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Saturday, July 31, 2010

New teaser for The Colour Out of Space game...


Check out the teaser trailer for Final Boss Studio's forthcoming adventure game, The Colour out of Space...

You can follow the game's progress here (in Spanish)...



(Thanks to Final Boss Studio)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sleeping Deep scribe to pen "Witch Road" for Reality Entertainment

Reality Entertainment, a global leader in media publishing and DVD production documenting the supernatural, paranormal and all things strange, has forged a partnership with award-winning screenwriter Jeffrey Blake Palmer (The Sleeping Deep, Sex Bomb Death Ride) to pen Witch Road, a coming-of-age psychological teen thriller set to be filmed October 2010. The film will be part of their upcoming slate of releases to also include the upcoming feature The Stone directed by Philip Gardiner. Visit http://www.flickerpictures.com/ for more information about Jeff's work.

Direct link here
http://realityentertainment.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Updated: James Cameron joins Mountains of Madness...


I'm not sure what to make of this, but according to Deadline.com, Avatar director James Cameron will produce (along with Susan Montford and Don Murphy) Guillermo del Toro's 3D (yes, 3D) adaptation of At the Mountains of Madness. I've been unable to verify the news on any other horror site, so until I do (see below!), we'll file this one under rumour...

Update: Entertainment Weekly's Hollywood Insider has just broke this story as well, so things are looking up! I've also been informed that Deadline.com, a website that I was unfamiliar with, is a highly respected site that confirms their information before posting...

Update: Bloody-disgusting.com, Shocktillyoudrop.com, the
Los Angeles Times and Ain't It Cool News have all sourced the Deadline.com article...

Update: News of del Toro's dream project is spreading like Madness across the web with
MTV Movies Blog, New York Magazine, Collider.com, JoBlo.com, ComingSoon.net and horror-movies.ca, Dark Horizons, Dread Central, sf-fantasy.suvudu.com (who mention the wonderful audio recordings of Julia Morgan or MorganScorpion to readers of Unfilmable.com), FEARnet, /Film and fangoria.com (and literally dozens more) all running with the story...

According to the various sites reporting,
pre-production could begin in the coming weeks, with filming to begin as early as the first quarter of 2011. Screenplay re-writes are currently underway...

This could very likely be the story of the year, so watch this space for more!


(Thanks to Chris Deckard)

Exclusive images from Whisperer in Darkness...


The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society's Sean Branney passed along a couple of behind-the-scenes images from their highly anticipated adaptation of The Whisperer in Darkness! The first image shows Director of Photography David Robertson lighting a miniature set and the second shows Dave Snyder touching up Charles Fort's makeup (played by the HPLHS's own Andrew Leman)...

Further shooting is scheduled for this weekend including miniatures and inserts, and Sean tells Unfilmable.com that they are getting very close...



(Thanks to Sean Branney)

Summoning Doctor Glamour...


Pre-production has begun on Never Knows Best Productions' follow-up to Frank DanCoolo, a live-action short called Doctor Glamour! Little is know of the film besides the official synopsis below, but if you hit the Never Knows Best production blog, you can see an early VFX test that hints of things to come...

Synopsis: Peerless science student Walter Gilman meets his match in Eve Walpurgis and promptly falls in love. But when Eve is taken by an extra dimensional terror, Walter is forced to summon a demon of his own: the anachronistic DOCTOR GLAMOUR!

From the team that brought you "Frank DanCoolo: Paranormal Drug Dealer" comes an even more outrageous sci-fi comedy. With mind-melting special effects, sexy sharp humor and a slew of hard hitting proto-punk musical numbers, DOCTOR GLAMOUR will bad touch your funny bone!


(Thanks to Andrew Jones)

Frank DanCoolo on DVD...


It's no secret that one of our favorite films here at Unfilmable.com is Frank DanCoolo: Paranormal Drug Dealer, we even screened it at our festival a little while back...

Well since the last time we covered
Frank a lot of things have happened, including being invited to screen at the Maelstrom Fantastic Film Festival (put on by some of my best friends), the Burbank International Film Festival,
the HollyShorts Film Festival, the Atlanta Underground Film Festival, the Dragon*Con Independent Film Festival, the Action-on-Film International Film Festival, The Salty Horror Film Festival, the Reading Music Festival, the TriMedia Film Festival, the Brainwash Movie Festival and the legendary Toronto After Dark Film Festival. DanCoolo also won the Transmitter Award for Best Sci-Fi/Horror at the Crystal Palace International Film Festival! So if you live near one of these great events, stop by and check it out, as it has to be seen to be believed...

