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Meet Wayward Pines Citizen Dr. Jenkins

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 20:38

Having watched the first episode of “Wayward Pines” already, we can vouch that all of its residents are pretty mysterious, including the town doctor, Dr. Jenkins, portrayed by Toby Jones.  In this new promo video, the actor sheds a bit of light on his character.

About “Wayward Pines”:
Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) and Fox International Channels present the 10-episode, intense psychological thriller “WAYWARD PINES.” The highly anticipated event series, based on a best-selling novel and brought to life by suspenseful storyteller M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs) and executive-produced by Shyamalan, Donald De Line, Chad Hodge, and Ashwin Rajan, will premiere Thursday, May 14 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), on FOX, while also debuting simultaneously in more than 125 countries across Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, and Latin America. The global “WAYWARD PINES” debut will be the world’s largest day-and-date launch for a scripted series ever.

The series stars Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon (Crash) as a Secret Service agent on a mission to find two missing federal agents in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID. In addition to Dillon, the stellar cast includes Academy and Emmy Award winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard (Crash, Hustle & Flow), Carla Gugino (“Entourage”), Shannyn Sossamon (“How to Make It in America”), Toby Jones (Infamous, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Reed Diamond (“24,” Much Ado About Nothing), Tim Griffin (“Prime Suspect”), Charlie Tahan (Charlie St. Cloud), and Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Juliette Lewis (Cape Fear).

“WAYWARD PINES” is a production of FX Productions. The series was developed for television by Hodge (“The Playboy Club,” “Runaway”) and executive-produced by De Line (Green Lantern, The Italian Job), Rajan (Devil), Hodge, and Shyamalan.  Hodge wrote and Shyamalan directed the premiere episode. “Like” “WAYWARD PINES” on Facebook at facebook.com/WaywardPines. Follow the series on Twitter at @WaywardPinesFOX and join the discussion using #waywardpines. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @Wayward Pines.

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Find Some Magic in this Sneak Peek of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 20:22

British series “Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell” still doesn’t have a firm release date on BBC America other than “sometime this summer,” but it does have a clip to share so settle in for a sneak peek of Honeyfoot (Brian Pettifer) and Segundus (Edward Hogg) of the York Society of Magicians visiting the mysterious recluse Mr Norrell in search of answers as to why magic is no longer practiced in England.

The seven-part series was adapted from Susanna Clarke’s bestselling novel by Peter Harness (“Wallander,” Is Anybody There?) and stars Olivier Award-winning Bertie Carvel and Eddie Marsan, who take on the magical roles of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, respectively. Other cast members include Alice Englert, Marc Warren, Samuel West, and Charlotte Riley.

The series is directed by Toby Haynes, and the producer is Nick Hirschkorn. It is produced by Cuba Pictures for BBC One and co-produced with BBC America, in association with Feel Films, Far Moor, Screen Yorkshire, and Bell Media’s Space. It will be distributed by Endemol Worldwide Distribution.

Synopsis:
Set at the beginning of the 19th century, England no longer believes in practical magic. The reclusive Mr Norrell (Marsan) of Hurtfew Abbey stuns the city of York when he causes the statues of York Cathedral to speak and move. With a little persuasion and help from his man of business, Childermass (Enzo Cilenti), he goes to London to help the government in the war against Napoleon. It is there Norrell summons a fairy (Warren) to bring Lady Pole (Englert) back from the dead, opening a whole can of worms…

Jonathan Strange (Carvel) is charming, rich, and arrogant. While trying to secure his beloved Arabella’s (Riley) hand in marriage, he meets the magician of Threadneedle Street, Vinculus (Paul Kaye), who tells him he is destined to be a great magician. A shaken and disturbed Strange initially dismisses the claims, but intrigue overcomes; and in an attempt to find his occupation, he tries to practice magic…

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Emaji Entertainment Reboots The Howling and Dee Snider’s StrangeLand

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 19:44

Two popular horror flicks are getting the reboot treatment from Emaji Entertainment, which has announced its intentions to reboot both The Howling and the long awaited follow-up to Dee Snider’s StrangeLand.

From the Press Releases:
Emaji, Inc., announced today that its entertainment division, Emaji Entertainment, has acquired the rights to reboot The Howling, the 1981 horror classic that to date has seen eight films released that have been based in part of the three novels written by Gary Brander. This is the first film production for the recently formed Emaji Entertainment, which is a division of Emaji, Inc. Emaji Entertainment plans to produce The Howling as the first in a series of films based upon well known film properties.

