Chernobyl Diaries is set in the city of Prypiat that once housed the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. The horror-thriller follows a group of friends who, while vacationing in Europe, find themselves stranded in the abandoned city only to discover that they are not alone
Probably the coolest film in decades!
“In the year 1752 Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England, to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass, and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet — or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy…until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Brouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire and then burying him alive. Two centuries later Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. Matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles. Also residing in the manor are Elizabeth’s ne’er-do-well brother, Roger Collins (Jonny Lee Miller); her rebellious teenage daughter, Carolyn Stoddard (Chloe Moretz); and Roger’s precocious 10-year-old son, David Collins (Gulliver McGrath). The mystery extends beyond the family to caretaker Willie Loomis, played by Jackie Earle Haley, and David’s new nanny, Victoria Winters, played by Bella Heathcote.”
With "House of Ghosts," his first supernatural thriller, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm pays tribute to the works of the master of classic horror, William Castle! Rich socialites Isaac and Leigh have a tradition of throwing exclusive dinner parties that include unique (and expensive) forms of entertainment. This time, they've booked a spiritual medium who promises to "open a portal to the great beyond" and allow the couple's equally eccentric guests to contact the "afterworld." But, before he begins his presentation, the occultist offers a warning: once the door has been opened, no human being can anticipate or control what might come through. Regardless, the group collectively agrees to go forward, only to find itself greatly disappointed by the results... at first. Trapped in the couple's oversized house by a massive winter storm, the partygoers begin to experience unexplainable and increasingly frightening things. As these occurrences intensify, it becomes apparent that something evil is at work. Can the group survive the night or will ignoring the medium's warning be the last thing they ever do?
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All this great scary stuff for only $8 bucks! You can't beat that! And
don't forget our next movie...Aaugh! The 1950's-style sci-fi/horror/camp
movie..."Mold"! Screens Thursday, March 29th, 9:30pm at the Tampa Pitcher Show.
Story: Best friends Woodrow and Aiden spend all of their free time
building MAD MAX-inspired FLAMETHROWERS and "MEDUSA", THE FIRE-BREATHING '70s
MUSCLE CAR in preparation for a global apocalypse. But when Woodrow meets a
charismatic young woman and falls hard in love, he and Aiden quickly integrate
into a new group of friends, setting off on a journey of love and hate,
betrayal, infidelity, and extreme violence more devastating and fiery than any
of their apocalyptic fantasies.
Coming on DVD in May is Lionsgate’s “Descendents”. From director Jorge Olguin the film stars Karina Pizarro, Cristobal Barra, Patricio Lynch and Sergio Allard. Hits shelves on May 15th.
A post-apocalyptic film where man has decimated his own world resulting in a mystery virus that turns humans into zombies.
“Snow White” stars Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Ian McShane, Nick Frost, Toby Jones, Ray Winstone, Dave Legeno, Edgar Wright, Lily Cole, Stephen Graham, Bob Hoskins, and Eddie Marsan.
Out June 1, 2012.
In the epic action-adventure Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart (Twilight) plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth, Thor) who was dispatched to kill her. Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) joins the cast as the prince long enchanted by Snow White’s beauty and power.
Directed by George Mendeluk and stars C.Thomas Howell, Jason London and many others plus Judd Nelson. “The Terror Experiment” comes from Anchor Bay Entertainment and will hit shelves on April 10th! “A terrorist sets off an explosion that rocks the Federal Building and unleashes a toxic gas throughout the ventilation system. His purpose: to expose the Government’s secret biological warfare weapon, a deadly virus that instantly attacks a person’s adrenal system, causing them to become inhumanly aggressive, with an uncontrollable urge to kill each other.”
The film stars Randall Oliver, Joe Estavez, Amy Jo Larsen, Christopher Severio and Amye Gousset and is directed by Tony Severio.
