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Little Ashes Poster Featuring Robert Pattinson

22 December 2009 6:00 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Apt Films just released this new foreign movie poster for the upcoming biographical drama “Little Ashes” by director Paul Morrison and starring Javier Beltran, Matthew McNulty (Messengers 2: The Scarecrow), Marina Gatell and Robert Pattinson (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) as Salvador Dali. Synopsis: In 1922, Madrid is wavering on the edge of change as traditional values are challenged by the dangerous new influences of Jazz, Freud and the avant-garde. Salvador Dali arrives at the university; 18 years old and determined to become a great artist. His bizarre blend of shyness and rampant exhibitionism attracts the attention of two of the university’s social elite - Federico Garcia Lorca and Luis Bunel. Salvador [...] »

- Brian Corder

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Halloween 3D Gets Writer and Director

21 September 2009 11:05 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Bloody Disgusting received confirmation that Patrick Lussier, the My Bloody Valentine 3D director and editor of numerous Wes Craven films has officially signed on to direct Halloween 3D.  You can exhale now.  Lussier’s former colleague Todd Farmer (who wrote My Bloody Valentine 3D) has signed on to pen the newest installment of the Halloween franchise.  So if you loved My Bloody Valentine 3D, chances are you’re all set for Halloween 3D (brought to you by Dimension Films).

To recap my earlier post on Halloween 3D, this will be the eleventh film in the horror franchise that has grossed more than $300Mm worldwide, was started under the direction of John Carpenter and most recently rebooted by Rob Zombie.  The franchise has largely (although not exclusively) followed psycho killer Michael Myers through his Halloween night killing sprees.

 

Farmer knows his way around a scary-movie script, having written Jason X, The Messengers (the story for it, »

- Scott Miller

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This Week on DVD: Watchmen, Coraline, Pontypool

21 July 2009 9:13 AM, PDT | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

Finally after weeks of lacklustre DVD releases, we've got a decent assortment of must-buy discs to gorge on including Zack Snyder's Watchmen (both the theatrical version and the director's cut) and the beautiful stop-motion animated Coraline. There are also some interesting indie releases this week including the superhero comedy Super Capers, the surreal Zach Galifianakis flick Visioneers, and Bruce McDonald's cerebral take on the zombie genre Pontypool (unfortunately, only available in Canada at the moment). In terms of TV, we've got the second and final season of Pushing Daisies, the final season of Prison Break, and all three seasons of the cult British comedy The Mighty Boosh. Is that enough for you? What will you be picking up this week? Watchmen [1] Watchmen: Director's Cut [2] (DVD, Blu-ray [3]) Coraline [4] (DVD, Blu-ray [5]) Pontypool [6] (Canada only) The Great Buck Howard [7] (DVD, Blu-ray [8]) Echelon Conspiracy [9] (DVD, Blu-ray [10]) Visioneers [11] Super Capers [12] The Mystical »

- Sean

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Spin-ematical: New on DVD for 7/21

21 July 2009 9:02 AM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Watchmen Director's Cut

It may not have been exactly what Joel Silver was once scheming up, but Zack Snyder's adaptation is at the top of this week's new release list, with more goodness not included in the theatrical release. Blending new twists with a number of scenes straight out of the book, Watchmen is a film that Peter called "sledgehammer entertainment." Buy it. Also out on Blu-ray. (And big fans will want to also check out the Collector's Corner section for more Watchmen goodness.)

Add to Netflix queue | Buy at Amazon

Coraline

Coraline slips into another world and finds an alternate version of her life that quickly turns from laughs to frights. Stop-motion animation in 3D, with a kickass female star, all from the mind of Neil Gaiman. In her review, Jette said it "is gorgeously fantastic, in all senses of the word." Buy it. Also on Blu-ray.

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- Monika Bartyzel

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Weekly DVD & Blu-Ray Chopping List 7/21/2009

20 July 2009 2:08 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Curious to know what frightful films and devilish discs will be available to view in the privacy of your own digital dungeon this week? Fango's got you covered.

Below the jump you'll find the full list of titles arriving in-stores tomorrow, July 21, 2009 in our weekly version of the famous Fangoria Chopping List - updated with all the last-minute additions and deletions.

Presented with "branching" coverage with trailers, interviews, and reviews for select titles!

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Bundy: Lionsgate

Ted Bundy terrorized 1970s America with a cross-country killing spree through seven states that left over 30 dead while terrorizing coed dorms, and escaping from two jails. Aka Bundy: An American Icon.

Starring Kane Hodder (Friday The 13th, Hatchet), Corin Nemec (Ghost Whisperer)

Coraline (DVD, Bd)

Be Careful What You Wish For...

An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets. »

- no-reply@fangoria.com (James Zahn)

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Messengers 2: The Scarecrow On DVD July 21st!

