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September 18, 2009

ICONS EXCLUSIVE: The Original GRACE Short Film - WITH & Without Commentary!

It's no secret that ICONS OF FRIGHT has had a long history with filmmaker Paul Solet and his movie GRACE. We've been firm supporters of this talented up and coming writer & director since we first met him at a Fangoria Weekend Of Horrors show back in 2005 and we were there to help out when the time came for him to make his short film version of GRACE back in 2006. Since then (as the story goes), the fine gents over at Ariescope stepped in and helped get the feature length film made. With GRACE: "The Movie" now out & available everywhere on DVD and Blu-Ray, we thought it'd be fun to go back and look at the original 6 minute short film that started it all. Not only that but we also put together a second version of the GRACE short film with a commentary track by writer/director Paul Solet and FX artist (and ICONS scribe) Jason Alvino. Check out the short (starring Liza Weil and Brian Austin Green) below, and then watch it again with commentary!





Check out our latest GRACE related interviews with writer/director Paul Solet, star Jordan Ladd and producer Adam Green. Click each image to read their interviews!







Written & directed by Paul Solet, starring Jordan Ladd (CABIN FEVER, DEATH PROOF), Gabrielle Rose, Malcolm Stewart, Samantha Ferris, Stephen Park & Serge Houde, & produced by Adam Green (HATCHET, SPIRAL) & Cory Neal from Ariescope with Anchor Bay Entertainment. NY street team photos can be found HERE!


September 11, 2009

New Trailer For TRICK 'R TREAT! Coming Finally On October 6th!

I can not wait until October 6th! Because the DVD and Blu-Ray of Michael Dougherty's TRICK 'R TREAT finally comes out and I plan on watching it every day until Halloween night! Yahoo has debuted another brand new trailer for the much praised Halloween anthology, and this one by far best represents the tone of the movie itself. This is out 'A CHRISTMAS STORY' for Halloween! Check it out embedded below!



Check out the official website at: http://trickrtreat-movie.warnerbros.com

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, Alberto Ghisi & Samm Todd.


New Red-Band Trailer For THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL!

It'll be on video on demand starting October 1st and then bowing for a limited theatrical release on October 30th, Ti West's much talked about new film THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL now has a brand spanking new red-band trailer courtesy of Hulu. Check it out below, along with a few news stills and the film synopsis!



From writer-director Ti West comes THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, a satanic thriller set in the 1980s starring Jocelin Donahue (JT Petty’s forthcoming THE BURROWERS), indie ingénue Greta Gerwig (HANNAH TAKES THE STAIRS, BAGHEAD), Tom Noonan (SNOW ANGELS, MANHUNTER), Mary Woronov (EATING RAOUL, THE DEVIL’S REJECTS), AJ Bowen (THE SIGNAL) and Dee Wallace (E.T., Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN).

Sam (Donahue) is a pretty college sophomore, so desperate to earn some cash for a deposit on an apartment that she accepts a babysitting job even after she finds out there is no baby. Mr. and Mrs. Ulman (cult actors Noonan and Woronov) are the older couple who lure Sam out to their creeky Victorian mansion deep in the woods, just in time for a total lunar eclipse. Megan (Gerwig) is Sam’s best friend, who gives her a ride out to the house, and reluctantly leaves her there despite suspecting that something is amiss. Victor (Bowen) at first seems like just a creepy guy lurking around the house, but quickly makes it clear that Sam will end this night in a bloody fight for her life....




Oct. 6th DVD Releases: SEVENTH MOON, OFFSPRING, THE THAW, THE CHILDREN & THE GATE!

One month left! Lionsgate brings the newest Ghost House Underground releases - Seventh Moon, Offspring, The Thaw and The Children - to DVD and Blu-ray Disc just in time for Halloween, along with The Gate: Monstrous Special Edition. These chilling releases creep into stores on October 6th.

Ghost House Underground
These terrifying tales are handpicked by the most trusted names in horror, Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, the creative forces behind The Evil Dead franchise and Drag Me to Hell.

"We are very proud to present these films that feature the most talented, up and coming directors who work in our favorite genre. With Ghost House Underground, we have the opportunity to present these distinctive horror films to a discerning and enthusiastic audience." - Sam Raimi

"These films all embody the independent spirit of Ghost House Underground. They maintain the quality that people expect from a Ghost House release and I feel strongly that we will be seeing more from these filmmakers in the future." - Rob Tapert

Seventh Moon Synopsis:
Seventh Moon "will send chills down your spine..." (Dread Central.com). Director Eduardo Sanchez, winner of the 1999 Cannes Film Festival Award of Youth for The Blair Witch Project, "returns with a brilliantly conceived and executed supernatural thriller" (Fantastic Fest). According to an ancient Chinese myth, on the full moon of the seventh lunar month, the gates of hell open and the dead are freed to roam among the living. While honeymooning in China, a young newlywed couple takes part in a sacred event that honors these spirits. Unfortunately their enthusiasm borders on mockery and their disagreeable charm ends in angry glances among the locals. As night falls, their tour guide abandons them in a desolate field. What they thought was a joke is becoming far too real as they fight to survive the night of the Seventh Moon.

DVD/Blu-ray Disc special features include:

* Audio commentary with writer/director Eduardo Sanchez and actress Amy Smart
* "Ghosts of Hong Kong: The Making of Seventh Moon" featurette
* "The Pale Figures" featurette
* "Mysteries of the Seventh Lunar Month" featurette

Offspring Synopsis:
They Hunt in Packs. They Feed on Flesh. They prey on innocence. They are back with a vengeance and an insatiable appetite for human flesh. Their time has come - again. Based on the acclaimed novel and adapted for the screen by bestselling author Jack Ketchum, Offspring follows the survivors of a brutal flesh-eating clan that has re-surfaced in the once sleepy town of Dead River, Maine. The locals are in for a rude awakening when they realize it's the same pack that the sheriff thought he killed off a decade ago. Just when they thought the nightmare was over, they're about to discover that the fight for their lives has only just begun. The film was included in the Fangoria Weekend of Horror and Rue Morgue's Festival of Fear.

DVD/Blu-ray Disc special features include:

* Audio commentary with writer Jack Ketchum, director/producer Andrew Van Den Houten and producer/cinematographer William M. Miller
* "Progeny: The Birth of Offspring" featurette
* Webisodes
* Photo gallery
* Printable script

The Thaw Synopsis:
Val Kilmer (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) stars as a renowned environmental advocate, Dr. David Kruipen, who discovers the real horror of global warming in the frightening new film The Thaw. When Dr. Kruipen discovers the carcass of a woolly mammoth in a polar ice cap, he helms a team of four bright ecology students and leads them in a research mission at a remote Arctic station. The group uncovers information beyond their wildest dreams...and nightmares...when a pre-historic parasite revives and searches for a new warm-blooded host. Now, infected, the unsuspecting students are forced to choose between a quarantine that will result in their burial ground or a global epidemic.

DVD/Blu-ray Disc special features include:

* Behind the scenes footage

The Children Synopsis:
You brought them into the world. They will take you out. A family anticipates a Christmas filled with sledding, laughter and hot cocoa as they head to their vacation home in the secluded backcountry. The holiday cheer takes a fast turn for the worst after a mysterious flu-like virus sweeps through the kids. One by one the children become deadly. Amidst the suspicion, mayhem and murder, the parents must fight for survival against their own twisted offspring. The Children was declared "relentless, primal horror" (Guardian), a "taboo shattering movie" (Time Out), "Village of the Damned for the 21st Century" (IGN.com) and Steve Niles, author of the graphic novel 30 Days of Night says, "I will never go near a playground again!"

DVD/Blu-ray Disc special features include:

* Deleted scenes
* "The Making of The Children" featurette
* "Shooting on Location" featurette
* "Paul Hyett Talks Prosthetics" featurette
* "Snow Set Design" featurette
* "Inside Tom Shankland's On Set Lair" featurette
* "Working with The Children" featurette

Pricing: DVD $19.98 each
Pricing: Blu-ray Disc $29.99 each

The Gate: Monstrous Special Edition
The Gate debuts in a Special Edition DVD this October from Lionsgate. Starring Stephen Dorff (Public Enemies), Kelly Rowan (TV's "The O.C.") and Jennifer Irwin (HBO's "Eastbound & Down"), the film is a terrifying tale about three children who accidently open a gate to hell which releases demons from an ancient civilization. The Gate: Monstrous Special Edition is loaded with new special features including audio commentary with the director, writer and special effects supervisor, plus two featurettes that examine the filmmaking process and the original theatrical trailer.

They are here and they want to meet the neighbors. After an old tree is removed from the ground, three teenagers come across a special rock with a beautiful crystalline center in their backyard. The rock enthralls them and they dig up the family's lawn in a search for more of the precious stones. However, instead of stones, they find The Gate: a hidden underground chamber that holds the secret of centuries and the vengeance of eternity. Their actions inadvertently liberate a horde of nasty, pint-sized demons from the hole and what follows is a classic battle between good and evil as the three kids struggle to overcome a nightmarish hell that is literally taking over the Earth.
Pricing: DVD $19.98


September 07, 2009

New Theatrical One-Sheet Poster For LIVE EVIL!

Actor Lee Perkins gave us a sneak peek at the new theatrical one sheet poster for his latest flick LIVE EVIL. Written and directed by Jay Woelfel, the new vampire flick stars genre vets TIM THOMSERSON, KEN FOREE and TIFFANY SHEPIS along with Mark Hengst, Osa Wallander, Jeff Burr and Lee Perkins. It's playing in limited theatrical starting September 18th, followed by a video on demand AND a DVD release on November 3rd. Visit the official site: http://www.liveevilthemovie.com




September 04, 2009

HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER Comes To Blu-Ray September 29th!

"He's not Freddy. He's not Jason. He's real." I'll never forget seeing that tagline for the first time on the VHS box of HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER, which is still one of those disturbing genre films that gets to me. How far we've come that now we're getting a Blu-Ray special edition of the movie courtesy of Dark Sky Films on September 29th.

Features include: commentary, deleted scenes & outtakes, a making-of documentary, a documentary on real life killer Henry Lee Lucas, trailers, storyboards and a stills gallery. Check out the cover artwork below as well as the synopsis:



"Based on actual events, this controversial and critically-acclaimed horror classic chronicles a few short weeks in the life serial killer, Henry Lee Lucas.

Michael Rooker gives a bone-chilling performance as Henry, a solitary drifter who leads his dim ex-jail mate Otis (Tim Towles), on a senseless killing spree through the streets of Chicago. Choosing their victims at random, they vary their methods of execution to avoid detection. Meanwhile, Otis unsuspecting sister, Becky (Tracy Arnold), comes to visit and finds herself falling in love with Henry.

Filmmaker John McNaughton directed HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER, a provocative portrayal of a mass murderer that continues to shock and disturb twenty years after its debut."

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Official Website For THE HILLS RUN RED Launches!

The official website for THE HILLS RUN RED has launched over at: http://www.hillsrunred.com. You'll be greeted by the trailer upon arrival to the page, but also DVD info, synopsis, a gallery with some brand new images, video clips, desktops, buddy icons, blogs from the films characters and more! Check it out now over at: http://www.hillsrunred.com

Check out a slew of images at our previous news post HERE.

Synopsis A film fanatic's obsession with finding a complete print of a classic slasher movie leads him and two friends into the backwoods where the film was shot. They realize too late that filming never ended -- the movie's star, the deformed, murderous BABY FACE, and his twisted family continue to film and kill unsuspecting victims. Now our heroes must survive the nightmarish onslaught or become part of the movie forever.

THE HILLS RUN RED stars Sophie Monk, Tad Hilgenbrinck (LOST BOYS: THE TRIBE), William Sadler (THE MIST, THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION), Alex Wyndham and Janet Montgomery (WRONG TURN 3).

Make sure you check out our exclusive THE HILLS RUN RED interview with director DAVE PARKER! Click HERE or the image below to read it!


Whoa! The Full [REC] 2 Trailer!

Whoa! The full length trailer for the eagerly anticipated Spanish sequel [REC] 2 can now be seen over on THIS website! The original [REC] served as the (practically shot-for-shot) basis of last year's QUARANTINE. The follow-up is once again directed & scripted by Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plazo. [REC] 2 is set to start hitting the festival circuit shortly. We'll keep you posted on release details when we hear 'em! See the new trailer HERE!

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!


Blu-Ray Editions Of THE MONSTER SQUAD, CUJO, FRAILTY & MY BLOOD VALENTINE Coming!

Lionsgate has announced a slew of new Blu-Ray discs all hitting store shelves on November 24th. Below's a breakdown of titles with their respective features:

FRAILTY Synopsis:
Fenton Meeks approaches an FBI agent one night claiming he knows the identity of a vicious serial killer. The FBI agent is unimpressed until Fenton reveals that the killer is his younger brother Adam. Fenton recounts in a series of flashbacks, how he and his brother, grew up in a very loving family, raised by their widowed father. All that changed, the day his father awoke, believing he had been visited by an angel and given a mission to destroy "demons" - seemingly normal people who walk the earth as pure evil. Fenton's father and brother Adam swear to carry out this 'divine' mission. Out of loyalty however, Fenton refused to go to the police, until now. Believing Fenton's startling tale of the slaughter of innocents, the FBI agent follows him to the family's rose garden only to be surprised that neither evil nor innocence are what they seem. The Blu-ray Disc is presented in newly remastered 1080P High Definition Widescreen and features 7.1 DTS HD Master Audio and French 5.1 Dolby Digital. Special features include three separate audio commentaries, "Anatomy of a scene," a "making-of" featurette, deleted scenes, storyboards and a photo gallery.

Lionsgate brings a trio of horror favorites to Blu-ray Disc for the first time on November 24th. Cujo: 25th Anniversary Edition starring Dee Wallace (E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial), plus cult classics The Monster Squad: 20th Anniversary Edition and My Bloody Valentine: Special Edition all make their debut on Blu-ray.

CUJO: 25th Anniversary Edition Synopsis:
Based on the frightening best-selling book from the king of horror himself, Stephen King, Cujo has become a film classic. In a bizarre case of nature versus humanity, a Saint Bernard infected with rabies from a diseased bat attacks a mother and her son. When the family becomes trapped in their car, they must depend on their wits to defeat the crazed canine. The Blu-ray Disc is presented in 1080P High Definition 16x9 Widescreen and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. Blu-ray Disc special features include audio commentary with Director Lewis Teague and the three part documentary, "Dog Days: The Making of Cujo."

THE MONSTER SQUAD: 25th Anniversary Edition Synopsis:
Count Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, the Wolfman, the Mummy and the Gillman - adjourn to earth in search of a powerful amulet that will grant them power to rule the world. However, a bunch of kids regarded by their peers as losers and outsiders uncover the devious plan and prepare for a counter strike. Now, our heroes - the Monster Squad - are the only ones daring to stand in their way. The Blu-ray Disc is presented in 1080P High Definition 16x9 Widescreen and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. Blu-ray Disc special features include a five-part retrospective featurette Monster Squad Forever!, a classic interview with the Monster himself A Conversation with Frankenstein, deleted scenes, an animated storyboard sequence and more!

MY BLOODY VALENTINE: Special Edition Synopsis:
On Valentine's Day 20 years before, an explosion of methane gas took the lives of a group of coal miners working in the Hanniger Mine near the small town of Valentine Bluffs. The accident occurred because supervisors left their posts to attend the annual Valentine's Day dance. A year later, Harry Warden, the only survivor of the accident, retaliated by killing the two supervisors and leaving a terrifying warning never to hold another Valentine's Day dance. After two decades have passed, despite warnings, a group of young adults start preparations for another dance. When a blood-soaked heart arrives at the police station, accompanied by an ominous message, the dance is canceled. However, a Valentine party is held in its place at the coal mine and it isn't long before people begin dying violently. It appears Warden has returned to punish those who did not heed his warning. The Blu-ray Disc is presented in 1080P High Definition 16x9 Widescreen and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. Blu-ray Disc special features include the featurette "Bloodlust: My Bloody Valentine and the Rise of the Slasher Film," "Bloodlines: An interactive Horror Film History" and deleted footage.

Pricing: Blu-ray Disc $19.99 each




September 02, 2009

DARK DAYS Are Coming! 30 DAYS OF NIGHT Sequel Nabs Director!

Bloody-Disgusting is reporting that Ben Ketai is set to direct 30 DAYS OF NIGHT: DARK DAYS, the official sequel to David Slade's 30 DAYS OF NIGHT. Based on the original comic book sequel DARK DAYS, writer/co-creator Steve Niles also penned the script with Ketai. Ketai has experience in the 30 DAYS OF NIGHT universe having worked on the web series "30 DAYS OF NIGHT: BLOOD TRAILS" and "30 DAYS OF NIGHT: DUST TO DUST." The character of Stella Oleson (played by Melissa George in the first film) plays a major role in the story of DARK DAYS, but according to BD will be recast for this direct-to-DVD sequel. Shooting begins tentatively in October in Vancouver. More when we hear it!


First Image From THE HOST 2!

It always seems like foreign cinema is where it's at in terms of new & original horror flicks, so after the success of Bong Joon-ho's THE HOST, it comes as no surprise that a sequel was inevitable. Directed by  Ning Hao (the director behind CRAZY STONE), THE HOST 2 shot earlier this year and now it looks like we've got our first look at the creature via this test image found on TwitchFilm.net (courtesy of Daum) Check it out below!



Too early to say the release date but we'll keep you posted as soon as we hear something!

September 01, 2009

Magnolia Acquires Bong Joon-Ho's Critically Acclaimed MOTHER!

New York – August 31st, 2009 – The Wagner/Cuban Companies' Magnolia Pictures announced today that it has acquired North American rights to Bong Joon-Ho’s MOTHER, which debuted at Cannes in Un Certain Regard earlier this year to stellar reviews. Gearing up for a Bong Joon-ho retrospective, Magnolia has also acquired BARKING DOGS NEVER BITE, Bong’s 2000 debut which was previously unreleased stateside. Magnolia had a big hit in 2007 with Bong’s THE HOST, and is excited to be the American home for the filmmaker, one of the most dynamic and exciting on the world stage today.

MOTHER is a unique thriller about a mother’s primal love for her son. It stars Kim Hye-ja (in what critics are calling one of the best performances of the year) as a mother who throws herself body and soul into proving the innocence of her son who she believes to be wrongly accused of murder. The Korean selection for this year’s Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, MOTHER continues its prestigious run on the festival circuit this fall—it is an official selection in both the Toronto International Film Festival and the New York Film Festival. Magnolia plans on releasing the film theatrically sometime early next year.

BARKING DOGS NEVER BITE is a dark comedy about an out-of-work college professor who is driven mad by the sound of barking dogs in his apartment building, eventually resorting to kidnapping them. Never released stateside, Bong’s directorial debut is a must-see for fans as it has hints of things to come with his later works, especially THE HOST.

“We are thrilled to be in the Bong Joon-Ho business again, and to be doing our first deal with CJ Entertainment,” said Magnolia Senior Vice President Tom Quinn . “MOTHER is one of the best films of the year from one of the world’s most versatile, exciting directors, and BARKING DOGS makes a great addition to our growing library. We want to be releasing Bong’s films as long as he keeps making them.”

“I'm very thrilled that Magnolia will be distributing MOTHER to the wider audience in North America ,” said Bong. “Having previously worked with Magnolia on THE HOST, I am well aware of their love and passion for film. I hope MOTHER can once again fuel up the interest of North American audiences in Korean cinema.”

‘We are very excited to find a passionate partner like Magnolia, who successfully launched THE HOST in North America and has a real understanding of Bong’s films,” said Senior Vice President Kini S. Kim for CJ Entertainment. “With Magnolia distributing both MOTHER, and BARKING DOGS NEVER BITE, we know his unique, fun and exciting filmmaking will reach wider audiences.”



LAKE MUNGO Joins AFTER DARK HORRORFEST 4 Line-Up!

After Dark Films have announced LAKE MUNGO as their 3rd acquisition for the upcoming HORRORFEST 8 FILMS TO DIE FOR, the 4th of the annual festival set to hit theaters on January 29th, 2010. LAKE MUNGO joins the already announced DREAD (the latest Clive Barker adaptation written & directed by Anthony Deblasi) and THE GRAVES. Here's the official press release and a pair of images:

Los Angeles, CA (August 27, 2009) — After Dark Films CEO Courtney Solomon has announced that After Dark has inked a deal with Arclight Films to feature Lake Mungo in it’s next incarnation of After Dark Horrorfest®: 8 Films to Die For. The supernatural mystery is written and directed by Joel Anderson making his feature debut. Talia Zucker, Rosie Traynor, David Pledger and Martin Sharpe star. Georgie Nevile and David Rapsey produced. Dana Lambert, VP of Acquisitions at After Dark brokered the deal with Arclight Films who represented the filmmakers in the negotiations.

In Lake Mungo, sixteen-year-old Alice Palmer drowns while swimming in the local dam. When her body is recovered and a verdict of accidental death returned, her grieving family buries her. The family then experiences a series of strange and inexplicable events centered in and around their home. Profoundly unsettled, the Palmers seek the help of psychic and parapsychologist, Ray Kemeny. Ray discovers that Alice led a secret, double life. A series of clues lead the family to Lake Mungo where Alice's secret past emerges.

“Joel has created an eerily crafted, suspense piece that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats and will leave them with a sense of unease for days to come.” stated Solomon. “We’re pleased to bring such an original film to audiences in the US.”

Gary Hamilton, Managing Director of Arclight Films, added, “Arclight is extremely proud of the continuing success of Joel’s film and feel that After Dark has the right vision to bring maximum success for Lake Mungo in the US market.”

After Dark Films will continue to announce their line up over the upcoming months leading up to the January 29, 2010 release. “With Horrorfest entering its fourth year, we’re pleased that we can continue to bring to our fans exciting, new films that expand the entire horror genre.” added Solomon.

Joel Anderson is repped by UTA.

After Dark Horrorfest 4 runs for one week in theatres across the United States from January 29nd – February 5th, making it the largest nationwide film festival.

After Dark Films: Founded in 2006 by film producer/director/writer Courtney Solomon and real estate and textile financier Allan Zeman, After Dark Films is a leader in independent film finance, production and acquisition of genre films for theatrical release.

After Dark is perhaps best known for its creation and execution of After Dark Horrorfest® – 8 Films to Die For® (www.horrorfestonline.com). Debuting in 2006, After Dark Horrorfest ® is a one week national film festival that celebrates all areas of the horror genre. In its first year, Horrorfest became the first film festival in history to break into the Top 10 at the national box office, grossing over $2.5 million Additionally, it reached great success with over 1.6 million DVDs currently in circulation through distribution partner Lionsgate.

After Dark's initial film release was the box office success An American Haunting (2006), written, directed and produced by Courtney Solomon. An American Haunting opened at the #2 spot in the nation, and maintained its position for four weeks. Subsequent releases include The Abandoned; Skinwalkers, starring Jason Behr, Rhona Mitra and Matthew Knight; Captivity, starring Elisha Cuthbert and directed by Oscar-nominee Roland Joffe (The Killing Fields), and Frontier(s), directed by Xavier Gens (Hitman)

Earlier this year it was announced that After Dark Films is making its first foray into television by partnering with Lionsgate and IFC to co-produce the best selling book series, Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, written by Laurell K. Hamilton.



August 30, 2009

WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD DVD Features Announced!

Blu-Ray.com got a listing of special features from 20th Century Fox for their upcoming DVD release WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD. Video will be presented in 1.85:1 1080p AVC accompanied by a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack. And special features include:

- "Action, Gore and Chaos!" featurette
- "Brothers in Blood" featurette
- "Three Finger's Fight Night" featurette
- Deleted Scenes

The DVD streets on October 20th, along with a Blu-Ray boxed set of all 3 WRONG TURN movies that same day. Check out the DVD cover art below!


Directed by Declan O'Brien, WRONG TURN 3 stars Tom Frederic (THE OXFORD MURDERS), THE HILLS RUN RED's Janet Montgomery, Mike Straub, Tamer Hassan, Gil Kolirin and Chucky Venice (RETURN TO HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL).

You can watch the trailer at our previous news post HERE and check out the new poster HERE!

August 28, 2009

UPDATE: Regarding The BEST BUY Exclusive 'GRACE' Blu-Ray Release!

This past Tuesday, we reported that BEST BUY exclusively release the Blu-Ray edition of Paul Solet's GRACE, almost a whole month before it's official release date on September 15th. The movie itself looks beautiful in hi-definition and the Blu-Ray (as well as the upcoming DVD) are brimming with tons of great special features, but we felt obligated to let you in on a slight error with the disc. The special features are not in the appropriate order.

Granted, as a paying consumer, you can watch the bonus features any which way you please. However, ICONS own Adam Barnick was responsible for all the supplemental material on the GRACE disc. What was originally intended as a feature length long documentary was instead divided up into 5 featurettes. (6 if you include Jake Hamilton's featurette from SUNDANCE) These features are meant to be played in a certain order to maintain a "feature length" documentary feel.

So if you pick up the Blu-Ray, THIS is the order you should watch the features in. (As listed on the back of the box):

- GRACE: Conception
- GRACE: Family
- Her Mother's Eyes: The Look Of GRACE
- GRACE: Delivered
- Lullaby: Scoring GRACE
- GRACE at Sundance

Enjoy!


Spoof STAN HELSING Comes To DVD October 27th!

This Halloween, Prepare to Die…Laughing! ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT UNLEASHES STAN HELSING ON DVD AND BLU-RAY™ OCTOBER 27th! Special Edition to include Commentary, Featurettes and Deleted Scenes; Exclusive theatrical engagements planned.

Beverly Hills , CA – The most feared monsters in cinematic history have met their match! Watch out villains, here comes…Stan Helsing? From the executive producer of Scary Movie, the horror comedy Stan Helsing will be released on DVD and high definition Blu-ray™ on October 27th by Anchor Bay Entertainment. In the vein of spoof cinema like the Austin Powers and Scary Movie franchises, Stan Helsing lampoons contemporary film audiences’ never-ending fascination with what makes our blood curdle. In addition, the hilarious horrorfest will have exclusive theatrical engagements in New York , Los Angeles and other select cities the weekend of Friday, October 23rd.

The Stan Helsing DVD and Blu-ray™ will include valuable behind-the-scenes coverage no monster-hunter should be without, including a commentary track with the cast/filmmakers, featurettes and extended, alternate & deleted scenes – all guaranteed to make you howl with laughter! SRP is a side-splitting $26.97 for the DVD , with $34.98 SRP for the Blu-ray™.

Written and directed by Bo Zenga, Stan Helsing follows the misadventures of hapless video store clerk Stan Helsing (Steve Howey) and his friends. During what should be a routine video delivery on Halloween night before going to a Halloween party, Stan and company find themselves stranded in the mysterious residential development of Stormy Night Estates. There, Stan learns of his true destiny as a descendant of the legendary monster-hunter Van Helsing.

With his motley band in tow – including his best friend Teddy (“Saturday Night Live” star Kenan Thompson), he will battle evil in the form of parodies of movie monster icons “Freddy,” “Jason,” “Leatherface,” “Pinhead,” “Michael Myers,” and “Chucky.” The ultimate confrontation between good and evil will require immeasurable courage, grim determination – and a flair for karaoke?

In addition to riotously sending up some of the cinema’s greatest scream meisters, Stan Helsing also features the appearance of comedy film legend Leslie Nielsen (Airplane!, the Naked Gun films, Scary Movie 3 and 4) as well as a surprise cameo that will frighten the Republican Party!

Stan Helsing was produced by Scott Steindorff, Bo Zenga and Kirk Shaw. Director of photography is Robert New (Prom Night), production designer is Chris August (I, Robot) and music is by Ryan Shore (Cabin Fever 2).





GODKILLER DVD To Include New Prequel Novel!

GODKILLER SCI-FI/HORROR DVD TO INCLUDE NEW PREQUEL NOVEL

- Original speculative-fiction novel provides unique bonus content for
graphic novel adaptation starring Lance Henriksen, Danielle Harris, Bill Moseley -


godkiller matt pizzoloLos Angeles, CA, August 26, 2009 - Halo-8 Entertainment has announced the bi-monthly, episodic DVDs for its GODKILLER: WALK AMONG US 'illustrated film' series will come packaged with a serialized audiobook of the prequel novel GODKILLER: SILENT WAR, written by the film's award-winning writer/director Matt Pizzolo. GODKILLER: WALK AMONG US Episode 1, starring Danielle Harris (upcoming "HALLOWEEN 2"), Lance Henriksen ("AVP: ALIEN 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.), comes to DVD on September 29th, 2009.


godkiller silent war matt pizzolo "GODKILLER is split into two periods... there's the post nuke world of the graphic novel & illustrated film WALK AMONG US, and there's the pre-nuke world of SILENT WAR," Pizzolo explains. "So SILENT WAR is only a prequel insofar as it happens beforehand, but its events drive the WALK AMONG US story and many of the same characters appear in both. I'm super excited that the two stories can roll out together in this integrated way--everything about this project is unorthodox and crazy, hopefully everyone will enjoy the ride."

GODKILLER: SILENT WAR is the story of the end of civilization as we know it. In the near future, 17 year old Joe Junior and his girlfriend Bee run a speakeasy in the basement of an abandoned NYC church where they serve narcotic drinks to underagers while providing sanctuary and black-market employment to draft dodgers. When Joe is recruited by an armed cult of populist assassins, he is thrust into a secret world of international cabals, alien conspiracies, and the countdown to Armageddon.

About the GODKILLER: WALK AMONG US DVD series:
GODKILLER's innovative release schedule that brings the episodic nature of comic books to DVD will roll out as follows:

Sept 29th 2009: EPISODE 1 limited edition, shortform DVD
November 24th 2009: EPISODE 2 limited edition, shortform DVD
January 26th 2010: Day & Date - THEATRICAL PREMIERE of full feature, EPISODE 3 limited edition, shortform DVD
March 30th 2010: FULL FEATURE DVD & BLU-RAY

 Check out the trailer at our previous news post HERE!

August 26, 2009

Official One-Sheet Poster For THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL!

NYmag.com just posted the official theatrical one-sheet poster for Ti West's latest flick THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL. Coming from Vulture and Magnet (the genre division of Magnolia Pictures), THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL starts airing on VOD (video on demand) on October 1st with a theatrical release on October 30th. Check out the trailer and press release at our previous news post HERE. New poster is below!



Set in the mid-80's, the latest from filmmaker Ti West (THE ROOST, CABIN FEVER 2) stars Tom Noonan (THE MONSTER SQUAD, MANHUNTER), Mary Woronov (CHOPPING MALL, NIGHT OF THE COMET, AJ Bowen (THE SIGNAL), Dee Wallace (Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN, THE HOWLING), Jocelin Donahue (THE BURROWERS) & Greta Gerwig (BAGHEAD).

NIGHT OF THE CREEPS DVD & Blu-Ray Artwork! Pushed To October 27th!

Both the DVD & Blu-Ray for NIGHT OF THE CREEPS will now be hitting store shelves on October 27th. (One week later then the originally announced October 20th release date) Below is a promo sheet which features the covers for both the Blu-Ray and DVD. And under that you'll find the full listing of features!



Special features for this release include:
  • Audio Commentary with Members of the Cast
  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Fred Dekker
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Alternate Ending – Theatrical Version
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Trivia Track
  • 6 Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes:
    • Birth of the Creeps - Writer/Director Fred Dekker discusses his influences and early filmmaking experiences and how NIGHT OF THE CREEPS evolved into his debut feature film.
    • Cast of the Creeps - Actors Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, Steve Marshall, and Actress Jill Whitlow talk about their experiences on the film, and how they have dealt with the film's enduring cult success over the past 25 years.
    • Creating the Creeps - Make-Up FX Creators David B. Miller, Robert Kurtzman and others discuss the extensive make-up creations in the film, and how they brought the slithering sluglike "creeps" to life.
    • Escape of the Creeps - A detailed look into the film's post-production and why the film was barely released to theatres with Writer/Director Fred Dekker, Composer Barry DeVorzon, and Producer Charles Gordon.
    • Legend of the Creeps - Final words from the cast & crew on the film's enduring cult popularity plus interviews with the film's biggest fans.
    • Tom Atkins: Man of Action – A detailed look at the career of Tom Atkins with testimonials from filmmakers he's worked with over the past thirty years.
  • Footage from the June 2009 cast reunion screening at The Original Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
  • BD-Live Access Exclusive content and downloads!
NIGHT OF THE CREEPS was written & directed by Fred Dekker and stars Jason Lively, Steve Marshall, Jill Witlow, David Paymer and Tom Atkins.

TRAIN Comes To DVD November 17th!

TRAIN (a very loose remake of TERROR TRAIN) starring Thora Birch and Derek Magyar, written and directed by Gideon Raff will finally hit DVD on November 17th courtesy of Lionsgate. Below is the synopsis for the movie, as well as the DVD cover.

"Touring Eastern Europe with her college wrestling team, Alex (Thora Birch - American Beauty) attends a debauched late-night party that causes her and several teammates to miss their train to Odessa. Her coach is furious, but a mysterious woman offers the group a ride on an alternative train. The coach agrees, and the athletes, exhausted and hung over, gratefully climb aboard. However, this train harbors a deadly secret, and for Alex and her fellow passengers, a blood-soaked nightmare is just beginning."


August 25, 2009

GRACE Blu-Ray NOW Available At Best Buy Exclusively!

Whoa! Paul Solet's debut feature GRACE came out theatrically in both NY and LA earlier this month, but we just discovered that BEST BUY exclusively released the Blu-Ray of GRACE TODAY!!! The Blu-Ray is NOW available at BEST BUY locations only, a month before other outlets! The DVD and Blu-Ray will be available everywhere on September 15th.



Below is a full listing of all the special features you'll find on the disc:

* Audio commentary with writer/director Paul Solet, producer Adam Green and director of photography Zoran Popovic
* Audio commentary with writer/director Paul Solet and actor Jordan Ladd (Blu-ray™ exclusive)
* Grace: Conception – charting the film’s origins;
* Grace: Family – an in-depth look at the cast of characters;
* Her Mother’s Eyes: The Look of Grace – designing the unique visuals
* Grace: Delivered – overcoming challenges during principal photography
* Lullaby: Scoring Grace – creating the score and sound effects
* Grace at Sundance – becoming a festival sensation
* Theatrical Trailer

check out our latest GRACE related interviews with writer/director Paul Solet, star Jordan Ladd and producer Adam Green. Click each image to read their interviews!







Written & directed by Paul Solet, starring Jordan Ladd (CABIN FEVER, DEATH PROOF), Gabrielle Rose, Malcolm Stewart, Samantha Ferris, Stephen Park & Serge Houde, & produced by Adam Green (HATCHET, SPIRAL) & Cory Neal from Ariescope with Anchor Bay Entertainment. NY street team photos can be found HERE!


August 20, 2009

Red-Band Trailer For Rob Zombie's THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO!

Below you'll find the official "red-band" trailer for Rob Zombie's upcoming animated feature THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO. Anchor Bay Entertainment puts it out on DVD & Blu-Ray September 22nd! Watch the "naughty" trailer below:



See the full press release along with the other cover HERE.

Rob Zombie's THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO features the voice talents of Rosario Dawson, Paul Giamatti, Sheri Moon Zombie, Tom Papa, Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, Daniel Roebuck, Harland Williams, Cassandra Peterson, Clint Howard, Dee Wallace, Rob Paulsen, Tura Satana, and Danny Trejo.

Thinking Of Using 'Naturebirth'? Viral Site For GRACE!

The little indie that could still continues to impress! A new website has launched for the independently run clinic Naturebirth, run by Patricia Lang. Of course, if you take a closer look at the site (http://naturebirthgracemovie.com), you'll realize it's a viral site created for the clinic (and character) from Paul Solet's GRACE. Wait long enough on the page and you'll occasionally see a fly that brings you to some articles regarding the characters of the film. Pretty neat stuff! Check it out for yourself at: http://naturebirthgracemovie.com

GRACE is in theaters NOW. Buy tickets for GRACE at the following links:

LOS ANGELES, Sunset 5
http://www.laemmle.com/viewtheatre.php?date=08142009&thid=2

NY, Village East
http://www.fandango.com/grace_124413/movietimes

See the GRACE street teams in action in LA at THIS post and NY in THIS one! Also, check out our latest GRACE related interviews with writer/director
Paul Solet, star Jordan Ladd and producer Adam Green. Click each image to read their interviews!







Written & directed by Paul Solet, starring Jordan Ladd (CABIN FEVER, DEATH PROOF), Gabrielle Rose, Malcolm Stewart, Samantha Ferris, Stephen Park & Serge Houde, & produced by Adam Green (HATCHET, SPIRAL) & Cory Neal from Ariescope with Anchor Bay Entertainment. NY street team photos can be found HERE!


iMurders Comes To DVD October 13th!

We just got in the press release from Anchor Bay Entertainment for their latest acquisition, iMurders, which hits DVD shelves on October 13th. If you recall, we talked briefly about the flick with actress Erika Smith in her ICONS interview last year. Below are all the full details!


Murder has a technology all its own. Tune in, turn on … and drop dead. iMURDERS. An all-star, high-tech horror whodunit from Anchor Bay Entertainment, just in time for Halloween.

