The 1970’s were a great time for made-for-television horror movies. Some, like Horror at 37,000 Feet, were just great camp. An all-star cast consisting of William Shatner, Chuck Connors, Buddy Ebsen, Roy Thinnes, Paul Winfield, Russell Johnson, and more...
...try to survive an unholy druid entity that hijacks an international flight.
The 1973 haunted jumbo jet flick Horror at 37,000 Feet had been a staple of late night cable television replays (especially on TBS and TNT) up until the new millennium, when it finally faded off into the realm of obscurity. Paramount is prepared to reintroduce it to a new generation when they release the often unintentionally hilarious made-for-TV fright flick on DVD March 18th.
Fly the not-so-friendly skies in this frightening tale of survival at 37,000 feet! On a flight from London to Los Angeles, a wealthy architect (Roy Thinnes) and his wife (Jane Merrow) have rented out a jumbo jet's entire cargo hold to transport a precious artifact -- an altar from an ancient abbey. But they're unaware of its deadly secret. Aboard for the ill-fated trip are William Shatner as a drunken, cynical ex-priest; Buddy Ebsen as an arrogant millionaire; and Chuck Connors as the heroic pilot. Not long after departure, crew and passengers alike face airborne jeopardy and supernatural horror as a demonic entity escapes from the altar, seeking to possess a hapless victim as well as seek revenge on those who would desecrate the sinister deity's ancient ritual site. Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a terrifying flight!
William Shatner at Shatner Level 5 is just one of the many reasons the film is known more for its camp value than its scare quotient. Here’s a taste of the Shat.
Another boatload of Vampire Academy goodies has made its way online today, and as always we have everything for you right here. New stills? Check. New infographics? Check. New reasons for teenage girls to shit their pants? Double check!
Based on the bestselling book series by Richelle Mead, Vampire Academy opens in theaters on February 14, 2014. It's directed by Mark Waters, written by Daniel Waters, and stars Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky, Gabriel Byrne, Sarah Hyland, Joely Richardson, Cameron Monaghan, Sami Gayle, Claire Foy, and Ashley Charles.
VAMPIRE ACADEMY tells the legend of Rose Hathaway (Deutch) and Lissa Dragomir (Fry), two 17-year-old girls who attend a hidden boarding school for Moroi (mortal, peaceful Vampires) and Dhampirs (half-vampire/half-human guardians). Rose, a rebellious Guardian-in-training and her best friend, Lissa - a royal vampire Princess - have been on the run when they are captured and returned to St. Vladamir's Academy, the very place where they believe their lives may be in most jeopardy.
Thrust back into the perils of Moroi Society and high school, Lissa struggles to reclaim her status while Rose trains with her mentor and love interest, Dimitri (Kozlovsky), to guarantee her place as Lissa's guardian. Rose will sacrifice everything to protect Lissa from those who intend to exploit her from within the Academy walls and the Strigoi (immortal, evil vampires) who hunt her kind from outside its sanctuary.
Ready for another quick teaser video for Showtime's upcoming "Penny Dreadful"? Of course you are, and we have for you here "A Place in the Shadows" along with the official premiere date!
"Penny Dreadful" is created, written, and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Neal Street's Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, "Call the Midwife").
Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, and Eva Green star; and Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible) directs the first two episodes.
"Penny Dreadful" is set to premiere on Showtime on Sunday, May 11th, at 10PM ET/PT. For more info in the meantime, visit "Penny Dreadful" on Showtime, "like" "Penny Dreadful" on Facebook, and follow @SHO_Penny on Twitter.
Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. "PENNY DREADFUL" is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama.
Devil's Due opens at midnight in select theatres countrywide tonight, and since there were no press screenings, you're gonna have to wait a bit for our review. That being said, here's a bunch of videos to tide you over!
And remember... you must Pray for Sam while you still can!
20th Century Fox's Devil’s Due, featuring Allison Miller ("Terra Nova") and Zach Gilford ("Friday Night Lights"), opens in theaters everywhere January 17, 2014. Penned by Lindsay Devlin, it's directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (Radio Silence).
After a mysterious, lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple find themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. While recording everything for posterity, the husband begins to notice odd behavior in his wife that they initially write off to nerves, but as the months pass, it becomes evident that the dark changes to her body and mind have a much more sinister origin.
