When it gets cooking, the Hollywood movie machine works FAST! For the past several weeks we've been talking about Annabelle, the spin-off film from last year's wildly successful chiller The Conjuring, and now today we're happy to announce that it's already filming!
Variety Reports that Alfre Woodard (pictured) has joined the production of Annabelle, New Line’s spinoff of The Conjuring, which began shooting this week in Los Angeles.
Annabelle Wallis (Peaky Blinders) and Ward Horton are starring in the film with John Leonetti, the cinematographer on The Conjuring, directing from a script by Gary Dauberman. Eric Ladin and Brian Howe co-star.
The Conjuring included a haunted doll named Annabelle as part of a collection of demonic objects assembled by paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, who were portrayed by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga.
If you're curious to find out more about the real Annabelle the doll, check out the video below.
The film Funny Games may have divided the DC staff, but one thing we all agreed on: Its young star Michael Pitt was quite impressive, and we're thrilled to report he's joining NBC's "Hannibal" in a major role.
Per EW, Pitt ("Boardwalk Empire," Seven Psychopaths) is playing the character of Mason Verger, an unstable wealthy patient of Dr. Hannibal Lecter who begins a dangerous cat-and-mouse game with the deadly serial killer. The previously announced Katharine Isabelle will play Verger’s sister, Margo.
The Mason Verger role will be introduced late in the upcoming second season. Gary Oldman previously played an older version of Mason Verger in the 2001 Hannibal film, which is based on Thomas Harris’ Hannibal novel. NBC’s "Hannibal" timeline precedes the events in the film and is also set before the events in Thomas’ Red Dragon so this is Mason how we’ve never seen him before.
“Hannibal” stars Mads Mikkelsen as brilliant psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter, who is working with the FBI and gifted criminal profiler Will Graham, played by Hugh Dancy, to look into the mind of serial killers. The series also stars Laurence Fishburne as Jack Crawford, the head of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit.
Caroline Dhavernas and Hettienne Park co-star, and Season 2 guest stars include a returning Gillian Anderson, Eddie Izzard, and Raul Esparza along with other newcomers Jeremy Davies, Jonathan Tucker, Chris Diamantopoulos, and Amanda Plummer.
The second season of the critically acclaimed “Hannibal” will contain 13 episodes, beginning with “Kaiseki,” premiering Friday, February 28th, following "Grimm."
"Hannibal" Episode 2.01 - "Kaiseki" (air date 2/28/14)
With Will still in custody for the murder of Abigail, Dr. Lecter steps in to help when bodies wash up on a riverbank. The big question is whether or not Dr. Bloom will be able to help Will regain his memories.
SXSW 2014: First Wave Lineup Includes Predestination, Creep, Open Windows, The Raid 2, Penny Dreadful, and Lots More
The 2014 SXSW "Film Features Program" includes 115 titles, and along with the previously announced zombie culture documentary Doc of the Dead, there's a lot for the horror crowd...
...including special screenings of the original Godzilla and Texas Chain Saw Massacre, early looks at upcoming TV shows "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" and "Penny Dreadful," the U.S. premiere of Alejandro Jodorowsky's The Dance of Reality, and new films from the Spierig brothers, Nacho Vigalondo, and Jim Jarmusch.
The genre-heavy "Midnighter" lineup will be announced next week along with the list of short films, but in the meantime here are the horror highlights (or what we assume will be of interest given their descriptions) to be on the lookout for during the fest.
Note that new for 2014, they've introduced the "Episodic" category, created to highlight innovative new work hitting the small screen.
The 2014 SXSW Film Festival runs March 7-15 in awesome Austin, Texas. Visit the official South by Southwest website for more info on the entire SXSW Music/Film/Interactive event.
Wild Canaries (Narrative Feature Competition)
Director/Screenwriter: Lawrence Michael Levine
When their elderly neighbor suddenly drops dead, a young Brooklyn couple investigates signs of foul play. A freshly comedic take on classic film noir that brings a unique sensibility to a high-stakes murder mystery.
Cast: Sophia Takal, Lawrence Michael Levine, Alia Shawkat, Annie Parisse, Jason Ritter (World Premiere)
Predestination (Australia) (Headliners)
Directors/Screenwriters: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must recruit his younger self while pursuing the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. Based on the short story “All You Zombies” by Robert Heinlein.
