Last Week In Horror: August 6th - August 12th, 2018
Paramount and Michael Bay Are Bringing You a Podcast Horror Movie
From the minds of filmmakers David-Jan Bronsgeest and Tim Koomen, who will help develop the short for the big screen, Meet Jimmy revolves around “a mysterious podcast that once listened to, has horrific consequences.” A Meet Jimmy IMDB page says, “What if the podcast you’re listening to can hear you too? Jennifer is enjoying the confessions of a killer when he suddenly starts talking to her.” Which, admittedly, is worse than getting hit by a bus, which is for sure going to happen to you if you don’t take those earbuds out once in a while.
Dugan Family Cancer Assistance
As some of you may already know, a little over a month ago my husband John Dugan, who portrayed Grandpa in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, was diagnosed with oral cancer, with a malignant tumor growing in the floor of his mouth. Initially it appeared it was going to be a routine resection with no further treatment outside of surgery needed.
Source: Go Fund Me
'American Horror Story': All the Details (So Far) About the 'Murder House'-'Coven' Crossover
The upcoming cycle of the FX series from Murphy and Brad Falchuk is set to feature the highly anticipated crossover of earlier seasons Murder House and Coven. The season's subtitle also holds significant weight among the AHS universe. Ever since Murphy confirmed that all of the cycles in the horror anthology are indeed connected heading into season six's Roanoke, AHS has featured enough Easter-egg breadcrumbs to line a trail to the forthcoming all-star of a season eight. (The series has already been renewed through season 10.)
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Bloody ‘Killer Kate!’ Poster Promises Fun for the Whole Family [Exclusive]
In the film, “Estranged sisters – Kate and Angie – haven’t spoken since Angie went to college and left Kate to care for their ailing father. In a show of reconciliation, several years after moving out, Angie invites Kate to her bachelorette party held at a remote house booked on a home-sharing app. The women are unaware that by booking this house, they’re walking into a trap set in motion by a disturbed family of amateur killers who are out for blood to right a cosmic wrong. They soon become unwitting participants in a savage and often ridiculous life-or-death struggle that pits family against family, and past against present.”
Source: Bloody Disgusting
Dakota Johnson was 'terrified' to shoot Suspiria dance sequence
The most impressive dance scene in this remake of director Dario Argento’s classic 1977 terror tale is a public performance of the routine “Volk” — German for “people.” Inspired by the pre-WWII avant-garde expressionist dance movement, the sequence was dreamed up by the film’s choreographer, Damien Jalet, and is soundtracked by an instrumental from the film’s composer, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke. The choreography is also part of the witches’ grand design.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Ken Foree Will Lead New Atmospheric Voodoo Film CARNIVALE
Ken Foree, known for his iconic role as a police officer in George Romero’s cult classic Dawn of the Dead, has signed for a lead role in Carnivale, a project by exec producer and screenwriter Rod High.
Foree joins actress Gretchen Lodge, star of the 2011 Lovely Molly, who committed for the lead female role in Carnivale in fall 2017. Jeryl Prescott, known for her roles in The Walking Dead, Ray Donovan and The Skeleton Key, signed this month, rounding out the top-billed cast.
Source: Dread Central
Release: August 14th, 2018
An unprecedented global pandemic has resulted in the evolution of a new species. An aggressive form of rabies turns the infected into predators, addicted to violence. An inexplicably gifted human survivor with the ability to speak their new language spearheads a hunt for Patient Zero in order to find a cure to save his infected wife and humanity.
Release: August 14th, 2018
A valet car park develops a scam to burglarize the houses of restaurant customers. Things go smoothly until he robs the wrong man and discovers a woman being held captive. Afraid of going to jail, he calls the police who find nothing when they investigate. Now the valet must endure the wrath of the kidnapper who seeks revenge on him while desperately trying to find and rescue the captive woman he left behind
Release: August 17th, 2018
Format: DVD / VOD
The Prairie Kings Hockey team battle for the championship and their lives all in one night. The boys win the cup only to find out that a Zombie Ahockalypse has happened. The boys battle their way to their home arena for a final showdown. Can Barry Melrose help the guys escape with their lives or is it sudden death for Jonesy and the boys???
DOWN A DARK HALL
Release: August 17th, 2018
Kit (AnnaSophia Robb), a difficult young girl, is sent to the mysterious Blackwood Boarding School when her heated temper becomes too much for her mother to handle. Once she arrives at Blackwood, Kit encounters eccentric headmistress Madame Duret (Uma Thurman) and meets the school’s only other students, four young women also headed down a troubled path. While exploring the labyrinthine corridors of the school, Kit and her classmates discover that Blackwood Manor hides an age-old secret rooted in the paranormal.
PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH
Release: August 17th, 2018
Recently divorced and reeling, Edgar (Lennon) returns to his childhood home to regroup his life. When Edgar finds a nefarious looking puppet in his deceased brother’s room, he decides to sell the doll for some quick cash at a small-town convention celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the infamous Toulon Murders. Girl-next-door Ashley (Pellicer) and his comic book shop boss, Markowitz (Franklin), join Edgar for the doomed road trip. All hell breaks loose when a strange force animates the puppets at the convention, setting them on a bloody killing spree that’s motivated by an evil as old as time.
Horror At The Box-Office
This week, we had gotten a few new horror movies making their way into theaters with “The Meg” and “Slenderman”.
“Slenderman” which was having issues at Sony when it was due for release, finally found its way to the silver screen bringing in just over $11 million on a $10 million dollar budget. Considering the untold costs of advertisement being added onto that number, “Slenderman” is currently looking like a bomb. However, this is only the first week of it being in theaters and has a fair amount of time to pick up the additional funds in order to make this thing much more successful.
In bigger news, “The Meg” has easily taken over the top spot over the weekend, raking in $45 million domestically as well with an additional $101 million from foreign purchases. The film was made for a reported $130 million, so the film had likely made its money back and will be able to make positive gains from here on out.
Skateboard Party Massacre
The first ever ALL Star Pro Skateboarder horror slasher film with other famous actors from the 80's and a story UNLIKE ANYTHING ever seen before!
Amazing original skateboarding and horror combined in a dark, intense and creepy slasher film that combines the best atmosphere of the most popular 80's horror films with unexpected shocks.
'Fear' follows the night of MAN and WOMAN; they have just come back from a club and are going back to her place to have some fun. But the two strangers may have different ideas about what fun is when MAN pulls out a bag of pills he brought along. He describes their high to WOMAN as something "totally unique." She is uncertain but goes against her better judgement and takes them anyway.
Beyond The Void Horror Podcast talks about two movies this week that were in the 2000s slew of PG-13 Horror. They talk about the popular "The Ring" (2002) & the not so popular "The Unborn" (2009). Have listen here or you can Listen/Subscribe on iTunes here!