The big news however, is that
Frank DanCoolo is now available on DVD through IndieFlix.com for $5.95! The disc contains special features and amazing box art...

Click
here to pick up a copy, and watch this space for more...


(Thanks to Andrew Jones)

New Festival preview...


The Festival, one of the Lovecraft's earliest Mythos stories, is also the basis for Richard Terrasi's latest feature, a preview of which can be seen below! Written and directed by Terrasi, the film stars Kevin Pinassi, Victoria Guthrie, Bill Kozy, Bob Lasprogato and Bonnie Hauser...

The preview contains an introduction by the director...



(Thanks to Richard Terrasi)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Updated: Lovecraft joins The Gathering...


The Gathering, a project we first mentioned here, looks to be moving forward according to a report by fangoria.com! The horror anthology has already amassed an amazing cast including William Sadler, Doug Bradley and Udo Kier even though production isn't set to go until late 2010 or early 2011...

Other actors already cast include Bill Moseley, Danielle Harris, Clint Howard, David Naughton (who is reportedly playing the role of H.P. Lovecraft), Billy Drago, Larry Fessenden, Debbie Rochon, Adrienne King, Brian O’Halloran, Lin Shaye, Ellen Sandweiss, Brinke Stevens and Kiowa Gordon, with Robert Englund and Linda Blair in discussions to join. Jeffrey Combs was being considered for the role of Edgar Allan Poe at one point, but there was no mention of his involvement in the recent article...

The framing story (The Storytellers) for The Gathering, to be directed by Jon Keeyes and written by Carl Kirshner, is set on Halloween night and revolves around the devil, who brings together Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, H.P. Lovecraft and Mary Shelley, to share their most frightening untold tales. The winner, chosen by the devil, receives the ultimate prize: the chance to leave purgatory forever...

Final casting and financing are currently underway, so watch this space for updates! Meanwhile, head over to fangoria.com for more...

Update: Dread Central reports that Danielle Harris has not been cast in this project, as previously reported...

(Thanks to fangoria.com)

Official HPLFF LA postcard...


Check out Paul Carrick's amazing artwork on the official H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival - Los Angeles postcard below! The festival takes place September 11th at the Warner Grand Theatre. Tickets are $20 until August 11th, $25 after that...

Click
here for more...


(Thanks to Aaron Vanek)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

VFS presents: Project Space Squid...


Students at the Vancouver Film School are creating an amazing project based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft called The Interactive Lovecraft, or Project Space Squid! Involving 80 students and alumni from 13 different programs at VFS, the project will culminate in a tablet magazine app that features games, films and other interactive media that will be released in the fall of 2010!

Adaptations of The Call of Cthulhu, Dagon, The Dunwich Horror, The Rats in the Walls and The Music of Erich Zann are included in The Interactive Lovecraft, and proceeds from the eventual sales of the project will go to the Wikimedia Foundation...

The students are keeping an informative and entertaining blog of the process here, and below you will find an excellent teaser showing just how massive and professional the project really is...



(Thanks to www.vfs.com/blog/)

An early look at Cthulhu Key: Legacy...


Production began Sunday on Jason Heath's film The Cthulhu Key: Legacy, and you can see an early still (of cast members Floyd Miller, Stephanie Kelley and Grady Mack) from the film below! Info on the film should be increasing as production moves forward...


(Thanks to Jason Heath)

Strange Aeons #2 out now...


Issue #2 of Strange Aeons Magazine is out now! Strange Aeons is 52 pages of B&W and color comics, book & game reviews, short fiction and much, much more...

Head over to strange-aeons.com for details...


(Thanks to Kelly Young)

Pickman's Muse coming to DVD...


Robert Cappelletto's amazing feature, Pickman's Muse, is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com! The film, based on HPL's Haunter of the Dark, will be released August 1st, and retails for $14.95...

Pre-order yours, by clicking here...


(Thanks to Robert Cappelletto)

Roe teaser online...


A teaser trailer for Roe (formerly known as Bait), v.g.c. films follow-up to The Picture in the House, has been released, and you can check it out below! Written and directed by Christopher James Jordan (from a story by Jorday, Gary Lobstein and Julie Wilhelm), the film stars Joe Hanrahan and Paul Russell...

About the film: What is calling to Earl, the town vagrant of a rural fishing community? Curiosity? Greed? Lust? Or is it something more ethereal that draws him back to the lake over the hill? Inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, 'Roe' is a surreal, visceral tale of terror and paranoia in a small American town where the water is dark and the truth is darker...

