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Paul Schrader Puts out His BaitMore sharks are swimming our way, this time being led by the writers of Taxi Driver and American Psycho. Okay, you had us at hello. Read on for details.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, iconoclastic filmmaker Paul Schrader (The Exorcist: Dominion) is teaming up with nihilistic author Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho) for the shark-infested psychological horror project Bait.

Schrader (pictured right), the writer behind Taxi Driver and Raging Bull and the writer-director of American Gigolo, has signed to direct the picture and will collaborate with Ellis on the latest draft of the script, which follows a young man itching to take his revenge against the wealthy. The man, who works at a posh beach club, angles his way onto a yacht filled with the obnoxious elite, commandeering it into waters filled with the finned man-eaters.

The producers are aiming for a November start in Puerto Rico with casting beginning immediately.

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Ichi The Killer Carves a Path of Destruction on Blu-ray!

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FINALLY! There’s a headline I’ve been waiting to write forever. The cult classic Ichi The Killer is getting set to hit Blu-ray this March and we have a quick rundown of what you can expect!

Look for the new digitally restored special edition of the flick debuting on Blu-ray March 20 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Special features include an audio commentary with director Takashi Miike and manga artist/writer Hideo Yamamoto and a still gallery.

Synopsis:
Takashi Miike’s ICHI THE KILLER has endured as one of the most influential pieces of genre filmmaking of the last two decades, and now it returns in a stunning all-new digitally restored special edition approved by Miike himself. This visceral, bloody, and often hilarious film follows Kakihara (Tadanobu Asano), a notoriously sadistic yakuza enforcer whose search for his boss’ killer brings him into the orbit of a demented costumed assassin known as Ichi (Nao Ohmori).

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Scream Factory Opens the Gate 2

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There are few films more beloved around DC HQ than Tibor Takacs’ 1987 monster-filled classic The Gate. It’s top to bottom fun featuring stop-motion beasties and a cute-as-a-button young Stephen Dorff, and that’s only a couple of reasons why the flick just rules.

Scream Factory (bless their hearts) just announced that its sequel, Gate II, will finally be getting a Blu-ray release; and we have your details and artwork right here.

Look for the flick starring original The Gate star Louis Tripp on February 27, 2018.

Synopsis:
This supercharged sequel to the horror classic The Gate comes alive with unearthly creatures, heart-stopping action, and incredible special effects. Gate II picks up again with Terry, the teenage sorcerer who summons beings from the other side whose powers can be used to grant any wish. Unfortunately, before the Gate closes again, a “minion” – a tiny disciple of Satan himself – manages to slip through to our dimension. When the creature is kidnapped – all hell breaks loose.

Special Features:

  • NEW 2K scan of the interpositive
  • NEW Return to the Nightmare – A Look Back at GATE II – featuring interviews with director Tibor Takacs, screenwriter Michael Nankin, and special visual effects creator Randall William Cook
  • NEW From the Depths – an interview with make-up effects artist Craig Reardon
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Video Promo and Video Store Contest Promo
  • Still Gallery

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Scoot McNairy Joins True Detective Season Three

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About two weeks ago we let you guys know that none other than The Gate and Leatherface star Stephen Dorff had joined the upcoming third season of HBO’s “True Detective”.

Today we wanted to let you know that Monsters star Scoot McNairy has joined the third season as well. He is all set to play Tom, “a father who suffers a terrible loss that ties his fate to that of two state police detectives over 10 years.”

Dorff will play Roland West, an Arkansas State Investigator who, along with his partner (Mahershala Ali), has his life and career influenced over three decades by a baffling crime.

I’m excited to check out “True Detective” S3. Even after the ‘meh’ second season. How about you? Let us know below!

Nic Pizzolatto will serve as showrunner and direct alongside Jeremy Saulnier. Executive producers include Pizzolatto, Saulnier, Scott Stephens and season one stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey as well as original director Cary Joji Fukunaga. Steve Golin, Bard Dorros, and Richard Brown are also credited as exec producers.

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A macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods.

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