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

----- 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

** 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

----- 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

** 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

** 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

----- 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

----- 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

** 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

----- 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

----- 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

** 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

** 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

** 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

----- 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

** 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

----- 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

** 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 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

** 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

----- 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

** 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

** 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

** 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

** 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

----- 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

** 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

** 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).

----- October 31, 2022 -----

** HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD in January from 88 Films.

** HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD in January from 88 Films.

** Horror at the box office: PREY FOR THE DEVIL opened in third place with a so-so $7 million, fighting off still in the market rival horror fare like SMILE in fourth place with a further $5.1 million, and HALLOWEEN ENDS with another $3.8 million. SMILE has been a smash globally – taking in $186 million worldwide off a $17 million budget. (thanks to

** CLOVERFIELD sequel: THE LAZARUS PROJECT writer Joe Barton found his name attached to several high-profile projects in recent years. One is the upcoming J.J. Abrams-produced fourth CLOVERFIELD feature which he wrote. Another was the now-retooled Gotham City Police Department series for HBO Max, the latter now reconceived as an Arkham Asylum series.

Speaking with Variety recently, he offered an update on how the new "Cloverfield" is going: "I'm writing it on my own, JJ is a producer on it. So I go away and do my drafts, and then he gives notes and the Bad Robot execs give notes, and then he'll jump in occasionally and look at drafts and stuff.

I imagine probably the next one, because Babak Anvari just came on to direct, so we're getting closer to production. I'm doing some revisions at the moment and the hope would be that this would be the last sort of big script push, and then we get on to actually making it.

I feel very positive about the creative [on the CLOVERFIELD sequel], I think what we're gonna do with it is going to be really good. If I didn't think we had a good idea, I didn't actually think it was gonna be good, then I'd be worried. But I am really excited about the potential for what we're doing… and particularly the story that we came up with." (thanks to

** TERRIFIER 2 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 12/27.

----- October 28, 2022 -----

** DAWN OF THE DEAD 4K UHD: The Zack Snyder remake is coming to 4K UHD in January.

** FREAKY 4K UHD: Coming soon to 4K UHD from Scream Factory.

** OUIJA 4K UHD: Coming soon to 4K UHD from Scream Factory.

** THE DUNWICH HORROR: Coming to Blu-ray in January from Arrow Video.

----- October 27, 2022 -----

** NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD reboot remake: George A. Romero's iconic 1968 feature NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is being resurrected with plans for a future franchise. Village Roadshow Pictures is teaming with Chris Romero, the late George A. Romero's Sanibel Films, Origin Story, Vertigo and Westbrook Studios for the project which will be pitched at the American Film Market.

Nikyatu Jusu, who won this year's Sundance Grand Jury Prize for NANNY, has been set to direct while LaToya Morgan (THE WALKING DEAD) will pen the project with details under wraps. However from the quotes in the press release, it doesn't appear to be just another sequel but rather a film that will expand on the premise of the original and revisit the world Romero created. (thanks to

** CLOVERFIELD 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD Steelbook on 1/18/2023 from Paramount Home Entertainment FR.

** AMERICAN GUINEA PIG THE SONG OF SOLOMON 4K UHD: Now available to pre-order from Colours of Entertainment.

----- October 25, 2022 -----

** SAW X: First reported by One Take News and subsequently confirmed by the trades, actor Tobin Bell is set to return as Jigsaw killer John Kramer in the tenth SAW film at Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures.

Kevin Greutert is directing the latest entry which is scheduled for release October 27th 2023. Production is gearing up to start shortly on the feature. Producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules say in a statement: "What a thrill to be reuniting with Tobin. His performance as John Kramer is part of the magic that made this franchise a phenomenon and his character is an active part of this film." (thanks to

** THE CONJURING 4: New Line has hired David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (ORPHAN) to pen the fourth main instalment in THE CONJURING franchise. Johnson-McGoldrick penned both the second and third entries and last year's THE CONJURING THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT, which opened at the top of the box-office and pushed the franchise's revenue past $2 billion.

The main entries put the focus on a famous case of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. What the case will be for the new instalment is being secret. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga have not signed a deal to return as yet, but it's expected both will reprise their roles which they played in the three prior films and the spin-off ANNABELLE COMES HOME. James Wan and Peter Safran will produce as per usual. Filming is currently underway in France on the spin-off film THE NUN 2. (thanks to

** SMILE: The film stayed smiling in third place for a fourth weekend at the box office with $8.4 million for a domestic total of $84.3 million and a global total of $166.2 million. (thanks to

** HALLOWEEN ENDS: The film plunged 80% in its second weekend at the box office to $8 million for a domestic total of $54.7 million and $82.1 million globally. It is considered one of the worst week-to-week drops ever recorded for a film that was #1 the prior weekend. (thanks to

----- October 22, 2022 -----


After orchestrating a brilliant escape from an Estonian psychiatric facility, Esther travels to America by impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy family.

A totally unnecessary prequel that becomes interesting once the twist happens.

Paramount Pictures have released the film in a Blu-ray + Digital code edition. The physical disc offers a beautiful 1080p transfer at a bitrate of 26.57 Mbps. It is presented in its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio with rich color saturation and no artifacts. The English DTS-HD audio track is loud and clear. English and Spanish subtitles are available.

Surprisingly, there are absolutely no extras, not even the trailer. And finally, it comes with a slipcover.

Our copy was provided by Paramount Pictures.

Review by Kim Dubuisson. All Right Reserved. ©

----- October 21, 2022 -----

** CHILDREN SHOULDN'T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS 4K UHD: The upcoming VCI 4K UHD/Blu-ray has been delayed until 11/22 due to supply chain issues.

** RETURN TO SILENT HILL: Join film director and producer Christophe Gans, and producer Victor Hadida to learn more about RETURN TO SILENT HILL - a new movie adaptation of the popular psychological horror game, SILENT HILL 2. The film tells the story of a young man who is returning to Silent Hill to search for his wife, Mary. Here's a detailed look at how it's being adapted into a film, from redesigning its creepy monsters to capturing the original game's overall tone.

** THE FRIENDSHIP GAME: A group of teenagers in a small town discover a strange object that tests the strength of their friendship.

** BLOOD RELATIVES: Francis, a 115-year-old Yiddish vampire, still looks 35. He's been roaming American backroads in his beat-up muscle car for decades, keeping to himself, and liking it that way. One day, Jane, a teenager, shows up. She says she's his daughter, and she's got the fangs to prove it. They go on the road, deciding whether to sink their teeth into family life. Premieres November 22 only on Shudder.

** MANDRAKE: The film follows probation officer Cathy Madden, who is given the task of rehabilitating notorious killer 'Bloody' Mary Laidlaw back into society after twenty years of jail. Cathy has always believed that every client deserves a shot at redemption, but her beliefs are firmly tested when two children disappear near Mary's farm. Premieres November 10 on Shudder.

----- October 20, 2022 -----

** RETURN TO SILENT HILL: Konami has held its SILENT HILL livestream presentation and revealed details on the new film based on the franchise. The film is set to be titled RETURN TO SILENT HILL and sees a man returning to the eponymous town to find his lost love.

The film's director Christophe Gans says that whilst its a return to the same town as his 2006 film, it will be more psychological horror than the first and be updated for more modern audiences. It also takes its cues from both the SILENT HILL 2 game and the Orpheus myth, with the filmmakers stressing it will acknowledge the passing of time and will contain new surprises.

The plan is for a film of around 90-100 minutes of length. Gans also says the film will re-design some of the original creature effects – but does confirm that Pyramid Head will be back with storyboards shown off indicating his design won't change much. No dates were mentioned in terms of production or release dates. (thanks to

** ON THE EDGE: Twin horror directors Jen and Sylvia Soska (AMERICAN MARY), known as the Soska Sisters, have unleashed the poster for ON THE EDGE, their sixth film, third original production, and their first psychological erotic thriller.

Family man Peter (Aramis Sartorio) gets more than he paid for when he books a 36-hour session with the sadistic Mistress Satana (Jen Soska) who seems more intent on making him suffer for his sins. Is it blackmail? Is it torture? Or is it the Devil come for his soul? Will Peter's faith save him from his own personal Hell or is he already damned? A brilliant depiction of how Kink Culture can heal past trauma and be a source for shocking redemption.

** TWISTED NERVE: Coming to Blu-ray in January from Umbrella Entertainment.

** THE BASTARD SON & THE DEVIL HIMSELF: Sixteen-year-old Nathan (Jay Lycurgo) is the illegitimate son of the world's most dangerous witch. Fearing he will follow in his father's footsteps, Nathan is closely monitored throughout his childhood. As the boundaries between 'good' and 'bad' fray, Nathan - along with mischievous Annalise and charismatic Gabriel - will soon discover who he truly is.

----- October 19, 2022 -----

** THE EXORCIST 4K UHD: Coming in 2023 to 4K UHD/4K UHD Steelbook from Warner Bros. Entertainment and Cine-Museum.

** CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD from Cauldron Films and is currently in production. Dolby Vision/HDR 10, new and archival extras, and many more details to follow... A special price early bird pre-order will go up in the coming weeks.

** SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT collection: Killer Santa Claus comes to town for the first time on Blu-ray as the SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT collection arrives December 13 on Blu-ray + Digital from Lionsgate. Featuring all-new special features and starring Academy Award nominee Mickey Rooney, the SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT collection will be available on Blu-ray + Digital for the suggested retail price of $22.99.

