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Stars: Miles Doleac, Lindsay Anne Williams, Andrew Divoff, John Schneider, Steven Brand, Kristina Emerson, Gary Grubbs | Written and Directed by Miles Doleac

Eight years ago, Father Colin Hampstead oversaw an aborted exorcism that resulted in the gruesome death of seventeen-year-old Jewel Grant, in rural Louisiana. The deceased girl’s older sister, Kayleigh, grew immediately attached to Hampstead and sought him out, at first for grief counseling and then, for much more. Eight years later, Hampstead has left the priesthood and become a celebrated fiction writer, specializing in stories about the occult, and he and Kayleigh, now his wife, have a beautiful daughter and run a well-known bed and breakfast in Savannah, Ga. When the couple agrees to host a wedding for one of Colin’s college friends, what begins as a Big Chill-type reunion turns into something much more macabre, as the seemingly omnipresent ghost of her dead sister Jewel
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Horror Highlights: Cavitycolors’ Society Shirts & Pins Collection, Demons, Don’T Sleep, Elliot, The Atoning

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The gorgeous gore of Brian Yuzna's Society comes to life in Cavitycolors' new shirts and pins collection, and we have a look at the new releases in today's Horror Highlights, which also includes release details on Demons, Don't Sleep, Elliot, and The Atoning.

Cavitycolors' Society Collection: From Cavitycolors: "Our Society® collection is Available Now! New T-shirts, Baseball Shirts, plus two brand new gross-out Enamel Pins! Limited first run on everything, so don't be a butthead, grab one today!"

To learn more, visit Cavitycolors online.

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Demons Trailer & Release Details: "The devil comes to town this October when Demons, written, directed and starring Miles Doleac, hits theaters and VOD from Uncork’d Entertainment.

A psychological thriller that marries elements of The Exorcist, The Shining and The Big Chill, Demons tells of a celebrated fiction writer and former priest (Doleac, “American Horror Story”, The Hollow) who, along with his wife, are
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‘Wishmaster’s’ Andrew Divoff Battles ‘Demons’ in This Exclusive Trailer Debut!

‘Wishmaster’s’ Andrew Divoff Battles ‘Demons’ in This Exclusive Trailer Debut!
Bloody Disgusting has the exclusive world premiere trailer debut for Miles Doleac’s supernatural Demons. Featuring a superlative ensemble, many of whom are known for their work in the horror and sci-fi field, including writer-director-star Doleac (American Horror Story), Wishmaster’s Andrew Divoff, and “Smallville” alum John Schneider, Demons tells of a celebrated fiction writer and former priest […]
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The Hatred arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and On Demand September 12th

Experience the bone-chilling tale of supernatural evil when The Hatred arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD, Digital HD and On Demand September 12th from Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Experience the bone-chilling tale of supernatural evil when The Hatred arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD, Digital HD and On Demand September 12 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Starring fan favorites Andrew Divoff and David Naughton, the film centers on a group of young women who are tormented by a sinister forceas they discover their house has a dark history. From a producer of Halloween, The Hatred Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Check out this terrifying trailer for The Hatred:

Sins from the past return to terrorize the present in this shocker from a producer of Halloween. When recent college grad Regan goes to a family’s house to babysit their daughter for the weekend,
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‘Demons’ Channels ‘The Exorcist’ This October

‘Demons’ Channels ‘The Exorcist’ This October
Miles Doleac’s supernatural Demons has wrapped, zeroing in on an October theatrical release. Featuring a superlative ensemble, many of whom are known for their work in the horror and sci-fi field, including writer-director-star Miles Doleac (American Horror Story), Wishmaster’s Andrew Divoff, and “Smallville” alum John Schneider, Demons tells of a celebrated fiction writer and former […]
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Anchor Bay Feels ‘The Hatred’ on Home Video (Trailer Exclusive)

Anchor Bay Feels ‘The Hatred’ on Home Video (Trailer Exclusive)
Experience the bone-chilling tale of supernatural evil when The Hatred arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD, Digital HD and On Demand September 12 from Anchor Bay Entertainment, Bloody Disgusting leanred. Starring fan favorites Andrew Divoff (Wishmaster) and David Naughton (An American Werewolf in London), the film centers on a group of young women who […]
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Andrew Divoff Grants Us Our Wish for a Revealing Interview!

