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Exclusive pics/comments: “Septic Man” etc. from “Monster Brawl” team

17 December 2012 1:43 PM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Foresight Features, which previously won notice with Monster Brawl and Exit Humanity, consists of Cook, John Geddes and Matt Wiele. “The three of us each formulated a basic idea for a storyline,” Cook tells Fango, “and we brought Tony, who lives just up the road, on board to turn those concepts into polished scripts. The crews for the most part were the same tight-knit, threadbare collective throughout the three productions. In May, we filmed the sci-fi thriller Ejecta [which we previously reported on here] in the remote wilderness of Grey County, starring Julian Richings [from Cube and Wrong Turn among many others].

“In July, we moved our operation down to Toronto and filmed the visual-effects spectacle Hellmouth, starring Stephen McHattie in the lead role as a grizzled gravekeeper who is enticed out of retirement to manage a particularly evil cemetery at the gates of hell. Hellmouth is a very stylized throwback to 1950s Ed Wood and Hitchcock horror, shot entirely in a greenscreen studio, »

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Exclusive pics/comments: “Septic Man” etc. from “Monster Brawl” team

17 December 2012 1:43 PM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Foresight Features, which previously won notice with Monster Brawl and Exit Humanity, consists of Cook, John Geddes and Matt Wiele. “The three of us each formulated a basic idea for a storyline,” Cook tells Fango, “and we brought Tony, who lives just up the road, on board to turn those concepts into polished scripts. The crews for the most part were the same tight-knit, threadbare collective throughout the three productions. In May, we filmed the sci-fi thriller Ejecta [which we previously reported on here] in the remote wilderness of Grey County, starring Julian Richings [from Cube and Wrong Turn among many others].

“In July, we moved our operation down to Toronto and filmed the visual-effects spectacle Hellmouth, starring Stephen McHattie in the lead role as a grizzled gravekeeper who is enticed out of retirement to manage a particularly evil cemetery at the gates of hell. Hellmouth is a very stylized throwback to 1950s Ed Wood and Hitchcock horror, shot entirely in a greenscreen studio, »

- gingold@starloggroup.com (Michael Gingold)

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Exclusive pics/comments: “Septic Man” etc. from “Monster Brawl” team

17 December 2012 1:43 PM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Foresight Features, which previously won notice with Monster Brawl and Exit Humanity, consists of Cook, John Geddes and Matt Wiele. “The three of us each formulated a basic idea for a storyline,” Cook tells Fango, “and we brought Tony, who lives just up the road, on board to turn those concepts into polished scripts. The crews for the most part were the same tight-knit, threadbare collective throughout the three productions. In May, we filmed the sci-fi thriller Ejecta [which we previously reported on here] in the remote wilderness of Grey County, starring Julian Richings [from Cube and Wrong Turn among many others].

“In July, we moved our operation down to Toronto and filmed the visual-effects spectacle Hellmouth, starring Stephen McHattie in the lead role as a grizzled gravekeeper who is enticed out of retirement to manage a particularly evil cemetery at the gates of hell. Hellmouth is a very stylized throwback to 1950s Ed Wood and Hitchcock horror, shot entirely in a greenscreen studio, »

- gingold@starloggroup.com (Michael Gingold)

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Descend To The Depths With First Septic Man Stills

13 December 2012 9:00 AM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

"I asked Tony Burgess to write us a simple script about a man trapped at the bottom of a well. He came over to discuss it, and clogged our toilet. The rest is history." Jesse Thomas CookLeave it to the writer of Pontypool to come up with a superhero origin story that involves a man trapped inside a septic tank. Throw in some serial killers and a healthy horror overtone and that's exactly what Burgess has done with Septic Man, the new feature from Monster Brawl director Jesse Thomas Cook.Indie film collective Foresight Features have followed up the release of their 2011 films Monster Brawl and Exit Humanity with a trio of new genre pictures, all set to debut in 2013.  The studio recently completed »

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Pascal Laugiers The Tall Man Comes Alive With New Motion Poster

