NEW TRAILER AND FULL SPECS FOR RESTORED NOSFERATU: A SYMPHONY OF HORROR.

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Eureka! Entertainment announced the home video release of an eagerly awaited new restoration of F. W. Murnau’s legendary silent cinema horror classic NOSFERATU: A SYMPHONY OF HORROR (1922), expertly restored in Germany by the world-renowned Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung.

From Bloody Disgusting:

The earliest adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” has become one of the most iconic and of all horror films – and silent films – in the history of cinema, ranked #21 in Empire magazine’s 2010 poll of the 100 greatest films in world cinema and included in the recent Critic’s Poll by Sight & Sound magazine as one of the 250 greatest films ever made. With an incomparable lead performance as the vampire by Max Schreck — whom some believe to have been an actual vampire, it is the film behind E. Elias Merhige’s John Malkovich-starring Shadow of the Vampire and the inspiration behind Werner Herzog’s Klaus Kinski-starring 1979 feature adaptation, released theatrically by the BFI in the UK on November 1, 2013.

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Following a UK & Eire theatrical run where it will open in cinemas nationwide from Friday October 25, 2013, Blu-ray, Dual Format (Blu-ray + DVD) SteelBook and DVD editions featuring a raft of special features to be announced nearer the release date, will be released as part of Eureka! Entertainment’s award-winning The Masters of Cinema Series on November 18, 2013.

CONTINUE READING FOR A LOOK AT THE NEW TRAILER, EXTRA FEATURES LIST, & BLU-RAY ART!

UPDATE: SHADOWY PENNY DREADFUL TEASER COMES INTO THE LIGHT (NOW WITH OFFICIAL TEASER POSTER GOODNESS!)

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PENNY DREADFUL, the upcoming psychosexual horror TV series created for Showtime by John Logan (Screenwriter of such works as Gladiator, Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street, & Skyfall) and executive produced by Logan and Sam Mendes (Road To Perdition, Skyfall) released a short teaser following the series finale of DEXTER. The teaser asks if we believe in curses, demons, and monsters. The answer here at Backwoods Horror is a resounding HELL YES! Check it out after the break!

In the series, some of literature’s most famously terrifying characters – including Dr. Frankenstein and his creature, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula – become embroiled in Victorian London, weaving together the origins of such famous literary horror characters as they grapple with their monstrous alienation in Victorian London. YES, YES, & YES! I’m in already! The series will premiere in 2014.

CONTINUE READING FOR THE PENNY DREADFUL TEASER & MORE!

CHECK OUT THE NEW TRAILER FOR ‘TORMENT,’ STARRING KATHARINE ISABELLE

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I’ve been holding off on coverage of Jordan Barker’s TORMENT until we had a bit more information other than having the ever lovely Katharine Isabelle starring in it, not that that’s not enough to drive some people to pick it up. Recently, however, Filmax has released the festival trailer, which features GINGER SNAPS, & AMERICAN MARY star Katharine Isabelle. Robin Dunne and Stephen McHattie also star.

Synopsis:

The story concerns Cory Morgan, his wife and their 3 year old daughter Emily who decide to spend a quiet family holiday alone. When Sarah starts seeing strange things around the house, it soon becomes clear that they have some unwanted guests. Now the family are forced to fight for their lives in what has become a festival of terror of epic proportions.

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CONTINUE READING FOR THE INCREDIBLY CREEPY TORMENT TRAILER & POSTER ART!

NOTLD DOCUMENTARY BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD GETS A RELEASE DATE!

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In 1968 a young college drop-out and aspiring filmmaker named George A. Romero directed Night of the Living Dead, a low-budget horror film that shocked the world, became an icon of the counterculture, and invented the modern movie zombie, which has spawned legions of films, books, comics, and video games, generating billions of dollars.

Robert Kuhns’s BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD, a new documentary available on iTunes October 15 and limited theaters October 18, shows how Romero gathered an unlikely team of Pittsburghers — policemen, iron workers, teachers, ad-men, housewives and a roller-rink owner — to shoot, with a revolutionary guerrilla, run-and-gun style, his seminal film. During that process Romero and his team created an entirely new and horribly chilling monster — one that was undead and feasted upon human flesh.

