Tokyo January 18 2018: Tagruato has begun development on a revolutionary new energy technology in what Ceo Garo Yoshida called a technological great leap forward for our planet. This renewable technology will take at least 4 years to complete along with another six years International regulatory bodies to bring the powerful revolutionary energy source by April 18 2028
** Simon Pegg and Nick Frost' TRUTH SEEKERS: According to Variety, British comedy team Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are set to return to television with the paranormal series TRUTH SEEKERS. To be made through the pair's new production company Stolen Picture, TRUTH SEEKERS will be a half-hour comedy-horror series about a three-man paranormal investigation team, with each episode focusing on a different paranormal incident in a "monster-of-the-week" format.
"Each episode is going to be an adventure, a potential haunting or something," Pegg says. "It'll start as a very parochial idea, a very small business venture for these people, but it will expand as the series goes on to be something far more global. It's a language everyone understands, the mystery of the unknown. SHAUN OF THE DEAD was a very parochial story set in North London and somehow it managed to get this global reach because everyone understands the language of zombie movies." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** SAW comes to DEAD BY DAYLIGHT: Do you want to play a game?
** ASH VS EVIL DEAD Season 3: Starz has released the full trailer along with the brand new poster for the horror-comedy series. The season premiere of the series on Sunday, February 25 at 9PM.
ASH VS EVIL DEAD Season 3 finds Ash, having gone from murderous urban legend to humanity-saving hometown hero, discovering that he has a long lost daughter who's been entrusted in his care. When Kelly witnesses a televised massacre with Ruby's fingerprints all over it, she returns with a new friend to warn Ash and Pablo that evil isn't done with them yet. But evil will learn to never get in between a papa bear and his cub. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
----- January 17, 2018 -----
** JIGSAW sequel: Last year's JIGSAW, the eighth film in the SAW franchise, proved a hit pulling in over $103 million worldwide from a $10 million budget. While it's the second lowest grosser of the series, it's still a hit and so it comes as little shock that Twisted Pictures is reportedly considering a ninth film in the series. JIGSAW is currently slated to hit digital download on February 19th and other home media formats on the 26th.
** First Albanian horror film BLOODLANDS: Here's the official teaser trailer for the Albanian horror film, BLOODLANDS. From the writer/director of the Australian revenge-thriller, THE HORSEMAN.
** CURSE OF THE WITCH'S DOLL: Adeline Gray's attempt to escape bombing in her home town leads her to a derelict, creepy manor in the woods. When Adeline's young daughter goes missing during a game of hide-and-seek, a series of inexplicable events lead her to believe a haunted doll holds a vengeful soul; the soul of a murdered Witch. As Adeline's desperate search for her daughter continues, it soon becomes clear; to have any hope of being reunited, she must defeat the curse of The Witch's Doll. Helen Crevel, Michelle Archer, Claire Carreno star in a Lawrence Fowler film CURSE OF THE WITCH'S DOLL on VOD 2/6, DVD 3/6 and SVOD on 6/5.
----- January 16, 2018 -----
** Pascal (MARTYRS) Laugier's GHOSTLAND: Following her aunt's death, Colleen and her two daughters the eldest, Beth, totally locked-in and shy, finds comfort in the stories she invents in the books she writes, and Vera, way more open and self-confident, inherit her house. However, during their first night in this new home, murderers break-in, pushing Colleen to fight to save her daughters' lives. During this highly traumatic night, the girls' disparate personalities diverge even further. "Sixteen years later, Beth becomes a famous horror author with a perfect family and life in Chicago, while Vera can't cope, and loses her mind faced to an unshakable sense of paranoia. Daughters and mother finally reunite at the house where Colleen and Vera still live. It is only then that strange events begin to take place
** GHOST STORIES: Phillip Goodman, professor of psychology, arch-skeptic, the one-man 'belief buster' has his rationality tested to the hilt when he receives a letter apparently from beyond the grave. His mentor Charles Cameron, the 'original' TV parapsychologist went missing fifteen years before, presumed dead and yet now he writes to Goodman saying that the pair must meet. Cameron, it seems, is still very much alive. And he needs Goodman to find a rational explanation for three stories that have shaken Cameron to his core. As Goodman investigates, he meets three haunted people, each with a tale more frightening, uncanny and inexplicable than the last.
----- January 15, 2018 -----
** HALLOWEEN: Blumhouse Productions has announced that production has officially begun on the upcoming reboot, remake, sequel. Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. Curtis has previously appeared in four films in the series but the new film is ignoring all bar the original. The Shape to return on October 19, 2018.
