Ahead of AFM, Filmax (the [REC] franchise, Summer Camp) has released an international trailer for Sweet Home, with Rafa Martinez at the helm.
Sweet Home is described as a realistic and claustrophobic film that keeps track of the scariest side.
Here’s a translation of the film’s plot: “The plot is situated in a daily environment: a couple decides to spend a romantic evening in a floor of a semi-abandoned building that slip because she works as a consultant for the council house and got the keys. During the evening they discover that a hooded murderer is the only tenant left in the building…and they have become the new target.“
Ingrid Garcia Jonsson (Beautiful Youth) stars with Bruno Sevilla (Mindscape).
Martinez co-wrote the screenplay with Teresa of Rosendo and Ángel Agudo.
The English language Sweet Home is produced by Julio Fernandez.
Thanks to Fabien M. for the hat tip!
Houston, TX psych rock band The Linus Pauling Quartet have released an official music video for their track “C Is For Cthulhu”. The video tells the tale of researchers who stumble upon Cthulhu and meet with rather gruesome ends.
The video gleefully embraces its weaknesses and instead turns them into very charming strengths, such as the obvious “green screen into different locations” look and the stop motion Cthulhu that roars to life. It’s obviously made with a lot of laughs and is pretty damn fun!
The 7″ vinyl and digital album can both be ordered through Bandcamp.
“Keep your phone on.” That’s what filmmaker Franck Khalfoun (Amityville, Maniac, P2) is telling audiences regarding his new movie i-LIVED, an alleged wild and thought-provoking new thriller that is the first American film to use immersive second-screen technology. The result is said to be an unconventional and wholly bracing cinema experience. It is a coordinated film production in concert with technology production as a means of deepening the viewer engagement with the on-screen characters and plot.
“I wanted to find a concept where I could tell a story using all of the technology available on a smart phone and immerse the user into a story in an innovative way,” Khalfoun said. “I thought if I could center the plot around an app, use the camera on the phone to shoot parts of it, and connect the audience through the phone while they are watching the movie then the device would become a tool for storytelling rather than an annoying distraction.”
An innovative and experimental project, i-LIVED is a tech-based mindbender about an online app reviewer whose latest assignment mysteriously improves his life beyond anything he imagined, but just as quickly starts to tear him apart.
Teaming with producers Ehud Bleiberg (The Iceman, Dance of the Dead), Alix Taylor (Piranha 3D, Ti West’s upcoming In The Valley of Violence), and Pavlina Hatoupis (The Pyramid, White Bird in a Blizzard), Khalfoun is said to have created a truly unique ride that not only touches upon familiar genre conventions, but also raises challenging questions about society’s current relationship with technology.
Bleiberg Entertainment is handling worldwide sales and will be unveiling the film to distributors this week at the American Film Market in Santa Monica, CA.
Check out our exclusive peek at the sales art!
Halloween may be over but that doesn’t mean the pumpkin carving fun has to stop! After all, Thanksgiving uses a ton of pumpkins and, as horror fans, there’s a lot to be thankful for this year (some damn fine movies, shows, and games have been released). So what do to with those orange gourd canvases? Well, if you’re an American Horror Story: Freakshow fan, then I’ve got something for you!
YouTube channel AWE me has posted a video where they carve and sculpt a pumpkin to look almost exactly like Twisty The Clown, the lovable comic relief that has no mental issues whatsoever (he’s behind me please god send help).
Check out the video below!
Lightning Entertainment has released a sales trailer for The Pack, an Australian horror/thriller being directed by Nick Robertson (The Runner).
“The Pack follows hardened farmer and devoted family man Adam Wilson, who is shocked to discover that the last of his livestock have been mauled to death on his rural ranch. Making matters worse, his wife informs him that their home veterinary business is failing, making a comfortable future uncertain for their feisty teenage daughter and young son. When a determined bank representative makes a surprise visit to the ranch to threaten foreclosure on the property, Adam firmly reassures his family that they are going nowhere, and that he will fight for the place that they call home.
Adam plans a celebratory feast that night, hoping to allay everyone’s concerns about the future, but dark shadows lurk outside their isolated farmhouse. A large pack of hungry and ferocious feral dogs circle restlessly in the darkness, thirsty for blood, waiting for their chance to attack. Suddenly the power to the farmhouse is cut and the evil hounds are unleashed, triggering a bloody and desperate battle for survival. With no way to call for help, Adam must protect his family from the violent onslaught of vicious evil howling outside their door!“
It is to be produced by Michael Robertson (The Reef, Black Water, Road Train) and Kent Smith (2:37, The Tree) under their new genre label, Breajout Movies.
The film will be shot on location outside of Adelaide, South Australia, with the support of the South Australian Film Corporation.
