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Gravedigger Set for Release in November by Shami Media Group

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 15:56

A project we've been talking about for a while now, Doug Bollinger's Gravedigger, has been acquired by Shami Media Group, Inc., for worldwide distribution in November; and we have all the details right here!

From the Press Release:
Gravedigger is set to ax the horror genre worldwide! Shami Media Group, Inc., a distribution, marketing, and media leader in worldwide film distribution, recently acquired the film and has set a DVD/VOD release date of November 18, 2014.

Gravedigger was shot in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, a few months after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. The movie features a unique cast including TV personalities, professional sports players, reality stars, and rock legends. The original soundtrack is by guitar rock lord Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal of Guns N’ Roses. Gravedigger, nominated for multiple awards, has won two for Best Thriller Film and Best Actor, Keith Collins.

The film is directed by Doug Bollinger, produced by Keith Collins, and executive produced by John Stoerback, Michael Levine, and Jeff Quinlan. The co-executive producer is Brandon Ruckdashel, and the line producer is Theresa Galeani. Gravedigger was written by Joseph and Billy Pepitone and stars Collins, Ruckdashel, Stoerback, Jim McKeown, Angela Sharp, Katelyn Pearce, and Rachel Barrer with Billy Sample and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal.

Alongside the well-rounded cast are many special appearances by sports figures, reality show personalities, and TV stars including Jim Leyritz, Brian McRae, Annette Dziamba, Gregg Valentino, Gervase Peterson, Emilio Masella, Gary Garver, Mark Pinkhasovich, April Hunter, Anastasia Smith, Theresa Galeani, Joe Sernio, Steve Mack, Cindy Fox, and Adam (“Speed Bag Scissorhands”) Salomon.

Synopsis:
Steve Borden (Collins) is a brilliant young criminal defense attorney. As junior partner in a local high-end law firm, he makes his living defending the indefensible. When a case gone horribly wrong haunts him, Borden's conscience begins to send him into a guilt-ridden spiral. Police Chief George Orkin (McKeown) is the town's top cop. With more bodies turning up buried, District Attorney Mike Ruble (Ruckdashel) suspects Orkin's ties to crime boss Charles Muzzatti (Stoerback) may be the answer to the case. Now Orkin must deal with his own eroding sense of integrity to keep both sides of the law off his back.

As paranoia rises and Borden, Orkin, Ruble, and Muzzatti try to pin the murders on each other, could another, more sinister force be hunting them? Codes, morals, and misguided views of justice collide when the law, the mob, and the Gravedigger face off in a bloody battle that will darken the survivors' souls forever. But will burying the guilty bury the Gravedigger's own guilt?

Keep your eyes on the Gravedigger Facebook page for updates.

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State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Announced for Xbox One

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 15:51

The groundbreaking open world zombie game State of Decay is officially making the jump from Xbox 360 to next gen. Get ready for State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition for Xbox One.

Following the recent trend of remastered editions over the past summer, the game will be a reissue of State of Decay but with full 1080P graphics. The Year One Survival Edition will include the full State of Decay game, the Breakdown and Lifeline DLC’s, as well as some never-before-seen content.

State of Decay is an open world zombie game originally released on Xbox 360. The game was heralded for its unique features such as an unscripted story and a world that changes when players are offline.

State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition is tentatively scheduled for a spring 2015 release. This announcement adds to what is already a promising first half of 2015 for zombie fans as Dying Light and Dead Island 2 are also due out in the first two quarters of next year.

To learn more, visit the official State of Decay website.

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Dread Central 1 on 1: Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys' Elder Predator Movie Masterpiece Series Sixth Scale Figure

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 15:41

The holidays came early to the Dread Central offices when Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys sent over their Elder Predator Movie Masterpiece Series Sixth Scale Figure for us to comb over.

First and foremost one thing was immediately apparent... this is not your standard action figure despite its multiple points of articulation which are there only to afford you, the collector, the ability to pose this bad boy to your liking. Each and every figure is hand-cast, assembled, and dressed by the manufacturer.

Given the price tag of $224.99, we don't expect you'll be handing this over to junior to throw around with reckless abandon. No, this is a piece purely meant for display.

