It's here in the Archives section that you will find the news of the last three months.
----- June 28, 2019 -----
** NEKROTONIC: A man who discovers that he is part of a secret sect of magical beings who hunt down and destroy demons in the internet. Starring Monica Belluci!
** SAW: The next installment in the SAW franchise, a semi-reimagining of the property, is reportedly gearing up to film next week according to director Darren Lynn Bousman. JIGSAW writers Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg penned the script for the new project which hails in part from comedian Chris Rock who came up with an idea to spin-off and expand the horror franchise's world. Rock not only gets a story credit but also stars.
Speaking on Twitter, Bousman says: "Start shooting the new Saw film in just a few days. Something I never thought I would be typing again! Gotta be honest. No one is ready for the insanity about to bleed out on screen!" Bousman directed the second through fourth films in the series. The new film will be released on October 23rd 2020. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** CASTLE FREAK remake: Clair Catherine, Jake Horowitz, Chris Galust, Kika Magalhães, Emily Sweet, Elisha Pratt, and Omar Brunsonvia are set to star in a remake of 1995 horror feature CASTLE FREAK which producers Full Moon Studios and Fangoria are backing.
The story follows the recently blinded Rebecca who travels to Albania with her boyfriend and their friends to manage her sudden inheritance of a castle from her long-lost-mother. Upon arrival, they learn that Rebecca's family harboured dark secrets with potentially cosmic implications. Corpses soon pile up, and Rebecca has to stay one step ahead of the castle, and her family's history.
Dallas Sonnier, Amanda Presmyk, Barbara Crampton, Justin Martell, Matt Manjourides and Charles Band produce. Shooting begins in Albania sometime next month. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** THE LODGE: Here's the new trailer for the upcoming film starring Riley Keough, Jaeden Lieberher, Lia McHugh, Alicia Silverstone, and Richard Armitage.
----- June 25, 2019 -----
** 28 DAYS LATER sequel: Out doing the promotional rounds for YESTERDAY, filmmaker Danny Boyle has confirmed he is working on another film in the 28 DAYS LATER franchise.
Speaking with The Independent, he says he and the first film's writer – EX MACHINA and ANNIHILATION filmmaker Alex Garland – are re-teaming for this third one which follows on from the 2002 original and the 2007 sequel 28 WEEKS LATER directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo:
"Alex Garland and I have a wonderful idea for the third part. It's properly good. The original film led to a bit of a resurgence in the zombie drama and it doesn't reference any of that. It doesn't feel stale at all. He's concentrating on directing his own work at the moment, so it's stood in abeyance really, but it's a you-never-know." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** LAST NIGHT IN SOHO: Veteran British actors Diana Rigg and Terence Stamp have joined Edgar Wright's film for Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Film4 and Working Title. Filming just began in and around London. Story details are under wraps, but is said to be a psychological horror with influences ranging from DON'T LOOK NOW and REPULSION.
Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Matt Smith, Rita Tushingham, Michael Ajao and Synnøve Karlsen co-star. Wright directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with Krysty Wilson-Cairns. Nira Park, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are producing. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** THE INVISIBLE MAN: Harriet Dyer has joined the likes of Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge and Storm Reid in Leigh Whannell's THE INVISIBLE MAN remake for Blumhouse-Universal. Filming begins in Sydney, Australia next month. Specifics of her role are unknown. Jason Blum is producing the project which opens March 13th next year. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** THE NIGHT SITTER: A con artist poses as a babysitter to steal from a wealthy occult enthusiast. One of the kids she's sitting unwittingly summons a trio of witches known as The Three Mothers.
** MUTANT BLAST: Maria, a fearless soldier, and TS-347, a man with superhuman strength, are being pursued by a military cell responsible for scientific experiments that have resulted in a zombie apocalypse. On the way, they will meet Pedro, a man with few ambitions and a great hangover. Together, they will try to escape to a safe place, but complications will cross their paths in the form of a nuclear bomb.
** JAWS: One of the original mechanical shark props used in Steven Spielberg's JAWS, affectionately nicknamed Bruce, has been 'fully transformed' in a new restoration project from Emmy winner Greg Nicotero, his studio KNB EFX, and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures conservation team.
Bruce is the only surviving shark prop from the 1975 classic which famously had to deal with mechanical sharks constantly malfunctioning. In 2016, Bruce's owner Nathan Adlen bequeathed the shark to the Academy Museum – previously he'd been displayed at a junkyard.
The Academy Museum says this will be the fourth and final version of the shark which was made from the original model. It will be a part of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures which opens sometime after the Oscars in February 2020. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** CHILD'S PLAY remake: At the box office, the reboot came in second, snagging a solid $14 million which already goes above its cost-effective $10 million production budget. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** THE CRAFT remake: Cailee Spaeny is in negotiations to star in the contemporary reimagining of the 1990s cult hit THE CRAFT for Sony Pictures and Blumhouse. She marks the first cast member to sign on.
The story centers on Hannah, a high school outcast who falls into a friendship with three other young women and begins experimenting with witchcraft. They unleash a power that at first seems to solve problems in their lives but slowly consumes them with unforeseen costs.
Zoe Lister-Jones has been tapped to write and direct the new take which begins shooting in July. Blum, Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher will produce. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** MIDSOMMAR: A24 has released a special promo trailer for its upcoming horror film MIDSOMMAR which offers even more of a creepy vibe than the previous ones. HEREDITARY helmer Ari Aster directs the story about a couple's vacation to a Swedish village which takes a sinister turn when the insular townspeople invite them into a series of rituals that render their pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving. The film opens everywhere July 3rd. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
----- June 20, 2019 -----
** HALLOWEEN remake sequel: Multiple sources told the Collider web site that Blumhouse's HALLOWEEN 2 is gearing up to start shooting after Labor Day with Universal to likely target an October 16th 2020 release – a date already set aside for an untitled Blumhouse project. Jamie Lee Curtis is highly likely to return as Laurie Strode, as are Judy Greer and Andi Matichak as Laurie's daughter and granddaughter. Talent deals have yet to close however.
David Gordon Green wrote the script for the follow-up and is expected to return, taking the helm again after directing last year's refresh. Blum, Malek Akkad and Bill Block will produce while Green, Curtis, Danny McBride, John Carpenter and Couper Samuelson are likely to executive produce. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: Studio Chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos unveiled at CineEurope that Paramount is working on the next entry in the franchise. Said Gianopulos, "We are partnering with uber horror producer Jason Blum to bring a new installment of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY." The project is currently in development. As-yet, there is no title, and details are being kept under wraps. The film would be the seventh in the nearly $900M worldwide grossing series. (thanks to Deadline.com)
** A QUIET PLACE 2: Paramount Pictures has announced that production has officially begun on the sequel to the critically acclaimed 2018 hit horror film. A family must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you.
Emily Blunt returns alongside cast members Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds, with John Krasinski set to write and direct again. Cillian Murphy and Brian Tyree Henry will also star. The first film opened in cinemas in April last year and grossed over $334 million worldwide from a $17 million dollar budget. Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller produce the new one which opens May 15th 2020. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** TRESPASSERS: Directed by: Orson Oblowitz. Starring: Angela Trimbur ,Zach Avery, Janel Parrish, Jonathan Howard, Fairuza Balk, Carlo Rota, Sebastian Sozzi, Joey Abril.
** IN MEMORY OF: The new film from director Eric Stanze (ICE FROM THE SUN, SCRAPBOOK, DEADWOOD PARK, RATLINE) debuted on Blu-ray last year. The award-winning film has now rolled out to VOD and is available via Amazon and Vudu.
A fever-dream horror road-trip adventure film, IN MEMORY OF is available on Blu-ray at the Wicked Pixel Cinema official website. The two-disc release includes a 93 minute making-of documentary, commentary track by director Eric Stanze, commentary track by actress Jackie Kelly, actor Jason Christ, and director Eric Stanze, a featurette on the film's original music score, and deleted scenes.
----- June 19, 2019 -----
** A QUIET PLACE sequel: John Krasinski's critical and commercial smash hit original horror film A QUIET PLACE worked in many ways due to some very careful world building. The film spent much of its time detailing how humans lived and functioned in this now dangerous world of silence populated by dangerous sound-detecting monsters, but barely touched upon anything about the origin of the monsters themselves.
The upcoming sequel however sounds like it will go into further detail as to said origins, with the new film's co-star Brian Tyree Henry telling The Observer this week:
"We'll see more of that family continuing to survive and finding out that they're not the only ones. And I think that we're also going to get a few answers to the origin of where and how this whole thing happened. I think that people want to know that. But I think you're just going to see another side of it…more of humanity that survived this thing in this next story."