Prepare for a trilogy of pure terror with this collection of films from the SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT series. In SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT 3 BETTER WATCH OUT!, it's a very bloody Christmas after Ricky Caldwell, the notorious "Killer Santa Claus," awakens from a six-year coma with one thing on his mind: murder. In SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT 4 INITIATION, a reporter's investigation into a mysterious death leads her into the clutches of a cult that's chosen her as its new queen, and SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT 5 THE TOY MAKER stars entertainment legend Mickey Rooney as a toy maker whose creations display some very human – and deadly – tendencies.

** SAND AND STONE: Nicolas Cage is set to star in SAND AND STONE which will begin production next month in Dublin.

The story unfolds in a sparsely populated future where normal life has been decimated. Paul (Cage) and his twin teenage sons, Thomas and Joseph, have managed to survive in their remote farmhouse, yet they live in constant fear. When the sun sets, ferocious creatures of the night awaken to hunt and consume all living souls in their path. And when Thomas makes one small mistake, the nocturnal creatures gain the upper hand and come for them. In a race against time, Paul, Thomas and Joseph must execute a desperate plan for survival. Ben Brewer (THE TRUST) directs from a script written by Michael Nilon (BRAVEN). (thanks to

----- October 18, 2022 -----

** TERROR TRAIN remake: Tubi has collaborated with Incendo on the remake of the 1980 cult classic horror film TERROR TRAIN, which starred Jamie Lee Curtis. In this contemporary reimagining, eerie excitement is in the air as Alana (Robyn Alomar) and a group of college seniors boards a party train for a Halloween-themed bash but their fun spirals into fear as attendees are killed off one by one by an unknown killer. Concealed by costumes and plagued with chaos, everyone is a suspect. As the party train continues full steam ahead, Alana must race against the rails to find the killer before she becomes the next victim.

** THE STRANGERS remake: Ema Horvath will join Madelaine Petsch, Froy Gutierrez and Gabriel Basso in the remake of 2008 home invasion horror tale THE STRANGER at Lionsgate. Filming is currently underway in Slovakia. Renny Harlin is directing the remake which will follow a couple driving cross-country when their car breaks down in Oregon. They're forced to spend the night in a secluded Airbnb, where they are terrorized from dusk till dawn by three masked strangers. (thanks to

** TERRIFIER 2: Coming to Blu-ray in December in this Walmart exclusive steelbook Blu-ray.

** THE NUN 2: The next entry in THE CONJURING cinematic universe, the sequel to the spin-off THE NUN, has officially begun filming in France. Filmmaker James Wan, who is producing the new entry, confirmed the news on social media with Michael Chaves directing the project. The original made $365.6 million worldwide back in 2018.

Bonnie Aarons and Taissa Farmiga will reprise their roles while Storm Reid will also star in a leading role. Michael Chaves helms from a script by Akela Cooper, Goldberg and Richard Naing. THE NUN 2 will be released exclusively in theaters on September 8th 2023. (thanks to

** HALLOWEEN ENDS: Spoilers! David Gordon Green's HALLOWEEN ENDS has proven rather divisive amongst the fanbase, with a good chunk of the reason being the film's heavy focus on the new character of Corey Cunningham. Rohan Campbell plays the young man who serves as the main character of the film with Jamie Lee Curtis' Laurie Strode, and her final showdown with Michael Myers really only constituting the last half hour or so.

The rest of the film deals with the blossoming darkness within Corey following an accident in the opening that sends his life into a tailspin. David Gordon Green was asked about this unexpected approach by EW and explains why he chose to do it this way: "I wanted to get a new perspective of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode and the family, and I wanted to bring a new central character to be a pivotal exploration of those characters and the town. We'd seen the story of a stalker, and we'd seen a lot of the ways that trauma had affected Laurie Strode, but I really wanted to see how that affected the town."

The 2018 film focused on Laurie and her family, the second on the town of Haddonfield and mob justice, and the third on how the violence continues to impact the survivors long after what happened. Green elaborates on his approach: "Bringing in a new character of Corey Cunningham, and discovering first his own immediate trauma in our cold open, and then how that affects him, and then how an encounter with our already established evil could become kind of an infectious thing.

It's a study of the contagiousness of these negative entities that are in our lives. If they go unchecked, then they spread. If we can wrap our head around them, and be our own hero, then maybe we've got a fighting chance."

It's certainly more thematically deep stuff than just a final showdown between Laurie and Michael. The film does offer a pretty definitive end to Myers & Strode's saga, and is now out in cinemas and available on Peacock. (thanks to

----- October 17, 2022 -----

** PHENOMENA reboot sequel: Italy's famed Titanus studio is reviving its production side with a number of projects in development, one of which is a contemporary sequel to Dario Argento's acclaimed 1985 supernatural thriller PHENOMENA.

Titanus was responsible for many golden era Italian films and classics from Fellini and Visconti, culminating in the latter's 1963 lavish historical drama THE LEOPARD which went way over budget. The studio never quite recovered from that, slowing down considerably and mostly being responsible for TV efforts since the mid-1980s. Now though, former Disney Italy marketing chief and current Titanus GM Stefano Bethlen is ramping up production activity in both new originals and revamped legacy IPs.

The biggest of those legacy titles in development is PHENOMENA, which will be "loosely based" on the cult thriller from the famed horror auteur and produced in conjunction with Los Angeles-based company The Exchange.

The plan is for the project to be "an American film with a U.S. director and U.S. and international talents". More interesting is that it will NOT be a remake, rather it is being done as "a present-day sequel". Jennifer Connelly starred in Argento's original as the daughter of a movie star who arrives in a country called Swiss Transylvania to attend an exclusive girls school where pupils are being targeted by a vicious killer. (thanks to

** ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST and BURIAL GROUND 4K UHD: Coming soon from 88 films in 4K UHD are both ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST and BURIAL GROUND!

** THE EXORCIST reboot sequel: Filmmaker David Gordon Green recently wrapped up a trilogy in the horror genre with his reboot of the HALLOWEEN franchise. Next up for the director is THE EXORCIST, a film that Green didn't see himself doing until it was offered to him.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Green spoke about the upcoming film and said that he actually was considering doing a completely different project before Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions offered him the chance to direct a new Exorcist film.

"That's the truth," said Green. "It is. If anybody's followed my career, I'm always about left turns. Once I feel comfortable, I've got to get out of there and go do something that I don't know and that is dangerous and vulnerable. That's the stuff that really appeals to me. Fortunately, I've been able to exercise that through a lot of comedic work on television and some other things I've been able to do in between horror projects. But I really did have every intention of saying, "I'm going to push pause on horror," as much as I love the genre. It's been good to me from a creative and financial standpoint, for sure, but it was just time to move on until the perfect property and the perfect idea happened at the same time."

Green went on to speak about the upcoming film, saying that it's still in development and also "extraordinarily different" from the HALLOWEEN franchise.

"So, yeah, we're developing THE EXORCIST, and Ellen Burstyn, along with an amazing cast, is coming together for that, with a script I'm really excited about," Green stated. "Technically, it's an extraordinarily different film from HALLOWEEN. I guess it's in the subgenre of horror, but dramatically, I'm approaching it very academically. So we'll see. It's bringing a lot of the same team together in terms of our makeup and effects team and our cinematographer, but at the same time, we're bringing in a new group as well to complement and evolve in different ways and to make sure it doesn't feel redundant or repetitive." (thanks to

** HALLOWEEN ENDS: The divisive final film in the recent revival trilogy, came in under expectations in its opening weekend at the box-office. The film collected $41.25 million from 3,901 North American theaters in its opening weekend, down from projections of $50-55 million and the first film to open above $40 million since NOPE debuted to $44 million in July.

It's thought the film's day-and-date release on Peacock ate into its box-office returns. The film reportedy became Peacock's most-watched series or film of all time over a two-day period, but Universal didn't offer any more data. Internationally the film made a further $17.17 million – leading to a global debut of $58.42 million – pretty good for a film with a budget of $33 million. Not so good was the terrible 'C+' CinemaScore, the worst grade of the trilogy. (thanks to

** SMILE: The horror film continued a strong run at the box-office with $12.4 million (a 33% drop) in its third weekend of release. It has grossed $137 million worldwide to date – very good for a film with a $17 million budget. (thanks to

----- October 13, 2022 -----

** John Carpenter's DEAD SPACE: Filmmaker John Carpenter hasn't made a feature in years, but he's still out there doing stuff such as the score for this week's HALLOWEEN ENDS which hits cinemas on Friday. Promoting his work on the film recently in an interview with The AV Club, the 74-year-old Carpenter turned the discussion towards one of his passions in recent years – video games. Turns out he's a big FALLOUT fan and recently was taken with HORIZON FORBIDDEN WEST and the most recent RATCHET AND CLANK.

The interviewer asked him if he would ever consider writing a soundtrack for a game, to which he responded: "If somebody asked me, I sure would. But no one's asked!… I would love it. It would be fun, huh? Fun for me."

He was then asked if he had ever thought about adapting a game himself for the screen to which he responded: "The only one I can think of, and I've mentioned it before, is DEAD SPACE. That would make a real great movie. I could do that."

