On tap right now we have an exclusive clip from the latest film from Eric England, Roadside. Pull over, crank up the sound, and dig it! Look for the film on DVD and Digital HD April 14th.
Ace Marrero, Katie Stegeman, and Lionel D. Carson star.
Dan and Mindy Summers are on a road trip along a desolate mountain highway when Dan is forced to exit the SUV to remove a dead tree blocking their path. Before he can get back inside, he and Mindy find themselves held hostage on the side of the road, trapped in their car by a mysterious, unseen gunman. They must fight for their lives in a sadistic game of cat and mouse set against a backdrop of numbing cold, pitch darkness, and raw terror. Dripping with suspense until the very last frame, Roadside offers massive thrills and a unique concept reminiscent of the films of Hitchcock.
Happy Friday, kids! On tap right now we have an exclusive clip from Adam MacDonald’s Backcountry (review) to go with your morning cup of joe. Knock it back and enjoy!
Reminiscent of true-life survival stories like 127 Hours and gritty animal encounter thrillers like The Grey, Backcountry follows an urban couple who embark on a camping trip in the Canadian backcountry. When they enter a predatory bear’s territory, their trip turns into an horrific tale of tragedy, will, and survival.
Based on a true story, BACKCOUNTRY follows an urban couple who go camping in the Canadian wilderness – where unimaginable beauty sits alongside our most primal fears. Alex (Jeff Roop) is a seasoned outdoorsman while Jenn (Missy Peregrym), a corporate lawyer, is not. After much convincing, and against her better judgment, she agrees to let him take her deep into a Provincial Park to one of his favorite spots – the secluded Blackfoot Trail.
On their first night, deep in the forest, they have an unsettling encounter with Brad (Eric Balfour), a strange alpha male with eyes for Jenn who may or may not be following them. Alex’s desire to quickly reach Blackfoot Trail only intensifies. They push farther and farther into the woods, Alex stubbornly insisting that he remembers the way. After three days their path disappears; they are hopelessly lost. Without food or water, they struggle to find their way back, the harsh conditions bringing out the best and worst in them, pushing their already fragile relationship to the breaking point.
When they realize they have entered a bear’s territory, being lost suddenly becomes the least of their problems. Terror, horror, will, and survival become paramount.
For the last several days we’ve been bringing you images from the upcoming film Nightlight, directed by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods. Today we have the final bit of eye candy along with an exclusive clip.
Look for the film in theaters and On Demand on March 27, 2015, via Lionsgate.
Shelby Young, Chloe Bridges, Carter Jenkins, Mitch Hewer, and Taylor Murphy star.
For years, the Covington forest has been shrouded in mystery with a dark past as a final destination for troubled youths. Undeterred by the news of a classmate who recently took his life in those woods, five teens journey into the forest for an evening of flashlight games and ghost stories. But their plans go awry when the friends awaken a demonic presence, an unseen evil that will seize upon their deepest fears—and plunge them into a nightmare of absolute terror.
Given the showmanship of the WWE and the rock star ways of KISS’s Demon, Gene Simmons, we’ve got some news for you that’s guaranteed to bring on the chills! Read on for your first word about Erebus Pictures!
WWE Studios has announced a new partnership with media mogul Gene Simmons to launch label Erebus Pictures, which will finance and produce elevated horror movies. The new venture has locked a three-picture co-production deal starting with Temple, which was originally acquired and developed by WWE Studios.
Erebus Pictures, named after the Greek primordial deity representing the personification of darkness, will shop worldwide rights on all titles and will leverage WWE’s extensive platforms from weekly TV shows, including WWE’s flagship programs “Monday Night Raw” and “SmackDown,” digital, social media, and WWE Network to market its titles.
“The horror genre continues to fascinate me as it proves to be endlessly thrilling and engaging for audiences,” said the KISS icon, who has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide after nearly 41 years in rock ‘n roll and more than 8 seasons and 167 episodes on his own reality TV show. “I am so thrilled to be working with the masterminds from WWE Studios in launching Erebus Pictures.”
“Horror films fall into a genre that thrives on genuine passion, and I believe this partnership truly capitalizes on that sentiment and supports our vision,” said Michael Luisi, President of WWE Studios. “I am confident that Erebus will provide audiences with an unprecedented horror experience.”
Temple is written by Matt Savelloni (Exile To Babylon) and will follow a team of highly trained operatives who find themselves trapped inside an isolated military compound after its artificial intelligence is suddenly shut down. While investigating the source of the malfunction, the crew begins to experience strange and horrific phenomena as they attempt to uncover who or what killed the team previously stationed at the compound.
A director for Temple will be announced shortly with principal photography to take place this summer.
Erebus Pictures’ second feature will go into production later this year so expect lots more soon!
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The season finale of “The Walking Dead” is shambling our way, and ScreenFad is reporting that we’ll be getting our first look at the tentatively titled series spinoff, “Fear the Walking Dead,” this Sunday during “The Talking Dead.”
As always “The Talking Dead” will air immediately after “The Walking Dead,” and the night’s guests will include both showrunner Scott Gimple and Norman Reedus.
The new series will be set in Los Angeles and focused on new characters and storylines. The show’s first season will consist of six one-hour episodes and premiere on AMC in late summer. The show’s second season will air in 2016.
Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, and David Alpert from “The Walking Dead” are executive producers of the new series, which, like the original, is being produced by AMC Studios. Dave Erickson (“Marco Polo,” “Sons of Anarchy”), who co-created and co-wrote the pilot with Kirkman, is an executive producer and showrunner.
