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Edgar Allan Poe’s Lighthouse Keeper Shines a Light on Home Video

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You know what we love around these parts? A new Edgar Allan Poe adaptation. So we’re glad to announce that Lighthouse Keeper is now available on DVD and VOD and heading to Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network.

From the Press Release:
Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey has licensed Edgar Allan Poe’s LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER to screen on the cable/satellite channel. “I was a film student when Rodriguez’s El Mariachi came out and blew everybody away. It was an inspiration to all of us trying to figure out how to make features. I’m honored that Lighthouse Keeper will now screen on his network,” director Benjamin Cooper said.

The movie is also available on DVD courtesy of ITN, eOne and Sony Home Entertainment through online outlets like Amazon.com, available to rent at brick and mortar chain Family Video, and available on demand or for purchase from Comcast, Verizon, Direct TV, Dish, and Frontier. Digital platforms such as Amazon Video Direct go live later this month. ITN continues to shop the award-winning feature overseas.

In the movie, a young man awakens alone on a remote beach, marooned there by a violent storm. Above the the rocky crags, a lighthouse stands like a sentinel. The man seeks the help of Walsh, the enigmatic lighthouse keeper. Walsh insists they are the sole inhabitants of the peninsula. But the man is haunted by fleeting glimpses of a beautiful young woman and plagued by visions of hideous phantoms reaching out from the depths. As this horror tale races towards a mind-bending finale, the man must confront the grotesque denizens of the night or heed the lighthouse keeper’s cryptic warning to “Always keep a light burning!”

LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER is based on Edgar Allan Poe’s last story, “The Light-House,” scripted by Carl Edge, directed by Benjamin Cooper (PRIMITIVE), and executive produced by Jeff Miller (CLOWNTOWN).

The movie stars Vernon G. Wells (MAD MAX 2: ROAD WARRIOR) in the titular role, Matt O’Neill (PRIMITIVE), Rachel Riley (8213: GACY HOUSE), Monty Wall (THE BRINK), S. Daxton Balzer (PRIMITIVE), Carl Edge, John Spencer File, and Erik Chavez.

Andrea Wiersma (Puppet Master X) handled special make-up effects, and Gary Jones (EVIL DEAD 2) contributed digital effects.

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SOMA Sailing to Xbox One on December 1

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SOMA (review) will be heading to Xbox One on December 1st with the addition of a new safe mode, and we have all the details you need right here!

SOMA Coming to Xbox One with New “Safe Mode”
There’s no need to be concerned. You are always safe…

Isolated, submerged in the ocean’s darkness, chaos has overtaken the halls of PATHOS-II, and the boundaries of humanity strained beyond repair. From Frictional Games, creators of the critically acclaimed Amnesia series, SOMA is coming to Xbox One on December 1st with the addition of Safe Mode.

Safe Mode introduces an optional new way to play SOMA in the Xbox One and PC releases. Protected from the hostile creatures below, let yourself sink into the mystery and atmosphere of PATHOS-II as you uncover the truth and determine the fate of the station.

SOMA is coming to Xbox One on December 1st and is available to pre-order now. Safe Mode will launch simultaneously as a free update for PC and will be available for PS4 at a later date.

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Thelma Is Fantastic and Now You Can Watch the Opening Scene

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One of this year’s most beautiful and subdued horror films is Joachim Trier’s Thelma (review), which opens in Los Angeles tonight. To give you a bit of what the film is like, The Orchard have released the opening scene, which shows a man and his daughter hunting in the bleak Norwegian winter. When they come across a young deer, the true intentions of this trip become apparent…

Having seen Thelma, I can tell you that it’s truly something special. It’s a slow burn, to be certain, but it plays out gorgeously, resulting in a film that has yet to leave my mind.

Related Story: Exclusive Interview with Thelma’s Joachim Trier

Locations and tickets for Thelma can be found here.

Synopsis:
Thelma, a shy young student, has just left her religious family in a small town on the west coast of Norway to study at a university in Oslo. While at the library one day, she experiences a violent, unexpected seizure. Soon after, she finds herself intensely drawn toward Anja, a beautiful young student who reciprocates Thelma’s powerful attraction. As the semester continues, Thelma becomes increasingly overwhelmed by her intense feelings for Anja – feelings she doesn’t dare acknowledge, even to herself – while at the same time experiencing even more extreme seizures. As it becomes clearer that the seizures are a symptom of inexplicable, often dangerous, supernatural abilities, Thelma is confronted with tragic secrets of her past, and the terrifying implications of her powers.

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Award-Winning The Child Remains Playing Tomorrow at the Blood in the Snow Festival

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The award-winning supernatural thriller The Child Remains, which has been on the festival circuit, is returning to Canada to play tomorrow night at the Blood in the Snow Film Festival in Toronto. Tickets for the screening, which is at 9:30pm, can be found at the festival’s website.

The film has won awards in festivals across Canada as well as Best Foreign Feature at the Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival in London, UK.

Described as The Shining meets Rosemary’s Baby meets The Orphanage, the film stars Suzanne Clément, Allan Hawco, Shelley Thompson, and Geza Kovacs. Directed and written by Michael Melski, who co-produced the film alongside Craig Cameron and David Miller, The Child Remains is aiming for a Canadian theatrical release in Spring 2018 and a US theatrical release in October 2018.

Synopsis:
An expectant couple’s intimate weekend turns to terror when they discover their secluded country inn is a haunted maternity home where unwanted infants and young mothers were murdered. Inspired by the true story of the infamous ‘Butterbox Babies’ and their macabre chapter in Canadian history, The Child Remains is a twisting supernatural thriller that emphasizes story and suspense over shock and gore.

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