It's here in the Archives section that you will find the news of the last three months.

----- October 11, 2018 -----

** WORLD WAR Z sequel: It has been languishing in development for years, but it appears as if the sequel to 2013's WORLD WAR Z is still happening. David Fincher remains attached to direct the film and re-team with his SE7EN star Brad Pitt on the project. At last report he's taking his time to get the script right with the help of screenwriter Dennis Kelly.

Fincher's commitments to the second season of Netflix's MINDHUNTER and Pitt's to Quentin Tarantino's ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD however stopped any chance of filming this year, but producers Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner told Variety this week that the project has set a June 2019 start of filming date and both Pitt and Fincher are still attached.

Kleiner added that they're still working with Kelly on the sequel's script to get it right. It's not clear if the new film will go back to use elements from the original Max Brooks novel which the original film barely touched upon. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** ELVIRA: Cassandra Peterson's iconic character Elvira has been the subject of two films, both of which were some time ago. Yet the former horror host with a unique look and personality remains very popular with horror fans, so much so Peterson has expressed a desire to bring back the character once again for a new film.

Appearing at a Q&A session at Salem Horror Fest to celebrate the 30th anniversary screening of 1988's "Elvira, Mistress of the Dark," Peterson says she's written a full treatment and is currently in the process of shopping it around.

Should it be picked up, it more than likely will be for a streaming service and won't be in cinemas. Streaming outlet Shudder recently brought former horror host Joe Bob Briggs back, presenting several films to fans in a 24-hour marathon, but it proved so popular it wound up crashing the service. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** PET SEMATARY remake: Here's the trailer! Paramount Pictures' adaptation will be directed by Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch and is written by Jeff Buhler, the showrunner for Syfy's upcoming horror science fiction series, NIGHTFLYERS, based on the George R.R. Martin novella. Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing along with Mark Vahradian and Steven Schneider.

** APOSTLE: From writer and director Gareth Evans, APOSTLE premieres on Netflix this Friday. Are you ready for it?

** SUSPIRIA: Here's two new posters for the upcoming remake. Amazon Studios is bringing SUSPIRIA to theaters in NY and LA on October 26, expanding November 2nd.



----- October 10, 2018 -----

** George A. Romero's unused scripts: When George A. Romero passed away last year, he left behind a legacy of horror unmatched by anyone in the horror movie business. Now, it seems that his legacy can live on even longer. Talking to ComicBook.com, Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, Romero's widow, said that the late, prolific writer has anywhere between 40 and 50 unpublished screenplays.

With this abundance of untold stories from one of the architects of modern horror, Desrocher-Romero said that "George was a prolific writer. He loved to write, and we have 40, 50 scripts that he's written, and a lot of it is very good. He had a lot to say, and he still does, because I'm gonna make sure that he does. It's my mission."

Still, not everything the late auteur left behind were horror movie scripts, it turns out. There's his unfinished novel Road of the Dead, which is still reportedly in development, as well as a film he shot in 1973. "We're gonna restore it, and we're gonna show it to Romero cinephiles," said Desrocher-Romero. "It's a scary movie, but it's not a horror movie, and it's about ageism. Anyway, he has a cameo in it, and it'll be fun. And we'll show the movie, or get it distributed. It'll be a project that the foundation's gonna do. I think it's the first project we're gonna do actually." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** PET SEMATARY remake: Here's the poster for the upcoming remake, based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King.

** SLAUGHTERHOUSE RULEZ: With these two in charge, it's bound to end up in a bloody mess. At Cinemas October 31.



----- October 9, 2018 -----

** OVERLORD: Here's a new trailer! Julius Avery helms the film which is set on the eve of D-Day. A group of American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion's success, but soon begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation. In theatres 11.9.18.

** Warner Bros. upcoming horror films: Warner Bros. Pictures has made it official that their New Line label will book every post-Labor Day weekend for the next four years through 2022. The studio had such success with the launches of IT last year and THE NUN this year in those slots, they've now staked a claim there with IT CHAPTER TWO on September 6th 2019, an untitled THE CONJURING film on September 11th 2020, and untitled films for September 10th 2021 and September 9th 2022. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** PET SEMATARY remake: EW has posted up an extensive report about the film which recently wrapped production, and includes the first official photos from the movie starring Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz and John Lithgow. The story follows a doctor (Clarke) who moves his family out of the big city to the country. He discovers that they have moved near a pet cemetery that resides next to an ancient American-Indian burial ground.

When their toddler son is killed in an auto accident, the father takes the boy's body to the burial ground, where it is resurrected but is not quite right. Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch helm the new film and discussed their new version of the 'Zelda' scene which remains one of the original 1989 adaptation's big scares. Widmyer says:

"It's more accurate to the book, I'll just say that. In the original movie, it's a 21-year-old guy in drag playing it, and in the book, as you recall, it's a 10-year-old girl. You go, 'How do you top Zelda?' It was big and scary and awesome, but if you think about the reality of the Zelda situation, what that would do to a family, with her wasting away in this bedroom, and a younger sister being frightened of her older sister's debilitating illness, that on its own is pretty scary." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)









----- October 8, 2018 -----

** HALLOWEEN: Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions have released a New York Comic Con exclusive poster for HALLOWEEN designed by none other than comic book artist Todd McFarlane! (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE: Orion Pictures has released a limited edition NYCC poster for their upcoming zombie musical, opening in select theaters on November 30, and expanding nationwide on December 7. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** SUSPIRIA remake: Here's yet another for the upcomin film, which officially debut in theaters on November 2nd.

----- October 5, 2018 -----

** SUSPIRIA remake: Here's another track of the soundtrack for the upcoming film.

** THE CONJURING 3: The Hollywood Reporter brings word that director James Wan is stepping away from THE CONJURING franchise for its upcoming third entry. Director Michael Chaves, coming off the upcoming THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA, will step behind the camera for THE CONJURING 3. Wan will remain on board the project as a producer and will act as a "godfather" for the series.

"While working closely with Chaves on THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA, I got to know him as a filmmaker," said Wan. "Chaves' ability to bring emotion to a story, and his understanding of mood and scares make him a perfect fit to direct the next CONJURING film.

"I am a huge fan of THE CONJURING films," Chaves added. "The movies are the rare combination that deliver both tremendous heart and awesome scares. It is both a total thrill and absolute honor to be working with James and the gang at New Line again." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** HALLOWEEN: Miramax has just released three new clips from the upcoming film.



** LIGHT AS A FEATHER: An innocent game of "Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board" goes wrong when the five teen girls who played start dying off in the exact way that was predicted, forcing the survivors to figure out why they're being targeted – and whether the evil force hunting them down is one of their own.

----- October 4, 2018 -----

** HALLOWEEN: Here's a cool new poster for the upcoming film.

** THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL: A behind-the-scenes look at director Mike Flanagan and the process of filming ghosts for the upcoming film, which will premiere on Netflix Friday, October 12th.

** CASTLE ROCK: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has revealed the details for the Blu-Ray and DVD versions of CASTLE ROCK The Complete First Season, which is set to hit shelves on January 8, 2019! The first season include all 10 one-hour episodes of the season, as well as a slew of bonus materials, listed below:

Blood on the Page (New Featurette)
A Clockwork of Horror: Merging the styles of Stephen King & J.J. Abrams (New Featurette)
Inside the Episode: Severance
Inside the Episode: Habeas Corpus
Inside the Episode Local Color
Inside the Episode: The Box
Inside the Episode: Harvest
Inside the Episode: Filter
Inside the Episode: The Queen
Inside the Episode: Past Perfect
Inside the Episode: Henry Dever
Inside the Episode: Romans
(thanks to ComingSoon.net)

----- October 3rd, 2018 -----

** Arrow Video US - October 2018 releases: We have officially entered fall which means it's finally time to get those Halloween decorations up to the scare the neighbors and enjoy pumpkin spice variations of your favorite treats. More importantly, it's that time of year when you gather 'round the television with your closest friends and watch the spookiest of movies. This Halloween you're going to want to invite over your good friends Arrow.

SCHLOCK
For those looking to stay in the horror realm without watching only horror, then perhaps it's best you start with SCHLOCK from John Landis and hitting Blu-ray on October 16th. This raucous comedy pays loving tribute to monster movies of the past as it follows a prehistoric ape named Shlock on a rampage throughout southern California. This genre mashup launched the career of Landis and makeup effects wizard Rick Baker and now it will finally have a proper home video release. The new Blu-ray comes with a brand-new 4K restoration and monster-sized list of special features that includes an audio commentary with both Landis and Baker.

DEADBEAT AT DAWN
If you like your horror gory and raw, then Arrow Video has just what you need. Releasing October 23rd is Jim Van Bebber's blood-soaked cult classic, DEADBEAT AT DAWN. This is the story of Goose, a gang leader trying to go straight until his girlfriend is brutally murdered by his rivals. Now pulled back into the world he was desperately trying to escape, Goose is hell-bent on getting retribution. This 80's gem comes with a new 2K restoration and is decked out with plenty of bonus content featuring Van Bebber discussing his outrageous career.

TORSO
Looking for some Italian horror? Then you'll want to be at your local video store on October 30th to snag a copy of Sergio Martio's masterpiece, TORSO. This heart pounding giallo about a sex craved maniac prowling the streets of Perugia looking for his latest victim is a personal favorite of Quentin Tarantino's and with good reason. With copious amounts of violence and a vicious game of cat and mouse, Torso is sure to meet your Halloween needs. This new Blu-ray features a brand-new 2K restoration of both the 94-minute Italian cut and the 90-minute English cut.

