So here's something we've never seen happen before. Ben Wheatley’s A Field in England will be the first UK film released simultaneously in cinemas, on DVD, free TV and VoD. Yes, you read that right.
Film4, Picturehouse Entertainment, 4DVD, Film4 Channel and the BFI Distribution Fund are partnering on the day-and-date release, which will take place on July 5 [Friday]. A digital masterclass designed to immerse audiences in the making of the film will also launch around release, developed by Film4.0 in partnership with the filmmakers.
The English Civil War-set film stars Michael Smiley (Kill List), Peter Ferdinando (Tony), Reece Shearsmith (The League of Gentlemen), Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh), Richard Glover (Sightseers) and Ryan Pope (Ideal).
In the war-torn English countryside in 1648, a small group of deserters flee the raging battle through an overgrown field. They are captured and forced to help one of their captors in his search to find hidden treasure he believes is buried in the field. The group descends into a chaos of arguments, fighting, and paranoia, and as it becomes clear that the treasure might be something other than gold, they gradually become victim to the terrifying energies trapped inside the field.
Knowing Adam Green as well as I do, I can tell you first-hand that the only thing bigger than his ambition is his heart. In light of the recent tragic events in Boston, Green is heading home with an agenda that you will WANT to be a part of!
From the Press Release
Horror genre filmmaker, television star, and Massachusetts native Adam Green will return to the Boston area from May 28–30, 2013, to host a series of events and raise money to help those families most affected by the tragic events that unfolded during the 2013 Boston Marathon. The events include an advance screening of the second season of the sitcom “Holliston”, which premieres on FEARnet June 4, 2013; a celebrity benefit and silent auction at the Worcester Palladium; and the first-ever marathon screening of all three Hatchet films, including the first public screening of Hatchet III, opening in select U.S. theaters on June 14, 2013.
Born and raised in Holliston, MA, Adam got his start making local commercials for Time Warner Cable Advertising in 1997, where he borrowed company equipment to make his first feature film COFFEE & DONUTS. In 2000 he moved to Hollywood, CA, and set out to turn the film into a television series. Over a decade later, it was re-developed and re-titled “Holliston” and premiered on FEARnet in 2012, where it was immediately embraced by critics and audiences. Adam also made his mark on the horror genre with the 2006 slasher comedy Hatchet, which went on to become a bona fide fan-favorite worldwide franchise introducing the now iconic genre villain “Victor Crowley” to genre fans around the globe. Through ArieScope Pictures, Adam’s independent film studio, he has written, directed, and/or produced the theatrical feature films Spiral, Frozen, Grace, and Chillerama.
“I live in Los Angeles these days, but Boston is still the place I consider home,” says Green. “I’ve never forgotten where I came from and always infuse my work with Massachusetts references, whether it be showcasing the Newbury Comics logo in the Hatchet series, naming the fictitious ski mountain in Frozen "Mount Holliston", or setting my sitcom “Holliston” in Holliston, MA. While I am just one guy, thankfully I have a body of work and a loyal and extremely passionate fan base within the horror community that I can call upon to step up and help. I think a lot of people underestimate not only the sense of community that genre fans share, but the fact that we are some of the most kindhearted and generous people you’ll ever meet. I know that the Boston chapters of the Hatchet Army and “Holliston” Nation will join me for this, not to mention my fans around the world that will hopefully donate to the cause online. However, the real heroes behind this are my friends at Rock and Shock and Wicked Bird Media, who have worked tirelessly to make all of the arrangements, not to mention all of the various sponsors that are rising to the occasion to support all of this. I’m merely the face of an enormous heart and collective of individuals who want to help.”
Details for the events include:
1. “Holliston” Comes Home to Holliston: Season Two advance screening and Q&A with the cast
Adam Green returns to his hometown of Holliston, MA, to host an advance screening of three episodes from “Holliston”’s upcoming second season, followed by a live Q&A with members of the cast, including Joe Lynch and Laura Ortiz.
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Time: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: Holliston High School, 370 Hollis St., Holliston, MA 01746
2. “Horror / Boston Strong” Party at The Palladium: Hosted by Adam Green
Join Adam Green (Hatchet I–III, Frozen, “Holliston”), Kane Hodder (Hatchet I–III, FRIDAY THE 13TH VII– X), Zach Galligan (Hatchet III, GREMLINS 1–2), and more celebrity guests for a one-of-a-kind party at the Worcester Palladium that includes a silent auction chock-full of horror and music memorabilia, gift certificates, and other rare and amazing prizes.