Twenty years have passed since Andrew Divoff’s ultra-eerie role in the first Wishmaster film, and with the recently released collection of films on Blu-ray from Vestron Video (review here), we here at Dread Central were lucky to grab a few… Continue Reading →

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Now on Blu-ray: The Wishmaster Collection Arrives From Vestron Video

By 1997, the creature feature was all but dead in the horror world. Films like From Beyond, The Fly, The Beast Within, and dozens of others were very popular in the '80s and early '90s, but by the time Wes Craven upended the genre with Scream, people had already started getting cynical about horror and the lens had largely turned inward. However, the idea of the gruesome monster laying waste to guilty and innocent alike wasn't completely dead, and in '97 the Djinn was born. Wishmaster was written by Peter Atkins, best known for his work on the Hellraiser series, and directed by FX wizard Robert Kurtzman, then a part of the legendary Knb Efx Group with Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger. Kurtzman had years...

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March 28th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Wishmaster Collection, A Monster Calls

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Well, March is definitely “going out like a lamb” (as the old saying goes) when it comes to horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases, as there are only several different titles coming home this Tuesday.

Universal Studios is releasing J.A. Bayona’s heartbreaking modern fable, A Monster Calls, to both Blu-ray and DVD this week, and if you're a cult film fan, then you have a few fun movies to look forward to adding to your home collections: Witchtrap, Venom, and the four-film collection for Wishmaster, a new addition to the Vestron Video Collector’s Series.

Other notable releases for March 28th include Mortuary Massacre, The Abduction of Jennifer Grayson, Park Chan-Wook's The Handmaiden (which finally gets the Blu-ray treatment), and for the little monster fans, Monster High: Electrified.

A Monster Calls (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Blu/DVD/Digital HD & DVD)

Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones, and Sigourney Weaver
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Vestron Video’s ‘Wishmaster Collection’ Brings the Evil Djinn Into HD

The films are an example of diminishing returns, but the collection is more than the franchise’s fans could have wished for.

There are rumors that Lionsgate’s fantastic Vestron Video line of remastered, supplement-filled Blu-rays celebrating horror films from the ’80s and ’90s may be closing up shop. It’s unconfirmed, and LG themselves have been mum on the subject, but it would be an unfortunate turn of events for genre fans if true. They’re only nine releases in, but already they’ve done tremendous work with fantastic new editions of fun classics like Chopping Mall, Waxwork, and The Gate.

Their most recent release, and possibly their last if the rumor proves true, is the four-film Wishmaster Collection. As someone who had never seen the first film and was utterly unaware that three sequels even existed this set offered a first-time watch across the board. So of course I binge-watched all four across a single
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The Wishmaster Collection Available on Blu-ray March 28th – Vestron Horror Classics

“Listen to their screams, child, listen to the music of their agony!”

Your wish has come true with the Vestron Video Collector’s Series upcoming release of the Wishmaster Collection, a must-have for cult classic collectors, available for the first time on limited-edition Blu-ray™ on March 28 from Lionsgate. In the Wishmaster series, an evil djinn grants three wishes to the person who releases him, fulfilling a prophecy that will unleash his fellow djinn upon the earth. With brand-new illustration from renowned artist Thomas Hodge, the three-disc Wishmaster Collection limited-edition Blu-ray™ includes all four films, restored and remastered, plus never-before-seen special features, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $49.99.

