We told you about the new Korean horror flick Flu back in January and even showed off some artwork and stills. In case you're still not feeling better, this latest trailer should more than do the trick. Check it out!
From the Press Release
Sung-su Kim (Beat, Scream City) delivers the viscous viral outbreak thriller FLU, debuting on DVD March 18th from CJ Entertainment.
The worst epidemic ever seen is sweeping through the Seoul suburb of Bundang. Within hours after a patient dies in the hospital covered in an oozing red rash and regurgitating blood, the deadly virus sweeps the city and the body count rapidly rises. Medical professionals are in a panic over the mysteriously murderous infection, and soon the government orders the military to quarantine the entire area -- no one gets in, no one gets out. Desperation and violence grip the public as the infected and non-infected struggle for life and everything begins to spiral out of control.
The all-star cast includes Hyuk Jang (The Client), Soo Ae (Sunny, A Family), Yoo Hae-jin (Musa-The Warrior, King and the Clown) and newcomer Min-ah Park.
A human trafficker is infected with an unknown virus and dies in a Bundang hospital, covered in red rashes and coughing up blood. Less than 24 hours after the death of the first patient, similar cases are reported all over Bundang. The medics despair over the super-virus that has no known cure, but they soon find hope when they hear of a sole survivor who may have developed antibodies against this ruthless viral mutation. As medical professionals rush to find the sole individual with the potential key for a cure, fatalities rise, and soon the government has no choice but to quarantine the city. Amidst the ensuing panic, wild desperation and violence, the struggle for life between the infected and non-infected begins to spiral out of control.
Let me be clear... we do not care if this flick is Dread worthy just yet. That being said, if there's a story floating around about a friggin' viking Santa Claus, then goddamn it, we're gonna do it!
According to Deadline, after much back and forth Saturday involving Sony, Universal, and a last-ditch overture from Warner Bros., Sony finally closed its deal for Winter’s Knight, the Viking-mythology-tinged origin story of St. Nick and Christmas.
Sony emerged as front-runner when it agreed to pay $1 million to newbie scribes Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton for the biggest spec sale of this year so far. That was the easy part. Deals were then made for producers Marc Platt and Lawrence Grey. More challenging was making a deal with the white hot Kon-Tiki helmers Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg to direct, but that effort was led by incoming Sony Pictures Production President Michael De Luca.
Winter’s Knight takes a revisionist look at the origins of Saint Nick and Christmas, mixed with Viking mythology. The script is by Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton.
On last Friday night's episode of "Grimm," Nick and Monroe faced the Wildesheer, a vicious, ritualistic Wesen who targets strong, formidable opponents and takes trophy scalps from its victims. Check out a profile of the creature along with info on how you could win his coat.
Here's a more detailed description of the Wildesheer from the "Grimm Diaries":
Known by many different names, these Wesen go into a rage on the battlefield with no fear of death, mad as hounds, faces smeared with blood of victims, fighting in trance-like fury, scalping their defeated enemies. They sew these trophies of war into cloaks of hair, supposedly giving them the power of the warrior they've defeated. These Wesen achieve such fearsome reputations, they also became known as Berserkers.
The vile cloaks of scalped hair they wear into battle seem to protect them from weapons, making them nearly invulnerable. I do believe that, like Samson, they have a weakness. If one could take their hair as they had taken the hair of others, it would weaken them - but I was unable to get close enough and was forced to retreat before I could test my theory.
If you saw the episode (#3.13, "Revelation"), you already know Nick proved the theory. As an extra bonus, we also included their fight scene.
Now, as for the contest, all you have to do is "tweet" your best Wesen transformation face for a chance to win the actual Wildesheer scalp coat from the episode. Watch the below video for more details.
Kids today need to be raised right. If you have a little girl at home who's a budding horror fan, then listen up because Nathan Jurevicius’ Scarygirl is getting adapted into a 3D animated feature film.
Now in pre-production, Scarygirl explores what happens when Arkie’s world is shrouded in darkness and she must travel to a city of light, save her best friend from a mysterious scientist, and discover the history behind her own unique self.
Matt Everitt, the lead animator on Happy Feet 2, The Lego Movie, and Legend of the Guardians, is directing from a screenplay by Polly Watkins.
