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August 12, 2010

New Clip, Cover Art For HATCHET Blu-Ray!

On September 7th, Anchor Bay Entertainment releases a brand-new Blu-Ray release of Adam Green's fan favorite "slasher" pic HATCHET and we've got a quick tease from the all new commentary track exclusive to this new edition below!



Make sure to check out our report from the HATCHET 2 panel at last month's Comic-Con right HERE. And also, here's our report from the set of the sequel right HERE.

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June 03, 2010

REVIEW: A Look At THE WOLFMAN Blu-Ray!

When you look back on the cinematic exploits of lycanthropes, there is most certainly a big difference between a "werewolf" depicted on screen and "The Wolf Man".  The original Wolf Man, as portrayed by Lon Chaney Jr in the 1941 Universal monster classic is unarguably the definitive "wolf man". Yes, there are amazing versions of the beast in everything from AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON to THE HOWLING to THE MONSTER SQUAD to DOG SOLDIERS to many, many more. But if you bring up that image to the left, the first thing you think is "THAT's the Wolf Man".

As far as the theatrical version of Joe Johnston's remake, all I wanted was an old-school gothic monster movie with a kick-ass version of the monster I'd grown up loving. And sure enough, whenever Benicio Del Toro graced the screen in full make-up, literally tearing people limb from limb, I thought "Holy sh*t... THAT is the Wolf Man!"

Despite it's few plot inconsistencies most likely caused by numerous re-edits,  THE WOLFMAN is one of the better remakes of a classic property. While the story is slightly tweaked from the original version (including setting this one in the 1890's as opposed to the 40's), the basic premise is similar enough. In this version, Larry Talbot is a traveling actor who's been estranged from his family since a psychologically damaging incident from his childhood. He returns home after learning of the disappearance and murder of his brother. He's attacked by the same beast and later starts going on his own nighttime extra curricular activities.

Emily Blunt plays Gwen Conliffe, the object of Larry's affections and also widow to his recently deceased brother. Anthony Hopkins plays the senior Talbot.

Benicio Del Toro playing Larry Talbot and the Wolfman seems like perfect casting, especially considering the actor's resemblance to Lon Chaney Jr.  However, in the theatrical version, his performance (or as some reviewers have argued, his lack of one) is by far the weakest link. The director's cut however fixes that, so anyone disappointed with Talbot's lack of character development should be satisfied with his portrayal (now more in tact) in this new version.



The director's cut clocks in at a solid 2 hours. It's most notable is the first 20-30 minutes, which almost feel like a completely different movie. In this version, rather then send a letter, Gwen travels to meet with Larry backstage after a London performance of Hamlet and informs him in person of his brother's disappearance. After much debate, primarily out of fear of seeing his father again, Larry hops on a train and heads back home. On the train ride, he encounters Max von Sydow (!) who gives him the infamous wolf's head cane. While to the average movie-goer, this may seem slowly paced, it's fine for the gothic tone this film is trying to emulate. There are other little additions sprinkled all the way through out which make the director's cut a more complete movie, but be forewarned, Del Toro doesn't turn into the Wolfman for the first time until the hour mark. It's a tough call to say which version is "better". As a diehard Wolfman fan, I'm just thrilled to have both. The theatrical cut moves at a brisk pace, but if you have the patience and desire to watch a more deliberately slow paced old-school horror movie, then you'll enjoy all the extra goodies in the director's cut.

The Blu-Ray sports plenty of great special features. There are a handful of deleted scenes, the most notable is when the Wolfman invades a costume party and no one suspects the threat of this party crasher. It's a great and humorous scene to watch on it's own, but I can understand how it doesn't exactly fit in the middle of the London rooftop chase scene as it currently stands in the movie. There are also 2 alternate endings, both of which are interesting but inferior to the one that ended up in the final film.

The first featurette on the disc is Return Of The Wolfman, a basic behind the scenes and interview montage segment that covers not only the production of the film, but the history of the Universal monster movies. It's pretty straight forward stuff, but the real gold is the next two featurettes which focus on the Wolfman himself. The Beast Maker is a great, great segment with make-up FX legend Rick Baker talking about his love of the character and how he set about updating it for this new remake. Of note is the test footage (Rick Baker made himself up as the Wolfman for these clips) which shows his ideas for doing the transformation practically! Why they opted to go with CGI transformations after getting this little tease of what Baker had in store for us will forever be one of those studio mysteries. Alas, hopefully Baker will get a chance to do another werewolf movie one day and fully realize the vision he started here. Also cool are dozens of various early designs we get to see for the Wolfman. Del Toro even insisted that some of the fake body parts be made edible so he could really get down and dirty and eat some flesh while behind that mask. The next featurette Transformation Secrets focuses on the CGI FX of the movie. (Some shots surprisingly I didn't even realize were CG which is a credit to the work done here.) While I'm sure myself and other fans would've loved to have seen Baker's practical transformations, the work done here is among the best I've seen for a movie of this scale.



The Wolfman Unleashed is a great featurette that focuses on the stunt work and action set pieces from the film. It's neat to see video cam footage of stuntman Spencer Wilding in full Wolfman gear jumping from rooftops and running at incredible speeds on moving mats. Also, after watching this, it seems fairly obvious that while I'm sure Benicio is there for the majority of the close-up shots, Spencer seems to have played the Wolfman for a considerable amount of the movie.

If you missed THE WOLFMAN in theaters... shame on you!

In all seriousness, this is a great package. Not only to see two different versions of the movie, but for the features which really are excellent. The disc is worth it alone just for the Rick Baker segment. Recommended. - Robg.

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BONUS CLIPS

THE WOLFMAN Blu-ray Bonus Clip – Creating Wolfman Speed and Movement

In this bonus feature clip from THE WOLFMAN Blu-ray, director Joe Johnston and others show how they accomplished the Wolfman’s speeds in this exclusive behind-the-scenes look.



THE WOLFMAN U-Control™ Blu-ray Bonus Clip – Transforming Man into Wolfman
In this bonus clip from THE WOLFMAN Blu-ray, VFX Producer Karen Murphy shows how hand animation was used in this exclusive behind-the-scenes look through Universal’s new U-Control™ feature that lets the viewer access bonus materials without leaving the movie.
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THE WOLFMAN Blu-ray Bonus Clip – Behind the Scenes with Rick Baker - NEW!
In this bonus clip from THE WOLFMAN Blu-ray, Creature Effects Designer Rick Baker talks about his role in the film through Universal’s new U-Control™ feature that lets the viewer access bonus materials without leaving the movie.



THE WOLFMAN Blu-ray Bonus Clip – Lighting Talbot Hall Set - NEW!
In this bonus clip from THE WOLFMAN Blu-ray, Director of Photography Shelly Johnson talks about Talbot Hall in this exclusive behind-the-scenes look through Universal’s new U-Control™ feature that lets the viewer access bonus materials without leaving the movie.

October 17, 2009

New Icons Reviews!

We at Icons don't want you to think that we forgot about reviews, so here are 3 new ones for you!  Mike Cucinotta and I take a look at new Halloween favorite TRICK 'R TREAT, I give my views on the underappreciated George Romero film THE CRAZIES, and Australia's own Mad Man Dan Price sat through the Land Down Under's "you have to see it to believe it" HOWLING III.

Look for more reviews in the upcoming, as October is our favorite month for ghouls, crazies and marsupials!

-Phil Fasso

October 13, 2009

DVD/Blu-Ray Releases for October 13, 2009

Another big day for digital releases of horror films. 

Perhaps the most anticipated DVD of the bunch is the long-awaited THE STEPFATHER, the Terry O'Quinn cult classic that has only been available by way of bootleg until now.  Fans can finally purchase a legitimate copy, that boasts several extras.  Another oldie garnering its first official release is HARDWARE.  If you're looking for new scares, DRAG ME TO HELL also comes out today.  For the kids, there's the animated KONG: RETURN TO THE JUNGLE.  The latter three are also available as Blu-Ray discs.

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On the Blu-Ray front, THE CRAFT will see its first releases on the hi-def format.

As the calendar brings us closer to Halloween, the horror releases keep coming.  Pick up these and many more in the weeks ahead.

 --Phil Fasso

October 06, 2009

DVD/Blu-Ray Releases for Oct. 6, 2009

The Chinese proverbs warns you, "May your life be interesting," and today sure is an interesting day for DVD and Blu-Ray releases, to say the least.

 

 

This week sees the DVD releases of the much lauded THE CHILDREN, as well as a pair of remakes, one long shelved, one a SyFy version of a Stephen King adaptation that's being remade elsewhere, neither much called for.  Yes, Oct. 6 sees the release of IT'S ALIVE and CHILDREN OF THE CORN.

 

 

 

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 For those with Blu-Ray players, Takashi Miike's deceptively vicious AUDITION sees its re-release in the high-def form.  Miike's Japanese, and I can personally affirm that the Chinese proverb doesn't apply to this one.Audition Blu Ray  At least not until it's killer ending, which should shock and disgust like few others.

 

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!


FRIGHT EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - DVD PRODUCER DAN FARRANDS!

Just added! A FRIGHT exclusive interview with DVD producer DAN FARRANDS! It seems like writer Dan Farrands can't escape his connection to the FRIDAY THE 13TH series. He made his debut in the horror genre penning the screenplay for HALLOWEEN: THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS and later went on to produce an adaptation of Jack Ketchum's THE GIRL NEXT DOOR as well as the recent box office hit THE HAUNTING OF CONNECTICUT. Most recently, after directing the documentary HIS NAME WAS JASON: 30 YEARS OF FRIDAY THE 13TH, Farrands jumped on board to produce the special "DELUXE" editions of FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 4: THE FINAL CHAPTER, FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 5: A NEW BEGINNING, FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI: JASON LIVES, FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VII: THE NEW BLOOD and FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN. We caught up with him to get the low down on all the FRIDAY material he was able to uncover after having been locked away in the Paramount vaults for years! Every thing FRIDAY THE 13TH fans have been wondering about is answered in our in-depth interview! Click HERE or the image below to read it now!


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.


Teaser Trailer For Short Film 2:22!

