Joel McHale Joins X-Files as Guest Star
FOX revealed that Joel McHale will guest star in Chris Carter‘s X-Files Season 1 (2016) TV series. McHale will join David Duchovny as Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully. McHale (Community, Deliver Us From Evil (2014)) will star as “Tad O’Malley, a conservative news anchor who becomes an unlikely ally for Fox Mulder.” The X-Files six episode event series will premiere on Sunday January 24, 2016 at 10:00 pm EST after the NFC Championship game. The second part will air the following day Monday January 25, 2016 at 8:00 pm EST.
Scream Factory's Shocker Blu-ray Release Date / Cover Art Reveled
Wes Craven‘s Shocker (1989) will be getting the Blu-ray treatment thanks to Scream Factory and now we have the Blu-ray art. This Blu-ray edition of Shocker will be a Collector’s Edition release set to drop this upcoming September 8, 2015. The special features for the Shock Blu-ray are still yet to be released. Cast in Shocker are Michael Murphy, Mitch Pileggi and Peter Berg.
Rob Zombie's 31 New Photo w/ David Ury as Schizo-Head
Rob Zombie‘s 31 (2016) dropped the latest promo material for David Ury as Schizo-Head. Another one of Murder World’s finest. Alchemy recently bought the North American distribution rights for 31 (2016) but the release date is yet to be announced. Cast in the Halloween film 31 are Elizabeth Daily, Malcolm McDowell and Richard Brake.
New Sinister 2 Poster Revealed!
Ciaran Foy‘s Sinister 2 (2015) now has a new poster revealed. In this new poster we see a variation on the children, they are now sitting… “attentively”. Sinister 2 releases in movie theaters this upcoming August 21, 2015. The script is written by Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill. Bughuul the demon is looking to corrupt young children and yes, there should be more mythos to the Bughuul demon in this sequel to Sinister. Cast in Sinister 2 are Shannyn Sossamon, James Ransone and Nicholas King.
San Diego Comic-Con 2015: FOX TV Panel Announced for American Horror Story: Hotel, Scream Queens, Damien
The San Diego Comic-Con 2015 is coming soon (July 9, 2015 to July 12, 2015) and we now have the FOX TV Panels announced which include American Horror Story: Hotel, Scream Queens and Damien. Those attending will also be the first to see the Scream Queens: World Premiere Screening. Full details below in the official press release so check it out.
Director Found for Stephen King's The Dark Tower Movie!?
Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower movie has been in talks but we now have an official director announced as a prime candidate… Nikolaj Arcel. This is the very early stages but Sony Pictures Entertainment and Media Rights Capital will begin negotiations with Arcel soon and the good news is that Arcel is a huge Stephen King fan. It is reported that Arcel taught himself English so he could read the Stephen King books himself. Arcel will direct The Dark Tower movie and another one of his duties would be to rewrite the first screenplay by Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner (also executive producing). They will not be looking to condense the source material as the first feature film will focus on Stephen King’s The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger, with Roland of Gilead and Jake Chambers, the Kid from Earth. No casting announcements have been made yet but the feature film will have a companion TV series in the Dark Tower TV series also from Media Capital Rights.
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?