Promising, "This is no fairy tale; this time they're real," a new promo teaser has landed online for WGN America's upcoming witches' brew called "Salem." Will it cast its spell on you? Watch it here to find out!
“Salem,” which will premiere on Sunday, April 20, 2014, on WGN America, enters the world of the most notorious witch trials in history, a period steeped in fear, suspicion, and hysteria. On an expansive set in Shreveport, Louisiana, built to reflect volatile 17th century Massachusetts, “Salem” explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth behind them.
In “Salem” witches are real, but they are not who or what they seem. The show, which centers on an epic romance wrapped around this explosive revelation, delivers a bold new vision of Salem – and an even bolder new vision of witches.
Related Story: New Photos from WGN America's "Salem"
Created, executive produced, and written by award-winning writer/producer Brannon Braga (“24,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation, Voyager and Enterprise”) and Adam Simon (The Haunting in Connecticut), “Salem” stars Janet Montgomery (“Human Target,” “Made in Jersey”), Shane West (“Nikita,” “ER”), Seth Gabel (“Fringe”), Ashley Madekwe (“Revenge”), Xander Berkeley (“Nikita,” “Being Human”), Tamzin Merchant (Jane Eyre), and Elise Eberle (The Astronaut Farmer).
Alrighty, kids! Time for some more clips from the upcoming slasher flick Sorority Party Massacre! The weekend's nearly here so this could be the perfect recipe to help get the party started. Check them out!
On February 11, 2014, Anchor Bay Entertainment unleashes Sorority Party Massacre (review here), a master class in girls, gore, carnage, and comedy. Guaranteed to tutor you in terror, Sorority Party Massacre will be available on DVD for an MSRP of $22.98.
Beautiful sorority babes. An isolated island with nowhere to hide. A crazed killer targeting them one-by-one. Ah, the joys of higher learning...
An isolated town full of sexy college girls has a dangerous secret: One girl has gone missing each year for the last 20 years. A big-city cop, in danger of losing his badge, agrees to aid the town’s sheriff in investigating these unsolved disappearances. Quickly they realize that they are dealing with a psychotic killer whose brilliance has been twisted into a taste for terror, torture, and sorority sister torment. But when this party gets started, who will graduate – and who will be held back?
Directed by Chris W. Freeman and Justin Jones, and featuring a headline cast including Tom Downey (Mirror Image), Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules: The Legendary Journeys”), Ed O'Ross (“Six Feet Under”), Leslie Easterbrook (The Devil’s Rejects), Richard Moll (“Cold Case”), adult film legend Ron Jeremy, and new Scream Queens Marissa Skell, Eve Mauro, and Yvette Yates, Sorority Party Massacre teaches old school terror exploitation. This party is comedy camp at its shocking, slashing, sexy best!
Has the El Rey Network shown up on your cable/satellite provider's listings yet? It has on ours, and after watching this new trailer for "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series," we couldn't be happier! Check it out right here!
"From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" premieres on Tuesday, March 11th, at 9pm ET/PT.
The 10-episode series is produced in association with FactoryMade Ventures and created and executive produced by network founder and filmmaker Robert Rodriguez.
It centers around bank robber Seth Gecko (D.J. Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko (Zane Holtz), who are wanted by the FBI and Texas Rangers Earl McGraw (Don Johnson) and Freddie Gonzalez (Jesse Garcia) after a bank heist left several people dead.
While on the run to Mexico, Seth and Richie encounter former minister Jacob Fuller (Robert Patrick) and his family, whom they take hostage. Using the family RV to cross the Border, chaos ensues when the group detours to a strip club that is populated by vampires. They are forced to fight until dawn in order to get out alive.
Co-stars include Wilmer Valderrama as enigmatic crime lord Carlos; Madison Davenport as Kate Fuller; Brandon Soo Hoo as Scott Fuller; Adrianne Palicki as Vanessa Styles; Jake Busey as Professor Aiden Tanner; Lane Garrison as Pete; and Eiza González as Santánico Pandemonium.
