It's here in the Archives section that you will find the news of the last three months.
----- February 27, 2018 -----
** BLAIR WITCH TV series: Lionsgate is actively developing the BLAIR WITCH property for a TV series for their new project, Studio L. Studio L Executive Vice President Seth Laderman said in a statement:
"In today's fast-changing media landscape, Lionsgate is committed to creating and distributing various types of content for next generation audiences with some of the most exciting creative voices and innovative partners in our industry. The projects announced today signal our commitment to finding stand-out material, incubating new talent, and delivering authentic storytelling. We will also continue to cultivate and foster fresh opportunities with existing Lionsgate properties, all built around Studio L's low-risk, high-reward distribution model." (thanks to BleedingCool.com)
** 48 METERS DOWN: Prolific horror film director Johannes Roberts says that 48 METERS DOWN, his upcoming sequel to the surprise shark-themed hit 47 METERS DOWN, is not only going bigger but is looking to another classic horror film for inspiration – Neil Marshall's THE DESCENT. 47 METERS DOWN followed two young female divers trapped during a cage dive by hungry sharks. The film went on to make over $61 million worldwide from a budget of only $5.5 million.
The follow-up, due for release June next year, is being linked to the previous film only by theme. The story follows a group of spelunkers in Brazil who become trapped by sharks in submerged ruins, and Roberts describes it as:
"If I had to pitch it in a very simple way, I would describe it as THE DESCENT underwater. So it will be six or seven people trapped in the caves in Brazil, an underwater city… It'll all be cave diving which is the most terrifying thing I've ever done. I trained to do cave diving while I was shooting 47 in the Dominican Republic. It's beyond terrifying so it just seemed like a really great idea to make that the sequel."
The director also admits that most filming will take place in a water tank purely because it would be so dangerous to film otherwise. Roberts also helmed the horror sequel THE STRANGERS PREY AT NIGHT which opens later this year. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** More INSIDIOUS: INSIDIOUS THE LAST KEY, the fourth installment in the supernatural horror franchise, has reportedly now passed the $161.9 million global box-office take of the second film – turning it into the highest grossing movie of the franchise.
A fifth film will happen. It's not clear if series scribe Leigh Whannell will return to write the next installment and/or if Lin Shaye will reprise her role of Elise Rainier from the previous movies. Producer Jason Blum has previously confirmed an INSIDIOUS and SINISTER franchise crossover has been considered in the past. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
----- February 21, 2018 -----
** DEATHGASM director new film GUNS AKIMBO: DEATHGASM writer director Jason Lei Howden is working on a new film with Happy Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe. Story follows Miles who spends his days in a dead-end job, pining for his beautiful ex-girlfriend Nova. His mundane existence is turned upside-down when he finds himself enrolled on a dark net website that forces complete strangers to fight in a city-wide game of death so that their gladiatorial battles can be live-streamed worldwide to a fanatical audience.
Contestants are chosen by a clandestine gang known as Schism, who handicap the weaker contestant to further stack the odds against them. Initially, Miles' lifetime of running from his problems pays off as he manages to elude his first opponent but when Nova is kidnapped, he must finally stop running and overcome his fears to fight for the girl he loves.
** THE SOULTANGLER: Alamo Drafthouse's American Genre Film Archive, the largest non-profit genre film archive in the world, and Bleeding Skull!, the site and series of books dedicated to celebrating ultra-obscure genre movies, are excited to announce a March 13, 2018 release date for THE SOULTANGLER on DVD. After a successful run of limited edition releases with Mondo, the art boutique of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Bleeding Skull! has teamed up with AGFA to share wild horror and exploitation movies from the 1980s and 1990s with the world. THE SOULTANGLER is the first release in this ongoing partnership.
If RE-ANIMATOR was shot on Long Island for the price of a used car, THE SOULTANGLER would be the result. Insane genius Dr. Anton Lupesky has developed a drug that allows users to inhabit corpses and transform into rabid maniacs! Can reporter Kim Castle stop the carnage and save our species from annihilation?! This epic of outsider filmmaking is a dream-like wasteland that's punctuated with severed heads, evil beasties, and hooded slashers. Filmed in basements and garages, director Pat Bishow's earnest devotion to storytelling in the spirit of H.P. Lovecraft elevates THE SOULTANGLER beyond kitsch and into heavenly territory.
Special features include:
- Transferred from the original 1" master tapes!
- Unseen 62 minute alternate director's cut!
- Commentary track with director Pat Bishow!
- Behind the scenes footage!
- Trailers for THE SOULTANGLER and DEAD OF NIGHT TOWN!
- Music video for "Wow" by Hypnolovewheel!
- Liner notes by Bleeding Skull's Zack Carlson!
- Reversible cover art!
----- February 20, 2018 -----
** IT Chapter 2: Production on the follow-up to last year's smash hit Stephen King adaptation, is slated to begin this Summer ahead of a September 2019 release. Omega Underground reports that shooting is slated to begin June 18th with stage work to once again take place at Pinewood Toronto Studios. Filming would run through to October-November and once again include the Toronto/Port Hope area which stood in for the town of 'Derry, Maine'.
Gary Dauberman is penning the script for the follow-up and Bill Skarsgard is expected to return as Pennywise the clown. As previously reported, the film will adapt the other half of King's IT novel and be set three decades later with the grown-up versions of the original's kids. It's expected the child actors from the first will appear in flashbacks, but nothing has been officially confirmed in terms of the casting yet and none of the adult roles have yet been filled. Andres Muschietti is expected back as director. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** David Cronenberg's RABID remake: Shout! Studios has acquired the U.S. rights (digital, on-demand, broadcast, home entertainment and select SVOD specifically) to a remake of David Cronenberg's classic horror film RABID, which Back 40 Pictures, Telefilm Canada and Ontario Media Development Corporation will produce.
The story follows Rose, a young woman who, after an accident leaves her scarred beyond recognition, undergoes a radical untested stem-cell treatment. While it fixes Rose, the experimental transformation comes at a price – she must now feed on other's blood.
AMERICAN MARY filmmakers Jen and Sylvia Soska are helming the new take which they adapted the script for with John Serge. Michael Walker, Paul Lalonde, and John Vidette are producing and filming aims to begin in April. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** THE NUN: Warner Bros. is moving New Line's THE NUN from July 13, 2018 to September 7, 2018. The film stars Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Charlotte Hope, Ingrid Bisu and Bonnie Aarons.
