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"Unholy" Set for September DVD Release

About two years back, there was a whole bunch of buzz about a new horror movie called Unholy. Directed by newcomer Daryl Goldberg and starring Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog) and Nicholas Brendon ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), the film dealt with occult Nazi artifacts secretly being held in a small Pennsylvania town. Stills were released in September 2005, followed later that month by the official trailer... and then nothing. Silencio.

Now, finally, there's news. DreadCentral.com is reporting that Starz Entertainment (you may remember them more fondly as Anchor Bay Entertainment, once upon a time) has acquired Unholy and will be putting it on DVD on September 4, 2007. Special features are still to be announced (and, in fact, Starz has yet to officially release anything). For more information on the movie, visit the official website.

Nakata & Ichise Working on "Inhuman" Film

The masterminds behind Ringu will team up for a new horror movie, according to the Hollywood reporter. Hideo Nakata (Dark Water '02) will direct and Taka Ichise (The Grudge) will produce Inhuman for 20th Century Fox and Regency Enterprises. Inhuman is based on a true Japanese crime story. We'll be covering more on this film as it comes in.

"Joshua" One-Sheet Revealed

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Fox Searchlight has released the one-sheet poster for its new horror-thriller Joshua, coming out July 6, 2007. Joshua is the tale of Brad (Sam Rockwell) and Abby (Vera Farmiga) Cairn, perfect Manhattan parents in a perfect Manhattan apartment whose perfect life begins to crack after the birth of their second child Lily.  Shortly after Lily arrives home, a dark side of prodigy son Joshua slowly begins to reveal itself. 

The new promotional one-sheet appears to the right.

"Cannibal Holocaust" Companion Film Synopsized

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Bloody-Disgusting.com has posted the official synopsis for Ruggero Deodato's new Cannibal Holocaust film. To quote:

The film is about Professor Harold Moore, a New York anthropologist traveling to the wild, inhospitable jungles of South America to find out what happened to a documentary film crew shooting a film about cannibal tribes.

Deodato directed the original Cannibal Holocaust, released in 1980. Despite the similarity in plot, this new film is not being described as a remake, but as a "companion."

"28 Weeks Later" Trailer Preview Online

Whoever heard of a preview for a trailer? Apparently Fox Atomic did. According to the good people over at Dread Central, Fox has unleashed a snippet of the new trailer for 28 Weeks Later, the sequel to Danny Boyle's hit not-a-zombie film 28 Days Later.... Check out the sneak preview now or wait and see the full trailer before The Hills Have Eyes 2 on March 23rd.

San Diego Comic-Con International 2006 Report

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Yes, the Haunted Newsreel is back for a one-shot look at the news and highlights of San Diego Comic-Con 2006. This week, we'll be looking at Skinwalkers, Grind House, The Reaping, Pan's Labyrinth, The Wicker Man, Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror, and, oh yes, Snakes on a Plane.

The Con:

The 2006 San Diego Comic-Con was held from July 20th to July 23rd at the San Diego Convention Center in sunny Southern California. Each year, tens of thousands attend, and 2006 was no exception. The Fire Marshal actually shut down onsite registration on Saturday because there were simply too many people in the building (online registration had been disabled the previous night).(read more...)

"Land of the Dead" Collectible Figures from SOTA

Dread Central recently reported that SOTA Toys will include four Land of the Dead characters as part of their ongoing Now Playing line, which has featured insanely detailed versions of unforgettable cult classic characters such as The Toxic Avenger, a Killer Klown from Outer Space, Darkman, and more. The Land characters set to appear as part of the line are Big Daddy, Blade (Tom Savini's character in the film), and Cholo (as portrayed in Land by John Leguizamo).

The Inevitable "Day of the Dead" Remake

They messed with Night of the Living Dead, and it wasn't half-bad. It had a good cast, and didn't change too much of the formula. Then, they provided a "redux" of Dawn of the Dead. It was okay, but Romero's trademark extreme gore and social commentary was lost and replaced by a new, hip, action-oriented formula. But I can deal with that.(read more...)

John Carpenter's "Psychopath"

We haven't heard much from John Carpenter since, what, 2001, when Ghosts of Mars came out. Well, all that changed earlier this week when it was announced that Carpenter would soon begin work on a new film (and, according to Fango, a video game, also) titled Psychopath. Fangoria.com had this to say about the film's plot:(read more...)

Clive Barker and John Woo Team For New Horror Franchise

In other, similar news, Fangoria.com also reported that Clive Barker and Jon Woo are producing a new film and video game duo called Demonik. Fango stated that no one is quite sure of what the plot consists of, but the producer of Tiger Hill, the company behind Demonik, was quoted as saying that both film and the game will feature "the ultimate bad guy, wreaking havoc with a variety of innovative and spectacular powers and abilities." Barker was also quoted, saying that "you'll not only be witness to the genesis of a new villain, but you can play him. I find that to be an extremely interesting way to create a new and compelling franchise."

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