Comet TV announced their programming for August and it's a fun lineup. John Landis' American Werewolf in London, Vampire's Kiss, and Invasion of the Body Snatchers are just some of the movies announced. Also: Amsterdamned Blu-ray release details, FrightFest 2017 short films lineup, Cavitycolors' Bloody Disgusting Collection, new photos for She Rises, The Dead Next Door Blu-ray special features, and the HollyShorts Film Festival lineup.
Comet TV's August Programming: "AIRING ON COMET in August.
YOU DON’T NEED A SUBSCRIPTION TO WATCH THESE GREAT MOVIES…
THEY’RE AIRING FOR FREE ON COMET!
Vampire’s Kiss (1973)
Friday, August 4 at 8P/7C
Saturday, August 5 at 8P/7C
Wednesday, August 16 at 6P/5C
Friday, August 25 at NOON/11C
Steel Dawn (1987)
Friday, August 11 at 8P/7C
Saturday, August 12 at 8P/7C
Sunday, August 20 at 4P/3C
Thursday, August 24 at 6P/5C
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Friday, August 18 at 8P/7C
Saturday, August 19 at 8P/7C
Sunday, August 27 at 4P/3C
Thursday, August 31 at 6P/5C
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Friday, August 25 at 8P/7C
Saturday, August 26 at 8P/7C
Wednesday, August 30 at 5:30P/4:30C
Wednesday, August 9 at MIDNIGHT/11C
Sunday, August 13 at 6P/5C
Friday, August 18 at 10p/9C
Wednesday, August 23 at MIDNIGHT/11C
Monday, August 28 at 6P/5C
An American Werewolf in London
One of the greatest horror films of all time is headed to COMET! Check out John Landis’ often imitated but never duplicated 1981 classic, An American Werewolf in London, and discover why it’s always a good idea to “stay off the moors.” The film airs on COMET on August 18 at 8P/7C, and again the following night at the same time.
Friday, August 18 at 8P/7C
Saturday, August 19 at 8P/7C
and Sunday, August 27 at 4P/3C
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Most of the time, we’re not big fans of remakes. But once in a while, a remake comes along that vastly outshines its inspiration. Invasion of the Body Snatchers, the 1978 reboot of the 1956 sci-fi thriller, is one of those remakes. Not only that, it’s maybe the best remake ever made, and with stars like Donald Sutherland, Jeff Goldblum, and Leonard Nimoy, it’s not hard to see why. The invasion begins on August 25 at 8P/7C, with an encore airing at 8P/7C on August 26.
Friday, August 25 at 8P/7C
Saturday, August 26 at 8P/7C
and Wednesday, August 29 at 5:30P/4:30C
Blacula & Scream Blacula Scream (DOUBLE FEATURE)
TWO BLACULAS ARE BETTER THAN ONE. Without a doubt, the most iconic blaxploitation horror movie ever – and also probably the punniest movie title, period – Blacula has earned legions of devoted followers since first rising from the grave in 1972. Its success spawned an even campier sequel the following year in Scream Blacula Scream, and now you can catch both Blaculas on COMET in the same day. Blacula stalks your screen first on Saturday, August 5 at 2P/1C, and it will be followed directly by Scream Blacula Scream at 4P/3C.
Blacula airs Saturday, August 5 at 2P/1C
Scream Blacula Scream airs Saturday, August 5 at 4P/3C and Blacula airs Tuesday, August 8 at 4P/3C
Scream Blacula Scream airs Tuesday, August 8 at 6P/5C and Blacula airs Friday, August 25 at 4P/3C
Scream Blacula Scream airs Friday, August 25 at 6P/5C."
Amsterdamned Blu-ray Release Details: Blue Underground will release Amsterdamned on a limited edition Blu-ray / DVD on August 29th.
"Down in the murky depths of Amsterdam’s famous canals lurks a murderous predator. Surfacing at night, he kills at random and disappears without a trace. As the bodies begin to pile up and mass hysteria envelopes the city, Detective Eric Visser is assigned to head the investigation. With only the escalating number of victims to go on, Visser pursues his quarry with a vengeance, unaware that his beautiful new girlfriend may be the mysterious killer’s next victim.
Huub Stapel (THE LIFT) and Monique van de Ven (TURKISH DELIGHT) star in this pulse-pounding thriller written and directed by Dick Maas (SILENT WITNESS), highlighted by an explosive speedboat chase through the city’s narrow canals. Long unavailable on U.S. home video, Blue Underground proudly presents AMSTERDAMNED in a brand-new 2K restoration from the original Dutch negative, approved by Dick Maas!