The latest gore-fest known as Slaughter Daughter is heading at us like a speeding bullet, and we've got a taste of what's to come that's nothing short of finger-licking good. But wait... that's not all!
If you're in NYC and would like to attend the film's release screening and after party on February 11th, hosted by horror queens Leesa Rowland and Nicola Fiore and director Travis Campbell, we have a chance for you to score admission for two along with a copy of the DVD signed by the cast and crew.
Two runners-up will each receive a copy of the DVD.
To enter for your chance to win, just send us an E-MAIL HERE including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS. We’ll take care of the rest.
The contest is open only to residents of the U.S. and Canada, and the grand prize winner must make his/her own travel arrangements and cover expenses to attend the screening/party.
Brain Damage Films is set to unleash Slaughter Daughter on DVD and VOD in North America on February 4, 2014, just in time for Valentine's Day.
The heartwarming tale of a psychotic daughter who teams up with a jailed murderer to slay her mother on her wedding day, Slaughter Daughter will be coming to all major and minor cable/satellite VOD operators as well as major internet platforms including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu, Xbox Video, and more with DVD availability info to be announced.
Slaughter Daughter is the brainchild of director Travis Campbell and writer/producer Lauren Miller. “Slaughter Daughter is an inspirational film to me,” says Campbell. “I know this sounds strange since it is a horror movie; yet, making the film was an opportunity for me to get out of my comfort zone. I was excited to get inside the female psyche. Independent film is a hard business, and some say it is dead. There is no money and at the end of the night, you know you have to go back to the daily grind the next morning. My hope is my movie will stand out and rescue you from this monotony. With Slaughter Daughter I believe this is entirely possible.”
After being left at the altar five years ago, ex-beauty queen Farrah Adjani has receded into her own world. She lives at home in an apartment shared by her mother and aunt, and she rarely comes out of her room. She spends her time flipping through the 24-hour news cycle and feeding her obsession with Jackson Miles, a recently convicted serial killer.
Everything changes when her overbearing drunk of a mother returns home from her date, flashes a ring, and announces, 'Mommy's getting married!' Thrown into a tailspin, Farrah makes a drastic move to get noticed by Jackson Miles. She wants to learn everything Jackson knows about murder. Farrah never could be the perfect daughter, but can she be the perfect killer? On her mother's wedding day, she's planning to find out!
Now that his four Killjoy flicks have made it to ROKU and other online outlets including Full Moon Streaming, Charles Band and company got in touch with us and let us know that a fifth Killjoy movie is officially on its way... and the title is...
Killjoy: Psycho Circus. Oh, the implications! John Lechago (Killjoy’s Revenge and Killjoy Goes to Hell) directs.
The film, which is currently in pre-production, will premiere on Full Moon Streaming as an episodic feature; and Band and company are looking for a late 2014 premiere. We'll have more on the newest exploits of everyone's favorite revenge seeking killer clown as we get it!
For more in the interim head on over to FullMoonStreaming.com to see what horrors are ready to crawl their way into your homes and hearts! Oh, and in case you forgot, there's also the official Full Moon Horror website!
With the weekend finally in sight, the passing minutes have a way of feeling like hours. That's why we're here! To bring you distractions and keep you excited for the genre you know and love! Next up... the first look at Devon Downs and Kenny Gage's new fear film Parlor.
The film, which was shot entirely in Vilnius, Lithuania, and is now in post-production, is the vision of writing/directing team Kenny Gage and Devon Downs (producer of Raze and writers/directors of the upcoming Devil's Ink).
An all-star cast was assemble, leading with Robert LaSardo (Death Race, Junkie, Human Centipede) as The Artist. Tiffany DeMarco, Jordan James Smith, Anthony Del Negro, and Beth Humphreys co-star.
Parlor revolves around six young college hopefuls vacationing and partying in Eastern Europe that end up getting more than they bargained for when they unwillingly get caught up in a maniacal local's fiendish side business.