Original film cast members Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe are returning as the Abbott family while Cillian Murphy is also joining the action. Further plot details however remain under wraps. A QUIET PLACE 2 opens March 20th next year. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** AMITYVILLE 1974: The Wonderfilm Media Corporation announced that AMITYVILLE 1974 has been greenlit with filming to begin in November. The film will deal with the real-life rampage murders that would become the background story for author Jay Anson's 1977 bestseller THE AMITYVILLE HORROR and its many subsequent film adaptations.
Casey La Scala will direct from a script he wrote which shifts the focus back to the traumatic murders – when Ronald DeFeo Jr. shot all six members of his family in a spree killing – that reputedly set the supernatural stage for the haunted-house legend. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** THE 3RD EYE 2: Here's the trailer for the new Indonesia horror film now available on Netflix.
** CHILD'S PLAY remake: Here's yet another poster taking a stab at TOY STORY 4.
----- June 18, 2019 -----
** Another BLACK CHRISTMAS remake: The beautiful Imogen Poots is set to lead the second remake of BLACK CHRISTMAS for Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures. Aleyse Shannon, Brittany O'Grady, Lily Donoghue and Caleb Eberhardt will also star in the horror film which has already set a December 13th release date.
The original 1974 film is considered the first true slasher feature and starred the likes of Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder and John Saxon. It follows a female sorority who finds themselves being stalked by a menacing killer during the holidays.
The property was remade in 2006 by Dimension Films with Katie Cassidy, Michelle Trachtenberg and Mary Elizabeth Winstead in the main roles. Sophia Takal is directing the new remake and co-wrote the script with April Wolfe. Jason Blum, Ben Cosgrove and Adam Hendricks will produce and shooting will take place in New Zealand. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** DOCTOR SLEEP: The world will shine again. DOCTOR SLEEP only in Theaters November 8.
** READY OR NOT: The upcoming film follows a young bride (the beautiful Samara Weaving) as she joins her new husband's (Mark O'Brien) rich, eccentric family (Adam Brody, Henry Czerny, Andie MacDowell) in a time-honored tradition that turns into a lethal game with everyone fighting for their survival.
** CHILD'S PLAY remake: Here's yet another poster for the upcoming remake.
----- June 16, 2019 -----
GOREZONE is 21 years old today!
Twenty one years ago, the Internet was totally different. There was no Facebook, no Instagram, no Twitter, no Smartphones... actually most people had never "surfed" the world wide web. Back in June 1998, I decided to start GOREZONE because of the lack of coverage for the horror genre on the Internet. There was tons of sites dedicated to STAR WARS and STAR TREK, yet apart from a few good horror sites such as HorrorMovies.com and HouseofHorrors.com, the net was leaving me wanting for more. GOREZONE was born as the first web site dedicated to daily horror news. 21 years later GOREZONE is still alive, independant and true to its original concept. Never sold out. Never gave up.
Twenty one years is a long time. Not surprisingly I remember the first day, working on my computer, creating the images in Photoshop and layout in Pagemill. I'd love to thank all the readers and everyone who helped the site through all these years! It means a lot to me. Thank you for believing in GOREZONE and making it the #1 source for bloody daily horror news!
----- June 13, 2019 -----
** DOLLS: Dee Wallace (E.T., CUJO, THE HOWLING) stars in DOLLS, a new supernatural thriller from first-time feature director Cuyle Carvin that will be released on DVD and VOD in the U.S. on July 2.
** THEM THAT FOLLOW: Deep in Appalachia, Pastor Lemuel Childs (Walton Goggins) presides over an isolated community of serpent handlers, an obscure sect of Pentecostals who willingly take up venomous snakes to prove themselves before God. As his devoted daughter, Mara (Alice Englert) prepares for her wedding day, under the watchful eye of Hope Slaughter (Academy Award Winner Olivia Colman), a dangerous secret is unearthed and she is forced to confront the deadly tradition of her father's church. Also starring Kaitlyn Dever, Jim Gaffigan, Thomas Mann, and Lewis Pullman.
** THE BLUE DOOR: The Hollywood Reporter brings word that THE BLUE DOOR horror short has been picked up by Amblin Partners. Paul Taylor, the director of the original short, will helm the feature film version of the story.
The short revolved around a nurse assigned to an elderly woman living in a dilapidated home. The nurse unwittingly becomes the focus of the dark entity that is connected to a secret blue door, that once opened, has devastating consequences. GAME OF THRONES Gemma Whelan starred as the caring nurse in the short film. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** DEADCON: The horrors and isolation of being a social media influencer run rampant when a collection of YouTube and Instagram stars soon discover there are things scarier than thousands of teenagers armed with phones asking for selfies.
----- June 11, 2019 -----
** Rob Zombie's 3 FROM HELL: Here's the teaser trailer for the upcoming film.
** DANIEL ISN'T REAL: Here's the poster for the upcoming horror movie directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer based on a script he co-wrote with Brian DeLeeuw and starring Patrick Schwarzenegger, Miles Robbins, Sasha Lane, Hannah Marks, and Mary Stuart Masterson.
** BLAIR WITCH: Experience first-hand the toll that fear can take on the mind in an original story set in the BLAIR WITCH universe from the creative minds behind critically acclaimed LAYERS OF FEAR. Inspired by the lore of the genre defining film series, BLAIR WITCH is a first-person psychological horror game that studies your reactions to danger and stress.
** DYING LIGHT 2: This is Aiden. A survivor in an infected world. The fate of The City is in your hands. Coming Spring 2020.
----- June 10, 2019 -----
** ESCAPE ROOM 2: Sony Pictures has pushed back the sequel to August 14th 2020.
** SVALTA: Orion Pictures has successfully acquired the rights to comedic duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's horror pitch titled SVALTA which centers on family stuck on a foreign island. The film is co-written by Frost along with Stolen Picture's creative directors James Serafinowicz and Nat Saunders.
"We are unbelievably excited to be partnering with Simon, Nick and Miles on Svalta," Orion Pictures President John Hegeman said. "The story is scary, awesome and crazy, and their unique voice is perfect for this movie. We can't wait to bring this to the big screen with them." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** CANDYMAN reboot: Ian Cooper, a creative director at Jordan Peele's production company Monkeypaw, appeared at a producers panel the other day and was asked if the new film will deal with a social issue in a way their films like GET OUT and US did. He responded to the Deadline web site:
"We talk a lot about fans and the idea of appeasing fans and when you do that and how do you do that and when do you not do that. I think my issue with fandom is that it's really problematic. It's probably the most problematic thing facing the genre. It typically comes with a dogma that is abrasive and that is more resistant to change and permutation than you would think. I think what we're trying to do with CANDYMAN is both be mischievous in how we address the relationship to the first film but also be very satisfying.
What we're doing with CANDYMAN and how Jordan is crafting it on the page is going to be very exciting and rewarding to audiences that haven't seen the original film as well as people who've seen the original film. In a broad sense of the word, this film will stand alone if you've never heard of a film called CANDYMAN and will dovetail in a pretty complicated and interesting way to the original. In short, I think this will really fit in with what we're doing with US and did with GET OUT in a way that will be circuitous."
Cooper adds that the new "Candyman" has gone through various iterations whilst in development, including some "so high concept they're basically a Gus Van Sant film". Cooper would also not elaborate on original series star Tony Todd's potential involvement saying: "Tony Todd is just no comment, full stop." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
----- June 7, 2019 -----
** BLOOD MACHINES: The project has been acquired by Shudder. Here's the first teaser with the Original Music.
** THE DEAD DON'T DIE: Here's an international spot for the upcoming film.
** CHILD'S PLAY remake: Here's yet another poster making fun of TOY STORY. Chucky returns to the big screen on June 21.
----- June 6, 2019 -----
** Rob Zombie's 3 FROM HELL: Fans have been anxiously waiting for the return of Rob Zombie with the long-awaited sequel to 2003's HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES and 2005's THE DEVIL'S REJECTS, and the 54-year-old rocker/director took to Instagram to reveal that the first trailer will finally debut next week! (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** CANDYMAN reboot: The film is expected to commence production in Chicago, Illinois August 20 with hopes to wrap filming by September 20 — a short span of time to film, but as a relatively low-cost horror project it makes sense. Universal Pictures will release CANDYMAN theatrically in the U.S. on June 12, 2020. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** ANNABELLE COMES HOME: The Warren Artifact Room - A 360 Experience!