** THE UNNAMABLE: Coming to Blu-ray and DVD October 23rd from Unearthed Films. Restored as a beautiful 4k scan and color corrected from the original negative

College students from Miskatonic University who retreat to an early 18th-century mansion for a weekend of lust are stalked by a fatalistic female in this horror film taken from a story by H.P. Lovecraft. The demon delights in tearing the limbs off her human victims to carry out a centuries-old family curse. Bloody graphic violence and nudity is combined with some campy comedy.

** TRAUMA: Artsploitation has announced the North American release of the shocking Chilean horror film TRAUMA. The third feature from director Lucio A. Rojas, TRAUMA has screened at Horror Hound Film Festival, the Vancouver Badass Film Festival de Canada, Morbido Film Fest and the Optical Theatre Festival in Italy, where Rojas took home the award for Best Film. Rojas hits hard with TRAUMA, a cinematic depiction of the horrors committed by the Pinochet regime and the visceral cycle of abuse that followed its fall. TRAUMA will be available October 23rd on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu and more.

** HALLOWEEN: Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

----- October 2nd, 2018 -----

** FRIDAY THE 13TH: Screenwriter Victor Miller has prevailed in a legal battle over the franchise. Miller aimed to take advantage of a provision of copyright law that allows authors to terminate a grant of rights and reclaim ownership 35 years after publishing. The film's producers alleged that Miller wrote FRIDAY THE 13TH as a work-made-for-hire after film series producer Sean Cunningham came up with an idea to capitalize on the success of the then-recently released horror film HALLOWEEN. They asserted that Miller's termination notice was ineffective.

Miller's attorney Marc Toberoff argued that while the screenplay was clearly commissioned as part of a motion picture, there never was any writing instrument as required by law spelling out the screenplay was a work-made-for-hire. U.S. District Court Judge Stefan Underhill has now granted summary judgment in favor of Miller and against the producers, saying the screenplay wasn't a work for hire, not prepared within scope of employment, and that labor law doesn't require holding that screenwriter was an employee. Instead, Miller was an independent contractor.

The decision has been pending for almost a year now, and the uncertainty over ownership has reportedly interfered with new sequels being made as well as tie-in works like video games. Miller's victory suggests he will control rights inside the United States while producers control rights outside the domestic market where termination recapture isn't applied. If no settlement occurs and any appeal is unsuccessful, there could be future legal battles over trademarks and character use – but Underhill says the producers "may be able to stake a claim" to hold an independent copyright for the adult Jason character which is very different to the boy of Miller's screenplay. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** Netflix's MALEVOLENT: Brother and sister team Angela (Florence Pugh) and Jackson (Ben Lloyd-Hughes) are nothing more than scam artists. Preying on the grief stricken and the vulnerable, they convince the bereaved that Angela has the ability to contact the dead. It's a simple con, until Mrs. Green (Celia Imrie) summons the pair to her home -- the orphanage that was once stage to a string of murders of young girls -- and Angela grows less and less certain of what's actually real. The fake paranormal investigators suffer the ultimate reality check when they are confronted by the true horrors and terrifying past that lie hidden within the haunted orphanage.

** ANTLERS: Fox Searchlight Pictures announced that principal photography has commenced in Vancouver, British Columbia for the horror thriller ANTLERS. Directed by Scott Cooper, the film is written by Henry Chaisson & Nick Antosca with revisions by Scott Cooper, from the short story The Quiet Boy by Antosca.

In Antlers, a small-town Oregon teacher (Keri Russell) and her brother (Jesse Plemons), the local sheriff, become entwined with a young student (Jeremy T. Thomas) harboring a dangerous secret with frightening consequences. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** SLAUGHTERHOUSE RULEZ: Welcome to Slaughterhouse, an elite boarding school where boys and girls are groomed for power and greatness...and they're about to meet their match. This ancient and ordered world is about to be shaken to its foundations - literally - when a controversial frack site on prized school woodland causes seismic tremors, a mysterious sinkhole, and an unspeakable horror to be unleashed. Soon a new pecking order will be established as the pupils and teachers alike become locked in a bloody battle for survival.

----- October 1st, 2018 -----

** HALLOWEEN TV series: David Gordon Green's HALLOWEEN sequel/remake hits theaters in three weeks, possibly kick-starting a brand new franchise, but that hasn't stopped producer Malek Akkad from developing the long-in-the-works TV series.

"You know, it's something that we've had for a long time and I definitely want to see it done," Akkad told Bloody Disgusting. "When we started doing it… this was in development about a decade ago. At the time, I think the thought was we don't want to cannibalize the theatrical. Let's keep it as a theatrical event movie. If that starts flowing down, we would address TV. Nowadays, we all know, TV is pulling out ahead of theatrical in a way that surprised everybody, certainly me."

The producer didn't reveal any specific plot details the show would follow, except to say Michael Myers would return, but teased that it "wouldn't look anything like your traditional HALLOWEEN movie" and that there "are a lot of other characters but used in different and interesting ways." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** Rob Zombie's 3 FROM HELL: Rue Morgue spoke to actor Bill Mosely about his return to the character of Otis Driftwood in Rob Zombie's 3 FROM HELL, the third movie in the Firefly family trilogy.

"All of the people who loved HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES and DEVIL'S REJECTS are going to have a luau of excitement and happiness when they see 3 FROM HELL," Moseley said. "It's going to be a crowdpleaser. From what I've heard from Rob, he's very happy and excited about what he's got, and it's chockablock with gratuitous violence , which is great, because lately there have been a lot of good horror movies that just don't have a lot of that. I mean, the violence is skillful, it's effective, but it's not gratuitous, and that's what I think the fans are missing. I think we just want a lot of violence for violence's sake—decapitations, shotguns to the face, just general ass-kickin' stuff that we're not really getting much of these days." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** ANNABELLE 3: CAPTAIN MARVEL actress Mckenna Grace has scored the key role of Judy, Ed and Lorraine Warren's young daughter in the upcoming third film in the ANNABELLE series at New Line.

Judy becomes a target of the demonic doll Annabelle in the film which will also involve two teenage babysitters and will be primarily set in the Warrens' home. No word as yet if Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson will reprise their roles as the Warrens.

Filming begins next month with additional casting coming together now. The still-untitled film uses a screenplay by Gary Dauberman who will make his directorial debut. James Wan and Peter Safran will produce the film which opens July 3rd 2019. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

----- September 28, 2018 -----

** TRAIN TO BUSAN remake: The Hollywood Reporter brings word that New Line Cinema has won the bidding war and will produce the film. James Wan, via his production company Atomic Monster, and Gary Dauberman will be producing the film. Dauberman is on board to write the script for the remake. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** HALLOWEEN: The earliest tracking figures are in for the new David Gordon Green-directed HALLOWEEN and the film is headed for a massive box-office opening on October 19th. Box-Office Pro reports that the film, which boasts a tight budget of only $10 million, is on track for a domestic opening weekend in the $50-$85 million range. The film is reportedly tracking well ahead of recent horror-thriller films like SPLIT and A QUIET PLACE which opened to $40M and $50M respectively. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** Eli Roth's History of Horror: Fear comes in many forms. What scares you? Don't miss the series premiere on Sunday, Oct. 14 at midnight/11c.

** THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT: Here's new posters for director Lars von Trier's upcoming film.







----- September 27, 2018 -----

** HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U: Universal Pictures has set a February 14th 2019 wide release date for the upcoming sequel HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U, a follow-up to the 2017 horror hit from Blumhouse Pictures. The first film followed a college student (Jessica Rothe) who slips into a horrific time loop as she relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer's identity.

It earned $123 million worldwide from a production budget of $4.8 million, and both Rothe and co-star Israel Broussard return for the next outing while Suraj Sharma and Sarah Yarkin join the cast. Christopher Landon pens and directs the follow-up. Production got underway in May on the sequel and Jason Blum, Angela Mancuso, John Baldecchi and Samson Mucke are producing. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** TRAIN TO BUSAIN remake: The Deadline web site reports that a competitive bidding war is currently happening between major Hollywood studios for the rights package to an American remake of the 2016 hit Korean zombie film TRAIN TO BUSAIN. Among those bidding for the film are New Line Cinema, Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate Films and Screen Gems. Following the commercial success of THE NUN, Gary Dauberman is set to write the horror remake's script with James Wan producing. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** MAD HEIDI: From the producer of IRON SKY comes MAD HEIDI – the first Swissploitation film.

MAD HEIDI Swissploitation Teaser from Decoy Films on Vimeo.

** HELL FEST: Here's the new trailer and poster for the upcoming film. A masked serial killer turns a horror themed amusement park into his own personal playground, terrorizing a group of friends while the rest of the patrons believe that it is all part of the show.



** HALLOWEEN: Here's the EW cover featuring Jamie Lee Curtis.

----- September 26, 2018 -----

** MANDY: Panos Cosmatos' crazy horror film is coming to DVD and Blu-ray on October 30th!

** Indonesian horror DREADOUT: The 1st horror film based on Indonesia's most terrifiying horror video game.

** I'LL TAKE YOUR DEAD: William has a simple job: he makes dead bodies disappear. Through circumstances out of his control, his little farm house in the country has become a dumping ground for the casualties of the gang related murders in the nearby city. His daughter Gloria has become used to the rough looking men dropping off corpses and is even convinced that some of them haunt their house. After a woman's body is dumped at the house, William begins his meticulous process when he realizes that she's not actually dead. As the gang activity increases, William patches up the woman and holds her against her will until he can figure out what to do with her. As they begin to develop an unusual respect for each other, the woman's murderers get word that she's still alive and make a plan to finish what they started.

** BLESSED ARE THE CHILDREN: Traci Patterson (Kaley Ball), an adrift 20-something who's still reeling from the death of her father and her breakup with an abusive fiancé (Jordan Boyd), discovers that she's pregnant. With the help of her friends, Erin and Mandy (Arian Thigpen, Keni Bounds), she decides to terminate her pregnancy, but quickly after leaving the clinic, she begins seeing and hearing things - shapes in the corner of her eye, strange noises in the middle of the night, and ghoulish figures stalking her every move. Is it guilt or are Traci and her friends in grave danger?

