Here’s a bloody lovely new one-shet for Sony Screen Gems’ undead actioneer, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (trailer), set for release February 5th, 2016.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies focuses on the Bennett sisters – Elizabeth (Lily James), Lydia (Ellie Bamber), Mary (Millie Brady), Jane (Bella Heathcote), and Kitty (Suki Waterhouse) – several badass women who have been trained to brutally slay the undead.
The events begins with the tangled relationship between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England, and is complicated by a full on outbreak of zombies.
Its been rated PG-13 for “zombie violence and action, and brief suggestive material.”
In rising filmmaker Onur Tukel’s latest provocative comedy-drama Applesauce (read our review), a married man is severely tested after a string of twisted, mysterious and frightening events.
Following a world premiere at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, the enthusiastically reviewed film comes to digital EST and VOD from Dark Sky Films on November 24, 2015.
Bloody Disgusting has an exclusive clip from the genre comedy that finds a severed foot in a laundromat.
“Every Tuesday night, radio talk show host Stevie Bricks invites his listeners to call in and share “the worst thing they’ve ever done.” Tonight, Ron Welz (writer/director Onur Tukel) is ready to share his story. But soon after he confesses on the air, someone starts sending him severed body parts. Ron becomes paranoid, terrified. His life begins to unravel. His marriage begins to fall apart. He has no idea who’s tormenting him. Is it his insolent high school student? Is it his best friend? His own wife? In a city like New York, there are eight million suspects and each one could have a bone to pick with someone like Ron.”
Take dark comedy, mix it with noir, add a original and unusual movies of the year.
Applesauce, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, co-stars Max Casella (Doogie Howser M.D., Inside Llewyn Davis, Blue Jasmine), Trieste Kelly Dunn (Banshee, United 93), Dylan Baker (Spider-Man 2 and 3, Secretariat, Happiness), Jennifer Prediger (Apartment Troubles, A Teacher) and Karl Jacob (Pollywogs, The Dictator).
The other week, I asked all of you what your worst fears were, while highlighting a few of my own. One of my biggest fears is cleithrophobia, which is the fear of being trapped or locked in an enclosed space, thereby causing restricted movement. I always thought I was claustrophobic, but this is a much more distinct fear. I can handle small spaces like elevators and small rooms, but when the space is so small that I am unable to move my arms freely, I have a panic attack. Sometimes, even watching someone trapped in an enclosed space causes my heart to race and my head to spin. The films on the following list are scenes that have actually caused me to turn away from the screen.The Descent – Stuck Between a Rock and….Another Rock
The scene where Sarah gets stuck in the extremely narrow tunnel before the cave-in is one of the most traumatizing scenes for anyone who doesn’t like small spaces. Her arms are unable to move and she begins to panic, which is exactly what I would do in this situation.Thir13en Ghosts/Saw V – Wall Splat
These two take the same spot on this list because they’re basically the same scene, though Saw V took it to a much gorier route when Luke from Gilmore Girls Scott Patterson get’s crushed between two glass walls. The idea of walls closing in on you, knowing there is nothing you can do to prevent your imminent death, is absolutely terrifying.Buried – The Whole Damn Thing
If you have cleithrophobia, don’t watch Buried. The whole movie takes place inside a coffin. To make matters worse, there is a scene where a snake gets in there with him, so if you happened to catch Buried in theaters and have cleithrophobia and ophidiophobia, you probably didn’t have the best experience.Aliens – Bishop In the Tunnel
This scene isn’t particularly memorable, but there’s something about the way Cameron frames the shot of Bishop crawling through the piping conduit (for hundreds of meters)
Do any of you also suffer from cleithrophobia? What are some movie scenes that had you sweating bullets? Let me know in the comments below or shoot me a Tweet!
XLrator Media was released Flutter on VOD on November 17th.
“John (Joe Anderson, The Grey) is an out-of-control gambler who will do anything for money. When a mysterious new bookie starts to offer him more unusual, twisted “special” bets with bigger payoffs and greater risks, John’s life spirals into a dangerous world of deceit and dare, with the stakes higher than he can ever imagine.”
Giles Borg directs the thriller starring Joe Anderson, Anna Anissimova, Luke Evans, and even Billy Zane.
Here’s the trailer, stills and art.
Shocking confessions are made as the Red Devil is finally unmasked and the killer revealed in the all-new “Dorkus/The Final Girl(s),” special two-hour season finale of “Scream Queens” airing Tuesday, Dec. 8 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Read a variety of reviews by clicking here to see what you’re missing.
