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Still untitled Alien Prequel

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Work is still being done on the untitled prequel to the movie Alien. Fortunetly it’s not a remake, and Ridley Scott is directing this movie so there is plenty of hope that something good will come out of this. Ridley has also teamed up again with the original designer H.R. Giger who will be consulted to create new designs for the creatures in the film. Ridley Scott is interested in possibly creating a new look … Continue reading

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Playback – Seems Familiar

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Variety reports that Johnny Pacar, Toby Hemingway, Brooke Smith, Alessandra Torresani, Jonathan Keltz, Ambyr Childers, Daryl Mitchell and Jennifer Missoni have all been cast in the new demon run amok flick Playback. Michael A. Nickles is directing from his own script, centered on high school students digging into their town’s infamous past and unwittingly unlocking a demon that preys upon their classmates. Possessing its victims through video playback, the demon closes in on one specific … Continue reading

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The Last Exorcism and Chatroulette

Even if you have never been to the site you are aware of Chatroulette as it’s reputation precedes itself. It’s typically a site where horny young men try to get woman to act out sexually for them or where men trick people into looking at their genitalia. We know this. However in an absolutely brilliant marketing campaign for the Last Exorcism it’s also been used to prank those same young men into freaking out. like … Continue reading

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Stake Land – A Road Movie with Teeth

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Get ready for another vampire film only this time it takes place in a post apocalyptic world. Stake Land is another bleak future vision of America where a boy named Martin watches the country collapse around him due to economic and political disasters. In the aftermath of the collapse somehow vampires rise up creating an epidemic sweeping what’s left of the nation. When Martin meets Mister, a rogue vampire hunter, it’s up to the both … Continue reading

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New Children of the Corn film in development

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New Children of the Corn film in development Joel Soisson is writing and directing a new COTC film for Dimension Films. This one is called Children of the Corn: The Dweller. What we know so far is this “ Tim and Allie are heading out of LA and into the very warm California desert to see Tim’s father. The car overheats and they are forced to stay overnight at the home of a questionable couple … Continue reading

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A Hellraiser without Doug Bradley?!?!

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The Hellraiser franchise has seen it’s share of ups and downs. The first two were phenomenal and the third was a big disappointment to say the least. Let’s not even talk about the fourth one in this series. Through it all there has been one constant however. It’s that Doug Bradley has been Pinhead. He plays the character well (as well as a script will allow) and has always been a fan favorite horror movie … Continue reading

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My Soul to Take: 3 week early release date

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As I had speculated last week, http://horrornews.net/1916/my-soul-to-take/, it was risky and ballsy for Rogue Pictures to release this film the same weekend as Saw 3D and only a week after Paranormal Activity 2. Well apparently someone within that company thought so too because Wes Craven’s latest just got a three week earlier release date. It is now set to release in 3D and 2D on October 8th which should give it a better chance at … Continue reading

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Deadlines – the record breaking film

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Jason Sanders and Blake Hooks set out to break a Guiness world record by shooting a 90 minute horror film in just 24 hours. They were successful in doing so and since then people have been waiting to catch a glimpse of this film. We are still waiting on a trailer but a picture has been released of the chainsaw wielding maniac called Virgil Crane. Expect to see more of this film in the coming … Continue reading

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The Shrine: More scary paranormal cinema

A new movie from the creators of Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer is currently awaiting release. Unlike their previous work though this one has no comedy and is no laughing matter. The Shrine first premiered at the Fantasia Film Festival in July of this year. The film begins when a young American backpacker goes missing in Europe. A group of journalists are able to link his disappearance to a remote Polish village called Alvaina. When researching … Continue reading

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New Trailer for I Spit On Your Grave remake

A new trailer on the remake of the mother of all exploitation films hit the internet this weekend. This is a film that was made in 1978 and remains controversial today. When footage from this movie was screened at the Fantasia Film Festival it caused one audience member to pass out, hurting himself in the process. Another member of the audience is said to have gotten up during the Q&A and just try to rip … Continue reading

