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June 26, 2009

TRUE BLOOD - Season 2 Review, Episode 3 & 4 Preview

Anna Paquin

 TRUE BLOOD was one the biggest surprises for genre fans last year. While vampires are a genre staple they'd stuck in the teeny-bopper crypt. The vampire genre got Buffy'd, it got Cullen'd, relegated to the domain of sad, awkward fangirls and the shower-deprived boys that love them. Who would have thought TRUE BLOOD would be any different? Not if you've read the novels. The Charlaine Harris penned books are remarkably silly as I discovered when I tried to read one after falling for the series. I remember the moment I knew TRUE BLOOD was something different. It came when I asked a young TWILIGHT fan if they were following the show. "Oh...I watched it once, but...my mom...my mom won't let me watch that show anymore." Thank you Alan Ball, the talent behind AMERICAN BEAUTY and SIX FEET UNDER. Finally a show about vampires that's not just super sexy and adult oriented, but also a lot of fun without being irritating. So, how's it holding up in it's second season?

If the first 4 episodes are any indication, we're off to excellent start! The show is expanding beyond Bon Temps, building surprising back-stories for supporting characters such as Jessica Hamby and Sam Merlotte. I'm especially intrigued by Jessica Hamby, played by Deborah Ann Woll. True Blood Season 2This young vampire Bill Compton was forced to turn wasn't seen much in season 1, but what I saw was annoying. She was grating and I loathed the idea of us having to spend more time with this her, especially when she was returned to the care of Bill. Maybe it was viewer feedback but she's got a lot more to do this season than just pout, whine, and look cute in a mini-skirt. It's a good thing too because by fleshing out the character we get to see more of Deborah Woll, an obviously talented young actress who has really helped me garner a strong sympathy with Jessica. It's a real testament to the strong writing on this show when a character can go from aggravating to arresting over the course of just four episodes.

Bill and Sookie (Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer) are back, of course. Episodes 3 & 4 are going to take them both out of Bon Temps for a bit. As I watched these episode I became a little concerned. The Bon Temp setting is so crucial the feel of the show. Don't you just wish we all had a place like Merlottes to go hang out in? The look and feel of TRUE BLOOD is all Bon Temps, and we rarely ventured out of the town in season one except to do a little detective work and for the occasional visit to Fangtasia. So...Bill and Sookie are off to Dallas on a bit of business for Eric. We'll see how things work out, but the first stop once they arrive is a vampire run hotel that has more than a few surprises (like vampire escort service anyone. Blonde, brunette, type-A positive...). If they can take them out of Bon Temps but keeps us entrenched in the weird vampire world I'm all for it.

Expect things to start to get a little wacky and lot weirder over the next two weeks as more and more of Maryanne (Michelle Forbes) strange motivations are revealed. What's she up to? Not sure yet... The first two episodes have made it clear she has a weird past with Sam Merlotte, and she reveals that she has some kind of power over him. It's not clear yet, but it's getting interesting.

True Blood Season 2The only aspect of this season I'm not quite sure of yet is Jason Stackhouse. He's involved in this evangelical anti-vampire Christian cult run by a Ralph Reed look-a-like. I know we got to know these people in season one, but we got to know them in the background, on TV, in the news. One of the aspects I liked so much about this show was that we were always aware of the politics of the world where the undead have come out of the closet. Having it the background added to the richness of the show, and really gave life to the world we were being introduced to. With these characters now in the foreground I hope the show can avoid the temptation to become preachy or overtly political. Besides, having Jason Stackhouse in Christian camp means he's wearing far more shirts than usual. For shame! More Ryan Kwanten, less clothing please.

R.I.P. MICHAEL JACKSON

While he was considered the "king of pop", I personally like to remember Michael Jackson as the guy who brought "zombies" (and horror in general) to the forefront of pop culture, a feat that no other artist in music before him had ever accomplished (or has since). Think about it - arguably his video for THRILLER is the most famous "zombie" movie ever made. It was the number 1 video in MTV's annual TOP 100 for as long as I could remember and it brought the terrifying concept of the living dead to households universally around the world.

To this day, I'm blown away by how many reenactments of the THRILLER dance still take place, whether it's in movies, prison cell or wedding parties. Hell, that video scared the crap out of me as a kid, especially the werewolf transformation, but I loved every second of it. And more importantly, I loved the making-of segment that was always shown on MTV prior to the airing of the video which essentially introduced me to the movie AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, director John Landis and FX legend Rick Baker.

Sure, I started out being fascinated by the black & white Universal monster movies as a little kid, and eventually by age 10 I discovered the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET flicks (which acted as my gate-way drug into the world of horror), but it was Michael Jackson's THRILLER that was one of the most influential things on me as a budding young horror fan. It was the one horror movie I could always trick my family members that didn't like horror into watching. And for that, I'm saddened that today, we lost Michael Jackson at age 50.

Rest in peace, Michael...


IT'S ALIVE Remake On DVD October 6th!

October 6th, 2009 is the release date listed on the First Look Studios website for their DVD of the IT'S ALIVE remake. Directed by Josef Rusnak from a script by Larry Cohen, Paul Sopocy, James Portolese (based on Larry Cohen's original film of the same name) and starring Bijou Phillips (HOSTEL: PART II, WIZARD OF GORE), James Murray (TV's PRIMEVAL), Skye Bennett (DARK FLOORS), Raphaël Coleman and Arkie Reece, IT'S ALIVE is a modern remake of the classic 1970s horror film. When a young woman (Bijou Phillips) learns that she is pregnant, she leaves graduate school to set up a home with her boyfriend in the country. The fate of the happy new family takes a gruesome turn when animals and people end up brutally dead – all with a strange connection to their newborn. Could their new child be the monster responsible for the gruesome murders? Check out the cover artwork and trailer below:



Rob Zombie's THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO On DVD September 22nd!

DVD Active got the cover art and release date for Rob Zombie's long awaited animated feature THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO, which hits both DVD and Blu-Ray on September 22nd. Directed by Zombie along with Mr. Lawrence and Carey Yost, EL SUPERBEASTO features the voices of Rosario Dawson, Paul Giamatti, Sheri Moon Zombie, Brian Posehn, Danny Trejo, Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, Clint Howard, Dee Wallace, Geoffrey Lewis, Daniel Roebuck, Cassandra Peterson (Elvira!), Ken Foree and many, many more. Check out the cover art below! We'll have more info from distributors Anchor Bay Entertainment soon enough!


New Trailer For NEW TERMINAL HOTEL!

Below you can find a new trailer for NEW TERMINAL HOTEL, the latest feature from writer/director BC Furtney, which stars Stephen Geoffreys (FRIGHT NIGHT), Tiffany Shepis, Ezra Buzzington (ROB ZOMBIE'S H2, THE HILLS HAVE EYES), Corey Haim (THE LOST BOYS) and Laura Leigh. Geoffreys plays Don Malek, a horror screenwriter whose sanity comes into question when he checks himself into the "new terminal hotel". Shepis plays his agent who eventually tracks him down in the hotel only to discover a body in his bathtub. From there, the other strange residents of the new terminal come into play and things aren't quite as they seem! Watch the new trailer below!

NEW TERMINAL HOTEL Trailer from BC Furtney on Vimeo.



No release date is set yet, but we'll keep you posted. In the meantime, for more info, visit: www.bcfurtney.net. And make sure to check out pictures from the LA FANGO panel for NEW TERMINAL HOTEL moderated by ICONS own Robg right HERE!

DAYBREAKERS Trailer!

Where the hell did this movie come from?! The teaser poster and trailer for DAYBREAKERS starring Ethan Hawke, Vince Colosimo, Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill & Claudia Karvan has debuted over on Yahoo. In a near-future world conquered by vampires, a small band of humans fight to bring back humankind.The flick was written & directed by Michael and Peter Spierig, the duo behind the cult hit UNDEAD. DAYBREAKERS opens in theaters January 8th, 2010! Check out the trailer below!




Magnet to Unleash THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL!

The Wagner/Cuban Companies' Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, announced today that it has acquired U.S. rights to Ti West's critically acclaimed horror film THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL. A terrifically crafted homage to 80s horror masterpieces, the film premiered at Tribeca earlier this year and is sure to be an instant classic among genre fans, expertly building a mood of mounting dread to a shockingly terrifying climax. Director West, who was recently tapped by Hollywood to direct a high profile sequel, THE HAUNTING IN GEORGIA, has been regarded as something of a horror wunderkind since 2005’s THE ROOST, and THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL unquestionably fulfills that promise.

The deal was negotiated by Magnolia’s Senior Vice President Tom Quinn with Josh Braun of Submarine and Roger Kass of RingTheJing Entertainment, on behalf of MPI Media Group, Glass Eye PIX, RingTheJing Entertainment and Constructovision.

Magnet is excited to release THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL as part of the Magnolia/Magnet Ultra VOD program, which will offer home viewers a chance to see the film a month before it debuts theatrically. Magnet plans to launch the film on VOD late September 2009, with a theatrical release timed to Halloween.

THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL stars the sexy Jocelin Donahue stars as college student Samantha Hughes who takes a babysitting job in a remote mansion with her good friend Megan (indie favorite Greta Gerwig). She’s desperate for money and the pay is good, but something feels wrong, and Samantha quickly realizes that the girls are trapped. As a lunar eclipse darkens the night sky, she realizes that her employers—cult favorites Tom Noonan (MANHUNTER) and Mary Woronov (ROCK AND ROLL HIGH SCHOOL)—have something truly terrifying in store for them. (Pfft... the film also stars THE SIGNAL's AJ Bowen!)

“Ti West is without a doubt one of the biggest talents in horror right now,” said Magnet/Magnolia SVP and Head of Acquisitions Tom Quinn . “THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL is smart, truly scary, and an awesome throwback to what made 80s horror great. This kind of film is what Magnet is all about.”

“Eamonn Bowles and Tom Quinn have been enthusiastic supporters of this film from the very beginning,” said Greg Newman of MPI Media Group. “We are pleased that the film has found a home with Magnet/Magnolia, a company that truly appreciates the genre and will give the film an expertly crafted release.”

"I'm psyched we found such a great home at Magnolia Pictures,” said director Ti West. “They continue to release interesting and progressive content and have one of the most impressive slates of independent film to date. They are the perfect fit for THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL."

THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL was produced by Roger Kass, Josh Braun, Larry Fessenden and Peter Phok with Executive Producers Malik B Ali, Badie Ali, Hamza Ali and Greg Newman. Ti West wrote, directed and edited the film.

Check out the trailer below:




Trailer To Richard Kelly's THE BOX!

Below you'll find the first trailer for Richard Kelly's (DONNIE DARKO, SOUTHLAND TALES) latest feature THE BOX, which debuted earlier today on the Moviefone site. Based on the Richard Matherson story BUTTON BUTTON, THE BOX stars Cameron Diaz, James Marsden and Frank Langella will now hit theaters on October 30th, 2009. The synopsis is after the embedded trailer:



THE BOX - Norma and Arthur Lewis are a suburban couple with a young child who receive an anonymous gift bearing fatal and irrevocable consequences. A simple wooden box, it promises to deliver its owner $1 million with the press of a button. However, pressing this button will simultaneously cause the death of another human being somewhere in the world...someone they don't know. With just 24 hours to have the box in their possession, Norma and Arthur find themselves in the crosshairs of a startling moral dilemma and face the true nature of their humanity.


Is The Full GRINDHOUSE Coming To Blu-Ray?

Are we finally going to get to see the original 3 hour theatrical version of Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez's GRINDHOUSE when it hits Blu-Ray on August 11th? If this rumor holds any truth, it's very possible. Blu-Ray.com posted the following: "An early announcement to retailers indicates that Genius Products and The Weinstein Company are set to release Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's 'Grindhouse' on Blu-ray on August 11. No edition details are available, other than this would be a two-disc set, but it may well be the theatrical Grindhouse double feature"

It seems the Blu-Ray release is being timed with Tarantino's latest THE INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS. No word on if the 2 disc set sports the full theatrical experience or both films seperated onto 2 discs (the way they were released on DVD) but we're hoping Disc One will have the 3 hour cut with the fictious trailers and Disc Two will cart over all the extras from the previous release. More when we hear it!


June 25, 2009

SORORITY ROW Moved Up To September 11th Release!

Quick news bit. Summit Entertainment has moved up their initial October 2nd release date for SORORITY ROW, which will now open on September 11th. The new date gives them a little less competition from other genre fare opening in October. More when we hear it!

An update/remake of Mark Rosman's 1983 THE HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW, the new version was directed by Stewart Hendler from a script by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger. It stars (cutie) Briana Evigan (S. DARKO, FEAR ITSELF: NEW YEAR'S DAY), Rumer Willis, Audrina Patridge (INTO THE BLUE 2) and Carrie Fisher. Visit the official website over at thetapi-ordie.com.

Check out the trailer:




"My Dad Is Killer" - Teaser Promo For DEXTER SEASON 4!

Kudos to Showtime's marketing people for always coming up with something slightly sick & twisted when it comes to their hit series DEXTER, which returns with new episodes on September 27th for it's 4th season! (Slightly spoiler-ish territory ahead) As revealed in the first episode of Season 3, Dexter's girlfriend, now wife were expecting a little tot. Looks like lil' Morgan will be one of this season's many plotlines, along with new comer John Lithgow who'll be portraying Walter Simmons, the "Trinity Killer".


John Lithgow also joins recently announced cast member Courtney Ford. (Read all about Lithgow's casting at our previous news post HERE and Courtney Ford's HERE!) Season 3 hits store shelves on August 18th, while Season 4 will begins airing September 27th on Showtime. DEXTER stars Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Julie Benz, James Remar, David Zayas, Lauren Vélez and C.S. Lee.

2 More Character Posters From Tim Burton's ALICE IN WONDERLAND!

A few days ago, we got a nice sneak peek at some character posters of Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway in Tim Burton's upcoming redux of ALICE IN WONDERLAND. Yahoo has added 2 more teaser character posters, one of Alice herself and Tweedledee & Tweedledum. (Pictured below!)



In the film, 17-year-old Alice returns to Wonderland and encounters the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, the Red Queen, and the other absurd and amazing characters from Lewis Carroll's books. Tim Burton's version stars Alan Rickman (as Caterpillar), legendary Christopher Lee (as Jabberwock), Helena Bonham Carter (as the Red Queen), Anne Hathaway (as the White Queen), Mia Wasikowska as Alice and of course, Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter. (See pics of them in our previous news post HERE!)

The film is currently slated for a March 5th, 2010 release date. More when we hear it!

More Behind-The-Scenes Pics From HALLOWEEN 2!

Rob Zombie shared a few behind the scenes photos from the HALLOWEEN 2 shoot via his My Space blog. Check 'em out before for a glimpse at the making of the movie:





See the latest trailers right HERE as well as a new TV Spot right HERE! See the latest behind-the-scenes video right HERE. Make sure to check out the trailer to HALLOWEEN 2 right HERE. Latest theatrical one-sheet poster right HERE! New pic of the pumpkin "dream" sequence character HERE! New pic of Sheriff Brackett right HERE! New pic of Loomis and a new poster can be seen right HERE! Check out the 2 latest images of Michael Myers right HERE! Watch another video clip from our last post HERE! Don't forget to read our brand new FRIGHT exclusive interview with ROB ZOMBIE by clicking the frame below!



Rob Zombie returns to write and direct HALLOWEEN 2, which stars Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif, Sherri Moon Zombie, Danielle Harris, Brea Grant, Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams, Margot Kidder, Daniel Roebuck, Chase Wright Vanek, Dayton Callie, Richard Brake, Matt Bush, Howard Hesseman, Bill Fagerbakke, Ezra Buzzington, Jeff Daniel Phillips & Mark Christopher Lawrence. H2 hits theaters this August 28th!

