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Eli Roth Directs Commercial for Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights

Director Eli Roth has filmed a number of horror films, but he’s never filmed a commercial about any of his, and certainly not one about films and television shows he hasn’t directed.

Universal Studios Orlando and Hollywood released a 30 second spot by Roth featuring a number of their horror houses from this year’s annual event.  Roth’s commercial features a veritable Halloween feast of classic scenes from the Shining, Saw, and American Horror Story.

Earlier this week, Universal Studios Orlando announced a “best-of” house called “The Horrors of Blumhouse” which will feature a triple threat of Blumhouse studio hits including: The Purge, Insidious, and Sinister. read more

Cate Blanchett Enters The House with a Clock in Its Walls

Variety is reporting that Cate Blanchett could soon be signing on to Eli Roth’s adaptation of John Bellairs book, The House with a Clock in Its Walls as neighborhood witch Mrs. Zimmerman. The production, brought to us by Amblin Entertainment and American Mythology Entertainment, has already announced that Jack Black will play the eccentric Uncle Jonathan.

The film is based on the 1973 novel which centers around 10 year-old Lewis Barnavelt. Lewis goes on to visit his uncle in Michigan and starts to unearth a world of creepiness in his Uncle Jonathan’s house.  He uncovers that his uncle is a warlock, which is when the journey takes a turn for the worse. read more

Trailer Released for Eli Roth’s ‘Death Wish’ Remake

Death Wish, The 1974 Charles Bronson classic, and its sequels were not exactly horror movies; but they weren’t afraid of going to some very dark places. Eli Roth, the controversial horror writer/director, is known for going to many of those very same places. While his reputation may be changing a bit with his recent restrained psychological thriller, Knock Knock and his upcoming children’s movie, The House with a Clock in its Walls, horror fans know Roth is always ready to take his vision to grotesque new heights. Based on the new trailer for his remake of Death Wish, it looks like we may be seeing a mix of classic Eli Roth and modern Eli Roth in this upcoming motion picture. read more

AMC Announces ‘Shock Theater’ and ‘Wicked West’ Anthologies and Eli Roth’s ‘History of Horror’

AMC was busy at the annual Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour, announcing over a dozen new series and specials, and many of them are sure to be of interest to horror fans including the scripted horror anthology Shock Theater from Greg Nicotero, Blumhouse’s Wicked West “true tales” anthology, and AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror.

Shock Theater is described in the official press release as throw-back to classic Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits where “…each episode will be a brand-new sci-fi horror tale in the style of the B movie classics.”  Nicotero will serve as the director and producer of the new series. read more

Broad Green Pictures Begins Production on ‘Amityville Horror’ Film Entitled ‘1974’

The Amityville Horror has had a difficult time at the multiplex lately. The 2005 remake somehow managed to earn nearly $22 million less than the 1979 original, and HNN’s Nick Banks recently chronicled the series of unfortunate events which have plagued The Weinstein Company’s Amityville: The Awakening (which is still unreleased to this day, despite an initial premiere date of January, 2015). Despite the brief glimmer of hope in the form of a brief appearance in Warner Bros.’ successful film, The Conjuring 2, interest in the “true story” franchise appears to be at an all time low. With the release of Amityville: The Awakening looming somewhere out there on the horizon, Broad Green Pictures has decided to take a different approach to the famous horror story: Deadline reports that the studio is preparing a film called 1974, which will focus more heavily on the real life murders which triggered (or inspired, based on your opinion of the case) the classic ghost story. read more

Eli Roth and Jack Black to Adapt Children’s Book ‘The House With a Clock In Its Walls’ Into Movie

It’s common knowledge that showing your kids an Eli Roth movie would likely result in an immediate visit from Child Protective Services. That all changes with today’s announcement that the controversial director of such films as Hostel and The Green Inferno will be adapting a popular children’s book into a feature film! THR reports that Roth will be teaming up with Jack Black to bring John Belliers’ The House With a Clock In Its Walls to the silver screen. The script was written by Eric Kripke (the Supernatural television series), who will also be serving as a co-producer. read more

Clown – Review

Clown – Review

By Lynn Sorel

Rating: 8 out of 10

Synopsis: The story of a loving father who dons a clown outfit and makeup to perform at his son’s sixth birthday, only to later discover that the costume – red nose and wig included– will not come off and his own personality changing in a horrific fashion. To break the curse of the evil outfit, the father must make grim choices with his own family facing danger.

Our Thoughts: Clown takes what would seem to be a ridiculous premise and creates a horrific tale that is both disturbing and tragic. When a father finds a clown costume in his home and puts it on to entertain his son, you think nothing could possibly go wrong. However, that could not be further from the truth. read more

Crypt TV’s Horror Shorts Series ‘Slice of Summer’ Coming to Chiller

News from Comic-Con today, as it was announced that Crypt TV’s  Slice of Summer horror shorts series will be airing on Chiller network beginning July 29 at 9PM. Eli Roth and Jack Davis co-founded the Crypt TV brand.

Horror shorts from across the world will be featured on Slice of Summer. It will include John William Ross’ The Thing in the Apartment, The McCoubrey brothers’ The Grey Matter, James Webber’s The Prey, Meridians, and Jason Kupfer’s Invaders.

Crypt TV has approximately 20 million video views a month. The horror network Chiller is available in 40 million homes currently. read more

CLOWN Available on Blu-ray & DVD August 23rd

The Eli Roth produced horror film Clown is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on August 23rd. You can view the full press release below.

“Clown has the goods. Refreshingly dark and sick”

– Noel Murray, The Los Angeles Times

“Chilling”

– Staci Layne Wilson, DreadCentral.com

From the Master of Terror Eli Roth

CLOWN

Available on Blu-ray™ and DVD August 23, 2016

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – (July 12, 2016) – Producer Eli Roth (Knock Knock, Hostel franchise) and director Jon Watts (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Cop Car) team up to bring audiences a haunting twist on the scary clown.  Clown arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD August 23 from Dimension Films and Anchor Bay Entertainment.  From a screenplay co-written by Watts and Christopher Ford, the film stars Laura Allen (“Ravenswood,” “All My Children”), Andy Powers (In Her Shoes, “Oz”) and Peter Stormare (“American Gods,” “The Blacklist,” Fargo). read more

New Stills for CLOWN

We have new stills for the Eli Roth produced Clown. It’s coming to select theater and On Demand June 17th. Jon Watts directed the film, which stars   Peter Stormare, Laura Allen, Andy Powers and Elizabeth Whitmere. You can view the new stills below.

 

TITLE: CLOWN

IN SELECT THEATERS AND AVAILABLE ON DEMAND: June 17, 2016

DIRECTOR:  Jon Watts

WRITERS: Christopher Ford and Jon Watts

CAST: Peter Stormare, Laura Allen, Andy Powers and Elizabeth Whitmere

SYNOPSIS: CLOWN is a story of a loving father who dons a clown outfit and makeup to perform at his son’s sixth birthday, only to later discover that the costume – red nose and wig included– will not come off and his own personality changes in a horrific fashion. To break the curse of the evil outfit, the father must make grim choices with his own family facing danger. read more