Wishmaster Collection Official Synopsis

Magically powerful and supernaturally evil, the ancient entity known as the Djinn can grant your wildest dreams — and unleash your darkest nightmares. Follow the Wishmaster’s bloodcurdling quest to devour souls and plunge the world
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Vestron’s Wishmaster Collection Coming in March

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Your wish has come true with the Vestron Video Collector’s Series upcoming release of the Wishmaster Collection, a must-have for cult classic collectors, available for the first time on limited-edition Blu-ray™ on March 28 from Lionsgate. In the Wishmaster series, an evil djinn grants three wishes to the person who releases him, fulfilling a prophecy that will unleash his fellow djinn upon the earth. With brand-new illustration from renowned artist Thomas Hodge, the three-disc Wishmaster Collection limited-edition Blu-ray™ includes all four films, restored and remastered, plus never-before-seen special features, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $49.99.

Wishmaster Collection Official Synopsis

Magically powerful and supernaturally evil, the ancient entity known as the Djinn can grant your wildest dreams — and unleash your darkest nightmares. Follow the Wishmaster’s bloodcurdling quest to devour souls and plunge the world into eternal damnation in this fright-filled collection of all four horror-fantasy favorites.
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Special Features Revealed for Wishmaster Vestron Video Collector’s Series Blu-ray Collection

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When you’re making wishes with a Djinn instead of a genie, you better be careful what you wish for… Spanning four films and packed with horror genre stars, the Wishmaster franchise is coming out on a Blu-ray collection as the ninth entry in Lionsgate’s Vestron Video Collector’s Series, and the special features for the anticipated release have now been revealed.

The Wishmaster Collection Blu-ray is scheduled to come out on March 28th, and you can view the long list of the release’s bonus features below.

The Wishmaster franchise kicked off in 1997 with makeup effects legend Robert Kurtzman at the helm and Wes Craven on board as a producer, and it has featured a plethora of horror genre giants across its four-film run. Will you be adding the Wishmaster Blu-ray collection to your home media shelf?

Wishmaster Collection Blu-ray special features (via Blu-ray.com): “Wishmaster (1997)

Synopsis: Magically powerful.
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Wishmaster Blu-ray Collection Coming This March from Lionsgate’s Vestron Video Collector’s Series

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The holidays may be over, but horror fans are already being gifted with big home media announcements in 2017. Following the reveal of Arrow Video's and Well Go USA's respective Phantasm box sets, another fright film franchise, Wishmaster, is now getting the Blu-ray collection treatment from Lionsgate's Vestron Video Collector's Series.

Blu-ray.com reports that the ninth entry in Lionsgate's Vestron Video Collector's Series will be a Blu-ray collection of all four Wishmaster films. Special features have not yet been revealed, but the Blu-ray collection is scheduled to hit shelves on March 28th, and you can take a look at the cover art below (via Bloody Disgusting).

The Wishmaster franchise kicked off in 1997 with makeup effects legend Robert Kurtzman at the helm and Wes Craven on board as a producer, and it has featured a plethora of horror genre giants across its four-film run. Will you be adding the Wishmaster
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Just Before Dawn (1981)

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Although he hasn’t made very many films, Jeff Lieberman is a unique voice in the world of horror. From Squirm (1976) through to Satan’s Little Helper (2004), he’s crafted only a handful of feature length films, each one different than the last. Watching him tackle a different sub-genre is like looking at a new painting by a great artist. Just Before Dawn (1981) is his take on backwoods butcher clans, an inbred cross of Deliverance and Friday the 13th. Everyone should own a Lieberman. This one is mine.

Released by Picturmedia (the fine folks behind Mako: The Jaws of Death) in October, Just Before Dawn played the grindhouses and drive-ins before shuffling off this mortal coil. Of course it had a home video release, but slipped through the cracks there as well. It’s only been with the advent of the internet and social media that people are starting to
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Flashback Weekend Chicago 2016 Kicks off Friday, Featuring Scream Reunion & Phantasm: Remastered Screenings

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It’s hard to believe another Flashback Weekend is almost upon us, but in just a few days, Chicago’s longest-running horror convention will descend upon the Crowne Plaza O’Hare (5440 N. River Road, Rosemont, Il), where thousands of fans will gather to celebrate everything they love about the genre. Flashback Weekend kicks off on Friday, August 5th and runs through Sunday, August 7th, complete with a star-studded line-up, nightly screenings, Q&A panels, costume contests, and much more.

