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----- November 30, 2021 -----

** THE HOWLING 4K UHD: THE HOWLING will be giving you a piece of it's mind on 4K UHD and Blu-ray on 2/15/22. Featuring a new 4K restoration by Studio Canal, approved by director Joe Dante and tons of extras.

** ALLIGATOR 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD in February from Scream Factory.

** ALLIGATOR II THE MUTATION: Coming to Blu-ray in February from Scream Factory.

** CHUCKY series: SYFY and USA Network's hit series CHUCKY has been renewed for a second season after reaching 9.5 million viewers in its first season across all platforms. The Season 1 finale will air Tuesday, November 30 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on USA and SYFY. The first season will be available to stream on Peacock beginning December 1. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** Vinegar Syndrome update: Coming to Blu-ray in 2022 from Vinegar Syndrome are THRILLER A CRUEL PICTURE in 4K UHD, DEAD HEAT (1988) in 4K UHD, HARD ROCK ZOMBIES and MASTER OF THE WORLD (1983).

----- November 29, 2021 -----

** Dario Argento's PHENOMENA 4K UHD: Three edition will be release by Arrow Video. From master of horror Dario Argento comes PHENOMENA – one of his most eccentric and unique thrillers, featuring telepathic insects, maggots galore, and even a razor-wielding chimp!





** DON'T GO IN THE HOUSE: Coming to Blu-ray on February 7th from Arrow Video. A legendary title from the Video Nasties era, Joseph Ellison's relentlessly bleak and disturbing DON'T GO IN THE HOUSE has lost none of its power to shock in the decades since it was first censored by the BBFC and seized by UK authorities.



** DEADLY GAMES: Coming to Blu-ray from Arrow Video. Steve Railsback is at his sinister best as a troubled Vietnam Vet in 1982's DEADLY GAMES - a tale of madness, murder and adultery from writer/director Scott Mansfied.



** NOPE: It has been revealed that celebrated and Oscar-nominated cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema (INTERSTELLAR, TENET) will shoot director Jordan Peele's next film NOPE. Specifics of the new film are under wraps but it is expected to be another social thriller along GET OUT and US lines. NOPE will open in cinemas on July 22nd 2022. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

----- November 25, 2021 -----

** DEAD ALIVE 4K: Peter Jackson on the DEAD ALIVE and early films restorations: "We've been held up a bit by doing this Beatles film, but we are trying to remaster all those early films… So we are doing a remastering and whole digital 4K thing and it looks great. But we've been trying to do all that in between Beatles stuff, and that's been put on a shelf for a while. But, hopefully, within another year or so they'll come out remastered."

** Hammer Films: Iconic British horror production company Hammer Films has closed a deal with UK-based Network Distributing. Hammer Studios will also invest substantially both in restoration and new production development from both owned and newly created IP.

Together the pair will form Hammer Studios Ltd., a new entity to manage and control Hammer's vast library of content ranging from iconic classics like THE QUATERMASS EXPERIEMENT and the Lee-Cushing DRACULA movies, to more recent titles like THE WOMAN IN BLACK, LET ME IN and THE LODGE. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** HOTEL FEAR: Coming to Blu-ray in 2022 from Mondo Macabro. The sleazy late 70s giallo HOTEL FEAR aka PENSIONE PAURA. New restoration taken from the original negative. All other specs TBA next year. This will possibly go on sale in February, along with as many as three other new un-announced titles! Stay tuned for more info soon."

** DRACULA: Chloé Zhao has taken to Instagram to tease her upcoming take on Dracula, showcasing a vampire that seems to be riding a horse. In a recent post on the social media platform, Zhao revealed a photo of what looks to be a creature very similar to the original Nosferatu wearing a cap with a feather in it and holding onto what looks to be reins. Given the little that we know about Zhao's film, it seems safe to assume the creature is riding a horse. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

----- November 23, 2021 -----

** CENSOR: A two discs limited edition Blu-ray will be released January 31st. It will include over 4 hours of new exclusive bonus content, 3 exclusive commentaries, an archive feature, 112 page book & art cards!

** NIGHT OF THE DEMON: Coming to Blu-ray from Severin. Now scanned in 2K from the recently discovered 35mm answer print with over 5 and a half hours of special features on two discs.

** THE ZODIAC KILLER: Coming to Blu-ray on 3/14 from 101 Films in the U.K.

** THE UNKIND: Tommaso Basili, Taylor Skeens, Corey T. Stewart, Sherine Mazzulli, and Fred Papa star in THE UNKIND, which will be available on VOD platforms November 30 from Wild Eye Releasing. (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)

----- November 19, 2021 -----

** Vinegar Syndrome update: Coming to Blu-ray in 2022 from Vinegar Syndrome! HORROR HIGHT (1973) is finally coming in 2022, Roberta Findlay's ANYONE BUT MY HUSBAND (1975) / SWEET PUNKIN' I LOVE YOU (1976) double feature is coming in January. Also Patrice Rhomm's DRAGUSE (1976), a title which was initially teased for October, is now coming in 2022.

2022 is shaping up to be our biggest year yet, loaded with everything from newly restored Blu-ray of regional slashers such as MOONSTALKER, 70s horror classics like SHRIEK OF THE MUTILATED, notorious exploitation shockers, one of which we'll be revealing during the Black Friday sale, at least two more giallo collections highlighting perverse gems such as ARABELLA BLACK ANGEL, and more 4K UHDs than ever before, including worldwide UHD debuts of some big movie

** THE DJINN: Coming to Blu-ray on 1/4/22 from RLJE Films. A mute boy is trapped in his apartment with a sinister monster when he makes a wish to fulfill his heart's greatest desire.

** HARD GORE: Coming soon to Blu-ray from Massacre Video.

** BLOODLETTING: Coming to Blu-ray on Black Friday from Makeflix. Rebuilt and restored from the original Mini-DV camera masters. A young woman, fascinated with mass murderers, tracks down the world's most famous uncaught serial killer and becomes his apprentice; together they go on a killing spree.

** BOSTON STRANGLER: Carrie Coon, Alessandro Nivola and Chris Cooper are set to join Keira Knightley in Matt Ruskin's BOSTON STRANGLER for 20th Century Studios. Ridley Scott, Kevin Walsh, Michael Pruss, Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara will produce with filming to begin in December in Boston.

The story follows Loretta McLaughlin, the first reporter to connect several murders and break the story of the Strangler. She and fellow reporter Jean Cole challenged the sexism of the early 1960s to report on the city's most notorious serial killer and worked tirelessly to keep women informed – even at great personal risk. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

----- November 16, 2021 -----

** ANTLERS: Coming to Blu-ray on 1/4.

** I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE: Coming to Blu-ray on April 14th, 2022 in Germany. Young Canadian nurse Betsy comes to the West Indies to care for Jessica, the wife of a plantation manager Paul Holland. Jessica seems to be suffering from a kind of mental paralysis as a result of fever. When she falls in love with Paul, Betsy determines to cure Jessica even if she needs to use a voodoo ceremony, to give Paul what she thinks he wants.

** AUTUMN ROAD: Gravitas Ventures and The Last Motel have announced the VOD release of Riley Cusick's AUTUMN ROAD. The Halloween-flavored horror drama follows a young woman who returns to her hometown ten years after her sister vanished trick-or-treating and becomes wrapped up with two brothers who run a haunted house. AUTUMN ROAD will be available in North America November 23rd, on a number of digital and cable platforms, including iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Comcast, Dish and Shaw.

** PEPPERGRASS: Black Fawn Distribution has just inked a deal to acquire PEPPERGRASS for release in 2022. During a pandemic, a pregnant restaurateur tries to rob a priceless truffle from a reclusive veteran.

----- November 15, 2021 -----

** THRILLER A CRUEL PICTURE: Coming to Blu-ray on 3/8 from Synapse Films! Uncut and uncensored high definition 1080p (1.66:1) presentation. Original Swedish language version with newly translated removable English Subtitles along with the alternate English dub soundtrack with newly translated removable English subtitles and more!



** HALLOWEEN ENDS: 2018's HALLOWEEN went over well with critics and at the box office. This year's follow-up HALLOWEEN KILLS was a critical dud, but still had a strong opening weekend. With HALLOWEEN ENDS, the third and final film in David Gordon Green's trilogy, the plan is to make something very different to the previous films

Appearing on the Empire Spoiler Special Podcast (via Indiewire), Green spoke about how HALLOWEEN ENDS goes in the opposite direction of HALLOWEEN KILLS and instead of opening up the scope, it turns it into a much more intimate and dark coming-of-age film that harkens back to a different John Carpenter classic – his adaptation of Stephen King's CHRISTINE:

"There's not a lot of games in it, there's not a lot of wittiness and retro joy. It's kind of a coming-of-age film, and it's a very different tone. And that's what excited me about it, is to have the three chapters that I've been involved in be very different from each other.

They are all there to honor Carpenter but aren't necessary just emulating him. I sent Carpenter the new draft of HALLOWEEN ENDS the other night, and I said, 'If it feels too CHRISTINE, let me know.' For HALLOWEEN ENDS, it's just a love of Carpenter, you know. It's more than just, 'Hey, here's a character and a community that you've created.' It's, 'Here's an appreciation of your legendary body of work.'" (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** MANSION OF THE DOOMED: Now available on the Full Moon Features website. Screaming out of 1976, Charles Band's MANSION OF THE DOOMED stands as one of the most lurid and unsettling exploitation films of all time, resented here for the first time uncut, restored and remastered in HD from the original 35mm negative!

** THE DEVIL'S MEN: Coming to Blu-ray in February from Indicator. Featuring a new 2K restoration from the original negative. Two presentations of the film: THE DEVIL'S MEN (94 mins), the original cut; and LAND OF THE MINOTAUR (86 mins), the shorter US theatrical version and more.

----- November 12, 2021 -----

** TITANE: Coming to Blu-ray in January from NEON. Following a series of unexplained crimes, a father is reunited with the son who has been missing for 10 years. Titane: A metal highly resistant to heat and corrosion, with high tensile strength alloys.

** CANDYMAN DAY OF THE DEAD: Coming to Blu-ray on 1/18 from Vestron Video Collector's Series. The Candyman is back, trying to convince his descendent, an artist, to join him.

** SILENT KNIGHT: Nell and Simon have invited their closest friends to join their family for Christmas dinner at their idyllic home in the English countryside. As the group comes together, it feels like old times – but behind all of the laughter and merriment, something is not quite right. The world outside is facing impending doom, and no amount of gifts, games or Prosecco can make mankind's imminent destruction go away. Surviving the holidays just got a lot more complicated.

** ANTLERS: Coming to Blu-ray on 1/4 from Fox. In an isolated Oregon town, a middle-school teacher and her sheriff brother become embroiled with her enigmatic student, whose dark secrets lead to terrifying encounters with an ancestral creature.

