Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Super Duper Alice Cooper

World War Dead: Rise of the Fallen

Anchor Bay Entertainment UK and Next Level Films sign co-production deal and begin filming first title

London: Tuesday 29th April - Anchor Bay Entertainment UK has announced that it has signed a co-production agreement with Next Level Films and that feature film 'World War Dead: Rise of the Fallen' will be helmed by directing duo Bart Ruspoli and Freddie Hutton-Mills. Next Level Films will produce through its genre label Atomic Level Films and the film will star Ray Panthaki (28 Days Later, City Rats, Kidulthood), Wendy Glenn (You’re Next) and Kacey Barnfield (Resident Evil, Green Street 3).

To celebrate the centenary of WW1, a TV Documentary team travels to the Somme to put together a ratings smash about new mysteries relating to the famous battle. However, what they unearth is far from a new story of those that died 100 years ago – but an army of the undead and a brand new war.

Anchor Bay’s Director of Acquisitions Rod Smith said “I am delighted to be announcing this first Anchor Bay Entertainment UK production and excited to be working with such exciting and talented people as Bart Ruspoli and Freddie Hutton-Mills at Next Level Films. This project has been in development with us for some time as we searched for the right partners to work with, Bart & Freddie understood it immediately and helped us develop it to an even higher level.
Along with our existing titles in pre-production with Jonathan Sothcott’s Richwater Films, we hope to be able to announce further projects in the near future as we develop our local production slate further.”
Bart Ruspoli and Freddie Hutton-Mills of Next Level commented: "We're delighted to be working with such a prestigious outfit as Anchor Bay on this exciting project, and are sure it will be the start of a long and successful relationship. With our fresh approach to the found footage horror film combined with Anchor Bay's experience and expertise in this genre this promises to be a film that will entertain audiences far and wide."

'World War Dead: Rise of the Fallen' begins filming now. Anchor Bay UK will retain worldwide sales and distribution rights as part of the deal.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Devil's Due & other antichrist films


Top Five Antichrist Films

Get the Blu-ray™ and DVD Combo Pack on April 29 

After a mysterious night on their honeymoon, Zach and Samantha McCall (Zach Gilford, Allison Miller) find themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. While recording everything on video for posterity, Zach begins to notice odd behavior in his wife that they initially attribute to nerves, but it soon becomes evident the disturbing changes to Samantha’s body and mind have a much more sinister origin. Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, part of the quartet of filmmakers known as Radio Silence (V/H/S), and produced by John Davis (Chronicle), Devil’s Due utilizes a found footage-style of storytelling to deliver an emotional, character-driven thriller that showcases supernatural scares and disquieting dread.  

In celebration of Devil’s Due Blu-ray™ and DVD’s release, below is a scary round up of the top five antichrist films!

The House of the Devil (2009)

The House of the Devil is a 2009 horror film starring Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov, and Greta Gerwig. Samantha (Jocelin Donahue) snags a babysitting job for Mr. Ullman (Tom Noonan) and his wife (Mary Woronov) at their remote Victorian mansion. After many creepy occurrences, she is drugged and gagged and finds herself in the middle of a horrific ritual. The movie’s ending lands The House of the Devil on this list.

The Reaping (2007)

Bloody rivers and other biblical plague-like events take the reins in this 2007 film starring Hilary Swank, Idris Elba, and AnnaSophia Robb. Loren (AnnaSophia Robb) may be the evil kid responsible for all the chaos, but the ending will leave you reeling. The Reaping delivers with strange visions, angels, satanic cults, and the infamous devil child.

Children of the Corn (1984)

Based on Stephen King’s short story of the same name, Children of the Corn follows Burt (Peter Horton) and his girlfriend Vicky (Linda Hamilton) who, while traveling through Nebraska, accidentally hit a young boy who was running across the road. They are led to Gatlin, Nebraska and find a town completely taken over by a cult of murderous children. This movie is completely creepy and “an adult nightmare.”

Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Mia Farrow plays Rosemary, an innocent housewife, who, along with her actor-wannabe husband Guy (John Cassavetes), moves into a New York City apartment with eccentric and “harmless” neighbors. Rosemary ends up pregnant with a little meddling on the neighbors’ part. The satanic cult, scheming husband, and devil spawn do not fail to make an appearance.

 The Omen (1976)

Considered one of the best horror films ever made, The Omen follows couple Robert and Katherine Thorne (Gregory Peck and Lee Remick) as they deal with the denial, fear, and horror that extend from adopting the son of the devil. When Katherine and Robert’s child dies at birth, Robert secretly adopts orphan Damian (Harvey Spencer Stephens). One of the creepiest moments happens when Damian’s nanny kills herself at his fifth-birthday party. This movie instilled desperation and fear into those who watched it and those who made it. The cast and crew claimed to be under a sinister curse during and post production!

Devil’s Due will be available on Blu-ray™ and DVD Combo Pack on April 29, 2014 from Twentieth Century Fox Entertainment.


Ebay - Camp Dread


"The "Summer Camp" horror trilogy was one of the most popular franchises of the 1980s. However, the decade ended and so did director Julian Barrett's career. Now Barrett plans to resurrect his gory series via a modern reboot patterned after reality film-making. With his former leading lady and an eclectic group of 10 young “contestants,” Barrett returns to the same locale where his old splatter-fests were filmed. When one of the campers is found savagely murdered, they realize there’s more at stake than just fame and fortune. Each of them is in a fight for their lives as they realize summer is over – forever."



Thursday, April 24, 2014

FOZZY premiere new track "Lights Go Out" via Loudwire

FOZZY have been a constant force in the Metal scene and worldwide touring circuit since 2000. The band is the brainchild of Rich Ward and Chris Jericho, two larger-than-life, trailblazing personalities that have spent the past decade shaping their own brand of sonic splendor. Now with a brand new song FOZZY is ready rock your face off!

Turn up your speakers and click this...

The band is also doing a run of shows including 98Rockfest, Welcome to Rockville & Carolina Rebellion. Note the club shows with Kyng and Buckcherry!

04/25     Tampa Bay, FL @ Tampa Bay Times Forum (98 Rockfest)
04/26     Jacksonville, FL @ Metropolitan Park
 (Welcome To Rockville, w/ Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat)
05/03     Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion
05/05     Springfield, VA @ Empire with Raven
05/06     Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar (with Buckcherry)
05/07     Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club  
 (with Rev Theory, Gemini Syndrome, Eyes Set To Kill)
05/08     Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory (with Buckcherry)
05/09     Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance (with Kyng and Jasta)
05/10     Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino (with Buckcherry)
05/11     Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
05/13     New York, NY @ Irving Plaza (with Buckcherry)
05/15     Arlington Heights, IL @ Home Bare (with Heaven's Basement)
05/16     Pontiac, IL @ Freaksters Roadhouse
05/17     Columbus, OH @ Columbus Crew Stadium (Rock on the Range)
05/20     Oklahoma City, OK @ Chameleon room
05/21     Little Rock, AR @ Juanita's
05/22     Birmingham, AL @ Iron City (with Buckcherry)
05/23     Duluth, GA @ Wild Bill's (with Buckcherry)
05/25     Beckley, WV @ Muncheez
05/26     Conneaut Lake, PA @ The Beach Club (with Buckcherry)
05/27     Oneonta, NY @ Oneonta Theater (with Buckcherry)
05/30     Huntington, NY @ Paramount (with Buckcherry)
05/31     Philadelphia, PA @XFinity Live (with Buckcherry)

You can also here a great interview with Chris Jericho over at

The New Screenwriter

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