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----- October 30, 2020 -----

** HALLOWEEN KILLS: David Gordon Green returns to helm the film which sees Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak and Robert Longstreet returning along with original 1978 actors Kyle Richards as Lindsey Wallace and Nancy Stephens as Nurse Marion Chambers. Anthony Michael Hall takes over the role of Tommy Doyle. HALLOWEEN KILLS opens in cinemas on October 15th 2021.

** INSIDIOUS 5: Actor Patrick Wilson will make his feature directorial debut on a fifth film in the INSIDIOU horror franchise at Blumhouse Productions. The first two films centered on a couple who (Wilson, Rose Byrne), after their son (Ty Simpkins) mysteriously enters a comatose state and becomes a vessel for ghosts in an astral plane, are continuously haunted by demons of a hellish realm known as the Further.

The third and fourth were prequels which focused on Lin Shaye's psychic, who helped the family in the first two films, deal with other cases. This fifth outing will pick up with the original Lambert family a decade later as the now grown up son (Simpkins reprising his role) begins college. Wilson will both helm and return on screen.

Scott Teems wrote the script based on a story by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell. Sony Pictures will release the new entry while Whannell, James Wan and Oren Peli will produce. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** He Came From The Swamp The William Grefé Collection: Killer sharks and human jellyfish and living mummies, oh my! Arrow Video is proud to present the first ever collection of works by William "Wild Bill" Grefé, the maverick filmmaker who braved the deep, dark depths of the Florida everglades to deliver some of the most outrageous exploitation fare ever to go-go dance its way across drive-in screens. Bringing together seven of Grefé's most outlandish features, all new to Blu-ray, He Came from the Swamp: The William Grefé Collection packs in a macabre menagerie of demented jellyfish men (STING OF DEATH), zombified witch doctors (DEATH CURSE OF TARTU), homicidal hippies (THE HOOKED GENERATION) and seductive matrons (THE NAKED ZOO) - not to mention the ubiquitous go-go dancing college kids - to create one of the most wildly entertaining box-sets of all time!

** See! Hear! Cut! Kill!: Sean S. Cunningham and Victor Miller's FRIDAY THE 13TH franchise is one of the most successful horror film franchises in history. To date, it includes twelve movies, a television show, comic books, and video games, among other media. In See! Hear! Cut! Kill! Experiencing FRIDAY THE 13TH, Wickham Clayton explores several aspects of the films including how the technical aspects relate to the audience, their influence on filmmaking, and the cultural impact of the franchise. For more infos check out this link.

** O.I.: Barry has a unique problem. He came up with a truly original idea. And sharing it has consequences.

----- October 29, 2020 -----

** PANIC BEATS: Coming to Blu-ray from Mondo Macabro. Paul Naschy's 80s horror classic PANIC BEATS! We were the first ones to issue this film on a legit disc back in the 2000s and we are beyond excited to have renewed our license and given the film a sparkling new 4K restoration for its worldwide HD premiere!

- Region Free
- New 4K restoration from the OCN
- Spanish language track with optional English subtitles
- Two archival interviews with Paul Naschy
- New audio commentary by Troy Guinn and Rodney Barnett of the Naschycast

** FETUS: Coming soon to DVD from Massacre Video. Kevin and his wife Sara are about to start their new family as prepare for the arrival of their first born child. Unfortunately something goes wrong and Kevin looses everything. Unable to cope with his loss he becomes obsessed with trying to make contact with his dead wife by any means possible.

** TOXIC ZOMBIES: Coming soon from Massacre Video. After drug crops are sprayed with a chemical by a passing airplane, the growers of the crop are poisoned by the chemical and turn into zombie-like mutants.

** JACK-O: Coming soon from RetroMedia. We can't let a good 25th Anniversary go by unnoticed... Restoration efforts to Blu-ray have been very promising.

** CHILDREN OF THE CORN reboot: During the early parts of the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year came word that a new adaptation of Stephen King's classic short story CHILDREN OF THE CORN was in the works, one that was able to shoot at a time when no-one else in the world was able to get a production underway.

Now we've learned that the film has already been released. Specifically the film was snuck out onto just two screens this past weekend – CMX CineBistro and Burns Court Cinema. Both cinemas are located in Sarasota, Flordia.

EQUILIBRIUM helmer Kurt Wimmer directed this new take which gender swaps the lead role of Isaac and follows a psychopathic twelve-year-old girl in a small town in Nebraska who recruits all the other children and goes on a bloody rampage, killing the corrupt adults and anyone else who opposes her. A bright high schooler who won't go along with the plan, is the town's only hope of survival. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

----- October 28, 2020 -----

** GINGER SNAPS TV series: Sid Gentle Films and Copperheart Entertainment are teaming up for a TV series reboot of the cult Canadian werewolf horror film trilogy GINGER SNAPS. Anna Ssemuyaba will write the series which tells the story of sisters, Ginger and Brigette, who are self-imposed outcasts in their hometown. Inseparable and fascinated with the macabre, they make a pact to escape their sleepy suburban home by sixteen or else take their own lives.

John Fawcett, co-creator and director of the original film and co-creator and executive producer of ORPHAN BLACK is executive producing the series alongside Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Clark Peterson and Steve Hoban. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** DEVIL TIMES FIVE: Coming February 9th from Code Red DVD. Distributed by Kino Lorber. Five children crawl from the wreckage of a deadly van accident in a snowy canyon. The juvenile survivors seek shelter at a secluded mountaintop winter home occupied by a rich businessman and his friends. Soon, strange mishaps occur and the group is stranded without electricity and telephones. One by one, the adults begin to fall prey to a series of shocking and violent deaths! By the time the few surviving adults suspect the demented delinquents it may be too late! Code Red proudly presents this cult classic on Blu-ray, from a 2K scan off the original camera negatives!

- 2K Scan from the Original Negatives
- Audio Commentary by Actors Joan McCall and Dawn Lynn with Producers Mickey Blowitz and David Sheldon, Moderated by Darren Gross
- Featurette with Actors Tierre Turner, Joan McCall, Dawn Lynn and Producer David Sheldon
- Bonus Interviews
- Theatrical Trailer
- All Region

** TERROR EXPRESS and EVIL IN THE DEEP: The highly anticipated arrival of the mega new release from Dark Force/Code Red of TERROR EXPRESS is now expected to touch down only at the Dark Force Superstore on Black Friday. Plus the #22 earth shattering Dark Force release TREASURE OF THE JAMAICA REEF (EVIL IN THE DEEP) with exclusive brand new 35 minute interview with camera man Steve Haskett will also be arriving.



** FREAKY: She's just a girl... in a serial killer's body. Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton star in FREAKY. In Theaters Friday the 13th of November.

----- October 27, 2020 -----

** EVIL DEAD RISE: In a recent interview with AL.com, franchise star and producer Bruce Campbell has shared new details on the upcoming fifth installment of Sam Raimi's EVIL DEAD films, confirming that director Lee Cronin has completed his screenplay for EVIL DEAD RISE, describing it as a "modern-day urban EVIL DEAD." He also revealed that they've already talked to a couple of potential partners and is hoping to start production next year.

"We're honing-in, circling the building now trying to lock in a partner," Campbell said. "We have a couple of bidders and we're trying to just find the correct suitor and we have a script written and a director picked. Sam Raimi hand-picked a guy named Lee Cronin, who's a very good Irish filmmaker. And it's got a very good modern tale. It's a modern-day urban EVIL DEAD, it's called EVIL DEAD RISE. And we're hoping to do that next year."

He also went on to provide a brief description of the film's female heroine. "What we're doing now is we're saying, Look, this is another EVIL DEAD movie and that book gets around, a lot of people run into it and it's another story," Campbell continued. "The main key with EVIL DEAD is they're just regular people who are battling what seems to be a very unstoppable evil, and so that's where the horror comes from. It's not someone who's skilled. They're not fighting a soldier. They're not fighting a scientist. They're not fighting anybody more than your average neighbor. This one is going to be a similar thing. We're going to have a heroine, a woman in charge, and she's going to try and save her family." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** ARCHIVE 81: As they've acquired the rights to the popular found-footage horror podcast, Netflix has greenlit a series adaptation of ARCHIVE 81 and have already begun building their cast with the additions of Mamoudou Athie and Dina Shihabi as leads.

The eight-episode series, which is being showrun by Rebecca Sonnenshine (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES), will center on archivist Dan Turner (Athie) as he takes a job restoring a collection of damaged video tapes from the early '90s, the work of a documentary filmmaker (Shihabi) who was investigating a dangerous cult. As he becomes drawn into her story, Dan becomes convinced he can rescue her from the terrifying end she met 25 years ago.

"With ARCHIVE 81, we're hoping to give the supernatural horror genre a new twist — while keeping a dark, deeply emotional romance as its core," Sonnenshine said in a statement. "Alongside the talented Mamoudou Athie and Dina Shihabi, and visionary partners Atomic Monster and [director/EP] Rebecca Thomas, I'm excited to take Netflix viewers on a terrifying and visually thrilling adventure." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** THE CONJURING THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT: Warner Bros. Entertainment has posted a new half-hour featurette offering a behind-the-scenes overall look at the creation of James Wan's THE CONJURING film franchise. The clip also offers a brief glimpse at Michael Chaves' upcoming THE CONJURING THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT, the third main film in the franchise (and seventh overall) with Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga returning to their roles as paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.

The new film starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy which goes beyond anything they'd ever seen before, and marks the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense. Ruairi O'Connor, Sarah Catherine Hook, and Julian Hilliard co-star in the film which Wan produced. It hits cinemas on June 4th 2021. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

----- October 26, 2020 -----

** THE MEG sequel: Hot off his new adaptation of REBECCA hitting Netflix this week, filmmaker Ben Wheatley has signed on to direct the sequel to 2018 giant prehistoric shark thriller THE MEG at Warner Bros. Pictures.

Much of the first film's key crew, including star Jason Statham, are expected to return with Jon and Erich Hoeber penning the most recent draft working off an initial one by Dean Georgaris (all three worked on the first). Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Belle Avery are returning as producers.

Statham starred in the first film as a shark expert who has to help rescue people, including his ex-wife, trapped in an underwater research station under attack by the megashark. Jon Turteltaub helmed the film which raked in $530.3 million globally. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** FRIDAY THE 13TH: In third place on the Blu-ray chart sales for the week of October 10th, is Shout! Factory's new Deluxe Edition FRIDAY THE 13TH Collection boxed set. Released as the original film celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, the 16-disc set contains all 12 films made by Paramount Pictures and New Line Cinema, right up through to the 2009 remake. In addition to extras so copious that they appear on both the individual film discs and two dedicated bonus discs, the set also offers viewers with 3D setups the opportunity to view FRIDAY THE 13TH PART III 3-D in real 3D via the Blu-ray 3D format for the first time ever. The new FRIDAY THE 13TH Collection boxed set sold 60% as many units as the Harry Potter box set did, which was at number one. (thanks to Blu-ray.com)

** CREEPSHOW: Two animated tales of terror: SURVIVOR TYPE, based on the short story by Stephen King and adapted by Greg Nicotero, stars Kiefer Sutherland as a man determined to stay alive alone on a deserted island no matter what the cost. TWITTERING FROM THE CIRCUS OD DEATH, based on the short story by Joe Hill and adapted by Melanie Dale, stars Joe King as a teen whose family road trip includes a visit to the gravest show on earth.

