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----- December 24, 2020 -----

** Shudder films on Blu-ray: A few new titles are coming physically from RLJE Films and Shudder in February such as HOST, RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE and ARCHENEMY.

** HUNTING GROUND: Sometime in early 2021, Mondo Macacro will be releasing Jorge Grau's notorious early 80s exploitation/thriller HUNTING GROUND aka COTO DE CAZA!

** Dario Argento's SLEEPLESS: Coming April 6th from Scorpion Releasing and distributed by Kino Lorber.

- Audio Commentary by Film Historians Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson
- Interview with Director/Co-Writer Dario Argento
- Interview with Co-Writer Franco Ferrini
- Interview with Set Designer Massimo Antonello Geleng
- Interview with Actor Gabriele Lavia "Mr. Betti"
- Interview with Actor Paolo Maria Scalondro "Commissioner Manni"
- Trailers
- Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
- In English and Italian with English Subtitles

** ARMY OF THE DEAD THE PREQUEL: Filmmaker Zack Snyder has revealed via Twitter that filming has officially wrapped on ARMY OF THE DEAD THE PREQUEL, the multi-language prequel film to Snyder's own zombie heist action movie ARMY OF THE DEAD.

Netflix is backing the Snyder film, the just-wrapped prequel which was helmed by Matthias Schweighofer, and the anime series ARMY OF THE DEAD LOST VEGAS – all three properties are tied together and will feature character crossovers.

Schweighofer also stars in the prequel, reprising his role of Ludwig Dieter from the main film, alongside GAME OF THRONES alum Nathalie Emmanuel. None of the projects mentioned has so far been given a release date by Netflix. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** SATOR: Secluded in a desolate forest home to little more than the decaying remnants of the past, a broken family is further torn apart by a mysterious death. Adam, guided by a pervasive sense of dread, hunts for answers only to learn that they are not alone; an insidious presence by the name of Sator has been observing his family, subtly influencing all of them for years in an attempt to claim them.



----- December 23, 2020 -----

** THE EXORCIST remake reboot sequel: Having revived the HALLOWEEN franchise with the 2018 entry and its upcoming sequels, filmmaker David Gordon Green is readying a follow-up to another horror classic... THE EXORCIST. Green is reportedly in talks to direct the project which hails from Blumhouse and Morgan Creek Productions. Whether this will follow the 2018 HALLOWEEN model and ignore all the other previous sequels is not clear.

William Friedkin directed the original 1970s film, based on William Peter Blatty's 1971 novel, which earned $193 million globally and held the highest-grossing, R-rated horror movie of all time crown until IT in 2017. It was nominated for ten Oscars in all.

Multiple sequels followed including John Boorman's second film starring Richard Burton, which was widely derided but has improved with time. Blatty himself helmed the third film which has become a cult favourite and boasts arguably the best jump scare ever put to film. A prequel was filmed first with Paul Schrader and then with Renny Harlin with both versions ultimately released to weak reviews. A few years back a two-season TV reinterpretation of the property premiered to excellent reviews for a network series.

Friedkin, who wasn't involved in any of the sequels or series, took to Twitter earlier this week and denied any involvement in this project: "There's a rumour on IMDB that I'm involved with a new version of THE EXORCIST. This isn't a rumor; it's a flat-out lie. There's not enough money or motivation in the world to get me to do this." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** PSYCHO GOREMAN: The Canadian horror comedy from Steve Kostanski is coming back home next month. If a theatrical release on January 22nd is not possible then PSYCHO GOREMAN will be on digital same day on iTunes, Cineplex, Bell, Rogers, Shaw, Telus & Vimeo. Then look for PG on March 16th in a limited edition DVD/Blu-Ray combo. (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)

** THE ORACLE: Coming in March 2021 from Media Blasters is Roberta Findlay's THE ORACLE from 1985.

** BAXTER: Scorpion Releasing and Kino Lorber Studio Classics, in conjunction with Studio Canal, proudly presents the 1989 cult movie BAXTER on Bluray. BAXTER is the 80's French Horror/Comedy about a not-so-nice Bull Terrier. More like Bull Terror...amirite? The upcoming Blu-ray will feature a commentary with filmmaker Mark Savage.

----- December 21, 2020 -----

** MIDNIGHT MASS: DOCTOR SLEEP director Mike Flanagan took to Twitter to reveal that filming on Netflix's newest horror series MIDNIGHT MASS has finally been completed after getting delayed earlier this year due to the ongoing pandemic. Describing the series as "the best production experience," of his career, Flanagan went on to detail the process that they went through in order to ensure the smooth flow of production as well as the health and safety of the cast and crew. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** HUNTED: A modern and radical take on the Little Red Riding Hood fable, HUNTED is an exhilarating, transcendent, and frequently brutal survival tale that elevates itself with the power of myth and magic, while still holding an exacting mirror to present-day society. Starring Magritte Award-winning actors Lucie Debay (THE CONFESSION) and Arieh Worthalter (GIRL). Directed by Vincent Paronnaud. A Shudder Original.

** THE QUEEN OF BLACK MAGIC: In this terrifying and gory tale of buried secrets and supernatural revenge from two of Indonesia's modern masters of horror, a middle-class family travels into rural Indonesia to visit the terminally ill director of the orphanage where the father was raised as a child. Sinister and terrifying events soon befall them and the other visiting families as the orphanage's dark history reveals itself. Screenwriter Joko Anwar (IMPETIGORE) and director Kimo Stamboel (HEADSHOT) deliver a bloodthirsty spine-tingler that grabs you and doesn't let go. Premieres January 28th on Shudder.

----- December 17, 2020 -----

** WRONG TURN reboot: Here's the trailer for Mike P. Nelson's upcoming reboot.

** VIOLATION: After first shocking Toronto International Film Festival Midnight Madness audiences last year, Madeline Fewer-Sims and Dusty Mancinelli's incredibly intense revenge thriller VIOLATION will move to AMC's Shudder streaming service in 2021. (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)

** SATOR: Secluded in a desolate forest home to little more than the decaying remnants of the past, a broken family is further torn apart by a mysterious death. Adam, guided by a pervasive sense of dread, hunts for answers only to learn that they are not alone; an insidious presence by the name of Sator has been observing his family, subtly influencing all of them for years in an attempt to claim them.

** IN THE EARTH: As the world searches for a cure to a disastrous virus, a scientist and park scout venture deep in the forest for a routine equipment run.