Filmmaker Steven Shea from Abyssmal Entertainment just sent over a few pics and the teaser trailer for his latest short film 2:22. ICONS actually spoke to Shea back when he was promoting his feature HOODOO FOR VOODOO (Read that HERE). 2:22 was written & directed by Shea and stars Tara Lightfoot as Vicki Palmer, whom after an incredible night out with her girlfriends is wrenched from her peaceful slumber and cast mercilessly into a world spinning out of control. Writhing half naked on the cold porcelain tile of her bathroom floor, Vickie desperately tries to piece together the tragic turn of events that has twisted her once carefree life into a nightmare of pain and suffering. But when she discovers the truth, will it be too late to save her from eternal damnation?

Check out the teaser trailer below along with a few productions stills!

2:22 Short Film - Trailer from Abyssmal Entertainment on Vimeo.








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....




TERMINATOR: SALVATION DVD/Blu-Ray December 1st!

A few days ago, we posted a listing of the features you can expect on the upcoming TERMINATOR: SALVATION DVD and Blu-Ray release. Now, Warner Brothers has provided us with an official release date: December 1st, 2009.

The single disc DVD will feature the original theatrical trailer along with both Widescreen and Fill Screen versions of the movie. It looks like the Blu-Ray's got all the good though including both theatrical and director's cut versions of the movie, Maximum Movie Mode - An McG video commentary similar to what Zach Snyder did for WATCHMEN where the director hosts in front of the movie as it plays, and much, much more. (See our previous post HERE for a full list of features.)

The latest in the TERMINATOR franchise is directed by McG and stars Christian Bale as John Conner, Sam Worthington, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anton Yelchin, Common, Moon Bloodgood and Michael Ironside.


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


ORPHAN DVD/Blu-Ray Details! Arriving October 27th!

DVDActive is reporting that ORPHAN will hit DVD and Blu-Ray on October 27th. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (HOUSE OF WAX) from a script by David Johnson (based on the story by Alex Mace), ORPHAN stars Peter Sarsgaard, Vera Farmiga, CCH Pounder and Isabelle Fuhrman as Esther.

As far as bonus material for the discs, DVD Active states, "The only extra material on the DVD release will be additional scenes and an alternate ending. The Blu-ray release will include those scenes, along with a Mama's Little Devils: Bad Seeds, Evil Kids and Orphan featurette, and a digital copy of the film."

Check out the cover below! And read all our interviews from ORPHAN's theatrical release at our previous post HERE!




Tim Sullivan's DRIFTWOOD Premiering on CHILLER 9/11 @ 10PM!

Have you guys checked out Tim Sullivan's follow-up to 2001 MANIACS, DRIFTWOOD? If not, it's a great little film you should check out and it'll actually be premiering on Chiller TV this Friday September 11th at 10PM. Below is the full press release about the airing! Check it:

Tim Sullivan’s teen ghost story DRIFTWOOD will be making its network premiere on NBC Universal’s Chiller network Friday, September 11th at 10 PM.

THE STORY: Riddled with guilt over the loss of his rock star older brother, 16 year old David Forrester (Ricky Ullman) becomes obsessed with death, leading his misguided parents to send him to Driftwood, an "Attitude Adjustment Camp for Troubled Youths" run by the sadistic Captain Doug Kennedy (Diamond Dallas Page) and his brutal young henchman, Yates (Talan Torriero). Once there, David becomes haunted by the spirit of Jonathan (Connor Ross), a former inmate who met a mysterious end; a mystery whose resolution could very well be David's only way out..............

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: After completing production on the horror comedy 2001 MANIACS, an admittedly over-the-top, decidedly non-PC “Splatstick”, co-writer/director Tim Sullivan found himself disturbed by a post-Columbine trend in America; the proliferation of privately owned and run “Attitude Adjustment Camps” for youths deemed troubled and problematic by their parents. Though some youth, in fact, may require severe response to their crimes and violence (i.e. hardened youth offenders who actually find their way into the government run juvenile prison system), the psychology (and business plan) behind these “Adjustment Camps” is to play upon the fears of wealthy parents unable to relate to their teenager that Little Johnny’s troubling behavior may actually be the budding seeds of the next teen “Columbine Killer”. The horrid part is that the definition of ‘troubling’ could easily be that Junior listens to AFI and HIM, reads FANGORIA magazine, wears black, has piercings in unseen places, and (horror of all horrors) may actually prefer the same sex to the girl next door. Thus, on a regular basis, kids who just don’t click with Mom and Dad are being shipped to attitude adjustment camps all over the USA, where they are brutalized, programmed and in some extreme cases, actually murdered (as recently exemplified by the headline making death of a young boy in such an Attitude Adjustment Camp in Florida). The greatest nightmare of all— If Little Johnny is under the age of 18, he’s got no legal rights whatsoever, and if Mom and Dad sign him over, he’s a prisoner till he turns 18. And so, with 2001 MANIACS and SNOOP DOGG’S HOOD OF HORROR under his belt, Sullivan enlisted writing partner Chris Kobin to tackle another type of horror for his follow-up. A complete flip in vibe from the broad tone of his first two features, DRIFTWOOD is a character driven supernatural thriller that has been described as STAND BY ME meets GHOST STORY. It’s Sullivan’s way of expressing his driving philosophy (as expressed in his first producing effort, the cult classic DETROIT ROCK CITY) that no one should be forced to be what they are not, for if and when that does occur, the real nightmares truly do take shape… Welcome to DRIFTWOOD.

Sullivan is currently editing the follow-up to 2001 MANIACS (entitled BEVERLY HELLBILLYS), which will have its US premiere at the American Film Market this November.

CHECK OUT SHOWTIMES FOR DRIFTWOOD on CHILLER TV at www.chillertv.com

Channel 257 on DIRECT TV
Channel 199 on the DISH NETWORK
Channel 193 on VERIZON FiOS
Channel 153 on AT & T U-Verse


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

R-Rated "Director's Cut" Of TERMINATOR: SALVATION Coming!

Not sure if anything additional could make a good movie out of the terribly disappointing TERMINATOR: SALVATION, but regardless, we can expect an "R-rated Director's Cut" of the film when it hits DVD & Blu-Ray according to Blu-Ray.com. No confirmed release date for the US, but it looks like the UK is getting the DVD on November 23rd. Below is the cover art and special features courtesy of www.terminatorchronicles.com.

Blu-ray High Def Bonus Material

* “Re-Forging the Future” – Go behind the scenes of Terminator Salvation with an exclusive set tour.
* “The Moto-Terminator” – See how the Terminator Salvation visual effects crew and Ducati partnered to create the slick and deadly Moto-Terminator!
* Maximum Movie Mode featuring director McG deconstructing the film’s key moments.
* Picture (PiP) commentary with cast and crew interviews, storyboards, still galleries, timeline and more!
* Plus, 11 mini featurette focus points spotlighting how the ground-breaking special effects were created!

BD LIVE Content Includes:

* “Resist Or Be Terminated” Tech Com videos (nine viral videos from the theatrical campaign and four new videos from the Home Entertainment campaign)
* “The Final Resistance” video – access the secret plans of Skynet
* CINECHAT – BD-Live technology that lets viewers around the world chat live about this, or any other CINECHAT enabled BD disc, from Sony Pictures International Home Entertainment!



The latest in the TERMINATOR franchise is directed by McG and stars Christian Bale as John Conner, Sam Worthington, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anton Yelchin, Common, Moon Bloodgood and Michael Ironside.

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

Behind-The-Scenes Video Of DEXTER: Season 4!

Showtime has just posted a great behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming 4th Season of DEXTER! Check it out embedded below!



See the "Under Pressure" teaser trailer HERE! See several videos from the panel at our previous news post HERE! See the trailer for DEXTER Season 4 at our news post HERE! And the trailer for DEXTER: EARLY CUTS, the animated webseries HERE.

Check out the teaser posters & bobble heads from Comic-Con 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, Keith Carradine, Lauren Vélez and C.S. Lee.


Rob Zombie Talks Alternate Director's Cut Of HALLOWEEN 2!

We recently sat down for a roundtable interview with Rob Zombie to discuss all things HALLOWEEN 2 and among one of the topics that came up was the "unused" trailer, which features snippets of footage NOT in the final theatrical version. Considering the time restraints on the editing process, I asked Zombie if the version of HALLOWEEN 2 opening in theaters this weekend was his complete vision, or if there was a longer or alternate "director's cut" with more of the stuff from the trailers. Here's what he had to say:

"The thing is – editing is a crucial time and when you get rushed through that process, you’re never 100 percent sure that you’ve got exactly the perfect take of every actor, or the perfect moment because there’s so much footage to go through and so you do your best to do it with the time that you have."

"As far as a longer cut for the director’s cut, there is another version of the movie that’s very, very different that will probably be the director’s cut. There were 2 ways we could cut the movie. The way we cut it for the theatrical, Laurie Strode’s character is the main difference in the two. (In the theatrical) She’s holding it together, getting her life together and it starts spiraling downward. In the other version, she’s an incredible mess and gets worse. She never has any good moments, she’s just messed up, she’s lashing out at everyone, she’s horrible. Messed up on drugs, she’s just completely spun out through the whole movie. It makes for a real challenging movie to watch and I feel like I don’t know if fans would’ve embraced so much darkness."

"Everything’s the same in that version except for her. There’s other scenes with her, and mostly with Annie. Her relationship with Annie is horrible and they’re at each other’s throats through the whole movie. They are not in the theatrical version."

So we can probably look forward to a DVD with an alternate, "darker" cut. I'm not sure I myself as a fan could embrace the idea of Laurie Strode being unsympathetic, which is what the above scenario sounds like to me. While brief, I appreciated her estranged relationship with Annie in the theatrical cut of HALLOWEEN 2.

More interviews later today!


HALLOWEEN II 5th TV spot is HERE. 4th TV spot is HERE. 3rd TV spot can be viewed HERE. See the 2nd TV Spot at our previous news post HERE. See the latest trailers right HERE as well as the 1st TV Spot right HERE! Behind-the-scenes video can be found right HERE.

Click the following image for an ICONS exclusive pic of Michael Myers:



Make sure to check out the first trailer to HALLOWEEN 2 right HERE. Latest theatrical one-sheet poster right HERE! New pic of the pumpkin "dream" sequence character HERE! New pic of Sheriff Brackett right HERE! New pic of Loomis and a new poster can be seen right HERE! Don't forget to read our brand new FRIGHT exclusive interview with ROB ZOMBIE by clicking the frame below!



Rob Zombie returns to write and direct HALLOWEEN 2, which stars Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif, Sherri Moon Zombie, Danielle Harris, Brea Grant, Caroline Williams, Margot Kidder, Daniel Roebuck, Chase Wright Vanek, Dayton Callie, Richard Brake, Matt Bush, Howard Hesseman, Bill Fagerbakke, Jeff Daniel Phillips & Mark Christopher Lawrence. HALLOWEEN II is now playing!!!