----- November 11, 2021 -----

** HELLBOUND: Netflix has revealed the final trailer for TRAIN TO BUSAN director Yeon Sang-Ho's upcoming supernatural thriller drama HELLBOUND, which stars Yoo Ah-In and Kim Hyun-Joo. The series is scheduled to make its debut on Friday, November 19.

** THE LAST OF US series: Filming on HBO's THE LAST OF US adaptation has been underway in Canada and now Neil Druckmann, who wrote and directed the Naughty Dog video game, has confirmed that he directed an episode of the show and that his time on the set has come to an end.

"My time in Canada has come to an end," Druckmann said on Twitter to give a THE LAST OF US HBO production update. "To the best TV crew in the world, thank you for your incredible work, your passion, and for making me feel so welcome! I will miss you terribly! Excited to return to Naughty Dog (and some warmer weather)." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** DON'T GO IN THE HOUSE: A region B Blu-ray of DON'T GO IN THE HOUSE is coming to the UK from Arrow Video in the future.

** STUDIO 666: The Foo Fighters have announced they are set to star in the horror-comedy feature STUDIO 666: which frontman Dave Grohl came up with the story for. The story follows happens when the musicians find themselves recording their new album in an Encino mansion plagued by supernatural forces. Jeff Garlin, Will Forte and Whitney Cummings will appear alongside all six Foo Fighters members.

Jeff Buhler and Rebecca Hughes penned the script BJ McDonnell (HATCHET III) will direct the project which Open Road Films has acquired ahead of a wide theatrical release on February 25th 2022. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

----- November 10, 2021 -----

** RESIDENT EVIL WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY sequel: When it comes to the RESIDENT EVIL game series, there's a lot of love for the second (especially its remake), and the more recent seventh and eighth titles. Even so, it's the fourth game in the series that still seems to top many lists of the best titles in the franchise.

Thus it comes as little surprise that the makers of the upcoming RESIDENT EVIL WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY movie, which takes inspiration from the first two games, say that if they get to do a follow-up then the fourth game will likely serve as an inspiration for them. Director Johannes Roberts, speaking with SFX, says:

"I am obsessed with the fourth game. I could very much see that becoming part of the next installment. There's a lot of interesting lore and tiny details that we have brought into this movie, but would be amazing to expand on.

There are characters that we didn't use in this game that we would love to expand upon in the next movie. There's also a different side of RESIDENT EVIL with Village and RESIDENT EVIL 7, where it's a much darker, more horrific world. It would be great to look into that side of things as well.

There's definitely been conversations. We've really created some iconic characters with Chris, Claire, Wesker, and Leon. Hopefully, it's the beginning of a whole new chapter."

RESIDENT EVIL WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY is including plenty of callbacks to the games including various characters from the more familiar (eg. Claire Redfield, Leon Kennedy) to others less well known like RESIDENT EVIL CODE VERONICA's Ashford twins. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** NIGHT OF THE DEMON: Coming to Blu-ray for the first time on Black Friday from Severin Films. Restored from the 35mm answer print. Professor Nugent and his students try to track down Bigfoot, but end up uncovering something more sinister at work.

** BLOODT PIT OF HORROR: Coming to Blu-ray on Black Friday from Severin Films. Writer Rick and his publisher Daniel Parks finally find the ideal location in Italy to shoot some photographs for Rick's Horror photo-novel when they come across an ideal spot. The seemingly deserted castle looks perfect from the outside, so Rick and Daniel, accompanied by his secretary Edith, their photographer Dermott, and his five young models decide to break in. They soon find the castle is actually occupied by former actor, Travis Anderson, who initially is annoyed with these visitors until he recognises Edith, his ex-fiancèe amongst them. He decides to give them permission to use his castle, but warns them that the dungeons are off limits. Will they heed his warning?

** WEREWOLF OF WASHINGTON: Coming soon to Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics. A reporter who has had an affair with the daughter of the U.S. President is sent to Hungary. There he is bitten by a werewolf, and then gets transferred back to Washington, where he gets a job as press assistant to the President. Then bodies start turning up in D.C.

** MOONSTALKER: Coming in 2022 from Vinegar Syndrome. A family of tourists vacationing in the woods and a group of camp counselors training in the same forest both find themselves being terrorized by a vicious unhinged psycho.

----- November 9, 2021 -----

** RESIDENT EVIL WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY: Once the booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, Raccoon City is now a dying Midwestern town. The company's exodus left the city a wasteland... with great evil brewing below the surface. When that evil is unleashed, a group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and make it through the night.

** Severin Films update: According to this 2022 Severin Films trailer shown last night at the pop-up, HARD ROCK ZOMBIES (1985), CALIGULA 2 THE UNTOLD STORY (1982), BLACK DEMONS (1991), BLACK CANDLES (1982), THE HALFWAY HOUSE (2004) and Ruggero Deodato's BALLAD OF BLOOD (2016) are coming in 2022.

** HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK: Coming soon to Blu-ray from Severin Films! Two low-life punks invite themselves to a party at a posh villa and after being taunted by their snobbish hosts, hold everyone hostage and subject them to various forms of torture and mayhem.

** Finn Wolfhard's horror film: STRANGER THINGS and IT actor Finn Wolfhard has revealed not only is he keen to direct films, but he has also already begun working on his first feature-length effort.

The NME recently talked with the 18-year-old actor who says written and directed a short film called NIGHT SHIFTS, and is currently working on a feature which is a "horror-comedy-slasher movie that takes place at a camp".

Wolfhard wouldn't go into any further details but says: "I'm at the point where I'm very lucky to be doing things that I really like. I'm proud of that and I hope people keep hiring me, but I'm having fun for sure." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

----- November 8, 2021 -----

** SCREAM: Here's the new poster for the upcoming sequel.

** LAIR: When Ben Dollarhdye is accused of murder, saying he was possessed by a demonic force, Steven Caramore investigates his friend's claims, setting off a chain of events that forces a young family into a terrifying battle for survival.

** SESSION 9: Coming to Blu-ray on 12/27 from Second Sight Films.

** THE VAMPIRE LOVERS: Coming to Blu-ray on 12/21 from Scream Factory with a new 4K scan from the original camera negative.

** RESIDENT EVIL WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY: Here's two more characters vignettes for the upcoming film.



----- November 4, 2021 -----

** MARTIN: Almost fifty years on from its theatrical release, a lost director's cut of George A. Romero's 1977 cult classic vampire film MARTIN has reportedly been unearthed. The original film follows a strange, young man (John Amplas) who believes himself to be a nearly century-old vampire and moves to a small town in Pennsylvania to find a way to control his urges.

Michael Gornick, who served as director of photography on the film and Romero's iconic DAWN OF THE DEAD, shared a social media post on the weekend with a picture of a film reel with a black-and-white 16mm 'director's cut' of MARTIN.

He says this cut runs around 210 minutes in length (more than double the theatrical cut's 95-minute runtime) and was "always Romero's preferred version". He then says: "may it soon return safely to the custody of Richard Rubinstein and Braddock Associates for digital revitalization and distribution to the world."

The original theatrical film is getting a 4K restoration by Second Sight for an early 2022 release. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** CELLO: Oscar winner Jeremy Irons and SAW vet Tobin Bell have signed on to star in an English-Arabic-language horror film titled CELLO, which hails from director Darren Lynn Bousman. The project marks the reunion between Bell and Bousman, after previously working together in three SAW films from 2005-2007. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** ANKLE BITERS: Sean, a pro hockey enforcer, has fallen in love with Laura, a widowed mother of four young daughters. When Laura's children mistake an act of lovemaking as an attack, they plot to protect their mother at all costs and with horrific results.

** HIDDEN IN THE WOODS: 8-Films have exclusively picked up U.S. and German sequel rights to director Patricio Valladares' Chilean rape and revenge thriller HIDDEN IN THE WOODS. The German-based company has also boarded the low-budget survival thriller as co-producer and distributor. Valladares based on his own screenplay will direct pic. The film will serve as a direct continuation of the original Chilean version, and set ten years after the atrocious events depicted in his twisted fable.

The pic will be shot in Spanish on location in Chile in early 2022. Added Valladares, "I´m so thrilled to partner with 8-Films, because I have known Steve since we first met at Frightfest back in 2012. He and his team are true horror fans, and I've been a fan of his work since my teenage years. He's a big fan of the original film, which is hugely important to me. I can't wait to share this new horrifying chapter in the HIDDEN IN THE WOODS saga with fans old and new all across the world." (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)

----- November 3rd, 2021 -----

** FIREBRAND: Michelle Williams and Jude Law are set to team up for the period psychological horror feature FIREBRAND. Law will play Henry VIII and Williams will play his sixth and final wife Catherine Parr.

The story unfolds from Parr's perspective, living with a brutal and deteriorating despot who had already killed two of his wives, as she tries to survive the Royal court and push him towards religious reforms in a time when many of her fellow Protestants were being tortured and executed. Karim Ainouz directs from a script by KILLING EVE writers Jessica Ashworth and Henrietta Ashworth. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** JACK-O: We finally have an update on JACK-O (1995). Director Steve Latshaw has confirmed JACK-O is coming to Blu-ray, featuring a new 2K scan and restoration from the original negative, early next year from Retromedia.

** THEY LIVE IN THE GREY: Shudder, AMC Networks' premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, has acquired worldwide rights to supernatural feature THEY LIVE IN THE GREY. The Shudder Original Film, which is written and directed by Burlee and Abel Vang, is set to release in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand in early 2022. Vertical Entertainment will be handling international sales for remaining territories at the upcoming American Film Market.

While investigating a child abuse case, a young social worker discovers that the family is being tormented by a supernatural entity. In order to save the parents from losing the custody of their child, she must confront her own fears and use her clairvoyance to stop the malevolent force. (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)

** CANDYMAN 3 DAY OF THE DEAD: Coming to Blu-ray on 1/18. The Candyman returns to try to convince his female descendent, an artist, to join him as a legendary figure. To this end, he frames her for a series of hideous murders of her friends and associates so that she has nowhere else to turn to.

** GALAXY OF TERROR: Coming to Blu-ray on 2/21 from 88 Films with a new 4K scan of the original film elements.

----- November 2nd, 2021 -----

** THE BOOGEYMAN: 20th Century Studios and Hulu are in the process of developing a film adaptation of THE BOOGEYMAN, based on Stephen King's horror short story of the same name. HOST filmmaker Rob Savage has been tapped to direct the project, which is expected to begin its production sometime this winter or spring in New Orleans.

