It's here in the Archives section that you will find the news of the last three months.

----- July 29, 2020 -----

** TRAIN TO BUSAIN sequel: Well Go USA Entertainment has announced an August 21st release date in select U.S. cinemas for the highly anticipated Korean zombie action sequel PENINSULA.

Set four years after South Korea's total decimation in TRAIN TO BUSAIN, Jung-seok is a soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland and 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. Yeon Sang-ho helms the film which recently opened in Asian markets to very strong numbers. (thanks to

** HALLOWEEN KILLS: Filmmaker David Gordon Green recently sat down with Total Film (via Games Radar) to discuss HALLOWEEN KILLS, the upcoming sequel to 2018's semi-reboot/sequel to the franchise's first film that scored good reviews and box-office.

Haddonfield Memorial Hospital will be returning to the new canon with Anthony Michael Hall set to play an adult Tommy Doyle, the kid from the original HALLOWEEN movie whom Jamie Lee Curtis' Laurie was babysitting and whom Paul Rudd previously played a version of in the now disregarded sixth film of the original franchise.

Both Nancy Stephens and Kyle Richards will reprise their roles of Nurse Marion and Lindsey Wallace from the original, while Robert Longstreet takes over the role of bully Lonnie Elam. In short, the new film will deal heavily with the town of Haddonfield itself and the impact of Myers' return:

"If the first film was somewhat retelling the origin of Myers and getting us up to speed with where Laurie had been all those years, then part two is about the outrage of Haddonfield. Mob Rules was our working title for the film. It's about a community that is united by outrage and divided in how to deal with evil."

While Curtis' Laurie Strode was the main character of the first film, she's not that in 'Kills' as she takes on more of an 'advisor' role, Green saying she's "a voice of both insight and reason that is trying to give a volatile community some sense of purpose in this film". Laurie remains the emotional core of the film even as her granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) takes more center stage as "Haddonfield's pitchfork-wielding ringleader" following the first film's events:

"When we met [Allyson], she was a very relatable, lovely girl-next-door type of character. Allyson here, just hours later… she is, in some ways leading the charge, and is one of the more bloodthirsty of the group. Whereas Karen (Judy Greer), who has dealt psychologically with her mother more intimately, is trying to resist the temptations… Events in the film bring together a lot of characters who were in the 1978 film who we didn't see last time. They gather to try, once and for all, to take down Michael, to stop this madman."

In many ways this marks a change for the franchise which, like many other horror films, deals with often oblivious town members whose cluelessness about a serial killer on the loose sees them quickly becoming victims. Green, Danny McBride, Paul Brad Logan and Chris Bernier penned the new film which opens October 15th next year. (thanks to

** DEAD DICKS: When Becky, a young nursing student receives a series of panicked messages from her older brother Richie, she rushes over to check on him. Following a seemingly successful suicide attempt, Richie, who suffers from mental illness, is not only very much alive but also what appears to be his own dead body. When Becca gets to his apartment, they find several more dead versions of Richie and together, try to figure out how and why he keeps being reborn each time he takes his own life.

----- July 28, 2020 -----

** THE CONJURING THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT: The project marks the third film in the main series of the horror franchise and the first not to have James Wan directing. Instead, Michael Chaves is taking over as helmer on the film which will see the return of Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson's characters.

Originally the movie was going to arrive in cinemas this September, but now it has been pushed back a full nine months and will arrive June 2021. Chaves has today taken to social media to let fans of the franchise know about the change and explains why we haven't seen a trailer for the film as yet:

"Our theatrical release has been pushed back to the hopefully bright, but distant future of June 4th 2021… I know – that date seems very far away.

I'm sure this brings some angst and frustration – even more than what everyone must be already feeling. I have my own personal list of movies, books, and video games that I'm counting down. Knowing that stuff is coming gives me a sense of stability in a very unstable world.

I do hear you guys. When you ask for a trailer – I'm not personally holding it on my computer waiting to release it. It's all part of a marketing campaign planned by the absolutely brilliant team at WB."

The new film starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy which takes the Warrens beyond anything they'd ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense.

With the exception of 2015, every year since 2013 has seen at least one THE CONJURING film franchise release whether it be a full THE CONJURING movie, an ANNABELLE film, THE NUN or THE CURSE OF LLORONA. The delay now changes that. (thanks to

** MY WIFE AND I BOUGHT A RANCH: Talks are underway with Shawn Levy and James Wan to produce an adaptation of the six-part Reddit story for Netflix. The streaming giant has made a commitment for the rights to the Matt Query short story, and scripting fees for the author's brother Harrison Query to write the screenplay. Scott Glassgold, Dan Cohen and Michael Clear will also produce.

The story involves a couple, Sasha and her ex-Marine husband Harry, who find their dream house in a ranch in Idaho and manage to snag it despite a lowball offer. Soon they find they are not alone in their new place – their neighbors inform them that there is a malevolent spirit in the valley.

The spirit manifests itself by coming to the house in the same manner at the start of each season. There are certain steps that must be followed to keep the spirit out of their house, and the tension and violence grows with each gory ritual as the duel between it and Harry becomes personal. (thanks to

** FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: Get a first look at the new season, premiering Sunday, October 11 at 9/8c.

** THE WALKING DEAD WORLD BEYOND: Get a first look at the new mythology and the first generation raised in the apocalypse. THE WALKING DEAD WORLD BEYOND premieres Sunday, October 4 at 10/9c.

** KILLROY WAS HERE: From Kevin Smith.

----- July 27, 2020 -----

** SAINT MAUD: Here's the new poster for the upcoming film.

** DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS: Coming to Limited Edition 4K UHD/Blu-ray/CD (and separate DVD) on October 27th! 50th Anniversary Limited Edition! New 4K Restoration!

International screen icon Delphine Seyrig (LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD) stars as Elizabeth Bathory, an ageless Countess with a beautiful young 'companion' (Goth goddess Andrea Rau) and a legendary legacy of perversion. But when the two women seduce a troubled newlywed couple (Canadian beauty Danielle Ouimet and John Karlen of DARK SHADOWS and CAGNEY & LACEY), they unleash a frenzy of sudden violence and depraved desire that shocked both art house audiences and grindhouse crowds worldwide.

Co-written and directed by Harry Kümel, DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS remains one of the most exquisitely mesmerizing adult horror films ever made. Blue Underground is now proud to present the uncensored Director's Cut of this classic psychosexual shocker in a gorgeous restoration, scanned in 4K 16-bit from its long-lost original 35mm camera negative, with Dolby Vision HDR and a new Dolby Atmos audio mix, packed with revealing extras!

- Audio Commentary #1 with Co-Writer/Director Harry Kümel
- Audio Commentary #2 with Star John Karlen and Journalist David Del Valle
- New! Audio Commentary #3 with Kat Ellinger, Author of Devil's Advocates: Daughters of Darkness
- Locations of Darkness - Interviews with Co-Writer/Director Harry Kümel and Co-Writer/Co-Producer Pierre Drouot
- Playing the Victim - Interview with Star Danielle Ouimet
- Daughter of Darkness - Interview with Star Andrea Rau
- New! Theatrical Trailers
- Radio Spots
- New! Alternate U.S. Main Titles
- New! Poster & Still Gallery
- Bonus! DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD by François de Roubaix
- Bonus! Collectible Booklet with new essay by Michael Gingold
- Audio: English (Dolby Atmos, 5.1 DTS-HD, 1.0 DTS-HD); French (1.0 DTS-HD)
- Subtitles: English SDH, Français, Espańol, English for French Audio
- Region Free
- Limited Edition Lenticular Slipcover on First Pressing Only!
- World Premiere! New 4K Restoration from the long-lost original 35mm camera negative, supervised and approved by Director Harry Kümel

** LOVECRAFT COUNTRY: This is family business. LOVECRAFT COUNTRY premieres August 16 on HBO.

** DON'T FUCK IN THE WOODS 2: The counselors at Pine Hills Summer Camp are getting the grounds ready for the upcoming summer season. While they set things up, joke around and poke around with each other, a mysterious girl shows up, weak and scared from a previous encounter with a creature that killed all her friends. Little do they know that something followed her to the camp and things are about to get slimy and bloody.

----- July 24, 2020 -----

** Alexandre Aja's O2: Netflix has come onboard filmmaker Alexandre Aja's newest feature, the French film is being produced by Getaway Films. Based on Christie LeBlanc's original Black List script, the story follows a young woman who wakes up in a medical cryo unit. She doesn't remember who she is or how she ended up sequestered in a box no larger than a coffin. As she's running out of oxygen, she must rebuild her memory to find a way out of her nightmare.

Aja has built an impressive genre list since breaking through with HIGH TENSION in 2003 and going on to success with THE HILLS HAVE EYES remake, PIRANHA 3D and last year very well regarded alligator flick CRAWL.

The project marks the return of Aja to a French-speaking feature with Melanie Laurent to headline the film alongside Mathieu Amalric and Malik Zidi. Aja, Gregory Levasseur, Vincent Maraval, Brahim Chioua and Noemie Devide produce with a mid-2021 release targeted. (thanks to

** SPREE: Meet Kurt from @kurtsworld96. He's about to take you on the ride of your life! Tune in and buckle up August 14th for a satirical horror film that takes down Influencer culture, social media madness and our violent society! Starring Joe Keery, Sasheer Zamata, Mischa Barton, John DeLuca, Josh Ovalle, Lala Kent, Frankie Grande with Kyle Mooney and David Arquette and directed by Eugene Kotlyarenko.

** CHUCKY TV series: It's official, Brad Dourif is returning as the voice of titular slasher doll Chucky for the upcoming TV series continuation of the franchise. In the CHUCKY series, a vintage Chucky doll turns up at a suburban yard sale and soon an idyllic American town is thrown into chaos as a series of horrifying murders begin to expose the town's hypocrisies and secrets.

Meanwhile, the arrival of enemies – and allies – from his past threatens to expose the truth behind the killings, as well as the demon doll's untold origins as a seemingly ordinary child who somehow became this notorious monster.

Dourif has portrayed the role in all of the films bar last year's standalone reboot. Don Mancini, who co-wrotee the first and penned the six sequels, is serving as showrunner and executive produces alongside David Kirschner and Nick Antoscia. (thanks to

** A QUIET PLACE PART II: John Krasinski's horror sequel has been moved from September 4th to April 23rd 2021.

----- July 23, 2020 -----

** Blue Underground 4K UHD Blu-ray: Blue Underground to release THE NEW YORK RIPPER and THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY on 4K UHD Blu-ray on August 25th. Blue Underground is proud to present critically acclaimed restorations of THE NEW YORK RIPPER and THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY in true 4K Ultra High Definition with Dolby Vision HDR and a new Dolby Atmos audio mix, bursting at the seams with hours of new and archival extras.

"We put a lot of time and work into restoring these films," said William Lustig, President of Blue Underground. " We're thrilled that fans can now view them at home in true 4K Ultra HD, with Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range and new Dolby Atmos audio mixes."