“A thug from the bayou releases horror in
the deep backwoods after soliciting the services of a nefarious voodoo
witch for protection – giving rise to a terrifying creature of Cajun
folklore. After a convict disappears, parole officer Claude Bruneaux
investigates – only to discover the curse plaguing the tiny swamp
community. An unlikely hero with his own demons, he races to unlock the
mystery which has summoned the beast. With nothing to lose, Bruneaux
struggles between his own trial of finding peace within…and getting out
alive beyond what waits for him in the murky bayou.”
In the epic action-adventure Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart (Twilight) plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth, Thor) who was dispatched to kill her. Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) joins the cast as the prince long enchanted by Snow White’s beauty and power. The breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale is from Joe Roth, the producer of Alice in Wonderland, producer Sam Mercer (The Sixth Sense) and acclaimed commercial director and state-of-the-art visualist Rupert Sanders.
“P5ych” has the coolest promo over at Kickstarter. Also there are tons of stills on the Kickstarter page
Can The Five Survive... Again?
P5YCH is a gory, fun, fast paced horror film co-written and directed by award winning actor/filmmaker Matthew Currie Holmes. Our intention is to shoot P5YCH late summer 2012 (for a 2013 release).
We've already shot a kick ass short film/extended trailer to pitch to potential investors. To view the short please click HERE
Matthew and co-producer Tiffany J. Shuttleworth are raising $20k in start up funds for the development of P5YCH. With these funds, we will finalize our business plan, meet with interested investors, begin casting, pay staff for their hard work, recoup expenditures and start making the feature length film. It’s 1984. The five survivors, whose experiences inspired the five scariest movies of all time, are undergoing experimental treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. It went horribly wrong.
SYNOPSIS: You think you know their stories. You think you know what happened. The movies got it all wrong. The truth is much more terrifying.
Sandy King, Eric Talbert, Debbie Hill, Amanda Collins and Bobby White have been scarred so badly and terrified so brutally they each reside, permanently at the Milton Armstrong Wellness Centers, a nationwide series of hospitals specializing in the treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Mentored by Dr. Rick Gilbert, The Five take their therapy to a whole new level when they leave the confines of their respective wellness centers and travel to the secluded McMurtrey Ranch. There, they engage in an experimental, psycho-kinetic treatment known as Stage Seven, which allows them to come face to face with their worst fears: their most suppressed memories.
When the memories and fantasies turn real, and the body count begins to rise, the five must band together to survive again… or die trying.
P5YCH is a thrilling new chapter in the ‘meta’ slasher film genre. By using the paradigms of some of the greats, P5YCH is able to both pay homage to the classics as well as create a new, terrifying mythology for horror fans to enjoy.
A group of college students are injured in a basketball game and have to fight for survival when the Candy Stripers of the hospital they are quarantined in become killing machines hell bent on breeding… Hell never looked so good!
Fans in New York got their first look at this amazing new poster on the official "Marvel's The Avengers" Facebook page to celebrate the release of tickets for midnight screenings of the film when it premieres in the United States on May 4!
Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures “Marvel’s The Avengers”--the super hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel super heroes Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins. Starring Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon from a screenplay by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble in summer 2012. In addition to "Marvel's The Avengers," Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including "Iron Man 3" on May 3, 2013; and "Thor 2" on November 15, 2013.
More on Marvel.com: http://marvel.com/news/story/18275/new_avengers_movie_poster#ixzz1p2bMSLrj
Starring Corin Nemec, Dominika Wolski, Nikollete Noel, and Gildon Roland. “Dragon Wasps” is directed by Joe Knee. The trailer is coming soon.
When her father mysteriously disappears on an expedition, beautiful entomologist Gina Humphries and her fiery assistant, Rhonda, set out to search the rain forests of Belize. Due to numerous robberies and assaults in the jungle, they are escorted by heavily-armed soldiers. Guerillas, lead by the infamous Jaguar, ambush the convoy and incite a bloody shootout. Just when things can’t get worse, a horde of murderous Dragon Wasps, massive flying bugs that shoot flame from their abdomens, swarms the soldiers. Now the military must defeat Jaguar’s bandits and survive the fearsome insect onslaught as they venture inside the Dragon Wasps’ hive.
