----- June 22, 2018 -----

** Rob Zombie's 3 FROM HELL: Here's the very first poster for the sequel to 2005's THE DEVIL'S REJECTS, itself a sequel to Zombie's feature film debut, HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES. The three characters went down in a blaze of glory at the end of the previous movie, ending plans for a continuing series at Lionsgate, which was eager in the mid-2000s for more horror franchises. It remains to be seen when the film will arrive in theaters or how the Firefly family will return from the grave.

THE DEVIL'S REJECTS grossed $17 million on a $7 million dollar budget back in 2005, and was a tremendous success on DVD. House of HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES $12 million in 2003 after being first produced in 2000 for Universal and shelved for three years. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** BODY CAM: Singer Mary J. Blige has signed on to star in the horror thriller for Paramount Players. The story focuses on several LAPD police officers who are haunted by a malevolent spirit that is tied to the murder of a black youth at the hands of two white cops, all of which are caught on a body cam video that was destroyed in a cover-up.

Blige will play an officer who becomes rocked by visions and begins to investigate the cover-up. Richmond Riedel penned the script with re-writes by Nicholas McCarthy and John Ridley. Said to be a tonal blend of GET OUT and END OF WATCH, Malik Vitthal helms the film which is being produced by Matt Kaplan. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

----- June 20, 2018 -----

** THE MEG: The upcoming film is coming to theaters on August 10, 2018.

** TAU: Netflix has released a new trailer for its original sci-fi horror feature TAU starring Gary Oldman as the voice of an AI-driven smart house that terrorizes its inhabitants in a horrifying game of cat and mouse. IT FOLLOWS star Maika Monroe plays a young woman living in a futuristic city who gets kidnapped and injected by a mysterious stranger and psychotic inventor (Ed Skrein).

She wakes up strapped to a chair in a strange house run by the artificial intelligence Tau. The inventor gives her a choice: do as the house says, or die. She attempts to escape by befriending the A.I. program that controls the house. TAU premieres on Netflix on June 29th.

----- June 19, 2018 -----

** UNFRIENDED DARK WEB: Here's the poster for the upcoming film, which will arrive in theaters on July 20, 2018.

** PET SEMETARY remake: Filmmaker Dennis Widmyer used his Twitter account to announce that production has started on the new film adaptation of Stephen King's 1983 novel PET SEMETARY at Paramount Pictures. Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch co-helm the movie in which Jason Clarke plays Dr. Louis Creed, a man who moves his family to a house by a busy road in rural Maine.

Nearby the local children have created a cemetery for the dogs and cats killed by the steady stream of transports on the busy highway. Deeper in the woods lies another graveyard, an ancient Indian burial ground whose sinister properties Louis discovers when the family cat is killed. Jeff Buhler adapted the script for the film which also stars John Lithgow and Amy Seimetz. PET SEMETARY opens April 19th 2019. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT: What happens when a night of fun turns into a night of horror? Seven friends and a mysterious backpacker converge at a desolate ski lodge in the mountains and as the clock begins the countdown to the New Year, they discover that the end of the old year may be the end of all their years as they are systematically hunted down by ruthless masked men with a deadly agenda. The films comes out on VOD July 3.

----- June 15, 2018 -----

GOREZONE is 20 years old!

Twenty years years ago, the Internet was totally different. There was no Facebook, no Instagram, no Twitter, no Smartphones... actually most people had never "surfed" the world wide web. Back in June 1998, I decided to start GOREZONE because of the lack of coverage for the horror genre on the Internet. There was tons of sites dedicated to STAR WARS and STAR TREK, yet apart from a few good horror sites such as HorrorMovies.com and HouseofHorrors.com, the net was leaving me wanting for more. GOREZONE was born as the first web site dedicated to daily horror news. 20 years later GOREZONE is still alive, independant and true to its original concept. We never sold out. Never gave up.

