LAID TO REST is my favorite modern slasher film. Sure it didn't really break any new ground, but it had the ingredients of the perfect slasher flick. Plenty of blood, lots of gore, great effects and a very memorable killer. It didn't really have a lot to offer in terms of a storyline, but who cares? It was a bloody fun movie. If you haven't seen it yet, I urge you to do so. You can find a review of the film here.
I've been patiently waiting for the September 20th release of CHROMESKULL: LAID TO REST II for what seems like a lifetime now, and thanks to Bloody Disgusting we have the first clip from the film. If you were lucky enough to make it to the San Diego Comic-Con then maybe you got a chance to see the free world premier of the movie. But if not, then enjoy the following clip and trailer.

Synopsis: ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2 picks up three months after we last left ChromeSkull (Principe) at the end of the original Laid to Rest. Tommy (Dekker), who’s struggling to come to terms with his encounter with the masked killer, has now gone missing courtesy of the maniacal Preston (Green), a mysterious player in the sequel with a sinister connection to ChromeSkull. Meanwhile, our killer has set his sights on a new girl, Jess (Michaels), and after the young girl disappears, Detective King (Yeoman) must race against the clock to find her and Tommy before it’s too late and try to put an end to ChromeSkull’s deadly legacy.


Interview With CALABRESE

I still remember the first time I heard CALABRESE. It was around 4 or 5 years ago when a friend suggested I go check out their Myspace page. They told me that CALABRESE were a horror punk band, so initially I wasn't very enthusiastic because if I had a nickel for every crappy Misfits-wannabe band I've ever found on Myspace... well I'd have a lot of nickels. So I didn't actually go check out their page straight away, as a matter of fact it was only because I was bored one night that I even took the time to look at their profile.
But I'm glad I did. Ever since I first heard their music they've been one of my favorite bands. And they also happen to be three of the nicest guys I've never met.

Anyway, for those unfamiliar with the band, here's a little background info.
CALABRESE is the surname of three brothers Jimmy, Bobby and Davey who formed the band in Phoenix, Arizona in 2003. Influenced by such bands as Samhain, White Zombie, Black Flag and Danzig among others, they have their own distinct Horror Rock sound, combining Horror Punk and Death Rock sounds with b-movie and occult themed lyrics. CALABRESE have released an EP and three albums and have shared the stage with bands such as Tiger Army, Misfits, 45 Grave, Michale Graves and many more. They have also had their music featured on a wide array punk rock compilations and even performed in movies including The Graves.
The band played in Europe with Blitzkid and Shadow Reichenstein before recording their latest album CALABRESE III: THEY CALL US DEATH which was released in 2010, and is their hardest, fastest and darkest album yet.
They are currently working on their fourth as yet unnamed album.
Read on as I interrogate Bobby and Jimmy on their next album, favorite horror films, action figures and more!

Jake Cadaverous - "So, it's been a little over a year since your third album was released, when can we expect a fourth?"

Bobby - "Right now, we're looking to get the fourth album out by next year! We wrote some really great songs and are anxious to release 'em as soon as possible. I can't speak for the other dudes, but it would be great if it hit right around Halloween, but hey, ya never know how it's gonna pan out."

Jake - "I remember reading about a possible vinyl release a while back. Is this still on the agenda?"

Jimmy - "We are re-releasing The Traveling Vampire Show on vinyl with Cobraside Distribution in August, and if all goes well we will be releasing all the other CDs on vinyl with them, too. Pretty gnarly!"

Jake - "You've recently delved into the realm of comics with the release of the 1st issue of the Calabrese comic book. How did this come about? And how many more can we expect?"

Jimmy - "The comic became a reality with the help of our fans in Tucson AZ. We were approached by Eric M. Esquivel and Dave Baker to do a comic book and a year later - BLAMO! Our first comic was born!
We plan on creating at least two more comics, but because of the length of time it takes to create (and the amount of money) we'll wait 'til we release our next album before we put out the next issue."

Jake - "Between touring, recording, making comics and webisodes, appearing in movies etc, do you guys have any spare time? What do you do with it?"

Bobby - "If we're not playing shows, writing songs or being weird in front of camera, in my spare time I like to...well, damn. That's ALL I like to do!"