“Wallace University is rocked by a string of murders. Kappa House, the most sought-after sorority for pledges, is ruled with an iron fist (in a pink glove) by its Queen Bitch, Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts). But when anti-Kappa Dean Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis) decrees that sorority pledging must be open to all students, and not just the school’s silver-spooned elite, all hell is about to break loose, as a devil-clad killer begins wreaking havoc, claiming one victim, one episode at a time. Part black comedy, part slasher flick, ‘Scream Queens’ is a modern take on the classic whodunit, in which every character has a motive for murder…or could easily be the next blood-soaked casualty.”
The series stars Emma Roberts as Chanel Oberlin, Jamie Lee Curtis as Dean Munsch, Lea Michele as Hester, Abigail Breslin as Chanel #5, Nasim Pedrad as Gigi, Oliver Hudson as Wes, Skyler Samuels as Grace, Keke Palmer as Zayday, Billie Lourd as Chanel #3, Diego Boneta as Pete, Glen Powell as Chad, Lucien Laviscount as Earl, Niecy Nash as Denise, Nick Jonas as Boone, Ariana Grande as Chanel #2.
Sinister 2 (review), the sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit horror movie, will be arriving on Blu-ray and DVD January 12, 2016.
“In the aftermath of the shocking events in Sinister, a protective mother (Shannyn Sossamon of “Wayward Pines”) and her nine-year-old twin sons (real-life brothers Robert and Dartanian Sloan) find themselves marked for death in a rural house as the evil spirit of Bughuul continues to spread with frightening intensity.”
Blu-ray extras include: Digital Copy of Sinister 2, UltraViolet, Extended Kill Films, Time to Watch Another: The Making of Sinister 2 and a Feature Commentary with Director Ciaran Foy. The DVD comes with the latter two extras.
Next to Poltergeist, Ethan Wiley’s 1987 House II: The Second Story (such an awesome title) scared me to death.
I know that’s pretty embarrassing, but we’re family here at Bloody Disgusting, and I think we can all enjoy a good laugh at my expense.
I was 7 years old and went with some family friends to see it at the theater. When the rotting gunslinger comes rising out of the food trey (see below), it freaked me out so hard that I left the theater and waited in the lobby until it was over. Now, my face turns completely red any time I revisit House II.
Anyways, I have a personally connection to the franchise, and love the first two House films, especially Steve Miner’s 1986 classic in which a troubled writer moves into a haunted house after inheriting it from his aunt.
Friday the 13th‘s Sean S. Cunningham produced the film, and is now planning a remake.
“I’m doing [a remake] right now, Cunningham told Fangoria after accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award at the New York City Horror Film Festival. “We are deeply in development. We worked on [a new] House about four or five years ago and determined that the structure of [the original] is extremely strong, and that just remaking it in modern times wasn’t going to improve it, and wasn’t going to change it. It would have to be rethought, and there had to be a really good reason to do it.
“Recently, we came up with—and it sounds so obvious—what if we made a gender switch, so that it’s not a man in the house?” Cunningham continued. “Although they’re not involved, imagine House starring Kristen Wiig or Melissa McCarthy. It wouldn’t be either one of them…well, it could; I mean, that’s a dream. But suddenly we realized, oh wait, then everything would have to adjust. And also, if we did it that way, it would bring back the fun that House had. So that’s the direction I’m committed to going in. I would love to make that movie, and I hope to be able to keep all the elements of the personal story from the Bill Katt version and still have it be fun.”
Can you imagine a female-centric take on this classic horror story? Personally, I love the idea, and am far from anti-remake. To this writer, a good movie is a good movie, and a bad one is, well, you get.
If you’ve ever seen an Ulli Lommel film you know that there is a certain subject matter that he loves to tackle. That subject, in case you were wondering, is real life serial killers. Per IMDB, Lommel has 60 titles under his belt as director. Of those 60 titles you’ll find the likes of D.C. Sniper, Manson Family Cult, Baseline Killer, Son of Sam, Curse of the Zodiac, Black Dahlia, Green River Killer, B.T.K. Killer and Zodiac Killer. All of these movies are somewhat based on either a real life serial killer or a real life crime. Are these films all accurate to the true crimes that inspired them? I’m guessing not, but I haven’t seen many of them so I can’t really be the judge of that. I do find it incredibly interesting however, that Lommel keeps drinking from the same well. Now all the films I listed are pretty recent, haven been released from 2005 onward, but if we jump all the way back to 1973 we learn that this isn’t a new fascination of Lommel’s.