The film is based on the award-winning colorful, wordless graphic novel by Australian artist Nathan Jurevicius.
Graphic Novel Synopsis:
Abandoned on a remote beach, Scarygirl doesn't know who she is or where she's come from. Blister, a kind and intelligent giant octopus, wants to keep her safe, but Scarygirl needs answers. Who is the strange man haunting her dreams? Will Bunniguru help her unlock the mysteries of her past? Can she trust the wily forest dwellers? Her journey takes her to the edge and beyond...
Horror TV fans have a lot of choices to make tonight - Mondays are now crammed full of genre shows - but one that should be a no-brainer is the premiere of "Bates Motel" Season 2. Here are a new promo and a few more images from Episode 2.01, "Gone But Not Forgotten."
In addition, don't forget that "Bates Motel: After Hours" will be broadcast tonight at 11PM ET/PT immediately following the series premiere of "Those Who Kill" at 10PM ET/PT and the Season 2 premiere of "Bates Motel" at 9PM ET/PT.
On "After Hours" series stars Vera Farmiga (Norma Bates), Freddie Highmore (Norman Bates), and Max Thieriot (Dylan Massett) and executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin will share their insights into the first episode and answer fan questions about the upcoming season of "Bates Motel."
"Bates Motel" Episode 2.01 - "Gone But Not Forgotten" (airs 3/3/14)
Norman fixates on the death of Miss Watson. The economic livelihood of the motel is threatened when Norma finds out the bypass is moving forward, ahead of schedule. Bradley's hunt for her father's killer drives her to dangerous extremes.
Guest stars checking into “Bates Motel” throughout the new season are Michael Vartan ("HawthoRNe," “Alias”), Kathleen Robertson ("Boss"), Paloma Kwiatkowski (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters), Rebecca Creskoff ("The Practice," "Hung"), Kenny Johnson ("Sons of Anarchy"), Michael Eklund (88 Minutes, "Supernatural"), and Michael O’Neill (Dallas Buyers Club, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The West Wing”).
Even though it's headed our way in a little over a year, we still know next to nothing about Terminator: Genesis, the fifth installment in the storied franchise. Today some beans have been spilled. Read on!
First, MovieHole reports that they've learned from a reputable source that the film is being dubbed a fresh reboot but that it will also revisit iconic moments from the first two Terminator films. So, essentially, it's looking like it's going to be a reboot that's tailor-made for fans of the originals, which sounds like music to our ears.
The film will take us back and forward between the future, 1984 (The Terminator), 1991 (Terminator 2 : Judgement Day) and other important and influential time periods in the life of the Connor family. Iconic scenes, including the Terminator's arrival on Earth, will be given a fresh new makeover, making the film both a reboot and its own movie.
The Arnold Fans also reports that Arnold Schwarzenegger is very happy with the Terminator: Genesis script and is excited to reprise one of his most memorable roles. "The movie preparation is going well. The script is fantastic so I’m really looking forward to this film," says Arnie.
The four-month shoot is set to begin in April, with the film being primarily shot in New Orleans. A July 2015 release is planned at this time.
Jai Courtney will play Kyle Reese alongside Emilia Clarke's Sarah Connor and Jason Clarke's John Connor.
Skydance and Annapurna will co-finance along with Paramount with David Ellison producing for Skydance and Megan Ellison producing for Annapurna. Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier penned the script, and Alan Taylor will direct.
It's no secret that Kevin Bacon got his big break in the horror genre, playing the role of Jack Burrel in Friday the 13th. Jack of course met his demise at the hands of Mrs. Voorhees, who plunged an arrow through his neck...
... but now he's back!
In this totally awesome commercial over in the UK for the EE mobile network, Bacon reprises some of his most iconic film roles, including Capt. Jack Ross from A Few Good Men, Ren McCormack from Footlose and yes, even Jack Burrel from Friday the 13th.
Check out the hilarious commercial below, which also features a cameo appearance from Hollow Man himself!
.... and yes, we know the arrow is in the wrong place. Get over it and just appreciate it.
