Sunday, May 20, 2018

A Spirit Haunts the Cradle in Horror Title Still/Born: United Kingdom Release Details

Tagline: "Fear the Unborn."

Still/Born is a supernatural horror film. From first time director Brandon Christensen, this title has already released in the U.S., through Vertical Entertainment. Still/Born will show in the United Kingdom, this June. In the film, a young mother loses one of her children, a twin. Now, a supernatural entity is hounding her and her family. Still/Born stars: Christie Burke ("Falling Skies"), Michael Ironside (Patient Seven) and Jesse Moss. The film's U.K. trailer and release details are hosted here.

The U.K. trailer shows Mary struggling with motherhood. Strange occurrences take place throughout the house. A spirit shows up and Mary begins to question what is real.

In the U.K., Still/Born will be distributed on DVD. The release date takes place this June 11th. Voted the Scariest Film at 2017's Overlook Film Festival, this title has been rated 15 (in the U.K.). In the U.S., Still/Born was rated restricted. Horror fans can take a closer look at this film, which warns viewers to "fear the unborn!"

Release Date: June 11th, 2018 (UK, DVD).

Director: Brandon Christensen.

Writers: Brandon Christensen, Colin Minihan.

Cast: Christie Burke, Jesse Moss, Rebecca Olson, Jenn Griffin and Michael Ironside.

The United Kingdom release trailer for Still/Born (courtesy of Matchbox Films):

Source: Still/Born at Matchbox Films

This title has been available, on DVD in the U.S., since March:

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Friday, May 18, 2018

The Endless Spirals into Another Realm and onto Blu-ray this June 26th!

Directors Justin Benson (Spring, 2016) and Aaron Moorhead are releasing their supernatural mystery, The Endless, this Summer. The film has already had a film festival run. Now, this title is set to see home entertainment formats, this June. Distributor Well Go USA Entertainment will handle the release. In the film, two brothers return to a place they had escaped a decade earlier. Once part of a UFO death cult, the brothers are forced to confront something otherworldly. The Endless stars: Callie Hernandez (Alien: Covenant), Emily Montague (Fright Night, 2011), Lew Temple, Tate Ellington, and James Jordan. An official trailer is hosted below, along with this release's special features.

There are a number of extras on the Blu-ray version of the release. The special features include: extended bonus features, commentary with the directors, a making of featurette, a behind-the-scenes featurette, deleted scenes and others. A full list of bonus material is hosted below. The home entertainment release will take place on both DVD and Blu-ray formats. This title will also show on Digital platforms, at a future date. For now, fans can find more on what the Hollywood Reported called: "a rich banquet of mind-bending weirdness" below.

Release Date: June 26th, 2018 (DVD, Blu-ray).

Directors: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead.

Writer: Justin Benson.

Cast: Callie Hernandez, Emily Montague, Tate Ellington.

The official trailer for The Endless (courtesy of Well Go USA):

Special features include:

-extended bonus features
-commentary with the directors and producer
-making of featurette
-behind-the-scenes featurette
-deleted scenes
-VFX breakdown
-"Ridiculous Extras"

The film's homepage: A The Endless Official Website

Source: The Endless at Dread Central

The Endless, on Blu-ray, at Amazon:

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Adam Krause's Gags Brings More Clown Sightings to Chicago's Cinepocalypse

In 2016, throughout Wisconsin, several clowns were sighted around the state. The figures would appear in alleys or dark spaces, holding black balloons. These sightings were part of the clown roaming craze, which took place throughout the year. Some of these sightings were part of director Adam Krause's publicity stunt, which hoped to draw attention to his horror short "Gags." In 2018, this short film has been developed into a feature film. This title will have its World Premiere at the Cinepocalypse Film Festival, in Chicago, Illinois. The film stars: Lauren Ashley Carter (Imitation Girl, 2017), Tracy Perez (Devil May Call), Aaron Christensen and Evan Gamble. To show in late June, a preview of the feature film Gags is hosted here.

The film is an anthology. There are at least four tales, which cover socio-political issues. The short films loosely follow: a reporter, a right wing podcast pundit, a pair of cops and a trio of troublemaking teens. Everyone will experience coulrophobia this Summer as Gags begins it film festival run.