In 1973 Lommel directed his third and arguably best film, Tenderness of the Wolves. Much like his recent work, this effort was based on a real life serial killer named Fritz Haarmann who terrorized Germany for a 6 year period in the early 1900’s. In the film world Haarmann is likely more known for being one of the 3 German serial killers that served as inspiration for Fritz Lang’s masterpiece M, but here Lommel does a better job actually focusing on the heinous crimes committed by the man known as The Butcher of Hanover. And I assure you, they were quite heinous.
Tenderness of the Wolves is one of those movies that isn’t overly graphic but it kind of feels filthy. It just has a nasty darkness to it and why wouldn’t it? Fritz (Kurt Raab) is one of the most sadistic individuals to ever live and have his story adapted to film. In Lommel’s take on the story, written by the film’s star Raab, Fritz has a special relationship with the police. Basically he watches over the train station and chases off anyone who loiters there. First he just makes them leave but if they keep coming back he eventually arrests them. At least that’s what the police think.
In reality most of those hanging out at the train station are young boys who are running away from home. Fritz takes them back to his place by seducing them and then kills them. He drinks their blood and chops them up. Some of the body parts go into a nearby river and the rest are sold to local restaurants. See Fritz doesn’t only work with the police but he also works in the black market selling meat. Oh and he also runs a variety of scams with his partner Hans (Jeff Roden). Fritz most certainly lives an interesting life.
Fritz is a scary individual in large part due to the fact that he doesn’t seem like a scary individual. At first glance he may seem a little odd, but for the most part harmless. Most of his neighbors know him as someone with a good heart. He works with the police, goes out of his way to assist troubled youth and gives the local restaurants good deals on meat. On the surface he’s the type of guy you want in your community. Not everyone thinks so fondly of him, however. Some neighbors have their concerns.
Fritz isn’t living one secret life but rather multiple secret lives. Not only does he have this violent murderous side, but he’s also a gay man. This is a gay man in the early 1900’s. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that couldn’t have been easy. I wouldn’t say Fritz is completely open about his sexuality, but he doesn’t really keep it a secret either. He’s sort of in this weird in between stage. My guess is he wants to be more open but society doesn’t allow it. Fritz and Hans have a relationship that is sexual, but Hans also hooks up with various girls and makes fun of Fritz in public for liking boys.
The connection Fritz and Hans share is one of the most fascinating aspects of the film. Fritz is able to manipulate his victims and yet throughout it all Hans seems to do the same to him. Hans comes off as a straight man willing to sleep with Fritz in exchange for money and a place to stay. Fritz clearly sees it as something more serious. He loves Hans.
Tenderness of the Wolves isn’t your typical narrative. You don’t get any backstory that goes into detail about what caused Fritz to kill. The film is more like a snap shot in the life of a serial killer, a look at the last stretch of killing before Fritz is finally caught and arrested. Like most films based on true stories I expected this to be a pretty big exaggeration of the truth, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Raab seemed to do his research when writing the script. After watching the film I did some reading up on the real life Fritz Haarmann and I think Tenderness of the Wolves is a pretty accurate telling of what happened. And that’s the truly scary part.
Tenderness of the Wolves is out now on Blu-ray from Arrow Films.
We have a new clip from Twentieth Century Fox’s own version of Frankenstein, based on the 1818 Marry Shelley novel, which is being resurrected this Thanksgiving (November 25th, 2015).
In this footage from Victor Frankenstein, James McAvoy has a candid chat with a religious figure who appears fearful that Victor’s experiments could have an adverse effect on his beliefs.
Harry Potter, Horns and The Woman In Black‘s Daniel Radcliffe stars as the newest Igor, the hunchback assistant to Dr. Frankenstein.
“Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protégé Igor Strausman (Daniel Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor’s experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation. ”
Victor Frankenstein, directed by Paul McGuigan, also stars Mark Gatiss, Jessica Brown Findlay and Andrew Scott.
After summoning a demon from the Necronomicon (who looks incredibly cool in action), Ash and team follow a clue from the demon Eligos, but Kelly pays a price. Also in next week’s “Ash vs Evil Dead”, episode 104, ‘Brujo,’ Ruby helps Fisher and reveals her family’s connection to the Evil Dead.
