Black &Blue Films have added a new title to their ever growing Horror Film portfolio with STALKER, which will be released on October 10th 2011. Above is the new poster art work for the film.
The much anticipated psychological chiller marks the feature film directing debut of former Eastenders star Martin Kemp and is set to hit cinemas across the UK from October 10, ahead of its DVD release on October 17th.
Jonathan Sothcott said today: "Stalker is the slickest, best-directed film we've made to date and a genuinely well-made, creepy horror film in its own right. We feel it is strong enough to stand a theatrical release in selected UK cinemas and we're looking forward to unleashing it on the world."
STALKER, also written by Martin Kemp, stars Jane March, Colin Salmon, Anna Brecon, Billy Murray, Jeniffer Matter & Linda Hayden.
Anchor Bay have released new poster artwork for THE DEAD ahead on the UK cinema release on September 2nd a month ahead of the US debut in October.
Directed by The Ford Brothers (who I interviewed at last year's FrightFest event) THE DEAD is a zombie film take doesn't follow the same pattern as the more modern zombie film. THE DEAD is a apocalyptic, savage journey to the heart of Africa – where life and death is far from black and white.
During the film of THE DEAD the Ford brothers we meet with many life threatening problems, as producer/director Howard Ford reveals: “We encountered real death on a daily basis and were held up at gun point several times, met real cannibals, got arrested and lead actor Rob Freeman very nearly died after contracting Malaria in the middle of filming.”
At this years FrightFest the festival welcomes back The Ford Brothers for a very special screening of the film which will include a live commentary where the duo will watch their film alongside the audience, divulging all the gory details on how they brought their living dead saga to the screen.For our Interview with the brothers click HERE
Straight from Comic Con we have some EXCLUSIVE news for the upcoming Zombie horror Zombie Apocalypse.
Carlos Gallardo (pictured Left), producer of the acclaimed Once Upon a Time in Mexico trilogy, and Kevin Eastman, co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the owner of Heavy Metal Publishing, have announced that they will be involved as executive producers on the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse which will be directed by new upcoming writer/director, Chee Keong Cheung .
Zombie Apocalypse is a unique mixture of the action, zombie horror and war genres with added mixed martial arts. Zombie Apocalypse will be a multi platform project, which will include a graphic novel, a future video game and various merchandise tie ins. Heavy Metal Publishingwill be the first to exploit the rights with the graphic novel featuring world class Heavy Metal writers and artists to coincide with the film’s 2012 release.
PLOT: When zombies start to take control of the world they turn into malevolent versions of their former selves with any previous physical combat skills enhanced to almost superhuman level, making eradication near impossible. Into this seething hell a squad of eight Special Forces soldiers are assigned a suicide mission to rescue a scientist from a city ruled by the undead.
Executive Producer, Carlos Gallardo, talks about his involvement in this project: “When I read the screenplay for Zombie Apocalypse I was completely mesmerised. I found the script to be powerful, dynamic and fast paced. Chee is a great young director with a lot of talent and I believe a big career ahead of him and he reminds me of my early days and collaboration with my good friend Robert Rodriguezand I am very keen to be involved with the next generation of independent filmmakers who can deliver something new and fresh to fans and I feel with both Chee and Zombie Apocalypse we have something truly exciting and special.”
Executive Producer, Kevin Eastman, (Pictured left) describes why he decide to come on board: “I’m a big action and zombie fan and I'm really excited Chee asked me to be part of the film. When Chee showed me the script and told me what he wanted to do with it, I just thought it was awesome.I think what’s interesting is Chee’s taken the best elements of all the zombie films I'd ever seen and turned it on its ear by adding this element of mixed martial arts to it. I think it’s going to be new, fresh and what he’s going to do with it is exceptional. I love Chee's vision and style and honestly believe Chee is a part of the ‘next wave’ of new directors that will take the genre-based medium I thrive in to newer and greater heights! We’re really excited about launching the first promotional campaign for Zombie Apocalypse at Comic Con.”
British-Chinese writer, director and producer, Chee Keong Cheung’s last film was the action/drama, Bodyguard: A New Beginning, which was filmed in the UK and Hong Kong and released through Lionsgate in North America.
Chee had this to say: “I’m incredibly excited and very honoured to be working with both Carlos and Kevin on the production. Their work speaks for itself, both having had incredible success with the franchises they’ve created. They’ve been hugely inspirational. Having been fascinated by zombie and war films I felt a fusion of the two, combined with martial arts, would provide a unique experience for film fans, and the opportunity for a unique action-packed event movie and Carlos and Kevin’s formidable experience in successful genre movies will help me realise that vision. I have profound respect for both the action and zombie genres and I hope to really thrill fans with the approach I have planned. We have some very exciting talent attached that we hope to announce soon and rest assured that every second of screen time is going to be dedicated to delivering what genre fans deserve. I’m also excited to confirm that Carlos Gallardo will not only act as an Executive Producer but will also be joining the cast as one of the as one of the eight Elite Special Forces Soldiers in the movie”
Every now and then I like to publicise new horror companies that are bring new and exciting titles here to the UK. One such company is CINE DU MONDE, a company which was brought to my attention by WOUND director David Blyth, who are releasing some cool look titles in the coming months. The Releases on offer are:
WOUND which is directed by David Blyth and stars Kate O'Rourke, Campbell Cooley and Sandy Lowe.
