It's here in the Archives section that you will find the news of the last three months.
----- June 9, 2017 -----
** AMITYVILLE THE AWAKENING: The film is officially off the summer movies list. Weinstein Co. and Dimension Films are moving Blumhouse's AMITYVILLE THE AWAKENING yet again and there is no new release date set. The film stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bella Thorne, Cameron Monaghan, Thomas Mann and Kurtwood Smith, and was set to bring back a classic horror franchise. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** KILLING GROUND: A couples camping trip turns into a frightening ordeal when they stumble across the scene of a horrific crime.
** PEELERS: A small town strip club owner must defend her bar, her strippers and her life when violent infected patrons show up on the final closing night and all hell breaks loose.
** THE PASSING: Two young lovers crash their car into a ravine in the remote mountains of Wales. Dragged from the river by a mysterious figure they will later come to know as Stanley (Mark Lewis Jones), they are taken to a ramshackle farm, a place untouched by time. As events unfold, we learn the explosive truth about the young couple's past. More unsettling still, we discover the ghostly truth about Stanley and the tragedy of the valley he once called home.
----- June 7, 2017 -----
** Oats Studios Experimental Short Films: Here's the trailer for VOLUME 1.
** Universal Dark Universe: Alex Kurtzman has shared more characters that will be joining the Dark Universe. "We know we're going to do Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Phantom of the Opera, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Invisible Man," he says.
He added: "There are characters within those films that can grow and expand and maybe even spin off. I think that digging into deep mythologies about monsters around the world is fair game for us, as well and connecting the monsters that we know to some surprising monsters could also be really interesting."
"I'd love to bring Michael Fassbender in, I'd love to bring Jennifer Lawrence in, I'd love to see Charlize Theron in there, Angelina Jolie…" (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** DEATH POOL: After nearly drowning at the hands of his babysitter, a troubled young man grows up to become a serial killer with a compulsion to drowned young beautiful women. Based on true events, this conniving killer becomes a cultural phenomenon, known throughout the streets of Los Angeles.
** GREMLIN: A mysterious Box contains a little creature which terrorizes the boxes owners.
----- June 6, 2017 -----
** Stephen King's THE DARK TOWER: Idris Elba plays Roland Deschain, Mid-World's last gunslinger, who is travelling south-east across a post-apocalyptic landscape, searching for the powerful but elusive magical edifice known as The Dark Tower.
Located in the fey region of End-World, amid a sea of singing red roses, the Dark Tower is the nexus point of the time-space continuum. It is the heart of all worlds, but it is also under threat. Someone, or something, is using the evil technology of the Great Old Ones to destroy it. Matthew McConaughey also stars.
** Stephen King's THE MIST: Based on a story by Stephen King, Spike's THE MIST centers around a small town family that is torn apart by a brutal crime. As they deal with the fallout an eerie mist rolls in, suddenly cutting them off from the rest of the world and, in some cases, each other. Family, friends and adversaries become strange bedfellows, battling the mysterious mist and its threats, fighting to maintain morality and sanity as the rules of society break down. THE MIST stars Morgan Spector, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Danica Curcic, Okezie Morro, Luke Cosgrove, Darren Pettie, Russell Posner, Dan Butler, Isiah Whitlock Jr., and Frances Conroy.
----- June 5, 2017 -----
** IT COMES AT NIGHT: Set in a post-apocalyptic wilderness, the story follows a group of survivors (Joel Edgerton, Carmen Ejogo and son Kelvin Harrison Jr) who welcome in a newcomer couple (Christopher Abbott and Riley Keough), only to find their survival at stake.
** Universal Dark Universe: Universal launches its Dark Universe initiative with THE MUMMY next week starring Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella and Russell Crowe. That film, which is rumoured to have a post-rebate budget of $125 million, looks to be emblematic of the other movies in the series the studio plans to develop including THE WOLFMAN and BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN.
Now though, the Heat Vision web site reports that not all the films under this banner will be similar costly affairs with the budgets said to "range dramatically". The trade adds that micro-budget producer Jason Blum has 'expressed interest' in shepherding a low-budget entry into this monster universe. The report doesn't indicate which potential character or property Blum has his eye on to develop. The immediate next film in the series is Bill Condon's BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN which is scheduled for a February 2019 release. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM: RLJ Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM. Based on the novel "Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem" by Peter Ackroyd, the film was written by the acclaimed writer Jane Goldman and directed by Juan Carlos Medina. RLJE plans to release the film in theaters and On Demand on September 8, 2017.
----- June 1st, 2017 -----
** Arrow Video US - June 2017 releases: As spring begins to turn into summer, Arrow Video has some real treats in store for cult film fans, with a fantastic blend of horror and action in June.
MADHOUSE [Blu-ray + DVD] (6/13)
Julia has spent her entire adult life trying to forget the torment she suffered at the hands of her twisted twin Mary... but Mary hasn't forgotten. Escaping hospital, where she's recently been admitted with a horrific, disfiguring illness, Julia's sadistic sister vows to exact a particularly cruel revenge on her sibling this year - promising a birthday surprise that she'll never forget.
- Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition presentations
- Original Stereo Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues
- Brand new interviews with cast and crew
- Alternate opening titles
- Theatrical Trailer, newly transferred in HD
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Marc Schoenbach
THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE [Limited Edition Blu-ray+ DVD] (6/20)
Sam Dalmas, an American writer living in Rome, inadvertently witnesses a brutal attack on a woman in a modern art gallery. Powerless to help, he grows increasingly obsessed with the incident. Convinced that something he saw that night holds the key to identifying the maniac terrorizing Rome, he launches his own investigation parallel to that of the police, heedless of the danger to both himself and his girlfriend Giulia (Suzy Kendall).
- Brand new 4K restoration of the film from the camera negative in its original 2.35:1 aspect ratio, produced by Arrow Video exclusively for this release
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
- Original mono Italian and English soundtracks (lossless on the Blu-ray Disc)
- English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
- New audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films
- The Power of Perception, a new visual essay on the cinema of Dario Argento by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, author of Devil's Advocates: Suspiria and Rape-Revenge Films: A Critical Study
- New analysis of the film by critic Kat Ellinger
- New interview with writer/director Dario Argento
- New interview with actor Gildo Di Marco (Garullo the pimp)
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Candice Tripp
- Double-sided fold-out poster
- 6 Lobby Card reproductions
- Limited edition 60-page booklet illustrated by Matthew Griffin, featuring an appreciation of the film by Michael Mackenzie, and new writing by Howard Hughes and Jack Seabrook
----- May 29, 2017 -----
** Pennywise The story of IT campaign: From digging into the historical and cultural phenomenon of coulrophobia (the fear of clowns) to Tim Curry's magical portrayal of Pennywise the Clown, to the impact Vancouver (aka "Hollywood North") had on this special made-for-tv miniseries, our project aims to tell a story heard by few and showcase a wealth of behind-the-scenes footage and photos seen by even fewer. You can support this project on Indiegogo.
** HALLOWEEN reboot: Here's another version of the poster for the upcoming reboot. (thanks to Collider.com)
----- May 26, 2017 -----
** CASTLEVANIA: In darkness, a hero returns. CASTLEVANIA, a Netflix original series, arrives July 7.
** WHAT THE WATERS LEFT BEHIND: Here's the trailer for the upcoming Argentinean film directed by Luciano Onetti and Nicolas Onetti.
** KUDZU ZOMBIES: Here's the trailer for the upcoming flick.
----- May 25, 2017 -----
** HALLOWEEN reboot poster: The Licensing Expo 2017 is underway in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center this week with early artwork and promo posters now on display for a number of films not scheduled for release until well into next year. Here's the one for the upcoming HALLOWEEN reboot. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** JEEPERS CREEPERS 4: After a fourteen year break since the last one, the third film in the JEEPERS CREEPERS saga is on the way and is targeting a release sometime later this year or early next year. The film has already wrapped production, and today comes word the creative team behind the third instalment is confident enough that a fourth film is already planned.
Actress Gina Phillips, reprising her role as Trish from the first film, tells Diabolique Magazine that the film's director Victor Salva has already written a fourth film which will pick up right after the events of the third: "The plan is for this stuff to go to the screen in the next JEEPERS CREEPERS movie. Victor has written what happens from the second after the conclusion of JEEPERS CREEPERS 3. I think that's all I'm allowed to say about it but he wrote in such detail and he had a lot of flashbacks to what happened over the years that it made it very easy for me."
"I got to see what will eventually happen to the character and he put enough flashbacks in there that I got to see what happened to her over the last 15 years. Let's just say, there's more to come…a lot has changed for Trish over the years. She's a mother; she's been through a lot.""
In the third film, Trish Jenner is now a rich and powerful woman who has a teenage son named Darry. She's also having a recurring nightmare in which he's killed by the Creeper. To prevent this from happening, Trish sets out on a final quest, with a small army in tow, to end the reign of terror of The Creeper (Jonathan Breck) once and for all. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** THE MUMMY reboot: Here's two new posters for the upcoming film.
----- May 24, 2017 -----
** George A. Romero's ROAD OF THE DEAD: The director has announced plans for a new NASCAR-esque zombie movie in the works that will be shopped at the Fantasia International Film Festival market this July.
Romero co-wrote the script with Matt Birman, who is slated to direct this project set on a remote island where zombie prisoners race cars in a modern-day Coliseum, all for the entertainment of affluent humans. Said to draw major inspiration from 1959's BEN-HUR, no further details are available at this time. Romero, Birman, Matt Manjourides and Justin Martell will produce. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** Milla Jovovich on RESIDENT EVIL reboot: Actress Milla Jovovich was asked about the reboot, and she had a remarkably candid response: "Okay, well good luck with that."
"I think a lot of people with these franchises kind of put the cart before the horse," Jovovich continued telling ComicBook.com. "There's a danger to that. They've been wanting to reboot RESIDENT EVIL for a long time, and listen: I love the RESIDENT EVIL world. I think it's a great property, I would do it if I was a producer."
But Jovovich had a heartfelt plea to the producers, and perhaps to all producers. "I think what made RESIDENT EVIL so special is that the people involved really loved what they're doing and really were fans of the game," she said. "I would suggest that you find people that have that same passion for the property before you talk about reboots. I think if you get into this kind of genre, people are very sensitive to fakes. There's some real fans in the sci-fi/action/horror world, and they're not idiots. They can smell when something is done because people love it and when something is done just to monetize an opportunity."
