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Lin Shaye in The Final Wish

If you’re read much folklore, you’ll be aware that the granting of wishes often comes with a price attached. When Aaron (Michael Welch) returns to his family home after the death of his antique collector father, he discovers an item with a sinister past and is surprised at the sudden improvements that seem to take place in his fortunes, but it’s all too quickly evident to viewers that something sinister is afoot. Central to the film, and responsible for much of its emotional impact, is the presence of Lin Shaye as Kate, the mother he has been out of touch with for some years. Ever since her unforgettable turn in Insidious in 2010, Lin has been adored by horror fans, but her involvement with the genre goes back decades before that and she has a great deal of other impressive work to her name,
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Exclusive ‘The Final Wish’ Clip Teases the New Horror from the Creator of ‘Final Destination’

Pro tip: Don't piss off Lin Shaye. At least that's what I'm taking away from our exclusive new clip from the horror thriller The Final Wish. A "new tale of death" from the creator of Final Destination, The Final Wish stars Michael Welch as a young man who returns to his hometown after the death of his father, where he has to face his devastated mother (Shaye) and the demons from his past. Things take a turn from the tragic to the terrifying when Aaron discovers a mysterious artifact in his father's belongings and sets a …
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Lin Shaye Terrifies in Exclusive The Final Wish Clip

Daniel Kurland Jan 14, 2019

Horror icon Lin Shaye stars in a new horror film from the creator of Final Destination, and we’ve got an exclusive look!

It’s always exciting when a horror film can think up a truly unique premise to draw its scares from—though we just as easily love when reliable staples from the genre are reconfigured to popular (and often gruesome) delight. Yet the ideal situation is when the best of both worlds can blend like so much blood and terror, and an old fashioned idea can be spun off in a radically new and exciting direction. That’s exactly what appears to be happening in the upcoming The Final Wish.

The Final Wish taps into that karmic retribution horror that makes the simple monkey's paw archetype still so effective. When Aaron Hammond (Michael Welch) returns home to help his mother (Lin Shaye) after the death of his father,
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Tony Todd Explains Why There Will Probably Never Be A Final Destination 6

Over the course of his acting career, Tony Todd has continued to find work in the horror genre, but aside from his lead turn in the Candyman movies, Final Destination may still be the one series that the actor is best known for, with Todd assuming the role of mortician William Bludworth in three of the franchise’s five installments.

But while the property has found consistent commercial success with its series of mundane yet elaborate death scenes, Todd feels that the Final Destination films may have reached their final destination, telling Bloody Disgusting that it’s simply an issue of profit.

“I am [surprised] but I know why there hasn’t been [another sequel],” Todd said. “It’s really an expensive film to shoot. Just getting whatever accident set pieces, like for example part two with the whole traffic accident, that took a good five weeks to shoot and at least 20 million bucks.
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Daily Dead’s 2019 Winter Horror Preview

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Happy almost 2019, dear readers! The holiday season is nearly over, but rather than let that get you down, why not indulge in some great horror movies coming our way over the next few months? Usually, the winter season of genre releases can be something of a mixed bag in terms of quality, but there some impressive projects coming out in the next few months that have me extremely excited as a horror fan. The two films that are my most anticipated are (of course) Us from Jordan Peele and Christopher Landon’s sequel Happy Death Day 2U, but I’m also very intrigued by what I’ve seen from films like Greta, Glass, Braid, Captive State, and Escape Room so far, and am really looking forward to seeing how those stories come together onscreen as well.

We also have a new sci-fi movie featuring Keanu Reeves getting released in the coming months,
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Screenwriter to Join Dread Central’s Free NYC Screening of The Final Wish

“Careful what you wish for” never had more dire circumstances than in The Final Wish, the new film from the creator of the Final Destination franchise. And now you can attend our free screening in New York City! Dread Central will be hosting an East Coast premiere of The Final Wish on Tuesday, January 8 […] The post Screenwriter to Join Dread Central’s Free NYC Screening of The Final Wish appeared first on Dread Central.
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Lin Shaye Gets “The Final Wish” In Haunting New Trailer

Thanks to her work in the Insidious movies, Lin Shaye has garnered a legion of fans, vaulting the talented character actress into leading parts well into her seventies.

In The Final Wish, Shaye plays Kate, a grieving woman who’s still devastated over her husband’s passing. When her son Aaron (Michael Welch) returns home to lend support, [...]

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Trailer for horror The Final Wish starring Lin Shaye, Tony Todd and Michael Welch

Ahead of its release next month, a trailer has arrived online for director Timothy Woodward Jr.’s upcoming horror The Final Wish which stars Michael Welch, Lin Shaye, Melissa Bolona, Spencer Locke, and Tony Todd; watch it here…

“From the creator of the Final Destination franchise comes a new twisted tale of death in The Final Wish. With the unexpected passing of his father, Aaron (Michael Welch) tries to come to terms with his grief while supporting his devastated mother (Lin Shaye). Sifting through his father’s belongings, Aaron comes upon an Urn that is far more than it seems. As his wants and wishes start coming true, Aaron thinks his prayers have been answered until he realizes the price of this good fortune is much more than he bargained for.”

The Final Wish is set for release on January 24th.

The post Trailer for horror The Final Wish starring Lin Shaye,
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Horror Highlights: The Last Drive-in Theme on Limited Edition Vinyl, The Final Wish Coming to Theaters on January 24th, Terror Threads’ The Lost Boys Apparel

Shudder recently announced Joe Bob Briggs' latest drive-in special, A Very Joe Bob Christmas., and to celebrate, Ship To Shore PhonoCo. is releasing the beloved Joe Bob Briggs theme song on a limited edition record. Also in today's Horror Highlights: details on Fathom Events' one-night-only theatrical screenings for The Final Wish and Terror Threads' 72-hour The Lost Boys apparel sale.

