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----- May 31, 2023 -----

** Robert Eggers' NOSFERATU: Filming has officially wrapped in the Czech Republic on director Robert Eggers' NOSFERATU remake. Bill Skarsgard, Lily-Rose Depp, Nicolas Hoult, Willem Dafoe, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Emma Corrin, Ralph Ineson and Simon McBurney star in the film, which quietly wrapped at Barrandov Studio in Prague on May 19th following a three-month shoot.

According to The Prague Reporter, local crew members say they considered the production a "complex and unconventional shoot" but were "proud to be part of" it. Production briefly took place at Prague's historic Invalidovna complex, which boasts an 18th-century Baroque design and has served as a military hospital for two centuries. Focus Features will release the film sometime in 2024. (thanks to

** THREAD AN INSIDIOUS TALE: Kumail Nanjiani and Mandy Moore have reportedly closed deals to star in THREAD AN INSIDIOUS TALE, a spin-off feature in the INSIDIOUS supernatural film franchise.

The story follows a husband and wife (Nanjiani and Moore) who enlist the help of a spell to travel back in time, such that they can prevent the death of their young daughter. The consequences prove to be severe. MOON NKNIGHT co-creator Jeremy Slater will direct from his own script, whilst the usual suspects, including James Wan and Jason Blum, will produce for Screen Gems, Blumhouse and Atomic Monster. (thanks to

** NIGHTBREED 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 8/1 from Scream Factory.

** Robert Englund on Freddy Krueger: Robert Englund says he's gotten "too old" to play Freddy Krueger again. The upcoming documentary HOLLYWOOD DREAMS & NIGHTMARE THE ROBERT ENGLAND STORY goes into Englund's intriguing screen career that spans many movies, TV series, video game characters and directing.

Englund last portrayed his character on film in 2003's FREDDY VS JASON with his role recast with Jackie Earle Haley in 2010's poorly received remake of the original film. The franchise has been dormant ever since. Of his time in the role, Englund says:

"I know who icons are. I'm not an icon. Maybe Freddy Krueger is, but I'm not. I'm just a character actor, a utility actor who's been very lucky. I'm too old and thick to play Freddy now. I just can't do fight scenes for more than one take anymore, I've got a bad neck and bad back and arthritis in my right wrist. So I have to hang it up, but I would love to cameo."

He was also asked for any idea he has of doing A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET in modern times to which he says:

"You'd have to deal with technology and culture. For instance, if one of the girls was an influencer, it would be interesting for Freddy to somehow haunt her subconscious and manifest himself, perhaps exploit everybody that followed her."

As for a potential pick for a replacement, Englund says a fan's suggestion of Kevin Bacon really wowed him:

"I know he respects the genre, and he's such a fine physical actor. I think that in the silences and in the way Kevin moves – it would be interesting."

The documentary includes various anecdotes, including urging his then-roommate Mark Hamill to audition for Luke Skywalker and how Englund gathered dead leaves for use on the set of John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN. Lin Shaye, Eli Roth, Tony Todd, Heather Langenkamp, and more appear in the documentary, which will premiere exclusively on the Screambox service on June 6th. (thanks to

----- May 30, 2023 -----

** THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT remake 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD in August from Arrow Video.

** FEAR THE INVISIBLE MAN: Based on the classic novel by H.G. Wells, a young British widow shelters an old medical school colleague, a man who has somehow turned himself invisible. As his isolation grows and his sanity frays, he schemes to create a reign of wanton murder and terror across the city.

** THE FLOOD: When a massive hurricane hits Louisiana, a group of prisoners and their security officers must seek shelter in a local prison. With the flood waters rising and a daring jailbreak ensuing, the trapped group discover an even greater threat than the rising water level -- a relentless pack of giant hungry alligators.

----- May 29, 2023 -----

** Vinegar Syndrome: Two new horror titles are now available from Vinegar Syndrome.

** FRONTIER(S): Coming to Blu-ray on 7/24 from SecondSightFilm.

** MAY: Coming to Blu-ray on 7/24 from SecondSightFilm.

** COCAINE SHARK: A mafia drug lord has unleashed a new, highly addictive stimulant on the streets called HT25, derived from sharks held captive in a secret lab, and which causes monstrous side effects. After an explosion and leak at the lab, an army of mutated, bloodthirsty sharks and other creatures are set loose on the world as a small band of people try to stop the carnage.

----- May 24, 2023 -----

** WEAPONS: Norwegian actress Renate Reinsve (THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD) has signed on to star alongside Pedro Pascal in BARBARIAN filmmaker Zach Cregger's WEAPONS. Cregger wrote the script and is directing. The project is dubbed an interrelated, multi-story horror epic that tonally is in the vein of MAGNOLIA. The story revolves around the disappearance of high schoolers in a small town. Cregger, Miri Yoon, Roy Lee, J.D. Lifshitz and Raphael Margules produce. (thanks to

** JAWS 2 4K UHD: Coming soon as a Collector's edition Steelbook.

** Winnie the Pooh and Peter Pan horror films: German distributor Dolphin Medien will partner with U.K. horror production house Red Shadow Studios to produce a handful of horror films based on the properties. The first, WINNIE THE POOH DEAD HOUSE, is described as THE STRANGERS meets THE PURGE, and will be a stylized serial killer take on the classic character. That film will be written by Red Shadow's Adam Stephen Kelly, and will be directed by S.J. Evans.

According to Variety, WINNIE THE POOH DEAD HOUSE will follow an "unexpected school reunion in a remote country mansion – an event orchestrated by members of a cult who were mercilessly tormented by the guests as children. Now, years later, they're out for gruesome revenge." Filming on the project is already underway.

The Peter Pan-based horror film is titled PETER GOES TO HELL, and is said to be a slasher movie in the vein of PSYCHO and NIGHTMARES IN A DAMAGED BRAIN. The script for the film is also written by Adam Stephen Kelly, and will be directed by Phil Claydon. In a statement on the project, Claydon expressed excitement about the ability to join the project and "craft some grass roots scares."

"I grew up on a healthy diet of low-budget horror from the masters like Sam Raimi, Wes Craven and Peter Jackson," said Claydon. "In recent streamer times, opportunities to create high concept horror on a small budget had vanished so I relished the opportunity to dive on board with Red Shadow Studios in carving out an environment for filmmakers to come and craft some grass roots scares. Let the mayhem commence." (thanks to

----- May 23, 2023 -----

** Paco Plaza's SISTER DEATH: If you cross this door, you only have to cross yourself. The return of Paco Plaza to the universe of VERONICA will open this year's Sitges Film Festival.

** CINDERELLA'S CURSE: Louisa Warren has reportedly been set to direct CINDERELLA'S CURSE, a horror spin on the classic fairy tale in the works at ChampDog Films. Reports suggest this is potentially a slasher with Cinderella being the killer. Kelly Rian Sanson, Chrissie Wunna, and Danielle Scott will star whilst Harry Boxley co-wrote it. (thanks to

** THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTED 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 8/21 from Indicator.

** THE RAPE OF THE VAMPIRE 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 8/21 from Indicator.

----- May 18, 2023 -----

** Terror Vision update: Coming to Blu-ray in June from Terror Vision are SRIGALA (1981), CUBE (2021), WELCOME TO HELL (2021) & CAPTIVES (1987)!

** WINNIE THE POOH BLOOD AND HONEY sequel: The film is scheduled to begin shooting in the Fall with story details kept under wraps. The production aims to include a substantially larger budget than its sub- $100,000 predecessor. (thanks to

** MEG 2 THE TRENCH: In some news that will disappoint those looking for something a bit bloodier, it has been revealed the upcoming giant prehistoric sharks sequel MEG 2 THE TRENCH has officially been rated PG-13 for "action/violence, some bloody images, language, and brief suggestive material." (thanks to

** BROOKLYN 45: Uncover the darkest secrets of war and friendship as five military veterans confront their pasts in BROOKLYN 45. Are you ready to face the chilling truth?