First published in the 1973 issue of Cavalier magazine, THE BOOGEYMAN begins with a man recalling the recent events of his life to his psychiatrist Dr. Harper after the death of many children, who were killed by a creature lurking in the closet. The short story was later released in 1978 as part of King's Night Shift collection. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** DRESSED TO KILL 4K UHD: Coming Soon on 4K UHD From Kino Lorber Studio Classics. Brand new Dolby Vision HDR restoration to be supervised by Brian De Palma from a 16-Bit 4K scan of the original camera negative.

** THE BLACK DEMON: Josh Lucas will star in the giant shark thriller THE BLACK DEMON about a man and his family who become trapped on an oil rig while a megalodon circles in the waters below. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** RESIDENT EVIL WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY: Here's two more featurette from the upcoming film.



** DOUBLE WALKER: Coming to Blu-ray on January 11th from Cranked Up Films and Kino Lorber. In the chilling Double Walker, a young Ghost (producer/co-writer Sylvie Mix) haunts her cold Midwestern hometown, trying to piece together the horrific flashes of memories from her past. One by one she kills the men she believes were responsible for her death, though her plan is derailed when she meets Jack (Jacob Rice), a kind movie theater usher who inadvertently intercedesas she's stalking her next victim. While Jack takes her in and offers her a glimpse at a normal life, her desire to avenge her own murder lingers on.

----- November 1st, 2021 -----

** George A. Romero's MARTIN: A black and white, 3.5 hour Director's Cut version of George A. Romero's MARTIN has been located. It is being returned to Richard Rubinstein/Braddock Associates for restoration and distribution.

** PLANET OF THE DEAD: Filmmaker Zack Snyder has recently teased two of his upcoming directorial efforts – his ARMY OF THE DEAD zombie movie follow-up PLANET OF THE DEAD and the ambitious sci-fi fantasy REBEL MOON.

Speaking with GamesRadar about PLANET OF THE DEAD, he seems to confirm something of a fan theory about a time loop being in play which ties to the safes seen in ARMY OF THE DEAD, the just released prequel ARMY OF THIEVES, and Hiroyuki Sanada's villain character Bly Tanaka:

"I'm a huge fan of this mythological understory. All your time loop fun that you can have, there's a lot of cool enhancements that are baked in now. I can't wait to make the sequel to ARMY OF THE DEAD, so that we can see how then all of those things manifest."

The time loop element was hinted at with some dialogue choices in the film, and the discovery of several bodies outside of Tanaka's vault with similar clothing to themselves and a key that looks identical to the necklace of a character. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** Horror at the box office: HALLOWEEN KILLS took the second spot at the box office domestically in its third weekend with $8.5 million and now sits at $85.6 million domestic and $115.1 million worldwide. LAST NIGHT IN SOHO couldn't capitalise on its buzz and opened to $4.2 million in sixth place – well behind early projections of $8 million. Scott Cooper's horror ANTLERS tied with that film for the same amount. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** THE MANGLER: Coming to Blu-ray on 1/10 from Arrow Video. High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation from a 2K restoration with lossless DTS-HD MA 5.1 and 2.0 stereo audio.

** Mario Bava's SHOCK: Coming to Blu-ray on 1/17 from Arrow Video US/UK. High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation from a brand new 2K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative by Arrow Films.

----- October 29, 2021 -----

** JEEPERS CREEPERS REBORN: Next year, Evil is Reborn.

** WYRMWOOD APOCALYPSE: Here's two posters for the upcoming film.



** SAINT MAUDE: The film arrives on Blu-ray + Digital and DVD on November 30th from Lionsgate. The debut film from writer-director Rose Glass, SAINT MAUD is a chilling and boldly original vision of faith, madness, and salvation in a fallen world. Maud, a newly devout hospice nurse, becomes obsessed with saving her dying patient's soul — but sinister forces, and her own sinful past, threaten to put an end to her holy calling.

** DEADLY GAMES: Even though we already knew that a new restoration of DEADLY GAMES (1982) was screened at Fright Fest this year, here's a look at a new Arrow Video postcard for the film.

** POST MORTEM: Black Mandala has acquired the Oscar nominated Hungarian horror POST MORTEM, directed by Péter Bergendy. Bergendy directed a script written by himself, Gábor Hellebrandt, and Piros Zánkay.

Set at the end of the First World War, the film follows Tomás, a traveling photographer who wanders through Hungary and photographs the recently deceased. Following the premonitory call of a 10-year-old orphan girl, Anna, arrives in a small town where an unusual number of supernatural phenomena occur. The spirits need to tell him something, so Thomas decides to find out what is happening. (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)

----- October 28, 2021 -----

** HELLBOUND from TRAIN TO BUSAN director: Netflix has debuted the HELLBOUND trailer for the upcoming South Korean series, based on TRAIN TO BUSAN director Yeon Sang-Ho's webtoon of the same name. Starring acclaimed actor Yoo Ah-In, the series will be available for streaming on November 19.

** TITANE: Coming to Blu-ray in January! Titane: A metal highly resistant to heat and corrosion, with high tensile strength alloys.

** PLANET OF THE DEAD: Zack Snyder has revealed that his in-development ARMY OF THE DEAD sequel has scored the title of PLANET OF THE DEAD. In addition, one key character will return for the sequel which follows on from the first film that hit back in April to decent reviews and a very good performance on Netflix.

Speaking with Inverse about the in-development project, he also teased the potential return of Matthias Schweighofer's Dieter character who gets his own spin-off with the prequel film ARMY OF THIEVES arriving on the service this week:

"But the real adventure would be to see what happened to him [Dieter] when that safe door closed. Did he get killed by Zeus or not? What happened? We don't see him die on camera, and there's still some time left. I won't tell you what happens in ARMY OF THE DEAD 2 – aka PLANET OF THE DEAD – but let's just say that there's a chance Dieter survives. And there's a chance that brush with death would have caused him to want to find a jailed Gwendoline." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** A QUIET PLACE spin-off: Director Jeff Nichols has exited plans to direct a spin-off set within the A QUIET PLACE universe at Paramount Pictures. Nicholas and Paramount are amicably parting ways on the new film with Nichols pivoting to focus on a sci-fi project he is developing at Paramount which the studio is very keen on.

The studio is now seeking a replacement director and is expected to act fast as the film is still a high priority and is based on an idea by John Krasinski who will produce alongside Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

----- October 27, 2021 -----

** THESIS remake: Sentient Entertainment has scored English-language remake rights to THE OTHERS director Alejandro Amenabar's 1996 horror-thriller THESIS. Renee Tab, Lucas Akoskin, and Christopher Tuffin will produce. The original centered on Angela (Ana Torrent), a student writing a thesis about violence, who comes upon a snuff video where a girl is tortured to death, soon discovering that the victim was an alumna of her school. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** THE WOLFMAN: The Ryan Gosling-led remake of THE WOLFMAN at Universal Pictures is picking up steam as director Derek Cianfrance is reportedly in talks to helm the new take on the classic monster. Cianfrance steps in for Leigh Whannell (THE INVISIBLE MAN) who parted ways with the project earlier this year due to scheduling issues. Cianfrance previously teamed with Gosling on both BLUE VALENTINE and THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES, and will pen the script for this with Gosling, Ken Kao and Jason Blum producing.

The project is believed to be a modern take on the property, not a period one like 2010's film with Benicio Del Toro and Emily Blunt. Cianfrance says in a statement: "horror movies were my first love – my entry into what cinema was capable of narratively, psychologically and aesthetically. Coupled with the opportunity to collaborate with Ryan again, this is truly a dream come true." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** EVIL DEAD RISE: Director Lee Cronin took to Twitter to confirm that production on New Line Cinema's upcoming fifth installment to Sam Raimi's EVIL DEAD films has finally been completed in New Zealand. The highly-anticipated horror film is expected to make its debut in 2022 on HBO Max. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** UNWELCOME: Well Go USA acquires North American rights to the Irish horror film, UNWELCOME. Helmed by GRABBERS director Jon Wright, the film will debut in U.S. theaters March 17 before streaming exclusively on Shudder later in 2022. (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)

----- October 26, 2021 -----

** BLACK FRIDAY: On Thanksgiving night, a group of disgruntled toy store employees begrudgingly arrive for work to open the store at midnight for the busiest shopping day of the year. Meanwhile, an alien parasite crashes to Earth in a meteor. This group of misfits led by store manager Jonathan (Bruce Campbell) and longtime employee Ken (Devon Sawa) soon find them themselves battling against hordes of holiday shoppers who have been turned into monstrous creatures hellbent on a murderous rampage on Black Friday.

** PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND: The premium streaming bundle AMC+ and Shudder, the premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, announced that PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND will stream exclusively on both platforms in the U.S. starting on November 19. The film, starring Nicolas Cage, made its world premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival. (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)

** RESIDENT EVIL WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY: Allow Kaya Scodelario to introduce you to her character, Claire Redfield. RESIDENT EVIL WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY is exclusively in movie theaters November 24th.

** HALLOWEEN KILLS: The film took the second spot at the box office with $14.5 million. The latest installment in the seasonal slasher saga featuring masked bogeyman Michael Myers and scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis as victim-turned-avenger Laurie Strode. In its sophomore weekend, Universal's R-rated horror sequel nosedived a precipitous -70.7% from the previous frame, scaring up a $3,890 per-screen average at 3,727 locations. After two weeks, HALLOWEEN KILLS has pulled in $73.1 million in North America and just $17.8 million from overseas, bringing its two-week global cume to $90.9 million. The film is also available on the Peacock streaming platform. For comparison, the franchise's most recent entry, 2018's Halloween, ended its theatrical run with $255 million in global ticket sales. (thanks to BoxOfficeMojo.com)

** CURFEW: Coming to Blu-ray in 2022 from Vinegar Syndrome. Two escaped brothers track down the people who sentenced them to death row, including a doctor and the judge. But when they get to the D.A. and his family they have an especially lengthy revenge plot in mind for them.

----- October 25, 2021 -----

** ISLAND OF THE FISHMEN: Coming to Blu-ray later this year from Full Moon Features. After their prison ship sinks in the Caribbean, a group of prisoners and a doctor wash ashore on a seemingly deserted island. They soon discover a strange couple, who invite them to stay at their house. While the prisoners try to plan an escape, the doctor does some investigating, and soon finds out just what the pair are really doing, and why the prisoners keep disappearing mysteriously.

** SKULL THE MASK: RLJE Films is releasing SKULL THE MASK on VOD, Digital HD and DVD on October 26th. After disappearing over fifty years ago, an ancient artifact known as the Mask of Anhangá resurfaces at an archaeological dig in the Amazon. It is brought to Sao Paulo to be exhibited at a museum, but before reaching its destination, the Mask starts to claim its victims as it possesses and forces them to carry out visceral sacrifices in gruesome fashion. With the body count increasing, it's up to Officer Beatriz Obdias to find the Mask and put an end to the murder spree.

