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With August almost over and September around the corner, we’re only a few weeks away from the start of Fantastic Fest, taking place September 22nd–29th in Austin, Texas. Following the announcement of the first wave of programming earlier this month, the second wave of films have now been revealed, including even more titles for horror, sci-fi, and suspense fans to look forward to seeing:
Press Release: Austin, TX – Thursday, August 25, 2016 – Alamo Drafthouse’s Fantastic Fest delivers another dose of cinematic decadence with its second wave of programming. Procured once again from the most curious corners of the genre universe, Fantastic Fest is proud to announce its opening film, Denis Villeneuve’s stunning Arrival. Arrival marks Villeneuve’s Fantastic Fest debut, which has proven to be worth the wait as his spectacular science fiction feature promises to kick off proceedings in explosive fashion.
It wouldn’t be Fantastic Fest »
- Derek Anderson
Learn the best tools of trade to use when dispatching Deadites in two new bonus feature clips from Anchor Bay Entertainment’s Blu-ray / DVD release of Ash vs Evil Dead Season 1, which comes out today in groovy fashion.
Press Release: Beverly Hills, CA (July 18, 2016) – “Ash vs Evil Dead,” the 10-episode half-hour Starz Original series, is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film The Evil Dead. The series is executive produced by Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead, The Grudge), Rob Tapert (The Evil Dead, The Grudge), and Bruce Campbell (“Burn Notice,” Oz the Great and Powerful, The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness), the original filmmakers, and Craig Digregorio who serves as executive producer and showrunner.
Campbell reprises his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When »
- Derek Anderson
In theaters September 16 is the upcoming Blair Witch. Lionsgate originally promoted it as The Woods when in reality it is a sequel to Blair Witch.
The film is helmed by director Adam Wingard (You’Re Next, The Guest, V/H/S, V/H/S/2), who has assembled an accomplished behind-the-scenes team that includes screenwriter and longtime collaborator Simon Barrett (You’Re Next, The Guest, V/H/S, V/H/S/2); producers Roy Lee (The Ring, The Strangers, The Grudge), Steven Schneider (Paranormal Activity, Insidious), Keith Calder, p.g.a. (You’Re Next, The Guest, Anomalisa), and Jess Calder, p.g.a. (You’Re Next, The Guest, The Devil’S Candy), ; and executive producers Jenny Hinkey, Daniel Myrick (director/writer, The Blair Witch Project), Eduardo Sanchez (director/writer, The Blair Witch Project) and Gregg Hale (producer, The Blair Witch Project).
For several years, Lionsgate had been searching for the right concept to reboot Blair Witch, »
- Michelle McCue
From the creators of The Evil Dead comes a new Starz Original Series, Ash vs Evil Dead. The Starz Original series is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film The Evil Dead. The series is executive produced by Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead, The Grudge), Rob Tapert (The Evil Dead, The Grudge), and Bruce Campbell (Burn Notice, Oz the Great and Powerful, The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness), the original filmmakers, and Craig Digregorio who serves as executive producer and showrunner. Campbell reprises his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons – personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip. »
- ComicMix Staff
Season one of Ash vs Evil Dead is coming home on Blu-ray and DVD August 23!
From the creators of The Evil Dead comes a new Starz Original Series, Ash vs Evil Dead. The Starz Original series, the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film The Evil Dead, is executive produced by Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead, The Grudge), Rob Tapert (The Evil Dead, The Grudge), and Bruce Campbell (“Burn Notice,” Oz the Great and Powerful, The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness), the original filmmakers, and Craig Digregorio who serves as executive producer and showrunner. Campbell reprises his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons – personal and literal. Destiny, »
- email@example.com (Victor Medina)
Want a peek at Syfy’s Wynonna Earp Season 1, Episode 10 before it airs tonight? A clip from the new episode is now available and we have it to share with readers this morning. Also in today’s Horror Highlights: Blu-ray and DVD release details for the Cabin Fever reboot and The Pack, as well as info and a poster for Takashi Shimizu’s short film Ame Onna, shot for 4Dx theaters.
