We told you in September that Magnolia Pictures acquired U.S. rights to the Nordic disaster movie The Wave on the eve of its screening at the Toronto Film Festival, and now we can tell you that the flick will arrive in theatres and on VOD March 4, 2016.
Directed by Norwegian Roar Uthaug, The Wave is Norway’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Academy Award this year.
The film is based on the 1934 real-life tsunami in Norway’s Tafjord, which left 40 people dead. The Wave opened last month’s Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund and posted the third-best opening in Norway for a local film during the final weekend of August.
The screenplay, written by John Kåre Raake and Harald Rosenløw Eeg, is set at Geiranger Fjord, one of Norway’s top tourist attractions. It takes place in contemporary Norway and centers around a geologist who realizes the inferno is about to hit.
Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Hoff Oftebro, and Fritjof Saheim star in Uthaug’s fourth feature, which was produced by Martin Sundland and Are Heidenstrom for Fantefilm Fiksjon.
“The Wave is an incredibly accomplished action spectacular with phenomenal special effects,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles, “but it’s also beautiful filmmaking with multi-dimensional characters and terrific acting.”
There are more than 300 unstable mountainsides in Norway–one of the largest is Åkerneset, a system of expanding cracks 800 meter long. It is accepted fact that one day it will fall, and when it does, the resulting rockslide of rock will create an 80-meter high tsunami that will hit the local community of Geiranger after just 10 minutes. This is the premise of THE WAVE, a pulse-pounding adventure about a family racing to survive the oncoming catastrophe.
Appearing on an episode of the podcast Killer POV, Sandy King Carpenter, the wife of renowned horror director John Carpenter, revealed that four shows are in the process of being developed. Carpenter would be the executive producer of the shows as well as direct the pilots.
King Carpenter, who is a frequent producer alongside her husband, explains:
Right now, there’s four series waiting to go to network. As far as I’m concerned, we’ll do all of them. I mean, they’re great, and they’re different from anything that’s out there, and they again push the boundaries of what’s horror. [John] would be directing pilots and we would be executive producing them. There’s sci-fi, there’s horror, there’s one that I guess would be [a] sci fi-horror futuristic kind of thing. They’re all across the board. I think they’ll fulfill what people expect out of him by also being unpredictable.
There is no word yet on what the shows are and what style of horror they’ll be. It’ll be interesting to see if any of them, much less all of them, will actually make it to the small screen.
Carpenter’s last foray onto the small screen were the two episodes he directed for the “Masters of Horror” series, including my personal favorite of the series “Cigarette Burns”.
When it comes to good pop/R&B albums, there’s probably no better example than Michael Jackson‘s Thriller. In fact, the eight-time Grammy award winning album may very well be one of the best releases of all time. While they haven’t been able to accurately track the sales since the album came out before the Nielsen SoundScan was put into place, estimates place sales around 65 million copies worldwide.
The album, which was produced by Quincy Jones, gave us some of Jackson’s most iconic singles, including “Billie Jean”, “Beat It”, and “Thriller”, which produced one of the greatest and most amazing music videos ever. Directed by John Landis and keeping the voiceover work of Vincent Price, the 14-minute video eventually made it into the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress, the first music video ever to receive that accolade.
For those of you who haven’t heard the album, Google Play is offering it for free this week, ending on Friday. It’s dubbed the “Google Play Exclusive Version”, which simply looks like they added a 1981 home demo “Billie Jean”.
At the low, low price of free, there’s absolutely no reason to not grab this album. It’s a landmark release, one that shaped music and has endured the test of time.
Happy Thanksgiving week everyone! As many of you probably already know, that means Black Friday is right around the corner. While stores aren’t necessarily as packed as they used to be thanks to online deals and events like Cyber Monday, Black Friday is nonetheless a very stressful and busy day for some people. There are just so many deals to pass up! I don’t know about any of you, but I choose to stay out of the brick-and-mortar stores and stick to online shopping in my pajamas at my home. With that being said, here is a list of some of the must-have horror (or in some cases, horror-ish) video games that we think you should consider purchasing this Black Friday.
