Will Audiences Be ‘Taken’ Again? — 10 Things To Check Out This Week
The Halloween season is upon us. That means lots of horror flicks are hitting theaters and there will be some extra spooky stuff airing on TV.
But this week in entertainment and pop culture isnât all about the scary. Weâre also getting a sequel to one of the most popular action-suspense movies of the past few years, plus a web series based on one of the most popular video games of all time.
Read on for 10 things to check out this week:
Liam Neeson is back as broody badass Bryan Mills, and this time heâs killing EVERYONE. The bloody, suspenseful and action packed sequel to the 2008 hit film was written and produced by âLeonâ director Luc Besson. âHit Manâ and âColombianaâ director Olivier Megaton is in the directorâs chair this time, so you can expect plenty of bullets, chase scenes and non-stop face punching. We kinda canât wait. âTaken 2â opens wide on Friday.
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn
The new âHaloâ web series debuts on Friday to set the stage for the release of âHalo 4.â We showed you the trailer and poster for this series back in July, and weâve been anticipating the live-action carnage ever since. You can find the first episode of âHalo 4: Forward Unto Dawnâ Friday on YouTube.
This critically well-received found footage horror anthology finally hits theaters on Friday, just in time for Halloween season. Some are already calling âV/H/Sâ the scariest movie of the year, but some critics say some anthology entries are great but some fall flat. Weâre ready to get scared in theaters this Friday.
Itâs another horror flick! Whattayaknow. This one stars Ethan Hawke as a writer who moves his family into a house thatâs haunted by â¦ something sinister! âSinisterâ opens on Friday and itâs directed by Scott Derrickson, who helmed âThe Exorcism of Emily Roseâ and 2008âs âThe Day The Earth Stood Still.â
Word is that the Tim Burton of old â thatâs âBeetlejuiceâ and âEdward Scissorhandsâ Tim Burton â is back with this animated retooling of his original 1984 short film about a boy and his undead dog. Check out ‘Frankenweenie’ in theaters on Friday.
Syfyâs ’31 Days of Halloween’
The cable network celebrates our favorite ghoulish holiday with a monthâs worth of creepy programming, kicking off this Wednesday with a special 90-minute episode of âParanormal Witness.â The creepy continues with extra-spooky episodes of shows like âHavenâ and âAmerican Horror House.â
âSupernaturalâ Season 8 premiere
The boys are back for an eighth â eighth! â season of meta monster mashing on The CW. Some fans say the show has lost itâs way while others say it gets better with every season. Find out what happens when ‘Supernatural’ returns on Wednesday night.
’30 Rockâ Season 7 premiere
Itâs the final year of the hit NBC sitcom. â30 Rockâ returns to the tube for a short final season run. This one, apparently, is for the fans. Count us in. â30 Rockâ season seven premieres Thursday night.
Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection on Blu-ray
Check out special editions of eight of Universalâs classic monster movies in high def. Included in this package is âThe Wolf Man,â âFrankenstein,â âThe Mummy,â âThe Invisible Man,â âThe Creature from the Black Lagoon,â âThe Phantom of the Opera,â âDracula,â and, of course, âThe Bride of Frankenstein.â
‘Iron Sky’ on Blu-ray
What would happen if Naziâs from the moon time-traveled to the present day (or something like that)? Find out in this loud, quirky and colorful Finnish-German-Australian film, hitting DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday.