Fresh from the Slab: Movie News August 10, 2012

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Take a peak at the latest Horror Movie News here at the Slab!

The World’s End

Rosamund Pike (The Wrath of the Titans, Doom) will be joining Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright in Wright’s final addition to his “Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy”. While her full role has not been released, Pike will be a welcome addition to the lovable cast.

The World’s End will be the final installment of a trilogy that includes Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.

Here is the synopsis of the film:

20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub – The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.

 

The Amityville Horror – A New Project?

While Dimension and Miramax continue to pursue a “found footage” take on The Amityville Horror, Evergreen Media Group has announced that they are going to tell another version of America’s ghost story. See the press release below:

Tony DeRosa-Grund, Executive Chairman of Evergreen Media Group announced today the company has acquired the found footage of famous March 6, 1976 séance conducted by WNEW TV news in the Amityville house in addition to their previously acquired life rights of former WNEW-TV reporters Laura DiDio and Marvin Scott to complete the rights package for their true Amityville prequel.

With exclusive new disclosures from the Catholic Church, Evergreen’s Amityville prequel will connect the demonic evil in the Amityville Horror house to the murders of the DeFeo family in the same house two years earlier.

“While the actual story itself is being kept under tight wraps, this will be first time ever that the true prequel to the Amityville Horror will be told” said DeRosa-Grund, Evergreen Media Group.

“Marvin and I are thrilled to be working with Tony and Evergreen,” said Laura DiDio. “I lived through this horrific ordeal and I am the only person who has the ability tell the true Amityville prequel story in its entirety. Even after all these years, after what I personally experienced, there is nothing anyone could ever do or say to get me to go back in that house!”

DiDio, then a nineteen year old reporter for the New York City television station in 1976, was miraculously able to locate and befriend the Lutz family (of Amityville Horror fame) when seasoned print and broadcast journalists could not locate the family after they went into hiding immediately following the worldwide news sensation generated by the Lutz’s initial press conference announcing the supernatural phenomenon that was tormenting the family. George Lutz not only gave DiDio the exclusive news story to the horrors that the Lutz family endured in the house, he also gave DiDio the keys and sole access to the Amityville house. Scott, a seven time Emmy award winning reporter, was the on-camera talent for the famed séance, while DiDio put together and produced the piece, mounted by the station in an attempt to ascertain the origin of the source of the evil in the home.

The Amityville Horror is arguably the world’s most recognized haunted house story. The two true stories in the series, the 1979 original (American International Pictures) and the 2005 reboot (Dimension) have grossed over $400,000,000 worldwide. The 1979 original is one of the most profitable independent films of all time. (news release from www.shocktillyoudrop.com)

 

Bait 3D

Bait 3D is a killer shark attack movie that is set to be released in theaters on September 9 and will be released on DVD only 9 days after that. A new Dutch poster has been released and you can see it below!

When a monstrous freak tsunami hits a sleepy beach community, a group of survivors from different walks of life find themselves trapped inside a submerged grocery store. As they try to escape to safety, they soon discover that there is a predator among them more deadly than the threat of drowning—vicious great white sharks lurking in the water, starved hungry for fresh meat.

As the bloodthirsty sharks begin to pick the survivors off one by one, the group realizes that they must work together to find a way out without being eaten alive.

So, what do you think? Any of these look good to you? Let me know!

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