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3 from Hell Star Sid Haig on the Mend After Accident, Wife Gives Health Update

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3 from Hell star Sid Haig is on the mend following an accident suffered last week, according to an update about his health posted by the actor’s wife Suzie on Instagram. Several days ago, Suzie had posted on Haig’s official Instagram account that he had been moved into the ICU at the hospital after having an accident.

The exact details of the accident and Haig’s current health status weren’t made clear, though Suzie was asking fans to pray for his recovery. Fans across the world and colleagues of Sid Haig prayed and sent their well wishes for his recovery, and now Suzie has updated fans as to what’s been happening in a new Instagram post.

“Hello everyone, I know it’s taken a while, but here’s the quick and dirty. Sid took a nasty spill early last week and went to the ER to make sure everything was ok. It was, but they kept him for a bit for observation. Late last Thursday night he vomited in his sleep. Because he was asleep, the vomit went into his lungs (aspiration). Fortunately, since they were monitoring him, the alarm went off and they were able to get the vomit out and an air tube with suction in.

They suctioned his lungs for a couple days and everything came out so they were able to remove the air tube/suction. He’s been breathing well for several days now but they still have to monitor for infection to be safe, since the bacteria in the human gut can set up an infection in the lungs when this happens, and are giving him IV antibiotics to protect him. His colour is great (nice and pink), and his vitals are excellent, so while he’s not allowed to eat or drink fully just yet, they’ve started letting him have a tiny bit of juice and water. He kept asking me to just give him the full cup of juice and got quite cranky when I said I couldn’t yet, so that’s a HUGE improvement. Sid being hungry and thirsty + Sid being cranky and fight-y = Sid getting BETTER.”

Sid Haig’s wife went onto further explain the situation and that the cult icon was improving.

“Today went great and he is continuing to improve. I apologize for my cryptic post Thursday night/early Friday morning, but what can I say – I was freaking out! What wife wouldn’t? And shit got real heavy for a minute there, but he bounced back like a champ! So I am making this update now because I finally feel comfortable & calm enough to let you all know he’s fighting like a true warrior and he is WINNING the fight!!! Thank you all for your prayers and caring and kindness, and thank you to [Bill Moseley] for his supportive posts. They are most appreciated by all of us here at Camp Haig. Love and gratitude, and a whole lot of respect, to all of you. Thank you so much for sending your energy to my sweet baby. Love really does conquer all.”

Some fans had been fearing the worst while awaiting word on Haig’s condition, with no new information to go on. Haig collaborator Rob Zombie had posted on social media many people were asking him about the situation, but he knew nothing more than what had been reported by the press. “I am hoping for some good news just like the rest of you,” the filmmaker wrote. 3 from Hell co-star Bill Moseley had been very supportive on social media, writing, “I can only wish him and wife Suzie the best and let them know I’m there for them if/when they need me.” The outpouring of support we’ve seen from Haig’s fans and friends goes to show just how loved and appreciated the legendary actor is.

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This is definitely good news heading into the weekend, as the premiere of Rob Zombie’s 3 from Hell is now just days away. In the long-awaited sequel, Haig will again reprise the role of Captain Spaulding, a part previously portrayed in House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects. A previously released clip for the movie provides a sneak peek at Haig as Captain Spaulding, though the character is sans clown makeup as he’s shackled on death row. Still, even in this confined setting, this is very much the sinister Spaulding we know best from the previous installments of the franchise, and it’s impossible not to get excited for 3 from Hell when watching the video.

3 from Hell is showing as part of a three day theatrical event, courtesy of Fathom Events. From Sept. 16-18, the movie will show in select theaters, with different exclusives provided to ticket holders on each night. On the first night, exclusive posters will be given away to the first 50 ticket holders to arrive at the theater. The second showing will also screen a behind-the-scenes featurette, with the third night showing 3 from Hell after The Devil’s Rejects as a double feature.