Asked if he had a favorite out of that series, he responded: "Well, any of them were really good. I even like the last one, the action one that nobody else liked." (thanks to

** THE WICKER MAN series: Urban Myth Films and Andy Serkis' The Imaginarium company are teaming to adapt Robin Hardy's iconic 1973 horror classic THE WICKER MAN into a TV series. BAFTA-winner Howard Overman has penned the script, and rights have been acquired from Studiocanal to adapt the property with early pitching currently happening to potential broadcasters.

Edward Woodward and Christopher Lee starred in the story of a devout Christian police officer investigating the disappearance of a young girl. he travels to a remote island where he finds the Islanders paying homage to the pagan Celtic gods of their ancestors.

The property was remade by Hollywood in 2006 with Nicolas Cage starring as the cop. Overman says the new adaptation will differ from the original but will "explore the same themes of sacrifice, superstition and ritual that were at its core." (thanks to

** M3GAN: Meet M3GAN. your new best friend.

** HEADLESS HORSEMAN: Coming October 14, 2022 from The Asylum.

----- October 12, 2022 -----

** THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD in early 2023 from Kino Lorber Studio Classics.

** SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT collection: Coming soon to Blu-ray from Vestron Video Collector's Series! This set will include; SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT 3 BETTER WATCH OUT, SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT 4 INITIATION and SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT 5 THE TOY MAKER.

** CREATURE HOUSE: Eli Roth and Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson are coming together for a three-picture deal with 3BlackDot, which includes the horror film CREATURE HOUSE. Penned by Dallas Jackson (THE SYSTEM) and Kevin Grevioux (UNDERWORLD) begins with the untimely death of a legendary make-up/VFX artist guru. A group of his friends and foes gather at his studio, only to find themselves trapped in the artist's horror movie museum as the exhibition creatures come to life. (thanks to

** DEAD BRIDE: After her father's death, Alyson, her partner Richard and their baby return to her childhood home. Following a few shocking supernatural events, Alyson discovers that she and her family have been living with a terrible curse, unleashed in the past by a bride killed by Alyson's grandfather. Soon after Alyson's child disappears and she has no choice but to embark on a frightening journey into the underworld, to free herself from the bride's curse and to look for her daughter.

----- October 11, 2022 -----

** SILENT HILL sequel: Filmmaker Christophe Gans, who directed the 2006 film adaptation of the SILENT HILL video game franchise, says that publisher Konami has "several" games based on the property in the works. Gans penned the script for a reboot of the film series, which is reportedly slated to begin filming next February. Talking about his aim with the new film, he says:

"In this second movie, I'll try to explain that Silent Hill is a place that owes as much to the creatures that live there as what we project on the town.

So I'll enter into something way more psychological and way more psychoanalytic in order to try to make people understand that Silent Hill isn't only this strange labyrinth that changes its form but also the projection of tortured and tormented souls and sometimes of extremely paradoxical feelings that can be between mad love and violence." (thanks to

** BARBARIAN: 20th Century Studios and New Regency present BARBARIAN, the scariest movie of the year. From writer/director Zach Cregger, and noted horror producer Roy Lee (THE RING) comes a film both critics and audiences are raving about. The film is Certified-Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and fans can enjoy exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus features when the film arrives on all major digital platforms October 25.

Arriving in Detroit for a job interview, a young woman books a rental home. But when she arrives late at night, she discovers that the house is double booked and a strange man is already staying there. Against her better judgement, she decides to spend the evening, but soon discovers that there's a lot more to fear than just an unexpected house guest. From 20th Century Studios and New Regency, BARBARIAN stars Georgina Campbell, Bill Skarsgård, and Justin Long. Written and directed by Zach Cregger.

** SMILE: Paramount's horror film SMILE just keeps smiling at the box-office. The creepy thriller not only retained the top spot in its second weekend, but it did so beating expectations with an impressive $17.6 million sophomore run.

That's a drop of just 22% from its debut, an incredibly small drop-off for a second weekend – doubly so for a horror film as works in the genre tend to burn out fast. So far, the film has grossed $49.8 million in North America and $40 million overseas and all on a cost-effective $17 million budget and with a thrifty marketing campaign. (thanks to

** V/H/S/99: V/H/S/99 marks the return of the acclaimed found footage anthology franchise and the sequel to Shudder's most-watched premiere of 2021. A thirsty teenager's home video leads to a series of horrifying revelations.

** POLTERGEIST 4K UHD: Coming soon from Cine-Museum.

----- October 10, 2022 -----

** EVIL DEAD RISE: Here's a cool behind-the-scenes photo of the upcoming film.

** THE LAIR: GAME OF THRONES director Neil Marshall returns to the out-and-out horror territory of his 2002 debut DOG SOLDIERS and his 2005 genre classic THE DESCENT with THE LAIR (out Oct. 28). Set in Afghanistan, 2017, the movie stars Charlotte Kirk as an RAF pilot whose troubles begin when she is shot down by insurgents.

"It's about a bunch of soldiers and a downed pilot in Afghanistan who stumble upon an old Russian black site and unleash some scientific experiment that's been lurking there for quite a while," says the British filmmaker. "And all hell breaks loose." (thanks to

** MAD HEIDI: Here's the poster for the upcoming film.

** THE MEAN ONE: XYZ Films has announced that they have picked up the 'Grinch as a slasher' parody THE MEAN ONE for a release this December 15th in the United States.

The story follows The Mean One (TERRIFIER 2's David Howard Thornton), a hairy, green-skinned grump in a Santa suit, living on a mountain high above the town of Newville, despising the holiday season. Young Cindy You-Know-Who (Krystle Martin), whose parents were butchered by The Mean One twenty Christmases earlier, is returning to town to seek closure… but is about to discover that this fiend with a heart two sizes to small is still quite eager to carve the roast beast.

Chase Mullins, John Bigham, Erik Baker, Flip Kobler, and Amy Schumacher co-star. Steven LaMorte directs from a script by Flip and Finn Kobler with the film to be available free everywhere on that date. (thanks to

** BONES AND ALL: You wanted more. Watch the extended theatrical trailer for BONES AND ALLl now – starring Taylor Russell, Timothée Chalamet, and Mark Rylance, from director Luca Guadagnino. Only in movie theaters this November.

----- October 8, 2022 -----


Two years after the first series of murders, as Sidney acclimates to college life, someone donning the Ghostface costume begins a new string of killings.

While it starts out with a surprisingly good prologue, the film quickly falls into all the clichés it makes fun of, proving that even they have to follow these "rules".

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Paramount Pictures have released Wes Craven's film on 4K UHD physical disc. It features a good 2.35:1 Dolby Vision and HDR10 transfer using a H.265 codec at about 59 Mbps. Its nothing exceptional as the film never looked great to start with anyway but this is the best version ever for home viewing. The main English audio track is a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit), which sounds good. Multiples other audio tracks in French, Spanish, German are available. There's also English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Korean, Norwegian and Swedish subtitles options.

This is a two discs edition that comes with a digital code. Both the 4K UHD and Blu-ray disc feature a commentary track with Director Wes Craven, Producer Marianne Maddalena and Editor Patrick Lussier. The Blu-ray disc features Deleted Scenes (with optional commentary by Director Wes Craven, Producer Marianne Maddalena and Editor Patrick Lussier), Outtakes, Featurette, two music videos, Theatrical trailer and TV spots. It comes in a beautiful steelbook case with a slipcover for the original pressing only that completes this must own edition for fans of the film.

Our copy was provided by Paramount Pictures.

Review by Kim Dubuisson. All Right Reserved. ©

----- October 7, 2022 -----

** FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S: Emma Tammi (WESTERN THE WIND) is set to direct the film adaptation of the horror thriller video game FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S at Blumhouse. Jim Henson's Creature Shop is already working alongside Blumhouse to bring the game's iconic killer animatronic characters to life.

Scott Cawthon created the game which follows a troubled security guard as he begins working at the family-friendly Freddy Fazbear's Pizza joint. While spending his first night on the job, he realizes the night shift at Freddy's won't be so easy to make it through as the giant animatronic creatures turn deadly and can move when not being looked at.

Cawthon, Tammi and Seth Cuddeback are penning the script and pre-production is underway for an early 2023 start of filming. Cawthon and Jason Blum will produce the film. (thanks to

** HALLOWEEN ENDS: David Gordon Green's recent HALLOWEEN trilogy comes to a close with HALLOWEEN ENDS opening in cinemas and arriving on Peacock next Friday. The film marks the third feature of the recent trilogy, the thirteenth overall HALLOWEEN film, and the seventh with Jamie Lee Curtis reprising her iconic role of Laurie Strode.

This is said to be Curtis' last outing in the role, and the last of the Blumhouse-produced HALLOWEEN films. However, neither Curtis or Green have entirely ruled out a return of the HALLOWEEN franchise.

Speaking with SFX recently (via Games Radar, Curtis is realistic about the future and remembers how it was her godson Jake Gyllenhaal who introduced her to Green which led to her returning to a franchise she'd previously sworn off:

"The last thing I thought five years ago that I would be doing would be a HALLOWEEN movie. And here I am, having now completed three of them with a fantastic creative group of people. That has not only been satisfying for me, but it's launched me creatively into a whole other world. I have a creative life now, because of the HALLOWEEN movie, and the success. I now have a partnership with Jason Blum at Blumhouse, I have a production company, I've written a horror film that I will direct, I am producing television series, I am buying books. All of that was the last thing I thought I would be doing five years ago. So to say never is stupid."

