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Blumhouse Unleashes Michael Myers With First Official ‘Halloween’ 2018 Poster!

Blumhouse Unleashes Michael Myers With First Official ‘Halloween’ 2018 Poster!

Blumhouse has just unveiled the first teaser poster for the next chapter of the ‘Halloween’ saga. To be honest, it’s simple but it looks pretty sweet!

In case you were unaware, Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Directed by David Gordon Green, the supporting cast of the film includes Judy Greer, Will Patton, Nick Castle, Andi Matichak and Omar J. Dorsey. David Gordon Green is working from a script by himself & Danny McBride, along with Jeff Fradley.

Mark your calendar for a return to Haddonfield when Halloween hits theaters on October 19th, 2018.

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Celebrate The Release of Blumhouse’s ‘Truth or Dare’ — Enter To Win An Awesome Prize Pack!

Celebrate The Release of Blumhouse’s ‘Truth or Dare’ — Enter To Win An Awesome Prize Pack!

We’re not playing the game, it’s playing us! A harmless game of “Truth or Dare” among friends turns deadly when someone–or something–begins to punish those who tell a lie–or refuse the dare.

Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare, starring Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) and Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) opens in theaters Friday the 13th!

Directed by Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2), the thriller co-stars Violett Beane, Hayden Szeto, Landon Liboiron, Sophia Taylor Ali and Nolan Gerard Funk. The film was produced by Blumhouse’s Jason Blum and executive produced by Wadlow, Chris Roach, Jeanette Volturno and Couper Samuelson.

To celebrate this terrifying new film, Icon Vs. Icon is offering up a sweet prize pack. All you have to do is answer a simple question (details below)! Also, Grab a friend and take the Truth or Dare challenge below to see who survives!

HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST: Let’s face it, done something crazy in our lives! Send an email to contest@iconvsicon.com and tell us about the craziest thing you have ever dared to do and why it tops your list! Make it interesting and tell us why it’s so special! Be sure to use a valid email address, so we can contact you if you win!

RULES: Each household is only eligible to win one (1) prize pack. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

CONTEST ENDS: April 20th, 2018 at 12:01 AM. The winner will be contacted the same day. Open to United States residents only.

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Scream Factory To Release The ‘It’s Alive’ Trilogy Deluxe Blu-ray Box Set In April!

Scream Factory To Release The ‘It’s Alive’ Trilogy Deluxe Blu-ray Box Set In April!

For the first time on Blu-ray, and in a new, deluxe box set, the It’s Alive trilogy is reborn! On May 15, Scream Factory will release the It’s Alive Trilogy in a 3-disc set packed with bonus features, including new interviews, and new 2K scans of each film.

It’s newborn and … It’s Alive … and murder is what it knows best! A proud couple’s bundle of joy is really a newborn terror in filmmaker Larry Cohen’s cautionary cult hit that tapped into environmental fears. The horror grows when multiple child monsters rampage in the first sequel It Lives Again as two brave parents try to stop them by becoming the bait for their spree. The now global mutants are rounded up and relocated to a far-flung island in It’s Alive III: Island of the Alive. Will a parent’s greatest nightmare become the world’s gravest fear? Find out … if you dare.

It’s Alive is the first film of the classic trilogy from writer/director Larry Cohen about murderous mutants – and its birth was chillingly midwived by the crucial contributions of two Academy Award® winners*: makeup master Rick Baker (who created the makeup and “played” the infant monster) and composer Bernard Herrmann.

Is it human? Is it a beast? Whatever it is, It Lives Again in this second film in cult filmmaker Larry Cohen’s Alive Trilogy. Once again, Cohen brings to the screen a hideous threesome of mutant baby monsters that are the evolutionary response to man’s polluted environment. These frightened creatures lash out with deadly claws at what they don’t understand. There are only three, but they could reproduce into uncontrollable millions if someone doesn’t destroy them. Fredric Forrest (Apocalypse Now) and Kathleen Lloyd (The Car) star as the loving parents of one of the monstrous creatures. Parental love, however, is no match for these hell-spawned mutants. Their wild blood binge must be stopped. Will the next stage of their evolution become our last?

