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WWE Studios Sending Leprechaun: Origins to Select Theatres

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 15:19

If you're one of the fans who are eagerly anticipating the WWE's Leprechaun: Origins, starring WWE Supertstar Dylan "Hornswoggle" Postl, then consider your lucky charms officially rubbed!

From the Press Release
Lionsgate and WWE Studios announced today that Leprechaun: Origins, starring WWE® Superstar Dylan “Hornswoggle®” Postl, will have a limited theatrical run on August 22nd.

The announcement comes after an enthusiastic reception at this year’s Comic-Con, where fans were given a sneak peek at footage from the reimagined franchise. The move is intended to support promotional efforts during the film's multi-platform release on August 26th for Digital HD, Video On Demand, and Pay-Per-View and September 30th on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital).

Also starring Stephanie Bennett (Grave Encounters 2), Andrew Dunbar (Alien Trespass), Melissa Roxburgh (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days), and Brendan Fletcher (Freddy vs Jason), Leprechaun: Origins was written by Harris Wilkinson and directed by Zach Lipovsky.

Related News: #SDCC14 Exclusive: WWE Superstar Dylan "Hornswoggle" Postl and Director Zach Lipovsky Talk Leprechaun: Origins

Synopsis
Backpacking through the lush Irish countryside, two unsuspecting young couples discover a town’s chilling secret. Ben (Dunbar), Sophie (Bennett), David (Fletcher), and Jeni (Roxburgh) quickly discover the idyllic land is not what it appears to be when the town’s residents offer the hikers an old cabin at the edge of the woods. Soon the friends will find that one of Ireland’s most famous legends is a terrifying reality.

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Lionsgate Accepts the Devil's Deal in October

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 15:07

Hell hath no fury like a Devil scorned when Devil's Deal arrives on DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD, and Video on Demand October 14th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Interested? Good! Read on for the skinny!

The small town of Burning Bush learns the hard way to never make a deal with the Devil as he returns to fulfill a past agreement to collect promised souls. The Devil's Deal DVD, featuring behind-the-scenes footage and outtakes, will be available for the suggested retail price of $26.98.

Mathew Greer, David K. Shelton, Jaysen Dry, Kari J. Kramer, Tristan Lavelle, Allen Reed, and David Ford star. Justin Mosley and Allen Reed direct.

Special Features

  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Outtakes

    Synopsis
    Hell has come to the town of Burning Bush. When the terms of a deal with the devil made long ago resurface, the innocent must fight for their lives as the Devil aims to destroy everything and everyone in the town to reap the souls he was promised.

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    Syfy Unveils the First Teaser for Sharknado 3

    Mon, 08/04/2014 - 14:54

    At the end of April, Syfy announced a third installment in its Sharknado juggernaut will be heading our way in summer 2015, and today they released the first teaser video for it. Place your bets now on what city is next on the 'Nado's hit list!

    After the original Sharknado swept across Los Angeles and Sharknado 2: The Second One turned its deadly fury on New York City, be on the lookout for Sharknado 3 and the next city the Sharknado will hit!

    Sharkado 2: The Second One co-stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Vivica A. Fox, and Mark McGrath. Among the guest stars are Kelly Osbourne, Judd Hirsch, Judah Friedlander, Andy Dick, and Perez Hilton. The movie, which was filmed in New York City, was directed by Anthony C. Ferrante from a screenplay by Thunder Levin (both of whom worked on the original Sharknado).

    The upcoming Sharknado 3 will once again be produced by The Asylum. Look for more soon!

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    Twilight Time Set to Release 1988 Remake of The Blob on Blu-ray

    Mon, 08/04/2014 - 14:27

    Picking up where the big studios have been leaving off, home video label Twilight Time has for the last few years been releasing some pretty damn awesome horror flicks on Blu-ray, including the original Fright Night and Tom Savini's remake of Night of the Living Dead.

    Joining them next is the 1988 version of The Blob, headed our way just in time for Halloween! As the company just revealed, October 14th will mark the Blu-ray release of The Blob.

    Joining it on Blu will be a handful of other horror films, including Audrey Rose (1977), The Believers (1987), Man Hunt (1941), Under Fire (1983), and The Vanishing (1993).

