Horror Highlights: 12 Deadly Days, Wives With Knives Exclusive Clip, Slasher.Com, Wizard World, Superstition, El Rey Network

A bloody good trailer has dropped for the new horror comedy series from Blumhouse Television, 12 Deadly Days. The series will debut on YouTube Red on December 12th. Also: a new exclusive clip from Wives With Knives, acquisition details for, Wizard World's financial partnership with Bristol Investment Fund, Superstition details, and El Rey Network's new focus on "Strivers."

12 Deadly Days Trailer & Release Details: Press Release: "(Los Angeles, CA) -- December 6, 2016 -- YouTube and Emmy Award-winning Blumhouse Television today announced that they have partnered on a new half-hour horror-comedy series called “Deadly Days”. Over the course of a dozen interconnected tales, the residents of Saturn, CA find themselves terrorized by everything from killer carolers and lovelorn vampires to cursed fruitcakes and haunted Christmas trees. The series will debut exclusively on YouTube Red on December 12, 2016.

Blumhouse Television is serving as the studio on the series created by executive producers Chris Cullari
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'12 Deadly Days' to debut on YouTube Red in partnership with Blumhouse

By Seth Metoyer,

More holiday horror for you who can't get enough. Nothing says the holidays like felons turned into reindeer while on the run and killer carolers on the loose. From the masters of horror at Blumhouse, a holiday anthology series like you’ve never seen before. It’s going to be a ho-ho-horrific time on YouTube Red this season.

12 Deadly Days, a holiday-themed horror-comedy series, will debut exclusively on YouTube Red in partnership with Blumhouse Television on 12/12/16. The series features 12 twisted tales, starring top YouTube creators and some of horror’s most seasoned actors.

Check out the official trailer below the press release.

From The Press Release

YouTube and Emmy Award-winning Blumhouse Television today announced that they have partnered on a new half hour horror-comedy series called “12 Deadly Days.” Over the course of a dozen interconnected tales, the residents of Saturn, CA find themselves terrorized by
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‘The Blair Witch Project’ Prequel That Never Happened: How the Original Team Missed Their Window

‘The Blair Witch Project’ Prequel That Never Happened: How the Original Team Missed Their Window
About a decade ago, the team behind the biggest hit of the decade wrote a screenplay for the prequel. It had been a long time coming. In 1999, the shaky-cam horror movie “The Blair Witch Project” grossed nearly $250 million around the world, turning the microbudget chronicle of a few friends who venture into the woods and never returned into an unexpected phenomena. “We had a plan for if it failed, what do with our finances without declaring bankruptcy,” said Eduardo Sanchez, who co-directed with Daniel Myrick. “We didn’t have a plan if it became the highest-grossing independent film of all time.”

However, distributor Artisan Entertainment had plenty of ideas. In the immediate aftermath of “The Blair Witch Project” taking off around the world, the company announced its investment two follow-ups, only one of which came to fruition. Myrick and Sanchez, eager to try something different, instead threw themselves into raising
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Exclusive Video Interview: Adam Wingard And Simon Barrett Talk Blair Witch

The stigmatic reputation of found footage horror is strong enough to scare away even the most determined filmmakers, but director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett aren’t your everyday horror makers. Not only did they accept the challenge of found footage filmmaking, but they did so by making a sequel to one of the most historic genre films of that nature – The Blair Witch Project.

The duo’s surprise sequel, Blair Witch, is an intense little horror thrill-ride built on what made Eduardo Sanchez and Gregg Hale’s iconic Massachusetts nightmare such an instantaneous success. Tight-knit, claustrophobic tension serves up a platter of anxiety-riddled scares once a group of campers find themselves lost in the witch’s woods, doomed by the curse inflicted upon them. My review out of the Toronto International Film Festival really says it all, detailing how standard subgenre fare evolves into a beastly haunted house
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Interview with Simon Barrett, screenwriter of Blair Witch

Flickering Myth’s Mark Bartlett chats with screenwriter Simon Barrett about Blair Witch

Director Adam Wingard’s surprise sequel Blair Witch is terrifying and something of a rebirth for the found footage format. It’s a welcome surprise and an excellent continuation of the lore established in the original Blair Witch Project. In this interview, writer Simon Barrett goes into detail about his own love for Blair Witch, his writing process and influences.