14 August 2012 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

More assets come to life with the reveal of a new motion poster for Pascal Laugier's 'The Tall Man'. The kids are not alright in the new creepy moving poster which ultimately dissolves into the familiar view of the newest one-sheet featuring the beautiful Jessica Biel ('The Texas Chainsaw Massacre', 'The A-Team') along with the mysterious child snatcher peeking out behind her. 'The Tall Man' is already obtainable in you live in the Us through VOD and will also see a theatrical run kicking of on 31 August then a follow-up DVD/Blu-ray release from 25 September. Stephen McHattie ('Pontypool'), William B. Davis ('The X-Files'), Jodelle Ferland ('The Cabin in the Woods'), Samantha Ferris and Katherine Ramdeen also star. Head below for the new poster. »

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Pontypool Changes...into a play. Shhhhh...get yer tix

10 August 2012 7:42 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

A dialogue about how to kill people- specifically actors. It seems like as good a place as any for this story. Pontypool Changes Everything by Tony Burgess is a great novel. It has seen the light of day as a very good film and radio play as well. Now due to the diligence of my friends at Chicago's esteemed Strawdog Theater and the generosity of Burgess himself, the story will be represented as a live theater piece. It was enough to make my head spin- even without the discussion of how to kill everybody I was privy to at the first read thru last week. Pontypool the film had galvanized me. I showed it to everyone I knew, sometimes more than once. Here was a »

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Hold Up With Jessica Biel in Another New Clip from The Tall Man

6 August 2012 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Pascal Laugier's new chiller 'The Tall Man' is readily available for your viewing pleasure currently on VOD, well at least if you reside in the Us that is. It's due to arrive in theatres also across the Us from the end of this month and set for DVD and Blu-ray release next month. Us UK-ers are still awaiting an official release date so sort it out guys as all we have to go on at the moment is a whole stack load of slow drip assets. Including this new clip of star Jessica Biel ('The Texas Chainsaw Massacre') looking a little worse for wear as she holds up in a local diner. Stephen McHattie ('Pontypool'), William B. Davis ('The X-Files'), Jodelle Ferland ('The Cabin in the Woods'), Samantha Ferris and Katherine Ramdeen all co-star. Head below for the new clip. »

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Jessica Biel Clings on for Dear Life in New Clip from The Tall Man

2 August 2012 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

A new clip has arrived for Pascal Laugier's ('Martyrs') The Lanky Guy, Aka 'The Tall Man'. Jessica Biel ('Total Recall') is run ragged as she tries to track down her recently kidnapped son who has apparently been snatched by a creepy local legend. It hits VOD from 1 August and then followed up with a theatrical release from 31 August. Subsequently it is being lined up for a Blu-ray and DVD release as well from 25 September across the Us. Stephen McHattie ('Pontypool'), William B. Davis ('The X-Files'), Jodelle Ferland ('The Cabin in the Woods'), Samantha Ferris and Katherine Ramdeen all co-star alongside Biel. Head below to check out the brand new clip. »

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'Byzantium' Stills Get Bloody In Horror Bites

26 July 2012 6:40 AM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

We just announced the line-up for Tiff and Neil Jordan's "Byzantium" was among the many movies audiences have been anxious to set their sights on. The "Interview With a Vampire" director hints at one of his earliest films in these new stills courtesy of Dread Central. The image of a red-hooded Saoirse Ronan recalls Jordan's 1984 atmospheric take on the "Little Red Riding Hood" fairy tale, "The Company of Wolves." Apart from that, the photos feature blood and bugs. Gemma Arterton stars as a vampire trying to protect herself and her daughter (Ronan) from a mysterious society known as The Brotherhood. See what you make of the photos, and let us know if you're anxious for more.