** SATANIC PANIC: RLJE Films has acquired SATANIC PANIC, the latest pickup for the indie distributor of a pic from the recently relaunched Fangoria horror label. Hayley Griffith, Ruby Modine, Michael Polish, Jerry O'Connell and Rebecca Romijn star in the pic, which had its world premiere earlier this year at the Overlook Film Festival. It will now hit big screens and digital day-and-date September 6.
Chelsea Stardust directed the film, about a pizza delivery girl (Griffith) at the end of her financial rope who has to fight for her life – and her tips – when her last order of the night turns out to be for high society Satanists in need of a virgin sacrifice. The story is by Grady Hendrix and Ted Geoghegan and Hendrix penned the script. (thanks to Deadline.com)
** ASHES: After a family's estranged aunt passes away, they're reluctant and creeped out to receive her cremated ashes. But when a series of supernatural misfortunes beset them, they'll have to go through Hell to be rid of her angry spirit.
----- June 4, 2019 -----
** CREEPSHOW TV series: David Arquette, Tricia Helfer and Dana Gould have joined Shudder's first longform original series – the series reboot of the CREEPSHOW anthology franchise. The new cast join Adrienne Barbeau, Giancarlo Esposito and Tobin Bell. In addition, Tom Savini will be helming an adaptation of Joe Hill's "By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain". (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK: Here's the new trailer. CBS Films, Lionsgate and eOne will release SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK in theaters everywhere AUGUST 9, 2019.
** BLACK CIRCLE: The lives of two sisters change dramatically, since they were hypnotized by a mystical vinyl record from the 1970s. Starring Christina Lindberg from the Swedish cult classic THRILLER A CRUEL PICTURE. (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)
----- May 31, 2019 -----
** DARK: The trilogy continues with season 2 on June 21st, only on Netflix.
** CANDYMAN reboot: Last year came word that filmmaker Jordan Peele is set to produce a refresh of 1992 cult horror franchise CANDYMAN for MGM and Universal Pictures. That original, an adaptation of Clive Barker's short story "The Forbidden," starred Virginia Madsen as a graduate student who explores the legend of Candyman (Tony Todd) while writing a thesis on urban legends.
The new film has been dubbed a 'spiritual sequel' to the original and returns to the now-gentrified section of Chicago where the Cabrini-Green housing projects once stood. However there has been some confusion as to who is playing the Candyman himself in the film. We do know Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will play an artist who becomes obsessed with the bloody legend, Teyonah Parris is his art dealer girlfriend. The other week, appearing at Nickel City Con in New York, Todd disclosed he has a role in the upcoming film in what sounds like a cameo honoring the original. He says:
"Out of the blue I got a phone call from Jordan Peele. We're still waiting for the contract, but the way he explained it to me was that it's gonna be applause-worthy moments. That's his words. No matter what happens with that, it's gonna just put renewed attention on the original." Nia DaCosta is slated to helm the film which will shoot later this year for a 2020 release. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** 47 METERS DOWN UNCAGED: Johannes Roberts is back in the director's chair for the sequel to 2017's surprise hit shark attack flick, in theaters on August 16, 2019.
** RAMPANT: A darkness looms over ancient Korea: murderous creatures known as Night Demons have overrun the country. Returning from a long imprisonment abroad, Prince Ganglim discovers that it will take the strength of his entire kingdom to stop the bloody rampage spreading across the nation in this fresh new take on zombie horror from the studios that brought you TRAIN TO BUSAN.
----- May 30, 2019 -----
** ARMY OF THE DEAD: British actress Ella Purnell has joined the cast of Zack Snyder's ARMY OF THE DEAD. Purnell plays Kate, the sister of Dave Bautista's character. Ana De La Reguera, Theo Rossi and Huma Qureshi also star. Snyder and Shay Hatten wrote the script for the project which follows a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas and a man assembling a group of mercenaries to pull off the greatest heist. Snyder and his wife Deborah Snyder are producing and filming begins in July. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** TRAPPED ALIVE: One wintry night, pals Robin and Monica are making their way to a Christmas party when they're carjacked by a gang of crooks recently escaped from the local penitentiary. With the two young women taken as hostages, things take an even darker turn when their vehicle plummets down an abandoned mine shaft, trapping them underground with the dangerous crooks - and a mutant cannibal.
This new Arrow Video US release comes with a brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative, 3 brand new audio commentary tracks, a brand new making-of documentary and more. Street Date: 06/04/19.
** 47 METERS DOWN UNCAGED: The film takes place in the backpacking mecca of Brazil, against the backdrop of the country's vibrant culture, party atmosphere and beautiful beaches. A group of five girls from different backgrounds and countries are united by their lust for life and adventure in the coastal metropolis of Recife. Looking to get off the well-worn tourist trail, they hear about a hidden underwater ruin from a local guide and seize the opportunity to discover their own Atlantis beneath the turquoise waves. Unbeknownst to them, the caves where the forgotten city lies are not completely uninhabited, and as they swim deeper into the submerged labyrinth of caves they enter the territory of the deadliest shark species in the ocean. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
----- May 29, 2019 -----
** ANNABELLE COMES HOME: Here's the second trailer.
** PARANORMAL: A third Middle Eastern series is coming from Netflix. PARANORMAL, which is based on the best selling books by late author Ahmed Khaled Tawfik, will mark the streaming service's first foray into Egyptian drama.
Set in the 1960s, Paranormal depicts the adventures of Dr. Refaat Ismail, a single hematologist who finds himself faced with a series of supernatural events. The series will be produced by both Mohamed Hefzy and Amr Salama, who is also the showrunner as well as the director. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
----- May 28, 2019 -----
** PERFECT: Produced and scored by Flying Lotus and executive-produced by Steven Soderbergh, PERFECT introduces Garrett Wareing as an emotionally-troubled young man. His mother (Abbie Cornish) sends him to a clinic, where modernist serenity whispers soothing promises of perfection. By planting plug-and-play characteristics directly into his own body, he is relieved of his dark, twisted visions, but his body pays the price for purity of mind. A festival favorite from writer and director Eddie Alcazar - one of Filmmaker's 25 to Watch.
** GAME OVER: Here's the trailer for the upcoming film directed by Ashwin Saravanan.
** GET MY GUN: As a follow-up to its physical (and theatrical) release, fans of GET MY GUN can now check out this gritty revenge thriller in all of its HD glory on select VOD platforms. Written and directed by Brian Darwas and produced Jennifer Carchietta, with a primarily female cast and crew. GET MY GUN, not only brings a new voice, but a new twist, to the revenge film; redefining what the subgenre means in the 21st century.
----- May 27, 2019 -----
** A QUIET PLACE sequel: The highly-anticipated sequel to the 2018 horror hit, which is being helmed by John Krasinski for the second time, is moving its release date up two months from its original May 15, 2020 to March 20! (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** THE NIGHTINGALE: Here's the poster for the upcoming film.
** CHILD'S PLAY remake: Orion Pictures has released TV spot for the upcoming reboot of CHILD'S PLAY, the clip offering preview of Chucky's killing spree. Mark Hamill stars as the voice of the killer doll in the film which is scheduled to hit cinemas on June 21st, while Aubrey Plaza and Brian Tyree Henry co-star.
** LAST NIGHT IN SOHO: Filmmaker Edgar Wright has taken to Instagram to reveal the first behind-the-scenes photo from the set at Focus Features and Working Title Films. The photo confirms that production has officially begun on the psychological horror-thriller which is said to be in the vein of DON'T LOOK NOW and REPULSION.
Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie and Matt Smith co-star. Wright co-wrote the script for the film with Krysty Wilson-Cairns while Nira Park, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Wright will produce. Focus Features and Universal Pictures International will distribute the film worldwide. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
----- May 23, 2019 -----
** THE NIGHTINGALE: A meditation on the consequences of violence and the price of seeking vengeance. From the director of THE BABADOOK.
** TITANOBOA: Constantin Film and JB Pictures are set to fast-track development on an as-yet-untitled action-horror movie about the re-emergence of the prehistoric Titanoboa. Essentially a film aiming to do for snakes what THE MEG did for sharks, the now extinct creature lived in Colombia and could grow up to 12.8 meters long and weigh over a metric tonne.
The project hails from much of the same producing team behind the smash RESIDENT EVIL movie series and recently finished shooting an adaptation of the "Monster Hunter" video game series. Tony Giglio is aboard to write the screenplay. Jeremy Bolt and Robert Kulzer are producing the film which will shoot in 2020. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** CHILD'S PLAY remake: Here's another new poster for the upcoming film.
