07th Jun2019

Tony Todd joins the cast of dystopian sci-fi ‘Marfa’

by Phil Wheat

Tony Todd (Candyman, Final Destination 5) has joined the cast of writer-director Andy Stapp’s Marfa; which sees four lifelong friends veer off the road and venture into a small West Texas town known as Marfa. The film begins lensing in June. While on a road trip from a long weekend at the Terlingua cookoff, four […]

06th Jun2019

UK’s Frightfest looking for “Fresh Blood”

by Phil Wheat

Arrow Video FrightFest, in conjunction with UK distribution outfit Blue Finch Films and short film funding company Genera, has launched a new initiative to help finance genre short films. Called Fresh Blood, the partners will look to help finance short form projects in the latter stages of development in the bid to discover new voices […]

06th Jun2019

Matt Smith is Charles Manson in ‘Charlie Says’

by Phil Wheat

Years after the shocking murders that made the name Charles Manson synonymous with pure evil, the three women who killed for him – Leslie Van Houten (Hannah Murray, Game of Thrones), Patricia Krenwinkel (Sosie Bacon), and Susan Atkins (Marianne Rendón)—remain under the spell of the infamous cult leader (Matt Smith, Doctor Who). Confined to an […]

06th Jun2019

Teaser poster for ‘Wonder Woman 1984′

by Phil Wheat

Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure, Wonder Woman 1984, finds her facing an all-new foe: The Cheetah. And today Warner Bros. have released the first “teaser” poster for the film which – honestly – has a very familiar look to it. Does it remind anyone else of another 80s […]

20th May2019

Halloween-horror ‘Candy Corn’ gets a trailer & poster

by Phil Wheat

Check out the trailer and poster below for writer/director Josh Hasty’s Halloween-set horror Candy Corn, which is set for release, via Epic Pictures, though their “Dread Presents” banner. When the annual hazing of a local “freak” goes too far, a traveling carnie takes matters into his own hands and seeks vengeance. He creates a monster […]

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20th May2019

Ice-T takes on the horror of ‘Clinton Road’ in new trailer

by Phil Wheat

Clinton Road, directed by Steve Stanulis and Richard Grieco, about a haunted road in New Jersey, has been picked up for distribution by Midnight Releasing The film stars internationally acclaimed musician and actor Ice-T (New Jack City, Law & Order: SVU), James DeBello (Cabin Fever, Detroit Rock City), Vincent Pastore (The Sopranos, Goodfellas), and Erin […]

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17th May2019

UK trailer & poster for the ‘Child’ Play’ remake/reboot

by Phil Wheat

Vertigo Releasing have released the official UK trailer and poster for the Child’s Play redux, which features Mark Hamill (Star Wars) as the voice of Chucky, along with Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation, Ingrid Goes West), Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta, forthcoming Joker) and Gabriel Bateman (Lights Out, Playmobil The Movie). Child’s Play has been produced […]

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17th May2019

‘Annabelle Comes Home’ …and gets a poster!

by Phil Wheat

Annabelle Comes Home is the third instalment of New Line Cinema’s hugely successful Annabelle franchise starring the infamous sinister doll from the Conjuring universe. Gary Dauberman, the screenwriter of the Annabelle films, IT and The Nun, makes his directorial debut on the film, which stars McKenna Grace (The Haunting of Hill House, Gifted, Captain Marvel) […]

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15th May2019

Supernatural short ‘Deep Clean’ to screen on sci-fi platform Dust

by Phil Wheat

Almost two years ago we brought you a podcast with the man behind sci-fi short film Deep Clean and now comes news that the short will premiere on the DUST YouTube channel next week, on 23rd May to be precise. For those unfamiliar with Dust (where have you been?), it is the first multi-platform destination […]

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15th May2019

Production begins on Ryan Reynolds video game flick ‘Free Guy’

by Phil Wheat

Production has commenced on Free Guy, an adventure-comedy from 20th Century Fox starring Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool, Pokemon Detective Pikachu) and directed by Shawn Levy (the Night at the Museum trilogy, Stranger Things). Shooting in Boston, Free Guy co-stars Jodie Comer (Killing Eve), Lil Rel Howery (Get Out), Taika Waititi (Avengers: Endgame, What We Do In […]

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15th May2019

James Wan’s ‘Mortal Kombat’ redux to shoot in Australia

by Phil Wheat

Based on the fantasy fighting video game launched in 1992, Mortal Kombat has spawned a number of spin-off games and films to become one of the most successful franchises in video game history. New Line Cinema’s highly anticipated new version will be led by Australian Producer James Wan (Aquaman, The Conjuring films) and award-winning commercial […]

