The Best Disney Channel Original Movies, According To Rotten Tomatoes

When you think of Disney Channel Original Movies, you probably don’t think about how they stack up from a critical perspective. Lucky for you, we do.

While these direct-to-TV Disney films are full of cheesy lines and sweet stories, we were wondering how non-tweenage audiences felt about them. It lead us to ask, which Disney Channel Original Movie is rated highest by critics? We turned to Rotten Tomatoes to find some answers.

There are over one hundred Disney Channel Original Movies, and we combed through all of them so you don’t have to. While plenty of Disney Channel Original Movies didn’t get a tomatometer rating including The Color of Friendship, Princess Protection Program, and Cow Belles, there were nine popular films that earned themselves a score. We’re here to let you know how they all rank together.

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Grab some popcorn and dim the lights. Here are the most highly rated Disney Channel Original Movies, according to Rotten Tomatoes.

9 Camp Rock (20%)

The original Camp Rock only pulled itself a 20% on the tomatometer based on five reviews. The consensus was that while the movie was enjoyable, it wasn’t anything spectacular. Furthermore, reviewers criticized it’s bland High School Musical knockoff-qualities, but praised its cast containing Demi Lovato and The Jonas Brothers.

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Despite the low critic score, the average viewer loved this film, with the audience score ranking in at 75%. Yes, it was cheesy, but that was part of its charm.

8 Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (40%)

While the follow-up to Camp Rock won over at least one more critic, earning itself a 40% tomatometer score, viewers found the second film to be a downgrade from the first. The film’s audience score landed at 55%.

Critics and casual viewers alike seemed to enjoy the soundtrack but found that the film promoted its music more than its music promoted the film.

The storyline may have been cliche, but the movie was full of tween-targeted energy. And of course, the Jo Bros are still in this one, so it might be worth a second look for that reason alone.

7 Jump In! (50%)

This 2007 Disney Channel Original Movie follows Corbin Bleu’s character Izzy, who trades in his boxing dreams for competitive jump roping. He also may or may not fall in love with his talented team member played by Keke Palmer along the way.

Three critics liked the movie for targeting the right crowd and keeping the energy up, while three others found the storyline to be too predictable and cliche to be enjoyable.

Audiences similarly scored it at 61%. This film was released right after Bleu’s success in the original High School Musical, so it definitely drew in a similar crowd.

6 High School Musical (56%)

Arguably the most iconic Disney Channel Original Movie of all time, High School Musical — while forever remembered by tweens of the 2000s — was not some perfect masterpiece. That being said, it hit all the right notes by combining the things Disney’s target-audience related to including school, music, and sports.

Let’s also not forget the film’s charming sort of cheesiness. The critics’ 56% tomatometer score came from all the films “pop fluff,” but the audience’s 74% came from the film’s likeability — and that was before all the nostalgia set in.

5 High School Musical 2 (57%)

Edging itself slightly above its predecessor is the summer country club follow-up to High School Musical. Critics praised it for its light-hearted magic, catchy songs, and cohesive narrative. Others believed the soundtrack didn’t soar quite as high as the original and that the overall hokiness of the film made it annoying. Audiences decently enjoyed this film, giving it a solid 72%.

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High School Musical 2 happened to break Disney Channel Original Movie records by getting itself 17.2 million views upon its first broadcast.

4 Twitches (60%)

Based on the book series of the same name, Twitches‘ story centers on a set of twin sisters with magic who were born to a witch on Halloween night. Although they were separated at birth, they find themselves reuniting on their twenty-first birthday.

Some critics called it magical and cheesy. Other found that it didn’t stand out among other Disney Channel Original Movies, and that it lacked the sparkle it was aiming for. Either way, the audience score is set at 65%. While most have fond memories of this twisted tale, not all share this positive opinion.

3 Descendants 2 (80%)

Descendants, which follows the children of Disney’s most popular villans, premiered to commercial success in 2015. Two years later, its sequel did the same.

The musical fantasy-comedy sequel was praised for its strong female roles, a better villain, and a clever setup. Although with less adult characters taking on critical roles as compared to its predecessor, the film cemented itself as a colorful tale for a younger demographic.

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Descendants 2 has a 74% audience score, and the third installment in the franchise is due out in August.

2 Teen Beach Movie (86%)

Teen Beach Movie is what happens when you combine suffer kids with ’60s biker gangs and some crazy-catchy music. While not everyone loved its intentionally corny lines and quirky characters, its nod to classic beach films and entertaining musical numbers were well-praised. Additionally, the brightly colored aesthetics, dynamic relationships, and time-warp storyline were loved.

The film scored itself a 72% audience score based on 2,684 reviews. It also attracted a hefty Disney Channel Original Movie viewership, attracting 8.4 million viewers during its first run.

1 Kim Possible (100%)

The 2019-released Kim Possible received six critic reviews, all of which were overwhelmingly positive. The film acted as the live-action remake the original series deserved, and lead actress Sadie Stanley was praised for her performance.

The new film has Kim balancing high school and fighting crime alongside a cast of goofy and endearing characters. What more could we ask for?

While an audience score has not yet been released for the film, those have seen it have left glowing reviews despite its low viewership. In fact, its original broadcast attracted only 1.2 million viewers, making it the lowest-viewed Disney Channel Original Movie of all time. Pay no attention to those stats, though. If you liked Kim Possible growing up, you’ll be charmed by its newest companion film.

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2019-07-12 01:07:10

Brooke Bajgrowicz

20 Worst History Channel Shows According To IMDB, Officially Ranked

Remember when the History Channel actually used to be about HISTORY? We can’t quite put our finger on when it happened… Maybe it was around the Ancient Aliens era… But at a certain point, the History Channel completely switched directions… The focus stopped being about education and history, and instead there was an almost frantic rush to entertain the masses. We started to see a huge number of shows that seemingly had nothing to do with history. And when the shows DID touch on historical matters, they often strayed into the territory of pseudo-science and bizarre conspiracy theories. Generally, the reputation of History Channel started to take a blow.