Cinepocalypse will show several other films. Several titles will have their World Premiere at this event, including: the post-apocalyptic frightener The Domestics, Brad Michael Elmore's Boogeyman Pop, Empathy Inc., the ghost story Malicious, the sci-fi feature Await Further Instructions and many more. The festival begins this June 21st. And, this film event looks to be one of the best of the Summer, with more details below.

Release Date: June 21st, 2018 (World Premiere, Film Festival).

Director: Adam Krause.

Writers: Adam Krause, John Pata.

Cast: Lauren Ashley Carter, Tracy Perez, Aaron Christensen and Evan Gamble.

*a trailer is coming soon.

The film's homepage: A Gags Homepage

Gags at the Cinepocalypse: Gags' Details at Cinepocalypse

Another terrifying clown, with balloons (It, Blu-ray, 2018):

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Lionsgate to Release Beyond Re-Animator on Blu-ray as a Special Edition

Tagline: "Welcome to Death Row. The Doctor Will See You Now."

Lionsgate will show Brian Yuzna's (The Dentist, 1996) Beyond Re-Animator on Blu-ray, this July. This latest version will be a limited edition Blu-ray, with lots of new special features. Part of the Vestron Video Collector Series, this third film in the series stars Jeffrey Combs (The Frighteners) as Dr. Herbert West. In prison, West teams up with another doctor. The results of their experiments turn the prison into a hellish monster factory. The film also stars: Jason Barry ("Sons of Anarchy"), Elsa Pataky (Fast & Furious 6) and Javier Sandoval (Dagon). The latest details on this unique release are hosted here.

The new special features are numerous. The latest extras include: interviews with director Yuzna and actor Combs, isolated score selections and a production art gallery by illustrator Richard Raaphorst. A music video and a featurette will return in this version. A full list of special features are below. And, fans of horror will want to add this in-depth release to their collection, this July 24th!

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

Director: Brian Yuzna.

Writers: Xavier Berraondo (script collaborator), José Manuel Gómez.

Cast: Jeffrey Combs, Tommy Dean Musset, Jason Barry

The official Blu-ray trailer:

Blu-ray Special Features include:

-Audio Commentary with Director Brian Yuzna
-NEW – Isolated Score Selections & Audio Interview with Composer Xavier Capellas
-NEW – “Beyond & Back” – An Interview with Director Brian Yuzna
-NEW – “Death Row Sideshow” – An Interview with Actor Jeffrey Combs
-NEW – “Six Shots By Midnight” – An Interview with S. T. Joshi, author of I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H.P. Lovecraft
-NEW – Production Art Gallery by Illustrator Richard Raaphorst
-Still Gallery
-Vintage EPK Featurette
-“Dr. Reanimator – Move Your Dead Bones” Music Video
-Theatrical Trailer

*this version is Region-free, restored, and remastered.

Source: Beyond Re-Animator at Horror-Fix

This version is available for pre-orders at Amazon, here:

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Sci-fi Horror Film Project Ithaca Puts Five Strangers on an Alien Ship

Project Ithaca is an upcoming sci-fi horror film. Produced by Wild Media Entertainment and Hawkeye Pictures, Project Ithaca was shot in Canada. The film is currently showing in Cannes. In the film, five strangers wake up on an alien mothership. Their energies and emotions are being used to power this alien vessel. But, is there way out, this deep in space? Project Ithaca has an international cast, including: James Gallanders (Saw II), Deragh Campbell (Never Eat Alone) Daniel Fathers and many others. The film was shot by Canadian director Nicholas Humphries. Project Ithaca was developed from a script written by: Anthony Artibello and Kevin C. Bjerkness. The film's first poster and story details are hosted here.

The official synopsis mentions a military project and a human-alien hybrid. This new creature is targeting the alien mothership. However, SERA will need the help of the five strangers, to take this huge ship down.

Project Ithaca is still at Cannes. Here, this title will show to potential distributors, from several countries. A Canadian release date is expected soon. Plus, a trailer is expected to show fairly quickly, with all of the earliest details on Project Ithaca hosted here.

Release Date: TBA.

Director: Nicholas Humphries.

Writers: Anthony Artibello, Kevin C. Bjerkness.

Cast: James Gallanders, Deragh Campbell, Daniel Fathers and Alex Woods.

*a trailer is coming soon.

Project Ithaca at Film Mode Entertainment: Project Ithaca Details at Film Mode Ent.