** CANDYMAN: As we know, Nia DaCosta's upcoming revival of the CANDYMAN film franchise serves as both a fourth installment and a direct sequel to the 1990s original feature. The film takes viewers back to the world of Chicago's Cabrini Green neighborhood, now gentrified. A visual artist named Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) arrives seeking new inspiration for his stalling career and learns the legend. The stories kick off a change within him that seem to be turning him into the new Candyman.

DaCosta recently appeared as part of the Virtual Fireside Chat at Nightstream Fest and says (via Slashfilm) that her film will differ from the original in terms of the process by which Candyman is revealed: "In the original, he's already a fully formed…I guess monster, we'll say, because that's definitely how he's positioned in the original film, as a monster. And so, it's really like a reveal of like, 'Here's my chest. I'm fully formed, I'm fully grotesque' and in this one, we really wanted it to be a slow progression, and for me, I really wanted to trigger the response of like, you know when all of us have had a rash or something, and we're like, hmm, what's that?

Maybe it's a heat rash, and then maybe it doesn't go away for a while and you're like, hm, interesting. Should I go to the doctor? No, it's probably fine. And then for a vast majority of people, it goes away. In this movie, of course, it doesn't go away, it gets worse, and so I wanted to have that effect. If someone goes home after watching this movie and looks at their own rash, or bump, or mosquito bite and is a little more freaked out, then I've done my job. And that's really what I wanted to do, it's about getting inside the head of the audience and really viscerally disturbing them and tracking it psychologically with the sense of the main character."

Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, Vanessa A. Williams, Rebecca Spence, Cassie Kramer, and Tony Todd co-star in the film which Jordan Peele is producing. It is currently targeting a theatrical release sometime in 2021. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

----- October 23, 2020 -----

** DON'T BREATHE sequel: Sony has set a new date for the DON'T BREATHE sequel which will now open August 13th 2021. Rodo Sayagues helms the follow-up to the 2016 home invasion horror hit from Fede Álvarez, a film that has already been shot. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** CANDYMAN: Universal Pictures has officially set Nia DaCosta's upcoming CANDYMAN revival for an August 27th 2021 opening, over a year after its originally intended release. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II leads the cast of this follow-up to the iconic original. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** RUN: A love so fierce, you can't escape it. RUN premieres November 20, only on Hulu.

----- October 21, 2020 -----

** POSSESSOR: Well Go USA Entertainment has officially announced and detailed their home entertainment releases of Brandon Cronenberg's POSSESSOR. The Uncut edition of the film will be available to own early on Digital beginning November 3 and on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray on December 8, 2020. The film will also be available in a Rated version on Blu-ray and DVD.

** Giallo from Cauldron Films: On Friday 10/23, Cauldron Films will begin taking preorders for the Worldwide Blu-ray premiere of Sergio Pastore's 1972 stylish and bloody Italian Giallo THE CRIMES OF THE BLACK CAT along with the previously announced BEYOND TERROR.

** NEW YEARS EVIL: The 1980 horror film is coming to Blu-ray on December 7th from 88 Films.

** Hammer Films The Ultimate Collection: Coming to Blu-ray 11/17 from Mill Creek Entertainment. Here is a complete special feature listing for this collectible box set!
- 12-Page Movie and Feature Guide Booklet
- Hammer Film Featurettes and Retrospectives
- "Hammer at Columbia Pictures"
- "The Actors of Hammer Film"
- "THE CURSE OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB Retrospective"
- "THE TWO FACES OF DR. JEKYLL Retrospective"

Audio Commentaries:
THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN
- Commentary with filmmaker/film historian Constantine Nasr and author/film historian Steve Haberman
THE OLD DARK HOUSE
- Commentary with The Monster Party Podcast featuring James Gonis, Shawn Sheridan, Larry Strothe, and Matt Weinhold
THE GORGON
- Commentary with writer/director Joshua Kennedy
THE SNORKEL
- Commentary with writer/producer Phoef Sutton, writer/film historian Mark Jordan Legan, and screenwriter/film historian C. Courtney Joyner
NEVER TAKE CANDY FROM A STRANGER
- Commentary with filmmaker/historian Constantine Nasr
SCREAM OF FEAR
- Commentary with author/film historian Steve Haberm

----- October 20, 2020 -----

** TEXAS CHAINSAW remake: Legendary Entertainment has released a new poster for the David Blue Garcia-helmed reboot of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE franchise. The film made headlines in August when directors Andy & Ryan Tohill abruptly exited the film one week into production in Bulgaria and were replaced by Garcia. Chris Thomas Devlin penned and Fede Alvarez produce the new take.

The franchise, about the insane Texan serial killer Leatherface and his backwoods family, has a confusing eight films in total – the original 1974 film and its three sequels, the high profile 2003 reboot and its 2006 prequel, a 3D direct sequel (ignoring all others) to the 1974 original in 2013, and a prequel to the 1974 original in 2017.

What story this will use is unclear but previous reports have dubbed this a 'revival' and another go at a direct sequel, ignoring all the others, to Tobe Hooper's 1974 original. The caption of the new poster supports this saying: "In 1974, the world witnessed one of the most bizarre crimes in the annals of American history. In 2021, the face of madness returns." Check out the official web site. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** TRAIN TO BUSAN PRESENTS PENINSULA: Four years after South Korea's total decimation in TRAIN TO BUSAN, the zombie thriller that captivated audiences worldwide, acclaimed director Yeon Sang-ho brings fans TRAIN TO BUSAN PRESENTS PENINSULA, the next nail-biting chapter in his post-apocalyptic world, available early on Digital October 27 in time for Halloween or on 4K Ultra Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD November 24 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

Jung-seok, a soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland, relives the horror when assigned to a covert operation with two simple objectives: retrieve and survive. When his team unexpectedly stumbles upon survivors, their lives will depend on whether the best—or worst—of human nature prevails in the direst of circumstances. (thanks to ScifiJapan.com)

** Jorge Grau's BLOOD CEREMONY: Coming soon to Blu-ray from Mondo Macabro. It's been our intention all along to include the full uncut international release of this film alongside the Spanish cut. However, initially the licensor was only able to supply the latter, putting us on the hunt for good film materials for the former.

It took almost two years but finally we were able to discover a fully uncut pristine film print of the international version! And we are happy to announce that indeed both cuts of this film will be available on our upcoming Blu-ray release! The full specs will be unveiled in the final days leading up to the pre-order going live.

** THE EMPTY MAN: A supernatural horror film based on a popular series of Boom! Studios graphic novels. After a group of teens from a small Midwestern town begin to mysteriously disappear, the locals believe it is the work of an urban legend known as The Empty Man. As a retired cop investigates and struggles to make sense of the stories, he discovers a secretive group and their attempts to summon a horrific, mystical entity, and soon his life—and the lives of those close to him—are in grave danger. Directed by David Prior from a screen story and screenplay by David Prior based on the graphic novel by Cullen Bunn, THE EMPTY MAN stars James Badge Dale, Marin Ireland, Stephen Root, Ron Canada, Robert Aramayo, Joel Courtney and Sasha Frolova.

----- October 19, 2020 -----

** AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON 4K UHD: Coming out on November 6th from Turbine. One of the best horror films of the 1980s can be experienced in the highest image and sound quality. The film shines for the first time worldwide on 4K UHD with HDR, includes a remastered Blu-ray. The sound has been restored and comes out of the boxes in 2.0 or 5.1 (German & English). The artwork of the Capbox comes from Gabz (Grzegorz Domaradzki) and was blessed with a very satisfied smile by John Landis.



** Scream Factory's FRIDAY THE 13TH: On behalf of everyone at Scream Factory & Shout! Factory, we want to thank everyone who has purchased the FRIDAY THE 13TH Blu-ray Collection (Deluxe Edition). We hope you are enjoying it. A lot of hard work went into it from many contributors and fans—us included. We think Jason would be pleased (for once!).

Unfortunately, there were some unintended mistakes in our process due to human error, for which we accept responsibility, and we extend to you our genuine apologies. We plan to correct those errors by offering replacements for three discs: FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 3, JASON GOES TO HELL (Uncut version) and JASON X. For more details click here.

** I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE: Coming to Blu-ray on 11/11 from Ronin Flix. We're pleased to announce a new I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE commemorative box set including a new 4K scan of director Meir Zarchi's uncut 35mm original camera negative and a newly restored original mono soundtrack of the controversial 1978 feature. This collectible box set also includes a deluxe custom slipcase with original artwork by Adam Stothard, a newly commissioned 44 Page Book, collectible mini-posters, replica VHS box-style magnets, and English SDH subtitles on all 3 features.

** THE HOUSEMAID remake: CJ Entertainment, Korea's leading entertainment conglomerate, and producer of Bong Joon-ho's ground-breaking, multiple Oscar-winning film PARASITE, has tapped award winning director, Deon Taylor (THE INTRUDER) to direct the gothic horror/thriller GRAVE HILL, the company's English language remake of the popular Vietnamese horror film THE HOUSEMAID.

THE HOUSEMAID was written and directed by Derek Nguyen, produced by Timothy Linh Bui, which CJ Entertainment financed and produced. Released in 2016, the film was a popular hit with a story that explores racial and social themes through a period/romance/horror film. The remake, titled GRAVE HILL, will stay true to this concept, taking place in the American South during the Reconstruction Era.

----- October 15, 2020 -----

** DEXTER revival: America's favorite meticulous serial killer Dexter Morgan is making his return in 2021 with a limited series of 10 episodes on Showtime. Michael C. Hall returns to reprise his (in)famous role. Hall joins original series showrunner Clyde Phillips, who steered the show for DEXTER's first four seasons before stepping down, with Chip Johannessen (24) taking over showrunner duties in Season 5, before being replaced by Scott Buck (IRON FIST) for Seasons 6 through 8.

Nothing has been mentioned about the plot, but there has been discussion of a potential DEXTER reboot as far back as 2014. At the time, Showtime's president David Nevins said, "If I were to do something, I would want to do Dexter in a new concept and configuration. I want it to feel different – not just a continuation of the old show."

DEXTER's final seasons left a sour taste in fans' mouths with its poorly received final episode and many have clamored for a revival since then. Fans even went so far as circulating a fake poster for season 9 that featured Hall and his killer co-star Yvonne Strahovski that was quickly debunked by Showtime. Michael C. Hall was even displeased with how DEXTER ended, saying he would've rather had Dexter die in the end instead of the controversial finale's ending.