A truly spooky new trailer has arrived for Hammer's The Quiet Ones along with a new still, and if you're a fan of the paranormal, this one seems to be right up your haunted alley. Check it out!
The film is written and directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2) and produced by James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through the Gift Shop), Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust, and Simon Oakes along with Steven Chester Prince and Ben Holden in association with The Traveling Picture Show Company (TPSC).
Look for it in theatres on April 25, 2014, from Lionsgate.
Starring Jared Harris ("Mad Men", The Ward) and Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and directed by John Pogue, The Quiet Ones (inspired by true events) tells the story of an unorthodox professor who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist. Based on the theory that paranormal activity is caused by human negative energy, the rogue scientists perform a series of tests on a young patient, pushing her to the edge of sanity. As frightening occurrences begin to take place with shocking and gruesome consequences, the group quickly realizes they have triggered a force more terrifying than they ever could have imagined.
Other cast members include Erin Richards ("Breaking In", "Being Human"), Olivia Cooke ("The Secret of Crickley Hall", "The Fuse"), and West End theatre actor Rory Fleck-Byrne.
For more info be sure to "like" The Quiet Ones on Facebook.
With Lizzie Borden Took an Ax, Lifetime's upcoming biopic about the infamous Lizzie Borden, set to debut on January 25th, a new trailer for the TV-movie has arrived. They also have a few hastags for you to choose from should you choose to live tweet the film.
Christina Ricci stars as Lizzie with Billy Campbell as her lawyer and Clea DuVall as her sister. Lizzie Borden Took an Ax, directed by Nick Gomez ("Dexter," "FlashForward," "Burn Notice"), will premiere on Lifetime January 25th at 8:00 pm ET.
If you're a tweeter, take your pick from: #LizzieBorden, #LizzieIsInnocent, or #LizzieIsGuilty.
It’s not just a disturbing nursery rhyme! Now the true story of how Lizzie Borden murdered her parents (or did she?) in the summer of 1892 is being brought to Lifetime. The true-crime case captured national attention when it first happened, proving that Americans' obsession with scandalous and sordid tales is nothing new.
Though we've still got no Cabin Fever: Patient Zero release date here in the states, we recently learned that the infection will spread to the UK on March 17. A Canada release won't be far behind, and you'll find all the info by reading on!
From the Press Release
Raven Banner Entertainment has picked up Canadian rights to Cabin Fever: Patient Zero, part of the popular horror franchise originally created by Eli Roth. Directed by Kaare Andrews (Altitude and The ABCs of Death) penned by Jake Wade Wall (The Hitcher), and stars Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings Trilogy), Currie Graham, Ryan Donowho, Brando Eaton and Jillian Murray.
The deal was negotiated by Michael Paszt, James Fler, and Annick Mahnert from Raven Banner Entertainment, and Kevin Hoiseth from Voltage Pictures on behalf of the producers.
When a cruise ship in the Caribbean collides with an abandoned research vessel, a deadly virus is unleashed. Passengers must find a way to survive before the flesh eating disease consumes them all.
Raven Banner is set to release Cabin Fever: Patient Zero in early 2014 in 28 theatres across Canada as part of its Sinister Cinema series with partnersCineplex Entertainment.
No stranger to devious and terrifying goings-on, Silent Hill star Radha Mitchell is about to come face to face with the Devil. Read on for details about her Sacrifice!
Screen Daily reports that Mitchell will star in the adaptation of S.J. Bolton's novel of the same name, alongside Rupert Graves and Colm Meaney. Mitchell will play a consultant surgeon trying in vain to have a child with her husband, played by Graves.
Her discovery of a mutilated woman’s body leads to shocking revelations as her husband, boss and local police try to persuade her to drop the matter.
Peter Dowling (Flight Plan) wrote the screenplay and will direct, and production is scheduled to begin in Dublin in late March.
Arnold Rifkind’s Cheyenne Enterprises will produce with Ireland-based Subotica.
Vampire films have become tired and boring over the years, we must admit. But vampire films written and directed by Jim Jarmusch? Well, that's an entirely different story!
Jamusch's first horror film, Only Lovers Left Alive, premieres this coming May at the Cannes Film Festival, and we invite you to sink those pearly whites of yours into the brand new trailer for the flick!
