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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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Jamie Lee Curtis Says Blumhouse Halloween Will Make Us “Very Happy and VERY Scared”

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Bring. It. On.

It was only last week that we let you guys know that Jamie Lee Curtis had wrapped filming on Blumhouse’s upcoming sequel to John Carpenter’s Halloween.

And today we have another Instagram post from the legendary scream queen where she not only shows us a creepy-ass painting of Michael Myers, but she lets us know that Blumhouse’s Halloween is going to make us all “very happy, and VERY scared.”

Hoo-ray!

I don’t know about you, but I’m going to just go ahead and trust Jamie Lee Curtis on this one. She’s been around the Halloween block more than a few times and I trust her judgment… other than Halloween: Resurrection.

You can check out her post below and then let us know how excited you are for Laurie Strode’s return!

Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green based on a script he wrote with Danny McBride. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode as does Nick Castle as Michael “The Shape” Myers. They are joined by Will Patton, Andi Matichak, and Judy Greer. Halloween creator John Carpenter is on board as executive producer of the film as well as the composer.

The anticipated release date is October 19, 2018.

Synopsis:

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

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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 9th and March 16th. 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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