Since I'm French Canadian, I decided to have the whole site in both English and French. The very first news update talked about HALLOWEEN H20, a rumored FREDDY VS. JASON and the 1998 edition of the Fantasia Film Festival. The slasher resurrection was in full force "thanks" to SCREAM... horror was hot and mainstream again, something that hadn't happened since 1985!

The site was first hosted on Xoom.com, Geocities and later Horror Net, which offered me to host the site on their servers since they were fans of GOREZONE. Unfortunately, the site was sold and GOREZONE was without a home. That was 2001, and the time when I finally got the .NET domain!

Things got bigger and better, we moved to a more reliable server, cooler forum, a short lived fanzine was born and DVD CRYPT became the first DVD horror web site on the net. The very first GOREZONE forum was hosted on Inside The Web. Those who've been coming here for a long time must remember these wild and crazy threads over that forum. We sure all learned a lot from it!

Things got bigger and better, we moved to a more reliable server, cooler forum, a short lived fanzine was born and DVD CRYPT became the first DVD horror web site on the net. The very first GOREZONE forum was hosted on Inside The Web. Those who've been coming here for a long time must remember these wild and crazy threads over that forum. We sure all learned a lot from it!

Twenty years is a long time. Not surprisingly I remember the first day, working on my computer, creating the images in Photoshop and layout in Pagemill. I'd love to thank all the readers and everyone who helped the site through all these years! It means a lot to me. Thank you for believing in GOREZONE and making it the #1 source for bloody daily horror news!

----- June 14, 2018 -----

** HALLOWEEN: Variety reveals that actor Jake Gyllenhaal is partly responsible for the film happening. The actor is a family friend of Jamie Lee Curtis, and he convinced her to speak with the reboot's director David Gordon Green. Once she did, they reportedly hit it off immediately and the film went forward. Co-writer Danny McBride revealed to EW that at one time they were considering two films, but changed it to just one:

"We were going to shoot two of them back-to-back…Then we were like, Well, let's not get ahead of ourselves. This could come out, and everyone could hate us, and we'd never work again. So, let's not have to sit around for a year while we wait for another movie to come out that we know people aren't going to like. So, we were like, Let's learn from this, and see what works, and what doesn't. But we definitely have an idea of where we would go [with] this branch of the story and hopefully we get a chance to do it." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** UNFRIENDED DARK WEB: Death wants some Face Time. From the Producer of GET OUT, THE PURGE and HAPPY DEATH DAY comes UNFRIENDED DARK WEB, in theaters July 20.

----- June 13, 2018 -----

** ARACHNOPHOBIA remake: James Wan (SAW, THE CONJURING) is producing an ARACHNOPHOBIA remake, based on the 1990 horror comedy film directed by Frank Marshall. The original movie centered around a species of South American killer spider that crosses the U.S. border in a coffin. Starring Jeff Daniels and John Goodman, the spider breeds and becomes a massive killer as a few brave souls try to track down the queen before the hybrid breed can take hold. Though technically a financial success, the film had a modest total at the domestic box office, bringing in $53.2 million, but has since become a cult classic.

James Wan recently completed AQUAMAN for DC and Warner Bros. and is finishing up post-production on THE NUN, Wan's latest installment in THE CONJURING universe which is set to premiere on September 7, 2018. Wan's upcoming projects also include the horror movie THE CHILDREN, a feature reboot of Stephen King's THE TOMMYKNOCKERS, a SWAMP THING TV series, and THE CROOKED MAN and THE CONJURING 3 — two additional installments of THE CONJURING franchise. James Wan's Atomic Monster Productions and Amblin Entertainment will produce the ARACHNOPHOBIA remake with a writer and director to be set. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** THE NUN: When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order's unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in THE CONJURING 2, as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned. Witness the darkest chapter of THE CONJURING Universe, in theaters September 7.