----- May 17, 2023 -----

** FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S: Blumhouse Productions has premiered the trailer and the first official poster, and four character posters, for the film adaptation of the video game franchise. The film, which has been in development since 2015, is finally arriving, with filming taking place earlier this year. Universal Pictures will open the film in cinemas on October 27th with a wide release. In addition, the film will be getting a Peacock streaming premiere day and date with its theatrical release. (thanks to

** DEAD STREAM: Coming to Blu-ray Mediabook on 8/24 from PLAION Pictures.

** THE BOOGEYMAN THE ORIGIN OF THE MYTH: From the mysterious disappearances of several children in a small town, a group of teenagers discover that the terrifying legend of The Bogeyman is real. Ángel Gómez Hernández's THE BAG MAN is now known as BTHE BOOGEYMAN THE ORIGIN OF THE MYTH and will have its market premiere at Marche du Film during Cannes on May 22nd. (thanks to

----- May 16, 2023 -----

** HIGH TENSION 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 8/24 from PLAION Pictures! For the first time worldwide on UHD uncut.

** DEEP WATER: Director Renny Harlin is returning to the world of sharks with DEEP WATER, an epic survival thriller that will mark the first film greenlit under the new company Simmons/Hamilton Productions.

The adventurous tale follows an eclectic group of international passengers whose plane, en route from LA to Shanghai, is forced to make an emergency landing in shark-infested waters. The terrified group must work together and overcome their differences if they hope to escape their sinking plane and the frenzy of sharks drawn to the wreckage.

Simmons/Hamilton Productions is a joint venture between legendary KISS co-founder Gene Simmons and Arclight Films chairman Gary Hamilton that aims to develop, finance and produce feature films. Both will produce DEEP WATER along with Ying Ye and Rob Van Norden. DEEP BLUE SEA director Harlin says in an official statement:

"I've had my greatest success when working with planes or sharks. Getting to combine those two of my favorite thriller elements in a character-driven action adventure is a dream come true. I can't wait to take the audience on the scariest plane ride of their lives. Gene and Gary both are my old friends, and I'm excited to rock n roll through the friendly skies with them." (thanks to

** THE BAYOU: British genre label Tea Shop Productions, the group behind 2017's 47 METERS DOWN and last year's FALL, have set up their next survival thriller.

The team are swapping sharks and heights for gators with their new project titled THE BAYOU. The film will see a group of friends crash landing in the water-logged, inhospitable Louisiana swamplands. Megan Best (NOBODY) leads the survivors who are out of their depth as they find themselves being picked off one-by-one by a relentless pack of alligators – led by a ferocious alpha female who is the apex predator of this region.**

Matthew Ninaber (DEATH VALLEY) directs, and Gavin Mehrtens penned the script from a story by Ashley Holberry. The latter two will also produce alongside Mark Lane and James Harris. Production company Cowboy Cosmonaut is also onboard. UK visual effects outfit Koala FX, who did the visuals for FALL, will handle the VFX and monster creation for THE BAYOU. Filming aims to begin in the fourth quarter of this year. (thanks to

** DON'T MOVE: Finn Wittrock and Kelsey Asbille have been tapped to lead the Sam Raimi-produced horror thriller DON'T MOVE which will shoot in Europe in June.

The story follows a seasoned killer who injects a grieving woman with a paralytic agent. She must run, fight and hide before her body completely shuts down. Adam Schindler and Brian Netto directed the project which was written by T.J. Cimfel and David White. Raimi Productions, Capstone Studios and Hammerstone Studios are backing the project. (thanks to

----- May 15, 2023 -----

** THE ABANDONED: The Nacho Cerda film is coming soon to Blu-ray from Unearthed Films.

** IMAGINARY: Lionsgate has announced a February 2nd 2024 release date for the horror film IMAGINARY from director Jeff Wadlow (TRUTH OR DARE) and Blumhouse Productions. In the film, a young woman returns to her childhood home only to discover that the imaginary friend she left behind is very real and very unhappy she left. Wadlow, Greg Erb and Jason Oremland co-wrote the script. (thanks to

** NEEDFUL THINGS 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 7/25 from Kino Lorber Studio Classics.

** THE WICKER MAN 4K UHD: Here's a look at the upcoming 50th anniversary 4K UHD Steelbook.

----- May 11, 2023 -----

** BARBARIAN director new film WEAPONS: THE LAST OF US star Pedro Pascal has signed to star in BARBARIAN filmmaker Zach Cregger's new horror project WEAPONS at New Line Cinema. Cregger penned and is directing the film. Whilst plot specifics are under wraps, it is dubbed an "interrelated, multi-story horror epic" with a tone akin to Paul Thomas Anderson's 1999 ensemble feature MAGNOLIA.

The film was the subject of a major bidding war in January as Hollywood studios and streamers fought for the chance to work with Cregger. New Line ultimately won the auction with a deal that included a guaranteed green light and theatrical release. Character details regarding Pascal have not been revealed. (thanks to

** RUN RABBIT RUN: Sarah Snook plays a single mother frightened by her young daughter's inexplicable memories of a past identity.

** THE MONKEY: Theo James has been cast as the lead of the new horror movie THE MONKEY based on the short story by Stephen King with this adaptation created by James Wan. James Wan, Michael Clear, Jason Cloth, and Dave Caplan are all producing. The supernatural story has been adapted for the screen by Osgood Perkins, who will also direct and additional casting is underway.

The story begins when twin brothers Hal and Bill discover their father's old monkey toy in the attic. A series of gruesome deaths start occurring all around them, so the brothers decide to throw the monkey away and move on with their lives, growing apart over the years. But when the mysterious deaths begin again, the brothers must reunite to find a way to destroy the monkey for good before it takes the lives of everyone close to them. (thanks to

** MEG 2 THE TRENCH: Here's another poster for the upcoming film.

----- May 10, 2023 -----

** MEG 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD Steelbook on 7/31 in Japan!

** EVIL DEAD RISE: The sequel crossed the $100 million mark earlier this week and then earned an additional $5.7 million domestically and $9.1 million internationally at the box office. Worldwide the film is up to $114.8 million up to this point from a $15 million budget – great work for a film conceived as an HBO Max original streaming movie. (thanks to

** INFLUENCER: The film tells the story of Madison (Emily Tennant), a popular social media influencer who is having a lonely and uneventful trip in Thailand despite what she tells her followers on Instagram. While reflecting on her boyfriend canceling the trip, she meets CW (Cassandra Naud), a fearless and enigmatic traveler who offers to take her to some of the most Instagram-worthy locations.

** THE ONE: After recently leading the blockbuster slasher sequel SCREAM VI, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Melissa Barrera has found her next horror project in the form of the movie titled THE ONE. Nicholas Hoult and Lana Condor have also been tapped to join the cast of the erotic horror project, which is being produced by Daisy Jones and the Six's Riley Keough. (thanks to

----- May 9, 2023 -----

** MEG 2 THE TRENCH: Dive into uncharted waters with Jason Statham and global action icon Wu Jing as they lead a daring research team on an exploratory dive into the deepest depths of the ocean. Their voyage spirals into chaos when a malevolent mining operation threatens their mission and forces them into a high-stakes battle for survival. Pitted against colossal Megs and relentless environmental plunderers, our heroes must outrun, outsmart, and outswim their merciless predators in a pulse-pounding race against time.

** EVIL DEAD RISE: Following the film's digital release this month, a handful of physical options will be available beginning on June 27, 2023. These include a 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD, all of which will be available for $44.98, $34.98, and $29.98, respectively.

** THE DAMNING OF A COUNTRY MERCHANT: Mackenzie Davis and Peter Sarsgaard have signed on to star in the period horror feature THE DAMNING OF A COUNTRY MERCHANT for Anonymous Content, Two Independent Eyes, and Anti-Worlds. Brooklyn-based artist Matthew Rosenbaum makes his feature directorial debut from a screenplay he wrote. Filming will take place in Belgium shortly.