Video games are an expensive investment, so while some of the games on this list came out earlier this year (one of them even came out late last year), this list will hopefully serve to remind you of some of the games you skipped out on.Multi-Platform Fallout 4
The post-apocalyptic series returns this year with Fallout 4, and apparently everyone took off work and stopped looking at porn to play it. I’ve yet to play the game, but it looks fantastic and will be the one game that I snatch up on Friday.Resident Evil Revelations 2
Resident Evil Revelations was a worthy, if flawed, entry into the Resident Evil series. Revelations 2 is slightly better, and sees the return of Claire Redfield and the introduction of Moira Burton, Barry Burton’s daughter. It’s not a perfect game, but it’s a fun return to the franchise’s horror roots.Batman: Arkham Knight
Sure, some people were disappointed with the overabundance of the Batmobile in the game, but like it or not, Batman: Arkham Knight is a fantastic game, and if it doesn’t live up to the remarkably high expectations people set for it, that is no fault of the game’s (or Rocksteady’s). Since it’s been out since June (unless you are the unfortunate owner of a PC), there’s a fairly good chance it might see a decent price drop on Black Friday.Mortal Kombat X
Do I need to say anything about this game? It’s fantastic, and it’s got Jason Voorhees as a playable character. If you don’t already own it, pick it up this week. That’s an order.
Fans of Tony Wash’s indie 2007’s It’s My Party and I’ll Die If I Want To will be on the run from The Rake.
“90210’s” Shenae Grimes, pictured, Rachel Melvin, Izabella Miko and Joey Bicicchi are starring in Wash’s horror-thriller The Rake for Red Band Films, Variety writes.
Wash is directing from his own script, which “Follows three siblings as they return home to reconcile the murder of their parents 20 years earlier, and discover a startling connection to a local urban legend.”
Mike Dozier will produce The Rake, while Jason Howard, Tommy Vlahopoulos and Matthew Lamothe will serve as executive producers.
The project came together after Wash’s short “The Muck” debuted at last year’s SXSW.
My birthday is going to be disastrous.
In Theaters, on Demand, Amazon Video and iTunes March 4, 2016 is Magnolia’s disaster film, The Wave, which was directed by Cold Prey‘s Roar Uthaug.
Trace reviewed The Wave, calling it “A fun, yet typical disaster film with heart.”
Starring Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Oftebro, Thomas Bo Larsen, “Nestled in Norway’s Sunnmøre region, Geiranger is one of the most spectacular tourist draws on the planet. With the mountain Åkerneset overlooking the village — and constantly threatening to collapse into the fjord — it is also a place where cataclysm could strike at any moment. After putting in several years at Geiranger’s warning centre, geologist Kristian (Kristoffer Joner) is moving on to a prestigious gig with an oil company. But the very day he’s about to drive his family to their new life in the city, Kristian senses something isn’t right. The substrata are shifting. No one wants to believe that this could be the big one, especially with tourist season at its peak, but when that mountain begins to crumble, every soul in Geiranger has ten minutes to get to high ground before a tsunami hits, consuming everything in its path.
Those ten minutes are some of the most nerve-rattling you’ll experience in any movie this year, but as The Wave continues the stakes only get higher. Ace director Roar Uthaug keeps things hurtling forward in a state of high anxiety until the very end. Giving Hollywood a run for its money, the film’s canvas is broad, its effects eerily realistic, and its scale immense. Here comes the flood.“
Even though Fox is resurrecting Frankenstein this weekend with Victor Frankenstein, Universal Pictures is continuing forth with their own monsters revival, which includes modern/fresh takes on The Wolfman, The Mummy, Creature From the Black Lagoon, Frankenstein, and even Bride of Frankenstein.
The plans have been leaking out over the past year, but much of the details are still kept in the Mummy’s tomb.
THR, however, has sneakingly leaked some info on a story regarding Angelina Jolie Pitt‘s By the Sea, implying that the big time Hollywood star and producer could play the lead in Bride of Frankenstein.
But even if Universal loses tens of millions of dollars on ‘By the Sea,’ the studio is gambling that by backing Jolie Pitt’s artistic whim, she will be amenable to starring in its tentpole ‘Bride of Frankenstein’ from producer Brian Grazer.
When awful, awful passion projects get made by studios, there’s usually a reason, and trading off financing one in exchange for the same “name” actor to appear in another is regular business.
James Whale’s 1935 Bride of Frankenstein is one of the greatest genre films of all time, and to see Jolie as the character would actually be pretty damn exciting. I am curious as to whom is penning the script and who they’re looking at for director.
