The Caller poster released

Samuel Goldwyn Films’ August 26 release, The Caller, now has a poster. The Caller is described as: When troubled divorcee, Mary Kee, sets up home in her new apartment, she stumbles across an old telephone which she quickly falls in love with. Struck by its antique charm, she gives it pride of place in her home. Before long, Mary begins to receive strange phone calls from a mysterious, unknown caller. Over time, she discovers that the caller is a woman called Rose and the two strike up an unlikely friendship. However, when Rose claims to be calling from the past, Mary begins to question her new friend’s motives. As Rose’s phone calls become ever more disturbing, Mary’s sense of terror escalates. Feeling haunted in her own home, she cuts all contact with Rose. Enraged by Mary’s betrayal, Rose threatens to exact her terrible revenge. Not on Mary in the present but on Mary as a child in the past. Mary finally realizes that she will have to kill Rose in order to save herself. But how can she kill someone living in the past and what will happen if she fails?

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Contagion poster debuts

Coming to conventional and IMAX theaters on September 9th is Contagion. The movie follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart.

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Incredible Melting Man on DVD

On August 23, MGM Home Entertainment is releasing The Incredible Melting Man on DVD for the first time under its MGM Limited Edition Collection banner. Released in 1977 the movie is described as: An astronaut is transformed into a murderous gelatinous mass after returning from an ill-fated space voyage.

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When the Lights Went Out details

Writer-director Pat Holden is in post-production on When the Lights Went Out, a horror film formerly known as Speak No Evil. Based on true events, the film is set in Yorkshire, 1974. The Maynard Family move into their dream house, only to find a “presence” already living there. Len (Steve Waddington), Jenny (Kate Ashfield) and their daughter Sally (Tasha Connor) must struggle to keep their already-fragile family together as they are attacked by poltergeists. Soon it becomes apparent that Sally is their main focus of attention. The house becomes a living nightmare. They must exorcise the evil spirits for them to survive.

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The Haunting at the Beacon DVD news

Take 2 Releasing has announced that The Haunting at the Beacon will arrive on DVD on September 13th. The movie is described as: While trying to get their lives back on track after the loss of their four-year-old son, Bryn and Paul Shaw move to the charming old Beacon Apartments. Bryn begins seeing a ghostly little boy skulking around the building and tries to uncover the details of the boy’s death. She hopes that freeing the child will allow him to carry a message to her son. Too late she realizes a second malevolent entity stalks the halls of the Beacon: one that doesn’t want the boy, or her, to escape.

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Humans vs. Zombies movie news

Box Office Mojo has HUMANS VS. ZOMBIES down for theatrical release via Hannover House September 23. The movie is described as: Students on summer break are exposed to a deadly virus, a neuroinvasive organism that is spread rapidly through direct human contact. The Infected are enslaved by the invading “swarm” intelligence and driven by an insatiable appetite to consume human flesh. Returning home, the students spread the infection to their fellow classmates and other unsuspecting townspeople. One by one, more students fall victim to the plague, triggering an epidemic that spawns a horde of ravenous zombies. The zombie horde grows and spreads quickly. Amidst the chaos, a campus security guard, obsessed with conspiracy theories, leads a group of students to safety as they and a small band of uninfected townspeople set out to find other human survivors in an attempt to discover the source of the “zombie” virus and save the world.

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The Howling Reborn DVD and Blu-Ray

Anchor Bay Entertainment will bring The Howling Reborn, a relaunch of the werewolf franchise, to DVD and Blu-Ray on October 18. On the eve of his high school graduation, unremarkable Will Kidman finally bonds with the girl he has long yearned for, reclusive Eliana Wynter. But he also discovers a dark secret from his past… that he is about to become a werewolf. Now, in an effort to fight destiny and save their love as well as their lives, they must battle not only Will’s growing blood lust but an army of fearsome beasts bent on killing them…and then, us all.

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The Horrors of Stephen King on TCM

The Horrors of Stephen King will be on TCM starting Monday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. and will feature the horror master discussing how he discovered terror at the movies. Stephen King will take viewers on a journey through several aspects of the genre, including vampires, zombies, demons and ghosts as well as exploring reasons behind moviegoers’ crave for fright. Features set to be part of the Halloween celebration include 1931’s Frankenstein, 1941’s The Wolf Man and 1943’s I Walked With a Zombie.

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Paranormalcy movie news

Variety reports that Music video director Ray Kay, whose credits include Justin Bieber’s “Baby” and Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face,” will make his feature directorial debut with the supernatural thriller “Paranormalcy.” Mitch Klebanoff is adapting from the novel by Kiersten White. Gil Adler Prods. and Reverie Entertainment Partners optioned the book prior to its publication by HarperCollins. Story follows a teen who works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency and discovers she may be at the center of a dark prophecy predicting the destruction of all paranormal creatures.

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The ABCs of Death looking for 26th director

The ABCs of Death are searching for the next great genre director and we are prepared to give away five grand in cash and a dose of fame to find a lucky winner. The ABCs of Death has already signed up 25 of the most talented genre directors on this planet and have saved the 26th spot for someone to grab with both hands and to throttle it into submission. The winner of this global search will have their work included in a feature film alongside some of the genre’s most talented new blood. But even if you don’t win, your searing talent may just be discovered through this competition. Their official website is here:

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