----- May 22, 2019 -----
** PET SEMATARY remake: The chilling new adaptation PET SEMATARY comes home on Digital June 25, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Video-On-Demand July 9 from Paramount Home Entertainment. The Digital, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray releases are packed with over 90 minutes of special features, including hair-raising deleted and extended scenes, a chilling alternate ending, a look at the main characters, behind-the-scenes footage, cast interviews and more.
After the Creed family relocates from Boston to rural Maine, they soon discover an ancient burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home. When tragedy strikes, the grief-stricken father is driven by the cemetery's sinister power, setting off a perilous chain of events that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences. Some secrets are best left buried in this twisted thriller.
** FREAKS: In this genre-bending psychological sci-fi thriller, a bold girl discovers a bizarre, threatening, and mysterious new world beyond her front door after she escapes her father's protective and paranoid control.
----- May 21, 2019 -----
** BRIGHTBURN: Elizabeth Banks, Jackson Dunn, David Denman, Meredith Hagner and Matt Jones star in the David Yarovesky-directed film which is released May 24th.
** JACOB'S LADDER remake: Vertical Entertainment has acquired the U.S. rights to the remake. According to a report from the Deadline web site, the deal means that DISH will premiere the remake during a brief window in July before the film opens in theaters the following month. This is a major development for the film, which has lingered in development hell for years. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** THE FEAR OF LOOKING UP: A female-driven revenge thriller with a twist, an exploration of grief, reality and dreams using the mechanics of a cop drama. Inspired by a heady brew of H.P. Lovecraft style cosmic horror the film hints at unimaginable universes, blended with detective noir.
** TRUE FICTION: Avery Malone, a lonely wannabe writer, gets her big break when she's hand-selected to assist her hero, reclusive author, Caleb Conrad. Whisked away to Caleb's remote estate, Avery is given her one and only task: participate in a psychological experiment in fear that will serve as the basis for Caleb's writing. Her stay soon turns dark when she finds herself the subject of Caleb's all-too-real horror novel.
----- May 20, 2019 -----
** Chris Rock's SAW: Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures have announced that they're returning to the lair of Jigsaw and all his treacherous traps with a brand new SAW movie, this time featuring a story conceived by none other than comedian Chris Rock.
"When Chris Rock came to us and described in chilling detail his fantastic vision that reimagines and spins-off the world of the notorious Jigsaw Killer, we were all-in," said Joe Drake, Chairman of Lionsgate's Motion Picture Group. "SAW is one of the highest grossing horror franchises of all-time and it's one of Lionsgate's most successful film series. This upcoming film will still be as mind bending and intense as all the previous SAW films. Chris conceived this idea and it will be completely reverential to the legacy of the material while reinvigorating the brand with his wit, creative vision and passion for this classic horror franchise."
"I've been a fan of SAW since the first film in 2004," said Rock. "I am excited by the opportunity to take this to a really intense and twisted new place." The new SAW film will be released on October 23, 2020. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** THE DEAD DON'T DIE: The greatest zombie cast ever disassembled starring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, RZA, Selena Gomez, Carol Kane, Austin Butler, Luka Sabbat and Tom Waits. Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. In Theaters June 14th.
** WITCHFINDER GENERAL remake: Vincent Price starred in the original as lawyer Matthew Hopkins who claims to have been appointed to the titular role during the English Civil War in the 17th century. Roger Corman co-produced the film based on Ronald Bassett's novel.
Several years ago came word of the project with DRIVE filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn attached to produce. Tied to that, several more names attached to the new remake have been revealed. The key new hires are THE ROAD helmer John Hillcoat who is slated to direct, while scribe Jon Croker is penning the script. Croker penned THE WOMAN IN BLACK sequel. Rupert Preston will also produce. No word as to when the project might happen as it's still in fairly early development from the sounds of it. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** ANNABELLE COMES HOME: Here's a new poster for the upcoming film.
----- May 15, 2019 -----
** THE PURGE: Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions and Platinum Dunes have set a July 10th 2020 release date for an untitled new film in THE PURGE franchise. Creator James DeMonaco is returning to pen the script and Jason Blum is producing. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** MIDSOMMAR: Jack Reynor and Florence Pugh star in the film as a couple who travels to Sweden to visit their friend's rural hometown, famed for its mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic vacation soon turns into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
----- May 13, 2019 -----
** ZOMBIELAND 2 DOUBLE TAP: Sony Pictures has shifted around its late 2019 slate, moving back the theatrical release of ZOMBIELAND 2 DOUBLE TAP by a week to October 18th.
** BLOOD MACHINES: Two space hunters are tracking down a machine trying to free itself. After taking it down, they witness a mystical phenomenon: the ghost of a young woman pulls itself out of the machine, as if the spaceship had a soul. Trying to understand the nature of this entity, they start chasing the woman through space.
** THE 16TH EPISODE: Three YouTubers, each with their own inner demons, visit the mythical town of Casablanca. With their viewership down, they get invited to attend a satanic ritual and soon realize that maybe all their audience wants is to see them die.
----- May 10, 2019 -----
** BOOK OF LEAVES: Brad Anderson (THE CALL) is attached to direct horror BOOK OF LEAVES, which The Exchange will be launching in Cannes next week. The original screenplay by Jonathan Hirschbein (THE FIX) centers on a single mother and former nun who has lost her faith. When she is hired by the Vatican's General Council to appraise a 17th century monastery in ruins with a dark and violent past she discovers a deadly ancient manuscript called The Book of Leaves. (thanks to Deadline.com)
** DEMON EYE: The UK horror film has sold around Europe and Asia for sales outfit Devilworks following its U.S. release last month via Vertical Entertainment. Deals include Germany, Austria and Switzerland (Lighthouse Home Entertainment), Benelux and Scandinavia (TakeOne), UK and Eire (101 Films), Italy (CG Entertainment), Taiwan (MovieCloud) and Middle East (Gulf Film). The film is set for theatrical release in Turkey (Bir Film) and Philippines (Rafaella Films International).
The film tells the story of Sadie, who returns to her father's country house in the Moors following his mysterious death. There she discovers a cursed amulet which contains dark powers to unlock two deadly demons. (thanks to Deadline.com)
** THE CHILD REMAINS: An expectant couple's intimate weekend turns to terror as they discover their secluded country inn is a haunted maternity home where infants and mothers were murdered.
** ZILLA AND ZOE: To win the contest of her dreams, Zoe will have to turn her sister's wedding into a horror film.
** THE DEAD DON'T DIE: Here's some characters posters for the upcoming film by Jim Jarmusch.
----- May 9, 2019 -----
** IT CHAPTER TWO: Here's the teaser trailer and poster for the upcoming sequel.
** THE LODGE: Here's the poster for the upcoming film, which Neon will release in U.S. cinemas this Fall.
** THE LOST BOYS TV series: Earlier this year, The CW ordered pilots based on THE LOST BOYS, Katy Keene and Nancy Drew. It's already been revealed that the latter two pilots were already successfully given series orders by the network. Despite the network approving the pilot's script, THE LOST BOYS series didn't get the same treatment. Deadline reports that The CW has given Catherine Hardwicke's series adaptation a chance to improve the original pilot with re-shoots and possibly changing some of the cast members.
Set in sunny seaside Santa Carla, THE LOST BOYS will follow the story of brothers Michael and Sam Emerson as they moved to Santa Carla with their mother Lucy after the unfortunate death of their father. However, things go wrong when the brothers soon find themselves being drawn deeper and deeper into the seductive world of Santa Carla's eternally beautiful and youthful undead. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** MIDSOMMAR: It only happens every 90 years. July 3. Dani (Florence Pugh) and Christian (Jack Reynor) are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing. From the visionary mind of Ari Aster comes a dread-soaked cinematic fairytale where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight.
----- May 8, 2019 -----
** HELLRAISER remake: Spyglass Media Group has announced their first project since launching back in March and will fast track a re-imagination of Clive Barker's 1987 horror classic HELLRAISER with David S. Goyer producing and writing. Gary Barber, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Spyglass, made the announcement.
Over three decades, the HELLRAISER franchise has spawned ten films, graphic novels and merchandise. The original movie was based on Barker's novella The Hellbound Heart and followed the resurrection of Frank, who opens a door to another dimension and saw his body destroyed by the Cenobites, who are creatures from Hell that grant sadomasochistic pleasures to those who call upon them. The most notable of them is Pinhead (who is the face of HELLRAISER). Years later, Frank's brother Larry moves into their late mother's abandoned house with new wife Julia. He has an accident, which triggers Frank's resurrection, and soon enables the Cenobites to come forth again.