In It’s Alive III: Island Of The Alive, Michael Moriarty (Q: The Winged Serpent) and Karen Black (Trilogy of Terror) star as Stephen and Ellen Jarvis, the distraught parents of one of the new mutant children. They’ve watched in horror as government death squads roamed the earth, shooting the humanoids on sight. They’ve suffered through the court hearings that sentenced their child and other surviving mutants to a remote, uninhabited island. And their nightmare continues … because the abandoned creatures are now grown … and they are coming back home to the society that created and rejected them. And no one who stands in their way will live.

IT’S ALIVE TRILOGY SPECIAL FEATURES

IT’S ALIVE:
· NEW 2K scan of the original film elements
· NEW Cohen’s Alive: Looking Back at the It’s Alive Films featuring interviews with writer/producer/director Larry Cohen, actors James Dixon, Michael Moriarty and Laurene Landon and more…
· NEW It’s Alive at the Nuart: The 40th Anniversary Screening with Larry Cohen
· Audio Commentary with writer/producer/director Larry Cohen
· Radio Spots
· TV Spots
· Theatrical Trailer
· Still Gallery

IT LIVES AGAIN:
· NEW 2K scan of the original film elements
· Audio Commentary with writer/producer/director Larry Cohen
· Theatrical Trailer
· Still Gallery

IT’S ALIVE 3: ISLAND OF THE ALIVE:
· NEW 2K scan of the original film elements
· NEW interview with Special Effects Makeup Designer Steve Neill
· Audio Commentary with writer/director Larry Cohen
· Trailer
· Still Gallery

*Rick Baker: Best Makeup for 1981: An American Werewolf In London; 1987: Harry And The Hendersons; 1994: Ed Wood; 1996: The Nutty Professor; 1997: Men In Black; 2000: How The Grinch Stole Christmas; 2010: The Wolfman

Bernard Herrmann – 1941: Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic Picture, All That Money Can Buy

Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.

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MOHAWK: Ted Geoghegan On Bringing His Captivating New Thriller To The Screen!

MOHAWK: Ted Geoghegan On Bringing His Captivating New Thriller To The Screen!

Ted Geoghegan exploded onto the scene in 2015 with the award-winning 2015 horror hit, “We Are Still Here.” His directorial debut paid tribute to the filmmakers and movies that helped shape him as a young creative. In 2018, Geoghegan returns to entice audiences with another captivating film. A no-holds-barred action-thriller, “Mohawk,” centers around a young Mohawk warrior who is pursued by a contingent of military renegades set on revenge after one of her tribe sets an American camp ablaze. Fleeing deep into the woods they call home, Oak and Calvin, along with their British companion Joshua, must fight back against the bloodthirsty Colonel Holt and his soldiers – using every resource, real and supernatural, the winding forest offers. Praised as “gripping” and “a wild ride” by Indiewire, and “realistic and very personal” by The Hollywood Reporter, “Mohawk” unfolds over the course of one bloody day during The War of 1812. Birth. Movies. Death. says, “[Mohawk] does a fine job of reminding us that sometimes the truest horror is that of our own history.” RogerEbert.com called the film “A searing genre hybrid.”

“Mohawk” stars Kaniehtiio Horn (“Hemlock Grove”), Justin Rain (“Fear the Walking Dead”) and Eamon Farren (“Twin Peaks: The Return”) along with Ezra Buzzington (“Justified,” “The Middle”). It also includes Ian Colletti (Arseface from AMC’s “Preacher”) Jonathan Huber (aka WWE Superstar Luke Harper) making his big screen debut. “Mohawk” marks the second team-up between writer-director Ted Geoghegan, producer Travis Stevens, cinematographer Karim Hussain and Dark Sky Films. After a triumphant run on the festival circuit, Dark Sky Films announced the theatrical release of “Mohawk” on March 2, with a simultaneous VOD and HD Digital release.

Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently sat down with Ted Geoghegan to discuss the inspiration for the film, the challenges he faced in bringing it from script to screen and the lessons learned along the way.

It’s been a few years since we connected about your last film, “We Are Still Here.” You returned with an awesome new period piece called “Mohawk.” Tell us about your inspiration for the project.

