It's here in the Archives section that you will find the news of the last three months.
----- January 31, 2023 -----
** THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 4/25 from Scream Factory.
** THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 4K UHD: Here's the artwork for the upcoming Second Sight Films 4K UHD edition.
** THE BOOGEYMAN: 20th Century Studios and 21 Laps present THE BOOGEYMAN, a horror-thriller from the mind of best-selling author Stephen King, which opens June 2, 2023, in theaters nationwide. High school student Sadie Harper and her younger sister Sawyer are reeling from the recent death of their mother and aren't getting much support from their father, Will, a therapist who is dealing with his own pain. When a desperate patient unexpectedly shows up at their home seeking help, he leaves behind a terrifying supernatural entity that preys on families and feeds on the suffering of its victims.
** THE HAUNTING OF JULIA 4K UHD: Coming soon to 4K UHD from Scream Factory. After her daughter's death, wealthy American homemaker Julia Lofting moves to London to restart her life. All seems well until she is haunted by the ghosts of other children while mourning for her own.
----- January 30, 2023 -----
** INFINITY POOL: Coming to Blu-ray on 4/11 from DecalReleasing.
** CHILDREN OF THE CORN remake: RLJE Films and Shudder has successfully acquired the rights to the long-delayed CHILDREN OF THE CORN Remake from director Kurt Wimmer. The film will be having an 18-day theatrical release starting on March 3rd, more than two years since the horror thriller officially wrapped its production in Australia. After its limited release, it will then make its debut on video-on-demand services and digitally on March 21. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** THE SHIVER OF THE VAMPIRES 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 4/24 from Indicator.
** TWO ORPHAN VAMPIRES 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 4/24 from Indicator.
** LOVERS LANE: Coming to Blu-ray in April from Arrow Video.
----- January 27, 2023 -----
** Robert Eggers' NOSFERATU remake: THE WITCH filmmaker Robert Eggers will re-team with his THE LIGHTHOUSE and THE NORTHMAN co-star Willem Dafoe on the long-gestating NOSFERATU reimagining at Focus Features. Dafoe is in talks to join the project, a gothic tale of obsession between a haunted young woman (Lily Rose-Depp) in 19th-century Germany and the ancient Transylvanian vampire (Bill Skarsgard) who stalks her, bringing untold horror with him. Nicholas Hoult also stars. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** THE HAUNTING OF JULIA: Coming to Blu-ray in April from Imprint Films.
** HOUSE 4K UHD: Here's the artwork for the upcoming NSM Records HOUSE 4K UHD Mediabook Collection.
** ATTACHMENT: A horror romance about love at first sight, steeped in Jewish folklore. Maja, a Danish has-been actress falls in love with Leah, a young, Jewish academic from London. But when Leah suffers a mysterious seizure, leading to a debilitating injury, Maja fears their whirlwind romance might be cut short – and decides to follow Leah back to her home in the Hasidic area of Stamford Hill, London. There, she meets her new downstairs neighbor: Leah's mother, Chana. An overbearing and secretive woman, Chana seems resistant to all of Maja's attempts to win her over. And as Maja begins to notice strange occurrences in the building, she begins to suspect that Chana's secrets could be much darker that first anticipated – and that the woman she loves might be carrying the biggest secret of all.
----- January 26, 2023 -----
** Next horror film from BARBARIAN director: Following an intense bidding war, New Line has won the rights to WEAPONS, a script for the second movie of actor and comedian turned filmmaker Zach Cregger who came out of nowhere with last Fall's acclaimed horror hit BARBARIAN. Cregger has reportedly scored an eight-figure deal to write and direct the new film, a number more than double the entire budget of his previous movie and an unprecedented deal in modern times for a filmmaker with just one movie under his belt.
The deal also has several stipulations – a guaranteed greenlight, a guaranteed theatrical release, a "controlling interest in a backend pot," and Cregger receiving final cut pending a threshold being met during test screenings. The film is described as an "interrelated, multistory horror epic that tonally is in the vein of MAGNOLIA". Sources say that if things turn out well with this new film, the goal would be to ultimately have Cregger become a significant horror voice and supplier of films in the genre for Warners/New Line.
New Line's president and CCO, Richard Brener, says in a statement: "Zach proved with BARBARIAN that he can create a visceral theatrical experience for audiences and that he commands every tool in the filmmaker toolbelt. We couldn't be happier that he, Roy [Lee] and Miri [Yoon], and J.D. [Lifshitz]and Rafi [Margules] chose New Line to be the home of his next film, and hope it is the first of many to come."
On top of writing and directing, Cregger will also produce with Roy Lee, J.D. Lifshitz, Miri Yoon and Raphael Margules. Georgina Campbell, Bill Skarsgard and Justin Long starred in BARBARIAN which opened in September to rave reviews and grossed over $40 million domestically on a budget of $4.5 million. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** INFINITY POOL: Here's a new poster for the upcoming film.
** SHE CAME FROM THE WOODS: In this ode to '80s horror, a group of counselors accidentally unleash a decades' old evil on the last night of summer camp. As the mayhem and madness turn bloody, the staff of Camp Briarbrook are forced to confront what stories are worth telling and what secrets worth keeping. The horror-comedy, releases only in theaters on February 10th.
** LACUNA: Filmed in about two weeks, during the pandemic, and focusing on a mother-daughter relationship, Lacuna, by Rodrigo Lages, tells the story of Sofia (played by Lorena Comparato) who has her life shattered after her mother, Helena (Kika Kalache), has a serious car accident," reads the film's synopsis. "When her mother returns home, Sofia discovers that her mother is no longer herself and has changed into a sinister entity.
----- January 24, 2023 -----
** The HOUSE Collection: Coming soon to 4K UHD and Blu-ray!
** PLAY DEAD: Criminology student Chloe fakes her own death to break into a morgue and steal evidence. But once inside, she soon learns that a sadistic coroner is using corpses for his sick and twisted business: selling body parts. When he discovers that Chloe is not dead, a terrifying game of cat-and-mouse ensues. Premiering exclusively on the Icon Film Channel from 13th February, in UK cinemas 17th March.
** HUESERA THE BONE WOMAN: Valeria, a young woman expecting her first child, becomes cursed by a sinister entity. Plunged into a terrifying and dangerous world, a group of witches emerge as her only hope for safety and salvation, but not without grave risk.
** ARTHUR MALEDICTION: Fans of the Arthur and the Invisibles trilogy find the house where the saga was filmed, but their adventure quickly turns into a deadly nightmare.
----- January 23, 2023 -----
** FRIDAY THE 13th & HOUSE reboots: Producer Sean S. Cunningham is allegedly working to not only get a new reboot of the FRIDAY THE 13th franchise off the ground, but also a reboot of the 1986 cult horror-comedy HOUSE. Writer Jeff Locker told the Bloody Disgusting web site how he got involved with Cunningham through an original project titled THE NIGHT DRIVER and how that has led to the early development of a potential new FRIDAY THE 13th:
"Sean hired me to do a rewrite on THE NIGHT DRIVER, and after working closely with director Jeremy Weiss and him on that, we naturally got to talking about FRIDAY THE 13th and HOUSE. Jeremy and I pitched our dream reboot of FRIDAY THE 13th – with Sean's blessing to keep developing it with him.
Obviously, the prequel TV series has reignited interest about a new film so we're hoping the surrounding excitement will inspire both sides to come together and give us Jason on the big screen again for the first time in fourteen years, but we also have a Plan B for a sequel to the original we think fans will absolutely love and should avoid any legal entanglements."
Locker also spoke about the HOUSE reboot. The original collected $22.1 million worldwide and had three sequels. The plan is to reimagine the concept with a whole new take, one which has an accompanying video game concept:
"The HOUSE reboot is both an update and reimagining of the classic series, centering around the birth of a haunted house. Lots of great scares and howl-at-the-screen laughs, plus we're bringing back a few of your favorite monsters from the original for some really fun but equally terrifying kills." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** Stephen King's THE BOOGEYMAN: The film adaptation of the famed Stephen King short story THE BOOGEYMAN is set to get a theatrical release on June 2nd this year via 20th Century Studios after initially being made as a direct-to-Hulu effort. Rob Savage (DASHCAM) directs and STRANGER THINGS producer Shawn Levy's 21 Laps produces the film. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** THE LONG DARK TRAIL: After two impoverished teenage brothers manage to escape their abusive father, they embark on a treacherous and haunted journey in the hope of finding their estranged mother who has joined a sadistic cult, deep in the woods of Northwest Pennsylvania.
** MEDUSA'S VENOM: Medusa's Venom tells the story of newcomer Lola, who is welcomed into Medusa's circle and endures a powerful ritual that will bring her closer to her new sisters; however what awaits is more influential and dangerous than she ever imagined, awakening the serpent within her.
The follow up to the provocative snake horror MEDUSA will release across the US & Canada February 14th 2023 with a home entertainment release, day-and-date DVD and Premium TVOD, followed by a full digital release.
----- January 20, 2023 -----
** SCREAM VI: Here's the new trailer for the upcoming sequel, which will be released exclusively in cinemas on March 10th.
** DEADGIRL: Coming soon from Unearthed Films. Two high school boys discover an imprisoned woman in an abandoned mental asylum who cannot die.
