Europeans are known for their hospitality, but Stephen King fans in France and Germany must have gone above and beyond when he visited them last year because the author has penned a new story just for them! We have the details and artwork here.
Per King's official website:
Stephen's visit in Germany and France last November was not only for his fans a very special event, but also for him. To thank all his German and French fans for their warm welcome, he came up with a great idea: He wrote a story, "Bad Little Kid."
It will be available in e-book format from 14th of March just in German (Böser kleiner Junge) and French (Sale Gosse).
Synopsis (via Stephen King France on Facebook):
"Remember, it comes back as a child..."
A devilish kid who inevitably causes the disappearance of loved ones, a dirty kid who led the accounting officer George Hallas in the corridor of death. And that could one day cross your path...
John Regan is nothing if not tenacious. We've been covering his project Sherwood Horror since 2009, with the last update given over four years ago. Still, he's holding on to his dream, and you have to appreciate that. Here's a pair of new stills from his upcoming proof of concept trailer, which we should see soon.
In the movie ex-con Rob Locksley returns home after a six-year absence to find his town under the rule of vampires. He must join forces with his old roughneck hunting buddies to wage war against the evil sheriff and his horde of blood-sucking minions.
Alma Saraci takes on the role of Marian, an elitist vampire, who is taken hostage by Locksley and his companions and begins to see Rob as someone worthy of being by her side. Bill McKinney, Taymour Ghazi, Terry Jernigan, Mike Powers, Paul Proios, and Austin Two-Feathers co-star.
No, your eyes don't deceive you. This is indeed another story about a film in which one actor is playing two characters who look alike. Up now is the official trailer for Richard Ayoade's dark comedy The Double.
You'll find the film in theatres and on iTunes May 9th from Magnolia Pictures.
The Double is directed by Richard Ayoade, who co-wrote the script with Avi Korine based on a Fyodor Dostoevsky novella.
It stars Jesse Eisenberg in a dual role along with Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Yasmin Paige, Noah Taylor, James Fox, Cathy Moriarty, Chris O'Dowd, Sally Hawkins, Craig Roberts, and Paddy Considine.
For more info visit The Double on Facebook.
Simon James is a ghost. Friends, family, and coworkers meet his every action with complete indifference. He grimly goes through the motions, hoping for recognition that never comes. All of this changes when James Simon arrives.
Physically, James and Simon are dead ringers. Yet, in temperament, James is everything Simon is not: personable, spontaneous, assertive, and desirable. When James begins to take over Simon’s life, he is forced to act.
Jesse Eisenberg’s fantastic double performance is bolstered by a cast of seasoned character actors who bring Simon James’ gloomy retro world to life. Directed with a deftly comic hand and assured visual technique by Richard Ayoade, The Double is a stylish black comedy with acerbic wit to spare.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Denis Villeneuve made a formidable team for last year's Prisoners, and now they've joined up again for the psychosexual thriller Enemy. Here are a NSFW teaser and a pair of featurettes to get you acquainted with the film.
We're also throwing in several stills and the official trailer since we missed it when it was released a few weeks ago.
Enemy, which is now available exclusively on DirecTV, will be opening in Southern California theaters March 21st courtesy of A24 Films (see the locations below).
The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon, and Isabella Rossellini. It's directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Javier Gullón based on the novel The Double (O Homem Duplicado) by José Saramago.
Enemy tells the story of a university lecturer named Adam (Gyllenhaal) who is nearing the end of a relationship with his girlfriend, Mary (Laurent). One night, while watching a film, Adam spots a minor actor who looks just like him. Consumed by the desire to meet his double, Adam tracks down Anthony, an actor living with his pregnant wife, Helen (Gadon), and engages him in a complex and dangerous struggle. The film is a haunting and provocative psychosexual thriller about duality and identity, where in the end only one man will survive.