Check out this new clip from this Saturday’s “Ash vs Evil Dead” in which Ash, Pablo, and Kelly are pursued by Evil in the Delta.
Now that we’re nearly a third of the way through the inaugural season, I think it’s safe to say “Ash vs Evil Dead” has exceeded expectations. The 30-minute episodes provide perfect pacing and allow for non-stop action. And the violence? Holy shit. I still can’t believe some of the stuff they’ve shown on television. The main thing I keep thinking to myself is, “I can’t wait to binge the first nine episodes leading up to the finale.”
Legend tells of an indie developer who, after realizing it’d be a super cool idea if someone made a video game inspired by the slasher film genre, set out to do just that. That developer was Elastic Games, and come December, it will have been a full year since they raised about $86k to fund a horror fan’s dream project called Last Year.
Last Year is an asymmetrical multiplayer horror game that’s headed to PC next fall. In it, a team of five teen archetypes must work together to survive an entire night with a masked murderer who’s exclusively interested in poking people with sharp objects.
As if $86k in public support wasn’t enough to show how badly the world needs a game like Last Year, the two big donations they’ve received in the last 5-6 months ought to do the trick. Elastic might’ve had to invest in some elastic pockets to make room for the gargantuan $260k investment they secured from the Canada Media Fund this summer, as well as the $17k they received this week from Epic Games.
Epic is the creator of Gears of War, a franchise that doubled as an incredibly effective commercial for the Unreal Engine. In an effort to get more developers to use their engine, Epic launched a program to that rewards the most promising Unreal-powered projects with money that I like to think gets crammed into a briefcase that’s been handcuffed to an Epic intern so it can be hand-delivered to a sleep-deprived developer. Or something like that.
“I’m extremely proud to share that Epic Games, creator of the Unreal Engine, has contributed $17,000 USD towards the development of Last Year,” reads a celebratory post on the Last Year Kickstarter page.
“The team at Epic has been keeping an eye on Last Year and it’s incredible to have such a powerhouse developer backing us with their support. We’ve been fairly quiet about our tech and engine plans till now but I’m happy to say with Last Year you’ll be seeing Unreal 4 pushed to the fullest extent. I want to express a huge thank you to the team at Epic for their continued support and believing in us.”
I really haven’t given enough attention to Gray Dawn, even though I was made aware of it two months ago by a friend who referred to it as “a horror game about a priest and his altar boy.” That unnecessarily brief synopsis set me up for an entirely different game. Alas, there’s no scathing cultural commentary to be had here.
Set in 1910 Sweden, Gray Dawn follows a priest who’s been accused of murdering an altar boy he had tried, and failed, to perform an exorcism on. The demon did it, obvs. I suspect it was either Belial or Angry Freddy Krueger, but I’ll need to dust off my copy of Diablo III — for research — before I can be sure of who, or what, is behind this.
To learn more about this promising new indie horror game, check it out on Facebook.
Daniel Kaluuya (Sicario), pictured above, has been locked down as the lead male in Jordan Peele’s upcoming horror film Get Out, according to Deadline. Kaluuya will star opposite Allison Williams.
While plot details are being kept under wraps, the site provides a brief synopsis, saying the movie is about, “…a young African-American man who visits his white girlfriend’s family estate.”
Peele says that a film like this hasn’t been done in nearly five decades, claiming that the film, “…takes on the task of exploring race in America — something that hasn’t really been done within the genre since Night Of The Living Dead 47 years ago.”
Honestly, I’m very interested to see how this plays out. What made the racial dynamics in Night of the Living Dead so fascinating was how little attention was paid to it by the actual characters of the film itself. The issue of race never was an actual issue, even with all the heated arguments and horrific violence that was going on. Ben being black was never brought up and he wasn’t treated any differently because of the color of his skin. That being said, it’s impossible to deny that there is a commentary, whether intended or not, in the film that is still incredibly relevant to this day.
Milla Jovovich has been having a lot of fun posting behind-the-set pictures from Cape Town where they’re filming Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, the sixth and seemingly final film in this franchise, via her Instagram. Now she’s posted another one that’s quite interesting, one where she’s been aged dramatically using makeup and prosthetics.
Jovovich makes sure to note that this is not a spoiler, explaining, “…for all those who think this look is for the end of the movie, it’s not!” You can see the photo below.
So, knowing that there is going to be an aged Alice in the film, what thoughts are running through your head?
