Gotta say we’re really enjoying “Constantine” in the Creepy household, and things continue to get brighter for the dark show based upon DC Comics’ Hellblazer series. Read on for new casting news!
According to EW “Breaking Bad” star Mark Margolis has landed the role of DC Comics sorcerer Felix Faust in the 10th episode of the season, “Quid Pro Quo,” which airs on January 23rd. In it John investigates why thousands of people across Brooklyn have fallen into a mysterious coma, and Chas’ daughter is among them.
Since the early 60s, Faust has been a perennial threat to the Justice League in the comics, now holding ties to John Constantine and Justice League Dark through The New 52-era books.
“Constantine” Episode 1.09 – “The Saint of Last Resorts – Part 2” (1/16/15; 10-11pm)
JOHN PUTS HIS LIFE ON THE LINE AS HE GETS EVEN CLOSER TO THE SOURCE OF THE RISING DARKNESS – CLAIRE VAN DER BOOM AND EFREN RAMIREZ GUEST STAR – In order to fend off a vicious attack, John (Matt Ryan) summons a demon into himself. Chas (Charles Halford), Zed (Angélica Celaya), and Anne Marie (guest star Claire van der Boom) race against time to save John before it’s too late.
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The networks are slowly rolling out the mid-season returns of all our favorite shows, and coming up on the 19th of this month is Episode 2.10 of “The Originals,” entitled “Gonna Set Your Flag on Fire.” Here’s an image gallery for the ep, and it looks like the synopsis isn’t exaggerating when it says “tensions grow.”
“The Originals” Episode 2.10 – “Gonna Set Your Flag on Fire” (airs 1/19/15)
WHEN TWO SIDES COLLIDE — With Vincent (guest star Yusuf Gatewood) on the loose and hellbent on revenge, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) brings Cami (Leah Pipes) to the safe house as he and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) return to the compound. Hayley and Jackson (guest star Nathan Parsons) devise a plan to bring the vampires and werewolves together to consider a truce, but tensions grow when Vincent places a spell on the compound, trapping the two sides together.
Meanwhile, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) grows concerned when Rebekah fails to show up at the safe house, prompting Klaus to confront Kaleb (guest star Daniel Sharman) for answers. Lastly, after accepting her mother’s offer to jump into a new body, Rebekah (guest star Maisie Richardson-Sellers) turns to former Harvest girl Cassie (guest star Natalie Dreyfuss) for help when she finds herself trapped inside an insane asylum.
Danielle Campbell and Charles Michael Davis also star. Rob Hardy directed the episode written by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson.
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Lionsgate has finally set a date for its upcoming flick The Voices, starring Ryan Reynolds and some talking animals! Look for it on VOD platforms and in select theatres on February 6th via Lionsgate.
Directed by Marjane Satrapi, the psychological thriller also stars Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, and Jacki Weaver.
This genre-bending tale centers around Jerry Hickfang, a lovable but disturbed factory worker who yearns for attention from a woman in accounting. When their relationship takes a sudden, murderous turn, Jerry’s evil talking cat and benevolent talking dog lead him down a fantastical path where he ultimately finds salvation.
The first casting news has arrived for the new film from Nicolas Winding Refn, entitled The Neon Demon, as The Wrap is reporting that the lovely Elle Fanning has signed on for demonic duty! Fanning will play an aspiring model who is caught in a world of beauty and demise.
Refn wrote the screenplay with new talent Mary Laws, described only as a horror tale with a young female-led cast.
The picture will be co-financed and co-distributed by France’s Gaumont and Wild Bunch, who were partnered on Refn’s 2013 pic Only God Forgives.
Refn says of The Neon Demon, “One morning I woke and realized I was both surrounded and dominated by women. Strangely, a sudden urge was planted in me to make a horror film about vicious beauty.”
Refn’s regular collaborators, editor Matthew Newman and composer Cliff Martinez, will be joined by The Grandmaster director of photography Philippe Le Sourd on the film. Refn’s partner, Lene Borglum, will produce under their Space Rocket banner.
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If the 20-minute sneak peek of “Eye Candy” that MTV released as the new year began wasn’t enough to pique your interest in the show, then read on because we now have an inside look at what to expect this season to share.