The Internet. For some, it’s one of the great innovations of the modern world, a pathway to knowledge, growth and new experiences. But for a group of people who share a common chat room, it could be the instrument of their destruction.

Just in time for Halloween, Anchor Bay Entertainment – the undisputed leader in cult and classic horror home entertainment – will release the star-laden shocker iMurders. Street date is October 13, 2009 with an SRP of $19.97.

From the Producers of the cult hit "Jerome Bixby’s The Man From Earth" comes a horror thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat until the very end. When the members of an online social networking website are brutally murdered in succession, one person's past holds the key to the gruesome mystery. As the number of survivors decreases, they begin to believe that the killer might be one of the group.

This killer thriller features a star-studded cast of (bloody) red herrings: Gabrielle Anwar (“Burn Notice”), William Forsythe (The Devil’s Rejects, Rob Zombie’s Halloween), Emmy Award® nominee Billy Dee Williams (The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi), Tony Todd (Candyman, “24”), Saturn Award® winner Margaret Colin (“Gossip Girl,” Independence Day), Tony Award® winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia (Rent, “Medium”), Frank Grillo (“Prison Break,” “The Shield”) and two-time Academy Award® nominee, nine-time Emmy Award® nominee and Golden Globe Award® winner Charles Durning (Dog Day Afternoon, Tootsie). HorrorSociety.com called iMurders “a must-own film for those who like the suspense mystery flavor of horror movies!”

The film marks the directorial debut of Robbie Bryan (producer and screenwriter of The Stand-In, co-producer of Jerome Bixby’s The Man from Earth) and has been screened at the Eerie Horror Film Festival, Shriekfest, the Big Apple Film Festival and the Downbeach Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award.


Check out our FRIGHT exclusive interview with Erika Smith by clicking the frame below!


August 18, 2009

William Castle Film Collection Comes To DVD October 20th!

Eight Classic Shockers from the Legendary Master Showman in One Chilling DVD Collection October 20 - WILLIAM CASTLE FILM COLLECTION, Five-Disc Set Includes Three Films Making Their DVD Debuts: Zotz!, The Old Dark House, and 13 Frightened Girls!Plus The Tingler, 13 Ghosts, Homicidal, Mr. Sardonicus, and Strait-Jacket. Bonus Features Include the Award-Winning Documentary Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story!

CULVER CITY, CALIF. (August 17, 2009) – The master of ballyhoo who became a brand name in movie horror with his outrageous audience participation gimmicks will be remembered on October 20 when the William Castle Film Collection debuts from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE). The set features eight of the legendary producer/director’s most notable films, including The Tingler (1959), 13 Ghosts (1960), Homicidal (1961), Mr. Sardonicus (1961), and Strait-Jacket (1964). Also included in the collection are Zotz! (1962), The Old Dark House (1963), and 13 Frightened Girls (1963), each making their DVD debuts. The extensive bonus materials include original theatrical openings, alternate sequences, vintage footage and original theatrical trailers, as well as two episodes of the television series, Ghost Story produced by William Castle.

Also included as a bonus feature, is Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (2007), the acclaimed documentary on William Castle by director Jeffrey Schwarz that won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2007 AFI Film Festival. The film features archival interviews with John Landis (An American Werewolf in London), John Waters (Pink Flamingos), Budd Boetticher (The Tall T), Roger Corman (The Little Shop of Horrors) and legendary mime Marcel Marceau. The five-disc William Castle Film Collection will be available for $80.95 SRP.

About William Castle
: Intrigued by the circus of Barnum and Bailey , New York stage plays, radio and the movies, William Castle (1914 - 1977) knew what he wanted to do with his life and spent most of his teenage years working on the stage in a number of jobs ranging from set building to acting. He left Broadway for Hollywood at the age of 23, going on to direct his first film (The Chance of a Lifetime) six years later.

Castle honed his craft over the next decade turning out every manner of film. He also worked as an assistant to director Orson Welles, doing much of the second unit location work for Welles’ noir classic The Lady from Shanghai, starring Rita Hayworth. Castle had a reputation for getting the work done, and eventually decided to produce and direct his own pictures. The first, Macabre, boasted ad lines like “See it with someone who can carry you home!” and “If it frightens you to death, you’ll be buried free of charge!” The hype worked and Castle became famous for directing films with many gimmicks, which were ambitiously promoted, despite being reasonably low budget B-movies. By the mid-60s, he abandoned the gimmicks and went on to produce the Roman Polanski classic Rosemary’s Baby (1968). His autobiography was entitled “Step Right Up! I’m Gonna Scare the Pants Off America .”

The Tingler (1959)

Legendary horror star Vincent Price (Edward Scissorhands) stars in The Tingler, the terrifying story of a docile creature that lives in the human spinal cord. It becomes activated by fright and can only be destroyed by screaming. Castle promoted the film with the gimmick of “Percepto,” where audiences would actually feel the sensations of the actors on the screen. To achieve this, theaters wired select seats with tiny motors underneath that would vibrate during key scenes in the movie. The audience would get a “tingling” sensation and were encouraged to “Scream - scream for your lives.” The Tingler has a running time of approximately 82 minutes and is not rated.

13 Ghosts (1960)

Castle aggressively promoted this film with floats going up and down Hollywood Blvd. with “ghosts” riding along, holding signs, touting the movie. He named the gimmick created for 13 Ghosts “Illusion-O,” which was a special hand-held piece of cardboard with two transparent colored strips, one red and one blue. If you wanted to see the ghosts in the film, you looked through one, but if you were too frightened, you could look through the other and they weren’t visible. The film promised and delivered “13 Times the Thrills! 13 Times the Chills! 13 Times the Fun!” in the story of a family who inherits a haunted house, but discover a special pair of goggles that allows them to see their ghostly tormentors. The film starred Martin Milner (TV’s “Adam-12”) and Margaret Hamilton (The Wizard of Oz). 13 Ghosts has a running time of 85 minutes and is not rated.

Homicidal (1961)

In Homicidal, the brutal stabbing murder of a justice-of-the-peace sparks an investigation of the dark family secrets in a sleepy small town. Castle promoted the film with a “Fright Break,” a 45-second timer during the film’s climax as the heroine approached a house harboring the sadistic killer. The voiceover advised the audience of the time remaining in which they could leave the theatre and receive a full refund if they were too frightened to see the rest of the film. To ensure filmgoers did not opt for the refund, Castle instituted the “Coward’s Corner.” Patrons were expected to follow yellow footsteps up the theater aisle, bathed in a yellow light and sit in a yellow cardboard booth in the theater lobby. Theaters had a nurse offering a blood-pressure test, a recording blaring “Watch the chicken! Watch him shiver in Coward’s Corner,” and required walkouts to sign a yellow “Coward’s Certificate” card stating, “I am a bona fide coward.” Needless to say, very few filmgoers opted out of the screening. Homicidal has a running time of approximately 87 minutes and is not rated.

Mr. Sardonicus (1961)

In this gothic tale set in 1880 London , a Baron’s face is frozen into a permanently grotesque smile after digging up his father’s grave to retrieve a winning lottery ticket accidently left in his pocket. The gimmick allowed audiences to vote in a “Punishment Poll” during the climax of the film where Castle himself appears on screen to explain to the audience their options. Each member of the audience was given a card with a glow-in-the-dark thumb they could hold either up or down to decide if Mr. Sardonicus would be cured or die at the end of the film. Supposedly, no audience ever offered mercy and the villain was always punished. Mr. Sardonicus has a running time of approximately 89 minutes and is not rated.

Zotz! (1962)

Tom Poston (TV’s “Newhart”) finds a Zotz coin and discovers its awesome powers. After attempting to share its secret with the US government (where he is brushed off as a lunatic), his discovery captures the interest of foreign agents, who attempt to steal it. To promote the film, Castle provided each filmgoer with a “magic” coin which, unfortunately, did absolutely nothing. Zotz! has a running time of approximately 87 minutes and is not rated.

Frightened Girls! (1963)

Castle launched a worldwide hunt for the prettiest girls from different countries to cast in 13 Frightened Girls!. The stunt helped generate publicity for the film about the thirteen daughters of international diplomats in a Swiss boarding school, who stir up trouble when they mess in the diplomatic affairs of their parents and a Russian spy is discovered murdered. 13 Frightened Girls! has a running time of 89 minutes and is not rated.

The Old Dark House (1963)

Tom Poston (Zotz!) was again cast by Castle in this project about an American car salesman in England who receives a mysterious invitation from an old, eccentric millionaire to visit the house in which he lives with his twin brother. The Old Dark House has a running time of approximately 86 minutes and is not rated.

Strait-Jacket (1964)

Advised by his financial backers to eliminate the gimmicks, Castle hired Hollywood’s legendary Joan Crawford (The Women, Our Dancing Daughters) to star as an ax-murderess in this story of a mother, who, after a 20 year stay in an insane asylum for killing her husband and his mistress, returns to her home and grown daughter. While trying to re-connect with her daughter, Diane Baker (The Best of Everything, Marnie) the mother’s behavior raises suspicions about whether she is still a dangerously deranged killer. At the last minute, Castle had cardboard axes handed out to patrons and sent Crawford on a nation-wide promotional tour of theaters showing the film. Straight-Jacket has a running time of approximately 93 minutes and is not rated.

DVD Special Features

· Commentary with Producer/Director Jeffrey Schwarz and Terry Castle.
· Disc 1 featuring 13 Frightened Girls/13 Ghosts includes:

* Featurette: “The Magic of Illusion-O.”
* Original Theatrical Trailers.
* Original “British” trailer introduction for 13 Frightened Girls.
* Original “Candy Web” trailer for 13 Frightened Girls.
* Original “Candy Web” theatrical opening message from William Castle for 13 Frightened Girls.
* Original “Candy Web” theatrical closing message from William Castle for 13 Frightened Girls.
* Alternate opening (British) for 13 Frightened Girls.
* Alternate opening (Swedish) for 13 Frightened Girls.
* Alternate opening (French) for 13 Frightened Girls.
* Alternate opening (German) for 13 Frightened Girls.

· Disc 2 featuring Homicidal/Strait-Jacket includes:

* Featurette: “Psychette: William Castle and Homicidal.”
* Featurette: “Homicidal Youngstown , Ohio Premiere.”
* Featurette: “Battleaxe: The Making of Strait-Jacket.”
* Vintage Featurette: “How to Plan a Movie Murder.”
* Original Theatrical Trailers.
* Joan Crawford Wardrobe Tests.
* Joan Crawford Axe Test.
* Strait-Jacket TV Spots.

· Disc 3 featuring Old Dark House/Sardonicus includes:

* Featurette: “Taking the Punishment Poll.”
* Featurette: “Ghost Story: Pilot (The New House).”
* Original Theatrical Trailer.

· Disc 4 featuring The Tingler/Zotz! includes:

* Featurette: “Scream For Your Lives: William Castle and The Tingler.”
* Featurette: “Ghost Story: Graveyard Shift.”
* Alternate Drive-In Sequence for The Tingler.
* Original “Scream” Sequence for The Tingler.
* Original Theatrical Trailers.

· Disc 5 features the documentary: Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story.


August 14, 2009

Finally! TRICK 'R TREAT On Blu-Ray & DVD October 6th!

Warner Brothers has set October 6th as the official release date for Michael Dougherty's eagerly anticipated Halloween themed horror masterpiece TRICK 'R TREAT. I love it because now I'll be able to watch it every single day leading up to October 31st! Below is the cover artwork for the Blu-Ray, along with a listing of special features. It looks like the majority will be exclusive to the Blu-Ray.



Features are as follows:
- Director's commentary with Michael Dougherty (Blu-ray only)
- Trick 'r Treat: Season's Greetings
animated short film by Michael Dougherty
- Trick 'r Treat: The Lore and Legends of Halloween
featurette (Blu-ray only)
- Additional scenes (Blu-ray only)
- Special effects comparisons (Blu-ray only)
- Exclusive BD-Live content (Blu-ray only)

You still have a few chances to catch it on the big screen before that! The next screening is in Chicago on August 15th! (Details HERE!)

Check out the official website at: http://trickrtreat-movie.warnerbros.com

You can find the latest details along with a new trailer over at THIS link!

You can watch 9 minutes from TRICK 'R TREAT at our previous news post HERE. And a listing of a few theatrical festival dates HERE.

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, Alberto Ghisi & Samm Todd.

More New Images From THE HILLS RUN RED!

Warner Brothers has released a handful of new publicity stills for their upcoming release THE HILLS RUN RED. Directed by Dave Parker from a script by David J. Schow, THE HILLS RUN RED hits store shelves on September 29th. Check out the trailer right HERE! And you can check out high resolution versions of the pics below by clicking on them.








Synopsis A film fanatic's obsession with finding a complete print of a classic slasher movie leads him and two friends into the backwoods where the film was shot. They realize too late that filming never ended -- the movie's star, the deformed, murderous BABY FACE, and his twisted family continue to film and kill unsuspecting victims. Now our heroes must survive the nightmarish onslaught or become part of the movie forever.

THE HILLS RUN RED stars Sophie Monk, Tad Hilgenbrinck (LOST BOYS: THE TRIBE), William Sadler (THE MIST, THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION), Alex Wyndham and Janet Montgomery (WRONG TURN 3).

Make sure you check out our exclusive THE HILLS RUN RED interview with director DAVE PARKER! Click HERE or the image below to read it!


PSYCHO IV Alumni Join THE PSYCHO LEGACY Documentary!

Despite recently completing the first rough cut of the independently produced documentary project THE PSYCHO LEGACY, the crew here at ICONS are still finding more PSYCHO movie alumni and incorporating them into the film. The 2 latest additions are the ones we're most excited about. We're proud to announce that both Henry Thomas and Olivia Hussey have both been interviewed for THE PSYCHO LEGACY doc! Both actors portrayed Norman Bates and Mrs. Bates (respectively) in PSYCHO IV: THE BEGINNING. Check out pics of them with PSYCHO LEGACY director Robg. (yours truly) below!



Since the project is an independent production, cable and DVD dates are still being ironed out, but we'll keep you posted as soon as we have solid dates locked!

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).


The WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD DVD Cover Has Been Chosen!

A few weeks ago, Fox Entertainment and Bloody-Disgusting were running a contest for fans to choose between 2 different cover images for WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD. (Due out on DVD on October 20th.) If you'd like to see the 2 covers again, see our previous post HERE. The below image is the winning cover! (And the one we were kinda leaning towards ourselves.) What do you guys think?


Directed by Declan O'Brien, WRONG TURN 3 stars Tom Frederic (THE OXFORD MURDERS), THE HILLS RUN RED's Janet Montgomery, Mike Straub, Tamer Hassan, Gil Kolirin and Chucky Venice (RETURN TO HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL).

You can watch the trailer at our previous news post HERE and check out the new poster HERE! WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD is out on DVD October 20th!

THE WOLF MAN: LEGACY DVD Delayed Until 2010?!

It appears THE WOLF MAN: SPECIAL EDITION DVD, the latest as part of their "Universal Legacy Series" has been pushed out of it's original September 15th release slot and will now be released sometime in February/March of 2010 - No doubt to coincide with the theatrical release of the new WOLFMAN remake, currently set for a February 12th, 2010 release date. Regardless, below is the cover and DVD specs. We'll just have to wait a little bit longer before we get our paws on 'em!



- Commentary by film historian Tom Weaver
* Featurettes:
- The Wolf Man: From Ancient Curse to Modern Myth,
- Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney Jr,
- He Who Made Monsters: The Life and Art of Jack Pierce,
- Monsters by Moonlight
- The Wolf Man Archives
- Universal Horror documentary narrated by Kenneth Branagh

The original 1941 version of THE WOLF MAN was directed by George Waggner from a script by Curt Siodmak and starred screen legend Lon Chaney Jr., Claude Rains, Bela Lugosi, Jesse Arnold, Warren William, Ralph Bellamy, Patrick Knowles, Maria Ouspenskaya, Evelyn Ankers, J.M. Kerrigan, Fay Helm and Forrester Harvey.

August 11, 2009

Adam Sandler Produced Horror Film THE SHORTCUT Coming To DVD September 29th!

FROM SCARY MADISON PRODUCTIONS AND ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT COMES AN UNFORGETTABLE SUSPENSE THRILLER 'THE SHORTCUT', Premiering on DVD September 29th.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Scary Madison Productions, a new division of the wildly successful Happy Madison Productions, has joined forces with Anchor Bay Entertainment, the undisputed leader in cult and horror titles, to bring you THE SHORTCUT, a terrifying tale of teenage terror, making its DVD debut on September 29, 2009. SRP is $26.97.

Rated a family-friendly PG-13, The Shortcut includes such hot, up-and-coming young talent as Emmy Award® nominee Drew Seeley (Another Cinderella Story, High School Musical: The Concert, Disney’s The Little Mermaid on Broadway), Shannon Woodward (The Haunting of Molly Hartley, “The Riches”), Josh Emerson (I Love You, Beth Cooper), Katrina Bowden (Sex Drive, the Emmy Award®-winning “30 Rock”), Dave Franco (“Greek,” “Privileged,” brother of Golden Globe Award® winner James Franco) and Nicholas Elia (Speed Racer, White Noise, “Masters of Horror: ‘Sounds Like’”), alongside such popular veterans as Raymond J. Barry (the Academy Award®-winning Born on the Fourth of July, Training Day and Dead Man Walking) and Screen Actors Guild Award® nominee William B. Davis (the eponymous Cigarette-Smoking Man from “The X-Files”).

A shortcut through the woods saved a lot of time getting to school, but no kid growing up in a suburban neighborhood dared to take it. The trail ran within sight of a scary house with an eerie old man who would accost its travelers with an ominous warning: Stay away! Now, decades later a group of teens are determined to find out the truth about the old man – and his dark secrets – when they learn that the urban legend may be all too real.

But when they uncover the truth, will they wish they hadn’t? And will they survive to tell the tale? When it comes to terror, take The Shortcut. Just be sure to expect a few sleepless nights afterward!

THE SHORTCUT is directed by Nicholaus Goossen (Grandma’s Boy) and written by Dan Hannon & Scott Sandler.

About Scary Madison Productions: Scary Madison Productions was formed to create the low-budget thriller The Shortcut, designed to entertain both tweens and teens.


August 06, 2009

LATEST ICONS DVD REVIEWS! AUGUST 2009!

Our resident DVD reviewer Phil Fasso is back with a handful of reviews for you faithful FRIGHT readers! You can check out reviews for HELLRAISER: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION, HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION, THE LAST HORROR FILM, THE PROWLER, DEVIL DOG: HOUND OF HELL, RED MIST, ZOMBIE DEATH HOUSE & ZOLTAN: HOUND OF DRACULA. Danny Price took a gander at MURDER LOVES KILLERS TOO. You can click on the cover boxes below to read them!


















THE WOLF MAN: SPECIAL EDITION - UNIVERSAL LEGACY SERIES DVD Out On September 15th!

September 15th seems to be a good day to be a werewolf fan! On top of the Blu-Ray release of AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, Universal Home Entertainment plans on releasing THE WOLF MAN: SPECIAL EDITION DVD, the latest as part of their "Universal Legacy Series". Cover artwork and special features are listed below!



- Commentary by film historian Tom Weaver
* Featurettes:
- The Wolf Man: From Ancient Curse to Modern Myth,
- Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney Jr,
- He Who Made Monsters: The Life and Art of Jack Pierce,
- Monsters by Moonlight
- The Wolf Man Archives
- Universal Horror documentary narrated by Kenneth Branagh

The original 1941 version of THE WOLF MAN was directed by George Waggner from a script by Curt Siodmak and starred screen legend Lon Chaney Jr., Claude Rains, Bela Lugosi, Jesse Arnold, Warren William, Ralph Bellamy, Patrick Knowles, Maria Ouspenskaya, Evelyn Ankers, J.M. Kerrigan, Fay Helm and Forrester Harvey.

August 05, 2009

Blu-Ray Cover Art For AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON!

Universal Home Entertainment has revealed the new cover artwork for the upcoming Blu-Ray release of AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, which streets on September 15th. One of the biggest additions to this version will be the feature length documentary BEWARE THE MOON by UK filmmaker (Tall) Paul Davis. While the Blu-Ray hits on Sept. 15th, LA residents can actually catch an awesome double feature of both the doc and the movie the night before on September 14th at the New Beverly Theater. ICONS own Robg will moderate the panal betwene features. Details HERE! Below's the new cover art and specs!



EXCLUSIVE TO Blu-ray Hi-Def:

• BD-LIVE(TM): Access the BD-Live Center through your Internet-connected player to get even more content, watch the latest trailers, and more!

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

• NEW! - Beware the Moon: In this feature-length documentary, filmmaker Paul Davis guides us through a never-before-seen, in-depth look at the Making of An American Werewolf in London, with the help of director John Landis and make-up artist Rick Baker.
• NEW! - I Walked with a Werewolf (in hi-def): Make-up effects artist Rick Baker tells of his life-long love of the Wolfman, how he would go on to create the creature in An American Werewolf in London, and how he was able to pour his passion into the upcoming Wolfman feature.
• Making An American Werewolf in London, An Original Featurette
• An Interview with John Landis
• Make-up Artist Rick Baker on An American Werewolf in London
• Casting of the Hand
• Outtakes
• Storyboards
• Photograph Montage
• Feature Commentary with Cast Members David Naughton and Griffin Dunne

EDGES OF DARKNESS DVD Artwork! Out September 22nd!

Actor Lee Perkins wrote in to share with us the front & back cover DVD artwork for his latest flick EDGES OF DARKNESS. Written & directed by Blaine Cade & Jason Horton, EDGES OF DARKNESS tells the tales of three groups of survivors held up in an apartment complex during a zombie apocalypse. (Check out the teaser trailer HERE!)

With their food supply dwindling, a vampire couple kidnaps a young girl. They intend to bleed her slowly to survive. Of course things don't go exactly has planned. Dean, an obsessed horror writer is hold up with his neglected wife, Dana. Dean keeps his sanity by burying himself in his writing. He installs a new processor to run his computer on their limited generator power, but soon finds out there's a high price to pay. Heather, a survival nut, rescues a young mother and her son from a horde of zombies. She takes them back to the complex. However, she soon discovers the mother and son are on the run from a group of renegade priests hell bent on destroying the boy.

The movie stars Annemarie Pazmino, Shamika Ann Franklin, Alonzo F. Jones, Michelle Rose, Kelly Murray, Jay Costelo, Alisha Gaddis, Robert Kitchen, Michael Miraula, Jaimie Beebe & Lee Perkins. Anchor Bay Entertainment releases it on September 22nd!



August 04, 2009

Official Trailer For FearNET Webseries FEAR CLINIC!

IGN just debuted the first official trailer for FearNET's upcoming webseries FEAR CLINIC, which stars genre vets Robert Englund, Kane Hodder, Danielle Harris & Lisa Wilcox. Written by Aaron Drane and directed by Rob Hall (LAID TO REST, LIGHTENING BUG), the series will start airing on FearNET this October! Check out the official trailer below! And the teaser spot at our previous news post HERE!


August 03, 2009

New DVD Artwork For HARDWARE! Out September 29th!

Last month, we got word that HARDWARE, the 1990 horror/sci-fi epic from director Richard Stanley would finally be hitting the DVD format on September 29th in a 2 disc special edition! Severin Films just sent over the official cover art & specs! Check 'em out below!



SEVERIN TO RELEASE ‘HARDWARE’ 9/29 ON TWO-DISC LIMITED EDITION DVD & BLU-RAY. “The Best Sci-Fi/Horror Thriller Since ALIEN”, Says Fangoria; Film To Be Restored From Director Richard Stanley’s Own Print

SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:

* Audio Commentary with Director Richard Stanley
* Exclusive Making-Of Documentary Featuring All-New Interviews with Cast and Crew
* 'Incidents In An Expanding Universe' - Early Super 8 Version of HARDWARE
* 'The Sea of Perdition' - 2006 Richard Stanley Short Film
* 'Rites of Passage' - Early Richard Stanley Short Film
* Richard Stanley on Hardware 2
* Theatrical Trailer
* Deleted, Extended & Behind-the-Scenes Footage

LOS ANGELES, CA, July 28, 2009 – Severin Films today announced the 9/29 release of the 1990 sci-fi/horror cult classic HARDWARE, the infamous feature film debut of music video visionary turned writer/director Richard Stanley (DUST DEVIL). Originally rated X by the MPAA and subsequently edited by distributor Miramax, HARDWARE will be presented uncut and uncensored for the first time ever from a print supplied by Stanley himself. In addition, the limited edition two-disc DVD and Blu-ray will include audio commentary, deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes footage, and Stanley’s never-before-seen hour-long Super 8 version of the film.

Golden Globe® winner Dylan McDermott (The Practice) stars as a post-apocalyptic scavenger who brings home a battered cyborg skull for his metal-sculptor girlfriend. But this steel scrap contains the brain of the M.A.R.K. 13, the military’s most ferocious bio-mechanical combat droid. It is cunning, cruel, and knows how to reassemble itself. Tonight, it is reborn…and no flesh shall be spared. Stacey Travis (GHOST WORLD) co-stars – along with appearances by Iggy Pop, Lemmy of Motörhead and music by Ministry and Public Image Ltd. – in this kick-ass sci-fi thriller that New York Newsday hailed as “thought provoking and disturbing”, and Fangoria still calls “gritty, trippy and frightening…HARDWARE is one of the best horror movies you’ve never seen.”

“They say 'once in every generation a plague shall fall upon you',” says director Richard Stanley, “and so it is that after an absence of almost two decades I am proud to announce the second coming of HARDWARE to American shores in its full, savage, psychedelic, utterly unexpurgated and wholly unrated glory. We have relished working with Severin films and Norman Hill of Subversive Cinema – who oversaw the successful 2008 release of DUST DEVIL – to fully restore, remix and remaster HARDWARE for its first appearance on DVD and to provide the viewing public with an experience unlike anything they have ever seen before. You have been warned!”

“One of the most ferocious sci-fi/horror films of our time is long overdue for rediscovery,” says Carl Daft, co-founder and CEO of Severin Films. “And to now be able to restore HARDWARE to Richard’s original vision is an absolute honor. Furthermore, the scope and breadth of never-before-seen materials being supplied by Richard virtually guarantees that this will be one of the top genre discs of the year. This is what you want, this is what you get.”

Severin Films was formed in 2006 with offices in Los Angeles and London. Their previous releases include THE SINFUL DWARF, recent Goya Award winner Jess Franco’s MACUMBA SEXUAL and BLOODY MOON, Walerian Borowczyk’s IMMORAL WOMEN, the unrated Director’s Cut of GWENDOLINE starring Tawny Kitaen, Oscar® nominee Patrice Leconte’s international hit THE HAIRDRESSER’S HUSBAND, and Enzo Castellari’s original action classic INGLORIOUS BASTARDS.

Another DVD Cover For THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO?!

Just a few days ago, Anchor Bay Entertainment issued a press release with a new updated DVD cover for Rob Zombie's animated feature THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO. But Zombie himself just posted the "cover" via his My Space blog. So what gives? Which one's the real deal cover? Maybe one's the sleeve and the other's behind the sleeve? Regardless we wanted to share with you Zombie's version of the cover below.


See the full press release along with the other cover HERE.

Rob Zombie's THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO features the voice talents of Rosario Dawson, Paul Giamatti, Sheri Moon Zombie, Tom Papa, Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, Daniel Roebuck, Harland Williams, Cassandra Peterson, Clint Howard, Dee Wallace, Rob Paulsen, Tura Satana, and Danny Trejo.

July 31, 2009

3rd Teaser Trailer For [REC] 2!

Below you can check out the third teaser trailer for [REC] 2, the eagerly anticipated sequel to Spanish sensation [REC] (the basis of last year's QUARANTINE).



Also check out the first teaser HERE and the 2nd one 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!


TRUE BLOOD Renewed For 3rd Season!

THRfeed.com is reporting that several HBO shows have been renewed for new seasons, including the vampire drama hit TRUE BLOOD, which will now officially return for a 3rd season. The post says, "The freshly formed Sunday-night lineup has given HBO two consecutive hours of hit programming for the first time in years. "True Blood" in particular has managed to increase its audience with nearly every episode, giving the network its most-watched show since "The Sopranos.""


You can check out a trailer for the remainder of Season 2 at our previous news post HERE!

TRUE BLOOD stars Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Nelsan Ellis, Alexander Skarsgård and 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.

New Cover Art For Rob Zombie's THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO!

We've just received updated DVD cover artwork for Rob Zombie's THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO. So we're going to display it below and re-run the original press release so you've got the full scoop on the movie & disc!



UNDEAD NAZIS, HORNY ROBOTS AND STRIPPERS GET ANIMATED ON DVD! Rob Zombie Presents THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO, Hitting the Mat on DVD and Blu-ray™ September 22, 2009

Anchor Bay Entertainment will release THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO, the first full-length animated feature from Director/Writer Rob Zombie (The Devil’s Rejects and 2009’s Halloween), on DVD and Blu-ray™ on September 22, 2009. A longtime pet project of Zombie (he based it on his comic book), THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO, is an ultra-hip, wickedly funny fantasy that’s a colorful blend of Fritz the Cat, “Scooby-Doo,” “Ren and Stimpy,” and Santo wrestling flicks. El Superbeasto is “Adults Only” animation available on DVD for an SRP of $19.97 and Blu-ray™ for $34.98.

THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO is the twisted tale of El Superbeasto (voiced by Tom Papa), a former world class masked wrestler with super human strength, who now finds himself in the very ordinary capacity as producer/director/star of BeastoWorld Enterprises. But when he can, Beasto spends time fighting evil along with his with his super-sexy sister, Suzi X (Sheri Moon Zombie), in the spooky Monsterland. Our hefty hero faces his biggest battle when he struggles to stop the unholy marriage of foul-mouthed stripper Velvet Von Black (Rosario Dawson) and the diabolical Dr. Satan (Paul Giamatti). Will all hell break loose or will our man save the day? The answer can only be found in The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, a depraved adventure with filthy comedy, ultra-violence, and some bad-ass theme songs!

Along with the distinct voice work of Dawson, Giamatti, Moon Zombie, and Papa, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto also features many other instantly recognizable performers including Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, Daniel Roebuck, Harland Williams, Cassandra Peterson, Clint Howard, Dee Wallace, Rob Paulsen, Tura Satana, and Danny Trejo.

With Rob Zombie, a cast of fan favorites, and original songs by Hard ‘n Phirm; The Haunted World of El Superbeasto is a trash culture wild ride that’s a soon-to-be cult classic.

July 30, 2009

San Diego Comic-Con POSTER Round-Up!

Before we wrap up on this past weekend's San Diego Comic-Con, we figured we'd share with you a handful of horror related posters that were on display at the show. Check out official posters for Full Moon's PUPPET MASTER: AXIS OF EVIL & DEMONIC TOYS 2, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, TRICK 'R TREAT, SORORITY ROW, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, DEXTER, THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO & STAN HELSING. Check 'em out below! Special thanks to Brian Smith.
















July 29, 2009

NIGHT OF THE CREEPS Goes Blu-Ray On October 20th!

October 20th marks the DVD release date of the cult classic Fred Dekker favorite NIGHT OF THE CREEPS. But now, word comes out that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is also prepping a Blu-Ray release for the same date! A full listing of features were posted on Blu-ray.com and is listed below:

Special features for this release include:
  • Audio Commentary with Members of the Cast
  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Fred Dekker
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Alternate Ending – Theatrical Version
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Trivia Track
  • 6 Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes:
    • Birth of the Creeps - Writer/Director Fred Dekker discusses his influences and early filmmaking experiences and how NIGHT OF THE CREEPS evolved into his debut feature film.
    • Cast of the Creeps - Actors Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, Steve Marshall, and Actress Jill Whitlow talk about their experiences on the film, and how they have dealt with the film's enduring cult success over the past 25 years.
    • Creating the Creeps - Make-Up FX Creators David B. Miller, Robert Kurtzman and others discuss the extensive make-up creations in the film, and how they brought the slithering sluglike "creeps" to life.
    • Escape of the Creeps - A detailed look into the film's post-production and why the film was barely released to theatres with Writer/Director Fred Dekker, Composer Barry DeVorzon, and Producer Charles Gordon.
    • Legend of the Creeps - Final words from the cast & crew on the film's enduring cult popularity plus interviews with the film's biggest fans.
    • Tom Atkins: Man of Action – A detailed look at the career of Tom Atkins with testimonials from filmmakers he's worked with over the past thirty years.
  • Footage from the June 2009 cast reunion screening at The Original Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
  • BD-Live Access Exclusive content and downloads!

It seems like the only Special Feature missing is the featurette where James Gunn claims to have never seen CREEPS before he made SLiTHER. Zing! Oh James, I kid because I love.

Amazon recently held a contest to choose the DVD cover art. The contest is now closed but you can check out the 3 contenders below:



NIGHT OF THE CREEPS was written & directed by Fred Dekker and stars Jason Lively, Steve Marshall, Jill Witlow, David Paymer and Tom Atkins.

UPDATED: NATURAL BORN KILLERS Comes To Blu-Ray October 13th

UPDATE: There was actually a slight date error on the original press release. The official release date for the DVD and Blu-Ray is October 13th! Mark it on your calenders!

One of the most controversial films of all time, NATURAL BORN KILLERS: The Director's Cut is coming to Blu-Ray on August 25th (*see date above). Exclusive new features include a featurette titled NKB EVOLUTION: HOW IT WOULD ALL GO DOWN NOW, commentary and a new intro by Oliver Stone. You can check out the front & back cover artwork for the Blu-Ray below, followed by a full listing of the features.




-Commentary by Director Oliver Stone
-Introduction by Oliver Stone
-NBK Evolution: How Would It All Go Down Now?
-Chaos Rising The Storm Around Natural Born Killers (featurette)
-Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by Oliver Stone
The Desert
Steven Wright
The Courtroom
The Hun Brothers
The Drive-In
Denis Leary
Alternate Ending with introduction by Oliver Stone
-Charlie Rose Interview
-Charlie Rose interviews Oliver Stone on the making of this violent film, from the HD DVD release, SD)
-Director’s Cut Trailer

DAMNATION, Latest Short From Fever Dreams!

Below you'll find the official press release and a handful of images from DAMNATION, the latest short film project from Fever Dreams. No word on a release date yet or if the short will be paired up on a new edition of one of their previous feature length movies, but we'll keep you posted! Info & pics below!

DAMNATION is a new Fever Dreams short film that returns to the dark, violent universe depicted in the 2006 feature film, SHADOW: DEAD RIOT, a Derek Wan film starring Tony Todd (CANDY MAN, TV’s 24).

This time, WARDEN BRUTAWSKI is the judge, jury and executioner for a satanic slavery ring where innocent women are abducted, warehoused and sentenced to a fate worse than death! With the aid of his henchwoman ELSA, they rule the death row inmates with an iron fist and determine their final destinies with a twisted spin of the Wheel of Fate.

DAMNATION depicts the surreal and sedated exploits of an innocent young woman named JUSTINE; from her harrowing highway abduction and nightmarish incarceration to her diabolical sale on an internet auction block and involuntary casting in a demented movie!

JUSTINE faces a whirlwind obstacle course of humiliation, torture and dangerous, psychotic characters like THE DOCTOR, THE CANNIBAL, THE MOGUL and the chainsaw wielding SENOR SATANICO! Will she physically and mentally survive the ordeal? Will she ever regain her freedom and live to see her husband and baby again?

DAMNATION is a 40-minute featurette starring Kerri Miller, Silja Jensen, Georgia Haege, Chris Cusano, Matt Muzio and Sergio Jones. Produced, Written and Directed by John Carchietta and Carl Morano. Fever Dreams’ other credits include the Warner Bros. released THE HILLS RUN RED, THE PICK UP, FLESH FOR THE BEAST, SHADOW: DEAD RIOT, THE MACHINE GIRL, TOKYO GORE POLICE, DEATH TRANCE and WICKED LAKE.









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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME (Restored!) Comes To DVD October 13th!

One of the most revered slasher films of the 1980s comes home to Anchor Bay Entertainment as fans remember it… HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

It’s time to blow out the candles and sharpen the shish-kebab spears, because the classic 1980s’ slasher favorite Happy Birthday to Me is coming to DVD, courtesy Anchor Bay Entertainment. Street date is October 13, 2009, with a SRP of $14.98.

This edition of the film, however, has something missing from the previous DVD release does not – the film’s haunting orchestral score, as composed by Bo Harwood and Lance Rubin, which was NOT included on the first DVD release and which fans have been clamoring for.

It is yet another example of why Anchor Bay Entertainment is the undisputed leader in cult and classic horror home entertainment – they give the fans what they want.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME was directed by Academy Award® nominee J. Lee Thompson (The Guns of Navarone, 10 to Midnight, Murphy’s Law) and stars Emmy Award® nominee Melissa Sue Anderson (“Little House on the Prairie,” “Midnight Offerings”) and Golden Globe Award® winner and Hollywood legend Glenn Ford (3:10 to Yuma, Blackboard Jungle, The Big Heat, Superman), along with such familiar co-stars as Lawrence Dane (Scanners, Of Unknown Origin, Bride of Chucky), Daytime Emmy Award® winner Tracy Bregman (“The Bold and the Beautiful,” “The Young and the Restless”) and Matt Craven (Public Enemies, Crimson Tide, Jacob’s Ladder).

