Here’s a selection of some of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week…
Capcom Celebrates 20 Years of Resident Evil
On March 22, 1996, Capcom released the first Resident Evil game to critical acclaim. With game sales topping 66 million copies, spawning numerous sequels and prequels, as well as a popular Hollywood film franchise, the series is one of the most successful media experiences ever. In celebrating the 20th anniversary of the series, Capcom plans to release a series of developer interviews with commentary from some of the vital team members that made Resident Evil into the series it is today. They will explore how the survival horror genre began, and how it continues to impact gamers and filmgoers across the world.
More on this as we get it, so keep checking in with This Is Horror as Capcom has many more surprises coming throughout their yearlong celebration.
Exposed DVD/Blu-Ray Release for April 15
Signature Entertainment is set to release the Keanu Reeves supernatural thriller Exposed on DVD and Blu-ray this coming April 15, 2016. Here’s the official synopsis: New York City Detective Scotty Galban (Keanu Reeves: John Wick, The Matrix Trilogy) investigates the brutal murder of his partner.
Among the limited evidence, he finds a photograph of young teacher Isabel De LaCruz (Ana de Armas: Knock Knock, Arms and the Dudes) who he believes may also be a witness. As Galban gets closer to solving the case and finding the killer’s motives, Isabel experiences strange, paranormal visions which may hold secrets of their own. The film also staring Academy Award® Winner Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite, Mimic), Hip Hop Legend Big Daddy Kane and was produced by Keanu Reeves and Cassian Elwes (Dallas Buyers Club, Wild Card, Lawless).
Dark Regions Press Releases Career-spanning Gene O’Neill Cal Wild Chronicles
Covering horror, science fiction, and dark fantasy, Gene O’Neill’s Cal Wild Chronicles has been entertaining readers for over 30 years and now, Dark Regions Press has collected his award winning magnum opus within four volumes. Illustrated throughout by Orion Zangura, the collection starts off with the newly expanded Bram Stoker nominated novella, The Confessions of St. Zach, and leads on to The Burden of Indigo. O’Neill’s work has appeared in Cemetery Dance Magazine, Twilight Zone Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and many more.
The collection is available in ebook, trade paperback and deluxe hardcover formats. For more information, please visit the Dark Regions website HERE.
Eli Roth Presents Cabin Fever Remake Set for UK Theaters May 13
Director Travis Zariwny’s remake of Eli Roth’s Cabin Fever is set to hit UK theaters on Friday the 13th in May. The premise is simple: A group of friends on a camping trip are terrorized by a flesh eating virus. Starring Gage Golightly (The Troop, Exeter), Matthew Daddario (Breathe In, Delivery Man), Samuel Davis (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Machete Kills), Nadine Crocker (Deadgirl), and Dustin Ingram (Paranormal Activity 3), the film is a shot by shot remake of Roth’s original, gory film, updated for the modern audience.
Neil Marshall’s Dark Signal Hits DVD May 30 (UK)
The director of Dog Soldiers and The Descent, Neil Marshall, is the executive producer of Dark Signal, coming to DVD May 30. The story is part ghost story and part slasher with a twisted ending no one will see coming. The official synopsis is simple: “The spirit of a murdered girl returns with a message. Now a stranded woman must team up with the staff of a local radio station to solve the mystery of her death.” Directed by Edward Evers-Swindell (Infestation) based on a script he co-wrote with Antony Jones, the film stars Siwan Morris (The Machine, Wolfblood), Gareth David-Lloyd (Torchwood), Joanna Ignaczewska, Duncan Pow (24: Live Another Day), Eleanor Gecks, Cinzia Monreale and James Cosmo (Braveheart, Trainspotting).
Head over to Vimeo to see the official trailer.