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Ben Wheatley’s ‘A Field in England’ Confirmed As Horror

a field in england Ben Wheatleys A Field in England Confirmed As Horror

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Picturehouse Entertainment, Film4 and 4DVD have struck a three-film UK distribution deal comprising Ben Wheatley’s anticipated Film4.0 English civil war horror A Field in England, reports Screen Daily. What’s nice about the announcement is that is confirms that the film, from the director of Kill List and Sightseers, is actually horror.

Wheatley’s psychedelic English civil war film, about a group of deserters who fall prey to terrifying energies trapped inside a field, is co-written with regular collaborator Amy Jump, and stars Michael Smiley, Reece Shearsmith and Julian Barratt. Producers are Claire Jones and Andy Starke of Rook Films, with Anna Higgs as executive producer for Film4.

The film follows a small group of deserters fleeing from a raging battle through an overgrown field. As they are captured by O’Neil, an alchemist, they are forced to aid him in his search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field.

Crossing a vast mushroom circle, which provides their first meal, the group quickly descend into a chaos of arguments, fighting and paranoia, and, as it becomes clear that the treasure might be something other than gold, they slowly become victim to the terrifying energies trapped inside the field.

Insidious Chapter 2 gets a release date change

While James Wan’s upcoming sequel to INSIDIOUS is still filming we’ve got a small bit of news to share regarding its release. Originally it was planned for an August 30th release but now has been moved ever so slightly to September 20th. It’s not a huge move like we saw CARRIE get when it was pushed a discouraging 7 months away from its original date.

Many of the original cast members have returned, including Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey, and Ty Simpkins. The gorgeous Jocelin Donahue (THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL) has joined the project and is playing a young version of Lorraine Lambert.

Nothing here to worry about, just looks like a case of placing the film in a better competeing slot as it looks like the only other movies it will have to go against that week will be Hugh Jackman’s PRISONERS and Chris Hemsworth’s RUSH.

Jocelin Donahue

via Insidious Chapter 2 gets a release date change – Horror Movie News | Arrow in the Head.

See the Opening Scene to the Last Exorcism Part II Here!

Over the past few weeks we’ve been inundated with a ton of marketing for the Ed Gass-Donnelly directed THE LAST EXORCISM PART II, seeing everything from trailers, photos, clips, and jazzy new posters hitting the web to get us pumped up for the Eli Roth-produced sequel. The film finally hits theaters today but before you head out to your local multiplex to check it out, CBS Films has given us one more sneak peek at the flick in the form of the opening sequence, which you can check out below. Continue reading See the Opening Scene to the Last Exorcism Part II Here!

LORDI: Video Footage Of Paris Press Conference

Mr. Lordi and Mana of Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI took part in a press conference on February 13 at Hard Rock Café in Paris, France. Video footage of the question-and-answer session can be seen below (courtesy of RockNLive.org).

LORDI will release its new album, “To Beast Or Not To Beast”, on March 1 in Europe (excluding Finland) via AFM Records. The CD will be made available in North America on March 19 through The End Records. The album’s first single, “The Riff”, was issued on February 9. You can see the official lyric video for the song below.

“To Beast Or Not To Beast” was recorded last fall at WireWorld Studio in Nashville, Tennessee with renowned producer Michael Wagener (METALLICA, OZZY OSBOURNE, SKID ROW, DOKKEN, RAVEN, MEGADETH). The CD marks the recording debut of LORDI‘s new members, keyboardist Hella (replacing Awa) and drummer Mana (replacing Otus).

“The road to this album has truly been paved by hardships,” LORDI leader Mr. Lordi says. “However, the new lineup of the band has given us new and fresh touch and an energetic edge to the recording process, and to the album itself.”

He added: “The album cover painting is actually a part of a larger picture. The original artwork had this vintage-styled lady holding a horned skull, which, however, was not the main point of the art piece. There was something not quite right with the setting, so I made experiments with various versions and framings. Album title was ‘Upgradead’ at that point in time, and the painting was done with that title in mind. But now, with a changed concept of the artwork, the title did not seem to fit anymore. We did not consider it an A-class name either. Our guitarist Amen came up with the final title, which we felt suitable and perfect both for the cover artwork and the album.”

“To Beast Or Not To Beast” track listing:

01. We’re Not Bad For The Kids (We’re Worse)
02. I Luv Ugly
03. The Riff
04. Something Wicked This Way Comes
05. I’m The Best
06. Horrifiction
07. Happy New Fear
08. Schizo Doll
09. Candy For The Cannibal
10. Sincerely With Love
11. SCG6: Otus’ Butcher Clinic

LORDI previously worked with Wagener on 2010’s “Babez For Breakfast”, which sold around 1,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 43 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

Press conference:

“The Riff” lyric video:

Movie Review: The Awakening

Movie Review: The Awakening

Director: Nick Murphy

By: TJ Fowler

I recently saw some blurbs around the internet for the British movie called The Awakening and after reading its description I thought it sounded interesting and so I decided I would give it a view and see what was being woke up.

So what did I find with The Awakening?  I found what seemed like a ghost story, wrapped in a psychological analysis story of the main character ,which was also wrapped in a multi-layered story that seemed at times would sink the movie with its effort to be too intellectual.  Amazingly, the film is not sunk by all the twists and turns that it presents to the viewer and I even found that one story angle the movie presented later in the film was really interesting and didn’t see it coming in any form. Continue reading Movie Review: The Awakening