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----- February 28, 2023 -----

** IT prequel WELCOME TO DERRY: HBO Max has ordered WELCOME TO DERRY, the prequel series to 2017's IT and 2019's IT CHAPTER TWO. The series is being developed for television by Andy Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti, who directed and produced both IT films, respectively, as well as actor and screenwriter Jason Fuchs, who appeared as Richie's manager in IT CHAPTER TWO. Fuchs is set as co-showrunner alongside Brad Caleb Kane.

Both Fuchs and Kane are also set to executive produce alongside Andy and Barbara Muschietti, with the latter two doing so through their Double Dream production company. Andy Muschietti will also direct multiple episodes of the series, including the series premiere. (thanks to

** THE EXORCIST reboot: Jennifer Nettles has joined the cast of the first film in the trilogy revival of 1973's THE EXORCIST. Like with the recent HALLOWEEN revival, this will serve as a many years later follow-up to the original only. The new film stars Leslie Odom Jr., Ann Dowd, Lidya Jewett and Ellen Burstyn reprising her role as Chris MacNeil from the 1973 original. Nettles has landed a "primary role" but specifics are under wraps. Blumhouse and Morgan Creek will release the film October 12th this year. (thanks to

** LE PACTE DES LOUPS: Coming to 4K UHD Steelbook on May 11th!

** Mexico Macabre: Coming to Blu-ray on 5/29 from Indicator. BLACK PIT OF DR. M (Fernando Méndez, 1959), THE WITCH'S MIRROR (Chano Urueta, 1961), THE BRAINIAC (Chano Urueta, 1962) and THE CURSE OF THE CRYING WOMAN (Rafael Baladón, 1963).

----- February 27, 2023 -----

** INFINITY POOL: Here's the cover for the upcoming DecalReleasing Blu-ray edition.

** HAPPY DEATH DAY 3: Rising to fame penning multiple PARANORMAL ACTIVITY films and indie feature SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE filmmaker Christopher Landon really broke through into the mainstream with the success of 2017's HAPPY DEATH DAY. The slasher meets GROUNDHOG DAY comedy pulled in more than $125 million on a budget of less than $5 million and scored very good reviews, especially for its leading actress Jessica Rothe.

That film was followed by a more sci-fi toned sequel HAPPY DEATH DAY 2 U in 2019 that was both odder and more sentimental. When it took in only half of its predecessor, plans for a third film were seemingly scrapped. Currently out promoting his new Netflix film WE HAVE A GHOST, Landon was asked by The Wrap web site about those scrapped plans which was for a much bigger film than the first two and would again change-up genres.

"I have to still keep it in my pocket on the off-chance... because here's the thing, it's not time-sensitive. You know what I mean? I could make that movie whenever if they allowed me to. At some point, I'm just going to spill the beans. I had a full pitch. There was a whole movie that was ready to go in my brain. We'll see what happens. The third movie was going to be an epic apocalyptic adventure with some elements of horror. That was not getting left behind. But yeah, we were going to change gears again and it was going to be bigger." (thanks to

** GNOMES: Sony Pictures and 21 Laps have set ANT-MAN AND THE WASP scribes Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari to pen the feature adaptation of the breakout horror short film GNOMES. Richard Raaphorst and Ruwan Heggelman created the original short with Heggelman to direct this feature adaptation.

The story follows a girl who stumbles into the territory of a killer gnome tribe while out on her daily run, finding herself in grave danger after being lured in by its mysterious glowing mushrooms. Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen and Dan Levine of STRANGER THINGS fame will produce. (thanks to

** INTO THE ABYSS: They came from heaven, installing perpetual night. Then the deluge that would change humanity forever. Bannon is trapped in the middle of a city isolated and covered by a black and rainy sky, which epitomizes the end and decay of the old world. Seeking to leave the condemned area, he will realize that his very existence drags the vestiges of that world and must be put to the test or perish in the Abyss.

** THE POPE'S EXORCIST: Here's the poster for the upcoming film.

----- February 23, 2023 -----

** PHANTASM 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD in March from PLAION Pictures.

** POOR THINGS: Director Yorgos Lanthimos' new Frankenstein-esque film POOR THINGS has been rated R by the MPA for "strong & pervasive sexual content, graphic nudity, disturbing material, gore, and language". The film adapts Alasdair Gray's 1992 book about a young woman brought back to life by an eccentric but brilliant scientist. Mark Ruffalo, Emma Stone, Christopher Abbott, Ramy Youssef, Margaret Qualley, Jerrod Carmichael and Willem Dafoe star. (thanks to

** THE POPE'S EXORCIST: Inspired by the actual files of Father Gabriele Amorth, Chief Exorcist of the Vatican (Academy Award-winner Russell Crowe), THE POPE'S EXORCIST follows Amorth as he investigates a young boy's terrifying possession and ends up uncovering a centuries-old conspiracy the Vatican has desperately tried to keep hidden

** THE LAKE: A gigantic and bloodthirsty monster emerges from a lake after its egg is stolen and unleashes its fury on a town's inhabitants, leaving a trail of destruction and death in its wake. The town of Bueng Kan, now cut off from the outside world, must mobilize its officials and citizens, as well as a group of scientists that are in town conducting research, to catch this predator before it's too late.

----- February 22, 2023 -----

** BOSTON STRANGLER: The film follows Loretta McLaughlin (Keira Knightley), a reporter for the Record-American newspaper, who becomes the first journalist to connect the Boston Strangler murders. As the mysterious killer claims more and more victims, Loretta attempts to continue her investigation alongside colleague and confidante Jean Cole (Carrie Coon), yet the duo finds themselves stymied by the rampant sexism of the era. Nevertheless, McLaughlin and Cole bravely pursue the story at great personal risk, putting their own lives on the line in their quest to uncover the truth. Keira Knightley and Carrie Coon star in the true-crime thriller BOSTON STRANGLER, streaming March 17 on Hulu.

** THE WALKING DEAD RICK AND MICHONNE: AMC has confirmed that production on the forthcoming THE WALKING DEAD spin-off following RICK AND MICHONNE has finally started. Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira are set to reprise their fan-favorite roles in the upcoming spin-off. It will be written and produced by Scott Gimple, who will also serve as the showrunner. Gurira will also be credited as a co-creator and co-writer for the six-episode drama. The series is currently scheduled for a 2024 debut. (thanks to

** WITCHTRAP: Coming to Blu-ray on 6/13 from MVD Rewind Collection. High Definition (1080p) presentation of the main feature in its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio, scanned and restored in 2K in 2016 from the 35mm Interpositive.

** ESTHER: Directed by Matt Cunningham (THE SPORE), ESTHER is the story of Katy, who has moved back to her childhood home only to find that her nightly sleep is disrupted by a faulty smoke alarm. She soon learns that the faulty alarm is the least of her worries as her imaginary friend Esther has come back to play. The film stars Haley Heslip (CASE 137), with Keith Golinski serving as Director of Photography.

----- February 21, 2023 -----

** END OF LINE: Karen boards a late-night train and fights with several other passengers to survive a murderous night after becoming trapped in a tunnel. Coming soon to Blu-ray from Terror Vision.

** STING: The Australian-made horror thriller which hails from WYRMWOOD and NEKROTONIC filmmaker Kiah Roache-Turner and which wrapped production this week. Ryan Corr, Alyla Browne, Penelope Mitchell, Robyn Nevin, Noni Hazlehurst and Jermaine Fowler star. Weta Workshop created the film's spider discovered by a rebellious 12-year-old girl obsessed with comic books and living in an apartment with her family. She initially bonds with the spider and keeps it as a secret pet she names Sting.

Her fascination increases alongside the creature's size and hunger – first neighbour's pets go missing, then the neighbours themselves as it develops a taste for human flesh. The building's tenants soon realise they are trapped by the ravenous supersized arachnid and the girl may be their only hope of survival. Studiocanal is releasing the film in Australia, the UK, New Zealand, France, Germany and more. Other deals just made have seen distributors in Latin America, Italy, Spain, the Middle East, South Africa and the Baltic regions snap it up. (thanks to

** VERMIN: Charades and WTFilms are teaming on the French horror film VERMIN which marks the directing debut of Sebastien Vanicek and is currently shooting Paris with filming to wrap in two weeks.

The story is set in an underprivileged Parisian suburb that has been thrown into chaos following an invasion of venomous spiders after one escapes from a man battling over his inheritance with his sister. The project sees inhabitants living in lockdown alongside terrifying spiders that are becoming bigger and bigger. Theo Christine, Finnegan Oldfield, Jerome Niel, Finnegan Oldfield and Lisa Nyarko star alongside real spiders in the film which Tandem will release locally. (thanks to

** BLADES IN THE DARKNESS: Tirana 1997. The chaos left by the fall of communism has opened the doors to a bloody civil war. Matia, just a teenager, is harassed by his playmates. In an attempt to escape, he hides inside an abandoned bunker. In that spooky building, Matia will be the first to discover something scary and unthinkable that will change his whole life.

----- February 20, 2023 -----

** M3GAN: M3GAN arrives in an all-new unrated version with revealing extras when you buy on Digital February 24, 2023 and on Blu-ray and DVD March 21, 2023 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The unrated version delivers more distressing violence and profanity and features never-before-seen bonus content including a breakdown of the creation of M3GAN and behind-the-scenes featurettes showcasing the film's complex stunts and gory deaths.