Standing about 14" tall, the Elder Predator is one of the single most stunningly detailed pieces we've seen in some time, and it is completely screen accurate as seen in 1990's Predator 2. It's all here down to the most minute of details. The old time gun, the dreadlock clip, the space machete, and oh those glorious signature retractable claws. The figure comes with interchangeable hands that can be swapped out easily so you can decide which bits of weaponry you want your Predator to be brandishing, if any at all. From top to bottom this baby is gorgeous.

If there's anything negative to say about it, it's that getting a lot of the accessories on this bad boy is a bit nerve-wracking as they're delicate as they come. Take the necklaces, for example; they're strung with the thinnest of strings that feel as if they'd just snap if the wrong amount of tension or pressure is applied accidentally. My best advice here is DO NOT dress this thing on your own. Consult the manual as it illustrates the easiest way to get everything on and off.

The bottom line is this... if you're a Predator fan or a collector, this is something you'll not just want... it's something you will NEED!

If you have the scratch, do yourself a favor and order this one NOW! It's totally worth the price tag! Highly endorsed and recommended!

Product Summary
Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are proud to announce the Elder Predator Movie Masterpiece Series Sixth Scale Figure. This fan favorite hunter from Predator 2 features highly detailed armor, weapons, and accessories and will be the perfect addition to horror/sci-fi collections worldwide!

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NECA Plays Hockey with NES Jason Voorhees Replica Mask

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 15:09

Ever since NECA released an NES-inspired Jason Voorhees figure at Comic-Con last year, purple and blue Jason has been absolutely EVERYWHERE, turning in one single year from zero to hero.

And the unexpected revival of the character's most oddball incarnation is showing no signs of slowing down, as NECA has just unveiled a full-size replica mask based on the game.

Teased at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, we've now got a full look and more details about the mask, which will glow in the dark - much like the mask worn by the company's sought after 8-bit action figure.

The hand-painted reproduction features elastic harness straps that allow you to wear it or hang it on the wall. As a bonus, it comes in unique, game-inspired packaging.

Unfortunately, the mask isn't due out until November, which makes it a no-go for this year's Halloween. Sad face.

I'm typically against cool ideas being milked to death, but in the case of this particular one, I say keep the products coming!

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Stan Lee Gets Fit for Kevin Smith's Yoga Hosers

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:56

As he recently announced, Yoga Hosers will be the second film in Kevin Smith's Canada-set "True North Trilogy," which kicks off this year with Tusk. Now that principal photography is under way, Smith has revealed that an old friend is along for the ride. Read on!

Earlier this week Kevin Smith took to his Twitter account to confirm the Yoga Hosers involvement of the legendary Stan Lee, whom he had previously directed in Mallrats.

Per the picture he tweeted out, it looks like Lee will be playing a police officer in the film, though we don't yet know if he'll have a major role or just one of his trademark cameos.

The entire cast of Tusk is returning for Yoga Hosers, including Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Ralph Garman, Jennifer Schwalbach, and Harley Morenstein. New to the cast are Tony Hale, Natasha Lyonne, Austin Butler, Adam Brody, Tyler Posey, and Jason Mewes.

Yoga Hosers, written by Smith, centers on 15-year-old yoga nuts Colleen Collette (Lily-Rose Depp) and Colleen McKenzie (Harley Quinn Smith), who have an after-school job at a Manitoba convenience store called Eh-2-Zed. When an ancient evil rises from beneath Canada’s crust and threatens their big invitation to a Grade 12 party, the Colleens join forces with a legendary man-hunter from Montreal named Guy Lapointe (Depp) to fight for their lives with, according to the producers, “all seven Chakras, one Warrior Pose at a time.”

The characters of the convenience store clerks appear briefly in Tusk.


20 years ago, I got a chance to direct @TheRealStanLee in MALLRATS. Last night, I got to do it again for @YogaHosers! pic.twitter.com/LTGTB06cYr

— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) August 27, 2014

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Jackie Earle Haley and Jennifer Carpenter Scream for New The Evil Within Video

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:00

The next game from survival horror legend Shinji Mikami, The Evil Within from Capcom, has casted up its voice actors, including Jackie Earle Haley and Jennifer Carpenter, to bring the experience to life! We have the lowdown plus a brand new video for you to dig on here!

