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Film Review: ‘Eloise’

Film Review: ‘Eloise’
Someday, someone will make a movie about all the warm and wonderful things that could happen on the site of a former insane asylum. Until that day, however, we will no doubt get a lot more like “Eloise,” in which absolutely nothing nice happens in such a place. The things that do happen all seem routinely reprised from prior horror movies, nearly all of them better than this one, a slick but thoroughly uninspired helming debut for veteran visual effects supervisor and second-unit director Robert Legato. Starring Chase Crawford and Eliza Dushku as the chief unfortunates trapped in a long-shuttered looney bin that malevolently “comes alive again,” this scare-deprived frightfest will primarily be watched and forgotten by genre fans in home formats after an eye-blink run in theaters.

The Eloise of the title isn’t a children’s-book heroine, but the name of an actual eastern Michigan mental institution that existed for 150 years,
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Simon Barrett and The Vicious Brothers to team up for upcoming feature

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Over the past few years, screenwriter Simon Barrett has risen to prominence among film fans in general and horror fans in particular, especially for his last two collaborations with director Adam Wingard. Both the duo’s 2013 feature You’re Next and their 2014 film The Guest have garnered acclaim, with Barrett’s work also appearing in the horror anthology series V/H/S and V/H/S 2, as well as in The ABCs of Death.

The Vicious Brothers are another horror filmmaking duo that have seen their star rise, particularly with their 2014 alien invasion feature Extraterrestrial, as well as their involvement in the found footage horror films Grave Encounters and Grave Encounters 2. Consisting of the duo of Colin Minihan and Stuart Ortiz, the filmmakers have had other directors handle their written scripts, but have yet to direct from a script written by someone else.

That is set to change in their upcoming project,
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Production companies join forces for 3-Feature Louisiana Slate

Two's company and three's a crowd--but four can soar! At least that's what the good folks at haRFMFul Productions, Sick Puppy Pictures, MOnsterworks66 and Lion Arch Productions believe as they prep a three-feature slate to shoot in Louisiana later this year or early in 2016!

Rycke Foreman (haRMFul), Phil Condit (Sick Puppy), Maria Olsen (MO66) and Lionel Archuleta (Lion Arch) are developing a slate of three horror-comedies for production in Louisiana and are presently attaching cast and finalizing budgets before approaching La. investors. The three films, Happy Ending, Hacked Off and Grizzled! (#Hehog) are all zany romps through HorCom Land featuring lovely ladies, buckets of blood, hunky heroes and terrifyingly funny Big Bads.

The films may all live in the same genre, but they each have their own special stamp of entertaining insanity:

Happy Ending is no stranger to MoreHorror fans who will remember that, at Madam Wang's House of Happy Ending
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Extraterrestrial | Review

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Shades of Mr. Gray: The Vicious Bros.’ Unsatisfying Close Encounter

Following the unanticipated success of their 2011 film debut, Grave Encounters (which feels very much like the derivative, found footage version of a variety of other abandoned mental hospital narratives, including Brad Anderson’s Session 9, but hey, someone managed to squeeze out Grave Encounters 2 for good measure), the Vicious Bros. are back with a sophomore effort, Extraterrestrial. Can you guess what it’s about? Reportedly based on a tale they drafted back in their college days, the film bears the earmarks of pedantic indistinctness, a generic thrust of recycled, disambiguated alien abduction narratives that’s not only hopelessly shallow but utterly routine.

April (Brittany Allen) and longtime beau Kyle (Freddie Stroma) are heading off to a weekend getaway at her parents’ cabin, about to be sold as part of what sounds like a tense divorce settlement. A trip already
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Film Review: ‘Extraterrestrial’

Film Review: ‘Extraterrestrial’
The inevitable nubile teens at the inevitable cabin in the woods fall prey to a different kind of horror in “Extraterrestrial,” though most of the Vicious Brothers’ feature plays like pretty standard slasher fare. It’s in the final act that the pic becomes more ambitious and interesting, though not quite enough to lift the whole from decent-time-filler status to something more inspired. Like the duo’s prior “Grave Encounters” movies, this is a well-crafted, watchable genre effort short on novel ideas and distinctive dialogue/character writing. Already out on VOD, it’s opening in 10 U.S. markets this Friday, and should do moderately well in various formats.