FrightFest 2017 Short Films Lineup Announced: Press Release: "Film News (UK): Horror Channel FrightFest announces 2017 Short Film Showcase.
With twenty-six films over three days, including ten World, four European and seven UK premieres, Horror Channel FrightFest’s short film showcase unleashes this year’s eclectic mix of the bold, brave, bloody and barmy with films programmed to entertain, frighten, enlighten and simply amaze.
There are twelve films from the United Kingdom, forming the centerpiece of this year’s line-up. These include James Moran’s BLOOD SHED, starring Shaun Dooley and Sally Phillips, where a man’s love of his garden shed takes a rather murderous turn. In JUDGEMENT, Neil Maskell stars as a single man looking for love in all the wrong places and Laurence R. Harvey shines as a mutated children’s’ toy in TEDDY BEAR’S PICNIC. Then there’s Katie Bonham’s MAB, about a girl who turns to witchcraft to teach someone a lesson.
The other home-grown offerings see people haunted by ghostly figures in HELD DOWN BY A SHADOW and MAYFLOWER, while humans are the threat in THE WELCOMING and MISDIRECTION. Other dimensions hold secrets and sway in EVENT HORIZON and HUM, while the house down the lane holds horror in the Cannes-selected REAL GODS REQUIRE BLOOD. And finally, SMEAR will make you laugh all the way to the most uncomfortable procedure at the doctors’ surgery.
Horror from around the world will creep up on you, first as a cat with a deadly secret in MEOW, then as a woman out for revenge in FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL…Being alone in a strange house is no laughing matter in DRIP DROP and ROTARY, while one should be careful of what lurks behind the doors in CRESWICK and FEEDING TIME, which stars Stacy Snyder and Graham Skipper. And if you think butterflies are just cute flying insects, VOCABULARY 1 might change your mind.
Love can tear you apart or set you free in the gorgeous fantasies of BAD HEADS and NIMMER, while the loss and search for loved ones becomes an obsession in MAN IN THE MOON and AN ELDRITCH PLACE. And the lure of power is too much for some people when the realm of science fiction makes the unbelievable seem real, in KEPT and TETHER.
In addition to the showcases, there are two special short film screenings. Preceding our opening night film ‘Cult of Chucky’ is THE DOLLHOUSE, a loving tribute to growing up in the world of the psycho killer doll, directed by Kyra Gardner. And our very own short film programmer Shelagh Rowan-Legg’s new film FLOW will have its European premiere preceding the screening of DHOGS.
Shelagh said today: "This year Horror Channel FrightFest's short film selection will take you from the darkest reaches of space to the darkest corners of the bedroom closet. With babysitters who are just a bit too inquisitive, manipulative men getting their just desserts, mothers trying to help their video-game addicted sons, security guards confronted by other-worldly monsters: these shorts from the UK and around the world offer the new wave of fantastic genre cinema”.
The full line-up:
FRIDAY 25 AUG – SPLICE MEDIA DISCOVERY SCREEN 1 from 13:20
(Prince Charles Cinema)
THE WELCOMING (World Premiere)
Director: Russ Gomm. Cast: Isabel Calder, Ben Shockley. UK 2017. 7 mins.
A little girl goes wandering in the woods. But some who wander might end up lost in darker places.
ROTARY (World Premiere)
Director: Lorenzo P. Adams. Cast: Emma Fawkes, David M. Goldberg. US 2017. 11 mins.
This babysitter’s childminding nights are usually uneventful. But not this evening…
BAD HEADS (London Premiere)
Director: Rebekah Fieschi. Cast: Alice Dessuant, Diako Diakoff. France 2015. 14 mins.
Jenny wants love so much she is willing to create it from scratch. But what she creates might not be what she wants.
MISDIRECTION (UK Premiere)
Director: Nic Alderton. Cast: Lucy Cudden, Daniel Caltagirone. UK 2017. 9 mins.
Steph, a married but lonely woman, meets an intriguing stranger at a bar. His charm might be more deadly than she imagines.
FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL…(European Premiere)
Director: Izzy Lee. Cast: Sean Carmichael, Tristan Risk. US 2017. 12 mins.
A man who uploads a homemade sex video taken in secret gets more than he bargained for when he makes a pit stop.
TETHER (International Premiere)
Director: Tim Reis. Cast: Mark Ashworth. US 2017. 12 mins.
A soldier in battle. A surgical team remotely repairing him. Warfare just hit a new level.
