It's here in the Archives section that you will find the news of the last three months.
----- May 12, 2017 -----
** Radiohead's Thom Yorke for SUSPIRIA remake: Frenesy Films and Mythology Entertainment announced today that singer/songwriter Thom Yorke, he of the British band Radiohead, will compose the musical score for Luca Guadagnino's remake of Dario Argento's SUSPIRIA. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** RIP Michael Parks: It is with deep sadness we must report that legendary genre actor Michael Parks has passed away Wednesday morning. In recent years, however, Parks has become a cult favorite due to his appearances in films by Smith, Robert Rodriguez, and Quentin Tarantino. Parks is perhaps best known as the recurring character Earl McGraw, who first appeared in 1996's FROM DUSK TILL DAWN and would go on to show up in 2003's KILL BILL and both films included in 2007's GRINDHOUSE. The actor also appeared in ARGO, WE ARE WHAT WE ARE and DJANGO UNCHAINED. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
----- May 11, 2017 -----
** Dario Argento's THE STENDHAL SYNDROME Blu-ray: Blue Underground announced that they will be releasing THE STENDHAL SYNDROME in a 3 disc limited edition (only 3000 units pressed) with a new 2K restoration struck from the totally uncut negative and presented for the first time ever in its original 1:85:1 ratio. Extras are plentiful (and many of the interviews are new). The Blu-ray comes out on July 25th.
** HELLBOY reboot: There is going to be another HELLBOY movie. It's going to be an R rated reboot directed by Neil Marshall (THE DESCENT) and staring David Harbour (STRANGER THINGS) as Hellboy.
** DOBAARA SEE YOUR EVIL: Bollywood's remake of OCULUS! Starring Huma Qureshi, Saqib Saleem, Adil Hussain, Lisa Ray, Rhea Chakraborty & Madalina Bellariu Ion. The film is directed by Prawaal Raman.
----- May 9, 2017 -----
** H.G. Lewis' BLOODMANIA: Here's the trailer for Herschell Gordon Lewis last film, which was released last Friday on Amazon Prime.
** Stephen King's THE MIST: A sneak peek at some of the horrors and destruction that lies inside THE MIST. Premieres Thursday, June 22nd on Spike.
** THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM: Set on the unforgiving, squalid streets of Victorian London in 1880, our tale begins in the baroque, grandiose music hall where the capital's most renowned performer Dan Leno (Douglas Booth) takes to the stage. The whimsical thespian performs a monologue, informing his dedicated audience of the ghastly fate of a young woman who had once adorned this very stage, his dear friend Elizabeth Cree (Olivia Cooke); for the beguiling songstress is facing up to her forthcoming death by hanging, having been accused of murdering her husband John Cree (Sam Reid). Lizzie's death seems inevitable, until Detective Inspector John Kildare (Bill Nighy) is assigned to the case of the Limehouse Golem – a nefarious, calculating serial killer, murdering innocent, unconnected victims, leaving behind barely identifiable corpses – and his distinctive signature in blood. All is not what it seems and everyone is a suspect and everyone has a secret.
----- May 8, 2017 -----
** Stephen King's IT trailer: When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
** THE INFINITY REEL: Paramount Pictures has picked up Adam D'Alba's horror script from 21 Laps Entertainment, the production company behind Netflix's STRANGER THINGS. The Hollywood Reporter says Shawn Levy, Dan Levine and Dan Cohen of 21 Laps are producing. The screenplay is based on D'Alba's pilot at eOne. 21 Laps will produce the film with Bullitt Entertainment's Benedict Carver.
According to the trade, "the story follows a paranormal investigator who's drawn to a small town that has gone through bizarre phenomena. These instances have an eerie connection with the investigator's own past." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** DEAD AWAKE: From the creator of FINAL DESTINATION. A young woman must save herself and her friends from an ancient evil that stalks its victims through the terrifying real-life phenomenon of Sleep Paralysis.
----- May 3rd, 2017 -----
** THE DARK TOWER trailer: There are other worlds than these. Stephen King's THE DARK TOWER, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world's most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen. The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.
** John Carpenter and Scream Factory: To celebrate the Scream Factory Blu-ray label's fifth anniversary, the company that takes pride in putting out some of the best horror discs out there is releasing three of John Carpenter's masterpieces — THEY LIVE, THE FOG and ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK — in limited edition Steelbook packaging. Only 10,000 of each John Carpenter Blu-ray is being produced, and once they're gone, they're gone! The official release date for the Steelbook editions is August 1st. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** PITCHFORK: A group of friends return home with a friend to help him share a secret only to learn that sometimes older secrets are even more deadly. The DVD was made available at Amazon (with new limited edition art), Walmart and Family Video on May 2, with a Blu-ray release also available on Amazon May 2. Extras on the DVD and BD include 'Behind the scenes: the Making of Pitchfork' featurette, 'Becoming Pitchfork : Making of a Monster' featurette, deleted scenes, bloopers, outtakes, teaser & trailer, and audition tapes.
** BLOOD FEAST remake poster: The official, long-awaited remake of Herschell Gordon Lewis' classick will hit theaters across the United States and Canada this summer via Hannover House and Crimson Forest Entertainment Group on June 23rd, a nationwide theatrical release of the film that represents a substantial expansion of the film's previously planned, limited opening of April 28th. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
----- May 2nd, 2017 -----
** 47 METERS DOWN: Two sisters, vacationing in Mexico, are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean, with less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby.