In a press release for the upcoming revival, Showtime president of entertainment Gary Levine said, "We would only revisit this unique character if we could find a creative take that was truly worthy of the brilliant, original series. Well, I am happy to report that Clyde Phillips and Michael C. Hall have found it, and we can't wait to shoot it and show it to the world!" (thanks to IGN.com)

** I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER series: Amazon Studios greenlights the series with Sara Goodman attached to write and executive produce alongside horror maestro James Wan via his Atomic Monster banner, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"We are thrilled to have I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMERwith our incredible partners at Amazon Studios," Sony Pictures TV Studios co-president Jason Clodfelter said in a statement. "Neal Moritz and Original Films' development consistently fires on all cylinders and that is proven once again with Sara Goodman's contemporary and pulsating character weaving suspense thriller."

"The best horror franchises always have another scare coming, and this I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER series from Sara Goodman is a perfectly twisted update to the iconic slasher movie," Albert Cheng, COO and co-head of television at Amazon Studios, said in a statement. "Any way you slice it, our global Prime Video customers will love this modern take on the fan favorite film." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** THE OTHERS remake: Sentient Entertainment is partnering with Universal Pictures to develop the remake of the acclaimed Nicole Kidman-starring ghost story THE OTHERS, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Sentient had struck a deal with FilmSharks subsidiary The Remake Company and Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo's Video Mercury in an effort to reinvent and modernize the story, with sources reporting that A-list talent and studios are chomping at the bit to get in on the project.

The remake will be produced by Sentient's Renee Tab and Christopher Tuffin alongside Lucas Aksoskin for Aliwen Entertainment, with veteran Spanish producer Cerezo executive producing with FlimSharks' Guido Rud and Miller Way's Michael and Jeeny Miller. Universal's Senior Vice President of Production Sara Scott will oversee the project for the studio.

"I am honored to be able to work on my favorite horror film of all time, THE OTHERS, and to bring this reimagining to the big screen for new audiences," Tab previously said in a statement. "It is almost eerie and uncanny how timely the themes are today: self-isolation, paranoia and fear, and of course the intense desire to protect our children and ourselves from harm. We look forward to unraveling the layers behind lead character Grace, whose pain and demons draw viewers into a truly compassionate journey." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** DOLLHOUSE: STXfilms has announced it is partnering with Billboard Chart-Topper and 2017 Woman of the Year Selena Gomez and Shawn Levy's 21 Laps Entertainment to develop and potentially star in a new horror-thriller entitled DOLLHOUSE. The film, which is being written by Michael Paisley (THE WITCHER), is set in the world of the upper echelon of New York City's fashion scene and is being described as a psychological thriller in the same spirit as Darren Aronofsky's Oscar-winning BLACK SWAN. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

----- October 14, 2020 -----

** THE STAND: Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, CBS All Access's THE STAND stars Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgĺrd, James Marsden, Odessa Young, Jovan Adepo, and many more. The limited event series will also feature an all-new coda written by Stephen King. Don't miss the premiere of THE STAND on Thursday, Dec. 17, streaming exclusively on CBS All Access.

** LEAP OF FAITH: A lyrical and spiritual cinematic essay on THE EXORCIST, LEAP OF FAITH explores the uncharted depths of William Friedkin's mind's eye, the nuances of his filmmaking process, and the mysteries of faith and fate that have shaped his life and filmography. Starring William Freidkin. Directed by Alexandre O. Philippe.

** DARKNESS IN TENEMENT 45: 1953. Weeks after Joanna moves in with her overbearing Aunt Martha in a NYC tenement building, a biological threat from the Soviet Union forces the building to board up and the tenants to lock themselves inside. With food dwindling and Martha's controversial role as leader expanding, Joanna realizes that she must face both her darkness and her aunt in order to save the tenants.

----- October 13, 2020 -----

** PRINCE OF DARKNESS 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on January 19th from Scream Factory! Collector's Edition 2-Disc UHD/Blu-ray set (with slipcover). Bonus features:

Disc one 4K UHD
- 7.1 Dolby Atmos Audio
- In Dolby Vision (HDR Compatible)
- Audio Commentary With Writer/Director John Carpenter And Actor Peter Jason
- Theatrical Trailer

Disc two Blu-ray
- 7.1 Dolby Atmos Audio
- Audio Commentary With Writer/Director John Carpenter And Actor Peter Jason
- Sympathy For The Devil – Interview With Writer/Director John Carpenter
- Alice At The Apocalypse – Interview With Actor Alice Cooper
- The Messenger – Interview With Actor & Special Visual Effects Supervisor Robert Grasmere
- Hell On Earth – A Look At The Film's Score With Co-Composer Alan Howarth
- Horror's Hallowed Grounds With Host Sean Clark
- Alternate Opening From The TV Version
- Theatrical Trailer
- Radio Spots
- Still Gallery

** GEMINI: UK distributor Third Window Films is pleased to announce Europe's first Blu-ray and the UK's first release of Shinya Tsukamoto's GEMINI. Adapting the Edogawa Rampo short story The Twins, Shinya Tsukamoto's (TETSUO, TOKYO FIST) modernist Meiji horror represents the director's first foray into period films and fleshes out Rampo's original tale of savage sibling rivalry considerably.

Yukio (Masahiro Motoki) is living a charmed life: he is a respected young doctor with a successful practice and a beautiful wife. His only problem is that his wife is suffering from amnesia, and her past is unknown. Things begin to fall apart, however, when both his parents die suddenly, killed by a mysterious stranger with Yukio's face. Only when Yukio confronts this stranger will the mystery of his identity, and his wife's past, be revealed. (thanks to SciFiJapan.com)

** BLADE 4K UHD: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced that 1998's BLADE will be released on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital on December 1st. BLADE 4K UHD will be available to own for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on favorite devices from select digital retailers including GooglePlay, Vudu, Xbox and others, and will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

BLADE Ultra HD Blu-ray contains the following previously released special feature:
- Commentary with Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, David S. Goyer, Theo Van De Sande, Kirk M. Petruccelli & Peter Frankfurt
- Isolated score with commentary by composer Mark Isham

----- October 9, 2020 -----

** DON'T BREATHE 2: It's been nine months since we last heard an update on DON'T BREATHE 2, but it looks like producers found a way to be able to continue with the film's production in Belgrade despite the ongoing pandemic. Stephen Lang (AVATAR) took to Twitter to reveal that he has finally completed his scenes for producer Sam Raimi's upcoming horror thriller sequel.

Directed by Rodo Sayagues, DON'T BREATHE 2 will take place several years after the home invasion of the first movie, with the Blind Man living in quiet solace… until his past sins catch up to him. Lang's Blind Man has been hiding out for years in an isolated cabin and has taken in and raised a young girl orphaned from a house fire. Their quiet existence is shattered when a group of kidnappers show up and take the girl, forcing the Blind Man to leave his safe haven to save her. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** UMMA: Golden Globe-winning KILLING EVE star Sandra Oh has scored the lead role in UMMA, the Sam Raimi-produced horror feature. Oh plays Allison, a mother living a quiet life on an American farm with her daughter. Things start to crumble when the remains of Allison's estranged mother arrive from Korea and create a fear within her of turning into her own mother. Iris K. Shim penned and directs the film which stars the likes of Fivel Stewart, Dermot Mulroney, Odeya Rush, MeeWha Alana Lee and Tom Yi. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** M3GAN: Allison Williams will and and executive produce the film for Blumhouse. Written by Akela Cooper (MALIGANT) on a story from Wan and directed by Gerard Johnstone (HOUSEBOUND), the story centers on Gemma (Williams), a brilliant roboticist at a toy company who uses artificial intelligence to develop the titular life-like doll that's programmed to be the greatest companion and a parent's great ally, but when she gains the custody of her orphaned niece, she utilizes the help of a prototype that has deadly consequences. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** KILLER BABES AND THE FRIGHTENING FILM FIASCO: Jimmy Dempster (BOX) joins the all-star cast of the upcoming horror slasher film. Directed by Brett Mullen (BOMBSHELL BLOODBATH), KILLER BABES AND THE FRIGHTENING FILM FIASCO is a love letter to the Anthology Halloween films of the 80s pre-loaded with a horror convention of talent including genre legends Linnea Quigley, Lisa Wilcox, Debbie Rochon, Jenna Kanell, Tiffany Shepis, and more!

----- October 8, 2020 -----

** RESIDENT EVIL reboot: The gorgeous Kaya Scodelario, Hannah John-Kamen, Robbie Amell, Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia and Neal McDonough are set to lead the cast of the new RESIDENT EVIL film reboot at Constantin Film. Penned and directed by Johannes Roberts (47 METERS DOWN), the new effort restarts the Capcom game-inspired franchise with darker tone that's much more horror than action based, with Roberts citing the first two games of the series as his big influence – "a terrifying visceral experience… and a grounded human story about a small dying American town."

The story unfolds on a fateful night in Raccoon City in 1998; the fictional Midwestern town that's the center of a bioweapon virus outbreak that destroys it and forever changes the country. Scoledario will play Claire Redfield who is heading into Raccoon City to visit her brother Chris Redfield (Amell). John-Kamen is Jill Valentine, a member of the elite S.T.A.R.S. division within the city's police department.

Hopper is researcher Albert Wesker, a duplicitous man serving the Umbrella Corporation's dangerous mutant bioresearch while hiding his belief that mass extinction is what humanity needs. Jogia is Leon Kennedy, a federal counterterrorist agent, while McDonough is William Birkin, a virologist who turns against the Umbrella Corporation but in the process poses an even greater threat to the town. Robert Kulzer, James Harris and Hartley Gorenstein will produce. Screen Gems is planning on releasing the movie theatrically sometime in 2021. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** SMILEY FACE KILLERS: As a strange wave of mysterious drownings of male college students plagues the California coast, Jake Graham struggles to keep his life together at school. Finding himself stalked by a hooded figure driving an unmarked van, Jake fears he may become the next victim in the killers' horrific spree.

** WELCOME TO THE CIRCLE: A camping misadventure forces a young girl and her father into the realm of a madman worshiping cult known as The Circle, whose compound is nestled deep in the woods. As the pair become trapped in The Circle's increasingly frightening sphere of indoctrination, a case-hardened professional cult deprogrammer and his two clients attempt to kidnap/reclaim one of group's members. Grizzly rituals are soon revealed to be part of a terrifying, surreal, alternate reality that has been constructed by the cult's mysterious, isolated leader. Escape is the only objective, but all of them are trapped in The Circle.

** VICIOUS FUN: Joel, a caustic 1980s film critic for a national horror magazine, finds himself unwittingly trapped in a self-help group for serial killers. With no other choice, Joel attempts to blend in or risk becoming the next victim.

----- October 7, 2020 -----

** MINOR PREMISE: Following a rave debut at the Fantasia International Film Festival, Utopia has debuted a new poster for the forthcoming sci-fi horror pic MINOR PREMISE for its upcoming debut at Sitges Film Festival and its premium video-on-demand release date.

