Two can keep a secret, if one of them is dead.
Screen Media Films has set an October 3 VOD and limited release for A Good Marriage, adapted from Stephen King’s short story from the collection “Full Dark, No Stars.”
King wrote the screenplay and Peter Askin directed the film, starring Joan Allen, Anthony LaPaglia, Kristen Connolly and Stephen Lang.
“When her husband (Anthony LaPaglia) of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson (Joan Allen) looks for batteries in the garage. Instead she discovers the stranger inside her husband. It’s a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends a good marriage.“
This story has been edited as of 4:40PM PST.
The Michael Myers legacy will continue on when Dimension Films, along with producer Malek S. Akkad, gear up for the latest entry in the Halloween franchise.
Back in May we exclusively reported that the next film was happening, and it was confirmed by the official Halloween website. Earlier this afternoon Schmoeville has reported that the title was going to be Halloween: The Next Chapter. But alas, it was untrue.
They wrote that the film would be a fresh new take on the Halloween legacy that would be a companion to the Zombie movies, which may or may not confirm Scout Taylor-Compton’s premature casting announcement. New writers were said to be attached and expected to turn in draft this fall.
John Carpenter’s 1978 classic followed a psychotic murderer institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, who escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.
Zombie told a similar tale, while mixing in plenty of Zombie-isms. The sequel went in a more personal and brutal direction. What do you want from the next entry?
The dead are back for life this October.
There’s two-headed madness in Lionsgate’s latest Jessabelle poster, their new haunter from Saw VI director Kevin Greutert.
In the film that opens in theaters and on various VOD platforms November 7, “Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate from a horrific car accident, Jessabelle (Sarah Snook) comes face to face with a long-tormented spirit that has been seeking her return — and has no intention of letting her escape.”
Sarah Snook, Mark Webber, Joelle Carter, Ana De La Reguera and Amber Stevens star.
Delivery: The Beast Within terrifies on DVD and digital HD September 30 from Cinedigm and The Collective. Blending found footage and reality show genres, the feature marks the directorial debut of Brian Netto, who also co-wrote the film with producer Adam Schindler.
“Delivery: The Beast Within follows Kyle (Barclay) and Rachel Massy (Vail), a young couple who agrees to document their first pregnancy for a new reality show. The family begins to unravel when the cameras capture a series of unexplained events, leading Rachel to believe that a malicious spirit has possessed their unborn child. After production is abandoned, a first hand account of the tragic, and possibly supernatural, story is told through the show’s un-aired footage and testimonials from friends, family and crew members.“
· “The Birth of Delivery” – Nine minute making-of featurette
· Audio Commentary with Actors Laurel Vail and Danny Barclay, Producer Adam Schindler and Director Brian Netto
· Audio Commentary with Composer Daniel Cossu, Supervising Sound Editor Darin Heinis Producer Adam Schindler and Director Brian Netto
From the producers of American Pie, Cabin Fever and The Ring comes Zombeavers; the allegedly hilarious no-holds-barred schlock horror releasing in the UK on Blu-ray and DVD October 20, 2014.
Announced earlier this year at the Berlin Film Festival, it garnered over 2 million trailer views and became quite the social media and festival sensation. Zombeavers is the horror comedy with hysterical interludes, gross-out gore and old school animatronics. Making its highly anticipated UK debut at Film4 FrightFest on Thursday 21st August at the Vue West End cinema, Leicester Square, London, the UK Premiere will be the first opportunity fans will have to see Zombeavers on the big screen ahead of its home entertainment release.
“The film follows a group of college students headed out into the wilderness for spring break, unaware of the danger that lurks beneath the lake. Unbeknownst to the vacationers a chemical spill has irreversibly altered the wildlife and Zombeavers are on the prowl. As a weekend of sex, drugs and debauchery gets underway, the beavers close in on their prey and the bloodthirsty beasts really do take the term ‘killer weekend’ to the next level.“
Awesome international trailer, clever tagline, even crazier poster. This is definitely the sequel I did Nazi coming…
Bloody Disgusting has the exclusive one-sheet premiere for Tommy Wirkola’s Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival (read Ryan Daley’s review).