    Typical for Twilight Time, all of the releases will be limited with The Blob being cut off at 5,000 copies and the others limited to only 3,000.

    Directed by Chuck Russell, The Blob is one of the better horror remakes we've yet seen, centering on a strange pink life form that consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows.

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    Remake of The Monster Squad Falls Completely Off the Platinum Dunes Radar

    Mon, 08/04/2014 - 14:08

    Plans to remake the 1987 classic The Monster Squad have been in motion for many years, much to the chagrin of the original film's writer/director Fred Dekker. Now it seems the remake is officially dead in the water, and Dekker is quite pleased about that. Read on!

    In an interview with Collider, Platinum Dunes producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller revealed the death of the project, Form saying that they're no longer developing the film. "That's dead," Fuller emphatically added, sealing the fate of this particular remake. For now, that is.

    On his Facebook fan page, Fred Dekker remarked that "'Dead' is usually not a good thing" but offered up a big ole "HURRAY!" in response to the interview.

    Can't say we disagree with you on this one, Fred. There are just some movies that can't be remade, and we're feeling like The Monster Squad is one of them!

    Rob Cohen was at one point set to direct the remake of The Monster Squad, which begins when Count Dracula adjourns to Earth, accompanied by Frankenstein’s Monster, the Wolf Man, the Mummy, and the Gillman. The uglies are in search of a powerful amulet that will grant them power to rule the world. The heroes – the Monster Squad – are the only ones daring to stand in their way. Mark and Brian Gunn penned the latest screenplay.

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    Fantasia 2014: Anchor Bay Canada and Breaththrough Entertainment Swim Away With The Drownsman

    Mon, 08/04/2014 - 14:04

    Some early distro news has come in for another flick which is playing as part of the 2014 Fantasia Film Festival, The Drownsman. Read on for the latest on this splashy new fear flick.

    Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada and Breakthrough Entertainment will release The Drownsman in the Canadian home market.

    Chad Archibald directs the film, which stars Michelle Mylett, Caroline Korycki, Gemma Bird Matheson, Sydney Kondruss, Clare Bastable, and Ry Barrett, who plays the title character.

    Synopsis
    After almost drowning in a lake, Madison finds herself bound to a life of fear. Unable to describe what happened to her during the moments she was underwater, Madison begins to develop hydrophobia: an abnormal fear of water.

    Crippled by her post trauma, Madison attempts to shut out the world around her, but her fear intensifies when she begins to be haunted by the vision of an evil figure. After watching her struggle for over a year, Madison's four friends stage an intervention in a desperate attempt to help. In doing so, they accidentally open a floodgate to a dark place where none of them are safe. As Madison and her friends dive deeper into the dark history of the evil that haunts them, they’re dragged one by one to a horrifying place from which they may never return.




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    New Jersey Shore Massacre Trailer Arrives! Smell the Hair Gel!

    Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:56

    On tap right now is the trailer for the latest comedic slasher flick to come our way, Jersey Shore Massacre. Check it out and decide for yourself if this Guido and Guidette slaughter fest will do the trick in terms of a smile and a scream!

    Paul Tarnopol directs. Danielle Dallacco, Angelica Boccella, Giovanni Roselli, Chris Lazzaro, Nicole Rutigliano, and Christina Scaglione star. Jenni Farley (Jwoww, "The Jersey Shore") executive produces.

    Look for the film in theaters on August 22nd and on VOD on August 26th.

    Synopsis
    When Teresa and the girls leave their suburban New Jersey salon for a weekend of sun and sin down the shore, they are blindsided by a bizarre twist of events that catapult them from the sands of Seaside Heights to a secluded house deep in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Frightened by stories of the legendary Jersey Devil, the local population of Pineys, and a giant dim-witted neighbor, the girls eagerly return to Seaside Heights, where they hook-up with five fist-pumping delinquents who incessantly disrespect all with their reprehensible behavior.

    As day turns to night, the group converges at a Seaside bar where they are soon ejected for inciting a dance-floor brawl. With nowhere else to go, the group retreats to the house in the Pine Barrens for a night of carnal delights. Blinded by their selfish pursuits, they remain unaware that their long outstanding debt to humanity is about to be settled - with their lives. One by one, the body count soars as retribution is exacted at the hands of a mentally-deranged killer with much more than just an axe to grind.

