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Finally an official one-sheet is here for Jessabelle, the new film from Saw VI and Saw 3D director Kevin Greutert. Given this director's twisted past, we have to say this one is pretty damned fitting. Check it out!
Originally set for release in January of this year, the paranormal flick was recently pushed back to August and just today has been pushed back again. It's now set to hit both theaters and VOD outlets on November 7th so mark your calendars!
The film is being brought to us by the folks behind Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Sinister, and Dark Skies - Jason Blum, Paul Young, and Peter Principato, who are producing for Blumhouse Productions and Principato-Young Entertainment.
- Steve Barton
The new flick from the makers of the much reviled film The Devil Inside, entitled Wer, is coming home on DVD via Universal on September 23rd; but you can now head on over to your preferred VOD provider and find it waiting for you.
A.J. Cook ("Criminal Minds"), Simon Quarterman (The Devil Inside), Vik Sahay ("Chuck"), and Brian J. O’Connor (Epic Movie) round out the main cast of the werewolf flick directed by William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside).
Steven Schneider, producer of The Devil Inside, The Tall Man and the Paranormal Activity films, produced with Matthew Peterman (who wrote the screenplay) and Morris Paulson through their production company Prototype. Robert Hall and his Almost Human Inc. tackled the makeup and visual effects for Wer.
Following the brutal slaying of an American family vacationing in rural France, a peculiar man living near the crime scene is blindly charged with their murders. »
- Steve Barton
It's that time of the year again, kids! One of the best damned film festivals in the world, Screamfest L.A. Horror, which is taking place in Los Angeles October 14-23, has announced its first wave of titles; and there's plenty of blood to splatter around!
From the Press Release
Screamfest®, from the festival that brought you such films as Trick ‘r Treat, Paranormal Activity, The Human Centipede and American Mary, announces the first wave of the 2014 festival. Screamfest® kicks off its 14th annual event in Los Angeles on October 14-23 at the Tcl Chinese 6 Theatres.
First Wave Screening Highlights at Screamfest 2014
The Creep Behind the Camera (Us) – Directed by Pete Schuermann. The Creep Behind the Camera was an actual filmmaker named Vic Savage; a real scumbag whose only real skill was in his uncanny ability to convince the residents of 1960 Glendale, California that he was making the biggest, the Best monster movie ever made! »
- Steve Barton
Halloween season is right around the corner and that means it’s almost time for another Screamfest. The L.A. film festival that showcased movies like the cult classic Trick ‘r Treat and the franchise-spawning Paranormal Activity is now entering its 14th year. The first wave of the festival’s films have been revealed and will feature zombies, ghosts, and the return of slasher Jacob Goodnight.
The 14th annual Screamfest runs from October 14th – 23rd at the Tcl Chinese 6 Theatres in L.A.:
Hollywood, CA., August 18, 2014 – “Screamfest®, from the festival that brought you such films as Trick ‘r Treat, Paranormal Activity, The Human Centipede and American Mary, announces the first wave of the 2014 festival. Screamfest® kicks off its 14th annual event in Los Angeles on October 14 through October 23 at the Tcl Chinese 6 Theatres (6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028).
First Wave Screening Highlights at Screamfest 2014
- Derek Anderson
A thrilling new trailer has been released for Elijah Wood and Sasha Grey's new movie Open Windows. The movie comes from Timecrimes director Nacho Vigolando, and it looks great. I love the concept and how the story is told through several different forms of technology.
Jill (Sasha Grey) is a famous actress who has refused to have dinner with Nick (Elijah Wood), a fan who won a date with her in an Internet contest organized by the distributor of her latest film. In return, a guy named Chord (Neil Maskell), posing as Jill's campaign manager, tries to help Nick by letting him watch her through his computer. But the superfan soon realizes he's just a pawn in a dangerous game devised by Chord in order to hunt down the star.
The story unfolds on the screen of a laptop connected using the internet. The real-time feature has been described »
- Joey Paur
You can’t fling a dead crow in a Best Buy these days without hitting some type of “found footage” possession movie, ever since the overnight success of Oren Peli’s Paranormal Activity, and while most of these low-budget wannabes fail miserably in replicating true paranormal horror, a select few shining examples make all the underwhelming watches worthwhile. Well, Ok, almost worthwhile – have you ever seen Paranormal Entity for the love of Pete?!
David Jung’s The Possession Of Michael King happens to be one of those under-the-radar examples of truly unnerving demonic horror, mixing ample doses of religious slighting and Satanic ball-busting in a way that actually becomes horrific instead of brutishly fratty. I found myself involved in the story of Michael King (played by Shane Johnson), an unfortunate man who embarks on an ill-advised journey to prove that there are no greater powers above, below, or around us. »
- Matt Donato
“Los Angeles (August 15, 2014) – Image Entertainment, an Rlj Entertainment (Nasdaq: Rlje) brand, has acquired the North American rights to the haunted house thriller The Houses October Built. Produced by Steven Schneider (Insidious, Paranormal Activity) and Zack Andrews. The film is directed by Bobby Roe and stars Brandy Schaefer, Zack Andrews, Bobby Roe, Mikey Roe and Jeff Larson. The deal was announced today by Image Entertainment’s Svp of Acquisitions, Mark Ward.