Welcome to upscale Crawford Academy, where everybody – particularly new student Ginny Wainwright (Anderson) – wants to be a part of the school’s most popular clique. But now, it seems that they’re dying to get out, as a killer has been butchering the group’s members, one by one. Could a deadly accident from Ginny’s past be connected to the brutal killings? And as her 18th birthday approaches, will Ginny be the guest of honor at the most horrific party of all?

Part whodunit, part psychological thriller, part twisted black comedy and full-tilt, full-blooded shocker, the original theatrical ads for Happy Birthday to Me boasted “six of the most bizarre murders you will ever see!” -- and it delivered.

“Pure slasher fun from beginning to end,” raved DVD Drive-In, while Arrow in the Head called the film “downright nasty … a slit throat above the usual slasher flick!” Even the esteemed critic Vincent Canby of The New York Times had to admit: “The murders, which are the point of such a movie, are vividly demonstrated.” In a special retrospective devoted to the film in Fangoria (Issue #238), author Caelum Vatnsdal wrote: “Never in the shadowy slasher-film world has the potent cocktail of gore, directorial competence, old-time Hollywood star power and pure ‘80s outlandishness offered by HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME quite been equaled.” So popular is the legacy of HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME that is a remake is on the drawing (carving?) board -- and in 3-D, no less!

But for purists, there’s only one HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME -- and Anchor Bay Entertainment’s ready to cut the cake and serve it up!


Indie Flick HUNTING SEASON To Premiere On VOD August 1st!

Filmmaker Nathan Wrann's indie horror movie debut HUNTING SEASON will be available for 'video on demand' as of August 1st. Check out the full press release below with all the details, as well as the trailer.

"Hunting Season" Trailer from Nathan Wrann on Vimeo.



Connecticut based independent film production company Dalton Gang Productions recently closed a cable VOD distribution deal for its debut feature HUNTING SEASON. The brutal slasher-survivalist thriller will be premiering August 1st 2009 across the U.S, Canada and Puerto Rico through an agreement with Gravitas Ventures arranged by The Bosko Group. HUNTING SEASON will be on VOD for 90 days.

The Gravitas VOD deal will make the feature available to more than 13 million subscribers across the continental United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Gravitas programs 15 films per month to dozens of cable, satellite, and telco VOD providers including Charter Communications, DISH Network, RCN and Verizon FIOS.

HUNTING SEASON is the feature debut from director Nathan Wrann and Dalton Gang Productions. Husband and wife producing team, Nathan Wrann and Kimberly Dalton set out to create the horror movie they’d like to see — literate and coherent in plot, and brutal and unrelenting in tension. With HUNTING SEASON, they’ve hit the mark with a vengeance. Production began in the wet, hot summer of 2006 as they gathered their resources: a cast of 10 friends; access to13 acres of wooded property just outside New Haven, CT; 2 part time, crew members, a plastic-tip-of-the-shoestring budget and a large bucket of blood, sweat and tears. Despite these limitations Wrann and Dalton were able to realize their vision to the extent that Mr. Wrann calls HUNTING SEASON “A complete personal success.”

HUNTING SEASON’s plot follows 6 friends on a camping trip deep in the woods for, what should be, “the best weekend ever.” The good times take a turn for the worse when, after a tragic “accident,” a pair of sadistic hunters wreaks violent, bloody, unrelenting havoc on the stranded campers.

HUNTING SEASON is a brutal exploitation flick (consider yourself warned) inspired by, and paying homage to, those that came many years before it. The final product and subsequent national VOD release is a testament to the fact that a dedicated cast and crew and a writer/director with a clear artistic vision and integrity, can overcome the limitations of budget (less than $5,000) to create a movie scarier, more brutal and more engaging than many of those with far greater resources.


 

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July 27, 2009

Help Pick The DVD Cover For WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD!

Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with Fox Home Entertainment for a contest where YOU can decide the DVD front cover for WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD. Head over to THIS link on B-D's page to vote for one of the 2 selections, pictured below. (I'm kinda leaning towards the 2nd one. What about you guys?)



Directed by Declan O'Brien, WRONG TURN 3 stars Tom Frederic (THE OXFORD MURDERS), THE HILLS RUN RED's Janet Montgomery, Mike Straub, Tamer Hassan, Gil Kolirin and Chucky Venice (RETURN TO HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL).

You can watch the trailer at our previous news post HERE and check out the new poster HERE! WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD is out on DVD October 20th!

July 24, 2009

THE HILLS RUN RED Trailer Is Finally HERE!

Fresh from it's debut at Comic-Con this weekend, the trailer for THE HILLS RUN RED is finally on-line courtesy of IGN! Directed by Dave Parker and due on store shelves on September 29th, THE HILLS RUN RED introduces easily one of the coolest looking killers we've seen in years, "Babyface". Get a taste below!



Check out several pics at our previous news post HERE! There's another "Babyface" pic at our previous news post HERE. Make sure you check out our exclusive THE HILLS RUN RED interview with director DAVE PARKER! Click HERE or the image below to read it!



Synopsis A film fanatic's obsession with finding a complete print of a classic slasher movie leads him and two friends into the backwoods where the film was shot. They realize too late that filming never ended -- the movie's star, the deformed, murderous BABY FACE, and his twisted family continue to film and kill unsuspecting victims. Now our heroes must survive the nightmarish onslaught or become part of the movie forever.

Directed by Dave Parker from a script by David J. Schow, John Dombrow & John Carchietta, THE HILLS RUN RED stars Sophie Monk, Tad Hilgenbrinck (LOST BOYS: THE TRIBE), William Sadler (THE MIST, "Death" in BILL & TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY!), Alex Wyndham and Janet Montgomery (WRONG TURN 3).

Here's The Trailer For DEXTER Season 4!

You saw all the teaser posters from our previous news post earlier today HERE, now the trailer for DEXTER Season 4 has premiered at Comic-Con and been posted on Showtime's website! Get your first peek at what we can expect when DEXTER returns to Showtime on September 27th below!



Lithgow looks great, doesn't he?! Also nice to see the return of Keith Carradine as Lundy!

Check out the teaser posters & bobble heads from today's post HERE! See the recent teaser poster from our previous news post HERE. 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.

More Images From THE HILLS RUN RED!

Several more images have popped up on THE HILLS RUN RED Facebook page! We figured we'd share them with you below! The trailer is set to premiere over at the San Diego Comic Con later this evening, so hopefully it'll appear on-line shortly thereafter. In the meantime, check out these pics and make sure to hit up the Facebook page HERE!











There's another "Babyface" pic at our previous news post HERE. Make sure you check out our exclusive THE HILLS RUN RED interview with director DAVE PARKER! Click HERE or the image below to read it!



Synopsis A film fanatic's obsession with finding a complete print of a classic slasher movie leads him and two friends into the backwoods where the film was shot. They realize too late that filming never ended -- the movie's star, the deformed, murderous BABY FACE, and his twisted family continue to film and kill unsuspecting victims. Now our heroes must survive the nightmarish onslaught or become part of the movie forever.

Directed by Dave Parker from a script by David J. Schow, John Dombrow & John Carchietta, THE HILLS RUN RED stars Sophie Monk, Tad Hilgenbrinck (LOST BOYS: THE TRIBE), William Sadler (THE MIST, "Death" in BILL & TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY!), Alex Wyndham and Janet Montgomery (WRONG TURN 3).


July 23, 2009

DEXTER Season 4 Teaser Posters & Bobble Heads!

To my fellow DEXTER fans out there, you should be following the official Showtime DEXTER Twitter over at THIS link. They've unveiled some of the cool goodies over at Comic-Con this weekend, including the following slew of promotional posters. Check 'em:




On top of those posters, Showtime's debuted some pretty cool DEXTER bobble heads. Check 'em below and clean a spot at your work desk for them!




See the recent teaser poster from our previous news post HERE. 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.

Clive Barker's DREAD Picked Up For AFTER DARK FILMS' HORRORFEST 4!

Just as word came back from our staffer at the San Diego Comic-Con that DREAD got picked up as the 2nd film in AFTER DARK FILMS' upcoming 8 FILMS TO DIE FOR fest, we got the official press release confirming the news. This means it'll hit theaters on January 29th, 2010. Here's the full release:

"After Dark Films CEO Courtney Solomon announces the latest addition to After Dark Films’ Horrorfest 4 lineup today in Hollywood . Anthony DiBlasi directs his own script of the eagerly anticipated Clive Barker tale, “DREAD,” which goes out to theatres January 29, 2010 as part of After Dark Films HorrorfestÒ4 “8 Films To Die For”.

DREAD is the second film in the Book of Blood franchise. The action follows three college students who set out to produce a documentary about fear, only to find themselves the subjects of an experiment in terror. DiBlasi, a producing partner of Barker’s on such films as Book of Blood and Midnight Meat Train, makes his directorial debut with DREAD, working from his own screenplay. Jackson Rathbone (Twilight Saga and The Last Airbender) stars alongside Shaun Evans (Boy A), Hanne Steen and Laura Donnelly.

Clive Barker is a versatile artist and pop culture icon who hardly needs introduction to legions of fans worldwide. An author, director and producer, the English born Barker is renowned for his horror fiction and fantasy writings. The creator of the Hellraiser and Candyman series, Barker is also an acclaimed visual artist and distinguished playwright.

After Dark Films CEO Courtney Solomon calls the production “relentlessly disturbing and truly scary,” adding, “We are thrilled to have beaten the competition on this film as we just HAD to have it for Horrorfest!”

"Anthony, Clive, Joe and I couldn't be more excited about After Dark featuring DREAD in this year's festival, and handling its national release,” said Jorge Saralegui of Midnight Picture Show. “Their legendary, provocative marketing campaigns make them the perfect partners for a sexy and intense psycho-thriller like DREAD.”

Nigel Thomas of Matador Pictures added, “We’re delighted to be involved with After Dark. DREAD is a real crowd-pleaser and there’s nobody better to showcase it to our audience.”

Dread was produced by Clive Barker, Joe Daley and Jorge Saralegui of Midnight Picture Show, Nigel Thomas and Charlotte Walls of Matador Pictures and Lauri Apelian of Ocean Sky Entertainment. Essential Entertainment CEO Jere Hausfater and Director of Sales and Distribution, Mark Padilla, negotiated the deal on behalf of the producers with Dana Lambert, VP of Acquisitions at After Dark Films.

Both Barker and DiBlasi are repped by APA and Evolution Management.

After Dark Horrorfest 4 runs for one week in theatres across the United States , from January 29nd through February 5th, making it the largest film festival in the nation.

About After Dark Films: Founded in 2006 by film producer/director/writer Courtney Solomon and real estate and textile financier Allan Zeman, After Dark Films is a leader in independent film finance, production and the acquisition of genre films for theatrical release.

After Dark is perhaps best known for its creation and execution of After Dark Horrorfest® – 8 Films to Die For® (www.horrorfestonline.com). Debuting in 2006, After Dark Horrorfest ® is a weeklong, nationwide film festival that celebrates all aspects of the horror genre. In its first year, Horrorfest became the first film festival in history to break into the Top 10 of the domestic box office, grossing more than $2.5 million. Additionally, it has sold over 1.6 million DVDs through distribution partner Lionsgate.

After Dark's initial film release was the box office success, An American Haunting (2006), written, directed and produced by Solomon. An American Haunting opened at the #2 spot in the nation and maintained its position for four weeks. Subsequent releases include The Abandoned; Skinwalkers, starring Jason Behr, Rhona Mitra and Matthew Knight; Captivity, starring Elisha Cuthbert and directed by Oscar-nominee Roland Joffe (The Killing Fields); and Frontier(s), directed by Xavier Gens (Hitman)

Earlier this year, After Dark Films announced its first foray into television, partnering with Lionsgate and IFC to co-produce the best selling book series, Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, written by Laurell K. Hamilton."


DREAD was written & directed by Anthony DiBlasi and stars Jackson Rathbone (TWILIGHT, S. DARKO), Shaun Evans, Hanne Steen, Laura Donnelly, Jonathan Readwin, Carl McCrystal, Zoe Stollery, Eva Wyrwal, Elissa Dowling, Kirean Murphy, Elspeth Rae, Erin Gavin and Matt Jessup. It will be playing at this year's UK FRIGHTFEST. (Details HERE!)


July 22, 2009

THE GRAVES Trailer! Now AFTER DARK FILMS Selection!

Firstly, the new trailer for THE GRAVES has made it's debut on-line. THE GRAVES is about sisters Megan and Abby whose visit to Skull City Mine turns into a mind bending fight for survival against menaces both human, and supernatural. It stars (super hot) Clare Grant (Masters of Horror), Jillian Murray (The Fun Park), Bill Moseley (The Devil's Rejects, Texas Chainsaw Massacre II), Amanda Wyss (A Nightmare on Elm St., Dexter), D. Randall Blythe (Screamer, Lamb of God), Shane Stevens, Patti Tindall (Death of a Ghost Hunter), Barbara Glover (Red Rock West), Calabrese and Tony Todd (24, Candyman). Watch the trailer below!



Also, AFTER DARK FILMS has announced THE GRAVES as the first of next years 8 FILMS TO DIE FOR, an annual festival that showcases the latest in horror on screens across the country. It will play theatrically on January 29th, 2010. Below is the full press release!

The first addition to After Dark HorrorfestÒ4 was announced today by After Dark Films’ CEO Courtney Solomon. The After Dark Horrorfest will take place January 29, 2010. The new title joining the 8 Films to Die ForÒ lineup is The Graves, written and directed by Brian Pulido. Pulido, a well known comic book writer and creator of such titles as Lady Death and Evil Ernie, makes his feature directorial debut on the film. The films stars Clare Grant, Jillian Murray, Bill Moseley, Lamb of God singer D. Randall Blythe and Tony Todd. Brian Ronalds and Dean Ronalds of Ronalds Brothers Productions and Francisca Pulido of Mischief Maker Studios produced. Adam Goldfine is the Director of Photography. Dana Lambert, VP of Acquisitions at After Dark Films brokered the deal with Ted Chalmers of Moving Pictures Film & TV who represented the filmmakers in the negotiations.


In The Graves, two inseparable sisters, Megan and Abby Graves, are taking one last wild road trip before Megan has to start a new job. The journey includes a trip through remote Arizona in search of a kitchy roadside attraction. Instead, Megan and Abby happen on Skull City Mine, a weather-beaten, abandoned mine town converted into a self-guided tour. What seems like a fun day in the sun turns into a mind-bending fight for survival against menaces both human and supernatural.


“Brian’s background and knowledge of the horror world has served him incredibly well. He has directed a film that audiences are going to find both scary and immensely entertaining. The Graves is simply great edgy fun and we’re excited to have it as part of our line up.” stated After Dark Partner/CEO Courtney Solomon.


“Mischief Maker Studios and Ronalds Brothers Productions are pleased that their first foray together has produced a theatrical feature film,” says Mischief Maker Studios COO Francisca Pulido. “Brian Pulido continues to deliver the goods to horror fans. The Graves is a fun, date night horror flick.”


After Dark HorrorfestÒ 4 runs for one week in theatres across the United States from January 29nd – February 5th, making it the largest nationwide film festival.


After Dark Films: Founded in 2006 by film producer/director/writer Courtney Solomon and real estate and textile financier Allan Zeman, After Dark Films is a leader in independent film finance, production and acquisition of genre films for theatrical release.


After Dark is perhaps best known for its creation and execution of After Dark Horrorfest® – 8 Films to Die For® (www.horrorfestonline.com). Debuting in 2006, After Dark Horrorfest ® is a one week national film festival that celebrates all areas of the horror genre. In its first year, Horrorfest became the first film festival in history to break into the Top 10 at the national box office, grossing over $2.5 million. Additionally, it has reached great success with over 1.6 million DVDs currently in circulation through distribution partner Lionsgate.


After Dark's initial film release was the box office success An American Haunting (2006), written, directed and produced by Courtney Solomon. An American Haunting opened at the #2 spot in the nation and maintained its position for four weeks. Subsequent releases include The Abandoned; Skinwalkers, starring Jason Behr, Rhona Mitra and Matthew Knight; Captivity, starring Elisha Cuthbert and directed by Oscar-nominee Roland Joffe (The Killing Fields); and Frontier(s), directed by Xavier Gens (Hitman).


Earlier this year it was announced that After Dark Films is making its first foray into television, partnering with Lionsgate and IFC to co-produce the best selling book series, Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, written by Laurell K. Hamilton.

Check out our previous videos featuring Tony Todd (HERE) and a music video by CALABRESE HERE!

CHILDREN OF THE CORN Remake Airs On SyFy This September!

It appears the CHILDREN OF THE CORN remake will debut sometime in September (exact date still pending) on SyFy, before it gets an official DVD release courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment. (Whom by the way, did a stellar job on the Blu-Ray for the original. Review coming soon!)

Donald Borchers, (producer on the original) wrote & directed this update based on the Stephen King novelette. It stars David Anders (HEROES), Kandyse McClure, Daniel Newman as Malachi, & DEXTER's Preston Bailey as Isaac. The first CHILDREN starred Peter Horton and Linda Hamilton and eventually went on to spawn 6 sequels! More details on the new film, including an air date & DVD details as soon as we hear it!

ALBINO FARM On DVD September 22nd!

We caught a preview of this at last year's NJ FANGO show and it looked pretty cool. MTI Home Video will release ALBINO FARM on September 22nd. Written & directed by Joe Anderson and Sean McEwen, ALBINO FARM stars Chris Jericho, Tammin Sursok, Richard Christy (from The Howard Stern Show) and Duane Whitaker (FEAST). You can check out the synopsis, DVD cover art and teaser trailer all below!

Synopsis: An Ozark Mountain town - with a century-old history of religious fanaticism - inadvertently creates a modern sadistic society of in-bred misfits who prey on stray travelers. Four young college students - lured into exploring the legend of the Albino Farm - uncover its disturbing past while enduring a horrific night of horrors.





Visit the official website at: http://www.albinofarmthemovie.com

Poster For WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD! On DVD October 20th!

The official teaser poster for WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD popped up over at the film's Facebook page. Directed by Declan O'Brien, WRONG TURN 3 stars Tom Frederic (THE OXFORD MURDERS), THE HILLS RUN RED's Janet Montgomery, Mike Straub, Tamer Hassan, Gil Kolirin and Chucky Venice (RETURN TO HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL).

You can watch the trailer at our previous news post HERE and check out the new poster below! WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD is out on DVD October 20th!




Cover Art For TRICK 'R TREAT!

Considering this is truly one of the best Halloween themed horror movies EVER, we can't wait for TRICK 'R TREAT to finally be available to the public this October. (Exact date still pending) For now, Ain't It Cool revealed the cover art for both the DVD and Blu-Ray packages. Check 'em both out below!



Check out the official website at: http://trickrtreat-movie.warnerbros.com

You can find the latest details along with a new trailer over at THIS link!

You can watch 9 minutes from TRICK 'R TREAT at our previous news post HERE. And a listing of a few theatrical festival dates HERE.


TRICK 'R TREAT is due out on DVD & Blu-Ray this 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, Alberto Ghisi & Samm Todd.

July 10, 2009

HARPER'S ISLAND On DVD September 8th!

Paramount Home Entertainment has set September 8th as the release date for all 13 episodes of the CBS series HARPER'S ISLAND. While unconfirmed, you can probably expect audio commentaries on select episodes, deleted scenes as well as making-of featurettes. If you happen to subscribe to Netflix, you can watch all 13 episodes via Netflix Watch Instantly right now! Below's the cover artwork. More details once they become official:



HARPER'S ISLAND is a 13-episode murder mystery about a group of family and friends who travel to a secluded island for a destination wedding. They've come to laugh... to love... and, though they don't know it... to die. As the wedding festivities begin, friendships are tested and secrets exposed as a murderer claims victims, one by one, transforming the wedding week of fun and celebration into a terrifying struggle for survival. Abby Mills, whose mother was killed on the island by a homicidal maniac's rampage seven years ago, journeys home for the first time since the horrific event for the wedding of her best friend, Henry Dunn. Henry, the boy next door, is marrying the woman of his dreams, Trish Wellington, a beautiful and wealthy heiress. But as the wedding week begins, people start dying. Every episode, someone is killed. Wedding guests and island locals, every person is a suspect. No one is safe. No one can be trusted. By the end of the 13 episodes, all questions will be answered, the killer will be revealed and only a few will survive. Beginning Thursday, April 9th, and airing each Thursday at 10:00pm ET/PT through July, 2nd, the series is Executive Produced by Jon Turteltaub and Jeffrey Bell, and stars Katie Cassidy (Supernatural) as “Trish Wellington,” Elaine Cassidy (The Others) as “Abby Mills,” and Christopher Gorham (Ugly Betty) as “Henry Dunn.” Check out the official website at: http://www.harpersglobe.com

July 09, 2009

"Red-Band" Trailer For BOOK OF BLOOD! The Latest Clive Barker Adaptation!

Below you can check out the "red-band" trailer to the latest Clive Barker adaptation BOOK OF BLOOD, courtesy of Shock Till You Drop. Culled from the 2 short stories "On Jerusalem Street" and "The Book of Blood", BOOK OF BLOOD will hit DVD on September 29th. (Details HERE) Written and directed by John Harrison, the movie stars Jonas Armstrong, Sophie Ward, Doug Bradley, Simon Bamford and Paul Blair.


July 07, 2009

Fox Prepping Direct-To-DVD MIRRORS 2!

Shock Till You Drop got a tip from a source at 20th Century FOX that the company is prepping a direct-to-DVD sequel to last year's hit MIRRORS, MIRRORS 2. No details other then that Alex Aja and Kiefer Sutherland will NOT be back and that FOX is looking at a 2010 release. More when we hear it!


Tony Todd Video On THE GRAVES!

A video interview clip with horror icon Tony Todd had just debuted on THE GRAVES You Tube Channel. Check it out below or at: http://www.youtube.com/thegravesmovie



THE GRAVES is about sisters Megan and Abby whose visit to Skull City Mine turns into a mind bending fight for survival against menaces both human, and supernatural.

"We'll launch The Graves official trailer on July 20th, right before San Diego Comicon, but we wanted to give everyone an inside look," says writer / director Brian Pulido. "Tony Todd was amazing to work with. He turned in a bravura performance.”

In the coming weeks, horror fiends can expect video interviews with D. Randall Blythe and director Brian Pulido as well as looks into the making of THE GRAVES.

THE GRAVES stars Clare Grant (Masters of Horror), Jillian Murray (The Fun Park), Bill Moseley (The Devil's Rejects, Texas Chainsaw Massacre II), Amanda Wyss (A Nightmare on Elm St., Dexter), D. Randall Blythe (Screamer, Lamb of God), Shane Stevens, Patti Tindall (Death of a Ghost Hunter), Barbara Glover (Red Rock West), Calabrese and Tony Todd (24, Candyman).

THE GRAVES is written and directed by independent comic book legend Brian Pulido (Chaos! Comics, Lady Death, Evil Ernie) and produced by Mischief Maker Studios, Brian Ronalds and Dean Ronalds of Ronalds Brothers Productions (Netherbeast, Inc.). Production Design by Francisca Pulido. Director of Photography Adam Goldfine.

For more info visit: www.TheGravesMovie.com

"Red-Band" Trailer For THE COLLECTOR!

A few days ago, we got a look at 3 different theatrical one-sheet posters for Marcus Dunstan's directorial debut THE COLLECTOR. Now, we've got a look at the first official "red-band" trailer courtesy of IGN! Check it out embedded below!



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.

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 will thrill audiences Friday, July 31st from Freestyle Releasing.

Official website: http://www.thecollector-movie.com

Full Press Release For Rob Zombie's THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO!

UNDEAD NAZIS, HORNY ROBOTS AND STRIPPERS GET ANIMATED ON DVD! Rob Zombie Presents THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO, Hitting the Mat on DVD and Blu-ray™ September 22, 2009

Anchor Bay Entertainment will release THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO, the first full-length animated feature from Director/Writer Rob Zombie (The Devil’s Rejects and 2009’s Halloween), on DVD and Blu-ray™ on September 22, 2009. A longtime pet project of Zombie (he based it on his comic book), THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO, is an ultra-hip, wickedly funny fantasy that’s a colorful blend of Fritz the Cat, “Scooby-Doo,” “Ren and Stimpy,” and Santo wrestling flicks. El Superbeasto is “Adults Only” animation available on DVD for an SRP of $19.97 and Blu-ray™ for $34.98.

THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO is the twisted tale of El Superbeasto (voiced by Tom Papa), a former world class masked wrestler with super human strength, who now finds himself in the very ordinary capacity as producer/director/star of BeastoWorld Enterprises. But when he can, Beasto spends time fighting evil along with his with his super-sexy sister, Suzi X (Sheri Moon Zombie), in the spooky Monsterland. Our hefty hero faces his biggest battle when he struggles to stop the unholy marriage of foul-mouthed stripper Velvet Von Black (Rosario Dawson) and the diabolical Dr. Satan (Paul Giamatti). Will all hell break loose or will our man save the day? The answer can only be found in The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, a depraved adventure with filthy comedy, ultra-violence, and some bad-ass theme songs!

Along with the distinct voice work of Dawson, Giamatti, Moon Zombie, and Papa, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto also features many other instantly recognizable performers including Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, Daniel Roebuck, Harland Williams, Cassandra Peterson, Clint Howard, Dee Wallace, Rob Paulsen, Tura Satana, and Danny Trejo.

With Rob Zombie, a cast of fan favorites, and original songs by Hard ‘n Phirm; The Haunted World of El Superbeasto is a trash culture wild ride that’s a soon-to-be cult classic.


July 05, 2009

UPDATE: Are The Right Subtitles On LET THE RIGHT ONE IN Yet?!

Several months back, we had posted an article with a side-by-side comparison of an early screener of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN along with the recently released DVD/Blu-Ray version from Magnolia Pictures. We were shocked to discover such a discrepancy in the subtitles from version to version.

While we're sure this kind of loss in translation happens all the time with foreign films, it seemed baffling as to why a film that had been playing for months in limited theatrical release with accurate subtitles (to critical praise) would suddenly sport a completely different translation for the home video release. (Especially considering the screener copies sent out to reviewers all had the original translations) We theorized that possibly someone in Magnolia's home video department just thought it'd be cheaper to not pay the original translater (credited to Ingrid Eng) and just have someone else redo them. (Just a theory.)

Naturally, the issue caused quite an uproar amongst fellow critics, fans and consumers that were looking forward to seeing this highly praised cult-classic, only to get an inferior version of it. Magnolia never issued an "official" statement addressing the issue, but spoke to Digital Bits and informed them that new copies of the feature will be issues with "Subtitles English (Theatrical)" listed on the back. No word as to when this was going to happen. Nor were there to be any refunds for the original discs.

It'd been months since we'd heard ANY thing. The only thing I heard (and can confirm) is that the version of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN that is currently streaming on Netflix Watch Instantly IS in fact the theatrical version with the correct subtitles.

Regardless, I had to follow up with Magnolia on the actual DVD/Blu-Ray release. I was nervous that maybe Magnolia decided to completely ignore this issue, citing it as merely the cries of "a few band-wagon mentality bloggers." (Thanks for the actual quote, sales exec)

I wrote directly to Magnolia's video department to see what the status of the new re-issued LET THE RIGHT ONE IN DVD's was. Here's the reply I received from Melissa Romley:

"At this time there is nothing new to update you with.  The original theatrical subtitles will be made available as an additional English language subtitle option on future manufacturing runs."

Seemed pretty vague.... and disappointing.

Yet, several fans wrote me to inform me that they HAVE found NEW re-issues of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN at their local TARGET stores. Here's what to look for in insuring you get the RIGHT subtitles:









The good news is... they are out there. You just have to really look for them. And as of right now, TARGET's a good bet. I have yet to hear or see of any Blu-Ray versions with the appropriate subtitles, so please, if you find the Blu-Ray or more stores that have them, comment below so that fellow appreciators of this movie can own the version we saw in theaters.

Many thanks to the people that sent the above screengrabs. And for everyone interested in helping with this on-going matter. I'm sure director Tomas Alfredson would appreciate your efforts.

July 04, 2009

New Teaser Trailer (Plus Preview) For MONTAUK UNVEILED!

Filmmaker Christopher P. Garetano just posted a brand new teaser trailer for his next documentary project MONTAUK UNVEILED! The project (one of several documentaries and films Garetano is currently in post-production on) regards (alleged) alien abductions and government mind control experiments that occurred at the Camp Hero air force base. The documentary is produced by John Brodie, one of the subjects of Garetano's debut film HORROR BUSINESS. Check out the latest teaser trailer below!



And while you're at it, watch the first teaser trailer below:



As well as a 10 minute preview of MONTAUK UNVEILED below:




New Pic Of "Babyface" Killer From THE HILLS RUN RED!

The annual FRIGHTFEST UK just announced their full movie screening line-up between the dates of August 27th through the 31st and it seems to be one of their best line-ups ever! Movies debuting include TRIANGLE, THE HILLS RUN RED, CLIVE BARKER'S DREAD, TRICK 'R TREAT, GIALLO, NIGHT OF THE DEMONS, BEWARE THE MOON: REMEMBERING AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, THE DESCENT PART 2 & many, many more. If you're a UK reader, head over to the official site right HERE and pick up tickets!

One of the films on that roaster we're excited about is THE HILLS RUN RED. Below is a pic from the preview page off Frightfest's website that we just had to share. Another peek at HILLS creepy "Babyface" killer.




We'll have more on THE HILLS RUN RED shortly, so check back! See the DVD cover and specs at our previous news post HERE! Directed by Dave Parker from a script by David J. Schow, John Dombrow & John Carchietta, THE HILLS RUN RED stars Sophie Monk, Tad Hilgenbrinck (LOST BOYS: THE TRIBE), William Sadler (THE MIST), Alex Wyndham and Janet Montgomery (WRONG TURN 3).

Check out our panel report on THE HILLS RUN RED from last month's LA FANGO con by clicking HERE or the link below!



And check last year's FRIGHT exclusive interview with THE HILLS RUN RED director DAVE PARKER!



July 02, 2009

THE HILLS RUN RED Coming To DVD September 29th!

Director Dave Parker's eagerly anticipated and much talked about film THE HILLS RUN RED will hit DVD on September 29th courtesy of Warner Brothers & Dark Castle Entertainment. (Trust us, this is one you're going to want to check out!)

Special features will include an audio commentary with director Dave Parker, writer David Schow & producer Robert Meyer Burnett, as well as a new featurette "It's Not Real Until You Shoot It: The Making of THE HILLS RUN RED". Check out the killer cover art work & synopsis below!


Synopsis A film fanatic's obsession with finding a complete print of a classic slasher movie leads him and two friends into the backwoods where the film was shot. They realize too late that filming never ended -- the movie's star, the deformed, murderous BABY FACE, and his twisted family continue to film and kill unsuspecting victims. Now our heroes must survive the nightmarish onslaught or become part of the movie forever.

Directed by Dave Parker from a script by David J. Schow, John Dombrow & John Carchietta, THE HILLS RUN RED stars Sophie Monk, Tad Hilgenbrinck (LOST BOYS: THE TRIBE), William Sadler (THE MIST, "Death" in BILL & TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY!), Alex Wyndham and Janet Montgomery (WRONG TURN 3).

Check out our panel report on THE HILLS RUN RED from last month's LA FANGO con by clicking HERE or the link below!



And check last year's FRIGHT exclusive interview with THE HILLS RUN RED director DAVE PARKER!


Paul Solet's GRACE On DVD/Blu-Ray On September 15th!

Anchor Bay Entertainment has issued the official press release for Paul Solet's debut feature GRACE, which hits both DVD & Blu-Ray on September 15th. The disc promises to be loaded with special features! Check out the full release and listing below!

ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS PAUL SOLET’S GRACE ON DVD AND BLU-RAY, A Genre Sensation Arrives September 15th Swaddled With Bonus Features!

An absolute sensation at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival – where two people fainted during the film’s premiere – and a runaway hit on the international film festival circuit, Paul Solet’s GRACE will bow September 15, 2009 on DVD and Blu-ray™. GRACE is an unforgettable emotional and psychological journey into terror, as a young woman (Jordan Ladd, Cabin Fever, Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof) is forced to make the ultimate maternal sacrifice when the stillborn child she carried to term returns to life with a horrifying appetite. SRP is $26.97 for the DVD, and $34.97 for the Blu-ray™. Grace is produced by Ingo Volkhammer, Cory Neal, Adam Green and Kevin DeWalt. Neal and Green are the writing/directing/producing team behind the contemporary cult classics Hatchet and Spiral.

After years of trying to conceive, Madeline (Ladd) and Michael Matheson (Stephen Park, Scary Movie 3, The Pink Panther) are finally about to become parents. But with only weeks to go before delivery, an accident leaves both Michael and the unborn child dead. Devastated, Madeline decides to carry the child to term and deliver naturally. What seemed like madness becomes a miracle when, after delivering a dead child, Madeline finds her baby is indeed alive…and hungry. She soon discovers that her baby – now named Grace – thirsts for something more than mother’s milk, and Madeline is determined to feed her child, no matter the consequences. With nowhere to turn, Madeline must make a mother’s ultimate decision: What will she sacrifice to keep her child alive?

GRACE has wowed – and terrified – audiences all over the world. In addition to Sundance, the film was an official selection at the South by Southwest Festival, the AFI Dallas Film Festival, the Independent Film Festival of Boston, the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Seattle International Film Festival, as well as the upcoming Sitges International Film Festival of Catalonia, Spain, Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival and Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival. Other festival screenings include Portugal’s Fantasporto Festival, Athens Science Fiction and Fantasy Festival and Scotland’s Film Four Frightfest. In February, Grace was awarded the Prix Du Jury Award at the Gerardmer Festival Du Fantastique 2009 in France.

Hailed as “downright chilling” by Variety, and “… a blood-soaked piece of social commentary” by MSN, Grace has emerged among critics as nothing short of a genre phenomenon. Cinematical wrote: “First-time writer-director Paul Solet…proves himself adept both as a visual storyteller, and as a guy who can make you crap your pants,” while EOnline bluntly stated: “Let this be a warning: View at your own risk.”

GRACE on DVD and Blu-ray cradles a bundle of bonus features charting the film’s conception, execution and delivery:

- Audio commentary with writer/director Paul Solet, producer Adam Green and director of photography Zoran Popovic
- Audio commentary with writer/director Paul Solet and actor Jordan Ladd (Blu-ray™ exclusive)
- Grace: Conception – charting the film’s origins;
- Grace: Family – an in-depth look at the cast of characters;
- Her Mother’s Eyes: The Look of Grace – designing the unique visuals
- Grace: Delivered – overcoming challenges during principal photography
- Lullaby: Scoring Grace – creating the score and sound effects
- Grace at Sundance – becoming a festival sensation
- Theatrical Trailer

GRACE was written and directed by Paul Solet, and produced by Ingo Vollkammer, Cory Neal, Adam Green and Kevin DeWalt. Scott Einbinder and Simon Edery are Executive Producers. Zoran Popovic was Director of Photography and Martina Buckley was Production Designer. The film is an Indigomotion release of an ArieScope Pictures Production in association with Dark Eye Entertainment, and will be distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment.


We expect an announcement about a limited theatrical engagement shortly, so we'll keep you posted. Watch a video from the GRACE USC screening right HERE!

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!

 


The Original STEPFATHER Coming To DVD October 7th!

With Synapse releasing STEPFATHER 2 on DVD on September 29th and a new remake of the original due in theaters on October 16th, Shout! Factory have now announced a DVD of the original THE STEPFATHER. (Which up until now has never been available on DVD!) Directed by Joseph Ruben, THE STEPFATHER starred Terry O'Quinn (LOST), Jill Schoelen, Shelley Hack, Stephen Shellen & Gabrielle Rose.

According to FANGORIA, the disc is expected to arrive on October 7th and feature a new high-definition widescreen transfer, an audio commentary and interviews with producer Jay Benson and actress Jill Schoelen and a whole lot more! More details when we hear 'em!


BLACK DEVIL DOLL DVD Details! Out October 27th!

FANGORIA got the full details for the upcoming DVD release of Jonathan Lewis's BLACK DEVIL DOLL, which streets on October 27th courtesy of Lowest Common Denominator Entertainment. Directed by Lewis from a script by Shawn Lewis and Mitch Mayes, BLACK DEVIL DOLL stars Heather Murphy, Natasha Talonz, Christine Svendsen, Erika Branich, Precious Cox & Martin Boone. Special features are as follows:

- Audio commentary by director Jonathan Lewis, writer/producer Shawn Lewis and writer/designer Mitch Mayes
- Audio commentary by the cast
- Audio commentary by cinematographer/editor/visual FX supervisor John Osteen
- Audio commentary by the Black Devil Doll!
- Audio commentary by “a group of kids who were traveling around, flying, renting cars to see the movie,” Shawn Lewis tells us. “I think they’ve seen it eight times now, so I had them do a commentary, and it’s great!”
- Three exclusive trailers
- Film festival clips
- Rare footage from the New Beverly Cinema premiere
- Three Black Devil Doll animated short films
- Behind-the-scenes still gallery
- Rare interview with the Black Devil Doll
- Free bonus mini-poster

Pre-order it now via the official website: http://www.blackdevildoll.com


Rob Zombie's EL SUPERBEASTO Meets MICHAEL MYERS!

