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A family takes on a primeval species in John R. Leonetti's The Silence

I never have very high hopes when I check out a movie directed by John R. Leonetti (who has given us MORTAL KOMBAT: ANNIHILATION, THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT 2, ANNABELLE , WOLVES AT THE DOOR, and WISH UPON ), as I don't tend to enjoy them very much. He keeps making movies that sound intriguing, though, so I keep watching them... and sometimes my low expectations allow me to get more...
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John R. Leonetti: Steven Spielberg directed Poltergeist

"Who really directed POLTERGEIST ?" is a question that fans and the press have been pondering ever since the film was released in 1982. Although Tobe Hooper is credited as director, and there certainly are Hooper touches throughout the film, it does feel much more like a Steven Spielberg movie overall, Spielberg having been the producer and writer. It has been...
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07.17.2017
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Wish Upon (Movie Review)

PLOT : A bullied teenager girl discovers that a magic box can make her wishes come true, but at a serious cost. REVIEW : Sometimes a horror film - no matter how generic it sounds - can try and get everything right. They can bring in a few familiar genre faces and give the lead to a really solid actress. Better still is when they offer up some interesting and gruesome kills to...
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07.13.2017
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We visit the set of Wish Upon and talk to Joey King, Shannon Purser and more

Be careful what you wish for is a theme not uncommon for the horror genre, and in WISH UPON it is extremely apropos. As you may have seen from the film's effective trailers (posted below), the main character of Clare (Joey King) receives a fascinating "wishing box" that makes her every superficial desire a reality. But with severe consequences: for each wish granted, someone Clare...
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07.13.2017
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Wish Upon clip: Sherilyn Fenn needs help in the kitchen

I'm not sure about the upcoming supernatural horror film WISH UPON , which is set to be released in theatres on July 14 th. On one hand, it looks like it could be fun, and it has a solid cast that includes Joey King, Ryan Phillippe, Sydney Park, Shannon Purser, Elisabeth Röhm, and Sherilyn Fenn. On the other hand, director John R. Leonetti previously brought us MORTAL...
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07.07.2017
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Exclusive new images from Wish Upon featuring Joey King and Sydney Park

"I think everyone's going to be super terrified by it. Even I was, and I'm in the movie." That's Joey King's assessment of WISH UPON , the new supernatural horror film she headlines that is coming out in mid-July. The young actress stars as not-particularly-popular high schooler Clare Shannon, who finds herself in possession of a magical box that grants its owner any wish they...
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07.06.2017
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Stanley Tucci joins Kiernan Shipka in killer bat movie The Silence

The Constantin Films / Emjag Prods. project THE SILENCE is a movie I'm anticipating, but with some caution. It has me on board because of the story, which is based on the novel by Tim Lebbon. It follows  Ally, a deaf teenager who is terrorized by a lethal bat species called Vesps. The screenplay adaptation was handled by Carey and Shane Van Dyke. Now, I...
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05.19.2017
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Joey King killer wish movie Wish Upon granted a summer release date

WISH UPON is an upcoming thriller with some seriously fun potential. In the tradition of WISHMASTER (and to a lesser extent, LEPRECHAUN), the film focuses on a young lady played by Joey King ( THE CONJURING , above) who gains a magical box that allows her wishes to come true. This being a horror movie, those wishes come with deadly consequences. I was recently on the set of this...
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01.18.2017
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Wish Upon role goes to Sydney Park

A new addition to the cast of The Walking Dead for season 7, actress Sydney Park hasn't yet made her debut on the AMC series and we already know what her next genre project will be - Park has signed on to co-star in director John R. Leonetti's WISH UPON . Written by Barbara Marshall, WISH UPON has the following synopsis:  Twelve years after discovering...
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11.21.2016
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Leonetti's Wish Upon rounds out cast, commences principal photography

WISH UPON , the upcoming horror flick from ANNABELLE director John R. Leonetti, has just kicked off principal photography! We already knew the film would be starring Joey King (THE CONJURING), Shannon Purser (Stranger Things' Barb), Ryan Phillippe (Secrets and Lies), and Elisabeth Röhm (The Last Ship), but the film has also nabbed a few more actors to round out...
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11.09.2016
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Ryan Phillippe and Elisabeth Rohm join Joey King, Barb in Wish Upon

ANNABELLE director John R. Leonetti's WISH UPON 's cast just keeps getting more interesting. Already attached are Joey King (THE CONJURING) and Shannon Purser (Stranger Things' Barb), but now the film has conscripted Ryan Phillippe and Elisabeth Röhm in as-yet unspecified characters. Phillippe has recently been seen in Secrets and Lies and CATCH HELL, though...
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11.01.2016
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Trailer arrives for Manson-inspired Wolves at the Door

Director John R. Leonetti and screenwriter Gary Dauberman worked a reference to the Manson Family murders into their 2014 collaboration ANNABELLE , then proceeded to have insane members of a different cult invade the home of their lead characters. The powers-that-be at New Line Cinema obviously liked what Leonetti and Dauberman did there, because the company has reteamed with the...
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10.25.2016
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