It's here in the Archives section that you will find the news of the last three months.
----- September 13, 2018 -----
** FUCK YOU ALL THE UWE BOLL STORY: The question at the center of Uwe Boll's story has existed since early on in his career: Is Uwe the worst filmmaker of all time? FUCK YOU ALL THE UWE BOLL STORY is a documentary that explores the unique life and career of the notorious renegade filmmaker. Through personal interviews with Uwe Boll himself, the people who have worked faithfully alongside him, his harshest critics and everyone in-between, this film offers an entertaining and somewhat shocking portrait of this lightning rod of the film industry.
** THE CONJURING 3: In an interview with Cinema Blend, producer Peter Safran revealed that they are planning to begin production next year for upcoming third installment of Warner Bros. Pictures' THE CONJURING. He also added that they are hoping to release THE CONJURING 3 in 2020.
"It's actually coming along great. David Leslie Johnson is working on the screenplay, and I feel pretty confident they will have that one up and running next year." Safran said.
Last year, it was confirmed that THE CONJURING 3 is in the process of development at Warner Bros. Pictures with THE CONJURING 2 screenwriter David Leslie Johnson returning to write the third film. THE CONJURING Universe creator James Wan (SAW) and Peter Safran are producing the film. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** PRESIDENT EVIL: A parody of the original HALLOWEEN film, PRESIDENT EVIL sees Michael Myers disguised as Trump as he gets about suburbia, hell-bent on killing minorities.
----- September 12, 2018 -----
** CANDYMAN remake: GET OUT filmmaker Jordan Peele is rumored to be attached to produce a remake of iconic 1992 horror film CANDYMAN via his Monkey Productions company reports the Bloody Disgusting web site.
The rights to the franchise have reportedly become available and it's unclear who currently holds them, the films based on Clive Barker's short story "The Forbidden". Bernard Rose helmed the original in which anyone who says Candyman five times while looking into a mirror will see him appear and be killed by his rusty metal hook. Tony Todd and Virginia Madsen starred.
Two sequels followed but the franchise has been dead since 1999. At the present time, there is no word on whether or not if Peele intends to direct. He is currently filming his new original thriller US for a 2019 release. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** HALLOWEEN sequel: Reviews out of the Toronto International Film Festival for the new HALLOWEEN have been quite strong, so much so that talk of a sequel is already churning. Of course the film, a direct sequel to the 1978 original that ignores the seven other sequels, has to open first and be a success.
Additionally there's the complication that the film's producer Jason Blum has previously indicated they aren't planning the sequel. This week, whilst speaking at the festival, Blum clarified those comments saying they weren't correct and his Blumhouse production banner is open to a follow-up:
"No, I think that got a bit screwed up. I'd love to do sequels, and I hope we do a sequel and we will do a sequel if the movie performs. We're not going to decide if we do a sequel or not until we see the reaction to this movie. But I really hope to make it."
While Blumhouse has dominated the horror genre for the past few years with numerous one-off films and franchises, this represents their first attempt at rebooting a pre-existing franchise. The film's co-writer Danny McBride has also previously revealed that they have an idea for a sequel should the opportunity arise to do one. HALLOWEEN is set to open nationwide on October 19th. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** POLAROID: The Deadline web site reports that Netflix is working to acquire the rights to the new Lars Klevberg horror movie POLAROID. Initially, TWC (via Lantern Entertainment) had POLAROID slated for a Thanksgiving launch last year on October 4. The very next day, the New York Times ran their expose on Harvey Weinstein. Despite the fact that marketing and promotional materials were made for POLAROID by the end of the month, TWC had first moved the film to 2018 before pulling it from their schedule indefinitely. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** STRANGE NATURE: This September, It's man versus nature when wrestling superstar John Hennigan and acclaimed actor Stephen Tobolowsky play 'leapfrog' with mutated amphibians in Ojala Productions' highly-anticipated eco-thriller.
By moving in with her estranged hermit father in the backwoods of a small town, Kim (Lisa Sheridan) and son Brody find themselves in the middle of a horrendous phenomenon where deadly offspring mutations spread from animals to humans.
----- September 11, 2018 -----
** GOODNIGHT MOMMY remake: An English-language adaptation has officially been ordered with David Kaplan, producer of the indie horror hit IT FOLLOWS, set to produce for Animal Kingdom, according to the Deadline web site. Filming is set to begin in the third quarter of 2019 with Matt Sobel, the director of the well-received 2015 Sundance drama TAKE ME TO THE RIVER, helming the remake and Kyle Warren (LETHAL WEAPON) penning the script based on their vision for the film. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** HALLOWEEN: Here's the International trailer!
** ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE: Music. Christmas. Zombies. In theaters this holiday season.
** THE NUN: Warner Bros. Pictures' film has scared the competition away around the world and set a franchise record for THE CONJURING series. Opening to $53.5 million domestically, the prequel added another $77.5 internationally for a worldwide total of $131 million. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
----- September 7, 2018 -----
** Happy birthday Dario Argento!
** ASSASSINATION NATION: Here's the new trailer and poster for the upcoming film.
** THE WALKING DEAD: AMC has released the official synopsis and key art for the upcoming ninth season premiering on Sunday, October 7 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Last season brought the culmination of "All Out War," which pitted Rick Grimes and his group of survivors against the Saviors and their cunning leader, Negan. With Negan's life in his hands, Rick had a character-defining choice in front of him. By making the unilateral decision to spare Negan, Rick upheld the values of his late son, Carl, championed in order to build for the future, but created conflict within his group.
Now, we see our survivors a year and a half after the end of the war, rebuilding civilization under Rick's steadfast leadership. It is a time of relative peace among the communities as they work together, looking to the past to forge the future, but the world they knew is rapidly changing as man-made structures continue to degrade, and nature takes over, changing the landscape and creating new challenges for our survivors.
As time passes, the communities confront unexpected obstacles, danger, and of course, walkers, but nothing quite prepares them for the formidable force they are about to encounter, which threatens the very idea of civilization that our survivors have worked so hard to build.
** SUSPIRIA remake: Here's yet another poster for the upcoming film.
----- September 6, 2018 -----
** HALLOWEEN: Here's the new poster for the upcoming film, which will hit the theaters on October 19.
** A SPRIGGAN: The Deadline web site reports that actor John Boyega (STAR WARS) will serve as an executive producer on the upcoming UK fantasy/horror flick A SPRIGGAN. The movie is being directed by Keir Burrows, with Josephine Rose as producer. Boyega joins the project via his company Upper Room Productions, which also co-produced the PACIFIC RIM sequel alongside Lionsgate.
"I'm really excited to be joining A SPRIGGAN and the team behind it. In my producing projects, I'm looking for film-maker driven, world-building, cinematic pieces, and have found in Josephine Rose another producer who shares that creative vision and commercial ambition. We're looking forward to working with Keir Burrows to explore the monsters of real-life through a dark, twisted, fairy-tale world of the Spriggan," said Boyega about the film. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** BETTER OFF ZED: For the last decade, Guy (Graham Sibley) has worked a mentally and physically demanding 60-hour week, a soul-crushing daily grind that has frayed his nerves; while his wife Paige (Christine Woods), a free spirit with multiple fine arts degrees to her name, has spent their marriage chasing creative inspiration.
When the zombie apocalypse arrives, Guy is ecstatic: no more grueling work, no more monotony, no more hopeless future. He spends his days in idyllic splendor, living life in the moment… while Paige snaps into survival mode and takes on the role of pragmatist, figuring out how to secure their perimeter and stretch out their food supply, while following news reports for any glimmer of hope that they might be able to escape. The couple—in essence—has switched places. And in this new dynamic, all of the small fissures pressured beneath the surface of their relationship finally crack open, forcing them to deal not only with Armageddon, but with a potentially far more horrifying reality… each other.
BETTER OFF ZED serves as a metaphor for the claustrophobia of modern living and modern relationships, as well as the struggle for the inner artist in all of us. It also explores the question, are you with the right partner to face the end with? The film is available through SP Releasing on iTunes, Amazon, DirectTV, GooglePlay, Sony PSN, Walmart and other outlets throughout the US.
** HALLOWEEN: The new trailer is here! Universal Pictures will release Trancas International Films, Blumhouse Productions and Miramax's Halloween on Friday, October 19, 2018. Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
** SUSPIRIA remake: Radiohead composer Thom Yorke shared a song from the upcoming soundtrack, which will be available on XL Recordings, October 26th.
** THE MEG: Here's a look at the visual effects by Scanline VFX, Sony Pictures Imageworks with some action of ZIVA VFX tool to create THE MEG!
----- September 4, 2018 -----
** SUSPIRIA remake: There was applause and whistling, and there were also boos and walkouts at the press screening, and so Luca Guadagnino's SUSPIRIA premiered at the Venice Film Festival to the exact kind of reaction you'd expect a 2.5 hour brutal, gory, slow-burn arthouse horror title would get. That includes the actual premiere itself where it received an eight-minute standing ovation.
Reviews seem to be similarly split – wildly divisive with some labelling it a masterpiece, others calling it a self-serious bore. All say this new take on Dario Argento's 1977 supernatural classic is completely different to Argento's garishly excessive and neon-soaked fever dream original, and many are labelling it "this year's MOTHER!" in terms of the likely reactions. thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** DACHRA: Yassmine, a Tunisian journalism student, and her two male buddies set out on a university assignment to solve the cold case of Mongia, a woman found mutilated 25 years ago, now imprisoned in an asylum, suspected of witchcraft. As they pursue their investigation, the three friends stumble into the archaic and ominous world of Dachra, an isolated countryside compound filled with goats, silent women, mysterious drying meat and steaming pots. They're welcomed to stay overnight by the jovial yet menacing cult leader, but when Yassmine discovers Dachra's secrets, she must escape before she is consumed.