When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest (Demian Bichir) with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows (Taissa Farmiga) are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order's unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in THE CONJURING, as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** TEDDY BEARS ARE FOR LOVERS: A short film executive produced by Joe Dante is set to hit the big screen. TEDDY BEARS ARE FOR LOVERS will be the directorial debut of Michael Bonvillain, who worked as the cinematographer for the hit series LOST and CLOVERFIELD. Based on the short film by David Ernesto Vendrell, Matthew Hawksworth and Almog Avidan Antonir, the short follows a 20-something Casanova who becomes haunted by the teddy bears he gave to his ex-girlfriends. Dante executive produced the short film which released in 2016 and he was reportedly flattered to be a part of an "offbeat comedy-horror project that has some affinities with GREMLINS." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
----- February 19, 2018 -----
** DEATHGASM sequel GOREMAGEDDON: Everyone loved DEATHGASM, so its no surprise that writer director Jason Lei Howden worked on a sequel DEATHGASM PART 2 GOREMAGEDDON. On his Instagram, Howden shared the photo suggesting a sequel. He also promised that it'll be even more bloody than the first film:
So I just finished this. There is literally more gore in the first 10 minutes than the entire first #deathgasm. If you kinda liked the first, this will make your head implode. If you thought the first Deathgasm was puerile, juvenile and dumb then Goremageddon will melt your face off and force you to barricade yourself inside, safe with some Terrance Malik and Coldplay.
** HALLOWEEN: A few weeks ago, Jamie Lee Curtis returned to the role that started her film career, showing off her first day on set of the new HALLOWEEN movie. Now, Curtis has taken to Instagram to reveal that she will soon be leaving Charleston, South Carolina, meaning she has wrapped on the film. Also here's a look at how Jamie looks like in the upcoming film. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** Bollywood Horror PARI: Slated to release on 2nd March, 2018. The film stars Anushka Sharma, Parambrata Chatterjee, Rajat Kapoor & Ritabhari Chakraborty in pivotal roles. The film is directed by Prosit Roy, produced by Clean Slate Films, presented by KriArj Entertainment & Kyta Productions & will be released worldwide by Pooja Films.
** LARRY: The Deadline web site reports that Amblin Partners has acquired the rights to turn writer-director Jacob Chase's horror short, LARRY, into a feature-length film. The Picture Company partners Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman will produce. The horror movie will be written and directed by Chase. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
----- February 13, 2018 -----
** 28 MONTHS LATER: Before he broke through with his directorial debut on EX MACHINA, filmmaker Alex Garland was best known as a screen writer of numerous cult hits including SUNSHINE, 28 DAYS LATER and 28 WEEKS LATER.
In regards to the latter, there have long been rumors of a 'trilogy capper' which would understandably be called 28 MONTHS LATER, though a rights dispute has caused some problems with the film's progression. Garland, out doing promotion for his new sci-fi film ANNIHILATION says he doesn't believe we'll see another film in the series.
He revealed in a recent AMA session that there previously have been 'kind of' plans about where the franchise could go, but right now he says: "[I] doubt it will ever happen". Garland has other work to occupy him in the future including his new eight-episode sci-fi series for FX, and he was also asked in the same session what comic he would like to be involved in a screen adaptation of to which he responded SWAMP THING. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** MARROWBONE: Four siblings seek refuge in an old home after the death of their mother, only to discover that the house has another, more sinister, inhabitant, in this haunting directorial debut from Sergio G. Sánchez, screenwriter of THE ORPHANAGE.
** FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S: The Deadline web site reports that Blumhouse and Universal have found a director for the long in-development FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S movie, enlisting Chris Columbus to write and direct the feature. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** A QUIET PLACE: Here's the new trailer and poster for the upcoming film that Paramount Pictures will release on April 6.
----- February 12, 2018 -----
** CHILD'S PLAY TV series: The upcoming TV show comes to us from Don Mancini. Mancini told the Bloody Disgusting web that he and producer David Kirschner are in development on a CHILD'S PLAY TV series, and that the series was "deliberately set up at end of the last movie," and that the "tone is dark and disturbing." Brad Dourif, who voiced Chucky, will reportedly return for the series.
Kirschner told the site in a separate interview that the CHILD'S PLAY TV series is not a reboot, but a continuation of the story. He said of his relationship with Mancini, "I don't think there's a relationship that lasted this long. I'm incredibly excited about the series and to explore a world in which we've never done before." The series will reportedly have eight hour-long episodes. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** THE TERROR: Get a sense of the danger and dread at the heart of AMC's haunting, suspenseful new drama series, The Terror. Don't miss the two-hour series premiere Monday, March 26 at 9/8c.
----- February 8, 2018 -----
** Fourth CLOVERFIELD film: Paramount will release the upcoming 4th CLOVERFIELD movie (a World War II-set film tentatively titled OVERLORD) to Netflix as well, but according to TheWrap web site, the studio plans to stick to its theatrical release on October 26, 2018.
** TREMORS A COLD DAY IN HELL: The upcoming sequel will be out on May 1, 2018. Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) and his son Travis Welker (Jamie Kennedy) find themselves up to their ears in Graboids and Ass-Blasters when they head to Canada to investigate a series of deadly giant-worm attacks. Arriving at a remote research facility in the artic tundra, Burt begins to suspect that Graboids are secretly being weaponized, but before he can prove his theory, he is sidelined by Graboid venom. With just 48 hours to live, the only hope is to create an antidote from fresh venom — but to do that, someone will have to figure out how to milk a Graboid!
** Drive-In Delirium: Just when you thought that you'd seen every pulse-pounding, blood-drenched, flesh-filled scrap of trailer trash comes this third stupefying serving of mind-numbing, skull-splitting retro movie madness!
Bulging with over 6 hours of non-stop sex, violence, vehicle destruction, cockamamie cosmic carnage (not to mention an overload of Bronson badassness) - DRIVE-IN DELIRIUM: THE NEW BATCH is a rip-roaring, off-road, high-def ruckus that proudly programs your Blu-ray player to DETONATE!
----- February 7, 2018 -----
** THE HOUSEMAID remake: The English language remake of Vietnam's highest grossing horror film of all time THE HOUSEMAID has been greenlit by CJ Entertainment, Korea's leading entertainment conglomerate, and Academy Award winner Geoffrey Fletcher will write the adapted screenplay.