Directed by Catherine Hardwicke and written by Catherine along with Arty Nelson. The film stars Emily Browning so far and is currently in pre-production.
After losing her band mate and brother to a drug overdose, rising rock star Hayley (Emily Browning) finds herself in a downward spiral. The second album from her band Plush is received as a critical and commercial disaster. She finds new hope and friendship in Enzo, the replacement guitarist who inspires her to reach new creative heights. But soon their collaboration crosses the line sexually and Hayley, who is married with two children, retreats from Enzo’s advances. As Hayley slowly discovers Enzo’s dark and troubled history, she realizes she may have let a madman into her home and family and that her mistake may cost the lives of people closest to her…
The comedy fantasy stars Katherine Heigl and is directed by Brian Henson. “The Happytime Murders” is currently in pre-production..
In a world where puppets co-exist with humans as second class citizens, puppet private eye and disgraced ex-cop, Phil Phillips, is hot on the trail of the serial killer who murdered his brother and is now targeting the cast members of the famous 80s television show, “The Happytime Gang.” As the killings continue, Phil’s former flame, Jenny, is next on the list. It’s up to Phil and his ex-partner, Detective Edwards, to find the culprit, but as bad blood and old resentments resurface the clues start pointing to the only viable suspect, Phil himself. Now he’s on the run with only his wits and hard headed determination, as he tries to solve, “The Happytime Murders.”
Diggin’ the whole black and white approach this film takes and mixed with the heavy beats…oh man …I am sold! This is one of the most intriguing films in a long while! Check out the trailer below.
Directed and written by Nic Collins, “Nightmare” stars Joe Rubin, Pete Navis, Nick Wicht, Alexandria Leopold, Chris Mathien.
Nightmare is a thriller about Carl, a man who, after an experiment goes wrong, has the power to foresee future events in his dreams. Upon seeing the events Carl is forced, against his will, to keep the dreams from coming true by any means necessary. However, when the premonitions start to hit close to home and begin threatening his family he begins to question what is reality and what is simply a nightmare.
"Waterfront Nightmare" wrapped production August 14th and is now in post-production. Written and produced by Jason Whittier and directed and produced by Clark Birchmeier. The film stars Bree Michaels (Jezebeth), Simone Wasserman, Dominic R. Gabriel, EJ Assi, Andrew Roth (The Man In The Maze), Liana Werner-Gray (Kill or Be Killed), Kef Lee (Scream 4), and Mark Boyd (Whip It).
“Waterfront Nightmare” is a psychological thriller with twists and turns. Seven college friends decide to spend their spring break in a remote waterfront cabin to party for the week. When they arrive they discover something is not right. They discover that their lives are in jeopardy. The partying stops when they each start disappearing one by one.
Showing at SXSW on March 13th @ 11:59 pm. Starring Clive Owen, Daniel Brühl, Carice Van Houten, Pilar López de Ayala, Ella Purnell, Izan Corchero and Kerry Fox, the supernatural thriller was directed by 28 Weeks Later helmer Juan Carlos Fresnadillo.
"Though no one can see him, Hollow Face lurks in the corners, desperately desiring love but only knowing how to spread fear and hate. He creeps into the life of John Farrow (Clive Owen) after Farrow’s beloved 13-year-old daughter Mia (Ella Purnell) is assaulted in their home. The line between the real and the imaginary blurs as fissures start to open within the family unit. It seems that no security measure can keep Hollow Face out."
Directed by Sonny Marler and written by Sean Huze “Zombie Plantation” is still in the early phases of development. The film stars Jake McLaughlin, Peter Jason, Tony Kittles, Ellie Gerber, Gerald Webb, Sean Huze, Angelique Cinelu and Andrew Huze. and I can’t wait for the trailer so I can see the zombie f/x.
