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Horror Highlights: Atomica, The Bye Bye Man Soundtrack, The Rezort, Hostage To The Devil

The theatrical and VOD / Digital HD release of Dagen Merrill's Atomica from Syfy Films is slated for mid-March, and casting as well as a synopsis for the film kicks off today's Horror Highlights. Also: info on The Bye Bye Man soundtrack from the Newton Brothers, images and release details for the zombie film The ReZort, and a trailer for Hostage to the Devil.

Atomica Release Details & Still: Press Release: "New York, NY -- January 11, 2017 -- Syfy Films is pleased to announce the release of the anticipated sci-fi thriller Atomica, in theaters on March 17, 2017, and on VOD and Digital HD on March 21, 2017. The film is directed by Dagen Merrill (“Beneath,” “Broken Hill,” “Murder in the Dark”) and written by Kevin Burke (“Ultimate Spider-Man,” Marvel’s “Avengers Assemble,” “Beneath”), Fred Fernandez-Armesto and Adam Gyngell. The cast includes Dominic Monaghan (the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “Pet”), Tom Sizemore (“Saving Private Ryan,
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SyFy Announces Release Date For Atomica

If you have found the lack of sci fi thrillers staged in nuclear power plants distressing they SyFy has answered your calls of woe. Today the Us cable network announced the release date for Dagen Merrill's Atomica (formerly Deep Burial and Half Life). The sci-fi thriller will start in U.S. cinemas on March 17th, then will be on VOD and Digital HD on March 21st. Atomica is directed by Dagen Merrill (“Beneath,” “Broken Hill,” “Murder in the Dark”) and written by Kevin Burke (“Ultimate Spider-Man,” Marvel’s “Avengers Assemble,” “Beneath”), Fred Fernandez-Armesto and Adam Gyngell. The cast includes Dominic Monaghan (the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “Pet”), Tom Sizemore (“Saving Private Ryan,” “Black Hawk Down”) and Sarah Habel (“Hostel: Part III,” USA Network’s “Rush”). ...

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DVD Review – Lights Out (2016)

Lights Out, 2016.

Directed by David F. Sandberg.

Starring Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Maria Bello, Billy Burke, Alexander Dipersia, Lotta Losten, Alicia Vela-Bailey and Andi Osho.

Synopsis:

A young boy is haunted by the malevolent spirit that drove his older sister away, forcing her to return home and help save her brother.

Based on a popular YouTube short film that appeared a few years ago, Lights Out is David F. Sandberg’s debut full-length movie and shows that the filmmaker may be a future genre name to watch as he clearly has a grasp of what makes us (or the young versions of us) scared once the lights go out. Of course, it helps that The Conjuring/Insidious mastermind James Wan is on board as a producer and you can see his fingerprints over a lot of the movie, especially in the framing, use of lighting and the jump scares. However,
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Signature Entertainment pick up supernatural horror ‘The Culling’

Signature Entertainment have recently picked up supernatural horror The Culling, from director Rustam Branaman, for distribution in the United Kingdom.

Set for a DVD release on March 23rd 2015, the film involves a lost and lonely, young girl who encounters five friends at an isolated cafe and they bring her back to her home. But, a secret lies in the bowels of this cursed structure, one in which none of the friends can escape.

The Culling stars Elizabeth Di Prinzio (The Devil Within), Jeremy Sumpter (Peter Pan), Brett Davern (Awkward), Chris Coy, (Hostel: Part III) and Linsey Godfrey. Check out the trailer and first images from the film below:
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[Media] - "The Culling" First Trailer

From the Executive Producer of "Black Swan" and "Machete" comes the supernatural thriller "The Culling". Here's the trailer for Rustam Branaman's evil child flick, which stars Elizabeth Di Prinzio ("The Devil Within"), Jeremy Sumpter ("Friday Night Lights"), Brett Davern ("Awkward"), Chris Coy ("Hostel: Part III") and Linsey Godfrey. Signature Entertainment is releasing in the UK on March 23, 2015.Five friends head out of town for road trip to a summer concert. A change of plans arise as they find a seven-year-old girl left alone in a parking, leaving them no choice but to find her parents. The little girl's house is well out of the way and secluded. When they arrive at her house it's quickly apparent they will have to stay for the night. What is not is foreseen is the evil...
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Robert Kirkman’s Outcast TV Series Casting Update

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On AMC, he ushered us into a world of the living dead and now he’s bringing us face-to-face with demons. Earlier this month we reported that the lead role had been cast in Robert Kirkman’s Outcast TV series, and that The Guest director Adam Wingard is set to helm the pilot. We now have additional casting news for the exorcism drama that will air on Cinemax, as four actors have now been added to the cast.

