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Sanitarium is an upcoming anthology horror film with a cast that includes Malcolm McDowell, Lacey Chabert, and Robert Englund. After playing a number of festivals earlier this year, the movie will receive a DVD and digital release at the end of December:
“Los Angeles, Nov. 13, 2013 – Image Entertainment, an Rlj Entertainment (Nasdaq: Rlje) brand, proudly announces the release of the horror/thriller Sanitarium. Directed by Bryan Ortiz, Bryan Ramirez, and Kerry Valderrama, the film stars Malcolm McDowell (Halloween, “Franklin & Bash”) as the sinister Dr. Stenson. Sanitarium will be available on DVD and digital download on Dec. 31, 2013 for an Srp of $27.97.
Abandon everything you’ve ever believed about that brittle concept we call “reality” and prepare to enter a macabre netherworld of shadows, fiends and phantoms – a twisted realm of waking nightmares and warped minds, locked away in unrelenting torment. Welcome to the Sanitarium. Behind the walls of the Sanitarium, Dr. Stenson »
- Jonathan James
The holiday shopping season officially kicks off tonight and we know it can be difficult to find presents for horror fans that seem to have everything. To help make things easier, we’ve put together the initial list of our holiday gift suggestions, which include cannibal wine, classic horror shirts, vinyl figures and Blu-ray collections.
While a handful of these items are only available at select websites, you should be able to find some pretty good sales on other items starting tonight. Specifically, Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart will have big sales on Blu-ray/DVD titles and video games. We’d like to give Tamika Jones a big thanks for helping put this guide together.
Silence of the Lambs Wine: “The Alamo Drafthouse’s 2013 Signature Wines are an oenophilic nod to noted gourmand, wine connoisseur and psychopath Hannibal Lecter. “The Chianti Slurp” is an iconic wine in film moment, celebrated »
- Tamika Jones
Though the idea of Thanksgiving has unfortunately morphed a bit in recent years, the commercialization of the holiday turning it from a day to relax and enjoy the company of your family into a day to skip out on your loved ones and stand in line for 5 hours in an attempt to get a Blu-ray player for $20, there’s one important aspect of Thanksgiving that should not be lost amidst the consumption of turkey and trampling of shoppers; being thankful.
No matter what it is you’re thankful for, Thanksgiving is a day to be thankful for something that has happened in the past year, whether it’s finding the love of your life or scoring yourself that aforementioned $20 Blu-ray player – here on FEARnet, we don’t judge. We’re just happy that you’re happy.
As 2013 rapidly comes to a close, I want to take a moment to shine »
- John Squires
Rumors have been stirring for some time now regarding a sequel to the remake of Friday the 13th, but Paramount has officially laid claim to a release date, taking the first Friday the 13th spot of 2015, with the film opening in theaters March 13, 2015.
The 2009 Friday the 13th remake, directed by Marcus Nispel, made $90M worldwide despite any and all shortcomings. In it, a group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions.
Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Platinum Dunes is still producing for Paramount Pictures. Counting Freddy vs. Jason, this would be the 13th entry in the storied franchise, and rumors abound that Paramount is considering making it a found footage film. Let's hope those rumors don't come to pass.
At the end of the day, we here around DC (except for Buz) still don't like the last Friday the 13th. »
- Uncle Creepy
Paramount have scheduled the next entry in the "Friday the 13th" series for a March 13th 2015 release. Just what form that film will take though is unclear.
Paramount owned the rights to the franchise throughout the 1980s and for the first eight films in the series. The rights were then sold to New Line who created the ninth and tenth film along with "Freddy vs. Jason".
Platinum Dunes rebooted the franchise in 2009 with Warners-owned New Line taking domestic and Paramount taking international rights, but ultimately Warners still owned the franchise. Despite a $91 million worldwide gross, a sequel never really materialised due to complicated rights issues.
Earlier this year, Paramount scored the rights to the franchise free and clear for at least five years as part of a deal which saw them step out of their commitment to Chris Nolan's "Interstellar" at Warners.
- Garth Franklin
While storytelling details up to its official title remained a secret for the planned Friday The 13th reboot from writers/directors Damian Shannon and Mark Swift, Empire confirmed that Paramount officially scheduled the film’s release date for March 13, 2015. Shannon and Swift co-wrote the 2009 Friday the 13th remake with Marcus Nispel behind the camera as well as co-wrote the 2003 Freddy vs. Jason mash up directed by Ronny Yu. »
Much like the spotlighted villain at the center of its movies, the Friday the 13th franchise is once again coming back from the dead. Paramount Pictures has announced that they will be releasing a brand new title from the long-running horror series on March 13, 2015. But what exactly is this movie? Is it a sequel to the Marcus Nispel-directed reboot from back in 2009? Is it the continuation of the franchise that seemingly ended in 2003 with Freddy vs. Jason? The answer is none of the above. According to the reliable Exhibitor Relations Twitter account, the new film will be yet another reboot. What makes it interesting, however, is that the movie will be the thirteenth theatrically released movie in the series. Paramount sets Friday The 13th for March 13, 2015. Not a sequel to the reboot, mind you, another reboot entirely.. Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) November 27, 2013 Ch-ch-ch-ch-ha-ha-ha-ha...the new Friday The 13th will be »
Saving General Yang had its world premiere at the 2013 Hong Kong International Film Festival and since then it has made an international box office hit. It’s directed by Ronny Yu (The Bride With White Hair, Fearless, Bride of Chucky, Freddy vs. Jason) and stars Adam Cheng, Ekin Cheng, Yu Bo, Vic Chau, Li Chen, Raymond Lam, Wu Chun, Fu Xin Bo, Xu Fan and Ady An. Bonus materials include a behind-the-scenes featurette “The Making of Ip Man: The Final Fight,” plus interviews with the cast and crew.
The film is based on an ancient Chinese folklore about seven brothers who fought against all odds to save their legendary warrior father. It is an epic tale about the renowned Song Dynasty’s »
- Nermina Kulovic
You can’t keep a dreamer from dreaming. Damn the facts, ignore rationale, and screw the rules – what’s the fun of having an imagination if you don’t use it, right? Well, Ok, maybe Freddy Krueger can keep a dreamer from dreaming, because no one wants to be sucked into a nightmarish dreamland full of death and decay, but you get my point – it’s always fun to imagine “What if?”
In this week’s edition of Nato And Remy’s Last Stand, we decided to put our imagination to the test and mash together some of our favorite horror movies to make an even more awesome double-dip experience. A vanilla milkshake rules, a chocolate milkshake is just as tasty – but have you ever had a black and white milkshake?! Oh man, mix those two badboys together and it’s a bit of creamy, inter-ice-cream bliss. Trust me, I »
- Matt Donato
Katz used to be an exec over at New Line.
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Recently Saturday Night Live wondered what a Wes Anderson horror movie would look like, and naturally Owen Wilson, as interpreted by Edward Norton, had to star. But what if you flipped that idea on its head -- how would horror movies like Freddy vs. Jason, Scream and Frankenstein be changed if Wilson starred in them, along with his good buddy Vince Vaughn? Wonder no more and watch this video from writer-comic Dan Perrault, who contributes to Cracked.com among others: Funny, though not exactly the horror movies we've come to know and love. It's a reminder that good casting is crucial, especially when it comes to the horror genre, where the scare factor is influenced greatly by who, exactly, is playing the "final girl" -- or the nasty killer. Here are how some...
- Peter Martin
Recently Saturday Night Live wondered what a Wes Anderson horror movie would look like, and naturally Owen Wilson, as interpreted by Edward Norton, had to star. But what if you flipped that idea on its head -- how would horror movies like Freddy Vs. Jason, Scream, and Frankenstein be changed if Wilson starred in them, along with his good buddy Vince Vaughn? Wonder no more and watch this video from writer-comic Dan Perrault, who contributes to Cracked.com among others: Funny, though not exactly the horror movies we've come to know and love. It's a reminder that good casting is crucial, especially when it comes to the horror genre, where the scare factor is influenced greatly by who, exactly, is playing the "final girl" -- or the nasty killer. Here are how some...
- Peter Martin
As mentioned in the Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare entry of Countdown to Halloween, there are times when a movie's production is more interesting than the film itself. This is the case with Ronny Yu's Freddy vs. Jason. Over the ten plus years of the movie's Development Hell, it saw dozens of writers, dozens of directors and even more scripts. Robert Englund put it best in Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th - there is a documentary ready and waiting to be made about Freddy vs. Jason's tortured development - and it would no doubt be more entertaining than the final product we got.