A few days ago, it was revealed that Rob Zombie's animated feature THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO would be hitting DVD on September 22nd! (See that post along with the cover art HERE!) Now, Zombie has posted a little tease via his My Space blog answering the question what if El Superbeasto came face to face with Michael Myers? See below:


Also worth mentioning, Zombie posted an image of a HALLOWEEN II standee that you'll be seeing in local theaters starting this weekend. It's a 3D cut-out of the recently released theatrical one-sheet poster. Check it out below!



Don't forget to read our recent 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!

Choose The NIGHT OF THE CREEPS DVD Cover!

With Fred Dekker's beloved NIGHT OF THE CREEPS finally getting a DVD release on October 20th, it comes as somewhat of a surprise that Amazon is offering YOU the chance to choose from 3 potential DVD cover designs. The good news? The covers are HERE! The bad news? Well, they all kinda suck!

Check your 3 options at THIS link (scroll down) or by clicking the images below:



Special features will include the following:

- "Birth of Creeps" featuring Dekker talking about the origins of the project

- "Cast of the Creeps" featuring Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, Steve Marshall and Jill Whitlow

- "Creating The Creeps" featuring interviews with SFX creators David B. Miller and Robert Kurtzman

- A special Tom Atkins centric piece called "Tom Atkins: Man of Action"

- "Escape of the Creeps" a detailed look at the post-production.

- Deleted scenes

- Fred Dekker solo commentary

- Cast commentary featuring Atkins, Whitlow, Marshall and Lively

- The original theatrical ending

- And footage from the Cast and Crew reunion screening at the Alamo Drafthouse.


NIGHT OF THE CREEPS
was written & directed by Fred Dekker and stars Jason Lively, Steve Marshall, Jill Witlow, David Paymer and Tom Atkins.

 

HARDWARE Coming To DVD September 29th!

Wow, it's been yeeears since I've seen HARDWARE, the horror/sci-fi epic from director Richard Stanley. But now, Diabolik DVD has a September 29th listing for both a 2 disc DVD and Blu-Ray edition of the film. You can pre-order it on the site HERE. Below is the item description, features listing and DVD cover art!

UNCUT AND UNCENSORED FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IN THE US!
It was the movie that stunned audiences, shocked the MPAA and marked the debut of one of the most uncompromising filmmakers in modern horror. Golden Globe® winner Dylan McDermott (The Practice, Dark Blue) stars as a post-apocalyptic scavenger who brings home a battered cyborg skull for his metal-sculptor girlfriend. But this steel scrap contains the brain of the M.A.R.K. 13, the military's most ferocious bio-mechanical combat droid. It is cunning, cruel, and knows how to reassemble itself. Tonight, it is reborn…and no flesh shall be spared. Stacey Travis (GHOST WORLD) co-stars – along with app
  • NTSC All Region
  • Uncut Uncensored Version!
  • DD 5.1 Audio
  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • 2 DVD SE
  • Audio Commentary with Richard Stanley
  • Sea of Perdition - Short Film
  • Making of Documentary
  • Early Super 8 Version of Hardware

FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE SERIES Season 3 On DVD September 22nd!

Paramount Home Entertainment have set September 22nd as the release date for the 3rd and final season of FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE SERIES. This last season ran from 1989 through 1990 and starred John D. Lemay, Louise Robey, and Chris Wiggins. No features announced as of yet but we'll keep you posted. In the meantime, check out the DVD cover art below:


POP SKULL DVD Cover Art Unveiled!

Halo-8 Entertainment has released the dvd cover art 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 will hit DVD on July 28, 2009 and is also slated for a string of theatrical events tied in with similarly demented horror releases IN A SPIRAL STATE and GODKILLER.

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.

You can check out the trailer at our previous news post HERE! DVD cover art below!


Official TRICK 'R TREAT Website Launches!

With the DVD release of fan (and critic) favorite TRICK 'R TREAT now set for October of this year, Warner Brothers has launched the official website for the film at: http://trickrtreat-movie.warnerbros.com

You can find the latest details along with a new trailer over at THIS link!

You can watch 9 minutes from TRICK 'R TREAT at our previous news post HERE. And a listing of a few theatrical festival dates HERE.


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.

June 26, 2009

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!


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:




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 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)

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.



Continue reading "GRACE Video Clip From The USC Screening!" »

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.

June 19, 2009

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.

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.


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


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

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!

 

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."

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!


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!


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)


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.



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 04, 2009

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!

 

June 03, 2009

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!






May 29, 2009

The GRACE "Red-Band" Trailer!

FearNET has debuted the new "red-band" trailer for Paul Solet's debut feature GRACE.(Watch it below!) This was actually the clip that premiered at last month's LA FANGO show (report HERE). GRACE is a film we've been covering here at ICONS since it's inception & this trailer is a pretty good indication as to why we (along with most other horror outlets) have been giving it so much attention. See for yourself:



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!


Continue reading "The GRACE "Red-Band" Trailer!" »

SLEEPAWAY CAMP REUNION 3D Announced!

The Sleepaway Camp Films website pointed out this press release that popped up on the Market Watch. It's a "pre-announcement" for SLEEPAWAY CAMP REUNION 3D, the sequel to last years RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP. This would be the third in the Robert Hiltzik trilogy (excluding Michael Simpson's parts 2 & 3) which started with SLEEPAWAY CAMP, continued 20 years later with RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP and now concludes with this new film SLEEPAWAY CAMP REUNION 3D. Here's the full press release:

Hudson Canyon will produce the third installment in the famous Sleepaway Camp Feature Film series, “Sleepaway Camp REUNION 3D.” The third installment of this renowned franchise is in development, with a highly anticipated releases planned for late 2010 or early 2011. Further announcements about “major” directorial and talent attachments are forthcoming. Special FX will be rendered by co-production partner White Knuckle Entertainment with Special Effects by Kerner Optical (formerly known as Industrial Light and Magic of George Lucas fame) of San Rafael, CA. The company was behind the special FX for such classics as “Star Wars,” “War of the Worlds,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Men in Black,” “Jurassic Park” and “Harry Potter.” The film will be filmed in both 2D and 3D. “Sleepaway Camp REUNION 3D” follows the successful release via Magnet/Magnolia of “Return to Sleepaway Camp” in November 2008.

Check out http://sleepawaycampfilms.com to keep up on the latest SLEEPAWAY CAMP related news. More when we hear it!


[REC] U.S. DVD Finally Coming Out July 14th!

The original Spanish instant cult classic [REC] is finally coming out here in the US on July 14th via Sony Home Entertainment and DVD Active revealed the cover art. (Below!) Remade last year into QUARANTINE, the far superior original version will finally be available here in America! The only special feature on the disc will be a brief making-of featurette.


Written & directed by Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plazo, you can also watch the teaser trailer to the follow-up [REC] 2 right HERE!

And read our first look of [REC] by clicking the image below:


May 28, 2009

REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA Back In Theaters This Summer!

"REPO! The Genetic Opera is the modern day "little engine that could."  Critics panned it, many tried to bury it, the Razzies awarded it and THOUSANDS are clamoring for it.  Icons of Fright's Spooky Dan couldn't help but notice the massive stir REPO! is causing globally and traveled nationwide to capture it on film in a 4 minute mini-documentary: www.iconsoffright.com/Video.html.

Ogre, REPO!'s Pavi Largo, explains the movement as "a passion project embraced by the very audience it was meant for.  Never better a turning of the screw back into a stuffed shirt mentality of forced propagandized drool.  This is handmade, fan made, retribution. Pavi says 'it's-a perfect!'"

Throughout history, it took years for something "cult" to incubate into full fledged "phenomenon." In today's digital age, cyber-speed has quickened the process.  Forums buzz and message boards overflow with requests for more REPO!.  Independent theater chains across the country are answering fans' pleas for more REPO!.  The film once buried by critics is now being booked on the silver screen due to overwhelming fan demand.  Everywhere from Salem, MA to San Jose, CA fans are launching social sites, connecting clusters of REPO! fans, and REPO! armies, armed with shadowcasts, are popping up everywhere.  See attached graphic for REPO!'s summer 2009 screenings."

More details & dates at: www.repo-opera.com


REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA! (directed by Darren Lynn Bousman) stars Alexa Vega, Paul Sorvino, Bill Moseley, Paris Hilton, Kevin Graham Ogilvie, Anthony Stewart Head, Terrance Zdunich and Sarah Brightman.

 

May 25, 2009

DVD Cover Artwork For WEREWOLF: THE COMPLETE SERIES!

A few days ago, it was announced that Shout! Factory would be putting out WEREWOLF: THE SERIES on DVD on September 1st! Now, we've got a look at the kick-ass cover DVD artwork below! (Reminds me of the old Blackthorne Publishing comic books!) While we can't confirm special features just yet, we have heard from sources that brand new interviews & commentaries are being assembled for the set, so it looks like this one will be worth the wait!


The show followed Eric Cord (John J. York), a man recently infected with the curse of the werewolf on the run from bounty hunter Alamo Joe Rogan (Lance LeGault) and in search of Skorzeny (Chuck Conners in one of his final TV roles), the head werewolf Eric is convinced turned him. It follows the basic premise of THE INCREDIBLE HULK series, but with a werewolf! A Rick Baker werewolf no less! (In the same way that Bruce Banner's eyes would turn green before he changed, in WEREWOLF the pentagram on Eric's hand would start bleeding before every transformation!)

Check out this awesome WEREWOLF fan site:

http://www.werewolftv.com

DEXTER Season 3 On DVD/Blu-Ray August 18th!

A few weeks back, we posted the DVD & Blu-Ray cover artwork for DEXTER Season 3. Now, Paramount Home Entertainment has revealed that the latest season of the Showtime hit series will hit store shelves on August 18th!

Here's the official synopsis for DEXTER Season 3! Dexter’s got a new take on taking life. Having faced some of his darkest demons, Dexter’s ready to put the past behind him. Now, with family life, a day job catching killers and an uncontrollable urge to do away with the ones that get away, Dexter’s got his work cut out for him. And when a high-profile case sides him with powerful Assistant DA Miguel Prado (special guest star JIMMY SMITS), the pressure might be too great for even our beloved Dexter to hack.



(Pre-order then at the Amazon links below!) Check out the teaser trailer to the DEXTER VIDEO GAME right HERE! DEXTER stars Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Jimmy Smits, Julie Benz, James Remar, David Zayas, Lauren Vélez and C.S. Lee.




May 14, 2009

THE PSYCHO LEGACY Trailer!

Below you'll find the teaser trailer to the eagerly awaited documentary THE PSYCHO LEGACY, celebrating 50 years of PSYCHO, starting with Alfred Hitchcock's legendary 1960 film and exploring the 3 sequels and beyond! Featuring dozens of brand new interviews with PSYCHO series alumni, rare candid photographs and never-before-seen interview footage with Norman Bates himself, Anthony Perkins. The eventual DVD release will be loaded with enough bonus features to make you go a little mad!



Directed by ICONS OF FRIGHT's Robert Galluzzo & edited by Jon Maus, the PSYCHO documentary should air on television in October 2008 with a DVD release tentatively scheduled for early next year to coincide with the 50th anniversary!

You can 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).




May 12, 2009

TBK: THE TOOLBOX MURDERS Teaser Trailer! With Jeffrey Combs!

Earlier this morning, we posted a story about the upcoming TOOLBOX MURDERS sequel. Now Dread Central have uncovered an official teaser trailer for TBK: THE TOOLBOX MURDERS with Jeffrey Combs! The film also Lance Henriksen, Red West and Brian Krause and was written & directed by Dean Jones. Watch it below and hit up the official website at: http://www.tbkmovie.com



More details (and the poster) at our report from earlier today right HERE!

Picking up directly after the events Tobe Hooper's 2003 version of The Toolbox Murders; TBK intensifies the terrifying exploration into one of Hollywood's most twisted and morbid serial killers in the annals of American history.

TOOLBOX MURDER Sequel Finally Coming?!

There have been rumors for years now about a proper follow-up to Tobe Hooper's remake of THE TOOLBOX MURDERS. Looks like it's finally a brewin'! An official website for TBK: THE TOOLBOX MURDERS (aka TOOLBOX MURDERS 2) is up and running and lists Lance Henriksen, Jeffrey Combs, Red West and Brian Krause as part of the cast. Dean Jones, the FX artist on the first film is writing and directing.

The site has the following synopsis for the sequel: "Picking up directly after the events Tobe Hooper's 2003 version of The Toolbox Murders; TBK intensifies the terrifying exploration into one of Hollywood's most twisted and morbid serial killers in the annals of American history.

Survivors Nell and Stephen continue their night of Hell as they're rushed to the nearby Hollywood Memorial hospital. Meanwhile, next-generation , tech-savvy CSI detectives Cole and Barnes coordinate with a hard-nosed, LAPD criminal profiler McGavin to exhume TBK's modern day tomb and uncover its origins, leading toward a shocking revelation involving old Hollywood's seedy underground and one doctor's secret past.

TBK will shock, sicken, and thrill you while pushing every envelope imaginable as it leads you into the darkest recesses of what is to become one of the classic horror films of the millennium."


Jones told Bloody-Disgusting a few weeks back "This script is very powerful, provocative, and original and rises far above the last Toolbox, I work in a world where I create death on a daily basis and so with that in mind this script will have highest body count ever in the history of horror films. However, the story will not be gore for the sake of having gore...it has depth and style."



The first TOOLBOX MURDERS was directed by Tobe Hooper from a script by Adam Gierasch & Jace Anderson and starred Angela Bettis, Brent Roam, Juliet Landau, Sara Downing & Sheri Moon Zombie. It was based on the original 1978 film of the same name. More on the sequel when we hear it!

May 08, 2009

THE HILLS RUN RED Screening In Seattle! First Pic!

Tickets are now on sale for the Seattle International Film Festival and one of the flicks you should make an effort to catch is THE HILLS RUN RED! HILLS will premiere as part of the "Midnight Adrenaline" program, which also includes (another ICONS favorite) GRACE, as well as I SELL THE DEAD, BLACK DYNAMITE, DEAD GIRL & DEAD SNOW. While digging through the official website for the SIFF, we uncovered this official still below which is your first look at "Babyface" from THE HILLS RUN RED!



Directed by Dave Parker from a script by David J. Schow, John Dombrow & John Carchietta, THE HILLS RUN RED stars Sophie Monk, Tad Hilgenbrinck (LOST BOYS: THE TRIBE), William Sadler (THE MIST, "Death" in BILL & TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY!), Alex Wyndham and Janet Montgomery (WRONG TURN 3).

Check out our panel report on THE HILLS RUN RED from last month's LA FANGO con by clicking HERE or the link below!



And check last year's FRIGHT exclusive interview with THE HILLS RUN RED director DAVE PARKER!

Fox's WEREWOLF Series Finally Comes To DVD September 1st!

Oh hells yes! One of my all time favorite TV shows was the old Fox series simply titled WEREWOLF which began airing on that network back in 1987. For years, only bootleg versions have been available via the convention circuit. Now, TV Shows on DVD announces that Shout! Factory (who also brought us SWAMP THING: THE SERIES on DVD) will be putting out the entire series on DVD on September 1st!

The show followed Eric Cord (John J. York), a man recently infected with the curse of the werewolf on the run from bounty hunter Alamo Joe Rogan (Lance LeGault) and in search of Skorzeny (Chuck Conners in one of his final TV roles), the head werewolf Eric is convinced turned him. It follows the basic premise of THE INCREDIBLE HULK series, but with a werewolf! A Rick Baker werewolf no less! (In the same way that Bruce Banner's eyes would turn green before he changed, in WEREWOLF the pentagram on Eric's hand would start bleeding before every transformation!)


Multiple kudos to Dread Central for posting this. And while you're at it, check out this awesome WEREWOLF fan site:

http://www.werewolftv.com


May 06, 2009

NOT FORGOTTEN Trailer & Images!

Anchor Bay Entertainment has provided us with some images and the poster for the upcoming thriller NOT FORGOTTEN, which opens in Los Angeles on May 15th. (DVD release to be announced!) Directed by Dror Soref from a script by Soref and Tomas Romero, NOT FORGOTTEN stars Simon Baker (LAND OF THE DEAD) & Paz Vega. Below you'll also find the synopsis and trailer for the flick.




Synopsis: Jack Bishop (Simon Baker) lives the life of every man’s dream with his beautiful wife, Amaya, (Paz Vega) and a happy, healthy daughter, Toby (Chloe Moretz). He has the career he always wanted and a loving home in a peaceful Texas border town. But it is no coincidence that Jack’s life seems perfect. His past hides a black secret, one he hides from his family, one he hides from himself.

When Toby goes missing, Jack knows his past has come back to haunt him. He also knows the only way he can find her is to use the powers of his long forgotten faith, La Santa Muerte, protectors of the sinner, the worshippers of the dead.

Accompanied by the insecure newly-appointed sheriff and a pair of wary FBI agents, Jack’s search takes him deep into his past, to a psychic who visualizes Jack’s secret in terrifying detail, to the squalid barrios and seediest brothels in Mexico City’s underbelly. But the power of the La Santa Muerte is stronger then he ever imagined, as it reaches out to touch his family and reveals an even darker and unexpected web of lies and deceit.



May 01, 2009

LAID TO REST - LA FANGO 2009 PANEL!

Another one of the weekend's most anticipated panels was for LAID TO REST, which took place on Saturday April 18th on the main stage. Shock Till You Drop's Ryan Rotten moderated and the panel featured (from left to right) producer Chang Tseng, (Chrome Skull himself) Nick Principe, lead star Bobbi Sue Luther, Thomas Dekker, Anthony Fitzgerald, writer/director Robert Hall, Sean Whalen and 2 of the co-producers.

They showed off one of the film's most memorable death sequences involving Johnathon Schaech and his real life girlfriend Jana Kramer. (Definitely my favorite Chrome Skull kill from the movie) Nick Principe couldn't help but gush over what an honor it is to be featured on the front cover of FANGORIA magazine.

The group talked a bit about the casting process, as well as filming in Maryland and the overall production itself which was a complete team effort amongst friends that became family on this shoot. (You can watch the panel in it's entirety on FANGO's site right HERE!) In the meantime, check out the photos below!







































THE HILLS RUN RED - LA FANGO 2009 PANEL!

One of my personal most anticipated panels for the weekend was the preview of THE HILLS RUN RED, which took place in the West Hall on Sunday, April 18th. The panel kicked off with a brand new exclusive red-band trailer for the film, and then guests from the movie took the stage. Joining us (from left to right) were Tad Hilgenbrink, director Dave Parker, producer Robert Burnett and star Janet Montgomery.

We talked about the origins of the project, which started as a low budget feature for Fever Dreams before ended up at Joel Silver's genre based production company Dark Castle, as well as the character design for the film's killer "Babyface", easily the coolest looking "slasher" to grace the screen in years. Tad explained the story of the film via his character's role in it. He plays Tyler, a documentary filmmaker obsessed with tracking down the long lost notorious genre flick "The Hills Run Red", which has long been missing and long rumored to be incomplete. While trekking the locations of the original film's shoot with his girlfriend & best friend, they discover that the film never stopped shooting and that it's killer, Babyface is still in those woods.

We also were treated to an exclusive scene from the film, which was technically a scene within the original Hills movie in which Babyface strings up a victim between 2 trees using rope and barb-wire.

All I can say is Babyface looks bad-ass! Loved all the footage we got to see during this panel. The cast & crew also talked a bit about filmming the movie in Bulgaria. Actress Montgomery actually shot HILLS RUN RED back to back with WRONG TURN 3 in Bulgaria. Lastly, Burnett did a trivia segment with the audience to give away some HILLS crew caps.

Overall, a great panel and a film we strongly recommend being on the look out for! Pictures below! 





























(Pictures by Shannon Robles)

April 29, 2009

New STEPFATHER 2 DVD On September 29th! SICK GIRL On August 25th!

I love STEPFATHER 2! It's been long out of print but now Synapse will be re-releasing the DVD on September 29th to coincide with the new theatrical remake of the original STEPFATHER. Fangoria reports that all the supplemental material from the original DVD release including the Jeff Burr (director) & Darin Scott (producer) commentary will be in tact, as well as a slew of new features. Additional extras include a featurette from Red Shirt Pictures containing interviews with the cast and crew, deleted scenes and the trailer. (The article also states Synapse is looking into doing a new transfer!) Very exciting stuff.

Click the frame below to read our extensive interview with director Jeff Burr where we talk about STEPFATHER 2!





Also of note, Synapse will release SICK GIRL on August 25th. The indie flick written & directed by Eben McGarr marks the return of genre actor Stephen Geoffreys (FRIGHT NIGHT, 976-EVIL) and also stars Leslie Andrews. DVD artwork is below!

Make sure to check out the FRIGHT NIGHT reunion article we posted from FEAR FEST 2 in Dallas, Texas! The entire panel is transcribed complete with video clips! Writer/director Tom Holland, Chris Sarandon (Jerry Dandrige), William Ragsdale (Charley Brewster), Jonathan Stark (Billy Cole), Amanda Bearse (Amy Peterson), Stephen Geoffreys ("Evil" Ed Thompson), Julie Carmen (Regine Dandrige) and writer/director Tommy Lee Wallace were all a part of the historic panel! Click the logo below to read it!

April 26, 2009

THE CELL 2 Trailer! On DVD June 16th!

The trailer for THE CELL 2 has made it's debut on-line via My Space and you can check it out below!



Directed by Tim Iacofano, THE CELL 2 stars Tessie Santiago, Chris Bruno (TV's THE DEAD ZONE), Frank Whaley (VACANCY), Bart Johnson (SIMON SAYS), Elizabeth Barondes, Larry Filion, Charles Halford, Ben Naccarato & Amee Walden.

Here's the synopsis according to the film's IMDB page: "The Cusp is a serial killer who kills his victims and then brings them back to life; over and over again; until they beg to die! Maya is a psychic investigator who gained her powers after a 1 year coma after she was the Cusp's first victim! Now the Cusp Killer is back and Maya has little time to do what she has never done before, go into the mind of a killer unprotected, and save his latest victim."

THE CELL 2 hits DVD on June 16th!

3 Viral Videos From S. DARKO: A DONNIE DARKO TALE!

Below you'll find 3 "viral" videos created specifically for S. DARKO: A DONNIE DARKO TALE, which hits DVD on May 12th. You can also check out the front cover DVD art, special features & the trailer at our previous news post HERE!







The follow-up to Richard Kelly's original was directed by Chris Fisher from a script by Nathan Atkins and stars Daveigh Chase (reprising her role as Samantha Darko), Jackson Rathbone (TWILIGHT, DREAD), Briana Evigan (FEAR ITSELF: NEW YEAR'S DAY, SORORITY ROW), Elizabeth Berkley (SHOWGIRLS), Ed Westwick (100 FEET, CHILDREN OF MEN) and Matthew Davis (BELOW, BLOODRAYNE).

April 24, 2009

New DVD Date For CHILDREN OF THE CORN Special Edition/Blu-Ray!

The upcoming CHILDREN OF THE CORN Blu-Ray will now be released on August 25th according to the latest press release from Anchor Bay Entertainment! Full details below:

In 1984, a film adaptation of a chilling short story by horror master Stephen King terrified audiences and launched a film franchise that continues to this very day. Now, to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of a classic and just in time to welcome the upcoming remake, Anchor Bay Entertainment announces the August 25th release of the original Children of the Corn on Blu-ray! Not only will fans see and hear this ‘80s shocker classic like never before, this Blu-ray edition contains all the supplements from the previous DiviMax™ DVD , as well as nearly an hour of newly-produced high-definition bonus features, with all-new, never-before-seen interviews with the cast and crew – created exclusively for this release! SRP is $29.97.

Produced by Donald P. Borchers (who is helming the 2009 remake) and directed by Fritz Kiersch, Children of the Corn stars ‘80s sensations Linda Hamilton (Terminator) and Peter Horton (“thirtysomething”) as a young couple who find themselves stranded in the isolated community of Gatlin, Nebraska. They soon discover that all of the town’s adults have been slaughtered by a twisted religious cult of children led by the enigmatic Isaac (John Franklin) who worship a mysterious cornfield deity. A deadly race for survival begins –can these adults escape a town where the innocent become zealots and offer blood sacrifices to He Who Walks Behind The Rows?

The Children of the Corn Blu-ray offers a bushel of bonus features including:

Audio commentary with director Fritz Kiersch, producer Terrence Kirby and actors John Franklin & Courtney Gains
NEW “It Was The Eighties!” (HD) -- Linda Hamilton talks about working on the film, offering great behind-the-scenes stories about the cast and crew
NEW “Stephen King on a Shoestring” (HD) – All-New interview with Producer Donald Borchers.
NEW “Welcome to Gatlin: The Sights and Sounds of Children of the Corn” (HD) – Interview with Production Designer Craig Stearns and Composer Jonathan Elias
“Harvesting Horror: The Making of Children of the Corn” (SD)
Fast Film Facts
Original theatrical trailer
Poster & still gallery
Original storyboard and original title sequence art
Whether you like your corn yellow, blood-red or HD blu, prepare to enjoy Children of the Corn in high-definition!



Previous stories on the CHILDREN OF THE CORN remake:

The new Malachai & Isaac pics HERE!

CHILDREN OF THE CORN Isaac casting HERE!

CHILDREN OF THE CORN Malachai casting HERE!

CHILDREN OF THE CORN
first casting HERE!

Update on the shoot HERE!

Announcement HERE!

100 FEET Premieres This Sunday! DVD Details Emerge!

Filmmaker Eric Red's latest feature 100 FEET makes its debut this Sunday on the Sci-Fi channel, but will shortly also have a proper DVD and Blu-Ray release. Red checked in with Arrow In The Head (who've got the DVD cover art HERE!) and told them, "I’m excited to announce that we’ve just completed the state of the art Blu-Ray and standard DVD release of “100 FEET” that presents the full immersive experience of the film for maximum scary impact for audiences. It is unrated and uncut. The film has never looked or sounded better. It is presented in widescreen 2:35 and 5.1 Surround Sound and the DVD will blow you out of your seat. The disk is fully director approved."



He also talked a bit about the fully loaded features we can expect on the DVD release. "The official wide release of the “100 FEET” DVD will have its street date in the next few months once we’ve completed the extensive Special Features section. The SE will include a director and cast commentary, deleted scenes, storyboards, and a behind the scenes making of documentary, and the extras will kick serious ass. In the meantime, this Tuesday 04/28, the Blu-Ray and standard DVD will be available exclusively at Hollywood Video and Movie Gallery"

We'll let you know when we hear a release date! In the meantime, check out last year's FRIGHT exclusive interview with ERIC RED by clicking the frame below!

Are DARK DAYS Ahead? Steve Niles Talks 30 DAYS OF NIGHT Sequel!

MTV had a quick chat with comic book writer & 30 DAYS OF NIGHT creator Steve Niles and got an update on the proposed sequel. "There will be a sequel," Niles told MTV News. "The script is in. I’ve been working on it with a buddy of mine, Ben Ketai, who directed the last round of the on-line webisodes. The script is based on DARK DAYS." For those who've followed the original 30 DAYS OF NIGHT comics, Niles followed up the hit comic series with a sequel titled DARK DAYS. The third part of the trilogy was 30 DAYS OF NIGHT: RETURN TO BARROW.

As the MTV article describes, "In “Dark Days,” the character of Stella Olemaun heads to Los Angeles after surviving the vampire attack in Barrow, Alaska. She intentionally attracts the attention of the local vampire population in order to avenge the death of her husband, Eben, during the Barrow incident."

Surprisingly though, this sequel may end up being a direct-to-DVD release, which these days isn't that big a deal. "We didn’t hit that magic $100 million," said Niles. "But I had a long talk with Sam (Raimi). He called me and just said, ‘Don’t be too quick to judge this direct-to-DVD market, especially with the sci-fi market. This way we’d be able to do all the comics. We won’t have the massive competition of the box office, and theoretically, we could move on to ‘Return to Barrow’ and to the other series and short stories."

We'll keep you posted when we hear more. Check out more quotes from Niles over on the MTV site.


Don't forget to check out our vintage interview with Steve Niles by clicking the frame below!

April 23, 2009

WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD Trailer!

If you missed the trailer to WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD at this past weekend's FANGORIA convention, fear not! It's now officially on-line! You can check out this teaser for the 2nd sequel to WRONG TURN courtesy of the fine fiends over at Dread Central. Directed by Declan O'Brien, WRONG TURN 3 stars Tom Frederic (THE OXFORD MURDERS), THE HILLS RUN RED's Janet Montgomery and Mike Straub, Tamer Hassan, Gil Kolirin and Chucky Venice (RETURN TO HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL).



 

April 16, 2009

New WRONG TURN 3 Pictures Emerge!

Shock Till You Drop just unveiled a batch of photos from the upcoming Fox Home Entertainment DVD release WRONG TURN 3. Directed by Declan O'Brien, WRONG TURN 3 stars Tom Frederic (THE OXFORD MURDERS), THE HILLS RUN RED's Janet Montgomery and Mike Straub, Tamer Hassan, Gil Kolirin and Chucky Venice (RETURN TO HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL). No release date is set as of yet but you can expect it to hit DVD shelves in the fall. Click the image below to see more pictures on Shock Till You Drop's post!

April 13, 2009

80's "Slasher" Gem THE LAST HORROR FILM Out On DVD May 19th From TROMA!

Wow. Now this is cool! Hot on the heels of Troma's press release for the never before seen director's cut of COMBAT SHOCK on DVD, they've sent over the specs on THE LAST HORROR FILM, the classic 80's "slasher" gem starring Joe Spinell and Caroline Monroe, due out on May 19th! (Of note, one of the features on this disc is the rarely-seen short film, MR. ROBBIE, a.k.a. MANIAC 2!) Full details along with the trailer can be found below!

THE LAST HORROR FILM THE UNCUT SPECIAL EDITION
THE TROMASTERPIECE COLLECTION #3
Street Date: 5.19.2009 - List Price: $14.95

“Cuts deeper than the average slasher film.” – MOVIE GAZETTE

“The late, great Joe Spinell is a knockout…a must-see!” – RETROSLASHERS.NET

“Exciting...Like nothing else...” - Steve Swires, STARLOG MAGAZINE

Troma Team Video is proud to unleash for the first time uncut on DVD, one of Joe Spinell's (Rocky, The Godfather) most perverse, unnerving performances, since his unforgettable starring role in Maniac, in this underrated gem of the 80s -- The Last Horror Film.

The Last Horror Film will be the third installment in the ‘Tromasterpiece Collection’ - Troma’s new line of video product which promises fans and new audiences alike, optimum quality releases, along with the comprehensive supplemental material, of the world’s greatest obscure entertainment.

Cult/horror fans will rejoice, as this film also reunites Spinell with another Maniac-¬alum; Hammer horror film star and Bond-girl babe Caroline Munro. Contrary to the typical psycho-stalker-roaming-the-streets affair, The Last Horror Film at the height of the American slasher revolution takes place during the 1981 Cannes Film Festival. Vinny Durand (Spinell), a lonesome New York cab driver who lives at home with his mother, has dreams of becoming a famous film director. Consumed by his depraved obsession with beautiful horror actress Jenna Bates (Bond-Girl Caroline Munro) and determined to have her star in his first film, Vinny trails her to the Cannes Film Festival. While Vinny's disturbing fascination grows, a mysterious killer begins slaughtering all people in Jenna's entourage. Is the obsessed fanatic and the psychotic killer one in the same? Will this be Jenna's Last Horror Film?

The Last Horror Film DVD will include the uncut version of the film, which has never been released in America on video and was only available on the pre-certification UK VHS tape released over 25 years ago. The Troma Team produced a fascinating new featurette, My Best Maniac which features Spinell’s closest friend, Luke Walter who boldly reminisces about the hilarious antics and vivacious spirit of Spinell during the film’s production. Also inclusive on the disc, is a brand new audio commentary with Walter, a new interview with Maniac director William Lustig, Buddy G’s (Combat Shock) rarely-seen short film Mr. Robbie (aka Maniac 2) which features Spinell in one of his last performances before his untimely death, original and new trailers, and much more!

Special Features include:
- My Best Maniac: An afternoon with Spinell’s best friend, Luke Walter
- Audio commentary by Walter
- Buddy Giovinazzo's short rarely-seen short, MR. ROBBIE, a.k.a. MANIAC 2, starring Spinell
- Interview with Maniac director William Lustig
- Original theatrical trailer and tv spots
- Introduction by Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and creator of the Toxic Avenger
- Plus more Tromatic extras!

TROMA To Release Never Before Seen Director's Cut Of COMBAT SHOCK!

Wow! Troma Entertainment will release a brand new 2-disc DVD set for COMBAT SHOCK featuring the never-before-seen director's cut on July 28th! Below are all the details from the press release & a brand new trailer specifically for this new version of COMBAT SHOCK!



COMBAT SHOCK 2 disc director's cutCOMBAT SHOCK 2-DISC NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN DIRECTOR’S CUT

Street Date: 7.28.2009 - List Price: $19.95

AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY

“Raw, nightmarish and absolutely devastating. Ranks among the most uncompromising and
powerful indie films of the '80s.” - MITCH DAVIS (Director, Fantasia Film Festival)

“Combines the New York City angst of Taxi Driver, the gritty nihilism of Fassbinder and the
unfiltered dementia of Eraserhead... one of the great cult films of the 1980's.” - STEVE PUCHALSKI, SHOCK CINEMA

“Makes you want to slit your wrists.” - JOHN MCNAUGHTON (Director, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer)

Troma Team Video is proud to present the 2-Disc Never-Before-Seen Director’s Cut of Buddy Giovinazzo’s dark, nihilistic masterwork ‘Combat Shock’. Combat Shock has remained hidden in the underground video universe for more than 25 years, and has now fully ripened to disgust, revolt and depress a new generation of indie film viewers. Released theatrically in 1986, the film was dismissed mostly by mainstream critics, but scarred the retinas of the indie cult/horror counterculture and is now regarded as one of the supreme classics of 1980s underground cinema. Inspired by true ghastly headlines about tormented war veterans, Giovinazzo centers his story on Frankie Dunlan, a Vietnam veteran whose life is a festering sewer of poverty, hopelessness and violence.

His wife is pregnant and hungry. His one year old son is sick and horribly deformed from
exposure to Agent Orange. His family is being evicted from their rundown apartment. He roams the streets looking for work. His childhood friend is a strung-out junkie. He sees underage prostitutes working the streets. Yet he doesn’t give up hope. Maybe there’s a job at the unemployment office. Maybe his father will help. As Frankie returns home, he finds a way out of the horror --desperate times call for desperate measures.

‘Combat Shock’ culminates into one of the most lurid and yet melancholic endings ever committed to celluloid.

Included in this fully comprehensive package will be the heavily sought-after, never-before-seen original cut of the film entitled American Nightmares, which is viciously more repulsive and grim than any other available version. Giovinazzo enthusiasts and cult film fanatics alike will celebrate this highly anticipated set, which also features ‘Post-Traumatic, an American Nightmare’, a new featurette which contains interviews with Giovinazzo contemporaries lending their praise and critical analyzes of Combat Shock. Present in the featurette is John McNaughton (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer), William Lustig (Maniac), Jorg Buttgereit (Necromantik), Jim Van Bebber (Deadbeat at Dawn, The Manson Family), Roy Frumkes (Street Trash), Mitch Davis (Fantasia Film Festival), Joe Kane (The Phantom at the Movies), Rick Sullivan (The Gore Gazette – his first interview in 20 years!), David Gregory (Severin Films), and the star of Combat Shock, in his first interview ever, Rick Giovinazzo. The set will also include, an audio commentary with Giovinazzo and Buttgereit, an all new interview with Giovinazzo conducted by Lloyd Kaufman, three never-before-seen short films, a look at the locations from Combat Shock as they appear today, original press and photo galleries, new liner notes written by Steve Puchalski of Shock Cinema, and other highly anticipated material which we have yet to announce.

Combat Shock's underground success and Buddy Giovinazzo's unflinching artistic vision eventually led to his remarkable 1996 sophomore feature, No Way Home, starring Tim Roth, James Russo and Deborah Kara Unger. Giovinazzo is also an accomplished novelist, whose literary works have been championed as the 90s answer to Herbert Selby Jr. (Last Exit to Brooklyn, Requiem for a Dream). Currently, Giovinazzo lives and works in Berlin where he is continually directing and producing films for the German market which has embraced his unique output. Life is Hot in Cracktown, based on his own powerful, disturbing novel of the same name, is currently playing the festival circuit and is distributed by Lightning Media.