** RED STATE: Kevin Smith's RED STATE (2011) Blu-ray is being repressed via Lionsgate in the future.
** SWALLOWED: After a drug run goes bad, two friends must survive a nightmarish ordeal of drugs, bugs and horrific intimacy in this backwoods body-horror thriller.
----- January 19, 2023 -----
** MAXXXINE: The final instalment of Ti West's character-centric slasher reinvention trilogy that began with X and PEARL, will be the best of the three, according to its star Mia Goth. The new film will unfold in 1980s Los Angeles and will follow Maxine as she battles her inner demons and chases her acting ambitions in Hollywood.
Speaking with Variety whilst out promoting her new film INFINITY POOL, Goth confirms that filming on the project will begin shortly and says: "It's the best script of the three by far. It's going [to] be the best movie of the three."
She also promises that despite the setting change, don't expect this to short-change its audience on any of the terror from the previous films: "It's the biggest story of the three with the highest stakes, and Maxine has gone through so much at this point. So when we find her in this new world, she's just a force to be reckoned with, and she goes through some pretty wild adventures."
Goth also says, like with the last two films, much of the same crew is all coming back together for this one, and she can't wait to work with them again: "We're all so tight now. This is going to be our third movie we're working on together and everyone's coming back together, so it's bringing the band all back together again."
Whilst the personnel may be the same, West tells Empire that the new film will be as different from the other two as PEARL was from X. He also says the world of straight-to-video plays a key role in the film's events. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** M3GAN 2.0: Atomic Monster and Blumhouse have officially announced that the sequel to the critically acclaimed box-office horror smash M3GAN is going ahead. Titled M3GAN 2.0, the script is being written by the first film's scribe Akela Cooper and is set for a release on January 17th 2025.
Actors Allison Williams and Violet McGraw, who starred in the first and survived to tell the tale, are both on board to return. In addition, Williams, who executive-produced the original, will now be acting as a regular producer this time around. Gerard Johnstone, who directed the first movie, isn't slated to return as yet, but producers hope to make a deal with him shortly. As per usual, Jason Blum and James Wan will produce. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** RING 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 2/16 from PLAION Pictures.
** SCREAM VI: Here's a new images from the upcoming sequel. Radio Silence duo Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett return to helm the film, which opens exclusively in cinemas on March 10th. (thanks to EW.com)
----- January 18, 2023 -----
** LIVING WITH CHUCKY: Coming to Blu-ray on 4/4. A filmmaker who grew up alongside Chucky the killer doll seeks out the other families surrounding the Child's Play films as they recount their experiences working on the ongoing franchise and what it means to be a part of the, "Chucky" family.
** SUBURBAN HELL: Filmmakers Sam Raimi and Paul Feig are set to team on a film adaptation of the recent Maureen Kilmer novel SUBURBAN HELL which has been set up at Legendary Entertainment and their respective production companies Ghost House and Feigco Entertainment.
The book follows a tight-knit group of suburban mothers whose friendship is put to the ultimate test when one of them becomes possessed by an evil spirit. Joanna Calo (THE BEAR) has been set to write the script, with Feig, Raimi, Laura Fischer and Rob Tapert producing. No production start date has been set at this time. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** THE LAST OF US: New episodes premiere Sundays at 9 pm ET on HBO Max.
** WOMAN OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS: Solitary and skilled photographer Kai is afraid of women. When he encounters a beautiful model, Kyoko suffering from body dysmorphia, they begin a twisted romance. Kai is determined to save Kyoko from her anguishes, even if it means death to himself.
----- January 17, 2023 -----
** RED EYE 4K UHD: Wes Craven's RED EYE (2005) is coming to 4K UHD/Blu-ray on 3/21/23 from Paramount Home Entertainment.
** THE UNSETTLING: Abena and Kwame, a Ghanaian couple, are struggling to recover from a devastating tragedy. They travel to Los Angeles for a vacation that they hope will help them find their way back to one another. Instead, during an awkward dinner with estranged friends, Vivian and Anthony, Abena is increasingly terrorized by an evil possessing the house. The house that was meant to provide refuge slowly stalks her, consuming her sorrow and trapping her in a nightmare. As her terror grows, it ultimately engulfs all four with horrifying consequences. (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)
** VAMPUS HORROR TALES: Halloween night. Vampus, a gravedigger and body snatcher, is the guardian of the cemetery, a sinister being who has many secrets. He loves to read horror comics, and introduces us to four twisted tales of love, murder, and assorted horrific acts.
----- January 16, 2023 -----
** HAPPY DEATH DAY 3: Filmmaker Christopher Landon unleashed HAPPY DEATH DAY in 2017, a darkly comedic spin on the slasher genre, was a critical and box-office success – pulling in $125 million worldwide on a $4.8 million budget and making a star out of its lead Jessica Rothe. Landon followed up the smash success with a more sci-fi-tinged sequel HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U in 2019 that made only half as much ($64 million worldwide) for double the budget ($9 million) though reviews were mostly pretty good too.
During the promotion of that sequel, Landon indicated he had done a story outline for a third film, but they were waiting to see how the second one went. When it came in under expectations, the third entry seemed to stall in development. Since then, both Landon and Jason Blum have said they hope to make it, but the chances seem slim. Landon has since directed the Netflix film WE HAVE A GHOST and whilst out promoting it, he was asked by the Slashfilm web site about the status of HAPPY DEATH DAY 3. He said:
"No movement at all, sadly. There was a tiny moment where I really felt like I had Universal's attention, but they forgot about me. [laughs] I think it's a really tough one for them, and I'm being really blunt and honest in that the first movie was very successful. It made a lot of money. It was well-received. And the sequel was not. The sequel is loved by people who have seen it, but it did not make a lot of money, and it was not a success for them. So it's very hard to motivate them to make a third movie when the last one just didn't perform. Those are the hard economics of the business.
So I don't know what it would take. There was talk for a minute of it maybe being a Peacock thing. Maybe. Maybe one day. The beauty of it is that my idea, the whole idea for the third movie, is not dependent on any sort of specific window or timeframe. So I could make it any time, but I mean, as the years draw past, I feel like our chances are dimming." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** M3GAN: The film was second at the box office with $17.9 million for the three-day and a potential $21.2 million for the four-day. That's a decline of only 40% from its debut, which is truly excellent for a horror film. So fare the film has pulled in $90 million worldwide from its tiny $12 million budget. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** THE HARBINGER: Signature Entertainment and FrightFest Presents are releasing Andy Mitton's harrowing pandemic era horror THE HARBINGER on Digital Platforms on the 23rd of January. Monique ventures out of quarantine to visit an old friend who's plagued by nightmares. She finds herself drawn into a hellish dreamscape where she must face her greatest fears - or risk never having existed at all. (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)
** THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE video game: Join Kane Hodder ("Leatherface"/stunt coordinator), Scout Taylor-Compton ("female victims"), motion capture performers, and members of the development team for a deep dive and behind-the-scenes look into the process of Mocap performances for the upcoming video game.
----- January 13, 2023 -----
** KNOCK AT THE CABIN: Here's a new poster for the upcoming film.
** JOHNNY Z: A horror-action feature film about a half human, half zombie named Johnny who, under the guidance of a martial arts master seeks vengeance on the evil corporation that created him.
** WAKING KARMA: Karma and her mother have spent their lives evading Paul, her cult leader father (Michael Madsen). With Paul closing in as Karma reaches adulthood, she and her mother flee to a friend's remote compound. Paul tracks them there and traps them within its walls, putting Karma through a series of escalating tests designed to break her spirit and awaken an unholy inheritance that lives within her.
** SORRY ABOUT THE DEMON: What's worse than getting dumped? For Will, it's finding out that his new place is haunted. Now faced with a quarter-life crisis and a house full of spirits, Will must figure out how to make things right with his ex-girlfriend AND banish the sacrifice-seeking demon residing in his house. Premieres January 19 on Shudder.
----- January 12, 2023 -----
** BEAU IS AFRAID: From director Ari Aster and starring Academy Award winner Joaquin Phoenix. The Montreal-shot film, originally titled DISAPPOINTMENT BLVD., will be released theatrically on April 21st and is rumoured to clock in at 179 minutes.
** THE WALKING DEAD: AMC has officially announced that the highly-anticipated THE WALKING DEAD spin-off RICK AND MICHONNE has now been slated to make its debut in 2024. The network has also confirmed that they're currently planning to start its production sometime this year. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** NIGHT SWIM: Wyatt Russell and Kerry Condonare set to star in BAGHEAD filmmaker Bryce McGuire's supernatural thriller NIGHT SWIM for Atomic Monster, Blumhouse and Universal Pictures. The project is based on the short film of the same name created by McGuire and Rod Blackhurst. The film is said to revolve around a hidden source of terror found in a backyard swimming pool.
The project marks the next official teaming of producers James Wan and Jason Blum following their box-office success with M3GAN this past weekend. NIGHT SWIM is planning for a January 19th 2024 release with filming to get underway soon. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** THE FEARWAY: A young couple embark on what should be a fun road trip for lovers, but their plans are derailed when a mysterious being begins to follow them. After relentless harassment and abuse, they desperately seek help from anyone they can.
