Todd McFarlane Hopes for VENOM/SPAWN Crossover One Day

Todd McFarlane isn’t just the creative mastermind who
invented Spawn, he’s also the co-creator of Venom. Considering the
former is in pre-production while the later was a smashing success (despite
being a PG-13 affair that only received mixed reviews), it seems only natural
that McFarlane dreams of a crossover in the not too distant future.

“No matter who distributes Spawn, the first thing you will see in every trailer will be ‘From the co-creator of Venom’. So, my question to Sony is why would you let one of your competitors use that line, given that it was your effort that made Venom work? I think it’s worth asking, then, what if they both work?”

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Article: Todd McFarlane Wants His SPAWN Reboot to Make Little Kids
Cry

This is but one of the details discussed in Looper’s latest update on the status of Spawn, which you can watch at the top of the article. Spawn is currently laboring through pre-production over at Blumhouse; McFarlane seems to be irked by the film’s slow progression, as we recently reported. Read all about it in the link below.

Related Article: Todd McFarlane Seems Frustrated by Industry Resistance to SPAWN Reboot

Spawn doesn’t have an exact release date, but its IMDB page still
claims the project hopes to hit silver screens sometime in 2019—although I’m
beginning to have doubts, personally. Time will tell. Spawn will star Jeremy
Renner and Jamie Foxx. We’ll keep you posted as details emerge. Stay tuned!

For the
uninitiated, Here’s a bit about Spawn’s pre-antihero existence, via Fandom:

Albert “Al” Francis Simmons was born in Detroit, Michigan as the second of three brothers (Marc, Al, and Richard) to Esther and Bernard Simmons. Simmons was a very gifted officer of the United States Marine Corps, where he attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He later joined the United States Secret Service, which led to his transfer to the Central Intelligence Agency. In the CIA, Simmons was recruited by Director Jason Wynn into a special top-secret covert ops division known as the U.S. Security Group, an elite task force with jurisdiction in all domestic and foreign situations.

Would you be down
for a Venom/Spawn crossover movie? Are you
looking forward to seeing Spawn reborn? Let us know in
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EVIL DEAD 2 makes its UK 4K UHD debut March

Cult classic EVIL DEAD 2 – directed by Sam Raimi – has been newly restored and will release for the first time on 4K Ultra HD!

After the shocking and notorious cult classic THE EVIL DEAD impaled its way into the minds of a whole generation, visionary maverick director Sam Raimi decided to elaborate on its twisted scenario. Featuring B-movie legend Bruce Campbell in his most iconic role,

The Original ‘Pet Sematary’ Comes to 4K Ultra HD in March!

Mary Lambert, director of the 1989 adaptation of Pet Sematary, had noted late last year that she was working with Paramount to restore the film, so we assumed that a 4K Ultra HD release was coming in time for the new adaptation in April. And indeed Diabolik now lists Pet Sematary on 4K Ultra HD for pre-order in their shop, releasing March 26!

Amazon, at this time, is only listing a new Pet Sematary 30th Anniversary Blu-ray for release on that day, but we can only assume the 4K version will be added very soon.

Diabolik doesn’t yet list the special features for the 4K Ultra HD release, but Zoom‘s listing for the UK’s version of the release does seem to suggest what we’ll be getting in the US…

Disc 1 – 4K ultra HD + special features:

  • Fear and remembrance
  • A look back at this classic with the cast and crew of 2019’s Pet Sematary
  • Revisitation – new interview with Mary Lambert
  • Director Mary Lambert shares memories of the movie
  • 3 new behind the scenes image galleries
  • Never before seen storyboards
  • Commentary by director Mary Lambert

Disc 2 – Blu-ray + new and original special features:

  • Stephen King Territory. The characters. Filming the Horror

We expect official confirmation on all of this in the coming days.

Fangoria Noms Halloween as Best Wide Release Movie – Cast Your Ballot Now!

With Fangoria having returned to glorious circulation, so too have the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards, the magazine’s annual celebration of excellence within the field of horror cinema. And for the 2019 awards, Fango has nominated filmmaker David Gordon Green’s 2018 smash-hit

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REDWOOD and THE TALL MAN lead Horror Channel’s February line-up

February on Horror Channel sees the UK TV premieres of films by two highly talented directors: Tom Paton brings a fresh spin to creature-in-the-woods mythology with REDWOOD, a nerve-shredding chiller that will make you think twice about going camping, and THE TALL MAN, Pascal Laugier’s follow-up to his classic Martyrs is another sensational thriller of astonishing depth.

There are also

New Poster for Horror/Black Comedy HARPOON Will Give You That Sinking Feeling

It’s been just over a week since we shared the first trailer
for Rob Grant’s horror/black comedy Harpoon, which I described as “excruciatingly
tense” (you can see it for yourself at the bottom of the article). Today, we’re
pleased to share the new poster for the film created by celebrated artist
Christopher Shy—and it’s sure to give you a sinking feeling!

