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Lionsgate to re-release Saw

27 August 2014 10:43 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The studio will roll out the notorious horror film on the occasion of its tenth anniversary.

Saw will play in select screenings on October 30 and officially re-launch on October 31.

James Wan directed from a screenplay he co-wrote with Leigh Whannel, who stars alongside Cary Elwes. Tobin Bell plays Jigsaw.

Saw opened over the weekend of October 29-31 2004 and went on to gross $55.2m in North America, spawning an $874m global franchise. The top earner in the seriesat the North American box office was 2005 release Saw II on $87m.

“The launch of Saw was a signature event in Lionsgate’s history, establishing our first franchise and paving the way for our growth into a global studio,” said Lionsgate president of acquisitions & co-productions Jason Constantine. “We are excited for our fans to revisit the twisted magic that first blew their minds on Halloween 2004.”

“As part of Saw’s tenth anniversary, we’re thrilled to give new fans and audiences »

- (Jeremy Kay)

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Saw: The Complete Movie Collection Blu-ray, Digital Coming in September

7 August 2014 7:22 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Lionsgate stopped cranking out Saw films roughly four years ago and that decision opened the door for the inevitable compilation Blu-ray box set, which has taken its time materializing. A listing  at online retailer has finally confirmed the set's existence and provided us with a September 23, 2014 release date for what Lionsgate is calling Saw: The Complete Movie Collection.

You have to take a stroll down memory lane to recollect how many Saw films Lionsgate produced between 2004 and 2010. The horror franchise started with Saw (2004) and then delivered annual entries with Saw II (2005), Saw III (2006), Saw IV (2007), Saw V (2008), Saw VI (2009) and Saw 3D (2010).

Saw: The Complete Movie Collection will include the unrated cuts of all seven Saw films on Blu-ray and Digital HD across three discs. It would be unfortunate if Saw 3D wasn't presented in 3D, but that's a possibility considering there's no mention of 3D on the box art. »

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Saw II director Darren Lynn Bousman to helm sci-fi action film Apex

12 July 2014 1:33 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Darren Lynn Bousman, who directed such films as Saw II, Saw II, Saw IV, 11-11-11, and The Barrens has set his sights on his next film: an indie sci-fi action flick called Apex. 

Described as a mix of Predator and Call of Duty, the film tells the story of a Special Ops team sent to optain a weapon of mass destruction from North Korea. The team is then transported to another world, and must fight for survival against a dangerous alien race.

Written by newcomer James E. Cavanaugh, Apex is taking shape at 2511 Productions in association with Ambiance Pictures. Joe Di Maio (Kid Cannibis, The Last Call) will produce along with Aaron Ray (V/H/S, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt).

Bousman calls Apex “a love letter to the sci-fi films I grew up watching with my dad, such as Alien, Predator, Enemy Mine, Tremors. But I also want it »

- James Garcia

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‘Saw II’ Director Gets ‘Apex,’ Described as ‘Predator’ Meets ‘Call of Duty’

11 July 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Darren Lynn Bousman, the horror director behind Saw numbers II, III, and IV, is moving on to some different kinds of thrills. He’s attached himself to Apex, an indie sci-fi pic described as “Predator meets Call of Duty.” James E. Cavanaugh penned the script. Hit the jump for more details. According to THR, Apex follows […]

The post ‘Saw II’ Director Gets ‘Apex,’ Described as ‘Predator’ Meets ‘Call of Duty’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Saw Helmer Will Take Sci-Fi Apex, Described As “Predator Meets Call Of Duty”

11 July 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Darren Lynn Bousman, the man behind several of the ultra-successful Saw entries including the original sequel Saw II, has just signed on to direct an indie sci-fi actioner called Apex, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Described as “Predator meets Call of Duty,” Apex is set to center on a secretive Special Ops team deployed on a covert mission to North Korea in hopes of securing a weapon of mass destruction. During the mission, the team is transported to another world and finds itself pitted against a hostile and extremely dangerous alien species. So, basically Predators but with military men instead of criminals.

