THE DOOM REPORT: The Week in Horror (with DOCTOR DOOM!) - Early November Edition
THE DOOM REPORT is generated by dozens of Doombots compiling the last seven days of horror news into one centralized location. This condensed information is then presented to Latverian monarch (and horror historian), DOCTOR DOOM, for his further dissemination...
WORLD WAR Z
DOOM Merchants of Note: Director – Marc Forster (MACHINE GUN PREACHER); Adapted from the Book By – Max Brooks (THE ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE); Screenplay by – Damon Lindelof (PROMETHEUS, COWBOYS AND ALIENS); Stars – Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox (SPEED RACER, LOST), David Morse (THE GREEN MILE)
Plot: A U.N. employee is racing against time as he travels the world trying to stop the outbreak of a deadly Zombie pandemic.
THIS WEEK: Entertainment Tonight posted the teaser trailer. See it HERE.
DOOM Merchants of Note: Written and Directed by – Roger Avary (SILENT HILL, THE RULES OF ATTRACTION)
Plot: A young U.S. Army Captain and a British Special Agent are on a top secret mission to Castle Wolfenstein, where Hitler will be for the unveiling of a new secret weapon. After reaching the castle, our heroes are confronted by Himmler's SS Paranormal Division and must fight, not only for their survival, but for a mission that could alter the course of the War.
THIS WEEK: Davis Films issued a press release revealing that the film had been green lighted. Roger Avary had this to say: “I’ve been playing the WOLFENSTEIN games since I was a kid, and feel that their outlandish sensibility has deeply influenced my own writing and directing throughout my career. I have always thought WOLFENSTEIN, transformed and opened for the screen to wider audiences not familiar with the games, would be a major cinematic experience...”
THE GHOST OF GOODNIGHT LANE
DOOM Merchants of Note: Billy Zane, Lacey Chabert, Danielle Harris (HALLOWEEN 4: THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS, HATCHET II), Matt Dallas (KYLE XY), Christine Bently (SHARK NIGHT 3D, HUMANS VERSUS ZOMBIES)
Plot: When the staff inside a renovated film studio finds a co-worker dead one morning, the pieces of a forty year puzzle begin sliding into place, revealing an angry ghost who is no longer content to allow the living to step foot inside of her house.
THIS WEEK: ShockTillYouDrop posted the trailer to the film, see it HERE.
DOOM Merchants of Note: Director - Franck Khalfoun (P2); Written By - Alexandre Aja (MIRRORS, HAUTE TENSION); Stars – Elijah Wood, America Olivo (FRIDAY THE 13TH)
Plot: The owner of a mannequin shop develops a dangerous obsession with a young artist.
THIS WEEK: ShockTillYouDrop posted an international trailer for the film. See it HERE.
THE LAST EXORCISM 2
DOOM Merchants of Note: Stars – Ashley Bell (THE LAST EXORCISM), Spencer Treat Clark (THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT)
Plot: Six months after the events of the first film, Nell has moved to a halfway house, only to realize that the demon that has ruined her life is still coming for her!
THIS WEEK: Bloody-Disgusting posted an image from the film, see it HERE.
HOUSE OF HORROR
Plot: In the aftermath of a horrific massacre, lead Detective, Mark Lewis, and the police department’s psychologist, Dr. Elizabeth Klein, question a suspect for the brutal murder of five college students who says that the Devil made him do it.
THIS WEEK: Bloody-Disgusting posted some sales art for the film. See it HERE.
DOOM Merchants of Note: Director - Kevin Greutert (SAW VI, SAW 3D: THE FINAL CHAPTER)
Plot: A girl is forced to return to her father’s home in Louisiana, when a car accident leaves her without the use of both of her legs. What she finds there is a mystery surrounding her own birth and an angry ghost named Jessabelle that seems determined to destroy her.
THIS WEEK: Bloody-Disgusting posted the first image from the film, see it HERE.
DOOM Merchants of Note: Stars – Elijah Wood
Plot: A real time, techno-horror film that unfolds on the screen of a laptop as a man desperately tries to track down his girlfriend, who has been abducted by someone calling themselves Chord.
THIS WEEK: The film was announced (Above details from Screen Daily).
Plot: A three mile long, 100-foot tsunami completely obliterates Los Angeles, wiping it from the map. Five students will have to battle the elements, each other, aftershocks, and, worst of all, a 15-foot Great White Shark that has decided to make the school they are trapped in its new hunting ground.
THIS WEEK: ShockTillYouDrop posted the plot outline summarized above. Bloody-Disgusting put up a promo shot, see it HERE.