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor (World Premiere)
Doc of the Dead (Documentary Spotlight)
Director: Alexandre O. Philippe
The definitive zombie culture documentary, from the makers of The People vs. George Lucas. Doc of the Dead traces the rise and evolution of the zombie genre, its influence on pop culture, and investigates the possibility of an actual zombie outbreak. (World Premiere)
Director/Screenwriter: Joel Potrykus
Paranoia forces small-time scam artist Marty to flee his lousy temp job and hide out in his co-worker's basement. Once the sugar high wears off, the horror metal slacker crashes hard, fleeing to Detroit with nothing but a pocket full of bogus checks, his Power Glove, and a bad temper. It's like Albert Camus meets Freddy Krueger.
Cast: Joshua Burge, Joel Potrykus, Teri Ann Nelson, Alan Longstreet, Rico Bruce Wade (World Premiere)
Director/Screenwriter: Patrick Brice, Screenwriter: Mark Duplass
When a videographer answers a Craigslist ad for a one-day job in a remote mountain town, he finds his client is not at all what he initially seems.
Cast: Mark Duplass, Patrick Brice (World Premiere)
The Dance of Reality (Chile / France) (Visions)
Director/Screenwriter: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Jodorowsky's first film in 23 years. Blending his personal history with metaphor, mythology and poetry, The Dance of Reality reflects Jodorowsky’s philosophy that reality is not objective but rather a "dance" created by our own imaginations.
Cast: Brontis Jodorowsky, Pamela Flores, Jeremias Herskovits, Cristobal Jodorowsky, Bastián Bodenhöfer, Alejandro Jodorowsky (U.S. Premiere)
Evolution of a Criminal (Visions)
Director: Darius Clark Monroe
How does a 16 year-old evolve into a bank robber? (World Premiere)
Housebound (New Zealand) (Visions)
Director/Screenwriter: Gerard Johnstone
When Kylie Bucknell is sentenced to home detention, she's forced to come to terms with her unsociable behaviour, her blabbering mother and a hostile spirit who seems less than happy about the new living arrangement.
Cast: Morgana O'Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, Glen-Paul Waru, Cameron Rhodes, Millen Baird (World Premiere)
Open Windows (Spain) (Visions)
Director/Screenwriter: Nacho Vigalondo
Nick’s a lucky guy - he’s having dinner with Jill Goddard, the hottest actress on earth. Then a guy named Chord calls: dinner’s been canceled. And it’s Jill’s fault. But Chord’s got something better… A 21st Century Rear Window.
Cast: Elijah Wood, Sasha Grey, Neil Maskell, Adam Quintero, Ivan Gonzalez (World Premiere)
"Deadbeat" (Hulu) (Episodic)
Director: Troy Miller, Written And Co-Created By: Cody Heller, Brett Konner
Kevin Pacalioglu may have no money and no clue, but he does have one thing–he can see dead people. Faced with New York's most stubborn ghosts, our hapless medium goes to whatever lengths necessary to help finish their unfinished business.
Cast: Tyler Labine, Cat Deeley, Brandon T. Jackson, Lucy DeVito (World Premiere)
"From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series - Pilot (El Rey Network) (Episodic)
Director/Screenwriter: Robert Rodriguez
The Gecko Brothers are back. Based on the thrill-ride film, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" is a supernatural crime saga from creator, director, and exec producer Robert Rodriguez premiering March 11 on El Rey Network.
Cast: D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Eiza González, Jesse Garcia, Lane Garrison, and Wilmer Valderrama, and Don Johnson (World Premiere)
"Penny Dreadful" (USA / UK) (Showtime) (Episodic)
Directors: John Logan, Juan Antonio Bayona, Screenwriter: John Logan
"Penny Dreadful" is a psychological horror series that re-imagines literature’s most terrifying characters (Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula) in a whole new light.
Cast: Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Danny Sapani, Harry Treadaway (World Premiere)
The Desert (Argentina) (SC Global)
Director: Christoph Behl
Axel, Jonathan and Ana live together in a house that seems like a bunker in a post-catastrophic world. Outside is a threatening landscape. Once they were a perfect love triangle, with strong bonds of friendship, but today nothing is left of it. Ana is with Jonathan and Axel is alone, bit by bit tattooing his body with flies. But everything changes when Axel and Jonathan go out on an expedition in search of provisions and return to the house with a zombie that they call Pythagoras.
