Danny Trejo is known for starring in Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez films. The legendary actor is center stage of the upcoming documentary Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo directed by Brett Harvey and coming from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. I thought it was cool Danny Trejo shared his film trailer with us on Cinco de Mayo.
“Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! It’s a special day for me every year, but this year even more so because I can share the official trailer for Inmate #1, the documentary telling the story of my life. You’ll be able to watch it around the world this summer!” the actor said via Twitter along with sharing the trailer.
The documentary will be available on digital in the U.S on July 7.
Uncork’d Entertainment is releasing Evil Little Things on May 12, 2020.
Director: Matt Greenberg
Writers: Yasmin Bakhtiari and Nancy Knight
Synopsis: A young boy finds a mystical toymaker with stories to tell. The first is of a leprechaun seeking revenge on a defenseless family. The second is of a doll who works evil on her fragile owner. The toymaker gives the boy a clown named Giggles. Clowns are supposed to be the guardians of happiness, right?
Cast: Hannah Fierman, Courtney Lakin, and Jonathan Horne
We have all heard the story of how the Michael Myers mask came to be. But we didn’t know how the Captain Kirk mask was transformed into The Shape, until now. The video was originally made in 2014, and was supposed to be a part of the Halloween: The Complete Collection Box Set.
Sol Moreno’s Panama horror film Diablo Rojo PTY will be released by The Horror Collective exclusively through Amazon on May 14th.
Director: Sol Moreno
Synopsis: A “Diablo Rojo” bus driver, his helper, a priest, and two policemen fall victim to a mysterious spell and end up lost somewhere in the Chiriqui jungle, where they will have to survive the creatures that inhabit the roads, with the old bus as their only refuge.
Cast: Carlos Carrasco (Speed) and Leo Wiznitzer (Hands of Stone)
Synopsis: On a weekend trip, a group of friends are forced to seek shelter inside an abandoned prison where a nun named Sister Monday had once been assigned. During her time at the prison, Sister Monday was suspected of killing prisoners who were serving out their sentences but before she could be questioned, she disappeared. Once inside the prison, they will learn the terrifying truth.
Cast: Felissa Rose, Damien Maffei, Gunner Willis, Kristi Ray and Jason Vail
A Nun’s Curse will be available to stream on May 12th from Uncork’d Entertainment.
Writer-Director: Rebecca J. Matthews (Pet Graveyard)
Synopsis: Two ghost hunters are called upon a distressed family who claims they are being tormented by an evil spirit known in their local town as “The Candy Witch”. But as the mystery of her curse is uncovered, surprising and sinister turns are discovered around The Candy Witch’s identity. Their hardest case yet, can they solve this evil curse before more people are killed by the demonic spirit?
Cast: Kate Lush, Abi Casson Thompson, Heather Jackson and Richard D. Myers
The Candy Witch comes for you on June 9th. Pick up your copy on DVD and Digital from Uncork’d Entertainment.
Synopis: A kind-hearted teenager, Dylan (Johnson), who crashes into a beautiful young woman (Taylor-Compton) while skateboarding. She turns out to be a world famous popstar, who is on the run from her handlers. While he and his group of friends try to help this mysterious woman, unexplained events begin to occur within the home. When Bebe’s threatening handler, Anton, shows up demanding her return, the teenagers’ refusal makes him unleash a barrage of dire and otherworldly consequences that turns a fun graduation party into a night of living hell.
Cast: Scout Taylor-Compton (The Runaways), Cameron Johnson (Light as a Feather), Rahart Adams (Pacific Rim: Uprising), Liana Ramirez (Power Rangers Beast Morphers), and Tiffany Shepis (12 Monkeys). Directed by Mitchell Altieri (The Night Watchmen) and Lee Cummings
According to Deadline, 1091 has secured the rights to Star Light, a young adult supernatural horror thriller that stars Scout Taylor-Compton (The Runaways), Cameron Johnson (Light as a Feather), Rahart Adams (Pacific Rim: Uprising), Liana Ramirez (Power Rangers Beast Morphers), and Tiffany Shepis (12 Monkeys). Star Light is co-written by Altieri, Jamal M. Jennings, and Adam Weiss. It’s directed by Mitchell Altieri (The Night Watchmen) and Lee Cummings, the film will be available on digital and on-demand August 4.