9 June 2009 9:34 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

From Ghost House Pictures, the Makers of Boogeyman and 30 Days of Night Comes the Suspenseful Prequel to the Box Office Hit The Messengers, Messengers 2: The Scarecrow On DVD July 21st

Culver City, Calif. (May 11, 2009) – The frightening prequel to the $55 million worldwide box office hit The Messengers, Messengers 2: The Scarecrow debuts on DVD July 21 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The mysterious thriller stars Norman Reedus (American Gangster, The Boondock Saints) and Richard Riehle (Office Space, Glory, The Fugitive), and includes commentary with director Martin Barnewitz (Room 205) and writer Todd Farmer (My Bloody Valentine). Messengers 2: The Scarecrow will be available for $24.96 Slp.

The prequel to the box office hit The Messengers goes back to the farm to finally learn the story of John Rollins -- the simple North Dakota farmer, struggling to save his farm and hold his family together. When he places a mysterious scarecrow in his field »

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Messengers 2 DVD Artwork and Details

5 June 2009 12:00 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Check out the official DVD artwork for the frightening prequel to the $55 million worldwide box office hit The Messengers. “Messengers 2: The Scarecrow” directed by Martin Barnewitz from a screenplay by Todd Farmer and starring Norman Reedus (American Gangster, The Boondock Saints) and Richard Riehle (Office Space, Glory, The Fugitive) debuts on DVD July 21st. Synopsis: The prequel to the box office hit The Messengers goes back to the farm to finally learn the story of John Rollins — the simple North Dakota farmer, struggling to save his farm and hold his family together. When he places a mysterious scarecrow in his field his luck changes for the better…but [...] »

- Brian Corder

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Better Look at Messengers 2 DVD Art

4 June 2009 5:55 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Sony Pictures Home entertainment released a very good look at the cover art for their release of The Messengers 2: The Scarecrow on DVD July 21st, and we've got the skinny for ya!

Synopsis

"The prequel to the box office hit The Messengers goes back to the farm to finally learn the story of John Rollins -- the simple North Dakota farmer, struggling to save his farm and hold his family together. When he places a mysterious scarecrow in his field his luck changes for the better...but it may be at the cost of his sanity."

Messengers 2: The Scarecrow was directed by Martin Barnewitz from a screenplay by Todd Farmer. Andrew Pfeffer served as producer with The Messengers producers, genre favorites Rob Tapert, J.R. Young, William Sherak and Jason Shuman, as executive producers.

The DVD will feature a director and writer commentary. Dig the art below.

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Assorted horror DVD news

29 May 2009 3:16 PM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

• Fango got the scoop on the DVD dates for several horror films coming from IFC Films in the next several months. All of these titles either have played or can be seen now via video-on-demand, and they’ll be Blockbuster exclusives before being made available for general retail sales.

The animation omnibus Fear(S) Of The Dark and Christopher Denham’s disturbing family study Home Movie are already in Blockbuster stores, and will hit retail in October. A bunch more have Blockbuster berths only, with no retail slots determined yet: Bruce McDonald’s Pontypool, which just joined the on-demand lineup and opened theatrically in New York today (see review here), hits October 13; Antti-Jussi Annila’s Sauna is coming June 23; Daniel Myrick’s The Objective has been moved from its previous Blockbuster date of July 28 to July 14; Duane Graves and Justin MeeksThe Wild Man Of The Navidad attacks in August »

- no-reply@fangoria.com (Michael Gingold)

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Trailer for straight to dvd sequel The Messengers 2: The Scarecrow

14 May 2009 9:05 AM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Remember The Messengers, the Sam Raimi produced horror flick starring Kristen Stewart? Good because I don't. Nope, never saw it. But hey, now that there's a straight to dvd sequel coming called The Messengers 2: The Scarecrow, I can catch the whole saga together.

Synopsis:

The prequel goes back to the farm to finally learn the story of John Rollins - the simple North Dakota farmer, struggling to save his farm and hold his family together. When he places a mysterious scarecrow in his field his luck changes for the better - but it may be at the cost of his sanity.

Word from Styd is that we can expect the sequel to drop July 21, 2009. The trailer is embedded after the break. Notice how the first half of the trailer features lots of shots of Kristen Stewart to cash in on some of that Twilight fame... 'cause yeah, she's not actually in the sequel. »

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Messengers 2 stalks onto DVD

12 May 2009 7:08 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced that it will release Messengers 2: The Scarecrow to DVD July 21. This one’s a prequel from Ghost House Pictures to its theatrical supernatural thriller of a couple of years back, directed by Room 205’s Martin Barnewitz.