Photos & Clip from Wynonna Earp Episode 110: “On this Friday’s episode of Syfy’s hit series Wynonna Earp, Wynonna (Melanie Scrofano) and Dolls (Shamier Anderson) investigate the haunting, snowy Barrens, where rumors of a bloodthirsty beast could prove Bobo’s (Michael Eklund) undoing – and their own. Doc (Tim Rozon) confronts his murky future and takes action, with Waverly’s (Dominique Provost-Chalkley) inadvertent help.
You know the saying, every town has its Manson family. And Wynonna has just found Purgatory’s. »
- Tamika Jones
Disney has acquired the feature film rights to Tony Cliff’s graphic novel series “Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant.”
The story centers on Delilah Dirk, a 19th century adventurer, who plots to rob a corrupt Sultan in Constantinople evades the Sultan’s guards with the aid of her flying boat. She’s aided by her new friend, a Turkish tea-master Erdemoglu Selim, who becomes duty-bound to follow her across Turkey after she saves his life.
The book became a New York Times bestseller in 2013. No director, writer or actors are attached yet.
Lee broke into Hollywood by executive producing remakes of Asian films such as “The Ring, »
- Dave McNary
Chucky’s back and better than ever… Mezco Toyz presents their newest Chucky doll based on his likeness in the first Child’s Play movie. Also: Wizard World and Crypt TV’s eight-city video showcase, Mondo’s Cronenberg vinyls, the Screamfest 2016 announcement, and over 10 photos from Shortwave.
Photos of Mezco Toyz’s New Chucky Doll: From Mezco Toyz: “Unlike the scarred and battle-damaged look Chucky normally bears (people have tried to destroy him in six films so far), this version represents the cleaner, earlier Chucky. His trademark outfit is un-slashed, his face is not yet mauled.
Just as he did in his films, Chucky has lots to say from his trademark “My name is Chucky” to far more sinister phrases.
The star of the Child’S Play films, Chucky stands fifteen inches tall and features real cloth Good Guys clothing, eleven points of articulation, his trademark orange hair and realistic glass-like eyes. »
- Tamika Jones
Exclusive: Omnibus film was inspired by a Japanese punk band.
Japanese studio Nikkatsu has picked up international rights to omnibus film The Blue Hearts, comprising six short films inspired by the music of the iconic Japanese punk band of the same name.
The six directors contributing shorts include Takashi Shimizu (The Grudge), Ken Iizuka, Shinichi Kudo, Ten Shimoyama, Noboru Iguchi and Lee Sang-il. Cast includes Masatoshi Nagase (Mystery Train) who stars in Kudo’s segment, Frozen Expectation.
Active from 1985 to 1995, The Blue Hearts have been compared to Western bands such as the Sex Pistols and the Ramones. Some of their songs were covered in Nobuhiro Yamashita’s 2005 indie hit Linda Linda Linda.
An incomplete version of The Blue Hearts omnibus film was screened at this year’s Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival.
Nikkastu’s Cannes slate also includes Roman Porno Reboot, a series of five features from leading Japanese directors inspired by the Roman Porno genre, and Kazuya Shiraishi »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Liz Shackleton)
Familiar and frightening faces from two of Japan’s biggest horror franchises, Ringu (aka The Ring) and Ju-On (aka The Grudge), haunt humans who get caught in their cursed crossfire in the new trailer for Sadako vs Kayako.
Like something plucked from a horror fan’s daydream, Sadako vs Kayako will feature a showdown between the supernatural antagonists from the Ringu and Ju-On franchises. Horror fans living in Japan won’t have to wait long to lay eyes on Sadako vs Kayako, as the film is scheduled for a June 18th release. There’s no word yet on when it will debut elsewhere in the world. In the meantime, Paramount will release Rings in the Us on October 28th.