----- September 25, 2018 -----

** John Carpenter's PRINCE OF DARKNESS TV series: Sitting down with the Consequence of Sound web site, the topic of a potential show came up during the interview when discussing negotiations currently going on with the horror/supernatural streaming service Shudder.

"We're talking to them about doing a theme, and maybe doing a show for them. What would you think about PRINCE OF DARKNESS as a TV show?"" Carpenter said. When asked for more details, and told the idea was 'bad ass,' Carpenter responded: "Well, maybe. Maybe not. I don't know. I'm not going to tell you." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** HALLOWEEN: Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

** COBWEB: Roy Lee and Jon Berg are in advanced negotiations to produce Chris Thomas Devlin's horror-thriller COBWEB for Lionsgate. The story follows a boy whose abusive parents have always told him the voices he hears in the walls of his house are only in his head. But when he discovers that they're real, he conspires to let them out.

----- September 24, 2018 -----

** CHILD'S PLAY remake: Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures (MGM) announced that its contemporary reboot of the horror franchise CHILD'S PLAY, featuring everyone's favorite evil doll Chucky, has just begun principal photography. And here's the first look at the new Chucky! (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** Robert Englund back as Freddy: The sixth season of ABC's The Goldbergs will feature an amazing guest appearance from none other than horror icon Robert Englund, who will don the Freddy Krueger mantle once more in the show's Halloween episode in October.

The episode fittingly titled "Nightmare on Elk Avenue" centers on the fears of the show's teenage protagonist, Adam, after seeing A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET when it premiered way back in 1984. Enter Englund, who will reprise his iconic role for what he calls "a spooky valentine to the fans." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** MILK: The Collider web site reports that director James Wan will produce a feature-length adaption of Santiago Menghini's horror short MILK. The acclaimed short, about a teen with an overbearing mother who starts to realize reality might not be what it seems, did well on the festival circuit earlier this year, even winning the Midnight Shorts Jury Award at SXSW earlier this year.

Menghini will direct the feature-length movie, with Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski penning the script. Menghini will retain a "story by" credit in the final film. Wan's Atomic Monster partner, Michael Clear, will produce alongside Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment. Judson Scott will oversee the project on behalf of Atomic Monster. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** INTO THE DARK: The year of fear begins Oct. 5. 12 months. 12 tales.

----- September 21, 2018 -----

** LIGHT AS A FEATHER: An innocent game of "Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board" goes wrong when the five teen girls who played start dying off in the exact way that was predicted, forcing the survivors to figure out why they're being targeted – and whether the evil force hunting them down is one of their own. From Hulu, AwesomenessTV and Wattpad, all 10 episodes of LIGHT AS A FEATHER streaming October 12, on Hulu.

** IN FABRIC: Variety brings word that A24 has bought the North American distribution rights to IN FABRIC, a horror-thriller film that premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and is part of the second wave of programming at this year's Fantastic Fest, making its U.S. debut on September 21. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** CAROUSHELL: Based on a script by Rudzinski and Aleen Isley, the horror/comedy tells of a sentient carousel unicorn that gets pushed too far by a brat. The unicorn breaks free of his spinning prison to go on a revenge-driven murder spree on his way to kill the kid. Steve Rimpici, Sé Marie and Haley Madison star.

----- September 20, 2018 -----

** HALLOWEEN: Listen to John Carpenter "The Shape Returns" song from the soundtrack to the upcoming film.

** CHILD'S PLAY remake: Aubrey Plaza (LEGION) and Emmy nominee Brian Tyree Henry are in talks to star as the leads in the remake of the classic killer doll story, CHILD'S PLAY, the Collider web site has confirmed.

The remake from MGM and director Lars Klevberg (POLAROID) will completely redo the killer doll's origin. The new version of the killer doll won't be a doll possessed by a serial killer but will be a defective Buddy doll whose programming code was hacked so that he has no limitations to learning and also violence. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** SUSPIRIA remake: Here's another poster for the upcoming film, which debuts in theaters on November 2nd.

** THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE: On October 12th, you're expected. THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE is a modern reimagining of the iconic novel, about 5 siblings who grew up in the most famous haunted house in America.



----- September 19, 2018 -----

** Netflix's APOSTLE: The promise of the divine is but an illusion. From Gareth Evans, writer and director of THE RAID franchise, comes APOSTLE. A Netflix film starring Dan Stevens and Michael Sheen — premieres October 12.

** BRUTAL RELAX: Raúl, a professional expert in audio-visual scams, receives a singular assignment: he has to verify the authenticity of a video that shows the shocking disappearance of three members of a family. The life of the protagonist will break down as he approaches the disturbing reality of what happened.

** HALLOWEEN: Here's another trailer for the upcoming film.

----- September 18, 2018 -----

** HATCHET sequels: The Horror Channel UK reports that Victor Crowley will return for future HATCHET sequels, despite the fact the character was torn to shreds by an airplane engine in the most recent film. But, if horror movies have taught us anything, it's that you can never count a murderous villain out, even in death.

"A major reason why the HATCHET sequels have succeeded is that they were planned out from the very start," Green said. "In the first film, I actually showed some of the weapons that Victor Crowley wouldn't actually use until the later films and I held back crucial elements of his mythology to be revealed later on down the road. Of course, it was also a risky move given that there was no way of knowing if I'd ever get to make the sequels."

He continued, "Originally I had only planned for HATCHET to be a trilogy, but when I decided to bring 'Victor Crowley' back for more I planned out another complete roadmap for where it could all go. With the success of VICTOR CROWLEY it looks like I'll once again be able to make the sequels I have planned. I've been able to stay in love with Victor Crowley because I only head back into his swamp when I'm ready to do so. Given that HATCHET is a cult franchise and not a studio property, my crew and I have always been able to make each film only when we want to. The "Hatchet Army" has always been willing to patiently wait until I'm ready. Not every filmmaker has such a luxury and I have never taken it for granted." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** ABRAKADABRA: Dante, The Great", a prestigious magician, accidentally dies during a risky magic trick. Thirty-five years later his son Lorenzo, also a magician, presents a magic show in one of the most important theatres in the city. From then on, a series of murders begins to take place that will seek to incriminate him. Lorenzo must discover who and why seeks to involve him before it is too late…

** UNDERWORLD: It made her an action star, but British actress Kate Beckinsale says she's done with the UNDERWORLD franchise and won't be suiting up as the vampire Selene again. Speaking with Variety, she was asked straight up if she'd do another UNDERWORLD film. Her response was equally straight and blunt: "I wouldn't return. I've done plenty of those."

Beckinsale played the role five times in the six-film franchise, starting with 2003's first film and ending with last year's UNDERWORLD BLOOD WARS. In fact, Beckinsale is done with blockbuster filmmaking it would seem, calling working on some of those big films the worst experiences in her life:

"I've done indie movies where I'm sitting on a piece of folded carpet and it was wonderful. I've done great big movies that were the worst misery of my life. It all depends. At university, I studied Russian and French. I never studied drama, so I always felt like from the beginning of my career that it was an apprenticeship. That freed me up to try a lot of things. It gave me a lot of latitude. I started out in the indie space. I never anticipated doing one of those heavy-weight, very physical franchise things. It was scary to see myself on movie posters on the side of every single bus."

The UNDERWORLD franchise's creator and director Len Wiseman, also Beckinsale's ex-husband, stated last year that he is currently developing a TV series spin-off.

** THE COLOUR OUT OF SPACE: Three years ago came word that SpectreVision, an indie horror production company, planned to produce a film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's famed short story THE COLOUR OUT OF SPACE.

Set in the wild hills west of Arkham in Massachusetts, the story follows a narrator who pieces together the story of a 'blasted heath', an area where many years ago a meteorite crashed. As a result, the life force of anything living nearby is drained. Yet at the same time flora grows huge and strange, whilst animals are deformed and humans either go insane or die.

At the time Richard Stanley, who hadn't helmed a film since the disastrous production that was 1996's "The Island of Dr. Moreau," was slated to direct and pen the screenplay with plans to shoot in early 2016. That didn't happen and now, in an interview this week with Birth.Movies.Death, SpectreVision's co-founder Josh C. Waller says they are still moving forward with it:

"It's moving along. We announced that we were going to be doing it, what, three years ago? Let's just say that we're getting a lot closer. Significantly closer. Like, it's coming up, so I will be busy with Richard on set with that sometime in the near future." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

----- September 17, 2018 -----

** HALLOWEEN re-release: John Carpenter's original 1978 slasher classic HALLOWEEN is returning to cinemas beginning September 27th with plans for a release on over 1,000 screens three weeks before the 2018 reboot arrives on October 19th.

Spotlight Cinema Networks, Compass International Pictures and Trancas International Films are teaming for the re-release which includes the film restored and remastered digitally under the supervision of original cinematographer Dean Cundey.

Carpenter says in a statement: "I'm thrilled to have the original make its way back into theaters, as we prepare for the release of the sequel. Having both back in theaters this fall is remarkable." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** ZOMBIELAND sequel: With the release of VENOM only a few weeks away, the film's director Ruben Fleischer has begun doing early press for the film and once his media commitments are finished he'll turn his attention towards the long in the works ZOMBIELAND sequel.

That film, set to arrive a decade after the original post-apocalyptic horror comedy, got the green light back in July and Fleischer has given an update to Fandango on where things are right now – barely containing his excitement that it is finally set to happen at last:

"I'm thrilled. We're already actually starting ZOMBIELAND. I've been scouting and storyboarding and getting it going, and to get to work with that cast again is just an absolute dream come true. It's been really exciting starting to think about that movie, and to get to work with Emma, Jesse, Woody and Abigail once again is truly a dream come true. Yeah, we're just at the very early stages, but we have an amazing script, and we're going to start shooting in Georgia in January."