To dive right in, with “We Are Still Here,” it was literally a love letter to the filmmakers I had grown up adoring. I wanted to make something that paid tribute to all of these amazing artists I had spent my whole life loving the movies of. For my follow up, I wanted to do something different in that I wanted to pay tribute to not necessarily a filmmaker but a group of people I had felt somewhat indebted to. When I moved to New York City years ago, I knew nothing of the Mohawk people. The word Mohawk to me growing up was simply a haircut! When I moved to New York, I started noticing that everywhere I went, I would see these signs that said “Made with Mohawk construction … ” or “Mohawk ironworks.” I couldn’t figure out what the heck it was. I went home and started reading up on it. I discovered not only were the Mohawk these incredible people who were indigenous to New York and its surrounding areas, but they also built the city that I now call home. The Mohawk quite infamously claimed to not suffer from vertigo and that claim actually allowed them the ability to work on virtually every huge skyscraper during the modern birth of New York – The Chrysler Building, The Empire State Building and so on. These are all iconic structures that were built predominately by Mohawk people. I felt some sort of odd connection, although I myself am a white man of European descent. I was blown away by the fact that there were these foreign people who were native to the place that I now called home that I knew nothing about. I found myself wanting to learn more and more about them. From there, I started studying and researching their culture. The more I learned about them, the more I was impressed by these people and felt quite indebted to them. As it goes, after “We Are Still Here,” one of my chief concepts was to make a film about people that I cared about. These were people that I almost immediately fell in love with upon moving to New York. Thankfully, the pieces came together, and we were able to make the film with real Mohawk actors and with the support of the Mohawk Nation. I feel quite good about it!

As you should! “Mohawk” is a great film and I loved the authenticity. As you alluded to, “Mohawk” is a bit of a 180 from “We Are Still Here.” Was the new approach something you did by design?

Absolutely! I love haunted house movies. I adore haunted houses and I plan on making many more stories about haunted houses, but I also didn’t want to be the haunted house guy. I know that there are so many stories to tell and there is only so much time we are given to be able to tell those stories. I decided that, given the fact I was very lucky to be able to make one film, the fact that I was able to make two made me feel that I owed it to myself to make sure that the second story was different.

Fair enough! One of the things that makes this film spring from the screen is the awesome cast you assembled. What went into finding the right people to make these characters jump from script to screen?

The heart and soul of the film is Kaniehtiio Horn, who plays Oak. Kaniehtiio is a native Mohawk and she came recommended through my director of photography, Karim Hussain, who had actually directed her in a segment of “The Theatre Bizarre” several years ago. She was the star of his segment of that anthology, which was called “Vision Stains.” When I proposed to him the idea of making this film called “Mohawk,” he said, “Ya know, there is only one person I can think of for the lead in this film and she is actually Mohawk.” I immediately jumped at the opportunity and said, “Please, please, please! I’d love to meet her!” We jumped on a call, very early on, and spoke about it. She was extremely passionate about the project. Not only is she a very proud Mohawk but she actually told me, “If you hire anyone else for this part, I’m going to kill you!” [laughs] I felt quite lucky! Once we had her onboard, we reached out to other actors. Something I was very intent about, especially during the casting process, was to make sure all the Native American roles in the film were portrayed by Native people. Unfortunately, there are very few Native American people left in the world anymore due to all the atrocities of history and that, unfortunately, makes ones talent pool so much smaller. We wanted to make sure we were still able to cast this film with actual Native American people and, when we started looking around, we were blown away by all of the incredible talent we were discovering! We discovered Justin Rain (“Fear The Walking Dead,” “Blackstone,” “Defiance”), who plays Calvin Two Rivers, who is a Cree. I was actually familiar with his work from a handful of other things. Because he is a Cree, he was extremely excited about the idea of playing a Mohawk. He told me that he had always admired the Mohawk people and was really in-tune with their culture, so he jumped at the opportunity to play one. Sheri Foster, who plays Oak’s mother, was also extremely excited about the film. I was familiar with her work from “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” on Netflix, where I thought she was extremely fun. In “Mohawk,” she has a small but pivotal, not funny role but she certainly lands it! [laughs] With our antagonists, we were very lucky to find a who’s who of phenomenal actors. Ezra Buzzington, who plays Holt, I was very familiar from a lot of his horror titles over the years. Noah Segan has been a longtime friend and someone I’ve been very eager to work with! Robert Longstreet was someone else I was very excited to work with after seeing him in countless films over the years. We were very surprised and excited about the prospect of working with Jonathan Huber, who is best known as Luke Harper from the WWE. He had never acted professionally before. I always tell him, “Every single day, you are acting professionally in the WWE!” [laughs] He jumped at the opportunity for his first big screen role and really slayed it! He’s a wonderful, wonderful talent and I feel very honored to have been able to direct him in his first film. I hope that he gets to make a lot more!