Disc 1 (4K UHD Blu-ray) Feature Film + Extras:
- Audio Commentary with Troy Howarth, Author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films
- Theatrical Trailer

Disc 2 (Blu-ray) Feature Film + Extras:
- Audio Commentary with Troy Howarth, Author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films
- The Art Of Killing - Interview with Co-Writer Dardano Sacchetti
- Three Fingers Of Violence - Interview with Star Howard Ross
- The Second Victim - Interview with Co-Star Cinzia de Ponti
- The Broken Bottle Murder - Interview with Co-Star Zora Kerova
- "I'm an Actress!" - 2009 Interview with Co-Star Zora Kerova
- The Beauty Killer - Interview with Stephen Thrower, Author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci
- Paint Me Blood Red - Interview with Poster Artist Enzo Sciotti
- NYC Locations Then and Now
- Theatrical Trailer
- Poster & Still Gallery

Disc 1 (4K UHD Blu-ray) Feature Film + Extras:
- Audio Commentary with Troy Howarth, Author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films
- Deleted Scene
- Theatrical Trailers
- TV Spot
- Poster & Still Galleries

Disc 2 (Blu-ray) Extras:
- Meet the Boyles - Interviews with Stars Catriona MacColl and Paolo Malco
- Children of the Night - Interviews with Stars Giovanni Frezza and Silvia Collatina
- Tales of Laura Gittleson - Interview with Star Dagmar Lassander
- My Time With Terror - Interview with Star Carlo De Mejo
- A Haunted House Story - Interviews with Co-Writers Dardano Sacchetti and Elisa Briganti
- To Build a Better Death Trap - Interviews with Cinematographer Sergio Salvati, Special Make-Up Effects Artist Maurizio Trani, Special Effects Artist Gino De Rossi, and Actor Giovanni De Nava
- House Quake - Interview with Co-Writer Giorgio Mariuzzo
- Catriona MacColl Q&A
- Calling Dr. Freudstein - Interview with Stephen Thrower, Author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci

** SPUTNIK: Due to her controversial methods, young doctor Tatiana Yurievna (Oksana Akinshina) is on the precipice of losing her medical license. Her career may not be over, though. After she's recruited by the military, Tatiana is brought to a secure science research facility to assess a very special case, that of Konstantin Sergeyevich (Pyotr Fyodorov), a cosmonaut who survived a mysterious space accident and has returned to Earth with a unique condition: there's something living inside of him that only shows itself late at night. The military has nefarious plans for it. Tatiana wants to stop it from killing Konstantin. And the creature itself thrives on destruction.

** THE ROOM: He's a struggling comic book artist, she's tired of her job in a big law firm. In search of a more authentic and healthy life, they leave the city and move into an old house in New Hampshire. They soon discover a secret hidden room that has the extraordinary power to materialize anything they wish for. Like children in a fairy tale, they spend days and nights indulging their every material desire. And then one day, they ask for something different: a child, a little boy of their own, only to discover some wishes have dire consequences. Starring Olga Kurylenko and Kevin Janssens, directed by Christian Volckman. The film is now available to watch on various Video On Demand platforms, Digital HD, DVD and Blu-ray.

----- July 21, 2020 -----

** THE CONJURING THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT: The upcoming third film in the series has been pished back to June 4th 2021.

** NINA FOREVER: Following the death of his girlfriend Nina (Fiona O'Shaughnessy), Rob (Cian Barry) is grief-stricken. But after a failed suicide attempt he begins to move on from the tragedy and falls for his colleague Holly (Abigail Hardingham). When Nina comes back from the grave to haunt them during their most intimate moments Rob and Holly try to figure a way out of their predicament.

** THE POOL: Dae, an insecure art director of commercial production company is left along to clear up a 6-meter deep deserted pool after the shooting. He falls asleep on an inflatable raft due to an unbearable fatigue. When he wakes up again the water level has sunk so low that he cannot climb out of the pool on his own. He screams for help but the only thing that hears him is some creature from a nearby crocodile farm.

** TRAIN TO BUSAIN sequel: The keenly-awaited release of PENINSULA, a sequel to 2016's celebrated and global smash hit South Korean zombie action thriller TRAIN TO BUSAIN, has made a big impact in the few places it has been able to be screened in Asian territories this past weekend.

Despite capacity limitations and other social distancing measures in these markets, the movie scored number one openings in four more Asian territories, finishing the weekend with a $20.8 million cumulative haul. Hitting its home market on Wednesday, the film completed its first five days in theaters with a cumulative haul of $13.2 million.

In Taiwan it earned $4.7 million over five days, in Malaysia it topped the box office for four days, in Singapore it became the top opening Korean film of all time besting its predecessor, and in Vietnam it played for three days from Friday and topped the chart each day. (thanks to

----- July 20, 2020 -----

** THE WALKING DEAD: The audience of THE WALKING DEAD has dwindled at pretty much the same rate it has been losing its various major cast members that were there when it began. The show still pulls in some of the best numbers on TV, but its juggernaut days are over. AMC seemed to be wanting some of its original prestige back though with the announcement of a big screen spin-off film that would see Andrew Lincoln return to the role of Rick Grimes.

That project has been on and off in development for some time and looked finally set to go into production when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. With a virtual Skybound Xpo panel taking place this weekend with some of the franchise's key players involved, the question was asked about where things currently stand with the movie. Skybound Entertainment co-founder David Alpert says (via CBM):

"We're coming along in a big way. We're just in this particular space where we have [to wait]. We can't shoot right now, so that's just the big thing holding us back. We are desperate to get back into production, and get everything going, but we have something really exciting, really unique, really different, and can't wait to get it going. We just have to wait for it to be safe."

The original comic's author and TV series producer Robert Kirkman is also heavily involved in the project and promises they're still working hard on continuing Rick's story:

"There's tons of stuff going on behind the scenes. I don't want anyone to think that we're just kind of waiting around for this pandemic to end. I would say that, if anything, the pandemic is going to make a lot of movies better. I think the Rick Grimes movie chief among them, just because we're getting a lot more time to cook this thing and make sure it's perfect. But when things do quiet down, you guys are going to hear a ton more about this movie."

The original comic will return in October, with new full-color 'Deluxe' versions of the original run with two issues coming monthly (no plans for tradepaperback versions at present). Dave McCaig is serving as colorist of the series. These editions will also include Kirkman's original handwritten plots with commentary discussing abandoned storylines and plot points changed during creation. (thanks to

** MR. LONELY: Spyglass Media Group has won rights to adapt the thirteen-minute short horror film MR. LONELY into a feature that will re-team MEET JIMMY director David-Jan Bronsgeest, writer Marc Bloom and producer Tim Koomen. David S. Goyer and Keith Levine will produce.

The story follows three young women who gather at a creepy cabin where they explore the mythology of Mr. Lonely, a rather evil fella. It is very atmospheric and frightening proof of concept. (thanks to

** CARMILLA: From director Emily Harris. Starring Tobias Menzies, Jessica Raine, Greg Wise, Hannah Rae and Devrim Lingnau.

----- July 17, 2020 -----

** POSSESSOR: NEON has released the first trailer and poster for Brandon Cronenberg's excellent and twisted mind fuck. Brandon, son of David Cronenberg, helms the story which follows corporate agent Tasya Vos (Andrea Riseborough) who works for a secretive organization that uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people's bodies – ultimately driving them to commit assassinations for high-paying clients. The project marks his second directorial effort and also stars Christopher Abbott, Tuppence Middleton, Sean Bean, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rossif Sutherland and Raoul Bhaneja. (thanks to

** CHUCKY TV series: After a vintage Chucky doll turns up at a suburban yard sale, an idyllic American town is thrown into chaos as a series of horrifying murders begin to expose the town's hypocrisies and secrets.

** SHINING VALE: After casting SCREAM franchise vet Courtney Cox earlier this year, the upcoming horror-comedy pilot SHINING VALE at Starz has found its leading male in Academy Award nominee Greg Kinnear (THE STAND), according to Variety.

Written by Jeff Astrof on a story from Astrof and Sharon Horgan, the pilot follows a dysfunctional family that moves from the city to a small town into a house in which terrible atrocities have taken place. But no one seems to notice except for Pat, the mom, who's convinced she's either depressed or possessed – turns out, the symptoms are exactly the same. Everyone has their demons – but are Pat's real? Or is this the portrait of a typical family torn apart by mental illness. Done in a funny, scary way. (thanks to

** MONSTROUS: Sylvia, a lonely 20-something, goes searching for answers after her friend mysteriously vanishes in Whitehall, NY, an Adirondack town known for its Bigfoot sightings. She sets off with a mysterious, charming young woman, Alex, hellbent on getting to Whitehall for different reasons. Sylvia soon learns that hiding in the woods is an evil more sinister than she could ever imagine. The film premieres On Demand and DVD August 11 from Uncork'd Entertainment.

----- July 15, 2020 -----

** MAD HEIDI: From the producer of IRON SKY comes MAD HEIDI – the first ever Swissploitation film. The little girl from the alps is back…with a vengeance. Now all grown up, Heidi is just a girl from the Alps in an alternative Switzerland that has fallen under fascist rule. Little does she know that her yearning for personal freedom will be the spark that ignites a revolution. From fondue torture to death by chocolate, MAD HEIDI is a true Swissploitation film. (thanks to

** UNCLE PECKERHEAD: When the punk-rock band DUH finds themselves on their first tour with a man-eating hillbilly for a roadie, the "gig life" is paved with nightmares and half-eaten bodies.

** PSYCHO: An uncut version of Alfred Hitchcock's PSYCHO is finally coming to the United States as part of The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection new box set. The four-film set released by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment features new 4K editions of REAR WINDOW, VERTIGO, PSYCHO and THE BIRDS along with: "hours of bonus features as well as the original uncut version of PSYCHO for the first time ever".

The official description says the film is: "the extended version of the movie as seen in theaters in 1960 is exactly as intended by Alfred Hitchcock and now available with additional footage for the first time." The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection will be available on UHD & Blu-ray on September 8th. (thanks to

** UNSEEN: Twin horror directors Jen and Sylvia Soska (AMERICAN MARY) are set to write, direct and produce the film UNSEEN at Radar Pictures. The feature is based on the audio-only mobile adventure game BLINDSIDE that has proven popular with both blind and sighted users.

The Soska twins are currently penning the screenplay for the film in which a Boston couple wake up blind in a terrifying world they cannot recognize. As the couple claw their way through this new reality, they fear their sanity slipping away. They sense the presence of a strange new species – one for which light is not a priority. The focus of the film's storytelling will be on what you hear rather than what you see. Michael Napoliello, Maria Frisk and Alex Power will produce. (thanks to

----- July 14, 2020 -----

** FRIDAY THE 13TH Collection: Scream Factory – with collaboration from Paramount Studios and New Line Cinema - is releasing the FRIDAY THE 13TH Collection Deluxe Edition Blu-ray set with a planned release of October 13th!

We're honored and beyond excited to have the chance to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the original 1980 classic in a big way. And rest assured, we will do our absolute best to make this the most definitive release ever of this iconic franchise. We genuinely love it just as much as you! Here's the details we can give you at this time:

- This is a Region A (U.S. & Canada) release.

- Housed in new collectible rigid slipcover case and packed with hours and hours of new and existing special features, this 16-disc set includes all 12 films: FRIDAY THE 13TH (1980), FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2 (1981), FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 3 (1982), FRIDAY THE 13TH THE FINAL CHAPTER (1984), FRIDAY THE 13TH PART V A NEW BEGINNING (1985), FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI JASON LIVES (1986), FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VII THE NEW BLOOD (1988), FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VIII JASON TAKES MANHATTAN (1989), JASON GOES TO HELL THE FINAL FRIDAY (1993), JASON X (2001), FREDDY VS. JASON (2003) and FRIDAY THE 13TH (Remake) (2009).

- Each film inside the slipcover packaging will receive a dedicated Blu-ray case featuring original theatrical artwork. Some films in the set will have reversible sleeves with alternative cover art, giving you the option to swap them around.

- New & existing extras from prior home entertainment releases are in progress and will be revealed in full on a later date. Some highlights include two bonus discs packed with extras, an exclusive 40 pages collectible essay booklet with archival still photography, and new 4K film transfers for FRIDAY THE 13TH (1980) (Both theatrical & unrated versions), FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2, FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 3 (in 2D – and, FINALLY, presented in real 3D), FRIDAY THE 13TH THE FINAL FRIDAY and JASON GOES TO HELL THE FINAL FRIDAY (both theatrical and unrated versions).

** MOTEL HELL: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the "meat"-eating cult classic, Scream Factory present 1980's horror comedy MOTEL HELL again but now in an all-new Blu-ray Steelbook packaging!

- Official street date is Oct 13th for U.S. and Canada territories (Region A) just in time for Halloween.
- We are preparing a new 4K scan of the film from the original negative. All bonus features from the prior Blu-ray release will be ported over as well.
- Only 5,000 units are being produced total.

