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DVD Review – The Slayer (1982)

The Slayer, 1982.

Directed by J.S. Cardone.

Starring Sarah Kendall, Frederick Flynn, Carol Kottenbrook, Alan McRae, Newell Alexander, and Ivy Jones.

Synopsis:

Two couples visit a secluded island where they are attacked by a monster linked to one of the visitor’s dreams.

Brother and sister Eric (Frederick FlynnThe Forsaken) and Kay (Sarah KendallThe Karate Kid Part II), and their respective spouses Brooke (Carol KottenbrookThunder Alley) and David (Alan McRae – 3 Ninja Kids), take a holiday on a remote island with the idea of helping Kay to try and rid herself of the nightmares she has had since childhood and that are now becoming so real they are affecting her work as an artist. Once they land on the island they are informed by their nervous pilot that a hurricane is incoming and so he drops them off and leaves quickly to avoid being stranded there himself, leaving the
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Cristal Pictures Launches by Backing Ryan Reynolds’ ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’

Cristal Pictures Launches by Backing Ryan Reynolds’ ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’
In the latest investment by China in Hollywood, finance-production company Cristal Pictures has come on board to co-produce and co-finance Ryan Reynolds’ action-comedy “Hitman’s Bodyguard.”

Los Angeles-based Cristal Pictures made the announcement as part of disclosing that it has been founded and bankrolled by China’s East Light Film Company to finance and produce mid-to-high range budgeted, English-language motion pictures for domestic and global theatrical distribution. Cristal’s co-CEOs are veteran execs Chris Liu and Scott Einbinder.

East Light is based in Beijing and Hong Kong and headed by Liu. To support Cristal’s long-term business plan, East Light has additionally raised substantial equity from several China, Hong Kong and South East Asian-based investors.

“Hitman’s Bodyguard,” directed by Patrick Hughes, is in post-production. It also stars Samuel Jackson, Gary Oldman and Salma Hayek.

The film is also financed by Millennium Films with Lionsgate Films set to release in North America on Aug.
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East Light backs Cristal Pictures

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In the latest influx of Chinese cash to come Hollywood’s way, the veteran Hollywood producer Scott Einbinder has officially launched a Los Angeles-based finance and production company with the full backing of China’s East Light Film Company.

Cristal Pictures will produce and finance mid-to-high range English-language features for global theatrical distribution. The company has the capacity to fully finance projects as official Chinese co-productions or as films that can be distributed in China through the import quota.

Chris Liu of Beijing and Hong Kong-based East Light will serve as co-ceo alongside Einbinder after East Light raised equity from Chinese, Hong Kong and South East Asian investors to back the venture.

Cristal recently co-financed and co-produced Millennium Films’ Hitman’s Bodyguard, an action-comedy in post-production starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel Jackson, Gary Oldman and Salma Hayek.

Patrick Hughes directs and Lionsgate will distribute wide in North America on August 16, 2017. Cristal retains Chinese distribution rights and plans to release
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The Forsaken (2001) Review

J.S. Cardones 2001 bloodsucker tale The Forsaken has a few really good things going for it. Actor Johnathon Schaech (remember that really disturbing mommyson flick Hush Well this is son) makes for a nasty villain who plays up vampirism with conviction there are a few scenes that showcase some pretty gnarly practical special effects and Steven Bernstein is a very very seasoned and skilled Dp. The bad news is for every quality the picture offers theres a major deterrent floating in the foreground easily detectable by most and near impossible to miss
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FEARnet's February Programming Includes All Five Exorcist Films and a Sweepstakes

Nothing says “I love you” like FEARnet this February with an horrific heart-shaped box full of premieres, prizes, and stunts kicked off by the world television debut of Lost Boys: The Thirst on February 3 and "The Complete Exorcist Marathon" on February 17.

