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Candace Kita talks Coffin

Candace Kita

Jack Samms’ life is turned upside down one evening when he is visited by a menacing stranger. The stranger, known only as “Trick”, shows Jack images on a computer screen of Jack’s estranged wife and her lover trapped inside an air-tight wooden box. Trick gives Jack an ultimatum: get hima large sum of money within 75 minutes, or else the couple suffocates inside the box. A dangerous battle of wits ensues as Jack races against the clock to get the money and save his wife, while avoiding the detectives now on his trail. Will he make it in time?

We talked with actress, Candace Kita, about the movie.

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Virginia Madsen Joins Red Riding Hood

Red Riding Hood

Virginia Madsen (Candyman, The Haunting in Connecticut) has joined the cast of Warner Bros.’ Red Riding Hood as the mother of Amanda Seyfried’s character, reports Variety.

The film is a gothic horror re-imagining of the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale. Seyfried will play a woman in a medieval village being terrorized by a werewolf.

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Three More Added to Scream 4

Scream 4

Adam Brody (Jennifer’s Body), Marley Shelton (Grindhouse) and Erik Knudsen (Beastly) are the newest cast members to join Scream 4.

According to Heat Vision, Brody will play a cop, meanwhile, Shelton is going to play a deputy – a role that was previously geared for Lake Bell until she dropped out of the film last week.

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Area 51 news

Area 51 movie

Shock Till You Drop has learned that it looks like Stephen Susco (The Grudge, Red) is getting a writer credit on the upcoming Area 51.

The film is the latest from director Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity) which will be released through Paramount Pictures. Adapting to the “found footage” concept again, Peli “probes the horrors hidden inside America’s infamous top-secret desert sanctuary.”

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The Night Shift wraps

The Night Shift movie

Fighting Owl Films has called it a wrap on the Thomas Smith-directed supernatural-adventure-comedy The Night Shift, starring Khristian Fulmer, Erin Lilley, Soren Odom and Jonathan Pruitt. The film will now enter post-production for completion and go on the hunt for distribution. The Night Shift follows Rue Morgan, the undead night watchman at Pinewood Oaks Cemetery. Rue, along with his buddy Herb, a limbless corpse, spends his nights trying to keep the cemetery’s cantankerous residents in, and his days dreaming of a date with hard-nosed day-shifter, Claire. It’s an okay afterlife until a scourge of supernatural occurrences leaves Rue not only watching the cemetery, but also watching his back.

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter update

Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter

In addition to the recently announced Black Lightning, Timur Bekmambetov is also shepherding a live-action adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smiths Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Bekmambetov told Variety today that there is no start date for the production, but it will be a serious but entertaining movie that deals with the most interesting and powerful person of the 19th century within an imaginary scenario that he was also an ax-wielding vampire hunter.

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Human Centipede DVD

Human Centipede movie

The film that had audiences talking, The Human Centipede, is coming to DVD on October 5.

IFC made the announcement and also revealed DVD plans for some of their other titles. Look for The Tormented on August 31, Coffin Rock and Doghouse on October 12 and Mutants on October 26.

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Serkis to Star as Caesar in Planet of the Apes

Andy Serkis Caesar

20th Century Fox announced on Twitter that Andy Serkis is reteaming with the Weta Digital team (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, King Kong) for Rise of the Apes! He’ll do the performance capture for Caesar, portraying the chimp who leads the simian revolt.

Set in present day San Francisco, Rise of the Apes is a reality-based cautionary tale, a science fiction/science fact blend, where man’s own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy. For the first time ever in the film series, the movie will feature photo-realistic apes rather than costumed actors.

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I Spit On Your Grave coming this October

I spit on your grave

Anchor Bay has a set a release date for I Spit On Your Grave, the remake based on the controversial film of the same name.

Expect the redo to roll into a limited theatrical release on October 8. Directed by Steven Monroe, this time it’s Sarah Butler who dishes revenge after being repeatedly attacked in her remote cabin.

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Tilda Swinton attached to Blood Countess

Bathory movie

Tilda Swinton may join the long line of actresses who have played Erzsebeth Bathory.

The Chronicles of Narnia and Constantine star is attached to play the eponymous role in The Blood Countess for writer-director Ulrike Ottinger. Unlike the two most recent films about the aristocrat who would bathe in the blood of virgins, The Countess and Bathory, Ottinger’s take sounds a bit far out and fantastical.

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