** WISH UPON: Twelve years after discovering her mother's suicide, 17-year-old CLARE SHANNON (Joey King) is bullied in high school, embarrassed by her manic, hoarder father JONATHAN (Ryan Phillippe) and ignored by her longtime crush. All that changes when her father comes home with an old music box whose inscription promises to grant its owner seven wishes.
While Clare is initially skeptical of this magic box, she can't help but be seduced by its dark powers, and is thrilled as her life radically improves with each wish. Clare finally has the life she's always wanted and everything seems perfect - until the people closest to her begin dying in violent and elaborate ways after each wish. Clare realizes that she must get rid of the box, but finds herself unable and unwilling to part with her new-and-improved life - leading her down a dark and dangerous path. Be careful what you wish for...
** Universal's Dark Universe: Christopher McQuarrie and David Koepp have reportedly come on board the initiative, while Bill Condon is confirmed to be directing BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN which Koepp will pen and which has set a February 14th 2019 release date. An actress has reportedly been chosen but hasn't been announced yet.
The initiative kicks off with THE MUMMY next month starring Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella and Russell Crowe. All three actors have teamed up with Johnny Depp and Javier Bardem for a portrait shot the studio released above for the announcement.
Bardem is set to play Frankenstein and Depp will play The Invisible Man in subsequent films currently in development under the stewardship of Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan. On screen, they are linked by the mysterious multi-national organization known as Prodigium led by Crowe's enigmatic and brilliant Dr. Henry Jekyll.
Prodigium's mission is to track, study and—when necessary—destroy evil embodied in the form of monsters in our world. Working outside the aegis of any government, and with practices concealed by millennia of secrecy, Prodigium protects the public from knowledge of the evil that exists just beyond the thin membrane of civilized society…and will go to any length to contain it. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
----- May 23, 2017 -----
** RESIDENT EVIL reboot: A new version of the series is coming according to German production company Constantin Film's Martin Moszkowicz. The chairman of the board confirmed the news to Variety at the Cannes Film Festival last weekend.
James Wan (SAW) is set to produce from a screenplay by Greg Russo. According to Variety, the current plan is for this RESIDENT EVIL reboot to span six new films with an all new cast. Constantin Film is also producing alongside Wan's Atomic Monster. A search is currently underway to find the right director.
** Universal's Dark Universe - Monster Legacy: This is the official name of the long rumoured shared universe of monster movies from Universal.
** FEAR OF THE WALKING DEAD: Here's the teaser trailer for the upcoming third season.
** BESETMENT: After struggling to find employment, Amanda takes a hotel position in a small town where she ends up fighting for her life.
----- May 22, 2017 -----
** WYRMWOOD CHRONICLES OF THE DEAD: Here's seven minutes from the upcoming gore-soaked flick.
** J-Splatter's Noboru Iguchi GHOST SQUAD: Finally the newest film from the director of THE MACHINE GIRL, ROBOGEISHA and KARATE ROBO ZABORGAR]. Girls killed by evil boys come back from hell and fight as a Ghost Squad to revenge! Iguchi said " I made a film like a mixture of Jodorowsky's and Cronenberg's!"
** Stephen King's THE DARK TOWER: Here's two posters for the upcoming film.
----- May 18, 2017 -----
** WE R ANIMALS: An r-rated adventure-horror-crime-fantasy-comedy... with animals.
** THE MUMMY: Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization. Here's the new trailer!
----- May 17, 2017 -----
** Darren Aronofsky's MOTHER!: Here's the poster for the upcoming horror film starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Domhnall Gleeson, and Michelle Pfeiffer. The story revolves around a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. The film opens on October 13th.
** Zac Efron as Ted Bundy: Zac Efron has signed on to play serial killer Ted Bundy in the upcoming indie film EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL AND VILE, according to Variety. Voltage Pictures and Cota Films will produce and Joe Berlinger (METALLICA SOME KIND OF MONSTER is set to direct. The screenplay, which won the Nicholl Fellowship, was on the Black List is written by Michael Werwie.
The movie won't be from Bundy's point of view but from the POV of his girlfriend Liz. The two had an infamously dysfunctional relationship and the movie looks to explore that and how notoriously charming Bundy was.
*"I have been trying to work with Zac Efron for a long time," said producer Nicolas Chartier. "From his dramatic turn in 'Paperboy' to his hilarious performance in 'Neighbors,' he continues to impress audiences and critics alike with his extraordinary versatility and range. We couldn't be more excited to see him in this amazing role."
** IT CAME FROM THE DESERT: Finnish production company Roger! Pictures has teamed with Cinemaware for an action horror comedy based on the classic 1980s video game about giant mutated ants in the New Mexico desert.
The first trailer for the film has finally arrived, courtesy of Raven Banner Entertainment, and can be seen below. Marko Makilaakso helms the film which hasn't yet set a release date.
----- May 15, 2017 -----
** HALLOWEEN reboot: Since Danny McBride and David Gordon Green were announced as the creative force behind rebooting the HALLOWEEN franchise in February, there has been skepticism that they should be the duo to do it. While fans of horror are excited that John Carpenter will be back to produce, McBride and Green's catalogue together mostly consists of comedy projects.
