Sam Raimi‘s Darkman to get a Blu-ray release thanks to Scream Factory this upcoming February 18, 2014. The Darkman Blu-ray will feature interviews with Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Larry Drake and Sam Raimi. I grew up watching Darkman and really liked it, I think it is time to watch this classic again.
Jerome Sable‘s Stage Fright (2014), which is a horror musical, has been officially picked up by Magnet Releasing. Look out for a limited theatrical release on May 9, 2014. The horror film will also be released on VOD and iTunes on April 3, 2014. This is before it’s world premiere that is scheduled for March 7 - 16 at SXSW 2014. Stage Fright is a horror musical about a music theater camp that is “terrorized by a blood-thirsty killer who hates musical theater.” Stage Fright stars Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Brandon Uranowitz, Kent Nolan, Melanie Leishman, Minnie Driver and Meat Loaf.
South by Southwest 2014 (SXSW 2014) starts March 7, 2014 until March 16, 2014 in Austin, Texas. Featured films will include many horror movies and short films. Some of the big highlights are the US premiere of Oculus (Mike Flanagan), the world premiere of Exists (Eduardo Sanchez) and Late Phases (Adrian Garcia Bogliano). Full details on the horror movies to be featured listed below.
Big horror directors like Joe Dante, Xavier Gens and Timo Vuorensola have collaborated on a new horror anthology movie names Fear Paris. Unlike most other horror anthologies, Fear Paris short movies/stories are all connected to each other. Fear Paris will go into production this summer/fall and casting has already started. I like how the opening sequence the colored lights set a nice tone. Next i like how the mimes are taking out the other guys with make believe weapons that actually turn into cool weapons. The feel and tone of the the movie looks very stylized. I get the feel of movies like 300 and Sin City in the way the scenes are shot and the special effects that were added.
CW’s Supernatural is just gold with every episode. The latest Supernatural Episode S09E13 - The Purge looks crazy funny. The episode looks to be packed with hilarious moments and we even get to see Dean (Jensen Ackles) in a hairnet while Sam (Jared Padalecki) tries hard to keep a straight face. Watch the preview video and clip below.
Added to the free Xbox live game roster for February 2014 is zombie horror game Dead Island. Download the full game and enjoy the thrill of running from massive zombie hordes absolutely free until February 15, 2014. You do have to be a Xbox Gold member in order to download the game. Also available for download this month will be Toy Soldiers starting February 15, 2014. Have fun killing zombies this month.
Blue Underground will be releasing Hell of the Living Dead (1980) and Rats - Night of Terror (1984) on a combo pack Blu-ray disc. We have some time with a later this 2014 year release date, more details as they are released. The Blu-ray cover art looks great and stylized. Hell of the Dead is directed by Bruno Mattei (The Other Hell) and is an Italian classic horror movie. Rats - Night of Terror is another horror film directed by Bruno Mattei. Both horror movies are extremely gory and gut wrenching films. I remember the first time I saw Rats - Night of Terror, I remember thinking that the film was horrible but it did scare me with a natural real horror sensation. I grew up in New York and those rats in the subways are not to be played with, FYI, there is no longer this problem in the subways and most claims are exaggerated now. More information on each horror movie added below.
Scream Factory’s 2014 “Summer of Fear” is fast approaching and now they are adding The Final Fear to the horror movie releases. The Final Fear will be released this upcoming July 2014. There is currently no details on the special features but expect to hear more as the release date nears closer.