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New Art and Synopsis: Comedown

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A new piece of promo art and a new “shorter” synopsis have slipped online for Menhaj Huda’s psycho-laden flick, Comedown, which tells of the dangers of taking to the airwaves illegally.

The film which begins its shoot in London on March 2010 stars Martin Compston, Adam Deacon, Red Madrell and Duane Henry.

New Art and Synopsis: ComedownNew Short Synopsis
The film is set against a contemporary London backdrop of abandonment and decay. Six tearaway teenagers setting up a relay aerial for a local pirate radio station at the top of a condemned tower block, are targeted by a resident psychopath intent on exterminating the ‘vermin’ he perceives are besieging his home.

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Mercy Point, a high-rise tower block conceived and built in the sixties, condemned in the nineties. Abandoned by all, it is now home to a brooding malevolence, and what resides within its empty floors is truly terrifying.

LLOYD, a young man in his early 20’s, is facing the reality of fatherhood, determined to rise above the pervading knife culture and bleak environment he calls home. He’s back after time away in jail, reunited with the crew he left behind: GARY – pyromaniac joker of the pack, JASON – Lloyd’s Alpha male rival, COL – Jason’s slow-witted lackey with a crush on; KELLY – boisterous and text obsessed, joined at the hip to; YASMINE – Lloyd’s pregnant girlfriend.

Jason receives a call from pirate radio station Skank, broadcasts have been severely disrupted by the loss of one of its relay aerial transmitters. There’s a cash incentive and free drugs in return for erecting a new transmitter and the perfect high-rise location looms overhead – Mercy Point.

Loaded with aerial transmitter, narcotics and alcohol, and using their mobile phones as torches, the crew venture into Mercy Point. Once inside and up on the 20th floor, they begin to fight, fall out and fracture. Setting up the aerial, tuned to ‘Skank Radio’, Jason, Gary , Col and Kelly try to salvage the evening. Booze is downed, grass is smoked and pills are popped. Lloyd declines the drugs, but that doesn’t stop Jason spiking his drink.

Events take a terrifying twist when Yasmine is snatched from the roof. Realising their friend has disappeared, yet at odds with each other, the frightened youths search the dark, eerily hollow interior of the tower. Doors bolted, stairways obstructed, lift now inoperable, they find themselves trapped in a hazardous, concrete labyrinth and when the pills kick in – the real terror begins. As the crew begin tripping out in the darkness, someone is exacting their own psychotic revenge, intent on ensuring the kids never come down alive.

A deranged tenant, living a solitary existence, is on a mission to eradicate what he sees as vermin invading his home. And just like rats the kids can run, they can hide, but no one knows this tower like this tenant.

In order to survive the terror, this tough gang of youngsters must put their differences aside if they are to overcome their relentless adversary, or find themselves condemned to a high-rise hell.

Comedown is a terrifying teen horror, real kids’ relationships in the midst of truly tripped-out horror and tension. The raw teenage angst of KiDULTHOOD grows up to meet the all-too-real terror of Wolf Creek.”

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Get a Behind-the-Scenes Peek at Pre-Production for Marcel Walz’s New Film

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The Blood Feast remake directed by Marcel Walz has been generating quite a buzz (read our review here) so we’ve been wondering what’s next for him, and over the weekend Walz provided us with an answer… sort of.

He sent over the following photos for us to share with our readers, some of which also appeared on his social media accounts.  Marcel is in pre-production on a new film that will start shooting in Los Angeles next month.

Right now the title and primary cast members are being kept under wraps, but you can expect an official announcement soon.

In the meantime check out the images, and let the guessing games begin!

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Death House Theatrical Release Delayed One Week Due to Black Panther Success

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If you were excited to see Death House this week, you’re going to have to pump your brakes as the film’s theatrical release has been postponed one week due to the success of Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther.

Eric Pakrinson, C.E.O. of Hannover House, who is distributing Death House in theaters, states, “Obviously, we are very disappointed to find such pressure from the exhibitors to hold-over multiple screens for ‘Black Panther’ but we are happy for the success that this film is providing to theatre owners, and we know that the slight delay we are implementing for ‘Death House’ will ultimately pay big dividends for the film.”

The plan is to now launch Death House on Friday, March 2nd with a special media event and public opening at the Regency Plant 16 in Van Nuys, California, where 20 cast members, along with additional crew, will be present. From there, the film will spread to other markets on March 9 and March 16. If performances are strong, additional markets will be added following those dates.

This shift in release also pushes back the home video and digital release dates to July, although no official date has been locked.

Director Harrison Smith recorded a video asking the horror community to turn out in droves when the film hits their market. You can see it below.

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Rumor: Stephen King’s IT: Chapter 2 Starts Shooting this Summer

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Let me start this out by saying that this bit of Stephen King’s IT news has not been confirmed. That said, I can only hope that it is true so let’s see what you think.

Today, Omega Underground is reporting that Andres Muschietti’s IT: Chapter 2 will begin filming this summer on June 18th. The site also claims that filming will take place at Pinewood Toronto Studios.

I guess we’ll see if this rumor is true or not in the next few weeks as the casting of the adult Loser’s Club should be underway one way or the other soon as the movie already has a set release date in September 2019.

Are you excited that IT: Chapter 2 might begin principal photography this summer? Let us know below!

IT is directed by Andrés Muschietti from a script by Chase Palmer & Cary Joji Fukunaga and Gray Dauberman, based on the novel by Stephen King. The film stars Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Jack Dylan Grazer, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Chosen Jacobs, Nicholas Hamilton, Owen Teague, Javier Botet, Steven Williams, and Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the Dancing Clown.

IT: Chapter 2 creeps into theaters September 6th, 2019.

BUT THE ORIGINAL ON BLU-RAY HERE!

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A group of young kids faces their biggest fears when they seek answers to the disappearance of children in their hometown of Derry, Maine. They square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

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