----- January 11, 2023 -----
** M3GAN sequel: The Universal and Blumhouse's creepy doll flick took in $30.2 million at the box office. Now, the film's screenwriter Akela Cooper opened up to The Los Angeles Times about writing the script and revealed that it in written form at least, the original work much gorier than what was shown. With M3GAN, her original work was quite gory, with the shot film less than that and then re-edited to be less gory again to get the PG-13 rating. She adds that an unrated version is planned at some point:
"No shade to Universal, love them, and I understand that once the trailer went viral, teenagers got involved and you want them to be able to see it. There should be an unrated version at some point. I heard it is on the books. But yes, it was way gorier. Her body count in the script was higher than in the movie."
Also a sequel is already in early development. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** CHUCKY Season 2: Coming soon to Blu-ray from Universal Pictures.
** FRIGHT NIGHT 2: Coming soon to Blu-ray from Cine-Museum.
** THE WAY OUT: A young man deals with the loss of his abusive father by taking advice from a charming, dangerous stranger who teaches him about life, sex, and fighting back.
----- January 10, 2023 -----
** THE EXORCIST III 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 3/28 from Scream Factory.
** DEAD SILENCE 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 3/28 from Scream Factory.
** EVIL DEAD RISE: Speaking with Empire Magazine, writer and director Lee Cronin has gone into the lore a bit and explained how the new film, and its version of the Necronomicon, fit into the overall franchise continuity:
"In one of the early meetings I had with Sam Raimi, I said, 'You know the way in ARMY OF DARKNESS, there's three [Necronomicons]? You had one, Fede had one, I'm going to take the other one. It gave me that platform to nudge things forward, and also to showcase that we live in a world where there is more than one copy of the Necronomicon. Those books may all have slightly different personalities — it's not exactly the same book, necessarily, that Ash had in the cabin. But it's very, very firmly related. It could even be more dangerous."
Cronin also says a LOT of work went into making the book a real work of art: "It's all completely hand-made, hand-drawn. It's got a different visual style to what you've seen before internally. I even brought in little hints of Celtic influences and different things to give it a hell of a lot of personality. It's the bastard cousin of the other books, and they're the bastard cousin of this." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** SICK: As the pandemic steadily brings the world to a halt, Parker and her best friend Miri decide to quarantine at the family lake house alone—or so they think. Directed by John Hyams and written by Kevin Williamson.
----- January 9, 2023 -----
** RENFIELD: In this modern monster tale of Dracula's loyal servant, Nicholas Hoult stars as Renfield, the tortured aide to history's most narcissistic boss, Dracula (Nicolas Cage). Renfield is forced to procure his master's prey and do his every bidding, no matter how debased. But now, after centuries of servitude, Renfield is ready to see if there's a life outside the shadow of The Prince of Darkness. If only he can figure out how to end his codependency.
** Eli Roth's THANKGIVING: Despite reports to the contrary, filmmaker Eli Roth has not been fired from the upcoming film adaptation of the Gearbox and 2K video game BORDELANDS at Lionsgate. Roth has done this because he reportedly has to get going on the long-in-the-works feature film adaptation of his GRINDHOUSE mock trailer THANKGIVING. That project will begin shooting in March from a script by Jeff Rendell for Spyglass Entertainment. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** RAZORBACK: Coming to Blu-ray on 3/14 from Scream Factory.
** DR. GIGGLES: Coming to Blu-ray on 3/21 from Scream Factory.
** FREE TO A BAD HOME: In this terrifying horror anthology, the lives of three strangers - a widow, a thief, and an addict - are changed by cursed objects and those that spread them.
----- January 5, 2023 -----
** GOODBYE UNCLE TOM 4K: From Blue Undergound; "This has turned out to be an incredibly complicated and challenging project, but we're happy to report the new 4K restorations of both versions are nearing completion. New Extras are also in production, and while we're not able to set a firm release date yet, we do expect it to come out some time this Summer."
** THEM! remake: Following a very successful reception to his directorial debut with the Marvel WEREWOLF BY NIGHT special in October, Oscar winning composer Michael Giacchino is now moving up to theatrical features as he will make his big screen directing debut with a reboot of 1954's man-eating giant ant creature feature THEM! at Warner Bros. Pictures.
Gordon Douglas helmed the original in which a nest of ants in the New Mexico desert has grown gigantic after being irradiated by nuclear test blasts. It becomes a national threat when two young queen ants and their consorts escape to set-up new nests, and ends with a showdown in the Los Angeles sewer system.
Talking about the theme, Giacchino says the current version of THEM! is about immigration as filtered through the lens of an "insane science fiction monster movie". Heis currently meeting with writers with the aim of getting into production quite soon. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** LEGIONS: A powerful sorcerer, Antonio, is locked away in an asylum, and wastes away in his imprisonment as evil, demonic forces take control of Argentina. If Antonio can escape the psychiatric hospital, and find his daughter, Helena, their combined strength could save Argentina, but Helena has forgotten her powers. Antonio must reteach her the ways of magic and be humanity's last hope.
----- January 4, 2023 -----
** EVIL DEAD RISE: Here's the trailers and poster for the highly anticipated new film.
** SCREAM VI: Here's a new poster for the upcoming sequel.
** THE CAREGIVER: THE CAREGIVER is the new horror-thriller film by Argentine writer, director and producer Ariel Luque. This is his first film produced in the United States after the sales success of his previous horror film THE RED BOOK RITUAL.
Running away from her abusive stepfather, Emma decided to go to the city. She takes a job as a caregiver to Mrs Belov, a senile old woman. Strange things start happening in the house and she begins to hear unusual sounds from the basement. What Emma doesn't know is that the house hides a terrifying secret. Emma will do the impossible to get out of that house of hell. Will she escape?
** NIGHTMARE AT PRECINCT 84: Here's the teaser trailer for the upcoming horror anthology from writers Samuel Gonzalez Jr and Gigi Gustin, has been released. The film is set to release in 2023.
----- January 3rd, 2023 -----
** TERRIFIER 3: One of the year's surprise success stories in cinema has been TERRIFIER 2, the cult slasher film with an extreme gore quotient that ended up making $12.2 million at the box office off just a $250,000 budget. Now, a few months on, the film's writer, director, editor and producer Damien Leone revealed his hopes for a potential third instalment in the series, which he's already penned a treatment for. As he plans to make the next film the scariest of the franchise. He says on Twitter:
"One of my main goals for TERRIFIER 3 is to recapture the creep factor present in the original TERRIFIER short film. That had a genuinely spooky atmosphere that I'm still proud of. If all goes as planned, part 3 will be the scariest TERRIFIER thus far" (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** THE CONJURING 4: Back in November came the news that Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions and James Wan's Atomic Monster are in advanced talks to merge. The pair's companies have both generated billions of box-office revenue with their successful horror franchises, with Blum's titles releasing through Universal whilst Wan's have come out through Warners.
Wan's first-look deal with Warners expired in June after seven years, just as the third main entry in the franchise THE CONJURING THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT hit cinemas. Though it grossed a lot less than its predecessors, the Michael Chaves-directed entry still made five times its production budget. Speaking to the Collider web site to promote the release this week of M3GAN, Wan discussed the future of THE CONJURING franchise and says a fourth film is on the way but could mark the end of the series:
"Yeah, we are working on it right now. With THE CONJURING films, we are very precious about [them]. And so we kind of want to just take our time to make sure we get it right and to make sure the emotion of the Warren stories that we want to tell, and moving into, and potentially wrapping up, we just want to make sure that it's the right thing, the right story that we're telling." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** FROM BEYOND 4K UHD: Vinegar Syndrome just announced FROM BEYOND on 4K UHD.
** TED BUNDY: Matthew Bright's 2002 film is coming to Blu-ray from Vinegar Syndrome.
----- December 29, 2022 -----
** RIP Ruggero Deodato: Ruggero Deodato who made one of the most controversial films in cinema history has reportedly died at age 83. As a director, he made more than 30 movies but was most famous for 1980's shocker CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST. He will be missed...
** TERROR TRAIN 2: Having survived the carnage, Robyn Alomar (Alana) and Tim Rozon (The Magician) will reprise their characters in TERROR TRAIN 2, which takes place over a year after the gruesome, vengeful murders took the lives of multiple college seniors aboard the now infamous "Terror Train." In the sequel, the remaining survivors are coerced to take a New Year's Eve redemption ride on the very same train, where a new evil awaits and the terrified passengers must once again fight to survive the ride.
** ALONE AT NIGHT: Vicky (Ashley Benson) is a young woman looking for an escape after going through a harrowing break-up. After retreating to a friend's remote cabin in the woods to clear her head, she continues modeling sexy lingerie for her devoted followers on 18 & Over, an adults-only, live-streaming website. But when the power keeps going out, Vicky discovers something terrifying awaiting her in the dark — a masked killer wielding a crowbar who's hellbent on bringing her night to a grisly end.
** BLOOD: Jess (Michelle Monaghan), a nurse and mother recently separated from her husband (Skeet Ulrich), moves her daughter Tyler (Skylar Morgan Jones) and young son Owen (Finlay Wojtak-Hissong) back into her family farmhouse. Shortly after settling in, Owen's dog escapes into the woods and returns days later, blood-soaked and rabid. When the dog attacks and bites him, the resulting infection grows more shocking as Owen's behavior becomes frightening and deadly. As he spirals deeper into the depths of the illness, Jess discovers a disturbing cure, which makes her question how far she is willing to go to keep her child alive. In Theaters January 27, 2023 and Available On Demand January 31, 2023.
