Insidious DVD news

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment announced that Insidious will arrive on DVD/Blu-Ray July 12th. The disks will feature a Horror 101: The Exclusive Seminar, On Set With Insidious and Insidious Entities featurettes.

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Woman in Black release date

The Woman in Black will debut in theaters on January 20, 2012. The movie stars Daniel Radcliffe and is directed by James Watkins. The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps, who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease growing when he glimpses a mysterious woman dressed only in black. Receiving only silence from the locals, Kipps is forced to uncover the true identity of the Woman in Black on his own, leading to a desperate race against time when he discovers her true intent.

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The Ward official poster released

John Carpenter’s The Ward will be in theatres July 8th, 2011. Lyndsy Fonseca, Amber Heard, Danielle Panabaker, and Jared Harris star. The Ward is an intense psychological thriller set in a mental institution where a young woman, Kristen, is haunted by a mysterious and deadly ghost. As danger creeps closer, she comes to realize that this ghost might be darker than she could have imagined. Kristen, who is in her early 20’s, wakes to find herself bruised, cut, drugged, and held against her will in a remote ward of Chamberlain Psychiatric Hospital. She is completely disoriented with no idea why she was brought to this place and no memory of her life. The other patients in the ward, four equally troubled girls, offer no answers, and Kristen quickly realizes things are not as they seem. The air is heavy with secrets, and at night, when the hospital is dark and foreboding, she hears strange and disturbing sounds. It appears they are not alone. One by one the girls disappear, and Kristen must find a way out of this hellish place before the ghost comes for her, too. As she struggles to escape, she will uncover a truth far more dangerous and horrifying than anyone could have imagined.

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Carrie remake movie news

Deadline reports that Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has been brought aboard to draft a screenplay for a new version of Stephen King’s Carrie. Release in 1974, Carrie was King’s first published novel and tell the story of a high school girl who, through telekinetic powers, takes revenge on peers that have mocked her.

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The Hauntrepreneur movie news

Paramount Pictures is teaming with Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes banner on a spec script from writer Scott Rosenberg called The Hauntrepreneur. Described as in the same vein as Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, the story is about “a family that has trouble adjusting to a new town and hires a peculiar man, the Hauntrepreneur, to help it. The man attempts to bring them together by creating a haunted house populated by an odd cast of characters”

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Double Take: A look at remakes

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Staff member, Melissa Frolich, submitted a new article: Double Take: A look at remakes.

Every year Hollywood continues to take good movies from your childhood and turn them into crap. A lot of remakes consist of B-Movie fare from the late 70’s and early 80’s, but those original movies achieved cult status and were quite entertaining.

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Hypothermia teaser trailer

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The Cannes trailer for Hypothermia has been released and while it doesn’t give too much away it’s certainly creepy.

Hypothermia’s plot centres around two families in Maine, who go on an ice fishing trip and it looks like they catch more than they bargained for.

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50 Cent in Odd Thomas

Rapper-turned-actor Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson has signed up to the cast of Dean Koontz’s horror thriller Odd Thomas. He will join Star Trek’s Anton Yelchin, Patton Oswalt and Willem Dafoe in the movie. Odd Thomas is silently approached by the ghost of a young girl brutally raped and murdered, and through his unique ability to understand the dead, is psychically led to her killer, a former schoolmate named Harlo Landerson. With this opening, we are introduced to Odd’s world. Koontz soon discloses how Odd was named and begins, layer by layer, to show how Odd’s dysfunctional upbringing has shaped his life, and as those details are uncovered, his supernatural abilities begin to make more sense.

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Eric Balfour to direct Jesus Hates Zombies

Actor Eric Balfour has announced that he is directing the upcoming adaptation Jesus Hates Zombies. The project will mark his full-length feature directorial debut. Here’s Balfour’s statement on the matter: “It’s an honor to be a part of this project. It’s bold, unapologetic, and controversial. When I read the script I was blown away by how well the writers had given life to Stephen’s graphic novel. What most intrigued me about the project was it’s heart and message. There is plenty of comedy and action in the script but what I wasn’t expecting and am most excited about bringing to the screen is it’s message of love and faith. I love when a script can break the mold and offer something unique and I’m going to work my ass off to honor Michael and Jason’s great script, and Stephen’s fantastically unique world. The way I see it Jesus was a bad ass and a revolutionary, who better to save humanity from the zombie apocalypse than JC.”

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Rabies acquired by Image Entertainment

Variety reports that Rabies has been acquired by Image Entertainment for a U.S. release. In the film, a psychotic serial killer on the loose in the woods crosses paths with a group of unsuspecting teenagers. Soon people are dying one by one…but the bad guy isn’t who you think.

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