The first official teaser trailer in promotion of Robert Englund's latest endeavor into evil, The Last Showing, is here; and it is rocking a nice malevolent feel. We dig it! Will you? Check it out and let us know!
The Philm Company is the company behind the film, a $2M psychological horror that was shot over four weeks, entirely on location in the northwest of England.
Phil Hawkins directs.
Cult horror actor Robert Englund (pictured; A Nightmare on Elm Street, Hatchet), Keith Allen, Malachi Kirby (Gone Too Far), Finn Jones ("Game of Thrones"), and Emily Berrington ("The White Queen") star.
When a life-long projectionist (Englund) is made redundant, he looks to exact his vengeance on a generation that no longer requires his skills. He traps a couple inside his multiplex cinema and manipulates them into becoming characters in a horror film being captured by CCTV cameras.
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- Steve Barton
On the very same day that Elm Street came out, so too did the holiday horror classic Silent Night, Deadly Night, which has just been dated for a Blu-ray release! As we spotted over on Blu-ray.com, Silent Night, Deadly Night will get the 30th Anniversary Blu-ray treatment on September 16th.
This will mark the very first time the film has been released on Blu-ray after a fairly troubled home video history, which has seen every DVD release of the film going out of print.
In the controversial Christmas horror flick, young Billy goes on a murderous rampage dressed as Santa after his parents are murdered and he's forced to stay at an orphanage where he's abused by the evil Mother Superior. »
- John Squires
Bruce Lee’s short film career left a lasting impression on action cinema. His major breakout hit, Enter The Dragon, set the bar for the martial arts tournament film. When the 80’s rolled around the sub-genre was further popularized with the breakout success of Jean Claude Van Damme with Bloodsport, and then later, Kickboxer. These films seemed to find a willing audience on the big screen, but even more so, on video. These films also appealed to producers too. Unlike perhaps the Rambo style film and all the pyrotechnics and disposable war vehicles required, a good martial arts film could be shot for peanuts.
Step forward legendary low budget producer/director Roger Corman. The formula seemed simple. Pluck a martial arts expert from somewhere and have him fight his way through disposable opponents until fighting the imposing villain of the piece. »
- Gary Collinson
In the new creature feature Animal two sets of folks — including characters played by Keke Palmer (90210), Jeremy Sumpter (Friday Night Lights), Joey Lauren Adams (Chasing Amy) and rapper-actress Eve — are hunted by a forest-dwelling beastie with a lot of teeth in its head and very few vegetarian recipes on its mind.
Directed by Brett Simmons (The Monkey’s Paw), the film is now screening in select cinemas and is also available on digital download prior to being screened at a later date on Chiller. Below, Animal producer and cowriter Thommy Hutson talks about the film — and why working on Scooby-Doo »
- Clark Collis
The third film in a series featuring Rusty Nail, a malicious and downright evil trucker getting his kicks by taking people who piss him off and giving them gruesome death scenes, Joy Ride 3 is no Citizen Kane, but instead, one hell of a silly and fun little splatter flick. Walking into the movie expecting something completely wonderful will leave viewers disappointing, but having expected yet another throw away straight to DVD/Bluray sequel to the 2001 studio film co-written by J.J. Abrams, it was a pleasant surprise to not only find a popcorn gorefest, but one that provides more than its fair share of laughs and one-liners.
From the opening scene, Joy Ride 3 makes it Well known what kind of film it is, beginning with a sex scene that is definitely one for the books and then resulting in pre-credit carnage that gives “crack kills” a brand new meaning. »
- Jerry Smith
We never thought we'd see the day where we'd get to report on Robert Englund slapping on the burnt makeup and reprising the role of Freddy Krueger, and though this exciting announcement unfortunately has nothing to do with a movie...
... it's nevertheless one of the downright coolest pieces of news we've ever had the pleasure of sharing.
In celebration of A Nightmare on Elm Street's 30th anniversary, Chicago's Flashback Weekend convention has just announced that Englund will be appearing at this coming August's event in full Freddy Krueger makeup and outfit, for one night only. Best of all, a special ticket package will nab you a picture with Englund, as Freddy, which is something that has Never before been offered up to us fans.
The event takes place from August 8th-10th at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare hotel in Rosemont, Illinois, with Englund appearing as Freddy on Friday, »
- John Squires
If you’re a horror fan living in the Midwest, you are not going to want to miss this. The 2014 Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention is gearing up to be another memorable year of genre fun and festivities and today they announced that Robert Englund will be appearing in full Freddy Krueger make-up for the final time ever, courtesy of special effects master Robert Kurtzman, who will be doing the Freddy make-up application himself.