** THE BLACK GLOVES: A new horror film from acclaimed filmmaker Lawrie Brewster. The legendary Owlman, Macarena Gomez, Nicholas Vince, Alexandra Hulme star.
** IT COMES AT NIGHT: A new horror film from acclaimed filmmaker Trey Edward Shults. Joel Edgerton, Riley Keough, and Christopher Abbott star in IT COMES AT NIGHT. June 9th.
** LAKE ALICE: The film follows Ryan Emerson who, while meeting his girlfriend Sarah's family for the first time, must prove his intentions and win the approval of her father, Greg, while he masks his jealousy for Sarah's ex-fling, Tyler. As the Thomas family settles in, things start to happen around the cabin; strange footprints by the windows, noises from outside, and a bitter animosity from the locals, including the law enforcement. As a blizzard descends on Lake Alice, so does the evil from behind the camera, as the Thomas family is hunted down one by one. The family struggles to stay alive as their power in numbers slowly dwindles.
----- May 1st, 2017 -----
** David Fincher for WORLD WAR Z sequel: Variety suggests that a confirmation is imminent and that David Fincher will be taking the director's chair, reteaming him with star Brad Pitt. New Paramount CEO and chairman Jim Gianopulos, who has a long-standing relationship with Fincher, has not officially official greenlit the movie yet, he is expected to do so in coming weeks. Production would probably begin in the first quarter of 2018.
** TIMECRIMES sequel: Director Nacho Vigalondo says he's working on a "spiritual sequel". The original was written and directed by Vigalondo, explores the dangerous results of time travel when a man is accidentally sent one hour into the past. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** POLAROID: Dimension Films has released the poster for the horror thriller, scheduled to open in theaters on August 25, 2017. High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the Polaroid vintage camera she stumbles upon, but it doesn't take long to discover that those who have their picture taken meet a tragic end. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** Jess Franco SLAVES: Also known as SWEDISH NYMPHO SLAVES, the film comes on Special Edition DVD on May 23rd from Full Moon. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
----- April 25, 2017 -----
** Sono Sion TOKYO VAMPIRE HOTEL: Here's the trailer!
** ZOMBIOLOGY ENJOY YOURSELF TONIGHT: Here's the trailer for the upcoming film, which comes out in Hong Kong on June 29th.
** DEATH ON SCENIC DRIVE: A young woman named Larissa (Stephanie Ash), encounters an entity that transforms her into death itself, and reins a violent storm against Dallas Henson (Ry Barrett) and the family that resides there.
** FRIDAY THE 13TH The Game: The highly anticipated third-person horror survival video game will drop on May 26, 2017.
----- April 21, 2017 -----
** INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 4: The upcoming Universal Pictures and Sony Pictures film will move from October 20, 2017 to Friday, January 5, 2018. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** RINGS on Blu-ray/DVD: The film hits Blu-ray/DVD on May 2nd from Paramount Home Media Distribution. When a radical college professor (Johnny Galecki) finds the mysterious video rumored to kill viewers seven days after watching, he enlists his students in a dangerous experiment to uncover the secrets behind the Samara legend. When the deadly video goes viral, they must figure out a way to break the curse and defeat Samara before her evil is unleashed upon the world. But, how do you stop her when she's everywhere?
- Feature film in high definition
- Bonus Content:
- Terror Comes Full Circle
- Resurrecting the Dead: Bringing Samara Back
- Scary Scenes
- Deleted/Extended/Alternate Scenes
- Feature film in standard definition
(thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** DEAD BY DAYLIGHT: Starbreeze Publishing has announced that their asymmetrical horror survival game Dead By Daylight will soon bring its asymmetric horror to console. Physical and digital copies of the game, which will include bonus content such as the original soundtrack and previously-released DLC characters and maps, will be available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 starting on June 20. (thanks to BleedingCool.com)
----- April 19, 2017 -----
** DEATH LINE: Coming from Blue Underground on June 27th, with a 2K scan HD transfer from the original, never before seen uncensored negative and loaded with tons of incredible extras including commentaries, new interviews and a collectible booklet. The release is a limited edition with only 3000 copies printed. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** DEATH LAID AN EGG: Cult Epics have announced their plans to release DEATH LAID AN EGG — the director's cut, no less — in a super limited edition 3-disc Combo pack containing a Blu-ray, DVD and CD soundtrack available ONLY until April 27 as part of the imprint's Cult Epics massive 25th anniversary book Indiegogo campaign. Only 300 numbered copies will be available and by the time you finish reading this there will be even less of them around. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
----- April 18, 2017 -----
** BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN: Universal Pictures is reportedly looking for a helmer for their upcoming Monsterverse feature BBRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN. Per a report from the Deadline web site, they look to have found a very appropriate director in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Bill Condon. Condon took home an Academy Award for his 1998 feature GODS AND MONSTERS, a biopic of original FRANKENSTEIN and BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN director James Whale. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** FLESH OF THE VOID: The independent media production company Sodom & Chimera Productions has released a trailer for their upcoming horror feature, a provocative, controversial experimental film, shot almost entirely on Super 8. The film deals with the question "what if death really were the most horrible thing one can experience?", and tries to depict a personal visualization of what dying could feel like in exactly that case.
