It’s almost too perfect that a ghost was caught lurking around Disneyland’s “Haunted Mansion” ride in California.
Some really cool footage from 2009 is circulating online this evening that shows security camera footage, recorded with a phone, in which one of the 999 happy haunts can be seen walking down a path and through a gate. You can clearly see a ghost-like image briskly walking, and it’s pretty impressive.
I think the coolest part is that you can see it happen in multiple cameras simultaneously as it continues to walk through the park.
Could it be the ghost of Walt Disney, who is frozen under the park, enjoying his creation? Or is it the elusive Imagineers playing a prank on the park security team?
Nostalgia is clearly in right now. Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers was my absolute favorite show as a kid. I remember going home on the school bus when I was in Kindergarten and 1st Grade looking forward to my afternoon dose of the evil-fighting teenagers. Don’t even get me started in the pure ecstasy I experienced watching the 1995 film adaptation in the theaters. Well, a 15-minute short film was released earlier this week (sorry we’re a little late to the party!) visualizing the original Power Rangers (Kimberly, Rocky, Tommy, Billy, Trini and Zack) as much older, experienced adults. Needless to say, some things have changed and the Power Rangers have become a bit more…intense.
Starring James Van Der Beek and Katee Sackhoff as two of the Power Rangers, the short film comes to us courtesy of Joseph Kahn, a music video director (Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” is his most recent one) who filmed the short just for fun, and that makes me like the film even more. It is not associated in any way with Lionsgate’s reboot planned for next year. Saban Entertainment, the creators of the original series adaptation, are also not involved with Kahn’s vision. Kahn did not hold back in the production department at all. If this is what comes from a lack of studio tampering, I’d say this needs to happen more often. This could be the start of a brand new trend in the film industry!
In the video, Van Der Beek’s Rocky is interrogating Sackhoff’s Kimberly (props for going back to the original team) about Tommy, who has gone missing and has seemingly been murdering the other Power Rangers. There is a pretty fantastic twist at the end that has to be seen to be believed.
Apparently there was a darker, more NSFW version released on Vimeo, but it has since been pulled from the site. Color me extremely disappointed that I didn’t catch it in time. The video below is just the SFW version on YouTube, but it’s still pretty incredible.
If this is the SFW version, I can’t wait to see what the NSFW version looks like. What do all of you think? Does Lionsgate need to step up their game with their Power Rangers adaptation? I think so!
Lucy Boynton (Miss Porter), James Remar (pictured in “Dexter”), and Lauren Holly (Dumb and Dumber) have joined the cast of February starring Emma Roberts (“American Horror Story”) and Kiernan Shipka (“Mad Men,” Carriers).
In February, “beautiful and haunted Joan makes a bloody and determined pilgrimage across a frozen landscape toward a prestigious all girls prep school where Rose and Kat find themselves stranded after their parents mysteriously fail to retrieve them for winter break. As Joan gets closer, terrifying visions begin plaguing Kat while Rose watches in horror as she becomes possessed by an unseen evil force.”
Principal photography is now underway in Ottawa on the film written and directed by Osgood Perkins, son of legendary Psycho actor Anthony Perkins.
February is produced by Unbroken Pictures’ Adrienne Biddle and Bryan Bertino (The Strangers), Rob Paris’ Paris Film, Inc. (Everly), Zed Filmworks’ Rob Menzies and Alphonse Ghossein of Go Insane Films. Carissa Buffel and Kevin Matusow are executive producing under their Traveling Picture Show (The Quiet Ones) banner along with 120dB Films’ Peter Graham and Steve Hayes, and Arianne Fraser.
Director Joe Lynch’s upcoming film, Everly (review), starring Salma Hayek, will be released in select theaters on February 27. Two special events have been planned to support the launch of the genre-bending movie.