----- December 28, 2022 -----
** M3GAN: M3GAN is a marvel of artificial intelligence, a life-like doll programmed to be a child's greatest companion and a parent's greatest ally. Designed by brilliant toy-company roboticist Gemma, M3GAN can listen and watch and learn as she becomes friend and teacher, playmate and protector, for the child she is bonded to. She's more than a toy, she's family.
** THE GHOSTS OF MONDAY: Mark Huberman stars as a television director who becomes embroiled in a supernatural conspiracy after traveling to Cyprus to make a tv pilot about a haunted hotel. Julian Sands, Marianna Rosset, Elva Trill and Anthony Skordi also appear in the frightening profusion of suspense and scares.
** THE FOREST HILLS: Here's the official poster for THE FOREST HILLS, the upcoming horror film that features horror icon Shelley Duvall, has been released. The poster shows what appears to be a transforming werewolf cast upon the sky above an ominous cabin. The studio also started an IndieGogo campaign for "finishing funds," which says it allows fans to contribute funds to the post-production costs and advertising. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** SCREAM VI: Here's yet another poster for the upcoming film.
----- December 27, 2022 -----
** BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF 4K: Rialto Pictures has released an official domestic trailer for the new 4K restoration of Christophe Gans' 2001 film, starring Samuel Le Bihan, Vincent Cassel, Émilie Dequenne, Monica Bellucci, and Jérémie Renier.
** KNOCK AT THE CABIN: While vacationing at a remote cabin, a young girl and her parents are taken hostage by four armed strangers who demand that the family make an unthinkable choice to avert the apocalypse. With limited access to the outside world, the family must decide what they believe before all is lost.
** RENFIELD: Universal Pictures' RENFIELD, a darkly comedic spin on the Dracula story with Nicolas Cage in that role alongside Nicholas Hoult as his eponymous acolyte, has scored an R rating from the MPAA for bloody violence, some gore, language throughout and some drug use.v Awkwafina, Ben Schwartz, Adrian Martinez, Shohreh Aghdashloo, and Bess Rouss co-star. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** SCREAM VI: Here's a new photo from the upcoming film.
----- December 23, 2022 -----
** THE PURGE 6: In a new interview with Empire Magazine, 57-year-old Frank Grillo spoke about the status of a sixth film which he and franchise creator James DeMonaco are currently trying to get off the ground at Universal, but there's no production timeline in place yet.
He does confirm that DeMonaco, who helmed the first (and best-reviewed) three films but stepped back to only write the fourth and fifth, wants to return as helmer for the sixth and final film, which will put the focus back on Grillo's character:
"James DeMonaco, changed my life. [I've] got one more left. James has the script. It focuses on the Leo Barnes character, and he wants to direct it. We're working with Universal to see if we can pull this off before I'm in the old folks' home." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** PERPETRATOR: Shudder, AMC Networks' premium streaming service for horror, thrillers and the supernatural, announced the acquisition of Jennifer Reeder's horror-noir PERPETRATOR, set to world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival this coming February in the Panorama section.
Written and directed by Reeder, PERPETRATOR follows Jonny (McKirnan), a wild and impulsive teenage girl living precariously in a town where young women continue to go missing, and the power she's forced to unlock to survive. At its core, a horror film inspired by the shared experience of generations of women, PERPETRATOR is equal parts modern mythmaking, thrilling story of revenge, and extraordinary exploration of youthful chaos.
** SPIRAL: Adam Green and Joel David Moore's 2007 film is coming to Blu-ray in 2023 from Ronin Flix.
** HUESERA THE BONE WOMAN: XYZ Films announced the release date for HUESERA THE BONE WOMAN, the critically acclaimed breakout feature directorial debut from Mexican filmmaker Michelle Garza Cervera. HUESERA THE BONE WOMAN will be released exclusively in theaters on February 10th in major markets nationwide across the U.S. and land on VOD on February 16th from XYZ Films.
The supernatural Mexican horror feature is led by Natalia Solián (Carlos Eichelmann Kaiser's Venice selection ZAPATOS ROJOS) in a star-turning performance as Valeria, a young woman expecting her first child who becomes cursed by a sinister entity. Plunged into a terrifying and dangerous world, a group of witches emerge as her only hope for safety and salvation, but not without grave risk. The film also stars Alfonso Dosal (Netflix's Narcos: Mexico), Mayra Batalla (PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN), Mercedes Hernández (IDENTIFYING FEATURES), Aída López (Capadocia), and Martha Claudia Moreno. (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)
----- December 22, 2022 -----
** THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE CHILDREN: When Margaret and Ben take a weekend trip with longtime friends Ellie and Thomas and their two young children, Ben begins to suspect something supernatural is occurring when the kids behave strangely after disappearing into the woods overnight.
** KIDS VS ALIENS: All Gary wants is to make awesome home movies with his best buds. All his older sister Samantha wants is to hang with the cool kids. When their parents head out of town one Halloween weekend, an all-time rager of a teen house party turns to terror when aliens attack, forcing the siblings to band together to survive the night.
** MUDBRICK (KUCA OD BLATA): FNE.com has reported that XYZ Films has acquired the distribution rights for North America for the upcoming Serbian rural cult horror film MUDBRICK (KUCA OD BLATA). Following the events upon which he had to leave Great Britain for unknown reasons and to return to his parents' native village, Paul (Pavle) finds a mysterious family in the house he inherited which is part of the cult of the Old Slavic underworld god Veles. (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)
** KILLING IT: After working together on HBO, writer-director Bridget Stokes and series creator Robin Thede have once again partnered up for their next collaboration. According to the Deadline web site, Stokes has signed on to helm Amazon Studios' upcoming horror comedy film titled KILLING IT, which will be written by Thede. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
----- December 21, 2022 -----
** EVIL DEAD RISE: Here's a new image from the upcoming film.
** THE KEEP remake: In 1986, filmmaker Michael Mann shot the famously troubled supernatural period piece THE KEEP. The project was an adaptation of the novel by F. Paul Wilson and follows a group of Nazis in the very early 1940s who are assigned to guard a citadel in Romania's Carpathian mountains.
It's a film that was compromised at every level. Now, Wilson has revealed that his book is getting a new adaptation with famed effects genius and frequent director of AMC's THE WALKING DEAD Greg Nicotero onboard to helm the new take. Wilson broke the news on Twitter, saying the deal finally happened after legal entanglements were worked out:
"Two days ago, after a year and a half of lawyering between the 'purchaser' and my side at ICM, I signed an option/purchase agreement with Greg Nicotero for the remake of THE KEEP. Greg is a longtime fan of the book, and he's got the chops to do a worthy adaptation." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S: The mvoie adapration found its director in October, and now it has gotten two of its stars. Matthew Lillard of SCREAM and Scooby-Doo fame and Josh Hutcherson, known for his role as Peeta Mellark in the HUNGER GAMES movies, have both been cast for the horror film. The two actors have joined the project, but it has not been confirmed who they will be playing. Production is also slated to start in February in New Orleans. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** PROJECT WOLF HUNTING: PROJECT WOLF HUNTING debuts on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD February 14 from Well Go USA Entertainment. During transport, a group of hardened criminals stages a jailbreak that quickly escalates into a bloody, all-out riot. As the fugitives exact their brutal terror campaign onboard the ship, something even more terrifying emerges from below. (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)
----- December 20, 2022 -----
** INFINITY POOL: Here's the poster for the upcoming film from Brandon Cronenberg.
** WINNIE THE POOH BLOOD AND HONEY: Here's the poster for the upcoming film, which is set to receive a one-day theatrical release in the United States on February 15, 2023.
** CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD 4K UHD: The upcoming Cauldron Films 4K UHD of CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD is now available to pre-order.
** DARK MATCH: Dept.9 Studios, a film and television production company, is pleased to announce the wrap of production on their horror thriller DARK MATCH, written and directed by Lowell Dean (WOLFCOP, ANOTHER WOLFCOP). The film stars wrestling superstar Chris Jericho (TERRIFIER 2), Ayisha Issa, Steven Ogg, Sara Canning, Michael Eklund and Jonathan Cherry.
DARK MATCH sees a small-time wrestling company accept a high-paying gig in a backwoods town, only to discover when they arrive that the community is run by a mysterious cult leader with devious plans for their match.
The film's writer and director Lowell Dean says, "It's been a blast filming in Edmonton and working every day with such a talented cast and crew. I'm excited for the opportunity to work with Dept.9 Studios and for the producer's support in bringing DARK MATCH to life." (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)
----- December 19, 2022 -----
** Panos Cosmatos' NEKROKOSM: Deep within a strange galaxy, where two lovers are torn apart as they try to survive a malevolent invasion in this phantasmagorical fantasy nightmare from the director of MANDY! You can now listen to some of the music composed for the upcoming film.
** FEAR STREET 4: One of the most impressively directed genre movies of the year came in the form of Chloe Okuno's psychological thriller WATCHER starring Maika Monroe. Now, Okuno has found a follow-up and has closed a deal to direct the fourth entry in the FEAR STREET franchise for the streamer.
