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In The Dark Anthology Series Adds New Segment To Be Loved to the FoldFans that remember the In The Dark anthology shorts “The Keeper” and “Dummy” will be happy to know that even though the group has been quiet for a while, they’ve just arisen with a trailer for their new segment, “To Be Loved.”

Honestly, that Charlie McCarthy ventriloquist mask these guys chose to use in “Dummy” still freaks us out so we’re very excited to see just what they have in store. We’ll have more on “To Be Loved” as it becomes available.

For now check out the trailer below, and be sure to visit the official In the Dark website and ‘like’ In the Dark on Facebook.

From the Press Release
While the first two episodes featured an axe-wielding ventriloquist dummy and a supernatural demon from hell, that was just for starters. This time things get really twisted and played for comedy. “To Be Loved” is a dark comedy with a horror twist written and directed by Chris St.Croix. It’s the latest episode from the successful horror anthology series In the Dark created by St.Croix and writer/director David Buchert.

“To Be Loved” is a stylized tale of a lonely guy who is promised true love but finds that it comes at a bloody price. It stars newcomer Justin Hand and Shellie White, who starred in the critically acclaimed Make Out With Violence. Describing the film, St.Croix says, “It’s completely different from my last episode, ‘The Keeper,’ and I call it a twisted romance for a reason. It gets pretty dark, but I also wanted it to be fun. If you can imagine what it might be like if David Cronenberg made a Warner Brothers cartoon, that’ll give you an idea of what you’re in for.”

While the trailer is designed to leave you wanting more and not giving everything away, it does give us a quick glimpse at a very unusual, non-human character in the film. “I don’t want to say too much, but I really wanted to do something that hadn’t been seen before and also do the effects practically,” St. Croix said. “With the help of the amazing Paul Fly, who created all the mechanical characters in the film, I think we’ve managed to do something that really hasn’t been seen before or at least not in the way we’ve done it. There are a couple firsts in this episode, and I’m really proud of that.”

As with the last two episodes, “To Be Loved” will make the festival rounds in 2014 before being combined with the others and an upcoming episode directed by Buchert into a four-part anthology feature in the tradition of Cat’s Eye and Creepshow. “We set out to create a series like the ones we grew up loving like Tales from the Crypt. Over a million people have seen the episodes in the last year, and the response has been incredible, especially in a climate where it’s hard to get anyone to watch something for longer than three minutes. We think fans of the first two will enjoy this episode as well. And the more people that share the trailer, tweet it, review it, and spread the word, the more likely that we can continue to make more.”

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Synapse’s Suspiria 4K Restoration Gets a Release Date

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Earlier this year, we wrote about Synapse Films’ Suspiria 4K restoration and how it was available for pre-order. The weird catch was that there was no release date confirmed and that pre-orders would go out sometime in December 2017. Today that changes as we can confirm that the 3-disc special edition Blu-ray collection will come out December 19th, just in time for Christmas but a little late for Hanukkah. Any chance we can have one extra night this year?

Restored over three years, Synapse has been working tirelessly to create the ultimate version of Dario Argento’s 1977 classic supernatural horror film, which has since gone on to become one of the most recognized and lauded titles in the genre. This cut has been overseen and approved by Luciano Tovoli, the Director of Photography on the film.

Pre-orders are still available via Synapse Films’ website.