Ted Geoghegan’s ‘Mohawk’ hits theaters and VOD on March 2nd, 2018.

Was there anything you wanted to attempt with this film, from a directorial standpoint, that you might not have done in the past?

Yes! From day one, we knew this was going to be an extremely challenging film. The fact that we were making a period film set 200 years ago during the War of 1812 on a limited budget, is something that no one would dare try to achieve. Films of this scope are typically made for not only tens but hundreds of millions of dollars. We wanted to try to be able to tell a story that felt as big and as powerful but on an indie level. The way that we chose to do that was by making the story more intimate. I took a page from James Cameron who said, while directing “Titanic,” “You not only care about the deaths of thousands of people, you care about the deaths of two people.” That was something we wanted to do with this film. Whereas both Calvin and Joshua are essentially the Mohawk Nation and the pursuers are the new White Americans. They are indicative of their entire cultures both in how headstrong and ridiculous they are and how strong and terrified they are. Both sides of the film are absolutely terrified beyond words. To get back on point, what I wanted to do was make something that was wildly different. I wanted to do something I knew would be challenging and something I felt would surprise people. We made a lot of creative decisions, very early on, about what we wanted to do with the film to set it apart from other period pieces. The last thing we wanted this film to look like was diet “Last of The Mohicans.” We wanted to have our own feel and, in doing so, we made bold creative choices. The film was shot with natural light, which is something that movies typically never do. That was very exciting, to be able to work with natural light and make a film that glows. Every shot of the film just has a sparkle to it that, to me, feels like old John Boorman. I wanted to make sure the film did not look as scary as it felt. Ya know, the forest is typically the sort of location that you film at night and find the most terrifying places you can shoot in. We wanted to show how beautiful the forest was and show that it’s the sort of place that is absolutely stunning and untouched but that’s where these atrocities occurred. When you’re making a film that’s essentially a dramatic chase film and you’re shooting it in these beautiful backgrounds, it comes down to a question of “How do you raise the tension?” We did that through our actors! It’s less about where they are and more about who they are. Ultimately, it does have a lot of similarities to “We Are Still Here.” I do think “Mohawk” and “We Are Still Here” are spiritually very similar. They are both intensely character driven. They are also films that are both about a bigger picture but ultimately about these people and a very small amount of people. Also, although “We Are Still Here” is set in the ‘70s, it’s essentially a modern film about people dealing with the sins of their fathers and “Mohawk” is a film about those fathers. It’s about these original sinners and how what they are doing is going to resonate for hundreds and hundreds of years afterwards, just as the characters in “We Are Still Here” are still dealing with the fallout of things that happened hundreds and hundreds of years earlier.

Ted Geoghegan’s ‘Mohawk’ is a can’t miss thriller.

We are still relatively early in your career as a director. However, you accomplished amazing things as a screenwriter. Looking at that aspect of your work, how have you most evolved?

In terms of screenwriting, which is something I’m still very passionate about and want to continue doing forever. I feel the evolution hasn’t been necessarily a creative one as much as it’s been a technical one. When I started out as a screenwriter, I followed the advice of, “Write whatever you want! Just let your imagination run wild!” I wrote screenplays that no one on Earth could ever potentially produce! [laughs] They were these gigantic, overblown spectacles where I poured my everything into them thinking, “Well, one day this will get made!” The simple truth of the matter is, “No, no it won’t!” [laughs] As the years have gone by, I’ve really been excited about how to write to a budget. Not a specific budget but rather to say, “This is how you write a film that could potentially be made.” Being able to create something that has the potential to be made without sacrificing your creativity. Those little technical tricks and little ways that you can turn your brain on and off at just the right moments have really helped me, as a writer, create projects that are much more viable in terms of being brought to the screen.