Cast: Victoria Almeida, William Prociuk, Lautaro Delgado (North American Premiere)
Only Lovers Left Alive (Festival Favorites)
Director/Screenwriter: Jim Jarmusch
Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their vampiric love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them?
Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin
The Raid 2 (Festival Favorites)
Director/Screenwriter: Gareth Evans
Picking up from right where the first film ends, The Raid 2 follows Rama as he goes undercover and infiltrates the ranks of a ruthless Jakarta crime syndicate in order to protect his family and uncover the corruption in the police force.
Cast: Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Arifin Putra, Oka Antara, Tio Pakusadwo
GODZILLA: THE JAPANESE ORIGINAL (Japan) (Special Event)
Director: Ishiro Honda, Screenwriters: Takeo Murata, Ishiro Honda
The 1954 classic that inspired the modern monster movie (national re-release from Rialto Pictures in April). Q&A with Gareth Edwards, director of the summer 2014 film Godzilla, from Warner Bros Pictures and Legendary Pictures.
Cast: Takashi Shimura, Akira Takarada, Momoko Kochi
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre - 40th Anniversary Screening (Special Event)
Director/Screenwriter: Tobe Hooper, Screenwriter: Kim Henkel
An idyllic summer afternoon becomes a terrifying nightmare for five young friends after they stumble upon the home of a depraved Texas clan.
Cast: Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow, Gunnar Hansen
Sporting a cover that makes use of a few more (ahem) 'assets' than the previously seen US artwork, the titular creature of Black Water Vampire will be coming in to roost on UK DVD on March 24th, courtesy of Image Entertainment.
From the Press Release:
Who or what is responsible for a series of brutal killings, where the victims’ bodies have been found drained of blood in Black Water Creek? A young journalist and her team investigate in Black Water Vampire, which comes to DVD from Image Entertainment.
Raymond Banks has been locked up and certified criminally insane for the murders of four women whose bodies were brutalised and dumped in the woods, but Andrea Adams thinks the police have got it wrong and she’s taking her film crew to find out the truth.
What they find there can only be told by the footage left behind. There are darker forces at work than anyone outside of Black Water can know... or will ever live to tell. Blood-wrenching, soul‐shattering terror waits for those who dare enter these woods in search of the Black Water Vampire.
Black Water Vampire is a first for found footage as vampires invade the genre in this slick, atmospheric horror that builds to a truly chilling climax. It makes its UK DVD debut on 24 March 2014 from Image Entertainment.
No word on special features as of yet, we're afraid, with all signs pointing to a bare bones release.
Another comic property is getting the adaptation treatment, and we have the initial details regarding the carnage to come as Image Comics' Sheltered makes its way to the big screen. Read on, true believer!
According to THR, Jesse Peyronel, the filmmaker behind the indie movie Siren, is teaming up with The Walking Dead producers Circle of Confusion to adapt the Image Comics book Sheltered.
The comic is a pre-apocalyptic thriller set in a survivalist compound somewhere in the Pacific Northwest populated by families who believe an imminent volcanic eruption is about to make the U.S. uninhabitable for years. Yet, the adults are unprepared for a strike from within in the form of a coup d'etat by the kids, led by a charming sociopathic teen.
What follows is a struggle between two sets of young protagonists that is described as having shades of Lord of the Flies and The Hunger Games.
The comic book miniseries was created by Ed Brisson (Comeback, Secret Avengers) and Johnnie Christmas (Continuum: The War Files).
More casting news has come in for another one of the myriad of projects Jason Blum has cooking under his Blumhouse Productions banner. Read on for all the latest concerning Kevin Greutert's Visions.
According to Deadline, "Hell on Wheels" star Anson Mount (pictured) has been cast opposite Isla Fisher in Blumhouse thriller Visions.
The story revolves around expectant mother Julia (Fisher), who is plagued by strange and terrifying visions of a sinister hooded figure only she can see when she and her husband (Mount) move to the countryside. To protect her unborn child, she sets out to uncover the truth about what is haunting her as her husband becomes increasingly concerned for her well-being.