Netflix premiered the entire original trilogy in July last year, spreading the R-rated releases a week apart between each entry and turning the whole endeavour into a hit for them, along with scoring solid reviews from critics and audiences.
The films are based on the popular book series from "Goosebumps" author R.L. Stine with Leigh Janiak directing and co-writing the first three films which were spread across three time periods – 1994, 1978 and 1666. Kiana Madeira, Sadie Sink, Fred Hechinger, and Maya Hawke starred in the previous films, but no word on casting or story details for the new one at present.
Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, and David Ready are reportedly back as producers, but Janiak's involvement is unclear. Janiak has previously expressed an interest in further adaptations of the Stine books. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** THEY LISTEN: John Cho and actress Katherine Waterston have signed on for the leading roles in the upcoming horror movie THEY LISTEN, which hails from Sony Pictures and Blumhouse. This marks Cho's latest project with Sony after working with them on the acclaimed mystery thriller SEARCHING, which was about a father searching for his missing teenage daughter.
Further details about the plot and characters are still being kept under wraps. Production is currently underway in Los Angeles. The film is scheduled to arrive in theaters on August 25, 2023. THEY LISTEN is being written and directed by Chris Weitz, who co-wrote the Academy Award-nominated film ABOUT A BOY. The film is produced by Weitz, Jason Blum, and Andrew Miano, with Bea Sequeira, Dan Balgoyen, Britta Rowings, and Paul Davis serving as executive producers. It is a production by Sony Pictures, Blumhouse, and Depth of Field. (thanks yo ComingSoon.net)
** THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD/4K UHD Steelbook on 2/28 from Dark Sky Films.
----- December 15, 2022 -----
** SCREAM VI: In a city of millions, no one hears you scream. Watch the official Teaser Trailer for SCREAM VI - Only in theatres March 10, 2023.
** THOSE WHO CALL: The film, starring Angie Sandoval, Yetlanezi Rodriguez, Reese Fast, Kevin Kinkade, and Addison Cousins, tells of two sisters that go on a road trip to Colorado. On their way there, their car breaks down in an abandoned old town. Soon they realize things aren't what they seem, and they aren't alone in the forest. They find themselves being hunted by a sadistic pagan cult and must do everything in their power to survive.
** HUMAN RESOURCES: A young man uncovers a shocking mystery after starting a job at an eerie hardware store. With the help of a cynical coworker, he plunges into the dark corners of the store and is forced to confront the dangers that lurk behind the walls.
----- December 14, 2022 -----
** EVIL DEAD RISE: Another new image for New Line Cinema's upcoming film EVIL DEAD RISE is out, showcasing the main cast. The latest image comes courtesy of director Lee Cronin, who shared the photograph on social media. The image gives fans their first look at some of the main characters in the film, including Gabrielle Echols, Morgan Davis, Nell Fisher, Alyssa Sutherland, and Lily Sullivan. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** THE GIRL NEXT DOOR 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 3/17/2023 from Capelight Pictures. 2-Disc Limited Collector's Edition in a Mediabook with the film for the first time in Germany in 4K Ultra HD on UHD Blu-ray and in HD on Blu-ray as well as with a 24-page booklet.
** BONES AND ALL: Coming to Blu-ray on 1/31/2023 from Warner Bros. Entertainment. Love blossoms between a young woman on the margins of society and a disenfranchised drifter as they embark on a 3,000-mile odyssey through the backroads of America. However, despite their best efforts, all roads lead back to their terrifying pasts and a final stand that will determine whether their love can survive their differences.
** WARM BODIES 4K UHD: Coming to Best Buy 4K UHD Steelbook on 2/7/2023 from Lionsgate.
----- December 12, 2022 -----
** INFINITY POOL: While staying at an isolated island resort, James (Alexander Skarsgård) and Em (Cleopatra Coleman) are enjoying a perfect vacation of pristine beaches, exceptional staff, and soaking up the sun. But guided by the seductive and mysterious Gabi (Mia Goth), they venture outside the resort grounds and find themselves in a culture filled with violence, hedonism, and untold horror. A tragic accident leaves them facing a zero tolerance policy for crime: either you'll be executed, or, if you're rich enough to afford it, you can watch yourself die instead.
** SAW X: Synnøve Macody Lund, Steven Brand and Michael Beach have all joined the tenth SAW film in undisclosed roles. In addition, former series regular Shawnee Smith is reportedly in talks to likely return to her role of Amanda Young.
They will join Tobin Bell who was recently confirmed to be returning to this latest entry, returning to his iconic role as the Jigsaw killer John Kramer. Kevin Greutert, who directed the sixth and seventh films, returns to helm the new one which is currently slated to release theatrically on October 27th 2023. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** CONNECT: The Devil doesn't leave quietly. In theatres December 22nd.
----- December 8, 2022 -----
** M3GAN: Universal Pictures has premiered the second trailer for Gerard Johnstone's killer robot doll tale M3GAN opening in cinemas January 6th.
** SCARE PACKAGE II RAD CHAD'S REVENGE: When horror guru Rad Chad Buckley's funeral turns into an elaborate series of death traps centered around Chad's favorite films, the guests must band together and use the rules of horror to survive the bloody game.
** BRING OUT THE FEAR: In this award-winning dark folk thriller, a couple struggling to fix their doomed relationship is lost in a dangerous forest that refuses to let them escape. This award-winning dark folk thriller will leave you questioning what is real and what is malicious trickery until the very last frame. Coming out January 3 on-demand and digital everywhere!
** ANGELS FALLEN WARRIORS OF PEACE: When an Iraq War veteran receives a calling from a higher power, he embarks on a mission to stop a fallen angel from raising an army of the dead to take over the world. Starring Denise Richards and coming Summer 2023.
----- December 6, 2022 -----
** THE LAST OF US: Here's the trailer for the upcoming series.
** BUBBA HO-TEP 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 2/7/2023 from Scream Factory.
** SKINAMARINK: The film will receive a theatrical release January 13th from IFC Midnight followed by a streaming release on Shudder.
----- December 2nd, 2022 -----
** MARTIN 4K UHD: Coming soon from Second Sight Films featuring a new Second Sight 4K restoration supervised and approved by Director of Photography Michael Gornick in UHD presented in HDR10+.
** TERRIFIER: Coming to Blu-ray on 2/8/2023 from Umbrella Entertainment.
** SNOW MONSTER: With the rapid development of science and technology in the future, a Gene Research Company sent Shen Yiqin and others into the mysterious snowy area on the edge of the Arctic. Unexpectedly, they were attacked by unknown giant creatures.
----- December 1st, 2022 -----
** AT THE MOUNTAIN OF MADNESS at Netflix: Guillermo del Toro's stop-motion PINOCCHIO for Netflix is riding high on a wave of stunning reviews. The film has clocked up a stunning 97% (8.4/10) on Rotten Tomatoes and is being praised as one of the year's best. But it may just be the start of del Toro's long-gestating passion projects being turned into Netflix features. It's now looking possible that del Toro's most elusive white whale – an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's novella AT THE MOUNTAIN OF MADNESS – could be in reach.
Speaking to the IndieWire web site about his stop-motion love, del Toro revealed that he has spoken to VFX and stop-motion legend Phil Tippett, coming off raves for his experimental film MAD GOD, about translating his AT THE MOUNTAIN OF MADNESS adaptation into a stop-motion animated feature:
"I said it would be ideal to do AT THE MOUNTAIN OF MADNESS as stop-motion. You watch the animation in a more rapturous way than live action. It's almost a hypnotic act, and the relationship to the story becomes more intimate in that way."
del Toro has been trying to make an adaptation of Lovecraft's 1936 horror story for nearly twenty years, and recently shared test CG footage created years ago of one of the creatures. However, he has been unable to make the film due to concerns over budget and tone – issues that are far less of a problem in terms of animation, and stop-motion animation in particular, is suited for horror tales.
Lovecraft's story follows explorers in Antarctica who uncover the remains of highly evolved creatures, neither plant nor animal. Investigating a gigantic mountain range, they come upon an abandoned ancient city. Their explorations underground cause something to stir from its slumber. Tom Cruise and James Cameron were linked to work with del Toro on the live-action adaptation that failed to get the green light back in the mid-2000s. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE 4K UHD: Both THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE and THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE II are coming soon to 4K UHD from Scream Factory.
** THE MEAN ONE: The Grinch steals a lot more than Christmas in this forthcoming horror parody/sequel to the classic Dr. Seuss yuletide tale. TERRIFIER 2's David Howard Thornton plays the titular green meanie while Krystle Martin plays an adult Cindy You-Know-Who out for revenge twenty years later. Director Steven LaMorte's THE MEAN ONE opens in theaters on December 9th.
** THE HARBINGER: When her oldest friend is plagued by horrific nightmares from the beyond, Monique is forced to travel to NYC. On the first night of the visit, Monique learns the dreams are contagious – and so is the HARBINGER, the plague mask-wearing demon who not only feeds on its victims' souls, but warps reality itself to remove any trace of their existence.
** THE VAGRANT: Coming to Blu-ray in February from Arrow Video. Brand new 2K restoration by Arrow Films from a new scan of the original camera negative in High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation.
