“THE WORLD’S END” is coming; new stills

In THE WORLD’S END, Simon Pegg reteams with director Edgar Wright and co-star Nick Frost (SHAUN OF THE DEAD, HOT FUZZ) to play Gary King, a man who reunites his best friends for an epic pub crawl they attempted 20 years prior. As you may imagine, the relationships and massive amounts of drink aren’t the only obstacles Gary, Oliver (Martin Freeman), Steven (Paddy Considine), Andy (Nick Frost) and Peter (Eddie Marsan) will face. Pegg tells Empire (who premiered the photos), “It’s a much bigger proposition than the other two films.” As you see below, the environment of the still holds an otherworldly feel, as does Pegg, looking much worse for wear than we’ve previously seen.

You can see more at Empire. THE WORLD’S END is scheduled to hit the UK in August, and the U.S. this October.

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Phoenix – Steve Byrne (horror novel trailer)

Available now for Amazon Kindle In the United States: www.amazon.com In the United Kingdom: www.amazon.co.uk — Vietnam 1967. Something monstrous has risen from the ashes of war… When the US marines enter the hidden village of Mau Giang, they unleash an ancient darkness from within its temple walls. A fearful secret kept for generations by the native Montagnard tribespeople. Abraham Curtis travels to Vietnam to visit his sister Jenny, an aid worker in Saigon. Together they join a humanitarian convoy into the Central Highlands, where Jenny is to adopt a child orphaned by the conflict. But the influence of the breached temple is spreading its contagion across the combat zones of Vietnam like gangrene through flesh, and soon it will destroy Bram’s world. Pursued by a bloodthirsty cult, he must search for his missing sister through the war-torn wastelands, his only companions deserters, rebel soldiers and a woman who may not be quite human. Across the world, protestors line the streets. The battle lines are drawn – war and peace, hawk or dove. Is this the apocalyptic coming of the Man of Blood, prophesied by Nostradamus? On panic filled streets, during the Fall of Saigon, Bram will find his answer. Forget truth. Forget innocence. There are only casualties.

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“THE WORLD’S END” is coming; new stills

In THE WORLD’S END, Simon Pegg reteams with director Edgar Wright and co-star Nick Frost (SHAUN OF THE DEAD, HOT FUZZ) to play Gary King, a man who reunites his best friends for an epic pub crawl they attempted 20 years prior. As you may imagine, the relationships and massive amounts of drink aren’t the only obstacles Gary, Oliver (Martin Freeman), Steven (Paddy Considine), Andy (Nick Frost) and Peter (Eddie Marsan) will face. Pegg tells Empire (who premiered the photos), “It’s a much bigger proposition than the other two films.” As you see below, the environment of the still holds an otherworldly feel, as does Pegg, looking much worse for wear than we’ve previously seen.

You can see more at Empire. THE WORLD’S END is scheduled to hit the UK in August, and the U.S. this October.

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Calling all zombies for a National Day of the “MIMESIS”

If you’ve ever wanted to participate in your own
Romero-esque Monroeville, here’s your chance. Check out the details below and
support a new zombie feature that’s been getting rave reviews from festivals
and critics.

“Tuesday, February 12th marks the unveiling of Anchor Bay’s
zombie-themed, MIMESIS: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and, to celebrate the
nationwide release, we’re calling for a “National Day of the Mimesis,” says
director Douglas Schulze. “We’re asking zombie fans to show their support by
putting on their best zombie attire and shambling their way to a retail store
to buy a copy of the DVD/Blu-ray release. Zombies are encouraged to have their
visits and purchases recorded so they can be posted on our official Facebook
page
for a chance to be cast in the upcoming sequel, MIMESIS 2, which is
scheduled for production late in 2013. National Day of the Mimesis will be an
event to behold. All are welcome to join in; just be creative and respectful
and may the best zombie win!”

If you wish to organize an event, join an existing one or
for more information on MIMESIS: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, please contact them
on Facebook at the above link!

 

 

 

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Exclusive photo, comments: Director finds “THE LOST TREE”

THE LOST TREE stars Thomas Ian Nicholas (pictured below) as
Noah, “a grief-stricken man who has suffered a major tragedy and blames himself
for it,” writer/director Brian A. Metcalf tells Fango. “He moves out to a
secluded cabin to get away from his former life, and starts exploring the place
and its surroundings. He soon discovers that it holds dark secrets, and the
story becomes a personal fight between Noah and the cabin. Michael Madsen plays
Noah’s father; Lacey Chabert plays Noah’s co-worker, who starts to question the
place where he’s residing; Scott Grimes plays Alan, the real estate agent who
leased Noah the place and has his own secretive agenda; and Clare Kramer plays
Noah’s wife.”