From the Press Release
Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, has revealed the talented cast lending their voices to The Evil Within™, a survival horror game developed at Tango Gameworks under the direction of legendary game designer and studio head Shinji Mikami.

The Evil Within cast includes Academy Award nominee Jackie Earle Haley (Lincoln, Watchmen, A Nightmare on Elm Street), Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Jennifer Carpenter ("Dexter," Quarantine, The Exorcism of Emily Rose), and film and television star Anson Mount ("Hell on Wheels,” Safe).

The Evil Within, out October 14th in North America, embodies the meaning of pure survival horror. Highly-crafted environments, horrifying anxiety, and an intricate story are combined to create an immersive world that will bring players to the height of tension. With limited resources at their disposal, players will fight for survival and experience profound fear in this perfect blend of horror and action.

Academy Award nominee Jackie Earle Haley, who is no stranger to horror, having recently played Freddy Krueger in the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, lends his voice to The Evil Within’s main antagonist, Ruvik. Making his video game debut, Anson Mount, best known for his role as Cullen Bohannon in AMC’s 'Hell on Wheels," assumes the role of lead protagonist Sebastian Castellanos. Players assume the role of Sebastian, a veteran police detective, throughout the game in their terrifying struggle for survival.

Rounding out the cast is Jennifer Carpenter, well-known for her role as Debra Morgan in the hit Showtime series "Dexter," who plays Juli Kidman, Sebastian’s Junior Detective partner. As part of recently announced Season Pass plans, players will be able to assume the role of Juli Kidman in post-launch content to experience The Evil Within from an entirely new perspective.

"One of the most crucial elements to any successful survival horror game is the setting and sound, which includes the depth and authenticity of the voice acting," said Mikami. "We brought together a great cast of experienced actors to help ensure that players really believe our characters’ emotions and the tension they feel in every scene."

In The Evil Within, Detective Sebastian Castellanos and his partners are called in to investigate a gruesome mass murder. After seeing the slaughter of fellow officers, Sebastian is ambushed and knocked unconscious. When he awakens, he finds himself in a deranged world where hideous creatures wander among the dead. Facing unimaginable terror and fighting for survival, Sebastian embarks on a frightening journey to unravel what’s behind this evil force.

Slated for release on October 14th in North America (October 16th in Australia and October 17th across Europe), The Evil Within is in development for the Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Xbox 360, PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation 3, and PC. The Evil Within has been rated M for Mature by the ESRB.

For more details on the game, visit the official The Evil Within website.

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American Horror Story: Coven's Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates Take Home Emmys!

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:16

The 2014 Prime Time Emmy Awards are in the books, and though most of Seth Meyers' jokes fell flatter than Olive Oyl's chest, there were two bright spots for horror fans!

Two of "American Horror Story: Coven's" leads - Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates - each took home Emmy gold for their work as Fiona Goode and Madame Delphine LaLaurie, respectively. Lange nabbed the award for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie and Bates nailed down the one for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie.

"American Horror Story: Coven" certainly ended on a sour note, but there's no doubt that the witchy duo were the hottest thing going during every second that they had on screen. In her acceptance speech Bates seemed pretty pumped for the upcoming "American Horror Story: Freak Show" so here's hoping for good things!

Season 4 of "American Horror Story" features returning stars Jessica Lange as Elsa Mars, Kathy Bates as Effil Darling, Angela Bassett as Desiree Dupree, Sarah Paulson doing double-duty as Siamese twins Bette and Dot Tattler, Evan Peters playing Jimmy Darling, and Emma Roberts as Maggie.

"AHS" newcomer Michael Chiklis stars as Wendell Del Toredo, and also joining the show this season is John Carroll Lynch ("Fargo"), who will play a core villain. Denis O'Hare, Gabourey Sidibe, Jamie Brewer, Frances Conroy, Matt Bomer, Wes Bentley, Jyoti Amge, Finn Wittrock, and Patti LaBelle round out the cast.

"American Horror Story: Freak Show" is set in 1950s Florida and centers around one of the last remaining freak shows of the time. Look for the season premiere on Wednesday, October 8th, at 10:00 pm ET/PT.

For more info visit the "AHS: Freak Show" Facebook page, check out "AHS: Freak Show" on Tumblr, and follow @AHSFX on Twitter along with "American Horror Story" on FX.