Jake - "Would you ever consider releasing Calabrese action figures? What kind of accessories would they have?"

Bobby - "We've always dreamed about this, so yeah, we've considered it. I know the cost would be pure insanity, but if we ever got the chance HELL YES WE WOULD DO IT. For me, I'd want my guitar to double as a machine gun, a futuristic laser cannon or a samurai sword. My guitar picks would, of course, double as ninja stars, and if we're REALLY gonna push it...rocket boosters in my boots. Hail to the King, baby!"

Jake - "If you were to star in your own video game, what would it be called? And what would be the storyline?"

Bobby - "Funny thing, we've been trying to get an online video game up and running, but it's a lot of work to get something like that done! If it ever came to light, it would be one hell of a game. One of the ideas, though, was for it to be a side-scroller, with us running around in dark castles, surfing from motorcycle to motorcycle and karate kicking the undead. We have no idea how that actually resembles a plot...but it would be kick-ass!"

Jake - "Obviously horror movies have had an important influence on your music. Do you have any favorites?"

Bobby - "Of course! We love all the 80's stuff like "Dead Alive" and the "Evil Dead" films. Anything that combines horror and comedy. I like "American Werewolf in London," "Return of the Living Dead" and anything by Argento and Fulci. Oh, "From Beyond" by Stuart Gordon, too! Fuck, way too many to mention now that I start thinking about it!"

Jake - "And finally, if you were the villain in a horror film, what would your weapon of choice be?"

Bobby - "To avoid suspicion, I think I'd go for something super sneaky and fucked up, like being able to stop people's hearts with mind control. Mind control in general, really. I can make people jump off of buildings, have them crash their cars...it's perfect!"

For more info head to the band's official site.
You can also find them on 
And make sure you check out their webisodes on Youtube



NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD was a landmark in horror cinema. It started the whole modern zombie genre and it was the first time a black actor (Duane Jones) had ever been cast in a lead role of a major motion picture which did not specify the actor had to be black. It has also been remade, reinterpreted and re-imagined countless times with both good and bad results.
Here we have yet another take on the archetypal zombie film, although this time around it's a British version. But rather than being a straight up remake, it's described as a companion piece to the original film.
Here are the press release, synopsis and poster.

Press Release:    North Bank Entertainment, the UK production company behind Ruggero Deodato’s forthcoming ‘The House on the Edge of the Park Part II’, has teamed up with Independent Moving Pictures and Mad Science Films to produce NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: RESURRECTION, a British version of the 1968 horror classic.
The film will be produced by Andrew Jones and is the debut feature of director James Plumb, who has previously helmed a number of award winning short films. The script has been co-written by James Plumb and Andrew Jones. Rob Graham of Independent Moving Pictures is the Executive Producer.
Producer Andrew Jones: “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: RESURRECTION is aiming to serve as an entertaining companion piece to the original film rather than attempting to do the impossible and improve on it. This project is being produced by a group of filmmakers who are genuine fans of the horror genre. We have fresh ideas for how to revitalise the Zombie sub-genre and have created a story that combines modern elements with the classic premise. We are sure genre fans will be happy to see a modern horror film which focuses on genuine suspense and tension, utilises practical FX rather than CGI and provides characters that the audience will actually care about.”
Director James Plumb: "In 1968 George Romero revolutionised both the horror genre and low budget, independent filmmaking with his film “Night of the Living Dead”. It is only fitting that “Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection” is to be made in a truly independent, low budget fashion, rather than become yet another glossy, sanitised Hollywood remake."
Principal photography begins on September 24th, 2011. The film will be shot on location in Carmarthenshire, Swansea and Cardiff in South Wales, UK.

Synopsis:    In 2012 the deceased have risen from their graves with only one instinct: to feed on the living. As academics speculate on the scientific cause of the phenomena, theologians point to the Armageddon foretold in the Book of Revelation. As the cities are overrun and civilization crumbles, a family take refuge from the undead army in an isolated farmhouse in West Wales. But the greatest threat is already among them.



The first image from the upcoming 'scariest movie of 2012' SIX DEGREES OF HELL was released last week as a part of the flick's viral campaign, and is apparently riddled with clues. These further few images are no different. I have to say, looking at these pictures SIX DEGREES OF HELL is shaping up to be a pretty creepy, bloody film and I'm more intrigued each day. I'm really looking forward to this movie. It's being shot in the actual Hotel of Horror in Saylorsburg PA and stars Corey Feldman.
Here are the 3 new images, as well as the original one at the bottom.