** SHIVERS: The Vestron Video Collector's Series returns when legendary director David Cronenberg's horror classic Shivers arrives on Blu-ray and Digital September 15 from Lionsgate. Vestron Video has been a leader in remastering the most unique and wide-ranging selection of classic films. A timeless take on sexual horror produced by Ivan Reitman, the film stars Paul Hampton, Joe Silver, and Lynn Lowry. With five new special features including an all-new audio commentary with David Cronenberg, SHIVERS will be available on Blu-ray for the suggested retail price of $17.99. Special features:

- New Audio Commentary with Writer-Director David Cronenberg and Co-Producer Don Carmody
- New "Mind Over Matter" – An Interview with Writer-Director David Cronenberg
- New "Good Night Nurse" – An Interview with Actress Lynn Lowry
- New "Outside and Within" – An Interview with Special Make-Up Effects Creator Joe Blasco
- New "Celebrating Cinépix" – An Interview with Greg Dunning
- Archival 1998 David Cronenberg Interview
- Still Gallery with Optional Archival Audio Interview with Executive Producer John Dunning
- Theatrical Trailers
- TV Spot
- Radio Spots

----- July 13, 2020 -----

** RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE: What are the real consequences when life begins to imitate art? Comic book creator Todd Walkley, his wife Kathy, assistant Aurora and best friend, Hard Calibre Comics owner Ezra, embark upon a road trip from Toronto to NYC comic con and bad things start to happen. People start getting killed.

** SHE DIES TOMORROW: After waking up convinced that she is going to die tomorrow, Amy's carefully mended life begins to unravel. As her delusions of certain death become contagious to those around her, Amy and her friends' lives spiral out of control in a tantalizing descent into madness.

** WOLF CREEK: Actor John Jarratt has revealed that both a third WOLF CREEK film and a third season in the tie-in TV series are in the works. Jarratt plays the murderous Mick Taylor in the Australian outback-set horror franchise which hails from writer/director Greg McLean. The first film hit in 2005 with the second arriving in 2014 and the TV show kicking off in 2016. In a Facebook post this week, Jarratt says he and McLean are working on both projects though it's unclear when they might begin production:

"Hey guys! Let's have a little chat about the return of our old mate Uncle Mick… To my delight, I have received an overwhelming amount of messages about WOLF CREEK 3 the season and the movie. Greg McLean and I have both projects in the works but unfortunately [the situation] has the world at a standstill. I promise to keep you updated as we all try our best to get through these tough times."

McLean, who penned and directed both movies as well as episodes of the show, previously said in 2018 that "WOLF CREEK 3" would happen. McLean's other works include croc tale ROGUE and the Daniel Radcliffe-led JUNGLE. (thanks to

** LA PASAJERA: From filmmakers Raúl Cerezo and Fernando González Gómez comes this new horror film. THE PASSENGER is a harrowing horror play that relies mainly on its characters and takes place in a suffocating atmosphere. It tells the story of a van shared by several passengers that runs over a hiker who walks at night on a secondary road. After taking her to the vehicle to take her to the nearest hospital, the occupants soon understood that they only had to comply with a clear rule: not to sit next to her. (thanks to

** Rob Savage horror film: Sam Raimi will produce a new one location-set supernatural horror feature which Rob Savage (STRINGS) will direct from a script by Micah Ranum. Raimi Productions is taking the project out to studios next week and Raimi and Zainab Azizi will produce. (thanks to

----- July 10, 2020 -----

** HALLOWEEN KILLS: Announced earlier this was the sequel had been delayed a full year – from this October to next October. The trailer confirmed that the film starts off directly after the events of the last movie with the Strode family on the back of a truck escaping as Laurie's house, with Michael Myers trapped in the basement, is burning.

Now the film's co-writer Danny McBride has spoken to Empire Online (via CBM) a bit more about the storyline for the film which serves as a middle chapter of the 'modern trilogy' of these movies:

"It takes place the same night, picking up where the last movie ended. Events in the film bring together a lot of characters who were in the 1978 film who we didn't see last time. They gather to try, once and for all, to take down Michael, to stop this madman."

The film's director and co-writer David Gordon Green also spoke about the new film's themes and how Jamie Lee Curtis' performance in the previous film led them to go much further this time:

"This first one was more about Laurie's life of isolation after Michael and her attempts at revenge. It was personal. This is more about the unravelling of a community into chaos. It's about how fear spreads virally.

We learned that Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie is capable of anything! We didn't know what to expect working with her. The fact she could do her own stunts, kick everybody's ass and be a joy to work with – that definitely meant re-evaluating what we wanted to do with the next chapter of the story. We were excited to write without limitations about what Laurie can do." (thanks to

** Alexandre Aja's TOMIE: Quibi gives the greenlight to TOMIE based on the hit horror manga series of the same name. Based on the cult hit manga series by Junji Ito, TOMIE is the story of a beautiful high school girl (Adeline Rudolph) who goes missing and pieces of her body are discovered scattered around a small town. But what starts out as a murder mystery turns into something even more horrific. (thanks to

** SHELL: HBO Max has acquired Jack Stanley's spec script SHELL, a satirical horror tale with sci-fi elements set in the health and beauty industry, and have attached actor and filmmaker Max Minghella to direct. Plot details are under wraps. Fred Berger and Alicia Van Couvering produce. (thanks to

** THE VIGIL: After agreeing to be an overnight shomer (a Jewish practice in which a person watches over the body of a recently deceased community member), a young man who's lost his faith discovers the house in which he's sitting the vigil hides a dark and terrifying secret.

** TRAIN TO BUSAIN sequel: Well Go USA has officially set the U.S. release date for director Yeon Sang-Ho's highly-anticipated TRAIN TO BUSAIN sequel PENINSULA. Selected as one of the 56 titles for the 2020 Cannes Film Festival, the South Korean zombie thriller is scheduled to arrive in 150 theaters across the U.S. and Canada on Friday, August 7. In addition, Shudder has successfully acquired the exclusive streaming rights for the sequel which they're planning to debut in 2021.

"PENINSULA is one of the most anticipated horror movie sequels of the last decade and exactly the kind of film Shudder members are hungry for," Shudder's general manager Craig Engler said. "Yeon Sang-ho set the bar for zombie movies with TRAIN TO BUSAIN and its prequel SEOUL STATION, and we're thrilled to be the home of his new masterpiece—and the only place where movie lovers will be able to stream this outstanding trilogy together." (thanks to

----- July 8, 2020 -----

** HALLOWEEN KILLS: From David Gordon Green and John Carpenter. We write this to you heartbroken over the fact that the delay of our film is even a discussion, but if there's one thing that a career in the film industry has prepared us for, it is the unexpected. Over the past few weeks, our film family has looked at the forecast of theatrical exhibition with obvious concern. We have discussed and struggled with how best to present HALLOWEEN KILLS to the loyal fans around the world, as well as the new audience we hope to invite to this experience.

It was a wild and vibrant production. We lined up a cast of legacy characters like Laurie and Tommy, Lindsey, Lonnie, Marion, Brackett and The Shape, then alongside some new faces, we aggressively made the second chapter of our HALLOWEEN trilogy. It unfolded into an experience that was a creative playground and we feel confident that our misfit pleasures will be seen as an unexpected entry into this franchise. If we release it in October of this year as planned, we have to face the reality that the film would be consumed in a compromised theatrical experience. After weighing our options, we have chosen to push the film's theatrical release by one year.

On top of a traditional release, Universal has agreed to an IMAX presentation of the film in October 2021. We are sound mixing with one of the greatest design teams that can slash, scream and creep their way under your skin. We're going to have time to complete the film with the quality that fans deserve. And preparation on HALLOWEEN ENDS has begun as well. It is an honor to be working with these characters and spending time in Haddonfield. We look forward to sharing our next chapters with you.

** THE WOLFMAN: Having reinvented THE INVISIBLE MAN earlier this year to great acclaim, Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions are sticking with what they know – namely Australian filmmaker Leigh Whannell. Whannell is reportedly in negotiations to direct the upcoming new iteration of THE WOLFMAN which has Ryan Gosling attached to star. Blumhouse has also now boarded the picture to produce along with Gosling.

Whannell will also be writing the treatment for the film, based on an original idea of his own and inspired by the 1941 classic. Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo will then write the script. THE INVISIBLE MAN cost just $7 million to make but pulled in not just stellar reviews but a $124 million worldwide gross. (thanks to

** CANDYMAN: The revival is being pushed back a further three weeks – going from September 25th to October 16th this year. (thanks to

** THE FOREVER PURGE: The upcoming film has been pushed back for a July 9th 2021 release. (thanks to

----- July 7, 2020 -----

** SATAN'S SLAVE: Coming to Blu-ray on 8/4 from Shudder and RLJE Films! After Rini's mother dies from a mysterious illness, her ghost begins to appear throughout the house. Terrorizing the family, she lurks the hallways and calls out to them at night. To protect her little brothers, Rini traces back the roots of the evil and discovers the horrifying truth. Their mother has made a deal with the devil, and she has not returned to visit…she wants to take one of them with her.

** FRIED BARRY: Barry is a drug-addled, abusive bastard who - after yet another bender - is abducted by aliens. Barry takes a backseat as an alien visitor assumes control of his body and takes it for a joyride through Cape Town.

** LAST NIGHT IN SOHO: In a new interview with Empire, director Edgar Wright teased new details about Focus Features' forthcoming horror film LAST NIGHT IN SOHO, describing it as something very different from his previous films. The outlet also provided the first brief description of Thomasin McKenzie and Anya Taylor-Joy's mysterious characters in the film, who are set as a fashion designer and an aspiring singer, respectively.

"It will feel very different to my other films," Wright said. "But I've always liked films which have a slow burn into something else, and a lot of my movies have that feeling. Last Night starts in a more psychological realm and then starts to get increasingly intense as it goes along. And I always like to gravitate towards making a film in genres I miss, and there's a certain type of psychological horror film that you got more in the '60s and '70s, that have something of an operatic nature. I'm using that kind of visual grammar." (thanks to

** TRAIN TO BUSAIN sequel: Cinemas in Singapore will re-open later this month and the Korean-made TRAIN TO BUSAIN sequel PENINSULA is expected to be among the first wide-release new title to play Singapore theaters. It is currently scheduled for a July 15th day-and-date release co-ordinated with the film's premiere in South Korea. (thanks to

----- July 6, 2020 -----

** R.I.P. Ennio Morricone: Renowned Oscar-winning Italian composter Ennio Morricone has died at the age of 91. Morricone died in Rome following complications from a fall last week in which he broke his femur. Morricone has more than 500 scoring credits to his name including tons of genre films. We lost of musical genius...

** AT THE MOUNTAIN OF MADNESS: For over a decade, filmmaker Guillermo del Toro struggled to get the Antarctica-set project going and at one point came incredibly close with Tom Cruise to star and James Cameron to produce. The trouble is, that version cost $150 million and would have carried an R-rating – too much of a risk for Universal Pictures who balked and scrapped it.

In a recent interview with Indiewire though, Del Toro revealed that his commitment to making the movie is iron clad and will remain as long as he's alive: "This is why I wear this ring, since the project got cancelled. This is the fake ring about a fake university, the one that appears in the book, Miskatonic University, and I'm gonna wear it until I make the movie. They may bury me with it."

Though considered one of the greatest horror authors, H.P. Lovecraft's books have defied adaption over the years with arguably the most successful translation being John Carpenter's 1995 film IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS which is effectively a homage to much of the author's work and his Cthulhu Mythos.

'Mountains' is one of his signature works – an atmospheric 1931 story which follows explorers in Antarctica who uncover the remains of highly evolved creatures neither plant or animal. Investigating a gigantic mountain range, they come upon an abandoned ancient city. Their explorations underground causes something to stir from its slumber. Del Toro spoke about the challenge of getting it translated:

"It's difficult to tackle. We had James Cameron as a co-producer with me… we had Tom Cruise [to star] and we thought we were gonna get it made and we didn't, it didn't happen. These are not decisions you make.

