I Am Legend‘s Will Smith is attached to star in the supernatural thriller Selling Time for 20th Century Fox, TheWrap reports.
“The story follows a man who is given a chance to relive the worst day of his life in exchange for seven years off his life expectancy.”
They explain that Smith does not have an official deal in place but he is in the process of coming aboard. Coincidentally, he was attached to star in Selling Time several years ago before scheduling conflicts got in the way.
Several A-list filmmakers are now circling the movie, though no decision has been made yet.
The script was initially written by former DreamWorks Television president Dan McDermott, who will rewrite the script as part of his original deal. Several other writers have taken a crack at the project including Spike Lee and brothers Steven and Derick Martini.
Columbia Pictures and MGM’s new RoboCop is now opening February 12, 2014, a few days later than originally planned. Apparently, it’s the perfect Valentine’s Day movie?
“In RoboCop, the year is 2029 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the centre of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilises their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.“
Director Jose Padilha (Elite Squad) reimagines the tale of part man, part machine, all cop starring Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) as the title character, Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises) as the scientist who creates RoboCop, and Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers) as media mogul Pat Novak. Peter Weller played the character in the original and the 1990 sequel.
Mark Hadley’s indie hit, Slender: The Eight Pages, essentially created its own subgenre of horror. After playthroughs and reaction videos claimed the Internet, and specifically YouTube, for a couple months last summer, Slender Man became the go-to mythos in which a bevy of indie developers set their games.
I’ve played a few of them on our YouTube channel, including Haunted Memories, SlenderSpace and The Eight Pages’ “reimagining”, Slender: The Arrival, which will be coming to Steam later this month. Many are obvious copies that don’t add much to Hadley’s formula, but there have also been a few worthy additions to this new subgenre.
Slender: The Nine Pages is more of the former, as you wander about a labyrinthine series of hallways in search of pages — nine this time, in case you didn’t already pick that up — that have been scattered about the environment. Slender Man is behind you, always, biding his time and waiting for you to turn around so he can do what he does best.
You can watch me play The Nine Pages in the video below, but beware, watching it may cause you to lose whatever respect you might have for me. I might get caught by Slendy before my second page — not my proudest moment.
If you’d rather play the game yourself, you can get it here.
Previously on The 13 Days of Horror…
Day 1: John Carpenter Would Approve Of This Free Halloween Game
Day 2: A Horror Game Where You’re Hunted By Robot Velociraptors
Day 3: A Pizza Delivery Gone Horribly Wrong
Day 4: Bunny Man Is Sexy Paranormal Activity
Day 5: Maere Is True Psychological Horror
A new poster for Eric England's Contracted has hit the interwebs, and it's absolutely NASTY! Look for the film in limited theaters and VOD outlets (including iTunes, Xbox, PlayStation, Amazon Instant Video, GooglePlay, SundanceNow, and more) on November 22 via IFC Midnight.
Contracted tells the terrifying tale of a young girl who has a one-night stand with a stranger, contracting what she thinks is a sexually transmitted disease, but it is actually something far worse. As things begin to crumble around her, she's sent on a disturbing and bloodcurdling journey, sure to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.
The film is directed by Eric England (MADISON COUNTY) and features a who's who of horror film and television thesps including Najarra Townsend (2005's hit indie ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW, "90210"), Caroline Williams (TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2, HATCHET III, NIP/TUCK), celebrated horror force Simon Barrett (V/H/S, ABC'S OF DEATH, YOU'RE NEXT), Charley Koontz ("COMMUNITY," RUBBER), Dave Holmes ("RENO: 911"), and Ruben Pla (INSIDIOUS), amongst others.
Ultra-Rare Producer's Cut of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers Screens on 35mm This Saturday at the New Bev
In the Los Angeles area and looking to celebrate the fast approaching Halloween holiday? The New Bev has your weekend plans! Screening for the first time since 1995, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers is ready to bestow the mark of Thorn upon us all!
Crank up Brother Cane and buy a ticket!
Screening Saturday, October 26, at 12 midnight as part of Brian Collins' Horror Movie A Day Series and New Beverly Midnights, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers heads back to the big screen for one night only. This means you get to enjoy the last film in the franchise to actually feel like a Halloween movie (as well as the last film to bother with established lore and continuity), with a great Alan Howarth score, some terrific atmosphere and, of course, a storyline that doesn't exactly add up. But the early presence of Paul Stephen Rudd balances all of that out!
