Fabien M. sent over the first international one-sheet for the Light House Productions’ French horror Hostile, directed by 15-year-old Nathan Ambrosioni.
In the film, “Meredith Langston always longed to have children. She finally makes this happen when she adopts two young adolescent girls. However, her now idyllic world sours rapidly and dream veers to nightmare when she quickly finds that she is unable to cope with their increasingly strange behaviour. Desperate, she seeks the help of two television journalists working for a local station, SOS Adoption.”
Julie Venturelli, Luna-Miti Belan, Lucie Donier, Shelley Ward, Anatolia Allieis, Julien Croquet, Magaly Gouyon, Didier Beaumont, Sarah Robert, Danielle di Sandro, Mallow Garcia, Richard Carré, Elona Hec and Vanessa Azzopardi star.
Bloody regular Fabien M. just sent me a link to a trailer that just blew my mind.
Below you’ll find the first trailer for Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World, a new documentary about the internationally acclaimed and controversial painter, sculptor, architect, designer, Oscar winner and Alien creator.
The doc hopes to learn, who is the artist HR Giger? What kind of person is behind such terrifying and disturbing yet aesthetic forms and beings?
What’s so special about this new film is that it features actual interview with the man himself, who we lost this past May.
This could be his final words ever caught on film…
Below you’ll find the sales art and trailer for Zombie Massacre 2: Reich of the Dead, which was directed by Luca Boni and Marco Ristori, and stars Andrew Harwood Mills, Dan van Husen, Aaron Stielstra, Ally McClelland, and Lucy Drive.
“Set in WWII, this is the story of a bunch of American soldiers fighting against a horde of zombies created by the Nazis using the prisoners of the camps… They have only one night to save their own lives, but the enemy is stronger and stronger…“
More on this series as it comes in.
One of my all-time favorite film festival experiences was seeing Xavier Gens’ Frontier(s) twice at the Toronto International Film Festival. The movie was a blast from the past, an action-packed gore-fest that was inspired by The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
Gens, who also helmed The Divide, is returning to horror with the thriller The Crucifixion, which is to be penned by The Conjuring writers Chad and Carey Hayes, Bloody Disgusting learned out of the ongoing AFM in Santa Monica.
Based on true events, “When a priest is jailed for the murder of a nun on whom he was performing an exorcism, an investigative journalist strives to determine whether he in fact murdered a mentally ill person, or if he lost the battle with a demonic presence.”
Peter Safran (Annabelle, The Conjuring) and the Hayes brothers will produce, with Lotus Entertainment’s Bill Johnson, Jim Seibel, D.J. Gugenheim and Ara Keshishian executive producing. Lotus will handle international sales and introduce to buyers at AFM.
Here’s yet another old-school poster for The Editor (review), which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival’s Canadian lineup.
In Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy’s film, “A one-time (and now one-handed) master film editor toiling in the cinematic sweatshops of 1970s Italy becomes the prime suspect in a series of brutal murders.”
Giallo legend Udo Kier stars with Tristan Risk and Adam Brooks.
The film is said to be a loving tribute to/parody of the gory giallo thrillers of Mario Bava and Dario Argento.
Based on a true story, Backcountry follows an urban couple who go camping in the Canadian wilderness – where unimaginable beauty sits alongside our most primal fears. It’s an intriguing film we missed during the Toronto International Film Festival announcements, and it stars The Texas Chainsaw Massacre‘s Eric Balfour!
Today, we have the AFM sales trailer for the thriller in which tension rises as a bear attacks a group of campers.
“Alex (Jeff Roop) is a seasoned outdoorsman while Jenn (Missy Peregrym), a corporate lawyer, is not. After much convincing, and against her better judgment, she agrees to let him take her deep into a Provincial Park to one of his favorite spots – the secluded Blackfoot Trail.
On their first night, deep in the forest, they have an unsettling encounter with Brad (Eric Balfour), a strange alpha male with eyes for Jenn who may or may not be following them. Alex’s desire to quickly reach Blackfoot Trail only intensifies. They push further and further into the woods, Alex stubbornly insisting that he remembers the way. After three days their path disappears; they are hopelessly lost. Without food or water, they struggle to find their way back, the harsh conditions bringing out the best and worst in them, pushing their already fragile relationship to the breaking point.