James E. Cavanaugh came up with the idea for Apex (right) and penned the script, putting an emphasis on bringing current scientific trends in physics and biology into the story. Cavanaugh will be producing Apex with Ambiance Pictures’ Joe Di Mao (Kid Cannabis), 2511 Productions and Aaron Ray (V »

- Isaac Feldberg

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'Predator' Meets 'Call of Duty' in Director Darren Lynn Bousman's 'Apex'

10 July 2014 7:15 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Darren Lynn Bousman is attached to direct the indie sci-fi action-thriller Apex for 2511 Productions.

The plot is being described as a cross between Predator and the hit video game Call of Duty, centering on a Special Ops team tasked with finding a weapon of mass destruction in North Korea. When the Wmd is transported into another world, these soldiers find themselves going up against a deadly alien race.

James E. Cavanaugh came up with the original idea and wrote the screenplay, which addresses current trends in physics and biology. The screenwriter will also produce alongside Joe Di Maio (Kid Cannabis, Last Call) and Aaron Ray (V/H/S, The Ministers). The producers are envisioning Apex as a transmedia property, and plan to reveal concept art and alien designs at this year's Comic-Con.

Here's what Darren Lynn Bousman had to say about the project in a statement, where he said he »

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Darren Lynn Bousman to Direct Sci-Fi Action Movie Apex; Described as Predator Meets Call Of Duty

10 July 2014 7:10 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, Saw III, Saw IV) is set to direct the independent sci-fi action movie Apex.  The project, scripted by James E. Cavanaugh, is described as Predator meets Call of Duty.  A special ops unit is sent to retrieve a Wmd from North Korea and ends up transported to another world where they must fight a dangerous alien race.  It's an interesting premise---sounds like it could make a nice double feature with Edge of Tomorrow.  I am curious to see what Bousman and 2511 Productions can do with an indie budget to create an alien world. Hit the jump for quotes from Bousman on his vision for Apex. Courtesy of Heat Vision: "Bousman sees Apex as 'a love letter to the sci-fi films I grew up watching with my dad, such as Alien, Predator, Enemy Mine, Tremors. But I also want it to have the more modern feel »

- Brendan Bettinger

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The State Within TV review: unknown knowns

9 July 2014 5:58 AM, PDT | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A riveting BBC political thriller offering one of the most trenchant explorations yet of the sick symbiosis between big government and big business. I’m “biast” (pro): love Jason Isaacs and Ben Daniels

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

I wasn’t planning on writing anything about this. I only came across it on Netflix (it’s available in the U.S. and the U.K., but not Canada) because I’m crushing on Ben Daniels (just inducted into the Boyfriend Hall of Fame) and there were no Law & Order: UK reruns on at that moment and I needed a fix. And this had Jason Isaacs in it, too! Double yum.

But oh my god, now that I’ve finished all seven episodes — it’s a limited miniseries, so that’s all there will ever be — I feel like I »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Crime Time: Top 10 Serial Killers in Movies

21 May 2014 2:47 PM, PDT | | See recent ReelzChannel news »

The phrase "serial killer" is most often attributed to the late FBI agent Robert Ressler, who coined the term along with fellow agent John Douglas as they began profiling and researching murder cases in the 1970s. His work led him to have direct contact with serial killers, with Ressler apparently receiving a painting from killer John Wayne Gacy with an inscription that apparently read: "Dear Bob Ressler, you cannot hope to enjoy the harvest without first laboring in the fields. Best wishes and good luck. Sincerely, John Wayne Gacy, June 1988."

The inscription sounds like it came out of a movie, which perhaps isn't so surprising since Hollywood has been making movies about serial killers since the silent era. Sometimes these movies are about real-life killers, other times they are based on real-life killers or events, or, and perhaps even more disturbing, they are based on nothing but imagination. Either way, »

- Ryan Gowland

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Chad Michael Murray Heads Into Darren Bousman's Abattoir

16 May 2014 1:16 PM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

We've been talking about Darren Bousman's (Saw II, III, IV; Repo! The Genetic Opera; The Devil's Carnival) latest flick Abattoir for what feels like forever. Finally we have some solid news to report!

