Here’s a selection of some of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week…
Secret Cinema Presents Showcases 28 Days Later Event
The film that reinvented the zombie genre for today’s audiences, 28 Days Later, is coming to Secret Cinema Presents in a limited run in April, 2016. Danny Doyle’s cult horror masterpiece stars Cillian Murphy as Jim, who awakes from a coma only to find out a deadly virus has wiped out most of the population and the world is now overrun by hordes of the “infected”. This is Secret Cinema’s first foray into horror, and is a nationwide launch, as another secret city will join London to host this interactive experience. Fabien Riggall, Founder and Creative Director of Secret Cinema had this to say about the event:
“Secret Cinema is excited to step into the world of horror with Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later, a true British horror classic – we look forward to creating a suitably frightening and exhilarating experience. Secret Cinema’s expansion over the last nine years has been remarkable – we’ve now created experiences in New York and Berlin, as well as the many in London. But this will be a turning point for us as we embark upon our very first UK nationwide production.”
Garnering support from director Danny Boyle, screenwriter Alex Garland, and producer Andrew Macdonald, this is one presentation movie audiences will not want to miss. The film runs from 14 April to 29 April, 2016.
Tickets are on sale now via the Secret Cinema website at http://www.secretcinema.org/tickets
Also check out the events Rage Questionnaire at http://secretcinema.org/rage
Nunkie Theatre Company Schedules New Live Readings
Known for showcasing actor Robert Lloyd Parry as English author M.R. James, the Nunkie Theatre Company is planning two rehearsed readings for April 2016. First is the reading of The Aleph by Jorge Luis Borges, happening Sunday April 24, 8pm at The Cambridge Brewhouse, King St, Cambridge. The next production will be on Friday April 29, at 8pm at The Devereux, Temple Tube, this time featuring The Horror of the Heights by Arthur Conan Doyle. Both shows feature the pay-what-you-like at the end format. Space is limited, so it’s best to book a reservation in advance.
Click HERE for all the details.
Capcom Begins Production for Resident Evil 2 Remake
Following in the footsteps of their remarkable 2002 remake of the original Resident Evil game, Capcom is in preparation for remaking the very popular sequel, Resident Evil 2. Producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, who worked on both versions of the Resident Evil remake, is well aware of the pressure for this remake to remain true to the original, and to maintain the spirit of the first game. Using player feedback from the latest release, Resident Evil 6, Capcom is said to be paying close attention to input from the fans of the game. With no release date set at this time, it is unknown if Capcom plans to stick with some of the games older features such as the static camera angles and the original control schemes, or if it will adopt what was used in Resident Evil 4. This Is Horror will provide more up to date information as it becomes available.
Chiral Mad 3 Featuring Stephen King, Jack Ketchum, and more Announced by Dark Regions Press
Dark Regions Press is proud to announce Chiral Mad 3, the critically-acclaimed series of psychological horror stories. This third act in the series is the first to have a story by Stephen King. Illustrated throughout by Glenn Chadbourne and edited by Bram Stoker Award nominated Michael Bailey, this edition contains over twenty stories by Stephen King, Jack Ketchum, Ramsey Campbell, Gary A. Braunbeck, Mort Castle, Josh Malerman, Scott Edelman, Richard Thomas, Richard Chizmar and Gene O’Neill, and also twenty intertwined poems by Elizabeth Massie, Marge Simon, Bruce Boston, Erik T. Johnson, Stephanie M. Wytovich. Featuring an introduction by Chuck Palahniuk, the volume will be available from DarkRegions.com and Amazon in ebook, trade paperback and deluxe signed hardcover formats.
Read more about Chiral Mad 3 on the Dark Regions Press website.
WGN Announce Third Season of Salem Premiere Set for Halloween Week
Salem is set to return to the WG network with season three, Halloween week 2016. WGN has also confirmed that shock rocker Marilyn Manson will return this season as the barber surgeon Thomas Dinley. The supernatural TV series reimagines Colonial America as the stage for which the Salem witches plan to create their own ‘New World’ by conjuring the Devil himself to Earth. Of course, it’s best not to trust the Devil, who has his own plan to enslave and kill the people of the New World, and only one person can beat the Devil at his own game, his mother, Mary Sibley. There’s just one problem. Mary’s dead.
Starring Janet Montgomery (Human Target, Made in Jersey), Shane West (Nikita, ER), Seth Gabel (Arrow, Fringe), Tamzin Merchant (Jane Eyre), Joe Doyle (Raw), and Oliver Bell (The Saint), the series is created and written by Brannon Braga and Adam Simon, and produced by Fox 21 Television Studios.
John Carpenter Teases Lost Themes II with Video ‘Distant Dream’
Iconic director John Carpenter’s second standalone musical outing, Lost Themes II, releases 15 April. Carpenter recently announced his full schedule of tour dates so listeners can catch his show live when it comes close to their town.
John Carpenter Lost Themes II Tour Dates:
27 Greece, Athens – Piraeus Academy
28 Greece, Athens – Piraeus Academy
30 Denmark, Copenhagen – Koncerthuset – Koncertsalen
02 Spain, Barcelona – Primavera Sound
14 US, Seattle – Paramount
15 US, Portland – Arlene Schnitzer
17 US, Oakland – Fox Theatre
18 US, Los Angeles – Orpheum
19 US, Phoenix – Mesa Center for the Arts
21 US, Denver – Gothic Theatre
23 US, Austin – Moody Theatre @ ACL LIVE
24 US, Dallas – Majestic Theater
03 Iceland, Ásbrú ATP – Iceland
06 Switzerland, Neuchâtel – International Film Festival
08 US, New York – PlayStation Theatre
09 US, Philadelphia – Keswick Theatre
10 US, Pittsburgh – Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
12 US, Washington DC – Lincoln Theatre
15 US, Detroit – The Masonic Temple
16 US, Chicago – Thalia Hall
18 US, Milwaukee – Pabst Theatre
26 Italy, Turin – Today’s Festival
28 Italy, Rome – Auditorium Parco Della Musica / Santa Cecilia Hall
28 UK, Manchester – Albert Hall
29 UK, Manchester – Albert Hall
31 UK, London – Troxy
Carpenter also released an audio/visual teaser for the new album with a pro-shot performance video of the opening track of the album, ‘Distant Dream’.
Lost Themes II is available for pre-order on iTunes.
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