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Press Release -- "An Office Space meets Shaun of the Dead action-packed horror comedy, Bloodsucking Bastards stars Fran Kranz as Evan Sanders, a low-level, dutiful employee stuck in a boring job at a soul-killing every corporation. Evan’s the kind of guy who does all the work and gets none of the credit, but at least he gets to spend his days with his beautiful co-worker/girlfriend Amanda (Emma Fitzpatrick) and his slacker best friend Tim (Joey Kern).
Unfortunately, it all falls apart in one fell swoop when Amanda breaks up with him and Evan’s boss Ted (Joel Murray) hands »
- Derek Anderson
Well, well, what have we here. A new horror title has emerged that we didn't know about and it looks intriguing. The film, simply titled Circle, is from Aaron Hann and Mario Miscione who drew inspiration for the film from equal parts 12 Angry Men and The Twilight Zone.
In a massive, mysterious chamber, fifty strangers awaken to find themselves trapped with no memory of how they got there. Organized in an inward-facing circle and unable to move, they quickly learn that every two minutes one of them must die... executed by a strange device in t [Continued ...] »
Votiv Films and Taggart Productions have unveiled several stills, for their feature Circle. Circle is a psychological horror feature, which focuses on a mysterious killing machine and several strangers. Starring Julie Benz (Saw V), Michael Nardelli (The Collection) and Autumn Federici (Haunting of the Innocent), this title was developed by Aaron Hann and Mario Miscione. As well, the early stills show many of the cast and characters, including: Coley Speaks, David Saucedo, Jamie Lee Redmond and Lawrence Kao. Each character is in peril, in this one-of-a-kind thriller. From the synopsis, several strangers, from different walks of life, find themselves in an austere room. They are trapped. Now, every two minutes, one of the strangers is executed for an unknown reason. The survivors can influence the executions. But, no one knows if any can survive this ordeal. Part mystery and part horror, Circle is now completed. This film will host a trailer soon. »
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Exclusive: La-based sales outfit brings It’s Already Tomorrow In Hong Kong and Bloodsucking Bastards to Filmart.
Chung plays a Chinese American who visits Hong Kong for the first time and meets a Us expat (Greenberg). But as romance blossoms, time is not on their side.
Ting said: “We shot the film in Hong Kong last summer and I couldn’t be happier to be returning ‘home’ a year later with the finished product.”
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Any Halloween fan will tell you that, as far as Michael Myers goes, one thing is for certain – the guy doesn’t stay dead for long. Dimension Films is actively plotting the fearsome killer’s latest return to the big screen, and in order to get the ball rolling on what one source called a franchise “recalibration,” the studio has hired Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, the screenwriting duo behind multiple Saw movies, to pen the script.
Franchise mainstay Malek Akkad, who has been producing Halloween movies since the 2007 reboot but involved since the mid-1990s, is producing alongside Matt Stein. Akkad is the son of original executive producer Moustapha Akkad.
It’s still unclear what role this new Halloween entry will play in deciding the future of the franchise. Dimension obviously understands that some repiloting is in order given how poorly Rob Zombie’s 2007 reboot and 2009 sequel were received by fans, »
- Isaac Feldberg
In October of 1978, we saw Michael Myers come home. It was the first time he’d stepped on his town’s soil in 15 years, but it certainly wouldn’t be the last. Over the decades, we’ve seen the serial killing prodigal son of Haddonfield cross back into small town limits to create carnage with everything from a butcher knife to a pitchfork, though we haven’t seen his silent rage at work on the big screen since Rob Zombie’s H2 in 2009.
But we’re now one big step closer to seeing Michael come home again, as the folks at Dimension Films have hired a pair of writers to pen the long-gestating next entry in the Halloween franchise, and many horror hounds are very familiar with the duo tasked with bringing back The Shape.
- Derek Anderson
Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, the scripters behind Saw IV-VII, the Feast series and The Collector and The Collection, will pen a new Halloween, finally following Rob Zombie’s films. THR reported the news of the film, to be produced by Malek Akkad and Matt Stein. No director is attached or announced, and it seems there’s little sense what to call the…
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- Samuel Zimmerman
Dimension Films is going back to Haddonfield, Illinois for a new Halloween project, hiring writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, who wrote the last four Saw movies, to craft the screenplay. Heat Vision Blog's sources say the project is not a reboot, remake or a re-imagining, with one source calling the project a "re-calibration." No director is attached at this time, and no details were given for this new story, which will likely still follow the maniacal serial killer Michael Myers.
