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The 9th annual BloodList is out, and it’s brimming with terrors to come. Interested? Set aside some time and peruse. Oh, the wonderfully dark days and incredible talent just waiting in the wings!

From the Press Release:
Coroner’s Report: BloodList: Part 9. Inside you will find the most-liked screenplays & pilots in the horror, thriller, sci-fi and dark comedy genres.

67 film & television executives at the CE level and above voted for the #BloodList2017.

A calendar year for a project to be considered for the list is October to October.

This year’s BloodList is filled with mayhem, cults, witches, monsters and thrills.

Congratulations to the second annual #FreshBloodSelects! The selected projects are the top ten favorites from the BloodList team. There were 497 submissions this year to the free submission system, The Fresh Blood Initiative. The writers are unrepresented, and their scripts are available to view on BloodList.com.

BloodList was founded by: Kailey Marsh

Top Bloodlist 2017

Project Name: MEAT
Writer: Logan Martin
Genre: Horror
Logline: A misanthropic man notices bizarre changes in himself, his wife, and the animals inhabiting the territory around their homestead as they attempt to survive self-imposed isolation.
Management: Jake Wagner & Scott Stoops (Good Fear)
Agency: Charlie Ferraro, Jordan Lonner (UTA)
Status: Available.

Project Name: NIGHTLIGHT
Writers: Tyler MacIntyre & Chris Hill
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Logline: A monster-obsessed kid witnesses a murder in his neighborhood and must defend his house when it comes under siege by the killers.
Management: Allard Cantor & Jarrod Murray (Epicenter)
Agent: Jordan Berg (CAA)
Status: Sold to Sony. Bob Shaye & Vince Gatewood (Unique Features) producing.

Project Name: THE LODGE
Writers: Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Logline: A supernatural evil haunts a woman and her stepchildren in a cabin on Christmas.
Agency: Sarah Self, Roger Green & Warren Zavala (WME)
Status: Hammer Films producing. FilmNation financing.

Project Name: TILL DEATH
Writer: Jason Carvey
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Logline: A trophy wife’s psychotic and controlling husband kidnaps her to a romantic remote getaway location and kills himself while she’s handcuffed to him. She’s left to fight for her life, facing two dangerous men he’s sent to kill her.
Agency: Chris Smith (Paradigm)
Status: Available.

Project Name: CURFEW
Writer: Dick Grunert
Genre: Horror
Logline: A rebellious teenage girl is sent to stay with her strict grandmother in the sleepy town of Cedar Falls, a place with many strange traditions, including a curfew banning anyone from going out at night. When she ventures out after dark she discovers the truth behind the town’s mysterious history.
Management: Antonio D’Intino & Jeremy Platt (Plattform)
Status: Available. Christian Armogida (Nightshade Entertainment) is producing.

Project Name: BLACK TIDE BEACH (Pilot)
Writer: Brent Hyman
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Logline: Investigative photographer, Dean, works to make quick money by shooting dead bodies before the police arrive on scene. When an old Hollywood Starlet employs his help looking for her wife, his life becomes entangled with the murderous and psychedelic side of the Los Angeles area.
Agency: Melissa Solomon, Chris Noriega, Chase Northington, Parker Davis and Adam Weinstein (Verve)
Status: Pilot set up with ITV.

Project Name: THE RED PILL
Writers: Joe Russo & Chris LaMont
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Logline: After a bacterial virus sweeps the globe, a government-mandated pill becomes an essential part of everyday life, you take it or you die. When everyman David MacReady begins showing symptoms of the infection, he takes his family on the run from the C.D.C.; only David isn’t getting sicker, he’s getting stronger.
Management: Russell Hollander (Hollander Entertainment)
Agency: Greg Pedicin (Gersh)
Status: Available.

Project Name: HIS HOUSE
Writer: Remi Weekes
Genre: Horror
Logline: Two African refugees who are relocated to London find a host of horrors in their new home.
Management: Stuart Manashil (Novo)
Status: Available.

Project Name: THE HARROWING
Writers: Matthew Leslie & Stephen J. Smith
Genre: Horror
Logline: When a pregnant social worker is called upon to investigate a murder involving a teenage mother, she uncovers an insidious plot with possible ties to the occult that has her questioning her sanity and the very nature of her unborn child.
Management: Jeff Portnoy (Bellevue)
Agency: Jordan Berg (CAA)
Status: Cinelou Films producing.

