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First "Hatchet" Theaters Announced

Hatchet Poster (Final)

If you head over to Bloody-Disgusting.com, they have a list of over fifty theaters in seventeen cities where Adam Green's slasher film Hatchet will definitely be playing coming September 7th. The list is by no means complete -- there are major cities like Los Angeles missing still -- but you should head over there and find the one nearest you so that you can be sure to be in the theater on opening day.(read more...)

BBC Miniseries "Jekyll" on DVD

Jekyll DVD

BBC Video told ShockTillYouDrop.com that the horror miniseries Jekyll will be released to DVD in America on September 18th. The two-disc set will contain over five hours worth of bonus material, including featurettes and a commentary track. Suggested retail price will be $29.98.

Written by Steven Moffatt (who wrote some of the creepier episodes of the new "Doctor Who"), the series follows Dr. Jackman (James Nesbitt), a resident of modern-day London, who is haunted by his vicious alter ego, Mr. Hyde (also Nesbitt). However, the two have agreed to a compromise -- they have a kind of time-share on Jackman's body and Hyde's actions are rigorously monitored with the latest in high-tech surveillance equipment. You can preorder the set here.

New Poster for "Dexter" Season 2

Dexter Season 2 poster

Showtime has released a new poster promoting the second season of its serial killer drama "Dexter", which starts September 30th. "Dexter" follows the eponymous character (Michael C. Hall), who by day works for the Miami Police Department as a forensics expert. At night, however, he's a serial killer of criminals, using his sociopathic tendencies in pursuit of vigilante justice.

New Saw IV Poster

Saw IV Poster

Lionsgate has released a new poster for Saw IV, the latest entry in the Saw series. Here we see what appears to be Jigsaw's head in a pan. This is a slightly altered version of this poster, unveiled about a month ago.

In Saw IV, Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda are dead. Upon the news of Detective Kerry's murder, two seasoned FBI profilers, Agent Strahm (Scott Patterson) and Agent Perez, arrive at the depleted police precinct and help veteran Detective Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) sift through Jigsaw's latest grizzly game of victims and piece together the puzzle. However, when SWAT Commander Rigg, the last officer untouched by Jigsaw (Tobin Bell), is suddenly abducted and thrust into the madman's harrowing game, the officer has but ninety minutes to overcome a series of interconnected traps... or face the deadly consequences.(read more...)

Another Val Lewton Remake On Its Way

RKO Pictures has hired writers Brian Horiuchi and Matt Lazarus to write the screenplay for an upcoming remake of the Val Lewton-produced Isle of the Dead (1945), according to HollywoodReporter.com. This comes just two months after RKO signed a deal with Twisted Pictures to produce remakes of four other Lewton properties. "Val Lewton made his name by taking the horror genre to a new place," said RKO chairman and CEO Ted Hartley. "Brian and Matt have the same kind of genre-bending sensibilities that will give this classic tale the perfect blend of contemporary themes and timeless scares."(read more...)

Lionsgate On Board for More "Masters of Horror"

Lionsgate will co-produce the third season of the anthology series "Masters of Horror", producer Mick Garris revealed to Fangoria Radio. They will pick up where departing financing company Starz Entertainment left off. “Lionsgate is our new partner on 'Masters of Horror,'” Garris told Fangoria. “They wanted to be involved since the beginning, but they didn’t act fast enough." Lionsgate is now seeking out a network for the series, as Showtime has not picked up the option for Season 3.

Fulci's "The Psychic" to Make DVD Debut

Severin Films will be releasing a DVD of Lucio Fulci's hard-to-find giallo The Psychic (1977) on October 30th, according to the company's official website. The disc will feature the full, uncut edit of the film in 16x9 anamorphic widescreen, as well as a never-before published interview with the director and additional interviews with the cast and crew. Also due for release on that date is the DVD debut of Fulci's sex comedy The Eroticist AKA The Senator Likes Women, which will include a Fulci interview and a featurette.

DVDs for "Hangover Square", "The Lodger", and "The Undying Monster"

Fox Home Video will be releasing three long-awaited 1940s horror-thrillers onto DVD in time for Halloween. According to Bloody-Disgusting.com, we can expect to see The Lodger (1944), Hangover Square (1944), and The Undying Monster (1942) on shelves around October 9th, 2007. Curiously, these films are being marketed with Vincent Price's name attached, although his connections to them are tenuous -- he appeared in none of them, but did narrate or perform in radio versions of the same stories. These radio programs will be included with each film.(read more...)

More Mario Bava Collected on DVD

In his Video Watchblog, Tim Lucas announced that Anchor Bay will be releasing The Mario Bava Collection Volume 2 on October 23rd, just in time for Halloween. This box will contain Baron Blood, Lisa and the Devil (and House of Exorcism, which is mutilated form of Lisa, with non-Bava scenes of satanic possession edited in), Roy Colt & Winchester Jack, Four Times That Night, Bay of Blood, and Five Dolls for an August Moon. Lucas has recorded commentaries for Baron Blood, Bay of Blood, and Lisa and the Devil (and reportedly did so over the course of a single night). House of Exorcism will feature the commentary by producer Alfredo Leone and star Elke Sommer that was first seen on Image's earlier release of the film. No word yet on any other special features. The set will have a suggested retail price of $49.97.

Three Upcoming DVDs from Blue Underground

DVD Active has details for three upcoming releases from Blue Underground: Bruno Mattei's Hell of the Living Dead, Michele Soavi's The Church, and Eloy de la Iglesia's Cannibal Man. For your convenience, we've broken down the main details on each DVD.(read more...)

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