We can look to the career you are building as an inspiration. What’s the best lesson we can take from your journey?

That’s a biggie right there! Ya know, I came from a small town in Montana. I used genre films as a way to escape from the monotony of living in the middle of nowhere and having very little to do. I took that passion and that drive for something that I loved and decided that I wanted to share that with other people. My first screenplay was produced 17 years ago and I directed my first film four years ago. There are 13 years in between those events and there, of course, were plenty of struggles in between and they continue to be struggles to this day. However, it’s important to remember it’s not an overnight process. I guess if there is one thing one might be able to take from me, a man who at 38 is on his second film, is that you just have to keep plugging. I know it’s trite and I know that so many filmmakers say it but, ultimately, we’ve got to come to grips with the fact that overnight successes are few and far between. The reality is that the majority of us will spend our entire lives pushing and pushing in order to try to make these things happen. I love genre films. I don’t know where I’d be without them. If anything I’ve made can make anyone’s life easier or remotely happier, I feel as though I’ve succeeded.

Where are you headed in the future when it comes to the stories you tell?

Right now, I’m very focused on politics. My work will likely remain quite political for a while and until I feel it doesn’t need to be political. I want to remain in the genre film industry. I don’t see myself moving outside of it. I do feel as though, in these troubled times, there is certainly a place for popcorn cinema, comedies and romances. For me, I think the greatest way in which you can tell stories that need to be told from reality is through the lens of the fantastic. You can see that in many of the great genre masters from the past – from George A. Romero to the Italian masters who were really striking back at their governments at the time. These were people who deeply, deeply cared about the world that they were living in but chose to tell the story through a wild way. That’s what I hope to continue to do with my work.

That’s awesome and I appreciate your voice. I’m sure we will cross paths again soon with the work you’re are doing! I wish you continued success!

Thank you so much, Jason! I really appreciate it! Talk soon!

‘Mohawk’ hits theaters on March 2, 2018. Follow the continuing adventures of Ted Geoghegan on social media via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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1980’s Cult Classic ‘Full Moon High’ To Hit Blu-ray This April From Scream Factory!

1980’s Cult Classic ‘Full Moon High’ To Hit Blu-ray This April From Scream Factory!

The ‘80s cult classic Full Moon High comes howling to Blu-ray on April 10, 2018, from Scream Factory. Bonus features include a NEW audio commentary with writer/producer/director Larry Cohen (It’s Alive, Q: The Winged Serpent, God Told Me To), moderated by King Cohen filmmaker Steve Mitchell, as well as the theatrical trailer.

The problem of a typical high-school teenager takes on monstrous proportions in this comical send up of horror movies from legendary cult filmmaker Larry Cohen.

The most important thing to quarterback Tony Walker (Adam Arkin, Halloween H20) is to win the big game against archrival Simpson High. But this plan soon changes when his ultra-right-wing dad (Ed McMahon) drags him along on a spy mission for the CIA. In Romania, Tony is bitten by a werewolf – and that’s when things really start to get hairy! Now, whenever there’s a full moon, he transforms into a growling beast that hungrily chases down beautiful girls. Cursed to live forever as a teenager with uncontrollable urges, Tony realizes he must find a way to the end this cycle of animalistic excess.

Special Features:

  • NEW audio commentary with writer/producer/director Larry Cohen, Moderated by KING COHEN filmmaker Steve Mitchell
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Shout! Studios Secures U.S. Rights For Soska Sisters’ Remake of Cronenberg’s ‘Rabid’

Shout! Studios Secures U.S. Rights For Soska Sisters’ Remake of Cronenberg’s ‘Rabid’

Shout! Studios, the multi-platform filmed entertainment distribution and production arm of Shout! Factory, has acquired U.S. rights to writers/directors Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska’s new feature remake of David Cronenberg’s early horror classic RABID. This multi-year agreement provides Shout! Studios with digital, on-demand, broadcast, home entertainment, and select SVOD rights to the RABID feature remake for cross-platform releases in the U.S.   Back 40 Pictures will handle the theatrical distribution duties. The RABID feature remake by Jen and Sylvia Soska is being developed and produced by Back 40 Pictures in conjunction with Telefilm Canada and Ontario Media Development Corporation. The announcement was made today by Jordan Fields, Vice President of Acquisitions at Shout! Studios, and film producer Michael Walker.