The idea of pitting these two titans of terror was first pitched »
Recently Saturday Night Live wondered what a Wes Anderson horror movie would look like, and naturally Owen Wilson, as interpreted by Edward Norton, had to star. But what if you flipped that idea on its head -- how would horror movies like Freddy vs. Jason, Scream and Frankenstein be changed if Wilson starred in them, along with his good buddy Vince Vaughn? Wonder no more and watch the following video. This year's Owen/Vince fright fest comes courtesy of writer-comic Dan Perrault (contributor to such sites as College Humor, Showtime and Cracked.com), and it's another reminder that good casting is crucial, especially when it comes to the horror genre, where the scare factor is influenced greatly by who, exactly, is playing the "final girl" -- or the...
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With Halloween in the air, we thought it would be fun to reach out to the horror genre's biggest and brightest stars - both legends in the industry and up-and-coming superstars - to ask them two quick questions: What's your biggest fear, and what's your favorite scary movie? Read on for the results!
Some of the results will make you laugh. Some will make you shiver... and some, well some are just too funny for words. Sit back and get ready to hear from the likes of Anne Rice, John Carpenter, Robert Englund, the "Ghost Adventures" crew, cast members from "The Walking Dead," George A. Romero, and many - Many - more. Who knows? You may even find some new movies you should check out or at least revisit.
Let the scares begin!
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- Uncle Creepy
To countdown to this year's Halloween, Luke Owen reviews a different horror film every day of October. Up next; the supposed closing chapter of A Nightmare on Elm Street - Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare...
The tagline reads, "they saved the best for last". That's a lie.
As discussed during the Child's Play 3 entry of Countdown to Halloween, the early 90s were spelling death for slasher movies (no pun intended). Not only was the quality of movies dropping rapdily, but the audience numbers were also in a huge decline. Critical responses were never favourable towards the genre, but reviews for the last few Nightmare on Elm Street movies had been really poor and with the acquisition of the Friday the 13th franchise from Paramount, the decision was made to kill off Freddy Krueger once and for all so they could move forward with Freddy vs. Jason. With New Line »
Despite being a mundane movie, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master was not only the highest grossing film of the series (and would remain that way until Freddy vs. Jason) but it was also the biggest earner for the slasher genre in the 80s. With the bucks continuing to roll in and Freddy's popularity growing stronger by the day, New Line Cinemas once again rushed The Bastard Son of 100 Maniacs into production which would see Freddy reborn - literally.
Based off an idea by New Line and Nightmare on Elm Street veteran Rachal Talalay (who was pregnant at the time) and directed by Brit Stephen Hopkins, A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child had an 8- week production - »
Warning: This review does contain spoilers. For a non-spoiler review, click here.
After the sad state on show that the world decided to call Seed of Chucky, the serial killer Good Guy doll was put on the shelf where he would remain for nearly a decade. Rumours of a reboot banded around the Internet as did the idea of a Freddy vs. Jason style showdown between Chucky and Leprechaun, but nothing ever came to fruition.
In a sea of 80s slasher movie remakes, it seemed that Child’s Play would be the next one for the chopping block. However, Don Mancini did what many other slasher franchises should have done – created a movie that continued the story of Chucky on a small budget and released straight to DVD and Blu-Ray for the fans. »
When word came out that the Friday the 13th franchise would be released as one single BluRay collection including the remake and Freddy vs. Jason I knew Id be the first in line. To my knowledge this is the first collection that has every film included and as a Jason fan from way back the opportunity to upgrade all of the films to BluRay in one fell swoop was pretty damn exciting. Aside from all of the goodies the part thats really important is all of the movies all in crisp BluRay and ready to enjoy. Like the Friday the 13th dork that I am every one of them had to be watched before this article could be written tough duty indeed. Here is a quick note about each of them and why each is so great. »
By Søren Hough
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Few things have aided the rise of horror on television more than the decline of horror at the movies.
There is a rich history of great horror at the movies. Consider the early Universal monster flicks of the 30s and Alfred Hitchcock’s legendary, contemplative re-imagining of the thriller sub-genre. Think about the classic slasher films in the ’70s and ’80s and the Oscar-sweeping The Silence of the Lambs in 1991. These movies left a permanent imprint on the industry; James Whale’s Frankenstein (1931) alone has influenced masterworks ranging from Victor Erice’s political-drama The Spirit of the Beehive (1976) to Mel Brooks’ parody Young Frankenstein (1974).
In recent years, however, moviegoers looking for great horror films have been left wanting. The genre has fallen from its lofty heights at the expense of gory, unsubtle shock films. Higher budgets and improved special effects have paved the way for endless remakes of older films, »
- Søren Hough
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