As we wait for the return of Mick Taylor in Wolf Creek 2, the film's director, Greg McLean, already has another fright flick in the works. He's just been brought in to produce a creature feature called Territorial, which you can read all about right here!
Written by Alex James and Matthew Holmes and directed by Holmes, the film is currently in pre-production in Australia.
Jim Houlden, a down-on-his-luck gold prospector, is arrested for horse stealing and sent to Melbourne with a notorious outlaw, Charlie Burke. When the prison coach capsizes in the mountains, Jim makes a daring escape along with Burke and two other convicted men. They are quickly tracked by a rag-tag team of police led by the determined Sergeant Mitchell, aided by a cunning Black Tracker. Burke ignores any warnings and leads them into a deep, narrow valley long feared by the native tribes - a valley rumored to be the dwelling place of a "Great Evil." Jim now will have to find the courage to save not only himself but also a woman he has fallen for.
Australia's Lemon Tree Passage is the site of many accounts of alleged paranormal activity. The story goes that if you drive really fast down the road, you will see the image of a ghost in your rearview mirror. True? Probably not. Perfect fodder for a horror flick? You betcha.
News has just come out of the American Film Market that writer/director David Campbell is currently in the post-production stage of a supernatural thriller that explores the urban legend. You can read the plot crunch below, and expect more news about the film as we learn it.
Lemon Tree Passage stars Jessica Tovey, Pippa Black, Tim Pocock, Nicholas Gunn, Piera Forde, and Andrew Ryan.
When a group of young backpackers learn of a ghost which is said to appear in the rearview mirror of a speeding car, they set out to recreate it with the help of some locals. After speeding down Lemon Tree Passage, a remote road surrounded by dense woods, their jubilation turns to terror as one by one each passenger begins disappearing in violent ways. Isolated and ten thousand miles from home, the tourists find themselves caught in the clutches of a malevolent force much more heinous than the local myth they set out to experience.
A new trailer for Spike Lee's remake of the Korean classic Oldboy has checked in with a handful of new stills including the Oldboy money shot we've all become so familiar with. Check 'em out!
Starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, and Sharlto Copley, Oldboy was directed by Spike Lee from a script by Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend, The Cell, Thor). The film was produced by Roy Lee, Doug Davison, and Nathan Kahane. It arrives in theatres on Wednesday, November 27th.
OLDBOY is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of Joe Doucett, a man who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement, for no apparent reason. When he is suddenly released without explanation, he begins an obsessive mission to find out who imprisoned him, only to discover that the real mystery is why he was set free.
Legendary British production company Hammer Films has been experiencing a big time revival in the last several years, with last year's The Woman in Black scaring up big numbers at the box office.
The titular ghost returns in The Woman in Black: Angel of Death, which has just begun production. Read on for all the spooky details!
From the Press Release
Hammer, an Exclusive Media company, and Entertainment One (eOne) announce that filming has begun on The Woman in Black: Angel of Death, the next installment of the most successful British horror film of all time. To be released by eOne in the UK on Friday 13th February 2015, the film will be directed by Tom Harper and will shoot at multiple locations throughout England and Pinewood Studios.
The Woman in Black: Angel of Death stars Phoebe Fox in her first leading role in a feature film. Fox is joined by Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, Great Expectations, The Railway Man), the award-winning Helen McCrory (Skyfall, Hugo, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows), and rising star Oaklee Pendergast (The Impossible).
The Woman in Black: Angel of Death continues the original film’s story: Four decades have passed since Arthur Kipps, as played by Daniel Radcliffe, traveled to Eel Marsh House – and now, a group of children are evacuated with their teachers from the perils of Blitz-era London. The group soon awakens Eel Marsh House’s darkest inhabitant.
Directed by Tom Harper (The Scouting Book for Boys, War Book, Peaky Blinders), the screenplay by Jon Croker (Desert Dancer) is based on an original story outline by Susan Hill, author of The Woman in Black.
Hammer will produce the film alongside Richard Jackson’s Talisman Films and in association with eOne. Roy Lee and Xavier Marchand will serve among the executive producers.
eOne Films and Exclusive Media are co-financing the film with Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust overseeing production and Alex Walton handling International Sales. eOne Films will distribute in the UK, Spain, and Canada.