Spyglass will finance and develop the pic for worldwide theatrical distribution. Keith Levine will serve as a producer alongside Goyer, under the Phantom Four banner. Chris Stone, Vice President, Development & Production for Spyglass, will oversee the project.
Barber said, "Clive and I go back more than 30 years together. For generations, his brilliantly twisted and imaginative HELLRAISER haunted the minds of moviegoers with its searing imagery of Pinhead." He added, "David is the perfect storyteller to continue Clive's vision for a new theatrical version of HELLRAISER."
Goyer said, "I've been a fan of Clive's work since the original Books of Blood paperbacks and The Hellbound Heart novella. Having the chance to reimagine Pinhead and the Cenobites for a new audience is a nightmare-come-true. Gary is a true fan as well and we're committed to making something dark and visceral." (thanks to Deadline.com)
** SKY SHARKS: A team of Arctic geologists stumble across an abandoned laboratory in which the Nazis developed an incredible and brutal secret weapon during the final months of WW2. Deep in the ice, they accidentally awake a deadly army of flying zombie sharks ridden by genetically mutated, undead super-humans, who are unleashed into the skies, wreaking their bloodthirsty revenge on any aircraft that takes to the air.
An elite task force is assembled to take on this deadly threat and stop the Sky Sharks from conquering the air, but as time runs out, the task force realises they will have to fight fire with fire, and the stage is set for the greatest flying super-mutant zombie shark air battle the world has ever seen.
** THE LODGE: A soon-to-be stepmom is snowed in with her fiancé's two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations begin to thaw between the trio, some strange and frightening events take place.
** THE WALKING DEAD: Star Norman Reedus took to Instagram to reveal that production has begun on the tenth season of AMC's long-running post-apocalyptic horror series. Season 10 is expected to premiere later this year on October with Danai Gurira only set to appear in a few episodes in a recurring role as she exits the series after seven seasons. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
----- May 6, 2019 -----
** CRITTERS ATTACK!: The feeding frenzy begins! Critters Attack!, the newest entry in the bloody, live-action, horror/sci-fi film series lands on earth on July 23, 2019, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital for $24.98 / $19.98 / $19.99 SRP. Fans can also watch the fur-ocious creatures' television debut on SYFY, scheduled to air in October.
** THE COLLECTOR 3: Actor Josh Stewart tweeted out a poster for THE COLLECTOR 3, which included the caption "Lock your doors." Stewart's character, Arkin, was the lone survivor of the Collector's wrath in the first film, a serial killer with a fondness for elaborately lethal traps used to collect his victims. (If this sounds familiar, the film was initially pitched as a SAW prequel). Stewart returned for THE COLLECTION, where he went toe-to-toe with the Collector and ultimately defeated him. While THE COLLECTION teased a third installment, it is not entirely clear yet where the third film will fit into the story. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
----- May 3rd, 2019 -----
** CRAWL: When a massive hurricane hits her Florida hometown, Haley ignores evacuation orders to search for her missing father. Finding him gravely injured in the crawl space of their family home, the two become trapped by quickly encroaching floodwaters. As time runs out to escape the strengthening storm, Haley and her father discover that the rising water level is the least of their fears. From HIGH TENSION director, Alexandre Aja.
** CHILD'S PLAY TV series: Franchise creator Don Mancini took to Twitter to confirm the window their aiming for with the upcoming CHILD'S PLAY TV series titled CHUCKY, revealing that it will likely be making its debut in 2020, exclusively on SYFY. The series will be set right after the events of the 2017 film CULT OF CHUCKY with Brad Dourif set to return as the voice of the iconic titular killer doll.
Mancini previously confirmed that the new series will have "a whole new world, a bunch of new characters" adding that it "involves children," with David Kirschner confirming they'd go back to the roots of the series:
"The only thing I think we can say is from the original film that Don wrote, CHILD'S PLAY, we are playing with that concept again, the idea of child's play," Kirschner said.
"We saw that after seven movies, how can we flip again?" Mancini added "So this time not by merely changing genre but by changing medium. This will give us a different kind of canvas, a much bigger canvas to explore characters and relationships." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** WARM BODIES TV series: Lionsgate has signed a first-look film and television deal with acclaimed director Jonathan Levine. One of the projects already in development by Lionsgate Television is a WARM BODIES series adaptation with Levine's new production company, Megamix. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
----- May 2nd, 2019 -----
** DEODATO HOLOCAUST: A feature-length documentary about the life and career of Italian director Ruggero Deodato, who became a "master of horror" unintentionally after the controversy over his film CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST - a work whose violence nearly brought him to jail. DEODATO HOLOCAUST is the result of more than six hours of interviews and material shot by Brazilian journalist and independent filmmaker Felipe M. Guerra.
** CHILD'S PLAY remake: Here's yet another poster for the upcoming film.
** US: Jordan Peele's film arrives on Digital on June 4, 2019, as well as on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on June 18, 2019.
----- April 30, 2019 -----
** DRACULA: The upcoming three-part DRACULA series from BBC and Netflix is finally heading into production after adding six new stars to the cast, including SHERLOCK's Jonathan Aris, and enlisting three directors to helm each part, according to Variety. The series is inspired by Bram Stroker's classic novel and was written and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. The 90-minute episodes will re-introduce the world to Dracula in 1897 Transylvania where the blood drinking Count is drawing his plans against Victoria London. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** LUZ: A German stylish demonic possesion movie.
** YOU MIGHT BE THE KILLER: As Sam flees from a masked killer at camp, it slowly dawns on him that HE might be the killer. With the help of his film buff friend Chuck, Sam navigates through horror movie tropes to try and make it out of this plot alive.
----- April 29, 2019 -----
** 3 FROM HELL: The third film in director Rob Zombie's horror trilogy, now has an R-Rating courtesy of the MPAA, a decision that should shock exactly zero people. Zombie announced the news on his Instagram page. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** CHILD'S PLAY remake: The MPAA hasn't yet handed out an official rating for the upcoming remake of 1988 horror classic, but producer Seth Grahame-Smith has spoken with the Cinema Blend web site and wants to assure horror fans it will earn an R-rating.
Mark Hamill will voice the killer Buddi doll 'Chucky' who in this version has had his programming code hacked so that he has no limitations to learning and also violence. Aubrey Plaza stars as a mother who gives her son Andy (Gabriel Bateman) the toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.
According to Grahame-Smith, there's plenty of gore and intensity to go around in the new film: "[This] Chucky… is driven by something different than he is in the original series, when he's Charles Lee Ray and he's just a truly psychopathic killer in the body of a doll… Then, above all that, there's just the intensity, the gore, the fact that the [remake] movie is rated R, that it really does go there when it goes there. I think the movie looks big, is much bigger than a lot of movies that are our size – very affordable movie, we are. But we had big ambitions. Those are, I'd say, the primary things we're going for."
One change according to Grahame-Smith is the film puts more focus on the younger characters with Andy much more proactive in this one: "We knew that one of the differences we wanted to do here was to ultimately put more pressure on kids having to do this than in the original movie where it's Karen and Detective Mike, primarily Detective Mike, hunting this [doll] down."
Brian Tyree Henry, Beatrice Kitsos, Ty Consiglio and Carlease Burke also star in the new CHILD'S PLAY which opens June 21st. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** THE CONJURING 3: Director Michael Chaves, who also helmed the James Wan-produced THE CURSE OF LLORONA, is currently hard at work at on the third installment of the horror franchise, and to prove it he posted some art from the upcoming horror sequel on his own website.
While it doesn't reveal much about the story, it does include a quote from Patrick Wilson's Ed Warren, which reads: "Diabolical forces are formidable. These forces are eternal, and they exist today. The fairy tale is true. The devil exists. God exists. And for us, as people, our very destiny hinges upon which one we elect to follow." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** PLAY OR DIE (PUZZLE): Here's the teaser for the film directed by Jacques Kluger.
** SALEM'S LOT remake: According to the Deadline web site, James Wan and IT writer Gary Dauberman are set to adapt SALEM'S LOT, King's 1975 horror novel. In the text, Author Ben Mears returns to 'Salem's Lot to write a book about a house that has haunted him since childhood only to find his isolated hometown infested with vampires. While the vampires claim more victims, Mears convinces a small group of believers to combat the undead. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** NIGHTMARE ALLEY: Variety is reporting that Oscar winners Leonardo DiCaprio and Guillermo del Toro are teaming up for the horror film NIGHTMARE ALLEY from Fox Searchlight. The film would mark Del Toro's first directorial effort since his Academy-Award winning THE SHAPE OF WATER.