The story unfolds in 1910 Indiana and follows the patriarch of a rural mercantile family (Sarsgaard) whose way of life is suddenly disrupted by a charismatic industrialist who has entered into a secret affair with his wife (Davis). When rising tensions mistakenly lead to the death of a customer, his wounded authority and masculinity leave him vulnerable to truly bizarre and horrific forces causing unimaginable chaos and terror. (thanks to

** THE GRAVEDANCERS 4K UHD: Coming soon to 4K from Synapse Films.

----- May 5, 2023 -----

** A new BLAIR WITCH PROJECT: British filmmaker Oliver Park (THE OFFERING) has been hired to direct an untitled BLAIR WITCH PROJECT sequel at the distributor. In addition, the project is reportedly targeting a late summer/fall film shoot with the original BLAIR WITCH PROJECT film's production company Haxan Films also attached with both Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez as producers. (thanks to

** EDEN LAKE 4K UHD: Coming soon to 4K UHD! Refusing to let anything spoil their romantic weekend break, a young couple confront a gang of loutish youths with terrifyingly brutal consequences.

** RAZORBACK 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD in July from Umbrella Entertainment.

** MESSIAH OF EVIL: Coming to Blu-ray on 10/23 from Radiance Films.

----- May 3rd, 2023 -----

** MAXXXINE: Here's a first glimpse of Mia Goth and Halsey in Ti West's upcoming sequel to X and PEARL.

** THE WICKER MAN 4K UHD: StudioCanal will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Robin Hardy's classic horror film THE WICKER MAN (1973) with a brand new Collector's Edition 4K Blu-ray, which is scheduled to arrive on the market on September 4th.

** IT LIVES INSIDE: Sam is desperate to fit in at school, rejecting her Indian culture and family to be like everyone else. When a mythological demonic spirit latches onto her former best friend, she must come to terms with her heritage in order to defeat it.

** HELLGATE: Coming to Blu-ray on 6/27 from Unobstructed View Inc.

----- May 1st, 2023 -----

** THE BURNING 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD in July from Scream Factory.

** WORLD WAR Z 4K UHD: Coming soon to 4K UHD from Scream Factory.

** EVIL DEAD RISE 4K UHD: Here's a look at the Steelbook edition.

** THE CURSE OF WOLF MOUNTAIN: Aj begins having dreams of his parents' death. He decides to go back to the spot where they were killed, accompanied by his brother and his brother's family. But legend has it there is something mysterious roaming these woods.

** Chucky sequels 4K UHD: Here's a look at the upcoming Scream Factory Collector's Edition 4K UHD of BRIDE OF CHUCKY, SEED OF CHUCKY, CURSE OF CHUCKY and CULT OF CHUCKY coming out July 25th.

----- April 28, 2023 -----

** R.I.P. Giovanni Lombardo Radice: The Italian actor sadly passed away yesterday...

** SAW X: The logo and release date was revealed at CinemaCon.

** SPEAK NO EVIL remake: Mackenzie Davis has signed on to star opposite James McAvoy in Universal Pictures and Blumhouse's forthcoming English remake of SPEAK NO EVIL, based on the 2022 Danish movie of the same name. It is scheduled to arrive in theaters on August 9, 2024. (thanks to>

** THE POPE'S EXORCIST sequel: A sequel to the recently released THE POPE'S EXORCIST is in the works at Screen Gems as development is already underway but there are no further details at this time. Oscar winner Russell Crowe is expected to return though. (thanks to

----- April 27, 2023 -----

** Dario Argento's OPERA 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 6/1 from PLAION Pictures!

** FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 6/1 from PLAION Pictures as a Special Edition with the 4K UHD disc, two Blu-ray Discs and a CD.

** THE EXORCIST reboot remake sequel: David Gordon Green's THE EXORCIST revival has scored an official name – THE EXORCIST BELIEVER. The project marks the first in a planned new trilogy of films from Blumhouse and Morgan Creek for Universal Pictures and Peacock. The new trilogy is a direct sequel to the original film, and the title was announced at CinemaCon, where the first trailer was also shown off.

In the new film, two girls go missing and come back possessed, one is seen in a white dress covered in blood walking down the aisle of a church. Leslie Odom Jr. stars as one of the parents who has never seen anything like this and so sets out to find someone who has – Chris MacNeil (Ellen Burstyn). (thanks to

** THE NUN 2: Set four years after the ending of the first film, Taissa Farmiga's Sister Irene squares off against the demon Valak in the Michael Chaves-directed film penned by "M3GAN" scribe Akela Cooper. A trailer showed a group of girls playing a sinister game called 'Defy the Devil' in a chapel in France that goes wrong. The rest of the clip from Warner Bros. Pictures' CinemaCon shows a bunch of religious horror imagery, and the makers confirmed they filmed in an actual abandoned church in France. (thanks to

----- April 26, 2023 -----

** SCREAM VI: SCREAM VI arrives for purchase on Digital April 25 and in a 4K Ultra HD SteelBook, on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on July 11th. No one is safe and everyone is a suspect in the smash hit thriller from Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Media Group that has earned more than $167 million worldwide. The four survivors from the most recent Woodsboro Ghostface killings have moved to New York City for a fresh start.

** CHUCKY Season 3: Series star Jennifer Tilly recently retweeted a fan's post, confirming that production on the upcoming third season of SYFY and USA Network's hit horror is currently scheduled to begin later this week on April 27. Further details about the plot and new characters for CHUCKY Season 3 are still being kept under wraps, but it's expected to premiere sometime this year. The filming start date comes after five months since the series had wrapped up its 8-episode second season. (thanks to

** MEG 2 THE TRENCH: A first look at MEG 2 THE TRENCH was screened at Warner Bros. Pictures' CinemaCon presentation with the trailer reportedly set to Heart's song Barracuda. The sequel to the 2018 action-horror movie sees KILL LIST helmer Ben Wheatley take over as director from Jon Turtletaub.

According to The Wrap web site, the clip reportedly begins with two land-bound prehistoric monsters eating a large bug with an onscreen text warning that for 65 million years one species ruled the world – cut to a Megalodon eating a Tyrannosaurus Rex. The action then shifts to the present where Jason Statham's Jonas Taylor is recruited again by Cliff Curtis to hunt another giant creature in an undersea trench. Then things take a turn for the wild:

"Deep underwater, the team starts getting picked off by the biggest Meg anyone has ever seen. We then get various monsters attacking by land and by sea, with Statham almost getting eaten by a shark. We get more scenes of tourists almost getting eaten and a tentacled creature eating a helicopter. The teaser ends with Statham leaping into the air on a jet ski to face off against a shark with a sword."

Others say there are scenes with the megs hunting in packs. The tone is said to be the same over-the-top fun/wildness as the first – pushed to slightly further extremes. Sophia Cai, Page Kennedy, Sienna Guillory, Skyler Samuels and Sergio Peris-Mencheta co-star, whilst Dean Georgaris and Jon & Erich Hoeber penned the script. The first film took in over $500 million at the box-office. MEG 2 THE TRENCH swims into cinemas on August 4th. (thanks to

** NIGHT OF THE EXECUTIONER: Paul Naschy is back! And this time he's out for vengeance! Making its worldwide disc debut.

----- April 24, 2023 -----

** TRICK OR TREAT 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD and Blu-ray in 2023 from Synapse Films and Red Shirt Pictures. Restored from the original camera negative!

** EVIL DEAD RISE 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD Steelbook in August from Metropolitan Films.

** EVIL DEAD RISE sequels: The film, the first entry in the franchise in a decade, appears to be a success story. From interviews this week, we've learned producers Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell are all for more films in the series centering around the Books of the Dead and coming out more regularly.

Lee Cronin himself has been out doing publicity for the film, discussing his love for the originals and how he got on board. Of course, he's also been asked about the chances of sequels. As this is a series of wild tonal variations, the possibilities are endless for where another film could go, and Cronin tells Variety he already has at least four different ideas for potential sequels of all sorts of flavours. The first would involve a return to a woodland setting:

"Because of the opening and the closing, there's that continuation of how this evil has a gate. That brings us back into that forest context, which excites me because I love that I broke the mold, but wouldn't it be fun now if I went back to the cabin in the woods. It could be a cool journey."