“The Houses October Built is an instant Halloween classic,” said Ward. “This is a film that audiences will seek out year after year – and will be just as terrified each time they watch it.”
The Houses October Built takes you where no other Halloween film has gone before. Beneath the fake blood and cheap masks of countless »
- Jonathan James
I don't want Donny *or* Nicole to go home. So I'm not at all pleased with Thursday's (August 14) "Big Brother" elimination episode as we begin. Donny's just been playing the strangest of "Big Brother" games, winning key Pov challenges and getting support from Frankie and Derrick on Team America, but in a House of alliances, he hasn't made any. And Nicole has been excellent at winning Head of Household challenges, but not so effective at wielding her power. Let's see how things pan out on tonight's episode... 9:05 p.m. We're up to Day 56 in the House. "Lies and secret identities have been exposed," Julie Chen says, teasing the potential for future backstabbing, but mostly talking about that moment on Wednesday's show when Frankie told everybody who his sister was and only Victoria seemed to actually know. 9:06 p.m. In the Head of Household room, Christine is giddy that she has chosen a side, »
- Daniel Fienberg
Some quick distro news is coming in late in the day as Image Entertainment has nabbed North American rights to The Houses October Built and plans to release the thriller simultaneously in theaters and on video-on-demand.
From the Press Release:
Image Entertainment, an Rlj Entertainment brand, has acquired the North American rights to the haunted house thriller The Houses October Built, produced by Steven Schneider (Insidious, Paranormal Activity) and Zack Andrews.
"The Houses October Built is an instant Halloween classic," said Ward. "This is a film that audiences will seek out year after year - and will be just as terrified each time they watch it."
The Houses October Built takes you where no other Halloween film has gone before. »
- Steve Barton
Image Entertainment has secured The Houses October Built for distribution, reports Variety. Steven Schneider produced the faux doc; you might recognize his name from the Paranormal Activity and Insidious films. Bobby Roe directs.
The Houses October Built uses the Halloween Haunted House phenomenon that draws over 30 million visitors every October as its backdrop. Lurking beneath the surface of spooky fun, the film sheds light on the dark world of haunting.
The post Image Pays a Visit to The Houses October Built appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
The film centers on five friends who set off on a road trip to visit haunted house attractions, only to come face to face with something more blood-curdling than fake thrills. It premieres in October in 10 markets, including New York and Los Angeles.
“The Houses October Built” was produced by Steven Schneider (“Insidious,” “Paranormal Activity”) and Zack Andrews, who also acts in the picture. Newcomer Bobby Roe directs and performs in the picture. The film stars Brandy Schaefer, Mikey Roe and Jeff Larson.
- Brent Lang
Few filmmakers can be said to be as prolific and influential as George Romero. An icon of the zombie film genre, Romero’s love of horror traces back to his youth, and watching classic monster films such as Frankenstein and Dracula. Romero’s love of these films set him on a path to not only create horror films himself, but to change and redefine the genre for decades to come.
Romero’s first foray into the zombie film genre was 1968’s Night of the Living Dead. While a spectacular film in and of itself, Night of the Living Dead introduced the world to the modern zombie, and standardized the way that zombie films would be told from then on. Set in a farmhouse, the film depicts a small group of survivors fending off hordes of the reanimated dead. Prior to Romero’s take on zombies, Hollywood films depicted zombies as pale-faced minions of voodoo sorcerers. »
- Brandon Engel
This past spring, Citadel director Ciaron Foy stepped up to direct Sinister 2, the sequel to the 2012 horror film from director Scott Derrickson (who is moving into Marvel territory next). Now the film has begun production in Chicago according to a press release from Focus Features, who has dated the film for release on August 21st, 2015. In addition, some of the cast has finally been revealed with Shannyn Sossamon (A Knight's Tale) leading the film as a protective mother with twin sons (Robert & Dartanian Sloan) who find themselves in a rural house marked for death. But there's one character from the first film returning. James Ransone, who portrayed the concerned sheriff’s deputy in Sinister, will reprise his role in the sequel, which implies that the supernatural terror hasn't moved far away from the grisly activity of the first film. This is just one of many horror franchises from Blumhouse Production which also has Insidious, »
- Ethan Anderton
Exclusive: Josh Greenstein, who has been Paramount Pictures‘ chief marketing officer since 2011 and whose name has been bandied about for the big Sony marketing job, is now negotiating with Paramount to stay put. This after the walloping opening of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles this weekend — a $65M haul which surprised the heck out of everyone. And, let’s face it, a lot of the credit goes to the marketing department at Paramount. This takes both him and former marketing exec Oren Aviv out of the mix for the Sony position.