Greutert (Saw 3D) is directing from a script by Lucas Sussman. Also joining Fisher, Mount, and Jim Parsons in the cast is Gillian Jacobs, who’ll be stretching her genre muscles for the microbudgeted thriller playing a woman who befriends Julia.
Visions is exec produced by Matt Kaplan. Universal’s Anikah McLaren will oversee for the studio, which is distributing the film as part of its first-look deal with Blumhouse. Blumhouse International will be selling international at Berlin.
Universal took some time today to announce release dates for two of their higher profile horror releases, Ouija and Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak. Read on for the latest details.
The Platinum Dunes-produced Ouija has been slated for release on October 24, 2014. Stiles White is directing the film that follows a group of teens playing with a Ouija board, making contact with an evil spirit, then desperately trying to close the door they’ve opened.
Ana Coto, Bianca A. Santos, Vivis Colombetti, Douglas Smith, Erin Moriarty, Matthew Settle, Olivia Cooke, Robyn Lively, Daren Kagasoff, and Bill Watterson star.
Then, the following year will see Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak open in theaters on October 16, 2015. In the film young author Edith Cushing discovers that her charming new husband is not who he appears to be.
Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver, and Tom Hiddleston star.
Horror movies opening in October? What a novel idea!
"The Following" star Shawn Ashmore says that the upcoming Episode 2.03, "Trust Me," will feature the series' most shocking twist yet, taking Season 2 "into new directions." Check out this sneak peek for clues of what's ahead.
The show's writer and supervising producer Alexi Hawley teases, "Joe's crossed a line he can't uncross" after killing the reverend in last week's episode, his first murder in months. We say bring it on!
"The Following" Episode 2.03 - "Trust Me" (2/3/14, 9-10PM; re-airs 2/8/14, 9-10PM)
A VICTIM LEADS RYAN CLOSER TO THE TRUTH - Ryan continues his search to find the correlation between the recent tragedies in New York City and Emma and the existing members of the Havenport cult, while the FBI becomes increasingly aware of his undercover agenda.
Meanwhile, a shocking event leads Joe to put a new plan in action.
Cast: Kevin Bacon as Ryan Hardy; James Purefoy as Joe Carroll; Shawn Ashmore as Agent Mike Weston; Valorie Curry as Emma Hill; Connie Nielsen as Lily Gray; Sam Underwood as Luke; Jessica Stroup as Max Hardy; Tiffany Boone as Mandy Lang.
Guest Cast: Valerie Cruz as Agent Gina Mendez; Carrie Preston as Judy; JD Williams as Carlos; Camille De Pazzis as Giselle.
While I'm still trying to figure out just why I'm getting e-mails from No Sender dated 12/31/69 every day, there are others who are going through a great deal more than I am when it comes to EMail. Take Twilight's Nikki Reed for instance...
Reed (pictured) will star in director Kelvin Tong’s (Rule #1) suspenseful new horror film, EMAIL, which is being produced by SPJ Enterprises, zgreen entertainment, and Boku Films. Peter Poon and Zachary Green are producing along with Leon Tong and Kat Goh in Singapore.
Jason Shuman, who produced such horror hits as The Messengers and Darkness Falls, will be executive producing with Lauren Selig. Principal photography is set to begin May 2014 in Singapore, and Highland Film Group (HFG) will handle worldwide sales and introduce the title to buyers at EFM in Berlin.
In the vein of The Ring and The Grudge, young journalist Thea Hartley travels to Singapore to investigate the mysterious circumstances of her sister’s death and discovers a string of bizarre killings involving a cursed email. Along the way she meets Ted, an ex-pat technology reporter, and together they face the supernatural forces and unravel a mysterious conspiracy far bigger than they expected.
This summer Scream Factory will be releasing special editions of Final Exam, Evilspeak, Nosferatu (1979), Sleepaway Camp, Ravenous, Dog Soldiers, Hellhole, Deadly Eyes, Ginger Snaps, and Phantom of the Paradise. Will you still have room in your Blu-ray budget for Lake Placid?
For that matter, do you even care about owning Steve Miner’s 1999 crocodilian horror comedy written by David E. Kelley? Even as a fan of nature gone amok movies, I found foul-mouthed Betty White to be about the only memorable aspect of Lake Placid.
Clearly a lot of you enjoyed it more than me. How else to explain all those Syfy-produced sequels?
