WonderCon 2015: The Future of Blumhouse Productions and Jason Blum’s Favorite Horror Film

jason Blum Interview WonderCon 2015 Blumhouse Productions

After Blumhouse ProductionsWonderCon panel this weekend, members of the press got the chance to sit down with founder and CEO Jason Blum to have a more direct conversation about studio happenings and his views on the horror genre. From his favorite scary movie to reviving Blumhouse of Horrors to his love of the supernatural, the man behind your nightmares opens up on these topics and more. Read the interview after the jump. Continue reading

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WonderCon 2015 Sunday Cosplay Photo Gallery [250+ Images!]

And on the third day, Easter Day, WonderCon cosplayers did not rest. They were not finished with their work as one final day of the con was left to explore and enjoy. There were a good handful of creative Easter Bunny/Jesus cosplay parodies roaming the Anaheim Convention Center. And like Saturday at WonderCon, from a legion of Deadpools to Warrior Disney Princesses, Sunday was also full of really inspiring fans who put in a lot of time into their costumes.

Observations that occurred:

  • I find X-23 and Psylocke to be my favorite of the X-Men cosplays I see at conventions, for reasons. Kitty Pryde is also great.
  • Cosplayers who dress up as Valka from How to Train Your Dragon 2 go all out.
  • Deadpool cosplayers ran amok more on Sunday compared to Saturday. I’m sure it had something to do with Easter, obviously…
  • We need more Fullmetal Alchemist cosplayers. C’mon people!
  • It’s always nice to see widely popular characters that no one regularly cosplays out in the wild, like Lydia from Beetlejuice or Daria.
  • Until this weekend, I never noticed how many people crossplay.
  • I saw two Negans running around on Sunday. Fans of The Walking Dead series are in for a treat that only comic readers have been privy too, and I predict we’ll see an influx of that character at cons soon – just like the Governor.
  • It was cool to meet Robert Franzese, the real Peter Griffin.
  • I’m surprised I didn’t see more appearances from Peggy Carter.
  • There were very few Doctor Who fans running around, which is quite abnormal.
  • And finally, I hope that after Star Wars Episode VII that people will find someone new to cosplay as other than Boba Fett.

And for those who are reading this for the first time and did not check out our cosplay photo gallery from Saturday at WonderCon 2015: you’ll notice a lot of cosplayers doing goofy poses or making funny, derp faces. I try to make it fun for cosplayers to breakaway from their action poses and bring in a humanizing factor to represent them as fans and people rather than just random people dressing up in costume. This series of abnormal poses has created some really fun character moments for both cosplayers and fans alike. I hope you enjoy!

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[Note 4: Beware – there is a Game of Thrones Season 4 spoiler within]

Enjoy our WonderCon 2015 Sunday cosplay photo gallery below!

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WonderCon 2015: Sunday Cosplay Photo Gallery [250+ Images!]

WonderCon 2015 Sunday Cosplay Photo Gallery Images

And on the third day, Easter Day, WonderCon cosplayers did not rest. They were not finished with their work as one final day of the con was left to explore and enjoy. There were a good handful of creative Easter Bunny/Jesus cosplay parodies roaming the Anaheim Convention Center. And like Saturday at WonderCon, from a legion of Deadpools to Warrior Disney Princesses, Sunday was also full of really inspiring fans who put in a lot of time into their costumes. Check out our photo gallery after the break. Continue reading

WonderCon 2015: What Does the Cast of ‘Unfriended’ Fear Most About Social Media?

WonderCon 2015 Unfriended Cast Q and A

In Blumhouse Productions’ upcoming low-budget horror film, Unfriended finds a group of teens literally cyber-attacked by an unknown entity seeking revenge for something they may or may not have posted online. With many of today’s first world problems and humble brags, some believe that there could not be anything more terrifying than to lose your privacy to the Internet. Following their WonderCon panel this weekend, I had the opportunity to sit down with the cast of Unfriended to discuss what they fear about social media and online culture. Continue reading

WonderCon 2015: Saturday Cosplay Photo Gallery [200+ Images!]