In advance of the event, fans can bid on an online auction to win a private dinner with Adam Green before the party starts. More information about the auction can be found here.
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Time: Doors open at 7 p.m.
Location: The Palladium, 261 Main St., Worcester, MA 01608
3. Hatchet movie marathon: Featuring the first ever screening of the highly-anticipated Hatchet III.
Join Hatchet franchise creator Adam Green for the first-ever Hatchet marathon, including a screening of a rare uncensored UK 35mm print of the original Hatchet, an uncensored 35mm print of Hatchet II, and the first ever screening of the highly anticipated, and also uncensored, Hatchet III. Special guests from the films will be in attendance.
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Time: 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Location: The Revere Hotel, Theater One, 200 Stuart St., Boston, MA 02116
Green and special guests will also be doing a free in-store signing for “Holliston” on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Fiske’s General Store, at 776 Washington St., in Holliston, MA.
Advance tickets for all three events go on sale on Friday, May 10, 2013, and can be purchased here.
Tickets will also be available at the door the day of each event. For more information regarding ticket sales, please call The Palladium box office at 508-797-9696. All proceeds will go towards The One Fund Boston.
So what if The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones hasn't even come out yet? Who needs to worry about how it will fare at the box office given that The Host and Beautiful Creatures bombed spectacularly? Let's talk sequel!
Variety reports that Mister Smith Entertainment is to introduce The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes, the sequel to the upcoming The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, to international buyers at Cannes next week.
Harald Zwart returns to helm the sequel along with a returning Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower. Lensing on the sequel, penned by Jessica Postigo Paquette, who also wrote the screenplay for City of Bones, begins in the fall.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is an adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s young adult fantasy novel and has a release date of August 23, 2013. Kevin Durand, Robert Maillet, Elyas M'Barek, Lily Collins, Robert Sheehan, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jemima West, Kevin Zegers, Lena Headey, Jared Harris, Godfrey Gao, and Jamie Campbell Bower star in the film helmed by Harald Zwart. Jessica Postigo and I. Marlene King wrote the script.
City of Ashes Book Synopsis:
Clary Fray (Collins) just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who's becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn't ready to let her go—especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil—and also her father.
To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings—and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?
In this breathtaking sequel to City of Bones, Cassandra Clare lures her readers back into the dark grip of New York City's Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation.
For more info visit the official The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones website, "like" The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones on Facebook, and follow The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones on Twitter (@MortalMovie).
Ser Davos Seaworth himself, Liam Cunningham, is heading off into battle once again, but this time it's not the White Walkers he has to worry about. Instead, he'll be assuming the role of the beast himself in the new flick Let Us Prey.
According to Screen Daily, AV Pictures is bringing the new film to Cannes with Cunningham (pictured) playing an enigmatic stranger who is detained in the cells of a remote police station. Hanna Stanbridge (Outcast) also stars. Shooting is planned to begin in Scotland and Ireland in June, with director Brian O’Malley at the helm.
An enigmatic stranger is detained in the cells of a remote police station one fateful night. From his basement dungeon the charismatic loner begins to take over the minds of his fellow inmates and those of the police officers. He influences them to bend to his evil will, and their latent inner demons explode in a crazed night of blood-spilling and mayhem. Only rookie cop Rachel is able to resist him … Will she survive? Judge, jury, and executioner are waiting in Let Us Prey.
There's trouble on Isla Nublar, but this time it has NOTHING to do with rampaging dinosaurs. From the sounds of things production on Jurassic Park 4 has been suspended. Read on for details.
Today Jurassic Park 4 Concept Artist Dean Sherriff tweeted, “JP on hold.” That was followed by a tweet from JP4's Digital Assets Manager Todd Smoyer, who chimed in with, “Hollywood makes and crushes dreams. Goodbye JP4.” Both tweets have since been deleted, but AICN managed to get a screencap of both before they headed into the ether. Sounds pretty grim.
Safety Not Guaranteed director Colin Trevorrow had been tapped to helm the next installment in the dino-rific series with Universal Pictures and Steven Spielberg setting a June 13, 2014, release date for Jurassic Park 4 3D. Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver penned the script.
