Friday, March 31, 2017

Poster And Trailer Released For "War For The Planet Of The Apes"

A new poster and trailer has been released for " War For The Planet Of The Apes". The film hits theatres this summer, July 14th. "War..." is directed by Matt Reeves and stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer, and Terry Notary.

 In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

New Poster Released For "The Mummy"

A new poster has been released for Alex Kurtzman's "The Mummy". The film lands in theatres June 9th. I am still on the fence about this one but so far I like more about it than I far.

"Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy.
Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.
From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.
Cruise is joined by a cast including Annabelle Wallis (upcoming King Arthur, television’s Peaky Blinders), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), Courtney B. Vance (TV’s American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson) and Oscar® winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator).
The creative team on this action-adventure event is led by director/producer Alex Kurtzman and producer Chris Morgan, who have been instrumental in growing some of the most successful franchises of the past several years—with Kurtzman writing or producing entries in the Transformers, Star Trek and Mission: Impossible series, and Morgan being the narrative engineer of the Fast & Furious saga as it has experienced explosive growth from its third chapter on. Sean Daniel, who produced the most recent Mummy trilogy, produces alongside Kurtzman and Morgan."

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Crowd Funding Begins For "The Man From Death"

A crowd funding campaign has begun to make action short "The Man From Death" into an even bigger action-packed feature. The award-winning short is directed by Stephen Reedy. The campaign is set up at Indiegogo.

Exclusive Stills From Upcoming Dracula Short "The Fangs Of Fame"

Simon McKeon and company are soon to be reconnectin us to his personal play on Dracula, and life after the iconic tales. "The Fangs Of Fame" horror short checks back in with Drac after the practically apocalyptic Christmas party. The film is still deep in production but I have snagged some cool exclusive stills from Simon McKeon to share with you guys!

Set two years after the events of Christmas At Dracula's and the Count is now famous for saving the world. The short revolves around a sort of Frost/Nixon style interview where Dracula contemplates what it's like to be famous.

We are busy in production with our short The Milk Run so you don't know when the short itself, "The Fangs of Fame" is going to drop, or where it's going to drop but it will be soon. I promise. ha ha. - Simon McKeon 

The stills do give off that Frost/Nixon vibe McKeon mentions. A brooding and stoic Dracula is evident in the shots and a heavy philisophical air permeates the atmosphere of the scenes much as "Christmas At Dracula's" possessed. It should be noted that Dracula's loyal side dude, Igor,  is missing from these shots but given his eluded to resurrection at the end of "Christmas At Dracula's" his presence will not be absent from "The Fangs Of Fame". 

Check out the exclusive stills below. Stay tuned for more exclusives and eventual release date.

Dracula discusses business with his manager, played by Diarmuid Hunt.

 Dracula giving the interview. The set of "The Golden Years", the chat-show presented by Veronica Twomey (Jean Law).

 Dracula making an appearance on a radio show, the DJ played by Joao Coelho. Dracula played by Conor Dwane. 

 Another of the interview.

Dracula and the camera-man of "The Golden Years", Colin Curtin (played by Padraig Wilson McCarthy), note - Padraig's character will have a key role in the future of Dracula's story).

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Two New Posters For "Savage Dog"

Check out these two new posters for action flick "Savage Dog". Written and directed by Jesse V. Johnson, the film stars Scott Adkins, Marko Zaror, Cung Le, Juju Chan, Matthew Marsden, Charles Fathy, Vladimir Kulich, Keith David, Sheena Chou, and Luke Massy.

Indochina – 1959. A lawless land controlled by the criminal class: Vietnamese warlords and European war-criminals. Den-Dhin-Chan Labor Camp is run by four such dangerous men. The worst prison in the land, it is here that an Irish, former-champion boxer Martin Tilman (Scott Adkins) has made a name for himself fighting tournaments, on which wealthy criminals gamble in high stakes events. When Tilman is due for release, he just wants to return home, but the corrupt forces running the jail will do everything in their power to keep him locked down. When all that Tilman holds dear is taken away in a vicious act of violence, he is forced to confront the men responsible and take his revenge.”

Crowd Funding For Mark Hamill's "Aliens VS Nuns" Campaign

Crowd Funding has started for Mark Hammill's "Aliens VS Nuns" feature. The campaign is set up on Kickstarter. Aliens Vs Nuns is an action packed adventure film set in recent times, steeped with historical facts, myths and legends which will question the way that we look at the world.