Simon Oakes, President & CEO of Hammer and Vice-Chairman of Exclusive Media, said: “We are thrilled to have assembled such a talented team for the next stage in The Woman in Black story with the amazing Tom Harper at the helm.”
Xavier Marchand, eOne’s President of Film Production, said: “We’re excited to be working with our partners from the first film to bring Susan Hill’s iconic character back to the big screen to terrify existing as well as new fans once again.”
Director Tom Harper said: “There's such a fantastic history of British horror films, and it's great to be continuing the story of Susan Hill's vengeful cult character. Jon Croker's script is haunting and powerful, and I'm delighted to be working with such a great cast and crew to bring it to life.”
As bombs rain down on London during the Blitz of World War II, a group of school children are evacuated with Eve, their young and beautiful schoolteacher, to the safety of the English countryside. Taken to an old and empty estate, cut off by a causeway from the mainland, they are left at Eel Marsh House.
One by one the children begin acting strangely, and Eve, with the help of local military commander Harry, discovers that the group has awoken a dark force even more terrifying and evil than the city’s air raids. Eve must now confront her own demons to save the children and survive The Woman in Black.
Okay, so first off, there is NOTHING about Jennifer Lawrence that isn't distracting. She's super hot, funny, and can act her ass off. Need more proof? Check out this second clip from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is directed by Francis Lawrence and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The film's release date is November 22, 2013, and advance tickets are on sale now!
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson). Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow (Donald Sutherland) prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.
The second trailer for the long talked about RoboCop remake has arrived, and we're wondering if it will do the trick to win over the film's naysayers. Watch it and then sound off in our comments section with your thoughts. Or you can be a prick and keep 'em all to yourself!
Jose Padilha's film stars Joel Kinnaman as the title hero plus Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Jay Baruchel, Michael Keaton, Michael Kenneth Williams, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Abbie Cornish, Aimee Garcia, and Jackie Earle Haley.
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In RoboCop the year is 2029, and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center 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 utilizes its 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.
For more visit the RoboCop Facebook page.
Here's the thing... you can put Robert Englund in just about anything and we'll watch it. Why? Because he's Robert friggin' Englund! You need more of an excuse than that? I mean, come on!
Englunds latest film Kantemir stars Englund (duh!) along with Diane Cary, Daniel Gadi, Justine Griffiths , and Stuart Stone. Ben Samuels directs. Read on for the plot crunch and more!
A group of actors gather in a remote New England town to rehearse for a mysterious stage production only to be plunged into a nightmarish world where their real lives mirror the grisly story of the play.
Every now and again something so incredibly absurd and charming comes our way that we get excited to share it with you. Simon McKeon's new indie film Christmas at Draculas is just such a movie! Check out this trailer, and just try not to fall under its spell!
The film stars Conor Dwane (doing a damned fine Lugosi-inspired Count), Michael O. Dowd, Noelle Clarke, Jonathan O'Dwyer, Jerry O. Mullane, Art Kelleher, John Browne, Lorraine Comisky, Dave McGuire, Conor Slattery, and Lochlainn McKenna.
Told through the eyes of The Invisible Man, Count Dracula has hit rock bottom, so with the help of his noble companion Igor, he decides to throw the greatest Christmas party of all time. He invites The Wolf Man, Medusa, The Wicked Witch, Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll, and The Invisible Man. But when two killers arrive at the door, things slowly begin to spiral out of control. And Dracula's faith lies in the hands of one creature... Death himself!
Another real-life character arrives next week in "American Horror Story: Coven" Episode 3.06, entitled "The Axeman Cometh," and we have a preview to share that includes a sneak peek of guest star Danny Huston.
"American Horror Story: Coven" Episode 3.06 - "The Axeman Cometh" (airs 11/13/13)
Zoe (Taissa Farmiga), Queenie (Gabourey Sidibe), and Nan (Jamie Brewer) make contact with a dark spirit trapped in the Academy. Cordelia's (Sarah Paulson) new power brings on a heartbreaking revelation.
Written by Douglas Petrie; directed by Michael Uppendahl.