Fleischer helms from a script from original writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese and the project is slated to open October 11th next year. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** ASH VS EVIL DEAD The Complete Collection: All three seasons of the critically acclaimed series arrives in one groovy package to Blu-ray (plus Digital) and DVD on October 16.

Season 1 Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Special features:
- "Inside the World of Ash" Featurette
- "How to Kill a Deadite" Featurette
- "Best of Ash" Featurette
- Audio Commentaries

Season 2 Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Special features:
- "Season 2 First Look" Featurette
- "Inside the World of Ash vs Evil Dead" Featurette
- "Up Your Ash" Featurette
- "Women Who Kick Ash" Featurette
- "Puppets Are Cute" Featurette
- "Dawn of the Spawn" Featurette
- "Bringing Henrietta Back" Featurette
- "The Delta" Featurette
- "How to Kill a Deadite" Featurette
- "Fatality Mash-Up" Featurette
- Audio Commentaries

Season 3 Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Special features:
- "Season Overview" Featurette
- "Inside the World of Ash vs Evil Dead" Featurette
- Audio Commentaries

** OVERLORD: Here's a second poster. The film will debut in theaters on November 9.

----- September 13, 2018 -----

** FUCK YOU ALL THE UWE BOLL STORY: The question at the center of Uwe Boll's story has existed since early on in his career: Is Uwe the worst filmmaker of all time? FUCK YOU ALL THE UWE BOLL STORY is a documentary that explores the unique life and career of the notorious renegade filmmaker. Through personal interviews with Uwe Boll himself, the people who have worked faithfully alongside him, his harshest critics and everyone in-between, this film offers an entertaining and somewhat shocking portrait of this lightning rod of the film industry.

** THE CONJURING 3: In an interview with Cinema Blend, producer Peter Safran revealed that they are planning to begin production next year for upcoming third installment of Warner Bros. Pictures' THE CONJURING. He also added that they are hoping to release THE CONJURING 3 in 2020.

"It's actually coming along great. David Leslie Johnson is working on the screenplay, and I feel pretty confident they will have that one up and running next year." Safran said.

Last year, it was confirmed that THE CONJURING 3 is in the process of development at Warner Bros. Pictures with THE CONJURING 2 screenwriter David Leslie Johnson returning to write the third film. THE CONJURING Universe creator James Wan (SAW) and Peter Safran are producing the film. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** PRESIDENT EVIL: A parody of the original HALLOWEEN film, PRESIDENT EVIL sees Michael Myers disguised as Trump as he gets about suburbia, hell-bent on killing minorities.

----- September 12, 2018 -----

** CANDYMAN remake: GET OUT filmmaker Jordan Peele is rumored to be attached to produce a remake of iconic 1992 horror film CANDYMAN via his Monkey Productions company reports the Bloody Disgusting web site.

The rights to the franchise have reportedly become available and it's unclear who currently holds them, the films based on Clive Barker's short story "The Forbidden". Bernard Rose helmed the original in which anyone who says Candyman five times while looking into a mirror will see him appear and be killed by his rusty metal hook. Tony Todd and Virginia Madsen starred.

Two sequels followed but the franchise has been dead since 1999. At the present time, there is no word on whether or not if Peele intends to direct. He is currently filming his new original thriller US for a 2019 release. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** HALLOWEEN sequel: Reviews out of the Toronto International Film Festival for the new HALLOWEEN have been quite strong, so much so that talk of a sequel is already churning. Of course the film, a direct sequel to the 1978 original that ignores the seven other sequels, has to open first and be a success.

Additionally there's the complication that the film's producer Jason Blum has previously indicated they aren't planning the sequel. This week, whilst speaking at the festival, Blum clarified those comments saying they weren't correct and his Blumhouse production banner is open to a follow-up:

"No, I think that got a bit screwed up. I'd love to do sequels, and I hope we do a sequel and we will do a sequel if the movie performs. We're not going to decide if we do a sequel or not until we see the reaction to this movie. But I really hope to make it."

While Blumhouse has dominated the horror genre for the past few years with numerous one-off films and franchises, this represents their first attempt at rebooting a pre-existing franchise. The film's co-writer Danny McBride has also previously revealed that they have an idea for a sequel should the opportunity arise to do one. HALLOWEEN is set to open nationwide on October 19th. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** POLAROID: The Deadline web site reports that Netflix is working to acquire the rights to the new Lars Klevberg horror movie POLAROID. Initially, TWC (via Lantern Entertainment) had POLAROID slated for a Thanksgiving launch last year on October 4. The very next day, the New York Times ran their expose on Harvey Weinstein. Despite the fact that marketing and promotional materials were made for POLAROID by the end of the month, TWC had first moved the film to 2018 before pulling it from their schedule indefinitely. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** STRANGE NATURE: This September, It's man versus nature when wrestling superstar John Hennigan and acclaimed actor Stephen Tobolowsky play 'leapfrog' with mutated amphibians in Ojala Productions' highly-anticipated eco-thriller.

By moving in with her estranged hermit father in the backwoods of a small town, Kim (Lisa Sheridan) and son Brody find themselves in the middle of a horrendous phenomenon where deadly offspring mutations spread from animals to humans.



----- September 11, 2018 -----

** GOODNIGHT MOMMY remake: An English-language adaptation has officially been ordered with David Kaplan, producer of the indie horror hit IT FOLLOWS, set to produce for Animal Kingdom, according to the Deadline web site. Filming is set to begin in the third quarter of 2019 with Matt Sobel, the director of the well-received 2015 Sundance drama TAKE ME TO THE RIVER, helming the remake and Kyle Warren (LETHAL WEAPON) penning the script based on their vision for the film. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** HALLOWEEN: Here's the International trailer!

** ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE: Music. Christmas. Zombies. In theaters this holiday season.

** THE NUN: Warner Bros. Pictures' film has scared the competition away around the world and set a franchise record for THE CONJURING series. Opening to $53.5 million domestically, the prequel added another $77.5 internationally for a worldwide total of $131 million. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

----- September 7, 2018 -----

** Happy birthday Dario Argento!

** ASSASSINATION NATION: Here's the new trailer and poster for the upcoming film.



** THE WALKING DEAD: AMC has released the official synopsis and key art for the upcoming ninth season premiering on Sunday, October 7 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Last season brought the culmination of "All Out War," which pitted Rick Grimes and his group of survivors against the Saviors and their cunning leader, Negan. With Negan's life in his hands, Rick had a character-defining choice in front of him. By making the unilateral decision to spare Negan, Rick upheld the values of his late son, Carl, championed in order to build for the future, but created conflict within his group.

Now, we see our survivors a year and a half after the end of the war, rebuilding civilization under Rick's steadfast leadership. It is a time of relative peace among the communities as they work together, looking to the past to forge the future, but the world they knew is rapidly changing as man-made structures continue to degrade, and nature takes over, changing the landscape and creating new challenges for our survivors.

As time passes, the communities confront unexpected obstacles, danger, and of course, walkers, but nothing quite prepares them for the formidable force they are about to encounter, which threatens the very idea of civilization that our survivors have worked so hard to build.

** SUSPIRIA remake: Here's yet another poster for the upcoming film.

----- September 6, 2018 -----

** HALLOWEEN: Here's the new poster for the upcoming film, which will hit the theaters on October 19.

** A SPRIGGAN: The Deadline web site reports that actor John Boyega (STAR WARS) will serve as an executive producer on the upcoming UK fantasy/horror flick A SPRIGGAN. The movie is being directed by Keir Burrows, with Josephine Rose as producer. Boyega joins the project via his company Upper Room Productions, which also co-produced the PACIFIC RIM sequel alongside Lionsgate.

"I'm really excited to be joining A SPRIGGAN and the team behind it. In my producing projects, I'm looking for film-maker driven, world-building, cinematic pieces, and have found in Josephine Rose another producer who shares that creative vision and commercial ambition. We're looking forward to working with Keir Burrows to explore the monsters of real-life through a dark, twisted, fairy-tale world of the Spriggan," said Boyega about the film. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** BETTER OFF ZED: For the last decade, Guy (Graham Sibley) has worked a mentally and physically demanding 60-hour week, a soul-crushing daily grind that has frayed his nerves; while his wife Paige (Christine Woods), a free spirit with multiple fine arts degrees to her name, has spent their marriage chasing creative inspiration.

When the zombie apocalypse arrives, Guy is ecstatic: no more grueling work, no more monotony, no more hopeless future. He spends his days in idyllic splendor, living life in the moment… while Paige snaps into survival mode and takes on the role of pragmatist, figuring out how to secure their perimeter and stretch out their food supply, while following news reports for any glimmer of hope that they might be able to escape. The couple—in essence—has switched places. And in this new dynamic, all of the small fissures pressured beneath the surface of their relationship finally crack open, forcing them to deal not only with Armageddon, but with a potentially far more horrifying reality… each other.

BETTER OFF ZED serves as a metaphor for the claustrophobia of modern living and modern relationships, as well as the struggle for the inner artist in all of us. It also explores the question, are you with the right partner to face the end with? The film is available through SP Releasing on iTunes, Amazon, DirectTV, GooglePlay, Sony PSN, Walmart and other outlets throughout the US.

Better Off Zed - Trailer from Butcher Bird Studios on Vimeo.

----- September 5, 2018 -----

** HALLOWEEN: The new trailer is here! Universal Pictures will release Trancas International Films, Blumhouse Productions and Miramax's Halloween on Friday, October 19, 2018. Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

** SUSPIRIA remake: Radiohead composer Thom Yorke shared a song from the upcoming soundtrack, which will be available on XL Recordings, October 26th.

