Picturehouse has acquired all US rights to the Sundance hit The Guest (read our review), from the visionary team behind You’re Next: director Adam Wingard, writer Simon Barrett and Snoot Entertainment’s Keith Calder and Jessica Calder.
Picturehouse is planning a fall release for the film. READ MORE
The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Sinister director Scott Derrickson takes aim at more scares in the first official trailer for Deliver Us From Evil, starring Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn, Joel McHale, and Sean Harris.
The first trailer take cues from James Wan’s The Conjuring, sharing a full sequence of scares that ends with something scarier than a weasel popping up!
In Deliver Us From Evil, “New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.”
Look for it in theaters July 2, 2014 via Sony Screen Gems. READ MORE
An international name you should know by now is Timo Tjahjanto, the man behind Macabre, the “Safe Haven” segment of V/H/S/2, and the forthcoming Sundance selection, Killers. Next up is The Night Comes For Us, which was already acquired by RADiUS-TWC for release in 2015.
Killers was produced by The Raid: Redemption director Gareth Evans, and the duo collaborated on the V/H/S/2 short “Safe Haven”, which is how The Raid 2‘s Julie Estelle, dubbed “Hammer Girl” (as seen in the attached imagery), ended up cast in The Night Comes For Us.
In the film, Joe Taslim plays a mobster who returns to his local crime family in Jakarta only to find himself trapped in a word of betrayal and chaos. READ MORE
Easily one of the most anticipated action films is years is Gareth Evans’ The Raid 2: Berandal, which Ryan Daley raved about out of the Sundance Film Festival.
Opening here in the States on March 28, we stumbled upon a whopping 75 brand new images from the film that will take you right inside of the action epic! READ MORE
Elijah Wood must play it perfectly, or people he love will die…
Guaranteed to make my list of favorite movies of the year is Eugenio Mira’s masterful thriller, Grand Piano, which is now creating a symphony of destruction on various VOD platforms and in limited theaters.
Elijah Wood stars in this giallo-esque masterpiece along with John Cusack. It also stars Alex Winter, who you may know from Lost Boys and the Bill & Ted movies. He’s featured in this exclusive new clip that takes a shard of glass to a woman’s throat and… just watch as you’ll see one of the best transitions of the year! READ MORE
Circulating on the Web are two piece of art from Warner Bros. and Legenary’s Godzilla reboot, one from the first teaser poster, the other the cover of Empire Magazine. What’s so fantastic about these hi-res images are that they feature the gorgeous artwork without all of the text in the way. What you end up with are images that deserve a place on your wall.
In theaters May 16, “Making his first appearance in 1954 (Gojira) Godzilla is a giant monster that lives in the sea that comes from the ocean to feed on mankind.
An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.” READ MORE
FX shared with Yahoo! four character images from their new drama series, “The Strain,” from Academy Award nominated filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, author Chuck Hogan and writer/producer Carlton Cuse.
“‘The Strain’ is a high concept thriller that tells the story of “Dr. Ephraim Goodweather” (Corey Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.”
Arriving this summer, the series stars Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, David Bradley, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Natalie Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Robert Maillet, Jack Kesy, Regina King, Ben Hyland, and Miguel Gomez. READ MORE
Variety says HBO Asia is to kick off its second original production with “Grace,” a contemporary horror mini-series.
“The four-part hour-long horror mini-series in English and Mandarin is about a father’s mistake which condemns his family to unspeakable horror. Set in present day urban Asia, “Grace” examines the Asian concepts of family, sacrifice and vengeance.”
“Grace” will be directed by Tony Tilse, who co-directed 10-part 1960s detective series “Serangoon Road.” It will star “Serangoon Road” talent Russell Wong as a loving father but unfaithful husband, and Pamelyn Chee (pictured, left) as his mistress. Constance Song, Jean Toh and Vivienne Tseng also star, as does Taiwan’s rising star Teresa Daley, pictured. READ MORE
In limited theaters April 25 from XLrator Media is the festival hit The Machine, which now has an official trailer. In addition, Empire landed the opening 5 minutes, which you can also assemble below.
“With an impoverished world plunged into a Cold War with a new enemy, Britain’s Ministry of Defense is on the brink of developing a game-changing weapon. Lead scientist Vincent McCarthy (Toby Stephens) provides the answer with his creation, ‘The Machine’- an android with unrivalled physical and processing skills. When a programming glitch causes an early prototype to destroy his lab, McCarthy enlists artificial intelligence expert Ava (Caity Lotz) to help him harness the full potential of a truly conscious fighting machine.” READ MORE
Haunting theaters April 25, the following motion poster for The Quiet Ones burns through film.
