Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week…
More Information, Maps and Upgrades Announced for Resident Evil spin-off, Umbrella Corps
Set for a 21 June release across the US and Europe, PS4 and PC genre enthusiasts can delve back in to the Resident Evil universe with the forthcoming Umbrella Corps. Described as a fast-paced 3rd person shooter, Capcom’s latest announcement comes with new maps and skins which herald the return of classic Resident Evil characters, such as Barry Burton, Chris Redfield, Albert Wesker and more. While the game is expected to retail at £29.99 in the UK, the deluxe edition, complete with the upgrades will be available for £39.99. Take a look at the trailer, below.
British Cannibal Romance Tear Me Apart Gets Online Release
Directed by Alex Lightman, Tear Me Apart sees two brothers in the barren landscape of a post-apocalyptic Cornwall. Having turned to cannibalism to stay alive, they await the return of their long missing father and, with him, the return of some kind of normality. The arrival of what turns out to be the last living girl heralds a struggle between the brothers and one between love and feeding. The film has received acclaim at a number of festival showings, and will receive its UK cinematic premiere on 16 June at The Genesis, London. It will then be available on general sale from the film’s website the following day. It can be pre-ordered now.
Arch Enemy Frontwoman to Star as America’s First Female Serial Killer
From the creators of Repo! The Genetic Opera and The Devil’s Carnival comes a new project, called American Murder Songs. Said to be a music/film crossover project, little information is available about it at this stage, but what has been revealed though is the identity of a central character, based on the US’s first female serial killer, Lavinia Fisher, to be played by hard rock frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz of Arch Enemy. More information on this project as we have it.
Supernatural Teen-Horror, Satanic, to be released 1 July
Directed by Jeff Hunt of TV’s CSI, Hawaii 5-0 and more, Satanic finds a group of college kids on a tour of occult sites in Los Angeles. The fun ends when they interrupt a human sacrifice at one occultist’s property, only to find that the subject of the sacrifice is herself highly dangerous. Satanic will receive a limited cinematic and simultaneous VOD/iTunes release on 1 July, 2016.