CONTINUE READING FOR MORE ON BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD INCLUDING A TRAILER AND THE AMAZING POSTER ART!

TEASER FOR BATES MOTEL SEASON 2

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While things got off to a bit of a slow start in the first season of BATES MOTEL, the story slowly began to escalate into madness; not just Norman’s but the psychosis of the entire town as well. It’s the kind of show that grows on you as it takes things slow to build character and story (a rare thing in modern horror/thriller films and television). In addition to the relationship between Norman Bates and his mother Norma, we’re treated to all kinds of weirdness within the picturesque town itself. While not exactly Twin Peaks, there are definitely some elements of that show thrown in as well.

Synopsis:

A modern re-imagining and prequel to the movie Psycho (1960), “this story begins with the earlier years of a teenage Norman Bates and his mother Norma who live in an old house overlooking the adjoining motel which they are renovating. The house and hotel both come with secrets of their own as does the new town which the Bates’ now call home.

CONTINUE READING FOR A LOOK AT THE CREEPY TEASER FOR BATES MOTEL SEASON 2!

TRAILER HITS FOR DEVIL INSIDE DIRECTOR’S NEW WEREWOLF FILM: WER

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Arrow In The Head recently got their claws on the trailer for William Brent Bell’s (THE DEVIL INSIDE) upcoming werewolf film WER, and now, boils ‘n ghouls, we’ve got it up here on Backwoods Horror. While I wasn’t really the biggest fan of The Devil Inside, my favorite movie monster (as you all probably know by now) is the werewolf, so any news on a new werewolf film and I can’t help but be drawn to it…even if the trailer screams “stay away” with its overabundance of CGI and the werewolf itself looking more like a hairy hobo than the bi-pedal wolf from hell I hold near and dear to my heart.

Synopsis:

Following the brutal slaying of an American family vacationing in rural France, a peculiar man living near the crime scene is blindly charged with their murders. Believing her client is innocent, expatriate American defense attorney Kate Moore and her team decide to take a scientific approach in order to prove his physical incapability to local authorities.  As she delves into his enigmatic family history, she uncovers evidence that suggests the rebirth of an unexpected legend.  When a bloodbath ensues, Kate must do whatever she can to survive the surrounding terror and prevent the chaos from spreading. A.J. Cook, Simon Quarterman and Brian J. O’Connor star.

CONTINUE READING TO GET A LOOK AT THE NEW TRAILER FOR WILLIAM BRENT BELL’S NEW WERWOLF FEATURE: WER!

SDCC GODZILLA TEASER TRAILER HAS HIT…FOR NOW…

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UPDATE 2: WARNER BROS. WERE ON US LIKE WHITE ON RICE LESS THAN AN HOUR AFTER POSTING! GOOD JOB TO THEIR SHARP EYED LEGAL DEPT. NOW WE KNOW WHY THEY MAKE SO DAMN MUCH! SO THAT’S A WRAP, UNFORTUNATELY. OTHERWISE THEY’RE GOING TO, I DON’T KNOW, CALL JOHNNY LAW ON ME OR SUE ME, AND I’D RATHER REMAIN ON FRIENDLY TERMS WITH MEDIA GROUPS TO KEEP THIS SITE GOING! SORRY ‘BOUT IT, BUT I HOPE YOU CAUGHT IT WHILE YOU COULD!

UPDATE: I HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO FIND THE VIDEO ANYWHERE ELSE, BUT HERE IT IS FOR BACKWOODS HORROR READERS! LOOK UPON ITS GLORY AFTER THE BREAK!

 

It’s taken two-years for this video to leak and it’s getting pulled down in a hurry everywhere. Act fast if you want to see it. Don’t be surprised if it’s already gone by the time you hit PLAY.

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I’ve just played the SDCC GODZILLA Teaser Trailer now about 5 or 6 times. It’s fucking BRILLIANT! While not much of the big guy can be seen, plenty of what he has wrought is…and it looks like this time Legendary has done right by the fans. Take a look after the break, but don’t wait too long because this little bit of leaked video is being taken down everywhere.

CONTINUE READING AFTER THE BREAK FOR THE LEAKED GODZILLA TEASER TRAILER!

FIRST ART FROM HANNIBAL SEASON 2 IS CREEPILY AMAZING!