** THANKSGIVING: Former GREY'S ANATOMY alum Patrick Dempsey is in talks to star in Eli Roth's slasher horror movie THANKSGIVING at Spyglass. The project is based on the faux trailer that Roth made 16 years ago for GRINDHOUSE and shooting begins in March in Toronto. Dempsey would play the sheriff of a small Massachusetts town where a killer in a pilgrim costume is creating a Thanksgiving carving board out of the town's inhabitants. Roth is directing and producing. (thanks to

** EVIL DEAD RISE: The Lee Cronin-directed, apartment building-set fifth EVIL DEAD feature clocks in at 96 minutes long – relatively short compared to other recent horror films like HALLOWEEN ENDS (111m), THE BLACK PHONE (103m) or last year's SCREAM (114m).

Compared to prior entries though it runs long with the original EVIL DEAD at 85 minutes, the second at 84 minutes, ARMY OF DARKNESS at 81 minutes and the 2013 remake at 91 minutes. The new film will focus on two estranged sisters Elle (Alyssa Sutherland) and Beth (Lily Sullivan) reconnecting after years apart in one of the sister's cramped apartment in Los Angeles. The Necronomicon soon begin to turn things crazy. (thanks to

** THE PARC: When a mysterious virus starts killing all adults, society is left to be governed by children living on borrowed time. After the adult population is wiped out, rival kids battle for control of an abandoned theme park. Danger lurks around every corner, and they must do whatever it takes to survive their hellish Neverland.

** UNSEEN: Two women form an unlikely connection when Sam, a gas station clerk, receives a misdialed call from Emily, who is running from her murderous ex-boyfriend in the woods. Having lost her glasses in her escape, Emily must rely on Sam's eyes using the video call in order to survive. Watch UNSEEN on Digital and On Demand March 7.

----- February 16, 2023 -----

** HIGH TENSION: Coming soon from Second Sight Films!

** FRONTIER(S): Coming soon from Second Sight Films!

** Robert Eggers' NOSFERATU: Emmy winner Emma Corrin has been tapped to star opposite Lily Rose-Depp and Bill Skarsgård in Robert Eggers' long-in-development reimagining of NOSFERATU, based on the classic gothic tale of the same name. According to the Deadline web site, further details about their role are still being kept under wraps. Corrin will also be joining previously announced cast members Nicholas Hoult (RENFIELD) and Willem Dafoe (SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE). (thanks to

** CHILDREN OF THE CORN remake: Possessed by a spirit in a dying cornfield, twelve-year-old Eden recruits the other children in her small town to rise up and take control. Tired of having to pay the price for their parent's mistakes, Eden leads the kids on a bloody rampage, killing the adults and anyone who opposes her. With the all the adults jailed or dead, it comes down to one high schooler who won't go along with the plan and becomes the town's only hope of survival. Based on the short story by Stephen King, CHILDREN OF THE CORN is a chilling new re-telling for a whole new generation.

----- February 15, 2023 -----

** SAW X: SAW X filming officially completed and the shoot is now locked and loaded ready for post production, effects, colour grading, scoring and ADR etc. Roll on October... we are in for a treat - this one's for the fans!

** IMAGINARY: Lionsgate is in final negotiations to acquire worldwide rights to IMAGINARY and will co-finance the film with Blumhouse. Jeff Wadlow will direct and produce alongside Jason Blum, and filming will begin later this year. Wadlow co-wrote the script with Greg Erb, Jason Oremland, and Bryce McGuire. The story follows a young woman who returns to her childhood home only to discover that the imaginary friend she left behind is very real and very unhappy she left. (thanks to

** MARTIN 4K UHD: From Second Sight Films; "Due to an unforeseen printing issue, our release date for MARTIN has been moved to March 27th. We apologise for this inconvenience, but we truly appreciate the support you've shown for this release."

** THE CREEPING: Anna moves home to look after her ailing grandmother and soon finds herself fighting a malevolent presence with a dark family secret.

** HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES: Coming to Blu-ray Steelbook on 4/10 from Lionsgate with exclusive Best Buy and Target edition.

----- February 14, 2023 -----

** UNSEEN: Two women form an unlikely connection when Sam, a gas station clerk, receives a misdialed call from Emily, who is running from her murderous ex-boyfriend in the woods. Having lost her glasses in her escape, Emily must rely on Sam's eyes using the video call in order to survive. Watch UNSEEN on Digital and On Demand March 7.

** THE OUTWATERS: Four travelers experience a mind-bending trip through terror while camping in a remote stretch of the Mojave desert.

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

** INVALUABLE THE TRUE STORY OF AN EPIC ARTIST: Now Available from Synapse Films.

----- February 13, 2023 -----

** TAXI HUNTER: Coming to Blu-ray on 6/13 from 88 Films.

** THE SOUND OF SUMMER: Coming to Blu-ray on 6/13 from Unearthed Films.

** THE RETALIATORS: After a hugely successful global film festival run leading into a global theatrical and VOD release, THE RETALIATORS comes to home video, telling the story of an upstanding pastor whose faith is tested when he uncovers a dark and twisted underworld while searching for answers surrounding the brutal murder of his daughter. It will be available at all major retailers on February 21, 2023.

** THE WALKING DEAD DARYL DIXON: Anne Charrie, Eriq Ebanouey, Laika Blanc Francard, Louis Puech Scigliuzzi and Romain Levi have all been cast as series regulars alongside Norman Reedus and Clemence Posey in THE WALKING DEAD DARYL DIXON spin-off series. In the new series, Daryl (Reedus) washes ashore in France and struggles to piece together how he got there and why. This tracks his journey and the connections he forms along the way that complicate his ultimate plan. The series debuts later in 2023. (thanks to

** MOON GARDEN: When a little girl has a terrible accident and slips into a coma, she finds herself thrust into a darkly surreal industrial dreamworld. Haunted by a nightmarish spectre that feeds off her tears, she must follow her mother's radio-static voice to find her way back to consciousness.

----- February 10, 2023 -----

** THE RED TRIANGLE: 47 METERS DOWN helmer Johannes Roberts will direct another shark-themed psychological horror/thriller with THE RED TRIANGLE which begins when a packed family cruise ship begins to sink in the shark-infested waters off the coast of California and soon some great white sharks begin a feeding frenzy. Roberts will direct from his script. (thanks to

** WINNIE THE POOH BLOOD AND HONEY: Coming to Blu-ray in April from Umbrella Entertainment.

** THE TUNNEL: Coming to Blu-ray in April from Umbrella Entertainment.

** THE LAST HERETIC: Juan Conte is a successful author of books about atheism. A heart transplant will save his life, but it will also lead him into a journey of horror and pain, in which his vision of reality will be put to the test. He falls prey to fanaticism and becomes prisoner of madness.

** THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE: Early on in the development of THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, we realized we needed to faithfully recreate everything about that original saw. This included the distinct sound profile, and no off the shelf modern saw would suffice. So the team set out, with the help of SFX Recording Artist Watson Wu, to bring the sound of the saw to life.

----- February 9, 2023 -----

** THE TOXIC AVENGER 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD/Blu-ray on 8/29!

** UNSEEN: Paramount Home Entertainment will release the movie digitally and through video-on-demand on March 7, then it will begin streaming on MGM+ in May.

** RESIDENT EVIL DEATH ISLAND: D.S.O. agent Leon S. Kennedy is on a mission to rescue Dr. Antonio Taylor from kidnappers, when a mysterious woman thwarts his pursuit. Meanwhile, B.S.A.A. agent Chris Redfield is investigating a zombie outbreak in San Francisco, where the cause of the infection cannot be identified. The only thing the victims have in common is that they all visited Alcatraz Island recently. Following that clue, Chris and his team head to the island, where a new horror awaits them.

** SCREAM VI: Check out the Big Game spot for SCREAM VI for another look at the upcoming movie.

----- February 8, 2023 -----

** CUJO 4K UHD: Coming Soon on 4K UHD from Kino Lorber Studio Classics with a brand new HDR Dolby Vision Master!

** THE BACKROOMS: A24, Chernin Entertainment, James Wan's Atomic Monster and Shawn Levy's 21 Laps are all teaming up for a feature film adaptation of the viral video THE BACKROOMS (FOUND FOOTAGE).

The Backrooms is an urban legend and 'creepypasta' (much like the Slender Man) which originated in 2019 on a 4chan thread about unsettling images. It has subsequently inspired various works, including the recently popular indie video game on Steam titled "Escape the Backrooms," and is dubbed an emerging genre of collaborative online horror.

The short film, the first in a series of found-footage horror videos inspired by the urban legend, has clocked in nearly 100 million views for its 17-year-old director and VFX artist Kane Parsons. Sixteen entries in the YouTube series have been made to date. The 1990s-set original short sees a young filmmaker who falls into another dimension that leaves him wandering through a very yellow, empty and labyrinthine office space which appears to be home to otherworldly monsters who pursue him though the endless corridors, offices, car park and more. Subsequent YouTube shorts expand on the lore.