Billy Zane. Zombies. Heroes. Villainy. Flesh eating! Greece. Do we have you attention? Yes, those buzz words more than get our ghosts, and to have 'em all wrapped up into one movie has us grinning from ear to ear. Get ready for Evil in the Time of Heroes!
From the Press Release
Guts and gore, brutality, blood, dark humor… and a serious helping of Billy Zane can all be found in excess in EVIL IN THE TIME OF HEROES, writer/director Yorgos Noussias’ outrageous zombie apocalypse action-horror extravaganza set in his native country Greece.
Greece’s first-ever foray into the gnashingly popular zombie apocalypse sub-genre, EVIL IN THE TIME OF HEROES is an epic Greek action-horror-comedy zombie film that requires little introduction. An ancient evil has transformed the population of modern-day Athens into flesh-hungry undead—just as it did nearly 3,000 years earlier.
A rag-tag group of four survivors—a taxi driver, a pair of hot-blooded soldiers, and a doctor—must shoot, stab, decapitate, vivisect, impale, and just plain bulldoze their way through swarms of insatiable zombies, not to mention a bunch of nasty, degenerate humans. They receive some unexpected help from the ancient world in the form of immortal cloaked hero Prophitis (Titanic’s Billy Zane, in an Obi-Wan Kenobi-like guest appearance!), who arrives to randomly slice and dice the zombie horde and impart the wisdom of the ages upon the surviving humans.
EVIL IN THE TIME OF HEROES received its world premiere at the 2009 Athens Film Festival. It went on to receive accolades by horror film critics as it screened at the world’s most prominent genre film fests, including the 2010 Manchester’s Grimm Up North, 2010 Fantasia Film Festival, and 2010 Toronto After Dark Film Festival, as well as the Singapore and Edinburgh International Film Festivals.
Filled to the bloody brim with vicious battles, gore-infused struggles, period-style mythology, and a pitch-black sense of humor a la Shaun of the Dead, EVIL IN THE TIME OF HEROES arrives on VOD for the spring thaw, so get ready to take a bite—before it takes a bloody one out of you. And don’t say we didn’t tell you to “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts!”
Look for it on VOD beginning March 25th.
Thousands of years ago in ancient Greece, a horde of bloodthirsty zombies begin wreaking havoc on humans, and only a mysterious cloaked hero known as Prophitis (Billy Zane) and his otherworldly weapons can save them. Flash forward to modern-day Greece, where Athens is once again plagued by the carnivorous undead, and a ragtag band of human survivors—a taxi driver, a pair of hot-blooded soldiers, and a doctor—is on the run. And the elusive Prophitis is back, too. But zombies are only half the problem, as Greece has been targeted for destruction with a mega-bomb in order to contain the growing zombie virus. So now, the remaining humans must race against both zombies and time to ensure their survival!
Wanna talk about scoring some gold? That's just what Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity did when it took home the Academy Awards for “Best Visual Effects,” “Sound Mixing,” “Sound Editing,” “Cinematography,” “Film Editing,” “Original Score,” and “Best Director.” That's 7 Oscars, baby!
GRAVITY, directed by Oscar® winner Alfonso Cuaron, stars Oscar® winners Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space.
Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney). But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone—tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth… and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.
The weekend's over, which means it's time for our typical Monday morning look at a few new images from "The Walking Dead." On tap now are a pair of photos from Episode 4.13, "Alone," featuring Emily Kinney as Beth Greene and Lawrence Gilliard, Jr., as Bob Stookey.
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.
"The Walking Dead" Episode 4.13 - "Alone" (airs 3/9/14)
As one group finds what may be an ideal shelter, another group comes to realize that the best protection comes from those around them. Written by Curtis Gwinn and directed by Ernest Dickerson.
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.
We can't hide our affection for "The Originals," and if you're planning to experience "Le Grand Guignol" with us tomorrow night, here are a dozen and a half photos from Episode 1.15, which sees the return of Sebastian Roche as Mikael.
"The Originals" Episode 1.15 - "Le Grand Guignol" (airs 3/4/14, 8-9pm)
A NIGHT AT THE OPERA — In a series of flashbacks to 1919, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) opens up to Cami (Leah Pipes) and reveals details of the devastating secret Rebekah (Claire Holt) and Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) were trying to keep from him.
