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Grimmfest 2014: Opening Night Gala Lineup Includes Let Us Prey and Suburban Gothic

Grimmfest 2014: Opening Night Gala Lineup Includes Let Us Prey and Suburban GothicGrimmfest 2014 takes place in Manchester, England, from the 2nd-5th October, and the opening night lineup has been announced. It includes two bloody fantastic features, an exclusive short film premiere, and some great special guests.

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Grimmfest 2014: Opening Night Gala Lineup Includes Let Us Prey and Suburban GothicGrimmfest 2014 takes place in Manchester, England, from the 2nd-5th October, and the opening night lineup has been announced. It includes two bloody fantastic features, an exclusive short film premiere, and some great special guests.

This year’s Grimmfest Opening Night will be headlined by the English Premiere of Brian O’Malley’s Scottish/Irish horror Let Us Prey starring Liam Cunningham (“Game of Thrones”) and Pollyanna McIntosh (The Woman).

Synopsis:
We join Rachel (McIntosh), a rookie cop, as she is about to begin her first nightshift in a neglected police station in a Scottish backwater town… the kind of place where the tide has gone out and stranded a motley bunch of the aimless, the forgotten, the bitter-and-twisted who all think that, really, they deserve to be somewhere else. They all think they’re there by accident and that, with a little luck, life is going to get better. Wrong on both counts. Six (Cunningham) is about to arrive – and all hell will break loose!

Present for the premiere and a Q&A following the film will be the stars and director of Let Us Prey: Pollyanna McIntosh, Liam Cunningham (TBC), Douglas Russell, Hanna Stanbridge, and Brian O’Malley.

Let Us Prey at Grimmfest 2014

Next is the UK premiere of Suburban Gothic, the new feature from Richard Bates, Jr. (Excision) with a fantastic cast featuring Matthew Gray Gubler (500 Days of Summer), Kat Dennings (Thor), Ray Wise (“Twin Peaks”), Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator), John Waters, and the Soska Sisters.

Synopsis:
Raymond has a prestigious college degree, but he can’t find work. He can channel the paranormal, but chatting with a cute girl mystifies him. Kicked out of his big city apartment, Raymond returns home to his overbearing mother, his racist ex-jock father, and old brutish bully classmates. But when a vengeful ghost terrorizes the small town, the city boy recruits Becca, a badass local bartender, to solve the mystery of the spirit threatening everyone’s lives.

Suburban Gothic at Grimmfest 2014

Opening the night will be the world premiere of the “vegan feminist horror” short film The Herd starring Pollyanna McIntosh (Let Us Prey, The Woman), Victoria Broom (Stalled), and Charlotte Hunter (“Emmerdale”). The film was directed and produced by Melanie Light and written by Ed Pope.

Synopsis:
Imprisoned within inhuman squalor with other women, Paula’s existence and human function are abused as a resource by her captors. Escape, on any level, is hopeless as the women are condemned to a life of enforced servitude at the whims of their imprisoners for one reason only – their milk. Enslaved, inseminated, and abused – every facet of their life is violated. At first the premise seems exaggerated and absurd, but it is, in fact, disgusting in its stark normality.

The Herd Short Film at Grimmfest 2014

The full lineup for Grimmfest 2014 will be announced next week. Tickets for the Opening Gala will be available once the full festival lineup has been released.

Grimmfest is now in its sixth year and has quickly become the UK’s premier festival of genre film outside of London. Tickets and passes for the festival are on sale NOW! For more info visit the official Grimmfest website, befriend them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter (@grimmfest).

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Whatever Happened to Scream: The TV Series Season 3?

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I don’t know about you but I was a big fan of the first two seasons of MTV’s Scream: The TV Series. It breaks down like this: Scream is my favorite horror movie (and the first one I ever saw) and I would watch and love any incarnation of the series, even a Saturday morning cartoon, I’m there.

It’s with this in mind I’m really looking forward to the upcoming rebooted third season, which was supposed to air this past March… but that didn’t happen. So where is the third season of MTV Scream? You guess is as good as mine, but that said we do have a slight update on the series via new star Tyler Posey.

Posey recently was out and about talking this and that about his role in the recent Blumhouse teen horror flick Truth or Dare and let slip a bit about how he came to be cast in Scream season 3.

When I watched the first season of Scream, I fell in love the cast,” Posey told Daily Dead. “Then when they rebooted the entire thing for season three, and I got a call from one of my friends who was the director of photography on Teen Wolf, and he was also hired to come and do Scream. He called me, and he was like, “Hey, man. There’s this role that we would love to have you play. Would you want to come down and play with us?”