To understand our point, you only need look at some of the lowest-rated shows on this network. Almost everyone agrees that they were mediocre at best… Completely unwatchable at the very worst. We’re talking about gems like Swamp People, Search For The Lost Giants, Big Shrimpin’, and many others. Sure, these shows are entertaining. And if you love them, who are we to argue? But at the end of the day, the critics have spoken. These are the lowest-rated shows in the history of the History Channel, and to be honest, they probably deserve their low IMDB scores…

20 Ice Road Truckers (6.4)

Ice Road Truckers is actually quite popular. Some would even consider it to be one of History Channel’s best shows… But the ratings don’t lie… Critics aren’t exactly fond of this program. The average TV watcher isn’t a huge fan either. Some people have described this show in less than ideal terms, stating that “it’s about as exciting as watching someone drive to the supermarket.” And that’s what Ice Road Truckers is all about.

This show is about people driving trucks, and that’s pretty much it. Yes, it’s shot in Canada where there are some pretty icy roads. But for the most part, you shouldn’t expect to witness anything too spectacular when you watch this show.

19 Swamp People (6.5)

The History Channel is definitely no stranger to reality shows these days. But for whatever reason, their reality shows just keep getting stranger and stranger. Case and point: Swamp People. Yes, this is exactly what it sounds like – a show about people who live in swamps. The show focuses on a few families and follows their activities, which frequently involve roping and shooting alligators.

This show is probably popular because people are interested in the so-called “hillbilly” culture and lifestyle. With a rating of 6.5 on IMDB, it’s not exactly a complete disaster. But many people have started to grow tired of this show, especially as the seasons drag on and on. It’s been going since 2010, and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.

18 Treasures Decoded (6.6)

Treasures Decoded was a show that obviously took inspiration from the success of Ancient Aliens. Although the shows are slightly different, they appeal to the same audience – those that want to explore different possibilities of humanity’s history and origins. Airing in 2012, Treasures Decoded took full advantage of the “Nibiru,” “Annunaki” and Mayan Doomsday obsessions that were rampant at that time.

It’s exactly what you would expect from a History Channel show these days. A little bit of historical fact sprinkled with ample conspiracy theories and strange myths for good measure. Honestly, it’s not a particularly bad show, but it does have one of the lowest IMDB ratings, with 6.6.

17 Brothers In Arms (6.2)

Brothers In Arms is a relatively new addition to History Channel’s lineup, and it focuses on military history from the perspective of two military experts. The show follows Rocco and Eli as they try to start up their own store for military enthusiasts. Even though it just started in 2018, it’s already getting some pretty negative feedback – at least on IMBD.

The score of 6.2 is explained by a number of disappointed critics. Many people have pointed out that 20 years combined between two people doesn’t really count as “expert” knowledge. They’re also not happy with the number of inaccuracies within this show, such as referring to an IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) as a tank. At the end of the day, this show was obviously intended to appeal to gun enthusiasts… The problem is that most gun enthusiasts seem to know more than these guys.

16 The Legend Of Shelby The Swamp Man (6.2)

If you’ve seen Swamp People and you crave even more swampy goodness, there’s always The Legend Of Shelby The Swamp Man to keep you entertained. This show actually gets pretty positive reviews on IMDB. For whatever reason, some people absolutely love this guy and his life, and they’re not afraid to share it. That would explain why Shelby gets a pretty mediocre score overall on IMDB.

But there are definitely those who absolutely hate The Legend Of Shelby The Swamp Man. They point out that he’s one of the worst role models imaginable, and that no child should ever watch this show. They also state that Shelby’s lifestyle is a “disaster waiting to happen,” referencing his frightening lack of gun safety or proper boating protocol.

15 Search For The Lost Giants (6.1)

Did giants ever really exist? A normal person would look at the evidence, consider the possibility for a moment, and then immediately dismiss the entire idea. Not these guys. Jim and Bill Viera are on a quest to find real, concrete evidence of giant bones which are apparently scattered around the globe. Do they ever find any bones? Of course not. But hey, it makes for great television.

Or does it? Search For Lost Giants is definitely one of the lowest rated shows on the History Channel – at least according to IMDB. The disappointment stemming from user reviews was always inevitable. After all, these guys were clearly never going to find real giant bones. If they had, it would have been all over the news.

14 Big Shrimpin’ (6.1)

With a name like Big Shrimpin’, it was hard to take this one seriously from the very beginning. And with a rating of 6.1 on IMDB, it seems like this show never really won too many people over. One of the most common complaints about this show is the fact that the Cajun dialect is extremely hard to understand. Even with the added subtitles, it’s hard to keep track of what’s going on.

Luckily, there actually isn’t a whole lot going on in this show, with many describing it as a “snooze festival.” So while it’s easy to follow along, it’s not exactly thrilling television. We’re talking about shrimp fishing, after all.

13 Marked – 6.0

Marked is another interesting addition to the History Channel – although we’re not quite sure why it’s on this network. It’s a show about tattoos, which will definitely interest a lot of people out there. Some of the most negative reviews point out the fact that the subject matter is not suitable for children – especially the episodes which focus on gang-related tattoos. For example, there’s an entire episode focuses on the admittedly beautiful tattoo culture of the Yakuza.

Once again, this isn’t necessarily a bad show. It just didn’t really blow too many people away, and there was only ever a few episodes published in this mini-series.

12 We’re The Fugawis (5.9)

Now we’re getting into the territory of five out of ten ratings, and these shows definitely show a notable dip in quality. We’re The Fugawis left a lot of people confused. What was this show intended to be? The premise is simple – it’s a reality show focused on a completely obscure motorcycle club. And the show definitely tried to be comedic in nature.

But at the end of the day, people weren’t really sure how to react. The jokes weren’t actually that funny, according to many critics. Others used stronger language, describing this entire show as “tasteless.” The whole thing seems to be some kind of parody, and many people were left unimpressed.

11 Mega Movers (5.7)

In theory, Mega Movers sounds like a really cool show. Tune in, and you’ll see massive superstructures being transported across land, sea, and air with impossibly advanced technology. But in reality, the show never really excited us. After all, watching large structures being moved around isn’t actually as thrilling as you might think. Often, these structures are being moved incredibly slowly.

In the end, we’re forced to ask ourselves, “Why make a show about this?” Many of the reviews simply describe the show as “Okay.” And in many ways, that one simple word completely sums up Mega Movers. In the end, the rating of 5.7 is probably well-deserved.

10 Ax Men (5.5)

Ax Men is actually one of the more high profile shows on History Channel. It still has nothing to do with history, but a lot of people tuned in, and a lot of people have their own opinions about this show. Some people love it – but judging by the IMDB rating of 5.5, it’s safe to say that these people are in the minority.

