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Uwe Boll Knights Dominic Purcell for In the Name of the King III, Produces the Knights vs. Werewolves Flick Moonrunners

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Amazing how a film franchise that began as an earnest attempt to produce a Lord of the Rings-style epic fantasy has turned into a series of films about world-weary killers for hire getting zapped back to medieval times.

Dominic Purcell is the third actor Uwe Boll has recruited to serve In the Name of the King. “Prison Break” and Straw Dogs remake star Purcell replaces Dolph Lundgren’s suicidal soldier of fortune from part two as the latest assassin to experience a life-changing journey to a time of sword & sorcery in desperate need of a hero in Uwe Boll’s In the Name of the King III.

Synopsis:
Hazen Kaine, an American contract killer living in Sofia, Bulgaria, gets more than he bargains for when he enters into a contract with the mob. One last job before he gets out and starts a new life for himself. The targets: the three children of royal billionaire Andon Dupont. Seems simple enough, or so he thought. Hazen apprehends the children, and before he can blink an eye, a simple necklace worn by one of the children sends his life spiraling back to medieval times. Now completely out of his element, Hazen fights for his life as he tries to escape a medieval army and a fierce fire-breathing dragon.

It is here that Hazen learns what is it to be a real man and a true warrior. He must fight alongside these damsels and their people, dodging arrows and fire balls, to reclaim a kingdom that was stolen from them years before.

Not for nothing, I miss the Krug from part one. Can’t we bring back the Krug? And Jason Statham’s boomerang weapon… Remember that boomerang he used repeatedly for the first 20 minutes of the film and then never again? Dominic Purcell as a modern hitman forced to fight orc-like monsters with a boomerang in a medieval kingdom; I’d be all over that.

Expect to see In the Name of the King III sometime next year.

Uwe Boll Knights Dominic Purcell for In the Name of the King III

More knightly action will be found in the Uwe Boll-produced crusaders vs. werewolves flick Moonrunners directed by his F/X man Michaël Massias.

Synopsis:
Kingdom of France in the year of the Lord 1210. The Albigensian Crusade puts the south to fire and sword.

Hunted by crusaders, a few heretics take refuge in a vast forest. They do not know yet the beasts roaming these woods are far more deadly than the Soldiers of God. Lost in werewolves’ territory, crusaders and heretics become the preys of these bloody creatures. They have only one choice to survive: Forget their differences and form an alliance to fight the moonrunners.

No word on any casting yet or when we can expect to see Moonrunners, but we’ll keep you posted.

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Which Monsters May Be Making Their TV Debut in Junji Ito Collection?

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Studio Deen’s highly-anticipated anime anthology Junji Ito Collection has been building buzz, especially since its new teaser dropped weeks ago. Eagle-eyed fans who are well-acquainted with horror mangaka Junji Ito’s body of work will spot some familiar faces in the new trailer, brought to the small screen by showrunner Shinobu Tagashira.

So, who among Ito’s famous menagerie of monsters may be making an appearance in the show when it airs next year?

Oshikiri Toru

Oshikiri is the morally-questionable highschooler who begins to question his perception of reality in Hallucinations, a series of some loosely connected one-shots. Oshikiri’s a little on the short side, with an even shorter fuse. One thing he’s not short on is moneyas evidenced by his impressive, albeit creepy, mansion. We’ve yet to see which of his adventureswhich range from murder to parallel dimensionswill be his television debut.

Yuuko

The once-chatty Yuuko falls ill and sees her worst fears come to pass in Slug Girl, the famous one-shot whose brand of body horror is sure to feel like a distant cousin (or maybe a predecessor?) to Uzumaki‘s “The Snail” chapter. It offers little in the way of answers but is best enjoyed in all its bizarre glory.

The Intersection Bishounen

In Lovesick Dead, one of Ito’s longer standalone stories, an urban legend causes a rash of suicides when young girls begin to call upon a mysterious, black-clad spirit called the Intersection Bishounen. The custom catches on quickly among teenagers, out late and eager for him to tell them their fortune in life and love, since his advice is to die for. Literally.