Watch this space for more...



(Thanks to Gary Lobstein)

Monsters attack in 2012...


Well it's official, Tim Burton is developing a film version of the giant-monster board game Monsterpocalypse as a directing vehicle for himself, as several sites, including /Film and Dread Central, have reported...

Roy Lee will produce for Dreamworks, with frequent Burton collaborator John August writing the screenplay, while consulting Matt Wilson, who created the game. The film, which will most likely be released in 2012 in 3D, revolves around giant monsters who attack earth, and retreat after humans fight back. It is quickly discovered however, that they didn’t leave, but instead burrowed underground and are sending some sort of signal into space. The Earth prepares for a possible future attach by developing giant robots that will fight the monsters, if and when they return...


Of note to Lovecraft fans, the Lords of Cthul are among the monsters that populate the game version of
Monsterpocalypse, although it is unknown at this time whether they will see any screen time in the film...

Check out /Film's
interview with Roy Lee for more...



(Thanks to
Dread Central)

Oblivion, an Opera by Kyle Gullings...


I'm really late on this one (sorry Kyle), but I still want to get the word out...

Kyle Gullings has composed a new one-act opera based on Lovecraft's Ex Oblivione that's currently being performed in Washington, DC as part of the 2010 Capital Fringe Festival! Tonights screening is at 10 PM, with the final performance on Sunday at 4:30 PM...


Directed by Sasha Br├Ątt, with music and libretto by Kyle Gullings, Oblivion stars James Rogers (as Howard), Rachel Barham (as Sonia, his wife), Alexander Wolniak (as Philip, their son/Sage 3), Melissa Kornacki (as Doctor Greene/Sage 2) and Christine Gahagan (as Nurse/Sage 1)...


Tickets cost $15 and are available here. You can also visit Kyles official site for further information...


About the Opera: Howard is dying. While he suffers through an unexpected illness, prophetic dreams challenge his attachment to life. A chamber opera adapted from a story by H. P. Lovecraft, Oblivion confronts the threshold between existence and whatever follows...



(Thanks to Kyle Gullings)

New Beyond the Wall of Sleep screening...


Nathan Fisher's adaptation of Beyond the Wall of Sleep will screen July 30th as part of Nashville's Halloween in July at the Belcourt Theatre. Troma Studios legend Lloyd Kaufman appears as Orderly Herz...

Click here for details...

About the film: When a new patient arrives at the asylum Dr. Kaufman must attempt to find the source of his violent madness. Joe Slater has suffered his entire life from strange fits upon awakening, ranting and screaming to the heavens. When Joe murders a neighbor in the throes of one of his attacks he comes under the care of the one man who may be able to discover what lies beyond the wall of sleep...


(Thanks to Nathan Fisher)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Joe R. Lansdale's Dread Island...


IDW will publish a new collection titled Classics Mutilated, the first of which is Dread Island, written by the great Joe R. Lansdale! According to the official press release, "Classics Mutilated offers a different take on the current monster-lit trend by challenging a coterie of major talents to twist fantasy and horror elements with classic tales and icons, creating all-new stories. Lansdale's "Dread Island" showcases the collection's unique tone by featuring Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer in a new adventure, with bizarre fantasy and supernatural elements out of both H. P. Lovecraft and Uncle Remus."

"I wrote 'Dread Island' based on my love for Mark Twain," reveals Lansdale, "which collided with my interest in Lovecraft, and the fact that the Uncle Remus tales may have been the first stories I ever read. And then there were comics. I always saw 'Dread Island' as a kind of comic book in prose, the old Classics Illustrated look. That's how it played out in my head."

Look for Dread Island this October...


(Thanks to Dread Central)

Evil Dead Blu-ray specs...


Fangoria.com has revealed the specs for Anchor Bay's long awaited Blu-ray release of Sam Raimi's classic, The Evil Dead! The two-disc set streets August 31st, and retails for $29.99...

Disc one contains two all new 1080p anamorphic transfers supervised by Raimi (1.85:1 widescreen and 1.33:1 fullscreen in Dolby TrueHD 5.1), accompanied with an audio commentary by Raimi, Bruce Campbell and Rob Tapert...

Disc two contains the following special features; "One By One We Will Take You: The Untold Saga of THE EVIL DEAD", "THE EVIL DEAD: Treasures from the Cutting Room Floor", "The Ladies of THE EVIL DEAD Meet Bruce Campbell", "Book of the Dead: The Other Pages", "Discovering THE EVIL DEAD", "Unconventional" and "At the Drive-In"...