** CENSOR: Vinegar Sundrome have cancelled their 4K UHD edition of CENSOR due to various logistical and technical issues outside of their control.

----- October 22, 2021 -----

** THE LAST BROADCAST: From 101 Films. On December 6th, we're releasing trailblazing mystery THE LAST BROADCAST for its worldwide Blu-ray debut. Title 023 on the 101 Films Black Label, Stefan Avalos and Lance Weiler's chilling feature debut is a landmark in the history of the found footage genre.

In 1995 a film crew ventured into the New Jersey Pine Barrens in search of the mythical 'Jersey Devil'. Only one came out alive. An early all-digital motion picture, its format precluded it from wide release at the time, but the film's influence and cult status has been steadily growing since its original release.

** HELL HIGH: Coming soon from Arrow Video. New postcard for HELL HIGH (1989) found in the UK Blu-ray of OVER THE EDGE. Judging from the coded release slate this will be released in January. A teacher still haunted by the death of two teens that she accidentally caused as a young girl goes beserk when four teens start harassing her and then attack her in her home.

** DON'T SAY ITS NAME: Ruben Martell's debut feature film DON'T SAY ITS NAME will be select cinemas this November and on VOD/Digital on November 16th. When an environmental activist is called back to the world of the living after a suspicious accident takes her life, an ancient spirit is reborn outside a small northern town. With a wealth of Indigenous talent both in front of and behind the camera, DON'T SAY ITS NAME, the eerie feature debut from director/co-writer Rueben Martell, builds its chills with compellingly real characters and strong performances from Madison Walsh (SOMETHING UNDONE), Sera-Lys McArthur (OUTLANDER), Samuel Marty (GODLESS), Carla Fox, and Julian Black-Antelope (HOLD THE DARK). (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)

** APPS: Five stories where an APP will open the doors to mystery and horror. A young woman, in the hands of a group of perverts, belonging to a sinister network dedicated to the sinister online transmision. A voyeur, who will discover that his neighbors hide dark secrets that he wishes he had never heard. A young woman on a mysterious dating app. A group of friends on their way to a beautiful cabin, will fall into the hands of a sinister occult sect that hides behind this business. A little boy, used by his father to make dating online, will discover an enormous power to defend himself. (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)

----- October 20, 2021 -----

** RESIDENT EVIL WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY: Sony Pictures has released a new poster and the first featurette for the horror reboot RESIDENT EVIL WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY based on the popular video game series. The film's writer-director Johannes Roberts promises fans an adaptation that remains faithful to its source material, so much so the clip offers side-by-side comparisons between the scenes from the film and the game to show how the character and set designs match.

Unrelated to the Milla Jovovich-led films, this serves as the official origin story to Capcom's long-running survival horror video game franchise. The project stars Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield, Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia as Leon S. Kennedy, Neal McDonough as William Birkin, and Lily Gao as Ada Wong. RESIDENT EVIL WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY will debut exclusively in cinemas on November 24th. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)



** THE FEAST: The film follows a young woman serving privileged guests at a dinner party in a remote house in rural Wales. The assembled guests do not realize they are about to eat their last supper.



** WHEN I CONSUME YOU: NY/LA based arthouse genre outfit Yellow Veil Pictures have added English-speaking world sales rights to WHEN I CONSUME YOU, from director Perry Blackshear, following its celebrated world premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival and U.S. premiere at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival.

WHEN I CONSUME YOU is Blackshear's third feature film following THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE (2015) and THE SIREN (2019). The latest is produced by Blackshear and his returning core creative collaborators MacLeod Andrews and Evan Dumouchel, in addition to Libby Ewing. Andrews, Dumouchel, and Ewing also star.

This gritty, urban folktale follows a woman (Libby Ewing) and her brother (Evan Dumouchel) as they hunt down a mysterious stalker hellbent on their destruction, testing the limits of love and loyalty in the face of ultimate evil. (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)

** HALLOWEEN KILLS: Spoilers! The 2018 HALLOWEEN revival ignores the prior sequels thus ends up describing events that took place after the ending of the 1978 movie with Michael Myers' capture by the police.

HALLOWEEN KILLS shows that capture and in the process is able to revive a familiar face – the late Donald Pleasance's Dr. Loomis who is seen a few times and has lines. Some have thought this was CGI visual effects job, but it turns out it's just a case of good make-up. Tom Jones, Jr., the film's art director, got decked out as Loomis thanks to an 11-piece make-up job from Christopher Nelson with the latter having posted some behind-the-scenes pics on Instagram of the incredible work.

Loomis' voice meanwhile was provided by Colin Mahan who also provided the voice for Loomis in the 2018 film. As the character only appears on screen for seconds at a time (and in suburban night scenes) it results in a fairly convincing illusion. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

----- October 19, 2021 -----

** Rob Zombie's MEET THE MUNSTERS: Since Halloween is rapidly approaching it is the perfect time to MEET THE MUNSTERS! Direct from the set in good old Hungary. Rob Zombie presents Herman, Lily and The Count sitting in front of the newly completed 1313 Mockingbird Lane.

** SCREAM: One of the more unexpected decisions on the film front this year is the one to name the upcoming fifth SCREAM film simply SCREAM, and not SCREAM 5 to make it in line with the previous three sequels. The title change was revealed with the recent poster and trailer for the film, raising the obvious question as to why the decision was made. The film is not a remake, nor is it a 'ignore the prior' sequels revival like 2018's HALLOWEEN.

Speaking with US Magazine, original SCREAM writer and series producer Kevin Williamson has revealed that there is a strategy behind why they opted to ditch the number: "Well, it was always SCREAM 5 because it's the fifth one. So I think we just threw that name out, but I don't think they ever seriously were going to call it a SCREAM 5. I don't think anybody wanted to see the number five after something. You'd have to ask them – Paramount or whoever, but I think taking the 5 off and calling it SCREAM [works] because it's brand new.

There's the legacy cast, and how they infuse this new world and there's this whole new generation and a new cast of characters that are extremely fun. I think it was a great cast. It's an amazing group of kids and young talent and they're very, very good. They pop off the screen, and now our Sidneys and our mature characters who enter into it, they're the adults. It works really really well."

While the three key cast members of the originals are returning, the title change could set the stage for sequels focusing on some of the new faces should it do well. SCREAM hits theatres on January 14th 2022. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** GREAT WHITE: Shudder, AMC Networks' premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, announced that GREAT WHITE will be available exclusively to stream on the platform starting on Thursday, November 18, 2021. As a Shudder exclusive, the platform will be the only subscription service that will carry the film in the U.S. and Canada.

GREAT WHITE stars Katrina Bowden, Aaron Jakubenko, Kimie Tsukakoshi, Tim Kano, and Te Kohe Tuhaka. Written by Michael Boughen, the film was featured directorial debut of Martin Wilson.

** DEATH GAME: From the Grindhouse Releasing newsletter; "Our incredible deluxe Blu-ray release of Peter S. Traynor's DEATH GAME is now complete and on track for early 2022 release! We will begin taking pre-orders soon for a limited collector's edition exclusively available through our website. Stay tuned for the artwork, specs, street date, and watch for DEATH GAME screening in theaters starting in November!"

** DEVIL STORY: Coming to Blu-ray in November from Pulse Video in France. Presented in both its original French language soundtrack and its English dub track.

----- October 18, 2021 -----

** CENSOR: To European filmmakers few awards are as important in the genre community as the Méliès d'Or Awards. Sitges hosted the Méliès d'Or awards ceremony and rewarded Prano Bailey-Bond's CENSOR the Best European Feature Film award, the Méliès d'Or. (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)

** HALLOWEEN KILLS: The follow-up to 2018's revival of the slasher franchise, is coming in well ahead of expectations. Going into the weekend, the film was projected to be headed for a $35-40 million opening weekend. Estimates now however have been raised to $50.2 million following a $22.8 million Friday haul for the film. The number is being described as the highest opening for a theatrical-day-and-date

The higher number comes despite the film scoring mixed/weak reviews with critics (and a B- CinemaScore from audiences), and the movie being simultaneously available on Peacock's premium subscription tiers. The small size of Peacock's premium userbase is seen as an upside here, the title's theatrical run likely not being impacted much by the day-and-date release while also driving new subscriptions for the streamer which at $4.99 for one month is considerably cheaper than a film ticket. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** THE KINDRED: Coming to Blu-ray Steelbook on 12/14 from Synapse Films. THE KINDRED in a limited-edition (3,500 pieces). Region free + New 4K restoration of the complete, unrated version of the film, presented in 1080p 1.78:1 widescreen with DTS-HD MA 5.1 Stereo Surround audio and the original theatrical 2.0 mono sound.

** HIRUKO THE GOBLIN: Coming to Blu-ray from Mondo Macabro. This early pop-fantasy-horror film from iconic director Shinya Tsukamoto has been restored in 2K and is getting its first ever HD release. Region A locked North American Blu-ray premiere. 1080p presentation of 2K restoration from the OCN. Japanese audio with optional English subtitles.

** LAST NIGHT IN SOHO 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD with an anticipated release date of 1/25.

----- October 15, 2021 -----

** Coffin Joe remake: The ScreenDaily web site is reporting that One Eyed Films have signed remake deals for two new Coffin Joe films. One will be made in the U.S. with those fine lads at SpectreVision and one is happening in Mexico.

Coffin Joe, the horror character created by late Brazilian filmmaker Jose Mojica Marins, is to return to screens through two separate film projects – one English-langugage from the US, the other Spanish-language from Mexico.

SpectreVision, the US genre production outfit founded by Elijah Wood with directors Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller, has signed an option for an English-language reboot of the character. One Eyed has also set a Spanish-language feature, which is at script stage, written by Mexican filmmakers Lex Ortega and Adrian Garcia Bogliano. Ortega will direct the film, which will reimagine a Mexican history for the character. (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)

** V/H/S/94: V/H/S/94 is the biggest movie premiere in Shudder history, with more members watching its debut in its opening weekend than any prior movie premiere on the service. Shudder's commissioned original reboot of the acclaimed found footage franchise is just as big a hit with critics as with Shudder members: currently 96% Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes®, making it one of the best reviewed horror releases of the year.

** SHUT-IN: The film stars Rainey Qualley as a young single mother who is held captive along with her two children by a violent ex as she plots their escape before it's too late.

** PREMUTOS: The Extended Director's Cut of Olaf Ittenbach's PREMUTOS is available December 14, 2021 on Blu-ray (for the first time in the US) and also on DVD from Unearthed Films! Premutos is the first of the fallen Angels, even before Lucifer. His goal is to rule the living and the dead. His son should pave the way for him to return. A young man begins to suffer from visionary flashbacks - of the past lives he lived. On his father's birthday, a case containing an old book is found in their garden, which was hidden by a Warlock in 1943. When the young man touches with the book, he mutates into a monster and awakens an army of zombies, ready to bring back the fallen angel, Premutos.

