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Horror History: First - and Only - Look at Joe Lynch's The TinglerWay back when, Dread Central favorite Joe Lynch was attached to bring a remake of the William Castle classic The Tingler to the big screen. Alas, it never materialized, but thanks to the wonders of the interwebs, you can now see Lynch’s concept boards!

It was around 2009 when this project was lurking about one of the bigger studios out there, and horror’s dynamic writing duo, Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, had turn in what Lynch called “an amazing script.”

Too bad we never got to see this one. Given the principals involved, it could and would still be a home run. Check out the artwork below, and click it for a bigger and better look. The art is by Ken Perkins.

Lynch’s next film, Everly, starring Salma Hayek, was picked up by Dimension Films during the European Film Market. Release news to come. To keep up with all things Lynch related, follow Joe Lynch on Twitter!

William Castle released The Tingler, starring Vincent Price, in 1959. In the film Price stars as an obsessed doctor who discovers that fear manifests itself as a parasitic creature which grows on the spinal cords of terrified people. If they scream, the Tingler can be destroyed. If they don’t, it will sever the spinal column and kill them. He successfully isolates and removes the Tingler from a deaf mute (Judith Evelyn) who has been scared to death by her devious husband. Once captured, the Tingler escapes and runs amok in a crowded movie theater. Terror is loose, but can it be stopped?

The Tingler is legendary horror director William Castle’s magnum opus. After the success of The House on Haunted Hill, Castle devised a new gimmick called “Percepto” for The Tingler. Participating theaters would wire seats so that random moviegoers would get a tangible electric shock during climactic moments in the film. Another novelty used to maximum effect is the short color sequence depicting blood pouring from a faucet and filling a bathtub.

Joe Lynch's The Tingler (click for larger image)

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First Look: The Nun Gets Suitably Scary Teaser Image

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This September we will finally get our chance to see director Corin Hardy’s The Conjuring spin-off The Nun in theaters starring Demian Bichir and Taissa Farmiga.

And today we have our first official look at the film via EW.

The teaser image is a pic of the titular Nun just standing there like a nightmare shadow… and it is still freaky as all hell. This lady seriously needs to do something about those fingernails! She looks like Jason from The Final Chapter.

Check out the image to the right then make sure to let us know what you think of them Jason-nails in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

The film is directed by Corin Hardy (The Hallow) from a script by James Wan and Gary Dauberman (Annabelle, Annabelle: Creation) and stars Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Bonnie Aarons, Jonas Bloquet, Charlotte Hope, and Ingrid Bisu.

The Nun and her nails hit theaters September 7.

Synopsis:

A young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, with a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret and confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun from “The Conjuring 2.”

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First Look: New Werewolf Flick Betsy

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Shawn Burkett’s latest horror romp, the werewolf tale Betsy is set to premiere at the Motor City Nightmares film festival on April 28th and today we have the film’s poster and trailer for your viewing pleasure.

Cyfuno Ventures and Concept Media are teaming up on the film with Cyfuno handling worldwide sales, marking the second time Cyfuno and Concept Media have teamed up following the indie smash Don’t F*ck in the Woods.

We loved working with Shawn the first time around so there was no hesitation on our part for coming back in to work with him on Betsy as well,” Cyfuno Ventures said in a statement. “The sales process is just getting underway, but interest in the film is already high given Shawn and Concept Media’s stellar track record for producing high quality, fun indie horror titles.”

You can check out the poster to the right and trailer along with a gallery of stills below, and then make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think of the film thus far in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

The film is directed by Shawn Burkett (Don’t F*ck in the Woods), produced by Chris Gierowski (Don’t F*ck in the Woods, Head), and stars Kelci C. Magel (Sunday Night Slaughter), Marylee Osborne (Failing Grace), and Jack Norman (The Wicked One).

It premieres at the Motor City Nightmares film festival April 28.

Synopsis:

After surviving a vicious assault in the city, Betsy moves to the country in hopes of starting over, but as she begins to recover, something begins clawing its way into the moonlight.

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Clip: Zombie Attacks Netflix’s Cargo

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Netflix’s upcoming zombie-survival film Cargo starring Martin Freeman (Ghost Stories) hits Netflix May 18. And to prepare for its release, today we have an all-new clip called “Attack”.

It (almost) features a zombie attack… so I guess the name is fitting enough. You can check out the new clip below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

The film is directed by Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke from a script written by Ramke and stars Martin Freeman, Anthony Hayes, Susie Porter, Caren Pistorius, Kris McQuade, Simone Landers, and David Gulpilil. Cargo hits Netflix May 18.

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Stranded in rural Australia in the aftermath of a violent pandemic, an infected father desperately searches for a new home for his infant child and a means to protect her from his own changing nature.

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