Parsons will direct the sci-fi horror feature from a script by Roberto Patino (DMZ). Wan, Levy, Patino, Michael Clear, Dan Cohen and Dan Levine will produce. A24 reportedly beat out numerous others for the property, though there's no word on a potential production date. (thanks to

** HELL OF A SUMMER: The first photo has been released from the horror-comedy slasher HELL OF A SUMMER which is written, directed by and stars Finn Wolfhard and Billy Bryk. Fred Hechinger, D'Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Abby Quinn and Pardis Saremi also star in the film with the plot details under wraps. (thanks to

** THE HAUNTING OF JULIA 4K UHD: Coming soon to 4K UHD from BFI.

----- February 7, 2023 -----

** I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER requel: In the wake of the success of last year's SCREAM revival, Sony Pictures is dusting off its horror franchise from the same period with plans for a new entry in the I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER franchise. Jennifer Love Hewitt and Freddie Prinze Jr. are reportedly in talks to reprise their roles in the project which is still in the early development phase but will be a legacy sequel that passes the torch.

The 1997 film follows four young friends bound by a tragic car accident and the cover-up of the body of a fisherman. They are reunited when they find themselves being stalked by a hook-wielding maniac, the thought dead fissherman, in their small seaside town. Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Bridgette Wilson, Anne Heche, Johnny Galecki and Muse Watson co-starred in the original which was a smash hit, generating $125 million in box-office off a $17 million budget, and led to a less well-received direct sequel, a barely known about standalone third film and a poorly received Amazon series adaptation.

Neal H. Moritz is in talks to return as producer, with Leah McKendrick on board to write the script and Jennifer Kaytin Robinson set to direct the project. Robinson and McKendrick reportedly blew away studio executives with their pitch for a sequel, and Robinson was coming off the success of the Netflix film DO REVENGE. (thanks to

** A QUIET PLACE DAY ONE: Filming is officially underway on A QUIET PLACE DAY ONE, the upcoming spin-off of John Krasinski's hit horror franchise at Paramount Pictures. Based on an original idea by John Krasinski, and written by Michael Sarnoski and Jeff Nichols, the film will not deal with the Abbott family storyline and instead unfold against the larger backdrop of the universe of the two prior films.

By the title, it's expected to likely deal with the first day in the wake of the sonic-targeting beasties arriving on Earth, much like the opening segment of "A QUIET PLACE PART II. However actual plot specifics are under wraps. Lupita Nyong'o, Joseph Quinn, and Alex Wolff star in the project which hails from PIG director Michael Sarnoski.

Krasinski took to Twitter to share behind the scenes shots from the set of the project which is slated to arrive in cinemas on March 8th 2024. Krasinski, Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller will produce. The Abbott family storyline meanwhile is expected to continue with a third film in the main series planned, but nothing has been written or set dates as yet. (thanks to

** THE CURSE OF ROSALIE: Determined to find peace for Rosalie, their troubled young daughter, Daniel and Theresa Snyder move their family to a small Midwestern town. However, soon after they arrive, their neighbours begin to die in mysterious and seemingly paranormal circumstances. Fearing an evil entity has pursued them and possessed Rosalie, the desperate parents visit a Native American seer, willing to do whatever it takes to free her soul.

** #FLOAT: Young, beautiful and full of life, vlogger Kali and her friends are heading to the river for their annual float, but it's the first time since their friend ODed and drowned last year. Their partying turns deadly as a sinister paranormal force plunges them into a life and death struggle forcing them to face their own fears as they turn on each other and proceed to die one by one.

----- February 6, 2023 -----

** SCARE PACKAGE II: Coming to Blu-ray on 4/11 from Shudder RLJE Films. When horror guru Rad Chad Buckley's funeral turns into an elaborate series of hilarious death traps, the guests must band together and use the rules of horror to survive the bloody game.

** FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S: Appearing on the WeeklyMTG podcast, SCOOBY DOO and SCREAM actor Matthew Lillard reveals that he has signed a three-picture deal with Universal and Blumhouse as part of his role in FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S.

Filming officially commenced under the code name "Bad Cupcake" this week in New Orleans on the adaptation of the survival video game and will see Lillard co-starring with Josh Hutcherson, Mary Stuart Masterson, Piper Rubio and Elizabeth Lail. It has been speculated already that this means Blumhouse is setting up a connected universe style deal and so Lillard's character and his company are that connecting elements. (thanks to

** CONSECRATION: In CONSECRATION, after the suspicious death of her brother, a priest, Grace (Jena Malone) goes to the Mount Saviour Convent in Scotland to find out what really happened. Once there, she uncovers murder, sacrilege and a disturbing truth about her own past.

** GHOST TOWN: A drifter takes a job in a small town in 1877 Arizona. After a series of bizarre and horrifying deaths, he becomes the target of suspicion. Desperate to escape the noose, he is soon at the center of a supernatural mystery that plagues this town.

----- February 3rd, 2023 -----

** FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S: Filming has officially commenced on Blumhouse's FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S, the film adaptation of the survival video game which is shooting in New Orleans. Josh Hutcherson, Matthew Lillard and Mary Stuart Masterson star.

The story follows a troubled security guard as he begins working at the family-friendly Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. While spending his first night on the job, he realizes the night shift at Freddy's won't be so easy to make it through as the giant animatronic creatures turn deadly and can move when not being looked at. Emma Tammi (THE WIND) is directing the film while Jim Henson's Creature Shop will work alongside Blumhouse to bring the game's killer animatronics to life. Tammi co-wrote the script with Seth Cuddeback and the game's creator Scott Cawthon. Cawthon and Jason Blum will produce. (thanks to

** DISQUIET: Jonathan Rhys Meyers stars in the terrifying, edge-of-your-seat thriller. After a near-fatal car accident, Sam (Meyers) wakes to discover he is trapped in an abandoned hospital by mysterious and sinister forces that have no intention of letting him leave.

** SOUND OF SILENCE: When her father is gravely injured, Emma returns to her family home in Italy. Alone in the house while her father recovers, she encounters a haunted radio – and the evil entity behind it. With the supernatural force growing stronger by the hour, Emma must reveal the dark secret behind the radio's curse to survive the night.

** WOLF GARDEN: A man who has gone into isolated hiding is haunted by visions in the frightening WOLF GARDEN, premiering On Demand this February from Gravitas Ventures.

Written and Directed by Wayne David, WOLF GARDEN tells the blood-curdling story of William (Wayne David, Containment), a young man who disappears upon experiencing haunting visions of the woman he loves and a mysterious creature in the nearby woods. You can't escape fear. Wayne David, Sian Altman, Grant Masters, and Jake Wood star in a provocative and unique new horror film, out Feb 28.

----- February 2nd, 2023 -----

** WINNIE THE POOH 2: More blood. More honey.

** COMPANION: BARBARIAN filmmaker Zach Cregger is set to produce a mysterious horror-thriller feature project titled COMPANION at New Line. The project's announcement follows in the wake of Cregger's second directorial effort WEAPONS which New Line bought the script for in a heated auction the other day. COMPANION will mark the directorial debut of Drew Hancock who also penned the script with BARBARIAN producers Cregger, Roy Lee, Raphael Margules and J.D. Lifshitz through their BoulderLight label.

Like with WEAPONS, the plot details of COMPANION are under wraps, but the film is being fast-tracked for production this year. New Line president and chief creative officer Richard Brener said in a statement: "Zach proved with BARBARIAN that he can create a visceral theatrical experience for audiences and that he commands every tool in the filmmaker toolbelt. We couldn't be happier that he, Roy and Miri, and J.D. and Rafi chose New Line to be the home of his next film, and hope it is the first of many to come." (thanks to

** CALVAIRE: Yellow Veil Pictures has unveiled a new trailer for the new HD remaster of Fabrice du Welz's CALVAIRE ahead of re-release next month. The 2004 New French Extremity classic will open in theaters beginning February 24th followed by arriving on Digital Platforms on March 3, 2023. Yellow Veil Pictures will also release CALVAIRE on a collector's edition Blu-ray available soon.

** JETHICA: In this darkly comedic SXSW oddity, Jessica lives in fear of a man named Kevin who follows her everywhere she goes. While on a road trip, she reconnects with Elena, an old friend she hasn't seen since high school. Elena has been hiding out at her deceased grandmother's ranch in New Mexico. When Kevin mysteriously appears again, Jessica and Elena seek help from beyond the grave to get rid of him for good... but Kevin is different from other stalkers and won't move on so easily.

----- February 1st, 2023 -----

** BLESS THE CHILD: Coming to Blu-ray on 4/25 from Scream Factory.

** THE DEVIL CONSPIRACY: Here's the trailer for the upcoming film.

** NIGHTMARE AT PRECINCT 84: Here's the trailer for the upcoming film.

** HUESERA THE BONE WOMAN: Here's the poster for the upcoming film.

----- January 31, 2023 -----

** THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 4/25 from Scream Factory.

** THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 4K UHD: Here's the artwork for the upcoming Second Sight Films 4K UHD edition.