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Perhaps the best written and directed show on television (sorry AMERICAN HORROR STORY ASYLUM, you were a close second) this past year was HANNIBAL, and now we get a look at the first art from the upcoming second season. Admittedly, unless you’ve seen the first season, this art is a little hard to explain but it makes complete and incredible sense. If I’m looking forward to ANYTHING next year, it’s HANNIBAL, SEASON 2. And for those of you who haven’t seen the first season and the first key art for the second season is confusing the hell out of you…too bad, I’m not giving it away. Watch it…and get ready.

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Show runner Bryan Fuller developed what you just beheld (along with the work of some kick ass FX artists) and had the following to say about it all:

“After a horrifying descent into madness in Season 1, this image ironically represents the perspective of a scrappier, clearer-minded Will Graham in Season 2. The scales have fallen from his eyes, and he finally sees Hannibal Lecter for the monster he is.”

HANNIBAL will return in early 2014 with a 13-episode season that begins with Episode 2.01, “Kaiseki”

POSTER COLLECTIVE TO RELEASE HOLLYWOOD HORROR ICONS POSTER

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We are proud to present a special poster celebrating the scariest, the deadliest and the most influential horror icons in Hollywood history. This limited edition print was originally hand drawn with pencil by illustrator Ted Bracewell.  The image has been professionally transferred and will be printed as a museum grade fine art giclée. This poster will be sold as a timed edition (details below) to allow all the horror fiends out there the opportunity to snag one of these must have posters. Hope you enjoy it. Cheers!

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Sale and Shipping Details:

The poster will be on sale for 2 full weeks starting at sale at 12:01AM PST on Tuesday, October 1st and the sale will be open until 12:01AM on Tuesday, October 15th.

Purchase as many as your horror loving heart desires. No limits. You will have a full 2 weeks to purchase. The edition size will be determined by how many are sold in that amount of time. After that, the edition will be closed, printed and never reprinted again. We will let everyone know what the final edition is via Facebook and Twitter after the sale finalizes.

A lot of you would like to have the poster prior to Halloween so we’ve partnered with our printer to ensure we can begin shipping as early as Friday, October 19th. That may not work for all of our foreign customers, but US orders will be there in plenty of time to enjoy during Halloween month.

Buy HERE!!!

AMERICAN HORROR STORY COVEN DELIVERS 3 MORE TEASERS AND A VOODOO FEATURETTE

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With just a week before the premiere for AMERICAN HORROR STORY COVEN next Wednesday, FX has given us three more teasers and a featurette on New Orleans Voodoo. From the AMERICAN HORROR STORY COVEN Facebook Page: AHS Facebook fans get the first exclusive look Inside The Coven to learn the truth and misconceptions of New Orleans Voodoo. American Horror Story: Coven Premieres Wednesday, October 9 at 10p only on FX, starring Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Gabourey Sidibe, Patti LuPone, Emma Roberts, Angela Bassett, Taissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy, Lily Rabe, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare, Alexandra Breckenridge, and Jamie Brewer.. Check out the new teasers and featurette after the break below!

In the new season a young girl, Zoe, is shattered to discover she possesses a strange genetic affliction tracing back to the dark days of Salem. Zoe is whisked away to Miss Robichaux’s Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies, a mysterious school in New Orleans devoted to safeguarding the few remaining descendants who share this unique bloodline. Harboring a secret agenda, Fiona Goode, the most powerful witch of their generation, returns to town, reigniting old rivalries with the Coven’s deadly enemies, the Voodoo.

Synopsis:

Over 300 years have passed since the turbulent days of the Salem witch trials and those who managed to escape are now facing extinction. Mysterious attacks have been escalating against their kind and young girls are being sent away to a special school in New Orleans to learn how to protect themselves. Wrapped up in the turmoil is new arrival, Zoe (Taissa Farmiga), who is harboring a terrifying secret of her own. Alarmed by the recent aggression, Fiona (Jessica Lange), the long-absent Supreme, sweeps back into town, determined to protect the Coven and hell-bent on decimating anyone who gets in her way.

CONTINUE READING AFTER THE BREAK FOR A LOOK AT THE NEW AMERICAN HORROR STORY TEASERS AND A LOOK INSIDE THE COVEN WITH A FEATURETTE ON NEW ORLEANS VOODOO!