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 19, 2009

DRAG ME TO HELL Blu-Ray Cover Art & Special Features!

Sam Raimi's criminally overlooked horror film DRAG ME TO HELL is due to hit video store shelves on October 13th. And now you can make up for not going to see it in theaters by picking up the DVD/Blu-Ray! Below is a listing of the features, along with the Blu-Ray cover art. Once again, feature-wise, it looks like the Blu-Ray's the way to go. Check it:

Bonus features include:

• Production Video Diaries - Over 30 minutes of behind-the-scenes scares, secrets and surprises featuring stars Justin Long and Alison Lohman.

Blu-ray hi-def (exclusive):

• BD-LIVE - Allows viewers to connect to the Internet and access new and exciting exclusive online and interactive features, including My Scenes Sharing and My Chat.
• Digital Copy - Transfer Drag Me To Hell Unrated Director's Cut to your iPod®, Mac® or PC and experience it anywhere, anytime!
• Universal Ticker - Exclusive on Blu-ray(TM) Hi-Def, Universal Studios Home Entertainment launches the new Universal Ticker which provides up-to-date news about upcoming titles, Blu-ray features and exclusive events!


Directed by Sam Raimi and Co-written with brother Ivan Raimi, DRAG ME TO HELL stars Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver, Jessica Lucas, David Paymer, Dileep Rao & Reggie Lee. On DVD/Blu-Ray October 13th!

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!


















Paris Hilton Guest Starring On... SUPERNATURAL?!

Stranger things have happened to the Winchester boys... but according to E! Online, Paris Hilton will be making a guest appearance on SUPERNATURAL, Episode 5 of Season 5. (New season starts September 10th, Season 4 hits DVD & Blu-Ray on September 1st!)

I suppose it's no surprise considering Hilton has made genre appearances before in both HOUSE OF WAX and REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA. E! Online says, "Details about Hilton's role are being kept under wraps, but we are advised that freaking out is not necessary. A source close to the show tells us: "The fans should trust [show runner] Eric Kripke." (We've heard the storyline, and when you see it you will die. It's awesome.)"

SUPERNATURAL stars Jensen Ackles & Jared Padalecki. More when we hear it! Original post HERE!


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

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.
















DRAG ME TO HELL Comes To DVD October 20th!

Where the hell were you guys when Sam Raimi's DRAG ME TO HELL was playing in theaters?! You missed hands down his best film since EVIL DEAD 2: DEAD BY DAWN, so don't expect an EVIL DEAD 4 when you didn't support his latest horror effort in theaters where to the big wigs it counts!

Regardless, you can see what you missed as Moviefone's website revealed an October 20th release date for the DVD. No other info at this time, but as soon as we get feature specs and cover artwork, we'll post it!


Directed by Sam Raimi and Co-written with brother Ivan Raimi, DRAG ME TO HELL stars Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver, Jessica Lucas, David Paymer, Dileep Rao & Reggie Lee.

 

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!


2nd Teaser Poster For ALL ABOUT EVIL!

Below you'll find the second teaser poster for ALL ABOUT EVIL. You may remember the (awesome) premiere poster featured the film's star, Natasha Lyonne, covered in blood. (See that in our previous news post HERE!) This second poster showcases the hauntingly beautiful Jade and Nikita Ramsey who play "Veda" and "Vera"; killer twins who were institutionalized earlier in life after murdering their family at seven years of age. They are silent but deadly and were born knowing all about evil.



We're told there will be five more posters released over the next five months so that the collection will total seven, along with the first trailer once the official website goes live. We'll keep you posted on when that happens!

Something evil this way comes...

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

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

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

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 25, 2009

John Lithgow Talks DEXTER In New Video!

Showtime just posted several videos from the Comic-Con presentation for DEXTER Season 4. In this first clip, veteran actor John Lithgow talks about joining the cast for the upcoming season which is set to debut on September 27th! Check it out, followed by 2 more video clips from the panel!







See MORE clips from the DEXTER panel at: http://www.youtube.com/user/SHOWTIME

See the trailer for DEXTER Season 4 at our news post HERE!

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, Keith Carradine, Lauren Vélez and C.S. Lee.

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

CHILD'S PLAY Blu-Ray Coming September 15th!

Well, MGM has found yet another way to milk ya for your hard earned cash. Remember that Special Edition DVD of CHILD'S PLAY that came out last year? Well, it's finally coming to Blu-Ray on September 15th. Sadly, it doesn't look as though there's anything new on it besides the features already present on the DVD edition. And yet again, the DVD producers have excluded director Tom Holland from this release. (I believe their excuse last time was there wasn't enough time to contact him? Well they had a year between the DVD and Blu-Ray, so what's the excuse this time?)

Anyways, the specs and cover art are below. But before that, ICONS OF FRIGHT record a FREE director's commentary track for CHILD'S PLAY to make your collections complete. Download it at THIS link or by clicking the picture below. You can also download it via iTunes right HERE!




• Audio Commentary with Alex Vincent, Catherine Hicks and “Chucky” designer Kevin Yagher
• Audio Commentary with Producer David Kirschner and Screenwriter Don Mancini
• Select Scene Chucky Commentaries
• Chucky’s Thoughts
• The Advantages of Being Chucky
• Chucky on Filmmaking
• Up Close and Personal with Chucky
• Evil Comes in Small Packages
• The Birth of Chucky
• Creating the Horror
• Unleashed - Chucky: Building a Nightmare
• A Monster Convention
• Vintage Featurette “Introducing Chucky: The Making of Child's Play”
• Chucky’s Back Bitches
• Designer Toy
• Evil Comes in Little Packages

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). Produced by David Kirschner, the 1988 horror hit went on to spawn 4 sequels and is now on the cusp of a new remake. (More on that HERE!)

Visit Tom Holland on My Space: www.myspace.com/5ordie

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.

THE GATE: MONSTROUS SPECIAL EDITION DVD Coming October 6th!

While Alex Winter preps the upcoming 3D remake of THE GATE, Lionsgate is prepping a "monstrous special edition" DVD of the beloved classic horror gem to hit store shelves on October 6th! The new DVD will sport a new audio commentary with director Tibor Takács, interviews with the cast and crew, a still gallery and the theatrical trailer. Check out the cover art below!



The original THE GATE was directed by Tibor Takacs from a script by Michael Nankin and starred Stephen Dorff, Louis Tripp, Christa Denton and Carl Kraines.

Check out our vintage FRIGHT exclusive interview with the writer/director of the original THE GATE (and it's sequel) TIBOR TAKAS! (Click the frame to read it!)


DVD Cover Art For PHANTASM 2!

Last month, we reported that Universal was (finally!) releasing PHANTASM 2 on DVD on September 15th. Now, below you can take a peek at the DVD cover art. Written & directed by Don Coscarelli (BUBBA HO-TEP), PHANTASM II starred James LeGros, Reggie Bannister, Angus Scrimm, Paula Irvine & Samantha Phillips. As of press time the only bonus feature will be the theatrical trailer. (Too bad Anchor Bay couldn't wrestle this away from Universal considering the stellar job they did on the DVD's for the other PHANTASM films!)




July 21, 2009

AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON Coming To Blu-Ray September 15th!

Universal Home Entertainment has set September 15th as the release date for John Landis' classic werewolf flick AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON on Blu-Ray. And fans should be excited, because the Blu-Ray will feature the eagerly awaited feature length documentary BEWARE THE MOON: REMEMBERING AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF. Directed by UK filmmaker Paul Davis, BEWARE THE MOON features dozens of brand new interviews with just about everyone from the cast & crew of the original movie including Landis, Rick Baker, David Naughton, Griffin Dunne, Jenny Agutter & many, many more. Below you can find a listing of what other features the WEREWOLF Blu-Ray will sport!

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


July 10, 2009

TRUE BLOOD "Shapeshifters: World's Greatest Pet Bloopers" Viral Video!

HBO is keeping the viral videos for this hit show TRUE BLOOD coming! Below is a funny little tease titled "World's Greatest Pet Bloopers" which further unveils more "shapeshifters" among us. Keep you eyes peeled on the TV sets in the background of TRUE BLOOD episodes. it's most likely that's where a lot of these viral vids will appear next!



Read our TRUE BLOOD Season 2 preview HERE. Check out the previous viral video featuring "shapeshifters" right HERE or the "Vampire Gymnast Scandal" right HERE or the cook show one HERE! The first season of TRUE BLOOD is now on DVD and Blu-Ray and Season 2 is currently airing every Sunday night on HBO! Character posters are at our previous post HERE!

TRUE BLOOD is created by and executive produced by Alan Ball; based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris and stars Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skargard, Michelle Forbes, Rutina Wesley, Ryan Kwanten and Sam Trammell. Visit the official site: www.hbo.com/trueblood

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

New One-Sheet Poster For DARK WOODS!

Below you'll find the new one-sheet poster (and 2 stills) from the indie flick DARK WOODS starring James Russo ("THE NINTH GATE", "BEVERLY HILLS COP", "PUBLIC ENEMIES") and Tracy Coogan ("ZOMBIE HONEYMOON", "PENANCE", "THE DEVIL IN THE KITCHEN"). Check them out below!





DARK WOODS is a mystery thriller written by John Muscanero. The story follows a couple who moves to a secluded cabin in the woods to cope with a terminal illness of the wife. As the wife's condition drags her deeper into dementia and darkness, the husband's friendship with a local teenage girl takes a dangerous and obsessive turn.

DARK WOODS is currently on the look out for a distributor and gets submitted to all major Film Festivals around the world.

Watch the DARK WOODS Trailer here: www.tracycoogan.com

Credits:

Cast
  James Russo ... Sheriff Demming
  Tracy Coogan ... Susan Branch
  John Muscarnero ... Henry Branch
  Mary Kate Wiles ... Alicia Larch
  Mark Shady ... Rand Larch
  Corey Mendell Parker ... Dr. Lewis
  Martine Jean ... Mrs. Turner

Directed by
  Michael Escobedo

Writers
  John Muscarnero

Original Music
  S. Peace Nistades

Cinematographers
  Andrew J. Whittaker

"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 06, 2009

ICONS EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: DIRECTOR DAVE PARKER ON 'THE HILLS RUN RED'!