MARCH 21ST LOCATIONS
SUNDANCE SUNSET CINEMAS - WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
LAEMMLE'S MONICA 4-PLEX - SANTA MONICA, CA
LAEMMLE'S NOHO 7 - NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA
LAEMMLE'S TOWN CENTER 5 - ENCINO, CA
LAEMMLE'S CLAREMONT 5 - CLAREMONT, CA
EXPANDING MARCH 28TH TO INCLUDE
LOS FELIZ 3 CINEMAS - LOS ANGELES, CA
LAEMMLE'S PLAYHOUSE 7 CINEMAS - PASADENA, CA
ART THEATER - LONG BEACH, CA
WESTLAKE VILLAGE TWIN THEATRE - WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA
REGENCY SOUTH COAST VILLAGE 3 - SANTA ANA, CA
REGENCY DIRECTOR'S CUT CINEMA AT RANCHO NIGUEL - LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA
The definitive living dead documentary which YOU helped to make happen is getting ready to make its premiere at the upcoming SXSW Film Festival, and we've got an exclusive clip for you along with details on when YOU will be able to see the film! Read on!
From the Press Release
Premium entertainment network EPIX announced today that Doc of the Dead will premiere at the SXSW Film Festival on March 10 and on EPIX on Saturday, March 15, at 8PM ET.
The feature-length EPIX Original Documentary, directed by Alexandre O. Philippe, examines the rise and evolution of zombies in film, television, and literature and the impact on pop culture. Many of the genre’s most influential figures are featured in the film, including the “Godfather of the zombie genre” George A. Romero (Dawn of the Dead), actors Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) and Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead), producer Greg Nicotero ("The Walking Dead"), and acclaimed author Max Brooks (bestsellers The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z).
Doc of the Dead premieres on EPIX March 15 at 8PM ET as part of an all-day Zombie-thon celebrating the full range of zombie movies from a newly re-mastered HD version of director George Romero’s seminal cult classic Night of the Living Dead, with a special introduction by Max Brooks, to the world television premiere of this summer’s blockbuster addition to the zombie movie cannon, World War Z starring Brad Pitt.
Zombie-thon on EPIX begins at 6AM ET on March 15 and continues through the dead of night. Follow the marathon on Twitter via #Zombiethon, and for more information on Doc of the Dead click here.
EPIX Zombie-thon - Saturday, March 15 (all times eastern)
Here in the States The Invoking has been available since mid-February, and on May 12th those of you in the UK will have a chance to add it your DVD collections courtesy of Image Entertainment UK.
The film is directed by Jeremy Berg and stars Trin Miller, Brandon Anthony, Josh Truax, and D'Angelo Midili.
In your childhood home some things can be buried – but the truth will come back and kill.
Raised by foster parents, Sam (Miller) claims to remember nothing of her childhood… but it remembers her. When she discovers she has inherited a property, she invites three friends to join her on a trip that will change their lives forever.
A young reclusive caretaker, a childhood friend of Sam’s, is there to greet them; but something else is waiting for her in the house, something dark and deadly. The ghosts of a past she has long forgotten are coming back to haunt her with a pounding, slashing, raging terror.
The Olympics couldn't dethrone "The Walking Dead" from its reign over the highly coveted 18-49 demo; can the Oscars? We say watch both, and then take a look "inside" tonight's Ep. 4.12, "Still," followed by a sneak peek of Ep. 4.13, "Alone."
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, 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.
"The Walking Dead" Episode 4.12 - "Still" (aired 3/2/14)
Faced with the day-to-day survival of life outside shelter, a simple request by someone in the group leads to a bizarre but enlightening mission. Written by Angela Kang; directed by Julius Ramsay.
"The Walking Dead" Episode 4.13 - "Alone" (airs 3/9/14)
As one group finds what may be an ideal shelter, another group comes to realize that the best protection comes from those around them. Written by Curtis Gwinn and directed by Ernest Dickerson.
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.
Someone is going to die on "Teen Wolf" tomorrow night, and even though killing Stiles may be one way to save him, we're pretty sure it's not the only way. Check out this extended preview of Episode 3.21, "The Fox and the Hound," and place your bets on who it's gonna be.
"Teen Wolf" stars Tyler Posey as Scott McCall, Crystal Reed as Allison Argent, Dylan O'Brien as Stiles, Tyler Hoechlin as Derek Hale, Holland Roden as Lydia Martin, Daniel Sharman as Isaac Lahey, and Ian Bohen as Peter Hale. Season 3B guest stars include Arden Cho and Shelley Hennig.
"Teen Wolf" Episode 3.21 - "The Fox and the Wolf" (air date 3/3/14):
An important clue is revealed in the story of a World War II internment camp. Kira's (Cho) role is more crucial, and she discovers unusual abilities.
