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Indie Spotlight

22 December 2013 10:59 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes VOD release information for Armistice, multiple teaser trailers, a Q&A with Matt Thompson from Bloodline, and a preview of Dept. of Monsterology:

Dept. of Monsterology: ”Officially, it’s the Department of Cryptozoology, Mythological Studies, Parapsychology and Fortean Phenomena. But to the rest of the students and staff at the Dunsany College, baffled by the cloak of secrecy that surrounds the Department and its affairs, it has another, more dismissive, name: The Department of Monsterology. Funded by the mysterious Hampton Foundation, the Dept. operates several field teams that roam the globe on extended research expeditions.

Their brief: to investigate the dark and unexplored corners of our world – the places we’ve forgotten, lost or believe to be mythical. And to study those things that may still be lurking there. »

- Tamika Jones

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Teaser poster for anthology ‘Xx’

10 November 2013 12:56 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

It seems this decade will be known as yet another golden era of the anthology film. We’ve had the likes of The Theatre Bizarre, V/H/S (and its sequel), The ABCs of Death, the indie flicks Theater of the Deranged 1-3 et al., and now comes another one, Xx – this time with the Usp of a completely female directorial roster, including: Jennifer Lynch, Mary Harron, Karyn Kusama, Jen and Sylvia Soska, and Jovanka Vuckovic.

The press release in full:

Mpi/Dark Sky Films and Xyz Films are producing Xx, an all-female horror anthology with segments starring female leads, helmed by female filmmakers.

The companies have assembled an impressive roster: Jennifer Lynch (Boxing Helena, Chained), Mary Harron (American Psycho, I Shot Andy Warhol), Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Jennifer’s Body), Jen and Sylvia Soska (known as the Soska sisters with credits including Dead Hooker in a Trunk, American Mary), and Jovanka Vuckovic (The Captured Bird, »

- Phil Wheat

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Fright At Home: October 8th’s DVD & Blu-ray Releases!

8 October 2013 5:13 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

It’s Tuesday; new release day! We’re back with Fright At Home to run down this weeks latest DVD & Blu-ray’s that you should be eyeing, and this one’s a doozy. October 8th is jam packed with horror classics, cult obscurities, euro-trash, and even some sexploitation! Truly a massive week for boutique labels and major studios alike. Check it all out below, and repeat after me: “being broke never felt so good, being broke never felt so good…”

Scream Factory’s All Night Horror Marathon Vol.1

DVD / Scream Factory

Synopsis:

What’S The Matter With Helen?

Debbie Reynolds and Shelley Winters star in this stylish shocker set in 1930s Hollywood about two women who come to Tinseltown to start an idyllic new life and end up in a terrifying nightmare. Directed by Curtis Harrington (Queen Of Blood, Games), this relentlessly frightening film also stars Dennis Weaver (McCloud).

The »

- Justin Edwards

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‘The Theatre Bizarre’ Blu-ray Review

6 September 2013 3:56 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Udo Kier, Virginia Newcomb, Catriona MacColl, Shane Woodward, André Hennicke, Suzan Anbeh, Debbie Rochon, James Gill, Lena Kleine, Kaniehtiio Horn, Lindsay Goranson, Guilford Adams | Directed by Richard Stanley, Buddy Giovinazzo, Tom Savini, Douglas Buck, Karim Hussain, David Gregory, Jeremy Kasten

Best known for their DVD and Blu-ray releases, Severin Films move into producing movies with the just-released-in-the-us The Theatre Bizarre, a brand-new anthology flick that captures the essence of the classic anthologies of old and adds a modern twist, with some of the biggest and brightest names in horror and short film helming a selection of stories that range from the strange to the avant garde to the completely grim…

Obviously inspired by grand guignol and all that it entails, the films six stories are framed by a weird stage show watched by the the unexpecting Newcomb and hosted by the legend that is Udo Keir, caked in a »

- Phil Wheat

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Fantasia 2013: Sales Art for Buddy Giovinazzo's Oktober Flesh

25 July 2013 8:36 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

The Fantasia Film Festival has been well underway in Montreal, however, ShockTillYouDrop.com has touched down to cover the event for the next few days to take in some of the films.  It's our first year here!

To kick things off, we wanted to share some artwork for one of the many films in development that are being touted at Fantasia's film market: Buddy (Combat Shock, The Theatre Bizarre) Giovinazzo's Oktober Flesh, a zombie flick that's looking to get off of the ground in 2014.