2-DISC TROMASTERPIECE DVD INCLUDES:
- American Nightmares (100 min): The Never-Before-Seen Director’s Cut
- Combat Shock (90 min): The Troma Theatrical Cut
   -Audio Commentary with Director Buddy Giovinazzo and Jorg Buttgereit
   -Optional Spanish Language Track
- Post-Traumatic, An American Nightmare (40 min): A look at Combat Shock’s Everlasting Underground Following and an Examination of ‘Nihilistic Cinema’ featuring all-new interviews with: Rick Giovinazzo, John McNaughton, William Lustig, Jorg Buttgereit, Jim Van Bebber, Roy Frumkes, Mitch Davis, Joe Kane, Rick Sullivan, David Gregory and more!
- All-New Interview with Director Buddy G Conducted by Lloyd Kaufman
- Never-Before-Seen Short Works by Buddy Giovinazzo:
   - Mr. Robbie, starring Joe Spinell (Maniac)
   - More to be announced!
- Hellscapes (10 min): A Look at the Locations from Combat Shock as they appear today
- Original Press and Photo Gallery
- Original Theatrical Trailers
- ‘Solider of Misfortune: Buddy Giovinazzo’s Combat Shock’ - New Liner Notes by Steve Puchalski (Shock Cinema, Slimetime)

“An angry, grueling, brutal, and uncompromisingly pitch-black work.” - CINEFANTASTIQUE

“Explict ugliness and revolting realism.” - VARIETY

2 New LAID TO REST Character Posters!

2 brand new character posters have appeared on the official LAID TO REST website, which is out on DVD April 21st courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment. You can check out the posters of "The Girl" (aka Princess) as played by Bobbi Sue Luther and the film's killer "Chromeskull" played by Nick Principe below. (Along with 2 more posters for the film)






Written & directed by Rob Hall of Almost Human FX, LAID TO REST stars Bobbi Sue Luther (NIGHT OF THE DEMONS), Lena Headey (TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNER CHRONICLES), Kevin Cage (LIGHTENING BUG), Sean Whalen, Thomas Dekker, Johnathon Schaech (PROM NIGHT), Richard Lynch & Nick Principe.

Don't forget to read our FRIGHT exclusive chat with BOBBI SUE LUTHER by clicking HERE or the image below!




INFECTED Infects DVD May 19th!

It Won’t Kill You … It Will Become You. INFECTED! Golden Globe® and Emmy®-Nominee Isabella Rossellini, Judd Nelson, Gil Bellows, and Maxim Roy Star in the Sci-fi Thriller Debuting on DVD May 19!

SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (March 9, 2009) – Gil Bellows (TV’s “Ally McBeal”), Golden Globe® nominee Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club), Golden Globe® and Emmy®-nominee Isabella Rossellini (Blue Velvet, Death Becomes Her) and Maxim Roy (A Woman Hunted) star in the sci-fi thriller Infected, debuting on DVD May 19 from Genius Products and RHI Entertainment. Ben (Bellows) and Lisa (Roy), disgruntled reporters for The Boston Daily, are looking for stories to match their ambitions. They find the story of a lifetime when the mayor is assassinated—not by a crazed gun nut, but by a terrified man desperate to stop an alien invasion of “infectious” proportions. Starting in the highest echelon of government, the infection is quickly spreading. To stop it, Ben and Lisa must infiltrate its terrifying source, hunted every step of the way—like humans. Infected will be available on DVD for $14.95 SRP

INFECTED was directed by Adam Weissman and is a production of RHI Entertainment. Francois Sylvestre produced with Robert Halmi Sr., Robert Halmi Jr., and Michael Prupas serving as executive producers.


April 07, 2009

3 Clips From HOUSE! Out On DVD April 7th!

Lionsgate has provided us with 3 video clips from HOUSE, which hits DVD shelves tomorrow, April 7th! Check 'em out below!







Based on the best-selling novel by Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti, HOUSE tells the horrifying story of a young couple forced to stay at a bleak B&B when they become stranded in the middle of a deserted road. After meeting another couple upon their arrival, these four individuals become pawns in a psychopath’s torturous game that takes over the entire house. Although desperate to find a way out, the couples soon discover that it’s not so easy to follow house rules…

Starring Michael Madsen (Kill Bill), Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Reject) and Leslie Easterbrook (The Devil’s Reject, Halloween) and produced by Ralph Winter (producer of X-Men, Fantastic Four), HOUSE is a chilling thriller that cannot be missed.


HOUSE streets tomorrow, April 7th!


Crispin Glover "Slasher" Flick SIMON SAYS Coming To DVD June 23rd!

The long awaited Crispin Glover starring "slasher" flick SIMON SAYS will finally be released on DVD on June 23rd courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment! Written & directed by William Dear, SIMON SAYS stars Crispin Glover, Margo Harshman (SORORITY ROW), Greg Cipes (KILLER PAD), Carrie Finklea, Kelly Vitz, Artie Baxter & Bruce Glover (NIGHT OF THR SCARECROW). The DVD will sport an audio commentary, with more features to be announced! Take a peek at the cover artwork below. (And don't ask us "What Is It?")




March 30, 2009

UPDATED: Let The Wrong Subtitles In To LET THE RIGHT ONE IN?!

If you're an avid reader of this or just about any other horror web-publication, then no doubt you've heard plenty about the Swedish indie-vampire flick LET THE RIGHT ONE IN - a somber, haunting & beautiful tale directed with finesse by Tomas Alfredson. In the last year, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN has quickly garnered "cult" like status among genre & movie fans alike. It managed to top the "best of 2008" lists for just about every horror website out there, and has become a favorite for the entire ICONS staff here. So, naturally, we were all rather excited that the film finally was released last week here in the US on both DVD and Blu-Ray.

I personally decided to host a screening of the DVD with a handful of friends that had yet to experience LET THE RIGHT ONE IN. (Mind you, I'd already had an advance early screener copy of the movie for months and had seen it twice during it's limited theatrical run, so it's safe to say that I knew the film rather intimately. We were all excited to watch a top quality DVD version though in the comfort of my own home.)

About 20 minutes into the screening, I was absolutely horrified.

The subtitles had been drastically changed since the last time I saw it, and dare I say... had been completely dumbed down? Sure, the basic gist of what the characters were saying was kind of there, but missing completely was the dark humor, subtleties and character nuances which made the movie so powerful and a favorite amongst audiences last year. I tried to carry on and ignore it, hoping that only a few of the translations were off... but... I was wrong. Just about the intent of every single line of dialogue was completely off and ruined the movie.

It became so frustrating, that I stopped the US DVD, got my original screener copy & we continued by watching that version instead. I realize now that sadly for everyone else out there, they don't have this option.

What's exactly wrong? How bad could it be? Let me walk you through it with a series of screengrabs from the original screener cut, and the recently released US DVD/Blu-Ray...

ORIGINAL TRANSLATIONS: This important scene is the first conversation between the main characters Oskar and Eli. Eli's immediate sarcasm sets up for the type of dark humor you can expect from the rest of the movie. It's not meant for "laughs", but it completely sets up the tone of the overall movie.






US AMERICAN DVD TRANSLATIONS: Now look at how that entire above conversation is carried out in the DVD release...




ORIGINAL TRANSLATIONS: Eli tells Oskar that she can't be friends with him, despite just meeting for the first time. I know I can personally remember how I sarcastically joked with girls from school back when I was 12...



US AMERICAN DVD TRANSLATIONS: That easily relatable type of conversation is lost in translation here... A few words off make him sound a bit more arrogant here rather then playful...




ORIGINAL TRANSLATIONS: The character of Haken is Eli's keeper, the one that supplies our pint sized vampire with pint sized plastic cartons of blood! After failing on his most recent attempt, he very nervously searches for the right words to calm the fury of his master. He chooses simply "Forgive me."



US AMERICAN DVD TRANSLATIONS: Here... he just says "Sorry." Sure, it may read like he's saying the same thing, but I assure you, the intent for Haken is to beg for forgiveness, not stupidly say "D'uh! Sorry!"




ORIGINAL TRANSLATIONS: This entire conversation introduces us to the other cast of characters in LET THE RIGHT ONE IN. You get the vibe they come to this diner/pub often, talk politics and news & share a few beers together. They spot Haken, the "new guy" in town and decide to invite him over. Read the following:






US AMERICAN DVD TRANSLATIONS: Now look at how ALL of the above was summed up for the American DVD release, which... quite franky doesn't make any sense whatsoever:







ORIGINAL TRANSLATIONS: Lacke tries to politely invite over Haken to join them. Look at how he asks him in the original translation:



US AMERICAN DVD TRANSLATIONS: And now, the American DVD translation:




ORIGINAL TRANSLATIONS: This is again, subtle. But the way Eli confesses her age here is in line with all her conversations with Oskar. It also comes into play again later in the movie:




US AMERICAN DVD TRANSLATIONS: Would anyone you know say "12 about?"





ORIGINAL TRANSLATIONS: This sweet scene ends with Eli teaching Oskar how to solve a Rubiks Cube. While she's explaining, you can tell from the way Oskar stares at her that he's falling for his new friend...



US AMERICAN DVD TRANSLATIONS: But why bother holding onto the intent of that scene? Instead we get "You have to start here... then here."




ORIGINAL TRANSLATIONS: In this important moment, Oskar explains to Eli how the bullies at school will not relent and pick on him constantly. She tells him to fight back and "Hit back. Hard."



US AMERICAN DVD TRANSLATIONS: Summed up even quicker here... and losing all the power of her words.




ORIGINAL TRANSLATIONS: Oskar teaches Eli how to use Morse Code so they can communicate at night via the wall that separates their apartments. First word he says to her when they realize it works? "SWEET."



US AMERICAN DVD TRANSLATIONS: American DVD translations? Why bother with a full word. We get letters that don't spell anything... Well done.




ORIGINAL TRANSLATIONS: Now this is important. You can already tell there's something strained about the relationship between Haken and Eli. He's failed her before, yet she still tells him he doesn't have to go out on her behalf tonight in search of blood. His response says so much, "What else am I good for?"



US AMERICAN DVD TRANSLATIONS: Completely lost in this version. There's a reason Haken is so devoted to Eli that doesn't come across clearly during the first viewing, but does on repeat viewings.




ORIGINAL TRANSLATIONS: Haken is attempting to murder a boy to harvest his blood for Eli. The boy's friend comes looking for him and breaks up this tense moment with a funny line saying "Come on, man... You can jerk off at home."



US AMERICAN DVD TRANSLATIONS: You're supposed to break the tension of that scene with that line above, but that's not what we get below:




ORIGINAL TRANSLATIONS: SPOILER ALERT - Now, in an act of desperation, Haken decides he'd rather sacrifice himself then risk anyone catching Eli. His last words? He calls out her name. WHICH you can hear him say. (Eli translates the same in English, folks...)



US AMERICAN DVD TRANSLATIONS: The American one pretends to tell us something we didn't already know... even though we HEAR him calling out her name when this translation comes up...


I honestly can go on and on and on, but I think you get the point.

How could this have possibly happened? The original screener copies carried the correct subtitles. The proof is above! Was it someone at Magnolia or Magnet's fault for this major, major blunder?

Here's a theory: The original screener attributes that the subtitles were done by Ingrid Eng. (Multiple kudos to Miss Eng for doing an amazing job.) My guess is that in order to re-use them for the American version of the DVD, Magnolia/MAGNET probably had to pay Ingrid again for her services. Rather then do that, perhaps they hired someone else to do the translations for real cheap.

And cheap they are!

EPIC FAIL.

I hate to say this because I've been a huge advocate of this movie from the get-go, but because of my love of this movie, I have to strongly advise against buying the Magnolia/Magnet US DVD or Blu-Ray version of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, because it is NOT the version of the movie the director would've wanted you to experience. Perhaps there's a good import DVD version of it out there somewhere? Or maybe Magnolia can rectify this disasterous mistake and re-issue the DVD again in a year or so.

We'll keep you posted on this story as we research more...

In the meantime, read our FRIGHT exclusive interview with LET THE RIGHT ONE IN director TOMAS ALFREDSON:



Directed by Tomas Alfredson from a script by John Ajvide Lindqvist (based on his original novel of the same name), LET THE RIGHT ONE IN stars Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragner, Henrik Dahl, Karin Bergquist, Peter Carlberg, Ika Nord & Mikael Rahm.

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UPDATE: We have an update on Magnolia's plans for all future pressings of the LET THE RIGHT ONE IN DVD. Read that HERE!

UPDATE 2: FRIGHT reader John send along the following exchanges with Magnolia.

*NOTE: There seems to be a ton of confusion over the following. To clarify, the following is not an "official" statement. The following is an email that a reader named John wanted me to share with you. The following is Magnolia's response to HIM. I cut and pasted portions of his email to ICONS that led to the slight confusion. John said his emails with Mongrel were the complete opposite of this one & that they were very receptive. He was pointing out the difference between how the 2 companies are dealing with their costumers. Below being the email he got from Magnolia. Hope that clears up the confusion...

"Yes the bloggers are having a field day on this one.   Normally they like to pick on the English Dub tracks, but in this case it's the subtitles. Obviously online tend to get rowdy and bandwagon mentality without knowing all the details.   The current subtitle track is not altering the context of the film at all, in fact it's a more literal translation than any prior version of subtitles.    It's not a defective or faulty subtitle file.  Just more literal and larger in size for the small screen.  Both English and Spanish subtitle files were produced for this dvd release.   Frankly it's not all that uncommon to have the subs vary from prior releases, typically go unnoticed as subs are purely a translation of film dialogue.  This wouldn't have been a blip had it not been for one particular horror blog doing a side by side and claiming that they are wrong.  They are not.  We are not doing a recall or anything of that nature, again, these are not defective.   Title came out two weeks ago and general public don't notice and don't care - bloggers are well known for jumping on something, making an issue of it and moving on.    We have decided that based on the feedback that we will be making a running change, so that going forward (once inventories deplete), we will be making that subtitle version available. Options in set up will be; English Subtitles / English (theatrical) Subtitles  / Spanish Subtitles""

Editors note: I'm quite sure director Tomas Alfredson would disagree with the above.

March 26, 2009

UPDATE: Magnolia To Let The RIGHT Subtitles In!

Our friend Tim Anderson from Bloody-Disgusting brought to our attention that Bill Hunt over at The Digital Bits.com has contacted Magnolia/Magnet to find out more details on the "subtitles" issue that we outlined from the US DVD/Blu-Ray in our previous news post HERE.

As we await an official statement from Magnolia/Magnet, here's what they told Digital Bits:

"We've been made aware that there are several fans that don't like the version of the subtitles on the DVD/BR. We had an alternate translation that we went with. Obviously a lot of fans thought we should have stuck with the original theatrical version. We are listening to the fans feedback, and going forward we will be manufacturing the discs with the subtitles from the theatrical version."

(From The Digital Bits:) We asked Magnet some follow-up questions, specifically how people will be able to identify the new discs, when they'll be available in stores and if there will be an exchange program for those who have the existing version. Here's what they said:

"There are no exchanges. We are going to make an alternate version available however. For those that wish to purchase a version with the theatrical subtitles, it will be called out in the tech specs box at the back/bottom of the package where it will list SUBTITLES: ENGLISH (Theatrical), SPANISH."

Icons Of Fright is happy to hear that Magnolia and Magnet are listening to the fans and have chosen to make the correct subtitles available going forward. Along with several other publications we have been raving about this brilliant film for the last year now, and we'll at least rest easy knowing the version of the film we highly recommended will soon be available.

I love what Magnolia and Magnet have done with their genre films. Three of their films were among our BEST OF 2008 list last year. They're known for finding quality horror films such as LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, TIMECRIMES, SPLINTER, DONKEY PUNCH, SHROOMS, not to mention their fine work in previous years bringing us THE HOST and THE SIGNAL (A movie we strongly advocated upon it's release). If we didn't care tremendously about this movie, we would never have spoken out about it so passionately. We're just glad that they're looking into the best possible ways to rectify this situation. We'll keep you posted on when they issue an official statement about this issue.

In the meantime, click the image below to read the original post:


UPDATE: FRIGHT reader John send along the following exchanges with both Magnolia and then Mongrel who are handling the DVD release in Canada.

From John's email: "Here is Magnolia's official response to this issue to, which I received last Friday:

"Yes the bloggers are having a field day on this one.   Normally they like to pick on the English Dub tracks, but in this case it's the subtitles. Obviously online tend to get rowdy and bandwagon mentality without knowing all the details.   The current subtitle track is not altering the context of the film at all, in fact it's a more literal translation than any prior version of subtitles.    It's not a defective or faulty subtitle file.  Just more literal and larger in size for the small screen.  Both English and Spanish subtitle files were produced for this dvd release.   Frankly it's not all that uncommon to have the subs vary from prior releases, typically go unnoticed as subs are purely a translation of film dialogue.  This wouldn't have been a blip had it not been for one particular horror blog doing a side by side and claiming that they are wrong.  They are not.  We are not doing a recall or anything of that nature, again, these are not defective.   Title came out two weeks ago and general public don't notice and don't care - bloggers are well known for jumping on something, making an issue of it and moving on.    We have decided that based on the feedback that we will be making a running change, so that going forward (once inventories deplete), we will be making that subtitle version available. Options in set up will be; English Subtitles / English (theatrical) Subtitles  / Spanish Subtitles""

I'm quite sure director Tomas Alfredson would disagree with the above. More from John below:

Here is my response to Mongrel:

"Dear Mr. Frank:

Thank-you for your quick response.  However, I must say that Magnolia's reply is quite disconcerting with it's name-calling and odd rationalizing. As for me, I simply just want to own the film I saw in the theater.  For example the line where Eli says she lives here, "in the jungle gym", is priceless, and to omit it seems inconceivable.  And there are many more examples.  So, my final question to you is:  will Mongrel, too, be making the theatrical subtitles available in future?  Until then, I will not be purchasing the dvd.

Thanks for your time and consideration"

And finally here is Mongrels decent response:

"Hi, John - I too, was pretty surprised by Magnolia's reaction.  I didn't know that they were planning to issue a different version of subtitles on the DVD; they never disclosed that to us.  In any event, we will release the new version in Canada as soon as it is available with the theatrical subtitles.  I can certainly appreciate your desire to delay your purchase until that time."

March 21, 2009

The BRUCE CAMPBELL Double-Feature On DVD May 12th!

Double the action. Double the fun. Double the chin! Anchor Bay Entertainment delivers twice the Bruce with The BRUCE CAMPBELL DOUBLE FEATURE!

There is only one Bruce Campbell. Indie-film legend. Star of the Evil Dead films and the Spider-Man franchise. Cult hero. Best-selling author. Convention-circuit favorite. Fangoria Chainsaw Award winner. Currently co-starring on USA Network’s award-winning “BURN NOTICE.” A veritable icon.

And on May 12, Anchor Bay Entertainment, the undisputed leader in cult and classic horror home entertainment, brings you a one-two punch of cult superstar Bruce Campbell with The Bruce Campbell Double Feature. This tremendous twin bill of sci-fi and horror includes Man With the Screaming Brain, which Campbell also wrote, produced and directed, and the award-winning Alien Apocalypse, which boasted record-breaking ratings when it premiered on the Sci-Fi Channel in 2005. This double dose of Bruce Campbell comes at a very affordable price: SRP is $14.98.

To date, Bruce Campbell’s films have grossed over $1 billion at the U.S. box office alone. And this twin-bill of Bruce coincides with the highly anticipated release of Campbell ’s latest hit, My Name is Bruce, which he also produced and directed, and in which he stars as … Bruce Campbell himself!

This diabolical double-feature includes Campbell ’s long-awaited directorial debut, Man With the Screaming Brain (“Winningly loopy” – Variety), a weird and wild tale of deception, betrayal and highly unorthodox brain surgery … all of it taking place in beautiful Bulgaria . Co-starring with Campbell is Golden Globe® Award winner Stacy Keach (American History X, TV’s “Mike Hammer” and “Prison Break”).

The DVD of Man With The Screaming Brain has enough special features to make anyone’s head spin:

- Audio Commentary with Writer/Director/Star Bruce Campbell and Producer David M. Goodman
- Featurettes: Making The Screaming Brain and Neurology 101: Evolution Of The Screaming Brain
- Behind The Scenes
- Theatrical Trailer
- Storyboard Gallery
- Comic Book Art Gallery
- Bruce Campbell Bio

Josh Becker’s Alien Apocalypse (“If high camp is what you’re after, Alien Apocalypse is pure Heaven!” – BeyondHollywood.com), winner of the Best Direct-to-Video Film Award at the Gerardmer Film Festival, stars Campbell and Renee O’Connor (Night Game, Boogeyman 2, TV’s “Xena: Warrior Princess”) as Earth’s last hope against a rampaging race of aliens that have decimated our planet.

The DVD for Alien Apocalypse includes a bevy of fun special features:

- Audio Commentary with Actor Bruce Campbell and Writer/Director Josh Becker
- Behind The Scenes Gallery
- Storyboard Gallery
- Bruce Campbell Bio
- Trailers


March 20, 2009

LAID TO REST's ChromeSkull Wants You To Join His Home Movie Club!

On April 21st, Anchor Bay Entertainment releases the “Unrated Director’s Cut” of Robert Hall's LAID TO REST on DVD , featuring the debut of the next great masked serial killer – ChromeSkull! And for fans who want to find out more about Laid To Rest and ChromeSkull, there’s a new website and contest where fans can enter to win a Grand Prize of $2,500!

The new LAID TO REST “ChromeSkull” Victims website can be found at http://www.chromeskullvictims.com and allows visitors the opportunity to become a bonafide “Chromie,” while watching exclusive video from Laid To Rest, including the national TV spot soon to air everywhere, along with exclusive film clips and the chance to enter for the Grand Prize of $2,500, along with additional prizes. You can even “Submit Your Subjects” to refer friends for the honor of joining a very exclusive club!

LAID TO REST, starring Lena Headey (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” 300), Bobbi Sue Luther (the upcoming Night of the Demons remake), Lucas Till (The Hannah Montana Movie, Walk The Line), and Headey’s “Terminator” co-star, Thomas Dekker, is the terrifying story of a young girl (Luther) who wakes up in a casket with a traumatic head injury and no memory of her identity. She quickly realizes she was abducted by ChromeSkull (Nick Principe), a metal-masked serial killer with the money and means to emulate the 1980s Slashers. Isolated in an unfamiliar rural town, “the Girl” and those who have come to her aid must survive the night and outsmart the technologically inclined murderer – who video records his vicious killings and is determined to finish his masterpiece tape featuring "the Girl." Sean Whalen (Never Been Kissed, Men In Black), Kevin Gage (Heat, GI Jane) and veteran character actor Richard Lynch (Rob Zombie’s Halloween, Invasion USA ) co-star.

What are you waiting for? A crazed masked serial killer to send an invitation engraved in blood? Go to www.chromeskullvictims.com now, register to become a “Chromie” and enter to win $2,500!

For more information about Laid To Rest, check out www.laidtorestmovie.com.


S. DARKO: A DONNIE DARKO TALE DVD/Blu-Ray Specs; Cover Art!

We already debuted the DVD cover artwork for S. DARKO: A DONNIE DARKO TALE in our previous news post HERE, but now 20th Century Fox has sent over the official press release, complete with the film's synopsis and Blu-Ray cover art. Check those out below:


Daveigh Chase, Ed Westwick, Briana Evigan and Jackson Rathbone Star In The Continuation To Cult Fan Favorite Debuting On Blu-ray Disc And DVD May 12 From Fox Home Entertainment

CENTURY CITY, CA. – The story continues… through her eyes, when S. DARKO emerges onto Blu-ray Disc (BD) and DVD May 12 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Daveigh Chase (Donnie Darko, The Ring) stars in the riveting continuation to the smash cult hit Donnie Darko. Co-starring Ed Westwick (TV’s “Gossip Girl”), Briana Evigan (Step Up 2: The Streets) and Jackson Rathbone (Twilight), this edgy and intriguing psychological thriller takes you through the wormhole into a world where time means nothing and the end is near!

Samantha Darko (Chase), now eighteen, and her rebellious best-friend Corey (Evigan) set out on a cross-country road-trip to follow their Hollywood dreams but are cut short when their water pump explodes outside a small town in Utah. After an unexplained meteorite crash-lands in the town, Samantha begins to be plagued by bizarre dreams warning her of the universe’s imminent end. Now, she must decipher between blurred fantasy and reality, face the demons she fled back home, and attempt to save both the world and herself from the ultimate destruction. Featuring a filmmakers’ commentary, a making-of featurette, deleted scenes and more, S. DARKO will be available on BD for the suggested retail price of $29.99 U.S. and on DVD for $22.98 U.S.

S. DARKO Synopsis: Seven years after her brother’s death, Samantha Darko is on the run…from her shattered home, from her bizarre past, and even from herself. But when she and her friend Corey are stranded in a desert town, they witness a meteorite crash that fractures time…and begins a countdown to the end of the world. Now Sam must rely on the frightening visions that plague her dreams to overcome her own dark destiny and set time back on course before everything she knows is destroyed!

DVD Features
The S. DARKO DVD is presented in widescreen format with English, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Surround and subtitles. Bonus features include:
- Filmmaker Commentary
- Deleted Scenes
- The Making of S. Darko
- Utah Too Much

Blu-ray Features
The S. DARKO Blu-ray Disc is presented in widescreen format 1:78:1 aspect ratio with English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio, English and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English, French and Spanish subtitles. The BD includes all of the above DVD bonus features in hi-definition.



The follow-up to Richard Kelly's original was directed by Chris Fisher from a script by Nathan Atkins and stars Daveigh Chase (reprising her role as Samantha Darko), Jackson Rathbone (TWILIGHT, DREAD), Briana Evigan (FEAR ITSELF: NEW YEAR'S DAY, SORORITY ROW), Elizabeth Berkley (SHOWGIRLS), Ed Westwick (100 FEET, CHILDREN OF MEN) and Matthew Davis (BELOW, BLOODRAYNE).

Here's the teaser trailer for S. DARKO: A DONNIE DARKO TALE:







March 19, 2009

Writer Tapped For LOST BOYS 3!

Bloody-Disgusting reports that veteran TV writer Evan Charnov (who most recently penned & produced FEARLESS, a TV movie with Rachel Leigh Cook & Ian Somerhalder) has been tapped to write the screenplay for LOST BOYS 3. After all, LOST BOYS: THE TRIBE (aka LOST BOYS 2) did decent business on DVD for Warner Premiere (despite what you may have thought of the movie). B-D also says that Corey Feldman is co-producing and that his character Edgar Frog will be the focus of the second sequel. Don't expect Corey Haim to come back, but Moviehole adds that you'll most likely see Jamison Newlander returning as Alan Frog. (Hope he's not a vampire like in the un-used alternate ending for TRIBE). More when we hear it!


March 12, 2009

DARK REEL Now Available On DVD!

Tiffany Shepis posted a reminder blog via her My Space page that her film DARK REEL is now officially on DVD. She writes, "Hey kids...."Dark Reel" hit stores today.  Check it out.  Furlong, Todd, Henriksen, McNab, Riffel, Holden, Parise, Spooky Dan and Ryan Rotten and a ton of other cool people.  Oh yea and me. Check that shit out ...If you have a few cocktails it's quite ninja!!"

Directed by Josh Eisenstadt from a script by Aaron Pope, DARK REEL stars Edward Furlong (NIGHT OF THE DEMONS), Lance Henriksen (ALIENS, ABOMINABLE), Tiffany Shepis (NIGHTMARE MAN, NYMPHA), Tony Todd (CANDYMAN), Alexandra Holden, Mercedes McNab (HATCHET) and FX legend Rick Baker.



The disc will present the movie in 16x9-enhanced widescreen with 5.1 Surround and 2.0 stereo soundtracks, and feature the following bonus features:

- Audio commentary by Eisenstadt
- Audio commentary by the cast and crew
- Deleted scenes with optional Eisenstadt commentary
- The Making of GNOME KILLER 2 featurette
- Still gallery
- Trailer

You can check out the trailer for the flick below:



Look for our DVD review shortly! And don't forget to check out our interview with TIFFANY SHEPIS from last year where she talks briefly about DARK REEL:


March 09, 2009

THE CELL 2 Debuting On... Amazon?!

It appears the Direct-To-DVD sequel THE CELL 2 will be debuting on Amazon's website as a video on demand feature on June 23rd. (We imagine this will also be the DVD release date.)

Directed by Tim Iacofano, THE CELL 2 stars Tessie Santiago, Chris Bruno (TV's THE DEAD ZONE), Frank Whaley (VACANCY), Bart Johnson (SIMON SAYS), Elizabeth Barondes, Larry Filion, Charles Halford, Ben Naccarato & Amee Walden.

Here's the synopsis according to the film's IMDB page: "The Cusp is a serial killer who kills his victims and then brings them back to life; over and over again; until they beg to die! Maya is a psychic investigator who gained her powers after a 1 year coma after she was the Cusp's first victim! Now the Cusp Killer is back and Maya has little time to do what she has never done before, go into the mind of a killer unprotected, and save his latest victim."

Pre-order THE CELL 2 for video on demand at THIS Amazon link right HERE!

March 08, 2009

S. DARKO On DVD May 12th! DVD Cover; New Images!

Fox Home Entertainment and MGM Home Entertainment have set May 12th as the DVD release date for S. DARKO: A DONNIE DARKO TALE. Below you can check out the final DVD artwork:



The follow-up to Richard Kelly's original was directed by Chris Fisher from a script by Nathan Atkins and stars Daveigh Chase (reprising her role as Samantha Darko), Jackson Rathbone (TWILIGHT, DREAD), Briana Evigan (FEAR ITSELF: NEW YEAR'S DAY, SORORITY ROW), Elizabeth Berkley (SHOWGIRLS), Ed Westwick (100 FEET, CHILDREN OF MEN) and Matthew Davis (BELOW, BLOODRAYNE).

FANGORIA also debuted a handful of new images from the film. Below is one of the pics featuring (the totally crush-worthy) Briana Evigan. Click HERE or the image below to see a few more over on FANGO's site.



And in case you missed it, here's the official trailer for S. DARKO: A DONNIE DARKO TALE:






Tour Video Of Bob Burn's AMERICAN WEREWOLF Memorabilia!

Filmmaker Paul Davis recently completed production on his documentary BEWARE THE MOON: REMEMBERING AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, an extensive look back at the landmark werewolf film by John Landis. Fans will be able to watch the 98 minute epic feature when it's paired up with the Blu-Ray release of AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON later this year. But not all of the great footage the crew obtained made it into the final cut. Below is a great video Davis just posted via his newly launched blog from the home of horror memorabilia collector Bob Burns. I'll let Paul explain from the entry in his blog:

Waaaaaaay back in June of 2007, while in California to shoot interviews with the likes of John Landis and Rick Baker for BEWARE THE MOON, we were fortunate enough to meet with the wonderful Bob and Kathy Burns and be treated to a tour of Bob's infamous basement. For those of you who don't know, Bob's basement is literally a cave of Hollywood wonders, with original props from the ALIEN franchise, GREMLINS, THE FLY and of course AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON.

While at their home we thought it would be a great idea to shoot a mini piece on Bob and his collection, rather than just shoot B-Roll of the props and interview Bob as was originally planned. With this we figured we would be able to 'add value' to a potential DVD re-release of AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON somewhere down the line. Well, we were lucky enough to get the documentary secured on the upcoming Blu-Ray release of the movie, but unfortunately the footage we shot at Bob and Kathy's place will not be included on the set.

As a thank you to Bob and Kathy and for all the fans who wouldn't otherwise get to go and see these amazing treasures in person, I've decided to release the footage ON THIS BLOG as an exclusive to all the fans of AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON and a thank you to all of you that have supported the project and helped us with it's eventual release later this year.

Enjoy!

Note: Apologies for the poor quality. I've had a ton of computer problems today and just wanted to get this online. Turn the speakers on your PC up.



February 27, 2009

WHILE SHE WAS OUT On DVD April 28th!

Anchor Bay Entertainment will release WHILE SHE WAS OUT on DVD on April 28th! You can find the DVD cover below, along with the full press release.



How far will you go to survive? Most people never have to answer that question. But one suburban housewife will know all too well that self-preservation has no boundaries. On April 28th, Anchor Bay Entertainment presents While She Was Out, the new thriller starring Oscar® winner Kim Basinger (L.A. Confidential, 8 Mile) and Emmy® nominee Lukas Haas (Witness, “Entourage”). While She Was Out was executive produced by Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth), produced by Don Murphy (Transformers, Natural Born Killers) and written/directed by Susan Montford (Shoot ‘Em Up). SRP is $27.97.

Basinger delivers a riveting performance as Della, a suburban housewife caught in a nightmare of violence as she is mercilessly stalked by a group of malicious thugs. Armed with only a toolbox and the will to survive, Della is engaged in a fight for her life and has to make it through the night or never see her children again. Haas plays the manipulative psychopath leading the gang on their murderous rampage.

Bonus features on the While She Was Out DVD include:

- Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Susan Montford and Producer Don Murphy
- The Making of While She Was Out
- Theatrical trailer
- TV Spots

Click the below image to read a FRIGHT exclusive interview with writer/ director Susan Montford!


February 23, 2009

THE GRUDGE 3 Pushed To May 12th DVD Release!

Originally set for a March 24th release date, THE GRUDGE 3 will now bow on DVD on May 12th. Directed by Toby Wilkins (SPLINTER) and written by Brad Keene (THE GRAVEDANCERS), THE GRUDGE 3 stars Shawnee Smith (SAW 1-3), Matthew Knight, Marina Sirtis, Beau Mirchoff, Johanna E. Braddy & Emi Ikehata. You can check out the DVD cover below!


February 22, 2009

Trailer For S. DARKO, The Sequel To DONNIE DARKO!

We figured that a lot of you out there would be interested to see this, if only out of morbid curiosity. The trailer for S. DARKO, the sequel to DONNIE DARKO is on-line over at the official website: http://www.sdarko.com.

The follow-up to Richard Kelly's original was directed by Chris Fisher from a script by Nathan Atkins and stars Daveigh Chase (reprising her role as Samantha Darko), Jackson Rathbone (TWILIGHT, DREAD), Briana Evigan (FEAR ITSELF: NEW YEAR'S DAY, SORORITY ROW), Elizabeth Berkley (SHOWGIRLS), Ed Westwick (CHILDREN OF MEN) and Matthew Davis (BELOW, BLOODRAYNE).

No release date is set yet, but S. DARKO is expected to have a direct to DVD release later this year. We'll keep you posted. The trailer have definitely got us intrigued.

Check it out for yourself below or at: http://www.sdarko.com

Click HQ in the right hand corner for High Quality version.






February 20, 2009

The title says it all: TOKYO ZOMBIE! Coming to DVD April 7th from Anchor Bay!

PREPARE YOURSELF FOR THE FAR-OUT, FAR EAST FREAKOUT ... TOKYO ZOMBIE RISING FROM THE DEAD ONTO DVD THIS APRIL!


In the outrageous tradition of Shaun of the Dead, Dumb and Dumber and Pineapple Express comes the horror comedy sensation Tokyo Zombie. Having taken its native Japan by storm, Tokyo Zombie is now poised to rock America, when Anchor Bay Entertainment and Manga Entertainment unleash it on DVD on April 7, 2009.

The film was written and directed by Sakichi Sato, who wrote Takashi Miike’s controversial, award-winning Ichi the Killer, and many observers have compared this film to Miike’s ground-breaking work in the horror genre.

Tadanobu Asano (the Academy-Award® nominated Mongol) and Show Aikawa (Zebraman, Specter, winner of the Japanese Professional Film Award) portray a pair of full-time slackers and wannabe jujitsu champions who bring the murdered body of their sleazy boss to Tokyo’s infamous toxic waste dump known as “Black Fuji.”

But when an army of the undead rises from the foul, festering trash heap, our “heroes” must battle a non-stop barrage of hasty decapitations, perverted teachers, tasty snack foods (!), stormy romance and zombie professional wrestling. Yes, the fate of humanity hinges on these two dimwit misfits – one dumber than the other!

Based on the popular manga comic by Yusaku Hanakuma, critics and audiences alike have hailed Tokyo Zombie as a sure-fire cult favorite. “Insanely hilarious! Tokyo Zombie could be one of the greatest Jujitsu/Zombie apocalypse movies in the history of cinema!” raves The Film Fiend.

“I can’t imagine many of you will come away disappointed by the ongoing wacky hijinks during an undead apocalypse, and the sheer strangeness of the characters and the story itself is bound to please fans of (Takashi) Miike and his regulars … if it hasn’t already lured you in,” said Mark Schilling of The Japan Times. Perhaps Horror.com put it best: “Tokyo Zombie – with a name like that, how can you go wrong?”

The DVD release of Tokyo Zombie features a frightfully funny collection of special features, including the documentary Making of the Dead, actors’ interviews, an exclusive Q & A session with cast and crew, an actor’s in-store appearance, teasers and trailers.

February 05, 2009

FEAST III: THE HAPPY FINISH DVD Art, Images!

Below you'll find the official press release, DVD cover art, as well as several images from FEAST III: THE HAPPY FINISH, which is out on DVD February 17th.

The gore-fest continues in the third installment of director John Gulager’s blood-curdling FEAST series when the hotly anticipated FEAST III: THE HAPPY FINISH arrives on DVD February 17 from Genius Products and The Weinstein Company under the Dimension Extreme label. From the writers of Feast, Feast II and Saw IV and V, terror takes a frightening turn when the viscous attacks continue in the dark and deadly FEAST III: The Happy Finish. Picking up moments after the end of FEAST II, the survivors are saved by Shot Bus Gus, a mysterious prophet who has the uncanny ability to control the beasts. Leading the survivors through the sewers into the big city, the group learns from the prophet that the beasts originated from a place called “The Hive.” Armed with this new information and a renewed interest in living, the motley crew of strangers decides to fight back and destroy the beasts once and for all. Featuring intense and disturbing performances from horror vixen Jenny Wade (No Reservations, Feast), Martin Klebba (Feast II, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End), Clu Gulager (Feast) and Craig Henningsen (“The Slammer”), the un-godly monsters continue on their path of death and destruction in the third chapter of the FEAST series, based on the original “Project Greenlight”–winning film FEAST. FEAST III: THE HAPPY FINISH DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.97.

