Starz's Ash Vs. Evil Dead TV Series Featuring Half Hour Episodes
Starz’s Ash Vs. Evil Dead Season 1 TV Series’ latest update drops the news that each episode will be half-hour episodes. Attached to the project are Sam Raimi (executive producer/director), Rob Tapert (executive producer) and Bruce Campbell (executive producer/star). What we needed was an exact premiere date but received a fourth quarter 2015 premiere date, which is not bad but if you are like me, you want an exact date. This and more news is likely to be revealed soon and you know we will cover everything related to the Evil Dead TV series.
Friday the 13th Game in Development Now
Jason Vorhees will be making is return to the video game world in the form of an all new video game that is a co-operative and competitive multiplayer experience of of predator and prey game styles. Sean S. Cunningham shared his views on the game below. The Friday the 13th game is currently in development and will release on multiple platforms sometime in October 2015 for Halloween. The new video game will tie in events from the classic films along with events from the upcoming Friday the 13th TV series.
A&E's Bates Motel Season 3 Premiere Date and The Returned Premiere Date
A&E’s Bates Motel Season 3 will premiere this upcoming March 9, 2015. The new season will have 10 episodes with returning cast members including Freddie Highmore as the neighborhood killer Norman Bates, Vera Farmiga as Norman’s mother Norma Louise Bates and Max Thieriot as Norman’s half-brother Dylan Massett. Tracy Spiridakos (NBC’s Revolution TV series) stars as Annika Johnson as interesting newcomer to the town.
Jennifer Kent's 'The Babadook' UK Blu-ray / DVD Release Date Details and Art
Jennifer Kent‘s The Babadook (2014) will get it’s Blu-ray, DVD and various digital platform release on February 16, 2015 in the UK thanks to Icon Film Distribution. This movie shocked many as Kent’s directorial debut. The special features include various featurettes and trailers; full details below. Starring in The Babadook are Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman and Daniel Henshall. I personally enjoyed the film and cannot wait to see more from Jennifer Kent.
Syfy's Z Nation Season 1 Coming to Netflix Instant
Syfy’s Z Nation Season 1 will be heading to Netflix Instant Streaming on Friday January 19, 2015, all 13 episodes. I have to admit that I watched the first half of Season 1 and liked the zombies and overall plot, the actors did good but then the characters that I liked started dropping like flies. I kind of got a little bored with the remaining cast and got easily distracted from the rest of the Season. I will definitely jump right back into Syfy‘s zombie TV series on Netflix. Starring in Z Nation Season 1 are Kellita Smith, DJ Qualls and Keith Allan.
Michael Keaton Exploring Kong: Skull Island (2017) Movie
Former Batman and recently Birdman, Michael Keaton is doing great again and now he is in talks to join the Kong: Skull Island (2017) movie. Keaton will join Legendary Pictures’ King Kong movie with Tom Hiddleston and J.K. Simmons. The focus of the film will be to explore the mysterious Skull Island and the huge monsters. Kong: Skull Island will release in movie theaters March 10, 2017.
Max Charles Replaces Ben Hyland in FX's The Strain Season 2
Yeah, that just happened. Max Charles (pic below) replaces Ben Hyland as Zach Goodweather in FX’s The Strain Season 2. Carlton Cuse, who is the executive producer and showrunner of The Strain said that he needed a very well versed young actor and Max Charles is the way to go. Cuse’s full statement below. Hyland did a great job but we know familiar Charles can handle it. I am just so stoked to see Guillermo Del Toro‘s The Strain Season 2, just start filming already, I need an advanced screening for my vampire fix.
Highly Anticipated 'It Follows' Release Date Confirmed
It Follows (2014) is a very highly anticipated horror movie and I am pleased to announce that Radius-TWC will be releasing this film on March 27, 2015. Director David Robert Mitchell did a great job and from what I am hearing, it is great. Starring in new film It Follows are Linda Boston, Caitlin Burt and Heather Fairbanks.
[REC] 4: Apocalypse Infographic - Anatomy of the Virus
[REC] 4: Apocalypse (2014) just released in theaters and VOD but today we have a infographic that details the Anatomy of the Virus: The Science of Demonic Possession. REC 4 is the final movie in the franchise and this infographic should sum up everything you need to know. Jaume Balaguero directs while Manuela Velasco, Paco Manzanedo and Hector Colome star.
James Wan's The Conjuring 2 Gets a New Writer!?
James Wan‘s The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist (2016) has a new writer in David Leslie Johnson. Johnson has been hired to rewrite the script for New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Now the original script was an early draft by James Wan, Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes with revisions made by Eric Heisserer. I feel better that this is not a complete redo but more of an ironing-out-the-bugs kind of rewrite. The Conjuring 2 is still set to release in movie theaters on June 10, 2016 with Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) behind the case of 2 demon possessed sisters.