----- September 3rd, 2018 -----
** SUSPIRIA remake: The recent trailer for Luca Guadagnino's upcoming remake of SUSPIRIA suggests the film will be going beyond the original movie's brief and delve into the 'Three Mothers' mythology that was spread across Dario Argento's films.
Argento's original films revolved around three powerful witches – Mater Tenebrarum (Mother of Darkness), Mater Lachrymarum (Mother of Tears) and Mater Suspiriorum (Mother of Sighs) – with each only appearing once in one of three of his films – 1977's SUSPIRIA, 1980's INFERNO and 2007's THE MOTHER OF TEARS.
The original SUSPIRIA worked effectively as a standalone, but with the new film's much roomier 152-minute runtime it begs the question as to whether there will be setups or hints for a sequel in this. Guadagnino tells Deadline that he's certainly open to the possibility:
"At the beginning we were going to title the movie SUSPIRIA: Part One but we didn't want to give the impression of something that couldn't stand alone. Truthfully, I'd be interested to explore the origin of Madame Blanc and Helena Markos and also the future of Suzy Bannion in the world. So maybe. We'll have to see how the movie goes."
He also confirms there's an after-credits sequence – one in which a "character is looking forward towards something". The question is whether the film will be profitable enough to do a sequel. Costing a quite economical $20 million, the film doesn't have to make much to be a hit – but the long runtime filled with what is reportedly some truly disturbing and unrelenting horrific imagery will probably prevent the film from being widely embraced even if the critics adore it. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** SEEDS: Trevor Long (OZARK, KILLING THEM SOFTLY) stars in this psycho-sexual fairytale about battling inner demons and selfish desires. SEEDS explores the human struggle with right and wrong and the often blurry line that separates love and weakness and a man from a monster. SEEDS investigates the idea of damnation, redemption and that there is a presence of order by a governing energy in all things. The screenplay was written by Steven Weisman; based on an original story by Owen Long.
** GONJIAM HAUNTED ASYLUM: Based on the local legends and stories of people who've visited the real-life abandoned hospital, GONJIAM HAUNTED ASYLUM follows the crew of a horror web show who plan to stream live from inside the asylum. To attract more viewers, the show's host arranges some scares for the team, but as they move further into the nightmarish old building, they begin to encounter much more than expected. GONJIAM HAUNTED ASYLUM, terrorizing on digital, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD September 18 from Well Go USA Entertainment.
** JOHNNY GRUESOME: High school students Eric Carter and Johnny Grissom are best friends. Johnny is a heavy metal rebel nicknamed "Johnny Gruesome" by his classmates. When Johnny is murdered while on a drunken joyride, his killer persuades Eric and Johnny's girlfriend to help him make the murder look like an accidental death. Johnny returns from the grave as a murderous, wisecracking zombie hell bent on revenge. From Uncork'd Entertainment, JOHNNY GRUESOME on VOD 10/16 and DVD 1/1/2019.
----- August 31, 2018 -----
** A QUIET PLACE sequel: Paramount has announced that the sequel to the smash horror hit A QUIET PLACE will premiere on May 15, 2020.
** SUSPIRIA remake: Here's two more posters for the upcoming film, which will officially debut in theaters on November 2.
** CASTLEVANIA season 2: Here's the poster for the new season of the video game adaptation, which is coming out on Netflix on October 26.
** I'LL TAKE YOUR DEAD: William has a simple job: he makes dead bodies disappear. Through circumstances out of his control, his little farm house in the country has become a dumping ground for the casualties of the gang related murders in the nearby city. His daughter Gloria has become used to the rough looking men dropping off corpses and is even convinced that some of them haunt their house. After a woman's body is dumped at the house, William begins his meticulous process when he realizes that she's not actually dead. As the gang activity increases, William patches up the woman and holds her against her will until he can figure out what to do with her. As they begin to develop an unusual respect for each other, the woman's murderers get word that she's still alive and make a plan to finish what they started.
----- August 30, 2018 -----
** HALLOWEEN: In keeping with the tradition of the first half of the franchise, the upcoming HALLOWEEN movie is getting an official novelization that will hit shelves on October 23 and written by John Passarella. The novel's official premise is as follows: "In 1978, Laurie Strode survived an encounter with Michael Myers, a masked figure who killed her friends and terrorized the town of Haddonfield, Illinois on Halloween night. Myers was later gunned down, apprehended and committed to Smith's Grove State Hospital.
For forty years, memories of that nightmarish ordeal have haunted Laurie and now Myers is back once again on Halloween, having escaped a routine transfer, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. This time, Laurie is prepared with years of survival training to protect herself, her daughter Karen and her daughter Allyson, a teenager separated from her family and enjoying Halloween festivities." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** RAMPANT: A new trailer is out for Kim Sung-hoon's South Korean period zombie film. The story is set during the reign of the Joseon dynasty in Korea. Hyun Bin stars as Yi Chung, the king's son and master martial artist who returns home when called upon by Crown Prince Yi Young (Kim Tae-woo) to deal with nightmarish monsters plaguing the country. The film is slated to open in October in Korea, no other release dates have been set yet.
** SUSPIRIA remake: Here's a clip from the upcoming film in which Madame Blanc (Tilda Swinton) outlines plans for a new dance in which Susie Bannion (Dakota Johnson) can improvise freely.
** THE NUN: Here's a featurette on the upcoming film.
----- August 29, 2018 -----
** OVERLORD: Here's a new poster for the film, which will debut in theaters on November 9.
** CHILD'S PLAY remake: ComicBook.com reports that the upcoming CHILD'S PLAY remake from MGM and director Lars Klevberg will complete re-do the killer doll's origin. The new version of the killer doll won't be a doll possessed by a serial killer, but will be "A defective 'Buddy doll' whose programming code was hacked so that he has no limitations to learning and also violence." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** SUSPIRIA remake: Italian auteur Luca Guadagnino has been a long time fan of Dario Argento's famed 1977 cult film SUSPIRIA. Now, over forty years after it hit cinemas, he has remade it and taken the cult film in a new and quite different direction to the original. Set to have its world premiere in Venice this coming weekend ahead of an October release, the new film takes place in Berlin in 1977 and tells the story of a gifted dancer (Dakota Johnson) who joins a dance school run by a coven of witches.
Speaking with THR about his aims for the remake, he says the main goal is pure unadulterated fright: "I hope that the movie comes across as a relentless experience that's going to go deep into your skin all the way down into your spine. I want the movie to perform as the most disturbing experience you can have. The movie is about being immersed in a world of turmoil and uncompromising darkness."
Guadagnino dismisses claims of actress Tilda Swinton playing the role of Dr. Jozef Klemperer in the film, saying it's very much an 82-year-old German man with no previous acting credits:
"No, no. It's Lutz Ebersdorf. There was all this talk about Tilda playing the role and it came out of nowhere and I don't know why… I always like to cast people that are not necessarily actors. If you think of CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, I asked this lady that I saw bicycling in the countryside, Vanda Capriolo, to play Mafalda, and now she plays a role in SUSPIRIA. I like to think out of the box."
He also confirms he and musician Thom Yorke started working on the soundtrack even before they started shooting, and Argento himself has seen the film. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** HELL FEST: A masked serial killer turns a horror themed amusement park into his own personal playground, terrorizing a group of friends while the rest of the patrons believe that it is all part of the show.
----- August 28, 2018 -----
** THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: Legendary Entertainment is reportedly in the mix to score the rights to THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE franchise which is once again on the block reports Bloody Disgusting.
At this point, it's unclear what other studios are trying to secure the rights, but both a television series and more films are expected to be on their way in the future. Eight THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE films have been made to date since Tobe Hooper's 1974 original, the most recent was 2017's prequel LEATHERFACE starring Sam Strike, Stephen Dorff and Lili Taylor. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** HALLOWEEN: Here's a new photo of Michael Myers from the upcoming remake sequel.
** RABID remake: Here's the first look at Laura Vandervoort as Rose, the main character in RABID, itself a remake of David Cronenberg's 1977 classic. Written by Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska and John Serge, the film has already been sold to 101 FILMS in the UK, Shout! Studios in the US and A71 in Canada. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** MARA: Prepare to lose a whole lot of sleep when MARA arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD and Digital November 6 from Lionsgate. This film is currently available On Demand. Based on famous folklore, the film's expertly crafted story line tells the tale of criminal psychologist Kate Fuller, who starts to experience the same terrifying symptoms as the victims of an ancient demon who kills people in their sleep. The absolutely chilling MARA will be available on Blu-ray (plus Digital) and DVD for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.
----- August 27, 2018 -----
** SUSPIRIA remake trailer: Here's the second trailer. In the film, a darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe's artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.
** KILL CREEK: The Deadline web site reports that Showtime is currently in the process of developing a drama series adaptation of Scott Thomas' 2017 horror novel KILL CREEK. Director Scott Derrickson will be teaming up with UNDERGROUND co-creator Misha Green to executive produce the series.
KILL CREEK follows the story of best-selling horror author Sam McGarver, who reluctantly agreed to spend Halloween night in one of the country's most infamous haunted houses together with his three fellow masters of the macabre. Unfortunately, their normal Halloween night suddenly turns into a real nightmare due to an dark entity that they have awakened which will torment and threaten to make them a part of the bloody legacy of KILL CREEK. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** THE NUN: Here's a VR experience based on the upcoming film.