FRIGHT fans, you are in for a treat! We're proud to present PART ONE of our EXCLUSIVE TWO part interview with director Dave Parker about his latest film THE HILLS RUN RED. Fans of 80's "slasher" flicks take note, this is the movie for you! This interview took place several months ago during the editing process for HILLS, so we got the first insight into how the film was coming together from Dave's perspective via the editing room. He also provided us with some exclusive new images seen for the first time ever here in this ICONS article. Click HERE or the image below to read our extensive FRIGHT exclusive interview with THE HILLS RUN RED director DAVE PARKER!



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 DAVE PARKER!


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 03, 2009

UPDATED: 3 Posters For THE COLLECTOR!

3 theatrical one sheet posters have surfaced on-line for Marcus Dunstan's directorial debut THE COLLECTOR, which hits theaters on July 31st! The first comes courtesy of FANGORIA, the second from FearNET. Check 'em out below!



Here's one more that just popped up on MTV's site!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Park Chan-Wook's THIRST Gets Limited Theatrical July 31st!

THIRST, the latest film by filmmaker Park Chan-Wook will see a limited theatrical release as of July 31st in NY, LA and San Fransisco. Here's the listings:

New York: Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema (143 East Houston Street, near 2nd Avenue)

Los Angeles: Laemmle’s Sunset 5 (8000 Sunset Boulevard, at Crescent Heights)

San Francisco: Landmark’s Bridge Theatre (3010 Geary Boulevard, near Blake Street)


You can check out the trailer at our previous news post HERE!

THIRST
official site: www.thirstmovie.com



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


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

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

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 20, 2009

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

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

FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VII: THE NEW BLOOD

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

FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN

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



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.

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

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





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

THIRST official site: www.thirstmovie.com


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

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

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

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

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



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

Blu-rayTM Hi-Def: LIMITED TIME ONLY!

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

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

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

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

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

* DELETED SCENES

* A LOOK INSIDE - FEATURETTE

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

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






Tom Savini On Joe Spinell For THE LAST HORROR FILM!

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



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




BACKWOODS/SEA BEAST DVD Cover Art!

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

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

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



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

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

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


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)


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

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

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

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

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

DVD and BLU- RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

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

EPISODES FEATURED

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


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

3 New Video Clips From [REC] 2!

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







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

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

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!

 

Official GHOSTBUSTERS Website Launches!

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



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


June 03, 2009

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

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

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

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



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

TRUE BLOOD Viral Campaign Via BLOODCOPY.COM!

HBO has secretly launched a cool viral campaign for the upcoming season of their hit show TRUE BLOOD in the form of a website called bloodcopy.com. Fashioned after Gawker.com, you'll find several vampire-centric articles such as "Top 5 Ringtones For Vampires" and "Try A TruBlood Cocktail... If You Dare" (a tutorial on how to make the synthetic blood drink!?) amongst others.

Check it all out at the following link: http://bloodcopy.com

Multiple kudos to Dread Central for pointing this out. And check out Season 2's character posters at our previous news post HERE!



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

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

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

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!


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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 20, 2009

THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT On DVD July 14th!

DVDActive got the cover and DVD specs for THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT which hits store shelves on July 14th! You can see a list of the features, as well as the cover to the Blu-Ray (and DVD) below!

- Commentary with Director Peter Cornwell, Co-writer Adam Simon, Producer Andrew Trapani and Editor Tom Elkins
- Second commentary with the director and actors Virginia Madsen and Kyle Gallner
- Deleted scenes with optional director commentary
- "Two Dead Boys: Making of The Haunting in Connecticut" featurette
- "The Fear is Real: Re-Investigating the Haunting" featurette
- "Memento Mori: The History of Post Mortem Photography" featurette
- "Anatomy of a Haunting"
- Digital Copy of the movie


You can watch 3 clips from the movie in our VIDEO player or at our previous news post right HERE! Directed by Peter Cornwell from a script by Adam Simon & Tim Metcalfe, THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT stars Virginia Madsen, Elias Koteas, Martin Donovan & Kyle Gallner.

Synopsis:

Based on a chilling true story, Lionsgate's THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT charts one family's terrifying, real-life encounter with the dark forces of the supernatural. When the Campbell family moves to upstate Connecticut, they soon learn that their charming Victorian home has a disturbing history: not only was the house a transformed funeral parlor where inconceivable acts occurred, but the owner's clairvoyant son Jonah served as a demonic messenger, providing a gateway for spiritual entities to crossover.

Now unspeakable terror awaits, when Jonah, the boy who communicated with the powerful dark forces of the supernatural, returns to unleash a new kind of horror on the innocent and unsuspecting family.

 

May 18, 2009

OMEN Sequel DVD's Reviewed!

Our staffer Phil Fasso just submitted some vintage DVD reviews for OMEN 3: THE FINAL CONFLICT and OMEN IV: THE AWAKENING. A few weeks back, he looked at the first sequel DAMIEN: OMEN 2, as well as the documentary THE OMEN LEGACY. You can read all 4 reviews by clicking the DVD box art below! Look for more vintage (and new movie) DVD reviews soon!








May 17, 2009

THE RETURN OF LESLIE VERNON! Writer Talks BEHIND THE MASK 2!

BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON was one of the bigger breaths of fresh air the horror genre took in recent years; going on to be a cult favorite. BHM recently put the film at #70 in its top 100 horror films of all time, while Horror-Movies.ca just put the film in its “Top 10 most influential horror films of the last 10 years” list.

Blending horror and comedy, deconstructing slasher films as well as becoming one of the finest examples of the subgenre; mixing realism with melodrama... there aren’t many films that can cover these many bases and simply work. Vernon was a universal success at festivals and with critics, although criminally underseen during its limited theatrical release. Thanks to DVD, the next great slasher heavyweight has seen his hoped-for following grow in number month after month.


I checked in with Vernon writer David J. Stieve this week (who I’d interviewed for IOF in July of ’07 about Vernon and other upcoming projects) just to inquire what he’d been working on lately. Asking about a heist film DAYS LIKE THIS and a Christmas tale THE NIGHT BEFORE he’d been developing; he actually revealed that thanks to consistently healthy DVD sales there's been some “concrete interest in making a sequel to BEHIND THE MASK soon”. And though he couldn’t say who with, he did add “it's legitimate enough to get (director) Scott (Glosserman) and I working on the story and plotting it out.”

Stieve had touched on where he might have taken the narrative if he ever wrote a followup back in his Icons interview and I wondered if they had planned to keep that angle, with Leslie figuring out how to handle his initial notoriety and ‘sudden success’ while deconstructing sequel-based conventions about a killer returning after his initial headline-making massacre.


DJS: “There are components of what we aim to do that I expect will be similar, but back then I only had vague notions. Now Scotty and I are getting into specifics, and as you can imagine things have changed. Just as Scotty and I, even Nathan (Baesel) perhaps, have changed in our professional lives. One thing we can certainly touch on is the idea that the parallels to real life continue.”

One could have envisioned Leslie Vernon as any other aspiring artist debuting in a competitive field, which matched the debut filmmaking efforts of Glosserman and Stieve as well as its talented lead; addressing where Leslie would find himself post-murder spree looks to comment on where his creators have found themselves now. “Leslie's journey as a "craftsman" has had to be adjusted to the reality of what happened to his fledgling mythology after the events of the Harvest Moon Killings”, states David. “So, too, have our expectations as filmmakers in the wake of how things unfolded after the release of the film in real life.”

One aspect cerebral fans embraced in the first film’s storytelling was the blending of a documentary-world aesthetic and the film-world, depending on the point of view. While he didn’t mention if all the same documentary characters/crew would be involved or how this is depicted this time out, “I can tell you that there IS a way we're blending the documentary and cinematic lenses again. And there is also a manner in which Taylor (Angela Goethals) and Leslie are forced to cooperate with one another, although not necessarily on the best of terms. There's definitely a perverse love story that must be honored, but then again they did try pretty hard to kill each other. Not exactly a ‘kiss and make up’ situation. There's a sort of bigger, badder influence that's threatening everything Leslie's worked to accomplish, and Taylor may have her own agenda for ‘helping’ him. Or does she?”

 


David was quick to stress that a followup to Vernon would certainly not be a direct retread or something that has to be written simply because of DVD profits: “Scott and I are painfully aware of the sequel trap, of treading the same ground again with nothing more than a bigger budget. That's not what's going to happen. Things didn't go the way Leslie wanted them to, particularly in the reaction of the residents of Glen Echo. I can't give any more details than that, but suffice to say, we find Leslie a little perplexed that he ‘did everything right, everything went exactly according to plan!’ and yet the aftermath of his rampage is a right-turn derailment of what he was expecting. So he, being Leslie, regroups and plays the hand he's been dealt. How Taylor and the boys get involved is part of the unfolding of his efforts in that regard.


I'm VERY pleased that we've found what we feel is a progressive, organic,and rational way to make that happen. Again, the real world parallel is that our efforts as filmmakers also needed to be re-calibrated and adjusted to the reality of the industry. I feel we've found that signature blending of the two worlds at the story level. Albeit this time, the industry is going to take a few harder shots.”

Stieve adds Leslie this time around is “channeling Freddy a bit more this time, finding some frightening ways to express his sense of humor.”


While the narrative’s been mapped out and Glosserman and Stieve hope to make major announcements soon, he did mention they’ve welcomed the continuous feedback from fans online and on their sites; The Behind the Mask website, MySpace and Facebook pages are still maintained/visited by the film’s creators; fans can continue to discuss Leslie’s continuing reign of terror, one scythe-slash at a time.

We wrapped up our chat with Stieve once again determined, as is Leslie, to raise the bar on the nightmarish goings-on in Glen Echo. “When you think about it, Michael Myers, Jason, Freddy Krueger all had to pay their dues. It's not an instantaneous process, even in their world! So each of us, individually and collectively, have come to realize how much more work we need to do. We all accept it and are up to the task. We've learned our lessons, taken our lumps, and we're going to craft a better story for Leslie as a result. Leslie is redoubling his efforts to become the greatest slasher killer ever. He knows it's gonna be a longer race than he thought, and he's gearing up to win it. Woe to the ones who doubt him or get in his way!”

- Adam Barnick


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May 15, 2009

"It Hurts So Good." New Poster For HBO's TRUE BLOOD: THE NEW SEASON!