The Mummy is being filmed off a script by Jon Spaihts while Aaron Guzikowski is tackling The Wolfman. Ed Solomon and Noah Hawley are working on a film for the series but it’s unsure which monster they’re going to focus on. Apparently, Chris Morgan (the Fast and the Furious franchise) is also a part of the collective that is working on this reboot series, although he supposedly hasn’t been assigned any specific character to work on.
Happy Thanksgiving week everyone! As many of you probably already know, that means Black Friday is right around the corner. While stores aren’t necessarily as packed as they used to be thanks to online deals and events like Cyber Monday, Black Friday is nonetheless a very stressful and busy day for some people. There are just so many deals out there! I don’t know about any of you, but I choose to stay out of the brick-and-mortar stores and stick to online shopping in my pajamas at my home.
Here is a list of some of the must-have horror Blu-Rays that we think you should consider purchasing this Black Friday! For the cheapest prices, check out this page on BluRay.com. They show you the best Blu-Ray deals in real time. I have linked to each film’s Amazon listing as well.Scream Factory! Releases Army of Darkness
Man, Scream Factory really knows how to treat us horror fans. This Blu-Ray of Army of Darkness is about six years overdue since the underwhelming first edition we received back in 2009, and it’s a glorious thing. You will definitely want to add this to your collection this Black Friday.The Babadook
What some people deemed one of the best films of the year is also one of the prettiest Blu-Rays of the year. This Blu-Ray with deluxe packaging opens up just like the book in the movie. Pop-up and everything! Even if you were disappointed in the film, that’s should be enough of a selling point.Dog Soldiers
Neil Marshall’s fantastic werewolf film finally got a decent Blu-Ray release this year thanks to Scream Factory! Before he directed The Descent, he made this fun roller coaster ride of a film.The People Under the Stairs
I watched this film for the first time this year after I had heard of Wes Craven’s passing, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s a helluva lot of fun and quite funny, no matter what some people think. Scream Factory did the film justice this year with this outstanding Blu-Ray release that’s worth purchasing for Craven’s commentary track alone.Shocker
Another Wes Craven film, but this one is not as loved as his other films. Shocker gets a great Blu-Ray treatment though with loads of special features. Plus, you gotta love the cover art that Scream Factory has for most of their releases.
We just landed an exclusive clip from RLJ Entertainment’s incredible Christmas-themed horror anthology film A Christmas Horror Story (review), which arrives on Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow, November 24th.
In the anthology, “Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy, peace and goodwill. But for some folks in the small town of Bailey Downs, it turns into something much less festive. When Krampus – the anti-Santa who punishes the naughty children – is summoned by a young boy, everyone’s fight for survival begins.”
Directed by Steven Hoban (Darknet), Grant Harvey (She Made Me Do It) and Brett Sullivan (Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed), the film stars William Shatner (Star Trek) and George Buza (X-Men).
This is must-see holiday horror!
NECA is starting a new series of scaled vehicles that they’ve dubbed Cinemachines and they’re kicking it off with licenses from Alien and Aliens. Although not much has been revealed in terms of sizes of these vehicles, there have been a few photos released of their opening line, which includes the Space Jockey, the engineer’s spaceship, UD-4L Cheyenne Dropship and the M577 Armored Personnel Carrier, which has a lovely skill of running over Xenomorphs.
According to Figures, pre-orders will begin this week and more details will be announced February at the New York Toy Fair.
Here’s how to erase all of the Alien sequels from existence…
Right now all eyes are on Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel/Prometheus sequel, Alien: Covenant, which is shooting in February/March for release on October 6, 2017.
When Scott decided to focus solely on this franchise, it forced Fox to indefinitely delay Neill Blomkamp’s already announced Aliens sequel, which would bring Sigourney Weaver and Michael Biehn back, while ignoring the third and fourth films in the franchise.
Biehn spoke candidly with Icons of Fright, in which he reveals that Blomkamp will bring Newt back, while also using her to further the franchise (in a new direction).
