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Kyra Sedgwick and Jeffrey Donovan Become ‘Villains’

Kyra Sedgwick and Jeffrey Donovan Become ‘Villains’
The Realm, a subsidiary of Bron, and Tim and Trevor White’s Star Thrower Entertainment announced today that Golden Globe and Emmy winner Kyra Sedgwick (The Possession, The Edge of Seventeen, “The Closer”) and Jeffrey Donovan (Shot Caller, Lbj) will be joining Bill Skarsgård (who starred as Pennywise in It) and Maika Monroe (It Follows, The Guest) in the darkly comedic thriller Villains, which Dan Berk and Robert […]
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Haugesund: ‘Small Time Killers’ Bows on AMC’s Shudder and Haugesund (Exclusive)

Haugesund: ‘Small Time Killers’ Bows on AMC’s Shudder and Haugesund (Exclusive)
Haugesund, Norway — The Danish film “Small Time Killers,” directed by Ole Bornedal (“The Nightwatch”, “The Possession”), has been sold by TrustNordisk to more than 45 territories including AMC’s Network’s Shudder for North America and the U.K./Ireland.

The U.S. network’s horror-thriller centric Svod service just launched the black comedy on Aug. 17 as a Shudder Exclusive.

Starring Ulrich Thomsen, Nicolas Bro, Lene Maria Christensen and Mia Lyhne, the films turns of two tradesmen who dream of living the good life using the stash of money they have earned from years of moonlighting.

After a fight with their wives, the men hire a Russian contract killer to carry out a hit on their spouses. But, having underestimated their wives, their scheme turns into an absurd journey where Ib and Edward end up at the top of a kill list.

Produced by Miso Film, “Small Time Killers” has been the second biggest local hit of 2017 in
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‘Forgotten’ Girl Haunts ‘Ouija’ Duo

‘Forgotten’ Girl Haunts ‘Ouija’ Duo
Ouija director Stiles White has come on board the supernatural thriller Forgotten for Ld Entertainment, Variety reported. White will team with his spouse and writing partner Juliet Snowden to pen the script. The duo also teamed on the scripts for Boogeyman, Knowing, and The Possession. The film is set on a remote island where two women reunite […]
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‘Ouija’ Director Stiles White Boards Supernatural Thriller ‘Forgotten’ (Exclusive)

‘Ouija’ Director Stiles White Boards Supernatural Thriller ‘Forgotten’ (Exclusive)
Ouija” director Stiles White has come on board the supernatural thriller “Forgotten” for Ld Entertainment, Variety has learned.

White will team with his spouse and writing partner Juliet Snowden to pen the script. Snowden is also executive producing.

“Forgotten” is an English-language adaptation of the 2012 German supernatural thriller “Du Hast Es Versprochen,” set on a remote island where two women reunite at a childhood vacation home. It explores themes of fear and friendship as the pair find themselves haunted by the ghost of a girl from their past.

Ld Entertainment will be financing. Producers are Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon, and Jennifer Monroe of Ld Entertainment alongside Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta of Gaeta Rosenzweig Films.

White made his directing debut on 2014’s “Ouija,” helming from a script he co-wrote with Snowden. Produced by Jason Blum and Michael Bay, “Ouija” was a major financial success for Universal as it grossed more than $100 million worldwide on a $5 million budget
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December 2016 VOD Releases Include Beyond The Gates, The Eyes Of My Mother, Train To Busan

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Even though the holidays are upon us, that doesn’t mean the horror and sci-fi genres are slowing down, especially on the VOD side of things. For December, we have 21 different titles arriving on digital platforms, including two films I absolutely adored this year: The Eyes of My Mother (hits VOD on December 2nd) and Beyond the Gates (arrives on December 9th). Several other indie films will be coming home to VOD over the next few weeks, too, including Pet, Abattoir, The Possession Experiment, and Blood Brothers, and for those of you who may have missed it in theaters, Train to Busan hits VOD on December 13th, and it is not to be missed.

Other VOD releases for December include Solace, Morgan, Good Tidings, It Watches, The Disappointments Room, and the V/H/S-based SiREN.