The poster has a nice pun to go along with limb-filled swastika.
Well Go USA Entertainment also revealed to us that you can watch the bloodshed on VOD platforms and in limited theaters on October 10, 2014!
“The gruesome Nazi Zombies are back to finish their mission, but our hero is not willing to die. He is gathering his own army to give them a final fight”
The film is a sequel to Tommy Wirkola’s Sundance hit Dead Snow, which got him the Hollywood gig Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters.
Vegar Hoel, Stig Frode Henriksen, Martin Starr, Ørjan Gamst, Monica Haas, and Jocelyn DeBoer star.
Fantastic Fest is set to screen Music Box’s latest acquisition, Fabrice du Welz’s Alleluia, starring Stéphane Bissot, Lola Dueñas and Édith Le Merdy
Fabrice du Welz is the director behind the 2004 Calvaire and the criminally underrated 2008 Vinyan.
Below you’ll find the brand new trailer to of with a bunch of images we were able to dig up, as well as a lengthy synopsis.
“Manipulated by a loving and jealous husband, Gloria has run away with her daughter and started a new life far away from men and from the rest of the world. Impelled by her friend, Madeleine, she agrees to meet Michel through a dating site. The first time they see each other, there is a spark. Michel, the small-time crook (profession: gigolo), is thrilled and Gloria falls deeply in love.
Out of fear, Michel runs away, but Gloria comes to find him and makes him promise never to leave her again. She is ready to do anything to salvage this love. She abandons her daughter and pretends to be Michel’s sister, so that he can continue his “widow” scams.
But jealousy drives Gloria crazy, and she eventually kills Marguerite, one of the widows. Michel is in shock, but the two lovers remain tied to each other by some powerful link. They will keep going on their sordid path. Beyond the morbid pact that unites them, Michel finds in Gloria a sort of mother figure he has always been deprived of; for Gloria, Michel is the incarnation of absolute love in a life she thought was over.
Alleluia is the free adaptation of a news item that shook the United States from 1947 to 1949; the story of Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez, or how a young nurse and a swindler, small-time gigolo, will fall into a deadly tragedy.”
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with Edmonton death metal band Display Of Decay to bring you an exclusive stream of their upcoming EP Outbreak Of Infection (pre-order here), which comes out exactly one week from today! The EP contains 5-tracks of, “…grim and gore,” perfect for fans of Deicide and Cannibal Corpse. The final track on the album is a cover of KISS‘s “Black Diamond”.
Guitarist Sean Watson explains the song “Manchurian Candidate”:
Much like the film, this song represents the conspiracies that surround us all; government cover-ups, media brainwashing, and populations manipulated by controlled “outbreaks.” This song is a powerful example, both musically and lyrically, of the defined imagery which is carried out throughout the ep, “Outbreak of Infection.”
Stream everything below!
Aug 22-24, 2014 – Harvesting Hell – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Aug 31, 2014 – Loud As Hell – Drumheller, Alberta, Canada
Daniel Radcliffe is up front and center on this international one-sheet for RADiUS-TWC’s Horns, which demonizes Radcliffe as a Devil.
Based on Joe Hills’ graphic novel of the same name, the film is slated for release on Halloween, October 31.
“Blamed for the murder of his girlfriend and ostracized by everyone he knows, a small-town guy (Daniel Radcliffe) awakens one morning to find he’s grown a pair of horns. Armed with the supernatural powers they possess, he sets out to find the true killer.”
Directed by Alexandre Aja (High Tension, Mirrors, Piranha 3D, The Hills Have Eyes) from Keith Bunin’s script, Horns stars Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella, Joe Anderson, Kelli Garner, Heather Graham, David Morse, Kathleen Quinlan, and James Remar.