Most of us filmmakers, we exist in a world that moves above our paygrade. People think that our career is a series of decisions. Our career is a series of accidents happening with your decisions on top. You don't decide to do one movie instead of another." (thanks to

** Stephen King's REVIVAL: Following critical raves for Warners' DOCTOR SLEEP and Netflix's GEALD'S GAME, filmmaker Mike Flanagan has offered an update on a third film adaptation of a Stephen King horror novel he has in the works – REVIVAL. Also in production at Warners, Flanagan came on board the project a few months ago and has now confirmed completion of his first draft of the screenplay to The Kingcast. He calls it "dark and cynical" and says the author has given his approval:

"What I love about it is it's a return to cosmic horror, which I think is so fun. It is relentlessly dark and cynical and I'm enjoying the hell out of that. This is just bleak and mean and I like it for that. I haven't gotten to end a movie that way since ABSENTIA maybe? Maybe OUIJA? This one was a really fun piece of material for me because I get to be like, 'Oh, you want a dark ending? Okay. Cool. Get ready.'"

The 2014 novel centered on a relationship between a heroin-addicted musician and a dubious faith healer with a hidden agenda, with the minister obsessed with trying to find a way to communicate with his departed wife and child. In the process he accidentally taps into a horror from beyond the stars.

A film adaptation was previously in the works at Universal Pictures with Josh Boone set to write and direct the project. Boone recently helmed the CBS All Access event series adaptation of THE STAND airing later this year. Flanagan and Trevor Macy will produce. (thanks to

----- July 3rd, 2020 -----

** AMULET: The film follows Tomaz, a former soldier who is left homeless after an accident and takes refuge in the decaying home of Magda, a lonely young woman in desperate need of help as she cares for her ailing mother. At first hesitant, Magda soon welcomes Tomaz into their lives. But as he gets closer to and begins to fall for Magda, Tomaz notices strange and unexplainable phenomena. Something seems very wrong with the mysterious old woman who never leaves the top floor, and Tomaz begins to suspect that Magda may in fact be a prisoner to her otherworldly bidding.

** CARMILLA: Isolated from the outside world, fifteen-year-old Lara (Hannah Rae) lives in seclusion on a vast country estate with her father and strict governess Miss Fontaine (Jessica Raine). Late one evening, a mysterious carriage crash brings a young girl (Devrim Lingnau) into their home to recuperate. Lara immediately becomes enchanted by this strange visitor who arouses her curiosity and awakens her burgeoning desires. (thanks to

** LOVECRAFT COUNTRY: The Jordan Peele & J.J. Abrams produced series will premiere on HBO and it's set to debut on Sunday, August 16 at 9 p.m. EST. The story follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he joins up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father (Michael Kenneth Williams). This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback. (thanks to

** Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition: Calling all horror writers! The second annual Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition is accepting entries from July 1st, 2020. The Screenwriters Network is thrilled to partner with literary managers, producers and executives to unearth the next visionary talent in horror. The Top 10 scripts will be read by a star-studded panel of industry judges, with a further combined $5,000 worth of prizes up for grabs including copies of Final Draft screenwriting software, waived entry fees to multiple screenwriting contests, increased rank on Coverfly's The Red List, free subscriptions to on-demand horror streaming service Shudder, and more. For more details, check out this link.

----- July 2nd, 2020 -----

** WILLY'S WONDERLAND: Here's the poster for the newly titled film in which Nicolas Cage battles animatronic characters at a Chuck E. Cheese-style family entertainment center. Boasting the tagline"Let playtime begin," Kevin Lewis helms the film which has some obvious FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S vibes. Cage plays a janitor stranded in a remote town who works off a debt to pay for his car repairs by cleaning an abandoned theme park full of animatronic characters which come to life at night. (thanks to

** THE CONJURING 3 THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT: The film has moved from its September 11th date to sometime in 2021.

** Rob Zombie trilogy: Rob Zombie's family of serial killers is coming home in style, in the Rob Zombie trilogy arriving September 8 on Steelbook Blu-ray from Lionsgate, exclusively at Target. This includes the grizzled, horrifying films HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES, THE DEVIL'S REJECTS and 3 FROM HELL. Featuring all new artwork from artist Vance Kelly, the Rob Zombie trilogy will be available for the suggested retail price of $34.99.

** I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS: The new horror film from celebrated BEING JOHN MALKOVICH scribe turned writer/director Charlie Kaufman has set a premiere date. Jessie Buckley, Jesse Plemons, Toni Collette, and David Thewlis star in I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS which Netflix is set to release on September 4th.

An adaptation of the Iain Reid novel of the same name, Kaufman is likely to change up the source material much in the same way he did with ADAPTATION. The book begins with a road trip as a young woman off to meet her boyfriend's parents on their secluded farm, whilst at the same time she is thinking of ending things. When he makes an unexpected detour, leaving her stranded, a twisted mix of palpable tension, psychological frailty and terror ensues. (thanks to

** Nick Simon's untitled horror film: THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS helmer Nick Simon has completed filming on an upcoming untitled horror feature for Spectrum Studios. The entire writing, pre-production and filming process took place remotely during global quarantine and unfolds on computer screens and filmed in found footage style.

The story explores the behind-the-scenes lives of moderately famous actors who will do anything to save their careers and keep sharing their craft with the world. With their hit TV show on the brink of cancellation, six actors decide to film their own horror movie. In their search for a plot, they unintentionally summon a spirit with an affinity for violence, who starts picking them off one vapid actor at a time.

The script was co-written by Simon and Luka Baines (UNDER THE SILVER LAKE) who also star in the project alongside Claire Holt, Kal Penn, Darren Barnet, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Katherine McNamara, Timothy Granaderos, Kevin Daniels and Sohm Kapila. Post-production is expected to wrap by September. (thanks to

----- June 30, 2020 -----

** Arrow Video US - July 2020: Coming out July 7th is ZOMBIE FOR SALE. This zom-com from first-time Korean director Lee Min-jae is the story of a giant pharmaceutical company's experiment gone wrong. The result? A revitalised zombie with the power of youthful life. This hilarious release includes a Q&A with Min-jae, audio commentary, and more.

Also on July 7th is BLACK RAINBOW from legendary British director Mike Hodges. Rosanna Arquette stars as a medium that witnesses a hitman killing a whistleblower in her latest vision. The hitman becomes aware of this and places the medium on his list. This release features a brand new restoration approved by Hodges.

** IMPETIGORE: After surviving a murder attempt in the city, Maya, a down-on-her-luck young woman, learns that she may inherit a house in her ancestral village. With her friend Dini, Maya returns to the village of her birth, unaware that the community there has been trying to locate and kill her to remove the curse that has plagued the village for years. As she begins to discover the complicated reality about her past, Maya finds herself in a fight for her life. Starring Tara Basro, Ario Bayu, Marissa Anita, Christine Hakim, Asmara Abigail, directed by Joko Anwar.

** LEGIONS: From Argentine filmmaker Fabien Forte. LEGIONS follows an incarcerated man who must summon his powers of sorcery to escape and rescue his daughter from danger.

** THE TERROR INFAMY: AMC's critically acclaimed original anthology series THE TERROR INFAMY The Complete Second Season arrives on Blu-ray and DVD August 18 from Lionsgate. World War II-era Japanese-Americans on Southern California's Terminal Island are menaced by a "bakemono," or, folkloric specter. Suffering forced evictions and imprisonment after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Terminal Islanders are hounded by prejudice and injustice, as well as bad omens and bizarre deaths. One of them, Chester Nakayama, decides to take on the malevolent entity, journeying to realms of evil in both the present…and the distant past.

** CANDYMAN: This September, Oscar winner Jordan Peele unleashes a fresh take on the blood-chilling urban legend that your friend's older sibling probably told you about at a sleepover: CANDYMAN. Rising filmmaker Nia DaCosta (LITTLE WOODS) directs this contemporary incarnation of the cult classic.

----- June 29, 2020 -----

** THE BEACH HOUSE: Starring Liana Liberato, Noah Le Gros, Jake Weber and Maryanne Nagel, directed by Jeffrey A. Brown. Escaping to a family's beach house to reconnect, Emily and Randall find their off-season trip interrupted by Mitch and Jane Turner, an older couple acquainted with Randall's estranged father. Unexpected bonds form as the couples let loose and enjoy the isolation, but it all takes an ominous turn as increasingly strange environmental phenomena begin to warp their peaceful evening. As the effects of an infection become evident, Emily struggles to make sense of the contagion before it's too late.

** BENNY LOVES YOU: After the accidental death of his parents, Jack must sell his family home and start a new life. Cleaning out the house, Jack trashes his family belongings including his beloved childhood stuffed animal, Benny. It's a move that turns deadly as Benny springs to life with one goal in mind, protect Jack at all cost!

** METAMORPHOSIS: In this inventive and knowing new take on demonic possession, Joong-Su, an exorcist, must face a demon he tragically failed to defeat in the past when it targets his brother's family next. The demon assumes the form of different family members to sow confusion and distrust, destroying the unit from within. With his loved ones in peril, Joong-Su must face the demon again, at the risk of his own life. Starring Bae Sung-Woo, Sung Dong-Il and Jang Young-Nam. Directed by Hong-Seon Kim.

** Universal & Blumhouse Dark Universe: Universal originally planned the Dark Universe initiative which would revive their classic monsters franchises in a shared universe. The failure of that plan saw the studio scratch that approach and turn to producer Jason Blum for low-cost and more standalone works based on the properties.

The initiative was successful with its early effort in the form of Leigh Whannell's THE INVISIBLE MAN and soon after several projects were announced. The Den of Geek web site spoke with Blum recently and asked whether the Dark Universe plan has been retooled and is being retrofitted for these films. Blum says no:

"We have no plans to do that. The way Universal is handling them is they're just kind of looking at each one individually as one-offs. But I personally love them and we had a great experience on THE INVISIBLE MAN, and I'd love to do more for sure."

The Ryan Gosling-led new THE WOLFMAN and Karyn Kusama's new take on DRACULA are both in the works with Blum confirming Kusama is the only attached player at present to DRACULA. (thanks to

----- June 26, 2020 -----

** George A. Romero's lost film: New York and Los Angeles-based arthouse genre sales company Yellow Veil Pictures have acquired the worldwide sales rights for THE AMUSEMENT PARK, the formerly lost film from iconic filmmaker George A. Romero, at this week's virtual Cannes market.

Recently discovered and restored 46 years after its completion by the George A. Romero Foundation and produced by Suzanne Romero, THE AMUSEMENT PARK was restored in 4k by IndieCollect in New York and is an alluring snapshot of the filmmaker's early artistic capacity and style, and would go on to inform his ensuing filmography. The film was originally commissioned by the Lutheran Society to raise awareness about ageism and elder abuse, however, Romero conceived of what was perhaps his wildest, most imaginative movie, an allegory about the nightmarish realities of growing older. The film stars MARTIN's Lincoln Maazel as an elderly man who finds himself disoriented and increasingly isolated as the pains, tragedies, and humiliations of aging in America manifested through roller coasters and chaotic crowds. (thanks to

** SPARE PARTS: Here's the trailer and poster for the upcoming film. In a godforsaken bar in the middle of nowhere – an all-girl punk band, Ms. 45, rip the stage apart with their punk spirit. Their performance impresses an enthusiastic fan who lures the girls into a trap, sedates them and starts… customizing them. The four wake up with an axe, drill or chainsaw attached to one arm and are forced to fight gladiator-style, in an arena style auto-wrecking yard for the amusement of the Emperor and his sadistic townsfolk. The women must now truly band together and use all of their talents if they're going to get out alive.

