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Mickey Rourke Joins Nightmare Cinema; More Details Unveiled as Anthology Preps for Son of Monsterpalooza Panel

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We learned a few days ago that the horror anthology Nightmare Cinema, which we’ve been covering for a few years now, is holding a panel at this weekend’s Son of Monsterpalooza; and now a bit more information has been unveiled, including a possible TV version… read on for the details!

From the Press Release:
Horror veteran Mick Garris and four acclaimed genre directors have teamed up with one of Hollywood’s most inventive teams, Mark Canton and Courtney Solomon, and their independent production studio Cinelou Films, along with Scott Donley’s Good Deed Entertainment, for the highly anticipated feature Nightmare Cinema, an anthology of five short horrors which all share a common thread created by some of the genre’s best directors. It’s familiar territory for Solomon as his After Dark Films spent many years masterfully delivering horror films to hungry audiences with American Haunting and Horrorfest: 8 Films to Die For.

At the center of this menacing menagerie is three-time Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler, Iron Man 2, Sin City), who will guide audiences through each of their own personal nightmares.

Nightmare Cinema endeavors to provide a new generation of horror fans with their own anthology. Harkening back to the days of “The Twilight Zone,” “Amazing Stories,” “The Outer Limits,” and Garris’ “Masters of Horror,” this film modernizes a classic genre whose recent string of box office successes can hardly be ignored. But what exactly separates it from the rest to make movie goers clamber for tickets?

One film. Five unrestricted directors. Endless different ways to keep you up at night.

The collected talents of Mick Garris, Joe Dante, David Slade, Ryuhei Kitamura, and Alejandro Brugues have come together to craft a clear, cohesive vision encased in one thrill ride of a film. These masters of horror come crawling out of the shadows boasting resumes from both the big and small screen such as 30 Days of Night, “From Dusk Till Dawn,” The Howling, Midnight Meat Train, The Stand, and Gremlins.

“I love being able to bring together visionaries of horror cinema from all around the world with their personal perspectives about what scares you,” said Garris. “This is a project I’ve been working on for some time, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with Cinelou and Good Deed to share it with everyone.”

“The anthology format is incredibly exciting to me and has worked really well in the past. It allows us to work with not only one brilliant director, but five of them,” said Courtney Solomon.

The new film will be front and center at the popular Son of Monsterpalooza event taking place this weekend in Burbank, CA, to generate buzz amongst horror’s most faithful followers. Garris, Slade, Brugues, and Dante will all be on hand for a panel to discuss the film and show some exclusive footage.

But wait… there’s more! Nightmare Cinema has no intentions of containing the fear simply to the big screen. The groundwork has already been laid to press forward with a TV series that will delight the nostalgia of those who remember shows like “Tales from the Crypt” from their childhoods.

“We’re excited about Nightmare Cinema,” said Cinelou’s Mark Canton. “When Mick Garris brought us the opportunity to collaborate with a group like this, it was easy to get behind. Horror has become an industry strength again. When you look around at recent successes of films like IT or Get Out, it’s obvious there’s a hungry audience out there that can’t be ignored.”

“This film is making it possible for fans to experience the unbridled work of five legendary horror directors all in one sitting,” said Scott Donley from Good Deed Entertainment.

Mick Garris is also producing via his Nice Guy Productions. Courtney Solomon and Mark Canton from Cinelou and 2016 Blood List alumnus Joe Russo round out the rest of the producing team. Good Deed Entertainment’s Scott Donley and Lenny Shapiro, as well as The Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Marc Godfrey and Robert Jones, will serve as executive producers along with Cinelou Films’ Scott Karol.

Synopsis:
A series of down-on-their-luck individuals enter the decrepit and spine-chilling Rialto theater, only to have their deepest and darkest fears brought to life on the silver screen by The Projectionist – a mysterious, ghostly figure who holds the nightmarish futures of all who attend his screenings. By the time our patrons realize the truth, escape is no longer an option. For once the ticket is torn, their fate is sealed at Nightmare Cinema.

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Synapse’s Suspiria 4K Restoration Gets a Release Date

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Earlier this year, we wrote about Synapse Films’ Suspiria 4K restoration and how it was available for pre-order. The weird catch was that there was no release date confirmed and that pre-orders would go out sometime in December 2017. Today that changes as we can confirm that the 3-disc special edition Blu-ray collection will come out December 19th, just in time for Christmas but a little late for Hanukkah. Any chance we can have one extra night this year?

Restored over three years, Synapse has been working tirelessly to create the ultimate version of Dario Argento’s 1977 classic supernatural horror film, which has since gone on to become one of the most recognized and lauded titles in the genre. This cut has been overseen and approved by Luciano Tovoli, the Director of Photography on the film.