Many people complain that the show seems rehearsed or choreographed. Experienced loggers state that it’s incredibly unrealistic, and that “none of these guys would last a day on a real logging site.” And of course, there are those who criticize its glorification of natural destruction. This show stopped airing back in 2016.

9 Outback Hunters (5.3)

As the Huffington Post notes, this show seems to be the Australian equivalent of Swamp People. It’s a bunch of random people shooting and harpooning giant crocodiles. Same premise, different side of the globe. Not many people are crazy about this show, and that should be obvious judging by its rather low score of 5.3 on IMDB.

Many critics point out the complete lack of safety in the show, and the fact that it’s the “same old croc stuff.” It only went for one season, back in 2012. But hey, if you’re still not bored of wild swamp mayhem, then this show might just be for you.

8 Sliced (5.2)

There’s no denying that human beings are obsessed with seeing things destroyed. Well, the History Channel decided to make that entire concept into a show. It’s called Sliced. The premise is simple – the host of the show spends his time destroying various objects – usually by slicing them in half. Why would he destroy objects in this manner? The vague excuse offered is that he’s “trying to figure out how they work.”

One example is when he sliced a car in half. One critic could pointed out that he could have experienced the same thing by merely opening the car’s doors. Other critics point out there’s something wrong when we’re slicing apart perfectly good cars and other objects for entertainment. There are plenty of people in this world who do not have access to cars.

7 Invention USA (5.2)

Right from the get go, it’s clear that this particular show was intended to follow in the mold of Mythbusters and related programs. You’ve got all the necessary ingredients. Slightly punk looking scientists and engineering experts, the general feel of a reality show, and tons of inventions to talk about.

But with a rating of 5.2 on IMDB, something clearly went wrong. It’s actually hard to find any reviews on this show – which is generally a bad sign. No reviews means that no one is watching it, and those that DID leave a review didn’t even bother to explain their reasoning. Invention USA only lasted for a couple seasons, and we’re not sure anyone even noticed it was gone.

6 Pirate Treasure Of The Knights Templar (5.2)

The mystery of the Knights Templar? The search for missing treasure? Pirates?! Sign us up. At least, that’s what the majority of History Channel fans thought before they saw this thing. According to its IMDB rating, this show was a bit of flop when all was said and done. With a score of just 5.2, it’s one of the lowest-rated shows in the network’s history.

So why the negative reception? According to most of the user reviews, this one was absolutely filled with fake history and pseudo science. In many cases, they didn’t even run tests on the artifacts they had found. According to critics, they failed to run these tests because they wanted to “invent” their own version of history.

5 Revelation: The End Of Days (5.1)

Nothing like a bit of fire and brimstone to stir up the masses. People have been obsessed with doomsday prophecies for thousands of years, and it seems like History Channel is pushing this trend hard. Or at least they tried with shows like Revelation: The End Of Days. It’s described as a “combination” of a documentary and a fictional account of biblical rapture. With a rating of 5.1, audiences weren’t exactly thrilled. So what did they have to say about this show? Many people compared this show to series like Ancient Aliens and other famously inaccurate shows from History Channel. But at the end of the day, most critics just thought it was a bad mini-series.

4 Nor’ Easter Men (4.8)

Nor’ Easter Men is basically another fishing show like Deadliest Catch. But this show never reached the fame and glory of its inspiration, and it now has a low score of 4.8 on IMDB. So what’s this show about? Basically, we follow groups of fishermen based out of Gloucester, New Bedford, and Portland. The critics accuse this show of the obvious – cashing in on the success of Deadliest Catch. But in all honesty, the show never really got very far, and with just three episodes, there was hardly enough time to write a check – let alone cash it. All in all, this show probably received such a negative reception because it got canceled, and it just wasn’t very interesting.

3 Chasing Mummies (4.6)

Zahi Hawass is a massive name in the world of Egyptology, and somewhere along the line History Channel decided to give him his own show. Was this a good idea? Maybe. But the fact remains – Chasing Mummies is one of History Channel’s lowest rated shows of all time, with a score of just 4.6. Once again, it seems like the History Channel focused on creating a fun reality show rather than educating people about history.

Some people might enjoy the scripted nature of this reality show. The majority of critics obviously didn’t see it that way. They accuse the show of focusing on Hawass’ life, rather than the actual process of Egyptology itself.

2 Billion Dollar Wreck (4.6)

A shipwreck filled with treasure should be lots of fun. It should be engrossing, captivating and awe-inspiring. History Channel’s Billion Dollar Wreck seems to be none of those things, and that’s why it fails. With a score of 4.6, it’s almost rock-bottom in terms of IMDB’s rating system. This show is about a guy who is searching for hidden treasure in sunken shipwreck.

The reviews make it painfully clear why this show is rated so poorly. In the words of one critic, “Nothing ever happens.” You tune in hoping that someone will eventually find treasure, but it just seems to drag on and on. It’s a shame, because the premise has so much promise.

1 Blood Money (4.1)

2019-04-20 06:04:35

Elliot Figueira

5 Actors Who Regretted Being Disney Channel Stars (And 15 Who Adored It)

Ah, Disney Channel. Whether giving us teen idols to admire, stellar cartoons that rival the likes of Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, or quality films that can’t be found in theaters, the network has been a hit for decades and doesn’t seem to be slowing down today. So, being one of the main forces behind our childhoods, surely Disney Channel has been a great place to work for all of its up-and-coming actors, right? Well,…that depends on who you ask.

Disney Channel is no doubt one of the most influential platforms for younger audiences. If a person didn’t grow up watching Kim Possible, Lizzie McGuire, or The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, they’ve no doubt heard of them before. Plus, audiences today are frequently exposed to many actors and singers who gained worldwide fame thanks to the network, including Zac Efron (High School Musical), the Jonas Brothers (Jonas), and Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana).

Unfortunately, like several Hollywood actors, Disney Channel celebs haven’t always kept up the wholesome image they were known for on the network. Because of this, following Disney Channel stars’ “graduation,” audiences are waiting to see what they will do once they’re outside of Disney’s radar. Today we look at the simple reasons why ex-Disney Channel stars loved or disliked their time with Disney.

So, get ready to see which of these shows and stars helped make up your childhood (or that of someone you know) as we look at 5 Actors Who Regretted Being Disney Channel Stars (And 15 Who Adored It).