Susan is a woman whose horrific history of abuse refuses to release its tormenting grip on her. Tanya is a lost child searching for the mother she has never known. As the two seek reconciliation with their pasts, their paths become intertwined resulting in a surreal nightmare they won't wake up from until some form of blood soaked absolution has been exacted.
We then have the Hardcore low budget horror flick EASTER BUNNY KILL KILL, directed by Chad Ferrin.
Remington, a murderous grifter cons his way into a mother's heart, putting on a fatherly facade to her cherished son, Nicholas. But the second she leaves for work, a torrent of abuse rains upon the gentle boy. Remington heads out for some hookers and invites his dilettante-child molester-drug-dealer buddy over to abuse Nicholas. In the meantime, the only comfort the boy gets is in confiding with his new pet bunny. Debauchery is at hand but Nicholas is nowhere to be found but someone wearing the mask of the beloved holiday hopper shows up ready to deliver a blood-splattered night of unspeakable carnage
And finally we have the Japanese shocker SUICIDE CLUB from COLD FISH director Shion Sono. Synopsis
54 high school girls throw themselves in front of a subway train. This appears to be only the beginning of a string of suicides around the country. Does the new all-girl group Desert have anything to do with it? Detective Kuroda tries to find the answer, which isn't as simple as one could hope. For more titles coming soon visit www.cinedumonde.co.uk
Some of the biggest name in Hollywood star in this upcoming virus thriller. CONTAGION stars Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Winslet to name just a few.
“Contagion” follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart.
Contagion is released on 21st October 2011.
Forget Harry Potter the moment all you horror fans have been waiting for is about to arrive at cinemas this Friday (July 15th) when HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN get's it's UK release. When an ageing Hobo (Hauer) jumps from a freight car in a new city hoping for a fresh start in life, he soon realizes he has well and truly reached the end of the line. He finds himself trapped in an urban hell, an anarchic world overrun by murderers, rapists, paedophiles, petty crooks, prostitutes and corrupt cops. Reigning supreme over them all is the city’s crime boss, Drake (Brian Downey), and his two insanely sadistic sons, Slick (Gregory Smith) and Ivan (Nick Bateman). All the Hobo wants is to be able to afford to buy a second-hand lawn mower from the local pawnshop, start his own small business and make the city a more beautiful place. But a run-in with Slick and Ivan while trying to rescue pretty hooker-in-distress Abby (Molly Dunsworth) changes all that. Pushed beyond his limits, he decides to arm himself and go about changing things in an entirely different way to mowing lawns.Below is an EXCLUSIVE Video Interview with the Hobo himself Rutger Hauer and the film's Director Jason Eisener.For more Hobo related goodness visit http://www.cult-labs.com/hobo/
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Horror Grindhouse has made its way to the fiction market as award winning horror writer Gary Charles releases his new book Tranquil Disturbances Published from KHP Publishers.
Tranquil Disturbances consists of two stories Tranquil and Death Tide. Even though the stories are very much different Charles has used his love of late 70's and early 80's fiction to pay homage to this era which he helps by using lyrics from AC/DC tracks and having the original AC/DC Lead singer, Dave Evans appear on the cover of the book.
A ruthless motorcycle gang overruns the quiet, secluded town of Tranquillity. While placing
their injured own in the care of an unsuspecting citizen, they soon discover the eerie origins of the
tight-knit community, and the sinister divinity that lies within the sacred chapel…
A tide of apocalyptic proportions bears down on the village of Westow. While near the shore,
a research team is busy testing a brutal cross-species virus on an involuntary human subject. When
the deluge hits full force and the manufactured infection becomes uncontained, the water poses an
even deadlier threat. Before long the locals are battling a death tide of bloodthirsty animals and
Dr. Lazarus moved with practiced precision, taking a scalpel from the trolley and leaning over
Brennan’s chest as Armstrong looked on. Brennan didn’t even flinch as the doctor went to work,
making over a dozen tiny incisions across the pale flesh.
Once finished, Lazarus dropped the scalpel back on the trolley, the tip coated in bright red.
The doctor then pulled a second trolley nearer to the operating table. Sat on the trolley was a clear
plastic case containing a large black rat. The vermin glared at Lazarus with pustule-encrusted eyes,
the crimson bulges seeping tallow into the surrounding fur.
Lazarus picked up the box and the rat hissed at him, rearing up on its back legs and scratching
at the plastic with its front paws. Armstrong watched with a childlike fascination as the doctor set
the case on Brennan’s chest and secured it in place with four heavy-duty straps.
Dr. Lazarus smiled. “Shall we begin?
There has also been mention of a possible DEATH TIDE screenplay going into
The Variety website reports that BEREAVEMENT and PERCY JACKSON star Alexandra Daddario has joined the cast of the upcoming The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D which will be directed By Takers director John Lussenhop.
Daddario will play the leading role of Heather, who along with a group of friends, travel to Texas to collect her inheritance, the twist being her inheritance is Leatherface. Rumor has it that Daddario has been signed up to appear in more Leatherface sequels as Lionsgate are looking to create a new franchise of Chainsaw films.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D will be a direct sequel of Tobe Hooper's 1973 original (I am guessing they will forget the other sequels then) picking up decades after the first group of teens unexpectedly enter Leatherface's home.