Elijah (Daniel Gillies) forms an unlikely alliance with Monique (guest star Yasmine Al Bustami) and asks for her help in locating Sabine (guest star Shannon Kane.)
Elsewhere, Thierry (guest star Callard Harris) is reluctant to get involved when Marcel and Rebekah approach him with a plan to take down the witches. Meanwhile, in the bayou, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) is at her wits’ end and holds Sabine hostage in an attempt to get information that will reverse the curse on Phoebe’s werewolf clan.
Chris Grismer directed the episode written by Declan de Barra and Diane Ademu-John.
Godzilla - Original Theatrical Dates Update; Clean Look at the Creature; More Toys; Atomic Breath Confirmed!
In honor of Legendary Pictures' take on Godzilla, we have a mega-update on tap for you guys which includes more screenings of the original Godzilla, new images of toys which confirm atomic breath, and a clean look at the beast!
The original Godzilla will be playing at the following theatres. Keep your eyes on the Rialto Pictures website for more including additional dates/venues.
Gareth Edwards (Monsters) directs an all-star cast that includes Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Johnson, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Richard T. Jones, Sally Hawkins, Akira Takarada, Victor Rasuk, Yuki Morita, C.J. Adams, and Gary Chalk.
In theaters May 16, 2014, an epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
Making his first appearance in 1954 (Gojira), Godzilla is a giant monster that lives in the sea that comes from the ocean to feed on mankind.
Visit the official Godzilla website here.
Spike Lee's Oldboy (review) will be available in stores tomorrow, March 4th, and we have your chance right now to score a copy on DVD for FREE. How can ya beat that? With a hammer, that's how!
To enter for your chance to win, just send us an E-MAIL HERE including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS. We’ll take care of the rest.
This contest will end at 12:01 AM on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Josh Brolin stars as a troubled advertising executive who finds himself kidnapped and held in an inescapable room in the thriller Oldboy, available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD UltraViolet on March 4th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
The cast also includes Sharlto Copley (Elysium), Michael Imperioli (The Call), James Ransone (Red Hook Summer), and Pom Klementieff (Sleepless Nights).
Fans can explore the making of the film in two behind-the-scenes featurettes on the Blu-ray and DVD, including “The Making of Oldboy,” detailing the fight choreography in the film, and “Transformation,” taking fans on an in-depth exploration of Doucette’s character. The Blu-ray exclusively features alternate and extended scenes, a short promo spot including clips from the workout video in the film, and “Talking Heads,” an additional featurette providing overview of the Oldboy story line.
OLDBOY is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of Joe Doucette, a man who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement, for no apparent reason. When he is suddenly released without explanation, he begins an obsessive mission to find out who imprisoned him, only to discover that the real mystery is why he was set free. The remake of the cult classic 2003 Korean film of the same name is directed by Spike Lee from a screenplay by Mark Protosevich. The film was produced by Roy Lee, Doug Davison, and Nathan Kahane, with Joe Drake, John Powers Middleton, and Peter Schlessel serving as executive producers.
- “The Making of Oldboy”
The premiere of "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series'" is turning into quite the event with Alamo Drafthouse and El Rey Network partnering to screen the episode at Alamo Drafthouse theaters across the country.
It's happening in nine theaters, all timed to coincide with the show's El Rey Network debut on Tuesday, March 11, at 9PM ET/8PM CT. Tim League, Alamo Drafthouse founder and CEO, will host a Q&A with Robert Rodriguez and the cast following the premiere and screenings.
The Q&A will be live at the Austin theater, while simultaneously streaming to all eight of the other Alamo theaters and on the El Rey Network YouTube channel, a unique experience for fans nationwide, whether watching from home or on the big screen. The 30-minute Q&A will begin at 10PM ET/9PM CT.
Created and executive produced by the cable network's founder and chairman, filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, and based on the cult classic film of the same name, the 10-episode, hour-long series is El Rey Network's first scripted original.
"Robert's been such an inspiration to so many young filmmakers to make movies on their own terms," says League. "I am proud to be able to support Robert as he now takes on television with his same indefatigable DIY spirit."