THE HOUSEMAID is a Vietnamese film, written and directed by Derek Nguyen, produced by Timothy Linh Bui, which CJ Entertainment financed and produced. Released in 2016, the film was a massive hit with a story that explores racial and social themes through a period/romance/horror film. The remake will stay true to this concept, taking place in the deep South during the Reconstruction Era.
** CASTLE ROCK: From Stephen King and Executive Producer J.J. Abrams, CASTLE ROCK is an original suspense/thriller — a first-of-its-kind reimagining that explores the themes and worlds uniting the entire King canon, while brushing up against some of his most iconic and beloved stories. Starring André Holland, Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgård, Melanie Lynskey and Scott Glenn.
** GET MY GUN: Premiering at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, GET MY GUN follows the story of a young woman, whom after surviving an assault, is left emotionally shattered and pregnant. Looking to forge ahead, she must tap into her basest survival instincts when a relentless stalker makes their intentions known. GET MY GUN is still making the festival rounds, and will be available on home video (and VOD) later this year.
** THE LULLABY: Chloe is overwhelmed by the birth of her first child. The incessant crying of her baby, the growing sense of guilt and paranoia sends her into depression. With a heightened urge to protect her son, Chloe sees danger in every situation. She starts to hear voices, the humming of a childhood lullaby and sees flashes of a strange entity around her child. Convinced that the entity is real, Chloe will do everything in her power to protect her son. Is she haunted by evil or is it just the baby blues?
Reine Swart, Deànré Reiners, Thandi Puren, Brandon Auret, and Dorothy-Ann Gould star in a Darrell James Roodt film, opening in theaters across the U.S and available on VOD 3/2.
----- February 6, 2018 -----
** THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX: Following weeks of rumors regarding the next film, Netflix has revealed THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX during the Super Bowl! The mysterious upcoming third CLOVERFIELD movie will no longer debut in theaters this April but instead debuted on Netflix last Sunday.
The plot for the new CLOVERFIELD movie is described as follows: "In the near future, a group of international astronauts on a space station are working to solve a massive energy crisis on Earth. The experimental technology aboard the station has an unexpected result, leaving the team isolated and fighting for their survival."
** THE WALKING DEAD: Finish the fight. THE WALKING DEAD returns Sunday, February 25 at 9/8c on AMC.
** A QUIET PLACE: Stay silent. Stay safe. Check out the big game spot for #AQuietPlace, starring Emily Blunt and John Krasinski. In theatres April 6, 2018.
** ANNIHILATION: Based on Jeff VanderMeer's best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy, ANNIHILATION stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac. It was written and directed by Alex Garland (EX MACHINA).
----- February 5, 2018 -----
** John Carpenter on HALLOWEEN: In a recent interview with Rotten Tomatoes, he explains why he came back for this entry:
"You know, you know I talked about the Halloweens for a long time, the sequels — I haven't even seen all of them. I don't even know what really was there — but finally, it occurred to me: Well if I'm just flapping my gums here, talking about it, why don't I try to make it as good as I can? I could offer advice. I could talk to the director. I like the director very much. I like the script. So, you know, stop throwing rocks from the sidelines and get in there and try to do something positive."
Carpenter in the past has been quite vocal about his dislike of remakes of his work and famously slammed Rob Zombie's reboot. The new HALLOWEEN arrives October 19th. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** Blumhouse's MA: Octavia Spencer will join Luke Evans and Juliette Lewis in the upcoming horror film from Blumhouse Pictures. Spencer reunites with her THE HELP director Tate Taylor on the film which begins shooting next week in Mississippi. WORKAHOLICS scribe Scotty Landes penned the script. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** RED EYE: The legend of Red Eye - a violently deranged masked murderer known to dwell in the backwoods of Black Creek, West Virginia - was a story that Gage Barker used to be told when he was a kid. When he finds out that there could be some truth behind the tale, he decides to film a documentary about the killer. He gathers a group of his friends and, with film equipment in tow, they go for a hike into the woods to seek him out. But, to what extent will they go to make this project a reality?
** NOVEMBER: In this tale of love and survival in 19th century Estonia, peasant girl Liina longs for village boy Hans, but Hans is inexplicably infatuated by the visiting German baroness that possesses all that he longs for. For Liina, winning Hans' requited love proves incredibly complicated in this dark, harsh landscape where spirits, werewolves, plagues, and the devil himself converge, where thievery is rampant, and where souls are highly regarded, but come quite cheap. With alluring black and white cinematography, Rainer Sarnet vividly captures these motley lives as they toil to exist—is existence worth anything if it lacks a soul?
----- February 4, 2018 -----
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** THE FIRST PURGE: Universal Pictures and Blumhouse have released the teaser poster and trailer for the fourth film in the PURGE series which stars Y'Lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Luna Lauren Velez and Marisa Tomei. The film opens in theaters on July 4.
** DEEP BLUE SEA 2: The feature-length film will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP), as well as Digital. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features the film in hi-definition, a standard definition DVD and a digital version of the film. The DVD features the movie in standard definition. DEEP BLUE SEA 2 is rated R for creature violence and gore, and language. It comes out April 17, 2018.
** DEPRAVED: Larry Fessenden (HABIT), will direct a contemporary re-imagining of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein from his own script. The film centers on Henry, a field surgeon suffering from PTSD after combat in the Middle East, who creates a man out of body parts in a makeshift lab in Gowanus, Brooklyn. The creature he creates must navigate a strange new world and the rivalry between Henry and his conniving collaborator Polidori. (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)
----- January 31, 2018 -----
** HALLOWEEN: From Jamie Lee Curtis' Instagram account. First shot. @halloweenmovie Halloween 40 years later. Same slate. Same Laurie. David Gordon Green directing from his script. Happy Halloween 2018 everyone. See you all 10/19/18 #halloweenmovie
** HEREDITARY: From Ari Aster and starring Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, and Milly Shapiro – Coming June 8, 2018.
When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.