Filmmaker Scott Waugh (Need For Speed, Actor of Valor) is currently in final negotiations to direct the $120 million (Jesus, that’s expensive) sci-fi epic Inversion, Bloody Disgusting learned out of AFM.
“The film follows two unlikely heroes, a young Chinese scientist and a street smart American expat, on a frenzied journey across the globe to save Earth from an apocalyptic threat – a total reversal of gravity that causes whole cities and civilizations to uproot and plummet into the sky.”
With the writing team of Bragi Schut (Season of the Witch) and Academy Award nominee David Arata (Children of Men), Inversion will be produced by Academy Award nominee Michael Nozik, Markus Barmettler and Philip Lee.
Inversion is currently in pre-production with a planned start date of late April 2015.
Fabien M. sent over the first international one-sheet for the Light House Productions’ French horror Hostile, directed by 15-year-old Nathan Ambrosioni.
In the film, “Meredith Langston always longed to have children. She finally makes this happen when she adopts two young adolescent girls. However, her now idyllic world sours rapidly and dream veers to nightmare when she quickly finds that she is unable to cope with their increasingly strange behaviour. Desperate, she seeks the help of two television journalists working for a local station, SOS Adoption.”
Julie Venturelli, Luna-Miti Belan, Lucie Donier, Shelley Ward, Anatolia Allieis, Julien Croquet, Magaly Gouyon, Didier Beaumont, Sarah Robert, Danielle di Sandro, Mallow Garcia, Richard Carré, Elona Hec and Vanessa Azzopardi star.
Bloody regular Fabien M. just sent me a link to a trailer that just blew my mind.
Below you’ll find the first trailer for Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World, a new documentary about the internationally acclaimed and controversial painter, sculptor, architect, designer, Oscar winner and Alien creator.
The doc hopes to learn, who is the artist HR Giger? What kind of person is behind such terrifying and disturbing yet aesthetic forms and beings?
What’s so special about this new film is that it features actual interview with the man himself, who we lost this past May.
This could be his final words ever caught on film…
Below you’ll find the sales art and trailer for Zombie Massacre 2: Reich of the Dead, which was directed by Luca Boni and Marco Ristori, and stars Andrew Harwood Mills, Dan van Husen, Aaron Stielstra, Ally McClelland, and Lucy Drive.
“Set in WWII, this is the story of a bunch of American soldiers fighting against a horde of zombies created by the Nazis using the prisoners of the camps… They have only one night to save their own lives, but the enemy is stronger and stronger…“
More on this series as it comes in.
One of my all-time favorite film festival experiences was seeing Xavier Gens’ Frontier(s) twice at the Toronto International Film Festival. The movie was a blast from the past, an action-packed gore-fest that was inspired by The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
Gens, who also helmed The Divide, is returning to horror with the thriller The Crucifixion, which is to be penned by The Conjuring writers Chad and Carey Hayes, Bloody Disgusting learned out of the ongoing AFM in Santa Monica.
Based on true events, “When a priest is jailed for the murder of a nun on whom he was performing an exorcism, an investigative journalist strives to determine whether he in fact murdered a mentally ill person, or if he lost the battle with a demonic presence.”
Peter Safran (Annabelle, The Conjuring) and the Hayes brothers will produce, with Lotus Entertainment’s Bill Johnson, Jim Seibel, D.J. Gugenheim and Ara Keshishian executive producing. Lotus will handle international sales and introduce to buyers at AFM.
Here’s yet another old-school poster for The Editor (review), which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival’s Canadian lineup.
In Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy’s film, “A one-time (and now one-handed) master film editor toiling in the cinematic sweatshops of 1970s Italy becomes the prime suspect in a series of brutal murders.”
Giallo legend Udo Kier stars with Tristan Risk and Adam Brooks.
The film is said to be a loving tribute to/parody of the gory giallo thrillers of Mario Bava and Dario Argento.
Based on a true story, Backcountry follows an urban couple who go camping in the Canadian wilderness – where unimaginable beauty sits alongside our most primal fears. It’s an intriguing film we missed during the Toronto International Film Festival announcements, and it stars The Texas Chainsaw Massacre‘s Eric Balfour!
Today, we have the AFM sales trailer for the thriller in which tension rises as a bear attacks a group of campers.
“Alex (Jeff Roop) is a seasoned outdoorsman while Jenn (Missy Peregrym), a corporate lawyer, is not. After much convincing, and against her better judgment, she agrees to let him take her deep into a Provincial Park to one of his favorite spots – the secluded Blackfoot Trail.
