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Afm: A71 Takes Soska Sisters' Remake of David Cronenberg's 'Rabid' for Canada

Afm: A71 Takes Soska Sisters' Remake of David Cronenberg's 'Rabid' for Canada
A71 Entertainment has taken the Canadian rights to the Soska sisters' remake of David Cronenberg 1977 classic horror movie Rabid.

Jen and Sylvia Soska, the twin horror-movie directors that established a cult following with the 2012 cult slasher pic American Mary, will start production on the Rabid reboot in early 2018. Michael Walker, Paul Lalonde and John Vidette of Back 40 Pictures are producing the updated film that revolves around Rose, a young woman who, after an accident leaves her scarred beyond recognition, undergoes a radical untested stem-cell treatment. While turning Rose into the belle of the ball,...
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Shudder Announces November 16th Premiere Date for New Horror Talk Show The Core, Hosted by Mickey Keating

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AMC Networks has announced a new series called The Core, hosted by Mickey Keating (Carnage Park), which will debut on Shudder, the network's streaming service. Each week, Mickey and other creatives in the genre will unpack all the elements that go into genre filmmaking. Check out the gory, funny trailer now:

Press Release: New York, New York — Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 —On Thursday Nov 16, AMC Networks’ subscription streaming video service Shudder, debuts new original series The Core, a weekly dissection of genre filmmaking hosted by director and fierce genre fan Mickey Keating (Psychopaths, Carnage Park). Alongside filmmakers from the world of horror, Keating examines the onscreen techniques and real-life psychologies that strike fear into our very core. The 10-episode series will premiere Thursday, November 16th, with new episodes releasing every week.

“The Core is a twisted celebration of the magic of genre filmmaking, and I can honestly say there has never been anything like it,
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Smt Thursday Trailers: ‘Shape of Water’ Redband and ‘Infinity Chamber’

(Aotn) “The Shape of Water” Redband is here on Smt! And not only is Guillermo Del Toro’s Latest and Greatest ready to go, so is Lotus Entertainment’s “Infinity Chamber”!

Check the out the Oscar buzz-worthy “The Shape of Water’s” Redband trailer here and now (Warning: Language Advisory):

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes The Shape Of Water – an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones. Directed by: Guillermo del Toro Screenplay by: Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor Story by: Guillermo del Toro Produced by: Guillermo del Toro,
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Haunters: The Art Of The Scare Trailer Takes You Behind the Screams of Haunted Houses

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The amount of really talented creatives involved with Haunters: The Art of the Scare is pretty stellar! Jason Blum, Sylvia and Jen Soska, Jessica Cameron, and many others unpack the art behind creating elements that scare us. Haunters: The Art of the Scare will have its world premiere at this year's Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, and you can watch the official trailer right now!

Press Release: Austin,TX - Tuesday September 5, 2017 - The release date and new trailer for Haunters: The Art Of The Scare was announced today. The film will celebrate its World Premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin. Haunters: The Art Of The Scare features interviews with notable horror filmmaker Jason Blum (producer of The Purge, Insidious, Split, Get Out), Sylvia & Jen Soska (American Mary & Gsn's Hellevator), Jessica Cameron (Truth or Dare), and the creators of the most popular and controversial haunts in the world. This documentary
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Horror Highlights: Maniac Cop 2 Collection from Cavitycolors, Aliens Ate My Homework, What The Waters Left Behind, The Tormenting

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Cavitycolors pays tribute to Maniac Cop 2 with a new shirts and pins collection, and in today's Horror Highlights, we also have details on Aliens Ate My Homework, What the Waters Left Behind, and The Tormenting.

Maniac Cop 2 Shirts and Pins Collection: From Cavitycolors: "Hey Fiends!

This Thursday, we're bringing you our officially licensed Maniac Cop 2 collection!

Written by Larry Cohen (The Stuff) and directed by William Lustig (Maniac), Part 2 of the series is my personal favorite entry in the series. A 90's cult classic in the truest sense, it's just so satisfying to see a much more monstrous Matt Cordell wreak havoc on the streets of New York City. We couldn't be more excited to work with top notch artists on this release, including Devon Whitehead, Jason Edmiston, Shane Murphy, and Matt Skiff. All art is officially licensed, and approved by William Lustig himself for what might
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Official Guest Lineup Revealed for the Women in Horror Film Festival in Atlanta, Including Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss & More

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The 2017 Women in Horror Film Festival kicks off this September, and the full lineup features several fixtures of the horror genre that are sure to make fans want to aim their car hoods towards Atlanta, including A Nightmare on Elm Street's Heather Langenkamp (and if you purchase a ticket prior to August 30th, you'll receive an autographed photo from the ultimate dream defender).