A similar response comes from Green who is well aware that the Shape will continue on after his exit:

"You can kill every character and still find a way to continue their stories. So as long as they're successful, as Carpenter often speaks to – because he's been the recipient of the successes and frustrations of those reinventions – stories will find ways to carry on, I'm certain."

HALLOWEEN ENDS is set to open in cinemas and on Peacock on October 14th. Currently the film is tipped for a domestic opening weekend in the $35-45 million range. (thanks to

** DAY OF THE DEAD: Coming to Blu-ray on 11/9 from Umbrella Entertainment.

** HELLRAISER: Coming to Blu-ray on 11/9 from Umbrella Entertainment.

** THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: Coming to Blu-ray on 11/9 from Umbrella Entertainment.

----- October 6, 2022 -----

** Synapse Films update: Synapse Films will release both THE KINDRED and SATAN'S LITTLE HELPER on Blu-ray on October 25th. In THE KINDRED, Dr. Amanda Hollins calls on her son John to eliminate all evidence of her genetic experiments, including a monster named "Anthony"! In SATAN'S LITTLE HELPER, Nine-year-old Douglas Whooly sees a serial killer in a devil mask creating a Halloween display with his victims and becomes "Satan's Little Helper"!

** THE NUN 2: Taissa Farmiga will return to THE CONJURING horror universe to star in THE NUN 2, a sequel to the 2018 global hit for New Line which surprisingly became the highest-grossing installment of any of THE CONJURING movies.

Farmiga will reprise her role as Sister Irene and joins actress Storm Reid in the production which will begin shooting before month's end. Michael Chaves (THE CONJURING THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT) will direct the follow-up to the prequel spinoff from THE CONJURING 2 which saw Bonnie Aarons return as a demonic nun.

The 1950s period setting will remain for the sequel, but further details are under wraps. James Wan and Peter Safran are producing. THE NUN 2 has already set a September 8th 2023 release. (thanks to

** THE CABINET OF DR.CALIGARI 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 12/5 from Eureka Entertainment.

** SPOONFUL OF SUGAR: Shudder, AMC Network's premium streaming service for horror, thriller, and the supernatural, has acquired psychological horror SPOONFUL OF SUGAR, ahead of its world premiere at Fantastic Fest later this week. The film will be available exclusively on Shudder in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand in 2023.

In SPOONFUL OF SUGAR, a disturbed babysitter experiences a sexual awakening while using LSD to alternatively treat a seemingly "sick" child from a family with dark secrets of their own.

** SATAN'S SLAVES COMMUNION: Shudder, AMC Network's premium streaming service for horror, thriller, and the supernatural has acquired the rights to SATAN'S SLAVES COMMUNION, the terrifying sequel to the Shudder Original SATAN'S SLAVES from acclaimed writer-director Joko Anwar (IMPETIGORE). SATAN'S SLAVES COMMUNION follows a family living in a rundown apartment after escaping terror from their mother who returned from the death not knowing that their new place is a bigger threat to their lives. The film which was the first Indonesian film shot with IMAX technology will be available exclusively on Shudder in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand on Friday, November 4.

----- October 5, 2022 -----

** BLACK CHRISTMAS 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 12/6 from Scream Factory.

** CARRIE 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 12/13 from Scream Factory.

** PEARL: Mia Goth reprises her iconic villain in PEARL, arriving on Blu-ray (+ DVD + Digital) and DVD November 15 from A24 and Lionsgate. Filmmaker Ti West returns with another chapter from the twisted world of X in this astonishing follow-up to the year's most acclaimed horror film. Trapped on her family's isolated farm, Pearl must tend to her ailing father under the bitter and overbearing watch of her devout mother. Lusting for a glamorous life like she's seen in the movies, Pearl's ambitions, temptations, and repressions all collide in the stunning, Technicolor-inspired origin story of X's iconic villain.

** BARBARIAN: A new listing on HBO has reportedly indicated that recent theatrical horror hit BARBARIAN has set its streaming launch date.

According to When to Stream web site, the premium cabler has set a Saturday October 29th premiere date for the linear transmission of the film on HBO. They suggest this would mean the film will arrive on HBO Max earlier in the week, more specifically Monday October 24th. The 24th would be exactly in line with the 45-day mark for most streaming releases, including 20th Century Studios titles such as BARBARIAN. The film is expected to hit Hulu at the same time according to The Wrap. (thanks to

** Hammer Horror Triple Shock Volume 1: Coming to Blu-ray on 12/7 from Umbrella Entertainment, which features THE EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN, PARANOIAC! and NIGHTMARE.

** THE MIDNIGHT CLUB: Here's the final trailer for the upcoming series, which premieres on Netflix is October 7, 2022

----- October 4, 2022 -----

** THE STORY OF RICKY 4K UHD: Coming soon to 4K UHD from Nameless Media.

** THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI 4K UHD: The classic is coming to the UK in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on 12/5/22 from Eureka Entertainment.

** Zack Snyder's DAWN OF THE DEAD 4K UHD: Coming soon to 4K UHD from Scream Factory. A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman and other survivors of a worldwide zombie plague take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.

** BONES AND ALL: You can't run from who you are. From acclaimed director Luca Guadagnino and starring Taylor Russell, Timothée Chalamet, and Mark Rylance. See the movie only in theaters this November.

** CABINET OF CURIOSITIES: Guillermo del Toro - the master of horror - presents a collection of unprecedented and genre-defining stories that will challenge our traditional notions of horror.

** SMILE 4K UHD: Coming soon to 4K UHD from Paramount Home Entertainment.

----- October 3rd, 2022 -----

** JU-ON THE GRUDGE 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD/Blu-ray on 12/19 from Arrow Video UK.

** NOSFERATU remake: Bill Skarsgard is attached to play the title character while Lily-Rose Depp is in talks to co-star in the remake of NOSFERATU at Focus Features. This is the long-gestating passion project of acclaimed THE WITCH director Robert Eggers who will pen and direct the project.

The gothic tale of obsession follows a haunted young woman (Depp) in 19th century Germany and the ancient Transylvanian vampire (Skarsgard) who stalks her, bringing untold horror with him. The film nearly came together in 2019 with Anya Taylor-Joy and Harry Styles starring, but ended up hitting logistical issues. (thanks to

** SMILE: Parker Finn's horror feature SMILE scared up a strong $8.2 million from on Friday (including $2 million in previews). That puts the interestingly viral marketed film on track for a projected $19 million opening – ahead of expectations and more than its $17 million production budget. The film is being helped by good reviews too. (thanks to

** THE BAT: Cinedigm announced that The Film Detective, the classic film restoration and streaming company, will release the late 1950s horror classic, THE BAT (1959), on special-edition Blu-ray and DVD, Oct. 25.

THE BAT is a highly anticipated release from The Film Detective label. Presented at 1.85:1, this pristine print is beautifully restored from original 35mm archival elements and includes the host of bonus features that label fans have come to expect. Notably, the release includes nine archival radio re-broadcasts featuring the iconic Price in everything from the popular radio drama Suspense to a comedic performance for CBS Radio Workshop in Speaking of Cinderella. Presented in partnership with Retro Entertainment.

** AZRAEL: According to the Deadline web site, READY OF NOT star Samara Weaving has found her next horror project in the form of the upcoming action horror movie titled AZRAEL. Weaving has signed on for the leading role in the film, which is currently slated to begin its production next month on October 10 in Estonia.

AZRAEL will be directed by Evan Katz from a screenplay written by Simon Barrett (YOU'RE NEXT). Further details about its plot and characters are still being kept under wraps. The project will be produced by Barrett and Dan Kagan, with Katz and Katrin Kissa serving as executive producers. Jason Cloth and Dave Caplan of C2 Motion Picture Group are financing and producing the film. (thanks to

** Vinegar Syndrome update: Here's a look at some of Vinegar Syndrome upcoming October releases.

----- September 30, 2022 -----

** MAGIC remake: Filmmaker Sam Raimi is reportedly going to direct a remake of Richard Attenborough's 1978 killer doll psychological horror film MAGIC.

A young Anthony Hopkins starred in the film as a ventriloquist with severe mental issues who is at the mercy of his vicious, foul-mouthed dummy (and the manifestation of his own id) while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart.

Speaking with filmmaker Mick Garris on the latest episode of Post Mortem, famed producer Roy Lee (IT) revealed he's producing a new take on MAGIC and Raimi will helm: "I've only worked with [Sam Raimi] as a producer on films… actually… the first time I'm gonna work with him as a director is on a remake of MAGIC. Which is something that we're working on now. The Anthony Hopkins movie. We're just actually hearing the final versions of the different takes from writers next week. [Sam] loved the original movie and the book written by William Goldman." (thanks to

** HALLOWEEN ENDS: Here's a new poster for the upcoming film.

** SLASH/BACK: Set in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, a sleepy hamlet nestled in the majestic mountains of Baffin Island in the Arctic Ocean, SLASH/BACK opens as the village wakes up to a typical summer day. No School, no cool boys (well... except one), and 24-hour sunlight. But for Maika and her ragtag friends, the usual summer is suddenly not in the cards when they discover an alien invasion threatening their hometown. These teenagers have been underestimated their whole lives but, using makeshift weapons and their horror movie knowledge, they show the aliens you don't f*** with the girls from Pang.