Oh yeah, and this happens to be the ultra-rare, convention bootleg staple version of Halloween 6 known as the Producer's Cut. This is the version that screened for test audiences before Dimension realized they didn't like the more overtly supernatural elements of it and ordered reshoots.
The New Beverly Cinema is located at 7165 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. Tickets are only $8 and can be purchased here. The doors open at 11:59 PM, and the event will feature a Q&A with screenwriter Dan Farrands beforehand. As this movie had a fascinating production history (and turbulent shoot), you should hear some excellent stories.
- artwork courtesy of Jacopo Tenani
Both Microsoft and Sony have confirmed their next-gen consoles will support 8-player party chat. The Xbox One’s chat system will be powered by Skype, which Microsoft claims will substantially improve the sound quality and reliability — two improvements the Xbox 360 could benefit from — though it’s a little surprising they aren’t increasing that number over what the Xbox 360 already provides. With games like Battlefield 4, which have multiplayer modes that support dozens of people, I suspect some players wouldn’t mind 10+ player party chat.
As for the PlayStation 4, the eight-player support is something the PS3 does not provide, so it’s a definite improvement. On top of that new feature, Sony has already confirmed that players using a PS4 will be able to chat with Vita users.
A new red band trailer has arrived for the upcoming found footage flick Skinwalker Ranch, and it looks pretty damned intense. Check it out, and look for more on this one soon!
Deep Studios will release Skinwalker Ranch on October 30th in theaters and VOD in more than 20 markets across the country, including Los Angeles, Phoenix, Miami, Dallas, and Houston, with a DVD to follow.
Devin McGinn stars in the film and makes his directorial debut. He also produced alongside Murphy Michaels and executive producer and Deep Studios founder Ken Bretschneider. The film was written by Adam Ohler and co-stars Jon Gries, Kyle Davis, Erin Cahill, Matthew Rocheleau, and Steve Berg.
In 2010 “Skinwalker Ranch” gained media attention after experiencing a wide range of unexplained phenomena. Reports ranged from UFO sightings to livestock mutilation, but maybe most notable was the disappearance of ranch owner Hoyt Miller’s eight-year-old son, Cody, on November 11, 2010. Close to a year later, Modern Defense Enterprises (MDE) has sent a team of experts to document and investigates the mysterious occurrences, which only escalate upon their arrival. The incidents become more violent, causing tensions to rise as the team must decide how far they will go to unlock the mysteries of “Skinwalker Ranch.” The group debates whether the answers are worth risking their lives for, or if they should just call off the investigation and leave the ranch – that is, if leaving is actually an option…
For those of you unfamiliar with how the Skinwalker Ranch became so infamous...
Claims about the ranch first appeared in the Salt Lake City, Utah, Deseret News and later in the alternative weekly Las Vegas Mercury as a series of articles by journalist George Knapp. Knapp and co-author Colm Kelleher subsequently authored a book in which they describe the ranch being acquired by the National Institute for Discovery Science (NIDSci) to study anecdotal sightings of UFOs, Bigfoot-like creatures, crop circles, glowing orbs, and poltergeist activity reported by its former owners.
The ranch, located in west Uintah County bordering the Ute Indian Reservation, was popularly dubbed the "UFO ranch" due to its ostensible 50-year history of odd events said to have taken place there. According to Kelleher and Knapp, they saw or investigated evidence of close to 100 incidents that include vanishing and mutilated cattle, sightings of unidentified flying objects or orbs, large animals with piercing yellow eyes that they say were not injured when struck by bullets, and invisible objects emitting destructive magnetic fields. Among those involved were retired Army Colonel John B. Alexander, who characterized the NIDSci effort as an attempt to get hard data using a "standard scientific approach". However, the investigators admitted to "difficulty obtaining evidence consistent with scientific publication." Cattle mutilations have been part of the folklore of the surrounding area for decades, but NIDSci founder Robert Bigelow's purchase of the ranch and investigation funding were reportedly the result of his being convinced by stories of mutilations that included tales of strange lights and unusual impressions made in grass and soil told by the family of former ranch owner Terry Sherman.
