James McAvoy, Bill Hader in Talks for ‘It: Chapter 2’
"Sources stress that negotiations are early and that the script is still being worked on, but both sides have officially begun discussing her coming on to the project. Bill Skarsgard is also expected to return as Pennywise. The sequel will bow on Sept. 6, 2019, with production expected to start this summer."
Goblin will play their iconic scores for Dawn of the Dead and Suspiria live at new screenings
"The band Goblin, who scored both films, will perform alongside the screenings of the hugely influential horror flicks."
Source: Digital Spy
Bill Moseley Praises Rob Zombie's Latest film '3 From Hell'
"One thing I can say, when this movie comes out, your guys's mindsies are gonna be big time blown!"
Source: Bill Moseley's Facebook Page
Neill Blomkamp Kicks Off Crowdfunding Campaign for Horror/Sci-fi Feature ‘Firebase’
"Just launched today, the Firebase crowdfunding campaign is a bit different than the ones you’ll find on services like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. For his campaign, Blomkamp has done away with physical perks, ensuring that every dollar is actually going to show up on screen; however much money the fund raises, that’s how much Firebase will be made for."
Source: Bloody Disgusting
A24 is promoting Hereditary by leaving creepy dolls on people's doorsteps
"Apparently, people who attended a recent midnight screening of the film were greeted the next morning by packages containing unsettling little dolls and creepy notes."
Source: AV Club
The One Weird Nicolas Cage Movie That Nicolas Cage Definitely Wants To Make A Sequel For
"I think in terms of sequels, I think Mom and Dad has potential for a sequel. I think so, yeah. I mean, I would be curious to see the direction it could go in, but I think it was probably the most dysfunctional family ever put on celluloid, and with the grandparents coming in."
Source: Cinema Blend
'A Quiet Place' Scores China Release Date
"The Chinese opening is something of a coup for Paramount and Platinum Dunes, given how rare horror releases are in the Middle Kingdom. The country has no movie ratings system, so all titles approved for release must be deemed suitable for viewers of all ages."
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Thank F*ck Richard Brake Joins Rob Zombie’s 3 From Hell
"Well, turns out Zombie was just keeping the news quiet until now, but yes, Brake will be in 3 From Hell! Are you excited about this casting?"
Source: Dread Central
Release: April 17th, 2018
Two Internet gurus investigate the authenticity of a series of #Screamers videos. As they unravel the source of the mysterious videos, they uncover something far more sinister and terrifying about the people behind them.
Deep Blue Sea 2
Release: April 17th, 2018
In Deep Blue Sea 2, shark conservationist Dr. Misty Calhoun is invited to consult on a new, top secret project run by pharmaceutical billionaire Carl Durant. When science meddles with the time-tested process of nature and nurture, the outcome can be deadly.
Release: April 20th, 2018
Searching a world of darkness for a truth he was never ready for, a rogue detective is murdered only to be reborn the ultimate killer. Embracing his destiny, vowing vengeance on all that destroyed his family; he is Corbin Nash, Demon Hunter.
Release: April 20th, 2018
Professor Phillip Goodman, psychologist & arch-sceptic, has his rationality tested to the hilt when he stumbles across a long lost file containing details of three cases of terrifying ‘hauntings’. Shaken by what he has read, Goodman embarks upon a quest to find rational explanations for these stories.
Release: April 20th, 2018
After studying in Tokyo, Kaori returns to Aina Academy to finish her prep classes for art school. Quickly outshining her jealous classmates, she soon becomes the star of the class when she discovers a bag of old, mysterious clay and uses it for sculpting assignments. Things begin to get strange, however, when students’ projects are destroyed and one of Kaori’s classroom rivals disappears. As the students uncover that the clay is possessed by a starving artist who died tragically in the building years ago, the school finds itself attacked by a gang of murderous, bloodthirsty clay “vampires.”
Horror at the box office:
As reported last week, I stated that 'Truth or Dare' would end up faring poorly in comparison to The Rock's new film 'Rampage'. Surprisingly, 'Truth' had a decent weekend coming in third with $19 million while 'Rampage' took the top spot by a hair over 'A Quiet Place' which earned $34.5 million and $32.6 million respectively.
With the upcoming release of the next 'Avengers' flick, I doubt we will be seeing much mainstream horror topping the charts for the next little while, but we remain hopeful!
BAD HAIR - A Short Horror Film
Balding Leo uses a hair growth serum, which starts causing horrible transformations in his body.
Typecast: A Comedy About Monsters in Hollywood
A comedy webseries about how difficult the entertainment industry is when you're a literal monster.
Past Dark - An Independent Psychological Action Horror Film
“What we have made is purely from driven, determined and good people voluntarily giving us their time. Some of these people are established industry professionals, joining the project purely on their solid belief in this production”
HORROR SHOP OF THE WEEK: BURIAL GROUNDS COFFEE CO
During Women in Horror Month this February, I had the honor of profiling women-owned and operated shops with a focus on handmade items for fans of the creepy and macabre. For this feature, I interviewed the incredible owner of Burial Grounds Coffee Co (read the interview with Angie here). Before the article, I was already a huge fan of the shop. But then I quickly became an even bigger fan of the shop owner.
The first thing you should know is that her coffee is so sinfully good that it will make you easily want to kick your Starbucks habit. The shop’s custom, artisan roasted, small batch coffee blends are inspired by characters and villains from a variety of horror and sci-fi films and popular fandoms. With so many unique flavor combinations, the hardest part is choosing what to buy. I’ve tried several different flavors and never once been disappointed.
Made by a die-hard horror fan with a sincere passion for what she does and an obvious love for the community that supports her, there’s no place I’d recommend more for genre fans who kill for a great cup of coffee.
With all that said, there’s an even bigger reason why I was so eager to feature this shop in this week’s Community Spotlight. Shop owner Angie also runs Instagram’s first ever horror themed auction house at @goregeousodditiesauction. She and several other of my favorite shops sell a variety of must have merch each month that includes coffee and tea, clothing, art, and bath and beauty products — all handmade.
I recently had the pleasure to partner with Burial Grounds Coffee Co and Gorgeous Oddities Auction to put on a Charity Auction benefiting the incredible anti-bullying organization, Don’t Be a Monster. Angie was beyond incredible, selfishly giving so much of her time and energy to make the auction a success. Not only did she tirelessly work behind the scenes to set up and run the auction, but she also donated several of her most popular coffee blends — and even helped support the auction by personally purchasing many of the great items available.
When a small business does so much to generously give back and support others as need, as well as to rabidly support other shop owners and makers, they more than deserve your hard earned money. When they also happen to consistently deliver a great product and exceptional service, there’s absolutely no reason not to support them.
Visit Burial Grounds Coffee Co at https://burialgrounds.coffee/.
Be sure to also follow them on Instagram @burialgroundscoffeeco. Angie’s product photography is amazing, and it’s a visual treat as well as a great way to stay on top of restocks, new releases and specials.
Stephanie Malone, Morbidlybeautiful.com
Have you listened to the newest Beyond The Void Horror Podcast episode? We have on a special Guest Mighty Mike Saga! We make up a new Horror Movie for our #Graveplots segment called "High FREAKquency" about a hacker who unleashes a signal that turns people into horror icons. Listen here or on iTunes HERE!