** THE UNSEEN: A man, who years earlier mysteriously abandoned his family and isolated himself in a small northern town, returns for one last chance to reconnect with his troubled daughter. When she goes missing, he risks everything to find her, including exposing the fact that he is becoming invisible.

----- June 11, 2018 -----

** THE CHANGELING: Severin Films is releasing Peter Medak's film on Blu-ray with a new HD transfer created from a 4K scan of the inter-positive film element. Special Features:

- Audio Commentary With Director Peter Medak and Producer Joel B. Michaels Moderated By Severin Films' David Gregory
- The House On Cheesman Park: The Haunting True Story Of THE CHANGELING
- The Music Of THE CHANGELING: Interview With Music Arranger Kenneth Wannberg
- Building The House Of Horror: Interview With Art Director Reuben Freed
- The Psychotronic Tourist: THE CHANGELING
- Master of Horror Mick Garris On THE CHANGELING
- Poster & Still Gallery
- Trailer
- TV Spot

** DARKNESS REIGNS: A film crew is ravaged by a demon in the unique new horror film, premiering from Wild Eye Releasing on VOD 7/10/18. Genre icon Casper Van Dien (STARSHIP TROOPERS) plays himself in a clever spookfest from Emmy nominee Andrew P.Jones about a group of filmmakers shooting a movie in a reportedly haunted hotel that are faced with an unfathomable demonic force that possesses and attacks both the crew and the film's star, Casper Van Dien. Will the film's director be able to escape with the paranormal proof he has captured, or will he succumb to the hellish plans of the demon who has surfaced?

** THE BLDG FIVE STORIES OF HORROR: The first teaser of this upcoming horror anthology is now here, check it out!

In the Bowels of the Building - Teaser Trailer from Nina G on Vimeo.

----- June 8, 2018 -----

** HALLOWEEN: The trailer is here!

** Jamie Lee Curtis talks HALLOWEEN: "How f***ing crazy is this?" is literally the first thing Jamie Lee Curtis said to ComingSoon.net in an onset interview. Even she can't believe that we're all here, forty years after they made the first movie, and they're making another one. She'd put the franchise behind her for the second time in her life, but the phone rang once again.

"I thought HALLOWEEN H20 was the correct thing to do at the time," Curtis says, referencing the "20 years later" sequel she starred in back in 1998. "I liked it, then I had to be in that other thing just to conclude the story and then I truly thought I would not return to this but life is sweet. I was on vacation in June when I got this phone call that David wanted to speak to me."

Curtis reveals director David Gordon Green tried to pitch her on the idea first but she insisted on seeing the script herself, recalling she thought it was a "clever, modern way of referencing HALLOWEEN."

"It's a very interesting take on the movie because it references HALLOWEEN 1 in every way it can," Curtis says. "Stylistically, characterologically, visually, emotionally, it follows very similar themes but it's its own movie so it's a very clever mash-up, to use a young people's word, of the first movie in a retelling like a direct sequel but it's fascinating. When you see what they've come up with you'll be like 'Wow,' because it's a very modern and yet very true movie." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** HALLOWEEN: Director David Gordon Green, co-writer Danny McBride and producer Malek Akkad recently talked with ComingSoon.net about the upcoming film. When asked about the previous sequels, reboot and such; "Anyone who's a fan of any of these films will find nice little Easter Eggs acknowledging our salute to the filmmakers that have preceded us in the stories and mythologies as they've unfolded," director David Gordon Green said. "For us, it was a clean slate type of opportunity, where if there was a little inspiration or mirror image of something it's very subtle in the movie because we want to start fresh for a new generation but with great appreciation for the previous."

"I feel like it's almost one of the things like Batman or something," McBride says. "You see these different artists take on these iconic characters so I think it's kind of cool to see what different filmmakers will do with a property that is so well known. I would rather have that approach to Michael Myers than everyone just continuing some storyline and just trying to regurgitate these things. I think it's more interesting to have someone like David or Rob Zombie, these filmmakers that just come and put their own stamp on it for better or worse. I think that's a more interesting way for a franchise to stay alive than to just continue to beat the same drum over and over again."

