Fresh from the Slab: Horror Movie News August 24, 2012


After a week hiatus, Fresh from the Slab returns! Take a look at the latest horror movie news!

The Possession

In preparation for the August 31 release of The Possession, Lionsgate has released a 3 minute video concerning the “Dibbuk”, a malevolent spirit that has found no rest and takes over another person’s body. The Dibbuk is a Hebraic phenomenon. Take a look at the video here:



IFC Films has picked up distribution right for Maniac for its IFC Midnight label. The film, starring Elijah Wood, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. It is rumored that the majority of the kills scenes are in the POV of the killer, which adds a little special something new to a slasher film.

Written and produced by Alexandre Aja and Grégory Levasseur, the film stars Elijah Wood, Nora Arnezeder,
America Olivo, Morgane Slemp, Sal Landi, Dan Hunter, Steffinnie Phrommany, and Joshua De La Garza

Just when the streets seemed safe, a serial killer with a fetish for scalps is back and on the hunt. Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition. As their friendship develops and Frank’s obsession escalates, it becomes clear that she has unleashed a long-repressed compulsion to stalk and kill.

This film synopsis is from


The first trailer has been posted for Brian DePalma’s Passion, a thriller that stars Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, Karoline Herfurth and Paul Anderson. The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.

Here is the synopsis from

The offices of a prominent multinational corporation is the setting for this story of a power struggle between two contemporary women. Isabelle has unlimited admiration for her direct superior, Christine, a woman well-schooled in the ways of power. Christine enjoys holding sway over Isabelle, leads her one step at a time and ever more deeply into a game of seduction and manipulation, of dominance and servitude. The game is played for keeps, and there is no turning back.

Here is the trailer:


The Day

Brought to us by WWE Studios and Anchor Bay Films, The Day stars a pretty impressive cast of Dominic Monaghan, Ashley Bell, Shawn Ashmore and Shannyn Sossamon. While this isn’t exactly horror, it does look like an amazing scifi thriller that is being released in theaters on August 29th.

Here is the synopsis of the film from Arrow in the Head:

 A group of five survivors, armed with shotguns, axes and machetes, wander the back roads of a ravaged landscape looking for refuge in The Day, a terrifying look into a post-apocalyptic future. As war ravages humanity, destroying civilization and most of life on earth, the survivors realize they must do whatever it takes to stay alive. Lost, starving, and exhausted, they seek shelter in a seemingly safe abandoned farmhouse. However, while searching for food and resources, they unwittingly set off a trap signaling to their ruthless predators lying in wait to begin their deadly attack. With food and ammunition dwindling, the group must make a desperate final stand—over a 24 hour period—battling for their ultimate survival.


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