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As Above, So Below Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 29 - 2014 0 Comment
Movie Review-As Above, So Below

Title: As Above, So Below Director: John Erick Dowdle Starring: Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman and Edwin Hodge Relying on your thorough experience within a particular subject often leads to capturing the next intriguing story on the topic. Holding that knowledgeable background not only stresses the exploration of one of the most fabled jewels in history by the main character in the new independent found footage horror thriller, ‘As Above, So Below,’ but also helped filmmaker John Erick Dowdle infuse the story with the best physical effects possible. The director, who has previous experience helming films in the genre, including ‘The Poughkeepsie Tapes’ and ‘Quarantine,’ which he also co-wrote with his  [ Read More ]

Interview: Sophia Myles Talks The Damned

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 28 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview Sophia Myles Talks The Damned

Exploring the motivations and secrets of the main characters of a film is often one of the most important aspects that truly allows audiences to relate to, and understand, the protagonists and antagonists of any story. While horror movies often forgo those character studies to instead frighten audiences with physical threats and stunts, the best entries in the genre are often the ones that incorporate the characters’ emotions in with the action. Actress Sophia Myles enthralling embraced the need to infuse her new horror independent film, ‘The Damned,’ which was helmed by genre veteran Victor Garcia, with both powerful emotions and physicality to showcase the true terrors of the story.  [ Read More ]

Out of the Dark

Vertical Entertainment has acquired the U.S. rights to Participant Media’s supernatural thriller, ‘Out of the Dark.’ Vertical’s Co-President, Rich Goldberg, and Peter Jarowey negotiated the deal with Nate Bolotin at XYZ Films and Jeff Ivers for Participant. The movie will be presented by Vertical, in association with Participant Media and Image Nation. The thriller will be distributed in theaters by Vertical in early 2015. Two new stills from the horror film, which stars Julia Stills, Scott Speedman and Stephen Rea, have also been released after Vertical’s acquisition. ‘Out of the Dark,’ which is set in South America, follows a young family’s new life as it turns from promising to terrifying  [ Read More ]

Interview: Shane Johnson Talks The Possession of Michael King

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 22 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview Shane Johnson Talks The Possession of Michael King

Passionately documenting your investigation into a topic you have already hold preconceived doubt and questions about can initially prove to be redundant, as you’re not willing to explore, much less accept, new information and insights into the subject. But when thrillingly unexpected new evidence about the subject is presented, all those predetermined thoughts can instantly disappear. Actor Shane Johnson, who portrayed the title character in first-time feature film writer-director David Jung’s horror movie, ‘The Possession of Michael King,’ proved the troubled protagonist’s radical change of heart throughout the course of the independent found footage project. ‘The Possession of Michael King,’ which is now playing in select theaters and will be  [ Read More ]

Universal Studios’ 2014 Halloween Horror Nights Tickets Now On Sale

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 19 - 2014 0 Comment
Universal Studios' 2014 Halloween Horror Nights Tickets Now On Sale

Tickets are now on sale for Universal Studios Hollywood’s 2014 edition of Halloween Horror Nights, the leading event for the holiday in Southern California. Halloween Horror Nights has become “More Dead Than Ever,” as more dates and mazes have been added. The event is scheduled to take place on 22 select days between Friday, September 19 and Sunday, November 2. Tickets for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights can now be purchased on the Hollywood event’s official website. Advance purchase of tickets is recommended, as event nights often sell out. Tickets now available for purchase include a Front of Line option, which offers guests priority access to each of the mazes,  [ Read More ]

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Get ‘Devoured’ by malevolent spirits with the horror film’s official trailer and key set stills. The thriller, which is set to be released on VOD by Gravitas Ventures on September 2, was directed by Greg Olliver in his feature film directorial debut. The movie, which was written by Marc Landau, stars Marta Milans, Kara Jackson, Bruno Gunn, Tyler Hollinger, Luis Harris, Sal Rendino and David Conley. Gravitas Ventures has released the following synopsis for ‘Devoured’: Immigrant mother Lourdes (Marta Milans, ‘Killer Women,’ ‘Mala Hierba’) works as a cleaning woman at an old New York City restaurant in order to make enough money to pay for her sick son’s operation. With  [ Read More ]

Seth M. Sherwood Will Pen The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Prequel Leatherface

Seth M. Sherwood, an up-and-coming horror genre scribe, has signed on to pen a prequel to the original 1974 classic film, ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.’ Millennium Films has revealed the writer, who penned this year’s short film, ‘Fruticake,’ will pen the screenplay for the prequel, titled ‘Leatherface,’ TheWrap is reporting. The official details about the prequel’s story haven’t been revealed yet. But it’s expected to serve as an origin story that chronicles the title antagonist’s early life in the 1970s. Before signing on to write ‘Leatherface,’ Sherwood wrote a supernatural thriller for Blumhouse Productions. The film will be helmed by ‘Paranormal Activity 5′ director, Greg Plotkin. Sherwood also penned ‘Interstate  [ Read More ]