As for series producer Malek Akkad, who has been with the franchise since he was a child as his late father spearheaded the entire thing, the idea of scrapping films he previously worked on both hurts a little and is kind of a relie

"It does and it doesn't (hurt). First, a little bit, you're always wondering what the fans' reaction to that is going to be and to be honest, the franchise has taken a lot of left turns…There are so many arcs in there that you can never satisfy them all, and I think what David and Danny and Jeff (Fradley, co-writer) have done has really cracked it in a way that the fans are going to love. The fans are going to love all the homages they put in the film, there are just so many little Easter Eggs and you know, just kind of touches to the original."

Without the sequels though, the new film is free of one of the biggest moving parts of the series: the familial relationship between Michael Myers and Laurie Strode. Removing the "twist" of making the pair related which gave "reason" to Myers' killing spree now takes the shackles off a piece of continuity that should never have been added in the first place, and as McBride notes, makes it all scary again.

"I was pushing for that removal right off the bat," McBride says. "I just felt like that was an area where he wasn't quite as scary anymore, it seemed too personalized. I wasn't as afraid of Michael Myers anymore because I'm not his f***ing brother so he's not coming after me. Also you've seen it, so wouldn't it be interesting just to see what would happen if it wasn't that, and what does that open up for us if it wasn't this random killing that has affected this character, so it just seemed like new territory to bite off."

"We were trying to come up with what our take would be and really just found an original path that more or less takes the first one as our reality," Green adds. "(That film) kind of sets the tone for our story or history and then we jumped forty years into the future and we see how the world today responds to, was affected by, how we meet our characters in a different phase of their life under the reality of this traumatic event and have to come to terms with some of these issues horrifically, in many circumstances, how that is relayed and that's kind of the fun of how we launch off." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

----- June 6, 2018 -----

** SUSPIRIA remake: Here's the new poster for the upcoming film.

** HALLOWEEN: USA Today released a great piece on the upcoming film. Classic horror villain Michael Myers returns in a new HALLOWEEN. Unfortunately for him, so does Laurie Strode. Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her "final girl" role for the 40th anniversary of John Carpenter's original 1978 fright fest. But in director David Gordon Green's follow-up (in theaters Oct. 19), the tables have turned a bit: Laurie has been preparing for a rematch with the iconic knife-wielding masked psycho, and when he stalks her again in suburban Haddonfield, Ill., she's as ready for him as he is for her.

In the first film — the actress' Hollywood debut — "she was running for her life," says Curtis, 59. "In this case, she is well-matched, she is prepared, she is focused. She will be the one people are standing behind when that moment comes, because she's the one ready."

Produced by horror guru Jason Blum, the new HALLOWEEN brings back Laurie and Michael but also leans into pop culture's current fascination with true crime (see also: Making a Murderer, Serial). A British documentary crew comes to the States to visit Michael in prison for a retrospective of the maniac's night of terror — "Someone has to bring a modern audience into a 40-year old movie," Curtis says — but their project becomes way more interesting when Myers escapes custody, retrieves his signature mask and seeks revenge on Laurie, with others naturally being part of his impressive career body count along the way.

In the decades following the fateful Halloween night that forever altered the former babysitter's life, Laurie has armed and prepped herself for Michael's inevitable return — to the detriment of her family, including daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak).

"We're being very honest and truthful about that, how it would affectthe upbringing of her daughter, who has a lot of conflicts because of her mother's obsession with this incident, and her granddaughter, who's trying to connect" with Laurie, Green says.

Her community is also a little wary of Laurie. "It becomes a little bit 'The British are coming!' and everybody just gets tired of it," Curtis says. "It's the girl who cried Michael, and they're all like, 'Oh, my God, Laurie, shut the (expletive) up.' And that's why I like where we find her."