“They’re planning on bringing me and Newt back and at this point Newt will be around twenty-seven years old. I know that every actress in Hollywood is going to want to play this one, it’s really a passing of the torch between Sigourney and this younger actress who would play Newt. It would keep the franchise alive and the studios would make money, because that’s what the bottom line is now: money.“
First of all, this is genius as Blomkmap has found a way to legitimately exit the path that leads to Alien3 and Alien: Resurrection. By bringing Newt back, they can reintroduce her character, and lead her down a separate hallway of sequels that live parallel to the others that already exist. I’m a huge fan of Newt’s character because of what she stands for in James Cameron’s Aliens. I’ve always loved Cameron’s director’s cut, which focused more on the dramatic aspects of Ripley, and how she’s lost her daughter – thus, Newt becomes her motivation. I’m in the extreme minority, but I prefer this cut.
Biehn feels strongly that the sequel will happen, eventually, mostly because it would be an egg to the face of Sigourney and himself:
“I know that Ridley’s focus is on the second PROMETHEUS (now titled ALIEN: COVENANT) and I’m sure that he and Fox both don’t want that and Neill’s movie to come out right next to each other, because they’re kind of two different worlds, with ALIENS taking place thousands of years later, which is how they explained it all to me, but at the same time, they want to give them a similar feel. I know they’re putting the brakes on Neill’s movie just for a little while, but I really think that it would be embarrassing to Ridley and Fox and Sigourney if they just didn’t make the movie.”
While a studio is a soulless entity that could care less about feelings, it does love its money, and the concept Biehn is sharing sounds like they’ll be swimming in the Benjamins. I think it’s important for Scott to be focused on the producing end, especially if there’s to be a similar feel. I can’t see anyone having the time and energy to both make their own film and produce one on the side. The indefinite delay is the right move here. Still, let’s hope that Blomkamp’s sequel doesn’t get lost in space.
Sad news as it’s come out that Rex Reason (the left actor in the banner) passed away late last week. He would’ve been 87 on November 30th.
Reason’s acting career only lasted just over a decade in the 50’s and 60’s but he was quite prolific during that time. He acted on TV as well as several movies, including the sci-fi/horror films The Creature Walks Among Us and This Island Earth, where he played Dr. Cal Meacham, a brilliant scientist who is captured by aliens to assist them in their own interplanetary struggle.
According to Examiner, Reason made occasional visits to conventions and autograph shows. He also worked as a real estate broker after quitting acting.
We send our condolences to his family on their loss.
Even before Ridley Scott’s Prometheus went behind cameras information was leaking out by the truckload. At the time it was all considered rumor and speculation, only at the end of the day most – if not all of it – was correct.
Scott is looking at February/March to begin production on Alien: Covenant, his Prometheus sequel set for launch on October 6, 2017.
While most filmmakers shroud their productions in secrecy, Scott has always been chatty, and reveals all sorts of spoiler-y goodies from his upcoming films. For examples, he’s prematurely announced the title (twice now), explained that the film will reveal a destroyed Engineer planet, and also revealed plans for an expanded universe that will eventually bridge directly into his 1979 Alien.
Oh, and he told of a new origin story for the elusive Xenomorphs.
The latter is important here as we dive into the following scoop, which comes courtesy of Scified:
“The movie will have 2 Monsters, one is new and both are different yet similar to the Xeno DNA. The NEW Monster is a New Event, so it’s nothing created before the Events of the end of the First movie…. it’s created by an event in the movie… and this New Monster is going to be based off of the Original Concept that Alien drew influence from, and this idea is something they had planned with Spaights’ Ultramorph and so Gigers Necomonicon 4 is the starting point. This Monster will be transparent like a Jelly Fish to a degree…. and it’s hinted that David plays a part in its creation.
The movie won’t be going the route of an Alien movie, just we will see more clues and things that we can relate and make connection to the Xeno DNA and Bio-Mechanics of the Engineers. The movie will loosely touch up on themes that can connect to the Prometheus Mythos and the Bible but more in respect to the Paradise Lost version of events but again loosely.
They won’t be going a full blown Ancient Aliens in detail on us, just we can make subtle links to themes, such as Rebellion, Order of Creation (that has multiple layers that does not start with the Engineers and does not end with David). Stealing of Forbiden Knowledge and Fire and how playing God and going against God always has dire consequences.”
If this were to prove true, it would connect to my own theory as to what the title Alien: Covenant means.
I also love the furthering of Michael Fassbender’s character, David, who now truly plays God on the Engineers’ planet.
