Buyer Beware – Hong Kong/Malaysia, 2018

‘Haunted houses for sale’

Buyer Beware – original title: Ji wu – is a 2018 Hong Kong-Malaysian supernatural horror feature film written and directed by Malaysian-born Jeffrey Chiang (Dilarang masuk). The movie stars Carlos Chan Ka-lok, Cheung Kwok-keung, Mimi Kung Chi-yan and Carlos Chan Ka-lok.

Young and financially struggling Charlie (Carlos Chan Ka-lok), is forlorn after his break-up with his materialistic girlfriend Shermaine (Carmen Tong Ka-man ) and is also burdened with paying hefty hospital bills for his father, who is in a coma.

Charlie joins a rising property agency headed by wealthy middle-aged couple Gordon (Cheung Kwok-keung) and Lucy (Mimi Kung Chi-yan), however they specialise in buying up dirt cheap properties after someone has died or been murdered in them. He soon finds himself burying his conscience in front of oblivious clients as he sells them blatantly haunted properties…

Reviews:

“There are enough unnerving moments to make your skin crawl, especially as it plays on your fears of empty abandoned houses with brutal or tragic histories, but not quite sufficient for this to be anything more than an adequate Hong Kong horror offering, not least because of its exasperating u-turn right at the end.” Gabriel Chong, Movie Exclusive

” …a slow-burner which builds its unsettling vibe with admirable flair – before succumbing to an onslaught of over-the-top genre clichés in the last reel […] Buyer Beware is at its scariest when it offers us sightings in mundane locations, which are later revealed to be consequences of horrible deaths by murder or accidents.” Edmund Lee, South China Morning Post

Release:

Buyer Beware was released in China by mm2 Entertainment on 28 June 2018

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What Does R.L. Stine Think of the GOOSEBUMPS Flicks?

So far we have seen to successful adaptations of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps book series, but what does the man himself think about the movies thus far?

Turns out he digs them and thinks they get an important aspect of the books right time and time again.

What they get right,” Stine tells Cinema Blend, “is the mix of humor and horror. Because, I mean, if you read a Goosebumps book, it’s got a lot of laughs in it, a lot of teasing. Mainly because I don’t really want to terrify kids, you know, and I think they get that mix of scary stuff. They go into this old house, they find this book hidden room back, they opened it up, but there’s also a lot of laughs. I think that they had the right mix.”

What do you think of the Goosebumps flicks? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments section or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween is directed by Ari Sandel (The DUFF) from a screenplay written by Rob Lieber. It stars Madison Iseman, Ben O’Brien, Caleel Harris, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ken Jeong, and Chris Parnell.

It’s now playing in theaters.

Synopsis:

Two boys face an onslaught from witches, monsters, ghouls and a talking dummy after they discover a mysterious book by author R.L. Stine.

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Cavitycolors to Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN with Soy Wax Candle and Mystery Enamel Pin

John Carpenter’s Halloween turns 40 on October 25th, and Cavitycolors is celebrating the iconic movie’s milestone with a soy scented candle and mystery enamel pin that will be available this Thursday, October 18th! In addition to full details, we have a look at the cool artwork on the candle box as well as on the jar itself.

From Cavitycolors: “We’re so incredibly excited to reveal our officially licensed HALLOWEEN 40th Anniversary Scented Soy Wax Candle! 

Each candle contains a MYSTERY ENAMEL PIN embedded at the bottom of every jar, PLUS an exclusive collectors box featuring 5 full panels of gorgeous Halloween artwork designed by Devon Whitehead. This is a must have for your collection!

Available online THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18th @ 5 PM EST, alongside another item we’ll be revealing soon. We wanted to create a truly collectible, unique item to celebrate 40 years of the immortal classic. Something that’s never officially been done for the film that would literally bring the essence of Halloween night right into your home. The candle scent profile is a custom mix we created that captures the atmosphere of that dark Halloween night 40 years ago in Haddonfield. The night HE came home.

With notes of Sweet Cinnamon, Pumpkin, Dead Leaves, and a subtle hint of apple. It smells absolutely delicious!

The Scented Soy Wax is an off-white that resembles Michael’s mask and is contained inside a deluxe BLACK STONE jar, with a black stone lid.

At the bottom of every candle is a Mystery Enamel Pin wrapped in a protective casing, which will be revealed at the end of the candles life. So once the candle ends, a surprise awaits!

  • PRICE: $45 for the Candle, Collectors Box, and Mystery Pin inside!
  • Approx. 11 oz. of 100% Soy Wax
  • Limit 2 per person.
  • The first 1,000 candles will contain the 40th Anniversary logo on the box. in 2019, it will be replaced with the classic HALLOWEEN logo.”

For more information, visit Cavitycolors’ website.