The first is a special “Opening Night Event” at the historic Vineland Drive-In located at 443 Vineland Ave., City of Industry, CA, kicking off the Everly One Week Only Drive-in engagement. Director Lynch, co-stars Akie Kotabe (Dead Man), Jenn Blanc-Biehn (Dena) and Caroline Chikezie (Zelda), Director of Photography Steve Gainer, Co-Producer Brett Hedblom and more will be at the 7 p.m. show at the Vineland theater to introduce the film, along with a Q&A (TBD), giveaways and some other surprises. Follow Vineland Drive-In on Twitter (@VinelandDriveIn) for more info on the event.
“Showing Everly, which was borne of my love for those crazy genre flicks I grew up with as a kid, at the Drive In is a dream come true for me,” said Lynch. “This is the perfect movie for the drive in, so we embraced the idea of showing the film in a more unconventional arena to give audiences the rare opportunity to remember what it’s like to see a crazy fun movie like this in the right setting. Being able to show movies in this way under the stars is quickly becoming history so we wanted seize the opportunity, give folks a fun night out and hopefully expose some audiences to the Vineland.”
On February 28, Lynch and select cast and crew will also be on hand for the 9:55 p.m. showing of Everly at the famed Music Hall Theater in Beverly Hills for an introduction, Q&A after the film and giveaways. More details and show times are available at the official Everly Facebook page.
Everly is currently available on most VOD platforms, including iTunes, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner, Verizon, Dish, Directv, iTunes, Amazon, Playstation, Xbox, Vudu, YouTube, Google Play and more. Produced by VegaBaby/Crime Scene Pictures and distributed by Radius TWC, Everly will be released in select theaters on February 27 at the following theaters (subject to change, more theaters being announced soon).
Everly Theater Listing
- Danvers, MA/Hollywood Hits 7
- Chicago, IL/Music Box
- Peoria, IL/Peoria Theaters @ Landmark 12
- Columbus, OH/Gateway 7
- Mentor, OH/Atlas Great Lakes Stadium 16
- Grand Rapids, MI/Celebration Cinema Woodland 14
- New Haven, CT/Criterion New Haven 7
- New York, NY/Village East Cinemas 7
- Brooklyn, NY/Williamsburg Cinemas 7
- Washington DC/Angelika Pop Up @ Union Market
- Atlanta, GA/Plaza Theater
- Greensboro, NC/Red Cinemas
- Houston, TX/Alama Drafthouse Vintage Park
- Naples, FL/Silverspot 11 Cinemas
- Memphis, TN/Malco Wolfchase Galleria Cinema 8
- Beverly Hills, CA/Music Hall
- City of Industry, CA/Vineland Drive-In
The Everly original motion picture soundtrack by Bear McCreary is available on iTunes and most music platforms by Sparks & Shadows, featuring “Silent Night” by Raya Yarborough.
Togo Igawa, Masashi Fujimoto, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Gabriella Wright, and Hiroyuki Watanabe co-star in what can only be described as an uber-violent manga come to life!
It’s Christmastime, but all is not well in the world of Everly (Salma Hayek). A call girl by trade, Everly has turned against her gangster boss Taiko (Hiroyuki Watanabe) and become a police informant. In response, Taiko has put out a hit on Everly and her family. Soon, every criminal in town wants to cash in. Everly’s survival instincts quickly kick in as she matches wits and firepower with Taiko and a seemingly endless stream of killers.
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STX Media, an independent film company based out of Corpus Christi, TX, has completed their micro-indie anthology Dreadtime Stories, and are currently out to festivals.
The micro-budget horror anthology was filmed last year and consist of 10 tales of terror that actually look pretty fun and well put together. I think you’ll enjoy this trailer that was just submitted to us… I see everything from werewolves to slashers!
If there was any doubt, he’ll be back. Again.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has confirmed that his various appearances in Terminator Genisys, in theaters July 1, 2015, is only the beginning.
Schwarzenegger recently spoke to The Arnold Fans in which he confirmed his involvement in the sixth film: “Yes, of course, next year.” He’s always been a huge supporter, giving most of his earnings to create the insane chase scene in the third film. That’s passion for ya.
In Terminator Genisys Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as the T-800, Emilia Clarke as Sarah Conner, Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese, Jason Clarke as John Conner, and Matt Smith as John Conner’s ally. Byung-hun Lee, Aaron V. Williamson, Dayo Okeniyi, and J.K. Simmons also star. Alan Taylor directs.
