Monday, January 15, 2018

Promo Spot For Pascal Laugier's 'GHOSTLAND'




A new promo spot for Pascal Laugier's (Martyrs) upcoming horror flick GHOSTLAND has made it's way online. Cast, Crystal Reed, Taylor Hickson, Rob Archer, Anastasia Phillips, Adam Hurtig, Mylène Farmerm Alicia Johnston, Suzanne Pringle, Terry Ray..

Story, Following her aunt’s death, Colleen (Farmer) and her two daughters – the eldest, Beth (Reed), totally locked-in and shy, finds comfort in the stories she invents in the books she writes, and Vera (Philipps), way more open and self-confident, inherit her house. However, during their first night in this new home, murderers break-in, pushing Colleen to fight to save her daughters’ lives. During this highly traumatic night, the girls’ disparate personalities diverge even further.

“Sixteen years later, Beth becomes a famous horror author with a perfect family and life in Chicago, while Vera can’t cope, and loses her mind faced to an unshakable sense of paranoia. Daughters and mother finally reunite at the house where Colleen and Vera still live. It is only then that strange events begin to take place…”

Written and Directed by Pascal Laugier - GHOSTLAND' is due hit theaters (international) this coming March, with hopefully a North American release coming later this year..






New Clip For 'Kickboxer: Retaliation' Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme And Mike Tyson




A new clip for Dimitri Logothetis Kickboxer: Retaliation has landed online (thanks to joblo.com).. Cast, Alain Moussi, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mike Tyson, Christopher Lambert, Sara Malakul Lane, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, Sam Medina, Steven Swadling, Miles Strommen, Jessica Jann..

Story, One year after finding vengeance for his murdered brother, MMA champion Kurt Sloane finds himself back in Thailand kidnapped and imprisoned there by a powerful gangster (Christopher Lambert). His only shot at freedom is to win an underground death match against a 400lb killer enhanced with state - of the -art drugs (Game of Thrones' Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson). To make it out alive, he seeks training unlike anything he’s ever endured, with the help of the legendary Master Durand (Jean-Claude Van Damme) and fellow prisoner Briggs (Mike Tyson)...

Written and Directed by Dimitri Logothetis - Kickboxer: Retaliation will hit theaters (limited) and VOD January 26th..








Teaser Trailer For 'Summer Of '84'




The first official teaser trailer for the upcoming horror thriller Summer Of '84 has made it's way online.. Cast, Graham Verchere, Judah Lewis, Caleb Emery, Cory Gruter-Andrew, Tiera Skovbye, Rich Sommer, Jason Gray-Stanford, Shauna Johannesen.

Story, Every serial killer is somebody’s neighbor. For 15-year-old Davey, the thought of having a serial killer in his suburban town is a scary yet exciting prospect at the start of a lazy summer. In hormonal overdrive, Davey and his friends dream of sexual conquests until the news reports of the Cape May killer. Davey convinces his friends that they must investigate, and they uncover that his next-door neighbor, an unassuming, single police officer, could be the prime suspect. Could Davey possibly be right, or is it his overactive imagination?

Writing and directing trio François Simar, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissell (Turbo Kid, 2015 Sundance Film Festival) return to Midnight with this eerily resonant coming-of-age horror flick. The throwback synth score injects the tone with fun, thrills, and an escalating danger that ultimately tracks Davey’s loss of innocence. Indeed, the ’80s setting is less about the nostalgia hard-on than an essential parallel of that Reagan-era American fear that we are not as safe as we think.

Written by Matt Leslie and Stephen J. Smith - Directed by François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell..





First Poster For Richard Chandler's 'PARTS UNKNOWN'




Press Release: Boston Film Family, LLC, has released the poster for its upcoming feature film, PARTS UNKNOWN. The horror movie is currently in postproduction and is expected to premiere in the spring/summer of 2018.

“I’m very excited over how the movie is coming together,” said writer/producer/director Richard Chandler about his latest endeavor. “It’ll be my most polished movie yet.”

The poster, created by Dennis Preston, features longtime Chandler collaborators Sarah Michelle and Alexandra Cipolla. Also promenently displayed in the poster is Lizzie Havoc. The other lead actors in the movie are retired pro-wrestler/actor William DeCoff and longtime Boston Film Family, LLC, alumni actor Alexander Hauck.

Legendary independent actress Melantha Blackthorne, who had a leading role in Chandler’s feature film GILGAMESH (2014), returns in a smaller role while former pro-wrestler Jake “The Snake” Roberts lends his vocal talents to the movie. Cameos are also provided by the indie tag team The Devil’s Doormen as well as YouTube and podcast personality Brian Zane (of “Wrestling with Wregret” fame).

PARTS UNKNOWN is a movie that mixes the horror genre with wrestling. It is the story of how the infamous Von Strasser family, a family of unstable professional wrestlers, seek to violently reclaim their notorious status despite being blackballed by forces within the industry.