** THE CURED: The upcoming zombie film opens in cinemas and hits VOD simultaneously on February 23rd.
What happens when the undead return to life? In a world ravaged for years by a virus that turns the infected into zombie-like cannibals, a cure is at last found and the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins. Among the formerly afflicted is Senan (Sam Keeley), a young man haunted by the horrific acts he committed while infected. Welcomed back into the family of his widowed sister-in-law (Ellen Page), Senan attempts to restart his life—but is society ready to forgive him and those like him? Or will fear and prejudice once again tear the world apart? Pulsing with provocative parallels to our troubled times, The Cured is a smart, scary, and hauntingly human tale of guilt and redemption.
----- January 30, 2018 -----
** DEEP BLUE SEA 2: Shark conservationist Dr. Misty Calhoun (Danielle Savre) is invited to consult on a new, top secret project run by pharmaceutical billionaire Carl Durant (Michael Beach). When science meddles with the time-tested process of nature and nurture, the outcome can be deadly. Basically a remake of the Renny Harling cult classic.
** EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL, AND VILE: THE MAZED RUNNER actress Kaya Scodelario has joined the cast of Joe Berlinger's currently filming Ted Bundy-themed film at Voltage Pictures. Scodelario will be playing Carole Ann Boone, the ex-wife of notorious serial killer Ted Bundy (Zac Efron). Bundy had an ongoing relationship with Boone that lasted through his 1979 televised trial, which ultimately resulted in his death sentence.
Scodelario joins a cast that includes WESTWORLD alum Angela Sarafyan, Lily Collins and John Malkovich. Michael Werwie penned the Black List script while Ara Keshishian, Michael Costigan, Michael Simkin and Nicolas Chartier are producing. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** UNSANE: Steven Soderbergh's new horror film was shot entirely on an iPhone. In theaters March 23rd. In UNSANE, a young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution where she is confronted by her greatest fear–but is it real or is it a product of her delusion?
----- January 29, 2018 -----
** THE SHINING sequel: In the wake of the success of IT last year, Warner Bros. Pictures is doubling down on Stephen King adaptations and have enlisted Mike Flanagan to direct DOCTOR SLEEP, the follow-up to King's classic THE SHINING.
Published 36 years after THE SHINING, DOCTOR SLEEP follows an adult Danny Torrance from the original novel. Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel, where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father's legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant shining power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes "Doctor Sleep." There Dan meets Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan's own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra's soul and survival. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** THE RITUAL: Netflix has released the trailer for their upcoming horror film THE RITUAL, the new film from David Bruckner (V/H/S).
When four old University friends set off into the Scandinavian wilderness of the Arctic Circle, they aim to briefly escape the problems of their lives and reconnect with one another. But when Luke, the only man still single and living a precarious existence, finds he has little left in common with his well-heeled friends, tensions rise. With limited experience between them, a shortcut meant to ease their hike turns into a nightmare scenario that could cost them their lives. Lost, hungry, and surrounded by forest untouched for millennia, Luke figures things couldn't possibly get any worse. But then they stumble across an old habitation. Ancient artifacts decorate the walls and there are bones scattered upon the dry floors. The residue of old rites and pagan sacrifice for something that still exists in the forest. Something responsible for the bestial presence that follows their every step. As the four friends stagger in the direction of salvation, they learn that death doesn't come easy among these ancient trees…" (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** MOHAWK: Dark Sky Films is set to release Ted Geoghegan's Native American revenge thriller MOHAWK theatrically on March 2nd with a simultaneous VOD and HD Digital release.
After one of her tribe sets an American camp ablaze, a young Mohawk warrior finds herself pursued by a contingent of military renegades set on revenge. Fleeing deep into the woods they call home, Oak and Calvin, along with their British companion Joshua, must now fight back against the bloodthirsty Colonel Holt and his soldiers - using every resource both real and supernatural that the winding forest can offer.
----- January 25, 2018 -----
** ICHI THE KILLER Blu-ray: Takashi Miike's ICHI THE KILLER (Koroshiya Ichi, 2001) has endured as one of the most influential pieces of genre filmmaking of the last two decades, and now it returns in a stunning all-new digitally restored special edition debuting on Blu-ray March 20 from Well Go USA Entertainment.
** CHILDREN OF THE CORN RUNAWAY: The upcoming film arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, Digital, and On Demand March 13 from Lionsgate. It tells the story of young, pregnant Ruth, who escapes a murderous child cult in a small Midwestern town. She spends the next decade living anonymously in an attempt to spare her son the horrors that she experienced as a child. Ruth and her son end up in a small Oklahoma town, but something is following her. Now, she must confront this evil or lose her child.
Tokyo – January 18 2018: Tagruato has begun development on a revolutionary new energy technology in what Ceo Garo Yoshida called a technological great leap forward for our planet. This renewable technology will take at least 4 years to complete along with another six years International regulatory bodies to bring the powerful revolutionary energy source by April 18 2028
** Simon Pegg and Nick Frost' TRUTH SEEKERS: According to Variety, British comedy team Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are set to return to television with the paranormal series TRUTH SEEKERS. To be made through the pair's new production company Stolen Picture, TRUTH SEEKERS will be a half-hour comedy-horror series about a three-man paranormal investigation team, with each episode focusing on a different paranormal incident in a "monster-of-the-week" format.
"Each episode is going to be an adventure, a potential haunting or something," Pegg says. "It'll start as a very parochial idea, a very small business venture for these people, but it will expand as the series goes on to be something far more global. It's a language everyone understands, the mystery of the unknown. SHAUN OF THE DEAD was a very parochial story set in North London and somehow it managed to get this global reach because everyone understands the language of zombie movies." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** SAW comes to DEAD BY DAYLIGHT: Do you want to play a game?
** ASH VS EVIL DEAD Season 3: Starz has released the full trailer along with the brand new poster for the horror-comedy series. The season premiere of the series on Sunday, February 25 at 9PM.
ASH VS EVIL DEAD Season 3 finds Ash, having gone from murderous urban legend to humanity-saving hometown hero, discovering that he has a long lost daughter who's been entrusted in his care. When Kelly witnesses a televised massacre with Ruby's fingerprints all over it, she returns with a new friend to warn Ash and Pablo that evil isn't done with them yet. But evil will learn to never get in between a papa bear and his cub. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
----- January 17, 2018 -----
** JIGSAW sequel: Last year's JIGSAW, the eighth film in the SAW franchise, proved a hit – pulling in over $103 million worldwide from a $10 million budget. While it's the second lowest grosser of the series, it's still a hit and so it comes as little shock that Twisted Pictures is reportedly considering a ninth film in the series. JIGSAW is currently slated to hit digital download on February 19th and other home media formats on the 26th.