** SUMMER OF '84: From the directors of TURBO KID. The perfect time to be 15 years old and free. But when neighborhood conspiracy theorist Davey Armstrong begins to suspect his police officer neighbor might be the serial killer all over the local news, he and his three best friends begin an investigation that soon turns dangerous.
** VICTOR CROWLEY: The HATCHET franchise returns with the full-length trailer for VICTOR CROWLEY, the fourth film in the horror franchise. Director Adam Green helms the film set a decade after the events of the other movies in the franchise. A group of survivors from a plane crash must escape the newly resurrected Crowley.
** STAN AGAINST EVIL Season 3: IFC has announced that horror-comedy series STAN AGAINST EVIL has been picked up for a third season slated to air in the fall of 2018. Created by Dana Gould and starring John C. McGinley and Janet Varney, STAN AGAINST EVIL has grown its dedicated fan base since originally debuting in 2016, with The New York Times calling it a "gruesome, deadpan delight."
STAN AGAINST EVIL Season 2 concluded in November 2017 with Stan Miller (McGinley) and Sheriff Evie Barret (Varney) accidentally opening a portal into the past, allowing the 17th century demons to create new mayhem in their quaint town of Willard's Mill. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
----- January 11, 2018 -----
** INSIDIOUS crossover with SINISTER: Both film series belong to Blumhouse Productions and whilst out doing an interview to promote INSIDIOUS THE LAST KEY, the fourth film in that particular series, producer Jason Blum was asked about a potential crossover.
Surprisingly he revealed the idea was something that had already been under consideration and could still happen. He tells CinePop: "I hope so. I want to. We almost did INSIDIOUS and SINISTER and I still feel like we might do that so, I think so. I think we're going to cross our worlds at some point. I don't know how yet but we're gonna try." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** HELLRAISER JUDGMENT: The dreaded Pinhead returns in the next terrifying chapter of the classic Hellraiser series. Three detectives trying to stop a diabolical serial killer are sucked into a maze of otherworldly horror, where hellish denizens including the Auditor, the Assessor, and the Jury await to pass judgment. HELLRAISER JUDGMENT Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.
** SULPHUR FOR LEVIATHAN: The newest blending of arthouse and horror from experimental filmmaker James Quinn. The film revolves around a nun, who suddenly finds herself progressively fantasizing about things that shouldn't be in her head, increasingly having to face her own doings of blasphemy, all leading up to something demonically dark and sinister. Portrayed in a surreal manner both in color and black and white, with a heavy focus on elegant cinematography, the film tells a satanic tale of unfulfilled desires, lust, blasphemy and existential dread, packed in a controversial and disturbing, but calm and poetic experience that is heavily inspired by Andrei Tarkovsky, with a touch of satanism.
** DAY OF THE DEAD BLOODLINE: The film arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital February 6 from Lionsgate. Fear goes viral in this terrifying retelling of George A. Romero's zombie horror classic. Five years after an epidemic nearly wiped out the world's population, Dr. Zoe Parker lives in an underground bunker among a small group of military personnel and survivalists, working on a cure while fighting armies of the undead. When a dangerous patient from Zoe's past infiltrates the bunker, he just might hold the key to saving humanity . . . or ending it.
** THE SANDMAN: The film comes to DVD on March 6 from Lionsgate. Madison is a little girl with the unfortunate ability to bring her nightmares to life. As death follows her close ones she realizes the Sandman in her nightmares is the real killer. Starring Haylie Duff and Tobin Bell, they must help Madison fight the monster to end the killings for good.
----- January 8, 2018 -----
** THE STRANGERS PREY AT NIGHT: A road trip to visit relatives takes a dangerous turn when a family arrives at a secluded mobile home park that's mysteriously deserted -- until three masked psychopaths show up. The film is set to debut March 9, 2018, almost ten years after the release of the original film.
** WINCHESTER: Helen Mirren stars as Sarah Winchester, a widow and heiress who built an epic, unending mansion featuring dead-ends and staircases to nowhere that she believes has become haunted by spectres who have a score to settle with the family who built their fortune on blood. The film opens on February 2nd.