Monroe takes things with Rosalee to the next level in this clip from Friday night's Episode 3.03 of "Grimm" - "A Dish Best Served Cold." There's definitely nothing chilly about the relations between these two!
"Grimm" Episode 3.03 - "A Dish Best Served Cold" (airs 11/8/13)
AN AGE OLD FEUD REACHES EXPLOSIVE NEW HEIGHTS – A series of disturbing crime scenes leads Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) to the resurrection of an old feud that’s all too familiar for Nick and Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell).
With the news of a royal family member’s demise, several key players start to make their move.
Meanwhile, despite his recent trauma, Nick finds himself healthier than normal, and Monroe and Rosalee (Bree Turner) talk about moving their relationship forward. Bitsie Tulloch, Sasha Roiz, Reggie Lee, and Claire Coffee also star.
If we had the scratch, I promise you we would fully fund Ghostbusters III just to put an end to all of the bullshit stories that have been haunting us for several years now.
This latest development comes from Schmoes Know, who report that Jonah Hill and Emma Stone have been offered the parts of Jeremy and Anna, respectively, in the flick which as of now still remains minus Bill Murray. Is is true? Who knows? We sincerely hope said schmoes do so that we can finally start getting something real out of this whole merry-go-round like debacle.
Ivan Reitman will direct the movie if it happens. Men in Black 3 scribe Etan Cohen had been tapped to rewrite Ghostbusters III for the studio. You know all the rest.
More as it inevitably comes.
Some more casting news is being reported for Universal’s Jurassic World, but we're gonna play it smart and file this one under rumor for the time being. Hypable is reporting that Jason Schwartzman is in talks for a role in the flick.
If signed, Schwartzman (pictured) would join the only two actors who are confirmed thus far, Bryce Dallas Howard and Ty Simpkins.
Universal has dated Jurassic World for June 12, 2015. Safety Not Guaranteed director Colin Trevorrow has been tapped to helm the next chapter in the dino-rific series. Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver penned the script.
We'll have more as it comes.
Content Film has announced that cult director Rodney Ascher (Room 237) will direct The Nightmare, a disturbing investigation into the demonic visions experienced by victims of sleep paralysis and provoked by Ascher's own unsettling experiences with the condition.
From the Press Release:
THE NIGHTMARE is produced by Preferred Film & TV's Ross M. Dinerstein (THE PACT, DARK SUMMER) and Kevin Iwashina (JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI), alongside the producer of the Academy Award-winning film UNDEFEATED, Glen Zipper. The horror documentary is executive produced by Content's Jamie Carmichael (THE PACT, BLACK BOOK), who will also introduce the film to international buyers at the American Film Market this week. Iwashina and Carmichael will handle North American sales.
Ascher’s hit Kubrick analysis feature ROOM 237 premiered at Sundance, screened in Cannes’ Director’s Fortnight, and won the Best Director (Documentary) prize at the Austin Fantastic Fest and IDA’s Creative Editing award in 2012. It is repeatedly listed as one of the must-see documentaries of 2013.
Ross Dinerstein said, “We've assembled a great team with Rodney, Kevin, and Glen and are going to collectively break new ground with this film."
"ROOM 237 was a mind-bendingly brilliant movie. Rodney has a piercing intellect and a unique cinematic vision for horror," said Content’s Carmichael. "We can’t wait to follow him down this new supernatural worm hole..."
Look for more soon!
What better way to find out what movies festival-goers liked best than to simply ask them? Well, the Toronto After Dark film festival did just that! They polled over 4,200 attendees and came up with a list of winners in several categories.
The biggest prize, Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film, Gold, went to The Battery (review here), which also took home a slew of other awards.
Get the highlights below, and then visit the official Toronto After Dark Film Festival website for a full list of winners.
From the Press Release
Toronto After Dark Film Festival is thrilled to announce the award winners of its eighth annual edition. As is tradition at Toronto After Dark, the jury were the fans themselves with over 4,200 votes cast this year by festival-goers to determine the best new horror, sci-fi, action, and cult movies from the around the world.