The site further adds another thing to consider – “…the motivation behind this new alienis Spaihts’ ‘Ultramorph’, which played a role in his original draft for ‘Prometheus’ entitled ‘Alien: Engineers.’ In his draft, an Engineer gave birth to an Alien, but because the Engineer is much larger and more powerful than a human – as the Alien draws traits from its host – the spawn was known as the ‘Ultramorph’ and towered over its human-born cousins. The concept was scrapped for the first film, but concept art reveals what the creature would’ve looked like…”
Now that Twentieth Century Fox has officially announced the Prometheus sequel/Alien prequel Alien: Paradise Lost Alien: Covenant as a real project that is in development, fans around the world can rejoice over the fact that we are finally getting another Alien movie. That being said, many people were disappointed in Prometheus, especially those who were expecting more of an actual Alien film. Personally, I enjoyed the film on its own terms but can’t help but wish for a film with more Xenomorphs (and not this kind of Xenomorph). Here is a list of five things we really want to see in Alien: Covenant. Please listen to us!1. Horror
With the exception of Elizabeth’s grotesque C-section sequence, Prometheus didn’t offer much in the way of horror. It was more a straight science-fiction film that posed many questions and failed to provide any answers. If Ridley Scott is going to title his movie Alien: Covenant, then he better damn well make it an Alien film. Give us some horror! This doesn’t necessarily mean gore, but make the central villain intimidating and scary. The Engineers were interesting villains, but they were hardly scary.
This could be a controversial request, but the overemphasis on religion turned a lot of people off from Prometheus. That film stood apart from the Alien films because it opted to take a different, more religious approach to the mythology. This is all well and good, and had the film not been billed as a prequel to Alien, those aspects may have been better received by the general public. Now that the sequel actually has the work “alien” in the title, the film will most likely tone down the religious aspects and focus more on what so many people love about the original franchise: aliens.
Speaking of aliens, let’s get more of them in the film! Real xenomorphs though, not whatever that thing was in the closing moments of Prometheus.
Part of the problem with prequels is that they feel too compelled to connect the dots between them and the original films. The closing tag of Prometheus, with its non-xenomorph felt tacked on an unnecessary. For the most part, the film did a good job separating itself from the original franchise, which made its epilogue feel even more out of place. Alien: Covenant should feature subtle connections to Alien, but not glaringly obvious ones that take you out of the film.
The official synopsis for Alien: Covenant mentions Michael Fassbender’s David, but fails to mention Noomi Rapace’s Elizabeth Show. It’s possible the studio is saving her reveal for a later date, but it’s posible they’re going to go the Alien 3 route and kill her of in the opening credits like Newt at Hicks. PLEASE DON’T DO THAT. It wasn’t cool in 1992 and it won’t be cool in 2017. Like it or not, Shaw is the Ripley of this franchise. After what she experienced in Prometheus, it would be fun to see a hardened Shaw kick some ass. Bring her back Mr. Scott!
What are some things you would like to see in Alien: Covenant? Let us know in the comments below or shoot me a Tweet!
Are you someone who wishes they could be in movies but never really wanted to be in the spotlight? If that’s the case, the team behind War of the Planet of the Apes has an opportunity that might be perfect for you.
Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings, Deathwatch) explains that anyone is able to enter to be in the film in a video that can be seen below. All they have to do is video themselves doing their best ape impression. If chosen, they’re flown to set where they’ll be put in a motion capture suit and then filmed for an appearance in the film!
On top of Andy Serkis, who will reprise his role as Caeser, the film stars Woody Harrelson, Gabriel Chavarria, Sara Canning, and Steve Zahn.
War of the Planet of the Apes is set for a July 14th, 2017 release date. Matt Reeves returns to direct after 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
Back in the 90’s it sucked to collect comics. There were so many astounding artists, but even more awful storytellers. The comic biz was infiltrated by greed, and focused on holographic covers and charging extra for variants and celebrated every 25 issues like it was the ‘Death of Superman”.
In the middle of this was Image Comics, which was a new brand compromised of all of the elite talents, created by the likes of Erik Larsen, Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino.
One of the most popular series was Liefeld’s “X-Men”-esque “Youngblood,” which featured the first appearance of the character Prophet (issue #2).
The character would go on to have his own series, at one point drawn by the short-lived uber popular Stephen Platt (yes, he exemplified everything wrong with comics in the 90’s).
Now, nearly 25 years after his first appearance in 1992, Prophet is aiming to become a feature film.
