Genre specialist Devilworks is gearing up to debut their new horror title ‘HOSTAGE’ pre-EFM.
From writers Laura Ashley Polisena and Eddie Augustin (also director), the film follows young cheerleader Ashley, who was adopted by her parent’s killers. Years later, during a home robbery, her crazed family reveal what they are really capable of and Ashley must decide who’s side she is on.
Starring Nicole Hendersen, Mike Cannz, Daryl Marks and Tina Trineer, the film was produced by ‘Anxious Eddy Inc’ – producers on the project includeTony Manolikakis, Katiuscia Pierre and Laura Ashley Polisena and Giuseppe Monticciolo, who also executive produced.
Devilworks will start selling the film at the EFM (March 1st-5th).
Stan today released the brand new full trailer for the highly anticipated second season of gritty crime drama series City On A Hill. Starring Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee Kevin Bacon and Screen Actors Guildaward winner Aldis Hodge, the brand new season will premiere 29 March, same day as the U.S., only on Stan.
Season two centres on a federal housing project in the Roxbury neighbourhood of Boston that is plagued with drug violence and a rightful distrust in local law enforcement. As coalition leader Grace Campbell (Pernell Walker) works tirelessly on behalf of the community, her efforts are undermined by gang activity happening right under her nose. Enter irreverent FBI agent Jackie Rohr (Bacon), who is here to exploit Boston’s defective criminal justice system in a desperate attempt to salvage his own career. Unfortunately for Jackie, assistant district attorney Decourcy Ward (Hodge) is onto his adversary’s latest misstep. In time, the personal antagonism between these two escalates to an all-out war between the offices of the U.S. Attorney and the Suffolk DA. No one is safe from the collateral damage.
Season two also stars Lauren E. Banks, Mark O’Brien, Amanda Clayton, Matthew Del Negro and Jill Hennessy with guest stars Pernell Walker, Lucia Ryan, Kameron Kierce, Shannon Wallace, John Doman, and Michael O’Keefe.
City On A Hill is executive produced by multiple Emmy winner Tom Fontana (Homicide: Life on the Street), who also serves as showrunner. In addition, City On A Hill is executive produced by Jennifer Todd, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Jorge Zamacona Barry Levinson, Chuck MacLean and Michael Cuesta. Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge and Michele Giordano serve as co-executive producers.
City On A Hill Season 2 will premiere 29 March, only on Stan – same day as the U.S.
The organisers of Trip The Switch Music Festival regret to advise that due to ongoing Queensland Health Covid-19 restrictions, they have no option but to postpone the Trip the Switch Music Festival planned for Saturday February 27 to a new date that is still to be confirmed.
Ticketholders are encouraged to hold onto tickets, and are advised to direct any questions to their place of ticket purchase.
Behind the scenes, everyone is working to confirm a new date as soon as possible.
The organisers sincerely thank everyone for their understanding as they continue to work with the Queensland Government Health Guidelines to produce a Covid Safe Event.
Anthony Scott Burns’ new sci-fi thriller, Come True, will be released on Digital March 17 in Australia and New Zealand by Lightbulb Film Distribution.
Come True, which celebrated its World Premiere at Fantasia, stars Julia Sarah Stone (Honey Bee, Weirdos) and Landon Liboiron (Truth or Dare).
The film was produced by Vincenzo Natali (Splice, In The Tall Grass) and the score was composed by Canadian synth-pop duo Electric Youth and Burns (under the moniker Pilotpriest).
Plagued by nightmares, a troubled teenager signs up to a sleep disorder study. Hoping that will finally stop her sinister dreams, she unknowingly becomes the channel to a horrifying new discovery. Commenting on the release down under, Peter Thompson, Sales & Acquisitions Director at Lightbulb Film Distribution, said: “We are thrilled to be bringing this ground-breaking feature to Australia and New Zealand audiences. Come True was the most talked about film at Fantasia last year and Anthony Scott Burns is truly a visionary director. This film doesn’t just require repeat viewings – it demands it.”
Come True will be released in on Digital March 17 in Australia and New Zealand by Lightbulb Film Distribution. Available on iTunes, Google Play and Sony Playstation.
The poster and trailer for the brand new Australian film June Again has just landed.
In the heartfelt comedy JUNE AGAIN, a twist of fate gives family matriarch June (Noni Hazlehurst) a reprieve from a debilitating illness. Much to their amazement, June re-enters the lives of her adult children, Ginny (Claudia Karvan) and Devon (Stephen Curry), and learns that ‘things haven’t gone according to plan’. With limited time but plenty of pluck, she sets about trying to put everything, and everyone, back on track. When her meddling backfires, June sets out on a romantic journey of her own and discovers she needs help from the very people she was trying to rescue.
Incendium and Heavy Metal Entertainment announce the launch of Maledictus Athenaeum, a CRADLE OF FILTH comic book anthology series, under all-new music focused OPUS imprint.
