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FIRST TRAILER FOR "ASTRO", FILMED IN ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO

Sci-fi thriller Astro, featuring Gary Daniels (The Expendables), Dominique Swain (Boone: The Bounty Hunter) and Marshal Hilton (Primal Rage), bows at Cannes in May before hitting home entertainment platforms in July.

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Directed by Asif Akbar and written by Akbar and Bernard Selling, Astro tells of a billionaire's private space exploration program returning to Earth with an abducted extraterrestrial from a newly discovered alien planet with an inexplicable DNA sequence.

“We are excited to create and introduce a new modern day science-fiction franchise to the world”, says Akbar.

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Brian Steele Medina of Gemini Syndrome composed the music and sound fx for Astro's trailer, which also features an unreleased track "We Are the Fallen" written by the alternative metal band. The film’s original score is composed by Erick Schroeder.

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As if all this isn't enough Asif Akbar and Bernard Selling are currently finishing the Astro book series based on the movie, it’ll be released on Amazon in July. Astro receives a DVD release domestically in the U.S. and North America through eOne and ITN Distribution this July. So good and ghouls do make sure to check this one out as you can see in the trailer you will be in for something unique here.

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Netflix has a new series on the way that you might like!

Begining this May (2018), Netflix has a post-apocalyptic series, called The Rain, coming out. The Rain is a Danish original series and marks Netflix's first Danish production. Now, I have to admit, I've not heard anything about The Rain, until now. I happen to trip over the news about the show, which is why I'm sharing it with you. Here's what I could dig up on it so far. 

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The Rain is an eight-episode series that's rated TV-MA. The series was co-created by Jannik Tai Mosholt, Esben Toft, and Christian Potalivo. Some of the cast members are Alba August, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, Lars Simonsen, Iben Hjejle, Johannes Kuhnke, Angela Bundalovic, Sonny Lindberg, Jessica Dinnage and Lukas Løkken. 

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Here's the synopsis: “The Rain picks up six years after a brutal virus carried by rain wiped out almost all humans in Scandinavia, and follows two Danish siblings as they emerge from the safety of their bunker to find all remnants of civilization gone and very few survivors. Set free from their collective past and societal rules, the group set out on a danger-filled quest through abandoned Scandinavia, searching for any sign of life. However, the task is complicated when tensions in the group start to rise as the rain pours in."

With the whole virus in the rain, post-apocalyptic dangers, it kind of sounds like it'll be a survival story like The Walking Dead, minus the zombies. You have some survivors, they do a bunch of walking to find... a new... home? Life? Saftey? All apply I guess. Either way, my attention span tends to fail me with shows like this, but who knows, it could be cool. If you're curious then don't forget to hit Netflix May 4th and check out The Rain. 
 

Rob Zombie's got a new project in the works!

In case you might have missed the news, Rob Zombie has a new horror project in the works and... it's a sequel! If you were a fan of House of a 1000 Corpses (2003) and the follow-up film, The Devil's Rejects (2005), then you might be pretty stoked about this one. Zombie's new project is called 3 From Hell and it's a direct sequel to The Devil's Rejects.

So far, we know that 3 From Hell will be written and directed by Rob Zombie. That it'll star Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, Sheri Moon Zombie and Austin Stoker. They've already started shooting the movie and as of right now, there's no release date for it. 

How'd fans even find out about Zombies new movie? Well, he dropped a picture on Instagram showing a director's chair with the name of the movie on the back. 

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Unfortunately, there's not a whole lot of information floating around about 3 From Hell, but as it comes out, we'll let you know! 

As a fan of The Devil Rejects, I'm not sure if I'm on board with a sequel considering how the movie ended... So, is 3 From Hell going a supernatural route or are we rewinding time to do a prequel?  Either way could be a bit weird so you can see why I'm on the fence about this. However, once a synopsis comes out I might be changing my mind. Out of curiosity, what are your thoughts about the sequel? 

Romero has another zombie film in the works.

It was a sad day for the horror community after the news came out about George A. Romero passing away. Over the years, Romero had given so much to the horror genre, but he was best known for creating the living dead series. One dreadful day the zombie apocalypse started and horror fans all around the world have been fighting off zombies ever since. The dead series consists of Night of the Living Dead (1968),  Dawn of the Dead (1979), Day of the Dead (1985), Land of the Dead (2005), Diary of the Dead (2007) and Survival of the Dead (2009). Now, Romero had written a movie called Road of the Dead before his passing. It was going to be another installment to the dead series, but at the time he was looking for the financing to get it going. I don't know if fans will ever see Road of the Dead or if it'll end up on a shelf somewhere lost in the world, but there is still some zombie-filled hope for all the Romero fans!  Word has that there is another Romero film currently in the works.

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The new Romero film called Rise of the Living Dead is a prequel story to Night of the Living Dead. Now, here's the catch, the new Romero film was written by... George's son, Cameron Romero. Apparently, back in 2014, Cameron had an Indiegogo campaign running for his film, then titled Origins. After Cameron reached his goal of $300,000, he gave a status update on Facebook, which is when we learned the film title had been changed to Rise of the Living Dead. Here's what Cameron had to say, “Many of you know that I have been working to tell a story for many years… My dad read the script and called it “genius”.  Many have approached me about making this film and I’ve said no to many because even though I’m not a “precious” artist, this one is special…this one is mine…this one…is my love letter to my dad.”  When Cameron was asked about the premise of the film he said. “This one is the prelude to ‘Night,’ the film that created the pop culture phenomenon that has inspired thousands of filmmakers from backyard auteurs to $180M features to the single longest running and most successful show in the history of television.”

