Tom Shankland’s The Children has been blowing minds wherever it’s been played; we’ve got two staffers who have seen it (review is coming), and both couldn’t stop raving about it. I was hoping he’d follow up WAZ with something special, but The Children sounds like it's exceeded even those expectations.
As is usually the case, a remake of a classic horror film (in this case the one coming up from Rogue) means a special edition of the original will make its way to DVD. In the case of Wes Craven’s Last House on the Left, it’s a long overdue catch up.
This December 30th one of the more bizarre titles flirting with our genre, Mark & Jay Duplass’ Baghead (review), will finally be coming to DVD thanks to Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. If you’ve not heard much about the title, I’m not surprised; I’ve been trying to figure out if it belongs on Dread since it started its festival run.
For a lucky few of you, tomorrow is a good day to be dead; that’s when Valve releases their public demo of Left 4 Dead, their new co-op zombie game which hits stores November 17th. To celebrate, Valve has release the first 15 minutes of gameplay, which you can feast upon below!
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from The Devils and Lair of the White Worm director Ken Russell, outside of his segment of Trapped Ashes (review). Seems the reason for that is he’s moved from film to stage and his latest directing gig has been for Mindgame, a play written by Anthony Horowitz.
Anchor Bay just sent out a press release announcing their acquisition of Paddy Breathnatch’s Shrooms (DVD review) follow-up, Red Mist (aka Freakdog). The Bay will be putting Red Mist on DVD come February 10th, 2009.
Just last month we got the first word from Adam Mason on the next film he’s working on, Luster, and during AFM both the first poster art, on your right, and the official synopsis were revealed.
Danny Leiner, the man who showed us that both road trip movies and Neil Patrick Harris can be funny again with Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, signed a deal during AFM to bring us another bizarre comedy that will make horror fans stand up and moan: The Corporate Zombie Killers.
Epic Films has jumped on board as international distributor for the latest from The Devil’s Chair (DVD review) director Adam Mason, Blood River, thanks to AFM. You may recall that Blood River’s been out there for a while now but this is the first time it’s been seen by distributors and all went very well.
Of all the strange things Brian Yuzna’s name has been attached to over the years, an Indonesian trio of 3D films is probably the strangest yet. Yet, Variety is reporting that the Re-Animator producer is working through Komodo Film, another foreign company Yuzna owns, to develop all three.
Whew! Finally the elections are over, and no matter which side of the political fence you sit on, you can't deny that history has been made.
Oh Death Race (review) ... what could have been a smart remake with just enough high octane carnage to balance it all out got the Paul W.S. Anderson treatment. We all know how those things turn out.
The finalists for this year’s Miss Horrorfest contest have been selected, and it’s time for you to pick the winners! Just like in the most recent election, I know you guys are going to make the right choice not just for After Dark Films and Horrorfest in general, but for the country as a whole!
It’s not what one would call “news”, per se, but it’s an update from the world of Uwe Boll so don’t pretend you’re not fascinated by it. You’re only lying to yourself if you do. During his annual AFM chat with Andrew Kasch, the Mad German revealed that he is still planning on shooting Bloodrayne 3 at some point in the near future, and he does plan on it still taking place during WWII which, you may recall, is when the first game was actually set.
It’s about time you all get to see All the Boys Love Mandy Lane here in the States, just so you can finally understand how overhyped it really is. I don’t hate it on the level that The Foywonder does, but I will agree it’s nothing terribly special. You’ll be able to see for yourself soon, as it’s one of three horror titles in a new deal Sony signed at this year’s AFM according to Screen Daily.