Make sure to read our set reports from H2 by clicking the images below!

HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART ONE: FX ARTIST WAYNE TOTH! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART TWO: PRODUCER MALEK AKKAD! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART THREE: PRODUCER ANDY GOULD! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART FOUR: ACTRESS SCOUT TAYLOR-COMPTON! (Click image below to read it!)


4 TV Spots For THE ORPHAN!

Below you'll find 4 new TV spots for THE ORPHAN, the new film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (HOUSE OF WAX) from a script by David Johnson (based on the story by Alex Mace), which stars Peter Sarsgaard, Vera Farmiga, CCH Pounder and Isabelle Fuhrman. Check out the spots, synopsis and theatrical one sheet poster below!









THE ORPHAN - The tragic loss of their unborn child has devastated Kate and John, taking a toll on both their marriage and Kate's fragile psyche as she is plagued by nightmares and haunted by demons from her past. Struggling to regain some semblance of normalcy in their lives, the couple decides to adopt another child. At the local orphanage, both John and Kate find themselves strangely drawn to a young girl named Esther. Almost as soon as they welcome Esther into their home, however, an alarming series of events begins to unfold, leading Kate to believe that there's something wrong with Esther--this seemingly angelic little girl is not what she appears to be. Concerned for the safety of her family, Kate tries to get John and others to see past Esther's sweet facade. But her warnings go unheeded until it may be too late...for everyone.


ANTICHRIST Gets Limited NY/LA Pre-Halloween Theatrical Run!

Lar von Trier's new movie ANTICHRIST, will play a pre-Halloween release in Los Angeles and New York, starting Oct. 23 courtesy of IFC according to Variety. According to the article, "IFC will widen the theatrical release after the platform launch. The company, which usually releases theatrical titles simultaneously on video-on-demand, has set a VOD date of Oct. 21 for "ANTICHRIST." More details when we hear 'em!


In ANTICHRIST, a grieving couple retreat to 'Eden', their isolated cabin in the woods, where they hope to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse… Directed by Lar von Trier from a script by von Trier and Anders Thomas Jensen, ANTICHRIST stars Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourgh (daughter of the French singer/songwriter). Again, see the trailer HERE!

NEW MOON Movie Tie-In Book Cover Revealed!

EW got a look at the new cover artwork for the upcoming re-release of the novel NEW MOON by Stephenie Meyer meant to (of course) tie-in with the new movie THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON. Have a peek below:


No official date on when this new version will hit book stores, but I'd imagine it'd be in November just in time for the new film.

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Dakota Fanning, Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon, Tyson Houseman, Nikki Reed, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Jackson Rathbone, Edi Gathegi, Rachelle Lefevre, Ashley Greene, Billy Burke, Cam Cigandet, Kellan Lutz & Anna Kendrick. Chris Weitz directs.

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON - Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with the irresistible Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). Suddenly she finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, and finds her loyalties tested. (In theaters November 20, 2009)

June 22, 2009

FEAR ITSELF: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON Comes To DVD September 15th!

Lionsgate has announced that FEAR ITSELF: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON will finally be released on DVD on September 15th. I say finally because only 8 of the 13 episodes aired on NBC during the show's initial run. The boxed set will feature all 13 episodes (4 of which are "director's cuts") spread out through 4 discs. Each episode will sport a bonus featurette titled "Recipe Of Fear" with cast & crew interviews. Box art, as well as the complete press release is below:



Fear Itself
Today's most talented horror directors and writers including John Landis (An American Werewolf in London), Ronny Yu (Freddy vs. Jason), Mary Harron (American Psycho), Victor Salva (Jeepers Creepers), Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw IV),  Sean Hood (Halloween: Resurrection) and Rupert Wainwright (The Fog) have teamed up to create a unique television experience that leaves viewers with nothing to fear but Fear ItselfFear Itself on DVD features 13 episodes, including four director's cut and five unaired episodes, from the chilling series that aired on NBC during the summer of 2008.  The episodes - "Eater," "The Sacrifice," "Community," "In Sickness & In Health," "Spooked," "The Family Man," "New Year's Day," "Skin and Bones," "Something With Bite," "The Spirit Box," "Chance," "Echoes," and "The Circle" - feature great casts including Elisabeth Moss (TV's "Mad Men"), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Clifton Collins Jr. (Star Trek) and James Roday (TV's "Psych").  In addition, each episode on the DVD includes a "Recipe for Fear" making of featurette that contains cast and director interviews along with behind the scenes footage that addresses what they each think is scary to them, and how they brought that to their short film.  The 4-disc DVD set is encased in special collector's edition skeleton tombstone packaging.
Pricing: DVD $29.98 (4-Disc Set)

UPDATED! Brand New Trailer For Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN 2!

Below you'll find the latest trailer for Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN II! Apparently, this trailer debuted last night during the Guys Choice awards. A newer revised version will debut on Yahoo soon enough. In the meantime, take a gander below, while it lasts! Consider it slightly spoiler-ish. (Also check out the latest TV spot at our previous post HERE!)



UPDATE: The new "officiall" trailer has just debuted over at Yahoo's website. It's different from the above version, so check it out right HERE or right below!

Halloween II - Theatrical Trailer


Rob Zombie returns to write and direct HALLOWEEN 2, which stars Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif, Sherri Moon Zombie, Danielle Harris, Brea Grant, Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams, Margot Kidder, Daniel Roebuck, Chase Wright Vanek, Dayton Callie, Richard Brake, Matt Bush, Howard Hesseman, Bill Fagerbakke, Ezra Buzzington, Jeff Daniel Phillips & Mark Christopher Lawrence. H2 hits theaters this August 28th!

Latest theatrical one-sheet poster right HERE! New pic of the pumpkin "dream" sequence character HERE! New pic of Sheriff Brackett right HERE! New pic of Loomis and a new poster can be seen right HERE! Check out the 2 latest images of Michael Myers right HERE! See the latest behind-the-scenes video right HERE. Make sure to check out the trailer to HALLOWEEN 2 right HERE & be on the look out for the new trailer shortly. Watch another video clip from our last post HERE! Don't forget to read our brand new FRIGHT exclusive interview with ROB ZOMBIE by clicking the frame below!



Make sure to read our set reports from H2 by clicking the images below!

HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART ONE: FX ARTIST WAYNE TOTH! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART TWO: PRODUCER MALEK AKKAD! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART THREE: PRODUCER ANDY GOULD! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART FOUR: ACTRESS SCOUT TAYLOR-COMPTON! (Click image below to read it!)


GRACE Video Clip From The USC Screening!

A movie that's been generating a lot of buzz this past year has been writer/director Paul Solet's debut feature GRACE. Last week, a screening was held over at USC and the venue was filled to capacity by audience members eager to get a glimpse at this little flick. Below is a video clip from the event (complete with audience reactions) so you can see what you missed!



Rumor has it GRACE will see a limited theatrical release later this year before debuting on DVD courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment. We'll keep you posted on all the details when we hear 'em!

Produced by Adam Green (HATCHET, SPIRAL) & Cory Neal from Ariescope with Anchor Bay Entertainment, GRACE stars Jordan Ladd (CABIN FEVER, DEATH PROOF), Gabrielle Rose, Malcolm Stewart, Samantha Ferris, Stephen Park & Serge Houde.



Click HERE or the image below to read a complete transcript from the Q & A session from Sundance!



You can check out an ICONS exclusive chat with Paul Solet about the making of GRACE HERE or by clicking the image below:



Watch the original GRACE short film with Liza Wiel and Brian Austin Green (as well as a behind the scenes making-of video) at our previous news post HERE! See Adam Green's ICONS exclusive message from the set of GRACE right HERE!

Click the frame to read our vintage FRIGHT exclusive interview with PAUL SOLET!

 

First Look At Johnny Depp In Tim Burton's ALICE IN WONDERLAND!

USA Today has revealed several pictures from Tim Burton's upcoming ALICE IN WONDERLAND, along with interactive tours of the world within the film. (Pretty cool, you have to see it for yourself!) The publication spoke with producer Richard Zanuck about Burton's re-interpretation of Lewis Carroll classic.

"It has been Burton-ized," says Zanuck. "We finished shooting in December after only 40 days." And now the live elements are being merged with CG animation motion-capture creatures later to be converted to 3D. Linda Woolverton provided the script for this version, which also stars Alan Rickman (as Caterpillar), legendary Christopher Lee (as Jabberwock), Helena Bonham Carter (as the Red Queen), Anne Hathaway (as the White Queen), Mia Wasikowska as Alice and of course, Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter. (Pictured below!)


This looks a little on the scary side (which I love since I miss scary children's movies), but Zanuck assures readers that kids can handle it. "The book itself is pretty dark. This is for little people and people who read it when they were little 50 years ago." More when we hear it!



JESSICKA RABID DVD Details!

DVD details have been announced for the indie flick JESSICKA RABID, the new movie from filmmaker Matthew Reel starring Elske McCain & Trent Haaga. While a release date has yet to be locked down, Plan 10 Pictures will be handling distribution and the DVD is now available for pre-order via the website: http://www.jessickarabid.com.

Special features include:
- Behind the Scenes Featurette
- The Lloyd Kaufman Outtakes
- THE ASHTRAY, a short film by Matthew Reel
- "Rabies is a Killer", previously unreleased 1980 music video by Agony Bag
- Assorted Trailers

Below you'll find the DVD cover art, the full press release and the latest trailer for JESSICKA RABBID. More when we hear it!



Jessicka Rabid promo


JESSICKA RABID is finally making its way to DVD! The feature film was produced by Troma alumni, Elske McCain (Gimme Skelter/Poultrygeist) and directed by Matthew Reel, and underground filmmaker who is proud to make his feature film debut. The film has been picked up by Plan 10 Pictures, a company started by indie filmmakers Tom Devlin and Lola Wallace.

A dysfunctional family, the Hoffmans, have been living their lives in a veil of secrecy. Incest, rape are a part of their everyday lives. A product of which, is Jessicka (Elske). After years of nameless abuse of her family and neighbors, Jessicka has been reduced to something less than human. She's more of a family pet than she is a true member of the family. Jessicka is the tragic character brought up from her surroundings, and suddenly finds her opportunity for revenge.

The film had made its debut last year to critical acclaim, being noted not only for its avant-garde approach to the classic grindhouse rape/revenge film, but also for its performances. The film’s headliners are Elske McCain who portrays Jessicka with an understated, yet tortured performance. The film also stars cult film veteran, Trent Haaga (Terror Firmer/Bonnie & Clyde vs. Dracula) as Marley Hoffman, a petty criminal who is desperately trying to hold the remains of his family together while keeping his temper. Rounding out the cast are Jeff Sisson, who plays the film’s antagonist, and newcomer Cisiany Olivar as Abby.

JESSICKA features a haunting original score by composer Mario Salvucci. His music recalls the best of classic music scores, recalling Goblin and Ennio Morricone. The score also features a previously unreleased version of “Rabies is a Killer”, a song by Clive Jones of Black Widow and Agony Bag.

The DVD will have many special features including “The Ashtray”, a short film by Matthew Reel. Also included will be a behind the scenes featurette, Lloyd Kaufman’s outtakes, an unreleased music video for the song “Rabies is a Killer” by Agony Bag (1980) and trailers.

TV Spot For Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN 2!

Whoops! Must've missed this one while I was trekking cross-country last week - but the Dimension Horror You Tube page posted a new 60 second TV spot for Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN II. There's a bit of new footage in this commercial, including quick glimpses of the dream sequence characters, Sheriff Brackett getting ready to kick some ass and Michael Myers doing some hardcore damage. Check it out below!



Rob Zombie returns to write and direct HALLOWEEN 2, which stars Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif, Sherri Moon Zombie, Danielle Harris, Brea Grant, Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams, Margot Kidder, Daniel Roebuck, Chase Wright Vanek, Dayton Callie, Richard Brake, Matt Bush, Howard Hesseman, Bill Fagerbakke, Ezra Buzzington, Jeff Daniel Phillips & Mark Christopher Lawrence. H2 hits theaters this August 28th!


Latest theatrical one-sheet poster right HERE! New pic of the pumpkin "dream" sequence character HERE! New pic of Sheriff Brackett right HERE! New pic of Loomis and a new poster can be seen right HERE! Check out the 2 latest images of Michael Myers right HERE! See the latest behind-the-scenes video right HERE. Make sure to check out the trailer to HALLOWEEN 2 right HERE & be on the look out for the new trailer shortly. Watch another video clip from our last post HERE! Don't forget to read our brand new FRIGHT exclusive interview with ROB ZOMBIE by clicking the frame below!



Make sure to read our set reports from H2 by clicking the images below!

HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART ONE: FX ARTIST WAYNE TOTH! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART TWO: PRODUCER MALEK AKKAD! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART THREE: PRODUCER ANDY GOULD! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART FOUR: ACTRESS SCOUT TAYLOR-COMPTON! (Click image below to read it!)


June 21, 2009

UPDATED: No SCREAM 4 For Neve Campbell?

Word has been swirling around for a bit now about writer Kevin Williamson's intention to relaunch the SCREAM franchise with a brand new SCREAM trilogy, starting with SCREAM 4. While David Arquette & Courteney Cox are rumored to be coming back, and director Wes Craven at least considering it pending his first read of the script, it seems we won't be seeing lead actress Neve Campbell reprising her role as Sydney Prescott, unless she has a sudden change of heart.

Williamson wrote via his Twitter, "Trying to figure out a Sid-less scenario. She won't do it. This sucks."

UPDATE: Williamson wrote into PopWrap with the following about this story, "I've had numerous conversations with Neve. She's a friend. Nicest girl on the planet. It just ain't workin' out and it sucks for me. It was no cameo. I'd never play Sid out that way. :) And I ain't got no Sid-less scenario. So, I don't know yet what to do. Hate all the wrong info circulating. My fault. There's a learning curve with Twitter. I gotta watch it. :)kev"

You can follow Kevin Williamson via Twitter right HERE. More on SCREAM 4 as it develops.


 

CONVENTION REPORT: MONSTERPALOOZA 2009, BURBANK, CA!

MONSTERPALOOZA!

Hey fright fans, Jsyn here, and do I have a doozy of a convention report for you!

As a native New Yorker recently transplanted to Hollywoodland, I tend to tell it like it is and sometimes that gets me into trouble. Nevertheless, like you, I am a horror enthusiast who works hard for his money, especially in these troubled economic times. And frankly, I have stopped attending conventions with the frequency that I used to because it’s simply become too expensive and, worse, I am usually let down with the overall quality of the event. Like most convention goers, I despise feeling ripped-off by high ticket prices, higher parking fees and almost criminal prices for food and beverages. Also, I am not much of an autograph collector, and that seems to be a major aspect of most of these shows. It’s not even about actually meeting and interacting with these celebrities anymore, as long as they make a buck. Where did the magic go, the event mentality? Don’t we deserve more than to be charged for the privilege of being herded into a glorified, oversold flea market of the same bootleg dvds we can find online, with “celebrities” and their “managers” trying to rip us off further, while the venue gouges us even deeper? Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind spending the money as long as I feel like I’ve got my moneys worth.

When I go to a genre-related convention, I want to see things I cannot see anywhere else. I want to roam aisles jam packed with cool stuff, assorted oddities, original art and items I never knew existed! I especially like to speak to interesting artists directly, ask questions, learn and experience things I would not be able to by just searching on Google. And if I’m going to an event that has the word “horror” or “monster” in the name, I better be horrified and/or see some fucking monsters!