----- October 14, 2021 -----

** THE BLACK PHONE: Director Scott Derrickson returns to his terror roots and partners again with the foremost brand in the genre, Blumhouse, with a new horror film. Finney Shaw, a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, is abducted by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of little use. When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer's previous victims. And they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesn't happen to Finney.

** HALLOWEEN KILLS 4K UHD: Here's a look at the upcoming Best Buy exclusive steelbox release.

** I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE: MVD and Ronin Flix have partnered to bring their fan favorite line of collectible Blu-rays to retail and are celebrating the wickedest of holidays with the release of Meir Zarchi's controversial 1978 feature film, I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE (aka DAY OF THE WOMAN) and it's official sequel, I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE DEJA VU on Blu-ray October 15th. Featuring a new 4K scan and restoration of Meir Zarchi's uncut 35mm I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE original camera negative, newly restored DTS-HD master audio mono and 5.1 surround, these two Blu-rays are prime examples of the work Ronin Flix does to carefully curate, restore and preserve cult movies for fans around the world.

** VIRGIN WITCH: Coming to Blu-ray on 12/6 from Screenbound Entertainment. Christine gets her big chance at modeling when she applies at Sybil Waite's agency. Together with Christine's sister Betty they go to a house in the country for the weekend for a photo shoot. Sybil has lured Christine to the castle for more than modeling: she is recruiting a virgin for induction into a witch's coven, led by the owner of the castle, Gerald. To their surprise, Christine is more than eager to join the coven, but begins her own secret battle for control.

** THE MOVIES THAT MADE US: Season 3 is now available on Netflix and it features episodes dedicated to horror classics such as HALLOWEEN, FRIDAY THE 13TH and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET.

----- October 12, 2021 -----

** SCREAM 5: Paramount Pictures has debuted the trailer, the first photos and poster for SCREAM, the fifth entry in the horror-comedy franchise that began back with Wes Craven's 1996 original.

The 2022 sequel reunites surviving members of the original cast, including the core trio of Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, along with SCREAM 4's Marley Shelton along with some newcomers to the franchise.

Those include Jenna Ortega as Tara, Melissa Barrera as Sam, Jack Quaid as Richie, Jasmin Savoy Brown as Mindy, Mikey Madison as Amber, Mason Gooding as Chad, Kyle Gallner as Vince, Sonia Ammar as Liv, and Dylan Minnette as Wes. READY OR NOT directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett helm the new entry which will open on January 14th 2022. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)











** LAST NIGHT IN SOHO: Are you ready for a trip into the past? From the imagination of Edgar Wright, prepare for the "dark and delicious". In cinemas October 29.

** RESIDENT EVIL WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY: Here's the International trailer.

** THE FAMILY: The Busan International Film Festival will be hosting the World Premiere of THE FAMILY, a beautifully shot and deeply disturbing genre film by creative duo Dan Slater (director, co-writer) and Adam Booth (producer, co-writer) of West FILM.

The film delves into brooding and unpredictable family ethics. The feature redefines the notion of terror and explores psychological and physical trauma in a genre-bending sinister tale. Raised to fear what lurks beyond the borders of their farm, a young family must free themselves from the tyrannical rule of their merciless Father and Mother.

----- October 11, 2021 -----

** PARANORMAL ACTIVITY NEXT OF KIN: A documentary filmmaker follows Margot (Emily Bader), as she heads to a secluded Amish community in the hopes of meeting and learning about her long-lost mother and extended family. Following a string of strange occurrences and discoveries, she soon realizes this community that welcomed them into their home might be hiding something sinister.

** SAINT MAUD: The French horror film is finally getting a US Blu-ray release but no official date yet.

** EL PÁRAMO: Lucia and her son live far from society in a flat area where there is almost no life. The small family unit formed by mother and son receives hardly any visitors, and their goal is to develop a peaceful existence. At first they succeed, but the appearance of a mysterious and violent creature that begins to haunt her little house will put the relationship that unites them to the test.

** XPIATION: Coming to Blu-ray on 2/8 from Unearthed Films. In a large isolated cellar, a mysterious aristocratic woman begins torturing a man while videotaping it. The torture escalates as we find out the secrets the man holds inside of him. Pleasure and pain are all on the menu as we find out the full meaning of The Trilogy of Death.

----- October 8, 2021 -----

** RESIDENT EVIL WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY: Returning to the origins of the massively popular RESIDENT EVIL franchise, fan and filmmaker Johannes Roberts brings the games to life for a whole new generation of fans. In RESIDENT EVIL WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY, once the booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, Raccoon City is now a dying Midwestern town. The company's exodus left the city a wasteland… with great evil brewing below the surface. When that evil is unleashed, a group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and make it through the night.



** HELLRAISER remake: Jamie Clayton, a transgender actress, has been cast as Pinhead in Hulu's HELLRAISER reboot. Clayton takes over a role originally played by Doug Bradley across multiple films. Clive Barker, who created the original novella "The Hellbound Heart" and directed the original "Hellraiser" film, has also come on board as producer.

Odessa A'zion, Brandon Flynn, Goran Visnjic, Drew Starkey, Adam Faison, Aoife Hinds, Selina Lo and Hiam Abbass co-star in the film which has already wrapped filming. Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski penned the script from a story by David S. Goyer. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** THE DEEP HOUSE: Deep below the surface of a seemingly tranquil remote lake lies a perfectly preserved family home. When a young influencer couple sets out to explore the submerged house to capture uncharted content for their social media followers, their dive turns into a nightmare as they discover a sinister presence. With limited oxygen supply and time running against them, the couple must find a way to escape the underwater house of horrors before it's too late.

** MANSION OF THE DOOMED: Full Moon is super stoked to be prepping the Blu-ray and DVD premiere of most lurid and unsettling exploitation films of all time, presented now for the FIRST TIME EVER fully uncut and remastered from the recently uncovered original 35mm negative!

----- October 7, 2021 -----

** Mario Bava's SHOCK: A postcard for Mario Bava's SHOCK (1977) aka BEYOND THE DOOR II has been found in the Arrow Video Yokai Monsters set so expect an official announcement soon.

** THE MEDIUM: A documentary team follows Nim, a shaman based in Northern Thai, the Isan area, and encounters her niece Mink showing strange symptoms that seem to be of inheritance of shamanism. The team decides to follow Mink, hoping to capture the shaman lineage passing on to the next generation, but her bizarre behavior becomes more extreme. From director Banjong Pisanthanakun and producer Na Hong-jin. Winner Best Film, Bucheon International Film Festival 2021.

** BOSTON STRANGLER: 20th Century Studios has set Keira Knightley to star in the Matt Ruskin-directed film BOSTON STRANGLER for Scott Free and LuckyChap Entertainment. Knightley plays Loretta McLaughlin, the first reporter to connect several murders and break the story of the Boston Strangler.

She and fellow reporter Jean Cole challenged the sexism of the early 1960s to report on the city's notorious serial killer and worked to keep women informed. They pursued the story at great personal risk and discovered corruption that cast doubt on the strangler's identity. Filming begins in December in Boston with Ridley Scott, Kevin Walsh, Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara producing. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** THE LAST RITE: Lucy, a study from home medical student and sleep paralysis victim, moves in with her boyfriend and finds out all is not as it seems, when she falls pray to a demonic force hell bent on ripping her apart from within. Torn between sanity and the unknown, Lucy is left with no alternative but to contact a local priest, Father Roberts for help.

With time running out and the dark force consuming her from inside, Father Roberts is forced to make a choice, do the right thing and get the church involved, or help Lucy by conducting his own exorcism against the will of the church.

** YOU ARE NOT MY MOTHER: Variety has reported that TIFF Midnight Madness selection YOU ARE NOT MY MOTHER, the debut feature film from Kate Dolan has been picked up by Magnet Releasing for North America.

"YOU ARE NOT MY MOTHER is a fantastically realized journey into one's most primal fear," said Magnolia Pictures President Eamonn Bowles in a statement. "This is a spectacular directorial debut by Kate Dolan." (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)

----- October 6, 2021 -----

** CHUCKY series: In the new CHUCKY television series, an idyllic American town is thrown into chaos after a vintage 'Good Guy' doll turns up at a suburban yard sale. Soon, everyone must grapple with a series of horrifying murders that begin to expose the town's deep hypocrisies and hidden secrets. Meanwhile, friends and foes from Chucky's past creep back into his world and threaten to expose the truth behind his mysterious origins as a seemingly ordinary child who somehow became this notorious monster.

** THE SEED: Shudder announced that they have acquired the worldwide rights for Sam Walker's debut feature film, dubbed a black comedy creature feature, THE SEED. THE SEED will have its world premiere at Beyond Fest next week then will come to the streaming service on all its territories (NA, UK, IRE, AUS and NZ) in early 2022. (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)

** RAGING GRACE: Shudder has announced that they will debut an original film, Paris Zarcilla's "contemporary spin on gothic horror" RAGING GRACE on their streaming service in early 2022 across all territories (NA, UK, IRE, AUS and NZ). (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)

** ROW 19: Russian distributor Central Partnership announced that Well GO USA acquired North American rights for the thriller ROW 19 from director Alexander Babaev. ROW 19 opens in Russia on November 11th; no word from Well GO USA what their plans are yet.

A young female doctor and her 6-year-old daughter are on an overnight flight in a violent storm. When passengers on the half-empty plane inexplicably begin to die, the woman's grip on reality weakens and she is forced to relive her worst childhood nightmare. (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)

** HYPNOTIC: A young woman seeking self-improvement enlists the help of a renowned hypnotist, but after a handful of intense sessions, soon discovers unexpected and deadly consequences.

----- October 5, 2021 -----

** NOBODY SLEEPS IN THE WOODS TONIGHT PART 2: The sequel is coming to Netflix on October 27th.

** THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER: The long-gestating THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER is now a reality as principal photography has officially wrapped on this new feature spin on a famous section of Bram Stoker's novel DRACULA.

That section detailed a Russian schooner vessel named after the Greek goddess which transports Dracula's coffin from Carpathia to London. The vampire picks off the crew one-by-one along the way until the ship washes up ashore in England with one raving-mad survivor. The cast includes Corey Hawkins, Liam Cunningham, David Dastmalchian, Aisling Franciosi, Jon Jon Briones, Stefan Kapicic, Nikolai Nikolaeff, Woody Norman, Martin Furulund, Chris Walley and 6'7 actor Javier Botet as Dracula.