Synopsis: Ever walk through one of those Halloween haunted attractions and wonder how real it all looked? What if it was? Six individuals are caught in a supernatural perfect storm that has come to claim one of them and tear apart the soul of a small town. Corey Feldman headlines a cast of veterans and newcomers in Six Degrees of Hell.


I never understood what the big deal was with Nicholas Cage. I think he's a pretty lousy actor, and I'm actually struggling to think of one of his films which I've genuinely enjoyed. So I was a bit bummed when I first heard that he would be playing the lead in the first GHOST RIDER movie. But I watched it anyway and while it wasn't horrible, it certainly wasn't great.
So now we come to the sequel. GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE will be hitting theaters February 17th 2012, and it's apparently going to be darker and grittier than the previous film. Which is a very welcome piece of info, because I always considered the first GHOST RIDER to be a little glossy if you know what I mean.
Here are a few images straight from the pages of Empire magazine. Expect a trailer in the near future, and stay tuned for more info.

New Image From REC 3

Thanks to Dread Central here's a new, bloody photo from the upcoming REC 3: GENESIS to add to the collection. If you haven't seen the other images yet then you can do so right here.
Not much more to say so I'll just leave you with the image and synopsis.

Synopsis: “The original REC crew are back, ready to submit their ensemble cast to another fight for survival against the zombie infection. This time to the backdrop of an original soundtrack. The new chapter will see the film “open up” by using a more traditional cinematographic style. However, the film’s roots have not been forgotten, and viewers will still be immersed in the action watching certain events unfold through the eye of the video camera. The action in REC 3 GENESIS encompasses the events of the first two films and after the sense of claustrophobia previously experienced.
The action now takes place miles away from the original location and partly in broad daylight, giving the film an entirely fresh yet disturbing new reality. The infection has left the building. In a clever twist that draws together the plots of the first two movies, this third part of the saga also works as a decoder to uncover information hidden in the first two films and leaves the door open for the final installment the future, REC 4 Apocalypse.“

WOLF CREEK 2 Is Coming

Thanks to Variety we have confirmation that director Greg McLean is working on a sequel to the Australian outback horror film WOLF CREEK. It was announced earlier this week by Ruth Hayley at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF)

"Three of the new features hail from Victoria, including director Greg McLean's film 'Wolf Creek 2,' which will once again bring horror, action and suspense to the outback, as well as the directorial debuts of Boyd Hicklin with the comedy bromance 'Save Your Legs' and David Pulbrook's political drama 'Last Dance,' "

I don't know about you, but I'm a huge fan of WOLF CREEK, even if it wasn't quite as extreme as I had expected. Hopefully the sequel (which will have a much larger budget) will up the ante a little. John Jarratt will return as the serial killer Mick Taylor. Stay tuned for more info.


THE RAVEN Poster Revealed

I love John Cusack and I love Edgar Allan Poe, so I'm really looking forward to this film. There have been a few photos released so far, showing John Cusack in full Poe costume, but there hasn't really been anything else recently. But now thanks to FearNet I'm proud to present the first official poster for THE RAVEN, and also a small collection of images from the film.

For more details visit the IMDb page.

THE RAVEN is set to hit theaters March 9th 2012.

Synopsis: A fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's life, in which the poet is in pursuit of a serial killer whose murders mirror those in the writer's stories.


First Official PROMETHEUS Image

We've been waiting for an official photo from PROMETHEUS for some time now, and in the meantime there have been a couple of sets of images leaked, which you can see here and here.
But now thanks to First Showing we finally have an official photo from Ridley Scott's upcoming film.
(Click on the image to see it bigger)

It doesn't really give much away, especially compared to the leaked photos which showed some very convincing evidence linking this to the ALIEN films. But I'm sure we'll see more soon, so stay tuned for more updates.

Synopsis: Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe. The film takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life’s ultimate mystery.

PROMETHEUS hits cinemas June 8th 2012. 