“Eye Candy” centers on tech genius Lindy (Victoria Justice), who is persuaded by her roommate to begin online dating and begins to suspect that one of her mysterious suitors might be a deadly cyber stalker. When her friends at the elusive cyber-police uncover a potential serial killer in Manhattan, all signs point to one of Lindy’s dates. Teaming up with this band of hackers, Lindy works to solve the murders while unleashing her own style of justice on the streets of New York City.
Related Story: Go Behind the Scenes of MTV’s Eye Candy
Along with Justice, the series stars Casey Deidrick as “Tommy,” Kiersey Clemons as “Sophia,” John Garet Stoker as “Connor,” and Harvey Guillen as “George.”
The 10-episode series, which is based on R.L. Stine’s (Goosebumps) best-seller and executive produced by Twilight’s Catherine Hardwicke and Jason Blum (Insidious, Paranormal Activity), debuts on Monday, January 12th, at 10/9c.
It’s Time for Magical Thinking with these Stills from American Horror Story: Freak Show Episode 4.11
One show we definitely missed during the holidays is FX’s “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” and it finally returns tomorrow night. The network was a bit stingy in the photo department, releasing just a trio of stills from Episode 4.11, “Magical Thinking,” but they do feature guest star Neil Patrick Harris so at least we have that!
Look for the “AHS: Freak Show” mid-season return on Wednesday, January 7th. Just three episodes remain!
“American Horror Story: Freak Show” – Episode 4.11 – “Magical Thinking” (airs 1/7/15)
Elsa (Jessica Lange) prepares for her move to Hollywood. The Twins (Sarah Paulson) grow enamored with a traveling salesman. Dell (Michael Chiklis) plots Jimmy’s (Evan Peters) escape from police custody. Directed by Michael Goi; written by Jennifer Salt.
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Remember when I was talking about how excited Matt is about Howling II: Your Sister Is a Werewolf finally coming to Blu-ray a bit earlier? Okay, well multiply that by a million, and you have my feelings about the following story.
Word has come across our desk that Coffin Joe himself, the great Jose Mojica Marins, is on board as one of the four directors of the upcoming Brazilian splatter anthology The Black Fables (or As Fabulas Negras for your purists). Even cooler? He will also star.
Joining Marins on the film are fellow directors Rodrigo Aragão (The Monster of the Sewage and Iara’s House), Petter Baiestorf (Fierce Pampas), and Joel Caetano (Bloody Blonde).
Hermann Pidner and Rodrigo Aragão are executive producing, and Mayra Alarcón and Kika Oliveira are the producers. Walderrama dos Santos, Tiago Ferri, Carol Aragão, Cesar Souza Coffin, Milena Bessa, Margareth Galvão, Mayra Alarcón, Dora Dadalto, and of course Coffin Joe star!
Marcelo Castanheira and Alexandre Barcelos are serving as directors of photography on what’s being billed as a bloodbath in Brazilian folklore!
Check out the trailer below, and for more information dig on the official The Black Fables Facebook page!
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Last night “Sleepy Hollow” returned from its holiday hiatus, and while there are still a lot of problems with this season so far (an angel? really?), here’s hoping Episode 2.13, “Pittura Infamante,” which doesn’t air until the 19th, can get things back on track.
One thing that appears to be back on track for sure is Ichabod and Katrina’s relationship; in the first image below they’re actually on a date! If you scroll a little lower, you’ll also get your first look at guest star Michelle Trachtenberg as Abigail Adams.
“Sleepy Hollow” Episode 2.13 – “Pittura Infamante” (airs 1/19/15)
After the mysterious death of an art restorer at the Sleepy Hollow Historical Society Soiree, Ichabod (Tom Mison) and Katrina (Katia Winter) are reminded of a dear friend from their past – Abigail Adams (guest star Michelle Trachtenberg). Meanwhile, Abbie (Nicole Beharie) is shocked by someone’s visit to the police precinct.
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You can’t look out at what’s already inside. Yeah, that scenario can be a real bitch when it comes to your survival chances in a horror movie; but hey, you gotta roll them bones, right? Read on for the first word and artwork surrounding the latest film to revisit this trope.
From the Press Release:
An intense psychological thriller, THE INTRUDERS debuts February 24 on DVD and Digital HD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Miranda Cosgrove (“iCarly”), Donal Logue (“Gotham”), Austin Butler (“Arrow”), and Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan) star in this gripping mystery that will keep audiences guessing until the very end.