Additional details on the production and distribution of The Howling will be released as the film moves through the pre-production process.

The Howling was a 1981 werewolf-themed horror film directed by Joe Dante, who also directed Gremlins. Made for $1.5 million, the movie went on to gross $18 million in its initial theatrical release. Between 1985 and 2011 there were seven more Howling related films produced in the franchise, including Howling II in 1985, Howling III in 1987, Howling IV in 1988, Howling V in 1989, Howling VI in 1991, Howling: New Moon Rising in 1995, and The Howling: Reborn in 2011.

Emaji also announced today that Emaji Entertainment has acquired the rights to reboot Dee Snider’s StrangeLand, the 1998 horror film written by and starring Snider, the frontman of heavy metal giant Twisted Sister.

Dee Snider’s portrayal of Carlton Hendricks, aka Captain Howdy, in the original film created a character that has become a cult horror legend. Emaji Entertainment will accompany the singer-songwriter, screenwriter, radio personality, and actor back into the dark underground world of ritualistic body modification where victims are lured via an ever pervasive world of social media.

The 1998 soundtrack included an incredible array of bands – System of a Down, Sevendust, Soulfly, Slipknot, Kid Rock, Coal Chamber, Twisted Sister, Megadeth, Marilyn Manson, and Pantera – handpicked by Snider. “Music was intrinsic to me in the first one. We really tried to create the ultimate heavy soundtrack. Music will be important to me again for this film,” adds Snider.

The project has the working title StrangeLand: Disciple and is the second film production announced by the company based on a well established horror property.

Additional details will be released as the film moves through production and towards release.

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The Giant Spider Invasion Spins Its Web on Blu-ray This Summer

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 19:27

If you ever invite yours truly to a party and you’re ready for me to hit the proverbial road, all you have to do is start playing a movie that prominently features spiders. I’ll be out the door before you can properly pronounce “arachnophobia.” Even something as inherently silly as Bill Rebane’s 1975 cult flick The Giant Spider Invasion will scare the accidentally swallowed spider eggs outta me.

Since I love horror movies and adore being scared out of my wits, I’m obsessed with spider movies of all shapes and sizes. Naturally, as a B-movie fanatic, I was understandably thrilled that VCI Entertainment is unleashing The Giant Spider Invasion on Blu-ray this summer. Trust me: This flick is enjoyable even without the “Mystery Science Theater 3000″ commentary.

Unfamiliar with The Giant Spider Invasion? Here’s a short synopsis:

Giant spiders from outer space begin to invade Earth when a huge black hole appears in a farmer’s field outside a small town in Wisconsin. A NASA scientist deduces the invasion is the result of some sort of intergalactic gateway, as he devises a plan to stop the huge, hairy, creeping crawlers from devouring the local population.

Sure, the film is delightfully cheesy and totally far-fetched, but when your arachnophobia is almost completely unmanageable, even this sort of picture is enough to give you the heebie-jeebies. Fans of The Giant Spider Invasion can snag the three-disc Blu-ray set on June 15, 2015. The flick is packaged with a behind-the-scenes documentary, archival footage, and a CD featuring “The Giant Spider Invasion: The Musical.” All for $24.99. Nerve pills not included.

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Producer’s Preview Goes Inside Supernatural Episode 10.21 – Dark Dynasty

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 19:18

We get that Sam’s desperate and needs all the help he can get, yadda yadda, but longtime “Supernatural” fans are no doubt as anxious as we are for this season’s interminable Mark of Cain storyline to wrap up already.  Here’s executive producer Jeremy Carver with an inside look at this week’s Episode 10.21, “Dark Dynasty,” which will hopefully start tying up some of Season 10’s very loose ends.

“Supernatural” Episode 10.21 – “Dark Dynasty” (airs 5/6/15, 9PM)
THE WINCHESTERS MEET THE STYNES — Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Sam (Jared Padalecki) investigate a bizarre murder and realize the killer bears the same tattoo as those from the Styne family.  Eldon Styne (guest star David Hoflin) attacks Dean, and a brutal fight ensues.