After the usual prologue providing a first, never-seen-again victim, this one a panicked young woman (Emily Perkins) fleeing an unseen force outside a rural gas station, we’re introduced to protags that never develop much beyond their stereotype-fulfilling first impressions. There’s the designated lead/Final Girl,
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Extraterrestrial Review

Despite such bland, generic branding, the Vicious Brothers’ Extraterrestrial shies away from repeating the same mistakes of their ambitiously convoluted last film, Grave Encounters 2, by reaching for a fast-paced, fun-filled watch that’s more in line with their original Grave Encounters. Alien invasion movies have been recycled time and time again – a statement also easily said about found-footage – but the Vicious Brothers decide instead to go the route of reinvention. Why not just have a ton of fun playing with other-worldly stereotypes? Unfortunately there’s no reward without risk, as this haunting chase won’t go down in history, but if you’re looking for a confident horror flick about gangly grey men, strap in and hold on. The ride may be bumpy, but enough flashing lights and shadowy figures distract from a passable simplicity – or maybe I was just brainwashed to believe as much?

This is going to
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Interview: Colin Minihan, Stuart Ortiz (The Vicious Brothers)

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Professionally known as The Vicious Brothers, Colin Minihan & Stuart Ortiz are two of the rising names in genre film making. They’ve written and directed the outstanding Grave Encounters (2011) and wrote its sequel, Grave Encounters 2 (2012). Currently they’re out promoting their latest film, Extraterrestrial and took some time to sit with Horrornews.net to talk about it.

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Fmtv Exclusive Featurette for Leprechaun: Origins

Ahead of its DVD and Blu-ray release next week, we’ve got an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette for WWE Studios’ horror reboot Leprechaun: Origins, which you can check out below…

Leprechaun: Origins is directed by Zach Lipovsky and stars WWE Superstar Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl (Muppets Most Wanted) as the Leprechaun alongside Stephanie Bennett (Grave Encounters 2), Andrew Dunbar (Alien Trespass), Melissa Roxburgh (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days) and Brendan Fletcher (Freddy vs Jason).

Be sure to read our Leprechaun: Origins interviews with director Zach Lipovsky and star Dylan ‘Hornswoggle’ Postl.

Leprechaun: Origins is out on DVD and Blu-ray on September 30th in the States and October 6th in the UK.

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Watch a New Clip From Leprechaun: Origins

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If they hadn’t stopped running, Francois would maybe still have all of his fingers. A young couple is pursued by an unseen prairie predator in a new clip from Leprechaun: Origins, hitting VOD platforms next week.

This time around, the Leprechaun is portrayed by WWE Superstar Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl. From Lionsgate Home Entertainment, Leprechaun: Origins is set for an August 26th VOD release and will come out on Blu-ray and DVD on September 30th. The movie is also scheduled to open in select theaters on August 22nd. We have the new clip below (via Moviepilot!):

“WWE Superstar Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl stars in Leprechaun: Origins, a brand new take on the horror franchise Leprechaun, reinventing the cult favorite and terrifying a new generation. The film will be available on Digital HD, Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View on August 26, and on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) on
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'Leprechaun: Origins' Gets a Limited Theatrical Release This August

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'Leprechaun: Origins' Gets a Limited Theatrical Release This August
Lionsgate and WWE Studios announced today that Leprechaun: Origins, starring WWE&#174 Superstar Dylan "Hornswoggle" Postl, will have a limited theatrical run on August 22nd after an enthusiastic reception at this year's Comic Con where fans were given a sneak peek at footage from the reimagined franchise. The move is intended to support promotional efforts during the film's multi-platform release on August 26th for Digital HD, Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View, and September 30th on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital).

Also starring Stephanie Bennett (Grave Encounters 2), Andrew Dunbar (Alien Trespass), Melissa Roxburgh (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days) and Brendan Fletcher (Freddy vs. Jason), Leprechaun: Origins was written by Harris Wilkinson and directed by Zach Lipovsky.

Backpacking through the lush Irish countryside, two unsuspecting young couples discover a town's chilling secret. Ben (Dunbar), Sophie (Bennett), David (Fletcher) and Jeni (Roxburgh) quickly discover the idyllic land is
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WWE Studios Sending Leprechaun: Origins to Select Theatres

If you're one of the fans who are eagerly anticipating the WWE's Leprechaun: Origins, starring WWE Supertstar Dylan "Hornswoggle" Postl, then consider your lucky charms officially rubbed!

From the Press Release

Lionsgate and WWE Studios announced today that Leprechaun: Origins, starring WWE® Superstar Dylan “Hornswoggle®” Postl, will have a limited theatrical run on August 22nd.

The announcement comes after an enthusiastic reception at this year’s Comic-Con, where fans were given a sneak peek at footage from the reimagined franchise. The move is intended to support promotional efforts during the film's multi-platform release on August 26th for Digital HD, Video On Demand, and Pay-Per-View and September 30th on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital).

