SAMUEL L. JACKSON NABS ROLE IN STEPHEN KING’S CELL FILM ADAPTATION

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From The Press Release:

“Benaroya Pictures and The Genre Company announced today they have set Samuel L. Jackson to co-star with John Cusack in the apocalyptic thriller CELL, based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King. Tod “Kip” Williams will direct, with production set to begin in January. Benaroya Pictures is financing.

Samuel L. Jackson most recently co-starred in last year’s Django Unchained and next appears in the upcoming filmsOldboy and Robocop as well as Captain America 2: Winter Soldier and The Avengers sequel. He is currently in production on Secret Service.  In CELL, Jackson will play Tom McCourt, an engineer and former soldier who escapes from Boston along with Cusack’s character, Clay Riddell, after a mysterious pulse, transmitted by cell phones, spreads like a virus through the human population.

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CONTINUE READING FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING THE NEW POSTER (COURTESY OF BLOODY DISGUSTING) & SYNOPSIS ON THE FILM!

EARLY FOOTAGE OF NORMAN REEDUS LEARNING TO USE A CROSSBOW FOR THE WALKING DEAD

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Source: LaughingSquid

You might think “The Walking Dead” star is a natural badass with a crossbow, but you’d be wrong. Dead wrong.

On a recent episode of Conan, late-night host Conan O’Brien showed the audience hilarious early training footage of THE WALKING DEAD star Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon) struggling with a crossbow. Why shoot a zombie in the head with an arrow, when you can just throw the entire crossbow at it instead?

Check out the footage below!

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DETAILS REVEALED FOR THE SCREAM FACTORY RELEASE OF KEVIN TENNEY’S WITCHBOARD & NIGHT OF THE DEMONS

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I think it’s fairly obvious that we here at BackwoodsHorror are huge SCREAM FACTORY fans. A division of SHOUT! Factory, this company has been putting out some of the finest blu-ray editions of fan favorites for some time, reminding me of the glory days of Anchor Bay…perhaps even better. And now they’re releasing two of my favorite Kevin Tenney films: Witchboard, and perhaps my favorite, Night of the Demons on Blu-ray on February 4th, 2014. Check out the cover art and full specs after the break!

CONTINUE READING FOR THE COVER ART AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE BLU-RAY RELEASE OF WITCHBOARD & NIGHT OF THE DEMONS!

INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2 GETS COVER ART AND HOME VIDEO RELEASE DATE

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From The Press Release:

“The famed horror team of director James Wan (Saw, The Conjuring) and writer Leigh Whannell (Saw, Saw III) reunite with the original cast in the highly anticipated, spine-tingling follow-up INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2, debuting December 24 on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Fans can delve deeper into “The Further” with more than an hour of bonus materials exclusive to the Blu-ray Combo Pack, including a three-part webisode called “Insidious: Spectral Sightings,” which gives an inside look at the business operations of Specs and Tucker from their early days as paranormal investigators through their investigation with Elise. Cast and crew highlights are also included in the three additional behind-the-scenes featurettes available exclusively on the Blu-ray Combo Pack, including a discussion about making INSIDIOUS 2 and what it was like to film at a haunted location. Fans can unlock secrets from this suspense thriller through two additional featurettes available on both the Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. “Peripheral Vision: Behind the Scenes” takes fans onto the set of the film to see how it was created, and “Ghostly Transformation” follows the make-up effects used to create the ghosts in The Further.”

CONTINUE READING FOR THE COVER ART AND LIST OF SPECIAL FEATURES!

TWO PREVIEWS FOR THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 4 EPISODE 5

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After the events of last night’s episode of THE WALKING DEAD, I’m sure, like me, you were on the edge of your seat screaming at your televisions…or maybe that’s just me. So, as a special treat, check out not 1, but count ’em 2 previews for the next episode! AMC has released two promo videos for the next episode of THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 4, airing Sunday, November 10 at 9/8c. Titled “Internment,” the episode is described as follows: Assorted enemies pressure Rick and the group, and the survivors and the prison may reach a breaking point.

CONTINUE READING AFTER THE BREAK FOR A LOOK AT THE TWO NEW PREVIEWS FOR THE WALKING DEAD EPISODE 4.05, INTERNMENT!

SIX IMAGES AND A SNEAK PEEK AT AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN EPISODE 5

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Take a look after the break for a sneak peek at episode 5 of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN, along with six images just in case a video tease wasn’t enough.

The next episode, “Burn, Witch, Burn,” airs this Wednesday on FX at 10pm.