Those of you that dug Lake Placid should be thrilled that Scream Factory’s latest surprise announcement is their intention to release a Collector’s Edition Lake Placid Blu-ray sometime this summer. Here’s what they had to say on Facebook:
The crocodile-chompin’- Betty-White-swearin’ film LAKE PLACID will be coming from us as a Collector’s Edition this summer, which also marks its first time on Blu-ray! Released in 1999 and directed by Steve Miner (Friday the 13th Parts 2 & 3, Halloween: H20), this humorous take on the tried-and-true menacing reptile story stars Bridget Fonda (Single White Female), Bill Pullman (The Serpent and the Rainbow) and Oliver Platt (2012). Also notable, the film was written by famous TV producer/screenwriter David E. Kelley ("Ally McBeal," "L.A. Law," "Boston Legal").
While we can’t provide a street date at this time, expect this to drop in mid-summer. Pre-order links should go up in sometime in April. Look for a full list of extras sometime in May. New key art is also coming soon too, but the image you see here – the original theatrical poster – will be on the reverse.
Scream Factory swears they’re not done announcing summer release titles. Somewhere DeepStar Six, Man’s Best Friend, and Bats have to be looking at this Lake Placid news and wondering, “Am I next?”
They’re back – and shark happens! Syfy and The Asylum today announced that Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will reprise their roles as Fin and April in the eagerly awaited Sharknado sequel, Sharknado 2: The Second One.
The sequel begins filming in New York on February 13th and is scheduled to premiere on Syfy in July. Anthony Ferrante will once again direct a screenplay by Thunder Levin, who also wrote Sharknado, the iconic pop culture sensation which chainsawed its way through social media last summer.
In Sharknado 2: The Second One, a freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a Sharknado on the population and its most cherished, iconic sites – and only Fin and April can save the Big Apple.
Said Thomas Vitale, Executive Vice President, Programming and Original Movies, Syfy: “Sharknado was an extraordinary ‘perfect storm’ which captured the attention of movie fans across the globe. You couldn’t go anywhere without hearing about Sharknado! By reassembling the creative team – and dropping sharks onto New York’s iconic sites – we’re unleashing yet another ‘fin’ wave of shark-mania.”
Added Paul Bales, COO, The Asylum: “We’re thrilled to be able to bring back the talent that made Sharknado a hit. Can lightning strike twice? I don’t know, but it’s a scientific fact that you’re more likely to be killed by lightning than by a shark. This film will have lightning and sharks, so that’s got to count for something.”
The Asylum and Syfy have struck a deal with legendary casting director Mike Fenton and his partner Ann Frederick, of Fenton-Frederick Casting, to supervise cameo casting.
Read our original Sharknado review here and a Q&A with star Tara Reid and director Anthony Ferrante here.
About every hour we get something new to talk about pertaining to Vampire Academy. So much so that we've been forced to become selective about what we cover, or else the news would be saturated. That being said... only the good stuff for you. Speaking of which, here's a new clip!
Based on the bestselling book series by Richelle Mead, Vampire Academy will open in theaters on February 7, 2014. It's directed by Mark Waters, written by Daniel Waters, and stars Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky, Gabriel Byrne, Sarah Hyland, Joely Richardson, Cameron Monaghan, Sami Gayle, Claire Foy, and Ashley Charles.
VAMPIRE ACADEMY tells the legend of Rose Hathaway (Deutch) and Lissa Dragomir (Fry), two 17-year-old girls who attend a hidden boarding school for Moroi (mortal, peaceful Vampires) and Dhampirs (half-vampire/half-human guardians). Rose, a rebellious Guardian-in-training and her best friend, Lissa - a royal vampire Princess - have been on the run when they are captured and returned to St. Vladamir's Academy, the very place where they believe their lives may be in most jeopardy.
Thrust back into the perils of Moroi Society and high school, Lissa struggles to reclaim her status while Rose trains with her mentor and love interest, Dimitri (Kozlovsky), to guarantee her place as Lissa's guardian. Rose will sacrifice everything to protect Lissa from those who intend to exploit her from within the Academy walls and the Strigoi (immortal, evil vampires) who hunt her kind from outside its sanctuary.
So, what did everyone think of the "American Horror Story: Coven" finale? Personally, I'm ready to look ahead to next season, and so is exec producer Ryan Murphy, who teased a few tidbits about the upcoming Seasons 4 and 5...