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Paramount Locks Mary Elizabeth Winstead in The Cellar

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:41

After the premake of The Thing lots of horror fans wanted to lock Mary Elizabeth Winstead up along with everyone else who botched what should have been a killer flick. Still, it wasn't really her fault, and she's back in a new horror flick, The Cellar.

According to Variety, Winstead is in negotiations to star in Paramount and Bad Robot’s new film which also stars John Goodman. Dan Trachtenberg will direct with J.J. Abrams producing for Bad Robot.

The majority of the movie takes place in an underground cellar and revolves around a young woman who wakes up in the cellar after a severe car accident and fears she has been abducted. Her captor, a doomsday prepper, tells her he saved her life and that there has been a terrible chemical attack that has left the outside uninhabitable. She does not know what to believe, and as tensions rise, she decides she must escape, regardless of the terrors that await outside.

Dan Casey wrote the most recent version of the script. Josh Campbell and Matthew Stuecken penned the original draft.

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Jorge Michel Grau and SpectreVision Curse the Darkness

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:35

Elijah Wood's production company, SpectreVision, has another project coming our way soon, this time with Jorge Michel Grau (We Are What We Are) and Zodiac Features. That's right, fiends; get ready for what's being referred to as an "anthropological zombie film" in Curse the Darkness.

Deadline reports that Grau is directing from a script by Brandon Maurice Williams, and Zodiac is funding and co-producing the project. The film is set against the backdrop of the Louisiana sugarcane fields and the systematic exploitation of labor and undocumented workers by large corporations.

Wood, Daniel Noah, and Josh C. Waller will produce for SpectreVision. Curse the Darkness begins lensing in October in Louisiana and marks the latest U.S. project for Grau, who also helmed a segment in anthology The ABCs of Death and makes his American feature debut in the upcoming Big Sky, starring Bella Thorne, Kyra Sedgewick, and Frank Grillo.

More soon!

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Sarah Wayne Callies Will Pay the Ghost

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 17:34

After years of slaying zombies and then sucking on twisters, Sarah Wayne Callies has a new beast to tame! She's set to Pay the Ghost with Nicolas Cage. We pray for both her sanity and safety.

Deadline reports that Cage will star as a professor whose young son goes missing during a Halloween parade in New York City. One year later he begins to sense his son’s presence and uncovers clues leading to a vicious and vengeful ghost that surfaces each Halloween to abduct children.

Callies will play Kristen, Cage’s estranged wife and a whip smart environmental attorney who teams up with her husband to recover their son before he’s lost to the spirit world forever.

Dan Kay (Timber Falls) is handling script duties as he adapts Tim Lebbon's short story of the same name. Kay developed the script with Midnight Kitchen Productions' Ian Levy, which was then acquired by Voltage Films.

The most surprising thing about this story is that Uli Edel is still directing. I haven't seen his name attached to anything since the early 90s, when the director helmed the Madonna thriller Body of Evidence and a Season Two episode of "Twin Peaks." Turns out he's been plenty busy in the interim.

More soon.

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Bill Moseley to Sing As Part of The Devil's Carnival

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 17:07

More casting news has come in for the second entry into Darren Lynn Bousman and Terrance Zdunich's surreal wonderland known as The Devil’s Carnival (review). Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Bill Moseley (The Devil's Rejects, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2) has joined the ever-growing cast of The Devil's Carnival 2: Alleluia.

Check out The Devil's Carnival on Facebook, and follow The Devil's Carnival on Twitter for TONS of behind-the-scenes images. Look for a full report from the set soon.

Moseley joins the previously announced Zdunich, Brea Grant, Paul Sorvino, rapper Tech N9ne, Emilie Autumn, Briana Evigan, Marc Senter, Dayton Callie, Barry Bostwick, Ted Neeley, Adam Pascal, and David Hasselhoff. Musicians Chantal Claret, Jimmy Urine, Shawn “Clown” Crahan of Slipknot, and Kevin “Ogre” Ogilvie from Skinny Puppy round out the ensemble of carnies and lost souls whose paths cross at a theme park.

Zdunich wrote the script and co-wrote the musical numbers with Saar Hendelman. Producers are Chris M. Bonifay and Sean E. Demott. Brian Perera is executive producer.