Press Release: The 2017 Women in Horror Film Festival has announced the official lineup and schedule for the 1st annual film festival to be held in Peachtree City, Ga, just minutes from the heart of The Walking Dead studios and Marvel’s home away from home, Pinewood Studios Atlanta.

“We are so excited about the films being screened this year,” says festival co-director Vanessa Ionta Wright.

“What an amazing selection from around the world; filmmakers are traveling from as far as Australia and Ireland to be with us.
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Soska Sisters Update On ‘Rabid’ Remake; “We’ve Got a Lot of Surprises”

Soska Sisters Update On ‘Rabid’ Remake; “We’ve Got a Lot of Surprises”
We learned last year that sisters Jen and Sylvia Soska (American Mary, See No Evil 2) are working on a remake of ’70s body-horror film Rabid, one of the first movies made by David Cronenberg. What’s the latest on all that? Speaking with Rue Morgue, the Soska Sisters noted that the Rabid remake is very […]
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Who Goes There Podcast: Episode 125 – American Mary

It’s hotter than two goats in a pepper patch here in San Diego, and things get heated on this week’s episode of the Who Goes There Podcast. Tensions are high as we embark on yet another one of our now infamous… Continue Reading →

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Christmas in June! A Horror Pack Review

*full disclosure: a one-month Blu-ray package was mailed for this review. Horror Pack is a DVD and Blu-ray subscription service. Based out of Athens, Georgia, this subscription service mails out a quad' group of selected movies, every month. This horror fan received a package this week. And, this article will mention some of the latest goodies, coming from Horror Pack. Most of the arrivals were great, but a couple were less than stellar. Overall, this is a fun service that horror fans should check out. Horror Pack chooses four DVDs or Blu-rays to mail each month. Some of the upcoming titles include: the Soska Sisters' American Mary (2012), Frank Henenlotter's Basket Case (1982), Rise of the Zombies (2012), The Unborn (2009) and many more. In this reviewer's package, there was: Killer Pinata (2015), Deathgasm (2015), Children of Corn: Genesis (2011) and Gavin Michael Booth's Scarehouse (2014). This horror fan was excited to see this later title
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Horror Highlights: Jen & Sylvia Soska to Attend Women in Horror Film Festival, The Black Room Clip, 4/20 Massacre

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Women in Horror Film Festival showcases the wonderfully talented female voices in my favorite (and your favorite) film genre, horror. The festival directors have announced that Jen and Sylvia Soska have joined an already rad lineup of appearances, and in today's Horror Highlights is a new clip from The Black Room and a trailer for 4/20 Massacre.

The Soska Sisters to Attend Women in Horror Film Festival: Press Release: "Festival Directors and horror filmmakers Samantha Kolesnik and Vanessa Ionta Wright are thrilled to welcome some amazing guests, panelists and guest judges to the 2017 Women in Horror Film Festival! Guest judges and panelists Marianne Maddalena (Producer of Scream 1,2,3 & 4, The Hills Have Eyes, The Last House on the Left), Heather Langenkamp & Amanda Wyss (A Nightmare on Elm Street). A panel with Jen & Sylvia Soska (Hellevator, American Mary, Dead Hooker in a Trunk). Appearances by Lynn Lowry (The Crazies, Shivers, Cat People) and Sonya Thompson (The Walking Dead,
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Q&A: ‘Adult Babies’ creator Joanne Mitchell talks all things horror

Adult Babies gets an exclusive reveal at Horror Channel FrightFest Glasgow 2017, in anticipation of the event, actress / producer Joanne Mitchell – star of Before Dawn and Bait; and creator of Adult Babies – answers 10 scary questions…

When did your fascination for horror films begin?

