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Dare You Look Inside Rolfe Kanefsky’s Black Room?

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One of favorite indie filmmakers, Rolfe Kanefsky, is back with a new fear flick entitled The Black Room and we have your very first look at what’s to come!

The film is written and directed by Kanefsky (There’s Nothing Out There, The Hazing, Nightmare Man). Produced by Cleopatra Films and The Goods, Natasha Henstridge (Species, Ghosts Of Mars) stars alongside Lin Shaye (Insidious, Ouija), Dominique Swain (Lolita, Face/Off), James Duval (Independence Day, Donnie Darko), Tiffany Shepis (Nightmare Man, Night Of The Demons), Augie Duke (Bad Kids Go To Hell) Lukas Hassel, (“The Blacklist”) and Robert Donavan, (“Rod Steele 0014”). Also appearing are Julia Lehman (The Burning Dead, Pretty Cool Too!), Elissa Dowling (We Are Still Here, Cheap Thrills), Victoria DeMare (Killjoy series), Rachel Riley, (The Lighthouse) Michael Reed, (The Haunting Of Alice D.) Caleb Scott, Catherine Annette (Lucky Bastard, Sunset Society) Jill Evyn, and introducing Alex Rinehart and Milena Gorum. Even cooler? The special effects will be handled by Dread Central favorite Vincent Guastini.

Kanefsky will be attending a signing of the new Delirium Magazine at Dark Delicacies on Febuary 18th from 2-4 and will be joined by producer Esther Goodstein, and some of the cast: Augie Duke, Alex Rinehart, Julia Lehman, Elissa Dowling, and (tentatively) Natasha Henstridge.

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On March 3rd, The Black Room soundtrack will be released by Cleopatra Records featuring a wonderful score by Savant and featuring tracks by Arthur Brown “Fire” (who also appears in the film), Lynn Anderson “Rose Garden”, Brainticket “Black Sand”, ELP- Keith Emerson and Greg Lake’s “Tarkus”.

The Black Room opens theatrically on April 28th in L.A. at the Music Hall Theater. On May 9th, The Black Room will hit iTunes and VOD via The Orchard, and finally on June 18th, The Black Room hits DVD and Blu-Ray with a signing to take place at Dark Delicacies with cast and crew.

Synopsis:
A young couple (Natasha Henstridge of “Species” fame & Lukas Hassel) moves into the house of their dreams which quickly becomes a living nightmare when they discover a dark secret awaiting them in the cellar. It has been locked up for years, trapped inside “The Black Room” and it wants out now! A demon who seduces with unholy pleasures, feeds off fear, and violently kills all (Lin Shaye “Insidious” series, Dominque Swain “Lolita”, James Duval “Donnie Darko”, Augie Duke “Bad Kids Go To Hell”) who cross its’ path. You’re invited to the open house of the sexiest horror film of 2016! Enter if you dare…

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Buffy Is Back in New Buffy the Vampire Slayer Comic Miniseries by Joss Whedon

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Buffy is back!

Joss Whedon (Angel, Serenity) and Christos Gage (Angel & Faith) return to unite the Buffyverse for a four-issue Buffy the Vampire Slayer series this June!

This action-packed miniseries from Dark Horse Comics, called Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 12: The Reckoning, reunites the Buffyverse with the return of Angel, Faith, Illyria, and Fray, the Slayer from the future!

On top of that, Buffyverse alumnus artist Georges Jeanty (Serenity, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) also returns to lend his illustrative skills to the next installment.

Issue #1 (of four) boasts three variant covers by Stephanie Hans, Georges Jeanty with Karl Story and Dan Jackson, and Karl Moline. You can check out one to the right and the other two below. Give them a look-see, and then let us know what you think!

You can pre-order the first issue at your local comic shop in March before the series hits June 20, 2018.

Synopsis:
Following the world-altering finale of Season 11, Buffy and the Scoobies have had a laid-back year in the saving-the-world department. But as they’ve learned over their years of fighting the forces of darkness and thwarting many an apocalypse, nothing stays quiet for long.

