Good old Lionsgate; their DVD division can always be counted on to provide us with a constant supply of low budget fright flicks. Today I decided to help spread the word about six of the more low profile Lionsgate straight-to-DVD horror offerings coming in the next three months, starting from June and working backwards. Good news: none of them are new movies from Ulli Lommel.
It’s been a while since we heard much from the After Dark camp regarding Frontier(s), the film that was originally going to be one of the 8 Films to Die For until they couldn’t bring in an R rating. Luckily, their silence was due to hard work on their side building promo materials for the film!
And the Saw casting news keeps rolling in. Who's the next person set to play in one of Jigsaw's game? Variety reports today that Dexter and Rambo star Julie Benz has just signed on for some blood splattered shenanigans!
Oh yes, there will be blood, and sequels, and traps, and confusion! The Saw franchise has long been one to leave the viewer with more questions than it does answers. Can Jigsaw succeed in carrying the torture torch for yet another three films (despite being dead) starting with Saw V? Lionsgate seems to think so, and since we're talking about a series that revels in surprise, it's impossible to write them off just yet!
Though we don’t have any solid details on it yet, a very reliable source just let us know that Lionsgate has plans to release Anthony (Waxwork, Hellraiser III) Hickox’s “lost” film, Sundown, on DVD this Halloween!
After Dark Films has finally figured out its plans for Xavier (Hitman) Gens’ Frontier(s) it was announced today. Though the film was originally slated to be part of the 8 Films to Die For (we got Lake Dead instead...), its NC-17 rating could not be modified in time to get it in theaters this past November.
Reviewed by Andrew Kasch Starring Jessica Alba, Alessandro Nivola, Parker Posey, Rade Serbedzija Directed by David Moreau and Xavier Palud
So it’s not a big amount of news, but Darren Lynn Bousman just posted on his MySpace blog that the Saw V production offices have officially opened ... a mere two blocks away from where he’s working on Repo! The Genetic Opra.
Before Darren Lynn Bousman got behind the camera to make Repo! The Genetic Opera a reality, he made a short film with some friends on the weekend to prove how good it could be. Since there are some legal SAG issues with posting the entire short, he recently updated his MySpace page with the good news that you can, at least, check out how the short opened. And it’s animated! Dig it below!