Lucio Fulci‘s The Beyond (1981) will get a Blu-ray release thanks to Grindhouse Releasing. The Blu-ray will contain 3 discs for The Beyond. Look for this release on February 10, 2015. Highlights from the special features include the original unrated/uncensored director’s cut, tons of interviews and commentary by the stars. Starring in The Beyond are Catriona MacColl, David Warbeck, Cinzia Monreale and Veronica Lazar.
Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig (The Spierig Brothers) new movie Predestination (2014) has a new movie poster revealed today. The new film hits the US this January 9, 2015. Ethan Hawke is is the focus of the poster and although I have heard good things about the movie, we cannot dismiss the last few movies Hawke has chosen to act in, seems he made a better choice this time. Also cast in Predestination are Sarah Snook and Noah Taylor.
Nothing says real horror like serial killer movies, there is just so much real fear that they can generate. Enjoy our top 10 horror movies list featuring the ten best serial killers in films. These gems are listed in the order that came to mind thus the movies that really stand out and I have fond memories watching. Feel free to add suggestions to the movie list in the comments below. I also included many worthy mentions that are not personal favorites but all considered good serial killer movies. We took extra time to not include movies that are too similar so we get a well rounded movie list.
Charles Manson is an American serial killer and musician born on November 12, 1934. Charles Manson is currently 80 years old and is serving life in prison at Corcoran State Prison because the Supreme Court of California stopped the death penalty law in 1972. Manson applied for parole and was denied on April 12, 2012 because he did not show any remorse for the 108 violations he received since 1971. He was born in the General Hospital, in Cincinnati, Ohio to parents Kathleen Maddox and Colonel Walker Scott. He was a singer and songwriter in the Los Angeles music industry whose songs were released commercially after being convicted of murders. A few of his songs were covered by Marilyn Manson, White Zombie and Guns N’ Roses. Manson had two wives and three kids that were proven by paternity but he claims to have other children. He was convicted of notoriously murdering seven people (master-minding the murders even though he made the mistake of the house occupants, right house wrong people) including pregnant actress Sharon Tate, wife of Roman Polanski. Manson is eligible for parole in 2027 because he would have spent more than half of his life in prison at that point.
I saw From Hell (2001) starring Johnny Depp and have to admit that I liked it and watched it a few times since. FX has greenlit a new TV series based on the graphic novel written by Alan Moore. FX’s From Hell TV series will feature a screenplay written by David Arata (Children of Men). The movie did not follow the source material too closely and it has not been confirmed how closely the TV series will either. I am excited to see what happens because Jack the Ripper was such an interesting character and quite the mystery for years, until the mystery of Jack the Ripper was solved recently.
Sean Bean (Silent Hill, Silent Hill: Revelation, The Lord of the Rings) is a favorite actor of mine and he will be starring in ITV‘s The Frankenstein Chronicles mini-series. The new UK TV series will be a six-part mini-series for ITV Encore, the UK subscription channel. Sean Bean will play Inspector John Marlott with Rainmark Films to produce. Filming is expected to start this January 2015.
Scream Factory will release Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995) on Blu-ray this January 6, 2015. Bonus features will include audio commentary with director Bill Condon, 25 minute interview with Tony Todd and 12 minute interview with Veronica Cartwright. The art is basically a better version of the original movie poster. How many of you were/are Candyman fans and how many of you will buy this Blu-ray?
Timothy Woodward Jr. and John Michael Elfers’ Gnome Alone (2014), originally titled Legend (2014), will release on DVD and VOD this January 20, 2015. The cover art for the DVD looks like an old-style painting featuring The Gnome with red pupil eyes and long red chin hair. Starring in Gnome Alone are Verne Troyer as The Gnome with Kerry Knuppe, Marlon Young, Matt Cinquanta and Bill Oberst Jr.