Attempting to surpass his father's legacy and pressured by an old colleague (Dana Ashbrook), a reclusive neuroscientist becomes entangled in his own risky experiment. Ethan (Sathya Sridharan) has now locked himself in his home with his ex-girlfriend Allie (Paton Ashbrook) and the two navigate trauma, ambition, and missteps of the past. Diving headfirst into the uncharted equations of the brain, they realize that there is more at stake than just their relationship or Ethan's reputation. With time quickly running out, he is forced to face off against the darker sides of himself while frantically attempting to solve an enigma that lies within his subconscious.

Written by Justin Moretto, Thomas Torrey and Schultz, with Schultz also directing the pic. After its debut at this month's Sitges Film Festival, MINOR PREMISE will be coming to digital platforms and VOD on December 4! (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** DEATH OF ME: True love takes sacrifice when DEATH OF ME arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital) and DVD November 17 from Lionsgate. The film is now available to purchase On Demand. From critically acclaimed horror director Darren Lynn Bousman, who directed SAW II, SAW III and SAW IV, DEATH OF ME stars Maggie Q, Alex Essoe, and Luke Hemsworth. With nonstop surprises and psychological thrills, DEATH OF ME will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Vacationing on an island off the coast of Thailand, Christine (Maggie Q) and Neil Oliver (Luke Hemsworth) awake hungover and with no memory of the previous night. They find footage on Neil's camera, and watch, horrified, as Neil appears to murder Christine. With 24 hours until the next ferry and a typhoon threatening the island, Christine and Neil attempt to reconstruct the night's events—and are snared in a web of mystery, black magic, and murder.

** ANTEBELLUM: A horrifying, suspenseful thriller comes home when ANTEBELLUM arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, Digital, and On Demand November 3 from Lionsgate. Successful author Veronica Henley (Janelle Monáe) finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality that forces her to confront the past, present and future – before it's too late.

Gerard Bush + Christopher Renz, the writer-producer-directors of ANTEBELLUM, said, "We are thrilled ANTEBELLUM will continue its forward march into homes across America. Ultra 4k HD, Blu-ray & DVD will include never before seen deleted bonus scenes and the ability to go back and catch all the clues you may have missed in the first viewing. ANTEBELLUM is sure to ignite some really animated conversations around the dinner table this upcoming holiday season."

** IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS PART II: The "sequel" of the Definitive '80s Horror Documentary. New faces, more unheard stories, and many returning favorites. Plus 3 posters, a collectible enamel pin, your name in the credits, and more. Only available until midnight on Halloween.

----- October 5, 2020 -----

** THE ANTENNA: In a dystopian Turkey, the Government installs new networks throughout the country to monitor information. The installation goes wrong in a crumbling apartment complex and Mehmet (Ihsan Önal), the building intendant, will have to confront the evil entity behind the inexplicable transmissions that threaten the residents.

** FRANK & ZED: Two decrepit monsters, Frank and Zed must face a bloodthirsty mob and their own dark past, in this lovingly crafted, blood-soaked, all-puppet horror film.

** THE CURSE OF AUDREY EARNSHAW: An isolated and devout community ravaged by a plague becomes increasingly suspicious of a woman and her beautiful daughter who remains untouched by any disease. As tensions and anger mount, the townsfolk confront the mother and daughter whom they believe have made a pact with the devil in order to achieve their riches.

----- October 2nd, 2020 -----

** NIGHTBREED TV series: While chatting with the iconic horror author and director for the upcoming adaptation of his legendary BOOKS OF BLOOD, ComingSoon.net learned from Clive Barker that the in-development series adaptation of NIGHTBREED is set to feature TRICK 'R TREAT Michael Dougherty as director!

When reflecting on the 30th anniversary of his original film adaptation of his 1988 novel Cabal, Barker confirmed that he is indeed making progress on the series, currently writing "the bible" for the world of the titular group, and that he's excited to be working with the GODZILLA KING OF MONSTERS director on the project, as well as on the series adaptation of HELLRAISER at HBO on which Dougherty is a writer and executive producer.

"It's exciting, after 30 years, to go back to these characters and find out who's still speaking to me, who wants their story told," Barker brightly expressed. "My tongue isn't in my cheek when I say that as when I start a piece, it's listening. The writing is a piece of listening, I've always said I was a journalist and what I was reporting on was the space between my ears." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** ARMY OF THE DEAD LOST VEGAS: Joe Manganiello, Christian Slater, Vanessa Hudgens, Yetide Badaki, Harry Lennix, Ross Butler, Anya Chalotra, Jena Malone, Christina Wren and Nolan North have all joined the quickly growing voice cast of anime series ARMY OF THE DEAD LOST VEGAS at Netflix. The project is a series spin-off of Zack Snyder's upcoming zombie horror heist thriller ARMY OF THE DEAD which stars Dave Bautista, Ana De La Reguera, Tig Notaro, Omari Hardwick and Ella Purnell. All of them will reprise their roles for the series.

Snyder's live action movie is currently in post-production and follows a group of mercenaries who try to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted in a zombie-infested Las Vegas. The anime will chronicle the origin story of Bautista's character and his rescue crew during the initial fall of Vegas as they confront the mysterious source of the zombie outbreak. No debut date is currently set although it is expected to hit in 2021. Snyder will direct two episodes of the anime series while Jay Oliva will act as showrunner and also direct two episodes. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** BAD HAIR: In this horror satire set in 1989, BAD HAIR follows an ambitious young woman (Elle Lorraine) who gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world of music television. However, her flourishing career comes at a great cost when she realizes that her new hair may have a mind of its own.

** KINDRED: A psychological thriller rippling with suspense, KINDRED follows vulnerable mother-to-be Charlotte (played by Tamara Lawrance) as she is taken in by her recently deceased boyfriend's mother (Fiona Shaw) and her stepson (Jack Lowden), who seem increasingly obsessed with her every move. Plagued by mysterious hallucinations, Charlotte's suspicions grow about Margaret and Thomas' intentions for her unborn child.

** THE DARK AND THE WICKED: On a secluded farm, a man is slowly dying. Bedridden and fighting through his final breaths, his wife is slowly succumbing to overwhelming grief. To help their mother and say goodbye to their father, siblings Louise (Marin Ireland) and Michael (Michael Abbott Jr.) return to their family farm. It doesn't take long for them to see that something's wrong with mom, though—something more than her heavy sorrow. Gradually, as their own grief mounts, Louise and Michael begin suffering from a darkness similar to their mother's, marked by waking nightmares and a growing sense that something evil is taking over their family.

----- September 30, 2020 -----

** JUST BEFORE DAWN: Coming January 12th from Code Red DVD! Distributed by Kino Lorber. Code Red proudly presents JUST BEFORE DAWN painstakingly restored from the original 35mm Internegative.

Five friends set out for a weekend camping excursion, to drink, frolic and skinny-dip on an isolated piece of land one of them has inherited. Despite ominous warnings from locals, including forest ranger Roy McLean (George Kennedy) and Ty (Mike Kellin), a hollering drunken hunter claiming to have witnessed his friend's evisceration by the hands of "Demons", the friends trek further into the foliage. Co-starring Gregg Henry, Deborah Benson, Jamie Rose, Chris Lemmon and Ralph Seymour. Extremely eerie and beautifully shot with a horrifying twist that will make you wonder if any of the friends will survive those dark hours Just Before Dawn?

- Includes Both the 91-Minute Uncut U.S. Version and the 102-Minute Extended International Cut
- Interviews with Stars Gregg Henry, Chris Lemmon, Jamie Rose and Producer David Sheldon
- Vintage Featurette with Lemmon, Rose, Sheldon, Actor John Hunsaker (Mountain Twins) and Writer Mark Arywitz
- Theatrical Trailer
- Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
- Region A/B/C

** THE CRAFT LEGACY: This Halloween, let the ritual begin. On demand in the US and Canada at the Witching Hour on October 28. An eclectic foursome of aspiring teenage witches get more than they bargained for as they lean into their newfound powers.



** WOLFMAN'S GOT NARDS: When it was released in 1987, THE MONSTER SQUAD was deemed a failure by critics and was, according to the box office, a film no one cared about. But over the last three decades, word of mouth has turned this sleeping hit into a cultural phenomenon. WOLFMAN'S GOT NARDS explores the relationship a dedicated audience (including celebrities and filmmakers) has with THE MONSTER SQUAD.

This documentary takes an in-depth look into the film's conception, response, cult status, and revival. Through interviews with the cast, crew, screenwriters, directors, academics and original reviewers as well as through never-before-seen footage, it turns the lens on an audience of self-proclaimed misfits who have kept THE MONSTER SQUAD alive for more than 30 years.

** THE DEAD ONES: Named "The Best Horror Film of the Year" by Film School Rejects, THE DEAD ONES directed by Jeremy Kasten is now out on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD/Digital. For four outcast teens, summer detention means being assigned to clean their high school after a horrific incident. But they are not alone; a macabre gang wearing guises of The Four Horsemen of The Apocalypse - Famine, Pestilence, War and Death - has locked them inside and is hunting them through the school's ravaged hallways. As the four students battle to survive, each must confront the supernatural echoes of past traumas they have struggled to forget - and may be condemned to relive.

----- September 29, 2020 -----

** THE CALL: From the creator of FINAL DESTINATION, Lin Shaye and Tobin Bell star in this terrifying tale of death from the fall of 1987. After a tragic accident, a group of small town friends must survive the night in the home of a sinister couple. One by one, their worst nightmares quickly become reality as they enter the realm of THE CALL. Four Friends. One Phone Call. 60 Seconds. Stay Alive.

** THE CRAFT remake: Amazon Prime Video have announced an October 27th rental and purchase VOD release date this year for THE CRAFT, the Blumhouse-produced modern remake of the iconic 1996 teen supernatural drama feature.

Zoe Lister Jones penned and helmed the film which appears to be bypassing theaters and jumping straight to video on demand, despite a somewhat higher profile than most Blumhouse productions. The new take, like the original, follows a group of high school students that form a coven of witches. Cailee Spaeny, Gideon Adlon, Lovie Simone, and Zoey Luna lead the cast as the teen witches while David Duchovny and Michelle Monaghan also star. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** Arrow Video: Acclaimed British indie film distributor Arrow Video will launch a new SVOD service in the US and Canada from October 1st – the collection boasting a curated selection of cult classics, hidden gems, and iconic horror films. Arrow Video is offering fans a 30 day free trial and subscriptions are available for $4.99 per month or $49.99 annually. A UK rollout is planned for 2021.

Arrow will be available October 1st in the US and Canada on the following Apps/devices: iOS (iPhones and iPads), tvOS (Apple TVs), Android (all Android devices), Fire TV (all Amazon Fire TV Sticks, boxes, etc), Roku (all Roku sticks, boxes, devices, etc) and on all web browsers right here.

** RESIDENT EVIL INFINITE DARKNESS: Based on the Capcom video game franchise, RESIDENT EVIL INFINITE DARKNESS is a horror series with a sci-fi twist. Coming 2021 only on Netflix.