** SUSPIRIA remake posters: Here's characters posters from the upcoming film.
----- August 25, 2018 -----
** Goodbye forums
As you may have noticed, the forums are gone. My hosting provider wanted to transfer GOREZONE on a more reliable server. Sadly they couldn't transfer the forums database into the new server.
The forums has always been a special place for GOREZONE. From the Inside the Web days to phpBB. Through recent years, we went from a very active members participation to being extremely quiet. Everyone moved to various social media platforms. And now its officially our time.
You can join GOREZONE on both Facebook and Twitter. Let's continue talking and sharing our passion for horror films over there. Thank you!
----- August 24, 2018 -----
** HALLOWEEN remake: Here's some new photos of the upcoming film including a behind-the-scenes shot of Nick Castle reprising the same pose he did as The Shape forty years ago.
** JACOB'S LADDER remake: LD Entertainment's remake of Adrian Lyne's famed 1990 film JACOB'S LADDER, has targeted a February 1st 2019 release date. David M. Rosenthal directs the re-imagining, that stars Michael Ealy, Guy Burnet, Karla Souza and Nicole Beharie. The new version is said to be a modern day paranoid action thriller about two brothers. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** Netflix's DEATH NOTE sequel: Netflix is reportedly at work developing a sequel to the Adam Wingard-directed DEATH NOTE film adaptation which was released last year. The film wasn't a hit with fans or critics, but the streaming service says the first was a "sizeable success". No director has signed on to the project as yet, but writer Greg Russo will reportedly pen the script for the sequel. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** Sony Christmas horror movie: The Deadline web site brings word that a horror pitch from writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan for Platinum Dunes has been picked up by Sony. Platinum Dunes are the producer behind John Krasinski's A QUIET PLACE, the massive horror hit that was released earlier this year in April.
Only being referred to as an untitled Christmas movie for the time being, the outlet shared that the mysterious new horror pitch will be in the vein of I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER and SCREAM. The project was brought to Sony by Aaron Janus, executive producer for A QUIET PLACE. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** FREAKS: A disturbed father locks his bold 7-year-old daughter in a house, warning her of grave dangers outside. But the mysterious Mr. Snowcone convinces the girl to escape and join him on a quest for family, freedom, and revenge.
----- August 22, 2018 -----
** SLICE: From writer/director Austin Vesely and starring Chance the Rapper, Zazie Beetz, Rae Gray, Paul Scheer, and Joe Keery.
** DOWN A DARK HALL: Experience the dark powers and supernatural thrills within Blackwood Boarding School when DOWN A DARK HALL arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital October 16 from Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment.
Kit Gordy (AnnaSophia Robb), a difficult young girl, is sent to the mysterious Blackwood Boarding School when her heated temper becomes too much for her mother to handle. Once she arrives at Blackwood, Kit encounters eccentric headmistress Madame Duret (Uma Thurman) and meets the schools' only other students, four young women also headed down a troubled path. While exploring the labyrinthine corridors of the school, Kit and her classmates discover that Blackwood Manor hides an age-old secret rooted in the paranormal.
** Cambodian horror THE SPELL: A young wife Thida moves to a new home with her husband in countryside Cambodia. Thida starts to notice water puddles creeping out of nowhere in her new home, and is terrified seeing her own dead body floating in the pool. She finds an old letter that reveals her husband's secretive past.
A mysterious illness paralyzes her husband, and when the Doctor is unable to help she consults a Monk. The Monk warns her of the dark spirit that shadows her husband. Thida battles to protect her husband from the relentless dark spirit. She finds strength in her immense love for her husband, but will she succeed in saving him?
** THE NUN: When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows 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 2, as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.
----- August 21, 2018 -----
** Stephen King's PET SEMETARY: Filming has apparently wrapped on the new adaptation of the Stephen King novel from STARRY EYES directors Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch. John Lithgow, Jason Clarke and Amy Seimetz star in the film which opens in April.
** TROLL The Complete Collection: Eureka Entertainment to release TROLL The Complete Collection, a celebration of one of the greatest bad movies ever made, on Blu-ray as part of the Eureka Classics range from 8 October 2018. Featuring a Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase, with artwork designed by Devon Whitehead, and a collector's booklet featuring rare content.
Embraced by a generation of "bad" movie fans, TROLL 2 has become one of the most iconic cult films of its generation, and to this day regularly plays to sold-out theatres of adoring fans. Presented here alongside the first (and entirely unrelated) film, TROLL, as well as Best Worst Movie, the definitive documentary on the film's unexpected resurgence as a cult favourite, TROLL The Complete Collection is a celebration of one of the most unusual success stories in movie history.
TROLL – The Potter family is about to find out there's no place like home when a troublesome troll starts taking over their building, transforming each apartment into an overgrown garden of ancient evil and turning tenants into a horde of hairy hobgoblins.
TROLL 2 – After his family moves to the rural community of "Nilbog" (spoilers, it's goblin spelled backwards), a g-g-g-ghost warns young Joshua Waits that vegetarian goblins want to transform him and his family into plants and then eat them.
- Limited Edition O Card slipcase featuring artwork by Devon Whitehead
- 1080p presentation of TROLL, TROLL 2 and for the first time ever on Blu-ray, Best Worst Movie.
- DTS-HD MA 2.0 audio on TROLL and Best Worst Movie, with LPCM mono audio on TROLL 2
- Optional English SDH subtitles for TROLL and TROLL 2
- The Making of TROLL [50 mins]- featuring director John Carl Buechler, producer Charles Band, Writer Ed Naha, composer Richard Band and more
- Feature length audio commentary on TROLL 2 with Actors George Hardy and Deborah Reed
- Best Worst Movie - over an hour of deleted scenes and interview footage not included in the final cut of the documentary
- Interview with TROLL 2's Goblin Queen, Deborah Reed
- Screenwriting Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith, Michael Stephenson and George Hardy [audio only - 81 mins]
- Fan contributions
- "Monstrous" - Music Video by ECOMOG
- A limited edition collector's booklet featuring rare archival material
** Rob Zombie's THREE FROM HELL: Director Rob Zombie took to Instagram to reveal the final THREE FROM HELL character poster. This one features his wife, Sheri Moon Zombie, who will be reprising her role of Vera-Ellen "Baby" Firefly in the final installment of the horror trilogy. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
----- August 20, 2018 -----
** Blumhouse Productions update: Jason Blum took Twitter to answer fan's questions and with the upcoming HALLOWEEN reboot that Blumhouse has in the works the topic naturally shifted to what horror franchises he hopes his company can pick up. Over several tweets, the Blumhouse Productions boss revealed some interesting choices on what they're hoping for, as well as what films they passed on making, but noted that "chances are excellent" they tackle another big franchise.
Among the franchises that Blumhouse has either attempted to nab or may still try for are THE CROW, which has been in development purgatory for years, which made the list of hopeful possibilities. Blum also stressed that he's really trying for FRIDAY THE 13TH, though the rights to the franchise are currently tangled in a legal mess, making any acquisition difficult. Others he expressed interest in when prompted directly were ALIEN and SCREAM, saying 'Never say never.'
The most interesting revelations are that Blumhouse passed on a chance to remake the horror classic THE BLOB, and the company tried to acquire the rights to Stephen King's killer car story,CHRISTINE. The latter was turned into a movie by John Carpenter back in 1983. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** Stephen King's THE TOMMYKNOCKERS: Variety reports that former THE EXORCIST series showrunner Jeremy Slater is set to write the screenplay for Universal Pictures's film adaptation of Stephen King's THE TOMMYKNOCKERS. James Wan and Michael Clear will be teaming up with Roy Lee to produce the film.
"I'm pretty sure this is the first book I ever bought with my own money. It was 1988 and I was 10 years old. I'd borrowed other King novels from various friends and libraries, but this was the first one that was MINE," Slater wrote on Twitter. "In meetings I always joke that I was raised by the two Stephens—King and Spielberg—but that's not far from the truth. While other kids were playing sports or doing whatever cool kids do, I was spending the night in the Overlook, or hanging out in the sewers beneath Derry….Now, thirty years later, I'm beyond thrilled to be part of the team bringing THE TOMMYKNOCKERS to life. It just feels…right, you know? Like coming home…I can't wait for you to visit Haven. It's a hell of a town. Just don't go in the woods." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** AHOCKALYPSE: The Prairie Kings fight for the championship and their lives all in the same night. The Kings are on top of the world after winning the cup only to find out that the Zombie Ahockalypse has happened! The boys with some help from Barry Melrose try to avoid sudden death!
** WOLF CREEK TV series: Just in time for Halloween, the WOLF CREEK television series premieres on Pop with a special three-night horror binge: Sunday, Oct. 21 at 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m., ET/PT; Monday, Oct. 22 at 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m., ET/PT; and Tuesday, Oct. 23 at at 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m., ET/PT. Based on the cult-hit horror movie franchise and from its acclaimed creator/director Greg McLean, the WOLF CREEK television series centers on serial killer Mick Taylor (John Jarratt) as he terrorizes tourists in the Australian outback.
** KILLER KATE!: Estranged sisters -Kate and Angie -haven't spoken since Angie went to college and left Kate to care for their ailing father. In a show of reconciliation, several years after moving out, Angie invites Kate to her bachelorette party held at a remote house booked on a home-sharing app. The women are unaware that by booking this house, they're walking into a trap set in motion by a disturbed family of amateur killers who are out for blood to right a cosmic wrong. They soon become unwitting participants in a savage and often ridiculous life-or-death struggle that pits family against family, and past against present. In select theaters and available on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube Movies, Cable and Satellite On Demand on October 26th!
