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As if Toronto needed yet another reason for you to visit in the fall…

Toronto After Dark is approaching its premiere this October, and TwitchFilm’s head pirate (also the festival’s programmer extraordinaire) Todd Brown just couldn’t resist dishing a little taste of what’s to come including “…multiple varieties of the undead, talking dogs and stacks of raw beef…giant snakes, mental illness and heads bisected by shovels.”

With a portion of the festival’s schedule set to be revealed on August 29th (remaining titles will be announced in September), start practicing your Magic 8-Ball talents with these additional details:

“… four [films] from Japan, four from the USA and one each from Hong Kong, Germany, Sweden, Thailand and the Netherlands.”

The festival was a head-turner from the day it was announced; and the more I think about it, the more I despair that I won’t be there. Make sure you visit the official site, where you can sign up for email updates as well as enter to win passes to Rue Morgue’s fabulous Festival of Fear!

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Inside Remake Gets New Poster and U.S. Release Date

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It’s about time.

It has been a whopping four months since we shared with you guys the red band trailer for the upcoming English language remake of Inside starring Rachel Nichols and Laura Harring.

Today we have an all-new poster for the film (via our buddies at Arrow in the Head), and the one-sheet also boasts the remake’s U.S. release date. Yes, Inside will be hitting Stateside on January 12, 2018.

You can click on the poster to the right to check it out in higher-res. After that make sure to hit us up and let us know if you’re planning to check out this remake in the comments below!

Miguel Ángel Vivas directed the Inside remake.

Produced by Adrian Guerra and Nuria Valls at Spain’s Nostromo Pictures, the remake was written by Manu Diez and [REC] creator/co-director Jaume Balaguero. “We took the original idea and made it an edge-of-your-seat thriller, more Hitchcock-ian than a splatter-fest,” said Guerra.

Again, Inside hits U.S. theaters and VOD January 12, 2018.

Synopsis:
Pregnant and depressed, a young widow tries to rebuild her life following the fateful car accident where she lost her husband and partially lost her hearing. Now, about to go into labor, she’s living in a remote house in the suburbs when, one Christmas night, she receives an unexpected visit from another woman with a devastating objective: to rip the child she’s carrying from inside her. But a mother’s fury when it comes to protecting her child should never be underestimated.

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Deep Blue Sea 2 Rated R for Creature Violence/Gore and Language

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Five months ago we shared the news that there was a secret sequel to the 1999 killer sharks vs. Tom Jane and LL Cool J movie Deep Blue Sea filming, and today we have the sequel’s rating.

And it’s about what you’d expect. Not that that’s a bad thing.

Yes, the upcoming shark attack sequel Deep Blue Sea 2 has been rated R by the MPAA for “creature violence and gore and for language.”

Not only that, but we have a few words on what we can expect from the sequel via a creative executive over at Warner Bros. named Matt Bierman.

“We are a true sequel,” Bierman said regarding the sequel. “We wanted to keep to the spirit of Deep Blue Sea and why people love it. The research that was used on the sharks in Deep Blue Sea 2 comes from the mythology and storyline of the first movie. We have given the lead shark a personality and hope the fans will embrace that as it really helps the storytelling and the narrative in a way that [the] first one didn’t. Deep Blue Sea 2 has a slightly slower build, but once the rubber band snaps, things go boom really quickly!”

The lead shark has a personality? How could that be a bad thing?

Let’s just hope there aren’t scenes of the rugged Tom Jane stand-in lovingly hugging/stroking the shark after it does something cool and telling the new guy how the shark (nicknamed Bruce) is just “misunderstood.”

…And then the shark saves everyone at the end. Called it.

The sequel is directed by Darin Scott from a screenplay by Erik Patterson, Hans Rodionoff, and Jessica Scott and stars Danielle Savre, Rob Mayes, and Michael Beach.

The movie is set to premiere on Syfy sometime next year. Once we know the exact date we’ll let us know so stay tuned!

“Deepest. Bluest. My head is like a shark’s fin…”

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Outlast Heading to Switch Early Next Year

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The Outlast franchise will be heading to the Nintendo Switch in the first quarter of 2018, developer Red Barrels confirmed on Facebook. They didn’t confirm which entry or entries in the franchise they were referring to, although they did upload a picture of one of the games running on the system.

Their lengthy Facebook post also revealed that Outlast 3 will definitely happen at one point, but in the meantime, they plan to create what they refer to as a “distinct experience set in the Outlast universe”, which they stressed won’t be a sequel Outlast or Outlast 2. I guess that means it will be a spinoff of sorts, but we’ll just have to wait and see what they have in mind.

They also clarified that, despite the demand, Outlast 2 will not receive any DLC because it was always meant to feel like an isolated experience. In any case, we’ll keep you updated as soon as we learn more about Outlast’s Switch debut.

It’s time for a little status update from us.First off, we wanted to take a moment to thank all of you that have…

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