Special features:
*Limited edition of only 6000 units produced
*Exclusive Steelbook packaging and collector’s o-card sleeve, featuring artwork from Malleus, Van Orton Design, Juan José Saldarriaga & Chris MacGibbon
*Three disc [Two Blu-rays + One CD] limited collector’s edition (only 6000 units) containing a new 4K restoration of the original uncut, uncensored Italian 35mm camera negative exclusively done by Synapse Films, with color correction supervised and approved by SUSPIRIA Director of Photography, Luciano Tovoli
*Original 4.0 1977 English language LCRS sound mix not heard since the theatrical release in 1977, presented in high-resolution DTS-HD MA 96 Khz/24-bit audio
*Italian 5.1 surround sound mix
*Two audio commentaries by authors and Argento scholars, Derek Botelho, David Del Valle & Troy Howarth
*Do You Know Anything About Witches? – 30 minute SUSPIRIA visual essay written, edited and narrated by Michael Mackenzie
*Suzy in Nazi Germany – Featurette on the German locations from SUSPIRIA
*A Sigh from the Depths: 40 Years of SUSPIRIA – All-new anniversary retrospective on the making of the film and its influence on cinema
*Olga’s Story – Interview with star Barbara Magnolfi
*Original theatrical trailers, TV spots and radio spots
*Special Collector Edition Booklet containing an American Cinematographer interview with Luciano Tovoli, liner notes by Derek Botelho and restoration notes by Vincent Pereira & Don May, Jr. Cover artwork by Matthew Therrien Illustration
*“International Classics” English “Breathing Letters” opening credit sequence from U.S. release version
*Alternate All-English opening and closing credits sequences, playable via seamless branching
*Newly translated, removable English SDH subtitles for the English language version
*Newly translated, removable English subtitles for the Italian language version
*Exclusive CD remaster of Goblin’s SUSPIRIA motion picture soundtrack, containing additional tracks not included on the original 1977 soundtrack release

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Creep 2 Starring Mark Duplass Hits Netflix This December

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Just the other day we shared with you guys an exclusive interview with Partick Brice, the director of the Mark Duplass-starring found footage flicks Creep and Creep 2.

Today we have the awesome news that the killer sequel Creep 2 (review) will be hitting Netflix streaming on December 23rd.

The original creeptastic motion picture is already streaming on Netflix so if you need to catch up – or just watch the original again – you can do so tonight and get ready for the sequel which, personally, I found to be superior (if even just slightly) to the original.

What did you think of the original film? Are you excited to check out the sequel? Or have you already seen it? Make sure to let us know in the comments below or on social media!

Creep 2 starring Mark Duplass and Desiree Akhavan hits Netflix December 23rd!

Synopsis:

Desiree Akhavan (“Girls”, APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR) stars as Sara, a video artist whose primary focus is creating intimacy with lonely men. After finding an ad online for “video work,” she thinks she may have found the subject of her dreams. She drives to a remote house in the forest and meets a man claiming to be a serial killer (Mark Duplass, reprising his role from the previous film). Unable to resist the chance to create a truly shocking piece of art, she agrees to spend the day with him. However, as the day goes on she discovers she may have dug herself into a hole she can’t escape.

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Waxwork Records Unveils Phenomenal 2018 Subscription Package

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Our pals over at Waxwork Records have unveiled their 2018 subscription bundle and it’s packed to the brim with some absolutely fantastic titles! Horror fans who enjoy spinning their music on turntables can look forward to two Romero titles, Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, Joe Dante’s The ‘Burbs, Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell, and lastly they’ll have Jordan Peele’s smash success title Get Out. On top of getting those five records, those who join the subscription program will also receive a t-shirt, coffee mug, poster, notebook, magnet, enamel pin, calendar, and more.

For Night of the Living Dead, Waxwork Records worked closely with the film’s original creators, including Romero himself prior to his passing, the Museum of Modern Art, and The Criterion Collection so that they could source audio from the 4K restoration. It will be released as a 2xLP package.

Dawn of the Dead will also get a 2xLP release that will include brand new artwork, re-mastered audio, and more. The same kind of treatment is being given to The ‘Burbs. Christopher Young’s Drag Me to Hell soundtrack will be a single LP but will get the same level of attention and quality as the other titles.

As for Peele’s Get Out. Michael Abels; score will be released on a 2xLP vinyl set and will pay tribute to one of the most culturally significant movies of the past several years.

The Waxwork Records subscription package will be $250 ($285 in Canada) and will open up for sale this Friday, the 24th. More information can be found on Waxwork’s website.

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