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Upcoming Horror Films of 2015

We have said goodbye to the 2014 and the amazing films it brought us, but 2015 is looking just as promising for the horror genre. There are a lot of new faces and some sequels that guarantee to scare and scar you. Here are some of the upcoming horror films of 2015

2015crimsonpeakCrimson Peak

Written and directed by horror/thriller icon Guillermo del Toro, Crimson Peak stars Mia Wasikowska (Alice In Wonderland), Tom Hiddleston (Thor), Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) and Jessica Chastain (Mama). 

Set in Cumbria, in a crumbling mansion in a largely rural and mountainous region of northern England in the 19th century, young author Edith Cushing (Wasikowska) discovers that her charming new husband Sir Thomas Sharpe (Hiddleston) is not who he appears to be.

Crimson Peak is set for release on October 16, 2015.

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Directed by Leigh Whannell, Insidious: Chapter 3 stars Dermot Mulroney (The Last Outlaw), Stephanie Scott (No Strings Attached), Lin Shaye and NASCAR driver Steve Coulter.

This chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.

Insidious: Chapter 3 is due out on June 5, 2015.

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Kitchen Sink

Directed by Robbie Pickering, Kitchen Sink stars Ed Westwick (J. Edgar), Vanessa Hudgens (Machete Kills) and Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul).

In the town of Dillford, it used to be that vampires, humans and zombies used to get along, but then something unexpected arrived and now it’s humans vs. vampires vs. zombies in all-out mortal combat. Now three teenagers must try to get things back to “normal.”

Kitchen Sink is set for release on September 4, 2015.

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

Directed by Gregory Plotkin, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension stars Katie Featherston (Paranormal Activity).

The film will follow supernatural occurrences that take place in a newly moved family’s home. The family consists of four members including Ryan, a game developer, Ryan’s wife Emily, a housewife described as “more serious than her young husband—she’s constantly on the go, does yoga, and though loving, has an air of maturity about her”, their 6-year old daughter Leila, described as “a fearless, opinionated tomboy”, and Ryan’s younger brother described as a “less fitter, less funkier version of his brother”.

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension is set for release on March 13, 2015.

Poltergeist

Directed by Gil Kenan, Poltergeist is a remake of the original film that stars Sam Rockwell (The Way Way Back), Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) and Rosemarie DeWitt (Rachel Getting Married).

Angry spirits terrorize a suburban family.

Poltergeist is set for release on July 24, 2015.

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Directed by Christopher B. Landon, Scouts vs. Zombies stars Tye Sheridan (Mud), Logan Miller (I’m in the Band) and Patrick Schwarzenegger (Grown Ups 2).

Three Scouts who, on the eve of their last camp out, discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak.

Scouts vs. Zombies is set for release on October 30, 2015.

Sinister 2

Directed by Ciaran Foy, Sinister 2 stars James Ransone (The Wire) and Shannyn Sossamon (Road to Nowhere).

A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that is marked for death.

Sinister 2 is set for release on August 21, 2015.

Daniel Radcliffe on 'Frankenstein' film setVictor Frankenstein 

Directed by Paul McGuigan, Victor Frankenstein stars James McAvoy (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Daniel Radcliffe (The Woman In Black) and Jessica Brown Findlay (Winter’s Tale).

Told from Igor’s perspective, we see the troubled young assistant’s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man who created the legend we know today.

Victor Frankenstein is set for release on October 2, 2015.

The Final Girls

Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, The Final Girls is a horror comedy that stars Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story), Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries) and Malin Akerman (Rock of Ages).

Max (Taissa Farmiga), a young woman grieving the loss of her mother (Malin Åkerman), a famous scream queen from the 1980s, finds herself transported back in time to 1988 and into the world of her mother’s most famous horror movie. Reunited, the ladies must fight off the film’s maniacal killer

There has yet to be an exact release date announced for The Final Girls.

Amityville: The Awakening2015amity

Formally known as Amityville: The Lost Tapes, Amityville: The Awakening is directed by Franck Khalfoun. The film stars Bella Thorn (Blended), Jennifer Jason Leigh (Fast Times At Ridgemont High) and Cameron Monaghan (The Giver).