Tremors 5 Release Date Update - October 2015
Director Don Michael Paul has taken on the Tremors 5: Bloodline (2016) and Michael Gross has recently announced that the release date will be pushed up to October 2015. The October 2015 release date is still a little open with it safe to say that the movie will release to DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD on this timeframe, do not hold your breath on a movie theater release date but who knows what can happen. Cast in Tremors 5 are Jamie Kennedy, Michael Gross and Natalie Becker.
Sneak Peek of Josh Gates and Travel Channel's Expedition Unknown Season 1
The Travel Channel is sending Josh Gates (Destination Truth) back out into the world to unravel more world mysteries in the Travel Channel’s Expedition Unknown Season 1. The 2-hour season premiere will air on Travel Channel at 9:00 pm ET/PT on Thursday January 8, 2015. I was a real big fan of Destination Truth and it was something that the family could watch together on a slow day. Josh Gates is a great host and I am looking forward to watching Expedition Unknown, my son cannot wait!
New Artwork for AMC's The Walking Dead Season 5 Return
AMC’s The Walking Dead Season 5 returns for the end half of the season. Today we have scored the new artwork that features Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Daryl (Norman Reedus) covering the rear. The artwork also features a map and written on the map is “The New World’s Gonna Need Rick Grimes”. The Walking Dead Season 5 returns on Sunday February 8, 2015 and you know close to 20 million viewers will be watching.
'A Cry From Within' VOD and DVD Release Date Details plus Box Art
Breaking Glass Pictures will release the DVD and on various VOD services for A Cry From Within (2014) on March 17, 2015. The DVD art is included below and although I kind of like the title font, I am not digging the overall art at all. Starring in A Cry From Within are Eric Roberts, Cathy Moriarty, Deborah Twiss which is co-directed by Zach Miller and Deborah Twiss. The DVD special features will include the standard deleted scenes and cast interviews.
'The Intruders' Coming to DVD This February with Miranda Cosgrove
Director Adam Massey‘s The Intruders (2015) brings Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly TV series) to the horror movie world. On February 24, 2015, we will get the DVD and Digital HD release from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Also starring in The Intruders are Donal Logue, Austin Butler and Tom Sizemore. Bonus features include extras like “the making of the film” and interviews/discussions with the filmmakers and cast.
Scream Factory to Release 'Escape from New York' Collector Edition Blu-ray
John Carpenter‘s Escape from New York (1981) brings back found memories and I am pleased to say that Scream Factory will release a special collectors edition of Escape from New York. Paul Shipper did a fantastic job with the Blu-ray artwork and really hit that 80’s feel. Look for the Blu-ray release this upcoming April 21, 2015. Are you ready to watch Escape from New York (1981) with stars including Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef and Ernest Borgnine?
Awesome New Demon Movie Still for Insidious: Chapter 3
We finally get to see a movie still that delivers from writer/director Leigh Whannell‘s Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015). Lin Shaye has the demon looking over her shoulders in this new movie still. The new Insidious: Chapter 3 releases in movie theaters this upcoming June 5, 2015. Starring in Insidious: Chapter 3 are Leigh Whannell, Lin Shaye, Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott and Angus Sampson.
Matt Reeves' New 'Planet of the Apes' Movie Delayed One Year
20th Century Fox has announced that they have delayed the next Matt Reeves’ Planet of the Apes film for one year, pushing the new release date back to July 14, 2017. No reason was announced but I can assume that director Matt Reeves and writer Mark Bomback want to get the project right and not rush the process. The recently released sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes did very well and the reviews were pretty good. Cannot wait to see what happens next for Caesar (played by Andy Serkis) and the rest of the apes but I guess I have no choice but to wait until 2017.
Watch the Opening Scene from Syfy's '12 Monkeys' TV Series
Syfy and Universal Cable Productions are bringing the 12 Monkeys TV series to the small screen premiering Friday January 16, 2015. We get to see the entire opening scene in this video and although I am not particularly stoked to see the TV series, I am interested more than before. Starring in the 12 Monkeys TV series are Aaron Stanford (as James Cole/Time Traveler, was played by Bruce Willis), Amanda Schull (as the Doctor, was played by Brad Pitt), Noah Bean (as Aaron Marker) and Kirk Acevedo (as Ramses). Hard to call this one on an opening scene but I will check it out on premiere night.
James Wan's 'Demonic' Movie International Trailer
James Wan (The Conjuring, Insidious, SAW) produced Demonic (2015) horror movie now has an awesome international trailer released. Director Will Canon looks like he added some great thrills and scares to the film from screenplay by Max La Bella. Dimension FIlms originally had Demonic set to release on December 2014 but pushed it back with no determined release date announced. Starring in Demonic are Maria Bello, Scott Mechlowicz, Frank Grillo and Cody Horn.