Also starring Stephanie Bennett (Grave Encounters 2), Andrew Dunbar (Alien Trespass), Melissa Roxburgh (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days), and Brendan Fletcher (Freddy vs Jason), Leprechaun: Origins was written by Harris Wilkinson and directed by Zach Lipovsky.
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WWE Studio’s ‘Leprechaun: Origins’ Gets Theatrical Release (Exclusive)

WWE Studio’s ‘Leprechaun: Origins’ Gets Theatrical Release (Exclusive)
The reboot of the “Leprechaun” horror franchise will scare audiences in theaters after all.

Lionsgate and WWE Studios, which had planned to release “Leprechaun: Origins” direct to home entertainment platforms on Aug. 26, will now also give the film a limited release in theaters on Aug. 22, after a presentation for the film was well received at Comic-Con in San Diego last month.

The release is expected to help serve as a marketing tool for the release on Digital HD, video-on-demand and pay-per-view platforms, and later on Blu-ray and DVD in September.

Leprechaun: Origins” stars Dylan Postl, known in the WWE ring as “Hornswoggle,” as the creature; Stephanie Bennett (“Grave Encounters 2″), Andrew Dunbar (“Alien Trespass”), Melissa Roxburgh (“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days”) and Brendan Fletcher (“Freddy vs Jason”), and revolves around two unsuspecting young couples who discover a town’s chilling secret while backpacking through the Irish countryside. Harris Wilkinson penned the script.
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Sdcc Interview: Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl, star of Leprechaun: Origins

david j. moore chats with Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl, star of Leprechaun: Origins, at the San Diego Comic-Con…

At four feet, four inches, Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl might not seem like a likely candidate for professional wrestling, but he’s made his mark in WWE wrestling with a Cruiserweight Champion title on Smackdown! (2007) and other physical feats on WWE Raw. This year he’s made his crossover into films with an appearance in Muppets Most Wanted, and now with the WWE / Lionsgate joint venture of the horror film Leprechaun: Origins, which hopes to reignite interest in the horror franchise, which starred Warwick Davis. A separate, unrelated entity that stands on its own, Origins purports to be a straight-up horror film, with full-tilt gore, violence, and action, courtesy of the evil Leprechaun, played by the one and only Hornswoggle.

david j. moore: You’re coming from a long line of guys who’ve
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Sdcc Interview: Zach Lipovsky, director of Leprechaun: Origins

david j. moore chats with Zach Lipovsky, director of Leprechaun: Origins, at the San Diego Comic-Con…

WWE and Lionsgate have teamed up to reignite the Leprechaun horror franchise with Leprechaun: Origins, starring WWE superstar Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl, who plays the iconic title role. Director Zach Lipovsky, inspired by the works of Guillermo del Toro, intends to horrify and thrill audiences rather than to make them chuckle and laugh, and by all indications, Leprechaun: Origins is as far as the east is to the west in terms of being comparable to the films starring Warwick Davis.

david j. moore: A lot of people seem to think that Leprechaun Origins is a reboot of the well-known franchise. Would you care to clarify that a little bit?

Zach Lipovsky: The really cool thing about Leprechaun Origins is that it’s a totally new, fresh perspective on the whole Leprechaun franchise. It’s also a fully legitimate,
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Trailers for WWE Studios’ Leprechaun: Origins and See No Evil 2

WWE Studios has released trailers for two of its upcoming horror movies in the reboot Leprechaun: Origins and the slasher sequel See No Evil 2, and you can check them both out below…

Leprechaun: Origins will see two couples backpack through Irish countryside but they “quickly discover the idyllic land is not what it appears to be be when [the] town’s residents offer the hikers an old cabin at the edge of the woods. Soon, the friends will find that one of Ireland’s most famous legends is a terrifying reality.”

The film is directed by Zach Lipovsky and stars WWE Superstar Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl (Muppets Most Wanted) in the role made famous by Warwick Davi, alongside Stephanie Bennett (Grave Encounters 2), Andrew Dunbar (Alien Trespass), Melissa Roxburgh (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days) and Brendan Fletcher (Freddy vs Jason).

In See No Evil 2, “a group of friends
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Watch the New Trailer for Leprechaun: Origins

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The Leprechaun has the ultimate luck of the Irish, but those who cross his path have some of the worst luck in the world. The horror franchise that began in 1993 will be reborn late this summer with Leprechaun: Origins, and a new trailer for the film has been released at Comic-Con, along with a first-look image of the Leprechaun.