** INITIATION: Saban Films have acquired the rights to John Berardo's film. (thanks to

** BUTCHERS: Here's the trailer for the upcoming film.

** THE VELOCIPASTOR sequel: The Hollywood Reporter has brought word that a sequel is in development. The next film, titled OUTBACK DRACULA, will be a spiritual successor to the first and will be set in the 1880s Australia and follow a psychic, lesbian schoolteacher as she teams up with the world's greatest adventurer to find her missing girlfriend and to defeat Dracula and his Golden Army of the Undead. Steere says the film will have "the same insane, anything-goes tone" as its predecessor and that it has managed to "substantially increase" the budget in comparison to the last one and that he has co-written the script with Jesse Gouldsbury, who is producing alongside Steere. (thanks to

----- June 25, 2020 -----

** EVIL DEAD RISE: Franchise star and producer Bruce Campbell has confirmed some details and offered up some new ones. The official name is now EVIL DEAD RISE and it will be a standalone film with a whole new setting far from the previous films' infamous forest cabin.

Campbell tells the outler: "We're getting a new draft in. I don't think anything will happen until 2021. Full bore ahead, we're very excited about it. A whole, new ballgame. No more cabin in the woods." (thanks to

** Netflix's THE HILLS HAVE EYES FOR YOU: Filmmaker Eli Craig (TUCKER & DALE VS EVIL) has signed on to direct. BEHIND THE MASK THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON co-writer David Stieve penned the film with plot details under wraps. In a statement, producer Dan Farah says it is a: "fresh and fun love story set against the backdrop of an elevated horror comedy". (thanks to

** RUN RABBIT RUN: Nearly two weeks after the Emmy-winning actress signed on to star in the project, Daina Reid's horror-thriller RUN RABBIT RUN starring Elisabeth Moss (THE INVISIBLE MAN) has been acquired by STX Entertainment in the first major deal from the virtual Cannes market, according to The Hollywood Reporter. (thanks to

** BLACK WATER ABYSS: John Ridley and Sarah Smith penned the sequel to BLACK WATER, which revolves around a group of friends who explore a remote cave system deep in the forests of Northern Australia when a tropical storm hits. As rising floodwaters trap them deep below the surface, something even deadlier emerges from the darkness – killer crocodiles.

----- June 23, 2020 -----

** SUPERDEEP: Here's a new trailer for Arseny Syuhin upcoming horror film. A small research team went down below the surface to find out what secret the world's deepest borehole was hiding. What they have found turned out to be the greatest threat in history. And the future of humanity is in their hands.

** V/H/S 94: The "sequel" to the original V/H/S franchise is being written, developed and produced by David Bruckner (THE NIGHT HOUSE), who previously worked on the first film in the series on the highly-acclaimed segment AMATEUR NIGHT, which was spun off into the well-received horror-thriller SIREN in 2016. The reboot will also feature the return of filmmaking collective Radio Silence, who directed the "10/31/98" segment of the first film and also worked alongside Bruckner on the well-received horror anthology SOUTHBOUND. The READY OR NOT filmmakers, who were recently confirmed to be helming the next film in the SCREAM franchise, will produce the film alongside Bruckner. (thanks to

** THE HALLOWEEN TREE: Warner Bros. Pictures in the process of developing a film adaptation of author Ray Bradbury's novel titled THE HALLOWEEN TREE with Will Dunn attached to write the screenplay. The film will be co-production between Warner Bros. and production company 42 while Charlie Morrison is set to oversee the project.

First published in 1972, THE HALLOWEEN TREE follows the story of Tom and his schoolmates, who went out together to go trick-or-treating on Halloween. However, when they their plans for Halloween night have changed when they instead go investigate the strange happenings in their small town. Then, their friend Pip gets suddenly abducted by a powerful demon from the Land of the Dead. With the help of an unlikely ally, a mysterious figure named Moundshroud, Tom and his pals must journey into the Land of the Dead to save their friend. (thanks to

** THE CULLING: David F. Sandberg is returning to the horror genre to helm the religious thriller THE CULLING at Lionsgate. The film, which is coming from Stephen Herman's spec script, will follow a troubled priest who confines himself to a remote cabin in the middle of the woods where he attempts to make a last stand against the demon that terrorized his family when he was a child. (thanks to

** DUST: British actor Claire Foy (THE CROWN) is set to star in the self contained psychological horror feature DUST. Foy will play a young mother on a remote farmhouse in 1930s Oklahoma trapped by increasingly stifling dust storms. She takes extreme measures to protect her family while haunted by her past. Will Joines and Karrie Crouse (PROPAGATION) are to direct from a script from Crouse. (thanks to

----- June 18, 2020 -----

** HELLRAISER back to Clive Barker: Entertainment lawyer Larry Zerner, who has been on top of the FRIDAY THE 13TH lawsuits over the years, has posted a legal document on Twitter indicating Clive Barker has apparently sued for a declaratory judgment to allow him to get back his rights to his book "The Hellbound Heart" which launched the famed HELLRAISER franchise.

Zerner adds that: "Barker's termination (if effective) would not take place until December 19th 2021. If the producers can get a new movie out before then, they would be legally in the clear. Just nothing new after that date."

Zerner says Barker would get back his rights in the underlying story he wrote and also the rights in first script. He would not get any rights in things that were in any of the sequels that were added.

In April came news that HBO has ordered a TV series based on the property with David Gordon Green directing the pilot, while Michael Dougherty and Mark Verheiden are penning the screenplays. Producer David Bruckner is also developing a new film take on the property. For now it's unclear if or how either project's development will be affected. Changes to copyright law in 1976 means that many iconic horror franchises from the late 70s and 80s will soon enter issues over rights that could shift hands back to their creators. (thanks to

** WHISPERING CORRIDORS 6: Korea's Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan) has just announced the program for its 24th edition. Kicking off the event will be WHISPERING CORRIDORS THE HUMMING, the sixth entry in the long-running and acclaimed franchise that kicked off the K-horror boom back in 1998. Kim Seo-hyung of THE VILLAINESS takes on the lead role as a woman who returns as a vice principal to a school she was a student at, where mysterious events start to unfold. (thanks to

** DEEP BLUE SEA 3: From director John Pogue (THE QUIET ONES), comes the killer third installment of the shark franchise. Starring Tania Raymonde, Nathaniel Buzolic, Emerson Brooks, Bren Foster & Reina Aoi. On Digital 7/28 and Blu-ray 8/25.

** CANDYMAN: Anthony, a socially pronounced artist in Chicago who researches the urban legend of Candyman. After investigating the killer's last known whereabouts, strange killings begin to occur around Anthony. The protagonist will serve a role similar to that of Helen Lyle, the main character of the original movie.

----- June 17, 2020 -----

** DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS: Here's the cover for the upcoming Blue Undeground release coming this Fall.

** CREEPSHOW series: AMC's horror-focused streaming service Shudder has ordered a full set of scripts for a potential third season. In an official statement, Shudder general manager Craig Engler revealed that the new script order comes as a contingency plan for showrunner Greg Nicotero and the writers room to help "get as far ahead as possible" with a potential third season while they wait to resume shooting amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

"CREEPSHOW continues to be near and dear to my heart and having the opportunity to continue the legacy by developing season 3 gives me the chance to work with some of the best storytellers and artists in the business," Nicotero said in a statement. "The stories we have in the pipeline for season 2 are even more outrageous, more fun and capture the spirit of what George A. Romero and Stephen King started in the '80s." (thanks to

** HORRORSTÖR: New Republic Pictures has successfully acquired the rights to author Grady Hendrix's novel titled HORRORSTÖR, which is centered around a haunted IKEA-like furniture store. The production company is planning to adapt the horror comedy novel into a feature.

"I wrote HORRORSTÖR to be simultaneously funny and scary, while paying tribute to the retail warriors who staff our big box stores." Hendrix said in a statement. "Having the opportunity to adapt my novel into a movie is a dream come true. I couldn't be more excited about taking an audience and trapping them overnight with me in the flatpack hell that is Orsk — the ultimate haunted house, full of Infinite aisles, murderous ghosts, and incomprehensible faux-Scandinavian names."

First published in 2013, Horrorstör is set in Cleveland, Ohio where employees of Orsk furniture superstore have been experiencing something strange about their workplace. Every morning, they arrive to find broken Kjerring bookshelves, shattered Glans water goblets, and smashed Liripip wardrobes. However, the security cameras are not picking up the unusual things happening at night that's why the store managers are already panicking especially when their sales are being affected by this. (thanks to

** WITH TEETH: Malin Akerman has signed on as executive producer and have a key role in the horror film WITH TEETH which also stars Lydia Hearst, Kara Hayward and Jack Donnelly. K. Asher Levin directs from the script he co-wrote with Zack Imbrogno.

The story follows a group of superstar Internet influencers who are drawn to a reclusive billionaire's mansion only to find themselves trapped in the lair of a horrifyingly evil vampire. The only way out is to be saved by a famous online gamer (Hayward) and an old school vampire hunter set in his ways. (thanks to

** TRAIN TO BUSAIN sequel PENINSULA: The film takes place four years after the outbreak of zombies that were chasing protagonists on a train speeding south to Busan. The Korean peninsula is devastated and Jung-seok, a former soldier who has managed to escape overseas, is given a mission to go back and unexpectedly meets up with survivors. Here's the trailer in glorious 8K!

----- June 16, 2020 -----

GOREZONE is 22 years old today!

Twenty two years ago, the Internet was totally different. There was no Facebook, no Instagram, no Twitter, no Smartphones... actually most people had never "surfed" the world wide web. Back in June 1998, I decided to start GOREZONE because of the lack of coverage for the horror genre on the Internet. There was tons of sites dedicated to STAR WARS and STAR TREK, yet apart from a few good horror sites such as and, the net was leaving me wanting for more. GOREZONE was born as the first web site dedicated to daily horror news. 22 years later GOREZONE is still alive, independant and true to its original concept. Never sold out. Never gave up.

Twenty two years is a long time. Not surprisingly I remember the first day, working on my computer, creating the images in Photoshop and layout in Pagemill. I'd love to thank all the readers and everyone who helped the site through all these years! It means a lot to me. Thank you for believing in GOREZONE and making it the #1 source for bloody daily horror news!

----- June 15, 2020 -----

** BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN: Filmmaker David Koepp recently spoked to the Collider web site, as he was attached to BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, one of the film's in Universal's now aborted Dark Universe initiative. That version had Angelina Jolie rumored for the title role with Bill Condon attached to helm from Koepp's script. The project seemed to collapse three years ago, but Koepp has been quietly reviving it:

"That was one thing I did during quarantine – I brought back BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN into a place where I kind of always wanted it to be. Universal was very gracious to let me try again. Because they had geared up and shut down famously in the Dark Universe fiasco. Well, not fiasco, but disappointment.

So I have a version now and they have a version that we all really like. I think they're talking to directors now. It's not the great big, $150 million extravaganza with giant movie stars. It's not as scaled down as INVISIBLE MAN but much more reasonable, doable thing, with, I think, a really cool idea and it"s all present day." (thanks to

** CHILDREN OF THE CORN remake: After making headlines last month for continuing to film on the outskirts of Sydney, Australia despite the COVID-19 lockdown laws imposed throughout the country, producer Lucas Foster has confirmed that production has officially wrapped on director Kurt Wimmer's upcoming remake of the 1984 horror film CHILDREN OF THE CORN.

"We're thrilled to be able to announce the completion of principal photography with Elena, Kate, Callan and Bruce who lead our cast on this reimagining of Stephen King's timeless short story," Foster said in a statement. "We'd like to thank our cast and crew for their unrivalled professionalism, banding together to work to bring this movie to life. It was incredibly important to us to us to keep our production alive and to keep people employed and productive for as long as we could do so safely, during this crisis. We accomplished that – no one got sick and we all figured out how to work together as a team to do our jobs while keeping our cast, crew and workplace, safe and secure. We'd also like to thank Screen NSW, Safe Work NSW and all those vendors and suppliers who worked with us as valuable partners during the shoot to ensure the health and safety of our cast and crew was protected." (thanks to

** RELIC: The film tells the story of Edna (Robyn Nevin), an elderly and widowed matriarch who goes missing, and her daughter Kay (Emily Mortimer) and granddaughter Sam (Bella Heathcote) who must travel to their remote family home to find her. Soon after her return, they start to discover a sinister presence haunting the house and taking control of Edna.

