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Channel Zero Creator Nick Antosca Shares 5 Fantastic Short Horror Stories

  • Dread Central
Tomorrow marks the finale of the second season of Syfy’s “Channel Zero: No-End House”, which was created by Nick Antosca (“Hannibal”, “Teen Wolf”, The Forest). The series, which adapts an internet creepypasta into a six-episode season, has garnered a lot… Continue Reading →

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Strangers 2 First Look, Release Date and Title Revealed

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Strangers 2 First Look, Release Date and Title Revealed
For years we've heard about a potential sequel to The Strangers, a movie that many consider to be one of the best home invasion horror movies ever made. Now, The Strangers 2 is finally makings its way to theaters. Not only that, but the sequel has an official title and release date. To top it all off, the studio has released the very first photo from the highly-anticipated horror sequel and, if we were to guess, the trailer probably isn't all that far behind.

According to a report from Bloody Disgusting, The Strangers 2 is now officially titled Strangers: Prey at Night. The studio has officially given the movie a March 9, 2018, release date. That is significant, as it marks the 10th anniversary of the original movie. An entire decade between horror sequels for a very successful movie is an unusually long time to wait. The Strangers was made for just $9 million and grossed $82 million worldwide.
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“Games of Thrones” star Natalie Dormer Ends Up ‘In Darkness’

“Games of Thrones” star Natalie Dormer Ends Up ‘In Darkness’
Here’s the first ever shot of The Forest and “Games of Thrones” star Natalie Dormer with Ed Skrein (Deadpool) in Anthony Byrne‘s psychological revenge thriller In Darkness. In Darkness centers on a blind musician (Dormer) who gets pulled into London’s dark underbelly after she hears a murder committed in the apartment above her. As she becomes embroiled in this […]
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How Shudder Is Fostering a New Breed of Horror Directors

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How Shudder Is Fostering a New Breed of Horror Directors
There are many filmmaking workshops, hosted by institutions ranging from Sundance to Ifp, that allow emerging directors to assess their next projects with a group of mentors. Shudder Labs falls in line with that tradition, but comes equipped with a special focus: The new creative retreat is exclusively designed for horror directors. Hosted by Shudder, the horror streaming platform owned by AMC Networks, Shudder Labs was run by former journalist and curator Sam Zimmerman and took place June 11–15 at the Mohonk Mountain House.

Seven filmmakers participated in the lab, taking guidance from mentors that included Sarah Adina Smith (“Buster’s Mal Heart”), Larry Fessenden (director, “The Last Winter”) and Lindsay Peters (Director of the Frontieres International Co-Production Market). The Masters-in-Residence were Mike Flanagan (director, “Ouija: Origin of Evil,” “Hush,” the upcoming Stephen King adaption “Gerald’s Game”) and Nick Antosca (screenwriter, “Channel Zero,” “Hannibal,” “The Forest”).

Since horror filmmaking occupies a unique niche,
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Shudder to Release Original Programming, Starting with Rodney Ascher’s Documentary Primal Screen

  • DailyDead
Horror fans have flocked to Shudder to watch a wide rage of pre-existing content since AMC launched the streaming service back in 2016, and now Shudder is adding original programming to its arsenal with upcoming "Shudder Originals," beginning with Rodney Ascher's (Room 237, The Nightmare) new horror documentary Primal Screen on June 8th.

Press Release: New York, New York — June 2, 2017 — Today, AMC Networks’ Shudder announces its entry into original content. The premium streaming service, known for super-serving fans of thrillers, suspense and horror, is developing six new titles all of which will debut as “Shudder Originals”. The high-caliber original programming slate launches Thursday, June 8 with a new horror documentary from genre favorite Rodney Ascher, titled Primal Screen. Other upcoming Shudder Originals include a mystery series; a Ted Bundy-inspired scripted project; and a series based on an Emily Schultz novel, among many others.

As the first Shudder Original, Primal Screen explores
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Annecy unveils 2017 line-up

Annecy unveils 2017 line-up
Zombillenium announced as opener; China named as guest country, Guillermo del Toro to return.

