9/26/16

9/26 Press Release For Brett DeJager’s "Bonejangles":




Press Release: Wild Eye Releasing has acquired worldwide distribution rights for Brett DeJager’s Bonejangles. “We signed with Wild Eye because we wanted to work with a distributor that understands what good horror movies are all about and had the capacity to get Bonejangles in the hands of as many horror fans as possible. You can tell they love a good horror flick just as much as the rest of us, and that is exactly why we trusted them to deliver Bonejangles to the world,” DeJager said after the deal was inked.

Over the past year, Bonejangles has made audiences and critics scream, screening at the Fright Night Theatre Film Festival, Scare-A-Con Film Festival and The Indie Horror Drive-In Film Festival.

While transporting the unstoppable killer Bonejangles to an asylum, a group of police officers encounter a hellish pit stop: a cursed town where the dead rise from their graves. Now the only way to save their lives and the town is to release Bonejangles and fight the curse…with something much worse.

Rob Hauschild, President of Wild Eye Releasing negotiated the deal with Shaun O’Connell of Labyrinth Films. Hauschild shared, “Bonejangles perfectly captures the 80s horror sensibility, and we are thrilled to be unleashing it to the fans.” A digital and physical release is planned for 2017..









9/26 Uncork’d Entertainment Takes "The 13th Friday":




Press Release: Uncork’d Entertainment has nabbed worldwide rights to THE 13TH FRIDAY, writer-director Justin Price’s terrifying new addition to the supernatural horror genre. Uncork’d Entertainment President Keith Leopard says he’s excited to be involved in what’s sure to be one of the horror highlights of early 2017.

“It’s good to be back in business with Justin – who we worked with on the successful distribution of THE CLOTH, DARK MOON RISING and FORSAKEN. I think it will be a highlight for horror fans when we release it early next year!”.

Writer-Director Justin Price says “Uncork’d Entertainment has revolutionized independent cinema and there is no other outfit more fitting for THE 13TH FRIDAY then in their hands. We were very excited they decided to handle the worldwide rights to the film.” Uncork’d Entertainment will represent THE 13TH FRIDAY at AFM in November.

When a female refugee discovers an ancient demonic device that opens the gateway to another realm, she unleashes a dark entity that poses as her daughter. After many failed attempts to have the church explain the creation of her worst nightmares, she learns that the house is cursed by an enraged spirit that died on Friday the 13th. And now a group of thrill seeking friends unknowingly unleash its wrath and damn their souls.

Uncork’d Entertainment’s recent releases include Kathryn F.Taylor’s horror-thriller THE EVIL GENE, ALL GIRLS WEEKEND and FEED THE DEVIL. The distrib’s upcoming releases include SPAGHETTIMAN, released late September, John Fallon’s anticipated thriller THE SHELTER, and THE HOLLOW, opening in theaters in October.


9/26 John Carpenter Takes Aim At Rob Zombie:




Let me start by saying: I believe Rob Zombie is a good director and storyteller, when it comes to his own material.. I liked 'House Of A 1000 Corpses, and The Devil's Rejects' - I even thought 'The Lords Of Salem' was ok, even though many horror fans hated it. I give him props for trying something different..

When it comes to his 2007 reboot of Halloween, in my opinion it is one of the worst remakes around - Did we really need to see a redneck version of Michael Myers? Not to mention the film is ridiculously laden with profanity, to the point where just want to mute the sound.. Anyways I'm not going to rant about the film..

It appears Horror Icon John Carpenter is no fan of Rob Zombie or his remake of Halloween.. In a recent Q&A at the New York Film Academy, Carpenter was asked for his opinion on the remake, and he responded by saying:

"I thought that (Zombie) took away the mystique of the story by explaining too much about the guy (slasher icon Michael Myers). I don't care about that. He's supposed to be a force of nature, he's supposed to be almost supernatural ... and he was too big, it wasn't normal."

Back in 2010 A&E aired the documentary 'Halloween: The Inside Story'. In the doc Rob Zombie claims he got a chilly reception from Carpenter when he told him, he was going to remake the 1978 classic.. Carpenter had this to say about the exchange:

"He lied about me. He said that I was very cold to him when he told me he was going to make it. Nothing could be further from the truth. I said, 'Make it your own movie, man. You know, this is yours now. Don't worry about me.' I was incredibly supportive. Why that piece of shit lied, I don't know! He had no reason to. Why did he do it?"

You want to check out the Q&A, click on the video below:





9/26 New "Found Footage 3D" Poster:




A new official poster for Steven DeGennaro's horror flick "Found Footage 3D", has made it's way online.. Cast: Carter Roy, Alena von Stroheim, Tom Saporito, Scott Allen Perry, Jessica Perrin, Scott Weinberg, John Daws, Doran Ingram and Chris O'Brien..