DOOM Merchants of Note: Stars – Jessica Szohr (HOUSE AT THE END OF THE DRIVE, PIRANHA 3D), Timothy Spall (SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET, Harry Potter series)
Plot: School is over and summer has begun in the dead-end seaside town of Rainmouth. While Jamie's friends seem to be happy working in the local pie factory by day and looking for sex by night, Jamie is bored out of his mind, stuck running his pot-head mother's B&B. When he meets beautiful, smart and sexy American, Juliana at a party, he's smitten - but soon after Juliana's arrival, strange things start happening. A local teen goes missing - then another. Jamie is warned by an enigmatic stranger that a werewolf is in town - and preying solely on virgin flesh!
THIS WEEK: ArrowintheHead put up a poster (see it HERE) and the trailer (see it HERE).
TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D
DOOM Merchants of Note: Written By – Stephen Susco (RED, THE GRUDGE), Adam Marcus (JASON GOES TO HELL: THE FINAL FRIDAY); Stars – Bill Moseley (THE DEVIL’S REJECTS, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2), Gunnar Hansen (THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE)
Plot: When a young woman travels to Texas to collect an inheritance, she has no idea that an encounter with a chainsaw-wielding, human skin wearing serial killer comes along with it.
THIS WEEK: Shocktillyoudrop got a hold of the latest poster for the flesh rending sequel. See it HERE.
DOOM Merchants of Note: Director - Daniel Stamm (THE LAST EXORCIST); Stars - Mary Elizabeth Winstead (THE THING, SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD)
Plot: Sally, a young American student, becomes obsessed with her charismatic professor, Charles, who convinces Sally to spend the summer babysitting his two young children at his country estate. With Charles gone on a business trip, Sally finds herself alone in the remote and imposing mansion. She suspects that the children know something about the house that they are not telling her… or is the house itself keeping its secrets?
THIS WEEK: Bloody-Disgusting posted some sales art for the film, see it HERE.
DOOM Merchants of Note: Written By – Adam Green (HATCHET, FROZEN, HATCHET II); Stars – Derek Mears (FRIDAY THE 13TH), Danielle Harris (HALLOWEEN, HATCHET II), Zach Galligan (GREMLINS, WAXWORK), Caroline Williams (HALLOWEEN 2, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2)
Plot: A search and recovery team heads into Victor Crowley’s haunted swamp as Marybeth learns the secret to finally ending the voodoo curse that has left Honey Island Swamp drenched in gore for decades.
THIS WEEK: ArrowintheHead posted the first pics for the upcoming sequel. See them HERE.
DOOM Merchants of Note: Written and Directed by - S. Craig Zahler (ASYLUM BLACKOUT); Stars – Kurt Russell, Jennifer Carpenter (DEXTER)
Plot: A sheriff, a gunslinger, a befuddled oldster and a cowboy attempt to rescue a group of captives from a band of cannibalistic troglodytes.
THIS WEEK: The film was announced (Above details from Variety).
DOOM Merchants of Note: Produced by – Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell
Plot: A young woman struggling with sobriety heads to a cabin in the woods with four of her friends to take a vacation. There they discover and decipher the Book of the Dead, after which they must fend off undead attackers.
THIS WEEK: Two pictures of the Necronomicon from the upcoming remake were posted on the official Facebook page. See them HERE.
DOOM Merchants of Note: Director – Dario Argento (SUSPIRIA, DEEP RED); Stars – Asia Argento, Rutger Hauer
Plot: Blood drinking vampire Count Dracula engineers a meeting between himself and the reincarnation of his long-lost love. His machinations attract the attention of vampire expert Van Helsing, who prepares for combat with his deadly foe.
THIS WEEK: ArrowintheHead posted the Spanish language trailer. See it HERE.
DOOM Merchants of Note: Stars – Clare Higgins (HELLRAISER), Emma Cleasby (DOG SOLDIERS), Anna Walton (HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY), Nick Brimble (FRANKENSTEIN UNBOUND, A KNIGHT’S TALE)
Plot: Following a failed suicide attempt, a woman decides to retreat to a remote cottage, but soon discovers that the cottage is haunted by its previous owner. She decides to remain anyway, hoping to find some comfort in the ghost’s presence.
THIS WEEK: The film was announced (Above details from Variety).
DOOM Merchants of Note: Director – David Hackl (SAW V); Stars - James Marsden, Thomas Jane, Billy Bob Thornton, Piper Perabo (LOOPER), Scott Glenn
Plot: Two estranged brothers go on a camping trip with their girlfriends to reconcile their differences. Once in the remote wilderness, however, things go horribly awry when they are attacked and relentlessly stalked by a grizzly bear known as the Red Machine.
THIS WEEK: The film was announced (Above details from Bloody-Disgusting).
Plot: The kingdom of France in the year 1210 - The Albigensian Crusade puts the south to fire and sword. Hunted by crusaders, a few heretics take refuge in a vast forest, unaware that the beasts roaming these woods are far more deadly than the Soldiers of God.