** CREEPSHOW Season 3: Coming to Blu-ray on 12/6 from RLJE Films.

** THE WALKING DEAD: 11 Seasons have all led to this. The last episodes of THE WALKING DEAD start October 2nd.

** CHILDREN SHOULDN'T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS: VCI Entertainment is set to release CHILDREN SHOULDN'T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS in a brand-new 4K UHD collector's edition set just in time for the film's 50th anniversary. This new release will include an all-new introduction and Q&A with Ormsby, the brand-new feature-length documentary Dreaming of Death: Bob Clark's Horror Films, and much, much more. VCI will also be releasing the film on standard Blu-ray and DVD. All three editions hit shelves in October, just in time for the Halloween season.

----- September 29, 2022 -----

** THE LAST OF US: Based on the critically acclaimed video game THE LAST OF US, developed by Naughty Dog for the PlayStation platforms, the story takes place twenty years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.

** SMILE: After witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter (Sosie Bacon) starts experiencing frightening occurrences that she can't explain. As an overwhelming terror begins taking over her life, Rose must confront her troubling past in order to survive and escape her horrifying new reality.

** Bram Stoker's DRACULA 4K UHD: Here's the poster for the upcoming theatrical 4K rerelease.

** HEARTLAND OF DARKNESS: Coming to Blu-ray on 11/8 from Visual Vengeance. In the small town of Copperton, Ohio, Paul Henson, a former big-city journalist, buys a small local newspaper. He quickly falls into a wide-reaching conspiracy of ritualistic murder and cult mind control when he discovers that the entire town may be under the spell of a Satanic reverend and his flock. As the clues and corpses pile up, Henson and his family are thrust into a life-or-death struggle to expose the truth and stop the demonic cabal's reign of evil.

Shot in 1989 by director Eric Swelstad on 16mm film and lost in obscurity and distribution false starts for over 30 years, HEARTLAND OF DARKNESS finally arrives on home video for the very first time and is packed with bonus features that spotlight the original creators and document the film's long history and final completion.

** PENNYWISE THE STORY OF IT: Coming to Blu-ray on 10/24 from Kaleidoscope in the UK.

** DUYSTER: Three students film a documentary about Johannes Duyster, Antwerp's 17th century executioner. This is their footage.

----- September 28, 2022 -----

** TRAIN TO BUSAN 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 11/29!

** HALLOWEEN ENDS: Here's the final trailer!

** THE NUN sequel: Storm Reid (THE INVISIBLE MAN) has scored a lead role in the sequel to 2018's THE NUN at New Line. The follow-up to the successful THE CONJURING prequel spin-off sees Michael Chaves directing following his work on 2021's THE CONJURING THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT.

The first THE NUN was set in a monastery in 1952 with the sequel still set to unfold in the 1950s with the demonic creature still not having been vanquished. Specifics of Reid's character are under wraps. Akela Cooper wrote the screenplay with current revisions by Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing. James Wan and Peter Safran are producing, with filming to begin in October. THE NUN 2 will release in cinemas on September 8th 2023. (thanks to

** SCREAM 2 4K UHD: Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the fan favorite SCREAM 2 arrives on 4K Ultra HD for the first time on October 4, 2022! Originally released on December 12, 1997 in the U.S., SCREAM 2 has been newly remastered in 4K and will be released both on Digital and in a 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray set that includes legacy bonus content, as well as access to a Digital copy of the film.

Away at college, Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) thought she'd finally put the shocking murders that shattered her life behind her… until a copycat killer begins acting out a real-life sequel. Now, as history eerily repeats itself, ambitious reporter Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox), Deputy Dewey (David Arquette) and other SCREAM survivors find themselves trapped in a terrifyingly clever plotline where no one is safe or beyond suspicion.

** PARANORMAL ACTIVITY The Ultimate Chills Collection: For the first time in one complete set, all seven terrifying PARANORMAL ACTIVITY movies come together in PARANORMAL ACTIVITY The Ultimate Chills Collection on Blu-ray October 11, 2022. This limited-edition, collector's set includes the latest chapter on Blu-ray for the first time: PARANORMAL ACTIVITY NEXT OF KIN, which debuted exclusively on Paramount+.

Packed with chills and horrifying surprises, this must-own collection also features the 90+ minute documentary UNKNOWN DIMENSION THE STORY OF PARANORMAL ACTIVITY. This definitive documentary chronicles the complete story of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY from indie sensation to blockbuster franchise. Featuring interviews with cast and crew, newly revealed footage from the terrifying films, and insight from fans, it's a must-see exploration of the movies that reimagined the "found footage" genre for a whole new generation of viewers.

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY The Ultimate Chills Collection includes 9 Blu-ray discs, including the out-of-print 3D Blu-ray of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY THE GHOST DIMENSION, digital codes for each film, and an exclusive "home security sticker"—all housed in deluxe packaging containing reversible artwork for each title.

** TERRIFIER: Coming to Blu-ray on 10/24 from Signature Entertainment in the UK.

----- September 27, 2022 -----

** NIX: Anthony C. Ferrante's psychological horror film NIX arrives September 27th. A psychological horror film inspired by Germanic folklore, the story of NIX follows a tragedy at a mysterious lake and its frightening consequences as a shattered family unravels the truth.

** PREY FOR THE DEVIL: In Theaters October 28th. Jacqueline Byers, Colin Salmon, Christian Navarro, Nicholas Ralph, Ben Cross, Academy Award Nominee Virginia Madsen stars in this upcoming horror film.

** AMONG THE LIVING: Stranded in the countryside in the aftermath of a deadly outbreak, older brother Harry fights to protect his younger sister, Lily, while he desperately searches to find refuge with their father. Harry and Lily are determined to survive their journey as they strive to avoid an infected population with a thirst for blood as well as the greater threat of other survivors.

** CONJURING THE BEYOND: Breaking Glass Pictures is proud to announce the release of the supernatural sleep paralysis horror feature CONJURING THE BEYOND from director Calvin More McCarthy.

Recently divorced and feeling lost, Wanda signs up for an alternative sleep study in a desperate attempt to alleviate her worsening mental health. Lead researcher, Dr. Richard Pretorious, is certain he can use hypnosis to combat the frightening condition of sleep paralysis. However, when the other participants start to go missing, and Pretorious becomes increasingly and dangerously obsessed with the "demons" of the human mind, Wanda must unravel the mystery of her condition before it's too late.

----- September 26, 2022 -----

** CLOVERFIELD sequel: Paramount Pictures has a new CLOVERFIELD movie in active development, with Babak Anvari attached to direct the next installment of the popular franchise. Joe Barton was earlier brought on board by J.J. Abrams and Paramount Pictures to pen the screenplay for the sequel. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions banner is producing the franchise sequel along with Hannah Minghella and Jon Cohen.

The original CLOVERFIELD movie, made for $25 million, earned an opening weekend of $40 million and went on to gross $172 million worldwide. The CLOVERFIELD franchise spawned the 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE and THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX pics, released in 2016 and 2018, respectively. (thanks to

** FINAL DESTINATION 6: FREAKS directors Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein have been set to direct a sixth film in the FINAL DESTINATION franchise at New Line Cinema.

Original franchise producer Craig Perry returns to produce alongside Sheila Hanahan Taylor, SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING director Jon Watts and producer Dianne McGunigle. Watts penned the treatment for what is being dubbed a relaunch of the franchise, with writers Guy Busick and Lori Evans Taylor (READY OR NOT) penning the script.

Whilst the story is under wraps, the core concept remains as a character has a premonition of a horrific event, cheats their death and saves several other lives in the process – only for death to come for the survivors one by one.

The directors beat out as many as two hundred candidates for the gig with a search for helmers taking about a year. The original five films were released from 2000-2011 and earned $700 million globally. (thanks to

** 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. Playing In Theaters, On Demand, and Digital early 2023.

** NIGHTMARE MAN: Coming to Blu-ray on 10/18 from Ronin Flix.

** THE MIDNIGHT CLUB: At a hospice with a mysterious history, the eight members of the Midnight Club meet each night at midnight to tell sinister stories – and to look for signs of the supernatural from the beyond. THE MIDNIGHT CLUB arrives on Netflix on October 7, 2022.

----- September 24, 2022 -----


Bruce Cogburn, a reclusive and controversial author of the famed book "The Infernal Machine," is drawn out of hiding when he begins to receive endless letters from an obsessive fan.

Guy Pearce stars in this thriller in which the first hour or so was extremely well put together but sadly falls apart with a disappointing conclusion that fails to elevates it to what the original premise led me to believe.

Director: Andrew Hunt
Running time: 107 minutes
Released: 2022

----- September 23, 2022 -----

** INFINITY POOL: POSSESSOR director Brandon Cronenberg's new film INFINITY POOL has reportedly received an NC-17 rating this week for "some graphic violence and sexual content". The film's distributor intends to appeal the rating.

Mia Goth, Alexander Skarsgard and Thomas Kretschmann star in the film in which a young rich couple is on vacation at an all-inclusive tropical resort. Outside of the hotel gates though waits something much more dangerous and seductive beyond the edge of paradise. (thanks to

** ALL JACKED UP AND FULL OF WORMS: Roscoe, a janitor for a scuzzy love motel, drifts through life until he discovers a hidden stash of powerful hallucinogenic worms. Guided by visions of a giant floating Worm, he encounters Benny, a disturbed recluse obsessed with finding love. The two get hooked on worms and slither into the primordial ooze.

