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Exclusive: Cannes Sales Art – Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, Zombillenium, Pizza Face, Plus TONS More!

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Hellboy Reign of the Blood Queen

We’ve got eyes everywhere, including Cannes 2017, and as a result we have a boatload of sales art to share with you cats that includes a look at Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, the new flick from Oxide Pang, and much more! Dig it!

Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen
Director: Neil Marshall
Star: David Harbour
No Plot Details Available

Hellboy Rise of the Blood Queen

The Mimic
Director: Huh Jung
Stars: Yum Jung-Ah, Park Hyuk-Kwon, Shin Rin-A

Synopsis:
Hee-yeon moves to her hometown near Mt. Jang, wishing her mother-in-law remembers how she lost Hee-yeon’s son, Jun-suh. One day, near a cave at Mt. Jang, Hee-yeon meets a girl in tatters who reminds of Jun-suh. Feeling sympathy, Hee-yeon decides to offer her a bed until she finds the girl’s parents. Gradually, the girl mimics Hee-yeon’s daughter, Jun-hee’s, voice and look, eventually calling Hee-yeon “mom.” After the girl enters the house, strange things begin to happen to the family, and at last, the mother-in-law, who suffered from auditory hallucinations, disappears into the cave with the legend about a mysterious creature. Will Hee-yeon find her son? Will this family find happiness again?

The Mimic

3AM: Bangkok Ghost Stories
Directors: Patchanon Thumajira, Kirati Nakintanon, Issara Nadee
Stars: Shahkrit Yamnarm, Ray Macdonald, Peter Knight, Apinya Sakuljaroensuk, Kanklao Duaysianklao, Focus Jeerakul

Synopsis:
The movie consists of three ghost stories: “The Wig,” “The Corpse Bride,” and “O.T.” from directors Issara Nadee (Dark Flight 3D, Art of the Devil 2 &3), Kirati Nakintanon (First Kiss), and Patchanon Thumajira (Colic).

The Thai believe that 3AM is the hour when ghosts make their appearances – the hour most haunted by restless spirits – which is the origin of this 3D film. 3AM is the hour of fear, and if you’re wise, it’s not the time to be in certain places: a wig shop, a funeral, or even in your office working overtime. Because you never know what took place there… and because you never know what will come back…

3AM Bangkock Ghost Stories

The Battleship Island
Director: Seung-wan Ryoo
Stars: Joong-ki Song, Jung-min Hwang, Soo-an Kim

Synopsis:
During the Japanese Colonial era, roughly 400 Korean people, who were forced onto Battleship Island (“Hashima Island”) to mine for coal, attempt to escape.

Battleship Island

Legend of the Demon Cat
Director: Cheng Kai-Ge
Stars: Huang Xwan, Yuki Zhang

Synopsis:
Legend of the Demon Cat is adapted from Shamon Kukai Tou no kuni nite oni to utage su, a novel written by the famous Japanese writer Yumemakura Baku. It tells a story in Tang Dynasty (around 850 AD) about a Chinese poet and a Japanese monk investigating into the mysterious death of Concubine Yang, the most beautiful Concubine in Chinese history, following the lead of several strange events made by a demon cat.

Legend of the Demon Cat

Fraud Squad
Director: Oxide Pang
Stars: Creney Chen, Joseph Chang, Gwei Lun Mei, Jiang Mengjie
No plot details available.

Fraud Squad

Furious
Director: Ivan Shurkhovetskiy
Stars: Ilya Malakov, Aleksey Serebryakov, Aleksandr Ilin

Synopsis:
Furious tells the tale of the Golden Horde times and the warrior known as the Ryazan knight Evpaty Kolovrat, who leads a battle to fight back against Khan Batu, the man who shattered Russia.

Furious

The Lost Case
Director: Shayan Itthijatuphorn
Stars: Pradanai Nateprasertkul, Sirapakorn Sereedonprasert, Panjai Sirisuwan, Wanlop Saengjoy, Jeerapan Pachrkaw

Synopsis:
A found footage horror film, The Lost Case is based on a popular television show, “Ghost Doctor TV.” With a first-person perspective, the audience gets to see the story first-hand through the eyes of the show production crew members Itt and Por.

