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Production underway on Disney’s Artemis Fowl

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures has announced that filming is now underway on Artemis Fowl, director Kenneth Branagh’s (Murder on the Orient Express) adaptation of the first book of Eoin Colfer’s best-selling series of the same name. Here’s the official press release from Disney:

Descended from a long line of criminal masterminds, 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl finds himself in a battle of strength and cunning against a powerful, hidden race of fairies who may be behind his father’s disappearance.

Newcomer Ferdia Shaw plays the title character, with Lara McDonnell (“Love, Rosie”) playing Captain Holly Short, a feisty, spirited elf, who is kidnapped by Artemis for a ransom of fairy gold.

In the underground fairy world of Haven City, Academy Award-winner Dame Judi Dench (“Skyfall”) plays Commander Root, the leader of the reconnaissance division of the LEPrecon, the fairy police force, and Josh Gad (“Beauty and the Beast”) plays Mulch Diggums,
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Filming Begins On Kenneth Branagh’s Artemis Fowl – Photography In England, Northern Ireland And Ho Chi Minh City

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Based on the first book of Eoin Colfer’s best-selling series of the same name, and directed by Kenneth Branagh, Disney’s “Artemis Fowl” has begun principal photography and will film in England, Northern Ireland and Ho Chi Minh City. The book was adapted for the screen by award-winning playwright Conor McPherson.

Descended from a long line of criminal masterminds, 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl finds himself in a battle of strength and cunning against a powerful, hidden race of fairies who may be behind his father’s disappearance.

Newcomer Ferdia Shaw plays the title character, with Lara McDonnell (“Love, Rosie”) playing Captain Holly Short, a feisty, spirited elf, who is kidnapped by Artemis for a ransom of fairy gold.

In the underground fairy world of Haven City, Academy Award-winner Dame Judi Dench (“Skyfall”) plays Commander Root, the leader of the reconnaissance division of the LEPrecon, the fairy police force,
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Forbidden Tomes: 7 Autumnal Books to Read on Halloween

Horror fans don’t need a time-sensitive excuse to indulge in uncanny and unnatural literature, but there’s nothing quite like steeping oneself in a novel of the strange as the October winds blow, bringing half-imagined whispers of phantoms from the pages. Some books evoke this sense more effortlessly—and frighteningly—than others. Here are seven chilly, liminal examples of literature’s power to bring us across the veil.

Books of Blood by Clive Barker: While technically five volumes, Clive Barker’s masterwork of short horror fiction brings the perfect mixture of pulpy violence, grotesque monstrosities, and transcendentally disturbing themes. His tales take the reader through gritty urban wastelands, liminal spaces of decay or transgression, where the rejected pieces of society manage to make a life—and encounter monsters in the process. Particularly poisonous treats include the titular story, a nightmarish diatribe on the roadways of ghosts; “Rawhead Rex,
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New Images from ‘Last Shift’ Director Anthony Diblasi’s ‘Extremity’

New Images from ‘Last Shift’ Director Anthony Diblasi’s ‘Extremity’
With films such as Dread, Cassadaga, Last Shift and Most Likely to Die under his belt, Anthony Diblasi is a horror filmmaker worth keeping an eye on right now. Up next he unleashes Extremity, which heads deep into the world of extreme haunts. Check out some new stills below, along with all the info you […]
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Interview: Director Anthony Diblasi Talks Indie Slasher Most Likely To Die

Shock chats up indie horror filmmaker Anthony Diblasi about his dead teenager flick Most Likely To Die. Most Likely To Die is Anthony Diblasi’s latest horror film. Diblasi is a solid director, having debuted with the horrifying and stunning Clive Barker adaptation Dread in 2009. Since then, he’s stuck with what he knows, and what…

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‘Most Likely to Die’ Clip Leaves One Dead (Exclusive)

‘Most Likely to Die’ Clip Leaves One Dead (Exclusive)
With Magnet releasing his Last Shift (now on Netflix Instant), the director of Dread, Missionary and Cassadaga will see his slasher Most Likely to Die open in select theaters and On-Demand Friday, May 13th. Penned by Laura Brennan, and starring Chad Addison, Jake Busey and Tess Christiansen, Anthony Diblasi’s latest follows, “Gaby has been dreading her high school reunion for months. It’s not […]
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‘Most Likely to Die’: A Deathly High School Reunion (Trailer)

‘Most Likely to Die’: A Deathly High School Reunion (Trailer)
With Magnet releasing his Last Shift (now on Netflix Instant), the director of Dread, Missionary and Cassadaga will see his slasher Most Likely to Die open in select theaters and On-Demand Friday, May 13th. Penned by Laura Brennan, and starring Chad Addison, Jake Busey and Tess Christiansen, Anthony Diblasi’s latest follows, “Gaby has been dreading her high school reunion for months. It’s not […]
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New UK trailer for Anthony Diblasi’s ‘Last Shift’

Set to debut on DVD and VOD on Monday 18th January, courtesy of Solo Media and Matchbox Films, Last Shift is the latest slice of horror from director Anthony Diblasi (Most Likely to Die, Cassadaga, Dread), and stars The Walking Dead‘s Juliana Harkavy, alongside Joshua Mikel, J. La Rose, Natalie Victoria and Sarah Sculco. And we have the new UK trailer for the film – check it out below, along with the UK artwork.