In the next chapter:  Besieged by Marie Laveau’s army, Zoe unleashes a new power. Fiona and Myrtle clash over control of the Coven. Madame LaLaurie is confronted by old ghosts.

KEEP READING FOR 6 NEW PHOTOS AND A SNEAK PREVIEW OF AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN EPISODE 5!

GROOVY BRUCE CAMPBELL CONFIRMS ARMY OF DARKNESS 2!

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Man it is EVIL DEAD CENTRAL over here. A while back, we heard rumblings that Sam Raimi was working on a screenplay for a sequel to ARMY OF DARKNESS, and now we have confirmation from Groovy Bruce Campbell that ARMY OF DARKNESS 2 IS A GO!

Recently, according to ComicBook.com, Bruce Campbell was at the Wizard World Nashville Comic Con on Friday, and while there, a fan popped the question, “Are you going to make a sequel to Army of Darkness?

Campbell’s response was as follows;

The last one was twenty-two years ago. I just haven’t been racing to do it. Sam Raimi is just a little bit busy making the biggest movies in Hollywood. I used to be busy. Now I’m not. That’s why I’m here.

Ash would have to stop occasionally from chasing some deadite to catch his breath. Maybe we could do that, I guess. That would be exciting. Fight in a walker. That would be alright. Hit them with my cane. Fake them out, have a fake heart attack, distract a zombie. I like it.

Campbell finally came clean on a serious note;

Alright sir, the answer is yes.

FUCK YES!
(And Now The Obligatory “Groovy”)

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HAIL TO THE DEADITES: NEW EVIL DEAD DOCUMENTARY COMING SOON!!!

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From Fangoria:

Sam Raimi’s THE EVIL DEAD and its sequels have amassed an army of followers, and their passion for the films is the subject of a new documentary that is seeking contributors.

HAIL TO THE DEADITES is being directed and produced by DiggerFilms’ Steve Villeneuve, who previously celebrated independent horror in UNDER THE SCARES. This time, he says, “The goal is to make a documentary about the fans with the fans. We think the Deadites are a big and strong family, and making this film will allow us to reach out to each other. As a fan, I want to know them and I want to meet them. I want to share my collection and discover theirs. This film is not just for collectors; it’s for all the EVIL DEAD fans in general who made this franchise a classic.”

UPDATE: CHECK OUT THE NEW TRAILER AFTER THE BREAK!

CONTINUE READING FOR MORE ON THE EVIL DEAD DOCUMENTARY HAIL TO THE DEADITES INCLUDING A VIDEO AND LINKS!

HORROR JOURNALIST TAL ZIMMERMAN EXPLORES THE DEEPER CONCEPTS OF HORROR IN NEW DOCUMENTARY ‘WHY HORROR’

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Why Horror is a feature documentary following horror fan Tal Zimmerman as he looks at the psychology of horror around the world in order to understand why we love to be scared.

Horror entertainment instantly attracts or repulses audiences. And yet, it’s a global phenomenon. Millions of people love it, but horror fans are often misunderstood. Tal Zimerman should know. He’s one of them.

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Tal is a horror journalist and a full-fledged fan of everything deep dark and disgusting. But lately he’s been asking himself WHY? Why is it that he and millions of other people are obsessed with horror?

CONTINUE READING FOR AN EARLY TRAILER AND MORE ON THE TAL ZIMMERMAN DOCUMENTARY ‘WHY HORROR?’!

TRICK ‘R TREAT 2 IS FINALLY HAPPENING!

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That’s right boils ‘n ghouls. Perhaps one of the greatest Halloween Horror films to come our way in decades, TRICK ‘r TREAT  is finally getting a sequel. While I think the film is one of those masterpieces that doesn’t necessarily need a sequel, with the right people involved, I think we, the fans, may very well have another masterpiece on our hands!

From HorrorMovies.ca:

[Recently, at the] Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles, there was a special screening of Trick ‘r Treat for Beyond Fest.  This screening was also live streamed and featured a Q&A with Bryan Singer and stars of the film.  It was during the Q&A that the subject of “Trick ‘r Treat 2? was brought up.  Michael Dougherty, the film’s director, said it was out of his hands.  That’s when a representative from Legendary Pictures stood up and shouted “Let’s make a sequel!” and then the screen behind the Q&A participants lit up with the Trick ‘r Treat 2 logo.  It was also revealed that Dougherty would be directing the new film.

HAWT DAYUM!

CHECK OUT THE Q&A VIDEO AFTER THE BREAK AND A BIT MORE FROM DOUGHERTY ABOUT WHAT WE MAY HAVE IN STORE FOR TRICK ‘R TREAT 2!