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    Pelgrane Press and The Last Door Team Up for Horror Contest and Giveaway

    Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:45

    Phoenix Online Publishing and Pelgrane Press have teamed up to offer fans of Lovecraftian horror a free novella inspired by the award-winning game The Last Door, discount codes on both companies' products, and a chance to win a free RPG PDF from Pelgrane.

    For the month of August, all new subscribers to Phoenix Online’s newsletter will receive a free PDF of “The Five Arches.” This prequel story to point-and-click adventure game The Last Door is written by David Conyers.

    Conyers is the author of more than fifty short stories, including an ongoing Lovecraftian sci-fi espionage series. The PDF also includes discount codes for $5 off at the Pelgrane Press webstore and 20% off The Last Door: Collector’s Edition at the Phoenix Online Store.

    Additionally, from now through August 10th, the two companies invite horror fans to submit 140-character flash horror stories to horror140@postudios.com for a chance to win a free Pelgrane Press PDF of their choice, such as Trail of Cthulhu, 13th Age, or Night's Black Agents.

    Five winners will be announced on August 12th on both sites.

    About The Last Door: Collector’s Edition:
    Feel what it's truly like to be alone in the dark with this low-res, high-suspense point-and-click horror adventure, winner of multiple Best Games of the Year awards. Set in Victorian England, when Jeremiah Devitt receives a letter from his old schoolmate Anthony Beechworth with a hidden, cryptic message, he knows something is wrong. His journey to an abandoned manor is only the beginning as he starts to remember a long-buried secret from his youth, discovering things man was not meant to know and opening doors that should have remained closed…

    The Last Door: Collector’s Edition contains four terrifying episodes of occult and otherworldly horror inviting you to investigate Victorian England's deepest, darkest secret. Inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft and featuring new scenes and puzzles, enhanced graphics, unlockable bonuses, and remastered sound, the game's the haunting, original musical score is by Carlos Viola. Explore ancient manors, decaying tenements, and twisting underground warrens with little but a lamp and magnifying glass to guide you. Dare you open The Last Door: Collector's Edition?

    For more information, visit Phoenix Online Studios and Pelgrane Press.

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    First Details on Found Footage Slasher Paranormal Demons; New Teaser Poster and Concept Art

    Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:30

    Another found footage movie about a film crew encountering supernatural shenanigans is in production, but this one has a twist: Not only is it coming all the way from Germany, but it's also a slasher! Here's the first word on Paranormal Demons.

    The film, which bills itself as "a mix of Paranormal Activity and Friday the 13th," is directed by David Brückner from a screenplay by Mario von Czapiewski. It's produced by Brückner and stars Roland Freitag, Annika Strauss, Manoush, and Michael Krug.

    In addition, it was just announced that American shock rocker Demon Boy has joined the soundtrack.

    Even though it's being shot in Germany this October, Paranormal Demons will be all in English and internationally sold. The project is fully funded but has a Startnext page with all excess proceeds going toward improving the quality of the film.

    Synopsis:
    A group of young adults interested in scary happenings want to film the first episode of their web show “Paranormal Demons” inside an old building that's been uninhabited for several years and is said to contain poltergeist phenomena. But after entering the mansion, they notice that they are not alone. Something is hunting inside the building, and his prey has just arrived.

    Look for more soon, and for additional info in the meantime, visit the Paranormal Demons Facebook page.

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    Win a Signed Septic Man Poster!

    Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:00

    Starz Digital Media's upcoming release of Septic Man (review) is right around the corner, and to celebrate the flick's arrival, we have YOUR chance to score a signed poster! Sound good? You betcha! Read on for details.

    The posters are signed by Jesse Thomas Cook, Tony Burgess, and Julian Richings.

    To enter for your chance to win, just send us an email at contests@dreadcentral.com including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS. We’ll take care of the rest.

    This contest will end on at 12:01 AM PT on August 15th.

    Septic Man Release Details
    Starz Digital Media is set to release the award-winning horror film Septic Man this summer. The film will be available On Demand and for digital download August 12 and will have a limited theatrical run on August 15. The DVD will be available August 19.

