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Theatrical Release Date Announced for ‘Hellboy’ Reboot Starring David Harbour

Fans have been excited about the upcoming Hellboy reboot, starring David Harbour of Stranger Things, since franchise creator Mike Mignola first teased an image of Harbour in full makeup back in early September. Today, we’re one step closer to the film being a reality! Lionsgate and Millennium have set the film’s theatrical release for January 11, 2019.

Traditionally, a January release date for a new movie was evidence that the studio did not have much faith in the quality of their product. January has typically been a notorious dumping ground for some of the worst films of all genres. Fortunately, the stigma associated with the month has recently begun to change as studios who have released good movies during the first month of the year have seen strong financial returns. In January of 2017, A Monster Calls and M. Night Shyamalan’s Split both exceeded expectations critically and financially. It turns out, people will pay to see good movies any month of the year, and they’ll stay home for bad ones! read more

Lionsgate Reveals Full Length Trailer for ‘Jigsaw’

The folks at Lionsgate have been very secretive about Jigsaw, the upcoming eighth film in their lucrative Saw movie franchise (For those keeping count, this one is a direct sequel to the uncomfortably-titled Saw 3D: The Final Chapter). For the longest time, we didn’t even know whether or not Tobin Bell would be returning to his famous role as John Kramer/The Jigsaw Killer. That all changes today because Lionsgate just released their first full length trailer for the movie!

We can tell right away that the movie will indeed focus on Bell’s John Kramer. While it’s still a mystery how he is participating in such an elaborate game of torture so long after his death, it’s clear that the mystery will be addressed with this movie. Based on some of the clips and the music selected for the trailer, Jigsaw appears to have a different tone from some of it’s earlier entries. I don’t want to call it a “lighter” tone, because one look at the trailer will convince you that this movie will obviously be just as grisly as its predecessors. But there might be a tongue-in-cheek element to this one that could lighten the gravity of all of the carnage and gore that the trailer promises. read more

New Poster for Jigsaw Revealed

Just when you thought torture porn was going the way of the buffalo, Lionsgate is hoping that you remember that the game is still on. The studio has released the first official poster for Jigsaw, the eight film in the Saw franchise and first since 2010’s Saw 3D: The Final Chapter. Star Tobin Bell, who plays Jigsaw/John in all of the previous movies (despite being deceased for most of them) also made the announcement via his Twitter account (below).

The poster, bearing the ominous tagline “Become Jigsaw”, features a familiar creepy mask on a black/grey background and oozing with eeriness. This will be the first stab at the popular horror franchise for directors Michael and Peter Speirig, who also co-directed the 2003 Australian zombie flick Undead. Much like Universal is currently doing with the Child’s Play films (Cult of Chucky due out on October 3rd), Lionsgate is hoping to revive a once-dominant slate of films that were seemingly released every year. read more

‘Saw: Legacy’ Undergoes Last Minute Name Change

I hope nobody out there got “Saw: Legacy” tattoos in a fit of rabid anticipation of the film’s upcoming release this Halloween… it has a new title!

The folks behind the iconic franchise recently took to Twitter to announce the name change and reinforce its release date of October 27th, 2017:

The name change is likely Lionsgate’s way of showing audiences that the eighth entry in the franchise will focus heavily on Tobin Bell’s Jigsaw, the original villain of the series whose role was continuously reduced in later installments due to the studio regrettably killing him off too soon. read more

Doug Liman Drops Out of ‘Justice League Dark’ in Favor of ‘Chaos Walking’

Horror Fans can’t catch a break with Warner Bros.’ Justice League Dark! First, the project was shelved when Guillermo Del Toro was initially attached as director. The studio breathed new excitement into the film by announcing that Doug Liman would take over directing duties, and Liman himself explained just two weeks ago that he would approach the film by channeling his inspiration from 1970’s horror classics like The Exorcist and The Omen. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be… Variety reports that he has officially exited the project! read more

Lionsgate Acquires James Wan’s and Alexandre Aja’s New Thriller, Smart House

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.  read more

Lionsgate to Release Cult Classics BLOOD DINER and CHOPPING BLOCK

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! read more

‘The Woods’ Revealed to be ‘Blair Witch’ at SDCC 2016

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. read more

Teaser Poster for Rob Zombie’s 31

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.
Rating R
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. read more

Teaser Trailer for THE WOODS

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.

http://TheWoods.movie/ read more