As for Michael (Nick Castle, the original Michael, and James Jude Courtney split the role), nothing has changed too radically, though his new mask is a bit more weathered and reflective of the antagonist's "authentic evolution" over four decades, Green says. "He's the essence of evil, so we don't want to get too much into the specifics of what makes him tick. So much of what makes the boogeyman horrifying to me is the mystery and almost cat-like mannerisms and curiosity of this character."

The HALLOWEEN franchise spawned seven sequels — plus a two-movie reboot from Rob Zombie — but Green has essentially thrown out all those in favor of establishing a fresh mythology built on the original 1978 movie. (Carpenter also returns as executive producer and composer.) When Green studied the franchise as a whole, he says, "I started finding limitations instead of opportunity, and thinking, 'If there was a little bit of a clean slate to take it in a direction I selfishly as a huge Halloween fan wanted, where would I go?' "

That streamlining was one of the main reasons Curtis signed on to return, and she finds the follow-up to be "simple, clean, scary and excellent." She also remains hugely proud of her character and this horror show.

"I recognize that it will be my biggest contribution," Curtis says. "Despite writing books for children, all of my advocacy, all of my politics, all of my own personal journey, my legacy will be HALLOWEEN." (thanks to USAToday.com)

** THE HARVESTER: Horror Equity Fund Inc. (HEF) is excited to announce they will be bringing the acclaimed graphic novel series THE RISE OF THE HARVESTER by Steve McGinnis to the screen and beyond! HEF CEO Marlon Schulman believes that the series has great franchise potential, and will be a "great ride for horror fans" throughout the world. HEF CCO and screenwriter Brian Herskowitz has penned THE HARVESTER screenplay which artfully deepens and expands the series.

McGinnis started illustrating at a young age where signs of his horror potential showed up even then. In the spring of 2012 Steve was commissioned to paint some images and posters for the Niagara Falls Comic-Con to honor the 1974 cast of the TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. The resulting TCM print was much beloved by the cast and crew and led to Steve being asked to do the same for NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. The masterfully illustrated graphic novels – RISE OF THE HARVESTER Book One and RISE OF THE HARVESTER Con of the Dead were released by SST to critical acclaim.

"Turning graphic novels from print art to a proper screenplay that flows can be tricky, but they did it seamlessly with respect to the original story. I am very pleased and excited to be collaborating with Horror Equity Fund on The Harvester Franchise. I foresee a very successful partnership between us while creating a new Slasher icon." Steve McGinnis.

"Steve's artwork is known throughout the Horror community and we are thrilled to be working with him. THE HARVESTER is poised to set a new standard for cinematic mayhem and destined to become a Horror Classic." HEF Team. HEF's mission is to establish the company as the premier destination for investors, fans, and content creators to join forces in making profitable horror properties in film, TV, gaming, live events and publishing. (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)

** SATANIC PANIC: Fangoria has optioned SATANIC PANIC a spec from author and consumate gentleman Grady Hendrix. The author of Horrorstor, My Best Friend's Exorcism and Paperbacks From Hell, Hendrix wrote the spec with his MOHAWK co-writer Ted Geoghegan many blood moons before they collaborated on Geoghegan's latest film.

It's an After Hours-esque dark comedy in a supernatural setting. A pizza delivery girl at the end of her financial rope has to fight for her life — and her tips — when her last order of the night turns out to be high society Satanists in need of a virgin sacrifice. (thanks to ScreenAnarchy.com)

----- June 5, 2018 -----

** SUSPIRIA remake trailer: A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe's artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up. SUSPIRIA arrives in theaters November 2. From director Luca Guadagnino. Starring Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Jessica Harper and Chloe Grace Moretz.

** LET THE CORPSE TAN: The classic giallo gets a modern update in Helene Cattet and Bruno Forzan's stylish homage to classic 1970s European crime thrillers with their hard violence and stylised shot composition.