Garth Ennis and Steve Dillion’s controversial epic continues with a hard look at Cassidy. As Jesse’s right hand man on the search for God, Cassidy has often caused more trouble than he’s prevented. “Preacher: Dixie Fried” starts when the vampire suggests the motely crew head to New Orleans to enlist the help of a voodoo priest. This volume gives insight into Cassidy’s past. Ennis makes it clear that our secondary hero is nothing but trouble as the seeds of treachery are sown within the opening pages.
The narrative of “Preacher” is winding and unpredictable. Throughout all of this forward momentum Cassidy’s efforts have pushed to undo most progress. Jesse is blind to it because he sees a comrade in the vampire. One who will be with him to the end, but we know Cassidy is not quite the friend he makes himself out to be. Cassidy is in love with Tulip.
Naturally Tulip tells Cassidy to get fucked and continue on with his day. Ennis does a remarkable job of selling Cassidy’s desperation. He’s a lonely being who misunderstands his connections with others. In the end he’ll always be alone, and his connections quickly become nothing more than fleeting memories of friends long since dead.
Ennis makes sure to shows us what happens when these friends haven’t passed away. These people are jaded, betrayed, and bitter. Cassidy approaches them, as friends, but each of them detest him for reasons unknown to Jesse and Tulip, although Tulip has formed her assumptions.
“Dixie Fried” ensures that our heroes won’t be happy for long. This is Cassidy’s shining hour. When he’s put under the limelight he’s ugly, broken, and not quite the earnest man he’d like you to believe he is. Ennis’ storytelling is fantastic. He shows Cassidy’s eagerness, but in the end Jesse is no further along in his quest for God than when he first started. Cassidy’s broken relationships push them into a conflict that Jesse has no stake in.
Arseface finally makes contact with Jesse and his revenge is handled with beautiful simplicity. He’s always come across as a flatter character within the world of “Preacher” but his final beats here are true to the character. A fitting end to an odd ass faced man.
A band of wannabe vampires calling themselves “Les Enfants de Sang” are hot for Cassidy. Dillion portrays them as hapless losers who are anything but terrifying. When they take Tulip hostage, Dillion ensures that she has her moment to shine. He shows her kicking ass in a fantastic scene that shows she is absolutely fine on her own. The beautiful blonde is better with a gun than most. The art makes her sexy, powerful, and irresistible.
In the climax of the trade Dillion owns everything. A voodoo ritual enraptures Jesse, which is visually beautiful and utterly useless. Meanwhile these vampire losers attack the group, Cassidy loses his head, beautifully demonstrated by Dillion’s love for gore. While a particular panel with two lovers sharing a sword had me in a state of pure ecstasy.
The volume concludes with a one shot focusing on Cassidy’s past. “Blood and Whiskey” shows us how Cassidy betrayed all of his “friends” from the past story arc. He is a truly selfish being, one who misunderstands his relationships with others, and one who is desperately alone. It would be beautiful if it weren’t so damn sad. Ennis ensures that Cassidy’s treachery is inevitable. He clearly shows the reader that Cassidy will undo Jesse, almost by no fault of his own, its within his character to sever relationships.
The beautiful thing is with any recollection you can see that Cassidy has already undone much of Jesse’s efforts thus far in the series. This storyline may feel like a side road to the ultimate adventure, but it is so important in further solidifying character motivations.
The road ahead is sure to be bathed in blood, sacrilege, and treachery. We’re now onto the back end of Preacher’s run. Stick around as we barrel towards the conclusion of one of the best comic book series of all time.
BOOM! Studios celebrates Halloween with a nice treat from Clive Barker and the gang, “Hellraiser 2013 Annual”. The over-sized issue will continue to build on the “Hellraiser” mythology by featuring the three characters who have carried the mantle of Pinhead: Elliott Spencer, Kirsty Cotton, and Harry D’Amour.
“Hellraiser 2013 Annual” will arrive in stores on October 30th.
We're getting pretty close to that time when all the horror websites start listing off their favorite flicks of the year, and we can be pretty sure that You're Next (review) will be popping up on a whole lot of those lists - even if it technically first saw release way back in 2011.
Three years later, it finally comes home next year. Read on for all the details!