** 50 STATES OF FRIGHT: The series explores stories based on urban legends from every state, taking viewers deeper into the horrors that lurk just beneath. This horror anthology series launched in the spring, showcasing stories from Michigan, Kansas, Oregon, Minnesota and Florida. New tales will be released from Iowa, Washington, Colorado and Missouri starting September 28th.

----- September 25, 2020 -----

** HALLOWEEN: John Carpenter's original HALLOWEEN along with the fourth and fifth films in the franchise are returning to theaters and drive-ins in more than two dozen U.S. markets in October. The re-release has been booked for a total of 225 screens, including 104 drive-ins through a partnership between CineLife Entertainment, Compass International Pictures and Trancas International Films.

The version of Carpenter's 1978 film being shown next month at drive-in theaters is a restored and remastered digital print, created under the supervision of cinematographer Dean Cundey. The fourth and fifth films are essentially a two-parter and deal with Myers escaping from the sanitarium and attempting to kill Laurie Strode's daughter (Danielle Harris). (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR: From the producers of THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE comes a new ghost story. THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR arrives October 9th, only on Netflix. THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR stars Victoria Pedretti, Henry Thomas, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Kate Siegel, T'Nia Miller, Rahul Kohli, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Amelie Smith and Amelia Eve.

** TRUTH SEEKERS: TRUTH SEEKERS is a supernatural comedy drama series featuring Nick Frost, Samson Kayo, Simon Pegg, and Emma D'Arcy. A group of part-time paranormal investigators team up to uncover a deadly conspiracy.

** FAKING A MURDERER: In search of their next hit series, filmmakers Adam Rodness & Stu Stone, embark on an investigation to find a man they believe to be a serial killer. Are they in over their heads? Yes.

----- September 23, 2020 -----

** THE UNTOLD STORY: Stephen Biro and Unearthed Films are proud to present THE UNTOLD STORY, the most notorious Category III film ever made. Released on beautiful Blu-ray and DVD with English Subtitles, it's the first time available restored in the US!

In 1978 in Hong Kong, a grisly murder takes place. Eight years later on a Macao beach, kids discover the severed hands of a fresh victim. A squadron of coarse, happy-go-lucky cops investigate and suspicion falls on Wong Chi Hang, the new owner of The Eight Immortals Restaurant famous for its delicious pork buns. The hands belong to the missing mother of the restaurant's former owner who has disappeared along with the rest of his family. Staff at the restaurant continue to go missing but the police can't find any hard evidence that Wong is responsible. When he can't produce a bill of sale proving his purchase of the restaurant, Wong is arrested and the police try to torture him into a confession. Can they make him talk? And what was in those famous pork buns?

DVD special edition features:
• Commentary with Anthony Wong
• Commentary with Herman Yau
• Q&A with Herman Yau
• Commentary with Art Ettinger (Ultra Violent) and Bruce Holecheck (Cinema Arcana)
• Category III: The Untold Story of Hong Kong Exploitation Cinema
• Cantonese Carnage: An Interview with Rick Bake
• Trailer

Blu-ray special edition features:
• Slip Cover (on first pressing only)
• Liner Notes by Art Ettinger (on first pressing only)
• Commentary with Anthony Wong
• Commentary with Herman Yau
• Isolated Film Score
• Q&A with Herman Yau
• Commentary with Art Ettinger (Ultra Violent) and Bruce Holecheck (Cinema Arcana)
• Category III: The Untold Story of Hong Kong Exploitation Cinema
• Cantonese Carnage: An Interview with Rick Baker
• Trailers

** Clive Barker's BOOKS OF BLOOD: Based on Clive Barker's acclaimed and influential horror anthology book series, BOOKS OF BLOOD follows a journey into uncharted territory through three tales tangled in space and time.

** RUN: This November…RUN. Starring Sarah Paulson and Kiera Allen. RUN premieres November 20, only on Hulu.

** SCREAM 5: According to Variety, production on Spyglass Media and Paramount Pictures' upcoming fifth installment of the SCREAM films is finally set to begin later this month. In addition, French-Arab singer and model Sonia Ammar has been tapped to join the growing cast of SCREAM 5, making this her first high-profile Hollywood gig as an actress. She along with other young franchise newcomers will be joining returning cast members David Arquette, Courteney Cox, and Neve Campbell, who are reprising their iconic roles as Dewey Riley, Gale Weathers and Sidney Prescott. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

----- September 18, 2020 -----

** SYNCHRONIC: When New Orleans paramedics and longtime best friends Steve (Anthony Mackie) and Dennis (Jamie Dornan) are called to a series of bizarre, gruesome accidents, they chalk it up to the mysterious new party drug found at the scene. But after Dennis's oldest daughter suddenly disappears, Steve stumbles upon a terrifying truth about the supposed psychedelic that will challenge everything he knows about reality—and the flow of time itself.

** Eli Roth's History of Horror Season 2: Director Eli Roth teams up with the darkest minds in horror to explore how nightmares come to life on screen. Eli Roth's History of Horror Season 2 premieres Saturday, October 10 at 10/9c.

** ANONYMOUS ANIMALS: Here's the trailer for the upcoming horror film.

** THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW: Welcome to Snow Hollow. From acclaimed filmmaker Jim Cummings comes THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW, On Demand and in theaters October 9.



----- September 17, 2020 -----

** HAPPY DEATH DAY 3: In a recent interview with Empire, filmmaker Christopher Landon revealed his desire to make a third entry to his HAPPY DEATH DAY franchise, which kicked off with 2017's HAPPY DEATH DAY and continued in 2019's HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U. He also explained how the threequel would differ from the previous two entries, which should pique fans' interest.

"I wrote the idea for the third movie some time ago," said Landon. "I think we're all excited by it, because it's different than the other two films, and so we're really just crossing our fingers and hoping that our fanbase continues to grow – which is something that I've really enjoyed watching over the years, seeing more and more people discover both films. So who knows. There might be a time when it makes sense, and hopefully it's sooner rather than later."

How is the film different than the other two films, you might ask. Well, HAPPY DEATH DAY 3 would pick up on a different day, which would certainly take our heroine, Theresa "Tree" Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) in a much different direction. Not only that, but since it doesn't have to recreate shots from the original film, Landon can spend a little more time on the development side.

"We're not up against a really difficult clock right now. The other movies were hard, because they were set in the exact same day, so everybody had to look the same, be the same. The pressure is off there." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** DON'T LOOK BACK: Caitlin Kramer, a woman of faith overcoming a tragic past, is among several people who see a man being fatally assaulted and don't intervene. When the witnesses start dying mysteriously, Caitlin must unearth if they are being targeted by a killer or something far more insidious.

** SHORTCUT: A group of five classmates is trapped inside their school bus after a mysterious creature invades the road. Time runs and every passing minute decreases their survival chances against the constant threats of the unknown entity.

** WELCOME TO BLUMHOUSE: Here's the trailer for the first four of eight horror films on Amazon Prime Video during the first two weeks of October (the other four arrive next year).







----- September 16, 2020 -----

** SCARE ME: During a power outage, two strangers tell scary stories.The more Fred and Fanny commit to their tales, the more the stories come to life in the dark of a Catskills cabin. The horrors of reality manifest when Fred confronts his ultimate fear: Fanny may be the better storyteller. Starring Aya Cash, Josh Ruben, Chris Redd and Rebecca Drysdale. Written and directed by Josh Ruben.

** LOVE AND MONSTERS: Seven years after the Monsterpocalypse, Joel Dawson (Dylan O'Brien), along with the rest of humanity, has been living underground ever since giant creatures took control of the land. After reconnecting over radio with his high school girlfriend Aimee (Jessica Henwick), who is now 80 miles away at a coastal colony, Joel begins to fall for her again. As Joel realizes that there's nothing left for him underground, he decides against all logic to venture out to Aimee, despite all the dangerous monsters that stand in his way. The fun-filled and action-packed adventure also stars Michael Rooker and Ariana Greenblatt.

** CANDYMAN: In the wake of the news of delay of the CANDYMAN revival, the film's director Nia DaCosta took to Twitter to offer some insight into the decision to delay the release yet again and stick with a theatrical run rather than dropping it via a digital distribution channel. DaCosta co-wrote the script with Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld, whose Monkeypaw Productions is producing. CANDYMAN was originally going to be released this June before being moved to mid-October and now to an unspecified January release date.

DaCosta says the movie will not bypass the big screen for premium VOD at any point because the communal viewing experience of this movie is a key part of it: "We made CANDYMAN to be seen in theaters. Not just for the spectacle but because the film is about community and stories – how they shape each other, how they shape us. It's about the collective experience of trauma and joy, suffering and triumph, and the stories we tell around it. We wanted the horror and humanity of CANDYMAN to be experienced in a collective, a community, so we're pushing CANDYMAN to next year, to ensure that everyone can see the film, in theaters, and share in that experience." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** BLACK FOREST: UNHINGED director Derrick Borte will helm the teen horror-thriller BLACK FOREST which he will direct and co-write with Daniel Forte. The story will center on a group of university students as they backpack through the infamous titular German forest, only to encounter phenomena that transports them back to The Middle Ages and find themselves separated and on the run from local villagers on a witch hunt. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** COBWEB: Just ahead of the film's production start, Lionsgate's horror-pic COBWEB has begun building its cast with a roster of impressive talent with Lizzy Caplan, Antony Starr and Cleopatra Coleman, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Written by Chris Thomas Devlin and directed by Samuel Bodin, the film centers on a small town where a young boy begins to hear a mysterious tapping from inside the walls of his home and develops a suspicion that his parents are hiding a terrible secret. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

----- September 15, 2020 -----

** THE OMEN: A few years ago came word that 20th Century Fox was working on a prequel to Richard Donner's iconic 1976 horror feature THE OMEN. That talk however was a while back, and with many projects in development at Fox scrapped after Disney acquired the studio there was a natural assumption it had also been discarded.

This week however, THE CONJURING scribes Chad and Carey Hayes indicated that the project may still be alive. Chad Hayes told ComicBook.com: "We did the prequel to THE OMEN, which is also sitting over at Fox, that, rumor has it, that it is going into production. So we'll see what happens. We get to tell you where Damien came from. It was really fun. That was great." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** MEMORIES OF MURDERS: Noen has released a trailer for the upcoming remastered re-release of the film in cinemas on October 19th & 20th ahead of being a disc release for the Criterion Collection later in the year. The screenings will also include additional content such as a Q&A session between Edgar Wright and Bong Joon Ho.

The film tells the harrowing true story of the hunt for a sadistic serial rapist and murderer terrorizing a small province in 1980s South Korea. Three increasingly desperate detectives attempt to decipher the violent mind of a killer in a futile effort to solve the case. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** SCREAM 5: Actress Neve Campbell is confirmed to be returning for the upcoming fifth SCREAM film, the actress announcing the news on her Instagram. Joining Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette are Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Dylan Minnette, Mason Gooding, Kyle Gallner, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mikey Madison and Marley Shelton.