See Also: Read our interview with Blair Witch director Adam Wingard here

I loved the film. It really feels like the right time to be bringing ‘Blair Witch’ back. How did the project materialise? Did you approach Lionsgate with a take on it with Adam (Wingard- Director), or did they come to you?

Sb: To be honest, we had so little idea as to who even owned the rights to The Blair Witch Project that in the
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Blair Witch Review [Tiff 2016]

If you’re asking why we need another found footage movie – let alone another sequel to The Blair Witch Project – then you don’t watch enough horror movies. The reality is simple. If it wasn’t now, then it’d happen sometime in the future. And if you’re complaining that Blair Witch doesn’t do anything “different,” well then you Certainly don’t watch enough found footage schlock, because if you sifted through the same handy-cam trash I do on a monthly – nay, Weekly – basis, you’d be thanking Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett, not questioning their surprise horror sequel.

James Allen McCune stars as the brother to The Blair Witch Projects‘s Heather Donahue – also named James – who believes his long-lost sister is still alive after an ominous YouTube clip surfaces. He can’t go alone, so he enlists his best friend (Pete, played by Brandon Scott) and accompanying girlfriend (Ashley,
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Interview: Writer Simon Barrett on the Secrets Behind Making Blair Witch [Part 1]

In easily one of the best surprises us horror fans have been treated to as of late, the recent collaboration between director Adam Wingard, writer Simon Barrett, and Lionsgate, which was initially titled The Woods, was revealed at this year’s Comic-Con to actually be a sequel to one of the most influential genre films in modern cinema: The Blair Witch Project.

Simply entitled Blair Witch, Wingard and Barrett’s effort embraces everything fans love about the original film while also incorporating several fun elements that take the legend of the Blair Witch in some really intriguing and clever new directions.

I recently had the opportunity to speak in depth with Barrett about all things Blair Witch. During our nearly hour-long chat, Barrett discussed how the sequel came about through a prior collaboration they had with Lionsgate, You’re Next. He also talked about the challenges of keeping the production
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The Making of The Blair Witch Project: Part 5 – The Art of Haunting

Moment of Truth 3am-ish on October 25, 1997, and Eduardo Sanchez, Gregg Hale, and Dan Myrick and I were in full-body camouflage (and still cold) at the first campsite for “The Blair Witch Project,” exhausted actors tucked away in their sleeping bags inside… Continue Reading →

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Watch The New Blair Witch Trailer; Plus Latest Poster

In theaters September 16 is the upcoming Blair Witch. Lionsgate originally promoted it as The Woods when in reality it is a sequel to Blair Witch.

The film is helmed by director Adam Wingard (You’Re Next, The Guest, V/H/S, V/H/S/2), who has assembled an accomplished behind-the-scenes team that includes screenwriter and longtime collaborator Simon Barrett (You’Re Next, The Guest, V/H/S, V/H/S/2); producers Roy Lee (The Ring, The Strangers, The Grudge), Steven Schneider (Paranormal Activity, Insidious), Keith Calder, p.g.a. (You’Re Next, The Guest, Anomalisa), and Jess Calder, p.g.a. (You’Re Next, The Guest, The Devil’S Candy), ; and executive producers Jenny Hinkey, Daniel Myrick (director/writer, The Blair Witch Project), Eduardo Sanchez (director/writer, The Blair Witch Project) and Gregg Hale (producer, The Blair Witch Project).

