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WIRE Buzz: 'Come True' dreams up eerie trailer, Clive Barker's Books of Blood heads to Hulu & more
We're picking up some Nightmare on Elm Street vibrations from the first trailer for Come True ... you know, like "dream come true?" It's a new horror flick that's on course to premiere at this year's Fantasia International Film Festival on Aug. 30.
Written, directed, and shot by Anthony Scott Burns (Our House), the movie stars Julia Sarah Stone (Honey Bee) as Sarah, a troubled teenager who struggles with recurring nightmares and financial instability after she runs away from home. She consents to take part in a university sleep study that offers shelter, money, and the friendship of head scientist Jeremy (Truth or Dare's Landon Liboiron). However, something starts to seem fishy about the study, which may be making Sarah's disturbing dreams worse, not better.
"As the darkness begins to close in, it's soon clear that Sarah has unknowingly become the conduit to a horrifying, new discovery," says the plot description.
Check out the trailer below (which was first reported by Deadline):
Aided by some '80s-inspired synth, the trailer captures the haziness and terror that often accompany your average nightmare/dream state.
Fantasia 2020 will take place completely online between Aug. 20 and Sept. 2. You can purchase festival tickets for Come True right here.
The Suicide Squad and Zack Snyder's Justice League may be a little too mature for the kiddos, but don't worry — DC FanDome won't exclude young members of the comic book audience. In a newly released teaser, Warner Bros. highlighted its kid-friendly slate of programming during the 24-hour August event inspired by all things DC: from comics, to TV shows, to films.
While you catch up on the latest reveals for Wonder Woman 1984 and Aquaman 2, your children can head into Titans Tower from Cartoon Network's Teen Titans GO! There, they can play games, watch exclusive videos, read comics, and explore the multi-level virtual space for all kinds of special surprises. They can even take the elevator down to the basement and visit the Batcave.
Here's the teaser:
DC FanDome kicks off Saturday, Aug. 22 and runs for 24 hours until 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT on Aug. 23.
Clive Barker, the acclaimed horror writer whose literary works include the Hellraiser series, is now coming to Hulu. The Disney-owned streaming platform announced today that it would debut the Books of Blood film adaptation — which was first announced last November — on Oct. 7. The project is based on the six-volume collection of short stories Barker published in the 1980s.
Helmed by Brannon Braga (a writing alum of Star Trek, 24, and Terra Nova), the movie co-stars Britt Robertson, Rafi Gavron, Anna Friel, Yul Vazquez, and Freda Foh Shen. Barker executive-produces alongside Braga and The Orville creator Seth MacFarlane. Viewers can expect to embark "on a journey into uncharted and forbidden territory through three uncanny tales tangled in space and time," reads the synopsis provided on IMDB.