Belle, her little sister, and her comatose twin brother move into a new house with their single mother Joan in order to save money to help pay for her brother’s expensive healthcare. But when strange phenomena begin to occur in the house including the miraculous recovery of her brother, Belle begins to suspect her Mother isn’t telling her everything and soon realizes they just moved into the infamous Amityville house.

Amityville: The Awakening does not yet have an exact release date.

2015vaticanThe Vatican Tapes

Directed by Mark Veveldine, The Vatican Tapes stars Michael Pena (American Hustle), Djimon Hounsou (The Guardians of the Galaxy) and Alexey Vorobyov (The Three Musketeers).

A videotape reveals an exorcism gone horribly wrong.

The Vatican Tapes is set for release on May 22, 2015.

Digging Up the Marrow2015digging

Directed by the genius behind Hatchet, Adam Green, Digging Up the Marrow stars Ray Wise (Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me), Kane Hodder (Hatchet), Adam Green (Holliston) and Oderus Urungus (GWAR).

A documentary exploring genre based monster art takes an odd turn when the filmmakers are contacted by a man who claims he can prove that monsters are indeed real.

Digging Up the Marrow has been released at several film festivals, but does not yet have a set release date.

I don’t know about you guys, but I think 2015 is looking to be a pretty promising year for us horror fans. The Poltergeist remake I’m not too sure about, but the rest sound pretty awesome.

Anchor Bay Entertainment Premieres First Official MUCK Trailer and Exclusive One Sheet

MUCK Kickstarter Passes $210,000 in Pledges

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Anchor Bay Entertainment has unveiled the first Official Theatrical Trailer for MUCK, as well as new exclusive poster art (attached). Horror and gore fans alike should feast their eyes on this freshest take yet on the MUCK trailer, viewable on the main page of the Muck Kickstarter:bit.ly/MuckKickstarter
Speaking of Feast, the MUCK Kickstarter campaign to fund the prequel, MUCK: Feast of Saint Patrick, is still under way, and recently surpassed the $200,000 mark on the way to the goal of raising a quarter of a million dollars. Just like the original, the MUCK prequel will boast death-defying stunts and practical effects, shot without the use of CGI – all in 4K Ultra HD. 
As a production company, WithAnO wanted to give fans and Kickstarter backers alike an insight into what they’re supporting, and so recently released this exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage of one of MUCK’s incredible stunts:http://youtu.be/VzU2RZettks
The daring stunt-woman in this case is Alexa Marcigliano, and her courage is palpable in the clip, sprinting O.S. through the pitch-black living room before bouncing on a trampoline, then hurling herself through the 4 x 6 picture window, out into the night. To say that hitting her mark was highly important is obviously an understatement. Jump too short, and Alexa would land head-first on the edge of the porch outside; too high, and she would hit window frame; too long, and she would overshoot the padding buried beneath the grass outside. And, since there was only room in the budget for one window, it had to be done in a single take.
These are the kinds of stunts that Steve Wolsh lives to shoot as a writer/director, but these kinds of stunts take time, money, and not least of all, the ultimate creative control that can only be afforded by independent financing. So remember, any mention or write-up on the Muck Kickstarter campaign directly furthers our goal of making another epic, independent horror film for true horror fans. The MUCK franchise is so close to this goal – a goal that at one time seemed insurmountable! – and we have all of you, our loyal supporters to thank. 
MUCK stars horror legend Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th Part VII, VIII, Jason Goes to Hell, and Jason X), Lachlan Buchanan (Pretty Little Liars), and Bryce Draper (Bound), and co-stars 2012 Playboy Playmate of the Year Jaclyn Swedberg, Puja Mohindra, and Laura Jacobs. The middle chapter of an independently financed horror trilogy,MUCK will be unleashed in theaters on Friday the 13th, March 2015.