I’ve been interested in horror since being a young kid. I liked to be frightened, whether it be reading a scary book, or watching one of the Hammer House of Horrors. But it wasn’t until my 30’s that I really became fascinated with the whole genre after making ‘Before Dawn’ and watching back to back movies at FrightFest!! The fans are so loyal and open minded and really know their stuff.

What was the first horror film you saw?

I’m pretty sure it was ‘The Thing’. If I remember rightly my brother and his mates had managed to get a copy and I snuck in!
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'American Mary' celebrates 4 year anniversary with give away

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By Seth Metoyer,

It's hard to believe that my favorite horror movie of 2013 is already 4 years old (yep, that's how math works)!

The Soska sisters are having a celebration for the 4th anniversary of American Mary that might interest fans. Including a give away for budding filmmakers who what to submit an American Mary "Swede" film!

Don't know what that is? Well, let Jen Soska explain it in the press release below. Good luck!

From The Press Release

American Mary celebrates her 4 Year Anniversary January 11th. She made her grand world release in the UK (we Love the UK!!) on January 11th, 2013 after a wonderous premiere at FrightFest in the summer of 2012. With it were released a series of beautiful, huge, American Mary banners that some of you might see for sale on our online store ( But why Buy one when you can Win one?
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Painkiller Jane Adaptation Revs Up With Jessica Chastain In Lead Role

Jessica Chastain is one of the most in-demand actress working today, and has a slew of dramatic parts (including next year’s Woman Walks Ahead) in the works, but now we’re hearing that she’s also attached to star in and produce a big screen adaptation of Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada’s comic series, Painkiller Jane. Chastain will play the lead role of Jane Vasko, a tough New York beat cop who develops incredible healing abilities.

Painkiller Jane was created back in the ’90s and although she’s never been a mainstream character, she has crossed over with the likes of The Punisher, Hellboy and Vampirella. There was also a short-lived Sci-Fi channel TV series based on Miss Vasko’s exploits in 2007 which starred Terminator 3 actress Kristanna Loken.

Here’s how Deadline describes this latest incarnation:

Jane Vasko is a New York City street cop who gets recruited
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Jessica Chastain Lined Up for Lead Role in Painkiller Jane Film Adaptation

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Coming close to death gave her the power to be unstoppable. New York City police officer Jane Vasko was nearly killed while undercover, but she bounced back as the vengeful Painkiller Jane in the comic book series of the same name. While a film adaptation has been in the works for quite some time, it now looks like Jessica Chastain will bring the lead role to life.

Deadline reports that Chastain is set to produce and play the starring role in Painkiller Jane. Producing the project alongside Chastain's Freckle Films will be Lotus Entertainment and Solipsist Films, with Bill Johnson, Jim Seibel, Ara Keshishian and Jimmy Palmiotti on board as executive producers (Palmiotti also co-wrote the comic book series with Joe Quesada).

Back in 2014, it was reported that Jen and Sylvia Soska (American Mary, See No Evil 2) were signed on to direct Painkiller Jane. Although Deadline did not include
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Interview: West Coast Film Programmers – Part One

Putting together a genre film festival of any type takes time, commitment (or committed), a reliable team, a diverse lineup, luck plus so much more. The western part of North America is rich with talent, history and film festivals that break the mold and continue to redefine the experience for everyone that becomes part of the events. From such cities in California like Los Angeles, Sacramento and San Diego to Edmonton, Alberta Canada to Seattle, Washington, we sat down with five diverse film festival programmers to ask questions that not only connect these festivals but explore their development, growth and survival. These five key organizers and programmers bring different perspectives, experience, selective eye as well as personality to this discussion as we covered a wide variety of topics gaining insight into what makes this annual celebration of film, fans and filmmakers a must to attend!

So, take a read, share
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'A guy does one or two horror movies and he's remaking 'Spider-Man'': An interview with the Soska Sisters