File this one under "casual cannibalism," kids, as we have just come one step closer to Soylent Green as meat maker Bite Labs has found a way to combine celebrity tissue samples and animal products to create some fine salamis. Yep, didn't think I'd be writing about this today. Or even this year.
From the Bite Labs website:
"We start with top-quality ingredients and time-honored recipes for the creation of fine cured meats. We mix celebrity and animal meats, grown inhouse through a proprietary culturing process, into curated salami blends. Starting with biopsied myoblast cells, we grow our healthy, rich meats in Bite Labs’ own bioreactors. Our process yields high-quality, luxury protein, in a sustainable manner that eliminates the environmental and ethical concerns associated with traditional livestock production.”
Yep... we're all doomed. Enjoy the ride while it lasts. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go check if they have any of Keith Richards' mescaline-soaked pork loin left in stock.
E.L. Katz' Cheap Thrills is now available on VOD, and to further entice you to order it up and enjoy, we have a new clip which examines just how far some people would go to make a quick hundred or five. Check it out!
The acclaimed comic thriller Cheap Thrills is now available exclusively on the Movies On Demand platform of Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Cox Communications, and Bright House Networks cable systems, prior to its March 21st theatrical and digital VOD release. Cheap Thrills joins a select few titles to receive pre-theatrical debuts exclusively on cable.
The directorial debut from E.L. Katz, Cheap Thrills was acquired by Drafthouse Films, in partnership with Snoot Entertainment, following its world premiere at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival, where it won the "Midnighters Audience Award." Cinedigm holds the home entertainment distribution rights, including DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, and digital platforms.
Cheap Thrills follows Craig (Pat Healy), a struggling family man who loses his low-wage job and is threatened with eviction. In an effort to delay facing the music at home, he heads to a local bar and encounters an old friend (Ethan Embry). The two friends are roped into a round of drinks by a charismatic and obscenely wealthy stranger (David Koechner) along with his mysterious wife (Sara Paxton). The couple engages the two friends in a series of innocent dares in exchange for money over the course of the evening, with each challenge upping the ante in both reward and boundaries. It seems like easy and much needed money, but the couple’s twisted sense of humor pushes just how far Craig and his friend are willing to go for money and cheap thrills.
2013 Was home to one of the most frightening news stories that the world has ever seen. I speak of the truly mysterious case of Elisa Lam. Let me tell you, not much scares me. Her story however? Yeah, her story scares the hell out of me. As does the video of her last living moments.
Deadline is reporting that Sony Pictures and Matt Tolmach Productions have acquired The Bringing, a horror spec script written by Brandon and Phillip Murphy and based on an actual place and series of events.
The spec is based on a woman, Elisa Lam, who was found dead in a water tank on the roof of the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles. That’s the place that killers like Richard Ramirez called home at one time or another and where suicides have occurred. Footage of Lam’s bizarre inexplicable behavior in an elevator before her death became a massive internet sensation, and this has been turned into the story of the man investigating her death and the nightmare he stumbles into.
For those of you who aren't familiar with this case...
Lam, who was only 21, was last seen at the Cecil Hotel on January 31st, 2013, according to L.A. police. Her parents had reported her missing, and her body was discovered, nude and floating in the water tower of the hotel (a drinking source for residents), where she apparently was for two weeks. Now, if you can believe it, here’s where the story gets REALLY disturbing.
Lam’s final moments were caught on the elevator security camera of the hotel. The footage you see below was taken moments before her death. In it you’ll see Lam acting very strangely. She appears to be running from or hiding from someone... or something. Most perplexing about the video is that the door stays open the entire time, nearly four minutes. Then Lam contorts into some really frightening way that has to be seen to really be described, and the elevator doors shut. Then open and shut several times before the video ends. Watch the video, and then I’ll tell you about how this story gets even stranger.
A maintenance worker discovered the body while looking into complaints about the water pressure in the building. Guests had been drinking and bathing with water contaminated by a body that had been decomposing for nearly two weeks. So how did she get there? The water tower on top of the building was 15 feet high and locked. To gain access to said tower, Lam would have had to have passed silently through two locked and alarmed doors first. Apparently she did so. All doors were still locked. No alarms were ever tripped. There are 100's of stories about this on the internet reported by every reputable news agency that there is. Some people say she was possessed or attacked by a ghost. If this is the case, then this is the only known footage of such an occurrence.
In the end her death was ruled as “accidental.” Mind you, her clothes were never found. Nothing about this story makes any sense.