Only Lovers Left Alive stars Tilda Swinton as Eve, a grungy but erudite vampire who's married to a forlorn vampire musician, Adam, played by Tom Hiddleston. Several-hundred-year-old Adam (of Biblical fame) has been living quite happily ever since being expelled from the Garden of Eden--that is, until the 21st century came along with its excesses and greed and pushed him into a full-flung existential crisis. He cracks and orders a wooden bullet to kill himself.
Adam and Eve are not about blood-sucking and murder but are refined lovers of literature, science, music, and learning in general. When Eve's estranged sister (Mia Wasikowska) "drinks" Ian, a friend, to death, Eve tells her off, saying that in the 21st century people won't understand such barbarity. It's not like they can just dump the bodies in the Thames with the tuberculosis sufferers like in old times, she says. Now, in the 21st century, they get their blood from the transfusion section of a hospital. Alongside this, John Hurt plays a vampire Christopher Marlowe, who's still bitter that Shakespeare became more famous.
In the film vampires elegantly cover their mouths and have a strange ritual with gloves that goes unexplained, but at heart it's the story of Adam and Eve, who try to rekindle their love despite living in different places, he in Detroit and she in Tangiers. It is as touching as it is odd. The love story between immortal beings also raised philosophical questions for leading man Hiddleston, who said playing Adam was a "fascinating prospect" — a chance to break away from his more conventional superhero roles like Loki in Marvel Studios' Thor films. "The idea of exploring love in the context of immortality — is (it) a blessing because it recurs, and what does that do to your commitments?" he said.
It took Jarmusch seven years to find a backer, and he explains why: "I wanted to make a vampire love story... The reason it took so long was that no one wanted to give us the money. It's getting more and more and more difficult for films that are maybe a little unusual or not predictable or not satisfying the expectations of everybody — which is the beauty of cinema, discovering new films of all forms."
Set for a limited theatrical release on February 28, the thriller Repentance boasts a strong cast of big name stars, led by Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker. All of their familiar faces are shown off on the new poster art for the flick, which we've snagged for ya today. Check it out!
Directed by Philippe Caland, the film also stars Anthony Mackie, Sanaa Lathan, Mike Epps, and Nicole Ari Parker.
Years after a drunken car crash that almost took his life, Thomas Carter (Mackie) has reinvented himself as a therapist/spiritual advisor who advocates a synthesis of world religions and positivity. He's parlayed this vocation into a successful book release that one day draws the attention of Angel Sanchez (Whitaker), a profoundly troubled man fixated on the "untimely" death of his mother.
When Carter takes on Sanchez as a personal client in an effort to raise funds for his indebted brother, Ben (Epps), things quickly take a turn for the worse. Angel needs much more than a simple life coach.
Seek further contrition over on the official Repentance website.
A while back we told you that the role of Jessica's new vampy love interest on "True Blood," originally played by Luke Grimes, was being recast, and today we have the name of the actor who's filling the vacant spot. If we didn't know it was a different guy, without looking at them together we wouldn't even have noticed.
TVLine reports that "Bunheads" barkeep Nathan Parsons (pictured) will step into the series regular role previously played by Grimes when the HBO hit returns with its seventh and final season this summer.
Grimes asked to be released from his "True Blood" contract due to the creative direction of his brooding, soulful vampire character.
"True Blood" returns for its farewell season in June 2014.
The end of another stellar season of "American Horror Story" is in sight, but before we get there, the next "Coven" episode is promising to take us to hell and back. Of course that could be figuratively, but you just never know with this show.
"American Horror Story: Coven" Episode 3.11 - "Go to Hell" (airs 1/22/14)
Cordelia's (Sarah Paulson) latest vision puts the Coven's future in question. With the end of Fiona's (Jessica Lange) reign approaching, the girls manifest powerful new gifts.
Queenie's (Gabourey Sidibe) search for Marie Laveau (Angela Bassett) leads her to Hell and back.
AMC has released a new image from the mid-season return episode of "The Walking Dead," and it features Rick's son, Carl, on a very bad road. Check it out, and keep counting those days.
"The Walking Dead" returns to AMC on Sunday, February 9, 2014.
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, "The Walking Dead" stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman, and Sonequa Martin-Green. The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Tom Luse, and Greg Nicotero.