THIS WEEK: The film was announced (above details from ArrowintheHead) and ArrowintheHead put up a promo poster (see it HERE).
DOOM Merchants of Note: Director – Alex Proyas (THE CROW, DARK CITY)
Plot: In the future, people are implanted with a device that makes them capable of superhuman feats. The powerful technology has profound consequences for society, and soon a set of laws is passed that restricts the abilities—and rights—of "amplified" humans. On the day that the Supreme Court passes the first of these laws, twenty-nine-year-old Owen Gray joins the ranks of a new persecuted underclass known as "amps." Owen is forced to go on the run, desperate to reach an outpost in Oklahoma where, it is rumored, a group of the most enhanced amps may be about to change the world—or destroy it.
THIS WEEK: The film was announced (Above details from The Hollywood Reporter).
DOOM Merchants of Note: Stars – James Cosmo (GAME OF THRONES)
Plot: Tommy Cowley lives a quiet life in a decaying apartment complex with his very pregnant wife. After a shocking act of violence when the couple is attacked by a group of hooded young thugs, Tommy is left to raise his newborn daughter alone. Tommy is so shaken by the experience that he develops extreme agoraphobia, and he alternates between hiding out indoors from imagined threats and intense therapy sessions aimed at bringing him back to normalcy. When the same hooded gang, seemingly intent on kidnapping his daughter, begins terrorizing his life again, Tommy is torn between his paralyzing fear and his parental instinct to protect. With the help of a priest who has uncovered the genesis of this ruthless, and potentially supernatural, gang, Tommy must overcome his fears to save his family.
THIS WEEK: ShockTillYouDrop scored two clips from the film. See them HERE and HERE.
DOOM Merchants of Note: Stars – Jena Malone (SUCKER PUNCH), Chloe Sevigny (THE KILLING ROOM, ZODIAC)
Plot: Two sisters decide to keep their deceased mother in their home after being informed that she will come back to life.
THIS WEEK: Screen Daily reports that Ryan Kampe’s Visit Films has acquired world sales rights to the film. Said Kampe: “I love when a director can take strong talent and drama and infuse it with the supernatural. These are the films that audiences remember and stand out in the marketplace.”
Plot: A year after the murder of young Marcela, her family travels to an isolated country house, intending to heal their wounds. But in the hauntingly beautiful countryside, the trip will soon turn into a collective hell. The isolation unearths the memories of Marcela’s death, one son’s deep attraction to his aunt, another son’s hatred for his brother, and the dark fantasy that completely envelops the family’s seven year-old twins which is based on the macabre stories that their aunt tells them before bed. Soon the family members are sunk into a state of nightmarish insanity that some of them may not survive.
THIS WEEK: Bloody-Disgusting put up three stills from the film. See them HERE.
DOOM Merchants of Note: Stars – Temuera Morrison (STAR WARS: EPISODE II – ATTACK OF THE CLONES)
Plot: A dysfunctional gang of criminals invade the home of a middle class Maori family and take them hostage. But this seemingly normal family has a deep, dark secret, and when the fugitives discover the home abattoir, the tables are turned and the hunters become the hunted.
THIS WEEK: Bloody-Disgusting put up some stills (see them HERE), a poster (see it HERE), and the trailer (see it HERE).
THE DEAD 2
THIS WEEK: Shocktillyoudrop reports that Howard and Jonathan Ford have finished the script for the sequel to last year's THE DEAD. They also put up a teaser trailer, which you can see HERE.
RETURN TO THE CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH
DOOM Merchants of Note: Director – Lloyd Kaufman (POULTRYGEIST: NIGHT OF THE CHICKEN DEAD, TERROR FIRMER); Stars – Ron Jeremy, Debbie Rochon (TROMEO & JULIET, BLEED), Joe Fleishaker (Troma Action Hero Legend)
Plot: A young high school couple face off against the Cretins, a gang consisting of the horribly mutated students from glee club.
THIS WEEK: Troma’s remake of the original splatterpunk CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH has a teaser trailer up at ArrowInTheHead. See it HERE. Bloody-Disgusting put up a new poster for the film. See it HERE.
DOOM Merchants of Note: Written and Directed by – Denny Draven (GHOST MONTH)
Plot: Three struggling filmmakers finally catch the break they are looking for when they are hired to shoot a behind-the-scenes documentary for a major studio production. But their dream job quickly turns into a nightmare when they explore the haunted hospital location and find something far worse than anything Hollywood could create: the malevolent secrets of the sinister doctor who once ran it.
THIS WEEK: FullMoonHorror.com put up the trailer for the upcoming found footage horror flick, see it HERE.
