New Netflix Horror Movies Update for June 3, 2015
So what were are the new Netflix horror movies added recently? Recently Netflix Instant VOD added The Burbs (1989), Dead Snow (2009), The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977), The Others (2001), Out of the Dark (2014), Pet Sematary (1989), Kidnapped (2010), Pet Sematary 2 (1990), Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008), Troll (1986), Troll 2 (1990) and Would You Rather (2013). That is right, a whopping 12 horror films were added in this past update. All I would see are worth watching at least once and many worth watching again for the fun of it too.
Dwayne Johnson in Big Trouble in Little China Remake!?
Dwayne Johnson (WWE’s The Rock) is on talks to take the role of Jack Burton (originally played by Kurt Russel) for John Carpenter‘s Big Trouble in Little China (1986) Remake. I know Johnson has been nailing a lot of his roles lately but I am not sure he will pull off a nice copy of Kurt Russel’s performance so he has to make this role his own. Not sure how he will tackle the role but I am on board to see. Ashely Miller and Zack Stentz (Thor (2011), X-Men: First Class (2011)) are set to write with John Carpenter’s role in the air, maybe he will play a role in production because I do not think he will return to direct. What do you think about Dwayne Johnson as Jack Burton in the Big Trouble in Little China Remake?
El Rey's From Dusk Till Dawn Season 2 Premiere Date Announced
El Rey‘s From Dusk Till Dawn Season 2 finally has a release date announced for August 25, 2015. I know many of you, like myself, cannot wait to see what develops in the new season of From Dusk Till Dawn. Robert Rodriguez recently announced the addition of Danny Trejo and we got to see a photo of Danny Trejo as The Regulator. Leave a comment on how you think they will make the vampires scarier this season.
RIP: Betsy Palmer / Mrs. Voorhees / Mother of Jason Voorhees on Friday the 13th
Betsey Palmer (Mrs. Palmer, mother of Jason Voorhees) in both Friday the 13th (1980), Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)) passed away on Friday May 29, 2015 at the age of 88. Her manager, Brad Lemack, said that Betsy Palmer was in hospice care center in Connecticut. Lemack released to the Associated Press that her passing was due to natural causes. Betsy Palmer started her movie career back in 1951 with TV series Martinsville, U.S.A. Before appearing in the Friday the 13th films, she appeared on stage, television and many more films. It is reported that Palmer only accepted the role as Mrs. Voorhees, mother to Jason Voorhees, so she could pay off for a car she wanted but unknowingly, that would be one of her most defining roles of her career. RIP Betsy Palmer...
Poster / Details for S.T.A.R. [Space Traveling Alien Reject] (2016)
Adam R. Steigert‘s S.T.A.R. [Space Traveling Alien Reject] (2016) has this theatrical poster attached to the film. The film is an action drama horror movie. Full details on the film are in the press release below. The creature looks funny but what I really need now is a teaser. Starring in the film S.T.A.R. [Space Traveling Alien Reject] are Nicola Fiore, Sherri Lyn Litz and Guy Balotine.
Lionsgate Releasing Ex Machina (2015) Blu-ray / DVD Release Date Details
Lionsgate Home Entertainment will be releasing, after the very successful theatrical run, Sci-Fi movie Ex Machina (2015) on Blu-ray / DVD on July 14, 2015. Bonus features that appeal to me are the 5 part featurette “Through the Looking Glass: Creating Ex Machina”, SXSW Q&A with the Cast and Crew and lets not forget the 8 behind the scenes vignettes, awesome! Starring in this sci-fi film, Ex Machina, are Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac with Alex Garland as the director.
Anchor Bay Releasing Lost After Dark This September 2015 - Blu-ray Release Date Details
On September 1, 2015, Anchor Bay Entertainment will be releasing Ian Kessner‘s Lost After Dark (2015) on Blu-ray. This is Kessner’s directorial debut and from the trailer below, not too bad at all. I like the movie poster too, simple yet appealing. Cast in Lost After Dark are Robert Patrick, David Lipper and Alexander Calvert.
Fact: Is Microsoft Buying Silent Hills?
So Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox from Microsoft has tweeted the final verdict on the rumors floating the internet that Microsoft is buying the Silent Hill franchise and Silent Hills game from Konami. The final answer is… NO! Microsoft is NOT purchasing Silent Hills nor the Silent Hill franchise from Konami. We will not see the Xbox One exclusive title nor will we see Guillermo Del Toro and Hideo Kojima‘s horror vision come to life with Norman Reedus. Looks like Silent Hills will not be showcased at E3 2015… unless Sony purchases it as a Playstation 4 (PS4) fast but that is only speculation too. This is sad news because I like the Silent Hill franchise a lot and it looks seemingly dead now. Long live Silent Hill to every horror game fan!
Stephen King's The Bazaar of Bad Dreams Cover Art
Stephen King‘s latest collection of horror short stories is the The Bazaar of Bad Dreams and here is the cover art. I really like the cover art with the red writing, blue hue plus weird/creepy butterflies. Look for the release this upcoming November 3, 2015. The horror collection of short stories has a whopping 20 short stories to keep you spooked out.
It Follows Blu-ray / DVD Release Date Details and Cover Art
Anchor Bay Entertainment, RADiUS and Dimension Films will be releasing David Robert Mitchell‘s It Follows (2014) on Blu-ray / DVD / On Demand this upcoming July 14, 2015. On July 3, 2015 we will also get the Digital HD release. This horror film has received numerous acknowledgements as being a very good film so keep an eye on those dates. Cast in It Follows are Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist and Olivia Luccardi.