20 Regretted: Cole Sprouse

For six years, we watched real-life twins Dylan and Cole Sprouse portray the troublesome-but-well-meaning brothers Zack and Cody Martin across two different shows before the twin actors headed off to college. However, while we weren’t prepared to see them go, it seems like Cole was all-too-ready for a break.

While attending an EW and People Upfronts Party in 2016, Sprouse discussed his time with the Disney shows as “a feeling of machination,” going as far as to say that he could “enjoy” acting from then on out.

“I needed a dose of reality and I needed to see myself in a more objective point of view,” he said.

Let’s hope Sprouse has finally found said “dose of reality” with Jughead Jones in Riverdale.

19 Adored: Zendaya

One of the finest examples of a Disney-Channel-star-turned-super-celebrity, Zendaya Coleman is making a big name for herself in Hollywood. However, from 2010 to 2018, she was already making waves in two Disney Channel shows.

Whether dancing alongside Bella Thorne (more on her later) in Shake It Up or utilizing spy skills in K.C. Undercover, Zendaya will never forget her original fame with younger audiences, as evidenced by her tweets following K.C.‘s end. One read, “The end of an era. On to the next. Thank you for continuing to grow with me,” while the other read, “Relax…there’s still re-runs.”

While her career is only just beginning, Zendaya has already accomplished so much, including a Billboard-charting album, a published book, and a steady movie career in films such as The Greatest Showman and the Spider-Man series.

18 Adored: Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff has stayed busier than most people are aware following her departure from Disney Channel, with several albums, a book series, and two People’s Choice Award nominations for Favorite Cable TV Actress on TV Land’s Younger. But to us, she will always be teen idol Lizzie McGuire, a klutzy-but-caring girl with an animated alter-ego.

Holding a special place in many teenage girls’ (and guys’) hearts, it’s no wonder Lizzie McGuire (which ran for two seasons and spawned a theatrical movie) ranks in the top Disney shows we believe deserve a remake. And, while we’re unsure if Duff will get to revisit the character, she certainly feels the same way as fans do about her.

“I’m really appreciative for that role, and I loved her, too,” Duff told PopSugar. “She was me.”

17 Adored: Aly Michalka

While known by modern audiences as Peyton Charles on iZombie, we remember the days when Aly Michalka was a Disney Channel star. And while her roles in Disney Channel Original Movies Cow Belles and Now You See It… are memorable, we’d rather take a time machine to her days on Phil of the Future any day.

Michalka shared the spotlight with futuristic teen Phil Diffy as Keely Teslow, Phil’s energetic best friend from this era, a role she seems to like enough to consider revisiting in the future.

“There’s this newfound love and appreciation for old things of the past – kind of now more than ever, and I think that’s great,” Michalka told “I think that embracing that is actually really cool, especially when it was a place that kind of brought you to where you are now.”

16 Regretted: Shia LaBeouf

It’s not very often that an actor wins an Emmy Award for a Disney Channel show, but Shia LaBeouf did just that with Even Stevens. Honestly, it isn’t hard to see why, with LaBeouf being the perfect choice to play the youngest and most mischievous sibling of the Stevens family.

However, LaBeouf wanted to set himself free from his Disney persona and try darker things, according to his interview with MTV.

“I never really felt like I fit in there,” he said. “From the moment I got there, all my friends were [making fun of me], like, ‘Dude, you’re at the Disney Channel!’ It was kind of embarrassing.”

Looks like LaBeouf got his wish, as he has since headlined several blockbusters and showed the world new forms of mischief with his unpredictable personality.

15  Adored: Alyson Stoner

It’s hard to deny that Alyson Stoner was one of the most involved actors on Disney Channel. Whether co-hosting Mike’s Super Short Show, competing on The Disney Channel Games, or acting on Phineas and Ferb and in the Camp Rock films, Stoner established herself as a Disney Channel icon (yes, we are aware she retains her Disney voice work in Milo Murphy’s Law, but that’s on Disney XD).

While Stoner continues voice acting, she has also become a strong advocate, expressing her wishes to that Disney Channel further progresses in its representation. However, she made it clear that she has no ill will toward the channel.

“I remember doing the Disney promos where everyone was invited, and that felt like I got to be at the Oscars,” Stoner said. “I think those were some of my favorite times…”

14 Adored: Maria Canals-Barrera

Another Camp Rock alumnae, Maria Canals-Barrera played Connie Torres, the mother of Demi Lovato’s character, Mitchie. However, she was more widely known for playing another famous Disney Channel mother: Theresa Russo on Wizards of Waverly Place. This Emmy-winning show (which spawned an Emmy-winning movie) also starred Selena Gomez and David Henrie. However, since Canals-Barrera portrayed the only non-magical person in a family of wizards, she was bound to be a scene-stealer (and she was).

When it came time for the series’ finale (which still ranks among the highest-watched Disney Channel finales of all time), Canals-Barrera was quick to discuss her time on the show, and she had nothing but good things to say about it.

“It was a tremendous blessing,” she told HuffPost. “I just can’t believe that it happened.”

13 Adored: Will Friedle

When we saw our first episode of Kim Possible and realized the sheer genius of having Kim’s sidekick named “Ron Stoppable,” we knew we had something special. Casting the actor behind Boy Meets World‘s Eric Matthews and Batman Beyond‘s Terry McGinnis only sweetened the deal.

Through four seasons and two TV movies, we watched Ron evolve from Kim’s awkward childhood friend to Kim’s awkward boyfriend, all while dealing with the dangers of worldwide missions and high school. While Will Friedle didn’t appear in this year’s live-action reboot film, he revealed to Page Six that he was offered a cameo but turned it down.

“…It’s one of those things where Kim Possible was very important to me,” he said. “It really is a very important show in my past, and I hope they do it justice.”

Booyah, Ron!

12 Regretted: Bella Thorne

Zendaya may be grateful for her time on Disney Channel, but Bella Thorne (her co-star in Shake It Up and the Disney Channel Original Movie Frenemies) seems to have happily moved on.

In an interview with Nylon (via, the actress and singer said that after finishing her time with Disney Channel, she “stopped listening to people telling me that I needed to be this and that.”

“I literally would talk with a higher voice in interviews because that was the whole innocent Disney appeal,” she added.

Currently working on her debut rap album and starring in theatrical films, Thorne definitely looks like she’s making more of her own decisions and enjoying it, too.

