Wednesday, October 31, 2007

8 films to DIE for

(Movie lineup)

Crazy Eights
Lake Dead
Borderland
The Deaths of Ian Stone
Mulberry Street
Nightmare Man
Tooth and Nail
Unearthed


Along with its partners AMC, Regal and Cinemark, After Dark Horrorfest 2007 runs over the course of one week (2 weekends) on over 300 screens across the United States from November 9 – 18th, making it the largest film festival in the world. This unique festival is the first of its kind, premiering “8 Films to Die For,” celebrating the horror genre by showcasing films that run the spectrum of horror from thrillers to gore to the supernatural. Earlier this year, After Dark‘s COO Laura Ivey and EVP of Creative Affairs and Acquisitions Stephanie Caleb locked The Deaths of Ian Stone, Frontiers, Nightmare Man and Unearthed to screen as part of this year’s festival. After achieving groundbreaking success in its inaugural year, now After Dark Films is back with an even bigger and better Horrorfest.

In 2006, After Dark Horrorfest became the first film festival in history to break into the top 10 at the national box office, grossing over 2.5 million dollars, on only a quarter of the screens of any other film in the top ten that weekend. The “8 Films to Die For Ò” package, released on DVD by partner Lionsgate Films, has reached great success with 1.8 million DVDs in circulation.

For more information on After Dark Horrorfest 2007, including how to purchase tickets and all access passes to this hair-raising national event, please visit the official website at
www.horrorfestonline.com

In Jacksonville, FL see it at: CINEMARK TINSELTOWN

Monday, October 22, 2007

ALIEN VS PREDATOR: REQUIEM

20th Century Fox

This Christmas there will be no peace on Earth. When a Predator scout ship crash lands in a Colorado town. The Aliens on board escape and kill all the Predators except one. The last remaining Predator must now destroy all the Aliens as well as the horrific Pred-Alien that was spawned in the first AVP. Meanwhile the towns people are helplessly caught in the middle of the ultimate face-off between these two mythic creatures. A sequel to the 2004 film AVP directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, "Alien vs Predator: Requiem" continues the Alien-Predator war.

Release Date: December, 25 2007

Check out the gory age restriced trailer here:
http://www.avp-r.com/

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Brian Henson on new Dark Crystal and Fraggle Rock films



In even bigger news for children of the 1980s, the Henson Company is doing a feature length Fraggle Rock movie. “I think we announced that we’re trying to develop a Fraggle Rock movie a little bit earlier than we’re doing it. Yes, we’re writing a Fraggle Rock movie and trying to pull it together.”

It’s been so long that they may have to reintroduce the origin story of the Fraggles, but devotees need not worry about a cheap remake. “I think it was more realizing the Fraggles in a slightly different environment. It was to do something that sort of stands next to Fraggle Rock rather than [is] a continuation of [it].”

You’ll see all your favorite Fraggles, and you won’t even be able to tell that the original puppets have been lost to mothballs. “Well, we have to rebuild them because they’re old, but it would be with a lot of those characters, definitely.”


Queen Kira from the upcoming 2007 film, "The Power of the Dark Crystal".

On the front burner for Henson is a sequel to the cult classic The Dark Crystal. “We are trying to pull the business pieces together on a Dark Crystal sequel. That one’s pretty far along. It’s got a good, strong script, a great vision for how to do it and we’re just trying to [put it together].”

Read the entire article as well as many other stories about the world of Muppets at: Muppet Central News

Thursday, October 4, 2007

SPICE STUDIOS GOES GOTHIC IN THE SUPERNATURAL THRILLER, “THE TAUNTING”

Director Zenova Braeden Casts a Seductive Spell

Los Angeles, CA – Spice Studios has spared no expense in the production of its latest release, The Taunting, an erotic S&M thriller with supremely sexual energy drawn from the spirit world. The Taunting DVD is available in stores with bonus material that includes explicit scenes from first-time Adult director and longtime “scream queen” actress, Zenova Braeden, as well as an ethereal ghost creature. The Taunting will premiere on the Spice Digital Networks’ SPICE:XCESS channel on October 13th at 11pm, ET. More information available at www.spicenetworks.com

Noted “scream queen” actress and director, Zenova Braeden, brings her unique perspective and skills -- both behind and in front of the camera – to this twisted tale of darkness and forbidden lust. (www.zenovabraeden.com)

In this haunting mystery, generations of students have been titillated by alcohol-fueled stories of what roams the darkened labyrinth of halls in the seemingly abandoned monastery outside the college town of Golgotha. Drawn by the promise of sensual discovery, two students venture into the forbidden realm in hopes of encountering the legendary “succubus spirit.” Once inside they are overcome by the feral intensity that only centuries of forbidden desire and passion can create. Reality and fantasy converge as the unholy embodiment of pure Lust itself Taunts the young adventurers with sex, sin and sensual abandon not of this world.