Head inside for a synopsis and better look at the art!

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Watch 15 Great Horror Short Films

4 April 2013 9:25 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The anthology horror film is back in the wake of the success of chapter-style horror films like The Theatre Bizarre (2011) and its announced follow-up, V/H/S (2012), the soon-to-be-released sequel V/H/S 2 (2013) and The ABC’s of Death (2012).

While this movement generates a good deal of conversation about the fondly remembered Amicus productions of the 1960’s and 1970’s like Dr. Terror’s House Of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965), Torture Garden (Freddie Francis, 1967), The House That Dripped Blood (Peter Duffell, 1971) and Asylum (Roy Ward Baker, 1972) among others, the comparison is not exactly accurate across the board.

While the segments of V/H/S are unified by shared visual style and a wraparound story, The Theatre Bizarre and The ABC’s of Death come off as collections of essentially unrelated horror short films loosely bound by a flimsy wraparound segment in the case of The Theatre Bizarre or a basic concept as »

- Terek Puckett

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The House of Seven Corpses and House On Straw Hill are Coming to Blu-ray

29 March 2013 10:26 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Severin Films will be releasing two cult horror films to Blu-ray and DVD on June 11th. Continue reading for more details and cover art for The House of Seven Corpses and House On Straw Hill:

The House of Seven Corpses: Hollywood legends John Ireland (Red River, Satan’s Cheerleaders), John Carradine (The Grapes of Wrath, Vampire Hookers) and Howard Hughes paramour Faith Domergue (Cult of the Cobra, This Island Earth) star in this much-loved 70s shocker about a film crew shooting an occult drama in a sinister manor (actually the former Utah Governor’s Mansion with its own grisly history of family bloodshed). Newly transferred in HD from original vault materials and featuring an exclusive archive interview with the legendary horror icon John Carradine as well as a revealing new audio commentary.

Bonus Features:

Exclusive Interview With Star John Carradine Audio Commentary With Associate Producer Gary Kent, Moderated »

- Jonathan James

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'Antibodies' Movie Review

15 March 2013 8:42 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

Review by Colleen Wanglund, MoreHorror.com

Antibodies (2005, Germany)

Directed by Christian Alvart

Runtime 127 minutes

German with English subtitles

Written and directed by Christian Alvart (Pandorum {2009}), Antibodies (Antikorper) is a disturbing psychological crime thriller about serial pedophile/child killer Gabriel Engel (Andre Hennicke), who has finally been caught by Federal Agent Seiler (Heinz Hoenig). Seiler is now charged with interrogating Engel, who refuses to talk.

In the small farming village of Herzbach, farmer and part-time police officer Michael Martens (Wotan Wilke Mohring) is wrestling with the unsolved brutal murder of twelve-year-old Lucy. Martens and the rest of the town think Engel was responsible, but there is plenty of tension and doubt to go around. When Engel is captured, Martens goes to the city in the hopes of finding out if he killed Lucy or not. Seiler grants the interview and is surprised to discover that Engel will only talk to Martens. »

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The Manson Family Hitting Theatres and Blu-ray!

21 February 2013 11:40 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

If you've never witnessed the sheer unbridled lunacy of Jim VanBebber's The Manson Family, then do yourself a favor - correct that cinema sin Now. Or even better wait just a bit longer and see the flick like never before on the big screen and in 1080p!

From the Press Release

Severin Films announces the May 7th Blu-ray debut of Jim VanBebber’s legendary, award-winning indie The Manson Family on the 10th anniversary of its original release. Us theatrical dates in 20 major cities are scheduled through March and April, and new poster artwork has been created by artist Stephen Romano for the occasion. VanBebber’s highly anticipated new short Gator Green will accompany many of the screenings and will also be included in the extras-packed Special Edition Blu-ray release.

The theatrical run launches at Landmark Theatres locations in Denver and San Francisco on March 22nd and will continue through April, »

- Uncle Creepy

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Women in Horror ’13: Complete Catriona MacColl audio interview

20 February 2013 8:39 AM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Click below to hear MacColl speak of working with Lucio Fulci on the likes of The Beyond and The Gates Of Hell/City Of The Living Dead, her more recent parts in Richard Stanley’s Mother Of Toads segment of The Theatre Bizarre and Olivier Beguin’s CHIMÈRES and much more. And look for Fango #322, on sale next month, for further coverage of CHIMÈRES and numerous other Euro fright flicks.