Post-apocalyptic indie zombie road trip movie The Battery may have had a small budget, but it won audiences over big time at Toronto After Dark 2013, taking the Audience Choice Award, Gold, the festival’s top prize. Also favorites among fans were the suspenseful island-set thriller Solo (review here) and terrifying CIA mind control horror Banshee Chapter (review here), which also took Audience Choice Awards.
In the "Specialty" categories The Battery also scored wins for Best Screenplay, Best Music, and Best Poster. But the biggest specialty winner was Indian housefly revenge movie Eega, which was left buzzing after winning a festival record nine awards from fans including Best Action, Best Comedy, and Most Original Film. Jim Mickle’s Sundance and Cannes-selected cannibal family horror drama We Are What We Are (review here) also received four high-profile specialty awards from fans including Best Director and Best Horror Film, while Best Sci-Fi Film went to the stylish android thriller The Machine (review here).
With a wide range of genre programming and audience tastes, Toronto After Dark fans also bestowed awards to a number of other films in different specialty categories screening at the festival including Feature Films, Short Films, and the specially created Eighth Anniversary Festival Bumpers.
For more info visit the official Toronto After Dark Film Festival website, "like" Toronto After Dark Film Festival on Facebook, and follow Toronto After Dark Film Festival on Twitter (@TAD FilmFest).
Once known as House of Horrors, we have for you right now the first couple of stills from the new film presented by James Wan, Demonic. Check 'em out and bring your holy water. Hey, ya never know!
Written by Max La Bella based on a story by Bella and Wan and directed by Will Canon, Demonic was produced by Lee Clay and Wan. The film's stars include Maria Bello, Frank Grillo, Cody Horn, Aaron Yoo, Megan Park, and Dustin Milligan. No release date has been set.
Check out the plot crunch below, and expect more soon!
From producer James Wan (Saw, Insidious) and starring Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello (A History of Violence), Frank Grillo (End of Watch, The Grey), and Dustin Milligan (Slither, TV's "90210"), comes a startling new film that combines found footage with classic genre filmmaking to take you behind the scenes into a modern day murder investigation with evil ties to a crime that is decades old.
Local legend holds that an old abandoned house in the bowels of Louisiana is haunted--and for good reason. Decades ago a girl invited her friends over for an innocent séance. But something horrific happened in that house that nobody can explain. Nobody knows what happened that left four friends murdered and one dead by her own doing.
Now, years have passed; the house has been abandoned, boarded up, and left to rot. But a group of amateur ghost hunters set out one night to document the house for supernatural remnants lingering from years past. They round up their gear and set out together for an evening of paranormal documentation.
Hours later, police receive a possible homicide call and arrive at the house to a grisly scene: the ghost hunters murdered in cold blood. The only survivor is visibly and emotionally shaken, unable to convey what he's witnessed. The police interview him for his testimony, but he cannot remember a thing. It is only when the unit's psychologist shows up and pries with the right questions that it all starts coming back… with terrifying results!
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has proven himself to be quite the commodity around Hollywood by pretty much making several movies better by virtue of the fact that he's in it. Now he's gone from saving franchises to saving the world!
According to THR, Johnson is attached to star in the MGM supernatural flick Seal Team 666. Evan Spiliotopoulos is penning the script with Johnson’s former assistant, Hiram Garcia, producing. Johnson will exec produce along with his manager, Dany Garcia, as well as Brendan Deneen and Peter Joseph of Macmillan Films.
The story follows a group of Navy Seals who battle demons and assorted threats and discover that there’s a greater supernatural force bent on destroying the world.
No director is attached, and it is unknown when Johnson would fit this into his ever-growing schedule.
Stay tuned, kids!
Our friends up north in Canada are gonna become really close with Odd Thomas as Raven Banner Entertainment has swooped in and nabbed the Canadian rights! Read on for details.
From the Press Release
Hot Off The AFM Presses: Raven Banner Entertainment, Inc., has acquired all Canadian rights to the $30 million action thriller Odd Thomas, based on the original, critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling series by Dean Koontz under the same name.
The film was written and directed by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy franchise, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Van Helsing) and stars Anton Yelchin (Star Trek Into Darkness), Willem Dafoe (John Carter), Addison Timlin ("Californication"), and Patton Oswalt (Big Fan). The film was produced by Sommers, John Baldecchi and Howard Kaplan.