----- December 15, 2020 -----

** Álex De La Iglesia 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on March 30th from Severin Films!

DAY OF THE BEAST
- Heirs Of The Beast - Feature Length Documentary by Diego López and David Pizarro on the Making and Cultural Impact of DAY OF THE BEAST
- Antichrist Superstar - Interview with Director Alex De La Iglesia
- The Man Who Saved the World - Interview with Actor Armando De Razza
- Beauty and the Beast - Interview with Actress Maria Grazia Cucinotta
- Shooting The Beast - Interview with Director Of Photography Flavio Martínez Labiano
- Mirindas Asesinas - 1990 Short Film by Alex De La Iglesia
- Trailers

PERDITA DURANGO
- On The Border - Interview with Director Álex De La Iglesia
- Writing PERDITA DURANGO - Interview with Writer Barry Gifford
- Dancing With The Devil - An Appraisal By Film Scholar Dr. Rebekah McKendry
- NARCOSATANICOS: PERDITA DURANGO and the Matamoros Cult - Interview with Abraham Castillo Flores and 'Cauldron of Blood' Author Jim Schutze
- Canciones de Amor Maldito: The Music of PERDITA DURANGO
- Interview with Composer Simon Boswell
- Shooting Perdita Durango - Interview with Director of Photography Flavio Labiano

** NIGHTMARE ALLEY: Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has confirmed that he's wrapped filming on his adaptation of William Lindsay Gresham's 1946 novel NIGHTMARE ALLEY and has set a December 2021 release date for the feature.

Bradley Cooper stars as a manipulative carnival worker who falls in love with a mysterious, dangerous psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett). The film also stars Willem Dafoe as the carnival's barker, Ron Perlman as a strongman, Richard Jenkins as a wealthy industrialist, Rooney Mara as Cooper's co-worker.

Shooting on the movie started back in January, but shut down because of the pandemic. It later kicked off again in the Fall but didn't complete filming until this week and marks del Toro's first directorial effort since the Best Picture Oscar win for THE SHAPE OF WATER. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** FALSE POSITIVE: Hulu has picked up the Ilana Glazer-starring and co-written horror film FALSE POSITIVE from A24. John Lee helms the contemporary ROSEMARY'S BABY redo which also stars Justin Theroux, Pierce Brosnan, Gretchen Mol, Josh Hamilton and Sophia Bush. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** THE VIGIL: Steeped in ancient Jewish lore and demonology, THE VIGIL is a supernatural horror film set over the course of a single evening in Brooklyn's Hasidic Borough Park neighborhood. Low on funds and having recently left his insular religious community, Yakov reluctantly accepts an offer from his former rabbi and confidante to take on the responsibility of an overnight "shomer," fulfilling the Jewish practice of watching over the body of a deceased community member. Shortly after arriving at the recently departed's dilapidated house to sit the vigil, Yakov begins to realize that something is very, very wrong.

----- December 14, 2020 -----

** Neil Marshall's THE RECKONING: After losing her husband during the Great Plague, Grace Haverstock is unjustly accused of being a witch and placed in the custody of England's most ruthless witch-hunter, Judge Moorcroft. Forced to endure physical and emotional torture while steadfastly maintaining her innocence, Grace must face her own inner demons as the Devil himself starts to work his way into her mind.

** SHADOW IN THE CLOUD: Coming soon from Vertical Entertainment and starring Chloë Grace Moretz. Moretz plays a young woman who hitches a ride aboard a B-17 Flying Fortress in 1943 with orders to escort a mysterious, highly classified package from Auckland to the plane's destination.

However she's not the only passenger on the aircraft as a gremlin has also stowed away with the intention of wreaking havoc on the flight. Stuck in a claustrophobic ball turret, she must battle the monsters to save the misogynistic crew and deliver her package.

** PSYCHO GOREMAN: Siblings Mimi and Luke unwittingly resurrect an ancient alien overlord who was entombed on Earth millions of years ago after a failed attempt to destroy the universe. They nickname the evil creature Psycho Goreman (or PG for short) and use the magical amulet they discovered to force him to obey their childish whims. It isn't long before PG's reappearance draws the attention of intergalactic friends and foes from across the cosmos and a rogues' gallery of alien combatants converges in small-town suburbia to battle for the fate of the galaxy.



** NOSFERATU IN VENICE: Coming to Blu-ray on 3/30 from Severin Films. Featuring a new 2K scan from the original camera negative and new feature length Kinski documentary.



----- December 10, 2020 -----

** SWITCHBOARD: According to The Hollywood Reporter, THE BATMAN director Matt Reeves has partnered with PARANORMAL ACTIVITY EP Steven Schneider to produce a new period horror film titled SWITCHBOARD. Reeves is no stranger to the horror genre as he previously directed 2008's monster film CLOVERFIELD and 2010's Chloe Grace Moretz-led film LET ME IN.

Written by actor-scribe Devon Graye, SWITCHBOARD will be set in the late 1940s. It will center around a young female switchboard operator who finds herself communicating with, and possibly targeted by, an active serial killer. As their conversation intensifies, she begins to question her safety, her sanity, and, ultimately, her very reality. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** FLESH CONTAGIUM: Coming soon to disc and VOD from Massacre Video is this Italian sleaze-fest by director Lorenzo Lepori.

** CLIMATE OF THE HUNTER: Dark Star Pictures has acquired critically acclaimed indie auteur Mickey Reece's award-winning and super stylish vampire feature.

** DARKROOM: Coming soon from 88 Films. Opening with a brutal double axe murder by an unknown murderer, no one can say Darkroom doesn't start as it means to go on – a tough, gory thriller that's equal parts nail-biting mystery and gruesome slasher. Who is this mad killer, that photographs their victims as they die (horribly, of course) – and what drives them to kill?

Features:
- Limited Edition Slipcase
- 4 Collectible Postcards
- 4K Remaster from the Original Negatives
- DTS-HD MA 5.1
- DTS-HD MA 2.0
- Optional English Subtitles
- "Developing Fear" - An Interview with Actor Aarin Teich
- "Exposing the Truth" - An Interview with Actor Jeff Arbaugh
- Original Trailer
- Stills Gallery

----- December 9, 2020 -----

** Neill Blomkamp's horror film: DISTRICT 9 director Neill Blomkamp has made an under the radar supernatural horror movie during the pandemic. Backed by Midway outfit AGC Studios, the untitled film shot in British Columbia over the summer and is the director's first feature film since 2015 sci-fi movie CHAPPIE.

Plot details are being kept under wraps on the project but we hear it is something the filmmaker had always wanted to make and is expected to be finished around spring next year. Blomkamp scripted. The cast is largely made up of Canadian actors and there is said to be a strong sci-fi and VFX component in keeping with Blomkamp's previous three movies. (thanks to Deadline.com)

** REUNION: READY OR NOT directors Radio Silence (Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett and Chad Villella) and writers Guy Busick and R. Christopher Murphy are all coming back together to work on the high school horror movie REUNION at MGM.

