Piper Perabo (Carriers, “Covert Affairs”) is the first female lead cast in director David Hackl’s (Saw 5) upcoming killer grizzly thriller Red Machine. The pretty Texas-born stunner will star opposite Billy Bob Thorton (Sling Blade), James Marsden (Straw Dogs) and Thomas Jane (Punisher).
Written by Rick Cleveland (”Six Feet Under”) and J.R. Reher, Red Machine follows two estranged brothers (Marsden, Jane) and their girlfriends as they attempt to escape from the bloodthirsty grizzly stalking them throughout the Alaskan wilderness.
According to Deadline, Perabo will play a deaf photographer engaged to Jane’s character, whom she met while working the Iraq War. Production on the film begins this month in Vancouver.
The passengers on board Grudge director Takashi Shimizu’s new in-flight frightener 7500 have had enough of mother-fucking ghosts on their mother-fucking plane. Unfortunately for them, Samual Jackson is no where to be found.
Australian writer/director Tom Conyers makes his feature film debut with The Caretaker, an intelligent you-watch-my-back-and-I-won’t-stake-yours vampire thriller starring Aussie stage actress Anna Kate Burgess (”Time Warp: A Rocky Horror Tribute Show”).
The film’s synopsis reads:
As a wave of vampirism sweeps the world, Annie and Guy, who have taken a road trip in a last-ditch attempt to save their relationship, find themselves part of a discordant group holed up in a decrepit country mansion.
In an uneasy pact, the group agrees to protect vampire Ford Grainger during daylight hours. In return, he guarantees their safety from marauding vampires at night.
Manipulation, deceit and betrayal within the group threaten the fragile agreement, leading to a terrifying and heart-rending showdown.
The Caretaker costars newcomer Clint Dowdell, Colin MacPherson (Parallels) and Lee Mason (Parallels). No word on a release date yet, but there is a website to stay informed and peep some cool BTS stuff.
Well Go USA Entertainment has set a March 20 home-video release date for director Simeon Halligan’s long-delayed creature-feature Splintered. ”Hollyoaks” alumna Holly Weston toplines the film, which won six awards at the Screamfest Horror Film Festival, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best F/X and Best Makeup.
The film’s synopsis reads:
Troubled teen Sophie (Weston) drags her friends deep into a forest in search of a local legend – a wild beast, half animal and half man, that uses its cunning ability and brutal strength to kill for pleasure. But when the beast leads Sophie and her friend, John, to an abandoned orphanage, the hunters become the hunted.
Splintered costars Stephen Martin Walters (Hannibal Rising), Jonathan Readwin (Dread), Sacha Dhawan (“Outsourced”), Sadie Pickering (”Popatron”), Sol Heras (”Rock Rivals”) and Colin Tierney (Cracker).
In addition to its wins at the Screamfest Horror Film Festival, Splintered also received nominations last year from the Saturn Awards (Best Horror Film) and Spike TV’s Scream Awards (Most Memorable Mutilation).
Work on season two of the erotically-charged Cinemax anthology series “Femme Fatales” is well underway, but that didn’t keep its cast of babes from enjoying a day at Miami beach. Show narrator and host Tanit Phoenix was absent from the excursion, but will be back for the new season.
“Femme Fatales” tells the stories of dangerous women and women in peril pushed to the point of murder. The new season kicks off later this year and will reportedly include guest appearances by Vivica A. Fox (Independence Day), Robert Picardo (”Star Trek: Voyager”), Antonio Sabato, Jr. (Bad Girl Island), Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers) and Jeff Fahey (“LOST”).
After a number of teases, HBO has now released a proper trailer for season two of its acclaimed fantasy series “Game of Thrones.” The one-minute-plus clip features exciting new footage that hints at good and very bad things to come.
“Game of Thrones” season two premieres on April 1st. The show will consist of 10 episodes spanning the length of the book “A Clash of Kings,” the second volume in author George R.R. Martin’s popular book series “A Song of Ice and Fire.”
As German warrior princess Saxa on the Starz series “Spartacus: Vengeance,” Ellen Hollman is free to live as wild as she sees fit. But, in Italian director Enrico Clerico Nasino’s new psychological frightener True Love, indiscretions could get her and her loved ones hurt.
True Love follows twenty-something newlyweds Kate and Jack as they’re abducted, separated, and kept in locked rooms where they’re forced to watch surveillance footage of their lives together and made to answer emotionally explosive questions about their relationship.
Horror fans may recognize Hollman from her role as doomed med-school student Ivy in director David R. Ellis’ (Shark Night 3-D) 2008 slasher Asylum. The 28-year-old stunner can also be seen in the truly frightening Roadhouse 2: Last Call.
Jacob Burris, campaign manager for Arkansas Democratic congressional candidate Ken Aden, was the victim of political terrorism this week when he discovered his family’s cat slain and desecrated with the word “liberal” painted on its carcass.
Authorities don’t have any leads in the case, but “Vampire Diaries” heartthrob Ian Somerhalder has vowed to have the culprits caught and brought to justice (that thud you just heard was the sound of millions of panties hitting the ground).
IF police do not or will not find party/parties responsible,I will start a PRIVATE INVESTIGATION into the matter. I sure many of you agree. One thing though—before I go into Mystic Fallsland. This kitty killed in Arkansas with LIBERAL scribed on it’s fur. THIS IS NOT OAKY (CONT).
let me know what you think… Lets get to the bottom of it. Whom ever it is should be prosecuted to full extent of law.
While I object to animal cruelty and applaud Somerhalder’s efforts to find the cat murderers, I do hope this serves as a wake up call to all pets harboring a political agenda: Keep your pro-choice and health care reform ideas to yourself!
Seriously, this is why I don’t line my parakeet’s cage with newspaper anymore. Keeps them from getting smart and plotting against me and my government (see AnimalsHateUs).
Magnolia Pictures will release writer/director Bobcat Goldthwait’s (World’s Greatest Dad) spree-killer comedy God Bless America on VOD April 6 and in theaters for a limited run on May 11. Joel Murray (”Mad Men”) and 18-year-old up-and-comer Tara Lynne Barr star as an unlikely murderous duo out to off the rude, the spoiled and the clueless.
The film’s synopsis reads:
Loveless, jobless and possibly terminally ill, Frank has had enough of the downward spiral of America.
With nothing left to lose, Frank takes his gun and decides to off the stupidest, cruelest and most repellent members of society with an unusual accomplice: 16-year-old Roxy, who shares his sense of rage and disenfranchisement.
God Bless America costars Melissa Page Hamilton (”Big Love”), Rich McDonald (”Generation Kill”), Guerrin Gardner (Dead Calling), Andrea Harper (The Creeps) and former award-winning child actor David Mendenhall (”General Hospital” “Taxi”).
Fun Fact: I attended junior high with Mendenhall. We pretended to be devil worshippers on occasion and quoted Anton LaVey. It sometimes freaked out the “General Hospital” fans who approached him for autographs. Good guy; good times.
Fun Fact 2: I ran into Goldthwait at an AA meeting many years ago. At least, I think it was him. I was drunk. But I’m pretty sure it was.
Euforia has released the first full-length trailer for Norwegian filmmaker Aleksander Nordaas’ disturbingly sexy mythological creature-feature Thale. The film stars Silje Reinamo (Dunderland) as a deadly woodland nymph known in Norwegian folklore as the Huldra.
Huldras are beautiful, cow-tailed women who lure horny outdoorsmen deep into the woods to never be seen again … well, at least they’re not fat. Thale will play theaters in Norway on Feb. 17. No word on a North American release date.