** INSIDIOUS THE LAST KEY: The film opened in second place in North America box office with an estimated $29.3 million from 3,116 theaters, an average of $9,392 per theater. With this weekend's opening, the nearly seven-year-old franchise has grossed more than $400 million worldwide, with INSIDIOUS THE LAST KEY actually outperforming the opening weekend of the previous film, INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 3 ($22.6 million). INSIDIOUS THE LAST KEY also began its international release with $20.1 million from more than 5,700 screens in 33 markets. Made for just $10 million, INSIDIOUS THE LAST KEY received a B- CinemaScore from audiences. Directed by Adam Robitel, the film stars Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Josh Stewart, Caitlin Gerard, Kirk Acevedo, Javier Botet, Bruce Davison, Spencer Locke, Tessa Ferrer, Ava Kolker, and Marcus Henderson. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** BAD APPLES: It's Halloween night, and two "bad apples" decide to play some wicked tricks on the one house in a suburban cul-de-sac that is not celebrating Halloween. They terrorize a young couple in their home and these tricks become increasingly more sinister as the night progresses, finally ending in a Halloween the entire neighborhood will never forget. Brea Grant, Graham Skipper, Andrea Collins and Danielle Reverman star in a Bryan Coyne film, out 2/6 on VOD.
----- January 5, 2018 -----
** HALLOWEEN reboot remake sequel: Omega Underground reports that a new casting call sent out for the upcoming HALLOWEEN has confirmed a start of filming in mid-January. Said casting call seeks extras of both genders and all ethnicities to play high school students. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** TRUTH OR DARE: A college student is haunted by a supernatural presence after being tricked into playing a game of 'Truth or Dare'. Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions have released the first trailer and poster for the upcoming horror film that arrives in theaters April 27, 2018.
** Scream Factory update: This April we have a horrifying handful of obscure hidden gems to bring to the Blu-ray format for the first time ever! Our colorful assortment includes:
CRUCIBLE OF HORROR (1971) - This horrifying film tells the story of Edith (Yvonne Mitchell), a terrorized wife, who, along with her daughter, plots to kill her husband, Walter (Michael Gough), to end his abusive treatment of them. They poison him and make his death look like a suicide. But they didn't count on one thing: Walter isn't ready to die...
Street Date: April 10th
DAUGHTERS OF SATAN (1972) - Be careful what you witch for with this spellbinding thriller that delves into the realms of ancient covens and the conquistadors who loathe them. Tom Selleck (Magnum P.I.) delivers a commanding performance as James Robertson, an antique dealer living in Manila. James buys a Spanish painting dating back to 1592 from an art gallery ... because the painting depicts three witches being burned at the stake and one of the witches has an uncanny resemblance to James' wife, Chris. But the similarity turns out to be much more than a coincidence when Chris becomes possessed by the spirit of her evil doppelganger. She soon meets two local women who resemble the other two witches from the painting. The three decide to murder James, as he may be a descendant of the conquistador responsible for the burning of the original coven.
Street Date: April 24th
SUPERBEAST (1972) - Dr. Alix Pardee (Antoinette Bower) travels to the Philippines when she hears some people have been attacked by a humanoid creature. Once there, she finds that these beasts are the product of Dr. Bill Fleming (Craig Littler). Fleming is trying to cure criminals by genetically engineering their brains. These experiments are creating half-man, half-beasts. In a nod to The Most Dangerous Game, the beast are set loose and hunted by the doctor's evil benefactor.
Street Date: April 10th
FULL MOON HIGH (1981) - The problem of a typical high-school teenager takes on monstrous proportions in this comical send up of horror movies from legendary cult filmmaker Larry Cohen. The most important thing to quarterback Tony Walker (Adam Arkin, Halloween H20) is to win the big game against archrival Simpson High. But this plan soon changes when his ultra-right-wing dad (Ed McMahon) drags him along on a spy mission for the CIA. In Romania, Tony is bitten by a werewolf and that's when things really start to get hairy! Now, whenever there's a full moon, he transforms into a growling beast that hungrily chases down beautiful girls. Cursed to live forever as a teenager with uncontrollable urges, Tony realizes he must find a way to the end this cycle of animalistic excess.
Street Date: April 10th
----- January 3rd, 2018 -----
** CLOVERFIELD multiverse film dated: The third in the series, has gotten yet another new release date. Paramount Pictures has confirmed that the film has moved from February 2, 2018 to April 20, 2018.
The film, known earlier as GOD PARTICLE is said to revolve around an American space station that, after an accident with a particle accelerator, suddenly finds that Earth has vanished altogether. Things get stranger when they then pick up traces of another space station nearby. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** SLENDER MAN: The urban legend gets the feature film treatment. In theaters May 18, 2018.