And now Deadline has chimed in with a statement from the studio: "In coordination with filmmakers, Universal has decided to release Jurassic Park 4 at a later date, giving the studio and filmmakers adequate time to bring audiences the best possible version of the fourth installment in Universal’s beloved franchise. We could not be more excited about the vision that Colin Trevorrow has created for this film, and we look forward to watching as he and the producers create another great chapter in this franchise’s storied history."
Look for more on this one soon!
With Sightseers (review here) getting released Stateside on May 10th, IFC has released a new clip for the pitch black comedy. Check it out right here!
Edgar Wright is the film's executive producer, and actors Alice Lowe and Steve Oram wrote the script with additional material from Amy Jump. It's directed by Ben Wheatley.
Chris (Steve Oram) wants to show Tina (Alice Lowe) his world, and he wants to do it his way - on a journey through the British Isles in his beloved Abbey Oxford Caravan. Tina's led a sheltered life, and there are things that Chris needs her to see - the Crich Tramway Museum, the Ribblehead Viaduct, the Keswick Pencil Museum and the rolling countryside that separates these wonders in his life. But it doesn't take long for the dream to fade. Litterbugs, noisy teenagers and pre-booked caravan sites, not to mention Tina's meddling mother, soon conspire to shatter Chris' dreams and send him, and anyone who rubs him up the wrong way, over a very jagged edge...
Somebody call my mama! The Funkasaurus is featured front and center in this new clip from Ryuhei Kitamura's No One Lives (review), and it could be the best one yet! Check it out!
Look for Ryuhei Kitamura's No One Lives starting May 10. Cities include NYC, LA, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Philadelphia, Miami, Boston, Detroit, Houston, and Baltimore.
No One Lives stars Luke Evans, Adelaide Clemens, Lee Tergesen, America Olivo, Beau Knapp, Brodus Clay, Derek Magyar, Laura Ramsey, and Lindsey Shaw.
A ruthless criminal gang takes a young couple hostage and goes to ground in an abandoned house in the middle of nowhere. When the captive girl is killed, the tables are unexpectedly turned. The gang finds itself outsmarted by an urbane and seasoned killer determined to ensure that no one lives.
No One Lives, written by David Cohen and directed by Ryuhei Kitamura, is a smart and original horror movie with at its heart a killer in the grip of a dark and twisted love affair.
No more posters and quick clips... what we have here is the entire trailer for the new film from Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg, The World's End, and we want more like yesterday. Seriously, before the whole shit-house goes up in flames!
The World's End is directed by Wright and stars Pegg along with long time buddy Nick Frost, Rosamund Pike, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, and Eddie Marsan.
20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.
The first teaser trailer for Europa Report has hit the Internet, and if you're down for a quickie to get you through Hump Day, then this should more than suffice. Check it out, and look for more on this one soon!
Sebastian Cordero’s sci-fi horror flick Europa Report stars District 9's Sharlto Copley alongside Michael Nyqvist, Daniel Wu, Anamaria Marinca, Christian Camargo, and Karolina Wydra.
Penned by Philip Gelatt, the film tells of "a group of astronauts, handpicked from around the world, who make the arduous journey to Jupiter’s frigid, glacial moon Europa in search of extraterrestrial life. The only thing more intimidating and unpredictable than the trip itself is what the team will encounter upon arrival…"
You know we were just thinking to ourselves the other day... "You know what we need? We need Cabin Fever: Patient Zero to reboot the franchise and kick off a new trilogy!" Okay, so we weren't actually thinking that but apparently Voltage Pictures is.
Screen Daily reports that Voltage is handling Cabin Fever sales at Cannes, along with the original film's producer Evan Astrowsky, and they're developing at least two more films in addition to Patient Zero to create a new trilogy. Hooray!
Sean Astin and Brano Eaton are starring in the pic, which also has Jillian Murray and Ryan Donowho as part of the cast. Mitch Ryan, meanwhile, has stepped into the shoes vacated by Ben Hollingsworth, whose schedule was crunched when he booked a role on The CW’s midseason show "Cult".
The story kicks off when a bachelor party cruise in the Caribbean unexpectedly runs ashore on a medical-research island and a deadly virus is unleashed. The passengers must struggle to find a way to survive before their own demons and the flesh-eating bacteria consumes them all.
Lydia will play a wide-eyed research grad student who is aligned with the film’s antagonist (Astin).
Comic book artist Kaare Andrews is directing from a screenplay penned by Jake Wade Wall (The Hitcher).