Here are more videos on the incident:
Jose Pendres' new flick, The Divine Tragedies, has commenced filming; and to celebrate, we have an all-new one-sheet for you cats to ogle. Check it out, and look for more on this one soon!
From the Press Release
Writer/director Jose Prendes (THE HAUNTING OF WHALEY HOUSE) and producers Jon and James Kondelik are excited to announce the beginning of principal photography for their fever dream of a film: THE DIVINE TRAGEDIES.
THE DIVINE TRAGEDIES, based loosely on the famous Leopold and Loeb murder case, tells the tale of Charles Brubaker (Graham Denman, The Haunting of Whaley House) and his half-brother Thomas Lo Bianco (Jon Kondelik, Airplane Vs. Volcano), who were raised by their arthritis-twisted, alcoholic Mother (Barbara Crampton). The boys concoct a deadly game to test their superior intelligence against the dimwitted masses. This game will eventually lead to murder, and when Genevieve, a beautiful single mother, enters their lives, they finally find the perfect girl for their first kill. But problems arise when they quickly discover that Detective Homer Gaul (Ken Foree), a cop with a very special gift, is hot on their trail.
Here is the first look at the exquisite poster for the mind trip film, designed by artist Devin Koehler.
“I love the poster Devin has created for us,” says producer Jon Kondelik. “We’ve worked with him on several projects before, and he continues to amaze us with his pieces that are loving throwbacks to the days of the classic artworks from the 70s and 80s.”
Joe Carroll has a new follower who'll be joining the fray in "The Following" Season 2 as it's just been announced that Mackenzie Marsh (Hiding in the Open) has signed on for a recurring guest role as Tilda.
Per TV Guide, Tilda is a woman with anger issues who forms an attachment to the escaped serial killer. Though she's feisty on the outside, Tilda also has a deep sense of insecurity stemming from years of ridicule as well as a soft romantic side that has yet to be uncovered.
Given his activities thus far this season, we're pretty sure Joe will have no problem uncovering said romantic side.
The wildly fun Nurse 3D (review) is coming home in April, and right now we've got the official word on what to expect once it gets here other than a 1080p look at Paz de la Huerta's commanding vagina.
From the Press Release
Sexy starlets Paz de la Huerta (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” Enter the Void) and Katrina Bowden (TV’s “30 Rock”) turn up the heat in the wickedly entertaining thriller Nurse, arriving on 3D Blu-ray (plus 2D Blu-ray and Digital HD UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), and Digital HD April 8 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
The film is currently on Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View. The scintillating horror film about a nurse with a secret double life as a murderous vixen also stars Corbin Bleu (the High School Musical franchise) and Judd Nelson (St. Elmo’s Fire, The Breakfast Club).
By day nurse Abby Russell (de la Huerta) lovingly attends to the patients at All Saints Memorial Hospital; by night Abby prowls nightclubs, luring unfaithful men into dangerous liaisons. After Danni (Bowden), a young, sensitive nurse, joins the hospital staff, Abby pursues her friendship. But when the friendship turns to obsession, Danni spurns Abby, unleashing Abby’s fury and a rampage of terror.
Directed by Douglas Aarniokoski (The Day), who also co-wrote the film with David Loughery (Obsessed), Nurse comes packed with exclusive bonus materials including a “making of” featurette, a behind-the-scenes video where actors Katrina Bowden and Corbin Bleu film themselves on and off set to give us an inside look at the bloody, good fun they had while filming, and an audio commentary with director Aarniokoski. The Nurse Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail prices of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.
The latest installment in the budding Cabin Fever franchise has finally been picked up for distribution here in the States, and we have all the bloody details for ya today. Dig in, fiends!
From the Press Release
Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment brand, has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the next installment to the cult hit CABIN FEVER. The announcement was made today by Image Entertainment’s Chief Acquisition Officer, Bill Bromiley.
The horror/thriller CABIN FEVER: PATIENT ZERO was directed by Kaare Andrews (Altitude and The ABCs of Death) and stars Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Currie Graham (Pompeii, “NYPD Blue”), Ryan Donowho (Soldiers of Fortune), Mitch Ryan (“One Tree Hill”), and Jillian Murray (Bad Ass). Image Entertainment will release the film on video-on-demand and in theaters in the summer of 2014.