The story will reportedly follow a woman returning to her home town to try to find out who has been committing a series of vicious crimes. Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, two of the three-member Radio Silence team who directed READY OR NOT, will helm the new entry which was penned by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick. Kevin Williamson serves as executive producer. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** VIOLATION: Sims-Fewer herself achingly portrays the film's principal psyche, Miriam, a woman treading water in an unhappy marriage who hopes to find solace in a weekend reunion with her estranged younger sister, Greta (Anna Maguire), at a secluded cottage estate. Along with their respective husbands, Miriam's brooding partner Caleb (Obi Abili) and Greta's affable Dylan (Jesse LaVercombe), they find themselves navigating a minefield of one another's sensitivies and histories, culminating in a traumatic series of betrayals — the root of which is a deeply upsetting act of sexual violence. (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)

----- September 14, 2020 -----

** FREAKY: This November, on Friday the 13th, prepare to get Freaky with a twisted take on the body-swap movie when a teenage girl switches bodies with a relentless serial killer.



** Clive Barker's BOOKS OF BLOOD: Hulu has released a brief teaser for its forthcoming film adaptation of Clive Barker's BOOKS OF BLOOD set to premiere on the streaming service on October 7th. The Brannon Braga-directed feature will adapt three short stories from Barker's collection. Andy McQueen, Anna Friel, Britt Robertson, Rafi GavronYul Vazquez, Nichols Campbell and Freda Foh Shen co-star. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** CANDYMAN: Universal has announced they plan to push Nia DaCosta's CANDYMAN revival. The highly anticipated horror film is now targeting a currently unspecified 2021 release date, moved from its old slot of October 16th this year. The studio remains adamant the film is going to cinemas, not PVOD or a day-and-date release. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** STRAY DOGS: GAME NIGHT scribe Mark Perez will write the script for STRAY DOGS, an animated feature adaptation of the upcoming Image Comics horror title which has been setup at Paramount Animation. Tony Fleecs and Trish Forstner penned the book described as SILENCE OF THE LAMBS meets LADY AND THE TRAMP. IT writer and ANNABELLE COMES HOME director Gary Dauberman will produce and he dubs it a "really dark story". (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** Makeflix horror films: Makeflix announces the release of four budget-priced horrors from director Jason Paul Collum, including the Blu-ray premieres of the Scream Queen documentary SCREAMING IN HIGH HEELS and the 15th Anniversary Edition of gay horror-thriller OCTOBER MOON, priced at only $12.99 each ($9.99 DVD).

Also available are Blu-ray and DVD reissues of Collum's 2017 haunted house chiller SAFE INSIDE ($12.99 Blu-ray or $8.99 DVD), plus the director's long-lost cult classic MARK OF THE DEVIL 666 THE MORALIST, available on DVD only for $11.99. All titles include bonus features and reversible artwork with liner notes by director Jason Paul Collum.



----- September 10, 2020 -----

** THE WALKING DEAD: AMC has announced that THE WALKING DEAD, which made history as the highest-rated series in the history of cable television and has given life to a vibrant and expanding content universe, will end with an expanded two-year 11th season that will span 24 episodes. With the previously announced six extra Season 10 episodes scheduled for early next year, there are 30 remaining episodes of the flagship series that will run through late 2022. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** THE WALKING DEAD WORLD BEYOND: The series premieres immediately after THE WALKING DEAD Season 10 Finale on Sunday, October 4th at 10pm!

** CHUCKY TV series: After over a month since the release of the first teaser for Don Mancini's Chucky series, the Deadline.com web site reports that USA Network and Syfy have decided to push back the production start of the long-in development adaptation due to the ongoing global pandemic. Originally scheduled to begin filming this fall, the upcoming CHILD'S PLAY series will reportedly start shooting in 2021, which is also the same year as its' intended debut date. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** SLEEPLESS BEAUTY: A young girl named Mila is kidnapped. The unknown abductors keep her in an old garage, talk to her through a loudspeaker and set strict rules: she must not sleep but has to fulfill weird tasks that they've prepared for her. It all looks like someone's sick ideas and gloomy entertainment. Still, the girl doesn't suspect that she's part of a ruthless experiment.

----- September 4, 2020 -----

** EVIL DEAD RISE: The new EVIL DEAD film is swapping the forest for the urban jungle. Actor Bruce Campbell was on hand for a Q&A at an EVIL DEAD screening at the Mahoning Drive-In Theater recently where he briefly talked about the new film in the franchise.

Both Campbell and Sam Raimi are producing the project, dubbed EVIL DEAD RISE, which has Lee Cronin slated to direct. Campbell says that the new film will trade in the woodland setting of films past for that of a city: "The Evil Dead are going to f–k up a city this time."

This would gel with recent rumors a high-rise office building would be a key setting for the new film. Cronin was asked to comment by the outlet but declined saying he: "had to remain tight-lipped about the film's secrets". Cronin also wrote the script.

Campbell also says he's happy to let others take over: "From this point forward, they kind of have to stand on their own. Which is fine. And liberating. You could have different heroes, different heroines in this case. This one's gonna be a little more dynamic. We just want to keep the series current. And the mantra, really, is that our heroes and heroines are just regular people. That's what we're going to continue." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** WELCOME TO BLUMHOUSE: Amazon Prime Video has released the official trailer for WELCOME TO BLUMHOUSE, the first four of a collection of eight original horror films that will be available for streaming next month. The first two films, THE LIE and BLACK BOX, are scheduled to premiere on October 6th while EVIL EYE and NOCTURNE are set to launch on October 13th.

Showcasing up-and-coming talent alongside established actors in shocking new roles, they are launching in time for the Halloween season on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories worldwide. Filmmakers Veena Sud, Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr., Zu Quirke, Elan Dassani and Rajeev Dassani helm the features which star the likes of Mireille Enos, Peter Sarsgaard, Joey King, Phylicia Rashad and Madison Iseman. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** ARMY OF THE DEAD: Zack Snyder has so much faith in his upcoming Netflix zombie heist film ARMY OF THE DEAD that development is already underway on spin-offs. Specifically an untitled film prequel and a tie-in anime series are both in development at Netflix.

The upcoming movie follows a group of mercenaries who head into a zombie-infested Las Vegas as they try to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted. Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Ana De La Reguera, Theo Rossi, Omari Hardwick, Tig Notaro, Hiroyuki Sanada, Garret Dillahunt, Matthias Schweighofer, Raul Castillo and Nora Arnezeder star in the film which will hit the service in 2021.

Shay Hatten, one of the writers of the screenplay, will also write the prequel and the anime series. The prequel will be directed by and star Schweighofer reprising his role of Ludwig Dieter from Snyder's film. Snyder will produce that prequel. Jay Oliva serves as showrunner of the anime titled ARMY OF THE DEAD LOST VEGAS which will chronicle the origin story of Bautista's character and his rescue crew during the initial fall of Vegas as they confront the mysterious source of the zombie outbreak.

Snyder himself will direct two episodes of the series, while Oliva helms another two and all the major cast of the film will lend their voices to the anime. Snyder said in a statement Thursday: "I'm incredibly excited for the opportunity to partner with Netflix again as we expand the ARMY OF THE DEAD universe with both an international prequel, as well as exploring the visually dynamic world of animation. Its been a great collaboration and we are thrilled that Netflix sees this as big of an IP as we do." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

----- September 2nd, 2020 -----

** POSSESSOR: Neon has released a new uncut trailer for Brandon Cronenberg's acclaimed film, which is one of my personal favourite of the year. Brandon, son of David Cronenberg, helms the story which follows corporate agent Tasya Vos (Andrea Riseborough) who works for a secretive organization that uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people's bodies – ultimately driving them to commit assassinations for high-paying clients.

The project marks his second directorial effort after ANTIVIRAL and also stars Christopher Abbott, Tuppence Middleton, Sean Bean, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rossif Sutherland and Raoul Bhaneja. The film, which premiered at Sundance, is set to arrive in select theaters and drive-ins on October 9th. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** AMERICAN HORROR STORY: Creator Ryan Murphy took to Instagram to announce that production on the upcoming tenth season of FX's long-running horror anthology series has finally been scheduled to begin its filming this coming October. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** EMBRYO: Uncork'd have picked up North American rights for Patrico Valladares' horror flick EMBRYO. The story is about a couple camping in the woods whose trip takes a turn for the worse when the woman is abducted and impregnated by aliens. After Evelyn develops a taste for humans and attacks a doctor, the couple flee for the big city in the hope of expelling the force that has taken over Evelyn's body. (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)

** SCREAM 5: THE BOYS star Jack Quaid has joined the cast of Paramount Pictures' upcoming fifth SCREAM film which has resumed casting. He joins returnees Courteney Cox and David Arquette along with Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega. Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett helm the new film which is slated to begin filming later this year in Wilmington, North Carolina. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

----- September 1st, 2020 -----

** Netflix's RESIDENT EVIL: When the Wesker kids move to New Raccoon City, the secrets they uncover might just be the end of everything. RESIDENT EVIL, a new live action series based on Capcom's legendary survival horror franchise, is coming to Netflix. The 8 x 1 hour episode season will be helmed by Andrew Dabb (SUPERNATURAL), Bronwen Hughes (THE WALKING DEAD) will direct the first two episodes.

** THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR: Arriving October 9th, this new chapter in the Haunting anthology series revolves around Bly Manor and the lives of its inhabitants, both living and dead. The Haunting of Bly Manor stars Victoria Pedretti, Henry Thomas, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Kate Siegel, T'Nia Miller, Rahul Kohli, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Amelie Smith and Amelia Eve.

** COME PLAY: Newcomer Azhy Robertson stars as Oliver, a lonely young boy who feels different from everyone else. Desperate for a friend, he seeks solace and refuge in his ever-present cell phone and tablet. When a mysterious creature uses Oliver's devices against him to break into our world, Oliver's parents (Gillian Jacobs and John Gallagher Jr.) must fight to save their son from the monster beyond the screen. The film is produced by The Picture Company for Amblin Partners.

** Stephen King on Blu-ray: Prepare for terrifying suspense and bone-chilling thrills with this new 5-Movie Collection arriving on Blu-ray September 15, 2020. Based on the written works of Stephen King, these five films offer perfect entertainment for Halloween: PET SEMATARY (1989), PET SEMATARY (2019), Stephen King's THE STAND, THE DEAD ZONE, and Stephen King's SILVER BULLET.

** THE DARK & THE WICKED: In Theaters, On Demand and Digital HD November 6. On a secluded farm, a man is slowly dying. Bedridden and fighting through his final breaths, his wife is slowly succumbing to overwhelming grief. To help their mother and say goodbye to their father, siblings Louise (Marin Ireland) and Michael (Michael Abbott Jr.) return to their family farm. It doesn't take long for them to see that something's wrong with mom, though—something more than her heavy sorrow. Gradually, as their own grief mounts, Louise and Michael begin suffering from a darkness similar to their mother's, marked by waking nightmares and a growing sense that something evil is taking over their family.

