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Witchcraft the 13th



Witchcraft hits 13!If you loved:

Witchcraft II: The Temptress
Witchcraft III: The Kiss of Death
Witchcraft IV: The Virgin Heart
Witchcraft V: Dance with the Devil
Witchcraft VI: The Devil’s Mistress
Witchcraft VII: Judgement Hour
Witchcraft VIII: Salem’s Ghost
Witchcraft IX: Bitter Flesh
Witchcraft X: Mistress of the Craft
Witchcraft XI: Sisters in Blood
Witchcraft XII: The Kiss of the Serpent

Then you’ll love Witchcraft 13: Blood of the Chosen, the baker’s dozen installment of the longest running direct-to-video horror franchise that’s beloved by people I’ve never met. In fact, hard as it might be for some of you to believe, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a single Witchcraft film and don’t get the sense that I’ve missed much of anything. But for those of you who do and you know who you are even if I don’t, the roman numerals are gone but the franchise is back with unlucky number 13. This franchise began in 1988 and has kept churning them out; the previous installment hit DVD shelves in 2002. It simply boggles the mind.

For those of you genuinely interested in the plot to this thing:

“Will Spanner, the reluctant heir to a dark legacy, is once again thrown into battle against the forces of evil when he encounters a series of brutal murders. The victims are all killed in a ritualistic fashion, with their hearts cut from their chests. All the victims also share something with Will, something that the minions of darkness will stop at nothing to possess. Can he unravel the murderous mystery before it’s too late, or will he finally succumb to the darkness that courses through his very veins?”

I remember once planning to attend a horror con dressed as the iconic Will Spanner character from the Witchcraft franchise but changed my mind when I couldn’t decide which of the different actors who have played the role in 7 of the 13 films I should pattern my look after.

Only a DVD distribution company of the highest caliber could possibly bring us a sequel as monumental as this: York Entertainment. Ah, York, the cheap ass company that last I saw one of their films weren’t even bothering with pesky little things like menus and chapter stops anymore. They’ll be releasing Witchcraft 13: Blood of the Chosen on January 8, 2008.

Twenty years of Witchcraft films… We may never be rid of Ulli Lommel movies after all.

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SOMA Sailing to Xbox One on December 1



SOMA (review) will be heading to Xbox One on December 1st with the addition of a new safe mode, and we have all the details you need right here!

SOMA Coming to Xbox One with New “Safe Mode”
There’s no need to be concerned. You are always safe…

Isolated, submerged in the ocean’s darkness, chaos has overtaken the halls of PATHOS-II, and the boundaries of humanity strained beyond repair. From Frictional Games, creators of the critically acclaimed Amnesia series, SOMA is coming to Xbox One on December 1st with the addition of Safe Mode.

Safe Mode introduces an optional new way to play SOMA in the Xbox One and PC releases. Protected from the hostile creatures below, let yourself sink into the mystery and atmosphere of PATHOS-II as you uncover the truth and determine the fate of the station.

SOMA is coming to Xbox One on December 1st and is available to pre-order now. Safe Mode will launch simultaneously as a free update for PC and will be available for PS4 at a later date.

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Thelma Is Fantastic and Now You Can Watch the Opening Scene



One of this year’s most beautiful and subdued horror films is Joachim Trier’s Thelma (review), which opens in Los Angeles tonight. To give you a bit of what the film is like, The Orchard have released the opening scene, which shows a man and his daughter hunting in the bleak Norwegian winter. When they come across a young deer, the true intentions of this trip become apparent…

Having seen Thelma, I can tell you that it’s truly something special. It’s a slow burn, to be certain, but it plays out gorgeously, resulting in a film that has yet to leave my mind.

Related Story: Exclusive Interview with Thelma’s Joachim Trier

Locations and tickets for Thelma can be found here.

Thelma, a shy young student, has just left her religious family in a small town on the west coast of Norway to study at a university in Oslo. While at the library one day, she experiences a violent, unexpected seizure. Soon after, she finds herself intensely drawn toward Anja, a beautiful young student who reciprocates Thelma’s powerful attraction. As the semester continues, Thelma becomes increasingly overwhelmed by her intense feelings for Anja – feelings she doesn’t dare acknowledge, even to herself – while at the same time experiencing even more extreme seizures. As it becomes clearer that the seizures are a symptom of inexplicable, often dangerous, supernatural abilities, Thelma is confronted with tragic secrets of her past, and the terrifying implications of her powers.

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Award-Winning The Child Remains Playing Tomorrow at the Blood in the Snow Festival



The award-winning supernatural thriller The Child Remains, which has been on the festival circuit, is returning to Canada to play tomorrow night at the Blood in the Snow Film Festival in Toronto. Tickets for the screening, which is at 9:30pm, can be found at the festival’s website.

The film has won awards in festivals across Canada as well as Best Foreign Feature at the Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival in London, UK.

Described as The Shining meets Rosemary’s Baby meets The Orphanage, the film stars Suzanne Clément, Allan Hawco, Shelley Thompson, and Geza Kovacs. Directed and written by Michael Melski, who co-produced the film alongside Craig Cameron and David Miller, The Child Remains is aiming for a Canadian theatrical release in Spring 2018 and a US theatrical release in October 2018.

An expectant couple’s intimate weekend turns to terror when they discover their secluded country inn is a haunted maternity home where unwanted infants and young mothers were murdered. Inspired by the true story of the infamous ‘Butterbox Babies’ and their macabre chapter in Canadian history, The Child Remains is a twisting supernatural thriller that emphasizes story and suspense over shock and gore.

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