Storyline: When he's hired to document the behind-the-scenes action of the ultra low-budget horror movie Spectre of Death ("the first 3D found-footage horror film"), an aspiring filmmaker packs up his camera and travels with the film's crew to a creepy cabin in the woods. But when the fictional evil presence from their film begins appearing in his behind-the-scenes footage, he has to figure out how to stop it, or it just may find its way into the real world.

In the same way that Scream deconstructed the slasher sub-genre in the 1990s, FF3D takes a found-footage horror movie and populates it with people who are aware of all of the rules, tricks, and clich├ęs of the genre. They know how to make a found footage movie. But do they know how to survive one?

Written and Directed by: Steven DeGennaro..







9/23/16

9,23 The Awesome 'BUBBA HO-TEP' Gets A Scream Factory Release:


Press Release: The Shady Rest retirement home is about to get all shook up with a new resident: a broken-down and eccentric old geezer claiming to be the King of Rock ‘n Roll himself! Loyal fans of horror master Don Coscarelli (Phantasm, The Beastmaster, John Dies At The End!) know well the uproarious horror comedy from his 2002 cult classic BUBBA HO-TEP.

Written and directed by Don Coscarelli and based on the Bram Stoker Award-nominated short story by cult author Joe R. Lansdale, BUBBA HO-TEP stars cult icon Bruce Campbell (Army of Darkness, “Ash vs. Evil Dead”) as Elvis Presley, the late, great Ossie Davis (Grumpy Old Men, Do The Right Thing) as John “Jack” Kennedy, Ella Joyce (Set It Off, Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot), Heidi Marnhout (Phantasm IV: Oblivion), and Bob Ivy (John Dies At the End, Near Dark).

On November 8, 2016, SCREAM FACTORY Home Entertainment is proud to present BUBBA HO-TEP Collector’s Edition. Available for the first time on Blu-ray, this definitive collector’s edition release is packed with over 5 hours of extras, including all-new interviews with Don Coscarelli, Bruce Campbell, and special effects artist Robert Kurtzman; new audio commentary with Joe R. Landsdale; and more! A must-have for movie collectors, horror enthusiasts, and loyal fans, BUBBA HO-TEP Collector’s Edition also includes a collectible slipcover featuring newly rendered artwork and a reversible cover wrap featuring original theatrical key art.

Order from ShoutFactory.com and get a FREE 18″ X 24″ poster featuring our brand new artwork, available while supplies last! Also get it shipped two weeks early!

Special Features:

* NEW Audio Commentary with author Joe R. Lansdale
* NEW “All Is Well” – an interview with writer/director Don Coscarelli
* NEW “The King Lives!” – an interview with star Bruce Campbell
* NEW “Mummies and Make-up” – an interview with special effects artist Robert Kurtzman
* Audio Commentary by Don Coscarelli and Bruce Campbell
* Audio Commentary by “The King”
* Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by Don Coscarelli and Bruce Campbell
* “The Making of Bubba Ho-Tep” featurette
* “To Make a Mummy” – Makeup and Effects
* “Fit for A King” – Elvis Costuming * “Rock Like an Egyptian” – Featurette about the Music of Bubba Ho-Tep
* Joe R. Lansdale Reads from Bubba Ho-Tep
* Archival Bruce Campbell interviews
* Music Video
* Theatrical Trailer
* TV Spot
* Still Gallery





9,23 Trailer For 'THE BLACK ROOM':




The trailer to Rolfe Kanefsky's supernatural horror flick 'The Black Room', has found it's way online.. Cast: Natasha Henstridge, Lukas Hassel, Lin Shaye, Dominique Swain, Augie Duke, Caleb Scott, James Duval, Victoria De Mare, Catherine Annette, Nick Principe, Elissa Dowling, Jill Evyn, Rachel Riley, Beverly Swanson and Tiffany Shepis..

Plotline: PAUL and JENNIFER HEMDALE have just moved into their dream house. But their happy marriage is about to be put to the test as they slowly discover the secret behind the black room in the cellar. Something else is already living in their new home and it is growing stronger every day. It has claimed many victims including the last owners of the house. Repairmen who journey down into the basement soon meet a horrible end.

When Paul is taken over by this demonic entity, it is no longer trapped within the walls and is quick to take advantage of all pleasures of the flesh. Jennifer and her younger sister KAREN begin to suspect that something is wrong with Paul. Karen finds out the truth a hard and painful way, leaving Jennifer alone to fight the demonic entity that has possessed her husband and threatens to destroy her very soul. And Paul is not the only one transforming as Jennifer soon discovers that the black room is not only evil but alive as well and may not be able to be stopped!

Written and Directed By: Rolfe Kanefsky - The Black Room' will be making its debut this years 'Nightmares Film Festival', October 20th through the 23rd in Columbus, Ohio..