Meanwhile, Castiel (Misha Collins) acts as referee when Charlie (guest star Felicia Day) and Rowena (guest star Ruth Connell) are forced to work together on the Book of the Damned.  Crowley (Mark Sheppard) discovers his mother is missing and knows she’s up to something so he turns to an old enemy for help.  Robert Singer directed this episode written by Eugenie Ross-Leming and Brad Buckner.

For more info visit “Supernatural” on cwtv.com, “like” “Supernatural” on Facebook, and follow @CW_spn on Twitter.

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The Lady in Black Comes Haunting

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 19:16

Even though The Woman is the only darkly clad femme that I love, Phase 4 Films has released a new indie horror story entitled The Lady in Black, and she’s ready to start haunting you immediately.

From the Press Release:
Writer-director Steve Spel’s horror-thriller The Lady in Black is now available on DVD.

Nelson has vivid nightmares of a woman being gruesomely murdered. Soon he discovers that the murder he’s witnessed is the beginning of a string of actual serial killings, all involving young women. To clear up this disturbing mystery, he pursues the serial killer to find out why the woman in black is haunting his nightmares.

“I was inspired to make a non-linear film that really puts the audience on the edge of their seats as they go through the twists and turns of this film. In writing the script, I wanted to make sure to keep the audience guessing and to avoid cliches and obvious revelations,” says Spel.

Spel continues, “My goal is to tell a fresh and exciting thriller that is as visually stimulating as it is psychologically-provoking. No one is who they seem in this film, and the ending will be truly memorable.  I wanted a hard-hitting film that was bent on realism and fantasy that plays on the mind. This film was made to be a psychological thriller and in its evolution became a detective’s mystery pushed to the edge with blood and insanity.”

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The Transparent Woman Gets a Spicy New Trailer

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 18:17

Domiziano Crisopharo’s homage to the masterpiece films of Mario Bava, Pupi Avati, Dario Argento, and Sergio Martino, The Transparent Woman, has gotten itself a brand new trailer; and we have it for you right here.

The Transparent Woman stars Italian erotic and pornographic actress Roberta Gemma and Arian Levannael (Hunt Angels, Poe 3 : Pieces of Eldritch).

Synopsis:
Anna is a beautiful, fiercely independent blind woman. Due to financial problems her husband, Carl, had to sell the apartment they lived in. They move into an old house in a remote location surrounded by fields. Anna is not happy there and feels even more isolated as she is most of the time all alone… but eerie noises and strange facts lead her to think that someone is in the house too… or “something.”

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The Phoenix Incident Sheds Light on XLrator Media

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 18:08

XLrator Media continues to fill out its robust genre lineup as the company has acquired the rights to The Phoenix Incident, which is based upon the insanely eerie Phoenix Lights. Don’t know what those were? Look it up, and let your imagination run wild.

Written and directed by veteran gaming director Keith Arem (Call of Duty, Titanfall), The Phoenix Incident chronicles the US military’s alleged engagement with extraterrestrial forces the night of the 1997 Phoenix Lights UFO sightings. Using whistleblower testimony, recovered military footage, and eyewitness accounts, the feature explores four unsolved Arizona Missing Persons cases connected to the incident.

Look for it to beam you up later this year on VOD. In the interim dig on the clip below courtesy of Deadline.

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Kellan Lutz Takes Part in The Feud

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 17:42

Steven C. Miller (Under the Bed, The Aggression Scale) is back with a new project that will hopefully end up being the bloodiest feud ever! Read on for details.

From the Press Release:
Summerstorm Entertainment and Vandal Entertainment have tapped Kellan Lutz (THE TWILIGHT SAGA, THE EXPENDABLES 3) to star in THE FEUD for director Steven C. Miller (EXTRACTION). Vandal Entertainment Founder Navid McIlhargey is producing alongside Film House Germany’s and Summerstorm Entertainment CEO Gabriela Bacher. Production is scheduled to start this summer, and Highland Film Group (HFG) will introduce the thriller to foreign buyers starting at Cannes.

Based on a script by David Matalon (LEMONADE) and Matthew Altman (SAM & LIZ: A KILLER LOVE STORY), this contained action-thriller follows a mysterious young man, Toland (Lutz), who returns to his rural home town in the Midwest for his brother’s funeral. Going head-to-head with the local crime lord who traps him and his friends in an abandoned farming complex, Toland skews the odds in his favor by using his wits and spectacular skills, allowing him to unlock a greater mystery as they battle for their lives.

