Greetings gorehounds. I’m back with another slew of press releases and information on some upcoming horror movies to keep an eye on in 2013! Let’s get too it!
First up is Anchor Bay Entertainment and some info on the serial killer thriller Escapee! Here’s the official press release.
Based on true events…
What the nature of unrelenting evil? Does it have a face? A voice? Once confronted, can we escape it? On April 16th, Anchor Bay Entertainment releases the suspense thrillerEscapee on Blu-ray™ and DVD.
Written and directed by Campion E. Murphy, Escapee stars Dominic Purcell (Hijacked, Bad Karma, “Prison Break”), Christine Evangelista (The Joneses), Faith Ford (“Murphy Brown,” Hope & Faith”), Melissa Ordway (Ted, In Time, 17 Again) , and Carly Chaikin (The Last Song, “Suburgatory”). SRP for the Blu-ray™ is $24.99 and $22.98 for DVD. Pre-book is March 20th.
While on an observational trip to a high security prison for the criminally insane, young psychology student Abby Jones (Evangelista) has a chilling encounter with psychotic serial killer Harmon Porter (Purcell). Abby returns home that night to study with her two roommates, unaware of the dark forces she’s unleashed within Harmon. That evening, while a hurricane rages through town, Harmon slashes his way out of jail, leaving a brutal trail of bloody bodies in his quest to possess the body and soul of Abby Jones.
Bonus features on Escapee DVD and Blu-ray™ include a making-of featurette, photo gallery and the trailer.
Next up is one I’m really looking forward to, Mimesis! A new twist on the classic George A. Romero film Night of the Living Dead, Mimesis drops next week from Anchor Bay! Check out an official synopsis, as well as two new clips they released on the public just before release day!
ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS THE NEXT EVOLUTION IN HORROR CINEMA
Turning the classic horror film NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
into a real life nightmare February 12th on Blu-ray™ and DVD
Why watch a horror film when you can live one?
For over a century, fans have had their blood curdled and spins chilled by the vicarious thrills of horror films. Whether populated by ghouls, slashers, zombies or vampires, fans flocked to have their pulse quickened and exercise their scream-generating skills. But one thing remained constant: eventually the story ended, because it was only a movie. What if it didn’t have to end? What if the next level of horror was to experience a horror film from the inside?
*Mimesis, as defined by Merriam Webster Dictionary: “imitation, mimicry.”
In the film, a group of horror fans find themselves unwilling participants in a living nightmare that pays homage to a classic horror film. Seven complete strangers whose only common link is a love for classic era horror films are invited to attend an exclusive “horror fan” party at a remote farm. But as the sun sets, these strangers soon find themselves within a real life version of the 1968 George Romero cult horror classic Night of the Living Dead!
Image Entertainment has released a new trailer and press release for their next upcoming genre film, The Frankenstein Theory.
From the makers of The Last Exorcism
IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT WAKES THE DEAD IN FRANKENSTEIN THEORY
VOD and theatrical engagements begin March 1st;
DVD arises March 26th
CHATSWORTH, CA – Before Robert DeNiro, before Christopher Lee or even Boris Karloff, there was the original novel: Frankenstein. Published in 1818 and written by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, it is universally recognized as one of the greatest works of horror fiction in the English language. But what if it wasn’t conjecture? What if the story of how one man dared to steal the secret of creation was true?
Image Entertainment will challenge all that you know, or think you know, with The Frankenstein Theory. Directed by Andrew Weiner, The Frankenstein Theorypremieres on VOD and select theatrical engagements on March 1st, with the DVD release set for March 26th. The DVD pre-book date is February 26th and is available for an SRP of $27.97.
What if the most chilling novel of all time was actually based on a true account of a horrific experiment gone awry? When he is suspended from his university job for his outlandish ideas, Professor John Venkenheim leads a documentary film crew to the rim of the Arctic Circle in a desperate effort to vindicate his academic reputation. The object of his ridicule? His obscure theory that Shelley’s literary classic is, in fact, a work of non-fiction disguised as fantasy. In the vast, frozen wilderness, Venkenheim and his team search for the legendary monster, a creature nearly three hundred years old and still cloaked in mystery. What they find is an unspeakable truth more terrifying than any fiction…
Now for some independent horror news. Just north of the border from where I sit there’s a little werewolf flick filming called Hunger Unholy. Unfortunately for fans of the subgenre, werewolves haven’t been given their proper due the past couple years, and here’s hoping Hunger Unholy will do just that! Check out the official teaser trailer, as well as the official facebook page here. I will keep my eyes and ears on this one, and any further news I hope to share!
Speaking of teaser trailers, Dustin Mills (Night of the Tentacles, Zombie A-hole) unleashed a first glimse at Easter Casket, his second film on the docket for this year! Much like the Bath Salt Zombies we premiered last month, this one looks like another good time! We’ll continue to keep you updated on these and any other projects he pumps out this year!
That’s gonna wrap up this edition of the Weekly Bloodlines! Any news or feedback please hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org. Till next time…