** 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.

** KRATT: Children are left at grandma's house without their smartphones. Real life seems boring until they find instructions for kratt - a magical creature who will do whatever its master says. All they need now is to buy a soul from the devil. Previous selection of Fantasia. Available on VOD across North America on Oct. 11th, 2022.

** Bram Stoker's DRACULA 4K UHD: Francis Ford Coppola's lavish 1992 film adaptation Bram Stoker's DRACULA is set to get a 30th-anniversary theatrical re-release in the UK timed with a 4K UHD disc release in the U.S. next month.

Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves, Richard E. Grant, Cary Elwes, Billy Campbell, Sadie Frost and Tom Waits co-starred in the $40 million budget film that became an international success with a $215 million worldwide gross and won three Oscars for its costumes, make-up and sound editing.

The film will score a 4K UHD SteelBook release on October 4th in the U.S. and then, just a few days later on October 7th, Park Circus has announced that it will be screening a 4K restoration of the film in over 150 UK cinemas including Vue, Odeon and Cineworld. (thanks to

** ORPHAN FIRST KILL 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 11/14 in the UK from Signature Entertainment.

----- September 22, 2022 -----

** HELLRAISER remake: Here's the poster for the upcoming film.

** THE EVIL DEAD & EVIL DEAD 2 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 11/1 from Lionsgate.

** TWO WITCHES: Here's the trailer for the upcoming film.

** TAKE BACK THE NIGHT: Finding herself the victim of a violent monster attack, Jane launches a vigilante campaign to hunt the beast that tried to kill her. But her troubling history of drug use and mental illness bubbles to the surface, causing her family, community and the authorities to question her account. Alone in her fight, Jane starts to doubt her own memory of the attack… and to wonder if the monster exists at all.

** NFT: Writer/director Jonas Odenheimer (CLASSROOM 6) has unveiled the first teaser for his crypto chiller NFT, starring Najarra Townsend (THE STYLIST). The film follows a group of crypto savvy millennials trying to escape their 9-5s by flipping NFTs as a side hustle. After buying into a supposedly cursed NFT collection called CryptoHorrors, they begin experiencing mysterious occurrences and will now have to fight for their lives.

----- September 21, 2022 -----

** HELLRAISER remake: A young woman struggling with addiction comes into possession of an ancient puzzle box, unaware that its purpose is to summon the Cenobites, a group of sadistic supernatural beings from another dimension.

** THE HITCHER 4K UHD: From Second Sight Films; "Very excited to have our initial grading session with director Robert Harmon next week. We will spend several months on the 4K restoration which is scheduled for completion by end of February. A big thanks to Robert for all the support he's giving us with the release!"

** LA EXORCISTA: A young nun arrives at the village of San Ramón and forced to perform an exorcism on a young pregnant woman after the local priest is defeated by the demon. Just when it looks like the possession is over, Ophelia finds out that the evil entity hasn't left town and that it will attempt to return to its intended victim's body in the next forty eight hours.

** FEED ME: Following the death of his wife, a broken man spirals into an abyss of night tremors and depression and finds himself in the home of a deranged cannibal who convinces him to take his own life in the most horrific way imaginable.

** INSTINCT: A24 has scored the rights to the psychological thriller INSTINCT which hails from BODIES BODIES BODIES director Halina Reijn. The film, which first played at festivals in 2019, will get a one-night-only event at the company's screening room on Thursday, September 22nd.

Carice Van Houten plays a criminal psychologist who begins work at a prison where one of her new cases, Idris (Marwan Kenzari) is preparing for release after five years of confinement. Despite her professional misgivings, Nicoline becomes infatuated with her charismatic, manipulative patient. (thanks to

** HALLOWEEN ENDS: This is Laurie Strode's last stand. After 45 years, the most acclaimed, revered horror franchise in film history reaches its epic, terrifying conclusion as Laurie Strode faces off for the last time against the embodiment of evil, Michael Myers, in a final confrontation unlike any captured on-screen before. Only one of them will survive.

----- September 20, 2022 -----

** DAHMER: Netflix's DAHMER series will be available Wednesday September 21st!

** LET THE RIGHT ONE IN series: Mark and his daughter Eleanor's lives changed 10 years ago when she was turned into a vampire. Eleanor leads a secluded life, able to go out only at night, while her father does his best to feed her the human blood she needs to survive. Starring Demián Bichir, Madison Taylor Baez and Anika Noni Rose. Streaming October 7th.

** KIDS VS. ALIENS: RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, and Shudder, AMC Networks' streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, have fully financed and partnered on the anticipated horror/sci-fi film, KIDS VS. ALIENS, ahead of its world premiere at Fantastic Fest later this month. RLJE Films will release the film in theaters, on Demand and Digital in early 2023 with a Shudder release to follow later in the year.

Directed by Jason Eisener (HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN), who co-wrote the film with John Davies, KIDS VS. ALIENS stars Dominic Mariche, Phoebe Rex, Calem MacDonald, Asher Grayson Percival, and Ben Tector.

"KIDS VS. ALIENS is everything that I love about film and takes me back to what made me fall in love with movies as a kid," said Mark Ward, Chief Acquisitions Officer of RLJE Films. "To be able to partner with our friends at Shudder to bring Jason Eisener's instant-classic film to audiences today is beyond thrilling for us."

In 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.

** TWISTED NIGHTMARE: Coming to Blu-ray on 11/18 from MT Video in Germany.

** MR. HARRIGAN'S PHONE: Some connections never die. From Ryan Murphy, Blumhouse and Stephen King comes a supernatural coming-of-age story, starring Donald Sutherland and Jaeden Martell. Written and directed for the screen by John Lee Hancock.

** NIGHT GALLERY Season 3: Coming November 22nd from Kino Lorber Studio Classics.

----- September 19, 2022 -----

** HALLOWEEN back to cinema: John Carpenter's original 1978 slasher classic HALLOWEEN, along with the fourth and fifth films from 1988 & 1989, are returning to theaters and drive-ins once again following recent re-releases during the pandemic.

CineLife Entertainment, Compass International Pictures and Trancas International Films are partnering to bring HALLOWEEN, HALLOWEEN 4 THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS and HALLOWEEN 5 THE REVENGE OF MICHAEL MYERS to the big screen with 670 screenings planned in roughly 417 theaters later this month.

The fourth and fifth films are essentially a two-parter and deal with Myers escaping from the sanitarium and attempting to kill Laurie Strode's daughter Jamie Lloyd (Danielle Harris). The recent Blumhouse "Halloween" trilogy effectively ignores the events of those two films. (thanks to

** ORPHAN FIRST KILL: Available now in theatres, on digital and streaming on Paramount+ with the Blu-ray & DVD available on October 18, 2022. Esther's terrifying saga continues in this thrilling prequel to the original and shocking horror hit, Orphan. After orchestrating a brilliant escape from an Estonian psychiatric facility, Esther travels to America by impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy family. Yet, an unexpected twist arises that pits her against a mother who will protect her family from the murderous "child" at any cost.

** TetroVideo update: This month they're releasing Andrey Iskanov's PHILOSPHY OF A KNIFE, Usama Alshaibi's PROFANE and the horror anthology ECHOES FROM THE GRAVE.

PHILOSPHY OF A KNIFE comes in a 3-Disc Collector's Edition, a 300 Limited Numbered Mediabook Edition (150 cover A and 150 cover B copies) with Blu-ray, DVD, CD (soundtrack), 40-Page Booklet and slipcase (limited to the pre-order customers), with a lot of extra content.

ECHOES FROM THE GRAVE, the Italian horror anthology film based on Edgar Allan Poe's tales and the Iraqui thriller film PROFANE (2011) by Usama Alshaibi (Solar Anus Cinema) come in a Limited Numbered Mediabook edition (DVD + Blu-ray + 20 Pag Booklet + Slipcover limited to pre-order customers), thanks to the partnership with Goredrome Pictures. (thanks to

** FREDDY'S NIGHTMARE: The upcoming Blu-ray release of FREDDY'S NIGHTMARE The Complete Series has been cancelled. At this time there hasn't been an official statement from Pidax as to why the release has been canceled. The release has been removed from the Pidax storefront and other retail outlets like Amazon DE.

** EVIL DEAD remake 4K UHD: Both cuts of the film will be included in the upcoming September 27th edition from Scream Factory.

** ALLEGORIA: Coming to Blu-ray on 11/15 from Shudder and RLJE Films.

----- September 17, 2022 -----


A group of college friends rent a smart house for a weekend of partying. Later, they start to realize that Margaux, the house's super advanced AI system, has sinister designs for them.

Apart from the fact that I am clearly not the target age audience for this, the film remains a total mess that uses every clichés of the genre, has one of the most annoying cast of characters and some of the absolute worst computer generated fx ever!

Director: Steven C. Miller
Running time: 105 minutes
Released: 2022

----- September 16, 2022 -----

** DEATHGASM 2: Jason Howden, the writer and director behind 2015 cult horror hit "Deathgasm," is returning for DEATHGASM 2. The sequel, which is produced by Raven Banner Entertainment, is set to start shooting in New Zealand next year. Howden, who also wrote and directed GUNS AKIMBO starring Daniel Radcliffe and Samara Weaving, will write and direct. He has also already been in talks with the original cast – Milo Cawthorne, James Blake and Kimberley Crossman – about returning.