** THE BOOGEYMAN: 20th Century Studios and 21 Laps present THE BOOGEYMAN, a horror-thriller from the mind of best-selling author Stephen King, which opens June 2, 2023, in theaters nationwide. High school student Sadie Harper and her younger sister Sawyer are reeling from the recent death of their mother and aren't getting much support from their father, Will, a therapist who is dealing with his own pain. When a desperate patient unexpectedly shows up at their home seeking help, he leaves behind a terrifying supernatural entity that preys on families and feeds on the suffering of its victims.

** THE HAUNTING OF JULIA 4K UHD: Coming soon to 4K UHD from Scream Factory. After her daughter's death, wealthy American homemaker Julia Lofting moves to London to restart her life. All seems well until she is haunted by the ghosts of other children while mourning for her own.

----- January 30, 2023 -----

** INFINITY POOL: Coming to Blu-ray on 4/11 from DecalReleasing.

** CHILDREN OF THE CORN remake: RLJE Films and Shudder has successfully acquired the rights to the long-delayed CHILDREN OF THE CORN Remake from director Kurt Wimmer. The film will be having an 18-day theatrical release starting on March 3rd, more than two years since the horror thriller officially wrapped its production in Australia. After its limited release, it will then make its debut on video-on-demand services and digitally on March 21. (thanks to

** THE SHIVER OF THE VAMPIRES 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 4/24 from Indicator.

** TWO ORPHAN VAMPIRES 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 4/24 from Indicator.

** LOVERS LANE: Coming to Blu-ray in April from Arrow Video.

----- January 27, 2023 -----

** Robert Eggers' NOSFERATU remake: THE WITCH filmmaker Robert Eggers will re-team with his THE LIGHTHOUSE and THE NORTHMAN co-star Willem Dafoe on the long-gestating NOSFERATU reimagining at Focus Features. Dafoe is in talks to join the project, a gothic tale of obsession between a haunted young woman (Lily Rose-Depp) in 19th-century Germany and the ancient Transylvanian vampire (Bill Skarsgard) who stalks her, bringing untold horror with him. Nicholas Hoult also stars. (thanks to

** THE HAUNTING OF JULIA: Coming to Blu-ray in April from Imprint Films.

** HOUSE 4K UHD: Here's the artwork for the upcoming NSM Records HOUSE 4K UHD Mediabook Collection.

** ATTACHMENT: A horror romance about love at first sight, steeped in Jewish folklore. Maja, a Danish has-been actress falls in love with Leah, a young, Jewish academic from London. But when Leah suffers a mysterious seizure, leading to a debilitating injury, Maja fears their whirlwind romance might be cut short – and decides to follow Leah back to her home in the Hasidic area of Stamford Hill, London. There, she meets her new downstairs neighbor: Leah's mother, Chana. An overbearing and secretive woman, Chana seems resistant to all of Maja's attempts to win her over. And as Maja begins to notice strange occurrences in the building, she begins to suspect that Chana's secrets could be much darker that first anticipated – and that the woman she loves might be carrying the biggest secret of all.

----- January 26, 2023 -----

** Next horror film from BARBARIAN director: Following an intense bidding war, New Line has won the rights to WEAPONS, a script for the second movie of actor and comedian turned filmmaker Zach Cregger who came out of nowhere with last Fall's acclaimed horror hit BARBARIAN. Cregger has reportedly scored an eight-figure deal to write and direct the new film, a number more than double the entire budget of his previous movie and an unprecedented deal in modern times for a filmmaker with just one movie under his belt.

The deal also has several stipulations – a guaranteed greenlight, a guaranteed theatrical release, a "controlling interest in a backend pot," and Cregger receiving final cut pending a threshold being met during test screenings. The film is described as an "interrelated, multistory horror epic that tonally is in the vein of MAGNOLIA". Sources say that if things turn out well with this new film, the goal would be to ultimately have Cregger become a significant horror voice and supplier of films in the genre for Warners/New Line.

New Line's president and CCO, Richard Brener, says in a statement: "Zach proved with BARBARIAN that he can create a visceral theatrical experience for audiences and that he commands every tool in the filmmaker toolbelt. We couldn't be happier that he, Roy [Lee] and Miri [Yoon], and J.D. [Lifshitz]and Rafi [Margules] chose New Line to be the home of his next film, and hope it is the first of many to come."

On top of writing and directing, Cregger will also produce with Roy Lee, J.D. Lifshitz, Miri Yoon and Raphael Margules. Georgina Campbell, Bill Skarsgard and Justin Long starred in BARBARIAN which opened in September to rave reviews and grossed over $40 million domestically on a budget of $4.5 million. (thanks to

** INFINITY POOL: Here's a new poster for the upcoming film.

** SHE CAME FROM THE WOODS: In this ode to '80s horror, a group of counselors accidentally unleash a decades' old evil on the last night of summer camp. As the mayhem and madness turn bloody, the staff of Camp Briarbrook are forced to confront what stories are worth telling and what secrets worth keeping. The horror-comedy, releases only in theaters on February 10th.

** LACUNA: Filmed in about two weeks, during the pandemic, and focusing on a mother-daughter relationship, Lacuna, by Rodrigo Lages, tells the story of Sofia (played by Lorena Comparato) who has her life shattered after her mother, Helena (Kika Kalache), has a serious car accident," reads the film's synopsis. "When her mother returns home, Sofia discovers that her mother is no longer herself and has changed into a sinister entity.

----- January 24, 2023 -----

** The HOUSE Collection: Coming soon to 4K UHD and Blu-ray!

** PLAY DEAD: Criminology student Chloe fakes her own death to break into a morgue and steal evidence. But once inside, she soon learns that a sadistic coroner is using corpses for his sick and twisted business: selling body parts. When he discovers that Chloe is not dead, a terrifying game of cat-and-mouse ensues. Premiering exclusively on the Icon Film Channel from 13th February, in UK cinemas 17th March.

** HUESERA THE BONE WOMAN: Valeria, a young woman expecting her first child, becomes cursed by a sinister entity. Plunged into a terrifying and dangerous world, a group of witches emerge as her only hope for safety and salvation, but not without grave risk.

** ARTHUR MALEDICTION: Fans of the Arthur and the Invisibles trilogy find the house where the saga was filmed, but their adventure quickly turns into a deadly nightmare.

----- January 23, 2023 -----

** FRIDAY THE 13th & HOUSE reboots: Producer Sean S. Cunningham is allegedly working to not only get a new reboot of the FRIDAY THE 13th franchise off the ground, but also a reboot of the 1986 cult horror-comedy HOUSE. Writer Jeff Locker told the Bloody Disgusting web site how he got involved with Cunningham through an original project titled THE NIGHT DRIVER and how that has led to the early development of a potential new FRIDAY THE 13th:

"Sean hired me to do a rewrite on THE NIGHT DRIVER, and after working closely with director Jeremy Weiss and him on that, we naturally got to talking about FRIDAY THE 13th and HOUSE. Jeremy and I pitched our dream reboot of FRIDAY THE 13th – with Sean's blessing to keep developing it with him.

Obviously, the prequel TV series has reignited interest about a new film so we're hoping the surrounding excitement will inspire both sides to come together and give us Jason on the big screen again for the first time in fourteen years, but we also have a Plan B for a sequel to the original we think fans will absolutely love and should avoid any legal entanglements."

Locker also spoke about the HOUSE reboot. The original collected $22.1 million worldwide and had three sequels. The plan is to reimagine the concept with a whole new take, one which has an accompanying video game concept:

"The HOUSE reboot is both an update and reimagining of the classic series, centering around the birth of a haunted house. Lots of great scares and howl-at-the-screen laughs, plus we're bringing back a few of your favorite monsters from the original for some really fun but equally terrifying kills." (thanks to

** Stephen King's THE BOOGEYMAN: The film adaptation of the famed Stephen King short story THE BOOGEYMAN is set to get a theatrical release on June 2nd this year via 20th Century Studios after initially being made as a direct-to-Hulu effort. Rob Savage (DASHCAM) directs and STRANGER THINGS producer Shawn Levy's 21 Laps produces the film. (thanks to

** THE LONG DARK TRAIL: After two impoverished teenage brothers manage to escape their abusive father, they embark on a treacherous and haunted journey in the hope of finding their estranged mother who has joined a sadistic cult, deep in the woods of Northwest Pennsylvania.

** MEDUSA'S VENOM: Medusa's Venom tells the story of newcomer Lola, who is welcomed into Medusa's circle and endures a powerful ritual that will bring her closer to her new sisters; however what awaits is more influential and dangerous than she ever imagined, awakening the serpent within her.

The follow up to the provocative snake horror MEDUSA will release across the US & Canada February 14th 2023 with a home entertainment release, day-and-date DVD and Premium TVOD, followed by a full digital release.

----- January 20, 2023 -----

** SCREAM VI: Here's the new trailer for the upcoming sequel, which will be released exclusively in cinemas on March 10th.

** DEADGIRL: Coming soon from Unearthed Films. Two high school boys discover an imprisoned woman in an abandoned mental asylum who cannot die.

** RED STATE: Kevin Smith's RED STATE (2011) Blu-ray is being repressed via Lionsgate in the future.

** SWALLOWED: After a drug run goes bad, two friends must survive a nightmarish ordeal of drugs, bugs and horrific intimacy in this backwoods body-horror thriller.

