James Wan’s Saw and Alexandre Aja’s High Tension are two horror films which helped solidify Lionsgate as one of the premiere providers of edgy and intense new material in the early 2000’s, so it’s no wonder that the studio would be eager to work with these two filmmakers again on new material. That opportunity will soon be realized with today’s announcement that Lionsgate has acquired the rights to a new thriller entitled Smart House. Variety reports that the film is based on an original idea of James Wan, who will produce the film. Alexandre Aja will direct.
Lionsgate has announced that it will be releasing a few limited-edition horror cult classics, including Chopping Mall and Blood Diner. You can view the full press release below.
Lionsgate Resurrects Horror Cult Classics in High Definition with the Limited- Edition Vestron Video Collector’s Series
Chopping Mall, Blood Diner Arrive on Blu-ray™ September 27
SANTA MONICA, CA (August 2, 2016) – Lionsgate is exhuming classic horror films with a red carpet rollout this fall for the limited edition Vestron Video Collector’s Series. Hours of materials have been assembled for the Vestron Video Collector’s Series Blu-ray™ releases, starting with six horror cult classics! Taste the fear and the flesh, in shocking high definition for the first time, as teenagers meet their untimely demise at the hands of cannibals, killer robots, horror icons, sewer-dwelling monsters, and an army of the undead!
Jaws dropped during ‘The Woods’ panel at SDCC 2016 yesterday when it was revealed that the movie was actually a sequel to 1999’s ‘Blair Witch Project’. The buzz about ‘The Woods’ on the convention floor was incredible and fans quickly lined up to get into the panel to get their first look.
The Blair Witch Project is one of those movies that divides horror fans. While some love it, others despise it, mainly due to the fact that it ushered in a wave of “found-footage” films which are considered by some fans as a cheap gimmick to appeal to younger audiences who are used to reality television and YouTube videos.
We have the first teaser poster for Rob Zombie’s 31. It stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Malcom McDowell, and Meg Foster. 31 will hit theaters October 21. You can view the poster and release info below.
A FILM BY ROB ZOMBIE
In Theaters October 21st from Saban Films and Lionsgate
Written & Directed by: Rob Zombie
Executive Producers: Mike Goodridge
Producers: Rob Zombie, Andy Gould, Matthew Perniciaro and Michael Sherman, Eddie Vaisman, Mike Elliott
Cinematography by: David Daniel
Music by: Jeff Cardoni
Edited by: Glenn Garland
Cast: Sheri Moon Zombie, Malcom McDowell, Meg Foster, Elizabeth Daily, Sandra Rosko, Richard Brake
Distributor Saban Films
Release Date: On Demand September 16th, In select theaters October 21st
Running Time 102 min.
Synopsis: From the visionary mind of Rob Zombie comes the horrific story of five carnival workers who are kidnapped the night before Halloween and held hostage in a large compound. At the mercy of their captors, they are forced to play a twisted game or life or death called 31. For the next 12 hours they must fight for their lives against an endless parade of homicidal maniacs.
A teaser for The Woods from Lionsgate has arrived. Director Adam Wingard teams up with writer Simon Barrett again for the film. The pair previously worked on V/H/S, V/H/S/2, You’re Next and The Guest together. The story centers around a group of college students who discover they are not alone while on a camping trip. Callie Hernandez, James Allen McCune, and Brandon Scott star in the film. The Woods hits theaters September 16.
You can view the teaser and poster below.