From the Press Release
The hunt is on when "the most downright entertaining horror film of the year" (IGN), You're Next, arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD Ultraviolet) and DVD (plus Digital Ultraviolet) on January 14, 2014, from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film will also be available early on Digital HD, Video on Demand, and Pay-Per-View on December 27, 2013. Winner of the Best Film award at the Austin Fantastic Fest and runner-up for the Audience Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, the "intense and inventive" (GQ) film has delighted critics and audiences alike with its "fresh, unpredictable, and terrifying" (Ain't It Cool News) take on the home invasion/slasher genre. You're Next features a terrific ensemble cast including Sharni Vinson (Step Up 3D), Nicholas Tucci (Choose), AJ Bowen (The House of the Devil), and Ti West (Drinking Buddies), with Rob Moran (Dumb & Dumber) and horror icon Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator).
Aubrey and Paul Davison decide to celebrate their wedding anniversary by inviting their four children and their significant others to a family reunion at their remote weekend estate. But the family reunion goes awry when their home comes under siege by a mask-wearing team of crossbow-bearing assailants. The family has no idea who's attacking them, why they're under attack, or if the attackers are inside or outside the cavernous, creaking house. All they know for certain is that nobody is safe.
The You're Next Blu-ray Disc and DVD include a "making of" featurette and two audio commentaries and will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.
Coming October 29th will be Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem, which is the soundtrack to the upcoming TV film that will air October 27th on Adult Swim. Below is an interview that features The Walking Dead composer Bear McCreary chatting with Metalocalypse creator Brendon Small about the music for the upcoming film, which features a 50-piece orchestra. Small comments on the reaction of his girlfriend and McCreary talks about his wife’s vocal additions.
The one hour special, which airs at 12pm EST, will feature guest appearances from Jack Black, Malcolm McDowell, Mark Hamill, and Cannibal Corpse‘s “George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher.
Check out the interview below.
Another new film heading to this year's American Film Market crossed our desks, and we have the first details and another bit of small, somewhat blurry sales art to share for David Worth's Hazard Jack, which is currently in post-production.
The film stars Amanda Maddox, Alison Lani, Macauley Gray, and Kevin James Sporman. It is directed by David Worth, written by Worth and Doug Vandegrift, and produced by Sheldon Silverstein.
Look for more soon!
A group of college friends decide to have a weekend of fun and war games at an abandoned hospital which has become the sanctuary for a now transformed horror, and his name is Hazard Jack.
A new project is on the way from Troll Hunter director Andre Ovredal, and it will be the man's first English language film! Read on for the initial gory details of The Autopsy of Jane Doe.
According to Screen Daily the flick will be based on an original screenplay by Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing. The Autopsy of Jane Doe is produced by Fred Berger (Taking Chance) and Eric Garcia (Matchstick Men) under their Impostor Pictures banner alongside Rory Aitken and Ben Pugh of 42 (Welcome to the Punch, Monsters: Dark Continent).
Goldcrest’s Nick Quested and Pascal Degove are serving as executive producers. Production will take place in London this winter with casting under way.
Set in a small-town, family-owned mortuary, the film follows father and son coroners who receive a mysterious homicide victim – a beautiful young “Jane Doe.” As they attempt to figure out how she died and who she is, they discover increasingly bizarre clues which hold the key to terrifying secrets.
Up next from our friends over at Scream Factory is a double dose of campy creature feature fun, when The Beast of Hollow Mountain and The Neanderthal Man link up and come home together. Read on for the skinny!
From the Press Release
This January 2014, loyal fans are invited to combat the winter chills with a double dose of 50s high-camp creature features when Edward Nassour and Ismael Rodriguez’s THE BEAST OF HOLLOW MOUNTAIN, starring Guy Madison (Blood of the Executioner) and Patricia Medina (Snow White and the Three Stooges), and E.A Dupont’s THE NEANDERTHAL MAN, starring Robert Shayne (How To Make A Monster), Richard Crane (Devil’s Partner), Doris Merrick (Untamed Women), Joyce Terry (The Beatniks) and Beverly Garland (It Conquered The World, The Alligator People), arrive on home entertainment shelves together in a double-feature 2-Disc BLU-RAY™+ DVD Combo Pack on January 28, 2014. This highly collectible home entertainment release features anamorphic widescreen movie presentation of THE BEAST OF HOLLOW MOUNTAIN, which has never been available on DVD. Available for the first time on Blu-ray™, THE BEAST OF HOLLOW MOUNTAIN/THE NEANDERTHAL MAN 2-Disc Blu-ray™+DVD combo pack is priced to own at $26.99 SRP.