New Artwork For Adam Green’s Digging Up the Marrow

Adam Green shocked audiences with his Hatchet series, and now Holliston Nation and the Hatchet Army can rejoice because he is back with a brand new film, Digging Up the Marrow. The film is set for release in 2015, but no exact date has been given. It has received high praise in the film festival circuit, and now Image Entertainment has acquired distribution rights in the US. Along with that great news, new artwork, posters and stills have been released for your viewing pleasure.

Digging Up the Marrow was written and directed by ultimate horror fan, Adam Green. The film stars Ray Wise (RoboCop), Adam Green (Holliston), Will Barratt (Frozen), Kane Hodder (Hatchet) and Corri English (Unrest).

Much like Hatchet, Digging Up the Marrow is a whole new monster and unlike anything else before it.

Plot:

A documentary exploring genre based monster art takes an odd turn when the filmmakers are contacted by a man who claims he can prove that monsters are indeed real.

Below is a small sampling of the new artwork and still from the film.

Looking at the new stills and artwork, this is shaping up to be one impressive film. For more information about Digging Up the Marrow and further films from Adam Green, be sure to like his Facebook page, Facebook.com/AdamFnGreen and follow him on twitter @Adam_Fn_Green. Also be sure to check out Ariescope.com for Adam’s personal blog, shorts and of course, some pretty awesome merchandise from Holliston, Hatchet, The Movie Crypt and more. 

Introducing: CANNIBILLIES

10622777_562520810541015_1169483603659959276_nHollywood can’t seem to keep up with the gruesome, fast paced world of horror, so independent horror is in even higher demand. In a vast world of remakes, indie saves the day again. Necro Girls and Team Necro are to the horror rescue with their upcoming film CANNIBILLIES.

Cannibillies will star names that some may recognize through the convention and horror circuit and of course, Necro Girls Magazine. Some of these names include Jami Pass Cullen, Gina Heartless (Lucy Fur), Adam Rogers, Shamus Donnelly, Megan Pillar and many more.

What is Cannibillies?

Eve is a single mother who raised her three children the best that she could. Eve’s children all were brought up with the word of God. A sense of right and wrong. The art of self-reliance. And a belief that nothing is more powerful than the bond of blood. To the outsider, they appeared a loving family that relied on each other, and the bountiful gifts that God brought them. To those that stepped foot into Eve’s house, like Abigail and her friends, they saw a different side. The side that stayed hidden behind the front door of the Iscariot house. The side that was just out of view from anyone passing by. The dark side. Genesis, chapter 9, verse 3; “Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.” Abigail and her friends would not only be killed here, but would also become food for the Iscariot table.

No official release date has been set, but you will “meat” the Iscariot family in 2015. For more information on Cannibillies, the cast and crew and further updates, be sure to like the Cannibillies Facebook page and follow them on Instagram (@cannibillies).

To see more of Team Necro, subscribe to Necro Girls Magazine at NecroGirls.net.

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Check out the Horror Happens Radio Show On September 27th

The Horror Happens Radio Show is bringing an indie horror film event back to The Washington Theatre as we go to the gritty, dirty and grindhouse horror from the depths of New York City on Sat Sept 27th with 3 films & Q & A’s from 3 PM to 7 PM EST. Tickets are only $8.00, 18 and over Recommended and more info at http://horrorhappensff.wix.com/hhffnj or on Twitter @horrorhappensff

Films will include:

Liam Makrogiannis’s “Survive”

Justin Morales’s short film “Blessed Are the Poor”

Evan Makrogiannis’s & Brian Weaver’s disturbing psychological film

“The Super”

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BLACKHOLE FILMS ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF GRANDPA’S PYSCHO

BLACKHOLE FILMS is proud to announce the development of its newest feature film, titled GRANDPA’S PSYCHO. A gritty thriller, GRANDPA’S PSYCHO examines the duality of the human condition through the eyes of a deeply disturbed patriarch. GRANDPA’S PSYCHO artfully illustrates the burden of a deranged psyche, while masterfully displaying the impact our personalities have on the ones we love.