EW has debuted yet another brand new poster for HBO's TRUE BLOOD: THE NEW SEASON which resumes with 12 new episodes starting June 14th! Check it out below!



Also from the article are the synopsis for the first 3 episodes. (Beware of minor spoilers!)

June 14: “Nothing But the Blood”

A shocking murder outside Merlotte’s has Bon Temps reeling. Meanwhile, Sookie’s (Anna Paquin) relationship with Bill (Stephen Moyer) is tested when she learns about Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll), and of his involvement in her uncle’s death. Sam (Sam Trammell) recalls a shape-shifting encounter he had with Maryann (Michelle Forbes) as a 17-year-old.  Jason (Ryan Kwanten) gets a sudden windfall that allows him to pay for a leadership retreat with the Fellowship of the Sun. Two adversaries find themselves sharing a mysterious dungeon and, possibly, the same fate.

June 21: “Keep This Party Going”
Sookie is forced to cope with Bill’s obligations to Jessica, as well as the romantic inconveniences the teen vampire’s presence creates. At the Light of Day leadership conference, Jason makes a favorable impression on its ambitious leaders, Steve (Michael McMillian) and Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp), though not on his jealous roommate Luke (Wes Brown).  Maryann casts her spell on Merlotte’s patrons, and Sam proves helpless to stop the revelry.

June 28: “Scratches”
When Sookie is attacked by a mysterious creature, Bill must enlist Eric’s (Alexander Skarsgård) help to save her.  At the Light of Day retreat, Jason has second thoughts about the sect’s anti-vampire agenda, but Sarah and Steve counter his doubts with flattery and promises.  After snapping at Tara (Rutina Wesley) and new employee Daphne (Ashley Jones), Sam decides to cut and run. A bored Jessica heads over to Merlotte’s, where a smitten Hoyt (Jim Parrack) falls under her spell. At another Maryann-hosted party, Tara finds her attraction to Eggs (Mehcad Brooks) interrupted by a swirling, aphrodisiac fog.

Check out the latest trailer HERE. And another trailer HERE! Watch a clip from TRUE BLOOD Season 2 right HERE. You can see a teaser poster for TRUE BLOOD Season 2 at our previous news post HERE!

Season 1 hits DVD on May 19thTRUE BLOOD chronicles the backwoods Louisiana town of Bon Temps... where vampires have emerged from the coffin, and no longer need humans for their fix. Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin, Academy Award-winner for "The Piano") works as a waitress at the rural bar Merlotte's. Though outwardly a typical young woman, she keeps a dangerous secret: she has the ability to hear the thoughts of others.


The cast also includes Ryan Kwanten as Sookie's brother Jason, Rutina Wesley as her best friend Tara Thornton, Sam Trammell as Sookie's good-hearted boss Sam Merlotte and Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette Reynolds, a cook at Merlotte's.

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

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

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).




CREEPSHOW, CHAINSAW, FREDDY VS JASON & More Coming To Blu-Ray!

High Def Digest have revealed that Warner Brothers (which now owns New Line) will be releasing a slew of horror related titles on Blu-Ray! They include George Romero & Stephen King's classic anthology film CREEPSHOW, FREDDY VS JASON, SNAKES ON A PLANE, DEAD CALM and THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE remake.

The article states "'Creepshow,' 'Dead Calm' and 'Over the Top' will contain no announced extras, while all other titles will feature the same package of supplements as found on the previous DVD editions. (Why not cart over the awesome features on the UK special edition of CREEPSHOW?!?!) All tiles will also be remastered in 1080p/VC-1 video, with exact audio specs unavailable at press time, though most (if not all) are expected to include Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround tracks. We'll keep you posted. Suggested retail price for each Blu-ray has been set at $28.95."

They're due in stores September 8th of this year. More when we hear it!


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.

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA On Blu-Ray August 4th!

Hellz yes! A brand new Blu-Ray edition of John Carpenter's underrated cult classic BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA will hit store shelves on August 4th! Directed by Carpenter and starring frequent collaborator Kurt Russell and (super hot in her prime) Kim Cattrall, BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA will boast an extended version of the film as well as the following features:

Widescreen presentation with English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio and French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital as well as English, French, and Spanish Subtitles.

Special Features

  • Feature
  • Theatrical Version
  • Extended Cut
  • Commentary by director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell
  • 9 Deleted Scenes
  • Extended Ending
  • Vintage Featurette
  • Music Video
  • Richard Edlund Interview
  • Trailer A & B
  • 6 TV Spots
  • Behind the Scenes Gallery



  • 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 09, 2009

    DEXTER SEASON 3 DVD Cover Artwork!

    My buddy Steve was just asking me when DEXTER SEASON 3 comes out on DVD and having not heard an official release date as of yet, I figured I'd do a quick search on Amazon. The date's not there yet, but it is available for pre-order, and much to my surprise, the DVD cover artwork is already on display! Below you'll find the covers to both the DVD and Blu-Ray release of DEXTER SEASON 3.



    While no date is set, we'll speculate that it'll be out sometime in July or August to coincide with the premiere of the upcoming 4th season. (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 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 07, 2009

    FRIGHT EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - DIRECTOR JT PETTY!

    Just added! A FRIGHT exclusive interview with JT PETTY! Director JT Petty is carving an intriguing and intelligent path through the horror genre, crossbreeding story elements and narrative approaches and yielding exciting results. His extended NYU thesis ghost story Soft For Digging blended live action and pixilation into a nearly wordless narrative; his sequel Mimic: Sentinel played with what we expected from late-in-the-series installments, fusing elements of Rear Window and dark humor into the franchise; and his documentary S&Man found a new way for an audience to explore the nature of voyeurism and manipulation of media in a non-fictional/fictional context. Petty’s newest experiment The Burrowers successfully splices a Western with a creature feature in a way that will satisfy both camps. Read on to learn more about this tense, slow-burn, character-driven film that introduces a new and disturbing class of monster to the old West, and get a hint of his intentions for his potential reimaginging of the shockumentary Faces of Death. Click the frame or image below to read the full interview!!!




    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.



    THE UNBORN On DVD July 8th!

    FROM THE PRODUCERS OF RECENT HIT FILMS THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE AND THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING COMES THE UNBORN. OWN IT ON BLU-RAY™ HI-DEF AND DVD JULY 7, 2009 FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT!

    From the co-writer of The Dark Knight and the producers who brought you The Texas Chainsaw Massacre comes a terrifying glimpse into the life of the undead in this chilling thriller that will haunt your soul. Writer and director David Goyer (The Dark Knight, Blade: Trinity) gives a terrifying glimpse into the life of the undead in The Unborn, a supernatural thriller that follows a young woman pulled into a world of nightmares when a demonic spirit haunts her and threatens everyone she loves. Own two versions on one disc, including the unrated cut too terrifying for theaters. Starring Odette Yustman (Cloverfield), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight, Harry Potter film series), Cam Gigandet (Twilight), Meagan Good (Saw V, Stomp the Yard) and Jane Alexander (Terminator: Salvation, The Ring).

    BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO Blu-ray Hi-Def:

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

    o MY SCENES: Pick your favorite scenes from the film to create your own video montage and share it with your buddies!

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

    * DELETED SCENES

    SYNOPSIS: Enter a world of unrelenting evil as terror finds a new form in The Unborn. In this shocking supernatural thriller, a young woman, Casey (Yustman), is plagued by chilling dreams and tortured by a demonic ghost that haunts her waking hours. Her only hope to break the debilitating paranormal curse is in an exorcism with spiritual advisor Sendak (Oldman). See what lies beyond the doorway of our world in this non-stop nightmare of the undead…





    May 04, 2009

    Vintage DVD Reviews - THE OMEN LEGACY, DAMIEN: THE OMEN II!

    Our staffer Phil Fasso is back with 2 new DVD reviews of some vintage horror! This month he takes a look at both DAMIEN: THE OMEN II and THE OMEN LEGACY. You can check out both reviews by clicking the DVD front cover images below!



    May 03, 2009

    Bob Dylan's TRUE BLOOD Season 2 Video!

    Below you can check out Bob Dylan's new single "Beyond Here Lies Nothing" which premiered on HBO's website last night as part of a promotion for TRUE BLOOD's upcoming Season 2 debut. (New episodes begin airing June 14th!)



    Watch a clip from TRUE BLOOD Season 2 right HERE. You can see a teaser poster for TRUE BLOOD Season 2 at our previous news post HERE! Season 1 hits DVD on May 19thTRUE BLOOD chronicles the backwoods Louisiana town of Bon Temps... where vampires have emerged from the coffin, and no longer need humans for their fix. Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin, Academy Award-winner for "The Piano") works as a waitress at the rural bar Merlotte's. Though outwardly a typical young woman, she keeps a dangerous secret: she has the ability to hear the thoughts of others.

    The cast also includes Ryan Kwanten as Sookie's brother Jason, Rutina Wesley as her best friend Tara Thornton, Sam Trammell as Sookie's good-hearted boss Sam Merlotte and Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette Reynolds, a cook at Merlotte's.

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

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

    May 01, 2009

    GRACE - LA FANGO 2009 PANEL!

    Friday evening, April 17th boasted the panel for the eagerly anticipated Anchor Bay release GRACE. ICONS Robg. moderated the panel with writer/director Paul Solet, producer Adam Green (HATCHET) and star Jordan Ladd. The FANGO audience was treated to a brand-new red-band trailer before the guests all took the stage.

    Solet talked about the humble beginnings of the GRACE project, starting from the premiere of the short film version at the 2004 LA FANGO, which got the attention of Green who would go on to help shepherd the full length feature version. After briefly talking about the production in Regina, Canada, we were treated to a full scene from the movie, the heartbreaking "birthing" scene. If you're familiar with the original short film version, it's the scene that ends that short and ends the first act of the feature.

    Jordan discussed the challenges of tackling the role of Madeline and explained how she spent a lot of time talking with friends who were in fact mother's to understand the bond between child and mother. Solet also admitted to being very open to female feedback all through the writing and re-writing process.

    GRACE will be available later this year in a full loaded DVD, but after a few more festival screenings and a potential limited theatrical run. Later in the day, Solet signed promotional GRACE baby bottles at the Anchor Bay table. See full pictures below:



























    (Pictures by Shannon Robles and Paula Burr)

    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 27, 2009

    Look At FRIDAY THE 13TH DVD Cover Art!

    Last week, we posted the date and special features for the upcoming FRIDAY THE 13TH DVD release (which hits store shelves on June 16th). Below you can check out a high res look at the DVD and Blu-Ray cover artwork.