After the massive financial success of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY (which was made for around $15,000 and made $193 million at the box office) it was no surprise that a sequel would be made. And after the success of the second film (made for $3 million and raking in over $160 million) it was pretty obvious that the franchise would keep going. Now thanks to Horror-movies.ca we have the trailer for the third installment. Not a lot of info is available on the new film, other than it being directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, and written by Michael R. Perry and Oren Peli.
Personally I'm not a big fan of the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY films, although the first one is definitely worth a watch if you haven't seen it. I actually found it a tad boring, and the sequel was just more of the same. But watch it anyway and make up your own mind.

The film hits theaters this October.


THE WALKING DEAD Limited Edition Blu-ray

For fans of THE WALKING DEAD, October must seem like it's a lifetime away. And now there's even more to look forward to! There are three brand new editions of THE WALKING DEAD season 1 coming out on dvd and blu-ray! Check out the awesome looking covers, and the amazing collector's tin!
(And if you haven't watched the clip from season 2 you will find it here.)

Here is the press release:

"The Walking Dead", AMC’s hit original series that Entertainment Weekly hailed as the “best new show on TV”, gets a new release on Blu-ray™ and DVD this fall that’s sure to wake the dead! Anchor Bay Entertainment proudly releases the AMC® original series “THE WALKING DEAD: SEASON 1 – SPECIAL EDITION” on October 4, 2011. Available in three versions (Special Edition DVD, Special Edition Blu-ray and Limited Edition Blu-ray Collector’s Tin), each set contains all six episodes of the first season and is loaded with NEW behind-the-scenes featurettes, audio commentaries, extra footage and the fan-requested black and white version of the pilot episode. In addition to the Blu-ray special edition, a limited edition collector’s tin contains an exclusive wearable zombie mask from NECA designed by the series' own make-up artist, Greg Nicotero. The first 100,000 units of the Blu-ray and Limited Edition Collector’s Tin together include an EXCLUSIVE Cryptozoic “The Walking Dead” trading card.
In each version, all six episodes contain audio commentaries including award-winning Producer/Writer/Director Frank Darabont, Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd, Executive Producer/Writer Robert Kirkman, Producer Denise Huth, Actor Andrew Lincoln, Special Effects Make-Up Artist/Consulting Producer Greg Nicotero and many more! A breakdown of each release follows:

All three versions include the following NEW extras:

  • Pilot Episode: The B&W Version

  • Audio Commentaries On All 6 episodes

  • We Are The Walking Dead

  • Bring Out The Dead: KNB And The Art of Making Zombies

  • Digital Decay: The VFX of The Walking Dead

  • No More Room in Hell: The Walking Dead Phenomenon

  • Adapting The Dead

  • Killer Conversations: Frank Darabont & Greg Nicotero

  • Each version includes bonus features from the previous release of “The Walking Dead: Season 1” on DVD that contained the following:

  • The Making of The Walking Dead

  • Inside The Walking Dead: Episodes 1 – 6

  • A Sneak Peek with Robert Kirkman

  • Behind The Scenes Zombie Make-Up Tips

  • Convention Panel with the Producers

  • The Walking Dead Trailer

  • Extra Footage includes:
  • Zombie School

  • Bicycle Girl

  • On Set with Robert Kirkman

  • Hanging with Steven Yeun

  • Inside Dale’s RV

  • On Set with Andrew Lincoln

  • AMC's hit "The Walking Dead," which broke ratings records in its first season, reaching more Adults 18-49 than any other drama series in the history of basic cable television*, returns for its second season this fall. The series is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, played by Andrew Lincoln ("Teachers," Love Actually), who travel in search of a safe and secure home. Shot on location in Atlanta, the series also stars Jon Bernthal ("The Pacific," The Ghost Writer) as Shane Walsh, Sarah Wayne Callies ("Prison Break") as Lori Grimes, Laurie Holden ("The Shield," Stephen King's The Mist) as Andrea, Jeffrey DeMunn (Stephen King's The Mist, The Green Mile) as Dale, Norman Reedus (“The Conspirator”) as Daryl, Steven Yeun ("The Big Bang Theory") as Glen, Emma Bell (The Bedford Diaries) as Amy and Chandler Riggs (Get Low) as Carl Grimes. Season two of "The Walking Dead" is executive produced by three-time Academy™ Award nominee Frank Darabont, Gale Anne Hurd, Kirkman, David Alpert, and Glen Mazzara and AMC Studios.

