Jamie Bell joins The Retreat

Jamie Bell

Jamie Bell is joining the cast of The Retreat, says Deadline.

He’ll join Cillian Murphy and Thandie Newton in this thriller about a couple who head to remote island to fix their marriage. Their plans are cut short when a soldier wearing a biohazard suit washes up on the beach claiming that everyone on the mainland has been killed by a virus. Director Carl Tibbets begins shooting next month.

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The Last Lovecraft news and poster

Last Lovecraft poster

Henry Saines The Last Lovecraft will make it international premiere this Friday, August 13 at 7pm at the Bloor Cinema in Toronto.

Kyle Davis stars as Jeff, a bored guy stuck in a dead-end job whose life suddenly changes when a strange old man gives him an ancient relic and tells him he is the last descendant of H.P. Lovecraft, the revered American author of such horror/fantasy/sci-fi classics as The Dunwich Horror, The Shadow Over Innsmouth and the highly influential Cthulhu Mythos stories. Jeff and his friend Charlie embark on an adventure to protect the relic from falling into the hands of the Starspawn and his minions, who want to release the hideous cosmic entity Cthulhu back into the world.

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US poster for Monsters

monsters movie

Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear and grow. In an effort to stem the destruction that resulted, half of Mexico was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain the massive creatures… Our story begins when a jaded US journalist (McNairy) begrudgingly agrees to find his boss’ daughter, a shaken American tourist (Able) and escort her through the infected zone to the safety of the US border.

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Sanchez and Nash team on Possession

Possession movie

Eduardo Sanchez is re-teaming with Seventh Moon screenwriter Jamie Nash for The Possession. The director will return to Maryland to shoot the film this October. That’s where Sanchez and Daniel Myrick made horror history with The Blair Witch Project.

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Cinematographer David Boyd talks The Walking Dead

Walking Dead

The cinematographer for Friday Night Lights and Firefly explains how you make daylight terrifying, compares The Walking Dead with Westerns and describes how Walkers are more dangerous than Reavers.

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Meat Grinder on DVD

Meat Grinder

The BBFC have just passed Tiwa Moeithaisong’s Meat Grinder as an 18 certificate completely uncut. The film is hitting UK DVD on August 23 through 4Digital Media.

Here’s a synopsis of the film: Throughout the film, viewers are exposed to a sumptuous feast of murder and cannibalism with gruesome scenes including nails being hammered through fingernails and multiple dismemberment of limbs. The horror is so gory that several reviewers have been unable to make it through watching the entire film, and audiences are being warned not to eat before seeing the film. Meat Grinder stars Mai as a deranged woman who runs a noodle stall and is hearing voices in her head all the time. When she finds a dying man in her stall one night, she gets the idea to chop him up, and grind the body parts into meatballs as ingredients for her noodle soup. It turns out to be a popular dish, and as the stall gets more and more business, she must find a steady supply of fresh human meat to feed her customers..

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Rob Zombie Reveals Plans for Halloween Horror Nights

Rob Zombie horror

Another attraction featured in this year’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood has been revealed.

Rob Zombie tells Noise Creep that Universal is prepping a House of 1000 Corpses 3D maze. A bit “full circle” considering the studio financed the film the maze is based on, then kicked it to the curb after the picture was deemed too extreme. This is the second time a Zombie-oriented maze graced HHN.

Expect the entire Firefly family to be in attendance scaring visitors.

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Giallo movie news

Giallo movie

It took some time, but Dario Argento’s most recent thriller, Giallo, is finally making its way into the U.S.

Maya Entertainment is shouldering the distribution duties and releasing the film on DVD October 19.

Elsa Pataky, Adrien Brody and Emmanuelle Seigner star in the film written by Sean Keller and Jim Agnew. Brody is an inspector who teams up with a woman to search for her sister – a victim of a serial killer targeting beautiful girls.

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Detention movie news

Detention movie

Shanley Caswell (“Bones”) and Spencer Locke (Resident Evil: Extinction, “The Vampire Diaries”) have been cast in the horror comedy Detention opposite Josh Hutcherson and Dane Cook. Directed by music video helmer Joseph Kahn (Torque), the indie film revolves around teenagers who have more on their minds than finals during their senior year of high school: A serial killer seems to be on the loose. Caswell will play a cute but awkward girl trying to connect with her school crush (Hutcherson), and Locke will play her nemesis, the head cheerleader. Kahn wrote the script with Mark Palermo. Shooting on the $10 million pic begins this month in Los Angeles.

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ATM movie news

ATM horror movie

Brian Geraghty, Josh Peck and Margarita Levieva will star in ATM, a thriller from the Safran Co. and Gold Circle Films, says The Hollywood Reporter.

They will play three co-workers who make a late-night visit to an ATM and end up in a desperate fight for their lives when they become trapped by an unknown man.

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