Deadline reports that Reg E. Cathey (American Psycho, Se7en), Julia Crockett (The Absence), Wrenn Schmidt (The Americans, Our Idiot Brother), and Kip Pardue (Hostel: Part III) have joined the ranks of Outcast.

The exorcism drama follows Kyle Barnes (Patrick Fugit), “a young man who’s been plagued by possession since he was a child. He sets out to seek answers, only to uncover something that could end all life on Earth as we know it.
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Get an Exclusive Preview of The Damned Soundtrack by Frederik Wiedmann

IFC Midnight, in association with Five 7 Media, is releasing The Damned in theaters on August 29th, but first, thanks to Lakeshore Records, the The Damned - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is available today, August 19th!

From the Press Release:

Lakeshore Records will release the The Damned - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on August 19, 2014. The album features original music by Frederik Wiedmann (Beware the Batman, Green Lantern: The Animated Series), who is a frequent collaborator of director Victor Garcia.

“I hope this soundtrack will keep you on the edge of your seat!” said Wiedmann.

“I met Freddie seven years ago for what was going to be our first movie together (Return to House on Haunted Hill) and ended up being the first of several collaborations,” said Garcia. “The amazing cues he's accomplished and the organic way in which his score fits the pacing makes The Damned be, without a doubt, my
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John Fasano Dead: Writer, Director, Producer Dies at 52

John Fasano Dead: Writer, Director, Producer Dies at 52
Writer, producer and director John Fasano died in his sleep Saturday night. He was 52.

In a career that career spanned more than 25 years, Fasano had more than 40 credits on feature films and primetime television as a writer, director or producer.

His feature credits include “Another 48 Hrs.,” “Tombstone,” “Universal Soldier: The Return” and “Alien 3,” as well as developing the stories for “Alien vs. Predator,” “Flushed Away,” “Ex-1,” Marvel Comics’ “Werewolf by Night” and, most recently, writing “Sniper 5,” “Sniper Reloaded” and “Hostel: Part III.”

In television, Fasano wrote more than 17 movies, including TNT’s “The Hunchback,” for which he received a Writers Guild Award nomination in 1996; the Tom Selleck hit “Stone Cold”; the Iraq war docudrama “Saving Jessica Lynch”; and Westerns such as “The Legend of Butch and Sundance” and “Hannah’s Law.”

In the digital space, John created and wrote “Woke Up Dead,” a series for Sony’s Crackle
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John Fasano Dead: Writer, Director, Producer Dies at 52

John Fasano Dead: Writer, Director, Producer Dies at 52
Writer, producer and director John Fasano died in his sleep Saturday night. He was 52.

In a career that career spanned more than 25 years, Fasano had more than 40 credits on feature films and primetime television as a writer, director or producer.

His feature credits include “Another 48 Hrs.,” “Tombstone,” “Universal Soldier: The Return” and “Alien 3,” as well as developing the stories for “Alien vs. Predator,” “Flushed Away,” “Ex-1,” Marvel Comics’ “Werewolf by Night” and, most recently, writing “Sniper 5,” “Sniper Reloaded” and “Hostel: Part III.”

In television, Fasano wrote more than 17 movies, including TNT’s “The Hunchback,” for which he received a Writers Guild Award nomination in 1996; the Tom Selleck hit “Stone Cold”; the Iraq war docudrama “Saving Jessica Lynch”; and Westerns such as “The Legend of Butch and Sundance” and “Hannah’s Law.”

In the digital space, John created and wrote “Woke Up Dead,” a series for Sony’s Crackle
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Netflix Fires Up the Horror This 4th of July!

If you have Netflix and are a horror fan in need of something to watch this Fourth of July weekend, you are more than covered in terms of streaming all the spooky shenanigans you could possibly want.

In honor of Deliver Us from Evil opening in theaters this week and to keep the horror going throughout the weekend, be sure to check out these other genre films now available on Netflix.

Ready... Set.... Stream and Scream!

Spend A Night In With One Of The Masters Of Horror

The Stand Cujo The Langoliers Stephen King's Children of the Corn

Horrifying Family Members

Halloween: Resurrection Hemlock Grove Texas Chainsaw Carrie

Vacations Gone Wrong

Wolf Creek 2 Hostel: Part III The Cabin in the Woods Devil's Pass

Horror Throwback

Invasion of the Body Snatchers The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant Night of the Living Dead Barracuda

Scream Series!

Scream Scream 2 Scream 3

And Of Course,
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Welcome to Purgatory adds Scott Spiegel

Scott Spiegel, co-writer of Evil Dead II and director of Hostel III, has been announced as the executive producer of a new movie that follows three new arrivals in purgatory:

“London, August 20th 2013 – Cupsogue Pictures are pleased to announce that Scott Spiegel, known for his roles in Hollywood as a screenwriter, director, producer and actor, has been confirmed as the executive producer for its upcoming fantasy motion picture ‘Welcome to Purgatory’.