Ali Larter returns as Claire Redfield, while Milla Jovovich has always been attached as Alice. Iain Glen will return as Dr. Isaacs, with Shawn Roberts playing Albert Wesker once again. New additions also include Ruby Rose as Abigail, Eoin Macken (The Night Shift) as Doc, Cuban American actor William Levy as Christian, Fraser James (“Law & Order: UK”) as Michael, and Japanese model and TV personality, Rola, as Cobalt.
Picking up immediately after the events in ‘Resident Evil: Retribution’, humanity is on its last legs after Alice is betrayed by Wesker in Washington D.C. As the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead hordes, Alice must return to where the nightmare began – Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.
In a race against time Alice will join forces with old friends, and an unlikely ally, in an action packed battle with undead hordes and new mutant monsters. Between losing her superhuman abilities and Umbrella’s impending attack, this will be Alice’s most difficult adventure as she fights to save humanity, which is on the brink of oblivion.
Sony Screen Gems has Resident Evil: The Final Chapter slated for release on January 27, 2017.
#nomakeup JK! thank you to @christinaslashes, @andredinoboy, #federicacastelli and @kerry_skelton_ who worked for over 4 hours at 5 am this morning to create "Old Alice" for our scenes today! I will post more pics of the process later! Plus a sexy selfie(not for the weak of heart!) btw, for all those who think this look is for the end of the movie, it's not! #residentevilthefinalchapter #capetowndiary
A photo posted by Milla Jovovich (@millajovovich) on Nov 18, 2015 at 8:19am PST
It’s hard to believe how quickly time flies, especially as one grows older. As children, summer vacation felt like a lifetime while the school year leading up to it felt like an eternity. I remember lazy summer days where I would run in the backyard and climb my treehouse for hours at a time. I remember riding my bike to the park and hanging out with my friends. But you know who never got to really experience anything like that? Georgie Denbrough. He’s too busy doing some “floating”.
That’s right, folks! Today marks the 25th anniversary of the premiere of the TV adaptation of Stephen King’s “It“, the film that instilled a terror of clowns into an entire generation.
Directed by Tommy Lee Wallace (Halloween III: Season of the Witch) the two-part film event premiered November 18th, 1990 on ABC and was based off of Stephen King’s 1986 novel of the same name. The film followed the “Loser’s Club”, a group of seven kids who were essentially the school outcasts as they dealt with the tragedy of losing one of their own. But the tragedy wasn’t some act of nature. Rather, it was the work of Pennywise the Dancing Clown, who was played by veteran actor Tim Curry (Rock Horror Picture Show, Legend).
The first part of the two-part television event focused on the Loser’s Club as children, seeing their formative years shaken and rattled by the eponymous monster that haunted them at nearly every turn. They decide to strike back to ensure no more loss of life occurs, all while having to deal with the school bullies that seemingly won’t leave them alone. After they manage to strongly wound Pennywise, they make a pact that they will return to their hometown of Derry should the evil ever arise again, fighting to save the souls of the children there.
Part two takes place almost 30 years later, when a vicious murder causes Mike, the only member of the Loser’s Club to stay in Derry, to call the rest of the crew up to return and finish what they started. It’s then that things really start to spin out of control as they are all forced to face their greatest childhood fear.
While King’s novel didn’t get the full treatment that it probably warranted, it’s understandable why so much had to be excised. “It” runs over 1,100 pages, which meant that a faithful adaptation would’ve only worked as a two to three season TV series, at the very least. Even then, a bunch of liberties would’ve had to have been taken because King’s writing is oftentimes very adult in nature and that wouldn’t have flown on TV.
Still, even with all the edits and creative liberties taken, the film was generally well received, although critics and much of the cast and crew felt that the second part wasn’t as strong as the first half. The two-part event was also incredibly well received by viewers, the first part being the fifth-highest rated program upon airing and the second part being the second-highest rated program, each being viewed by nearly 20 million households.
Even with only one movie appearance Pennywise has become a horror icon. Much of that can be attributed to the outstanding performance of Tim Curry, who rumor has it used his real hair for the performance, simply dying it red and going through makeup and hair styling each day. His mixture of pleasant charm with gleeful terror has cemented the character in our minds, filling our slumbers with nightmares.