    *Source: The Nielsen Company. Live+SD. 1/1/93-12/5/10. A18-49, AA(000). M-Sa 8P-11P, Su 7P-12A. General Drama. Ad Supported Cable. Entire Series Original Premiere Series Airings Only.
    Based on the popular Image Comics’ comic book written by Robert Kirkman, the series premiered on AMC Fearfest Halloween night and immediately became the most watched drama series in cable’s history with 3.5 million viewers. It has thrilled (and chilled) both critics and audiences with its groundbreaking take on the living dead lore. Season 2 of “The Walking Dead” premieres on AMC this fall.


    SIX DEGREES OF HELL - First Image

    Below, you will find the first ever image from SIX DEGREES OF HELL courtesy of Dread Central. The photo is supposedly filled with clues as a part of the film's viral campaign.

    If you haven't already heard, SIX DEGREES OF HELL is apparently going to be the 'scariest movie of 2012'
    It stars Corey Feldman and is directed by Joe Raffa.
    For more info check the links here.

    Synopsis: Ever walk through one of those Halloween haunted attractions and wonder how real it all looked? What if it was? Six individuals are caught in a supernatural perfect storm that has come to claim one of them and tear apart the soul of a small town. Corey Feldman headlines a cast of veterans and newcomers in Six Degrees of Hell.

    THE DARK TOWER Crumbles As Universal Backs Out


    I'm not exactly sure how I feel about this news. I'm a massive Stephen King fan, and THE DARK TOWER series is one of my favorite stories ever. It would be really interesting to see it adapted on the big screen, but at the same time I doubt anybody could ever do it justice. Adapting the books as director Ron Howard planned (Three films with tv series' in between) would be a massive undertaking, so it's not at all surprising that Universal have dropped THE DARK TOWER due to financial problems.

    Universal stated “Universal brass loved the filmmakers and the project, but couldn’t make it work with the current budget in its business model.”

    So now the filmmakers have the colossal task of finding somebody else to fund one of the most ambitious film projects in history. I will definitely be keeping a close eye on this, so stay tuned for more info.


    THE WALKING DEAD Comic-Con Banner Revealed

    Thanks to AMC we have a first look at the new THE WALKING DEAD banner which has been released for this year's San Diego Comic-Con.

    The poster depicts survivors Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), Shane Walsh (Jon Bernthal), Lori Grimes (Sarah Wayne Callies), Andrea (Laurie Holden), Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs), Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), Dale (Jeffrey DeMunn) and Glenn (Steven Yeun) standing on the roof of the RV while a walker herd swarms around them.

    THE WALKING DEAD will be returning in October.




    While shooting has already begun for TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 3D, Bloody Disgusting has received exclusive news on just who will be playing Leatherface, along with the full cast and some veteran cameos.

    The role of Leatherface will played by new discovery Dan Yeager. Director John Lussenhop says he knew he was perfect for the role immediately, after a chance meeting. He describes the 6' 6" actor as having "huge farm boy arms, a brooding brow. He's quiet, circumspect, and immediately struck a menacing chord with me. After five minutes, I could no longer think of anyone else for the role."

    Gunnar Hansen, who played the original Leatherface and Marilyn Burns also from the original film, will be joining John Dugan who will be reprising his role as Grandpa. Bill Mosely (from Hooper's 1983 sequel) will be standing in for Jim Siedow in the role of Drayton Sawyer.

    Tania Raymonde will play "Nikki", a small-town girl with an attitude who is the best friend of "Heather" (Alexandra Daddario), who travels to small-town Texas to collect her inheritance, which includes her deranged cousin Leatherface.

    Acclaimed R&B singer Trey Songz will be making his film debut as Heather's boyfriend "Ryan" and Keram Malicki-Sánchez as Ryan's friend.

    Shaun Sipos plays "Darryl" in the film, a hitchhiker along for the ride who knows more than he lets on.

    Thom Barry will be playing the role of "Sherrif Hooper", with Paul Rae as town mayor "Burt Hartman"
    Scott Eastwood will portray "Deputy Carl Hartman," a young officer who is battling a powerful attraction to Heather while hunting Leatherface.

