Destination America has two new paranormal-themed TV shows hitting the airwaves in September, and we have all the info you need on both of them right here so settle in and check out the details of "Ghost Asylum" and "Amish Haunting."
From the Press Release:
Investigating abandoned insane asylums is dangerous and downright terrifying, but in Destination America’s all-new series "Ghost Asylum" a fearless crew is on a quest to hunt down chain-rattling ghosts and scary apparitions by any means possible, even if that requires luring themselves as the decoy.
"Ghost Asylum" follows the most passionate paranormal team in America, the Tennessee Wraith Chasers, as they examine some of America’s most frightening asylums, sanitariums, and mental hospitals. Their goal isn’t just to conjure spirits and collect evidence, but they are on a mission to physically capture restless souls with their cutting-edge ghost traps and self-trained Tennessean wit.
TWC hunts the most lethal stories: clinics where murdered nurses still roam the halls, hospitals that drive anyone who enters to utter insanity, and rehabilitation centers with earth-shattering cries coming from the windows. Staffed with experts in every aspect of paranormal investigation, these wraith chasers are not your average Ghostbusters but an elite team of ghost whisperers who mesh methodology and skill with old-fashioned common sense and a taste for adventure in order to debunk, disprove, or validate each case.
"Ghost Asylum" premieres Sunday, September 7th, at 10/9c on Destination America. Check out a sneak peek below.
“Every town in America has some sort of haunted building up on the hill with a mysterious legend or local ghost story that leaves to question the truth and reality of lingering spirits," said Marc Etkind, general manager of Destination America. "'Ghost Asylum' follows the clever Tennessee Wraith Chasers as they enter the most petrifying locations, sharing shocking evidence and real life experiences on the hunt to trap the spirits lurking around these haunted institutions.”
“Respect, detect, collect” – that’s the Tennessee Wraith Chasers’ motto and the core process they follow in each episode. Led by its founder Chris Smith, the team seeks to separate facts from folklore using every trick in their arsenal attempting to bag a wandering spirit.
In the September 7th premiere the team travels to Old War Memorial Hospital in Scottsville, Kentucky. Throughout its years of operation this institution transformed from a place of healing to a holding cell for the mentally disturbed. Between the ER and the mental ward, it has been the site of countless deaths and could be bursting with lost souls. Locals believe that a doctor lost his mind while in residence at the hospital and that after his death his spirit returned for a permanent shift in the exam rooms he loved so much. Now the Tennessee Wraith Chasers venture beyond the waiting room to track down the doctor’s spirit and finally discharge him for good.
Destination America will also be premiering "Amish Haunting" on Sunday, September 14th, at 9/8c. The all-new series will bring to life the most chilling ghost stories ever to emerge from within the Amish community.
The Amish are no strangers to horror in all its dreadful forms as their full belief is that living in the modern world will lead to sin and inevitably the frightful evil spirits. For the first time ever, these tales will be brought to life by brave narrators from the Amish community who will guide viewers on a grim, captivating trip into the Amish crypt.
"Ghost Asylum" is produced for Destination America by Tremendous! Entertainment with Colleen Needles Steward, Shannon Keenan Demers, and Tim Hamilton as executive producers. For Destination America, Fay Yu is executive producer. "Amish Haunting" is produced for Destination America by Hot Snakes Media with Eric Evangelista, Shannon Evangelista, and Mark Marabella as executive producers. For Destination America, Sara Helman is executive producer. At Destination America, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Marc Etkind is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President of Investigation Discovery, Destination America, American Heroes Channel, and Discovery Fit & Health.
Ivan Kavanagh's The Canal will be playing in select theaters day-and-date with VOD on October 10th, and to help get you ready for it, here's our exclusive interview with him at the eerie film’s premiere during Tribeca 2014.
Irish writer/director Kavanagh discusses with Dread Central the strengths of horror as a vehicle for low-budget but expressive and inventive filmmaking, reflects on some of his own influences and favorites from the genre, and shares a few nostalgic video store VHS memories.
Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Rupert Evans, Steve Oram, and Hannah Hoekstra star in The Canal, heading our way in October via The Orchard.
The creepy Irish horror film THE CANAL tells the story of a film archivist (Evans) who finds his suspicions about a possible infidelity by his wife (Hoekstra) taking a darker turn—that might be connected to the murderous history of their house and the growing possibility of the presence of an otherworldly entity. When his wife vanishes, all eyes turn to him as the suspect. As his world crashes in, he finds himself struggling on the borders between madness and the supernatural.
A return to the classic, slow burn style of horror, THE CANAL is both a chilling tale of the unknown and an unsettling mystery.
Back at the beginning of 2013, we got the first word on The Inhabitants, Michael and Shawn Rasmussen's follow-up to Dark Feed; and now today the brothers are debuting the film's new sales art plus a pair of production stills.
Written and directed by the Rasmussens, The Inhabitants stars Michael Reed and Elise Couture Stone. They told us that with regard to the film, "We were fortunate enough to shoot in one of the oldest houses in New England as well as parts of Salem, Massachusetts, including The Witch House Museum."
"Built in 1690, the Noyes-Parris House was at one time owned by Samuel Parris, who played a role in the Salem Witch Trials. His daughter and niece were two of the accusers. It was also a stop on the underground railroad and has the hiding places to prove it. The current owner is convinced the house is haunted, and after a few late nights shooting there, we're not ready to disagree."
As for the tone of the film, they confirmed what they told us last year: "[It] is very much a throwback to some of our favorite horror films from the 70's and 80's like The Changeling, Rosemary's Baby, The Haunting of Julia, and of course The Shining."
Lascaux Media and Sinister Siblings Films produced the project.
Enjoy the eye candy, and look for more soon. For additional info in the meantime, be sure to "like" The Inhabitants on Facebook.
A young couple buys a bed and breakfast in New England only to find that the old house may be haunted.
So British censors have deemed the opening of Axelle Carolyn's Soulmate too nasty for public consumption. Well, here in the States we like nasty. We like it a lot. Check out the uncut opening right here.
Soulmate is currently available on DVD over in the UK with no Stateside release yet announced.
The supernatural thriller stars Anna Walton (Hellboy 2), Tom Wisdom (300), Nick Brimble (A Knight’s Tale), and Emma Cleasby (Dog Soldiers) and was penned by Carolyn, who has acted in Neil Marshall’s Centurion and Doomsday.
Soulmate follows a young woman who retreats to a remote cottage after a failed suicide attempt. She soon discovers the cottage is haunted by its previous owner but decides to remain, hoping to find comfort in the ghost.
The film is produced by Claire Otway and is a Neil Marshall (The Descent, Dog Soldiers, Centurion) presentation for production company Sterling Pictures. Executive producers on the film are Michael Riley, John Wolstenholme, and Doug Abbott for Screen Projex, alongside Belgian co-producer Title Media.
The Mo Brothers' latest blood-soaked slice of mayhem, Killers, hits UK DVD and Blu-ray on September 1; and to celebrate we have a rather gruesome new NSFW clip to get the fires burning. Seriously – this one brings the pain!
Nomura is a good looking and stylish man in his early thirties who lives a successful life in Tokyo, Japan. Girls are drawn to him, something he uses to his advantage as none of them realise the sinister truth behind the clean-cut façade.
Nomura has been leaving a legacy of violent murders that he immortalises through video clips posted on a public video website. He thrives off of the fact that millions are witnessing his work through the virally spread videos.
Thousands of miles away from him, in a whole different world, lives Bayu, a disgraced investigative journalist living in a violent and unstable Jakarta, Indonesia. As Bayu’s life is hit by the nadir of failures, Nomura’s videos trigger his dark side as he starts to record his own brand of “justified” killings. Nomura’s seemingly confident and controlled charm starts to peel when his ego is wounded by the fact that Bayu’s videos have reached a significant numbers of followers that could rival his own.
Complicating matters further is Nomura’s bizarre attraction towards a traumatised young florist Hisae. Bayu himself starts to sink deeper into a spiral of violence; obsessed with bringing down one of the country’s biggest and most corrupt politicians, but during his bloody rampage he doesn’t realise the repercussions towards his young daughter, Elly.
When the rivalry between Nomura and Bayu becomes an uncontrollable psychosis, the two of them must face each other in one of the most exhilarating film finales in years.
Playing as part of the 2014 Film4 FrightFest is the upcoming dinosaur flick Extinction (formerly The Expedition), and if you're in the UK, we can tell you how to score yourself some tickets to see it!
From the Press Release
Award-winning producer Ben Loyd Holmes and director Adam J Spinks are proud to announce that Extinction (formerly The Expedition) will receive a glitzy red carpet premiere later this year in London and that two pairs of tickets to this amazing bash are up for grabs!
To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets, all fans have to do is head over to the Extinction Facebook page and share the page and the trailer with your friends and followers!
The exact UK premiere date is still to be announced, but in the meantime the Extinction team are heading to London on August 24th, where the film will receive its World Premiere as part of Film4 FrightFest 2014.
Producer Ben Loyd Holmes is understandably very excited, “The FrightFest crowd might be more famous than the filmmakers who screen there! We’re delighted to be a part of this year's festival,” he says. “It's the ultimate event.”
After the screening, the filmmakers and stars of Extinction will be hosting a panel, where fans of the film will be able to put their questions to the team. Confirmed to attend the panel is director Adam J Spinks, producer Ben Loyd Holmes, and stars Neil Newbon, Daniel Caren, and Sarah Mac.
Tickets for the screening are almost sold out, but limited numbers are still available here.
Deep in the Amazon jungle a research team led by a respected professor strive to protect vulnerable and endangered species, but when their guides abandon them, they soon realize they are in the hunting ground of prehistoric apex predators.
More casting news has arrived for the Sony PlayStation Network adaptation of the Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming-created comic series Powers as Sharlto Copley and Michelle Forbes have signed on for active duty!
Variety reports that Copley (pictured) will play Christian Walker, described as a dapper and charismatic character with a darkness and violence right at the surface but with a sense of buried integrity. Walker has the dissolute air of a faded rock star and the body of a battered heavyweight.
Once possessed of super-powers, Walker lost those abilities in a battle with a super-human mass killer. A faded hero, he’s now a detective who works with law enforcement, using his singular expertise to investigate crimes in the Powers community.
Forbes ("True Blood," "The Killing") will play Retro Girl, the undisputed superstar of the Powers community. An icon of justice, selflessness, and business acumen, she has a cool, hard exterior with a fire right below the surface. Her willingness to put herself at risk for the good of others is matched only by her ability to manage her globe-spanning personal brand.
David Slade will direct the first two episodes of the live-action series from scripts by Charlie Huston. Susan Heyward ("The Following") has been tapped as the female lead with Max Fowler ("The Killing") and Adam Godley ("Breaking Bad") also cast.
Combining the genres of superhero fantasy, crime noir, and police procedural, "Powers," produced by Sony Pictures TV, is set in a world full of people with superhuman abilities and where all of those powers are just another catalyst for mayhem and murder.
It follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker (Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Heyward), who are assigned to protect humans like us and investigate cases involving people with superhuman abilities, referred to as "Powers," who glide through the sky on lightning bolts and fire and who clash above cities in epic battle, oblivious to the mortals below. Pilgrim is described as equal parts beauty and sarcasm, a wunderkind detective with edgy style.
Fowler will play Krispin Stockley, the son of Walker’s murdered partner, a disaffected teen still struggling with the death of his father at the hand of a rogue Power, which starts him on a dark journey that will warp him both physically and emotionally. Godley will play Captain Cross, the solid steel in a frail frame captain of the Powers division, bookish, respectful, and loyal; but he may harbor a secret agenda that could lead his beloved department into a full-fledged conspiracy.
Bendis, Oeming, and Michael Dinner executive produce "Powers" with Huston and Remi Aubuchon ("Falling Skies") along with Circle of Confusion’s David Engel, David Alpert, and Lawrence Mattis. Huston and Aubuchon will serve as showrunners. SPT will sell internationally.
