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Poster Alert! Art for Cub, Dead Snow 2, Open Windows & Inner Demons
Four new posters to show off this afternoon. The first – and my favorite of the lot – is for Cub, followed by the sequel Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead, the Elijah Wood-starring Open Windows and the supernatural intervention thriller Inner Demons. Cub is making its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. The movie has been described as following “troubled twelve-year-old Sam (Maurice Luijten) [who] heads off on a summer camping trip with his Cub Scout troupe. When the highly imaginative boy claims to have seen a creature in the woods, his counsellors naturally assume that their campfire tales of a monster named Kai have gotten to him.
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Mondo Bringing Fulci’s Cat in the Brain to Vinyl
Fabio Frizzi’s score for the Lucio Fulci films A Cat in the Brain (Un Gatto Nel Cervello) is being issued on vinyl. The film is Fulci’s take on the director-in-turmoil sub-genre made popular by Frederico Fellini’s 8 1/2. Mondo is handling the packaging and distribution and they say Frizzi’s “work is a huge part of the reason we got into the soundtrack business in the first place. We are proud to release this soundtrack for the first time ever on vinyl.”
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Netflix to Give Us One More Season of Hemlock Grove, That’s It
Netflix has ordered up one more season of Hemlock Grove, its third run, from Gaumont International Television. It will be the original show’s last season. Showrunner Charles H. (Chic) Eglee will return for the ten-episode final season which is slated to premiere on Netflix in 2015. “We are so grateful to the fans of ‘Hemlock Grove’ who have championed the series so intensely over two seasons,” said executive producer Eli Roth. “We are looking forward to taking the last and final season into some dark and unexpected places, and to giving viewers the killer finale you’d come to expect from ‘Hemlock Grove.’”
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It’s the Red Band Trailer for ABCs of Death 2!
Magnet Releasing has released the official red band trailer for ABCs of Death 2 and it delivers on all of it red band glory. The film is the follow-up to the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning from Nigeria to UK to Brazil and everywhere in between. It features segments directed by over two dozen of the world’s leading talents in contemporary genre film. The film is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet, beginning with the letter A and ending with the letter Z.
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Official Key Art for Walking Dead Season 5 Revealed
AMC released today the official Season 5 poster for The Walking Dead, featuring Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and the accompanying tagline, “Hunt or Be Hunted.” The fifth season of television’s most watched drama for adults 18-49 premieres Sunday, October 12 at 9pm ET/PT on AMC. Before the fifth season begins, fans can catch up on The Walking Dead season four on VOD and AMC.com. Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, “The Walking Dead” tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse, and follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home.
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Netflix Horrors: The Latest Titles Added to Instant – Big Update!
“Netflix Horrors” is a regular column in which Shock Till You Drop alerts you to the latest genre titles to hit the VOD service. Now, yesterday, we told you about five titles that were made available for the first of September (get that update here). However, 17 MORE TITLES have made their appearance! These are titles hitting Netflix for the first time or are returning after a brief absence (I have to repeat that each update to avoid comments like “these are not new!” – sorry folks). I’ll put a star next to the titles I recommend and dig. Some of these I’ve never seen. So, let’s do this…
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Must Watch: The New Monsters: Dark Continent Trailer!
Ready for this? Vertigo Films in the UK has released an all-new trailer for the long-awaited Monsters: Dark Continent. The last preview we received for this sequel to Gareth Edwards’ film came back in May (watch it here). This latest offering gives us a much better look at what’s to come. The Hurt Locker meets Cthulhu? Ten years on from the events of Monsters, and the ‘Infected Zones’ have now spread worldwide. In the Middle East a new insurgency has begun. At the same time there has also been a proliferation of Monsters in that region.
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Check Out This Gory Clip from Cabin Fever: Patient Zero
CabinThe third installment in the Cabin Fever series – Cabin Fever: Patient Zero – hits DVD and Blu-ray today. We’ve got an extra gory clip from the sequel to share with you to commemorate the occasion. In this entry directed by Kaare Andrews, a group of friends planned the perfect vacation in the Caribbean, but when they head ashore to explore a remote island, their ultimate bachelor weekend devolves into their worst nightmare. After an ill-fated swim in contaminated water, they stumble upon a seemingly abandoned research facility where a deadly, flesh-eating virus has been unleashed.