Killjoy's Psycho Circus (Full Moon Features) – December 1st

Killjoy, the demon clown and his gruesome crew - Batty Boop,
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‘Map of Bones’ Movie Comes to Life at Lionsgate With ‘Black Panther’ Writer (Exclusive)

Lionsgate is bringing the James Rollins thriller “Map of Bones” to life with “Black Panther” writer Joe Robert Cole on board to pen the script, Variety has learned exclusively.

John Sacchi is producing for Lionsgate as part of his recent move from an executive into a producer post at the studio. Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen are also producing under their 21 Laps shingle.

“Map of Bones,” published in 2005, is the second of a dozen novels Rollins’ best-selling Sigma Force series, which combines historical figures and events and creates fictional thrillers that are centered around Sigma Force — an elite covert arm of the U.S. Defense Department made up of former Special Forces officers trained as experts in various scientific fields.

The “Map of Bones” story centers on the bones of the three Magi who paid homage to the newborn Jesus Christ. The story starts at a crowded service at a
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TrustNordisk picks up Ole Bornedal drama

TrustNordisk picks up Ole Bornedal drama
Shooting will begin on the Ulrich Thomsen-starring film next week in Denmark.

Scandinavian outfit TrustNordisk will handle international sales on The Possession director Ole Bornedal’s as-of-yet untitled next feature, which will commence shooting on location in Copenhagen and Aalborg next week.

Starring Ulrich Thomsen (The Celebration), Nicolas Bro (War Horse), Lene Maria Christensen (A Family) and Mia Lyhne (Borgen), the film will tell the story of two tradesmen who, following an argument, drunkenly hire two hitmen to take out their wives.

The film is produced by Jonas Allen and Peter Bose for Miso Film in co-production with 4Fiction and Nordisk Film with support from the Danish Film Institute, Dr and West Danish Film Fund.

Nordisk Film will be handling domestic distribution, which is pencilled in for December 25 2016.
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The Walking Dead Finds its Negan in Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is no stranger to horror fans. From guest starring in “Supernatural” as Sam and Dean’s father to appearing in such films as The Possession and Dead & Breakfast, he’s dipped his toes into our genre on numerous… Continue Reading →

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Horror Channel announces Haunted Halloween Season

The Horror Channel has announced its special Haunted Halloween Season, presenting a selection of movies which will take possession of the nation’s TVs every night for two weeks in October – from Saturday 17th to Saturday 31st, at 9pm.

Sat 17 Oct @ 9pm – An American Haunting (2005) *Network Premiere

The wind whispers ominous warnings of death before a malevolent entity arrives to claim the life of a young girl as director/writer Courtney Solomon brings author Brent Monahan’s chilling, fact-based story of supernatural murder to the screen in this tale of terror starring Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek & James D’Arcy.

Sun 18 Oct @ 9pm – Dark Summer (2015) *UK TV Premiere

From Paul Solet, director of the acclaimed hit Grace, comes a suspense thriller focusing on a 17-year-old boy, Daniel, on house arrest for stalking, Mona, a female classmate online. He thinks he has piggybacked his neighbours’ wireless signal but then things start to
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E.T. star Henry Thomas phones home for Ouija 2 role

Upcoming horror sequel Ouija 2 has been bolstered by two new additions to its cast, with E.T. leading man Henry Thomas set to star as well as young performer Lulu Wilson (Deliver us From Evil).

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Thomas and Wilson will join the already announced cast of Annalise Basso (Oculus) and Elizabeth Reaser (True Detective) for the sequel, co-produced by Platinum Dunes, Blumhouse, Hasbro and Universal.

Oculus filmmaker Mike Flanagan is set to step into the director’s chair, taking the place of the first film’s helmsman Stiles White (The Possession).

The original film was a success at the box office, reaching a worldwide gross of $102m from a small budget of only $5m.

Ouija 2 is set for release on October 21st 2016.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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DVD Review – Demonic (2015)

Demonic, 2015.

Directed by Will Canon.

Starring Maria Bello, Frank Grillo, Cody Horn, Dustin Milligan, Megan Park, Aaron Yoo and Alex Goode.


A police officer and a psychologist investigate the mysterious deaths of a group of people performing a séance in an abandoned house.