French animator and illustrator Arthur de Pin’s child-friendly comedy-horror tale Zombillenium (pictured) - set against the backdrop of an amusement-terror park were the staff are a motley crew of vampires, zombies and werewolves - will open this year’s edition of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, running June 12-17 this year.

It is among nine special event screenings including Pixar’s Cars 3, which will be proceeded by a presentation of footage from Mexico-set, Day of the Dead-inspired drama Coco in the presence of director Lee Unkrich, producer Darla K. Anderson and co-director Adrian Molina; Despicable Me 3 and The Big Bad Fox And Other Animals.

Zombillenium will also compete in the 10-title feature film competition.

Other contenders for Annecy’s Cristal for best feature film include Iranian director Ali Soozandeh’s Tehran Taboo, exploring sexuality
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The Strangers 2 to begin production this summer with Johannes Roberts directing

It’s been a long while since we heard anything about The Strangers 2, the planned sequel to the 2008 home invasion horror, but now comes word from THR that The Other Side of the Door director Johannes Roberts has signed on to helm the film, with production set to get underway this summer.

The Strangers redefined the home invasion genre by perfectly combining character and terror in a way that we rarely see,” said Mark Lane, co-founder of The Fyzz Facility Pictures. “This is a sequel that has been eagerly awaited and we are delighted to deliver it to the fans.”

The sequel has been written by original director Bryan Bertino and Ben Ketai (The Forest) and “follows a family whose road trip takes a turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park and after the power goes out they decide to hunker down for the night in a borrowed trailer.
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Johnny Frank Garrett’S Last Word Trailer, Poster & VOD Release Date

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Following its world premiere last year at the SXSW Film Festival, Johnny Frank Garrett’s Last Word is coming to VOD platforms this March courtesy of Momentum Pictures, and we have the release details, trailer, and poster for the new film from Simon Rumley.

Momentum Pictures will release Johnny Frank Garrett’s Last Word on VOD platforms beginning March 7th.

Directed by Simon Rumley (The ABCs of Death, Red White & Blue) from a screenplay by Tony Giglio (Chaos), Ben Ketai (The Forest) and Marc Haimes (Kubo and the Two Strings), Johnny Frank Garrett’s Last Word stars Mike Doyle (The Invitation, Jersey Boys),Sean Patrick Flanery (Powder, The Boondock Saints), Erin Cummings (Late Phases, Bitch Slap), and Devin Bonnée (Fashionista).

Synopsis: “Based on a true story, a nun was murdered in her convent bedroom in Amarillo, Texas on Halloween 1981. The police arrested a young man, Johnny Frank Garrett, who always
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The Weekend Warrior 1/6/17: Underworld: Blood Wars, Hidden Figures, A Monster Calls

  • LRM Online
Welcome back to the first Weekend Warrior of 2017, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out (when applicable).

We’ll bypass the past couple holiday weekends cause that was so 2016, and we’ll instead get right into the new movies opening on Friday including two that opened in select cities and are expanding nationwide.

Underworld: Blood Wars (Sony/Screen Gems)

Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Tobias Menzies, Lara Pulver, Charles Dance, James Faulkner, Peter Andersson, Clementine Nicholson, Bradley James, Daisy Head

Director: Anna Foerster (debut feature from director of TV shows Outlander & Criminal Minds)

Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller

Rated R

Plot: The vampire death dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale) finds herself facing both Lycans and vampires, both of them trying to use the blood of her daughter to create new hybrids, so she and David (Theo James
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Interview: Channel Zero: Candle Cove Showrunner Nick Antosca Talks Season 1 & What’s to Come in Season 2

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Syfy's new series Channel Zero: Candle Cove premieres tonight at 9:00pm Et, but its story may already haunt you. Channel Zero's first season is based on one of the most haunting "Creepypastas," stories published online that use a wide range of narrative styles and multi-media presentations to blur the lines between fiction and reality. Before viewers tune into Candle Cove tonight, we caught up with Channel Zero showrunner Nick Antosca (Hannibal TV series, The Forest) to discuss the six-episode adaptation of Kris Straub's chilling Creepypasta, as well as what viewers can expect from Channel Zero's second season.