Following the death of his wife, the protagonist, chillingly referred to as ‘Grandpa Murray’, feels a divine command to redeem those who have lost their relationship with the lord. Grandpa Murray dutifully carries out his task by kidnapping and torturing ill-mannered woman until they accept god into their lives. Murray’s perverse actions often coincide with periodic visits from his family, begging the question, “How much do Grandpa Murray’s relatives know about his misdeeds?” GRANDPA’S PSYCHO provides an exceptional portrayal of sin, spliced with intermittent spurts of heart-warming morality. By coupling distinct characters with a unique plot, GRANDPA’S PSYCHO creates a gripping story that will surely resonate with all types of moviegoers.

GRANDPA’S PSYCHO is the feature film adaptation of Award-Winning director DANNY LEGARE’s short film, Visiting Grandpa. LeGare will write, produce, and direct the project, assisted by renowned cinematographer GEORGE LYON (Visiting Grandpa, A Cool Dark Place, Sacandaga). Veteran producers HEATHER QUICK (Visiting Grandpa, Keep the Lights on, How to Be a Man) and DAVE GERE (Pinwheel, Buddy Hutchins) will join LeGare for this project. LeGare has stated that he is “pleased to work with such a dynamic partners”and is “thrilled by the idea of transforming his short film into a feature.”

GRANDPA’S PSYCHO is currently in pre-production and is set to begin shooting in November 2014.

To view more of BLACKHOLE FILMS’groundbreaking work, please visit http://www.blackholestudios.net or visit the BLACKHOLE FILMS Facebook page.

Rob Zombie Launches Campaign For Upcoming Film ’31’

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Since the release of the mysterious poster and video for his new upcoming film 31, Rob Zombie has been very tight lipped about the whole project. Today, he launched a campaign on a crowd funding site called FanBacked.com where he has released some information on the plot.

Welcome to my next film. It is called 31. It is the story of five random people kidnapped on the five days leading up to Halloween and held hostage in a place called Murder World. While trapped inside this man-made Hell they must fight to survive playing the most violent game known to man… a game called 31. 31 has no rules. 31 has no boundaries. It is ever so simple. Do whatever you can do to kill your opponent before they kill you. Keep this up for 12 hours and freedom is yours. Who are the opponents? Well… a group of vile, filthy, blood-thirsty clowns known as THE HEADS. They come in all shapes and sizes and each grows nastier than the last. What kind of film is this you ask? It is a fast paced, mean dirty film for those who like it rough. Get ready for a sick piece of celluloid! This is some hardcore business for the blood-thirsty gore hounds.

As of now, there are no other announcements as far as casting, but the IMDB page has Rob’s lovely wife Sheri Moon Zombie listed as a star of the film. Whether this is true or not has yet to be confirmed.

Rob has chosen to have 31 crowd funded by his fans. To help bring Rob’s new gory vision to life, visit the 31 FanBacked Campaign. There are 60 days left to fund the film, and much like other crowd funding sites, there are many great incentives for donating to the cause, and might I say, Rob has some fantastic incentives. The FanBacked site also includes interviews with Rob discussing 31.

To keep up to date on 31 and the progress of the campaign, be sure to follow Rob Zombie on twitter, like the 31 Facebook page, and like Rob’s official Facebook page.

 

See No Evil 2: First Official Trailer and Release Date

see-no-evil-2San Diego Comic-Con brought forth a glimpse at a lot of great upcoming films and television shows, and one of those glimpses was the very first official trailer for See No Evil 2.

See No Evil 2 was written by Nathan Brookes and Bobby Lee Darby and directed by the Twisted Twins Jen and Sylvia Soska. The film stars WWE superstar Kane, Danielle Harris, Katharine Isabelle, Chelan Simmons, Michael Eklund and Kaj-Erik Erikson.

Synopsis:

See No Evil 2 revives the nightmare of the first film when Jacob Goodnight rises from the dead in the city morgue after his killing spree at the Blackwell hotel. In this ominous, underground locker for the dead, a group of medical students fight to survive as this deranged psychopath once again starts to pick them apart one by one.