----- August 31, 2020 -----

** Stephen King's THE STAND: Here's the trailer for the upcoming new version.

** IT FOLLOWS sequel: While chatting with the 27-year-old actress for the Quibi thriller series THE STRANGER, the ComingSoon.net web site got to reflect with Maika Monroe on the fifth anniversary of the acclaimed indie horror film IT FOLLOWS.

Written and directed by David Robert Mitchell, the film centered on teenager Jay as she has sex with her boyfriend, only to subsequently learn that he has passed a virus to her that results in her being followed by a dangerous supernatural entity who will stop at nothing to kill whoever has it.

A follow-up film has been discussed a few times by Radius-TWC Co-President Tom Quinn since the film's success, though no official word has come out in the years since about whether another film is in the works or whether Mitchell and the cast are being eyed to return. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: The new film which was set for March 19th 2021 and will now open March 4th 2022.

** SCREAM 5: The fifth film in the series has announced its first release date with a January 14th 2022 debut targeted.

** MOTHER LAND: After a competitive bidding war amongst various studios, Lionsgate has acquired the latest project from Mean Dreams co-writers Kevin Coughlin and Ryan Grassby, a horror spec entitled MOTHER LAND with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen attached to produce.

The story is described as a timely and high-concept piece that deals with a family who has been haunted by an evil spirit for years and their safety and surroundings come into question when one of their children begins to question if the evil is even real. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

----- August 28, 2020 -----

** THE BABYSITTER KILLER QUEEN: Two years after defeating a satanic cult led by his babysitter Bee, Cole's trying to forget his past and focus on surviving high school. But when old enemies unexpectedly return, Cole will once again have to outsmart the forces of evil.



** TREMORS SHRIEKER ISLAND: When a nature preserve in the Solomon Islands is infiltrated by Graboids, Ass Blasters, and Shriekers, two of the preserve's top scientists recruit Burt Gummer, monster hunter extraordinaire, to eradicate the infestation. While there, Burt picks up a potential new protégé and encounters lost love. Coming this October.



** Netflix's RESIDENT EVIL: The popular streaming service has ordered a TV adaptation of Capcom's survival horror game. Andrew Dabb, who has executive produced The CW's SUPERNATURAL, will work on an eight-episode season together with Constantin Film, the German studio best known for the RESIDENT EVIL movies.

"RESIDENT EVIL is my favorite game of all time," said Dabb in a statement. "I'm incredibly excited to tell a new chapter in this amazing story and bring the first ever RESIDENT EVIL series to Netflix members around the world. For every type of RESIDENT EVIL fan, including those joining us for the first time, the series will be complete with a lot of old friends, and some things (bloodthirsty, insane things) people have never seen before." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** Stephen King's THE STAND: With filming have wrapped just prior to the global pandemic production shutdowns, the highly-anticipated miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's THE STAND from Josh Boone (THE NEW MUTANTS) has been set for a December premiere date at streaming platform CBS All Access.

The nine-episode series adaptation of Stephen King's novel from writers Boone and Ben Cavell, reveals that this is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after, a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people.

A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides — or are chosen. A world in which good rides on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abigail — and the worst nightmares of evil are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the dark man. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

----- August 25, 2020 -----

** THE THING reboot: Following their collaboration on 2018's HALLOWEEN revival, Blumhouse Productions and filmmaker John Carpenter are re-teaming again – this time on a reboot of his iconic 1982 icy horror classic THE THING. The original feature follows an Antarctic research team contending with a parasitic alien life form that can imitate other people.

The reboot is reportedly still in early stages, and no other details have been hammered out. Carpenter first revealed the news on Saturday on a panel for the Fantasia International Film Festival.

Carpenter was discussing finishing the score to HALLOWEEN KILLS due out next year, that project produced by Blumhouse and directed by David Gorden Green. He was then asked if he had talked with Blumhouse gead Jason Blum about directing any projects himself. He answered:

"I have? I don't know about that. But we've talked about – I think he's going to be working on THE THING, rebooting THE THING. I'm involved with that, maybe. Down the road."

Carpenter declined to reveal the nature of the project be it a remake of Carpenter's film (itself a remake of the 1951 film THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD), another prequel like the 2011 Universal film which had no creative involvement from Carpenter and was poorly received, or a more logical sequel set years after the events of Carpenter's film. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE reboot: Just one week into filming and directors Andy & Ryan Tohill have abruptly exited the new TCM feature at Legendary Pictures. The new film reportedly picks up directly where the 1974 Tobe Hooper-directed original let off and had begun shooting in Bulgaria last week. The Deadline web site reports the change was made over the last 48 hours and is being put down to 'creative differences' after Legendary didn't spark to the footage it saw.

As a result, they've already snagged a replacement – Emmy-winning director-cinematographer David Blue Garcia. Garcia will reportedly be re-shooting from scratch. Cast like Elsie Fisher, Sarah Yarkin, Jacob Latimore and Moe Dunford are expected to remain in place. Fede Alvarez, Rodolfo Sayagues, Kim Henkel, Ian Henkel and Pat Cassidy are producing. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** URBAN LEGEND reboot: Sydney Chandler and Katherine McNamara are in talks to star in the reboot of the 1998 slasher film URBAN LEGEND at Screen Gems. Colin Minihan is writing and directing the new take and Chandler, daughter of Kyle Chandler, will play the main protagonist while Keith Powers being eyed for a potential role.

The story will center on a diverse cast of college students as they navigate a series of bizarre deaths that resemble urban legends. The new take updates it for the digital age where urban legends are often born on the internet and spread like wildfire. In addition the increasingly easier to access deepfake technology will come into play. Mike Medavoy and Benjamin Anderson will produce. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** BREEDER: The Danish horror movie, has sold to territories around the world for Scandi sales outfit LevelK. Directed by Jens Dahl, whose credits include co-writing Nicolas Winding-Refn's PUSHER, the movie tells the story of a renowned health supplement company, run by a ruthless businesswoman, which is selecting and abducting young women as part of an experiment bio-hacking babies' DNA to enable her clients to reverse the ageing process. When Mia goes to investigate, she finds herself trapped, branded and tortured in a grim underground facility. (thanks to Deadline.com)

** THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR: Director Mike Flanagan and Intrepid Pictures have finally released the first key art poster for Netflix's upcoming follow-up to the acclaimed horror-anthology serie THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

----- August 24, 2020 -----

** TRAIN TO BUSAIN sequels: In recent interview with EW, South Korean director Yeon Sang-ho has opened up about the possibilities of exploring more stories within the TRAIN TO BUSAIN universe following the theatrical release of PENINSULA. He revealed that he's still very interested in building up the zombie franchise and that he's ready to start working on a new spinoff film, even if he might not be the one sitting on the director's chair.

"Through PENINSULA, I think the world of TRAIN TO BUSAIN has been extended, and I think there are many other survivors who live on the peninsula," Yeon said. "I would like to work on telling the stories of those people. I may not be directing the movie myself, but I would like to start working on a new movie within this framework." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** SCREAM 5: Jenna Ortega will join Melissa Barrera and returning cast members David Arquette and Courteney Cox in the fifth film at Spyglass Media Group and Paramount Pictures. Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett helm the project which will be shot this Fall in North Carolina. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** HAWK AND REV VAMPIRE SLAYERS: The new horror-comedy feature film starring Ryan Barton-Grimley and Ari Schneider.

** COME TRUE: First teaser for Anthony Scott Burns' new horror movie COME TRUE, world premiering at the Fantasia International Film Festival on August 30th.

----- August 21, 2020 -----

** ABYSSAL SPIDER: Set for release this September in China, Wang Yangming play Ajie – a coast guard rescuer assisting in helping a reef tanker crew in a storm while a dark shadow haunts the depths beneath. The only survivor, Ajie carries the guilt of that failure years later.

Now back on the water, he's on a fishing boar crew when they rescue Xiaojing (Ke Jiaying) who fell off a yacht. Soon things on the boat start to go wrong, and they have to overcome their own suspicions of each other and unknown creatures under the water. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)





** THE EXORCIST reboot: At the end of a recent Deadline.com web site article came a comment that Morgan Creek Entertainment Group was working on several reboots including a planned theatrical reboot of THE EXORCIST in the works for 2021.

Morgan Creek famously tweeted back in 2016 they "would never remake THE EXORCIST" for film, and there's no listings for a new film project anywhere on their pages or on databases like the IMDB. The original film's director William Friedkin has also responded to the talk on Twitter saying: "I have nothing to do with an Exorcist reboot and wouldn't watch it if there was one." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: The highly-anticipated new season premieres Sunday, October 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET/8c.

** DEATH OF ME: While vacationing on an island off the coast of Thailand, Christine and Neil Oliver awake hungover and with no memory of the previous night. They find footage on Neil's camera, and watch, horrified, as Neil appears to murder Christine. With twenty-four hours until the next ferry and a typhoon threatening the island, Christine and Neil attempt to reconstruct the night's events—and are snared in a web of mystery, black magic, and murder.



----- August 20, 2020 -----

** BAD HAIR: Hulu has premiered the teaser trailer for director Justin Simien's Sundance Midnight section opening film BAD HAIR. In addition, they've announced an October 23rd premiere date on the platform. The horror satire is set in 1989 and follows Anna, an L.A.-based executive assistant who fears the worst when her dreadlocked boss is replaced by Zora – a retired supermodel who pressures her to get a weave. It turns out her new hair has a mind of its own and bites back.

Elle Lorraine, Vanessa Williams, Lena Waithe, Laverne Cox, Jay Pharoah, Kelly Rowland, Blair Underwood, James Van Der Beek and Usher Raymond all star in the film. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com

** WICKED ONES: While returning to Carpenter Falls, The Lawson family come to their final confrontation with The Wicked One, a serial killer they last encountered years earlier, and has haunted them ever since.

** THE BARGE PEOPLE: A group of friends sets off for a relaxing weekend away on the canals of the glorious British countryside, unaware of the flesh-eating mutants lurking in the water...ready and waiting to feed.



** CANDYMAN: The film serves as a 'spiritual sequel' of the original 1992 horror tale which returns to the now-gentrified Chicago neighborhood where the legend began. Abdul-Mateen II plays Anthony McCoy, the grown up version of the baby Helen (Virgina Madsen) saved from the fire at the end of the original film. Abdul-Mateen II also spoke with the magazine, saying:

"Man, I remember images of Candyman but I don't remember sitting down to watch the movie. He lived in my imagination, in the retelling of Candyman. I grew up with Candyman not being a figure from television or movies, but with the possibility of him being a real threat within the house. The dread of Candyman was palpable."

Vanessa Williams reprises her role as his mother, while the film also stars Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, Kyle Kaminsky, Rebecca Spence, and original Candyman actor himself Tony Todd. The Jordan Peele-produced movie opens in cinemas on October 16th. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com & Total Film)





----- August 19, 2020 -----

** THE HAUNTING: THE HAUNTING arrives on Blu-ray as part of the Paramount Presents line on October 20, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment. The limited-edition Paramount Presents Blu-ray Disc is presented in collectible packaging that includes a foldout image of the film's theatrical poster, and an interior spread with key movie moments. Newly remastered from a 4K film transfer supervised by Jan de Bont, THE HAUNTING Blu-ray also includes a new Filmmaker Focus with the director, access to a Digital copy of the film, as well as a the previously released vintage behind-the-scenes featurette hosted by Catherine Zeta-Jones, and original trailers.