11 Adored: David Henrie

Disney has a long line of goody-two-shoes characters, and Justin Russo from Wizards of Waverly Place certainly ranks among the top. However, while he may get into his fair share of siblings quarrels with his sister Alex, he deeply cares for her and is driven to do better with his wizarding abilities. This makes Justin one of the show’s prime reasons for success, which actor David Henrie is no doubt aware of.

“…Our chemistry was good together, and the creators were very enabling in allowing us to find freedom within the characters and to identify with them,” he told Smashing Interviews Magazine. “It was just a great environment.”

Thankfully, Henrie hasn’t left Disney completely, as he portrayed Warner Bros. and MGM animation studios co-founder Rudy Ising in the 2015 Walt Disney biographical drama Walt Before Mickey.

10 Adored: Stefanie Scott

Playing a narcissist may not be the most desirable job for actors (even though many actors have held successful careers by playing villains), but Stefanie Scott definitely went all-out on Disney Channel’s A.N.T. Farm, which saw her portray the rival of China Anne McClain’s musically gifted lead character, Chyna Parks. And she is “nothing but thankful” for her time on the hit show.

“I’m especially forever grateful for the fans of that show, who have and also now play such an even more important role in my life and career,” she told Just Jared.

Scott has since got to expand her acting career with lead roles in 2015’s Insidious: Chapter 3 and Jem and the Holograms.

9 Adored: Shane Harper

If Disney Channel fans decided to make a list of the channel’s sweetest shows, many would no doubt have Good Luck Charlie listed somewhere. Centering on teenager Teddy Duncan and her production of video diaries for her younger sister Charlie to look back on, the show focused less on silly escapades (like some shows do) and more on meaningful situations relatable for both kids and adults. And, while Shane Harper’s Spencer Walsh was only a recurring character on the show (Teddy’s on-again, off-again boyfriend), he was happy to be involved in whatever capacity he could.

“I loved working for Disney,” he told My Devotional Thoughts. “It’s always a very positive environment on set. I’m grateful for all the exposure and the amazing fans that came from working for Disney.”

8 Regretted: The Jonas Brothers

Many people probably weren’t expecting the Jonas Brothers to get back together this year, considering the brother’s separate career paths since their breakup. However, it’s happened, and many Disney fans are rejoicing due to their fond memories of the brothers’ time on Disney Channel. Unfortunately, the brothers don’t feel the same way.

While appearing on The Late Late Show with James Corden, the band discussed Disney’s control over them, which gave new meaning to the purity rings they wore.

“I took pride in it, until I watched those interviews back years later and was like, ‘I sound like a robot,'” Nick Jonas told Corden.

Judging by the band’s new chart-topper “Sucker,” it looks like they can expect a bright future, even without Disney’s help.

7 Adored: Cameron Boyce

One of Disney Channel’s latest franchises is Descendants, which centers on the teenage children of popular Disney villains. And while Cameron Boyce is best known for playing “ladies man” Luke Ross on Jessie, he has proven great as Carlos, son of Cruella de Vil. He is expected to take his final bow in this year’s Descendants 3, and he is definitely ready for something different.

“I want to find my breaking point and what I’m made of,” he told DuJour in 2017. “Whatever I do next will probably be very [alarming] for the people that follow me.”

However, Boyce remains grateful for his Disney career.

“…The fact that the first movie came out two years ago and our faces are still in the store—it’s crazy,” he said. “It’s exciting to have that kind of impact on a global fan base.”

6 Adored: Calum Worthy

Dubbed the “pint-sized” version of Entourage, Disney Channel’s Austin & Ally centered on the relationship between two different musicians, outgoing singer Austin Moon and introverted singer-songwriter Ally Dawson.

Actor Calum Worthy, who is expected to star as Speedball in Marvel’s New Warriors (despite its questionable future), co-starred as Austin’s dim-witted best friend and music video director Dez. He may have got the gang in all sorts of sticky situations, but he nonetheless proved an enjoyable character to watch. And, based on Worthy’s interview with Just Jared Jr., we can tell he had the time of his life with the series.

Austin & Ally was such an incredible experience for everybody, and it really changed our lives,” he said. “I am so thankful (for) every single fan that helped us get the fourth and final season. It meant the world to me.”

5 Adored: Monique Coleman

Arguably Disney Channel’s most popular film series, High School Musical not only propelled the careers of actors like Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, but also gave us a likable collection of colorful characters and unforgettable songs. However, while an announcement was made for a fourth film (not counting Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure), nothing has been said about it for a while.

Thankfully, actress Monique Coleman, who played Taylor McKessie, is up for it if it ever happens.

“Honestly, I would do that movie!” she told AfterBuzz TV when discussing a fake HSM 4 trailer that surfaced online.

Coleman further proved her dancing skills on Dancing with the Stars in 2006, finishing in fourth place. With the announcement of a HSM TV series, perhaps Coleman can journey back to East High School to show new Wildcats how it’s done.

4 Regretted: Billy Ray Cyrus

Country music star Billy Ray Cyrus probably never expected to be a Disney star alongside his daughter (who’s had her own thoughts on her Disney past). However, those who have talked to him post-Disney Channel will tell you that he wishes his family was never involved with them.

In an interview with GQ, Cyrus described the show as the thing that “destroyed my family” (in reference to Miley’s change in behavior following the abandonment of her good-girl persona).

“I’d take it back in a second,” he said. “For my family to be here and just be everybody okay, safe and sound and happy and normal, would have been fantastic.”

Talk about having an “achy breaky heart.”

3 Adored: Kimberly J. Brown

“Halloween is cool.” Those were the words spoken by Marnie Piper in Halloweentown, and today, after three sequels and 20 Halloweens past, they still ring true. Unfortunately, Kimberly J. Brown, who originated the role of Marnie, was not brought back for the fourth and (so far) final film, 2006’s Return to Halloweentown, and Brown is always quick to say she would’ve been down for it without question.

“I was disappointed for the fans,” she told “And I guess a little disappointed in general just because I love Marnie and love the series and just would always love to continue to play her.”

Brown also admitted that she would be down for a fifth film or even a reboot, which further proves her adoration of the character and the Halloweentown universe all these years later.

2 Adored: Kevin Quinn

After seeing him as a contestant on American Idol in 2013, fans were probably expecting Kevin Quinn to start making music (which he later did). And, while Quinn did end up a star, it was from being a main cast member on Disney Channel’s Bunk’d.