Synopsis: The survivors fight for their lives, trying to get away from the nasty flesh-eating monsters that have taken over their town.

Special Features:

- A Look Back At John Gulager
- Commentary By Director John Gulager, Writers Patrick Melon
- Feast Trailers














January 31, 2009

DVD REVIEW: PAURA: LUCIO FULCI REMEMBERED - VOLUME 1! The New Documentary On Lucio Fulci!

Our staffer Phil Fasso just submitted his review of the eagerly anticipated Lucio Fulci documentary PAURA: LUCIO FULCI REMEMBERED - VOLUME 1, which is due out on February 3rd! (Same day as HIS NAME WAS JASON, making for a good horror documentary day!) Click the DVD cover image below to read the full review. You can pre-order the limited edition DVD either below or at the review!




Behold ChromeSkull! Robert Hall's LAID TO REST premiering on DVD April 21st!

The Slasher Is Back – Introducing ChromeSkull! ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS THE APRIL 21ST DVD PREMIERE OF ROBERT HALL’S LAID TO REST!

My Bloody Valentine. Friday The 13th. Not since the heyday of the 80’s has the slasher film seen such a resurgence in pop culture. And as the first decade of the 21st century draws to a close, Anchor Bay Entertainment proudly unveils the debut of the next great masked serial killer – ChromeSkull! On April 21st, LAID TO REST, the sophomore writing/directing effort from renowned special makeup effects wizard Robert Hall (Quarantine, “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” the upcoming Crazies), will be released on DVD . The follow-up feature to his critically acclaimed semi-autobiographical Lightning Bug, and Hall’s first excursion into full-on horror as a director, Laid to Rest stars Lena Headey (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” 300), Bobbi Sue Luther ( the upcoming Night of the Demons remake), Lucas Till (The Hannah Montana Movie, Walk The Line), and Headey’s “Terminator” co-star, Thomas Dekker. SRP is $26.97.

Laid to Rest is the terrifying story of a young girl (Bobbi Sue Luther) who wakes up in a casket with a traumatic head injury and no memory of her identity. She quickly realizes she was abducted by ChromeSkull (Nick Principe), a metal-masked serial killer with the money and means to emulate the 1980s Slashers. Isolated in an unfamiliar rural town, “the Girl” and those who have come to her aid must survive the night and outsmart the technologically inclined murderer – who video records his vicious killings and is determined to finish his masterpiece tape featuring "the Girl." Sean Whalen (Never Been Kissed, Men In Black), Kevin Gage (Heat, GI Jane) and veteran character actor Richard Lynch (Rob Zombie’s Halloween, Invasion USA ) co-star.

Laid To Rest was photographed with the revolutionary Panasonic HPX-3000 high-definition 1080p camera in the AVC Intra Mode - the first ever feature film completed with this technology. This advance in filmmaking technology parallels ChromeSkull’s penchant for gadgetry, making this unforgettable excursion into technological terror nothing less than the first true digital horror film!

Laid To Rest not only marks ChromeSkull’s debut feature, but the DVD cuts straight to the heart of what it takes to create a memorable movie monster. Go behind the metal mask with such piercing bonus features as:

- Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Robert Hall and Actor/Producer Bobbi Sue Luther
- “Postmortem: The Making of Laid To Rest”
- The SFX of Laid To Rest
- Deleted Scenes
- Bloopers
- Theatrical Trailer

The film was produced by Bobbi Sue Luther and Chang Tseng. Seth Nagel and Ed Polgardy are Co-Producers, with Kevin Bocarde and Robert Hall as Executive Producers.


January 30, 2009

RED MIST Website & Trailer!

Anchor Bay Entertainment has launched an official website for their upcoming release RED MIST (aka FREAK DOG) at: www.redmist-themovie.com. Over there, you'll find a trailer for the DVD (it's kind of PATRICK meets I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER), which hits store shelves on February 10th.

Written and directed by Paddy Breathnach (SHROOMS), RED MIST stars Arielle Kebbel (THE UNINVITED, THE GRUDGE 2), Sarah Carter (SKINWALKERS, FINAL DESTINATION 2), Stephen Dillane, Andrew Lee Potts (RETURN TO HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL), Michael J. Reynolds, MyAnna Buring, Michael Jibson & Martin Compston.

Features will include - The Making of RED MIST featurette, Arielle Kebbel extended interview, RED MIST Cast in Northern Ireland featurette.

The medical students at Forthaven General Hospital study hard and party harder, until a cruel prank accidentally puts the facility's creepy janitor into a deep coma. But when one responsible student tries to revive the degenerate loner with an experimental injection, she instead sends his brainwaves berserk. Will a sudden spree of sick kicks now claim the guilty one-by-one, or has the ultimate out-of-body experience ushered in a bloodbath of brutal revenge?


Mischa Barton stars in WALLED IN -- premiering on DVD March 17th!

A building with a sole purpose – pure evil! ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS MISCHA BARTON IN WALLED IN. The Suspense Builds Starting March 17th!

If walls could talk at the Malestrazza House – they would SCREAM! On March 17th, Anchor Bay Entertainment, in association with Indigomotion, the genre label of Leomax Entertainment, will release the chilling psychological thriller WALLED IN on DVD . Starring motion picture and television sensation Mischa Barton (“The O.C.” The Sixth Sense), Walled In is the first English language film from famed French director Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Les Jolies Choises, or Pretty Things). WALLED IN co-stars Deborah Kara Unger (88 Minutes, White Noise), Cameron Bright (Juno, X-Men: The Last Stand) and Noam Jenkins (Saw II and IV). SRP is $26.97.

Recent engineering graduate Sam Walczak (Barton) travels to the middle of nowhere to supervise demolition of the mysterious Malestrazza building. However, Sam finds the building is not quite empty. The caretaker Mary (Unger) and her son Jimmy (Bright) are among the few straggler tenants left. Jimmy and Sam form a tenuous bond discovering the building’s numerous – and potentially lethal – secrets.

As Sam begins to unravel the clandestine details of the architect’s life and his astonishing building, she is drawn into a dark and frightening reality which forces her to accept her own dark past and turn the tables before becoming its latest victim…

Bonus features on the WALLED IN DVD :

- The Making of Walled In
- Theatrical trailer

Adapted by Paquet-Brenner from the best-selling French novel Les Emmeures by Serge Brussolo, Walled In is a chilling exploration of love, betrayal and how obsession begets madness. From his humble beginnings as a precocious honor student in a Paris Academy, to his tutelage in the dark arts of occult architecture, Malestrazza learns that many of the secrets upon which civilizations are built have been drenched in blood. When he is betrayed by his mentor and the woman he loves, his obsession to create the perfect structure leads him down a dark path where victims must be sacrificed in service of his grand vision.

The origin story of Malestrazza, the brilliant, yet disturbed architect and sociopath, will also be featured in a graphic novel due in comic book stores in April. Walled In, the graphic novel, will be released online featuring new content each week. The first chapter has just been released. For a preview of what’s to come, visit: www.walledinthemovie.com.



Bruce Dickinson presents CROWLEY on DVD March 10th!

What happens when ancient evil marries 21st-century technology? Behold CROWLEY. Also known under its international title Chemical Wedding, Anchor Bay Entertainment will unleash this one-of-a-kind supernatural shocker on DVD on March 10, 2009 .

Crowley stars Simon Callow (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love, Phantom of the Opera), two-time BAFTA Award nominee and SAG Award winner and is directed by Julian Doyle (editor of Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life and Terry Gilliam’s Time Bandits and Brazil). Doyle co-wrote the screenplay with Bruce Dickinson, the lead singer of the legendary heavy-metal rock group Iron Maiden. Dickinson also co-wrote the film’s music score with Dave Howman, Andre Jacquemin and Rod Melvin.

Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) was the most notorious occultist who ever lived. A man whose appetites for corruption, sadism, sexual excess and moral degradation knew no bounds. His sphere of influence extended far beyond England to the world at large, and some believed to the very depths of hell itself. When Crowley died, the world breathed a collective sigh of relief. But for those versed in the black arts, death is only the beginning…

As the year 2000 closes, Cambridge University is one of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the world, and ground zero for a scientific experiment in which a state-of-the-art Virtual Reality suit is connected to the Z93, the most efficient super-computer on the planet.

The computer, however, has been programmed with the teachings and philosophies of Aleister Crowley, and when meek classics lecturer Oliver Haddo (Simon Callow) dons the suit, he undergoes an incredible and shocking transformation as the computer floods his brain with unspeakable occult images. When Haddo emerges from the suit, he is in fact the living, breathing -- and fornicating -- reincarnation of Crowley. And now, he is hell-bent on performing the ultimate in unholy ceremonies – the “Chemical Wedding.”

With nods to H.P. Lovecraft, and such film classics as Jacques Tourneur’s Curse of the Demon and Ken Russell’s Altered States, Crowley is a deranged combination of debauchery and demonology with a devilish sense of humor. Audiences and critics alike have been bowled over by Callow’s no-holds-barred performance as the possessed professor.

“Clearly having a blast from start to finish, he (Callow) delivers every line with theatrical relish and occasionally plays to a gallery located somewhere close to the planet Venus,” said DVD Outsider. “At its best this is enormous fun, even if there are times it feels like the filmmakers have taken leave of their senses.” “A thoroughly enjoyable supernatural romp,” wrote Matt McAllister of Total Sci Fi. “An entirely bewildering, though surprisingly well-made, horror with a hilarious turn from Callow.”

“Highly entertaining stuff,” said Trevor Baker of FilmExposed.com. “It’s schlocky and gloriously over-the-top but also very well put together. Callow is excellent as the exuberant Satanist.” “A hipper, newer, higher-tech update of the old Hammer horror films,” said Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy) of www.scoopy.com. “It has the appropriately infernal music score, some powerful atmosphere, lurid genre thrills, an ambitious complicated plot, and an outlandishly hammy but amazingly effective performance from Callow.”

In addition to Callow, Crowley also stars Kal Weber (The Fourth Angel “The Hive”), Paul McDowell (The Thirty-Nine Steps, “The Black Adder”), John Shrapnel (The Duchess, Mirrors, Elizabeth: The Golden Age), Terence Bayler (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, The Remains of the Day) and newcomer Lucy Cudden in her feature film debut.


January 26, 2009

FANTASTIC FLESH: THE ART OF MAKEUP EFX Out On DVD January 27th!

The documentary FANTASTIC FLESH: THE ART OF MAKEUP EFX comes out on DVD tomorrow, January 27th courtesy of Starz/Anchor Bay Entertainment. You can click the image below to read our FIRST LOOK REVIEW of the doc. After that is the DVD artwork and full press release! It'd definitely worth a look!



Anchor Bay Entertainment goes beneath the surface to bring you...

FANTASTIC FLESH: The Art of Makeup EFX

From classic creatures to modern gore, special effects makeup has always been at the dark heart of movie magic. Now, film fans will go skin deep – and beyond – with Fantastic Flesh: The Art of Makeup EFX , coming from Anchor Bay Entertainment on January 27th, 2009 . In this informative and engaging Starz Original documentary, viewers will meet the masters of the craft and discover its incredible history. SRP is $19.97.

“(Starz is) becoming – if they’re not already – the best in the genre business with comprehensive documentaries on the slasher and vampire genres, the history of black cinema and many more, but this one will hold a special place in the hearts of every fan-boy out there,” said RogueCinema.com.

From the silent era to today’s blockbuster, this fast-paced documentary examines the techniques, reveals the secrets, and emphasizes the impact that special effects makeup has had on filmmaking for more than a century. Before CGI effects became the norm, special effects makeup was often accomplished through invention, ingenuity and, in some cases, sheer luck!

This in-depth documentary features exclusive interviews with some of the biggest names in Hollywood filmmaking, including Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street), John Carpenter (the original Halloween, The Fog), Eli Roth (Cabin Fever), George A. Romero (the original Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead), John Landis (An American Werewolf in London), Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption), Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk Till Dawn), Mick Garris (“Masters of Horror”), Tom Savini (Dawn of the Dead, Friday the 13th, Creepshow), Dick Smith (The Exorcist) and Academy Award winner Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2), as well as clips from such classic horror and fantasy films as Frankenstein, The Exorcist, Planet of the Apes, The Chronicles of Narnia, An American Werewolf in London, The Thing, Grindhouse, Sin City, Transformers, Day of the Dead, Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2, Total Recall, Cabin Fever, The Howling and many more.

Directed by filmmaker and visual effects artist Kevin VanHook (Death Row, The Fallen Ones, Slayer Moon), Fantastic Flesh: The Art of Makeup EFX was lauded as “an enjoyable look at the industry as well as a great nostalgia piece” by IconsofFright.com, while Bloody-disgusting.com said the documentary “offers a unique glimpse behind the lens to a magical place where hardcore film fans who grew up on too many monster movies would love to play.”


January 24, 2009

HIS NAME WAS JASON Trailer On ICONS You Tube! A Peek At The FRIDAY THE 13TH Documentary!

Anchor Bay Entertainment has provided ICONS OF FRIGHT with the final trailer for HIS NAME WAS JASON: 30 YEARS OF FRIDAY THE 13TH, the new extensive documentary which hits store shelves on February 3rd! Watch it below OR in high quality over on the ICONS You Tube page at: www.youtube.com/IconsOfFright.



Check out the extensive DVD review by clicking the image below or right HERE!



Hosted by Tom Savini, it features interviews with Actors: Betsy Palmer (1), Adrienne King (1 and Part 2), Larry Zerner (Part 3-D), Bonnie Hellman and Judie Aronson (The Final Chapter), Shavar Ross and Debi Sue Voorhees (A New Beginning), Darcy DeMoss and Vincent Gustaferro (Part VI), Lar Park-Lincoln, Elizabeth Kaitan and Diana Barrows (Part VII), Peter Mark Richman and Jensen Daggett (Part VIII), Lawrence Monoson and Camilla More (The Final Friday), Lisa Ryder (Jason X), Seth Green and Travis Van Winkle (2009 remake); Jason Voorhees portrayers: Ari Lehman (1), Warrington Gillette (Part 2), Richard Brooker (Part 3-D), Ted White (Final Chapter), C.J. Graham (Part VI), and Kane Hodder (Part VII, Part VIII, The Final Friday, Jason X); Filmmakers: Sean S. Cunningham (Director, 1), Victor Miller (Writer, 1) Danny Steinmann (Writer/Director, A New Beginning), Tom McLoughlin (Writer/Director, Part VI), John Carl Buechler (Director/Special Makeup Effects, Part VII), Joseph Zito (Director, The Final Friday), Greg Nicotero (Special Makeup Effects, The Final Friday), Marcus Nispel (Director, 2009 remake), and Composer Harry Manfredini & Testimonials from: Actress Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp), Writer/Director Adam Green (Hatchet, Spiral), Director Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2), Tony Timpone (Editor, Fangoria Magazine), Peter Bracke (Author, Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th), and online genre aficionados Robert Galluzzo (IconsOfFright.com), Brad Miska (Bloody-Disgusting.com), Steve Barton (DreadCentral.com), Ryan Turek (ShockTilYouDrop.com) and Staci Layne Wilson (Horror.com).


HIS NAME WAS JASON was directed by Dan Farrands and produced by Anthony Masi and  Thommy Hutson. Anchor Bay Entertainment also put out last years HALLOWEEN: 25 YEARS OF TERROR documentary produced by Masi. (Farrands produced the wonderful AMITYVILLE HORROR docs for The History Channel and Masi is also a producer on THE PSYCHO LEGACY doc.)

Visit the official My Space page at: http://www.myspace.com/hisnamewasjason

Check out EXCLUSIVE photos from the NY shoot of HIS NAME WAS JASON with Betsy Palmer (Mrs. Voorhees in FRIDAY THE 13th), FANGORIA editor Tony Timpone, Bill Randolph, John Furey and Lauren-Marie Taylor (Jeffrey, Paul and Vicky in FRIDAY THE 13TH: PART 2), and FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 5: A NEW BEGINNING director Danny Steinmann at out previous news post HERE!

Pre-order the DVD below!


TIMECRIMES DVD Details & Date!

Magnolia Pictures has announced the specs and details for the DVD release of TIMECRIMES (Los Cronocrimenes), the time-travel thriller written & directed by Nacho Vigalondo, which made our "BEST OF 2008" lists. The movie will hit DVD on March 31st and sport the following special features:

• Making-of and other featurettes
• Behind-the-scenes material
• Deleted scenes
• Vigalondo short films



Pre-order it below:


January 12, 2009

DVD Art For All The AFTER DARK HORRORFEST III "8 FILMS TO DIE FOR"!

Amazon has listed all the DVD artwork for all "8 FILMS TO DIE FOR" as part of AFTER DARK's HORRORFEST 3. All the following titles will be released on March 31st. Below you'll find a break down of each film, along with the cover art which will be linked to the Amazon link if you'd like to pre-order any of these. Enjoy!

AUTOPSY SYNOPSIS:
A group of recent college grads is taking a final vacation together when an accident leaves them hurt and stranded on a lonely Louisiana road. An ambulance arrives and takes them to mercy hospital, an eerie, half empty place that harbors a chilling secret: a doctor conducting inhuman experiments on its helpless patients. Directed by Adam Gierasch. Written by Adam Gierasch, Jace Anderson & E.L. Katz. Starring Jessica Lowndes, Michael Bowen, Robert Patrick, Jenette Goldstein, Robert LaSardo & Ashley Schneider.



THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT: REVELATION SYNOPSIS:
The latest entry in The Butterfly Effect franchise tells the story of Sam who possesses an extraordinary talent: the ability to travel through time. He can use his gift to help police solve cases, but he must never intervene with the past as it could alter the present in horrific ways. When a woman from Sam's past begs him to help her find her sister's killer, Sam breaks his own rule...and all Hell breaks loose. Directed by Seth Grossman. Written by Holly Brix. Starring Chris Carmack, Rachel Miner & Melissa Jones.



THE BROKEN
SYNOPSIS:
The life of a successful radiologist spirals out of control when she sees the spitting image of herself driving down a London street. Attempting to discover the identity of her double, she stumbles into a terrifying mystery that involves her family and closest friends, leaving her with no one to trust. Written & Directed by Sean Ellis. Starring Lena Headey, Richard Jenkins, Asier Newman, Michelle Duncan & Melvil Poupaud.



DYING BREED SYNOPSIS:
On their quest to find a rare tiger, four adventurers in Tasmania enter an isolated township named Sarah, once a hideout for an infamous cannibal called "The Pieman." The four hunters suddenly become the hunted as they discover that the township still upholds its cannibalistic heritage. And need fresh "stock" to breed. Directed by Jody Dwyer. Written by Michael Boughen, Jody Dwyer & Rod Morris. Starring Nathan Phillips, Melanie Valejo, Mirrah Foulkes & Leigh Whannell.



FROM WITHIN SYNOPSIS:
A rash of suicides has devastated the small community of Grovetown, with fear and panic spreading among local residents. As those around 18 year-old Lindsay continue to die grisly deaths, she begins to distrust everyone...and suspects she will become the next victim. Directed by Phedon Papamichael. Written by Brad Keene. Starring Thomas Dekker, Elizabeth Rice, Adam Goldberg, Jake Weber, Laura Allen & Rumer Willis.



PERKINS' 14
SYNOPSIS:
Ten years ago, Officer Dwayne Hooper's son was abducted, the final victim in a string of fourteen local disappearances. Now, Hooper's suspicions have been aroused by a prison inmate who bears striking similarities to the purported kidnapper. Hooper finds evidence in the criminal's apartment and seeks revenge - igniting a wave of carnage that engulfs the town. Directed by Craig Singer. Written by Lane Shadgett. Starring Josh Davidson, Trey Farley, Katherine Pawlak, Heather Tocquigny & Michale Graves.



SLAUGHTER
SYNOPSIS:
Based on true events.... Looking to escape an abusive relationship, Faith moves in with Lola at her family's farm. Every night the girls go out, the young sexy Lola brings home an older man. When Faith realizes Lola's one night stands are disappearing, she fears Lola's creepy family is killing more than just animals in the slaughter house. Directed by Stewart Hopewell. Written by Stewart Hopewell & Tim Long. Starring Amy Shiels, Lucy Holt, David Sterne, Craig Robert Young, C.J. Singer & Antonia Bernath.



VOICES SYNOPSIS:
After witnessing the violent murders of two family members, a young woman fears that she may be marked for death. With no one to trust and nowhere to flee, she races against time to uncover a deadly secret, in this heart-stopping thriller based on the best-selling comic book series. Written & Directed by Ki-hwan Oh. Starring Jin-seo Yun, Ki-woo Lee & Gi-woong Park.



Order the full boxed set of all 8 films by clicking the image below!



January 09, 2009

AFTER DARK HORRORFEST III "8 FILMS TO DIE FOR" Coming To DVD March 31st!

Wow. This year's AFTER DARK HORRORFEST 3 is playing this weekend, and while it hasn't been promoted (at all!), Lionsgate has already got their DVD plays in line. Below you can read the press release for all 8 new titles which will be available individually or in a boxed set on March 31st. Read on for the details!

After Dark Horrorfest 8 Films to Die For
Lionsgate presents the third installment of the After Dark Horrorfest 8 Films to Die For with a new terrifying collection of DVDs from the nationally popular film festival. The DVDs included are The Broken, Slaughter, Perkins 14, The Butterfly Effect: Revelation, From Within, Dying Breed, Voices and the unrated version of Autopsy. These films were released in the top 30 markets in the country on over 100 screens nationwide that ran throughout the week of January 9 - 15, 2009. Each film was created by today's hottest and most groundbreaking filmmakers in horror and is considered to be among the most cutting-edge films to have appeared on the big screen. A true celebration of horror at its most wicked; each film will include bonus materials including "Miss Horrorfest" webisodes that chronicle this year's competition for the chance to become the festival's spokesmodel plus other assorted special features that include "making of" featurettes, webisodes and audio commentaries and is available as single DVDs for $19.98 or all together as a DVD box set for $159.98 on March 31, 2009.

The films include:

THE BROKEN SYNOPSIS:
The life of a successful radiologist spirals out of control when she sees the spitting image of herself driving down a London street. Attempting to discover the identity of her double, she stumbles into a terrifying mystery that involves her family and closest friends, leaving her with no one to trust.

SLAUGHTER SYNOPSIS:
Based on true events.... Looking to escape an abusive relationship, Faith moves in with Lola at her family's farm. Every night the girls go out, the young sexy Lola brings home an older man. When Faith realizes Lola's one night stands are disappearing, she fears Lola's creepy family is killing more than just animals in the slaughter house.

PERKINS 14 SYNOPSIS:
Ten years ago, Officer Dwayne Hooper's son was abducted, the final victim in a string of fourteen local disappearances. Now, Hooper's suspicions have been aroused by a prison inmate who bears striking similarities to the purported kidnapper. Hooper finds evidence in the criminal's apartment and seeks revenge - igniting a wave of carnage that engulfs the town.

THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT: REVELATION SYNOPSIS:
The latest entry in The Butterfly Effect franchise tells the story of Sam who possesses an extraordinary talent: the ability to travel through time. He can use his gift to help police solve cases, but he must never intervene with the past as it could alter the present in horrific ways. When a woman from Sam's past begs him to help her find her sister's killer, Sam breaks his own rule...and all Hell breaks loose.

FROM WITHIN SYNOPSIS:
A rash of suicides has devastated the small community of Grovetown, with fear and panic spreading among local residents. As those around 18 year-old Lindsay continue to die grisly deaths, she begins to distrust everyone...and suspects she will become the next victim.

DYING BREED SYNOPSIS:
On their quest to find a rare tiger, four adventurers in Tasmania enter an isolated township named Sarah, once a hideout for an infamous cannibal called "The Pieman." The four hunters suddenly become the hunted as they discover that the township still upholds its cannibalistic heritage. And need fresh "stock" to breed.

AUTOPSY SYNOPSIS:
A group of recent college grads is taking a final vacation together when an accident leaves them hurt and stranded on a lonely Louisiana road. An ambulance arrives and takes them to mercy hospital, an eerie, half empty place that harbors a chilling secret: a doctor conducting inhuman experiments on its helpless patients.

VOICES SYNOPSIS:
After witnessing the violent murders of two family members, a young woman fears that she may be marked for death. With no one to trust and nowhere to flee, she races against time to uncover a deadly secret, in this heart-stopping thriller based on the best-selling comic book series.

More details on the disc's features and cover art when we get them!

Don't forget to add the official My Space page for AUTOPSY at www.myspace.com/autopsythemovie.

FREE Movie Ticket For The New FRIDAY THE 13TH With HIS NAME IS JASON DVD!

Anchor Bay Entertainment proudly presents HIS NAME WAS JASON 2-disc "Splatter Edtion" DVD coming February 3rd! We've got the most recent press release for the definitive FRIDAY THE 13TH documentary, BUT now Anchor Bay announced that the double-disc special edition set will come with a “Hollywood Movie Mone” certificate, good towards FREE admission for the 2009 Platinum Dunes FRIDAY THE 13TH theatrical remake, as well as a limited edition poster of the DVD’s cover art! That makes it very much worth the price of the set! Below's the full release, and stand by for our advance first look review of HIS NAME IS JASON!

A Horror Icon Finally Gets His Due!

HIS NAME WAS JASON: 30 YEARS OF FRIDAY THE 13TH

TO BE RELEASED FEBRUARY 3RD

BY ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT


Airing on Encore Action Friday the 13th of February!

“Splatter Edition” Two-Disc DVD Set includes

Hollywood Movie Money™ and Cover Art Poster!

BURBANK, CA – He first became known to audiences on May 9, 1980. Over the course of nearly three decades and 11 films (soon to be 12), he has inspired terror in the hearts of film fans the world over. He redefined the concept of immortality and invincibility. He gave horror a new face…by not having one. His name is Jason Voorhees and this is his story.

His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th, the ultimate tribute documentary about one of horror cinema’s most enduring icons, will be released as a special two-disc “splatter edition” DVD on February 3, 2009. Then, on February 13th, 2009, Encore Action will host the broadcast premiere of the documentary – in celebration of the infamous date and its most famous posterboy. SRP is a less-than-monstrous $19.97. Inside each DVD, fans will also find a “Hollywood Movie Money™” certificate, good towards admission for the 2009 Friday the 13th theatrical remake of the film that started the story and the screams, as well as a limited edition poster of the DVD’s striking cover art.

Executive Produced by Sean S. Cunningham, produced and written by Anthony Masi (Halloween 25 Years of Terror, The Psycho Legacy) and Thommy Hutson (Prank), and directed by Daniel Farrands (screenwriter of The Girl Next Door and Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers), His Name Was Jason is the definitive look at the history and cultural legacy of this 20th Century boogeyman. Extensive interviews were conducted with more than 80 people involved throughout the entire Friday the 13th franchise, as well as filmmaker and fan testimonials.

The documentary is hosted by legendary special effects make-up artist Tom Savini – whose (literally) eye-popping prosthetics were featured in such gorefest classics as 1979’s Dawn of the Dead, Creepshow, Maniac, and the original Friday the 13th and Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter.

Jason fans who watch His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th will be treated to reminiscences and ruminations spanning Jason’s entire film history, as well as a virtual “who’s who” of contemporary film horror, including:

Actors: Betsy Palmer (1), Adrienne King (1 and Part 2), Larry Zerner (Part 3-D), Bonnie Hellman and Judie Aronson (The Final Chapter), Shavar Ross and Debi Sue Voorhees (A New Beginning), Darcy DeMoss and Vincent Gustaferro (Part VI), Lar Park-Lincoln, Elizabeth Kaitan and Diana Barrows (Part VII), Peter Mark Richman and Jensen Daggett (Part VIII), Lawrence Monoson and Camilla More (The Final Friday), Lisa Ryder (Jason X), Seth Green and Travis Van Winkle (2009 remake);

Jason Voorhees portrayers: Ari Lehman (1), Warrington Gillette (Part 2), Richard Brooker (Part 3-D), Ted White (Final Chapter), C.J. Graham (Part VI), Kane Hodder (Part VII, Part VIII, The Final Friday, Jason X) and Ken Kirzinger (Freddy vs. Jason);

Filmmakers: Sean S. Cunningham (Director, 1), Victor Miller (Writer, 1) Danny Steinmann (Writer/Director, A New Beginning), Tom McLoughlin (Writer/Director, Part VI), John Carl Buechler (Director/Special Makeup Effects, Part VII), Joseph Zito (Director, The Final Friday), Greg Nicotero (Special Makeup Effects, The Final Friday), Marcus Nispel (Director, 2009 remake), and Composer Harry Manfredini, creator of Jason’s signature musical cue “Ki-Ki-Ki-Ki, Ma-Ma-Ma-Ma;”

Testimonials: Actress Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp), Writer/Director Adam Green (Hatchet, Spiral), Director Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2), Tony Timpone (Editor, Fangoria Magazine), Peter Bracke (Author, Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th), and online genre aficionados Robert Galluzzo (IconsOfFright.com), Brad Miska (Bloody-Disgusting.com), Steve Barton (DreadCentral.com), Ryan Turek (ShockTilYouDrop.com) and Staci Layne Wilson (Horror.com).

Bonus features include many “cutting-edge” featurettes:

- The Men Behind The Mask
- Final Cuts
- From Script To Screen
- Fan Films
- Closing the Book on The Final Chapter
- Fox Comes Home
- Friday the 13th in 4 Minutes
- Jason Takes Comic-Con
- The Camp Crystal Lake Survival Guide
- Inside Halloween Horror Nights
- Shelly Lives



Anchor Bay Entertainment is the home entertainment division of Starz Media, LLC. It includes the Anchor Bay Films and Manga Entertainment brands. It distributes feature films, children’s entertainment, fitness, TV series, documentaries, anime and other filmed entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray formats. It is the exclusive home media distributor in the U.S. of the theatrical titles from Overture Films. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Starz Media (www.starzmedia.com) is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Capital Group.

Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie service provider operating in the United States. It offers 16 movie channels including the flagship Starz® and Encore® brands with approximately 17.4 million and 31.6 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs more than 1,000 movies per month across its pay TV channels and offers advanced services including Starz HD, Encore HD, Starz On Demand, Encore On Demand, MoviePlex On Demand, Starz HD On Demand, Encore HD On Demand, MoviePlex HD On Demand, and Starz Play. Starz Entertainment (www.starz.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation, and is attributed to Liberty Entertainment Group, a tracking stock group of Liberty Media Corporation.

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. It hits theaters Friday, February 13th, 2009!

January 07, 2009

FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 4-6 "Deluxe" Editions This June!

Wow. 2009 is definitely primed to be the year of Jason Voorhees! A few days ago, word got out that Paramount was planning on producing more special "deluxe" editions of FRIDAY THE 13TH 4: THE FINAL CHAPTER, FRIDAY THE 13TH 5: A NEW BEGINNING and JASON LIVES: FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI. Details on the features have yet to be revealed but we know that all 3 discs will boast fan commentaries from filmmakers Adam Green, Joe Lynch (for Part 4), horror journalists Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton and Staci Layne Wilson (for Part 5) and Ryan "Rotten" Turek (for Part 6 joined once again by Uncle Creepy).

Shock Till You Drop is reporting that we can expect those discs in June of this year. Special editions of FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VII: THE NEW BLOOD and FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN shouldn't be far behind.

Meanwhile, there's plenty to look forward to for FRIDAY fans, especially in February! Special "Deluxe" Editions of FRIDAY THE 13TH, FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2 and FRIDAY THE 13TH PART III arrive on February 3rd. (Details on those can be found HERE!) The FRIDAY THE 13TH documentary HIS NAME WAS JASON also hits DVD on February 3rd (full details HERE!) and last but not least, the new Platinum Dunes reboot of FRIDAY THE 13TH opens on Friday, February 13th.

More when we hear it!


January 05, 2009

Wanted: Writer(s) For HOSTEL: PART 3?

Last summer, it was reported that producer Scott Spiegel would be taking a crack at writing & directing HOSTEL: PART III, continuing where series creator Eli Roth left off with his HOSTEL sequel. There's been no word or confirmation since then, but now Shock Till You Drop has a quick update. The site reports that "Screen Gems is aggressively out to writers now for Hostel: Part III which will debut on the DVD market. Sources tell us the producers are thinking about setting this entry in the States."

No word on what Spiegel's involvement is as of now, but we can assume he'll stay on board in a producer capacity as he did for the first 2 HOSTEL films. More when we hear it!



Check out our vintage interview with ELI ROTH, post-CABIN FEVER, pre-HOSTEL by clicking the frame below!


January 03, 2009

THE GRUDGE 3 DVD Art; Release Date!

DVD Active got the first peek at the cover art for the Direct-To-DVD sequel THE GRUDGE 3. (Pictured below) Directed by Toby Wilkins (SPLINTER) and written by Brad Keene (THE GRAVEDANCERS), THE GRUDGE 3 stars Shawnee Smith (SAW 1-3), Matthew Knight, Marina Sirtis, Beau Mirchoff, Johanna E. Braddy & Emi Ikehata. The release date has officially been set for March 24th, 2009! You can check out a teaser trailer right HERE!


December 26, 2008

HIS NAME WAS JASON: FRIDAY THE 13TH Documentary Trailer!

Below you'll find the trailer for HIS NAME WAS JASON, the upcoming FRIDAY THE 13TH documentary (courtesy of Shock Till You Drop) coming February 3rd, 2009 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. The extensive retrospective looks at the entire FRIDAY THE 13TH franchise from the original 1980 film right up to Platinum Dunes new remake.



Hosted by Tom Savini, it features interviews with Actors: Betsy Palmer (1), Adrienne King (1 and Part 2), Larry Zerner (Part 3-D), Bonnie Hellman and Judie Aronson (The Final Chapter), Shavar Ross and Debi Sue Voorhees (A New Beginning), Darcy DeMoss and Vincent Gustaferro (Part VI), Lar Park-Lincoln, Elizabeth Kaitan and Diana Barrows (Part VII), Peter Mark Richman and Jensen Daggett (Part VIII), Lawrence Monoson and Camilla More (The Final Friday), Lisa Ryder (Jason X), Seth Green and Travis Van Winkle (2009 remake); Jason Voorhees portrayers: Ari Lehman (1), Warrington Gillette (Part 2), Richard Brooker (Part 3-D), Ted White (Final Chapter), C.J. Graham (Part VI), and Kane Hodder (Part VII, Part VIII, The Final Friday, Jason X); Filmmakers: Sean S. Cunningham (Director, 1), Victor Miller (Writer, 1) Danny Steinmann (Writer/Director, A New Beginning), Tom McLoughlin (Writer/Director, Part VI), John Carl Buechler (Director/Special Makeup Effects, Part VII), Joseph Zito (Director, The Final Friday), Greg Nicotero (Special Makeup Effects, The Final Friday), Marcus Nispel (Director, 2009 remake), and Composer Harry Manfredini & Testimonials from: Actress Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp), Writer/Director Adam Green (Hatchet, Spiral), Director Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2), Tony Timpone (Editor, Fangoria Magazine), Peter Bracke (Author, Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th), and online genre aficionados Robert Galluzzo (IconsOfFright.com), Brad Miska (Bloody-Disgusting.com), Steve Barton (DreadCentral.com), Ryan Turek (ShockTilYouDrop.com) and Staci Layne Wilson (Horror.com).



HIS NAME WAS JASON was directed by Dan Farrands and produced by Anthony Masi and  Thommy Hutson. Anchor Bay Entertainment also put out last years HALLOWEEN: 25 YEARS OF TERROR documentary produced by Masi. (Farrands produced the wonderful AMITYVILLE HORROR docs for The History Channel and Masi is also a producer on THE PSYCHO LEGACY doc.)

Visit the official My Space page at: http://www.myspace.com/hisnamewasjason

Check out EXCLUSIVE photos from the NY shoot of HIS NAME WAS JASON with Betsy Palmer (Mrs. Voorhees in FRIDAY THE 13th), FANGORIA editor Tony Timpone, Bill Randolph, John Furey and Lauren-Marie Taylor (Jeffrey, Paul and Vicky in FRIDAY THE 13TH: PART 2), and FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 5: A NEW BEGINNING director Danny Steinmann at out previous news post HERE!

December 16, 2008

Robert Englund's Latest BLACK SWARM Comes To DVD February 3rd! DVD Art!

Intelligent. Deadly. And Out To Destroy Us. Meet The Ultimate Buzz-Kill. BLACK SWARM. The 12th Installment in the Maneater Series Stars Horror Icon Robert Englund. Feel the Sting of Death on DVD February 3!

Legendary horror star Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street series, Zombie Strippers) stars as Dr. Eli, a quirky scientist responsible for unleashing a mutant breed of killer bees on an unsuspecting town, when BLACK SWARM flies onto DVD February 3, 2009 from Genius Products and RHI Entertainment. In the terrifying tradition of classic nature-gone-amok films such as The Birds and Piranha, the 12th installment in the popular “Maneater” series also stars Sebastien Roberts (TV’s “Providence”), Sarah Allen (TV’s “Secret Window”), and Jayne Heitmeyer (TV’s “Earth: Final Conflict”). David Winning (Swamp Devil, Something Beneath) directed the terrifying thriller from a script by To dd Samovitz (Wonderland) and Ethlie Ann Vare (Swamp Devil, Something Beneath). Black Swarm will be available on DVD for $14.95 SRP.