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





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

    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!

    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 18, 2009

    FRIDAY THE 13TH Remake Out On DVD June 16th!

    Platinum Dunes FRIDAY THE 13TH is set to hit DVD shelves on June 16th! There will be a "standard" DVD with the theatrical cut, a "killer cut" which is an extended version of the movie. That disc will boast a featurette titled "The Rebirth Of Jason Voorhees". But it looks like the Blu-Ray is where it's at! The Blu-Ray features both versions of the film, the "Rebirth" featurette, as well as a "Terror Trivia" track, "Hacking Back/Slashing Forward" and "The 7 Best Kills". Check out the cover artwork below from the press release!



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





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

    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 15, 2009

    FRIDAY THE 13TH's IV-VI: DELUXE EDITION DVD Art!

    Yesterday, Paramount Home Entertainment announced brand new "deluxe" special editions of FRIDAY THE 13TH PART IV: THE FINAL CHAPTER, FRIDAY THE 13TH PART V: THE NEW BEGINNING and FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI: JASON LIVES. as well as Blu-Ray editions of FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2 and FRIDAY THE 13TH 3D. Today, we've got a look at the DVD cover art.

    Ya know? It's really frustrating when a major studio hires graphics people that have obviously never seen any of the movies. I will confess to really liking the one for PART 5, but the mask isn't inaccurate in the other two. (Is that even "zombified" Jason on the cover to PART 6?) Here's a thought... why not use the original theatrical posters like the VHS boxes did back in the good old days? Regardless, have a peek below. For a full list of all the new special features all these discs will boast, click HERE to check our previous news 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

    DELUXE EDITIONS Of FRIDAY THE 13TH's IV-VI Coming June 16th!

    Oh FRIDAY THE 13TH fans, rejoice! Because on June 16th, Paramount Home Entertainment will roll out brand new special (or "DELUXE") editions of FRIDAY THE 13TH PART IV: THE FINAL CHAPTER, FRIDAY THE 13TH PART V: THE NEW BEGINNING and FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI: JASON LIVES. That's not all! We'll also be getting Blu-Ray editions of FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2 and FRIDAY THE 13TH 3D that same day. (FRIDAY 3 boasts new Blu-Ray exclusive features too!) Below's a list of the features on all the discs. (Looks like the earlier reported "fan" commentaries didn't make it minus the PART 4 one. Why didn't they also lose the "Lost Tales From Camp Blood shorts?!)

    FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER
    - Audio commentary by director Joseph Zito, screenwriter Barney Cohen and editor Joel Goodman
    - Fan commentary by Adam Green and Joe Lynch
    - Slashed scenes
    - The Lost Ending
    - Jason’s Unlucky Day: 25 Years After FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER
    - Lost Tales from Camp Blood—Part IV
    - The Crystal Lake Massacres Revisited—Part I
    - Jimmy’s Dead Dance Moves
    - Original theatrical trailer

    FRIDAY THE 13TH PART V: A NEW BEGINNING
    - Audio commentary by director/co-screenwriter Danny Steinmann with cast and crew
    - New Beginnings: The Making of FRIDAY THE 13TH PART V: A NEW BEGINNING
    - Lost Tales from Camp Blood—Part V
    - The Crystal Lake Massacres Revisited—Part II
    - Original theatrical trailer

    FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI: JASON LIVES
    - Audio commentary by writer/director Tom McLoughlin with cast and crew
    - Slashed scenes
    - Jason Lives: The Making of FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI: JASON LIVES
    - Meeting Mr. Voorhees
    - Lost Tales from Camp Blood—Part VI
    - Crystal Lake Massacre Revisited—Part III
    - Original theatrical trailer

    FRIDAY THE 13TH 3D BLU-RAY
    - Fresh Cuts: 3D Terror
    - Legacy of the Mask
    - Slasher Films: Going for the Jugular
    - Lost Tales From Camp Blood, Part 3

    More when we hear it!


    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 09, 2009

    G4 Presents BODY COUNT Hosted By Joe Lynch!

    Now this is cool! G4 has kicked off a new video segment titled "BODY COUNT" hosted by WRONG TURN 2 director Joe Lynch in which the horror filmmaker runs down a list of some cool new genre titles you should check out on DVD. In this first edition, he recommends Toby Wilkins SPLINTER, Gregg Bishop's DANCE OF THE DEAD and Anchor Bay Entertainment's new boxed set edition of HELLRAISER (featuring part's 1 & 2, along with the Blu-Ray) Check out the first episode below!



    We also conducted a lengthy interview with Joe Lynch when his debut feature WRONG TURN 2 came out on DVD. Check that out HERE or by clicking the frame below!

      

    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?")




    April 03, 2009

    NIGHT OF THE CREEPS Finally Coming To DVD!

    It's official. The fine fiends over at Dead Pit.com had a chat with Red Shirt Pictures Michael Felsher who confirmed that he's working on the supplemental material for a special edition of Fred Dekker's beloved NIGHT OF THE CREEPS! (The film where genre legend Tom Atkins first uttered the words "Thrill me!")

    Felsher's Red Shirt did a stellar job on the features for Dekker's THE MONSTER SQUAD DVD, so we can probably expect similar treatment on CREEPS. In fact, the filmmaker confirms it. He tells Dead Pit, "It is coming out officially for the first time ever. Fred Dekker is already working on it, it's going to be the director's cut with the original ending. We're going to go balls to the wall with the special features on it ... I talked to Sony today, its official, we're going ahead and its coming out in October! It's officially in production...and moving forward, its coming!"

    We can expect NIGHT OF THE CREEPS in October of this year, courtesy of Sony! More when we hear it!


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

    April 01, 2009

    Preview Images From TRUE BLOOD: SEASON 2!

    Hitfix has got 10 new images from the upcoming new season of TRUE BLOOD, which begins airing on HBO on June 14th! Click HERE or either image below to check out even more pics on Hitfix's site! TRUE BLOOD: SEASON 1 comes out on DVD May 12th!



    TRUE BLOOD chronicles the backwoods Louisiana town of Bon Temps... where vampires have emerged from the coffin, and no longer need humans for their fix. Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin, Academy Award-winner for "The Piano") works as a waitress at the rural bar Merlotte's. Though outwardly a typical young woman, she keeps a dangerous secret: she has the ability to hear the thoughts of others.

    The cast also includes Ryan Kwanten as Sookie's brother Jason, Rutina Wesley as her best friend Tara Thornton, Sam Trammell as Sookie's good-hearted boss Sam Merlotte and Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette Reynolds, a cook at Merlotte's.

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

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

    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 27, 2009

    5 New DVD Reviews From Staffer Phil Fasso!

    Our staffer Phil Fasso is back with 5 new DVD reviews of some vintage horror (and in one case, non-horror) titles! Click the boxes below to read his thoughts on EFFECTS, JOHN CARPENTER'S VAMPIRES, HOWARD THE DUCK (?!), X, THE MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES and INVISIBLE INVADERS! More to come!












    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 25, 2009

    New HELLRAISER Boxed Set = BAD-ASS! (Out April 21st!)

    On April 21st, Anchor Bay Entertainment will release The HELLRAISER Limited Edition Box Set. The boxed set will feature the special editions of HELLRAISER 1 and HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II, along with the brand new Blu-Ray version of the first HELLRAISER. (That also comes out solo that day as well.)

    A few years back, I went out of my way to pick up the import UK version of the HELLRAISER boxed set (which featured the first 3 movies, as well as a bonus disc with all of Clive Barker's early short films). The main selling point was the awesome configuration "box" that UK set came in. Well, Anchor Bay US has more then made up for it with this upcoming release. Unlike the UK box which was just a cardboard package, this one actually opens up ala the configuration box from the movie. Check it out!





    Written & directed by Clive Barker, HELLRAISER stars Andrew Robinson, Ashley Laurence, Clare Higgins, Sean Chapman, Oliver Smith and Doug Bradley as Pinhead. The Blu-Ray and limited edition boxed set hit store shelves on April 21st! Click HERE to read the full press release from our previous news post!




    March 23, 2009

    CHILDREN OF THE CORN Blu-Ray Coming On July 28th!

    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 July 28th 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!

    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

    HOUSE, RAZORTOOTH, REAPER SEASON 2 DVD Dates, Details!

    Lionsgate sent over the following DVD dates and details on these titles:

    House
    Arriving April 7th. Best selling authors Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti transform their supernatural novel into the thrilling film House.  Positively received by critics, the film follows Jack and Stephanie Singleton, a self-absorbed couple who get sidetracked on their way to a counseling session.  After blowing out their tires, they find their way to the Wayside Inn, a ramshackle B&B where they meet an equally self-obsessed couple, Randy and Leslie.  The foursome quickly find themselves terrorized by a household of ghoulish servants and a masked lunatic, known as "The Tin Man," who demands a dead body by sunrise.  Their only way out, it seems, is to venture further in.  But the deeper they go, the more horrifying the killer's game and their night becomes.  House is a tale of punishment and redemption that will keep you pinned to the edge of your seat.  MovieJungle.com calls House  "a suspenseful psychological roller coaster ride."
    Pricing: DVD $26.98

    Razortooth
    Arriving June 2nd. From the producer of The Devil's Rejects comes the great new horror film Razortooth.  Deep in the Florida Everglades, something is alive that should have died a long time ago.  Something is feeding when it should be full.  Something is moving in ways that seem all but impossible.  It's moving in the dark, under the surface of the waters, with an appetite that makes no distinction between man and beast.  Now it's up to an unlikely band of locals, an animal control officer, a small town sheriff and a scientist's team of college youth to stop the threat - before it's too late. The DVD special features include a music video and a behind the scenes featurette.
    Pricing: DVD $26.98

    Reaper: Season Two
    Arriving June 2nd. Hell just froze over. The second installment of the hilarious slacker comedy series "Reaper" will be available on DVD June 2, 2009, timed to its season finale on The CW.  Reaper: Season Two includes all 13 episodes from the sophomore season and is loaded with special bonus materials including a gag reel, deleted scenes and cast commentaries.  Declared "devilishly fun" by the San Francisco Chronicle, the show stars Bret Harrison (TV's "Grounded for Life") and Ray Wise (TV's "Twin Peaks"), who received a TCA Award nomination for Individual Achievement for his performance. "Reaper" follows the turbulent life of Sam (Harrison), a slacker whose world turns upside down on his 21st birthday when he learns that his parents sold his soul to the Devil (Wise). Forced to be Hell's bounty hunter, Sam, with the aid of his goofball friends, must track down evil-doers and send them back where they belong.  Season Two of "Reaper" airs in Spring of 2009.  The DVD special features include deleted scenes, a gag reel and audio commentaries with the show cast.
    Pricing: DVD $39.98 (4-Disc Set)

    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.



