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Thomas J. Churchill's ambitious new zombie/period feature Lazarus: Day of the Living Dead has scored itself some distribution, and we have all of your details right here. Read on for the latest on this zombie-filled opus.
From the Press Release
Writer/director Thomas J. Churchill's (Syfy's Monster Man, Emerging Past) 1957 styled zombie film Lazarus: Day of the Living Dead tells the story of the beginning of the zombie apocalypse and is scheduled for a July 2014 summer release through Origin Releasing.
Established in late 2012, Origin's team of executives have over 100 years of experience in distribution, production and acquisitions for disc distribution, VOD, television and theatrical. “We are very excited to be working with Thomas and his team at Church Hill Productions and look forward to being a part of the distribution of his films,” stated Brian Jaynes, COO at Origin.
"The film will be available everywhere, »
- Uncle Creepy
There are so many sub-genres in horror. The vampire movie, zombie apocalypses, torture porn. But there's nothing more classic and purely fright-inducing than the things that go bump in the night. To celebrate this week's release of The Invoking, we bring you our Top 13 Favorite Haunted House Movies.
Is anything creepier than when your own house turns against you? You can (theoretically) get away from zombies, vamps, slashers and werewolves. But when your own home sweet home is the enemy… it's tough to recover from that.
We have some great Honorable Mentions to start off with. Fantastic director James Wan really seems to have a knack for the haunted house movie as he has one entry on the list itself and also gets a nod for Insidious, a creative look at the inner, an outer, workings of a haunted house. A Haunting in Connecticut was impressive as, in addition to the actual haunting going on, »
- Scott Hallam
Indie writer and director Thomas J. Churchill tipped us off today that his 1950's period zombie feature Lazarus: Day of the Living Dead has secured July 2014 distribution via Origin Releasing, as well as providing us some exclusive stills from the flick.
"The film will be available everywhere, including but not limited to Redbox and all wholesale stores such as WalMart, BestBuy etc., and will also be available on all major cable and satellite providers for VOD, including Netflix, iTunes etc.," stated Churchill of Lazarus: Day of the Living Dead.
Produced by Churchill and David M. Parks with cinematography by Wolfgang Meyer, Lazarus revolves around the character of George Lazarus (Ray Capuana), an insurance investigator who schedules routine interviews with twelve employees of the Deadly Sin Cigarette Company upon the receipt of a rather suspicious insurance claim. In the process he learns that all twelve had recently been fired »
- Sean Decker
Director: Jean-Baptiste Leonetti
Writer: Stephen Susco
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Jean-Baptiste Leonetti’s directorial debut was the stylistic dystopian film Carre Blanc, which reflected a world as a Kafkaesque caste system. While it played at Sitges and Toronto, the film never received a Us release, but it was enough to get Leonetti a high profile English language gig starring Michael Douglas. Even more exciting is the fact that this based on a young adult novel by Robb White, the screenwriter that penned a host of William Castle films (of which The Tingler and Homicidal are definitely worth a look, while more popular titles like 13 Ghosts and House on Haunted Hill have recently been remade). All around, it’s an arresting combination and we can’t wait to see what the offbeat Leonetti has in store for us. »
- Nicholas Bell
To preface this article, I’d like to openly acknowledge the fact that there isn’t a single “great” film on this list. Furthermore, given the concept of this piece, it’s safe to say that you’re not going to read about any significantly original films either.
The whole remake thing kind of blew those hopes out of the water. That said, we’re going to eye 10 remakes/reboots/reimaginings that were forced through the meat grinder upon arrival, despite the fact that they didn’t entirely deserve such brutish treatment.
Believe it or not, there are a few remakes out there worth watching. The horror world would have you believe that not a single film on this list qualifies, but I’m here – battling valiantly – to prove the voices of many wrong. Dig in for a closer look at some remakes that, while not monumental, still offer some redeeming qualities. »
- Matt Molgaard
Spooky is sometimes just a matter of perspective – as you'll see when this sculpted chandelier is switched on, casting long shadows of twisted, thorny tree branches on every wall.
Based on the drawings of naturalist Ernst Haeckel, “Forms in Nature” by artists Thyra Hilden & Pio Diaz can transform just about any room into a darkly inviting enchanted forest. But some of us – especially youngsters with rampant imaginations – might fear what shadowy presence might be lurking behind those magical trees at night.
A close-up look at the piece itself reveals a more fluid, fractal shape, which may also call to mind the swirling, formless demon from the 1999 remake of House on Haunted Hill... again, not something everyone would want to close their eyes to.
You can see more images of this enchanting creation at the art & design site Demilked and the artists' official blog, and be sure to check out the video below. »
- Gregory Burkart
6 items from 2014
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