** THE SCORPIONS WITH TWO TAILS: Coming to Blu-ray in early 2022 from Full Moon Features is Sergio Martino's THE SCORPIONS WITH TWO TAILS.
** RUN RABBIT RUN: According to the Deadline web site, SUCCESSION star Sarah Snook has been tapped for the leading role in the forthcoming horror-thriller film RUN RABBIT RUN. Snook is officially replacing Emmy and Golden Globe winner Elisabeth Moss, who was previously attached to the project since last year. In addition, STX is also no longer handling the film's global distribution, after acquiring the film over a year ago. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** 2LDK: 2LDK is coming from Unearthed Films on April 19, 2022 on Blu-ray (for the 1st time anywhere!) and also on DVD! Two ambitious actresses, who share an apartment, learn they have been short-listed for the same part and that they have to wait for one more night to see who wins the part. As they bicker throughout the night, their competitiveness and hidden grudges turn their apartment into a battlefield.
** AMITYVILLE IN THE HOOD: Here's the trailer for the upcoming film.
----- December 6, 2021 -----
** TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: Here's the trailer for the upcoming remake/reboot/sequel coming to Netflix on February 18th, 2022. In the film, the story begins many years later in a time where no one ever saw or heard about Leatherface again.
Mark Burnham takes on the role of the chainsaw-wielding killer, while Olwen Fouere will play an older version of Sally Hardesty – the 'final girl' character which Marilyn Burns played in Tobe Hooper's original.
** SCREAM: Here's some characters posters for the upcoming sequel.
** STUDIO 666: Foo Fighters meets THE EVIL DEAD in this upcoming horror film.
** TARANTULAS THE DEADLY CARGOS: Coming Soon on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics from a brand new 2K master.
----- December 3rd, 2021 -----
** HALLOWEEN KILLS Extended Cut: The upcoming 4K UHD edition will feature an extended cut and alternate ending.
** CENSOR: Last minute addition to the upcoming limited edition Blu-ray from Second Sight Films. We have now been able to add Prano Bailey-Bond's early short NASTY to this two disc edition coming January 31st.
** STAGEFRIGHT: STAGEFRIGHT is unleashed in a new 4K restoration from Shameless Films on December 27th.
** NOPE: Following the confirmation of Oscar-nominated cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema's involvement, Variety brings word that production on Jordan Peele's highly-anticipated horror-thriller film titled NOPE has finally been completed. The film is currently slated to arrive in theaters on July 22, 2022. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** AT THE MOUNTAIN OF MADNESS: Every filmmaker has a dream project that seems to stall in development for long periods. For Guillermo del Toro, that has been his long-gestating adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's famed novella AT THE MOUNTAIN OF MADNESS.
For more than a decade the Oscar-winning filmmaker struggled to get the Antarctica-set project going, at one point coming incredibly close with Tom Cruise to star and James Cameron to produce.
That version however was budgeted at $150 million and would have carried an R-rating, too much of a risk at the time, especially in the wake of the for Universal Pictures who balked and scrapped it. Del Toro has, in the years since, said his commitment to making the movie will remain as long as he's alive.
Things have changed since the last attempt. For starters, del Toro won Best Picture and Best Director at the Oscars for THE SHAPE OF WATER. Then there has been an explosion of outlets willing to spend big for more auteur-driven content and caring little about either ratings or mass appeal. Finally, filmmaking technology has improved with things like THE MANDOLORIAN style ScreenCast tech allowing for blockbuster visions to be achieved at lower budgets.
During an appearance on The Kingcast, the filmmaker revealed he hasn't given up hope for AT THE MOUNTAIN OF MADNESS yet and even pitched Netflix on the project. However, he says the script needs work now that he feels like he doesn't have to make 'blockbuster' compromises like he used to:
"The thing with Mountains is the screenplay I co-wrote fifteen years ago is not the screenplay I would do now, so I need to do a rewrite. Not only to scale it down somehow but because back then I was trying to bridge the scale of it with elements that would make it go through the studio machinery.
I can go to a far more esoteric, weirder, smaller version of it. You know, where I can go back to some of the scenes that were left out. Some of the big set pieces I designed, for example, I have no appetite for. Like, I've already done this or that giant set piece. I feel like going into a weirder direction."
