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Round-Up: The Horror Network Release Details, Film4 FrightFest Halloween Event, Watch a Clip from 6:15

5 October 2015 10:09 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The Horror Network anthology, directed by some of the horror genre's newest talents, will arrive on DVD and VOD on October 27th. Also in this round-up: details on the Film4 FrightFest Halloween event and a clip from the zombie film 6:15.

The Horror Network: Press Release: "New York, NY - Wild Eye Releasing has set loose the latest entry in the horror anthology genre, The Horror Network.  Created by Brian Dorton and Douglas Conner, this first volume of terror tales features segments directed by Dorton, Conner, Joseph Graham, Manuel Marín, Lee Matthews and Ignacio Martín Lerma, the series has been hailed as "a collection of nightmares that scream for all horror fans to see." The film will be available on DVD and VOD October 27th.

Serial killers, ghostly phone calls, inner demons, otherworld monsters and creepy stalkers collide in this frightening anthology. Six of horror's most promising new directing talents »

- Tamika Jones

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Film4 FrightFest announces line-up for Halloween 2015 event

2 October 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Film4 FrightFest has announced their line-up for their big Halloween 2015 event with James Purefoy and Olga Kurylenko leading the guest line-up. The line-up includes a totally shocking threequel, a haunted house of horrors, demonic possession, claustrophobic tank terror, a head-spinning brutal thriller and a secret screening.

The Film4 FrightFest Halloween event is back at the Prince Charles Cinema on Saturday 24 Oct with six brand new movies, including two World premieres, a European and two UK premieres. This year’s Shockathon kicks off at 11am with the surprise movies which guarantees a sci-fi cocktail of weird creatures, crude humour and hilarious action. Here is the press release:

Next up is the UK Premiere of The Vatican Tapes, a dynamic, unusual and thrilling exorcism shocker by Crank director Mark Neveldine. This is followed by the World Premiere of The Unspoken, a chill-orientated sinister ghost story with an insidious sting in its tale. »

- Ricky Fernandes

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Film4 FrightFest Announces Their Halloween Event Lineup!

2 October 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Hey London genre freaks! Do you need a jump start to the week leading up to Halloween? Well boy howdy do the folks at Film4 FrightFest have an event for you. The Film4 FrightFest Halloween Event happens on Friday, October 24th at the Prince Charles Cinema! They have just announce their lineup and if none of these films get you in the mood for Halloween then quite frankly nothing can be done for you. This year's Shockathon kicks off at 11am with the surprise movies which guarantees a sci-fi cocktail of weird creatures, crude humour and hilarious action. Next up is the UK Premiere of The Vatican Tapes, a dynamic, unusual and thrilling exorcism shocker by Crank director Mark Neveldine. This is followed by the World Premiere...

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Halloween FrightFest to shift from night to day

2 October 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Guests include James Purefoy and Olga Kurylenko for UK premiere of Stephen S. Campanelli’s Momentum.

Film4 FrightFest has unveiled the line-up for its annual Halloween event.

Unlike previous editions, this year will see the event take place throughout the day as opposed to being the traditional all-nighter.

For the second consecutive year, the Halloween event will take place at FrightFest’s spiritual home of London’s Prince Charles Cinema on Oct 24.

Talking of the change in structure, FrightFest co-director Alan Jones said: “Enough with the after dark jitters, caffeine fixes and trying to stay awake through the last movie. FrightFest is always ahead of the curve when it comes to redefining event experiences so here’s our latest innovation.

“All before midnight you’ll delight in fright with six of the must-see movies of the moment. Carefully selected by the FrightFest team of experts to show exactly where the genre is right now, these six nightmares »

- (Ian Sandwell)

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Fast & Furious 8 can't find a director

23 September 2015 10:16 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Justin Lin has passed. James Wan has passed. Jaume Collet-Serra has passed. Universal is facing a race to find a Fast & Furious 8 director.

With a 2017 release date already locked, Universal needs to get moving shortly on the next entry in the Fast & Furious movie saga. The last film, Fast & Furious 7, has proven to be the most successful to date, grossing a staggering $1.511bn worldwide earlier this year. It's now gobbling up cash on home formats.

However, getting Fast & Furious 8 moving is proving to be a problem, as the studio hasn't yet locked down a director.

