We’ve landed the official AFM sales art for K. King’s Zombie Hunter, which stars Danny Trejo, Martin Copping and Clare Niederpruem.
“A new street drug called NATAS unleashes a zombie apocalypse that spreads like wildfire and mutates its users into flesh eaters. We follow one man, Hunter, who has nothing left but a beat-up Camero and a trunk full of guns and booze. He runs down flesh eaters, hunting them for sport and redemption from his tortured past.
After crashing into a small group of survivors, led by an ax-wielding priest named Jesus (Danny Trejo), Hunter is seduced into escorting the eclectic group (strippers, rednecks, and an innocent beauty) to a mythical place of refuge, while under constant assault from zombies and a chain-saw wielding psychotic clown. But a surprise attack by a new breed of giant mutant flesh eaters (VFX creatures) forces them on the run, and puts the Hunter’s skills to the test.” READ MORE
Sebastian Silva’s (Old Cats, The Maid) now untitled thriller (formerly Magic, Magic) starring Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises, The Three Musketeers, Atonement), Emily Browning (Sleeping Beauty, Sucker Punch, The Uninvited), Michael Cera (Juno, Superbad) and Catalina Sandino Moreno (Maria Full Of Grace, Paris Je T’aime, Che) is still up for sale at the forthcoming AFM in Santa Monica.
Now, we have an updated one-sheet alongside the first ever official images. They look bleek, but not all that interesting.
“While vacationing with a friend in the spectacular Chilean lake district, young American traveler Alicia (Temple) begins seeing disturbing images visible only to her. Her best friend Sarah (Browning) suddenly returns to Santiago, leaving Alicia in an unfamiliar country surrounded by strangers (Cera and Sandino Moreno). More and more she unravels, seeing darker visions and hearing chilling noises that send her running into the woods. In this disturbing landscape, she experiences crushing terror and knows that she must escape. A destabilizing, psychological thriller recalling the best works in the genre, this film entices viewers into a world they won’t be able to forget.” READ MORE
Starring Jason Mewes (Clerks, Mallrats), William Sadler (Demon Knight) and Jordan Prentice is Silent But Deadly, which is selling at AFM this coming November.
In the film directed by Stephen Scott, Thomas Capper is an unconventional and mysterious serial killer who takes aim at a Hollywood film set, by unleashing his own brand of retribution on the cast and crew.”
Uwe Boll is back into adaptation videogames as he’s acquired the rights to Zombie Massacre, based on the Wii project developed by Benjamin Krotin’s 1988 Games.
Marco Ristori and Luca Boni, who directed Eaters for Boll, will get behind the camera.
Zombie Massacre (AKA Gloom 4) is a 1998 computer game for the Amiga computer. It was a clone of the immensely popular first person shooter Doom on the Amiga.
“A bacteriological weapon – developed by the US Government to create a super soldier – spreads an epidemic in a quiet little town in the middle of Eastern Europe, Roznov. All citizens have been turned into infected zombies. The town is in quarantine, but the Government wants to destroy it to avoid the propagation of the epidemic.
The rest of the world is in the dark about everything. The plan is: to bring an atomic bomb into the nuclear plant of the city to pretend a terrible accident. No one has to know the truth.
A commando of mercenaries is hired to do the mission. The leader is Jack Stone, an ex soldier now in jail to have murdered his brothers in arms during a mission. If he accomplish the mission he will be free. The battle is on. Hordes of monsters against a bunch of men. There is no hope. Who will survive?”
First announced at AFM back in November comes from New Breed Entertainment and director Corey Grant, The Lost Coast Tapes, starring Drew Rausch, Ashley Wood, Rich McDonald, Frank Ashmore and Noah Weisberg.
“A cynical investigative journalist and his documentary team travel to a remote cabin to debunk a Cryptozoologist’s claim of finding a dead Bigfoot, but their film quickly becomes a record of their life and battle against an unseen horror.”
The first piece of art was pretty impressive, reminding me of the one sheet for Frozen and Open Water. A second has just debuted. Keep up with the film on Facebook. READ MORE
Clancy Brown (A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Burrowers, John Dies at the End) and Ethan Peck (In Time) have joined the cast of Nothing to Fear, the horror thriller being directed by creature and storyboard artist Anthony Leonardi III as the feature producing debut of former Guns ‘N Roses guitarist Slash and his new horror label Slasher Films, says THR.
Anne Heche, James Tupper and Willa Holland are already on board for the movie which “centers on a family whose journey towards a better life in a small town is savagely derailed by a charismatic but emotionally conflicted man of the cloth.” Brown is set as the evil pastor while Peck will play a townsperson with a past.