9,23 Official Trailer For Nicolas Pesce's 'The Eyes Of My Mother':




The official trailer for Nicolas Pesce's upcoming horror drama 'The Eyes Of My Mother', has worked it's way online.. The film Stars: Diana Agostini, Olivia Bond, Joey Curtis-Green, Flora Diaz, Kika Magalhaes, Paul Nazak, Clara Wong and Will Brill..

Plotline: In their secluded farmhouse, a mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, teaches her daughter, Francisca, to understand anatomy and be unfazed by death. One afternoon, a mysterious visitor shatters the idyll of Francisca’s family life, deeply traumatizing the young girl, but also awakening unique curiosities. Though she clings to her increasingly reticent father, Francisca’s loneliness and scarred nature converge years later when her longing to connect with the world around her takes on a dark form.

Shot in crisp black and white, the haunting visual compositions evoke its protagonist’s isolation and illuminate her deeply unbalanced worldview. Genre-inflected, but so strikingly unique as to defy categorization, writer/director Nicolas Pesce’s feature debut allows only an elliptical presence in Francisca’s world, guiding our imaginations to follow her into peculiar, secret places...

Written and Directed By: Nicolas Pesce - The Eyes Of My Mother' is set to land in theaters (limited) and VOD December 2, 2016..







9,23 DVD Release Date For Larry Kent’s ‘She Who Must Burn’:




Press Release: Midnight Releasing has announced the October 11th Cable VOD, Digital HD and DVD release of She Who Must Burn, Canadian cinema provocateur Larry Kent’s latest feature. Kent and co-writer Shane Twerdun have crafted a thought-provoking and violent horror story centered around the all-too-real battle between personal choice, state-sanctioned law and religious dogma. She Who Must Burn will be available to rent or own starting October 11th on Dish Network, Cox, Charter, Verizon Fios, DirecTV, iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play, Vudu, XBox and more.

Sarah Smyth (“Cedar Cove”, 50/50, “Supernatural”) headlines as a healthcare provider at odds with the evangelical family in her small town. When she refuses to stop seeing women in need and even helps a desperate member of their own family (sci-fi icon Jewel Staite, “Firefly”, “Stargate: Atlantis”, “The LA Complex”), they decide she is to blame for the mysterious deaths in the community and must pay.

She Who Must Burn has been acclaimed by mainstream and horror media since its world premiere at the 2015 Fantasia International Film Festival, where the film took home the award for Best Feature Film. It went on to screen around the world, winning Best Feature Film at Blood in the Snow and sweeping the awards at the Fright Night Festival, taking home Scariest Film, Best Villain and Best Supporting Actress. Modern Horrors raved that “the horror is all in the reality”and FilmFestivals.com declared She Who Must Burn is “a profound, thought-provoking movie that brilliantly speaks about our flawed human nature”.

A deadly storm heads towards a small mining village as the local preacher feeds the dark resentments seething in the souls of its citizens. Angela is the only medical resource for women in this unfortunate town where stillbirths and cancer have become disturbingly common. The local preacher and his followers blame Angela for the miscarriages and deaths, and even her Deputy Sheriff boyfriend can’t protect her from their wrath. Dark clouds gather as the preacher’s followers, infected with religious fervor and inflamed with passionate righteousness, seek to cleanse their community. Those who sin against the Lord must pay.

The DVD release of She Who Must Burn (SRP $17.98) will be available exclusively from Amazon.com.







9,23 Another Delay For 'FRIDAY THE 13TH' Reboot:




Just as I predicted Paramount Pictures has pulled the upcoming reboot of 'Friday The 13th', from it's January 13th, 2017 release date.. The film is now set for release on Friday, October 13th, 2017..

Just a few weeks ago it was revealed that Victor Miller co-writer on the original Friday The 13th, wanted to reclaim ownership and filed a termination of his grant of property rights effective July 2018..

I'm not sure if that had anything to do with the delay - in reality the film was not even close to filming.. As of right now the project has no cast or director, but Breck Eisner (Sahara, The Crazies, The Last Witch Hunter) may be close to signing on to helm the reboot..


9/22/16

9,22 First Teaser For Hulu's 'FREAKISH':




The first teaser trailer for Hulu's upcoming 10 episodes series 'FREAKISH', has made it's way online.. Cast: Chad Michael Collins, Leo Howard, Liza Koshy, Adam Hicks, Aislinn Paul, Meghan Rienks, Melvin Gregg, Hayes Grier, Mary Mouser, Chachi Gonzales, Chad L. Coleman, and Tyler Chase..

The story will center around a group of students at a small-town high school who must fight for survival when predatory mutant freaks take over after a meltdown at the local chemical plant...

Created by Beth Szymkowski - You can catch all 10 first season episodes of Freakish starting October 10th..