“Eli Roth’s original CABIN FEVER was a smashing success, establishing a huge cult following,” said Bromiley. “We are proud to be a part of this franchise, distributing the third installment under the vision of Kaare Andrews. His commitment to stay true to this series will keep audiences wanting more.”
CABIN FEVER: PATIENT ZERO tells the story of a group of friends enjoying a bachelor weekend on a yacht in the Caribbean. As they run ashore to explore a remote island, they stumble upon an abandoned research facility, where a massacre from a deadly virus is unleashed. They must find a way to survive before the flesh-eating disease consumes them all. Their answer – an uninfected survivor: “Patient Zero.”
CABIN FEVER: PATIENT ZERO was written Jake Wade Wall (The Hitcher) and produced by original CABIN FEVER producer Evan Astrowsky.
The deal was negotiated by Mark Ward for Image Entertainment and Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard with Voltage Pictures and Indomina Productions on behalf of the filmmakers.
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 another clip from the flick and your first look at the film's making-of featurette.
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.
In Fear will also enjoy several U.S. exclusive theatrical engagements starting Friday, March 7th.
Starring Iain De Caestecker (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”), Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures), and Allen Leech (“Downton Abbey”), 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.
Whenever a big-time movie comes out, or is in the works, it's inevitable that a low-budget "mockbuster" will come along to capitalize on it and make a quick buck. Can't wait for Jurassic World? Then allow us to introduce you to Zombie Safari!
A clear attempt to cash in on the impending Jurassic Park sequel, Zombie Safari takes place inside a zombie-infested theme park, and we've got a couple pieces of familiar looking artwork for ya today. Hmm, where have we seen these before?!
No writer or director has been announced, but we do know that Mark Burman (Piranha Sharks) is attached to produce.
Years after the zombie apocalypse, life has returned to normal. A billionaire, driven mad by what happened to his family years ago, opens a zombie safari theme park. But when the power goes out, nothing is left to stop these “captive” zombies from escaping.
Turkish mythology contains a creature known as Gulyabani, essentially their version of "The Boogeyman." Turkish filmmaker Orcun Benli brings the legend to life with the aptly titled Gulyabani, an upcoming horror flick that pits a group of sexy young ladies against the nightmarish monster.
Get up close and personal with the mythological beast by checking out a handful of stills and the first trailer!
A group of friends travel to a house in the forest and discover the spirit of the place when they try to predict future events. The legend of a fortune-telling ghoul overtakes them, and they will soon realize that they are in the area of the Boogeyman…
A new featurette has arrived from WGN America that gives us a behind-the-scenes, inside look at the world of "Salem." Check it out to get yourselves ready for the show's April premiere.
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.
“Salem,” premiering on Sunday, April 20th, 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.
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”) as the ruthless but vulnerable Mary Sibley, Salem’s most powerful enchantress; Shane West (“Nikita,” “ER”) as handsome, hardened war veteran John Alden – and Mary’s onetime love interest; Seth Gabel (“Fringe”) as local aristocrat Cotton Mather, who fans the flames of Salem’s witch hunt; Ashley Madekwe (“Revenge”) as Mary’s mysterious, carnal accomplice; Xander Berkeley (“Nikita,” “Being Human”) as chief politician Magistrate Hale; Tamzin Merchant (Jane Eyre) as the forthright Anne Hale, an artist with a perilous attraction to Alden; Elise Eberle (The Astronaut Farmer) as the mysteriously afflicted Mercy Lewis; and Iddo Goldberg (“Mob City”) as outcast Isaac Walton.
After years of having his movies remade, Japanese filmmaker Hideo Nakata (Ring, Dark Water) has just made a remake of his own, entitled Monsterz. If you don't recognize the title, that'd be because it's actually based on a Korean film called Haunters, released in 2010.
Monsterz premieres over in Japan on May 10th, and we've got the full trailer for ya today. Check it out!
The film stars Fujiwara Tatsuya (Battle Royale), Yamada Takayuki, and Satomi Ishihara.
A man possesses a special ability to manipulate others with just his eyes. Because of this special ability, he killed his abusive father and was abandoned by his mother. He now lives a lonely life in the dark side of a city.
Meanwhile, Tanaka Shuichi doesn’t have a family and lives with his friends. Even though he is poor, he has a bright outlook on life. One day these two men meet. The man becomes confused because he can’t manipulate Shuichi with his eyes.