Thursday News: Don’t Knock Twice, Bryan Cranston, & Twin Peaks

Thursday News: Don’t Knock Twice, Bryan Cranston, & Twin Peaks

Bit of a slow week, but here’s what’s happening:

Don’t Knock Twice starring Katee Sackhoff, Lucy Boynton, and Nick Moran will premiere in UK theaters March 31st! Check out the trailer below:

Here’s the synopsis:

For Jess, life has never been better. A successful American sculptor, she has recently returned to the UK, where she spent much of her troubled youth. Now happily married, wealthy and settled, all that remains to make her life complete is to rebuild her relationship with Chloe, the daughter she was forced to give up nine years ago. So when Chloe agrees to come and live with her, Jess is optimistic that she can make amends and be a good mother once more.

download-1What Jess doesn’t know is that Chloe has not come to stay because she wants to get to know her mother again. She has come because she is scared that a supernatural curse has claimed the life of her boyfriend, Danny, and is now coming for her. Chloe and Danny made the mistake of revisiting an abandoned house, once home to ‘Ginger’, a mysterious old woman said by some to be a witch. Local legend says that if you knock on her door then the vengeful ghost of Ginger will snatch you away to her hellish limbo.

At first Jess puts Chloe’s erratic behaviour down to the trauma of her past and the resentment she still feels for being abandoned. But soon Jess comes to realise that she is all that stands between her daughter and a formidable and terrifying supernatural force. Thrown into a battle for survival, Jess must learn the truth behind the legend of the witch and ultimately make the bravest sacrifice of all and knock on Ginger’s door herself…

I’ve been loving Katee Sackhoff’s foray into horror movies, so I’m really looking forward to this one.

Speaking of TV stars, Bryan Cranston is in a new movie called The Infiltrator. It’ll be available for digital download as of next week, Monday to be precise, and you can take it home on DVD and Blu-Ray January 23rd. Here’s the synopsis:

Amidst the lavish excess of the 1980s, Robert Musella became a pivotal player for drug lords cleaning

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their dirty cash. He traded on mob connections, to become the confidant to scores of the international underworld and the bankers who enabled them.

However, Robert Musella was, in fact, the undercover persona of Special Agent Robert Mazur: a US customs official who went further than any before him. Laying his life on the line, he infiltrated the globe’s largest cartels and discovered just how deep into society their influence extended. Welcomed into an inner-circle of violence and corruption, Mazur found himself in the tight embrace of those he had promised to take down.

Based on the true story of a fearless undercover agent, The Infiltrator is a heart-stopping account of one of history’s most elaborate stings. The operation reeled in key players in a chain stretching all the way to Escobar. Their arrests would lead to the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International and shake the black economy to its core. 

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And finally, in horror music news, there’s a new Twin Peaks soundtrack coming out! Death Waltz Recording Company, a Mondo Music label, has announced the release of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me on vinyl. The record is honor of the 25th anniversary of the film David Lynch made to continue the series, and you’ll be able to buy it on January 25th at Mondotees.com

Better still, Alamo Drafthouse is joining in the fun and celebrating as well with screenings of Fire Walk With Me at select locations nationwide throughout January. You can learn more and buy tickets here, and if you live in LA, don’t forget to keep an eye out for the pop-up show that’ll happen at  The Regent Theater.

And of course, here’s some quotes from some people:

Fire Walk With Me is an altogether more brooding affair than the Twin Peaks series soundtrack. Badalamenti won a grammy for the title track of this LP and it’s not hard to see why – it’s dangerous, and bursting with smokey jazz thanks to Jimmy Scott. We went back to the master tapes in the Warner Archives and had this recut to fit across two LPs as the score clocks in at 51 minutes. It sounds incredible and punchy, but super nuanced too,” said Mondo Record Label Manager Spencer Hickman.

“The simple truth is that, for years, too few people had heard the score because the film had been so widely, wrong-headedly dismissed. Today, Fire Walk With Me is recognized as a lost classic, and Badalamenti’s music is right at the heart of its reassessment. Having loved it from the outset (I gave the film a rare rave review on its first release), I remain utterly devoted to this superb soundtrack album, and to the shimmering visions which it still conjures up after more than two decades of delirious, devoted listening,” film critic Mark Kermode (excerpt from the liner notes).


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I'm a regular contributing writer to this website. I got into horror movies through the sci-fi monster films I watched with my dad as a kid (ex. Aliens) and the extreme amounts of zombie movies I spent a good portion of my college career watching. I absolutely love zombies (obviously), am a sucker for a low budget (or any) monster movie, and adore horror-comedy films. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is one of my favorite books, and I'm still waiting for an actually decent film adaptation to bring that fantastic novel to life. Outside of my life as a horror fan, I'm a writer and editor with dreams of turning my screenplays into movies and a love of wine and murder mysteries.

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