The year was 1995 and I was home, excited to see a little movie called Castle Freak. Why? Because the killer was insane looking. Then I saw it... his severed cock-nub. I've never been the same. Now to be able to see said cock-nub in full 1080p? Oh, friggin' my!
That's right, kids! Full Moon Entertainment has unleashed two of its most infamous films from director Stuart Gordon, Castle Freak and the 1991 lunacy laden flick The Pit and the Pendulum. Believe me you haven't lived until you've seen Lance Henriksen as Torquemada. It's almost as disturbing as a 1980p cock-nub. To order them now just hit up Full Moon Direct.
The Pit and the Pendulum Synopsis
Directed by Stuart Gordon and starring Lance Henriksen, Stephen Lee, Oliver Reed and William J. Norris.
In the quest to save souls, the Spanish Inquisition will stop at nothing and knows no boundaries for evil. Under the direction of Torquemada (LANCE HENRIKSEN - "Alien," "Pumpkinhead," "Millennium") the Grand Inquisitor of Spain, Maria, a young baker's wife, is falsely accused of witchcraft and dragged before the Inquisition and the Cardinal (OLIVER REED - "Gladiator," "Three Musketeers"). Torquemada is enchanted by Maria's beauty and subjects her husband Antonio to heinous tortures hoping to prove that his own desires for her are a result of her magic, that she has "bewitched him." With the help of Esmeralda, Maria's cellmate and confessed witch, Maria must find the power to save Antonio from Torquemada's ultimate machine of torture: the inevitable, razor sharp PENDULUM poised over the inescapable PIT of hell.
Castle Freak Synopsis
Directed by Stuart Gordon and starring Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Jessica Dollarhide and Jonathan Fuller.
When an American family (Combs, Crampton, Dollarhide) moves to Italy to occupy a castle they've inherited, they unwittingly unleash a terrible, bloodthirsty creature (Fuller), somehow tied to a dark family secret.
Well, this is interesting... a couple of days ago a script review of Javier Gutierrez's remake of The Crow slipped online, and let's just say it wasn't pretty. Said review made it sound as if this new Crow was a 180-degree turn from the original; however, star Luke Evans tells a different tale.
"[The Crow] was a very poignant film from my childhood, which I remember vividly," Evans tells Coming Soon. "The soundtrack, also. It was such a solid performance that Brandon Lee gave. It was a very tragic end for somebody that probably would have had a very promising career... I'm Eric Draven. I'm the same character. Obviously, he's been refreshed and brought up to date. We're reimagining it to a certain extent, but the story and the plot is mostly the same."
Luke Evans has been tapped by Relativity Media to star as Eric Draven in the story based on the James O'Barr comic book series that was previously adapted as a 1994 Miramax movie starring Brandon Lee. It follows a man who returns from beyond the grave to avenge his death.
Ed Pressman of Pressman Film and Kevin Misher of Misher Films are producing with Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh and Jeff Most. Dan Farah of Farah Films will executive produce with Relativity's Tucker Tooley. Cameras roll in 2014.
Look for more soon.
Kaleidoscope Film Distributors has released the full trailer for Paul Hyett's acclaimed new shocker The Seasoning House (review here), and we have a look at the goods for you right here. Check it out.
Written and directed by Paul Hyett (award-winning special makeup FX designer for The Woman in Black, Dog Soldiers, Doomsday, Attack the Block, Eden Lake, Centurion, and more) and starring Sean Pertwee (Equilibrium, Doomsday, Mutant Chronicles, Devil’s Playground, 22.214.171.124.), Rosie Day (Black Books, Fallen Angel, Harley Street), Anna Walton (Hellboy II - The Golden Army, 5 Days of War, Mutant Chronicles, Crusoe), Kevin Howarth (Gallowwalker, The Magnificent Eleven, The Last Horror Movie), and Jemma Powell (Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, The Symmetry of Love), The Seasoning House is produced by Michael Riley (Vampire Diary, Outlanders, Sugarhouse, Lava, In a Land of Plenty) of London-based Sterling Pictures.
The Seasoning House is a stylish, claustrophobic, nightmarish neo-horror about Angel, a young Balkan girl forced to work in a rape house during an unspecified war. After killing a militiaman, she goes on the run.
Melting flesh, gruesome alien mutations, post-apocalyptic machinery, pus-shooting creatures, tits, automatic weaponry and a decidedly NSFW teaser trailer. Occasionally things come across our desks here at Dread Central that make us to grin ear to ear.