Last week I attended what was by far the highlight of my convention going experiences of my adult years: MONSTERPALOOZA.

And let me tell ya… here be MONSTERS!

Everything from the organization of the event to the talent collected to the panel discussions to the vendors to the ticket value and the location were nothing short of top-notch. I was so thoroughly impressed with every aspect of this event that words were simply not enough! I decided to present you Fright Fiends with an entire week worth of video programming, shot and assembled by the notorious Brian Smith, so you can see for yourselves!

MONSTERPALOOZA was simply a return to form to the genre conventions I remember from my youth; an exciting event, painstakingly organized by people who actually care about the genre and the fans they are catering to. Most importantly, it was fun. If you are an aspiring special makeup effects artist, you definitely came to the right place. I’m a grown man and I thought the live Jack Pierce presentation (where an actor made up to look uncannily like Mr. Pierce talks about his life in first person) was, I daresay, educational! It’s refreshing to see an event devoted to the art of all things related to “monster makeup” without the stuffiness that sometimes accompanies the term “makeup artist”.

Another thing I must mention briefly was the venue: the beautifully revamped and convention-friendly Burbank Marriot. This same venue hosted FANGORIA up until this year when it moved to the Staples Center. Quite honestly, I have no idea why they moved from this location. Besides being convenient to get to by car, bus, or even plane, there are a whole slew of new affordable eateries all within walking distance; as well as the close proximity to some of our favorite satellite stops in Burbank like Dark Delicacies and Hyaena Gallery. If you were visiting the convention from out of state, this venue was definitely the most value for your travel dollar.

My hat is off to MONSTERPALOOZA mastermind Eliot Brodsky, a conscientious event promoter and a man who clearly loves this stuff as much as we do. Please watch the videos below and be sure to visit Eliot’s site: www.rubberroom101.com

I will be anxiously awaiting next year’s show. Until then, enjoy the videos Fright Fans!

~Jsyn


Montage:

Here is a quick recap of the overall show, with literally hundreds of amazing things to see; everything from custom masks to makeup demonstrations to sculptures to original art. The highlight being an amazing rebuild of the King Kong from Don Post Studios as featured in Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, courtesy of ADI. Keep in mind this is just the main area of the show. Wait till you see the Museum!



Museum:

The Museum at Monsterpalooza was, by far, one of the coolest elements of the show.
Filled with amazing, original props fabricated by the likes of Amalgamated Dynamics, KNB EFX, Steve Wang, Jordu Schell and many others; it was a monster and effects enthusiasts dream come true. Get up close and personal with truly jaw-dropping likenesses of Karloff as Frankenstein's Monster and Bela Lugosi as Dracula courtesy of artist Mike Hill, as well as a simply astounding recreation of Vincent Price in 'The Pit and the Pendulum' by artist Russ Lukich.
Major kudos to Monsterpalooza, the curators, and all the artists who contributed to the Museum!



Vendors:

Here are just a few of the great vendors at MONSTERPALOOZA, who weren’t just there selling their wares; they were performing live demos and happily chatting and answering questions with convention goers. Rusty Slusser of SPFX Masks was there talking up his incredible line of masks that you have to see to believe. Master mold maker Pedro Valdez of Valdez Tools presented his new instructional dvd, as well as his complete line of handcrafted sculpting tools. Also, master painter and extreme artist Tim Gore was at the Coast Airbrush booth demonstrating some top of the line tools and techniques. And this was just a fraction of the friendly, talented artists in the vendors area, folks!

Visit: www.spfxmasks.com
www.coastairbrush.com



Howard Berger:

Here’s Academy Award winning makeup artist and super nice guy Howard Berger giving us an exclusive heads-up on some of the groovy goings-on over at KNB EFX!



Phantom Harbor:

Longtime special effects veteran Shannon Shea talks to us about his spooky new website for the younger set of monster fans, “Phantom Harbor”. There is something so inherently cool about Phantom Harbor, young or old, I think you’ll really dig it. Enjoy!
www.phantomharbor.com




June 20, 2009

New HALLOWEEN 2 Theatrical One-Sheet Poster!

Yet again, Rob Zombie unveiled the new theatrical one sheet poster for HALLOWEEN II via his My Space blog. Take a peek at it below!



New pic of the pumpkin "dream" sequence character HERE! New pic of Sheriff Brackett right HERE! New pic of Loomis and a new poster can be seen right HERE! Check out the 2 latest images of Michael Myers right HERE! See the latest behind-the-scenes video right HERE. Make sure to check out the trailer to HALLOWEEN 2 right HERE & be on the look out for the new trailer shortly. Watch another video clip from our last post HERE! Don't forget to read our brand new FRIGHT exclusive interview with ROB ZOMBIE by clicking the frame below!



Rob Zombie returns to write and direct HALLOWEEN 2, which stars Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif, Sherri Moon Zombie, Danielle Harris, Brea Grant, Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams, Margot Kidder, Daniel Roebuck, Chase Wright Vanek, Dayton Callie, Richard Brake, Matt Bush, Howard Hesseman, Bill Fagerbakke, Ezra Buzzington, Jeff Daniel Phillips & Mark Christopher Lawrence. H2 hits theaters this August 28th!

Make sure to read our set reports from H2 by clicking the images below!

HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART ONE: FX ARTIST WAYNE TOTH! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART TWO: PRODUCER MALEK AKKAD! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART THREE: PRODUCER ANDY GOULD! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART FOUR: ACTRESS SCOUT TAYLOR-COMPTON! (Click image below to read it!)


ZOMBIELAND Trailer & Images!

The first trailer for the horror-comedy ZOMBIELAND has debuted courtesy of Apple! Directed by Ruben Fleischer from a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, ZOMBIELAND stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone & Abigail Breslin. Watch it HERE in high quality or embedded below! (Also check out some pictures beneath the synopsis from Ain't It Cool!) In theaters October 9th, 2009!



Synopsis: Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) doesn’t have fears. If he did, he’d kick their ever-living ass. In a world overrun by zombies, these two are perfectly evolved survivors. But now, they’re about to stare down the most terrifying prospect of all: each other.




FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 7 & 8 DELUXE EDITIONS Coming September 15th!

Hopefully by now, fellow Jason Voorhees fans have had a chance to devour all the great special features on the "DELUXE EDITIONS" of FRIDAY THE 13TH Parts 4 through 6 which came out earlier this week. Well, Parts 7 & 8 are officially on queue for release September 15th! Below is the DVD cover artwork and special feature listings! We'll have an extensive interview with "Deluxe Edition" DVD producer Dan Farrands shortly, so check back for that soon!

FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VII: THE NEW BLOOD

• Commentary: - Killer Commentary by director John Carl Buechler and actors Lar Park Lincoln and Kane Hodder
Jason's Destroyer: The Making of Friday the 13th Part VII
Mind Over Matter: The Truth about Telekinesis
Makeover by Maddy: Need a Little Touch-Up Work, My Ass
Slashed Scenes Intro
Slashed Scenes

FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN

• Commentary: - Killer Commentary by writer/director Rob Hedden and actors Jensen Daggett and Kane Hodder
New York Has A New Problem - The Making of Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
Gag Reel
Slashed Scenes



Tease Of The "Dream" Sequence Characters In HALLOWEEN 2!

If you recall, back when we did out set report for Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN II and we chatted with FX artist Wayne Toth, we caught glimpse of a bunch of character pictures that we can only describe as surreal. They're intended for several of the dream sequences in the upcoming sequel and now Zombie himself is giving a tease of what we saw via his My Space blog. Check out this bizarre pumpkin-headed looking creature below.



Between this and the Michael Myers half-mask, I'm intrigued! New pic of Sheriff Brackett right HERE! New pic of Loomis and a new poster can be seen right HERE! Check out the 2 latest images of Michael Myers right HERE! See the latest behind-the-scenes video right HERE. Make sure to check out the trailer to HALLOWEEN 2 right HERE & be on the look out for the new trailer shortly. Watch another video clip from our last post HERE! Don't forget to read our brand new FRIGHT exclusive interview with ROB ZOMBIE by clicking the frame below!



Rob Zombie returns to write and direct HALLOWEEN 2, which stars Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif, Sherri Moon Zombie, Danielle Harris, Brea Grant, Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams, Margot Kidder, Daniel Roebuck, Chase Wright Vanek, Dayton Callie, Richard Brake, Matt Bush, Howard Hesseman, Bill Fagerbakke, Ezra Buzzington, Jeff Daniel Phillips & Mark Christopher Lawrence. H2 hits theaters this August 28th!

Make sure to read our set reports from H2 by clicking the images below!

HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART ONE: FX ARTIST WAYNE TOTH! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART TWO: PRODUCER MALEK AKKAD! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART THREE: PRODUCER ANDY GOULD! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART FOUR: ACTRESS SCOUT TAYLOR-COMPTON! (Click image below to read it!)

June 19, 2009

THE COLLECTOR (AKA MIDNIGHT MAN) Hits Theaters July 31st!

Liddell Entertainment has acquired U.S. theatrical rights to Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton's home invasion horror-thriller THE COLLECTOR (formally MIDNIGHT MAN), it was announced today by Mickey Liddell, President of Liddell Entertainment. Directed by Dunstan, from an original script by Dunstan and Melton, THE COLLECTOR is set for wide release on July 31, 2009.


The project, produced by Fortress Features’ Brett Forbes and Patrick Rizzotti and Imaginarium Entertainment Group’s Julie Richardson, stars Josh Stewart (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Criminal Minds), Daniella Alonso (Friday Night Lights, The Hills Have Eyes 2), Michael Reilly Burke (Lincoln Heights, 24), Andrea Roth (Rescue Me, War), Madeline Zima (Californication, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle), Karley Scott-Collins (Pulse 2, The Class), Robert Wisdom (The Wire, The Forgotten) and Juan Fernandez (The Lost City, A Man Apart).

THE COLLECTOR follows the story of handyman and ex-con Arkin, who aims to repay a debt to his ex-wife by robbing his new employer’s country home. Unfortunately for Arkin, a far worse enemy has already laid claim to the property – and the family. As the seconds tick down to midnight, Arkin becomes a reluctant hero trapped by a masked “Collector” in a maze of lethal invention – the Spanish Inquisition as imagined by Rube Goldberg – while trying to rescue the very family he came to rob.

Dunstan and Melton, who came into the national spotlight for their winning screenplay FEAST on Project Greenlight’s third season, have been shepherding the Saw franchise for the past three installments, having written SAW IV, SAW V and the upcoming SAW VI.

“Marcus and Patrick have come up with a unique twist on the home invasion thriller that we think will have people gripping their seats,” said Liddell. “With its stylized blend of action and horror, the movie delivers on every level.”

“In a summer boasting fist-fighting robots and 3-D floating homes, Mickey and his team are more than up to the challenge of delivering an adult horror-thriller to moviegoers seeking a shock to the system,” added Dunstan and Melton. “We're beyond lucky to have such a passionate force behind a film we can't wait to unleash.”

The film will be released through Freestyle Releasing, whom Liddell previously partnered with on The Haunting of Molly Hartley. Liddell was repped in the deal by Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton.

Visit the official website: http://www.thecollector-movie.com

John Carpenter's THE WARD Starts Shooting Next Month!

After several years of false starts on various projects, it looks like John Carpenter will finally get back behind the camera next month to shoot his new flick THE WARD. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Danielle Panabaker (FRIDAY THE 13TH) will star opposite Amber Heard & Mamie Gummer in the "psychological horror thriller".


According to their article, "The story follows a girl (Heard) who is admitted to a psychiatric ward, meets other girls there with distinct personalities and discovers a mysterious girl haunting the halls at night. Panabaker plays a patient in the institution, a snobbish girl who flirts with orderlies and faces electroshock therapy."

Michael and Shawn Rasmussen wrote the script, with revisions by Jim Agnew and Sean Keller (the duo behind Dario Argento's latest GIALLO with Adrian Brody)!

Also of note is that the film is being produced by Echo Lake Entertainment and A Bigger Boat, Peter Block's new production company which just produced Adam Green's latest movie FROZEN. We'll keep you posted on Carpenter's latest when we hear more!


The Trailer To THE STEPFATHER!

I don't know... I really love the hell outta the original STEPFATHER. Hell, I love Jeff Burr's THE STEPFATHER 2: MAKE ROOM FOR DADDY. I like Dylan Walsh a lot, but can he fill Terry O'Quinn's shoes? Check out the new trailer to THE STEPFATHER remake below and decide for yourself. (Courtesy of Myspace.com/TrailerPark)

The Stepfather - In Theaters this October


THE STEPFATHER remake is rumored to borrow elements from the first 2 original movies. You can read our FRIGHT exclusive interview with STEPFATHER 2 director JEFF BURR by clicking HERE or the teaser image below!



Directed by Nelson McCormick (PROM NIGHT) from a script by Joe Cardone, the STEPFATHER remake stars Dylan Walsh, Sela Ward, Penn Badley, Amber Heard, Paige Turco, Braenden LeMasters, Skyler Samuels and Jon Tenney. It's due in theaters on October 16th, 2009! More when we hear it!

New GRACE "Green-Band" Trailer!

Below you'll find a new "green-band" trailer for filmmaker Paul Solet's critically acclaimed horror film GRACE courtesy of IGN. It's not too different from the "red-band" trailer we showed you guys a few weeks back right HERE. But regardless, check 'em both out!



Produced by Adam Green (HATCHET, SPIRAL) & Cory Neal from Ariescope with Anchor Bay Entertainment, GRACE stars Jordan Ladd (CABIN FEVER, DEATH PROOF), Gabrielle Rose, Malcolm Stewart, Samantha Ferris, Stephen Park & Serge Houde.

Rumor has it GRACE will see a limited theatrical release later this year before debuting on DVD courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment. We'll keep you posted on all the details when we hear 'em!



Click HERE or the image below to read a complete transcript from the Q & A session from Sundance!



You can check out an ICONS exclusive chat with Paul Solet about the making of GRACE HERE or by clicking the image below:



Watch the original GRACE short film with Liza Wiel and Brian Austin Green (as well as a behind the scenes making-of video) at our previous news post HERE! See Adam Green's ICONS exclusive message from the set of GRACE right HERE!

Click the frame to read our vintage FRIGHT exclusive interview with PAUL SOLET!

 


Watch 9 Minutes Of TRICK 'R TREAT!

Want a sneak peek at the movie that horror fans and critics alike have unanimously fallen in love with? Sure you do! Below you can check out 9 minutes of footage from Michael Dougherty's TRICK 'R TREAT! You can watch this clip in high quality via BD Live and with the new Platinum Dunes version of FRIDAY THE 13TH on Blu-Ray! Check it out though!



TRICK 'R TREAT is due out on DVD & Blu-Ray in October and was written & directed by Michael Dougherty (X-MEN 2, SUPERMAN RETURNS), produced by Bryan Singer (THE USUAL SUSPECTS, X-MEN) and stars Quinn Lord, Brian Cox (RED, MANHUNTER, X-MEN 2), Leslie Bibb (MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN, IRON MAN), Dylan Baker (SPIDER-MAN 2, HAPPINESS), Rochelle Aytes, Anna Paquin (from HBO's TRUE BLOOD), Moneca Delain, Lauren Lee Smith, Tahmoh Penikett, Lauren Lee Smith, Britt McKillip, Isabelle Deluce, Jean-Luc Bilodeau & Samm Todd.

THIRST Poster & Trailer! The Latest From Park Chan-wook!

I'll watch anything by filmmaker Park Chan-wook, so count me excited for his latest THIRST. Below you can check out both the theatrical one-sheet poster and the trailer to Chan-wook's vampire tale.