Sinister 2 Set to Begin Production in Chicago As Shannyn Sossamon Cast

‘Sinister 2,’ the anticipated follow-up to the 2012 sleeper hit ‘Sinister,’ is set to begin production next week in Chicago. ‘Citadel’ helmer Ciaran Foy is set to direct the horror sequel, which Focus Features will release nationwide on Friday, August 21, 2015. The film’s production companies, Blumhouse Productions and Entertainment One (eOne), have also revealed that Shannyn Sossamon will headline the project. Scott Derrickson, the director of ‘Sinister,’ returned to the series to co-write the script with C. Robert Cargill. The duo previously worked together to write the screenplay for the original movie. Focus, Blumhouse and eOne have released the following details about the plot-line for ‘Sinister 2′: In the  [ Read More ]

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“Found” takes the classic coming-of-age story and combines it with bonechilling horror! The XLrator Media film, coming to theaters, VOD and iTunes Aug. 15, is written and directed by Scott Schirmer and stars Gavin Brown, Ethan Philbeck The film follows a young boy who realizes his older brother’s horrible secret. “Marty is the ideal fifth grader. He gets good grades, listens to his teachers, and doesn’t start trouble in class. But a darkness is beginning to fall over Marty’s life. The kids at school won’t stop picking on him, his parents just don’t seem to understand him, and now Marty must grapple with a terrible secret that threatens to destroy  [ Read More ]

HHN USH 2014 American Werewolf with txt

We’ve been covering a lot of the upcoming mazes at this year’s Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights. Our coverage continues with some horrors based on Universal Pictures’ Oscar-winning, genre-defining film, “An American Werewolf in London.” The film, written and directed by John Landis, will scare fans in an all-new maze beginning Friday, Sept. 19. The maze will recreate legendary scenes from the film using amazing, convincing props, authentic music and awesome special effects that will magnify the terror the werewolf. Guests will begin in “The Slaughtered Lamb,” the English countryside pub fans of the film will recognize in a heartbeat. After walking onto the Moors, the maze-goers will have to  [ Read More ]

HHN 2014 Dracula PR Image with txt

Universal Studios is bringing Dracula back to the movie screen with “Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood,” starring Luke Evans as Vlad Tepes, the real life 13th century ruler who became the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s tale about the powerful vampire, Dracula. The film isn’t the only way horror fans can get the “Dracula” experience. Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort is creating a horrifying maze called “Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood.” Starting Sept. 19, guests will get an immersive preview of the film through the maze. “’Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood’ will introduce guests to the sadistic Transylvanian ruler Vlad Tepes, known as ‘Vlad the Impaler,’ who infamously tortured  [ Read More ]

Insidious: Chapter 3 Begins Production and Offers First Look Set Photo

Leigh Whannell goes back into The Further, as production on his new film, ‘Insidious: Chapter 3,’ is currently shooting in Los Angeles. The writer, director and actor, who is also the co-creator of the hit horror franchise, is helming the production of the follow-up. The filmmaker, who is also reprising his role of Specs from the first two installments of the series in the new sequel, once again penned the latest script in the franchise. The film’s first look set photo, which features Whannell directing some of his castmates, including returning series actress Lin Shaye, has also been released. Focus Features, (Entertainment One) eOne, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and Blumhouse  [ Read More ]

Halloween Horror Nights Aliens Vs. Predator

Twentieth Century Fox is celebrating the anniversaries of “Alien” and “AVP: Alien vs. Predator” in a big way! To give homage to the 35th anniversary of “Alien” and the 10th anniversary of “AVP: Alien vs. Predator,” Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood have announced that they are putting fans right in the middle of one of the universe’s most epic fights in the brand-new “Halloween Horror Nights” maze baed on “AVP: Alien vs. Predator,” beginning Friday, Sept. 19. The introduction of “AVP” into Orlando and Hollywood’s “Halloween Horror Nights” is the most expensive and technologically advanced mazes at Universal Studios to date. Universal and  [ Read More ]

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We’ve been reporting on the upcoming release of “The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season” on Blu-ray plus Digital HD with Ultraviolet and DVD on August 26. Since we’re getting close to the date, we’ve been gifted with a video from the bonus features. More about that below. First, let’s go over what you can expect from the home release. Each format contains five episode-packed discs, presenting each episode exactly as it was originally broadcast. Blu-ray fans will really love the Blu-ray release, which presents the episodes in 1080p high-definition and lossless Dolby TrueHD 7.1 audio. Of course, there’s tons of bonus features to take in, such as never-before-seen production  [ Read More ]

Witness a Frightening Encounter In Horror Film’s New Trailer

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 5 - 2014 0 Comment
Witness a Frightening Encounter In Horror Film's New Trailer

Viewers are being lured in to witness the frightening and dark secrets in the upcoming horror film, ‘Encounter,’ with its recently released trailer. The two-minute clip offers a glimpse into the terrifying story behind the found footage movie. The film was directed by James Bowling and Susannah O’Brien. The first-time feature film director also wrote the script and produced the horror movie. The trailer follows a newlywed couple, Ted and Lauren McBride (Justin Arnold and Andrea Nelson), who move into a room in an old farmhouse in February 2013, so that he can set up cameras to film his grad school film thesis on atmospheric phenomena commonly known as orbs.  [ Read More ]

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