When a horror movie comes with the tag of ‘[insert well-respected director’s name] Presents…’ you can pretty much be assured that the film will be nothing special, as we saw with Guillermo Del Toro and the very dull Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark or the bland Mama, Sam Raimi with the awful The Possession and even the late, great Wes Craven with the abomination that is Carnival of Souls. In this case it is James Wan (Saw/The Conjuring) whose name is attached as a producer and, quite typically, Demonic is a supernatural tale featuring a haunted house and found footage. Typically, because Demonic brings nothing new to
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Bluray Review: Backcountry & The Harvest

While Scream Factory has earned the reputation for putting out fan-favorites and long lost genre films, one of the many things that impresses me on a regular basis, is how good the films they acquire or release via their partnership with IFC Midnight are. Films like The Babadook, Extraterrestrial, and now two of the most intense and entertaining films of this year, Backcountry and The Harvest. We thought we’d take a look at both films, and give you the rundown on each one, and whether or not the killer bear antics of Backcountry or the crazed parents of The Harvest make for good additions to your collection.

While the premise of a young couple hunted by a killer bear might seem like something of exploitation or silliness, Backcountry is anything but. The film, which revolves around a young couple played by Rookie Blue & Reaper‘s Missy Peregrym and Jeff Roop,
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Good Universe Hires Kelli Konop for Production Post

Production-sales company Good Universe has named veteran executive Kelli Konop as exec VP of physical production, Variety has learned exclusively.

Konop’s first projects are “Neighbors 2” for Universal, currently shooting in Atlanta, and the untitled Fede Alvarez thriller for Sony, which is in post-production.

Konop oversaw production at Mandate Pictures between 2004 and 2011 with Good Universe co-founders Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake, including “Juno,” “50/50,” “Young Adult” and “Hope Springs.” She was executive in charge of production on Ghost House films “Drag Me to Hell” and “30 Days of Night,” directed by David Slade, and a co-producer on “The Possession.”

Konop will report to Kahane and run all aspects of physical production for Good Universe’s slate of films from pre-production through post-production, including formulation of production plans, budgeting, scheduling and managing day-to-day operations.

Konop has produced 37 films, including “Bring It on Again,” “The Breed” for Sony Screen Gems and Steve James’ “Joe and Max” for Starz.
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Contest: Win The Harvest on Blu-ray

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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer director John McNaughton's new horror film, The Harvest, comes out on Blu-ray today courtesy of Scream Factory, and we've been provided with three copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.

The Harvest: "In his first film in nearly 15 years, the director of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer harks back to the depravity that made his 1986 debut a horror milestone. Equally terrifying, The Harvest is "a refreshingly old-school nerve-jangler with no need for paranormal monsters or flashy special effects" (The Hollywood Reporter).

Maryann (an impressive Natasha Calis, The Possession) moves in with her grandparents after she's orphaned. Desperately lonely, the preteen sets out to befriend a deathly ill, bed-ridden boy (Charlie Tahan, Gotham), despite the outright disapproval of his mother (Samantha Morton, Minority Report, Sweet and Lowdown). Maryann's persistence pays off, however, and during a series of secret visits she gradually
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Blu-ray Clips & Trailers from Army Of Frankensteins, Backcountry and The Harvest

Time traveling monsters, a killer bear, and a menacing mom hit Blu-ray next week with Scream Factory's respective Blu-rays of Army of Frankensteins, Backcountry, and The Harvest. Ahead of their September 1st release date, we have clips and trailers from all three films.

Army of Frankensteins: "An unstoppable terror is set loose upon a nation divided… and history will never be the same!

After a failed attempt to propose to his girlfriend, Alan Jones (Jordan Farris) is beaten within an inch of his life by a street gang. Transported to the mysterious lab of Dr. Tanner Finski and his kid genius assistant Igor, Alan becomes the subject in a series of horrible experiments as part of the doctor's plan to reanimate the legendary Frankenstein monster. But all bets are off when these experiments lead to a hole being ripped in space and time, pulling an army's worth of the
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Round-Up: Doomsdays Photo Gallery, Backcountry, The Harvest Blu-ray Release Details, Watch Catalyst Pilot

A new gallery of images has been revealed for the horror comedy Doomsdays. Also showcased in this round-up: Blu-ray release details for IFC Midnight's Backcountry and The Harvest, as well as a look at the Catalyst series pilot.