Sumthing Else Music Works is releasing the official soundtrack to Season 1 of "Metal Hurlant Chronicles," composed by BAFTA award-winning Danish composer Jesper Kyd, on February 25; and we have all the details here.
From the Press Release:
Sumthing Else Music Works will release Jesper Kyd's original music score from Season 1 of "METAL HURLANT CHRONICLES," the English-language science-fiction television series based on the popular comics anthology Métal Hurlant, also known internationally as Heavy Metal magazine.
Scheduled for a digital release on February 25, the official television soundtrack composed by BAFTA award-winning and Billboard/MTV VMA nominated composer Jesper Kyd (Assassin's Creed, Borderlands, Hitman) is now available for pre-order at Sumthing.com. The soundtrack will also be released on iTunes in North America and throughout Europe on February 25.
In the lineage of cult series such as "The Twillight Zone," "The Outer Limits," and "Tales From the Crypt," "METAL HURLANT CHRONICLES" is the science fiction live-action adaptation of stories from the eponymous world-renowned magazine that gave birth in the United States to Heavy Metal. From 1960s Cold War drama to distant future, fantasy to medieval, "METAL HURLANT CHRONICLES" spans a wide range of self-contained stories linked together by an asteroid, called the "Métal Hurlant," which passes close to the planet where each episode's story is taking place, thereby changing the outcome.
"I really enjoy working on multiple genres, and Métal Hurlant provides a unique creative opportunity to score every episode with its own sound," says Jesper Kyd. "Since each story takes place in a different time (future/past) and on different worlds, the music style is always different from episode to episode. The element that ties them together is the science-fiction/fantasy genre, which is present in all the episodes."
The first season of "METAL HURLANT CHRONICLES" (2012) stars Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), James Marsters ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), Joe Flanigan ("Stargate Atlantis"), Michael Jai White (Spawn), Darren Shahlavi ("Arrow"), Scott Adkins (Zero Dark Thirty), and Kelly Brook ("Smallville"). The series is currently showing in 22 countries across Europe.
Kyd's credits include the faded Americana acoustic score for Microsoft's STATE OF DECAY, the fastest selling original game on Xbox Live Arcade, and the surreal fantasy score for the action-adventure DARKSIDERS II, created by comic book writer/artist Joe Madureira, which garnered numerous critic accolades, including Entertainment Weekly's "Most Played Best Songs of 2012," Machinima's "Top 5 Songs of 2012," "Best Video Game Score of 2012," and "Top 10 Best Video Game Scores Ever" from Minnesota Public Radio.
Kyd is currently scoring several next generation video games as well as Season Two of "METAL HURLANT CHRONICLES," starring Michael Biehn (Aliens, The Terminator) and John Rhys-Davies (The Lord of the Rings), scheduled for broadcast across Europe in 2014.
For more information on Sumthing Else Music Works and its complete catalog of video game soundtracks, visit Sumthing.com, "like" Sumthing Else Music Works on Facebook, and follow Sumthing Else Music Works on Twitter (@SumthingDigital).
Back in November we learned that The CW was developing "iZombie," based on the Vertigo comic characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and now they've given it an official pilot green light. But that's not all...
In addition to fast-tracking "iZombie" (more on that below), the network has given the tentative title of "Supernatural: Tribes" to the backdoor "Supernatural" spinoff episode set in Chicago, written by Andrew Dabb and directed by Robert Singer. Look for it later this season.
Now, as for "iZombie," it's being written by "Veronica Mars" creator Rob Thomas and his frequent collaborator Diane Ruggiero. Thomas and Rugierro, who co-wrote the upcoming Veronica Mars movie, are executive producing with Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge.
The potential series from Warner Bros. TV and Rob Thomas Productions, is a supernatural crime procedural that centers on a med student-turned-zombie who takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head.
We should have more soon so stay tuned!
It's been awhile since last we heard anything regarding Christopher Denham's new film, Preservation, but with the European Film Market now looming in the distance, we have an update for you cats! Read on!