According to Variety Chad Michael Murray (pictured) is attached to star, with plans to deliver the flick by 2015.

Bousman is set to direct Abattoir, which will be produced by Radical Studios. Bousman will work from a screenplay by Christopher Monfette, who adapts the Radical Publishing comic book miniseries created by Bousman.

Abattoir centers on a Boston real-estate reporter who unearths an urban legend about someone who has spent decades buying homes where horrific tragedies have occurred and piecing them together, ultimately leading to the enigmatic Jebediah Crone and the answer to the terrifying question: How do you build a haunted house?

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- Steve Barton

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Versatile Rolls Out ‘Abattoir,’ ‘Blind,’ Picks Up ‘Gente’ (Exclusive)

16 May 2014 11:14 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

One-year-old Versatile, the Paris-based sales company headed by Pape Boye and Violaine Pichon, has closed a slew of sales on two flagship titles on its first-year slate: Supernatural thriller “Abattoir,” helmed by Darren Lynn Bousman, director of “Saw II,” “Saw III” and “Saw IV,” and Sundance winner “Blind,” from first-time Norwegian helmer Eskil Vogt.

Underscoring the robust eclecticism of its slate, Versatile is also introducing at Cannes “Gente de bien,” Colombian Franco Lolli’s Critics’ Week entry.

Produced by Jesse Berger via Radical Studios’ genre banner Dark Web, and co-produced by France’s Les Enfants Terribles, run by Yoel Dahan and Yohan Baiada, “Abattoir” will topline on-the-rise Chad Michael Murray, who stars opposite Nicolas Cage in “Left Behind,” and Alexandra Breckenridge (“Other People’s Children”).

Currently, a multi-territory deal for the U.K., Eastern Europe, Brazil, South Africa, India, Indonesia and Portugal is pending announcement. A separate deal for German-speaking rights will also be announced. »

- John Hopewell

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Abattoir Sales Trailer Gets Noticed

6 May 2014 11:40 AM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

The sales trailer for the new film from Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III, IV; Repo! The Genetic Opera; The Devil's Carnival) recently found its way online in a video for Full Sail University's How to Get Noticed in Hollywood Today program and you can dig it right now!

It should be Explicitly noted that this is just a proof on concept trailer and it contains no footage from the actual film itself. You can find it at the 32 minute mark of the video, but we recommend, especially if you're a new filmmaker, that you watch the whole chat with Bousman as it's as interesting as they come. The man knows his shit! Check it out!

Bousman is set to direct Abattoir, which will be produced by Radical Studios. Bousman will work from a screenplay by Christopher Monfette, who adapts the Radical Publishing comic book miniseries created by Bousman.

Abattoir »

- Steve Barton

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The Stuff Blu-Ray Review

10 March 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Larry Cohen

Starring: Michael MoriartyAndrea Marcovicci, Paul Sorvino, Danny Aiello and Garrett Morris

Running Time: 93 minutes

Certificate: 15

Ben & Jerry have strong competition as a luscious new dessert hits the stores and is taking supermarket shelves by storm. But just what does this mysterious goo, secretly oozing from the Earth, offer those munching on its sugary goodness?