It's that time of the year again, kids! One of the best damned film festivals in the world, Screamfest L.A. Horror, which is taking place in Los Angeles October 14-23, has announced its first wave of titles; and there's plenty of blood to splatter around!
From the Press Release
Screamfest®, from the festival that brought you such films as Trick ‘r Treat, Paranormal Activity, The Human Centipede and American Mary, announces the first wave of the 2014 festival. Screamfest® kicks off its 14th annual event in Los Angeles on October 14-23 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres.
First Wave Screening Highlights at Screamfest 2014
The Creep Behind the Camera (US) – Directed by Pete Schuermann. The Creep Behind the Camera was an actual filmmaker named Vic Savage; a real scumbag whose only real skill was in his uncanny ability to convince the residents of 1960 Glendale, California that he was making the biggest, the BEST monster movie ever made! The true story of Vic Savage, aka Art Nelson and the making of his monster opus The Creeping Terror (1964) is told in the narrative dark-comedy The Creep Behind the Camera. A hilarious and wholly disturbing look at human nature and delusional demagoguery, The Creep Behind the Camera is a roller coaster ride that takes a nostalgic but cautionary look at the era of drive-in cinema at its very worst. Los Angeles Premiere
The House at the End of Time (Venezuela) – Directed by Alejandro Hidalgo. A mother imprisoned for 30 years for murdering her husband is released on compassion, but when she returns to her family home the supernatural events that led to the crime return to haunt her and reveal a sinister secret about the building in which she lives. US Premiere
I Survived A Zombie Holocaust (NZ) – Directed by Guy Pigden. The crew of the New Zealand low budget Zombie film "Tonight They Come!" are filming in the middle of nowhere. The troubled shoot goes from bad to worse when key cast and crew are struck down by a mystery illness. The replacement runner, WESLEY PENNINGTON arrives on set fresh out of film school and bubbling with enthusiasm just in time for the mystery illness to start turning zombie extras into REAL, shuffling, un-dead Zombies. Los Angeles Premiere
Julia (US) –Directed by Matthew A. Brown. A neo-noir revenge thriller centering on Julia Shames (Ashley C. Williams - The Human Centipede), who after suffering a brutal trauma, falls prey to an unorthodox form of therapy to restore herself. US Premiere
Parlor (US) – Directed by Devon Downs & Kenny Gage. The film follows six young college hopefuls vacationing and partying in Eastern Europe who get more than they bargained for when they unwittingly get caught up in a maniacal tattoo artist's fiendish side business. Shot entirely in Vilnius, Lithuania starring Robert Lasardo (Nip/Tuck, Death Race, Human Centipede III) World Premiere
Refuge (US) – Directed by Andrew Robertson. This apocalyptic genre thriller is set in the American south about a family struggling to survive in the wake of a catastrophic plague. Los Angeles Premiere
See No Evil 2 (US) – Directed by Jen & Sylvia Soska. Starring WWE’s Glenn “KANE” Jacobs, Danielle Harris and Katharine Isabelle (American Mary). A group of friends pays a late-night visit to the city morgue to surprise Amy (Harris) on her birthday. But the surprise is on them when the one-eyed corpse of brutal psychopath Jacob Goodnight (Jacobs) unexpectedly rises from a cold sub-basement slab. Their wild party quickly turns into a terrifying slay-fest as the sadistic mass-murderer resumes his savage rampage complete with hooks, surgical knives and power saws. World Premiere
Suburban Gothic (US) – Directed by Richard Bates, Jr. Starring Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds), Kat Dennings (Two Broke Girls), Ray Wise (Twin Peaks) Raymond has a prestigious MBA, but he can't find work. He can channel the paranormal, but chatting with a cute girl mystifies him. Kicked out of his big city apartment, Raymond returns home to his overbearing mother, ex-jock father, and beer-bellied classmates. But when a vengeful ghost terrorizes the small town, the city-boy recruits Becca, a badass local bartender, to solve the mystery of the spirit threatening everyone's lives. "The Dead Just Got Deader.” Los Angeles Premiere
For more information and to buy tickets go to the Screamfest website, "like" Screamfest on Facebook, and follow Screamfest on Twitter. The location of the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres is 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028.