From the Press Release
XYZ Films announces that it has picked up worldwide sales rights to writer/director Christopher Denham’s latest horror/thriller, PRESERVATION, starring Wrenn Schmidt ("Boardwalk Empire"), Aaron Staton ("Mad Men"), and Pablo Schreiber (HBO's upcoming "The Brink," "Orange Is the New Black").
Jennifer Dubin and Cora Olson of Present Pictures are producing, with executive producing duties handled by Connie Cummings and Anne Renton of Certainty Films. PRESERVATION will be introduced to buyers by XYZ Films at the European Film Market in February.
In the film, Wit (Schmidt), a brainy anesthesiologist, heads out on a hunting trip in a forest preserve with her husband, Mike (Staton), a hedge fund manager, and his brother, Sean (Schreiber), a former Marine. But when the brothers are stalked and captured, Wit must unleash her own animal instincts or else end up a trophy.
"Chris has crafted a stylish and incredibly suspenseful piece of storytelling that takes the genre conventions and turns them inside out. With memorable performances that stand out as some of the best we've seen in a long time, we're proud to collaborate with such a clever filmmaker," said XYZ Films.
“Chris is a filmmaker we are extremely excited about. We’ve been fans of his script for a long time and are over the moon to have had the opportunity to produce this movie with Certainty Films. We’re thrilled to partner with XYZ at this stage to bring this movie and Chris’ unique voice to the market. We think it’s going to turn some heads,” said Dubin.
Denham recently wrote and directed the critically-acclaimed HOME MOVIE (released by IFC Films), for which he won the Citizen Kane award for “Best New Director” at the Sitges International Film Festival and the Silver Audience Award at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival. Additionally, he appeared in Ben Affleck's Academy Award-winning ARGO, for which he received a SAG Award for Best Ensemble Performance.
The film’s cinematographer, Nicola B. Marsh, also shot this year's Oscar nominated documentary 20 FEET FROM STARDOM.
XYZ Films executive produced and handled international sales on the hit action film THE RAID: REDEMPTION, which was released by Sony Pictures Classics. They are also handling international sales on the recent Sundance competition film LIFE AFTER BETH, starring Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, Anna Kendrick, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Matthew Gray Gubler, Cheryl Hines, and Paul Reiser. At the EFM they will also be selling Kevin Smith’s horror film TUSK and the Maori actioner THE DEAD LANDS from director Toa Fraser.
XYZ Films produced and is handling world sales on THE RAID 2 from writer/director Gareth Huw Evans as well as KILLERS, which is co-directed by Timo Tjahjanto and Kimo Stamboel (The Mo Brothers). Both films were world premieres at Sundance.
Demons. To quote Micah Sloat from Paranormal Activity... they suck. Still, they make great fodder for movies, and right now we've got the first word on the latest project from Gonzalo López-Gallego (Apollo 18, Open Grave).
From the Press Release
Atlas Independent, the affiliate company of Charles Roven’s Atlas Entertainment, announced today that they will produce SANCTUARY VS. SANCTUARY, which will be directed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego (APOLLO 18, OPEN GRAVE) from a script written by Ryne Douglas Pearson (KNOWING).
William Green and Aaron Ginsburg will produce for Atlas Independent. Atlas Entertainment’s Richard Suckle, Unbroken Pictures’ Bryan Bertino (THE STRANGERS) and Adrienne Biddle will executive produce. Highland Film Group (HFG) will handle worldwide sales and will introduce the film to international buyers at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin.
SANCTUARY VS. SANCTUARY follows three documentarians who travel to South America to investigate a town which mysteriously disappeared from the map. The trio are led to the ultimate enigma after a series of misfortunate occurrences: an immense concrete structure located in the middle of the missing town, with no entrances or exits.
“We intend to make a commercial horror film with one of the leading directors of the genre at the helm," said Atlas Independent’s William Green and Aaron Ginsburg. This will be the third collaboration between Atlas Independent and Gonzalo following OPEN GRAVE and THE MAN ON CARRION ROAD, which will begin production in April.