In REUNION, the horrific experience of high school reunions is taken to a new extreme when a group of uninspired old friends become the only hope for survival against an unwelcome shape-shifting creature. William Sherak, Tripp Vinson, James Vanderbilt and Paul Neinstein will produce. Busick and Radio Silence recently shot the fifth film in the SCREAM franchise due out in 2022. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: AMC's THE WALKING DEAD: spinoff FEAR THE WALKING DEAD has officially been renewed for a seventh season following the Season 6 midseason finale. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** Olaf Ittenbach's NO REASON: Here's the amazing cover for the upcoming release of NO REASON from Unearthed Filmns.

----- December 3rd, 2020 -----

** SCREAM: After officially wrapping up production on the new SCREAM movie last month, producer William Sherak has opened up about Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett's highly-anticipated fifth installment, revealing that some members of cast don't really know the identity of the sequel's Ghostface. In a recent interview with Cinema Blend, Sherak confirmed that in order to keep the film's ending a secret, they've decided to hand out multiple versions of the script to the cast during filming.

"I think the two things to remember for us. One is there are multiple versions of the draft out there and most of the cast don't know if they have the right version or not," Sherak said. "So, we've been playing that game with them as well. And the fun of a SCREAM movie is that everyone is guilty until proven innocent, not the other way around. So, the goal is to keep that going for as long as possible and have fun with it." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** Ruggero Deodato's video game: Previously known as Deodato's CANNIBAL, the game is in development thanks to the active collaboration with the famous director Ruggero Deodato. BORNEO A JUNGLE NIGHTMARE is now the official title of the new video game by Fantastico Studio, available for PC and console in the Summer 2021. Based on a completely new screenplay, it is an original chapter in the famous cannibal cinematic line, representing a brand-new episode of the saga.

----- December 2nd, 2020 -----

** THE TOXIC AVENGER remake: Peter Dinklage (GAME OF THRONES) is set to star in the Macon Blair-directed contemporary reimagining of Troma's classick THE TOXIC AVENGER at Legendary Entertainment.

When a struggling everyman is pushed into a vat of toxic waste, he is transformed into a mutant freak who must go from shunned outcast to underdog hero as he races to save his son, his friends and his community from the forces of corruption and greed.

Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz will serve as producers on the new take. The original became a popular midnight movie and went on to three sequels, a stage musical, a cartoon series and a Marvel comic. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** VAN HELSING reboot: Universal Pictures is reportedly developing an original horror/thriller set in the world of monster hunter Abraham Van Helsing. In addition, OVERLORD helmer Julius Avery will direct and James Wan will produce the feature through his Atomic Monster banner. Michael Clear will also produce.

The details of the script are being kept under wraps. The character first appeared in Bram Stroker's novel DRACULA and was famously played by Peter Cushing in several films opposite Christopher Lee as Dracula.

In 2004 Universal tried to a launch a big budget action franchise with Hugh Jackman playing the title role, but that film underwhelmed. Eric Pearson penned the original script for this new take which Avery is now polishing. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** PAINTBALL MASSACRE: Old school friends go on a paintball trip, miles away from civilization. Things go horribly wrong when they discover a cold-blooded masked killer is among them. Soon the paint is mixed with blood as they fight to survive their school reunion.

----- December 1st, 2020 -----

** Alex Garland's horror film: Oscar-nominated EX MACHINA and ANNIHILATION writer/director Alex Garland is prepping his next feature – a low-budget horror movie that will be set in the UK. Empire magazine broke the news, confirming Garland wrote and will direct the project which is still lining up financing. He hopes to start production this spring or summer, depending on cast availability.

Garland tells the outlet: "I wrote a low-budget horror movie, set in the UK. I don't know if it's unrealistic or not. Always at this particular moment, a film always feels unrealistic, but then somehow it works out." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** A SERBIAN FILM and TORCHED: Stephen Biro and Unearthed Films are proud to present TORCHED, from good friend and colleague, Ryan Nicholson. This is a continuation of the Plotdigger catalog from Unearthed Films to honor Ryan's memory. Stay tuned for more great Plotdigger releases in 2021.

Also releasing very soon is A SERBIAN FILM, in all of its uncut and uncensored glory. The film shines on beautiful Blu-ray and DVD with English Subtitles. It's the first time the film has been released from the 4K master! Stay tuned for A SERBIAN FILM extended cut and A SERBIAN DOCUMENTARY later in 2021.



** PULSE: The slick, suspenseful techno-horror and VHS favourite from director Paul Golding, will be released on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK as part of the Eureka Classics range from 22 February 2021. The first print run of 2000 copies will feature a Limited-Edition O-card Slipcase and Collector's Booklet.

** MINDWARP: The post-apocalyptic gore-filled sci-fi horror classic of the early 90s (aka BRAIN SLASHER), will be released on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK as part of the Eureka Classics range from 22 February 2021. The first print run of 2000 copies will feature a Limited-Edition O-card Slipcase and Collector's Booklet

----- November 30, 2020 -----

** R.I.P. Daria Nicolodi: The Italian actress and screenwriter Daria Nicolodi has died at the age of 70. She is best known for her collaborations with Dario Argento on what are often considered his two greatest masterpieces – first starring as the female lead journalist character in DEEP RED then co-writing the original SUSPIRIA. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** DEMONS and DEMONS 2 in 4K UHD: Coming to the UK from Arrow Video. Brand new 4K restorations of both classic films DEMONS and DEMONS 2, more vivid and terrifying than ever before, alongside a wealth of bonus features old and new, making this the ultimate experience in celluloid terror.

** BEYOND RE-ANIMATOR: Coming to the UK from Arrow Video. Helmed by gore guru Brian Yuzna with memorably imaginative make-up effects by Screaming Mad George, BEYOND RE-ANIMATOR breathes new life into the hit horror franchise.

** HITCHER IN THE DARK: Coming to Blu-ray in 2021 from Vinegar Syndrome. From Umberto Lenzi. Sick young man drives around in his daddy's camper, looking for lone stray females to kidnap, torture, rape, and murder.

----- November 25, 2020 -----

** KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE sequel: According to the Chiodo Brothers, who directed the 1988 cult horror film and are busy making the rounds for their latest flick, ALIEN XMAS, which is currently streaming on Netflix, there's a good possibility we'll be getting a sequel. Just not anytime soon.

"Look, MGM controls KILLER KLOWNS" Stephen Chiodo told ComicBook.com. "If [fans] write MGM and say, 'Where's our sequel? Where's that property?' There's so many ways they can exploit this thing. It's really the fan base… We have tons of ideas to really carry that through… So there'll be hopefully something in the future."

