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Having wrapped up a very successful - and award winning - run on the international festival circuit, Brian O'Malley's Let Us Prey arrives on disc and VOD in the Us today from Dark Sky Films and in Canada via Raven Banner and Anchor Bay Canada and we've got an exclusive clip to whet the appetite.Rachel (Pollyanna McIntosh, The Woman, Filth), a rookie cop, is about to begin her first night shift in a neglected police station in a backwater town. Surrounded by both disgruntled officers and irate petty offenders, her job becomes all the more difficult and terrifying when a mysterious man (Liam Cunningham, Game of Thrones' Davos Seaworth) is brought in and strange things start happening to everyone in the station. As it becomes clear that the...
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With Memorial Day behind us and summer just right around the corner, the horror and sci-fi home releases are really begin to heat up as we’ve got a bunch of great cult classics and new indie genre films to look forward to this Tuesday. Scream Factory is giving fans a double dose of double features with their The Food of the Gods/Frogs and Empire of the Ants/Jaws of Satan Blu-rays and we’ve also got the latest from Dark Sky Films- Let Us Prey- arriving on both Blu-ray and DVD on May 26th.
Anchor Bay is also bringing home Spike Lee’s Da Sweet Blood of Jesus this week, Vinegar Syndrome is giving the cult film Madman a high-def upgrade and Universal is keeping busy as well with their releases of Seventh Son, The Loft and the Orson Welles classic Touch of Evil too. »
- Heather Wixson
The Scottish / Irish co-production Let Us Prey (out on DVD and Blu-ray May 26th in the U.S.) is a hardcore horror / action hybrid that pits the devil himself (played by Liam Cunningham from Game of Thrones)against a handful of sinful policemen and criminals, whose day of judgment is upon them. With only a single policewoman named Rachel (played by Pollyanna McIntosh from The Woman) without a guilty conscience to stand up to him, the devil will have a hell of a night reaping souls. Part homage to John Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13, and part occult thriller with heaping doses of blood and gore, Let Us Prey will appeal to fans of both horror and action, and the film’s star McIntosh takes time to discuss her role in the film here.
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- Gary Collinson
Ahead of its release next week a new red band trailer has arrived online for Brian O’Malley’s supernatural thriller Let Us Prey starring Pollyanna McIntosh and Liam Cunningham; check it out below after the official synopsis…
Rachel (Pollyanna McIntosh; The Woman, Filth), a rookie cop, is about to begin her first night shift in a neglected police station in a backwater town. Surrounded by both disgruntled officers and irate petty offenders, her job becomes all the more difficult and terrifying when a mysterious man (Liam Cunningham, Game of Thrones) is brought in and strange things start happening to everyone in the station.
As it becomes clear that the enigmatic stranger, known simply as Six, has something to do with the supernatural, terrifying events, Rachel finds herself in a fight for her life against cop and criminal alike as one by one they turn on each other. Now she »
- Gary Collinson
Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) and Taylor Kinney (Chicago Fire) will star in The Forest. The film began principal photography late last week in Tokyo, Japan. Also in this round-up: trailers for Let Us Prey and Nina Forever.
The Forest: Press Release -- "The Forest, the supernatural thriller starring Natalie Dormer and Taylor Kinney which will be directed by Jason Zada based on an original idea by David S. Goyer, will commence principal photography today in Tokyo, Japan and in the environs surrounding the legendary Aokigahara forest at the base of Mt. Fuji. Additionally, AI Film joins the Lava Bear Films project as a co-financier and co-producer, with Focus Features releasing the film nationwide on January 8, 2016. Good Universe continues international sales on the project at this year’s Cannes market. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions previously acquired rights in multiple overseas territories including Australia, Spain, Eastern Europe and all of Asia outside of Japan. »
- Tamika Jones
The month of May features a ton of great genre titles coming to VOD and digital platforms, including the highly anticipated zombie drama Maggie, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin. The Orchard is releasing the Kiwi horror comedy mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows later this month and we also have both Oren Peli’s Area 51 and the sure-to-be-insane The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) from Tom Six to look forward to as well. The indie spookfest Evangeline is also getting a VOD release from Uncork’d Entertainment and look for the latest from Dark Sky Films, Let Us Prey, which arrives the last week of May.