The cast includes Gianna, Kaiya Lynn, Krissy Kage, Amanda Emino, Sascha, Nikki Vega, Pia Kaamos, Daphne Rosen, Kitty, Cassidy Blue, Jeremy Steele, Katja Kassin, Lee Stone, Anna Mills, Regan Reese and Lystra Faith as the ghost.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT BRINGS VICTOR CROWLEY TO DVD WITH THE DECEMBER 18TH RELEASE OF ADAM GREEN’S HATCHET

DVD will be available in unrated and original theatrical versions;
Bonus features include five behind-the-scenes featurettes
charting the production from Day 1


“Amongst the greatest slasher films of all time.” – Bloody-Disgusting

“Victor Crowley is the next icon of horror.” – Ain’t It Cool News

“…salutes ’80s slasher films in cleverly gruesome style.” – Detroit Free Press


BURBANK, CA – Fresh off its national theatrical release, writer/director Adam Green’s Hatchet – the independent horror film championed by internet fans and critics the world over – will be released by Anchor Bay Entertainment on DVD December 18th. The Unrated DVD of the acclaimed horror film, which Pit of Horror dubbed “the best slasher film in twenty years,” comes packed with ninety minutes of in-depth bonus features detailing the joys and pains of creating the next great horror icon – Victor Crowley! SRP for the unrated and theatrical version DVDs is a tame $26.97, with pre-book on November 15.

Visceral and unrelenting, Hatchet is Adam Green’s blood-soaked love letter to the slasher film genre, which reached its critical and commercial zenith in the 1980s. Starring Joel David Moore (Dodgeball, Grandma’s Boy, the upcoming James Cameron film Avatar), Deon Richmond (Not Another Teen Movie, Scream 3), Tamara Feldman (Perfect Stranger) and Mercedes McNab (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer” and “Angel”), Hatchet also boasts a stellar supporting cast of iconic genre veterans including Robert Englund (“Freddy Krueger” from the Nightmare on Elm Street film series), Kane Hodder (“Jason” from Friday the 13th Part VII and VIII, Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Chapter and Jason X), Tony Todd (Candyman), and Joshua Leonard (The Blair Witch Project).

Hatchet spins a terrifying tale of tragedy and comeuppance from beyond the grave. Victor Crowley is a hideously deformed boy, living in seclusion with his father (Kane Hodder) in an isolated cabin deep in the Louisiana bayou. When a Halloween prank initiated by local kids goes terribly awry, Victor is accidentally killed in a vicious twist of irony. Years later, a tourist group visiting New Orleans’ “haunted swamps” stumble upon the remnants of that shocking event, transforming an evening of seemingly innocent fun into a horrific nightmare, from which there may be no escape.

From its first appearances at film festivals worldwide including Fantastic Fest in Austin (winning Best Picture “Audience Choice Award,” Best Actor – Kane Hodder and Best Special Effects), Spain’s Sitges Festival, Montreal’s Fantasia Festival (winning Best Picture “Audience Choice Award”), London FrightFest, France’s Weekend De La Peur (winning Best Picture “audience Choice Award”), Los Angeles ScreamFest and the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival, Hatchet immediately developed and cultivated a loyal following among horror fans on the Web. Following Adam’s numerous appearances at fan conventions, Hatchet became the “independent film that could,” rallying the fans from all over the world into the “Hatchet Army,” helping to spread the word about the film’s national theatrical release, which included sold-out exclusive engagements in New York and Los Angeles.

Critical reaction within the genre community was immediate and unanimous. DreadCentral called Hatchet “the next big thing in horror,” while Gorezone Magazine declared the film “a masterpiece.” Tony Timpone, editor of Fangoria Magazine, dubbed Victor Crowley “a potential new slasher icon,” while Icons of Fright reveled in the “over the top, jaw-dropping gore.” But horror fans weren’t the only ones to champion Hatchet. The Austin Chronicle said “no other film in recent memory has featured such a terrifically retro maniac or revisited the heyday of Eighties gore films with such gleeful, moist abandon,” while the Memphis Commercial Appeal proclaimed “I can think of no other recent film that succeeds so spectacularly at what it sets out to do.” It was even put on Top 10 Films of the Year lists for both MTV and Ain’t It Cool News.

The Unrated Hatchet DVD not only presents the film exactly as Adam Green intended – frame by frame – but also offers ninety minutes of bonus features charting the film’s production practically from Day 1. Witness the birth of the next great movie monster with the following supplements:

* Widescreen (1.78:1) presentation, enhanced for 16x9 televisions
* Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Adam Green, Cinematographer Will Barratt and Actors Tamara Feldman,
Joel David Moore and Deon Richmond
* The Making of Hatchet
* Meeting Victor Crowley: An in-depth look at the creation of a new horror icon
* Guts & Gore: Go behind the scenes of Hatchet’s special makeup and prosthetic effects
* Anatomy of a Kill: Witness the “jaw-breaking” birth, design and execution of a death scene
* A Twisted Tale: Writer/Director Adam Green recounts his decades-long friendship with “Twisted Sister” front man
and Fangoria Radio host Dee Snider
* Gag Reel
* Theatrical Trailer

The theatrical version DVD of Hatchet presents the R-rated version, as seen in theaters nationwide, along with the “Meeting Victor Crowley” featurette and the theatrical trailer.

Hatchet was produced under ArieScope Pictures, Radioaktive Film, and High Seas Entertainment. The film was written and directed by Adam Green and produced by Cory Neal. Producers were Sarah Elbert and Scott Altomare. Andrew Mysko and Roman Kindrachuk were the Executive Producers. FX wizard John Carl Buechler (Re-Animator, Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, Halloween IV: The Return of Michael Myers) created Hatchet’s unforgettable special make-up and creature effects.

HATCHET UNRATED VERSION
Street Date: December 18, 2007
Run Time: 84 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
SRP: $26.97

HATCHET THEATRICAL VERSION
Street Date: December 18, 2007
Run Time: 83 minutes
Rating: R
SRP: $26.97