From the producers behind Let Me In and The Woman in Black, “A university student (Sam Claflin) and some classmates are recruited to carry out a private experiment — to create a poltergeist. Their subject: an alluring, but dangerously disturbed young woman (Olivia Cooke). Their quest: to explore the dark energy that her damaged psyche might manifest. As the experiment unravels along with their sanity, the rogue PHD students are soon confronted with a terrifying reality: they have triggered an unspeakable force with a power beyond all explanation.” READ MORE
With SXSW getting underway today, MTV scored the first clip from Mike Flanagan’s(Absentia, Ghosts of Hamilton Street) absolutely fantastic horror flick Oculus, opening in theaters everywhere on April 11 from Relativity.
In the clip, a girl looks into “the mirror” only to be attacked by her father. She awakes to learn she’s having a night terror…
Mike Pereira raved about the haunter out of the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival. The slow burn chiller is jam-packed with scares and is the perfect “date” movie. READ MORE
Getting its World Premiere this weekend at the SXSW Film Festival is Dark Sky Films’ Starry Eyes, from directors Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch.
Twitch landed 5 exclusive new stills that can be viewed below.
In it, “In the city of dreams, a desperate actress will do whatever it takes for the role of a lifetime… no matter what the cost.“
Alexandra Essoe, Amanda Fuller, Fabianne Therese, Noah Segan, Pat Healy and Shane Coffey star. READ MORE
Imagine Phantom of the Paradise on roids…
We now have the green band trailer to Jerome Sable’s musical horror comedy Stage Fright, releasing on iTunes and On Demand on April 3 and following with a theatrical release on May 9. READ MORE
This is why I love technology and the internet, and want to marry both…
I just stumbled across this hilarious video that replaces the Raptors in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 Jurassic Park with cats.
I’m highly allergic to cats, thus this would be an even more terrifying situation for me…
…and nothing like Theodore Rex, I assure you…
THR is reporting that Tom McCarthy, the filmmaker known for his indies such as The Visitor and The Station Agent, is writing, with an eye to direct, Tommysaurus Rex, the adaptation of the Doug TenNapel graphic novel. McCarthy will co-write the script with John Bland.
Taking cues from Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” “Rex,” published by Image Comics in 2004, “tells of a boy who, after losing is pet dog, moves in with his grandfather for the summer. Bullies just compound his already miserable existence. When he discovers a T-Rex in a cave, the boy’s life changes as he must prove to the townpeople that this new pet isn’t the harmful beast they think he is.”
Mary Parent and Cale Boyter are producing via their Disruption Entertainment banner. READ MORE
Radius-TWC is finally releasing Bong Joon-ho’s alleged masterpiece, Snowpiercer, in theaters on June 24, 2014.
It is rumored that U.S. audiences will be treated to the original cut, which had caused a rift between director in studio over the past year.
The film takes place, “In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.”
Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Octavia Spencer, Alison Pill, Song Kang-ho, Ewen Bremner, and Kenny Doughty all star. READ MORE
Badass Digest landed an exclusive first look at this creeptacular festival poster for Housebound, which takes awkward family photos to an entirely new level…
In the New Zealand-based film, “Kylie Bucknell is forced to return to the house she grew up in when the court places her on home detention. Her punishment is made all the more unbearable by the fact she has to live there with her mother Miriam – a well-intentioned blabbermouth who’s convinced that the house is haunted. Kylie dismisses Miriam’s superstitions as nothing more than a distraction from a life occupied by boiled vegetables & small town gossip. However, when she too becomes privy to unsettling whispers & strange bumps in the night, she begins to wonder whether she’s inherited her overactive imagination, or if the house is in fact possessed by a hostile spirit who’s not particularly thrilled about her return.” READ MORE
MPI/Dark Sky Films announced today they will be releasing a restored version The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Tobe Hooper’s 1974 classic. The re-release comes in celebration of the film’s 40th anniversary, with the restoration having its unveiling at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas next week.
In 1973, Tobe Hooper, a cast of unknown actors, and a crew of Austin film students and recent graduates headed to Round Rock, Texas in the middle of July. For the next 32 days they worked around the clock in 100 degree weather to make The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. The movie became a huge hit on the drive-in circuit and eventually grossed $30 million. It was invited to the 1975 Cannes Film Festival Director’s Fortnight, and was acquired as part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Since then, it has become the eighth highest-grossing horror franchise of all time. In 2012, Sight & Sound magazine named it one of the 250 most important movies ever made.