The Last Drive-In Theme on Limited Edition Vinyl: "Give the gift of Joe Bob this holiday season with a limited edition 45 Rpm record featuring the now-iconic theme from "The Last Drive-In" by Brennan & The Bigfeet.

Earlier this year, Joe Bob Briggs made his triumphant return to television with The Last Drive-In on AMC's Shudder Network. Guess what? He's here to stay. Joe Bob recently followed up his epic 24-hour horror marathon, which famously crashed Shudder's streaming service, with his Dinners of Death Thanksgiving special. Next, Joe Bob will share
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Official Trailer for Haunted Past Horror 'The Final Wish' with Lin Shaye

"The universe demands balance. For there to be life, there must be death." Cinedigm has released an official trailer for an indie horror thriller film titled The Final Wish, which just premiered at the Screamfest Film Festival earlier this fall. The film is about a man who returns home after the death of his father, to help his grief-stricken mother and to confront his past. While going through his dad's belongings, he comes across a mysterious item that is more than it seems. That's the only plot details provided, and this trailer doesn't help explain anything. The Final Wish stars horror iconic Lin Shaye, along with Michael Welch, Melissa Bolona, Tony Todd, Spencer Locke, and Kaiwi Lyman. Unfortunately this film looks like yet another derivative, repetitive supernatural horror without much of anything new to offer the genre. Check it anyway. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Timothy Woodward Jr's The Final Wish,
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‘The Final Wish’ Trailer Brings Upon the Wrath of a Djinn [Exclusive]

After having its premiere at the Screamfest Film Festival this past October, Cinedigm announced they will release the Timothy Woodard Jr.-directed The Final Wish on January 24, 2019. The film was written by Jeffrey Reddick, the creator of Final Destination, with Jonathan Doyle and William Halfon. The Final Wish reunites Jeffrey Reddick and Tony Todd for the first time since Final Destination. It also reunites Lin […]
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Take a Chance with The Final Wish on Digital Platforms this January 24th

The Final Wish is a Gothic tale from director Timothy Woodward Jr. (Gnome Alone). Written by Jeffrey Reddick and William Halfon, the film recently had its World Premiere at La's Screamfest Film Festival, in October. This title was also just picked up by Cinedigm Entertainment Group for a release on Digital platforms, in the United States. The Final Wish involves a struggling lawyer who returns to his home. Determined to face his demons, Aaron (Michael Welch) discovers an ancient urn and learns of its dark promises. A trailer is now available for this indie horror title. The Final Wish has been reviewed by a few critics. Heather Wixson, of the Daily Dead, says of the story: "I liked The Final Wish as it does a good job of mixing up expectations while treading some very familiar territory story-wise." The film blends the ordinary with the extraordinary. Wixson also mentions some
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‘The Final Wish’ Image Gallery Reveals Film’s Creature!

After having its premiere at the Screamfest Film Festival this past October, Cinedigm announced they will release the Timothy Woodard Jr.-directed The Final Wish on January 24, 2019, Bloody Disgusting learned. The film was written by Jeffrey Reddick, the creator of Final Destination, with Jonathan Doyle and William Halfon. The movie reunites Jeffrey Reddick and Tony Todd for the first time since Final Destination. […]
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Dread Central to Host The Final Wish Free Screening in NYC Jan. 8th

“Careful what you wish for” never had more dire circumstances than in The Final Wish, the new film from the creator of the Final Destination franchise. And now you can attend our free screening in New York City! Dread Central will be hosting an East Coast premiere of The Final Wish on Tuesday, January 8 at Brooklyn’s […] The post Dread Central to Host The Final Wish Free Screening in NYC Jan. 8th appeared first on Dread Central.
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‘The Final Wish’ Horror Pic Starring Lin Shaye Scares Up Cinedigm Deal

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Exclusive: Cinedigm has acquired North American distribution rights to The Final Wish, the Timothy Woodward Jr-directed horror film starring Lin Shaye and penned by Final Destination franchise creator Jeffrey Reddick. An early 2019 theatrical release is planned.

Produced by Status Media & Entertainment, the film, which premiered earlier this year at Los Angeles’ Screamfest Horror Film Festival, follows a young man (Michael Welch), struggling in his life and career, who returns home to his devastated mother (Shaye) following the passing of his father, an antiques collector.

Once home, he encounters a run of good luck but can’t shake the feeling that there is something sinister at work, and these events may be tied to a mysterious antiquity that, legend has it, grants wishes but kills and steals souls in return. Spencer Locke, Melissa Bolona and Tony Todd also star.

Woodward Jr produced the film with Lauren de Normandie, Johnny Cleveland,
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Review: The Final Wish

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Grief is front and center in Timothy Woodward Jr.’s The Final Wish, a cautionary tale about the dangers of wish fulfillment centered around a struggling lawyer named Aaron (Michael Welch) who just wants to do right by everyone. And because this is a horror movie we’re talking about here, wanting good things for those you love often can come with a hefty price tag attached. Aaron quickly realizes that you often need bad to balance out the good in life, and his good deeds result in some devastating outcomes, proving that even good intentions can go horribly awry.

When we’re introduced to Aaron in The Final Wish, he’s just been rejected during another job interview, he no longer has a place to live because he hasn’t been able to pay his rent, and a call from Lisa (Melissa Bolona), a former flame who informs him
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