** I REMEMBER YOU: An older lady hangs herself inside a church in the remote Westfjords of Iceland. This leads to an investigation into a number of strange deaths of elderly people in the region. Freyr, the new psychiatrist in town, further finds out, that the deceased woman was obsessed with the disappearance of his 7-year-old son, who disappeared without a trace three years prior. Across the bay in an abandoned village, three city dwellers are restoring a house when supernatural things start occurring. The two stories gradually intertwine and it turns out that a boy who vanished mysteriously some 60 years earlier is the connecting link.
----- April 17, 2017 -----
** THE ZODIAC KILLER: The first AGFA title (of dozens) in a collaboration with Something Weird Video is coming to Blu-ray on July 25th. Directed by Tom Hanson, who had previously owned a chain of Pizza Man restaurants, THE ZODIAC KILLER was made to capture the real-life Zodiac Killer. That plan didn't work. Instead, we got the most outrageous and compelling "tabloid horror" vortex in the history of planet Earth. And beyond. During theatrical screenings, Hanson constructed in-theater "traps" to lure the killer from hiding. These included the use of an ice cream freezer filled with rent-a-cops and a raffle with a motorcycle as a prize. You won't get insight like this by watching a David Fincher movie. But you will get it while watching THE ZODIAC KILLER.
- New 4K scan from the only surviving 16mm blow-up elements!
- Commentary track with Tom Hanson, Manny Nedwick, and more!
- Interview with director Tom Hanson and actor Manny Nedwick!
- Tabloid-horror trailers from the AGFA archive!
- Liner notes and director Tom Hanson interview by Chris Poggiali of TEMPLE OF SCHLOCK!
- Reversible cover art!
- Bonus movie: ANOTHER SON OF SAM (1977)! New 2K scan from a 35mm theatrical print!
** VOODOO BLACK EXORCIST: There's twice the terror and twice the shock when a mummy sentenced to eternal damnation unearths in VOODOO BLACK EXORCIST – restored from original 35mm film elements – available on DVD and Blu-ray May 23 from The Film Detective. The film is presented in widescreen with an aspect ratio of 2.35 and Dolby digital sound. Special features include closed captioning.
** HUNTING GROUNDS: Starring Emmy winner Bill Oberst Jr. The film hits DVD and Blu-ray May 2. DVD and Blu-ray features include making-of and Audio commentary with Writer/Director John Portanova, Producer Matt Medisch, and Director of Photography Jeremy Berg.
** DEIMOSIMINE: A heroin addict undergoes a radical new kind of treatment for her condition; but the drug 'Deimosimine' instead creates for her a world of horror and blood. Is she the victim? The monster? Or both? The film is scheduled for a late 2017 release date on major VOD and retail BluRay/DVD while crowd funding contributors and pre-orders that were taken to help fund the film will be shipping much sooner.
----- April 15, 2017 -----
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** Stephen King's THE MIST TV series: The trailer and poster are here for Spike's new original scripted THE MIST, based on the classic Stephen King novella of the same name.
THE MIST centers around a small town family that is torn apart by a brutal crime. As they deal with the fallout an eerie mist rolls in, suddenly cutting them off from the rest of the world and, in some cases, each other. Family, friends and adversaries become strange bedfellows, battling the mysterious mist and its threats, fighting to maintain morality and sanity as the rules of society break down. From TWC-Dimension Television, THE MIST series stars Morgan Spector, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Danica Curcic, Okezie Morro, Luke Cosgrove, Darren Pettie, Russell Posner, Dan Butler, Isiah Washington, Jr. and Frances Conroy.
** BLACKENSTEIN: On May 30th, Severin Films, in association with Xenon Pictures and Vinegar Syndrome, invites you to experience Mary Shelly's horror classic through a Vietnam-shattered, micro-budget, entrail-smothered lens. After years of lifeless home video presentations, Severin is proud to re-animate this lumbering monster with an immaculate transfer of the rarely seen original theatrical cut AND a new assembly of the home video release version, Frankensteined together from the best existing elements.
Special Features include:
- Theatrical Release Version (78 Mins.) and Video Release Version (87 Mins.)
- Monster Kid: Interview with Writer / Producer Frank R. Saletri's Sister, June Kirk
- Archive News Broadcast On The Murder Of Writer / Producer Frank R. Saletri
- Producers / Directors / Actors Ken Osborne And Robert Dix Remember Writer / Producer Frank R. Saletri
- Bill Created Blackenstein: Interview With Creature Designer Bill Munns
- Theatrical Trailer
(thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** Arrow Video US - May 2017 release schedule: May sees the release of a fantastic slate of cult cinema from Arrow Video, with a healthy mix of giallo, cult crime and gore to keep fans happy.
BRAIN DAMAGE Limited Edition [Blu-ray + DVD] (May 9th)
From Frank Henenlotter, the man behind such cult horror favourites as BASKET CASE and FRANKENHOOKER, comes BRAIN DAMAGE - the ultimate head-trip, now finally on Blu-ray!
Meet Elmer. He's your local, friendly parasite with the ability to induce euphoric hallucinations in his hosts. But these LSD-like trips come with a hefty price tag. When young Brian comes under Elmer's addictive spell, it's not long before he finds himself scouring the city streets in search of his parasite's preferred food source - brains!
THE CLIMBER [Blu-ray + DVD] (May 16th)
After shooting cult favorites FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN and BLOOD FOR DRACULA in Europe, Joe Dallesandro spent much of the seventies making movies on the continent. In France, he worked with auteurs like Louis Malle and Walerian Borowczyk, and in Italy he starred in all manner of genre fare from poliziotteschi to nunsploitation.
