ITV Encore‘s The Frankenstein Chronicles Season 1 already has Sean Bean in the cast. New to the cast are Anna Maxwell Martin, Charlie Creed-Miles, Ed Stoppard, Elliot Cowan, Hugh O’Conor, Joe Tucker, Kate Dickie, Lalor Roddy, Patrick Fitzsymons, Richie Campbell, Robbie Gee, Ryan Sampson, Samuel West, Shaun Mason, Steve Wilson, Steven Berkoff, Stuart Graham, Tom Ward and Vanessa Kirby. That is a huge announcement for ITV Encore’s first original drama since it was launched in 2014. Shooting for The Frankenstein Chronicles starts this upcoming January 26, 2015 in Northern Ireland.
Guillermo Amoedo‘s The Stranger (2015) is produced by Eli Roth and Nicolas Lopez. IFC Midnight has just acquired the distribution rights to the new film. There is no official release date yet but that should be released soon. Starring in The Stranger are Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy and Aaron Burns.
M. Night Shyamalan‘s The Visit (2015) received a PG-13 rating. The Visit received this rating because of “disturbing thematic material including terror, violence, and some nudity and for brief language.” The Visit releases in movie theaters this upcoming September 11, 2015. Starring in The Visit are Kathryn Hahn, Ed Oxenbould, Erica Lynne Marszalek, Peter McRobbie, Olivia DeJonge, Deanna Dunagan, Benjamin Kanes, Jon Douglas Rainey, Brian Gildea, Shawn Gonzalez, Richard Barlow, Steve Annan and Michael Mariano.
The Greasy Strangler is coming together from a huge collaboration including Elijah Wood‘s SpectreVision, Drafthouse Films, Rook Films and Timpson Films to produce The Greasy Strangler. This will be the directorial debut of British Jim Hosking. All I have to say is “if Elijah Wood is in, so am I.” The new horror film takes place in Los Angeles with Ronnie and son Brayden. Father and son soon fall victim to the allure of a sexy woman and they both begin competing for her attention. Mysteriously, this is also the start of a killing spree for a slimy serial killer strangling the innocent later to be known as “The Greasy Strangler.”
Scream Factory will release their Blu-ray for Rupert Wainwright‘s Stigmata (1999) this upcoming May 12, 2015. Although not a terrifically great horror movie, I did enjoy Stigmata. The extras (bonus features) have not been released yet but Scream Factory usually tries to add as much as they can. Starring in Stigmata are Patricia Arquette, Gabriel Byrne and Jonathan Pryce. Enjoy the Stigmata Blu-ray cover art below.
Fox has recently ordered a pilot for a new supernatural drama based on loosely Mary Shelley‘s Frankenstein. Fox is still trying to catch-up on what works as multiple other TV networks have several dark TV shows already in their primes. The new Frankenstein series will be written and produced by Rand Ravich and executive produced by Howard Gordon (The X-Files, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel). The story will center on Ray Pritchard who is a morally corrupt retired cop who is brought back from the dead into a much younger and stronger body. Will Pritchard fall back into old temptations or choose better moral path? Frankenstein is going to be a Sci-Fi drama and from the sound of this early news, very boring and dull.
The folks over at Horror Decor have all kinds of horror items for horror fans. Horror Decor has just added Horror Buddies (horror icon pillows) featuring Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, zombie baby from Dead Alive, Farmer Vincent from Motel Hell and clown. All of these pillows look great and capture the spirit nicely. The pillows come in two sizes; big size is 21” tall while the smaller versions are 13” tall. The pillows are handmade and require 3-4 weeks for shipping, enjoy!
Marc Fehse‘s new horror comedy Sky Sharks (2017) seems like a slightly different take on Syfy’s Sharknado movies. I read the synopsis and even though Sharknado was not my “thing”, I feel like I could really like Sky Sharks. Sad we have to wait till September 1, 2017 to watch the film but by that time the new film should be very polished. Cast in Sky Sharks include Cary Tagawa, Robert LaSardo, Nick Principe, Lar Park-Lincoln, Lynn Lowry and Micaela Schafer.