The story of a disturbed middle-aged man who resolves to film a poltergeist in his new house.
Successful writer and scholar Jonathan Merrick falls under the spell of the irresistible, bewitchingly beautiful Ligeia. She’s fighting a fatal illness and she will stop at nothing to defeat death, her one true enemy. She steals other people’s souls and on her quest to immortality she tricks Jonathan into supporting her work, breaking him apart from his fiancé Rowena and pulling him into her dark, mysterious world. They settle down in an old manor by the Black Sea where Ligeia’s everlasting presence slowly drives Jonathan to madness…
For most of America, the term “Pinkville” means nothing. For a very few, it was a pink colored piece of a map of Vietnam where 500 villagers were massacred by US soldiers during the war. For Sean Engel, it was America’s turning point; it was the moment his country was taken from him. When Sean Engel’s increasingly radical views get him fired from a prestigious university, he begins an intentional descent into the underworld of America. Engel’s anger has led to violent black-outs, mostly anchored in his academic area of expertise: Vietnam. Fearing for the public, and himself, Engel vows to stay awake as long as possible armed with only two weapons: caffeine and compulsive gambling. The latter of the two sparks a more immediate threat than bad dreams when Engel falls into debt and has big league casino bosses after him. A cat and mouse game ensues that leads Engel from town to town, motel to motel, rubbing shoulders with a menagerie of low-lifes. Engel’s unable to stay medicated and stay ahead of the mob. Pimps, hustlers, bookies, hitmen and dirty cops are all players in Engel’s game and at the center is the man he wants the most: Lt. Frank Kovacs, the senior ranking officer present at the My Lai Massacre and the father of one of Engel’s former students. Engel becomes desperate without his medication, but develops a plan to sew up the whole business in one intricate cross-stitch that rests on two unstable factors: his trust in Betty, a hooker he “won” in a poker game, and his own declining mental state.
The American finale will be 100% politically incorrect.
One of the best things about Tom Six’s The Human Centipede films is that they’re cast with no-names, which makes it have a more gritty and realistic feel. I wouldn’t put it past Six, an artistic genius, to cast “stars” as part of some larger meta joke.
According to EW, The Dark Knight actor Eric Roberts, below, has been cast in Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence). Franchise producer Ilona Six confirmed that the star, who was Oscar-nominated for playing an escaped convict in 1985′s Runaway Train, will appear in the third film of the notorious horror series.
Six also confirmed that Tommy “Tiny” Lister (No Holds Barred, Friday), Robert LaSardo (Death Race), and former porn actress (and former Charlie Sheen paramour) Bree Olson, pictured above, will make their Centipede debuts in the movie.
They join a cast that already features returning villains Dieter Laser and Laurence R. Harvey and the series’ writer-director Tom Six.
The third movie is currently being shot in California and will reportedly feature a 500-person centipede.
Bloody has exclusive word that the centipede is part of a “prison sentence” in the near future. Excellent. READ MORE
Self Storage, the new film from Verdi Productions and The Woodhaven Production Company, will become available on June 10th to over 100 million homes through Universals VOD platform.
The film features actors Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight, The Expendables) and horror legend Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest) alongside Jonathan Silverman (Weekend at Bernie’s, Inkubus). The film was written and directed by Rhode Island actor Tom DeNucci (Inkubus, Loosies, Infected). WWE superstars Tommy Dreamer and Thea Trinidad make their acting debuts in the film as wll.
“Self Storage tells the story of Jake, the night watchman working at a highly secured Self Storage facility. His pals are home from college and looking to party. Jake (Tom DeNucci) invites them to his work for a fiesta of his own. Innocent mischief turns a naughty night of sex, drugs and rock and roll into an evening of pure terror. Barbed wire fences are meant to keep people out. But these fences keep people in. Eric Roberts plays the role of Walter, a former black operative with an evil secret. Walter, along with his faithful brother at arms, Trevor (Michael Berryman), has some unfinished business with a seedy underworld grifter, Jonah (Jonathan Silverman). Black market business mixes with pleasure when Jake and his pals stumble upon this heinous covert operation.”
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Kevin Farley directed and stars in Paranormal Movie. Other cast members include Eric Roberts, Tom Sizemore, Carly Craig, William Katt, Nicky Whelan and Maria Menunos. Per Screen Daily, Edward Noeltner’s Cinema Management Group has commenced talks with Toronto buyers. The film was written by Lisa Baget.
I’d like you to consider this quote from Kevin Farley, “I learned a lot from ‘An American Carol’. The one thing I know is that parody is good if it’s done right. Having done this type of film with David, it’s amazing to learn from the best and then make your own, and this film is homage to the Zucker Brothers style.”
You must understand that An American Carol is one of the least funny movies ever made, so anything he learned on that set is bound not to help. I haven’t seen Paranormal Movie, but I’m fairly convinced it’s just a bunch of fart jokes rolled into a shaky-cam. I pray to the heavens above that Brad reviews this and not me.
Think I’m joking? Head inside for a (tiny) look at the poster. That’s the kind of humor we might be talking here. READ MORE
Another film in post-production trying to get some distro up at TIFF is The Child, a thriller directed by Zsolt Bacs and starring Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight, The Expendables), Ben Becker (Comedian Harminists, Gloomy Sunday, Sass), Peter Greene (Pulp Fiction, The Mask), Sunny Mabrey (Snakes on a Plane, xXx 2: The Next Level, The New Guy), Christian Traeumer and Dieter Hallervorden. And it’s about a 10 year old serial killer.