This time around, the Leprechaun is portrayed by WWE Superstar Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl. From Lionsgate Home Entertainment, Leprechaun: Origins is set for an August 26th VOD release and will come out on Blu-ray and DVD on September 30th. We have the film’s recently released Comic-Con trailer that gives us the first glimpses of the Leprechaun as he stalks a group of backpackers, as well as the first Leprechaun image revealed at Comic-Con (image courtesy of Variety!):

“WWE Superstar Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl stars in Leprechaun: Origins, a brand new take on the horror franchise Leprechaun,
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Sdcc – Our first look at Leprechaun in Leprechaun: Origins

Coming out from their panel during Comic-Con, we have our first look at Dylan Postl (aka WWE’s Hornswoggle) in the reboot of the Leprechaun franchise, Leprechaun: Origins. Here’s the image…

Quite the departure wouldn’t you say?

Director Zach Lipovsky said in an interview with Bloody Disgusting, “Our Leprechaun is completely different than what you’re used to seeing in movies and elsewhere,” Lipovsky continues. “Our approach was to make something that could really be out there. Something more organic and less fairy tale. Our creature is something that clearly has biological roots. That being said, it does have all the traits you’d expect from a Leprechaun… the pointy ears, the lust for gold… but ours also has the skin of… let’s say a naked mole rat. It has dead things hanging off of it… we took a very dark and disturbing approach when it came to bringing it to life.
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#SDCC14: First Look at WWE Studios' Leprechaun: Origins Creature

The crowds at the San Diego Comic-Con were treated to the first look at the creature featured in WWE's Leprechaun: Origins, starring WWE Supertstar Dylan "Hornswoggle" Postl, and as always we have that for you right here with a new clip. Dig it!

Also starring Stephanie Bennett (Grave Encounters 2), Andrew Dunbar (Alien Trespass), Melissa Roxburgh (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days), and Brendan Fletcher (Freddy vs. Jason), Leprechaun: Origins was written by Harris Wilkinson and directed by Zach Lipovsky.

Look for Leprechaun: Origins, on VOD August 26th and DVD and Blu-ray on September 30th.

Special features on the home video releases include both the “Leprechaun: An Icon Reborn” featurette and “Leprechaun: Behind the Blood” featurette.

Related News: #SDCC14 Exclusive: WWE Superstar Dylan "Hornswoggle" Postl and Director Zach Lipovsky Talk Leprechaun: Origins

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Backpacking through the lush Irish countryside, two unsuspecting young couples discover a town’s chilling secret.
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'Leprechaun: The Complete Collection' Blu-ray and DVD Debut September 30th

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'Leprechaun: The Complete Collection' Blu-ray and DVD Debut September 30th
WWE Superstar Dylan "Hornswoggle" Postl stars in Leprechaun: Origins, a brand new take on the horror franchise Leprechaun, reinventing the cult favorite and terrifying a new generation. The film will be available on Digital HD, Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View on August 26, and on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) on September 30. Also starring Stephanie Bennett (Grave Encounters 2), Andrew Dunbar (Alien Trespass), Melissa Roxburgh (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days) and Brendan Fletcher (Freddy vs. Jason), Leprechaun: Origins was written by Harris Wilkinson and directed by Zach Lipovsky.

Backpacking through the lush Irish countryside, two unsuspecting young couples discover a town's chilling secret. Ben (Dunbar), Sophie (Bennet), David (Fletcher) and Jeni (Roxburgh) quickly discover the idyllic land is not what it appears to be when the town's residents offer the hikers an old cabin at the edge of the woods. Soon, the friends will find that
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Leprechaun: Origins Arrives on Blu-ray & DVD September 30th & Digital HD August 26th

Jennifer Aniston is out! Hornswoggle is in!

WWE Superstar Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl stars in Leprechaun: Origins, a brand new take on the horror franchise Leprechaun, reinventing the cult favorite and terrifying a new generation. The film will be available on Digital HD, Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View on August 26, and on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) on September 30. Also starring Stephanie Bennett (Grave Encounters 2), Andrew Dunbar (Alien Trespass), Melissa Roxburgh (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days) and Brendan Fletcher (Freddy vs Jason), Leprechaun: Origins was written by Harris Wilkinson and directed by Zach Lipovsky.

Backpacking through the lush Irish countryside, two unsuspecting young couples discover a town’s chilling secret. Ben (Dunbar), Sophie (Bennet), David (Fletcher) and Jeni (Roxburgh) quickly discover the idyllic land is not what it appears to be when the town’s residents offer the hikers an old cabin at the edge of the woods.
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