From the Press Release:

For the first time ever, a TV network is consecutively airing all films, prequels and sequels, associated with The Exorcist franchise. One of the most significant genre films ever made, the Academy Award®-winning movie celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. In that time it has spawned two sequels and two prequels, which FEARnet presents back-to-back starting at 2 p.m. Et/11 a.m. Pt on February 17.

The original head-spinning classic The Exorcist stars Linda Blair as Regan MacNeil, a young girl possessed by the demon Pazuzu, with Max von Sydow and Jason Miller as the priests who try to save her. Next is Exorcist II: The Heretic at 4:30 p.
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Tyler Bates Scoring William Friedkin’s ‘Killer Joe’

Tyler Bates has revealed in recent interviews with Scorenotes and Billboard that he has written music for the black comedy Killer Joe. The film is directed by William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection) and stars Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Thomas Haden Church, Gina Gershon and Juno Temple. Tracy Letts (Big) wrote the screenplay based on his own play. The movie centers on a family who hires a police detective-turned-hitman to kill their mother for her life insurance policy. Nicolas Chartier (The Hurt Locker) and Scott Einbinder (The Forsaken) are producing. No word yet on if any of the score by Cc Adcock (who was originally announced as the composer of the film) remains in the movie. Killer Joe is set to premiere at the Venice Film Festival in a couple of weeks and will also be shown at the Toronto Film Festival in September. A release date for the
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Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2 has a release date of.....

Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2 After being teased with trailers and news of the upcoming Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2, a release date has finallly been confirmed. The original Laid to Rest, which went on to garner cult status on DVD, did well enough to merit a sequel. ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2 picks up three months after the events of Laid to Rest and brings back the character of Tommy, played by Thomas Dekker, one of three survivors from the first film. Tommy finds himself once again immersed in the murderous intrigues of the psychotic ChromeSkull, who now has a new partner in crime, a man named Preston, as well as setting his video recording sights on a fresh new string of victims.

Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2 is due out September 20th. The film features a cast of familiar faces from the horror genre including Thomas Dekker (A Nightmare on Elm Street
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Day 6 "favorite vampire movie" of the 30 day horror challege

The Forsaken So right now we're in the Twilight era of vampire movies. Or we had the recent Vampire Boys attempt to mix romance and horror with a gay twist, but come up short due to overall lack of execution. So that got me thinking about the films of the past that I dug. There was Blade which was all about style and cool posing and posturing. Or we had Bram Stoker's Dracula which is just a flat out masterpiece and probably one of my top horror films of all time. Or there is the horror comedy Vamp. Or the criminally under seen The Midnight Hour. Then that got me thinking about the vampire film I have watched the most and that is....

The Forsaken - With The Forsaken you have an array of appealing actors including Brendan Fehr, Kerr Smith, and Simon Rex. Then you have this tangible sleazy,
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So who wants a Free Horror DVD? The Haunting of Amelia giveaway

So who wants a Free horror movie? We here at Big Daddy Horror Reviews are proud to announce that we in association with Mti Video (http://www.mtivideo.com/) are offering a copy of The Haunting of Amelia (aka The Other Side of the Tracks) starring Brandon Fehr of such genre hits as Final Destination and The Forsaken and directed by A.D. Calvo of the upcoming The Melancholy Fantastic completely free to one lucky reader.

You ask "Well how do I sign up?". Pretty easy; just hit the Facebook "Like" button found in this post. One winner will be chosen at random on Tuesday Dec. 28, 2010 (the street date of the DVD). The movie will be shipped out that day directly from the distributor.

The Haunting of Amelia: Ten years after a tragic train accident killed his girlfriend, Josh (Brendan Fehr, CSI:miami, Roswell, Final Destination) finds himself haunted by disturbing visions
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Dread Central's Best & Worst of 2009

2009. It was pretty much as crappy a year for horror movies as it was for the economy. There were, however, some really high points to help balance out all the drivel that was put out there in theatres as well as on home video, and they are to be celebrated, even though technically a couple of them are not even from this year.

Pull up your chair, sit back, and strap yourself in for a look back at the dos, the don'ts, and of course the "Doh!"s of this past year.