For several years, Lionsgate had been searching for the right concept to reboot Blair Witch,
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‘Blair Witch Project’ Co-Director Eduardo Sanchez To Direct ‘Sevenfold’ For Blumhouse – SXSW

‘Blair Witch Project’ Co-Director Eduardo Sanchez To Direct ‘Sevenfold’ For Blumhouse – SXSW
Exclusive: Blumhouse is teaming up with The Blair Witch Project‘s co-director Eduardo Sanchez on the new horror movie Sevenfold. Story details are being kept under wraps for the micro-budget feature written by Jaime Nash. Mark Ordesky, Jane Fleming and Gregg Hale are producing. Meanwhile at SXSW, Blumhouse has three movies – Hush, In A Valley of Violence and Alive and Kicking, a swing dance doc directed by Susan Glatzer. The debut screening of it just ended and the…
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Starz Developing Santeria "Supernatural Series" from Cuban Writer/Director Alejandro Brugues

Starz Chief Executive Officer Chris Albrecht announced at today's Starz Television Critics Association (TCA) presentation that Starz' diverse programming strategy continues with the development of "Santeria," a "supernatural series" from Cuban writer and director Alejandro Brugues ("From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series," "Juan of the Dead") and Eduardo Sanchez ("The Blair Witch Project," "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series") who will executive produce and direct, with Gregg Hale ("The Blair Witch Project") serving as executive producer. Per the press release, the description of the series reads: "Cuba, its doors finally...
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First-Person Zombie Flick 6:15 Bites Down on a New Clip

If you’re going to do a zombie movie these days, you’d better deliver something original. And while Gregg Hale and Eduardo Sanchez used a similar gimmick in their V/H/S 2 segment “A Ride in the Park,” brothers Ben and Oliver… Continue Reading →

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Trailer Round-Up: Resident Evil Revelations 2, Nightlight, The Blair Witch Project Documentary ‘The Woods Movie’

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Welcome to another trailer round-up! Barry Burton fans are in for a treat with the latest Resident Evil Revelations 2 trailer, the found footage horror film Nightlight debuted its first trailer, and we have a look at The Woods Movie, The Blair Witch Project documentary that premieres later this month at Film4 FrightFest in Glasgow, Scotland.

Resident Evil Revelations 2 (Episode 1 now available from Capcom): "He’s back! Fan favorite and classic S.T.A.R.S. member Barry Burton will be returning in Resident Evil Revelations 2. The man himself can be seen in the brand new reveal trailer and new batch of screenshots just released on the press site. Headed for the remote prison island in search of his missing daughter, Moira Burton, Barry meets brand new character Natalia Korda, a little girl who has a strange power that allows her to sense enemies and hidden items. Using this skill
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Hot projects on Screenbase

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Hot projects on Screenbase
Hot projects new to Screenbase include Nicolas Winding Refn feature The Neon Demon, Pope Francis biopic Francisco, Brady Corbet’s directorial debut The Childhood Of A Leader and a new adaptation by Wim Wenders.Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon

Elle Fanning, Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Abbey Lee, Bella Heathcote and Jena Malone have signed on to co-star in Nicolas Winding Refn’s next feature.

“After making Drive and falling madly in love with the electricity of Los Angeles, I knew I had to return to tell the story of The Neon Demon,” Winding Refn said.

Principal photography will begin in Los Angeles on March 30. Gaumont and Wild Bunch are co-selling the title.

Wim WendersLes Beaux Jours D’Aranjuez

This adaptation of the play by Peter Handke was announced by Alfama’s Paulo Branco during the Efm. It will star Reda Kateb and Sophie Semin. Wenders is expected to shoot in June.

Brady Corbet’s [link
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Stephen King’s Cell Movie Acquired for Us Distribution, New Image Revealed

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Get ready stateside filmgoers, because the “phoners” (aka “crazies”) are coming to the Us. Stephen King fans know that the master of macabre doesn’t like using cell phones. His 2006 novel, Cell, is a cautionary tale about what can go wrong by pressing portable phones to our ears and keeping them close at hand in our pockets, and its unflinching subject matter contains flocks of murderous lunatics that would be right at home in Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later, George A. Romero’s The Crazies, or Simon Clark’s Blood Crazy.

We knew this unique King novel was getting the adaptation treatment, with King co-writing the screenplay and John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson in the lead roles, but we’re now one big step closer to seeing it on the silver screen, as Clarius Entertainment has acquired the Us rights to the movie.