To stay up-to-the-minute on all things walker related, follow @WalkingDead_AMC on Twitter and visit "The Walking Dead" on Facebook. For more be sure to hit up the official "The Walking Dead" page on AMC.com.
The ultimate and award-winning retrospective on the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, Never Sleep Again (review), is getting ready to hit Blu-ray; and right now we have an exclusive clip for you cats to dig on!
Featuring exclusive interviews with over 100 key cast and crew from every Nightmare, including creator Wes Craven and Robert Englund (“Freddy Krueger”), Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy will be available as a 2-Disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray on January 21, 2014, for an SRP of $29.98 from Image Entertainment.
Murderer. Dream Demon. The bastard son of a hundred maniacs. Any way you slice it, there can only be one man – one monster – who epitomizes those words: Freddy Krueger. For decades, he has slashed his way through the dreams of countless youngsters and shows no signs of ever resting in peace.
A Nightmare on Elm Street star Heather Langenkamp is your dream guide in this thrilling “shockumentary” that takes you deeper into Freddy’s realm than ever before, featuring exciting clips, never-before-seen photos, behind-the-scenes footage, conceptual art, publicity materials and exclusive interviews with over 100 key cast and crew from every Nightmare, including Wes Craven, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, Jack Sholder, Mark Patton, Kim Myers, Chuck Russell, Jennifer Rubin, Renny Harlin, Lisa Wilcox, Tuesday Knight, Stephen Hopkins, Kelly Jo Minter, Rachel Talalay, Lisa Zane, Alice Cooper, Patrick Lussier, Miko Hughes, Monica Keena, Brendan Fletcher, Ronny Yu and many more.
So get ready for Freddy in the definitive account of modern cinema’s eternal bogeyman and what has been called the most frightening and imaginative horror franchise in motion picture history!
Swords, sorcery, demons, epic battles... That's just the kind of stuff we like in our video games, and that's exactly what's on the menu in the upcoming Xbox One and PlayStation 4 title, Lords of the Fallen. Check out your first look.
CI Games' upcoming hardcore action RPG Lords of the Fallen arrives later this year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The game places a heavy emphasis on combat skill and persistence, challenging players to hone their abilities with a multitude of weapons, armor character upgrades and supernatural abilities. Lords of the Fallen aims to slash, stab, bludgeon, burn, freeze and/or pummel its way into the dark hearts of masochistic gamers everywhere.
Dig on the eye candy below.
At The CW's TCA presentation, network president Mark Pedowitz touched upon just how much gas is in the Winchesters' tank now that the show is enjoying its ninth season. He also shed a bit of light on the "Sueprnatural" spin-off series announced last summer. Read on for details.
Said Pedowitz to the Television Critics Association gather for their 2014 Winter Tour, "As a fan of the show, who’s seen every episode, as long as I’m here and those numbers hold, God bless them. They can go as long as they want."
In terms of the spin-off which will be set up in a backdoor pilot this season, Pedowitz was asked if that was still in play, and he replied, "Yes, very much so. It's set in Chicago. Hunters, monsters... The script just came in."
As for whether any of the main "Supernatural" characters would appear in the spin-off, which will be centered around new characters, Pedowitz said, "In the spin-off episode, they'd be in it. Whether they're in the series... For me, for spin-offs to work, you have to stand them on their own two legs, so you can only do those crossovers when the time is right, like we did with 'The Originals.' We didn't see Michael Trevino's character, Tyler, until the seventh or eighth episode. By that time, the show was standing up on its own two legs."
Machete Kills is on its way to home video, and right now we have a veritable cornucopia of videos to check out to get you geared up. Given the film's extremely dismal box office, none of you went to see it so here's your opportunity!
Robert Rodriguez's Machete Kills is headed for Blu-ray and DVD on January 21, 2014 courtesy of Universal Studios.
Danny Trejo (Grindhouse, Machete) returns as legendary ex-Federale Machete Cortez in this action-packed thrill ride from innovative director Robert Rodriguez. In his latest mission, Machete is recruited by the U.S. President (Charlie Sheen/Carlos Estevez; "Anger Management," "Two and a Half Men") to stop a crazed global terrorist (Mel Gibson; Braveheart, Edge of Darkness) from starting a nuclear war. With a bounty on his head, Machete breaks all the rules as he faces death at every turn from an all-star cast of deadly assassins.
