Last Week In Horror July 23rd - July 29th, 2018
Producer Shawn Levy Promises Highly Ambitious, John Carpenter Inspired “Stranger Things” Season 3
“I can tell you that we are working on the third season very quickly, and I can also tell you that it is by far the most ambitious season ever made,” Levy told the site. “And I want to underline it: it is by far the most ambitious! We are on another level.”
Source: Bloody Disgusting
For Those Enjoying Castle Rock, You May want to Check Out This Awesome Interactive Map
Just as the title states, this interactive map gives you a first hand view of locations in Maine which have appeared in the new Stephen King themed television series which is brought to us by Hulu. Notice that some places are still locked for viewing but may give away hints as to what we can expect from the future of this gripping but confusing show.
Blue Underground Re-Releasing "Maniac"
“The Notorious Horror Classic Returns In An All-New 30th Anniversary Special Edition!
Frank Zito (a career performance by co-writer/co-executive producer Joe Spinell of ROCKY and THE GODFATHER fame) is a deeply disturbed man, haunted by the traumas of unspeakable childhood abuse. And when these horrific memories begin to scream inside his mind, Frank prowls the seedy streets of New York City to stalk and slaughter innocent young women. Now Frank has begun a relationship with a beautiful photographer (Caroline Munro of THE SPY WHO LOVED ME), yet his vile compulsions remain. These are the atrocities of a human monster. This is the story of a MANIAC.”
Source: Blue Underground
Kino Lorber Classics announcing the release of Trilogy of Terror on Blu Ray on October 16th on DVD and Blu-ray!
Trilogy of Terror (1975) with optional English subtitles
• Brand New 4K Restoration
• NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Richard Harland Smith
• NEW Interview with Composer Bob Cobert
• Audio Commentary with Karen Black and writer William F. Nolan
• “Richard Matheson: Terror Scribe” Featurette
• “Three Colors Black” Featurette
• Limited Edition Booklet essay by Film critic and author Simon Abrams (Blu-ray only)
• Newly Commissioned Art by Jacob Phillips
• Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase (Blu-ray only)
Source: The Horror Syndicate
Artwork/Extras for New Phantasm 3 and 4 Blu-ray Releases
“We now have a good look at the artwork for Well Go USA's upcoming standalone Blu-ray releases of Phantasm III and Phantasm Oblivion. Both arriving on September 18, this will be the first time these films have been offered on the format outside of last year's sold-out Phantasm box set. Collector's fret not - these releases will pack none of the incredible supplements found exclusively in that box set. Instead, somewhat strangely, they will feature supplements identical to those found on the old Anchor Bay DVD releases. They won't even contain the newer extras included on last year's economically-priced DVD collection. I'm kind of curious to know what Well-Go was thinking with this move? Maybe they weren't thinking. Maybe that's it.”
Source: The Phantasm Archives
Shout Factory! AKA Scream Factory! Releasing Critters Collection On Blu-Ray
The Blu-Ray set housed in a rigid slipcase
A limited edition 28.5" X 16.5" lithograph of the newly-designed art from artist Laz Marquez (limited to the first 1,000 pre-orders)
A second, limited edition 28.5" X 16.5" lithograph of newly designed alternate art from artist Laz Marquez (limited to the first 1,000 pre-orders)
Early shipping to arrive two weeks before the national street date
Source: Scream Factory
Release: July 31st, 2018
Two crimes: one real, one fiction. The death of a business man turns into a murder investigation as details in one author's book are found to be very similar to the crime. The lead detective on the case, Jacek, uses the book in hopes that it will help him solve the murder, even going so far as to question the author himself because of the striking similarities between the fictional murder and his case.
Piranha II: the Spawning
Release: July 31st, 2018
Format: Blu-Ray (Scream Factory!)
It may seem like paradise, but just off shore, a new brand of terror has been unleashed ...
While investigating the mysterious death of a diver, scuba instructor Anne Kimbrough (Tricia O'Neil, Are You In The House Alone?) makes a horrific discovery: mutated piranhas, with wings that enable them to fly, are responsible for the death. As the body count rises, Anne desperately tries to convince the manager of the resort to call off the annual fish fry on the beach, but he's determined to give his guests the ultimate feeding frenzy.
Horror At The Box-Office
Although Tom Cruise and his “Mission Impossible” film series has released another sequel and taken over the box-office yet again, Horror is still holding fairly strong in the top ten, but not in the typical sense.
We have “Hotel Transylvania III” a kids movie with your favorite Universal Monsters used as the main characters still thriving fairly well creeping closely to the $300 million dollar mark world wide, “Fallen Kingdom” is still going strong with a total world take of $1.2 billion dollars and last but not least, “The First Purge” is sitting in the tenth spot, likely to fall out of play come next week which has brought in a total of $111 million. As I stated last week, it’s numbers to not sound overly impressive, but with a budget of $13 million, it’s raking in a hell of a lot of cash.
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(Note to readers: This isn’t completely “horror” but I like the idea behind it!)
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Doll Cemetery is the tenth film from British Horror Film maker Steven M. Smith. The film has full Distribution worldwide through 101 Films and Greenway Entertainment. The Wicker Man meets Halloween with twists and turns of gore and suspense. Help support our film and make history with us. Grab yourself a role in the film, merchandise, producer credits. Get involved. ALFRED the killer doll is waiting for you…
In lieu of shop of the week, we’re going to bring you a couple of the new trailers that have dropped this past week for some upcoming horror releases!
Slenderman Trailer 2
In a small town in Massachusetts, four high school girls perform a ritual in an attempt to debunk the lore of SLENDER MAN. When one of the girls goes mysteriously missing, they begin to suspect that she is, in fact, HIS latest victim.
Overlord Official Trailer
The story follows two paratroopers who are caught behind enemy lines after their plane crashes on a mission to destroy a German Radio Tower in a small town outside of Normandy during the D-Day invasion. After reaching their target, the two paratroopers come to realize that besides fighting off Nazi soldiers, they also must combat against supernatural forces that are a result of a secret Nazi experiment.
After a worldwide epidemic, most of the planet’s population is killed. Only a few thousand have survived and are struggling to find food and shelter. But they’re not alone: They have to hide from strange creatures that go hunting at night. Juliette, a young woman whose life has taught her to handle things on her own, is the only one in her group to have the guts to go anywhere near cities to find food. But on her way back to the camp one afternoon, she loses control as she’s driving. She wakes up upside down, stuck in her car with a broken leg, in the middle of the desert, and it’s nighttime.
Have you listened to Beyond The Void Horror Podcasts newest episode? They make up a horror movie about and ancient death goddess killing unsuspecting college kids in glorious/horrible ways.. Complete with sound FX to bring you into the story! You can listen here or you can Listen/Subscribe on iTunes here!