----- January 19, 2023 -----

** MAXXXINE: The final instalment of Ti West's character-centric slasher reinvention trilogy that began with X and PEARL, will be the best of the three, according to its star Mia Goth. The new film will unfold in 1980s Los Angeles and will follow Maxine as she battles her inner demons and chases her acting ambitions in Hollywood.

Speaking with Variety whilst out promoting her new film INFINITY POOL, Goth confirms that filming on the project will begin shortly and says: "It's the best script of the three by far. It's going [to] be the best movie of the three."

She also promises that despite the setting change, don't expect this to short-change its audience on any of the terror from the previous films: "It's the biggest story of the three with the highest stakes, and Maxine has gone through so much at this point. So when we find her in this new world, she's just a force to be reckoned with, and she goes through some pretty wild adventures."

Goth also says, like with the last two films, much of the same crew is all coming back together for this one, and she can't wait to work with them again: "We're all so tight now. This is going to be our third movie we're working on together and everyone's coming back together, so it's bringing the band all back together again."

Whilst the personnel may be the same, West tells Empire that the new film will be as different from the other two as PEARL was from X. He also says the world of straight-to-video plays a key role in the film's events. (thanks to

** M3GAN 2.0: Atomic Monster and Blumhouse have officially announced that the sequel to the critically acclaimed box-office horror smash M3GAN is going ahead. Titled M3GAN 2.0, the script is being written by the first film's scribe Akela Cooper and is set for a release on January 17th 2025.

Actors Allison Williams and Violet McGraw, who starred in the first and survived to tell the tale, are both on board to return. In addition, Williams, who executive-produced the original, will now be acting as a regular producer this time around. Gerard Johnstone, who directed the first movie, isn't slated to return as yet, but producers hope to make a deal with him shortly. As per usual, Jason Blum and James Wan will produce. (thanks to

** RING 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 2/16 from PLAION Pictures.

** SCREAM VI: Here's a new images from the upcoming sequel. Radio Silence duo Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett return to helm the film, which opens exclusively in cinemas on March 10th. (thanks to

----- January 18, 2023 -----

** LIVING WITH CHUCKY: Coming to Blu-ray on 4/4. A filmmaker who grew up alongside Chucky the killer doll seeks out the other families surrounding the Child's Play films as they recount their experiences working on the ongoing franchise and what it means to be a part of the, "Chucky" family.

** SUBURBAN HELL: Filmmakers Sam Raimi and Paul Feig are set to team on a film adaptation of the recent Maureen Kilmer novel SUBURBAN HELL which has been set up at Legendary Entertainment and their respective production companies Ghost House and Feigco Entertainment.

The book follows a tight-knit group of suburban mothers whose friendship is put to the ultimate test when one of them becomes possessed by an evil spirit. Joanna Calo (THE BEAR) has been set to write the script, with Feig, Raimi, Laura Fischer and Rob Tapert producing. No production start date has been set at this time. (thanks to

** THE LAST OF US: New episodes premiere Sundays at 9 pm ET on HBO Max.

** WOMAN OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS: Solitary and skilled photographer Kai is afraid of women. When he encounters a beautiful model, Kyoko suffering from body dysmorphia, they begin a twisted romance. Kai is determined to save Kyoko from her anguishes, even if it means death to himself.

----- January 17, 2023 -----

** RED EYE 4K UHD: Wes Craven's RED EYE (2005) is coming to 4K UHD/Blu-ray on 3/21/23 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

** THE UNSETTLING: Abena and Kwame, a Ghanaian couple, are struggling to recover from a devastating tragedy. They travel to Los Angeles for a vacation that they hope will help them find their way back to one another. Instead, during an awkward dinner with estranged friends, Vivian and Anthony, Abena is increasingly terrorized by an evil possessing the house. The house that was meant to provide refuge slowly stalks her, consuming her sorrow and trapping her in a nightmare. As her terror grows, it ultimately engulfs all four with horrifying consequences. (thanks to

** VAMPUS HORROR TALES: Halloween night. Vampus, a gravedigger and body snatcher, is the guardian of the cemetery, a sinister being who has many secrets. He loves to read horror comics, and introduces us to four twisted tales of love, murder, and assorted horrific acts.

----- January 16, 2023 -----

** HAPPY DEATH DAY 3: Filmmaker Christopher Landon unleashed HAPPY DEATH DAY in 2017, a darkly comedic spin on the slasher genre, was a critical and box-office success – pulling in $125 million worldwide on a $4.8 million budget and making a star out of its lead Jessica Rothe. Landon followed up the smash success with a more sci-fi-tinged sequel HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U in 2019 that made only half as much ($64 million worldwide) for double the budget ($9 million) though reviews were mostly pretty good too.

During the promotion of that sequel, Landon indicated he had done a story outline for a third film, but they were waiting to see how the second one went. When it came in under expectations, the third entry seemed to stall in development. Since then, both Landon and Jason Blum have said they hope to make it, but the chances seem slim. Landon has since directed the Netflix film WE HAVE A GHOST and whilst out promoting it, he was asked by the Slashfilm web site about the status of HAPPY DEATH DAY 3. He said:

"No movement at all, sadly. There was a tiny moment where I really felt like I had Universal's attention, but they forgot about me. [laughs] I think it's a really tough one for them, and I'm being really blunt and honest in that the first movie was very successful. It made a lot of money. It was well-received. And the sequel was not. The sequel is loved by people who have seen it, but it did not make a lot of money, and it was not a success for them. So it's very hard to motivate them to make a third movie when the last one just didn't perform. Those are the hard economics of the business.

So I don't know what it would take. There was talk for a minute of it maybe being a Peacock thing. Maybe. Maybe one day. The beauty of it is that my idea, the whole idea for the third movie, is not dependent on any sort of specific window or timeframe. So I could make it any time, but I mean, as the years draw past, I feel like our chances are dimming." (thanks to

** M3GAN: The film was second at the box office with $17.9 million for the three-day and a potential $21.2 million for the four-day. That's a decline of only 40% from its debut, which is truly excellent for a horror film. So fare the film has pulled in $90 million worldwide from its tiny $12 million budget. (thanks to

** THE HARBINGER: Signature Entertainment and FrightFest Presents are releasing Andy Mitton's harrowing pandemic era horror THE HARBINGER on Digital Platforms on the 23rd of January. Monique ventures out of quarantine to visit an old friend who's plagued by nightmares. She finds herself drawn into a hellish dreamscape where she must face her greatest fears - or risk never having existed at all. (thanks to

** THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE video game: Join Kane Hodder ("Leatherface"/stunt coordinator), Scout Taylor-Compton ("female victims"), motion capture performers, and members of the development team for a deep dive and behind-the-scenes look into the process of Mocap performances for the upcoming video game.

----- January 13, 2023 -----

** KNOCK AT THE CABIN: Here's a new poster for the upcoming film.

** JOHNNY Z: A horror-action feature film about a half human, half zombie named Johnny who, under the guidance of a martial arts master seeks vengeance on the evil corporation that created him.

** WAKING KARMA: Karma and her mother have spent their lives evading Paul, her cult leader father (Michael Madsen). With Paul closing in as Karma reaches adulthood, she and her mother flee to a friend's remote compound. Paul tracks them there and traps them within its walls, putting Karma through a series of escalating tests designed to break her spirit and awaken an unholy inheritance that lives within her.

** SORRY ABOUT THE DEMON: What's worse than getting dumped? For Will, it's finding out that his new place is haunted. Now faced with a quarter-life crisis and a house full of spirits, Will must figure out how to make things right with his ex-girlfriend AND banish the sacrifice-seeking demon residing in his house. Premieres January 19 on Shudder.

----- January 12, 2023 -----

** BEAU IS AFRAID: From director Ari Aster and starring Academy Award winner Joaquin Phoenix. The Montreal-shot film, originally titled DISAPPOINTMENT BLVD., will be released theatrically on April 21st and is rumoured to clock in at 179 minutes.

** THE WALKING DEAD: AMC has officially announced that the highly-anticipated THE WALKING DEAD spin-off RICK AND MICHONNE has now been slated to make its debut in 2024. The network has also confirmed that they're currently planning to start its production sometime this year. (thanks to

** NIGHT SWIM: Wyatt Russell and Kerry Condonare set to star in BAGHEAD filmmaker Bryce McGuire's supernatural thriller NIGHT SWIM for Atomic Monster, Blumhouse and Universal Pictures. The project is based on the short film of the same name created by McGuire and Rod Blackhurst. The film is said to revolve around a hidden source of terror found in a backyard swimming pool.

The project marks the next official teaming of producers James Wan and Jason Blum following their box-office success with M3GAN this past weekend. NIGHT SWIM is planning for a January 19th 2024 release with filming to get underway soon. (thanks to

** THE FEARWAY: A young couple embark on what should be a fun road trip for lovers, but their plans are derailed when a mysterious being begins to follow them. After relentless harassment and abuse, they desperately seek help from anyone they can.

