Author Archives: Cara Madison

Kevin Williamson Pitching New Series: “THE X-FILES meets BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER”

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Kevin Williamson has a new project in the works and from the vague description of the premise it appears to include vampires and aliens, oh, and the FBI, and maybe even a high school cheerleader thrown into the mix too. No, it’s not another one of those parody movies, or even a description of Williamson’s upcoming Scream film, this little gem is going to be a companion series for the CW’s The Vampire Diaries. The … Continue reading

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Interview: Keith Kawamura, Crunchyroll Brand Manager

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Crunchyroll entered the online anime world in 2006 and became well-known as a controversial, for-profit upload and streaming site primarily featuring East Asian content. Initially the programs the site hosted included fan-subs and bootlegs of American releases, but as the company began to acquire investors and received a substantial investment from Venrock, Crunchyroll began to pull illegal materials from the site. In 2009, Crunchyroll went legit and removed all infringing material from its pages. Today … Continue reading

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MONSTERS Get Released on DVD and Blu-ray in February!

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Gareth Edwards’ monster road trip movie has finally received an official release date for DVD and Blu-ray and will be on store shelves on February 1st, 2011. The special features for the two disc SE DVD and the Blu-ray release will include a digital copy of the film, several “Making Of” featurettes, along with deleted and extended scenes. The collection will also include the short film FACTORY FARMED introduced by Gareth Edwards. SYNOPSIS: “Six years … Continue reading

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New Photographs from the Set of Lucky McKee’s THE WOMAN

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5  new photographs have surfaced from Lucky Mckee’s new film, THE WOMAN. THE WOMAN stars Lucky McKee fav. Angela Bettis (MAY, SICK GIRL), and a filthy Pollyanna McIntosh, and Sean Bridgers. On a related note, the book, The Woman will be released to coincide with the release of the film. SYNOPSIS: “Family man and lawyer Christoper Cleek (Sean Bridgers) must do what he can to protect his family when he comes into contact with a … Continue reading

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Natalie Portman Shakes a Black Tail Feather in New Clip for BLACK SWAN

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A new clip from Darren Aronofsky’s BLACK SWAN popped up on Yahoo! Movies! featuring a scary thin Nina (Natalie Portman) dancing the role of the malicious Black Swan. Nina, with red eyes blazing and an evil expression that borders on one of a person caught in the thrall of a demonic possession, captivates the audience with her performance and wows her partner, but even the untrained eye can tell that something is not quite right … Continue reading

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I am Number Four: – new 1-sheet

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A new poster for D.J. Caruso’s alien epic I AM NUMBER FOUR was released by Dreamworks. In addition to the new artwork, a new trailer for the film is slated to be released sometime in December. I AM NUMBER FOUR stars, Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant and Dianna Agron and opens in theaters nationwide on February 18, 2011. SYNOPSIS: “John is an extraordinary teen, masking his true identity and passing as a typical high school student … Continue reading

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GHOST IN THE SHELL Going 3-D

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Kenji Kamiyama’s GHOST IN THE SHELL STAND ALONE COMPLEX: SOLID STATE SOCIETY was initially intended to only be a video but now because of the popularity of all that is 3-D. Production IG is currently tweaking the film and giving it a new intro that will take full advantage of the 3-D format while Kamiyama personally oversees the project. GHOST IN THE SHELL STAND ALONE COMPLEX: SOLID STATE SOCIETY is scheduled for a theatrical release … Continue reading

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New Youtube Account for SUPERNATURAL THE ANIMATION

Last month MADHOUSE gave fans another glimpse of what to expect in SUPERNATURAL THE ANIMATION with a new preview trailer and now the website for the anime has created its own youtube channel. Featuring trailers introduced by stars of the show, Jared Padalecki (Sam Winchester) and Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester) the SUPERNATURAL THE ANIMATION channel looks very promising. The first season of the anime will run for 22 episodes and follows the timeline of the … Continue reading

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New DVD Art and Release Date Announced for THE HAUNTING OF AMELIA

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YOU CAN’T ESCAPE THE HAUNTING OF AMELIA Feature starring Brendan Fehr, Tania Raymonde, Sam Robards, Stephnie Weir, Chad Lindberg & Shirley Knight Comes To DVD & Video on Demand December 28! MIAMI, FL — For more than 25 years, MTI Home Video has been a leading independent studio, releasing films of all genres to the home entertainment marketplace. On December 28th, they will release the supernatural thriller THE HAUNTING OF AMELIA (previously The Other Side … Continue reading

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New Poster for DEAD AWAKE

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A new poster that looks vaguely familiar and possibly even reminiscent of another poster for a popular film franchise has popped up for DEAD AWAKE. DEAD AWAKE stars Nick Stahl (Carnivale, Sin City) as a funeral parlor employee trying to put the pieces of a 10-year-old mystery together. DEAD AWAKE also stars Rose McGowan and Amy Smart and will be released on dvd December 3, 2010. SYNOPSIS: “Dylan (Stahl), a young man working at a … Continue reading