WonderCon 2015 Saturday Cosplay Photo GalleryFrom Attack on Titan flash mobs to wild Daleks running around the Anaheim Convention Center, cosplayers were out in full force at this year’s WonderCon. Saturday was definitely the busiest day of the con, perfect for cosplay connoisseurs to strut their stuff. Comic-Con may be the mecca for cosplayers to showoff their creativity, but don’t count out WonderCon. There were a ton of amazing cosplayers this year that were not just creative, but pretty high quality too. Check out our photo gallery from Saturday after the break. Continue reading

WonderCon 2015 Saturday Cosplay Photo Gallery [200+ Images!]

From Attack on Titan flash mobs to wild Daleks running around the Anaheim Convention Center, cosplayers were out in full force at this year’s WonderCon. Saturday was definitely the busiest day of the con, perfect for cosplay connoisseurs to strut their stuff. Comic-Con may be the mecca for cosplayers to showoff their creativity, but don’t count out WonderCon. There were a ton of amazing cosplayers this year that were not just creative, but pretty high quality too.

Observations that occurred:

  • Her character was only announced earlier this year and already Spider-Gwen has become a widely popular character
  • There were a lot fewer Attack on Titan fans in Scout Regiment garb than I am using to seeing at cons
  • However, Kill la Kill has definitely blown up over the past year
  • Although I didn’t get any pics of them, there were quite a lot of Korras I saw running around in the distance
  • Game of Thrones and DC Comics’ characters were the most seen on Saturday, enough so that that they formed their own gatherings in the fountain plaza
  • Big Hero 6, especially Honey Lemon, has also become a very beloved character to cosplay
  • Aside from the Griff Tanen, I was surprised by the lack of Back to the Future cosplayer as it’s 2015
  • Elsa from Frozen has become the new Slave Leia
  • I didn’t see any Trekkies?
  • The Walking Dead cosplayers from Reel Guise resemble their actor counterparts too eerily close. You might recall seeing the Carol on Talking Dead if you watch it
  • And of course the Deadpools were Deadpooling

And from the images below, you’ll notice that some cosplayers are acting out of character. That’s because, either last year or the year before, I figured that as much fun as people have creating their outfits and becoming the characters they are also fans too. So to humanize the whole culture of cosplay I’ve been asking them to pose out of character in either wacky poses or making silly derp faces. This series of abnormal poses has created some really fun character moments for both cosplayers and fans alike.

[Note: If you see yourself and would like a hi-res version of the photo without the watermark, please e-mail me at turntherightcorner@gmail.com]

[Note 2: If you do take an image, please provide photo credit through my Instagram or Twitter @TyRawrrnosaurus or this website, TurnTheRightCorner.com. Thanks!]

[Note 3: Check out all the cosplay images from Sunday >HERE<]

We hope you enjoy our WonderCon 2015 cosplay photo gallery!

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Cosplay Credits (if I didn’t list you and you want credit for your cosplay let me know!):

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WonderCon 2015: Sinister 2 Teaser Revealed; First Trailer on its Way Soon

Sinister 2 Teaser Footage WonderCon 2015

During the WonderCon 2015 Blumhouse Productions panel yesterday, the folks who set out to frighten us each year teased something special would come for those who sat through to the end. That big announcement came in the form of promo teaser for Sinister 2. Dubbed “Warning,” this short little snippet of footage gave heed to the terror we’ll be seeing come August 21. Watch the video after the break. Continue reading

WonderCon 2015: Director Leigh Whannell Shares Villainous ‘Insidious: Chapter 3’ Details

WonderCon 2015 Insidious Chapter 3 Lin Shaye Leigh Whannell Interview

This past weekend I had the opportunity to speak with writer/director/actor Leigh Whannell at WonderCon to learn more about what we can expect from the third installment of the Insidious franchise. As a prequel, Insidious: Chapter 3 takes fans back in time to discover how Elise (Lin Shaye), Specs (Whannell), and Tucker (Angus Sampson) came together to become the ghost hunters we know and love. After the jump, learn about his writing process and how he conceived the film’s main antagonist. Continue reading

WonderCon 2015: Blumhouse Teases Footage from ‘The Gallows’ [Updated w/ Video and Screenshots!]