Other than that, nothing else has come out about Rise of the Living Dead, except that Cameron has mentioned that Shane Hurlbut and Robert Kurtzman as having an interest in directing the film. Cameron said that the door is open for either or both of them to join on as the directors. 

So, there you have it! The popular Romero franchise has another film in the works and who better to pen an undead tale than the son of the man that originally filled our world with zombies.

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The winners of the American Horrors Film Festival are...

The very first annual American Horrors Film Festival was an out & out horror blow out with a packed opening night party at Thumbs Up Saloon. There were amazing films and a very enthusiastic crowd of Midwestern horror fans who practically took over the Geneva Theaters in historic downtown Lake Geneva. The American Horror Film Festival took place Friday, October 27th & Saturday, October 28th and the winners of the film festival are in!

The winners of the American Horrors Film Festival was The Child Remains (by Michael Melski) as the Best Feature Film of the 2017 festival. What Metal Girls Are Into (by Laurel Vail) won Best Short Film of 2017. Hitchhiker, by infamous godfathers of death metal WARBEAST, won Best Music Video of 2017!

For anyone that wanted to go to the film festival, but couldn't make it, you're in luck. On January 1st, 2018 tune your television to the American Horrors Roku Channel to watch the American Horrors Film Festival TV Special hosted by Hart D. Fisher & Deadgar Winter (Wisconsin's #1 Horror Host) with all of the festival panels, interviews with directors & stars, fan shout outs & killer horror films from the festival all airing ONLY on American Horrors.

If you wanna keep up with all the stuff American Horrors is doing, then here's a few links for ya. 
American Horrors facebook ( www.facebook.com/americanhorrors )
Twitter: @americanhorroru

Don't forget Roku users, if you use the code AMHOR you can add the American Horrors channel to your Roku channel line up. Or you can watch the original American Horrors channel at Filmon.com or www.americanhorrors.com. Either way, American Horrors is free to watch.

Re-Animator: Evolution in development...

Attention Re-Animator fans, we've got some good news... maybe? It looks like a new Re-Animator movie is in the works, but it's not tied to the original film. Now, for those that don't remember, Re-Animator was a horror/comedy that was loosely based on the H.P. Lovecraft novella  Herbert West-Reanimator. The Re-Animator franchise has three movies under it, Re-Animator (1985), Bride of Re-Animator (1990) and Beyond Re-Animator (2003). One of the many cool things I dug about the franchise was that Jeffrey Combs starred in all three movies. 

Now, on to the new Re-Animator movie. First off, it's called Re-Animator: Evolution, it's being produced by Isle Empire Films, Serge Levin is directing and co-writing the story with Johnathon Schaech. It's supposed to honor Lovecraft's original vision and will share more characters from the short story. According to Levin, this version is going to be “much darker, more thought-provoking, and definitely more grounded in science than the first adaptation.” 

As far as the cast goes, all we know so far is Johnathon Schaech is going to play Herbert West (originally played by Jeffrey Combs) and that Brad Dourif (Chucky) and Lin Shaye (Insidious) have joined the project. 

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The synopsis for Re-Animator: Evolution is: Pursued by the police, an ambitious neuroscientist uses a neutrino impulse to bring his dead wife back to life, unintentionally unlocking within her dormant powers that threaten the existence of everyone he knows.

Looking around I found a release date of February 15th, 2018, but things change in the movie biz pretty quick so I guess we'll have to wait and see. 

Tremors and more Tremors...

Anyone remember the old Tremors (1990) movie starring Kevin Bacon? Well, guess what? It looks like Tremors is coming back to the small screen and they're trying their hand at another television series. Now, for those that didn't know, Tremors had a tv series back in 2003 called Tremors: The Series that was aired on the Sci-Fi channel and ran for one season with thirteen episodes. Tremors: The Series took place after Tremors 3: Back to Perfection and starred Michael Gross.

This time, the Tremors tv show will take place after the 1990 movie, will star Kevin Bacon and ignore all of the sequels. Here's the premise for the Sy-Fy channel's rebooted series, "Val McKee (Kevin Bacon) never left Perfection and has sort of become a town joke due to not being able to get over the one time he got to be a hero. It seems Graboids haven’t attacked in 25 years, and Perfection has moved on. For now anyway." 

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Here's the sad news, by ignoring the sequels the fans will be loosing out on one of the staples of the Tremors franchise and that is... Michael Gross. Yep, Gross has already confirmed that he will not be apart of the new Tremors series. Now, stay with me! I know you're slowing balling up your fist to shake it at the heavens while screaming about the Gross injustice of the world, BUT it looks like Gross is still up for some Graboid hunting and we'll be seeing it really soon. Yep, Tremors 6 is coming straight to video May 30th, 2018 and here's what we know about it so far. 

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The sequel finds Burt Gummer and his son Travis at a remote research station, where they must go up against Graboids that have been converted into living weapons. It's directed by Don Michael Paul and written by John Whelpley. 

Sadly, that's not a lot of information, but fans will still be able to get their Gross on. ...I'm so sorry, that sounded way better in my head. Anyways, between the new Sy-Fy channel's run starring Kevin Bacon and a new Michael Gross Tremors movie, we should be fully stocked up on Graboid hijinks for a few.