About the poster:
The
daunting deep-sea poster is designed by celebrated sci-fi and fantasy artist
Christopher Shy, sometimes credited under the pen name Ronin. Shy’s illustrations
have been used to promote video games, graphic novels, add campaigns and more,
and most recently includes the poster for Panos Cosmatos’ Mandy. For more
info on Shy please visit www.artofronin.com.

Synopsis:
Rivalries, dark secrets, and sexual tension emerge when three best friends find themselves stranded on a yacht in the middle of the ocean under suspicious circumstances. With his perfect family and perfect upbringing, Richard appears to have it all. So when he thinks that his long-term girlfriend, Sasha, and best-friend, Jonah, are having an affair, it sends him into a fit of rage that leaves Jonah a bloody mess. Once Jonah and Sasha convince Richard the allegations are false, Richard tries to buy back their trust by taking them out for a day-trip on his family’s yacht. Tension boils-over once out to sea, and, to make matters worse, the yacht’s engine fails. Stranded without food and supplies, the trio must set aside their differences in order to survive. One part post-modern Edgar Allan Poe adaptation, one part Knife in the Water with the cast of Seinfeld, Harpoon is a wickedly humorous and bloody deconstruction of friendship and love.

Harpoon stars Munro
Chambers (Turbo Kid), Emily Tyra (Code Black), and Christopher Gray (The
Mist
). Look for it to premiere at the International Film Festival
Rotterdam tomorrow.

What do you think of the new poster for Harpoon? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

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Kuntilanak – Indonesia, 2018

Kuntilanak is a 2018 Indonesian supernatural horror feature film directed by Rizal Mantovani (Tembang Lingsir; JailanGkung; Wewe; et al) from a screenplay by Alim Sudio (Rasuk; Taring). It is a reworking of Mantovani’s 2006 film of the same name, except the protagonists are now children. The movie stars Sandrinna Michelle, Aurélie Moeremans and Fero Walandouw.

Plot:

Five youngsters agree to explore an abandoned house in order to win a reality show contest, which requires them to prove that the stories of the evil Kuntilanak are real. They soon discover that the ghost is very real when it appears from an antique mirror and starts haunting them…

Reviews:

“Despite a few minor areas that aren’t as detrimental as they could be and plenty of far more enjoyable work elsewhere throughout here, this emerges as a wholly thrilling and enjoyable effort.” Don’s World of Horror and Exploitation

“The performances are fine but the yearning for something new, or to be surprised, is overcome by the knowledge that you just want this movie to end. At one point one of the young children puts her hands on the static television for no significant reason at all but to add to Rizal Mantovani‘s checklist for creepy elements to add to the movie.” Ready Steady Cut!

“It would’ve been impressive if it had pulled off the whole ‘The Grudge with an 80’s Speilberg vibe’ motif it had going on, but it showed so little restraint that it worked better as a parody than a horror movie.” Terror Spective

Release: 

Kuntilanak is currently available for streaming via Netflix in certain territories.

Image credits: Don’s World of Horror and Exploitation

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Darkness Visible (2019) – Trailer – Trailer Video

xt2j7fWd4mU.jpgTrailer: Darkness Visible (2019)London-raised Ronnie returns to his home in India to discover his mother Suleka has died in mysterious circumstances. As he uncovers a series of similar past murders, Ronnie’s own inner-darkness come to light.

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Darkness Visible – Movie Release Dates / Trailer / Details / Poster – Upcoming Thriller Movie

7dc0f-darkness-visible-2019-poster.jpgSynopsis: London-raised Ronnie returns to his home in India to discover his mother Suleka has died in mysterious circumstances. As he uncovers a series of similar past murders, Ronnie’s own inner-darkness come to light.Tagline: Evil Will Always Find You

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“Channel Zero” Creator Nick Antosca Just Launched a New Production Banner So Expect More Quality Horror

One of the biggest bummers of 2019 so far was Syfy’s cancellation of “Channel Zero, a brilliant anthology series that got the ax last week after four seasons. The Creepypasta-inspired series was created by Nick Antosca, who previously wrote three episodes of NBC’s “Hannibal” and more recently penned the Guillermo del Toro-produced Antlers.

“Channel Zero” may be no more (at least for now…), but THR reports today that Antosca has launched his very own production banner, titled Eat the Cat. The site notes, “The shingle will focus on television and film projects. The creative mandate is to make elevated genre material and high-end dramas and thrillers.”

THR adds, “The name of the company was chosen to reflect an appetite to break from formula and to tell challenging stories in unconventional ways.”