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News Round-up Week Ending 4 November 2016

zsm_web_banners-pre-02Here’s a selection of some of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week…

Haynes aims to take out zombies with new survival app

With The Walking Dead returning to our screens and Halloween – the day of the dead – having passed just days ago, Haynes has launched a new zombie app to help fans of the genre ensure they have the right survival skills, should these two events have seen the zombie apocalypse become reality.

Based on the best-selling Haynes Zombie Survival Manual by Sean T Page, the Zombie Survival App is available to download for free from the iOS App Store. It takes the manual’s hugely popular content and reformats it into the concept of persona types with corresponding survival techniques and the function to unlock other detailed crucial information. Importantly, it also educates the user in how to spot a zombie and signs to look out for.

Andrew Golby, Global Digital Director at Haynes Publishing, commented: “This new app is an exciting venture for Haynes, and the result of a collaboration between Haynes and author Sean T Page. It also brings a new twist on our very rich heritage and reputation as the brand everyone trusts for practical information, ensuring that people are equipped with the essential low-down on how to survive the walking dead.”


Full Moon To Celebrate Their Catalogue With A Collector’s Edition Art Book

art-fmf-book-fbFull Moon Features, Charles Band’s company behind cinematic classics like Gingerdead Man and the Puppet Master series, is unveiling “Full Moon Features: The Art Collection” at this year’s American Film Market convention, a glossy, 80 page book that showcases Full Moon’s library of over 250 horror features in high-end style.

The 80 page, 8×12 book will feature numerous images per page from every title in the catalog with a small 150-character logline under each film, ensuring the focus is on the beautiful art.

While the book will initially only be available at AFM, it will hit bookshops later this year.


Donnie Darko Returns To Cinemas To Celebrate 15th Anniversary

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Arrow Films has announced that it will release the all-time indie cult classic Donnie Darko (2001) into UK cinemas to celebrate its 15th Anniversary with a 4K Restoration. The original theatrical version will have an exclusive run at the BFI from the 16 December followed by a nationwide release from 23 December 2016. The Director’s Cut, which has been newly remastered, will also be available for screenings. The release also coincides with the 25th Anniversary of film distributor Arrow Films.


Suspiria Gets A 4K Restoration For Its 40th Anniversary

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Dario Argento’s classic giallo film Suspiria has been given the 4K restoration treatment by by the German TLEFilms and will be released by Videa and QMI, who will be running their restoration in Italian theaters from 30 January to 1 February 2017, the film’s original release date.

No news yet on screenings in other countries but hopefully these will follow in due course.


RICHARD COSGROVE

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