While doing press for ALIEN COVENANT, McBride went on the Empire Film Podcast and talked a little about what their take is going to be:
Look at where the HALLOWEEN franchise has gone. There's a lot of room for improvement. David and I are coming from it as, we are horror fans, and we are humongous fans of John Carpenter and of what he did with the original HALLOWEEN, so I think from watching this and being disappointed by other versions of this series, I think we're just trying to strip it down and just take it back to what was so good about the original."
And when talking about the original itself and making Michael "scary" again:
It was just very simple and just achieved that level of horror that wasn't corny and it wasn't turning Michael Myers into some supernatural being that couldn't be killed. That stuff to me isn't scary. I want to be scared by something that I really think could happen.
I think it's much more horrifying to be scared by someone standing in the shadows while you're taking the trash out as opposed to someone who can't be killed pursuing you." (thanks to BleedingCool.com
** SUMMER of '84 from TURBO KID creators: The horror-thriller is set in 1984 and centres on 15-year-old neighbourhood conspiracy theorist Davey Armstrong who suspects his police officer neighbour might be the serial killer all over the local news. He and his three best friends begin an investigation that soon puts them in danger.
François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell of RKSS (Roadkill Superstar), known for 2015's TURBO KID, will direct the film that is set to go into production this July for an end-of-year release date.
** Christina Hendricks in THE STRANGERS 2: BLOOM has announced that Emmy Award-nominated actress Christina Hendricks is set to star in the long-gestating horror sequel, which follows a family whose road trip takes a turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park and after the power goes out they decide to hunker down for the night in a borrowed trailer. Under the cover of darkness three familiar masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test their every limit.
** TALL MEN: Terrence Mackleby claims bankruptcy after being over $80,000 in debt. His private world is turned upside down when Terrence is visited by strange demons and tall phantoms in business suits after he applies for a mysterious black credit card, in this nightmarish Holbrookian vision.
----- May 14, 2017 -----
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** Radiohead's Thom Yorke for SUSPIRIA remake: Frenesy Films and Mythology Entertainment announced today that singer/songwriter Thom Yorke, he of the British band Radiohead, will compose the musical score for Luca Guadagnino's remake of Dario Argento's SUSPIRIA. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** RIP Michael Parks: It is with deep sadness we must report that legendary genre actor Michael Parks has passed away Wednesday morning. In recent years, however, Parks has become a cult favorite due to his appearances in films by Smith, Robert Rodriguez, and Quentin Tarantino. Parks is perhaps best known as the recurring character Earl McGraw, who first appeared in 1996's FROM DUSK TILL DAWN and would go on to show up in 2003's KILL BILL and both films included in 2007's GRINDHOUSE. The actor also appeared in ARGO, WE ARE WHAT WE ARE and DJANGO UNCHAINED. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
----- May 11, 2017 -----
** Dario Argento's THE STENDHAL SYNDROME Blu-ray: Blue Underground announced that they will be releasing THE STENDHAL SYNDROME in a 3 disc limited edition (only 3000 units pressed) with a new 2K restoration struck from the totally uncut negative and presented for the first time ever in its original 1:85:1 ratio. Extras are plentiful (and many of the interviews are new). The Blu-ray comes out on July 25th.
** HELLBOY reboot: There is going to be another HELLBOY movie. It's going to be an R rated reboot directed by Neil Marshall (THE DESCENT) and staring David Harbour (STRANGER THINGS) as Hellboy.
** DOBAARA SEE YOUR EVIL: Bollywood's remake of OCULUS! Starring Huma Qureshi, Saqib Saleem, Adil Hussain, Lisa Ray, Rhea Chakraborty & Madalina Bellariu Ion. The film is directed by Prawaal Raman.
----- May 9, 2017 -----
** H.G. Lewis' BLOODMANIA: Here's the trailer for Herschell Gordon Lewis last film, which was released last Friday on Amazon Prime.
** Stephen King's THE MIST: A sneak peek at some of the horrors and destruction that lies inside THE MIST. Premieres Thursday, June 22nd on Spike.
** THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM: Set on the unforgiving, squalid streets of Victorian London in 1880, our tale begins in the baroque, grandiose music hall where the capital's most renowned performer Dan Leno (Douglas Booth) takes to the stage. The whimsical thespian performs a monologue, informing his dedicated audience of the ghastly fate of a young woman who had once adorned this very stage, his dear friend Elizabeth Cree (Olivia Cooke); for the beguiling songstress is facing up to her forthcoming death by hanging, having been accused of murdering her husband John Cree (Sam Reid). Lizzie's death seems inevitable, until Detective Inspector John Kildare (Bill Nighy) is assigned to the case of the Limehouse Golem – a nefarious, calculating serial killer, murdering innocent, unconnected victims, leaving behind barely identifiable corpses – and his distinctive signature in blood. All is not what it seems and everyone is a suspect and everyone has a secret.
----- May 8, 2017 -----
** Stephen King's IT trailer: When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
** THE INFINITY REEL: Paramount Pictures has picked up Adam D'Alba's horror script from 21 Laps Entertainment, the production company behind Netflix's STRANGER THINGS. The Hollywood Reporter says Shawn Levy, Dan Levine and Dan Cohen of 21 Laps are producing. The screenplay is based on D'Alba's pilot at eOne. 21 Laps will produce the film with Bullitt Entertainment's Benedict Carver.