    Noted character actor Richard Riehler will play Sawyer's family attorney "Farnsworth."

    Director Talks EVIL DEAD Remake

    A big thanks to Horror-movies.ca and Elpais.com and also Google Translator for this EVIL DEAD update.
    With all of the EVIL DEAD remake/sequel rumors which have been circulating for years, it was a relief to finally have an official announcement last week. And now we have some more information, straight from Director Federico Alvarez.
    Check out these few excerpts from Federico (the translation isn't 100% but I'm sure you'll manage)

    "We realize the mistakes not to make. As fans of the original we know what we are going to offend those who are also fans and what we will not bother you, but we can not make a movie just for them."

    And on the subject of Bruce Campbell making an appearance:
    "Especially among fans nobody wants to see a celebrity in a remake like this," Federico then goes on to say that Campbell will be making a cameo towards the end of the film, and also that some of the characters and story details will be changed while still keeping the basic outline of the original film.

    I guess I was kind of excited when I first heard about a fourth EVIL DEAD film, but as time has gone on I seem to be getting less and less hopeful. First of all is the fact that Diablo Cody will be responsible for the script. With only two films under her belt, (JUNO and the horrible JENNIFER'S BODY) is she really the best choice for a remake of one of the greatest cult horror films ever? I say no.
    Second is Federico Alvarez himself. He will be making his debut with this film (and there's nothing wrong with that) but if anybody has seen his short film PANIC ATTACK they will realize how much this guy seems to love CGI and that, in my opinion is not good.
    But still I have hope. With Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell both involved, it may actually turn out to be a decent film. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.


    Aussie Horror EL MONSTRO DEL MAR


    Thanks to Dread Central for bringing this (kind of) new Australian horror flick to my attention. Stuart Simpson's EL MONSTRO DEL MAR has picked up a bunch of awards during the 2010 festival season, and has received rave reviews. Find the trailer and synopsis below along with some pretty awesome looking artwork and screenshots.
    You can also check the official website for more info.

    Synopsis: Three gorgeous but deadly hired killers, Beretta, Blondie and Snowball, hole up in a small beachside community to keep a low profile. But this town has a dark secret. The local old sea baron, Joseph, tries desperately to warn them to never go into the water. But these crazy vixens listen to no one, especially no crazy assed old fool. So the Kraken awakes! Now, along with Joseph and his beautiful granddaughter, Hannah, they must fight for their lives against this furious creature of the deep as the sea rises in a tidal wave of blood.

    Starring film veteren, Norman Yemm and new comers, Nelli Scarlet, Kyrie Capri, Karli Madden and Kate Watts.
    Also starring Scott Brennan (Comedy Inc, Skithouse), Steven Stagg (Flipside, Demonsamongus), Richard Wolstencroft (MUFF), Rusty Benson (Review with Myles Barlow) & David Gannon (Eraser Children).


    GRAVE ENCOUNTERS Trailer & Poster

    It seems that the new found-footage paranormal horror film GRAVE ENCOUNTERS is getting a limited theatrical release on the 19th of August, and will be be debuting on VOD on August 25th.
    I'm really looking forward to this one, hopefully it's as good as the last found-footage film I watched, THE TUNNEL.
    Anyway, here's a new poster along with the synopsis and the official trailer.

    Lance Preston and the crew of "Grave Encounters," a ghost-hunting reality television show, are shooting an episode inside the abandoned Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital, where unexplained phenomena have been reported for years. All in the name of good television, they voluntarily lock themselves inside the building for the night and begin a paranormal investigation, capturing everything on camera. They quickly realize that the building is more than just haunted - it is alive - and it has no intention of ever letting them leave. They find themselves lost in a labyrinth maze of endless hallways and corridors, terrorized by the ghosts of the former patients. They soon begin to question their own sanity, slipping deeper and deeper into the depths of madness, ultimately discovering the truth behind the hospital’s dark past…and taping what turns out to be their final episode.


    Lucio Fulci's ZOMBIE Blu-ray Release

    October 25th. Mark that day in your calendars horror fans, for that is when Lucio Fulci's masterpiece ZOMBIE will finally be released on Blu-ray. This 2-disc Ultimate Edition also comes with an assload of extras.
    Here is the official press release and artwork courtesy of Rock! Shock! Pop! and Blue Underground.