Slated to hit theaters this year,
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Film4 FrightFest Glasgow announces line-up

Following from last year’s new look and feel FrightFest (in a brand new location), the horror film festival has announced its line-up for their Glasgow counterpart. And, as with every FrightFest, there are a few first looks and premieres!

Included in the line-up is the UK premiere of the Edgar Allan Poe based Eliza Graves featuring an all-star Hollywood cast, including Kate Beckinsale, Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess and Michael Caine. Also on show is the European prememire of The Atticus Institute, world premire of The Hoarder, European premiere of The Asylum and the UK premiere of the hugely anticipated Clown, produced by Eli Roth. If that wasn’t enough, there’s also the UK premieres of [Rec]: Apocalypse and There Are Monsters.

Programme details

Thurs 26 Feb – Gft Screen 2

21:00 Eliza Graves (UK Premiere)

Synopsis: When young Doctor Edward Newgate (Jim Sturgess) arrives at Stonehearst Asylum in search of an
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Line-up announced for Glasgow Frightfest 2015

Kicking off with a special screening on Thursday 26th February and hosting eleven films on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th February, the UK’s favourite horror fantasy festival celebrates ten ‘gore-ious’ years at its second home at the Glasgow Film Festival with an all-exclusive slate of the freshest new horror films around – including three World, two European and six UK premieres!

The shocktacular line-up starts on Thurs 26 Feb in sumptuous Hammer-style with the UK premiere of the Edgar Allan Poe based Eliza Graves featuring an all-star Hollywood cast, including Kate Beckinsale, Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess and Michael Caine.

Friday’s fearsome line-up kicks off with the European premiere of The Atticus Institute, the paranormal activity shockumentary of the year, written and directed by Chris Sparling, who wrote ‘Buried’. This is followed by the World Premiere of The Hoarder, starring an on-form Mischa Barton who uncovers the worst horrors in the
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Review: V/H/S Viral Delivers Another Mixed Bag Of Horror

V/H/S brought us stories from Ti West, Adam Wingard, Glen McQuaid, and Joe Swanberg, among others. V/H/S 2 gave us far superior films from Gareth Evans and Timo Tjahjanto, Gregg Hale and Eduardo Sanchez, Jason Eisener, Simon Barrett, and Adam Wingard (again). For the third entry of the franchise, V/H/S Viral delivers another mixed bag, with entries from Justin Benson and Aaron Moorehead, Marcel Sarmiento, Nacho Vigalondo, Gregg Bishop, and Todd Lincoln, whose segment "Gorgeous Vortex" was cut from the film for mysterious reasons. The series' most challenging aspect remains its wrap-around segments, which serve to loosely link the stories together. For an anthology, one would assume that these would be among the strongest in the film; sadly, that's not the case. "Vicious Circles" features...

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'Blair Witch Project' actors talk going hungry on set

'Blair Witch Project' actors talk going hungry on set
When The Blair Witch Project came out in 1999, some people thought the film was true: They thought these three kids really went into the woods and disappeared forever, leaving only their video cameras full of spooky footage behind. And though it wasn't true, the three stars did have to get through some tough times to film the movie. A new Academy Originals video looks back at The Blair Witch Project and what it did for found-footage films—and how it came to be a found-footage film. In the video, producer Gregg Hale talks about how they grappled with how to
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Fantastic Fest 2014: V/H/S/ Viral Is Better Than Its Predecessors [Review]

When I reviewed the first entry in the V/H/S series, I didn't have a whole lot of nice things to say. Too long and too dumb, it felt like what you'd get if you gave cameras and a shoddy script to a bunch of smash-happy frat boys. V/H/S 2 (review) was a marked improvement, and featured segments from Gareth Evans and Timo Tjahjanto, Jason Eisener, and Gregg Hale and Eduardo Sanchez that suggested this anthology might actually be headed somewhere. V/H/S Viral, comprised of three shorts and a wraparound (a fourth short by Todd Lincoln has been excised from early screenings, and I'm not sure if or when it'll end up in a later version), is the third and latest in the series, an [Continued ...]
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