The original novel is noted not just for its effective otherworldliness, but also its ending and Del Toro plans very much to follow through on that: "I know the ending we have is one the most intriguing, weird, unsettling endings, for me. There's about four horror set pieces that I love in the original script. So, you know, it would be my hope. I certainly get a phone call every six months from Don Murphy going 'Are we doing this or what? Are you doing this next or what?' and I say 'I have to take the time to rewrite it.'"
He also indicates that should it be revived, he likely won't bring back Tom Cruise and says: "If I can, I would go for mostly unknowns and make the journey the star." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
----- December 2nd, 2021 -----
** WYRMWOOD APOCALYPSE: A post-apocalyptic zombie film that follows soldier Rhys who lives in a zombie-infested Australian wasteland. Rhys is on an arc of redemption as he turns against his evil bosses and joins forces with a group of rebel survivors to help rescue a girl who holds the cure to the virus.
** Peter Jackson films in 4K: In a recent interview about his new Beatles Documentary GET BACK, Peter Jackson revealed that new restorations of his gonzo early horror movies were on the way. Here's what he said:
"We are doing a remastering and whole digital 4K thing and it looks great. But we've been trying to do all that in between Beatles stuff, and that's been put on a shelf for a while. But, hopefully, within another year or so they'll come out remastered."
This process has been in the works for many years. Back in 2018, Jackson said the following in a Hollywood Reporter interview.
"I've done some tests on BRAINDEAD, where we took the 16mm negative and put it through our restoration pipeline — and shit, it looks fantastic! I'm pretty keen to actually just get them back out there again. That's sort of my plan for now: to do a nice little box set — the early years! The naughty years!"
"I've always had video diaries being shot. So I've got about an hour or two of us shooting BAD TASTE, seven or eight hours of us shooting MEET THE FEEBLES, 50 to 60 hours of us filming BRAINDEAD, and at least 70 hours of us doing HEAVENLY CREATURES. And it's not just people talking to camera. It's actually a guy on the set filming us making the film. So there's some pretty interesting stuff there and none of it has ever been out." (thanks to QuietEarth.us)
** WOLF: Believing he is a wolf trapped in a human body, Jacob eats, sleeps, and lives like a wolf – much to the shock of his family. When he's sent to a clinic, Jacob and his animal-bound peers are forced to undergo increasingly extreme forms of 'curative' therapies. However, once he meets the mysterious Wildcat, and as their friendship blossoms into an undeniable infatuation, Jacob is faced with a challenge: will he renounce his true self for love.
** WEREWOLVES WITHIN: The film is getting a limited edition VHS release from Broke Horror Fan. The tape will go on sale next Tuesday, December 7 at 12:00 p.m. ET via Witter Entertainment.
----- December 1st, 2021 -----
** MALIGNANT sequel: A few months back came MALIGNANT, a film which on the surface appeared to be James Wan returning to his supernatural horror thriller roots. Now comes the news that conversations are underway in regards to a MALIGNANT sequel, with actress Annabelle Wallis being asked by Screen Rant if she had been a part of any conversations about a possible follow-up. She says:
"We have. There's plenty of ideas swirling around. We were very, very flattered by the reception and I think taken aback by the reception. So yeah, there's lots of conversations happening."
Whether Wan will be involved is not clear. The Aussie filmmaker is currently filming AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM and has various other projects on the boil. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** TRAIN TO BUSAN: Out talking up his just released HELLBOUND series on Netflix, filmmaker Yeon Sang-ho touched upon the other creation that he's most famous for – the 2016 zombie action feature TRAIN TO BUSAN.
Outside of PRASITE and SQUID GAME, TRAIN TO BUSAN and its 2020 sequel PENINSULA have been the biggest Korean film/TV hits on a global scale in recent years. Yeon also created an animated prequel film (SEOUL STATION). Speaking with Variety, he was asked if he has any plans for a third installment in the TRAIN TO BUSAN film series and responded:
"Personally, I do have some ideas in terms of further development of what happens after PENINSULA. But as for whether I will create that into a film, it's something that I do want to do. However, because there are a lot of productions that I'm working on currently, I'm thinking that I have to sort of organize the ideas and work on what I have to work on. Up until now I have been someone who's been an individual creator. But these days I'm thinking that maybe I need to come up with a system in order to really bring all of my creative visions to life."
