More casting news has come in for the second entry into Darren Lynn Bousman and Terrance Zdunich's surreal wonderland known as The Devil’s Carnival (review). Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Bill Moseley (The Devil's Rejects, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2) has joined the ever-growing cast of The Devil's Carnival 2: Alleluia.
Moseley joins the previously announced Zdunich, Brea Grant, Paul Sorvino, rapper Tech N9ne, Emilie Autumn, Briana Evigan, Marc Senter, Dayton Callie, Barry Bostwick, Ted Neeley, Adam Pascal, and David Hasselhoff. Musicians Chantal Claret, Jimmy Urine, Shawn “Clown” Crahan of Slipknot, and Kevin “Ogre” Ogilvie from Skinny Puppy round out the ensemble of carnies and lost souls whose paths cross at a theme park.
Zdunich wrote the script and co-wrote the musical numbers with Saar Hendelman. Producers are Chris M. Bonifay and Sean E. Demott. Brian Perera is executive producer.
Exclusive time, kids! During this past weekend's Film4 FrightFest, footage of See No Evil 2 was shown to the thunderously loud crowd. Even though the majority of you couldn't make the fest itself, we have an exclusive sampling of the goods!
Greyston Holt, Chelan Simmons, Kaj-Erik Eriksen, and Lee Majdoub star alongside Danielle Harris, Katharine Isabelle, and Michael Eklund in the Soska Sisters-helmed See No Evil 2 starring WWE Superstar KANE®.
Lionsgate will handle worldwide distribution of See No Evil 2, while WWE Studios will utilize its extensive global reach through television, digital, and social media and print assets to market the film.
Look for it on VOD & Digital HD begins October 17, 2014 and then on Blu-ray and DVD on October 21, 2014.
Jacob Goodnight (WWE superstar “Kane”) fell to his apparent demise from high atop the Blackwell Hotel in See No Evil, and this terrifying sequel picks up where the last one left off. With Jacob's body lying on a cold sub-basement slab in the city morgue, Amy (Danielle Harris), a mortician, is surprised when a group of friends pay her a late-night visit for her birthday. But the surprise soon turns deadly when the psychopath everyone believed to be dead sets-out on a horrific killing spree, and Amy and her friends must do whatever it takes to survive.
Over the weekend I was called a "14 year old moron" on Facebook for writing a story about characters from Kevin Smith's Tusk appearing in his new movie, Yoga Hosers. Said reader thought I let loose a major spoiler. Yeah, he was wrong, I didn't spoil anything... but this next story will have him losing his shit! Or at least I hope it will for spite!
A new poster for Tusk was released today featuring your first look at...
CAREFUL NOW! SPOILERS ARE ABOUT TO ABOUND! IF YOU DO NOT WANT ANYTHING SPOILED, PLEASE TURN BACK IMMEDIATELY!
Ah, to be 14 again!
...Guy LaPointe as Guy LaPointe. Who's that, you ask? It's Johnny Depp having some fun with Smith. He too will be in Yoga Hosers.
Check it out!
Tusk, written and directed by Smith, stars Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, and Michael Parks. Long plays a journalist who finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses.
Producers are Sam Englebardt, William D. Johnson, and David Greathouse for Demarest and Shannon McIntosh for Smith’s SModcast Pictures banner. Jennifer Schwalbach and XYZ's Nate Bolotin are executive producers.
Look for the flick in theatres on September 19, 2014.
When it comes to movies, Rob Zombie is very touch and go. First he says he wants to do something; then he'll say a month later that he doesn't want to do something. Then he'll announce something. Then that movie will be forgotten about. It's enough to drive you mad, and that's just how he likes it!
In a recent interview with Fangoria, Zombie dropped the following on fans regarding a possible new Devil's Rejects film...
“I’ve always thought I’d like to make another movie because I love the characters, and I have an idea I think is solid for a third one – an idea that would make sense. The problem is, I don’t own the characters now. They’re owned by Lionsgate, and they just don’t have any desire to do anything. So it isn’t me not doing it because I don’t want to; I don’t have the ability to get it done.”
Bad, evil Lionsgate! Rejecting the rejects!
Lionsgate has dropped the official trailer for Ed Sanchez's (The Blair Witch Project) new Bigfoot film, Exists, which will be arriving on various VOD platforms and in limited theaters on October 24th. Check it out!
In Bigfoot’s bold return to the big screen, five friends on a camping weekend in the remote woods of East Texas struggle to survive against a legendary predator that is stronger, smarter, and more terrifying than anything they would have ever believed exists.