The festival runs in Los Angeles from October 14-23, 2014 – just in time for Halloween!
There's no question that Shaun (Simon Pegg) and Ed (Nick Frost) of Shaun of the Dead have become two of our genre's most beloved and iconic characters. Well, guess what... Pegg and Frost are bringing back the Deadnamic Duo!
According to Pegg on Twitter:
"Here’s news, @nickjfrost and myself will be once again stepping into Shaun and Ed’s shoes for the #PhineasAndFerb Halloween special. W00t!!"
“Phineas and Ferb” is a Disney Channel animated comedy about two stepbrothers who find inventive things to do on each day of their summer vacation such as building a roller coaster out of materials you would find in your everyday home like Popsicle sticks, indoor plumbing, etc. Unbeknownst to them, their pet platypus, Perry, leads a double life as a secret agent.
— Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) August 18, 2014
Another bit of casting news for Juan Antonio Bayona's next film, A Monster Calls, which is being produced by Belen Atienza (The Impossible, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Orphanage), has come in. Read on for the whos and whats!
THR reports that the forever hot Sigourney Weaver has joined Felicity Jones and Liam Neeson in A Monster Calls, the feature adaptation of Patrick Ness’ award-winning children's fantasy novel.
Look for it in US theatres via River Road Entertainment, Participant Media, Lionsgate International, and Focus Features on October 14, 2016.
It will be distributed by Universal Pictures International for its theatrical and home entertainment release in Spain and Lionsgate International throughout the rest of the world.
A Monster Calls is a visually spectacular drama about a young boy who attempts to deal with his mother’s illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that deal with courage, loss, and faith. Weaver will play the boy’s grandmother. Jones is on board as the mother, while Neeson is playing the titular monster.
Ness wrote the novel based on an original idea by the late Siobhan Dowd, and he and illustrator Jim Kay won Britain’s prestigious Carnegie Medal and Greenaway Medal in 2012, presented to the year’s best children’s literature in the UK. Ness is adapting the screenplay from his novel.
More on this one as it comes.
Syfy's upcoming new series "Z Nation" premieres on Friday, September 12th, at 10PM; and the network wants to make sure you remember to keep your Friday nights open to check it out. In the meantime you can check out a new promo!
"Z Nation," produced by The Asylum, is an action-horror series about the epic struggle to save humanity after a zombie apocalypse. The 13-episode "Z Nation" stars Harold Perrineau ("Lost," "Oz"), Tom Everett Scott ("Beauty and the Beast," "Southland"), and DJ Qualls (Road Trip, "Supernatural").
The cast also includes Michael Welch (The Twilight Saga), Kellita Smith ("The Bernie Mac Show"), Anastasia Baranova (The Darkness II), Russell Hodgkinson (Big Fish), and Keith Allan (Rise of the Zombies).
Karl Schaefer ("Eerie Indiana," "Eureka," "The Dead Zone") serves as executive producer and showrunner. Acclaimed action director John Hyams (Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning) directed the pilot.
"Z Nation" starts three years after a zombie virus has gutted the country, when a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood. Although the antibodies he carries are the world’s last, best hope for a vaccine, he hides a dark secret that threatens them all.
With humankind’s survival at stake, the ragtag band embarks on a journey of survival across three thousand miles of rusted-out post-apocalyptic America.
Breaking news is coming in from Milla Jovovich herself regarding the tentatively titled Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. The film has been delayed, but it's for one of the best possible reasons! Read on!
According to Jovovich on Facebook:
"Happy Monday everyone! This was originally going to be a post to tell you how excited I am about flying to Cape Town, South Africa to begin working on Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. But… My husband Paul and I just discovered that we are expecting another baby!!!
So after a lot of discussion, we thought it would be in everyone’s best interest to wait till the baby is born before we set out to try and tackle an RE movie. Between the stunt work and what will become my ever-expanding belly, we didn’t think pregnancy and zombie killing are the best combo! Lol! I imagine the only thing I’ll be killing in the near future is an endless supply of cupcakes. Yikes!
