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‘Cult of Chucky’ Will Be the Goriest ‘Child’s Play’ Movie

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 16:27

Move over Jason, Freddy, and even Michael, I’m happy as long as I get a new Child’s Play sequel every few years.

Chucky, a doll inhabited by the soul of serial killer Charles Lee Ray, has been murdering since 1988. Over the course of nearly 30 years, Chucky has been revived time and time again, setting up one of the most unique and bizarre franchises in horror history.

Next up is the seventh film, Cult of Chucky, which is a direct continuation of 2013’s Curse of Chucky.

Monsterpalooza, which is currently ongoing in Pasadena, CA, hosted the cast and crew of Cult of Chucky, welcoming writer/director/franchise creator Don Mancini, along with stars Jennifer Tilly and Fiona Dourif, and effects legend Tony Gardner. While their lips were sealed on what kind of twists and turns we could see, they did offer up some extended plot details.

Curse of Chucky ended with Nica, played by Fiona, being accused of murdering her entire family. Mancini explains how Chucky is inserted back into the game of musical chairs:

“[‘Cult of Chucky’] picks up the story of Nica after the bloodbath that happens in the last movie, and Nica has taken the wrap for all of Chucky’s murders,” Mancini told the Monsterpalooza audience. “She was sent to a mental institution, and after four years of shock therapy and drugs, doctors have convinced her that Chucky was just a delusion and that she had actually murdered her entire family.

“It’s a cool prescription for suspense, right?” Mancini Asked the audience before continuing: “Then her doctor complicates matters by introducing into her group therapy sessions…a Chucky doll.”

While Curse of Chucky was a return to the traditional horror roots of the first film, Mancini explains that Cult will be more like Chucky meets Inception:

“Chucky is such a versatile character that you can plug him into different sub genres,” says Mancini, who calls the new film surreal. “This one is the mind fuck, Chucky meets ‘Inception’ because you’re dealing with a bunch of characters whose perception reality is altered by their madness, the drugs that their on, and by hypnosis.”

Mancini assures the audience that he’s listened to fans – those wrongfully critical of Chucky’s look in Curse – and made a conscious effort to bring back the classic look of Chucky. While Tilly says Chucky “looks amazing in this movie,” Mancini explains that they “really finessed it.”

But the biggest reveal of all was that Cult of Chucky will be the goriest (and most disturbing) of all seven Child’s Play films.

“The gore effects in this movie….this is definitly the goriest of all of the movies,” Mancini stated while assuring the audience that he wasn’t pandering to them. “[This] wasn’t something [we] set out to do, it just sort of turned out that way.”

[Related] How ‘Curse of Chucky’ Completely Restored My Faith in the Franchise

Brad Dourif is confirmed to once again provide Chucky’s voice, while his daughter, Fiona, will be reprising her Curse role. Also returning are Summer H. Howell (Curse of Chucky), Jennifer Tilly (who became the popular female doll, Tiffany, in Bride of Chucky before transferred her soul into the body of actress Jennifer Tilly in Seed of Chucky) and Alex Vincent, star of the first two Child’s Play films who returned in a shocking post-credits sequence in Curse. The film ended as if Mancini planned to tie the previous three films – Bride of Chucky, Seed of Chucky and Curse of Chucky – together in this seventh film.

Here’s the official synopsis that came with the initial announcement trailer.

“Confined to an asylum for the criminally insane for the past four years, Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif) is erroneously convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when her psychiatrist introduces a new therapeutic “tool” to facilitate his patients’ group sessions — an all-too-familiar “Good Guy” doll with an innocently smiling face — a string of grisly deaths begins to plague the asylum, and Nica starts to wonder if maybe she isn’t crazy after all. Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent), Chucky’s now-grown-up nemesis from the original Child’s Play, races to Nica’s aid. But to save her he’ll have to get past Tiffany (Oscar-nominee Jennifer Tilly), Chucky’s long-ago bride, who will do anything, no matter how deadly or depraved, to help her beloved devil doll.”

Cult of Chucky is expected to release this coming October through Universal Home Entertainment.

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‘Nails’ Comes After ‘The Descent‘s’ Shauna Macdonald in This New Trailer

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 18:16

Dennis Bartok’s English-language horror P.O.V., which was recently retitled to Nails, recently had its World Premiere as part of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival (ADIFF). And while there’s still no word on a U.S. release, a new trailer has been discovered that features The Descent‘s Shauna Macdonald, Steve Wall and Ross Noble. Keep your eyes peeled and you’ll catch a cool new shot of the film’s antagonist, Nails…

“Nails follows the story of Dana Milgrom, a track coach who, having survived a near-death car accident, finds herself completely paralyzed and trapped inside her own body. While recovering, she becomes convinced that an evil presence exists inside her hospital room and is intent on killing her – and she may not be the only target.