Producers Navid McIlhargey and Gabriela Bacher said: “Kellan and Steven quickly established a strong rapport on the set of EXTRACTION. They are sure to take THE FEUD, a clever action film about redemption, to a new level.”

Lutz is represented by Ryan Daly at Zero Gravity Management and WME. Miller is repped by Charles Ferraro at UTA and Aperture Entertainment.

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New Hannibal Season 3 Promo Reminds Us No Marriage Is Perfect

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 17:37

What’s this?  Our favorite serial killer will be a married man when “Hannibal” resumes next month?  This latest promo for Season 3 of NBC’s outstanding series gets us better acquainted with the #BrideOfHannibal, played by Gillian Anderson.

“HANNIBAL” — Season 3 kicks off Thursday, June 4, 10-11 p.m. (Episode 3.01 – “Antipasto”)
The dark and haunting series “Hannibal” returns for a third season, revealing the fates of characters hanging in the balance and their continuing psychological cat-and-mouse games.

After the shocking events of the season finale, Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) is on the run in Europe — accompanied by his psychiatrist Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson) — sporting a new identity but servicing the same insatiable appetite. As the lives of Will (Hugh Dancy), Jack (Laurence Fishburne) and Alana (Caroline Dhavernas) converge toward Hannibal again, their deadly dance turns in startling and unexpected ways, and nothing will ever be the same again.

For more info be sure to visit “Hannibal” on NBC.com, “like” “Hannibal” on Facebook, and follow “Hannibal” on Twitter.

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Get Your Aliens On With Space Beast Terror Fright

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 19:04

If there were a contest to see who could come up with simultaneously the silliest but most aptly descriptive title, Space Beast Terror Fright would be on the winners’ podium alongside Sharknado and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Ever since Aliens and Starship Troopers gave us the space-bug squashing itch, gamers have longed for a proper backscratcher.

Back in 1999, Rebellion delivered the excellent Alien vs. Predator video game for the PC, which was followed up by the equally excellent Alien vs. Predator 2 in 2001. The recent track record has been a letdown, with the 2010 Alien vs. Predator failing to deliver. I’m sure it would have been better received if we knew what awaited us with Aliens: Colonial Marines in 2013. Alien: Isolation was a great game but featured too little alien squashing to be considered for this category.

Thankfully, the good folks at Nornware have noticed this discrepancy and are here to fix it with Space Beast Terror Fright. Taking place on a derelict ship in space, the players must navigate a series of corridors and collect datacores while holding off terror beasts: what a fright! At this point, spaceship means a series of randomly generated corridors, which makes it feel more like one of those old school maze games for Windows 95. That isn’t to say it looks bad, as the integrated UI does a great job of making you feel like a space marine, but it can be a bit jarring at first.

To assist the player, datacores each give an upgrade and provide ammo and battery restock. Upgrades include scaling levels of auto-aim, ammo capacity, thermal vision, ammo types, and more. Players always die in one hit, so tension is high, but can be temporarily alleviated with turrets that will hold a choke point until their ammo runs out. Be careful, since standing in the way of these turrets can be just as deadly to you as to the aliens.

As of now, the game is still in early alpha, so features are light. As of writing this review, they have just added easy mode. The gameplay is so far solid, without a lot of the bugs that one would expect so early into a project. There is a long way to go in fleshing out the menus, gameplay, and world generation, but there is a lot of promise here. I don’t really dig how the camera starts to strobe when aliens get nearby, as it feels like a cheap way to cause tension, and there is no way to disable this feature. The game also features a relatively pointless split-screen multiplayer option, which is universally silly for a PC title.

At the asking price of $15, it is only going to net you maybe a couple of hours of entertainment at this point, but fits into a satisfying niche. What you are buying at this point is a chance to see the potential, and experience the development process. It is rare that a game is actually presented in such a raw state, and even rarer that it functions as intended. You might want to wait for it to go on sale, but if you are jonesing for a fast paced alien shooter, you can do a lot worse than Space Beast Terror Fright.

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Stephen King’s It – Will Poulter Cast as Pennywise

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 18:02

The actor who’ll be playing the role that Tim Curry made famous, Pennywise the Clown from the television adaptation of Stephen King’s It, is a pretty surprising choice. Variety reports that Will Poulter (We’re the Millers, Maze Runner) will be the one filling the over-sized shoes.

Now, before anyone starts screaming, “What?!? The nerd from Meet the Millers?!? Are they crazy?,” keep in mind that “True Detective’s” Cary Fukunaga is at the directorial helm of this film that is set to go places that the 1990 TV mini-series simply was not able to. Sources say in the end, Fukunaga could not say no after being blown away by Poulter’s audition for the part and felt he was the right choice for the role.

Related Story: Re-Adaptation of Stephen King’s It to Be Scarier and More Vicious

This second adaptation of the classic novel will be split into two (or maybe three) parts, chronicling the childhood and then adult life of the main characters. At this time Fukunaga is only attached to direct the first part. Seth Grahame-Smith, David Kajganich, and Chase Palmer penned the new feature for Warner Bros.

More as we get it!

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President Elected for Independence Day Sequel

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 16:17

More casting news has arrived for Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day sequel as according to Deadline Sela Ward (“CSI: NY”) has been elected President of the United States in the film, which is just revving up production in New Mexico.

She joins the previously announced Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Brent Spiner, Vivica Fox, Judd Hirsch, Jessie Usher, Liam Hemsworth, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Joey King, and Maika Monroe in the film.

Director Roland Emmerich will return to helm the film. Independence Day 2 is set for release on June 24, 2016 — almost exactly 20 years from when the first film hit theaters on July 3, 1996. Dean Devlin, Emmerich and Harald Kloser are producing. James A. Woods and Nicolas Wright wrote the most recent draft.

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Nightmare, The (2015)

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 16:16

Starring Siegfried Peters, Steven Yvette, Yatoya Toy, Age Wilson

Directed by Rodney Ascher

Full disclosure: I walked out of Rodney Ascher’s Room 237, an exploration into the many conspiracy theories surround The Shining and the people that believe them. Its legitimately interesting – if exceptionally bizarre – material was mired in a profoundly misguided approach that makes it feel more like a long YouTube video than an actual documentary. Despite this, I was interested in his follow-up, The Nightmare, an exploration of the phenomenon known as sleep paralysis told through the eyes of eight people who have experienced it. Unlike Room 237, I didn’t walk out The Nightmare, though I did find the experiences related by the film’s subjects to be far more tolerable than this pseudo-doc that elicits more unintentional laughter than legitimate scares.

This is troubling because sleep paralysis is truly one of the most terrifying things anyone can experience in their lifetime. I’ve fallen victim to the “old hag” once, though my episode was relatively tame when compared to those told in the film, as a little bit of buzzing and the inability to move for about fifteen seconds was all my brain could muster. Through a mix of face-to-face interviews and reenactments, we’re taken through a jumbled journey of discovery as the eight subjects recount how they first experienced the phenomenon, its development and impact on their lives, and what they believe is causing it. Their situations are varied yet similar; Ascher’s goal is, in part, to highlight how real people experience and rationalize what is little more than a sleeping disorder, albeit one that isn’t fully understood.

In this he succeeds, with the film forgoing almost any mention of the science behind sleep paralysis in favor of personal stories that suggests the similarities might not be all that coincidental. The subjects take us through a typical episode, the sounds, images, and feelings recounted in terrifying detail, with Ascher occasionally popping in to ask them questions. One man, whose first episode allegedly occurred when he was barely two years old, relates how every night he would be visited by alien-like creatures with glowing skin reminiscent of television static; another tells of how she once fell victim to two giant black blobs that floated toward her while she lay in her bed, unable to move. For them, certainly a frightening ordeal, but the film interprets them in such a way that its players become unintentional comedic fodder rather than unfortunate victims.

It’s in these recreations where Ascher seeks to blend the elements of a horror film with that of a traditional documentary. Featuring cheesy animated sequences and laughable voiceovers, these reenactments highlight the images and situations with so little care and respect that it makes you think the whole thing is an elaborate joke designed to poke fun at the subjects. They’re all punctuated by infrequent jump scares and audio stings that are, perhaps a little too ironically, scarier than the stuff that’s actually supposed to be scary. But it’s not just the lack of frights that drags the film down; it still could have been an interesting documentary without being a scary one. Instead, by allowing the reenactments to dominate the already too similar ordeals, it just becomes repetitive.