We reported back in August that The Weinstein Company/Dimension Films are calling the project Halloween: The Next Chapter. The story would follow the same continuity from Rob Zombie's Halloween and Halloween II reboots, although Rob Zombie himself was not coming back to direct. Those details have yet to be confirmed, but the earlier report also indicated that the studio was throwing out the previous version of the »
Shout! Factory, a leading multi- platform entertainment company, has acquired the North American rights to Bloodsucking Bastards, a vampire comedy-horror feature directed by Brian James O'Connell and penned by the comedy troupe Dr. God from an original script by Ryan Mitts. The announcement was made today by Shout! Factory's founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos, and the producers of the film, Fortress Features founders Brett Forbes and Patrick Rizzotti, and Maybe This Year (Mty) Productions founder Brandon Evans. In this picture deal, Shout! Factory secured exclusive North American rights to Bloodsucking Bastards, including theatrical, home entertainment, digital distribution and broadcast for cross-platform releases in the U.S. and Canada. Here's what Jordan Fields, Associate Vice President of Acquisitions.
"Dr. God has made a gem of a horror comedy that fans will be quoting for years to come. It has the broad appeal of a mainstream hit, but the »
Bathed in fluorescent lights, the telemarketing office where Evan (Fran Kranz of The Cabin in the Woods) works seems to be sucking the life out of his soul, but he’ll have to worry about the same thing happening to his lifeblood when a vampire takes his sought-after promotion. Such is the horror-comedy setup in Bloodsucking Bastards, a recent Slamdance screening that Shout! Factory just picked up:
Press Release - “Los Angeles / New York / Park City (January 29, 2015) – Shout! Factory, a leading multi- platform entertainment company, has acquired the North American rights to Bloodsucking Bastards, a vampire comedy-horror feature directed by Brian James O’Connell and penned by the comedy troupe Dr. God from an original script by Ryan Mitts. The announcement was made today by Shout! Factory’s founder Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos, and the producers of the film.
In this picture deal, Shout! Factory secured exclusive »
- Derek Anderson
Multi-platform entertainment company Shout! Factory has acquired North American rights to “Bloodsucking Bastards,” a vampire comedy-horror feature directed by Brian James O’Connell and written by the comedy troupe Dr. God based on an original script by Ryan Mitts, TheWrap has learned.
The film’s producers and Shout! Factory’s founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos announced that the rights deal includes theatrical, home entertainment, digital distribution and broadcast for cross-platform releases in the U.S. and Canada.
- Jeff Sneider
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a trailer for Bloodsucking Bastards, Phantasmagoria, and The Scarehouse, The Boston Horror Show lineup for 2015, Zombie with a Shotgun episode details, a Q&A with Ninjas vs Monsters director, Justin Timpane, and much more:
Bloodsucking Bastards Trailer and Premiere Details: “An Office Space meets Shaun of the Dead action-packed vampire comedy, Bloodsucking Bastards stars Fran Kranz as Evan Sanders, a dutiful and overworked employee stuck at a soul-killing corporation with his beautiful co-worker and girlfriend Amanda (Emma Fitzpatrick) and his slacker best friend Tim (Joey Kern). Evan’s world begins to crumble when Amanda dumps him and his boss Ted (Joel Murray) hands his coveted promotion to his nemesis Max (Pedro Pascal). When his officemates start going through disturbing changes and bodies begin to pile up, Evan must »
- Tamika Jones
What happens when one of the stars from Cabin in the Woods is an employee for a Game of Thrones star? Well, I guess bloodshed can be assumed.
The first trailer for Bloodsucking Bastards premiered on Wednesday. The film stars Fran Kranz as a working stiff who gets passed over for a big promotion because the company hired the flashy, handsome big talker played by Game of Thrones‘ Pedro Pascal. The movie also stars Joel Murray (Mad Men), Yvette Yates (Inherent Vice) Joey Kern (Super Troopers) and Emma Fitzpatrick (The Collection).
Directed by Brian James O’Connell, the premise seems hyper absurd and looks destined for cult fame much like Franz’s other major starring role, Cabin in the Woods. It also includes what looks like a few crazy performances by Pascal and the rest of the cast so it could be a fun genre ride when it »
- Zach Dennis
The classic horror comedy tradition of taking everyday frustrations and amplifying them with a supernatural threat is in full effect in Bloodsucking Bastards. Starring Cabin in the Woods’ Fran Kranz, Game of Thrones standout Pedro Pascal, Mad Men’s Joel Murray and The Collection’s Emma Fitzpatrick, Bloodsucking Bastards comes from La comedy troupe Dr. God. Dr.…
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- Samuel Zimmerman
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