19 items from 2016
Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas, Kick-Ass) delivers his best performance in years as a nihilistic cop who teams with a reluctant young officer played by Elijah Wood (Maniac, Sin City) to stage a big money heist.
After premiering at SXSW, The Trust has already picked up a word-of-mouth reputation as the crime thriller to watch this year.
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- Gary Collinson
Alexandre Aja, the French horror director best known for his breakout film Haute Tension and remakes of The Hills Have Eyes and Maniac (director and producer, respectively), has a couple of new films to talk about. The Other Side of… Continue Reading →
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- Staci Layne Wilson
The Trust comes to Cinemas and On Demand on 27th May and to support the release we have an amazing DVD bundle to give away which includes the following titles:
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Bad Lieutenant meets Lethal Weapon in this blackly-comic buddy cop thriller. Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas, Kick-Ass) delivers his best performance in years as a nihilistic cop who teams with a reluctant young officer played by Elijah Wood (Maniac, Sin City) to stage a big money heist. After premiering at SXSW, The Trust has already picked up a word-of-mouth reputation as the crime thriller to watch this year.
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- Gary Collinson
Scream Factory has announced all of the special features to be included in the June 14th Blu-ray / DVD release of the remake of Mario Bava’s Rabid Dogs, including a “Making Of” featurette, cast interviews, and more special goodies fans of the IFC Midnight film can look forward to:
Press Release: After their armed bank robbery goes haywire, three criminals take their hostages—a young woman, a father, and his sick daughter—on a berserk, blood-spattered road trip. Rabid Dogs, the chilling remake of the 1974 Mario Bava cult classic Kidnapped, makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut June 14th, 2016 from Scream Factory, in conjunction with IFC Midnight. Starring Lambert Wilson (The Matrix Reloaded, Dante 01), Laurent Lucas (Calvaire) and Virginie Ledoyen (The Beach , The Backwoods), Rabid Dogs comes loaded with over two hours of bonus feature, including the feature-length “Making of Rabid Dogs”, interviews with the cast, and an effects, weapons, »
- Tamika Jones
Image Comics recently announced that attendees of the Image Expo Spring Formal on Wednesday, April 6th will be treated to a screening of the pilot episode of Robert Kirkman’s Outcast. The series officially kicks off on June 3rd on Cinemax. Also in this round-up: release details for Dementia Blu-ray / DVD and a call for submissions for this September’s HorrorHound Film Festival.
Outcast Screening: Press Release: “Image Comics is pleased to reveal that fans attending the Image Expo Spring Formal will be treated with a special screening of the pilot episode of Outcast, the forthcoming Cinemax TV series based on the bestselling Image/Skybound series, Outcast By Kirkman and Azaceta. The television series was created by Image/Skybound’s own Robert Kirkman who also penned the pilot episode. The series premieres June 3rd on Cinemax and has already been renewed for a second season.
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- Tamika Jones
Now a bodyguard, Matt (Jonathan Bennett) must save Jessie (Talulah Riley) and her friends when their limo is forced into a body of water by a group of kidnappers. Scream Factory announced that IFC Midnight’s Submerged will debut on Blu-ray and DVD this May:
Press Release: A limousine joyride goes berserk in the breathless, pulse-pounding thriller Submerged. This anxiety-inducing film makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut May 3rd, 2016, from Scream Factory, in conjunction with IFC Midnight. Fans can pre-order their copies now from ShoutFactory.com.
In Submerged, Jonathan Bennett (Mean Girls) stars as an ex-soldier turned bodyguard hired to protect a young woman. But while cruising with a group of friends one night, their stretch limo is run off the road and into the water by a gang of ruthless kidnappers — who then dive in to finish the job. Suddenly it’s sink or swim, as the bodyguard must »
- Tamika Jones
Legendary cult film hero William Lustig brings a classic Italian action flick to The Deuce. Maniac mastermind and Blue Underground overlord William Lustig is serving as curator for New York City screening series The Deuce for his third time in three years, this time dragging fans back to the storied days of the beloved Times…
- Chris Alexander
The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films are moving their next release, “Amityville: The Awakening,” from April 1 to Jan. 6, 2017 — the horror sequel’s third move in the past two years. Franck Khalfoun (“Maniac”) directed the movie, which stars Bella Thorne, Cameron Monaghan and Jennifer Jason Leigh. “Amityville” was originally slated for release on Jan. 2, 2015 before TWC bumped it to April 15, 2016 and then moved up the release by two weeks. TWC is pointing to the success of past horror movies in early January to explain the move, though there are already three competing films in that »
- Jeff Sneider
Tara Subkoff’s #Horror is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on April 5th courtesy of IFC Midnight. Also in this round-up: details on Destroyer and Edge of Sanity double feature (both starring Anthony Perkins from Psycho), a clip from Stomping Ground, and a Wolf Mother teaser trailer.