----- November 30, 2022 -----
** BARBARIAN director next horror film: In an interview with ComingSoon, BARBARIAN director Zach Cregger gave a progress update on his next horror film. When asked about the progress of his next film, Cregger offered a positive update about his upcoming untitled horror project.
"Oh, thank you for asking. I'm staying now at a friend's house on the east coast in a secluded cabin and I'm writing it and it's coming along," Cregger stated. "I'm not there yet, but I'm making way more progress than … I don't know where you heard me say that, but every day is getting better and better. So yes, I am awesome. Feeling very positive." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** LA PETITE MORT: Three friends find themselves in the "Maison de la Petite Mort" where brutal torture, thrill kill murders, and the twisted fantasies of high class degenerates are daily business. Will there be any chance for an escape? Coming December 13th from Unearthed Films!
** THE DENTIST collection: Behind every clean, white surface lies the stench of decay. THE DENTIST Collection, which includes both THE DENTIST and its sequel THE DENTIST 2, will be released for the first time on Blu-ray + Digital January 24 from Lionsgate.
Where there's a drill, there's a way. Corbin Bernsen stars as homicidal dentist Dr. Alan Feinstone in these two horror favorites, available for the first time on Blu-ray. In THE DENTIST , Beverly Hills dentist Dr. Feinstone seems to have the perfect, ordered life — until the discovery of his wife's affair with the pool boy sends him off the deep end, unlocking the killer inside. THE DENTIST 2 finds the evil doctor in a maximum-security mental hospital... but not for long, as he escapes to a small town and turns his attentions to a new love interest and new victims.
** SAW X: Production is underway on SAW X, the tenth entry in the horror franchise and one which sees the return of Tobin Bell as the infamous serial killer Jigsaw (aka. John Kramer). New photos from the production of the Kevin Greutert-directed film have captured Bell filming scenes in which his character sits on a park bench and speaks with a small child.
Bell was absent from the last film SPIRAL, whilst his character was killed off in the third film. After that, he appeared in the subsequent films in flashbacks. Kevin Greutert directs the new film from a script by Josh Stolberg & Peter Goldfinger, who penned the most recent two films. The project is due for release on October 27th 2023. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
----- November 29, 2022 -----
** George A. Romero's MARTIN 4K UHD: The limited Edition 4K UHD/Blu-ray plus standard 4K UHD/Blu-ray editions will be released February 27th, 2023 from Second Sight Films.
** TERROR TRAIN 2: Incendo and Tubi have announced TERROR TRAIN 2, a sequel to this past Halloween's Tubi Original film which served as a modernized remake of the Jamie Lee Curtis-led 1980 horror classic TERROR TRAIN.
In TERROR TRAIN 2, it has been over a year since a series of gruesome murders took the lives of multiple college seniors aboard the now infamous Terror Train. Alana (Robyn Alomar) is coerced to join The Magician (Tim Rozon) and other remaining survivors on a New Year's Eve redemption ride aboard the very same train, where once again the terrified passengers fight to survive.
Ian Carpenter and Aaron Martin (SLASHER) return as the writing duo, as does director Philippe Gagnon (AMBER ALERT). It's likely this was shot back-to-back with this year's remake as a December 31st release date has already been set. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** BAMBI THE RECKONING: Rhys Frake-Waterfield, the filmmaker behind the upcoming horror film WINNIE THE POOH BLOOD AND HONEY, has set his sights on another childhood classic – a film already considered one of the darkest for children. Just like with Winnie The Pooh, the original "Bambi" source material – the 1923 Austrian novel "Bambi, a Life in the Woods" – has entered the public domain. It can now be used in various ways beyond their creator's original intent.
Cue a horror film reimagining titled BAMBI THE RECKONING which Frake-Waterfield will executive produce and Scott Jeffrey (THE CURSE OF HUMPTY DUMPTY) will direct. Speaking with the Dread Central web site, Jeffrey promises a quite different take on the classic tale: "The film will be an incredibly dark retelling of the story we all know and love. Finding inspiration from the design used in Netflix's THE RITUAL, Bambi will be a vicious killing machine that lurks in the wilderness. Prepare for Bambi on rabies!" (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** KNOCK AT THE CABIN: Here's the one-sheet for M. Night Shyamalan's forthcoming KNOCK AT THE CABIN, which adapts Paul Tremblay's "The Cabin at the End of the World".
Opening on February 3rd, the story sees a young girl and her parents taken hostage in their remote cabin getaway by four armed strangers who demand that the family make an unthinkable choice to avert the apocalypse. With limited access to the outside world, the family must decide what they believe before all is lost. Dave Bautista, Jonathan Groff, Rupert Grint, Ben Aldridge and Nikki Amuka-Bird star. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
----- November 25, 2022 -----
** THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 4K UHD: The 4K UHD and 4K UHD Steelbook are coming 2/28/2023 from Dark Sky Film.
** BOLLYWOOD HORROR: Here's a first look at the hard-box case for the Mondo Macabro BOLLYWOOD HORROR Blu-ray set.
** THE FRIGHTENERS 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 12/2 from Turbine. Director's Cut & Theatrical Cut Restored in 4K on UHD & Blu-ray - Approved by Peter Jackson+ HDR and Dolby Vision + Sound in Dolby Atmos + Completed Dubbing + 2 Bonus Blu-rays + New bonus material and much more.
** THE MEAN ONE: Atlas Film Distribution has announced a December 9th release date for THE MEAN ONE, the upcoming slasher parody film starring TERRIFIER actor David Howard Thornton as an unauthorised darkly comedic spin on classic Dr. Seuss character The Grinch.
The story takes place in the little town of Newville where a green monster lurks menacingly in his home in the mountains above. Every holiday season, the beast dons a red Santa suit and pays a visit to the village to wreak havoc among its citizens. Young Cindy You-Know-Who lost both of her parents to the monster twenty years ago and has now returned to Newville in search of vengeance. With the grumpy, green-skinned menace ready to kill once again, Cindy has to figure out a way to defeat him before he can ruin Christmas.
Steven LaMorte (BURY ME TWICE) helms the project from a script by Flip and Finn Kobler. Chase Mullins, John Bigham, and Erik Baker co-star. The film follows in the wake of other horror spins on notable childhood properties including THE BANANA SPLITS and the upcoming WINNIE THE POOH BLOOD AND HONEY. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
----- November 24, 2022 -----
** THE LAST OF US: Here's a new poster, which features Pedro Pascal's Joel and Bella Ramsey's Ellie as they go on a journey through post-apocalyptic America. The series is set to premiere on January 15 on HBO and HBO Max. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** Dario Argento's DARK GLASSES: Coming to Blu-ray on 2/14/2023 from RLJE Films.
** RAWHEAD REX 4K UHD: Coming February 21st on 4KUHD from Kino Lorber Studio Classics.
** SCREAM 6: Here's the first image from the upcoming film. Radio Silence's Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett direct the project, which doesn't have an official title at this time. It is due for release in cinemas on March 10th 2023. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
----- November 21, 2022 -----
** FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on Black Friday from Severin Films. 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible) both The Director's Cut and English Language Version now fully restored in 4K from the original 2-perf negative.
** ACCION MUTANTE 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on Black Friday from Severin Films in 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible).
** RENFIELD: Here's the poster for the upcoming film.
** SALEM'S LOT remake: The MPA has given the upcoming new film adaptation of Stephen King's SALEM'S LOT an R-rating for "bloody violence and language". Gary Dauberman directs the project, which hasn't set an official release date as yet. The story follows a writer who returns to his hometown and discovers a vampire and his familiar plan to convert the town into vampires. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
----- November 17, 2022 -----
** Blumhouse Productions & Atomic Monster: The two biggest companies in theatrical release horror films – Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions and James Wan's Atomic Monster – are reportedly in advanced talks to merge according to The New York Times.
Over the past fifteen years, Blumhouse Productions titles have generated about $5 billion in ticket sales. Meanwhile, James Wan is the man behind SAW, INSIDIOUS and THE CONJURING franchises. His first-look deal with Warner Bros. expired in June after seven years, and films from his production company have taken in at least $3.5 billion in ticket sales.
Jason Blum wants Blumhouse to grow fast and plans to make at least eight horror movies for release in theaters each year – up from the three or four annual titles it has delivered to date. In addition, he wants to make another slate of horror flicks for Peacock as well as television series. Blum says in an interview at Universal headquarters: "James is probably 70-80% artist and 30-20% a business person, and I am the reverse. We really do complement each other, yin and yang, which is part of what makes this so exciting."
Specifics of the deal are vague, but from the sounds of it, Atomic Monster would become a creatively autonomous label inside of Blumhouse and have a first-look deal with Universal. A source for the outlet says Wan would hold a substantial ownership stake in Blumhouse, with Blum still the majority owner and NBCUniversal a third stakeholder. They hope to close the deal during the first quarter of next year.
Atomic Monster first pitched the idea for the upcoming killer AI doll film M3GAN to Warner Bros., who passed. Wan brought the project to Mr. Blum, who pounced and Universal is said to be so happy with the result that they're already talking a sequel. That film is set for a theatrical release on January 6th. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** A QUIET PLACE DAY ONE: STRANGER THINGS fourth season break-out star Joseph Quinn will join Lupita Nyong'o in the A QUIET PLACE spin-off film at Paramount Pictures. Serving as something of a prequel, this will show more of those events briefly glimpsed at the start of the second film where the creatures first arrive on the scene.