Pre-orders are still available via Synapse Films’ website.

Special features:
*Limited edition of only 6000 units produced
*Exclusive Steelbook packaging and collector’s o-card sleeve, featuring artwork from Malleus, Van Orton Design, Juan José Saldarriaga & Chris MacGibbon
*Three disc [Two Blu-rays + One CD] limited collector’s edition (only 6000 units) containing a new 4K restoration of the original uncut, uncensored Italian 35mm camera negative exclusively done by Synapse Films, with color correction supervised and approved by SUSPIRIA Director of Photography, Luciano Tovoli
*Original 4.0 1977 English language LCRS sound mix not heard since the theatrical release in 1977, presented in high-resolution DTS-HD MA 96 Khz/24-bit audio
*Italian 5.1 surround sound mix
*Two audio commentaries by authors and Argento scholars, Derek Botelho, David Del Valle & Troy Howarth
*Do You Know Anything About Witches? – 30 minute SUSPIRIA visual essay written, edited and narrated by Michael Mackenzie
*Suzy in Nazi Germany – Featurette on the German locations from SUSPIRIA
*A Sigh from the Depths: 40 Years of SUSPIRIA – All-new anniversary retrospective on the making of the film and its influence on cinema
*Olga’s Story – Interview with star Barbara Magnolfi
*Original theatrical trailers, TV spots and radio spots
*Special Collector Edition Booklet containing an American Cinematographer interview with Luciano Tovoli, liner notes by Derek Botelho and restoration notes by Vincent Pereira & Don May, Jr. Cover artwork by Matthew Therrien Illustration
*“International Classics” English “Breathing Letters” opening credit sequence from U.S. release version
*Alternate All-English opening and closing credits sequences, playable via seamless branching
*Newly translated, removable English SDH subtitles for the English language version
*Newly translated, removable English subtitles for the Italian language version
*Exclusive CD remaster of Goblin’s SUSPIRIA motion picture soundtrack, containing additional tracks not included on the original 1977 soundtrack release

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Creep 2 Starring Mark Duplass Hits Netflix This December

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Just the other day we shared with you guys an exclusive interview with Partick Brice, the director of the Mark Duplass-starring found footage flicks Creep and Creep 2.

Today we have the awesome news that the killer sequel Creep 2 (review) will be hitting Netflix streaming on December 23rd.

The original creeptastic motion picture is already streaming on Netflix so if you need to catch up – or just watch the original again – you can do so tonight and get ready for the sequel which, personally, I found to be superior (if even just slightly) to the original.

What did you think of the original film? Are you excited to check out the sequel? Or have you already seen it? Make sure to let us know in the comments below or on social media!

Creep 2 starring Mark Duplass and Desiree Akhavan hits Netflix December 23rd!

Synopsis:

Desiree Akhavan (“Girls”, APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR) stars as Sara, a video artist whose primary focus is creating intimacy with lonely men. After finding an ad online for “video work,” she thinks she may have found the subject of her dreams. She drives to a remote house in the forest and meets a man claiming to be a serial killer (Mark Duplass, reprising his role from the previous film). Unable to resist the chance to create a truly shocking piece of art, she agrees to spend the day with him. However, as the day goes on she discovers she may have dug herself into a hole she can’t escape.

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Waxwork Records Unveils Phenomenal 2018 Subscription Package

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Our pals over at Waxwork Records have unveiled their 2018 subscription bundle and it’s packed to the brim with some absolutely fantastic titles! Horror fans who enjoy spinning their music on turntables can look forward to two Romero titles, Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, Joe Dante’s The ‘Burbs, Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell, and lastly they’ll have Jordan Peele’s smash success title Get Out. On top of getting those five records, those who join the subscription program will also receive a t-shirt, coffee mug, poster, notebook, magnet, enamel pin, calendar, and more.

For Night of the Living Dead, Waxwork Records worked closely with the film’s original creators, including Romero himself prior to his passing, the Museum of Modern Art, and The Criterion Collection so that they could source audio from the 4K restoration. It will be released as a 2xLP package.

Dawn of the Dead will also get a 2xLP release that will include brand new artwork, re-mastered audio, and more. The same kind of treatment is being given to The ‘Burbs. Christopher Young’s Drag Me to Hell soundtrack will be a single LP but will get the same level of attention and quality as the other titles.

As for Peele’s Get Out. Michael Abels; score will be released on a 2xLP vinyl set and will pay tribute to one of the most culturally significant movies of the past several years.

The Waxwork Records subscription package will be $250 ($285 in Canada) and will open up for sale this Friday, the 24th. More information can be found on Waxwork’s website.

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