The next would be dealing with the consequences of the current film but focusing on a different group of people, namely: "What happens when the cleanup crew shows up?". A third would serve as a direct sequel following any survivor, and a fourth was examining the origins of the new film's Necronomicon. (thanks to

----- April 21, 2023 -----

** HOLLYWOOD DREAMS & NIGHTMARES: A classically trained actor and director, Robert Englund has become one of the most revolutionary horror icons of our generation. Throughout his career, Englund starred in many well-known movies, but shot to super-stardom with his portrayal of supernatural serial killer Freddy Krueger in the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET franchise. This unique and intimate portrait captures the man behind the glove and features interviews with Englund and his wife Nancy, Lin Shaye, Eli Roth, Tony Todd, Heather Langenkamp, and more.

** INVOKING YELL: Set in 1990s story of three twentysomething women who venture into the woods to shoot a demo tape for their black metal band.

** BAD THINGS: Shudder, AMC Networks' premiere streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural announces the streaming debut of BAD THINGS, written and directed by Stewart Thorndike (LYLE). BAD THINGS follows a group of friends who go to a hotel for a weekend getaway and soon discover that women do bad things here.

----- April 20, 2023 -----

** More EVIL DEAD: In interviews promoting the new movie, Campbell revealed that the producing team are now looking to expand the franchise beyond and have a roadmap in place. He says the franchise will now center not around Ash but rather the three Books of the Dead seen in the films, indicating to The AV Club that "it's all about the books now" and he and Raimi are essentially creating an anthology franchise offering diverse filmmaking styles:

"The only problem with that is that it can get out of hand and if we jump into that world too quickly, it's hard to get it back. I think the stories will progress a little more now. We're going to try and do them more like every two or three years rather than every ten years.

It's also the first time Sam is working with his brother Ivan to create an overall Bible that will give future writers and directors an idea of where this thing should go next to potentially tie in some of these stories. So I think it's going to get a little more tied in as the years go by. But because it's all about the books. It could be a book in the past, a book in the future. It's yet to be determined." (thanks to

** INSIDIOUS THE RED DOOR: Here's the trailer for the upcoming film.

** MAXXXINE: In a recent interview with SFX Magazine, actress Mia Goth opened up about A24's upcoming horror sequel MAXXXINE, which is currently in production. Goth recalled the first time she read the script, revealing that she immediately thought of the sequel's story as "a superhero movie" due to her character's strength and determination.

"Maxine, as a character, has come a long way. She's a survivor, she's gone through a lot," Goth explained. "When we meet her again, in this new world that she's in, she's really fought for everything that she has, and she's not about to give that up. She's going to fight for what she has. She's a badass. There's a strength to her. And she's a really proactive, determined, focused woman. She goes after what she wants, and she's not really going to take no for an answer." (thanks to

** THE POPE'S EXORCIST: Coming soon to Blu-ray from Sony Pictures.

----- April 18, 2023 -----

** SPEAK NO EVIL remake: James McAvoy is re-teaming with his SPLIT and GLASS studio Blumhouse for SPEAK NO EVIL, a U.S. remake of the 2022 Danish psychological horror thriller at Universal Pictures. The project hails from filmmaker James Watkins who pens and directs. Watkins created the infamously brutal EDEN LAKE starring Michael Fassbender, Kelly Reilly and Jack O'Connell, along with the Daniel Radcliffe-led remake of the famed ghost story THE WOMAN IN BLACK.

The original follows a Danish family who are invited by a Dutch family to their country house for a weekend holiday. The hosts soon begin to test the limits of their guests as the situation escalates – initially from passive-aggressive behaviours to a dark secret related to the hosts and this cabin.

The remake centers on a family that takes a dream holiday to an idyllic country house, only to have the vacation turn into a psychological nightmare. The original, which is not supernatural, goes to some very dark places and received positive reviews. The script is based on the 2022 original that Christian Tafdrup directed. Jason Blum is producing, and Universal has set a release date of August 9th 2024. Filming will begin later this year. (thanks to

** THE BOOGEYMAN: A horror-thriller from the mind of best-selling author Stephen King, which opens June 2nd 2023, in theaters nationwide. High school student Sadie Harper and her younger sister Sawyer are reeling from the recent death of their mother and aren't getting much support from their father, Will, a therapist who is dealing with his own pain. When a desperate patient unexpectedly shows up at their home seeking help, he leaves behind a terrifying supernatural entity that preys on families and feeds on the suffering of its victims. THE BOOGEYMAN directed by Rob Savage (HOST) with a screenplay by Scott Beck & Bryan Woods (A QUIET PLACE) and Mark Heyman.

** THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE: Hear from some of the key team members at Gun Interactive and Sumo Digital, in their own words, on what it takes to make a massacre that lives up to the landmark 1974 film.

----- April 17, 2023 -----

** Horror box office: The Nic Cage-led horror-comedy RENFIELD which appears to be DOA. The film opened in fourth place with a disappointing $7.7 million, falling short of expectations and not a good sign for a film with a costly $65 million budget. Poor reviews, both critically and a B- CinemaScore, suggest it's not going to go well.

In fact RENFRIELD came in behind the more cost-efficient Russell Crowe-led R-rated demonic thriller THE POPE'S EXORCIST in second with $9.1 million. Despite poor reviews for it, that film was made for $18 million and thus should make it to profitability. (thanks to

** VAN HELSING: Filmmaker Julius Avery (OVERLORD) confirms to Fangoria that the planned VAN HELSING movie reboot announced three years ago is still in the works. He says he's "currently writing and intend to direct myself with James [Wan] producing." He re-affirms "that's still in motion" but can't go into any more detail. (thanks to

** A QUIET PLACE DAY ONE: After just over two months of shooting, filming has officially wrapped on A QUIET PLACE DAY ONE – the upcoming spin-off of John Krasinski's hit horror franchise at Paramount Pictures. Based on an original idea by John Krasinski, and written by Michael Sarnoski and Jeff Nichols, the film will not deal with the Abbott family storyline and instead unfold against the larger backdrop of the universe of the two prior films.

It's expected to likely deal with the first day in the wake of the sonic-targeting beasties arriving on Earth, much like the opening segment of A QUIET PLACE PART II. Lupita Nyong'o, Joseph Quinn and Alex Wolff star in the project, which hails from PIG director Michael Sarnoski. Djimon Hounsou, who had a role in the second main film, is reprising that part here. The film is slated to arrive in cinemas on March 8th 2024. (thanks to

** IT prequel WELCOME TO DERRY: Madeleine Stowe and Stephen Rider have joined the cast of the IT prequel series WELCOME TO DERRY at Max (formerly HBO Max). They join Taylour Paige, Jovan Adepo, Chris Chalk and James Remar in the series expected to primarily take place in the early 1960s. Stowe will appear in a recurring guest role, while Rider is a series regular. (thanks to

----- April 14, 2023 -----

** THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER: Based on a single chilling chapter from Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula, THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER tells the terrifying story of the merchant ship Demeter, which was chartered to carry private cargo—fifty unmarked wooden crates—from Carpathia to London. Strange events befall the doomed crew as they attempt to survive the ocean voyage, stalked each night by a merciless presence onboard the ship. When the Demeter finally arrives off the shores of England, it is a charred, derelict wreck. There is no trace of the crew.

** MAXXINE: The film started filming earlier this week as A24 shared this image.

** THE ANGRY BLACK GIRL AND HER MONSTER: Vicaria is a brilliant teenager who believes death is a disease that can be cured. After the brutal and sudden murder of her brother, she embarks on a dangerous journey to bring him back to life. Inspired by Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, THE ANGRY BLACK GIRL AND HER MONSTER thematically challenges our ideas of life and death. Bomani J. Story, the film's writer and director, crafts a thrilling tale about a family that, despite the terrors of systemic pressure, will survive and be reborn again.

