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Medicine Goes Awry in New Found Footage From Patrick: Evil Awakens

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 15 - 2014 0 Comment
Medicine Goes Awry in New Found Footage From Patrick: Evil Awakens

An unethical medical experiment gone wrong has been captured in a found footage video for the new horror film, ‘Patrick: Evil Awakens.’ The tape was discovered just in time for this weekend’s VOD and theatrical releases of the sci-fi thriller, which was directed by Mark Hartley. ‘Patrick: Evil Awakens,’ which was written by Justin King, stars Charles Dance, Rachel Griffiths and Sharni Vinson. Phase 4 Films, which is distributing the film, has released the following synopsis for the thriller: When a young nurse begins work at an isolated psychiatric ward, she quickly becomes fascinated with Patrick, a brain dead patient who is the subject of a mad scientist’s cruel and  [ Read More ]

Outpost: Rise of the Spetsnaz Gain Strength with DVD Release

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 15 - 2014 0 Comment
Outpost: Rise of the Spetsnaz Gain Strength with DVD Release

Supernatural soldiers gain strength as the new horror film, ‘Outpost: Rise of the Spetsnaz,’ is set to be released on March 18 on DVD. The second sequel in the ‘Outpost’ film series will be distributed on home entertainment by XLrator Media. Kieran Parker, who produced the original 2008 ‘Outpost’ film, as well as the first sequel, 2012′s ‘Black Sun,’ made his feature film directorial debut with ‘Rise of the Spetsnaz.’ Rae Brunton, who penned the initial two movies, returned to scribe the latest installment in the franchise. ‘Outpost: Rise of the Spetsnaz’ stars Bryan Larkin and James “The Colossus” Thompson. The follow-up chronicles the origins of the supernatural soldiers as  [ Read More ]

You Never Know What's Waiting For You During the Opening of Happy Camp

You never know who, or what, is waiting for you during the opening of ‘Happy Camp.’ The horror-thriller is set to open nationwide on March 25 through such On Demand platforms as Time Warner, Comcast and DirecTV, and on iTunes. ‘Happy Camp,’ which was executive produced by Drew Barrymore and Nancy Juvonen, will be distributed by Gravitas Ventures. The film was directed by first-time filmmaker Josh Anthony, who wrote the script with fellow actors Anne Taylor and Michael Barbuto. The thriller also stars Teddy Gilmore. Gravitas Ventures has released the following synopsis for ‘Happy Camp’: In the vast wilderness of the Klamath National Forest lies the small logging community of  [ Read More ]

Joseph Morgan Battles His Demons with Armistice DVD Release

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 15 - 2014 0 Comment
Joseph Morgan Battles His Demons with Armistice DVD Release

Joseph Morgan is battling his demons again with the new release of his horror thriller, ‘Armistice,’ on DVD. XLrator Media distributed the film this past Tuesday, March 11, on home entertainment, after releasing it on VOD on January 7, and in theaters on January 31. Besides Morgan, the horror thriller also stars Matt Ryan, the star of the upcoming drama ’500 Miles North,’ and William Troughton. The movie was directed by ’500 Miles North’ filmmaker Luke Massey, who also served as the co-writer, cinematographer and editor on ‘Armistice.’ ‘Armistice’ follows Royal Marine A.J. Budd (Morgan), as he awakens in a mysterious house and is forced to fight for his life  [ Read More ]

SXSW 2014 Interview: The Team Behind Starry Eyes

Posted by Perri Nemiroff On March - 13 - 2014 0 Comment
Alex Essoe in Starry Eyes

Everyone’s got something to fight for. Whether it’s ensuring the wellbeing of a loved one, being financially sound or furthering one’s career, there’s always something that feels like the be-all, end-all. Now, the question is, what if you’ve taken the noble, go-getter approach for years, aren’t seeing any results and then run into an opportunity where you finally could achieve your dreams, but at the expense of your morals? The SXSW Midnight selection, “Starry Eyes,” may influence your answer to that question. Alex Essoe leads as Sarah, a budding actress trying to hit it big in Los Angeles. She slaves away at a fast food restaurant all day and goes  [ Read More ]

