Tuesday, July 17, 2018

This Trailer for Hell Fest Turns an Amusement Park into a Torture Chamber!

Tagline: "Fun Going In. Hell Getting Out."

A movie poster and early stills were just released for Gregory Plotkin's Hell Fest. All of these graphics can be seen here. Now, a trailer has just been released, for the film, through CBS Films and Lionsgate. This title is expected to show in late September, theatrically. And, the first trailer shows characters enjoying an amusement park, on Halloween. A masked killer also wants to enjoy the rides. Hell Fest stars: Amy Forsyth (Channel Zero) Bex Taylor-Klaus and if viewers look closely, they will find Tony Todd (Candyman), in make-up. The clip lies in wait below.

In the trailer, characters Natalie (Forsyth), Brooke (Edwards), Taylor (Taylor-Klaus) and a few others enter the amusement park. Some of the park employees are dressed up as monsters, allowing a killer to get close to them. But, everyone thinks this is just a game, until more and more people turn up missing or dead. Now, Natalie must turn the tables on this masked killer, before it is too late.

Hell Fest will release just after Summer. This slasher feature will see several theatres this September 28th. The film promises to revitalize the slasher genre, which had its hey day in the '80s. Fans of horror can find the latest on Hell Fest right here.

Release Date: September 28th, 2018 (Theatrical).

Director: Gregory Plotkin.

Writers: Seth M. Sherwood, Blair Butler, William Penick, Chris Sey, Stephen Susco and Gary Dauberman.

Cast: Amy Forsyth, Reign Edwards, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Christian James, Roby Attal and Matt Mercurio.

The first trailer for Hell Fest:

Andy Palmer's Funhouse Massacre is another horror film that blends amusement parks and masked killers (on Blu-ray):

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Dramatic Thriller Intersection Collides on Digital Platforms this July 17th

Tagline: “How Far would You Go To Begin Again?”

Indican Pictures and director Tim French (The Reunion, 2017) are set to release the dramatic thriller Intersection. Winner of seventy plus awards, the film involves: loss, guilt and struggling with the past. Hoyt Richards ("CSI Miami"), Anabella Casanova (Mask Maker) and Goodfellas' (1990) actor Johnny Williams centrally star. To show this week on home entertainment platforms, the film's script was co-written by Tim French's father and novelist Michael French. And now, the film's official poster and trailer are available here.

The trailer shows protagonist Cobb (Hoyt), returning to Dusty Springs. Here, a brutal car accident took place. Cobb lost his child in the accident. On his latest trip, Cobb becomes ensnared in a new drama as Nash (Casanova) struggles with her own dark past. Both characters must confront their histories, in this small, isolated town.

Intersection is set to release on July 17th. On this date, the film will be showing on most, major Digital platforms, including Amazon. A DVD version will also be available, at the Indican Pictures website. Winner of several "Best Feature" awards (Barcelona), Intersection is a film for indie thriller fans. More release details, on Intersection, are shown below.

Release Date: July 17th, 2018 (Digital, DVD).

Directed by: Tim French. Writers: Tim French and Michael French.

Cast: Hoyt Richards, Anabella Casanova, Johnny Williams, Scott King, Dawn Ann Billings, Bonnie Hellman.

The official trailer for Intersection:

More details, on the film, at Indican Pictures: Intersection Release Details at Indican

The film’s official website: Intersection's Homepage

Intersection on Amazon:

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Hell Fest Offers One Ride that Characters Cannot Escape in these Early Stills and Poster

Tagline: "Fun Going In. Hell Getting Out."

The horror feature Hell Fest has been in development for a number of years. Now complete, the film involves a masked serial killer, who sets his sights on a horror themed amusement park. Hell Fest was directed by Gregory Plotkin (Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension), from a script involving a team of writers. Notably, writer Gary Dauberman (Annabelle: Creation) has developed part of the script. As well, Hell Fest stars: Amy Forsyth (Channel Zero, 2017), Reign Edwards, Bex Taylor-Klaus and several others. The film's official film poster and early stills are hosted here.

The early movie poster shows a snarling face. Characters enter the amusement park through an open maw. Coloured in reds and black, the graphic alludes to the horror that lays in wait. Also, the early stills show characters oblivious to the dangerous situation, they are trapped in. Though, Natalie (Forsyth) looks like she has had enough as she screams from one amusement park ride.

Hell Fest was developed by Gale Anne Hurd's ("The Walking Dead") Valhalla Entertainment production company. Hurd is also a producer on this feature. Fans of horror can find the early promotional material, on Hell Fest, with a trailer sure to release shortly - here.

Release Date: September 28th, 2018 (Theatrical).

Director: Gregory Plotkin.

Writers: Seth M. Sherwood, Blair Butler, William Penick, Chris Sey, Stephen Susco and Gary Dauberman.

Cast: Amy Forsyth, Reign Edwards, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Christian James, Roby Attal and Matt Mercurio.

*a trailer is coming soon.

**the production company hopes that this film will jumpstart a horror franchise.

Source: Hell Fest at the UHM

Amusement parks and horror films are no strangers. John Simpson's Amusement (2008) is one of the better pairings:

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

I Am a Hero Shows True Courage on Blu-ray Formats this July 24th!

I Am a Hero is a zombie film, from director Shinsuke Sato (The Time of Death). Already released in Japan in 2015, the film is based on a Manga comic book. Similar to Sang-ho Yeon's Train to Busan in action and intensity, I Am a Hero brings an exciting tale to Blu-ray, this month. The film centrally stars: Masami Nagasawa (Gintama, 2017), Yô Ôizumi (Fullmetal Alchemist) and Kasumi Arimura. The Blu-ray release details are hosted here.

The story involves a manga artist and an apocalypse. Hideo (Ôizumi) is stuck in an office position, with dreams of making it big in the artistry world. His girlfriend breaks up with him. Meanwhile, an infection is spreading across Japan. And, this is the chance that Hideo has been waiting for, to show his true courage.

I Am a Hero is definitely a film for zombie or infection type film fans. Full of action, this title brings lots of great scenarios to the screen, this July 24th. On this date, the film will be available in a Blu-ray and DVD combo format. Funimation is distributing this title, in North America. And, the film's official home entertainment release trailer is hosted below.

Release Date: July 24th, 2018 (Blu-ray/DVD Combo).

Director: Shinsuke Sato.

Writers: Kengo Hanazawa & Akiko Nogi.

Cast: Masami Nagasawa, Kasumi Arimura, Yô Ôizumi.

The Blu-ray trailer, for I Am a Hero, is here (courtesy of Funimation):

Source: I Am Hero at Horror Nerd Online

Pre-orders are available here, at Amazon:

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Nightmare Cinema Weaves Five Tales of Terror Together at Montreal's Fantasia Film Festival: First Trailer

Nightmare Cinema is an upcoming horror anthology. Slated for a World Premiere at Montreal's Fantasia Film Festival, this anthology weaves several tales together, from directors: Joe Dante (Gremlins), Japanese director Ryûhei Kitamura (The Midnight Meat Train), David Slade (30 Days of Night) and Argentinean director Alejandro Brugués (Juan of the Dead). Each tale is played by a projectionist (Mickey Rourke) to a group of strangers. As well, the tales involve: an exorcism, a descent into clinical madness, a plastic surgery gone wrong and a cabin-in-the-woods slasher feature - with a twist! A close look, at all of these short stories, are available in the film's official trailer - found below!

Nightmare Cinema was a co-production. Taking part in the film's creation include: Cinelou Films, Cranked Up Films, Good Deed Entertainment and Indy Entertainment. Bringing the picture together, Mick Garris ("The Stand") is one of the central co-creators of this production. His work, in the horror world, includes an appearance in 2005's "Masters of Horror" and several films, including the three part television version of The Shining (1997).

The trailer itself shows five strangers entering an old movie theatre. They find their places, only to be shocked by five tales of terror. Each one looks more disturbing than the next. Clips show a fall from a great height. Other characters are covered in blood. And, one man is chased by a strange creature. There is no way out, for these viewers! Fans of horror can get their tickets now, for Fantasia, as Nightmare Cinema is slated to show this July 12th. The trailer awaits past the break.

Release Date: July 12th, 2018 (World Premiere, Montreal).

Directors: Alejandro Brugués, Joe Dante, Mick Garris, Ryûhei Kitamura and David Slade.

Writers: Sandra Becerril, Alejandro Brugués, Lawrence C. Connolly, Mick Garris, Richard Christian Matheson and David Slade.

Cast: Mickey Rourke, Richard Chamberlain, Adam Godley, Orson Chaplin and Eric Nelsen.

The official trailer for Nightmare Cinema at Vimeo (courtesy of Fantasia):

*the Fantasia Film Festival runs July 12th to August 1st.

Nightmare Cinema at the Fantasia Film Festival: Nightmare Cinema Details at Fantasia

The televised version of The Shining was released in a two disc set, in 2006:

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Stephen King's "Castle Rock" to Bring 10 Terrifying Episodes to Hulu this July 25th: Series Trailer

Hulu has completed production on the Stephen King written "Castle Rock." This production is a series, with ten episodes expected to run in Season 1. "Castle Rock" was executive produced by J.J. Abrams. The series was also created by Sam Shaw ("Manhattan") and Dustin Thomason. Interestingly, actor Bill Skarsgård stars in this original show. Skarsgård also starred in the recent release of King's It (2017). Sissy Spacek, Melanie Lynskey and Scott Glen also star. A new trailer has just been released for the series and the clip can be found here.