----- August 17, 2018 -----
** HALLOWEEN remake: Here's a teaser of the John Carpenter's soundtrack for the upcoming film.
** RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE: The Deadline web site is reporting that Jesse Williams (GREY'S ANATOMY) and Jordana Brewster (FAST AND FURIOUS) will be starring in Jay Baruchel's horror project RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE. The movie is based on the graphic novel by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray.
RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE follows the story of comic book creator Todd Walkley (Williams), along with his girlfriend, Kathy (Brewster), assistant Aurora (played by Niamh Wilson), and best friend and Hard Calibre Comics owner Ezra (Baruchel) as they go on a road trip. On their way from Toronto to New York for Comic-Con, bad things start to happen and people start getting killed in a fashion eerily similar to the kills portrayed in his Slasherman comic. It becomes clear that a very avid fan is out there following them and hurting people, and using Todd's comic as inspiration. As the bodies pile up, and Todd's friends and family become targets and victims themselves, Todd will be forced into taking responsibility for everything his ideas have wrought. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** SLENDER MAN: The teen horror film was cut back from its original R-rating to the PG-13 its theatrical cut was. Some edits were made to make sure the film's target audience of teenagers was able to see it.
However deep cuts came in the wake of the father of one of the children involved in a real-life violent attack surrounding the character came out against the film. As a result, the studio pulled back hard on the movie with several major scenes removed from the final cut without tidying – essentially resulting in an incomplete work. The edits didn't help, SLENDER MAN opened in fourth place at the domestic box office this weekend with a disappointing $11 million. (thanks to Bloody-Disgusting.com)
** THE NUN: Here's an International poster for the upcoming film.
----- August 16, 2018 -----
** A QUIET PLACE 2: According to a Platinum Dunes reps on Twitter; "Platinum Dunes has started developing #AQuietPlace 2."
** HALLOWEEN 4 THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS: You all know him—the featureless mask, iconic jumpsuit, and the plunging knife. Michael Myers has come back for more in an all-new haunted house!
** CASTLE ROCK Season 2: The anthology series has been given the greenlight for a second season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The streaming service announced that the series became the most successful first-season original launch upon its premiere at the end of July.
"Each season is going to be its own self-contained story: beginning, middle and end," co-showrunner Dustin Thomason told THR. "But I think that just as the books do, we want to surprise viewers with the ways in which the stories intersect. Just as the places the characters pop up in very unexpected ways throughout the books, that's the kind of anthology that we would like to tell. One of the things about the King universe or multiverse is that some very strange things can happen when it comes to the ways that the stories unfold, and hopefully there'll be surprises along the way in terms of how the anthology works in that way. It's pretty delicious that Kathy Bates played both Dolores Claiborne and Annie Wilkes when you really think about that question in the movie adaptations. But I think that there's something for us about being faithful to the way that Steve does it in the books, that almost feels like the anthology format has already been laid out for us." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** THEY HEAR IT: IT FOLLOWS director David Robert Mitchell has been set to pen the script for a feature film remake of the horror short THEY HEAR IT for Legendary Entertainment. Julian Terry, the writer-director behind the original short film, will helm the feature with Mitchell only coming onboard to pen and produce.
The story follows an ominous presence that stalks the children of a small town by emitting a mysterious noise called 'The Sound' that attracts younger people. Alex Heineman and Andrew Rona will produce. Terry's short THE NURSE won the grand prize for THE CONJURING Universe Short Film Contest. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
----- August 15, 2018 -----
** TRAIN TO BUSAIN sequel: A possible sequel to the 2016 zombie film is currently in its early planning stages, a representative for the film's director Yeon Sang Ho confirmed on August 13th.
"We are planning to begin filming in the first half of next year," the source told the press. "We still have not cast any actors, so we are still preparing a lot of different things." They added that the director does not plan to bring back any of the actors from the last film.
** Joe D'Amato's ANTHROPOPHAGOUS and ABSURD: On September 25th, Severin Films is regurgitating two of the gutsiest of grim grails ever forged by Italy's most infamous anti-human maestro, Joe D'Amato. ANTHROPOPHAGOUS (1980) and ABSURD (1981) are coming to Blu-Ray fully uncut and packed with special features to make you lose your lunch! To celebrate these gut-wrenching releases, Severin has also created epically upsetting merchandise that includes an ANTHROPOPHAGOUS plush toy with entrails that pull out of his stomach just like real innards!
ANTHROPOPHAGOUS special features:
- Don't Fear The Man-Eater: Interview with Writer/Star Luigi Montefiori a.k.a. George Eastman
- The Man Who Killed The Anthropophagus: Interview with Actor Saverio Vallone
- Cannibal Frenzy: Interview with FX Artist Pietro Tenoglio
- Brother And Sister In Editing: Interview With Editor Bruno Micheli
- Inside Zora's Mouth: Interview with Actress Zora Kerova
ABSURD special features:
- ROSSO SANGUE: Alternate Italian cut (with optional English subtitles)
- The Return of the Grim Reaper - Interview With Actor / Writer / Co-Producer Luigi Montefiore
- D'Amato on Video: Archive Interview With Director Aristide Massaccesi
- A Biker (Uncredited): Interview With Filmmaker/extra Michele Soavi
** THE NUN: The upcoming film is set for release on September 7.
----- August 14, 2018 -----
** SUSPIRIA remake: Here's a new photo from the upcoming film.
** HALLOWEEN remake: Here's a new photo from the upcoming film.
** NIGHT OF THE CREEPS: Eureka Entertainment to release Fred Dekker's NIGHT OF THE CREEPS, a simultaneously frightening and hilarious 80s horror classic, in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition as part of the Eureka Classics range from 8 October 2018. Presented with a Limited Edition O-Card slipcase and booklet [First print run only].
When an alien experiment goes awry, it crashes to Earth in 1959 and infects a young college student. 27 years later, his cryogenically-frozen body is thawed out by fraternity pledges, and the campus is quickly overrun by alien creatures - whose victims come back as zombies! Fred Dekker's supremely enjoyable throwback chiller deftly combines classic horror and sci-fi elements with delicious humour and loving in-jokes.
- Limited Edition O-Card slipcase [First Print Run Only]
- High-definition remaster of the director's cut
- Original stereo soundtrack and 5.1 surround audio options, presented in PCM and DTS-HD MA respectively on the Blu-ray
- Audio commentary by writer / director Fred Dekker
- Audio commentary by actors Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, Steve Marshall and Jill Whitlow
- Thrill Me: Making Night of the Creeps - an hour-long series of video pieces on the making of the film featuring new interviews with cast and crew
- Tom Atkins: Man of Action featurette
- Video Interview with Fred Dekker
- Deleted Scenes
- Original theatrical ending
- Trivia track subtitles
- Theatrical trailer
** THE NUN: Warner Bros. has released a new poster for the upcoming horror movie THE NUN, a spinoff in THE CONJURING universe. THE NUN is set for release on September 7.
----- August 13, 2018 -----
** THE MEG: The film is dramatically outperforming expectations, bringing in an estimated $16.5 million on Friday, heading toward what could possibly be a $40 million debut. For a film that cost a whopping $130 million officially ($150 million unofficially), that's not good but the hope is the Chinese market will save the day in this battle of Jason Statham versus a giant prehistoric shark. The Chinese producer also supplied much of the film's funding so Warners won't be too hurt by this.
THE MEG has been in development hell for twenty years, but got picked up when Warners nabbed the rights in 2015 and hired Eli Roth onboard to direct. He then left with NATIONAL TREASURE helmer Turteltaub taking over and the joint U.S. Chinese production kicked off late 2016. The other day Turteltaub revealed that while he always wanted a 'fun' tone for the film, he had to make edits to cut it down to a PG-13 including cutting out almost all the blood from the movie including some completed digital effects shots.
In a new interview with Collider, the film's star Jason Statham revealed that the film's tone and rating had changed from what he signed up for: "Scripts totally different. There was so many different … sometimes you just go, 'How did it happen? How did it go from this to this to this to that?… I'm just saying it was radically different… Jon's interpretation of this is a fun end of summer [movie]. It's full of humor.
It's a little bit more directed to a different taste of what my own is in terms of I like more gory adult stuff. I'm a lot older but I can't speak for what this film could possibly speak to a younger audience."
When told it was still alot of fun, Statham replied: "Yeah but you go, 'Where's the f–king blood?' It's like, 'There's a shark'." The film is now out in cinema. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** 47 METERS DOWN THE NEXT CHAPTER: Entertainment Studios has released the first teaser for the sequel of 2017's film.
** SLAUGHTERHOUSE RULEZ: Welcome to Slaughterhouse, an elite boarding school where boys and girls are groomed for power and greatness...and they're about to meet their match. This ancient and ordered world is about to be shaken to its foundations - literally - when a controversial frack site on prized school woodland causes seismic tremors, a mysterious sinkhole, and an unspeakable horror to be unleashed. Soon a new pecking order will be established as the pupils and teachers alike become locked in a bloody battle for survival.
