Serbian stunner Ivana Korab (pictured in black bikini) faces off against a polar bear who is deadlier than the average bear in director Hank Braxton’s Unnatural. Korab plays a bikini model on assignment in the Alaskan wilderness where a genetically engineered bear is on a killing spree.
Korab’s co-stars include Sherilyn Fenn (”Twin Peaks”), James Remar(”Dexter”), Ray Wise (”Twin Peaks”), Graham Greene (Poltergeist 2), Q’orianka Kilcher (”Sons of Anarchy”), and Allegra Carpenter (Last Witch Hunter). Unnatural arrives in theaters Oct. 16 as part of After Dark Film’s 8 Films to Die For.
Anne Hathaway is set to produce and star in The Shower, a sci-fi comedy that unfortunately has nothing to do with Hathaway soaping up for 90-minutes. The plot instead revolves around a bunch of women whose baby shower is interrupted by a meteor shower that turns men into bloodthirsty aliens.
It sounds pretty silly, but producers are describing the film as a mix of This Is the End, Bridesmaids, and the over-hyped Attack the Block. The script was written by Jac Schaeffer, who describes the story as “a story that is ultimately about female friendship, with a lot of ass-kicking along the way.”
Hathaway hath stayed away from our beloved horror genre, starring only in the 2008 thriller Passengers, Tim Burton’s awful Alice In Wonderland, and Chris Nolan’s Dark Knight Rises and Interstellar. The Shower has yet to secure a director.
Good news Halloween fans… your ship is coming in! The Queen Mary’s annual Dark Harbor event is set to run for 18 frightening nights from Oct. 1 – Nov. 1 and features the new maze Lullaby and the interactive survival experience, The Anubis Paintball Adventure.
The Lullaby maze introduces guests to Scary Mary, the youngest spirit to haunt the Queen Mary since her drowning death in 1952. The Anubis Paintball Adventure pits them against the Egyptian deity of death and its army of mummies and monsters in an LED 3D paintball battle!
Dark Harbor will feature a new Side Show of Freaks and Oddities and a Side Show Bar for guests to ogle the ghoulish and ghastly up close. More than 200 horrific creatures will haunt the grounds, among them The Ringmaster, the Captain, Samual the Savage, Half-Hatch Henry, and Graceful Gale.
Returning mazes include Deadrise, Soulmate, B340, Circus and the Voodoo Village. Tickets are available now and can be purchased at the Dark Harbor website. Clatto has been fortunate to have survived the annual fright festival for two years running. Will this be the year our luck runs out?
The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor event is creepy, good fun. Don’t miss the boat! Peep our reviews for 2014 and 2013.
Starz has released a new trailer for its upcoming series “Ash vs. Evil Dead,” premiering Oct. 31. The show features 10 30-minute episodes and is produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Bruce Campbell, reprising his role as reluctant hero Ashley J. Williams.
“Ash Vs. Evil Dead” picks up 30-years after Ash’s last battle with the Deadites and finds him forced out of hiding to stop a new uprising. Lucy Lawless co-stars as Ruby, a mysterious woman who believes Ash is the root of all evil.
Sony Pictures has released a trailer for the Groundswell Productions horror-comedy The Final Girls. The film is directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) and stars Malin Akerman (Watchmen), Taissa Farmiga (”American Horror Story”), and Nina Dobrev (”Vampire Diaries”).
The Final Girls follows the daughter (Farmiga) of a recently deceased 80’s scream queen (Akerman) as a paranormal event traps her in her mom’s most famous horror film. Together they must fight a machete-wielding killer while navigating genre tropes. Out Oct. 9.
Paramount Pictures has a released a trailer for its upcoming horror-comedy Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, previously titled Scouts vs. Zombies. Model-turned-actress Sarah Dumont toplines the film from director Christopher Landon (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones).
Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse follows three high school Boy Scouts as they take on their small town’s zombie outbreak with little more than their troop skills and the help of a gorgeous cocktail waitress (Dumont). It’s outrageous fun that proves undead or not… boobs are awesome.
IFC Midnight has released a trailer for its upcoming Halloween thriller Hellions, arriving in theaters and iTunes Sept. 18. “Degrassi: The Next Generation” alumna Chloe Rose stars as a 17-year-old pregnant girl tormented by not-so fun-sized trick-or-treaters looking to take her unborn child.
The thriller is helmed by “Degrassi” director Bruce McDonald and co-stars Robert Patrick (Terminator: Judgement Day) and stunner Rachel Wilson (SAW 7). The trailer is a trip and Rose’s character reminds us of a sexier Juno.
Blake Lively is in talks to star in Sony Pictures upcoming shark thriller In the Deep from director Jaume Collet-Serra (Orphan, House of Wax) and screenwriter Tony Jaswinski. Described to be in the vein of 127 Hours and Gravity, the woman vs. shark project would serve as a showcase for its star.
In the Deep tells the story of a young woman coping with the death of her mother by catching some awesome waves. Some gnarly shit goes down and she ends up 20 yards away from shore clinging to a buoy and marked for lunch by a large great white shark.
Lively is coming off the romantic sci-fi drama The Age of Adaline and played Carol Ferris/Star Sapphire in Warner Bros. superhero misstep Green Lantern. She made her horror debut in 2006’s Simon Says before landing her breakthrough role as “it” girl Serena Van der Woodsen on The CW’s “Gossip Girl.”
Reese Witherspoon is set to star in Cold, a supernatural frightener from Deja Vu scribe Bill Marsilii for Lionsgate. Described as a dark thriller with supernatural elements, not much has been revealed about the project.
Witherspoon is best known for her romantic comedies and acclaimed dramatic work, including Legally Blonde, Sweet Home Alabama, Cruel Intentions, Election, Wild, and her Oscar winning turn in Walk the Line. But, she has dabbled in some very notable horror.
Witherspoon played Patrick Bateman’s fiancée Evelyn Williams in Mary Harron’s adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ American Psycho in 2000 and Mark Wahlberg’s obsession in the 1996 teen stalker thriller Fear. But it’s her brilliant psycho-bitch performance in 1996’s Freeway that endeared her to genre fans.
There’s a chance the folks behind Paranormal Island are counting on movie audiences to come running like Pavlov’s pooch when they get wind of their title, but the selling point here is scream queen Briana Evigan doing some award-worthy bikini acting.
Evigan plays one of three college kids taking gigs as bartenders on an island believed to be haunted. The flick is directed by guy named Marty Murray and co-stars horror icon Lance Henriksen (Aliens). It’s slated for release on DVD Sept. 1.