Emily Blunt and Krasinski aren't expected to reprise their roles for the new film which will offer a larger canvas to set up a potential A QUIET PLACE universe. Michael Sarnoski (PIG) will direct, based on an original idea from John Krasinski. Krasinski, Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller will produce. A QUIET PLACE DAY ONE is due out on March 8th 2024. A third installment of the main franchise is in the works for 2025. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** PREY FOR THE DEVIL: Experience the true horror of exorcism when PREY FOR THE DEVIL arrives on Digital December 13 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand January 3 from Lionsgate.
Sister Ann (Jacqueline Byers) believes she is answering a calling to be the first female exorcist... but who, or what, called her? In response to a global rise in demonic possessions, Ann seeks out a place at an exorcism school reopened by the Catholic Church. Until now these schools have only trained priests in the Rite of Exorcism – but a professor (Colin Salmon) recognizes Sister Ann's gifts and agrees to train her. Thrust onto the spiritual frontline with fellow student Father Dante (Christian Navarro), Sister Ann finds herself in a battle for the soul of a young girl, who Sister Ann believes is possessed by the same demon that tormented her own mother years ago. Determined to root out the evil, Ann soon realizes that evil has been expecting her.
** THE BREACH: Here's the poster for the upcoming film.
----- November 16, 2022 -----
** SMILE: Fans of the terrifying and mind-bending box office smash hit film SMILE can buy it on Digital to watch at home beginning November 15, 2022 from Paramount Home Entertainment. The film will arrive on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD December 13.
The Digital, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray releases come packed with over an hour of heart-pounding bonus content, including the award-winning, chilling short film by writer/director Parker Finn that inspired SMILE. Face your fears with deleted scares not seen in theatres, go behind the scenes with the cast and crew, then fully immerse yourself in the escalating nightmare with the director's commentary.
** Paramount Pictures horror films: Former president of DC Films Walter Hamada has signed an exclusive, multi-year production deal with Paramount Pictures. Kicking off on New Year's Day, Hamada will spearhead the studio's mainstream horror films with the aim of releasing several low-to mid-budget films per year across theatrical and streaming.
Hamada says in a statement: "I am thrilled to collaborate with Paramount Pictures with the singular goal of creating exceptional movies in the horror genre. Over the course of my career, nothing has been more gratifying than discovering emerging, first-time filmmakers and writers and unleashing their brilliance in a studio setting. Thank you to Brian and the entire team at Paramount Pictures for this tremendous opportunity, I can't wait to get started."
Paramount is coming off the strong box-office success of SMILE which has grossed $209 million to date worldwide off a small budget. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** HAPPY HELL NIGHT 4K UHD: Coming soon to 4K UHD from Terror Vision. A fraternity-hazing prank goes terribly wrong and a psychotic killer is set loose. Now a relentless evil has been unleashed, and the coeds of Winfield College will face the bloody horror of HAPPY HELL NIGHT.
** ATTACK OF THE KILLER REFRIGERATOR: Coming soon to Blu-ray from Terror Vision. A group of teenagers get drunk and abuse a hapless refrigerator. The machine then goes on a killing rampage, eating the ones who beat him up.
** THE DEVIL'S GAME: Coming soon to Blu-ray from Severin. In 1981, RAI-TV presented six hour-long films based on stories by 19th century horror/fantasy authors from such directors as Giulio Questi (DJANGO, KILL!), Marcello Aliprandi (A WHISPER IN THE DARK) and Giovanna Gagliardo (STREET OF MIRRORS), starring actors that included Veronica Lario (TENEBRE), Saverio Vallone (ANTHROPOPHAGOUS) and Stefano Madia (THE DEVIL'S HONEY). But it was the mini-series' second episode that remains its most celebrated: The final work of legendary director Mario Bava – and the debut of his son Lamberto Bava as co-director – LA VENERE D'ILLE/THE VENUS OF ILLE stars Daria Nicolodi (DEEP RED) and Marc Porel (DON'T TORTURE A DUCKLING) in an elegantly chilling tale of supernatural love. Five episodes have been sourced from broadcast masters, with Bava's swan song restored from a 16mm print discovered in the RAI vault by film preservationists Simone Starace and the late Michele De Angelis.
----- November 14, 2022 -----
** Linnea Quigley's horror workout: Coming soon to Blu-ray from Terror Vision. After a nice shower, Linnea does some warm-up stretches and then goes for a run. She encounters some flabby zombies who follow her back to the house, where she leads them in some poolside aerobic routines. Later she unwinds by inviting some girlfriends over for a slumber party and some exercise. When something goes bump in the house, her friends begin experiencing an attrition problem.
** SANTA CLAWS: Coming soon to Blu-ray from Terror Vision. Raven Quinn is a scream queen with a couple of problems... her marriage is falling apart and her next door neighbor is not the nice guy he seems to be. You see, he is obsessed with Raven and wants to do anything to make her happy. This includes anyone he feels is exploiting her in even the slightest way. He gets nuttier and nuttier and eventually begins dressing up like Santa Claus and killing people with a claw.
** DARK PLACES: Coming to Blu-ray on 2/27/2023 from Nucleus Films.
** BLOOD ON MÉLIÈS' MOON: Coming soon to Blu-ray from Intervision Picture Corp.
----- November 10, 2022 -----
** HALLOWEEN ENDS 4K UHD: Here's the various 4K UHD editions coming out December 27th.
** CREEPSHOW Season 3: Coming soon to Blu-ray on December 6th.
** CHRISTMAS BLOODY CHRISTMAS: It's Christmas Eve and fiery record store owner Tori Tooms just wants to get drunk and party, until the robotic Santa Claus at a nearby toy store goes haywire and makes her night more than a little complicated. Santa Claus begins a rampant killing spree through the neon drenched snowscape against a backdrop of drugs, sex, metal and violence, ultimately forcing Tori into a blood splattered battle for survival against the ruthless heavy metal Saint Nick himself. Playing In Theaters, On Demand, and Digital December 9th, 2022.
** AT THE MOUNTAIN OF MADNESS: Every filmmaker has a dream project that seems to stall in development for years, decades, and sometimes forever. For Guillermo del Toro, that has been his long-gestating adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's famed 1936 novella AT THE MOUNTAIN OF MADNESS.
The story follows explorers in Antarctica who uncover the remains of highly evolved creatures, neither plant nor animal. Investigating a gigantic mountain range, they come upon an abandoned ancient city. Their explorations underground cause something to stir from its slumber.
The Oscar-winning filmmaker spent many years struggling to get the project going, at one point coming incredibly close with Tom Cruise to star and James Cameron to produce back in the mid-2000s. However, a $150 million budget and an R-rating were too much of a risk at the time for Universal Pictures, who balked and scrapped it. Del Toro, however, remains committed to making the movie whenever he gets the chance.
Today, del Toro has released a never-before-seen CGI test that ILM did while they were prepping the movie all those years ago. The 25-second clip is an entirely 3D animated sequence made as a test to show what ILM could do with the VFX on the creatures. del Toro indicated last year he wants to rewrite his original script to be doable as a cheaper and weirder work that a streamer might warm to. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
----- November 9, 2022 -----
** DON'T BREATHE 3: Coming to the attention of many with his villain role in the AVATAR movies, Stephen Lang has since gone on to various projects, including the 2016's acclaimed home invasion thriller DON'T BREATHE.
In the latter, three friends get trapped breaking into the house of a veteran of the Gulf War who was blinded by shrapnel. Lang was a pure villain in the first, but ended up being a little bit more heroic when he reprised the role for last year's far less well-reviewed follow-up. That film took in only one-third the box office of its predecessor but still made three times its budget. Recently speaking with the ComingSoon web site, he pondered on his role before teasing that there is more to come with the character:
"I find with the sequels you're talking about, DON'T BREATHE. It's not difficult for me to open the door into the Blind Man's brain, you know? It's not a place I want to spend a huge amount of time [laughs] unless that's what I'm doing, and when I'm doing it, when I'm in the Blind Man, it's a very interesting place to be. I've enjoyed if that's the right word, but I guess it is, I enjoyed filming DON'T BREATHE and DON'T BREATHE 2 very, very much. Just as I plan to enjoy filming DON'T BREATHE 3."
No official third film has been announced as of yet. The second ended with a post-credits scene in which his character appears to be alive after the rather brutal events play out. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** BLOOD FLOWER (HARUM MALAM): Shudder, AMC Network's premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, has acquired rights to the Malaysian horror BLOOD FLOWER (HARUM MALAM) from director Dain Said. The film, an official selection of Fantastic Fest and the Sitges Film Festival, will be available exclusively on Shudder in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand in 2023.
"One of next year's most frightening films, BLOOD FLOWER (HARUM MALAM) is a special kind of haunter. We're thrilled to bring the bold voice of director Dain Said to the service, and to make BLOOD FLOWER (HARUM MALAM) our first Shudder Original from Malaysia."
BLOOD FLOWER (HARUM MALAM) tells the story of Iqbal, a 16-year-old apprentice faith healer and exorcist, tormented by visions of the dead and spirits from other dimensions. When a malicious spirit begins to wreak havoc around him, Iqbal is forced to harness his supernatural gifts to save his family and friends.