Doomsdays: Directed by Eddie Mullins, Doomsdays is now available to watch in select theaters and on VOD:

"A pre-apocalyptic comedy, Doomsdays follows the misadventures of Dirty Fred (Justin Rice) and Bruho (Leo Fitzpatrick), a pair of free-wheeling squatters with a taste for unoccupied vacation homes in the Catskills. Their commitment to the lifestyle is challenged, however, when a runaway teen and an aimless young woman join their peculiar tribe."


Backcountry and The Harvest: From Scream Factory: "We are proud to announce that we have new IFC Midnight titles planned for release on Blu-ray & DVD this Fall!

Backcountry – Based on true events, this terrifying account of a couple stranded in
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No Joke: Ouija Scribes Brought In To Rewrite Universal’s Bermuda Triangle Horror

You’ve got to laugh sometimes at the way Hollywood works – despite last fall’s Ouija being absolutely, appallingly awful on nearly every count, the horror pic grossed a surprisingly strong $102.5 million against a chump-change $5 million budget. And so, Juliet Snowden and Stiles White, the scribes behind that faulty frightener (which rests at 7% on Rotten Tomatoes), aren’t just finding more work – they’re being brought in to improve already-written scripts.

Universal has tapped the screenwriters, who also wrote The Possession and Knowing (both bad), to rewrite its untitled Bermuda Triangle pic, which centers on the conspiracy-laden stretch of water between the Florida Straits, Bermuda and Puerto Rico, where multiple ships and planes have inexplicably disappeared over the years. Alfred Gough and Miles Millar brought the pitch for the pic to Universal back in March of 2012 – along with Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark, they’ll be involved as producers.

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Ouija Summons Up A Sequel

Ouija Summons Up A Sequel
Ouija, the teen horror from first-time director Stiles White, may not have spoken to the critics much, but managed to manifest a healthy box-office haul. It beat John Wick to the top of the charts on its opening weekend last October, and currently boasts a worldwide haul just under $100m. You might think a sequel was inevitable. And you'd be right! Universal has broken out the board again.The first film starred Olivia Cooke, and White himself wrote the screenplay with his regular cohort Juliet Snowden (Boogeyman, Knowing, The Possession). In an intriguing change, however, the sequel will be working from a screenplay by Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard, who were behind last year's excellent Oculus. Perhaps this will be one of those rare occasions when a follow-up drastically improves on its predecessor. It's unclear at this stage whether Flanagan is interested in directing Ouija 2.Elsewhere the roster is the same,
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The Harvest | Review

Harvest Home: McNaughton’s Return Yields Blighted Crop

Fans of director John McNaughton, known for his gruesome cult classic Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1990), as well as that tawdry neo-noir Wild Things (1998), will be happy to realize he’s returned to filmmaking with The Harvest, his first feature film since 2001. An indie thriller written by first time screenwriter Stephen Lancellotti, it’s headlined by the likes of Michael Shannon and Samantha Morton. While there are several standout moments in the film, it’s constantly marred by an underwhelming screenplay that has a few too many inconsistencies to support the development of tension or believability. The insistent need for extravagant twists undermines the logic of the narrative, something unnecessary here considering the intensity of the performances.

Katherine (Morton) and Richard (Shannon) care for their son Andy (Charlie Tahan) in their isolated home in the countryside. Both working in the medical profession,
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Uncover Ouija’s Secrets with Exclusive Clip For Film’s Home Release

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Uncover Ouija’s Secrets with Exclusive Clip For Film’s Home Release
The frightening secrets and legends of the infamous ‘Ouija’ board are finally being revealed. In celebration of the home release of the horror film, which was unveiled today on Blu-ray and DVD, Shockya is debuting a new exclusive clip from the game’s big-screen adaptation. The clip also honors the feature film directorial debut of Stiles White, who’s also co-scribed the script with his frequent writing partner, Juliet Snowden. The two previously scribed such horror feature films as ‘The Possession’ and ‘Boogeyman,’ as well as the horror short, ‘The Need,’ and the action mystery drama, ‘Knowing.’ The exclusive ‘Ouija’ clip follows a Ouija board that’s placed on a red carpet. As [ Read More ]

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