DOOM Merchants of Note: Director - Sacha Gervasi (ANVIL: THE STORY OF ANVIL); Stars – Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Beil, James D’Arcy, Kurtwood Smith (THAT ‘70’S SHOW, ROBOCOP), Michael Wincott (ALONG CAME A SPIDER, THE CROW)
Plot: A love story between filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and his wife, Alma Reville, set against the filming of PSYCHO in 1959.
THIS WEEK: ArrowInTheHead put up a new poster up for the upcoming flick. See it HERE. Shareyourscream.com put up a new clip. See it HERE.
BIGFOOT: THE LOST COAST TAPES
DOOM Merchants of Note: Stars - Frank Ashmore (THE GUILD, V (Original)
Plot: When a Bigfoot Hunter claims to have the body of a dead Sasquatch, a disgraced journalist stakes his comeback -- and the lives of his documentary film crew -- on proving the find to be a hoax.
THIS WEEK: ShockTillYouDrop put up a clip from the upcoming “When Sasquatch Attack!” film. See it HERE.
Plot: The morning after Carlos, a TV star and teen idol, is invited to a wild party, he wakes up trapped in a sinister house with three girls he encountered the previous night. With communication cut off and escape impossible, it doesn’t take long for them to realize that they are not alone in this house.
THIS WEEK: ShockTillYouDrop posted a new poster for the Spanish horror flick. See it HERE.
HANSEL AND GRETAL: WITCH HUNTERS
DOOM Merchants of Note: Written and Directed By – Tommy Wirkola (DEAD SNOW); Stars – Famke Janssen, Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Zoe Bell (DEATH PROOF), Derek Mears (FRIDAY THE 13TH)
Plot: Fifteen years after the traumatic incident with the gingerbread house, Hansel and Gretal have grown into vengeful, dedicated witch hunters. The Mayor of the town of Augsburg recruits them to rid the area of an evil sorceress planning to make a sacrifice of several local children during the 'Blood Moon' night in two days time.
THIS WEEK: IGN has a new red-band trailer. See it HERE. ShockTillYouDrop put up a new poster, see it HERE.
HOTEL DE SADE
Plot: A psychopathic pimp takes revenge on a man by luring him into a depraved brothel, where a sexual paradise hides his worst nightmare.
THIS WEEK: ArrowintheHead has put up a poster, see it HERE.
DOOM Merchants of Note: Stars – Michael Biehn (ALIENS, THE TERMINATOR)
Plot: Samuel Gradius, a 500-year-old vampire, has lived far too long, and wants to die. Not content with simple suicide, he decides to go out in battle. Entrenched in a mob-run city, he sets out to challenge the descendants of great warriors he has faced in his past, in hopes of finding someone worthy of killing him.
THIS WEEK: ShockTillYouDrop posted some promo art and an image from the film. See them HERE.
BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP
DOOM Merchants of Note: Nicole Kidman
Plot: A north London woman wakes up every morning remembering nothing. Her husband tells her she suffered a trauma, and that she dare not leave home. She sneaks off to a doctor who gives her a small digital recorder and urges her to play back her thoughts day after day in hopes of re-integrating her mind. She does and it works, and that's when she comes to realize that the man sleeping next to her isn't her husband.
THIS WEEK: Variety reports that Mark Strong (GREEN LANTERN) has joined the cast.
THE WOMAN IN BLACK: ANGELS OF DEATH
Plot: 40 years after the events of the first film, a new couple moves in to Eel Marsh House and must contend with the woman in black.
THIS WEEK: Collider put up a new promo poster. See it HERE.
DOOM Merchants of Note: Director – Barry Levinson
Plot: Chaos breaks out in a small Maryland town after an ecological disaster occurs.
THIS WEEK: Apple put up a new clip, which you can see HERE. Hitfix put up a pair of new images, which you can see HERE. ShockTillYouDrop asked Barry Levinson a few questions about the film, read the mini interview HERE. Bloody-Disgusting also got an interview, read it HERE.
DOOM Merchants of Note: Stars – Malin Ackerman (WATCHMEN), Tyler Labine (TUCKER AND DALE VERSUS EVIL)
Plot: Todd wants everything to be just perfect at the family cottage where he is planning to propose to Cammie. But things go awry with the arrival of Todd's slacker brother, Salinger and his free-spirited girlfriend, Masha. When Todd accidentally kills his annoying brother with an axe, Cammie is determined not to let a murder stand in the way of their happiness...
THIS WEEK: ShockTillYouDrop posted the sales trailer. You can see it HERE.
DOOM Merchants of Note: Director – Chan-wook Park (THIRST, OLDBOY); Stars – Nichole Kidman, Dermot Mulroney
Plot: When her father dies, a girl’s enigmatic uncle moves in to help care for her and her emotionally unstable mother. Although suspicious about his motives, she finds herself drawn to him.
THIS WEEK: Empire put up a new poster and promo video for the first English language horror film from the director of OLDBOY. See the poster HERE and the video HERE.