----- January 11, 2023 -----

** M3GAN sequel: The Universal and Blumhouse's creepy doll flick took in $30.2 million at the box office. Now, the film's screenwriter Akela Cooper opened up to The Los Angeles Times about writing the script and revealed that it in written form at least, the original work much gorier than what was shown. With M3GAN, her original work was quite gory, with the shot film less than that and then re-edited to be less gory again to get the PG-13 rating. She adds that an unrated version is planned at some point:

"No shade to Universal, love them, and I understand that once the trailer went viral, teenagers got involved and you want them to be able to see it. There should be an unrated version at some point. I heard it is on the books. But yes, it was way gorier. Her body count in the script was higher than in the movie."

Also a sequel is already in early development. (thanks to

** CHUCKY Season 2: Coming soon to Blu-ray from Universal Pictures.

** FRIGHT NIGHT 2: Coming soon to Blu-ray from Cine-Museum.

** THE WAY OUT: A young man deals with the loss of his abusive father by taking advice from a charming, dangerous stranger who teaches him about life, sex, and fighting back.

----- January 10, 2023 -----

** THE EXORCIST III 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 3/28 from Scream Factory.

** DEAD SILENCE 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 3/28 from Scream Factory.

** EVIL DEAD RISE: Speaking with Empire Magazine, writer and director Lee Cronin has gone into the lore a bit and explained how the new film, and its version of the Necronomicon, fit into the overall franchise continuity:

"In one of the early meetings I had with Sam Raimi, I said, 'You know the way in ARMY OF DARKNESS, there's three [Necronomicons]? You had one, Fede had one, I'm going to take the other one. It gave me that platform to nudge things forward, and also to showcase that we live in a world where there is more than one copy of the Necronomicon. Those books may all have slightly different personalities — it's not exactly the same book, necessarily, that Ash had in the cabin. But it's very, very firmly related. It could even be more dangerous."

Cronin also says a LOT of work went into making the book a real work of art: "It's all completely hand-made, hand-drawn. It's got a different visual style to what you've seen before internally. I even brought in little hints of Celtic influences and different things to give it a hell of a lot of personality. It's the bastard cousin of the other books, and they're the bastard cousin of this." (thanks to

** SICK: As the pandemic steadily brings the world to a halt, Parker and her best friend Miri decide to quarantine at the family lake house alone—or so they think. Directed by John Hyams and written by Kevin Williamson.

----- January 9, 2023 -----

** RENFIELD: In this modern monster tale of Dracula's loyal servant, Nicholas Hoult stars as Renfield, the tortured aide to history's most narcissistic boss, Dracula (Nicolas Cage). Renfield is forced to procure his master's prey and do his every bidding, no matter how debased. But now, after centuries of servitude, Renfield is ready to see if there's a life outside the shadow of The Prince of Darkness. If only he can figure out how to end his codependency.

** Eli Roth's THANKGIVING: Despite reports to the contrary, filmmaker Eli Roth has not been fired from the upcoming film adaptation of the Gearbox and 2K video game BORDELANDS at Lionsgate. Roth has done this because he reportedly has to get going on the long-in-the-works feature film adaptation of his GRINDHOUSE mock trailer THANKGIVING. That project will begin shooting in March from a script by Jeff Rendell for Spyglass Entertainment. (thanks to

** RAZORBACK: Coming to Blu-ray on 3/14 from Scream Factory.

** DR. GIGGLES: Coming to Blu-ray on 3/21 from Scream Factory.

** FREE TO A BAD HOME: In this terrifying horror anthology, the lives of three strangers - a widow, a thief, and an addict - are changed by cursed objects and those that spread them.

----- January 5, 2023 -----

** GOODBYE UNCLE TOM 4K: From Blue Undergound; "This has turned out to be an incredibly complicated and challenging project, but we're happy to report the new 4K restorations of both versions are nearing completion. New Extras are also in production, and while we're not able to set a firm release date yet, we do expect it to come out some time this Summer."

** THEM! remake: Following a very successful reception to his directorial debut with the Marvel WEREWOLF BY NIGHT special in October, Oscar winning composer Michael Giacchino is now moving up to theatrical features as he will make his big screen directing debut with a reboot of 1954's man-eating giant ant creature feature THEM! at Warner Bros. Pictures.

Gordon Douglas helmed the original in which a nest of ants in the New Mexico desert has grown gigantic after being irradiated by nuclear test blasts. It becomes a national threat when two young queen ants and their consorts escape to set-up new nests, and ends with a showdown in the Los Angeles sewer system.

Talking about the theme, Giacchino says the current version of THEM! is about immigration as filtered through the lens of an "insane science fiction monster movie". Heis currently meeting with writers with the aim of getting into production quite soon. (thanks to

** LEGIONS: A powerful sorcerer, Antonio, is locked away in an asylum, and wastes away in his imprisonment as evil, demonic forces take control of Argentina. If Antonio can escape the psychiatric hospital, and find his daughter, Helena, their combined strength could save Argentina, but Helena has forgotten her powers. Antonio must reteach her the ways of magic and be humanity's last hope.

----- January 4, 2023 -----

** EVIL DEAD RISE: Here's the trailers and poster for the highly anticipated new film.

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

** THE CAREGIVER: THE CAREGIVER is the new horror-thriller film by Argentine writer, director and producer Ariel Luque. This is his first film produced in the United States after the sales success of his previous horror film THE RED BOOK RITUAL.

Running away from her abusive stepfather, Emma decided to go to the city. She takes a job as a caregiver to Mrs Belov, a senile old woman. Strange things start happening in the house and she begins to hear unusual sounds from the basement. What Emma doesn't know is that the house hides a terrifying secret. Emma will do the impossible to get out of that house of hell. Will she escape?

** NIGHTMARE AT PRECINCT 84: Here's the teaser trailer for the upcoming horror anthology from writers Samuel Gonzalez Jr and Gigi Gustin, has been released. The film is set to release in 2023.

----- January 3rd, 2023 -----

** TERRIFIER 3: One of the year's surprise success stories in cinema has been TERRIFIER 2, the cult slasher film with an extreme gore quotient that ended up making $12.2 million at the box office off just a $250,000 budget. Now, a few months on, the film's writer, director, editor and producer Damien Leone revealed his hopes for a potential third instalment in the series, which he's already penned a treatment for. As he plans to make the next film the scariest of the franchise. He says on Twitter:

"One of my main goals for TERRIFIER 3 is to recapture the creep factor present in the original TERRIFIER short film. That had a genuinely spooky atmosphere that I'm still proud of. If all goes as planned, part 3 will be the scariest TERRIFIER thus far" (thanks to

** THE CONJURING 4: Back in November came the news that Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions and James Wan's Atomic Monster are in advanced talks to merge. The pair's companies have both generated billions of box-office revenue with their successful horror franchises, with Blum's titles releasing through Universal whilst Wan's have come out through Warners.

Wan's first-look deal with Warners expired in June after seven years, just as the third main entry in the franchise THE CONJURING THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT hit cinemas. Though it grossed a lot less than its predecessors, the Michael Chaves-directed entry still made five times its production budget. Speaking to the Collider web site to promote the release this week of M3GAN, Wan discussed the future of THE CONJURING franchise and says a fourth film is on the way but could mark the end of the series:

"Yeah, we are working on it right now. With THE CONJURING films, we are very precious about [them]. And so we kind of want to just take our time to make sure we get it right and to make sure the emotion of the Warren stories that we want to tell, and moving into, and potentially wrapping up, we just want to make sure that it's the right thing, the right story that we're telling." (thanks to

** FROM BEYOND 4K UHD: Vinegar Syndrome just announced FROM BEYOND on 4K UHD.

** TED BUNDY: Matthew Bright's 2002 film is coming to Blu-ray from Vinegar Syndrome.

----- December 29, 2022 -----

** RIP Ruggero Deodato: Ruggero Deodato who made one of the most controversial films in cinema history has reportedly died at age 83. As a director, he made more than 30 movies but was most famous for 1980's shocker CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST. He will be missed...

** TERROR TRAIN 2: Having survived the carnage, Robyn Alomar (Alana) and Tim Rozon (The Magician) will reprise their characters in TERROR TRAIN 2, which takes place over a year after the gruesome, vengeful murders took the lives of multiple college seniors aboard the now infamous "Terror Train." In the sequel, the remaining survivors are coerced to take a New Year's Eve redemption ride on the very same train, where a new evil awaits and the terrified passengers must once again fight to survive the ride.

** ALONE AT NIGHT: Vicky (Ashley Benson) is a young woman looking for an escape after going through a harrowing break-up. After retreating to a friend's remote cabin in the woods to clear her head, she continues modeling sexy lingerie for her devoted followers on 18 & Over, an adults-only, live-streaming website. But when the power keeps going out, Vicky discovers something terrifying awaiting her in the dark — a masked killer wielding a crowbar who's hellbent on bringing her night to a grisly end.

** BLOOD: Jess (Michelle Monaghan), a nurse and mother recently separated from her husband (Skeet Ulrich), moves her daughter Tyler (Skylar Morgan Jones) and young son Owen (Finlay Wojtak-Hissong) back into her family farmhouse. Shortly after settling in, Owen's dog escapes into the woods and returns days later, blood-soaked and rabid. When the dog attacks and bites him, the resulting infection grows more shocking as Owen's behavior becomes frightening and deadly. As he spirals deeper into the depths of the illness, Jess discovers a disturbing cure, which makes her question how far she is willing to go to keep her child alive. In Theaters January 27, 2023 and Available On Demand January 31, 2023.

