No sooner as filming started for the latest SCREAM instalment, production has come to a halt. It has been confirmed that 3 of the crew members have tested positive for COVID-19. However, the delay is only temporary, as Deadline notes, the production isn’t being shut down. Rather, after a weekend break, filming will resume this coming Monday.
The site reports that the 3 crew members will be immediately quarantined and undergo further testing. They also explained that precautionary measures were put into place prior to filming. Different departments have been separated into group “pods”, with little to no contact with other crew members outside of their group. As a result, they weren’t in the primary pod which includes “the actors, the director, assistant directors and DP.”
News that the production will go ahead will come as a relief to horror fans worldwide. We’ve already seen the likes of Candyman, Antebellum and others fall victim to COVID-19 already. Whilst we desperately wait for 2020 to come to an end, there’s no telling what other casualties we’re going to have to endure.
What’s your thoughts on the latest news? Do you think it’ll resume after the weekend or is this just the start of things to come? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or in the comments below!
Tales from the Hood 3 is another upcoming horror sequel we’ve got our eye on. Fans will remember the 1995 anthology series fondly, with a subsequent sequel being released direct to video in 2018
The third instalment, also looking set for a direct to video release, includes horror legend Tony Todd. The Candyman star appears in the first film clip released by SyFy. The MPAA has rated it R for horror violence, disturbing images, sexual content, and language including racist epithets. It seems to be following in the footsteps of its predecessors on that front!
With our much anticipated movies being cancelled left, right and centre, every time we hear an “update” our heart sinks. However, Nia DaCosta’s Candyman has so far managed to survive the barrage of knockbacks. After a bizarre year, it would be nice to end on a high note. This may well be possible with Candyman cited for a mid-October release. Yet, as we all know, 2020 has been harsh to us thus far and it won’t come as a surprise if the movie does get pushed into 2021 with the others.
However, the positive update we have today comes in the form of the MPAA’s recently announced rating of Candyman. The movie has been rated R due to “Bloody horror violence, and language including some sexual references.” This will surely come as no surprise to horror fans who have seen the trailer.
Given that the original Candyman (and all of its subsequent sequels) was rated R, it looks promising that DaCosta’s movie will pay homage to its predecessors on the gore/violence front. If you’ve not yet seen the trailer (or just want a reminder) you can check it out below. With less than three months before the potential release date we’re all waiting with baited breath. However, if you’d like to see Candyman sooner, you could always find your nearest mirror and say his name five times!