    March 06, 2009

    New Extensive PSYCHO LEGACY Interview On RetroSlashers.net!

    For the last 2 years, Icons Of Fright has been producing an extensive documentary on the entire PSYCHO franchise titled THE PSYCHO LEGACY! You can check out 12 minutes of footage from the doc right down below:

    THE PSYCHO LEGACY - 12 Minute Promotional Footage


    An extensive interview with PSYCHO LEGACY director/producer Rob Galluzzo (yours truly) just went up over on the Retroslashers.net website. It's one of the more lengthy & candid chats about the documentary, so have a look by clicking the following link!

    http://retroslashers.net/blog/exclusive-interview-with-psycho-legacy-director-robert-galluzzo/

    Here's the introduction by site webmaster John Klyza:

    "Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO can be considered prime among the progenitors of the slasher genre. Many talk about its impact on the film world, but few pay attention to the second, third and forth chapters which each brought something unique to the compellingly tragic story of Norman Bates. Enter director Robert Galluzzo who has spent the past few years pouring himself into a landmark documentary on the complete saga, aptly titled THE PSYCHO LEGACY. We stole Robert away from his project long enough to discuss all-things PSYCHO!" (Click the image below to read the full interview!)



    See some screen-grabs of Anthony Perkins from the documentary at our previous news post HERE!

    And 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).



    LET THE RIGHT ONE IN On DVD March 10th! A Look At The Hologram Cover Art!

    The movie that practically dominated the number 1 slot in all our staff's BEST OF 2008 picks finally hits DVD on March 10th! Magnolia Pictures/MAGNET will release the Swedish vampire cult classic LET THE RIGHT ONE IN both on DVD and Blu-Ray this Tuesday! 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.

    The awesome hologram cover for the DVD release combines both the international and US poster design for the movie. (See example below!)





    DVD Special Features include:

    - Deleted Scenes
    - Behind The Scenes featurette
    - Photo Gallery
    - Theatrical Poster Gallery

    Don't forget to read our FRIGHT exclusive interview with LET THE RIGHT ONE IN director TOMAS ALFREDSON! (Recommended for AFTER you see the movie!)



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





    March 02, 2009

    MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D Coming To DVD May 19th!

    Lionsgate have announced May 19th as the release date for the DVD and Blu-Ray of MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D. While a bit on the pricey side, the discs will include a 3D version complete with pairs of 3D glasses. Below is the press release and DVD details:

    MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D: The 3D remake of the classic horror film My Bloody Valentine slashes its way into stores in a Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray Disc as well as a standard definition DVD this May from Lionsgate. A terrifying tale about a small town that faces horrifying consequences on the anniversary of a deadly tragedy, My Bloody Valentine 3D was praised by horror critics as "The best 3D horror film ever made" (CHUD.com).

    The Special Edition DVD includes both the 2D and 3D versions of the film with bonus materials including:

    - Audio Commentary,
    - Two Featurettes -
      "Deep Inside My Bloody Valentine" a behind the scenes look at the making of the film 
      "Sex, Blood and Screams" - the make-up FX from the film,
    - Deleted Scenes
    - Gag Reel

    It will come with four pairs of 3D glasses enclosed in the DVD. My Bloody Valentine 3D on Blu-ray Disc contains both 2D and 3D versions, four pairs of 3D glasses plus all of the special features and a digital copy of the film. The standard DVD will feature both the 3D and 2D widescreen versions of the film and will come with four pairs of 3D glasses.

    Ten years ago in the town of Harmony, an inexperienced coal miner caused an accident that trapped and killed five men and sent the only survivor, Harry Warden, into a coma. When Harry woke, exactly one year later on Valentine's Day, he wanted revenge and brutally murdered 22 people with a pickaxe before being killed himself. Now, after years of peace, something from Harmony's dark past has returned. Wearing a miner's mask and armed with a pickaxe, an unstoppable killer is on the loose. As his footsteps come ever closer, the townspeople realize in terror that it just might be Harry Warden who has found his way back.

    Pricing: DVD $29.95 (2D and 3D w/four pairs of 3D glasses)
    Pricing: DVD $34.98 (Special Edition 2D and 3D w/ four pairs of 3D glasses)
    Pricing: DVD $39.99 (2D and 3D w/ four pairs of 3D glasses and digital copy)

    Cover art for both the DVD and Blu-Ray are below!



    MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D was directed by Patrick Lussier (DRACULA 2000) from a script by Todd Farmer (JASON X) & Zane Smith and stars SUPERNATURAL's Jensen Ackles, Jaime King (THE TRIPPER), Kerr Smith (FINAL DESTINATION), Edi Gathegi, Kevin Tighe, Megan Boone & Tom Atkins.

    THE UNINVITED DVD Details! Out April 28th!

    Paramount Home Entertainment has supplied us with the full press release and cover art images for THE UNINVITED, which will be available on both DVD and Blu-Ray on April 28th.

    An American remake of A TALE OF TWO SISTERS (from the producers of THE RING and DISTURBIA), THE UNINVITED (adapted from Kim Jee-Woon's 2003 Korean by screenwriter Craig Rosenberg) was directed by Thomas Guard & Charles Guard and stars Elizabeth Banks (ZAC AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO, SPIDER-MAN), David Strathairn, (the super cute as a button) Arielle Kebbel (THE GRUDGE 2, RED MIST) & Emily Browning (DARKNESS FALLS, GHOST SHIP).





    Fear Moves Onto DVD and Blu-ray April 28, 2009 Featuring Deleted Scenes, a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Film and an Alternate Ending Not Shown in Theaters

    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – The terrifying psychological thriller THE UNINVITED makes a haunting appearance on DVD and Blu-ray April 28, 2009 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Called “creepy and intense” (Shawn Edwards, Fox-TV), the film stars Emily Browning (Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events) as Anna, a girl who is driven by her mother’s ghost to investigate her untimely death. When her father (David Strathairn, The Spiderwick Chronicles) becomes engaged to Rachel (Elizabeth Banks, Role Models), her mother’s former nurse, Anna and her sister (Arielle Kebbel, The Grudge 2) look into Rachel’s past and begin to suspect that she is not what she seems. As horrifying truths are revealed, Anna becomes locked in a deadly battle with a shocking conclusion.

    THE UNINVITED DVD and Blu-ray presentations include the behind-the-scenes featurette “Unlocking THE UNINVITED”, deleted scenes and a chilling alternate ending not shown in theaters.

    THE UNINVITED DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 5.1 Surround and Spanish 5.1 Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The Blu-ray disc is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The discs include the following special features in high definition as noted:

    - Unlocking THE UNINVITED (HD)
    - Deleted Scenes (HD)
    - Alternate Ending (HD)

    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 25, 2009

    Rare Anthony Perkins Footage Uncovered For THE PSYCHO LEGACY Documentary!

    Good news for PSYCHO fans! Icons Of Fright has been diligently working on an all-encompassing PSYCHO documentary )titled THE PSYCHO LEGACY) chronicling the making-of and influence of ALL the PSYCHO franchise films. Along the way, we've shot new interviews with PSYCHO II writer Tom Holland, PSYCHO IV: THE BEGINNING director Mick Garris, PSYCHO III's Jeff Fahey, Juliette Cummins, Katt Shea, Kurt Paul, Donovan Scott, Lee Garlington and many, many more.

    Now, thanks to FRIGHT friend and PSYCHO collector Guy Thorpe, THE PSYCHO LEGACY doc will feature the one and only Norman Bates himself, Mister Anthony Perkins. We've uncovered some rare never-before-seen footage of Mister Perkins in one of his only convention appearances dating back to 1988. Over the course of the video's hour long duration, Perkins talks about working on all the PSYCHO films, as well as other movies from his career such as FRIENDLY PERSUASION, PRETTY POISON, WINTER KILLS, CRIMES OF PASSION and more! Portions of this panel WILL be incorporated into THE PSYCHO LEGACY documentary, which is currently wrapping up production and finalizing distribution.

    Below are a few teaser screen grabs of Perkins!







    More details on the official My Space page for the doc at: WWW.MYSPACE.COM/THEPSYCHOLEGACY

    Also visit: WWW.THEPSYCHOMOVIES.COM

    And be sure to check out the complete transcription of the now legendary PSYCHO reunion panel from last year's LA Fangoria Weekend Of Horror's convention by clicking the frame below!


    The CW's SUPERNATURAL Gets A 5th Season!

    The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that The CW has renewed 6 of their popular series including the hit show SUPERNATURAL, which will be moving on to it's 5th season. (Other renewed shows include SMALLVILLE's 9th season, GOSSIP GIRL and the new 90210) SUPERNATURAL tells the story of the Winchester brothers, Sam & Dean who began the series on a quest to vanquish nasty demons, monsters and other things that go bump in the night. The characters (and show) have taken on a life of it's own with the last 2 seasons & has gone in totally unpredictable directions. Both Winchester brothers kicked off the year by tackling some infamous "slashers" on the big screen - Jensen Ackles with MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D & Jared Padalecki going up against Jason Voorhees in FRIDAY THE 13TH. Here's to their 5th season on SUPERNATURAL, which kicks off in the fall!


    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

    MARTYRS DVD Details!

    The much talked about and eagerly anticipated MARTYERS will be hitting DVD April 28th, 2009 courtesy of The Weinstein Company and Genius Products. Written and directed by Pascal Laugier (who will next be tackling the HELLRAISER remake), the disc will come packaged in a two-level  sleeve. (Cover pictured below, see the whole thing on FANGORIA's site HERE!)



    MARTYRS stars Mylène Jampanoï, Morjana Alaoui & Mike Chute. Fangoria also got the specs, which are listed below!

    - 55-minute behind-the-scenes documentary called Chroniques Organic: The Making of MARTYRS
    - Trailer
    - Teaser

    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 09, 2009

    TWILIGHT Ultimate Edition Boxed Set Coming May 5th!