    In Italy, it was considered the ‘unofficial sequel’ to DAWN OF THE DEAD. In England, it was known as ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS and banned as obscene. In America, it was called ZOMBIE and advertised with the depraved tag line "WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!" Tisa Farrow (THE GRIM REAPER), Ian McCulloch (CONTAMINATION), Al Cliver (CANNIBALS), and Richard Johnson (THE HAUNTING) star in this worldwide splatter sensation directed by ‘Maestro Of Gore’ Lucio Fulci (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY) that remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin-ripping, gore-gushingly graphic horror hits of all time!

    Blue Underground is proud to present ZOMBIE in a new 2K High Definition transfer from the original uncut and uncensored camera negative. Each flesh-eating frame has been lovingly restored to skull-rotting perfection under the supervision of Cinematographer Sergio Salvati (THE BEYOND). Now fully-loaded with hours of brand new Extras, this is the Ultimate Edition of ZOMBIE!

    Disc 1 Extras:

    • Audio Commentary with Star Ian McCulloch and Diabolik Magazine Editor Jason J. Slater
    • Theatrical Trailers
    • TV Spots
    • Radio Spots
    • Poster & Still Gallery
    • Guillermo del Toro Intro

    Disc 2 Extras:

    • Zombie Wasteland – Interviews with Stars Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson & Al Cliver, and Actor/Stuntman Ottaviano Dell'Acqua
    • Flesh Eaters on Film – Interview with Co-Producer Fabrizio De Angelis
    • Deadtime Stories – Interviews with Co-Writers Elisa Briganti and (Uncredited) Dardano Sacchetti
    • World of the Dead – Interviews with Cinematographer Sergio Salvati and Production & Costume Designer Walter Patriarca
    • Zombi Italiano – Interviews with Special Make-Up Effects Artists Gianetto De Rossi & Maurizio Trani and Special Effects Artist Gino De Rossi
    • Notes on a Headstone – Interview with Composer Fabio Frizzi
    • All in the Family – Interview with Antonella Fulci
    • Zombie Lover – Award-Winning Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro talks about one of his favorite films

    First Clip From THE WALKING DEAD Season Two

    I want to thank Shock Till You Drop for bringing this clip to my attention. It doesn't reveal a whole lot, but it does show a very angry looking Rick Grimes. I can't wait for season two!

    Corey Feldman Stars in SIX DEGREES OF HELL

    Some pretty intriguing news thanks to Dread Central is the upcoming film SIX DEGREES OF HELL, which promises to be the 'scariest movie of 2012'. Yeah it's a pretty bold statement but hey, it could just be true. The film stars the one and only Corey Feldman, along with a cast of newcomers and veterans and is being directed by Joe Raffa from a script by Harrison Smith.
    Another interesting fact is that the movie is being filmed at the Lake House Hotel of Horror in Saylorsburg, PA.
    No news on a release date yet, but there is a production blog on the official website and some information, photos etc on the film's Facebook page.
    I'll be keeping a close eye on SIX DEGREES OF HELL so be sure to check back for more updates.

    UPDATE (07/21/11): See the very first image here.

    Synopsis: Ever walk through one of those Halloween haunted attractions and wonder how real it all looked? What if it was? Six individuals are caught in a supernatural perfect storm that has come to claim one of them and tear apart the soul of a small town. Corey Feldman headlines a cast of veterans and newcomers in Six Degrees of Hell.


    THE HOWLING Gets the Twilight Treatment?


    If you're like me then you have probably been waiting for years for this TWILIGHT craze to finally die. But it seems that the infection is already starting to spread. I haven't seen RED RIDING HOOD yet, and I don't really plan to because the trailer reminded me too much of TWILIGHT. And now thanks to Inside Pulse I've just seen a trailer for the upcoming film THE HOWLING: REBORN which is looking like TWILIGHT with werewolves but no vampires. Maybe I'm wrong about the film, but the trailer seems to speak for itself.
    The original HOWLING from 1981 was a great movie, still one of my favorite werewolf movies of all time (too bad the sequels sucked big time) and it was a very adult oriented film with a lot of gore. But this new 'reboot' or whatever it's supposed to be, is definitely aimed at teens as you will no doubt see in the trailer below.
    THE HOWLING: REBORN is set to be released by Anchor Bay sometime this year

    Synopsis: "On the eve of his high school graduation, unremarkable Will Kidman finally bonds with the girl he has long yearned for, reclusive Eliana Wynter. But he also discovers a dark secret from his past... that he is about to become a werewolf. Now, in an effort to fight destiny and save their love as well as their lives, they must battle not only Will's growing blood lust but an army of fearsome beasts bent on killing them... and then, us all." Shooting begins in Montreal, Canada this year.