Apparently, the duo are currently talking to Netflix about a sequel. Unfortunately, these things take time: "We are talking to them. We're talking all the time. Get this: we've been trying to do a sequel since we made the film and fans get angry with us. We don't mention it too much, because they get angry. They say, 'Oh, what's the matter with you guys?' But we're trying. The business is just a bear, moves at a glacial pace. There's interest, and it wanes and flows. You get some executives who really want to do it, then, all of a sudden, musical chairs. They're out, a new regime is in, and they don't get it. We'll see how ALIEN XMAS does with the Netflix people. We'll see if they can embrace our sensibility." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** CHHORI: Jack Davis and Eli Roth's Crypt TV, backed by Blumhouse, has rounded out the cast on its first Indian production, the Hindi horror CHHORI, which it is producing with local outfit Abundantia Entertainment. Mita Vashisht, Rajesh Jais and Saurabh Goyal have all joined star Nushrratt Bharruccha in the pic, which is being directed by Vishal Furia and is a blend of horror and social drama, telling the story of age-old societal beliefs and practices that give rise to tales of terror. The project is a remake of Furia's Marathi-language horror LAPACHHAPI. (thanks to Deadline.com)

** JAWS: The animatronic shark dubbed Bruce which was used in Steven Spielberg's iconic 1975 feature JAWS has found a new home at the still unopened Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. The fourth, final and only surviving shark model from the film, it has been fully restored with the help of FX legend Greg Nicotero and the Academy has posted a video of its installation. The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will open its doors on April 30th. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

----- November 24, 2020 -----

** Ari Aster's BEAU IS AFRAID: Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix has reportedly entered negotiations for the lead role in HEREDITARY and MIDSOMMAR director Ari Aster's third film BEAU IS AFRAID reports Discussing Film.

The surrealist horror film that will reportedly center around an extremely anxious man named Beau who has a fraught relationship with his overbearing mother due to the absence of a father he never met. Beau then learns of the death of his mother under mysterious circumstances and upon traveling home makes an alarming discovery about his past. During his journey, he runs into various crazy supernatural threats.

Aster will helm, write and produce the project via his Square Peg production banner just like his previous two films. No distributor is currently attached, but A24 is the most obvious home. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** Untitled Universal monster film: It's been six years since we last saw Channing Tatum, Phil Lord and Chris Miller properly team up for both THE LEGO MOVIE and 22 JUMP STREET and now the trio are reuniting for an untitled monster thriller at Universal Pictures.

The film, which is being penned by Wes Tooke based on an original idea and story treatment from Reid Carolin, is described as "a modern day, tongue-in-cheek thriller inspired by Universal's classic monster legacy" that will see Tatum in the lead role. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S: Stuck in development for years, it seems the film adaptation of the horror video game FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S is finally going forward according to game creator Scott Cawthon. The game challenges players to survive for five nights as a security guard in a demented pizza-themed family entertainment restaurant where the animatronic creatures turn homicidal at night and roam the halls in search of their next victims.

Appearing on Reddit, Cawthon says the project now has a finished screenplay and that filming will begin filming next spring with Chris Columbus attached to direct for Blumhouse Productions. He also discussed the different versions of the script that have come and gone over the years of development with some from himself, some from big studios, hired writers, major directors, and so on. He himself tried to adapt using material from the books but couldn't make it work.

One version he dubs the "Plushies take Manhattan" screenplay, one spanning multiple time-periods and characters that was simply too much, one with amateur ghost-trackers trapped inside, and one about teens breaking into Freddy's and finding a sinister weaponised animatronics factory in a bunker underneath. The closest one got involved a kid in a pawn shop which receives one of the stolen robots and the other robots come to get it back.

Ultimately they went with a script dubbed 'Mike' about which he says: "Basic Setup: Hmmmm. This makes sense. Why didn't I think of this before? Problems: Actually this is a good mix… it has the best pieces from all the previous screenplays… Not really any problems here. All the right characters, all the right motivations, all the right stakes… Verdict: Yeah, we're going with this one. It's fun, it's scary, and it has a great central story!" (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** FREAKY: Following strong reviews and topping the box-office the past two weekends, Universal Pictures has announced that Christopher Landon's horror-comedy FREAKY is coming to PVOD platforms beginning December 4th. This marks the first film of Universal's deal with exhibitors like AMC & Cinemark to allow for PVOD release 17 days after opening theatrically. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

----- November 20, 2020 -----

** Alexandre Aja's ELIJAH: Following the rave reviews for his alligator feature CRAWL, French filmmaker Alexandre Aja is set to direct the horror tale ELIJAH for Searchlight Pictures. The story follows a young boy who invites a mysterious man into his home, believing the stranger to be the key to saving his sick mother. As increasingly disturbing things start to happen, the boy soon realizes that the sinister stranger is not the savior he claims to be.

THE LAST WITCH HUNTER scribe Cory Goodman penned the original pitch which Aja and his collaborator Gregory Levasseur have since re-written. Adam Goldwo, David Goyer and Keith Levine will produce. The project marks awards label Searchlight's latest foray into genre fare following last year's READY OR NOT. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** PSYCHO GOREMAN: Coming to Blu-ray 2/21 from Koch Media in Germany. From Steven Kostanski director of THE VOID. After unearthing a gem that controls an evil monster looking to destroy the Universe, a young girl and her brother use it to make him do their bidding.

** MASSACRE AT CENTRAL HIGH: The film now makes its long-awaited restored and remastered Blu-ray and DVD debut from Synapse Films with tons of extras.

Blu-ray:
- High-Definition (1.78:1) Widescreen Presentation / AVC
- DTS HD-MA English 2.0 Original Mono Soundtrack
- English for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
DVD:
- Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1) Presentation / NTSC
- Dolby Digital English 2.0 Original Mono Soundtrack
- English for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

Special features:
- High-definition 1080p remaster scanned, transferred and supervised by director Renee Daalder
- Audio interviews by Mike White ('The Projection Booth' Podcast), featuring interviews with cast members Andrew Stevens, Robert Carradine, Derrel Maury and Rex Steven Sikes
- Audio interview with director Renee Daalder, conducted by writer/horror historian Michael Gingold
- HELL IN THE HALLWAYS: The Making of "Massacre at Central High" – New "making of" documentary
- Theatrical trailer, TV spot and radio spot
- Still gallery
- Collectible booklet featuring liner notes by Michael Gingold
- Newly translated removable English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
- Steelbook combo-pack which includes both DVD and Blu-ray versions of the film

** SCHOOLGIRLS IN CHAINS: Coming March 23rd, 2021 from Code Red DVD and distributed by Kino Lorber.
- 2K Scan from the Original Negative
- Audio Commentary by Actor Gary Kent and Writer/Producer/Director Don Jones
- Audio Commentary by Writer/Producer/Director Don Jones and R.A. The Rugged Man
- Audio Commentary by Writer/Producer/Director Don Jones and Cinematographer Ronald Victor Garcia
- Making-of Featurette
- Theatrical Trailer
- Region A/B/C

----- November 19, 2020 -----

** SCREAM 5: With filming having wrapped, Spyglass Media and Paramount Pictures have confirmed that the highly-anticipated fifth installment in the SCREAM franchise will be titled simply SCREAM. Both creator Kevin Williamson and the movie's official Twitter account have confirmed the title for the film which will open January 14th 2022. The new entry follows "a woman returning to her home town to try to find out who has been committing a series of vicious crimes."