DOOM Merchants of Note: Written By – Noel Clarke (ADULTHOOD, TORCHWOOD) Stars - Noel Clarke (STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, DOCTOR WHO)
Plot: Mark and Nikki sit at a 24-hour storage facility dividing up their possessions after a recent break-up when, suddenly, the power goes off. Trapped in a dark maze of endless corridors with a mystery predator hunting them - In a place designed to keep things in, how do you get out?
THIS WEEK: ArrowintheHead reports that Magnet Releasing has acquired the North American distribution rights to the film.
Noel Clarke: "“We couldn’t ask for a more reputable company than Magnet to take the reins on STORAGE 24. The goal at the beginning of this journey, when writing this movie, was to produce a project that would make headway internationally, and we are pleased this film has done that. US audiences are in for a treat.”
STORAGE 24 will debut on all video on demand platforms on December 6, 2012, followed by a theatrical release in early January 2013.
ArrowintheHead also posted a promo trailer, which you can see HERE.
JOHN DIES AT THE END
DOOM Merchants of Note: Director - Don Coscarelli (PHANTASM, BUBBA HO-TEP); Stars – Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown (HIGHLANDER, STARSHIP TROOPERS), Doug Jones (HELLBOY), Angus Scrimm (PHANTASM)
Plot: A new street drug that sends its users across time and through dimensions has one drawback: some of the people that return are no longer human. Can two college dropouts save humanity from this silent, otherworldly invasion?
THIS WEEK: ShockTillYouDrop put up the trailer. You can see it HERE.
DOOM Merchants of Note: Producer – Edgar Wright; Stars – Alice Lowe (HOT FUZZ)
Plot: Chris wants to show his girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple when their dream holiday takes a very wrong turn...
THIS WEEK: A series of fake classified ads that are actually clever promos for the film have been put up at ArrowintheHead. See them HERE.
Plot: Toward the end of World War II, scientists in a secret Nazi lab have begun experimenting with the journal of Dr. Victor Frankenstein, assembling an army of stitched together zombie super-soldiers - Hitler's last desperate grab at victory.
THIS WEEK: ArrowintheHead put up the first two stills from the FrankenNazi fright flick. See them HERE.
DOOM Merchants of Note: Director - Marcus Dunstan (SAW IV, V, VI & VII); Written by - Marcus Dunstan & Patrick Melton (SAW IV, V, VI & VII)
Plot: (Sequel to THE COLLECTOR) The Collector takes his latest victim, Elena, to an old hotel he has turned into a lair of torture and death. Elena's father hires a team of mercenaries to save her, who turn to Arkin, the only person to ever escape the Collector’s wrath.
THIS WEEK: Apple has a new clip, see it HERE. ShockTillYouDrop put up a TV clip from the film, see it HERE. Bloody-Disgusting posted four new stills for the film, see them HERE.
DOOM Merchants of Note: Stars - Lance Henriksen, Bruce Dern
Plot: (Sequel to THE TOOLBOX MURDERS) A young woman is kidnapped and forced to endure the evils of a violent homicidal maniac called the Toolbox Killer. Unfortunately her situation grows even worse when outside supernatural forces intercede...
THIS WEEK: ArrowintheHead posted the teaser trailer, see it HERE.
THE MIDNIGHT GAME
DOOM Merchants of Note: Director - A.D. Calvo (HOUSE OF DUST)
Plot: After performing a pagan ritual on a dare, a group of high school students find themselves trapped in an endless cycle of their worst fears.
THIS WEEK: ArrowintheHead posted a teaser trailer. See it HERE.
THE DARK ZONE
DOOM Merchants of Note: Director - David Cholewa (DEAD SHADOWS)
Plot: Two brothers, having been abducted by aliens, manage to escape and begin a search for their missing mother and sister. Forming a group with other surviving abductees, they fight their way through a mutating spaceship filled with secrets and deadly traps.
THIS WEEK: ArrowintheHead posted the first news of this flick, along with a poster and promo art (see them HERE), and a sales trailer (see it HERE).
DOOM Merchants of Note: Written By - Leigh Whannell (INSIDIOUS) and Ian Brennan (GLEE)
Plot: When a mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the pre-adolescent children into a feral swarm of mindless savages, an unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives against the monstrous pupils.
THIS WEEK: ArrowintheHead reports that Elijah Wood has signed on to star and produce the zombie flick.
DOOM Merchants of Note: Director – Toby Wilkins (THE GRUDGE 3)
Plot: A Special Forces team assigned to capture and transport an escaped terrorist are ambushed by a nest of tactically advanced zombies.
THIS WEEK: It was announced that filming will begin next March (Above details from Deadline). Bloody-Disgusting reports that Amber Heard is in talks to star.