** THE MEG: Here's a look at the visual effects by Scanline VFX, Sony Pictures Imageworks with some action of ZIVA VFX tool to create THE MEG!

----- September 4, 2018 -----

** SUSPIRIA remake: There was applause and whistling, and there were also boos and walkouts at the press screening, and so Luca Guadagnino's SUSPIRIA premiered at the Venice Film Festival to the exact kind of reaction you'd expect a 2.5 hour brutal, gory, slow-burn arthouse horror title would get. That includes the actual premiere itself where it received an eight-minute standing ovation.

Reviews seem to be similarly split – wildly divisive with some labelling it a masterpiece, others calling it a self-serious bore. All say this new take on Dario Argento's 1977 supernatural classic is completely different to Argento's garishly excessive and neon-soaked fever dream original, and many are labelling it "this year's MOTHER!" in terms of the likely reactions. thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** DACHRA: Yassmine, a Tunisian journalism student, and her two male buddies set out on a university assignment to solve the cold case of Mongia, a woman found mutilated 25 years ago, now imprisoned in an asylum, suspected of witchcraft. As they pursue their investigation, the three friends stumble into the archaic and ominous world of Dachra, an isolated countryside compound filled with goats, silent women, mysterious drying meat and steaming pots. They're welcomed to stay overnight by the jovial yet menacing cult leader, but when Yassmine discovers Dachra's secrets, she must escape before she is consumed.

----- September 3rd, 2018 -----

** SUSPIRIA remake: The recent trailer for Luca Guadagnino's upcoming remake of SUSPIRIA suggests the film will be going beyond the original movie's brief and delve into the 'Three Mothers' mythology that was spread across Dario Argento's films.

Argento's original films revolved around three powerful witches – Mater Tenebrarum (Mother of Darkness), Mater Lachrymarum (Mother of Tears) and Mater Suspiriorum (Mother of Sighs) – with each only appearing once in one of three of his films – 1977's SUSPIRIA, 1980's INFERNO and 2007's THE MOTHER OF TEARS.

The original SUSPIRIA worked effectively as a standalone, but with the new film's much roomier 152-minute runtime it begs the question as to whether there will be setups or hints for a sequel in this. Guadagnino tells Deadline that he's certainly open to the possibility:

"At the beginning we were going to title the movie SUSPIRIA: Part One but we didn't want to give the impression of something that couldn't stand alone. Truthfully, I'd be interested to explore the origin of Madame Blanc and Helena Markos and also the future of Suzy Bannion in the world. So maybe. We'll have to see how the movie goes."

He also confirms there's an after-credits sequence – one in which a "character is looking forward towards something". The question is whether the film will be profitable enough to do a sequel. Costing a quite economical $20 million, the film doesn't have to make much to be a hit – but the long runtime filled with what is reportedly some truly disturbing and unrelenting horrific imagery will probably prevent the film from being widely embraced even if the critics adore it. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** SEEDS: Trevor Long (OZARK, KILLING THEM SOFTLY) stars in this psycho-sexual fairytale about battling inner demons and selfish desires. SEEDS explores the human struggle with right and wrong and the often blurry line that separates love and weakness and a man from a monster. SEEDS investigates the idea of damnation, redemption and that there is a presence of order by a governing energy in all things. The screenplay was written by Steven Weisman; based on an original story by Owen Long.

** GONJIAM HAUNTED ASYLUM: Based on the local legends and stories of people who've visited the real-life abandoned hospital, GONJIAM HAUNTED ASYLUM follows the crew of a horror web show who plan to stream live from inside the asylum. To attract more viewers, the show's host arranges some scares for the team, but as they move further into the nightmarish old building, they begin to encounter much more than expected. GONJIAM HAUNTED ASYLUM, terrorizing on digital, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD September 18 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

** JOHNNY GRUESOME: High school students Eric Carter and Johnny Grissom are best friends. Johnny is a heavy metal rebel nicknamed "Johnny Gruesome" by his classmates. When Johnny is murdered while on a drunken joyride, his killer persuades Eric and Johnny's girlfriend to help him make the murder look like an accidental death. Johnny returns from the grave as a murderous, wisecracking zombie hell bent on revenge. From Uncork'd Entertainment, JOHNNY GRUESOME on VOD 10/16 and DVD 1/1/2019.

----- August 31, 2018 -----

** A QUIET PLACE sequel: Paramount has announced that the sequel to the smash horror hit A QUIET PLACE will premiere on May 15, 2020.

** SUSPIRIA remake: Here's two more posters for the upcoming film, which will officially debut in theaters on November 2.



** CASTLEVANIA season 2: Here's the poster for the new season of the video game adaptation, which is coming out on Netflix on October 26.

** I'LL TAKE YOUR DEAD: William has a simple job: he makes dead bodies disappear. Through circumstances out of his control, his little farm house in the country has become a dumping ground for the casualties of the gang related murders in the nearby city. His daughter Gloria has become used to the rough looking men dropping off corpses and is even convinced that some of them haunt their house. After a woman's body is dumped at the house, William begins his meticulous process when he realizes that she's not actually dead. As the gang activity increases, William patches up the woman and holds her against her will until he can figure out what to do with her. As they begin to develop an unusual respect for each other, the woman's murderers get word that she's still alive and make a plan to finish what they started.

----- August 30, 2018 -----

** HALLOWEEN: In keeping with the tradition of the first half of the franchise, the upcoming HALLOWEEN movie is getting an official novelization that will hit shelves on October 23 and written by John Passarella. The novel's official premise is as follows: "In 1978, Laurie Strode survived an encounter with Michael Myers, a masked figure who killed her friends and terrorized the town of Haddonfield, Illinois on Halloween night. Myers was later gunned down, apprehended and committed to Smith's Grove State Hospital.

For forty years, memories of that nightmarish ordeal have haunted Laurie and now Myers is back once again on Halloween, having escaped a routine transfer, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. This time, Laurie is prepared with years of survival training to protect herself, her daughter Karen and her daughter Allyson, a teenager separated from her family and enjoying Halloween festivities." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** RAMPANT: A new trailer is out for Kim Sung-hoon's South Korean period zombie film. The story is set during the reign of the Joseon dynasty in Korea. Hyun Bin stars as Yi Chung, the king's son and master martial artist who returns home when called upon by Crown Prince Yi Young (Kim Tae-woo) to deal with nightmarish monsters plaguing the country. The film is slated to open in October in Korea, no other release dates have been set yet.

** SUSPIRIA remake: Here's a clip from the upcoming film in which Madame Blanc (Tilda Swinton) outlines plans for a new dance in which Susie Bannion (Dakota Johnson) can improvise freely.

** THE NUN: Here's a featurette on the upcoming film.

----- August 29, 2018 -----

** OVERLORD: Here's a new poster for the film, which will debut in theaters on November 9.

** CHILD'S PLAY remake: ComicBook.com reports that the upcoming CHILD'S PLAY remake from MGM and director Lars Klevberg will complete re-do the killer doll's origin. The new version of the killer doll won't be a doll possessed by a serial killer, but will be "A defective 'Buddy doll' whose programming code was hacked so that he has no limitations to learning and also violence." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** SUSPIRIA remake: Italian auteur Luca Guadagnino has been a long time fan of Dario Argento's famed 1977 cult film SUSPIRIA. Now, over forty years after it hit cinemas, he has remade it and taken the cult film in a new and quite different direction to the original. Set to have its world premiere in Venice this coming weekend ahead of an October release, the new film takes place in Berlin in 1977 and tells the story of a gifted dancer (Dakota Johnson) who joins a dance school run by a coven of witches.

Speaking with THR about his aims for the remake, he says the main goal is pure unadulterated fright: "I hope that the movie comes across as a relentless experience that's going to go deep into your skin all the way down into your spine. I want the movie to perform as the most disturbing experience you can have. The movie is about being immersed in a world of turmoil and uncompromising darkness."

Guadagnino dismisses claims of actress Tilda Swinton playing the role of Dr. Jozef Klemperer in the film, saying it's very much an 82-year-old German man with no previous acting credits:

"No, no. It's Lutz Ebersdorf. There was all this talk about Tilda playing the role and it came out of nowhere and I don't know why… I always like to cast people that are not necessarily actors. If you think of CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, I asked this lady that I saw bicycling in the countryside, Vanda Capriolo, to play Mafalda, and now she plays a role in SUSPIRIA. I like to think out of the box."

He also confirms he and musician Thom Yorke started working on the soundtrack even before they started shooting, and Argento himself has seen the film. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** HELL FEST: A masked serial killer turns a horror themed amusement park into his own personal playground, terrorizing a group of friends while the rest of the patrons believe that it is all part of the show.



----- August 28, 2018 -----

** THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: Legendary Entertainment is reportedly in the mix to score the rights to THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE franchise which is once again on the block reports Bloody Disgusting.

At this point, it's unclear what other studios are trying to secure the rights, but both a television series and more films are expected to be on their way in the future. Eight THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE films have been made to date since Tobe Hooper's 1974 original, the most recent was 2017's prequel LEATHERFACE starring Sam Strike, Stephen Dorff and Lili Taylor. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** HALLOWEEN: Here's a new photo of Michael Myers from the upcoming remake sequel.

** RABID remake: Here's the first look at Laura Vandervoort as Rose, the main character in RABID, itself a remake of David Cronenberg's 1977 classic. Written by Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska and John Serge, the film has already been sold to 101 FILMS in the UK, Shout! Studios in the US and A71 in Canada. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** MARA: Prepare to lose a whole lot of sleep when MARA arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD and Digital November 6 from Lionsgate. This film is currently available On Demand. Based on famous folklore, the film's expertly crafted story line tells the tale of criminal psychologist Kate Fuller, who starts to experience the same terrifying symptoms as the victims of an ancient demon who kills people in their sleep. The absolutely chilling MARA will be available on Blu-ray (plus Digital) and DVD for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

----- August 27, 2018 -----

** SUSPIRIA remake trailer: Here's the second trailer. In the film, a darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe's artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.