In the ruined halls of the Maledictus Athenaeum lie occult histories, sealed records, and cursed artifacts – this unholy archive explores the far corners of CRADLE OF FILTH’s musical legacy, a vast universe of Ageless Vampires, Mythical Creatures and Vengeful Gods. The Countess, The Huntress, Lilith, The Manticore, and many more, will be revisited in stories from an all-star roster of comics talent from the pages of Heavy Metal Magazine and beyond.
Maledictus Athenaeum begins as a 5-issue series. The first print edition of each issue will be released as a prestige format limited edition collectible comic book, featuring cardstock covers, specialty foil treatments, glossy pages, and individual numbering. Each first printing will be limited to 2500 copies at $16.66, and available to order from https://incendium.online/collections/cradle. The first issue is available to order now and ships May 2021.
’CRADLE OF FILTH’s collaboration with Incendium for the forthcoming comic series and action figures provides an incredible opportunity for fans to indulge and explore the mythologies and murk at the heart of the band’s lyrical compositions,” says Dani Filth.
“As an avid collector of Horror figures for decades now – citing the enclosing walls and shelves of my home crammed with toys and memorabilia as an example – I was only too eager to embrace this emphatic union with a company that is as excited about bringing our brand of lascivious Gothic darkness to glorious undeath as we are.”
Incendium CEO Llexi Leon adds, “Dani has created such a rich mythology across Cradle Of Filth’s discography and we’re thrilled to explore those dark fantasy worlds with our Maledictus Athenaeum anthology, an ever growing gothic library that’s sure enthral readers with an irresistible blend of horror, romance, mystery, and mayhem – featuring incredible visuals to inspire all manner of toys and collectibles across our lines.”
The cursed tales of Maledictus Athenaeum will extend beyond the printed page into toys and collectibles. Dani Filth and the iconic Succubus of CRADLE OF FILTH’s 2001 album ‘Bitter Suites to Succubi’ make up Wave 1 of the CRADLE OF FILTH action figure range, also available to pre-order for $29.95 each from https://incendium.online/collections/cradle, Shipping June 2021.
Filth adds, “To begin with are figures of ‘yours ghoulie’ Dani Filth resplendent in my onstage battle outfit; accompanied to war by the cruel, domineering Succubus from the Bitter Suites To Succubialbum cover art, who is explored further in the first of many comic book adaptations to be unleashed in Maledictus Athenaeum. Both figures come delivered with classic action figure aplomb, whilst the comic book art is both visceral and evocative and is totally stunning.
Naturally we cannot wait for fans and collectors alike to get their claws on these unique, exquisite treasures and given the depth of CRADLE OF FILTH’s extensive discography and with a wealth of dark occultisms to draw upon – having tackled the morbid and sordid tales of Elizabeth Bathory, Gilles de Rais, Lucifer and Lilith as full-blown concept albums already- our collaboration with Incendium promises to be a marriage forged in Hell that prospers for aeons…”
RIALTO DISTRIBUTION has put horror front and centre in Australian cinemas with 2021’s WRONG TURN, the seventh film in the WRONG TURN franchise. The film has become a box office hit, earning over $600,000 since opening on February 4th (including sneak previews), firmly placing it as the 2nd highest earner per screen of any film in wide release at the moment.
The film is doing a lot of the heavy lifting at two of the biggest cinema chains in the country. At Hoyts, it’s accounting for 43% of all of the chain’s box office and at Event Cinemas it’s grabbed 25% of their total box office income. Part of the film’s success is the $40,000 haul at just three of the countries Drive-Ins.
Rialto Distribution’s Kevin Gordon said of the performance “it’s fantastic to see audiences flocking to cinemas to see WRONG TURN, for what is truly an incredible cinema experience. We are hoping to see box office break the $1M box office mark in week two, and if audiences continue to respond as they already have, the film may go on to earn significantly more in the coming weeks.”
WRONG TURN is an intense, action-packed horror-thriller, marking a fresh take on the classic “backwoods” horror staple. Twenty-something Jen (Charlotte Vega) and five of her close friends are hiking in the Appalachians in West Virginia, Jen’s boyfriend Darius (Adain Bradley) suggests they head off-trail to visit a Civil War fort. The group stumble upon a community of settlers called the “Foundation” who have been living off the mountain since the mid 1800s when they cut themselves off from the rest of the United States. Led by the imposing John Venable (Bill Sage), the Foundation will do anything to protect their existence from outside influence. Suddenly under siege, Jen and her friends seem headed to the point of no return- unless Jen’s father (Golden Globe nominee Matthew Modine) can reach them in time.
The film sees the team behind the WRONG TURN franchise, producer Robert Kulzer and writer Alan B. McElroy return to the series with director Mike P. Nelson helming his second feature, following THE DOMESTICS in 2018.