In THE INTRUDERS, Rose (Cosgrove), a troubled teenager with a history of mental illness, moves into a new home with her father. Soon after, she begins experiencing strange, seemingly supernatural occurrences inside her home, leaving her struggling to determine whether it’s the kids in town giving her a hard time or if it’s all in her head. The film also stars Michael Luckett (The Basement) and Jenessa Grant (“Reign”).
Directed by Adam Massey from a screenplay by Jason Juravic, THE INTRUDERS was executive produced by Mark Slone with Jeff Sackman and Nicholas D. Tabarrok serving as producers. THE INTRUDERS has a run time of approximately 92 minutes and is rated PG-13 for some violence, scary images, thematic elements and language.
Bonus Features include two all-new behind-the-scenes featurettes:
- The Secrets of The Intruders – The filmmakers and cast discuss the film’s story and psychological aspects
- Making-of The Intruders – An inside look at the filmmaking process and more
Every town has its secrets, as college student Rose Halshford (Cosgrove) learns when she and her dad (Logue) move into a musty, old house. When Rose discovers that the previous tenant mysteriously disappeared, leaving her possessions behind, she suspects her unfriendly neighbors know more than they let on. When Rose reports strange noises coming from inside the house, no one, not even her father, believes her, insisting that it’s all in her head. As Rose’s suspicions grow, she begins to fear that she may be the next victim of whatever or whoever has infiltrated her new home.
We’re still a ways away from the release of Terminator Genisys, though you can expect lots of coverage here on Dread in the coming months. Today we’re serving up an image that we think you’re going to dig so read on!
Per USA Today, we’ve just been provided with a still showcasing one of the film’s T-800 endoskeletons, which is of course the model that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character is. Check out the nude cyborg below, and expect more soon!
Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as the T-800, Emilia Clarke as Sarah Conner, Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese, Jason Clarke as John Conner, and Matt Smith as John Conner’s ally. Byung-hun Lee, Aaron V. Williamson, Dayo Okeniyi, and J.K. Simmons also star. Alan Taylor directs.
Look for the film in theatres July 1, 2015, via Paramount.
The beginning of Terminator: Genisys, the first of three planned films that Paramount hopes will relaunch the beloved sci-fi franchise, is set in 2029, when the Future War is raging and a group of human rebels has the evil artificial-intelligence system Skynet on the ropes. John Connor (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Jason Clarke) is the leader of the resistance, and Kyle Reese (Divergent’s Jai Courtney) is his loyal soldier, raised in the ruins of post-apocalyptic California. As in the original film, Connor sends Reese back to 1984 to save Connor’s mother, Sarah (“Game of Thrones”‘ Emilia Clarke), from a Terminator programmed to kill her so that she won’t ever give birth to John. But what Reese finds on the other side is nothing like he expected.
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You know, if you’ve gotta go, you may as well leave by making a statement! With a new year looming on the horizon, it seems fitting to remember those who have passed before us. Or at the very least marvel at their simply hilarious tombstones.
That’s right, kids! Even in the face of the reaper you should always keep a sense of humor! Check out 25 of our favorite funny and unusual tombstones below.
Have something witty planned for yours? Sound off in the comments section below. It may be your only chance to see people’s reactions!
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After a successful stint on VOD, James Sizemore’s bloody good horror flick The Demon’s Rook (review) is finally making its way to DVD. Look for the flick to arrive on February 3, 2015, via Cinedigm.
Chaos descends upon a quiet town when Roscoe, the pupil of a wizard monk from an ancient race of demons, unknowingly opens a portal that allows an unspeakable evil to travel freely into our world. When three grisly beasts cross into our dimension, the living are possessed and the dead rise to destroy everything in their path. Armed with demons’ magic, Roscoe is the only fighting chance to put an end to their eternal path of destruction. An ode to the DIY creature-feature classics of the 1980’s, The Demon’s Rook is a “gut-flinging monster mash” (Dread Central) that you won’t soon forget.
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Attention, Fred heads! If you are interested in getting a copy of the Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy book, now is your chance. There are a limited number of shrink-wrapped, unnumbered and unsigned books available to purchase.
INVENTORY IS LIMITED! The books on hand will be sold on a first-come/first-served basis, and once these copies are sold out, your only option to get one might be on eBay for a ridiculous amount of cash.
Orders are expected to start shipping in mid-January. In order to reserve your shrink-wrapped copy, payment is taken at the time you place your order. Other important details are listed on the product page at the link below.
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With the New Year upon us, we all look to that adorable cherub, Baby New Year, to help us usher in 2015. With a reminiscing smile to 2014 and an eager eye toward 2015, we gathered together a list of some other babies, those making memorable appearances in horror. We give you the Top 9 Babies in Horror.
We know what you’re thinking, and no, we never thought we’d see this list either. But what better time to dig in and remember some of our favorite infants and toddlers than right now when we’ve got Baby New Year on the mind?
On our obligatory honorable mention list are the two unfortunate newborns who were killed and violated in the most heinous of ways in The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence and A Serbian Film. You know the ones. And if you don’t, go check those two extreme films out. Wow! Also, a little love goes to the young spawn of “Dexter,” Harrison Morgan. Since it’s the holiday season, we’ll mention Billy the yellow baby from Black Xmas (2006). Baby Oopsie Daisy (although probably technically a doll, but he does carry the Baby moniker) from Demonic Toys was unforgettable. The child born at the end of a two-woman war at the conclusion of Inside (À l’intérieur) may be the baby brought into this world via the most violent caesarian section ever. And one last pair of HM’s go out to Baby Freddy from A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child and Dren, the hybrid child from Splice.
And now, on to the…
It’s Alive (1974)
As the trailer below will tell you (repeatedly!), It’s Alive. Written, directed and produced by Larry Cohen (who also wrote and directed Q and The Stuff, as well as penning the Maniac Cop series), It’s Alive features the work of a pair of legends in the horror genre with none other than Bernard Herrmann composing the score and the incomparable Rick Baker working on make-up and puppet F/X. The story is about the Davis family and their infamous second child… the one that comes out a bloodthirsty killing machine. As far as babies go, this one is very difficult to get along with. This baby movie spawned two sequels, It Lives Again (aka It’s Alive 2) and the hilariously titled It’s Alive 3: Island of the Alive. Classic.
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
If finding out you’re carrying the spawn of Satan in your belly isn’t enough to give you a case of the Mondays, then the fact that a creepy group of curmudgeons is watching over you to be sure the baby is safely delivered into this world for purposes of pure evil definitely has to get you down. As memorable as they come, Rosemary’s baby, the one with the chillingly demonic eyes, is an incredibly haunting entity. Based on the 1967 novel by Ira Levin and written and directed by the infamous Roman Polanski, and with Mia Farrow as its mother, Rosemary’s baby may be the most high-profile infant on this list due to the sheer fame of the players in this movie. With an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay and an Academy Award win by Ruth Gordon for Best Supporting Actress, Rosemary’s Baby was as appreciated by critics as it was by fans and remains a staple of the horror genre to this day.
House of 1000 Corpses/The Devil’s Rejects (2003/2005)
Okay, maybe not completely on topic, but you can’t talk about the Top Babies in Horror without mentioning the sexiest Baby of them all…No, we haven’t crossed some kind of pervert line here; we’re talking about Sheri Moon Zombie as Baby Firefly, the beautifully brutal violent vixen of The Firefly Clan. Baby Firefly may look like a harmless hottie, but she is right up there with Otis Driftwood and Captain Spaulding when it comes to downright viciousness. She was introduced in House of 1000 Corpses as a sultry, mysterious member of a murderous family. But in The Devil’s Rejects Baby Firefly really came into her own and became just as hardened a member of her family as any of the other killers. As horror movie babies go, this is certainly the sexiest and may very well be the deadliest as well.
Delivery: The Beast Within (2014)
Is there anything worth watching on reality TV? Let’s be honest; we cut our teeth on reality programming decades ago when “COPS” hit the FOX airwaves. And we were all literally glued to our screens as one domestic dispute after another got resolved by our cities’ finest police officers. But today anyone can get a reality show, and that is the premise behind Delivery. It’s the story of Kyle and Rachel Massy, a young couple who, for some inexplicable reason, agree to have their first pregnancy documented for a reality TV show. And, as this is a horror movie, things go completely off the tracks, making Rachel believe an evil spirit has possessed the unborn child. And that, my friends, is the makings of a fantastic reality TV series!
Pet Sematary (1989)
He’s not necessarily an infant in swaddling clothes, but Gage Creed was young enough to be considered in this category. An aggressive little scamp if there ever was one, Gage gave audiences one of the great toe-curling moments of 80’s cinema when he sliced Jud Crandall’s Achilles tendon. Much like the hobbling of Paul Sheldon by Anne Wilkes in Misery, this was another of Stephen King’s great moments of stunning an audience with just the damaging of a body. Not murder, not rape, but the maiming of a body part that was certainly quite beloved by the owner. Gage Creed certainly goes down as one of horror’s most nefarious toddlers. “And now I wanna play with yeeeeeew.”
Here we move into our non-human portion of the list. The Alien chestburster is, without a doubt, the cutest version of the xenomorph that exists in the Alien universe. Sure, his birth into our world is a bit bloody and violent, but once he emerges from Kane’s chest and checks out his surroundings (sporting a set of teeth that look like he’s wearing one of Flavor Flav’s grills) and heads for the hills, the baby xenomorph had already become part of horror/sci-fi history. But, unfortunately, as cute as he was upon being born, there was the fact that he would grow to be a towering, slobbering, violent alien creature that took away a bit of his childish innocence. But good lord, he was a cute baby, wasn’t he?
Based on Mike Mignola’s story and directed by Guillermo del Toro, Hellboy was an action-packed thrill ride for audiences. Ron Perlman was the perfect stout-chinned actor to play Hellboy himself. But our first looks at the demonic scamp were much more cutesy than anything else. A scant little red monster that somehow made it through an interdimensional portal on October 10, 1944, in Scotland during an Allied attack against Nazi forces led by Obersturmbannführer Karl Ruprecht Kroenen. Headed by Trevor Bruttenholm, the Allied forces were able to squash the Nazi’s plan and, at the same time, gain a tremendous ally in the form of the infant Hellboy. Bruttenholm would go on to adopt the young demon, who grew into one of the most unique superheroes of our time.
“The Walking Dead” (November 4, 2012-present)
Little Asskicker. Born in a bloody delivery to a mother who would not survive the procedure, living in a prison or on the run for every day of her short existence, Judith Grimes has seen some shit. Even at her infantile age, she’s already survived more than I know I personally could have… the prison invasion, threat of strangulation by a stranger in the woods while Tyreese wrestled with his conscience… Lizzy! Simply put, as babies go, Judith has to be one of the most hardened little ones ever. In fact, we’ve heard that she insists on getting some of Bob’s hooch in her milk, which she drinks exclusively out of broken Jägermeister bottles found along the road.
Dead Alive (1992)
The Dead Alive (or Braindead for those of you out there who prefer that title) baby takes perhaps the most punishment of anyone to ever wear a onesie onscreen. In one scene, which you can enjoy below, after biting a woman in the face, and in the space of about 40 seconds, he gets a chair smashed over his head Cactus Jack-style, kicked in the face, springboarded off an ironing board before getting smashed in the face with a frying pan hard enough to leave a perfect imprint of his face on it. From there he is threatened with an electric blender/chopper, hung precariously over said blender/chopper by a shoddily hung light fixture before landing his ass in the blender/chopper, only to be launched out of it and then unceremoniously punched in the face, which launches him through a window. Well done! Peter Jackson just doesn’t make ‘em like that anymore.
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As always, it’s with great pleasure that we give this year the proverbial finger and officially look forward to 2015! Please join us in stabbing at 2014 with an erect middle digit.
2014 was a pretty good year for us, and we have PLENTY of tricks and treats up our sleeves for the new year. Our good fortune was due in no small part to you cats, whom we are extremely grateful for. You keep readin’, we’ll keep writin’! Hopefully 2015 will give us many reasons to give thanks including Jurassic World, Paranormal Activity 5: The Ghost Dimension, and more!
So goodbye, 2014! Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out! Be safe tonight, everyone, and have a happy and healthy 2015! Here’s to ya!
IFC Midnight has set a date for Paul Solet’s follow-up to Grace, releasing Dark Summer in limited theaters and on VOD outlets come January 9th. On tap for you tonight is a behind-the-scenes featurette, which should whet your appetite for more!
Written by Mike Le (Patient Zero), Dark Summer stars Peter Stormare (Fargo), Maestro Harrell (“The Wire”), Keir Gilchrist (“United States of Tara”), Stella Maeve (The Runaways), and Grace Phipps (Fright Night).