Candle Cove is one of the creepiest Creepypasta stories out there. When did you first become aware of the Candle Cove story? Were you a fan of it before coming onto this project?

Nick Antosca: I was, yeah, I read it a couple years ago. I have
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Aokigahara Beckons In First Trailer For The People Garden

You wait for a Hollywood movie to feature the legendary Japanese forest known as Aokigahara – Aka the suicide forest – and suddenly three arrive (almost) at once. The first two, The Sea of Trees and the Natalie Dormer-fronted horror pic The Forest, ultimately failed to impress. But third time’s a charm, right?

The latest movie to take place under the shadow of Mt. Fiji is The People Garden, Nadia Litz’s character-driven drama that follows Dree Hemingway into the bowels of Aokigahara. Having made the long trip to Japan to severe ties with her rock star boyfriend Jamie, Hemingway’s Sweetpea is a woman on a mission, but our lead character soon begins to suspect something is amiss when her significant other is nowhere to be found.

Last seen shooting a music video with Pamela Anderson’s aging lingerie model, The People Garden chronicles Hemingway’s desperate journey deep into the forest,
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Movie News: Sebastian Stan Joins 'Logan Lucky'; Watch Naomi Watts in First Disturbing 'Shut In' Trailer

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Logan Lucky: Sebastian Stan (Captain America: Civil War) will costar in Logan Lucky. Steven Soderbergh is directing; the cast already includes Daniel Craig, Channing Tatum, Hilary Swank, Katherine Heigl, Adam Driver and Seth MacFarlane. The heist movie is currently in production in Atlanta. [THR]   The Professor and the Madman: Natalie Dormer (The Forest, above) has joined the cast of The Professor and the Madman. Mel Gibson will star as a professor who began to compile the famed Oxford English Dictionary in 1857. Sean Penn will play an imprisoned murderer who helps with Gibson's work; Dormer will costar as the widow of the man killed by Penn's character. [THR]   Shut In Trailer: Naomi Waltts stars in the first trailer for Shut In as a widowed...

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News Briefs: Sebastian Stan Joins Steven Soderbergh's 'Logan Lucky'

Logan Lucky: Sebastian Stan (Captain America: Civil War, above) will costar in Logan Lucky. Steven Soderbergh is directing; the cast already includes Daniel Craig, Channing Tatum, Hilary Swank, Katherine Heigl, Adam Driver and Seth MacFarlane. The heist movie is currently in production in Atlanta. [THR]   The Professor and the Madman: Natalie Dormer (The Forest, above) has joined the cast of The Professor and the Madman. Mel Gibson will star as a professor who began to compile...

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The Sea Of Trees Review

After watching Gus Van Sant’s The Sea Of Trees, I’m convinced that composer Mason Bates was shown a completely different movie to score. How else can you explain the gentle woodland nymph-y aesthetic that Bates favors as Matthew McConaughey stumbles frantically around Aokigahara, otherwise known as The Suicide Forest?!

Last time I checked, suicide forests weren’t happy-go-lucky camping sites, and actor Ken Watanabe wasn’t a magical forest creature. The Sea Of Trees is such a strange, bi-polar fever-dream, far beyond Bates’ ill-fitting – and never ceasing – musical accompaniment, but it’s a damn good place to start. Then we can get to how a famed location known for unspeakable sorrow is barely characterized and defined, as yet another movie wastes Japan’s deadliest landmark.

McConaughey plays Arthur Brennan, an adjunct college professor who buys a one-way ticket to the Aokigahara forest. Arthur can’t bear to live another day alone,
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Breck Eisner to Direct New Friday The 13th Movie?

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The director of The Crazies remake might be heading to Camp Crystal Lake, as Variety reports that Breck Eisner (The Last Witch Hunter) is in talks to helm the 13th film of the Jason Voorhees franchise.