“When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future…“
Starring Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman, and Stephen Rea, Out of the Dark is a ghost story set in South America, where a young family’s new life turns from promising to terrifying when they are forced to confront ancient legends, ghosts, and a haunting family secret.
Check out these two clips from the film that’s now on VOD platforms. Vertical Entertainment will be releasing in limited theaters February 27th.
Lluís Quílez directs.
The dance that is the next Alien has exploded into epic proportions as Elysium, District 9 and Chappie director Neill Blomkamp is teaming with Sigourney Weaver for the hotly anticipated sequel.
The two, after playing coy, are finally opening up to press during their tour of Chappie, in which the they both worked together for a second time.
EW chatted with both and learned that Blomkamp was inspired by Weaver’s ideas. For those of you paying attention, she’s always been extremely vocal about her desire to destroy the Xeno’s home planet.
“It did have to do with having Sigourney on ‘Chappie’. It’s just something that I’ve always wanted to one day be a part of. Those first two ['Alien'] films are probably my favorite films ever made. I didn’t know if it would ever happen. I just always wanted to participate in it if I was able to.
Over the years, I came up with a story for a film in that universe that I wanted to make. And then when I talked to her about her experience making those films and what she thought about Ripley and everything else, it informed and changed the film I wanted to make into something different.
It just sort of stuck with me. A year later, when post-production was winding down on ‘Chappie’, I started fleshing out the idea for a film that would contain Sigourney. Fox never knew. I just worked on it when I could. Before I knew it, I had this really awesome film with a lot of artwork and a lot of backstory. And then I didn’t know whether I was going to make it or not. So I just kind of sat on it for a while.
Thanks to Fox giving Deadpool a go after test footage leaked, Blomkamp used grassroots to hype his vision that ultimately caught the attention of the studio, too.
Also, as a bonus, below is a video with the duo that has Weaver talking about her vision mentioned above, while Blomkamp calls it a Freudian nightmare.
Blomkamp also dropped this gem: “I want this film to feel like it is literally the genetic sibling of Aliens, so it’s Alien, Aliens and then this film.”
They both elude to this being the final story: “I would love to take Ripley out of, sort of, orbiting around outer space and give a proper finish to what was such an excellent story,” said Weaver. “So when somebody like Neill Blomkamp suddenly said, ‘Well, I’m interested in finishing the story,’ my little ears perked up.”
The bugs are finally going to get what’s been coming to them.
Check out this new UK quad for Drive star Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, Lost River, which opens April 10, 2015.
Lost River stars Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan, Eva Mendes, Iain De Caestecker, Matt Smith and Barbara Steele.
“The film is set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city. Billy, a single mother of two, is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while Bones, her eighteen-year-old son, discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. Both Billy and Bones must dive deep into the mystery, if their family is to survive.“
Also check out the new trailer below.
Get ready for a feature-length “The Walking Dead” episode as AMC announced today that the Season 5 Finale will be extended to 90 minutes, serving up an extra 30 minutes of walker-filled mayhem before the series breaks for the summer!
The Season 5 finale airs on Sunday March 29 at 9/8c.
Season 5 of The Walking Dead continues this Sunday at 9/8c with Episode 512, “Remember.”
What are your thoughts on Season 5 this far? What do you want to see in the finale?
It’s been a few months since we’ve heard any news on the Blumhouse-produced Amityville: The Awakening. After a trailer dropped last August, the film was suddenly shelved in September, changing its release to an ominous TBD. As fans know, those three letters can last a long time in the world of horror.
Finally there’s word on the film’s progress, courtesy of Arrow in the Head, who received a little update from Jason Blum himself:
“We’re still in post on it. I’m very, very happy with it. We’re continuing to have conversations with Dimension and Weinstein about how it’s going to come out, but it’s definitely going to come out. I think people are going to like it, Jennifer Jason Leigh is great in the movie. I’m hoping to do another movie with Franck. I’m really pleased with it, my guess is we’ll announce when it’ll come out sometime in the next twelve months.”
As far as conflicts with distributor The Weinstein Company, Blum said:
“Like a lot of the movies that we do, we’re just tinkering with it and trying to make it better. We’re pretty close now. We went back and forth over the cut of the movie, which we’re happy with now. We’re just tinkering with the movie in post-production.”
The word “tinkering” and The Weinstein Co. in the same breath are never a good sign. Here’s hoping the latest trip to Amityville isn’t shredded in post.
While we wait IMPATIENTLY to see the return to the airwaves of WGN America’s “Salem,” the powers-that-be have put out yet another new promo to get us excited for the witchcraft to come.
Currently in production in Shreveport, LA, on its 13-episode sophomore run, “Salem” Season 2 premieres Sunday, April 5th, at 10:00 p.m. ET/ 9:00 p.m. CT, exclusively on WGN America.
Related Story: First Look at Stuart Townsend’s Character in Salem Season 2
From creators and writers Brannon Braga (“Cosmos,” “24”) and Adam Simon (The Haunting in Connecticut), “Salem” is a gripping one-hour drama that boldly re-imagines the infamous 17th century witch trials in colonial Massachusetts. The series stars Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, Tamzin Merchant, Elise Eberle, and Iddo Goldberg. New to the cast of “Salem” for Season 2 are Lucy Lawless, Stuart Townsend, Joe Doyle, and Oliver Bell.
“Salem” is executive produced by Brannon Braga, Adam Simon, Kelly Souders, Brian Peterson, and Prospect Park’s Josh Barry and Jeff Kwatinez. Nick Copus directs and serves as co-executive producer. The series is produced by Fox 21.
The first casting news is here for rocker turned filmmaker Rob Zombie’s latest filmic endeavor, 31, as the man himself just announced that Torsten Voges (8MM, The Lords of Salem) has signed on to play the character Death-Head in his upcoming film.
31 is, in part, a crowdfunded endeavor that will allow Zombie’s legions of fans to be involved from the ground up with his latest project. “I wish something like this had existed when I was a kid,” Zombie explained. “I would have killed to be part of so many movies. Even being involved in the smallest way would have been awesome.”
A photo posted by RobZombieofficial (@robzombieofficial) on Feb 25, 2015 at 11:14am PST
Fans will have access to exclusive VIP experiences involving the film and Zombie’s music career. In addition to the wide range of VIP experiences, fans can also get their hands on exclusive merch and original props from Zombie’s films. Check out the campaign, which is being hosted once again at RZ-31. There’s 74 days left to get in on it!
31 follows five carnival workers who are kidnapped the night before Halloween and held hostage in a large secret compound known as Murder World. Once there, they have 12 hours to survive a terrifying game called 31 in which ‘The Heads’- murderous maniacs dressed as clowns – are released to hunt them down and kill them.
One of the best thing about It Follows (review) is the film’s soundtrack by Disasterpiece. Don’t believe us? Well you can listen to three tracks from the soundtrack right now!
Look for the film in U.S. theaters and on VOD Friday, March 13, 2015.
With a riveting central performance from Maika Monroe and a strikingly ominous electronic score by Disasterpeace, It Follows is an artful psychosexual thriller from David Robert Mitchell (The Myth of the American Sleepover).
Thanks to The Playlist.
Related Story: Sundance 2015: Keir Gilchrist Talks It Follows
The film also stars Keir Gilchrist (“The United States of Tara”), Daniel Zovatto (Laggies), Jake Weary (“Chicago Fire”), Olivia Luccardi (“Orange Is the New Black”), and Lili Sepe (Spork).
For 19-year-old Jay (Maika Monroe, AT ANY PRICE), the fall should be about school, boys, and weekends at the lake. Yet, after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she suddenly finds herself plagued by nightmarish visions; she can’t shake the sensation that someone, or something, is following her. As the threat closes in, Jay and her friends must somehow escape the horrors that are only a few steps behind.
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Enjoying the return of AMC’s “The Walking Dead?” Still a fan despite the many naysayers? We’re right there with ya, and we’re happy to let you guys know that the show’s season finale will be 90 minutes long instead of just 60.
The news came from Entertainment Weekly writer Dalton Ross on Twitter.
#TheWalkingDead season finale on March 29 now super-sized to 90 minutes.
— Dalton Ross (@DaltonRoss) February 25, 2015
“The Walking Dead” – Episode 5.12 – “Remember” (airs 3/1/15)
Molding into a new lifestyle is proving difficult for the group. Has life on the road proven too treacherous to go back to who they once were?
To stay up-to-the-minute on all things walker related, follow @WalkingDead_AMC on Twitter and visit “The Walking Dead” on Facebook. For more info be sure to hit up the official “The Walking Dead” page on AMC.com.
The next chapter is the storied Amityville franchise, Amityville: The Awakening, was slated for release on January 2, 2015. Well we all know that didn’t happen. So when are we gonna get to dig our claws into this one?
Arrow in the Head caught up with producer Jason Blum to find out.
“We’re still in post on it,” Blum tells the site. “I’m very, very happy with it. We’re continuing to have conversations with Dimension and Weinstein about how it’s going to come out, but it’s definitely going to come out. I think people are going to like it, Jennifer Jason Leigh is great in the movie. I’m hoping to do another movie with Franck. I’m really pleased with it, my guess is we’ll announce when it’ll come out sometime in the next twelve months. Like a lot of the movies that we do, we’re just tinkering with it and trying to make it better. We’re pretty close now. We went back and forth over the cut of the movie, which we’re happy with now. We’re just tinkering with the movie in post-production.”
Daniel Farrands and Casey La Scala co-wrote the script and produce with Jason Blum of hit factory Blumhouse. Frank Khalfoun (Maniac) directs.
Belle, her little sister, and her comatose twin brother move into a new house with their single mother Joan in order to save money to help pay for her brother’s expensive healthcare. But when strange phenomena begin to occur in the house including the miraculous recovery of her brother, Belle begins to suspect her Mother isn’t telling her everything and soon realizes they just moved into the infamous Amityville house.
Horror director Rob Zombie has announced via Instagram that actor Torsten Voges (8MM) has signed on to play the character Death-Head in his upcoming film 31. Voges appeared in Zombie’s last film The Lords Of Salem as the character Count Gorgann.
The film’s synopsis reads:
31 follows five carnival workers who are kidnapped the night before Halloween and held hostage in a large secret compound known as Murder World.
Once there, they have 12 hours to survive a terrifying game called 31 in which ‘The Heads’- murderous maniacs dressed as clowns – are released to hunt them down and kill them.
Ther are 74 days left to back the film via Fanbacked.
A photo posted by RobZombieofficial (@robzombieofficial) on Feb 25, 2015 at 11:14am PST
We dunno about you guys but, we’re stoked for the release of The Scream Factory’s Carrie double feature Blu-ray, if only because Angela Bettis was pretty friggin’ awesome in the lead role. Read on for details.
From the Press Release:
Get ready for a double dose of telekinesis terror! Scream Factory presents Carrie & The Rage: Carrie 2 on Blu-ray on April 14, 2015, with bonus features that include new audio commentaries with Carrie director David Carson and The Rage: Carrie 2 director Katt Shea and director of photography Donald Morgan.
Angela Bettis (May) stars in this 2002 adaptation of Stephen King’s classic tale of horror and retribution, featuring eye-popping special effects and a shocking, all-new twist ending! Carrie White (Bettis) is a lonely, awkward teenage girl who just doesn’t fit in. At school, she endures her classmates’ constant ridicule, and at home she suffers endless psychological torture at the hands of her fanatically religious mother (Patricia Clarkson, Six Feet Under). But Carrie has a secret. She’s been cursed with the terrifying power of telekinesis. And when her tormenters commit an act of unforgivably cruel humiliation at the prom, they’ll soon learn a deadly lesson. Taking its inspiration from King’s book rather than the original film, Carrie was written by Bryan Fuller (TV’s Hannibal, Pushing Daisies) and stars Emilie de Ravin (Lost), Katharine Isabelle (See No Evil 2, Ginger Snaps) and Chelan Simmons (Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil).
