While a clip from last September is making rounds again (watch it below), we've got some real news regarding Blair Witch director Eduardo Sanchez's awesome Lovely Molly (review). Having world premiered at the TIFF last September, Image Entertainment will release the haunting Satanic horror this coming May. No word on what will come first, limited theaters, VOD or home video. We'll update you as soon as we know more. Starring Gretchen Lodge, Johnny Lewis and Alexandra Holden, "When newlywed Molly Reynolds returns to her long-abandoned family home, frightful reminders of a nightmarish childhood begin seeping into her new life. She soon begins an inexorable descent into evil that blurs the lines between psychosis and possession."
THR is reporting that Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman has been offered the lead of MGMs remake of RoboCop, the 1987 sci-fi action movie about a cyborg policeman. Kinnaman is the male lead of AMCs "The Killing" who came to Hollywoods attention via his work on Scandinavian thrillers such as Snabba cash. Hes appeared in bit roles in Summits sci-fi movie The Darkest Hour and Universals Safe House. Dealmaking is expected to begin imminently. The Robocop remake is being described as a gritty origin story as MGM reboots the franchise. Jose Padilha (Elite Squad) is directing. "The original was about a cop who was near death and was drafted to become a powerful cyborg cop, until suppressed memories of his past life come back to haunt him." Peter Weller played the character in the original and the 1990 sequel.
Hannover House, the newly rebranded entertainment distributor formerly known as Target Development Group, will expand on its current successes with sci-fi and horror films by adding two new acquisitions for video release this summer. Patient Zero, a zombie apocalyptic movie from director Brian T. Jaynes ("Boggy Creek", "Humans Vs. Zombies") will be released onto DVD, Blu-ray and VOD in August. Buried Alive, a micro-budget thriller from first-time director Kevin Clark, will debut on DVD and VOD in July. Additional information on Patient Zero and Buried Alive will be released in March, including title release details, creative specifics, ordering information and home video suggested retail pricing. A trailer for Patient Zero can currently be viewed above, along with a horrible poster inside.
On DVD May 8th from SaintSinner Entertainment is Amel J. Figueroa's The Quiet Ones, which stars Courtney Gains, Reggie Bannister, Bill Allen, Adam Ciesielski, Brea Bee, Clayton Myers, Dennis Ronin, Jessica Browne-White, Nina Fluke, Vanessa Liu, Jeremy Zelig, Jennifer Butler, Laura Lynn Cottrel, Mark Lassise, and Warren Hemenway. "A young man's rapid descent into madness fueled by memories of a distant past of painful family experiences. A disturbed young man named Michael believes a normal relationship in the form of a blossoming new love interest named Isabel may save him from his own demons, only to find that recurring nightmares and memories of the past that center around his abusive father are too strong for any one love to quiet."
Below you'll find the first trailer for 4:44 Last Day on Earth, directed by Abel Ferrara, and starring Willem Dafoe along with Paz de la Huerta, Shanyn Leigh, Natasha Lyonne, Paul Hipp, and Dierdra McDowell. Look for it in theaters and On Demand on March 23rd. "In a large apartment high above the city, lives our couple. Theyre in love. Shes a painter, hes a successful actor. Just a normal afternoon - except that this isnt a normal afternoon, for them or anyone else. Because tomorrow, at 4:44 am, give or take a few seconds, the world will come to an end far more rapidly than even the worst doomsayer could have imagined. The final meltdown will come not without warnings, but with no means of escape. There will be no survivors. As always, there are those who, as their last cigarette is being lit and the blindfold tightened, will still hope against hope for some kind of reprieve. For a miracle. Not our two lovers. They - like the majority of the Earths population - have accepted their fate: The world is going to end."
Arriving on DVD April 24 from SRS Cinema is Ms. Cannibal Holocaust, Ron Bonk's latest film starring Kellyn Lindsay, Nicola Fiore, and Wes Reid. "The remaining tenants of a rundown, poverty-row apartment building, one day away from demolition, find themselves suddenly under siege by a cannibal cult and their preacher-like female leader. Why the preacher has picked them as her latest victims is unknown, but her goal with them is clear - they WILL know pain, they WILL know fear, they WILL know suffering before she kills each one of them. And with all their connections to the outside world severed, the tenants can only do their best to hold out before they are caught and consumed. Hope seems to arrives in the form of a second woman, but is she there to save them? Or does she have her own agenda with the cult and specifically their leader? Shes coming. And vengeance will be upon them..."