SYNOPSIS: Exterminator Devin Hall (Roberts) has seen a lot when it comes to peculiar insect behavior, but nothing like the swarm of wasps that descends on a homeless man and kills him. The attack captures the attention of two women: Katherine Randall (Heitmeyer), an associate professor of entomology; and Jane Kozik (Allen), the new Deputy Sheriff and Devin’s former lover. They join Devin in his quest to stop the deadly swarm. When Jane’s daughter Kelsey meets Eli (Englund), the odd “wasp keeper,” and other locals who all seem to buzz, things get even stranger. Be afraid. Be very afraid, if you see a Black Swarm approaching!


December 13, 2008

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, TIMECRIMES DVD Dates!

MAGNET, the genre division of Magnolia Pictures has set March 10th as the DVD (and Blu-Ray) release date of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN. The Swedish vampire flick is poised to be at the top of just about the entire ICONS staff's "Best of" lists for the year. LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (Låt den rätte komma in) was directed by Tomas Alfredson from a script by John Ajvide Lindqvist (and based on his original novel of the same name) and stars Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragner, Henrik Dahl, Karin Bergquist, Peter Carlberg, Ika Nord & Mikael Rahm.

TIMECRIMES will hit DVD on March 30th. Written & directed by Nacho Vigalondo, the time travel horror/thriller stars Karra Elejade, Barbara Goenaga, Nacho Vigalondo & Candela Fernandez. More details (including a listing of special features for both titles) when we get them!

Don't forget to read our FRIGHT exclusive interview with LET THE RIGHT ONE IN director TOMAS ALFREDSON!



And read our FIRST LOOK REVIEW of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN HERE or by clicking the image below!


CABIN FEVER 2, THE BURROWERS Coming To DVD April 2009!

FANGORIA got the word from Lionsgate that 2 eagerly anticipated horror releases are finally making their way to DVD come April of 2009. The first is CABIN FEVER 2: SPRING FEVER (the follow-up to Eli Roth's debut film) directed by Ti West (THE ROOST, HOUSE OF THE DEVIL) from a script by Joshua Malkin. The long-delayed sequel stars (returning actors) Rider Strong & Giuseppe Andrews, as well as Noah Segan, Alexander Isaiah Thomas, Alexi Wasser, Rusty Kelley, Marc Senter, Michael Bowen, Lindsey Axelsson & Amanda Jelks with cameos by Judah Friedlander and Larry Fessenden.



The 2nd is THE BURROWERS by filmmaker J.T. Petty who is next expected to tackle the FACES OF DEATH remake. Written & directed by Petty, the horror/Western stars Doug Hutchison, Clancy Brown, William Mapother, Sean Patrick Thomas, Karl Geary, Jocelin Donahue & Laura Leighton.



No more concrete details as of yet, but FANGORIA expects both titles to street in April and get the "special edition" treatment. More when we hear it!

Check out our vintage interview with writer/director J.T. PETTY by clicking the frame below!


December 08, 2008

RED MIST DVD Cover Art & Details!

Anchor Bay Entertainment sent over the cover artwork for RED MIST (formally known as FREAKDOG), which hits store shelves on February 10th, 2009. Written and directed by Paddy Breathnach (SHROOMS), RED MIST stars Arielle Kebbel (THE UNINVITED, THE GRUDGE 2), Sarah Carter (SKINWALKERS, FINAL DESTINATION 2), Stephen Dillane, Andrew Lee Potts (RETURN TO HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL), Michael J. Reynolds, MyAnna Buring, Michael Jibson & Martin Compston.

Features will include - The Making of RED MIST featurette, Arielle Kebbel extended interview, RED MIST Cast in Northern Ireland featurette.

The medical students at Forthaven General Hospital study hard and party harder, until a cruel prank accidentally puts the facility's creepy janitor into a deep coma. But when one responsible student tries to revive the degenerate loner with an experimental injection, she instead sends his brainwaves berserk. Will a sudden spree of sick kicks now claim the guilty one-by-one, or has the ultimate out-of-body experience ushered in a bloodbath of brutal revenge?


FEAST 3: THE HAPPY FINISH DVD Art & Date!

FEAST III: THE HAPPY FINISH, the last installment in the FEAST trilogy will hit DVD on February 17th, 2009 courtesy of Dimension Extreme. The cover art was recently revealed over on the DVD's Amazon listing. (See below!) While the disc's special features have yet to be announced, the movie will be presented in Widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio.



Picking up moments after the end of FEAST II, the survivors are saved by the mysterious prophet, Shot Bus Gus, who seemingly has the ability to control the beasts. He leads them into the sewers as they travel to the big city. Along the way they get help from karate expert Jean-Claude Seagal and learn that the beasts originate from a place called "The Hive." Armed with this knowledge, they decide to fight back and destroy the beasts once and for all.

FEAST 3: THE HAPPY FINISH was once again directed by John Gulager from a script by Marcus Dunstan & Patrick Melton (SAW IV, SAW V, SAW VI) and stars Jenny Wade, Clu Gulager, Diane Goldner, Craig Henningsen and Martin Klebba.

December 04, 2008

THE ALPHABET KILLER On DVD January 6th, 2009! Specs Announced!

Anchor Bay Entertainment sent over the press release and specs for THE ALPHABET KILLER which will street on January 6th, 2009. Read all the details below!

THE ALPHABET KILLER, the eagerly anticipated thriller from director Rob Schmidt (Wrong Turn, “Masters of Horror: Right To Die”) and featuring an all-star cast including Eliza Dushku (the upcoming Fox series “Dollhouse,” Wrong Turn, Bring It On), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Saw), and Oscar®-winner Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People, Sunshine State) arrives January 6, 2009 on DVD and will contain the following:

- Audio commentary with Producer Isen Robbins and Director Rob Schmidt;
- Audio commentary with Writer/Producer/Actor Tom Malloy;
- Featurette: A to Z: The Making of The Alphabet Killer;
- “First Victim” – Alternate Scene

Written by Tom Malloy (The Attic), who also co-stars, The Alphabet Killer is a gripping psychological thriller loosely based on the still-unsolved “double initial” murders that shocked the citizens of Rochester , New York in the early 1970s.

From 1970 to 1973, three girls in and around Rochester, New York were brutally raped and strangled, their bodies dumped in neighboring villages that bore the same first initial as their names. All three victims’ – young girls, aged 10 to 12 -- first and last names also had matching initials. Despite questioning more than 800 suspects and the combined police resources of several communities, the case remains unsolved to this day.

In the film, Dushku plays Megan Paige, a Rochester , NY police investigator whose commitment to the job borders on obsession. Megan and her partner Lt. Kenneth Shine (Cary Elwes) are assigned to investigate the brutal murder of a young girl named Carla Castillo, whose body is found in the nearby town of Churchville . Despite Megan’s considerable efforts, her inability to catch the killer leads to a nervous breakdown, eventually causing her to lose her fiancée, her law-enforcement career – and her grip on reality.

Two years later, Megan is back at the police department, albeit in a demoted position. With the help of a mental illness support group headed by Richard Ledge (Timothy Hutton), Megan is slowly getting her life back on track. But when two more young girls are murdered with the “alphabet” m.o., Megan is convinced the same serial killer has resurfaced. Fighting hallucinations of the dead girls – as well as distrust from her colleagues – Megan is back on the case, determined to bring the culprit to justice. With few leads, no suspects and a serial killer on the loose, can she catch the “Alphabet Killer” before another victim is found?

The stellar supporting cast includes Michael Ironside (Total Recall, Top Gun, 2009’s Terminator: Salvation), Melissa Leo (Frozen River, Righteous Kill), Carl Lumbly (Men of Honor, “Alias”), Jack McGee (21, Crash, L.A. Confidential) , Larry Hankin (Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Home Alone) and Tom Noonan (Last Action Hero, Manhunter, The Monster Squad).


December 03, 2008

SCREAMERS 2: THE HUNTING Trailer!

Whoa. So Sony Home Entertainment made a sequel to the 1995 Sci-Fi/Horror SCREAMERS? Apparently so! No, Peter Weller's not in this one, but it does have Lance Henriksen! And no it's not called SCREAMERS 2, they're going by the title SCREAMERS: THE HUNTING! Regardless, here's the synopsis and trailer below!

SCREAMERS: THE HUNTING follows a group of humans from earth who arrive on Sirius 6-B to investigate an SOS signal sent out from the planet, which has been supposedly deserted since the destruction of the man-made weapons known as "screamers." Once the squad arrives, they find a group of human survivors eking out an existence in an old military outpost, but more important, they discover that the threat of the screamers has become even more insidious, now that they're able to morph into human form.



Speaking of Lance Henriksen, have you read writer Steve Tsapales's script for the UNTITLED LANCE HENRIKSEN ROMANTIC COMEDY? Click HERE for that or the image below:


BOOGEYMAN 3 DVD Cover Art!

Because you demanded it! (Well, ok... you really didn't.) Below you'll find the front cover DVD art for the upcoming direct-to-DVD BOOGEYMAN 3! It hits store shelves on January 20th, 2009 and stars Erin Cahill (TV’s “Supernatural”), Kate Maberly (Finding Neverland), Matt Rippy (The Dark Knight, Hellboy II: The Golden Army), Jayne Wisener (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street), Mimi Michaels (Shark Swarm), Chuck Hittinger (TV’s “90210”), Nikki Sanderson (TV’s “ Coronation Street ”), and Elyes Gabel (TV’s “Casualty”).

You can check out the trailer and full synopsis at our previous BOOGEYMAN 3 news article HERE!



Boogeyman 3 was directed by Gary Jones (Jolly Roger: Massacre at Cutter’s Cove, Crocodile 2: Death Swamp) from the screenplay by Brian Sieve (Boogeyman 2), and produced by Andrew Pfeffer (The Grudge 3, The Messengers, Bangkok Dangerous).

December 01, 2008

REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA DVD Date, Cover & Details!

REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA will hit DVD officially on January 20th, 2009 courtesy of Lionsgate. DVDActive got the cover artwork, along with the disc's special features. Note, the Blu-Ray will feature bonus content not on the regular DVD. Check it all out below!

Special Features include:

- Audio commentary #1: Director Darren Lynn Bousman and actors Bill Moseley, Alexa Vega and Ogre
- Audio commentary #2: Bousman, creators Darren Smith and Terrance Zdunich and music producer Joseph Bishara
- From Stage to Screen featurette
- Legal Assassin: A Repo Man on the Edge featurette
- Theatrical trailer

Bonus Content on the Blu-Ray release:

- Select scene audio commentary by Bousman and actress Paris Hilton
- Video sing-alongs
- Deleted scenes
- Zydrate Anatomy—Amber Sweet: Addicted to the Knife featurette
- Chase the Morning—Blind Mag: The Voice of GeneCo featurette



REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA! (directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, helmer of the SAW sequels) stars Alexa Vega, Paul Sorvino, Bill Moseley, Paris Hilton, Kevin Graham Ogilvie, Anthony Stewart Head, Terrance Zdunich and Sarah Brightman.

November 19, 2008

New TREMORS Movie? THE THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER?

Cinemablend.com is reporting that Universal may be resurrecting their TREMORS franchise. The original hit theaters back in 1990 and stared Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Michael Gross, Reba McEntire. It spawned 3 more sequels, all of which Gross returned for and now it looks like the studio is contemplating a 5th entry. Insiders told Cinemablend the proposed title would be TREMORS: THE THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER and that it'd take place in Australia. (Naturally.)

Shock Till You Drop confirmed earlier this evening that it is being aimed for the Direct To DVD market. (TREMORS 4: THE LEGEND BEGINS was actually a Direct To DVD movie as well.) I recently picked up the "TREMORS ATTACK PACK" which features all 4 movies, so I'm game for another one. We'll let you know more when we hear it!




HIS NAME WAS JASON: FRIDAY THE 13TH Documentary DVD Cover Art!

Below you'll find the official DVD cover art for HIS NAME WAS JASON, the upcoming FRIDAY THE 13TH documentary coming February 3rd, 2009 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. The extensive retrospective looks at the entire FRIDAY THE 13TH franchise from the original 1980 film right up to Platinum Dunes new remake.

Hosted by Tom Savini, it features interviews with Actors: Betsy Palmer (1), Adrienne King (1 and Part 2), Larry Zerner (Part 3-D), Bonnie Hellman and Judie Aronson (The Final Chapter), Shavar Ross and Debi Sue Voorhees (A New Beginning), Darcy DeMoss and Vincent Gustaferro (Part VI), Lar Park-Lincoln, Elizabeth Kaitan and Diana Barrows (Part VII), Peter Mark Richman and Jensen Daggett (Part VIII), Lawrence Monoson and Camilla More (The Final Friday), Lisa Ryder (Jason X), Seth Green and Travis Van Winkle (2009 remake); Jason Voorhees portrayers: Ari Lehman (1), Warrington Gillette (Part 2), Richard Brooker (Part 3-D), Ted White (Final Chapter), C.J. Graham (Part VI), and Kane Hodder (Part VII, Part VIII, The Final Friday, Jason X); Filmmakers: Sean S. Cunningham (Director, 1), Victor Miller (Writer, 1) Danny Steinmann (Writer/Director, A New Beginning), Tom McLoughlin (Writer/Director, Part VI), John Carl Buechler (Director/Special Makeup Effects, Part VII), Joseph Zito (Director, The Final Friday), Greg Nicotero (Special Makeup Effects, The Final Friday), Marcus Nispel (Director, 2009 remake), and Composer Harry Manfredini & Testimonials from: Actress Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp), Writer/Director Adam Green (Hatchet, Spiral), Director Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2), Tony Timpone (Editor, Fangoria Magazine), Peter Bracke (Author, Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th), and online genre aficionados Robert Galluzzo (IconsOfFright.com), Brad Miska (Bloody-Disgusting.com), Steve Barton (DreadCentral.com), Ryan Turek (ShockTilYouDrop.com) and Staci Layne Wilson (Horror.com).



HIS NAME WAS JASON was directed by Dan Farrands and produced by Anthony Masi and  Thommy Hutson. Anchor Bay Entertainment also put out last years HALLOWEEN: 25 YEARS OF TERROR documentary produced by Masi. (Farrands produced the wonderful AMITYVILLE HORROR docs for The History Channel and Masi is also a producer on THE PSYCHO LEGACY doc.)

Visit the official My Space page at: http://www.myspace.com/hisnamewasjason

Check out EXCLUSIVE photos from the NY shoot of HIS NAME WAS JASON with Betsy Palmer (Mrs. Voorhees in FRIDAY THE 13th), FANGORIA editor Tony Timpone, Bill Randolph, John Furey and Lauren-Marie Taylor (Jeffrey, Paul and Vicky in FRIDAY THE 13TH: PART 2), and FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 5: A NEW BEGINNING director Danny Steinmann at out previous news post HERE!

November 10, 2008

Press Release For HIS NAME WAS JASON! The FRIDAY THE 13TH Documentary!

Below you'll find the official press release for the new FRIDAY THE 13TH documentary HIS NAME WAS JASON! Full details are as follows:

A Horror Icon Finally Gets His Due!

HIS NAME WAS JASON: 30 YEARS OF FRIDAY THE 13TH
TO BE RELEASED FEBRUARY 3RD BY ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT

Airing on Starz Friday the 13th of February!

“Splatter Edition” DVD Boasts 4 Hours of Behind-The-Scenes

BURBANK, CA – He first became known to audiences on May 9, 1980. Over the course of nearly three decades and eleven films (soon to be twelve with next year’s remake), he has inspired terror in the hearts of film fans the world over. He redefined the concept of immortality and invincibility. He gave horror a new face…by not having one. His name is Jason Voorhees and this is his story.

His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th, the ultimate tribute documentary about one of horror cinema’s most enduring icons, has been acquired by Anchor Bay Entertainment, the leading horror programmer, for North American DVD distribution. It will be released as a “splatter edition” DVD on February 3, 2009. Then, on February 13th, 2009, Starz will host the broadcast premiere of the documentary – in celebration of the infamous date and its most famous posterboy. In addition, the documentary will have its World Premiere Friday, November 14 at the 31st Starz Denver Festival during The Watching Hour, the festival’s midnight film series. Ari Lehman, the “first” Jason and other special guests will be in attendance.

Produced by Anthony Masi (Halloween 25 Years of Terror, The Psycho Legacy) and Thommy Hutson (Prank) and directed by Dan Farrands (The Girl Next Door, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers), In addition to the full-length documentary, the DVD is anticipated to contain over four hours of bonus features, including additional interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and more.

Hosted by legendary special effects make-up artist Tom Savini – whose (literally) eye-popping prosthetics were featured in such gorefest classics as 1979’s Dawn of the Dead, Creepshow, Maniac, and the original Friday the 13th – His Name Was Jason is the definitive look at the history and cultural legacy of this 20th Century boogeyman. Extensive interviews were conducted with over eighty people involved throughout the entire Friday the 13th franchise, as well as filmmaker and fan testimonials.

Jason fans who watch His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th will be treated to reminiscences and ruminations spanning Jason’s entire film history, as well as a virtual “who’s who” of contemporary film horror, including:

Actors: Betsy Palmer (1), Adrienne King (1 and Part 2), Larry Zerner (Part 3-D), Bonnie Hellman and Judie Aronson (The Final Chapter), Shavar Ross and Debi Sue Voorhees (A New Beginning), Darcy DeMoss and Vincent Gustaferro (Part VI), Lar Park-Lincoln, Elizabeth Kaitan and Diana Barrows (Part VII), Peter Mark Richman and Jensen Daggett (Part VIII), Lawrence Monoson and Camilla More (The Final Friday), Lisa Ryder (Jason X), Seth Green and Travis Van Winkle (2009 remake);

Jason Voorhees portrayers: Ari Lehman (1), Warrington Gillette (Part 2), Richard Brooker (Part 3-D), Ted White (Final Chapter), C.J. Graham (Part VI), and Kane Hodder (Part VII, Part VIII, The Final Friday, Jason X);

Filmmakers: Sean S. Cunningham (Director, 1), Victor Miller (Writer, 1) Danny Steinmann (Writer/Director, A New Beginning), Tom McLoughlin (Writer/Director, Part VI), John Carl Buechler (Director/Special Makeup Effects, Part VII), Joseph Zito (Director, The Final Friday), Greg Nicotero (Special Makeup Effects, The Final Friday), Marcus Nispel (Director, 2009 remake), and Composer Harry Manfredini, creator of Jason’s signature musical cue “Sh-sh-sh-sh, ha-ha-ha-ha;”

Testimonials: Actress Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp), Writer/Director Adam Green (Hatchet, Spiral), Director Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2), Tony Timpone (Editor, Fangoria Magazine), Peter Bracke (Author, Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th), and online genre aficionados Robert Galluzzo (IconsOfFright.com), Brad Miska (Bloody-Disgusting.com), Steve Barton (DreadCentral.com), Ryan Turek (ShockTilYouDrop.com) and Staci Layne Wilson (Horror.com).


We'll keep you posted on a list of features as soon as we find them out! In the meantime, FANGORIA just posted a bunch of screen grabs from the doc! Check 'em out HERE!

November 07, 2008

New From The MANEATER Series - YETI On DVD January 13th!

"Evil is Cold Blooded". YETI, the latest in the "Maneater" series features an all-star cast including Carly Pope, Peter DeLuise, Crystal Lowe, and Ed Marinaro. It debuts on DVD January 13, 2009 and below is the official press release and DVD cover art!

PRESS RELEASE – A group of college student must battle a legendary creature for their very survival when Yeti debuts on DVD January 13, 2009 from Genius Products. A chilling and terrifying mix of Friday The 13th, Alive and Predator, the 12th installment in the popular “Maneater” series stars Carly Pope (TV’s “Popular,” “Dirt”), Peter DeLuise (TV’s “Stargate SG-1”), Crystal Lowe (Final Destination 3, Black Christmas, Wrong Turn 2), and Ed Marinaro (TV’s “Hill Street Blues’). Paul Zimmer (TV’s “Beyond Loch Ness”) directed from a script by Rafael Jordan (TV’s “Wraiths of Roanoke”). Yeti will be available on DVD for $14.95 SRP.

SYNOPSIS: After their plane crashes into uncharted territory in the snowy Himalayan Mountains, a college football team must fight to survive the harsh conditions and a hungry beast that stalks them with an insatiable bloodlust.


October 28, 2008

THE GRUDGE 3 Trailer!

UGO has just debuted the trailer for the upcoming direct-to-DVD sequel THE GRUDGE 3. Directed by Toby Wilkins (SPLINTER) and written by Brad Keene (THE GRAVEDANCERS), THE GRUDGE 3 stars Shawnee Smith (SAW 1-3), Matthew Knight, Marina Sirtis, Beau Mirchoff, Johanna E. Braddy & Emi Ikehata. No release date has been set as of yet, but expect the DVD in early 2009. Check out the trailer below!



October 23, 2008

BOOGEYMAN 3 Trailer & Press Release!

Below you can find the trailer to the upcoming DTV release BOOGEYMAN 3 courtesy of UGO. Following the trailer is the official press release for the flick which hits DVD on January 20th, 2009.



From Ghost House Pictures, The Makers of Boogeyman, 30 Days of Night and The Messengers Comes This Terrifying Addition to the Boogeyman Series.

BOOGEYMAN 3

The Unrated Supernatural Thriller Hits DVD January 20, 2009

CULVER CITY, CALIF. (October 17, 2008) – The latest incarnation of terror -- Boogeyman 3 debuts Unrated on DVD January 20 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Recently honored with selection for the 2008 ScreamFest Horror Film Festival in Hollywood, CA, the third installment of the hit series stars Erin Cahill (TV’s “Supernatural”), Kate Maberly (Finding Neverland), Matt Rippy (The Dark Knight, Hellboy II: The Golden Army), Jayne Wisener (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street), Mimi Michaels (Shark Swarm), Chuck Hittinger (TV’s “90210”), Nikki Sanderson (TV’s “ Coronation Street ”), and Elyes Gabel (TV’s “Casualty”). Bonus materials include deleted scenes and three featurettes. The DVD will be available for $24.96 SLP.

SYNOPSIS: When college sophomore Sarah Morris witnesses the alleged suicide of her best friend, it sets into motion a series of horrific events that cause Sarah to fear the supernatural entity known as the Boogeyman. As she tries to convince the rest of her dorm that the Boogeyman does exist, the evil force grows stronger and her friends begin to pay the price. Now Sarah must stop this ultimate evil before the entire campus falls prey because the question isn’t whether or not the Boogeyman is going to get them…it’s HOW and WHEN!

DVD Special Features Include:

- Deleted Scenes
- “Creating the Boogeyman” Featurette
- “Deconstructing the Deaths” Featurette
- “Boogey in Bulgaria ” Featurette

Boogeyman 3 was directed by Gary Jones (Jolly Roger: Massacre at Cutter’s Cove, Crocodile 2: Death Swamp) from the screenplay by Brian Sieve (Boogeyman 2), and produced by Andrew Pfeffer (The Grudge 3, The Messengers, Bangkok Dangerous).

Boogeyman 3 has an approximate running time of 92 minutes and is unrated.

October 16, 2008

VACANCY 2: THE FIRST CUT Trailer!

Because you demanded it! ... Oh... Ok, you didn't. The trailer for the new VACANCY prequel, VACANCY 2: THE FIRST CUT has made it's way on-line. Directed by Eric Bross from a script by Mark Smith, the new VACANCY stars Agnes Bruckner (BLOOD & CHOCOLATE, THE WOODS), Lola Davidson, Angel Oquendo, David Moscow, Nelson Lee, Brian Klugman, Gwendoline Yeo & Trevor Wright. It hits DVD on January 20th, 2009. Get your first sneak peek below. (Complete with plenty of footage from the original with Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale!)


October 13, 2008

THE ZOMBIE DIARIES Trailer, DVD Release Date!

On November 18th, 2008 Dimension Extreme will release the UK's answer to DIARY OF THE DEAD, THE ZOMBIE DIARIES. Written and directed by Kevin Gates & Michael Bartlett, and starring James Fisher, Russell Jones, Imogen Church & Craig Stovin, THE ZOMBIE DIARIES is set in England during a world-wide viral infection. This documentary-style frightfest records the rise of the undead from the videocams of several survivor groups. As each struggles against the flesh-eating hordes, an even more horrifying fate lurks among them. You can check out the trailer below!


October 11, 2008

New RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP Trailer!

A second trailer for the long awaited RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP has made it's way on-line! This one looks like it's an official MAGNET produced trailer. (the "horror-themed" subdivision of Magnolia Pictures) Check it out below!



You can check out the first trailer to RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP at our previous news post HERE. And read our early FIRST LOOK REVIEW of the movie HERE or by clicking the image below!



Here's the DVD cover!


RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP is a direct sequel to the original SLEEPAWAY CAMP and was written and directed by Robert Hiltzik, helmer of the original. Back from SLEEPAWAY CAMP are actors Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tierston and Paul DeAngelo. The flick also stars Vincent Pastore (THE SOPRANOS) and the late Isaac Hayes! You can visit the official website at: http://www.sleepawaycampmovies.com/

Check out these FRIGHT exclusive related interviews!

Our FRIGHT exclusive interview with FELISSA ROSE!



And JEFF HAYES!

 

October 10, 2008

JACK BROOKS MONSTER SLAYER Sequel?

Bloody Good Horror recently chatted with JACK BROOKS: MONSTER SLAYER director Jon Knautz and the topic of a sequel came up. "Yes, we're definitely doing a sequel, for sure," Knautz told BGH. "We're quite far into development. We knew we didn't have the money to do a full blown action/horror movie with part 1, we just didn't have the money. So the gameplan was to make a movie about a guy who becomes a monster slayer, and then the action hits you at the end. With Part 2 now, we're looking to raise quite a bit more money... people will get what they want in this one for sure, if they like the end of the first one."

In terms of plot, he continues, "There will be new characters, and Jack sort of partners up with someone else. Actually, It's more like they are forced to work with each other. He kind of gets caught up in this scenario where he's taken advantage of and then realizes later on that he was sort of used to kill monsters he wasn't necessarily supposed to kill, and it kind of leads him into this whole new adventure he gets caught up in."

You can read the entire interview over on Bloody Good Horror's site HERE.

Check out our DVD review of JACK BROOKS: MONSTER SLAYER by clicking the DVD cover below!


October 07, 2008

3-DISC UNRATED COLLECTOR'S EDITION Of ROB ZOMBIE'S HALLOWEEN NOW AVAILABLE!

The new 3-Disc Unrated Collector's edition of Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN hits store shelves today! The main draw is the 4 hour plus documentary chronicling the entire filmmaking process behind Rob Zombie's remake of HALLOWEEN. HALLOWEEN was written & directed by Rob Zombie and stars Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Danielle Harris, Kristina Klebe, William Forsythe, Sheri Moon Zombie, Brad Dourif, Danny Trejo and Hanna Hall.



Make sure to read what is arguably Rob Zombie's most extensive on-line interview about making HALLOWEEN by clicking the frame below!




October 01, 2008

Anchor Bay Picks Up THE ALPHABET KILLER!

Anchor Bay Entertainment has acquired the distribution rights for director Rob Schmidt's latest film THE ALPHABET KILLER according to FANGORIA. The long awaited (and delayed) feature from the director of WRONG TURN stars Eliza Dushku, Cary Elwes, Michael Ironside, Bill Moseley, Timothy Hutton and Tom Malloy and deals with a cop who begins suffering from schizophrenia while tracking a killer. The film will debut at the LA Screamfest (click HERE for details), then have a limited theatrical run in December followed by a DVD release early next year.

You can visit the official website at: www.alphabetkiller.com or the My Space page at: www.myspace.com/thealphabetkiller. We'll keep you posted on more details as they become official.

September 28, 2008

First Image From WRONG TURN 3?

Although it's not very revealing, the first image from WRONG TURN 3 has surfaced on the IMDB page of lead actress Janet Montgomery. (Who also appears in Dave Parker's THE HILLS RUN RED) The new sequel is currently shooting in Bulgaria under the direction of Declan O'Brien. A follow-up to Joe Lynch's successful WRONG TURN 2: DEAD END, the new film supposedly centers on mutie Three-Finger as he takes on a group of prisoners who escape while being transported.

WRONG TURN 3
stars Tom Frederic (THE OXFORD MURDERS), THE HILLS RUN RED's Janet Montgomery and Mike Straub, Tamer Hassan, Gil Kolirin and Chucky Venice (RETURN TO HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL). Check out Janet Montgomery's IMDB page HERE and the image below!



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!




September 11, 2008

FEAST 2: SLOPPY SECONDS Trailer!

Sweet! Director Jon Gulager posted the trailer to FEAST 2: SLOPPY SECONDS via his My Space profile. The sequel is set to hit DVD on October 7th, 2008! But if you're in NY, you can catch a FREE screening of it courtesy of FANGORIA! (Details at our previous news report HERE!) Check out the trailer below!!!



Filmed back to back with FEAST 3, Jon Gulager returns as director on FEAST 2: SLOPPY SECONDS, as do original writers Marcus Dunstan & Patrick Melton (FREDDY VS. JASON, FRIDAY THE 13TH remake). The monsterous sequel stars Jenny Wade, Krista Allen, Balthazar Getty, Diane Goldner, Clu Gulager, Navi Rawet, Josh Zuckerman and Judah Friedlander (!). The original FEAST was produced by Wes Craven, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Chris Moore as part of the show PROJECT GREENLIGHT.

September 10, 2008

FEAST 2 DVD Cover Art! NY Screening!

Amazon has listed FEAST 2: SLOPPY SECONDS, as well as a FEAST 2 PACK (featuring both films), which you can now pre-order in time for the October 7th release! Also, FANGORIA is hosting a FREE screening of FEAST 2 on Friday October 3rd at the Pioneer Two Boots Theater (155 East 3rd Street and Avenue A). Click HERE for details on how you can RSVP for tickets! You can click on either cover below to pre-order the FEAST movies!





Filmed back to back with FEAST 3, Jon Gulager returns as director on FEAST 2: SLOPPY SECONDS, as do original writers Marcus Dunstan & Patrick Melton (FREDDY VS. JASON, FRIDAY THE 13TH remake). The monsterous sequel stars Jenny Wade, Krista Allen, Balthazar Getty, Diane Goldner, Clu Gulager, Navi Rawet, Josh Zuckerman and Judah Friedlander (!). The original FEAST was produced by Wes Craven, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Chris Moore as part of the show PROJECT GREENLIGHT.

September 09, 2008

Early Review Of 3-Disc ROB ZOMBIE'S HALLOWEEN DVD!

FANGORIA's Michael Gingold just posted a fairly extensive review of the upcoming 3-disc ROB ZOMBIE'S HALLOWEEN DVD. The review primarily focuses on the brand-new 4 hour documentary MICHAEL LIVES. Other features on the set seem to be carted over from last year's DVD releases, but regardless, according to Gingold, the epic doc alone is worth double-dipping. "Even those devotees who already paid for the previous two-discer of HALLOWEEN will easily feel they’ve gotten their $24.95 (or less at many on-line sites) worth just to add MICHAEL LIVES to their library," the review says. Read the entire review on FANGO's site HERE!



Read our extensive review of the original Unrated Director's Cut DVD for ROB ZOMBIE'S HALLOWEEN HERE! And while you're at it, check out our FRIGHT exclusive interview with ROB ZOMBIE (his most extensive on HALLOWEEN!) by clicking the frame below!


September 03, 2008

HIS NAME WAS JASON DVD Release Date! The Upcoming FRIDAY THE 13TH Doc!

Shock Till You Drop got word that HIS NAME WAS JASON, the upcoming extensive 90 minute FRIDAY THE 13TH documentary directed by Dan Farrands and produced by Anthony Masi and Thommy Hutson will be available on DVD on February 3rd, 2009 courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment! It will then make its television debut on Friday February 13th on Starz! The doc currently boasts interviews with over 70 people involved in the entire FRIDAY franchise, and the DVD promises over 3 hours of bonus materials and content!



Anchor Bay also put out last years HALLOWEEN: 25 YEARS OF TERROR documentary produced by Masi. (Farrands produced the wonderful AMITYVILLE HORROR docs for The History Channel and Masi is also a producer on THE PSYCHO LEGACY doc.)

Visit the official My Space page at: http://www.myspace.com/hisnamewasjason

 

Check out EXCLUSIVE photos from the NY shoot of HIS NAME WAS JASON with Betsy Palmer (Mrs. Voorhees in FRIDAY THE 13th), FANGORIA editor Tony Timpone, Bill Randolph, John Furey and Lauren-Marie Taylor (Jeffrey, Paul and Vicky in FRIDAY THE 13TH: PART 2), and FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 5: A NEW BEGINNING director Danny Steinmann at out previous news post HERE!


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August 31, 2008

Exclusive Photos From The NY Shoot Of HIS NAME WAS JASON, The FRIDAY THE 13TH Documentary!

HIS NAME WAS JASON, the new documentary chronicling the entire FRIDAY THE 13TH franchise has been shooting now for the last few weeks in the LA area. But this past weekend, several interviews were filmed here in New York, and ICONS own Robg. and Mike C. were invited to talk on camera about the FRIDAY films! Also on hand for the day's shoot were Betsy Palmer (Mrs. Voorhees in FRIDAY THE 13th), FANGORIA editor Tony Timpone, Bill Randolph, John Furey and Lauren-Marie Taylor (Jeffrey, Paul and Vicky in FRIDAY THE 13TH: PART 2), and FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 5: A NEW BEGINNING director Danny Steinmann. The doc is being directed by Dan Farrands with Anthony Masi and Thommy Hutson producing. Check out some exclusive pics below!

Setting up Betsy's backdrop!


Betsy Palmer brought her Mrs. Voorhees sweater!


Bill Randolph (Jeffrey - FRIDAY THE 13TH: PART 2) chats with Betsy Palmer (Mrs. Voorhees - FRIDAY THE 13TH)!


John Furey (Paul!) and Bill Randolph (Jeffrey) from FRIDAY THE 13TH: PART 2 reunited!


ICONS OF FRIGHT's Robg. with Lauren-Marie Taylor (Vicky - FRIDAY THE 13TH: PART 2)!


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August 28, 2008

Early Look At The CHILD'S PLAY Special Edition DVD!

The new 20th anniversary special edition DVD of CHILD'S PLAY, titled CHILD'S PLAY: CHUCKY'S 20TH BIRTHDAY EDITION hits store shelves on September 9th. We have the cover art at THIS previous news post, and you can check out the listing of special features HERE. Shock Till You Drop scored several screengrabs from the disc's actual menus. Click HERE or on the teaser image below to check them out!


CHILD'S PLAY was written & directed by Tom Holland from a story by Don Mancini and starred Chris Sarandon, Catherine Hicks, Alex Vincent and Brad Dourif as Charles Lee Ray (aka Chucky). The 1988 horror hit went on to spawn 4 sequels and is now on the cusp of a new remake. (More on that HERE!) The DVD arrives September 9th!


August 27, 2008

Limited Edition DVD Of DOMAIN OF THE DAMNED Now Available!

The Limited Edition DVD of Stacy Davidson's indie-horror pic DOMAIN OF THE DAMNED is now available for sale via the Odysee Pictures website (right HERE!). The film was written and directed by Stacy Davidson (SWEATSHOP) and stars Jude Hickey, Christin Sawyer Davis, Morgan McCarthy, Jalene Mack, Bunny, Jeremy Wasson, Melissa Bubela, David Maldonado, Leo Wheeler, Ari, Frank Page, Jasen Blum, Nick Ronan & Stephen Kerns.

DVD special features include:
* Director's Commentary featuring writer/director Stacy Davidson
* Crew Commentary featuring writer/director Stacy Davidson, art director/FX creator Mike Oliver, makeup supervisor Morgan McCarthy, and key grip Spencer Selph
* Blood, Sweat and Duct Tape, Making Domain of the Damned
* Texas Creature Feature, low-budget special effects without limitations
* Feature Trailer

Our resident writer Ted Geoghegan had this to say about the flick, "If you're a fan of crazy gory horror, I can't possibly recommend Stacy Davidson's DOMAIN OF THE DAMNED enough. Its chock full of serial killers, monsters, ghosts, haunted houses, and splatter... what more could you ask for?!"

Click HERE or the image below for details on how you can purchase DOMAIN OF THE DAMNED!



Check out the trailer below!


August 26, 2008

RED DVD Details! Based On The Jack Ketchum Novel!

FANGORIA got the first details on Magnolia Pictures DVD release of RED, based upon the Jack Ketchum novel. The DVD arrives on October 28th and will feature audio commentary and deleted scenes. More specs to be announced, but in the meantime, check out the DVD cover art below.



RED, was directed by Trygve Allister Diesen (Lucky McKee also directed portions of the film) and was written by Stephen Susco (THE GRUDGE). It stars Brian Cox, Noel Fisher, Tom Sizemore, Robert Englund and Amanda Plummer. You can check out the trailer at our previous news post HERE!

New Cover Art For OTIS Blu-Ray! Out October 7th!