On a secluded island off the coast of Britain, a small group of nuns are resident at a convent retreat. While fighting their inner daemons, the nuns search for inner peace. They soon find themselves facing a new kind of evil from beyond our world.
Sister Anne Louise is a troubled young nun. After the death of her younger sister, Anne Louise turned to the church seeking comfort, then answers. She found no answers but found comfort at the bottom of a bottle. She is offered an opportunity to face her problems by taking residence at Stonehaven Convent retreat.
Shortly after arriving, a series of mysterious events culminate with one of Sister Anne Louise’s new found sisters going missing. She is soon pulled into a world of secrets, mystery, horror and adventure as she teams up with the local ranger to unravel the secrets of the island.
The ultimate battle between good and evil is about to begin.

Crowd Funding Campaign For "Fire On The Mountain"

A crowday funding campaign is underway foe creature feature "Fire On The Mountain". Taking cues from classic coming of age tales and blending it with the atmospheric horror of Stephen King, Fire on the Mountain is a relentlessly fun addition to the horror genre. Filled with an ensemble of endearing characters, a rollicking soundtrack, and founded on the principle that it's what is unseen that terrifies the most, the feature film is a hilarious and bone chilling plunge into the sun soaked back roads of rural Pennsylvania.

"Fire On The Mountain" has its campaign set up over on Kickstarter. Directed by Patrick Corcoran the film follows a rag tag group of teenagers as they band together to stop a centuries old demon from terrorizing their small Pennsylvania town. Check out this proof of concept scene.

"Piranha JPN" A.K.A. "Summer Of The Piranha" Movie Details

"Piranha JPN", known as "Summer Of The Piranha" outside of Japan has announced a familiar face joining the film project. Christopher Lloyd has signed on to star in the film tying this one firmly in the ongoing horror franchise. Also legendary filmmaker Roger Corman has signed on as Executive Producer. The new piranha will be designed after a mix of tuna and piranha.

Official Teaser Trailer Released For Stephen King's "It"

The official teaser trailer for Stephen King's "It" has landed. The promo clip comes just one day after the release of the official teaser poster. "It" is directed by Andy Muschietti and hits theatres September 8th 2017.

When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

NSFW Trailer For "Lifeform"

The official NSFW trailer has been released for upcoming horror "Lifeform" teasing a feature filled with a thrill-ride of practical and CGI effects. The film is directed by Brian Schiavo and stars Virginia Logan, Peter Alexandrou, Kate Britton, Joe Amato, Ree James Merrill, Chad Ackerman, Jonah Young, and Mark Armstrong. Check it out below. 

Hadrian Beckett, a molecular biologist working to bring his wife, Samantha, back from a brain dead state, creates transgenic super stem cells that are capable of repairing cellular damage. The cells save Samantha’s life, but Hadrian and Sam discover that she is slowly being transformed into a creature of pure instinct, one that is able to alter the shape of its body at will. Hadrian must find a cure before her sense of identity is completely subsumed by the beast within her.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Blu-ray Details For "Root Of Darkness Announced

Press Release:
SRS Cinema is excited to bring the gore/monster movie “Root of Darkness” to horror fans for the first time as part of a triple feature limited edition 2-Disc set.  The release includes “Root” on a Bluray with a bonus DVD that features the motion pictures “Die Zombiejäger” and “Dragonetti: The Ruthless Contract Killer”.  These are three of the goriest movies you’ll find, from Swedish producer Jonas Wolcher.  Jonas also directed “Die” and “Zombie”, with “Root” directed by Gustav Ljungdahl and Jesper Danielsson.

“Root of Darkness” – Erland is about to celebrate his 50th birthday. His wife Greta has invited some friends over to their newly purchased cabin in the woods for a party, but he’s not particular looking forward to it… some of the guests are relatives of hers that he’s not especially fond of.  But the day before the party, he falls down an old, dried up well and finds a box containing some ancient artifacts, artifacts of evil that will change his life and the world forever…

“Die Zombiejäger” – A trio of elite German commandos takes on the toughest assignment of their lives. What is turning the residents of Gothenburg, Sweden, into bloodthirsty zombies who have transformed the entire city into a scene of carnage?
“Dragonetti: The Ruthless Contract Killer” – A ruthless contract killer is hired by a crime boss from Gothenburg, but everything goes wrong. Dragonetti becomes possessed and the murders begin.
The 2 Disc Set is shipping now, and is limited to just 100 Blurays. An all-DVD wide release will follow later this year.
You can get a copy here for $29.95.

Official Teaser Poster Released For "It: 2017

Check out the official teaser poster for the 2017 feature adaptation of Stephen King'size "It". The film is directed by Andrés Muschietti and stars Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Nicholas Hamilton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Javier Botet, Owen Teague, and Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise. The trailer is due out the 29th.