Rookie police officer Jessica Loren (Juliana HarkavyThe Walking Dead) has been assigned the last shift at a transitioning police station and must wait for a hazmat crew coming to pick up biomedical evidence. Ordered not to leave the station under any circumstance, Jessica comes to learn that it’s more than just an outdated station, its home to the ultimate embodiment of evil and his devoted blood thirsty followers. Jessica is left to fend for
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Contest: Win a Copy of Terrifying Chiller Last Shift on Blu-ray!

Shock wants to give a few lucky readers a copy of the eerie chiller Last Shift on Blu-ray. Director Anthony (Clive Barker’s Dread) Diblasi’s terrifying, slow-burning psyche-thriller Last Shift (aka Paymon: The King Of Hell) was released on Blu-ray, DVD and digital back in October but now, Shock has been given a stack of Blu’s to…

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Check Out This Creepy Clip From New Flick Last Shift

Shock gives you an exclusive look at new psyche-thriller Last Shift. I caught director Anthony (Clive Barker’s Dread) Diblasi’s terrifying, slow-burning psyche-thriller Last Shift (aka Paymon: The King Of Hell) a few months back and I have nothing but raves for it. I like my horror strange and I love leaving a film with more questions…

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Assault On Precinct 13 Mixed With A Satanic Cult Film, Last Shift, Gets a Blu-Ray/DVD Date & Trailer

Magnolia Home Entertainment & Magnet Releasing just sent over the details about the new film, Last Shift, which looks like John Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13 (or Rio Bravo) mixed in with a Charles Manson-esque led Satanic Cult. Sounds tasty to me. Check out the trailer above and the details on the release below to satisfy your bloodlust.

From the Press Release

A rookie cop’s first night on duty may very well be her last night alive in Last Shift, arriving on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Rental/Download on October 6 from Magnolia Home Entertainment under the Magnet Label. Directed and co-written by Anthony Diblasi (Dread) produced and co-written by Scott Poiley (Missionary) and produced by Mary Poiley (Missionary), Last Shift stars Juliana Harkavy (“The Walking Dead”) J. Larose (Dark Places, Saw III and Saw IV) and Joshua Mikel (“Hindsight”) in a supernatural thriller full of “white knuckled scares that will leave you screaming!
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Magnolia Sends Cassadaga Director’s Last Shift to DVD/Bluray This October

Films that deal with a single night at a location going horribly wrong are right up this writer’s alley. Assault On Precinct 13, Let Us Prey, I just have such a love for that kind of film. I also loved director Anthony Diblasi’s film Cassadaga, so the announcement that we’re getting a Diblasi film that, guess what?…takes place in a closing police station, is something that has my attention right from the get-go. The Cassadaga/Dread director’s newest film, Last Shift now has a DVD/Bluray/Digital street date of October 6th from Magnolia, and from the synopsis and trailer, it sure has our attention. What do you fright fanatics think?

Rookie police officer Jessica Loren (Harkavy) has been assigned the last shift at a closing police station and must wait for a hazmat crew collecting biomedical evidence. Ordered not to leave the station under any circumstance,
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Round-Up: Cthulhu Figure, The Inhabitants Trailer, Cabin Fever Remake, Stephen King Marathon, Last Shift Blu-ray

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The second Cthulhu figure in a three-part series from Warpo will be available this fall. Also: a trailer for The Inhabitants, first details on IFC Midnight's acquisition of Cabin Fever, El Rey Network's Stephen King marathon, and Last Shift on Blu-ray.

Warpo's Cthulhu Figure Series: Press Release: "Chicago, Il (September 9, 2015): Warpo, creators of the Legends of Cthulhu action figures, today released part two of three of Cthulhu: The Great Old One, their retro commercial series for the forthcoming 12” Cthulhu figure.