In all seriousness though, we want to make the best movie possible and that would be extremely difficult, to say the least, in my present condition. I would like to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who has been working so hard on the movie in South Africa already and we are so looking forward to working with you all next summer. And when we arrive, it will hopefully be with the newest member of our little family! YAY!
Before I go, i want to also send one more HUGE thank you out to all my amazing fans who have been so patient waiting for the next installment of the RE franchise! YOU ROCK! Thanks so much for understanding everyone! All the best!"
Whatever it's called, Resident Evil 6 will be written and directed by Anderson, and Milla Jovovich will be returning as Alice. It could potentially be the final film in the franchise, which Anderson plans on neatly wrapping up.
More as we learn it!
It doesn't matter which horror site is your favorite. The horror community is small, and we're all in the same boat despite any differences. The thing is, we writers? We have no union. No one to take care of us. We all do this mainly for passion as I can tell you none of us is getting rich.
That's why we implore you guys to take a moment and visit horror writer BJ Colangelo's personal blog. BJ contributes to the Day of the Woman website, which is dedicated to offering a female slant on the genre. To say she's an important voice in our community is kind of an understatement.
Recently BJ went through the hell of dealing with an especially violent bout of pancreatic cancer, and though she's managed to thankfully pull through, she's now suffering from the stress caused by some truly crushing medical bills.
In a world where people donate whatever money they can to kickstart movies, games, etc., we can only hope that some of you, if you can, will give a little back to someone who really needs it. As stated, in this community each other is all that we have. Click the above link, read her words, and if you can, click the donate button. Or, if you'd rather go through Paypal, you can do so by emailing your donation directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any amount will help.
Thank you guys so much for even just reading. I now return you to our regularly scheduled ranting and thinly veiled dick jokes.
After the success of their recent web series Trophy Heads, Full Moon Entertainment has decided to fire up another... and this time they're resurrecting one of their most beloved characters to do so. Be prepared for Killjoy's Psycho Circus.
Bringing back the director of the past two Killjoy films, John Lechago, as well as stars Trent Haaga and Victoria DeMare, and adding on Al Burke and Tai Chan Ngo, Killjoy's Psycho Circus promises to be more of the crazy insanity that made audiences fall in love with the clown and his merry troop in the past.
As with Trophy Heads, Killjoy's Psycho Circus will be released in several segments to allow Charles Band and the rest of the Full Moon production team a chance to present the film in a cliffhanger-type series. Then, after the initial web series has run its course, the film will eventually be released in its entirety.
All of this will be going on at FullMoonStreaming.com, where viewers can find thousands of hours of entertainment not available at Netflix or Redbox.
Now here's where you come in. The filmmakers are looking to bring you the best Killjoy experience possible, so to do that they've opened up a Killjoy's Psycho Circus Kickstarter campaign to help fund just a portion of the movie. They'll be footing most of the bill themselves, but every little bit donated will help make this movie even better. And they've got some killer swag to give away as incentives for donations. Check it out!
Full Moon knows streaming is the future, but DVD is still the present! So they're adding a new tier for the direct-to-video faithful. You'll get Killjoy's Psycho Circus on DVD after the series has premiered via streaming, with all five episodes compiled into a single feature film. Everyone that has already pledged gets the DVD. And anyone that pledges more than $15 gets it, too, because the tiers are cumulative!”
Killjoy's Psycho Circus Synopsis
Killjoy, the demon of vengeance, trickster god, and killer clown, has finally made it to Earth! Along with his gruesome crew of Freakshow, Punchy, and the sexy/psychotic Batty Boop, Killjoy is free to terrorize mortals in new and excruciating ways. But two years down the road Killjoy discovers that life on Earth is a drag, filled with inconveniences such as eating, breathing, taxes, and immigration issues. His crew has left for other jobs, and Batty Boop has gone her own way after a bitter lover’s quarrel. Not to mention that Killjoy is now semi-mortal!
Meanwhile, back in Hell, Beelzebub is on trial for letting Killjoy escape. The only way that Beelzebub can redeem himself is to trap Killjoy’s spirit and bring it back in a box. For this mission he is granted a monumental spaceship capable of destroying entire cities!