THIRST is slated to release in select theaters July 31st.

THIRST official site: www.thirstmovie.com


Synopsis: A priest becomes a vampire…another man’s wife is coveted…a deadly seduction triggers murder. Thirst is the new film from director Park Chan-wook (Old Boy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance). Already a boxoffice smash in Korea , Thirst was honored with the Prix du Jury [Jury Prize] at the 2009 Cannes International Film Festival.

Continuing his explorations of human existence in extreme circumstances, the director spins a tale that he conceived and then developed over several years with co-screenwriter Chung Seo-kyung.

Sang-hyun (played by top Korean star Song Kang-ho, of The Host) is a priest who cherishes life; so much so, that he selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project meant to eradicate a deadly virus. But the virus takes the priest, and a blood transfusion is urgently ordered up for him. The blood he receives is infected, so Sang-hyun lives – but now exists as a vampire. Struggling with his newfound carnal desire for blood, Sang-hyun’s faith is further strained when a childhood friend’s wife, Tae-ju (Kim Ok-vin), comes to him asking for his help in escaping her life. Sang-hyun soon plunges into a world of sensual pleasures, finding himself on intimate terms with the Seven Deadly Sins.

2 New Images From SORORITY ROW!

MTV scored 2 new pictures from the upcoming SORORITY ROW, due out October 2nd, 2009. Check 'em out below!



An update/remake of Mark Rosman's 1983 THE HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW, the new version was directed by Stewart Hendler from a script by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger. It stars (cutie) Briana Evigan (S. DARKO, FEAR ITSELF: NEW YEAR'S DAY), Rumer Willis, Audrina Patridge (INTO THE BLUE 2) and Carrie Fisher. SORORITY ROW opens in theaters on October 2nd, 2009. Visit the official website over at thetapi-ordie.com.

Check out the trailer:




Teaser Poster For ALL ABOUT EVIL!

Below you'll find the first teaser poster for ALL ABOUT EVIL, the feature film debut of writer / director Joshua Grannell, which stars Natasha Lyonne (Slums of Beverly Hills, But I'm A Cheerleader), Thomas Dekker (Sarah Connor Chronicles, A Nightmare On Elm Street), Cassandra Peterson (Elvira), Mink Stole (Pink Flamingos, Serial Mom), Noah Segan (Deadgirl, Brick), Jack Donner (Star Trek), Julie Caitlin Brown (Babylon 5), Patrick Bristow (Showgirls), Peaches Christ (Season Of The Troll), and many more!



ALL ABOUT EVIL is a wicked black comedy set in the world of a horror movie about a mousy librarian (Natasha Lyonne) who inherits her father's beloved but failing old movie house. In order to save the family business she discovers her inner serial killer - and a legion of rabid gore fans - when she starts turning out a series of grisly shorts. What her fans don't realize yet is that the murders in the movies are all too real!

The film was shot entirely in San Francisco and was born, nurtured, and birthed in the cult film underground. Writer / Director / Producer Joshua Grannell is also known as alter-ego and Midnight Mass impresario Peaches Christ. The movie was shot by award-winning cinematographer Tom Richmond (Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, Chopping Mall) and was produced by Darren Stein (Jawbreaker writer / director), Brian Benson (Haiku Tunnel, Howl), and Debbie Brubaker.

More details on the release when we hear 'em!

THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT On DVD August 18th!

Universal Home Entertainment have announced August 18th as the official release date of THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT remake. Full details, including the Blu-Ray cover art are below!



There’s a place where evil gets what it deserves. Legendary masters of horror Wes Craven and Sean Cunningham revisit the landmark film that launched Craven's directing career and influenced decades of horror films to follow: The Last House on the Left. Bringing one of the most notorious thrillers of all time to a new generation, they produce a shocking and thrilling re-imagination of the story that explores how far two ordinary people will go to exact revenge on the sociopaths who harmed their child. Includes two versions of the movie - the unrated cut too terrifying for theaters and the theatrical version. Starring Monica Potter (Saw), Tony Goldwyn (The Last Samurai), and Sara Paxton (Sydney White).

Blu-rayTM Hi-Def: LIMITED TIME ONLY!

Experience pure terror in perfect picture and purest digital sound available! Available for a limited time only, the 2-disc Blu-ray version plays on your Blu-ray player or Playstation® 3 and includes exclusive additional features!

· DIGITAL COPY OF THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT unrated: Transfer the included digital copy to your iPod, Mac or PC and experience The Last House on the Left anywhere, anytime!

· BD-LIVETM: Access the BD-LiveTM Center through your Internet-connected player to get even more content, watch the latest trailers, and more!

o MY SCENES SHARING: Pick your favorite scenes from the film to create your own video montage, then share with your buddies via BD-LiveTM.

BONUS FEATURES ( DVD and BLU- RAY ™ HI-DEF):

* DELETED SCENES

* A LOOK INSIDE - FEATURETTE

SYNOPSIS: Renowned horror director Wes Craven returns to the scene of one of the most notorious thrillers of all time in this darkly disturbing reimagining of The Last House on the Left. After kidnapping and ruthlessly assaulting two teen girls, a sadistic killer and his gang unknowingly find shelter from a storm at the home of one of the victim’s parents – two ordinary people who will go to increasingly gruesome extremes to get revenge. Loaded with shocking twists guaranteed to leave you on edge, it’s an ominous film critics call “pure terror” (Victoria Alexander, Filmsinreview.com). How far would you go to get revenge?

Based on the original 1972 shocker from Wes Craven & Sean Cunningham, the update was directed by Dennis Iliadis from a script by Adam Alleca and stars Garret Dillahunt, Rhys Coiro, Sara Paxton, Martha MacIsaac, Riki Lindhome, Tony Goldwyn and Monica Potter. Pre-order it below and/or pick up the original version as well!






Tom Savini On Joe Spinell For THE LAST HORROR FILM!

Troma recently put out THE LAST HORROR FILM on DVD (full details HERE) and they pointed us over to this great video with legendary FX guru Tom Savini and Sal Sirchia talking about and remembering the late actor and star of THE LAST HORROR FILM & MANIAC, Joe Spinell. Sirchia was a very good friend of Spinell's dating back to the late 70's and is the one who found him on the night that he died. Enjoy these great stories of the legendary actor!



THE LAST HORROR FILM, stars Joe Spinell and Caroline Monroe and is now available on DVD. (Order it at the link below!) Check out the trailer & a listing of special features at our previous news post HERE!




BACKWOODS/SEA BEAST DVD Cover Art!

BACKWOODS: Haylie Duff Stars as the Ultimate Scream Queen In this Electrifying Thriller Debuting on DVD June 23

Haylie Duff (Napoleon Dynamite, TV’s “7th Heaven”) stars as Lee, a strong professional woman, who finds herself in the fight of her life when Backwoods debuts on DVD June 23 from Genius Products and RHI Entertainment. Ryan Merriman (Final Destination 3, The Ring Two), Danny Nucci (World Trade Center ) and Jonathan Chase (Eagle Eye, TV’s “Ring of Death”) also star as coworkers who test more than just their camping skills when a company retreat goes terribly wrong. In the gruesome, intensity-filled vein of Deliverance, The Hills Have Eyes and Wrong Turn, Backwoods is a riveting and visceral ride into danger and fear – an experience you won’t forget! Backwoods will be available on DVD for $14.95 SRP.

SYNOPSIS: A group of seven co-workers venture into the woods on a corporate retreat to test their survival skills and paint-ball marksmanship. When the game starts the next morning, the group finds that their training is more than a paint-ball game; it’s a fight for survival in a hostile ground whose inhabitants are maniacal lunatics!



SEA BEAST: Corin Nemec Stars in the 14th Installment in the Maneater Series™ DVD DEBUTS JUNE 30

In the tiny fishing village of Cedar Bay , the terror lies within the water when Sea Beast debuts on DVD June 30 from Genius Products and RHI Entertainment. When sea creatures surface in search of something more substantial to devour than marine life, a captain and a sea biologist must wage a terrifying battle against them in order to save mankind from total extinction. Starring Corin Nemec (TV’s “Stargate SG-1,” “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose”), Miriam McDonald (TV’s “Degrassi: The Next Generation,”), Daniel Wisler (The Day the Earth Stood Still), and Brandon Jay McLaren (TV’s “Yeti,” “Power Rangers S.P.D.”), the 14th installment in the popular “Maneater” series will be available on DVD for $14.95 SRP. More information (including the film’s trailer) can be found at the recently launched website devoted to the “Maneater” brand: www.maneaterseries.com.

SYNOPSIS: Captain Will McKenna and marine biologist Arden Jaymes discover why the fishing village of Cedar Bay is being depleted of its resources. What’s been devouring the fish in the sea has come ashore in search of something more substantial: human flesh. Now, as a massive storm hurls toward Cedar Bay , cutting off all outside help and contact, a mythical battle is waged between man and beast. Only Will and Arden can stop it before the creatures continue devouring Cedar Bay . And beyond.


BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN Remake Coming?!

The Risky Business Blog is reporting that Universal & Imagine are developing a BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN remake with Neil Burger in talks to write & direct. The article says that Burger would pen the script with his co-writer Dirk Wittenborn with whom he collaborated on for his last feature THE ILLUSIONIST. With THE WOLFMAN starring Benecio Del Toro due out later this year and a proposed CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON remake also on queue, looks like Universal is looking on launching new takes for all their classic monsters. More when we hear it!


Will FRIDAY THE 13TH 2 Take Place In The Winter?

While FRIDAY THE 13TH may officially be out on DVD this week, Ryan Rotten over at Shock Till You Drop decided to check in with producer Brad Fuller on the status of the sequel, currently being penned by returning writers Damian Shannon & Mark Swift. "If we're going to do another Friday the 13th we want to present something audiences haven't seen before and one of the things they haven't seen before is Jason in the snow. We just want to bring things they haven't seen before, but that doesn't mean the [entire] movie will not be set in the snow."

Despite the success of the movie on opening weekend, a sequel has still not officially been green-lit, but if they were to go into production shortly, Fuller admits they're aiming for a August 13th, 2010 release date.

Also of note in the article is Fuller's comments on how he felt they let the fans down with the underwhelming kills. Read more HERE on Shock's page.


Meanwhile, check out the teaser trailer to the new DVD/Blu-Ray of FRIDAY THE 13TH, now available.



Don't forget to read our interview with the new Jason Voorhees himself, DEREK MEARS!





The new FRIDAY THE 13TH directed by Marcus Nispel and written by Damian Shannon & Mark Swift (FREDDY VS JASON) was produced by Platinum Dunes Andrew Form and Brad Fuller and stars Jared Padalecki (SUPERNATURAL), Derek Mears (HILLS HAVE EYES 2), Amanda Righetti (RETURN TO HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL), Danielle Panabaker, Travis Van Winkle, Aaron Yoo, Adam Finberg, Nick Mennell (ROB ZOMBIE'S HALLOWEEN), Jonathan Sadowski, Nana Visitor, Arlen Escarpeta, Ryan Hansen, Richard Burgi, Julianna Guill and Willa Ford.

 

TRUE BLOOD: Tom Colicchio on How to Entertain Vampires!

Are you digging the new season of HBO's TRUE BLOOD? We'll have a early season report for you guys shortly, in the meantime, check out yet another viral video embedded below!

"World renowned Chef Tom Colicchio joins The Perspective’s Victoria Davis with tips on how humans can avoid any awkward situations when dining with vampires who don’t actually eat."



Check out the previous viral video featuring "shapeshifters" right HERE or the "Vampire Gymnast Scandal" right HERE! The first season of TRUE BLOOD is now on DVD and Blu-Ray and with Season 2 set to premiere on June 14th. Check out the latest trailer for TRUE BLOOD Season 2 HERE. And another trailer HERE! Watch a clip from TRUE BLOOD Season 2 right HERE. You can see a teaser poster for TRUE BLOOD Season 2 at our previous news post HERE!

Season one credits: TRUE BLOOD is created by and executive produced by Alan Ball; based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris; co-executive producer, Brian Buckner; supervising producer, Nancy Oliver; produced by Carol Dunn Trussell; producer, Alexander Woo; co-producer, Raelle Tucker.

Season one directors: Alan Ball, John Dahl, Nick Gomez, Anthony M. Hemingway, Michael Lehmann, Daniel Minahan, Nancy Oliver, Marcos Siego, Scott Winant. Season one writers: Alan Ball, Brian Buckner, Chris Offutt, Nancy Oliver, Raelle Tucker, Alexander Woo.

Sneak Peek Look Behind The Scene's Of Full Moon's PUPPET MASTER: AXIS OF EVIL!

Now this is cool! Full Moon head honcho Charles Band has posted a series of behind-the-scenes videos from the set of the currently shooting PUPPET MASTER: AXIS OF EVIL. (Technically PUPPET MASTER 9!) The latest outing featuring the eclectic bunch of tiny terrors is being directed by David DeCoteau, who also helmed my personal favorite of the series PUPPET MASTER III: TOULAN'S REVENGE. Have a peek at all 4 videos in the player embedded below!



Check back for more from every day of the shoot! Charles Band gives a tour of the set of PUPPET MASTER: AXIS OF EVIL, the 9th film in the Puppet Master Series from Full Moon Features. This was on set in Guangzhou China, near Hong Kong. With Director David DeCoteau.

VISIT the FULL MOON website at: WWW.FULLMOONDIRECT.COM


Brad Dourif As Sheriff Brackett In HALLOWEEN 2!

As usual, Rob Zombie is keeping a steady flow of sneak peeps at his upcoming HALLOWEEN sequel HALLOWEEN II via his My Space blog. Below you'll find a pic of actor Brad Dourif, returning to reprise his role as Sheriff Lee Brackett (portrayed by Charles Cyphers in John Carpenter's original).



New pic of Loomis and a new poster can be seen right HERE! Check out the 2 latest images of Michael Myers right HERE! See the latest behind-the-scenes video right HERE. Make sure to check out the trailer to HALLOWEEN 2 right HERE & be on the look out for the new trailer shortly. Watch another video clip from our last post HERE! Don't forget to read our brand new FRIGHT exclusive interview with ROB ZOMBIE by clicking the frame below!



Rob Zombie returns to write and direct HALLOWEEN 2, which stars Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif, Sherri Moon Zombie, Danielle Harris, Brea Grant, Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams, Margot Kidder, Daniel Roebuck, Chase Wright Vanek, Dayton Callie, Richard Brake, Matt Bush, Howard Hesseman, Bill Fagerbakke, Ezra Buzzington, Jeff Daniel Phillips & Mark Christopher Lawrence. H2 hits theaters this August 28th!

Make sure to read our set reports from H2 by clicking the images below!

HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART ONE: FX ARTIST WAYNE TOTH! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART TWO: PRODUCER MALEK AKKAD! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART THREE: PRODUCER ANDY GOULD! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART FOUR: ACTRESS SCOUT TAYLOR-COMPTON! (Click image below to read it!)


POP SKULL Official Trailer Debuts!

Halo-8 Entertainment has released the trailer for its upcoming release POP SKULL, a manic, twisted, drug-infused and award-winning psychological horror film directed & co-written by Adam Wingard ("HOME SICK"), starring & co-written by newcomer Lane Hughes, co-written and co-produced by E.L. Katz ("AUTOPSY"), and produced by Peter Katz ("MORTUARY"). The film is currently slated for a string of theatrical events (tied in with similarly demented Halo-8 upcoming releases GODKILLER and IN A SPIRAL STATE) followed by a DVD release on July 28, 2009. Watch it embedded below!

Pop Skull - Trailer from Halo-8 Entertainment on Vimeo.