It’s great to see Haig on the fast track to recovery, and hopefully he’ll be out of the hospital and back home soon. In the meantime, fans of his can appreciate his return as Captain Spaulding when 3 from Hell plays in theaters next week. This information comes to us from Sid Haig on Instagram.

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‘Can’t Handle Rambo?’ New Last Blood Ad Aims To Show Haters As Anti-American Wimps

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The Downton Abbey movie looks like it might kick Rambo: Last Blood‘s ass at the box office, and critics — including Rambo’s own creator — have called Sylvester Stallone’s movie out from the sidelines. So Rambo V‘s marketing team decided to package the film’s antagonists together for a new ad. Taking a patriotic angle, the ad seems to mock the movie’s haters as tea-drinking Downton-loving anti-American wimps who “can’t handle Rambo” and his “disturbing” violence.

Check out the ad Sylvester Stallone shared on Saturday, the day after First Blood author David Morrell said he hated the new Rambo movie and was embarrassed to even be associated with it:

Sly Stallone is famous for playing fighters who beat the odds — his brand is the scrappy underdog who never quits — so this whole controversy is really playing to his strengths.

The ad gets cheeky with the Downton Abbey “cup of tea” pun, but the message is not exactly subtle — loving Rambo: Last Blood is a sign you are a strong red-blooded American. “Can’t handle Rambo?” is like a masculinity challenge. Will you pass or fail? It’s the job of an ad to sell things, and this will probably speak directly to the choir already singing Rambo V‘s praises in defense of critical attacks.

Rambo: Last Blood has a low Metascore of 29 from 26 critics on Metacritic, but that site’s users have given it an average of 8.4/10. Over at Rotten Tomatoes, 89 critics so far have given Rambo V a rating of 29%, with 1,677 RT users giving it an 86% audience score. Not all critics hated it and not all fans loved it, but Last Blood is now the new poster child for the fan/critic divide.

Defending Rambo: Last Blood has become its own movement, and there’s definitely a political edge. Rambo’s creator shared a headline calling Last Blood a “MAGA fantasy.” Sylvester Stallone’s new ad brings in British men as a stand-in for Downton Abbey and to represent a certain type of guy, probably the type who would be mocked as a “snowflake.”

I’m very fond of Downton types myself, but to each his or her own. I also love me some Sly Stallone. I also love honest criticism and think we need more of it, especially if you don’t agree with it. Being free to argue with each other over movies = the true American way.

Based on Rambo: Last Blood‘s opening day box office, it was expected to make around $20 million in its opening weekend, behind Downton Abbey and close to both Brad Pitt’s Ad Astra and the still-slaying It: Chapter 2. Stay tuned for our weekend box office roundup for the full report. And keep up with everything heading to the big screen this year with our 2019 movie release date schedule.

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Wait, Did IT Chapter Two Have An Alternate Ending For Richie?

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Spoilers ahead for IT Chapter Two.

The horror genre has been through an exciting renaissance over the past few years, with plenty of new and exciting projects hitting theaters and raking up dough at the box office. But the genre has always been one that relied heavily franchises and sequels, and a fair amount of reboots have accompanied new original stories. Stephen King’s IT was recently given the movie treatment, with a pair of horror flicks by Andy Muschietti. The sequel delivered an emotional ending for Bill Hader’s Richie Tozier, but was there an alternate (and sadder) ending for the fan favorite character?

Richie was the scene stealer in IT Chapter Two, as Bill Hader had an endless supply of one liners for the members of the Losers’ Club. Andy Muschietti made a narrative choice by deepening the bond between Richie and James Ransone’s Eddie. It turns out that Richie’s feelings for his friend were romantic, and ultimately left unexplored in the wake of Eddie’s death. But Ransone recently shared a photo from the set of Chapter Two, which is going to start endless fan theories about an alternate ending. Check it out.

Um, what? Is there a version of IT Chapter Two that ends with Richie’s death? My head is spinning, and fans of both the franchise and Stephen King’s beloved novel are likely doing the same.