READY OR NOT helmers Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett direct the project and those involved have just posted some photos from the North Carolina. Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courteney Cox are returning and are joined by Marley Shelton, Dylan Minnette, Kyle Gallner, Jack Quaid, Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding and Mikey Madison. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)





** HUNTER HUNTER: The upcoming film follows a family living in the remote wilderness earning a living as fur trappers. Joseph Mersault (Devon Sawa), his wife Anne (Camille Sullivan), and their daughter Renée (Summer H. Howell) struggle to make ends meet and think their traps are being hunted by the return of a rogue wolf.

** THE STAND: Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, CBS All Access's THE STAND stars Whoopi Goldberg as Mother Abagail, the figurehead of the Boulder Free Zone, and Alexander Skarsgård as Randall Flagg, the leader of the sinister New Vegas. THE STAND also stars James Marsden, Odessa Young, Jovan Adepo, and many more. The limited event series will 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.

** THE MARK OF THE BELL WITCH: The film tells the terrifying, true story of the Bell family of Adams, Tennessee. A family who, for nearly five years, were haunted by an apparition bent on destroying their lives, and murdering the patriarch of the family, John Bell. Beginning in 1817 as a disembodied voice before eventually manifesting into numerous entities and showing her power through horrifying encounters, the Bell Witch has since become a folk legend.

** BEASTS CLAWING ART STRAWS: A Louis Vuitton bag stuffed full of cash sends a group of hard-luck lowlifes on a desperate chase for fortune. Fish-mongering gangsters, a greasy cop, an "innocent" gym cleaner, a scheming prostitute, her wife beater of a husband, her ruthless boss and her clueless boyfriend all violently plot to get their hands on the elusive bag.

----- November 18, 2020 -----

** CASTLE FREAK remake: After she's permanently blinded in a tragic car accident, Rebecca's receives some bizarre news: her long-lost-mother has recently passed away, leaving her their family's ancestral castle. Traveling to the estate with a group of friends, Rebecca hopes it will be an opportunity for her to reconnect with a past she never knew—and a mother who seemingly left her behind. When mysterious happenings begin to occur and her friends begin to die, Rebecca must unravel her family's mysterious history before she too falls prey to the Castle Freak.



** NIGHTMARE SYMPHONY: From Lucio Fulci's screenwriter Antonio Tentori, and goremaster Domiziano Cristopharo NIGHTMARE SYMPHONY is a reboot of the in-famous NIGHTMARE CONCERT starring Fulci itself. Here we will se an horror director on his sunset boulevar, facing the worst nightmares and paranoia: to melt the line between fiction and reality!

** SCREAM 5: Filming has wrapped after two months on READY OR NOT helmers Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett's highly-anticipated fifth installment in the SCREAM franchise.

Spyglass Media and Paramount Pictures have set a January 14th 2022 theatrical release for the project which has been filming in Wilmington, North Carolina with original actors Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courteney Cox all returning. Also onboard are Marley Shelton, Dylan Minnette, Kyle Gallner, Jack Quaid, Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding and Mikey Madison. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** TOWER OF EVIL: Coming March 16th from Scorpion Releasing and distributed by Kino Lorber.

- 2018 HD Master from the Original Inter-Positive
- Audio Commentary with Producer Richard Gordon, Moderated by Film Historian Tom Weaver
- Interviews with Actress Seretta Wilson, Composer Kenneth V. Jones and Editor Henry Richardson
- Watch in Katarina's Nightmare Theater Mode with our Hostess Katarina Leigh Waters
- Theatrical Trailer
- Reversible "Horror on Snape Island" Art
- Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
- Optional English Subtitles
- Region A/B/C

----- November 17, 2020 -----

** THE FINAL GIRL SUPPORT GROUP: Annapurna Pictures has successfully acquired the rights to author Grady Hendrix's upcoming horror novel titled THE FINAL GIRL SUPPORT GROUP which pays homage to iconic slasher films such as HALLOWEEN, FRIDAY THE 13TH, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. The studio is planning to adapt the horror thriller novel into a series with longtime collaborators Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain attached to pen the project.

The novel is being described as a fresh new take on the slasher genre. It centers around the women in the titular group who have been in therapy together for decades – ever since one was attacked by a cannibal family in Texas, by a machete wielding maniac at summer camp, by an older brother who returned to settle scores on Halloween, by a lunatic who allegedly entered their dreams. These are the middle-aged survivors of the real-life crimes the slasher movies are based on. Some of them are addicts, some are in denial, and some have become motivational speakers. And now the final girls are mysteriously dying, one by one. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** CASTLE OF THE CREEPING FLESH: The rarely-seen EuroSleaze masterpiece from the creator of MARK OF THE DEVIL, packed with krimi depravity, mondo-style shocks and graphic gothic insanity.

Disc Specs:
- Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
- Audio: English Mono and German Mono
- Subtitles: English
- Closed Captions: English SDH
- Region 0/Free

Bonus Features:
- Adrian in the Castle of Bloody Lust – Archival Interview with Joyce Hoven and Percy Hoven
- MARK OF THE DEVIL Q&A with The Hoven Family at Austrian Pulp Film Fest
- Locations Featurette
- Trailers – English / German / Alt Title APPOINTMENT WITH LUST
- Textless Opening Credit Sequence
- German Opening Credit Sequence

** THE FOREST: Coming March 9th from Code Red and distributed by Kino Lorber!

- Audio Commentary by Producer/Director Don Jones and Star Gary Kent (Michael Brody)
- Audio Commentary by Producer/Director Don Jones and Cinematographer Stuart Asbjornsen
- Making-of Featurette
- Theatrical Trailer
- Limited Edition Slipcase
- Region A/B/C

** GRIZZLY II REVENGE: "We are very excited to announce that Gravitas Ventures will be releasing GRIZZLY II REVENGE on Blu-ray and DVD on January 8th, 2021! Movie Poster, Press Kit, and book (The Story Behind the Making of GRIZZLY II REVENGE) is now available for purchase.

