Wherever there's water—the drippy faucet, the washing machine, that puddle on the sidewalk—you can count on him being there, too, waiting to pull you into his water-logged world. From Anchor Bay Entertainment, The Drownsman splashes onto home media this spring, and we have details on the upcoming release. Also featured in our latest horror round-up is an update on James Wan’s Malignant Man, the big screen adaptation of the writer/director's limited comic book series, as well as release date details and cover art for Well Go USA's Killers, a horror-thriller produced by Gareth Evans (The Raid 2: Berandal, The Raid: Redemption).

The Drownsman Blu-ray / DVD: Press Release - "BEVERLY HILLS -- Can a glass of water kill? When you see a puddle on the floor, do you fear you’ll fall into it? What if the stuff of life was a gateway into your worst dreams? On May 12th, Anchor Bay Entertainment presents the provocative and highly anticipated Canadian horror film The Drownsman on Blu-ray™ and DVD. SRP is $26.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $22.98 for the DVD, with pre-book on April 8th.

After almost drowning in a lake accident, Madison (Michelle Mylett, Antisocial) develops hydrophobia: an abnormal fear of water. After shutting the world and her friends out for over a year, her friends attempt an intervention. But, instead of curbing Madison’s fear, they unknowingly unleash something far worse: The vision of serial killer – turned- supernatural psychopath Sebastian Donner – known as “The Drownsman” – who begins to stalk the women one by one, dragging them into a lair of submerged torment from which there is no escape.

The Drownsman has captivated audiences at film festivals all over the world, including Fantasia Film Festival, Toronto After Dark, Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival and Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre Film Festival. Accolades include winning Best Horror Feature at Buffalo Dreams and Best Feature at Buenos Aires RSFF.

The Drownsman was directed by Chad Archibald (Neverlost, Ejecta), written by Cody Calahan (Antisocial) and Chad Archibald, produced by Christopher Giroux (Dead All Night) and stars Michelle Mylett, Caroline Korycki, Gemma Bird Matheson, Sydney Kondruss, Clare Bastable and in the horrifying title role, Ry Barrett (Neverlost, Kingdom Come, If A Tree Falls).

About Anchor Bay Entertainment:
Anchor Bay Entertainment is a leading home entertainment company. Anchor Bay acquires and distributes feature films, original television programming including STARZ Original series, children's entertainment, anime (Manga Entertainment), fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports, and other filmed entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray™ formats. The company has long term distribution agreements in place for select programming with AMC Networks, RADiUS, and The Weinstein Company. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada and Australia. Anchor Bay Entertainment (www.anchorbayentertainment.com<http://www.anchorbayentertainment.com>) is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business, www.starz.com<http://www.starz.com>.

About Breakthrough Entertainment:
Headquartered in Toronto, Breakthrough Entertainment Inc. (BEI) is a world class studio, being a leading global producer and distributor of acclaimed primetime comedy and drama series, as well as factual entertainment, documentaries, television movies, feature films, family entertainment and children’s animation. As one of Canada’s largest television production and distribution companies, BEI has licensed programs to major broadcasters in over 200 territories. With a catalogue of over 3000 half-hours of programming, the company handles distribution as well as worldwide pre-sales, co-productions and third-party acquisitions. In addition to its dedicated program development, production and distribution divisions, Breakthrough’s digital media division ranks among one of the industry’s most respected producers of high quality digital entertainment including ebooks, webisodes and online and mobile games.

Twitter: @breakthru_ent




Killers Blu-ray / DVD: Press Release - "PLANO, Texas. (February 24, 2015) – Once you start, where do you stop? KILLERS, the blood-spattered sophomore feature from the Mo Brothers (Macabre), debuts on Blu-ray™ and DVD April 7th from Well Go USA Entertainment. Produced by Gareth Evans (The Raid, The Raid 2), the horror-thriller features a psychopathic Japanese executive who accidentally triggers a journalist’s “dark side.” They begin to connect over the Internet and make a complicated bond. The film stars Kazuki Kitamura (Kill Bill: Volumes 1 & 2), Oka Antara (The Raid 2), Rin Takanashi (Like Someone in Love), Luna Maya (My Blackberry Girlfriend) and Ray Sahetapy (The Raid).

Synopsis: A series of horrific murders just went viral, posted anonymously by the handsome and seductive Nomura (Kazuki Kitamura), a predator with a taste for torture. Thousands of miles away, disgraced journalist Bayu (Oka Antarra) can’t stop watching – and in a reckless moment discovers he, too, can kill. One man in Tokyo. One in Jakarta. A serial killer and a vigilante. As the posts multiply and the body count rises, a bizarre and psychotic rivalry begins – and the face-to-face showdown that’s coming will paint the city in blood.

KILLERS has a runtime of approximately 138 minutes and is not rated.

For more information, please visit www.wellgousa.com.


Well Go USA Entertainment (www.wellgousa.com) is a theatrical and home entertainment distribution label that specializes in bringing top content, including the best in Action, Genre and Independent films from the US and around the world, to North America, Latin America, Asia, and Europe. As a leader in independent film distribution, Well Go’s titles can be seen across a variety of formats, including theatrical, digital, subscription and cable VOD, packaged media and broadcast television. Well Go currently releases five to eight films per month. Well Go USA Entertainment’s corporate headquarters are in Plano, Texas, with offices in Taiwan and China."

James Wan's Malignant Man: What if you thought you had a sure death sentence embedded in your head, only to discover that what should kill you only makes you stronger? This compelling question is at the heart of the limited comic book series Malignant Man, which the prolific writer/director James Wan helped create three years ago. With Fox moving forward on a feature film adaptation of the comic—with Wan possibly set to direct—a writer has signed on to pen the adaptation.

Deadline reports that Zak Olkewicz will scribe the Malignant Man feature film for Fox. Olkewicz already has a couple of horror-related projects in the works, including Elimination at 21 Laps and Fox Searchlight and Ink & Bone at Dimension Films, the latter featuring an author-centric storyline that calls to mind the likes of In the Mouth of Madness and Secret Window.

We'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further details, in the meantime, here's the official synopsis for Malignant Man, which was published by BOOM! Studios, written by Michael Alan Nelson off a story by Wan, and brought to life on the paneled page by Piotr Kowalski:

"Malignant Man focuses on Alan Gates, a cancer patient with a terminal diagnosis who is resigned to his fate until he discovers that his tumor is actually a mysterious parasite. Granted a second lease on life and incredible, otherworldly powers, Alan must fight against an evil army buried beneath society’s skin, all the while unlocking the secrets of his forgotten past."

Source: Deadline
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