This image comes to us from James Ransone’s personal Instagram page. The image shows what appears to be a prop table on the set of IT Chapter Two. Included is a photo of Bill Hader’s character, which says “In Loving Memory of Richard Tozier”. As such, fans are wondering if an alternate ending for the movie saw Richie dying at the hands of Pennywise, rather than Eddie. But would the ending have been as powerful?

Eddie sacrifices himself during the final battle with Pennywise, but being killed by the demon after saving Richie. Bill Hader’s character was shown weeping and mourning for his fellow Loser, with the movie later revealing that his feelings were actually romantic in nature. Eddie’s death gives Richie the final motivation to destroy Pennywise, with the remaining Losers’ bullying the monster until he was small enough to kill.

The strength Richie has to stand up to Bill Skarsgard’s villain comes with the realization and memories of his time with Eddie. The movie ends with the comedian seemingly coming to terms with his sexuality, re-carving his and Eddie’s initials before leaving Derry. But could the above photo indicate an alternate, sadder ending for the character?

It’s unclear, as James Ransone didn’t offer any type of context with the photo. It’s more than possible that it was an inside joke on the set, and was not actually a prop for the horror sequel. But with Andy Muschietti willing to make some changes to Stephen King’s original story, it seems just about anything is possible.

Killing Richie off would have presumably given Eddie the chance to survive, and possibly come to the same realization that Bill Hader’s character did during IT Chapter Two‘s conclusion. The hypochondriac Loser was shown having the same problems he did as a kid during adulthood. While no longer under the thumb of his abusive mother, Eddie’s relationship with his wife had a similar power dynamic. Unfortunately, he ultimately died before being able to make a real change.

We’ll just have to wait and see if Andy Muschietti ends up commenting on this photo, and whether or not IT Chapter Two had an alternate ending for Richie. Perhaps the answers will arrive with the supercut of both movies, which the director has shown an interest in.

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Megan Fox Says She And Amanda Seyfried Were ‘Horrified’ To Make Out In Jennifer’s Body

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Throughout Hollywood’s history, there have been tons of movies that originally slipped through the cracks before being embraced by audiences years later. Such is the story with Jennifer’s Body. The horror film starring Megan Fox opened in theaters ten years ago to poor reviews and fell flat with audiences with its $31 million box office earnings.

Jennifer’s Body writer Diablo Cody, who famously wrote hit comedy Juno before the now cult horror classic, cites some unfortunate marketing as the reason for Jennifer’s Body flopping. Since Megan Fox was at the height of her sex symbol status, the studio focused on objectifying the actress to sell tickets to young men over the film’s target to women on themes of female sexualization and queer representation. Perhaps it was ahead of it’s time?

Thinking back, Megan Fox remembers her and Mamma Mia’s Amanda Seyfried being timid to film one scene in Jennifer Body where the two friends make out on a bed, revealing a rare instance of bisexuality on the big screen. In Fox’s words:

Now these are the behind-the-scenes things you don’t think about! Make-out scenes such as the one between Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried in Jennifer’s Body have the camera getting as intimate with the viewer as the actors on screen. And for the two young women, the idea of baring all their blemishes was the most terrifying aspect of filming the sequence.

Counterpoint, I don’t think anyone was looking for chin acne or even thinking about that during the steamy sequence! However, it was scenes such as this one that was particularly used in the marketing of Jennifer’s Body to entice male theatergoers and largely ignore the film’s intended audience. Megan Fox told Variety in the tenth-anniversary interview that the film was sold as the ‘Megan Fox is sexy, come see this movie,’ when there was more than met the eye.

Diablo Cody also remembers predicting the film’s flop fate during a test screening with the film’s marketing target. She has one of the responses saved to this day, which read “needs moar bewbs.” Since 2009, Hollywood has certainly shifted its focus and a movie like Jennifer’s Body may have been marketed different and reached its intended audience.

Since the failure of Jennifer’s Body, Diablo Cody has moved on with critically-acclaimed projects such as Young Adult, Tully and television show United States of Tara, while Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried have found successful careers, with Jennifer’s Body remaining a deep cut (hidden gem?) during their acting beginnings.

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