The Final Chapter In The Big Book Of Zombie Killing
February 2017 sees the release of the final Resident Evil film in the long-running live-action movie franchise led by Milla Jovovich, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Since 2002, the video game franchise has released 5 live-action movies, with the sixth coming next February. Once more Jovovich plays superhuman monster-hunter, gunslinger, badass Alice kicking butt and taking names in the action-horror, this time going back to the beginning, Raccoon City, to finish the job and Umbrella Corporation once and for all.
Directed by series producer Paul W.S. Anderson (Death Race, Event Horizon), this last Resident Evil film should bookend the series nicely, or at least provide fans with plenty of fun gung-ho imagery and crazy 3D spectacle, as the trailer below proves.
THE UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS, the much anticipated second feature from Lawrie Brewster (Lord of Tears) will have its world premiere at London’s FrightFest. The film tells the story of Andrew, a homeless veteran suffering from PTSD. Haunted by flashbacks of a traumatic event he witnessed while serving in the armed forces, Andrew travels to a retreat in the remote Scottish Highlands. There, he hopes to overcome his fear of ravens, the dark creatures that trigger his visions, but, in the bleak wilderness, his nightmares take a form more terrifying than he could have ever imagined. He must battle these monsters as well as his own inner demons in order to keep his life, and reclaim his sanity.
We are excited (and a little bit scared) to share with you the brand new trailer for LIGHTS OUT, which is based on the horror short that went viral and comes from horror uber-producer James Wan and stars Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Billy Burke, Alexander DiPersia and Maria Bello.
LIGHTS OUT is released in UK cinemas on August 19th.
Stars: Christopher Wiehl, Kym Jackson, Tina Lifford, Samantha Smith, Yohance Myles, Kennedy Brice, Brea Grant, R. Brandon Johnson | Written by Danny Kolker, Christopher Wiehl | Directed by Padraig Reynolds
It’s been quite some time since I saw Padraig Reynolds’ debut feature Rites of Spring back at Glasgow Frightfest 2012 and since then Reynolds has been pretty silent on the directing front. However, being a huge fan of that film there was no way I was passing up the chance to see yet another slice of Reynolds’ particular style of Southern Gothic.
By Phil Wheat Category: DVD/Blu-ray Reviews, Reviews Tags: Brea Grant, Christopher Wiehl, Kennedy Brice, Kym Jackson, Padraig Reynolds, R. Brandon Johnson, review, Samantha Smith, Tina Lifford, Worry Dolls, Yohance Myles
From executive producer Ben Wheatley (director of Kill List and High-Rise) comes this knife-edged thriller about a gang of mercenary soldiers who take cover in an abandoned bulldog tank – only to find the real enemy is within.
Stars: Beth Riesgraf, Martin Starr, Jack Kesy, Rory Culkin, Leticia Jimenez | Written by T.J. Cimfel, David White | Directed by Adam Schindler
Anna Rook is isolated from human contact in nearly every way, which is exactly how she likes it. Suffering from crippling agoraphobia and holed up in an old Victorian mansion on the outskirts of town, the people in Anna’s life can be counted on two fingers: her terminally-ill brother, Conrad, and the charismatic Meals-on-Wheels driver, Dan. But Anna’s home is about to be invaded by a trio of small-time criminals after a hidden stash of cash. She can’t bring herself to flee, but what the intruders don’t realise is that agoraphobia is the least of her psychoses.
Home invasion thrillers are ten-a-penny these days, as are single location horrors and, at first, it looks like Intruders was set to join those ranks. Which isn’t neccessarily a bad thing – especially given the film features some fantastic performances from all involved, in particular Beth Riesgraf as the films protagonist Anna…
Uncork’d Entertainment has acquired US and Canadian rights to the horror-thriller The Shelter, with both a theatrical and digital release planned for the fall.
Written and directed by John Fallon and produced by Fallon and Donny Broussard, The Shelter – which screened at last years London Frightfest – stars Michael Paré (Eddie and the Cruisers, The Virgin Suicides) in one of his most acclaimed performances in recent times. Scream Horror Magazine says Paré “steals each and every scene” while Aint it Cool News says he “really gives it his all here, plunging to emotional depths I never thought he was able to do”.
Director Michael Aguiar’s indie slasher The Laughing Mask, scripted by Aguiar and starring John Hardy, Sheyenne Rivers, Gabriel Lee and Jeffrey Jenkins, has been acquired by Leomark Studios for digital, bowing on June 24th.