RED BAND TRAILER DROPS FOR ELI ROTH PRODUCED NETFLIX HORROR HEMLOCK GROVE

Earlier today Netflix released a new red band trailer for their upcoming Eli Roth produced series, HEMLOCK GROVE, that debuts on April 19th.

SYNOPSIS:

Hemlock Grove is a riveting one-hour murder mystery that revolves around the residents of a former Pennsylvania steel town. When 17-year-old Brooke Bluebell is brutally murdered, any of Hemlock’s peculiar inhabitants – or killer creatures – could be suspects. Through the investigation the town’s seamier side is exposed, revealing nothing is what it seems. Beautiful, terrifying, and graphic, “Hemlock Grove” is unlike anything else in its genre.

OFFICIAL POSTER FOR BIGFOOT HORROR WILLOW CREEK

As we’ve stated time and again, we here at Backwoods Horror are HUGE fans of  Squatchsploitation flicks. From seeing 1980’s NIGHT OF THE DEMON and LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK as a child, onto newer fare such as THE LOST COAST TAPES and the much anticipated EXISTS, we just can’t get enough of the big guy.

Bobcat Goldthwait (who happens to be a contemporary of bigfoot expert Scott Herriott) has written and directed a new found footage bigfoot horror film (I’m assuming it’s within the horror genre by the amazing poster below), and a new poster and interview with Goldthwait have surfaced. Just LOOK at that poster. It’s a shame that movie posters aren’t such an art form any more as they once were. I’d be proud to have this one hanging on my office wall. But enough with the gab, on with the interview with the man himself and a full look at the poster!

NEW INTERNATIONAL TRAILER FOR NEIL JORDAN’S BYZANTIUM

Honestly, though we’re huge fans of Neil Jordan’s screenplay for IN THE COMPANY OF WOLVES, he hasn’t really turned his attention to the horror genre overall, which may just turn out well given his ability to bring about realistic characters, stories, and emotions (something severely lacking in the genre these days). That being said, we’re looking forward to his upcoming vampire film BYZANTIUM. Check out the new International Trailer below!

SYNOPSIS:

Eleanor and Clara, two mysterious and penniless young women, flee the scene of a violent crime and arrive in a run-down coastal resort. They try to find money and refuge along the tawdry seafront and in the dilapidated hotels.

Clara, ever-practical, sells her body. She soon meets shy and lonely Noel, who provides a roof over their heads in his seedy guesthouse, Byzantium. Clara, always looking towards the future, turns it into a ‘pop-up’ brothel.

Meanwhile Eleanor, the eternal schoolgirl, meets Frank, a kindred spirit who unwittingly prompts her to tell the truth about her life. She tells him that Clara is her mother; yet Clara is only a few years older. She says that she was born in 1804; yet she is just sixteen. She confesses that she must drink human blood to stay alive – and so must her mother. In the small, quiet town, people start to die.

And the past that the girls have been running from for so long, finally catches up with them – with astonishing consequences.

CHECK OUT THE NEW TEASER POSTER FOR HATCHET 3

We don’t really have much in the way of information regarding the upcoming sequel in the HATCHET franchise, but feast your eyes on the newly released Teaser Poster & be sure to check out the mini interview with Danielle Harris about the film below:

NEW CLIP FROM ROB ZOMBIE’S THE LORDS OF SALEM HITS THE WEB!

Opening April 19th in select cities, and opening everywhere April 26th, Rob Zombie’s new epic THE LORDS OF SALEM will be hitting theaters and to prepare us for the visual insanity certain to ensue, Anchor Bay has released the following clip.

The film is opening in the following cities on April 19th: New York (and LI), New Jersey, Connecticut, Boston, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, DC, Miami, Dallas, Houston and Detroit.  More cities are expected to be announced.

Meg Foster, Ernest Thomas, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Torsten Voges, Bruce Davison, Billy Drago, Richard Lynch, Lisa Marie, Maria Conchita Alonso, Ken Foree, Barbara Crampton, Michael Berryman, Sid Haig, Judy Geeson, Sheri Moon Zombie and Patricia Quinn star.

SYNOPSIS:

Sheri Moon plays Heidi, a DJ at a local radio station, who, together with the two Hermans (Whitey and Munster), forms part of the “Big H Radio Team.”

A mysterious wooden box containing a vinyl record arrives for Heidi, a gift of the Lords. She assumes it’s a rock band on a mission to spread to spread their word. As Heidi and Whitey play the Lord’s record, it starts to play backwards, and Heidi experiences a flashback to a past trauma.

Later, White plays the Lord’s record, dubbing them the Lords of Salem, and to his surprise, the record plays normally and is a massive hit with his listeners.

The arrival of another wooden box from the Lords presents the Big H team with free tickets, posters and records to host a gig in Salem. Soon, Heidi and her cohorts are far from the rock spectacle they’re expecting. The original Lords or Salem are returning and they’re out for blood.

300 years earlier on the very streets of Salem that the townspeople walk on today, innocent folk were rounded up from their homes, convicted of being witches and sentenced to death. The Lords of Salem ran the town with an iron fist, but four witches who were tortured and killed in secrecy vowed that one day they would be back for revenge.

 

KEEP READING FOR A LOOK AT THE NEW CLIP!

