Xavier Palud to direct Blind Man

Variety reports that Lambert Wilson and Jacques Gamblin are attached to star in EuropaCorp thriller “Blind Man,” with Gaul’s Xavier Palud set to direct. Scripted by writer-director Eric Besnard (“Ca$h”) from an original idea by Luc Besson, “Man” is being produced entirely by Besson’s EuropaCorp, which also holds French distribution and international sales rights. Cat-and-mouse serial killer thriller goes into production early September in Paris.

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Brea Grant joins cast of Dexter

Variety reports that Brea Grant has booked a spot on Dexter. Brea says that she will be a recurring on the show this season.

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New trailer for Don’t be Afraid of the Dark

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark movie

A new trailer for Don’t be Afraid of the Dark has been released.

The movie is described as:
A young girl (Bailee Madison) sent to live with her father (Guy Pearce) and his girlfriend (Katie Holmes) discovers creatures in her new home who want to claim her as one of their own.

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Sector 7 trailer

Sector 7 movie

A trailer for Sector 7 has been released.

SECTOR 7 is a joint production of CJ E&M Pictures and JK Film, the production company of director Youn Je-kyun which was previously responsible for HAEUNDAE (해운대, released in the US as TIDAL WAVE), the 2009 box office smash in Korea. The film is about a group of workers on a deep sea oil prospecting platform called ‘Eclipse’, located south of Jeju Island, who struggle against a hostile undersea creature.

The lead character Cha Hae-joon (Ha Ji-won) is the marine equipment manager for the rig. Shortly before the Eclipse is to be shut down, new captain Jeong-man (Ahn Seong-gi) suggests conducting one last drilling operation. During the procedure, a new recruit sinks to the bottom of the sea when his equipment fails. Shortly thereafter, crew members begin to turn up dead, one by one, their bodies viciously mutilated.

The few remaining survivors soon discover a transparent underwater creature they encountered once before has infiltrated the ship through the drilling pipe and been feeding on the crew. Now Cha Hae-joon and her colleagues find themselves in a frantic fight for their very survival.

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Shark Night 3D trailer

Shark Night 3D movie

An official trailer for Shark Night 3D has arrived.

A sexy summer weekend turns into a blood-soaked nightmare for a group of college students trapped on an island surrounded by voracious underwater predators in Shark Night 3D, a terrifying thrill ride from director David R. Ellis (The Final Destination, Snakes on a Plane), featuring a red-hot young cast including Sara Paxton (Superhero Movie, The Last House on the Left), Dustin Milligan (90210, Slither), Chris Carmack (The O.C.), Joel Moore (Avatar), Chris Zylka (The Amazing Spider-Man) and Katharine McPhee (The House Bunny). Arriving by boat at her family’s Louisiana lake island cabin, Sara (Sara Paxton) and her friends quickly strip down to their swimsuits for a weekend of fun in the sun. But when star football player Malik (Sinqua Walls) stumbles from the salt-water lake with his arm torn off, the party mood quickly evaporates. Assuming the injury was caused by a freak wake-boarding accident, the group realizes they have to get Malik to a hospital on the other side of the lake, and fast. But as they set out in a tiny speedboat, the college friends discover the lake has been stocked with hundreds of massive, flesh-eating sharks! As they face one grisly death after another, Sara and the others struggle desperately to fend off the sharks, get help and stay alive long enough to reach the safety of dry land.

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Hybrid DVD news

Arriving on Blu-ray and DVD on August 23rd from Anchor Bay Entertainment is Hybrid. Hybrid is described as: Neal Marshall Stevens’ horror film directed by Eric Valette (One Missed Call). Late one night a mysterious car is brought into the Chicago police impound garage after a deadly traffic accident. The garage’s female mechanic, Tilda, and her young, hip fellow mechanics soon discover the car has a mind of its own: It morphs into different cars to confuse them, and instead of needing an engine to run, it breathes. It’s a killing machine that is capable of outrunning and outwitting humans. In a high-octane fight to the death, it’s our group of determined humans versus the car in this supernatural action-adventure in the vein of Stephen King’s ‘Christine’ and ‘Transformers’.

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Bloodrayne: The Third Reich DVD news

Bloodrayne: The Third Reich will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray July 5th. Directed by Uwe Boll, the film stars Natassia Malthe, Clint Howard, Michael Paré and Brendan Fletcher. Half-vampire, half-human, Rayne (Malthe) hides in the shadows slaughtering vampires and those that get in her way. In 1943 Europe, during World War II, Rayne faces her greatest foe, a growing army of undead Nazi soldiers led by Ekart Brand, a top Nazi official turned day-walker. Rayne must team up with a group of resistance fighters to defeat Brand and his vampire army before they reach Berlin to grant Hitler immortality.

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Rob Zombie on Lords of Salem FX

Rob Zombie tells fans on his blog that, “At this time there are no plans to use any CGI in LORDS. I am not a fan of it although I think it can be very effective it used in very subtle ways. But no one uses it that way. We have begun working, but not shooting yet. This is a very practical FXs [sic] heavy film, so that department has been working for awhile building insane shit. I will start after the summer. No one is on board yet, but casting will start very soon.” Lords of Salem is described as: Heidi, a blond rock chick, DJs at a local radio station, and together with the two Hermans (Whitey and Munster) forms part of the “Big H Radio Team.” A mysterious wooden box containing a vinyl record arrives for Heidi, a gift of the Lords. She assumes it’s a rock band on a mission to spread to spread their word. As Heidi and Whitey play the Lord’s record, it starts to play backwards, and Heidi experiences a flashback to a past trauma. Later, White plays the Lord’s record, dubbing them the Lords of Salem, and to his surprise, the record plays normally and is a massive hit with his listeners. The arrival of another wooden box from the Lords presents the Big H team with free tickets, posters and records to host a gig in Salem. Soon, Heidi and her cohorts is far from the rock spectacle they’re expecting. The original Lords or Salem are returning and they’re out for blood.

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Insidious DVD news

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment announced that Insidious will arrive on DVD/Blu-Ray July 12th. The disks will feature a Horror 101: The Exclusive Seminar, On Set With Insidious and Insidious Entities featurettes.

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Woman in Black release date

The Woman in Black will debut in theaters on January 20, 2012. The movie stars Daniel Radcliffe and is directed by James Watkins. The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps, who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease growing when he glimpses a mysterious woman dressed only in black. Receiving only silence from the locals, Kipps is forced to uncover the true identity of the Woman in Black on his own, leading to a desperate race against time when he discovers her true intent.

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