Notably absent from the film are experiences from anyone beyond the Americas and the UK. Given how pervasive sleep paralysis is among dozens of cultures around the world, each with their own fascinating mythology and spiritual or philosophical explanations for why it occurs, it’s a wonder why he didn’t choose from a more diverse sample of sufferers to explore this. Rather than accept the science associated with sleep paralysis, most of the film’s subjects come to a conclusion that is deeply rooted in religion or philosophy. Imagine how powerful – and educational – this would be if Ascher explored the phenomenon as experienced by those from other cultures! Instead we get the same thing told ad nauseam, their experiences blending into a mess of ineffectual imagery. Every culture has its own idea of what causes sleep paralysis, and by utilizing eight incredibly similar people from mostly similar backgrounds, The Nightmare misses out on the chance to dig deeper into how this phenomenon transcends cultures and religions into a seemingly shared experience.

As such, The Nightmare represents an incredibly myopic viewpoint of a truly global phenomenon. Sleep paralysis has a rich and diverse mythology, its effects plaguing people and cultures all around the world, but beyond a few brief mentions, the film barely scratches the surface. Instead we’re treated to the bare minimum: a stripped down and anemic vision of something that is anything but. Those who regularly experience sleep paralysis might better relate to the material and thus appreciate the slipshod visual representations of these episodes, but I don’t, and I didn’t. It’s not scary, it’s not informative, and worst of all, reverence for the subject matter and its sufferers is almost non-existent.

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It Follows Is Funny (or Die)

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 16:03

The indie horror juggernaut known as It Follows (review) has gotten ANOTHER Funny or Die video, this one starring the film’s Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto, and more. Check it out along with the original gag video right here.

One of the best-reviewed films of the year (95% on Rotten Tomatoes) has also been bolstered by strong word of mouth with audiences hitting the multiplex in droves during its theatrical rollout.

It Follows was written and directed by David Robert Mitchell and features an up-and-coming ensemble cast that includes Maika Monroe (The Guest, The Fifth Wave) in the lead role.

Just Calling To Say ‘It Follows’ with Maika Monroe from Funny Or Die

What Follows After Watching ‘It Follows’ – watch more funny videos

Monroe plays 19-year-old Jay, who, after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, suddenly finds herself plagued by nightmarish visions. She can’t shake the sensation that someone, or something, is following her. As the threat closes in, Jay and her friends must somehow escape the horrors that are only a few steps behind.

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New Poltergeist TV Spot Clears Your Mind

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 15:54

We’ve lost count which number TV spot this is for the remake of Tobe Hooper’s 1983 classic Poltergeist, but does it matter? They’re almost here! The haunting begins on May 22, 2015.

In Poltergeist, which is to be released in 3D, Jared Harris plays Carrigan, a larger than life TV personality who left the world of academia behind to become the star host of basic cable TV show “Haunted House Cleaners.” Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino, and Jane Adams also star. Gil Kenan directs.

For more info visit the official Poltergeist website, “like” Poltergeist on Facebook, and follow Poltergeist on Twitter.

Synopsis:
Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (producer) reimagines and contemporizes the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, the family must come together to rescue her.

 

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Third San Andreas Trailer Cracks Open

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 15:49

Trailer numero tres for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s massive earthquake flick, San Andreas, has cracked open the Interwebs, and we have it for you right here, right on the fault line.

Brad Peyton directed the action thriller for New Line Cinema and Village Roadshow Pictures. The screenplay is by Carlton Cuse, story by Andre Fabrizio & Jeremy Passmore.

The film also stars Carla Gugino (Night at the Museum, “Entourage”), Alexandra Daddario (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, “True Detective”), Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer), Archie Panjabi (“The Good Wife”), Hugo Johnstone-Burt (“Home and Away”), Art Parkinson (“Game of Thrones”), and Oscar nominee Paul Giamatti (Cinderella Man).

Look for San Andreas in both 3D and 2D formats on Friday, May 29, 2015.

To learn more, visit the official San Andreas website.

Synopsis:
After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. And when they think the worst may be over… it’s just getting started.

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The Scream Factory Details Ghosthouse / Witchery Blu-ray

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 15:44

The Scream Factory (how we love them!) has just released the first details regarding the upcoming Blu-ray double feature of GhostHouse and Witchery. Read on for artwork and details.

From the Press Release:
Clown dolls. Witches. Hasselhoff. What more could you want? Prepare yourself for one of the most bizarre double bills imaginable with GhostHouse and Witchery! Released in Italy as part of the infamous La Casa series, these two highly unusual horror films come to Blu-ray on June 30, 2015, from Scream Factory.