Killjoy has finally settled in, starring in his own web series called Psycho Circus, as well as running a movie and merchandise company with the notorious Hambo the Ranch Hand. The challenges of being a producer are nothing compared to the challenges of staying alive after Beelzebub’s assassins appear to kill the demon clown and capture his spirit. Killjoy will have to find a way to reunite his gang of clowns in order to defeat Beelzebub and his minions!
It all comes together in an epic battle in Killjoy's Psycho Circus!
Here's the thing... if you missed Raze (review) in theatres, VOD, or DVD, then you seriously missed one of the most ass-kickin' films of the year. So listen up! The flick is hitting cable! Now you have no excuse!
From the Press Release
Directed by award-winning Josh C. Waller, the highly anticipated IFC action-horror film Raze from Cinipix and QUINCY Pictures begins airing on the SHOWTIME Network at 12 midnight TONIGHT.
Raze follows a mysteriously abducted Sabrina (Zoë Bell; Inglourious Basterds), who finds herself in an underground lair led by Joseph (Doug Jones; Hellboy) and Elizabeth (Sherilyn Fenn; "Twin Peaks"), forced to do battle with other innocents for the amusement of unseen spectators. Each of these reluctant warriors has something to lose, but only one will remain when the game is done.
The action-packed horror film also stars Rachel Nichols ("Continuum"), Tracie Thoms (Looper), Bailey Borders (The Change-Up), Rebecca Marshall (Saw 3D: The Final Chapter), Adrienne Wilkinson (Reflections), and Allene Quincy (My 2 Black Girlfriends) as an eclectic group of abducted women who fight each other to the death with their bare hands.
“In every sense of the word Zoë Bell crushes it in Raze.” – Director, Quentin Tarantino.
“Raze raises hell, bashes in skulls, and showing no mercy, Raze is the ultimate midnight movie.” – Chase Whale, ChaseWhale.com
Raze will air on the SHOWTIME Network starting at 12:00 midnight, Tuesday, August 19th, through to September 12th.
When The Shining originally hit theaters back in 1980, it ran two minutes longer than the version we're all familiar with, including a hospital scene that Kubrick cut out a week into the film's theatrical run. Now that scene is being put back into the film for a special screening...
...which is, needless to say, a must-attend for all of you UK fans. Read on!
This year's Film4 FrightFest kicks off in London on August 21st, and we've just learned that the extended cut of The Shining will screen on Sunday night, August 24th. The 146-minute version includes a scene at the end of Wendy Torrance in a hospital bed, being told by Mr. Ullman that Jack's body couldn't be found. The screening will mark the first time the deleted scene has been publicly shown since the movie's original theatrical release.
It's interesting to note that Kubrick's horror masterpiece was heavily cut for all past UK releases, typically running a whopping 25 minutes shorter than even the standard US version. We hope this makes up for that, UK fiends!
Head over to the Film4 FrightFest website to purchase tickets to the screening, which again takes place on August 24th, beginning at 6:10 pm. Producer Jan Harlan will be in attendance for a special Q&A session, which is the cherry on top of this tasty treat.
Regularly topping critical lists as a masterpiece of modern horror, Stanley Kubrick’s carefully nurtured ghost story based on the bestseller by Stephen King focuses on the primal fear of murderous family breakdown.
Failed schoolteacher and would-be writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson in an iconic turn) is offered the winter caretaker job at the luxurious Overlook Hotel in the Colorado Mountains. Seeing it as an opportunity to work on his novel in an isolated environment, he moves into the snow-bound edifice with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and son, Danny (Danny Lloyd). But his son has a special mental power – ‘the shining’ – to see things that no one else can and has visions of the previous murders and premonitions of his father’s homicidal tendencies in this scary and resonant classic.
There's never been a better time than the present to be a horror fan who collects toys, and that's largely thanks to the companies NECA and Mezco. Speaking of which, both companies have just unveiled exciting new offerings so read on to check 'em out!
First up, Figures.com reports that NECA has given its mega-popular 8-bit NES Jason figure a retro makeover, mashing together the video game and the company's MEGO-inspired lines.