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More Footage in This International Trailer for Dracula Untold
In a little over a month, Universal is going to bring Dracula back to the big screen in the origin tale Dracula Untold. The film opens on October 17th and, this morning, we’re getting a look at some new footage via a Japanese trailer that has hit the web. Watch it here. Directed by Gary Shore, the action adventure stars Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Diarmaid Murtagh, Dominic Cooper, Samantha Barks. Evans (Fast & Furious 6, Immortals) stars in the origin story of the man who became Dracula.
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Check Out Jeffrey Combs as Mold in This Trailer for Motivational Growth
A new trailer has been released for Don Thacker’s sleeper festival-hit Motivational Growth. The film will hit VOD, DVD and Blu-ray on October 7th here in the States. In Motivational Growth, Ian Foliver (Adrian DiGiovanni), a depressed and reclusive man in his 30s, finds himself taking advice from a growth in his bathroom after a failed suicide attempt. The Mold (genre vetJeffrey Combs), a smooth talking fungus born of the filth in a neglected bathroom, works to help Ian clean himself up and remodel his lifestyle.
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Scooby-Doo Lost Mysteries Continue! Hatchet! Chainsaw 2! Deadly Friend!
Artist Travis Falligant is keeping us entertained with his series of “Scooby-Doo: The Lost Mysteries” illustrations. This time, he has updated with four more images that drop the Scooby gang into Wes Craven’s Deadly Friend, Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Part 2 and Adam Green’s Hatchet. There are now over 20 mash-up pics – you’ll find them all in the gallery here. Catch up, if you haven’t seen them all already. Falligant has been uploading these “what if?” animation cell-like images to his Facebook page. Head on over and give it a “like.”
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A Look Back at Full Eclipse: When Early-’90s Action, Werewolves & X-Men Influences Collide
What if I told you there was a film out there that had Mario Van Peebles and Patsy Kensit, John Woo-inspired action, a pack of vigilante werewolf cops, an anti-performance enhancing drug message and design work heavily inspired by the X-Men comics? This tantalizing equation sounds friggin’ spectacular, right? Well, it exists and it’s called Full Eclipse. And I’m here to tell you about how awesome this overlooked made-for-HBO movie is.
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Trailer: Stephen McHattie Enters the Wild FX-Heavy World of Hellmouth!
The trailer for John Geddes’ Hellmouth made its debut via Twitch this morning and I can honestly say I did not anticipate it having such an FX-heavy, ’50-inspired vibe. A nod to classic horror and fantasy, the film stars Stephen McHattie (Pontypool, Haunter) as Charlie Baker, a dying grave keeper who’s forced to take one final job. Baker goes on a dark descent through gothic landscapes, demonic worlds and medieval realms as he journeys to discover the secret behind a mysterious cemetery.
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Resident Evil Revelations 2 Confirmed, Persona 5 Coming to PS4
Sony PlayStation held their pre-Tokyo Game Show 2014 (TGS) press conference today and confirmed that Capcom’s Resident Evil Revelations 2 is on the way for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC in 2015. They showed the below concept teaser which features some hidden secrets. Can you spot them all?
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Netflix Horrors: Recommends & the Latest Titles Added to Instant 9/1
“Netflix Horrors” is a regular column in which Shock Till You Drop alerts you to the latest genre titles to hit the VOD service. The start of September brings forth a handful of new films that are mostly “recommended” so your queue is about to expand. Some of these titles are making their return to Netflix after a brief absence, others are making their debut.
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It’s September! Have You Checked In On HorrorCal L.A.?
It’s the start of a new month. Further, it’s the beginning of September which means every horror fan’s calendar is going to get very, very busy leading up to Halloween. If you live in the Los Angeles area, HorrorCal L.A. has you covered. Since launching in July, it has been regularly updated with every horror event taking place in the area. Screenings, conventions, signings, special events, even haunted attractions…they’re all being added so you don’t miss a thing!
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