Interpreted By Naching T. Kassa
Happy 2018, HWA faithful! The New Year has come, and Watchung rang it in with style. He had his confetti, his funny hat, and a lovely summer squash to kiss at midnight. It was a memorable evening. He watched the Great Pumpkin drop and imbibed in a gallon of Jobe’s Fertilizer. Unfortunately, he’s suffering from the King of Calabash hangovers. Let’s allow him a little rest and see what he and the New Year have brought us.
Season 11 of the X-FILES premieres Wednesday, January 3. The series will focus on Scully and Mulder’s search for their son, William.
Ridley Scott’s “The Terror” will premiere Monday, March 26, on AMC. The 10-part Historical Horror series is set in 1847 and involves a Royal Navy Expedition looking for the Northwest Passage. During their search, they’re attacked by an unknown predator. The series stars Jared Harris (THE CROWN), Tobias Menzies (OUTLANDER), and Ciaran Hinds.
CBS’s streaming platform, CBS All Access, will feature Jordan Peele ’s reboot of the TWILIGHT ZONE. Peele, Simon Kinberg, and Marco Ramirez will executive produce. Watchung promises more information as it becomes available.
Season three of STRANGER THINGS has been delayed. The Netflix series will return in 2019 instead of 2018.
Now, on to movies!
Watchung is pleased. There are more horror offerings this month.
INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY—Friday, January 5, PG-13. This fourth film in the franchise finds Elise Rainier investigating a house from her youth. Written by Leigh Whannel. Directed by Adam Robitel.
DEVIL’S GATE—Friday, January 5, Not Rated. An FBI agent and local sheriff investigate the disappearance of a woman and her son.
MOM AND DAD—Friday, January 19, Rated R. Mass hysteria causes adults to turn on their own children. Stars Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair.
- Night Shyamalan’s new film, GLASS, has wrapped filming. This sequel to SPLIT and UNBREAKABLE will premiere on January 18, 2019. It stars Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, and Samuel L. Jackson, reprising his role as Mr. Glass. The film is written and directed by Shyamalan.
Andre Ovredal (THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE) will direct SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK. The film will be written by Kevin Hageman and Dan Hageman (THE LEGO MOVIE). Ovredal will produce with Sean Daniel, Jason Brown, and Elizabeth Grave. The movie is based on the popular children’s books written by Alvin Schwartz.
The remake of Stephen King’s PET SEMATARY will be released on April 19, 2019.
IT—Tuesday, January 9, Rated R. Stephen King‘s epic story of the Loser’s Club and their battle against the evil clown, Pennywise. Directed by Andy Muschietti.
HAPPY DEATH DAY—Tuesday, January 16, Rated PG-13.
MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD, an action/role-playing game produced by Capcom, will be released on Friday, January 26. In this fifth installment of the franchise, the players must hunt monsters in a fantasy world and kill or capture them for study. The game will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC formats.
That’s it for this edition of Watchung’s Horror Watch. Remember: if there’s horror news out there, Watchung is watching!
Special thanks to the following websites: wheresthejump.com, dreadcentral.com, bloodydisgusting.com, ihorror.com, thisishorror.co.uk, dvdreleasedates.com, promotehorror.com, dailydead.com, variety.com, horrorfreaknews.com, collider.com, moviepilot.com, cinemablend.com, tvline.com, indiewire.com, ew.com, movieweb.com, joblo.com, nerdmuch.com, imdb.com, rottentomatoes.com, gamespot.com, deadgames.org, screenrant.com, movieinsider.com, moviefone.com, telegraph.co.uk/gaming, eonline.com, gameranx.com, and wikipedia.com.