He continues: “I didn’t have to read the role or really know anything about the script to immediately be on board because one, I was excited to work with my friend again. Two, it was in Atlanta and that’s where we filmed Teen Wolf for the first two seasons, so I was excited to go back there. Three, I’m a huge fan of the Scream movies, and Ghostface is such an iconic character, so I thought it would cool to be in the same show as that universe. That’s one of the things about acting that I just love, where you can get these weird and cool experiences that you can put under your belt. For me, being on screen with a classic character like Ghostface is just really cool.”

Are you excited about the third season of Scream? 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 third season of Scream: The TV Series is expected to air sometime this year on MTV.

Season one synopsis:

MTV’s TV series adaptation of the hit horror film franchise. Instigated by a cyberbullying incident that goes viral, a brutal murder in Lakewood stirs memories of a crime spree from the town’s past that has haunted some, intrigued others and maybe just spawned a new executioner. At the center of the story is a group of teenagers, with two old friends struggling to reconnect at its heart who become lovers, enemies, suspects, targets and victims of a killer who’s out for blood.

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Jamie Lee Curtis Calls Blumhouse Halloween Footage “Terrifying”

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Last week we shared the first poster for Blumhouse’s Halloween with you guys, and for those of you that somehow missed it, you can check it out to the right. And speaking of the new film, today we have a fun update via Scream Queen supreme, Jamie Lee Curtis.

Curtis recently sat down with Yahoo! to discuss her role in the upcoming Blumhouse sequel and she had more than a few interesting things to say.

I’ve seen a trailer and I’ve seen some footage, and it’s terrifying,” Curtis said. “They went full-tilt boogeyman. And I’ve never said that in my life, and I will say full-tilt boogeyman for the rest of the year as I go around talking about this.”

Full-tilt boogeyman. Classic. She then talks about what drew her back to the franchise after unofficially calling it quits following Halloween: Ressurection.

As soon as I read what David Green and Danny McBride had come up with … and the way that they connected the dots of the story, it made so much sense to me that it felt totally appropriate for me to return to Haddonfield, Ill., for another 40th-anniversary retelling.

Curtis then talks about what she thinks should be the official title of the new film.

There was the idea of, ‘What do you call it?’ and if I had had my druthers, I probably would’ve called it Halloween Retold. Because it’s being retold. It’s the original story in many, many, many ways. Just retold 40 years later with my granddaughter.”

And finally, she speaks about how people who love horror movies are going to love this new film: “For people who like that sort of thing, I think it’s going to be really fun for them to experience. For me, that just doesn’t hold any interest to me. Because I’m frightened enough about all [today’s political climate]. So the idea of now paying money and sitting in a dark theater with a bunch of people and watching something really scary doesn’t really do much for me. But there are a lot of people who love it, and they’re gonna love this movie.”

How excited are you for Blumhouse’s Halloween? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green based on a script he wrote with Danny McBride. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode as does Nick Castle as Michael “The Shape” Myers. They are joined by Will Patton, Andi Matichak, and Judy Greer. Halloween creator John Carpenter is on board as executive producer and composer.

The anticipated release date is October 19, 2018.

Synopsis:

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

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Charlie Heaton: The New Mutants is Full-Fledged Horror

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I this point I often wonder if FOX is just playing a prank on all of us and Josh Boone’s The New Mutants is just going to keep getting pushed back for the rest of time. Maybe it’s just a fake trailer ala Grindhouse?

I’m kidding (I hope) but all the same we’ll keep reporting on The New Mutants news if the getting is good. So with that in mind, today we have an update on the film via co-star Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things).

It’s basically about these mutants in a facility for damaged mutants,” Heaton told EW. “It’s a story about these characters coming to grips with who they are and it’s a horror X-Men movie, which we haven’t seen before. I feel like, for an X-Men movie, yeah, I think they’re going full-fledged horror. Without saying too much — I really don’t want to give away too much what it’s about, it’s very under wraps — but it is, in terms of anything we’ve seen in the X-Men world, it definitely is a horror film. It’s scarier than anything we’ve seen in that genre.”

Do these comments make you more (or less) interested in seeing The New Mutants? 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 Josh Boone and stars Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), Maisie Williams (“Game of Thrones”), Charlie Heaton (“Stanger Things”), and Alice Braga (City of God). The film is set to hit August 2, 2019 (for now).

Synopsis:

A diverse cadre of teens are learning to cope with their superpowers. These new mutants find themselves held in a secret facility against their will and must battle the dangers of their powers, as well as the sins of their past.


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