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DVD Survival of the Dead

Survival of the Dead

Magnet is giving George Romero’s Survival of the Dead a DVD and Blu-Ray release on August 24. Fangoria got the advance drop on what to expect in the “Ultimate Undead Edition.”

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The Russellville Hacksaw Murders

Last Supper Hacksaw Murders
William Sanders is gearing up for a fall shoot for Last Supper: The Russellville Hacksaw Murders, what he calls a spin-off to the popular Halloween franchise. Last Supper is based on a line of dialogue from John Carpenter’s “Halloween”. In the film Dr. Loomis goes to a cemetery in search of Judith Myers’ grave, the graveyard keeper tells Dr. Loomis a story about Charlie Bowles, while in search of the grave marker, but in the middle of his story he is interrupted by Loomis about Michael Myers and Carpenter’s story of Halloween continues from there. Line of dialogue for reference Every town has something like this happen. I remember a guy over in Russellville. Charlie Bowles. About fifteen year ago, he finished dinner, excused himself from the table, went out into the garage and got a hacksaw, then came back into the house, kissed his wife and two children goodbye, and then proceeded to… In this small scene it has left many fans including myself wondering what did Ol Charlie Bowles do?

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Plot Details for The Howling Reborn

Howling Reborn

shocktillyoudrop.com wrote: Moonstone Entertainment has a plot synopsis on their official site for The Howling Reborn: 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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John Lithgow and Freida Pinto Join Rise of the Apes

Planet of the Apes movie

John Lithgow and Freida Pinto have signed on for Rise of the Apes, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The sequel/prequel to Planet of the Apes sees James Franco as a scientist researching Alzheimer’s who, through his experiments, evolves an ape called Caesar to the point that he begins to lead his species to world domination.

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Scream 4 production schedule

Scream 4

Wes Craven and his production team have descended upon Ann Arbor, Michigan to begin production on Scream 4, scheduled for an April 15, 2011 release.

Shooting begins in a few weeks and, according to this blog and Michigan’s MLive.com, Craven and company will be using the Dearborn-based Woodworth Middle School for a flashback sequence in the film.

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Blu-Ray The Exorcist

Exorcist Blu-Ray

Warner Home Video has finally unveiled its plans for the Blu-Ray edition of William Friedkin’s The Exorcist. The two-disc set arrives on October 5 and will be packaged as a “Digibook” containing both the theatrical cut and the 2000 director’s cut. Expect a new transfer of the ’73 film struck from the original camera negative as well as three new documentaries.

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Elvira is Back with Movie Macabre

Elvira

In 1981, Cassandra Peterson made her big TV splash with “Elvira’s Movie Macabre,” a ratings-grabbing program during which the horror hostess hammed it up showing off sundry genre fare. Elvira outlived “Movie Macabre,” becoming a pop culture in her own right, however, the show is making a comeback.

Peterson writes via her Elvira MySpace page: It’s official! Elvira’s Movie Macabre will be making its return to television this Fall with all NEW episodes! All dates, times, and channels are TBA later this summer. The show is syndicated (national) so times & channels will depend on your area/market. Stay glued!

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Imogen Poots is the female lead in Fright Night

Imogen Poots

British actress Imogen Poots (Solitary Man, 28 Weeks Later) has landed the female lead role in DreamWorks’ Fright Night, reports Heat Vision.

She joins Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Toni Collette, David Tennant and Christopher Mintz-Plasse in the remake directed by Craig Gillespie from a script by Marti Noxon.

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Anchor Bay Releases Growth

Growth

Growth invades homes when Anchor Bay Entertainment releases the film on DVD September 7.

The film stars Mircea Monroe, Christopher Shand, Nora Kirkpatrick, Brian Krause, Alexi Wasser, Ian Patrick Williams and Richard Riehle.

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Guillermo Del Toro talks Van Helsing

Guillermo Del Toro

Guillermo Del Toro commented on the Van Helsing rumors on his site:

Van Helsing (writing and producing) is still in talks and not quite certain. Even then, I would like to share my plans only at COMICON. I am taking it slowly and marking very, very carefully the calendar of projects that I will be involved as producer, writer, etc I will not announce the project I intend to direct until then. I am very happy to say that all the projects and partnerships being considered are both quite surprising and, I hope, powerful. Much as I want, I cannot say much more at this time but I anxiously await to share these with you. I will be shopping on the floor in San Diego for several days. See you there!!

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