Star Light involves a kind-hearted teenager, Dylan (Johnson), who crashes into a beautiful young woman (Taylor-Compton) while skateboarding. She turns out to be a world famous popstar, who is on the run from her handlers. While he and his group of friends try to help this mysterious woman, unexplained events begin to occur within the home. When Bebe’s threatening handler, Anton, shows up demanding her return, the teenagers’ refusal makes him unleash a barrage of dire and otherworldly consequences that turns a fun graduation party into a night of living hell.
Zoe Bell has created the “Boss Bitch Fight Challenge” and it’s filled with some of the greatest female heroes of the past decade. It’s all the in your face action that you want while social distancing. The video is edited in such a way the continuity is spot on and entertaining. There are so many great actors in this video. You can check it out below. Enjoy!
Director: Kevin Yagher (as Alan Smithee) | Writer: Peter Atkins | Released: March 8, 1996 | Run Time: 1h 25min
I’m a big fan of Clive Barker and his work. Hellraiser is probably his most popular film. It spawned a number of sequels, including Bloodline, a film that wasn’t well-received upon theatrical release. The film was penned by Peter Atkins who also wrote the screenplays for Hellraiser 2 & 3. It was written as the conclusion to the Hellraiser series. It would have been a fitting in, too, had it not been for films that came after. Bloodline is the last really good Hellraiser film in the series. After this film, the quality of the series fell off, and left viewers disappointed and wanting more.
Peter Atkins wrote one of the best screenplays in Bloodline. The story is unique because it’s an origin story and a satisfying ending to the series. As we all know, great horror slashers can never die. Studios won’t let them, and fans keep wanting more. If you don’t think so, just look at the Friday the 13th and Halloween franchises. I look at Bloodline as the conclusion to the original three films.
Bruce Ramsey stars as three different generations of the Merchant family. The Merchant ancestor created the Lament Configuration puzzle box for a “magician” named Duc de L’Isle (Mickey Cottrell) and his apprentice, Jacques (Adam Scott). Duc de L’Isle sacrifices a French lady (Valentina Vargas), summoning a demon to control and do his bidding. Once the demon, Angelique, arrives, she forms a romantic relationship with Jacques and quickly kills Duc de L’Isle. L’Merchant is in the process of designing the Elysium Configuration to destroy the demons. He tries to steal the puzzle box back but he is discovered. Jacques orders Angelique to kill L’Merchant, but not before Jacques informs the toymaker that he and his bloodline are cursed until the end of time because of the puzzle box he created. Little do they know, L’Merchant’s wife survives and travels to America.
Angelique grows impatient, and she sets her sights on America, seeking the Lament Configuration. Around 200 years later, John Merchant has built the building witnessed at the end of Hellraiser III: Hell On Earth. Jacques denies her permission, upon which Angelique kills him for “trying to stand in Hell’s way”. She eventually finds the puzzle box buried in a pillar in the basement. She seduces a guy into solving the puzzle box and summoning Pinhead, where they try and wreak havoc on the Merchant family. Pinhead tries to open a permanent gateway between Hell and Earth. Angelique decides she doesn’t want to return to Hell, so she gets Merchant to activate the Elysium Configuration and destroy Hell, which would free her. Well, the attempt fails and Pinhead kills Merchant before his wife can solve the box. Pinhead is forced back to Hell, taking Angelique with him. You can’t double cross Pinhead. Fast forward a couple hundred years, the last surviving Merchant confronts Pinhead and Angelique.
I thought the spaceship was cool. At first glance, I didn’t know what was going on with the spaceship’s design. It took me a minute to realize its true purpose. Once I recognized the spaceship for what it was, I thought it was a stroke of genius. There wasn’t much in the way of special effects, though. It’s the same old hooks and chains, ripping the flesh of the weak. I thought the makeup artists did a great job with the cenobites, but we didn’t get to see them nearly enough. We get the Chatterer Beast, half man and half dog, the Siamese Twins that eventually turn into Siamese Triplets, Angelique, and Pinhead. The cenobites didn’t make much of an impression, though.
The writing was great. Peter Atkins did a great job with the script. The acting was solid. Pinhead brought back his famous quotes about pain and suffering. I was fully invested in the history of the Merchant family. The story just felt rushed. It could have easily been fully fleshed out in two films. We only get to see the Merchant family in three different time periods. If the Merchant family is truly cursed, wouldn’t there be more incidents with the Lament Configuration puzzle box? Or am I just overthinking it? Please let me know what you think in the comments below.
Pinhead is back–And he’s out for more blood. The fourth terrifying chapter of the wildly popular Hellraiser series chronicles the struggle of one family who unknowingly created the puzzle box that opened the door of Hell.