13 items from 2016
Nick Aldwinckle Aug 10, 2016
Blood Bath, The Beast With 1,000,000 Eyes and Return Of The Killer Tomatoes: it's our latest DVD and Blu-ray round-up...
Britain is in a state of turmoil, with Brexit, political leadership spinning out of control and social media civil war already underway. As such, it has perhaps never been a more appropriate time for a release of John De Bello and Stephen Peace’s 1988 meditation on the path towards peace and racial tolerance, Return Of The Killer Tomatoes, out on Arrow Bluray.
Set ten years after the events of the Great Tomato War, as depicted in uncompromising detail in De Bello and Peace’s earlier epic, Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes, tomatoes – following the mutant, sentient, strain responsible for the deaths of many citizens – are now outlawed in the Us. As with all the best banned items, killer tomatoes have now gone underground, with a thriving black market »
In less than one month, Bruce Campbell’s third annual Horror Film Festival will return to Chicago for its third year of celebrating horror movies both old and new. This year’s lineup includes Fede Alvarez’s Don’t Breathe and Darren Lynn Bousman’s Abattoir, the world premiere of Found Footage 3D, a 30th anniversary screening of Night of the Creeps, and much more:
Press Release: Rosemont, Ill., June 22, 2016— Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival, presented by Starz and their hit original series Ash vs. Evil Dead, returns for its third annual festivities on August 18-21, in conjunction with Wizard World Chicago. Today, the Festival announced highlights of the groovy lineup, sponsored by Shudder and Bloody-Disgusting.com, featuring the critically acclaimed opening night nail-biter Don’t Breathe, directed by Fede Alvarez; a salute to genre hero Fred Dekker; an epic event featuring comedian Doug Benson; and a 25th anniversary »
- Derek Anderson
We’re all on tender hooks waiting for the new season of The Walking Dead after that cliffhanger. Looking at our watches, you’ve still got about four months or so to wait until that is all resolved, but here’s a little news bite revolving around the character of Negan (played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan) show made a huge impression in the final episode of season six.
It seems that Jdm wasn’t the only actor up for the role as Henry Rollins has revealed in a recent interview with Simon Thompson over on Forbes that he also audition for the role, which was apparently based on him.
“Since I didn’t get the part I can tell you this,” Rollins said. “I was up for the role of Negan because Charlie Adlard, who worked on the comic book, based that guy on me and so I was a shoo-in for an audition. »
- Paul Heath
The countdown is on as the Fantasia International Film Festival approaches this July and the Frontieres Co-production Market is always a highlight for us at TwitchFilm. As the co-production market continues to grow in size and it’s influence can be seen around the World it is always nice to come back to the home turf. Fantasia alumni are returning en masse this year. There will be new projects from the filmmakers behind Frankenstein’s Army, JeruZalem, He Never Died and Let Us Prey. There will also be a number of debut and sophomore features presented at the Market, backed by plenty of experience in television and short film formats for some, And now it is time to go to the larger feature film format....
[Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]
Vertical Entertainment and Xyz Films are embracing seasonal scares by acquiring worldwide distribution rights to Holidays. Featuring segments from directors including Kevin Smith and Starry Eyes’ Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, the horror anthology now has VOD and theatrical release dates and is teased in a new trailer.
Holidays will make its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 14th, and fans won’t have to wait long to see it at home, either, as the film will be released on digital and VOD platforms on April 15th, followed by a theatrical release beginning April 22nd:
Press Release: Los Angeles, CA (March 14, 2016) – Vertical Entertainment and Xyz Films have partnered to acquire the global distribution of the horror anthology Holidays, which was produced by John Hegeman’s Distant Corners Entertainment in association with Xyz Films. The film will have its world premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival on April 14th. »
- Derek Anderson
Chicago can prepare to hail to the king once again this summer, as Wizard World has announced the return of Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival in August. While guests and screenings have yet to be announced, submissions are now open for short films and movies:
Press Release: Rosemont, Ill., March 9, 2016—Horror fans across the Midwest will again be treated to the best in genre film as Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival returns to the Chicago area from August 18-21. The 3rd annual festivities will feature dozens of films including the U.S. and World Premieres of both features and shorts, special anniversary screenings, 35mm repertory screenings, and a variety of special guests. The festival will once again be held in conjunction with Wizard World Chicago, all under the guidance of the inimitable, one-of-a-kind host, Bruce Campbell.