POP SKULL depicts the lonely and disjointed life of Daniel, a young Alabama pill addict, as his efforts to cope with the trials of his day-to-day life collide with the increasing influence of murderous and displaced spirits that inhabit his home. Plagued by ghosts, Daniel discovers his home holds a secret to a grisly crime... a crime he's doomed to repeat if he can't prevail against the forces that haunt him.

More info at: www.popskullthemovie.com

"Fans of experimental cinema will squirt themselves as POP SKULL is a slice of heavenly arthouse goodness... it's kinda like GUMMO but without the gay midgets and dead cats. 4 stars" -Eric Campos, FILM THREAT

"Unlike any horror film you've ever seen -- and ever WILL see -- POP SKULL is a must-see." -Stephen Susco, writer of THE GRUDGE

"Distinctive, visually powerful and uncompromising." -Robert Koehler, Variety

"The film is well paced, leaving us on the edge of our seat until the climactic end." -Mr. Disgusting, Bloody-Disgusting.com

"Equal parts Aronofsky and Tsukamoto, Wingard straddles the line between experimentation and linear narrative." -Todd Brown, Twitchfilms.net

"Impressive." -LAsplash.com

June 13, 2009

BOOK OF BLOOD On DVD September 29th! The Latest Clive Barker Adaptation!

FANGORIA got word that John Harrison's BOOK OF BLOOD, the new Clive Barker adaptation culled from his 2 stories "On Jerusalem Street" and "The Book of Blood" will hit DVD on September 29th! Written and directed by John Harrison, BOOK OF BLOOD stars Jonas Armstrong, Sophie Ward, Doug Bradley, Simon Bamford and Paul Blair.

Fango's article states that there will be a 20 minute behind the scenes featurette include on both the DVD and Blu-Ray release as a special feature. Cover art below!


June 11, 2009

New Michael Myers "Half-Mask" Action Figure From HALLOWEEN 2!

Ok, I don't know much about when or where this action figure is coming out - I'm guessing it's a Mezco since they're doing the other HALLOWEEN 2 figures for their "Cinema Of Fear" series, but Rob Zombie just posted some images of the "homeless" (or as I like to call him, the "half-mask") Michael Myers via his My Space blog. Pretty bad-ass! Definitely want this one for my collection!



Oh yes. I will own that action figure! New pic of Loomis and a new poster can be seen right HERE! Check out the 2 latest images of Michael Myers right HERE! See the latest behind-the-scenes video right HERE. Make sure to check out the trailer to HALLOWEEN 2 right HERE & be on the look out for the new trailer shortly. Watch another video clip from our last post HERE! Don't forget to read our brand new FRIGHT exclusive interview with ROB ZOMBIE by clicking the frame below!



Rob Zombie returns to write and direct HALLOWEEN 2, which stars Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif, Sherri Moon Zombie, Danielle Harris, Brea Grant, Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams, Margot Kidder, Daniel Roebuck, Chase Wright Vanek, Dayton Callie, Richard Brake, Matt Bush, Howard Hesseman, Bill Fagerbakke, Ezra Buzzington, Jeff Daniel Phillips & Mark Christopher Lawrence. H2 hits theaters this August 28th!

Make sure to read our set reports from H2 by clicking the images below!

HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART ONE: FX ARTIST WAYNE TOTH! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART TWO: PRODUCER MALEK AKKAD! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART THREE: PRODUCER ANDY GOULD! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART FOUR: ACTRESS SCOUT TAYLOR-COMPTON! (Click image below to read it!)


The 'SATAN HATES YOU' Trailer!

FANGORIA scored the first trailer for James Felix McKenney's SATAN HATES YOU. (Watch it HERE or embedded below!)



The film's cast is led by Don Wood (TV's COLONIAL HOUSE, IN A FIX) and Christine Spencer (AUTOMATONS) and also includes Angus Scrimm (PHANTASM, TV's ALIAS), Reggie Bannister (PHANTASM, BUBBA HO-TEP), Michael Berryman (ONE FLEW OVER THE CUKOO'S NEST, THE HILLS HAVE EYES), Debbie Rochon (TROMEO AND JULIET, TERROR FIRMER) and Producer Larry Fessenden (HABIT, THE BRAVE ONE) with appearances by Pauley Perrette (TV's NCIS, ALMOST FAMOUS) and author Max Brooks (WORLD WAR Z, THE ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE).

The film is inspired by Christian "scare" cinema of the 1950's - 70's and tells the story of two troubled individuals (Wood and Spencer) who find themselves on the fast track to losing their immortal souls.

SATAN HATES YOU is McKenney's fourth feature film, following the critically acclaimed AUTOMATONS. The film is produced by Larry Fessenden's company Glass Eye Pix, along with director McKenney's MonsterPants movies, Lisa Wisely and Jeremiah Kipp. Eric Branco is the Director of Photography.

Web Links:

satanhatesyou.com
glasseyepix.com
monsterpants.net

A Preview Of The "Lost Footage" From John Carpenter's Original HALLOWEEN!

Even with Rob Zombie's sequel to his remake of HALLOWEEN on the horizon, interest in the original John Carpenter classic has not diminished! Don May Jr. of Synapse Films found a slew of original dailies from the original HALLOWEEN with tons of outtakes, alternate footage and even some deleted scenes. There's been no word on how or when us die-hard Michael Myers fans are going to get a chance to see this stuff... well, until now. There's a slight update over on FANGORIA's website today, along with a bunch of cool screengrabs of some of the cataloged footage. Check it HERE or by clicking the teaser images below:



As of now, there are no immediate plans to release a new updated DVD release of the original HALLOWEEN, but hopefully this article will help generate the interest, because I know I would want to see this stuff! Hell, checking out the alternate takes on the FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER DELUXE DVD was a dream come true for me as a fan. Like a lot of you out there, I've seen these movies a million times growing up. It's an incredible thrill to be able to see alternate angles and unused shots from a movie I know so intimately. Check out the full story on the HALLOWEEN "Lost Footage" on FANGORIA's site right HERE, along with thoughts from both John Carpenter and Tommy Lee Wallace. More when we hear it!

 

Scorsese Goes Horror? SHUTTER ISLAND Trailer!

I'm sure that Paramount is going to refer to SHUTTER ISLAND (the latest film by director Martin Scorsese starring Leonardo DiCaprio) as a "thriller", but after checking out this trailer... I'll be damned if this doesn't look like a horror movie to me! (Hell, Scorsese did CAPE FEAR as well, which could be considered genre.) Regardless, you have to check this out, because it looks intriguing as hell, and with a filmmaker like Scorsese at the helm, this should be interesting. See it in high res on the Apple site HERE, or embedded below!



From Oscar®-winning director Martin Scorsese, “Shutter Island” is the story of two U.S. marshals, Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo), who are summoned to a remote and barren island off the coast of Massachusetts to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a murderess from the island’s fortress-like hospital for the criminally insane. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Patricia Clarkson, Jackie Earle Haley & Max von Sydow. (Actually, it's being called a "drama"!)In theaters: October 2, 2009


Rodriguez On PREDATORS & Arnold Schwarzeneggar's Involvement!

Last month, filmmaker Robert Rodriguez had announced a slew of projects that he'll be directing and producing over the course of the next few years. One that he's set to produce is "PREDATORS", a sequel/reboot of Fox's PREDATOR franchise. (Not surprising, Fox is also mulling over an ALIEN prequel) Several years back, Rodriguez had actually written a script for a PREDATOR 3 which included the Dutch character as portrayed by Arnold Schwarzeneggar. Rumors on-line have implied that Robert has reached out to the Governor to be a part of the new film. Harry over at Ain't It Cool got an email directly from Rodriguez clarifying the whole ordeal. Here it is:

"Online news is amazing, much more exciting than real life!
There are so many sites saying that I'm actively pursuing Arnold!

Feels like all i have to do is sit here, and let the websites do the work!

Actually, what probably happened is someone conjured that up because of my 1994 draft, that had Dutch as a main character. And then it probably just built from there.

But no, we're still writing a new script, and although I know Arnold personally and he's the coolest person on the planet, I have not contacted him about this at all at this time.
As promised, I'll keep you posted on such developments since Predator is such a fan favorite.

But then again, he could very well have told someone he'd be into it. Who knows?
Personally, I haven't heard anything. But it's still early in the day.

-R"

There you have it. Too early to guess anything about the new movie as it's still being re-written right now. But we'll keep you posted! PREDATORS is penciled in for a July 7th, 2010 release date.


 

June 10, 2009

Official GODKILLER Trailer Debuts!

GODKILLER OFFICIAL TRAILER DEBUTS! - Trailer for 'illustrated film' starring Danielle Harris, Lance Henriksen, A.F.I.'s Davey Havok, Motion City Soundtrack's Justin Pierre -

Los Angeles, CA, June 9, 2009 - Halo-8 Entertainment has released the trailer for its upcoming 'illustrated film' GODKILLER, written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Matt Pizzolo, illustrated by Anna Muckcracker, animated by Brian Giberson, and starring Danielle Harris (upcoming "HALLOWEEN 2"), Lance Henriksen ("AVP: ALIENS VS PREDATOR"), Justin Pierre (singer of MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK), Tiffany Shepis ("NIGHT OF THE DEMONS"), Bill Moseley ("THE DEVIL'S REJECTS"), Nicki Clyne ("BATTLESTAR GALACTICA"), Katie Nisa ("THREAT"), Lydia Lunch ("HARDCORE"), and Davey Havok (singer of A.F.I.). The first episode of GODKILLER is currently slated for a limited theatrical release followed by DVD on September 29, 2009.

Godkiller - Official Trailer from Halo-8 Entertainment on Vimeo.



Halo-8 plans to release GODKILLER in an innovative, serialized style that brings the episodic nature of comic books to DVD.

"We have this crazy idea to release the movie in short-form, episodic DVDs like a comic book, and then collect them into one feature length DVD--like when a comic book mini-series is collected into a graphic novel," Pizzolo explains in the Godkiller.tv blog. "The plan right now is to screen GODKILLER at some upcoming theatrical events we have planned that will tie in a few of our upcoming releases (notably POP SKULL and IN A SPIRAL STATE), show it at some really cool festivals if we can coordinate the dates right, and then release the short-form DVDs on this schedule: Episode 1 on 9/29/09, Episode 2 on 11/24/09, Episode 3 on 1/26/10... the most important thing is for us to get it to the fans as quickly as possible."

GODKILLER is the epic story of a boy on a quest to save his dying sister. Based on the comic book Pizzolo created with Muckcracker, GODKILLER takes place in a dark-future after economic collapse, after nuclear holy war, and after Earth is colonized by alien races. Tommy and his kid sister Lucy live in an orphanage in one of the few remaining city-states, but Lucy is critically ill and desperately in need of a new heart. Tommy's odyssey to find a new heart for his sister begins when he follows an organ-stealing prostitute named Halfpipe out of the city-state and into the savage borderland known as Outer City. GODKILLER mixes unforgiving brutality, quantum physics, conspiracy theory, and secret history for an iconoclastic hero's journey like none before it.

About the GODKILLER 'illustrated film'
The 'illustrated film' Pizzolo, Muckcracker, and Giberson are creating for the adaption mixes elements of anime, radio drama, video games, and motion comics. Utilizing the original artwork from the comic book, the 'illustrated film' adds motion animation, visual effects, elaborate sound design, music, and voice-acting performances.

Pizzolo explained "when we decided to make an anime adaptation of the comic book, I couldn't see how a traditional animated approach would do justice to Anna's incredibly lush and detailed illustrations. It made perfect sense to adapt the medium to suit her art, rather than vice versa."

The FX Of ROB ZOMBIE'S HALLOWEEN 2!

Rob Zombie just posted a new blog via his My Space page titled "Wayne's World" in which he shows off some of the gruesome FX Wayne Toth had to pull off for HALLOWEEN 2. We saw some of this stuff first hand during our set visit and it was pretty nasty! Check out the intro and pics below!

Rob writes, "Here's a glimpse inside the world of SFX master Wayne Toth. Wayne really out did himself on Halloween 2 creating more bloody Fxs than 1000 Corpses, Devil's Reject and the first Halloween combined. Here are a couple shots of a rather bloody prop. Stay tuned for more mayhem! If want blood you got it on AUGUST 28th!"





New pic of Loomis and a new poster can be seen right HERE! Check out the 2 latest images of Michael Myers right HERE! See the latest behind-the-scenes video right HERE. Make sure to check out the trailer to HALLOWEEN 2 right HERE & be on the look out for the new trailer shortly. Watch another video clip from our last post HERE! Don't forget to read our brand new FRIGHT exclusive interview with ROB ZOMBIE by clicking the frame below!



Rob Zombie returns to write and direct HALLOWEEN 2, which stars Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif, Sherri Moon Zombie, Danielle Harris, Brea Grant, Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams, Margot Kidder, Daniel Roebuck, Chase Wright Vanek, Dayton Callie, Richard Brake, Matt Bush, Howard Hesseman, Bill Fagerbakke, Ezra Buzzington, Jeff Daniel Phillips & Mark Christopher Lawrence. H2 hits theaters this August 28th!

Make sure to read our set reports from H2 by clicking the images below!

HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART ONE: FX ARTIST WAYNE TOTH! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART TWO: PRODUCER MALEK AKKAD! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART THREE: PRODUCER ANDY GOULD! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART FOUR: ACTRESS SCOUT TAYLOR-COMPTON! (Click image below to read it!)




Sneak Peek Clip From FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER DELUXE EDITION DVD!

This upcoming Tuesday, June 16th, Jason Voorhees fans are in for a treat! Paramount Home Entertainment will release brand new "DELUXE" special editions of FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER, FRIDAY THE 13TH PART V: A NEW BEGINNING & FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI: JASON LIVES. Unlike the previous "deluxe" editions for Parts 1 thru 3, HIS NAME WAS JASON director Dan Farrands helped put together the content for these new discs, and it'll more then make up for the last batch!

Paramount has provided us with a sneak peek clip from the special features of FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER! Check it out below!



Be on the look out for an extensive interview with Dan Farrands about ALL the FRIDAY THE 13TH DELUXE EDITION DVD's shortly! See the DVD box art HERE! And a list of the features HERE!


Shapeshifters Among Us? More TRUE BLOOD Viral Videos!

The 2nd season of TRUE BLOOD kicks off this upcoming Sunday, June 14th at 9PM on HBO, and with that, 2 more mysterious viral videos have popped up on You Tube revealing the existence of... shapeshifters?! Check 'em out below!





Check out the previous viral video featuring the "Vampire Gymnast Scandal" right HERE! The first season of TRUE BLOOD is now on DVD and Blu-Ray and with Season 2 set to premiere on June 14th. Check out the latest trailer for TRUE BLOOD Season 2 HERE. And another trailer HERE! Watch a clip from TRUE BLOOD Season 2 right HERE. You can see a teaser poster for TRUE BLOOD Season 2 at our previous news post HERE!

Season one credits: TRUE BLOOD is created by and executive produced by Alan Ball; based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris; co-executive producer, Brian Buckner; supervising producer, Nancy Oliver; produced by Carol Dunn Trussell; producer, Alexander Woo; co-producer, Raelle Tucker.

Season one directors: Alan Ball, John Dahl, Nick Gomez, Anthony M. Hemingway, Michael Lehmann, Daniel Minahan, Nancy Oliver, Marcos Siego, Scott Winant. Season one writers: Alan Ball, Brian Buckner, Chris Offutt, Nancy Oliver, Raelle Tucker, Alexander Woo.

New Loomis Pic From HALLOWEEN 2! My Space Poster!