He was also asked about the possibility of a TV adaptation of film, or one set within the film's universe. From the sounds of it, he's not interested:
"There are a lot of ideas I've been tossing around but I personally think that for TRAIN TO BUSAN, I would like to continue that as a film series. In Korea, the circumstances are not very favorable to create a series in the Korean language with visuals that are comparable to TRAIN TO BUSAN the film and also, you know, I have to work with … the distributor that we started on the original film as well. So I think taking into consideration all of those conditions, a film series would be the most feasible." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** ANTICHRIST: Coming February 8th from Kino Lorber Studio Classics. Brand new 4K restoration by StudioCanal, Raising Hell featurette with Director/Co-Writer Alberto De Martino and Composer Ennio Morricone, new audio commentary by Author/Film Historian Lee Gambin and Film Critic Sally Christie and more.
** SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE remake: Get those pj's ready because you're invited to an all-new SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE coming to Blu-ray and DVD on February 1st. Written by Suzanne Keilly and directed by Danishka Esterhazy (THE BANANA SPLITS MOVIE). Extras included will be an audio commentary with director Danishka Esterhazy, alternate ending and the trailer.
----- November 30, 2021 -----
** THE HOWLING 4K UHD: THE HOWLING will be giving you a piece of it's mind on 4K UHD and Blu-ray on 2/15/22. Featuring a new 4K restoration by Studio Canal, approved by director Joe Dante and tons of extras.
** ALLIGATOR 4K UHD: Coming to 4K UHD in February from Scream Factory.
** ALLIGATOR II THE MUTATION: Coming to Blu-ray in February from Scream Factory.
** CHUCKY series: SYFY and USA Network's hit series CHUCKY has been renewed for a second season after reaching 9.5 million viewers in its first season across all platforms. The Season 1 finale will air Tuesday, November 30 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on USA and SYFY. The first season will be available to stream on Peacock beginning December 1. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** Vinegar Syndrome update: Coming to Blu-ray in 2022 from Vinegar Syndrome are THRILLER A CRUEL PICTURE in 4K UHD, DEAD HEAT (1988) in 4K UHD, HARD ROCK ZOMBIES and MASTER OF THE WORLD (1983).
----- November 29, 2021 -----
** Dario Argento's PHENOMENA 4K UHD: Three edition will be release by Arrow Video. From master of horror Dario Argento comes PHENOMENA – one of his most eccentric and unique thrillers, featuring telepathic insects, maggots galore, and even a razor-wielding chimp!
** DON'T GO IN THE HOUSE: Coming to Blu-ray on February 7th from Arrow Video. A legendary title from the Video Nasties era, Joseph Ellison's relentlessly bleak and disturbing DON'T GO IN THE HOUSE has lost none of its power to shock in the decades since it was first censored by the BBFC and seized by UK authorities.
** DEADLY GAMES: Coming to Blu-ray from Arrow Video. Steve Railsback is at his sinister best as a troubled Vietnam Vet in 1982's DEADLY GAMES - a tale of madness, murder and adultery from writer/director Scott Mansfied.
** NOPE: It has been revealed that celebrated and Oscar-nominated cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema (INTERSTELLAR, TENET) will shoot director Jordan Peele's next film NOPE. Specifics of the new film are under wraps but it is expected to be another social thriller along GET OUT and US lines. NOPE will open in cinemas on July 22nd 2022. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
----- November 25, 2021 -----
** DEAD ALIVE 4K: Peter Jackson on the DEAD ALIVE and early films restorations: "We've been held up a bit by doing this Beatles film, but we are trying to remaster all those early films… So we are doing a remastering and whole digital 4K thing and it looks great. But we've been trying to do all that in between Beatles stuff, and that's been put on a shelf for a while. But, hopefully, within another year or so they'll come out remastered."
** Hammer Films: Iconic British horror production company Hammer Films has closed a deal with UK-based Network Distributing. Hammer Studios will also invest substantially both in restoration and new production development from both owned and newly created IP.
Together the pair will form Hammer Studios Ltd., a new entity to manage and control Hammer's vast library of content ranging from iconic classics like THE QUATERMASS EXPERIEMENT and the Lee-Cushing DRACULA movies, to more recent titles like THE WOMAN IN BLACK, LET ME IN and THE LODGE. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** HOTEL FEAR: Coming to Blu-ray in 2022 from Mondo Macabro. The sleazy late 70s giallo HOTEL FEAR aka PENSIONE PAURA. New restoration taken from the original negative. All other specs TBA next year. This will possibly go on sale in February, along with as many as three other new un-announced titles! Stay tuned for more info soon."