Zak Olkewicz penned the script while Andre Ovredal directs. Amblin Entertainment tweeted out a photo of the wheel of the doomed ship from the set. THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER opens in cinemas on January 27th 2023. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** TEENAGE EXORCIST: Coming soon to Blu-ray from Makeflix are both TEENAGE EXORCIST (1991) and THE CHANNELER (1991). Featuring an All-Star cast headlined by legendary Scream Queen, Brinke Stevens (HAUNTING FEAR), Eddie Deezen (GREASE), Robert Quarry (COUNT YORGA, VAMPIRE) and Michael Berryman (HILLS HAVE EYES). THE CHANNELER stars action star, Richard Harrison (MEDUSA AGAINST THE SON OF HERCULES), Dan Haggerty (GRIZZLY ADAMS) and Brenda James (SLITHER).

** JUST BEYOND: Witches. Aliens. Ghosts. Enter a world of fantasies and fears in JUST BEYOND, an original series streaming October 13 only on Disney+.

** BAD BEN BENIGN: Arriving October 26 from Breaking Glass Pictures, BAD BEN BENIGN picks up where we left off as Tom Riley wanders out of the woods behind his home on Steelmanville Road, where he once again finds himself dealing with evil forces and possibly the most powerful demon he has ever faced! The film will be available on DVD and VOD, platforms including iTunes/Apple TV, Google Play, Xbox, Vudu, Vimeo, and through local cable & satellite providers.

----- October 4, 2021 -----

** HALLOWEEN KILLS: Blumhouse Productions has the Jamie Lee Curtis-led HALLOWEEN KILLS set to hit both cinemas and streamer Peacock on October 15th and is on track to hit at least $50 million.

News of the day-and-date Peacock release surprised many and left some obvious questions. Speaking with Collider, producer Jason Blum recently revealed it wasn't Universal that asked for it – he himself made the decision:

"It was my idea to do it. [Peacock] didn't approach me. I approached them. I, like everyone else, am a big believer in the theatrical experience. I think eventually I think there should be windows.

I think Universal's strategy of the three-week window is a great strategy, but I had a bad distribution experience with FREAKY. That movie is a great movie, and it didn't get seen because the distribution of it got all twisted up. My fault.

I didn't want to go through that experience again. I didn't want to have a movie that I'm really proud of that I think is great and have there be an excuse why people didn't see it. So I'm the one who pitched Universal. And then I pitched Jamie and David, and it was my idea. I stand behind it. I'm glad that we're doing it." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)



** Vinegar Syndrome update: Coming to Blu-ray in October from Vinegar Syndrome/Partner labels. THE LAUGHING DEAD, TICKS (4K UHD), THE GRAVE, SUMMER OF 84 (4K UHD) and more!



** UNDEAD: Coming to Blu-ray on 11/3 from Umbrella Entertainment. Limited-edition O-ring packaging with exclusive new artwork and special features.

** THE VAMPIRES LOVERS: Coming to Blu-ray on December 21st from Shout! Factory/Scream Factory.

** A HOUSE ON THE BAYOU: In an effort to reconnect and mend their relationship, Jessica and John Chambers seek an idyllic getaway with their daughter Anna to a remote mansion in rural Louisiana. When suspiciously friendly neighbors show up for dinner uninvited, the weekend takes a sinister turn as the fragile family bond is tested and dark secrets come to light.

----- October 1st, 2021 -----

** FRIDAY THE 13th rights: Victor Miller is set to reclaim the domestic rights to the franchise from the producer. Four decades after penning that influential horror flick, which prompted numerous sequels, he's scored an important legal victory that may frighten Hollywood producers. On Thursday, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a win for him in a copyright termination battle. As a result, he's set to reclaim the domestic rights to the franchise. Click here for all the details.

** FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S: Blumhouse CEO Jason Blum has confirmed that filmmaker Chris Columbus is no longer attached to the movie adaptation of the killer animatronics-themed video game series FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S. Blum didn't indicate who may have replaced him but says the delays with the movie have been about getting the script right with multiple versions having been crafted, but the project remains active and he's confident it will eventually be made. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** SALEM'S LOT remake: Pilou Asbæk has scored the pivotal antagonist role in the new adaptation of Stephen King's second novel SALEM'S LOT at New Line Cinema. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** THE GIRL IN THE WOODS: Set in the Pacific Northwest, the film follows Carrie's escape from her mysterious, cult-like colony that guards the world from monsters hidden behind a secret door within the woods.

** Umbrella Entertainment: Coming to Blu-ray/4K/DVD in November from Umbrella Entertainment are THE BEAST (LA BÊTE) (1975), DRIVE-IN DELIRIUM: ULTIMATE DUSK-TIL-DAWN-TIL-DUSK TRAILER MARATHON, THE BABADOOK (2014) 4K ULTRA HD and COMING HOME IN THE DARK (2021).







----- September 30, 2021 -----

** THE EVIL DEAD Groovy Collection: Who knew evil can be so groovy? The original two EVIL DEAD films, as well as the three-season ASH VS EVIL DEAD series is coming home in THE EVIL DEAD Groovy Collection, arriving November 16 on 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital from Lionsgate.

** ARMY OF THIEVES: In this prequel to Zack Snyder's ARMY OF THE DEAD, small-town bank teller Dieter gets drawn into the adventure of a lifetime when a mysterious woman recruits him to join a crew of Interpol's most wanted criminals, attempting to heist a sequence of legendary, impossible-to-crack safes across Europe. Watch ARMY OF THIEVES on Netflix globally October 29th.

** SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE remake: A new contemporary twist-filled reimagining of the 1982 slasher cult classic just in time for Halloween. A slumber party turns into a bloodbath, as a psychotic serial killer wielding a power drill disrupts the fun.

** BLUE MONKEY: Coming December 7th from Code Red and distributed by Kino Lorber. BLUE MONKEY aka INSECT. Directed by Canadian horror pic helmer William Fruet, this 80s horror flick blends gore with an endearing 50s style over-sized killer bug.

- HD Master – From the Original 35mm Negative
- Trailers
- Limited Edition O-Card
- Insect Wrap with Reversible Alternate Blue Monkey Art
- All Region

----- September 29, 2021 -----

** THE LAST OF US: From game director Neil Druckmann comes the first official photo from the upcoming live action series.

** WEREWOLVES WITHIN: Coming to Blu-ray on 12/7. A proposed gas pipeline has created divisions within the small town of Beaverfield. When a snowstorm traps its residents together inside the local inn, newly arrived forest ranger Finn (Sam Richardson) and postal worker Cecily (Milana Vayntrub) must try to keep the peace and uncover the truth behind a mysterious creature that has begun terrorizing the community.

** CREEPSHOW series: According to this retail listing, season 2 is coming to Blu-ray on 12/7 from Shudder.

** WYRMWOOD APOCALYPSE: The next film takes place in a zombie-infested Australian wasteland where soldier Rhys has dedicated his life to tracking and capturing survivors for the Surgeon General in hopes of finding a cure.









----- September 28, 2021 -----

** THE BLACK PHONE: Ahead of its premiere at Fantastic Fest, filmmaker Scott Derrickson has released the poster for his new horror feature THE BLACK PHONE. The one-sheet shows Ethan Hawke as The Grabber, a sadistic child killer who has locked a thirteen-year-old boy in a soundproof basement. The boy then starts receiving calls on a disconnected phone from the killer's previous victims.

James Ransone, Jeremy Davies, Mason Thames and Madeleine McGraw co-star. Derrickson and Robert Cargill adapted the script from Joe Hill's short story and the film will open in cinemas on January 28th 2022. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** Terror on Tubi: Tubi unveiled its slate of free Halloween programming called "Terror on Tubi." All October, Tubi will offer thousands of hours of scares from streaming's biggest free Halloween movie collection, with more than 5,000 horror and paranormal titles from which to choose. As part of "Terror on Tubi," the streaming service is premiering four Tubi Originals, as well as a plethora of haunting and heart-pounding films for horror and paranormal enthusiasts.

** CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED: Coming to Blu-ray on 10/26 from Warner Archive Collection. Six impossibly intelligent children from all over the world with dangerous psychic powers hide in a church in England after the military tries to experiment on them. Besieged, they warn the military to back off before carnage ensues.

** DEAD & BEAUTIFUL: Five rich, spoiled Asian twenty-somethings (Gijs Blom, Aviis Zhong, Yen Tsao, Philip Juan, Anechka Marchenko) are suffering from upper class ennui, unsure how to spend their days when so little is expected from them. In search of excitement, the five friends form the "Circle," a group where they take turns designing a unique, extravagant experience for the others. But things go wrong when the privileged urbanites awaken after a night out, to find they have developed vampire fangs and an unquenchable thirst for flesh, blood, and adventure at any price. Directed by David Verbeek.

----- September 27, 2021 -----

** CENSOR 4K UHD: Here's the cover for the upcoming Vinegar Syndrome edition.

** Dario Argento's TRAUMA: Coming to Blu-ray in November from Vinegar Syndrome. It will include both the English version and Italian theatrical version.

** THE CURE: A trailer is out for the upcoming 4K restoration re-release of Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa's breakthrough 1997 psychological horror THE CURE starring Koji Yakusho. Janus Films will release the film on October 1st with a Criterion disc release to follow at some point.

A string of shocking, seemingly unmotivated murders – different killers, same hallmarks – leads a detective into a disturbing game of cat and mouse with an enigmatic amnesiac (Masato Hagiwara).

** I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER: Amazon Prime Video has unleashed the full trailer for its eight-episode series I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER based on Lois Duncan's 1973 novel. Writer Sara Goodman serves as showrunner on the new season which follows a group of teenagers one year after their graduation night ended with a fatal accident. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

----- September 23, 2021 -----

** TITANE: A metal highly resistant to heat and corrosion, with high tensile strength alloys, often used in medical prostheses due to its pronounced biocompatibility. Here's the trailer for the highly anticipated new film from the director of RAW.

** LET THE RIGHT ONE IN series: Showtime has officially given a series order to Andrew Hinderaker's upcoming series adaptation of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, based on the Swedish romantic horror drama novel and film of the same name. The project will be led by Oscar nominee Demián Bichir, who is set to portray the role of Mark, a father to a young vampire daughter. Production is expected to begin early next year in New York City. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** BLACK FRIDAY: Screen Media has acquired Casey Tebo's alien invasion holiday horror film BLACK FRIDAY ahead of its world premiere at Fantastic Fest this week. A day-and-date release in November is planned.

Set on the busiest shopping night of the year, a group of disgruntled toy store employees must defend themselves from legions of holiday shoppers when a mysterious alien parasite turns them into monstrous creatures. Bruce Campbell, Devon Sawa, Ivana Baquero and Michael Jai White star. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND: Coming to 4K UHD Steelbook on 11/16.

----- September 22, 2021 -----

** THE LAST OF US: As production continues on THE LAST OF US series in Calgary, it has been confirmed through an updated production list from the Director's Guild of Canada that original game director and writer Neil Druckmann has also been set to serve as one of the upcoming HBO series' five directors. This marks Druckmann's first major scripted series as a director.