Such is the case with the teaser trailer for the insane Forbidden Dimensions.
Executive produced by Warren I. Abbot and written and directed by Chris Miller, the Z Sky Productions/Razorwire Films low-budget feature Forbidden Dimensions' festival run and distribution are imminent, so we thought it time to chat with some of the flick’s principals, including filmmaker Miller and stars Kyle Morris and Jamie Katonic.
"What we were trying to do with Forbidden Dimensions was to recreate the look and feel of the great horror/sci-fi flicks of the 80's,” director Miller told us of the film, which was shot between September of 2012 and February of this year. “That's why there's no greenscreen shots in the movie, and CGI was used sparingly, mostly for touch-up work.”
Filmed in California's Mojave Desert and in and around Los Angeles on the Canon 5D, “We had real sets, prosthetic makeup effects, animatronics, puppets and stop-motion animation,” Miller stated of the film, which also stars Carl Crew (Blood Diner) and porn stars Brittany Oneil and Amy Daly. “This is how a film should be made. It's Max Headroom meets Dune on the set of Road Warrior."
Chatting with actor Kyle Morris (American Girls, Reel Evil), who portrays the film's lead ‘Jack Slade,’ he said of his Forbidden Dimensions experience, “It was intense. We had a very low budget but were able to find locations for a reasonable rate that only increased the positivity of the filming process. I've worked with Chris in the past, and we were able to communicate comfortably and had a trust and understanding as to what the initial goal was of the film. We’re both fans of 80's horror/sci-fi and practical FX, and I had no doubts that it was gonna be a blast. One day we went to Wasteland Weekend, which was a post-apocalyptic Burning Man basically, and with permission to shoot, we ran around filming like kids in a toy store.”
As to what attracted him to such a gonzo production, “They were probably obvious reasons!” Morris effused. “Chris was one of my best friends and offered me the paying gig, and I knew there was gonna be a lot of gore and FX. And after shooting with him in the past, I knew that there would be very little complication, if any, before, during, and after filming. Also, the role was a lead, essentially about a normal guy in a world full of crazies. And I had never done a post-apocalyptic film before. Being a fan of Mad Max, Thunderdome, etc., I knew it was gonna be a blend of those films with a sci-fi twist, but it also seemed like a David Lynch film all the while.”
Co-star Katonic (co-creator of the forthcoming horror comic book series Miss Katonic, which she's created along with Zak Hennessey and the rock band GWAR!) stated of her performance in Forbidden Dimensions, “Even though I was naked in three quarters of the movie, covered in purple goo, making out with puppets, and sometimes covered in blood and completely freezing, it didn't seem to bother me a bit! I was focused on the story, and the comfort level around the director, his crew, and Kyle was always at a total maximum, and when filming was over, I'd wander around the studio forcing Kyle to take photos of me and the life-size alien drone puppets in compromising positions!”
Regarding her attraction to the material, “Who wouldn't want to be the leader of a post-apocalyptic army in a 'B' horror film and be called the 'Star Child'?” she posited. “This kind of role was right up my alley! I want to keep my life fun, creative and adventurous, and I can definitely say I've checked yet another thing off my list in life this year that I'd hoped to accomplish since childhood.”
Stay tuned for a theatrical trailer, poster and official website soon, and in the interim check out actress Jamie Katonic's comic here!
Jack Slade was born during a solar eclipse in the year 1980. 18 years later, he finds out he has the ability to travel into the future. He projects himself into the year 2035, where society has been destroyed by a fascist regiment of psychopathic doctors that rule the wastelands, creating deformed mutants with a serum synthesized from the flesh of dead aliens. Now Slade must travel back to the year 1998 to destroy a device known as the wavelength generator, which opened the dimensional gateways to these alien beings. With the help of an army of female outlaws and a sleazy detective, Slade re-connects with the star child Khadijah, who holds the key to stopping these tragic events from ever taking place.
More Pacific Rim themed goodness has arrived in the form of character posters showing off Charlie Hunnam as Jaeger pilot Raleigh Becket and Rinko Kikuchi as Jaeger pilot Mako Mori as well as your first look at the cover art for the companion book Pacific Rim: Man, Machines & Monsters.
Look for Pacific Rim, directed by Guillermo del Toro, in theatres July 12th of 2013. Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini, Rob Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., and Diego Klattenhoff star.