----- November 16, 2020 -----

** FREAKY: The Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton-led body-swap horror comedy not only snagged some very good reviews (85% & 6.9/10 on Rotten Tomatoes), but has topped the weekend box-office – debuting to $3.7 million.

Blumhouse founder and producer Jason Blum has confirmed in a now deleted tweet that Christopher Landon's latest horror comedy film FREAKY is expected to arrive on VOD in 17 days (November 30th) following its theatrical release last Friday the 13th. (thanks to ComingSoon.net & Deadline.com)

** AMERICAN HORROR STORIES: After revealing the AMERICAN HORROR STORY Season 10 poster, franchise co-creator Ryan Murphy shared a new poster for the upcoming AHS anthology spinoff series AMERICAN HORROR STORIES, as well as a few details about the project.

In his post, Murphy said: "We are doing 16 one hour stand alone episodes delving into horror myths, legends and lore…many of these episodes will feature AHS stars you know and love. More to follow…" (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** SLASHER FLESH & BLOOD: Shudder announced that Canadian horror icon David Cronenberg will join the cast of their anthology series SLASHER FLESH & BLOOD for the next season. SLASHER FLESH & BLOOD follows a wealthy but dysfunctional family gathering for a reunion on a secluded island. Their old wounds and competitive rivalries flare up when the family realizes a masked killer is on the island, intent on cruelly picking them off one by one. (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)

----- November 12, 2020 -----

** CUTTING MOMENTS Blu-ray: FAMILY PORTRAITS A TRILOGY OF AMERICA is coming to Blu-ray from Severin Films. The worldwide Blu-ray premiere of Douglas Buck's devastating anthology now scanned in 2k from the negative.

Disc Specs:
- Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
- Audio: English Mono
- Closed Captions: English
- Region 0/Free

Bonus Features:
- Commentary with Director Douglas Buck
- Commentary with Maitland McDonagh
- AFTER ALL - Early Short Film
- CUTTING MOMENTS Interviews, Circa 1998
- That's Dark - Podcast on CUTTING MOMENTS & Interview with Director Douglas Buck
- Deleted Scene - Prologue
- Behind the Scenes - Prologue
- Stills Galleries
- Trailer

** AMERICAN HORROR STORY: Ryan Murphy have AMERICAN HORROR STORY fans another hint at what's to come in season 10 with a cryptic Instagram post. The helmer posted a creepy shot of a mouth agape and full of razor-sharp teeth, with a tattoo pen seeming to have etched "AHS10" onto the tongue. While the poster doesn't reveal too much about the plot AMERICAN HORROR STORY season 10, the Instagram post adds to the series' nightmare-worthy imagery.

AMERICAN HORROR STORY was set to return to filming its tenth season in October, eyeing a delayed premiere in 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 production shutdown. Upon announcing the production restart date, Murphy posted an image of sharp chompers similar to those in Tuesday's post. (thanks to Deadline.com)

** VIDEO NASTY: Lionsgate has acquired Chris Thomas Devlin's horror spec script VIDEO NASTY with Seth Rogen slated to produce and Jonathan Levine eyeing to potentially direct.

The story centers on three teens who rent a cursed VHS and are pulled into an 1980s slasher movie that threatens to trap them forever. No cast has been set. Evan Goldberg, Josh Fagen, Greg Silverman, Jon Berg, Gillian Bohrer and James Weaver will also produce. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** PLAGUE TOWN: The homicidal, deformed children on a rampage film from from Severin's own David Gregory (BLOOD & FLESH: THE REEL LIFE AND GHASTLY DEATH OF AL ADAMSON, LOST SOUL: THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY'S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU) returns to home video in a sparkling new edition packed with illuminating bonus features.

Disc Specs:
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- Audio: English 5.1 & 2.0
- Closed Captions: English
- Region 0/Free

Bonus Features:
- 2009 Audio Commentary - Audio Commentary with Director David Gregory & Producer Derek Curl
- White Lace & Button Eyes - The Making of PLAGUE TOWN by Documentary Filmmaker Howard S. Berger
- A Visit to Plague Town - Behind the Scenes Featurette
- The Sounds of Plague Town
- Trailer
- Short Films - SCATHED, TIL DEATH
- Exclusive Limited Black Friday Edition includes exclusive Slip Case and the first ever release of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD.

----- November 11, 2020 -----

** Turbine 4K UHD releases: Coming soon from Turbine are these 4K UHD edition; THE FRIGHTENERS, LEATHERFACE, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN PARIS and HELLRAISER.

** SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK sequel: A few months ago came the news that Paramount and Entertainment One are proceeding with a sequel to 2019's SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK, the young adult-targeted horror film based on Alvin Schwartz's popular kids books.

The story follows a group of friends who discover a strange book with the ability to bring their greatest fears to life and saw characters like The Pale Lady, The Toe Monster, Harold the Scarecrow and the Jangly Man among others brought to life.

However the books contain at least five dozen stories and numerous more sketches and designs, and so there remains plenty of material left to mine. Andre Ovredal, who helmed the first film and is returning for the second, was asked how the new film was progressing this week. He tells Collider:

"Production-wise we're in a holding pattern, but not really because we're just developing the story and the script, which is a time consuming process because there's no point in making a sequel to that movie unless it's elevated and it's great and it's ideally better than the first movie. I learned so much on Scary Stories, but also about Scary Stories and I do think that we'll tap even more into [illustrator Stephen] Gammell's visual world in the sequel than we did in the first movie." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** IN THE EARTH: Neon has announced that filming has wrapped on REBECCA director Ben Wheatley's new pandemic horror feature and have announced the first synopsis for the feature which will be titled IN THE EARTH. The timely story is set in a world that searches for a cure to a disastrous virus as a scientist and park scout venture deep in the forest for a routine equipment run. Through the night, their journey becomes a terrifying voyage through the heart of darkness, the forest coming to life around them.

Joel Fry, Ellora Torchia, Hayley Squires and Reece Shearsmith co-star while Andy Starke produces. A 2021 theatrical launch is planned for the United States. Wheatley is currently prepping work for the action sequel TOMB RAIDER and is slated to direct a sequel to giant shark film THE MEG. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW: Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on December 15th. Available now on Digital. THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW Blu-ray contains the following special features:

- The Story and the Genre
- The Impetus
- Working with Jim Cummings
- The Design of the Werewolf
- The Story and the Genre

----- November 10, 2020 -----

** MY BLOODY VALENTINE: 40th Anniversary NECA Action Figure + Blu-ray Steelbook with Lithograph coming on February 9th from Shout! Factory. For the first time ever in action figure form, we are offering an exclusive 8" tall action figure by NECA - N.E.C.A of "The Miner" in retro-style box packaging. Featuring two accessories, a pickaxe and a heart in a box, this figure is limited to 4,000 units, so "axe" fast!