Jen and Sylvia Soska will direct this new feature from a screenplay they adapted with John Serge from the original Cronenberg classic. Michael Walker, Paul Lalonde, and John Vidette are serving as producers.

Shout! Studios will be working closely with filmmakers and producers in the production process. The RABID feature remake is currently in the pre-production phase. Principal photography is expected to begin in April.

“Remaking one of the seminal films of David Cronenberg’s early work is audacious, exciting and not a little nerve-wracking. But there are no better hands in which to place this challenge than the four belonging to the enormously talented Soska sisters. Their creative vision will both honor the Cronenberg ethos and find in Rabid a currency that will terrify today’s audiences,” said Jordan Fields, Vice President of Acquisitions at Shout! Studios.

“It’s a tremendous honor to be re-imaging David’s 1977 body horror classic, RABID, with such incredible support behind us. We are not fans of soulless remakes as seems to be the trend these days as they disrespect the fans and the original body of work. Our RABID is a continuation of the thoughts and conversation David started with his original piece and modernized through a female perspective. This film will truly honor not only the original but Cronenberg’s entire body of work which would not have been possible without a team behind us that cares about the artist and well as the fans. Shout Studios has always put the fans first and this film will blow audiences away with its authenticity and elevated horror,” said filmmakers Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska.

The film deal was negotiated by Shout’s Jordan Fields and Vanessa Keiko Flanders, and by Michael Walker on behalf of Back 40 Pictures and Clay Epstein of Film Mode Entertainment.

About Shout! Studios
Shout! Studios is the filmed entertainment production and distribution arm of Shout! Factory, specializing in all aspects of distribution, including theatrical, VOD, digital, and broadcast. Reflecting Shout! Factory’s ongoing commitment to innovation and excellence, Shout! Studios champions and supports like-minded filmmakers and creators at the forefront of pop culture, driving creative expression and diversity in independent storytelling. Shout! Studios finances, produces, acquires and distributes an eclectic slate of movies, award-winning animated features, specialty films and series from rising and established talent, filmmakers and producers.

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Scream! Factory To Release “Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon” On Blu-ray This March!

Scream! Factory To Release “Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon” On Blu-ray This March!

You know legendary maniacs Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger. Now meet Leslie Vernon, the next great psycho-slasher, in the cult favorite Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon. Available as a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray March 27th, 2018 from Scream Factory, Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon comes loaded with bonus features, including interviews with actors Angela Goethals, Ben Pace and co-writer/co-producer David Stieve, an audio commentary with co-writer/director Scott Glosserman, moderated by filmmakers Adam Green and Joe Lynch, an audio commentary with Nathan Baesel, Angela Goethals, Britain Spelling and Ben Pace, Making of Behind the Mask and Casting of Behind the Mask featurettes, and more! Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com
Nathan Baesel (Invasion) stars as Vernon, a good-natured killing machine who invites a documentary film crew to follow him as he reminisces with his murder mentor (Scott Wilson, The Walking Dead), evades his psychiatrist/nemesis (Robert Englund, A Nightmare On Elm Street), deconstructs Freudian symbolism, and meticulously plots his upcoming slaughter spree. But when the actual carnage begins, where do you draw the line between voyeuristic thrills, mythic evil, and good old-fashioned slasher movie mayhem? Angela Goethals (24) and Zelda Rubinstein (Poltergeist) co-star in this ingeniously twisted and award-winning shocker.
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon Bonus Features
  • NEW HD master from the 2K intermediate
  • NEW Joys and Curses – interviews with actors Angela Goethals, Ben Pace and co-writer/co-producer David Stieve
  • NEW Before the Mask: The Comic Book – an interview with comic book artist Nathan Thomas Milliner
  • Audio commentary with co-writer/director Scott Glosserman, moderated by filmmakers Adam Green and Joe Lynch
  • Audio commentary with Nathan Baesel, Angela Goethals, Britain Spelling and Ben Pace
  • The Making of Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon featurette
  • The Casting of Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon featurette
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.