Producing with Slash are partners Rob Eric and Michael Williams. READ MORE
Those of you begging for an update on Martyrs director Pascal Laugier’s The Tall Man will be excited to learn that the film is completed and screening at the upcoming Berlin Market. This is the same market where films like Inside and Frontier(s) were discovered, so hopefully this sucker will make the festival rounds this year.
“Jessica Biel plays a nurse living in a small town where children have gone missing over the years, leaving no clues. One night, she finds her son’s bed empty and, desperately rushing downstairs, confronts a huge dark figure, with her son in his arms.” Teach Grant, William Davis, Samantha Ferris, Jodelle Ferland, and Stephen McHattie also star. READ MORE
While Gore Verbinski’s protégé and visionary director Anthony Leonardi III is still prepping Nothing to Fear, described as a “terrifying vintage horror film”, Anchor Bay has snatched up the rights to the film. Nothing To Fear is being produced by Slash’s horror shingle Slasher Films.
Per Deadline, “Anchor Bay Films has acquired Nothing To Fear, the first film produced by Slasher Films, the horror label hatched by former Guns n Roses guitarist Slash and the producing team of Rob Eric and Michael Williams. Anthony Leonardi III is directing. He has been the lead creature artist and storyboard artist for ‘Constantine’, ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean 3′, ‘Rango’ and the upcoming ’47 Ronin’. Slash will be co-producing the score of the movie.
Slash, a longtime fan of genre films, formed the label to make smart horror films. He is a regular at the Sundance Film Festival, where he comes to watch films.”
Starring Anne Heche (“Hung”), James Tupper (“Mercy”), Willa Holland (Legion, Straw Dogs), Rafi Gavron and Jennifer Stone in the film that follows a young family as it tries to reinvent itself by moving to a small town in rural Kansas. The family is tormented by an ancient demon with an insatiable blood lust.
Nothing To Fear is set to begin principal photography in Louisiana on February 13, 2012. READ MORE
Cyan Films today announced the cast of new horror film 100 Bloody Acres, the feature film debut from filmmaking brothers Colin and Cameron Cairnes, who won first place with the film script in the horror section of the prestigious Slamdance Screenwriting Competition.
100 Bloody Acres commences principal photography in South Australia today (Monday 16 January).
“100 Bloody Acres is the story of brothers Reg and Lindsay Morgan’s struggling organic blood and bone fertiliser business. To fill a big order they need a fresh supply of their ‘secret’ ingredient (think roadkill) to process through the meat-grinder. By chance Reg comes across two guys and a girl with a broken-down vehicle on their way to a music festival. But Reg and Lindsay are not psychos — they’re just small business operators.”
100 Bloody Acres is written and directed by the Cairnes Brothers who are best known for their award-winning short film Celestial Avenue which won the 2010 If Award for Best Short Film, the Grand Prize at Rhode Island and Best Comedy at Arizona Film Festival in 2009. READ MORE
In theaters August 10 from Summit Entertainment is All the Boys Love Many Lane director Jonathan Levine’s hotly anticipated zombie flick Warm Bodies, which was teased the other night in the first ever leaked image. We’ve now landed a trio of hi-res looks Hoult as the central zombie character “R”. Dig on ‘em inside!
Starring Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry, John Malkovich and Lizzy Caplan, “the story centers on an existentially tormented zombie who begins an unlikely friendship with the girlfriend of one of his victims and starts a chain reaction that will transform him and his fellow zombies.” READ MORE
The official Facebook page for Paco Plaza’s [REC] 3 Genesis, which will open in Spain March 30, 2012, was updated with the following theater standee that features the bride protagonist rocking a chainsaw. In the film the virus spreads through a wedding reception causing utter chaos. It’s also the first in the franchise to break out of the found footage model.
The film, written by Luis Berdejo, stars Leticia Dolera and Diego Martin. The success of the first two films (in theaters together raised over 35 million worldwide) have made [REC] 3 Genesis one of the most anticipated horror films inside and outside our borders. READ MORE
With nine projects currently in-development, Shark Night 3D director David R. Ellis is a busy man. Although a live-action adaptation of anime Kite is his next project, Ellis has revealed details about two horror films on his “To Do List.”
Sara Paxton is attached to star in The Briar Lake Murders and Ellis, who’s directing, told Australian stringer Maria Lewis (@moviemazz) that the film follows a traditional killer in the woods storyline.
“It’s a movie about these kids that go on vacation and there’s a serial killer out there,” he said. “It’s got a good script and good people involved; I’m just not sure how soon that’s going to happen.”
