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Hatchet II first knock down drag out fight clip

A new clip from Hatchet II has been released featuring the first seen fight sequence from the film. It’s everything you would expect and really should get you excited for October 1st to get here already. Victor Crowley lives again and he is as pissed as ever. Hatchet II focuses on Marybeth as she escapes from the clutches of Victor Crowley, learns the truth about his curse, and heads back into the haunted New Orleans … Continue reading

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Uwe Boll’s Auschwitz seems like a bad idea

Anyone who follows video games and movies knows the name Uwe Boll. They know that this is a director who destroys movies, and has forever tarnished the video game turned movie genre. With such disasters as Alone in the Dark, Postal, and House of the Dead many associate him with bad movie making. His latest will raise more questions on why he is and was allowed to make a movie depicting the worst of mankind. … Continue reading

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Hostel Part III Will Bring the Gore

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If you have ever hear of, watched, or even guessed at what the Hostel films are known for it’s the gore. Yes the splatter of guts and blood is what these films are built on. It looks like the third film in this franchise will not disappoint either. “Robert Kurtzmans Creature Corps have been brought on to handle all the gory effects for Hostel Part III. Genre fans may recall that Precinct 13 worked on … Continue reading

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Mold! Slimes its Way onto Circuits

If you love a horror movie that is disgusting and unique then you will be excited to learn about the independent feature Mold!.   Neil Meschino’s slimy Eighties throwback Mold! which is being released through mentally ill films looks to be a new take on horror movie monsters. We all know that breathing in mold can be deadly but did you ever think it would eat the flesh off of you? The plot goes like this … Continue reading

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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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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