Olive Films has announced their distribution agreement with Slasher // Video, an independent label dedicated to releasing obscure horror films on DVD. Olive Films will remaster and release the entire Slasher // Video catalog on DVD/Blu-ray in 2015.
Known for its carefully-curated and handsomely-packaged releases of classic films on home video, Olive Films is proud to bring the same level of care and affection to Slasher // Video releases. The first Olive Films-Slasher // Video release will be the 1984 cult horror film Satan’s Blade on Tues, Feb 24, 2015. Synopsis: The haunting legend of the mountains becomes a shocking reality when seemingly innocent holiday-makers become victims of sadistic stabbings. Romance and murder are horrifyingly entangled. Satan’s Blade will stop at nothing.
Following the UK trailer earlier today, Relativity Media has now also released the new domestic trailer for The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death which you can watch below!
Seized by the government and converted into a military mental hospital during World War II, the sudden arrival of disturbed soldiers to Eel Marsh Harsh has awoken its darkest inhabitant. Eve (Phoebe Fox), a beautiful young nurse, is sent to the house to care for the patients but soon realizes she must save them from more than their own demons. Despite Eve’s efforts to stop her, one by one they fall victim to the Woman in Black.
The Bloodcast’s hosts Ryan Turek and Clarke Wolfe take a look at the most important figures working in the horror film industry today.
We all know the classic “Masters of Horror,” but who are the power players today? Why are they important? Who should you keep an eye on? The two break it down.
Plus, a discussion on The Houses October Built, select Screamfest entries, Ryan’s quick trip to Halloween Horror Nights – Orlando and a lot more.
The YouTube and Legendary short horror films initiative rolls on. Following yesterday’s “Modern Monster Mash,” Nerdist released “Lady Killers.”
Directed by Andrew Bowser, Lady Killers watches Matt Bennett (Victorious) as he finds out the perils of cosplay daydreams.
“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 updates have been fairly light this month, but we have a few new additions to tell you about. For previous updates, click here.
First up, we have The Taking of Deborah Logan, which literally debuted on VOD this week and doesn’t hit DVD until November 7th. Produced by Bryan Singer (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and directed by Adam Robitel, the synopsis goes like this: Mia Medina (Michelle Ang) has finally found the perfect subject for her PhD thesis film on Alzheimer’s Disease.
Since I had the Soska sisters – Jen and Sylvia – in the Choice Cuts studio, I figured I’d keep them around a bit longer to talk about their most recent release See No Evil 2. The film is their first big “studio” gig following last year’s indie effort American Mary and we talk about their experience, upcoming projects and about their time in “the biz.” Click on the player below for the full interview!
One of the films I selected for Beyond Fest in Los Angeles this season has made its way online. It’s called The Last Halloween from director Marc Roussel and you can now watch it here! I think it’ll get you in the holiday mood.
The short also recently played at Screamfest and Sitges.
Looks like Harry Potter won’t be able to stop her this time. Despite the absence of original star Daniel Radcliffe, Hammer and Entertainment One have unveiled a startling new full UK trailer for their sequel The Woman in Black: Angel of Death that looks to pack the same old school punch that the 2012 chiller did. Check it out below!
Adrian Garcia Bogliano’s Late Phases keeps the horror genre rolling along well after Halloween is over.
Dark Sky Films has set a November 21st release date for the lycanthrope thriller starring Nick Damici (Stake Land). The film will hit select theaters at that time.
It’s that time of year again. The weather’s cooling, jack-o-lanterns are being placed proudly in front of houses like glowing badges of honor, haunted attractions are booming, and bloggers are dictating what costume is and is not okay to wear. By this point, I’ve lost track of how many posts I’ve read belittling women who wear provocative clothing on Halloween night. Men and women of all ages seem to be infuriated at the idea of a woman using one of the biggest party nights of the year as an excuse to dress up and let loose, despite how many times some of those same exact women have worn revealing outfits every other night of the year. For some reason, Halloween seems to bring out hatred just as much as it does nostalgia in people. After all of the rampant lecturing, I felt that it was time for someone to come along and defend the sexy Halloween costume.
Barely Political has posted a riff on the classic “Monster Mash” – forever a representation of “old horror” – that see classic genre icons commenting on the current state of horror in “Modern Monster Mash.” It’s silly as hell, but man is it accurate.
It reminds me of a recent Q&A Fred Dekker participated in here in Hollywood. The Monster Squad director was asked if a contemporary take featuring today’s horror icons would work and he scoffed, criticizing today’s boogeymen for not being relatable.
Earlier this year, Shock introduced you to the upcoming thriller You Are Not Alone. With the American Film Market looming, the filmmakers have passed along to us an all-new one-sheet along with an updated synopsis. Read on and scroll down further for a sales trailer.
As seen from the first-person POV, Natalie, a recent college graduate, reconnects with friends and family as she visits her hometown over the Fourth of July. The town is inundated with news of a dangerous sociopath who is in the midst of a spree killing and reportedly within the area. Experience what happens when Natalie crosses paths with said killer.
Jeremy Saulnier, director of Blue Ruin, just landed another impressive cast member for his latest thriller Green Room.
Patrick Stewart is now set to star in the film which is currently shooting in Portland, Oregon.
Patrick Stewart plays Darcy Banker, the unflinching and industrial leader of a ferocious white supremacist fiefdom based in the Pacific Northwest.
How’s this for news “out of nowhere”? Warner Bros. has launched a digital content division that will roll out short form content including shows based on the Mortal Kombat series. But get this: The new division – called Blue Ribbon Content – has a series based on the ’80s creature feature Critters in the works.
Here’s the listing that was part of a larger announcement.
Over the weekend, Shock Till You Drop came face-to-face with a collection of oddities featured in “Face Off – In the Flesh,” one of the many scare zones that pepper the streets of Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights Orlando. Attendees walk through this ominous, fog-enshrouded block of the theme park and feast their eyes on various creatures that were featured on SyFy’s hit reality series Face Off.
During a mini-press day at the theme park, I spoke with Face Off season 5 winner Laura Tyler whose history with Universal Studios goes back well over a decade.