Twenty years after humanity lost the war to the undead, zombies took over the Earth. The world descended into chaos and anarchy as the few survivors succumbed to starvation, disease, the undead, or each other. But, for a small community that banded together a generation ago, the horrors of the outside world are but a distant memory. Three years have passed since a ghoul last stumbled across Stone Compound, named for its late founder, Alex Stone. Alex was bitten after he established the compound while part of a search party scavenging for supplies following the outbreak. Against his own rule, “the bitten get shot on the spot,” he insisted on being brought back to the compound so that his son Mike, at only 9 years of age, could execute him before he turns. He expects his son to survive this cruel new world, and, to survive, he knew his son would have to make the tough decisions and hoped he would eventually lead and protect the members of Stone Compound. Facebook Page
The film is actually labeled as a love story, I kinda agree with that. I think it is more of a melodrama. It is a cool found footage film directed by Benjamin Wilkins and stars Carly Oates, Ryan Shogren and Quantae Love.
Regina Stevens has just passed her Medical Licensing exam. Her boyfriend Ryan has just proposed. The hard work Regina has put in throughout her life seemed like it was beginning to really pay off. That was until she woke up one day with an insatiable appetite for human flesh, no pulse and an impossibly heightened ability to heal. While attempting to unlock the mystery of how she can be alive, Regina, and a somewhat reluctant Ryan, begin to discover links between a parasitic fungus called cordycepts and her her new-found cravings for human flesh. Cravings they slowly learn will continue to intensify until they consume her mind, rendering her unconscious and helpless to keep the drive to feed at bay. Once the death count starts, Regina attempts to end it, but fails. Her botched suicide attempt lands her in the custody of the State and under the care of Dr. Daniel Romera, who after listening to her story, diagnoses her symptoms as Cotard’s Syndrome or “Walking Corpse Disease,” a dissociative psychological disorder in which the patient believes she is actually dead and often goes to horrific lengths to prove it. Composed entirely of footage obtained from the evidentiary archives of the 2009 US District Court case against the California State Health department for the return of Regina’s body to her family, this film begs the question: Is Regina just crazy, or is she something else?
"Bucks County" was compiled from video footage found at the scene of a horrible crime.
WARNING:The video footage contained in this film was compiled from Bucks
County Crime Scene Case File #506-V1. It contains obscene language,
graphic violence, and is not intended to be viewed by children.
On Saturday, May 17th, 2008, police responded to a residence in a remote
area of Bucks County, Pennsylvania for the report of a missing person.
Upon their arrival, a routine investigation was performed and it was
determined that the situation did not require police intervention. When
the police returned the next morning to follow up, the house was
immediately found to be the scene of crime.
cameras were found, secured and immediately placed into evidence.
Authorities contracted the assistance of a local production company to
edit the footage from the cameras and construct a logical time sequence
of events to be viewed within a linear framework, thus facilitating the
investigation. Despite all security measures taken by the authorities,
some of the footage was released by one of the editors to various
viewing platforms on the internet. Following the issuance of a subpoena
on said production company for the containment of all original footage,
enough time had already lapsed to allow for the substantial viewings of
the leaked footage.
With the permission of the Buck’s County
Police Dept., the Court System, and the families of the victims, an
authorized version of what occurred at the scene has been made available
for public viewing. The purpose of this footage is to attempt to locate
additional witnesses, identify persons of interest, and to extinguish
the many erroneous rumors relating to the incident and the victims that
are being perpetuated by unauthorized, incomplete and/or manipulated
versions swarming the internet.
At the time of the release of the footage, the case remains unsolved and under investigation.
Flight 407 is “Dark Flight 3D” and it is one nightmare of a trip at 30,000 feet! Check out the trailer below…
It is directed by Isaara Nadee. “Thailand’s first 3D horror movie is ready to take off. It will be the darkest flight of your life. Ten years ago, a young air hostess, Neuw, miraculously survived a plane crash. Neuw insists that a vengeful spirit caused that accident, but her belief unsettled those around her and she had to go through a psycho-therapy. Now, the woman is ready to fly again. But on her first flight, New is struck by a disturbing feeling. The plane on which she’s working looks familiar, and Neuw realizes that it’s actually the same aircraft that crashed ten years ago, though it has been repaired and repainted. Gripped by terror, but there’s nothing she can do because the plane has already taken off, along with the same vengeful spirits that reside in it. Up in the air, the spirits are determined to take her life this time.”
