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First ‘Polaroid’ Trailer Released

The first trailer for the late August horror film Polaroid has just been released.

In the Horror News Network’s Summer Horror Movie Preview, we discussed the origins of the the film, which is actually a remake of sorts, explaining that the film “…started as a 25 minute short film by Norwegian director Lars Klevberg (who is also on board for the American re-make/extension). Critics raved about the short film, and Variety described the new film as “the story of a high school loner, Bird Fitcher, who stumbles upon a vintage Polaroid camera tainted with a dark secret. She soon discovers the camera’s special power: those who have their picture taken are destined to have a tragic fate.”  If this sounds a bit like a new take on The Ring concept, you’re not alone.” read more

Gore Verbinski’s New A Cure For Wellness Trailer Released

20th Century Fox released a new trailer for Gore Verbinski’s latest horror thriller A Cure for Wellness today.

The film, which takes place in a bizarre mental health facility, stars Dane DeHaan, Jason Issacs, and relative newcomer Mia Goth.

Film goers recently spotted DeHaan in Sony’s Amazing Spider-Man (talk about mental trauma…) and will certainly recognize Issacs as the villainous Lucius Malfoy of Harry Potter fame.

Verbinski hasn’t tackled material like this since 2002’s The Ring.  It will be interesting to see how Verbinski directs his second horror film after mega-hits like the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films and the disappointing box office disaster The Lone Ranger. read more

Dark Water Special Edition Blu-Ray Review

Arrow Video continues their tradition of releasing hard to find horror films with a jam packed blu-ray special edition of 2002’s Dark Water, based on a short story by Kôji Suzuki and directed by J-Horror master Hideo Nakata. Both of these influential artists reinvented the genre with 1998’s Ringu, and suddenly these ghostly stories and their American adaptations were experiencing success at the box office all over the world. With their special edition release of Dark Water, Arrow Video pays homage to Nakata’s and Suzuki’s entire bodies of work, featuring behind the scenes material and interviews which thoroughly chronicle their popular styles of storytelling and filmmaking. read more

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: September 13, 2016

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: September 13, 2016

This week’s list of releases includes the highly anticipated The Conjuring 2, Blu-ray releases of Frankenstein: Complete Legacy Collection and The Wolf Man: Complete Legacy Collection, along with several DVD re-issues, which include The Ring and The Ring Two. You can view the complete list of this week’s horror releases below.

The Conjuring 2 (Blu-ray + Digital HD)

Starring: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O’Connor, Madison Wolfe, Simon McBurney read more

The Rings Trailer Has Emerged

After an eleven-year hiatus, The Ring saga literally returns to the well with the release of the Rings trailer! The spot begins with a young woman ripping her television off the wall to stop the all too familiar black & white video of a faceless girl climbing out of a well and walking toward the camera.

Paramount Pictures released the 2 1/2 minute trailer this week.  The clip serves as a primer for the legend of the “ring’.  We are reminded that there exists a disturbing video that people watch and, once they do, their phone will ring. They will hear an eerie voice saying, “Seven days.” The viewer will then die seven days after watching the video. read more

Shudder Acquires Japanese Supernatural Horror Film Sadako vs. Kayako

Shudder (the AMC-owned digital horror network) recently acquired the popular Japanese import Sadako vs. Kayako.  For those unfamiliar with the titles characters, the film features a showdown between the demons from Japan’s two most popular ghost franchises: Ringu and Ju-On (known to North American fans as the Ring and The Grudge).  The film is directed by  by Koji Shiraishi (director of Carved: The Slit-Mouthed Woman and Grotesque).

After the film’s North American debut at the Toronto International Film Festival’s “Midnight Madness” in September and a brief festival run, Sadako vs. Kayako will stream exclusively on Shudder in late 2016. read more

SADAKO VS KAYAKO – The Ring VS The Grudge – Japanese Trailer!

A trailer has been released for    SADAKO VS KAYAKO, the  insane    Japanese film  that  stars  the ghosts from  two of their most popular  horror film franchises.  Sadako from The Ring (Ringu in Japan) and Kayako from The Grudge (Ju-On) in Japan.     The trailer is in Japanese, however you can gather most of what is going on.   To get the grudge-match going (ha!) The Ring tape is played   inside The Grudge house.

As a fan of these films myself, both the original Japanese films and the American re-makes, I am extremely excited.    K?ji Shiraishi directs the film, which stars   Mizuki Yamamoto, Tina Tamashiro, Aimi Satsukawa.  It    hits   theaters in Japan  on  June 18th. read more