Summer is a time to relax, unwind, take a vacation, and be free. But 17-year-old Daniel Austin gets none of that because his obsessive online stalking of his classmate and crush, Mona Wilson, got him put on house arrest for the whole summer. So, no cell phone, no Internet, no leaving the property, and especially no Mona. Then Daniel’s single mother has to go on a long business trip, and Daniel has the place to himself.
Daniel figures out a way to piggyback onto his neighbors’ wireless signal and, believing he’s surfing off the grid, uses his time to check in on his friends – and Mona… But what Daniel didn’t expect is for Mona to check up on him. And what she does next shakes him to his very core.
And then things start to happen. Daniel receives mysterious packages in the mail, hears phantom noises, sees inanimate objects move, and feels a strange presence in the house…
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Australian actor John Jarratt made one hell of an impression as horror icon Mick Taylor in Wolf Creek and Wolf Creek 2, and now he’s set to return to the horror genre with his debut directional effort. Read all about his upcoming film StalkHer, and check out the first piece of poster art!
Written by Kris Maric, the film stars Jarratt and Kaarin Fairfax.
Jack is pushed past the brink of his stalking obsession when he finally decides to break into Emily’s home to take what he wants by force. However, his plans for her pain and his pleasure come unhinged when he wakes up to find himself bleeding and bound to a chair in her kitchen. It doesn’t take long for Jack to realize that Emily is not the woman he thoughts she was. For one night Jack and Emily engage in a twisted and thrilling courtship of the sexes that leads one to wonder which one of them will survive the night.
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Great news for you cats out there who are looking forward to Adam Green’s latest directorial feature film, Digging Up the Marrow! Entertainment Weekly scored the latest one-sheet and release news!
Look for the flick February 20th in limited theatrical and also on VOD via RLJ/Image Entertainment.
Starring, written by, and directed by Adam Green and inspired by the artwork of artist Alex Pardee, the film stars Ray Wise (“Twin Peaks,” X-Men First Class), Will Barratt (Frozen), and a roster full of horror genre favorites and iconic artists all appearing as themselves.
When filmmaker Adam Green receives a package from a strange man (Wise) claiming he can prove that monsters exist, he and his crew are taken on a mysterious, fantastical, and terrifying journey into the shadows deep down under the ground below our feet. Digging Up the Marrow is a documentary-style film that blends reality with fantasy in a way that will leave even the most hardcore skeptics believing in the existence of monsters.
“DIGGING UP THE MARROW is the result of an incredibly rewarding four-year creative collaboration,” said Green. “It’s a very unique film that doesn’t neatly fit into any specific sub-genre that has come before it. We’ve been thrilled by the overwhelmingly positive response that MARROW has received at early screenings.”
The monsters in the film are vividly brought to life by visionary American artist and trans-media-artistry pioneer Alex Pardee. Under Green’s ArieScope Pictures, the film was produced by Cory Neal and was financed by Neal and Andrew Mysko’s Hacienda Film Co.
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One of 2014’s most batshit crazy genre films heads home right at the start of 2015 as Drafthouse Films has made a date with Sion Sono’s Why Don’t You Play in Hell? Read on for all the release details!
From the Press Release:
A renegade film crew becomes embroiled with a Japanese crime gang feud in Why Don’t You Play in Hell?, an outrageous actioner that also pays thrilling tribute to classics of the yakuza genre. The latest wild epic from writer-director Sion Sono comes to Digital Download, Blu-ray and DVD on January 27, 2015, from Drafthouse Films, in conjunction with Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM). The extras-filled discs have SRPs, respectively, of $29.93 and $24.99.
Master filmmaker Sion Sono (Love Exposure, Cold Fish) describes his frenzied, gleeful new masterpiece as “an action film about the love of 35mm.” Based on a screenplay he wrote nearly 15 years ago, Why Don’t You Play in Hell? is among Sono’s very best work, as his trademark excess and outrageousness are infused with an affection for the previous century of Japanese cinema. This is Sono with his talent and unique vision completely unleashed.