** KILL CREEK: The Deadline web site reports that Showtime is currently in the process of developing a drama series adaptation of Scott Thomas' 2017 horror novel KILL CREEK. Director Scott Derrickson will be teaming up with UNDERGROUND co-creator Misha Green to executive produce the series.

KILL CREEK follows the story of best-selling horror author Sam McGarver, who reluctantly agreed to spend Halloween night in one of the country's most infamous haunted houses together with his three fellow masters of the macabre. Unfortunately, their normal Halloween night suddenly turns into a real nightmare due to an dark entity that they have awakened which will torment and threaten to make them a part of the bloody legacy of KILL CREEK. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** THE NUN: Here's a VR experience based on the upcoming film.

** SUSPIRIA remake posters: Here's characters posters from the upcoming film.









----- August 25, 2018 -----

** Goodbye forums

As you may have noticed, the forums are gone. My hosting provider wanted to transfer GOREZONE on a more reliable server. Sadly they couldn't transfer the forums database into the new server.

The forums has always been a special place for GOREZONE. From the Inside the Web days to phpBB. Through recent years, we went from a very active members participation to being extremely quiet. Everyone moved to various social media platforms. And now its officially our time.

You can join GOREZONE on both Facebook and Twitter. Let's continue talking and sharing our passion for horror films over there. Thank you!

----- August 24, 2018 -----

** HALLOWEEN remake: Here's some new photos of the upcoming film including a behind-the-scenes shot of Nick Castle reprising the same pose he did as The Shape forty years ago.



** JACOB'S LADDER remake: LD Entertainment's remake of Adrian Lyne's famed 1990 film JACOB'S LADDER, has targeted a February 1st 2019 release date. David M. Rosenthal directs the re-imagining, that stars Michael Ealy, Guy Burnet, Karla Souza and Nicole Beharie. The new version is said to be a modern day paranoid action thriller about two brothers. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** Netflix's DEATH NOTE sequel: Netflix is reportedly at work developing a sequel to the Adam Wingard-directed DEATH NOTE film adaptation which was released last year. The film wasn't a hit with fans or critics, but the streaming service says the first was a "sizeable success". No director has signed on to the project as yet, but writer Greg Russo will reportedly pen the script for the sequel. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** Sony Christmas horror movie: The Deadline web site brings word that a horror pitch from writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan for Platinum Dunes has been picked up by Sony. Platinum Dunes are the producer behind John Krasinski's A QUIET PLACE, the massive horror hit that was released earlier this year in April.

Only being referred to as an untitled Christmas movie for the time being, the outlet shared that the mysterious new horror pitch will be in the vein of I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER and SCREAM. The project was brought to Sony by Aaron Janus, executive producer for A QUIET PLACE. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** FREAKS: A disturbed father locks his bold 7-year-old daughter in a house, warning her of grave dangers outside. But the mysterious Mr. Snowcone convinces the girl to escape and join him on a quest for family, freedom, and revenge.

----- August 22, 2018 -----

** SLICE: From writer/director Austin Vesely and starring Chance the Rapper, Zazie Beetz, Rae Gray, Paul Scheer, and Joe Keery.



** DOWN A DARK HALL: Experience the dark powers and supernatural thrills within Blackwood Boarding School when DOWN A DARK HALL arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital October 16 from Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment.

Kit Gordy (AnnaSophia Robb), a difficult young girl, is sent to the mysterious Blackwood Boarding School when her heated temper becomes too much for her mother to handle. Once she arrives at Blackwood, Kit encounters eccentric headmistress Madame Duret (Uma Thurman) and meets the schools' only other students, four young women also headed down a troubled path. While exploring the labyrinthine corridors of the school, Kit and her classmates discover that Blackwood Manor hides an age-old secret rooted in the paranormal.

** Cambodian horror THE SPELL: A young wife Thida moves to a new home with her husband in countryside Cambodia. Thida starts to notice water puddles creeping out of nowhere in her new home, and is terrified seeing her own dead body floating in the pool. She finds an old letter that reveals her husband's secretive past.

A mysterious illness paralyzes her husband, and when the Doctor is unable to help she consults a Monk. The Monk warns her of the dark spirit that shadows her husband. Thida battles to protect her husband from the relentless dark spirit. She finds strength in her immense love for her husband, but will she succeed in saving him?

** THE NUN: When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order's unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in THE CONJURING 2, as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.

----- August 21, 2018 -----

** Stephen King's PET SEMETARY: Filming has apparently wrapped on the new adaptation of the Stephen King novel from STARRY EYES directors Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch. John Lithgow, Jason Clarke and Amy Seimetz star in the film which opens in April.

** TROLL The Complete Collection: Eureka Entertainment to release TROLL The Complete Collection, a celebration of one of the greatest bad movies ever made, on Blu-ray as part of the Eureka Classics range from 8 October 2018. Featuring a Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase, with artwork designed by Devon Whitehead, and a collector's booklet featuring rare content.

Embraced by a generation of "bad" movie fans, TROLL 2 has become one of the most iconic cult films of its generation, and to this day regularly plays to sold-out theatres of adoring fans. Presented here alongside the first (and entirely unrelated) film, TROLL, as well as Best Worst Movie, the definitive documentary on the film's unexpected resurgence as a cult favourite, TROLL The Complete Collection is a celebration of one of the most unusual success stories in movie history.

TROLL – The Potter family is about to find out there's no place like home when a troublesome troll starts taking over their building, transforming each apartment into an overgrown garden of ancient evil and turning tenants into a horde of hairy hobgoblins.

TROLL 2 – After his family moves to the rural community of "Nilbog" (spoilers, it's goblin spelled backwards), a g-g-g-ghost warns young Joshua Waits that vegetarian goblins want to transform him and his family into plants and then eat them.

Special features:
- Limited Edition O Card slipcase featuring artwork by Devon Whitehead
- 1080p presentation of TROLL, TROLL 2 and for the first time ever on Blu-ray, Best Worst Movie.
- DTS-HD MA 2.0 audio on TROLL and Best Worst Movie, with LPCM mono audio on TROLL 2
- Optional English SDH subtitles for TROLL and TROLL 2
- The Making of TROLL [50 mins]- featuring director John Carl Buechler, producer Charles Band, Writer Ed Naha, composer Richard Band and more
- Feature length audio commentary on TROLL 2 with Actors George Hardy and Deborah Reed
- Best Worst Movie - over an hour of deleted scenes and interview footage not included in the final cut of the documentary
- Interview with TROLL 2's Goblin Queen, Deborah Reed
- Screenwriting Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith, Michael Stephenson and George Hardy [audio only - 81 mins]
- Fan contributions
- "Monstrous" - Music Video by ECOMOG
- A limited edition collector's booklet featuring rare archival material

** Rob Zombie's THREE FROM HELL: Director Rob Zombie took to Instagram to reveal the final THREE FROM HELL character poster. This one features his wife, Sheri Moon Zombie, who will be reprising her role of Vera-Ellen "Baby" Firefly in the final installment of the horror trilogy. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

----- August 20, 2018 -----

** Blumhouse Productions update: Jason Blum took Twitter to answer fan's questions and with the upcoming HALLOWEEN reboot that Blumhouse has in the works the topic naturally shifted to what horror franchises he hopes his company can pick up. Over several tweets, the Blumhouse Productions boss revealed some interesting choices on what they're hoping for, as well as what films they passed on making, but noted that "chances are excellent" they tackle another big franchise.

Among the franchises that Blumhouse has either attempted to nab or may still try for are THE CROW, which has been in development purgatory for years, which made the list of hopeful possibilities. Blum also stressed that he's really trying for FRIDAY THE 13TH, though the rights to the franchise are currently tangled in a legal mess, making any acquisition difficult. Others he expressed interest in when prompted directly were ALIEN and SCREAM, saying 'Never say never.'

The most interesting revelations are that Blumhouse passed on a chance to remake the horror classic THE BLOB, and the company tried to acquire the rights to Stephen King's killer car story,CHRISTINE. The latter was turned into a movie by John Carpenter back in 1983. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** Stephen King's THE TOMMYKNOCKERS: Variety reports that former THE EXORCIST series showrunner Jeremy Slater is set to write the screenplay for Universal Pictures's film adaptation of Stephen King's THE TOMMYKNOCKERS. James Wan and Michael Clear will be teaming up with Roy Lee to produce the film.

"I'm pretty sure this is the first book I ever bought with my own money. It was 1988 and I was 10 years old. I'd borrowed other King novels from various friends and libraries, but this was the first one that was MINE," Slater wrote on Twitter. "In meetings I always joke that I was raised by the two Stephens—King and Spielberg—but that's not far from the truth. While other kids were playing sports or doing whatever cool kids do, I was spending the night in the Overlook, or hanging out in the sewers beneath Derry….Now, thirty years later, I'm beyond thrilled to be part of the team bringing THE TOMMYKNOCKERS to life. It just feels…right, you know? Like coming home…I can't wait for you to visit Haven. It's a hell of a town. Just don't go in the woods." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** AHOCKALYPSE: The Prairie Kings fight for the championship and their lives all in the same night. The Kings are on top of the world after winning the cup only to find out that the Zombie Ahockalypse has happened! The boys with some help from Barry Melrose try to avoid sudden death!