Chandler promises his fans that PARTS UNKNOWN will contain and even extend his signature use of unusual characters, bizarre scenarios, and stylized violence. “It’s original,” proudly stated Chandler about his latest movie. “Whether people can get past a smaller budget or not, no one can deny that this hasn’t really been done. It exists in its own world. You can count on me for that.”

Boston Film Family, LLC, is an award-winning Massachusetts-based independent film production company that specializes in the creation of visual horror and grindhouse stories. Its previous works include the featurette WITCH HUNT (2016), the feature film GILGAMESH (2014), and the webseries BOSTON MASSACRE (2012-2013).





Saturday, January 13, 2018

New Image From Jon Turteltaub's 'THE MEG'




A new cast image has landed online for Jon Turteltaub's upcoming Giant shark movie THE MEG.. The film stars, Ruby Rose, Jason Statham, Rainn Wilson, Cliff Curtis, Jessica McNamee, Robert Taylor, Bingbing Li, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Masi Oka, Page Kennedy, Glen Levy, Shuya Sophia Cai, Winston Chao.

Story, Five years ago, expert sea diver and Naval Captain Jonas Taylor encountered an unknown danger in the unexplored recesses of the Mariana Trench that forced him to abort his mission and abandon half his crew. Though the tragic incident earned him a dishonorable discharge, what ultimately cost him his career, his marriage and any semblance of honor was his unsupported and incredulous claims of what caused it - an attack on his vessel by a mammoth, 70-foot sea creature, believed to be extinct for more than a million years.

But when a submersible lies sunk and disabled at the bottom of the ocean - carrying his ex-wife among the team onboard - he is the one who gets the call. Whether a shot at redemption or a suicide mission, Jonas must confront his fears and risk his own life and the lives of everyone trapped below on a single question: Could the Carcharadon Megalodon - the largest marine predator that ever existed - still be alive ... and on the hunt?

Written by James Vanderbilt, Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber, Dean Georgaris and Belle Avery, based on the Novel by Steve Alten. Directed by Jon Turteltaub.. The Meg' will be rated PG-13 for “action/peril, bloody images and some language - and will hit theaters August 10, 2018.




'HALLOWEEN' Begins Filming


Filming is now underway on the direct sequel to John Carpenters 1978 classic HALLOWEEN!




"Universal Pictures will release Trancas International Films, Blumhouse Productions and Miramax’s HALLOWEEN on Friday, October 19, 2018.

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Master of horror John Carpenter will executive produce and serve as creative consultant on this film, joining forces with cinema’s current leading producer of horror, Jason Blum (Get Out, Split, The Purge, Paranormal Activity). Inspired by Carpenter’s classic, filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film, and Green also directs.

HALLOWEEN will be produced by Malek Akkad, whose Trancas International Films has produced the HALLOWEEN series since its inception. Green and McBride will executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner.

HALLOWEEN will be distributed worldwide by Universal Pictures."

According to co-writer Danny McBride, the new film will pick up after the first one, but in some sort of an alternate reality. It’s as if the first Halloween ended in a slightly different way..



'The New Mutants' Pushed Back




With only three months to go till it's release, Fox has decided to push back the next spin-off in The X-Men franchise The New Mutants.. The movie was set to land in theaters April 13th 2018, but apparently Fox was not happy with the films test screening.. Word has it the studio wants to beef up the scares and go full on horror.. All that being said, I do have to wonder if any of this has anything to do with the recent announcement that Disney will be acquiring Fox? Anyways for now The New Mutants is set to hit theaters February 22, 2019..

Written by Josh Boone and Knate Lee, Directed by Josh Boone. The film will be more sci-fi/horror than your stereotypical superhero/comic book movie..

The story will center around five new mutants being held against their will in a secret facility having to battle the dangers of their powers, as well as the sins of their past. They aren’t out to save the world — they’re just trying to save themselves...

Written By: Josh Boone, Kante Gwaltney, Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber - based on the comic book By: Chris Claremont..

Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy (Split, Morgan, The Witch and M. Night Shyamalan's upcoming Unbreakable sequel GLASS), Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things), Henry Zaga (Teen Wolf), Blu Hunt (The Originals) and Alice Braga (I Am Legend, Repo Men, Predators, The Rite)..




Thursday, January 11, 2018

First Look At Tom Hardy In 'VENOM'




We finally get our first look at Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock in Sony Pictures upcoming Marvel Comic flick VENOM.. As of right now the plot is unknown, but if you didn't already know - Venom is a supervillain/antihero creature..

Cast, Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Jenny Slate, Riz Ahmed, Reid Scott, Michelle Lee and Woody Harrelson.. Back in October it was announced that Sony had tapped Kelly Marcel (Fifty Shades of Grey) to come up with a new script..

You would think Sony would seek out someone who has connection to the genre.. Will the film be re-titled Fifty Shades of Venom?

Anyways Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) will direct.. VENOM will land in theaters October 5, 2018.. Avi Arad will produce, along with Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal..