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Cooties is a Killer Good Time

30 July 2015 4:32 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

“Circle, circle. Dot, dot. Now you have a cootie shot!” This make-believe vaccination is common practice on playgrounds across the nation to guard youngsters from the imaginary pathogen, but what happens when a strain of real-life cooties turns the innocent students of Ft. Chicken Elementary into flesh-craving, rage zombies? Enter Leigh Whannell and Ian Brennan’s hilarious horror comedy about a group of misfit teachers that must team up to survive the worst case of food poisoning their school has ever seen.

Elijah Wood (Lord Of The Rings, Maniac) plays Clint, a writer/teacher who has returned home to Ft. Chicken to complete his novel and work as a summer substitute at the local elementary school. After introductions with Vice Principal Simms (Ian Brennan), Clint meets the rest of his co-workers in a series of awkward encounters confined within the Teacher’s Lounge. There’s Rebekkah (Nasim Pedrad), who immediately »

- Caroline Stephenson

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Fantasia ’15 Review: Slumlord

27 July 2015 10:06 AM, PDT | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

 

World Premiere

USA, 2015

Directed by Victor Zarcoff

It’s sometimes hard for us genre enthusiasts to have to explain to cookie cutters exactly why we like the films we do: “that film was terrible”(exactly, it`s so bad, that it`s good), “that film was revolting”(exactly, that`s the best part), “that film scared the shit out of me”(exactly, it`s good to feel something), “that film was a pretty cool remake” (exactly, fuck you!).

What I realized however, is that the further you crawl down that scummy sewer pipe, the harder it gets to keep yourself presentable and clean. And while you can usually get rid of that dirty feeling left by a grimy film simply by hopping into a quick shower, certain movies like Slumlord, make you want to avoid the bathroom altogether. Does that mean that I liked Slumlord? Should my mom have breastfed me more as a child? »

- Jo Satana

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First clip from horror comedy Cooties

15 July 2015 5:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A first clip has arrived online for Cooties, the upcoming horror comedy which sees a group of school teachers battling a horde of zombie fourth graders.

See Also: Elijah Wood and Rainn Wilson battle zombie schoolkids in Cooties trailer

From the minds of Leigh Whannell (co-creator of Saw and Insidious) and Ian Brennan (co-creator of “Glee”), Cooties is a horror comedy with unexpected laughs and unapologetic thrills. When a cafeteria food virus turns elementary school children into little killer savages, a group of misfit teachers must band together to escape the playground carnage. The film stars Elijah Wood (ManiacThe Lord of the Rings), Rainn Wilson (“The Office”), and Alison Pill (“The Newsroom”) as teachers who fight to survive the mayhem while hilariously bickering in an uncomfortable love triangle on the worst Monday of their lives.

Cooties is set for release in the States on September 18th.

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- Gary Collinson

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The Scream Cast – Episode 64: William Lustig Interview

18 June 2015 1:35 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Welcome to the latest episode of The ScreamCast! Each episode sees hosts Sean Duregger and Brad Henderson review a Scream Factory release, however this week the ScreamCast gang are doing things a little differently, interviewing the legend that is Bill Lustig

This week we had the distinct pleasure to speak with the man, the myth, the legend himself, William Lustig (Maniac, Vigilante, Maniac Cop). We chat about the upcoming Blue Underground releases 1990: The Bronx Warriors, Escape From The Bronx, & The New Barbarians. Also, we dive into Lustig’s career in film restoration and running Blue Underground; one of the best exploitation cinema distribution labels currently around.

Don’t forget to check out TheScreamCast.com for the show notes and for more news and reviews of Scream Factory releases and make sure to follow them on Twitter too!

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- Phil Wheat

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i-Lived: Trailer for Maniac Director’s App Horror

16 June 2015 7:46 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Franck Khalfoun, director of P2 and 2012’s stylish, grisly Maniac remake returns with i-Lived, a horror film based in technology and increasing stakes of self-destruction.  In i-Lived, “Josh Fosse is a 20-something guy whose life is going nowhere. His girl left, his rent is late, and he lacks a real job. He is trying to make it as an app…

The post i-Lived: Trailer for Maniac Director’s App Horror appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Samuel Zimmerman

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Wyrmwood: Road Of The Dead Blu-ray / DVD Release Details & Cover Art

11 June 2015 3:38 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Co-written and directed by Kiah Roache-Turner, Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead features telepathy, a zombie-fueled truck, plenty of living dead mayhem, and much more. On August 4th, Scream Factory's releasing the IFC Midnight film on Blu-ray and DVD.

Press Release: "A raucous, blood-soaked post-apocalyptic epic filled with inspired vehicular mayhem and unrestrained gore, Wyrmood: Road of the Dead   is one of the most wildly entertaining genre films in years. Making its Blu-ray and DVD debut on August 4th, 2015  from Scream Factory, in partnership with IFC Midnight, this critically-acclaimed rambunctious adventure Wyrmood: Road of the Dead  comes loaded with bonus features, including an audio commentary with the Roache-Turner Brothers, the featurette The Wyrmdiaries: Behind the Scenes of Wyrmwood,  Crowdfunding Videos: Wyrmwood Production Pitch, deleted scenes, a seven minute teaser scene, a gallery of storyboards by the director and the theatrical trailer. Fans can pre-order their copies now at ShoutFactory.com

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- Derek Anderson

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Elijah Wood and Rainn Wilson battle zombie schoolkids in Cooties trailer

22 May 2015 8:02 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first trailer has arrived online for Cooties, an upcoming horror comedy which sees a group of school teachers fighting for their lives against a horde of fourth grade zombies; check it out below after the official synopsis…

From the minds of Leigh Whannell (co-creator of Saw and Insidious) and Ian Brennan (co-creator of “Glee”), Cooties is a horror comedy with unexpected laughs and unapologetic thrills. When a cafeteria food virus turns elementary school children into little killer savages, a group of misfit teachers must band together to escape the playground carnage. The film stars Elijah Wood (ManiacThe Lord of the Rings), Rainn Wilson (“The Office”), and Alison Pill (“The Newsroom”) as teachers who fight to survive the mayhem while hilariously bickering in an uncomfortable love triangle on the worst Monday of their lives.

Cooties is set for release in the States on September 18th.

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- Gary Collinson

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Amityville: The Awakening to Hit Theaters on April 15th, 2016

21 May 2015 12:50 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We now know when we'll be able to reenter the creepy confines of 112 Ocean Avenue, but it won't be anytime this year, as Amityville: The Awakening has been set for a 2016 calendar spot.

Blumhouse revealed via Twitter today that Amityville: The Awakening (once scheduled for a January 2nd debut) will be released by Dimension on April 15th, 2016.

The latest installment in the Amityville horror movie franchise follows a single mother (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and her three children as they move into the dreaded 112 Ocean Avenue home in New York, unaware of its bloody, possessive history. One of the kids, a teenager played by Cameron Monaghan, is bed-ridden in a coma-like state, but his new home is looking to wake him up for its own malevolent agenda.

Written and directed by Franck Khalfoun (2012’s Maniac), Amityville: The Awakening movie stars Bella Thorne, Cameron Monaghan, Mckenna Grace, Taylor Spreitler, Thomas Mann, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. »

- Derek Anderson

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Cooties Transforms Dodgeball and Hopscotch into Blood and Terror in this First Trailer

20 May 2015 11:15 AM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

The first trailer for Cooties is showing here. This horror comedy stars Elijah Wood (Maniac), Alison Pill and Rainn Wilson. Each actor plays a teacher, at an elementary school. At the school, a chicken nugget zombie virus is turning the young scholars into feral monsters. To be released in September, the first trailer focuses on comedy, with horror elements relegated to the finale. Fans of film can view the trailer here. Writer Leigh Whannell (Insidious) was inspired by his dislike of children to write the script. Whannell said of his writing inspiration: "my friend Ian Brennan and I wanted to write a film about one of life’s most universal experiences – hatred for precocious, adorable children. And so we started work on Cooties, a film about a virus that turns school children into monsters and therefore makes it okay to beat them up with hockey sticks." In the trailer, the »

- noreply@blogger.com (Michael Allen)

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Exclusive: The Pyramid Clip and Q&A with Director Grégory Levasseur

17 April 2015 9:08 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Late last year, moviegoers followed Dr. Holden and his collegues into the ancient corridors of a cursed tomb in Grégory Levasseur's The Pyramid, now available to watch on Digital HD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, with a Blu-ray and DVD release slated for May 5th. With viewers now able to explore the creepy confines of The Pyramid from the comfort of their couches, we caught up with Levasseur to discuss intertwining horror with Ancient Egyptian culture, revisiting The Hills Have Eyes shooting location, filming in tight spaces, and much more.

Thank you very much for taking the time to talk with us, Grégory. Ancient Egyptian culture is interwoven throughout The Pyramid and plays a big role in the onscreen scares. Were you interested in that era of history prior to directing the film?

Grégory Levasseur: I'm interested in history in general, but my Egyptian knowledges were pretty limited, »

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‘Open Windows’ DVD Review

15 April 2015 8:51 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Elijah Wood, Neil Maskell, Sasha Grey, Ivan Gonzalez, Nacho Vigalondo | Written by Nacho Vigalondo, Daniel Mas | Directed by Nacho Vigalondo

A hi-tech thriller in the vein of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, Nacho Vigalondo’s Open Windows is played out via webcams, computer screens and phone cameras. The film sees Elijah Wood star Nick Chambers, webmaster of a site devoted to movie star Jill Goddard (Sasha Grey) who is in Austin to promote her new schlocky sci-fi horror flick. Nick is in town as the winner of an online competition to meet and greet Jill while she is in Austin. Unfortunately his prize is a hoax; it’s all an elaborate scam set up by mysterious superfan Chord for him to play a part in an audacious plan to kidnap the actress.