Also while supplies last, we are also offering up an exclusive, limited edition Blu-ray Steelbook release and a 28.5" x 16.5" rolled lithograph — both made exclusively for this promotion — that features newly-designed artwork from artist Orlando Arocena. The Steelbooks and Lithos are limited to 5,000 pieces. (Note: Content in the Steelbook is the same as our prior Blu-ray release. Region A.

** Jordan Peele's next horror film: GET OUT and US director Jordan Peele's next horror film has set a July 22nd 2022 release date. Peele will write, direct and produce the movie with story details under wraps. The film is one of two titles that was mentioned when Peele signed his rich five-year overall feature deal with the studio. US pulled in $255 million at the global box office while GET OUT" snagged $176 million. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** A QUIET PLACE spinoff: Filmmaker Jeff Nichols will write and direct an untitled spinoff connected to the events in the hit horror movie A QUIET PLACE at Paramount Pictures. The franchise is set in a post-apocalyptic world in which creatures with heightened hearing used sound to devour humankind. The first film followed a family trying their best to stay silent and stay alive.

John Krasinski, who directed and co-wrote the original 2018 movie and its still-unreleased sequel, came up with the idea for the new story. He will produce with Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller. A QUIET PLACE PART II was scheduled to open March 20th 2020 but the release was postponed and it now arrives April 23rd 2021. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN: The first, and perhaps the best of the long-running series of horror films from the house of Hammer, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee star in this landmark interpretation based on the famous Mary Shelley story.

- 1957 - 2 disc special edition
- New 2020 1080p HD Restoration Masters from 4K Scans of Preservation Separation Elements
- Run Time: 83:00
- Subtitles: English SDH
- Audio Specs: DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 - English
- Aspect Ratio: Disc One-1.85:1-16x9 Widescreen and 1.66:1-16x9 Widescreen
- Product Color: COLOR
- Disc Configuration: 2-BD 50

----- November 6, 2020 -----

** I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER The Complete Collection: Four young friends bound by a tragic accident are reunited when they find themselves being stalked by a hook-wielding maniac in their small seaside town.

- Limited Edition Rigid Slipcase
- Brand New Artwork By Joel Robinson
- 6 Artcards
- Double Sided Foldout Poster
- 44 Page Booklet with new writing by Emma Platts & Jimi Fletcher

[Disc 1] I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER
- DTS-HD MA 5.1 Surround Sound
- LPCM Stereo
- Optional English Subtitles
- Audio Commentary by Director Jim Gillespie and Editor Steve Mirkovich
- Audio Commentary by The Hysteria Continues
- Interview with Director Jim Gillespie
- He Knows What You Did - An Interview with Muse Watson
- Director's Short Film "Joyride"
- Director's Short Film "Joyride" with Audio Commentary
- 'Making Of' Featurette
- Music Video - "Hush" Performed by Kula Shaker
- Original Theatrical Trailer

[Disc 2] I STILL KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER
- DTS-HD MA 5.1 Surround Sound
- LPCM Stereo
- Optional English Subtitles
- Audio Commentary by The Hysteria Continues
- He Still Knows What You Did - An Interview with Muse Watson
- 'The Making Of' Featurette
- Music Video - "How do i Deal" Performed by Jennifer Love Hewitt
- Trailer

[Disc 3] I'LL ALWAYS KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER
- DTS-HD MA 5.1 Surround Sound
- LPCM Stereo
- Optional English Subtitles
- Audio Commentary by Director Sylvain White
- Audio Commentary by Dave Wain and Matty Budrewicz
- The 'Making Of' I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer

** IMPETIGORE: Coming to Blu-ray on 1/26 from Shudder and RLJE Films. Maya with her best friend, Dini, tries to survive in a city without a family. She realized that she might inherit a property from her rich family. Maya returns to the village with Dini and unaware of the danger was waiting for her.

** MARDI GRAS MASSACRE: Coming February 16th from Code Red DVD and distributed by Kino Lorber. A serial killer picks up prostitutes and sacrifices them to the Wind Gods. This monster who literally pulls the hearts out of his victims as part of his sadistic ritual, will stop at nothing. Rogue cops Abraham and Mayer are hot on his trail and go undercover on the seedy side of Bourbon Street to find the vicious killer before he strikes again. Jack Weis wrote and directed this cult classic was banned in the U.K. due to the film's excessive and graphic violence. Now see the Unrated and Uncut version of the gore classic in HD!

- Introduction by Our Hostess Maria Kanellis
- Interview with Villain William Metzo
- Trailers
- Region A/B/C

** SLITHIS: Coming February 23rd from Code Red and distributed by Kino Lorber. Finally, nature unleashes its revenge! From the pollution of our nuclear waste came the killer we cannot destroy. Our worst nightmares come to life with the terrifying, scaly monster – SLITHIS! First this nuclear mutant killed household pets near the canals of Venice, California. Now it preys on old couples and a homeless rotund man sleeping in the public men's room! In the tradition of JAWS, two outcasts, a teacher and a Jamaican sea-hunter, will take on the horrific monster to stop the slaughter!

- 2017 2K scan of the original camera negatives
- Trailer
- Region A/B/C

** GRIZZLY II REVENGE: Coming to Blu-ray 1/8 from Gravitas Ventures. All hell breaks loose when a giant Grizzly, reacting to the slaughter of Grizzlies by poachers, attacks at a massive big-band rock concert in the National Park.

----- November 5, 2020 -----

** WRONG TURN THE FOUNDATION: According to Film Ratings, director Mike P. Nelson's upcoming WRONG TURN reboot has officially been given an R-Rating from the MPAA for "strong bloody violence, grisly images and pervasive language." The ratings site also listed Saban Films as its distributor which might mean that Constantin Film will soon announce their team-up with Saban Films for a possible late 2020 release. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** DEMIGOD: Rachel Nichols is set to star in THE DINNER PARTY director Miles Doleac's new horror film DEMIGOD, which will shoot in December in Mississippi. Nichols will play Robin, who travels with her husband Leo (Yohance Myles) to Germany's Black Forest upon the death of her huntsman grandfather.

Soon after arriving at his secluded cabin, Robin realizes the inheritance left her is far more macabre than she had bargained for. She finds herself entrenched in an ancient hunting ritual that will force her to reckon with her family's past and her own will to overcome the monstrous obstacles in her path. Jeremy London, Sherri Eakin and Lindsay Anne Williams co-star. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** DEVIL STORY: Looks like the recent Vinegar Syndrome 2021 title hint of "French Spookies" was for Bernard Launois' DEVIL STORY from 1986. A zombie wearing a Nazi SS uniform terrorizes the French countryside. More details coming soon.

