Wrong Turn 5 production begins

Declan O’Brien Returns as Writer/Director of the Fan-Favorite with Horror Legend Doug Bradley Leading the Cast Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has started production on the next installment of the horror genre hit, Wrong Turn. Director and writer Declan O’Brien (Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings, Sharktopus) returns to the helm of his third film in the franchise, with Doug Bradley, best known for his role of ‘Pinhead’ in the Hellraiser films, leading the cast. Filming is underway in and near Sophia, Bulgaria and is expected to end May 5. In the next chilling chapter of Wrong Turn, a small West Virginia town is hosting the legendary Mountain Man Festival on Halloween, where throngs of costumed partygoers gather for a wild night of music and mischief. But an inbred family of hillbilly cannibals kill all the fun when they trick and treat themselves to a group of visiting college students who are dying for a good time. The film is slated for release on Blu-ray and DVD later this year.

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Dimension Films acquires Dark Skies

Dimension Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the supernatural thriller DARK SKIES, written and directed by Scott Stewart (PRIEST, LEGION). Jason Blum will produce through his Blumhouse Productions (INSIDIOUS, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY) alongside Alliance Films, which will fully finance the picture. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Alliance Films’ Charles Layton will executive produce. Alliance Films will distribute in Canada, in the UK (via its Momentum Pictures subsidiary), and in Spain (via Aurum). Octane, IM Global’s genre label, will launch international sales in Cannes. “Jason has done a masterful job over the past several years of breaking new ground and creating huge commercial successes in the supernatural and horror genres,” said Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company. “We are confident that Dark Skies will continue that success.” The film is scheduled to go into production this summer with the logline currently being kept under wraps.

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Free Comic Book Day 2012 – Horror Comics

This Saturday, May 5th, the shambling hordes will be heading to their local comic shops for Free Comic Book Day to pick up some freebies! The event is in its eleventh year and is held annually on the first Saturday in May. While the event has always focused on getting children to read, there is no denying that adult fans love free comics, too, and publishers use this as a showcase for many of their titles and their brand. As usual, there are some horror titles that will be available for readers of the gruesome. Read the article by staff member, Stephanie Shamblin Gray below.

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The Terror Experiment review

 

Where to begin with “The Terror Experiment”? I guess the beginning is as good a place as any. The movie starts with a handful of very frightened-looking people being chased down a stairwell by a bunch of zombie-types with weapons. Some stabbing and biting ensues and we’re all of a sudden whisked away to the bedroom of our hero played by Jason London (of “Dazed and Confused” fame) and we’re told that the bedroom scene is “four hours before” what we’ve  just witnessed in the stairwell. What’s majorly kooky is that we’re already back to the stairwell scene about five minutes later into the movie which led me to ask, “why the hell would you bother giving me a glimpse of something that I’m going to see in five minutes”?

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Project Zero 2 Wii Edition

Prepare to hide behind your sofa because Nintendo and TECMO KOEI GAMES are set to re-launch one of the scariest horror titles from the legendary Project Zero series this June exclusively for Wii. With all new motion gameplay features and innovative new two player modes, horror fans looking for interesting ways to get their scares need look no further than Project Zero 2: Wii Edition, launching across Europe on 29th June. Project Zero 2: Wii Edition is a remake of the classic survival horror game Project Zero II: Crimson Butterfly and sees you take on the role of Mio as she explores a mysterious cursed village with her twin sister Mayu. When Mayu follows a Crimson Butterfly deep into the woods, Mio has no choice but to follow when eventually they stumble across the seemingly abandoned village. Only by helping the girls to uncover the secrets of an ancient ritual and the abandoned village, now permanently shrouded in an eerie darkness, can you hope to escape its grasp.