The story, written by Del Toro and Kim Morgan, will be based on the novel of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham, previously adapted into a movie by Fox in 1947. The novel "follows the exploits of Stanton Carlisle, a ruthless hustler who learns the tricks of the carny trade and uses them to establish himself as a spiritual guru, preying on the wealthy and the weak." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** DON'T CLICK: Vortex Words + Pictures is proud to announce that principal photography on their new production DON'T CLICK has commenced in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Shooting is expected to be completed in May 2019 with the film being released later this year. DON'T CLICK is a supernatural thriller directed by Centennial College Film Graduate G-Hey Kim, with the premise being adapted from Kim's award-winning short student film of the same name.
** Black Fawn VOD: – Black Fawn Distribution has announced the launch of their new Canadian Video on Demand service entitled Black Fawn VOD (Black Fawn Video on Demand). The site officially launched last week to coincide with National Canadian Film Day and can be visited at the following link: www.blackfawndistribution.com/vod.
Black Fawn VOD launches with ten titles. Fans can now digitally rent films via their credit card for a 72 hour period. New releases and additional catalog titles will be added each month while a membership option is expected to arrive in the near future.
----- April 22, 2019 -----
** CHILD'S PLAY remake: Aubrey Plaza stars as a mother who gives her son Andy (Gabriel Bateman) a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature. Brian Tyree Henry, Beatrice Kitsos, Ty Consiglio and Carlease Burke also star. Lars Klevberg helms from a script by Tyler Burton Smith. The film opens June 21st.
** THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA: The film outpaced expectations and snagged $26.5 million in its opening bow in the United States, dominating a terrible weekend overall where the total U.S. box-office ticket sales came in at a combined $112 million – the worst Easter weekend showing since 2005. It also opened internationally and collected a further $30 million for a global opening weekend haul of $56.5 million – well above its $9 million production budget. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** Stephen King's REST STOP: The Deadline web site is reporting that Stephen King's short story is being developed into a film adaptation for Legendary Entertainment. The story is described as a propulsive cat and mouse thriller, following the twisted journey of two women after a fateful encounter at a highway rest stop. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** THE VELOCIPASTOR: A man of the cloth turns Jurassic in Wild Eye Releasing's THE VELOCIPASTOR – coming later this year from the reputable genre label!
----- April 19, 2019 -----
** CHILD'S PLAY remake: Time to play. The full trailer is finally here. From the producers of IT comes a modern reimagining of the horror classic. CHILD'S PLAY hits theaters June 21.
** THE LODGE: The slow burn horror tale follows a young woman and her reticent new stepchildren who find themselves isolated in the family's remote winter cabin, locked away to dredge up the mysteries of her dark past and the losses that seem to haunt them all. Riley Keough, Jaeden Martell, Richard Armitage and Alicia Silverstone co-star in the film which is slated to open later this year States-side. Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz direct. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** Albanian Extreme Horror THE OBSESSED: THE OBSESSED and is a movie inspired by the real case of Ricardo Lopez, Bjork's stalker. THE OBSESSED is a psychedelic journey filled by practical FX recalling the 80's and 90's vibes.
----- April 18, 2019 -----
** CHILD'S PLAY remake: Here's a new poster for the upcoming film.
** THE HORROR OF DOLORES ROACH: Blumhouse Television has acquired the rights to Gimlet Pictures' hit horror podcast THE HORROR OF DOLORES ROACH with plans to develop it as a scripted TV series. Aaron Mark, who wrote the fictional podcast, pens and directs the series adaptation and will co-executive produce alongside Chris Giliberti, Justin McGoldrick, Jason Blum, Marci Wiseman and Jeremy Gold.
The story follows the titular Dolores who returns to a New York City neighborhood that has changed drastically during the sixteen years she has been in prison. Recognized only by an old stoner friend who lets her give massages for cash in the basement apartment under his dilapidated empanada shop, she is soon driven to extremes to survive – leaving in her wake a string of strangled massage clients. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** FEAR STREET: The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Gillian Jacobs has joined the cast of the film adaptation of R.L. Stine's bestselling book series. The intended trilogy will be set in three different time periods, 1994, 1978, 1666, with Jacobs set to play a character in each. In the 1994 setting, she'll play a summer camp maintenance worker. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
----- April 17, 2019 -----
** CHILD'S PLAY remake: Here' our very first look at the new Chucky, voiced by Mark Hamill.
** Sam Raimi untitled horror film: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Screen Gems is developing a new horror film with THE EVIL DEAD creator Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert producing through their Ghost House Pictures (DRAG ME TO HELL) banner. Set to be written by HELL FEST and POLAROID writer Blair Butler, the untitled project is being described as a supernatural thriller that will follow the story of a young woman who is invited to a lavish destination wedding, unaware of the horrors that await. Further details about the film is still being kept under wraps. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** THE NUN sequel: Screenwriter Akela Cooper (HELL FEST) has been set to pen the script for a follow-up to 2017's THE NUN, a spin-off film in Warners' ever-growing THE CONJURING universe. To date, the various films of the series have pulled in $1.57 billion at the global box office, and THE NUN is the highest grossing entry to date with more than $365 million worldwide. The yet-to-be-titled THE NUN sequel will be produced by James Wan and Peter Safran. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** THE WIND: An unseen evil haunts the homestead in this chilling, folkloric tale of madness, paranoia, and otherworldly terror. Lizzy (Caitlin Gerard) is a tough, resourceful frontierswoman settling a remote stretch of land on the 19th-century American frontier. Isolated from civilization in a desolate wilderness where the wind never stops howling, she begins to sense a sinister presence that seems to be borne of the land itself, an overwhelming dread that her husband (Ashley Zukerman) dismisses as superstition. When a newlywed couple arrives on a nearby homestead, their presence amplifies Lizzy's fears, setting into motion a shocking chain of events. Masterfully blending haunting visuals with pulse-pounding sound design, director Emma Tammi evokes a godforsaken world in which the forces of nature come alive with quivering menace.
----- April 16, 2019 -----
** CHILD'S PLAY remake: Orion Pictures and MGM have confirmed that Emmy Award-winning composer Bear McCreary (THE WALKING DEAD) has been set to compose the score for the upcoming CHILD'S PLAY remake opening in June.
** MONSTER PROBLEMS: According to the Collider web site, Australian actor Dan Ewing has been tapped to join Dylan O'Brien in Paramount Players' upcoming post-apocalyptic film MONSTER PROBLEMS. Ewing is set to portray the role of Cap, who is described as as a perfect human specimen liken to Thor and Bear Grylls. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** THE PERFECTION: A troubled musical prodigy (Allison Williams) seeks out the new star pupil of her former school (Logan Browning) with shocking consequences in this elegant and terrifying suspense ride, the most buzzed-about movie at last year's Fantastic Fest.
** DEAD TEENAGER SEANCE: A group of dead teenagers spending their after-lives in Limbo decides to wreak vengeance upon their killer by summoning him to the world of the dead.
** POLTERGEIST remake: MGM and filmmakers Anthony & Joe Russo's AGBO Films label, are teaming up. The brothers are set to serve as 'spiritual creative architects' and will co-develop, co-produce and co-finance a number of projects reviving properties in the MGM library. One of the is yet another POLTERGEIST. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** CHAMBERS: Netflix has released the official CHAMBERS trailer for the series' first season starring Uma Thurman. CHAMBERS centers on a young heart attack survivor who becomes consumed by the mystery surrounding the heart that saved her life. However, the closer she gets to uncovering the truth about her donor's sudden death, the more she starts taking on the characteristics of the deceased — some of which are troublingly sinister. Thurman will play Nancy, the mother of the heart donor who forges a hesitant relationship with the young recipient only to find her daughter may not be as dead as she thought.
** KUWARESMA: Filipino star Sharon Cuneta stars as the matriarch of a rural family whose son returns home from school following the death by suicide of his twin sister. Is there abuse in the home? Oh, almost certainly. But there's a whole lot more lurking there as well. (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)
----- April 10, 2019 -----
** THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA: Have you heard her crying? Have you felt the sting of her tears? Experience THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA as she searches for children to replace her own, in cinemas May 3.
** BOO!: In select theaters and On-Demand, April 12, 2019. A torn suburban family refuses to heed the warning delivered by an innocent prank, causing an unknown supernatural force to wreak havoc.