** First Albanian horror film BLOODLANDS: Here's the official teaser trailer for the Albanian horror film, BLOODLANDS. From the writer/director of the Australian revenge-thriller, THE HORSEMAN.
** CURSE OF THE WITCH'S DOLL: Adeline Gray's attempt to escape bombing in her home town leads her to a derelict, creepy manor in the woods. When Adeline's young daughter goes missing during a game of hide-and-seek, a series of inexplicable events lead her to believe a haunted doll holds a vengeful soul; the soul of a murdered Witch. As Adeline's desperate search for her daughter continues, it soon becomes clear; to have any hope of being reunited, she must defeat the curse of The Witch's Doll. Helen Crevel, Michelle Archer, Claire Carreno star in a Lawrence Fowler film CURSE OF THE WITCH'S DOLL on VOD 2/6, DVD 3/6 and SVOD on 6/5.
----- January 16, 2018 -----
** Pascal (MARTYRS) Laugier's GHOSTLAND: Following her aunt's death, Colleen and her two daughters – the eldest, Beth, totally locked-in and shy, finds comfort in the stories she invents in the books she writes, and Vera, way more open and self-confident, inherit her house. However, during their first night in this new home, murderers break-in, pushing Colleen to fight to save her daughters' lives. During this highly traumatic night, the girls' disparate personalities diverge even further. "Sixteen years later, Beth becomes a famous horror author with a perfect family and life in Chicago, while Vera can't cope, and loses her mind faced to an unshakable sense of paranoia. Daughters and mother finally reunite at the house where Colleen and Vera still live. It is only then that strange events begin to take place…
** GHOST STORIES: Phillip Goodman, professor of psychology, arch-skeptic, the one-man 'belief buster' – has his rationality tested to the hilt when he receives a letter apparently from beyond the grave. His mentor Charles Cameron, the 'original' TV parapsychologist went missing fifteen years before, presumed dead and yet now he writes to Goodman saying that the pair must meet. Cameron, it seems, is still very much alive. And he needs Goodman to find a rational explanation for three stories that have shaken Cameron to his core. As Goodman investigates, he meets three haunted people, each with a tale more frightening, uncanny and inexplicable than the last.
----- January 15, 2018 -----
** HALLOWEEN: Blumhouse Productions has announced that production has officially begun on the upcoming reboot, remake, sequel. Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. Curtis has previously appeared in four films in the series but the new film is ignoring all bar the original. The Shape to return on October 19, 2018.
** SUMMER OF '84: From the directors of TURBO KID. The perfect time to be 15 years old and free. But when neighborhood conspiracy theorist Davey Armstrong begins to suspect his police officer neighbor might be the serial killer all over the local news, he and his three best friends begin an investigation that soon turns dangerous.
** VICTOR CROWLEY: The HATCHET franchise returns with the full-length trailer for VICTOR CROWLEY, the fourth film in the horror franchise. Director Adam Green helms the film set a decade after the events of the other movies in the franchise. A group of survivors from a plane crash must escape the newly resurrected Crowley.
** STAN AGAINST EVIL Season 3: IFC has announced that horror-comedy series STAN AGAINST EVIL has been picked up for a third season slated to air in the fall of 2018. Created by Dana Gould and starring John C. McGinley and Janet Varney, STAN AGAINST EVIL has grown its dedicated fan base since originally debuting in 2016, with The New York Times calling it a "gruesome, deadpan delight."
STAN AGAINST EVIL Season 2 concluded in November 2017 with Stan Miller (McGinley) and Sheriff Evie Barret (Varney) accidentally opening a portal into the past, allowing the 17th century demons to create new mayhem in their quaint town of Willard's Mill. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
----- January 11, 2018 -----
** INSIDIOUS crossover with SINISTER: Both film series belong to Blumhouse Productions and whilst out doing an interview to promote INSIDIOUS THE LAST KEY, the fourth film in that particular series, producer Jason Blum was asked about a potential crossover.
Surprisingly he revealed the idea was something that had already been under consideration and could still happen. He tells CinePop: "I hope so. I want to. We almost did INSIDIOUS and SINISTER and I still feel like we might do that so, I think so. I think we're going to cross our worlds at some point. I don't know how yet but we're gonna try." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** HELLRAISER JUDGMENT: The dreaded Pinhead returns in the next terrifying chapter of the classic Hellraiser series. Three detectives trying to stop a diabolical serial killer are sucked into a maze of otherworldly horror, where hellish denizens including the Auditor, the Assessor, and the Jury await to pass judgment. HELLRAISER JUDGMENT Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.
** SULPHUR FOR LEVIATHAN: The newest blending of arthouse and horror from experimental filmmaker James Quinn. The film revolves around a nun, who suddenly finds herself progressively fantasizing about things that shouldn't be in her head, increasingly having to face her own doings of blasphemy, all leading up to something demonically dark and sinister. Portrayed in a surreal manner both in color and black and white, with a heavy focus on elegant cinematography, the film tells a satanic tale of unfulfilled desires, lust, blasphemy and existential dread, packed in a controversial and disturbing, but calm and poetic experience that is heavily inspired by Andrei Tarkovsky, with a touch of satanism.
** DAY OF THE DEAD BLOODLINE: The film arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital February 6 from Lionsgate. Fear goes viral in this terrifying retelling of George A. Romero's zombie horror classic. Five years after an epidemic nearly wiped out the world's population, Dr. Zoe Parker lives in an underground bunker among a small group of military personnel and survivalists, working on a cure while fighting armies of the undead. When a dangerous patient from Zoe's past infiltrates the bunker, he just might hold the key to saving humanity . . . or ending it.
** THE SANDMAN: The film comes to DVD on March 6 from Lionsgate. Madison is a little girl with the unfortunate ability to bring her nightmares to life. As death follows her close ones she realizes the Sandman in her nightmares is the real killer. Starring Haylie Duff and Tobin Bell, they must help Madison fight the monster to end the killings for good.
----- January 8, 2018 -----
** THE STRANGERS PREY AT NIGHT: A road trip to visit relatives takes a dangerous turn when a family arrives at a secluded mobile home park that's mysteriously deserted -- until three masked psychopaths show up. The film is set to debut March 9, 2018, almost ten years after the release of the original film.