Sadako vs Kayako is directed by Kôji Shiraishi and stars Mizuki Yamamoto, Tina Tamashiro, Aimi Satsukawa, Misato Tanaka, Masahiro Kômoto, and Masanobu Andô, with Takako Fuji reprising her role as the »
- Derek Anderson
In the early 2000s, "versus" movies were quite popular, with Freddy vs. Jason, Alien vs Predator and several other movies hitting theaters, pitting two cinematic icons against each other. Earlier this year, the "versus" format was pushed to a whole new level with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, although that wasn't really a true "versus" movie, since it helped set up Warner Bros.' Justice League universe. The format will go back to its horror roots this summer with the Japanese movie Sadako vs. Kayako, which pits the evil spirits from The Ring and The Grudge against each other. Today we have a new trailer and photos which showcases the horror battle of the year.
Ironically enough, Sadako vs Kayako was actually birthed through an April Fool's Day joke which quickly went viral. Japanese studio Kadokawa and NBCUniversal Japan realized the cinematic potential of this joke, and Sadako vs. Kayako was born. »
Whenever a movie sits on the shelf for more than a couple years before being released, it’s hard not to wonder if the reason is because it turned out poorly. But when you look through the history books, or run a quick Google search, you’ll realize that many exceptional horror movies have languished in pre-release hell over the years. Films like You’re Next, The Cabin in the Woods, and Trick ‘r Treat took their sweet time entering our lives, and the same can certainly be said about Flight 7500 (formerly 7500).
But was this one worth the wait?
Written by Craig Rosenberg and directed by Takashi Shimizu (The Grudge), and originally set for release way back in 2012, Flight 7500 centers on the passengers of a doomed flight from Los Angeles to Tokyo. »
- John Squires
Our monthly round up of horror DVDs and Blu-rays, led by the wonderful and terrifying Audition...
So, it seems to be time once again to ask that age-old question: what’s your favourite cinematic depiction of conjoined twins? Ranging from the mutoid majesty of That Guy In Total Recall With The Talking Stomach Baby through to the Farrelly brothers’ gross-out gubbins Stuck On You, Hollywood has carved a progressive path in its depiction of wretched freaks of nature, magical otherworldly beings and monstrous killers. Following in this glorious tradition of stigmatising the disabled (insert Iain Duncan Smith reference here), this month sees the Bluray release of Frank Henenlotter’s classic splatter comedy Basket Case trilogy.
The director of the equally subtle Frankenhooker cut his teeth with his 1982 cult favourite Basket Case, which told the tale of the Bradley brothers, bemulleted Duane (Kevin van Hentenryck), the ostensibly ’normal »
Directed by Takashi Miike.
A widower holds auditions to find a new love, only the woman he chooses isn’t quite what she appears to be.
If you’ve yet to see Takashi Miike’s 1999 movie Audition then you can be damn sure you’ve heard about it somewhere down the line. This is because Audition is one of the landmark horror movies of Asian cinema, cementing Miike’s reputation as a genre filmmaker of note and displaying a level of violence and terror that western cinema was yet to embrace on a mainstream level.
Having been made a widower after his wife dies of an illness, Shigeharu Aoyama (Ryo Ishibashi – The Grudge) is left to raise their young son Shigehiko. A few years later the now teenage Shigehiko (Tetsu Sawaki – Hush!) is encouraging his father to remarry »
- Amie Cranswick
The first trailer for Sadako vs. Kayako has been released. J-horror fans will remember Kayako from The Grudge series of horror films, with the first debuting in 2004. Sadako debuted in the 1998 film Ringu, from director Hideo Nakata. Director Takashi Shimizu, from The Grudge, has co-written this horror movie mash-up; Kôji Suzuki is the other co-writer. Developed from an April Fool's joke and faux trailer, Sadako vs. Kayako is being produced by Kadokawa and NBC Universal Entertainment Japan. The film's first exciting trailer is showing here. Plot details remain sparse. However, from the trailer, promotional material and title, it is obvious that these two horror icons will compete for bodies, both onscreen and in theatre seats. As well, Sadako vs. Kayako will be presented in 4-d, in Japan. The release date is scheduled for this summer, June 2016. For those unfamiliar (like this film fan), 4-d introduces physical effects such as strobe lights, »
- email@example.com (Michael Allen)
They are two of Japan's biggest http://movieweb.com/death-house-movie-cast-horror-icons/horror icons. And they are about to battle it out in the epic crossover thriller Sadako Vs Kayako. While we awaited the stateside sequel Rings, which arrives this October, and another installment of The Grudge, which has not been given a release date yet, we can look forward to the original spirits going toe-to-toe in this impending J-horror extravaganza!