KEPT (World Premiere)
Director: Jaime Gonzalez. Cast: Jairo Camargo, Manuel Sarmiento. Colombia 2017.m18 mins.
Scientists have discovered a way to record dreams, and those with ulterior motives waste no time exploiting those whose dreams are the most powerful.
MEOW (European Premiere)
Director: Chris Jopp. Cast: Eleonore Dendy, Charles Hubbell. US 2016. 13 mins.
Samantha has a new apartment, and a cat she must keep hidden from the landlord. But that might be hard with all the bodies that keep appearing.
SUNDAY 27 AUG – SPLICE MEDIA DISCOVERY SCREEN 2 from 11:15
EVENT HORIZON (UK Premiere)
Director: Joséfa Celestin. Cast: Kate McLaughlin, Lori Stott. UK 2016. 10 mins.
Julianne is reluctant to leave childhood behind. But her fear of the future manifests in a strange celestial object that she must confront.
MAN IN THE MOON (UK Premiere)
Director: Monique Mulcahy. Cast: Pauline Grace, JC Innamorati. Australia 2016. 13 mins.
A single mother is concerned about her son’s obsession with a homemade video game. But her obsession turns to fear when she intercepts a strange transmission.
MAYFLOWER (World Premiere)
Director: Christopher Goodman. Cast: Jason Ryall. UK 2017. 7 mins.
A young engineer wakes up from cryo-sleep during a routine deep space flight. Was it due to a false alarm, or something more sinister?
VOCABULARY 1 (London Premiere)
Director: Becky James. Cast: Emma Roselle. US 2016.
Snakes are dangerous, and butterflies are cute. But is that really the case?
NIMMER (London Premiere)
Director: Lieven Vanhove. Cast: Geert Vandyck, Sarah Eisa. Belgium 2016. 16 mins.
A lighthouse. Two lovers. A dangerous cliff and the turbulent sea. Time is running out.
FEEDING TIME (UK Premiere)
Director: Matt Mercer. Cast: Stacy Snyder, Graham Skipper. US 2016. 13 mins.
When a young woman fills in for her friend on a babysitting job, she begins to suspect things are not as they seem.
REAL GODS REQUIRE BLOOD (London Premiere)
Director: Moin Hussain. Cast: Anna Berentzen, Kirsty Doyle. UK 2017. 20 mins.
A young woman does her neighbour a favour and looks after her young children. But something is lurking in the shadows.
BLOOD SHED (World Premiere)
Director: James Moran. Cast: Shaun Dooley, Sally Phillips. UK 2017. 13 mins.
Jack loves a bargain. And he loves sheds. But when he gets his very own dream shed, it might be a little more than he bargained for.
MONDAY 28 AUG – SPLICE MEDIA DISCOVERY SCREEN 2 from 11:15
TEDDY BEARS PICNIC (World Premiere)
Director: Thomas Hodge. Cast: Abby Miller, Laurence R. Harvey. UK 2017. 5 mins.
When this young mother and her daughter go out in the woods today, they are definitely in for a big surprise.
MAB (World Premiere)
Director: Katie Bonham. Cast: Maria Teresa, Lucy Clements. UK 2017. 15 mins.
Rosie makes strange daily deliveries to an isolated woman in the woods. But one day Rosie needs the woman’s services, which she never imagined.
AN ELDRITCH PLACE (UK Premiere)
Director: Julien Jauniaux. Cast: Ludovic Philips, Habib Ben Tanfous. Belgium 2016. 16 mins.
When Abdel accepts a night watchman job for Francis, he'll soon discover his obscure secret.
HUM (London Premiere)
Director: Stefano Nurra. Cast: Adam Shaw, James Bryce. UK 2017. 15 mins.
A grieving plumber seeks out a disgraced quantum physicist to rid himself of a tormenting "Hum".
DRIP DROP (UK Premiere)
Director: Jonna Nilsson. Cast: Siham Shurafa. Sweden, 2016. 8 mins.
A woman returns home to find there is no water in the house. Later that night, the water returns in the form of a steady drip.
JUDGEMENT (World Premiere)
Director: Sean Healy. Cast: Neil Maskell, Sura Dohnke. UK 2017. 5 mins.
Tom is getting on well with Ann, so well that she introduces him to her son, Jed. But Tom might be in for more than he had in mind….
CRESWICK (London Premiere)
Director: Natalie Erika James. Cast: Dana Miltins, Chris Orchard. Australia, 2016. 9 mins.
While a woman helps her father pack up his house, they are both increasingly aware of the presence that they always knew was there.