Project Name: RUIN
Writers: Matthew K. Firpo & Ryan Firpo
Genre: Thriller
Logline: After World War II ends, a former Nazi captain hunts down and kill his team of SS officers in Germany.
Management: Harry Lengsfield (LBI)
Agency: Rob Carlson, Geoff Morley, Peter Dodd (UTA)
Status: MadRiver Pictures is producing. Justin Kurzel directing. Gal Gadot attached to star.

Project Name: THE OTHER LAMB
Writer: Catherine McMullen
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Logline: This is a young female coming of age story set within an alternative religion – in the vein of THE WITCH and MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE.
Management: Krista Carpenter & Chris Deckard (Fictional Entity)
Agency: Candice Thom & Dayne Kelly (RGM)
Status: David Lancaster & Stephanie Wilcox (Rumble Films) producing.

Project Name: THE SWALLOW
Writers: Kevin Kolsch & Dennis Widmyer
Genre: Horror
Logline: Climb the trees… swim the lake… scale the fence… but whatever you do… Don’t. Touch. The. Ground.
Management: Adam Goldworm (Aperture)
Agency: Rich Cook, Mike Fera (WME)
Status: Available.

Project Name: HEARTBEAT (Pilot)
Writer: Tim Macy
Genre: Horror
Logline: A controversial high tech company pays the dying to keep their spirits alive in their homes after they pass so they can market these ‘haunted houses’ to high-paying visitors (think haunted Airbnb). Heathcliff Gill is a recruiter for the company who begins to realize the immortality he’s selling isn’t as blissful as he thought.
Management: Jeff Thal (Ensemble Ent.)
Status: Available.

Fresh Blood Selects

Project Name: BAD WITCHES (Pilot)
Writer: Amber Alexander
Genres: Thriller, Dark comedy
Logline: BAD WITCHES follows the supernatural, no-holds-barred quest of two immortal teen lovers separated by a curse and their revolutionary fight for the rights of their descendants, Witches. TRUE BLOOD meets JESSICA JONES.

Project Name: THE BIG A
Writer: Amy Taylor
Genres: Horror, Dark Comedy
Logline: A young girl struggles to obtain an abortion after discovering that she is pregnant with the Antichrist.

Project Name: BREAK
Writer: Eli Black
Genre: Thriller
Logline: College couple Willy and Angelica head to the country for a romantic summer getaway, unaware they’ve been followed by Angelica’s unhinged ex. When Angelica sustains a head injury and wakes with severe memory loss, Willy must fight not only for Angelica’s love, but also her ex’s sinister incursion.

Project Name: DON’T RUN
Writer: Malcolm Badewitz
Genres: Horror, Adventure
Logline: When a local boy goes missing, a young girl must face her fears if she hopes to rescue him from the monsters lurking beneath their sleepy suburb.

Project Name: KILLING TIME
Writer: Jose Prendes
Genre: Horror
Logline: A teenger and his best friend use time travel technology to stop the brutal murder of his sister and uncover the identity of her killer.

Project Name: RUNT
Writer: Marc Bloom
Genre: Thriller
Logline: A woman rescues an injured wolf pup, holed up inside a cabin, but when the wolfpack returns and threatens her life and the pups, she is sent on a gruelling journey of self-discovery fighting for survival. The Grey meets Gravity.

Project Name: SECOND CHILDHOOD
Writer: Clifton Wilder Koons II
Genre: Dark Comedy, Thriller
Logline: A debaucherous children’s author checks herself into an unconventional rehab center that recreates her childhood with actors and stage tricks to help her get over her mother’s death and save her career. She struggles to relive her rough past with only a psychotic patient and her fictional animal characters by her side.

Project Name: THE MADDENING FILTH
Writer: Siobhan Gilbert
Genre: Thriller
Logline: Ignaz Semmelweis is a Hungarian doctor teaching medicine in Vienna. He develops Germ theory and the practice of handwashing before medical examinations from his experience of life on the obstetrics ward and the dying mothers due to childbed fever. He and his theory are rejected by the scientific community. He is cast out. Has a mental breakdown and dies of the same illness that his theory had saved countless women from.

Project Name: UNDERGROUND
Writer: Brendon Udy
Genres: Horror, Dark Comedy
Logline: A handful of London Underground passengers must fight for survival after their train is attacked by ferocious, blood hungry beasts.

Project Name: YULE CATS
Writers: Chad Ghiron and Lizzie Goodman
Genre: Horror, Dark comedy
Logline: A Gremlins style horror/comedy in the vein of Chris Columbus about thirteen-year-old Isabelle, who receives an odd souvenir from her deceased scientist father in the form of a preserved, prehistoric feline — a creature which winds up contaminating the cats in Isabelle’s small town and forcing her and her two best friends to fight for survival against this rapidly growing horde of attackers.

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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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