James Wan, who helmed the last film, has committed to making Robotech for Sony and Aquaman for Warner Bros. He's also in the midst of shooting The Conjuring 2 right now. Universal did reportedly have an option in Wan's contract to make Fast & Furious 8 and Fast & Furious 9, but given the extreme difficulties »

- simonbrew

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Watch: This Movie Phone Supercut is a Comical Cinematic Conference Call

21 September 2015 2:43 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: Supercut Highlights 26 Movies With Beautiful Black-And-White Cinematography Cell phones, pay phones, rotary phones and one walkie talkie all make an appearance as Youtube user Burger Fiction takes decades worth of memorable film characters talking on the telephone and mashes them together into one crazy call. The new three-minute supercut takes bits of dialogue from dozens of popular films and splices them together to make it seem like one continuous phone conversation. This leads to some absurd juxtapositions, like Jon Heder as Napoleon Dynamite asking Jason Statham in "Crank" to bring him Chapstick, or Ellen Page on her hamburger phone in "Juno" announcing her pregnancy to Danny Glover on a comically large cell phone in "Lethal Weapon." Check out the video above. Read More: Watch: Gorgeous Supercut Puts the First and Final Shots of Movies Side-by-Side »

- Wil Barlow

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Viva La Madness: Jason Statham's Layer Cake sequel moves to TV

18 September 2015 12:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The mighty Jason Statham's Viva La Madness project - a follow-up to the Layer Cake book - has moved to the telly realm...

Two things that have been happening more and more, recently: big movie stars moving to the small screen, and recognisable film titles filling the telly schedules (Minority Report, Limitless and many more).

This story has them both – the mighty Jason Statham will star in Viva La Madness, a TV sequel to Layer Cake. You may have already heard that The Stath was attached to a Viva La Madness project, and now we know that it will definitely be a TV show - not a film.

The show is based on a book, Viva La Madness by J.J. Connolly. This book was a sequel to the Layer Cake novel. It’s unclear whether the TV adaptation will be set within the same universe as the 2004 Layer Cake film starring Daniel Craig, »

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First look at Crank directors new horror ‘The Vatican Tapes’

15 September 2015 6:52 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Playing as part of the Halloween festivities at Film4 FrightFest on October 24th 2015, The Vatican Tapes comes from Crank director by Mark Neveldine and stars Olivia Taylor Dudley, Michael Peña, Dougray Scott, Djimon Hounsou, Peter Andersson, Kathleen Robertson and John Patrick Amedori.

After a young woman (Olivia Taylor Dudley) begins to express increasingly erratic and strange behaviors, her father (Dougray Scott) and boyfriend (John Patrick Amedori), along with priest Father Lozano (Michael Peña) and two Vatican exorcists (Djimon Hounsou and Peter Andersson as Cardinal Bruun), come to realise that she’s been taken over by an ancient satanic force. It’s all up to Father Lozano to wage war for more than just Angela’s soul, but for the world as we know it…

Signature Entertainment will release The Vatican Tapes in cinemas and on demand on October 30th.


- Phil Wheat

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The Vatican Tapes Blu-ray / DVD Release Details and Cover Art

10 September 2015 12:40 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A spiritual showdown between Father Lozano (Michael Peña) and a powerful demon takes center stage in director Mark Neveldine's (Crank) The Vatican Tapes. On October 20th, Lionsgate Home Entertainment will release The Vatican Tapes on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD, and we have a look at the film's cover art and list of special features.

Press Release: Santa Monica, CA (September 8, 2015) - Just in time for Halloween, prepare for a battle between good and evil in the suspenseful horror-thriller The Vatican Tapes arriving on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD and On Demand October 20 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.This haunting tale of demonic possession stars Olivia Taylor Dudley (Chernobyl Diaries), Michael Peña (American Hustle), Dougray Scott (Taken 3), and two-time Academy Award® nominee Djimon Hounsou (Best Supporting Actor, Blood Diamond, 2006). The Vatican Tapes Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.99 and $19.98 respectively. »

- Derek Anderson

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UK poster and trailer for The Vatican Tapes

9 September 2015 2:33 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new UK trailer for the upcoming horror film The Vatican Tapes has debuted this evening, and we have it for you below, as well as the film’s poster!

Directed by Mark Neveldine (Crank), The Vatican Tapes stars Michael Pena (Ant-Man), Olivia Taylor Dudley (Transcendence), Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible 2), Djimon Hounsou (Fast & Furious 7), Kathleen Robertson (Boss) and Michael Pare (Bone Tomahawk).