The Beast of Hollow Mountain Synopsis
Based on an idea by the legendary special effects wizard Willis O’Brien (King Kong, Son Of Kong, The Lost World), The Beast Of Hollow Mountain is a classic creature feature. An American rancher living in Mexico is staying near Hollow Mountain, an impenetrable swamp where, stories have it, dwells a living prehistoric Tyrannosaurus Rex!
The Neanderthal Man Synopsis
A mad scientist uses his new serum on his housekeeper, turning her into an ape-woman. Like most crazed scientists, he then tries the serum on himself, creating…The Neanderthal Man! Robert Shayne, Richard Crane, Doris Merrick, Joyce Terry and Beverly Garland star in this harrowing creature feature.
Another teaser for "The Following" has made its way online, and it signals the beginning of Round Two with everyone's new favorite cult leader. Check it out, and look for more on this one soon!
Leslie Bibb, Keith Carradine, Carrie Preston, Jessica Stroup, Valerie Cruz, Tiffany Boone, Sam Underwood, James McDaniel, and Connie Nielsen join the returning regulars James Purefoy, Kevin Bacon, Valorie Curry, and Shawn Ashmore.
Chomping at the bit to know what's next for our survivors in "The Walking Dead" Season 4? Then these newly released synopses should do the trick. That is, if you don't mind some mild spoilers. Totally up to you!
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, "The Walking Dead" stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Scott Wilson, Melissa McBride, David Morrissey, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman, and Sonequa Martin-Green. The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Tom Luse, and Greg Nicotero.
To stay up-to-the-minute on all things walker related, follow @WalkingDead_AMC on Twitter and visit "The Walking Dead" on Facebook. For more be sure to hit up the official "The Walking Dead" page on AMC.com.
"The Walking Dead" Episode 4.03 - "Isolation" (airs 10/27/13)
As one group leaves the prison in search for supplies at a local college, those who stay must deal with recent losses while preserving what remains. Written by Robert Kirkman and directed by Dan Sackheim.
"The Walking Dead" Episode 4.04 - "Indifference" (airs 11/3/13)
The supply mission faces hurdles; the situation at the prison worsens.
"The Walking Dead" Episode 4.05 - "Internment" (airs 11/10/13)
Assorted enemies pressure Rick and the group; the survivors and the prison may reach a breaking point.
"The Walking Dead" Episode 4.06 - "Live Bait" (airs 11/17/13)
Group members struggle to find their humanity while being constantly threatened.
"The Walking Dead" Episode 4.07 - "Dead Weight" (airs 11/24/13)
Something new unfolds at a camp outside the prison; the addition of new members may threaten peace.
"The Walking Dead" Episode 4.08 - "Too Far Too Gone" (airs 12/1/13)
After things begin to calm at the prison, Rick and the group face imminent danger.
We've been talking about a Doctor Strange movie here on Dread Central for a long while now, and it sounds as if the flick has gone from talk to development! Read on for the latest!
During an interview with Movies.com in promotion of Thor: The Dark World, Marvel honcho Kevin Feige spoke about bringing Doc to the screen. "[The project is] in active development right now. Doc Strange, as I’ve been saying for years, is a movie I believe we should make. We’re just figuring out how to make it a great movie. Whether that’s one of the movies we announce for 2016 or 2017, we have to see. I think it’ll be the middle of next year before we announce officially what the post Ant-Man films will be. Stuff might happen before that. It’s too early to tell.”
The last actor they were looking at to assume the mystical role was The Dark Knight Rises, Looper, and Inception's Joseph Gordon-Levitt (pictured).
The film is being penned by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer.
Created in 1963, Doctor Strange is the story of an arrogant surgeon who is injured in a car accident and goes on to become the Sorcerer Supreme of the Marvel universe. Using his magical powers, Strange protects the Earth from attacks from other realms.
20th Century Fox just released the first teaser for X-Men: Days of Future Past on Instagram. Kind of a strange time considering the trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier just hit earlier today (both below).
The world premiere of the full trailer for Days of Future Past will hit the web on October 29 here. You can also join director Bryan Singer for a Twitter chat on Oct 28 #AskSinger. In the meantime, take a gander at the full Cap trailer.
X-Men: Days Of Future Past is slated for release on May 23, 2014.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is slated for release on April 4th, 2014.
Album review written by Lauren Rae
Alter Bridge is one of those bands that, for the most part, still seems to be somewhat of an undiscovered gem. Their fan base has grown exponentially over the years, and they do receive significant airplay. But there are still a lot of people who have not heard of them. And for those who have, well, like with Creed, you either love them or hate them. Funny how three of the four core members of that band seem to keep winding up in bands drawing those sorts of sentiments.