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‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’: A Spoiler-Free Review of Season One

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

For those of us that grew up on ABC’s sassy yet squeaky-clean portrayal of the Archie comics character in the 1990s, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is the version we want to see as genre-loving adults. It does away with the cutesy spells and magical mishaps, making it perfectly clear that these witches command an ancient […]

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Constantin Film to Reboot ‘Wrong Turn’ Franchise

Cannibals have something to cheer for today as Constantin Film has announced that they are remaking the Wrong Turn franchise. Series creator, Alan B. McElroy returns to write the script with Mike P. Nelson attached to direct.

Deadline uncovered that the film is described as a timely and topical meditation on society and its issues. The script is said to follow a group of friends on a a cross-country hiking expedition who run upon the cannibals.

Originally released on May 30, 2003 Wrong Turn starred Eliza Dushku, Desmond Harrington, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kevin Zegers, and Jeremy Sisto. The film, which was written by Alan B. McElroy and directed by Rob Schmidt, follows a clan of cannibals as they hunt unfortunate victims that stumble upon their home. The film was such a success that it spawned five more films in shape of two sequels and three prequels.

Keep it locked to HNN as we will bring you the latest on Wrong Turn.

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31 Days of Guilty Pleasures – ‘Silent HIll’

A few years ago I did a daily countdown to Halloween that featured some of my favorite scares from 31 different horror movies. This year I’m bringing back the feature, but this time we’re taking a look at some of my favorite guilty pleasures. There’s no rhyme or reason to how these movies are being […]

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MTV Scream Season 3 Adds Tony Todd

I was a mega-fan of the first two season’s of MTV’s Scream: The TV Series. And if you were too then I’m sure you’re eagerly awaiting the new season just like I am. And if that’s the case then today’s news might just put you over the edge.

It looks like Candyman himself, Tony Todd has joined the upcoming third season of Scream. No word on who he’ll be playing as the only confirmation we have comes from Todd’s own Instagram account, showing him on-set.

You can check out his posts below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments section or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

We’ll let you know when we hear more about Scream: The TV Series season three! The third season of Scream: The TV Series is expected to air sometime this year on MTV.

Synopsis:

The series centers on Deion Elliot, a local star football running back, whose tragic past comes back to haunt him and threaten his hard-earned plans for the future… and the lives of his unlikely group of friends.

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Have You Been Finding the Hidden Ghosts in “Haunting of Hill House”? Here’s a Guide to Get You Started

To reduce Netflix and Mike Flanagan’s “The Haunting of Hill House” to merely a ghost story would be doing the series a disservice, as it’s actually way more focused on character drama than it is paranormal terror. Personally, I like to describe it as “the horror version of Six Feet Under,” and it’s because Flanagan and company make us care so deeply about the characters that the series has the power to genuinely send chills up the spine when it desires to.

Yes, “The Haunting of Hill House” is bone-chilling at times, but it’s the deep and complex character work that makes Flanagan’s new project a standout horror series.

An added bonus of awesomeness? As we revealed in a chat with Flanagan last week, he and the team have hidden ghosts in *almost all* episodes of “The Haunting of Hill House,” which serve as creepy Easter eggs for viewers. The characters themselves never actually see these ghosts, making their inclusion a fun “ghost hunting” adventure for us and us alone.

The interior was designed so that it could hide ghosts,” Flanagan told Bloody-Disgusting. “That was one of the big things. If you go back and watch the series again, in every episode there’s probably somewhere between eight and 10 ghosts that are just hidden in plain sight that we called no attention to but they’re there. I’m giddy about when the show launches and people start to spot them. I think that’s going to be really fun. We had a blast just hiding them all over the set whenever we were shooting. It’s pretty cool.”

Supervising producer and frequent Flanagan screenwriter Jeff Howard added that some of the ghosts come from past Hill House adaptations, and even Flanagan’s own movies.

Some of them are old friends too from past projects,” Howard said. “There’s a couple of fun little cameos with people from the movies. If you’re a fan of the movies, you’ll get a good little laugh from seeing them show up. I’m sure you saw a cameo from the original Hill House movie. There’s also a bunch from the Flanagan Cinematic Universe.”

So when/where can you actually spot these ghosts? They’re often very hard to notice unless you’re paying strict attention to what’s going on in the background, but we wanted to highlight a few of them for you here today. Of course, part of the fun here is finding these spooky Easter eggs for yourself, but we figured we’d help you get started on this ghost hunting adventure.

First up, here’s how many you should be looking for in each episode:

  • Episode 1: 4 Ghosts
  • Episode 2: 2 Ghosts
  • Episode 3: 9 Ghosts
  • Episode 4: 3 Ghosts
  • Episode 5: 3 Ghosts
  • Episode 6: 0 Ghosts
  • Episode 7: 2 Ghosts
  • Episode 8: 0 Ghosts
  • Episode 9: 4 Ghosts
  • Episode 10: ?

And here are some screen-grabs (and time stamps) of a select few of these ghosts:

EPISODE 1: 52 Seconds


EPISODE 3: 39 minutes, 40 seconds


EPISODE 5: 22 minutes, 1 second


EPISODE 7: 49 minutes, 45 seconds


EPISODE 9: 8 minutes, 12 seconds


You’re on your own from here. Happy (ghost) hunting!