The more interesting of the two sounds like The Thing-inspired Clock Tower which Ellis said is a “cool” supernatural horror. (Editor’s note: The project has been in development for over 6 years now and this is the first time it has been reported that Ellis is attached.) READ MORE
From Fries Films, writer-director John Travers is currently in pre-production on the Mary Goldberg-produced slasher Hardhat, which we’ve now landed a sales trailer for. The footage is pretty cheesy but does rock boobs and plenty of gore!
“Six teenagers find the perfect spot for a weekend of paintball, sex and partying: an abandoned hospital with a mysterious past. But their fun and games turn deadly when a muscle-bound maniac mutilates and kills them with his power drill, blow torch, nail gun and machete… Hardhat! Now, it’s up to one man to track down the crazed construction worker before he kills again…” READ MORE
With the first official trailer locked here, we’ve now landed a much cooler teaser for Ryan Andrews’ UK Elfie Hopkins, which stars Jaime Winstone, Ray Winstone, Aneurin Barnard, and Kimberley Nixon. Check it out inside, alongside some stills and the AFM art.
Jaime plays the title role, a quirky “wanna-be” detective whose appetite for a real-life case is matched by the appetites of a new family (The Gammons) who move into the village. Ray Winstone plays the local butcher and meat is definitely on the menu…. READ MORE
Speaking with TV Guide, Bruce Campbell just dropped a few nuggets about The Evil Dead remake.
Per Campbell, “We are going to remake it. The first one. And people are a little iffy about that [but] we wanted to remake a movie with better effects and we’re better at telling stories now… There’s no ‘Ash’ character and that pisses people off [but] we didn’t want to have the direct comparison. I wouldn’t want to put an actor in that position.”
The upcoming Diablo Cody (Young Adult, Jennifer’s Body, Juno) penned Fede Alvarez (Ataque De Panico) directed remake/reboot does not currently have a release date. But we’ll let you know when it does!
Campbell doesn’t completely shut down the idea of a cameo though. Check out the video after the jump! READ MORE
Even with some super lame art, a pretty interesting trailer has surfaced for Joe Knetter‘s Hallow Pointe, which was directed by Thomas J. Churchill.
“ ‘Hallow Pointe‘ is a chilling story about love, life and what lengths you go through to try and save someone; all told within the classic horror staple, a creature feature. The film is centered around Madeline’s Closet, a quaint bed and breakfast hidden away from the world on a hidden dirt road in the woods. Henry and Jane are hoping a weekend there will help rekindle their love for each other. Staying there, along with a few other guests, everything seems to be going as planned until the sun sets and the full moon lights up the sky. Instead of trying to save their marriage they must now work together to try and save their lives.”
The cast is taking the indie icon route with Tony Todd, Kane Hodder, Leslie Easterbrook, Tiffany Shepis, Cody Matthew Blymire, Belinda Balaski, Eileen Dietz, Sarah French, Lar Park Lincoln and The Human CentipedeAshley C. Williams. READ MORE
AFM news continues to pour online as we’ve just now landed the sales trailer for Donovan’s Echo, which stars Saw‘s Danny Glover, along with Bruce Greenwood and Sonja Bennett.
Jim Cliffe directs the Stealth Media Group thriller that’s currently in post.
“Once a brilliant mathematician, Donovan Matheson (Danny Glover) has been an outcast since an accident that killed his wife and daughter three decades ago for which he blames himself. He finally returns home as the tragic event’s 30th anniversary approaches and begins discovering similarities to what had happened to him in the past. Convinced history is repeating itself, Donovan risks everything to save an unsuspecting family from the same tragic fate.” READ MORE
Eric Anthony Pereira, the man behind the pretty OK thriller The Locals, directs American Girls, which is said to be based on horrific true events about the abduction of two high school girls that decimates a small town and exposes the corruption, greed and murder that lies beneath the demeanor of everyday God fearing people.
The crime/horror film is loosely inspired by the Bega Schoolgirl Murders (a notorious Australian case which took place in 1997 – the location and date have both been changed for this production) is set to go before the cameras in January 2012.
“ ‘American Girls’ is a dark, nihilistic tale about the abduction, rape and murder of two high school girls and the fallout that nearly decimates a small Mid-Western town as long buried secrets surface when the police begin to put together the pieces of the crime. Using the framework of movies such as The Social Network, American Girls offers no easy answers. Using multiple character points of view; the film presents a harrowing, psychologically astute look at a tragic crime and an uncompromising glimpse at what contributed to the death of the girls, the aftermath their families face and the utterly evil personas of their murderers.”