“It” is in the process of being remade and we’ve been bringing you tons of coverage on what’s been going on there. Admittedly, it hasn’t been pretty and the process has gone through a great deal of turmoil, although now it’s apparently set to begin filming in Summer of 2016. And while we hope that the remake gives something fresh and interesting with more of the terror from the novel, we can always rest comfortably knowing that we have the original.
Funko has a Pop! Vinyl figure for just about every cool movie character you can think of. Freddy? Check. Beetlejuice? Check. Sam from Trick ‘r Treat? Check. The selection is enough to drive anyone insane, especially if you’re trying to build a collection. We’re here to offer a little help by giving away a figure to five lucky winners, and you get to pick which one you get!
We’re giving away 5 Pop! figures from fun.com and you get to pick your character! To enter 1. Follow @bdisgusting 2. Repost this image 3. Tag your post with #bdpopgiveaway Check the link in our bio to browse the selection, good luck! Winners will be picked at random on 11/26, US only.
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Syfy has given a greenlight to “Channel Zero,” the limited anthology series from “Hannibal’s” Nick Antosca and Chronicle and Victor Frankenstein writer Max Landis.
The network put on fast track development back in June for its latest order from sibling Universal Cable Productions, adds Deadline, who reports that the network has ordered 12 episodes, which will air in two self-contained, six-episode seasons in fall 2016 and fall 2017 and be the centerpiece of the channel’s annual 31 Days of Halloween programming event.
“The first six-episode installment, ‘Candle Cove’ is based on the tale written by Kris Straub that gained notoriety online as a popular “creepypasta” (user-generated horror stories that are published and passed around the Internet). It centers on one man’s obsessive recollections of a mysterious children’s television program from the 1980s, and his ever-growing suspicions about the role it might have played in a series of nightmarish and deadly events from his childhood.”
Antosca wrote the pilot and is serving as executive producer alongside Landis.
Steven C. Miller’s (Under The Bed, Aggression Scale) new thriller Submerged opens in LA and NYC on November 27th.
EW landed the first clip that shows two armed men shooting out a tire of a limo, sending the car and its passengers over a cliff and into the water.
“A limousine joyride goes berserk in this breathless, pulse-pounding thriller. Jonathan Bennett (Mean Girls) stars as an ex-soldier turned bodyguard hired to protect a young woman. But while cruising with a group of friends one night, their stretch limo is run off the road and underwater by a gang of ruthless kidnappers—who then dive in to finish the job. Suddenly it’s sink or swim, as the bodyguard must fight to keep the vehicle from becoming a watery grave.”
Starring Tim Daly, Jonathan Bennet, and Rosa Salazar, Submerged was written by Scott Milam (Mother’s Day).
Shut In, the latest horror thriller from team that brought you Delivery: The Beast Within, has been retitled to Intruders and will open in limited theaters and on VOD platforms January 15, 2016 through Momentum Pictures.
In Shut In, “Beth Riesgraf stars as Anna, a woman who suffers from agoraphobia so crippling that when a trio of criminals breaks into her house, she cannot bring herself to flee. But what the intruders don’t realize is that agoraphobia is not her only psychosis.“
The film also stars Rory Culkin (Scream 4), Martin Starr (Dead Snow 2, HBO’s “Silicon Valley”) and Jack Kesy (FX’s “The Strain”).
Shut In is the debut feature from Adam Schindler, one half of LA based film collective Type AB, which was behind last year’s festival favorite Delivery: The Beast Within. That film also World Premiered at the LA Film Festival back in 2013, where it secured US distribution through Salient Media/Tribeca. TJ Cimfel and David White penned the screenplay.
Steven Schneider (WER, Insidious, Paranormal Activity) is producing with Jeff Rice (Lone Survivor), Lati Grobman (The Iceman) and Erik Olsen (The Book of Eli, Orphan). Executive producers are Christa Campbell (Texas Chainsaw 3D, Leatherface), Matthew Lamothe, Tommy Vlahopoulos, Brian Netto and Rob Van Norden.
The minds behind ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” will soon be bunking with ABC Family.
The network on Wednesday announced a straight-to-series order for “Dead of Summer,” a summer camp-set horror story written and executive-produced by “Once” creators Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis, along with “Once” writer Ian Goldberg, says TVLine.
“Set in the late 1980s, school is out for the summer, and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Clearwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses – and first kills. Clearwater’s dark, ancient mythology awakens, and what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn.”
“Dead of Summer” is part coming-of-age story, part supernatural horror story,and said to be a bold, new series that mixes genres as it examines the light and dark of a summer like no other.