The Lost Case

M.F.A.
Director: Natalia Leite
Stars: Francesca Eastwood, Clifton Collins Jr., Michael Welch

Synopsis:
An art student taps into a rich source of creative inspiration after the accidental slaughter of her rapist. An unlikely vigilante emerges, settin out to avenge college girls whose attackers walked free – all the while fueling a vivid thesis exhibition.

MFA

Pizza Face
Directors: Jamie Dwyer, Justin Ulloa
Stars: Diane Gaeta Marshall-Green, Jamie Dwyer, Tracy Fiordalis

Synopsis:
A self-absorbed pizza waitress unleashes devastating horror after downloading a sinister new mobile app.

Pizza Face

Zombillenium
Directors: Arthur de Pins, Alexis Ducord
Stars: Emmanuel Curtil, Alain Choquet, Kelly Marot

Synopsis:
Zombillenium, the Halloween theme park, happens to be the one place on earth where real monsters can hide in plain sight. When Hector, a human, threatens to disclose the true identity of his employees, the Vampire Park Manager has no other choice but to hire him. To see his daughter, Hector must escape from his Zombie and Werewolf co-workers.

Zombiellenium

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Razzies 2018: Transformers: The Last Knight Edges Out The Mummy in Nominations!

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The Razzie Award

The film industry as a whole has always treated the horror genre like some misshapen creature that they keep tucked away in a closet a la The Brain That Wouldn’t Die. It doesn’t matter how much horror films make at the box office or how many countless moviegoing seasons we’ve saved for Hollywood… hell, the powers-that-be rarely even acknowledge the fact that some horror movies are even horror movies. They’re “psychological thrillers” or some silly jargon like that. Whatever, right?

At least once a year, though, the film industry takes a moment to make fun of itself as a whole. Lord knows they don’t mind including us on these auspicious occasions! In any event… this year’s Golden Raspberry Awards (aka The Razzies) nominees have been announced, and we have them for you below. Both Transformers: The Last Knight and Universal’s Dark Universe reboot of The Mummy are leading the wack-pack in terms of nods.

Who’s your pick? Tell us in the comments section below!

WORST PICTURE
Baywatch
The Emoji Movie
Fifty Shades Darker
The Mummy
Transformers: The Last Knight

WORST ACTRESS
Katherine Heigl (Unforgettable)
Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades Darker)
Jennifer Lawrence (mother!)
Tyler Perry (Boo 2! A Madea Halloween)
Emma Watson (The Circle)

WORST ACTOR
Tom Cruise (The Mummy)
Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales)
Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades Darker)
Zac Efron (Baywatch)
Mark Wahlberg (Daddy’s Home 2 and Transformers: The Last Knight)

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Javier Bardem (mother! and Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales)
Russell Crowe (The Mummy)
Josh Duhamel (Transformers: The Last Knight)
Mel Gibson (Daddy’s Home 2)
Anthony Hopkins (Collide and Transformers: The Last Knight)

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Kim Basinger (Fifty Shades Darker)
Sofia Boutella (The Mummy)
Laura Haddock (Transformers: The Last Knight)
Goldie Hawn (Snatched)
Susan Sarandon (A Bad Moms Christmas)

WORST SCREEN COMBO
“Any combination of two characters, two sex toys or two sexual positions” (Fifty Shades Darker)
“Any combination of two humans, two robots or two explosions” (Transformers: The Last Knight)
“Any two obnoxious emojis” (The Emoji Movie)
“Johnny Depp & his worn-out drunk routine” (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales)
“Tyler Perry & either the ratty old dress or worn-out wig” (Boo 2! A Madea Halloween)

WORST REMAKE, RIPOFF OR SEQUEL
Baywatch
Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
Fifty Shades Darker
The Mummy
Transformers: The Last Knight

WORST DIRECTOR
Darren Aronofsky (mother!)
Michael Bay (Transformers: The Last Knight)
James Foley (Fifty Shades Darker)
Alex Kurtzman (The Mummy)
Tony Leonidis (The Emoji Movie)

WORST SCREENPLAY
Baywatch
The Emoji Movie
Fifty Shades Darker
The Mummy
Transformers: The Last Knight

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Jessica Rothe Compares Happy Death Day 2 to Back to the Future

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One of the best surprises of last year was Blumhouse’s Happy Death Day starring Jessica Rothe as a girl stuck in a Groundhog Day-style time loop where she keeps getting murdered by a masked slasher.