"Brothers & Sisters" vet Dave Annable (pictured below) is relocating to "666 Park Avenue," ABC's supernatural-tinged drama pilot co-starring "Lost"'s Terry OQuinn, TVLine has learned. The thriller, based on the Gabriella Pierce book series of the same name, "centers on a young couple (Annable and his not-yet-cast spouse) that accepts an offer to manage one of the most historic apartment buildings in New York City. They unwittingly begin to experience supernatural occurrences, which complicate and endanger the lives of everyone in the building." OQuinn plays the haunted houses owner. The pilot was written by "Fringe" scribe David Wilcox. Hopefully this plays out like a super-awesome Poltergeist 3.
We missed something this "Ash" Wednesday when NECA took to Twitter to reveal an unannounced, previously top-secret action figure from the forthcoming Evil Dead 2 line. Apparently, the toy company has been hard at work on a "Sepia tone" Ash chainsaw figurine. He rocks his trusty "boomstick", chainsaw and streak of white hair (oh, the horror!). He comes standing on a pretty sweet base, too. NECA didn't reveal the release date for the figure, so it's unclear if it will be a series 1 or 2 varient. Either way it's a must-have. We teased series 2 out of Toy Fair earlier this month, with full details on the soon-to-be-released series 1 here.
Star Thomas Jane took to his official blog where he shared a behind-the-scenes look at Saw V director David Hackl's Red Machine that depicts The Mist star standing off against an enormous bear! "How I spent my b-day!" jokes the actor. James Marsden, Piper Perabo, Billy Bob Thornton, Scott Glenn, Adam Beach, Michaela McManus and Kelly Curran also star in Indomitable Entertainment and Paul Schiff Productions' flick that "centers around two estranged brothers (Marsden, Jane) who reconcile on a camping trip with their girlfriends. Once in the remote wilderness, however, things go horribly awry when they are attacked and relentlessly stalked by a horrifying grizzly bear -- the Red Machine." Rick Cleveland and J.R. Reher wrote Red Machine, which Tai Duncan, Dominic Ianno, Stuart Pollack, Hadeel Reda, Paul Schiff, and David Valleau will produce. Shooting is taking place in Vancouver.
In the vein of classic "evil kids" cinema like The Bad Seed, The Exorcist, The Omen and more recently The Children, we've landed the official poster and images for Childish Games (also going under the title Dictation in Spain), which was directed by Antonio Chavarrías from his own screenplay. Filmax, the company behind the [REC] franchise, is giving birth to this demonic flick. Starring Starring Juan Diego Botto, Barbara Lennie and Marcia Perez, Filmax has now locked a March 9, 2012 date for the Spanish thriller to premiere overseas. Check out the full image gallery by clicking the still above. The Spanish poster can be found after the break.
Summit Entertainment 's Gone hits theaters today. I'm urging you not to go. "Every single character is such a vacant red herring without any semblance of human logic or emotion that I almost felt myself sliding into uncanny valley. Watching 'Gone' is like watching the worlds dumbest person play the worlds worst RPG side mission... it just chooses to be lazy. It chooses to be boring and bad. With so much in its corner you would think it could provide at least one single entertaining moment, but it willfully declines. And that is unforgivable. It chooses to take your money without the effort or intent of living up to its end of the bargain." Directed by Heitor Dhalia, and also starring Emily Wickersham, Wes Bentley, Jennifer Carpenter, Erin Carufel, Sebastian Stan, and Socratis Otto, "the thriller revolves around a young woman named Jill (Seyfried) who returns home from her night shift to find her sister's bed empty. She's convinced the serial killer who kidnapped her two years before has come back to finish the job. But the police do not believe Jill, who knows time is running out. With no one to turn to, she sets off to find her sister and face her abductor once and for all." Click here for the review! And if you actually dare to go see this movie, don't forget to check back in after you see the film with your review here!
The last clip we saw from Open Road Films and Liddell Entertainment's Silent House (review) was out of the Sundance Film Festival way back in January 2011. This morning Bloody landed a second look at the "real-time" supernatural thriller that promises that on March 9 "the silence will kill you." Martha Marcy May Marlene's Elizabeth Olsen stars in the horror flick featuring "88 minutes of real fear captured in real time." She's also featured in the clip entitled "reflection." The pic, which premiered at last year's Sundance Film Festival, was co-directed by filmmaking duo Chris Kentis and Laura Lau, who left audiences terrified with the hit film Open Water. " 'Silent House' is a uniquely unsettling horror thriller starring Elizabeth Olsen as Sarah, a young woman who finds herself sealed inside her family's secluded lake house. With no contact to the outside world, and no way out, panic turns to terror as events become increasingly ominous in and around the house." The screenplay was written by Laura Lau and based on the Uruguayan film La Casa Muda, written by Oscar Estevez. Visit the Facebook to become a fan.