Raven Banner is set to release Odd Thomas in early 2014 through its Sinister Cinema series with partners Cineplex Entertainment.
“We’re excited to be releasing Odd Thomas in Canada,” states Michael Paszt, Raven Banner Managing Partner. “The collaboration between director Stephen Sommers and author Dean Koontz has turned a successful novel series into a thrill-ride of a feature film.”
The deal was negotiated by Raven Banner's managing partners Michael Paszt and James Fler, and Paul Hudson on behalf of the filmmakers.
Odd Thomas tells the story of a short-order cook (Yelchin) with clairvoyant abilities. Maybe he has a gift, maybe it’s a curse, Odd has never been sure. But he tries to do his best by the silent souls who seek him out. Sometimes they want justice and he finds himself helping police solve a crime. Occasionally, they prevent one. One day, however, a mysterious man comes to town with a filing cabinet stuffed with information on the world’s worst killers and a pack of hyena-like shades follows him wherever he goes. Who the man is and what he wants, not even Odd’s deceased informants can tell him. What happens next is a mysterious battle between light and darkness.
Odd Thomas is the first in a series of seven books, six of which have already been released: Odd Thomas, Forever Odd, Brother Odd, Odd Interlude, Odd Apocalypse, and Deeply Odd.
After her incredible performance in Excision, I'm completely on board for any and all horror flicks that include AnnaLynne McCord in their cast. Up next for the actress is Scorned, which hits home video next year. Read on for the scoop!
From the Press Release
The Bard once wrote: “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” Shakespeare, hang on to your plume because you’re about to meet Sadie…
On February 4, 2014, Anchor Bay Films releases Scorned, a story guaranteed to make any man eternally faithful! Directed by Mark Jones, director and writer of the cult favorite Leprechaun series, Scorned will be available for an SRP of $29.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $24.98 for the DVD. It will also be available On Demand across select cable providers and for digital download across iTunes, Xbox, and VUDU.
Sadie (AnnaLynne McCord; 2nd Place, Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Actress: Excision) and Kevin (Billy Zane; Titanic, Border Run, Bloodrayne) have decided to spend a romantic weekend together at his lake house. But when an unexpected – and unfortunate – text from her best friend, Jennifer (Viva Bianca; “Spartacus: War of the Damned”), to Kevin reveals a lurid love affair between the two, Sadie spirals into a hunger for revenge that is without mercy.
Created along the lines of Misery and Fatal Attraction, Scorned is both a multi-dimensional study of a twisted, tormented character and a seductive thriller. It is the story of a woman overcome with a fury that is unheard of in heaven and unmatched in hell!
From Portsmouth Pictures and Horsehead Pictures, Scorned is directed by Mark Jones and written by Jones and Sadie Katz. Seth Willenson is executive producer and Charles Ison, Lance Thompon and Martin Sprock are executive producers/producers.
Next up from AFM is the teaser art for S.J. Evans’ horror film Dead of the Nite, which also happens to be home to your first look at genre favorite Tony Todd! Check it out!
Dead of the Nite is an intelligent twist on the paranormal genre including horror icons Tony Todd (Candyman, Hatchet, The Rock), Simon Bamford (Hellraiser, Nightbreed), and Suzie Lorraine (Roxanna, Torment, Destined to be Ingested).
The official release date in the United States is yet to be announced.
When a group of Internet sensation ghost hunters investigate the infamous Jericho Manor, they soon realize it's not just ghosts that go bump in the night! As each member of the team gets slaughtered, the remaining survivors need to discover who… or what… is killing them before it is too late.
Once titled Bunnyman 2, the sequel to The Bunnyman is now being called The Bunnyman Massacre at AFM, and we have a quick peek at the artwork for ya! Check it out!
In this sequel to the successful 2011 film Bunnyman, the adventures of Joe and Bunnyman know no limit of bloodlust and carnage. Bodies pile up as Bunnyman indiscriminately slaughters anything that crosses his path in a mutually beneficial relationship that gives Joe plenty of beef jerky to sell in his local store.
Look for more on the Carl Lindbergh-directed film soon!