Directed by Rebekah Fortune and Produced by Diana Townsend “Deadly Intent” is being heralded as “an intriguing Britsh Indie Thriller with contemporary themes and a dark, suspenseful plot.”
“Deadly Intent” is slated to be the first of many films coming from Independent film company Redcliffe Productions. Other projects in development are “THE TRUTH ABOUT SANTA”, “THE SCAREYCROWS” and “PLAGUE.”
After the tragic death of her husband Bryony tries to build a new life for herself and her young son, James. Struggling to cope with her grief, she doesn't notice that James has become secretive and withdrawn. When it seems that her son is playing thoughtless tricks on her she confronts him only to find herself facing a reality more terrifying than any nightmare. Website Facebook
Coming March 17th on Syfy is Drew Daywalt’s “Leprechaun’s Revenge”.
An evil leprechaun who has been imprisoned within the roots of a majestic old oak tree, is accidentally set loose on St. Patrick's Day. Once free, he takes out his bloody revenge on the descendants of the people who originally imprisoned him.
From Lumonox Films comes a disturbing film showing just how sick some late night radio callers really are! “Midnight Brew” stars Kyle Edward Cranston as DJ Arthur Quince at Radio 108.4. The film will be entered along with “Laundry Night” at Balticon Science Fiction Society Film Festival on May 27 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Late night DJ Arthur Quice gets one call that he cannot cut off or someone will die!
It was a typical evening at a local Annapolis tavern, until a girl walked in, collapsed and died. The cause of her death was anything but natural. Something had latched itself to the base of her skull. Some type of creature unlike anything seen before. And it didn't arrive alone. Now, the patrons of The Fulcrum are trapped, held prisoner within the tavern's walls by monstrous things that flit across the night sky, trying to find their way in. check it out on DarkFuse site..
Based on the Grimm Brothers fairy tale Snow-White and Rose-Red, Rose White pits dark reality against an even darker fantasy, in a world where there are no happy endings.
Through Lilly's (Deneen Melody) eyes, the world is a dark but beautiful place, where she and her sister, Rosalyn (Erin Breen), live happily in the heart of a deep forest. In reality, however, each day is a battle for Rosalyn, who has been forced to take up prostitution in order to provide for herself and her delusional sister and simply pay the rent for their inner-city, tenement apartment. An odd twist of fate brings an unlikely ally into their lives, in the form of a local drug addict (Daniel Kuhlman). Together, they form a plot against a vicious crime boss (Tom Lodewyck); a plan that will either lead to their salvation or their doom. Facebook Page
Coming Stateside on May 8th “Schock Labyrinth 3D” is directed by Takashi Shimizu. First released for Japanese audiences in 2009.
A group of teenagers take a sick to a hospital only to find out it is a horrific labyrinth.
Arriving on DVD in U.S on May 22nd! From director Tak Sakaguchi.
The film is about Rin, a sixteen-year-old mutant girl who meets a gang of rebel mutants who aim to take revenge on humans for persecuting their race.
From “Strippers VS. Werewolves” director Johnathan Glendengin. “Night Wolf” stars Isabella Calthorpe, Gemma Atkinson, Joshua Bowman, and Tom Felton. Originally released in Britain in 2010 as “13 Hrs” the monster flick held some mystery until now….Thanks Lionsgate for the fuckin’ spoiler! Anyway the picture hits U.S. shelves on April 24th, 2012.
Sarah (Isabella Calthorpe) has avoided coming home to visit her family for quite some time. But when she finally does arrive, a storm is raging through her hometown, and she and her family find themselves isolated. As night falls, a bloodthirsty creature emerges and terrorizes the family. Trapped and scared, they must survive together to outwit the creature hunting them.