(Thanks to fangoria.com)

Forlorn Hope online...


Did you miss the Lovecraft inspired film Forlorn Hope at last years H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival (where it received honorable mention for Best Period Film)? If so, it is available in its entirety (in five parts) on YouTube according to Matchlock Film's Johan Karlsson (who served as the films director)! There is no official DVD release of the film, so check it out online while you have a chance...

Click here for part one, and follow the links for more...

About the film:
Germany 1631 during the thirty years war...

A small group of swedish soldiers, lost in the forests after the battle of Breitenfeld, meets a man who guides them on a forlorn mission...


(Thanks to Johan Karlsson)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Death's Head Blues

Death's Head Blues

Laird Barron comments on his Introduction to Joseph S. Pulver's new book "SIN & ashes"!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Quick Comic Update

Kettle Drummer Books is releasing the Cthulhu Volume 1 Graphic Novel, an english translation of various original short stories by Spanish comic artists.

They will also shortly be releasing another english translation of a Spanish comic called Young Lovecraft, a comical take on Howard's life in the early days.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Upcoming Stuff

Coming in October from Centipede Press is Conversations With the Weird Tales Circle, an 800 page tome with letters, essays, and interviews by the contributing authors of the Weird Tales magazine (including Lovecraft) and an article on Weird Tales Cover Art. Hope your rich cause on sale Amazon lists it at $185.00!

Toy Vault will soon be releasing the Cthulhu Plush Cell Phone Holder in what seems to be a modern move by companies to make anything into Cthulhu plushies (dice bags, slippers, backpacks, etc.). Some part of me thinks there will eventually be someone wanting to make a lifesize Cthulhu Plush.

And if any of you play the Call of Cthulhu Card Game from Fantasy Flight, they will soon be releasing Whispers in the Dark, their fourth Asylum Pack for the game.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Lovecraft in Oklahoma...


Unfilmable.com will sponsor screenings of over a dozen recently released Lovecraftian films, trailers, clips and teasers at the Underground Horror Filmfest™ in Tulsa, Oklahoma today! Lovecraft inspired films scheduled to appear include The Silver Key (by Gary Fierro and Conor Timmis), H.P. Lovecraft's The Book (by James Raynor), The Other Gods (by Mike Boas), At the Reefers of Madness (by Brian Clement), From Beyond (by Michael Granberry), Frank DanCoolo: Paranormal Drug Dealer (by Andrew Jones), Elder Sign (by Joseph Nanni) and The Crimson Robe (by Russell Welch), along with clips (House of Black Wings, Pickman's Muse), trailers (Lovecraft Paragraphs, Colour from the Dark, Dirt Dauber and The Terrible Old Tran) and teasers (The Seventh Shadow)...

Other vendors/guests and films include horror host Count Gregore, scream queen Anjanette Clewis, DJ Blackskull, The 7 Deadly Sins Revue, Bloodstained Romance (by Travis Miller), Incest Death Squad (by Cory J Udler), Sewer Chewer (by James Hawley), the Oklahoma Studies of the Unexplained and P.R.I.S.M. Paranormal, The Captain's Side Show, the Underground Horror Girls and so much more, all at The Marquee in Tulsa, Oklahoma, July 10th...

Click here for more details...


(Thanks to Art Sunday)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Official synopsis for The Thing prequel...


Check out the official synopsis for Matthijs van Heijningen's prequel to the John Carpenter classic, The Thing. The film will hit theaters on April 29, 2011...

"Antarctica: an extraordinary continent of awesome beauty. It is also home to an isolated outpost where a discovery full of scientific possibility becomes a mission of survival when an alien is unearthed by a crew of international scientists. The shape-shifting creature, accidentally unleashed at this marooned colony, has the ability to turn itself into a perfect replica of any living being. It can look just like you or me, but inside, it remains inhuman. In the thriller THE THING, paranoia spreads like an epidemic among a group of researchers as they're infected, one by one, by a mystery from another planet. Paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has traveled to the desolate region for the expedition of her lifetime. Joining a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, she discovers an organism that seems to have died in the crash eons ago. But it is about to wake up. When a simple experiment frees the alien from its frozen prison, Kate must join the crew's pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to keep it from killing them off one at a time. And in this vast, intense land, a parasite that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish."

(Thanks to Dread Central)