** DRACULA: Chloé Zhao has taken to Instagram to tease her upcoming take on Dracula, showcasing a vampire that seems to be riding a horse. In a recent post on the social media platform, Zhao revealed a photo of what looks to be a creature very similar to the original Nosferatu wearing a cap with a feather in it and holding onto what looks to be reins. Given the little that we know about Zhao's film, it seems safe to assume the creature is riding a horse. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
----- November 23, 2021 -----
** CENSOR: A two discs limited edition Blu-ray will be released January 31st. It will include over 4 hours of new exclusive bonus content, 3 exclusive commentaries, an archive feature, 112 page book & art cards!
** NIGHT OF THE DEMON: Coming to Blu-ray from Severin. Now scanned in 2K from the recently discovered 35mm answer print with over 5 and a half hours of special features on two discs.
** THE ZODIAC KILLER: Coming to Blu-ray on 3/14 from 101 Films in the U.K.
** THE UNKIND: Tommaso Basili, Taylor Skeens, Corey T. Stewart, Sherine Mazzulli, and Fred Papa star in THE UNKIND, which will be available on VOD platforms November 30 from Wild Eye Releasing. (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)
----- November 19, 2021 -----
** Vinegar Syndrome update: Coming to Blu-ray in 2022 from Vinegar Syndrome! HORROR HIGHT (1973) is finally coming in 2022, Roberta Findlay's ANYONE BUT MY HUSBAND (1975) / SWEET PUNKIN' I LOVE YOU (1976) double feature is coming in January. Also Patrice Rhomm's DRAGUSE (1976), a title which was initially teased for October, is now coming in 2022.
2022 is shaping up to be our biggest year yet, loaded with everything from newly restored Blu-ray of regional slashers such as MOONSTALKER, 70s horror classics like SHRIEK OF THE MUTILATED, notorious exploitation shockers, one of which we'll be revealing during the Black Friday sale, at least two more giallo collections highlighting perverse gems such as ARABELLA BLACK ANGEL, and more 4K UHDs than ever before, including worldwide UHD debuts of some big movie
** THE DJINN: Coming to Blu-ray on 1/4/22 from RLJE Films. A mute boy is trapped in his apartment with a sinister monster when he makes a wish to fulfill his heart's greatest desire.
** HARD GORE: Coming soon to Blu-ray from Massacre Video.
** BLOODLETTING: Coming to Blu-ray on Black Friday from Makeflix. Rebuilt and restored from the original Mini-DV camera masters. A young woman, fascinated with mass murderers, tracks down the world's most famous uncaught serial killer and becomes his apprentice; together they go on a killing spree.
** BOSTON STRANGLER: Carrie Coon, Alessandro Nivola and Chris Cooper are set to join Keira Knightley in Matt Ruskin's BOSTON STRANGLER for 20th Century Studios. Ridley Scott, Kevin Walsh, Michael Pruss, Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara will produce with filming to begin in December in Boston.
The story follows Loretta McLaughlin, the first reporter to connect several murders and break the story of the Strangler. She and fellow reporter Jean Cole challenged the sexism of the early 1960s to report on the city's most notorious serial killer and worked tirelessly to keep women informed – even at great personal risk. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
----- November 16, 2021 -----
** ANTLERS: Coming to Blu-ray on 1/4.
** I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE: Coming to Blu-ray on April 14th, 2022 in Germany. Young Canadian nurse Betsy comes to the West Indies to care for Jessica, the wife of a plantation manager Paul Holland. Jessica seems to be suffering from a kind of mental paralysis as a result of fever. When she falls in love with Paul, Betsy determines to cure Jessica even if she needs to use a voodoo ceremony, to give Paul what she thinks he wants.
** AUTUMN ROAD: Gravitas Ventures and The Last Motel have announced the VOD release of Riley Cusick's AUTUMN ROAD. The Halloween-flavored horror drama follows a young woman who returns to her hometown ten years after her sister vanished trick-or-treating and becomes wrapped up with two brothers who run a haunted house. AUTUMN ROAD will be available in North America November 23rd, on a number of digital and cable platforms, including iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Comcast, Dish and Shaw.