When they realize they have entered a bear’s territory, being lost suddenly becomes the least of their problems. Terror, horror, will, and survival become paramount.”
Thanks to Fabien M. for the tip!
Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment brand, has released the following red band trailer for Ruthless Pictures’ no-holds-barred zombie fest Zombieworld, in association with DreadCentral.
Releasing February 24, “Zombieworld is a horror anthology focusing on survivors across the world as they struggle to overcome horrifying circumstances when a pandemic brings forth a zombie apocalypse.”
The collection of blood, guts and mayhem will be brought to life by a group of new and up-and-coming directors. The work of each chosen director will be featured in the film and will bring his or her take to a world now populated with flesh-eating corpses.
Among the shorts to be included in Zombieworld is Peter Horn and Jared Marshall’s “Dark Times,” a blood-splattered scamper through the woods shot entirely in POV, where zombies, aliens and even Santa Claus make an appearance.
Bay area metal band Machine Head have released an official visualizer (not quite a music video but definitely not a lyric video) for their new track “Night Of Long Knives”, which comes from their upcoming album Bloodstone & Diamonds.
The new album is the followup to 2011′s Unto The Locust. You can pre-order Bloodstone & Diamonds right here.
Here’s a belated Halloween Treat that was too good to pass up.
Movieclips’ Dan Perrault imagines what Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn would be like if they starred in scary flicks.
If you think the duo suck at comedy, be grateful they haven’t crossed over to horror movies.
Watch these awesome parodies of films such as Freddy vs Jason, Scream and even Frankenstein.
Carnaby’s AFM slate will bring us a new horror of terror in Stuart Brennan’s zombie horror Plan Z, now in post-production.
Bloody Disgusting has learned that the film stars Stuart Brennan (Risen, The Reverend, Tomorrow), Mark Paul Wake (Masterpiece, The Fairy Flag, Eat. Sleep. Repeat.), Eugene Horan (The Pigman Murders, The Street, Ghostwood), Terry Deary (The Horrible Histories)
In it, “Craig has always thought about what he might do in a zombie apocalypse. When a deadly outbreak of Ebola erupts, his planning becomes more serious. As the virus mutates and makes the dead rise again, he must put his plan to action. Barricading himself in his house his plan quickly unravels and he must adapt and decide on a new and more aggressive course of action. A Plan Z.“
Devilworks has boarded world rights to US horror The Perfect Husband from Italian writer-director Lucas Pavetto.
ScreenDaily shared the first image from Pavetto’s English-language debut, “about a married couple whose weekend away in a remote cabin takes a turn for the worst.”
We also scored the first look at the sales art from the pic that stars Gabriella Wright, Bret Roberts and Carl Wharton.
Pavetto’s feature, which won best newcomer at the FantaFestival in Rome, is an adaptation of his Italian short of the same name.
Taking a page out of Marvel’s Avengers playbook, Universal is taking its rebooted monster franchises and bringing the all-new monster squad together for one Frankenstein-sized movie extravaganza!
Variety is reporting that Universal has dated an untitled monster movie for April 21, 2017. The film is the first to emerge from a planned series produced and overseen by the creative team of Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek) and Chris Morgan (Fast and Furious series).
Universal has already set a June 24, 2016, launch for its reboot of The Mummy with Kurtzman producing along with Sean Daniel and Roberto Orci.
The studio announced plans in July to create a Marvel-like cinematic universe around the studio’s classic monsters the Mummy, Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolf Man, the Invisible Man, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon.
You just can’t keep a good (or evil) ghoul down as Deadline is reporting that Relativity Studios has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Lazarus, a horror film produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions, and set a February 20, 2015, release date for it.
Mark Duplass, Olivia Wilde, Evan Peters, and Donald Glover star in the movie about a group of medical students who discover a way to bring dead patients back to life.
Um… Flatliners anyone?
David Gelb directed the script by Luke Dawson (Shutter) and Jeremy Slater (the new The Fantastic Four). Blum, Cody Zweig, Matt Kaplan, and Jimmy Miller produce and Luke Dawson and Gloria Fan executive produce. Lionsgate is handling international distribution.