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A series of sinister phone calls haunt an ex-alcoholic writer as he struggles to finish a novel. Efforts to trace the calls result in dead ends, leaving the author with no choice but to solve the mystery himself. »
- Heather Wixson
Dark Sky Films is set to release the Irish horror feature Let Us Prey. Filmed with support from the Irish Film Board, Let Us Prey involves a mysterious man, who has a message to tell. That message is a murderous one. The film stars Pollyanna McIntosh (The Woman) and Liam Cunningham ("Game of Thrones"). As well, IFC Films will handle the film's release, through Video-on-demand. The official release artwork is hosted here, along with the film's storyline. The mysterious man has targeted a local police station. Here, petty criminals are kept behind bars, but each has a bloody secret. The man's presence begins to reveal their dark pasts, while a rookie cop tries to keep order. Soon, the man is causing true chaos and everyone else is turning on each other. The release for Let Us Prey will take place on May 26th, 2015. And, this horror film fan has already »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Allen)
Let Us Prey, the directorial debut from filmmaker Bryan O’Malley, is set to make its debut on VOD/Digital download on May 26th, and Dark Sky films sent us over the brand new artwork for the supernatural horror film, and judging from the poster, there’s a lot of carnage in store for genre fans. Personally, I love anything with Pollyanna McIntosh, and from what I’ve seen of the film so far, Game of Thrones star Liam Cunningham looks like one hell of a villain.
Rachel (Pollyanna McIntosh, The Woman, Filth), a rookie cop, is about to begin her first night shift in a neglected police station in a backwater town. Surrounded by both disgruntled officers and irate petty offenders, her job becomes all the more difficult and terrifying when a mysterious man (Liam Cunningham, Game of Thrones‘ Davos Seaworth) is brought in and strange things start happening to everyone in the station. »
- Jerry Smith
North American moviegoers can step into the mind of the late H.R. Giger with Belinda Sallin's intimate documentary, Dark Star: H.R. Giger's World, which is hitting big screens in the U.S. and Canada this May. Also featured in our latest round-up is information on tonight's Everly signing with director Joe Lynch and cast and crew members at Burbank's Dark Delicacies horror shop, as well as the home media release details for Dark Sky Films' Let Us Prey.
Dark Star: H.R. Giger's World: Press Release -- "Surrealist artist H. R. Giger (1940-2014) terrified audiences with his Oscar-winning monsters in Ridley Scott's Alien. Sci-fi, horror, music, album covers, tattoos and fetish art have been influenced by his dark, intricate paintings and sculptures depicting birth, death and sex.
Both a mesmerizing introduction to Giger's oeuvre and a must-see for Giger devotees, Belinda Sallin's definitive documentary Dark Star: H. »
- Derek Anderson
While it was reported earlier in the week that EastEnders star Sam Strike is starring as a teenage Leatherface in the Texas Chainsaw prequel, that may not be entirely true. While he is confirmed to be playing a killer in this latest entry in the horror franchise, the movie will actually be a mystery that revolves around 3 teenage psychopaths. And the big question at the end of the movie will be: Who is Leatherface?
Relative unknown James Bloor will play the second teenage psychopath in a role that is described exactly like Sam Strike's character. Both will play budding young maniacs who have an affinity for the chainsaw. And 'saw', as any true The Texas Chainsaw Massacre fan knows, is family! At this point, it is unknown if different actors will play Leatherface at different stages of his life, or if it will all take place in one time period. »
For somebody to drive a chainsaw through a human body, swing a mallet down on someone's head, and wear another person's skin on their own, they likely had some tumultuous teen years. Though we got a taste of what Leatherface's, aka Thomas Hewitt's, younger years were like in Jonathan Liebesman's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, we haven't had a full helping of those growing pains-filled times, but French filmmakers Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo are looking to change that with Leatherface, an upcoming prequel to Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. From Millennium Films, Leatherface will at the very least explore a slice of the titular antagonist's teen life and although cameras haven't started rolling on the project yet, a growing cast is being assembled, with one of the actors potentially set to play the legendary backroads killer.
- Derek Anderson
Art Department veteran and UK filmmaker Melanie Light is gearing up to unleash The Herd. With harsh shorts like Escape behind her, the director has crafted something even darker here, a sordid parable with overt vegan and feminist themes, and starring The Woman and Let Us Prey’s Pollyanna McIntosh. Featuring a score by Gallows guitartist Laurent…
- Samuel Zimmerman
We’re back with another horror news round-up, this time focusing on a recent seance event that took place in Hollywood ahead of Universal’s home media release of Ouija. We also have acquisition details on Joe Dante’s zom com, Burying the Ex, as well as news on another supernatural pilot order from The CW, and new images from Epic Pictures Group’s upcoming horror anthology movie, Tales of Halloween.
A Blumhouse Productions and Platinum Dunes film from Universal Pictures, Ouija comes out on Blu-ray and DVD today and to celebrate the film’s home media release, Universal recently hosted a get-together in Hollywood that included Jason Blum and real life Ouija guru Robert Murch (an advisor on the film), who showed those in attendance how to conduct a proper seance:
- Derek Anderson
Do they teach budding directors how to shoot a killer pumpkin at film school? Maybe they should start, given that's just the scenario British filmmaker Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game of Thrones) faced while overseeing his segment of the new anthology horror movie, Tales of Halloween. Due to be released this coming Halloween, the film comprises ten interconnected terror tales, with other participating directors including Lucky McKee (The Woman), Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III & IV) and the delightful Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider). The ensemble cast, meanwhile, features Pat Healy, Barry Bostwick, Noah Segan, Booboo Stewart, Greg Grunberg, Clare Kramer, »
- Clark Collis
Late last year, Epic Pictures Group teased Tales of Halloween, a horror anthology movie that will feature segments from Lucky McKee, Darren Lynn Bousman, Neil Marshall, and more. Today, we have a new details on the short films, including with the cast list, which reveals planned cameos from Joe Dante, John Landis, Adam Green, Mick Garris, Stuart Gordon, and Adrienne Barbeau:
“We have received so much support from the horror community in this film,” said Epic Pictures Group CEO Patrick Ewald. “Joe Dante and Adam Green and many notable actors came to the set and showed their respect and enthusiasm, even participating in the film with key cameo roles. I can’t wait until the film is finished for everyone to enjoy.”