----- June 12, 2020 -----

** RUN RABBIT RUN: Elisabeth Moss will re-team with Daina Reid on the supernatural thriller RUN RABBIT RUN. Hannah Kent wrote the script while Anna McLeish and Sarah Shaw will produce. Moss plays a fertility doctor forced to make sense of the increasingly strange behavior of her young daughter Mia and must soon challenge her own beliefs and confront a ghost from her past. (thanks to

** THE BRIDE: Jessica M. Thompson has been set to helm the horror thriller THE BRIDE for Screen Gems. Emile Gladstone will produce. Blair Butler penned the original script which will follow the story of a young woman who attends a lavish destination wedding, unaware of the horrors that await. Thompson will revise said script. (thanks to

** LAURA HASN'T SLEPT: Paramount Pictures will turn Parker Finn's horror short LAURA HASN'T SLEPT into a theatrical feature. Finn will pen and direct for Temple Hill. Caitlin Stacey stars as a young woman desperate to rid herself of a recurring nightmare. She seeks help from her therapist to confront the terror. (thanks to

----- June 11, 2020 -----

** THE EVIL DEAD: Grindhouse Releasing just announced that the 1981 cult classic will officially be returning to drive-in theaters this summer. Set to premiere across the country, the first screening is scheduled on Saturday night, June 13 at Pride's Corner Drive-In in Westbrook, Maine. More dates and locations are yet to be announced. (thanks to

** THE CHANGELING remake: Finnish director Anders Engström has signed on to helm producer Joel B. Michaels' update; "I am overjoyed at having the unique opportunity to reimagine an updated version of the iconic film THE CHANGELING that I produced so many years ago," Michaels said in a statement. "It's flattering to know that it proved to have inspired a rash of filmmakers that paid homage to the original film. I am excited to be working with Anders Engström who will bring his own contemporary vision to the film." (thanks to

** BLACK WATER ABYSS: Screen Media has picked up North American rights to Australian flick BLACK WATER ABYSS a sequel to 2007 horror film BLACK WATER about people trapped up a mangrove swamp tree by a killer crocodile. Jessica McNamee, Luke Mitchell, Amali Golden, Benjamin Hoetjes and Anthony J. Sharpe co-star in the Andrew Traucki-directed film which will get a day-and-date release on August 7th.

John Ridley and Sarah Smith penned the sequel which revolves around a group of friends who explore a remote cave system deep in the forests of Northern Australia when a tropical storm hits. As rising floodwaters trap them deep below the surface, something even deadlier emerges from the darkness – killer crocodiles. (thanks to

----- June 10, 2020 -----

** THE LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE: Coming out on 9/1 from Synapse Films! A three disc (1 Blu-ray, 1 DVD and 1 CD) Limited Steelbox edition. Only 6000 units produced. Special features includes:

- Exclusive new 4K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative
- New 5.1 English stereo surround remix made exclusively for the Synapse Films release
- Two audio commentaries featuring authors and film scholars Troy Howarth, Nathaniel Thompson and Bruce Holecheck
- Restoration of the true original English language theatrical mono mix
- Jorge Grau - Catalonia's Cult Film King (89 mins.) – This extensive feature-length documentary explores the life and films of director Jorge Grau (Blu-ray exclusive)
- The Scene of the Crime - Giannetto De Rossi in Discussion from Manchester (16 Mins.) (Blu-ray exclusive)
- Giannetto De Rossi - Q&A at the Festival of Fantastic Films, UK (43 Mins) (Blu-ray exclusive)
- Theatrical trailer, TV spots and radio spots
- Newly translated removable English SDH subtitles
- Liner notes booklet featuring writing from Spanish film scholar, Dr. Nicholas Schlegel
- Exclusive CD soundtrack of the haunting original score by Giuliano Sorgini
- Exclusive Steelbook artwork by Wes Benscoter
- Poster of Wes Benscoter's Steelbook artwork

** EVENT HORIZON: Scream Factory has announced that they are working on a new Blu-ray release of Paul W.S. Anderson's 1997 sci-fi horror film to be release on September 29th. The film deals with a mission to find a lost starship in orbit of Neptune with a stellar drive that accidentally opens a gateway to dimension of pure evil. Sam Neill, Laurence Fishburne, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs, Kathleen Quinlan and Jack Noseworthy starred.

The film was rushed through post-production, Anderson effectively only having four weeks to edit and complete the film. His 130 minute rough cut was overly long and test screened to poor reaction including reports of audience members fainting. Paramount made him cut the film to just 96 minutes, including removal of some of the gore such as a longer version of the 'blood orgy' video of the old crew, and the end montage during Weir & Miller's confrontation. Cut footage also included more character building scenes.

Hopefully there was something as this new releases promises not just a whole new scan of the film, but extras that might include some of the deleted footage:

"New extras are in progress and will be announced on a later date. We can confirm today that we are doing a new 4K scan of the film! As for any much-inquired-about additional footage (in addition to what's be presented on prior releases), we are looking into it as best we can. We welcome any leads you may have alongside our efforts." (thanks to

** AL MORIR LA MATINEE: Paris-based sales co Reel Suspects has added Uruguay-Argentina horror film AL MORIR LA MATINEE (English title TBD) to its line-up ahead of the Cannes Virtual Marche. Directed by Maximiliano Contenti, the Spanish-language movie is set in a Montevideo movie theatre, following events after a silent killer enters the venue's final screening. The young girl in charge of the screening will have to face the threat to save her life and that of the present audience. Luciana Grasso and Ricardo Islas lead the cast. (thanks to

** BREEDER: The Deadline web site has the exclusive trailer for the Danish horror directed by Jens Dahl, whose credits including writing the 1996 crime thriller PUSHER, which launched the career of Nicolas Winding Refn.

The film tells the story of a renowned health supplement company, run by a ruthless businesswoman, which is selecting and abducting young women as part of an experiment bio-hacking babies' DNA to enable her clients to reverse the ageing process. When Mia goes to investigate, she finds herself trapped, branded and tortured in a grim underground facility. (thanks to

----- June 9, 2020 -----

** EVIL DEAD NOW: Irish filmmaker Lee Cronin, who helmed 2019's acclaimed horror spooker THE HOLE IN THE GROUND, has been set as the writer and director of the next EVIL DEAD film. Actor Bruce Campbell, who has played the lead character of Ash Williams in the film and TV series, spoke with Empire this week who asked him about the current status of a new film in the franchise. He confirmed both Cronin's involvement and a new title:

"We're just getting off the phone with Lee Cronin, who is writing and directing the next EVIL DEAD. It's called EVIL DEAD NOW. Sam [Raimi] handpicked Lee – he did a cool movie called THE HOLE IN THE GROUND. We're going to get that sucker out as soon as practical."

Cronin also directed an episode of Sam Raimi's new Quibi anthology horror series 50 STATES OF FRIGHT so has experience working with Raimi. Campbell confirms the new film isn't a follow-up to the original continuity across his three films and TV series, nor does it sound like a direct sequel to Fede Alvarez's 2013 remake. Rather it'll be its own thing:

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

** TRAIN TO BUSAIN rerelease: An extended version of Yeon Sang-ho's masterpiece is heading to theaters in various Asian territories.

** YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT: From Blumhouse Productions, Kevin Bacon and Amanda Seyfried star as a couple seeking a restful vacation on an isolated edge of the world only to discover that secrets demand a reckoning … and travel with you.

** DRACULA: Director Karyn Kusama had settled on a deal with Blumhouse Productions on a new adaptation of Bram Stoker's DRACULA for the studio. Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay are penning the script which, like Leigh Whannell's recent THE INVISIBLE MAN, is expected to be a stand-alone, modestly budgeted genre feature based on the literary classic.

Kusama recently spoke with the Stephen King podcast The Kingcast (via SYFY) and says her project is not only a loyal adaptation, but it will eliminate one aspect that has often been heavily emphasised in earlier adaptations but barely exists in the book – romanticism:

"It's a fairly faithful adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel. I think something that gets overlooked in the adaptations of Dracula in the past is the idea of multiple voices. In fact, the book is filled with different points of view. And the one point of view we don't get access to, and all most adaptations give access to, is Dracula himself. So I would just say in some respect, this is going to be an adaptation called Dracula, but it's perhaps not the same kind of romantic hero that we've seen in the past… in past interpretations of Dracula." (thanks to

----- June 8, 2020 -----

** Ari Aster update: HEREDITARY and MIDSOMMAR director Ari Aster has revealed that he's at work on his next feature which he's dubbing a "nightmare comedy". In addition, he says "all I know is that it's gonna be four hours long" though it's not clear if he's joking. Aster was speaking at the Associated Students Program Board at UC Santa Barbara.

This follows on from comments last year where he teased his next project would either be "a zonky nightmare comedy or a big, sickly domestic melodrama". Whatever the case his film is expected to arrive sometime in 2021. (thanks to

** CANDYMAN reboot: Some recent Twitter activity from actor Tony Todd has suggested that Nia DaCosta's upcoming CANDYMAN revival film could be hitting both cinemas and VOD on September 25th. The project was originally slated to open next weekend, but was then pushed back to that early Fall date due to global health concerns. Universal Pictures, who has been spearheading the Premium VOD push with thanks to TROLLS WORLD TOUR, is releasing it and so there's been understandable questions as to whether a non-tentpole film like CANDYMAN will follow a similar path.

Now, during a conversation with a fan, Tony Todd echoed excitement for the Jordan Peele-produced film but then did something more. A fan said "I wish they'd day-and-date this, I want to see/support it, but there's no way I'm sitting a theater any time this year" to which he replied "9-25-20 bamn".

Subsequently, Todd retweeted a statement from the fan asking if he had just confirmed that the film would be hitting VOD on September 25th. For now, nothing seems off the table when it comes to the way films are released in the next few months – especially lower-mid budget films like this. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Colman Domingo, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Vanessa Williams, Rebecca Spence and Todd himself co-star in the new CANDYMAN which serves as a new sequel to the original 1992 feature. (thanks to

** TRAIN TO BUSAIN sequel PENINSULA: Well Go USA has released two brand new posters for Yeon Sang-Ho's highly-anticipated TRAIN TO BUSAIN sequel PENINSULA. The South Korean zombie thriller is set four years later and follows a soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland and must now relive the horror when assigned to a covert operation with two simple objectives: retrieve and survive. (thanks to

----- June 4, 2020 -----

** BECKY: Spunky and rebellious, Becky (Lulu Wilson) is brought to a weekend getaway at a lake house by her father Jeff (Joel McHale) in an effort to try to reconnect. The trip immediately takes a turn for the worse when a group of convicts on the run, led by the merciless Dominick (Kevin James), suddenly invade the lake house.

** LOVECRAFT COUNTRY: From Misha Green, LOVECRAFT COUNTRY premieres this August on HBO.

** CREATURES: A group of astronomy students get more than they bargained for after finding an injured alien who is being targeted by a group of bloodthirsty alien CREATURES!

** OUIJA SHARK: A group of teenage girls summon an ancient man-eating shark after messing with a spirit board that washes up on the beach. An occult specialist must enter the shark's realm to rid this world of the deadly spirit ghost once and for all.

----- June 1st, 2020 -----

** THE WOLFMAN: Ryan Gosling is reportedly circling a new take on the Lon Chaney Jr. led 1941 monster movie THE WOLFMAN at Universal Pictures. Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo penned the script for the update of the classic, this one intended to be a starring vehicle for Gosling.