Pacific Rim: Man, Machines & Monsters, the ultimate companion book to the upcoming movieWarner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim, is set to hit bookstores and online retailers on June 12, 2013. The film, an epic sci-fi action adventure from acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro, opens in theaters July 12, 2013. The film takes on humanity’s struggle to defend itself from a monstrous, otherworldly invasion. When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, start rising from the sea, a war begins that will take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special weapon is devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, that are piloted by an international crew of soldiers in the Pan Pacific Defense Corps. But even the Jaegers prove nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, two unlikely heroes—a washed-up former pilot and an untested trainee—team up to pilot a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger on a mission to halt the mounting apocalypse. Highlights of Pacific Rim: Man, Machines & Monsters include: - Lavish artwork - Detailed set photography - Revealing commentary from the film’s creative team< - Unique insights into the battle-torn world of 2025 CE depicted in the movie Pacific Rim: Man, Machiens & Monsters will be 156 pages and cost $45.
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From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ epic sci-fi action adventure Pacific Rim.
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes--a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)--who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
Scream Factory Art Explosion - Day of the Dead, X-Ray / Schizoid, All Night 4 Horror Movie Marathon DVD
Things have been hopping over on the Scream Factory Facebook page with multiple announcements and artwork premieres. We've got all the latest for you right here. Read on!
First up the X-Ray / Schizoid Combo pack Blu-ray artwork.
X-RAY (AKA HOSPITAL MASSACRE): Ex-Playboy Playmate Barbi Benton star in this 1982 horror flick about a beautiful woman who goes to the hospital for a routine check-up and finds herself being stalked by a maniac seeking revenge for a childhood Valentine’s Day prank.
SCHIZOID: Klaus Kinski, Donna Wilkes, Joe Regalbuto, and Christopher Lloyd star in this 1980 chiller about a newspaper advice columnist who begins receiving anonymous death threats at the same time female members of a group therapy session she attends start getting murdered.
Next we have the All Night 4 Horror Movie DVD Box Set Artwork which consists of Schizoid, The Outing, The Godsend, and The Vagrant.
"We have a fun and frightening multi-title DVD set coming soon on August 20th. 4 films (3 of which have never been on DVD before) for a super low $9.99 SRP."
SCHIZOID: Klaus Kinski, Donna Wilkes, Joe Regalbuto, and Christopher Lloyd star in this 1980 chiller about a newspaper advice columnist who begins receiving anonymous death threats at the same time female members of a group therapy session she attends start getting murdered.
THE GODSEND – Donald Pleasance’s daughter Angela Pleasance stars in this 1980 horror mystery about an English family that takes in a pregnant woman; they raise her baby girl as one of their own after the mother disappears only for their own children to begin dying over the years under strange circumstances leading them to believe the little girl is more than she appears.
THE VAGRANT - Bill Paxton, Michael Ironside, Marshall Bell, and Colleen Camp star in this horror comedy. Graham is content! He has a just purchased a new house which he can afford due to his successful well okay job which also comes closer to him with a swell chance of picking up a great girlfriend as a bonus feature. Of course he is something of a suck up yuppie and his potential companion Judy Dansig is sex-crazed real estate agent. However his new home has unwanted guest, a disgraced destitute shrink, who sees a chance to carry on the mind games that led him to his current situation. As Graham starts finding pieces of those around him turning up in places like his fridge and with him getting the blame by the law. Graham struggles hard not to lose it, but that isn't easy as the deaths continue and he starts to even doubt his very own sanity!
THE OUTING - Deborah Winters, James Huston, and Andra St. Ivanyi star in this 1987 flick which is also known as THE LAMP. In it a murderous genie stalks victims in a museum!
And finally the artwork for their re-issue of the George A. Romero classic Day of the Dead
"Artist Nathan Thomas Milliner strikes again! Check out his latest OTT design that will grace our upcoming Collector's Edition release of George Romero's classic DAY OF THE DEAD! More specific details on the release (exact street date, extras) will be revealed this Summer!"
A gory new international one-sheet has arrived for the new shaker from Eli Roth and Nicolas Lopez, Aftershock, and it makes us wish that we had the balls here Stateside to release something like this! Dig it!
Aftershock (review), an earthquake thriller scripted by Cabin Fever and Hostel's Eli Roth, Nicolas Lopez, and Guillermo Amoedo, revolves around an insane asylum on an island, where the inmates escape during the quake.