Dig on our Best of and Worst of lists for 2009 by following the links below!

[Andrew Kasch]

[Matt Fini]

[Morgan Elektra]

[Nomad]

[The Buz]

[The Foywonder]

[The Woman in Black]

[Uncle Creepy]

Andrew Kasch's Picks

District 9 - Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi/action/horror hybrid delivered the kind of hardcore testosterone roller coaster ride we hadn’t seen since the glory days of John McTiernan. With story and special FX superior to that of
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Quarantine Red Band Trailer

As most of you already know, one of 2008's most awaited horror films is Sony Screen Gems' Quarantine. The film is released October 10th 2008 to theaters worldwide. It was written and directed by the Dowdle Brothers (Poughkeepsie Tapes) and stars Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter, Exorcism of Emily Rose), Jonathan Schaech (The Doom Generation, Masters Of Horror's The Washingtonians, The Forsaken) and Jay Hernandez (Hostel, Hostel 2). Below is the newly released red band version of the trailer. So if there were any questions on whether it is going to be bloody and gory, this trailer answers them.

Quarantine is the story of a television reporter Angela Vidal (Jennifer Carpenter)and her cameraman that are assigned to spend the night shift with a Los Angeles Fire Station. After a routine 911 call takes them to a small apartment building, they find police officers already on the scene in response to blood curdling screams
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Kerr Smith Joins My Bloody Valentine 3D!

Various web publications are reporting that actor Kerr Smith, whom you may remember from Dawson's Creek, as well as genre flicks Final Destination and The Forsaken has joined the cast of My Bloody Valentine 3D. He plays the husband of Jaime King's character and joins Supernatural's Jensen Ackles, Edi Gathegi, Kevin Tighe & Megan Boone. The remake of the 80's cult classic is currently shooting under the direction of Patrick Lussier (Dracula 2000) from a script by Zane Smith. My Bloody Valentine 3D is due in theaters January 23, 2009.
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It's Prom Night....Again!

Screen Gems after the success of Resident Evil Extinction has decided to release another Prom Night in April. I am usually one that supports remakes, but in this case, I didn’t care that much for the 1980 film. “Especially, not enough for a redux!” Donna’s (Brittany Snow,Hairspray) senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life. After surviving a horrible tragedy, she has finally moved on and is enjoying her last year of high school. Surrounded by her best friends, she should be safe from the horrors of her past. But when the night turns deadly, there is only one person who could be responsible…a man she thought was gone forever. Now, Donna and her friends must find a way to escape the sadistic rampage of an obsessed killer, and survive a night “to die for.” Man, it keeps getting better and better! Prom Night
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It's Prom Night....Again!

Screen Gems after the success of Resident Evil Extinction has decided to release another Prom Night in April. I am usually one that supports remakes, but in this case, I didn’t care that much for the 1980 film. “Especially, not enough for a redux!” Donna’s (Brittany Snow,Hairspray) senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life. After surviving a horrible tragedy, she has finally moved on and is enjoying her last year of high school. Surrounded by her best friends, she should be safe from the horrors of her past. But when the night turns deadly, there is only one person who could be responsible…a man she thought was gone forever. Now, Donna and her friends must find a way to escape the sadistic rampage of an obsessed killer, and survive a night “to die for.” Man, it keeps getting better and better! Prom Night
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Smith back to WB Net in 'Charmed'

Smith back to WB Net in 'Charmed'
Kerr Smith is returning to the WB Network. The former Dawson's Creek co-star is set to join the cast of the WB veteran drama Charmed as a recurring. In the Spelling TV series, he will play a federal agent in the Dark Operatives Unit who begins to help the Halliwell sisters. The agent, who believes in the supernatural, also will be a potential love interest for Paige (Rose McGowan). Smith, whose credits also include the features Final Destination and The Forsaken, is repped by manager Vincent Cirrincione at Vincent Cirrincione Associates and attorney Neil Meyer.

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