** WINCHESTER: Helen Mirren stars as Sarah Winchester, a widow and heiress who built an epic, unending mansion – featuring dead-ends and staircases to nowhere – that she believes has become haunted by spectres who have a score to settle with the family who built their fortune on blood. The film opens on February 2nd.
** INSIDIOUS THE LAST KEY: The film opened in second place in North America box office with an estimated $29.3 million from 3,116 theaters, an average of $9,392 per theater. With this weekend's opening, the nearly seven-year-old franchise has grossed more than $400 million worldwide, with INSIDIOUS THE LAST KEY actually outperforming the opening weekend of the previous film, INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 3 ($22.6 million). INSIDIOUS THE LAST KEY also began its international release with $20.1 million from more than 5,700 screens in 33 markets. Made for just $10 million, INSIDIOUS THE LAST KEY received a B- CinemaScore from audiences. Directed by Adam Robitel, the film stars Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Josh Stewart, Caitlin Gerard, Kirk Acevedo, Javier Botet, Bruce Davison, Spencer Locke, Tessa Ferrer, Ava Kolker, and Marcus Henderson. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** BAD APPLES: It's Halloween night, and two "bad apples" decide to play some wicked tricks on the one house in a suburban cul-de-sac that is not celebrating Halloween. They terrorize a young couple in their home and these tricks become increasingly more sinister as the night progresses, finally ending in a Halloween the entire neighborhood will never forget. Brea Grant, Graham Skipper, Andrea Collins and Danielle Reverman star in a Bryan Coyne film, out 2/6 on VOD.
----- January 5, 2018 -----
** HALLOWEEN reboot remake sequel: Omega Underground reports that a new casting call sent out for the upcoming HALLOWEEN has confirmed a start of filming in mid-January. Said casting call seeks extras of both genders and all ethnicities to play high school students. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** TRUTH OR DARE: A college student is haunted by a supernatural presence after being tricked into playing a game of 'Truth or Dare'. Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions have released the first trailer and poster for the upcoming horror film that arrives in theaters April 27, 2018.
** Scream Factory update: This April we have a horrifying handful of obscure hidden gems to bring to the Blu-ray format for the first time ever! Our colorful assortment includes:
CRUCIBLE OF HORROR (1971) - This horrifying film tells the story of Edith (Yvonne Mitchell), a terrorized wife, who, along with her daughter, plots to kill her husband, Walter (Michael Gough), to end his abusive treatment of them. They poison him and make his death look like a suicide. But they didn't count on one thing: Walter isn't ready to die...
Street Date: April 10th
DAUGHTERS OF SATAN (1972) - Be careful what you witch for with this spellbinding thriller that delves into the realms of ancient covens and the conquistadors who loathe them. Tom Selleck (Magnum P.I.) delivers a commanding performance as James Robertson, an antique dealer living in Manila. James buys a Spanish painting dating back to 1592 from an art gallery ... because the painting depicts three witches being burned at the stake and one of the witches has an uncanny resemblance to James' wife, Chris. But the similarity turns out to be much more than a coincidence when Chris becomes possessed by the spirit of her evil doppelganger. She soon meets two local women who resemble the other two witches from the painting. The three decide to murder James, as he may be a descendant of the conquistador responsible for the burning of the original coven.
Street Date: April 24th
SUPERBEAST (1972) - Dr. Alix Pardee (Antoinette Bower) travels to the Philippines when she hears some people have been attacked by a humanoid creature. Once there, she finds that these beasts are the product of Dr. Bill Fleming (Craig Littler). Fleming is trying to cure criminals by genetically engineering their brains. These experiments are creating half-man, half-beasts. In a nod to The Most Dangerous Game, the beast are set loose and hunted by the doctor's evil benefactor.
Street Date: April 10th
FULL MOON HIGH (1981) - The problem of a typical high-school teenager takes on monstrous proportions in this comical send up of horror movies from legendary cult filmmaker Larry Cohen. The most important thing to quarterback Tony Walker (Adam Arkin, Halloween H20) is to win the big game against archrival Simpson High. But this plan soon changes when his ultra-right-wing dad (Ed McMahon) drags him along on a spy mission for the CIA. In Romania, Tony is bitten by a werewolf – and that's when things really start to get hairy! Now, whenever there's a full moon, he transforms into a growling beast that hungrily chases down beautiful girls. Cursed to live forever as a teenager with uncontrollable urges, Tony realizes he must find a way to the end this cycle of animalistic excess.
Street Date: April 10th
----- January 3rd, 2018 -----
** CLOVERFIELD multiverse film dated: The third in the series, has gotten yet another new release date. Paramount Pictures has confirmed that the film has moved from February 2, 2018 to April 20, 2018.
The film, known earlier as GOD PARTICLE is said to revolve around an American space station that, after an accident with a particle accelerator, suddenly finds that Earth has vanished altogether. Things get stranger when they then pick up traces of another space station nearby. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** SLENDER MAN: The urban legend gets the feature film treatment. In theaters May 18, 2018.
----- December 29, 2017 -----
** MOM AND DAD: Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair star in this pitch-black horror comedy about a worldwide mass hysteria where, for 24 brutal hours, parents turn violently against their own children. The film was first screened for Midnight Madness audiences at the Toronto International Film Festival and hits both limited release and VOD on January 19th.
** SUSPIRIA remake: Filmmaker Luca Guadagnino has a lot of good will right now coming off the success of CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, and he's going to need it as he recently had the audacity to remake Dario Argento's 1970s horror masterpiece SUSPIRIA. Despite a stellar cast including Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, Mia Goth and Chloe Grace Moretz, tackling such a beloved piece of work is bound to be controversial and the director is quite aware of the criticism he's already facing and spoke with The Guardian about his approach:
"Every movie I make is a step inside my teenage dreams, and SUSPIRIA is the most remarkably precise teenage megalomaniac dream I could have had. I saw the poster when I was 11 and then I saw the film when I was 14, and it hit me hard. I immediately started to dream about making my own version of it.
So in a way it makes me smile when I hear people say, 'How dare you remake SUSPIRIA. Typical commerce-driven mentality.' I was just a boy who had seen a movie that made him what he became. So that's how I am approaching it: a homage to the incredible, powerful emotion I felt when I saw it.