----- December 28, 2022 -----

** M3GAN: M3GAN is a marvel of artificial intelligence, a life-like doll programmed to be a child's greatest companion and a parent's greatest ally. Designed by brilliant toy-company roboticist Gemma, M3GAN can listen and watch and learn as she becomes friend and teacher, playmate and protector, for the child she is bonded to. She's more than a toy, she's family.

** THE GHOSTS OF MONDAY: Mark Huberman stars as a television director who becomes embroiled in a supernatural conspiracy after traveling to Cyprus to make a tv pilot about a haunted hotel. Julian Sands, Marianna Rosset, Elva Trill and Anthony Skordi also appear in the frightening profusion of suspense and scares.

** THE FOREST HILLS: Here's the official poster for THE FOREST HILLS, the upcoming horror film that features horror icon Shelley Duvall, has been released. The poster shows what appears to be a transforming werewolf cast upon the sky above an ominous cabin. The studio also started an IndieGogo campaign for "finishing funds," which says it allows fans to contribute funds to the post-production costs and advertising. (thanks to

** SCREAM VI: Here's yet another poster for the upcoming film.

----- December 27, 2022 -----

** BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF 4K: Rialto Pictures has released an official domestic trailer for the new 4K restoration of Christophe Gans' 2001 film, starring Samuel Le Bihan, Vincent Cassel, Émilie Dequenne, Monica Bellucci, and Jérémie Renier.

** KNOCK AT THE CABIN: While vacationing at a remote cabin, a young girl and her parents are taken hostage by four armed strangers who demand that the family make an unthinkable choice to avert the apocalypse. With limited access to the outside world, the family must decide what they believe before all is lost.

** RENFIELD: Universal Pictures' RENFIELD, a darkly comedic spin on the Dracula story with Nicolas Cage in that role alongside Nicholas Hoult as his eponymous acolyte, has scored an R rating from the MPAA for bloody violence, some gore, language throughout and some drug use.v Awkwafina, Ben Schwartz, Adrian Martinez, Shohreh Aghdashloo, and Bess Rouss co-star. (thanks to

** SCREAM VI: Here's a new photo from the upcoming film.

----- December 23, 2022 -----

** THE PURGE 6: In a new interview with Empire Magazine, 57-year-old Frank Grillo spoke about the status of a sixth film which he and franchise creator James DeMonaco are currently trying to get off the ground at Universal, but there's no production timeline in place yet.

He does confirm that DeMonaco, who helmed the first (and best-reviewed) three films but stepped back to only write the fourth and fifth, wants to return as helmer for the sixth and final film, which will put the focus back on Grillo's character:

"James DeMonaco, changed my life. [I've] got one more left. James has the script. It focuses on the Leo Barnes character, and he wants to direct it. We're working with Universal to see if we can pull this off before I'm in the old folks' home." (thanks to

** PERPETRATOR: Shudder, AMC Networks' premium streaming service for horror, thrillers and the supernatural, announced the acquisition of Jennifer Reeder's horror-noir PERPETRATOR, set to world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival this coming February in the Panorama section.

Written and directed by Reeder, PERPETRATOR follows Jonny (McKirnan), a wild and impulsive teenage girl living precariously in a town where young women continue to go missing, and the power she's forced to unlock to survive. At its core, a horror film inspired by the shared experience of generations of women, PERPETRATOR is equal parts modern mythmaking, thrilling story of revenge, and extraordinary exploration of youthful chaos.

** SPIRAL: Adam Green and Joel David Moore's 2007 film is coming to Blu-ray in 2023 from Ronin Flix.

** HUESERA THE BONE WOMAN: XYZ Films announced the release date for HUESERA THE BONE WOMAN, the critically acclaimed breakout feature directorial debut from Mexican filmmaker Michelle Garza Cervera. HUESERA THE BONE WOMAN will be released exclusively in theaters on February 10th in major markets nationwide across the U.S. and land on VOD on February 16th from XYZ Films.

The supernatural Mexican horror feature is led by Natalia Solián (Carlos Eichelmann Kaiser's Venice selection ZAPATOS ROJOS) in a star-turning performance as Valeria, a young woman expecting her first child who becomes cursed by a sinister entity. Plunged into a terrifying and dangerous world, a group of witches emerge as her only hope for safety and salvation, but not without grave risk. The film also stars Alfonso Dosal (Netflix's Narcos: Mexico), Mayra Batalla (PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN), Mercedes Hernández (IDENTIFYING FEATURES), Aída López (Capadocia), and Martha Claudia Moreno. (thanks to

----- December 22, 2022 -----

** THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE CHILDREN: When Margaret and Ben take a weekend trip with longtime friends Ellie and Thomas and their two young children, Ben begins to suspect something supernatural is occurring when the kids behave strangely after disappearing into the woods overnight.

** KIDS VS ALIENS: All Gary wants is to make awesome home movies with his best buds. All his older sister Samantha wants is to hang with the cool kids. When their parents head out of town one Halloween weekend, an all-time rager of a teen house party turns to terror when aliens attack, forcing the siblings to band together to survive the night.

** MUDBRICK (KUCA OD BLATA): has reported that XYZ Films has acquired the distribution rights for North America for the upcoming Serbian rural cult horror film MUDBRICK (KUCA OD BLATA). Following the events upon which he had to leave Great Britain for unknown reasons and to return to his parents' native village, Paul (Pavle) finds a mysterious family in the house he inherited which is part of the cult of the Old Slavic underworld god Veles. (thanks to

** KILLING IT: After working together on HBO, writer-director Bridget Stokes and series creator Robin Thede have once again partnered up for their next collaboration. According to the Deadline web site, Stokes has signed on to helm Amazon Studios' upcoming horror comedy film titled KILLING IT, which will be written by Thede. (thanks to

----- December 21, 2022 -----

** EVIL DEAD RISE: Here's a new image from the upcoming film.

** THE KEEP remake: In 1986, filmmaker Michael Mann shot the famously troubled supernatural period piece THE KEEP. The project was an adaptation of the novel by F. Paul Wilson and follows a group of Nazis in the very early 1940s who are assigned to guard a citadel in Romania's Carpathian mountains.

It's a film that was compromised at every level. Now, Wilson has revealed that his book is getting a new adaptation with famed effects genius and frequent director of AMC's THE WALKING DEAD Greg Nicotero onboard to helm the new take. Wilson broke the news on Twitter, saying the deal finally happened after legal entanglements were worked out:

"Two days ago, after a year and a half of lawyering between the 'purchaser' and my side at ICM, I signed an option/purchase agreement with Greg Nicotero for the remake of THE KEEP. Greg is a longtime fan of the book, and he's got the chops to do a worthy adaptation." (thanks to

** FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S: The mvoie adapration found its director in October, and now it has gotten two of its stars. Matthew Lillard of SCREAM and Scooby-Doo fame and Josh Hutcherson, known for his role as Peeta Mellark in the HUNGER GAMES movies, have both been cast for the horror film. The two actors have joined the project, but it has not been confirmed who they will be playing. Production is also slated to start in February in New Orleans. (thanks to

** PROJECT WOLF HUNTING: PROJECT WOLF HUNTING debuts on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD February 14 from Well Go USA Entertainment. During transport, a group of hardened criminals stages a jailbreak that quickly escalates into a bloody, all-out riot. As the fugitives exact their brutal terror campaign onboard the ship, something even more terrifying emerges from below. (thanks to

----- December 20, 2022 -----

** INFINITY POOL: Here's the poster for the upcoming film from Brandon Cronenberg.

** WINNIE THE POOH BLOOD AND HONEY: Here's the poster for the upcoming film, which is set to receive a one-day theatrical release in the United States on February 15, 2023.

** CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD 4K UHD: The upcoming Cauldron Films 4K UHD of CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD is now available to pre-order.

** DARK MATCH: Dept.9 Studios, a film and television production company, is pleased to announce the wrap of production on their horror thriller DARK MATCH, written and directed by Lowell Dean (WOLFCOP, ANOTHER WOLFCOP). The film stars wrestling superstar Chris Jericho (TERRIFIER 2), Ayisha Issa, Steven Ogg, Sara Canning, Michael Eklund and Jonathan Cherry.

DARK MATCH sees a small-time wrestling company accept a high-paying gig in a backwoods town, only to discover when they arrive that the community is run by a mysterious cult leader with devious plans for their match.

The film's writer and director Lowell Dean says, "It's been a blast filming in Edmonton and working every day with such a talented cast and crew. I'm excited for the opportunity to work with Dept.9 Studios and for the producer's support in bringing DARK MATCH to life." (thanks to

----- December 19, 2022 -----

** Panos Cosmatos' NEKROKOSM: Deep within a strange galaxy, where two lovers are torn apart as they try to survive a malevolent invasion in this phantasmagorical fantasy nightmare from the director of MANDY! You can now listen to some of the music composed for the upcoming film.

** FEAR STREET 4: One of the most impressively directed genre movies of the year came in the form of Chloe Okuno's psychological thriller WATCHER starring Maika Monroe. Now, Okuno has found a follow-up and has closed a deal to direct the fourth entry in the FEAR STREET franchise for the streamer.