Veteran Producer Suzanne DeLaurentiis and Clay Sharman will begin shooting the new found footage suspense thriller Stone Marker, says a release on the film's official website. Production will begin in mid March. "Slated for a fall release, this movie/television series follows the adventures of the Sherman brothers, two fifteen-year old fraternal twins who have discovered a strange stone marker in the woods. While attempting to uncover information about the mysterious object, the boys and four of their misfit friends discover it is linked to the disappearance of seven children over thirty years ago. As the pieces begin to fall into place, they find themselves at the mercy of a madman willing to do whatever is necessary to keep the past buried." Dale Fabrigar ("Tape 407" and "Soul Fire Rising") and Tony Canonico ("Mulberry Park") are slated to direct, with Jeff DeMeo as Executive Producer and Ivan Kavalsky Co-Producing. The story was developed by Clay Sharman and the screenplay is written by Brian Herzlinger and Jay Black.
Contrary to other website's premature reports, Danielle Harris has NOT signed on to star in Greg Beville's Blackstar Canyon. The star refuted the claims via her Twitter. Other actors unconfirmed, but in talks, are Brian Krause, Tiny Lister, Tippi Hedren (The Birds) and Belinda Balaski (The Howling). "Blackstar Canyon is located in eastern Orange County, California, near the Santa Ana mountain range. During 18311875 hundreds of Native Americans were slaughtered by white landowners to make room for larger ranches. With the removal of the Gabrielino-Tongva tribe members, the new settlers prospered with silver and coals mining for a brief time until the deposits were used up completely. In modern times the largely abandoned mining site is the source of many occult rumors. This shadowy valley was also the destination for two young couples from Laguna Beach High during Spring Break 2006. Their goal was to spend the night in Blackstar Canyon and see who would survive the urban legend dangers that haunt the area. Tyler and Alissa soon learned the secret the remaining townsfolk were protecting in the center of the mineshafts of Blackstar Canyon."
AMC's "The Walking Dead" is back in full force after a brief, planned, hiatus and ratings are still through the roof. While many fans have expressed concern over some narrative water treading, other people have seen recent episodes as a return to form. To that end IGN recently sat down with exec producer Robert Kirkman to discuss, "the growing conflict between Rick and Shane and the rumors that popular comic book characters Michonne and The Governor may be coming to the series." ""The Walking Dead" tells the story of the weeks and months that follow a pandemic zombie apocalypse. County Sheriff Rick Grimes travels with his family and a small group of survivors, constantly in search of a safe and secure home. But the constant pressure of fighting off death on a daily basis takes a heavy toll, sending many to the lowest depths of human cruelty. As Rick struggles to keep his family alive, he will discover that the overwhelming fear of the survivors can be far more dangerous than the mindless walkers roaming the earth." Hit the jump for the video interview.
Director Eric England is only in his early 20's but his new slasher, Madison County - which we've teased in this extensive exclusive set report - is now set to hit DVD and Digital Download on May 8th! "Dating back to the fairy tales of Grimm, the woods have always been a place of immense beauty, but also of abject terror. Perhaps its the lack of civilization, or not knowing what lurks around the next tree, but sometimes what seems idyllic and bucolic only masks the path to death itself! On May 8th, Image Entertainment presents Madison County on DVD and digital download. Premiered at last years prestigious ScreamFest -- the only film to sell out during the festival! -- and already abuzz with anticipation among genre fans, Madison County promises an excursion into rural terror that pays homage to the original 'Texas Chain Saw Massacre' and 'The Town that Dreaded Sundown'. SRP is $27.97 for the DVD." "Madison County is about a group of college kids that travel to a remote, mountain town called Madison County to interview the author of a tell-all book on the accounts of the grisly murders that happened in the town over two decades ago. Upon their arrival, the author is no where to be found and the townspeople state that theyve not seen him in years. They also deny that Damien Ewell, the notorious murderer, ever existed and that the murders never happened. As the kids start to dig around to get their own answers, they come to find that the stories, and Damien, maybe more real than the townspeople are letting on." Directed, co-produced and written by Eric England, Madison County stars Ace Marrero (who also co-produced), Colley Bailey, Matt Mercer, Joanna Sotomura, Natalie Scheetz, Katie Stegeman, and Adrienne Harrell, with Laid To Rests Nick ChromeSkull Principe as the savage killer Damien Ewell. Hit the jump to check out the box art and the trailer!