Ghoul VOD and DVD Release Date Details
Vega Baby Releasing will be releasing Petr Jakl‘s Ghoul (2015) on VOD and DVD this upcoming June 23, 2015. Although it may not be a spectacular film, I definitely want to see it. A supernatural cannibal horror movie that also looks to jump into the serial killer Andrei Chikatilo‘s world sounds very interesting. Cast in the horror film are Jennifer Armour, Alina Golovlyova and Jeremy Isabella,
William Fichtner Joins Independence Day 2!
William Fitchner joins Roland Emmerich‘s Independence Day 2 (2016) cast already including Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox, Bill Pullman, Jessie Usher, Liam Hemsworth and Maika Monroe. In the Independence Day Sequel (2016), Fitchner plays a “top general” with a very important role in future sequels. The “powers that be” are looking to make another 2 films after the release of Independence Day 2. I am stoked to see Fitchner in the franchise because he is a very accomplished actor with a lot to bring to the film.
Legend FX Artist Rick Baker to Retire
FX legend Rick Baker just recently auctioned a great deal of props from his personal collection on a Prop Store auction. Rick Baker then went on to 88.9 KPCC to reveal that he is done with the movie business. This is mainly due to the drastic decrease in practical special effects as Baker points out, this is the perfect time to leave it all behind. Baker will not leave behind his passion as he will continue to paint, sculpt and do digital models as he does what he wants to do now. HellHorror.com says thank you for all your great work throughout the years Rick Baker and we cannot wait to see what you still have in store for us in the future. Baker did special effects for An American Werewolf in London (1981), Videodrome (1983), Planet of the Apes (2001) and Men in Black (1997) among many more.
Microsoft to Save Silent Hills IP From Konami!?
Microsoft is making moves to purchase Silent Hills from Konami for an Xbox One exclusive. Microsoft is trying to close the deal officially before E3 2015 so they can make it a major reveal at the event. To make matters even better, Silent Hills is said to be about 80% done and may release as early as March 2016. If this is all true, it would be great to have Guillermo Del Toro and Hideo Kojima reunite once more to complete the final 20% of the game which I believe should only be in the polishing phase anyway at this point. Are you ready to see Norman Reedus in Silent Hills?
New Horror / Sci-Fi Movie BEING Needs Your Help!
Being (2015) is a new horror sci-fi movie that needs some pledges on KickStarter. The tagline reads “When mankind discovers something that challenges our beliefs…we kill each other!” Starring in Being will be Lance Henriksen, Robert John Burke and Brian Foyster. As of this writing, they are asking for a small $55,000 with 27 days left to go.
Paul Hyett's HOWL (2015) Movie Poster Looks Awesome!
Paul Hyett‘s Howl (2015) puts werewolves on a train and it sounds pretty good. I really like the poster with the blue and red accent (blood). Definitely a new werewolf movie we at HellHorror.com will be watching out for in the upcoming future. Cast in Howl (2015) are Ed Speleers, Shauna Macdonald and Sean Pertwee. Tell what you think of this movie poster below.
NSFW Trailer / Poster for Bunny the Killer Thing (2015)
Seriously, Joonas Makkonen‘s Finnish horror movie Bunny the Killer Thing (2015) will offend most of you so do not watch if you are easily offended. Today we have both the teaser trailer and movie poster for you. Raven Banner obtained the worldwide rights to this film so we should have a release date soon. Starring in Bunny the Killer Thing are Enni Ojutkangas, Veera W. Vilo, Orwi Imanuel Ameh, Jari Manninen, Marcus Massey, Roope Olenius, Vincent Tsang, Olli Saarenpaa, Matti Kiviniemi, Katja Jaskari, Hiski Hamalainen and Gareth Lawrence.
Official Teaser Poster for House on the Frontier
Xavier Rull‘s House on the Frontier new movie is still in pre-production but we have the official teaser poster here. News is extremely limited on this new film but casting is said to start soon. The film was written by Sergio Roman. The tagline reads “There’s a house where the world of the living ends… And it’s waiting for the next visitors.” Sounds good and cannot wait to get more news on this movie. Check out their Facebook Page and the teaser poster below.
El Rey's From Dusk Till Dawn Season 2 - First Danny Trejo as The Regulator Photo
Danny Trejo accepted to play as The Regulator for El Rey‘s From Dusk Till Dawn Season 2 and here is the first photo of him in that role. Trejo’s cousin Robert Rodriguez is spearheading the From Dusk Till Dawn TV Series so we knew we would see Trejo sooner or later. I personally cannot wait to see what new vampires are going to be shown in this new season and how much deeper they can expand on the vampire mythos.
Kevin Bacon's COP CAR Trailer / Poster
Jon Watts directs a new thriller which he also co-wrote with Christopher D. Ford titled Cop Car (2015). Cop Car is to be released in limited movie theaters on August 7, 2015 with the VOD and Digital HD release on August 14, 2015. After watching the trailer, I have to see this film. Kevin Bacon screaming “You do not steal a Cop Car!” is awesome and intense. Starring in Cop Car are Kevin Bacon, Shea Whigham, Camryn Manheim, James Freedson-Jackson and Hays Welford.