New Line Cinema’s horror thriller “IT,” directed by Andrés Muschietti (“Mama”), is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades. When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

"The Control Group" Begins Its Fiendish Experiments on VOD

Wild Eye Releasing has announced the North American Cable and Digital HD release of Peter Hurd's The Control Group.  Starring Brad Dourif (The Child's Play series, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Lord of the Rings) as a mad scientistThe Control Group follows kidnapped coeds as they attempt to escape from his grasp.  Writer-director Peter Hurd's debut feature is now available on cable and digital platforms, including iTunes, Dish Network, Vudu, Xbox, Google Play, and YouTube.  A DVD release is planned for May.

Five college students wake up in an abandoned, locked-down insane asylum - with no idea how they got there and no means of escape. They discover that they are the subjects of secret experiments, but these tests have awakened something that cannot be explained by science. The group must now fight to escape both the human and supernatural threats if they are to survive and break out of their prison. 

Hex Media Announces New Horror Anthology 'For We Are Many'

Hex Media founder Lawrie Brewster and producer Alex Harron are developing the new anthology, described as 'a collection of original, international horror shorts inspired by daemonology and the occult'.

The film will feature a host of familiar names as well as providing an exciting opportunity for up-and-coming filmmakers to get involved. Among the directors already confirmed are FrightFest Alumni Liam Regan (Banjo), Brad Watson (Hallow's Eve), Katie Bonham (Mindless) and genre icon Nicholas Vince, best known for his roles as the chatterer in Hellraiser and Kinski in Nightbreed, as well as Frank Woodward (writer of Wrong Turn 6:Last Resort),

For We Are Many will feature a large selection of horror shorts, each based on a particular demonic entity or occult theme, with an emphasis on intense horror, imaginative practical effects and original stories. Hex Media are also seeking exciting new voices in the genre to contribute to the project.

According to Lawrie Brewster; “We are deeply passionate about seeking out new talent in the horror genre, and helping to provide a platform for those with creative aspirations. Plenty of extremely talented filmmakers are putting out great short content, only for it to languish on YouTube. We thought that, with a little support and collaboration, we could instead give directors the opportunity to be part of something bigger that we hope can act as a springboard for their careers – and make something pretty amazing and unique in the process.”

Hex Media has big ambitions in the genre with two features under their belt and another two in post-production. This latest project is an extension of their goal to produce truly independent, fiercely original horror.

Hex Media will also distribute the film, adding it to the growing catalogue of their fledgling distribution wing and building on the success of their combined VOD/Special Edition model. The film is set for release in Spring 2018.

If you are a filmmaker and want to get involved with For We Are Many, head over to Hex Media's website for more info on the project and how to be part of it.

"The Last Scout" Out Now On VOD

Sci-fi film "The Last Scout" is available now on VOD on multiple platforms including Direct TV and Sling TV. The film is directed by Simon Phillips and stars Peter Woodward (The Patriot, Babylon 5), Deji LaRay (Bosch, Castle), Rebecca Ferdinando (Rush, Bonded By Blood), Blaine Gray (Jane the Virgin, Flight), Rita Ramnani (Chasing Shadows, Jack Falls), Simon Phillips (No Easy Days, The Rise & Fall of a White Collar Hooligan) and Paul Thomas Arnold (Emergency: LA, Ghostkiller).

In 2065 a nuclear war renders the Earth uninhabitable. Seven years later, the exhausted crew of The Pegasus are nearing their tartget system. Their mission: to scout for a new home for humanity. But an encounter with seemingly derelict ship while scavenging for supplies jeopordises their lives and their mission. As tensions and sanities wear thin, the future of humanity hangs in the balance.


Dejan Zecevic's award winning sci-fi thriller THE RIFT was released in the UK this week by Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment March 27th 2017. Ken Foree (Dawn Of The Dead), Monte Markham (The Six Million Dollar Man) and Katarina Kas (The Wolf Of Wall Street) star as CIA agents sent to explore the aftermath of a US space craft which has crashed in Serbia. In a derelict building they discover an astronaut who holds the secret to the ill fated mission and is the carrier of a mysterious virus which threatens mankind by bringing the dead back from the grave. 


Produced by Milan Todorovic and Marko Jocic (Apocalypse Of The Dead, Killer Mermaid), THE RIFT is currently touring the festival circuit with screenings at Cinestrange in Germany, Science + Fiction in Italy and Fantasporto in Portugal. A North American distribution deal has also been inked and a US release date will be announced shortly. 


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