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News Round-up Week Ending 12 May 2017

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …

BellainthewychelmIndependent film Bella in the Wych Elm explores true folk horror tale

From director Thomas Lee Rutter and Carnie Films, comes Bella in the Wych Elm, a folk horror film focussing on an unsolved murder case from the UK midlands in the 1940s. The film comes in an original scripted cut and a silent version and has a running time of thirty-six minutes. Critics have so far spoken highly of the film and it is now being prepared to go out on the festival circuit, having secured a US distribution deal. More information can be found on the film’s Facebook page, here.


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New Hellboy film has director on board and possible new star performer

The wheels are fully in motion for the new Hellboy movie, with director Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones, The Descenton board. Rumours also abound that David Harbour (Stranger Things) is in talks to take on the lead role. The original creator of the comic, Mike Mignola posted on his Facebook page about the new developments, as well as intimating that the new incarnation of the cult film franchise will be more graphic in nature.


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New trailer for It Comes at Night reveals nightmarish tension

The hotly anticipated movie, It Comes at Night edges closer as a new trailer reveals the highly strung tension of the film. The story tells of a family, living in their isolated home in relative harmony until a second young family arrive, seeking refuge. As the story unfolds, human characteristics of mistrust and suspicion boil over and, even though it features supernatural elements, it is these human emotions which make the film seem so compelling.


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Suspiria remake to feature score by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, revealse director Luca Guadgnino

Director Luca Guadgnino (The LandlordsAntonia) has revealed that Radiohead’s Thom Yorke is onboard to write the score for the remake of Dario Argento’s seminal Suspiria. The Italian described Yorke’s work as ‘beyond the contemporary’ and said it was ‘a dream come true’ to be able to have his work included in the film.


KEV HARRISON


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