** SLICE: Here's the first posters for A24's pizza delivery boy slasher film.
----- August 12, 2018 -----
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** THE FOG 4K restoration: John Carpenter's 1980 ghost story classic has undergone a full 4K restoration by StudioCanal and is returning to cinemas in time for Halloween this year. In the film, a tiny California coastal town prepares to commemorate its centenary when Reverend Malone (Hal Holbrook) stumbles upon a dark secret about the town's founding; radio announcer Stevie (Adrienne Barbeau) witnesses a mystical fire; and hitchhiker Elizabeth (Jamie Lee Curtis) discovers the mutilated corpse of a fisherman. A mysterious iridescent fog soon descends upon the village, and more people start to die
Made for a budget of just $1 million, the movie grossed $21 million at the box office and is very well reviewed, the same can't be said for the Tom Welling and Selma Blair-led 2005 remake which was widely panned. Eric Di Bernardo, Rialto Pictures' director of sales, spoke about the re-release saying: "THE FOG has been our most requested title for as long as we have handled the StudioCanal library here. It is Carpenter's most visually alluring film and we think it's been worth the wait."
The plan, for now, is to release the film at the Metrograph in New York, Landmark's Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles and the Music Box Theatre in Chicago starting on October 26th. Throughout Halloween week, the movie will also be screened at certain speciality theaters such as the Alamo Drafthouse. A 4K home video release isn't yet announced but will likely follow in coming months. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** The Official SAW Escape Experience: The Official SAW Escape is an immersive, multi-room (progressive) escape experience that brings to life twisted games inspired by the blockbuster SAW film franchise. Guests enter the historic Egan & Co. Meat Packing plant for an after-hours tour, only to find they are players in an elaborate game devised by the infamous Jigsaw killer and his disciples. By working together to combat their fears, venture far out of their comfort zones, and solve intricate puzzles, guests have the opportunity to win their freedom as they traverse the twists and turns of an entire factory of Jigsaw's games – one of the largest escape experiences in the world.
----- August 8, 2018 -----
** THE MEG: This week sees the release of Jon Turteltaub's giant prehistoric shark film which includes plenty of scenes of the huge beast chomping down on innocent swimmers off the Chinese coast. Speaking with the Bloody Disgusting web site, Turteltaub confirmed the film originally had too many R-rated gory scenes that had to be cut in order to keep the rating at PG-13. Not only were some of the scenes already filmed, but the digital effects were even complete for a number of them, only to be cut at the last minute:
"My wife is glad about it and I'm glad my kids can see the movie, but the number of really horrifying, disgusting and bloody deaths we had lined up that we didn't get to do is tragic… We shot or even did a lot of visual effects for (gory scenes)… We just realized there's no way we're keeping this PG-13 if we show this. It's too fun a movie to not let people who don't like blood and people who are under, say, fourteen years old into the theater. I was very hesitant to cut out a lot of blood and gore. I wouldn't have if I thought it was wrecking the story but it wasn't."
The film is being sold and lauded for its sense of fun far more than as a serious shark attack film, and Turteltaub says he was striving to keep that intact while editing the film. He also confirms there will be no director's or unrated cut for the home video release. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** THE FIRST PURGE: The fourth chapter in the thrilling franchise, arrives on Digital on September 18, 2018 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on October 2, 2018 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
- Deleted Scene
- A Radical Experiment - Cast and filmmakers discuss how THE FIRST PURGE expands on the themes of the franchise, making them more culturally relevant than ever before.
- Bringing the Chaos - Violence is inescapable in THE FIRST PURGE. Here we explore the elements that ramped up the action in the film and made it the most intense installment yet.
- The Masks of THE FIRST PURGE - A good disguise is a key part of a successful Purge night. In this featurette, we take a look at how the masks in the film added to the terror of THE FIRST PURGE.
** DEAD LOVE: Brandon is a young train engineer whose world is upended when his mother suddenly takes her own life. At the funeral home, he meets Fiona, a beautiful and mysterious mortician who takes a strong interest in him. Soon they discover they share a passion for music. And when Fiona serenades him with an ancient folk song, their lives become entwined for eternity. The film is making its VOD debut 8/21, followed by a DVD release in October.
----- August 7, 2018 -----
** THE EVIL DEAD 4K Ultra HD: The cult classic comes to 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital) on October 9 from Lionsgate. Experience four times the resolution of Full HD with 4K, as well as Dolby Vision HDR, to bring to life the stunning cinematography of this supernatural horror film. When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on a screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker.
** MONKEY SHINES: Eureka Entertainment to release MONKEY SHINES, George A. Romero's terrifyingly twisted thriller, on Blu-ray in the UK as part of the Eureka Classics range, in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition from 8 October 2018. Presented with a Limited Edition O Card slipcase [First print run only].
- 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray
- DTS-HD MA 5.1 and 2.0 audio options
- Optional English SDH subtitles
- New and exclusive feature length audio commentary by Travis Crawford
- Audio Commentary with director George A. Romero
- An Experiment in Fear – The Making of Monkey Shines - a lengthy retrospective with George A. Romero, stars Jason Beghe and Kate McNeil, executive producer Peter Grunwald, and special effects legends Tom Savini, Greg Nicotero and Everett Burrell.
- Alternate Ending and Deleted Scenes
- Behind-the-scenes footage, original EPK featurette, vintage interviews and news reports
- Trailers and TV spots
** Blue Underground update: Here's the covers of their upcoming releases.
----- August 6, 2018 -----
** THE GRUDGE reboot: The upcoming reboot of the supernatural horror franchise THE GRUDGE has hit a snag. Taka lchise, producer of the original JU-ON franchise which inspired the 2004 U.S. remake and its sequels, has filed a breach of contract lawsuit. Production company Good Universe acquired the rights to the film and planned to develop it on the condition Ichise be given a producer credit and paid an agreed upon fee. The suit claims that despite the contract, Good Universe has not given Ichise a producer credit.
The lawsuit comes as production on the remake, simply titled GRUDGE, is underway and already well into filming. Nicolas Pesce helms the film which stars Andrea Riseborough, Demian Bichir, John Cho, Lin Shaye, Jacki Weaver, Betty Gilpin, William Sadler, and Frankie Faison. The original dealt with a murder/suicide in a house in Japan, and the ghostly hauntings that followed. The remake, which again is being produced by Sam Raimi, is shifting to American suburbia. The new version opens August 16th 2019. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** MEET JIMMY: In the intense bidding war between major film studios, the Deadline web site is reporting that Paramount Pictures has won the rights to the short horror film, MMEET JIMMY. Paramount will work together with Platinum Dunes and The Picture Company to develop the horror short into a feature film.
MEET JIMMY was created by Dutch filmmakers David-Jan Bronsgeest and Tim Koomen. The short film is being compared to classic horror films like THE RING and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. The story revolves around a mysterious podcast that gives its listeners horrific consequences. Bronsgeest is set to be the film's director, while Shawn and Michael Rasmussen will be the ones who will the script alongside Koomen, who is also co-producer. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
----- August 3rd, 2018 -----
** PUPPET MASTER THE LITTLE REICH: Edgar is recently divorced and returns to his childhood home where he finds a nefarious looking puppet in his deceased brother's room. He decides to sell the doll for some quick cash at a small-town convention celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the infamous Toulon Murders. All hell breaks loose when a strange force animates the puppets at the convention, setting them on a bloody killing spree that's motivated by an evil as old as time. In Theaters August 17th.
** Netflix's APOSTLE: London, 1905. Prodigal son Thomas Richardson (Dan Stevens) has returned home, only to learn that his sister is being held for ransom by a religious cult. Determined to get her back at any cost, Thomas travels to the idyllic island where the cult lives under the leadership of the charismatic Prophet Malcolm (Michael Sheen). As Thomas infiltrates the island's community, he learns that the corruption of mainland society that they claim to reject has infested the cult's ranks nonetheless – and uncovers a secret far more evil than he could have imagined. The film will premiere globally on Netflix on October 12, 2018.
** THE MEG: Here's another new poster for the upcoming film, which debuts in theaters on August 10.
----- August 1st, 2018 -----
** SUSPIRIA remake: It was announced on Twitter that the film will run 152 minutes long, exactly one hour longer than the original film's 92-minute runtime. SUSPIRIA debut in theaters on November 2.
** A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET: Robert Englund who played villain Freddy Krueger has stated many times that he has no interest in reprising the character again, but appearing at a Summer Television Critics Association panel this week to promote Eli Roth's new "History of Horror" docu-series for AMC, Englund was asked how he would approach an 'Elm Street' reboot to which he said:
"If I had an Eli Roth budget I would have cast different actors to play Freddy for every potential victim, because Freddy is only alive in the imagination of his future victim. They would talk about it at a slumber party or in a locker room at school, or on the bus going home.
All we know about this Fred Krueger is he wears a hat, wears a red and green striped sweater and has a clawed hand. That's the specifics. At the end, it would be the ultimate victim and we see Freddy peel [his face] open and maybe it's yours truly revealed. And it's the essence of Freddy.
I don't think Freddy is an '80s villain. There's a huge nostalgia for the eighties for a variety of reasons, but so many horror films and characters transcend that decade." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** IT LIVES INSIDE: A chronic sleepwalker reads from a mysterious book that foretells his impending demonic possession. He then struggles to hold his family together as the ancient evil threatens to consume everything he holds dear. Rett Terrell and Alissa Rose Ford star in a Jeff Hall film, released August 7 on VOD and September 4 on DVD.
----- July 31, 2018 -----
** CJ Entertainment launches horror label: CJ Entertainment is officially launching their specialty genre label called 413 Pictures that going forward will be releasing all of their English-language and local-language Asian movies in the genre. The goal behind this launch is to focus their creative interests on making great horror content that will appeal to both Asian and English audiences.