And with Fox already adapting “Deadpool,” another of Liefeld’s creations, it’s no surprise that they’re also behind “Prophet.”
There’s no other news at this time other than the new take is being pitched as a mix between The Martian, Mad Max, and Avatar.
John Prophet, a poor and homeless man living in the World War II era, volunteered to participate in the medical experiments of Dr. Horatio Wells, a time-traveling scientist from the future who used DNA-enhancing methods to transform Prophet into a supersoldier. He was engineered to serve the evil Phillip Omen and programmed with murderous instincts. Wells had a change of heart though and changed Prophet’s programming from evil to a strong belief in God. Wells planned for Prophet to be placed into stasis for many years and then re-emerge in the future to help Wells’ people fight the evil Disciples. Eventually found by Youngblood, Prophet awakens disoriented, in a world he does not recognize, and he mistakes Youngblood for the Disciples and attacks.
It was later discovered that Prophet was not always in stasis after World War II, and had been used as “a mindless weapon of war” in Vietnam.
Composer Jason Graves is a name you should know if you’re into horror, thriller, or action/adventure video games. With titles like Dead Space, Tomb Raider, Until Dawn, and more under his belt, his work has earned him multiple well deserved awards, including “Best Original Theme”, “Outstanding Achievement in Audio”, and nominatinos for “Music of the Year”.
We’re thrilled to bring you the chance to listen to two tracks from the upcoming soundtrack to Breach & Clear: Deadline, the zombie-filled action RPG that came out earlier this year. Composed by Graves, the music utilizes a arpeggiated synths and atmospheric pads to create something engaging and sinister, perfect for late nights.
You can pre-order your copy via Sumthing Else Music Works.
The Sundance Film Festival just broke the news that they’ll be World Premiering 31, Rob Zombie’s Halloween slasher, in the Park City at Midnight portion of the fest running from January 21-31 2016 in Park City, Utah.
The announcement came bearing a brand spanking new image from the film starring Sheri Moon Zombie, Malcolm McDowell, Richard Brake, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Jeff Daniel Phillips, and even Meg Foster.
In 31, which will be released through Alchemy and was funded through Fanbacked.com, “Five friends are kidnapped on the day before Halloween and are held hostage in a terrifying place named Murder World. While trapped, they must play a violent game called 31, in which the mission is to survive 12 hours against a gang of evil clowns.”
Watch for release plans by the fest.
The Sundance Film Festival has just announced their selections for the Park City at Midnight portion of the fest, running from January 21-31 2016 in Park City, Utah.
Like every year, there’s an insane amount of surprises to go along with some dark horse indies that we’ve never heard of.
The biggest surprises is that Rob Zombie’s Halloween slasher 31 will hold it’s World Premiere, as will Kevin Sith’s Tusk spinoff, Yoga Hosers, Mickey Keating’s Carnage Park and even Richard Bates Jr.’s Trash Fire!
You guys know all about Zombie and Smith, but Keating is an up-and-comer who is behind the astounding indies Darling and Pod, while Bates Jr. directed the Sundance hit Excision.
Here’s the full line-up.31, Rob Zombie
“Five friends are kidnapped on the day before Halloween and are held hostage in a terrifying place named Murder World. While trapped, they must play a violent game called 31, in which the mission is to survive 12 hours against a gang of evil clowns.”
Cast: Sheri Moon Zombie, Malcolm McDowell, Richard Brake, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Meg Foster.Antibirth, Danny Perez
“In a desolate community full of drug-addled marines and rumours of kidnapping, a wild-eyed stoner named Lou wakes up after a crazy night of partying with symptoms of a strange illness and recurring visions. As she struggles to get a grip on reality, the stories of conspiracy spread.”
Cast: Natasha Lyonne, Chloë Sevigny, Mark Webber, Meg Tilly, Maxwell McCabe-Lokos.The Blackout Experiments, Rich Fox
“A group of friends discover the dark underworld of the ultra-scary, psychosexual horror experience called Blackout. But what starts as a thrill ride through the unknown becomes deeply personal, developing into an obsession that hijacks their lives and blurs the line between reality and paranoid fantasy.”Carnage Park, Mickey Keating
“The year is 1978. A team of wannabe crooks botch a small-town bank heist and flee with their hostage deep into the California desert, where they inexplicably find themselves in a harrowing fight for survival against a psychotic ex-military sniper.”