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The Garlock Incident-Interactive Filmmaking

LOS ANGELES (APRIL 26, 2012) – It wasn’t enough for filmmaker Evan J. Cholfin and his producing partner and wife Ariana Farina to just make a movie. They wanted to enhance the audience experience by immersing them in the world of the movie before ever seeing it. So they created an interactive online experience for the social media age–one entrenched in the world of Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, and Twitter, that could be a shared, communal experience for those who had the enthusiasm (and perhaps courage for some) to participate. It was back in 2007 when Evan and Ariana, engaged at the time, were driving back from Las Vegas to their home in Los Angeles, when they started talking about ghost towns along the way, and what a creepy and unique place this would be to film a realistic horror-thriller film. Cut to three years later, when Evan led eight actors and a crew of six out to a ghost town in a remote area in Kern County, CA to film the movie. Then, on an unassuming afternoon in December 2011, Evan and Ariana quietly launched a website http://familiesinsearch.com and a Facebook page http://facebook.com/familiesinsearch … which marked the beginning of what would become a brand new social media experience for the audience–a prologue to the movie. On these sites, the group–a gathering of friends, family, and colleagues–began posting about their cause. “We, the families of those who disappeared, are in search of the truth behind the disappearances of our loved ones, who left Los Angeles on December 16th, 2011 to make an independent film in Las Vegas, and were reported as missing as of December 26th. The people who have gone missing are our children, our brothers, our sisters, our cousins, our grandchildren, our nieces and nephews, our friends. If you have any information regarding their disappearances, please contact us on our Facebook Page.” The group took it upon themselves to find out what happened to their missing loved ones, reaching out via social media on Facebook and via the Twitter feed @famsinsearch to find any clues as to their whereabouts, and to recruit members to “Like” the Facebook page in order to participate. Members of the group, many whom Evan and Ariana had never even met in person, began posting testimonials about the missing persons on the YouTube channel the filmmakers had set up http://youtube.com/familiesinsearch On April 8, 2012, Morgan Marcos, a friend of one of the missing Sean Muramatsu, posted on the Facebook page. Morgan had a text conversation with Sean the day he left for Vegas. Two important clues were found in this conversation he uploaded to the page–Sean and company were “checking out this ghost town on the way” and “El Burro lives”. Morgan had no idea what the last comment meant, but Evan quickly enlisted the help of the group by having them search ghost towns between LA and LV via a ghost town website using the clues provided. The group narrowed the search down to Garlock, CA, one-time home of “Burro” Schmidt, a miner who actually took dynamite and blasted a tunnel from one side of a mountain to the other to bring precious ore through. Legend told that his ghost still haunted the town. Evan and Ariana quickly rounded up a party to investigate the area surrounding Garlock, and began posting pictures and video of their search efforts on their pages and YouTube channel. Meanwhile support continued to pour in as more people began to join the group.

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Madison County review

A group of college kids travel to a small, mountain town called Madison County to interview the author of a tell-all book on the accounts of several grisly murders that happened there. But when the kids get to Madison County, the author is no where to be found and the towns people act like they haven't seen him in years. They also say that the killer never existed and the murders never happened. However, when the kids start digging around to get their own answers, they find out that the stories may be more real than the townspeople are letting on! Read our review here: http://www.horrormovienews.net/reviews-41-Madison_County.html

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Living Dead Dolls Child’s Play Chucky Doll

"We're friends to the end." Of course, with Chucky as your friend, the end comes much sooner than you ever expected! Chucky, the homicidal doll that contains the spirit of Charles Lee Ray, a serial killer better known as "The Lakeshore Strangler," is the next perturbed plaything to join the Living Dead Dolls family. The star of five Child's Play films, Chucky stands 10-inches tall and features real cloth clothing, 5 points of articulation, and his trademark orange hair. Each Chucky Doll comes packaged in his own collector-friendly 5th panel box.

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Alabaster: Wolves #2 preview

With her would-be assassin dead, Dancy retreats to lick her wounds—only to discover that her would-be refuge has been corrupted by the town’s twisted secret.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #9 preview

Andrew doesn’t always make the best choices (see Season 6). And now Buffy finds herself and the very course of her life profoundly affected by one of Andrew’s over-the-top, idiotic . . . hair-brained . . . schemes. Together with Andrew and Spike, the worried Slayer will have to confront herself and her comrades, as well as a long-standing annoyance, the number-one Buffy hater of all Buffy haters: Simone, the gun-toting Slayer.

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