When HBO's THE LAST OF US series adaptation was first announced, Druckmann was only involved in the project as a co-executive producer and co-writer along with Craig Mazin, who is also set to helm the series. The other three directors listed are Oscar nominee Jasmila Zbanic, Kantermic Balagov, and Peter Hoar. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** MANIAC COP sequels 4K UHD: Due to manufacturing delays, we have to push back the release of our MANIAC COP 2 & 3 4K UHD by a month. New release date is November 16th.

** SUKKUBUS: From Mondo Macabro. Following on from our recent announcements of HIRUKO THE GOBLIN and THE LAUGHING WOMAN, the third limited edition Blu-ray premiere going on sale this October during our annual Halloween Sale is the weird 80s German "folk horror" film SUKKUBUS Full details, specs, and a trailer will be revealed in October ahead of the sale.

** CREEPY BITS: A new, bite-sized horror anthology web series, launching across social media on Friday, Sep. 24, 2021 @ 9pm. 6 x creepy tales, each under 3 min. 1 per week with the finale on Halloween.

----- September 21, 2021 -----

** HALLOWEEN KILLS: No more running. No more hiding. It's time to face the essence of evil. In theaters and streaming only on Peacock October 15th.

** INFECTION: Flavio Pedota's award winning horror flick is coming to DVD and Digital in the UK and Ireland on October 18th, from genre house Danse Macabre. When an outbreak of a new virus mutation turns the population into blood thirsty crazies, a young doctor is separated from his son. Navigating his way through the plague-infested streets and marauder-filled countryside, he must use every resource to find his only child and discover a cure for the deadly disease. (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)

** Box Office: CANDYMAN took the fourth spot at with $3.5 millon, while MALIGNANT took to the fifth spot with a disappointing $2.5 million.

----- September 20, 2021 -----

** NIGHTMARE ALLEY: In NIGHTMARE ALLEY, an ambitious carny (Bradley Cooper) with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett) who is even more dangerous than he is. Directed by Guillermo del Toro. Only in Theaters December 17th.

** PARANORMAL ACTIVITY NEXT OF KIN: Here's the teaser trailer.

** THE LOST BOYS remake: Noah Jupe (A QUIET PLACE) and Jaeden Martell (IT) are set to lead the cast of a remake of Joel Schumacher's 1987 vampire classic THE LOST BOYS at Warner Bros. Pictures. The original follows two brothers and their widowed mother who move to the rundown California beach town of Santa Carla which is being terrorized by a vampire biker gang. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** V/H/S/94: After the discovery of a mysterious VHS tape, a brutish police swat team launch a high intensity raid on a remote warehouse, only to discover a sinister cult compound whose collection of pre-recorded material uncovers a nightmarish conspiracy.

----- September 17, 2021 -----

** I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER: New Series on Amazon Prime Video, October 15th.

** BOARDING HOUSE: Coming to Blu-ray on 10/26 from AGFA and Bleeding Skull. Region Free Blu-ray. Theatrical cut: Preserved in 2K from an original 35mm release print. Original home video cut: Transferred from the 3/4" master tape and more!

** THE ORACLE: Coming to Blu-ray on 11/9 from Media Blasters. Newly restored and remastered from a 4K scan!

** WITCH HUNT: In a modern America where witches are real and witchcraft is illegal, a sheltered teenager must face her own demons and prejudices as she helps two young witches avoid law enforcement and cross the southern border to asylum in Mexico.

----- September 16, 2021 -----

** HELLRAISER remake: In a recent interview with Collider, writer and producer David S. Goyer has finally opened up about Spyglass Media Group's upcoming HELLRAISER remake, confirming that production on the new horror film adaptation has already begun. Goyer also went on to described the Hulu film as "terrifying, and amazing," while also teasing the return of its "jaw-dropping," Cenobites, who are Pinhead's extra-dimensional demonic minions known for their extreme tortures of sadomasochism.

"I will say that we went back to the original novella for the source material, we're really honoring Clive's work," Goyer said. "I can say that David Bruckner is a genius. It's filming right now. The footage is terrifying and amazing, and the Cenobites are jaw-dropping." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** THE PURGE 6: As part of a recent interview with the Playlist Podcast, actor Frank Grillo has confirmed he's returning to the role of Leo Barnes for the upcoming sixth film in THE PURGE franchise. This year's fifth film THE FOREVER PURGE essentially seemed to end the series but filmmaker James DeMonaco admitted at the time he had an idea for a sixth one.

That seems to have flourished into a script as Grillo confirms to the podcast the film is happening and his character from the second and third films will be the focus:

"Committed! We committed to doing that – PURGE 6 with [James DeMonaco] directing. It's based on the Leo Barnes character. I'm excited. He's going to send me the script. He just finished it. So, yeah, I'm really psyched about that. I love doing the PURGE movies… I'm psyched, they called me and said James wanted to direct one more and I'm like, 'Don't even tell me. I'm in.'"

THE FOREVER PURGE opened in July and even with COVID restrictions, the film still managed to gross $77 million off an $18 million budget. It's currently available on VOD and hits disc at month's end. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** PARANORMAL ACTIVITY NEXT OF KIN: The upcoming seventh installment in the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY franchise has scored the title PARANORMAL ACTIVITY NEXT OF KIN which has been granted an R rating by the MPAA "for violence and bloody images, and language throughout". The film will arrive on March 4th 2022. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** THE SECRET OF SINCHANEE: Here's the poster for Steven Grayhm's upcoming paranormal thriller THE SECRET OF SINCHANEE. Vertical Entertainment will release the film on in select theaters, Digital HD and On Demand on October 8th. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

----- September 15, 2021 -----

** THERE'S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE: A high school senior (Sydney Park) and the rest of her new school's graduating class are being targeted by a masked killer intent on exposing their darkest secrets to the world. Based on The New York Times bestselling book by Stephanie Perkins. Directed by Patrick Brice.



** THE BLACK PHONE: Filmmaker Scott Derrickson's highly anticipated new horror feature THE BLACK PHON is set to have its world premiere later this month at Fantastic Fest ahead of its planned January 28th theatrical release.

In the film, a 13-year-old boy has been abducted by a child killer and locked in a soundproof basement. He soon starts receiving calls on a disconnected phone from the killer's previous victims. Ethan Hawke, James Ransone, Jeremy Davies and Madeleine McGraw star. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** CHHORII: Amazon Prime Video India has boarded CHHORII, the upcoming horror and social drama produced by CryptTV, India's Abundantia Entertainment and T-Series. The film stars Nushrratt Bharruccha in a blend of horror and social drama, telling the story of age-old societal beliefs and practices that give rise to tales of terror. Vishal Furia directed by the project, which is a remake of Furia's Marathi-language horror Lapachhapi. Mita Vashisht, Rajesh Jais and Saurabh Goyal also star. (thanks to Deadline.com)

** WELCOME TO THE BLUMHOUSE: Amazon Prime Video has released the official trailers for all four horror thrillers from Amazon Studios and Blumhouse Television's second installment of WELCOME TO THE BLUMHOUSE. The first two films, BINGO HELL and BLACK AS NIGHT, will be exclusively released on Prime Video on October 1, followed by MADRES and THE MANOR on October 8. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)









----- September 14, 2021 -----

** DON'T BREATHE 2: Coming to 4K UHD/blu-ray on 10/26 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Special features: Designing Deception (5 minutes), Friends & Filmmakers (5 minutes), Bad Man (Slang is Back) (3 minutes) and Extended Ending (1 minute).

** IN THE EARTH: Coming to Blu-ray in the UK on 10/25 (Region Free). From writer and director Ben Wheatley, IN THE EARTH is the story of a scientist and park scout who venture deep in the forest for a routine equipment run. Through the night, their journey becomes a terrifying voyage through the heart of darkness, the forest coming to life around them.

** RESIDENT EVIL WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY: The upcoming film, a whole new live-action adaptation of the horror game series, has been granted an R-rating by the MPAA due to "strong violence and gore, and language throughout". Kaya Scodelario, Avan Jogia, Tom Hopper, Robbie Amell, Hannah John-Kamen and Neal McDonough co-star in the film which opens November 24th. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** DON'T WORRY DARLING: Actress-turned-director Olivia Wilde has confirmed a September 23rd 2022 official release date for New Line Cinema's crime drama horror DON'T WORRY DARLING. Wilde directs from a screenplay written by Katie Silberman based on a spec by Carey and Shane Van Dyke.

The psychological thriller is set in an isolated, utopian community in the 1950s California desert where a housewife uncovers a disturbing truth to her perfect life. Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Chris Pine, KiKi Layne, Gemma Chan, Douglas Smith and Nick Kroll star. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

----- September 13, 2021 -----

** ORPHAN FIRST KILL: Paramount Players has picked up the domestic rights to eOne and Dark Castle's horror thrillerORPHAN FIRST KILL. The film serves as a prequel to 2009's ORPHAN which was released by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Isabelle Fuhrman reprises her role from the original movie as Leena, a murderous sociopath who looks like a child due to a medical condition. Following an escape from an Estonian psychiatric facility, Leena comes to America impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy Connecticut family. But her new life as 'Esther' comes with an unexpected wrinkle and pits her against a mother (Julia Stiles) who will protect her family at any cost. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** NIGHTMARE ALLEY: Guillermo del Toro's dark thriller was originally set for a limited release on December 3rd and is now slated for a wide release on December 17th. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** SALEM'S LOT: New Line Cinema's adaptation of Stephen King's classic horror tale SALEM'S LOT has set a September 9, 2022 release date. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** MALIGNANT: James Wan's costly $40 million horror film debuted in third place at the Box Office with just $5.57 million – soft considering horror has done fairly well during the pandemic. The film, which is also available on HBO Max, has scored good critical reviews and is being talked about for a third act twist, but audiences weren't enamored – giving the film a C CinemaScore. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com

** VHS MASSACRE TOO: Coming to Blu-ray on 1/18 from Troma. The last stand of the American exploitation film. In a post video store era, media consolidation has led to the censorship and near death of the independent and exploitation film industry. Joe Bob Briggs, Debbie Rochon, Lloyd Kaufman, and James Rolfe take us on an adventure that leads from the last Blockbuster video store in Bend Oregon to Troma Entertainment in New York, all in an effort to examine how history keeps repeating itself from the video store era to the modern streaming. This film is a follow-up to the award-winning VHS Massacre documentary.

----- September 10, 2021 -----

** I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 10/26 from Ronin Flix. This edition will feature a new 2021 4K HDR remaster done by Ronin Flix, English SDH Subtitles (feature presentations only) and all of the historical Ronin Flix Blu-ray special features.

