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While we all eagerly await news as to when Magnolia will unleash Bong Joon-ho’s highly anticipated monster movie The Host here in the U.S., some American producers have already begun circling the project with “remake” in their eyes.

Variety reports this morning that “multiple” studios are eyeing The Host for a U.S. remake, backing up a story that appeared on Twitch a few days back, and sales agents at Cineclick Asia expect a deal will be closed by the early fall. Obviously it’s a bit too soon to start speculating as to who will nab it, but really the only studio I feel will give it a fair reworking is New Line. Lord knows they’ve got the budget…

The Host debuted at Cannes and made a huge splash (pun intended) with attendees, so its success Stateside is almost gaurenteed. I just hope that whoever nabs it is able to keep both the effects (done in part by both The Orphanage and Weta) and the drama at the film’s heart up to snuff.

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80’s Throwback EXPOSURE Gets Awesome Trailer and Poster

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Featuring practical effects-based creature designs and a special appearance by horror legend Lynn Lowry, Austin Snell’s Exposure is a throw-back horror experience in the vein of your favorite 70’s and 80’s classics.

And today we have the film’s trailer and poster for your viewing pleasure. You can check out the poster to the right and the trailer below along with some quotes from the film’s director, Austin Snell.

Exposure was self-financed within Sunrunner Films and filmed almost entirely on location in the beautiful city of Leadville, Colorado,” Snell said in a statement. “The production lived and slept in the cabin where the movie was shot, cooking their own meals and working together around the clock for three weeks. All of the effects were designed practically, including full-body creature suits.”

He continues: “It was old-school, independent horror filmmaking. Back in our home state of Kansas, the team finished off production by filming a cameo with horror icon Lynn Lowry. It was a sincere pleasure to work with Lynn, whose talents affected so many of the films and careers that inspired this very movie. She belongs in a film like this.”

What do you think of Adam Snell’s Exposure thus far? Make sure to let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

The film is directed by Austin Snell from a script written by Snell and Jake Jackson and stars Carmen Anello, Owen Lawless (Helltown), and Lynn Lowry (Shivers, The Crazies, I Drink Your Blood, Model Hunger). The film features special effects via Jake Jackson and is produced by Jackson, Snell, and Clayton Ashley.

Synopsis:

In an attempt to reconcile the problems in their relationship, Myra and James venture to an isolated cabin in the mountains. It is there they encounter an ancient evil that haunts the landscape, capable of turning people into deformed monsters. Not only will they be fighting for their relationship, they will be fighting for their lives.

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THE RAKE Infects DVD and Digital This June

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A terrifying urban legend becomes real in Tony Wash’s horror-thriller The Rake starring Shenae Grimes-Beech, Rachel Melvin, and Izabella Miko and today we have info about the movie’s upcoming home video release.

The film hits DVD and Digital via Unified Pictures and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment June 5 and you can check out the DVD cover art to the right and the trailer below. Sadly the disc doesn’t come with any special features.

Are you excited to check out this new flick on DVD? 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 Rake is directed by Tony Walsh from a script written by Wash and Jeremy Silva and produced by Mike Dozier. It stars Shenae Grimes-Beech, Rachel Melvin, Izabella Miko, Joey Bicicchi, Stephen Brodie, and Joe Nuñez.

It hits DVD and Digital via Unified Pictures and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment June 5.

Synopsis:

At a young age, Ashley and Ben witnessed the brutal murder of their parents. Years later, Ashley is still convinced it wasn’t someone, but something that killed her parents and now she’s tormented by the thought of The Rake returning for her and her family. Is Ashley traumatized, or is the creature inside her real?

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Who Goes There Podcast: Ep 160 – A QUIET PLACE

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Lately, it seems as though comedy actors are cutting their teeth as horror directors and absolutely killing it! This year’s indie horror darling comes in the form of John Krasinki’s A Quiet Place. Chris has been sick as a dog, so the haomie Christine from Horrible Imaginings Film Fest is filling in to discuss whether A Quiet Place is 2018’s horror heavyweight, or just a lot of noise.

What Bruno took was what changed me; it only amplifies your essence. It simply makes you more of what you already are. It’s the Who Goes There Podcast episode 160!

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