** WOLF CREEK TV series: Just in time for Halloween, the WOLF CREEK television series premieres on Pop with a special three-night horror binge: Sunday, Oct. 21 at 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m., ET/PT; Monday, Oct. 22 at 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m., ET/PT; and Tuesday, Oct. 23 at at 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m., ET/PT. Based on the cult-hit horror movie franchise and from its acclaimed creator/director Greg McLean, the WOLF CREEK television series centers on serial killer Mick Taylor (John Jarratt) as he terrorizes tourists in the Australian outback.

** KILLER KATE!: Estranged sisters -Kate and Angie -haven't spoken since Angie went to college and left Kate to care for their ailing father. In a show of reconciliation, several years after moving out, Angie invites Kate to her bachelorette party held at a remote house booked on a home-sharing app. The women are unaware that by booking this house, they're walking into a trap set in motion by a disturbed family of amateur killers who are out for blood to right a cosmic wrong. They soon become unwitting participants in a savage and often ridiculous life-or-death struggle that pits family against family, and past against present. In select theaters and available on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube Movies, Cable and Satellite On Demand on October 26th!



----- August 17, 2018 -----

** HALLOWEEN remake: Here's a teaser of the John Carpenter's soundtrack for the upcoming film.

** RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE: The Deadline web site is reporting that Jesse Williams (GREY'S ANATOMY) and Jordana Brewster (FAST AND FURIOUS) will be starring in Jay Baruchel's horror project RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE. The movie is based on the graphic novel by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray.

RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE follows the story of comic book creator Todd Walkley (Williams), along with his girlfriend, Kathy (Brewster), assistant Aurora (played by Niamh Wilson), and best friend and Hard Calibre Comics owner Ezra (Baruchel) as they go on a road trip. On their way from Toronto to New York for Comic-Con, bad things start to happen and people start getting killed in a fashion eerily similar to the kills portrayed in his Slasherman comic. It becomes clear that a very avid fan is out there following them and hurting people, and using Todd's comic as inspiration. As the bodies pile up, and Todd's friends and family become targets and victims themselves, Todd will be forced into taking responsibility for everything his ideas have wrought. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** SLENDER MAN: The teen horror film was cut back from its original R-rating to the PG-13 its theatrical cut was. Some edits were made to make sure the film's target audience of teenagers was able to see it.

However deep cuts came in the wake of the father of one of the children involved in a real-life violent attack surrounding the character came out against the film. As a result, the studio pulled back hard on the movie with several major scenes removed from the final cut without tidying – essentially resulting in an incomplete work. The edits didn't help, SLENDER MAN opened in fourth place at the domestic box office this weekend with a disappointing $11 million. (thanks to Bloody-Disgusting.com)

** THE NUN: Here's an International poster for the upcoming film.

----- August 16, 2018 -----

** A QUIET PLACE 2: According to a Platinum Dunes reps on Twitter; "Platinum Dunes has started developing #AQuietPlace 2."

** HALLOWEEN 4 THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS: You all know him—the featureless mask, iconic jumpsuit, and the plunging knife. Michael Myers has come back for more in an all-new haunted house!

** CASTLE ROCK Season 2: The anthology series has been given the greenlight for a second season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The streaming service announced that the series became the most successful first-season original launch upon its premiere at the end of July.

"Each season is going to be its own self-contained story: beginning, middle and end," co-showrunner Dustin Thomason told THR. "But I think that just as the books do, we want to surprise viewers with the ways in which the stories intersect. Just as the places the characters pop up in very unexpected ways throughout the books, that's the kind of anthology that we would like to tell. One of the things about the King universe or multiverse is that some very strange things can happen when it comes to the ways that the stories unfold, and hopefully there'll be surprises along the way in terms of how the anthology works in that way. It's pretty delicious that Kathy Bates played both Dolores Claiborne and Annie Wilkes when you really think about that question in the movie adaptations. But I think that there's something for us about being faithful to the way that Steve does it in the books, that almost feels like the anthology format has already been laid out for us." (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

** THEY HEAR IT: IT FOLLOWS director David Robert Mitchell has been set to pen the script for a feature film remake of the horror short THEY HEAR IT for Legendary Entertainment. Julian Terry, the writer-director behind the original short film, will helm the feature with Mitchell only coming onboard to pen and produce.

The story follows an ominous presence that stalks the children of a small town by emitting a mysterious noise called 'The Sound' that attracts younger people. Alex Heineman and Andrew Rona will produce. Terry's short THE NURSE won the grand prize for THE CONJURING Universe Short Film Contest. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

----- August 15, 2018 -----

** TRAIN TO BUSAIN sequel: A possible sequel to the 2016 zombie film is currently in its early planning stages, a representative for the film's director Yeon Sang Ho confirmed on August 13th.

"We are planning to begin filming in the first half of next year," the source told the press. "We still have not cast any actors, so we are still preparing a lot of different things." They added that the director does not plan to bring back any of the actors from the last film.

** Joe D'Amato's ANTHROPOPHAGOUS and ABSURD: On September 25th, Severin Films is regurgitating two of the gutsiest of grim grails ever forged by Italy's most infamous anti-human maestro, Joe D'Amato. ANTHROPOPHAGOUS (1980) and ABSURD (1981) are coming to Blu-Ray fully uncut and packed with special features to make you lose your lunch! To celebrate these gut-wrenching releases, Severin has also created epically upsetting merchandise that includes an ANTHROPOPHAGOUS plush toy with entrails that pull out of his stomach just like real innards!

ANTHROPOPHAGOUS special features:
- Don't Fear The Man-Eater: Interview with Writer/Star Luigi Montefiori a.k.a. George Eastman
- The Man Who Killed The Anthropophagus: Interview with Actor Saverio Vallone
- Cannibal Frenzy: Interview with FX Artist Pietro Tenoglio
- Brother And Sister In Editing: Interview With Editor Bruno Micheli
- Inside Zora's Mouth: Interview with Actress Zora Kerova
- Trailers

ABSURD special features:
- ROSSO SANGUE: Alternate Italian cut (with optional English subtitles)
- The Return of the Grim Reaper - Interview With Actor / Writer / Co-Producer Luigi Montefiore
- D'Amato on Video: Archive Interview With Director Aristide Massaccesi
- A Biker (Uncredited): Interview With Filmmaker/extra Michele Soavi
- Trailer

** THE NUN: The upcoming film is set for release on September 7.

----- August 14, 2018 -----

** SUSPIRIA remake: Here's a new photo from the upcoming film.

** HALLOWEEN remake: Here's a new photo from the upcoming film.

** NIGHT OF THE CREEPS: Eureka Entertainment to release Fred Dekker's NIGHT OF THE CREEPS, a simultaneously frightening and hilarious 80s horror classic, in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition as part of the Eureka Classics range from 8 October 2018. Presented with a Limited Edition O-Card slipcase and booklet [First print run only].

When an alien experiment goes awry, it crashes to Earth in 1959 and infects a young college student. 27 years later, his cryogenically-frozen body is thawed out by fraternity pledges, and the campus is quickly overrun by alien creatures - whose victims come back as zombies! Fred Dekker's supremely enjoyable throwback chiller deftly combines classic horror and sci-fi elements with delicious humour and loving in-jokes.

Special features:
- Limited Edition O-Card slipcase [First Print Run Only]
- High-definition remaster of the director's cut
- Original stereo soundtrack and 5.1 surround audio options, presented in PCM and DTS-HD MA respectively on the Blu-ray
- Audio commentary by writer / director Fred Dekker
- Audio commentary by actors Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, Steve Marshall and Jill Whitlow
- Thrill Me: Making Night of the Creeps - an hour-long series of video pieces on the making of the film featuring new interviews with cast and crew
- Tom Atkins: Man of Action featurette
- Video Interview with Fred Dekker
- Deleted Scenes
- Original theatrical ending
- Trivia track subtitles
- Theatrical trailer

** THE NUN: Warner Bros. has released a new poster for the upcoming horror movie THE NUN, a spinoff in THE CONJURING universe. THE NUN is set for release on September 7.

----- August 13, 2018 -----

** THE MEG: The film is dramatically outperforming expectations, bringing in an estimated $16.5 million on Friday, heading toward what could possibly be a $40 million debut. For a film that cost a whopping $130 million officially ($150 million unofficially), that's not good but the hope is the Chinese market will save the day in this battle of Jason Statham versus a giant prehistoric shark. The Chinese producer also supplied much of the film's funding so Warners won't be too hurt by this.

THE MEG has been in development hell for twenty years, but got picked up when Warners nabbed the rights in 2015 and hired Eli Roth onboard to direct. He then left with NATIONAL TREASURE helmer Turteltaub taking over and the joint U.S. Chinese production kicked off late 2016. The other day Turteltaub revealed that while he always wanted a 'fun' tone for the film, he had to make edits to cut it down to a PG-13 including cutting out almost all the blood from the movie including some completed digital effects shots.

In a new interview with Collider, the film's star Jason Statham revealed that the film's tone and rating had changed from what he signed up for: "Scripts totally different. There was so many different … sometimes you just go, 'How did it happen? How did it go from this to this to this to that?… I'm just saying it was radically different… Jon's interpretation of this is a fun end of summer [movie]. It's full of humor.

It's a little bit more directed to a different taste of what my own is in terms of I like more gory adult stuff. I'm a lot older but I can't speak for what this film could possibly speak to a younger audience."

When told it was still alot of fun, Statham replied: "Yeah but you go, 'Where's the f–king blood?' It's like, 'There's a shark'." The film is now out in cinema. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** 47 METERS DOWN THE NEXT CHAPTER: Entertainment Studios has released the first teaser for the sequel of 2017's film.

** SLAUGHTERHOUSE RULEZ: Welcome to Slaughterhouse, an elite boarding school where boys and girls are groomed for power and greatness...and they're about to meet their match. This ancient and ordered world is about to be shaken to its foundations - literally - when a controversial frack site on prized school woodland causes seismic tremors, a mysterious sinkhole, and an unspeakable horror to be unleashed. Soon a new pecking order will be established as the pupils and teachers alike become locked in a bloody battle for survival.