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- Jonathan James
Last month, we reported the announcement of “The October Society”, a group of horror filmmakers coming together to give fans Tales Of Halloween, a series of interconnected stories each with a unique Halloween theme. The concept was created by Soulmate director Axelle Carolyn and the list of directors involved is an impressive one, with Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III & IV), Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate), Adam Gierasch (Night of the Demons), Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy), Neil Marshall (The Descent), Lucky McKee (All Cheerleaders Die, The Woman), Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!), Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red), Ryan Schifrin (Abominable), John Skipp (Stay at Home Dad), and Paul Solet (Grace) all tackling their own story. Epic Pictures, responsible for Big Ass Spider! and the upcoming (and highly anticipated) Turbo Kid is producing.
“The ten stories will be woven together by their shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, »
- Jerry Smith
Epic Pictures Group has announced the cast, cameos and titles of the short stories for their the highly anticipated horror anthology Tales of Halloween. And as a special treat they've passed along the first image from the production.
What is Tales of Halloween? It's eleven renowned horror movie directors who have joined forces with Epic Pictures under the name "The October Society" to create a series of interconnected stories that each have a unique Halloween theme.
The directors include Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III & IV), Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate), Adam Gierasch (Night of the Demons), Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy), Neil Marshall (The Descent), Lucky McKee (All Cheerleaders Die, The Woman), Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!), Dave Parker (The H [Continued ...] »
Horror anthologies are officially back. Recent years have seen the success of The ABCs of Death and V/H/S franchises, and now we're getting a Halloween-centric set of shorts from some of the most exciting working genre filmmakers, including Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones, The Descent) and Lucky McKee (All Cheerleaders Die, The Woman). The project, Tales of Halloween, has landed a pack of horror legends to round out the cast. Directors Joe Dante, John Landis, Stuart Gordon, and Mick Garris are set to make cameos along with Rocky Horror Picture Show's Barry Bostwick, Heroes' Greg Grunberg and genre regulars Lin Shaye, Adrienne Barbeau and Adam Green. Tales of Halloween will hit theaters this October. The film will also feature performances from Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!), Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III and IV), Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy), and Paul Solet (Grace). Hit the jump for more. »
- Haleigh Foutch
Exclusive: Cult filmmakers and familiar genre faces have answered the call of horror anthology Tales of Halloween, the spooky project from Epic Pictures Group helmed by Neil Marshall, Darren Lynn Bousman, and nine more directors. As seen in the exclusive peek above, the anthology has cast Rocky Horror Picture Show icon Barry Bostwick as well as horror staple Lin Shaye and Heroes’ Greg Grunberg, while the likes of Joe Dante, John Landis, Mick Garris, Stuart Gordon, Adrienne Barbeau, and Adam Green are expected to stop in for cameos.
More next-gen genre actors have joined the project, including Pat Healy (The Innkeepers, Cheap Thrills), Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes), Booboo Stewart (The Twilight Saga), Keir Gilchrist (It Follows), Noah Segan (Looper), Pollyannna McIntosh (The Woman), James Duval (Donnie Darko), Kristina Klebe (Halloween), Marc Senter (The Devil’s Carnival), Jose Pablo Cantillo (The Walking Dead), Grace Phipps (Dark Summer), Sam Witwer (Being Human »
- Jen Yamato
Tales of Halloween, which is coming to theaters this October, is a horror anthology that weaves ten scary stories together all with the holiday as a shared theme. The movie takes place over the course of one night, and features quite a few horror tropes, including monsters, aliens and slashers. The project, which is coming from Epic Pictures Group, has lined up an impressive ensemble of horror legends.
Joining the cast are The Rocky Horror Picture Show star Barry Bostwick, Insidious franchise mainstay Lin Shaye and Heroes cast member Greg Grunberg. Horror directors stopping by for a cameo include Joe Dante, John Landis, Mick Garris, Stuart Gordon, Adrienne Barbeau, and Adam Green.
The cast also includes other horror notables such as Pat Healy (The Innkeepers, Cheap Thrills), Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes), Booboo Stewart (The Twilight Saga), Keir Gilchrist (It Follows), Noah Segan (Looper), Pollyannna McIntosh (The Woman), James Duval (Donnie Darko »
20 items from 2015
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