Unlike the 2010 remake with Benicio del Toro and Emily Blunt, this one will be set in contemporary times with Gosling playing an anchorman who gets infected. The tone is said to be a dark satire of media akin to NIGHTCRAWLER. No director is currently attached. The film follows on from the success of THE INVISIBLE MAN earlier this year. (thanks to

** CHHORI: Crypt TV, the horror brand co-founded by Jack Davis and Eli Roth and backed by Blumhouse, has unveiled its first Indian production in the form of Hindi horror remake CHHORI. Last year, Crypt TV partnered with Mumbai-based outfit Abundantia Entertainment, run by former Viacom18 Motion Pictures exec Vikram Malhotra, to produce content for the Indian market. This project is the first to get the green light under that deal.

Bollywood actress Nushrat Bharucha will lead cast on the film, which is a remake of Marathi-language horror LAPACHHAPI. Vishal Furia, who directed and wrote the original, will reprise his role on the new project. Abundantia's Malhotra and Crypt's Davis are producing. (thanks to

** MURDER MANUAL: Creepy, terrifying chapters from our book of horror include a little girl's journey from a world of nightmares into the nightmare of reality, a gay couple's romantic getaway in Palm Springs that turns murderous, a young woman whose rideshare turns deadly, and a girl who is held captive by a circus that must be rescued by her husband.

** Blue Underground 4K releases: Blue Underground has unveiled its next two releases as Lucio Fulci's 1981 slasher THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETARY and 1982 giallo THE NEW YORK RIPPER! Both of them in 4K UHD and tons of extras. The combo packs are set to hit shelves on August 25th.

----- May 27, 2020 -----

** RUN SWEETHEART RUN: After making its debut at Sundance Film Festival this year, Blumhouse Productions and Automatik's upcoming supernatural horror film has found its home as Amazon Studios has acquired the rights to the project.

The film, written and directed by Shana Feste, centers on single mother Shari as she decides to brush away her previous hesitations and try out the dating scene once again after being urged on by one of her co-workers. After her boss sets her up on a blind date with Ethan, she's thrilled as he initially proves to be charming and magnetic but the night becomes a nightmare as things turn sinister and she must find a way to escape, navigating the streets of L.A. after hours on foot.

"As crazy as audiences may find the film protagonist's experience, I wrote and directed a film that is based on a very personal story for me and I'm thrilled that a global audience will have the chance to see it soon on Amazon Prime," Feste said in a statement. "I'm also grateful to my friends at Universal and Blumhouse for their unending support of the film." (thanks to

** TWO HEADS CREEK: A timid butcher and his drama-queen twin sister adventure to Australia in search of their birth mother, but the seemingly tolerant townsfolk are hiding a dark, meaty secret.

** LAST NIGHT IN SOHO: Originally slated for a September 25th opening this year, the movie will now arrive domestically in North America on April 23rd 2021. Edgar Wright co-wrote the script for the film with Krysty Wilson-Cairns with post-production still underway according to Wright. Nira Park, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, and Wright will produce.

Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy and Matt Smith star in the psychological horror-thriller which will take place in London's Soho district and be inspired by classic films like REPULSION and DON'T LOOK NOW. (thanks to

** Universal's Dark Universe: Three years ago this week, Universal Pictures published a photo of a group of stars like Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Russell Crowe and Javier Bardem – the line-up of names they had set aside for their planned Universal classic monster shared continuity initiative "Dark Universe".

Of course, the failure of the Cruise-led THE MUMMY reboot scuttled those plans very publicly and the studio abandoned the idea. Instead they are now pursuing standalone, cost-effective, auteur-driven works based on the properties with Leigh Whannell's acclaimed psychothriller take on THE INVISIBLE MAN launching earlier this year.

Another on the way is Paul Feig's DARK ARMY feature and Feig recently spoke with Collider to offer an update on how the project is going. He says he has now completed two separate drafts of the film and it's one of the best scripts he ever written:

"Universal, they're not quite sure what they're doing right now because THE INVISIBLE MAN did really well on a very micro budget, and my movie's a little more expensive than that. So I'm hoping to God we get to make it, because I just absolutely love it. I'm so thrilled with it.

I love those movies of the 30s, the James Whale movies, [and] BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, I still think is one of the greatest films of all time. So I want that tone because those movies were very fun. They treated them seriously, but you also know they were also having a lot of fun with them, so there are a lot of extreme characters in them and funny side characters. That's what I want, I never wanted to make a horror movie. I want to make a true monster movie." (thanks to

----- May 22, 2020 -----

** CHILD'S PLAY series: After nearly over four months since SYFY had officially given a series order to Don Mancini's Chucky series, the original franchise creator has finally opened up about the forthcoming CHILD'S PLAY series. Speaking with Syfy Wire, Mancini has confirmed that the long-in development adaptation will indeed feature new characters and the return of some cast members from the previous films.

"With this TV show, our mission has been to preserve the straightforward scariness of the original film or the first couple of films," Mancini said. "But at the same time, continue on with this ever-expanding tapestry of consistent story that we've spun over the course of seven movies and 30-some years. I think fans are really gonna love to see the new characters that we introduce into this realm and just to see how they came off of our classic characters. Not just Chucky, but some of the others that you may be hoping to see. There's a good chance they may turn up."

In addition, he has also teased some new details about the titular killing doll, revealing that fans will get to see the iconic character with a new different goal for the horror series. "I think the prospect of seeing Chucky sharpen his skills and add to his toolbox, some of the technical goodies that we have at our disposal now, that's something I think people will find pretty interesting. It's so important to give Chucky new weapons, new strategies, and new targets, new goals. Chucky has a different goal in the TV show than he's ever had before and it's specifically something that is designed to evoke something that's going on in the zeitgeist today." (thanks to

** GOOD BAD & UNDEAD: Peter Dinklage will play the vampire hunter Van Helsing and Jason Momoa is set for a newly avowed non-lethal vampire in the action-adventure GOOD BAD & UNDEAD at Legendary. The two GAME OF THRONES actors star in the story where Van Helsing has developed an uneasy partnership with Momoa's vampire who has taken a vow never to kill again. Together they run a scam from town to town, where Van Helsing pretends to vanquish the vampire for money.

But when a massive bounty is put on the vampire's head, everything in this dangerous world full of monsters and magic is now after them. The project has been dubbed Bram Stoker's MIDNIGHT RUN. Max Barbakow will helm and produce based on an original idea by Mark Swift & Damian Shannon. (thanks to

** RELIC: The film tells the story of Edna (Robyn Nevin), an elderly and widowed matriarch who goes missing, and her daughter Kay (Emily Mortimer) and granddaughter Sam (Bella Heathcote) who must travel to their remote family home to find her. Soon after her return, they start to discover a sinister presence haunting the house and taking control of Edna.

** THE RENTAL: Two couples on an oceanside getaway grow suspicious that the host of their seemingly perfect rental house may be spying on them. Before long, what should have been a celebratory weekend trip turns into something far more sinister, as well-kept secrets are exposed and the four old friends come to see each other in a whole new light. Dan Stevens and Alison Brie star in this unnerving and sophisticated debut thriller from Dave Franco (NEIGHBORS, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, THE DISASTER ARTIST).

----- May 21, 2020 -----

** PSYCHO GOREMAN: RLJE Films and Shudder, both companies under the AMC Network umbrella, have acquired at least the North American rights for Steve Kostanski's PSYCHO GOREMAN. The film was set to have its world premiere at SXSW earlier this year.

Written and directed by THE VOID's Steven Kostanski, the film revolves around siblings Mimi (Nita-Josee Hanna) and Luke (Owen Myre), who unwittingly resurrect an ancient alien overlord (Matthew Ninaber). Using a magical amulet, they force the monster to obey their childish whims, and accidentally attract a rogues' gallery of intergalactic assassins to small-town suburbia. Adam Brooks also stars.

** ANTEBELLUM: Originally slated for an April 2020 release, the film has now been pushed back to August 21.

** Stephen King's THE STAND: Check out Vanity Fair's first look at the upcoming limited series adaptation heading to CBS All Access later this year.

----- May 19, 2020 -----

** SCREAM 5: David Arquette will reprise his role as Sheriff Dewey Riley in the upcoming SCREAM film series revival. Spyglass Media Group announced Monday that filming is expected to begin later this year in Wilmington, North Carolina once safety protocols are in place. Directors Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (READY OR NOT) are helming the reboot from a script by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick.

Plot details for the reboot are under wraps, though conversations are said to be underway with other legacy cast members to join the film. Arquette says in a statement: "I am thrilled to be playing Dewey again and to reunite with my SCREAM family, old and new. SCREAM has been such a big part of my life, and for both the fans and myself, I look forward to honoring Wes Craven's legacy." (thanks to

** COME PLAY: Focus Features is shaking things up in its upcoming release schedule as many theaters are still currently shut down due to the global health crisis and one project seeing a change is Jacob Chase's horror film COME PLAY starring Gillian Jacobs and Azhy Robertson, which is being pushed back from its original July 24 release to October 30th. (thanks to

** NOT ALONE HERE: Following last month's release of the short horror film titled SHADOWED, director David F. Sandberg delivers another terrifying short film titled NOT ALONE HERE which again stars his frequent collaborator and wife Swedish actress Lotta Losten. (thanks to

** MR. VAMPIRE: Eureka Entertainment to release MR. VAMPIRE, Ricky Lau's influential and genre bending horror-comedy, presented from a brand new 2K restoration making its worldwide debut on Blu-ray as part of the Eureka Classics range from 20 July 2020. The first print-run of 2000 copies will feature a Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase and Collector's Booklet.

In a career-making performance, the late Lam Ching-ying is Master Kau, expert on all matters of the supernatural. When Kau and his two bumbling students, Man Choi (famous comedian Ricky Hui) and Chou (Chin Siu-ho), exhume a corpse for reburial, things go frighteningly and hilariously awry when the cadaver is revealed to be a hopping vampire. With the undead on the loose, Master Kau is blamed for the chaos, and must work with his students to put the spirits to rest before the vampire's own granddaughter (80s Hong Kong action icon Moon Lee) gets bitten. Fighting the vampires with everything from sticky rice to filing down the bloodsucker's fangs, the trio must defeat an increasing number of ghoulish dangers.

Special features:
- Limited Edition O-CARD Slipcase with new artwork by Darren Wheeling [2000 units]
- PLUS: A Collector's Booklet featuring new writing on the film [2000 units]
- 1080p presentation from a brand new 2K restoration
- Original Cantonese audio (original mono presentations)
- English dub track produced for the film's original European home video release
- English dub track produced for the film's original American home video release
- Newly translated English subtitles
- Brand new and exclusive feature length audio commentary by Asian film expert Frank - Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival)
- Alternate end credits
- Archival interview with Chin Siu-hou [40 mins]
- Archival interview with Moon Lee [15 mins]
- Archival interview with Ricky Lau [12 mins]
- Original Hong Kong Trailer

----- May 18, 2020 -----

** LAST NIGHT IN SOHO: Edgar Wright psychological horror tale has been pulled off the release schedule by Focus Features. Originally slated for September 25th, it will now open sometime in 2021. (thanks to

** THE FOREVER PURGE: The fifth film in Universal's dystopian horror franchise, has been indefinitely delayed from its July 10th release.

** FOR THE SAKE OF VICIOUS: The film, co-directed by Reese Eveneshen & Gabriel Carrer, "follows the story of Romina, a nurse and single mother, who returns home after a long shift to find a maniac sheltering in her house with a barely living hostage. With the clock ticking on solving the mystery, waves of violent intruders descend upon the neighbourhood and besiege the home. The only way she can survive this cat-and-mouse scenario is to become just as vicious as everyone else."

** HEKS: A grieving British girl unravels her murdered mother's secrets connected to a South African witch doctor's curse. She wants to put an end to this haunting hex by traveling to South Africa, but instead it casts her deeper into sinister depths.

** SCARECROWS: Black Fawn Distribution has acquired the Canadian rights to SCARECROWS. The company has also announced that it has moved up the digital release of the film by three months. SCARECROWS is set to debut on all major Canadian digital VOD platforms next Tuesday, May 19, 2020. The film has already become a sleeper hit in one of horror's most interesting sub-genres.