{mp3}MacColl{/mp3} »

- gingold@starloggroup.com (FANGORIA Staff)

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Women in Horror ’13: Complete Catriona MacColl audio interview

20 February 2013 8:39 AM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Click below to hear MacColl speak of working with Lucio Fulci on the likes of The Beyond and The Gates Of Hell/City Of The Living Dead, her more recent parts in Richard Stanley’s Mother Of Toads segment of The Theatre Bizarre and Olivier Beguin’s CHIMÈRES and much more. And look for Fango #322, on sale next month, for further coverage of CHIMÈRES and numerous other Euro fright flicks.

{mp3}MacColl{/mp3} »

- gingold@starloggroup.com (FANGORIA Staff)

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Red Band Trailer for Horror Anthology Sanitarium!

19 February 2013 2:37 PM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

V/H/S, The ABC’S Of Death, The Theatre Bizarre, all three signs that the horror-anthology genre is definitely alive and booming. It’s a good way to showcase short form filmmaking and when they’re done well, anthologies are a lot fo fun to watch.

Next on the anthology slate, is the Bryan Ramirez, Kerry Valderrama and Bryan Oritz headed Sanitarium, which features a pretty impressive cast including Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, Rz’S Halloween remake, Silent Night), Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger, need I say more?), Lou Diamond Phillips (The First Power, La Bamba) and Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls, The Ghost Of Goodnight Lane).

Synopsis:

Sanitarium is a feature motion picture that consists of three tales based on particular patients of a mental institution. Each tale begins with Dr. Stenson, the primary physician at the Sanitarium, commenting on the recent arrival of a new patient. As Dr. »

- SMITH

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Who Will Direct The Theatre Bizarre 2: Grand Guignol?

5 February 2013 7:15 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Some are still in talks, some are officially on board, but the most important thing is that The Theatre Bizarre 2: Grand Guignol is definitely coming, and that some of the most talented filmmakers are attached to direct the sequel! Check them all out in the rest of this report & let us know what you think! As you already know, a 2011 horror anthology film The Theatre Bizarre featured six stories inspired by Paris’ Grand Guignol theatre, and directed by Douglas Buck, David Gregory, Karim Hussain, Buddy Giovinazzo, Tom Savini and Richard Stanley. The sequel, titled The Theatre Bizarre 2: Grand Guignol is set »

- Jeanne Standal

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The ABCs Of Death Review

4 February 2013 9:49 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The anthology horror film – a fun way to jam-pack as many ideas as possible into one feature film, bringing in a number of directors to inject their own cinematic styles in a grand spectacle of varietal bliss – or so that’s the idea. Although not as popular in today’s horror scene, these types of films do exist, but without proper execution they’ve mostly flown under the radar and been written off by most critics. Films like Chillerama, The Theatre Bizarre, George A. Romero Presents Deadtime Stories, and V/H/S tried their hardest to make the unique sub-genre relevant again, but only V/H/S has seen success over the last year, already spawning the sequel S-vhs. V/H/S was special though, challenging directors to film on alternate recording methods from iPhone cameras to VHS recorders, ultimately giving the whole package an even more unique edge. An anthology is fun, »

- Matt Donato

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The Theatre Bizarre 2: Grand Guignol Promo Art

4 February 2013 1:46 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After the success of last year's French horror anthology The Theatre Bizarre, the sequel The Theatre Bizarre 2: Grand Guignol is moving forward at Severin. Although no plot details have surfaced, Olivier Abbou, Xavier Gens (The Divide), Lucile Hadzihalilovic (Enter the Void), Pascal Laugier (Martyrs), Talal Selhami, Julien Maury (Inside), and Alexandre Bustillo (Livid) have been confirmed as directors. The studio has unveiled early promo art for this horror sequel, which you can take a look at below, along with a statement from Severin. Production is scheduled to begin later this year.

"After the critical success of the first Theatre Bizarre anthology, it felt only natural to follow up with another serving of more over-the-top, brutal, visionary, envelope-pushing tales. And this time, carte blanche was given to the creme de la creme of French directors, who were all very happy to take Grand Guignol back to its original birthplace."

The Theatre Bizarre »

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Severin Taps French Heavyweights For The Theatre Bizarre 2: Grand Guignol!

4 February 2013 12:54 PM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

2011′s The Theatre Bizarre was a horror anthology film that caught me off guard. I didn’t expect myself to really like it, but I definitely did. Sure, some of the segments were stronger than others, but that comes with every anthology, and as a whole it was very solid. It was also great to see Buddy Giovinazzo (Combat Shock) back, his segment of the film being my favorite.