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Days of the Dead 2011

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Not too long ago on a night just like this, Higher Voltage Entertainment joined forces with From Dusk till Con to create the ultimate horror convention experience and today they announced the birth of their epic lovechild from the darkness. They have named it Days of the Dead 2011, and oh yes, it will be good. Days of the Dead 2011 will be a three day event from July 1st through the 3rd in Indianapolis, … Continue reading

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SPLATTERHOUSE Hits Stores With a Cleaver and Lots of Gore

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In 1988 Namco brought to the world a rare gem in the crown of video gaming titled SPLATTERHOUSE. The game was popular because of its controversial content that included religious imagery and extreme (for its time) blood and gore. SPLATTERHOUSE was the first of its kind to ever receive an advisory sticker on the front cover of its TurboGrafx-16 port warning parents of the shocking content that lurked within.  Now Namco Bandai Games America has infused some … Continue reading

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The Battle Between Lycans and Vampires Continues in UNDERWORLD 4: NEW DAWN

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Screen Gems and Lakeshore Entertainment have announced the fourth installment in their vampires versus werewolves saga. They also confirmed that Kate Beckinsale will once again done her leathers and return to her role as Selene in UNDERWORLD 4: NEW DAWN.  “After being held in a coma-like state for fifteen years, vampire Selene learns that she has a fourteen-year-old vampire/Lycan hybrid daughter, Nissa, and when she finds her they must stop BioCom from creating super Lycans that … Continue reading

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The BLACK SWAN Dances with Darkness in New Music Video

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A new music video has appeared in the Apple Store for the upcoming Natalie Portman film BLACK SWAN. The video features ballerina Nina (Portman) alternately posing angelically on a stage or seductively dancing in a club with rival dancer Lily (Kunis) while a techno beat pulses over the action. The video ends with the disturbing sight of Nina plucking one of the black feathers that have mysteriously sprouted from her back.  SYNOPSIS: “Black Swan” follows the story … Continue reading

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DEATHSCRIBE 2010

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DEATHSCRIBE 2010, is the Third Annual International Festival of Radio Horror Plays presented by the WildClaw Theatre Company. This year the event will take place on Monday December 6th, at 8:00pm at the historic Mayne Stage Theatre, 1328 W. Morse Ave, Chicago, and standard admission price is $20. A full band will accompany the live players as they act out five original horror radio plays directed by Nic Dimond (Strawdog), Carolyn Klein (Seanachai), Bob Fisher … Continue reading

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“Leave me to my pain!” Joss Whedon on the Buffy Remake

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Warner Bros. announced that the studio has purchased the rights to the BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER movie and to plans to remake the 1992 film that spawned the iconic television series of the same name. According to the studio, the Buffy storyline will receive a serious retool, and the story will be a departure from the less than carefree high school days of the vampire slayer and instead will portray a new look at the “witty, … Continue reading

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Pierre Morel Puts Down the Ouija and Enters Talks to Direct EDF: EARTH DEFENSE FORCE

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Variety reports that French director Pierre Morel is no longer a candidate to direct Universal’s OUIJA and is now in talks to grab the reigns on Warner Brother’s EDF: EARTH DEFENSE FORCE. The Earth Defense Force, or EDF as it is abbreviated, is Sam Raimi’s and Bill Block’s of QED International new project that follows the story of three alien fighters who assault the planet Earth and leaves its world leaders defeated and humiliated. To combat their … Continue reading

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Daniel Stamm Signs On for MARTYRS Remake

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The LA Times is reporting that the producers of MARTYRS have nabbed director Daniel Stamm (THE LAST EXORCISM) to rework the popular French torture film for an American audience. Martyrs tells the story of two abused orphan girls, Lucie and Anna, who meet and become friends. Fifteen years after she was kidnapped and subjected to prolonged torture, a mentally unstable Lucie seeks revenge on tormentors and pulls Anna along with her into a world of delusions, abuse and madness.

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Season Two of ‘The Walking Dead’ Won’t Feast on Viewer’s Brains Until October 2011

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The good: Frank Darabont will return to the director’s chair for thirteen episodes of the second season of AMC’s mega hit show ‘The Walking Dead.’ The bad: The show will probably not return for its second season until October 2011 as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. The reason for the pushback appears to be the large viewer draw that the channel gets with Fearfest, AMC’s annual horror movie marathon that airs every October and served … Continue reading

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The Grindhouse Film Festival: A Tribute to Brian Muir

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The Grind House Film Festival kicks off at the New Beverly Cinema on Tuesday, November 16th with showings of the films CRITTERS and THE CHILDREN. The film festival is being held to celebrate the life of writer Brian (Domonic) Muir and will roll the only complete 35mm print of the film CRITTERS since its original release. The print was rediscovered in Muir’s closet and will show more than two decades later to a whole new … Continue reading

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Pang Ho-cheung’s DREAM HOUSE Brings Nightmare Neighbors to IFC Midnight

IFC announced that the network has acquired the rights to air DREAM HOUSE, or Wai dor lei ah yut ho, a film by director Ho-Cheung Pang. DREAM HOUSE will air as a part of the IFC Midnight lineup. OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: “Cheng Li-sheung is a young, upwardly mobile professional finally ready to invest in her first home. But when the deal falls through, she is forced to keep her dream alive – even if it means … Continue reading

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