It’s the next "Eli Roth Presents" film, and it marks the English-language debut from director Nicolas Lopez. His last two films, Que Pena Tu Vida and Que Pena Tu Boda, were the highest-grossing Chilean films of 2010 and 2011. Roth most recently produced The Last Exorcism, a microbudget film that grossed $70 million worldwide.
Roth and Lopez wrote the story together, inspired by the latter’s experience when an earthquake devastated Chile in 2010. In his first big acting role since Inglourious Basterds, Roth plays the lead. Among the other cast is Selena Gomez, who was in Chile doing a concert and came over to do a cameo. Lopez’s frequent collaborators Ariel Levy, Nicolas Martinez, and Lorenza Izzo also star along with Natasha Yarovenko, Andrea Osvart, and Miguel Asensio.
Look for it in theatres on May 10th.
In Chile an American tourist’s vacation goes from good to great when he meets some beautiful women travelers. But when an earthquake ravages the underground nightclub they are in, a fun night quickly turns to terror. Escaping to the surface is just the beginning as they face the nightmarish chaos above ground.
Bill Oberst, Jr., is quickly becoming one of the most recognizable faces in the genre, and we're lucky to have him. The guy can do everything from sympathetic to absolutely psychotic at the drop of a dime. On tap right now is an exclusive look at his latest flick, The Black Water Vampire.
From the Press Release
Filming begins on Bill Oberst’s The Black Water Vampire, a bold new vision of horror: a vampire movie in the found footage style. Jesse Baget (Breathless, Cellmates) is producing the film under his Ruthless Pictures banner.
The Black Water Vampire follows a documentary film crew as they investigate a series of brutal killings known as the Black Water Murders. As they delve deeper into the story, the crew stumbles upon a horrifying secret buried deep in the woods, a secret they might not survive.
Bill Oberst was excited about portraying the alleged serial killer Raymond Banks in the film, “When Jesse asked me to play Raymond Banks, he sent along a link to one of the more disturbing pieces of real-life video I've ever seen for character inspiration; it was a clip of serial killer Aileen Wuornos on the day before her execution. That clip was a stroke of genius. It stayed with me. If my performance works, it will be because of Jesse's talent and his insistence on reality and nuance over cliche.”
Baget is excited about the film. “I think this is a thrilling new take on both vampire movies as well as the found footage films,” he states. Of the film’s star, Bill Oberst, Jr. (Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies, Scary or Die), Baget says, “Bill brings a great deal of horror film experience to the project, which is evident in his hair-raising performance as convicted serial killer Raymond Banks.”
In addition to Bill Oberst, Jr., The Black Water Vampire has secured up-and-comers Danielle Lozeau (The Eye, Legion), Andrea Monier (Elizabethtow, Are You Scared 2), Robin Steffen (The Lackey), and Anthony Fanelli.
Ruthless Pictures is currently in production on two other films, All Hallows’ Eve directed by Damien Leone, and Mischief Night, starring Ally Walker, Charlie O’Connell, Daniel Hugh Kelly, and Erica Leehrsen.
There's an old saying about not putting the cart before the horse, but Summit is paying it no mind as the studio is already forging ahead with a sequel to its adaptation of the Veronica Roth bestseller Divergent by signing a writer for Insurgent.
The Divergent Facebook page added to its ongoing timeline with the following graphic, which notes that Brian Duffield ("Jane Got a Gun") will be penning the script for Insurgent. Part 2 of the saga continues the journey of Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) as war now looms. Sides will be chosen, secrets will emerge, and Tris will risk everything as she struggles to harness her incredible power within.
Summit Entertainment's highly anticipated feature film adaptation of DIVERGENT stars Golden Globe® nominated Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Academy Award® winner Kate Winslet. The film also features Ray Stevenson, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Jai Courtney, Miles Teller, Zoë Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Tony Goldwyn, Ben Lamb, Christian Madsen, and Amy Newbold. The futuristic action adventure is directed by Neil Burger from a script by Vanessa Taylor. The original draft of the script was written by Evan Daugherty. Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher are producing the project via their Red Wagon Entertainment banner along with Pouya Shahbazian. Red Wagon’s Rachel Shane is executive producing alongside John J. Kelly. Summit will release the film theatrically in North America on Friday, March 21, 2014.
DIVERGENT is a thrilling adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior (Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late.
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