Souichi Tsujii

A long-running recurring character in Ito’s manga (probably second only to Tomie herself), you’ll know Souichi by the nails he sucks on or sticks out of his moutha strange habit borne out of an iron deficiency. He’s an impish kid whose fascination with the supernatural makes him the odd man out in an otherwise normal family. The morbid pranks he likes to playfunny only to him—don’t do much to endear him to his peers or relatives, either.

Fuchi

The titular character in Fashion Model, Fuchi works as a professional model for her, shall we say, unique look and Amazonian stature. When she and another actress are hired by a crew of indie filmmakers, Fuchi shows them that she doesn’t like sharing the limelight. She also makes a cameo in a couple of Souichi’s stories, and in them he finds her genuinely attractive. Beauty, after all, is in the eye of the beholder.

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Nemo Rising Signing Happening at Dark Delicacies on December 23

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Author C. Courtney Joyner will be signing copies of his new book Nemo Rising at Burkank’s Dark Delicacies horror store on Saturday, December 23 at 4pm. You can get the full details of the event and directions on Dark Delicacies’ website.

Nemo Rising will be a sequel to Jules Verne’s 1870 masterpiece Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and will see President Ulysses S. Grant recruiting the notorious Captain Nemo to destroy a gigantic sea monster which has been responsible for sinking ships. The gigantic eight-tentacled mollusc can be seen on the book’s cover below, and it looks like Nemo will have his work cut out for him.

Joyner also worked on the screenplays for the Full Moon films Doctor Mordrid and Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys, whilst his previous books include Hell Comes To Hollywood and the Shotgun series. If you can’t make it to the signing, Nemo Rising will be released in the US on December 26, and in the UK on January 13.

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

JUST ANNOUNCED: On December 23rd at 4:00 PM, C. Courtney Joyner will sign copies of NEMO RISING at Dark Delicacies in Burbank, California!

C. COURTNEY JOYNER is an award-winning writer of fiction, comics, and screenplays. He has more than 25 movies to his credit, including the cult films Prison, starring Viggo Mortensen; From a Whisper to a Scream, starring Vincent Price; and Class of 1999, directed by Mark Lester. A graduate of USC, Joyner’s first produced screenplay was The Offspring, which also starred Vincent Price. Joyner’s other scripts have included TV movies for CBS, USA, and Showtime. He is the author of The Shotgun western series and Nemo Rising.

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Mill Creek Celebrates Shadow Stalkers and 100 Years of Horror in February

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Mill Creek Entertainment is kicking off the new year with a couple of collections that have nothing but giving you the shivers on their agenda!  Read on for the details of both Shadow Stalkers and 100 Years of Horror!

Shadow Stalkers – February 6, 2018

Let the nightmares begin with this freaky film collection filled with creepy clowns, masked killers, and maniacal murderers.

Out of the Dark – 1988 – R – Karen Black, Bud Cort
Happy Birthday to Me – 1981 – R – Melissa Sue Anderson, Glenn Ford
Eyes of Laura Mars – 1978 – R – Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Dourif
Don’t Answer the Phone – 1980 – R – James Westmoreland, Nicholas Worth
Nightmare in Wax – 1969 – R – Cameron Mitchell, Anne Helm, Scott Brady
Bloody Pit of Horror – 1965 – R – Mickey Hargitay
Silent Night, Bloody Night – 1972 – R – Patrick O’Neal, Mary Woronov, John Carradine
Funeral Home – 1980 – R – Barry Morse, Kay Hawtry
Don’t Open Till Christmas – 1984 – R – Edmund Purdom, Belinda Mayne
The Driller Killer – 1979 – R – Abel Ferrara

100 Years of Horror – February 6, 2018

Hosted by Christopher Lee, 100 Years of Horror is the first show of its kind ever produced; it chronicles the history of movie horror from the earliest experimental chillers through the unforgettable golden age of movie monsters and on through today’s terrifying fright films.

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