The series will star Cliff Curtis (“Missing,” “Gang Related”), Kim Dickens (Gone Girl, “Sons of Anarchy”), Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), and Alycia Debnam Carey (Into the Storm).
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We’ve all seen the trailer, and speculation has run rampant regarding just how Terminator Genisys will tie in to the other films in the franchise. Today some new clues have come.
From the SlashFilm website:
“Terminator Genisys was described as not a traditional remake or a continuation or a sequel, but more of a reimagining — kind of like JJ Abrams’ Star Trek. The film will allow moviegoers to experience the story we have already seen, but in a different way. The story features a divergent timeline that goes off [in] an entirely different direction, and taking [us] down a road we’ve never been on before. This is not a direct sequel; there is no straight line from A to B.”
Make of that what you will! In Terminator Genisys 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.
When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future…
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With HP Lovecraft’s Reanimator being resurrected by Dynamite Comic as a comic book series starting on April 8th, we can also announce that Dynamite’s Reanimator is one theme for the Box Of Dread April 2015.
Sign ups for Box of Dread April 2015 ends on April 9th at 12 midnight EST / 9pm PST.
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Dr. Herbert West, The Reanimator, returns! Setting up shop in New Orleans, the brilliant Dr. West continues his life’s work: the revival of the dead by purely chemical means. To accomplish this task, he recruits Susan Greene, a young and wide-eyed pharmacologist fascinated by his macabre experiments. Initially unfazed by West’s unorthodox practices (including how he funds his research – by selling zombie brain fluid as a narcotic), Susan may regret her scientific curiosity as sinister forces – those aligned with Elder Gods and Haitian Voodoo – begin to align against the Reanimator!
Dynamite Entertainment proudly resurrects The Reanimator, H.P Lovecraft’s notorious mad scientist, in a fear-fraught four-issue miniseries! Take what you love best about the television shows “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead,” throw in Cthulhu tentacle terror and backwater Louisianan superstition, and you have the all-new horror comic hit of 2015!
Related Story: Dynamite’s Reanimator Variant Covers
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Surprisingly enough, Hotel Transylvania ended up being a lot of fun and was a perfect film with which to have your little ones cut their horror teeth early. Check out this new artwork for its sequel, Hotel Transylvania 2, and expect more soon!
Look for the film in theatres on September 25th from returning director Genndy Tartakovsky.
Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania… Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny – and in for a major cultural shock of her own – “Vampa” Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne, and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp. But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad, Vlad, is about to pay a family visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood – and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania – things are going to get batty!
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Los Angeles area fans of The Exorcist have a real treat heading their way in April as Ten Thirty One Productions has announced a second special movie night on the 17th after its inaugural event (a Friday the 13th screening on March 13th) SOLD OUT in just six days. Read on for the details!
From the Press Release:
The creators of the Great Horror Campout announced today a second outdoor movie night for their fans with a screening of The Exorcist on April 17th in Griffith Park. None other than the Great Horror Campout’s Camp Headmaster will host the upcoming event.
The Great Horror Campout, which debuted in 2013 as a 12-hour overnight immersive horror camping adventure, is bringing interactive filmmaking to its fans for a second time in 2015. The first Friday the 13th screening was widely received at their first Griffith Park movie night, selling out in 6 days.
“Horror isn’t a seasonal experience,” said Melissa Carbone, CEO of Ten Thirty One Productions. “We want to pull people’s brains out of that seasonal cage because there is nothing more exhilarating than the adrenaline rush that comes from this genre. Let’s feel that all year round, and let’s take the action off the screens and bring it into people’s personal space a little more than an average movie. Nobody can do that better than the Great Horror Campout’s Camp Headmaster.”
Moviegoers can expect pre-movie festivities, prizes, character interaction, and much more. Guests are encouraged to pack picnic baskets and blankets and to come early to get into the spirit of being scared. Additionally, Hellmasters (the elite campers who have won the coveted title at a past Great Horror Campout) will receive a special “Buy One Get One” discount and also receive reserved seating when they arrive on-site wearing their Hellmaster Sash. Tickets are on sale for $15 per person.
Ten Thirty One’s Great Horror Campout is due to return to Los Angeles on June 5-6, 2015. The company is offering a $10 ticket discount to the upcoming production if you purchase your GHC ticket on or before April 17th using the PROMO CODE: Exorcist. Get tickets now at www.greathorrorcampout.com.
Please note: We are expecting to sell out very quickly so advance ticket purchase is highly recommended. Seating is general admission and first-come/first-served. Blankets or low ground chairs are suggested as a courtesy to other guests. Masks, face paint, and prop weapons are prohibited for all guests safety. Film and pre-show content may not be suitable for all ages.
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We learned recently that Monsters: Dark Continent would be premiering on April 17th via Radius-TWC. Today we have the first official bit of artwork, and it’s pretty damned nifty! Check it out!
Tom Green takes the helm of Monsters: Dark Continent while the original film’s director, Gareth Edwards, assumes the role of executive producer along with Scoot McNairy.
Ten years on from the events of Monsters, and the Infected Zones have spread worldwide. Two soldiers embark on a life-altering mission through the dark heart of monster territory in the deserts of the Middle East. By the time they reach their goal, they will have been forced to confront the fear that the true monsters on the planet may not be alien after all.
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