The North American trailer for Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters director Tommy Wirkola’s Dead Snow2: Red vs. Dead has gone online. A sequel to his 2009 Nazi zombie cult hit, the film finds a Norwegian survivor teaming up with an American group of professional zombie killers to battle the undead Schutzstaffel.
Dead Snow: Red Vs. Dead stars Martin Star (”Freaks and Geeks”), Derek Mears (Friday the 13th), Ingrid Haas (Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World), original players Vegar Hoel and Ørjan Gamst, and Norwegian stunner Amrita Acharia (pictured above).
Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead arrives in selected theaters and VOD on Oct. 10.
Halloween is still a bit away, but trust us when we say… you don’t want to miss the boat. We’re, of course, talking about the Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor event, taking place during 18 terrifying nights from Oct. 2 – Nov. 2. This year, the haunt includes two new mazes, Soulmate and B340, and a Voodoo Village.
Dark Harbor will also include a new Exclusive Encounter experience that requires guests to sign a waiver to participate, and takes them “on a terrifying top secret paranormal journey through the depths of the ship that have never been open to Dark Harbor guests before.”
Tickets for the Dark Harbor event are already on sale and can be purchased here. Clatto was fortunate enough to be brought on board for the evil festivities in 2013. Read our spine-tingling account here.
Paz de la Huerta (”Boardwalk Empire”) stars in The Editor, an ode to giallo by co-directors Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy (Father’s Day). Set in Italy, the movie tells the tale of a downtrodden editor suspected in the brutal murders of the cast and crew of a 1980 horror film.
De la Huerta is coming off the psycho-sexual thriller Nurse 3D, in which she nudely portrayed a homicidal RN with Sapphic tendencies. She is best known for nudely playing Nucky Thompson’s mistress Lucy Danziger on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”
The Editor will have its L.A. premiere at Beyond Fest on Sept. 25. The screening will be free. Click here for more info.
A trailer has gone online for The Town That Dreaded Sundown, a sequel to the 1976 cult film from producers Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity) and Ryan Murphy (”American Horror Story”). Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (”American Horror Story”), the film is based on the true story of the 1946 Moonlight Murders, a series of homicides committed in the Texas/Arizona border town of Texarkana.
The Town That Dreaded Sundown follows a copycat killer mimicking the Phantom Killer murders of the original film during its annual screening at Texarkana. Addison Timlin, best known for toplessly playing actress Sasha Bingham on Showtime’s “Californication,” toplines the film as a busty high school girl holding the key to catching the Phantom Killer.
The Town That Dreaded Sundown will be screened for free at Beyond Fest in L.A. on Oct. 4. Click here for details.
A trailer has gone online for the original Syfy thriller Dead Still, co-starring genre stunner Elle LaMont. Set to premiere Oct. 6 as part of Syfy’s “31 Days of Halloween” programming, the film centers on a wedding photographer (Ben Browder) who inherits an antique camera that kills its subjects.
LaMont has appeared in a string of notable genre offerings, including the indie vampire frightener The Devil’s Gravestone and Robert Rodriguez’s TV adaptation of “From Dusk Till Dawn” and Machete Kills, in which she played Dollface, one of Sofia Vergara’s sexy hooker-assassins gang.
Universal Pictures has released a trailer for The Boy Next Door, a micro-budgeted erotic thriller from director Rob Cohen (Alex Cross, The Fast and the Furious) and Blumhouse Productions. Jennifer Lopez (”American Idol”) toplines the film as a newly separated MILF who starts banging her teen son’s friend.
All is koo-koo-ka-choo until she decides to break things off with her deranged young suitor (Ryan Guzman). The kid goes ape, and starts to stalk and torment J. LO at every turn. It looks exhausting, but stalking is a young man’s game. Co-stars include John Corbett as the ex-husband and Kristin Chenoweth as the BFF.
The Beyond Fest Film Festival is back for its second year, running from September 25 through October 4 at the world-famous Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. The event is a mind-blowing presentation of world premieres, free screenings, celebrity Q&A’s, and more.
Beyond Fest co-founder Christian Parkes said:
The response was so great last year that we knew we had to bring Beyond Fest back, so much so that we immediately started planning this installment.
We challenged ourselves to build on the foundation we laid and to create something that is a celebration for the audience as much as the films on the screen.
Our partnership with El Rey Network is indicative of this as it allows us to share a brave, new generation of filmmakers with the film community of Los Angeles.
Beyond Fest kicks off with the L.A. premiere of Alexandre Aja’s Horns, an adaptation of Joe Hill’s novel. The festival will also see the L.A. premieres of V/H/S Viral and The ABC’s of Death 2 and a free screening of producers Jason Blum and Ryan Murphy’s remake of The Town That Dreaded Sundown.
Additional highlights include not-to-be-missed screenings of the newly restored Halloween, featuring a special Q&A session with legendary director John Carpenter and iconic star Jamie Lee Curtis, and Monster Squad with director Fred Dekker.
To see the complete and amazing schedule of events, visit the Beyond Fest website.
A trailer has gone online for Hawthorn Productions and TempleHeart Films’ horror-comedy Devil’s Tower, starring Clerks funnyman Jason Mewes and British stunner Roxanne Pallett (pictured above). The film finds Mewes and Pallett trapped in a highrise apartment fending of ghosts and the undead.
Pallett made her movie debut in 2010’s Lake Placid 3, a second sequel in the killer crocodile franchise launched in 1999. Pallet will next be seen in Wrong Turn 6 with starlets Sadie Kats (House of Bad) and Aqueela Zoll (Killjoy Goes to Hell).
Margot Robbie, the beautiful and very nude star of Martin Scorsese’s awesome Wolf of Wall Street, is set to star in Rupert Sanders’ (Snow White) adaptation of Masamune Shirow’s manga Ghost in a Shell for DreamWorks.
Robbie is slated to play the character based on Major Motoko Kusanagi, a cyborg super agent fighting cyber terrorist who hack half-human, half-android beings so to into doing crime.
Prior to her breakthrough role as Leonardo DiCaprio’s wife in Wolf of Wall Street, Robbie starred in Richard Curtis’ time-traveling rom-com About Time, on NBC’s short-lived drama “Pan Am” and in the Australian horror film I.C.U.
Posted above is our first look at Ashley Greene (Twilight Saga) as a ZILF (Zombie I’d Like to Fuck…duh) in fright legend Joe Dante’s new horror comedy Burying the Ex. Greene plays Evelyn, a manipulative and possessive woman who returns from the dead to claim her boyfriend (Anton Yelchin) from the living.
Burying the Ex co-stars the gorgeous Alexandra Daddario (”True Detective”) as Olivia, the beautiful woman Evelyn’s boyfriend hooks up with after her tragic demise in a freak auto accident. The film is scripted by Alan Trezza and is based on his short of the same name.
Greene is coming off Dark Castle’s not-so-super-natural flop The Apparition. She will next be seen playing a hot satanist in the Weinstein Company’s Kristy. Greene is best known for her role as Edward’s adopted little sister, Alice Cullen, in Summit Entertainment’s Twilight Saga.