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‘Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary’ Review

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 to Star in THE MIST Spike TV Series

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 Cast as Pennywise in New IT Adaptation

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

Emmy-Winning Adam Bernstein to Direct ‘The Mist’ Premiere

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

Trailer & Poster for CELL – Starring John Cusack & Samuel L. Jackson – VOD 6/10 & In Theaters on 7/8

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

UNEARTHED & UNTOLD: THE PATH TO PET SEMATARY Trailer, Poster & Special Promotion

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

UPDATE: ‘The Mist’ TV Adaptation Gets Series Order on Spike

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

Dark Regions Press Releases ‘Chiral Mad 3’ Featuring Stephen King, Jack Ketchum, Chuck Palahniuk & 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 Acquires Stephen King Sci-Fi Adaptation ‘Cell’

 

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

Simon Merrells Joins Stephen King’s I AM THE DOORWAY

 

Simon Merrells Joins Stephen King’s I AM THE DOORWAY Subject to work commitments

“We are thrilled to announce that British actor Simon Merrells (Spartacus: War of the Damned, The Tomorrow People, Dominion) has agreed to star in our adaptation of ‘I Am The Doorway’!

Subject to work commitments, Simon will be playing the central role of former astronaut Arthur, a broken man who suffered a terrible loss after a deep space mission gone wrong. Merrells has previously worked with our director Simon Pearce on his feature film Judas Ghost, in which he played camera-man and ghost finder Mark Vega.” read more