** THE UNSEEN: Coming February 16th from Scorpion Releasing and distributed by Kino Lorber.
- 2K Scan of the Original Negatives with Over 45 Hours of Color Correction
- Audio Commentary with Producer Anthony B. Unger and Actor Stephen Furst
- On-Camera Interview with Editor Jon Braun
- Kats Eyes: On Camera Interview with Producer Tony Unger
- Interviews with Actors Stephen Furst and Doug Barr with Make-Up Designers Craig Reardon and Tom Burman
- Make-Up Test Slides, Sketches and Behind-The-Scenes Stills from Craig Reardon's Personal Collection
- Watch this in "Katarina's Nightmare Theater" with Hostess Katarina Leigh Waters
- Theatrical Trailer
- Reversible Art
- Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
- Optional English Subtitles
- Region A/B/C

----- November 4, 2020 -----

** BLACK PHONE: SINISTER filmmaker Scott Derrickson will direct and adapt Joe Hill's novella BLACK PHONE into a feature for Blumhouse and Universal Pictures. Derrickson's frequent collaborator Robert Cargill will co-write the script and both will produce with Jason Blum while Hill will serve as executive producer.

Mason Thames and Madeleine McGraw will star in the story of a young man abducted and locked in a basement that's stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children. In the cellar with him is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** THE CELLAR: Epic Pictures has announced its upcoming Irish horror-thriller THE CELLAR has begun building its cast with the additions of the beautiful Elisha Cuthbert and Eoin Macken. Written and directed by Brendan Muldowney, the film tells the story of Keira Woods (Cuthbert), whose daughter mysteriously vanishes in the cellar of their new house in the country. Keira soon discovers there is an ancient and powerful entity controlling their home that she will have to face or risk losing her family's souls forever. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** RESIDENT EVIL reboot: Donal Logue will play police chief Brian Irons in the RESIDENT EVIL film reboot in the works at Constantin Film ahead of a planned release next year. 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 and more directly inspired by the first two games of the series.

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.

The gorgeous Kaya Scoledario (CRAWL) will play Claire Redfield who is heading into Raccoon City to visit her brother Chris Redfield (Robbie Amell). The film also stars Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine, Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia as Leon S. Kennedy, and Neal McDonough as William Birkin. Chad Rook and Lily Gao have been cast in supporting roles. Robert Kulzer, James Harris and Hartley Gorenstein are producing. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

----- November 3rd, 2020 -----

** HELLRAISER series: According to the Deadline.com web site, horror author Clive Barker has signed on as an executive producer on HBO's upcoming series adaptation of the HELLRAISER franchise, which is based on Barker's horror novella titled The Hellbound Heart. Should the project secure a series order, HALLOWEEN reboot director David Gordon Green is set to helm the first episodes.

"Delighted the HELLRAISER mythology is seeing a new life," Barker said in a statement. "It's time the stories went back to their roots. I'm eager to bring to a new audience the most powerful and ancient elements of horror: the darkest evil invading our human lives and how we must find in ourselves the power to resist it." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** THE LAIR: Neil Marshal (THE DESCENT) has been set to direct and produce the horror action THE LAIR at Highland Film Group. Shooting is scheduled to start next spring. The story centers on Royal Air Force pilot Lt. Kate Sinclair on her final flight mission when her jet is shot down over one of the most dangerous rebel strongholds of Afghanistan.

She finds refuge in an abandoned underground bunker where deadly man-made creatures – half-human, half-alien and hungry for human flesh – are awakened. Sinclair barely escapes and unknowingly leads the creatures back to a U.S. army base. Marshall dubs the project his "true return to full-blooded horror and intense genre action" in the style of his earliest films with the ai of "making something scary as hell, pulse-pounding and great fun." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** ORPHAN FIRST KILL: Isabelle Fuhrman is returning and Julia Stiles is joining her in ORPHAN FIRST KILL, a prequel to the 2009 ORPHAN which contains one of the most bizarro twist reveals in modern cinemas. The new film from Entertainment One and Dark Castle Entertainment will build on that twist.

William Brent Bell (THE BOY) takes over as director from the first film's Jaume Collet-Serra and filming is already underway in Winnipeg. David Coggeshall penned the script while James Tomlinson, Alex Mace, Hal Sadoff and Ethan Erwin are producing. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** BLOODY HELL: Directed by Alister Grierson. BLOODY HELL follows a man with a mysterious past who flees the country to escape his own personal hell... only to arrive somewhere much, much, worse. In an effort to survive this new horror, he turns to his personified conscience. Together, they must race against time to free themselves from a twisted family hiding.

----- November 2nd, 2020 -----

** THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS remake: Filmmaker Jordan Peele (GET OUT) is set to produce a remake of Wes Craven's 1991 horror satire THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS for Universal Pictures. Brandon Adams, Everett McGill, Wendy Robie, A.J. Langer and Ving Rhames starred in the original which followed a young boy and two adult thieves who become trapped in a house, belonging to a strange Reagan-esque couple known as the Robesons.

The soon find a lot more than they bargained for waiting for them in the dungeon-like basement. Inspired partly by a true story, the film received solid reviews for its satire of gentrification, class warfare, and capitalism. Win Rosenfeld will also produce. Peele is not expected to direct but he may have a hand in writing the script much like he did with Nia DaCosta's upcoming CANDYMAN revival. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** WILLY'S WONDERLAND: Coming to theaters, VOD, and cable in 2021.

** EVIL DEAD TRAP: Coming soon from Unearthed Films. Nami hosts a late night home video program. She receives a tape which appears to be a real snuff film. She and her crew investigate the location where she meets a man looking for his brother who warns her to stay away. As she gets closer to the truth, she and her friends are subjected to a brutal nightmare.

Evil Dead Trap 4K Trailer Coming Soon from Unearthed Films from Unearthed Films on Vimeo.

** SPELL: While flying to his father's funeral in rural Appalachia, an intense storm causes Marquis (Omari Hardwick) to lose control of the plane carrying him and his family. He awakens wounded, alone and trapped in Ms. Eloise's (Loretta Devine) attic, who claims she can nurse him back to health with the Boogity, a Hoodoo figure she has made from his blood and skin. Unable to call for help, Marquis desperately tries to outwit and break free from her dark magic and save his family from a sinister ritual before the rise of the blood moon.

** ANYTHING FOR JACKSON: A bereaved Satanist couple kidnap a pregnant woman so they can use an ancient spellbook to put their dead grandson's spirit into her unborn child but end up summoning more than they bargained for.

----- 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 Skarsgård, 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.



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