Remembering the Work of Wes Craven

I vividly remember seeing my first Wes Craven film. I was about five years old when my parents took me to the drive-in for a double feature. I can’t remember what the first movie was, maybe it was Grease or maybe it was Superman, but by the time the second movie started, I was supposed to be asleep in the back seat of our old AMC Rambler. I’m not sure how good a job I did pretending to be asleep but my parents didn’t seem to notice that I was laying down, watching The Hills Have Eyes from the space between the drivers seat and the drivers side window where the drive-in speaker hung in the car. read more

‘Pay The Ghost’ Coming to Theaters, VOD & itunes Sept 25, Trailer Inside

RLJ Entertainment will be releasing PAY THE GHOST on September 25th in Theaters, VOD and iTunes.    The film stars Nicolas Cage, Sarah Wayne Callies and was directed by Uli Edel.

TITLE:  PAY THE GHOST

THEATRICAL, VOD AND iTUNES RELEASE DATE:  September 25, 2015

DIRECTOR:  Uli Edel

WRITER:  Dan Kay

CAST:   Nicolas Cage, Sarah Wayne Callies

https://youtu.be/WtHlRB2PqZA

SYNOPSIS:  Oscar® winner Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas) stars in this intense and chilling thriller about one man’s desperate search for his missing child. One year after his young son disappeared during a Halloween carnival, Mike Lawford (Cage) is haunted by eerie images and terrifying messages he can’t explain. Together with his estranged wife (Sarah Wayne Callies, The Walking Dead), he will stop at nothing to unravel the mystery and find their son—and, in doing so, he unearths a legend that refuses to remain buried in the past. read more

Teaser Trailer For ‘Verano Rojo’

Slapstick Films has released a teaser for their upcoming film ‘Verano Rojo’.   

Verano Rojo (RedSummer) is a horror film of the slasher genre, written and directed by ESCAC graduate  Carles Jofre.

The film tells the story of four youngsters who arrive in Mallorca to enjoy their idyllic holidays. Searching for   the sunny beach and enjoyment they’ll end up finding themselves in the most inhospitable wilderness. That   is the beginning of an infernal journey

This project started when a group of Film students felt the need to make their own movie. This production  had an almost inexistent budget from the starting line, but there is a great team behind it- professional  people who put in great amount of talent. This is a low-cost movie in which the team invested more passion  than money. It was a very hard filming process in which every detail needed to be planned ahead and adjusted   to the budget and the needs of everyday issues. read more

View Episode #1 of New Halloween Themed Horror Anthology ‘The Witching Season’

https://youtu.be/rZptVF2ORic

The Witching Season is a new anthology of short horror films, presented on YouTube as a free web series. Inspired by anthology shows such as “Tales From The Crypt”, “The Twilight Zone”, and “Are You Afraid Of The Dark?”, The Witching Season delivers originally produced tales of terror, all set during the Halloween season. Fueled nostalgia and love, the series pays special attention to the spirit of Halloween and reminds us of the magic that exists during this special time of year.  read more

Horror Master Wes Craven Passes Away

Director Wes Craven passed away yesterday at his home in Los Angeles. He had been battling brain cancer when he passed. He was 76.

Craven was known for many ground breaking horror films. His first film was the innovative ‘The Last House On The Left’ (1972). He followed it with  ‘The Hills Have Eyes’ and it’s sequel, along with ‘Deadly Blessing’ and ‘Swamp Thing’.

He reinvented horror again in 1984 with his classic film ‘A Nightmare On Elm Sreet’. Several sequels followed the film, however Craven was not involved with the series again until ‘Wes Craven’s New Nightmare’ in 1995. read more

Young Frankenstein The Monster Vinyl Idolz Figure Coming in October

Mel Brooks’ classic comedy, Young Frankenstein, gets the Vinyl Idolz Treatment. This Young Frankenstein The Monster Vinyl Idolz Figure captures the likeness of actor Peter Boyle . Figure stands about 8-inches tall and includes a base.

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Herald: Lovecraft and Tesla #6 Preview

Action Lab Entertainment has provided us a preview of the new Herald: Lovecraft and Tesla comic.

As Mark Twain matches wits with a book golem, Houdini learns a terrible secret about Amelia Earhart’s progress in the Elsewhere. In Vienna, a starving artist discovers his darker purpose.

32 pages
$3.99
September 2

Written by John Reilly
Art by Tom Rogers and Dexter Weeks
Cover by Dexter Weeks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Hannibal’ Weekly Wrap Up – “The Wrath of the Lamb”

‘Hannibal’ Weekly Wrap Up – “The Wrath of the Lamb”

By Lynn Sorel

*Spoilers*

Synopsis: Will hatches a cunning plot to slay Francis Dolarhyde, using Hannibal Lecter in his ploy. Bedelia voices concern about the perilous plan as Will continues his game with Hannibal, though Will may have to face his darkest fears. 

Our Thoughts:  The season finale beings with Dolarhyde testing Reba and realizing that he can’t trust her. In response, he sets the house on fire and, not wanting to watch her burn, shoots himself.  read more

Aliens/Vampirella #1 Preview

Dynamite Entertainment and Dark Horse Comics has provided us a preview of the new Aliens/Vampirella comic.

Humans have begun to colonize Mars, but something ancient and sinister got there first.

Now Vampirella is faced with a mystery only she can solve, and the bloody realization that some monsters should never be awakened.

32 pages
$3.99
September 2

Written by Corinna Bechko
Art by Javier Garcia-Miranda
Cover by Gabriel Hardman

 

 

 

 

 

 

MPI Media Group Picks Up Tribeca Horror Pic ‘Scherzo Diabolico’

Deadline reported today that MPI Media Group has bought the U.S. distbribution rights to ‘Scherzo Diabolico’. The film, which premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, is a dark comic horror film by Spanish writer-director Adrián García Bogliano (The ABCs Of Death, Here Comes The Devil).  

The story centers around a desperate accountant, played by Francisco Barreiro, who is pushed by his wife to get a promotion he deserved long ago. He secretly devises a plan to get what he is owed, which involes kidnapping a schoolgirl, played by Daniela Solo Vell, and keeping her in an abandoned warehouse. His perfect plan quickly unravels and instead, becomes his worst nightmare. read more