In the film, “When Robert Stern agreed to this unusual meeting, he didn’t know that he was making a date with death. Even less did he know that death would come into his life on a godforsaken industrial estate, measuring about 4ft 5ins, wearing trainers and smiling. It is as though someone hit defence lawyer Robert Stern over the head when he sees who the mysterious client is whom he is to meet on this remote and derelict industrial estate: Simon, a ten-year old boy, fragile, terminally ill – and firmly convinced that in a former life he was a murderer. But Robert Stern’s mystification turns into horror and bewilderment, when in the cellar Simon has described he actually finds human remains: a skeleton, its skull split with an axe. And this is only the beginning. For not only does Simon tell him about other victims from years ago, but the present soon becomes murderous, too…”
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Eric Roberts (Batman Begins), Michael Berryman (pictured; The Hills Have Eyes) and Jonathan Silverman (Weekend At Bernie’s) have come onboard Woodhaven Production Co.’s horror thriller Self Storage, shooting in Rhode Island.
Variety reports that Tom DeNucci is directing from his own script, which “centers on a night watchman working at a highly secured self storage facility, where a night of sex, drugs and rock and roll into an evening of pure terror.” Very vague, but I like that!
Roberts is set to play the role of a former secret operative with Berryman as his faithful associate. Tom Paolino, Billy Vigeant, Sera Verdi and Tanja Lynch are also in the cast.
Self Storage is being produced by Chad Verdi, Gino Pereira and DeNucci with Danielle Corsa, David and Sherry Lussier, David Gere, Carl Dupre and Silverman exect producing.
A troubled teenage girl finds herself in a web of lies and deceit when her stepmother attempts to murder her by sending her to a discipline camp.
There’s a new exorcism movie afoot. And after The Devil Inside I’d say The Cloth has nowhere to go but up! It’s certainly got a better cast!
Eric Roberts, Danny Trejo, Rachele Brooke Smith, Kyler Willett and Steven Brand star in the film. No one in Devil Inside can even begin to chew scenery like Roberts and Trejo. Justin Price wrote and directed the film which recently wrapped production.
The film, “is a thriller centered on a secret organization formed by the Catholic Church to counteract the rising cases of demonic possessions across the country. With the arrival of the Devil’s General Kasdeya on earth, the members of the Cloth have only seven days to stop the crossover of the ultimate evil into our realm. To stop Beelzebub’s arrival, their mission depends on Jason (Kyler Willett), a young godless man, to lead the next generation of Cloth members before the Devil and his armies walk the earth.”
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Mallrats star Jeremy London continues to test the waters of a directing career with The Devil’s Dozen, a film in which he also stars in alongside Eric Roberts, Danny Trejo, Jake Busey, C. Thomas Howell, Angie Everhart, Edward Furlong and Michael Madsen.
The thriller, which is being sold at AFM, has a pretty cool logline: “12 victims are trapped in a room. Their instructions are to find the guiltiest person in the room, and kill that person. Then repeat. The last person alive gets to leave.”
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An eight-tentacled nightmare hybrid of shark and octopus, “S-11” was created by genetic scientist Nathan Sands (Roberts) as the U.S. Navy’s next super-weapon. But when its control implants are damaged during a training experiment off the Mexican coast, the beast escapes to Puerto Vallarta to sample the local fare — bikini babes, jet-skiers, and spring-breakers. With the ocean terror now out of control and seemingly invincible, a ragtag group – comprised of a hotshot mercenary, an investigative reporter, and Sand’s biomechanical engineer daughter – have come together to stop the unholy beast from turning a seaside tourist resort into the ultimate human buffet.
But it won’t be easy: it possesses problem-solving intelligence, attacks without mercy or warning – it even has the ability to walk on land. Not to mention a decided affinity to snack on bungee jumpers… Kerem Bursin and Sara Malakul Lane co-star, with a hilarious cameo by Corman himself.
Kilmer plays a former university professor who overheats his hostages to prove that humans will devolve into chaos under the pressures of global warming. He tells a detective (Assante) that their location will be revealed if his hypothesis is printed as the local paper’s front-page headline.
The six potential victims are a former pro football player (Roberts), a former actress (Brown), a nurse (Muldoon), a waitress (Eve Mauro), a restaurateur (Quinn Duffy) and a writer (Cordelia Reynolds). As temperatures rise, the desperate detainees fight for survival.
New horror anthology on NBC:
DIRECTORS: John Landis (“An American Werewolf in London”), Darren Bousman (“Saw II, III and IV”), Ronny Yu (“Freddy vs. Jason,” “Bride of Chucky”), Brad Anderson (“The Machinist”), Breck Eisner (upcoming Universal Pictures film “Creature from the Black Lagoon”), Mary Harron (“American Psycho”), Stuart Gordon (“Re-Animator”) and Ernest Dickerson (NBC’s “Heroes”)
WRITERS: Joe Gangemi, Steve Niles, Dan Knauf, Lem Dobbs, Matt Venne, Richard Chizmar & Johnathan Schaech, Victor Salva, Mick Garris, Drew McWeeny & Scott Swan, Kelly Kennemer and Max Landis
When a series of unexplained vicious animal attacks strikes his community, Sheriff Jim Tanner and his assistant Barbara trace them back to a Dr. Hyde, a former military researcher whose government funding for a dinosaur cloning project was cut. When the Pentagon discovers Hyde obtained foreign backing to continue his experiments, they send in a strike team to save Tanner and Barbara and stop Hyde.