    Although TWILIGHT arrives on DVD on March 21st, TWILIGHT fans will have plenty more to look forward to when Amazon releases their exclusive TWILIGHT ULTIMATE EDITION BOXED SET on May 5th. The new packaged set will include the Blu-Ray version of the film, along with a sneak peek at NEW MOON. Below are all the stats courtesy of Amazon's listing:


    Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) doesn’t expect much when she moves to the small town of Forks, Washington, until she meets the mysterious and handsome Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson)—a boy who’s hiding a dark secret: he’s a vampire. As their worlds and hearts collide, Edward must battle the bloodlust raging inside him as well as a coterie of undead that would make Bella their prey. Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling sensation by Stephenie Meyer, Twilight adds a dangerous twist to the classic story of star-crossed lovers.

    Amazon.com Exclusive Collector's Set contains:

    - Twilight (Special Edition) Blu-ray Disc
    - Twilight Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD
    - Jewelry Box: individually numbered
    - Exclusive Watch
    - Limited Edition Charm Bracelet
    - 6 Glossy Photo Cards
    - Bookmark
    - Certificate of Authenticity

    Blu-ray Disc features:

    - Presented in widescreen format only
    - Audio commentary by Catherine Hardwicke, Kristen Stewart, and Robert Pattinson
    - Muse music video: "Super Massive Black Hole"
    - Paramore music video: "Decode"
    - Linkin Park music video: "Leave Out All the Rest"
    - Five extended scenes with director introductions
    - Five deleted scenes with director introductions
    - Seven-part documentary: "The Adventure Begins: The Journey from Page to Screen"
    - Comic-Con "fandom" piece
    - Comic-Con NY sizzle reel
    - Three trailers
    - Penelope trailer
    - BD Live with "New Moon" teaser

    Pre-order the set HERE or below!

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


    February 05, 2009

    New Line's JASON SLASHER COLLECTION DVD Boxed Set Now Available!

    This week is a GREAT week for Jason Voorhees fans. Not only did the extensive documentary HIS NAME WAS JASON street this past Tuesday, along with new "Deluxe" editions of FRIDAY THE 13TH's Part's 1 thru 3, but New Line dusted off their 3 entries in the FRIDAY series and collected them in the "JASON SLASHER COLLECTION" DVD Boxed set. The package includes JASON GOES TO HELL: THE FINAL FRIDAY, JASON X and FREDDY VS JASON. Check out the DVD artwork below!






    HELLRAISER Limited Edition Box Set and Blu-ray coming April 21st!

    Speaking of HELLRAISER and Pinhead, Anchor Bay Entertainment sent over the press release for the upcoming HELLRAISER Boxed Set AND Blu-Ray! Below are all the details and a few quick pics!

    Hell’s a poppin’ – as Anchor Bay Entertainment opens The HELLRAISER Limited Edition Box Set and Blu-ray.

    Anchor Bay Entertainment, the undisputed leader in cult and classic horror home entertainment, celebrates 20 years (and counting) of Hellraiser with the all-new Hellraiser LE Box Set, coming to DVD on April 21, 2009 and SRP is $59.97.

    This collectible boxed set is contained in commemorative packaging that resembles the Lament Configuration, the infamous box from which the horrors of Hellraiser emerge, and contains both 20th-anniversary DVD special editions of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II, as well as the brand-new Blu-ray version of the original Hellraiser, boasting a specially reflective foil slipsheet. In addition, the Blu-ray version of Hellraiser will also be made available as a stand-alone title.

    The horrors of Hellraiser are back – looking and sounder better than ever, and each one featuring a savage selection of special features including audio commentaries with cast and crew, retrospective interviews and vintage featurettes, trailers and teasers, and a shocking assortment of other enticements for the Hellraiser faithful. When Doug Bradley’s Pinhead said: “We have such things to show you” – he wasn’t kidding, and neither is Anchor Bay !

    From the limitless imagination of Clive Barker came an enduring vision of the horrors of Hell. Hellraiser set a shocking new standard for cinematic horror that few others have dared approach, much less equaled. In the annals of horror, few franchises have enjoyed the sustained success and the fervent fan base of the Hellraisers. To date, there have been eight feature films – with a remake scheduled for release later this year.

    And what better, bloodier way to commemorate two decades of demonic dementia than with the all-new Hellraiser LE Box Set?




    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.”


    MUTANT CHRONICLES Red-Band Trailer!

    MUTANT CHRONICLES will premiere on VOD on Friday, March 27th, 2009, followed by a theatrical release in select cities on Friday, April 24th. Mutant Chronicles is set in the year 2707, on an unrecognizable Earth where a war is raging between four giant corporations who control the planet as they battle over the planet's dwindling resources. This war is soon rendered irrelevant when an errant bomb shatters an ancient buried seal, releasing a horrific mutant army from its prison deep within the earth. As the mutant scourge threatens human extinction, a squad of ragged soldiers, led by Mitch Hunter (Thomas Jane), descends into the earth in a last ditch effort to destroy the mutants and save mankind.

    Watch the red-band trailer exclusively at IGN at: http://media.movies.ign.com/media/783/783116/vids_1.html or embedded right down below!



    The sci-fi action epic was directed by Simon Hunter (LIGHTHOUSE) from a script by Phillip Eisner (EVENT HORIZON) and stars Thomas Jane (THE MIST), Ron Perlman (HELLBOY, THE LAST WINTER) and John Malkovich. Official website: http://www.mutantchroniclesthemovie.com

    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!


    TWILIGHT DVD Special Features Announced! ROBERT PATTINSON Book!

    Summit Entertainment will release TWILIGHT on a 2-disc Special Edition DVD on March 21st (a Saturday rather then the usual Tuesday DVD release day). The double disc will include the following special features:

    Disc One
    - Five extended scenes with introductions by Hardwicke
    - Audio commentary by director Catherine Hardwicke and stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart
    - Muse, Paramore and Linkin Park music videos
    Disc Two
    - Five deleted scenes with introductions by Hardwicke
    - The Adventure Begins: The Journey from Page to Screen seven-part documentary
    - Comic-Con Phenomenon featurette



    The DVD will retail for $32.99. Also, on March 1st, Plexus books will release THE ROBERT PATTINSON ALBUM. According to FANGORIA, "THE ROBERT PATTINSON ALBUM will contain 75 full-color photographs of the actor/musician ranging from candid shots to production stills to rarely seen glimpses. The text portion (written by Paul Stenning) will go into detail on his childhood, first theater and acting opportunities, early television roles and the making of TWILIGHT. Pattinson’s thoughts on TWILIGHT’s production, his music career and plans for the future while dealing with his newfound fame will also be heavily explored."



    Pre-order both the DVD and book below!

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


    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 22, 2009

    "LOST COLLECTION" DVD's Coming! SLAUGHTER HIGH, MY BEST FRIEND IS A VAMPIRE, REPOSSESSED, MORGAN STEWART'S COMING HOME!

    Wow! Lionsgate has announced the upcoming release of several DVD titles under the "Lost Collection" banner on April 14th. Among the 80's classics are SLAUGHTER HIGH, REPOSSESSED (Leslie Nielsen and Linda Blair at their best!), MY BEST FRIEND IS A VAMPIRE (Robert Sean Leonard, David Warner!) and my personal fave 80's comedy... MORGAN STEWART'S COMING HOME. (The one movie that depicts the horror fan outcast as a normal kid who just wants to meet a girl while waiting in line to get George Romero's autograph!) Full press release and a few DVD cover images below!




    Lionsgate is proud to announce these upcoming DVD releases arriving on April 14th- The Lost Collection featuring Irreconcilable Differences, My Best Friend is a Vampire, Morgan Stewart's Coming Home, The Night Before, Hiding Out, Slaughter High, Homer & Eddie and Repossessed. Box art for each is below!

    Lionsgate presents The Lost Collection, eight fun theatrical films from the 1980s featuring the "best films you totally forgot about" that include Irreconcilable Differences, My Best Friend is a Vampire, Morgan Stewart's Coming Home, The Night Before, Slaughter High, Homer & Eddie, Hiding Out and Repossessed. The Lost Collection is new to DVD - except for Hiding Out and Repossessed - and all feature hip DVD packaging that pops off the shelf. Featuring some of the decade's best music and hippest stars including Drew Barrymore (Never Been Kissed), Robert Sean Leonard (Dead Poets Society), Jon Cryer (Pretty in Pink) and Keanu Reeves (The Matrix), each DVD will include a "Pop-Up Trivia" track special feature.

    Irreconcilable Differences Synopsis:
    Albert and Lucy fall in love, get married, and have a beautiful daughter named Casey. Their life is wonderful until their business success distracts them from each other and their daughter. They soon divorce, forcing Casey to sue her selfish, career-driven parents for emancipation so she can live with the maid who has been actually taking care of her.

    My Best Friend is a Vampire Synopsis:
    A young student finds himself being transformed into a vampire after a night with a quite attractive female vampire. First, he does not quite believe it himself, but with the help of a 300 year old teacher and the handbook Vampirism - A Guide to an Alternative Lifestyle, he finds out that blood does not taste as bad as he expected. Of course, he does not bite women, as a good guy he sticks to pig blood which is offered by the local butcher as a special offer for vampires. Trouble rises when a vampire hunter tries to track him down with wooden sticks and silver bullets.

    Morgan Stewart's Coming Home Synopsis:
    After seven years in boarding school, Morgan Stewart is finally coming home. Upon his return he discovers it's not the same happy home it used to be, so he decides to reform his social climbing, politically inclined parents and things get a little out of control.

    The Night Before Synopsis:
    Winston Connelly wakes up in the middle of the night in an alley with no idea of how he got there. Nor does he know where in Los Angeles he is or why he is wearing a beat-up tuxedo. Through a series of flashbacks, he remembers that he was sidetracked on his way to the prom the night before. In the meantime, he has to figure out what happened to his wallet, his car keys, his date, and why a pimp named "Tito" wants him dead.

    Hiding Out Synopsis:
    A very successful stock broker is called to court to testify against a mob boss. In an effort to protect him, he is ordered to hide out as a high school student. There's only one thing more frightening than murder - High School!

    Slaughter High Synopsis:
    A group of popular students play a cruel prank on a shy nerd resulting in a terrible accident. Years later, a reunion is held and each of the students face a stalker who may be the same nerd out for revenge.

    Homer & Eddie Synopsis:
    Ever since he was beaned by a fastball in his childhood, Homer has been a little "off" in the head. Edwina has always been a little crazy. But now that doctors have told her she's got a month to live, she's crazier than ever! Together they take of