News Round-up Week Ending 2 September 2016

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

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

Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer Restored And Re-released

John McNaughton’s classic and disturbing film about real life serial killer Henry Lee Lucas is, incredibly, thirty years old this year and getting a long awaited 4K restoration by Dark Sky Films for a selected theatrical re-release in October.

Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer launched the career of celebrated actor Michael Rooker, who will appear with McNaughton at a red carpet premiere of this new restoration on 14 October at the Chicago International Film Festival.

No news yet on a Blu-ray release but chances are one won’t be too far behind.

Casefile: ARKHAM Launches Second Kickstarter

Casefile Arkham

01Publishing’s Lovecraft Noir graphic novel Casefile: ARKHAM met with great praise and acclaim when it was released at the end of last year. Described by critics as a perfect blending of the hardboiled detective fiction of Raymond Chandler and the eldritch horror of H.P. Lovecraft, the graphic novel plunged reader into the darkest corners of Arkham, New England, and the world of detective Hank Flynn.

When an old friend shows up at Flynn’s office waving a gun and rambling about “the Abyss of the Shoggoths,” the detective is pulled into a case of love, revenge, and an elite family’s generational feud—one which just so happen to have interbred with the spawn of a Sumerian God.

Entitled CASEFILE: Arkham: Her Blood Runs Cold, this second graphic novel is intended to run approximately 120 pages, plus additional content, and can be backed here.

Retro Horror Graphic Novel Slashermania Reaches Half Way Mark

SlashermaniaFreaktown Comics’ Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming Slashermania graphic novel has reached the half way point in both days to go and fund raised. The premise takes ten masked slashers and pits them against each other at a remote holiday camp with prizes awarded for the best kills.

If slasher films, masked maniacs and out of the way summer camps are your thing, and let’s face it the fact that you’re reading this now means that there’s a good chance that they are, then this may be worth a look. Check out the trailer for the campaign below and then head over to the Kickstarter here.

Westworld TV Series Releases Full Trailer Westworld TV

The upcoming Westworld series, based on Michael Crichton’s original novel and the 1973 film of the same name starring Yul Brynner, has relased its first full trailer, and it’s looking like it could be a dark, mysterious and deadly place to visit.

Described as ‘a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin, exploring a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged’, Westworld boasts a star studded cast including Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, and Thandie Newton, and premieres on HBO in the US on Sunday 2 October. Check out the trailer below.


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