Submissions are now open for both short and feature films; details and »
- Derek Anderson
One of my favourite films from last years Grimmfest was the stunning vampire movie come theological horror He Never Died, (review) which sees Henry Rollins play Jack, a social outcast, who is thrust out of his comfort zone when the outside world bangs on his door and he can’t contain his violent past. As it turns out, there are very few reasons to live when you can’t die…
With He Never Died coming to streaming service We Are Colony, we’ve teamed up with them (they know just how much I Love the film!) to bring you this special quickfire Q&A with Henry Rollins. And if you want to know more, you can see He Never Died, along with behind-the-scenes extras – like the one at the end of this interview – on We Are Colony at www.wearecolony.com/he-never-died
What was the first film that truly made an impact on you? »
- Phil Wheat
Curious to know what movies and TV shows are coming to Netflix Watch Instantly over the next few weeks? Get a head start and mark your calendars using the list below, just released to us by Netflix. Here are 10 recommendations to get you started... Adult Beginners (2015) Groundhog Day (1993) Promised Land (2012) He Never Died (2015) Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) Scarface (1983) Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) Marvel's Daredevil: Season 2 Before We Go (2015) Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016) Here's the entire list... March 1 Adult Beginners (2015) Ahora o...
Netflix is delivering the goods in March 2016.
And prepare to yell "Khaaaaan!" to your heart's content as "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982) is added to Netflix streaming on March 1. Also new to Netflix in March: "Groundhog Day" (1993), "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" (1991), and "Scarface" (1983).
Available March 1, 2016
"Adult Beginners" (2015)
"Ahora o Nunca" (2015)
"Aldnoah.Zero: Season 2
"American Pie Presents: Beta House" (2007)
"American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile" (2006)
"Before We Go" (2015)
"El Desconocido" (2015)
"Fresh Meat: Series 2
"Frog Kingdom" (2013)
"Good Burger" (1997)
"Groundhog Day" (1993)
"Heaven Knows What" (2015)
"Hot Sugar's Cold World" (2015)
"Midsomer Murders: Series 17
"Road Trip: Beer Pong" (2009)
"Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" (1991)
"Star Trek: The Motion Picture" (1979)
"Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982)
- Sharon Knolle
There’s a lot to choose from this week when it comes to home entertainment. I sifted through to find a variety of fun and frights from two immortals to Buff Summers as a damsel in distress!
Henry Rollins as an immortal cannibal? How can you go wrong?! $9.99
Buy He Never Died
A remake of the gripping and horrific French-Canadian classic, this is tamer than the original, but is it better? Check »
- Harker Jones
Welcome back to This Week In Discs where we check out tomorrow’s new releases today! He Never Died Jack (Henry Rollins) is something of a loner. He eats at the same diner every day, he plays Bingo at the same church every week, and he meets the same immoral hospital intern every few days to buy… something. He has little need for anyone else but that begins to change when two women come into his life. Cara is a waitress at the diner, and while Jack is a man of few words he’s still managed to hit it off with her to some small degree. Andrea’s face is brand new to him, but an angry phone call from an old fling he hasn’t heard from in roughly nineteen years informs him that the girl at his door is his daughter. His life suddenly grows busier and far more complicated, and »
- Rob Hunter
February’s home entertainment releases are kicking off in a big way, as horror and sci-fi fans have an extraordinary number of brand spanking new titles to choose from this Tuesday. From indie horror to cult classics to cult classics in the making, February 2nd’s Blu-ray and DVD releases truly do offer up something for everyone.
Scream Factory is offering up two modern genre films this week, Hellions and Zombie Fight Club and Cinedigm is keeping busy too on Tuesday with their releases of Extraordinary Tales and The World of Kanako. Vin Diesel’s latest, The Last Witch Hunter, arrives on both Blu and DVD and if you call yourself a Henry Rollins fan, you will definitely want to pick up He Never Died this week as well.
- Heather Wixson
It sounds like we already have our first great horror movie of 2016. Following its much talked about screenings at Sundance, the Farsi-language horror movie Under The Shadow is set for a worldwide release, thanks to Vertical Entertainment, Netflix, and Xyz Films:
Los Angeles, CA (January 23, 2016) – Vertical Entertainment and Xyz Films have partnered for global distribution of the Farsi-language horror thriller Under The Shadow, which will have its world premiere at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival. The companies will coordinate a global day-and-date release on digital and VOD platforms, alongside a targeted theatrical release in select territories. Netflix will release the film worldwide shortly after the theatrical and transactional debut. The release date is still to be announced.
Under The Shadow is written and directed by British / Iranian Babak Anvari and stars Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi and Bobby Naderi. The film is produced by Lucan Toh, Oliver Roskill and Emily Leo of Wigwam Films. »
- Jonathan James
13 items from 2016
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