Humphries was one of several directors on the horror anthology ABCs of Death 2.5:

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Monday, May 14, 2018

French Director Gaspar Noé Crafts a New Horror Tale on the Dance Floor with Climax: First Trailer

French extreme director Gaspar Noe has a new film, titled Climax. From the mind that brought audiences: I Stand Alone (1998), Irreversible (2002), Enter the Void (2009) and others, Noe's latest is a hallucinatory trip, through a brutal horror film. Set in 1996, a dance takes place out in the woods. An old boarding school sets the stage for a night of drinking. But, someone has spiked the Sangria and the results are terrifying. Climax stars: Sofia Boutella (The Mummy, 2017), Giselle Palmer (Girls with Guns), Romain Guillermic and many more. The film's first, disturbing trailer is available here.

The trailer is about a minute long. It shows a group of dancers at a party. A few titles state: "some dancers," "some girls," "a sangria," "a flag," "a forest," "a mirror" and several others. Then, a knife fight breaks out. Someone is dying in the snow and unbelievably, someone gets set on fire. The clip is truly a spectacle.

Climax was recently at the Cannes Film Festival. Here, A24 has picked up the film for U.S. distribution. A release date is coming shortly. Fans of the surreal are encouraged to take a closer look at Noe's latest creation.

Release Date: TBA.

Director/writer: Gaspar Noé.

Stars: Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub and Giselle Palmer.

The first trailer for Climax:

*sometimes referred to as a dance horror film?

This is probably one of the most disturbing and controversial of Noe's filmography (Irreversible, DVD):

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

This Bunker Offers No Shelter from the Demons of War: First Poster

Tagline: "No Escape."

Bunker is a film from director Javier Soto ("The Strain"). Set in World War I, this film is also being produced by Fortress Features. In the film, British and American forces are forced deep, below ground with a German prisoner. In the gloom, the soldiers realize that there is another, supernatural presence with them. The script has been developed by writers: Natalie Hanson and Michael Huntsman. Casting is still underway. And, the film's first poster is available here.

Currently, Bunker is at the Cannes Film Festival. Blue Fox Entertainment is the sales agent and they will be showcasing the concept to worldwide buyers. Still in pre-production, the film is a ways away from shooting.

And, this long time horror fan cannot help but think of another film titled Bunker. Rob Green's 2000 film, The Bunker, is also set in a major war, with a supernatural entity. Both films cover what happens in the darkness of war (real or imagined). All of the latest details, on Soto's film, are hosted here - including script details.

Release Date: 2019.

Director: Javier Soto.

Writers: Natalie Hanson, Michael Huntsman.

*casting is still underway.

The script can be downloaded at the Blue Fox Entertainment website: Script Details at Blue Fox

The Outpost (2008) series of films also deal with a major war and demons below ground (Amazon Prime):

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Friday, May 11, 2018

The Soska Sister's Rabid Adds Laura Vandervoort to the Cast

Film Mode Entertainment has cast Laura Vandervoort (Jigsaw), for their film Rabid. Rabid is a remake of David Cronenberg's 1977 film, in which a woman is involved in a brutal accident. Her treatment leads to an unfortunate transformation, that spreads throughout the city. The remake also features directors: Jen Soska (American Mary, 2012) and Sylvia Soska. John Serge (Dead on Campus, 2015) is co-writer on the script. Currently in pre-production, Rabid has already secured distribution in several countries.

From the Film Mode Ent. website, the story involves the spread of an infection. A model is disfigured in a horrendous traffic accident. Surgeons use a stem cell treatment, to facilitate healing. However, this experimental treatment has unintended consequences. Now, a contagion is spreading through sexual contact, with victims acting out violently and randomly.

Rabid is already set to show across the world. The film will be distributed by 101 Films in the United Kingdom. In Canada, A71 will handle the release. More territories will show the film as Film Mode Ent. shops the film across the world. All of the latest details, on Rabid, are hosted here.

Release Date: TBA.

Directors: Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska.

Writers: John Serge, Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska.

Cast: Laura Vandervoort.

*Telefilm Canada and Ontario Media Development are also participating in the production. So, production will likely take place in or near Toronto, Ontario.

More details are available at Film Mode Ent.: Rabid at Film Mode Ent.

This film fan always remembers Cronenberg's artwork for the original as being truly terrifying and thus the film being unrentable (on Blu-ray, a re-release):

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