Spiegel, who is best known for co-writing ‘Evil Dead II’ (1987) with director Sam Raimi, producing ‘Hostel’ (2005) with Eli Roth, and directing ‘Hostel: Part III’ (2011), will executive-produce the picture, which stars Nathan Jones (‘Troy’, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’), Jack O’Halloran (‘Superman’, ‘King Kong’), Tory Kittles (‘Olympus Has Fallen’, ‘Next’) and Stephen Marcus (‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’, ‘Quills’), and will be directed by British director Gene Fallaize.

Spiegel, who often works with Sam Raimi, Eli Roth and Bruce Campbell,
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Spiegel to exec produce Purgatory

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Spiegel to exec produce Purgatory
Hostel 3 director to executive produce afterlife fantasy film.

Cupsogue Pictures have announced that Scott Spiegel is to executive produce its upcoming fantasy feature Welcome to Purgatory.

Spiegel is best known for co-writing Evil Dead II (1987) with director Sam Raimi, producing Hostel (2005) with Eli Roth, and directing Hostel: Part III (2011).

Directed by Gene Fallaize, Welcome to Purgatory stars Nathan Jones, Jack O’Halloran, Tory Kittles and Stephen Marcus.

The film follows three new arrivals as they navigate the Afterlife, helped by Guardian Paul. They find the afterlife in ruins amidst a growing war between good and evil. All the rules of the Afterlife have been broken and both pain and pleasure can be experienced. While death here may not be final, it leads directly to the Seventh Circle of Hell and the group must find a way to fix things before Heaven is ruined for eternity.

Tony Cook and Gene Fallaize will produce the film for Cupsogue Pictures, which
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Casting Update for Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D

When George A. Romero created Night of the Living Dead, the movie originally carried the title Night of the Flesh Eaters. The title was changed at the last moment and the copyright was lost, immediately putting the film into public domain.

That means that anyone can remake or re-imagine the movie and one of the newer projects is Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D. The movie has been in development for a number of years now, but it’s alive and well and we have a new casting update:

via Dread Central: “Simon West Productions (Black Hawk Down, Con Air, The Expendables 2) and the Graphic Film Company, in association with 2020 Entertainment and Indus Media and Entertainment, announced today that Bollywood actor R. Madhavan (3 Idiots, 13B, Tanu Weds Manu) will star in the upcoming Night Of The Living Dead: Origins 3D, which is a 3D re-imagining of George Romero
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Night Of The Living Dead: Origins 3D Updates in!

Simon West Productions (Black Hawk Down, Con Air, The Expendables 2) and the Graphic Film Company, in association with 2020 Entertainment and Indus Media and Entertainment, announced today that Bollywood actor R. Madhavan (3 Idiots, 13B, Tanu Weds Manu) will star in the upcoming Night Of The Living Dead: Origins 3D, which is a 3D re-imagining of George Romero’s classic horror film Night Of The Living Dead.

Directed by Zebediah De Soto and co-written by De Soto, Warren Davis II and David Reuben Schwartz, the film also stars veterans Tony Todd (Candyman) and Tom Sizemore (Black Hawk Down), along with scream queen Danielle Harris (Halloween), Sarah Habel (Hostel: Part III, Sydney Tamiia Poitier (Grindhouse), Bill Mosley (Texas Chainsaw 3D) and Joseph Pilato (Pulp Fiction). The film is being produced by Simon West, Jib Polhemus, Gus Malliarodakis and Matty Mangone-Miranda of the Graphic Film Company, Paresh Ghelani of 2020 Entertainment, and Naveen Chathappuram
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Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D Adds Bollywood Star R. Madhavan

Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D Adds Bollywood Star R. Madhavan
Simon West Productions (Black Hawk Down, Con Air, The Expendables 2) and the Graphic Film Company, in association with 2020 Entertainment and Indus Media and Entertainment, announced today that Bollywood actor R. Madhavan (3 Idiots, 13B, Tanu Weds Manu) will star in the upcoming Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D, which is a 3D re-imagining of George A. Romero's classic horror film Night of the Living Dead.