When Dawn and Xander’s housewarming party is crashed by some familiar faces with news of an amassing force that must be reckoned with—Wolfram & Hart, a legion of demons, and Harth, a vampire from the future—Buffy finds herself in a time warp that could alter the fate of the world and could spell the end for Buffy, her friends, and the Slayers forever.

 

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Stephen King’s The Bone Church Becoming a TV Series Via David Ayer

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I’ve said it quite a few times but 2017 will go down as the “Year of Stephen King.”

With successful adaptations of his novels IT, Gerald’s Game, and 1922, and TV series based on “The Mist” and “Mr. Mercedes”, King was everywhere in 2017.

And it looks like the trend is going to continue as today we have news that Suicide Squad and Bright director David Ayer will develop King’s The Bone Church into a TV series.

Deadline reports that Ayer will exec-produce the series along with Chris Long and their Cedar Park Entertainment banner, which will also be the studio for the series as well.

I haven’t yet read Stephen King’s poem “The Bone Chruch” (which was revised and featured in King’s recent anthology The Bazaar of Bad Dreams) so I can’t comment on whether or not the poem will make for a solid series. But if it’s King, I’m there.

What do you think of “The Bone Church” becoming a TV series? Let us know below!

Synopsis:

An adventurer organizes an expedition deep into a vast jungle land to locate the mythic Bone Church. They discover a secret not meant for the eyes of strangers. Only three of the 32 travelers escaped with their lives in a tale narrated by one of the survivors, who tells stories from a bar stool to patrons who’ll buy him drinks.

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Nick Castle AKA Michael Myers Talks In-Depth About Blumhouse’s Halloween

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God bless, Nick Castle.

It was just the other day that we let you guys know that filming had wrapped on Blumhouse’s upcoming sequel to John Carpenter’s Halloween.

And today it looks like Nick Castle aka Michael Myers himself is back out and about doing the horror convention thing as our buddies over at Halloween Daily News recently caught up with Castle at Mad Monster Party and sat down for an awesome and in-depth interview.

I’ve only included the best bits and pieces from the interview here, but the whole piece is very interesting and I highly recommend checking it out in the link below.

The first bit I found really interesting was Castle speaking about how, originally, director David Gordon Green didn’t know what to make of the offer to write-direct the new Halloween.

He (Green) told me when he got this offered to him, he didn’t know what to make of it to begin with,” Castle says. “But then he went, ‘How can I turn this down? But now that I’m saying I’m going to do it, I really have to make sure I do it right.’

Fair enough. Green is one of my favorite director out there working today and I’m glad to hear that even though he wasn’t sure about taking on the film, he still couldn’t turn it down. That’s a true fan!

Next up, Castle was asked if the new film will feel like the original Carpenter flick.

Yes, and it’s very neighborhood-centric, you know, like the first one,” Castle said. “It feels a lot like (the first film). There are a lot of things coinciding (in the new film) that feel like clever ways to introduce a kind of déjà vu of the first one, without feeling like it’s being copied. The script had some very clever people working on it. They were very clear on wanting to find the tone that was in the first one. It was the first thing out of their mouths really: ‘We want to do it like John did it.’

He continues: “They had a lot of practical challenges making it 40 years later, in terms of where people were, what they’re doing, the kind of assumption of the interim period, and I think a lot of that went towards deciding when to start the film, in a way disregarding the subsequent sequels. It’s a difficult thing they’re trying to do. It is difficult. When you’re given a project that has within it certain limitations of what went on before, you have to follow a trail through that, it can get very – it can plod along and it can be just about plot. And they made some choices that I think are really bold choices about who these people are and why they are the way they are now. So I’m really looking forward it. I have high hopes.

We have high hopes too, Castle! And finally, Castle was asked if he genuinely believes all of us fans are going to be happy with this new Halloween sequel, to which he responded, “Yes. I can be unabashedly proud to be a part of it, and tell the fans I think they’re in pretty good hands. It’s kind of like fans are making the movie.

Good shit all around, right? Gotta love Nick Castle. How excited are you for Blumhoue’s Halloween? Do Castle comments make you more (or less) enthusiastic about director David Gordon Green’s film? Let us know below!

Check out the full interview HERE.

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.

Trivia: Nick Castle directed Major Payne (1994)

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