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Exclusive See No Evil 2 Clip; Katharine Isabelle Gets HOT and Nasty!

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 16:55

Exclusive time, kids! During this past weekend's Film4 FrightFest, footage of See No Evil 2 was shown to the thunderously loud crowd. Even though the majority of you couldn't make the fest itself, we have an exclusive sampling of the goods!

Greyston Holt, Chelan Simmons, Kaj-Erik Eriksen, and Lee Majdoub star alongside Danielle Harris, Katharine Isabelle, and Michael Eklund in the Soska Sisters-helmed See No Evil 2 starring WWE Superstar KANE®.

Lionsgate will handle worldwide distribution of See No Evil 2, while WWE Studios will utilize its extensive global reach through television, digital, and social media and print assets to market the film.

Look for it on VOD & Digital HD begins October 17, 2014 and then on Blu-ray and DVD on October 21, 2014.

Want more? Be sure to follow @SeeNoEvil2movie on Twitter and like the See No Evil 2 Facebook page.

Synopsis
Jacob Goodnight (WWE superstar “Kane”) fell to his apparent demise from high atop the Blackwell Hotel in See No Evil, and this terrifying sequel picks up where the last one left off. With Jacob's body lying on a cold sub-basement slab in the city morgue, Amy (Danielle Harris), a mortician, is surprised when a group of friends pay her a late-night visit for her birthday. But the surprise soon turns deadly when the psychopath everyone believed to be dead sets-out on a horrific killing spree, and Amy and her friends must do whatever it takes to survive.

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New Tusk Poster Offers Spoilers

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 16:50

Over the weekend I was called a "14 year old moron" on Facebook for writing a story about characters from Kevin Smith's Tusk appearing in his new movie, Yoga Hosers. Said reader thought I let loose a major spoiler. Yeah, he was wrong, I didn't spoil anything... but this next story will have him losing his shit! Or at least I hope it will for spite!

A new poster for Tusk was released today featuring your first look at...

CAREFUL NOW! SPOILERS ARE ABOUT TO ABOUND! IF YOU DO NOT WANT ANYTHING SPOILED, PLEASE TURN BACK IMMEDIATELY!
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...Guy LaPointe as Guy LaPointe. Who's that, you ask? It's Johnny Depp having some fun with Smith. He too will be in Yoga Hosers.

Check it out!

Tusk, written and directed by Smith, stars Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, and Michael Parks. Long plays a journalist who finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses.

Producers are Sam Englebardt, William D. Johnson, and David Greathouse for Demarest and Shannon McIntosh for Smith’s SModcast Pictures banner. Jennifer Schwalbach and XYZ's Nate Bolotin are executive producers.

Look for the flick in theatres on September 19, 2014.

For more info visit the official Tusk website, "like" Tusk on Facebook, check out Tusk on Instagram, and follow @Tusk_TheMovie on Twitter using the hashtag #WalrusYes.

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Rob Zombie Wants to Make a New Devil's Rejects Movie

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 16:40

When it comes to movies, Rob Zombie is very touch and go. First he says he wants to do something; then he'll say a month later that he doesn't want to do something. Then he'll announce something. Then that movie will be forgotten about. It's enough to drive you mad, and that's just how he likes it!

In a recent interview with Fangoria, Zombie dropped the following on fans regarding a possible new Devil's Rejects film...

I’ve always thought I’d like to make another movie because I love the characters, and I have an idea I think is solid for a third one – an idea that would make sense. The problem is, I don’t own the characters now. They’re owned by Lionsgate, and they just don’t have any desire to do anything. So it isn’t me not doing it because I don’t want to; I don’t have the ability to get it done.

Bad, evil Lionsgate! Rejecting the rejects!

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New Trailer Exists for Exists!

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 16:30

Lionsgate has dropped the official trailer for Ed Sanchez's (The Blair Witch Project) new Bigfoot film, Exists, which will be arriving on various VOD platforms and in limited theaters on October 24th. Check it out!

In Bigfoot’s bold return to the big screen, five friends on a camping weekend in the remote woods of East Texas struggle to survive against a legendary predator that is stronger, smarter, and more terrifying than anything they would have ever believed exists.