On their first night, deep in the forest, they have an unsettling encounter with Brad (Eric Balfour), a strange alpha male with eyes for Jenn who may or may not be following them. Alex’s desire to quickly reach Blackfoot Trail only intensifies. They push further and further into the woods, Alex stubbornly insisting that he remembers the way. After three days their path disappears; they are hopelessly lost. Without food or water, they struggle to find their way back, the harsh conditions bringing out the best and worst in them, pushing their already fragile relationship to the breaking point.
When they realize they have entered a bear’s territory, being lost suddenly becomes the least of their problems. Terror, horror, will, and survival become paramount.”
Thanks to Fabien M. for the tip!
Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment brand, has released the following red band trailer for Ruthless Pictures’ no-holds-barred zombie fest Zombieworld, in association with DreadCentral.
Releasing February 24, “Zombieworld is a horror anthology focusing on survivors across the world as they struggle to overcome horrifying circumstances when a pandemic brings forth a zombie apocalypse.”
The collection of blood, guts and mayhem will be brought to life by a group of new and up-and-coming directors. The work of each chosen director will be featured in the film and will bring his or her take to a world now populated with flesh-eating corpses.
Among the shorts to be included in Zombieworld is Peter Horn and Jared Marshall’s “Dark Times,” a blood-splattered scamper through the woods shot entirely in POV, where zombies, aliens and even Santa Claus make an appearance.
Bay area metal band Machine Head have released an official visualizer (not quite a music video but definitely not a lyric video) for their new track “Night Of Long Knives”, which comes from their upcoming album Bloodstone & Diamonds.
The new album is the followup to 2011′s Unto The Locust. You can pre-order Bloodstone & Diamonds right here.
Here’s a belated Halloween Treat that was too good to pass up.
Movieclips’ Dan Perrault imagines what Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn would be like if they starred in scary flicks.
If you think the duo suck at comedy, be grateful they haven’t crossed over to horror movies.
Watch these awesome parodies of films such as Freddy vs Jason, Scream and even Frankenstein.
Carnaby’s AFM slate will bring us a new horror of terror in Stuart Brennan’s zombie horror Plan Z, now in post-production.
Bloody Disgusting has learned that the film stars Stuart Brennan (Risen, The Reverend, Tomorrow), Mark Paul Wake (Masterpiece, The Fairy Flag, Eat. Sleep. Repeat.), Eugene Horan (The Pigman Murders, The Street, Ghostwood), Terry Deary (The Horrible Histories)
In it, “Craig has always thought about what he might do in a zombie apocalypse. When a deadly outbreak of Ebola erupts, his planning becomes more serious. As the virus mutates and makes the dead rise again, he must put his plan to action. Barricading himself in his house his plan quickly unravels and he must adapt and decide on a new and more aggressive course of action. A Plan Z.“
Devilworks has boarded world rights to US horror The Perfect Husband from Italian writer-director Lucas Pavetto.
ScreenDaily shared the first image from Pavetto’s English-language debut, “about a married couple whose weekend away in a remote cabin takes a turn for the worst.”
We also scored the first look at the sales art from the pic that stars Gabriella Wright, Bret Roberts and Carl Wharton.
Pavetto’s feature, which won best newcomer at the FantaFestival in Rome, is an adaptation of his Italian short of the same name.
From the producer of The Ring.
Haunting Melissa, which launched last Halloween, was the first of its kind. Being both an app and a feature film, it was the first real interactive movie experience on your phone or tablet.
Just a year later, a teaser trailer has been released for its sequel, Dark Hearts: The Secret of Haunting Melissa! The scope and budget look even bigger this time around so it’ll be awesome to see this premiere on my mobile device.
Visit the official website regularly to stay connected, share fan art and chat with other fans about what’s coming next.
Pick up Haunting Melissa in the app store and catch up on what’s coming next.
Variety writes that, following through on its plan to reboot its classic monster franchies, Universal has dated an untitled monster movie for April 21, 2017.
The film is the first to emerge from a planned series produced and overseen by the creative team of Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek) and Chris Morgan (Fast and Furious series).
Universal has already set a June 24, 2016, launch for its reboot of The Mummy with Kurtzman producing along with Sean Daniel and Roberto Orci.
The studio announced plans in July to create a Marvel-like cinematic universe around the studio’s classic monsters the Mummy, Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolfman, the Invisible Man and the Creature From the Black Lagoon.
Dracula Untold is allegedly the first in the franchise.
Relativity Studios has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Lazarus and has set a February 20, 2015 release date for it, says Deadline.
Mark Duplass (Creep), Olivia Wilde, Evan Peters and Donald Glover star in the movie, “about a group of medical students who discover a way to bring dead patients back to life.” It sounds like a modern day Flatliners.
David Gelb directed the script by Luke Dawson (Shutter) and Jeremy Slater (the new The Fantastic Four).