#Horror: Press Release: “You’ve got followers… cyber bullying goes offline during one deadly night. #Horror follows a group of preteen girls living in a suburban world of money and privilege. But when their obsession with a disturbing online game goes too far, virtual terror becomes all too real. This stylishly dark film makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut April 5th, 2016 from Scream Factory, in conjunction with IFC Midnight. Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com
- Tamika Jones
Way back in August 2014, Dimension Films released the first trailer for Amityville: The Awakening, which at the time, was scheduled to hit theaters on January 2, 2015. Just a month later, the studio yanked the film out of its release date, and we haven't heard anything about it since then. Today, The Weinstein Company has released yet another trailer, which features largely the same footage as the first teaser, with the movie now set for release on April 1. This thriller will be going up against Collide, God's Not Dead 2 and Rings.
Amityville: The Awakening is a revival of the popular franchise and a modern twist on the classic horror film. In the movie, Belle (Bella Thorne) and her family move into a new house, but when strange phenomena begin to occur, Belle begins to suspect her Mother isn't telling her everything and soon realizes they just moved into the infamous Amityville house. »
Wow, that was a cheesy headline, huh? I do what I can folks. I do what I can. You’ve probably known that there has been a new Amityville film coming down the pike. The trailer was released back in August of 2014 with an expected January 2, 2015 release. That date went by and we heard nothing. If you need a refresher, check out the trailer along with the poster below.
There’s no doubt that there are still fans of the franchise and the involvement of director Franck Khalfoun, who filmed Amityville: The Awakening after coming off the Maniac remake with Elijah Wood, might perk up some eyeballs. In addition, Blumhouse is involved in this new entry which is probably why it has shown up on some lists of anticipated horror films for 2016. Then again, I think fans of this genre know that everyone has to eat as well, and this »
- Andy Triefenbach
It looks like The Weinstein Company are doing some shelf clearing in their Dimension Films division. Originally shot in 2014 under the title "Amityville: The Lost Tapes," this was originally slated to be released in early 2015, before it was yanked off the schedule. Now it's back on the calendar for release in just over a month with the new title, "Amityville: The Awakening." Read More: The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bella Thorne, and Cameron Monaghan star in the Franck Khalfoun ("P2," "Maniac") directed horror flick, that finds new occupants in the titular house, where spooky surprises await. Here's the synopsis: Belle, her little sister, and her comatose twin brother move into a new house with their single mother Joan in order to save money to help pay for her brother’s expensive healthcare. But when strange phenomena begin to occur in the house »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Pack your bags, folks, Amityville village is calling once more. In what will be the 13th installment in the genre-defining franchise, Dimension Films and Blumhouse Productions are primed to situate the infamous supernatural tale in the modern age with Amityville: The Awakening.
Written and directed by Franck Khalfoun (Maniac, P2), the feature hues close to tradition by setting up the story of an average family moving into a new home – but this isn’t just any home. Having played host to a series of violent murders in the mid-70s, Bella Thorne’s teenage girl soon begins to realize that there’s something amiss under her family’s new roof, and it all appears to center around her bed-ridden brother (Cameron Monaghan).
Cue supernatural activity and nightmarish apparitions, with the official logline describing The Awakening as so: “Belle and her family move into a new house, but when strange phenomena »
- Michael Briers
Once set for a release over a year ago, it’s taking quite some time for The Weinstein Company to dump Amityville: The Awakening into theaters. Barring any future delays, the “revival” of the franchise will now arrive on April 1st, and while our hopes for it aren’t very high, Blumhouse has released an inventive new poster for the horror film.