Your tour of terror begins with GhostHouse, in which a group of visitors to a seemingly deserted home find themselves tormented by demonic spirits – including one particularly freaky little girl and her creepy clown companion. Soon our hapless heroes find themselves powerless to conquer the evil of the GhostHouse – where death holds the mortgage, and if you move in… there’ll be Hell to pay!

Then, a new address brings new frights as the immortal David Hasselhoff and The Exorcist’s Linda Blair turn up the terror in Witchery. When a terrible storm leaves a motley assortment of people stranded on an island resort, they soon find they have more to worry about than not packing rain gear! A horrible witch unleashes her wrath on the unwanted visitors – and no one is safe from her unquenchable thirst for death!

GhostHouse. Witchery. A duplex of doom, brought to you on Blu-ray from Shout! Factory.

Special Features:

  • Theatrical trailers


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Image Entertainment Finds Some Kind of Hate

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 15:34

Adam Egypt Mortimer’s Some Kind of Hate is fresh off a debut at this past weekend’s Stanley Film Festival, and we’ve already gotten word that it’s been acquired for North American distribution. So read on for all the details!

From the Press Release:
Image Entertainment, an RLJE Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, has acquired all North American rights to the Caliber Media-produced horror film SOME KIND OF HATE. The buzz-worthy film made its world debut at the Stanley Film Festival on May 2.

Directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer from a script by Mortimer and novelist Brian DeLeeuw (The Dismantling), SOME KIND OF HATE stars Ronen Rubenstein (It Felt Like Love), Sierra McCormick (Disney’s “Ant Farm”), Grace Phipps (Fright Night, Disney’s Teen Beach Movie), Spencer Breslin (The Happening, The Kid), Lexi Atkins (The Boy Next Door, Zombeavers), Noah Segan (Looper), and Michael Polish (The Astronaut Farmer, Twin Falls Idaho). Mark Ward, RLJ Entertainment’s Chief Acquisitions Officer for the Image brands, made the announcement today.

“SOME KIND OF HATE has an amazing story that takes audiences for a ride,” said Ward. “We’re thrilled to bring this film to audiences at large after its incredible debut at the Stanley Film Festival.”

SOME KIND OF HATE tells the story of a troubled teen who’s subjected to severe bullying. He accidentally conjures Moira Karp, a teenage girl pushed to commit suicide by bullies years ago. Moira is now a vengeful and unstoppable force on a mission of gruesome retribution. But when she goes too far, Lincoln must prevent her from spiraling out of control in this passionate and vividly violent take on the supernatural slasher.

Produced by Dallas Sonnier, Jack Heller, Amanda Mortimer, and Gabriella Revilla Lugo, the deal was negotiated by Caliber’s Sonnier and Heller on behalf of the filmmakers and Ward on behalf of RLJE/Image Entertainment.

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Sun Choke Character Posters Introduce Us to Irma, Janie, and Savannah

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 15:27

Sun Choke, which just premiered at this past weekend’s Stanley Film Festival, has a trio of strong female leads; and this new set of characters posters from the film introduces you to all three of them.

Ben Cresciman’s Sun Choke follows Janie’s quest to recover from a psychological break under the intense care of her lifelong nanny. After developing an obsession with another young woman, Janie strays off the path to recovery, forcing all three women into a struggle for control.

Playing Janie is Sarah Hagan, best known for supporting roles on “Freaks and Geeks” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Barbara Crampton — a horror veteran with credits from Re-Animator and From Beyond to the recent You’re Next and Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem — portrays the caretaker (Irma), while the upcoming Kickboxer remake’s Sara Malakul Lane plays Janie’s friend, Savannah.

The ladies’ co-stars include William Nicol, Evan Jones, Joe Nieves, and Jim Boeven.  Producers are Georg Kallert, Peter J. Nieves, and Rob Schroeder.

Synopsis:
Janie’s just trying to get well. As she recovers from a violent psychotic break, she’s subjected each day to a bizarre holistic health and wellness regimen designed, and enforced, by her lifelong nanny and caretaker. She begins to veer off the road to recovery when she develops an obsession with a young woman to whom she feels an inexplicable yet profound connection. The obsession turns increasingly invasive and wedges all three women into an ever-tightening – and progressively terrifying – struggle for control. Will Janie pull herself back from the precipice of insanity? Or go over head-first, taking anyone nearby down with her?

 

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