The name '413 Pictures' is derived from '4' being an unlucky number in Asia and '13' being an unlucky number in the U.S. and symbolizes how they hope to appeal to both Asian and Western markets by incorporating horror elements from both cultures with their future projects. The first films to be released under the 413 Pictures label in the U.S. will be HIDE AND SEEK (going into production this fall) and THE HOUSEMAID (going into production next year).
** THE NURSERY: The indie horror film will be released on DVD in North America on August 7, 2018, by Uncork'd Entertainment. The DVD will feature exclusive content and extras, including insightful audio commentary by the filmmakers, a "making of" featurette, and more.
** THE SHELTER: The critically acclaimed psychological thriller, starring iconic actor Michael Paré (STREETS OF FIRE), is now available for viewing around the world, thanks to its newfound home on Vimeo On Demand. The film is about a homeless man named Thomas (Michael Pare) who finds shelter for the night within a lavish abandoned two-story house. He eventually discovers that he is not alone and the premises won't let him leave.
----- July 27, 2018 -----
** SLENDER MAN: In a small town in Massachusetts, a group of friends perform a ritual in an attempt to debunk the lore of SLENDER MAN. When one of them goes mysteriously missing, they begin to suspect that she is, in fact, HIS latest victim.
** THE BASEMENT: Mischa Barton stars in a unique new horror film from Brian M.Conley and Nathan Ives, premiering on digital from 9/15 from Uncork'd Entertainment.
Craig is abducted and wakes up in a basement. His captor, Bill, is a twisted serial killer who wishes to reenact his own capture, with Craig playing the part of Bill and Bill playing everyone else. As Bill tortures Craig, he cycles through a number of personas, all while Craig tries desperately to find a way into Bill's pathology in order to save himself.
** FACE OF EVIL: On July 4th, private Jay Williams returns home from the Middle East, but a mysterious epidemic breaks out and infects his friends at his party. On the road to salvation, Jay is joined by his ex-sergeant, who reveals chilling secrets leading to a conspiracy. The night has just begun, as they embark on a survival quest for the ultimate truth.
** SHEBORG: Daniel Armstrong's highly buzzed new horror film SHEBORG has picked up distribution via Wild Eye Releasing, who'll release the film in November.
----- July 26, 2018 -----
** STAN AGAINST EVIL Season 3: Stan's back, with more evil than ever before! SSTAN AGAINST EVIL 3 premieres this Halloween on IFC. Starring John C. McGinley.
** THE PURGE TV series: The 10 episode television event airs on USA Network on September 4th.
** Stephen King's FROM A BUICK 8: THE DEVIL INSIDE director William Brent Bell has been set to both pen and direct a film adaptation of Stephen King"s bestselling 2002 novel FROM A BUICK 8 at Hyde Park Entertainment.
The story centers around the rural town of Statler, Pennsylvania where state police have kept a mysterious 1954 Buick Roadmaster in the shed behind the barracks for over twenty years. The town is soon plagued by strange and supernatural events, with the Buick the cause as it's not so much a car as a door to another dimension. Ashok Amritraj will produce. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** NIGHTFLYERS Season 1: Follows eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition to the edge of our solar system aboard The Nightflyer -- a ship with a small tightknit crew and a reclusive captain -- in the hope of making contact with alien life. But when terrifying and violent events begin to take place they start to question each other -- and surviving the journey proves harder than anyone thought.
----- July 25, 2018 -----
** Netflix's GHOUL: Here's the trailer for the chilling series about a prisoner who arrives at a remote military interrogation centre and turns the tables on his interrogators, exposing their most shameful secrets. You can fight the demons of this world but what about the ones that aren't?
** THEY HEAR IT: According to the Deadline web site, Legendary Entertainment and The Picture Company have secured feature rights to Julian Terry's 2018 horror short THEY HEAR IT. First time filmmaker Terry made the short specifically as a proof-of-concept for an eventual feature.
The high concept story is about an ominous presence that stalks the children of a small town by emitting a mysterious noise called The Sound that attracts younger people, presumably to their doom. While further details are being kept under wraps, the film is described as a cross between IT and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, and will be a lower-budget horror flick in the vein of MAMA and LIGHTS OUT. The Picture Company's Alex Heineman and Andrew Rona will produce THEY HEAR IT, with Jacob Chase executive producing. Jon Silk and Blake Avery will oversee for Legendary. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** ASSASINATION NATION: Not safe for work, school, parents, or fragile male egos. ASSASINATION NATION is in theaters everywhere September 21.
** 3 AN EYE FOR AN EYE: A man and a woman kidnap her rapist in order to extract a confession from him. They need to get his confession on tape, because he has made up an alibi. Locked up in the basement of a remote home, he is unwilling to confess on camera and continues to assert his innocence. With time running out, how far are they willing to go for justice and what if they are wrong?
----- July 24, 2018 -----
** HALLOWEEN: The Hollywood Reporter has done an extensive report on the film's making, confirming the crew went through approximately eighty drafts to get the film right. The film's director David Gordon Green spoke about the re-writing process:
"I go to the actors and get their feedback and we do read-throughs and rewrites and improvisations. I'm all about reworking. A script to me is always just a blueprint and then [we] feel our way through it, together.
There's some scenes that we'll say, let's not even use the script, we know point A and B, let's put it in our own words. I'd play music on set sometimes and just trying to keep it fresh, so it's not so overly rehearsed.
Every Saturday was rewrites for Sunday rehearsals so that I could feed off of what we learned that week or for what an actor's idea might have been or a skill set that we didn't know we had in front of us. So we were writing up until the very last week of production." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** M3GAN: The Hollywood Reporter brings word that producer Jason Blum and director James Wan are teaming up once again! Wan and Blum will partner up to produce the upcoming M3GAN, described as a "techno horror thriller" from director Gerard Johnstone (HOUSEBOUND) and writer Akela Cooper.
THR notes that the script script tells the story of "a brilliant toy company roboticist who uses artificial intelligence to develop M3GAN, a life-like doll programmed to emotionally bond with her newly orphaned niece. But when the doll's programming works too well, she becomes overprotective of her new friend… with terrifying results."
"I had such a great time working together with Jason on INSIDIOUS, a film that did a lot of good for both of us," Wan tells the outlet. "I don't forget where I started from and I'm grateful and appreciative of Jason. We've been looking for something to collaborate on again since." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** HELL FEST: A masked serial killer turns a horror themed amusement park into his own personal playground, terrorizing a group of friends while the rest of the patrons believe that it is all part of the show.
** THE WALKING DEAD: New world. New rules. THE WALKING DEAD returns for Season 9 on Sunday, October 7 at 9/8c.
** FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: There's no calm after the storm. FEAR THE WALKING DEAD returns Sunday, August 12 at 9/8c.
----- July 23, 2018 -----
** OVERLORD: Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot have released the first trailer. The film is coming to theaters on November 9, and its directed by Julius Avery and is based on an original idea by THE HUNGER GAMES screenwriter Billy Ray and J.J. Abrams. In the film, set on the eve of D-Day, a group of American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion's success. But as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation.
** RABID remake: Fangoria announced via Twitter that production on RABID has officially started, a remake of David Cronenberg's film of the same name released in 1977. It will be directed by the Soska Sisters (AMERICAN MARY). The remake has already been sold to 101 FILMS in the UK, Shout! Studios in the US and A71 in Canada. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** CREEPSHOW TV series: Entertainment Weekly is reporting that make-up legend and THE WALKING DEAD executive producer Greg Nicotero is bringing George A. Romero and Stephen King's classic 1982 anthology film CREEPSHOW to the small screen via the horror streaming service Shudder. Nicotero will direct, executive-produce and supervise creative elements on the CREEPSHOW TV series.
Nicotero met his makeup effects mentor Tom Savini during a Pittsburgh set visit to CREEPSHOW, and later did makeup for Romero films such as DAY OF THE DEAD, MONKEY SHINES and LAND OF THE DEAD.
"CREEPSHOW is a project very close to my heart!" said Nicotero. "It is one of those titles that embraces the true spirit of horror… thrills and chills celebrated in one of its truest art forms, the comic book come to life! I'm honored to continue the tradition in the 'spirit' which it was created."
"CREEPSHOW is one of the most beloved and iconic horror anthologies from two masters of the genre, George A. Romero and Stephen King," Shudder general manager Craig Engler stated. "We're thrilled to continue their legacy with another master of horror, Greg Nicotero, as we bring a new CREEPSHOW TV series exclusively to Shudder members." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** M. Night Shyamalan's GLASS: Here's the full trailer!
** THE FOREST OF THE LOST SOULS: The psychological "coming of age" horror film, written and directed by directed by José Pedro Lopes, marks Wild Eye Releasing's first theatrical release. The film, which had its world premiere at the Fantasporto Film Festival on February 26, 2017, is scheduled to open in August.
----- July 20, 2018 -----
** IT CHAPTER TWO: Filming only began a few weeks ago on IT CHAPTER TWO, yet New Line Cinema showcased a brief behind-the-scenes featurette at a special screening at San Diego Comic-Con last night. The clip reportedly showed off a few new shots of Bill Skarsgaard as Pennywise the Clown, concept art showing some of his new guises including a withered old man and a giant blob, a shot of Bill Hader's Richie Tozier looking utterly terrified, and a few sound bites from people involved including director Andy Muschietti.
