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Adam Driver embroiled in passion and fame, the 12th instalment of an iconic franchise and intense gore: trailers for Annette, Halloween Kills and Fear Street Part 1 feature in this week’s round-up.

Adam Driver in Annette

Adam Driver in Annette

Adam Driver in Annette
Adam Driver in Annette

While we may be in the midst of summer – a very rainy summer that is – your favourite movie and streaming companies are here to transport you straight into the depths of autumn with a truly chilling display in this week’s Screen Wonders. From the 12th instalment of Halloween to creepy teen murderer tales courtesy of Netflix, brace yourself to be spooked beyond beliefe as you indulge in the newly released trailers for Halloween Kills and Fear Street Part 1. Head below to watch these horrific displays as well as trailers for Annette and The White Lotus in this week’s round-up…

Annette

Kicking things off in a truly intense form is the critically acclaimed on-screen couple Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard in Annette. A tale focusing on the whirlwind romance that ensues between a witty stand-up comedian and world-class opera singer, watchers are set to fall through fame and love as the storyline promises dramatics upon the birth of the pair’s first child. With the cast littered with famous names such as The Big Bang Theory‘s Simon Helberg and the ingenious director Leos Carax at the helm of the film, it has gained the title of one of the most anticipated cinematic releases of 2021. Premiering in cinemas on August 6th and on Prime Video on August 20th, this is a film you are not going to want to miss.

Fear Street Part 1: 1994

Following in the same creepily intriguing footsteps of Stranger Things, and featuring its most coveted cast members such as Sadie Sink and Maya Hawke, Netflix has dropped the official trailer for part 1 of their Fear Street trilogy. Entitled Fear Street Part One: 1994, the first instalment of the horror tale sets in on the eerie Shadyside town as a band of inquisitive teenagers realise that the gruesome murders that have plagued their town’s past may all be connected. Filled with teenage angst, bloody murders and creepy Halloween costumes, Netflix has ensured that July is the month of horror as the streaming giant gears up to release all three parts of the trilogy on the 2nd, 9th and 16th.

Halloween Kills

Continuing on with the creepy and gory vibes of the week’s Screen Wonders, the trailer for the twelfth instalment in the Halloween franchise dropped this week. Continuing on from 2018’s Halloween, which saw the forever-terrifying Michael Myers trapped in a fiery blaze and heading towards his demise, the upcoming Halloween Kills movie is set to follow the infamous serial killer’s escape from death and continuation on his quest of bloodshed and merciless murders. The originals cast’s Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle, as well as RHOBH and child star Kyle Richards, can all be seen reprising their roles in the chilling slasher movie which is set to debut just in time for Halloween on October 15th.

The White Lotus

Starring Alexandra Daddario, Jennifer Coolidge and Euphoria‘s Sydney Sweeney, HBO’s The White Lotus is gearing up to be a twisted comedy like no other. Set in a seemingly idyllic Hawaiian resort, the multi-layered mini-series offers scenes of glassy water, luxurious spas and golden beaches that are instantly contrasted with intense music and flashing imagery of drugs and police as the week-long plot promises to prove that nothing is as it seems. Debuting on July 11th, we’d suggest waiting until you are back from your travels before binge-watching this one.

Never Have I Ever season 2

We all love a coming-of-age teen comedy and no one has created one quite like Mindy Kaling’s Never Have I Ever. Following on from the great success of season 1, the second season promises more drama, high school antics and Indian identity struggles as Devi deals with juggling two boyfriends and the continuing fall out of her father’s death. Brace yourself for some much needed relatable and lighthearted comedy as the season drops on Netflix on July 15th.

Candyman

While it is fair to say this week’s round-up has already provided enough frights to last a lifetime, the trailer for the upcoming supernatural thriller Candyman is here to scare you so more. Written by the coveted filmmaker Jordan Peele, the film follows on from the 1992 film of the same name and the fourth overall in the Candyman franchise which is based on Clive Barker’s The Forbidden. Set in a gentrified Chicago neighbourhood, artist Anthony McCoy unknowingly unlocks the dark and violent past that lays underneath the shiny exterior of his new home as he embarks on the exploration of a folklore tale as old as time. Set to thrill and have watchers on the edges of their seats, mark your calendars for August 27th when the film drops.

Foundation

Based on Isaac Asimov’s novel, Apple TV+ unveils the trailer for their upcoming science fiction series Foundation. With a peace-making Galactic Empire threatened by the pioneering beliefs of a single man, the trailer takes watchers on a suspenseful journey as a group of exiled rejects attempt to save themselves and the future of humanity as societal degradation ensues. Set to star Lee Pace and Jared Harris, the out-of-this-world drama will be gracing screens on September 24th.

Sing 2

One for the whole family to enjoy, prepare to welcome back the beloved all-singing cast of Sing in Sing 2. Opening up with Drake-singing slugs and Billie Eilish renditions from furry animals, the film is set to follow the adorable Buster Moon on his quest to fulfil his ultimate dream of gracing international stages. Promising lessons of love, life and determination, the film will be worth the wait as it gears up for a January 2022 release.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Rounding off this week’s round-up is the highly-anticipated official trailer for Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Bound for release on September 3rd, the suspense-filled trailer gives Marvel fans further insight into the tormented mind of Shang-Chi as he attempts to forget his legacy and outrun his part as the illusive Ten Rings organisation draws the young hero into a world filled with action and drama. With this standing as Marvel’s first film with an Asian lead with stars such as Awkwafina also joining the cast, this is one you won’t want to miss.

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