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BACK TO THE SWAMP: A Review of Adam Green’s “Victor Crowley”

BACK TO THE SWAMP: A Review of Adam Green’s “Victor Crowley”

The year is 2006. The horror genre is being beaten down with nothing but uninspired sequels, prequels, and remakes. The original slasher film has all but died. Something seems to be missing from the genre. Where’s the fun? In comes a young, up and coming director Adam Green 6 years removed from his last film, “Coffee and Donuts”. He recruits the man who many consider the greatest Jason Voorhees of all time, Kane Hodder, and revitalizes a genre many thought they would never see again.

“Hatchet” hits the festival circuit in 2006 with an eventual DVD release on December 18th, 2007. While it received mixed to low reviews by critics, fans all over the world raved. Finally, a return to form for the horror genre. “Hatchet”, an old school American horror, received massive success from fans and gained a cult following that follows the franchise today. By 2013, Green had worked on two sequels and was ready to give up the character of Victor Crowley to focus on other works. He drops a bombshell with the incredible, “Digging Up the Marrow”. A film that, like “Hatchet” before it, wore its influences on its sleeve. From here Green notes that he’s finished with the series from a film standpoint but you’ll be able to keep up with “Crowley” in comic book form; the “Hatchet” series was dead…or so we thought.

August 22nd, 2017, the original film’s “10 Year Anniversary” show. Hundreds of “Hatchet” fans and stars pile into Hollywood’s Arclight Cinema, expecting to see a presentation of the film that started it all. Instead, fans were elated to see that not only was a fourth film already made, but they were about to see it in all its glory. Needless to say, the hype was real and fans left the theatre ecstatic to see the lovable crazy redneck humanoid back in action. As “Victor Crowley” unleashes on all of us in VOD and Blu-ray, did it meet expectations or should we ship it back to the swamp to rot? Find out as we cover the return of the millennium’s icon of horror, “Victor Crowley”.

Keeping with one of my favorite tropes about any “Hatchet” film, Parry Shen is back! However, for the first time in the franchise, he’s reprising his role as the sole survivor/paramedic from the third film, Andrew. It’s been 10 years since that fateful night on the swamp. Andrew has become a writer and is making his rounds on the press circuit sharing his story. Things aren’t going so well for the survivor as we open on him being interviewed on live TV by his ex-wife Sabrina (Krystal Joy Brown). No one back home believes his story, in fact, they’re under the impression that Andrew is the maniac who axed all of those people years ago. Things take a turn for the worst when his publicist, played by the “Sleepaway Camp” star Felissa Rose, convinces him to return to the swamp for a large sum of money. It isn’t until he gets on the plane that he realizes it’s to film a show for Sabrina. The three, along with a film crew (including “Impractical Jokers” star Brian Quinn) are off for a romp in the swamp. Meanwhile, across the water, a few “Crowley fans” (Laura Ortiz, Katie Booth, Chase Williamson) are trying to make a film of their own. Of course all hell breaks loose as our killer decides to join in on the fun of both parties. What follows is a return to form for writer/director Adam Green: film filled with gore galore and big laughs.

Along with the cast members I’ve already mentioned, the highlight of the film would without a doubt be Dave Sheridan. This man is hilarious in every film he’s in and doesn’t get enough credit. He plays the boat driver/aspiring actor, Dillon, and he steals every scene he’s in. As you watch the film you can truly feel how much fun this cast and crew was having while filming. Definitely my favorite group of death puppets in a “Hatchet” film. The man of the hour, Kane Hodder, is better than ever. This is the greatest Crowley has looked since the film’s original inception, that credit goes to both Hodder and the make-up department. Nightmare fuel.

I thoroughly enjoyed this film and I’m glad to have Victor Crowley back in my life. Green understands his franchise and doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel in any shape. That’s not a knock, on the contrary, it’s commendable for the man to return and give the fans a film they’ve been clamoring for for years. I’ll be honest, if you’re not a fan of the “Hatchet” series this movie is not going to change your mind. It’s a tour de force of crude jokes and gut wrenching violence. Understand what you’re getting and you’ll have a blast. I recommend “Victor Crowley” to any film of the franchise, and anyone who needs their slasher fix. Here’s to hoping a “Digging up the Marrow” sequel is next!