According to the trade, "the story follows a paranormal investigator who's drawn to a small town that has gone through bizarre phenomena. These instances have an eerie connection with the investigator's own past." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** DEAD AWAKE: From the creator of FINAL DESTINATION. A young woman must save herself and her friends from an ancient evil that stalks its victims through the terrifying real-life phenomenon of Sleep Paralysis.
----- May 3rd, 2017 -----
** THE DARK TOWER trailer: There are other worlds than these. Stephen King's THE DARK TOWER, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world's most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen. The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.
** John Carpenter and Scream Factory: To celebrate the Scream Factory Blu-ray label's fifth anniversary, the company that takes pride in putting out some of the best horror discs out there is releasing three of John Carpenter's masterpieces — THEY LIVE, THE FOG and ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK — in limited edition Steelbook packaging. Only 10,000 of each John Carpenter Blu-ray is being produced, and once they're gone, they're gone! The official release date for the Steelbook editions is August 1st. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** PITCHFORK: A group of friends return home with a friend to help him share a secret only to learn that sometimes older secrets are even more deadly. The DVD was made available at Amazon (with new limited edition art), Walmart and Family Video on May 2, with a Blu-ray release also available on Amazon May 2. Extras on the DVD and BD include 'Behind the scenes: the Making of Pitchfork' featurette, 'Becoming Pitchfork : Making of a Monster' featurette, deleted scenes, bloopers, outtakes, teaser & trailer, and audition tapes.
** BLOOD FEAST remake poster: The official, long-awaited remake of Herschell Gordon Lewis' classick will hit theaters across the United States and Canada this summer via Hannover House and Crimson Forest Entertainment Group on June 23rd, a nationwide theatrical release of the film that represents a substantial expansion of the film's previously planned, limited opening of April 28th. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
----- May 2nd, 2017 -----
** 47 METERS DOWN: Two sisters, vacationing in Mexico, are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean, with less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby.
** THE BLACK GLOVES: A new horror film from acclaimed filmmaker Lawrie Brewster. The legendary Owlman, Macarena Gomez, Nicholas Vince, Alexandra Hulme star.
** IT COMES AT NIGHT: A new horror film from acclaimed filmmaker Trey Edward Shults. Joel Edgerton, Riley Keough, and Christopher Abbott star in IT COMES AT NIGHT. June 9th.
** LAKE ALICE: The film follows Ryan Emerson who, while meeting his girlfriend Sarah's family for the first time, must prove his intentions and win the approval of her father, Greg, while he masks his jealousy for Sarah's ex-fling, Tyler. As the Thomas family settles in, things start to happen around the cabin; strange footprints by the windows, noises from outside, and a bitter animosity from the locals, including the law enforcement. As a blizzard descends on Lake Alice, so does the evil from behind the camera, as the Thomas family is hunted down one by one. The family struggles to stay alive as their power in numbers slowly dwindles.
----- May 1st, 2017 -----
** David Fincher for WORLD WAR Z sequel: Variety suggests that a confirmation is imminent and that David Fincher will be taking the director's chair, reteaming him with star Brad Pitt. New Paramount CEO and chairman Jim Gianopulos, who has a long-standing relationship with Fincher, has not officially official greenlit the movie yet, he is expected to do so in coming weeks. Production would probably begin in the first quarter of 2018.
** TIMECRIMES sequel: Director Nacho Vigalondo says he's working on a "spiritual sequel". The original was written and directed by Vigalondo, explores the dangerous results of time travel when a man is accidentally sent one hour into the past. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** POLAROID: Dimension Films has released the poster for the horror thriller, scheduled to open in theaters on August 25, 2017. High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the Polaroid vintage camera she stumbles upon, but it doesn't take long to discover that those who have their picture taken meet a tragic end. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** Jess Franco SLAVES: Also known as SWEDISH NYMPHO SLAVES, the film comes on Special Edition DVD on May 23rd from Full Moon. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
----- April 25, 2017 -----
** Sono Sion TOKYO VAMPIRE HOTEL: Here's the trailer!
** ZOMBIOLOGY ENJOY YOURSELF TONIGHT: Here's the trailer for the upcoming film, which comes out in Hong Kong on June 29th.
** DEATH ON SCENIC DRIVE: A young woman named Larissa (Stephanie Ash), encounters an entity that transforms her into death itself, and reins a violent storm against Dallas Henson (Ry Barrett) and the family that resides there.
** FRIDAY THE 13TH The Game: The highly anticipated third-person horror survival video game will drop on May 26, 2017.
----- April 21, 2017 -----
** INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 4: The upcoming Universal Pictures and Sony Pictures film will move from October 20, 2017 to Friday, January 5, 2018. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** RINGS on Blu-ray/DVD: The film hits Blu-ray/DVD on May 2nd from Paramount Home Media Distribution. When a radical college professor (Johnny Galecki) finds the mysterious video rumored to kill viewers seven days after watching, he enlists his students in a dangerous experiment to uncover the secrets behind the Samara legend. When the deadly video goes viral, they must figure out a way to break the curse and defeat Samara before her evil is unleashed upon the world. But, how do you stop her when she's everywhere?
