This week is packed with releases and news from Mondo, including re-recordings of classic John Carpenter themes performed by the Master of Horror and his band, a Planet of the Apes vinyl soundtrack, and full details for composer Fabio Frizzi’s upcoming live performance of The Beyond soundtrack in Austin, TX.
Perhaps the new preview video and photos for tonight’s season finale of Freeform’s Dead of Summer, titled “She Talks to Angels,” will provide some clues as to who will be left standing at the end of the summer at Camp Stillwater.
This October, Nitehawk Cinema will once again host a full night of frights with their fourth annual “A Nite to Dismember” movie marathon. Featuring a “House of Horrors” theme, this year’s marathon will feature 35mm prints of The Exorcist, The Black Cat, The Legend of Hell House, and Night of the Demons, as well as a screening of Under the Shadow.
Revenge of the pumpkins, indeed! Picking up where the story left off in the very first issue, Blood & Gourd #2: Escape from Henderson Farms will be released next Wednesday, September 7th. Also in today’s Horror Highlights: a new clip from Chiller Films’ Siren and a new trailer and official poster for Somnus.
While horror is riding high theatrically side this week, August 30th’s genre home entertainment releases are a bit on the quieter side, with only a handful of titles coming our way. Scream Factory is releasing the sword and sorcery movies Deathstalker and Deathstalker II on a double feature Blu-ray, and for you cult film fans out there, Vinegar Syndrome has given Evils of the Night an HD overhaul.
In easily one of the best surprises us horror fans have been treated to as of late, the recent collaboration between director Adam Wingard, writer Simon Barrett, and Lionsgate, which was initially titled The Woods, was revealed at this year’s Comic-Con to actually be a sequel to one of the most influential genre films in modern cinema: The Blair Witch Project.
“It’s good versus evil, but our good is not that good, and the evil is really bad.” A new blood-splattered preview video and patriotic key art tease the anticipated second season of Ash vs Evil Dead, premiering October 2nd on STARZ.
He brought smiles, laughter, and merry memories to multiple generations, and although his legacy will live on, it is with great sadness that we share the news that Gene Wilder has passed away at the age of 83.
In addition to working with M. Night Shyamalan on a new Tales From the Crypt TV series, TNT is looking to continue expanding their horror programming roster, as the network has now ordered a pilot episode for the TV series Let The Right One In, based on John Ajvide Lindqvist’s vampiric novel of the same name.
Coming off a successful first film, many talented directors fall victim to the dreaded “sophomore slump,” the second film in a director’s catalogue that builds so much hype, anticipation, and expectations that it’s nearly impossible to find any sort of success.