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Video game adaptation It Came from the Desert gets a new trailer

Following its UK premiere at FrightFest, a new trailer has arrived online for director Marko Mäkilaakso’s upcoming comedy horror It Came From the Desert. Inspired by the cult 1989 video game from Cinemaware, the film stars Mark Arnold, Harry Lister Smith, Vanessa Grasse, Alec Mills, and Callum McGowan; check it out below…

Inspired by Cinemaware’s cult 1980s video game, itself motivated by the giant creature feature craze infesting 1950s Hollywood, get ready for the pulp action horror mutant monster movie of the year! It’s a terribly tall tale involving rival motocross heroes and cocooned heroines, out-of-control kegger parties in the New Mexico desert, crashed meteors from outer space, secret underground labyrinth military bases, romantic insecurities …and epic havoc caused by massive spider/ant hybrids! Smartly scripted, extremely funny and very creepy, with terrific special effects in homage to Ray Harryhausen, get with the Ott deadpan delivery and the Project T.
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New trailer for ‘It Came From the Desert’

Amiga fans rejoice! One of The best games ever to grace that classic gaming machine is making it’s way to the movies. Game developer Cinemaware and Roger! Pictures have teamed to bring you It Came From the Desert – a movie version of the classic action-adventure Giant Killer Ant video game originally released in 1989. The film will reportedly tie into (Not follow) the original game’s story and see new characters head to New Mexico decades later and discover new horrors…

Set in June of 1951, the game follows Greg Bradley, a geologist living in the remote town of Lizard Breath in the United States. After a meteorite falls in the outskirts of town, a large army of mutant-ants begins appearing across town, and the player is the only one who can stop it. The game’s incredible success among gamers has created a cult following that continues to this day,
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Horror Channel FrightFest announces line-up for Halloween 2017 event

Horror Channel FrightFest has announced its lineup for the 7th annual West End Halloween chillorama, an all-day shocktoberfest at the Empire Haymarket on Sat October 28th 2017, which this year features one world, one European and five UK premieres.

“After FrightFest’s successful return to central London in August for our biggest and most acclaimed event yet, we’re pleased to announce our equally ambitious, and extended Halloween spooktacular,” said Alan Jones, FrightFest co-director. “The line-up is a heady cocktail of horror, fantasy and sci-fi, which we hope haunts your nightmares until our Glasgow grindhouser next March”.

Here’s the full line-up…

10:00 Horror Movie: A Low Budget Nightmare (European Premiere)

Director: Gary Doust. Cast: Craig Anderson, Dee Wallace, Gerard Odwyer, Bryan Moses, Robert Anderson. Australia 2017. 99 mins.

A funny, sad, candid and revealing documentary on the making of Red Christmas, a recent FrightFest favourite. Sick of playing quirky roles on Australian TV shows,
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FrightFest Halloween 2017 line-up announced

The line-up for this years Horror Channel FrightFest Halloween 2017 event has just been announced and features seven choice shockers for the 7th annual West End Halloween event. This year, the all-day shocktoberfest is at the Empire Haymarket on Saturday October 28th and embraces one world, one European and five UK premieres, spanning three continents… And what a selection! The latest film from Lawrie Brewster (Lord of Tears); the UK premiere of Beyond Skyline And the UK premiere of It Came From the Desert!, the giant ant movie based on the classic Cinemaware video game!

From the emotional making of a low-budget slasher to zombie nightmares, Gothic horrors, an outrageously strange mind cult, a sci-fi alien action extravaganza, a comic strip creature feature and the last word in Killer Clowns, this year’s line-up is an eclectic mix of the quirky, unusual and extreme. Alan Jones, FrightFest co-director said today:

After
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New poster for monster-movie ‘It Came From the Desert’

Amiga fans rejoice! One of The best games ever to grace that classic home computer is making it’s way to the movies. Game developer Cinemaware and Roger! Pictures have teamed to bring you It Came From the Desert – a movie version of the classic action-adventure Giant Killer Ant video game originally released in 1989, which is currently set to have its world premiere as part of the Fantasy Film Fest in September. The film will reportedly tie into (Not follow) the original game’s story and see new characters head to New Mexico over Sixty years later and discover new horrors…

Set in June of 1951, the game follows Greg Bradley, a geologist living in the remote town of Lizard Breath in the United States. After a meteorite falls in the outskirts of town, a large army of mutant-ants begins appearing across town, and the player is the only one who can stop it.
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Official trailer for video game adaptation ‘It Came From the Desert’

Amiga fans rejoice! One of The best games ever to grace that classic gaming machine is making it’s way to the movies. Game developer Cinemaware and Roger! Pictures have teamed to bring you It Came From the Desert – a movie version of the classic action-adventure Giant Killer Ant video game originally released in 1989. The film will reportedly tie into (Not follow) the original game’s story and see new characters head to New Mexico decades later and discover new horrors…

Set in June of 1951, the game follows Greg Bradley, a geologist living in the remote town of Lizard Breath in the United States. After a meteorite falls in the outskirts of town, a large army of mutant-ants begins appearing across town, and the player is the only one who can stop it. The game’s incredible success among gamers has created a cult following that continues to this day,
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Giant ants attack in trailer for video game adaptation It Came from the Desert