Brendan McCarthy and John McDonnell produced through their Ireland-based, horror production outfit Fantastic Films along with Jan Doense and Herman Slagter of The Netherlands-based, genre-specific, House of Netherhorror.

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MVD Howls for ‘Lycan’ and the Talbot County Werewolf (Trailer)

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 18:10

MVD Entertainment Group and Parade Deck Films have teamed to acquire North American rights to Lycan, a horror thriller produced by and starring Dania Ramirez (Devious Maids) that marks the feature directorial debut of Ramirez’s husband Bev Land, reports Deadline.

Parade Deck will release the film in select cities August 4, followed by digital and VOD later this year.

When six college kids in a sleepy Southern town are assigned a group project to rediscover a moment in history, one of them sets in motion a horrific fate when he proposes they head into the Georgia backwoods to tackle the legend of Emily Burt, the Talbot County werewolf. “Talbot County” is a Hitchcockian tale of horror set in 1986 that delves into a hundred-year-old fable where our students are met with very real consequences that go beyond any classroom lessons.

Gail O’Grady, Parker Croft, Vanessa Angel, Rebekah Graf, Kalia Prescot, Jake Lockett, Alina Puscau and Craig Tate co-star.

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Syfy’s “Blood Drive” Premieres This June

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 17:59

BLOOD DRIVE – Series premieres Wednesday, June 14 at 10/9c

Syfy announced its spring/summer schedule today, which includes the new unapologetic orgy-of-action grindhouse series, “Blood Drive”, from Universal Cable Productions.

Get uncomfortable…!

In the tradition of classic grindhouse movies, BLOOD DRIVE is a new series soaked in high-octane chaos and just barely approved for television.

After Los Angeles’ last good cop (Alan Ritchson) is forced to join a twisted cross-country death race, his only hope of survival is a dangerous femme fatale who has the need for speed (Christina Ochoa). Oh, and forget gasoline… these cars run on human blood!

The series is from Universal Cable Productions and executive producers John Hlavin (Underworld Awakening), David Straiton (“Bates Motel”) and Frederik Malmberg (Let Me In), along with producer Mark Wheeler (Becoming). James Roland (“Weeds”) created the project and is a co-executive producer on the series.

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Celebrate Easter With These Nifty Horror Prints!

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 17:55

Easter isn’t exactly a holiday that gets associated with the horror genre very often. With the exception of last year’s Holidays, in which Nicholas McCarthy gave us one of the most horrifying Easter bunnies ever created, there aren’t a lot of Easter-themed horror movies out there (though Critters 2 just barely makes the cut). Austin-based artist Marcela Piñeda, who goes under the pseudonym “The Exorstitch” aims to fix that injustice by giving some of your favorite horror (and one non-horror) film an Easter-y twist in a gallery she calls “A Very Scary Easter“!

Donnie Darko

What would be more terrifying than waking up on Easter morning to see Frank the Bunny putting eggs in your Easter basket? Nothing. The answer is nothing.

Credit: The Exorstitch

Alien

Imagine participating in this Easter egg hunt (which Piñeda has renamed “Ovomorph Hunt”). You might get a nasty facehugger surprise!

Credit: The Exorstitch

The Silence of the Lambs

At least Piñeda’s version of Buffalo Bill has the courtesy to send a nice basket of colored eggs with his daily serving of moisturizer. Catherine Martin probably would have been a little bit happier in her pit if Jonathan Demme’s (or Thomas Harris’s) version of Bill did this.

Credit: The Exorstitch

Scanners

Admittedly, the head-exploding set piece in David Cronenberg’s Scanners would have lost some of its impact if confetti exploded out of the ConSec scanner’s head instead of brains and blood, but it would have made the film a bit more kid-friendly. And who doesn’t want a kid-friendly Cronenberg film? Fun fact: cascarón is Spanish for a hollowed out chicken egg filled with confetti or small toys.

Credit: The Exorstitch

Creepshow

How do you make George A. Romero’s Creepshow even more terrifying? Put a Peep, arguably the nastiest candy ever created, front and center on its poster.