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The film stars Chris Osborn, Dora Madison Burge, Roger Edwards, Samuel Davis, Denise Williamson, and Brian Steele and is produced by Jane Fleming, Mark Ordesky, Robin Cowie, and J. Andrew Jenkins. Exists, written by Jamie Nash, is executive produced by George Waud, D. Todd Shepherd, Gregg Hale, and Reed Frerichs, and the Sasquatch creature was designed by Spectral Motion.
For five friends, it was a chance for a summer getaway—a weekend of camping in the Texas Big Thicket. But visions of a carefree vacation are shattered with an accident on a dark and desolate country road. In the wake of the accident, a bloodcurdling force of nature is unleashed—something not exactly human, but not completely animal—an urban legend come to terrifying life... and seeking murderous revenge.
It's been a long while since last we talked about the new horror flick starring Julia Stiles, Out of the Dark, but with the passage of time have come new stills and more. Read on for the details, and look for more on this one soon!
From the Press Release
Vertical Entertainment and Participant Media announce that Vertical has acquired U.S. rights to Participant’s supernatural thriller Out of the Dark and slated the film for an early 2015 theatrical release.
Starring Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman, and Stephen Rea, Out of the Dark is a ghost story set in South America, where a young family’s new life turns from promising to terrifying when they are forced to confront ancient legends, ghosts, and a haunting family secret.
Out of the Dark will be presented by Vertical in association with Participant Media and Image Nation. It is a production of Apaches Entertainment, Cactus Flower, and Fast Producciones in association with Dynamo and XYZ Films. The film was executive produced by Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Roy Azout, and Nick Spicer; produced by Belén Atienza, Cristian Conti, Enrique López Lavigne, and Andrés Calderón from a screenplay by Alex Pastor, David Pastor, and Javier Gullón; and was directed by Lluís Quílez. Out of the Dark was shot on location in Colombia and is a Spanish-Colombian co-production.
Jonathan King, Participant’s EVP, Narrative Film, commented, “Lluís is an outstanding first-time director who made a thrilling ghost story with a powerful message, and we are thrilled to have Vertical on board to deliver it to audiences.”
“We are delighted to have our first affiliation with both Participant and XYZ Films,” said Vertical’s Co-President Rich Goldberg. “Out of the Dark is much more than it seems on the surface. We think it will surprise genre fans with its ability to reach beyond just the scares and great storytelling and have a thought-provoking motif that will stay with them well after they see it.”
Goldberg and Peter Jarowey negotiated the deal for Vertical with Nate Bolotin at XYZ Films and Jeff Ivers for Participant. Bloom is handling international sales for Out of the Dark.
We all know that these days the best horror is on TV, and two more awesome sounding new genre shows are heading to Lifetime and HBO. Read on for the early details of "Damien" and "Ashecliffe," respectively.
Per Deadline, Lifetime has given a straight-to-series pickup to "Damien," a sequel drama about what became of the evil child in the 1976 film The Omen, written by former "The Walking Dead" showrunner Glen Mazzara.
"Damien" has received a six-episode order for an early 2015 premiere. It is produced by Fox TV Studios, whose sibling Twentieth Century Fox produced the movie and where Mazzara is under an overall deal. The thriller series follows the adult life of Damien Thorn, the mysterious child from the 1976 feature who has grown up, seemingly unaware of the satanic forces around him. Haunted by his past, Damien must now come to terms with his true destiny — that he is the Antichrist, the most feared man throughout the ages.
“Glen Mazzara has re-imagined Damien as a dark, romantic anti-hero; and this fresh take blends complex characters with premium storytelling to make something truly original,” said Lifetime EVP Rob Sharenow. Mazzara executive produces through his 44 Strong Prods. alongside Ross Fineman of Fineman Entertainment, who developed the project alongside Mazzara, and Pancho Mansfield.
As for "Ashecliffe," HBO and Paramount Television are making deals to turn the 2010 hit film Shutter Island into a TV series that's now tentatively titled "Ashecliffe." Again according to Deadline, the plan is for the pilot to be directed by Martin Scorsese from a script by Dennis Lehane, who wrote the bestselling thriller novel Scorsese and screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis turned into the hit film that starred Leonardo DiCaprio. The timing is dependent on the availability of Scorsese.
"Ashecliffe" is the name of the isolated mental hospital where the movie took place, and the series begins before the events of the film. The focus is the past of hospital and the secrets and misdeeds perpetrated by its founders, who erected the hospital in the early 20th Century and developed the methods of treatment used for the mentally ill.
Scorsese, Lehane, Kalogridis, Brad Fischer, Appian Way’s DiCaprio and Jennifer Killoran Davisson, Rick Yorn, Chris Donnelly, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Phoenix’s Mike Medavoy, and Arnie Messer will be exec producers. Tom Bernardo is working with Lehane as a co-writer of the format.
Look for more on both of these new series as it comes.