    From the creators of Monster Brawl, Exit Humanity, and 2014’s Hellmouth and Ejecta, Septic Man dazzled audiences at the 2013 Fantastic Fest, where its star Jason David Brown (Exit Humanity) won “Best Actor” in a horror feature. The film also garnered a prize at Toronto After Dark 2013.

    Septic Man follows Jack, a sewage worker who is determined to uncover the cause of the town's water contamination crisis. During his investigation, he becomes trapped underground in a septic tank and undergoes a hideous transformation. He must team up with a docile Giant and confront a murdering madman in order to escape. Septic Man is an odyssey into the darkest depths of gross-out horror.

    Septic Man was directed by Jesse Thomas Cook (Monster Brawl) and written by Tony Burgess (PontyPool). It co-stars Molly Dunsworth (Bunker 6, Hobo with a Shotgun) and Robert Maillet (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones).




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    New Concept Trailer, Artwork, and Update on Immoral Prodigy

    Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:45

    It's been several months since we've heard from filmmaker Jeremiah Sayys with an update on his Immoral Prodigy, but with the release of a new concept trailer and fresh artwork for the project, he got in touch so we could pass on the latest details.

    The upcoming feature, which is currently in the funding stage, now has two actors attached to star: Najarra Townsend (Contracted) and Shane Graham (Boyhood). While Malese Jow ("The Vampire Diaries") participated in the concept trailer, currently she's not slated to appear in the finished film.

    Director Sayys wrote the script and also produces along with Christine Torres and Fredrick Bresky.

    Check out the new goods below, and for more info "like" Immoral Prodigy on Facebook, and follow Immoral Prodigy on Twitter.

    Synopsis
    A young psychology major puts her life and the lives of her friends and family in danger when researching the death of a boy prodigy.

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    New Scott Snyder Horror/Fantasy Comic Wytches Begins in October

    Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:30

    Scott Snyder's new ongoing horror/fantasy comic series Wytches begins in October and promises to show us that everything we thought we knew about witches is wrong. It turns out they are much darker and MUCH more horrifying.

    The artwork in the series is by Jock, with whom Snyder teamed up in the past on the Batman story “The Black Mirror” in the pages of Detective Comics.

    Issue #1 of Wytches arrives October 8th from Image Comics, and you can click here to pre-order it from TFAW.

    Synopsis:
    Across the globe, century after century, men and women were burned, drowned, hanged, tortured, imprisoned, persecuted, and murdered for witchcraft. None of them were witches. They died protecting a terrible and hidden truth: Witches, real witches, are out there. They are ancient, elusive, and deadly creatures that are rarely seen and even more rarely survived.

    This October superstar creators Scott Snyder (Severed, The Wake, Batman) and Jock (Snapshot, Batman) unveil Wytches and introduce you to a world of unimaginable horror in a special EXTRA-SIZED FIRST ISSUE with 30 pages of story and no ads.

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    The Midnight Game Is Free to Play on DVD! Win Your Copy!

    Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:00

    Anchor Bay is bringing A.D. Calvo's The Midnight Game home, and we have your chance to score a copy of it on us! That's right; we're giving it away! It's insane! Best deal ever! No hyperbole! Well, some, but it's only because we're excited!

    To enter for your chance to win, just send us an email at contests@dreadcentral.com including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS. We’ll take care of the rest.

    This contest will end on at 12:01 AM PT on August 11th.

    The Midnight Game Release Details
    With games, as with life, sometimes it’s play or be played. But beware when it’s play or be prey...

    On August 12th, Anchor Bay Entertainment dares you to join...THE MIDNIGHT GAME! An official selection at the 2013 Miami International Film Festival, Telluride Horror Show Film Festival, and SF Indie Fest’s Another Hole in the Head International Genre Film Festival, THE MIDNIGHT GAME promises a new whole spin on the games people play!