Zane Holtz and DJ Cotrona in From Dusk Till Dawn

Who’s ready to go back to the Titty Twister? You’ll have to wait a few episodes to get there, but tonight at 9pm on El Rey Network, you can start the journey with the Gecko brothers as they evade the Texas Rangers, and start to make their way down to Mexico in the very first episode of “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series.” Eighteen years after the release of the original film, Robert Rodriguez is ready to unveil this new rendition featuring D.J. Cotrona in George Clooney’s role, Seth Gecko, and Zane Holtz taking over for Quentin Tarantino to play Seth’s brother, Richie Gecko. We’ve also got Wilmer Valderrama in  [ Read More ]

SXSW 2014 Interview: Honeymoon Writer-Director Leigh Janiak

Posted by Perri Nemiroff On March - 9 - 2014 0 Comment
Leigh Janiak

Meet Leigh Janiak, a first-time feature director who’s also the sole female filmmaker behind a SXSW 2014 Midnight Program official selection. Her film is called “Honeymoon” and, as the title implies, it chronicles a couple’s first few days as husband and wife and, as the genre implies, shows what happens when their idyllic romantic getaway turns into a total nightmare. Harry Treadaway and Rose Leslie lead as our newlyweds, Paul and Bea. They love each other dearly and are completely in synch with one another until Paul finds Bea sleepwalking in the middle of the woods late at night, after which she’s never quite the same. Shortly after the film’s  [ Read More ]

Be Afraid to Go Home with New Clip From SXSW Horror Film

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 9 - 2014 0 Comment
Be Afraid to Go Home with New Clip From SXSW Horror Film

Be afraid to go ‘Home’ with the release of a new clip from the horror film. The movie, which is premiering tonight at SXSW, was written and directed by horror veteran filmmaker, Nicholas McCarthy. The scribe and helmer is returning to the genre after making his feature film directorial and writing debuts with ‘The Pact.’ ‘Home’ was financed by Candlewood Entertainment, and produced by Sonny Mallhi. It stars Naya Rivera, Ashley Rickards, Wyatt Russell, Ava Acres and Oscar nominee Catalina Sandino Moreno. The horror film will have its world premiere tonight at 11:59 at the Stateside Theatre. It will also screen on Tuesday at 11:59pm at the SXSatellite: Marchesa, and  [ Read More ]

See Your Evil with Karen Gillan in New Official Oculus Trailer

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 7 - 2014 0 Comment
See Your Evil with Karen Gillan in New Official Oculus Trailer

Prepare to #SeeYourEvil with actress Karen Gillan with the release of the official trailer for Relativity Media’s upcoming horror-thriller, ‘Oculus.’ The horror film, which is set to be released in theaters on April 11, also stars Brenton Thwaites, Rory Cochrane and Katee Sackhoff. ‘Oculus,’ which first premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, was written and directed by ‘Absentia’ scribe and helmer, Mike Flanagan. Jeff Howard co-wrote the feature film’s screenplay with Flanagan, and the two based the story on the short screenplay the director penned with Jeff Seidman. Relativity Media has released the following official synopsis for ‘Oculus’: Ten years ago, tragedy struck the Russell family, leaving the  [ Read More ]

Cabin Fever: Patien Zero Set to be Released by Image Entertainment

Posted by Karen Benardello On February - 27 - 2014 0 Comment
Cabin Fever: Patien Zero Set to be Released by Image Entertainment

‘Cabin Fever: Patient Zero’ is set to break free with the accquisition of its U.S. distribution rights by Image Entertainment. The distributor of independent films will release the horror thriller in summer 2014 on VOD and in theaters. Image Entertainment’s Chief Acquisition Officer, Bill Bromiley, made the acquisition announcement today. The deal was negotiated by Mark Ward for Image Entertainment and Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard with Voltage Pictures and Indomina Productions, on behalf of the filmmakers. ‘The ABCs of Death’ helmer Kaare Andrews directed the third installment of the cult series, which began with filmmaker Eli Roth‘s 2003 hit, ‘Cabin Fever.’ The new film, which serves as a prequel to  [ Read More ]