THE CLIMBER follows in the tradition of gangster classics such as The Public Enemy and Scarface as it charts the rise and inevitable fall of small-time smuggler Aldo (Dallesandro). Beaten and abandoned by the local gang boss after he tries to skim off some profits for himself, Aldo forms his own group of misfits in order to exact revenge.
EVIL ED Limited Edition [Blu-ray + DVD] (May 30th)
A blood-soaked love letter to the splatter films of the '80s, video rental favorite EVIL ED returns in a brand-new Special EDition featuring an extended cut of the feature and hours of stomach-churning bonus features!
Mild-mannered film technician Edward enjoys his job. That is, until he finds himself transferred from his regular post to the "Splatter and Gore department", where he's forced to edit hours upon hours of grisly video nasty footage. Traumatized by the onscreen violence, Ed starts to lose his grip on reality - with ghastly (and bloody) consequences.
----- April 12, 2017 -----
** WILLARD and BEN Blu-ray/DVD: We are proud to announce the final list of specs/extras on our two rat-infested cult classics WILLARD and BEN, which are both making their long-awaited Blu-ray and DVD debuts on May 16th.
• NEW 4K scan of the original camera negative (DTS Master Mono)
• NEW audio commentary with actor Bruce Davison
• NEW interview with actor Bruce Davison
• Original Theatrical Trailer
• Original TV Spot
• Original Radio Spots
• Still Gallery
• NEW HD transfer of the best surviving archive print (DTS Master Mono)
• NEW audio commentary with actor Lee Montgomery
• NEW interview with actor Lee Montgomery
• Original Theatrical Trailers
• Original TV Spots
• BEN/WILLARD Double Feature Trailer and TV spot
• Original Radio Spot
• Still Gallery
** Netflix THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE: According to Deadline web site, Netflix is teaming up with acclaimed genre director Mike Flanagan (OCULUS), Steven Spielberg's Amblin TV and Paramount TV to make a series based on Shirley Jackson's classic 1959 novel THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE. The streaming giant has given a direct-to-series order for the untitled Haunting series, which will consist of 10 episodes.
----- April 11, 2017 -----
** SHARKNADO 5: The upcoming sequel premiere hits the cable network on Sunday, August 6 at 8 pm, where we'll see the return of Ian Ziering and Tara Reid as Fin Shepard and April Wexler, battling a tornado full of sharks once again. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** DARK WATERS: Severin Films is releasing the Mariano Baino film on Blu-ray on April 11th! Experience the modern Nunsploitation masterpiece from co-writer/director Mariano Baino as you've never seen or heard it before: When a young Englishwoman attempts to discover her mysterious connection to a remote island convent, she will unlock an unholy communion of torment, blasphemy and graphic demonic depravity. Louise Salter (INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE) stars in this "stunning and horrifying debut" (Digitally Obsessed) – filmed on location along the grim Ukraine coast – now transferred in HD from the original 35mm negative and featuring over 4 hours of startling Special Features.
** S&M LES SADIQUES: The Jess Franco homage stars Sandra Bourdonnec as Sandra, a Sadean dominant figure who manipulates teenage runaway Marie (Nadine Pape) into commiting an atrocious act of violence to prove her fidelity. Kevin Kopacka co-stars as Corrado, a naive musician whose chance intrusion tips the already twisted relationship between the two women further off balance. Veteran New German Wave actor Harry Baer makes a cameo as uncle Franz. Set in wintry Berlin and partially scored with Daniel White cues familiar from 1970's and 1980's Eurociné and Jess Franco films.
** THE MUMMY: Here's another new poster for the upcoming film.
----- April 7, 2017 -----
** WOLVES AT THE DOOR: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release the film on Digital HD on April 18th. The film stars Elizabeth Henstridge, Katie Cassidy and Jane Kaczmarek in a fictionalized riff on the horrific Tate/Labianca murders at the bloody hands of Charles Manson's minions at the finale of the 1960s. Four friends gather at an elegant home during the Summer of Love, 1969. Unbeknownst to them, deadly visitors are waiting outside. What begins as a simple farewell party turns to a night of primal terror as the intruders stalk and torment the four, who struggle for their lives against what appears to be a senseless attack.
** POOL PARTY MASSACRE: Blair Winthorpe and her friends don't know it yet, but they are about to have the WORST POOL PARTY EVER!
----- April 6, 2017 -----
** GET OUT: The film is set to arrive on Digital HD on May 9, 2017 and on Blu-ray and DVD combo pack and On Demand on May 23, 2017 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), a young African-American man, and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), a young white woman, have been dating for several months, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate at her family's upstate home with parents Missy (Catherine Keener) and Dean (Bradley Whitford). At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.
** THE PURGE TV series: Blumhouse Television is developing THE PURGE TV series with Universal Cable Productions and franchise creator James DeMonaco, with the series set to air on both USA and S
Regarding the announcement, Jason Blum said: "Over the past few years, we have been working to build Blumhouse Television into an independent studio so we can have the autonomy to work with the best storytellers and give them freedom to create the best dark genre programming. It is a dream that day is here. Julian and his team at ITV are remarkable partners and we can't wait to kick things off with THE PURGE and Secure and Hold. We are excited that with the launch of this new studio, we are expanding our partnership with NBCUniversal by growing THE PURGE franchise into a television series and are grateful for their incredible support of Blumhouse overall." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** THE BLACK ROOM: Check out the trailer for the upcoming film starring Natasha Henstridge, Lin Shaye, Lukas Hassel, Augie Duke and a great supporting cast of genre favorites including James Duval, Dominique Swain and Tiffany Shepis.
