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Irish Horror Thriller ‘The Hole in the Ground’ Releases Official Trailer

Direct from its Sundance Festival world premiere, Irish horror thriller The Hole in the Ground now has an official trailer.  View the creepy video below.

The Hole in the Ground portrays a young mother facing an unknown future as she attempts to escape her past.  Along with her son, they move to a rural town that hides a dark secret in the woods.  After the boy returns from an encounter with a large hole, the mother begins suspecting that her son is not the same child that went into the ground and must endure countless perils in a struggle to obtain the truth.  It stars Simone Kirby (Peaky Blinders), Seána Kerslake and James Quinn Markey, with Lee Cronin (short Ghost Train) directing. read more

Hulu, NEON Win Rights to Distribute Dark Comedy ‘Little Monsters’

And the undead hits just keep on coming.  Deadline is reporting that streaming giant Hulu has partnered up with distributor NEON in acquiring the rights to the horror comedy Little Monsters.  With a Resident Evil series already announced and the Zombieland sequel finally becoming official, it seems that reports of the zombie genre’s demise may be a bit premature.

Little Monsters, currently buzzing the Sundance circuit, stars Lupita Nyong’o (Black Panther), Alexander England (Alien: Covenant) and Josh Gad (Frozen) and is only the second film to be directed by Australian Abe Forsythe.  Nyong’0 plays kindergarten teacher Miss Caroline, who leads her class on a trip helped by slacker Dave (England).  They must deal with both a persistent children’s television star named Teddy McGiggle (Gad) as well as an ill-timed zombie invasion.  The heat around Little Monsters is a good sign for the zombie sub-genre, as ratings for AMC horror flagship show The Walking Dead continue to decline as the ninth season winds down, and few directors stepping up in the wake of horror icon and creator of the cinematic zombie genus George Romero’s death in 2017. read more

‘Mandy’ Gets First Trailer

Mandy, one of the most shocking selections of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, has released its first trailer.

Directed and written by Panos Cosmatos with co-writer Aaron Stewart-Ahn, Mandy is one of the last films scored by Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson who died on February 9, 2018 due to unknown causes.

The film stars Nicolas Cage, known for his 1995 Oscar-winning performance in Leaving Las Vegas and other supernatural roles such as Ghost Rider and Drive Angry. Andrea Riseborough, known for her performances in Oblivion, Birdman and TV’s Waco, plays the titular character Mandy. read more

‘Hellions’ – Review

‘Hellions’ – Review

By Lynn Sorel

Rating: 8 out of 10

Synopsis: A teenager must survive a Halloween night from Hell when malevolent trick-or-treaters come knocking at her door. 

Our Thoughts: ‘Hellions’ centers around a teen girl named Dora who finds out she is pregnant on Halloween, a real life nightmare to any teenage girl. However, when creepy, not-quite-human, trick-or-treaters start harassing her, the real nightmare begins. At first, it’s unclear if she’s hallucinating, or something supernatural is occurring.  read more

MAGNET Acquires Sundance Shocker THE EYES OF MY MOTHER

MAGNET RELEASING SETS IT SIGHTS ON GENRE-DEFYING 

THE EYES OF MY MOTHER

 

Company Acquires Worldwide Rights to 

Nicolas Pesce’s Beautiful and Shocking Sundance Sensation

New York, New York (February 12, 2016) – Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, announced today that it has acquired worldwide rights to THE EYES OF MY MOTHER, the hauntingly beautiful and shockingly original debut from filmmaker Nicolas Pesce. The film fuses classic horror ingredients with gothic black-and-white imagery and was called the “discovery of this year’s Sundance” by Indiewire’s Eric Kohn.  It also features a breakout performance from newcomer Kika Magalhaes. Magnet is planning a 2016 theatrical release. read more