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Update Rundown: “TWIN PEAKS”, “INSIDIOUS 4”, and “THE NEON DEMON”Movies/TV,News Ken W. Hanley
As the wicked world turns, FANGORIA continues to sink our teeth into the latest and greatest in horror happenings. And to keep fright fans informed in a timely fashion, FANGO has rounded up the head-turning headlines from across the lurid landscape for your reading pleasure!
First up, news broke via FACT Magazine and The AV Club that Showtime’s TWIN PEAKS revival may no longer be just a “limited series” event, but in fact a full-on series revival. Reports claim that updates on the series’ location filming revealed that TWIN PEAKS- which remains firmly under wraps- could be splitting their initial episode order into two seasons rather than an extended limited series event. Furthermore, signs also point that there could be more PEAKS on the way, as reports revealed that filming had concluded on the “first” two seasons of Showtime’s TWIN PEAKS.
Of course, Showtime simply could be testing the waters in the off-chance that TWIN PEAKS doesn’t pull in the appropriate viewership numbers, and should the show disappoint, the second batch of episodes could serve as an appropriate conclusion. However, don’t be surprised if TWIN PEAKS hits big if Lynch and Frost have more trips to TWIN PEAKS in them as well. I guess we’ll find out for sure when TWIN PEAKS debuts its third season in 2017.
Next up, news broke out of CinemaCon earlier today that the INSIDIOUS franchise isn’t dead yet! The James Wan/Leigh Whannell/Blumhouse property was announced among the films at Sony’s CinemaCon presentation, under the working title INSIDIOUS: THE NEXT CHAPTER, as per Coming Soon. While it is unknown if Whannell will return to the director’s chair or even what era the time-jumping franchise will take place next, the announcement is a big, bold vote of confidence in popular fright franchise.
Lastly, the first trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn’s THE NEON DEMON has arrived, and my lord, does it look glorious. Of course, Refn’s stylized visuals and terrifying surrealism is on full display, with an atmosphere akin to ’70s Argento bleeding through each frame. Although Amazon Studios has yet to give THE NEON DEMON a solid release date, the film will be hitting theaters(!!!) in 2016; check out the trailer for the film below and stay tuned for more on these projects at FANGORIA.com!