- Feature film in high definition
- Bonus Content:
- Terror Comes Full Circle
- Resurrecting the Dead: Bringing Samara Back
- Scary Scenes
- Deleted/Extended/Alternate Scenes
- Feature film in standard definition
(thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** DEAD BY DAYLIGHT: Starbreeze Publishing has announced that their asymmetrical horror survival game Dead By Daylight will soon bring its asymmetric horror to console. Physical and digital copies of the game, which will include bonus content such as the original soundtrack and previously-released DLC characters and maps, will be available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 starting on June 20. (thanks to BleedingCool.com)
----- April 19, 2017 -----
** DEATH LINE: Coming from Blue Underground on June 27th, with a 2K scan HD transfer from the original, never before seen uncensored negative and loaded with tons of incredible extras including commentaries, new interviews and a collectible booklet. The release is a limited edition with only 3000 copies printed. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** DEATH LAID AN EGG: Cult Epics have announced their plans to release DEATH LAID AN EGG — the director's cut, no less — in a super limited edition 3-disc Combo pack containing a Blu-ray, DVD and CD soundtrack available ONLY until April 27 as part of the imprint's Cult Epics massive 25th anniversary book Indiegogo campaign. Only 300 numbered copies will be available and by the time you finish reading this there will be even less of them around. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
----- April 18, 2017 -----
** BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN: Universal Pictures is reportedly looking for a helmer for their upcoming Monsterverse feature BBRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN. Per a report from the Deadline web site, they look to have found a very appropriate director in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Bill Condon. Condon took home an Academy Award for his 1998 feature GODS AND MONSTERS, a biopic of original FRANKENSTEIN and BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN director James Whale. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** FLESH OF THE VOID: The independent media production company Sodom & Chimera Productions has released a trailer for their upcoming horror feature, a provocative, controversial experimental film, shot almost entirely on Super 8. The film deals with the question "what if death really were the most horrible thing one can experience?", and tries to depict a personal visualization of what dying could feel like in exactly that case.
** I REMEMBER YOU: An older lady hangs herself inside a church in the remote Westfjords of Iceland. This leads to an investigation into a number of strange deaths of elderly people in the region. Freyr, the new psychiatrist in town, further finds out, that the deceased woman was obsessed with the disappearance of his 7-year-old son, who disappeared without a trace three years prior. Across the bay in an abandoned village, three city dwellers are restoring a house when supernatural things start occurring. The two stories gradually intertwine and it turns out that a boy who vanished mysteriously some 60 years earlier is the connecting link.
----- April 17, 2017 -----
** THE ZODIAC KILLER: The first AGFA title (of dozens) in a collaboration with Something Weird Video is coming to Blu-ray on July 25th. Directed by Tom Hanson, who had previously owned a chain of Pizza Man restaurants, THE ZODIAC KILLER was made to capture the real-life Zodiac Killer. That plan didn't work. Instead, we got the most outrageous and compelling "tabloid horror" vortex in the history of planet Earth. And beyond. During theatrical screenings, Hanson constructed in-theater "traps" to lure the killer from hiding. These included the use of an ice cream freezer filled with rent-a-cops and a raffle with a motorcycle as a prize. You won't get insight like this by watching a David Fincher movie. But you will get it while watching THE ZODIAC KILLER.
- New 4K scan from the only surviving 16mm blow-up elements!
- Commentary track with Tom Hanson, Manny Nedwick, and more!
- Interview with director Tom Hanson and actor Manny Nedwick!
- Tabloid-horror trailers from the AGFA archive!
- Liner notes and director Tom Hanson interview by Chris Poggiali of TEMPLE OF SCHLOCK!
- Reversible cover art!
- Bonus movie: ANOTHER SON OF SAM (1977)! New 2K scan from a 35mm theatrical print!
** VOODOO BLACK EXORCIST: There's twice the terror and twice the shock when a mummy sentenced to eternal damnation unearths in VOODOO BLACK EXORCIST – restored from original 35mm film elements – available on DVD and Blu-ray May 23 from The Film Detective. The film is presented in widescreen with an aspect ratio of 2.35 and Dolby digital sound. Special features include closed captioning.
** HUNTING GROUNDS: Starring Emmy winner Bill Oberst Jr. The film hits DVD and Blu-ray May 2. DVD and Blu-ray features include making-of and Audio commentary with Writer/Director John Portanova, Producer Matt Medisch, and Director of Photography Jeremy Berg.
** DEIMOSIMINE: A heroin addict undergoes a radical new kind of treatment for her condition; but the drug 'Deimosimine' instead creates for her a world of horror and blood. Is she the victim? The monster? Or both? The film is scheduled for a late 2017 release date on major VOD and retail BluRay/DVD while crowd funding contributors and pre-orders that were taken to help fund the film will be shipping much sooner.
----- April 15, 2017 -----
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** Stephen King's THE MIST TV series: The trailer and poster are here for Spike's new original scripted THE MIST, based on the classic Stephen King novella of the same name.
THE MIST centers around a small town family that is torn apart by a brutal crime. As they deal with the fallout an eerie mist rolls in, suddenly cutting them off from the rest of the world and, in some cases, each other. Family, friends and adversaries become strange bedfellows, battling the mysterious mist and its threats, fighting to maintain morality and sanity as the rules of society break down. From TWC-Dimension Television, THE MIST series stars Morgan Spector, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Danica Curcic, Okezie Morro, Luke Cosgrove, Darren Pettie, Russell Posner, Dan Butler, Isiah Washington, Jr. and Frances Conroy.
