Cavitycolors pays tribute to Maniac Cop 2 with a new shirts and pins collection, and in today's Horror Highlights, we also have details on Aliens Ate My Homework, What the Waters Left Behind, and The Tormenting

Maniac Cop 2 Shirts and Pins Collection: From Cavitycolors: "Hey Fiends!

This Thursday, we're bringing you our officially licensed MANIAC COP 2 collection!

Written by Larry Cohen (The Stuff) and directed by WILLIAM LUSTIG (Maniac), Part 2 of the series is my personal favorite entry in the series. A 90's cult classic in the truest sense, it's just so satisfying to see a much more monstrous Matt Cordell wreak havoc on the streets of New York City. We couldn't be more excited to work with top notch artists on this release, including Devon Whitehead, Jason Edmiston, Shane Murphy, and Matt Skiff. All art is officially licensed, and approved by William Lustig himself for what might be the very first OFFICIAL Maniac Cop apparel and pins. Prepare yourselves. These items will go fast!"


Aliens Ate My Homework: Press Release: "UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 31, 2017 -- Extraterrestrials invade Earth and a pair of middle schoolers hold the fate of the world in their hands in Aliens Ate My Homework, a delightfully comical intergalactic adventure. Currently wrapping production in Vancouver, British Columbia, Aliens Ate My Homework is the first of a planned series of inventive action-comedies from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film will be released for home entertainment in 2018.

Aliens Ate My Homework is based on the first book in the wildly successful Rod Allbright and the Galactic Patrol series. Written by internationally renowned author Bruce Coville, the four-part saga has sold over 17 million books worldwide and has been translated into 16 languages.

"We are delighted to have the opportunity to turn a beloved book into a fun movie that will delight and empower young audiences and entertain families as well," said Glenn Ross, general manager and executive vice president, Universal 1440 Entertainment. "It's an irresistible combination of humor, imagination and thrills that is hard to resist."

The film will feature the voice of William Shatner ("Star Trek"), who discusses the project here:
The film will star Jayden Greig ("Murdoch Mysteries"), Lauren McNamara ("Summer of Dreams"), Tristan Risk (American Mary), Alex Zahara ("The Man in the High Castle") and Dan Payne (Star Trek Beyond, Watchmen). Aliens Ate My Homework is directed by Sean McNamara (Soul Surfer, "Love in Paradise") from a script by Judith Reeves-Stevens ("Primeval: New World") and Garfield Reeves-Stevens ("Primeval: New World"). The film is executive produced by Sean McNamara and Harvey Kahn (Mostly Ghostly 3: One Night in Doom House).

The film is produced by Roger Lay Jr. ("Ray Bradbury's Chrysalis") and Eric Carnagey ("Captain Power: Out of the Ashes"). The film is co-produced by Todd Masters, an Emmy®-winning make-up artist, Aliens Ate My Homework creature creator, and founder of special effects company MASTERSFX, whose work includes FX for R.L. Stine's Monsterville: The Cabinet of Souls.

Production designer is Bob Bottieri (The Twilight Saga: New Moon). Director of photography is Adam Sliwinski (The Barber).


When a tiny intergalactic starship crashes into the bedroom of 12-year-old Rod Allbright (Jayden Greig), it's the start of the adventure of a lifetime for him and his cousin Elspeth (Lauren McNamara). Enlisted by the extraterrestrial Galactic Patrol, a group of out-of-this-world lawmen, Rod and Elspeth must race to save the world from Total Planetary Disaster."


What the Waters Left Behind Poster: Press Release: "“What the Waters Left Behind” will make its world premiere at the upcoming SITGES Film Festival on October where it will compete in the “Midnight X-treme” category.

The trailer of the film had its world premiere at CANNES Film Festival on May 20th together with 10 min. of early-cut screening. “What the Waters Left Behind” was the winner of the First Fantasy Film Competition organized by INCAA in Argentina.

Epecuén was one of the most important touristic villages of Argentina. Thousands of people concurred, attracted by the healing properties of its thermal waters. On November 10th 1985, a huge volume of water broke the protecting embankment and the village was submerged under ten meters of salt water. Epecuén disappeared. Thirty years later, the waters receded and the ruins of Epecuén emerged exposing a bleak and deserted landscape. The residents never returned.

The plot revolves around a group of young people that take a trip to the ruins in order to film a documentary about Epecuén. Ignoring the warnings, and after a brief tour, they get stranded in the abandoned village. Contrary to what they thought, they begin to realize that they are really not alone...

Directors: Luciano and Nicolás Onetti

Script: Carlos Goitia, Nicolás Onetti and Luciano Onetti

Producer: Nicolás Onetti

Executive Producers: Michael Kraetzer, Mariano Oliveros, Fernanda Goitia, Diego Savignano

Associate Producers: Pablo Guisa Koestinger, Laura Sanchez Acosta, María Paula Ríos, Valeria Bistagnino

Production Company: Black Mandala Films, Rusty Robot and Onetti Brothers Productions

Director of Photography: Facundo Nuble

Art Director: Sebastián Del Prado

Costume Designer: Carolina Barbie Cichetto

Editor: Luciano Onetti

Music by: Luciano Onetti





The Tormenting: Press Release: "Philadelphia, PA, August 31, 2017--Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights to the Canadian horror film THE TORMENTING. Breaking Glass acquired rights to the film in August in a deal negotiated between Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff and Brian Sweet of APL Films.

THE TORMENTING premiered and won three awards during the Sutter Creek International Film Festival, and went on to play the Rio Grande Film Festival, the Indie Fest Film Festival where it won the Award of Merit, and the Female Eye Film Festival. The film stars Laura Mitchell (October Kiss, The Unauthorized Full House Story), Steve Baran (Five Minute Rush, "Supernatural"), and Eric Schweig (The Last of the Mohicans, “Blackstone”, The Missing). THE TORMENTING is directed by Jaspreet Kaur, and proudly produced by Prabhjot Bhangu and JJ Productions.

Amy is a medical researcher with ambitions to open her own health care facility. After visiting a property up for sale, she begins to experience tormenting supernatural visions of a young girl who experienced a horrific death. Amy's life takes a turn when she begins to piece together glimpses of the girl’s last living moments, and starts to understand the spirit’s plea for help to cross over. Seeking a detective’s assistance, Amy becomes determined to seek justice for the girl’s death and bring her soul to peace—even at the risk of being perceived as insane by those close to her.

“It’s a real struggle to be a female in the director’s chair within the horror genre”, said writer/director Jaspreet Kaur. “Many other females have directed horror genre films before, but people continue raising questions about a traditional woman being a filmmaker.”

“Newcomer Jaspreet Kaur has crafted an interesting, female-centric ghost story that was inspired by a true story about a missing girl”, said Richard Ross, co-president of Breaking Glass Pictures. “It is wonderfully atmospheric, with good performances, and an above average amount of scares!”

Starting October 31, THE TORMENTING will be available to buy/rent on the following platforms: iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play, Xbox, Vudu, and On Demand through your local cable provider."

Derek Anderson
About the Author - Derek Anderson

Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.