----- May 14, 2020 -----

** JU-ON ORIGINS: The legendary Japanese horror franchise that has become a smash hit worldwide gets its first drama adaptation. In the Netflix Original Series JU-ON ORIGINS, the story based on a truth more terrifying than fiction returns. Can the people haunted by this house escape from its curse? And what kind of grim incident occurred in this cursed house in the past?

** SCARE PACKAGE: Shudder, AMC Networks' horror-tinged streaming service, has announced that it has acquired all rights in its territories to horror comedy SCARE PACKAGE from creators Aaron B. Koontz and Cameron Burns and features the directorial debuts of Noah Segan and Baron Vaughn. (thanks to

** SCHOOL SPIRITS: A girl relocates to a small town only to find it inhabited by ghosts. A struggle against a bad spirit ensues to keep the town's children safe.

** AMC and Anne Rice: AMC Networks announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Anne Rice's major literary works, The Vampire Chronicles Series and The Lives of the Mayfair Witches Series, encompassing 18 titles, including such beloved and celebrated works as Interview With The Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, The Queen of the Damned and The Witching Hour.

AMC Networks will hold the comprehensive rights for this world renowned and globally coveted intellectual property to develop for its own television networks and streaming services under the AMC Studios umbrella, as well as external partner licensing, with Anne Rice and son Christopher Rice serving as executive producers on all series and films. Together, The Vampire Chronicles and The Lives of the Mayfair series have sold more than 150 million copies worldwide. Rolin Jones, who recently signed an overall development deal with AMC Studios, will be directly involved in developing projects based on the Rice catalog for television.

"There is no shortage of content in today's competitive environment, but proven IP that has captivated millions of fans around the world is something very special and rare, and that is what Anne Rice has created," Sarah Barnett, president of AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios, said in a statement. "These remarkable stories and characters are massive in their appeal and we are privileged to take over stewardship of these legendary works and collaborate with a talent like Rolin Jones to find ways for new generations of fans to experience these worlds."

"It's always been my dream to see the worlds of my two biggest series united under a single roof so that filmmakers could explore the expansive and interconnected universe of my vampires and witches," Anne Rice said in a statement. "That dream is now a reality, and the result is one of the most significant and thrilling deals of my long career." (thanks to

----- May 12, 2020 -----

** FRIDAY THE 13TH: Revisit one of the most influential horror movies of all time with the 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Steelbook of FRIDAY THE 13TH, debuting on June 16, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Originally released in May of 1980, FRIDAY THE 13TH captured audiences' imaginations and permeated our collective psyche. The film spawned one of the longest-running and most successful horror franchises in film history with 11 subsequent movies and, 40 years later, the iconic machete-wielding killer continues to haunt, fascinate and terrify new generations.

The FRIDAY THE 13TH Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook features artwork from the original movie poster and includes the uncut, unrated version of the film, as well as access to a digital copy of the original theatrical version. Plus, plunge deeper into the film with previously released bonus content including commentary, interviews with cast and crew, and behind-the-scenes featurettes.

** BODY CAM: While investigating the bizarre murder of a fellow officer, veteran Renee Lomito (Mary J. Blige) discovers a mysterious figure in their body cam footage. Haunted by visions of the event, she suspects something supernatural is targeting the cops in her unit. Now, in a race against time to find the one person she thinks can stop these killings, Renee uncovers a sinister secret among the police force surrounding the shooting and cover up of an unarmed youth.

** SHIRLEY: Renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson is on the precipice of writing her masterpiece when the arrival of newlyweds upends her meticulous routine and heightens tensions in her already tempestuous relationship with her philandering husband. The middle-aged couple, prone to ruthless barbs and copious afternoon cocktails, begins to toy mercilessly with the naďve young couple at their door.

** THE DEEPER YOU DIG: When a girl is senselessly murdered, she proves that love won't stay buried. Directed by Toby Poser & John Adams.

----- May 11, 2020 -----

** Stephen King's REVIVAL: DOCTOR SLEEP writer/director Mike Flanagan and producer Trevor Macy are reuniting for a third Stephen King adaptation – this time the 2014 novel REVIVAL at Warner Bros. Pictures. The novel dealt with the relationship between a heroin addicted musician and a dubious faith healer with a hidden agenda. The minister is obsessed with trying to find a way to communicate with his departed wife and child but ends up connecting to a Lovecraftian horror.

Flanagan is writing the script with an option to direct while both will produce. THE NEW MUTANTS helmer Josh Boone previously tried to adapt the material but that project never coalesced. Boone remains at work on the new THE STAND mini-series adaptation. Still, the duo, who were behind the critically acclaimed Netflix series HAUNTING OG HILL HOUSE, were able to engender a following for the movie post-release and nab REVIVAL as a King follow-up. This is the third King project for the team, which also took on GERALD'S GAME. (thanks to

** THE WALKING DEAD: Like any major film or TV production, the pandemic has shut down THE WALKING DEAD for now. That hasn't stopped it though as according to director Greg Nicotero, both the TV series and the planned upcoming film that will see Andrew Lincoln return to the fold are all still active. Speaking to Syfy, Greg Nicotero says many of the show's writers are still working in the downtime to tweak or finish the scripts as that's a job that can be easily done from home:

"From what I understand from Mr. Gimple, the script is well underway. I've looked at a couple of early drafts, but I haven't seen anything lately, but from what I understand they're digging away at it. One thing about this kind of situation is people that work at home… you know, writers… they're able to take advantage of this time, and it's a good time.

I have a feeling that when people push the play button again, there's going to be a lot of material that's going to be ready to go, because everyone's getting scripts, and getting stuff just right to the point where they can get it ready before you start shooting. I think there's going to be a lot of busy people, hopefully… hopefully in a few weeks?"

Scott M. Gimple, the former showrunner of the main series turned shepherd of the whole franchise, has previously said he intends the film to heighten the stakes for Rick Grimes whilst at the same time serving as a kind of LOGAN-esque swan song works entirely on its own. (thanks to

** BETAAL: While on a mission to displace the natives of Campa forest in order to build a highway, Sirohi and his squad unwittingly unleash the curse of Betaal mountain that wreaks havoc on the people and threatens to end civilization as we know it.

** BECKY: Spunky and rebellious, Becky (Lulu Wilson) is brought to a weekend getaway at a lake house by her father Jeff (Joel McHale) in an effort to try to reconnect. The trip immediately takes a turn for the worse when a group of convicts on the run, led by the merciless Dominick (Kevin James), suddenly invade the lake house.

----- May 7, 2020 -----

** SCREAM 5: Actress Neve Campbell has confirmed she has been approached about a fifth SCREAM film and "we're having conversations" with the filmmakers. The franchise has been handed over to filmmakers Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, the duo behind last year's acclaimed horror comedy READY OR NOT. This will mark the first SCREAM film without the late Wes Craven at the helm and Campbell said she was initially "really apprehensive" about that.

Campbell tells the Rotten Tomatoes web site she's now not against the idea, but understandably there's logistical issues to deal with: "We're having conversations – I have been approached about it. The timing's a bit challenging because of COVID. You know, we only started the conversation maybe a month and a half ago, so it's going to take some time to figure out how it's all going to work out... We're negotiating, so we'll see.

The two directors wrote me a very touching letter about Wes Craven and how he was such an inspiration to them and how they really want to honor him, and that meant a great, great deal to me. So we'll see. Hopefully we can all see eye to eye on the project and find a way to make it."

Campbell played Sidney Prescott in all four previous films and Campbell says she remains "so grateful for these films. I love Sidney Prescott. It's always fun for me to step back in her shoes." (thanks to

** CHILDREN OF THE CORN remake: A new film adaptation of Stephen King's iconic short story CHILDREN OF THE CORN is currently in production in Australia, the film shoot managing to keep working throughout the coronavirus epidemic.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that the film's Lucas Foster and director Kurt Wimmer have been continuing to work on the film on the outskirts of Sydney – even with lockdown measures imposed across Australia since March 23rd. A combination of outdoor locations, local cast and crew, and status as an independent production have meant it was not subject to studio-based furloughs and shutdowns. The shoot also worked closely with state film board Screen NSW and regional health-and-safety body Safework NSW to design the production's protocols. (thanks to

** BRAHMS THE BOY II: The film is now available on Digital and On Demand, and on Blu-ray and DVD on May 19 from STXfilms and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The bonus features includes an alternate ending, deleted and alternated scenes.

** THE WALKING DEAD WORLD BEYOND: Despite production being shut down on many Hollywood projects amidst global health concerns, AMC has confirmed that post-production is running smoothly and the series is still on track to make its fall premiere date. (thanks to

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** SPIRAL FROM THE BOOK OF SAW: The Chris Rock-starring SAW revival film has now taken the May 21st 2021 date – delayed a full year from its original May 2020 release. (thanks to

** ANTEBELLUM: The Janelle Monae-led horror film originally set for April, will now hit theaters on August 21st. (thanks to

** LOVECRAFT COUNTRY: Based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff of the same name, debuts this August on HBO. The series follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he joins up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father (Michael Kenneth Williams). This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.

** RIP John Lafia: John Lafia, who directed the horror film CHILD'S PLAY 2 and co-wrote CHILD'S PLAY, died by suicide this week in Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner's office. He was 63.

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** HAPPY DEATH DAY 3: In a recent interview, actress Jessica Rothe talked about a possible third film. In looking at the second film and how it paved the way for a third outing, the 32-year-old star noted that while active development may not be underway on the project, that hasn't stopped writer/director Christopher Landon from preparing the story.

"I would love if we had the opportunity to complete the trilogy. I know that Chris has it all mapped out in his genius brain, but I also know that we only want to complete it if we get to do it right."

With the goal of ensuring Landon, Rothe and the rest of the cast get to complete the trilogy story arc in the way they want to do it, she is prepared to wait as long as it takes for the project to come together, especially if it means getting to be like one of the most iconic horror heroines.

"I think it's just a question of seeing if the opportunity for that exists in the world. But the funny thing is I have a feeling whether it's now or in five years or ten or twenty, if we pull a Jamie Lee Curtis from HALLOWEEN and Tree comes back as a badass 50-year-old, I know that we will get to tell the rest of the story. I love Tree, I love that character so much and I feel very, very grateful to have been a part of that." (thanks to

** THE GIRL WHO LOVED TOM GORDON: Christy Hall has been hired to pen a film adaptation of Stephen King's 1999 novel for Village Roadshow Pictures. Jon Berg is producing the project alongside Roy Lee, Christine Romero and Ryan Silbert.

The story follows 12-year-old Trisha McFarland who strays from the path while she and her recently divorced mother and brother take a hike along a branch of the Appalachian Trail. Lost for days with only her portable radio for comfort, she fantasises the titular Boston Red Sox relief pitcher will save her. Something dangerous may also be tracking Trisha through the dark woods, something very hungry. (thanks to

** THE BRIDGE CURSE: Here's the trailer for the upcoming Taiwanese horror film.

** Arrow Video US - May 2020 release schedule: Arrow Video continues to provide home video connoisseurs with exactly what they want - an eclectic line of releases that only they can deliver. May is no different with an exciting lineup of must-own titles hitting shelves on May 26th!

When treasure hunter Frye (James Earl Jones) accidentally awakens an ancient sea monster that has been lying dormant on a Greek island, the inhabitants are forced to resume the practice of sacrificing virgins in order to placate the demonic creature. Meanwhile a couple, Neil and Sherry, arrive on the island in search of Neil's missing sister, Madeline.

The Woman is the last surviving member of a clan of feral cannibals that has roamed the American wilderness for decades. When country lawyer Chris Cleek stumbles upon her whilst hunting in the woods, he decides to capture and "civilize" her with the help of his all-American family, including his wife Belle and daughter Peggy. The Cleeks soon learn that hell hath no fury like The Woman scorned.

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