16 items from 2016
Easily the best segment in the 2012 franchise-starting, found-footage omnibus “V/H/S” was its first, “Amateur Night,” in which a trio of frat-type dudes out to shoot some consensual-or-not porn with unwitting “real” girls find that one bar pickup isn’t a girl — or even human — at all. It was short, sweet, and shocking. None of those qualities quite carry over to “Siren,” a belated feature expansion of the earlier film, with Hannah Fierman the only major returning talent, as the titular creature. Encompassing more conventional genre material than its predecessor (and jettisoning the found-footage angle, perhaps thankfully), this is nonetheless an energetic and entertaining exercise that could spawn its own spin-offs. Chiller Films opened “Siren” on a handful of U.S. screens Dec. 2, with DVD and streaming release following four days later.
After a prelude, in which a sheriff and the cowboy-hatted Mr. Nyx (Justin Welborn) discover the bloody »
- Dennis Harvey
And now we’ve arrived at the end of the calendar year. As the final push for year-end viewing continues at a furious pace, some of the last unknown films of 2016 will finally make their way to audiences. To help focus your viewing choices, here is a list of films opening throughout the coming weeks, separated into categories of wide and limited runs. (Synopses are provided by festivals and distributors.)
If you’re interested in what still might be in a theater near you, check out our November Release Guide. For those curious what 2017 might bring, you can also visit our calendar page, which has releases through the beginning of the new year.
Week of December 2 Wide
Director: Brad Peyton
Synopsis: A scientist with the ability to enter the »
- Alec McPike and Steve Greene
Adapted from the segment “Amateur Night” from anthology film V/H/S, Gregg Bishop‘s SiREN intrigued me mainly because he didn’t create the original. That’s how impactful producers felt this vignette proved, enough to spark interest for an expansion beyond its creative team. David Bruckner — the source material’s director and co-writer with Nicholas Tecosky — stayed on as an executive producer while working second unit, ultimately passing the baton to Bishop in order to focus on his own feature Southbound. In that respect this project could be labeled as a full-fledged remake with screenwriters Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski crafting an entirely new mythology. They saw Lily (Hannah Fierman) as more than a succubus wreaking havoc upon co-eds. They saw a feral siren desperate to escape from underneath an entrepreneurial occultist’s thumb.
I’d argue that the enigmatic Mr. Nyx (Justin Welbron) steals the spotlight from »
- Jared Mobarak
The new horror thriller film “SiREN” asks the question, “How far off the rails can a bachelor party go?” The answer is pretty far, especially if there’s a predator on the loose. The film follows an apprehensive groom-to-be Jonah (Chase Williamson) whose last hurrah before tying the knot turns nightmarish when he frees a seemingly innocent girl from a supernatural sex club. Her ruthless handler will stop at nothing to recapture his prize, but while Jonah struggles to rescue the girl, he soon discovers that she is a dangerous fabled predator that has chosen him as her mate. “SiREN” co-stars Justin Welborn (“The Final Destination”), Michael Aaron Milligan (“The Last Heist”), Hayes Mercure (“Mascots”), Randy McDowell (“Paranormal Activity”) and Hannah Fierman (“American Hell”). Watch an exclusive clip below.
Read More: ‘SiREN’ Trailer: Feature Adaptation of ‘V/H/S’ Segment Is Like a Horror ‘Hangover’
The film is a feature »
- Vikram Murthi
Chiller Films will be releasing the original film SiREN in Theaters on December 2nd and on VOD, Digital HD and DVD on December 6th. The film was directed by Gregg Bishop and stars Chase Williamson, Justin Welborn, Michael Aaron Milligan, Hayes Mercure, Randy McDowell and Hannah Fierman. Director: Gregg Bishop Writers: Based on a …
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David Bruckner’s “Amateur Night” was one of the real standout parts of 2012’s V/H/S. Doing a great job of setting characters up for a good time and paying off with one hell of a second half, the segment was a lot of fun and quite terrifying at the same time. Now, with Dance Of The Dead/V/H/S:viral director Gregg Bishop at the helm, the popular segment has received the feature treatment in the form of SiREN, which sees the original short’s antagonist being transplanted into a brand new story involving a bachelor party gone horribly wrong. Hitting theaters on December 2nd and VOD, Digital HD and DVD on December 6th, the Chase Williamson (John Dies At The End, The Guest)-led frightfest now has a trailer and we’re very happy to share with you fright fanatics. Having seen the film already, I can »
- Jerry Smith
"No man can resist her..." Chiller Films has released a trailer for the new horror thriller SiREN, adapted from one of the segments in the original V/H/S horror anthology film. SiREN is a feature length version of the segment about the woman who two guys hire for a bachelor party, who turns out to be a crazy monster. You'll know exactly which one this is, as it was one of the best segments from the original V/H/S. SiREN stars Hannah Fierman as Lily, plus Chase Williamson, Justin Welborn, Michael Aaron Milligan, Hayes Mercure, Randy McDowell and Lindsey Garrett. It's cool to see them turning that one part of V/H/S into a full-length film, I'm just not sure if this is going to be too cheesy or just the right amount of creepy. There's all kinds of weird stuff going on in this, but I »
- Alex Billington
The first trailer has arrived online for director Gregg Bishop’s upcoming horror SiREN, which is based on David Bruckner’s short Amateur Night from the found-footage anthology horror V/H/S and sees Hannah Fierman reprising her role as Lily; check it out below after the official synopsis…
One week before his big wedding day, Jonah and his groomsmen hit the town for a wild night of club hopping and debauchery. The night soon takes a twisted turn for the worse when the group is invited to the seedy underground club, 50 North 40 West, a home to the sexy side of the supernatural. After Jonah frees a seemingly imprisoned dancer, he soon realizes that the woman he has released is actually a terrifying creature of legend that will stop at nothing to claim her man. Jonah and his groomsmen soon find themselves in a deadly fight for their lives as »
- Amie Cranswick
Synopsis: "Siren is a horror-thriller about Jonah, an apprehensive groom-to-be whose bachelor party turns into a nightmare when he frees a seemingly innocent victimized girl locked up in a supernatural sex club. Her ruthless handler and proprietor of the sex club will stop at nothing to recapture his prize. Jonah struggles to rescue the girl only to discover it is he who needs to be rescued as he comes to the realization that she is a dangerous fabled predator who has chosen him as her prize."
