While sizing up movie night for this week, you may want to check out Stephen King’s “The Cell” which stars John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson. The apocalyptic film, based on King’s best-selling 2006 novel is brought to the big screen and VOD this Friday, July 8th. Centering around an attack on the human race through their cell phones…it appears King may be onto something here. With a generation of people attached to their cell phones, is this the easiest way for our enemies to attack? Does the almighty smartphone control us and turn us into zombies or “Phoners”? See synopsis below:
Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary
Directors: John Campopiano and Justin White
Release Date: Special Combo Edition July 2016, Regular Edition October 2016
Rating: 9 out of 10
Synopsis: A thorough examination and reminiscence on an underappreciated horror film.
Our Thoughts: 1989 was not the best time for horror film fans. The early 80’s slasher genre was all but dead, the innovative directors of the decade were starting to slow down, and a plethora of questionable sequels like Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason takes Manhattan and Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child filled your local multiplex. This is not to say that I didn’t see these films; in fact, I saw pretty much all of them in the theater. As a junior in high school who was obsessed with heavy metal and horror, it is pretty much a certainty that if you could get in a time machine and travel back to 1989, you would invariably find me and my friends at the theater on opening night, along with the raucous teen audiences who made even these “lesser lights” of the horror genre successes. read more
Frances Conroy will star in Spike’s The Mist TV series, based on Stephen King’s 1980 book. The straight-to-series drama has a 10-episode order. It tells the story of a seemingly benign mist that engulfs a small town, leaving chaos and destruction in its wake.
Conroy previously starred in Six Feet Under and American Horror Story. She will play the role of Nathalie, an ecological martyr who is more connected to nature than most humans. However her instincts about the humans she encounters are dead on. read more
Bill Skarsgard (Hemlock Grove) has been cast in the new adaptation of Stephen King’s It as the clown villain, Pennywise. Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs and Jeremy Ray Taylor will also star. Andy Muschietti is directing the film, which will be comprised of two films. Producers include Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg and Barbara Muschietti.
The story centers around a group of teens who call themselves the Losers Club, who fight and defeat the evil creature called It. Years later they must come together again to fight It, however they have no memory of the first battle. The first film will tell the story of their lives as kids, while the second will focus on the adults. read more
The premiere episode of Spike’s The Mist will be directed by Emmy-winning director Adam Bernstein. The straight-to-series drama is based on Stephen King’s novella of the same name. The TWC-Dimension Television series, which will premiere in 2017, begins production this summer. The series centers around a seemingly innocuous mist that overtakes a small town, leaving chaos in its wake. Christian Torpe is writing and executive producing.
Bernstein is known for his pilots, which include Fargo, 30 Rock, and Scrubs. Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad, Californication, Shameless, Bored to Death, Oz, Homicide: Life on the Street, and Entourage are included in his other credits. read more
We finally have a trailer for Cell, based on the book by Stephen King. Samuel L. Jackson and John Cusack star in the film, which its theaters and VOD this summer.
You can view the trailer, poster and full release info below.
BASED ON THE BOOK BY STEPHEN KING
Running time: 98 Mins
Directed by: Tod Williams
Written by: Stephen King and Adam Alleca
Executive Producers: John Cusack, Stephen Hays, Peter Graham, Ben Sachs, Paddy Cullen, Edward Mokhtarian, Armen Aghaeian, Laurence Freed, Tyler Hawes, Brian Pope, Geno Tazioli, Xavier Gens, Marina Grasic, Jan Korbelin read more
In celebration of the 27th anniversary of the theatrical release of Pet Sematary, Terror Films has released the the trailer, poster and special promotion for their documentary UNEARTHED & UNTOLD: The Path To Pet Sematary. You can view the official press release below.
Los Angeles, April 21, 2016
TERROR FILMS Presents “UNEARTHED & UNTOLD: THE PATH TO PET SEMATARY”
Premieres the Official Trailer, Poster & Special Promotion
In September of 2015, TERROR FILMS announced that it had acquired, “UNEARTHED & UNTOLD: The Path To Pet Sematary” – the documentary chronicling the origins of Stephen King’s bestselling horror novel, “PET SEMATARY” and its journey from script to screen. read more
We previously reported that a TV adaptation of Stephen King’s The Mist had gotten a pilot on Spike. The project, from TWC-Dimension Television, has now gotten a straight-to-series pickup. The decision was made after hearing the series pitch the network said.
Sharon Levy, EVP, Original Series, Spike TV, said, “From the brilliant mind of Stephen King and the incredible production team at TWC-Dimension TV, The Mist will take audiences on a thrilling ride through a small town grappling with a mysterious and shocking horror.Christian and the entire team at TWC-Dimension TV have crafted the framework for a compelling and distinctive series that will resonate with Spike’s expanding audience.” read more
The first Dark Regions Press book to contain a story by Stephen King, Chiral Mad 3 is here on both DarkRegions.com and Amazon in ebook, trade paperback and deluxe signed hardcover formats!
The third act in the critically-acclaimed series by Written Backwards is a symmetrically-structured anthology of psychological horror by Bram Stoker Award nominated editor Michael Bailey, whose previous anthologies include The Library of the Dead, Qualia Nous and Pellucid Lunacy. The anthology contains 45 illustrations by Glenn Chadbourne, over 20 stories by the likes of Stephen King, Jack Ketchum, Ramsey Campbell, Gary A. Braunbeck, Mort Castle, Josh Malerman, Scott Edelman, Richard Thomas, Richard Chizmar and Gene O’Neill, and with 20 intertwined poems by the likes of Elizabeth Massie, Marge Simon, Bruce Boston, Erik T. Johnson, Stephanie M. Wytovich, and also includes an introduction by the extraordinary Chuck Palahniuk. read more
Saban Films has acquired the rights to the sci-fi thriller ‘Cell,’ which stars John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson. It is based on the Stephen King novel of the same name and is directed by Tod “Kip” Williams. It centers around a graphic artist (Cusack), who is struggling, and teams up with a small group of people to travel across New England to reunite with his son, following a mysterious cellphone signal results in the population turning into mindless animals.
Saban Films president Bill Bromiley said, “Stephen King is widely recognized as a master of the horror genre. Combining his talent along with Tod’s vision and this dynamic cast, which reteams King, John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson for the first time since 1408, delivers a truly unique modern tale of survival.” read more