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"Paranormal Activity 3" takes viewers back to see where the activity began.

After a legitimate breakout and a strong follow-up, it was safe to say that we're now stuck with "Paranormal Activity," for better or for worse. And while that type of success is usually a recipe for Hollywood studio scrimping and laziness, this series may mark one of the first instances where producers have managed to grow a series both in ambition and quality as it progresses.

In the new action flick "Area", which has a new trailer, Samuel Jackson plays the mastermind behind an online gladiator show where folks can vote on whether contestants get to live or die. Yes this is pretty much the same thing as "The Running Man", "Death Race" and countless other flicks but those have all been missing one thing. That's right, Samuel Jackson doing the same "I'm a bad as" shtick he did almost 20 years ago in "Pulp Fiction". I know the rest of those movies are going to suck after this.

Against my better judgment I've been on board for the "Fright Night" remake since it was announced. You know me, I'm an optimist. And from the first few trailers and clips I've been pleasantly surprised that the flick doesn't look that bad but I also realized I hadn't seen much of Peter Vincent, the lovably old timey horror host from the original. Well here's a new clip which is chock full of Peter and can someone tell me who the hell this Russell Brand looking ass-clown is? Booo on your "Fright Night". Boo!

Ethan Hawke has signed on to play the lead in a new found footage movie from Jason Blum, the producer behind "Paranormal Activity" and it's sequel. The film will reportedly have a budget of only 5 million and Hawke will play a writer who investigates murders and discovers home video footage that helps to unravel the details of one grisly crime. Jason Blum will play a producer who keeps doing the same crap and makes millions off of it.

The much discussed Kevin Smith hate letter to the Midwest in video form "Red State" will finally find it's way onto DVD and Blu-Ray on October 18th and now there's a gaggle of new details emerging around the special features. Audio commentary with Smith, Smith's Sundance speech, a making of documentary, and deleted scenes and posters both introduced by Smith. Sounds like like a lot of exciting stuff but you should know that anything including Smith is going to mostly be him shoveling Ring Dings into his giant gullet and rambling about being "underground" and "indie" because he charges people 70 bucks to see his movies.

Kevin Bacon has signed on to the big screen adaptation of "R.I.P.D.", a comic book that follows two undead cops who still walk the beat. Bacon looks to be playing a villain in the film and Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds have already been confirmed as the cop duo. Bacon in between Reynolds and Bridges? Sounds delicious.

It's about time a horror movie was set in Poland. Yes "Haunted Poland", which has a new trailer, looks like it's a pretty bad rip off of "Paranormal Activity" and yes it looks like it had a budget of about 9 bucks but still. Poland! Land of kielbasa and perogies. Exporters of some of the finest strippers ever to take the stage. If I knew their national anthem I'd be singing it right now.

Concept art for Robert Rodriguez flick "Fire and Ice" has hit the tubes and it looks like it's taken from the most bad ass white trash van in 1984. Based on the artwork of Frank Frazetta the film's synopsis gave me a headache when I tried to comprehend it but from what I can understand there's some guys who fight glaciers and have to find some sort of fire thing and then get help from a wolf. I'm way off I'm sure but the way I explain it sounds pretty awesome so they should make a movie out of that too.

Finally the movie we've all been waiting for will get its DVD on August 30. I'm speaking of course about "Lizard Boy" the heartwarming tale about a doctor who fuses human DNA with a lizard and raises the freak outcome as his son... only to find he's developed a pretty hefty taste for human blood. What, no Blu-Ray version? How am I suppose to watching this when it isn't in pure crystal clear HD?

As cynical as I am about this franchise, I've got to admit that "Paranormal Activity 2" was way better than it had any right to be. They've chosen to continue with the same story for this film, going with a prequel setting complete with "shot on VHS" footage. How retro. Can the third film continue the success of the first two?

OMG you guys, this movie is totally real.

Alright this one is pretty exciting. Carl Ellsworth has signed on to write a live action in your face version of "Goosebumps". For those of you who don't remember the original "Goosebumps" TV series back in the 90's it was fairly awesome and scared my over sized teenage boxers off.

"Paranormal Activity: Tokyo Night" is an actual movie apparently and is currently in development. Sounds ridiculous I know but it's given me a great idea for a movie called "Paranormal Activity: New Jersey Nights". It will just be a video of me sitting in my living room, playing Call of Duty and shoving Cheetos into my mouth for two hours. You'll laugh and you'll cry... mostly cry.

The guys behind both "Paranormal Activity" films have plans to create a show for the small screen in the near future. The show will be called "Paranormal Activities" and will feature real ghosts doing everyday fun tasks just like us livin' folk. Alright that's a lie, but they are working on a show.

Much to my surprise "Let Me In" has received a big old R rating from the MPAA. Apparently the movie's going to feature "strong bloody horror violence, language and a brief sexual situation". Brief sexual situation? So much for being toned down.

Are Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson attached to the big screen adaptation of "Breathers: A Zombie's Lament"? Sounds iffy but I've actually read the book and I feel it's important for my self esteem to report on movies that have to do with the dozen or so books I've read over the years. Me read pretty one day!

Liam Neeson is all fired up and ready to star in "The Grey". The film focuses is on a a group of pipeline workers who come in contact with a pack of wild wolves after their plane crashes in Alaska. Liam Neeson, he's what's for dinner.