While we have yet to hear official confirmation from Paramount Pictures and Platinum Dunes regarding a finalized deal, it looks like Eisner could be the one to bring Jason back to the big screen for the first time since 2009. David Bruckner (The Signal) was at one time lined up to direct the new movie, back when a screenplay was being worked on by Nick Antosca (The Forest).

Should Eisner get the gig, he would direct from a screenplay by Aaron Guzikowski’s (Prisoners). The new Friday the 13th is currently scheduled for a January 13th, 2017 release from Paramount Pictures.

Plot details are largely unknown at this time, although producer Brad Fuller did reveal that
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David Goyer to Direct Hacker Movie Remake ‘Who Am I’

David Goyer to Direct Hacker Movie Remake ‘Who Am I’
David Goyer has been signed to direct “Who Am I,” a remake of the 2014 German thriller of the same name.

Goyer, best known for his work on the “Dark Knight” trilogy, is producing through his Phantom Four company along with Kevin Turen and Langley Park’s Kevin McCormick.

The original “Who Am I,” directed by Baran bo Odar, centered on a computer hacker group in Berlin that gears towards global fame. It was shot in Berlin and Rostock, starred Tom Schilling and Elyas M’Barek and screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

The remake is being written by Dan Wiedenhaupt, a former Atlas Entertainment exec who wrote “The Solutrean” for Studio 8.

Goyer wrote “Man of Steel” and co-wrote “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” with Chris Terrio. He produced “The Forest” and Open Road’s robot adventure “Miles.”

Goyer has also directed “Zig Zag,
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Win The Forest starring Natalie Dormer on Blu-ray

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To mark the release of The Forest on 20th June, we’ve been given 2 copies to give away on Blu-ray. A young American woman, Sara (Natalie Dormer), comes to the Aokigahara Forest at the foot of Mt. Fuji in search of her twin sister. In spite of everyone’s warnings not to stray from the path […]

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Get Under the Skin of the Inhabitants of ‘The Forest’

Get Under the Skin of the Inhabitants of ‘The Forest’
Natalie Dormer might be sitting pretty in the current season of Game of Thrones but things were slightly more sinister at the start of the year with her stab as a scream queen in The Forest. The path through Japan’s Suicide Forest is set to open again soon with the home entertainment release on the […]
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Competition: Win a ‘The Forest’ Blu-ray and T-Shirt

To celebrate the release of The Forest – on DVD, Blu-ray and available to download 20th June we are giving away a copy on Blu-ray and an exclusive The Forest t-shirt.

Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games) stars in a chilling and suspense-filled horror set in the haunting, real-life Aokigahara Forest. Travelling to Japan to find her missing-and-presumed-dead twin sister, Sara (Dormer) soon find herself lost in the forest – and discovers its ancient ghost stories may be more than just legend. Steeped in mystery, nail-biting tension and jump-out-your-seat shocks, The Forest is an experience of true terror.

Natalie Dormer also puts in terrific dual performance, playing both protagonist Sara and her troubled twin sister Jess – more than just a scream queen, it’s proof that’s she’s one of this generation’s most talented and charismatic acting talents.

Be sure to take a terrifying trip into The Forest!
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Giveaway – Win The Forest Blu-ray and T-Shirt!

To celebrate the release of The Forest – on DVD, Blu-ray and available to download 20th June we are giving away a copy on Blu-ray and an exclusive The Forest t-shirt.

Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games) stars in a chilling and suspense-filled horror set in the haunting, real-life Aokigahara Forest. Travelling to Japan to find her missing-and-presumed-dead twin sister, Sara (Dormer) soon find herself lost in the forest – and discovers its ancient ghost stories may be more than just legend. Steeped in mystery, nail-biting tension and jump-out-your-seat shocks, The Forest is an experience of true terror.

Natalie Dormer also puts in terrific dual performance, playing both protagonist Sara and her troubled twin sister Jess – more than just a scream queen, it’s proof that’s she’s one of this generation’s most talented and charismatic acting talents.

Be sure to take a terrifying trip into The Forest!
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