Larry Cohen Slams Refn’s ‘Maniac Cop’ Remake

Maniac Cop, a modern adaptation of William Lustig’s 1988 cult classic that Nicolas Winding Refn and his partner Lene Børglum are producing, was set to shoot this summer in Los Angeles. Now, according to BMD, the project could be dead. The news came via Larry Cohen, who wrote the 1988 original: “As far as I know, that’s not happening anymore, and if it is, they might be trying to keep it a secret, as they’d owe me $250,000…” John Hyams, who … [Read more...]

‘IT’s’ Box Office Numbers Continue to Float Towards $500 Million

While New Line Cinema’s Annabelle: Creation quietly surpassed $300M worldwide this weekend, their adaptation of Stephen King’s IT continues to decimate the box office. Last weekend saw only a 51% drop from the record-breaking opening weekend, with the same happening once again based on early estimates. Even though the Kingsman sequel has dethroned the King, IT only dropped 50% and is estimated to have pulled in another $30M for a … [Read more...]

Mike Dougherty Teases Day 69 on the Set of ‘Godzilla: King of Monsters’

Mike Dougherty shot out an intriguing tweet the other day from the set of Godzilla: King of Monsters. I don’t really see it, but people are claiming it looks as if Godzilla is wearing some sort of armor in the below rendering? Do you see it?Day 69. @GodzillaMovie pic.twitter.com/fy4BvBTeic — Mike Dougherty (@Mike_Dougherty) September 22, 2017The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members … [Read more...]

‘The Clearing’ Set on the Dawn of the Apocalypse [Exclusive]

Lexicon Entertainment, in association with Room in the Sky Films today announced the start of production on their fourth production of the year: The Clearing, the feature directorial debut for writer-director Dave Matalon who directs from his own screenplay, Bloody Disgusting learned. “A horror-action film, The Clearing is set at the dawn of the zombie apocalypse. Amid tensions between Tom (Liam McIntyre) and his wife (Sydelle Noel) over … [Read more...]

“The Exorcist” Imagery and Art Possess the Woods

The other day we got the teaser and now (thanks to Deadline) we have action-packed new imagery from the debut episode of “The Exorcist” Season 2, which premieres Friday, Sept. 29 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. In the Season 2 premiere… “Six months after leaving Chicago, Father Tomas continues his training to become an exorcist under the watchful eye of his partner Marcus Keane. Their travels lead them to a troubled young woman in rural Montana, … [Read more...]

See the Bodily Fluids of Takashi Miike’s ‘Ichi the Killer’ in 4K!

It was announced earlier this year that Emperor Motion Picture had restored and revived Ichi the Killer (2001), one of the most challenging, violent and iconic films to emerge from Japanese auteur Takashi Miike. It was announced today that not only did Well Go USA Entertainment acquire North American rights for the all-new 4K restoration but that it’s a director’s cut! In the film, as sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for … [Read more...]

Trailer for ‘M.F.A.’, One of the Most Important Films of the Year

After being sexually assaulted, Francesca Eastwood plays an art student who confronts her attacker and digs deeper into campus violence in this timely, unpredictable thriller. One of the most important movies of the year, the acclaimed revenge thriller M.F.A. will be available in select theaters and on digital platforms October 13, 2017. The film, from director Natalia Leite and writer Leah McKendrick, takes on the searing current issue of sexual … [Read more...]

Bruised ‘mother!’ Poster Juxtaposes the Love and Hate for Darren Aronofsky’s Horror Film

Director Darren Aronofsky took to reddit this morning for an impromptu AMA, while also revealing a brand new poster for mother! heading into its second weekend of release. It bombed, mostly because IT took all the money out of the box office and left scraps for everyone else. Audiences also hated it, awarding it with an “F” Cinemascore. And while the film does carry horrific themes, I think Paramount would have done a lot better had … [Read more...]

Marvel’s “The Punisher” Blasts Onto Netflix Next Month

I’m unsure why the secrecy, but a new issue of Total Film is alleging that Marvel’s “The Punisher” series will be streaming on Netflix on Friday, October 13th. We’ll update when the release date is officially redacted. In the new series, “After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York’s criminal … [Read more...]

Trailer for ‘Les Affamés’ (‘Ravenous’) Looks Like it Slays!

A remote village in Quebec is terrorized by a flesh-eating plague, in the latest from Robin Aubert. Actor Marc-André Grondin (Goon) stars in the arthouse horror thriller Les Affamés (Ravenous), alongside actress Monia Chokri (Venice/TIFF 2016 selection Réparer les vivants), Veteran actresses Micheline Lanctôt (My Internship in Canada) and Brigitte Poupart (Monsieur Lazhar). Directed by Aubert, who also penned the script, “The film follows a group … [Read more...]

Asylum’s ‘2-Headed Shark Attack’ in Theaters Next Week at Cinemark!

The Asylum, the studio behind the hit Sharknado franchise and Syfy’s “Z Nation,” recently announced a partnership with Cinemark Theatres for a late-night theatrical movie series dedicated to homegrown horror, thriller, sci-fi and cult cinema. Dubbed “Thursday Nights at The Asylum,“ the big screen experience launches next week on September 28 in 76 Cinemark theaters across the country with 2-Headed Shark Attack. Starring Brooke Hogan, Carmen … [Read more...]

‘Super Dark Times’: Two Friends Have an Awkward Encounter in This Exclusive Clip

Heading into Fantastic Fest ahead of it’s theatrical release is Kevin Phillips’ teenage nightmare Super Dark Times, which was actually penned by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, who wrote our V/H/S spinoff SiREN. I raved about the psychological thriller, explaining that “Super Dark Times is tragedy in its purest of forms, removing the safety blanket from suburbia, tormenting the town with a morbid tale that will leave scars on each and … [Read more...]

Several More Head Down Amazon’s “Carnival Row”

Amazon is rounding out its cast for “Carnival Row”, adding David Gyasi (Interstellar), Karla Crome (Under the Dome), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones), and Tamzin Merchant (Salem) to the eight-episode straight-to-series fantasy drama, from Rene Echevarria, Travis Beacham, Paul McGuigan and Legendary Television, says Deadline. They join previously cast Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne. “Carnival Row” is described as a … [Read more...]