** SLICE: Here's the first posters for A24's pizza delivery boy slasher film.



----- August 12, 2018 -----

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----- August 9, 2018 -----

** THE FOG 4K restoration: John Carpenter's 1980 ghost story classic has undergone a full 4K restoration by StudioCanal and is returning to cinemas in time for Halloween this year. In the film, a tiny California coastal town prepares to commemorate its centenary when Reverend Malone (Hal Holbrook) stumbles upon a dark secret about the town's founding; radio announcer Stevie (Adrienne Barbeau) witnesses a mystical fire; and hitchhiker Elizabeth (Jamie Lee Curtis) discovers the mutilated corpse of a fisherman. A mysterious iridescent fog soon descends upon the village, and more people start to die

Made for a budget of just $1 million, the movie grossed $21 million at the box office and is very well reviewed, the same can't be said for the Tom Welling and Selma Blair-led 2005 remake which was widely panned. Eric Di Bernardo, Rialto Pictures' director of sales, spoke about the re-release saying: "THE FOG has been our most requested title for as long as we have handled the StudioCanal library here. It is Carpenter's most visually alluring film and we think it's been worth the wait."

The plan, for now, is to release the film at the Metrograph in New York, Landmark's Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles and the Music Box Theatre in Chicago starting on October 26th. Throughout Halloween week, the movie will also be screened at certain speciality theaters such as the Alamo Drafthouse. A 4K home video release isn't yet announced but will likely follow in coming months. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** The Official SAW Escape Experience: The Official SAW Escape is an immersive, multi-room (progressive) escape experience that brings to life twisted games inspired by the blockbuster SAW film franchise. Guests enter the historic Egan & Co. Meat Packing plant for an after-hours tour, only to find they are players in an elaborate game devised by the infamous Jigsaw killer and his disciples. By working together to combat their fears, venture far out of their comfort zones, and solve intricate puzzles, guests have the opportunity to win their freedom as they traverse the twists and turns of an entire factory of Jigsaw's games – one of the largest escape experiences in the world.

----- August 8, 2018 -----

** THE MEG: This week sees the release of Jon Turteltaub's giant prehistoric shark film which includes plenty of scenes of the huge beast chomping down on innocent swimmers off the Chinese coast. Speaking with the Bloody Disgusting web site, Turteltaub confirmed the film originally had too many R-rated gory scenes that had to be cut in order to keep the rating at PG-13. Not only were some of the scenes already filmed, but the digital effects were even complete for a number of them, only to be cut at the last minute:

"My wife is glad about it and I'm glad my kids can see the movie, but the number of really horrifying, disgusting and bloody deaths we had lined up that we didn't get to do is tragic… We shot or even did a lot of visual effects for (gory scenes)… We just realized there's no way we're keeping this PG-13 if we show this. It's too fun a movie to not let people who don't like blood and people who are under, say, fourteen years old into the theater. I was very hesitant to cut out a lot of blood and gore. I wouldn't have if I thought it was wrecking the story but it wasn't."

The film is being sold and lauded for its sense of fun far more than as a serious shark attack film, and Turteltaub says he was striving to keep that intact while editing the film. He also confirms there will be no director's or unrated cut for the home video release. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** THE FIRST PURGE: The fourth chapter in the thrilling franchise, arrives on Digital on September 18, 2018 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on October 2, 2018 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Bonus features:
- Deleted Scene
- A Radical Experiment - Cast and filmmakers discuss how THE FIRST PURGE expands on the themes of the franchise, making them more culturally relevant than ever before.
- Bringing the Chaos - Violence is inescapable in THE FIRST PURGE. Here we explore the elements that ramped up the action in the film and made it the most intense installment yet.
- The Masks of THE FIRST PURGE - A good disguise is a key part of a successful Purge night. In this featurette, we take a look at how the masks in the film added to the terror of THE FIRST PURGE.

** DEAD LOVE: Brandon is a young train engineer whose world is upended when his mother suddenly takes her own life. At the funeral home, he meets Fiona, a beautiful and mysterious mortician who takes a strong interest in him. Soon they discover they share a passion for music. And when Fiona serenades him with an ancient folk song, their lives become entwined for eternity. The film is making its VOD debut 8/21, followed by a DVD release in October.

----- August 7, 2018 -----

** THE EVIL DEAD 4K Ultra HD: The cult classic comes to 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital) on October 9 from Lionsgate. Experience four times the resolution of Full HD with 4K, as well as Dolby Vision HDR, to bring to life the stunning cinematography of this supernatural horror film. When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on a screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker.

** MONKEY SHINES: Eureka Entertainment to release MONKEY SHINES, George A. Romero's terrifyingly twisted thriller, on Blu-ray in the UK as part of the Eureka Classics range, in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition from 8 October 2018. Presented with a Limited Edition O Card slipcase [First print run only].

Special features:
- 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray
- DTS-HD MA 5.1 and 2.0 audio options
- Optional English SDH subtitles
- New and exclusive feature length audio commentary by Travis Crawford
- Audio Commentary with director George A. Romero
- An Experiment in Fear – The Making of Monkey Shines - a lengthy retrospective with George A. Romero, stars Jason Beghe and Kate McNeil, executive producer Peter Grunwald, and special effects legends Tom Savini, Greg Nicotero and Everett Burrell.
- Alternate Ending and Deleted Scenes
- Behind-the-scenes footage, original EPK featurette, vintage interviews and news reports
- Trailers and TV spots

** Blue Underground update: Here's the covers of their upcoming releases.







----- August 6, 2018 -----

** THE GRUDGE reboot: The upcoming reboot of the supernatural horror franchise THE GRUDGE has hit a snag. Taka lchise, producer of the original JU-ON franchise which inspired the 2004 U.S. remake and its sequels, has filed a breach of contract lawsuit. Production company Good Universe acquired the rights to the film and planned to develop it on the condition Ichise be given a producer credit and paid an agreed upon fee. The suit claims that despite the contract, Good Universe has not given Ichise a producer credit.

The lawsuit comes as production on the remake, simply titled GRUDGE, is underway and already well into filming. Nicolas Pesce helms the film which stars Andrea Riseborough, Demian Bichir, John Cho, Lin Shaye, Jacki Weaver, Betty Gilpin, William Sadler, and Frankie Faison. The original dealt with a murder/suicide in a house in Japan, and the ghostly hauntings that followed. The remake, which again is being produced by Sam Raimi, is shifting to American suburbia. The new version opens August 16th 2019. (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** MEET JIMMY: In the intense bidding war between major film studios, the Deadline web site is reporting that Paramount Pictures has won the rights to the short horror film, MMEET JIMMY. Paramount will work together with Platinum Dunes and The Picture Company to develop the horror short into a feature film.

MEET JIMMY was created by Dutch filmmakers David-Jan Bronsgeest and Tim Koomen. The short film is being compared to classic horror films like THE RING and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. The story revolves around a mysterious podcast that gives its listeners horrific consequences. Bronsgeest is set to be the film's director, while Shawn and Michael Rasmussen will be the ones who will the script alongside Koomen, who is also co-producer. (thanks to ComingSoon.net)

----- August 3rd, 2018 -----

** PUPPET MASTER THE LITTLE REICH: Edgar is recently divorced and returns to his childhood home where he finds a nefarious looking puppet in his deceased brother's room. He decides to sell the doll for some quick cash at a small-town convention celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the infamous Toulon Murders. All hell breaks loose when a strange force animates the puppets at the convention, setting them on a bloody killing spree that's motivated by an evil as old as time. In Theaters August 17th.

** Netflix's APOSTLE: London, 1905. Prodigal son Thomas Richardson (Dan Stevens) has returned home, only to learn that his sister is being held for ransom by a religious cult. Determined to get her back at any cost, Thomas travels to the idyllic island where the cult lives under the leadership of the charismatic Prophet Malcolm (Michael Sheen). As Thomas infiltrates the island's community, he learns that the corruption of mainland society that they claim to reject has infested the cult's ranks nonetheless – and uncovers a secret far more evil than he could have imagined. The film will premiere globally on Netflix on October 12, 2018.

** THE MEG: Here's another new poster for the upcoming film, which debuts in theaters on August 10.

----- August 1st, 2018 -----

** SUSPIRIA remake: It was announced on Twitter that the film will run 152 minutes long, exactly one hour longer than the original film's 92-minute runtime. SUSPIRIA debut in theaters on November 2.

** A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET: Robert Englund who played villain Freddy Krueger has stated many times that he has no interest in reprising the character again, but appearing at a Summer Television Critics Association panel this week to promote Eli Roth's new "History of Horror" docu-series for AMC, Englund was asked how he would approach an 'Elm Street' reboot to which he said:

"If I had an Eli Roth budget I would have cast different actors to play Freddy for every potential victim, because Freddy is only alive in the imagination of his future victim. They would talk about it at a slumber party or in a locker room at school, or on the bus going home.

All we know about this Fred Krueger is he wears a hat, wears a red and green striped sweater and has a clawed hand. That's the specifics. At the end, it would be the ultimate victim and we see Freddy peel [his face] open and maybe it's yours truly revealed. And it's the essence of Freddy.

I don't think Freddy is an '80s villain. There's a huge nostalgia for the eighties for a variety of reasons, but so many horror films and characters transcend that decade." (thanks to DarkHorizons.com)

** IT LIVES INSIDE: A chronic sleepwalker reads from a mysterious book that foretells his impending demonic possession. He then struggles to hold his family together as the ancient evil threatens to consume everything he holds dear. Rett Terrell and Alissa Rose Ford star in a Jeff Hall film, released August 7 on VOD and September 4 on DVD.



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