** RESIDENT EVIL DEATH ISLAND: Here's the trailer for the upcoming film.

----- April 13, 2023 -----

** Radio Silence's next horror film: The SCREAM VI and READY OR NOT filmmaking team of Radio Silence has signed on to direct and produce a currently untitled horror movie at Universal Pictures. The project was reportedly at one point titled DRACULA'S DAUGHTER and centers on a group of kidnappers who abduct a band of young people, one of whom ends up being the titular character. You can guess what happens to the kidnappers.

The script was written by Stephen Shields, with revisions by Guy Busick. Universal says the project falls along the lines of THE INVISIBLE MAN and ENFIELD" as it provides: "a unique take on legendary monster lore and will represent a fresh, new direction for how to celebrate these classic characters." (thanks to

** HUSH: Filmmaker Mike Flanagan has confirmed that his home invasion thriller film HUSH has left Netflix following its license for the film expiring after seven years. In a follow-up tweet he seems to hint at a physical release of the film. The acclaimed 2016 horror film stars Kate Siegel as a deaf-mute horror author whose home is broken into by a masked murderer (John Gallagher Jr.). (thanks to

** NIGHT SWIM: Universal Pictures has revealed the NIGHT SWIM release date for the upcoming horror thriller movie from director Bryce McGuire. NIGHT SWIM's release date has been moved up to Friday, January 5, 2024. The horror movie was originally set to release on Friday, January 19, 2024, meaning the release date has been pushed forward a total of two weeks. (thanks to

** Linnea Quigley's HORROR WORKOUT: Coming to Blu-ray on 5/1 from Terror Vision.

----- April 12, 2023 -----

** AUGUST UNDERGROUND: Coming to Blu-ray on 8/15 from Unearthed Films.

** FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S: Blumhouse Productions chief Jason Blum has announced that the live-action film adaptation of the FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S video game franchise is set to arrive in cinemas this Halloween holiday. Specifically, Universal Pictures will open the film in cinemas on October 27th with a wide release. In addition, the film will be getting a Peacock streaming premiere day-and-date with its theatrical release. (thanks to

** SCREAM VI: The sequel is coming to VOD on April 25th.

** TALK TO ME: From directors directors Danny and Michael Philippou and starring Sophia Wilde, Joe Bird, Alexandra Jensen, Otis Dhanji, Miranda Otto, and more. TALK TO ME – In theaters everywhere July 28.

----- April 11, 2023 -----

** MAXXXINE: Kevin Bacon, Giancarlo Esposito, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Monaghan, Bobby Cannavale, Lily Collins, musician Moses Sumney and award-winning artist Halsey have all been cast alongside Mia Goth in MAXXXINE for A24.

The project marks the third film in Ti West's horror trilogy that began with X and PEARL, both released to much acclaim last year. Whereas X was set in the 1970s and PEARL a prequel in 1918, MAXXXINE follows Maxine (Goth) after the events of X as the sole survivor continues her journey towards fame – setting out to make it as an actress in Los Angeles 1985. (thanks to

** JAWS 2 4K UHD: Coming soon to 4K UHD.

** UNINVITED 4K UHD: Coming to Standard 4K UHD in May from Mediacs.

** DEATHDREAM 4K UHD: Coming soon to 4K UHD from Blue Underground with a brand-new 2023 4K restoration!

** SKINAMARINK: Coming to Blu-ray ON 6/20 from RLJE Films and Shudder.

----- April 5, 2023 -----

** CREEPSHOW III: Coming to Blu-ray on 6/27 from Scream Factory.

** INSIDIOUS: The fifth instalment in Leigh Whannell and James Wan's INSIDIOUS franchise is getting a slight change ahead of its release on July 7th. Originally titled INSIDIOUS FEAR THE DARK it will now be called INSIDIOUS THE RED DOOR.

Whilst the third and fourth films take place prior to the original INSIDIOUS and focus on Elise, this one takes place ten years after the second film and returns the focus to the family at the center of the story. Story details are being kept mostly under wraps, with the new film picking up with Josh Lambert (Patrick Wilson) dropping his son Dalton (Ty Simpkins) off at the idyllic college of his dreams out East. However, when the demons of his childhood come crawling back into their lives, it beckons them back to the Further to finally close the door on that horrible chapter of their lives.

The new film marks the first big screen entry in the series in five years. The four prior films combined were made on a budget of just $28 million and have grossed $542.9 million to date – making it one of the most profitable franchises in modern cinema. (thanks to

** HOUSEBOAT HORROR: Coming to Blu-ray in June from Umbrella Entertainment.

----- April 4, 2023 -----

** A TALE OF TWO SISTERS: Coming to Blu-ray in June from Umbrella Entertainment.

** SHIVERS 4K UHD: Coming soon to 4K UHD from NSM Records.

** CREEPSHOW 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 6/27 from Scream Factory.

** Vinegar Syndrome: Coming to Blu-ray in April from Vinegar Syndrome are VACATION OF TERROR, 5 WOMEN FOR THE KILLER and CURSE OF THE BLUE LIGHTS.

----- April 3rd, 2023 -----

** David Cronenberg's THE SHROUDS: David Cronenberg's next film THE SHROUDS has reportedly set a May 8th target date for filming in Toronto. Vincent Cassel, Diane Kruger and Guy Pearce lead the cast, with Kruger replacing Lea Seydoux, who had to drop out.

Cassel, who previously teamed with Cronenberg will play innovative businessman and grieving widower Karsh who builds a novel device to connect with the dead inside a burial shroud. This tool, installed at his own state-of-the-art and controversial cemetery, allows him and his clients to watch specific departed loved ones decompose in real-time.

This revolutionary business is on the verge of mainstream global success when several graves, including his late wife's, are vandalized and nearly destroyed. While he struggles to uncover a clear motive for the attack, the mystery of who did this and why drives him to re-evaluate his business, marriage and fidelity to his late wife's memory as well as push him to new beginnings. (thanks to

** MOTEL HELL 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 6/27 from Scream Factory.

** George A. Romero's RESIDENT EVIL: Here's the teaser trailer for the upcoming documentary.

** THE CHANGELING 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 6/5 from Second Sight Films from a new 4K scan and restoration presented on UHD in HDR.

** MAD HEIDI: Coming to Blu-ray in May from Umbrella Entertainment.

----- March 30, 2023 -----

** CREEPSHOW 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD in June from Scream Factory.

** THE MOLE PEOPLE remake: Universal Pictures has reportedly acquired Chris Winterbauer's pitch for a revamp of the 1956 horror film THE MOLE PEOPLE. Winterbauer will pen the script whilst Robert Kirkman and Dave Alpert produce. In the film, a woman travels to a town veiled in a conspiracy to rescue her grandchildren from their father. To do this, she must fight through hell in the underground tunnels where the darkness-dwelling Mole People reside. (thanks to

** THAW: Lee Cronin (EVIL DEAD RISE) will reunite with New Line for the original horror feature THAW. The project was originally penned by Jeremy Passmore. Van Toffler, David Gale and Adam Goldworm produce. Set years after the polar ice caps have melted and the sea levels have risen, the story centers on a group of survivors at sea searching for a new home. Their prayers are answered with the discovery of an inhabitable town, that is, until they encounter a new nightmare living just below the water's surface. (thanks to

** FEAR OF THE WALKING DEAD: To reignite everyone's belief in a better world, Morgan (Lennie James) and Madison (Kim Dickens) set out to rescue a now eight-year old Mo from PADRE.

----- March 28, 2023 -----

** ARMY OF THE DEAD sequels: Following the successful launch of ARMY OF THE DEAD on Netflix back in April 2021, a direct sequel to Zack Snyder's zombies in Vegas movie was officially put into development. Separate from the prequel spin-off film ARMY OF THIEVES, which was released shortly after and made by a different director, the new film was to be titled PLANET OF THE DEAD and has Snyder returning as director and continuing on with a larger scale story.