Paul and Jennifer Hemdale have just moved into their dream house. But their happy marriage is about to be put to the test as they slowly discover the secret behind the black room in the cellar. Something else is already living in their new home and it is growing stronger every day. THE BLACK ROOM will be opening in theaters on April 28th and will hit VOD May 9th via Cleopatra Entertainment.
----- April 5, 2017 -----
** Bong Joon-Ho's PARASITE: South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-Ho (THE HOST) returns this year with the Netflix original film OKJA, but it looks like he's already developing his next project. AsianWiki (via The Playlist web site) reports that Bong's go to actor Song-Kang Ho will re-team with him on the feature PARASITE. All that's been revealed about the project is that it will 'revolve around a family going through a disturbance'. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** MY FAVORITE THING IS MONSTERS: Sony Pictures has won the rights to the graphic novel. Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late '60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography. Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, while the interconnected stories of those around her unfold. When Karen's investigation takes us back to Anka's life in Nazi Germany, the reader discovers how the personal, the political, the past, and the present converge.
** ANTISOCIAL 2: Years after having her newborn child stolen from her, Sam (Michelle Mylett) searches the world infested with infected users from the Social Redroom website. After befriending a young girl named Bean, Sam is captured and locked in a facility dedicated to finding a cure for the Redroom Virus. Trapped and tortured, Sam tries to escape the facility before an impending update on the Redroom site hits 100% and unleashes its final phase of attack.
** VOICE FROM THE STONE: Set in 1950s Tuscany, Voice from the Stone is the haunting and suspenseful story of Verena, a solemn nurse drawn to aid a young boy who has fallen silent since the sudden passing of his mother.
----- April 4, 2017 -----
** THE MUMMY: Here's the new trailer for the upcoming reboot/remake.
** ANNABELLE CREATION: Here's the brand new trailer! Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle.
** PHOENIX FORGOTTEN: 20 years after three teenagers disappeared in the wake of mysterious lights appearing above Phoenix, Arizona, unseen footage from that night has been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition.
----- April 3rd, 2017 -----
** THE MUMMY: Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension. THE MUMMY opens in theaters June 9.
** ANNABELLE CREATION: The upcoming film tells the tale of a dollmaker and his wife who, several years after the tragic death of their little girl, welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home. Very soon, however, they become the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle.
** THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE: The film makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut as a Walmart exclusive on May 2nd, 2017, from Scream Factory, in conjunction with IFC Midnight. The Blu-ray + DVD Combo will be then available everywhere June 27th, 2017.
It's just another night at the morgue for a father (Brian Cox) and son (Emile Hirsch) team of coroners, until an unidentified, highly unusual corpse arrives. Discovered buried in the basement of the home of a brutally murdered family, the young Jane Doe — eerily well-preserved and with no visible signs of trauma — is shrouded in mystery. As they work into the night to piece together the cause of her death, the two men begin to uncover the disturbing secrets of her life. Soon, a series of terrifying events make it clear: this Jane Doe may not be dead. The latest from TROLL HUNTER director André Øvredal. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
----- March 30, 2017 -----
** Stephen King's IT remake teaser trailer: Here's the teaser trailer! When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
** ANNABELLE CREATION: Director David F. Sandberg's (LIGHTS OUT) revealed that the ANNABELLE sequel has a new title, ANNABELLE CREATION. The follow-up to 2014's hugely-successful ANNABELLE, which scared up nearly $257 million at the worldwide box office during its run in theaters, is once again being produced by Peter Safran and James Wan, who also partnered so effectively on THE CONJURING flicks, the series that first dragged the grinning, possessed little plaything to screens.
ANNABELLE sequel tells the tale of a dollmaker and his wife who, several years after the tragic death of their little girl, welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home. Very soon, however, they become the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** A DARK SONG: A heartbroken woman and recluse occultist perform an ancient, dark ritual to bring her child back to life – but missteps have consequences and unknown evils are unleashed.
----- March 29, 2017 -----
** Stephen King's IT: Warner Bros. Pictures has released the poster and new photos from Andres Muschietti's film adaptation, which opens September 8th. The story follows a group of teenagers in Derry, Maine who are attacked by the malevolent force in the guise of a clown named Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard) who takes the form of your worst fear. The first of a two-film saga, this focuses on the teenagers whereas the second will follow them as adults thirty years later.
** ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK remake: Robert Rodriguez has been at least in talks (and may already be set) to direct the upcoming remake of the John Carpenter classic reports The Tracking Board and Deadline web site. The original was set in a future where the U.S. had become totalitarian theocratic police state and the island of Manhattan is now a walled off maximum security prison. Imprisoned former Special Forces officer Robert 'Snake' Plissken (Kurt Russell) has twenty-four hours to go in, rescue the U.S. President who is being held by the city prison's most dangerous crook, and get out again.
LUTHOR creator Neil Cross is penning the script for the new version which changes things up – the mission is now eleven hours, the person to retrieve is the villainous heir to an agrochemical and biotech corporation, and there's the added complication of a major hurricane approaching. Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman will produce while Carpenter will serve as an executive producer. Production is slated to begin later this year. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
----- March 28, 2017 -----
** DEATH NOTE: What if you had the power to decide who lives and who dies? We suggest you obey the rules. Based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, Death Note follows a high school student who comes across a supernatural notebook, realizing it holds within it a great power; if the owner inscribes someone's name into it while picturing their face, he or she will die. Intoxicated with his new godlike abilities, the young man begins to kill those he deems unworthy of life.