Following his appearance in Peter Jackson’s Middle Earth movies it seems actor Elijah Wood has been »

- Phil Wheat

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Exclusive: Interview with 'Bethany' Director James Cullen Bressack and special guest Zack Ward

11 April 2015 1:23 AM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

Interview by Kevin Scott

MoreHorror.com

I had the privilege recently to talk with the very talented director James Cullen Bressack. He’s becoming the Cameron Crowe of Horror directors by being a wunderkind and showing mind blowing talent as a writer and director even before he could buy his own beer. I was grateful to get some insight from him, find out what inspired him, and see what’s next. Special thanks to actor/producer/writer Zack Ward for joining in on the interview.

Ks: I know that you get this a lot, but you are a really young guy. You seem so close to the golden age of VHS, with a love for such classics as “Basket Case” and the William Lustig films, yet you are a generation removed. How did you discover them?

Jcb: I got really into watching VHS stuff. My Dad had “Hellraiser” on VHS. »

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A Look Back At Rob G.’s FEARnet Video Interviews

10 March 2015 12:08 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

This upcoming April will mark the one year anniversary of the dissolution of FEARnet, both as a network and a website. For me in particular, it’s difficult because a lot of the staff I was fortunate enough to share office space with worked really, really hard on the output that appeared both on the cable channel as interstitial content and on the website itself. We put our heart and souls into making it the brand you knew and loved.

Technically, my job title there was “web coordinator,” which essentially meant that I assisted my supervisor Chris Connors on all physical aspects of the FEARnet website. The great Lawrence Raffel was our editor-in-chief and the vice president of digital media for FEARnet and he put together an amazing team of writers and contributors such as Alyse Wax, Greg Burkart and John Squires to name a few and scheduled our article itinerary on a daily basis. »

- Rob Galluzzo

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Film Review: ‘The Duff’

20 February 2015 6:34 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A smart, snappy “Pygmalion” for the millennial age, “The Duff” gives a modernized makeover to a classical scenario involving an outcast who tries to fit in with the help of a good-looking, popular mentor. The ugly duckling in this case is Bianca (“Arrested Development’s” Mae Whitman), a high-school senior who’s initially defined by her denim overalls, penchant for burping, and extremely attractive and sought-after BFFs, Jess (Skyler Samuels) and Casey (Bianca Santos). Oblivious to the fact that she’s the most ignored member of her friendship threesome, Bianca finds her world upended when her lifelong neighbor, quarterback Wes (Robbie Amell), bluntly informs her that she’s a “Duff” – the Designated Ugly Fat Friend who functions as the gatekeeper for those interested in finding out about, or getting closer to, her more desirable comrades. Thus an identity crisis is born, one that director Ari Sandel and writer Josh A. Cagan »

- Nick Schager

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Girlhouse Review

12 February 2015 10:05 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In the vein of slumber party massacre films boasting scantily-clad coeds and voyeuristic pleasures, Girlhouse exploits the sleazy subgenre by throwing pornography into the mix – because it wasn’t easy enough to get girls topless in horror films already. There’s more to Trevor Matthews’ raunchy thriller than horny webcam girls and strip-lawn-golf, though, as writer Nick Gordon blends the already perverse nature of VH1 reality shows with dangerous internet predators we choose to believe don’t exist. Some websites already give subscribers more access than necessary to sexy performers, but Gordon goes a step further by introducing an emotional undertone that deceivingly creates a bond between male customers and their favorite muse. Obsessed, aroused men falling in love with online strippers – what could go wrong?! (A lot.)

Ali Cobrin plays Kylie Atkins, the newest model checking into an online brothel known as Girlhouse. Created by Gary Preston (James Thomas »

- Matt Donato

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The Vicious Brothers’ Extraterrestrial Blu-ray / DVD Release Details & Cover Art

10 February 2015 8:40 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

After touring the paranormal-plagued Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital, Colin Minihan and Stuart Ortiz, the writing/directing duo known as The Vicious Brothers, step out of the asylum’s haunted halls and into the woods for their latest film, Extraterrestrial. This spring, keep one eye on the skies and the other on store shelves, because on May 12th, Scream Factory is releasing Extraterrestrial on Blu-ray and DVD with a batch of bonus features:

Press Release - “From The Vicious Brothers, the creators of Grave Encounters, comes a pulse-pounding encounter of the deadly kind. On May 12th, 2015, the sinister alien abduction thriller Extraterrestrial makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut from Scream Factory, in partnership with IFC Midnight. Filled with dread and suspense, Extraterrestrial is a hair-raising homage in the tradition of classic alien abduction movies, with impressive visual effects that bring a visceral energy to the film. Scream Factory’s Blu-ray and DVD »

- Derek Anderson

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