In keeping with the company’s method manufacturing, the process of development by which Team Warpo creates everything with the mindset and methods of the late 1970s to mid-1980s, the commercial series was created with the look and feel of being an “uploaded artifact” from the era – a rip from an old VHS tape that was used over and over again to capture storylines for the sandbox adventures of childhood.
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It's A Devil of a Job for Jessica in this Trailer for Last Shift

The first trailer for Last Shift has been release. The clip shows a rookie cop, in an abandoned police station. The film was developed by director Anthony Diblasi. Diblasi has had a film, Dread, entered as part of the After Dark Films "8 Films to Die For," in 2009. He also developed Cassadaga; this was an excellent film from 2011 and a review is posted here. However, the trailer for Last Shift appears slightly underwhelming. The clip and film relies on visions from the past. With elements of the Manson Family and Assault on Precinct 13, horror fans can come with their own opinion on the film, here. The film's story begins with Jessica (Juliana Harkavy). She is on her first shift in an old police station. A spooky nightmare begins as a supernatural cult leader makes his presence known and he has a special place in his deranged community for Jessica. As well,
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Frightfest 2015: ‘Most Likely to Die’ Review

Stars: Heather Morris, Ryan Doom, Perez Hilton, Chad Addison, Tess Christiansen, Tatum Miranda, Skyler Vallo, Jason Tobias, Marci Miller, Johnny Ramey | Written by Laura Brennan | Directed by Anthony Diblasi

I thought that writer/director Anthony Diblasi had given up on the horror genre after he chose to helm Wuthering High School – a teen movie, more accurately a TV movie, take on the classic novel – and to be fair I thought it wouldn’t be much of a loss. You see, beyond his first film Dread, which was based on the short story of the same name by Clive Barker, I have pretty much disliked every movie he has made, including his two of his previous Frightfest-screened movies, Cassadaga and Missionary. However… and here’s where I eat my words (and my razor-edged hat if needs be) he hits it out of the park with Most Likely to Die.

With tongue placed firmly in cheek,
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All Hail Our Exclusive Last Shift Artwork Premiere

We recently had the opportunity to sit down and watch the latest film from Anthony Diblasi (Dread, Cassadaga, Missionary), entitled Last Shift, and let me tell you… it’s one of the scariest flicks we’ve seen all year. You’ll be able… Continue Reading →

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25 Years In La Part 4: 'Masters Of Horror,' Revolution, and getting Foxed

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Like all superheroes (or anyone else who uses a secret identity), there came a moment when someone finally cracked the code and published my real name. To be fair, my identity was a pretty poorly-kept secret by that point. The first time I went to an actual press event, I used my real name, and anytime I met someone, I used my real name. "Moriarty" was a fun identity to slip into, and especially in the early days of the site, we played up the mythology of things. My friends all got their own spy names and would show up in the reports in the form of Henchman Mongo and Segue Zagnut and Harry Lime and more. From my end, it was silly and fun, and not something to be taken seriously. But when Film Threat ran a fairly vicious hit piece on Harry, I was also a target, and
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Clive Barker: what to expect from the Hellraiser reboot

Clive Barker has just submitted the latest draft of the new Hellraiser screenplay. And he's revealed one or two things about it...

Rebooting of horror franchises is rarely, for good reason, something welcomed with particularly open arms. However, one thing going for the planed new take on Hellraiser is that its original creator, Clive Barker, is involved. In fact, he's more than involved: Barker is penning the screenplay for the film, and he's now submitted a second draft of his script to The Weinstein Company.

Chatting to Entertainment Weekly, Barker revealed more of the new Hellraiser. "I think the phrase is ‘reboot'", he said, "although I’ve never really understood what that meant".

"I wanted to make sure we sounded some fresh notes. The movie actually begins on Devil’s Island. I wanted to fold into the Hellraiser narrative something about the guy - the Frenchman Lemarchand - who made the mysterious box,
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Film Review: ‘Missionary’

Don’t let the clean white shirt, the friendly demeanor and the Jesus-loving lingo fool you. The next Mormon knocking at your door could turn out to be a home-wrecking psychopath — at least, according to “Missionary,” a luridly entertaining thriller that plays like “Fatal Attraction” for extreme religiophobes, or perhaps a very gory episode of “The Brigham Young and the Restless.” Following his Clive Barker adaptation “Dread” and his ’60s horror tribute “Cassadaga,” director Anthony Diblasi continues his string of indie freakouts with this cautionary tale of a wife and mother who finds that her Book of Mormon-thumping boyfriend is anything but a saint, Latter-Day or otherwise. Released Oct. 31, the Freestyle/Orchard quickie could turn a quick buck in limited-theatrical and VOD play.

Separated from her unfaithful husband, Ian (Kip Pardue), Central Florida resident Katherine (Dawn Olivieri) has her hands full working a blue-collar job and looking after their 11-year-old boy,
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First Look, Details for Anthony Diblasi’s Most Likely to Die

We've got the first photo for Most Likely to Die, the latest horror film from Missionary and Dread director Anthony Diblasi. Glee's Heather Morris, Jake Busey (From Dusk Till Dawn), Ryan Doom, Chad Addison, Skyler Vallo and Perez Hilton star.

Shooting recently wrapped in Los Angeles.

Written by Laura Brennan and featuring special effects by FX veteran Gary Tunnicliffe, the film follows a group of former classmates who are gathering for a pre-party at one of their homes the night before their 10-year high school reunion, and one-by-one, they are brutally slain in a matter befitting each’s senior yearbook superlative.

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