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Exclusive Look at Creepers: Horror Anthology Movie Volume 2A new horror anthology is headed our way entitled Creepers that’s based on the works of some wonderful contemporary horror authors including Joe R. Lansdale and Jeff Strand as well as some classics. Read on for eye candy and more!

From the Press Release
The ‘By the Hair of the Head’ segment for the feature length horror film Creepers aka Horror Anthology Movie Vol. 2 is in post-production with completion expected by June, 2014. The film itself will wrap by July 15th for an expected theatrical release in October, 2014.

Featuring two stories from contemporary horror writers Joe R. Lansdale and Jeff Strand and two classic tales of terror from Lafcadio Hearn and Edgar Allan Poe, Creepers celebrates the weird written word adapted from scribe to screen. The directors include author and filmmaker Gregory Lamberson, Jeremiah Kipp, Christian Walker, and Mike T. Lyddon.

For more keep an eye on the official Creepers website!

“By the Hair of the Head” segment stills:

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“Gave up the Ghost” segment stills:

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GODZILLA 2 and DOCTOR SLEEP Do the Release Date Shuffle

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Some quick news for you regarding the release dates of two hotly anticipated flicks: Godzilla 2 and Doctor Sleep. One has moved back and the other finally has one.

Fans of the King of the Monsters will have to wait a little longer to see their favorite mon-star back on the big screen in all his big budget Hollywood computer effects glory battling rival daikaiju Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah. Deadline reports Legendary’s Godzilla 2 has officially been moved from March 22, 2019 to May 31, 2019.

The reason for the release date shuffle to the post-Memorial Day weekend stems from Warner Bros’ Six Billion Dollar Man woes. Their tentpole theatrical updating of the cult 1970’s TV series The Six Million Dollar Man set to star Mark Wahlberg has been delayed due to the loss of the film’s original director. With it begin pushed back to June 5, 2020 WB needed another film to fill that summer blockbuster slot. Better call Godzilla!

The new May 31st release date for Godzilla 2 sets up a potential Godzilla vs. Blumhouse battle as the hit-making horror studio currently has an untitled feature slated to open the same week.

Meanwhile, Doctor Sleep, Mike Flanagan’s adaptation of Stephen King’s sequel to The Shining, finally has an official release date: January 24, 2020. Doctor Sleep is currently the only film slated for that weekend. That’ll probably change in the year-and-a-half to come.

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Trailer Takes Us DOWN A DARK HALL With AnnaSophia Robb and Uma Thurman

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It was just the other day that we shared your first look at producer Stephenie Meyer (Twilight) and director Rodrigo Cortés’ (Buried) adaptation of I Know What You Did Last Summer author Lois Duncan’s  Down a Dark Hall

The film stars AnnaSophia Robb (The Reaping), Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan), Taylor Russell (Netflix’s Lost in Space) and Uma Thurman (Pulp Fiction). And today we have the film’s trailer and poster!

You can check out the poster to the right and the trailer below and then make sure to let us know what you think below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Down a Dark Hall is directed by Rodrigo Cortés from a screenplay by Mike Goldbach and Chris Sparling based on the book by Lois Duncan and stars AnnaSophia Robb, Isabelle Fuhrman, Victoria Moroles, Noah Silver, Taylor Russell, Rosie Day, and Uma Thurman. It’s produced by Stephenie Meyer, Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, Meghan Hibbett, and Adrián Guerra.

The film hits theaters, On Demand, and iTunes August 17th.

Synopsis:

Kit (Robb), a difficult young girl, is sent to the mysterious Blackwood Boarding School when her heated temper becomes too much for her mother to handle. Once she arrives at Blackwood, Kit encounters eccentric headmistress Madame Duret (Thurman) and meets the school’s only other students, four young women also headed down a troubled path. While exploring the labyrinthine corridors of the school, Kit and her classmates discover that Blackwood Manor hides an age-old secret rooted in the paranormal.

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Tom Six Reveals “Vile” THE ONANIA CLUB…So What?

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Tom Six of The Human Centipede fame is coming back to theaters with The Onania Club, a film he promises will be, “…one of the most vile, inhumane movie experiences of all time.” IndieWire revealed the news, which adds that the film is produced by Tom Six and Ilona Six through Six Entertainment Company.

Details are being kept secret for now but the site says Six will bring a psychological thriller that will feature, “…mostly strong female characters” and that it will, “…definitely pass the Bechdel test with flying colors.” Starring in the film are Jessica Morris, Darcy DeMoss, Deborah Twiss, Karen Strassman, and Flo Lawrence.

Let me try and gather all my thoughts here because this is hitting some notes that I’m frankly not really feeling. I’ll try to organize this as best I can.

…[a] vile, inhumane movie experience…
If that’s what Tom Six is aiming for, my interest has already dropped by a huge percentage. I didn’t see The Human Centipede in theaters but I saw it after it hit home video. It wasn’t a gross movie but it had a gross premise, which I honestly thought made it more interesting. Then came along The Human Centipede 2, which I did see in theaters. I found it to be a brilliant response to those who were disappointed by the lack of vomit-inducing moments in the first film and who demanded it be more grotesque. Once they got it, they felt like it had gone too far, which made me want to point and say, “Trust filmmakers. They very often make decisions because they know how to do it right.” That being said, I think it’s a bad, unpleasant, mean-spirited movie. I never bothered with The Human Centipede 3 because of shockingly bad reviews and even worse word-of-mouth from friends and the horror community.

If Six’s goal is to create a movie experience that will haunt and disgust audiences, then my immediate concern is that there is no story to back up the intention. Hell, the announcement is more focused on creating a spectacle than it is on letting people know what the film is actually about. It’s Marketing 101 and as a horror fan for my entire life, I find it almost offensive that the idea of “gross first, everything else second” is being pushed in the initial blitz.

I have no problems whatsoever with gore, viscera, or shocking scenes. Martyrs, I Saw The Devil, The Thing, and the like are all great examples of movies that push a lot of envelopes but never fail to have fascinating concepts backing everything up. There is purpose in their horror. There is method to their madness. So far, Six isn’t inspiring much faith that The Onania Club will walk down that kind of path.

…[it will] pass the Bechdel test with flying colors…
The Bechdel Test, for those who don’t know, is a test within films that sees if there are two, or more, women talk to each other about something other than men. That’s it. Two women in a coffee shop spend 30 seconds talking about a book? Your movie passes. A group of teenage girls discuss what they’re going to wear at an upcoming high school dance? Pass. Ronda Rousey and Michelle Rodriguez trade barbs before beating each other senseless. Check.

While noble in intention, the Bechdel Test is a shockingly low barometer for movies to be considered women-friendly. It doesn’t ask for nuance or depth. It doesn’t set any expectations for emotion or drive. If Six thinks that his movie is a landmark simply because it passes the Bechdel Test, he clearly doesn’t know that horror has been doing this for a long time. And from reading about Bree Olson’s character in The Human Centipede 3 (the only woman in the IMDb credit list), and taking into account the female characters of the first two films in that series, I think one can understand my lack of faith when it comes to Six and women in his films.

I am fully aware of how negative and critical I sound here and I really do hope that I’m going to be proven wrong. Every film should be allowed the chance to stand on its own merits. Hopefully The Onania Club will see Six give us a film that will generate interesting conversation for years to come. But until more is revealed, my expectations are very low.

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