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'The Conjuring' Will Appear in Theaters Soon

Haunted farmhouse tale "The Conjuring" now has a date with moviegoers. Previously known »

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If You Hate Birds, Stay Far Away from the Teaser Poster for Pontypool Changes

24 July 2012 7:43 PM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

I’m slipping, folks. I had absolutely no idea a sequel to director Bruce McDonald’s impressive 2008 horror flick “Pontypool” was in the works. According to Horror-Movies.ca, it’s been a while since any information has bubbled to the surface, which is the excuse I’m going to use for allowing this one to sneak past me. Although it’s still unclear if this is actually going to happen, the market poster on-display at this year’s Fantasia Film Festival is definitely a good sign. Here’s hoping more information about the production comes to light very soon. Thanks to the folks at Twitch for the “Pontypool Changes” imagery. Although it’s not the prettiest poster on the planet, at least it’s something. That’s more than most of us have »

- Todd Rigney

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Bleak Imagery in new Pontypool: Changes Sales Art

24 July 2012 1:03 PM, PDT | Best-Horror-Movies.com | See recent Best-Horror-Movies.com news »

Remember Bruce McDonald’s shockingly original take on zombies, Pontypool (review)? No? Well, go find it immediately, it’s a spectacular picture, and it’s got me extremely pumped to share this little bit of news with you, that comes our way courtesy of Twitch might I add. Pontypool: Changes is finally coming our way, and we’ve got a look at some simplistic yet effective sales art for you to feast on as well as a minor update on the follow up. Check out the details below! »

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Potential Pontypool Sequel Gets a Terrific Teaser Poster

24 July 2012 7:11 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

In the midst of the Fantasia Film Festival, an incredibly cool piece of teaser art has surfaced for Pontypool Changes, the proposed sequel to Bruce McDonald's 2009 film Pontypool.  

The original film is based on Tony Burgess' novel Pontypool Changes Everything and a sequel has been discussed since '09.

For a spell, it looked like the follow-up was not going to happen due to some shaky business dealings (we spoke to one producer some time ago who was uncertain if it would become a reality), hopefully it has overcome that and can finally move forward.

Head inside for a larger look at the poster.

Pontypool is named after the small town in which it's set, features veteran character actor Stephen McHattie, as a cantankerous radio DJ trapped within the station's walls as a deadly virus consumes the town, turning its citizens into cannibalistic zombie-like creatures. 

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First Teaser Artwork for Bruce McDonald Pontypool Changes Sequel

24 July 2012 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Four years ago Canadian filmmaker Bruce McDonald bought us the excellent mystery horror flick 'Pontypool'. The intriguing story, which was based on the novel 'Pontypool Changes Everything' by Tony Burgess, was excellently taut and superbly acted especially by Stephen McHattie ('Watchmen'). Around the time there was word of a planned sequel but alls been quiet ever since...until now. 'Pontypool Changes' is the sequelisation to the 2008 horror and the first piece of sales art for the follow-up has been spotted by Twitch over at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Bruce McDonald will direct once again and co-pen the adapted script along with Burgess. According to the new artwork we should expect this to land sometime in 2013. Check it out below. »

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First poster for Bruce McDonalds sequel Pontypool Changes

24 July 2012 1:47 AM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

We all loved Bruce McDonald's pseudo-zombie flick, Pontypool, which revolved around language as the virus which turned people into homicidal maniacs. As we previously reported, the long awaited sequel is in development and part of the Fantasia co-production market, which is going on right now as a sidebar to the Fantasia Film Festival, and here's the market poster found hanging in a hallway with a ton of other posters. I can't wait! [Continued ...] »

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Early Sales Art: Pontypool Changes

23 July 2012 9:28 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Believe it or not, it's been around three years since last we told you anything about the sequel to Bruce McDonald's stellar flick Pontypool (review), but lo and behold the sales art for the next film, Pontypool Changes, was spotted at this year's Fantasia International Film Festival!

Check it out below courtesy of Twitch.

Acclaimed director Bruce McDonald returns to the director’s chair with Pontypool Changes, a sequel to his highly anticipated psychological thriller Pontypool. Producer Jeffrey Coghlan has confirmed that the Pontypool sequel is reuniting McDonald with Pontypool screenwriter Tony Burgess, who adapted the original from his book 'Pontypool Changes Everything'.

Pontypool, named after the small town in which it’s set, features veteran character actor Stephen McHattie (Watchmen, 300, A History of Violence) as a cantankerous radio DJ trapped within the station’s walls as a deadly virus consumes the town, turning its citizens into cannibalistic zombie-like creatures. »

- Uncle Creepy

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Check Out The New One Sheet For Pontypool Changes!