IFC Midnight will release Evan Kelly's Canadian thriller The Corridor on March 30th. A piece about male-bonding and miscommunication described as "The Big Chill slammed into The Evil Dead." Stephen Chambers, James Gilbert, David Patrick Flemming, Matthew Amyotte, and Glen Matthews all star. "Tyler Crawley needs his friends, now more than ever. Recovering from mental stress in the wake of his mom's death, Tyler has been counting on a weekend with the guys to bring him back to normal. For Tyler's sake his old buddies rally themselves, though the "glue" which keeps them together has weakened with the passing of recent years -- a natural enough occurrence. But with the introduction of a single unnatural occurrence -- the corridor itself -- the knots in these male bonds will come loose with a terrifying speed. Both a fantastical passageway to somewhere and a passageway into the mind of the male animal, the corridor will lead Tyler and his friends to the very edge of sanity and beyond..." Is it me or does the film look kind of like Dreamcatcher? But perhaps a better version of it? Agree? Disagree? Hit the jump to check out a new poster and take a look at the film's trailer, which first premiered in November.
Literally a day after I went on a Twitter rant about the local news being worse than anything you'll ever see on the big screen, ABC shamelessly shares a horrifying story about an ex-movie star who attempted to take his own life. In a world where news outlets brag about scoring exclusive interviews with the parents of rape victims, they also have audio of a 9-1-1 call where Lord of Illusions, The Silence of the Lambs, The X-Files and Thinner star Daniel von Bargen survives a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. We will not link the audio. If you're a sick f*ck, go Google it. According to the call, Von Bargen shot himself to avoid going to the hospital. He is a diabetic and was supposed to have two of his toes amputated that day. According to Montgomery Police Srgt. Greg Vondenbenken, Von Bargen was seriously injured. They took him to Bethesda North hospital, where Vondenbenken says that his condition is improving. It's a sad world we live in when local news outlets celebrate their success at the expense of another human being. It's a tough, brutal world we live in and all of our thoughts go out to Von Bargen and his family.
While other horror websites take jabs at us for covering Gareth Evans' The Raid, the fact of the matter is that none of them have seen the movie. Not only is the movie jam-packed with face-stomping action, but it's nothing short of bloody and disgusting. We reserve the right to cover this insanely gory foreign film that premiered last September at TIFF (read our review), and you'll eventually thank us for it. In theaters March 23, Sony Pictures Classics has released the first oficial theatrical trailer for the thriller now titled The Raid: Redemption . Check it below. "Rama, a member of a special forces team, arrives at a rundown apartment block with a mission to remove its owner, a notorious drug lord. The building has become a sanctuary to killers, gangs, rapists and thieves seeking accommodation in the one place they know they cannot be touched by the police. When a spotter blows their cover, Rama and his team must fight their way through every floor and every room not just to complete their mission but to survive their bloody ordeal."
Columbia Pictures' Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 3D has been critically panned so bad that by the time it hit theaters many thought it was so-so. But the real fun of a film finally getting released is wondering what could have been, especially when it's well-known that other talented filmmakers were nearly involved. Such the case with Todd Farmer, the writer of My Bloody Valentine, Jason X and Drive Angry 3D. The screenwriter took to his personal blog (one that I highly recommend subscribing to) where he revealed his treatment for the Marvel comic book sequel. "During one of our many meetings, [Michael] De Luca, who had produced 'Ghost Rider,' suggested we [Farmer and Patrick Lussier] come up with a pitch for 'Ghost Rider 2.' We said yes with much enthusiasm. So Mike set a meeting with Avi Arad that we might meet and discuss the franchise," he explains. "When we returned we were pumped. We had nailed it. It may seem arrogant to say that but DUH. Isn't that the point? Why would you ever go back if you didn't think you nailed it?" He continues: "We knew De Luca dug it. Later we heard that Sony loved it. But in the end Avi passed. He said it was too violent. Hate not getting the job but I'll take TOO VIOLENT as the reason any day of the week." Want to read the pitch? Eh? I bet you do! Click here to download the treatment and then tell us what you think!