- Derek Anderson
Revenge of the pumpkins, indeed! Picking up where the story left off in the very first issue, Blood & Gourd #2: Escape from Henderson Farms will be released next Wednesday, September 7th. Also in today’s Horror Highlights: a new clip from Chiller Films’ Siren and a new trailer and official poster for Somnus.
Blood & Gourd #2 Cover Art & Release Details: Press Release: “It’s Devil’s Night in Olympia, Wa- and out at Henderson Farms, the festivities are reaching a crescendo. Young and old have gathered to pick their own pumpkin, drink hot apple cider, and partake in the usual pumpkin farm fare. However, something has awakened from deep within the fertile soil. After years of abuse and humiliation, the pumpkins… are ready to pick us. You can beg! You can plead! You can scream! But these Hell’s lanterns are lit only with the burning desire to watch. You. Die! »
- Tamika Jones
We’ve been pretty anxious to see Siren, a feature which was first conceived as a short in the first V/H/S film. Taking the premise and expanding on the mythos of the story and characters, Siren looks like it’s heading into a very different yet welcomed direction at the hands of Gregg Bishop (Dance Of The Dead). We’ve got the debut clip from the Chiller Films production that’s set for a December 2nd theatrical release and judging from the clip, it appears to be a lot of tension-filled horror fun. What do you fright fanatics think?
Siren is a horror-thriller about Jonah, an apprehensive groom-to-be whose bachelor party turns into a nightmare when he frees a seemingly innocent victimized girl locked up in a supernatural sex club. Her ruthless handler and proprietor of the sex club will stop at nothing to re-capture his prize. Jonah »
- Jerry Smith
Sirens would draw Greek sailors to their doom, with their beautiful voices. Now, at least one inhabits director Gregg Bishop (V/H/S Viral) and David Bruckner's upcoming horror feature Siren. Developed from Bruckner's short film "Amateur Night," Jonah rescues a girl, from a supernatural sex club. But, she proves more than he can handle. The film stars: Chase Williamson (John Dies at the End), Justin Welborn (The Final Destination), Michael Aaron Milligan, Hayes Mercure, and Randy McDowell. An early clip from Siren is hosted here. The clip shows Jonah (Williamson) and the Siren (Hannah Fierman) in a bathroom. Both characters are hounded by a masked, knife wielding man. Jonah cowers as the Siren attacks. And, the results are gruesome. Siren is slated for a December launch. The film will see a few theatres this December 2nd. On December 6th, the film will be launched on VOD and on DVD. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Allen)
When 2012’s V/H/S hit the horror scene, it was a new, exciting and refreshing approach to the whole found-footage type of genre fare. One of my favorite segments from that film was David Bruckner’s Amateur Night, which saw a group of guys unfortunately coming across a creepy woman who ended up being a succubus. It was a hit with horror fans and well, now it seems that Amateur Night has made its way into a full fledged feature, Siren. Featuring a new story, a pretty impressive cast and a new director, we’ve got the details for the upcoming film below!
Siren is a horror-thriller about Jonah, an apprehensive groom-to-be whose bachelor party turns into a nightmare when he frees a seemingly innocent victimized girl locked up in a supernatural sex club. Her ruthless handler and proprietor of the sex club will stop at nothing to re-capture his prize. »
- Jerry Smith
In today’s Horror Highlights, we have a poster for Nikhil Bhagat’s As They Continue to Fall, a new short film written by C. Robert Cargill (Doctor Strange, Sinister) that premieres this fall. We also have Blu-ray / DVD release details for Siren and Satanic.
Poster and Details for As They Continue to Fall: As They Continue to Fall was directed by Nikhil Bhagat from a screenplay by C. Robert Cargill (Doctor Strange, Sinister). The atmospheric and intriguing short film will be released this fall, and we’ll be sure to share it with Daily Dead readers.
“From a writer of Marvel’s Doctor Strange comes a film about an aging drifter that hunts fallen angels in a city collapsing into ruins.”
- Tamika Jones
Chiller Films will be releasing the horror-thriller Siren in theaters on December 2, 2016 and on VOD, Digital HD and DVD December 6th.
The film stars Chase Williamson (The Guest, John Dies at the End), Justin Welborn (The Final Destination), Michael Aaron Milligan (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Hayes Mercure (Mascots), Randy McDowell (Elvis), Hannah Fierman (V/H/S) and directed by Gregg Bishop (V/H/S Viral).
Check out the full details and synopsis below.
From The Press Release
Siren will be screening at the Wizard World Comic Con in Chicago this weekend on Sunday, Aug. 21 at 8 p.m. at the Muvico Rosemont and then at Frightfest in London on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Discovery Screen Two.
In Theaters: December 2, 2016
Director: Gregg Bishop
16 items from 2016
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