    With a hot cast including Guy Wilson (“Breaking Bad,” LITTLE BLACK BOOK, THE OPEN DOOR, THE MOON AND HE), Renee Olstead (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” 13 GOING ON 30), Shelby Young (“American Horror Story,” WILD CHILD, THE SOCIAL NETWORK), Valentina de Angelis (BEREAVEMENT, EVERLASTING, OFF THE MAP), and Spencer Daniels (STAR TREK, THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON), the rules are simple because there’s only one: survive! THE MIDNIGHT GAME will be available on DVD for an SRP of $19.98.

    In this eerie chiller inspired by true events, Olstead stars as a partying teen whose friends decide to perform an ancient pagan ritual found online called ‘The Midnight Game’: Candles are lit. A drop of blood is spilled. Your worst fear is confessed, and an entity is summoned. But if the rules are not followed exactly, punishment is promised. Tonight, the game is not being taken seriously. A demonic horror has been unleashed, and now, even daylight cannot stop the nightmares that may destroy them all. Are you ready for the arrival of “The Midnight Man?”

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    Black Fawn Distributing Silent Retreat in Canada this September; New Poster, Trailer, and Stills

    Mon, 08/04/2014 - 10:45

    After winning Best Canadian Feature at last year's Toronto After Dark, Silent Retreat is heading to DVD through Black Fawn Distribution. A Film Monkey Production's creature feature will be released in Canada on September 2nd, and we have all the details.

    From the Press Release:
    SILENT RETREAT celebrated its World Premiere at the 2013 Toronto After Dark Film Festival and has since gone on to screen at the Nocturna Film Fest in Madrid, Spain.

    Directed by Tricia Lee, one of the strongest female voices in Canadian horror today. and starring Chelsea Jenish and Sofia Banzhaf, SILENT RETREAT is ultimately about women finding their voice and refusing to be silent, a theme that resonated with Lee while developing the film. With SILENT RETREAT, written by Corey Brown, Lee added her own spin to the genre: strong female characters combined with an emotionally resonant theme and classic horror imagery.

    “We really wanted to acquire a film that was very different thematically,” states Black Fawn Distribution Sales Manager C.F. Benner. “What makes Tricia’s voice so unique is her ability to build quality characters by using small pieces of social commentary. It’s a very clever style that really allows these characters to come to life and drive the film forward. Obviously SILENT RETREAT is a creature feature, but this film has a lot of layers that are enjoyable to peel back and explore as you’re watching.”

    "After learning of Black Fawn Distribution's grassroots marketing and their mission to sell directly to genre fans, I was very excited to begin working with them on SILENT RETREAT,” explains director Tricia Lee. “I think they’ll do a fantastic job getting the film out there.”

    The SILENT RETREAT Canadian DVD will include a behind-the-scenes featurette, director and writer commentary, an exclusive artwork gallery, and trailers for the film.

    Synopsis
    Janey is sent to a silent meditation retreat in the middle of the woods for rehabilitation, only to discover that the men who run it are brainwashing women to be quiet and submissive, and if she breaks the rules, she'll discover what lurks beyond the trees...

    For more info, including pre-order links, visit the official Black Fawn Distribution website, "like" Black Fawn Distribution on Facebook, and follow Black Fawn Distribution on Twitter.

    No word on Stateside distro yet, but we'll keep you posted!

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    Plague World, Chapter 3 in Dana Fredsti's Ashley Parker Trilogy, Coming August 26th

    Mon, 08/04/2014 - 10:30

    Plague World, the conclusion of the zombie apocalypse trilogy begun by author Dana Fredsti in Plague Town and continued in Plague Nation, arrives online and in stores on August 26th from Titan Books.

    In this final chapter of Fredsti's Ashley Parker series, the zombie plague has gone airborne, and the conspiracy that began it all reaches the boiling point.

    Check out the book's cover art and synopsis below, and look for an exclusive excerpt soon!

    Synopsis:
    Having been ambushed in San Francisco, which is now fully engulfed in the zombie plague, Ashley and the wild cards must pursue the enemy to San Diego. There they will discover a splinter of their own organization, the Dolofónoi tou Zontanoús Nekroús, which seeks to weaponize the plague.

    But that isn't the worst news. The plague has gone airborne, making it transferable without physical contract. It cannot be controlled by anyone so reports of the zombie swarm are coming in from across the United States - and across the world.

    For more info check out the official Titan Books and Dana Fredsti websites.