This writer is pleased to be returning to Flashback Weekend for my sixth year as co-host. Two personal highlights for me at this year’s convention have to be the Scream Reunion Screening and Q&A on Saturday evening, featuring Neve Campbell, Skeet Ulrich, and Matthew Lillard, as well as seeing Don Coscarelli returning to Flashback, this time with Phantasm: Remastered in tow.

Other featured guests at the 2016 Flashback Weekend Horror Convention include Malcolm McDowell,
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Something Is Coming Out Of The Marshland: Swamp Thing Score To Be Re-released

Music label Varèse Sarabande is planning a digital and CD release of the score for the pulpy Swamp Thing. Originally released on LP in 1982 by the label, the highly sought after soundtrack features the film’s original score by Harry Manfredini (Friday the 13th series). The composer worked with Wes Craven again on two other occasions: he did the score for the sequel of The Hills Have Eyes and the Robert Kurtzman directed and Craven produced Wishmaster The fourth film Craven released in theathers in 1982, Swamp Thing is a somewhat peculiar film in the director's ouvre, mixing the monstruous and the pathetic with a pulp comic book sensiblity. The film is based on characters from the DC Comic book series written...

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The Tall Man Moves Into the Great Beyond

The Tall Man Moves Into the Great Beyond
Actor Angus Scrimm passed away January 9 at the age of 89. A Kansas City native, Scrimm won a Grammy for writing liner notes but is best known as the Tall Man, a villainous undertaker, in the surreal Phantasm series. Despite his imposing demeanor (and his intimidating height of 6’4”), Scrimm was well known as being warm and kind-hearted.

Phantasm director Don Coscarelli Tweeted about his leading man: “Angus Scrimm passed away peacefully tonight surrounded by his friends and loved ones. He was 89 years old. His performance as the Tall Man is a towering achievement in horror film history. He was the last in a long line of classic horror movie stars. Angus was a terrific actor and an even better friend. He will be missed.”

A cult classic, Phantasm influenced a generation of filmmakers, including Jj Abrams, who named Gwendoline Christie’s character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens Captain Phasma after the film.
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Round-Up: Ghostbusters Reboot Figures, Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival Director Q&A, Robert Englund at Silver Scream Festival

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Paul Feig tweeted a photo of four Ghostbusters reboot figures on Friday that look pretty rad. We have details, as well as a look at the figures, below. A Q&A with Daniel Abella, the director of the Philip K. Dick Film Festival, and info on Robert Englund's upcoming appearance at Silver Scream Festival, are also in this round-up.

Mattel's Ghostbusters Figures: The photo below features the prototypes of all four of the figures which stand at six inches tall. The official release date for these items is not available at this time.

Starring Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, and Leslie Jones, Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot is slated to hit theaters on July 15th, 2016. Chris Hemsworth will play Kevin the receptionist, with Andy Garcia, Matt Walsh, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Cecily Strong also along for the ride.

Original Ghostbusters stars Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Annie Potts,
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Round-Up: The Last Witch Hunter Clips, NYC Horror Film Festival, The Walking Dead Online, Colorado Horror Con, Condemned

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Lionsgate has revealed two new clips from The Last Witch Hunter ahead of its release on October 23rd. Also in this morning's round-up: details on the New York City Horror Film Festival and the Colorado Horror Convention, as well as information on how to watch The Walking Dead online and release details for Eli Morgan Gesner's Condemned.

The Last Witch Hunter: "The modern world holds many secrets, but the most astounding secret of all is that witches still live amongst us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world. Armies of witch hunters battled the unnatural enemy across the globe for centuries, including Kaulder, a valiant warrior who managed to slay the all-powerful Queen Witch, decimating her followers in the process. In the moments right before her death, the Queen curses Kaulder with her own immortality, forever separating him from his beloved wife and daughter in the afterlife.
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