Credit: The Exorstitch

Which of the above prints is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

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These ‘The Void’ Posters Promise Something Worse Than Hell

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 17:51

Designed by Gravillis Inc, io9 just premiered a trio of absolutely stunning new one-sheets for the Lovecraftian nightmare, The Void, now in limited theaters and VOD platforms.

While none of the art does anything to sell the gore, they do promise something worse than hell, while also being striking, bold and god damn beautiful.

The Void, which I called “a dark, demented, and disgusting horror film that’s going to live among the greatest body horror films of all time,” made its world premiere at Fantastic Fest earlier last year, followed by additional festival screenings at the London Film Festival, Toronto After Dark Film Festival, Stockholm International Film Festival, and Abertoir Horror Festival.

In ‘The Void’, officer Daniel Carter (Aaron Poole) happens upon a blood-soaked figure limping down a deserted stretch of road while he’s in the middle of a routine patrol. He rushes the young man to a nearby rural hospital staffed by a skeleton crew, only to discover that patients and personnel are transforming into something inhuman. As the horror intensifies, Carter leads the other survivors on a hellish voyage into the subterranean depths of the hospital in a desperate bid to end the nightmare before it’s too late.

Written and directed by Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski of Astron-6, and starring Aaron Poole, Ellen Wong, Kathleen Munroe, Stephanie Belding, and Kenneth Welsh, The Void is a must see for hardcore horror fans that we’re going to talk a lot about later this year.

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Syfy Sets ‘Sharknado 5’ Premiere Date

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 16:10

But who will cameo this time?!

Only a few things are certain in this world: death, taxes, and Sharknado sequels. Last year’s Sharknado 4: The Fourth Awakens was yet another ratings hit for Syfy, so it didn’t take long for Sharknado 5 to get the green light – don’t worry, I’m sure they’ll come up with a more clever title by the time the premiere rolls around. But when is that premiere, you ask?

We’ve just learned that Sharknado 5 will hit Syfy on Sunday, August 6th.

In the new installment, again starring Tara Reid and Ian Ziering…

With much of America lying in ruins, the rest of the world braces for a global sharknado, Fin and his family must travel around the world to stop them.

Anthony C. Ferrante was again in the director’s chair. Scotty Mullen wrote the script.

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Watch the Short that Inspired ‘Cube’

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 15:15

Canada’s Vincenzo Natali remains one of my favorite filmmakers and 1997’s Cube is still, in my opinion, one of the best high-concept thrillers of all time. The low-budget horror movie about a group of strangers trapped in endless levels of stark white cubes-that-kill was so popular it spawned two sequels and ushered in a host of one-room thrillers like Saw. 

The film’s legacy even continues to this day with Lionsgate developing a remake/reboot with Prometheus‘ Jon Spaihts and Saman Kesh at the helm. 

So where did Natali get the idea for his influential film? Turns out Natali was inspired by a now obscure German short film called Balance, which even won an Academy Award in 1989. Balance is directed by Wolfgang and Christoph Lauenstein.

Synopsis:
A group of fishermen on a precariously balanced platform fight over a trunk.

Check out the experimental short below.

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New Image Arrives at the Edge of the ‘Radius’

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 15:15

Above you’ll find a brand new look at Caroline Labrèche and Steeve Léonard’s Canadian sci-fi thriller, Radius, thanks to regular tipster Fabien M.

In the film, Liam (Diego Klattenhoff) wakes from a car crash with no memory of who he is. As he makes his way into town to look for help, he finds only dead bodies, all with strange pale eyes. Liam’s first assessment is that a virus is present in the air, but he soon discovers the horrible truth: anyone who comes within a 50-foot radius of him dies instantly.

It looks like Radius has something to do with an alien encounter and a possible invasion.

Charlotte Sullivan and Brett Donahue also star.

Here’s some of the previously released imagery.

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Fan Cuts Trailer for the Darth Vader Slasher Movie We Need

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 14:47

Now this is a Star Wars movie I can get behind.

Admittedly, I’m not a huge fan of the Star Wars saga. It’s not that I don’t enjoy the movies, but rather that I just never got too into them. That being said, I loved The Force Awakens and dug Rogue One. In the latter film, I particularly enjoyed (as did EVERYONE) the Darth Vader massacre scene at the end. It was a badass moment ripped straight out of a horror film.

I remember coming home from the theater and hopping on the phone with a friend to talk about Rogue One. As you might imagine, we spent most of the conversation talking about THAT scene, imagining how cool it would be to see a full-on Darth Vader horror film. The hallway lightsaber massacre whet my appetite for such a film, and I certainly wasn’t the only one.