We learned recently that Jeremy Davies ("Lost," "Justified") will be guest starring in Season 2 of "Hannibal," and now we have more details, including who will be joining him!
Per TV Guide, Davies (pictured) and The Three Stooges star Chris Diamantopoulos will appear in the NBC horror drama's second season as somewhat of a team.
Davies will appear in two episodes as Peter Bernardone, an animal rescue worker who becomes a suspect when a bizarre murder is discovered at a stable where he once worked.
Diamantopoulos will play Clark Ingram, Peter's longtime social worker who has perhaps been too influential in his client's life. They will both appear in Episode 2.08 with Davies returning for Episode 2.09.
“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.
The show's second season will also feature returning guest stars Gillian Anderson, Eddie Izzard, and Raul Esparza as well as newcomers Jonathan Tucker 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.
If hearing Nicolas Cage mutter the line “If she’s gonna run off with another man, why not Jesus, huh?” doesn’t make you look to the heavens and thank the Lord for the bountiful b-movie harvest we are about receive, then nothing will ever make you a believer.
The original Kirk Cameron-starring Left Behind films were the height of “Rapture porn” more interested in preaching to the choir than reaching out to the unwashed masses.
The forthcoming $15 million reboot starring Nicolas Cage, Ashley Tisdale, Chad Michael Murray, Nicky Whelan, Lea Thompson, and Jordin Sparks, according to producer Paul LaLonde, aims to be more mainstream in its sensibilities by weaving End Times “Rapture porn” with traditional disaster movie tropes.
An airborne 747 is heading to London when, without any warning, passengers mysteriously disappear from their seats. Terror and chaos spread not only through the plane but also worldwide as unusual events continue to unfold. For those who have been left behind, the apocalypse has just begun.
It's been a long time since there’s been anything to report about the reboot of the popular Christian franchise – until today, when the first new Left Behind clip surfaced via Coming Soon. If this is a sign of things to come, then we’re in for some classic Caginess. LaLonde specifies that the music is temporary and the image has not been color corrected. He fails to explain why he felt this was a good clip to sell the general public on.
On tap right now for you vampire lovers are three vignettes that take you behind the scenes of the upcoming horror comedy Chastity Bites. Check 'em out and look for much more on this flick soon! Until then... stay outta the sun!
From the Press Release
Weirdsmobile Productions wants you to prepare for the release of the horror comedy CHASTITY BITES, hitting DVD on February 11, 2014, from GRAND ENTERTAINMENT GROUP. The DVD will include an exclusive "Behind-the-Scenes" featurette and official trailer.
"We are thrilled to be working with Grand on the DVD release of CHASTITY BITES,” says writer and producer Lotti Pharriss Knowles. “Their enthusiasm for the movie was evident from the beginning, and their entrepreneurial spirit as a new company fits perfectly with our first indie feature."
“This horror comedy is sure to be hit with a variety of audiences," states David Rand, President of Grand Entertainment Group. "If you are a fan of Scream or Mean Girls, CHASTITY BITES is one to check out.”
The film is directed by John V. Knowles (short film Shadow.Net), written/produced by Lotti Pharriss Knowles (I Am Divine, Vito), and stars Allison Scagliotti (Syfy's "Warehouse 13"), Francia Raisa (ABC Family's "Secret Life of the American Teenager"), Louise Griffiths (Unknown Caller, The Revenant"), Eddy Rioseco (ABC's "Parenthood"), Amy Okuda (The Guild), Sarah Stouffer (Bloomington), Lindsey Morgan (ABC's "General Hospital"), Laura Niemi (FX's “Justified”), Jennifer Gimenez (Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"), Greer Grammer (MTV's "Awkward"), and Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator).
In the early 1600's Countess Elizabeth Bathory slaughtered more than 600 young women, believing if she bathed in the blood of virgins that she would stay young and beautiful forever. Still alive today, she’s found a perfect hunting ground for her "Botox" as an abstinence educator at a high school in red state America. But will a brave, young feminist blogger and journalist for the school paper finally put an end to the Blood Countess's reign of terror and save her best friend from being the next victim?