Today, the folks at Bloody Disgusting broke the news that Severin has tapped a who’s who of French directors for The Theatre Bizarre 2: Grand Guignol, including Olivier Abbou (Territories), Lucile Hadzihalilovic, Pascal Laugier (Martyrs, The Tall Man), Talal Selhami, Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Inside, Livid), and Xavier Gens (Frontier(s), The Divide), who is still in talks. The B-d crew also received a pretty cool early sales art poster for it as well:

Sounds pretty awesome to me, »

- SMITH

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First Details on The Theatre Bizarre 2: Grand Guignol

4 February 2013 12:20 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Fans of the anthology film The Theatre Bizarre are about to find themselves being really, really happy as the names of the directors who will serve as participants in its sequel have just come to light. Read on!

Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Olivier Abbou, Xavier Gens, Lucile Hadzihalilovic, Pascal Laugier, Talal Selhami, Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo have all been tapped for The Theatre Bizarre 2: Grand Guignol.

Yep! An all French feast is on its way!

“After the critical success of the first Theatre Bizarre anthology, it felt only natural to follow yp with another serving of more over-the-top, brutal, visionary, envelope-pushing tales. And this time, carte blanche was given to the creme de la creme of French directors, who were all very happy to take Grand Guignol back to its original birthplace.”

Look for more on this one soon! Click on the image below to see the »

- Uncle Creepy

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Prepare for 'Tales From Hell'

30 January 2013 8:01 AM, PST | Planet Fury | See recent Planet Fury news »

We just got word of a new horror anthology coming to you courtesy of Blood in the Snow Festival Director (and Planet Fury writer) Kelly Michael Stewart. It's called Tales From Hell and it sounds pretty cool in a retro sorta way.

Tales From Hell is told in the tradition of those awesome anthology flicks produced by Britain's Amicus Productions back in the '70s, a style that's been revived in more recent horror anthologies like V/H/S and The Theatre Bizarre.

Through his new Silver Shadows Production company, Stewart and his team have assembled four original horror tales into a feature film hosted by and starring Robert Nolan (Sick, Familiar) as a different character in all four segments.

Each story is directed by an up-and-coming Canadian horror filmmaker: Ryan M. Andrews (Sick), Navin Ramaswaran (Nara), Gabriel Carrer (In the House of Flies) and Chad Archibald (Neverlost). Also, Michael Jari Davidson »

- Theron

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Nato And Remy’s Last Stand: Our V/H/S 3 Directorial Dream Team

23 January 2013 9:40 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Horror anthologies always sound like a great idea during ideological conception, but unfortunately either end up being super hits or miserable misses. On the positive end you have a variety of well thought out short stories in films like Trick ‘R Treat and Creepshow, while others like The Theatre Bizarre and Deadtime Stories jam-pack one or two truly entertaining entries in between a load of garbage that bogs the overall film down. Chillerama is a great example of such wasted potential, delivering three killer short horror films by some of my favorite current directors, but disheartens with a short so unfathomably unwatchable, you have no choice but to give the entire film a failing grade just on principle.

Then along came V/H/S, a unique little horror collaboration piece that brought together budding genre directors like Ti West, Joe Swanberg, and Adam Wingard – only to challenge them with a fun restraint. »

- Matt Donato

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Debbie Rochon to Be Honored with Ingrid Pitt Award for Excellence and Perseverance in Horror

10 January 2013 12:18 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Debbie Rochon is an incredible ambassador for the horror genre and one of the most recognizable faces in the world of indies. Rochon has made an incredible career in horror and is once again being recognized for her accomplishments!

Rochon is the inaugural Ingrid Pitt Memorial Award winner, an accolade named for horror star Ingrid Pitt, who worked in over 30 films. She co-starred with Sir Christopher Lee in The Wicker Man (1973) and The House that Dripped Blood (1970). She also starred in Hammer's Countess Dracula and with horror legend Peter Cushing in Hammer's The Vampire Lovers. She passed away too soon in 2011. The Ingrid Pitt Memorial Award is presented in conjunction with The Estate of Ingrid Pitt, filmmaker/producer Kevin Sean Michaels and event coordinator Stacy Pippi Hammon.

Debbie Rochon is the perfect honoree for this award. Congrats, D-Ro!

From the Press Release

The very first Ingrid Pitt Memorial Award represents »

- Doctor Gash

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