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From the producer of The Ring.
Haunting Melissa, which launched last Halloween, was the first of its kind. Being both an app and a feature film, it was the first real interactive movie experience on your phone or tablet.
Just a year later, a teaser trailer has been released for its sequel, Dark Hearts: The Secret of Haunting Melissa! The scope and budget look even bigger this time around so it’ll be awesome to see this premiere on my mobile device.
Visit the official website regularly to stay connected, share fan art and chat with other fans about what’s coming next.
Pick up Haunting Melissa in the app store and catch up on what’s coming next.
Though the title Poker Night doesn’t exactly scream horror movie, we’d be remiss if we didn’t tell you that this tale of a masked maniac is indeed on its way to VOD and iTunes on December 5th via XLrator Media.
Greg Francis writes and directs. Ron Perlman, Giancarlo Esposito, Beau Mirchoff, Titus Welliver, Michael Eklund, Ron Eldard, and Corey Large star.
In this twisted thriller a young detective is caught in a sadistic game of cat-and-mouse when he is kidnapped and tormented by a masked serial killer. In order to survive, the rookie must use the wisdom imparted to him by senior detectives on their regular poker night.
Starring Michael O’Hear, Debbie Rochon, Paul McGinnis, John Renna, Kathy Murphy, Duane Smith, Kim Piazza, Amelie McKendry, Jessica Zwolak, Tammy Reger
Directed by Gregory Lamberson and Michael O’Hear
Distributed by Entertainment One
In the first few moments after you begin Dry Bones, you’ll become instantly aware that you are watching a micro-budget indie horror film. There is no slick filmmaking, no glossy special effects, nothing that screams any kind of budget at all. But the funny thing is, about halfway through Dry Bones I started to realize that it had drawn me in. This little indie turned out to be one charming and entertaining horror movie.
That’s not to say that we have the next coming of Halloween here, but Dry Bones does have charm. Lead actor Michael O’Hear plays down-on-his-luck sad sack Drew. He’s back in his hometown, where terrible things happened to him in his youth, to quickly sell his house and get back to trying to get his life back on track after an unfortunate stay in a nuthouse. Throughout his life he’s been haunted by something under his bed (haven’t we all?), and during the course of the movie we discover just what that something is… and how evil it can be!
Dry Bones features an appearance by one of my personal favorite actresses, Debbie Rochon. Rochon is like cheese; she just makes everything better. And Rochon appears as mysterious love interest Michelle. The appearance of Rochon in Dry Bones brought up an interesting comparison. Not long ago she was in a film entitled Nightmare Box, and it was another indie that, from the get-go, looked like it was going to be swallowed up into no-budget hell. But that movie, for as inexpensively as it was made, had a tremendous story (and finale) to it that really made it great. And Dry Bones is like that. But it’s not the story that does it this time; it’s actually the characters. The acting is, for the most part, pretty stiff, but you do fall in love with O’Hear’s lead character and many of the supporting cast as well.
Amongst those I really enjoyed were Drew’s best buddy, Tom, played by Paul McGinnis, as well as his love interest, Cindy (Jessica Zwolak). Also, the comedy brought to the film by John Renna (who played Officer Carl Denham) and the sultry allure of Amelie McKendry as Rachel cannot be understated. What this cast lacks in experience, they make up for with heart and magnetism.
There is some F/X work in this film that is really just bad (I’ve never rolled up a skeleton like a sleeping bag, but apparently it’s possible). But even as ridiculous as it was, it added to the charm of Dry Bones. Everything is pretty much “off” in this movie, but somehow the whole damn thing kinda works. I can’t explain it except to say it’s a fun movie. And isn’t that the entire point of filmmaking? Whether the budget is $200 or $200 million, the point is for the audience to be entertained. And Dry Bones is nothing if not entertaining.
The special features on the disk follow suit with the film itself. Basically they are some trailers, a commentary by the directors and crew, and a 22-minute behind-the-scenes feature that contains bloopers, outtakes, and a bunch of clips of cats walking into the shot. Yes, everything about this disk is entertaining!