    Stephen King's MILE 81 eBook Release

    Before Stephen King's new novel 11/22/63 hits the shelves this October, it seems that he is releasing a new eBook. In addition, the eBook, titled MILE 81, includes an excerpt from the upcoming novel. MILE 81 will be available soon for preorder through Simon & Schuster for only $2.99! and will be released on September 1st.

    At Mile 81 on the Maine Turnpike is a boarded up rest stop, a place where high school kids drink and get into the kind of trouble high school kids have always gotten into. It’s the place where Pete Simmons goes when his older brother, who’s supposed to be looking out for him, heads off to the gravel pit to play “paratroopers over the side.”

    Pete, armed only with the magnifying glass he got for his tenth birthday, finds a discarded bottle of vodka in the boarded up burger shack and drinks enough to pass out.
    Not much later, a mud-covered station wagon (which is strange because there hadn’t been any rain in New England for over a week) veers into the Mile 81 rest area, ignoring the sign that says “closed, no services.” The driver’s door opens but nobody gets out.
    Doug Clayton, an insurance man from Bangor, is driving his Prius to a conference in Portland. On the backseat are his briefcase and suitcase and in the passenger bucket is a King James Bible, what Doug calls “the ultimate insurance manual,” but it isn’t going to save Doug when he decides to be the Good Samaritan and help the guy in the broken down wagon. He pulls up behind it, puts on his four-ways, and then notices that the wagon has no plates.
    Ten minutes later Julianne Vernon, pulling a horse trailer, spots the Prius and the wagon and pulls over. Julianne finds Doug Clayton’s cracked cell phone near the wagon door – and gets too close herself. By the time Pete Simmons wakes up from his vodka nap, there are a half dozen cars at the Mile 81 rest stop. Two kids – Rachel and Blake Lussier – and one horse named Deedee are the only living left. Unless you maybe count the wagon.
    With the heart of Stand By Me and the genius horror of Christine, Mile 81 is Stephen unleashing his imagination as he drives past one of those road signs...


    More Images From THE THING Prequel

    With THE THING set to be released on October 14, we've already been provided with the official poster (above), the official trailer (here) and one set of official photos (here) and now thanks to Horror-Movies.ca we have a second set of images from the upcoming prequel. Enjoy.
    And you can read the full synopsis at the end of this post.

    Synopsis: “Antarctica: an extraordinary continent of awesome beauty. It is also home to an isolated outpost where a discovery full of scientific possibility becomes a mission of survival when an alien is unearthed by a crew of international scientists.
    The shape-shifting creature, accidentally unleashed at this marooned colony, has the ability to turn itself into a perfect replica of any living being. It can look just like you or me, but inside, it remains inhuman. In the thriller THE THING, paranoia spreads like an epidemic among a group of researchers as they’re infected, one by one, by a mystery from another planet.

    Paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has traveled to the desolate region for the expedition of her lifetime. Joining a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, she discovers an organism that seems to have died in the crash eons ago. But it is about to wake up. When a simple experiment frees the alien from its frozen prison, Kate must join the crew’s pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to keep it from killing them off one at a time. And in this vast, intense land, a parasite that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish.“

    More PROMETHEUS Set Photos

    After moving production from Pinewood Studios to Iceland in order to film at the Hekla volcano, more PROMETHEUS set photos have been released. Although the Iceland volcano will not play a major part in the film, only making up "15 minutes in total, if all goes to plan"
    Looking at the images as they are slowly being leaked, it's starting to look like PROMETHEUS is linked to the ALIEN films in some way (check out the third photo down for the Giger-esque panel)
    Here are the set photos thanks to Bloody Disgusting.
     And if you haven't yet seen the first set of photos here is the link.