A talented musician and head counselor of Camp Kikiwaka’s Cabin Grizzly, Quinn’s character Xander becomes the love interest of main character Emma Ross. And, while Quinn left the show after two seasons, he has nothing but good things to say about his time with Disney.

“Honestly, I can’t speak highly enough of (Disney), they were great to work for, and it ended up giving me a solid foundation for a career,” he told Blended.

1 Adored: Steven Anthony Lawrence

While Shia LaBeouf’s Louis Stevens was the star of Even Stevens, a certain recurring character tended to steal the spotlight from him from time to time, annoying the Stevens family and winning over fans. Yep, we’re talking about Bernard “Beans” Aranguren, the Stevens’ bacon-obsessed neighbor who was known for coming over unannounced. And, while actor Steven Anthony Lawrence has since moved on to teaching, people still recognize him for his beloved role, not that he has a problem with that.

“(Even Stevens) was so fun,” Lawrence told HuffPost. “Every day, it honestly was. It was like a family.”

He also admitted that he cried when the show ended (something Beans probably never would’ve owned up to) but that a reunion show isn’t necessarily out of the cards. Here’s hoping Disney Channel puts “Beans” back on the menu in the future.

2019-04-15 07:04:22

Tyler Hargett

Captain Marvel & Kim Possible Team Up in New Disney Channel Spot

The titular characters from Captain Marvel and Kim Possible have teamed up in a new TV spot on the Disney Channel. Though the two characters are from two completely different fictional universes, the heroes have joined forces to promote their new movies.

Once Disney acquired Marvel, all of the heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe became part of the House of Mouse. This has come in handy when it comes to cross-platform (and cross-franchise) promotions, especially when it comes to promoting two iconic female heroes. With Captain Marvel, the titular hero (played by Brie Larson) embarks on a cosmic mission to protect Earth, while Kim Possible, the new made-for-TV movie that debuted on the Disney Channel starring Sadie Stanley, follows the titular hero as a live-action character for the very first time. And, though it’s unlikely that the two franchises will ever cross paths, that didn’t stop Larson and Stanley from bringing their characters together.

Related: Captain Marvel TV Spot Shows Skrull Transformation

In a new Disney Channel TV spot, Larson and Stanley stand side-by-side as they chat about the pressures of saving the world. As footage from both Captain Marvel and Kim Possible appear, the two list off skills necessary to being a hero, like having sidekicks or flying – either with jetpacks (Kim Possible) or by going binary (Captain Marvel). Stanley even suggests that the two characters team up, opening the door for Larson to borrow the “call me, beep me” line from Kim Possible’s theme song. Check out the TV spot below:

While it’s possible the new Kim Possible movie may attract some of the animated show’s older fans on nostalgia alone, Captain Marvel is the film that clearly has everyone’s attention. And, even though the film’s official reviews aren’t yet public, some early reactions from the film’s first screenings have been mostly positive. Specifics aside, the standout elements from  the film appear to be the ’90s setting, Ben Mendelsohn as the villain, and Carol Danvers’ pet cat Goose.

When it comes to heroes, Disney and Marvel are hardly in short supply. However, when it comes to female characters, it’s a different story, so having 2019 kick off with not one, but two female heroes is certainly a step in the right direction. And, even though a Captain Marvel/Kim Possible crossover isn’t likely to ever happen, Carol will have plenty of other badass characters to fight side-by-side with once she enters the battle against Thanos in Avengers: Endgame.

More: Captain Marvel Is Becoming The MCU’s Most Controversial Movie (But It Really Shouldn’t)

Source: Disney Channel

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2019-02-27 01:02:18

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween Review – A Pretty Slappy Sequel

Goosebumps 2 lacks the charm and inventiveness of its predecessor, but still has a reasonable amount of spoopy entertainment value to offer.

R.L. Stine’s beloved 1990s children’s horror book series makes its way back to the big screen in Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, a sequel to the live-action film adaptation of Stine’s novels that came out in 2015. While Jack Black starred as a fictional version of Stine in that movie, Sony didn’t even confirm the actor’s return for the followup until a few weeks before its release. Similarly, neither the director, writer, nor supporting cast of the (generally well-received) first Goosebumps film worked on the second installment. While Haunted Halloween certainly suffers for it, the sequel isn’t an entirely hollow continuation of the franchise either. Goosebumps 2 lacks the charm and inventiveness of its predecessor, but still has a reasonable amount of spoopy entertainment value to offer.

Goosebumps 2 picks up in the small town of Wardenclyffe, New York, as its residents prepare for the fast-approaching Halloween Night festivities. Meanwhile, in the Quinn household, high school senior Sarah (Madison Iseman) is trying to finish her college application and her younger brother Sonny (Jeremy Ray Taylor) is struggling with his science class project – a miniature replica of an experimental wireless transmission station in Wardenclyffe that was built and designed by Nikola Tesla, but never finished (aka. the Tesla Tower). The Quinns are joined by Sonny’s best friend Sam Carter (Caleel Harris), who is staying over at their house while his parents are away for the Halloween holiday.

After some prodding from Sam, Sonny agrees to take a break from his project and clear out an abandoned local house, as part of the duo’s ongoing efforts to launch a (successful) junk cleanup business. While there, however, the pair stumble upon an incomplete manuscript for a Goosebumps novel, unaware that the building was once owned by R.L. Stine himself. Not knowing any better, Sam and Sonny unlock the book and inadvertently unleash the Goosebumps villain Slappy the Dummy back into the real world. While the living ventriloquist dummy seems (sorta) friendly at first, it’s not long before he reveals his true evil plan, with only Sam, Sonny and Sarah to stand in his way.

If the original Goosebumps movie was a throwback to the popular family-friendly spooky adventures of the 1990s (think Hocus Pocus), then Haunted Halloween is closer to being the 2018 equivalent of a direct-to cable scary movie for kids from the ’90s – that is, noticeably cheaper and more generic, yet otherwise harmless and playful in its own right. The Goosebumps 2 script by Rob Lieber (Peter Rabbit) likewise carries over the first movie’s imaginative premise and conceit (e.g. Stine’s Goosebumps novel manuscripts are really enchanted objects which contain and prevent his “demons” from entering the real world) and includes references to its story, yet never really tries to build on its concepts, much less its themes and lore. Instead, Haunted Halloween offers helpful, if unchallenging, life lessons for kids and a serviceable narrative that doesn’t exactly push the envelope for the larger Goosebumps brand.