[UPDATE: The teaser trailer dropped today (4/16) and we have it here for you!]

Not much is known about Blumhouse Productions‘ summer found footage film The Gallows – set for a July 10 release – but during their WonderCon panel we got a first look at some footage. Without giving away too much, the short clip delivered quite a scare to those in attendance. After the break, learn more about how the film came to Blumhouse’s attention and what shocked audiences.

It was announced late last year that Warner Bros.‘ New Line Cinema set the 2015 summer release for The Gallows. The film caught the eye of Management 360 via a trailer on YouTube, who then brought it to producer Jason Blum.

“We saw a rough cut of this and I really loved it. We were a little bit cautious of this now about found footage. There were a lot of these found footage movies that weren’t that good and just because they were found footage people would watch them. Now I almost feel like people are a little tired of it [found footage], so for it to catchit has to be really good. I just thought this movie felt unbelievably authentic, like no found footage movie I’ve seen in a long time.”

After a flurry of found footage films due to the success of Paranormal Activity, The Gallows impressed Blum for being anti-Hollywood.

“The other thing I should say is that the best found footage scary movies I think is the way Oren’s Paranormal Activity was this crew was two people and they did it totally off the grid in his own house and away from Hollywood, and that’s how these guys made these movie.”

While shooting his thesis, aspiring film school student from Nebraska, Chris Lofing asked Travis Cluff to do stunt work for his movie. (Cluff was fresh off his stint on the reality show Wipe Out – who became the first person to successfully cross the Tipsy Towers. He won his episode too.) The two built a friendship and moved up to Fresno from Los Angeles where they conceived and shot the film.

Most low budget horror films, especially of the found footage variety, generally cast unknowns. Lofing and Cluff explained briefly on their casting process.

“We almost knew immediately who we wanted and they’re really are characters who are related to anyone who has been to high school.”

As a found footage film, the duo did not use a director of photography and had his cast hold the cameras, something that also drew Blum to the project.

“People in jeopardy tend not to hold a camera. But these guys found an organic way to scare people.”

As I said, during the panel a small clip of the film was introduced by Blumhouse’s director of development, Ryan Turek. What we saw was fairly short, but it packed a punch. There was no context to the clip, or how the character shown came to be in her situation, but it was quite the terrifying situation.

[SPOILER: Scene description]

What was shown was one of the lead stars, Cassidy Gifford, scared and alone with only the red tint of emergency exit lights to guide her. As the lights flicker, like they typically do in horror films, we see a shadowy figure appear behind her. From what I recall, he was wearing a white shirt with dark pants while holding a noose. We are now zoomed in close to her face, similarly to a scene in The Blair Witch Project. As the camera pans further away from her face we see scar tissue and scrapes along her neck. The frame pauses for the audience to take in the horror. Cassidy is then jerked by the noose that wraps around her neck and then dragged away on the floor. Whether she survives we’ll find out this summer.

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The Gallows Horror Movie 2015 Noose

Here’s the official plot synopsis from IMDb.com:

20 years after a horrific accident during a small town school play, students at the school resurrect the failed show in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy – but soon discover that some things are better left alone.

Written and directed by Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing, The Gallows stars Cassidy Gifford (God’s Not Dead!) , Pfeifer Brown, Ryan Shoos, and Reese Mishler (Youthful Daze). The film is due out in theaters on July 10, 2015.


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WonderCon 2015: Warner Bros. Shares Exciting New ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Clips [UPDATED w/ VIDEOS]

WonderCon 2015 Warner Bros. 'Mad Max Fury Road' Clips

There are many action movies that get released every year, but few and far between come around that change the game and blow our socks off. And just from seeing two short clips during the Warner Bros. WonderCon panel in Anaheim this weekend, Mad Max: Fury Road is definitely that action movie that will raise the bar. After the jump, learn what we saw during the panel and why we believe this could be the greatest action movie of the year. Continue reading