DOOM Merchants of Note: Director – Tobe Hooper (THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE)
Plot: A couple discover that their new apartment has been built on a site that is home to some malevolent beings.
THIS WEEK: ShockTillYouDrop posted three images from the film (see them HERE), as well as a trailer (see it HERE).
DOOM Merchants of Note: Based on the Book Written By – Stephen King; Screenplay by – Stephen King and Adam Alleca (LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT); Stars – John Cusack
Plot: Artist Clayton Riddell had been negotiating a deal to sell his comic book project, when an event called The Pulse causes all those using their cell phones at the time to become zombies - attacking and killing anyone in their way.
THIS WEEK: The film was announced (Above details from Variety).
DOOM Merchants of Note: Co-Written and Directed By - Gareth Evans (THE RAID: REDEMPTION), Eduardo Sanchez (THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT) Jason Eisener (HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN), Timo Tjahjanto (MACABRE), Adam Wingard (V/H/S, YOU’RE NEXT)
Plot: Two investigators discover a video tape full of horrors while looking for a student.
THIS WEEK: The film was announced (Above details from The Hollywood Reporter).
DOOM Merchants of Note: Director – Joe Dante (GREMLINS, THE BURBS); Stars - Dylan Walsh (THE STEPFATHER), Robert Englund
Plot: Sam Davidson, whose wife recently committed suicide and is now a widowed father of two, flies on a transcontinental flight from Los Angeles to Toronto. When strange atmospheric conditions begin to affect the aircraft, Sam protects his children and his new girlfriend from the other passengers, particularly a fanatical minister who believes that the bizarre phenomena could be a sign from God.
THIS WEEK: The film was announced (Above details from ShockTillYouDrop).
DOOM Merchants of Note: Stars – Ellen Wong (SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD), Malcolm McDowell, Lisa Marie (SLEEPY HOLLOW, ED WOOD), Jaime King (SIN CITY, THE SPIRIT)
Plot: (Remake of SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT) The police force of a remote Midwestern town search for a killer Santa Claus who is picking off citizens on Christmas Eve.
THIS WEEK: ShockTillYouDrop got an interview with the director. Read it HERE. They also posted the trailer for the film, see it HERE.
DA VINCI’S DEMONS
DOOM Merchants of Note: Written By - David S. Goyer (THE DARK KNIGHT, BLADE)
Plot: In a world where thought and faith are controlled, one man fights to set knowledge free. The secret history of Leonardo Da Vinci's tantalizing life reveals a portrait of a young man tortured by a gift of superhuman genius. He is a heretic intent on exposing the lies of religion. An insurgent seeking to subvert an elitist society. A bastard son who yearns for legitimacy with his father. Finding himself in the midst of a storm that has been brewing for centuries, a conflict between truth and lies, religion and reason, past and future. Leonardo must take up the fight against foes who use history to suppress the truth.
THIS WEEK: ShockTillYouDrop posted the trailer to this upcoming TV miniseries. See it HERE.
OUTPOST: BLACK SUN
DOOM Merchants of Note: Director – Steve Barker (OUTPOST); Stars – Richard Coyle (COUPLING), Clive Russell (SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS)
Plot: (Sequel to OUTPOST) The year is 1945, the closing stages of WW2, and a German scientist by the name of Klausener is working on a frightening new technology that has the power to create an immortal Nazi army. Flash forward to present day, and a NATO task force is hurriedly deployed to Eastern Europe, where a sinister enemy appears to be mercilessly killing everything in its path. But this is no ordinary foe. Only Helena, a gutsy investigator on the trail of the notorious war-criminal Klausener, accepts the reality that they are facing a battalion of Nazi Storm-Troopers, a veritable zombie army on the march. With the help of Wallace, a man who's been chasing Nazi secrets for years, the two of them team up with a Special Forces Unit to venture deep behind enemy lines. Their mission: To fight their way back to the source of this evil army and prevent the seemingly inevitable rise of the 4th Reich.
THIS WEEK: ArrowintheHead posted a clip from the film, see it HERE.
DOOM Merchants of Note: Based on the Short Story Written By – Edgar Allan Poe; Director - Brad Anderson (THE MACHINEST)
Plot: A newly arrived physician apprenticing at a mental institution falls in love with a patient under complicated circumstances.
THIS WEEK: The film was announced (Above details from Deadline).
DOOM Merchants of Note: Adam Gierasch (NIGHT OF THE DEMONS, AUTOPSY), Vinnie Jones (MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN)
Plot: Dylan White, having woken from a coma 8 months before with absolutely no memory of who he is or where he's from, is looking to start again with as little drama as possible. He has a job and a girlfriend that fit easily into his purposefully empty life. He is rolling along, going with the flow, until he begins suddenly sliding between our world and another dimension filled with unimaginable horror.