** THE EYES: Some say we are only as sick as our secrets but what if our government really knew those secrets? What if they've watched every move we've made and our secrets aren't really hidden? In The Eyes, six strangers with unspeakable pasts wake up imprisoned in an abandoned warehouse and discover they are being forced to participate in an evil governmental experiment. Five must die. One can live. And they have two hours to decide amongst themselves who survives. The clock is ticking and if they don't decide… they ALL die. The Eyes shows us that someone is always watching.
** RUPTURE: The film follows Renee Morgan (Noomi Rapace), a single mom, who is deathly terrified of spiders. While in route to meet up with a friend, she is violently abducted by a group of strangers. After enduring intense yet strange questioning and examinations, some about her fear of spiders, Renee soon discovers that she is now the subject of an underground experiment. Her captors explain to her that she has a genetic abnormality that can potentially allow her to "rupture" and reveal her alien nature. Renee must find a way to escape before it is too late.
----- March 27, 2017 -----
** MANIAC COP remake: Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn has finally been given the green light to move forward on his long in the works remake of cult 1988 exploitation classic. Variety reported that the film is finally 100% a go, set to shoot this summer in LA with Wild Bunch on board to handle world sales. Prescience MA's Merlin Funds will be financing the film, which is being produced by Winding Refn and Børglum's Copenhagen-set banner Space Rocket Nation, along with Bold Films.
** Stephen King's IT: Here's a new photo from the film, which is set to be released in two parts with Part One focusing on the group of teens called the Losers Club, while Part Two is set around the repercussions on these characters as adults. Stephen King's IT will be released on September 8, 2017.
** CREEPOZOIDS: The bloody trash classic is coming out soon via Band's Full Moon Features for the first time on Blu-ray (streeting April 11th), remastered and restored from the original 35mm camera negative and armed with a new 5.1 surround sound mix. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** WISH UPON: Twelve years after discovering her mother's suicide, 17-year-old Clare Shannon (Joey King) is bullied in high school, embarrassed by her manic, hoarder father Jonathan (Ryan Phillippe) and ignored by her longtime crush. All that changes when her father comes home with an old music box whose inscription promises to grant its owner seven wishes. While Clare is initially skeptical of this magic box, she can't help but be seduced by its dark powers, and is thrilled as her life radically improves with each wish. Clare finally has the life she's always wanted and everything seems perfect – until the people closest to her begin dying in violent and elaborate ways after each wish. Clare realizes that she must get rid of the box, but finds herself unable and unwilling to part with her new-and-improved life – leading her down a dark and dangerous path.
----- March 22, 2017 -----
** SUSPIRIA remake: Production on Luca Guadagnino's remake of Dario Argento's 1977 classic SUSPIRIA is over. Filming on the project took place in Italy from September through December, was halted for much of January and then resumed until it wrapped the other week.
Filming is now officially done, with the director hard at work in post confirms Cineuropa. This suggests the film could be ready in time to premiere during the Fall film festival season. Amazon has already acquired international distribution rights to the movie, and recently courted buyers at the European Film Market. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** KILLER CAMPOUT: The upcoming film (starring Roger Yawson) centers on two youth counselors who bring a group of emotionally troubled teens deep into the woods for a weekend of solitude and confrontational therapy. The trip soon turns deadly when the group is terrorized by a cannibalistic hermit with a thirst for blood!
----- March 21, 2017 -----
** Stephen King's THE DARK TOWER poster: The first poster has arrived for the film adaptation of the Stephen King fantasy novel series which opens in cinemas July 28th. Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey star in the film which is adopting the novel tagline of "there are other worlds than these" for its campaign. Nikolaj Arcel helms the project.
** BLOOD FEAST remake: Director Marcel Walz''s remake will be hitting U.S. theaters on April 28th from Medallion Releasing.
** THE HERETICS: THE HERETICS features a young girl who is abducted by a man. After he claims that a malicious cult is in pursuit of her, he makes it his mission to protect her until sunrise. While restrained, the young girl falls deathly ill. Her friends and family begin to search for her, but the source of her illness becomes more and more apparent: She's not sick…she's changing.
----- March 17, 2017 -----
** LAISSEZ BRONZER LES CADAVRES: From the directors of AMER and THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY'S TEARS. The Mediterranean summer: blue sea, blazing sun….and 250 kg of gold stolen by Rhino and his gang! They had found the perfect hideout: an abandoned and remote hamlet now taken over by a woman artist in search for inspiration. Unfortunately surprise guests and two cops compromise their plan: the heavenly place where wild happenings and orgies used to take place turns into a gruesome battlefield….Relentless and mindblowing.
** BRAZILIAN horror O RASTRO: Here's a new trailer!
----- March 15, 2017 -----
** THE FLY remake: A new take on THE FLY is in development at 20th Century Fox. The Deadline web site reports that J.D. Dillard, who makes his feature film directorial debut with next month's SLEIGHT, is in talks to direct THE FLY remake for the studio. Dillard would also provide the screenplay with his writing partner, Alex Theurer. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** THE VAMPIRE BAT: The Film Detective, in conjunction with UCLA Film & Television Archive, presents THE VAMPIRE BAT like never seen before – digitally mastered from new 35mm film elements preserved by the Archive – flying onto Blu-ray and DVD April 25. This stylized and macabre tale was directed by Frank R. Strayer, who spins a thrilling tale from Hugo-nominated screenwriter Edward T. Lowe, that will have you craving more films from the first Golden Age of Horror!