** HALLOWEEN KILLS: Universal Pictures, Miramax, and Blumhouse have announced that the highly-anticipated HALLOWEEN KILLS: is set to debut day-and-date both in cinemas and on its Peacock streaming service on October 15th. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** NO MAN OF GOD: Coming to Blu-ray on 10/25 from 101 Films. Bill Hagmaier (Elijah Wood), an agent in the FBI's Behavioural Analysis Unit, is assigned to probe the dangerous mind of convicted serial killer Ted Bundy (Luke Kirby) prior to his execution. Considered by his superiors to have little chance of gaining insight into the motives and actions of the guarded and evasive Bundy, Hagmaier nonetheless establishes a rapport with the killer, but with time running out before Bundy is given the chair, can Hagmaier get the answers he's looking for and gain closure for the victims' families?

** MODERN VAMPIRES: Coming soon to Blu-ray from Ronin Flix. A borderline fascistic Dr. Van Helsing unwittingly hires crack smoking gang-bangers to pursue the decadent vampires who secretly control Hollywood and the United States.

** FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: The series returns October 17th.

----- September 9, 2021 -----

** LAST NIGHT IN SOHO: Dreams really do come true. From the imagination of Edgar Wright, LAST NIGHT IN SOHO is only in theaters October 29th.

** MIDNIGHT MASS: This little island, so sleepy it might be dead. The isolated community on Crockett Island experiences miraculous events - and frightening omens – following the arrival of a charismatic, mysterious young priest. An original series from Mike Flanagan come to Netflix on September, 24th.

** THE NIGHT HOUSE: Coming to Blu-ray on 10/19. Special Features: What Happens at the Lake House – Take a deep dive with director David Bruckner and the cast to unearth the secrets of The Night House. From the design of the mind-bending set, to Rebecca Hall's haunted performance, witness how this chilling mystery was brought to life. Optional English SDH, Spanish, and French subtitles for the main feature.

** THE MONSTER: Coming to Blu-ray on 10/11 from Network Distributing in the UK. Also known as I DON'T WANT TO BE BORN, SHARON'S BABY and THE DEVIL WHITHIN HER.

----- September 8, 2021 -----

** BEYOND THE DOOR sequel EMBRYO: Back in 1974, director Ovidio G. Assonitis and actress Juliet Mills teamed up for the supernatural horror film BEYOND THE DOOR. Although two sequels to BEYOND THE DOOR have been released in the years since, both were sequels in name only; in fact, they were both original films that simply had the BEYOND THE DOOR title slapped on them by distributors. But now, 47 years later, Beyond the Door is set to receive a proper sequel, as Assonitis and Mills are re-teaming for BEYOND THE DOOR EMBRYO.

Thirty years after the events of the original and will see Mills reprise her role as Jessica Barrett. Her daughter — one of the twins born in the first movie — finds herself pregnant and fears, like her mother, that the true father might actually be the devil. Assonitis has written the screenplay for the sequel and will be producing it, with the hope being that it will go into production sometime next year. (thanks to JoBlo.com)

** KRAMPUS 4K UHD: The response to our recent announcement our upcoming UHD/Blu-ray was so positive and overwhelming that director Michael Dougherty kindly asked for a little more time to work on the release, which of course we agreed to! The new release date is December 7th and will be worth it.

** CANDYMAN: Nia DaCosta's reboot took the second spot at the Box Office with $10.5 million over the three day and an estimated $13.4 million across four days. That three-day is a drop of around 53% which is very solid for a horror movie. The film is headd well into profit – its domestic total of $41.9 million is way ahead of the movie's $25 million production budget. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

----- September 6, 2021 -----

** CENSOR 4K UHD: In association with Magnolia Pictures, Vinegar Syndrome will present the world 4K UHD Home Video debut of Prano Bailey-Bond's critically acclaimed, stunningly beautiful, and highly unnerving 35mm lensed psychological horror thriller, CENSOR, which includes stock footage from the Vinegar Syndrome vault including FROZEN SCREAM!

** COMING HOME IN THE DARK: Coming to Blu-ray on 11/9. A family's outing descends into terror when teacher Alan Hoaganraad, his wife Jill and stepsons Maika and Jordon explore an isolated coastline. An unexpected meeting with a pair of drifters – the enigmatic psychopath Mandrake and his accomplice Tubs – thrusts the family into a nightmare after the duo kidnaps them and embarks on a road trip to hell.

** CREEPSHOW Season 3: CREEPSHOW, the anthology series based on the 1982 horror comedy classic, is still the most fun you'll ever have being scared! A comic book comes to life in a series of vignettes, exploring terrors ranging from murder, creatures, monsters, and delusions to the supernatural and unexplainable. You never know what will be on the next page. Season 3 premieres September 23 on Shudder.

** MARTYRS LANE: In this unsettling ghost story, Leah, 10, lives in a large, old house with her family but can't quite work out why her mother seems so distant. At night she is visited by a mysterious guest, who might be able to give her some answers. With a new challenge every night, Leah is rewarded with bits of knowledge that, when pieced together, threaten to shine a dangerous light on both the truth in her nightmares and of the world she lives in. Written and directed by Ruth Platt. Starring Denise Gough, Anastasia Hille and Steven Cree. Premieres September 9 on Shudder.

** SÉANCE: Camille Meadows (Suki Waterhouse) is the new girl at the prestigious Edelvine Academy for Girls. Soon after her arrival, six girls invite her to join them in a late-night ritual, calling forth the spirit of a dead former student who reportedly haunts their halls. But before morning, one of the girls is dead, leaving the others wondering what they may have awakened. Written and directed by Simon Barrett. Premieres Sept. 29 on Shudder.

----- September 2nd, 2021 -----

** MALIGNANT: From the director of THE CONJURING comes a new vision of terror. See MALIGNANT in theaters and streaming on HBO Max September 10th.

** CENSOR: Prano Bailey-Bond and her film CENSOR have appreciated enormous success since its world premiere at Sundance at the beginning of the year. Earlier this week, on home turf at FrightFest, Bond was awarded the 2021 Screen Genre Rising Star Award. Bond adds the win to the Méliès d'Argent she won at Imagine, the Denis-de-Rougemont Youth Award at Neuchâtel and Directors to Watch at Palm Springs. (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)

** CUCKOO: NEON's upcoming horror feature CUCKOO has added four cast members to its ensemble with Oscar nominee and Emmy winner John Malkovich, Gemma Chan , Hunter Schafer, and Sofia Boutella set to headline the project. Details on the film are being kept under wraps. NEON will finance the project, which is expected to begin filming in April 2022. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** PARANORMAL ACTIVITY reboot: Paramount Players have moved up the release of the new PARANORMAL ACTIVITY movie. Originally slated for an early 2022 release, the project will now be dropping in the next few weeks according to ViacomCBS Streaming's Chief Programming Officer Tanya Giles.

Giles says in a statement to the Deadline web site that both this "unexpected reimagining of the beloved horror franchise" and a documentary about the film's making will both be coming exclusively to the Paramount+ service "in time for Halloween".

Franchise producer Jason Blum has previously teased the new film is going to be effectively a complete reboot, saying: "I thought if you were going to re-do it, you better really re-do it, not try and expand what we did all those years ago."

Emily Bader, Roland Buck III, Dan Lippert, and Henry Ayres-Brown star in the film which hails from director Will Eubank (UNDERWATER) and writer Christopher Landon (HAPPY DEATH DAY). (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** Terror Vision releases: Here's the upcoming Blu-ray releases from Terror Vision.

KILLING SPREE (1987) – Blu-ray – Release date TBA
"A man suspects his wife of adultery and goes on a killing spree, eliminating all he believes are sleeping with her, but his victims don't stay dead

VIDEO VIOLENCE (1987) – Blu-ray – Release date TBA
"A husband and wife open a video store in a new town, and come to find out that the locals only rent horror films and the "occasional triple X'er", and make their own snuff videos."

NORWAY (2014) – Blu-ray – available in December
"Photophobic Zano arrives in the city for the very first time. The year is 1984 and Athens beckons. A vampire and a fine dancer, Zano quickly gets devoured by the dark underbelly of the capital city. All he really wants is a "warm" girl."

----- September 1st, 2021 -----

** TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: The next thundering roar of the chainsaw movie audiences will hear will be from Netflix. The streaming giant has picked up global rights to the latest installment of TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE from Legendary Pictures.

David Blue Garcia directed the horror movie, which shot last year in Bulgaria and is produced by filmmaker Fede Alvarez and Rodolfo Sayagues via their Bad Hombre banner, as well as Kim Henkel, Ian Henkel, and Pat Cassidy of Exurbia Films, and Legendary Pictures.

The new movie takes place years after the shocking events of the original, in a setting where Leatherface hasn't been seen or heard from since. Per Netflix and Legendary, the film seeks to pick up where the Hooper and Kim Henkel film initially left off, bringing the most notorious horror franchise back to life in the same bold and provocative manner that it was first introduced to the world. (thanks to TheHollywoodReporter.com)

** KRAMPUS 4K UHD: We're celebrating Christmas a little early with our special announcement of Director Michael Dougherty's holiday horror hit KRAMPUS: THE NAUGHTY CUT—coming soon from us on 4K UHD & Blu-ray. National street date for North America (Region A) is Nov 16th. This will be presented as a Collector's Edition and will come guaranteed with a slipcover in its first three months of release.

** ELVIRA'S HAUNTED HILLS: The upcoming Blu-ray release will feature a brand new 4K restoration of the film from the original camera negative, new introduction by Elvira, Mistress of The Dark, audio commentary with actors Cassandra Peterson, Mary Scheer, Mary Jo Smith And Scott Atkinson, and Director Sam Irvin. Making-Of featurette, "Transylvania Or Bust" featurette, Elvira in Romania featurette, interview with actor Richard O'Brien, outtakes, photo gallery and optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature.

** RESIDENT EVIL WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY: The first photos have been released from RESIDENT EVIL WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY, the upcoming live-action reboot of the RESIDENT EVIL film franchise. IGN has premiered the first photos from the Johannes Roberts-directed film which aims to return to the 'terrifying roots' of the original games – particularly the first two – and essentially ignore the Milla Jovovich-led films.

The new film is set in 1998. Raccoon City was once the booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation and is now a dying Midwestern town. The company's exodus left the city a wasteland… with great evil brewing below the surface. When that evil is unleashed, the townspeople are forever changed… and a small group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and make it through the night.

The cast includes Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield, Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield, Avan Jogia as Leon S. Kennedy, Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine, Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker, Neal McDonough as William Birkin, Donal Logue as Chief Irons, Nathan Dales as Brad Vickers and Marina Mazepa as a terrifying Lisa Trevor. RESIDENT EVIL WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY will be releasing in cinemas on November 24th. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)







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