** THE BABY: HBO has handed out an eight-episode first season order for the darkly comic horror series THE BABY from debut screenwriter Sian Robins-Grace and in co-production with Sky. Co-created with Lucy Gaymer, the series follows a 38-year-old woman whose carefeee life implodes when she inherits a manipulative baby with violent powers who turns her life into a horror show. Shooting takes place next year in the UK. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** RUN: The Sarah Paulson-led horror thriller RUN, originally slated for a May 8th theatrical run, has now been acquired by Hulu who have acquired the domestic rights. The film will still be released theatrically in select international markets.

The story centers on the relationship between a mother (Paulson) and daughter (Kiera Allen). The mother has raised her daughter in total isolation, controlling every move she's made since birth, but when the wheelchair-bound teen begins to grasp the unsettling secrets around her, it sets off a chain of events that see the girl in the fight of her life. Aneesh Chaganty penned and co-wrote the film with Sev Ohanian – the same team behind the acclaimed desktop thriller SEARCHING with John Cho. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** SCARE ME: During a power outage, two strangers tell scary stories.The more Fred and Fanny commit to their tales, the more the stories come to life in the dark of a Catskills cabin. The horrors of reality manifest when Fred confronts his ultimate fear: Fanny may be the better storyteller. Starring Aya Cash, Josh Ruben, Chris Redd and Rebecca Drysdale. Written and directed by Josh Ruben.

** SKINNED ALIVE: Tempe Digital announces a two-disc Ultimate Edition Blu-ray for the 1990 hillbilly horror-comedy feature SKINNED ALIVE will be shipping in early September, marking the high-definition debut of this vintage direct-to-video splatter flick.

Tempe Digital has painstakingly restored SKINNED ALIVE from a 2K scan of the original 16mm A/B roll cut negative film elements with a dynamic 5.1 surround remix. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film's home video debut this year, collectors and fans will be able to enjoy the movie in 1080p HD (4:3 aspect ratio, 1.33:1) together with the original standard-definition master used for the 1990 VHS release.

----- August 18, 2020 -----

** THE BABYSITTER KILLER QUEEN: After announcing development on the sequel last September, Netflix has unveiled the first-look images and September 2020 premiere date for THE BABYSITTER KILLER QUEEN, a follow-up to the hit 2017 horror comedy slasher, with the original cast returning. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)





** SCREAM 5: Melissa Barrera has become the first new cast member announced for the anticipated fifth SCREAM film at Spyglass Media and Paramount Pictures. Courteney Cox and David Arquette are set to return and Neve Campbell is said to be in talks to reprise her role as well – the trio served as the leads in the previous four films.

Additional casting is now underway and cameras are due to roll in Wilmington, North Carolina at the end of the year. Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett helm the project from a script by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick. Kevin Williamson will executive produce. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** MIDNIGHT MASS: After announcing in March that his latest partnership with Netflix, MIDNIGHT MASS, would delay production due to the global pandemic, Mike Flanagan (THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE) has taken to Twitter to reveal that production has begun on the new series.

The horror series will consist of seven episodes and will be executive produced by creator/director Flanagan and Trevor Macy. The series was picked up under the streamer's multi-year television deal with Flanagan and Macy of Intrepid Pictures and is set to begin production this spring in Vancouver with Flanagan directing all seven episodes. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** NO ESCAPE: A social media personality travels with his friends to Moscow to capture new content for his successful VLOG. Always pushing the limits and catering to a growing audience, they enter a cold world of mystery, excess, and danger.

** THE WALKING DEAD WORLD BEYOND: When everything changed, the end of the world became their beginning.

----- August 7, 2020 -----

** RESIDENT EVIL 4K: One of the most successful live-action video game film franchises gets an upgrade when the RESIDENT EVIL 4K Ultra HD Collection arrives on November 3rd from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. This limited-edition gift set marks the first time that fans will be able to experience all six films on 4K Ultra HD disc with High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos audio. The films will also be available digitally in 4K with HDR.

The RESIDENT EVIL 4K Ultra HD Collection will include RESIDENT EVIL, RESIDENT EVIL APOCALYPSE (both the original theatrical version and an extended cut), RESIDENT EVIL EXTINCTION, RESIDENT EVIL AFTERLIFE, RESIDENT EVIL RETRIBUTION and RESIDENT EVIL THE FINAL CHAPTER as well as hours of bonus content across all six films, including rare archival featurettes that have been previously unavailable on disc.

RESIDENT EVIL bonus features:
Blu-ray
- Cast and Filmmakers' Commentary
- Visual Effects Commentary
- Alternate Ending with Director Paul W.S. Anderson's Video Introduction
- 12 Featurettes
- "My Plague" Music Video by Slipknot
4K ULTRA HD
- Theatrical Trailer

RESIDENT EVIL APOCALYPSE bonus features:
Blu-ray
- Filmmaker Commentary
- Cast Commentary
- Writer / Producer Commentary
- Deleted Scenes
- "Game Over: Resident Evil Reanimated" Documentary
- "Corporate Malfeasance" Featurette
- "Game Babes" Featurette
- "Symphony of Evil" Featurette
4K ULTRA HD
- Theatrical and Extended Cuts of the Film
- Theatrical Trailers

RESIDENT EVIL EXTINCTION bonus features:
Blu-ray
- "Under the Umbrella" Picture-in-Picture
- Filmmaker Commentary
- Deleted Scenes
- 4 Featurettes
4K ULTRA HD
- Resident Road Map: Reflections on the Future of the Series
- Theatrical Trailers

RESIDENT EVIL AFTERLIFE bonus features:
Blu-ray
- "Undead Vision" Picture-in-Picture
- Filmmaker Commentary
- Deleted and Extended Scenes
- Outtakes
- 7 Featurettes
4K ULTRA HD
- Alice Activated
- Theatrical Trailers

RESIDENT EVIL RETRIBUTION bonus features:
Blu-ray
- Director and Cast Commentary
- Filmmaker Commentary
- Deleted and Extended Scenes
- Outtakes
- Project Alice: The Interactive Database
- 8 Featurettes
4K ULTRA HD
- Evil Goes Global
- Undead Retribution
- Theatrical Trailers

RESIDENT EVIL THE FINAL CHAPTER bonus features:
Blu-ray
- Retaliation Mode with Paul W.S. Anderson and Milla Jovovich
- 3 Featurettes
4K ULTRA HD
- Maximum Carnage: Best Kills
- Creature Chronology
- Theatrical Trailers
(thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** Troma's SHAKESPEARE SHITSTORM: The Opioid Epidemic is destroying America. Legendary director Lloyd Kaufman celebrates Troma's 45th and his 50th year making movies, by taking on Big Pharma, addiction and the intolerance of social media in SHAKESPEARE SHITSTORM. This irreverent musical adaptation of The Tempest is ripe with bawdy couplets, Hieronymus Boschian images of excess and unrefined iambic pentameter.

** MIMIC TV series: It has been 23 years since the theatrical release of Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro's film MIMIC, and now the Deadline.com web site is bringing word that Miramax Television is in the process of developing a series reboot of the 1997 cult classic. RESIDENT EVIL director Paul W.S. Anderson has officially signed on to direct the first episode of the series.

"The world of insects has been a long-term fascination of mine," Anderson said in a statement. "So much strength and organization from such tiny creatures that have existed long before humankind and will survive long after our demise. It's an exciting world that I'm thrilled to jump into, especially with such great partners as Jim and Miramax." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** ANTEBELLUM: The Janelle Monae-led time-bending horror film ANTEBELLUM is skipping a planned domestic theatrical release and will go straight to premium video-on-demand services on September 18t. The film, which will still be released in some international movie theaters, was expected to debut in cinemas this month.

Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz penned the movie in which she portrays a successful author who finds herself trapped during a time of slavery and must find a way to escape from the horrifying reality. Eric Lange, Jena Malone, Jack Huston, Kiersey Clemons and Gabourey Sidibe co-star in the film which has also just released its final trailer. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** SHIFTER: A young woman experiences painful and gruesome side effects after an experiment with time travel goes wrong. Directed by Jacob Burns, who co-wrote alongside Zach Burns, SHIFTER was produced by Jacob Burns, Zach Burns, and Vinnie Hogan.

----- August 3rd, 2020 -----

** SCREAM 5: Courteney Cox is set to reprise her role as news reporter Gale Weathers in a fifth SCREAM film for Spyglass Media Group and Paramount Pictures. Cox joins the previously announced David Arquette who also returns as Dewey Riley.

READY OR NOT filmmaking team Radio Silence (Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett) direct the film from a script by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick. SCREAM creator Kevin Williamson and Chad Villella are executive producing. Filming takes place in Wilmington, North Carolina with additional casting now underway. The original franchise began in 1996 and has so far grossed over $600 million in worldwide box office receipts. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** 976-EVIL: Eureka Entertainment to release 976-EVIL, an outrageously enjoyable '80s horror from Robert "Freddy Krueger" Englund, on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK, as part of the Eureka Classics range. Available from 19 October 2020, featuring a Limited Edition O-Card slipcase and Collector's Booklet [First Print Run of 2000 copies only].

Blu-ray special features:
- Limited Edition O-Card slipcase [First Print Run of 2000 copies only]
- 1080p presentation on Blu-ray
- DTS-HD MA 5.1 and LPCM 2.0 audio options
- English subtitles (SDH)
- Audio commentary with director Robert Englund and set decorate Nancy Booth Englund
- 976-EVIL: home video version [105 mins, SD]: An extended version of the film from its original home video release on VHS
- New interview with producer Lisa M. Hansen
- New interview with special make-up effects artist Howard Berger (THE WALKING DEAD)
- New interview with special effects technician Kevin Yagher (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET)
- Limited Edition Collector's Booklet featuring new writing by Craig Ian Mann

** THE PALE DOOR: The Dalton gang find shelter in a seemingly uninhabited ghost town after a train robbery goes south. Seeking help for their wounded leader, they are surprised to stumble upon a welcoming brothel in the town's square. But the beautiful women who greet them are actually a coven of witches with very sinister plans for the unsuspecting outlaws - and the battle between good and evil is just beginning.

** TERRIFIED: RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, has picked up select rights to TERRIFIED from Shudder, AMC Networks' streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural. TERRIFIED will be released on September 1, 2020 on DVD and Blu-ray. The horror film from writer/director Demián Rugna and produced by Fernando Diaz stars Maxi Ghione, Norberto Gonzalo, Elvira Onetto, and Demián Salomón. RLJE Films will release TERRIFIED on DVD for an SRP of $27.97 and on Blu-ray for an SRP of $28.97. (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)



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