In his typical post-mortem chat with EW following last night's reveal of the new Supreme (be sure to hit the link below for all the gory details), Murphy revealed the following about what's ahead for fans of the show:
Can you say anything about who’s returning next year definitely?
RM: I don’t wanna say because we haven’t even started the deals, and I literally just locked this thing on Monday. I’m meeting with people too and the writers haven’t even started yet.
Do you still think next season will be darker?
RM: Hmmmm. I don’t know what to say. It’s a combination of things. It’s a combination of two time periods, with the main one being the 1950s. I don’t know. We haven’t started writing it yet, so I don’t really know the tone. I like that we had a lot of comedy in this year, and I like the comic characters, so I think that will remain... Next year will be equally as challenging [as "Coven" was] because so much of it is period and bizarre and crazy and Gothic. My feeling is, if you loved this season, you’ll love next season. It has the same sort of comedic tone to it.
People seem to really want American Horror Story: Circus.
RM: I saw those posters. I don’t know where people came up with that idea. Sometimes I think its people wanting us to do topics and doing fan posters. No one has completely guessed what it is.
But you already know what Season 5 is?
RM: I do, because it’s a radically different idea from the stuff we’ve been doing and it will take a lot of playing.
A road trip takes a turn for the deadly in Jeremy Lovering's debut film In Fear (review), which is headed home this March, and right now we have a look at the home video artwork for you!
From the Press Release
Having already conquered the Sundance Film Festival, In Fear, the critically acclaimed feature film debut of writer/director Jeremy Lovering, arrives March 11th on Blu-ray™, VOD, and DVD from Anchor Bay Films. SRP is $29.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $24.98 for the DVD.
In Fear will also enjoy several U.S. exclusive theatrical engagements starting Friday, March 7th.
Starring Iain De Caestecker (ABC’s hit series “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”), Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures), and Allen Leech (“Downton Abbey”), In Fear has taken the horror world by storm, garnering rave reviews wherever it is played. The film stunned audiences in international film festivals in nine countries, including Canada’s Toronto After Dark, Germany’s Rosebud Entertainment Fantasy Festival, Spain’s Fancine – Festival de Cine Fantastico, and South Korea’s Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival.
In Fear is a tense psychological horror about a young couple's fight to make it through the night. Home invasion, but in a car. In real-time. Tom (De Caestecker) and Lucy (Englert) are trapped in a maze of country roads with only their vehicle for protection, terrorized by an unseen tormentor hell-bent on exploiting their worst fears. Driving, lost and tormented in the night, primal fears of the dark and the unknown give way to fear that you have let the evil in, or that it is already there.
Whether you liked it or you hated it, last year's Uwe Boll-produced Zombie Massacre proved to be a success on home video and VOD platforms, which means a sequel is on its way. But that's the bad news.
The good news? The sequel isn't so much a true sequel, but rather another zombie film that's more or less borrowing the title. I guess we can live with that.
Already sold in the US, Canada and Germany, Zombie Massacre 2: The Fourth Reich will again be produced by Boll and directed by Luca Boni and Marco Ristori.
Check out the plot crunch and first piece of sales art, and look for more soon!
Zombie Massacre 2 is set during World War II and tells the story of a bunch of British soldiers fighting against a horde of zombies created by the Nazis using the prisoners of the camps... prisoners of war, people with mental disorder and so on...
Back in 2011, LEGO launched a pretty awesome project called LEGO CUUSOO, which gives fans the opportunity to design their very own LEGO sets. How it works is that once any given mock-up receives a certain number of votes, LEGO will consider making the concepts a reality. Pretty cool, right?
As per Idle Hands, a fan-submitted concept for Ghostbusters LEGOs indeed did receive the necessary amount of votes last year, and the company has just announced that they will be releasing the iconic Ecto-1 vehicle, along with miniature yellow Ghostbusters.
"We’re thrilled to take the ECTO-1 and minifigure characters from Brent Waller’s Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary project and release them as the next LEGO CUUSOO set," said the company. "This is an amazing model, and the set will be a fantastic representation of the cult classic film. Supporters know that Brent put a lot of love into this, and the final model, which we can’t reveal quite yet, will be largely based on his original car design. The final design, pricing and availability are still being worked out, and the set will be released later this year, so stay tuned!"
