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ParaNorman Director Promises Gillian Anderson Will Soon Croak

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There are few actresses I have more love for than Gillian Anderson, who soon returns in both NBC’s “Hannibal” and Fox’s revival of “The X-Files.” She’s also set to star in an upcoming horror film called Croak, and we invite you to read on for all the tasty details!

From the Press Release:
Gillian Anderson (THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, “The X-Files,” “The Fall”), Kodi Smit-McPhee (THE ROAD, SLOW WEST, X-MEN: APOCALYPSE), who is in final negotiations, and Tilda Cobham-Hervey (52 TUESDAYS, “The Kettering Incident”) have all been attached to star in CROAK, directed by Academy Award® Nominee Sam Fell (FLUSHED AWAY, PARANORMAN). Nicole Carmen-Davis, Rebekah Gilbertson, and Philippa Campbell are producing the unique romantic comedy. Alison Thompson and Mark Gooder’s new company, Cornerstone Films, will handle international sales beginning in Cannes.

Written by Lucy Moore, CROAK tells an unlikely love story between world-weary 17-year-old Jenny (Cobham-Hervey) and mysterious, geeky Marcus (Smit-McPhee). While Jenny is a human drawn to the dark side of life, Marcus is a young grim reaper living somewhere between the land of the living and oblivion. After several missteps in the human world, the grim “Mistress” (Anderson) declares that one more mistake from Marcus will sentence him to a lifetime of oblivion. When Marcus commits the ultimate reaper sin, the determined young lovers give a whole new meaning to the phrase “Till Death Do Us Part”!

The film’s set will be brought to life by visual effects supervisor Adam McInnes (MUPPETS MOST WANTED, NANNY MCPHEE, “Game of Thrones”), Academy Award® winning costume designer Ngila Dickson (LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING, CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON: THE GREEN LEGEND), and Double Negative, an Academy Award® winning visual effects company with credits including HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2 and THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1.

“CROAK abandons the traditional constructs of a romantic comedy and brings a much edgier tone to the world of young love,” says Cornerstone Films co-founders Thompson and Gooder. “Death, love, and laughter are universal themes intertwined in this unconventional love story, and we’re excited to introduce this project in Cannes.”

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Who Goes There Podcast: Ep 140 – Pet Sematary 2

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Ahoy there, fuckos! This week’s episode is brought to you by none other than Chris Franco! That’s right, it’s a Chris pick! So you know what that means, we’re cranking the cheese factor up to eleven! This week we’ve got $5 Furlongs, naked women with dog heads, and accents that are more forced than a Bill Cosby sexual encounter! That’s right, we watched  Pet Sematary 2 so you don’t have to!

Ever wonder which of us knows more lyrics to Ice, Ice, Baby? Well, Patreon found out, but perhaps there’s more singing in the actual episode. Download to find out!

Sometimes, dumb is better. It’s the Who Goes There Podcast episode 140!

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Night of the Living Dead 4K and The Silence of the Lambs Come to the Criterion Collection

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It’s been a long time coming for these two classics, especially Night of the Living Dead after the ridiculously bad transfer put out by Mill Creek Entertainment, whose transfer was supposedly remastered from a new 2K scan. I swear I thought it was some kind of a joke when I first put it on to watch. In any event…

IndieWire is reporting that horror classics Night of the Living Dead and The Silence of the Lambs will be added to the 2018 Criterion Collection, a hallmark label for home video cinephiles.

According to the site, Criterion will release a new 4K digital restoration of The Silence of the Lambs, which has been approved by the movie’s cinematographer Tak Fujimoto. Included on the DVD and Blu-ray sets are 35 minutes of deleted scenes and audio commentary from 1994 featuring the late Jonathan Demme (director), stars Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, screenwriter Ted Tally, and former FBI agent John Douglas.

Night of the Living Dead will also be released in 4K with never-before-seen 16mm dailies included as a bonus feature(!).

These will be added in February of 2018 so make sure you save up some cash after the holidays!

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Kevin Bacon Lets Us Know the Tremors Reboot Pilot Has Wrapped Filming

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Two weeks ago we let you guys know that Tremors mainstay Michael Gross, aka Burt Gummer, was, unfortunately, not asked to be a part of the upcoming Syfy reboot series starring Kevin Bacon.

While that news upsets us a bit, being that the series has only filmed its pilot episode, we feel that there is still a big chance we could see Burt return to kick some more Graboids in the tentacle-thingies with elephant guns.

Fingers crossed.

Speaking of the “Tremors Syfy pilot, recently star Kevin Bacon took to Instagram to let us all know that filming has wrapped!

You can check out The Bacon’s post below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know how excited you are for Syfy’s “Tremors” series in the comments below!

In the Tremors follow-up, written by Andrew Miller, the killer Graboid worms that nearly destroyed Perfection, NV, 25 years ago are back; and the town’s only hope for survival is Valentine McKee (Bacon), who beat them once. But to do it again he’ll have to overcome age, alcohol, and a delusional hero complex.

“Tremors” the TV series is headed our way courtesy of Jason Blum’s Blumhouse TV and Universal Cable Prods.

We’ll let you know when we hear more about the series!

So long to NM. Had an amazing time shooting this pilot. Hope I can keep walking in these boots #Tremors

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