Of course, Snyder had another job to deal with first – his two-part REBEL MOON films which essentially see him do his rejected STAR WARS pitch he made to Disney. Recently speaking with The Nerd Queens about where the project stands, Snyder says his ARMY OF THE DEAD franchise is "still alive and well", but progress on the sequel will depend on how they would go forward with his new franchise:

"As far as the 'Army' Universe goes, it's still alive and well in my mind. I know exactly what I would do. It really depends on how we try to figure out how we go forward with REBEL MOON and [the] REBEL MOON universe. It's not a small-time commitment, the REBEL MOON stuff, because a sci-fi thing at this scale does require a lot of attention to make it all make sense. It's a very interconnected world. And we've been doing our best to make it all make sense, and there's like magic and madness, and all the things that are in the universe, and how they all you know coalesce is not a casual pursuit."

Whilst he says the ARMY OF THE DEAD sequel is still on the cards, the planned animated spin-off show "Lost Vegas" is less likely to be happening: "I will say that there's been a slight stall on the 'Lost Vegas' animated [series]. For technical reasons, it went off the rails a little bit." (thanks to

** A BLADE IN THE DARK 4K UHD: Coming soon to 4K UHD from 88 Films.

** Linda Blair for THE EXORCIST reboot: Linda Blair will reportedly reprise her role as Regan MacNeil from THE EXORCIST in David Gordon Green's upcoming direct sequel to the original 1973 film at Universal Pictures.

The Above the Line web site broke the news, indicating Blair was only on set for a few days so her role is likely only a small one in the film. She joins the previously announced returnee Ellen Burstyn who is making a more substantial return as Regan's mother Chris MacNeil. A Blumhouse spokesperson issued a statement to the outlet saying "Linda Blair served as an advisor on the upcoming Exorcist film" – a statement that pointedly does not deny whether she appears or not. (thanks to

** FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S: According to the Deadline web site, actress Elizabeth Lail has been tapped to join Josh Hutcherson and Matthew Lillard in Blumhouse's upcoming film adaptation of FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S. In addition, Kat Conner Sterling has also recently joined the cast of the horror thriller, which is currently filming in New Orleans. (thanks to

----- March 27, 2023 -----

** Vinegar Syndrome update: Coming to 4K UHD and or Blu-ray in May from Vinegar Syndrome are many titles including THE BOOGEYMAN 4K UHD and Blu-ray, A BLADE IN THE DARK 4K UHD and Blu-ray, Villages of the Damned box set which includes THE FOREST OF THE WOLF [EL BOSQUE DEL LOBO] (1970), Silvio Narizzano's THE SKY IS FALLING [LAS FLORES DEL VICIO] (1975) and Gonzalo Suarez' BEATRIZ (1976) on Blu-ray.

** SCREAM VI: The sequel is coming to PVOD on April 25th.

** WINNIE THE POOH BLOOD AND HONEY 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD Steelbook in July from Plaion Pictures.

** MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE: Coming to Blu-ray Steelbook on 5/30 from Lionsgate.

----- March 24, 2023 -----

** RENFIELD: It's the real f*cking Dracula and he's one sucky boss. Check out the final trailer.

** FROM BLACK: A young mother, crushed by guilt after the disappearance of her young son 5 years previously, is presented with a bizarre offer to learn the truth and set things right. But how far is she willing to go, and is she willing to pay the terrifying price for a chance to hold her boy again?

** THE BLACK DEMON: Oilman Paul Sturges' idyllic family vacation turns into a nightmare when they encounter a ferocious Megalodon shark that will stop at nothing to protect its territory. Stranded and under constant attack, Paul and his family must somehow find a way to get his family back to shore alive before it strikes again in this epic battle between humans and nature.

** AMITYVILLE AN ORIGIN STORY: AMITYVILLE AN ORIGIN STORY tells the story behind the world's most infamous haunted house tale: the Amityville murders. The project is the first elevated look at every aspect of this wildly layered story about the heinous murder of a family of six that became eclipsed by paranormal controversy. The series premieres April 23 at 10 pm ET/PT on MGM+.

----- March 21, 2023 -----

** Jordan Peele's next film: Universal Pictures has set a December 25th 2024 release date for GET OUT, US and NOPE director Jordan Peele's next feature which is currently untitled. Marking his fourth directorial effort, the project will open just days after the third AVATAR movie hits screens on December 20th 2024.

That's not all though as a horror thriller from Peele's Monkey Paw banner has also been slated to arrive a few months earlier on September 27th 2024 with Universal also distributing that. Peele will only produce that film, not direct and no filmmaker for that one has been announced at present. Peele is currently in the middle of a five-year deal with Universal which he signed in 2019. The new film falls under the deal. (thanks to

** More EVIL DEAD?: Despite Bruce Campbell having effectively retired the Ash character following the cancellation of the Starz series in 2018, Campbell has revealed he's not averse to reprising the role – though this time there's one major stipulation. Speaking with Fangoria alongside producer Rob Tapert, Campbell says he himself is the one standing in the way of a film that would see Ash team up with Jane Levy's Mia from the 2013 reboot and the new EVIL DEAD RISE. The reason being? He wants Sam Raimi, and no one else, returning to direct the project:

"I'll go on record here! These guys don't scare me!. I worked on 'Xena,' so nothing scares me. If Sam says, 'I, Sam Raimi, will direct another EVIL DEAD movie,' then I, Bruce Campbell, will consider being in it. I don't want to be Ash, tended to by other people. Sam's the meanest director I've ever worked with, and Ash needs a little bit of that to shine. And I think Sam's the only director now who I won't punch in the face making an EVIL DEAD movie! I'm just saying, I've called Rob and Sam out, I'm not the coward that they think I am. I just want the right circumstances. Because Sam, even though he's done studio movies, he's still a good director! So, I want Sam! I'll do it for Sam." (thanks to

** WOLF CREEK: Coming to Blu-ray on 5/31 from Via Vision Entertainment. The Ultimate Edition collection includes both the Theatrical and Unrated cuts of the film, bonus features, and 6 art cards.

** Bloodstained Narratives: Bloodstained Narratives The Giallo Film in Italy and Abroad is a bran new book edited by Matthew Edwards & Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns, which contains critical essays on the transnational thriller genre that influenced myriad horror films. You can order your copy here!

----- March 20, 2023 -----

** FACES OF DEATH remake: Barbie Ferreira and Dacre Montgomery are set to star in a reimagining of the 1978 cult horror feature FACES OF DEATH for Legendary. CAM writer Isa Mazzei and director Daniel Goldhaber are behind the reimagining. The original film followed a pathologist exploring gruesome ways to die via footage purportedly culled from around the world. The original 'video nasty' was banned in some countries. The new take aims to update it for the 21st century. (thanks to

** CUBE Japanese remake: Cinedigm has picked up the U.S. rights to the recent Japanese remake of Vincenzo Natali's 1997 Canadian sci-fi horror cult classic CUBE. Cinedigm will release the film via Screambox on April 11th. Yasuhiko Shimizu helms the new take which follows a group of strangers who find themselves trapped in a sadistic maze without remembering how they got there. Looking for ways to escape, they discover rooms riddled with lethal traps and must work together to survive. (thanks to

** THANKSGIVING: Gina Gershon, Tim Dillon and Rick Hoffman are set to round out the cast of Eli Roth's THANKSGIVING at TriStar Pictures and Spyglass Media Group. Patrick Dempsey, Nell Verlaque, Addison Rae, Jalen Thomas Brooks, Milo Manheim, Gabriel Davenport, Tomaso Sanelli and Jenna Warren also star. (thanks to

** DOLLS: Coming soon from Arrow Video featuring a new 2K restoration. A dysfunctional family of three stop by a mansion during a storm -- father, stepmother, and child. The child discovers that the elderly owners are magical toy makers and have a haunted collection of dolls.

** THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE: Here's the gory new trailer for THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, the asymmetrical multiplayer action game based on the 1974 film of the same name. A technical test will begin on May 25 on Steam, and the full game will be released on August 18 for PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One.

----- March 17, 2023 -----

** Guillermo del Toro's FRANKENSTEIN: Andrew Garfield, Oscar Isaac and Mia Goth are all in early talks to star in Guillermo del Toro's new live-action FRANKENSTEI film at Netflix. del Toro is reportedly still working on the script and no formal offers have been given to any actors, but sources for Deadline indicate he has met with all three and each is likely to star – but no formal deals are in place as yet. Del Toro has been developing the project for many years based on the iconic Mary Shelley story but it's not clear who will be playing the Doctor or his creation. (thanks to

** SLASHER RIPPER: The film takes the franchise back in time to the late 19th century where there's a killer stalking the mean streets, but instead of targeting the poor and downtrodden like Jack the Ripper, The Widow is meting out justice against the rich and powerful. The only person standing in the way of this killer is the newly promoted detective, Kenneth Rijkers, whose ironclad belief in justice may wind up being yet another victim of The Widow.

** NINJA VS SHARK: Here's the trailer for the upcoming film.

** COLD EYES OF FEAR 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 6/26 from Indicator. Brand-new 4K HDR restoration from the original negative by Powerhouse Films, 4K (2160p) UHD presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible).

** BLACK MAGIC RITES 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 6/26 from Indicator. Brand-new 4K HDR restoration from the original negative by Powerhouse Films, 4K (2160p) UHD presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible).

----- March 16, 2023 -----

** SMILE sequel: It's official, Paramount Pictures is moving forward on a sequel to last year's biggest horror hit SMILE. Parker Finn, the filmmaker who wrote and directed the first film as his feature directorial debut, has signed a multi-year first-look deal with the studio and the SMILE sequel is said to be one of the priorities.

SMILE grossed over $216 million worldwide off both a small $17 million budget and an effective viral marketing campaign – becoming the first original horror title to repeat the number one position at domestic box office since 2016. The film famously was initially made for the Paramount+ service, but a test screening in Burbank yielded such a strong reaction it changed the film's trajectory – the studio shifted it to a theatrical release which became one of the most profitable movies of the year. (thanks to

** RETURN TO SILENT HILL: Jeremy Irvine and Hannah Emily Anderson will lead the cast of the new film RETURN TO SILENT HILL based on the celebrated Konami video game franchise. Filmmaker Christophe Gans, who directed the original 2006 film adaptation of the property, returns to the director's chair for the new entry which is due to begin shooting in Germany and Eastern Europe next month.

Gans, Sandra Vo-Anh and William Josef Schneider are penning the film which will be based on the storyline of the SILENT HILL 2 game – widely considered the pinnacle of the series critically and commercially. A full fledged-remake of that game is in the works.

Irvine stars as James, a man broken after being separated from his one true love (Anderson). When a mysterious letter calls him back to Silent Hill in search of her, he finds a once-recognizable town transformed by an unknown evil. As James descends deeper into the darkness, he encounters terrifying figures both familiar and new and begins to question his own sanity as he struggles to make sense of reality and hold on long enough to save his lost love. (thanks to

** CHUCKY Season Two: Coming to Blu-ray on 5/15 in two different editions.

** INSIDIOUS 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD Steelbook on 6/20.

----- March 14, 2023 -----

** THE LAST OF US 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 7/17 in two edition.

** DEATH MACHINE: Coming Soon on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics with a brand new HDmaster – from a 2K scan of the 35mm interpositive!

** ABERRANCE: Raven Banner has boarded worldwide sales to Baatar Batsukh's debut Mongolian horror ABERRANCE set to have its North American premiere at SXSW in the Midnighters section. The film had its World Premiere at Oldenburg Int'l Film Festival where it won the festival's Audacity Award, given to a film that breaks new ground artistically.

ABERRANCE tells the story of a couple who rent a cabin deep in the woods to get some rest from their busy life in the city. But there seems to be more to it, as their marriage apparently is in turmoil. Their odd behavior causes their nosy neighbor to grow suspicious, even as he's dealing with issues of his own. As the neighbor digs deeper, more questions and trouble arise.

** I AM NOT ALONE: Netflix is currently in final negotiations to acquire the film adaptation rights to Chris Hicks' short story titled I AM NOT ALONE. Oscar winner Jessica Chastain is attached for the leading role in the sci-fi horror drama, with LOVECRAFT COUNTRY director Misha Green signing on as its director and writer.

The film will follow the story of a mother of a young daughter, whose life changes when she started seeing creatures caused by her unbearable migraines. It is described as "a grounded sci-fi story about a mother forced to defend her family against a threat only she can see." (thanks to

----- March 13, 2023 -----

** SCREAM VI: Paramount's SCREAM VI has beaten all projections and pulled in a franchise-best $44.5 million opening at the domestic box office, and a further $22.6 million from foreign markets for a global debut of $67.1 million. (thanks to

** SCREAM VI 4K UHD: Coming soon to 4K UHD/Blu-ray from Paramount Pictures.

** THE EXORCIST reboot: Filming has officially wrapped on David Gordon Green's THE EXORCIST revival – the first in a planned new trilogy of films from Blumhouse and Morgan Creek for Universal Pictures and Peacock. Green, who helmed 2018's HALLOWEEN revival and both its sequels, is directing the first film which will see actress Ellen Burstyn reprising her iconic role as Chris MacNeil fifty years after the original film debuted in 1973. The film opens October 13th. (thanks to

** NETHERWORLD: Coming to Blu-ray on 7/11 from Full Moon. From David Schmoeller, the director of PUPPET MASTER and TOURIST TRAP, comes a long, strange trip into a place beyond imagination and fear, into that dark space between Heaven and Hell. Welcome to...the NETHERWORLD!

----- March 10, 2023 -----

** THE WRATH OF BECKY: Two years after she escaped a violent attack on her family, Becky attempts to rebuild her life in the care of an older woman - a kindred spirit named Elena. But when a group known as the "Noble Men" break into their home, attack them, and take her beloved dog, Diego, Becky must return to her old ways to protect herself and her loved ones.

** HAUNT sequel: 65 writer/directors Scott Beck and Bryan Woods have confirmed that talks are underway for a sequel to their 2019 haunted house feature HAUNT. Beck and Woods confirmed the sequel during a Reddit AMA alongside Sam Raimi on Tuesday.

The A QUIET PLACE scribes penned the original film which revolves around a group of friends in Illinois who, on Halloween night, decide to visit a nearby haunted house that promises terrifying scares. (thanks to

** THANKSGIVING: TriStar Pictures has scored the rights to Spyglass Media Group's horror slasher feature THANKSGIVING which is filming in Toronto. The project is based on the faux trailer that Roth made 16 years ago for GRINDHOUSE that follows a killer in a pilgrim costume who visits a small town in Massachusetts with the hopes of creating a carving board out of the town's Turkey-loving inhabitants.

The original faux trailer was notable for its quite gory kills. Specifics of the feature film version are under wraps, but it is known that the horror thriller will star Patrick Dempsey, Nell Verlaque, Addison Rae, Jalen Thomas Brooks and Milo Manheim. Roth is directing and producing the project, while Jeff Rendel is writing the screenplay. Roger Birnbaum also produces. TriStar reportedly aggressively pursued the rights to the film with plans to release the movie theatrically worldwide. (thanks to

** COCAINE SHARK: Here's the official trailer.

----- March 8, 2023 -----

** SCREAM VI: Here's the final trailer!

** DRAG ME TO HELL sequel: Out promoting this week's release of the prehistoric dinosaur film 65" the film's producer Sam Raimi revealed that a potential sequel to his 2009 darkly comedic horror feature DRAG ME TO HELL is being developed.

Raimi, along with writer/directors Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, participated in a recent Reddit AMA and was asked if there was a chance for a sequel or "another story" related to the film that could be done. Rami responded that they're already at work on something: "The team at Ghost House Pictures: Romel Adam and Jose Canas are trying to come up with a story that would work and I'm anxious to hear if they do!". (thanks to

** THE RESURRECTION OF CHARLES MANSON: A couple goes to the desert for a romantic weekend and shoots an audition for a role in an upcoming film. Their holiday quickly turns deadly as they are the target of a Cult that carries on the evil beliefs and murderous practices of the Manson Family. This Cult believes they can resurrect the ultimate object of their obsession – Charles Manson himself – through a shocking ritual of human sacrifice.

** GODLESS THE EASTFIELD EXORCISM: Lara is a woman tormented, torn between science and faith. Pushed by her husband to seek treatment from a congregation of zealots, a ruthless exorcist will try to save her soul by putting an innocent woman through hell.