THE RAGE: CARRIE 2
In this horrifying 1999 sequel to Brian DePalma’s 1976 classic, Rachel (Emily Bergl, The Knick) is a high school misfit who gets caught in the middle of a vicious prank orchestrated by a group of jocks that turns deadly. Once the police bring one of the boys in for questioning, his teammates target Rachel for squealing, and hatch a devious scheme to publicly humiliate her. But messing with Rachel is worse than playing with fire, for when her temper’s crossed, it triggers a powder-keg of anger and unleashes horrifying powers that turn a wild teen house party into a wilder mad-house inferno! Also starring Jason London (Dazed And Confused), Rachel Blanchard (TV’s Clueless), Mena Suvari (American Beauty) and Amy Irving (reprising her role as Sue Snell from Brian DePalma’s original Carrie), this fast-paced, white-knuckle revenge fantasy takes telekinesis to the next level of terror!
CARRIE Special Features:
- NEW Audio Commentary with director David Carson
THE RAGE CARRIE 2 Special Features:
- NEW 2015 Audio Commentary with director Katt Shea and Director of Photography Donald Morgan, moderated by filmmaker David DeCoteau
- Original 1999 Commentary with Katt Shea
- Alternate Ending with “before and after” special effect sequence
- Additional scenes not seen in theatres
- Theatrical Trailer
What do demonic possession, Ajax from The Warriors, and the son of Anthony Perkins have in common? They’re all coming to an all girls’ prep school in February, that’s what! Read on for your first details.
From the Press Release:
Lucy Boynton (Miss Potter, Sing Street), James Remar (pictured; The Warriors, Django Unchained, “Dexter”), and Lauren Holly (Dumb and Dumber, Any Given Sunday) have joined the cast of February, starring Emma Roberts (We’re the Millers, “American Horror Story”) and Kiernan Shipka (“Mad Men,” Carriers). Principal photography is now under way in Ottawa on the film written and directed by Osgood Perkins, son of legendary Psycho actor Anthony Perkins.
February is produced by Unbroken Pictures’ Adrienne Biddle and Bryan Bertino (The Strangers), Rob Paris’ Paris Film, Inc. (Everly), Zed Filmworks’ Rob Menzies, and Alphonse Ghossein of Go Insane Films. Carissa Buffel and Kevin Matusow are executive producing under their Traveling Picture Show (The Quiet Ones, A Walk Among the Tombstones) banner along with 120dB Films’ Peter Graham and Steve Hayes, and Arianne Fraser. Highland Film Group (HFG) is handling international sales.
Said Biddle, Paris, and Bertino: “In Lucy Boynton we found an amazing young actor with unbelievable sensitivity and poise. She is the perfect complement to the brilliant pairing of Emma Roberts and Kiernan Shipka. And having James Remar and Lauren Holly join the team truly takes the film to another level.”
In February, beautiful and haunted Joan makes a bloody and determined pilgrimage across a frozen landscape toward a prestigious all girls prep school where Rose and Kat find themselves stranded after their parents mysteriously fail to retrieve them for winter break. As Joan gets closer, terrifying visions begin plaguing Kat while Rose watches in horror as she becomes possessed by an unseen evil force.
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Here’s a new teaser (hot on the heels of the last one) for the second season of WGN America’s Salem. While the first season didn’t make too many waves, it did garner enough of a following to warrant a return to the streets of 17th century New England and a new haircut for Salem’s resident badass, John Alden.
In “Salem” season two, the Grand Rite triggered at the end of last season is now underway and death is in the air, but the Witch War is just beginning — and Salem is at the epicenter of both. In order to bring her plan to completion, Mary Sibley must not only control Captain John Alden (Shane West, “A Walk to Remember”) and the citizens of Salem, but also those lurking in the shadows who seek the power she wields.
Salem season 2 kicks off Sunday, April 5 on WGN America.