Related: Oren Aviv Expected Over at Stx Entertainment
Greenstein’s negotiations with the studio also come after opening such pics as Transformers: Age of Extinction, Anchorman 2 and The Wolf of Wall Street (to name a few). It was thought Greenstein would exit the studio last year, but then Paramount kept him engaged for another year as it released Noah, »
- Anita Busch
In 1996 producer Steven Spielberg and director Jan de Bont jump-started the Summer box office (May 10, that’s still Spring, for goodness sake!) with the release of the thriller Twister (not based on the classic Milton Bradley game, of course). The film was a big hit and sparked a brief revival in the major studio disaster flicks similar to the Irwin Allen-produced crowd-pleasers of the 1970′s. Movie technology has advanced by leaps and bounds since then, and now mass-destruction is at the fingertips of most film makers, really just a few computer keyboard clicks away. The superheroes and giant robots have been trashing towns and cities long enough, it’s time for Mother Nature to strut her stuff once more. That may be part of the thought behind the new film Into The Storm, which has its roots in that almost 20 year-old flick and the proliferation of the basic cable »
- Jim Batts
Another found footage movie about a film crew encountering supernatural shenanigans is in production, but this one has a twist: Not only is it coming all the way from Germany, but it's also a slasher! Here's the first word on Paranormal Demons.
The film, which bills itself as "a mix of Paranormal Activity and Friday the 13th," is directed by David Brückner from a screenplay by Mario von Czapiewski. It's produced by Brückner and stars Roland Freitag, Annika Strauss, Manoush, and Michael Krug.
In addition, it was just announced that American shock rocker Demon Boy has joined the soundtrack.
Even though it's being shot in Germany this October, Paranormal Demons will be all in English and internationally sold. The project is fully funded but has a Startnext page with all excess proceeds going toward improving the quality of the film.
A group of young adults interested in scary happenings »
- Debi Moore
Written by Nelson Greaves
Directed by Levan Gabriadze
Being at the cutting edge of technology in film is a recipe from which filmmakers and audiences alike can reap extraordinary benefits. Be it via the means utilized by the people behind the project to create their motion picture or a fresh idea developed within the story itself that sparks the imagination of an attentive viewer, modern technology (an odd term considering that technology is continuously evolving) can be a powerful tool in storytelling. In other examples filmmakers will adapt new gizmos that have already gained traction in the public sphere to help spruce up their tale. Screenwriter Nelson Greaves and director Levan Gabriadze collaborate on Cybernatural, a movie that puts online Skype conversations, Facebook and instant messaging front and center of a tale of revenge from beyond the grave.
- Edgar Chaput
Scott Haze doesn’t just play Lester Ballard in James Franco’s big screen adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s Child of God. Haze is Ballard. He loses himself in this role like you’ve never seen before, handing every ounce of his being over to this disturbed and violent town outcast, almost singlehandedly carrying this particularly unsettling film himself. However, thankfully, off set, the guy’s got a good sense of humor because during our one-on-one interview with him leading up to Child of God’s August 1st limited release, the lights kept going out – literally. Hit the jump to catch our half standard, half Paranormal Activity-style video interview to hear what Haze has to say about his incredibly intense prep process, choosing to live in a cave prior to shooting, how he turned his love of basketball into an acting career and more. Scott Haze: 00:00 – On »
- Perri Nemiroff
Paramount, at one point, planned to release two Paranormal Activity installments this year; the spinoff Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones released back in January, but development on Paranormal Activity 5 has gone slower than anticipated. Slow enough that, at the 2014 CineEurope Conference in June, the studio announced that the sixth Paranormal Activity movie overall won’t be releasing until 2016. Well, it turns out that might not wind up being the case, either.
Bloody Disgusting‘s sources were originally reporting that Paramount and Blumhouse Productions – the company that specializes in such high profit/low investment horror/thriller offerings as the Paranormal Activity, The Purge, and Sinister franchises – have recently fast-tracked development on PA5, with the “very ...
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- Sandy Schaefer
2013 was the first year since the Paranormal Activity franchise was launched in 2009 that a sequel wasn't released, although fans were supposed to get a double-dose of thrills this year, with the spin-off Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones that debuted in January and Paranormal Activity 5, which was initially set for an October 24 release. Last month, Paranormal Activity 5 was delayed all the way to 2016, but now a new report from Bloody-Disgusting reveals that Paramount is putting the sequel on the fast track for a 2015 release.
While it's believed that Paramount and Blumhouse may still be aiming for that October 24, 2014 date, with director Gregory Plotkin currently "working at lightning speed from a screenplay by Jason Pagan and Andrew Stark," it seems unlikely they'll be able to get the movie done and in theaters over the course of the next two and a half months. A 2015 debut is definitely more likely to happen. »
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