Granted, it’s unlikely that Disney will be delving too far into the horror genre with any of their Star Wars films; but with the universe getting all sorts of expansions, it’s not all that hard to imagine Darth Vader getting his own movie that’s a bit darker than what we’ve come to expect from the franchise. Rogue One made Vader a scary villain again, so why not lean into that?

YouTuber FlamingoIsland is hungry for a Darth Vader slasher film, and he just cut together a trailer that imagines what that movie could look like. He even came up with the plot:

After the events of Order 66, the presence of Jedi has been diminished. The Emperor has ordered Darth Vader to purge the remaining Jedi. VADER: A Star Wars Story follows a small group of Jedi who must survive the final Jedi Purge.

Check out the fan trailer below, along with FlamingoIsland’s pitch for “the spin-off we need“!

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Fun New Series “Kill Count” Kicks Off With ‘Friday the 13th’

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 13:57

Ten people die in the original Friday the 13th. Plus one snake.

We’re always keeping our eyes on what horror fans are doing over on YouTube, and one fan’s new series just caught our attention and provided us with enough entertainment that we thought it worth sharing with ya. His name is James A. Janisse, and for the past year he’s been developing “Kill Count,a series of vids that break down and analyze the bloodshed in his favorite horror films. What better place to start than with Sean Cunningham’s Friday the 13th, which took the slasher sub-genre into a gory new direction and paved the way for countless imitators.

Not only does James (humorously) take a closer look at every kill scene in the film, but he also provides trivia tidbits and even offers up awards for the best and worst of those kills. Granted, he’s far from the first fan to do this sort of thing, but few have had as much fun doing it.

If you dig it, be sure to follow Dead Meat for new videos every Friday!

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Trailer Teases Prequel/Sequel Comic Series ‘Skull Island: The Birth of Kong’

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 13:31

The MonsterVerse continues in the official comic series.

Hitting shelves on April 12th is the first issue of 4-part series Skull Island: The Birth of Kong, which will serve as both a prequel and sequel to this year’s Kong: Skull Island. Set 20 years after the events of the film, the books reveal the origin of King Kong, introduce new monsters and show how the god-like primate has grown into an even larger and more dangerous beast.

A secret team of Monarch operatives, including Houston Brooks (played by Corey Hawkins in the film) and his son Aaron Brooks, return to Skull Island to discover the truth behind Kong and the island he was born to protect. In doing so, they unlock an ancient history of monster conflict, witness the primal war between Kong and an otherworldly ecosystem of deadly new creatures, and finally reveal how this lonely god became the last of his kind. Featuring new monsters and previously unseen Skull Island locations, the book gives fans a chance to see how Kong has evolved since the events of the film.

The comic series will offer new revelations that point to the future of the MonsterVerse.

Check out the trailer and Issue #1 art below!

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[Deleted Screams] Dr. Satan Attacks in ‘The Devil’s Rejects’

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 11:55

Deleted scenes have always fascinated me. Some of them are totally useless, while others would’ve made for interesting additions. We focus on the latter scenes in Deleted Screams.

As much as I love House of 1000 Corpses, Rob Zombie’s debut film, it’s The Devil’s Rejects that I consider to be his masterpiece – it’s also, for my money, one of the best American horror films released in the last twenty years. You can say what you want about Zombie as a filmmaker post-Devil’s Rejects, but there’s just no denying that he hit a home run with his second tale about the murderous (but oddly lovable) Firefly family. The ’05 film, a horror/western/road movie, is absolutely brilliant from top to bottom, capped off by one of the genre’s all-time great finales.

House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects, though technically part of the same franchise, couldn’t possibly be more different. Like Tobe Hooper’s two Texas Chainsaw Massacre films, they both feature the same characters, but one is an over-the-top cartoon while the other is a gritty, grounded-in-reality experience. Fans often compare House of 1000 Corpses to the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre, but it actually has way more in common with Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. As for The Devil’s Rejects, it’s a complete tonal departure in every sense of the term.

And it’s because the two films are so different from one another that Zombie had no choice but to nix certain aspects of House of 1000 Corpses when it came time to bring the characters back for the sequel. His 2003 debut introduced Firefly family member S. Quentin Quale (aka “Dr. Satan”), a character who was originally supposed to return for an appearance in The Devil’s Rejects.