Raven Banner Entertainment has released a poster and trailer for the upcoming comedy horror It Came From the Desert. Inspired by the cult 1989 Amiga video game from Cinemaware, the film is directed by Marko Mäkilaakso and stars Mark Arnold and Harry Lister Smith; check them out here…

It Came From the Desert is expected to be released later this year.
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Teaser Trailer for 'It Came From the Desert' Movie About Giant Ants

"We're trapped by this giant ant!" File this one under "Wait, this film really exists?!" Roger! Pictures out of Finland has launched the first trailer for a movie called It Came From the Desert, adapted from a video game in the 1980s about giant ants. The game is obviously inspired by the sci-fi classic Them! (also about giant ants) and thus this is clearly an updated version of the giant ant sci-fi story. Sadly, it looks more like a SyFy movie than anything I'm excited to see, but maybe I should've expected that. This film stars Mark Arnold, Harry Lister Smith, Vanessa Grasse, Alex Mills, James Alper, Claudia Trujillo, Callum McGowan, and Aino Sirje. The coolest part in this is the first reveal of someone being impaled through the chest, but the ants themselves look terrible. Hopefully they're much better in the final version. Have fun. Here's the official trailer
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'Wwjd: The Journey Continues' Story Featurette | Exclusive

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Bound by a promise he made to his mother on her deathbed, a pastor seeks to lead his wayward ex-con brother to Christ as they work together to renovate a dilapidated church. But, when a desperate man robs the church at gunpoint, one brother's sacrifice sets events into motion that lead the pastor, the gunman, and the community on an improbable journey back to faith and redemption. The heart-warming sequel to the popular drama, What Would Jesus Do?, mesmerizes audiences once again when Wwjd: What Would Jesus Do? the Journey Continues arrives on DVD and Digital HD March 31 from Cinedigm. John Schneider is back to reprise the role of The Drifter, joined by co-stars Lorenzo Lamas and Joseph Nasser, who also executive produced and wrote the film.

Wwjd: What Would Jesus Do? the Journey Continues is based on the inspirational novel In His Steps -What would Jesus Do?&#160by&#160Charles Sheldon,
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Underdog: Complete Collector’s Edition DVD Review

With the world of children’s entertainment being what it is today, revisiting some of the amazing classics can be a real treat, and for a variety of reasons. Just when you might have put some of these things out of your mind, there’s a new wave of titles being brought back, and Underdog: The Complete Collection is one that stands out in the crowd.

Not only a cultural treasure and classic of the “Saturday morning” era, it’s a fun-filled adventure that delivers to children today as well as it ever did.

The (fairly) zany adventures of Shoeshine Boy delighted audiences, and the non-superhero superhero approach became its own cultural force as the show continued to run in syndication for nearly a decade. More than just an animated adventure as we might think of one today, it was truly The Underdog Show, running almost as a kind of cartoon variety show,
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Looking back at Teen Wolf

Michael J Fox, lycanthropy and basketball clash in the amusing 80s teen comedy, Teen Wolf. Jeff takes a look back…

Delightfully mediocre is a term that applies to the original Teen Wolf, the less ambitious of two Michael J Fox films released in 1985. Ostensibly an upbeat, John Hughes-esque take on fare like I Was A Teenage Werewolf (perhaps in name only), Teen Wolf only wishes to please, having neither bark nor bite. Still, this eager puppy of a teen flick does a more than a few tricks well, and remains spritely and cuddly after all this time.

Fox plays Scott Howard, an only child living with his father (James Hampton in a quiet, understated performance). Scott has two best friends, the exuberant and at times overbearing Rupert ‘Stiles’ Stilinksi (Jerry Levine), and literal girl-next-door ‘Boof,’ played to wholesome perfection by Susan Ursitti.

His biggest problem is the lack of a maternal figure,
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Home Invasion: Week of October 11, 2011

Welcome to another edition of Home Invasion where we compile the horror and genre releases for the current week. All descriptions are from Amazon.com unless otherwise listed. We also included a button in case you wanted to purchase the items that leads you to Amazon.com. By purchasing these items through these links instead of searching through Amazon.com, you ensure we get some small kickback to help support the site (Thank You In Advance).

The Bad Seed [Blu-ray]

A single mother discovers that within her seemingly angelic daughter beats the heart of a cold-blooded serial murderer. One woman must make a terrible decision about the daughter she loves and desperately wants to protect in this classic thriller.

Buy the Blu-Ray @ Amazon.com Biker Collection: Volume One (Angels Die Hard / Black Angels)

Angels Die Hard Synopsis:

At least Angels Die Hard strives to be something different. The usual motorcyle bums are in attendance,
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Twilight star Michael Welch to attend Young Playwright's festival next week

The Twilight Saga: New Moon star Michael Welch is set to take the stage at the Young Playwright's Festival in Los Angeles next weekend. Says Twilight Lexicon, Mike last did a stint on stage back in the fall with closing night being the night before the Twilight movie premiere, which was why he showed up as a brunette at the premiere. Welch will co-star with Arielle Kebbel, Taylor Nichols, Hugo Armstrong, Mark Arnold, Varin Ayala, Sunkrish Bala, Weston Blakesley, Larry Cahn, June Carryl, Keeshan Giles, Janet Hoskins, Tim Jo, James Lanham, Nick Niven, Angel Parker, Sean Peavy, Meagan Smith, Greg Watanabe, and Jeff Witzke, and
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