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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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







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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

----- 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 DarkHorizons.com)

** 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 DarkHorizons.com)

** 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 DarkHorizons.com)

** 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 DarkHorizons.com)

** 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!

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 DarkHorizons.com)

** 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 DarkHorizons.com)

** 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."

THE NEW YORK RIPPER
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

THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY
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 DarkHorizons.com)

----- 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 DarkHorizons.com)

** 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 DarkHorizons.com)

** 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 DarkHorizons.com)



** 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 ComingSoon.net)

** 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 ScreenAnarchy.com)

** 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 DarkHorizons.com)

** 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 DarkHorizons.com)

----- 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 DarkHorizons.com)

** 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 ScreenAnarchy.com)

** 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 DarkHorizons.com)

----- 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 DarkHorizons.com)

** 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 ScreenAnarchy.com)

** 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 DarkHorizons.com)

** 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 ComingSoon.net)

----- 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 DarkHorizons.com)

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

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

----- 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 ComingSoon.net)

** 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 DarkHorizons.com)

----- 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 DarkHorizons.com)

** 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 DarkHorizons.com)

----- 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 ComingSoon.net)

** 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 ComingSoon.net)

** 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 DarkHorizons.com)

** 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 DarkHorizons.com)

** 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 DarkHorizons.com)



About Us | Contact Us

Join GOREZONE
on your favorite social networks

Created & Edited by Kim Dubuisson (ARC-VILE). Original Site Content Copyright © 1998-Present.
All film promotional stills/artwork copyright their respective intellectual property holders.