In the tradition of Freddy vs. Jason, the popular Japanese franchise Ringu is about to meet its scary match when it enters the world of Ju-On. Both original movies, which have since been adapted for American audiences, kicked off what has become known as the J-Horror craze back in the late 90s. And it's a sub-genre that has flourished ever since.
Both movies revolve around an evil curse, and both movies have a scary revenge-filled spirit at their core. And both »
The saga of the attempt to update the film adaptation of Stephen King’s It finally looks set to end, as producer Roy Lee confirms plans to shoot the new movie later in 2016. The powerhouse producer of titles such as The Lego Movie and the How To Train Your Dragon films, as well as horror fare The Ring, The Grudge and Poltergeist, has been working on a remake of the infamous 1990 TV miniseries for some time, but it seems that the pieces are now falling into place.
Initially, Cary Fukunaga of True Detective fame was on board to co-write and direct the new adaptation, but ultimately departed the project, citing creative differences. Those differences were rumoured to centre on the type of MPAA rating the project would be aiming for. Now, however, Andy Muscietti – the director of 2013’s Mama – is in the director’s chair, and the project is back »
- Sarah Myles
Starz has announced today that Lee Majors (Do You Believe?) will play the role of Brock Williams, Ash's father, and Ted Raimi (Xena: Warrior Princess, Spider-Man) will play the role of Ash's childhood best friend, Chet Kaminski, in the Starz Original series Ash Vs. Evil Dead. The series was previously renewed for a second season and will return in 2016. Starz hasn't announced when the show will premiere yet, or when production may begin.
Majors started his television career in The Big Valley, going on to The Men from Shiloh, to Owen Marshall Counselor at Law to The Six Million Dollar Man to The Fall Guy to Tour of Duty to Raven and countless television appearances on many series, specials, award shows and movies. He began his film career with Will Penny alongside Charlton Heston. Majors recently completed filming two movies Almosting It and Do You Believe?. Majors will start filming »
Two groovy new additions have been made to the Season 2 cast of Ash vs Evil Dead, as Starz has announced that Lee Majors will play Brock Williams, the father of Ash, while Ted Raimi—who appeared in the first three Evil Dead movies—will play Chet Kaminski, Ash's best friend from childhood.
Press Release: Beverly Hills, Calif., February 10, 2016 - Starz has announced today that Lee Majors (Do You Believe) will play the role of Brock Williams, Ash’s father, and Ted Raimi (“Xena: Warrior Princess,” Spider-Man) will play the role of Ash’s childhood best friend, Chet Kaminski, in the Starz Original series “Ash vs Evil Dead.” The series was previously renewed for a second season and will return in 2016.
- Derek Anderson
Starz has announced today that Lee Majors (Do You Believe) will play the role of Brock Williams, Ash’s father, and Ted Raimi (“Xena: Warrior Princess,” Spider-Man) will play the role of Ash’s childhood best friend, Chet Kaminski, in the Starz Original series Ash vs Evil Dead. The series was previously renewed for a second season and will return in 2016.
Majors started his television career in “The Big Valley,” going on to “The Men from Shiloh,” to “Owen Marshall Counselor at Law,” to “The Six Million Dollar Man,” to “The Fall Guy,” to “Tour of Duty,” to “Raven” and countless television appearances on many series, specials, award shows and movies. He began his film career with Will Penny and Charlton Heston. Majors recently completed filming two movies Almosting It and Do You Believe. Majors will start filming on two feature films this summer, plus he has a lineup of »
- Kellvin Chavez
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