Kristina Page (A Lure: Teen Fight Club, Aqua Caliente) and Devanny Pinn (Song of the Shattered, Piranha 3D). Cast members that have signed on include Burgandi Phoenix, Josh Hammond (Jeepers Creepers II), Chris Anglin (A Christmas Carol), professional wrestler Al Snow (we believe Snow will be appearing sans head), Jessica Cameron (The Dead Matter), Kyle Morris (Night of the Living Dead: 3D), Barry Ratcliffe (The Witches of Oz), Tawny Amber Young (Bloody Wedding), Brandon Slagle (2012: Ice Age), Heidi Martinuzzi (Amateur Porn Star Killer 3D) and Carlos Ramirez (Crank 2) all star. READ MORE
Entertainment One – who recently picked up US and Canadian rights – has hired Silver Ferox Design to create a slew of poster deigns for the New Zealand WWII horror film The Devil’s Rock (review), directed and co-written by Paul Campion. One of the posters gives you another dead-on look at the she-demon, with more posters in our image gallery.
“The horror pic is set in the Channel Islands on the eve of D-Day where two Kiwi Commandos are sent to destroy German gun emplacements in order to distract Hitler’s forces away from Normandy. They discover a Nazi occult plot to unleash demonic forces to win the war.” READ MORE
The Salt Company (Grabbers) also announced a second sci-fi-themed horror film set in space. Being directed by Coffin Rock‘s Rupert Glasson, Skylab‘s tagline teases: “NASA told them it was the Soviets…they were wrong.” It has a sort of Apollo 18 feel to it, but hopefully this guy is better.
“‘Skylab’ is a taut, claustrophobic, edge-of-your-seat sci-fi thriller in which three astronauts find themselves stranded 200 miles above the Earth and forced into a desperate fight to the death with a malevolent alien. Set onboard NASA’s eponymous space station the action takes place in the hours leading up to its famous crash landing in the Outback of Australia…READ MORE
Announced at AFM by the Salt Company, Grabbers and Tormented director Jon Wright is heading to space with Steel Moon, a werewolves in space movie that has be cringing until I read the tagline: “In space the moon is always full.” Pure gold. Inside you’ll find the art, with the synopsis below.
“High above the earth, the first orbital hotel is about to open. This 7-star boutique resort promises the ultimate in luxury and the best views in the universe. But things take a deadly turn when an ancient contagion is brought onboard and the small band of occupants find themselves in a desperate battle for survival as a werewolf stalks the moonlit corridors.
‘Steel Moon’ is a claustrophobic, stylish, and visceral horror movie in the vein of ‘Alien’ and ‘The Thing.’ The space hotel setting will provide a stunning visual backdrop to a traditional mythic tale of terror that catapults the earthbound werewolf legend into orbit – and beyond.” Andy Briggs, Eitan Arussi, Teresa de Pelegri & Dominic Harari all took a stab at the screenplay. READ MORE
We’ve just now landed the official international poster for Lighting Entertainment’s Bloodwork (formerly known as Phase One) starring Travis Van Winkle (), Tricia Helfer and Mircea Monroe.
Directed by Eric Wostenberg (Sacrifice), “Best friends Greg and Rob, college roommates, decide to earn a little extra cash by participating in a two-week pharmaceutical test over the Christmas holidays. Locked into a remote hospital facility far out in the isolated countryside, they find themselves part of a bizarre series of tests. But as order and control start to break down, it becomes clear that the drugs are having increasingly dangerous side effects, and that no one involved in the test will be safe for long.” READ MORE
Fantastic Films and MPI Media Group (Hatchet II, Stakeland, The Innkeepers) along with the Irish Film Board have come on board horror comedy Stitches, directed by Conor McMahon.
McMahon is the writer-director of Disturbed, Dead Meat and the TV series ”Zombie Bashers.”
Principal photography will begin in late 2011 in Ireland. The cast includes Ross Noble and Tommy Knight of ”Doctor Who” and ”The Sarah Jane Adventures.”
“The pic centers on Richard ”Stitches” Grindle, a jaded workaday kids’ birthday clown, whose one-liners are witty in a way that’s just not for kids. He falls victim to a fatal party mishahp at the hands of a group of particularly nasty children. Years later, the group of now teenagers attend a party at which Stitches is the uninvited guest of honor, returning to avenge his untimely death.” READ MORE
In A.D. Calvo’s The Melancholy Fantastic, “against the objections of a life-size doll, a delusional young girl falls for an alluring Goth in this unconventional psychological thriller.” Lightning Media has acquired the film for U.S.
Starring Amy Crowdis, Robin Lord Taylor, Josh Caras, Geneva Carr, David Pirrie, and Shirley Knight, the indie is said to be an alternative Christmas story with a shockingly happy ending.
The trailer now available inside is visually remarkable, and carries a similar tone to Lucky McKee’s May (maybe even a little bit of Pin). It’s good stuff.