"I'm thrilled for El Rey Network to partner with my favorite theater in the world, Alamo Drafthouse, for this exciting opportunity to bring the premiere episode of FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES to the big screen," enthused Rodriguez. "El Rey brings cinematic television to our audience, and these events allow fans to enjoy our iconic original series in the theater and at home."
Additionally, Alamo Drafthouse has created a special menu item for the screenings, the famous Big Kahuna Burger.
For more info and tickets to the screenings, visit Drafthouse.com.
"From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" stars D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Jesse Garcia, Eiza González, Wilmer Valderrama, Adrianne Palicki, Jake Busey, Don Johnson, Madison Davenport, Lane Garrison, Robert Patrick, and Brandon Soo Hoo.
The series is centered around bank robber Seth Gecko (Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard "Richie" Gecko (Holtz), who are wanted by the FBI and Texas Rangers Earl McGraw (Johnson) and Freddie Gonzalez (Garcia) after a bank heist leaves several people dead. While on the run to Mexico, Seth and Richie encounter former pastor Jacob Fuller (Patrick) and his family, whom they take hostage.
Using the family RV to cross the Border, chaos ensues when the group detours to a strip club that is populated by vampires. They are forced to fight until dawn in order to get out alive. The series deepens the tone and expands the storyline of the film, adds new characters and backstories, and explores the Mesoamerican mythology behind the creatures inside the club.
Europeans are known for their hospitality, but Stephen King fans in France and Germany must have gone above and beyond when he visited them last year because the author has penned a new story just for them! We have the details and artwork here.
Per King's official website:
Stephen's visit in Germany and France last November was not only for his fans a very special event, but also for him. To thank all his German and French fans for their warm welcome, he came up with a great idea: He wrote a story, "Bad Little Kid."
It will be available in e-book format from 14th of March just in German (Böser kleiner Junge) and French (Sale Gosse).
Synopsis (via Stephen King France on Facebook):
"Remember, it comes back as a child..."
A devilish kid who inevitably causes the disappearance of loved ones, a dirty kid who led the accounting officer George Hallas in the corridor of death. And that could one day cross your path...
John Regan is nothing if not tenacious. We've been covering his project Sherwood Horror since 2009, with the last update given over four years ago. Still, he's holding on to his dream, and you have to appreciate that. Here's a pair of new stills from his upcoming proof of concept trailer, which we should see soon.
In the movie ex-con Rob Locksley returns home after a six-year absence to find his town under the rule of vampires. He must join forces with his old roughneck hunting buddies to wage war against the evil sheriff and his horde of blood-sucking minions.
Alma Saraci takes on the role of Marian, an elitist vampire, who is taken hostage by Locksley and his companions and begins to see Rob as someone worthy of being by her side. Bill McKinney, Taymour Ghazi, Terry Jernigan, Mike Powers, Paul Proios, and Austin Two-Feathers co-star.
No, your eyes don't deceive you. This is indeed another story about a film in which one actor is playing two characters who look alike. Up now is the official trailer for Richard Ayoade's dark comedy The Double.
You'll find the film in theatres and on iTunes May 9th from Magnolia Pictures.
The Double is directed by Richard Ayoade, who co-wrote the script with Avi Korine based on a Fyodor Dostoevsky novella.
It stars Jesse Eisenberg in a dual role along with Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Yasmin Paige, Noah Taylor, James Fox, Cathy Moriarty, Chris O'Dowd, Sally Hawkins, Craig Roberts, and Paddy Considine.
For more info visit The Double on Facebook.
Simon James is a ghost. Friends, family, and coworkers meet his every action with complete indifference. He grimly goes through the motions, hoping for recognition that never comes. All of this changes when James Simon arrives.
Physically, James and Simon are dead ringers. Yet, in temperament, James is everything Simon is not: personable, spontaneous, assertive, and desirable. When James begins to take over Simon’s life, he is forced to act.
Jesse Eisenberg’s fantastic double performance is bolstered by a cast of seasoned character actors who bring Simon James’ gloomy retro world to life. Directed with a deftly comic hand and assured visual technique by Richard Ayoade, The Double is a stylish black comedy with acerbic wit to spare.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Denis Villeneuve made a formidable team for last year's Prisoners, and now they've joined up again for the psychosexual thriller Enemy. Here are a NSFW teaser and a pair of featurettes to get you acquainted with the film.