Hallelujah, and thank you Brent!!
One thing's for sure about CBS's upcoming new series "Extant": its cast is one of the best looking on TV! Joining star Halle Berry are the recently announced Goran Visnjic, playing Berry's husband, and Michael O'Neill. Read on for the details.
As you'll see below, the network broke the news on its Twitter feed.
Visnjic is best known as Dr. Luka Kovac on "ER" and also appeared in films The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and K-11. Transformers star O'Neill most recently appeared in Dallas Buyers Club and "Rectify."
"Extant" will debut on Wednesday, July 2 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).
CASTING NEWS: Goran Visnjic to play Halle Berry’s husband on new CBS drama @Extant_CBS. Michael O’Neill also joins cast.
— CBS Tweet (@CBSTweet) January 30, 2014
"EXTANT" is a mystery thriller about a female astronaut, Molly (Halle Berry), who is trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.
Camryn Manheim plays Sam Barton, Molly’s best friend. "Extant" is a co-production of CBS Television Studios and Amblin Television. Steven Spielberg, Greg Walker, Mickey Fisher, who wrote the script, Brooklyn Weaver, Justin Falvey, and Darryl Frank will serve as executive producers. Halle Berry will serve as co-executive producer.
If there's one thing we've come to expect from Christoper Gans (Brotherhood of the Wolf, Silent Hill), it's visually rich films that are a real treat to look at. Up next for the French filmmaker is a stylish new take on the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast, titled La Belle et La Bete.
Check out the brand new second trailer for the flick, which is nearing release in France!
Starring Vincent Cassel (Black Swan, Irreversible) as The Beast and Léa Seydoux (Inglourious Basterds, Robin Hood, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) as Beauty, this film promises to be a unique retelling that also keeps its roots in the classic tale.
According to Gans, this will be a darker look at the classic story. "Although I will keep to a form of storytelling of this timeless fairy tale that is in keeping with the same pace and characters as the original, I will surprise the audience by creating a completely new visual universe never experienced before and produce images of an unparalleled quality," Gans said. "Every single one of my movies has presented me with a challenge, but this one is, by far, the most exciting and rewarding."
Nobody does supernatural horrors better than Blumhouse Productions, who have brought us flicks like Paranormal Activity and Sinister. They're set to return to ghostly territory with Home, which has just secured itself a star. Read on!
THR reports that Topher Grace will star in the supernatural thriller, which Blumhouse will produce and Universal will distribute. Patricia Clarkson is also in negotiations to co-star in the film, to be directed by Dennis Iliadis (Last House on the Left remake).
Adam Alleca penned the script, which centers on a man (Grace), recently released from a mental institution, who inherits a mansion after his parents die. After a series of disturbing events, he comes to believe it is haunted.
Jason Blum is producing with Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Killoran and Graham King.
"Smoke & Mirrors," Chapter 2 of Telltale Games' The Wolf Among Us, is on its way NEXT WEEK to consoles, PC/Mac, and the iOS App Store; and to celebrate, we have the new trailer and a few screenshots to share.
The Wolf Among Us is based on Bill Willingham's award-winning comic book series Fables and licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
The Wolf Among Us is a five-episode series from the creators of the 2012 Game of the Year: The Walking Dead. Based on Fables (DC Comics/Vertigo), an award-winning comic book series, it is an often violent, mature, and hard-boiled thriller where the characters and creatures of myth, lore, and legend are real and exist in our world.
As Bigby Wolf - THE big bad wolf in human form - you will discover that the brutal, bloody murder of a Fable is just a taste of things to come in a game series where your every decision can have enormous consequences.
- Your choices matter: It’s not only WHAT you choose to do that will affect how your story plays out, but WHEN you choose to do it
- A mature and gritty take on characters from fairytales, legends, and folklore who have escaped into our world. These are not the characters you’d see on a little child’s lunchbox.
- Play as Bigby Wolf: formerly the most feared monster among the Fables, now Sheriff of Fabletown and protector of those he used to hunt. He must restrain the beast within if he is to earn the trust of those around him.
- Choose Bigby’s actions carefully. Will you approach a situation calmly, or unleash your inner rage? The way you act will determine how others respond to you.
- Set before the events seen in the first issue of the comics – you don’t have to know the characters or the world to play!