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    Sitges 2014 Expands with Zombeavers, The Babadook, Home, Goal of the Dead, Doc of the Dead, and More!

    Mon, 08/04/2014 - 10:15

    The Sitges Film Festival is typically a feast for horror fans, and this year's event looks to be no different as a big batch of new genre movies has been added to the lineup that's sure to make you drool.

    From the Press Release:
    The 47th Sitges Film Festival, to be held from 3 to 12 October, will be loaded with films that are all eagerly awaited by fantastic and, especially, horror genre film lovers. Festival Director Àngel Sala has announced the names of a good handful of new films that will be included in Sitges 2014.

    These new Festival incorporations have been added to the lineup of an edition that will be opening with Jaume Balagueró’s [REC] 4: Apocalypse, presenting its Grand Honorary Award to Roland Emmerich, and including presentations of the latest productions from important directors like Jean-Luc Godard, David Cronenberg, Kim-ki Duk, and Takashi Miike. See more details on those aspects of the Festival by clicking here.

    Supernatural horror will carry an important weight this year with excellent examples of haunted house movies and others with sinister presences arriving from the other side of the planet, like Gerard Johnstone’s Housebound from New Zealand or Australia's The Babadook by Jennifer Kent (photo left).

    Another genre example, Nicholas McCarthy’s Home, can also be seen at the Festival. Ivan Kavanagh’s The Canal closes this quartet of films that will have moviegoers jumping out of their seats with their demonic apparitions.

    Added to the numerous Asian productions the Festival has already confirmed for this year is Live from the director of Dead Sushi, Noboru Iguchi, a survival thriller based on a novel by Yusuke Yamada. Arriving from Germany is Der Samurai, a dark, ambiguous film that has been described as a queer thriller, directed by Till Kleinert and financed through crowdfunding.

    At Sitges 2014 there will also be room for films treating genre from a more comical, madcap viewpoint, as in the case of Tommy Wirkola’s Dead Snow 2, where the only survivor from part one will have to fight an even larger army of zombies.

    Two other good doses of zombies are also guaranteed with Goal of the Dead (photo right) and Zombeavers, films offering unfeasible blends of zombies with soccer and beavers, respectively.

    The first is a dual movie (two 70-minute parts) directed by Benjamin Rocher and Thierry Poiraud; the second is based on the well-known premise of “group of young men and women, vacation, fun, alcohol, and sex” that becomes a blood fest.

    And still in a comical tone, the Festival will be presenting Dan Beers’ Premature, the story of a high school student who has to re-live losing his virginity over and over again like a zany twist on Groundhog Day.

    The last of the newly confirmed features is The Curse of Downers Grove, a movie about the murders of a series of teens attributed to a bizarre curse, directed by Derick Martini and co-written by novelist Brett Easton Ellis, author of American Psycho, the film version of which opened Sitges 2000.

    Sala also revealed two documentaries that will be at this year’s Festival. The first is Doc of the Dead, a film that has been defined as “the definitive zombie culture documentary.” Directed by Alexander O. Philippe (The People Versus George Lucas and The Life and Times of Paul the Psychic Octopus) and including the participation of Alex Cox, Simon Pegg, George A. Romero, and Steven Scholzman, this piece analyzes how the zombie phenomenon has been popularized in recent years in all kinds of different fields, like literature, series or even fashion.

    The second confirmed documentary is Elijah Drenner’s That Guy Dick Miller, dedicated to an aspiring writer turned accidental actor whose face everyone knows but whose name is known by few. Sharing the screen with leading figures like Nicholson, De Niro, Schwarzenegger, and The Ramones, he has worked with great directors like Scorsese, Corman, Fuller, Dante, Cameron, Demme, and many more.

    At Sitges 2014 there will be no shortage of classics either. The Festival has confirmed a screening of William Friedkin’s 1977 movie Sorcerer, a remake of H.G. Clouzot’s The Wages of Fear (1953), starring Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, and Francisco Rabal.

    Ticket sales for the 47th Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, Spain, will be handled exclusively through the Festival’s website. For additional information visit SitgesFilmFestival.com.