THIS WEEK: ShockTillYouDrop has put up a poster for the flick. See it HERE.
IN THEIR SKIN
DOOM Merchants of Note: Stars - Selma Blair, James D’Arcy (HITCHCOCK)
Plot: Following a tragic incident, Mary and Mark Hughes escape their upscale, suburban life to spend some quality time at their isolated country home. A friendly evening with neighbors is suddenly interrupted when one man’s obsession with perfection escalates into a violent struggle, forcing everyone to extreme measures in order to survive.
THIS WEEK: ArrowintheHead put up a new poster for the film. See it HERE.
THE QUIET ONES
Plot: The story, inspired by true events, follows an unorthodox, but charismatic, Professor who uses controversial methods and coerces his best students into taking part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist from negative human energy.
THIS WEEK: ShockTillYouDrop got the first image from the film. See it HERE.
Plot: There's a game common to the majority of kids around the world, both in and out of summer camps - Tag, you’re it. The fun of the game is that the roles are constantly changing. The pursuer becomes the pursued, the cat becomes the mouse. But this is a game you'd never want to be part of and where, sometimes, in order to escape the only option is to attack.
THIS WEEK: Bloody-Disgusting posted a new poster for the film. See it HERE.
Plot: An elite military dog sled team fends off zombie polar bears while uncovering a plot involving the release a dangerous new organism.
THIS WEEK: The film was announced (Above details from Variety).
UNEARTHED & UNTOLD: THE PATH TO PET SEMATARY
Plot: An independent documentary taking an extensive look at the making of Pet Sematary and the legacy the film has established among horror fans and scholars of Stephen King's work. In addition to featuring many cast and crew members never before interviewed about their involvement in the film, this documentary will also take fans on a tour of all the filming locations.
THIS WEEK: ArrowintheHead posted a complete list of all the contributors that worked on the documentary. See it HERE.
• ArrowInTheHead reports that Scream Factory will be releasing X-RAY (1981), SCHIZOID (1980) and THE GODSEND (1980) in late 2013! They have also posted cover art for PRISON, a TERRORVISION / VIDEO DEAD combo DVD, and the back cover for DEADLY BLESSING. See those HERE.
• V/H/S hits DVD and Blu-Ray on December 4th.
• An unrated cut of HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET hits DVD and Blu-ray on January 8, 2013.
• OUTPOST: BLACK SUN hits DVD and Blu-ray this month.
• THE THOMPSONS is out on DVD and Blu-ray December 31st.
• ShockTillYouDrop reports that Shout! Factory has picked up the DVD rights to the animated BEETLEJUICE series.
• Newly formed production company, Cryofilms, announced two new horror films. David Cholewa (DEAD SHADOWS) will direct THE BLACK GATE and César Ducasse (DARK SOULS) directs THE KNUCKLERS.
• RIDDICK was confirmed to be rated R.
• SCORCHED EARTH has been snapped up by Entertainment One for multi-territory distribution, U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Australia and Scandinavia among them.
• GHOSTBUSTERS 3 has had its start date pushed back until after March of 2013.
• Ridley Scott and Scott Free London are partnering with Orchard Media and Focus Features International on six horror / sci-fi low-budget feature films over the next three years. Ridley Scott will executive produce the films, which will release under the banner 'Ridley Scott Presents."
• Deadline reports XLrator Media will release UNDER THE BED in theaters next summer.
• Variety reports Anchor Bay will release NO ONE LIVES theatrically in North America, the U.K. and Australia sometime in 2013.
• Glenn Hetrick announced on SyFy's FACE OFF, that he will be writing and producing a film adaptation of Brian Lumley's NECROSCOPE.
• Variety reports Lionsgate has picked up HELLBENDERS, and will release the horror comedy theatrically.
• Shout! Factory and SC Films International will distribute COCKNEYS VS. ZOMBIES in the U.S. and Canada, and TOWER BLOCK in the U.S.
• Grindstone has scooped up North American rights to SAWNEY: FLESH OF MAN.
• Raven Banner and Media 108 picked up the rights to RESOLUTION outside of America.
• Movieweb reports that AnnaLynne McCord, Billy Zane and Viva Bianca have all been cast in Mark Jones' SCORNED.
• BAC Films scooped up international rights to THE ARDOR, which is due to start filming next March.
• Michael Madsen, Lacey Chabert, Scott Grimes (CRITTERS), Thomas Ian Nicholas (HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION) and Clare Kramer (BUFFY, THE VAMPIRE SLAYER) have joined the cast of THE LOST TREE.
• K5 Entertainment is handling international sales for Robert Eggers' THE WITCH OF NEW-CANAAN WOODE.
• Deadline reports that XLrator Media has acquired U.S. rights to horror comedy INBRED.