The story is set on the Mediterranean coast at the height of summer and follows a gang hiding out in an abandoned Mediterranean seaside cliff ruin with 250 kgs of stolen gold. Along with dealing with a hypersexual female artist searching for inspiration who lives in the ruins, they must deal with surprise guests and two cops potentially compromising their plan.

The film is fairly unique in one way – no sound was recorded on set with the entire auditory landscape created over months in foley studios. The film kicks off a platform rollout in New York and Los Angeles on August 31st and the U.S. trailer for it has just been released. (thanks to DarkHoeizons.com)

** THE MIMIC: Following the acclaim for his first feature film HIDE AND SEEK, writer/director Huh Jung returns to the genre that made him famous with his sophomore horror-thriller THE MIMIC, generating terror on digital and Blu-ray June 12 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

Based on the mythological take "Tiger of Mt. Jang," where a legendary ghost that mimics humans, a woman takes in a lost girl she finds near the mysterious Mt. Jang and mystifying things begin to happen to her frightened family. THE MIMIC stars Yum Jung-Ah (TELL ME SOMETHING), Park Hyuk-Kwon (A TAXI DRIVER), Shin Rin-Ah (ODE TO MY FATHER), Heo Jin (THE WAILING), Kil Hae-Yeon (MISSING) and Lee Yool (HELLO MURDERER).

A classic Korean ghost story gets a horrifying new spin in THE MIMIC, as the mother of a missing child takes in a lost girl she finds in the woods and soon begins to wonder if she is even human.

** THE LIGHTHOUSE: Inspired by a terrifying true story, tells of two men trapped in an isolated lighthouse, surrounded by the deadly Irish sea, with both their minds ultimately pushed to the limits. Directed by Chris Crow, and nominated for five BAFTA awards including Best Director and Best Actor, winning Best Visual Effects, THE LIGHTHOUSE opens in select theaters July 6 and VOD July 10.

----- June 4, 2018 -----

** A QUIET PLACE: The box office hit debuts on Digital June 26, 2018 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD July 10 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The A QUIET PLACE Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD compatible), French 5.1 Dolby Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Audio, and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish, and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD in the Combo Pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 Dolby Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, Portuguese Dolby Audio and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese subtitles. The Combo Pack includes access to a Digital copy of the film as well as the following:

- Feature film in high definition
- Bonus Content:
- Creating the Quiet – Behind the Scenes of A QUIET PLACE
- The Sound of Darkness – Editing Sound for A QUIET PLACE
- A Reason for Silence – The Visual Effects of A QUIET PLACE
- Feature film in standard definition

** Alexandre Aja's CRAWL: The Hollywood Reporter has brings word that 26-year-old English actress Kaya Scodelario (THE MAZE RUNNER) has entered negotiations to star in the upcoming low-budget horror film for Paramount Pictures.

Helmed by Alexandre Aja, the man behind HAUTE TENSION, the film will follow a young woman in Florida trying to save her father during a Category 5 hurricane, only to find herself trapped in a flooded house and fighting for her life against alligators. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** SLENDER MAN: Distribution rights for the upcoming horror film are on the block following producers heated disagreements with Sony Pictures over its planned release. Basically Sony is pushing it as a low-budget, Blumhouse-esque release. Producers, however, are much more confident and want a wider release and bigger marketing push – and Sony is not willing to spend more on it.

So the producers have triggered a clause in their contract which allows them to solicit higher offers and have shown the film to several other studios and streaming giants. However, it is said those companies are also sceptical about the nearly completed picture's commercial potential.

This comes after Sony has already debuted a trailer and released posters and promotional images. The head of Sony's Screen Gems division wants to release the film, but the studio is also concerned about social media backlash. Joey King, Jaz Sinclair, and Julia Goldani Telles star in the film which presently remains set for an August 24th opening. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** SUSPIRIA remake: Here's some new posters for the upcoming film.

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