----- March 7, 2023 -----

** I SAW THE DEVIL: Coming to Blu-ray in May from Umbrella Entertainment.

** POLTERGEIST new remake: With Amazon having acquired MGM, and it looks like the streamer is reportedly interested in resurrecting the franchise. Speaking on The Hot Mic, entertainment journalist Jeff Sneider says the franchise has been named as one of several MGM properties that Amazon is looking to "prioritize" for new adaptations and monetization.

He adds that the situation would be "complicated by the fact that Spielberg would likely need to be involved". He goes on to say: "All this stuff is so up in the air. [Amazon is] still figuring out, 'What do we have here in MGM, what do we want to do with it, and how do we want to do it?'"

The original made $121.7 million back in the day on a $10 million budget. The 2015 remake, despite the bad reception, still managed to pull in $95 million from a $35 million budget. (thanks to

** INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS 4K UHD: The 1956 film is coming soon on 4K UHD from Kino Lorber Studio Classics in a brand new 2023 HDR/Dolby Vision Master!

** GODLESS THE EASTFIELD EXORCISM: XYZ Films has acquired the North American distribution rights to filmmaker Nick Kozakis' GODLESS THE EASTFIELD EXORCISM ahead of its World Premiere at New Orleans' Overlook Film Festival. The distributor plans to wide release the Australian thriller on VOD on April 6, 2023.

Lara is a woman tormented, torn between science and faith. Pushed by her husband to seek treatment from a congregation of zealots, a ruthless exorcist will try to save her soul by putting an innocent woman through hell. (thanks to

----- March 6, 2023 -----

** TAXI HUNTER: Here's a look at the upcoming 88 Films edition.

** MALUM: MALUM is a bold and expanded reimagining of the 2014 horror cult classic, LAST SHIFT. On a search to uncover the mysterious circumstances surrounding her father's death, a newly appointed police officer, Jessica Loren (Jessica Sula) is assigned to the last shift in a decommissioned police station where a notoriously vicious cult saw their demise years prior.

The lone officer at the station, she soon finds herself barraged by terrifying paranormal events, and in the process, is taken on a journey during which she learns the shocking truth behind her family's entanglement with a demented cult leader. MALUM takes the premise of the 2014 festival hit and flips it on its head, thrusting viewers into an unrelenting, adrenaline-fueled, bloody cult nightmare. (thanks to

** THE BURIAL: After his estranged brother contacts him for help, a man and his girlfriend answer the call, only to find themselves unwittingly dragged into a murderous plot with severe consequences.

** Robert Eggers' NOSFERATU: Focus Features has announced that production has commenced on Robert Eggers' highly anticipated new film NOSFERATU based on the iconic F.W. Murnau 1922 silent film. In addition, Aaron Taylor-Johnson has joined the cast, joining the previously announced Bill Skarsgård, Nicholas Hoult, Lily-Rose Depp, Emma Corrin, Willem Dafoe, Simon McBurney and Ralph Ineson. (thanks to

----- March 3rd, 2023 -----

** The Bob Clark horror collection: Coming to Blu-ray on 4/3 from 101 Films. CHILDREN SHOULDN'T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS, DEATHDREAM and BLACK CHRISTMAS.

** 88 Films update: More 4K UHD additions to our collection on May 29th (reversible sleeve features numbered spines and original poster art). The 4K includes a Blu-ray or there is a standard edition Blu-ray releasing at the same time, minus booklet, poster, slipcase etc.

** DEAD BY DAYLIGHT film: A film adaptation of the hit video game DEAD BY DAYLIGHT is in the works at James Wan's Atomic Monster and Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions. The game's developer Behaviour Interactive will team with the studios on the project which is currently seeking a writer and director to steer it. As things are so early in the process, it's a long way from any casting or story details just yet.

Launched in 2016, the asymmetrical multiplayer survival horror game has reached over 50 million players worldwide with two million active players playing every day. In a statement from the companies, Wan calls the game a "love letter to the world of horror" and dibbed it "perfect for a scary cinematic adaptation". (thanks to

** FROM BLACK: Coming to Shudder on April 28th. A young mother, crushed by guilt after the disappearance of her young son 5 years previously, is presented with a bizarre offer to learn the truth and set things right. But how far is she willing to go, and is she willing to pay the terrifying price for a chance to hold her boy again?

----- March 2nd, 2023 -----

** Severin Films update: Coming to 4K UHD in 2023 from Severin Films are HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK 4K UHD, BURIAL GROUND 4K UHD and DR. BUTCHER M.D. 4K UHD! To avoid marketplace confusion we wanted to let our North American customers know that in addition to all the new titles we're dropping in 2023, we are working on UHD upgrades of many of our more popular catalogue titles like HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK, BURIAL GROUND, DR. BUTCHER M.D. and more. New 4k scans from negatives, HDR Dolby Vision color correction and additional special features. Announcements will hit when the extensive work is done on the new masters.

** BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on May 30th from Scream Factory. When a mysterious beast ravages the countryside, two unlikely heroes are called in to fight the evil. And now, their battle against dark, unspeakable terror is even more gripping with a daring extended version of the film that showcases more of the breathtaking martial arts action and hours of in-depth bonus features.

** LIVING WITH CHUCKY: Coming to Blu-ray on 4/21.

** R.I.P. Ricou Browning: Ricou Browning, who played the menacing Gill-Man in the iconic horror feature CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, has died at the age of 93 of natural causes at his home in Southwest Ranches, Florida. Browning said he could routinely hold his breath for four minutes at a time and played the creature in the famed underwater swimming sequences in the 1954 3D classic which starred Julie Adams and Richard Carlson. (thanks to

----- March 1st, 2023 -----

** Eli Roth's THANKSGIVING: TikTok "star" Addison Rae has scored the lead role in director Eli Roth's slasher THANKSGIVING at Spyglass Media. The project is based on the faux trailer that Roth made 16 years ago for GRINDHOUSE and shooting begins next month in Toronto.

The film follows a killer in a pilgrim costume who visits a small town in Massachusetts with the hopes of creating a carving board out of the town's Turkey-loving inhabitants. The original trailer involved various scenes of decapitation, a giant blade and an unfortunately timed splits on a trampoline, and one scene with someone being turned into a giant stuffed roast turkey and served up. She joins Patrick Dempsey who will play the sheriff of the town. Roth is directing and producing the project, while Jeff Rendel is writing the screenplay. Roger Birnbaum also produces. (thanks to

** ALL MY FRIENDS ARE DEAD: Singer-actress Jojo Siwa has officially signed on for the leading role in the forthcoming horror titledALL MY FRIENDS ARE DEAD. This marks Siwa's first non-family-friendly project after previously starring in children's movies.

"I'm so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the upcoming movie ALL MY FRIENDS ARE DEAD," Siwa said in a statement. "This is a project that is so different from anything I've done previously; however, I absolutely love horror movies and I can't wait to start production! I'm also excited to work with Jade again. We worked together when we were younger and can't wait to create this movie together."

ALL MY FRIENDS ARE DEAD will be directed by SAW 3D writer Marcus Dunstan from a screenplay written by Josh Sims and Jessica Sarah Flaum. In addition to Siwa, Jade Pettyjohn will also be starring in the movie. Production is expected to begin this spring in Canada, with casting still currently underway.

"The film centers around a group of close college friends who get a steal on a killer Airbnb for the biggest music festival of the year," reads the synopsis. "A weekend of partying quickly takes a turn for the worst as members of the group are murdered one by one. They soon discover that each one of their deaths directly corresponds to one of the seven deadly sins." (thanks to

** THE HAUNTING 4K UD: The 1999 remake is coming soon to 4K UHD.

** Danza Macabra Volume One: Coming to Blu-ray in May from Severin Films. This Italian gothic collection 4 disc Blu-ray set will include; THE SEVENTH GRAVE, SCREAM OF THE DEMON LOVER, LADY FRANKENSTEIN and THE MONSTER OF THE OPERA.

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