The Eli Roth and Jason Blum horror series, South of Hell has added a few more fan favorites to the guest director roster: Ti West (House Of The Devil, The Sacrament), Rachel Talalay (Doctor Who, Tank Girl), Jennifer Lynch (The Walking Dead, Teen Wolf) and Jeremiah Chechik (Helix, Reigh) have been tapped to direct individual episodes of WE tv’s original scripted thriller South Of Hell.
Set in South Carolina, South Of Hell focuses on Maria Abascal (Mena Suvari), a stunning demon-hunter-for-hire whose power stems from within. Like those she hunts, Maria is divided within herself, struggling with her own demon, Abigail, who resides inside of her, feeding on the evil Maria exorcises from others. Zachary Booth and Bill Irwin also star. The show has an eight-episode straight-to-series order for a 2015 premiere. South Of Hell is produced by Sonar Entertainment and Blumhouse Television
November 12, 2014 | Categories: NEWS: Television | Tags: Blumhouse, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Eli Roth, Franchise, Gore, Hollywood, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Jason Blum, Jennifer Lynch, Jeremiah Chechik, Legend, Possession, Scream Queens, Serial Killer, South Carolina, South Of Hell, Suspense, Thriller, Ti West, Violence | Leave a comment
The Evil Dead movie franchise has officially crossed over to television with a 10-episode straight-to-series order from Starz for a 2015 premiere. Titled Ash Vs. Evil Dead, the followup to the classic film franchise reteams the original filmmakers, director Sam Raimi, longtime producing partner Rob Tapert and star Bruce Campbell
who will serve as executive producers. Campbell will be reprising his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons –personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip.
Raimi will direct the first episode of Ash Vs. Evil Dead, which he co-wrote with his brother Ivan Raimi (Darkman) and Tom Spezialy (Chuck). “Evil Dead has always been a blast,” Raimi said. “Bruce, Rob, and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to tell the next chapter in Ash’s lame, but heroic saga. With his chainsaw arm and his ‘boomstick,’ Ash is back to kick some monster butt. And brother, this time there’s a truckload of it.”
Ash Vs. Evil Dead also reunites Sam Raimi and Tapert with Starz where they executive produced the pay cable network’s first scripted hit, drama Spartacus. Ivan Raimi will co-executive produce the series, and Aaron Lam (Spartacus) will serve as producer.
Fans have been buzzing about an Evil Dead series since Sam Raimi announced at Comic-Con — where he and Campbell are hugely popular — that he was working on it. “I’m really excited to bring this series to the Evil Dead fans worldwide – it’s going to be everything they have been clamoring for: serious deadite ass-kicking and plenty of outrageous humor,” said Campbell.
The original Evil Dead film followed Ash and his friends who travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release demons intent on possessing the living. It was a hit, spawning a franchise that included two sequels directed by Raimi, produced by Talpert and starring Campbell, as well as video games and comic books. There was also a recent feature reboot produced by Raimi and Talpert and directed by Fede Alvarez.
November 11, 2014 | Categories: NEWS: Horror, NEWS: Television | Tags: Action, Actors, Art, Ash, Banned, Blockbuster, Bruce Campbell, Classic, Comedy, Comic Book Movies, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Evil Ash, Evil Dead, Evil Dead series, Festival, Franchise, Gore, Hollywood, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Ivan Raimi, Legend, Nudity, Possession, Remakes, Rob Tapert, Sam Raimi, Scream Queens, Slasher, Suspense, The Evil Dead, Thriller, Violence, Zombies | Leave a comment
You want Friday the 13th: The Videogame?, well Slasher Vol. 1: Summer Camp is basically that as it follows a gaggle of horny teen counselors who find themselves being hunted by some woods-dwelling psychopath, that would be you!
If you have the nagging feeling you’ve heard of this game before, you’re probably thinking about Splatter Camp, the other teen murder simulator from Babysitter Bloodbath (formerly Halloween) developer Pig Farmer Games. This isn’t Splatter Camp, this is Summer Camp.
November 10, 2014 | Categories: Gaming, Trailers | Tags: Action, Art, Axe, Camp Counselor, Camp Crystal Lake, Cheerleader, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, First Person Shooter, Friday the 13th, Gaming, Gore, Hack 'n' Slash, Horror, Icons, Independent, Jason Voorhees, Killer, Legend, Machete, Pig Farmer Games, Scream Queens, Serial Killer, Slasher, Spear, Splatter Camp, Stalker, Summer Camp, Suspense, teen counselors, Thriller, Videogame, Violence | Leave a comment
Considering that The Cabin in the Woods is very much about all of the horror films that preceded it – it’s both an homage to and criticism of the entire horror genre – trying to pinpoint each of the hundreds of subtle and not-so-subtle references in The Cabin in the Woods is an undertaking worthy of applause.
For those of you who have seen the film, you’re definitely in for a treat. If you haven’t, stop what you’re doing and watch it immediately so that you can come back and partake in this wonderful video essay. Obviously, there are some spoilers ahead.
November 7, 2014 | Categories: Short Films | Tags: Action, Aliens, Art, Classic, Comedy, Comic Book Movies, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Gore, Hollywood, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Joss Whedon, Legend, Sci-Fi, Scream Queens, Serial Killer, Slasher, Stephen King, Suspense, Thriller, Vampires, Video Clips, Violence, Zombies | Leave a comment