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15th May2019

First image from Patrick Lussier’s slasher-noir ‘Trick’

by Phil Wheat

Director Patrick Lussier (My Bloody Valentine, Drive Angry, Terminator: Genisys) and writer Todd Farmer (Jason X, My Bloody Valentine, Drive Angry) are re-teaming for Trick, which stars Omar Epps in the main role of Detective Mike Denver, a man obsessed with a serial killer that has remained one step ahead of him for years. Trick centers […]

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03rd May2019

First trailer & poster for killer gator flick ‘Crawl’

by Phil Wheat

Crawl stars Kaya Scodelario (The Maze Runner) as a a woman finds herself trapped inside a flooded house during a hurricane… with hungry, angry, alligators! Directed by Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha 3D) and produced by Sam Raimi, the film – which looks like a reptilian take on Bait 3D – comes from […]

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02nd May2019

“Naughty” clip from Gabe Bartalos’ horror ‘Saint Bernard’

by Phil Wheat

Warwick Davis (Leprechaun) features in the hallucinatory new horror epic Saint Bernard, from legendary FX Master Gabe Bartalos (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Darkman) which premieres on Blu-ray, DVD and digital platforms May 14th from Severin Films. Gabe Bartalos, the film’s director, writer and special effects artist pulls heavily from his ripe imagination, creating extraordinary […]

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01st May2019

‘Child’s Play’ gets a new poster… and UK release date!

by Phil Wheat

Vertigo Releasing have announced the acquisition of Orion Pictures’ Child’s Play redux for UK and Ireland. The movie features Mark Hamill (Star Wars) as the voice of Chucky, along with Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation, Ingrid Goes West), Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta, forthcoming Joker) and Gabriel Bateman (Lights Out, Playmobil The Movie). Child’s Play has […]

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01st May2019

Trailer & Poster for the ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ movie

by Phil Wheat

Starring James Mardsen, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Neal McDonough, Adam Pally and Jim Carrey, Sonic the Hedgehog is a live-action adventure-comedy based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega that centers on the titular brash bright blue hedgehog. The film follows the adventures of Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz) as he navigates […]

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29th Apr2019

FIrst look at horror ‘Hallowed Ground’

by Phil Wheat

This summer, trespassers will be prosecuted… with terror, as writer/director Miles Doleac (Demons) releases his latest film – made in the tradition of The Green Inferno and Deliverance – Hallowed Ground. Doleac also stars in the film alongside Sherri Eakin (Hayride), Ritchie Montgomery (The Magnificent Seven), and Lindsay Anne Williams (The Hollow). A married couple, […]

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24th Apr2019

New poster & trailer for ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’

by Phil Wheat

The first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure, Pokémon Detective Pikachu stars Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu, alongside Justice Smith as Tim and Kathryn Newton as Lucy, a junior reporter following her first big story; as well as Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere and Rita Ora; with Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe and Bill Nighy. The story begins […]

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23rd Apr2019

Final Trailer for ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’

by Phil Wheat

Following the success of Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse: Godzilla II: King of the Monsters, an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in the characters long-standing Toho history – Mothra, Rodan, and the three-headed King […]

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23rd Apr2019

Joe Begos returns with 42nd Street-esque horror ‘Bliss’

by Phil Wheat

With his previous films, Almost Human (2013) and The Mind’s Eye (2015), filmmaker Joe Begos tapped into a nostalgia for 80s genre cinema that touched me like no other and now he’s back with Bliss – a film that reportedly ups the ante of his previous work, with searing visuals, kinetic energy, an endearing nastiness, […]

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23rd Apr2019

Trailer & Poster for ‘The Velocipastor’

by Phil Wheat

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, along comes Wild Eye Releasing’s The Velocipastor – in which a priest turns into a dinosaur and fights ninjas… Every 12-year old boys dream movie? I think so! Gregory James Cohan, Alyssa Kempinski, Daniel Steere, Yang Jiechang, Jesse Turits, Fernando Pacheco de Castro and Aurelio Voltaire star […]

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23rd Apr2019

First look at Brit horror ‘The Young Cannibals’

by Phil Wheat

Devilworks have today released poster and trailer for UK supernatural horror The Young Cannibals, from writer/director duo Kris Carr and Sam Fowler. Starring Megan Purvis and Hannah Louise Howell, this fast-paced horror follows a group of friends as they arrive at a secluded campsite, where they plan on spending a relaxing weekend by the lake. […]

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