Dry Bones… the acting is weak, the F/X are damn near laughable, and it seemed like most of the cast and crew were on their first project, but somewhere during this movie you’re going to find yourself drawn in. The characters are fun. The story is fun. And Debbie Rochon is fun, fun, fun as usual! Go into the movie with the understanding that it’s a micro-budget project that is doing its best to work around an extremely limited budget and come out with something enjoyable. They did it.
Dry Bones isn’t going to turn the Academy Award Voting Committee on its ear, but horror fans certainly may get a charge out of this one. We can only rate it so high because it does have plenty of warts, but if you can look past its imperfections, Dry Bones will give you something to enjoy.
- Audio commentary with cast and crew
- Behind-the-Scenes featurette
Variety writes that, following through on its plan to reboot its classic monster franchies, Universal has dated an untitled monster movie for April 21, 2017.
The film is the first to emerge from a planned series produced and overseen by the creative team of Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek) and Chris Morgan (Fast and Furious series).
Universal has already set a June 24, 2016, launch for its reboot of The Mummy with Kurtzman producing along with Sean Daniel and Roberto Orci.
The studio announced plans in July to create a Marvel-like cinematic universe around the studio’s classic monsters the Mummy, Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolfman, the Invisible Man and the Creature From the Black Lagoon.
Dracula Untold is allegedly the first in the franchise.
Relativity Studios has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Lazarus and has set a February 20, 2015 release date for it, says Deadline.
Mark Duplass (Creep), Olivia Wilde, Evan Peters and Donald Glover star in the movie, “about a group of medical students who discover a way to bring dead patients back to life.” It sounds like a modern day Flatliners.
David Gelb directed the script by Luke Dawson (Shutter) and Jeremy Slater (the new The Fantastic Four).
We’ve been singing his praises for a couple of years now, and it seems as if the rest of the world is finally catching on. Horror favorite Bill Oberst, Jr., just received one hell of an honor! Read on for the details.
From the Press Release
Actor Bill Oberst, Jr., has received the “Lon Chaney Award for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Horror Films” at the FANtastic Horror Film Festival (FHFF) in San Diego, CA. Ron Chaney, the great-grandson of Lon Chaney and the grandson of Lon Chaney, Jr., was on hand along with Lon Chaney’s great-great-granddaughters Jaclynn and Jennifer to present Oberst with this first-ever award.
Festival organizers kept the award a secret to surprise Oberst, who has often cited Lon Chaney as a major influence and expressed a desire to play the “Man of a Thousand Faces” on stage or screen. The actor was nearly speechless as Ron Chaney called him forward at the FHFF Awards Banquet. “My inner 14-year-old horror kid is in overdrive right now,” he said. “Without the Chaney family there would be no horror genre.”
Ron Chaney, speaking for the family, thanked the FHFF crowd for helping to keep the Chaney cinematic legacy alive. “We are honored to be here tonight to present this first ever Lon Chaney Award in the spirit and in the memory of my grandfather and great-grandfather,” he said. Chaney is President & CEO of Chaney Entertainment, Inc., which manages licensing rights to the two Lons and maintains The Official Chaney Site and store.
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Our good neighbors to the North, the Toronto After Dark Film Festival organizers, have just finished tallying over 4,600 votes and are pleased to announce the winners in all categories. Dead Snow 2 and The Babadook took home top honors.
Dead Snow 2 won the big one, Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film-Gold. It also won Best Makeup, Best Film to Watch With a Crowd, Best Fight, and Best Gore. Where we come from, that is considered a haul!
The Babadook took home plenty of hardware itself, including Best Director (Jennifer Kent), Best Leading Actress (Essie Davis), Best Monster/Creature, Scariest Film, and Best Trailer.
There were plenty of other winners in specialty categories, such as the indie zombie-action favorite Wyrmwood, which took home the fans’ choice for Best Action and Film Most Likely to See a Sequel, and Predestination, which won Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film-Silver, Best Sci-Fi Film, and Best Screenplay.
To see a full list of all the winners from this year’s event, visit the official Toronto After Dark Film Festival website.
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