Taking an note from their campaign for the single-screen horror Unfriended — which actually turned out to be great — the first effective poster utilizes the instantly recognizable Instagram frame as it teases the infamously villainous house. The Weinstein Company have also released the trailer, which is just the same one they let out of the gate early a few years back.
- Jordan Raup
Ahead of Amityville: The Awakening's April 1st debut, The Weinstein Company has unveiled a new Instagram-inspired poster featuring the familiar exterior of 112 Ocean Avenue.
"Amityville: The Awakening, is a revival of the popular franchise and a modern twist on the classic horror film.
In the film, Belle and her family move into a new house, but when strange phenomena begin to occur in the house, Belle begins to suspect her Mother isn’t telling her everything and soon realizes they just moved into the infamous Amityville house.
Amityville: The Awakening is directed by Franck Khalfoun (Maniac, P2) and produced by groundbreaking and top horror producer Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions (The Purge, Insidious, Paranormal Activity).
The film stars Oscar Nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight, Anamolisa, Single White Female), popular young actress Bella Thorne (Scream, Shake It Up) and up and comer Cameron Monaghan (Shameless, The Giver)."
- Derek Anderson
Leave it to the French to bemoan the death of 35mm in the midst of a sci-fi thriller. In the case of Ickerman, an impressive looking debut from newcomers Raphaël Hernandez & Savitri Joly-Gonfard, the story concerns a high-school teacher on a mission to save his best friend from virtual world of the future. Bring it on.
With original music by Robin Coudert (aka. "Rob") (Maniac, Horns), this proof-of-concept teaser was filmed in one-night in Paris' business district La Défense and produced in record-time (three months with only one VFX artist) with a limited budget. They're hoping to start filming in early 2017 once they secure funding.
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The Walking Dead's Lauren Cohan stars in The Boy, and we have details on the horror film's upcoming premiere. Also in this round-up: Hellions Blu-ray / DVD info, Cavity Colors' Starry Eyes shirt, Cinefamily's X-Files marathon, acquisition details for Christophe Gans' Beauty and the Beast, and Diamond Select Toys' Alien Minimates.
The Boy Premiere: Press Release: "(Burbank, January 11, 2016) - Stx Entertainment and Lakeshore Entertainment have arranged a once-in-a-lifetime experience for fans to see the new horror movie The Boy at 15 exclusive red carpet screenings before the general public has an opportunity to see the film. The PG-13 rated motion picture opens in theaters nationwide on January 22.
All 15 screenings will occur simultaneously and will take place on one night only- Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - starting at 6Pm Et / 3Pm Pt. Tickets to this event are now available online at TheBoyFanPremiere.Movie. The announcement was made today by Jack Pan, President of Marketing for Stx Entertainment. »
- Derek Anderson
Film characters and rules historically don’t work well. This is especially true for the horror genre. Just think how much easier his life would’ve been had Billy paid attention to those three little mogwai rules in Gremlins. Similarly if Frank had never opened ‘the box’ Kirsty would have been spared the nightmares inflicted by those naughty cenobites. Well if the new trailer for upcoming The Other Side of the Door is anything to go by, it’s a horror trope that doesn’t seem to be going any time soon.
The Other Side of the Door stars The Walking Dead‘s Sarah Wayne Callies as a grieving mother who accidentally unleashes all manor of ghastly beings after trying to speak to her departed child. Failing to follow the simple rule to ‘not open the door’, the below trailer confirms that just like everyone else, Callies just can’t follow orders with disastrous results. »
- Kat Hughes
Kicking off with a special screening of The Forest with star Natalie Dormer in attendance, and finishing in racy rock-fuelled style with Sean Byrne’s The Devil’s Candy, the UK’s favourite horror fantasy event returns to Glasgow Film Festival with another stellar line-up to shock, chill and thrill. A record thirteen films will screen from Thursday 25th February to Saturday 27th February, alongside a selection of unmissable shorts, guest director Q & A’s, great give-aways and a sneak preview of Paul Hyett’s Heretiks, with the popular director in attendance.
The line-up starts at 9pm on Thurs 25 Feb with the UK Premiere of The Forest starring Natalie Dormer searching for her twin sister in Japan’s most haunted location, the fabled Sea of Trees. The ‘Game of Thrones’ star is making her first appearance at Glasgow Film Festival and is thrilled to be headlining this gala event the »
- Phil Wheat
19 items from 2016
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