Netflix premiered the entire original trilogy in July last year, spreading the R-rated releases a week apart between each entry and turning the whole endeavour into a hit for them, along with scoring solid reviews from critics and audiences.

The films are based on the popular book series from "Goosebumps" author R.L. Stine with Leigh Janiak directing and co-writing the first three films which were spread across three time periods – 1994, 1978 and 1666. Kiana Madeira, Sadie Sink, Fred Hechinger, and Maya Hawke starred in the previous films, but no word on casting or story details for the new one at present.

Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, and David Ready are reportedly back as producers, but Janiak's involvement is unclear. Janiak has previously expressed an interest in further adaptations of the Stine books. (thanks to

** THEY LISTEN: John Cho and actress Katherine Waterston have signed on for the leading roles in the upcoming horror movie THEY LISTEN, which hails from Sony Pictures and Blumhouse. This marks Cho's latest project with Sony after working with them on the acclaimed mystery thriller SEARCHING, which was about a father searching for his missing teenage daughter.

Further details about the plot and characters are still being kept under wraps. Production is currently underway in Los Angeles. The film is scheduled to arrive in theaters on August 25, 2023. THEY LISTEN is being written and directed by Chris Weitz, who co-wrote the Academy Award-nominated film ABOUT A BOY. The film is produced by Weitz, Jason Blum, and Andrew Miano, with Bea Sequeira, Dan Balgoyen, Britta Rowings, and Paul Davis serving as executive producers. It is a production by Sony Pictures, Blumhouse, and Depth of Field. (thanks yo

** THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD/4K UHD Steelbook on 2/28 from Dark Sky Films.

----- December 15, 2022 -----

** SCREAM VI: In a city of millions, no one hears you scream. Watch the official Teaser Trailer for SCREAM VI - Only in theatres March 10, 2023.

** THOSE WHO CALL: The film, starring Angie Sandoval, Yetlanezi Rodriguez, Reese Fast, Kevin Kinkade, and Addison Cousins, tells of two sisters that go on a road trip to Colorado. On their way there, their car breaks down in an abandoned old town. Soon they realize things aren't what they seem, and they aren't alone in the forest. They find themselves being hunted by a sadistic pagan cult and must do everything in their power to survive.

** HUMAN RESOURCES: A young man uncovers a shocking mystery after starting a job at an eerie hardware store. With the help of a cynical coworker, he plunges into the dark corners of the store and is forced to confront the dangers that lurk behind the walls.

----- December 14, 2022 -----

** EVIL DEAD RISE: Another new image for New Line Cinema's upcoming film EVIL DEAD RISE is out, showcasing the main cast. The latest image comes courtesy of director Lee Cronin, who shared the photograph on social media. The image gives fans their first look at some of the main characters in the film, including Gabrielle Echols, Morgan Davis, Nell Fisher, Alyssa Sutherland, and Lily Sullivan. (thanks to

** THE GIRL NEXT DOOR 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 3/17/2023 from Capelight Pictures. 2-Disc Limited Collector's Edition in a Mediabook with the film for the first time in Germany in 4K Ultra HD on UHD Blu-ray and in HD on Blu-ray as well as with a 24-page booklet.

** BONES AND ALL: Coming to Blu-ray on 1/31/2023 from Warner Bros. Entertainment. Love blossoms between a young woman on the margins of society and a disenfranchised drifter as they embark on a 3,000-mile odyssey through the backroads of America. However, despite their best efforts, all roads lead back to their terrifying pasts and a final stand that will determine whether their love can survive their differences.

** WARM BODIES 4K UHD: Coming to Best Buy 4K UHD Steelbook on 2/7/2023 from Lionsgate.

----- December 12, 2022 -----

** INFINITY POOL: While staying at an isolated island resort, James (Alexander Skarsgård) and Em (Cleopatra Coleman) are enjoying a perfect vacation of pristine beaches, exceptional staff, and soaking up the sun. But guided by the seductive and mysterious Gabi (Mia Goth), they venture outside the resort grounds and find themselves in a culture filled with violence, hedonism, and untold horror. A tragic accident leaves them facing a zero tolerance policy for crime: either you'll be executed, or, if you're rich enough to afford it, you can watch yourself die instead.

** SAW X: Synnøve Macody Lund, Steven Brand and Michael Beach have all joined the tenth SAW film in undisclosed roles. In addition, former series regular Shawnee Smith is reportedly in talks to likely return to her role of Amanda Young.

They will join Tobin Bell who was recently confirmed to be returning to this latest entry, returning to his iconic role as the Jigsaw killer John Kramer. Kevin Greutert, who directed the sixth and seventh films, returns to helm the new one which is currently slated to release theatrically on October 27th 2023. (thanks to

** CONNECT: The Devil doesn't leave quietly. In theatres December 22nd.

----- December 8, 2022 -----

** M3GAN: Universal Pictures has premiered the second trailer for Gerard Johnstone's killer robot doll tale M3GAN opening in cinemas January 6th.

** SCARE PACKAGE II RAD CHAD'S REVENGE: When horror guru Rad Chad Buckley's funeral turns into an elaborate series of death traps centered around Chad's favorite films, the guests must band together and use the rules of horror to survive the bloody game.

** BRING OUT THE FEAR: In this award-winning dark folk thriller, a couple struggling to fix their doomed relationship is lost in a dangerous forest that refuses to let them escape. This award-winning dark folk thriller will leave you questioning what is real and what is malicious trickery until the very last frame. Coming out January 3 on-demand and digital everywhere!

** ANGELS FALLEN WARRIORS OF PEACE: When an Iraq War veteran receives a calling from a higher power, he embarks on a mission to stop a fallen angel from raising an army of the dead to take over the world. Starring Denise Richards and coming Summer 2023.

----- December 6, 2022 -----

** THE LAST OF US: Here's the trailer for the upcoming series.

** BUBBA HO-TEP 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD on 2/7/2023 from Scream Factory.

** SKINAMARINK: The film will receive a theatrical release January 13th from IFC Midnight followed by a streaming release on Shudder.

----- December 2nd, 2022 -----

** MARTIN 4K UHD: Coming soon from Second Sight Films featuring a new Second Sight 4K restoration supervised and approved by Director of Photography Michael Gornick in UHD presented in HDR10+.

** TERRIFIER: Coming to Blu-ray on 2/8/2023 from Umbrella Entertainment.

** SNOW MONSTER: With the rapid development of science and technology in the future, a Gene Research Company sent Shen Yiqin and others into the mysterious snowy area on the edge of the Arctic. Unexpectedly, they were attacked by unknown giant creatures.

----- December 1st, 2022 -----

** AT THE MOUNTAIN OF MADNESS at Netflix: Guillermo del Toro's stop-motion PINOCCHIO for Netflix is riding high on a wave of stunning reviews. The film has clocked up a stunning 97% (8.4/10) on Rotten Tomatoes and is being praised as one of the year's best. But it may just be the start of del Toro's long-gestating passion projects being turned into Netflix features. It's now looking possible that del Toro's most elusive white whale – an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's novella AT THE MOUNTAIN OF MADNESS – could be in reach.

Speaking to the IndieWire web site about his stop-motion love, del Toro revealed that he has spoken to VFX and stop-motion legend Phil Tippett, coming off raves for his experimental film MAD GOD, about translating his AT THE MOUNTAIN OF MADNESS adaptation into a stop-motion animated feature:

"I said it would be ideal to do AT THE MOUNTAIN OF MADNESS as stop-motion. You watch the animation in a more rapturous way than live action. It's almost a hypnotic act, and the relationship to the story becomes more intimate in that way."

del Toro has been trying to make an adaptation of Lovecraft's 1936 horror story for nearly twenty years, and recently shared test CG footage created years ago of one of the creatures. However, he has been unable to make the film due to concerns over budget and tone – issues that are far less of a problem in terms of animation, and stop-motion animation in particular, is suited for horror tales.

Lovecraft's story follows explorers in Antarctica who uncover the remains of highly evolved creatures, neither plant nor animal. Investigating a gigantic mountain range, they come upon an abandoned ancient city. Their explorations underground cause something to stir from its slumber. Tom Cruise and James Cameron were linked to work with del Toro on the live-action adaptation that failed to get the green light back in the mid-2000s. (thanks to


** THE MEAN ONE: The Grinch steals a lot more than Christmas in this forthcoming horror parody/sequel to the classic Dr. Seuss yuletide tale. TERRIFIER 2's David Howard Thornton plays the titular green meanie while Krystle Martin plays an adult Cindy You-Know-Who out for revenge twenty years later. Director Steven LaMorte's THE MEAN ONE opens in theaters on December 9th.

** THE HARBINGER: When her oldest friend is plagued by horrific nightmares from the beyond, Monique is forced to travel to NYC. On the first night of the visit, Monique learns the dreams are contagious – and so is the HARBINGER, the plague mask-wearing demon who not only feeds on its victims' souls, but warps reality itself to remove any trace of their existence.

** THE VAGRANT: Coming to Blu-ray in February from Arrow Video. Brand new 2K restoration by Arrow Films from a new scan of the original camera negative in High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation.

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