Coming courtesy of cult horror auteur Larry Cohen, the legendary figure schooled in the low-budget Roger Corman form of quick filmmaking, The Stuff is one of those unique creature-features impossible not to like despite it’s cheap cheekiness. Inspired by the 1950s hits like The Blob and featuring an absurd premise taking an obvious pot shot at consumerism, corporate greed and environmental abuse, The Stuff is as intoxicating as its delicious product suggests because of the cast. Particularly Cohen regular Michael Moriarty as the swaggering industrial saboteur David “Mo” Rutherford. He’s »

- Craig Hunter

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‘The Stuff’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

27 February 2014 11:15 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Michael Moriarty, Andrea Marcovicci, Garrett Morris, Paul Sorvino, Scott Bloom, Danny Aiello, Patrick O’Neal, Alexander Scourby | Written and Directed by Larry Cohen

In 1985, New York director Larry Cohen (It’s Alive, Full Moon High) took to the camera to bring us a cult classic called The Stuff, the story of a strange “goo” found coming from the Earth which is packaged up and sold as a delicious desert treat. The only problem is that when the customers of the product eat it they turn into flesh eating zombies.

The story is not dissimilar to another cult favourite of mine, Street Trash (J. Michael Muro, 1987), which dealt with a liquor that turned it’s drinkers to sludge, only in this case the people who, for lack of a less dirty sounding term, swallow the stuff, end up as zombies. It’s a wonderfully silly plot that works wonderfully with the rest of the film. »

- Chris Cummings

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The Stuff oozes on to UK Blu-ray. You have been warned

13 February 2014 1:00 AM, PST | | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

Arrow Video is excited to announce the UK Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD release of the 1985 cult horror classic The Stuff, available to own in the UK from March 10, 2014. Coming courtesy of horror auteur Larry Cohen (director of the It’s Alive series and scribe behind the Maniac Cop trilogy), The Stuff is a titillating treat for the taste-buds which blends elements of films such as Street Trash with the straight-up B-movie flavour of The Blob. Featuring a bumper crop of bonus features such as documentary Can’t Get Enough of The Stuff: Making Larry Cohen’s Classic Creature Feature, an all-new 52-minute documentary featuring director Larry Cohen, producer Paul Kurta, actress Andrea Marcovicci, Steve Neill (mechanical makeup effects) and Kim Newman. Alongside this, the disc will also feature an introduction and trailer commentary by director and The Stuff fan Darren Bousman (Saw II, Saw III). Synopsis: The Stuff is »

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Larry Cohen's The Stuff Is About to Become a Delicious Treat on British Blu-ray

12 February 2014 11:44 AM, PST | | See recent Dread Central news »

Are you a fan of Larry Cohen’s subversively wacko 1985 killer yogurt flick The Stuff and have been dying for it to get a Blu-ray release? There’s good news for you, but only if you’re British or have a region-free Blu-ray player.

For our friends across the pond and the fiends here at home with region-free capabilities that can’t get enough of The Stuff, the one-of-a-kind deadly dessert social satire is bowing on Blu-ray March 10th courtesy of British distributors Arrow Video.

Michael Moriarty, Andrea Marcovicci, Garrett Morris, Paul Sorvino, and Danny Aiello star in this Larry Cohen (Q, The Winged Serpent, the It’s Alive trilogy) flick that is uniquely one of a kind.


The Stuff is the new dessert taking supermarket shelves by storm. It's delicious, low in calories, and – better still – doesn't stain the family carpet… What's not to like?! Well, for a »

- Foywonder

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Attn La: Come To A Free Screening of Dave Parker’s New Horror Film Coldwater!

3 January 2014 12:20 PM, PST | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

If you’re an La native, then listen up! Dave Park, director of The Hills Runs Red, and Bloody Disgusting want you to come out and see his latest film Coldwater, for absolutely free! Not only will you get a advance peek at what Icons own Robg calls “indie cinema at its finest!“, but you’ll get to attend a panel hosted by Bloody Disgusting, with special guests Adam Green (Hatchet, Holliston, Frozen) and Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II-IV, Mother’S Day, The Barrens)!

The screening is January 9th, 7:45 Pm, at The Crest Theater, and all you need to do is shoot an email over to for tickets. Come out, see a killer new film, and support indie cinema!


Andre, recovering from a recent accident, agrees to help his friend Robert by taking over a house-sitting job at an unusual home nestled in the heart of Coldwater Canyon. »

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