Rob Zombie unveiled another new image from his upcoming HALLOWEEN 2 featuring Malcolm McDowell as Dr. Sam Loomis (sporting a slightly new look) with his publicist Nancy McDonald (played by Mary Birdsong). Check it out below:


Also, Zombie posted the following image also via his My Space blog and is encouraging fans to post it as their default picture. Check it below:


Check out the 2 latest images of Michael Myers right HERE! See the latest behind-the-scenes video right HERE. Make sure to check out the trailer to HALLOWEEN 2 right HERE & be on the look out for the new trailer shortly. Watch another video clip from our last post HERE! Don't forget to read our brand new FRIGHT exclusive interview with ROB ZOMBIE by clicking the frame below!



Make sure to read our set reports from H2 by clicking the images below!

HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART ONE: FX ARTIST WAYNE TOTH! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART TWO: PRODUCER MALEK AKKAD! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART THREE: PRODUCER ANDY GOULD! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART FOUR: ACTRESS SCOUT TAYLOR-COMPTON! (Click image below to read it!)



Rob Zombie returns to write and direct HALLOWEEN 2, which stars Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif, Sherri Moon Zombie, Danielle Harris, Brea Grant, Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams, Margot Kidder, Daniel Roebuck, Chase Wright Vanek, Dayton Callie, Richard Brake, Matt Bush, Howard Hesseman, Bill Fagerbakke, Ezra Buzzington, Jeff Daniel Phillips & Mark Christopher Lawrence. H2 hits theaters this August 28th!

THE PSYCHO MOVIES Website Relaunches!

After slight technical issues, THE PSYCHO MOVIES.com website is officially back up and running! New to the site is PART 2 of their podcast interview with PSYCHO 2 writer Tom Holland. Other podcast's include Julie Fletcher and yours truly, Robg. Upcoming additions will include Mick Garris, Lee Garlington, Andrew London and Jennifer Polito. There's also tons of rare photographs & info about all the PSYCHO films, so check it out asap at http://www.thepsychomovies.com.

Also, THE PSYCHO MOVIES is now on Twitter! So get your PSYCHO fix via: http://twitter.com/psychomovies



Don't forget to check out the trailer to the ICONS produced documentary project THE PSYCHO LEGACY right HERE! You can also check out 12 minutes of footage from THE PSYCHO LEGACY at our previous news post HERE! Screen grabs of the rare Anthony Perkins footage HERE! And an extensive interview about the project HERE!

Visit: WWW.MYSPACE.COM/THEPSYCHOLEGACY and THEPSYCHOLEGACY.COM

Click the frame below to read the complete transcript from THE PSYCHO LEGACY panel - Guest included Hilton Green (PSYCHO), Tom Holland, Chris Hendrie, Andrew London, Lee Garlington (PSYCHO II), Kurt Paul, Juliette Cummins, Donovan Scott, Katt Shea (PSYCHO III), Mick & Cynthia Garris (PSYCHO IV).

Who's Directing The ALIEN Prequel?!

A few weeks back it was confirmed that Fox was mulling over the possibility of doing a ALIEN prequel. At the time, Ridley & Tony Scott were attached to produce (with Michael Costigan) and Carl Erik Rinsch as the front runner to direct. Now, Entertainment Weekly says that might not be the case.

"The filmmakers and Fox, the studio that owns the rights to the franchise, seem to have conflicting ideas about who should direct. Scott plans to produce and had handpicked commercial director Carl Erik Rinsch — whose ads for German electronics company Saturn are known for their futuristic flourishes — to make his feature debut. Rinsch's selection is complicated by the rumor that he's romantically involved with Scott's daughter, Jordan, also a commercial helmer. (Reps for both Jordan Scott and Rinsch did not respond to calls to confirm.) Sources at Fox, however, tell EW that the studio is not interested in greenlighting a prequel unless Scott himself directs."

Judging from this report, seems Fox really wants Ridley Scott himself to direct. While Tony is pretty adamant that Rinsch is doing it. In the Collider piece, Tony Scott said, "Carl is doing the prequel to Alien. I'm excited because Ridley created the original and Carl is one of the family."

SlashFilm.com has compiled an awesome article with several of Rinsch's commercials. Check them out HERE! More when we hear it!


Finally! PHANTASM II Coming To U.S. DVD On September 15th!

Finally! After years of waiting, PHANTASM 2 is coming to U.S. DVD on September 15th, according to a recent listing on Video Business.com. While Anchor Bay has done stellar releases of the original PHANTASM film, as well as Part 3, Universal has held the US rights to the 2nd film for years, and now they're finally going to release it here for the first time ever on DVD! Written & directed by Don Coscarelli (BUBBA HO-TEP), PHANTASM II starred James LeGros, Reggie Bannister, Angus Scrimm, Paula Irvine & Samantha Phillips. No word on features if any, but considering this is Universal, we should feel lucky just to get the movie itself! More when we hear it!


Harold Ramis Talks GHOSTBUSTERS 3 Status!

With the original 2 GHOSTBUSTERS films about to come out on Blu-Ray, interest in the property is currently at a fever pitch! And fans have been eagerly anticipating the proposed GHOSTBUSTERS 3 ever since it was announced that screenwriters Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (THE OFFICE) were tapped to write the script. Coming Soon.net caught up with Harold Ramis, who's out promoting his latest directorial effort YEAR ONE. Here's what he had to say on the status of GHOSTBUSTERS 3:

"I wrote the story for the new movie with them, and Dan and I've been consulting. We're just waiting to see a first draft and where we are. Everyone says they'll do it, they've all said they'll do it. No one has signed anything yet--we haven't signed anything either--but there's the spirit of willingness in the air."

Rumor has it that Ivan Reitman, helmer of the first 2 GHOSTBUSTERS features may be too busy to tackle the 3rd picture. Considering Ramis is now an established director in his own right, it seems like a given that he'd be next in line to step behind the camera. He tells Coming Soon, "I'm not sure I want to (direct). It's just a lot of open questions. Until we see a script, I don't think anyone really knows how they feel about it. Everyone's open to doing it, that's the main thing, that's what got it moving forward."

Most early reports indicate that while all original Ghostbusters cast members will be returning (including Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson and Dan Akyroyd), there will be new Ghostbusters joining the family. Ramis confirms this. "Oh, yeah. There will be new Ghostbusters. It's not about us running around. We'll be introducing new people."


Make sure to check out the official GHOSTBUSTERS website at: http://www.ghostbusters.com. And check out the trailer for the Blu-Ray at our previous news post HERE!

The original GHOSTBUSTERS was directed by Ivan Reitman from a script by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, and starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis and Annie Potts. You can read Bill Murray's comments on GHOSTBUSTERS 3 from our previous news post HERE!


Wes Craven Talks SCREAM 4; New Trilogy!

Digital Spy recently caught up with Wes Craven who's currently on post-production for his latest feature 25/8. With EW's recent post about David Arquette and Courteney Cox possibly returning to the SCREAM franchise, of course the subject of SCREAM 4 came up. Here's what he had to say:

"Bob Weinstein (The Weinstein Company co-chairman) has talked to me, he's interested in me directing it. I had a brief conversation with Kevin [Williamson], I know that Kevin is writing. What I've said to Bob is I'm not closed to it, I'm not open to it, I'll be perfectly happy to read a script and tell him what I think. That's where it's at and I'm not expecting a script until August. I don't think it's a reboot and Kevin, when he talked to me, said, 'Remember, it's not just Scream 4, it's Scream 56.' So I guess he has a trilogy in mind. I've been told, and I don't think they'll mind if I say this, the deals on David Arquette and Courteney are virtually set. I believe everybody else will be new." and

Read more on the Digital Spy website including Craven's thoughts on the SCARY MOVIE franchise!


WRONG TURN/WRONG TURN 2: DEAD END Come To Blu-Ray September 15th!

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will release both Rob Schmidt's WRONG TURN and Joe Lynch's WRONG TURN 2: DEAD END on Blu-Ray on September 15th, no doubt just in time for the upcoming WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD. According to Blu-Ray.com, you can expect a 1080p AVC video presentation accompanied by a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack, but early word is that there will be no new additional special features on these Blu-Ray's besides the ones from the original DVD releases. More when we hear it!

Make sure to check out the trailer to WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD at our previous news post HERE! Also: Click the frame below to read our FRIGHT exclusive interview with WRONG TURN 2 director JOE LYNCH!



And our EXCLUSIVE extensive interview with WRONG TURN 2 star ERICA LEERHSEN!


 

TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNER CHRONICLES On DVD/Blu-Ray September 22nd!

I unfortunately missed most of the 2nd season of TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNER CHRONICLES, so I'm looking forward to catching up on what turned out to be the last season of the show. Below are the stats and cover for the complete second season courtesy of Blu-Ray.com!

Warner Home Video has announced that they will bring 'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles – The Complete Second Season' to Blu-ray on September 22nd, day-and-date with the DVD release. All 22 episodes will be presented in 1.78:1 1080p VC-1 accompanied by a 5.1 Dolby Digital soundtrack.

Extras for this release include:

* The Continuing Chronicles featurettes
      o Write the Future – An inside look at creator Josh Friedman and the writing process and how it guides the creative decisions for each episode.
      o Conceptualization – Visual Effects supervisor James Lima and others discuss the production challenges of bringing the sci-fi world of Terminator to television.
      o Blood and Metal – Go behind the scenes with special makeup effects artist Rob Hall and the cast as they reveal the process of creating realistic cybernetic organisms.
      o Designing Destruction – Production Designer Marek Dobrowolski and others discuss the challenges of combining real locations with futuristic sets to create a world in which the present fights to avoid a horrific future.
      o Choreographing Chaos – See how Stunt Coordinator and 2nd Unit Director Joel Kramer and Special Effects Supervisor Steve Galich work closely to create the stunts and on set effects that add an undeniably kinetic quality to each episode.
      o War Stories – From an unexpected earthquake on the jam-packed Santa Monica pier to the intricacies of filming underwater sequences, the producers and cast reflect on some of the most memorable production challenges from Season Two.
      o Setting the Tempo – Composer Bear McCreary and the producers explain the process of taking cues from the Terminator mythology and incorporating them into the score. Bear, Josh Friedman and Shirley Manson also talk about the process of recording the season opening song “Samson and Delilah.”
      o Motivations – The producers and cast discuss the themes of Season Two and how these informed both the writing and acting.
* Terminated Scenes
* Cameron vs. Rosie: Fight Rehearsal - The raw fight rehearsal and choreography session between Summer Glau and a contortionist is interwoven with storyboards and interviews explaining this intricate battle sequence.
* The Storyboard Process: Cameron Goes Bad – The production team outlines the process for mapping key sequences from the show in Storyboard format.
* Audio Commentary with Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau and Shirley Manson and Executive Producers Josh Friedman, James Middleton and John Wirth
* Gag Reel
* Collision with the Future: Deconstructing the HUNTER KILLER Attack – Interactive exploration of the climactic Hunter Killer attack featured in the Season Two finale. Four simultaneous points of view show all elements of the filmmaking of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles from Production, Direction, Visual Effects, and Special Effects. Additional focus points allow the viewer to explore even more elements of what it took to create this dramatic stunt sequence. (BD Exclusive)


Director Kevin Greutert Talks SAW VI!

Director Kevin Greutert checked in from the editing bay via his official blog with a status update on SAW VI, due out in theaters this October 23rd! Here's what he had to say:

"I made (editor) Andrew (Coutts) take today off.  He looks fine, but he can’t be; the guy has been continually focused on editing this movie for months now, and it’s mind-numbingly complex, and it’s not easy being face to face all day and night with people as unhappy as the folks who live in Jigsaw’s World.  Andrew has focused on the last ten minutes of the film for over a week now, and to put it subtly, it’s noisy. Strangers from other companies along the hallway have been coming up to me and asking, “What the hell is going on in there?”  By the end of the night my mind is screaming, and I’m sure Andrew’s is as well.

Yesterday we passed a major turning point, and that’s the real reason we’re taking the day off.  My confidence went through the roof when we sat and watched our latest work last night, and I couldn’t sleep for a new reason:  I can’t wait for people to see the movie.  I think it stands shoulder to shoulder with the best of the SAWs, and while I’m the least objective person imaginable when it comes to this, I think we’ve all done something really special.

The next step is showing it to the producers.  This is a process that strikes terror in the heart of many directors, and I’m no exception.  But if I’m correct, they’re going to be very pleased indeed…"

Check out a brief video segment with the cast of SAW VI in our previous news post HERE! SAW VI synopsis: "Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw's legacy.  However, when the FBI draws closer to Hoffman, he is forced to set a game into motion, and Jigsaw's grand scheme is finally understood."

Long time SAW editor Kevin Greutert directs the latest sequel SAW VI from a script by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton (SAW IV, SAW V, FEAST 1-3). Shauna MacDonald, Devon Bostick, Marty Moreau, Karen Cliche, Shawn Mathieson, Melanie Scrofano, James Gilbert, Shawn Ahmed, Janelle Hutchison, Gerry Mendicino, Caroline Cave and Ginger Busch all star with Tobin Bell returning as Jigsaw, Shawnee Smith as Amanda (both for flashback sequences), as well as Costas Mandylor. More on SAW 6 when we hear it!


SUPERNATURAL: THE COMPLETE FORTH SEASON Comes To DVD/Blu-Ray September 1st!

Evil Never Sleeps! SUPERNATURAL: THE COMPLETE FORTH SEASON, Catch All 22 Thrilling Episodes on the Six Disc Set, Just in Time for the Season Five Premiere on The CW. The War Continues on DVD and Blu-ray™ Hi-Def September 1, 2009

BURBANK, CA (June 3, 2009) – The Winchester brothers continue their fight to protect humankind when Warner Home Video releases Supernatural: The Complete Fourth Season on DVD and Blu-ray™ Hi-def on September 1, 2009. Nominated for three Emmy® Awards and three Teen Choice Awards in its four seasons on the air, the series continues to follow brothers Sam (Jared Padelecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) as they carry on their life mission to protect mankind from dark spirits. The six-disc set contains all 22 one-hour episodes as well as over four hours of amazing extras including featurettes, a gag reel, and unaired scenes. Supernatural: The Complete Fourth Season is priced at $59.98 SRP on DVD and $79.98 SRP on Blu-ray.

Resurrection. After enduring unspeakable torture, Dean escapes from Hell, rescued by an all-powerful creature he's never seen before ─ an Angel ─ a warrior of God who recruits Sam and Dean in Heaven's battle against Hell. And there are whispers that a certain fallen angel will soon be freed from his prison deep in Hell: Lucifer. If Sam and Dean can't stop it ─ if Lucifer walks free ─ he'll bring on the Apocalypse. Meanwhile, the Winchester brothers reunite and hit the road, battling the supernatural wherever they go. They encounter demons, spirits, Dracula himself and even a drunk, heavily armed seven-foot-tall teddy bear. All the while, the ultimate war draws them into its horror throughout this enthralling six-disc, 22-episode Season Four set. Caught between Heaven and Hell, between God and the Devil, the Winchester brothers must battle for the future of humankind.

Supernatural was created by Eric Kripke. The executive producers are McG, Kripke, Robert Singer and Kim Manners. The series is from Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros.