R.I.P. JESS FRANCO, ROGER EBERT, & RICHARD BROOKER

Death, it would seem, always seem to happen in threes. Recently 2 figures in the horror/exploitation community: Jess Franco and Richard Brooker (the first actor to ever wear the quintessential Jason Hockey Mask), and a great critic who would, at times, wage war against the genre, but always knew art when he saw it: Roger Ebert.

After the break, you’ll find obituaries celebrating the lives of these men who entertained and, at times, enraged us, but all the same, had our respect.

KEEP READING FOR INDIVIDUAL REMEMBRANCES OF MR. EBERT, MR. FRANCO, AND MR. BROOKER…

LINNEA QUIGLEY’S INFAMOUS HORROR WORKOUT VHS MAKES ITS DVD DEBUT!

Source: Shock Till You Drop (Because I’d only ever heard rumors about this gem!)

Back in the ’80s and early-’90s, Linnea Quigley ruled the horror scream queen scene. When she wasn’t starring in films like Night of the Demons or Return of the Living Dead, she was doing oddball efforts like Linnea Quigley’s Horror Workout. Some of us still own this on VHS, however, it’s making its way to DVD for the first time. It’s up for pre-sale now with copies shipping April 11th.

Directed by Kenneth J. Hall and starring Quigley, the workout tape was originally released in 1990 and features special effects from Cleve Hall (TV’s “Monster Man”). A campy, gory parody of the workout videos of the ’80s, the film was created to capitalize on Quigley’s explosive popularity and rabid fan base. In it, Quigley teaches a bevy of big-haired, lingerie-clad beauties the proper way to tone and stretch, while a masked killer stalks them one by one. She also takes time out to show an army of out-of-shape, flesh-eating zombies the best ways to keep fit.

A first run Limited Edition of 1,000 units will come with a numbered 5×7 photo signed by Linnea Quigley and Kenneth J. Hall. This package includes a digital re-mastering of the original uncut version of the film, presented with a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio.

SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:

  • Audio Commentary with Director Kenneth J. Hall
  • New Retrospective Featurette with Cast & Crew including Stars Linnea Quigley, Cleave Hall, David Deceatou, Director Kenneth J. Hall and others!
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Lobby Card personally autographed by Kenneth J. Hall and Linnea Quigley
  • Still Gallery

KEEP READING FOR A LOOK AT THE DVD ART AND UNOFFICIAL TRAILER AFTER THE BREAK!

XLRATOR MEDIA ACQUIRES NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS FOR THE SXSW HIT, HOLY GHOST PEOPLE

Honestly, I’ve never been the biggest fan of the Butcher Brothers. In addition to having a name scheme I’ve felt pandered to a certain audience, I was never really that drawn to their films. Maybe I’m just not that into vamps and haven’t given ’em a fair shake. But I think that’s all about to change. Taking a look at the trailer for HOLY GHOST PEOPLE, I was blown away. But y’all know me. Anything “dirty south,” with backwoods carnage and insanity and I’m in like Flynn. Now, thanks to XLrator Media, those of us unlucky enough to have been in Austin to check out the film will finally get a chance to see it as they’ve just acquired the North American Rights to the film

FROM THE PRESS RELEASE:

LOS ANGELES – XLrator Media has acquired all North American rights to the Southern Gothic thriller, HOLY GHOST PEOPLE, following its world premiere last month at South by Southwest. The film is directed by Mitchell Altieri – one half of the Butcher Brothers (The Hamiltons, The Thompsons) – and written by Kevin Artigue & Joe Egender, Altieri & Phil Flores (the other half of the Butcher Brothers). XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon announced the deal today.

“Following our great experience working with the Butcher Brothers on the vampire epic The Thompsons, we’re thrilled to be releasing Mitchell’s extraordinary new film which created such a sensation at SXSW,” said Gordon.

HOLY GHOST PEOPLE was produced by Jeffrey Allard, Phil Flores & Mitchell Altieri and Joe Egender & Kevin Artigue and executive produced by L.C. Nussbeck. The deal was negotiated by Gordon and the Paradigm Finance Group on behalf of the filmmakers.

SYNOPSIS:

In the film, 19-year-old Charlotte (Emma Greenwell, “Shameless”) enlists the help of alcoholic ex-Marine Wayne (Brendan McCarthy) to find her estranged sister who has gone missing deep in the Appalachian Mountains. Their search leads them to the Church of One Accord and the enigmatic snake-handling preacher Brother Billy (Joe Egender), who’s devoted congregation of outcasts knowingly risk injury or death seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost. What Wayne and Charlotte uncover during their time on the mountain – about themselves and the nature of faith – will shake them to their core, as the mystery of Charlotte’s sister and her fate unravels. 

KEEP READING FOR A LOOK AT THE WICKED SXSW TRAILER FOR WHAT LOOKS TO BE THE BEST BUTCHER BROTHERS FLICK YET!

THE NEW TRAILER FOR THE CARRIE REMAKE HAS HIT THE WEB

Over the weekend I happened to catch a showing of the new EVIL DEAD remake (more on that later…I’ve taken to calling it LET’S JUST COVER EVERYTHING IN BLOOD AND GET ON WITH IT) and before the feature, I was lucky enough to catch a glimpse at the new trailer for the CARRIE remake. I’ve gotta tell ya, it’s looking better and better than the original ever hoped to be. Check it out after the break!

KEEP READING FOR A LOOK AT THE WICKED NEW CARRIE TRAILER!