23 July 2012 6:20 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Okay, I’m not usually the one that posts pieces about posters for upcoming films but this one caught my eye.  Since we’re not at The Fantasia Film Festival, we must live vicariously through those who are.  This tidbit was just reported on TwitchFilm and I had to share it with you.  Roughly a year ago, I read Adam Barnick’s review of Pontypool and immediately had to seek the film out.  As a fan of the zombie genre, this film blew my mind.  So when I saw this, I sort of jumped from my chair with glee.

The first film, directed by Bruce McDonald, was loosely based on Tony Burgess’s novel Pontypool Changes Everything (which is now on my ‘must read’ list!) and it seems speculative that Pontypool Changes will continue down the path the book and first movie laid forth.

While still in development, the announcement »

- Aaron Pruner

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New A Little Bit Zombie Clip Offers a Quick Bite

19 July 2012 12:15 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

There's an age old living dead related question... will zombies eat all living things or just humans? Well, in terms of the new horror comedy on its way from up North, A Little Bit Zombie, that question is totally answered. Dig in!

Phase 4 Films has picked up the U.S. home entertainment rights to the Canadian genre pic A Little Bit Zombie.

A Little Bit Zombie, directed by Casey Walker and starring Kristen Hager ("Being Human"), Stephen McHattie (Pontypool), Neil Whitely, Crystal Lowe, Kristopher Turner, and Shawn Roberts (Resident Evil: Afterlife), comes to us from the writers of Evil Dead: The Musical, Christopher Bond and Trevor Martin. Production design was handled by genre fave and all around badass Peter Mihaichuk.

For more on this film visit the official A Little Bit Zombie website, give the A Little Bit Zombie Facebook page a like, and follow A Little Bit Zombie »

- Uncle Creepy

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Phase 4 Likes Things A Little Bit Zombie

18 July 2012 12:24 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Those of you looking forward to seeing Stephen McHattie play a zombie hunter have a really good reason to be happy right now! The Canadian horror comedy A Little Bit Zombie has finally found a home Stateside. Read on for details.

THR reports that Phase 4 Films has picked up the U.S. home entertainment rights to the Canadian genre pic A Little Bit Zombie.

A Little Bit Zombie, directed by Casey Walker and starring Kristen Hager ("Being Human"), Stephen McHattie (Pontypool), Neil Whitely, Crystal Lowe, Kristopher Turner, and Shawn Roberts (Resident Evil: Afterlife), comes to us from the writers of Evil Dead: The Musical, Christopher Bond and Trevor Martin. Production design was handled by genre fave and all around badass Peter Mihaichuk.

For more on this film visit the official A Little Bit Zombie website, give the A Little Bit Zombie Facebook page a like, and follow A Little Bit Zombie »

- Uncle Creepy

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The Secret Still Not Uncovered on The Tall Man International Posters

8 July 2012 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

It's Vive La France as a new selection of French international one-sheets for mystery thriller 'The Tall Man' have crept online over the weekend. The posters, courtesy of the Imp Awards, to aid confusion all come complete with their counterpart title 'The Secret' for use as part of its French release. Hottie Jessica Biel ('Total Recall') tries her best to find her missing son after he is abducted by the mysterious tall man. Stephen McHattie ('Pontypool'), William B. Davis, Samantha Ferris and Katherine Ramdeen also star in the Pascal Laugier ('Martyrs') helmed thriller. 'The Tall Man' arrives in theatres on 31 August and will hit Blu-ray and DVD on 25 September and you can check out the batch of new international one-sheets below. »

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Jessica Biel Chases Down The Tall Man in New International French Trailer

2 July 2012 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

A new international French trailer hit the web over the weekend for Pascal Laugier's ('Martyrs') new mystery thriller venture 'The Tall Man'. The trailer is still in English but does feature French subtitles and includes the actual French title 'The Secret'. Jessica Biel -below ('Total Recall') goes on the hunt for her son after he is abducted by the terrifying local legendary character known only as 'The Tall Man'. Stephen McHattie ('Pontypool'), William B. Davis, Samantha Ferris and Katherine Ramdeen all co-star and you can check out the new trailer below. »

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