Portrayed by Walter Phelan, Dr. Satan appeared in the final act of House of 1000 Corpses – with a medical mask over his face and gnarly surgical apparatus’ attached to his arms, Dr. Satan needless to say made a huge impression in his brief appearance. Naturally, The Devil’s Rejects being a sequel to Corpses, Zombie initially figured that he’d have to bring Dr. Satan back with the rest of the surviving Firefly family members. His idea was that Dr. Satan would be wounded in the opening shootout sequence and then taken to the hospital to commit one last barbaric act.

As you’ve surely seen by now, Zombie filmed that hospital scene, wherein Dr. Satan literally rips a nurse’s (played by Rosario Dawson) throat out. The bloody scene was like something out of a Lucio Fulci film, and the imagery of Dr. Satan in a hospital setting was incredibly cool. In fact, it’s one of my favorite deleted scenes of all time. That said, I’m glad Zombie got rid of it.

The Dr. Satan attack scene may be cool on its own, but I just don’t think it would work within the confines of The Devil’s Rejects. Zombie himself has stated that the reason he cut it is because the character of Dr. Satan would’ve tonally clashed with his vision for the follow-up, and I completely agree. As perfect as he was for House of 1000 Corpses, he just doesn’t fit in the real world that The Devil’s Rejects takes place in. It’d be like Chop Top showing up in the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre; the scene, cool as it may be, would’ve stuck out like a sore thumb.

Go figure. An awesome deleted scene that the movie was actually better off without. Just goes to show that sometimes cool ideas are left on the cutting room floor for good reason!

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Hellboy’s “Hell Water” Cinnamon Whiskey is Coming Soon, Friends

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:58

This whiskey was made deep in the bowels of Hell. But not really.

I’m not very picky when it comes to the alcohol I consume. Often, the decision of which booze to take home with me is based entirely on two things: name and label design. If a bottle looks cool and/or has a cool name, I’m going to buy it. Take Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head Vodka, for example. I don’t even like vodka. But it comes in a freakin’ skull, so how the hell can I resist?!

Whiskey is not really a thing I enjoy all that much either, but oh boy am I craving a bottle of Hellboy Hell Water right about now. The new offering from Dark Horse Comics and Prestige Imports is of course based on the Mike Mignola-created comic book character that Ron Perlman portrayed in Guillermo del Toro’s film adaptations, and it’s set to launch on April 14.

It was announced this week that XXX Distillery’s two locations in Sevierville and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee will craft produce, bottle and ship Hell Water to distributors across America.

Hellboy Hell Water is small batch naturally flavored cinnamon whiskey. It is micro-distilled, hand bottled and styled in the old traditional process of making Southern Corn Whiskey. Old fashioned corn whiskey uses only the finest corn, natural ingredients, spring water, glassware and craftsmanship.

Oh and yes, of course Hell Water is 66.6 proof. Because duh.

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Poster Debut for Neil Marshall-Exec. Produced ‘Dark Signal’ (Exclusive)

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:41

Hear the fear.

Executive produced by Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, The Descent) comes Edward Evers-Swindell’s Dark Signal on in theaters June 2, 2017 and on VOD and iTunes June 6th.

Bloody has an exclusive look at the art from the film that follows the spirit of a murdered girl who returns with a message for the staff of a local radio station.

Described as part slasher, part ghost story, Dark Signal is said to create a spine-tingling atmosphere with shocking moments of brutality and jump-out-of-your-seat scares.

Siwan Morris, Gareth David-Lloyd, and Joanna Ignaczewska star.

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Anne Hathaway is the Monster on This International ‘Colossal’ Poster

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:33

In Colossal, in theaters now, Anne Hathaway stars as a hard-partying New Yorker who uses her mind to battle a giant robot half a world away in Seoul. On this new international art, Hathaway comes face-to-face, well, face-to-toe with her Kaiju self. This film is glorious and should be seen opening weekend.

Our very own Kalyn Corrigan reviewed Nacho Vigalondo’s Colossal, calling it “a clever and fascinating mega monster movie that’s just as deeply comedic and entertaining as it is casually wise and perceptive.

[Related] Want to Turn Anne Hathaway Into a Colossal Monster?!

Gloria is an ordinary woman who, after losing her job and being kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.

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“Inside” a Big Winner at the 2017 BAFTA Games Awards

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:25

One of the best games I played last year was Playdead “Inside”, a stark, bleak and yet harrowing tale of a boy on the run from sort of government facility. While more akin to something like Akira, the game touches on all sorts of classics from Flights of the Navigator to E.T. and even the more recent “Stranger Things”. While it’s something to behold visually, the gameplay and puzzles are what make this a big winner, which it was at the 2017 BAFTA Games Awards.

