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Exclusive: Breaking Glass Releasing Cannibal Horror Film K-Shop in North America; New Trailer, Stills, and More!

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We’ve been talking about the UK cannibal horror film K-Shop for a few years now, and finally those of us here in North America will be able to check it out in December thanks to Breaking Glass Pictures.  We have the film’s new red band trailer, artwork, some stills, and more info to share exclusively with you today so eat up!

From the Press Release:
Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights to writer/director Dan Pringle’s cult horror thriller K-SHOP (review). Breaking Glass acquired rights to the film in August in a deal negotiated among Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff, High Octane Pictures CEO Galen Christy, and Devilworks CEO Matteo Rolleri.

The film will have a DVD and digital release through iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play, PlayStation, Xbox, and Vudu, as well as through local cable and satellite providers on December 12, 2017.

K-SHOP held its world premiere at the Dead by Dawn Horror Film Festival and its US premiere at the NYC Horror Film Fest, where it won Best Special Effects. The film went on to win numerous awards, including the Festival Prize at the London Independent Film Festival and the Méliès d’argent Award at the Lund Fantastisk Film Festival. K-SHOP also played multiple festivals including MOTELX – Lisbon International Horror Festival, Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival, and the Southside Film Festival.

Described as a “cult classic” and a “twisted tale” (HeyUGuys) where “a little shop of horrors emerges in a kebab takeaway” (Times UK) and “writer/director Dan Pringle has a gift for the gruesome” (Total Film), K-SHOP stars Ziad Abaza (“Tyrant,” Sand Castle), Reece Noi (“Game of Thrones”), Darren Morfitt (Dog Soldiers), and Ewen MacIntosh (The Lobster).

K-SHOP is the debut feature from British born writer/director Dan Pringle. In 2009 Dan relocated to Bournemouth on the South Coast of the UK to develop White Lantern Film with producer Adam Merrifield as a vehicle for producing thematically engaging independent feature films. In August 2016 White Lantern announced the development of Pringle’s next feature, Britannica, a futuristic thriller exploring themes of immigration and national identity.

Synopsis:
After his father is killed in an altercation with drunken thugs, Salah’s (Abaza) world is plunged into darkness. Forced into running the family kebab shop alone, Salah struggles to manage the increasingly rowdy nightlife. When a fight with an angry customer goes fatally wrong, he finds himself with a dead body on his hands. Having no faith in the authorities, Salah disposes of the body in the one place he knows best: the kebabs. As the shop’s gullible customers devour the new recipe, Salah develops a taste for the kill and seizes the opportunity to turn vigilante, seeking vengeance for the abusive drunkards plaguing the streets.

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Freddy’s Greatest Hits Vinyl Re-issue Is a Must-Own

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Strange Disc Records has just announced that it will be releasing “Freddy’s Greatest Hits – The Elm Street Group” on vinyl starting this Wednesday with pre-orders expected to ship in January 2018.

Not only that but Mondo announced they will be releasing an exclusive variant pressed on “Freddy Sweater” striped vinyl. This LP from Mondo is limited to 400 and will cost you $25.

For those who might not know, “Freddy’s Greatest Hits” was originally released in 1987. The record contains nine tracks (covers, originals, and instrumentals) with Robert Englund doing the voice of Freddy over the top.

I don’t know about you but this has just made my list of must-own items. But I’d prefer an original copy. That said an original copy is probably hundreds of buck on eBay as opposed to this version for a mere $25 bucks. Not bad.

You can check out the full track listing and a sample song below. Then make sure to hit us up and let us know if you’ll be snagging a copy in the comments below!

Track Listing

1. “Do The Freddy”
Freddy and the Dreamers cover, as well as a parody.
The lyrics were changed to fit Freddy Krueger persona and elements

2. “Obsession”
original song

3. “Wooly Bully”
Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs cover.
Freddy (Robert Englund) provides the opening lyrics.

4. “Don’t Sleep”
original song

5. “In The Midnight Hour”
Wilson Pickett cover

6. “All I Have To Do Is Dream”
Everly Brothers cover

7. “Dance or Else”
original song

8. “Down in the Broiler Room”
original song

9. “Elm Street Dreams”
original song

Pre-orders begin Wednesday, November 22.

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That is One Gigantic Steampunk Squid…

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Perhaps one of the greatest sci-fi adventures novels ever written, Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was a landmark book, one that was decades ahead of its time. The story follows the crew of the Nautilus, a submarine commanded by Captain Nemo, as they venture in search of a giant sea monster. It was the basis for several film adaptations and the character of Captain Nemo played a pivotal role in the graphic novel series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

So why am I bringing this up, you ask? Because Tor Books is releasing Nemo Rising, a sequel, this Christmas! Written by C. Courtney Joyner, the story once again follows Nemo, although this book sees him a prisoner that must be pardoned by President Ulysses S. Grant in order to face an onslaught of more sea monsters.

Normally, I wouldn’t bother you all with this, but I happen to have a soft spot in my heart for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and the cover art for the book is fucking epic! I’ve always been a fan of cephalopods, and I’ve found the steampunk aesthetic to be pretty fascinating. Combine them both along with giant monsters, and you damn well better believe that I’m 100% into it! Plus, it’s wrapped itself around the Nautilus, which is already a giant vessel, so now I’m wondering just how large these mechanical monstrosities are…

Nemo Rising will be released on hardcover from Tor Books on December 26, 2017.

Synopsis:
Sea monsters are sinking ships up and down the Atlantic Coast. Enraged that his Navy is helpless against this onslaught and facing a possible World War as a result, President Ulysses S. Grant is forced to ask for assistance from the notorious Captain Nemo, in Federal prison for war crimes and scheduled for execution.

Grant returns Nemo’s submarine, the infamous Victorian Steampunk marvel Nautilus, and promises a full Presidential pardon if Nemo hunts down and destroys the source of the attacks. Accompanied by the beautiful niece of Grant’s chief advisor, Nemo sets off under the sea in search of answers. Unfortunately, the enemy may be closer than they realize…

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Filming On Blumhouse’s Halloween Pushed to January

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Looks like filming on Blumhouse’s upcoming sequel to John Carpenter’s Halloween from Danny McBride and David Gordon Green has been pushed back a few months.

Not a huge deal, though. Only till January.

Filming on Halloween (2018) was supposed to begin this October (natch) but now it seems the film still has some cast to fill out.

The news comes to us via a South Carolina casting agency, The Island Packet, who are still seeking extras for the new film. In fact, if you are from the South Carolina area, you can be an extra in the film. Just click the link above for more details.

I wish I lived in or around South Carolina because being in this new Halloween would be a f*cking dream come true. If you’re in the area, get on it. You owe it to the rest of us! Haha?

How excited would you be to be an extra in this new Halloween? Let us know below!

Blumhouse’s Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green from a script he co-wrote with Danny McBride. The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Judy Greer and is executive produced and scored by John Carpenter.

Halloween (2018) hits theaters Oct. 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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