I happen to fall in the ‘love them’ category. I’ll openly admit I’m a huge Mark Tremonti fangirl and used to be a huge Creed fan, which (like with many of their admirers) is how I was introduced to them in 2005. One big factor with Alter Bridge is constant growth. Each album seems to be bigger than the last. And Fortress is no exception. In fact, it may set the precedent for future AB releases; it’s just that huge.
Right away, the album launches full force and doesn’t let go; you’re in for a full ride. “Cry of Achilles” is possibly one of the best album openers I’ve heard in a long time; the kind gives you goose bumps within the first minute. If I had to compare it to anything, I’d say it’s on par with Stone Sour’s “Gone Sovereign”. I can easily see “Bleed It Dry” (with its metal leanings) and “Lover” (the albums token broken ballad) becoming radio singles, especially the latter. “Waters Rising” stood out to me over all the other tracks – as it should everyone else – as singer Myles Kennedy was the backing singer this time and Mark Tremonti took over on lead vocals. And it’s an interesting contrast, his baritone coming first to the tenor of Myles’s voice, to which we all know can be very dominant in its four octave range. Personally, I’d like to see that happen more on the next album, whenever that may be.
I’ve listened to this album at least a dozen times already, trying to pick out a bad spot in the album. I feel as though I can’t give a good review unless I’m pointing out the good and the bad, even if it’s not in equal measure. And I literally cannot find a single thing wrong with Fortress. If you’ve never heard of or listened to Alter Bridge, I’d suggest you start now and with this one.
The wonderful loonies over at Blue Underground have updated their list of theatrical engagements for the re-release of Maniac Cop 2 so check it out to see if you'll be one of the lucky ones who'll witness the massacre on the big screen!
From the Press Release
Blue Underground is bringing a 2013 DCP Restoration of director William Lustig’s MANIAC COP 2 to theaters this fall in advance of its upcoming Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack release.
Featuring a brand-new 4K High Definition transfer from the original camera negative and new Dolby Digital 5.1 mix, this MANIAC COP 2 DCP is the definitive presentation of the action-packed cult-horror favorite. Bill will attend MANIAC COP 2 screenings in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Boston, and San Francisco to introduce what critics have hailed as “Truly The Greatest ‘80s Horror-Action Movie Ever Made!” (Alamo Drafthouse).
The limited theatrical release kicks off with a sneak preview this Saturday, October 19th, at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre during the Music Box of Horrors marathon. There will be a Q&A with Bill following the screening, and afterwards he’ll be signing the new MANIAC COP 2 posters for attendees.
View the full screening schedule here!
“Although MANIAC COP 2, like the first movie, played theatrically upon its initial release in every corner of the world (the Pakistani poster is a hoot!), in the States it went straight to home video and HBO. While I understood the business decision, it was still a crushing blow for what I considered to be my best film – and still do. So this long overdue theatrical release is very personal for me. I’m thrilled to finally share this film with audiences around the country the way it is meant to be seen!” - Bill Lustig
In MANIAC COP 2, Officer Matt Cordell is back from the dead and stalking the streets of New York once more. Cordell was once a hero, but after being framed by corrupt superiors and brutally assaulted in prison, he sets out on a macabre mission of vengeance, teaming up with a vicious serial killer to track down those that wronged him and make them pay... with their lives!
Scripted by Larry Cohen (IT’S ALIVE), MANIAC COP 2 boasts an amazing cast including Robert Davi (LICENSE TO KILL), Claudia Christian (THE HIDDEN), Michael Lerner (BARTON FINK), Laurene Landon (HUNDRA), Leo Rossi (HALLOWEEN II), Robert Z’Dar (TANGO & CASH), Charles Napier (THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS), and Bruce Campbell (THE EVIL DEAD).
Blue Underground’s MANIAC COP 2 Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack arrives on November 19, 2013.
In this sequel to Maniac Cop pits Matt Cordell (Robert Z'dar), the crazed, murderous "Maniac Cop" of the first film (now horribly disfigured after a particularly brutal stay in prison), and Turkel (Leo Rossi), a serial killer who likes to murder strippers, against a frenzied NYPD detective, Sean McKinney (Robert Davi), who is just one step ahead of a nervous breakdown.