At the same time, Goosebumps 2 is perhaps more successful than its predecessor when it comes to being genuinely menacing and scary for the juice box crowd, yet still light-hearted enough to avoid traumatizing them (hence, “spoopy”). Much of the credit for that goes to director Ari Sandel (The DUFF), who does a commendable job of combining suspenseful and creepy storytelling with comedic moments here, much like Stine did so well in his original Goosebumps novels. Haunted Halloween, as indicated earlier, feels like a lower-budgeted affair than the first Goosebumps, yet Sandel and his creative team – including, DP Barry Peterson (Game Night) and production designer Rusty Smith (Get Out) – still manage to deliver a movie that’s a proper cut above a comparable TV film, in terms of overall craftsmanship. That also goes for the CGI and creature effects in the sequel’s first half (more on the second half later).

The actual setting of Haunted Halloween is mostly populated by stock types, be they the film’s young heroes or the local bullies that Sonny and Sam have to deal with (not to mention, Sarah’s dishonest would-be boyfriend). While their characters are fairly two-dimensional in the Goosebumps sequel, Harris, Iseman and Ray nevertheless have the same affable screen presence that’s allowed them to stand out in films and TV shows past and, thus, make their protagonists all the easier to root for. That also goes for the adult supporting players here, as Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs) and Ken Jeong (Community) mostly channel their famous small screen personas as Sarah and Sonny’s adorkable mother Kathy and their eccentric neighbor Mr. Chu, respectively. As for Black as R.L. Stine: his own role in Goosebumps 2 is pretty superfluous, which is disappointing considering the energy that he brought to the proceedings as the first Goosebumps‘ co-protagonist (not to mention, his vocal performance as Slappy, which Black didn’t reprise in the sequel).

All in all, Haunted Halloween is a passable if derivative sequel – but not because the Goosebumps books themselves are incapable of sustaining multiple films. Rather, the problem is that the sequel recycles too much from the first movie and struggles to make creative use of the fresh elements (like the real-world Tesla Tower) that it brings into the mix here. It’s too bad, seeing as Goosebumps 2 had a wealth of different monsters and horror genres in Stine’s source novels to draw from, yet elected to continue simplifying the author’s mythology by making Slappy the big bad (again) and skimping on giving the other creatures much in the way of personality. As a result, the second half of the movie plays out as a watered down version of what happened in the original Goosebumps, albeit with lower production values and emotional impact.

Still, Goosebumps 2 should go over best with its young target demographic and provide them with enough silly scares and fun adventure to keep them engaged for its brisk runtime. Moreover, much like your average comic book movie these days, Haunted Halloween delivers its fair share of Goosebumps easter eggs and nods to the real Stine’s source material (right down to a Stan Lee-esque cameo from Stine himself), to further serve the property’s youngest fans. As for those who prefer their family-friendly fantasies with Jack Black starring front and center – The House with a Clock in Its Walls is still playing in theaters and ought to fulfill your own needs for some spoopy entertainment this Halloween season.


Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween begins playing in U.S. theaters on Thursday evening, October 11. It is 90 minutes long and is rated PG for scary creature action and images, some thematic elements, rude humor and language.

Let us know what you thought of the film in the comments section!

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2018-10-10 01:10:58 – Sandy Schaefer

Star Wars Resistance Setting & How It Connects To The Force Awakens

A new chapter in the Star Wars saga begins this weekend when Star Wars Resistance debuts on the Disney Channel (followed by regular airings on Disney XD). The series takes place after the events of Episode VI: Return of the Jedi but before Star Wars: The Force Awakens, making it the first animated series (not including a few episodes of Star Wars: Forces of Destiny) to be set between these two trilogies.

For the most part, Star Wars Resistance focuses on Kazuda “Kaz” Xiono and the other pilots of the Colossus refueling station as they compete in dangerous but thrilling starship races. But there’s another reason Kaz in on Colossus – he’s a Resistance spy on orders from Poe Dameron to sniff out who supports their cause, and who supports the First Order.

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Though Star Wars Resistance is a more straightforward, lighthearted cartoon than either The Clone Wars or Star Wars Rebels, it still holds the potential to shed some light on a mostly unexplored period of the Star Wars saga. So when, exactly, does Resistance take place?

When Is Star Wars Resistance Set?

Star Wars Resistance is set just six months prior to the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, placing the start of the series early in the year 34 ABY of the Galactic Standard Calendar (where ABY stands for After the Battle of Yavin). This is near the end of a period known as the Cold War, where the remnants of the Empire and the New Republic are stuck in a 20-year stalemate following the end of the Galactic Civil War. During this stalemate, these Imperial remnants form the First Order, and in 34 ABY, they officially reveal themselves to the galaxy by destroying the Hosnian System, and with it, much of the New Republic government.

The Resistance, however, is not a part of the New Republic. Rather, it is a splinter group formed by Senator Leia Organa after she resigns from the Galactic Senate in 28 ABY (as depicted in the novel, Bloodline). Its purpose is to fight the growing threat of the First Order which the New Republic foolishly chose to ignore. During the Cold War, many in the New Republic consider the Resistance nothing more than terrorists and they aren’t in any way officially sanctioned or recognized by the government. Yet, there are those within the New Republic who believe in the Resistance – like the young pilot, Kaz.

How Does It Connect To The Force Awakens?

Being set so close in time to the events of The Force Awakens, there are certainly many ways in which Star Wars Resistance can tie into the film. Resistance pilot Poe Dameron, for instance, appears in the series’ two-part premiere and it’s him who recruits the young Kaz to the cause – suggesting that during this time, the Resistance is actively seeking new members. General Leia Organa will appear as she continues building her coalition and BB-8 is there, too. In fact, Poe leaves his faithful little droid behind on the Colossus to look after Kaz. On the villain’s side, Captain Phasma can be seen in the trailer and she is sure to have an important role to play in the series as the First Orders starts planning their first move.

Besides including characters from the movies, there are events from The Force Awakens and other Star Wars media which may also be referenced. For example, Resistance might include mention of Luke Skywalker’s disappearance, Poe’s search for Lor San Tekka, or even show the destruction of the Hosnian System by Starkiller Base, should the show catch up to the events of The Force Awakens. There is even potential for some crossover with Marvel’s Poe Dameron comic seeing as that series is set during the same period of time as Star Wars Resistance. This means that whenever Poe turns back up on Resistance, he might bring some members of the Black Squadron along with him.