DVD and BLU- RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

· The Mythologies of Supernatural: From Heaven to Hell – Three section featurette gallery bridging Heaven, Purgatory and Hell to examine key mythological precepts
· Commentary on 3 Key Episodes by Executive Producers and writers
· Extended/Unaired Scenes
· Gag Reel

EPISODES FEATURED

1. Lazarus Rising
2. Are You There, God? It’s Me Dean Winchester
3. In the Beginning
4. Metamorphosis
5. Monster Movie
6. Yellow Fever
7. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester
8. Wishful Thinking
9. I Know What You Did Last Summer
10. Heaven and Hell
11. Family Remains
12. Criss Angel is a Douche Bag
13. After School Special
14. Sex and Violence
15. Death Takes a Holiday
16. On the Head of a Pin
17. It’s a Terrible Life
18. The Monster at the End of This Book
19. Jump the Shark
20. The Rapture
21. When the Levee Breaks
22. Lucifer Rising


Ezra Buzzington Takes A 'BREATH OF HATE'!

BUZZINGTON TAKES A BREATH OF HATE

Actor & Director re-team for new horror film

LOS ANGELES — Velvet Hammer Films and ArsonCuff Entertainment have tapped Ezra Buzzington to play the lead in the upcoming, “BREATH OF HATE”. Last seen opposite Kiefer Sutherland in “Mirrors” and currently in Rob Zombie’s “H2”, Buzzington will collaborate, once again, with director Sean Cain (“Silent Night, Zombie Night”) in this Jack Ketchum-esque horror film.

The Wes Laurie penned script, “Breath” centers around a young woman in the escort business, who on her last job is confronted by a trio of escaped mental patients looking to change the world; one victim at a time. "I can't wait to wrap my guts around this guy." Buzzington says. "I get him. Man, do I get him. Every time I fucking drive in LA."

Buzzington and Cain’s last successful collaboration was on “Someone’s Knocking at the Door”, another horror film Cain produced and Buzzington starred alongside genre vets as Vernon “Commando” Wells and Lew “The Devil’s Rejects” Temple which recently had its European premiere at the prestigious Amsterdam’s Fantastic Film Festival.

“Breath” begins filming in late summer. This is the second production out of Wes Laurie’s ArsonCuff Entertainment and Sean Cain’s Velvet Hammer Films who are currently finishing post-production on “Silent Night, Zombie Night.”


Finally! TRICK 'R TREAT Release Details!

Finally, this fall you'll be able to see what is universally being hailed as one of the best Halloween themed (let alone horror!) movies ever made, Michael Dougherty's TRICK 'R TREAT. The writer/director announced at this past weekend's FANGORIA convention that the film will be available on DVD this October! Plus, much like the REPO road tour, he's taking the film on several theatrical stops from July through October. (Please do make an effort to see it on the big screen with an audience. You will NOT be disappointed!)

FANGORIA has confirmed these early cities so far:
In other TRICK 'R TREAT related news, you'll be able to pick up the soundtrack to the feature in September, and DC/Wildstorm will also be releasing the graphic novel to the movie in October as well. SlashFilm.com got a preview of several pages from the comic. Click HERE or the teaser image below to see more!


TRICK 'R TREAT was written & directed by Michael Dougherty (X-MEN 2, SUPERMAN RETURNS), produced by Bryan Singer (THE USUAL SUSPECTS, X-MEN) and stars Quinn Lord, Brian Cox (RED, MANHUNTER, X-MEN 2), Leslie Bibb (MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN, IRON MAN), Dylan Baker (SPIDER-MAN 2, HAPPINESS), Rochelle Aytes, Anna Paquin (from HBO's TRUE BLOOD), Moneca Delain, Lauren Lee Smith, Tahmoh Penikett, Lauren Lee Smith, Britt McKillip, Isabelle Deluce, Jean-Luc Bilodeau & Samm Todd.

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: REANIMATED Teaser Poster; Trailer!

Night of the Living Dead: REANIMATED Teaser Poster Revealed!

Art is dead... yeah, it's all messed up.

Wild Eye Releasing is pleased to announce the release of the first TEASER POSTER art for the upcoming video art gallery experience Night of the Living Dead: REANIMATED in anticipation of the project's official DVD release in winter 2009.

Organizer/Curator of the project, Mike Schneider, designed the poster as a small glimpse into the dozens of styles on display in the project, which features over 100 artists from around the world. Working from the same source, George Romeros’ original Night of the Living Dead, each artist has taken scenes and 'reanimated' them through processes ranging from CGI to puppetry and oil paintings to tattoos. This creates a new viewing experience of a timeless classic.



Tobin Bell To Voice 'Jigsaw' In SAW: THE VIDEO GAME!

KONAMI ANNOUNCES TOBIN BELL AS THE VOICE OF THE INFAMOUS JIGSAW IN SAW VIDEO GAME

The Company that Pioneered the Survival Horror Genre Partners with Lionsgate® and Twisted Pictures to Bring The Terrifying and Elusive Villain to Game Consoles

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - June 3, 2009 - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., announced that actor Tobin Bell will extend his role as the infamous Jigsaw by voicing the iconic character in the upcoming video game adaptation of the most successful horror franchise in history - SAW. From the company that pioneered the survival horror genre, SAW is being developed for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. SAW will also be available via download on Windows PC. The game will be released this fall timed to Lionsgate's October 23 theatrical release of SAW VI.

Garnering two MTV Movie Award nominations and three consecutive Spike TV Scream Awards nominations for "Best Villain," and winning the Fuse/Fangoria Chainsaw Award for "Best Butcher," Bell's Jigsaw is widely regarded as one of cinema's most terrifying villains. His chilling and immediately recognizable voice is essential to the terror, because he rarely confronts his victims in person, preferring to communicate via recordings, speaking through a puppet named Billy. Jigsaw traps his victims in brutal mechanical devices and forces them to acknowledge the mistakes in their life while testing their resolve to live, usually with gruesome and deadly consequences.

"SAW fans are very vocal, and the one thing they've been shouting since we announced the game is that Tobin Bell absolutely must be the voice of Jigsaw," said David Daniels, Director of Marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "It never occurred to us to even try and make a SAW game without Tobin. His voice is one of those intangible elements that make a SAW movie feel like a SAW movie; so having him voice the game was crucial."

"We are so proud to see the SAW franchise extended through Konami's game, which captures the ethos of Jigsaw and the terror of being caught in one of his games with complete authenticity," added the films' producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules of Twisted Pictures.

Aubrey McClure, Lionsgate's Senior Vice President of Promotions and Licensing, agrees: "This partnership has been about assembling the perfect team to further immerse fans in the SAW universe in a way that feels organic. Tobin Bell, Twisted Pictures, and Konami have all been essential parts of that team with us and we are thrilled at the end result of this collaboration."

And, added the master of terror himself Tobin Bell, "I am so proud to have voiced Jigsaw in this game. I've been very impressed with mechanics of the game. It's terrifyingly smart and intriguing to me! It is a fitting follow-up to the tantalizing games of SAW."

Developed by Zombie Studios and based on the successful film franchise from Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures, SAW invites players to engage in a horrific game inside the treacherous corridors of an abandoned insane asylum that has been transformed into a gauntlet of terrors that Jigsaw alone controls. Players will match wits with Jigsaw as they fight to overcome his horrific traps and the mind-bending puzzles that have become synonymous with the SAW film series.

SAW will be released in North America this fall. For more information, please visit: www.konami.com/saw



MESSENGERS 2: THE SCARECROW On DVD July 21st!

From Ghost House Pictures, the Makers of Boogeyman and 30 Days of Night Comes the Suspenseful Prequel to the Box Office Hit The Messengers, MESSENGERS 2: THE SCARECROW ON DVD JULY 21ST



CULVER CITY, CALIF. (May 11, 2009) – The frightening prequel to the $55 million worldwide box office hit The Messengers, Messengers 2: The Scarecrow debuts on DVD July 21 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The mysterious thriller stars Norman Reedus (American Gangster, The Boondock Saints) and Richard Riehle (Office Space, Glory, The Fugitive), and includes commentary with director Martin Barnewitz (Room 205) and writer Todd Farmer (My Bloody Valentine). Messengers 2: The Scarecrow will be available for $24.96 SLP.

The prequel to the box office hit The Messengers goes back to the farm to finally learn the story of John Rollins -- the simple North Dakota farmer, struggling to save his farm and hold his family together. When he places a mysterious scarecrow in his field his luck changes for the better...but it may be at the cost of his sanity.

Messengers 2: The Scarecrow was directed by Martin Barnewitz from a screenplay by Todd Farmer. Andrew Pfeffer served as producer, with The Messengers producers, genre favorites Rob Tapert, J.R. Young, William Sherak and Jason Shuman as executive producers.

• Includes Director and Writer Commentary

Messengers 2: The Scarecrow has a running time of approximately 94 minutes. This film is rated R for horror violence, sexual content, nudity and some language.

June 09, 2009

MONSTERPALOOZA CONVENTION VIDEO REPORT PART FIVE! PHANTOM HARBOR!

For our 5th and final video report from the MONSTERPALOOZA, ICONS staffer Jsyn chats with Shannon Shea, a long time special effect veteran who hosts the web series PHANTOM HARBOR, specifically geared towards turning kids into monster fanatics! Check it out below! And be on the look out for our complete covention report shortly!



Watch PART 4: VENDOR'S ROOM right HERE!

Watch PART 3: HOWARD BERGER OF KNB FX right HERE!

Watch PART 2: THE MONSTERPALOOZA MUSEUM right HERE!

Watch PART 1: WITH DOUG JONES right HERE!

For more info, go to: http://www.rubberroom101.com


MONSTERPALOOZA CONVENTION VIDEO REPORT PART FOUR! THE VENDORS ROOM!

In Part 4 of our video coverage from Burbank's MONSTERPALOOZA convention, ICONS staffer Jsyn chats with several of the vendors including Rusty Slusser of SPFX Masks, master mold maker Pedro Valdez of Valdez Tools and master painter and extreme artist Tim Gore from the Coast Airbrush. Aspiring FX artists out there, take notes of these incredible artists and watch the video below! Howard Berger of KNB FX intro's this clip for us!



Watch PART 3: HOWARD BERGER OF KNB FX right HERE!

Watch PART 2: THE MONSTERPALOOZA MUSEUM right HERE!

Watch PART 1: WITH DOUG JONES right HERE!

For more info, go to: http://www.rubberroom101.com


June 08, 2009

MONSTERPALOOZA CONVENTION VIDEO REPORT PART THREE! HOWARD BERGER OF KNB!

We're back with part 3 of our video coverage of MONSTERPALOOZA, which took place last weekend in Burbank, California! In this segment, ICONS staffer Jsyn catches up with Howard Berger of KNB! Check out what cool item Howard found while browsing the convention floor. He also dishes out the latest from KNB including Alex Aja's PIRANHA 3D and the new NARNIA movie! Watch it below!



Watch PART 2: THE MONSTERPALOOZA MUSEUM right HERE!

Watch PART 1: WITH DOUG JONES right HERE!

For more info, go to: http://www.rubberroom101.com


MONSTERPALOOZA CONVENTION VIDEO REPORT PART TWO! THE MONSTERPALOOZA MUSEUM!

We're back with the 2nd video from our exclusive MONSTERPALOOZA video coverage, straight from the convention halls of Burbank, California! In this segment, ICONS staffer Jsyn (along with some lovely guests) check out the MONSTERPALOOZA MUSEUM. Below you'll get a glimpse of everything that was on display for monster lovers, including life-size ALIENS, Vincent Price, the Universal monsters (including Boris Karloff's FRANKENSTEIN sipping on coffee!), SIN CITY characters, THE DARK KNIGHT's Joker and  much, much more. Check it out for yourself and be on the lookout for our other MONSTERPALOOZA video segments later this week!



Check out yesterday's post featuring Doug Jones right HERE!

For more info, go to: http://www.rubberroom101.com


MONSTERPALOOZA CONVENTION VIDEO REPORT PART ONE! WITH DOUG JONES!

Last weekend was the first MONSTERPALOOZA convention in beautiful Burbank, California and our ICONS staffer Jsyn was on hand to check out the now historic event! We've put together a series of 5 videos directly from the show with plenty of awesome guests, monster props and tons of fun stuff to make you feel as if you were there! In this first segment, Doug Jones (HELLBOY, PAN'S LABYRINTH) welcomes ICONS readers to the convention. Plus, Jsyn chats with Eliot Brotsky, the event organizer who put together this years MONSTERPALOOZA show! You'll also catch glimpses of plenty of genre alumni such as Margot Kidder, Sid Haig and Brinke Stevens. Watch it now below! And be on the look out for 4 more videos, every day this week!



For more info, go to: http://www.rubberroom101.com


June 05, 2009

Peter Facinelli & Robert Pattinson Talk THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON!

Two new brief video interviews for NEW MOON, the sequel to TWILIGHT have surfaced on-line. The first is with actor Peter Facinelli (Dr. Carlisle Cullen) chatting with E! On-line. The second is with Edward Cullen himself Robert Pattinson on MTV. Make sure to check out the first trailer for NEW MOON at our previous news post HERE! And a behind-the-scenes clip with Taylor Lautner (Jacob) and Kristen Stewart (Bella) HERE.





In addition, author & TWILIGHT creator Stephenie Meyer posted the following statement on her official website saying she'd be discontinuing her My Space page: "A quick fyi: I am taking down my bloated myspace page. It was a lot of fun while it lasted, and I really miss the early days when I could hang out with people online. Many of you are hilarious and insightful, and I wish it was easier for me to talk to everyone the way I used to. With the myspace no longer in existence, I can now clearly state that—beside than this website—there is no other outlet where I communicate with people online. I do not have a facebook page, and I have never had one. I don't do twitter. So if you're communicating with someone online that you think is me, it's not."

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON - Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with the irresistible Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). Suddenly she finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, and finds her loyalties tested. (In theaters November 20, 2009)

Check out 3 recent new images from our previous news post HERE! Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson reprise their "TWILIGHT" roles as Bella and Edward, with Chris Weitz directing. The pic, which centers on Bella being drawn into the world of werewolves while threatened by the Volturi, will be released domestically on Nov. 20.

Michael Sheen joins recently announced cast members Dakota Fanning, Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Tyson Houseman whom form the wolf pack with returning Jacob, Taylor Lautner.

Based on the hit novel series by Stephenie Meyer, TWILIGHT was directed by Catherine Hardwicke and starred Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Nikki Reed, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Jackson Rathbone, Edi Gathegi, Rachelle Lefevre, Ashley Greene, Billy Burke, Cam Cigandet, Kellan Lutz, Anna Kendrick and Taylor Lautner. Chris Weitz will direct the sequel NEW MOON.


June 04, 2009

THE FINAL DESTINATION Trailer! (AKA FINAL DESTINATION 4)

Below you'll find your first look at THE FINAL DESTINATION, the 4th in the FINAL DESTINATION series, helmed once again by Part 2's director David Ellis. Considering our love of Part 2, I'm looking forward to Ellis's race car crash... in 3D no less! Have a peek at the trailer below!



Visit the official website at http://www.thefinaldestinationmovie.com. THE FINAL DESTINATION hits theaters on August 28st, 2009 and stars Nick Zano, Krista Allen (FEAST), Andy Fiscella, Shantel Van Santen, Bobby Campo, Haley Webb, Justin Welborn (THE SIGNAL), Mykelti Williamson & Richard T. Jones. David Ellis, the director of FINAL DESTINATION 2 returns behind the camera for FINAL DESTINATION 4. Eric Bress wrote the script. You can check out a behind-the-scenes video at our previous news post HERE!


3 New Video Clips From [REC] 2!

Hot on the heels of yesterday's trailer debut for [REC] 2, now 3 more video clips have popped up on line from the eagerly anticipated sequel! The original [REC] was of course the influence (or direct shot for shot lift) for QUARANTINE. Watch the 3 clips below and the trailer at our previous news post HERE!







