Feb 18

This Week in Horror – Week 07/2013

kissofthedamnedA new vampire film called Kiss of the Damned VOD services on March 28th and some theatres on 3rd of May. The film might sound like something that Hammer would release in the 60’s, and the poster also looks very retro in that regard. The film is directed by Xan Cassavetes (the daughter of John Cassavetes) and stars the french actors Josephine de la Baume and Roxane Mesquida. Head over to Bloody Disgusting to check out the early trailer, which promises gore and erotica.

Twitch has posted news regarding some new acquirements done by Artsploitation Films. The first film is Wither from Sweden, directed by Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund. The next film is a horror anthology from Korea called Horror Stories and the last one is Memory of the Dead from Argentina. Check out the article on Twitch for more info regarding each film.

Remember the 1970’s film Mark of the Devil? The director Michael Armstrong has been very quiet since that film, only co-directing an obscure 80’s film called Screamtime ever since. But now he is getting back into the director’s chair with Orphanage (not related to the Spanish film and the upcoming remake to that one), a new horror film based on his own screenplay. Source: Shock Till You Drop.

Speaking of comeback, Fangoria has got some exclusive photo’s from Christina Lindberg’s new film Cry for Revenge, and yes it is a follow up to Thriller (They Call Her One Eye)! The new film will be directed by Todd Fischer and Sonya Thompson on a one million dollar budget. I’m sure we’ll hear more about it in the upcoming months.

Dread Central can reveal the release date that IFC has set for My Amityville Horror. The documentary will get a one-night only theatrical release in California on March 16th and it will be made available on VOD the day before.

Twitch has posted a trailer for Come Out and Play, a movie by Maklnov that is based on the 1976 film Who Can Kill a Child? The trailer gave me a very Children of the Corn… on an island vacation vibe, head over there and see if this film will be something for you. It opens up in theatres on March 22.

By now we all know about VHS and are awaiting S-VHS, but there seems to be a new format on its way for us to enjoy aswell. Hi-8 is a new horror anthology film that is NOT done by the same guys from the VHS films. The lineup for this one will be Brad Sykes, Tim Ritter, Marcus Koch, Ron Bonk, Donald Farmer, Todd Sheets, Chris Seaver and Tony Masiello. For more info on this, check out this article on Fangoria.

Dread Central has reported that the date is set for the upcoming sequel to Birdemic. Birdemic 2: The Resurrection will get a worldwide theatrical release this June.

And in the remake news of the week, Twitch reports that MGM wants to bring back The Incredible Shrinking Man from 1957. It does seem that they want to get a script from the Richard Matheson who did the book that inspired the original film.

The trailer of the week is actually just a teaser (never bothered to find out what the difference is) of the Filipino film Sapi. The film is directed by Brillante Mendoza who has previously gathered some arthouse respect for his film The Womb. Sapi looks like it is some sort of possession film, it’s very artsy but also interesting!


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