HELD DOWN BY A SHADOW (UK Premiere)
Director: Alex Peace. Cast: May Kelly, Katie Marie-Carter. UK 2017. 18 mins.
Scarlett hasn't gone to bed with the light off in a very long time. But every night, she wakes up in the dark unable to move...and she's not alone.
SMEAR (World Premiere)
Director: Kate Herron. Cast: Sophia di Martino, Isabella Laughland. UK 2017. 4 mins.
Chloe has to get a pap smear. Things are going to get messy.
THE DOLLHOUSE (World Premiere) Preceding CULT OF CHUCKY
Director: Kyra Gardner. Cast: Don Mancini, Brad Dourif. US 2017. 7 mins.
A filmmaker who grew up with the Chucky doll seeks out the other families surrounding the franchise to get their perspective on life with Chucky.
FLOW (European Premiere) preceding DHOGS
Director: Shelagh Rowan-Legg. Cast: Jamie Birkett, Lucy Clements. UK 2017. 5 mins.
When two women rebels are involved in a skirmish, they have more to argue about than the enemy...
Horror Channel FrightFest runs from 24th - 28th August 2017 at Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema.
Single tickets and passes are available to buy online: http://www.frightfest.co.uk/tickets.html
For full programme details and timetables go to: www.frightfest.co.uk
Cavitycolors' Bloody Disgusting Collection: "From Cavitycolors: "Reader beware... This Thursday, August 10th - We're bringing you a special collaboration with the #1 horror news site on the web, Bloody Disgusting! @bdisgusting!
BD has been a long time supporter of Cavitycolors for years, and a staple in the horror community for news and incredibly insightful articles that make us horror fans drool! We are incredibly excited to collaborate with them on another limited edition release. Prepare your eyeballs for a new enamel pin designed by yours truly, and a new shirt by @devondraws available for 72 hours only. Stay tuned!"
Photos Revealed from She Rises: "A director and her lead actor get a vacation rental while filming a movie. What starts as a helpful unassuming very nice host, becomes their worst nightmare."
Photos by Mike Skillsky:
The Dead Next Door Blu-ray Special Features: Press Release: "Tempe Entertainment announces the launch of its Blu-ray label Tempe Digital with the September 26 release of the 1990 landmark independent shocker "The Dead Next Door." Priced at $29.95 SRP, this 2-Disc Collector's Edition includes the same Blu-ray from the company's limited (and now out of print) 3-Disc Ultimate Edition, along with an all-new DVD featuring a collectible slipcover and three new bonus features.
Two and a half decades before "The Walking Dead" made zombies mainstream on cable television, 19-year-old writer/director J.R. Bookwalter ("Ozone," "Witchouse 2: Blood Coven") embarked on "The Dead Next Door," an ambitious horror feature pitting an elite team of Zombie Squad soldiers against hoards of the undead and the secretive religious cult hell-bent on protecting them. The film would ultimately take four years to complete with the help of a now-famous Hollywood director and more than 1,500 Northeast Ohio residents, who portrayed the multitudes of bloodthirsty ghouls.
For this 2-Disc Collector's Edition release, brand-new 4:3 and 16:9 1080p HD masters have been painstakingly created from a 2K restoration using the original Super-8mm film elements. Also included is a 5.1 surround mix which restores the voices of the original cast members for the first time ever, vintage and newly-prepared bonus materials, and much more. The DVD includes a 4:3 standard-definition presentation of the restored feature plus a candid audio commentary by the director recorded in 2001, which was previously only available on long out-of-print international releases.
The second disc also features an all-new 2017 interview with actor Scott Spiegel (director of cult favorites "Intruder" and "From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money"), as well as a 1999 tour of several locations where the film was shot. Rounding out the Collector's Edition is a beautiful slipcover featuring newly-commissioned artwork, which will only be available with the first pressing of 1,000 units.
"The Dead Next Door" 2-Disc Collector's Edition Blu-ray + DVD will be available everywhere on September 26, 2017, at $29.95 SRP, with retail distribution from our partners at MVD.
"THE DEAD NEXT DOOR" 2-Disc Collector's Edition (Blu-ray + DVD)
Disc 1 (Blu-ray)
* 2KRestored Feature in 4:3 Original Aspect Ratio (1.33:1, 78 mins.)
* 2K Restored Feature in 16:9 Widescreen (1.78:1, 78 mins.)