My Bloody Valentine’s Todd Farmer scripted; as he revealed here, this screenplay is actually his initial draft for the first Messengers, which got rewritten beyond all recognition by others. It tells the story of North Dakota farmer John Rollins (Blade II’s Norman Reedus), whose struggles to save his farm and family seem to be resolved after he sets up a mysterious scarecrow on the property—but needless to say, the figure has a malevolent side. Matthew McNulty, Claire Holt and Hatchet’s Richard Riehle co-star. The disc will present the movie in anamorphic widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound, and include a commentary track by Barnewitz and Farmer. »

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Messengers 2 stalks onto DVD

12 May 2009 7:08 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced that it will release Messengers 2: The Scarecrow to DVD July 21. This one’s a prequel from Ghost House Pictures to its theatrical supernatural thriller of a couple of years back, directed by Room 205’s Martin Barnewitz.

My Bloody Valentine’s Todd Farmer scripted; as he revealed here, this screenplay is actually his initial draft for the first Messengers, which got rewritten beyond all recognition by others. It tells the story of North Dakota farmer John Rollins (Blade II’s Norman Reedus), whose struggles to save his farm and family seem to be resolved after he sets up a mysterious scarecrow on the property—but needless to say, the figure has a malevolent side. Matthew McNulty, Claire Holt and Hatchet’s Richard Riehle co-star. The disc will present the movie in anamorphic widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound, and include a commentary track by Barnewitz and Farmer. »

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Messengers 2: The Scarecrow DVD News

8 May 2009 7:13 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

I still have yet to see The Messengers. I hear it was pretty lousy. I even hear that certain people involved in its production wouldn't be too offended if you said it was pretty lousy. I hear lots of things. One thing I did not hear was anyone clamoring for a sequel, let alone a prequel. Producers in Hollywood with better hearing apparently did hear your cries and will reward us all with The Messengers 2: The Scarecrow in July.

The usually reliable website VideoETA has the straight-to-dvd prequel to the 2007 horror flick slotted for a July 21st release. The prequel, scripted by Todd Farmer (Jason X, My Bloody Valentine 3D) and featuring none of the original cast members, revolves around John Rollins - the simple North Dakota farmer from the first film, who struggles to save his farm and hold his family together. After placing a mysterious scarecrow in »

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Watch Robert Pattinson as Salvador Dali in Little Ashes

5 April 2009 12:00 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Check out a first looks at “Little Ashes” by director Paul Morrison (Wondrous Oblivion) and starring Robert Pattinson (Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon), Javier Beltran, Matthew McNulty (Messengers 2: The Scarecrow), Arly Jover (Regrets) and Marina Gatell. Synopsis: In 1922, Madrid is wavering on the edge of change as traditional values are challenged by the dangerous new influences of Jazz, Freud and the avant-garde. Salvador Dali arrives at the university; 18 years old and determined to become a great artist. His bizarre blend of shyness and rampant exhibitionism attracts the attention of two of the university’s social elite - Federico Garcia Lorca and Luis Bunel. Salvador is absorbed into their [...] »

- Brian Corder

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Raimi and Ghost House have more remakes on tap

10 February 2009 10:01 PM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Variety reports that Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert’s Ghost House Pictures has picked up the remake rights to a pair of Eurohorror features. The company will produce English-language versions of Bigas Luna’s 1987 Anguish and Martin Barnewitz’s more recent Room 205.

In the Spanish Anguish, a horror movie about a psychopath (Michael Lerner, pictured) who cuts out his victims’ eyes comes to life for a couple of girls watching it in a theater. Jake Wade Wall, who also penned the When A Stranger Calls redux and co-scripted the new Hitcher, has written the updated Anguish, which will be co-produced by Asian redux specialists Roy Lee and Doug Davison of Vertigo Entertainment. A director has yet to be named.

The Danish Room 205, released to U.S. DVD by Ghost House via Lionsgate last year (alongside Ole Bornedal’s The Substitute, also due for Ghost House remaking), centers on a college »

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A Valentine Written in Blood

19 January 2009 11:27 AM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

For My Bloody Valentine screenwriters Todd Farmer and Zane Smith, penning a script for a movie to be shot in the latest, most hi-tech version of 3-D yet did not pose any particular challenges. Nor did it call for them to dream up especially imaginative death scenes…at first.

“Certainly not initially,” says Farmer, whose previous credits include 2001’s Jason X and 2007’s The Messengers. “At first, we concentrated on characters and plot, because that’s really what we want to do. I mean, we’re all horror fans, so we’ve seen how some genre films have not pulled these things off. We wanted to tell an intriguing story, we wanted to have intriguing people—that was the first thing.

“But then I would be working on that aspect of it, and I would get a call in the middle of the night from my director,” Farmer continues, glancing over at the man himself, »

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