Related Story: Four New Stills Exist for Exists

The film stars Chris Osborn, Dora Madison Burge, Roger Edwards, Samuel Davis, Denise Williamson, and Brian Steele and is produced by Jane Fleming, Mark Ordesky, Robin Cowie, and J. Andrew Jenkins. Exists, written by Jamie Nash, is executive produced by George Waud, D. Todd Shepherd, Gregg Hale, and Reed Frerichs, and the Sasquatch creature was designed by Spectral Motion.

Synopsis
For five friends, it was a chance for a summer getaway—a weekend of camping in the Texas Big Thicket. But visions of a carefree vacation are shattered with an accident on a dark and desolate country road. In the wake of the accident, a bloodcurdling force of nature is unleashed—something not exactly human, but not completely animal—an urban legend come to terrifying life... and seeking murderous revenge.

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New Stills Emerge from Out of the Dark

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:50

It's been a long while since last we talked about the new horror flick starring Julia Stiles, Out of the Dark, but with the passage of time have come new stills and more. Read on for the details, and look for more on this one soon!

From the Press Release
Vertical Entertainment and Participant Media announce that Vertical has acquired U.S. rights to Participant’s supernatural thriller Out of the Dark and slated the film for an early 2015 theatrical release.

Starring Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman, and Stephen Rea, Out of the Dark is a ghost story set in South America, where a young family’s new life turns from promising to terrifying when they are forced to confront ancient legends, ghosts, and a haunting family secret.

Out of the Dark will be presented by Vertical in association with Participant Media and Image Nation. It is a production of Apaches Entertainment, Cactus Flower, and Fast Producciones in association with Dynamo and XYZ Films. The film was executive produced by Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Roy Azout, and Nick Spicer; produced by Belén Atienza, Cristian Conti, Enrique López Lavigne, and Andrés Calderón from a screenplay by Alex Pastor, David Pastor, and Javier Gullón; and was directed by Lluís Quílez. Out of the Dark was shot on location in Colombia and is a Spanish-Colombian co-production.

Jonathan King, Participant’s EVP, Narrative Film, commented, “Lluís is an outstanding first-time director who made a thrilling ghost story with a powerful message, and we are thrilled to have Vertical on board to deliver it to audiences.”

“We are delighted to have our first affiliation with both Participant and XYZ Films,” said Vertical’s Co-President Rich Goldberg. “Out of the Dark is much more than it seems on the surface. We think it will surprise genre fans with its ability to reach beyond just the scares and great storytelling and have a thought-provoking motif that will stay with them well after they see it.”

Goldberg and Peter Jarowey negotiated the deal for Vertical with Nate Bolotin at XYZ Films and Jeff Ivers for Participant. Bloom is handling international sales for Out of the Dark.

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Two More Film-Based TV Series in the Works: Damien at Lifetime and Ashecliffe at HBO

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:46

We all know that these days the best horror is on TV, and two more awesome sounding new genre shows are heading to Lifetime and HBO. Read on for the early details of "Damien" and "Ashecliffe," respectively.

Per Deadline, Lifetime has given a straight-to-series pickup to "Damien," a sequel drama about what became of the evil child in the 1976 film The Omen, written by former "The Walking Dead" showrunner Glen Mazzara.

"Damien" has received a six-episode order for an early 2015 premiere. It is produced by Fox TV Studios, whose sibling Twentieth Century Fox produced the movie and where Mazzara is under an overall deal. The thriller series follows the adult life of Damien Thorn, the mysterious child from the 1976 feature who has grown up, seemingly unaware of the satanic forces around him. Haunted by his past, Damien must now come to terms with his true destiny — that he is the Antichrist, the most feared man throughout the ages.

“Glen Mazzara has re-imagined Damien as a dark, romantic anti-hero; and this fresh take blends complex characters with premium storytelling to make something truly original,” said Lifetime EVP Rob Sharenow. Mazzara executive produces through his 44 Strong Prods. alongside Ross Fineman of Fineman Entertainment, who developed the project alongside Mazzara, and Pancho Mansfield.

As for "Ashecliffe," HBO and Paramount Television are making deals to turn the 2010 hit film Shutter Island into a TV series that's now tentatively titled "Ashecliffe." Again according to Deadline, the plan is for the pilot to be directed by Martin Scorsese from a script by Dennis Lehane, who wrote the bestselling thriller novel Scorsese and screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis turned into the hit film that starred Leonardo DiCaprio. The timing is dependent on the availability of Scorsese.

"Ashecliffe" is the name of the isolated mental hospital where the movie took place, and the series begins before the events of the film. The focus is the past of hospital and the secrets and misdeeds perpetrated by its founders, who erected the hospital in the early 20th Century and developed the methods of treatment used for the mentally ill.

Scorsese, Lehane, Kalogridis, Brad Fischer, Appian Way’s DiCaprio and Jennifer Killoran Davisson, Rick Yorn, Chris Donnelly, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Phoenix’s Mike Medavoy, and Arnie Messer will be exec producers. Tom Bernardo is working with Lehane as a co-writer of the format.

Look for more on both of these new series as it comes.

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The Collector Star Josh Stewart's Directorial Debut The Hunted Dated for Release

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:10

Fresh off of playing the badass Arkin O'Brien in both The Collector and The Collection, Josh Stewart makes his directorial debut with the found footage flick The Hunted, headed our way next month. Full release details have just emerged from the woods so read on!

From the Press Release
THE HUNTED follows family man and hunter Jake, played by Josh Stewart, alongside his best friend Stevie (Ronnie Gene Blevins) as they journey deep into the Appalachians of West Virginia on the hunt for a legendary buck.

Chasing their dream of landing a television hunting show, the duo head into the dense, secluded mountains armed with only their bows and camera equipment. The friends quickly realize there is something else that stirs within the woods. Something that, turn by turn, begins to hunt them...

Written and directed by and starring Stewart, THE HUNTED was inspired by the actor's desire to spark his creativity and bring home his talent after spending months on the high-budget set of The Dark Knight Rises. Growing up in rural West Virginia, Stewart spent much of his youth fly-fishing and hunting in the sprawling woods where the film is set. An outdoorsman at heart, the first-time director made every effort to ensure the film would feel as authentic as possible to fellow hunters. Everything from the equipment, apparel, and even safety measures was true to form - a quality typically only found on hunting shows, not in fictional work.

Stewart said, "Anyone who's ever spent any amount of time in the woods has come across something you can't explain, especially after dark. Every hunter I know has a story. This is mine."

Before shooting began the filmmakers reached out to the most respected hunting brands in the industry. Moved by Stewart's passion and dedication to the sport, brand leaders Realtree, BowTech Archery, Scentblocker, Trophy Ridge, Leupold, and Cabela's quickly signed on to be a part of the project.

The Hunter arrives on DVD and VOD September 9, 2014.

Special Features:

  • Audio commentary with Josh Stewart and producers
  • "The True Story" featurette


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    NSFW Trailer for As Above, So Below

    Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:00

    It's Monday. Everything sucks because the weekend seems like it's ages away. How about we get a little not safe for work action cookin' to spice things up a bit? Sound tasty? Good! Then check out this trailer for As Above, So Below.

    Look for Legendary’s thrilling new film As Above, So Below, directed by John Dowdle, to arrive in theaters on August 29th. Dowdle wrote the script with his brother, Drew, and the film stars Ben Feldman, Perdita Weeks, and Edwin Hodge.

    Synopsis
    Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris, the eternal home to countless souls.

    When a team of explorers venture into the uncharted maze of bones, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead. A journey into madness and terror, As Above, So Below reaches deep into the human psyche to reveal the personal demons that come back to haunt us all.




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    Gather Up the Family for a New Teaser of The Walking Dead Season 5

    Mon, 08/25/2014 - 13:49

    AMC has released another super quick new preview video for "The Walking Dead" Season 5 to kick off the work week, and of course we have it for you right here. Gather up the family and take a peek!

    "The Walking Dead" Season 5 premieres Sunday, October 12th, at 9PM on AMC, followed once again by "Talking Dead."

    Related Story: Visit our "The Walking Dead" Archive

    For more info be sure to hit up the official "The Walking Dead" page on AMC.com.

    To stay up-to-the-minute on all things walker related, follow @WalkingDead_AMC on Twitter and visit "The Walking Dead" on Facebook.




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