IFC Midnight has released some high resolution images (some new, some old) for Joe Begos' Almost Human (review), and because we feel that this is a film that NEEDS to be on your radar, we have 'em for you here.
IFC Midnight will be releasing Almost Human in select theaters and on VOD February 21st. Written, directed, and produced by Joe Begos, the film stars Graham Skipper, Josh Ethier, and Vanessa Leigh.
Two years ago Mark disappeared from his home in a brilliant flash of light. His friend Seth was the last person to see him alive. Now, a string of murders leads Seth to believe that Mark is back.
It's been a bumpy road, but the Winchesters are back together and hunting; and in this clip from Episode 9.13, "The Purge," Dean finds a food oasis. Check it out along with a new promo for The CW in 2014.
"Supernatural" Episode 9.13 - "The Purge" (airs 2/4/14, 9-10pm)
SAM AND DEAN GO UNDERCOVER AT A SPA — Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) investigate recent murders where the victims were hundreds of pounds lighter after their deaths.
Suspecting witches, the two go undercover at a fancy day spa that all of the victims had attended for weight loss. While Sam is hired as a fitness instructor, Dean takes kitchen duty.
After Dean swipes some tainted food and passes out, the guys realize someone is drugging the guests and literally sucking all of the fat out of them until they die. Phil Sgriccia directed the episode written by Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder.
In next week's Episode 4.04 of "Being Human," the cleverly titled "Panic Womb," Susanna Fournier returns as Zoe. To give you a taste of what she's up to, here are several stills from the ep, which also includes the return of Aidan's new love interest, Kat.
"Being Human" stars Sam Witwer as vampire Aidan, Meaghan Rath as ghost (and new witch) Sally, and Sam Huntington and Kristen Hager as werewolves Josh and Nora.
"Being Human" Episode 4.04 - "Panic Womb (airs 2/3/14)
Aidan's vampire relationships continue as his human romance with Kat (Deanna Russo) becomes more serious; a couple give Josh and Nora a glimpse into their possible future; and Sally asks an old friend for help solving the mystery of "Lil' Smokie."
The headline says it all. Expect more and more classic Godzilla titles to find their way to Blu-ray in the coming months as the May release of the big budget American reboot approaches.
Even King Kong is getting some hi-def lovin’ thanks to the King of the Monsters' resurgence.
King Kong vs. Godzilla may not ever get critical respect, but it has more than earned its status as one of the all-time great b-movies. The forerunner to the Alien vs. Predator, Freddy vs. Jason, Puppet Master vs. Demonic Toys, and Batman vs. Superman of today, the King of the Monsters and the 8th Wonder of the World squared off for the one and only time in this 1963 Toho monsterpiece.
When an underhanded pharmaceutical company goes to a remote tropical island to steal King Kong for advertising purposes, they get more than they bargained for when the gigantic ape attacks an unsuspecting village and an enormous octopus. Meanwhile, far below the sea, a submarine crew unleashes reptilian terror when they melt a block of ice and release the ferocious Godzilla from his icy lair. When both destructive monsters descend on Tokyo, it's a fight that holds the future of mankind in the balance in this knock-out film that was the first theatrical release to bring its larger-than-life contenders to the big screen in glorious color.
Toho's less-than-kingly take on King Kong would return again to the big screen to do battle with dinosaurs, a robot version of himself, and a diabolical supervillain named Dr. Who in 1968’s King Kong Escapes. The movie, co-produced by Rankin/Bass, aka the folks behind countless classic stop-motion Christmas specials like “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” was designed to be a big screen version of a popular “King Kong” Saturday morning cartoon of the era.
