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Update on Nightbreed Uncut — Morgan Creek Listening to Fans?

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Could it be? Could it actually be? Studios usually never listen to fans, but horror fans? We’re a rowdy bunch, and we like to get stuff done. As a result …

When we first wrote about the lost footage from Clive Barker’s Nightbreed being found, the studio in possession of it, Morgan Creek, had made it publicly known that they had no intention of doing anything with it. Still, they were taken by surprise by the outpouring of fan response, especially on Phil and Sarah Stokes’ support page on Clive Barker’s official site.

Once they started taking notice, they allowed a special screening of the uncut version of the film at the March HorrorHound Convention in Indianapolis. People lost their minds over it. Since then there’s been a little bit of movement to report including what could be an apparent change of heart on the part of Morgan Creek.

Update on Nightbreed Uncut -- Morgan Creek Listening to Fans?Check out the following update courtesy of CliveBarker.info“We’re happy to report that, over the past several months, we’ve had a number of cordial and constructive conversations with Morgan Creek, the studio that owns the rights to Nightbreed.

Morgan Creek initiated these conversations – prompted by the huge petition and support for an extended Nightbreed DVD release on this very page and by the noise you’ve generated on horror sites across the internet.

So thank you to everyone who’s added their name and their voice so far and for all your passionate and eloquent support of the movie!

However, we’re less happy to have to tell you that, after discussing the current home entertainment market in “the horror genre” with Warner Bros., Morgan Creek have decided to take “a pause” before deciding to move forward with the DVD release we’re all calling for.

They’ve adopted a “not now” position, telling us that, in their opinion, the current market will not support the required investment in reassembling the master reels to produce a director’s cut of the movie.

Now, it’s not a “never” position – which is a real step forward – but it is a huge disappointment. We are therefore asking for your continued help in showing the size and commitment of Nightbreed’s audience.

Please continue to show your support for an extended release by adding your names to the list ( e-mail here) and by continuing to talk about this campaign in forums and blogs.

We’re working with Clive on planning our next series of conversations with Morgan Creek – your support is what caught the studio’s attention in the first place, so please let’s keep it going. Our thanks in advance!

This is really good news. Keep pressing, people! We could win this battle yet! Make your voice heard!

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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!

Synopsis:

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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