Bloody Disgusting’s Mike Pereira was a huge fan – read his review here – calling it “an audacious, wonderfully twisted romantic horror fantasy.”
Soda Pictures has shared a deleted opening scene from Soulmate, which is now on home video in the UK. The clip was too much for British censors, who I guess have issues with suicide on screen.
In the film, “Recently widowed Audrey moves to the countryside in a bid to get her life back on track. When she realizes the cottage she’s renting is haunted, she decides to stay and strikes up an odd relationship with the ghost…
Audrey (played by Anna Walton, who also appeared in Carolyn’s short film The Halloween Kid) is a suicidal woman mourning the recent death of her husband. Isolating herself in an old country cottage away from friends and family, she soon develops a relationship with the ghost (Tom Wisdom) haunting the property. What follows is an atypical genre film in which love is not the ultimate cure-all.”
Anna Walton (Hellboy 2), Tom Wisdom (300), Nick Brimble (A Knight’s Tale) and Emma Cleasby (Dog Soldiers) star. Writer-director Axelle Carolyn’s feature debut is produced by Claire Otway and is a Neil Marshall (The Descent, Dog Soldiers) presentation for Sterling Pictures.
It feels like just yesterday when I talked about getting our first look at Paul Rudd in Ant Man. Well turns out USA Today got the exclusive scoop along with offering some more musings on the plot. Really seems like this heist is going to be the cornerstone of the film, and Scott Lang looks a little rough around the edges.
Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man (in theaters July 17, 2015) began production in San Francisco Monday.
I dig it. Now I can’t wait to see him in the suit itself.
In Ant-Man, Lang is an ex-con and thief who finds a mentor figure in Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), a genius scientist and inventor of a technology that allows a man to shrink down to the size of an insect but also increase his strength.
When powerful forces — including Pym’s star employee Darren Cross (Corey Stoll), aka Yellowjacket — want the secret to the breakthroughs for their own nefarious uses, Pym passes the mantle — and helmeted supersuit — of Ant-Man to Lang and the two men plan an ambitious heist that if successful will save the world.
We now have the latest promo trailer for XLrator Media’s horror-thriller Feed the Gods, which will release through its “Macabre” brand from Bleiberg Entertainment’s genre label Compound B.
The film, which stars Shawn Roberts (Resident Evil: Afterlife, Diary of the Dead), Tyler Johnston (“The Killing,” “Supernatural”), Emily Tennant (Jennifer’s Body) and Aleks Paunovic (This Means War), “follows the journey of two brothers in search of their long lost parents. Their quest leads them to Tendale, a small mountain town that is home to mythical Bigfoot-like creature with a “taste for tourists.”“
Drawing inspiration from early Sam Raimi, Peter Jackson and “Cabin in the Woods,” “Feed the Gods” marks the second feature film from writer/director Braden Croft. When slacker/aspiring filmmaker Will (Shawn Roberts, “Resident Evil: Afterlife”) finds the parents of his adopted brother Kris (Tyler Johnston, “The Killing”), he sees the opportunity to get some closure for his brother, as well as maybe capture a heartwarming reunion on camera. With Kris’ fiancé Brit (Emily Tennant, “Jennifer’s Body”) in tow, the three of them head out to discover this long-lost family. What they are unprepared for though, is what exactly the cryptic small town has in store for them. Weird locals abound and rumors of a Bigfoot creature haunting the area at first seem silly… but things quickly escalate into a frantic, scary and action-packed nightmare with more than a few casualties along the way.
(l-r) Shawn Roberts, Tyler Johnston, Emily Tennent — photo credit Courtney Paige Theroux
My God. As horror fanatics we all know how cold and lonely the Netflix instant streaming can be. There are some real gems, but among them are some real pieces of shit, like Wishmaster. A 1997 effects heavy reimagining of genie lore that will numb your brain into jelly before destroying your mind with horrible acting, atrocious editing, and a severe misuse of Robert Englund.
The movie’s heart is in the right place. It’s practical effects heavy and features nods to horror classics like The Exorcist. However, the plot is so ill conceived and inconsistent that the list of things to love is pretty much that short.
Everything begins with a gigantic infodump. Several screens of text are hurled at you in quick succession before whisking you away to Persia, amidst a ton of insanity caused by an evil Djinn who sits at the side of the Sultan whispering sweet nothings into his ears. Chaos erupts and there is a cavalcade of death all brought on by the deceptive wish granting of the Djinn. He’s a tricky bastard with dicks for ears.
The Djinn is trapped in a stone. He quickly escapes and asks a very important question of a bystander in the room where he is revived.
For 1997, there are a lot of good ideas here. The design of the Djinn is super inspired. His body reminds me of Gary Oldman’s Dracula armor, and his slithering head tentacles really captivate when the evil bastard is on screen. It’s just a damn shame he changes into this freak about halfway through the film.
You see now that he’s a human we’re treated to an assortment of scenes that force us to think about the premise of the film. He challenges an assortment of one off supporting characters to make a wish for their soul. Often after the deed is done, he turns to the camera and explains his motivations right to us the viewer. Just look at the photo above, he’s about to do it, I swear.
So just when you’re thinking this movie couldn’t get any worse. Shit like this goes down. I’m not sure if this is awesome or makes everything worse.
So Wishmaster should be watched by those of you brave enough to see the insane depths of hell that horror was at in 1997. This movie had a 5 million dollar budget but looks like it was shot by people who knew nothing about framing or editing. There are a ton of good ideas here, but the execution is just plain awful.
But let’s take a look at some of the excellent deaths it features, because boy it features a lot.
So now I’ll watch the rest of these fucking things, and, I imagine wish that my soul had been eviscerated long before I finish. Wish me luck.
Did any of you ever see Wishmaster, what did you think? Am I being to hard on it?
Last week a blimp hovered over London that stated “2014″, with the Aphex Twin logo inside the 0. There was also graffiti of the logo in New York City, stenciled in the streets. Now, the story goes even further with a supposed new album reveal.
How this went down was that Aphex Twin shot out a tweet that only contained a URL: http://syro2eznzea2xbpi.onion. These types of domains are supposedly only for those who wish to go into what’s known as the Deep Web. Working through the site, people found a page with text that seemingly announced the title of a new album, SYRO, as well as the titles of 12 new tracks. The numbers to the right of the tracks are being hypothesized as BPM but there’s no word on that just yet.
A new album from Aphex Twin will be the first since 2001′s Druqks.
The “track list”:
01 minipops 67 (source field mix)
02 XMAS_Eve10 (thanaton3 mix)
03 produk 29
04 4 bit 9d epi+e+6
06 CIRCLONT6A (syrobonkus mix)
07 fz pseudotimestrech+e+3
08 CIRCLONT14 (shrymoming mix)
09 syro u473t8+e (piezoluminescence mix)
10 PAPAT4 (pineal mix)
11 s950tx16wasr10 (earth portal mix)
The P.T. “interactive teaser” used to announce Silent Hills has been seriously effective both as an example of clever marketing and as a solid, standalone horror game that was terrifying before the world gleefully discovered its true purpose. Or, at least it is until you run into stuff like this.
In this video from YouTuber NSX Hosni, we’re treated to a more humorous side to the otherwise deeply unnerving game that can only be experienced when one of its best scares decides to break.
If you’re in dire need of more Silent Hills reading material, you can check out our list of reasons why you should be excited for it. If you fear you may have missed out on some major news to come out of Gamescom last week (there was a lot), you can use our rundown of the biggest horror headlines from the event to get caught up.
Filming has begun in New York on Meadowland, which marks the feature directorial debut of Reed Morano, whose cinematography credits include The Skeleton Twins, Kill Your Darlings, HBO’s “Looking” and Frozen River, reports ScreenDaily.
Giovanni Ribisi, Juno Temple, pictured, and Ty Simpkins (Insidious) are among a host of cast joining the previously announced Olivia Wilde, Luke Wilson, Elisabeth Moss, and Natasha Lyonne on Bron Studios’ psychological drama.
Chris Rossi wrote the screenplay about a police officer and his wife who attempt to deal with their son’s disappearance.
Also joining are Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi), Mark Feuerstein and Kevin Corrigan.
After quietly going to DirecTV, we learned this morning that Universal Home Entertainment has silently dumped Incentive Filmed Entertainment and Sierra/Affinity’s beyond terrible WER to VOD platforms this morning. It will then arrive on DVD September 23 without a Blu-ray release (as of this writing) through “Focus World”.
The new found-footage pic that takes place in police station with the suspect turning into a werewolf.
William Brent Bell and Matthew Peterman – the duo behind Paramount’s The Devil Inside – have re-teamed to tell the story of a defense attorney named Kate Moore (A.J. Cook) who has set out to clear the name of a suspect in a brutal murder case. The lead, Talan, is accused of murdering an American family. While Talan appears to be gentle on the surface, his attorney soon learns that Talan is actually a werewolf.
Brian J. O’Connor, Simon Quarterman, Vik Sahay also star in the film produced by Steven Schneider (Insidious, Paranormal Activity).
“Following the brutal slaying of an American family vacationing in rural France, a peculiar man living near the crime scene is blindly charged with their murders. Believing her client is innocent, expatriate American defense attorney Kate Moore and her team decide to take a scientific approach in order to prove his physical incapability to local authorities. As she delves into his enigmatic family history, she uncovers evidence that suggests the rebirth of an unexpected legend. When a bloodbath ensues, Kate must do whatever she can to survive the surrounding terror and prevent the chaos from spreading.”
Buried beneath the sands of time he rested, until he was awoken by Mezco’s award-winning design team. Now, Mezco proudly presents…“The Mummy”!
Imhotep, the iconic terror from the beneath the sand is presented in glorious black and white, just as he was in the terrifying 1932 classic film.
One of the most limited Universal Monsters ever produced by Mezco, he is an edition of only 250 pieces worldwide. Will he protect those lucky 250 from the curse of Amon-Ra? Only time will tell.
He stands 9″ tall and captures the intricate detail of each ancient bandage: from his mysterious eyes, to his legendary scarab ring.
With 11 points of articulation he’ll be able to take out any explorer who dares to come between him and his tana leaves. He is packaged in a full color, collector-friendly window box.
This Mezco Exclusive is a Limited Edition. A select number of collector’s items will be available online beginning August 22nd.
Kidman’s character wouldn’t…
From Rowan Joffe, the director of Bright Rock, and the writer of 28 Weeks Later, here’s the first clip from Before I Go to Sleep, starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong.
In theaters September 12, 2014, “A taut thriller based on the worldwide best-selling novel by S.J. Watson, Before I Go to Sleep is the story of a woman (Nicole Kidman) who wakes up every day with no memory as the result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, terrifying new truths begin to emerge that make her question everything she thinks she knows about her life – as well as everyone in it, including her doctor (Mark Strong) and even her husband (Colin Firth).”
The clip shows Firth explaining to Kidman her lifelong disease.
The Toronto International Film Festival announced this morning that The Voices, a genre film starring Amityville Horror‘s Ryan Reynolds, is playing in their Vanguard section. We landed some hi-res pics that display Reynolds freaking out with a bloodied up knife, while the other shows him feeding a bodiless head.
Directed by Marjane Satrapi, and also starring Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick and Jacki Weaver, “This genre-bending tale centers around Jerry Hickfang, a lovable but disturbed factory worker who yearns for attention from a woman in accounting. When their relationship takes a sudden, murderous turn, Jerry’s evil talking cat and benevolent talking dog lead him down a fantastical path where he ultimately finds salvation.“