Last Week In Horror: April 30th through May 6th, 2018
Screen Gems Plans Exorcism Franchise
“Screen Gems has acquired the exclusive life rights of legendary Italian priest Father Gabriele Amorth. Amorth, who died in 2016, performed thousands of exorcisms for the Vatican and left behind a trove of detailed accounts of his exploits.”
Source: Dark Horizons
Alexandre Aja, Sam Raimi Team for Paramount Horror Thriller 'Crawl' (Exclusive)
“Alexandre Aja, the horror filmmaker behind Piranha 3D and the Joe Hill adaptation Horns, is on board to helm the project, which is already in pre production as the studio is moving fast on this one.”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
‘Channel Zero’ Sets Cast, Gets Title For Fourth Installment On Syfy
“Based on the “creepypasta” short story Hidden Door by Charlotte Bywater, Channel Zero: The Dream Door follows newlyweds Jillian (Sten) and Tom (Scott), who have each brought secrets into their marriage. When they discover a strange door in their basement, those secrets start to threaten their relationship — and their lives.”
John Lithgow will play Jud Crandall in the remake of Stephen King's Pet Sematary
“The role of Jud Crandall was previously played by the late Fred Gwynne in the 1989 adaptation of King’s novel. At 72, Lithgow is a decade younger than the character of Jud, who was 83 in the book, but a decade older than Gwynne, who was only 62 at the time he played the role.”
Source: Entertainment Weekly
[R.I.P.] John Altamura, Who Played the Toxic Avenger in Two Films, Found Dead
“Friends and family members are mourning the death of John Altamura on social media today, the actor who played the titular Toxic Avenger in Troma’s The Toxic Avenger: Part II and The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie.”
Source: Bloody Disgusting
Release: May 11th, 2018
Jen is enjoying a romantic getaway with her wealthy boyfriend which is suddenly disrupted when his sleazy friends arrive for an unannounced hunting trip. Tension mounts in the house until the situation abruptly––and viciously––intensifies, culminating in a shocking act that leaves Jen left for dead. Unfortunately for her assailants, Jen survives and reemerges with a relentless, wrathful intent: revenge.
Source: Upcoming Horror Movies
The House That Dripped Blood
Release: May 8th, 2018
Format: Blu Ray
“A Scotland Yard inspector's search for a missing film star leads him to a haunted house. The house sets the framework for four separate tales of terror written by the author of Psycho, Robert Bloch, and starring horror icons Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Ingrid Pitt. All four stories center on the mysterious fates of tenants who have leased the mansion over the years.”
Source: Shout Factory!
Horror At The Box Office
Infinity War has taken over the box office once again and have made well over a billion dollars worldwide and rightfully so. You piece together ten years worth of storyline in order to put something of this nature together and you`re going to be a massive success. Next to that, the film is fantastic and hits every spot of the emotional spectrum and I couldn`t be happier with the way it played out while looking forward to seeing what the next installment has to offer.
I know this is far from horror, but if you`re a fan of the Marvel universe, this is a must watch.
Now, in actual horror box office news, ‘A Quiet Place’ is still going strong although it has slipped in the rankings slightly into third while ‘The Rock’s’ video game adaptation of ‘Rampage’ has slid down to fifth but both have made an impressive amount of dough thus far, something I personally believe will continue to happen in the upcoming weeks.
Automata (Feature Film) Gothic Lovecraft Horror
Automata is a Gothic thriller, filled with spine-tingling twists and gut-wrenching dread that will linger with you for years to come. Our supernatural tale pits a lonely widower and his stepdaughter against a foe like no other, a three-hundred-year-old, life-size clockwork doll, known as 'The Infernal Princess.'
With this film, our main goal isn’t only to deliver an insanely intense, horrific piece of cinema; but to improve from our past work. To the character development, how we present our story, the special effects, everything. We promise to bring you a horror film, made by horror fans. We have learned so much since we shot our first feature and want to make Inverted go above and beyond.
HORROR SHOP OF THE WEEK: NIGHTSHADE’S CELLAR
Confession time. Before I became aware of the vast and amazing world of handmade horror, I used to subscribe to a few monthly horror boxes. While it was fun to receive a mystery box of goodies, I more often than not found myself generally underwhelmed and disappointed by the actual selection. Most of it ended up in a giveaway or junk pile. Almost none of it was very functional or truly special.
When I finally came to my senses and stopped wasting money on stuff I didn’t need or want, I felt better. But I found myself constantly seeking out something that could fuel my addiction, while giving me a far superior selection of items I could actually use and feel good about spending money on. That’s when I discovered Nightshade’s Cellar!
Finally, I found a monthly subscription box that seemed absolutely tailored made me for me — a box packed with a killer assortment of horror inspired bath and beauty products, accessories and other cool merch. What’s more, it featured the work of some of the best female-owned horror shops in the business and helped launch my healthy obsession with supporting these amazing indie shops.
Run by a small business owner who also happens to make and sell her own incredible line of bath and beauty products, each month’s box is a different theme, inspired by a great horror movie or sub genre. In addition to monthly boxes, regular specialty boxes are often tied to special events, like the current Mother’s Day Box inspired by Psycho (which you can still pick up). The shop also just launched specialty boxes inspired by musicians, and you can currently get your hands on a box inspired by Marilyn Manson!
I try to get as many of the boxes as my wallet will allow, and I’ve never once been even slightly disappointed. In fact, somehow, each box manages to top the last one. I’ve discovered so many of my new favorite shops through these boxes. The quality and selection is always exceptional, and these are all products you will use and love.
But what really makes this shop special is how the owner goes out of her way to make her boxes affordable for everyone and to offer the most choice and payment flexibility possible.
Each box comes in a variety of tiers, allowing you to purchase the one that fits your budget. There’s no monthly commitment — choose the boxes you want and the size based on the theme and preview of what’ included. Remarkably, she also offers layaway for just $5. Pay at your convenience over time, as long as the box is paid off before it ships.
Visit Nightshade’s Cellar at https://www.nightshadescellar.com/ or at her Etsy store at https://m.etsy.com/shop/NightshadesCellar. And be sure to follow her on Instagram at @nightshadescellar for new box announcements and special offers.
Note: In the interest of fully transparency, I am currently a rep for Nightshade’s Cellar. But I joined after months and months of buying, loving and sharing all the incredible boxes this shop offers. If you want, you can use my discount code MORBIDBEAUTY10 to take 10% off any box at any time.
Stephanie Malone, Morbidlybeautiful.com
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