In the sequel, which promises to be equally gory, Brodie again turns to black magic to raise his former bandmates from the dead so he can win battle of the bands as well as the hear of his ex-girlfriend Medina (Crossman). (thanks to

** R.I.P. Doug McKeown: The American filmmaker, actor, and writer, best known as the screenwriter and director of the sci-fi horror film DEADLY SPAWN passed away.

** CHUCKY Season 2: After his diabolical plan to invade America's children's hospitals was foiled in season one, Chucky now seeks revenge on those he holds responsible: surviving teens Jake (Zackary Arthur), Devon (Björgvin Arnarson), and Lexy (Alyvia Alyn Lind), along with his ex Tiffany, now his sworn enemy. Meanwhile, can 'Jevon' make it as a couple in the face of adversity at their new Catholic school, not to mention a brand-new onslaught of terror from the demon doll?

** HALLOWEEN ENDS 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD in December, 2022.

** MOTEL HELL: The 1980 film will get a limited edition Blu-Ray on 11/25 from CMV-Laservision in Germany.

** TEENAGE EXORCIST: The 1991 film will get a limited edition Blu-Ray on 11/25 from CMV-Laservision in Germany.

----- September 15, 2022 -----

** NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 4K UHD: This is coming out in Germany on 11/24.

** THE STRANGERS remake: Madelaine Petsch, Froy Gutierrez and Gabriel Basso will star in a remake of the 2008 horror film THE STRANGERS currently in the works at Lionsgate. Production is underway in Slovakia. Filmmaker Renny Harlin is directing the film which is the first in a planned trilogy, and he's locked in a deal to helm the next two.

Bryan Bertino wrote and directed the original, which starred Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman and was essentially a home invasion film. It became a sleeper hit for Universal, with a sequel arriving ten years later.

In the new film, Petsch's character drives cross-country with her longtime boyfriend (Gutierrez) to begin a new life in the Pacific Northwest. When their car breaks down in Oregon, they're forced to spend the night in a secluded Airbnb where they are terrorized from dusk till dawn by three masked strangers.

Lionsgate's subsequent two films plan to expand the story in all new directions. Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedland are penning the first film with Courtney Solomon, Mark Canton, Christopher Milburn, Gary Raskin, Charlie Dombeck and Alastair Birlingham producing. (thanks to

** NOPE: The Oscar winning filmmaker Jordan Peele unleashes his latest spine-tingling thriller with NOPE, a mysterious sci-fi pop nightmare available to own for the first time as a Collector's Edition on Digital September 20, 2022 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on October 25, 2022 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

** THE LEECH: Coming to Limited Edition Blu-ray in December from Arrow Video. A devout priest welcomes a struggling couple into his house at Christmas time. What begins as a simple act of kindness quickly becomes the ultimate test of faith once the sanctity of his home is jeopardized.

** CREATURE FROM BLACK LAKE: The standard edition Blu-ray with no slipcover is coming December 13, 2022 from Synapse Films.

----- September 14, 2022 -----

** X sequel MAXXXINE: Following the reveal of Ti West's PEARL at the Toronto Film Festival, along comes the news that there will be a third instalment in his recent franchise that began with X earlier this year. While PEARL serves as a prequel to X, the new film MAXXXINE will serve as something of a sequel. Mia Goth will be back and reprising one of the two roles she played in "X".

In the new one, Maxine (Goth) is the sole survivor who continues her journey towards fame – setting out to make it as an actress in 1980s Los Angeles. The film hasn't yet been shot but has been greenlit by A24, with West writing the script. PEARL opens nationwide Friday, September 16th. (thanks to

** PUPPET MASTER III TOULON'S REVENGE! 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 1/24 from Full Moon.

** ALL MY FRIENDS ARE DEAD: SAW VI writer Marcus Dunstan is set to direct the horror film ALL MY FRIENDS ARE DEAD for Film Mode Entertainment and Roundtable Entertainment. Filming begins in Canada in November.

Josh Sims and Jessica Sarah Flaum are penning the movie, which follows a group of close college friends who get a steal on a killer Airbnb for the biggest music festival of the year. They're partying goes sour as the group is murdered one by one. (thanks to

** HALLOWEEN ENDS: The current HALLOWEEN trilogy closes out in October with HALLOWEEN ENDS which sees Jamie Lee Curtis take her final turn as Laurie Strode. One big change from the two previous films is the time setting. Both 2018's HALLOWEEN and last year's HALLOWEEN KILLS unfolded across the same night in 2018.

HALLOWEEN ENDS, on the other hand, jumps several years forward, with the in-universe timeline catching up to the present day. The film's director David Gordon Green spoke with Total Film recently and says, as in some past HALLOWEEN sequels," we won't know where 'The Shape' went during the time gap: "We don't really explain that. It's like: I don't want to see where Jaws goes to sleep at night when I'm watching a shark movie. I want to see him when he pops up, and he's got an appetite!

Meanwhile, Curtis spoke about filming her final scene for the movie, revealing it to be a solitary scene of her in a car. It was then that the significance of the moment hit her: "I realized that would be the last time I ever saw Laurie Strode. It was very powerful for me. I wept. David wept. We all recognized that moment, that it was the wrap for Laurie Strode and me. And this community of artists who made these movies. It was a big deal." (thanks to

** BODIES BODIES BODIES 4K UHD: A horror-comedy following a group of young friends after a party game turns deadly, BODIES BODIES BODIES arrives on Blu-ray (+ DVD + Digital) and DVD October 18 from Lionsgate. Best Buy will have an exclusive 4K (+ Blu-ray + Digital) combo package.

----- September 13, 2022 -----

** BARBARIAN: The horror film BARBARIAN topped the box-office for the weekend, the Bill Skarsgard-led film about a horror Airbnb came in above expectations with $10 million in its domestic debut. (thanks to

** INVITATION ONLY: Unearthed Films presents INVITATION ONLY coming January 24, 2023. Join us for a most exclusive party in Taiwan, where the champagne is flowing, the elite are mingling, and everyone is filled with electric anticipation of an exciting evening of torture and murder.

** SCORPION WITH TWO TAILS: Coming to Blu-ray on 1/24 from Full Moon.

** VAMPIRE CIRCUS: Coming to Blu-ray on 11/21 from Strawberry Media in the UK.

----- September 12, 2022 -----

** THE INNOCENTS: Coming to Blu-ray on 10/18 from RLJE Films. During the bright Nordic summer, a group of children reveal their dark and mysterious powers when the adults aren't looking. In this original and gripping supernatural thriller, playtime takes a dangerous turn.

** I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER 4K UHD: Coming to Limited Edition 4K on 10/5 in France from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

** Boris Karloff The Man Behind the Monster: Coming to Blu-ray on 10/18 from Voltage Pictures. This All-Region Blu-Ray Edition contains 140 minutes of previously unreleased bonus material including "Boris Karloff: The Rest of the Story" with a wealth of extra stories.

** OLD MAN: Deep in the woods, a lost hiker stumbles upon the cabin of an erratic and reclusive old man. What starts off as cordial conversation soon turns dangerous as it becomes clear that one or both of them might be hiding a terrifying secret. This horrific and poignant plunge into madness starring Stephen Lang and Marc Senter.

----- September 9, 2022 -----

** WRONG TURN: Coming to Blu-ray on 11/2 from Umbrella Entertainment in a Collector's Edition (Blu-Ray + 35mm Film + O-Ring + Poster + Lobby Cards).

** NIGHT OF FEAR: Coming to Blu-ray on 11/2 from Umbrella Entertainment along with INN OF THE DAMNED.

** BODIES BODIES BODIES: Coming to 4K UHD on 10/18 from Lionsgate.

** THE MORTUARY ASSISTANCE: DreadXP and Epic Pictures Group have announced that Jeremiah Kipp is set to write and direct a film adaptation of the horror video game THE MORTUARY ASSISTANCE, which launched last month.

In the game, you follow apprentice Rebecca Owens at River Fields Mortuary. Late one night, she's called into work to handle some embalmings. But there is something different about these bodies, and soon malevolent spirits bind themselves to her and she must survive the night. (thanks to

** THE UNBURIED: The Horror Collective will release the award winning Argentinian horror THE UNBURIED in North America, Australia and New Zealand on October 4. The film will be released on-demand and home video.

After the death of his father, a young man returns home to settle his inheritance. Forced to participate in an occult ritual, he discovers a terrifying family secret.

** DON'T COME BACK ALIVE: Police officer Camila, criminal prosecutor Fátima, and police detective Ángel, face extremely dangerous situations, gruesome murder cases, evil criminals. During an operation in a suburban area, they have an encounter with a sinister female figure in a suicide-by-immolation ritual. This bloodthirsty being, more powerful than death itself, is here to play with them a wicked game.

----- September 8, 2022 -----

** George A. Romero's RESIDENT EVIL: A documentary about this film that was cancelled was announced recently at the Creature Feature Weekend and will be helmed by Jason Bareford, George A. Romero's production assistant and Brandon Salisbury.

** MEMORIES OF MURDERS 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 10/26 in France.

** HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY 4K UHD: Coming from ESC Editions on 10/5 in a Digipack edition limited and numbered to 2000 copies.

