** THE HOLE IN THE GROUND: Sarah (Seána Kerslake) moves her precocious son, Chris (James Quinn Markey), to a secluded new home in a rural town, trying to ease his apprehensions as they hope for a fresh start after a difficult past. But after a startling encounter with a mysterious new neighbour, Sarah's nerves are set on edge. Chris disappears in the night into the forest behind their house, and Sarah discovers an ominous, gaping sinkhole while searching for him. Though he returns, some disturbing behavioural changes emerge, and Sarah begins to worry that the boy who came back is not her son.
** Z-GOAT: The upcoming film is set to be an unabashed love-letter to old school genre efforts with practical effects and a killer monster costume.
** US: Universal Pictures will now open Jordan Peele's horror film a week later, March 22nd. The announcement comes in the wake of the film scoring its world Premiere at SXSW in the opening night slot of March 8th. Set in present day along the iconic Northern California coastline, Lupita Nyong'o plays a woman returning to her beachside childhood home with her family for an idyllic summer getaway. Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, her paranoia elevates to high-alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
----- January 7, 2019 -----
** OVERLORD: The film lands on Digital February 5, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD February 19, 2019 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Bonus features on 4K Ultra HD combo, Blu-ray combo & Digital:
The Horrors of War
- Death Above
- Death Below
- Death No More
- Brothers in Arms
The OVERLORD DVD includes the feature film in standard definition
** LORDS OF CHAOS: Here's a second tesser trailer. The film tells the true story about a group of young men from the band Mayhem who forged the rise of this upcoming musical genre that embraced violence, Satanism, and more – but things don't go as planned and soon tragic events take place.
----- January 4, 2019 -----
** JACOB'S LADDER remake: LD Entertainment has reportedly pulled the remake from their schedule. Originally slated for a February 1st release, no publicity material from the project, including stills or trailers, have been released which makes the delay not unexpected.
David M. Rosenthal directs the film which was shot back in 2016 and stars Michael Ealy, Guy Burnet, Karla Souza and Nicole Beharie in what's dubbed a "modern-day paranoid action thriller about two brothers". That's a very different description to Adrian Lyne's original 1990 film about a haunted Vietnam War veteran who attempts to discover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation and hallucinations. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** THE PRODIGY: What's wrong with Miles? From the producer of EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE comes a new vision of unimaginable horror. Watch the full trailer for THE PRODIGY, starring Taylor Schilling and Jackson Robert Scott, in theaters February 8.
** LORDS OF CHAOS: A teenager's quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the 1980s results in a very violent outcome. LORDS OF CHAOS tells the true story of True Norwegian Black Metal and its most notorious practitioners -- a group of young men with a flair for publicity, church-burning, and murder: MAYHEM. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
----- January 3rd, 2019 -----
** A QUIET PLACE sequel: Co-writer, director, and star John Krasinski talked about the upcoming sequel in an interview with The Playlist web site. Surprisingly it won't be dealing with anyone from the Abbot family this time around, and instead look at how the larger world has been impacted by these creatures that hunt using sound.
"The beauty of it is that it's the expansion of a world," said Krasinksi. "Most sequels are about the return of a villain or a hero, and you have to build a totally new story around your favorite hero or favorite villain. [With this sequel], we actually have the world to deal with. The world is actually the star of the movie. So, this set of circumstances – how the rest of the world is dealing with this apocalyptic tragedy – is the fun of it then. That's what drew me back."
"So here I am now writing it and we'll see if I end up directing it," Krasinski teased. "But it's an entertaining idea because I think for me, the cool part about this is, that it doesn't feel like a sequel." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** THE DRONE: A serial killer transfers his consciousness into a consumer drone right before he is killed, then flies off to terrorize newlyweds Rachel and Chris. The couple must fight to stop the insidious device before it destroys them both.
** KINGDOM: Directed by Kim Seung-Hun from a screenplay written by Kim Eun-Hee which was based on her webcomic series Land of the Gods. All episodes of season one will be available for streaming on January 25 on Netflix. The second season of the series is scheduled to begin its production in February 2019. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** THE PRODIGY: Orion Pictures has released a new poster for their upcoming supernatural horror movie. The film follows Sarah, a mother whose young son Miles' disturbing behavior signals that an evil, possibly supernatural force has overtaken him. Fearing for her family's safety, Sarah must grapple with her maternal instinct to love and protect Miles in favor of investigating what – or who – is causing his dark turn. She is forced to look for answers in the past, taking the audience on a wild ride; one where the line between perception and reality remains blurry. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
----- January 2nd, 2019 -----
** STRANGER THINGS Season 3: Here's a poster and new teaser for the upcoming season. Titles for the new episodes include: "Suzie, Do You Copy?, "The Mall Rats," "The Case of the Missing Lifeguard," "The Sauna Test," "The Source," "The Birthday," "The Bite" and "The Battle of Starcourt."
** HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U: Here's the second trailer for the upcoming sequel.
** ZOMBIELAND sequel: Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd have joined the cast of the sequel as fictional versions of themselves. Murray appeared in the first film as himself, the actor convincingly dresses as a zombie so he can blend in and still go out and do what he wants without being bothered. Ultimately he gets shot and so now may be returning as an actual zombie this time out.
** PET SEMETARY remake: Here's a new photo for the upcoming remake.
** Jordan Peel's US: Here's another new photo from the upcoming film.