King Kong, having fallen in love with the beautiful Lt. Susan Watson (Linda Miller), is kidnapped from his Mondo Island home by the evil Dr. Hu (Eisei Amamoto) to dig for precious gems in a mine when the robot MechaKong is unable to complete the task. Soon, though, the machine and the real Kong engage in a tremendous battle that threatens to level Japan.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment is wasting no time getting these two onto high definition before Godzilla comes stomping back on the big screen this summer. Both films will be released on Blu-ray April 1st in 1080p with a DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono track. Alas, both will come barebones with no special features. That probably explains why they’re both currently available on Amazon for the bargain price of $13.99 each.
Well then. Hot on the heels of Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster, Godzilla on Monster Island, and Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster, that now marks four vintage Godzilla movies announced for Blu-ray in less than a week. What will next week bring hi-def word of? I’m hoping for Godzilla vs. the Cosmic Monster and Terror of Mechagodzilla, myself.
Another horrifying urban legend comes to life in Don't Knock Twice, which has just been picked up by Content Film and will be haunting the hallowed halls of the upcoming European Film Market. Read on for all the paranormal details!
From the Press Release
Content announced today that it will be reuniting with Caradog James and John Giwa-Amu of Red & Black Films on their latest title, DON'T KNOCK TWICE, with worldwide pre-sales to begin at the European Film Market in Berlin.
Caradog James (THE MACHINE, LITTLE WHITE LIES) will direct from a script by Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler. DON'T KNOCK TWICE will be produced by John Giwa-Amu and Seymour Films' Claire Moorsom. Content’s Jamie Carmichael will serve as executive producer.
Content first partnered with Red & Black Films on Caradog James’ sci-fi action thriller THE MACHINE (review here), which had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film festival last year.
Content's Jamie Carmichael said: "We’re really happy to be working with Crad and John again and [are] delighted that Claire is on board. DON'T KNOCK TWICE has all the high concept scares we love.”
The production team said: "Following the success of The Machine, we're very excited to be partnering with Content again on this chilling supernatural thriller."
In the vein of Candyman and The Ring, DON’T KNOCK TWICE is a psychologically terrifying, twisted urban legend which is set to begin pre-production in the spring of 2014.
Caradog James is repped in the US by Lawrence Mattis and Ashley Berns at Circle of Confusion and JAB Management in the UK.
Content also recently announced it will be selling worldwide rights to Dan Bush's supernatural heist thriller THE TRUST (more on that here) at EFM.
Poster via Shock Till You Drop.
As Clive Barker himself works on scripting a remake to Hellraiser, another one of his stories is about to find its way in front of the cameras. Want details? Read on!
Screen Daily reports that Raven Banner Enterainment has optioned Barker's short story "Jacqueline Ess: Her Will and Testament," which originally appeared in his anthology novel The Books of Blood. Many stories from the anthology have been turned into feature films in the past, including Rawhead Rex and Midnight Meat Train.
"Jacqueline Ess" tells the story of a beautiful woman with the ability to horrifically change people’s body shapes simply with her mind. Her ability gives her the power to grant men the ultimate sexual experience, albeit one that always proves fatal. It’s a story of sex, power, and the extremes that await us at the limits of desire.
Raven Banner will produce with Barker’s Seraphim Films on board to executive produce. The deal was negotiated by Raven Banner partners Michael Paszt, James Fler, and Andrew Hunt, with Noor Ahmed of Reder & Feig LLP negotiating on behalf of Seraphim.
The film is currently being scripted and is slated to go into production in the fall of 2014.
NECA is bringing more old school goodness directly to your toy shelf as they've just unveiled the latest in their line of figures based on classic Nintendo Entertainment System games. Even cooler? Their classic monkeying around has also begun!
Below you'll find your first look at the 8-Bit Predator figure along with great photos of the Soldier Ape, Dr. Zaius, and Cornelius figures from NECA's upcoming classic Planet of the Apes series. Personally I'm far more stoked about the ape figures. Growing up, I had the classic MEGO apes, and these are right up there with them in terms of the coolness factor!
The Predator figure will be coming in May, and the Apes will arrive we're guessing sometime around the release of the new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in July.