What’s even cooler is that fans who attend Flashback Weekend will also have the opportunity to take their picture with Robert Englund in his full Freddy make-up as part of a special photo-op on Friday, August 8th, which will celebrate the upcoming 30th anniversary of Wes Craven’s iconic original A Nightmare on Elm Street as well as help benefit the Digital Projector Fund for the Midway Drive-in in Dixon, Illinois.
Robert Englund will also »
- Heather Wixson
With just six months until Paddington is released on Christmas Day, Colin Firth, who was set to voice the title character, has parted was with the live-action/CGI hybrid project. Here's what the actor had to say about his departure in a statement.
"After a period of denial, we've chosen 'conscious uncoupling.' It's been bittersweet to see this delightful creature take shape and come to the sad realization that he simply doesn't have my voice. I've had the joy of seeing most of the film and it's going to be quite wonderful. I still feel rather protective of this bear and I'm pestering them all with suggestions for finding a voice worthy of him."
The parting of ways was amicable between the actor, TWC-Dimension and director Paul King, who said that a replacement will be announced in the next few weeks. Here's what the filmmaker had to say in a statement, »
It's hard to believe we're at the midway point of the year already, but alas, Halloween is finally in sight and will likely be here before you know it. Universal is very aware of this and is getting set to have some of its flicks make their Blu-ray debut on September 2nd.
Joanna Mills (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is haunted by increasingly terrifying visions of a brutal murder that occurred 15 years ago, and of a woman she's never met. With her personal life spiraling out-of-control, she follows the relentless nightmares to an eerie small town in Texas. There, Joann will discover that some secrets can't be buried and the horrific murder she is trying to solve may just be her own.
"The Making of The Return" Featurette
In every neighborhood, there is one house that adults whisper about and children cross the street to avoid. »
- Steve Barton
Blood Widow will be available on VOD (iTunes, Amazon, et al.) beginning tomorrow - Tuesday, June 17th - and we've got two clips to share with you previewing this new masked slasher film. In the vein of A Nightmare on Elm Street and Candyman, Blood Widow presents a female masked maniac in this Jeremiah Buckhalt-directed flick.
The post Blood Widow Clips Preview the New Slasher Film appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
By Jennica Lynn, MoreHorror.com
Growing up in a small suburban town, the horror fan base was enormous but the festivities geared toward such a crowd were few and far between. The first ever horror film festival in my hometown launched when I was eighteen years old and, although I’ve attended many larger-scale festivals since, this one remains unforgettable. Not only did I get to meet a couple horror icons (there were only two in attendance) and view the works of young horror filmmakers, this festival was history in the making and I was there.
Unfortunately for the townspeople in Midnight Matinee (1989), their first horror film festival also made history… and they only wish that they could forget. But as far as the film itself, it won’t take me long to forget.
Released as a TV movie at the tail-end of the 80s slasher era, Midnight Matinee is »
In the mid to late 90’s, there was an almost epidemic boom of straight to video films that featured plot-lines involving submarines or fighter planes. Why? Well given the vast majority of these films were shot for about $3.00 each, the idea was to have plot-lines with these elements in order to use stock shots of F-16 fighter jets, stealth fighters, U-boats and other military based vehicles of air and sea in order to give the illusion that these films were more lavishly budgeted than they actually were, and indeed to further save time in the remainder of the shoot. If you go into a film knowing that you’ve already got 15 minutes of screen-time ready in a stock footage library, then you’ve only got to worry about »
- Gary Collinson
The A Nightmare on Elm Street star appears in a new, PSA-lampooning ad for the original movie output of horror network Chiller. As Englund explains, “Right now, hundreds of deranged, psychopathic killers are struggling through life with no place to terrify people.” He then introduces us to to masked maniac named Gregory, who “had dreams of slashing unsuspecting teenagers and making clothing out of human skin. Instead, he lives a life of amateur gardening and eating old human teeth.”
Englund concludes by explaining how you »
- Clark Collis
What do a pyrokinetic girl, a lonely ghost, and a group of cannibalistic children have in common? They’re all getting the Blu-ray treatment from Universal this September.
Firestarter Release Details (via Blu-ray.com):
“Firestarter chronicles the extraordinary life of Charlene “Charlie” McGee. Eight-year-old Drew Barrymore stars as the child who has the amazing ability to start fires with just a glance. Can her psychic power and the love of her father save her from the threatening government agency, “The Shop,” that wants her destroyed?