Warner Home Video and RAW FEED sent over new cover art for the upcoming Blu-Ray version of their latest genre flick OTIS, due out on October 7th, 2008. The new cover art differs from the DVD incarnation (which is available now). Check out the Blu-Ray below, and look for a review of the movie on the site shortly! The horror/comedy was directed by Tony Krantz (SUBLIME) and stars Daniel Stern, Illeana Douglas, Kevin Pollack and Bostin Christopher in the title role.


August 24, 2008

HIS NAME WAS JASON: FRIDAY THE 13TH Documentary My Space Page Launches; Teaser Art!

A My Space page for "HIS NAME WAS JASON" - a documentary project chronicling the entire FRIDAY THE 13TH franchise has officially gone live! You'll find the following teaser art below, which most likely will be the cover of the eventual DVD release courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment. (It's very reminiscent of the CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES book!) The doc is being directed by Dan Farrands with Anthony Masi and Thommy Hutson producing.


Starz is planning a television broadcast of "HIS NAME WAS JASON" for the first week of February 2009 to coincide with the release of Platinum Dunes FRIDAY THE 13TH remake (directed by Marcus Nispel and starring SUPERNATURAL's Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti and Derek Mears) with a DVD release from Anchor Bay Entertainment to follow shortly after. Anchor Bay also put out last years HALLOWEEN: 25 YEARS OF TERROR documentary produced by Masi. (Farrands produced the wonderful AMITYVILLE HORROR docs for The History Channel and Masi is also a producer on THE PSYCHO LEGACY doc.)

Visit the My Space page now at: http://www.myspace.com/hisnamewasjason

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August 23, 2008

SOMETHING BENEATH Trailer, Starring Kevin Sorbo?!

Below you'll find the trailer to the upcoming release SOMETHING BENEATH starring Kevin Sorbo and available on DVD September 9th, 2008. From the press release: EVIL LURKS IN THE MOST UNLIKELY OF PLACES. Kevin Sorbo stars in the Pulsating, Dripping, and Frightening Thriller That’s Awakening Everyone’s Worst Nightmares … SOMETHING BENEATH.

Get ready for a slimy combo of special effects, breakneck suspense and inescapable disaster when SOMETHING BENEATH oozes its way onto DVD September 9th from Genius Products and RHI Entertainment. A massive cellular organism, highly intelligent and deadly, is living in the sewer system beneath a conference center and it’s up to Kevin Sorbo (TV’s “Hercules,” “Avenging Angel”), Natalie Brown (Dawn of the Dead, TV’s “Sophie”), Peter MacNeill (A History of Violence), and Brendan Beiser (TV’s “Stargate SG-1”) to figure out how to kill it before it kills them. The DVD will be available for $14.95 SRP.



SYNOPSIS: A new conference center has been constructed despite warnings by biologist Dr. Connelly (Beiser) that the grounds are toxic. At the center’s inaugural Clean Planet conference, one of the delegates is found dead, his face frozen in fear. Adding to the odd disturbances is a mysterious oily black slime oozing its way around the conference site. It’s soon discovered that the slime amassing on the lake front, clogging drains, seeping into rooms, and sliding along halls is a massive cellular organism living in the sewer system—highly intelligent, and capable of inducing fearful hallucinations in its victims. When the truth is revealed, Douglas Middleton (Sorbo), a priest attending the conference, joins security chief Mr. Deadmarsh (MacNeill) in evacuating guests. As the panic spreads, so does the slime—a pulsating, dripping, moving, inescapable, ecological disaster that is awakening everyone’s worst nightmares.

August 22, 2008

DARK CASTLE Preps 2 New Movies!

Dark Castle Entertainment has a long history with the genre having released the remakes of William Castle's THIR13EN GHOSTS & HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, a redux of the Vincent Price classic HOUSE OF WAX and original genre material such as GHOST SHIP. With Dominic Sena's WHITEOUT (starring Kate Beckinsale) and Dave Parker's THE HILLS RUN RED currently on queue, what's next production-wise for the company? According to SHOCK, Dark Castle Entertainment is currently prepping the horror/comedy ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE and a new HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL movie, possibly a prequel. (Which hopefully means more Jeffrey Combs!) No more details at this time, but we'll keep you posted!


RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP Features Announced; New Release Date!

FANGORIA got the word from Magnolia Pictures on what we can expect in terms of supplemental material for the RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP DVD. According to their post, special features include:

- Behind-the-scenes footage
- Making-of documentary
- Cast and crew interviews
- Screensavers/wallpaper
- Music featured in the film

The official SLEEPAWAY CAMP MOVIES website elaborated on the disc's features by stating that "Bonus features will include the Jeff Hayes documentary: BEHIND THE SCENES: Making RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP. Felissa Rose co-hosts the documentary, which features exclusive on-set footage, photographs, interviews, and puts you behind the scenes of the gruesome new Sleepaway Camp."

The site also clarifies that the DVD release date has been pushed from October 14th to November 4th to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the original SLEEPAWAY CAMP.

You can check out the trailer to RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP at our previous news post HERE. And read our early FIRST LOOK REVIEW of the movie HERE or by clicking the image below!



Here's the DVD cover!


RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP is a direct sequel to the original SLEEPAWAY CAMP and was written and directed by Robert Hiltzik, helmer of the original. Back from SLEEPAWAY CAMP are actors Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tierston and Paul DeAngelo. The flick also stars Vincent Pastore (THE SOPRANOS) and the late Isaac Hayes! You can visit the official website at: http://www.sleepawaycampmovies.com/

Check out these FRIGHT exclusive related interviews!

Our FRIGHT exclusive interview with FELISSA ROSE!



And JEFF HAYES!

 

August 21, 2008

TRICK 'R TREAT Screening This October In NYC!

Hot on the heels of todays earlier report that TRICK 'R TREAT would be hitting DVD, SHOCK got an update on their article implying that we'd see a limited theatrical release of Michael Dougherty's Halloween-themed anthology before the eventual DVD release. Now, FANGORIA announced that they'll be hosting a FREE screening of the movie at The Two Boots Pioneer Theater on Monday, October 13 at 7 p.m.! The film’s writer/director, Michael Doughtery will introduce the film and take part in a Q&A.

Here's how to get tickets (from FANGO's site): "The Fango/Pioneer TRICK ’R TREAT screening will be a free show; to obtain tickets, send an e-mail to fangoscreening@starloggroup.com. You must list “TRICK ’R TREAT” as your subject line. Offer is good for you and one guest; plus, tell us your full name and whether you want to be added to the FANGORIA newsletter list so we can tell you about future Fango screenings and events. Names will be checked at the door. Offer is first come, first served, and we will confirm your RSVP. This advance preview is sponsored by Legendary Pictures." Visit the Two Boots website for more info HERE!

TRICK 'R TREAT was written and directed by Michael Dougherty (SUPERMAN RETURNS, X-MEN 2), produced by Bryan Singer (THE USUAL SUSPECTS, X-MEN) and stars Quinn Lord, Brian Cox(MANHUNTER, X-MEN 2), Leslie Bibb (MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN, IRON MAN), Dylan Baker (SPIDER-MAN 2), Rochelle Aytes, Anna Paquin, Moneca Delain & Lauren Lee Smith. You can check out the trailer HERE!



TRICK 'R TREAT Finally Coming... But To DVD?!

It's been a while since we've heard anything about the directorial debut of screenwriter Michael Dougherty's TRICK 'R TREAT, which was originally due out in theaters last Halloween. Then it was listed as an 'upcoming release' on the most recent publicity sheet from Warner Bros. Now, while still unconfirmed, SHOCK is reporting that the WB are planning a direct-to-DVD release for TRICK 'R TREAT.

Their article quotes a reliable source as saying, "Just got an email. Warner is keeping Trick 'r Treat, but it's going direct-to-DVD." Rumor has it that the WB weren't sure how to sell the Halloween themed anthology horror film. (Um... here's a thought... release it on Halloween, maybe?!)

Regardless, with the success of THE LOST BOYS: THE TRIBE and the direct-to-DVD RAW FEED films, it'd make sense for them to go this route.

TRICK 'R TREAT was written and directed by Michael Dougherty (SUPERMAN RETURNS, X-MEN 2) and stars Quinn Lord, Brian Cox(MANHUNTER, X-MEN 2), Leslie Bibb (MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN, IRON MAN), Dylan Baker (SPIDER-MAN 2), Rochelle Aytes, Anna Paquin, Moneca Delain & Lauren Lee Smith. You can check out the trailer below:


"HIS NAME WAS JASON" - New FRIDAY THE 13TH Documentary Begins Shooting!

Shooting has officially begun on the documentary project "HIS NAME WAS JASON" - a film chronicling the entire FRIDAY THE 13TH franchise. Directed by Dan Farrands with Anthony Masi and Thommy Hutson producing, several interviews were shot for the doc in the LA area this week, with a NY shoot planned at the end of the month.

Starz is planning a television broadcast of "HIS NAME WAS JASON" for the first week of February 2009 to coincide with the release of Platinum Dunes FRIDAY THE 13TH remake (directed by Marcus Nispel and starring SUPERNATURAL's Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti and Derek Mears) with a DVD release from Anchor Bay Entertainment to follow shortly after. Anchor Bay also put out last years HALLOWEEN: 25 YEARS OF TERROR documentary produced by Masi. (Farrands produced the wonderful AMITYVILLE HORROR docs for The History Channel and Masi is also a producer on THE PSYCHO LEGACY doc.)

We'll keep you posted on more details about the documentary as they emerge!

DAN FARRANDS Icons interview still stands up as one of our all time favorites that we've published. Check it out again by clicking the frame below!



Producer ANTHONY MASI was one of ICONS first interviews 5 years back! Check out his vintage interview by clicking the frame below:


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August 20, 2008

First Casting On CHILDREN OF THE CORN Remake!

Shooting begins September 30th on the Sci-Fi Channel/Anchor Bay and Starz Entertainment's made-for-TV remake of CHILDREN OF THE CORN, and Bloody-Disgusting got the first bit of casting news for the project (being helmed by Donald Borchers, producer on the original). The site reports that David Anders (Takezo Kensei / Adam Monroe from Season 2 of TV's HEROES) and Kandyse McClure (TV's BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, REAPER) are the first cast members to join CHILDREN OF THE CORN. You can read details on the shooting locations at our previous news post HERE! More when we hear it!


August 19, 2008

WIZARD OF GORE On DVD Now!

THE WIZARD OF GORE (based on the 1970 Herschell Gordon Lewis of the same name) is out on DVD today courtesy of Dimension Extreme! Directed by Jeremy Kasten from a script by Zach Chassler, the update stars Crispin Glover (WILLARD), Kip Pardue, Bijou Phillips (HOSTEL: PART II), Jeffrey Combs (RE-ANIMATOR), Brad Dourif (CHILD'S PLAY), Joshua Miller (NEAR DARK) & the "Suicide Girls" and is available in an "unrated director's cut". We'll have an exclusive interview with director Jeremy Kasten next week! Check out the synopsis and trailer below!

Montag the Magnificent (Glover) is a master illusionist who performs at underground venues, selecting female volunteers from his rave-like audiences. To their hysteria, it appears he's dismembered their bodies, but his sleigh of hand has fooled them. However, female bodies show up dead from the same wounds performed on stage. Investigators are baffled, and the chase to find the killer begins.




Warners Preps Direct-To-DVD DEEP BLUE SEA 2!

Well... Since Warners did well with THE LOST BOYS 2: THE TRIBE DVD (not to mention the DUKES OF HAZZARD prequel), it shouldn't come as a surprise that they're combing through their back catalog for more titles to sequelize.

Moviehole.net reports that we can expect a direct-to-DVD DEEP BLUE SEA 2 sometime next year. The site reports, "a studio source tells us today that the long-gestating “Deep Blue Sea 2” will be headed to a Blockbuster store near you (or more accurately, to Netflix) sometime next year. It's the next film they hope to do."

No other details besides the following, "Like the other flicks that WP is putting out, “Deep Blue Sea 2” will be made on a pretty most budget, so don’t expect any of the headline stars of the original – Thomas Jane or LL Cool J, for instance – to return. At the moment nobody’s on board – it’s merely got writers – (No Renny Harlin either? Wait, that might be a good thing!) on it probably won’t be cast until after the black cloud hanging over the impending actor’s strike subsides."


ZOMBIE STRIPPERS On DVD October 28th!

Like it or not, ZOMBIE STRIPPERS - the horror/comedy starring former porn star Jenna Jameson and former Freddy Krueger Robert Englund hits DVD on October 28th, 2008 courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Features will include:

- Commentary with writer/director Jay Lee, Jenna Jameson, Robert Englund and Joey Medina
- Deleted and extended Scenes
- The Champagne Room: Making Zombie Strippers
- The Dressing Room: Zombie Makeup

ZOMBIE STRIPPERS is set in the not too distant future where a secret government re-animation chemo-virus gets released into conservative Sartre, Nebraska and lands in an underground strip club. As the virus begins to spread, turning the strippers into "Super Zombie Strippers" the girls struggle with whether or not to conform to the new "fad" even if it means there's no turning back.

Written and directed by Jay Lee, ZOMBIE STRIPPERS stars Robert Englund, Jenna Jameson, Roxy Saint, Joey Medina, Shamron Moore, Penny Drake, Jennifer Holland & John Hawkes.

Click the image below for our FIRST LOOK REVIEW:


PUPPET MASTER: AXIS OF EVIL, DEMONIC TOYS 2, GINGERDEAD MAN 3? FULL MOON Sequel-Mania!

I grew up on Charlie Band's FULL MOON movies. Seriously. And while some of the recent ones are hit or miss, I'm still keeping tabs on what the company is up to. So I was pleasantly surprised to see a news post on Dread Central's site about a slew of new FULL MOON sequels!

They include a brand new PUPPET MASTER movie titled PUPPET MASTER: AXIS OF EVIL, which is rumored to be a period piece that takes place after the events of PUPPET MASTER 3: TOULON'S REVENGE (my favorite of the sequels) with PM3 helmer David DeCoteau attached to direct. Also on the slate is DEMONIC TOYS 2 (the Sci-Fi PUPPET MASTER VS DEMONIC TOYS starring Corey Feldman doesn't count), GINGERDEAD MAN 3: ROLLER BOOGIEMAN! (Hey, part 2 was a lot of fun!), BRIDE OF THE HEAD OF THE FAMILY, KILLJOY 3 and EVIL BONG 2: KING BONG. Dread's Foywonder has got a break down on each of the sequels at THIS news post.

Where the hell's DOLLMAN 2?! We'll keep you posted when we hear more!

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


WRONG TURN 3 Currently Shooting; Cast Update!

Apparently, principle photography is under way in Bulgaria for Fox's WRONG TURN 3 under the direction of Declan O'Brien. A follow-up to Joe Lynch's successful WRONG TURN 2: DEAD END, the new film supposedly centers on mutie Three-Finger as he takes on a group of prisoners who escape while being transported. (More details at our previous news post HERE!) Shock Till You Drop reports that Tom Frederic (THE OXFORD MURDERS), THE HILLS RUN RED's Janet Montgomery and Mike Straub, Tamer Hassan, Gil Kolirin and Chucky Venice (RETURN TO HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL) are all currently part of the cast. More when we hear it!

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!


100 TEARS DVD Update!

FANGORIA got the scoop that Director/makeup FX creator Marcus Koch's 100 TEARS will be released on DVD sometime in November/December 2008 by Anthem Pictures. The film follows the gory exploits of Gurdy the killer clown!

About what fans can expect from the DVD release, Koch told FANGO, "The disc will have an unrated cut that’s different from what everyone has seen at film festivals and Fango cons with a few additional and extended gore scenes. The special features should include a brand-new making-of featurette, with cast and crew interviews, that was not included on France and Germany’s DVD releases, as well as deleted scenes, outtakes, and a behind-the-scenes montage."

Visit the official 100 TEARS My Space for more details and a look at the trailer: http://www.myspace.com/100tearsmovie

Also, read our FIRST LOOK REVIEW by clicking the logo below or by clicking HERE!

 

 

 

August 16, 2008

BLOODSUCKING CINEMA Documentary On Vampire Movies Out September 23rd!

A New Documentary Sheds Light on the Creatures of the Night! ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS THE STARZ ORIGINALS DOCUMENTARY BLOODSUCKING CINEMA, Making its Mark on DVD September 23. They are the sexy embodiment of immortality. Their literal lust for life rivals the antics of today’s rockstars. The story of the vampire has ravished humanity for thousands of years. But, in particular, evil, erotic and insatiable, vampires have stalked our dreams – especially with our eyes wide open in a darkened theater. The vampire has been a fixture of the cinematic landscape, from the silent era to today’s CGI blockbusters. What is the continuing fascination? The Starz Originals documentary Bloodsucking Cinema, which Anchor Bay Entertainment is releasing on DVD September 23 at the anemic SRP of $19.97, goes a long way to toward explaining this attraction.

Bloodsucking Cinema dips into the bloody archives to examine the breadth of vampire cinema classics, from the early Bela Lugosi and Christopher Lee classic portrayals to contemporary visions including Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Van Helsing, Underworld: Evolution, Interview with the Vampire, The Lost Boys, Queen of the Damned, BloodRayne and John Carpenter’s Vampires.

Bloodsucking Cinema features interviews with such vampire “experts” as directors John Carpenter (Vampires), Len Wiseman (Underworld), John Landis (Innocent Blood) and Joel Schumacher (The Lost Boys), actors Kristanna Loken (BloodRayne) and Stuart Townsend (Queen of the Damned), writers Marv Wolfman and David Goyer (Blade), as well as one of the last interviews with Oscar®-winning special effects wizard Stan Winston (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Interview With The Vampire). Critics Leonard Maltin and Harry Knowles also provide insights into the movies’ eternal love affair with the vampire. The documentary is hosted by renowned film critic Richard Roeper.

Cloaked in black, shunning the day, debonair, thirsting for the life source of his victims, the vampire is a symbol of danger and degeneracy. Bloodsucking Cinema tells how the many versions of his terrifying story made it to film, from Count Dracula rising from his coffin, to beautiful women seducing their victims in the dark. MonstersAndCritics.com called the documentary “an event in itself – a definitive study of the marks the vampire has left on movie history!”

 

 

August 13, 2008

Update On Sci-Fi Channel's CHILDREN OF THE CORN Remake!

The QC Times posted an article about the upcoming shoot for the CHILDREN OF THE CORN remake. "A remake of the 1983 horror movie “Children of the Corn” will invade the Quad-Cities next month." The article continues, "Shooting will take place most of September for the movie, based on a Stephen King novella, that will debut on cable television’s Sci-Fi Channel next year in the United States and be distributed in theaters around Europe. (Rumor has it Anchor Bay Entertainment will handle the eventual US DVD release) The remake is being written, directed and produced by Donald Borchers, a producer on the original movie, which was filmed in the Sioux City, Iowa, area and spawned numerous sequels."

Some quotes from the article by Borchers:

"I went to him and asked him if there was any part of Iowa that was active in filmmaking, and he highly recommended that we go to Davenport.We are still scouting throughout the Quad-Cities and the countryside beyond, obviously, since it’s ‘Children of the Corn.’ My needs are quite simple. I need corn. And I understand you have that throughout the state."

Borchers said “Children of the Corn” was one of the few adaptations of King’s material that the prolific author himself publicly criticized. The script was rewritten from King’s original work to give it a happy ending and add two of what Borchers called “Disney-esque characters,” named Jacob and Sarah, as narrators. “They put a lot of sugar, if you will, into the coffee,” he said. “Stephen King doesn’t take his coffee with sugar.” The success of movies such as “Saw” and “The Blair Witch Project” showed “it’s no longer requisite to have a happy ending,” he added. “We wanted to stay faithful to the decisions in his original story.”

Shooting is scheduled to take place Sept. 3-30.

Original article HERE!

 

 

August 11, 2008

Review: RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP

An Icons of Fright Exclusive! The first review of the long-awaited "Return to Sleepaway Camp"!

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Return to Sleepaway Camp

It's been 5 years since principal photography completed on “Return To Sleepaway Camp” and this reviewer has to wonder why it's taken so long to get the movie out. Especially when you consider that this is a sequel that finally lives up to the rude and nasty spirit of the original “Sleepaway Camp”. Forget the mid-80's sequels, “Return To Sleepaway Camp” is THE movie us fans have been waiting for.


The sequels that hit video store shelves in '88 and '89, featuring Pamela Springsteen as Angela, were adequately goofy/gory spoofs of the cheapo slasher subgenre. They featured enough splatter and contrived continuity from the original to tide over fans for almost two decades. Still, “Sleepaway Camp” writer-director Robert Hiltzik had nothing to do with them. While they hold up as campy (no pun intended) fun they lack the seedy, sleazy, and mean-spirited tone of Hiltzik's original classic. It has always lacked a proper follow-up.

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“Return to Sleepaway Camp” picks up 20+ years later. At Camp Manabe, co-owed by Frank (Vincent Pastore of “The Sopranos”) and Ronnie (Paul DeAngelo, reprising his role as the former Camp Arawak counselor) kids are being relentlessly cruel to one of the campers. This time it's the overweight and socially awkward Alan. The counselors, and his peers, relentlessly berate him about his weight, and his slovenly appearance. He appears to never bathe or change clothes. The maladroit manner with which he interacts with the opposite sex wins him no girlfriends either. Still, unlike the shy and unassuming Angela, Alan is kind of a jerk too, bullying the younger campers as much as he gets it himself.

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Soon a series of increasingly grisly “accidents” start to happen around the camp. Ronnie immediately becomes paranoid, convinced that somehow Angela has found him. They seek out her brother Ricky (Jonathan Tiereston, also reprising his role) who assures them that Angela is locked away in mental facility. Ricky, Ronnie, Frank, the camp chef Charlie (played by the late Isaac Hayes), and a local sheriff with the worst facial hair since famous 'stash on the cop' in the original, try to figure out what's going on, and put a stop to the killings. Still, the cruel jokes continue, the body count rises, and everyone not already dead at Camp Manabe becomes a suspect. Maybe Angela is back in town?

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“Return To Sleepaway Camp” has it's share of gruesome and violent death scenes, including one great homage to the original featuring an industrial strength deep-fryer instead of a pot of boiling water. However, most of the gore is left to the imagination, and we're usually treated to just the nasty after-effects of the murders. One of the reasons “Return To Sleepaway Camp” was rumored to have been held up was the need to complete some CGI special effects. We're not sure where these supposed CGI effects are. Most of the death scenes are done practically, with makeup effects. There's a cheap looking CGI title sequence, and one death involving fire that may have required CG, but that's it.

Like the original, but unusual for the genre, the kids in the movie are the played by actors of the appropriate age. There are no 30 year old women playing teenager girls in this movie. It's weird to watch Disney Channel-esque actors in a slasher film. With all the violence and foul language it's like watching a bunch of 14 year olds reenact a John Waters movie. It's just not something you ever got comfortable with in the original and the effect holds up here. The young cast, and their sometimes stilted and clumsy performances, give the film that loud, hysterical, crass feel of the first and lend to it a strangely trashy edge. You know what? I'll take trashy over safe and politically correct in my slasher sequels anytime.

There are a few problems with “Return” that hopefully the filmmakers have some time to fix. The pre-release cut Icons of Fright saw features a lackluster score and often amateurish editing. Be honest with yourself though: The original “Sleepaway Camp” is a fun 80's slasher movie (which this one really captures the spirit of) but it's not an amazing example of fine or remarkable filmmaking. Still, the original score made it much more cinematic and theatrical than this one comes across. Without that vintage-style score this sequel feels cheap. The pedestrian editing, featuring long fade-ins and outs between scenes, hurts the pace of the movie. Both these elements leave the film feeling somewhat unfinished, and after 5 years that's unacceptable. Also, considering the pedigree of this film the ending is somewhat anti-climactic.

Still, it's hard not to recommend the film, especially to any fan that's been waiting for a true follow-up. It's got everything you're going to want from a “Sleepaway Camp” sequel: A bunch of obnoxious, nasty, rude camp-goers getting burned, skinned, crushed, and eaten alive in a movie that's only a few half-shirts and denim shorts from looking like it's 1983 all over again.

Return to Sleepaway Camp

-Mike Cucinotta

 

 

Return to Sleepaway Camp

Check out the trailer at our previous news post HERE!

Visit the official SLEEPAWAY CAMP website at: http://www.sleepawaycampmovies.com/

Our FRIGHT exclusive interview with FELISSA ROSE!



And JEFF HAYES!



August 09, 2008

Age-Restricted Trailer To DANCE OF THE DEAD!

Below you can check out an "age-restricted" trailer to director Gregg Bishop's DANCE OF THE DEAD, courtesy of IGN. DANCE OF THE DEAD hits DVD on October 14th (from Lionsgate) and stars Jared Kusnitz, Greyson Chadwick, Chandler Darby, Carissa Capobianco, THE SIGNAL's Justin Welborn (!), Randy McDowell, Michael V. Mammoliti and Mark Lynch. DANCE OF THE DEAD synopsis: "On the night of the big High-School Prom, the dead rise to eat the living, and the only people who can stop them are the losers who couldn't get dates to the dance." The script was written by Joe Ballarini. We've been looking forward to this one! Check out the trailer below!

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RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP DVD Cover Art!

Magnolia/Magnet have revealed the cover art to the long awaited RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP, which is scheduled to hit DVD shelves on October 14th, 2008! (See below!)


RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP is a direct sequel to the original SLEEPAWAY CAMP and was written and directed by Robert Hiltzik, helmer of the original. Back from SLEEPAWAY CAMP are actors Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tierston and Paul DeAngelo. The flick also stars Vincent Pastore (THE SOPRANOS) and Isaac Hayes! (Chef!) You can check out the trailer at our previous news post HERE! And visit the official website: http://www.sleepawaycampmovies.com/

Check out these FRIGHT exclusive related interviews!

Our FRIGHT exclusive interview with FELISSA ROSE!



And JEFF HAYES!

 

August 05, 2008

THE LOST BOYS... 3?!

Ouch! The word on THE LOST BOYS 2: THE TRIBE has not been good! But despite the negative buzz, is Warner's really debating a LOST BOYS 3? According to Moviehole they are! And if this report is accurate, then it'll be the sequel we all wanted to see. One that actually has both Frog Brothers (played by Corey Feldman AND Jason Newlander) as well as Corey Haim's character Sam. (Although if THIS video isn't truly staged, then they're in trouble!)

Haim only appears after the credits in LOST BOYS 2, while Newlander only pops up on the DVD's deleted alternate ending! So, a new film with these 3 is a good start for redemption with the fans.

Moviehole's Clint says, "I've spoken to one of the chaps involved in the movie since its DVD debut last week and he promises me that there will definitely be more Sam and Alan in "Lost Boys 3". Feldman, Haim and Newlander will be the stars of the next chapter." More when we hear it!

August 04, 2008

Tons Of Bloody FEAST 2 Images Emerge!

Being HUGE fans of the first FEAST movie, we can not wait for FEAST 2: SLOPPY SECONDS to hit DVD this October! (October 7th to be exact!) And if these pictures are any indication of whats to come, we're in for a nice bloody follow-up sequel! Check out these choice images of Honey Pie (Jenny Wade) and some of FEAST 2's monsters! (As well as cast!)











Filmed back to back with FEAST 3, Jon Gulager returns as director on FEAST 2: SLOPPY SECONDS, as do original writers Marcus Dunstan & Patrick Melton (FREDDY VS. JASON, FRIDAY THE 13TH remake). The monsterous sequel stars Jenny Wade, Krista Allen, Balthazar Getty, Diane Goldner, Clu Gulager, Navi Rawet, Josh Zuckerman and Judah Friedlander (!).

July 25, 2008

RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP Trailer!

Hot on the heels of last week's announcement that Magnolia Pictures would be putting out the long-awaited sequel RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP on DVD October 14th, now the official SLEEPAWAY CAMP website has posted an exclusive on-line trailer! Go to the following link: http://www.sleepawaycampmovies.com/ (or click the teaser image below) and the trailer will appear on the main index page! (Note: Firefox users may have problems opening the trailer. Internet Explorer seems to work fine though.)



RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP is a direct sequel to the original, the new SLEEPAWAY CAMP (the 4th in the series if you're counting) was written and directed by Robert Hiltzik, helmer of the original. Back from SLEEPAWAY CAMP are actors Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tierston and Paul DeAngelo. The flick also stars Vincent Pastore (THE SOPRANOS) and Isaac Hayes! (Chef!)

UPDATED: Trailer is now available on You Tube! You can watch it below!



We're awaiting more word on RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP, so we'll keep you posted! In the meantime, check out these FRIGHT exclusive related interviews!

Our FRIGHT exclusive interview with FELISSA ROSE!



And JEFF HAYES!

 

July 21, 2008

Finally! RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP On DVD October 14th!

Finally! FANGORIA got the word that the long awaited (and long-delayed) SLEEPAWAY CAMP sequel RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP was picked up for distribution by Magnolia Pictures and will be released on DVD October 14th, 2008! A direct sequel to the original, the new SLEEPAWAY CAMP (the 4th in the series if you're counting) was written and directed by Robert Hiltzik, helmer of the original. Back from SLEEPAWAY CAMP are actors Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tierston and Paul DeAngelo. The flick also stars Vincent Pastore (THE SOPRANOS) and Isaac Hayes! (Chef!)

Magnolia
is no stranger to genre fare having released THE SIGNAL and THE HOST, as well as recently picking up the distribution rights for RED based on the Jack Ketchum novel.

We're awaiting more word on RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP, so we'll keep you posted! In the meantime, check out these FRIGHT exclusive related interviews!

Our FRIGHT exclusive interview with FELISSA ROSE!



And JEFF HAYES!



For more SLEEPAWAY CAMP goodies, visit: http://www.sleepawaycampmovies.com

July 20, 2008

WRONG TURN 3 Plot Details?!

Dread Central got an anonymous tip with the supposed plot details to FOX's upcoming DTV sequel WRONG TURN 3, the follow-up to one of the most successful DVD releases of last year WRONG TURN 2 (directed by Joe Lynch and starring Henry Rollins). Keep in mind this is unconfirmed, but below is the supposed plot synopsis for WRONG TURN 3, which is being helmed by Declan O'Brien. (We figured this would give us a chance to link you to our Joe Lynch interview again, since it's one of our personal favorites!)

From DREAD: "Fonda and her friends go to the woods for a couple of days. Her friends are killed by the wild, now staple mutant killer, Three Finger, who of course cannibalizes them. She is left to fend for herself, but not for long. Meanwhile some dangerous prisoners are being transferred by Nate Wilson, a prison warden, on his last day before leaving to become a lawyer. During transport their truck is attacked by Three Finger and the prisoners escape. While being chased through the woods, the prisoners come across an abandoned truck filled with bags of money. One-by-one Three Finger kills all the prisoners and everyone who searches for them ..."


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!


July 18, 2008

FEAST 2 and PULSE 2: AFTERLIFE Images Emerge!

Shock Till You Drop.com got a series of exclusive images from Dimension Extreme/Genius Products for both FEAST 2: SLOPPY SECONDS and PULSE 2: AFTERLIFE. Filmed back to back with FEAST 3, Jon Gulager returns as director on FEAST 2: SLOPPY SECONDS, as do original writers Marcus Dunstan & Patrick Melton (FREDDY VS. JASON, FRIDAY THE 13TH remake). The monsterous sequel stars Jenny Wade (pictured below), Diane Goldner, Clu Gulager and Judah Friedlander (!). PULSE 2: AFTERLIFE stars Jamie Bamber (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA), Boti Bliss, Noureen DeWulf and was written & directed by Joel Soisson. FEAST 2: SLOPPY SECONDS hits DVD on October 21st, while PULSE 2: AFTERLIFE bows on September 30th.

Click this teaser image for more images on SHOCK's site from FEAST 2: SLOPPY SECONDS:


Click this teaser image for more images on SHOCK's site from PULSE 2: AFTERLIFE:

July 11, 2008

PULSE 2: AFTERLIFE DVD Cover!

Because you asked for it, a sequel to PULSE hits DVD on September 30th! ... Oh, you didn't ask for it? Well, it's coming regardless! From Genius Products under the Dimension Extreme banner, PULSE 2: AFTERLIFE stars Jamie Bamber (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA), Boti Bliss, Noureen DeWulf and was written & directed by Joel Soisson. Cover art and synopsis is below!

Synopsis: The world has been reshaped by the invasion of ghosts via the wireless internet. Cities are deserted, technology has been destroyed and the few remaining human beings eschew anything electrical in order to avoid a confrontation with the soulless ghosts that now wander the planet. Most of the ghosts are doomed to a repetitive loop of something they did while they were still despairing humans (a man repeatedly hangs himself, for example), but there are some ghosts so locked in denial, they do not know they are dead. They continue to haunt their homes, wrapped in fear that their souls will soon be torn from them.


July 09, 2008

JEEPERS CREEPERS 3: CATHEDRAL Ready For Pre-Production!

FANGORIA reports that JEEPERS CREEPERS III: CATHEDRAL is about to head into pre-production with writer/director/series creator Victor Salva once again at the helm! The article gives away plenty of great tid-bits about what we can expect from the new sequel! For starters, Salva tells FANGO that the new film "does include a prologue in the Old West where we see how the Creeper became a frightening part of cowboy and Native American folklore." After a brief stop in the past, the script picks up exactly where JEEPERS II left off, with a new 23rd spring only a day away.

It appears that the new film will feature returning cast members from both JEEPERS CREEPERS films! Salva revealed, "I will say that one aspect of the third film features Trish Jenner (again played by Gina Philips from the original film), who, 23 years later, has a teenage son of her own, named Darry after her long lost brother. Trish is having a terrible recurring dream where her son meets the same terrible fate as her brother. Now a rich and powerful woman, Trish is determined to stop the Creeper once and for all."

Salva continues, "The other elements of the story, which easily make JEEPERS CREEPERS III the biggest film of the three, include some of the scariest and most intense Creeper stuff we have ever attempted."

One thing the director is keeping a lid on is the true meaning behind the sequel's subtitle "CATHEDRAL", which he claims "is a large part of the film created especially for all our loyal JEEPERS CREEPERS fans."

Ray Wise and Jonthan Breck also return! Click HERE for the original FANGORIA article. More details when we hear 'em!


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July 03, 2008

STEEL TRAP On DVD July 15th!

Direct from Genius Products and The Weinstein Company, the upcoming Dimension Extreme title, STEEL TRAP, snaps onto DVD July 15.



From Chicago Underground Film Festival Award-winning* director, Luis Cámara, comes the gruesome story of a vengeful masked killer hosting a unique party game that turns out to be deadly. Five pseudo-celebrities bored with a New Year’s Eve celebration on the top of an abandoned skyscraper jump at the chance of attending an exclusive V.I.P. party on the 27th floor but when the party is crashed by a vicious maniac, they quickly realize they will not be ringing in a new year with a smile.

Full of puzzles, twists and blood-splattering terror, STEEL TRAP is a gore-filled horror film in the vein of Saw and Hostel. - Dimension Extreme

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES:

· Deleted Scenes (With Optional commentary)
· Audio Commentary by Director Luis Camera
· The Making of Steel Trap
· Still Gallery

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July 01, 2008

WRONG TURN 3 Begins Casting; Director Locked!

Considering that last year's WRONG TURN 2: DEAD END was the most successful Direct To DVD release for Fox, another sequel was inevitable! Fox is moving forward with WRONG TURN 3 and has just begun the casting process. Declan O'Brien has officially been tapped to direct the 2nd sequel. O'Brien recently directed CYCLOPS, GENESIS CODE and ROCK MONSTER. No info on the plot yet but we'll keep you posted as the film develops.

Check out our FRIGHT exclusive interview with the director of WRONG TURN 2, JOE LYNCH by clicking the frame below!



While you're at it, why not check out our FRIGHT exclusive interview with the lead of WRONG TURN 2, ERICA LEERHSEN!


June 18, 2008

NOBODY LOVES ALICE On DVD June 24th!

We just got in a few images and the official press release for the Indie-Pictures release NOBODY LOVES ALICE, which will be available on DVD next Tuesday June 24th! Delusions, Dysfunction and Devastation Reign as Alice Wreaks Havoc in the Horrifying Feature Directorial Debut from Roger A. Scheck. Check out some images from the movie, along with the synopsis below. You can check out the trailer over at the movie's official website www.nobodylovesalice.com!


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REST STOP 2: DON'T LOOK BACK DVD Cover Art; Special Features!

The sequel to Raw Feed's debut DTV title REST STOP: DON'T LOOK BACK hits shelves on October 7th, 2008. The follow-up written by John Shiban and directed by Shawn Papazian stars Richard Tillman, Jessie Ward, Graham Norris, Brionne Davis, Steve Railsback & Joey Mendicino. Special features include: Audio commentary by briter/producer John Shiban and director Shawn Papazian, Alternate ending, Deleted scenes (Buddy, Meet the Family, Dinner with the Family), Doomed to Repeat: The Mythology of Rest Stop featurette, Bonus scene (The Owner’s Demise). Check out the cover art & synopsis below!


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Ready for another LEPRECHAUN movie? Nah. How 'bout TRILOQUIST!

So, is everyone ready for another LEPRECHAUN movie? Me neither. However, from the same twisted minds that created the green little monsters anthology comes forth a new horror comedy called TRILOQUIST! Our July 1st, 2008!



“In a seedy Hollywood motel, a down-and-out ventriloquist overdos