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    The Fun Begins in this Exclusive Varsity Blood Clip

    Mon, 08/04/2014 - 10:00

    An exclusive clip from Varsity Blood has landed in our inbox so huddle up around your computer screen, cue the cheerleaders, and watch it. Well, you really don't need all that fanfare to see it, but hey, if you want to...

    The film, written and directed by Jake Helgren, stars Lexi Giovagnoli, Debbie Rochon (American Nightmare, Colour from the Dark), Elle LaMont (Machete Kills), and Chris Hlozek (Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies).

    Look for Varsity Blood on DVD on August 19th.

    Synopsis:
    This football season, Hogeye High’s Warriors and cheerleaders are out for blood. Unfortunately, someone is out for theirs, and they’ll be forced to take one for the team. After the big Halloween football match, the students are joined by an uninvited guest dressed as their high school mascot armed with a bow and arrow, a battle-axe, and an insatiable appetite for butchery. Soon, they find themselves fighting for more than the winning score as terror becomes the name of the game.




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    Jasonless Friday the 13th Stupidity Clarified

    Sat, 08/02/2014 - 16:17

    It only takes one person to screw up something someone else said to ignite a firestorm of silliness on this crazy thing called the Interwebs. For instance, back in January(!) Platinum Dunes' Brad Fuller was misquoted regarding whether or not Jason would return to the Friday the 13th franchise.

    The original quote was as follows... When asked if Derek Mears was going to be back for the next film, Fuller replied, "I don't know because I don't know if we're going to have Jason. I don't know which Jason we're going to have. I can tell you this: I love Derek Mears; I love working with him, and he's a dream so we'd be lucky to have him."

    Recently MovieWeb caught up with Fuller, who clarified.

    "It was a misquote. I had just said, 'I don't know who would play Jason Voorhees. Because I don't know what age he would be, or how we would use him. Are we clear about that? That was the original context of the question. 'Is Derek Mears going to be playing Jason?' I said, 'I don't know who the character is going to be, or at what point in his life we are going to be engaging in him with.' Somehow that became, 'He's not going to be in the movie.' But of course he's going to be in the movie!"

    Director David Bruckner (The Signal, V/H/S) was in talks to helm the new film, but nothing has been confirmed as of press time. Friday the 13th is slated to be in theatres on November 13, 2015.

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    Ghostbusters 3 Looking to Bust Bridesmaids Director

    Sat, 08/02/2014 - 16:07

    Reporting on Ghostbusters III news has become as enjoyable as kneeling at the side of the road to randomly rub gravel into your scalp. But alas... we're here to do it for better or worse. Next up... Sony has revealed its first choice pick for director.

    According to THR, Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat) has emerged as the frontrunner, and Feig has shown interest in taking on the project. Sources caution that no formal negotiations have taken place, and a lot must be worked out before the casual discussions turn serious and Feig accepts the job. But he is the studio's first choice. Sony declined to comment.

    Of course they did.

    As always, take this with a grain of salt, and also as always, expect more soon.

    Etan Cohen penned the Ghostbusters III script, which is cut from the same cloth as the original films. The original Ghostbusters will have a very small role in the sequel. Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson, who played Ray Stantz and Winston Zeddemore, respectively, are expected to return, though Bill Murray's involvement is questionable.

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    New Constantine Promo Asks: What's On the Way?

    Sat, 08/02/2014 - 01:15

    Things are crawling out of the shadows on a scale we've never seen before in the pilot for "Constantine," or at least that's what this latest promo for the upcoming series claims. Honestly, though, all we needed to know is that it's directed by Neil Marshall. Yep, we'll be tuning in come October!

    About the Show:
    "Constantine" follows enigmatic and irreverent Liverpool con-man-turned-occult-detective John Constantine, who is reluctantly thrust into the role of defending our world against dark forces from beyond.

    Matt Ryan stars as the title character. The cast also includes Harold Perrineau, Angelica Celaya, and Charles Halford.

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    The "Constantine" pilot is executive produced by Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer. Neil Marshall directs from a teleplay by Daniel Cerone with story by Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer. "Constantine" is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television and is based upon characters published by DC Entertainment.

    The series premieres Friday, October 24, at 10/9c on NBC. For the latest news, like "Constantine" on Facebook and follow "Constantine" on Twitter.




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