* DTS HD-MA 5.1 Surround Original Cast Mix
* DTS HD-MA 5.1 Surround Classic Dubbed Mix
* 2015 Audio Commentary with producers J.R. Bookwalter, Jolie Jackunas and Scott P. Plummer
* "Restoration of the Dead" Featurette (19 mins.)
* Capitol Theatre Screening Q&A (12 mins.)
* The Nightlight Screening Q&A (16 mins.)
* Behind the Scenes Footage (19 mins.)
* Deleted Scenes & Outtakes (7 mins.)
* Storyboard Gallery (27 mins.)
* Around The World Gallery (4 mins.)
* Behind The Scenes Gallery (9 mins.)
* Production Stills Gallery (6 mins.)
* Tempe Digital Trailers: The Dead Next Door (2015 Version), Platoon of the Dead (2009), Poison Sweethearts (2008)
Disc 2 (DVD)
* FIRST TIME ON DVD! Standard-Definition Presentation of 2K Restored Feature in 4:3 Original Aspect Ratio (1.33:1, 78 mins.)
* NEW! 2001 Foreign DVD Audio Commentary with writer/director J.R. Bookwalter and makeup FX artist David Lange
* NEW! Richards Returns: An Interview with Actor Scott Spiegel (5 mins.)
* NEW! Akron Location Tour with James L. Edwards (5 mins.)
* FIRST TIME ON DVD! Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Original Cast Mix
* FIRST TIME ON DVD! 2015 Audio Commentary with producers J.R. Bookwalter, Jolie Jackunas and Scott P. Plummer
* Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Classic Dubbed Mix
* 2005 Audio Commentary with writer/director J.R. Bookwalter, actor Michael Todd and cinematographer Michael Tolochko, Jr.
* 20 Years in 15 Minutes (16 mins.)
* Video Storyboards (8 mins.)
* Video Pre-Shoots (6 mins.)
* Auditions (14 mins.)
* 2000 Frightvision Reunion (6 mins.)
* Three Miles Out Music Video (3 mins.)
* Tempe Video Trailers: The Dead Next Door, Kingdom of the Vampire (1991), Ozone, The Sandman, Polymorph
Packaging (First 1,000 Units Only)
* Slipcover with Newly-Commissioned 2017 Artwork
* Classic VHS Release Wrap Arts
About Tempe Digital
Founded in 1991 during the heyday of the VHS format, Tempe Video has a lengthy history of distributing independent, low-budget features and special interest titles. The company cemented a reputation as "the Criterion of direct-to-video features" in 2003 after branching into DVD with a line of nationally distributed, feature-packed Special Editions.
Tempe's eclectic catalog of horror and cult fare includes the all-star dramedy "Eddie Presley" (directed by Jeff Burr), Showtime documentary "Something to Scream About" (directed by Jason Paul Collum), and "The Dead Next Door," a sprawling zombie epic directed by J.R. Bookwalter, which launches the new Tempe Digital line of Blu-ray releases."
HollyShorts Film Festival 2017 Lineup Announced: Press Release: "August 2, 2017, Hollywood---The Oscar-Qualifying 13th Edition of the HollyShorts Film Festival has unveiled its horror/thriller lineup. Below are the films in competition and their screening dates/times. The screenings will take place at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood. HollyShorts received a record over 4,000 submissions this year.
HollyShorts Horror and Thriller Programs:
Friday, August 11, 2017, 10pm-Horror Shorts
Body Image by Kim Garland
Rush by Yana Alliata
Fisher Cover by Sean Skene
Scratch by Emma Bell
Wandering Soul by Josh Tanner
The Night Delivery by Scott O'Hara
Conduit by Tim Earnheart
Taste by Adrian Selkowitz
It Began Without Warning by Santiago C. Tapia
Niles Canyon by Sallyanne Massimini
Sunday, August 13, 2017-Thriller Shorts
Dave by Shawn Lebert
Sidewalk Angels by Paulo Miranda
Hijo por Hijo (Child for Child) by Juan Avella
Bambina by Alexis Korycinski
Cul-De-Sac by Damon Russell
At The End of The Cul-De Sac by Paul Trillo
Midwife by Blake Salzman
A Motel Story by Nick Epstein
Quick Fix by Brian Leider
Tuesday, August 15, 2017-Thriller Shorts II
Whoever Was Using This Bed by Andrew Kotatko
Highway by Vanessa Gazy
Ditch by Adrian Elliot
Strangers on the Road by Carlos Solano
Clarity by Dustin Brown
The Suitcase by Abi Damaris Corbin
Thursday, August 17, 2017-Ortherwordly Shorts