• Latino Review says that Universal wants to adapt IDW comic LOCKE AND KEY into a film trilogy.
• According to Variety, Image Entertainment has picked up all U.S. rights to Roger Christian's STRANDED.
• Amy Seimetz (THE SIGNAL), AJ Bowen (THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL), Joe Swanberg (V/H/S), Kentucker Audley (V/H/S) and Gene Jones (YOU’RE NEXT) have been cast in THE SACRAMENT.
• Haley Bennett has signed on as the lead in Oliver Blackburn’s KRISTY.
• ShockTillYouDrop got some details on a new horror film, called MR. JONES, came out at the American Film Market. "From the producer of THE PACT, MR. JONES is CABIN IN THE WOODS meets JACOB’S LADDER, a terrifying nightmare that's so real, even daylight brings no relief."
• Another new horror flick ShockTillYouDrop has some details (and a photo) for is PROJECT BLUE BOOK. “A terrifying sci-fi story inspired by dramatic found footage, PROJECT BLUE BOOK preys on our fear of the unknown as we follow an average American family who find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. While driving to a campsite in the Brown Mountains of North Carolina, the Morris family's GPS malfunctions and they are lead to a remote tunnel surrounded by abandoned vehicles. The father is abducted, leaving his traumatized wife and children to flee and seek refuge in a nearby cabin. There, they are horrified to learn that strange lights in the nearby mountains have been linked to alien abduction and human sacrifice for centuries. When the remaining members of the family find themselves under siege, a brutal and bloody attack unfolds which we witness through the lens of the youngest child's video camera." You can see the photo HERE.
• ShockTillYouDrop reports that Grindstone Entertainment Group picked up the North American rights and Recreation has picked up the international rights to the horror film DARK FEED.
• Horror comic book CHOPPER is being made into a film. ComicBookMovie.com has the story HERE.
• Madeline Zima has joined the cast of THE HOARDER, according to ShockTillYouDrop.
• Upcoming Oscar hopeful SHARKNADO had some promo art posted at ShockTillYouDrop. See it
• ShockTillYouDrop has the first details on upcoming horror flick THE GOOD PEOPLE. “Adam and Clare move with their new baby, Finn to rural Ireland after Adam, a geneticist, has clashed with a group of protestors that are against his research. But the idyllic locale is misleading, and soon the couple find themselves in a terrifying fight for survival when they come under attack from the horrifying and demonic creatures that lurk in the woods, hellbent on destroying them.”
• It was announced at the American Film Market that Robert Loggia, Yasmine Bleeth, and Gary Daniels (THE EXPENDABLES) will headline the upcoming Elizabeth Bathory horror flick BEAUTIFUL EVIL.
• ShockTillYouDrop got the first details on the upcoming horror flick IKLLR. “It started with a picture of a pretty, ambitious, self-dependent young woman sitting in a coffee shop, in-between college classes. In it, she was minding her own business, occupied with schoolwork and distracted by a boyfriend she loved very much. Her name was Jennifer Taylor and she didn’t know the picture had been taken. She also didn’t know the person who took it. The same person who would take her too. The picture first surfaced on Twitter and every day afterwards, there was a new photo of Jennifer, each one getting closer and closer to her, shedding more light on her very quiet, self-contained life. The pictures were soon followed by videos, following her from a distance. Twitter followers watched Jennifer leave her house each morning, grab a coffee, go to school, study hard and return home alone at night. Eventually, they would watch Jennifer get those same pictures sent to her anonymously on her own phone.”
• According to Deadline, the SKYFALL team of John Logan and Sam Mendes are working on a vampire hunting television show set in the 1800’s and featuring the characters Van Helsing and Dr. Frankenstein as vampire hunters.
• Matt Dallas and Briana Evigan may join the cast of the horror film 3:30AM, according to Variety.
• Bloody-Disgusting has an interview up with the writer of the HELLRAISER: THE ROAD BELOW comic miniseries, Brandon Seifert. Read it HERE.
• According to Bloody-Disgusting, Don Coscarelli recently had this to say on the subject of making a PHANTASM V: “There’s been a lot of speculation for a lot of time. When I made PHANTASM IV I really saw it as an end. And it really was an ending of that portion. But I will tell you that I get so many questions about PHANTASM V. And no one’s talking about remakes! They want a PHANTASM V with the original actors. All of the actors are in great shape, Angus Scrimm does an excellent job in JOHN DIES AT THE END. And I used to just dismiss the idea of PHANTASM V, but now I have to take it a little more seriously. There is a rabid fan base that will not be denied! So once I get done with this publicity thing I have to find a way to satisfy that demand!”
• Filming has wrapped on DRACULA: THE DARK PRINCE, starring Jon Voight as Van Helsing, but very little is currently known about the film.
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To see a video gallery of this weeks' clips and trailers, go HERE.
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