Do you stop watching Tristan and Isolde's mise-en-scene because Patrice Chereau's was so incredible? No, there will be a new one that will be fantastic. How many Hamlets have we experienced in our lifetimes that were fantastic? Human art is not about inventing originality, it's about finding a new point of view." (thnaks to DarkHorizons.com)
----- December 22, 2017 -----
** Netflix's DARK Season 2: Netflix has renewed its first German original production, Dark, for a second season. The acclaimed drama, created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, has resonated with audiences in Germany and around the world, including the U.S., Brazil, Italy, Turkey, Spain and France among other countries. Dark, a family saga with a supernatural twist, is now one of the most-watched entirely non-English shows on Netflix, a German series that transcends borders to connect with audiences in every country.
Kelly Luegenbiehl, Vice President of International Originals for Netflix, said: "When we first heard about 'Dark,' we realized very early on that we hadn't seen anything like this show before — in Germany or anywhere else in the world. 'Dark' is a testament that great storytelling transcends geography. We're excited that our members around the globe are captivated by the mysterious world of Winden, and will now be able to continue to see how the story unfolds."
Showrunners Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese talking about the audience reception and the renewal of season two, added: "We are overwhelmed by the response to DARK and are thrilled that our story has been a success with a global audience. Viewers have been captivated by the secrets of our protagonists and have taken delight in unravelling the various puzzles that the story presents. To know that we will now embark on our next journey is, for us showrunners, a dream come true. And our fans can be sure that we have plenty of surprises in store for the second season of DARK."
Producer Quirin Berg concluded: "Jantje Friese, Baran Bo Odar, our wonderful actors and our fantastic team have put an incredible amount of energy into making DARK a unique and gripping series. We thank all of those who have accompanied us on this path. And we thank Netflix for their trust and for the excellent cooperation. We are extremely happy that DARK has by now received such an overwhelming response, both in Germany and around the world, and we are particularly thrilled about the quick decision by Netflix to take it into a second season. We can hardly wait to continue telling the story!" (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** IT Extended Cut coming to Blu-ray: With the horror blockbuster IT now available on Digital and arriving on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack January 9, 2018 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, you'd think Stephen King fans would be satisfied. However, New Line Cinema will be giving the film an IT extended cut a few months later. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
----- December 21, 2017 -----
** Nick Castle returns as The Shape in HALLOWEEN: Forty years after he terrorized Jamie Lee Curtis' Laurie Strode in the original, actor Nick Castle is reprising the role of 'The Shape' – the masked killer Michael Myers in the new HALLOWEEN film.
A direct sequel to John Carpenter's 1978 original that ignores all the other sequels, Curtis reprises her role alongside Judy Greer and Andi Matichak as her onscreen daughter and granddaughter respectively.
Additionally, stunt performer and actor James Jude Courtney has also been cast to play Myers for select scenes. Castle shared the role with Tony Moran in the original. Carpenter will score, executive produce and serves as a consultant on the film which will be released on Friday, October 19th 2018. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** WINCHESTER: CBS Films has released the poster for the upcoming film, which stars Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke, Sarah Snook and Angus Sampson. Set to debut in theaters on February 2, 2018. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** CANNIBAL FARM: From filmmaker Charlie Steeds and starring Kate Marie Davies, Barrington De La Roche, David Lenik, Rowena Bentley, Toby Wynn-Davies, and Peter Cosgrove. The Harver family head out on an idyllic summer camping trip where they can bury past tensions and enjoy some family bonding. But when their camp is sabotaged by an unseen intruder in the night, they head to the nearby creepy old farm desperate for help, where vengeful farmer Hunt Hansen and his hideously deformed son aren't farming animals...
This January, fight to survive or get eaten alive! CANNIBAL FARM on VOD January 2 from High Octane Pictures.
----- December 18, 2017 -----
** THE STRANGERS PREY AT NIGHT: Here's a new poster for the film which is set to debut March 9, 2018, almost ten years after the release of the original film.
** THE BAD SEED remake: Rob Lowe is set to both direct and star in a gender-swapped remake of iconic 1956 horror film THE BAD SEED for Lifetime. Negotiations are underway with rights holders Warner Bros. Pictures for the project. The lead role will remain female, but the gender of the parent is being switched up. Nancy Kelly scored an Oscar nomination for her work in the original as the mother of a young daughter who is evil. That's being changed to a single father with Lowe in the r
In the story, a terrible event happens the young Emma's school and her father (Lowe) has to question everything he knows about her. Can he keep her involvement a secret or will he have to stop her from harming others? Barbara Marshall (WISH UPON) will pen the new take based on both the original film and the William Marsh novel source material. Casting is currently underway and production is looking at a start in early 2018. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** THE SILENCE: Global Road Entertainment has acquired the U.S. rights to THE SILENCE. The film is based on the novel by the New York Times best-selling author Tim Lebbon, with plans to release it in 2018. The announcement was made by Rob Friedman, Chairman and CEO of Global Road Entertainment.
The film is about the story of a family struggling to survive in a world terrorized by a deadly, primeval species who have bred for decades in the pitch darkness of a vast underground cave system, hunting only with their acute hearing. As the family seeks refuge in a remote haven where they can wait out the invasion, they start to wonder what kind of world will remain when they're ready to emerge. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
----- December 15, 2017 -----
** JIGSAW: The sequel to the successful SAW series comes to Digital HD January 9 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD January 23 from Lionsgate. The police are investigating a new series of grisly murders that lead straight to the twisted mind of John Kramer, a man that has been dead for over a decade.
4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray special features:
- Audio Commentary with Producers Mark Burg, Oren Koules, and Peter Block
- "I Speak for the Dead: The Legacy of Jigsaw" 7-Part Documentary
"A New Game"
"You Know His Name"
"Survival of the Fittest"
"Death by Design"
"The Source of Fear"
"The Truth Will Set You Free"
- "The Choice is Yours: Exploring the Props" Featurette
** THE TURNING: Finn Wolfhard is set to star opposite Mackenzie Davis in the classic haunted house tale for Amblin Entertainment. An adaptation of Henry James' novella "The Turn of the Screw," which was previously brought to the screen in Jack Clayton's 1961 film THE INNOCENTS, the story follows a young woman hired as the governess to two orphans at a large country estate.