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Metcalf is a visual FX artist whose first feature-filmmaking
venture was 2011’s FADING OF THE CRIES, which he recalls as “a troubled
production in a variety of ways. Our investors cut our preproduction time in
half, which greatly hurt our planning process. We had a number of incidents
such as the Santa Clarita fires causing serious scheduling issues, heavy rains washing
away our equipment and being kicked off sets early. Because of these problems,
there were a number of scenes we weren’t able to shoot for CRIES, which forced
us to re-edit the film with the footage we had, thereby creating a different
story than we imagined.”

The writer/director and Nicholas, who produced LOST TREE,
did their best to assure these snafus didn’t happen again. “We sat down and
created backup plans for many of the possible issues that could arise. Thom
helped me get the

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Director Tibor Takacs talks “SPIDERS”

FANGORIA: How did
you become involved in SPIDERS?

TIBOR TAKACS: About
three or four years ago, Boaz Davidson at Nu Image started talking to me about
the possibility of doing a giant-creature movie. What horror fan doesn’t have a
nostalgic love for the classic monster movies like GODZILLA or MOTHRA? Around
that time, there was a surge of interest in 3D production, and being a fan of
stereo photography and 3D movies, I saw SPIDERS as an opportunity to make my
own. I’ve always been intrigued by 3D’s creative possibilities, but until now
the size of the cameras and the complexity of the process didn’t appeal to my
sensibilities as a director. As new 3D software and hardware became available,
I realized that it was feasible, with some knowhow, to do good 3D on a budget.
Boaz supported the 3D idea, and the SPIDERS project got its go-ahead.

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FANG: Do you have a
fear of spiders personally?

TAKACS: Even though
they are intriguing, noble creatures worthy of our respect, I’ve always been
totally creeped out by spiders of all sizes. A few years ago, my wife was
bitten by a spider and ended up in the emergency room with a horrible, nasty
wound just below her bellybutton. A spider she never saw must have bitten her
in her sleep.

FANG: SPIDERS’ New
York City sets look great, including the subway scenes. Where was the movie
shot, and how did you recreate Manhattan?

TAKACS: We’ve had a
lot of positive comments

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“EVIL DEAD” to open a week early, gets its “R”

There’s no use pretending here that any of us have a sort of measured, restrained expectation for EVIL DEAD. The movie looks fantastic. I know it, you know it, Sony knows it and Bruce Campbell knows it. He took to Twitter yesterday to announce that Fede Alvarez’s remake of the Sam Raimi classic will now open April 5, instead of its original April 12. Our culture of now is winning.

In other news, the film has received its hard R rating (“Strong bloody violence and gore, some sexual content and language). Alvarez recently spoke about it originally garnering an NC-17, but as expected, had to be a scaled back a tad. If you’re worried about the trailers promising more than they can deliver, however, Alvarez alleviated such anxiety, saying “The R rated will have ALL the stuff you are seeing in the trailers. Trust me, You haven’t seen a harder R rated film than ours…”

EVIL DEAD sees five twenty-somethings head to a cabin in the woods, where they uncover a book of the dead and unleash dormant demons in the forest. Trailer below!

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Exclusive full DVD/Blu-ray details & clip: Texas shocker “JACOB”

Written and directed by Larry Wade Carrell and produced in
Texas by Odyssee Pictures (creators of SWEATSHOP), JACOB stars Dylan Horne in
the title role, a mute, mentally disabled man devoted to his little sister
Sissy (Grace Powell). When she becomes a victim of violence, Jacob snaps and
embarks on a brutally vengeful rampage. The cast also includes Carrell (in a
dual role), Krystn Caldwell and Leo D. Wheeler; Michael Biehn and Jennifer
Blanc appear in flashback scenes. Kino Lorber releases the unrated director’s
cut on DVD and Blu-ray April 16, with anamorphic widescreen transfers and Dolby
Digital 5.1/DTS 5.1 soundtracks. Carrell gave Fango the scoop that the special
features will be:

• Audio commentary by Carrell, Horne and Powell

• Audio commentary by Carrell and producer/cinematographer
Stacy Davidson

• Deleted and extended scenes with commentary

• Storyboard-to-scene comparison with commentary

• “A Killer Cast” featurette (seen below)

• “The Production” featurette

• “Childhood Heroes” featurette

• “An Award-Winning Score” featurette

Yell! Magazine
interview at JACOB’s Canadian premiere

• Screen test

• Teaser trailer and preproduction pitch trailer

Retail prices are $26.95 for the DVD, $29.95 for the
Blu-ray.

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Exclusive “SPIDERS” clip; director Takacs joins free Fango screening

Director Tibor Takacs, whose credits also include THE GATE, I,
MADMAN and ICE SPIDERS, will be on hand with stars Patrick Muldoon and Christa
Campbell at the SPIDERS showing, which takes place tomorrow, Wednesday, January
30 at 7 p.m. at LA’s Arclight Cinemas (6360 West Sunset Boulevard). Go here for the full details and to RSVP.

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