The PG-13 teen horror flick was a blast and I’m looking forward to any news on the possible sequel Happy Death Day 2. Speaking of which, last week Rothe spoke to Collider about the film’s planned sequel and had some very interesting tidbits to drop.

“[Director Chris Landon] has done this incredible thing where the sequel, the way he described it to me, elevates the movie from being a horror movie – and I wouldn’t even say it’s just a horror movie because it’s a horror, comedy, rom-com drama – into a Back to the Future type of genre film where the sequel joins us right from where we left off, it explains a lot of things in the first one that didn’t get explained, and it elevates everything,” Rothe said. “I was really pleased to know that we weren’t just gonna be pushing all the buttons that people loved the first time, over and over again, ‘cause I think that gets old. I’m really excited to see if it comes to fruition and, if it does, what the final product looks like. I hope we get to do it! I had a ball!”

A Back to the Future-style slasher movie?? I’m in. I’m there. Where do I sign up? What did you think of Blumhouse’s Happy Death Day and are you excited about a possible sequel? Let us know below!

The original film was directed by Christopher Landon from a screenplay he wrote with Scott Lobdell. The film stars Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Charles Aitken, and Rachel Matthews.

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Synopsis:

A college student who relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer’s identity.

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Dread Central Assembles Ghost Hunters to Investigate the Winchester Mystery House

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On Friday, February 2nd, Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built arrives in theaters. The film, directed by Michael and Peter Spierig and starring Helen Mirren, is based on actual events.

While many movies claiming to be based on true stories are actually highly fictionalized, that’s not the case this time. The subject, Sarah Winchester was real; the location, a labyrinthine mansion, still stands. And tonight, we’re being given unprecedented access to “The House That Ghosts Built”. Our goal: To determine if the estate deserves its reputation as one of the most haunted locations in America.

While the Winchester Mystery House, as it’s now known, sees visitors almost every day, we’re conducting our investigation after hours—at night. Not only does this opportunity afford us a more intimate experience, we’re being allowed into areas restricted to the general public. We’ve assembled a team of some of the country’s leading paranormal investigators and psychic mediums, who will attempt a variety of techniques in order to detect the supernatural entities long rumored to roam these halls.

Tim Wood is a paranormal investigator and founder of the TV series In Search of the Paranormal which launched in 2006; he’ll be bringing his team members Kristen Manning, a medium who uses her drawing talents to tap into supernatural vibrations, and Patrick Langdon, an investigator who utilizes special cameras to detect paranormal remnants.

Spirit Photography by Patrick Langdon

Tim Meunier is the founder of American Paranormal Investigations as well as the founder of both the Sacramento Horror Film Festival and the bi-annual Sinister Creature Con. Michael B. Chochla is a medium and member of River City Paranormal and Michelle Goyette has been working as a professional spiritualist for over 5 years, specializing in connecting the living with loved ones who have passed over.

The estate is so complex, a previously undocumented room was discovered as recently as 2016, so there’s truly no telling what awaits us within.

We’ll be joined by an on-site historian and a camera crew who will document our entire visit. Whether we come away with answers to some of the Winchester Mystery House’s most enduring secrets remains to be seen, but we’ll be sharing the results of our investigation in the days leading up to the release of Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built. Stay tuned!

About The Winchester Mystery House: “Since 1923 the story of Sarah Winchester and her incredibly peculiar house has fascinated more than 12 million people from around the world who have toured its lonely hallways, dark passages and ornate rooms. Come and be intrigued by this truly American tale with its combination of the beautiful and the bizarre, its narrative of heartbreak, tenacity and invention and its flourishes of the paranormal and spirits.”

Here’s what you can expect on a Mansion Tour“Sarah Winchester was a true woman of independence, drive, and courage who lives on in legend as a grieving widow who continuously built (and built and built) onto her initially small, two-story farmhouse to appease the spirits of those killed by the guns manufactured by her husband’s firearms company.

 “Today you can tour through 110 of the 160 rooms of Sarah’s stately mansion, known around the world as the Winchester Mystery House, and see the bizarre attributes that give the mansion its name; a window built into the floor, stairs leading to ceilings, doors that open onto blank walls, a seeming obsession with the numeral “13,” cobweb motifs, etc.”

You can learn more and buy tickets to tour The Winchester Mystery House, HERE.

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