A follow-up to their 2013 San Diego Comic-Con exclusive, this version of NES Jason is wearing real fabric clothing and is exclusively available at Toys R Us stores beginning this week. The figure features a removable hockey mask and three weapons: axe, machete, and spear-gun.
As for Mezco, their newest release is a limited edition Son of Frankenstein action figure based on the 1939 sequel. A variation of the previously released figure of Frankenstein's Monster, the 9″ toy boasts ten points of articulation and is covered with scars from his assembly. The monster wears a genuine simulated fur tunic with cloth sleeves, and he stands atop his signature boots, towering over other figures.
Only 500 of the toys will be available worldwide, selling exclusively at the New York Comic Con, which runs October 9th through the 12th. They'll of course be found at Mezco's booth (#1855).
A very limited number will also go up for grabs on Mezco's website on August 22nd so be sure to bookmark the page and check back this coming Friday!
While we all wait patiently to see what moves Lionsgate makes with the Saw franchise, artist Elsa Rhae has done one frighteningly fun job of recreating the films' centerpiece character, Billy the Puppet, and bringing him to life! Check it out! It's so worth your time.
Lionsgate is currently actively developing an eighth Saw film based on the franchise created by James Wan and Leigh Whannell. They are looking to get back to their torturous ways and seeking a new direction for the franchise that took over Halloween for nearly a decade.
There appears to be no rush on Lionsgate’s part, however, as they’re seeking the perfect take to move forward. There were rumblings of a remake while many insiders say that they want to continue with Saw 8.
In the interim, if you need to play catch-up, there's also the Saw box set coming out September 23rd, which is insanely cheap for all seven flims. Order that below from the EvilShop.
Continuing the fine tradition of TV shows becoming the new remake/prequel/sequel/premake/etc., a new version is on its way of the 1997 flick The Devil's Advocate, which starred Al Pacino chewing more scenery than any one person should be allowed to. Still... he was magic and far from an "ABSENTEE LANDLORD!!!!"
According to Deadline, producers John Wells and Arnold Kopelson are bringing "The Devil’s Advocate" to television as a potential series. The legal drama with a supernatural twist, from Warner Bros. TV, has landed at NBC with a pilot commitment.
Written by Matt Venne (Bag of Bones, The Exorcism of Molly Harley), the series centers on a public defender who joins a law firm that is run by the Devil himself. In the film version the young lawyer was played by Keanu Reeves with Pacino playing his boss and Charlize Theron co-starring. The film, based on Andrew Neiderman’s novel of the same name, was directed by Taylor Hackford. It grossed $153 million dollars on a $57 million budget.
"The Devil’s Advocate" series is produced by WBTV and studio-based John Wells Prods. with Wells, Kopelson, and Andrew Stearn executive producing and Venne serving as a co-executive producer.
More as it comes!
Rumor Mill Begins for Universal/Imagine's The Vampire Chronicles Films; Josh Boone in Talks to Direct?
Well, that didn't take long. Less than two weeks after Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment acquired the rights to adapt author Anne Rice's entire The Vampire Chronicles series, a director is apparently in early talks for the first film.
Per The Wrap (who did post a disclaimer that Imagine told them the news is "completely untrue" but nonetheless stands by its story), The Fault in Our Stars' Josh Boone is the individual in question, and he's being eyed to both write and direct.
The new film won't be a remake of Interview with the Vampire but instead is expected to draw from the second and third books in Rice's series - The Vampire Lestat and The Queen of the Damned - and will likely be faithful to the source material. Hallelujah!
Boone is currently prepping his three-hour adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Stand for Warner Bros. and CBS Films. Casting on that should begin soon with his take on Lestat expected to follow The Stand.
When Universal Pictures acquired the rights to the Chronicles, they set Imagine Entertainment's Brian Grazer to produce along with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Imagine Entertainment president Erica Huggins will oversee the project on behalf of the company while Bobby Cohen will executive produce. They will have access to the entire body of existing and future The Vampire Chronicles novels, including Christopher Rice's (Anne's son) adapted screenplay for The Tale of the Body Thief and her upcoming Prince Lestat, releasing in October.
Look for lots more soon!