** THE MUMMY remake: Filmmaker Luca Guadagnino is on a bit of a horror bend following his SUSPIRIA remake and this year's cannibal romance thriller BONES AND ALL. Out promoting the latter film ahead of its November 23rd theatrical release, the Collider web site asked him if, having done SUSPIRIA, is there another horror classic he'd like to tackle as a remake.
The celebrated filmmaker reportedly got quite excited about the question and settled on Universal's original 1932 monster movie classic THE MUMMY. Why that property? Guadagnino explains:
"It's a rotten body in rotten bandages, so what's inside is [as] interesting as what's outside. It should be very scary and very, very terminal. It should be a little movie but with a lot of depth and very scary. There is a Joe Dante Mummy that never happened that I feel so bad about because Joe is such a master, and I am sure he would have made something incredible." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
----- November 7, 2022 -----
** FRIDAY THE 13th series: According to CRYSTAL LAKE's showrunner Bryan Fuller on a recent episode of The Kingcast podcast, despite what fans may have initially thought, the team behind the upcoming prequel series can use whatever they want for the show.
"Everything. We can use everything. We can go to Hell, we can go to space. That's not to say that we will do those things … although if we do go 10 seasons, I will be lobbying hard to go to space," Fuller joked. "A24 and Marc Toberoff, who is Victor Miller's lawyer, have beautifully and excruciatingly assembled all of the FRIDAY THE 13th rights. As a streaming series, we have the rights to do everything underneath the Friday the 13th umbrella. The movie rights are a completely different thing. They are tied up at New Line and are super, super messy and probably won't be untangled anytime soon, but as far as us chickens in the television industry, uh, roost, we have access to anything and everything that FRIDAY THE 13th has done up until this point."
Fuller also gave fans a small hint on what to expect from the series, saying it was less of a prequel series and more of "a pre-remake-uel series," whatever that might end up meaning. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** THE LAST OF US: Here's the poster for the upcoming series.
** SALEM'S LOT remake: Warner Bros. Pictures still hasn't committed to a fixed release date yet for its upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King's iconic novel SALEM'S LOT.
Gary Dauberman helms the new take on the famed vampire tale, which has seen two previous adaptations in 1979 and 2004, both of which came in the form of mini-series and neither of which was that well received. The new take is a single stand-alone film, and one of the film's stars Lewis Pullman recently told Comicbook.com that the project aims to be true to the original book as much as possible:**
"For the most part, [Dauberman's] really true to the book and [is] keeping a lot of the original dialogue in there. He's a Stephen King hound dog, so he doesn't wanna do Stephen dirty. The previous adaptation was a two-parter because it's such a hefty book, and there are so many different moving parts and so many characters. So there are some parts where Gary had to press and find what was really at the heart of the movie to keep in."
Pullman stars as author Ben Mears, a man who returns to his hometown of Jerusalem's Lot only to find it is slowly being taken over by vampires. Alfre Woodard, Bill Camp, William Sadler, Makenzie Leigh, John Benjamin Hickey, Pilou Asbæk, Jordan Preston Carter, and Spencer Treat Clark also star. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** SCREAM 6: The film was moved to a March 10th, 2022 release. The sixth SCREAM directly picks up with the survivors of the fifth film, which debuted earlier this year. The four survivors (Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding and Jenna Ortega) leave Woodsboro behind to start a fresh chapter. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
----- November 3rd, 2022 -----
** 28 MONTHS LATER: To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the original 28 DAYS LATER, the film's director Danny Boyle and breakout star Cillian Murphy spoke with the NME about the famed zombie horror film and what's next for it.
The original was released in 2002 and was then followed up by the still solid if less well regarded 28 WEEKS LATER in 2007. Murphy says of the franchise that he "loves the idea, and it's very appealing" and adds that another entry is always on his mind. Boyle meanwhile revealed that the original's screenplay writer and filmmaker in his own right, Alex Garland, has already written the script for a third entry titled 28 MONTHS LATER. Boyle says the project has a 'lovely idea' at its core, and adds:
"I'd be very tempted [to direct it]. It feels like a very good time actually. It's funny, I hadn't thought about it until you just said it and I remembered Bang, this script! which is again set in England, very much about England.
One of the things that's happening in the business at the moment is it has to be a big reason for you to go to the cinema. It's hard for companies distributing films and for cinema chains to show films, they're struggling to get people into the cinema unless it's something like TOP GUN MAVERICK or a Marvel. But a third part would get people in, if it was half-decent."
That would suggest if another one's coming, a theatrical release would be mandated by those involved. Actress Imogen Poots, who appeared in the second film, has also expressed interest in returning in the past. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** DUST BUNNY: Mads Mikkelsen will reunite with his HANNIBAL series creator Bryan Fuller for the newly announced film DUST BUNNY at Entertainment One and Thunder Road. The project will tell the story of an eight-year-old girl who enlists the help of her intriguing neighbor to kill the monster under her bed that she believes ate her family.
The project is said to be a "throwback to the family horror films of the 1980s". Fuller will write, direct and produce alongside Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee and filming is set to begin in January. The project will mark Fuller's directorial debut. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** THE ASPHYX: Coming January 31st from Kino Lorber Studio Classics.
----- November 2nd, 2022 -----
** EVIL DEAD RISE: The first official photo has been released from EVIL DEAD RISE, the upcoming new entry in the fame horror franchise. The shot sees a female Deadite smiling through an apartment door peephole. Franchise star and producer Bruce Campbell, who won't appear on screen in the new entry, posted the photo.
The story follows two estranged sisters after they have an overdue reunion. They stumble upon the dreaded Necronomicon and have to survive through a "twisted version of motherhood". The story mostly unfolds in a Los Angeles apartment highrise where the elder sister lives. Lilly Sullivan, Alyssa Sutherland, Gabrielle Echols, Morgan Davies, Nell Fisher, and Mia Challis star. EVIL DEAD RISE will hit cinemas on April 21st next year. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** A QUIET PLACE DAY ONE: BLACK PANTHER star and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o is in final negotiations to play the lead role in A QUIET PLACE DAY ONE at Paramount Pictures. A spinoff of 2018's A QUIET PLACE, the project is based on an original idea from that film's star director John Krasinski. Plot specifics are under wraps.
Michael Sarnoski (PIG) will direct the film which is due for release March 8th 2024. Krasinski, Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller will produce. The two previous films in the franchise have earned $638.6 million to date. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD in 2023 from Dark Sky Films.
** WINNIE THE POOH BLOOD AND HONEY: The slasher horror film based on the iconic character, will be getting a theatrical release before its online premiere early next year. Fathom Events announced on Tuesday that it would be releasing the film for a special one-day event across hundreds of U.S. theaters on February 15, 2023. The film will also be going international, as Altitude announced that it has acquired the rights to the film in the United Kingdom, while Mexican and Canadian chain distributors Cinemex and Cineplex are also planning to show the film off in their respective countries, according to The Hollywood Reporter. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
----- November 1st, 2022 -----
** FRIDAY THE 13th prequel series CRYSTAL LAKE: Peacock has announced that the streaming platform is developing CRYSTAL LAKE, a prequel show to the FRIDAY THE 13th series of slasher films.
The prequel series is set to be helmed by Bryan Fuller, who's best known for developing and writing HANNIBAL. It will be produced by A24, which has also produced a wide variety of horror films, including the recent hits X and PEARL.
"I discovered FRIDAY THE 13th in the pages of Famous Monsters magazine when I was 10 years old, and I have been thinking about this story ever since," Fuller stated following the announcement. "When it comes to horror, A24 raises the bar and pushes the envelope, and I'm thrilled to be exploring the campgrounds of Crystal Lake under their banner. And [NBCUniversal's] Susan Rovner is simply the best at what she does. It's a pleasure and an honor to be working with her again." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** CLOWN IN A CORNFIELD: The producers of Paramount's hit horror film SMILE are lining up the next project in the genre with the rather self-descriptive title CLOWN IN A CORNFIELD.
Temple Hill Entertainment (THE MAZE RUNNER) is backing the project, which centers on a fading midwestern town, in which Frendo the clown – a symbol of bygone success – re-emerges as a terrifying scourge. TUCKER & DALE VS EVIL director Eli Craig will helm the project whilst Carter Blanchard is adapting Adam Cesare's novel of the same name. Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey will produce. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** THE WITCHES MOUNTAIN: Coming from Mondo Macabro is the 1973 Spanish horror oddity THE WITCH'S MOUNTAIN! Region free and a new HD transfer from the best available film elements.
** Mondo Macabro: Coming soon from Mondo Macabro is a six discs set of Bollywood horror. The seven Ramsay brothers – sons of the radio manufacturer Fatehchand U. Ramsay – were India's biggest producers of horror movies. They were active between 1972 and 1994 and produced 25 films, the vast majority of them in the horror genre, although they also worked on thrillers and even a children's film – which also included a monster of sorts in a huge friendly Yeti…
This box set is the first collection of their films to be released on Blu-ray and is packed with extra features and interviews with cast and crew along with an 80 page full color book written by Indian film expert Tim Paxton. The films are; AATMA (2006), PURANA MANDIR (1984), PURANI HAVELI (1989), TAHKHANA (1986), VEERANA (1988) and BANDH DARWAZA (1990).