After a young woman (Olivia Taylor Dudley) begins to express increasingly erratic and strange behaviors, her father (Dougray Scott) and boyfriend (John Patrick Amedori), along with priest Father Lozano (Michael Peña) and two Vatican exorcists (Djimon Hounsou and Peter Andersson as Cardinal Bruun), come to realise that she’s been taken over by an ancient satanic force. It’s all up to Father Lozano to wage war for more than just Angela’s soul, but for the world as we know it…

Signature Entertainment presents The Vatican Tapes »

- Scott J. Davis

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Venice Film Review: ‘Retribution’

2 September 2015 11:12 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Retribution” is the kind of aggressive-sounding abstract noun that has served as the title for many a boilerplate thriller over the years, so it’s by no means a misleading moniker for Spanish helmer Dani de la Torre’s souped-up but soulless car-chase fiesta. Even more tellingly, its original title translates as “Unknown” — presumably unusable given that it recently graced a Liam Neeson actioner of the knuckle-headedly enjoyable standard to which de la Torre’s debut feature plainly aspires. By any name, however, this story of a corrupt banker trapped behind the wheel when an unidentified bomber targets his sleek BMW SUV is strictly a cruise-control affair: Impersonal, illogical and short on self-aware wit, it’s a curious choice of opener for the independent-oriented Venice Days program. Commercial potential in Spanish-speaking territories is strong; for the director, it’s a persuasive calling card for equivalently anonymous Hollywood assignments.

For anyone who watched “Locke, »

- Guy Lodge

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Watch a montage of Jason Statham punching people

30 August 2015 3:59 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Since his debut in Guy Ritchie’s 1998 film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, actor Jason Statham has emerged in the past few years as one of the leading action heroes currently working, with his popularity being proven by the fact that the Transporter series, which he headlined for the first three films, has gone on to a tv show adaptation and will be rebooted in theatres next weekend with The Transporter Refueled. That’s not the only action franchise Statham has headlined, however, as he has also been the leading man in the Crank films and been a part of the Expendables franchise and, more recently, the Fast and Furious franchise.

Action heroes often have to throw lots of punches onscreen, and Statham has been no exception in this regard. Now the youtube channel Burger Fiction has put together a compilation of the numerous punches Statham has thrown onscreen »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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93 movie remakes and reboots currently in the works

19 August 2015 2:05 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From The Craft and The Birds to The Fugitive and She's All That, the many film reboots and remakes currently in the works...

Over the years that Den Of Geek has been going, we've regularly been charting the assortment of reboots and remakes that are making their way through the Hollywood system. This, then, is the current state of play. We've removed a bunch of projects that seem utterly dead - the once mooted remakes of Videodrome and Timecrimes, for instance - but we'll keep this list up to date as and when we hear of more.

Without further ado, here's what's coming up...


One of Hollywood's most on and off projects, the current state of the live action Akira remake is that it's back in the works. Marco J Ramirez, the showrunner for season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil show, has been hired to pen a screenplay. Warner Bros is still backing the film, »

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A Young Woman Gets Possessed by the Devil . Yawn . in The Vatican Tapes

25 July 2015 9:47 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The world needs another exorcism movie like it needs another land war in Asia, but I still had some hope for The Vatican Tapes. Its director, Mark Neveldine, is one half of the team of Neveldine/Taylor, who gave us the amazing Crank movies, and it wouldn’t have been too foolish to hope that he might have infused this most tired of horror sub-genres with some gonzo flair. Unfortunately, The Vatican Tapes is a tired, un-scary, incoherent mess.Let me summarize the plot: A young woman is possessed by the Devil. The end. Okay, fine, there’s a bit more to it than that, but not too much more. Her name is Angela (Olivia Dudley), and she’s preparing to move in with her boyfriend (John Patrick Amedori), a situation with which her God-fearing father (Dougray Scott) isn’t entirely happy. One of the film’s few bright spots »

- Bilge Ebiri

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Movie Review – The Vatican Tapes

24 July 2015 6:24 AM, PDT | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

You know the one about the young girl who gets possessed, nobody believes it, and someone of power has to perform an exorcism in the 3rd act? Sure you do. We get this movie or some variation therein, a few times a year. Sometimes it’s a demon, sometimes it’s a ghost, but it always ends up being roughly the same film outline. Popping bones and inhuman movement or contortion is a given, speaking in lounges, and there’s a fake out where you think the entity has left…But Not Yet! Before going any further I should say that yes, The Vatican Tapes is precisely one of these movies. The last time I caught one before this was last year’s Deliver Us from Evil, which came from Scott Derrickson. I didn’t care for that, but coincidentally Derrickson’s The Exorcism of Emily Rose was the last theatrical one I really enjoyed. »