One very brief clip was shown, a glimpse of the scene in which the Losers' Club reunite after 27 years at dinner in a Chinese restaurant – a dinner that famously gets twisted into something quite dark. IT CHAPTER TWO opens on September 6th 2019. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** ANNABELLE 3: Filmmaker James Wan and IT and ANNABELLE CREATION scribe Gary Dauberman were on hand to confirm that a third ANNABELLE movie is in the works with Dauberman both penning and making his directorial debut. Dauberman said:
"I'm still finalizing the script, but it really picks up with the Warrens bringing ANNABELLE to the place where it can really no longer wreak havoc, which is their artifact room. But, of course, it turns out she can also wreak havoc there. And she really awakens the evil within that room and they target the Warrens' 10-year-old daughter, Judy. So, that's the set-up."
Wan then added a comparison that encapsulates the idea more simply: "ANNABELLE basically activates all the other haunted artifacts in that room. So, it's basically A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, with ANNABELLE!". This September sees the next THE CONJURING spin-off, THE NUN hit cinemas with plans still in place for a third THE CONJURING sometime down the line. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** THE WALKING DEAD Season 9: Here's the official San Diego Comic-Con teaser!
** CASTLE ROCK: A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, CASTLE ROCK combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King's best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. The fictional Maine town of Castle Rock has figured prominently in King's literary career: CUJO, THE DARK HALF, IT and NEEDFUL THINGS, as well as novella The Body and numerous short stories such as Rita Hayworth and THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION are either set there or contain references to Castle Rock. 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. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** M. Night Shyamalan's GLASS: Here's the third teaser trailer!
----- July 19, 2018 -----
** HALLOWEEN: Here's a crazy cool San Diego Comic Con poster by acclaimed artist Bill Sienkiewicz. The Shape returns October 19th.
** THE NUN: Here's a new poster for the upcoming film, which is set for release on September 7.
** THE DEAD DON'T DIE: Focus Features has announced that Jim Jarmusch's new zombie comedy THE DEAD DON'T DIE has begun production. This is writer/director's third collaboration with Focus.
The cast is led by many past Jarmusch collaborators, including Academy Award nominee Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Academy-Award nominee Chloë Sevigny, Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton, Steve Buscemi, as well as Selena Gomez in her first Jarmusch feature. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** DON'T LEAVE HOME: After recently unveiling her new sculptural exhibit on Irish urban legends, artist Melanie Thomas is contacted by Father Alistair Burke, a reclusive Irish priest who, legend has it, once painted the portrait of a young girl who later disappeared on the very day her image vanished from the painting. Now, summoned by Burke and his cohort to the Irish countryside for a special art commission, Melanie eagerly accepts the offer, never stopping to consider that some urban legends might be true. Being praised as "GET OUT with Catholic guilt in the Irish countryside" (Indiewire), DON'T LEAVE HOME proves that not all mysteries should be solved.
** M. Night Shyamalan's GLASS: The upcoming film will be released by Universal Pictures in North America on January 18, 2019, and by Buena Vista International abroad.
** Flesh and Blood The Hammer Heritage of Horror: Explore the most legendary horror studio of all time with this fascinating, frightening journey hosted by terror titans Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. England's most successful independent film company, the "fear factory" of Hammer Studios, has a history filled with feuds, censorship battles and streaks of luck both good and bad.
Now the legacy of horror returns, featuring interviews with such Hammer legends as Raquel Welch, Veronica Carlson, Caroline Munro, Ingrid Pitt, Jimmy Sangster, Hazel Court, Martine Beswicke, Freddie Francis, Val Guest and Ray Harryhausen. This DVD also includes behind-the-scenes home movies and nonstop shock scenes from over 40 classic films.
----- July 18, 2018 -----
** AMERICAN PSYCHO: The cult favorite slasher comes to 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (Plus Blu-ray and Digital) on September 25 from Lionsgate. I introduce to you Patrick Bateman, a wealthy bachelor who enjoys clubbing, having 5-star dinners, and killing sprees!
- New Audio Commentary with writer/director Mary Harron
- Previously Recorded Audio Commentary with writer/director Mary Harron
- Audio Commentary with writer Guinevere Turner
- Deleted Scenes with optional director Audio Commentary
- "The '80s: Downtown" Featurette
- "American Psycho: From Book to Screen" Featurette
** HEREDITARY: Lionsgate is proud to announce HEREDITARY starring Academy Award nominated Toni Collette, arriving on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, and DVD on September 4. 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.
- Deleted Scenes
- "Cursed: The True Nature of Hereditary" Featurette
- "Evil in Miniature" Photo Gallery
** Timo Tjahjanto's MAY THE DEVIL TAKE YOU: Alfie, a troubled young woman reluctantly reunites with her estranged father. Discovering that her coma-induced father has been hit by an unexplained disease, she herself starts to experience supernatural occurences. Alfie and her step siblings then venture into her father's abandoned villa; a place that might hold the answer to what has happened. Soon, they discover something terrifying, unwittingly unleashing a malevolent spirit that will send them into the edge of mayhem and despair.
** THE CRESCENT: The film follows a mother and her toddler son as they struggle to find spiritual healing after an unexpected death in the family. As they attempt to rebuild their bond, a mysterious force from the sea begins to haunt them. The film is a transcendent look at loss, grief and single parenting, told through the entrancing art of marbling and the eyes of a two-year-old.
** M. Night Shyamalan's GLASS: The upcoming film will be released by Universal Pictures in North America on January 18, 2019, and by Buena Vista International abroad.
----- July 17, 2018 -----
** David Cronenberg on cinema: The amazing Canadian director recently received an honorary degree from OCAD University during which he gave a speech and ruminated upon the future of cinema and unlike some of the others, he has every intention of adapting as opposed to being rendered obsolete. Here's an excerpt via The Globe and Mail (via The Playlist):
"The painter Willem de Kooning said: 'Flesh is the reason oil paint was invented.' I say, the human body is the reason the cinema was invented. The face, the body, is its true subject, the most photographed object in cinema. Cinema is the body.
I'm here today because I've made some movies. However, because of the internet, Netflix, streaming, cinema is dissolving, the big screen is shattering into many little screens, and this is causing much stress amongst movie-nostalgia hardliners.
It does not matter to me. In fact, it pleases me. Because the human body is evolving, changing, and since the cinema is body, it makes sense that the cinema is changing, evolving as well. If movies disappeared overnight, I would not care. The cinema is not my life. Your art form cannot be your life. To say that it is, to make it be that, is to evade life itself. However, you will not do that, will you? No, I'm sure you won't." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** SPAWN: The Deadline web site reports that Jeremy Renner has officially joined the cast of the new SPAWN movie from Blumhouse Productions and Todd McFarlane. Renner will take on the role of Detective 'Twitch' Williams, the egg-headed private investigator that crosses paths with the demonic superhero from time to time. Jamie Foxx will take on the title role of Spawn for the reboot.
"As a first time director, I wanted to surround myself with the most talent and the most skilled people I can on all fronts," McFarlane said. "I was lucky enough to land Jason Blum and then Jamie Foxx, and I knew the person on screen the most is this police officer, Twitch Williams. We needed as strong a person as possible because he will be the face of the film. I took my naïve Hollywood approach again, and said let's start at the top and work down. Jeremy was at the top. I'm a huge fan of his. The character doesn't need to be a bodybuilder or GQ handsome. I was looking for somebody who's a person you've met before; I needed someone who can pull off the grief of an average human being. I've seen Jeremy do that in more than a few of his movies. He was at the top of my list, just like Jamie."
Producer Jason Blum added: "Jeremy is the ideal choice for Twitch Williams. He radiates honesty, intelligence and a hard-working, everyman charisma, the same qualities that make Twitch such a compelling character." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** Rob Zombie's THREE FROM HELL: Here's a new poster for the sequel to 2005's THE DEVIL'S REJECTS, itself a sequel to Zombie's feature film debut, HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES. The three characters went down in a blaze of glory at the end of the previous movie, ending plans for a continuing series at Lionsgate, which was eager in the mid-2000s for more horror franchises. It remains to be seen when the film will arrive in theaters or how the Firefly family will return from the grave.
THE DEVIL'S REJECTS grossed $17 million on a $7 million dollar budget back in 2005, and was a tremendous success on DVD. HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES grossed $12 million in 2003 after being first produced in 2000 for Universal and shelved for three years. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** THE MEG: Here's a new poster for the upcoming film.
----- July 16, 2018 -----
** HALLOWEEN: Here's a new poster from the highly anticipated sequel reboot remake.
** ZOMBIELAND 2: The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the long-awaited sequel will finally come to fruition with all four original cast members returning. Production is set to begin in January 2019 with a release date scheduled for October 2019, just in time for the 10th anniversary of the original film. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** UNFRIENDED DARK WEB: Here's a new trailer!
** GHOUL: Netflix and Blumhouse have announced that their new horror series GHOUL, an original Indian series, will be launched worldwide on the streaming service on August 24. The series will consist of 3 episodes and is produced by by Blumhouse, Ivanhoe Pictures, and Phantom Films.
Starring Radhika Apte and Manav Kaul, Ghoul is a chilling series about a prisoner who arrives at a remote military interrogation center and turns the tables on his interrogators, exposing their most shameful secrets. You can fight the demons of this world but what about the ones that aren't?
Netflix Director of International Originals Simran Sethi, said, "GHOUL is a thrilling horror series, both frightening and insightful. Its high production value, a chilling performance from Radhika Apte, and quality writing are sure to scare Indian and global audiences alike."
Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions added, "It has been a great experience working closely with Netflix and our partners at Phantom and Ivanhoe to produce GHOUL. This is Blumhouse's first foray into the horror genre in India and we're excited to share this project with horror enthusiasts around the world." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
----- July 6, 2018 -----
** SPAWN: Jeremy Renner could be geeking it up shortly with a new report indicating he's in line to play one of the lead characters in the upcoming SPAWN film at Blumhouse. That Hashtag Show, who first broke the news of Jamie Foxx's casting as the titular soldier of hell from the comics, indicates that THE AVENGERS actor is apparently up for the role of Detective Twitch Williams.
Twitch teams up with the supernatural antihero to track down his daughter's killer in the film. SPAWN creator and the film's director Todd MacFarlane has indicated in recent years this take on Spawn will use the titular character sparingly with Twitch to essentially serve as the lead. The project would mark the third major screen adaptation of the character following 1997's not well-regarded live-action film from New Line, and 1999's acclaimed HBO adult animated series. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** CHILD'S PLAY remake: Creator Don Mancini and producer David Kirschner, have declined involvement with the film remake and are instead focusing on the CHILD'S PLAY TV series. Its also confirmed that Brad Dourif, the voice behind the killer doll, will be returning as Chucky in the series and will not be involved with MGM's reboot. (thanks to Bloody-Disgusting.com)
** THE MEG: Here's a clip from the upcoming film, which will debut in theaters on August 10, 2018.
----- July 5, 2018 -----
** CHILD'S PLAY remake: Lars Klevberg (POLAROID) is set to direct the horror reboot from a script written by Tyler Burton (KUNG FURY 2) for MGM. David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith (IT) will produce. According to the Collider web site, the film will be a contemporary reboot involving a group of kids and a technologically-advanced doll in their world.
It remains to be seen how the big screen remake of the first film will factor into the franchise moving forward as the in-development TV series is set to continue the plot threads from the most recent film. Production on the CHILD'S PLAY remake is will begin this September in Vancouver. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** THE MEG: Here's another new poster for the upcoming film.
----- July 4, 2018 -----
** FRIDAY THE 13TH: The "FRIDAY THE 13TH franchise is in a state of limbo right now as the legal battle between producer Sean Cunningham and FRIDAY THE 13TH writer Victor Miller has yet to be settled. Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line currently have the distribution rights should another film go ahead, but we're a while off from that happening. Platinum Dunes, who produced the 2009 reboot of the series, has been trying to get further installments off the ground but never got them to work.
Despite the additional legal hurdles they face though, producer Andrew Form tells We Got This Covered that Platinum Dunes is still committed with keeping the franchise alive: "There's a lawsuit going on and the rights are a little messed up. But rest assured, we are doing everything we can to be involved with that and we wholeheartedly believe that another version, another incarnation of FRIDAY THE 13TH, needs to be made and brought out to the world.
We're gonna do everything we can to do it. Every year, we look at the schedule and say, 'When's the next FRIDAY THE 13TH? When can we have a movie ready?' We love Jason and we hope we can make another one. FRIDAY THE 13TH is the one for us, because we were so close to filming that version about a year and a half ago, and we loved the screenplay we had and we were so close on that one. I think that's the one out of everything we've done in the past… I think Jason is the one right now for us that we'd love to get our hands on."
The lawsuit is having an impact elsewhere with the recent FRIDAY THE 13TH video game cancelling all future DLC because of ongoing legal issues. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** SUSPIRIA remake: One of the film's stars, Chloe Grace Moretz, has sung its praises and now it seems Luca Guadagnino's remake of the famed Dario Argento horror classic SUSPIRIA has another big fan – Quentin Tarantino. Guadagnino, coming off the big success of CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, gave a recent interview to Italian outlet La Repubblica (via Screen Crush) and revealed he had shown Tarantino the new take on supernatural classic. The PULP FICTION filmmaker's reaction may not be what you expect:
"We've been friends since our jury duty at the Venice Film Festival. I was nervous but eager to hear his advice. We saw it at his place and his reaction warmed me. He was enthusiastic about it, in the end he was crying and hugged me. Because it's a horror movie but also a melodrama, my goal was to make you look at the horror without being able to take [your eyes off the screen] because you're captivated by the characters. Amazon is very happy."
Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton and Mia Goth also star in the new SUSPIRIA which opens November 2nd via Amazon Studios. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** LIFECHANGER: A murderous shapeshifter sets out on a blood-soaked mission to make things right with the woman he loves. Directed by Justin McConnell. Premiering July 20th, Fantasia Film Festival, International Premiere Frightfest London in August.
** THE FIRST PURGE: In theaters July 4. Behind every tradition lies a revolution. Next Independence Day, witness the rise of our country's 12 hours of annual lawlessness. Welcome to the movement that began as a simple experiment: THE FIRST PURGE.
** THE MEG: Here's two cool new poster for the upcoming film, which is due out in cinemas on August 10th.
----- July 3rd, 2018 -----
** SUSPIRIA remake: Actress Chloe Grace Moretz, spoke about her role in the film this week. Appearing at the Provincetown Film Festival, Moretz says asked to describe the film to which she responded: "This is a really big statement, but this is the closest to modern Stanley Kubrick I've ever seen. You're put into a world, which I can only describe it as being like THE SHINING in a lot of ways, where you're just encompassed in a filmmaker's brain and you're just implanted in there, and there's nothing like it that you will ever see."
Moretz plays a young woman named Patricia Hingle in the film, a girl seemingly on the run for much of it. Describing her character she says: "Here's the thing, it's so secretive that it's super locked down. It's secretive and I want it to be secretive because you guys are gonna be so shocked. It is WILD. It's crazy. I can say this, I speak German mainly in the movie. So you won't recognize me very well. I seem like a different person and I sound like a different person."
Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, and Mia Goth also star in the film which opens November 2nd. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** Stephen King's FIRESTARTER remake: Variety reports that the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's FIRESTARTER from Blumhouse and Universal has found its director in German filmmaker Fatih Akin. Akin is best known for IN THE FADE, the 2018 Golden Globe winner for "Best Foreign Language Film", as well as having won the Cannes' best screenplay award for THE EDGE OF HEAVEN. Akin will replace Akiva Goldsman, the Academy Award winning screenwriter behind A BEAUTIFUL MIND, who was reported to be directing the film last year.
Scott Teems (NARCOS) has already been tapped to write the screenplay adaption of the 1980 Stephen King novel about a young girl that can create fires with her mind as a result of secret experiments performed on her parents. In the story, the girl is forced to flee from a secretive group that wants to use her abilities, known only as "The Shop." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** THE PURGE TV series: USA Networks has revealed the first trailer for the upcoming THE PURGE TV series, from Blumhouse Television and Universal Cable Productions THE PURGE will premiere Tuesday, September 4 at 10/9c on USA Network. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** WELLINGTON PARANORMAL TV series: Sergeant Ruawai Maaka of the Wellington Police enlists the aid of Officers Minogue and O'Leary to tackle paranormal events in New Zealand's capital city. In a police reality show style, the 6 part series follows these kiwi cops as they investigate cases such as the demon possession of a teenager, a noise complaint at a haunted house and a blood bank robbery.
----- July 2nd, 2018 -----
** SUMMER OF '84: 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. From the creators of TURBO KID! SUMMER OF '84 - In Select Theaters Starting August 10th.
** A QUIET PLACE sequel: It saved Paramount's bacon this year, and thankfully the studio knows not to rush things when it comes to maximising the success of John Krasinski's film. The film, which Krasinski both directed and co-starred in with his wife Emily Blunt, followed a family living a near silent life in a world where sound-sensitive creatures attack anything that makes loud noises, has grossed over $328 million worldwide along with some of the year's best reviews.
Almost immediately after release, talk of a follow-up began but Krasinski is busy with other directorial projects in the works and filming commitments on Amazon's JACK RYAN series which is about to begin production of its second season (the first debuts in August). Thankfully producer Andrew Form, speaking with Collider, says Paramount has every intention of not proceeding until Krasinski is ready:
"Oh [Krasinski is] definitely involved. We're lucky on this one. I've had movies where the studio says to you, 'Here's your date. Let's go!' and on this one we're not rushing anything, which is amazing. So we're gonna take our time, we're gonna figure out where to go, but there is no rush on it and we're just starting to talk about it. We're figuring out what everyone's involvement's gonna be and what the actual next movie's gonna be.
The first one is so special to us that we really want to take our time with this and not rush anything. It's such a special movie to us, the experience and everything. It's easy to rush these and we've made movies in the past where we've rushed them through and we've felt it, and we just don't wanna do it on this one. We really don't. We really just wanna take our time and as long as it takes, it takes. It has to be the right story, just like the first one. It just has to be." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** THE MONSTER SQUAD documentary WOLFMAN'S GOT NARDS: This heartfelt documentary explores the power of cult film told through the lens of the 1987 classic THE MONSTER SQUAD and the impact it has on fans, cast and crew, and the industry.
** M. Night Shyamalan's GLASS: Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan has surprised us with Touchstone Pictures releasing the first teaser poster for GLASS, his upcoming film which serves as a sequel to both 2000's UNBREAKABLE and last year's SPLIT.
The story brings back Bruce Willis as former college football prodigy turned invulnerable and superstrong David Dunn, Samuel L. Jackson as fragile supervillain Elijah 'Mr. Glass' Price, and James McAvoy's dissociative identity ridden Kevin Wendell Crumb (aka. The Beast). Shyamalan says the film is set to have a panel at Comic-Con on July 20th with the first trailer likely to debut there. GLASS opens in cinemas on January 18th 2019. (thanks to DarkHoizons.com)