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'A guy does one or two horror movies and he's remaking 'Spider-Man'': An interview with the Soska Sisters
Anyone familiar with the work of Jen and Sylvia Soska knows the identical twin filmmakers owe more than a small debt to the early and mid-career oeuvre of David Cronenberg. Like the acclaimed director, the Soskas are both Canadian natives and specialize in "body horror," the sub-genre exploiting viewers' innate fears of physical disfigurement that was practically invented (or at least taken to a more outré level) by Cronenberg. Over the course of his career, Cronenberg gave us such squeamish classics as 1975's high-rise horror show Shivers, 1983's surreal Videodrome, and the uber-grisly 1986 remake of The Fly. Given these similarities, it's fitting that the Soskas -- arguably best known for their intensely gory body-modification horror film American Mary -- are currently in the process of remaking Cronenberg's 1977 movie Rabid, which starred pornographic film actress Marilyn Chambers as a woman who develops a taste for human blood after undergoing experimental plastic surgery.
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XLrator Media and Bluefox Entertainment Team up to Bring Diverse Films to North America

XLrator Media has done a hell of a job bringing quite the diverse amount of films to genre fans, having released everything from Jen & Sylvia Soska’s body horror revenge tale American Mary to the Toby Stephen-led Scifi film The Machine to audiences all around. Now, looking to bring even more films to North American audiences, XLrator has teamed up with Bluefox Entertainment (A Demon Within, The Suffering) to co-distribute a wide variety films to the genre-loving masses.

Speaking on the team up between the two labels pairing up, the following was said: “The two companies began their relationship earlier this year when XLrator Media acquired the North American distribution rights from Bfe to the international horror festival hit The Windmill, which opens in theaters October 28th and debuts on VOD and iTunes October 25th.

The first film under the new XLrator Media-bfe distribution agreement will be the holiday-themed thriller Good Tidings,
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Horror Highlights: Fear Inc., The Girl Premiere, Paranormal Lockdown Halloween Special, Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, Mannequins

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What makes you afraid? The masterminds behind Fear, Inc. probably know. The new poster for the upcoming film tops this Horror Highlights. Also: world premiere details for Jennifer Blanc-Biehn's The Girl and Destination America's Paranormal Lockdown Halloween special, info on the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival lineup, and details on the Indiegogo campaign for the short film Mannequins.

New Official Poster for Fear Inc.: "What if there was a company you could call that, for a premium, will bring your fears to life. You don’t have to leave your house, your office, or your vacation; the scares are customized to your tastes and arrive at your doorstep when you least expect it. But like texting an ex at 2 a.m., what sounds like a great idea at the time, can end up getting you killed.

When horror movie enthusiast Joe Foster (Lucas Neff) and his girlfriend, Lindsey Gains
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Horror Highlights: Night Of The Living Dead: Revival #5 Preview Panels, Cavity Colors Shirt, Fender Bender, Beyond The Walls, Bleed The Night, Bb

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In today’s second Horror Highlights, we have preview panels from three of Night of the Living Dead: Revival‘s #5 issues (Rise, Soul, and Slab), as well as details on a shirt from Cavity Colors that gives a new twist to John Carpenter’s They Live. We also have release details for Scream Factory’s Fender Bender Blu-ray / DVD, Shudder’s acquisition of Us rights for Beyond the Walls, info on when to watch the short film Bleed the Night on El Rey Network, and two preview videos from Bb.

Night of the Living Dead: Revival #5 Preview Panels: Night of the Living Dead: Revival #5 issues are now available from Double Take. To learn more, visit Double Take’s website. In case you missed it, check out all ten #5 covers, our impressions of the #5 issues, and our exclusive Q&A with Sr. Story Editor / writer Michael Coast.

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Horror Highlights: Tale Of Tales Blu-ray / DVD, Old 37, CryptTV & Inkshares, The House On Pine Street, Bb

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The fantasy horror film Tale of Tales, starring Salma Hayek, will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD on September 6th. Also in today’s Highlights: Old 37 on ChillerTV, CryptTV’s partnership with Inkshares, a clip and poster from The House on Pine Street, and release details for Bb.

Tale of Tales Blu-ray / DVD Release Details: “A grim, gorgeous, grown-up fairytale full of princes and princesses, sorcerers and fairies, and monsters and ogres, the epic fantasy horror film Tale of Tales makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut September 6th, 2016, from Shout! Factory. Starring Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, John C. Reilly, Toby Jones, and Shirley Henderson, Tale of Tales unleashes a barrage of mind-bogglingly exquisite and fantastical imagery as it brings to life the misadventures of three kings, based on stories of magic and the macabre by 17th-century folklorist Giambattista Basile.”


Old 37 Airings on Chiller TV: Press Release: “August 23rd , 2016 – Old 37
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