The synopsis blends several Stephen King characters, in a "multiverse." Fans of King will be familiar with Castle Rock, a town which often appears in his works (Cujo, The Dark Half, It). To weave an epic tale of darkness and light, much of the series will take place in and around a Maine woodland. Billed as a suspense thriller, the full length trailer teases what lies in store for fans of King and his many works.

As well, "Castle Rock" was developed by Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television. The series will show its first episode this July 25th. The initial episode is title "Severance." "Habeas Corpus," "Local Color" and "The Box" are a few episodes which will follow the premiere. At least three episodes will show on the July 25th premiere date. All of the latest details on "Castle Rock" are hosted below.

Release Date: July 25, 2018 (Hulu).

Directors: Michael Uppendahl, Daniel Attias, Kevin Hooks, Nicole Kassell.

Writers: Stephen King, Sam Shaw, Dustin Thomason, Scott Brown, Gina Welch, Marc Bernardin, Lila Byock, Tom Spezialy, Heather Thomason and Vinnie Wilhelm.

Cast: Melanie Lynskey, Scott Glenn, André Holland, Jane Levy, Terry O'Quinn, Bill Skarsgård and Sissy Spacek.

A trailer for the series "Castle Rock" is here:

Hulu is offering a one month free trial here: Hulu's Homepage

Source: Castle Rock at Dread Central

It has already started showing on home entertainment platforms (recommended):

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Monday, July 09, 2018

Other Dimension Films Brings Sniper Corpse Back from the Grave in this Early Trailer

Tagline: "Deadly, Trained Killers...But No One told Them They were Dead!"

Sniper Corpse is an upcoming indie horror feature, from England. Written and directed by Keith R. Robinson (Silverhide, 2015), the film involves the recycling of soldiers' bodies, for even more combat (after they are dead!). This is a horror action film from Other Dimension Films. Also, this is the second film from Other Dimension Films, with the werewolf film Silverhide their previous venture. And, this title is already on a film festival run. Sniper Corpse stars: Howy Bratherton (DeVoid, 2016), Tony Eccles (Ghostgirl, 2010), Gareth Gower, Kit Smith and Jordan Murphy. Fans of more campy styled horror can find more on Sniper Corpse here.

The film's first trailer shows the central character in pain. His face is melting off, he has the desire to kill and there is no way out of his corporeal prison. Yet, his widow still wants to save him, before he kills again. In the clip, Sniper Corpse faces an unscrupulous general. This general is responsible for his decomposing state. And, Sniper Corpse can only be free, after confronting his undead creator.

Sniper Corpse was filmed in Kent, England. Completed earlier this year, the film is currently playing in film festivals. A wider release is expected later in the year. For now, fans of low budget horror can find the latest on this disturbing feature, which promises truly macabre sights and sounds.

Showing Dates: Summer 2018 (Film Festival).

Director/writer: Keith R. Robinson.

Cast: Howy Bratherton, Tony Eccles Gareth Gower, Kit Smith and Jordan Murphy.

The film's official trailer (via Other Dimension Films):

Source: Sniper Corpse at Horrorpedia

Silverhide is available in North America, through a PAL import:

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Saturday, July 07, 2018

The School Teaches Amy a Lesson in This Latest Visually Stunning Trailer

The School is an upcoming horror film, from Australia. Developed by director Storm Ashwood, this title is getting set to have its World Premiere, in late July. Also written by Tessa Alana, this award winning feature involves a young son, a coma and one mother's desire to rescue him. Her journey leads her into a purgatory, where children rule her son's imagination. The School stars Megan Drury (Braille, 2009), Nicholas Hope ("Jade of Death"), Will McDonald and Jack Ruwald. A new trailer has been released, for The School, and this longer clip can be found below.

The trailer shows some of the film's settings and characters. Reminiscent of Tarsem Singh's visual and colourful work (The Cell, The Fall), the clip shows all sorts of strange images and situations. Will Amy (Drury) ever be able to find her son? She will have to journey through hell and back, just to find him.

Of interest, The School was filmed at the Gladesville Mental Asylum. Built in the 1830s, this asylum is the oldest one, in Australia. As well, over a thousand former patients have been buried on the hospital's grounds. This location is sure to hold all sorts of spirits and some of those ghosts can be seen in the film's latest trailer, below.

The School will have its World Premiere at the Monster Fest Travelling Sideshow; this event takes place in Adelaide. On July 27th, the film will play for audiences. The film will have a larger theatrical run, within Australia, through Rialto Distribution. This title has not officially announced release dates in other territories. Though, based on the promotional material, The School is sure to show at a theatre near you, later this year.

World Premiere: July 27th, 2018 (Adelaide, Australia).

Directed by: Storm Ashwood.

Writers: Tessa Alana & Storm Ashwood.

Producers: Blake Northfield and Jim Robison.

Cast: Nicholas Hope, Megan Drury & Will McDonald.

The latest trailer for The School:

Source: The School at Wicked Thrilling Freaks

One of Singh's greatest works, The Cell (Blu-ray):

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