Featuring Michelle Rodriguez (Fast & Furious 6), Sofia Vergara (“Modern Family”), Amber Heard (The Rum Diary), Antonio Banderas (Puss in Boots), Cuba Gooding, Jr. (The Butler), and Demian Bichir (A Better Life), Machete Kills is one of the wildest save-the-world adventures ever captured on film.
The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet.
Bonus Features on Blu-ray and DVD
Billy Zane and AnnaLynne McCord are getting set to bloody up your house in Scorned, and right now we have a brand new clip featuring a common household appliance that's used in a not so common way. Check it out!
Anchor Bay Films releases Scorned, a story guaranteed to make any man eternally faithful, on February 4, 2014. It will be available on Blu-ray and DVD as well as On Demand across select cable providers and for digital download on iTunes, Xbox, and VUDU
Scorned is directed by Mark Jones, writer/director of the cult favorite Leprechaun series, and written by Jones and Sadie Katz.
The Bard once wrote: “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” Shakespeare, hang on to your plume because you’re about to meet Sadie…
Sadie (AnnaLynne McCord) and Kevin (Billy Zane) have decided to spend a romantic weekend together at his lake house. But when an unexpected – and unfortunate – text from her best friend, Jennifer (Viva Bianca), to Kevin reveals a lurid love affair between the two, Sadie spirals into a hunger for revenge that is without mercy.
Created along the lines of Misery and Fatal Attraction, Scorned is both a multi-dimensional study of a twisted, tormented character and a seductive thriller. It is the story of a woman overcome with a fury that is unheard of in heaven and unmatched in hell!
Today really got away from us, but we didn't want to end it without sharing this preview of and clip from next week's Episode 1.11 of "Supernatural," entitled "First Born." In case you missed the synopsis when we first posted it, the "first born" of the title refers to Cain. Yes, that Cain.
"Supernatural" Episode 9.11 - "First Born" (airs 1/21/14, 9-10pm; reruns 1/24/14, 9-10pm)
TIM OMUNDSON (“PSYCH”) GUEST STARS AS CAIN - Looking to reclaim his place as King of Hell, Crowley (Mark Sheppard) asks Dean (Jensen Ackles) for help finding “The First Blade,” the only blade that can kill Abbadon (guest star Alaina Huffman).
Knowing he owes Crowley a favor for helping Sam (Jared Padalecki) and also wanting Abaddon dead himself, Dean reluctantly agrees; and the two set off on a road trip. However, Dean and Crowley are completely unprepared when they find out who has the blade – Cain (guest star Omundson), the first son.
Meanwhile, Sam is back at the bunker with Castiel (Misha Collins), who notices there is some leftover grace inside Sam. If they can extract it, they can use the grace to track Gadreel. The only problem is the procedure may do permanent damage to Sam.
John Badham directed the episode written by Robbie Thompson.
The DVD artwork and a trailer have arrived for Jason Richard Miller's latest project for Dark Sky Films, Unidentified, and we have all the goodies you want along with the long awaited release news right here.
From the Press Release
Four young pals set out to have a great time in Las Vegas, but soon all bets are off in the one-of-a-kind sci-fi thriller comedy UNIDENTIFIED. It arrives on Digital Download and DVD from MPI/Dark Sky Films on February 11, 2014.
UNIDENTIFIED, the feature directorial debut of Jason R. Miller (co-producer and second-unit director of the hit horror films Hatchet II and Frozen), cleverly mixes sci-fi, suspense and laughs to create a truly unique take on an otherworldly encounter.
During a wild weekend in Las Vegas, four young friends get into trouble with a loan shark and must skip town in a hurry. But gambling debts may be the least of their worries after they get stranded in the vast Nevada desert. One of the guys discovers a mysterious metal fragment and then promptly goes missing during the night. When the remaining three catch up with their lost friend, they notice something oddly different about him. As his condition worsens, the others realize that some unearthly being may be stalking them in the wilderness.
UNIDENTIFIED stars Parry Shen (the Hatchet franchise, Better Luck Tomorrow), Colton Dunn ("Key and Peele"), Eddie Mui (Call Back) and Eric Artell (Pair of Kings). Parry Shen and Eddie Mui are also the producers, along with director Jason R. Miller.