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Vanishing on 7th Street

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Brad Anderson who is known for his fantastic work with psychological thrillers has a new movie being made title The Vanishing on 7th Street. You might recognize Brad’s other works which are Session 9 and The Machinist which are both fantastic films that are incredibly well done. The latest film is described as this “ A mysterious, seemingly global blackout causes countless populations to simply vanish, leaving only their clothes and possessions behind. A small … Continue reading

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MGM is not down and out yet

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“There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling the transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image, make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur or … Continue reading

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My Soul To Take

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My Soul to Take There are new pictures available for the Wes Craven thriller My Soul to Take. This will be the first time that Wes Craven has written a feature film since 1994 when he did New Nightmare. This film has been through a few different titles so you might know it by “Bug” or “25/8”. The title 25/8 originally began because in the film there was supposed to be a line that if … Continue reading

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Detention – A teen scream horror

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Josh Hutcherson may not have gotten the role of Peter Parker in the Spiderman Reboot but it would appear he doesn’t take defeat lying down. He is going to star and executive produce a teen horror titled Detention. As you can guess it takes place in school where seniors looking to just graduate must not fight to make it to graduation day. Oddly enough Dane Cook will also be starring in this film. It’s an … Continue reading

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Safe House

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When a team of U.S. Marshals are charged with protecting mob-trial witness Cate Vale and her introspective teenage daughter, Alice they relocate them to an isolated compound high in the Californian Rockies. The location appears secure; outfitted specifically for witness protection, yet its past is steeped in mystery and violence – a sanctuary that rests at the heart of an unspeakable horror that is about to descend upon the world. A new movie starring Lena … Continue reading

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Piranha 3D: footage that was too hot for Comic Con

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The footage is not great but hey this is footage that was too much to even show at Comic Con. An anonymous source released this to Bloody Disgusting for everyone to enjoy. It’s bootlegged but too awesome to not watch. Check out Piranha 3D in theaters on August 20th. Plot Synopsis: Jaws… lots and lots of jaws. From acclaimed director Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes) comes the new action thriller PIRANHA 3D, in the … Continue reading

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Guillermo del Toro and James Cameron Team Up

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It looks like two Hollywood powerhouses will be combining forces to put together a H.P Lovecraft movie adaptation. At the Mountains of Madness will have Guillermo del Toro directing and James Cameron producing. Naturally James Cameron will be working on getting the film ready to be shot in 3D. That’s certainly no surprise, however since James has the only film I have ever heard of worth watching just because its 3D is something worth remembering. … Continue reading

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Ninety – A movie with ninety kills in ninety minutes.

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Darren Bousman (Repo! The Genetic Opera) is in pre-production on a 3D film that has murders galore. You read that title right in that he is setting it up to be ninety kills in ninety minutes. Unfortunately since April this is all the information that has been available. That changes today because we were given more. According to Devin at CHUD: “The concept is delightfully simple: 90 kills in a 90 minute movie. It’s not … Continue reading

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Cold Prey III: to post

A prequel is in post production for the Cold Prey series. It’s currently only in Norwegian as there is no U.S. Distributor yet. In this third installment for the franchise we find five young friends take a snowboarding trip in the mountains where a a hulking killer lurks. Told through flashbacks we learn more about the killers back history and childhood. Sounds like a monsters origin story which can be fascinating or disappointing depending on … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark: Guillermo Del Torro

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Guillermo Del Torro may have struck gold yet again. In his latest R rated remake/update of the 1973 TV movie which was Del Torros favorite as a child he treats us to a movie that has people cringing with just the footage from the teaser trailers. He debuted this project as part of a panel at Comic Con. The footage shown was minimal I am told but should be hitting the internet in a week … Continue reading

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30 Days of Night: Dark Days Red Band Trailer posted

There is a new red band trailer for the sequel to 30 Days of Night out right now. It made it’s debut at the San Diego Comic Con and is now available on the net for viewing. This sequel’s synopsis is: It’s been almost a year since the Alaskan town of Barrow’s population was decimated by vampires during its annual month-long sunset. Riddled with grief over the death of her husband, bound by nightmares and … Continue reading

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About Shawn Schmidt

Horror fan since I was a child and never stopped loving it. You can follow more of my insanity on my Twitter Account