She soon becomes convinced that the country mansion they live in is haunted. Wolfhard will play one of the orphans. Jade Bartlett is penning the most recent draft from Chad & Carey Hayes' original script. Floria Sigismondi is on board to direct while Scott Bernstein and Roy Lee are producing with filming to begin early 2018. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** THE ENVELOPE: Here's the trailer for the just released Russian horror film.
----- December 14, 2017 -----
** INSIDE remake: From director Miguel Angel Vivas. Young mother-to-be Sarah is trying to rebuild her broken life: recently widowed in a shattering car crash that left her partially deaf, with her baby's birth uncomfortably long overdue and alone, unpacking in unfamiliar surroundings having just moved home. She can only just stay afloat. As night descends on her deserted suburban street, there's an unexpected arrival at the doorstep: Sarah receives a most unwelcome visitor.
** MANIAC COP remake: While it looks like the Nicolas Winding Refn remake is cancelled, check out this beautiful poster they made for it.
** INSIDIOUS THE LAST KEY: Here's some of the posters for the upcoming film, which comes out January 5, 2018.
----- December 13, 2017 -----
** AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON remake: Last year, screenwriter Max Landis confirmed the rumours that he would be rebooting his own father's film. Now, the writer has offered an update on his progress and even teased some changes he may have already made. "Finishing my first draft of AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON today," he wrote on Twitter. "Took me way longer than usual because every time I opened the Final Draft file my laptop would slam closed under the weight of my father's expectations."
A fan posed a question to Landis about a sequence in the original film, specifically about the village of East Proctor, its citizens, why they didn't attempt to stop the werewolf before the events of the film, and whether they knew him as a person or not. Landis replied: "Answering this question and the nature of the village's role in the plot in the second and third act as of now are the biggest changes I've made to the original structure… I always wondered about that Pentagram. Doing some fun stuff." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** INSIDIOUS THE LAST KEY: In the supernatural thriller, which welcomes back franchise standout Lin Shaye as Dr. Elise Rainier, the brilliant parapsychologist faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet: in her own family home. In theaters January 5, 2018.
----- December 12, 2017 -----
** Stephen King's PET SEMATARY: A remake of the Stephen King classic, has been given a slot on April 19, 2019. The following is how the 1983 book is described as follows: The road in front of Dr. Louis Creed's rural Maine home frequently claims the lives of neighborhood pets. Louis has recently moved from Chicago to Ludlow with his wife Rachel, their children and pet cat. Near their house, local children have created a cemetery for the dogs and cats killed by the steady stream of transports on the busy highway. Deeper in the woods lies another graveyard, an ancient Indian burial ground whose sinister properties Louis discovers when the family cat is killed. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK: André Øvredal, director of THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE and TROLLHUNTERS, is set to helm the upcoming horror film SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK, according to Deadline web site. The original plan was for Guillermo Del Toro to direct the pic, but instead he'll now produce with Sean Daniel, Jason Brown and Elizabeth Grave. Back in late 2013, CBS Films nabbed the rights to develop Alvin Schwartz's beloved children's book anthology SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK into a feature film.
SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK follows a group of teens who have to solve the mystery of the deaths occurring in their town. The most recent draft of the script was written by Kevin Hageman and Dan Hageman. Production is set to begin next summer. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** THE HOUSEMAID: Eureka Entertainment to release THE HOUSEMAID, a refreshing update of the gothic-horror genre, as part of its new Montage Pictures range in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 19 February 2018. First-time director Derek Nguyen makes a captivating debut with THE HOUSEMAID.
Linh is a docile and hardworking poor orphaned girl who comes to Sa Cat seeking a housemaid job. Sebastien Laurent is a French captain and owner of the Sa Cat rubber plantation. For years, the massive mansion is rumoured to have ghosts, particularly those of Camille – Sebastien's late wife—and the mistreated plantation workers. Once Linh comes to Sa Cat, she begins to hear strange sounds, have frightening dreams, and witness bizarre occurrences. After some time, Linh and Captain Laurent become close to each other and develop a romance. However, their love soon awakens the vengeful souls of Sa Cat plantation.
----- December 11, 2017 -----
** ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?: Paramount Pictures have set their feature film adaptation of the '90s horror series ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK? for October 11, 2019.
** HALLOWEEN: Andi Matichak has been cast in David Gordon Green and Danny McBride's HALLOWEEN, according to Deadline web site. The Blumhouse and Universal Pictures production also stars Judy Greer and Jamie Lee Curtis. Andi Matichak will play Allyson, the daughter of Greer's character. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** CRYSTAL EYES (MIRADA DE CRISTAL): Buenos Aires, 1985. It's the first anniversary of the death of Alexis Carpenter, the unstable supermodel who died tragically when she was set on fire while closing a runaway show.
Lucia L'uccello - Editor-in-Chief of the most important magazine in Buenos Aires - chooses supermodels Eva Lantier and Irene del Lago to honor Alexis on the cover of the anniversary issues dedicated to the famous model. The night before the photo shoot, Alexis's original dresses that were going to be used by the models are stolen. From that moment, members of the important fashion magazine and the agency begin to disappear, one by one, at the hands of a stealthy, sinister female silhouette in a long black leather raincoat. Is someone seeking revenge? Or has Alexis returned from the grave?
----- December 4, 2017 -----
** STRANGER THINGS Season 3 confirmed: Netflix announced on friday that STRANGER THINGS Season 3 has been given the green light!
** HALLOWEEN reboot remake sequel: Comedian and writer Danny McBride has spoken some more about the HALLOWEEN film that he and director David Gordon Green are working on. As we know it's a direct sequel to John Carpenter's 1978 original, one that ignores all the others, and sees Jamie Lee Curtis returning to the role of Laurie Strode. McBride tells Charleston City Paper that they also intend to keep the first film's focus on tension over gore:
"We're trying to. The original is all about tension. Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) doesn't even know that Michael Myers exists until the last minutes of the movie. So much of it you're in anticipation of what's going to happen and the dread that Carpenter spins so effortlessly in that film, I think we were really trying to get it back to that. We're trying to mine that dread. Mine that tension and not just go for gore and ultra-violence that you see some horror movies lean on. To us, it was all about bringing back the creep factor and trying to find the horror in your own backyard, in our own homes." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)