Cast: Ashley Bell, Pat Healy, Alan Ruck, Darby Stanchfield, James Landry Hébert, Larry Fessenden.The Greasy Strangler, Jim Hosking
“When Big Ronnie and his son Brayden meet lone female tourist Janet on Big Ronnie’s Disco Walking Tour — the best and only disco walking tour in the city — a fight for Janet’s heart erupts between father and son, and the infamous Greasy Strangler is unleashed.”
Cast: Michael St. Michaels, Sky Elobar, Elizabeth De Razzo, Gil Gex, Jesse Keen, Joe David Walters.Outlaws And Angels, JT Mollner
“With a notorious bounty hunter closing in on their trail, a gang of cold-blooded outlaws invades the home of a seemingly innocent frontier family, where an unexpected game of cat and mouse ensues throughout the night, leading to seduction, role reversal, and ultimately bloody revenge.”
Cast: Chad Michael Murray, Francesca Eastwood, Luke Wilson, Teri Polo, Madisen Beaty, Nathan Russell.Trash Fire, Richard Bates Jr.
“When Owen is forced to confront the past he’s been running from his whole adult life, he and his girlfriend, Isabel, become entangled in a horrifying web of lies, deceit, and murder. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll be scarred for life.”
Cast: Adrian Grenier, Angela Trimbur, AnnaLynne McCord, Fionnula Flanagan, Matthew Gray Gubler, Ray Santiago.Under The Shadow (UK-Jordan), Babak Anvari
“Tehran, 1988: As the Iran-Iraq War rumbles into its eighth year, a mother and daughter are slowly torn apart by the bombing campaigns on the city coupled with the country’s bloody revolution. As they struggle to stay together amidst these terrors, a mysterious evil stalks through their apartment.”
Cast: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi, Ray Haratian, Arash Marandi.Yoga Hosers, Kevin Smith
“Colleen Collette and Colleen McKenzie are teenage besties from Winnipeg who love yoga and live on their smartphones. But when these sophomores get invited to a senior party by the school hottie, the Colleens accidentally uncover an ancient evil buried beneath their Canadian convenience store.”
Cast: Lily-Rose Depp, Harley Quinn Smith, Johnny Depp, Justin Long, Austin Butler, Tyler Posey.
Horror movie prop collecting is expensive, it’s difficult, and it’s incredibly rewarding. There’s something special about having a piece of a film’s history in your home, something that you can look at and recognize from the movie itself. But as we all know, that shit ain’t cheap.
But what if you had a magic wand or a genie or something along those lines that could get you a few of your most desired props? Are there any specific pieces from horror movies that you’ve been craving for a long time?
Below are a few of mine and then I want you to tell me about the ones that have the greatest appeal for you!Clive Barker’s Lord of Illusions – Nix’s Mask
If you haven’t seen this movie in a while, do yourself a favor and grab the director’s cut and give it another chance. The theatrical version is pretty awful. It’s rife with plot holes, awkward edits, and just strange progressions. But the director’s cut adds a ton of content that really takes this movie from a 0 to a 10 real fast.
Nix’s mask is one of those props from this film that just looks incredibly cool and has a fun story mythology it. Again, watch the movie to get the details.
As a quick side note, R.I.P. Daniel von Bargen. I hope you have found peace.
While everyone is probably clamoring for the necronomicon or the chainsaw, I want the necklace because it’s such an integral part of the story AND it’s just a rather charming little piece. Plus, I can hang it from the neck of a Frankenstein statuette or something similar to mix films.Alien – Sleeping Pod
Many, many years ago, I had a subscription to Nintendo Power. This was back when it was covering games only on the NES and Game Boy. In one issue, they had a contest where they were giving away one of the sleeping pods from I think it was Alien 3. In any case, I desperately wanted it and I still do to this day. In fact, it’s a prop that I would actually use. I’m one of those people who is comfortable in enclosed spaces, so this would be a great place to get some sleep. For example, whenever I have needed an MRI, I pass out within minutes of being fed into the machine, even with all the loud clanging and scanning.
Okay, so this one is probably one of the most obvious choices in horror history. But can you imagine having an actual glove that was used by Robert Englund in your house? How frickin’ cool would that be?! Michael’s mask? Whatever. Jason’s machete? I can live without it. But Freddy’s glove? That’s something unique and creative, something that really stands out