The film is presented in full screen with an aspect ratio of 1.33 and Dolby Digital sound. Restored from a 35mm composite acetate fine grain master and a 35mm nitrate print, UCLA's restoration recreates the sensational Gustav Brock color sequence, unacknowledged and unseen since first run.
** MAYHEM: A dangerous virus, one that prevents the infected from controlling their inhibitions, is discovered in a corporate law building, the very same firm that recently cleared an infected man on murder charges. When a quarantine is issued and the building goes on lockdown, all hell breaks loose inside, while a disgruntled employee (Steven Yeun) and an irate client (Samara Weaving) must fight and even kill their way to the top to "have a word" with the corrupt executives who wronged them before time runs out.
----- March 13, 2017 -----
** Arrow Video US - April 2017 release schedule: MVD Entertainment Group furthers the distribution of Arrow Video in the US with several titles for April 2017. On April 18th comes THE NIGHT EVELYN CAME OUT OF THE GRAVE (Blu-ray and DVD) and THE RED QUEEN KILLS SEVEN TIMES (Blu-ray and DVD), two giallo chillers from director Emilio P. Miraglia which were previously only available in the limited edition box set entitled Killer Dames. Miraglian blends the grisly whodunnit of the giallo with gothic and supernatural elements to create some truly unique chills in tales of revenge from beyond the grave and killer curses. Also out in April are the following; CALTIKI THE IMMORTAL MONSTER [Blu-ray + DVD] (April 11th), DONNIE DARKO Limited edition [Blu-ray + DVD] (April 18th) and HOUSE: TWO STORIES Limited edition [HOUSE 1 & 2] on Blu-ray (April 11).
** HOUNDS OF LOVE: In suburban Perth during the mid 1980s, people are unaware that women are disappearing at the hands of serial killer couple John and Evelyn White. After an innocent lapse in judgment, Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted by the disturbed couple. With her murder imminent, Vicki realizes she must find a way to drive a wedge between Evelyn and John if she is to survive. Hounds of Love is an exercise in expertly-crafted tension, offering a bold, challenging debut Young.
** DIG TWO GRAVES: A supernatural thriller about the generational violence that plagues a small, backwoods town, set in the 1970s, DIG TWO GRAVES asks "how far would you go to save those you love?"
** THE BELKO EXPERIMENT: Here's some new posters for the upcoming film.
----- March 9, 2017 -----
** POLAROID: Dimension Films has started production on the horror film, directed by and based on the award-winning short by Lars Klevberg. High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the Polaroid vintage camera she stumbles upon, but it doesn't take long to discover that those who have their picture taken meet a tragic end.
** Scream Factory's The Paul Naschy Collection: The Blu-ray box set will include five films from Paul Naschy career; VENGEANCE OF THE ZOMBIES, HORROR RISES FROM THE TOMB, BLUE EYES OF THE BROKEN DOLL, NIGHT OF THE WEREWOLF and HUMAN BEASTS. The set is scheduled to street June 20th.
----- March 8, 2017 -----
** Stephen King's IT: Today comes word via producer Seth Grahame-Smith that Stephen King has seen the new IT and passed on a message:
"Steve asked me to pass along that he saw a screening of IT today and he wanted to let everybody know that they should stop worrying about it as the producers have done a wonderful job with the production."
Production wrapped in September last year on the first part of IT which Andres Muschietti is helming and which is rumored to begin production shortly on the second film in Toronto. The first IT hit cinemas in September. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** ELVIRA MISTRESS OF THE DARK: Cinespectral Films just announced their plans to release the 1988 cult comedy for the first time ever on Blu-ray, in glorious all-new restored High Definition. Limited to just 3,000 copies, this strictly limited Dual-Format 3-disc collector's edition is packed with all-new special features and never-before-seen archive material.
When famed TV horror hostess Elvira (Cassandra Peterson) quits her job after being sexually harassed by the station's new owner, she forms a plan to start her own show in the heart of Las Vegas. Upon learning that her great aunt Morgana has passed away, Elvira travels to the town of Falwell to claim her inheritance, only to soon find herself stranded in town when her Macabre Mobile's engine blows up. Once the stuffy locals get an eyeful of the scream queen's ample assets, all hell busts loose! Will she become Las Vegas' next big dance sensation or will she get burned alive at the stake?
The 3-disc mediabook packaging is available with a choice of three variant front-cover designs: the original theatrical artwork, the promotional press-kit artwork, and an all-new commissioned retro-inspired piece by German horror director Andreas Marschall. Special metal foil printing on all three artworks is also present and each numbered set is certified by a holographic sticker. Each variant is limited to just 1,000 units.
The bilingual 60-page bound-in fully illustrated booklet features English texts by Sam Irvin and Patterson Lundquist, along with never-before-seen production stills and dazzling international artwork. This material will only be featured as part of the exclusive edition. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
----- March 7, 2017 -----
** MEG: Warner Bros. Pictures has pushed Jon Turteltaub's giant shark film MEG back by five months. Originally set for a March 2nd 2018 bow, the film will now open late Summer – specifically August 10th 2018. The plan is also for a 3D and Imax release of the Jason Statham and Li Bingbing-led film adaptation of the Steve Alten novel.