We're also throwing in several stills and the official trailer since we missed it when it was released a few weeks ago.
Enemy, which is now available exclusively on DirecTV, will be opening in Southern California theaters March 21st courtesy of A24 Films (see the locations below).
The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon, and Isabella Rossellini. It's directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Javier Gullón based on the novel The Double (O Homem Duplicado) by José Saramago.
Enemy tells the story of a university lecturer named Adam (Gyllenhaal) who is nearing the end of a relationship with his girlfriend, Mary (Laurent). One night, while watching a film, Adam spots a minor actor who looks just like him. Consumed by the desire to meet his double, Adam tracks down Anthony, an actor living with his pregnant wife, Helen (Gadon), and engages him in a complex and dangerous struggle. The film is a haunting and provocative psychosexual thriller about duality and identity, where in the end only one man will survive.
MARCH 21ST LOCATIONS
SUNDANCE SUNSET CINEMAS - WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
LAEMMLE'S MONICA 4-PLEX - SANTA MONICA, CA
LAEMMLE'S NOHO 7 - NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA
LAEMMLE'S TOWN CENTER 5 - ENCINO, CA
LAEMMLE'S CLAREMONT 5 - CLAREMONT, CA
EXPANDING MARCH 28TH TO INCLUDE
LOS FELIZ 3 CINEMAS - LOS ANGELES, CA
LAEMMLE'S PLAYHOUSE 7 CINEMAS - PASADENA, CA
ART THEATER - LONG BEACH, CA
WESTLAKE VILLAGE TWIN THEATRE - WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA
REGENCY SOUTH COAST VILLAGE 3 - SANTA ANA, CA
REGENCY DIRECTOR'S CUT CINEMA AT RANCHO NIGUEL - LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA
The definitive living dead documentary which YOU helped to make happen is getting ready to make its premiere at the upcoming SXSW Film Festival, and we've got an exclusive clip for you along with details on when YOU will be able to see the film! Read on!
From the Press Release
Premium entertainment network EPIX announced today that Doc of the Dead will premiere at the SXSW Film Festival on March 10 and on EPIX on Saturday, March 15, at 8PM ET.
The feature-length EPIX Original Documentary, directed by Alexandre O. Philippe, examines the rise and evolution of zombies in film, television, and literature and the impact on pop culture. Many of the genre’s most influential figures are featured in the film, including the “Godfather of the zombie genre” George A. Romero (Dawn of the Dead), actors Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) and Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead), producer Greg Nicotero ("The Walking Dead"), and acclaimed author Max Brooks (bestsellers The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z).
Doc of the Dead premieres on EPIX March 15 at 8PM ET as part of an all-day Zombie-thon celebrating the full range of zombie movies from a newly re-mastered HD version of director George Romero’s seminal cult classic Night of the Living Dead, with a special introduction by Max Brooks, to the world television premiere of this summer’s blockbuster addition to the zombie movie cannon, World War Z starring Brad Pitt.
Zombie-thon on EPIX begins at 6AM ET on March 15 and continues through the dead of night. Follow the marathon on Twitter via #Zombiethon, and for more information on Doc of the Dead click here.
EPIX Zombie-thon - Saturday, March 15 (all times eastern)
Here in the States The Invoking has been available since mid-February, and on May 12th those of you in the UK will have a chance to add it your DVD collections courtesy of Image Entertainment UK.
The film is directed by Jeremy Berg and stars Trin Miller, Brandon Anthony, Josh Truax, and D'Angelo Midili.
In your childhood home some things can be buried – but the truth will come back and kill.
Raised by foster parents, Sam (Miller) claims to remember nothing of her childhood… but it remembers her. When she discovers she has inherited a property, she invites three friends to join her on a trip that will change their lives forever.
A young reclusive caretaker, a childhood friend of Sam’s, is there to greet them; but something else is waiting for her in the house, something dark and deadly. The ghosts of a past she has long forgotten are coming back to haunt her with a pounding, slashing, raging terror.