The Importance Of Starkiller Base

Of all the nods to the larger Star Wars saga in Star Wars Resistance, the inclusion of Starkiller Base is by far the most interesting. Much like those fools in the New Republic, viewers are still very much in the dark about the First Order. But by visiting Starkiller Base at an earlier point in time than when it appears in The Force Awakens, it might just be possible that Resistance will shed some light on who came up with the idea for the planet-battle station and how it was constructed. From this, we may also learn more about the First Order itself, including its creation and how it functions differently/similarly to the Empire.

Additionally, by revealing to audiences the existence of Starkiller Base before it’s been unveiled to the galaxy teases yet another mystery for Resistance to explore – Supreme Leader Snoke. No character (besides perhaps Rey) has led to more theories and speculation about who they really are or where they came from. Resistance is the chance to dive into Snoke’s history, explaining how he rose to prominence within the First Order and how he came to be so powerful in the Force. As of the moment, there’s been no evidence that Snoke will actually appear on Star Wars Resistance, but it’s certainly a prime opportunity to finally receive some answers.

Next: Star Wars Resistance Voice Cast & Character Guide

Star Wars Resistance premieres this Sunday at 10pm/9c on the Disney Channel, with subsequent episodes airing on Disney XD.

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2018-10-07 03:10:55 – Sarah Moran

Shudder Adds Channel Zero, Revenge, & More In September

September is going to be big on the niche streaming service Shudder, as announces a smattering of new content that includes season 2 of SYFY’s anthology Channel Zero as well as the streaming premiere of the acclaimed and aptly titled revenge drama, Revenge, from director Coralie Fargeat. AMC’s service plans to add nearly 20 new titles to its catalog next month, some of which are from such acclaimed filmmakers as Andrew Niccol and Park Chan-wook. 

In the realm of streaming services, there are those like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon that aim to be everything to everyone. Then there are those, like Shudder, whose plan is to pin its fortunes on providing as much content as possible within a single genre: horror. So far, the service has landed series like Neil Gaiman’s Likely Games, as well as other exclusive content such as Beyond the Walls, Missions, and Black Lake. It’s also the home to some exclusive movie content, like Steven Yeun’s Mayhem and one of the best horror films from 2017, the Turkish cat-and-mouse thriller Cold in Hell. 

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In addition to landing the critically acclaimed Revenge, viewers can follow that up with Park Chan-wook’s vengeance trilogy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy, and Lady Vengeance. Viewers looking for something other than bloody retribution can check out the month’s genre outlier with Niccol’s elegant late ‘90s film Gattaca, or Liquid Sky, another sci-fi flick with a very different vibe. 

Check out Shudder’s full September lineup below:

September 1

Bait 3D (2012, Kimble Rendall) A freak tsunami traps a group of people in a submerged grocery store. As they try to escape, they are hunted by white sharks that are hungry for meat.

The Eye 2 (2004, Danny Pang Phat, Oxide Pang Chun) A pregnant woman discovers the ability to see ghosts after she unsuccessfully attempts suicide.

September 3

Gattaca (1997, Andrew Niccol) A genetically inferior man (Ethan Hawke) assumes the identity of a superior one (Jude Law) in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.

Nurse 3D (2014, Doug Aarniokoski) A young nurse (Katrina Bowden) begins to suspect that a sexy colleague (Paz de la Huerta) is responsible for murdering a string of unfaithful men.

Dan Curtis’ Dracula (1973, Dan Curtis) In this British television movie adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula, Dracula is searching for a woman who looks like his long dead wife.

Dead Of Night (1977, Dan Curtis) This anthology tells three stories: one of time travel, one of vampires, and one of a mother wishing her drowned son back to life.

September 10

Oldboy (2003, Park Chan-wook) After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days.

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002, Park Chan-wook) A recently laid off factory worker kidnaps his former boss’ friend’s daughter, hoping to use the ransom money to pay for his sister’s kidney transplant.

Lady Vengeance (2005, Park Chan-wook) After being wrongfully imprisoned for thirteen years and having her child taken away from her, a woman seeks revenge through increasingly cruel and brutal means.

September 13

Revenge (2018, Carolie Fargeat) Jen is enjoying a romantic getaway with her wealthy boyfriend — until his two sleazy friends arrive for an unannounced hunting trip. As tension mounts in the house, the situation abruptly and viciously intensifies, culminating in a shocking act that leaves Jen left for dead. Unfortunately for her assailants, she survives and soon begins a relentless quest for bloody revenge.

September 17

Let Her Out (2016, Cody Calahan) After a traumatic accident, a bike courier begins to experience blackouts and hallucinations. She soon discovers that she’s being dangerously influenced — and even controlled — by her unborn twin.

The Sublet (2015, John Ainslie) Joanna, a new mother, questions her sanity and starts to think her apartment building may be haunted when she discovers its violent past

The Night of the Virgin (2016, Roberto San Sebastián) Nico, a naive 20-year-old, is determined to lose his virginity at a New Year’s Eve party. When he finds Medea, a cunning and attractive mature woman, he thinks he finally has a chance, but Medea has much more sinister plans.

September 24

Starry Eyes (2014, Kevin Kolsch, Dennis Widmyer) A hopeful young starlet uncovers the ominous origins of the Hollywood elite and enters into a deadly agreement in exchange for fame and fortune.

Let Us Prey (2014, Brian O’Malley) Held in a remote police station, a mysterious stranger takes over the minds and souls of everyone inside.

Liquid Sky (1982, Slava Tsukerman) An alien creature invades New York’s punk subculture in its search for an opiate released by the brain during orgasm.

Chocolate (2008, Prachya Pinkaew) An autistic girl with powerful martial art skills looks to settle her ailing mother’s debts by seeking out the ruthless gangs that owe her family money.

Black Coal, Thin Ice (2014, Diao Yinan) Two former cops start investigating the series of murders that tanked their careers when the killings begin again.

September 27

Channel Zero: No-End House (2017, Steven Piet) In the second installment of Channel Zero, A young woman named Margot Sleator and her best friend Jules visit the No-End House, a bizarre house of horrors that consists of a series of increasingly disturbing rooms. When she returns home, Margot realizes everything has changed.

Next: Fall 2018 TV Premiere Dates: All The New & Returning Shows To Watch

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