“A twisted valentine to moviemaking and the disappearing medium of 35mm film.”–Alonso Duralde, The Wrap
Ten years ago, the Kitagawa yakuza clan attacked the Muto yakuza clan at Muto’s own home, only to have Muto’s wife fight back. This unexpectedly left the Kitagawa clan in shambles, with their top hit man Ikegami wounded and Muto’s wife in prison. Despite the carnage, the most unfortunate fallout from this attack is when Muto’s beloved actress daughter, Mitsuko, has her adorable toothpaste commercial taken off the air. Now, Ikegami seeks revenge, while Muto only has one desire: to have his wife return from prison to see Mitsuko star in her first movie.
Enter The F★★★ Bombers, an eager but untalented group of wannabe filmmakers whose dreams of making movies have come crashing down after 10 years of 8mm efforts. Circumstances have brought them to this fateful moment where they’ll be able to film – in 35mm! – the actual climactic battle between yakuzas in an over-the-top, blood-splattering epic for the ages.
Endlessly irreverent and wildly, hilariously visceral, Why Don’t You Play in Hell? is a Tarantino-esque ode to the yakuza films of yore and features an over-the-top, blood-soaked finale for the ages.
“A deliriously gaudy celebration of the decline of everything.”–Anton Bitel, Sight & Sound
When filmmaker Sono started writing the script for this movie, it was the beginning of the digital age of filmmaking. While it’s now common to shoot and show commercial and independent movies digitally, back then, 8mm film was widely used by independent film groups like The F★★★ Bombers (yes, they really existed). Therefore, to the amateurs, 35mm films became the symbol of the professional movie. By having the yakuza shoot in 35mm, Sono makes Why Don’t You Play in Hell? an homage to cinema. The film also includes specific references to the work of Kinji Fukasaku, whose scores of yakuza films, including the monumental series Battles Without Honor and Humanity, greatly influenced Sono.
Why Don’t You Play in Hell? was an official selection at various 2013 festivals, including the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, the Independent Film Festival Boston, the Nashville Film Festival and the RiverRun International Film Festival.
• Press conference with director Sion Sono
• 11×17-inch fold-out poster by comic artist James Callahan
• 24-page booklet
• Theatrical trailers
• Digital download
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One film you’ll be seeing on many ‘Best Of’ lists in the coming days is Starry Eyes (review), co-directed by Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch. In February of next year, one of the year’s most critically acclaimed horror films comes home, and we’ve got the scoop for ya today.
Read on for full release details, and you’ll also find the box art below. The top image is the main art, while the one underneath is an alternate piece of art which will be found on the other side of the sleeve!
From the Press Release:
An aspiring actress finally gets a role to die for in STARRY EYES, “one of the most exciting independent horror films to come out in a long time” (Michele Galgana, Twitch). The nerve-shattering film comes to Digital Download, Blu-ray and DVD from MPI Home Video on February 3, 2015.
Determined to make it as an actress in Hollywood, Sarah Walker (Alex Essoe; Passion Play, Boy Toy) spends her days working a dead-end job, enduring petty friendships with other struggling artists and competing actors, and going on countless casting calls in hopes of catching her big break. After a series of strange auditions, Sarah lands the leading role in a film from a mysterious production company. But this opportunity comes with some bizarre conditions that will transform her both mentally and physically into something beautiful… and altogether terrifying.
From the producer of Cheap Thrills and Jodorowsky’s Dune, Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch’s STARRY EYES is an occult tale of ambition, possession and the true cost of fame.
In addition to Essoe, the cast includes Noah Segan (Looper, Brick, The Picture of Dorian Gray), Pat Healy (The Innkeepers, Cheap Thrills, Compliance) and Amanda Fuller (The Brittany Murphy Story, Cheap Thrills).
Entertainment Weekly’s Clark Collis called STARRY EYES “a skillful combination of occult thriller and Cronenbergian gruesome-fest. Essoe gives a star-making performance.” “One of the best horror films of the year… Brilliant and brutal,” said Meredith Borders of Badass Digest. “Terrifying,” said Time’s Michael Roffman. “If David Lynch and David Cronenberg came together to craft a gory, psychological mindbender, it might be STARRY EYES.”
Special features on the Blu-ray and DVD include commentary with writer-directors Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer (who previously teamed on Absence) and producer Travis Stevens; 10 deleted scenes; a music video by the film’s composer, Jonathan Snipes; Alex Essoe’s audition video; a behind-the-scenes photo gallery; and the theatrical trailer.