** BOYFRIEND: Indie media company Oakhurst Entertainment has acquired the horror thriller BOYFRIEND, written by a Seth Sherwood, who co-scripted HELL FEST for CBS Films. Sherwood will also direct the film under the newly formed BloodList banner. Oakhurst is financing the project, which aims to begin shooting this summer, and will produce alongside Brillstein Entertainment.
The pic follows a bullied teen girl who creates an imaginary perfect boyfriend to impress others… but her dream turns to a nightmare when he becomes real. "This is a story I've been dying to tell for ages. Our teenage years make up such a tiny fraction of our life, and yet somehow, tend to define and shape the decades that follow," said Sherwood. "Being a teenager is a horror story in and of itself— so taking all those teen insecurities and neuroses and manifesting them in the form of a literal monster is something I find both endlessly fun and terrifying." (thanks to Deadline.com)
** EIGHT FOR SILVER: Boyd Holbrook, Kelly Reilly, and Alistair Petrie are set to star in ANTHROPOID director Sean Ellis' 19th-century horror feature for LD Entertainment. Set in the French countryside, the period spooker has Holbrook playing pathologist John McBride who is assigned to determine if the body of a fourteen-year-old boy found in the woods is the work of a man or a beast.
McBride is then welcomed as a guest into the family home of a local wealthy landowner, Seamus Laurent (Petrie), and his wife Isabelle (Reilly), who share that their own son, a friend of the victim, has been missing for two weeks. Distraught and determined to keep her daughter safe, Isabelle finds comfort in the arrival of John while he is forced to confront the horrors of his own dark past. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** ONE CUT OF THE DEAD: The Japanese zombie comedy is heading to Shudder. Variety reports that the AMC-owned horror streaming service has acquired the North American rights to the low-budget horror flick, with plans to launch in Australia and New Zealand later this year. The film comes from writer/director Shin'ichirô Ueda, who made the film for a mere $27,000. So far, it's played at over 100 film festivals around the globe, and raked in more than $30 million at the box office. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
----- April 9, 2019 -----
** THE WALKING DEAD: AMC has announced they're launching a brand new THE WALKING DEAD spin-off series centered around two young female protagonists. Set to debut in 2020, the untitled project will be the third installment in THE WALKING DEAD TV franchise. Production will commence this summer in Virginia. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** PET SEMETARY remake: Paramount's release of PET SEMETARY delivered an estimated $25 million at the box office, which is in line with studio expectations for the $21 million production. The performance ranks as the second largest opening for a Stephen King adaptation, behind only 2017's monster hit IT. The film received a "C+" CinemaScore with 52% of the opening weekend crowd coming in female while 58% of the audience was aged 25 years or older.
Internationally, PET SEMETARY opened in the first 46 international markets, representing 73% of the marketplace, and grossed $17.3 million. The performance was led by a $3.1 million opening in Russia followed by the UK ($2m), Mexico ($2m) and Germany ($1.5m). The film will open in France and Korea next weekend followed by a May 9 release in Brazil. (thanks to BoxOfficeMojo.com)
** MIDSOMMAR: The Deadline web site has brought word that MIDSOMMAR, Ari Aster's upcoming follow-up to his acclaimed psychological horror film HEREDITARY from A24, has been moved up by the indie studio a whole month from its original August 9 release date to its new July 3 release. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** THE MENU: Emma Stone and Ralph Fiennes are being sought to star in Alexander Payne's new comedic horror-thriller THE MENU. Will Tracy and Seth Reiss penned the script while Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Betsy Koch.
Set in the world of high-end culinary culture, the story follows a young couple who travel to a remote island to attend an exclusive restaurant where the acclaimed chef (Fiennes) has prepared a lavish tasting menu, along with some shocking surprises. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
----- April 8, 2019 -----
** ARMY OF THE DEAD: The Deadline web site reports that Dave Bautista will star in Zack Snyder's ARMY OF THE DEAD. Bautsita marks the first cast member for the long-in-development movie from Snyder. The plot, which was conceived by Snyder and written by Joby Harold, follows a man who recruits a group of mercenaries to pull off the ultimate heist amidst a zombie apocalypse. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** THE MEG sequel: According to an interview with Lorenzo di Bonaventura, a sequel is being worked on.
** EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL AND VILE: A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy from the perspective of Liz, his longtime girlfriend, who refused to believe the truth about him for years. Directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Joe Berlinger and starring Zac Efron, Lily Collins, Kaya Scodelario, Jeffrey Donovan, Angela Sarafyan, Dylan Baker, Brian Geraghty, Terry Kinney, Haley Joel Osment, James Hetfield, Grace Victoria Cox with Jim Parsons and John Malkovich. The film launches on Netflix May 3, 2019.
** DEAD TRIGGER: When a mysterious virus kills billions and turns many others into bloodthirsty zombies, Captain Walker (Dolph Lundgren) leads an elite team to destroy them and save the world. Saban Films will release DEAD TRIGGER in theaters and On Demand on May 3rd.
** MA: Here's the poster for the upcoming film, which stars Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer.
----- April 5, 2019 -----
** THE CONJURING 3: New Line Cinema has set the release date for producer James Wan's forthcoming THE CONJURING 3, the eighth installment in THE CONJURING Universe. Led by returning cast members Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson, the horror film is scheduled to hit theaters next year on September 11, 2020. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** CREEPSHOW TV series: The upcoming series at Shudder is pulling influences all the way back from the original film. Adrienne Barbeau, who starred in the original 1982 film, has joined the cast of the new series. She'll be joined by Giancarlo Esposito and Tobin Bell for the series' first episode, GRAY MATTER, based on a 1973 story by Stephen King. The episode will be adapted by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi and directed by THE WALKING DEAD's effects wizard Greg Nicotero.
"I was thrilled when Greg asked me to join the CREEPSHOW world once again," Barbeau said. "And then working with Tobin and Giancarlo, with Greg as our director, well, that was the icing on the cake — no, not that cake. Oh, you know what I mean." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** THE DEAD DON'T DIE: Here's the poster for the upcoming film.
** AURORA: Netflix has acquired Yam Laranas' Philippines horror thrillerAURORA with plans to release the film on the service on April 25th. Anne Curtis, Phoebe Villamor and Mercedes Cabral star. The story follows two sisters whose lives change when a passenger ship runs aground on the rocks off their island home. The pair find missing bodies for a bounty, but soon the dead themselves come looking for shelter. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** LORD OF CHAOS: Unobstructed View and MVD Entertainment Group are pleased to announce the release of LORD OF CHAOS on Blu-ray / DVD combo and DVD on May 28th in the US and May 21st in Canada. Inspired by a true story, LORD OF CHAO made its debut at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival before going on to impress audiences at Fantastic Fest, Beyond Fest, Fantasia Festival, and more...
Oslo, 1987: Seventeen-year-old Euronymous (Rory Culkin) is determined to escape his idyllic Scandinavian hometown and create "true Norwegian black metal" with his band, MAYHEM. He's joined by equally fanatical youths - Dead (Jack Kilmer) and Varg (Emory Cohen). Believing that they're on the cusp of a musical revolution, the group gets even darker, driven by the black metal dogma to spread evil.
They begin burning down churches throughout the countryside and stealing tombstones for their record store. But when the press catches up with them and Euronymous takes more credit than he's earned for the group's violent acts, Varg, fresh out of jail, arranges a dark encounter to settle the score and ultimately determine who the darkest black metal musician is...
The Blu-ray / DVD combo contains the unrated version of the film (118 min) and bonus features (11 directors teasers and trailers). The single DVD includes the rated version (116 min) and no bonus features.
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** THE DEAD DON'T DIE: Jim Jarmusch's take on the Zombie movie-genre.
** THE SILENCE: Stanley Tucci, Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto and John Corbett lead the apocalyptic thriller is set in a world where creatures hunt their prey by sound, and a family must seek refuge in a remote location only to find a sinister cult that wants to exploit the daughter's heightened senses.
** BLACK SUMMER: Set in the dark, early days of a zombie apocalypse, Black Summer stars Jaime King as Rose, a mother torn from her daughter who embarks upon a harrowing journey to find her. Thrust alongside a small group of American refugees, these complete strangers must find the strength they need to fight their way back to loved ones. But in order for Rose and her team to brave this hostile new world, they will need to make brutal decisions to contend with zombies – and each other. Season 1 of BLACK SUMMER premieres April 11 on Netflix!