The Blu-ray edition of Firestarter is presented in 1080p with a DTS-hd Master Audio 2.0 Mono track. An UltraViolet Digital HD digital copy of the film is included, but there are no other special features. »
- Derek Anderson
Yesterday, we showed you two new images from the upcoming Paddington adaptation, which brings Michael Bond's beloved children's books to life in a new CG-animated/live-action adventure. And as we previously stated, they certainly do present Paddington in a pretty creepy light. We weren't the only ones that thought so, as a new viral Tumblr has launched which places Paddington Bear at the scene of some iconic slasher films for the ultimate horror movie mash-up. Shortly after the photos debuted, the meme '#CreepyPaddington' sprang to life, giving the family film a marketing boost that certainly can't hurt its chances at the box office. Check out our gallery of favorites. To visit the full site, where Paddington makes his presence known in such genre classics as The Shining, Oculus, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Trick 'r Treat and more: clickHere
*Author’s Note: With this 3rd and final article on whether it’s time to say goodbye to the Halloween, Friday The 13th and A Nightmare On Elm Street franchises, the subject at hand is everybody’s favorite dream stalker, Freddy Krueger. Going on nine films having to do with Krueger, this editorial article takes you fans (and myself) through the Anoes series, and asks if you fans think that Freddy has anymore dreams to haunt. Read on!
Ending this short series of articles is somewhat bittersweet, as it’s been very nostalgic to look back throughout the films that I have spent so many hours of my life watching, enjoying, and now, dissecting. It’s helped me pinpoint where the Halloween series began to frustrate me, and where the Friday The 13th series began to make me downright upset. With the A Nightmare On Elm Street franchise though, things »
- Jerry Smith
Since a child’s mind exists at its most impressionable stage, what better time to start your son or daughter on a path to horror fandom? No, I’m not suggesting you subject your offspring to terrifying endeavors like The Exorcist or Child’s Play right off the bat (unless you want to deal with those emotional scars the rest of their lives), but I Am encouraging horror loving parents to pass on the gift of spook. Get ‘em while they’re young, while their minds can still be molded and shaped to accept everything the horror genre has to offer, and then let them adventure off down their own twisted cinematic paths. Or just disown them when they run away screaming.
I’m kidding of course – children sometimes need time to grow into their passions, especially ones who would close their eyes during An American Tail: Fievel Goes West »
- Matt Donato
Despite being fortunate enough to be raised on a healthy diet of horror, I can’t deny the fact I was born in 1990. I was born long after our most beloved genre actors got their start and made their mark in horror, and there are plenty of horror icons that I didn’t first see in their iconic roles. Tony Todd, Bruce Campbell, and Jamie Lee Curtis were three actors I was fortunate enough to see in their career changing roles. However, I know a good amount of horror icons from films they probably wish they could expunge from their resumes.
Horror Icon: Lance Henriksen
Role I Know: Kerchak from Disney’s Tarzan
- BJ Colangelo
*Author’s note: Before jumping right into this, I must say: I am a horror fan through and through. There is nothing that I love more than to watch genre films (that’s not an exaggeration). My favorite film of all time is Halloween (’78), and as much as I have been made fun by my friends over it, Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter sits firmly in my five favorite films of All Time. So, this three-part editorial series dealing with the Halloween, Friday The 13th and A Nightmare On Elm Street franchises, is not meant to insult any filmmakers involved in any of the three franchises at hand, it serves more of a question, asking horror fans (myself included): is there anything left out of three different series that all started off strong, just to end up being almost laughed at by fans?
When looking back at the Halloween, »
- Jerry Smith
Written by Linda Woolverton
Directed by Robert Stromberg
Michael Myers is terrifying because he’s an absolute. What exists behind the mask is confined to our imagination. As soon as Rob Zombie went behind the mask, and made Myers into a broken child, we lost a bit of the magic. The imagined terror of a crazed killer’s motivations were solidified, and suddenly he was less terrifying. Less interesting.
The same is this true of Maleficent in Robert Stromberg’s directorial debut. One of Disney’s most iconic villainesses, she is adored by women of all ages. In 1959’s Sleeping Beauty, she was a harbinger of chaos with an elegant grace and lethal determination. For many, she was the star of the film, while the waif-like Princess Aurora simply allowed the plot to happen to her. While Angelina Jolie’s embodiment of Maleficent is excellent, Stromberg and writer »
- Ariel Fisher