In the film a deep-sea submersible – part of an international undersea observation program – has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific…with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crew-and the ocean itself-from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. What no one could have imagined is that, years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature. Now, teamed with Suyin, he must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below… bringing him face to face once more with the greatest and largest predator of all time.
Cliff Curtis, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Robert Taylor, Masi Oka, Jessica McNamee, Page Kennedy, Olafur Darri Olafsson and Sophia Shuya Cai co-star. Dean Georgaris and Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber penned the script while Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Belle Avery and Colin Wilson are producing. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** Thai horror SIAM SQUARE: Here's the trailer!
** SHE KILLS: From writer/director Ron Bonk. Sadie's life is destroyed when a vicious gang called "The Touchers" targets her for their sadistic fantasies after witnessing her sexy but innocent naked frolicking in a nearby field. On her wedding night they attack her and her husband Edward, brutalizing both of them. But during the attack the virgin bride discovers a dangerous secret about her body - she is cursed with the legendary "Fire Crotch", a condition where Satan has laid claim to her vagina. After visiting her fortune teller friend Casparella, a space exorcism is attempted on her meat flaps, but it only ends up unlocking secret hidden powers inside her. Her hatchet wound becomes lethal, her most deadly weapon in her thirst for revenge against The Touchers and her fight against lustful men everywhere!
** ATTACKED ON SET: A group of young, hot new actors and crew move production to a new studio in a remote area of a Midwest town. All of your favorite characters are here! Little did they know but the killer has a score to settle when everyone on set is stranded in the remote studio with a van that has run out of gas and no cell phone service. No one is immune, not even the tree hugger, land developer or news crew covering a nearby construction project infringing on the habitat of an endangered bird species. Just when you catch your breath from steamy on set encounters, you will be gasping for air when the killer picks off the crew one by one and carves up their bodies for his own deviant pleasures. Just when you believe all is lost, the heroics of the local cop changes the plans of the killer (or is he acting alone?).
----- March 6, 2017 -----
** SUSPIRIA remake: Photos popped up over the weekend of actress Tilda Swinton on the Berlin set of Luca Guadagino's remake of Dario Argento's iconic 1977 masterpiece over at British newspaper The Sun.
Dakota Johnson stars as an American ballet student who transfers to a prestigious dance academy in Germany. After a series of murders take place, she later realises that the academy is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural. No release date has yet been set.
** Stephen King's IT part II: Before it began production, those involved in the new two-film adaptation of Stephen King's IT were always quite clear that it was a two-parter with the kids the focus of the first film and the adult versions of those characters the focus of the second. Production on the first part ran from June to September last year, and there has been little talk of the second part filming from those involved beyond comments that it is on the way.
Now, a new listing on My Entertainment World suggests that shooting on that second part is slated to begin March 17th under the secret title "Accordion". The filming location is listed as Toronto where the first part was also shot. The story is set in a small town in Maine, where seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies, and a child-eating, sewer-dwelling monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard).
Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Nicholas Hamilton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, and Jeremy Ray Taylor star as the kids in the first part with the trailer for it coming shortly ahead of the first film's release on September 8th. The second part hasn't scheduled a release date yet. Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg, and Barbara Muschietti are producing both films. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** THE WIZARD OF OZ: A horror film set in the universe of THE WIZARD OF OZ is in the works at New Line Cinema, according to THR. The script is in early development, but will be based on the universe created by L. Frank Baum in his 1900 novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." The book was, of course, turned into the 1939 classic film THE WIZARD OF OZ starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan Ray Bolger, Burt Lahr and Margaret Hamilton. There were 13 sequels to the first novel, and the first book was turned into a Broadway musical in 1902. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** MY FRIEND DAHMER: Entertainment Weekly has the first photo from the upcoming film MY FRIEND DAHMER, adapting the comic of that same name by cartoonist Derf Backderf, who actually grew up as a childhood friend of the famous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. The photo shows actor Ross Lynch, formerly of Disney Channel series Austin & Ally and Disney made-for-TV movie series Teen Beach Movie, looking less like a teen heartthrob and more "hauntingly similar" to the actual teenage Dahmer, according to statements relayed from Beckderf and other childhood friends of the killer by director Marc Meyers. (thanks to BleedingCool.com)
----- March 1st, 2017 -----
** Bong Joon-ho's OKJA: Four years after SNOWPIERCER, Korean master Bong Joon-ho is on the cusp of releasing his next high concept sci-fi opus OKJA. Netflix is backing the $53 million project, and has just launched the first teaser in Korea.
Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano and more star alongside several Korean actors in the English and Korean language film, including lead An Seo-hyun, who plays Mija, a young girl trying to protect a large creature from the grips of a multi-national corporation.
Netflix will release the film in June through its global online service, but there have been hints that the film may receive a theatrical release in some markets, including Korea. Many predict that the film could debut at Cannes in May.
** SPLIT: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment announced that SPLIT will be available on Digital HD on April 4, 2017 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on April 18, 2017. Kevin Crumb's (James McAvoy) fractured mind has revealed 23 personalities, but one remains dangerously submerged, set to materialize and dominate the others. McAvoy delivers "the role of his career" (Peter Debruge, Variety) as Kevin reaches a war for dominance among all those that rage within him, threatening his stability and impacting the survival of everyone around him.