Directed by Zebediah DeSoto and co-written by DeSoto, Warren Davis and David Schwartz, the film also stars veterans Tony Todd (Candyman) and Tom Sizemore (Black Hawk Down), along with scream queen Danielle Harris (Halloween), Sarah Habel (Hostel: Part III, Sydney Tamiia Poitier (Grindhouse), Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw 3D) and Joseph Pilato (Pulp Fiction). The film is being produced by Simon West, Jib Polhemus, Gus Malliarodakis and Matty Mangone-Miranda of the Graphic Film Company, Paresh Ghelani of 2020 Entertainment, and Naveen Chathappuram and Charles Leslie of Indus Media and Entertainment.
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Pregnant Jennifer Love Hewitt Engaged to Brian Hallisay

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The good news keeps on rolling in for Jennifer Love Hewitt -- she's engaged!The 34-year-old is not only expecting her first child with "The Client List" costar Brian Hallisay, but toofab confirms they're also engaged.Hallisay, also 34, reportedly popped the question while the two were vacationing in Europe together last month.So far, no additional details on the ring or the proposal have popped up, but congratulations are definitely in order.The engagement news comes just one day after the two announced they're having a child together, telling toofab "This is a wonderful time and we are looking forward to starting our family together."This is the second engagement for Jennifer, who was also engaged to ex Ross McCall from 2007-2008.  She's also been linked to her "Ghost Whisperer" costar Jamie Kennedy and famously dated Carson DalyJohn Mayer and the late Lfo singer Rich Cronin in the past.
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Chapman Filmed Entertainment Reveals Trigger Cast

Chapman Filmed Entertainment has announced today that Scott Glenn ( The Silence of the Lambs , The Bourne Ultimatum , Training Day ), Stephen Tobolowsky ( Memento , Groundhog Day , Buried ) and Chris Coy ( Random , Greenberg , Hostel: Part III ) will star in the company.s debut thriller Trigger . Said to be a suspenseful, character-driven thriller with a twist, Trigger examines two men fixated on what triggers the enormity of evil: a father whose life is destroyed in pursuit of a monster, a son caught in a deadly charade as he tries to unravel his father.s obsession. The film is being directed by Chapman alumnus Basel Owies from a script by Max Enscoe. Chapman Filmed Entertainment.s Travis Knox ( The Bucket List ) is producing with Bob Yari and William Immerman...
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First image of Ashley Greene in Random

The first image from the forthcoming horror film Random starring Ashley Greene (Twilight) has been released. Courtesy of EW we get our first taste of a very different looking Greene, and it seems as if she is channelling her inner Lisbeth Salander (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), as she is certainly going for the rough and rugged look, sporting a number of piercings...

Random is directed by Oliver Blackburn (Donkey Punch) with a script by Gary Fielder, Scott Rosenberg and Anthony Jaswinski. The film also stars Haley Bennett (The Haunting of Molly Hartley) James Rawlings (Battleship), Chris Coy (Hostel: Part III) and Lucas Till (X-Men: First Class). The horror centres on a college girl (Bennet) who is alone on campus over the Thanksgiving break and is targeted by a group of outcasts. The student must conquer her deepest fears to outwit them and fight back. Greene plays Violet, the leader of the violent gang,
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FEARnet Announces Its December Holiday Programming Schedule

Wondering where you can get your holiday horror TV fix? FEARnet is the place to be! Read on for all of the network's December highlights, which include a "Tales from the Crypt" marathon on New Year's Eve!

From the Press Release:

FEARnet will have you stalkin’ around the Christmas tree all month long with a variety of world and network premieres, frightful features, and holiday marathons capped off by a New Year’s Shockin’ Eve “Tales from the Crypt” Marathon.

· District 9 (Network Premiere) - Sunday, December 9 (10 p.m. Et/7 p.m. Pt)

Years after landing in South Africa, alien lifeforms, known as prawns, now find themselves living in persecution and squalor. A routine inspection of a prawn village leads to unexpected consequences, giving one government agent (Sharlto Copley, Open Grave) a change of heart—and body—in this hit science-fiction thriller directed by Neill Blomkamp (Elysium) and produced by
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FEARnet Gives the Gift of Gore This Holiday Season

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FEARnet Gives the Gift of Gore This Holiday Season
Most people associate December with good cheer, family togetherness, piles of gifts, and other feel-good crap. FEARnet fans know that what invokes warm fuzzies in us includes killer Santas, dysfunction, and torture. Luckily, FEARnet has you covered with some awesome December programming highlights.

Start off the holiday season with our Holliston marathon on December 18th. The season one marathon will be capped off with the all new Holliston Christmas special. We usher in Christmas with a "Killer Kringle" marathon on December 24th: The Traveler, Saint, Santa's Slay, and A Christmas Tale. Then ring in the New Year with the emcee of chills, the Cryptkeeper, with our Tales From the Crypt marathon. Twenty-four hours, twenty-four tales, and all-new interstitials with the Cryptkeeper begin on December 31st.

Other goodies to stuff in your stocking this month include the FEARnet premiere of the critically-acclaimed District 9 on December 9th; the world television premiere
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