The new version of the film will be released in theaters this summer with a brand new 4K transfer, roughly four times the resolution of today’s more commonly used 2K for cinema. This is the only transfer of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre to go back to the original 16mm A/B rolls, the actual film that rolled through the cameras. READ MORE
Meet the residents of Sin City…
TWC-Dimension has released the first official trailer for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, targeted for theaters on August 22, 2014.
The footage introduces the massive cast of characters, including Jessica Alba as exotic dancer Nancy Callahan, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Johnny, and Mickey Rourke as Marv. READ MORE
EW has the brand new poster created by artist Jason Edmiston for the SXSW premiere of the newly restored The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, celebrating the film’s 40th anniversary.
“It’s in 7:1 sound that completely wraps around you and in 4K [resolution],” director Tobe Hooper reveals. “The film works as well, if not better, than it originally did.”
You can click the above link to read a full interview with Hooper, or watch this spot for theatrical play-dates as Dark Sky Films announces them. READ MORE
Confirming our report from last November, Screen Gems will officially distribute the live action film The Last of Us based on the critically-acclaimed PlayStation 3 exclusive video game, developed by Naughty Dog.
Neil Druckmann, the Creative Director for the game, will also write the script for the film.
On behalf of Naughty Dog, the project will be produced by Co-Presidents’ Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra, as well as Creative Director Neil Druckmann and Game Director Bruce Straley, along with Sam Raimi via their Ghost House Pictures banner. READ MORE
TWC-Dimension picked up rights to author Ira Levin’s 1973 Broadway thriller Veronica’s Room in December, and now has tapped Mark Bomback (Wolverine) to pen the adaptation, reports Deadline.
The original play from Rosemary’s Baby writer Levin “centered on two students who find themselves invited to a crumbling New England estate for an audience with the last surviving member of the family that once lived there. The purpose of the visit is so that Susan, one of the students, will agree to impersonate Veronica, the long-dead sister of the fading Cissie. And that’s where the line between what’s real and what’s not begins to blur.”
Bomback’s credits include Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes and Unstoppable, and he did work on the Fifty Shades Of Grey movie.
The Tribeca Film Festival today announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight, Midnight, and Special Screenings sections, as well as the selections for the Storyscapes program. The 13th edition of the Festival will take place from April 16th to April 27th in New York City.
What do alien invaders and chupacabras have in common with a sword-wielding maniac and the ghost of a turn-of-the-century murderer? They can all be found in Tribeca’s 2014 Midnight program, a collection of this year’s most boundary-pushing genre films from around the globe. Opening Night selection, Preservation, is a moody, intelligent take on the maniac in the woods genre, and an apt foreshadowing of the slew of inhuman baddies that emerge from the darkness to terrify sexed-up teens in Extraterrestrial, Indigenous, and sure-to-be-a-conversation-piece special screening, Zombeavers. Meanwhile, a rookie cop takes on his deranged doppelganger in bizarre German horror-cum-arthouse film, Der Samurai, while the conflict takes a team turn in Intramural, a wacky romp about an underdog flag football team that riffs on classic sports movies with a cartoonish comedic sensibility. Too terrifying, strange, or downright hilarious for daylight hours, these seven films wear their Midnight Movie moniker with pride. READ MORE
Is it me or does Norman cry every time he gets a boner?
A&E’s “Bates Motel” is back, and the Bates continue to try and survive in a town that seems to dump all their shit in their lap.
Here’s imagery from next week’s Episode 2.02, “Shadow of a Doubt,” “Norma (Vera Farmiga) tries to distract Norman (Freddie Highmore) from his obsession with Miss Watson by joining a play. Bradley turns to Norman for help when she has to escape a dire situation. Romero is pressured to make an arrest for the murder. A new player at work has Dylan and Remo on edge.”
Guest stars checking into “Bates Motel” throughout the new season are Michael Vartan (“HawthoRne,” “Alias”), Kathleen Robertson (“Boss”) Paloma Kwiatkowski ( Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters), Rebecca Creskoff (“The Practice,” “Hung”), Kenny Johnson (“Sons of Anarchy”), Michael Eklund ( 88 Minutes, “Supernatural”) and Michael O’Neill (“Dallas Buyers Club,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The West Wing”). READ MORE