News Round-up Week Ending 22 January 2016

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

Kane Hodder Dons The Hockey Mask Again (sort of) For Friday the 13th Game

Kane Hodder, the man that many consider to be the quintessential Jason Voorhees, has stepped back into the Friday The 13th universe once again this week where he has been working to motion capture some of that signature Voorhees stride for the in production Kickstarter driven Friday The 13th video game. As you can see in some of the photos below, Hodder has also been taking on several stuntmen while capturing some kill action.

OK, so he’s not actually got the hockey mask on, but the idea of Hodder back (even in a mocap suit) working as the unstoppable Crystal Lake killer should still be enough to bring whoops of joy to fans of the classic slasher films.

You can find out all you need to know about the Friday The 13th game by visiting the official site and you can see more behind the scenes photos by visiting the games official Facebook page.

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Nine Worlds Geekfest Changes Venues, Announce Programme Dates

Formerly at Heathrow starting in 2013, Nine Worlds Geekfest has relocated to the Novotel London West in central Hammersmith for their 2016 programme. With room for 3,000 attendees, the festival will run from August 12- 14 August, 2016. There will be a full expo running alongside Nine Worlds, including space for 60 vendors and bars. The hotel is in one of London’s major leisure and commercial centres, easily reachable by public and private transport. As well as the venue’s bars, cafes, and restaurants, there is a main hall for big events, as well as an exhibition hall. The groundbreaking Nine Worlds Geekfest brings together comics, gaming, literature and film, Queer Fandom, Steampunk, Geek Feminism and Bronies. Attendees can also expect Food Geekery, Whedon, Podcasting, Future Tech, Race and Culture, Anime, Apocalypse, History, Religion, Star Trek, Supernatural and Tolkien attractions throughout.

The 2016 programme promised to be both inclusive and interactive, offering diverse programming and guests from all over the world, for audiences of all ages and interests.

Click HERE for more information and to order tickets.

Green Room First UK Teaser Trailer and UK Teaser Poster Revealed

The latest effort from internationally acclaimed filmmaker Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin), Green Room is a nerve-wracking thrill-ride injected with a thick dose of dark humour, featuring great ensemble performances from Patrick Stewart, Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Joe Cole, Macon Blair and Callum Turner.

Here’s the official synopsis: When down-on-their-luck punk rockers The Ain’t Rights agree to a last-minute gig in a backwards Oregon roadhouse, the gig soon takes a sinister turn as the band members stumble upon a grisly murder scene and find themselves targeted by a ruthless club owner and his associates, determined to eliminate all witnesses. Fun Fact: Writer and Broken River Books publisher J. David Osbourne was one of the extras for this film.

You can see the teaser trailer right HERE.


Among The Living hits DVD in March

The second season of the prequel to AMC’s hit show, The Walking Dead, is set to return Sunday, April 10 at 9pm. The network will split the 15-episode season into two parts, with the last eight episodes airing sometimes later in the year. Variety reported that the network revealed the premiere date at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California. The show carries on events that take place prior to the events of The Walking Dead, before anyone actually understood what was happening.

BN-MB551_devils_DV_20160112144951A Head Full of Ghosts Author Reveals Next Book and Release Date

A Head Full of Ghosts author, Paul Tremblay, recently announced the title and release date for his forthcoming novel, Disappearance at Devil’s Rock. The book releases June 21st, 2016 and is available for preorder in hardback and eBook. Elizabeth Sanderson just received the dreaded news; her son Tommy is lost in the woods near the local park. The state and local police have all but given up on the search. Two of Tommy’s friends hold the key to his last whereabouts, apparently at a teen hangout in the woods called Devil’s Rock. Strange shadows and apparitions begin to appear around town. Pages from Tommy’s journal begin to appear as well—a journal of a shy teenager obsessed with the occult, his father’s death years earlier, evil folktales, and Tommy believed all of it was connected before he vanished.

Click HERE to pre-order.

Click HERE to read an excerpt from the novel.

The Green Inferno Releases in Select Cinemas February 12

The Green Inferno

From Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel, Knock Knock) comes his latest vision of extreme horror, The Green Inferno. Heavily inspired by the cult classic Cannibal Holocaust, Roth’s vision updates the story to follow a group of activists trying to protect an Amazon rainforest. When their plane crashes in the jungle, the students are captured by the very people they were trying to save and discover the natives are blood-thirsty cannibals. Staring Lorenza Izzo (Knock Knock, The Stranger), Daryl Sabara (Spy Kids, John Carter), Richard Burgi (Hostel: Part II, Friday The 13th), and Sky Ferreira. Experience the full shock and gore with the director’s cut on DVD & Blu-ray and special late night screenings across select Picturehouse Cinemas.

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