- Mike Hassler

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The Vatican Tapes Review

23 July 2015 7:15 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Mark Neveldine, best known for his wild collaborations with Brian Taylor (Crank/Gamer), is one of the most lovably renegade filmmakers in the game today. His daredevil dedication to achieving the perfect shot has been detailed by curious paparazzi members on numerous occasions, because when you see a director holding onto a motorcycle while wearing rollerblades, you tend to get a little curious. But his latest film, The Vatican Tapes, is a solo departure from those typically outrageous action stylings. There’s no need for high-speed filming techniques in this barely-found-footage exorcism thriller, as this religious shocker calls for a much more restrained lens. Possession plotlines require a low-and-slow handling – something Neveldine isn’t exactly used to doing.

In this 2009 Black List script penned by Christopher Borrelli and Michael C. Martin, a young girl named Angela (Olivia Taylor Dudley) finds herself becoming possessed by a demonic force. What starts as »

- Matt Donato

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Film Review: ‘The Vatican Tapes’

23 July 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s no ordinary case of demonic possession that rouses the attention of the Catholic Church in “The Vatican Tapes” — more like the sort of full-on egg-vomiting, eyeball-gouging spiritual meltdown that suggests the Antichrist herself now walks among us. And director Mark Neveldine, who is no master of dread but a dab hand at dispensing regular shocks, brings an undeniable lunatic conviction to this cheaply derivative religio-horror freakout, while running up the sort of abnormally high body count you’d expect from a “Die Hard” sequel rather than an occult thriller. Silly, screechy and eminently watchable, this thrifty horror exorcise (er, exercise) could yield decent theatrical profit for Pantelion Films, and might turn even more heads in VOD play.

While the original 2009 Black List-selected screenplay (written by Chris Morgan and Michael C. Martin) took the form of a found-footage movie, the filmmakers wisely opted to buck that overdone genre trend. »

- Justin Chang

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Exclusive Interview: Michael Peña on The Vatican Tapes and Ant-man

23 July 2015 3:31 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Michael Peña's played a wide range of roles in his career, always providing viewers with fully believable characters who enhance the stories they inhabit. His latest onscreen roles—Father Lozano in The Vatican Tapes and Luis in Ant-Man—are no exceptions, and Daily Dead recently had the chance to talk with Michael Peña about playing an exorcism-tasked priest, working with Paul Rudd in the new Marvel movie, and more.

The Vatican Tapes is your first foray into the horror genre. What attracted you to this story?

Michael Peña: For me, it always starts with the script. I remember reading the script—whenever you're feeling scared when you're reading something, when there's a big emotional response, that's always a pretty good thing. And that's what happened on this one. It stuck with me even when I went to bed. I'm friends with Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi—the guys who produced this movie. »

- Derek Anderson

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The Vatican Tapes | Review

23 July 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Better the Devil You Show: Neveldine’s Solo Outing Can’t Quite Reach its Inner Demon

It’s hard to figure out who these religious themed horror films are made for. Director Mark Neveldine, stepping out on his own for the first time following four co-directed efforts with Brian Taylor (the team behind the Crank films and that Nicolas Cage sequel Ghost Rider), can’t seem to provide an answer with this derivative hunk of spiritually solicited scares, yanking plot points from ye classic films of yonder, like The Omen and The Exorcist, but whittled down to a palatable PG-13 rating for the kiddies. Those who are actually religious find these forays into devilish mayhem blasphemous or exploitational, while an increasing number of staunch non-believers need a bit more than the run-of-the-mill possession flick to be goaded into the thrill of a fantasy they don’t believe in anyway.

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- Nicholas Bell

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Crank 3 Might Actually Happen

22 July 2015 10:19 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Never underestimate the determination of a filmmaker, as it's one of the most powerful creative forces in the world. It's what's kept Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote alive long enough to become an Amazon project, and it's also what might net us a new Hellboy film . provided Pacific Rim 2 pulls down the cash to warrant it. Most importantly, at least when it comes to the duo commonly known as Neveldine/Taylor, it's what might bring Chev Chelios back for one more round of jacked up carnage in Crank 3! Screen Crush recently interviewed one half of the directing collective that brought us the first two entries in the Crank series, as well as Gamer and Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance, Mark Neveldine. With his new film The Vatican Tapes due for release this Friday, it seemed like a good time to catch up with the first time »

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