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.
Victor Salva‘s (Jeepers Creepers 3: Cathedral) Dark House will be hitting Blu-ray this upcoming March 11, 2014. The Blu-ray will feature Behind-the-Scenes footage but that is all. Dark House stars Tobin Bell, Leslie Down, Luke Kleintank and Anthony Rey Perez. No additional word yet on the Jeepers Creepers 3: Cathedral release date yet but it can not be long now with his latest horror movie released.
Joseph O’Brien’s Devil’s Mile was recently picked up by Phase 4 Films and now has a new poster created by Justin Erickson. Devil’s Mile is a Lovecraftian supernatural horror so I definitely have to see this horror film. Devil’s Mile stars Maria Del Mar, Casey Hudecki, David Hayter and Samantha Wan. The new horror film is scheduled for a summer release date not yet defined.