“Victor Crowley” hit DVD and Blu-ray on February 6th via Dark Sky FIlms.

About The Writer: 
Dylan Lyles – Staff Writer
The Phenomenal Dylan Lyles is an obsessive fan of cinema, pro wrestling, horror, vinyl, and comic books. Bursting from the womb in 1992, Dylan’s surrounded himself with all things geek culture. Earliest memories include Wrestlemania 11, ‘The Death of Superman,’ and Jason popping out of the water. You may see him sharing his opinion on just about everything on the internet or maybe even working the MonsterMania Con on the east coast. You love him and he loves you!
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Catch ‘Impractical Jokers’ Star Brian Quinn In A New Clip From Adam Green’s ‘Victor Crowley’

Catch ‘Impractical Jokers’ Star Brian Quinn In A New Clip From Adam Green’s ‘Victor Crowley’

Adam Green’s VICTOR CROWLEY is FINALLY coming to VOD and digital platforms tomorrow! Below is a clip featuring the hilarious Brian Quinn from ‘Impractical Jokers.’ Check out the clip below!

Synopsis: Set a decade after the events of the series’ first three films, VICTOR CROWLEY reunites Hatchet mainstays Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th 7X‘s Jason Voorhees) and Parry Shen (Better Luck Tomorrow) for an all-new, horrifying journey into the haunted, blood-drenched bayou.

In 2007, over forty people were brutally torn to pieces in Louisiana’s Honey Island Swamp. Over the past decade, lone survivor Andrew Yong’s claims that local legend Victor Crowley was responsible for the horrific massacre have been met with great controversy, but when a twist of fate puts him back at the scene of the tragedy, Crowley is mistakenly resurrected and Yong must face the bloodthirsty ghost from his past.

VICTOR CROWLEY’s ensemble cast also features Laura Ortiz (2006’s The Hills Have Eyes),Dave Sheridan (Scary Movie), and Brian Quinn (truTV’s “Impractical Jokers”). Writer/director

Adam Green proudly returns to the director’s chair of his series that, upon debuting in 2007, was energetically touted as a return to “old school American horror,” and whose maniacal fan-favorite villain quickly secured a place among slasher royalty.

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Ted Geoghegan’s ‘MOHAWK’- Official Trailer and Theatrical Poster Unveiled!

Ted Geoghegan’s ‘MOHAWK’- Official Trailer and Theatrical Poster Unveiled!

After its hit festival run, Dark Sky Films has announced the theatrical release of Ted Geoghegan’s MOHAWK on March 2nd, with a simultaneous VOD and HD Digital release. MOHAWK is a no-holds-barred action-thriller marking the second team-up between writer-director Ted Geoghegan, producer Travis Stevens, cinematographer Karim Hussain and Dark Sky Films after their award-winning 2015 horror hit, We Are Still Here.

After one of her tribe sets an American camp ablaze, a young Mohawk warrior finds herself pursued by a contingent of military renegades set on revenge. Fleeing deep into the woods they call home, Oak and Calvin, along with their British companion Joshua, must now fight back against the bloodthirsty Colonel Holt and his soldiers – using every resource both real and supernatural that the winding forest can offer.

Praised as “gripping” and “a wild ride” by Indiewire, and “realistic and very personal” by The Hollywood Reporter, MOHAWK unfolds over the course of one bloody day during The War of 1812. Birth. Movies. Death. Says, “[Mohawk] does a fine job of reminding us that sometimes the truest horror is that of our own history.” and RogerEbert.com called the film “A searing genre hybrid.”

MOHAWK stars Kaniehtiio Horn (Hemlock Grove), Justin Rain (Fear the Walking Dead), and Eamon Farren (Twin Peaks: The Return) along with Ezra Buzzington (Justified, The Middle), and including Ian Colletti (“Arseface” from AMC’s Preacher) and Jonathan Huber, WWE Superstar Luke Harper making his big screen debut.

Produced by Dark Sky Films, the producers and distributors of We Are Still Here as well as House of the Devil, Stake Land, Hatchet 2 + 3, and many more, and Snowfort Pictures (Cheap Thrills, We Are Still Here, Starry Eyes) this is The Last of the Mohicans meets The Last House on the Left.

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