The follow-up is once again directed & scripted by Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plazo. There's also some cool stuff over on the official Filmax website for [REC] 2. (If you can understand Spanish, of course) Check it: www.rec2lapelicula.com

Read our first look of [REC] by clicking the image below! The original [REC] comes to DVD in the US on July 14th!

Free GRACE Screening Friday June 12th At USC!

Want to see GRACE, the new film that everyone's been talking about? For FREE? The USC School of Cinematic Arts and Anchor Bay Entertainment invite you to a special screening of GRACE, Friday June 12th, 2009. The screening starts at 7:30PM at the Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall. You must RSVP for free tickets HERE. The screening will include a special Q & A session immediately following the film with writer/director Paul Solet, actress Jordan Ladd, producer Adam Green, cinematographer Zoran Popovic, composer Austin Wintory & production designer Martina Buckley. Check out the new official red-band trailer below!




New Behind-The-Scenes Video From THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON!

Access Hollywood has posted a behind-the-scenes clip from THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON featuring new interviews with Taylor Lautner (Jacob) and Kristen Stewart (Bella). You can check it out embedded below. Make sure to check out the first trailer for NEW MOON at our previous news post HERE!



THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON - Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with the irresistible Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). Suddenly she finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, and finds her loyalties tested. (In theaters November 20, 2009)

Check out 3 recent new images from our previous news post HERE! Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson reprise their "TWILIGHT" roles as Bella and Edward, with Chris Weitz directing. The pic, which centers on Bella being drawn into the world of werewolves while threatened by the Volturi, will be released domestically on Nov. 20.

Michael Sheen joins recently announced cast members Dakota Fanning, Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Tyson Houseman whom form the wolf pack with returning Jacob, Taylor Lautner.

Based on the hit novel series by Stephenie Meyer, TWILIGHT was directed by Catherine Hardwicke and starred Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Nikki Reed, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Jackson Rathbone, Edi Gathegi, Rachelle Lefevre, Ashley Greene, Billy Burke, Cam Cigandet, Kellan Lutz, Anna Kendrick and Taylor Lautner. Chris Weitz will direct the sequel NEW MOON.


HELLRAISER Remake Stalled?

Last we reported, filmmaker Pascal Laugier, the director of MARTYRS was attached to helm the long in development HELLRAISER remake. We had heard that he had just submitted his latest draft of the script several weeks back. Now, it appears he's no longer a part of the project. 

Clive Barker wrote via his official Twitter account: "Pascal Laugier is regrettably no longer on the Hellraiser remake. I think Martyrs is extraordinary."

No word on who's tackling HELLRAISER at this point. Previous filmmakers attached included INSIDE helmers
Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo as well as writers Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton who wrote the FEAST trilogy & SAW IV-VI. We'll keep you posted on the latest!


 

AMERICA'S BAD KIDS EPISODE 16: HORROR ROCK BAND CALABRESE!

Now that we're all caught up with AMERICA'S BAD KIDS episodes from last year, are you ready for brand new BAD KIDS?! Here's the latest! In this episode, John Torrani finally gets to meet the band Calabrese. This Horror Rock band has provided music for several past episodes of America's Bad Kids and now thanks to a trip to Dallas for the Texas Frightmare weekend, they're officially guests. John meets up with Bobby & Jimmy Calabrese to get the skinny on their new album, their comic book and their new film THE GRAVES with Clare Grant, Tony Todd & Bill Moseley. Watch it below!



Get more BAD KIDS at: www.americasbadkids.com. You can also find more episodes at the official My Space page: www.myspace.com/americasbadkidstv.

WATCH AMERICA'S BAD KIDS EPISODE ONE: HYAENA GALLERY HERE!

WATCH AMERICA'S BAD KIDS EPISODE TWO: LLOYD KAUFMAN OF TROMA HERE!

WATCH AMERICA'S BAD KIDS EPISODE THREE: RAVEN RILEY HERE!

WATCH AMERICA'S BAD KIDS EPISODE FOUR: MY EXPLOITATION BREAKFAST HERE!

WATCH AMERICA'S BAD KIDS EPISODE FIVE: GUNN PLAY W/ JAMES GUNN HERE!


WATCH AMERICA'S BAD KIDS EPISODE SIX: CANNIBAL THE MUSICAL LIVE HERE!

WATCH AMERICA'S BAD KIDS EPISODE SEVEN: ITALIAN BAD KID RUGGERO DEODATO HERE!

WATCH AMERICA'S BAD KIDS EPISODE EIGHT: JIM VAN BEBBER HERE!

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The New Trailer For [REC] 2!

A brand new trailer for the upcoming sequel [REC] 2 has made it's way on-line! Judging from this new clip and the previously released teaser trailer, it looks like [REC] 2 picks up immediately after the events of the first film. (Looks like we may see some familiar faces too!) The follow-up is once again directed & scripted by Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plazo. The original [REC] was of course the influence (or direct shot for shot lift) for QUARANTINE. Check out the teaser HERE, some images HERE and the new trailer below!



There's also some cool stuff over on the official Filmax website for [REC] 2. (If you can understand Spanish, of course) Check it: www.rec2lapelicula.com

Read our first look of [REC] by clicking the image below. The original [REC] comes to DVD in the US on July 14th!

 

SCREAM 4 Update! Will David Arquette & Courteney Cox Be Back?

Several months back, it was rumored that writer Kevin Williamson was conceiving of an entirely new SCREAM trilogy to kick off with the long-talked about (yet probably unnecessary) SCREAM 4. Now, EW is reporting that it is in fact true as the latest flick in the SCREAM franchise is being referred to as a "reboot". Don't worry, in this case, I don't think that's the appropriate term considering actors from the original trilogy are intended to come back.

From the original article: "EW has learned exclusively that Williamson has approached Courteney Cox Arquette and David Arquette to return. Deals have yet to be signed, however, as all involved try to hammer out potential scheduling conflicts that could arise now that Courteney Cox Arquette's pilot Cougar Town was picked up by ABC."

Wes Craven has gone on record saying that he'd consider coming back with Kevin Williamson's involvement but not until he reads the script and sees it's something worth coming back to. No word on how Neve Campbell would play into the new movie or if she'd even want to come back, but we'll keep you posted.


Courtney Ford Joins Cast Of DEXTER Season 4!

The Hollywood Reporter revealed that actress Courtney Ford will appear in several episodes of Showtime's upcoming 4th season of DEXTER. Ford (the spouse of SUPERMAN RETURNS actor Brandon Routh) recently appeared in Ben Rock's ALIEN RAIDERS. She joins recently announced cast member John Lithgow who will be portraying serial killer Walter Simmons. (Read all about Lithgow's casting at our previous news post HERE!) Season 3 hits store shelves on August 18th, while Season 4 will begins airing September 27th on Showtime. DEXTER stars Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Julie Benz, James Remar, David Zayas, Lauren Vélez and C.S. Lee.


Script Review For POLTERGEIST Remake!

Several months back, Latino Review put together a video for their script review of Platinum Dunes upcoming A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET remake. Now, they've done it again with a script review of POLTERGEIST. Keep in mind though that their original post admits that this is a review of the first draft by screenwriters Juliet Snowden and Stiles White (KNOWING, BOOGEYMAN). MGM claims they are no longer using this draft, so no word on if Snowden and White are still on board as the writers. Vadim Perelman is still attached to direct. Check out the video below:






The original POLTERGEIST was of course directed by Tobe Hooper and produced by Steven Spielberg. It spawned 2 sequels.

Official GHOSTBUSTERS Website Launches!

No, no... it's not for GHOSTBUSTERS 3 (yet!), but with the brand new Blu-Ray edition of the first GHOSTBUSTERS set to hit store shelves on June 16th, an official GHOSTBUSTERS website has just launched over at http://www.ghostbusters.com! You can check out the trailer for the Blu-Ray ( also embedded below), along with clips, tons of behind the scenes photos and more over on the site.



The original GHOSTBUSTERS was directed by Ivan Reitman from a script by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, and starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis and Annie Potts. Check out Dan Aykroyd's latest comments on the upcoming GHOSTBUSTERS 3 at our previous news post HERE. Harold Ramis talks GHOSTBUSTERS 3 HERE, and you can read Bill Murray's comments on GHOSTBUSTERS 3 from our previous news post HERE!


Another Gymnast Scandel? Another TRUE BLOOD Viral Video!

With TRUE BLOOD's second season less then 2 weeks away, HBO's viral campaign just keeps on coming! We were forwarded this following You Tube clip which we assume will probably pop up in the background on someone's TV at some point during the upcoming season.



The first season of TRUE BLOOD is now on DVD and Blu-Ray and with Season 2 set to premiere on June 14th. Check out the latest trailer for TRUE BLOOD Season 2 HERE. And another trailer HERE! Watch a clip from TRUE BLOOD Season 2 right HERE. You can see a teaser poster for TRUE BLOOD Season 2 at our previous news post HERE!

Season one credits: TRUE BLOOD is created by and executive produced by Alan Ball; based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris; co-executive producer, Brian Buckner; supervising producer, Nancy Oliver; produced by Carol Dunn Trussell; producer, Alexander Woo; co-producer, Raelle Tucker.

Season one directors: Alan Ball, John Dahl, Nick Gomez, Anthony M. Hemingway, Michael Lehmann, Daniel Minahan, Nancy Oliver, Marcos Siego, Scott Winant. Season one writers: Alan Ball, Brian Buckner, Chris Offutt, Nancy Oliver, Raelle Tucker, Alexander Woo.

2 New Michael Myers Images! HALLOWEEN 2 On The Cover Of FANGORIA!

2 new images of Michael Myers from HALLOWEEN 2 have surfaced on-line! The first via Rob Zombie's My Space blog, and the second on the cover of the new issue of FANGORIA! Check 'em both below:




See the latest behind-the-scenes video right HERE. Make sure to check out the trailer to HALLOWEEN 2 right HERE & be on the look out for the new trailer shortly. Watch another video clip from our last post HERE! Don't forget to read our brand new FRIGHT exclusive interview with ROB ZOMBIE by clicking the frame below!



Make sure to read our set reports from H2 by clicking the images below!

HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART ONE: FX ARTIST WAYNE TOTH! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART TWO: PRODUCER MALEK AKKAD! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART THREE: PRODUCER ANDY GOULD! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART FOUR: ACTRESS SCOUT TAYLOR-COMPTON! (Click image below to read it!)



Rob Zombie returns to write and direct HALLOWEEN 2, which stars Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif, Sherri Moon Zombie, Danielle Harris, Brea Grant, Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams, Margot Kidder, Daniel Roebuck, Chase Wright Vanek, Dayton Callie, Richard Brake, Matt Bush, Howard Hesseman, Bill Fagerbakke, Ezra Buzzington, Jeff Daniel Phillips & Mark Christopher Lawrence. H2 hits theaters this August 28th!

June 03, 2009

Lost NIGHTBREED Footage Found! But... Will You Get To See It?

For years, fans have been asking Clive Barker if we'll ever get to see a "director's cut" of his underrated classic NIGHTBREED. It's long been thought that the deleted footage from his cut of the movie had been long lost. Now... it seems it's right within reach. And only your interest will help make it available!

Here's the short version - Clive's friend Mark Miller has been searching for the lost footage and had spoken to a studio exec who claims that he "can access the footage at any time" from storage with "good reason". When asking about the potential of getting the footage and putting out a proper NIGHTBREED DVD release, the studio said that it's "not even worth the cost of an upgrade to Blu-Ray".

Phil and Sarah (keepers of the Clive Barker website) have ALL the full details on a post on their site (HERE) with instructions on what YOU can do to help. Essentially, we have to show our interest and convince the studios that we WANT a NIGHTBREED "Director's Cut"!



FIRST LOOK REVIEW: PONTYPOOL!

Just added! Our staffer Adam Barnick just posted a FIRST LOOK REVIEW for the much talked about indie flick PONTYPOOL. Directed by Bruce McDonald from a script by Tony Burgess, PONTYPOOL stars Stephen McHattie (WATCHMEN, HISTORY OF VIOLENCE), Lisa Houle, Georgine Reilly, Hrant Alianak and Rick Roberts.

Synopsis: Pontypool tells the story of shock-jock radio D.J. Grant Mazzy. Mazzy has, once again, been kicked off the Big City airwaves and now the only job he can get is the early morning show at CLSY Radio in the small town of Pontypool which broadcasts from the basement of the small town's only church. What begins as another boring day of school bus cancellations due to yet another massive snow storm quickly becomes deadly. Bizarre reports start piling in of people developing strange speech patterns and committing horrendous acts of violence. But there's nothing coming in on the news wires. So...is this really happening? Before long, Grant and the small staff at CLSY find themselves trapped in the radio station as they discover that this insane behavior taking over the town is caused by a deadly virus that may be spreading as a direct result of their radio transmissions... Now they must shut up or die.

Click HERE or the image below to read Adam's review!


3 NEW DVD REVIEWS! LAID TO REST, ZOMBIE STRIPPERS & THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU!

Our staffer Phil Fasso just checked in with 3 more new DVD REVIEWS. On his current queue? The much talked about LAID TO REST, THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU (1977 version) and Jenna Jameson's horror movie ZOMBIE STRIPPERS. Click on the DVD covers to read what Phil had to say about them!






June 01, 2009

The Trailer For THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON!

It aired during last night's MTV MOVIE AWARDS, and now the first trailer for THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON has made it's debut on-line via the My Space Trailer Park page. Check out your first look at the new TWILIGHT movie embedded below!



THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON - Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with the irresistible Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). Suddenly she finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, and finds her loyalties tested. (In theaters November 20, 2009)

Check out 3 recent new images from our previous news post HERE! Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson reprise their "TWILIGHT" roles as Bella and Edward, with Chris Weitz directing. The pic, which centers on Bella being drawn into the world of werewolves while threatened by the Volturi, will be released domestically on Nov. 20.

Michael Sheen joins recently announced cast members Dakota Fanning, Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Tyson Houseman whom form the wolf pack with returning Jacob, Taylor Lautner.

Based on the hit novel series by Stephenie Meyer, TWILIGHT was directed by Catherine Hardwicke and starred Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Nikki Reed, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Jackson Rathbone, Edi Gathegi, Rachelle Lefevre, Ashley Greene, Billy Burke, Cam Cigandet, Kellan Lutz, Anna Kendrick and Taylor Lautner. Chris Weitz will direct the sequel NEW MOON.


Rob Zombie On Twitter! New Michael Myers Image!

Rob Zombie has joined the world of Twitter! And unveiled a new image of Michael Myers as the backdrop to his Twitter page. Go add him at: http://twitter.com/rwzombie. And don't forget to check out the new behind-the-scenes video clip from HALLOWEEN 2 at our previous news post HERE!



Watch another video clip from our last post HERE! Check out a new "bloodied" pic of Michael Myers from our previous news post HERE! Don't forget to read our brand new FRIGHT exclusive interview with ROB ZOMBIE by clicking the frame below!



Make sure to read our set reports from H2 by clicking the images below!

HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART ONE: FX ARTIST WAYNE TOTH! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART TWO: PRODUCER MALEK AKKAD! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART THREE: PRODUCER ANDY GOULD! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART FOUR: ACTRESS SCOUT TAYLOR-COMPTON! (Click image below to read it!)



Rob Zombie returns to write and direct HALLOWEEN 2, which stars Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif, Sherri Moon Zombie, Danielle Harris, Brea Grant, Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams, Margot Kidder, Daniel Roebuck, Chase Wright Vanek, Dayton Callie, Richard Brake, Matt Bush, Howard Hesseman, Bill Fagerbakke, Ezra Buzzington, Jeff Daniel Phillips & Mark Christopher Lawrence. H2 hits theaters this August 28th!