** THE VISITOR: When Robert and his wife Maia move to her childhood home, he discovers an old portrait of his likeness in the attic - a man referred to only as 'The Visitor'. Soon he finds himself descending down a frightening rabbit hole in an attempt to discover the true identity of his mysterious doppelgänger, only to realize that every family has its own terrifying secrets

** TINY CINEMA: A mysterious stranger tells the twisted tale of seemingly unconnected strangers whose lives will change in incredible and bizarre ways forever. As reality unravels, each person must battle incredible challenges from a multiverse seeking answers on the essential questions of life, death, love, and the fate of our future

----- September 7, 2022 -----

** THE GAINESVILLE RIPPER: Dead Vision Releasing, in partnership with Severed Cinema, proudly present THE GAINESVILLE RIPPER. Based on the real life and crimes of Danny Rolling, this film has been all but lost after its initial theatrical release in 2010. This special edition 2K Blu-ray includes an exclusive interview with director Josh Townsend, never-before-seen short films, trailers, and much more. Order your copy here!

** SAW The Ultimate Collection: Coming to 4K UHD/Blu-ray on 11/9 from Via Vision Entertainment with exclusive replica of the reverse bear trap! SAW, JIGSAW and SPIRAL FROM THE BOOK OF SAW will be the only films available in 4K UHD.

** NEEDFUL THINGS 4K UHD: Coming soon to 4K UHD from Kino Lorber Studio Classics.

** THE SCARY OF SIXTY-FIRST: Coming to Blu-ray on 10/3 from Fractured Visions.

----- September 6, 2022 -----

** TERRIFIER 2: Here's the trailer and poster for the upcoming sequel.

** THE SADNESS 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 11/9 from ESC Editions in France.

** HALLOWEEN ENDS: Though there are only six weeks until the film is scheduled to be released, filmmaker David Gordon Green has revealed he hasn't quite locked down the ending of HALLOWEEN ENDS just yet.

Speaking to Empire recently, Green discussed how far along the film is in the post-production process where he revealed that because this serves as both a capper of his trilogy, of Blumhouse's involvement and Jamie Lee Curtis' final outing as Laurie Strode.

As a result, he's still tweaking those final moments to make sure it's just right as there's plenty of pressure to do so: "It changes every day. In theory, the picture is locked, but this morning I called the editor and said, 'What if we do this one thing... I speak with John [Carpenter] and Jamie Lee Curtis regularly about it. It's exciting, uncertain, satisfying, and sad. I've enjoyed the ride, but it's probably time to get off. I think we're gonna go out with a bang."

Asked to compare it to the previous two films, he says: "If our second film was free-for-all, violent chaos, this is a more intimate, atmospheric conclusion." HALLOWEEN ENDS will debut both in cinemas and on Peacock on October 14th. (thanks to

** MONSTERS OF METAL: Jason Howden (GUNS AKIMBO) will co-write and direct a film adaptation of his R-rated mockumentary comic series MONSTERS OF METAL. The comic sees a group of beloved horror icons (Frankenstein's Monster, Medusa, Jack O'Lantern, Werewolf and the Bride) team up to form a heavy metal band. (thanks to

** NIGHTSIREN: A young woman returns to her native mountain village, searching for answers about her troubled childhood, but as she tries to uncover the truth, ancient superstitions lead the villagers to accuse her of witchcraft and murder.

----- September 5, 2022 -----

** THE AMITYVILLE HORROR 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD in September from Vinegar Syndrome.

** HELLRAISER remake: The first photos from the upcoming film are now here. Odessa A'zion stars as Riley, a young woman struggling with addiction and compulsive behavior who comes in contact with the Lament Configuration puzzle box and unleashes chaos.

The film also includes Goran Visnjic, who plays an occultist fascinated by all the possibilities surrounding the box. There's also a new Cenobite dubbed 'The Masque', which appears to be essentially a being who, instead of a head, has a face of bleached human skin held up by some sort of metallic support structure,

Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski (NIGHT HOUSE) penned the script for the film that also stars Adam Faison, Drew Starkey, Brandon Flynn, Aoife Hinds, Jason Liles and Hiam Abbass. (thanks to and

** SCREAM 6: Production on Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Media's untitled sixth SCREAM installment has reportedly wrapped in Montreal. Much of the team behind this year's fifth installment are back, including directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett and much of the surviving cast (with the notable absence of Neve Campbell).

Courteney Cox, Hayden Panettiere, Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Mason Gooding, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Dermot Mulroney, Henry Czerny, Jack Champion, Liana Liberato, Devyn Nekoda, Josh Segarra, Samara Weaving, and Tony Revolori all star. In the film, the four survivors of the Ghostface killings leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter. The film is currently slated to arrive in cinemas on March 31st 2023. (thanks to

** WHEN I CONSUME YOU: A woman and her brother seek revenge against a mysterious stalker. A gritty, slow-burn urban folktale about family, damnation, and redemption.

** PLUNDER: Koulest Productions have optioned Jonathan 'Swifty' Lang's BOOM! Studios horror comic PLUNDER for development as a feature.

The story follows a gang of Somali pirates after they face off with an illegal Chinese vessel. They then try to board what they think is a research ship, only to find themselves in the midst of a massacre, with their worst nightmares becoming reality around them. The fourteen-year-old boy who went from translator to reluctant pirate becomes their key to survival, but he must decide how far he's willing to go in the name of self-preservation.

Ethan Teller will pen the script while Miles Koules and Oren Koules will produce. Alec Gillis, who redesigned the Predator for Dan Tractenberg's PREY, will handle special effects on the film. (thanks to

----- September 2nd, 2022 -----

** AUGUST UNDERGROUND Trilogy: Heralded as the most disturbing, intense, and extreme series in horror fandom, Unearthed Films will be presenting the Trilogy in fresh, new Blu-Ray releases with rare behind-the-scenes, new commentaries, new video interviews, rare commentaries, and older interviews.

"We will be digging through the depths of their depravity and working with everyone involved that helped make The AUGUST UNDERGROUND Trilogy become the most vicious series in the entire horror genre.

With copies of previous releases going for hundreds of dollars, we hope these releases bring a whole new audience to the Trilogy and allow them to be available through nationwide retailers for 1st time, ever. I personally know the creators and it will be a pleasure to work with them. We're planning behind the scenes so who knows what the future may hold." - Stephen Biro, CEO of Spreading The Sickness

"It's been too long and the fans are ravenous for the trilogy. A whole new generation of Sickos are ready to experience AUGUST UNDERGROUND. I'm stoked that TOETAG and Unearthed Films will be working together on these upcoming releases to give the fans what they want. I look forward to Spreading the Sickness with Unearthed Films… Get ready." - Fred Vogel, Director

** CRIMES OF THE FUTURE 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD in the US in January from Decal Releasing.

** INVITATION ONLY: Coming soon to Blu-ray from Unearthed Films.

** Lucio Fulci's THE HOUSE OF CLOCKS: Coming to Blu-ray in 2023 from Cauldron Films from a 2K restoration from the negative. Three lowlife punks are trapped in a posh villa while trying to rob it and become at the mercy of the murderous owners whom have the power to stop and reverse time via their mystical clocks.

** AUDREY ROSE: Coming to Blu-ray on 11/8 from Arrow Video with a brand new 2K restoration by Arrow Films from a new 4K scan of the original 35mm camera negative.

** ASTONISHING TALES OF TERROR: The film follows a group of everyday heroes after they unwittingly awaken an ancient monster. When an intrepid reporter bumps into a down-on-his-luck miner, the duo join a rag-tag bunch of survivors as they attempt to fend off mind-controlled zombies, possessed medieval knights, and a gigantic demonic demigod: The Rocktapus!

----- September 1st, 2022 -----

** THE BEYOND 4K UHD: Coming soon to 4K UHD from Grindhouse Releasing!

** THE FIRST OMEN: GAME OF THRONES actress Nell Tiger Free is set to star in Arkasha Stevenson's THE OMEN prequel at 20th Century Studios. Plot details of where the new film picks up are being kept under wraps. David S. Goyer and Keith Levine are producing. (thanks to

** Umberto Lenzi's THE HOUSE OF LOST SOULS: Coming to Blu-ray in 2023 from Cauldron Films from a 2K restoration from the negative. A group of people stay at a run down hotel, unknown to them the hotel has a dodgy past with the landlord.

** OLD MAN: RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, has acquired the thriller OLD MAN from director Lucky McKee (MAY). The screenwriting debut of Joel Veach, the film stars Stephen Lang (DON'T BREATHE), Marc Senter, with Liana Wright-Mark, and Patch Darragh. The film will be in released In Theaters, on Demand and Digital October 14, 2022.

"We're excited to work with Lucky McKee, Stephen Lang and the film's producing team on another project that is certain to thrill audiences," said Mark Ward, Chief Acquisitions Officer of RLJE Films. "The incredibly talented team behind this film has entertained genre film enthusiasts over the years and OLD MAN is no exception."

In OLD MAN, when a lost hiker stumbles upon an erratic old man living in the woods, he could never have imagined the nightmare that awaits.

** NANNY: In this psychological fable of horror, Aisha (Anna Diop), a woman who recently emigrated from Senegal, is hired to care for the daughter of an affluent couple (Michelle Monaghan and Morgan Spector) living in New York City. Haunted by the absence of the young son she left behind, Aisha hopes her new job will afford her the chance to bring him to the U.S., but becomes increasingly unsettled by the family's volatile home life. As his arrival approaches, a violent presence begins to invade both her dreams and her reality, threatening the American dream she is painstakingly piecing together.


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