** BLACKENSTEIN: On May 30th, Severin Films, in association with Xenon Pictures and Vinegar Syndrome, invites you to experience Mary Shelly's horror classic through a Vietnam-shattered, micro-budget, entrail-smothered lens. After years of lifeless home video presentations, Severin is proud to re-animate this lumbering monster with an immaculate transfer of the rarely seen original theatrical cut AND a new assembly of the home video release version, Frankensteined together from the best existing elements.
Special Features include:
- Theatrical Release Version (78 Mins.) and Video Release Version (87 Mins.)
- Monster Kid: Interview with Writer / Producer Frank R. Saletri's Sister, June Kirk
- Archive News Broadcast On The Murder Of Writer / Producer Frank R. Saletri
- Producers / Directors / Actors Ken Osborne And Robert Dix Remember Writer / Producer Frank R. Saletri
- Bill Created Blackenstein: Interview With Creature Designer Bill Munns
- Theatrical Trailer
(thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** Arrow Video US - May 2017 release schedule: May sees the release of a fantastic slate of cult cinema from Arrow Video, with a healthy mix of giallo, cult crime and gore to keep fans happy.
BRAIN DAMAGE Limited Edition [Blu-ray + DVD] (May 9th)
From Frank Henenlotter, the man behind such cult horror favourites as BASKET CASE and FRANKENHOOKER, comes BRAIN DAMAGE - the ultimate head-trip, now finally on Blu-ray!
Meet Elmer. He's your local, friendly parasite with the ability to induce euphoric hallucinations in his hosts. But these LSD-like trips come with a hefty price tag. When young Brian comes under Elmer's addictive spell, it's not long before he finds himself scouring the city streets in search of his parasite's preferred food source - brains!
THE CLIMBER [Blu-ray + DVD] (May 16th)
After shooting cult favorites FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN and BLOOD FOR DRACULA in Europe, Joe Dallesandro spent much of the seventies making movies on the continent. In France, he worked with auteurs like Louis Malle and Walerian Borowczyk, and in Italy he starred in all manner of genre fare from poliziotteschi to nunsploitation.
THE CLIMBER follows in the tradition of gangster classics such as The Public Enemy and Scarface as it charts the rise and inevitable fall of small-time smuggler Aldo (Dallesandro). Beaten and abandoned by the local gang boss after he tries to skim off some profits for himself, Aldo forms his own group of misfits in order to exact revenge.
EVIL ED Limited Edition [Blu-ray + DVD] (May 30th)
A blood-soaked love letter to the splatter films of the '80s, video rental favorite EVIL ED returns in a brand-new Special EDition featuring an extended cut of the feature and hours of stomach-churning bonus features!
Mild-mannered film technician Edward enjoys his job. That is, until he finds himself transferred from his regular post to the "Splatter and Gore department", where he's forced to edit hours upon hours of grisly video nasty footage. Traumatized by the onscreen violence, Ed starts to lose his grip on reality - with ghastly (and bloody) consequences.
----- April 12, 2017 -----
** WILLARD and BEN Blu-ray/DVD: We are proud to announce the final list of specs/extras on our two rat-infested cult classics WILLARD and BEN, which are both making their long-awaited Blu-ray and DVD debuts on May 16th.
• NEW 4K scan of the original camera negative (DTS Master Mono)
• NEW audio commentary with actor Bruce Davison
• NEW interview with actor Bruce Davison
• Original Theatrical Trailer
• Original TV Spot
• Original Radio Spots
• Still Gallery
• NEW HD transfer of the best surviving archive print (DTS Master Mono)
• NEW audio commentary with actor Lee Montgomery
• NEW interview with actor Lee Montgomery
• Original Theatrical Trailers
• Original TV Spots
• BEN/WILLARD Double Feature Trailer and TV spot
• Original Radio Spot
• Still Gallery
** Netflix THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE: According to Deadline web site, Netflix is teaming up with acclaimed genre director Mike Flanagan (OCULUS), Steven Spielberg's Amblin TV and Paramount TV to make a series based on Shirley Jackson's classic 1959 novel THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE. The streaming giant has given a direct-to-series order for the untitled Haunting series, which will consist of 10 episodes.
----- April 11, 2017 -----
** SHARKNADO 5: The upcoming sequel premiere hits the cable network on Sunday, August 6 at 8 pm, where we'll see the return of Ian Ziering and Tara Reid as Fin Shepard and April Wexler, battling a tornado full of sharks once again. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** DARK WATERS: Severin Films is releasing the Mariano Baino film on Blu-ray on April 11th! Experience the modern Nunsploitation masterpiece from co-writer/director Mariano Baino as you've never seen or heard it before: When a young Englishwoman attempts to discover her mysterious connection to a remote island convent, she will unlock an unholy communion of torment, blasphemy and graphic demonic depravity. Louise Salter (INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE) stars in this "stunning and horrifying debut" (Digitally Obsessed) – filmed on location along the grim Ukraine coast – now transferred in HD from the original 35mm negative and featuring over 4 hours of startling Special Features.
** S&M LES SADIQUES: The Jess Franco homage stars Sandra Bourdonnec as Sandra, a Sadean dominant figure who manipulates teenage runaway Marie (Nadine Pape) into commiting an atrocious act of violence to prove her fidelity. Kevin Kopacka co-stars as Corrado, a naive musician whose chance intrusion tips the already twisted relationship between the two women further off balance. Veteran New German Wave actor Harry Baer makes a cameo as uncle Franz. Set in wintry Berlin and partially scored with Daniel White cues familiar from 1970's and 1980's Eurociné and Jess Franco films.