Playdead’s quiet, thought-provoking Inside was easily the most successful, picking up the awards for artistic achievement, game design, narrative and original property, reports Engaget.

For those who have yet to play, it’s available on PS4, Xbox and Steam, as well as Playdead’s other must-play title, the 2010 “Limbo”.

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Andrew Divoff Wants to Return for ‘Wishmaster 5’

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:24

The Djinn has a wish of his own.

The biggest bummer of the Wishmaster franchise is that Andrew Divoff, who played the villainous Djinn in the first two films, did not return for the third and fourth installments in the series. Beginning with Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell, Divoff was replaced in the role by actor John Novak – most fans agree that Divoff’s departure spelled the end of the franchise.

Divoff has been doing the interview rounds and reflecting on the Wishmaster experience in celebration of the franchise hitting Blu-ray recently, and it’s his chat with the website Geekadelphia that really caught our eye. During the interview, Divoff revealed that it was a joint decision for him to leave the series after Wishmaster 2… but he hopes to someday play the Djinn one more time.

When Divoff was asked to reveal one wish, he replied:

Well, you know what, if I had one I might as well go ahead and say it. Wishmaster 5. I will answer the lingering question, I would love to do it again. But whether it is me or not I think the franchise has a lot of life left in it.

The actor also dug a bit into Wishmaster: The Third Millennium, a script he himself penned for the third installment. Of course, the script was rejected and the film never made.

I was a little too well, how should I say, overshooting the mark with what could be expected from special effects at some of the things that were included in my script; like gargoyles on buildings coming to life and coming down into the street and that sort of thing. That would have been, as we had discussed, the budget for that one outweighed the rest of the films. It was called Wishmaster: The Third Millennium. It was written right around 1999 and 2000 and it was basically, you know in anticipation of Y2K and all of that. You’ll remember that was a bit of a panic in the day. There was an American warship in Asia and it is hit by a missile, and all hell breaks loose. Incidentally, there is a meeting going on at the UN and monsters come to life right there and go through the crowd and start ripping it up.

Be sure to read the full chat over on Geekadelphia.

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‘Teenage Ghost Punk’ Trailer…Rocks?

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:15

Midnight Releasing has announced today’s Digital HD, Cable VOD and MOD debut of Teenage Ghost Punk. Writer-director Mike Cramer blends the traditional haunted house narrative with the universal themes of young love and teen angst, adding a healthy serving of rock and roll. Teenage Ghost Punk is now available to rent or own on iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play, Vudu, XBox, FlixFling, DirecTV, Comcast, FiOS, AT&T and more.

Adria Dawn (TV’s “Popular”) costars with an exciting young cast of newcomers: Grace Madigan, Jack Cramer, Noah Kitsos in a family-friendly ghost tale. Teenage Ghost Punk has screened at the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival, the Spooky International Horror Film Festival and the Geneva Film Festival, where Mike Cramer took home the award for Emerging Narrative Feature Filmmaker.

Life changes for a cheerleader named Amanda when her family moves to an old Victorian house outside Chicago. While her newly-divorced mom struggles with a new job and her eccentric little brother seems to fit in effortlessly, Amanda tries to find her way in her daunting new high school. Meanwhile, weird things happen in the new house: Knocking sounds, strange guitar riffs in the rain, and unexplained messes. A quirky medium and a bumbling paranormal investigation team search for answers but are scared away an unseen force.

Amanda discovers that her house is haunted by Brian, the teenage punk rock ghost who has been jamming on her roof during rainstorms for thirty years. He enjoys spirited poker nights with a local quintet of teen ghosts from different eras. Amanda and Brian forge an unlikely friendship and feelings deepen, but tension arises when Amanda asks him to the homecoming dance. When uninvited guests arrive at Amanda’s Halloween party, paranormal investigators clash with Chicago’s most badass spirit, and the neighborhood’s past collides with its present. How will Amanda solve her future?

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‘Countrycide’ Trailer Leaves the Trees Covered in Blood

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:08

Directed By Brett Kelly, we now have the first images, art and trailer for Countrycide, which looks super indie, but it does spray the trees with blood , guts and even vomit.

In the film, a woman is alone in the woods with a bear trap on her leg. Unbeknownst to her, she is being hunted by predators of both the four and two-legged variety.

Countrycide stars Robin Hodge, Joel Elliott, Peter Whittaker and Andrew Galligan.

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