See No Evil 2 will be released directly to VOD, DVD and Blu-Ray. Lionsgate Home Entertainment will distribute the film. See No Evil 2 will be released to VOD on Friday, October 17th and on DVD and Blu-Ray on Tuesday, October 21st.

Trailer:

Rob Zombie’s 31: Halloween 3, Captain Spaulding or Something Totally New?

Screen-Shot-2014-05-16-at-1.02.13-PMKing of shock rock and gruesome films Mr. Rob Zombie will be returning to the horror scene with a new film, 31. After mixed reviews about his last film, Lords of Salem, 31 is receiving a lot of buzz. Fans are going crazy about what could potentially be in store in this new film. A couple of months ago, Rob released a teaser to his new film and rumors started flying. Speculations about 31 have the film being a prequel to House of 1000 Corpses, a film about Captain Spaulding and even Zombie’s third installment of Halloween.

Unlike all of the previous Rob Zombie productions, details surrounding 31 have been very hush hush. No plot has been released nor any casting announcements. The only details that have been released as of now is that the film will take place on Halloween night, which has led to Halloween 3 rumors. Rob shot down the Captain Spaulding rumors in a recent interview stating that 31 will have nothing to so with House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects or Captain Spaulding.  He guarantees a totally new idea and it will have nothing to do with his previous films. The only other detail that is knownrob_zombie-picture-480x360 for sure is that Rob is hoping to start filming in the fall. All other details will remain a secret…….for now.

Although the majority of the rumors have been shot down, fans are still foaming at the mouth for more details and coming up with their own theories surrounding the film. My theory, 31 will be a new film all to itself and be freestanding from his other work. Since Lords of Salem received a lot of bad reviews, I think this will be his redemption film to show everyone that he’s still got it.

I however would not be 100% shocked if this is a film about Captain Spaulding or his Halloween 3. After all, after his 2007 adaptation of Halloween, he did say he was not going to do another Halloween movie yet he released Halloween II two years later in 2009. Only time will tell, but I am sure that 31 will amaze whether it is a continuation of something or it really is a brand new idea. I for one love the route he is taking to promote the film, absolute secrecy. It is a brilliant tactic and I applaud Mr. Zombie for not being like every other writer/director spoiling the film for everyone before they even see it.

For more information about 31, follow Rob Zombie on twitter and join the mailing list at RobZombie.com.

Teaser for 31:

 

Horror/Thriller Infliction Coming To DVD and VOD

Infliction-Poster-No-Credits-691x1024Film stats:

Run Time: 106 minutes

Language: English

Year of Production: 2013

Country: USA

Genre: Horror/Thriller/Found Footage

The new horror/thriller from director Jack Thomas Smith, Infliction, has received a DVD/VOD release date of Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 in the US and Canada. The film will be distributed via Virgil Films & Entertainment, the company that distributed the controversial documentary Supersize Me.

Synopsis:

“Infliction” is the actual assembled footage taken from the cameras belonging to two brothers, who documented a murder spree in North Carolina.

Quote from Jack:

“Working on ‘Infliction’ left me troubled and haunted, it left me thinking about people’s actions or lack
thereof and the inevitable domino effect. We all walk our own path in life, which shapes and defines us. What happens to us today, good or bad, will affect generations to come .”

Infliction will be available on/at Netflix, Walmart.com, iTunes, Amazon, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, CD Universe, Google Play, Vudu, Cinema Now, Vimeo OnDemand and other online retailers.

Earlier this year, Infliction debuted in select theaters across the country. Additional screenings have been scheduled for this summer and fall due to the large demand for the film. These additional screenings will take place in Washington, NJ; Pittsburgh, PA; NYC; Gettysburg, PA and The Chiller Expo in Parsippany, NJ.

Trailer:

Stills:

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To keep up to date on Infliction and new projects from Jack Thomas Smith, like the Infliction Facebook page, visit Infliction.com, follow the Infliction twitter, follow Jack on twitter and subscribe to the Fox Trail Productions YouTube channel.