** THE MUMMY: Here's another new poster for the upcoming film.
----- April 7, 2017 -----
** WOLVES AT THE DOOR: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release the film on Digital HD on April 18th. The film stars Elizabeth Henstridge, Katie Cassidy and Jane Kaczmarek in a fictionalized riff on the horrific Tate/Labianca murders at the bloody hands of Charles Manson's minions at the finale of the 1960s. Four friends gather at an elegant home during the Summer of Love, 1969. Unbeknownst to them, deadly visitors are waiting outside. What begins as a simple farewell party turns to a night of primal terror as the intruders stalk and torment the four, who struggle for their lives against what appears to be a senseless attack.
** POOL PARTY MASSACRE: Blair Winthorpe and her friends don't know it yet, but they are about to have the WORST POOL PARTY EVER!
----- April 6, 2017 -----
** GET OUT: The film is set to arrive on Digital HD on May 9, 2017 and on Blu-ray and DVD combo pack and On Demand on May 23, 2017 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), a young African-American man, and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), a young white woman, have been dating for several months, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate at her family's upstate home with parents Missy (Catherine Keener) and Dean (Bradley Whitford). At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.
** THE PURGE TV series: Blumhouse Television is developing THE PURGE TV series with Universal Cable Productions and franchise creator James DeMonaco, with the series set to air on both USA and S
Regarding the announcement, Jason Blum said: "Over the past few years, we have been working to build Blumhouse Television into an independent studio so we can have the autonomy to work with the best storytellers and give them freedom to create the best dark genre programming. It is a dream that day is here. Julian and his team at ITV are remarkable partners and we can't wait to kick things off with THE PURGE and Secure and Hold. We are excited that with the launch of this new studio, we are expanding our partnership with NBCUniversal by growing THE PURGE franchise into a television series and are grateful for their incredible support of Blumhouse overall." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** THE BLACK ROOM: Check out the trailer for the upcoming film starring Natasha Henstridge, Lin Shaye, Lukas Hassel, Augie Duke and a great supporting cast of genre favorites including James Duval, Dominique Swain and Tiffany Shepis.
Paul and Jennifer Hemdale have just moved into their dream house. But their happy marriage is about to be put to the test as they slowly discover the secret behind the black room in the cellar. Something else is already living in their new home and it is growing stronger every day. THE BLACK ROOM will be opening in theaters on April 28th and will hit VOD May 9th via Cleopatra Entertainment.
----- April 5, 2017 -----
** Bong Joon-Ho's PARASITE: South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-Ho (THE HOST) returns this year with the Netflix original film OKJA, but it looks like he's already developing his next project. AsianWiki (via The Playlist web site) reports that Bong's go to actor Song-Kang Ho will re-team with him on the feature PARASITE. All that's been revealed about the project is that it will 'revolve around a family going through a disturbance'. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** MY FAVORITE THING IS MONSTERS: Sony Pictures has won the rights to the graphic novel. Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late '60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography. Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, while the interconnected stories of those around her unfold. When Karen's investigation takes us back to Anka's life in Nazi Germany, the reader discovers how the personal, the political, the past, and the present converge.
** ANTISOCIAL 2: Years after having her newborn child stolen from her, Sam (Michelle Mylett) searches the world infested with infected users from the Social Redroom website. After befriending a young girl named Bean, Sam is captured and locked in a facility dedicated to finding a cure for the Redroom Virus. Trapped and tortured, Sam tries to escape the facility before an impending update on the Redroom site hits 100% and unleashes its final phase of attack.
** VOICE FROM THE STONE: Set in 1950s Tuscany, Voice from the Stone is the haunting and suspenseful story of Verena, a solemn nurse drawn to aid a young boy who has fallen silent since the sudden passing of his mother.
----- April 4, 2017 -----
** THE MUMMY: Here's the new trailer for the upcoming reboot/remake.
** ANNABELLE CREATION: Here's the brand new trailer! Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle.
** PHOENIX FORGOTTEN: 20 years after three teenagers disappeared in the wake of mysterious lights appearing above Phoenix, Arizona, unseen footage from that night has been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition.
----- April 3rd, 2017 -----
** THE MUMMY: Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension. THE MUMMY opens in theaters June 9.
** ANNABELLE CREATION: The upcoming film tells the tale of a dollmaker and his wife who, several years after the tragic death of their little girl, welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home. Very soon, however, they become the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle.
** THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE: The film makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut as a Walmart exclusive on May 2nd, 2017, from Scream Factory, in conjunction with IFC Midnight. The Blu-ray + DVD Combo will be then available everywhere June 27th, 2017.
It's just another night at the morgue for a father (Brian Cox) and son (Emile Hirsch) team of coroners, until an unidentified, highly unusual corpse arrives. Discovered buried in the basement of the home of a brutally murdered family, the young Jane Doe — eerily well-preserved and with no visible signs of trauma — is shrouded in mystery. As they work into the night to piece together the cause of her death, the two men begin to uncover the disturbing secrets of her life. Soon, a series of terrifying events make it clear: this Jane Doe may not be dead. The latest from TROLL HUNTER director André Øvredal. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)