** DEAD BY DAYLIGHT - ASH VS EVIL DEAD: Ash J. Williams from THE EVIL DEAD series joins the DEAD BY DAYLIGHT video game!
** PET SEMATARY remake prequel: Following strong reviews out of SXSW, there's already talk of a possible follow-up to the newest adaptation of Stephen King's iconic novel PET SEMATARY.
In the books, the Creed family moves to the country town of Ludlow, Maine in a house surrounded by woods. In those woods likes a pet cemetery and beyond that an ancient burial ground that has the power to raise the dead.
King never wrote a follow-up, but the previous 1989 film adaptation scored a sequel in 1992. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, the producer of the new version, spoke with Consequence of Sound recently and said this take won't be like its predecessor and make a sequel. There is, however, the possibility of a prequel:
"I think if there's anything here, there's a prequel. I think if you look at the book, we didn't cover all that stuff that happens before the Creed family moves in. So, I think there's a movie there, and I think I'd be particularly interested in doing that, because, again, it's the source material and you are going toward something that also has a lot of crazy, creepy feelings about it." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
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** Lucio Fulci's THE NEW YORK RIPPER: Exclusive Limited Collector's Edition includes Blu-ray, DVD, Soundtrack CD, collectible booklet, reversible sleeve, and 3D lenticular slipcover (First Pressing Only) coming from Blue Underground. New 4K restoration from its original camera negative, completely uncut and uncensored, and fully loaded with exclusive new extras! To be released on June 25th.
A blade-wielding psychopath is on the loose, turning The Big Apple bright red with the blood of beautiful young women. As NYPD detective Fred Williams (Jack Hedley) follows the trail of butchery from the decks of the Staten Island Ferry to the sex shows of Times Square, each brutal murder becomes a sadistic taunt. In the city that never sleeps, the hunt is on for the killer that can't be stopped!
- 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
- BONUS! THE NEW YORK RIPPER Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD by Francesco De Masi
- BONUS! Collectable Booklet with new essay by Travis Crawford
** LEPRECHAUN RETURNS: Be careful what you wish for when LEPRECHAUN RETURNS arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital) and DVD June 11 from Lionsgate. This film is currently available on Digital and On Demand. The devious and deadly wisecracking Leprechaun that we all know (and love to hate) returns to reclaim his pot of gold from a sorority house property…all while gleefully going on a Leprechaun-style killing spree. LEPRECHAUN RETURNS stars Linden Porco as The Leprechaun with his signature hat and shiny shoes, Taylor Spreitler, and Mark Holton, who returns to the series for the first time since the original 1993 film. The LEPRECHAUN RETURNS Blu-ray and DVD will include a making-of featurette, behind-the-scenes footage, and still gallery, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.99 and $14.98, respectively.
The deadly, wisecracking Leprechaun is back in all his gory glory. When the sorority sisters of the Alpha Upsilon house decide to go green and use an old well as their water source, they unwittingly awaken a pint-sized, green-clad monster. The Leprechaun wants a pot of gold buried near the sorority house, but first he must recover his powers with a killing spree—and only the girls of AU can stop him.
** ANNABELLE COMES HOME: Here's the poster for the upcoming film, which is slated to hit theaters on June 28.
** PET SEMATARY remake: Sometimes dead is better. Watch the final trailer, in theatres starting Thursday night.
** FEAR STREET: The Deadline web site is reporting that STRANGER THINGS star Sadie Sink is joining the film trilogy. FEAR STREET will be based off of R.L. Stine's novel series of the same name. The series first hit shelves back in 1989. It featured a group teenagers who dealt with supernatural—and often violent—threats to their small town of Shadyside. As well as Sink, the series of films will also feature Benjamin Flores Jr., Kiana Madeira and Olivia Welch. All three films will be directed by Leigh Janiak, a relative newcomer whose most noteworthy credits are two episodes of MTV's SCREAM series and an indie horror film called HONEYMOON, which starred GAME OF THRONES star Rose Leslie. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
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** ANNABELLE COMES HOME: Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her "safely" behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest's holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target—the Warrens' ten-year-old daughter, Judy, and her friends.
** CHILD'S PLAY remake: Mark Hamill has played Luke Skywalker on the big screen, Amadeus on stage and voiced The Joker on TV. Now the actor can add Chucky to his list as he will replace Brad Dourif as the new voice of Chucky. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** NOS4A2: His evil. Her gift. A fight for their souls. Don't miss the series premiere, Sunday, June 2 at 9/8c on AMC.
** MERCY BLACK: Netflix has not only picked up the Blumhouse Productions horror film but they've launched it on their streaming service. Fifteen years after stabbing a classmate to conjure an imaginary phantom known as Mercy Black, Marina Hess (Daniella Pineda) is leaving psychiatric care and coming home. In that time the myth of Mercy Black has gone viral inspiring internet rumors, stories, and even copycat crimes.
Haunted by what she has done and the phantom she imagined, she would rather leave the past buried but soon discovers a very real and very deadly horror that will stop at nothing to claim her and her nephew. Owen Egerton penned and directs the film loosely inspired by both Slenderman and the Mary Bell child killer case. Austin Amelio, Elle LaMont, Lee Eddy and Janeane Garofalo co-star. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** I TRAPPED THE DEVIL: Christmas is supposed to be a time for peace and joyful family reunions. But when Matt (AJ Bowen) and his wife Karen (Susan Burke) show up unannounced at the home of his estranged brother Steve (Scott Poythress) to celebrate the holidays, they are instead greeted with a horrifying surprise: trapped in the basement is a man. But not just any man. Steve believes that his hostage is none other than the devil himself. As shock and skepticism turn to fear and paranoia, Matt and Karen find themselves facing a terrifying quandary: is Steve dangerously unhinged? Or could the mysterious stranger really be evil incarnate? Either way, the stage is set for a true Christmas from hell.
----- April 1st, 2019 -----
** A QUIET PLACE sequel: The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Cillian Murphy (28 DAYS LATER) has entered talks to join the cast of the sequel to A QUIET PLACE . Murphy joins Emily Blunt and stars Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe for the sequel, described as "a man with mysterious intentions who joins the family unit." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** BRIGHTBURN: What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister? Here's the extended trailer and cool new poster!
** SOUL TO KEEP: In this taut and unsettling horror/thriller, Beelzebub, an ancient demon hell-bent on consuming and possessing souls, preys on Millennials at a rundown country house. With an agenda that spans thousands of years to bring Hell to Earth, this Prince of Darkness has finally arrived.
Following a successful film festival run, SOUL TO KEEP will be released across all digital rental and download platforms, on DVD and Blu-ray, and On-Demand everywhere. The scary and surprising indie film starring Deaf Actress Sandra Mae Frank in a stellar ensemble cast is available in the U.S. on April 2nd, 2019, with closed-captioning (CC) where available for the hearing impaired.
** FALSE POSITIVE: BROAD CITY co-creator Ilana Glazer has selected the horror film FALSE POSITIVE, which she co-wrote, as her next project. The actress will star alongside Justin Theroux and Pierce Brosnan in the film, which is being set up at A24, and directed by John Lee. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** PROM NIGHT Original 1980 Motion Picture Soundtrack: Perseverance Records presents the long awaited official release of the 1980 cult classic PROM NIGHT Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Perseverance worked closely with Carl Zittrer and Paul Zaza to locate and unearth the original masters and all music recorded for the film including unreleased disco songs and score not used in the final production, never heard before anywhere.
This marks the first official and complete CD release of the Prom Night soundtrack. While the songs themselves have made appearances on a notorious Japanese LP and eventual bootleg recordings sourced from it, there was no official release of the songs - partially because the movie was made in the waning days of the disco fever.
This soundtrack features four different aspects of the music. First it opens with a re-creation of the score as it appears in the film - or as close to it as it could be assembled from the separate elements. Next is the score that wasn't used in the picture. Then come the disco songs in approximate order - but omitting the Blue Bazaar songs that were not featured in the movie and were used only as filler for the bootleg Japanese LP. The last portion of the album is dedicated to the songs that don't appear in the picture yet are as intrinsic to the sound of PROM NIGHT as the songs that made it.
"I remember seeing Prom Night during its release in 1980, when disco was still the craze. I was determined to obtain a copy of the soundtrack and to play the theme song at my senior prom only to find that it was never released. I spent years looking at the audiophile catalog at Tower Records hoping to find a release date but no luck. Now, after almost 40 years, my dream has now become a reality! Fans alike are now able to enjoy the soundtrack!" - Silvio Barretta, Producer