Something Unspeakable's About to Happen in The Quiet Ones Teaser Poster

Lionsgate has unveiled a new haunting teaser poster for its upcoming horror film, ‘The Quiet Ones.’ The supernatural thriller will keep audiences up all night as they watch Jane Harper participate in a dangerous experiment to create a poltergeist. The film, which was inspired by true events, is set to be released on April 25. John Pogue directed ‘The Quiet Ones,’ which comes from the producers of ‘Let Me In’ and ‘The Woman in Black.’ The helmer co-wrote the film’s script with Craig Rosenberg and Oren Moverman. The movie stars Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne and Olivia Cooke. Lionsgate has released the following official synopsis for ‘The  [ Read More ]

Catch Haunt on VOD via IFC Midnight on February 7th.

After collaborating on a number of films together for Sony Pictures Entertainment, former Dimension Films and Screen Gems executive Nick Phillips and longtime casting director Kelly Martin Wagner came together to form their very own genre label. Revolver Picture Company first opened for business in August of 2012 and now the very first project bearing the Revolver logo is about to hit theaters and VOD via IFC Midnight, a film called “Haunt.” Shortly after moving into a new home with his family, Evan (Harrison Gilbertson) starts spending time with his mysterious neighbor, Samantha (Liana Liberato). Samantha’s got a thing for Evan’s new house and specifically for exploring its dark past.  [ Read More ]

Daylight’s End Offers Insight in Sneak Preview Promo Trailer

Posted by Karen Benardello On February - 3 - 2014 0 Comment
Daylight's End Offers Insight in Sneak Preview Promo Trailer

The upcoming horror film ‘Daylight’s End’ is offering insight into how the dwindling human race is banding together to protect and save what’s left of humanity in a new sneak preview promo trailer, posted on Vimeo page. The action-sci-fi independent film, which was shot in Dallas, was directed by William Kaufman, and written by Chad Law. The film stars Johnny Strong, Chris Kerson, Chelsea Edmundson, Louis Mandylor, Gary Cairns, Mark Hanson, Lance Henriksen, Hakeem Kae-Kazim and Heather Kafka. ‘Daylight’s End,’ a post-apocalyptic zombie thriller, is set years after a mysterious plague has devastated the planet and turned most of humanity into blood-hungry creatures that roam by night. A rogue drifter  [ Read More ]

Tom Raycove’s Toxin Set to Be Unleashed on VOD and DVD

Posted by Karen Benardello On February - 2 - 2014 0 Comment
Tom Raycove's Toxin Set to Be Unleashed on VOD and DVD

The action horror film, ‘Toxin,’ is set to be unleashed into the public on VOD and DVD. XLrator Media will release the movie, which was directed by ‘Kingdoms of Grace’ helmer Tom Raycove, On Demand on April 15, and home entertainment on June 10. ‘Toxin,’ which was written by Brian Edward Watson and Colin Yardley, stars Doug Chapman and Kyra Zagorsky. XLrator Media has released the following synopsis for the film: Lieutenant John Paxton (Chapman) wants revenge against the government he and his men swore their lives to defend. The very government that abandoned and betrayed him, leaving him to die after a secret biological warfare experiment went horribly wrong.  [ Read More ]

Gal Gadot

Get ready to add a slew of films to your most anticipated list because the Sundance Film Festival has come to a close and there are loads of acclaimed projects that secured distribution. In addition to the big winners coming out of Park City, we’ve also got one 2013 release emerging from the Directors Guild Awards as a strong Academy Award frontrunner. Interested in the details on those stories as well as Gal Gadot’s three-picture Wonder Woman deal, the “Hateful Eight” script leak, Universal’s unusual release plan for “Stretch,” and more? Catch it all in your weekly Movie New Cheat Sheet. 1. Sundance Wrap-Up: That’s a wrap on Sundance 2014.  [ Read More ]

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