** PEPPERGRASS: Black Fawn Distribution has just inked a deal to acquire PEPPERGRASS for release in 2022. During a pandemic, a pregnant restaurateur tries to rob a priceless truffle from a reclusive veteran.
----- November 15, 2021 -----
** THRILLER A CRUEL PICTURE: Coming to Blu-ray on 3/8 from Synapse Films! Uncut and uncensored high definition 1080p (1.66:1) presentation. Original Swedish language version with newly translated removable English Subtitles along with the alternate English dub soundtrack with newly translated removable English subtitles and more!
** HALLOWEEN ENDS: 2018's HALLOWEEN went over well with critics and at the box office. This year's follow-up HALLOWEEN KILLS was a critical dud, but still had a strong opening weekend. With HALLOWEEN ENDS, the third and final film in David Gordon Green's trilogy, the plan is to make something very different to the previous films
Appearing on the Empire Spoiler Special Podcast (via Indiewire), Green spoke about how HALLOWEEN ENDS goes in the opposite direction of HALLOWEEN KILLS and instead of opening up the scope, it turns it into a much more intimate and dark coming-of-age film that harkens back to a different John Carpenter classic – his adaptation of Stephen King's CHRISTINE:
"There's not a lot of games in it, there's not a lot of wittiness and retro joy. It's kind of a coming-of-age film, and it's a very different tone. And that's what excited me about it, is to have the three chapters that I've been involved in be very different from each other.
They are all there to honor Carpenter but aren't necessary just emulating him. I sent Carpenter the new draft of HALLOWEEN ENDS the other night, and I said, 'If it feels too CHRISTINE, let me know.' For HALLOWEEN ENDS, it's just a love of Carpenter, you know. It's more than just, 'Hey, here's a character and a community that you've created.' It's, 'Here's an appreciation of your legendary body of work.'" (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** MANSION OF THE DOOMED: Now available on the Full Moon Features website. Screaming out of 1976, Charles Band's MANSION OF THE DOOMED stands as one of the most lurid and unsettling exploitation films of all time, resented here for the first time uncut, restored and remastered in HD from the original 35mm negative!
** THE DEVIL'S MEN: Coming to Blu-ray in February from Indicator. Featuring a new 2K restoration from the original negative. Two presentations of the film: THE DEVIL'S MEN (94 mins), the original cut; and LAND OF THE MINOTAUR (86 mins), the shorter US theatrical version and more.
----- November 12, 2021 -----
** TITANE: Coming to Blu-ray in January from NEON. Following a series of unexplained crimes, a father is reunited with the son who has been missing for 10 years. Titane: A metal highly resistant to heat and corrosion, with high tensile strength alloys.
** CANDYMAN DAY OF THE DEAD: Coming to Blu-ray on 1/18 from Vestron Video Collector's Series. The Candyman is back, trying to convince his descendent, an artist, to join him.
** SILENT KNIGHT: Nell and Simon have invited their closest friends to join their family for Christmas dinner at their idyllic home in the English countryside. As the group comes together, it feels like old times – but behind all of the laughter and merriment, something is not quite right. The world outside is facing impending doom, and no amount of gifts, games or Prosecco can make mankind's imminent destruction go away. Surviving the holidays just got a lot more complicated.
** ANTLERS: Coming to Blu-ray on 1/4 from Fox. In an isolated Oregon town, a middle-school teacher and her sheriff brother become embroiled with her enigmatic student, whose dark secrets lead to terrifying encounters with an ancestral creature.
----- November 11, 2021 -----
** HELLBOUND: Netflix has revealed the final trailer for TRAIN TO BUSAN director Yeon Sang-Ho's upcoming supernatural thriller drama HELLBOUND, which stars Yoo Ah-In and Kim Hyun-Joo. The series is scheduled to make its debut on Friday, November 19.
** THE LAST OF US series: Filming on HBO's THE LAST OF US adaptation has been underway in Canada and now Neil Druckmann, who wrote and directed the Naughty Dog video game, has confirmed that he directed an episode of the show and that his time on the set has come to an end.
"My time in Canada has come to an end," Druckmann said on Twitter to give a THE LAST OF US HBO production update. "To the best TV crew in the world, thank you for your incredible work, your passion, and for making me feel so welcome! I will miss you terribly! Excited to return to Naughty Dog (and some warmer weather)." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** DON'T GO IN THE HOUSE: A region B Blu-ray of DON'T GO IN THE HOUSE is coming to the UK from Arrow Video in the future.
** STUDIO 666: The Foo Fighters have announced they are set to star in the horror-comedy feature STUDIO 666: which frontman Dave Grohl came up with the story for. The story follows happens when the musicians find themselves recording their new album in an Encino mansion plagued by supernatural forces. Jeff Garlin, Will Forte and Whitney Cummings will appear alongside all six Foo Fighters members.
Jeff Buhler and Rebecca Hughes penned the script BJ McDonnell (HATCHET III) will direct the project which Open Road Films has acquired ahead of a wide theatrical release on February 25th 2022. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
----- November 10, 2021 -----
** RESIDENT EVIL WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY sequel: When it comes to the RESIDENT EVIL game series, there's a lot of love for the second (especially its remake), and the more recent seventh and eighth titles. Even so, it's the fourth game in the series that still seems to top many lists of the best titles in the franchise.
Thus it comes as little surprise that the makers of the upcoming RESIDENT EVIL WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY movie, which takes inspiration from the first two games, say that if they get to do a follow-up then the fourth game will likely serve as an inspiration for them. Director Johannes Roberts, speaking with SFX, says:
"I am obsessed with the fourth game. I could very much see that becoming part of the next installment. There's a lot of interesting lore and tiny details that we have brought into this movie, but would be amazing to expand on.
There are characters that we didn't use in this game that we would love to expand upon in the next movie. There's also a different side of RESIDENT EVIL with Village and RESIDENT EVIL 7, where it's a much darker, more horrific world. It would be great to look into that side of things as well.
There's definitely been conversations. We've really created some iconic characters with Chris, Claire, Wesker, and Leon. Hopefully, it's the beginning of a whole new chapter."
RESIDENT EVIL WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY is including plenty of callbacks to the games including various characters from the more familiar (eg. Claire Redfield, Leon Kennedy) to others less well known like RESIDENT EVIL CODE VERONICA's Ashford twins. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** NIGHT OF THE DEMON: Coming to Blu-ray for the first time on Black Friday from Severin Films. Restored from the 35mm answer print. Professor Nugent and his students try to track down Bigfoot, but end up uncovering something more sinister at work.
** BLOODT PIT OF HORROR: Coming to Blu-ray on Black Friday from Severin Films. Writer Rick and his publisher Daniel Parks finally find the ideal location in Italy to shoot some photographs for Rick's Horror photo-novel when they come across an ideal spot. The seemingly deserted castle looks perfect from the outside, so Rick and Daniel, accompanied by his secretary Edith, their photographer Dermott, and his five young models decide to break in. They soon find the castle is actually occupied by former actor, Travis Anderson, who initially is annoyed with these visitors until he recognises Edith, his ex-fiancèe amongst them. He decides to give them permission to use his castle, but warns them that the dungeons are off limits. Will they heed his warning?
** WEREWOLF OF WASHINGTON: Coming soon to Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics. A reporter who has had an affair with the daughter of the U.S. President is sent to Hungary. There he is bitten by a werewolf, and then gets transferred back to Washington, where he gets a job as press assistant to the President. Then bodies start turning up in D.C.
** MOONSTALKER: Coming in 2022 from Vinegar Syndrome. A family of tourists vacationing in the woods and a group of camp counselors training in the same forest both find themselves being terrorized by a vicious unhinged psycho.
----- November 9, 2021 -----
** RESIDENT EVIL WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY: Once the booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, Raccoon City is now a dying Midwestern town. The company's exodus left the city a wasteland... with great evil brewing below the surface. When that evil is unleashed, a group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and make it through the night.
** Severin Films update: According to this 2022 Severin Films trailer shown last night at the pop-up, HARD ROCK ZOMBIES (1985), CALIGULA 2 THE UNTOLD STORY (1982), BLACK DEMONS (1991), BLACK CANDLES (1982), THE HALFWAY HOUSE (2004) and Ruggero Deodato's BALLAD OF BLOOD (2016) are coming in 2022.
** HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK: Coming soon to Blu-ray from Severin Films! Two low-life punks invite themselves to a party at a posh villa and after being taunted by their snobbish hosts, hold everyone hostage and subject them to various forms of torture and mayhem.
** Finn Wolfhard's horror film: STRANGER THINGS and IT actor Finn Wolfhard has revealed not only is he keen to direct films, but he has also already begun working on his first feature-length effort.
The NME recently talked with the 18-year-old actor who says written and directed a short film called NIGHT SHIFTS, and is currently working on a feature which is a "horror-comedy-slasher movie that takes place at a camp".
Wolfhard wouldn't go into any further details but says: "I'm at the point where I'm very lucky to be doing things that I really like. I'm proud of that and I hope people keep hiring me, but I'm having fun for sure." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
----- November 8, 2021 -----
** SCREAM: Here's the new poster for the upcoming sequel.
** LAIR: When Ben Dollarhdye is accused of murder, saying he was possessed by a demonic force, Steven Caramore investigates his friend's claims, setting off a chain of events that forces a young family into a terrifying battle for survival.
** SESSION 9: Coming to Blu-ray on 12/27 from Second Sight Films.
** THE VAMPIRE LOVERS: Coming to Blu-ray on 12/21 from Scream Factory with a new 4K scan from the original camera negative.
** RESIDENT EVIL WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY: Here's two more characters vignettes for the upcoming film.
----- November 4, 2021 -----
** MARTIN: Almost fifty years on from its theatrical release, a lost director's cut of George A. Romero's 1977 cult classic vampire film MARTIN has reportedly been unearthed. The original film follows a strange, young man (John Amplas) who believes himself to be a nearly century-old vampire and moves to a small town in Pennsylvania to find a way to control his urges.
Michael Gornick, who served as director of photography on the film and Romero's iconic DAWN OF THE DEAD, shared a social media post on the weekend with a picture of a film reel with a black-and-white 16mm 'director's cut' of MARTIN.
He says this cut runs around 210 minutes in length (more than double the theatrical cut's 95-minute runtime) and was "always Romero's preferred version". He then says: "may it soon return safely to the custody of Richard Rubinstein and Braddock Associates for digital revitalization and distribution to the world."
The original theatrical film is getting a 4K restoration by Second Sight for an early 2022 release. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** CELLO: Oscar winner Jeremy Irons and SAW vet Tobin Bell have signed on to star in an English-Arabic-language horror film titled CELLO, which hails from director Darren Lynn Bousman. The project marks the reunion between Bell and Bousman, after previously working together in three SAW films from 2005-2007. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** ANKLE BITERS: Sean, a pro hockey enforcer, has fallen in love with Laura, a widowed mother of four young daughters. When Laura's children mistake an act of lovemaking as an attack, they plot to protect their mother at all costs and with horrific results.
** HIDDEN IN THE WOODS: 8-Films have exclusively picked up U.S. and German sequel rights to director Patricio Valladares' Chilean rape and revenge thriller HIDDEN IN THE WOODS. The German-based company has also boarded the low-budget survival thriller as co-producer and distributor. Valladares based on his own screenplay will direct pic. The film will serve as a direct continuation of the original Chilean version, and set ten years after the atrocious events depicted in his twisted fable.
The pic will be shot in Spanish on location in Chile in early 2022. Added Valladares, "I´m so thrilled to partner with 8-Films, because I have known Steve since we first met at Frightfest back in 2012. He and his team are true horror fans, and I've been a fan of his work since my teenage years. He's a big fan of the original film, which is hugely important to me. I can't wait to share this new horrifying chapter in the HIDDEN IN THE WOODS saga with fans old and new all across the world." (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)
----- November 3rd, 2021 -----
** FIREBRAND: Michelle Williams and Jude Law are set to team up for the period psychological horror feature FIREBRAND. Law will play Henry VIII and Williams will play his sixth and final wife Catherine Parr.
The story unfolds from Parr's perspective, living with a brutal and deteriorating despot who had already killed two of his wives, as she tries to survive the Royal court and push him towards religious reforms in a time when many of her fellow Protestants were being tortured and executed. Karim Ainouz directs from a script by KILLING EVE writers Jessica Ashworth and Henrietta Ashworth. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** JACK-O: We finally have an update on JACK-O (1995). Director Steve Latshaw has confirmed JACK-O is coming to Blu-ray, featuring a new 2K scan and restoration from the original negative, early next year from Retromedia.
** THEY LIVE IN THE GREY: Shudder, AMC Networks' premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, has acquired worldwide rights to supernatural feature THEY LIVE IN THE GREY. The Shudder Original Film, which is written and directed by Burlee and Abel Vang, is set to release in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand in early 2022. Vertical Entertainment will be handling international sales for remaining territories at the upcoming American Film Market.
While investigating a child abuse case, a young social worker discovers that the family is being tormented by a supernatural entity. In order to save the parents from losing the custody of their child, she must confront her own fears and use her clairvoyance to stop the malevolent force. (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)
** CANDYMAN 3 DAY OF THE DEAD: Coming to Blu-ray on 1/18. The Candyman returns to try to convince his female descendent, an artist, to join him as a legendary figure. To this end, he frames her for a series of hideous murders of her friends and associates so that she has nowhere else to turn to.
** GALAXY OF TERROR: Coming to Blu-ray on 2/21 from 88 Films with a new 4K scan of the original film elements.
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** THE BOOGEYMAN: 20th Century Studios and Hulu are in the process of developing a film adaptation of THE BOOGEYMAN, based on Stephen King's horror short story of the same name. HOST filmmaker Rob Savage has been tapped to direct the project, which is expected to begin its production sometime this winter or spring in New Orleans.
First published in the 1973 issue of Cavalier magazine, THE BOOGEYMAN begins with a man recalling the recent events of his life to his psychiatrist Dr. Harper after the death of many children, who were killed by a creature lurking in the closet. The short story was later released in 1978 as part of King's Night Shift collection. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)
** DRESSED TO KILL 4K UHD: Coming Soon on 4K UHD From Kino Lorber Studio Classics. Brand new Dolby Vision HDR restoration to be supervised by Brian De Palma from a 16-Bit 4K scan of the original camera negative.
** THE BLACK DEMON: Josh Lucas will star in the giant shark thriller THE BLACK DEMON about a man and his family who become trapped on an oil rig while a megalodon circles in the waters below. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** RESIDENT EVIL WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY: Here's two more featurette from the upcoming film.
** DOUBLE WALKER: Coming to Blu-ray on January 11th from Cranked Up Films and Kino Lorber. In the chilling Double Walker, a young Ghost (producer/co-writer Sylvie Mix) haunts her cold Midwestern hometown, trying to piece together the horrific flashes of memories from her past. One by one she kills the men she believes were responsible for her death, though her plan is derailed when she meets Jack (Jacob Rice), a kind movie theater usher who inadvertently intercedesas she's stalking her next victim. While Jack takes her in and offers her a glimpse at a normal life, her desire to avenge her own murder lingers on.
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** George A. Romero's MARTIN: A black and white, 3.5 hour Director's Cut version of George A. Romero's MARTIN has been located. It is being returned to Richard Rubinstein/Braddock Associates for restoration and distribution.
** PLANET OF THE DEAD: Filmmaker Zack Snyder has recently teased two of his upcoming directorial efforts – his ARMY OF THE DEAD zombie movie follow-up PLANET OF THE DEAD and the ambitious sci-fi fantasy REBEL MOON.
Speaking with GamesRadar about PLANET OF THE DEAD, he seems to confirm something of a fan theory about a time loop being in play which ties to the safes seen in ARMY OF THE DEAD, the just released prequel ARMY OF THIEVES, and Hiroyuki Sanada's villain character Bly Tanaka:
"I'm a huge fan of this mythological understory. All your time loop fun that you can have, there's a lot of cool enhancements that are baked in now. I can't wait to make the sequel to ARMY OF THE DEAD, so that we can see how then all of those things manifest."
The time loop element was hinted at with some dialogue choices in the film, and the discovery of several bodies outside of Tanaka's vault with similar clothing to themselves and a key that looks identical to the necklace of a character. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** Horror at the box office: HALLOWEEN KILLS took the second spot at the box office domestically in its third weekend with $8.5 million and now sits at $85.6 million domestic and $115.1 million worldwide. LAST NIGHT IN SOHO couldn't capitalise on its buzz and opened to $4.2 million in sixth place – well behind early projections of $8 million. Scott Cooper's horror ANTLERS tied with that film for the same amount. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)
** THE MANGLER: Coming to Blu-ray on 1/10 from Arrow Video. High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation from a 2K restoration with lossless DTS-HD MA 5.1 and 2.0 stereo audio.
** Mario Bava's SHOCK: Coming to Blu-ray on 1/17 from Arrow Video US/UK. High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation from a brand new 2K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative by Arrow Films.