The fine folks at Black Fawn Films are at it again with their new horror-comedy, Vicious Fun. Set in the 1980s, the film sounds like a mad blast of killer characters with a punch of comedy that will surely serve a satisfying showdown.
Shot in Hamilton, Ontario, the film follows Joel, a caustic film critic for a national horror magazine who finds himself unwittingly trapped in a self-help group for serial killers. With no other choice, Joel attempts to blend in with his homicidal surroundings or risk becoming the next victim.
Black Fawn Films are continuing to work with Breakthrough Entertainment, and for Vicious Fun they’ve inked a partnership with Turner Latin America’s new movie banner, Particular Crowd.
“An outrageous mash-up of dread and humour, Vicious Fun lives up to its title,” said Craig McGillivray, Breakthrough Entertainment’s Vice President of Distribution. “We are thrilled to have [Particular Crowd] as a partner on this film, and look forward to sharing the howls and horrors we’ve created together.”
“It felt like the right time for us to branch out and make something outside our comfort zone,” said Director Cody Calahan. “These characters are wacky, satirical and genuinely funny. I can honestly say that I’ve never had so much fun on set and I think that translates directly to the screen. Vicious Fun marks the start of a new slate of films for us and we’re committed to pushing ourselves in new directions.”
“We’re delighted to be starting this collaboration with Vicious Fun. We’ve really enjoyed working with the Breakthrough team and feel that Cody and Chad are creative powerhouses and hope this will be the first of many movies we’ll be working on together,” said Peter Bevan, Particular Crowd VP.
Vicious Fun is directed by Cody Calahan, produced by Chad Archibald and Calahan and written by James Villeneuve. The film features an incredible cast including David Koechner (Anchorman, Cheap Thrills), Evan Marsh (Shazam!, Riot Girls), Amber Goldfarb (TV’s Bad Blood), Julian Richings (TV’s Supernatural, Man of Steel), Robert Maillet (300, Immortals), Ari Millen (TV’s Orphan Black, I’ll Take Your Dead) and Sean Baek (TV’s Killjoys).
You can check out some more behind-the-scenes photos below!
‘Halloween’s’ Novelization is Back in Print for the First Time in 40-Years
John Carpenter’s Halloween is an all-time classic that is still a major touchstone for the month of October. The tale of Laurie Strode and Michael Myers is built into Horror’s DNA at this point. Now for the first time in 40 years, the novelization of Halloween is back in print for a limited time.
The novelization written by Richard Curtis/Curtis Richard has not seen the light of day since 40 years ago. Over the years Halloween Novelizations have become collectors items. So, the reprint is something fans are looking forward to in order to complete collections.
“Printed In Blood is VERY proud to present the ORIGINAL movie tie-in novelization, reprinted in full here for the first time in over 40 years! In addition, it has been fully illustrated throughout with nearly a hundred BRAND-NEW Illustrations created just for this release by the vector genius, Orlando “Mexifunk” Arocena. This 224-page volume is bursting with both classic and gorgeous new artistic visions of the John Carpenter horror classic.“
Halloween’s synopsis went like this:
“On a cold Halloween night in 1963, six year old Michael Myers brutally murdered his 17-year-old sister, Judith. He was sentenced and locked away for 15 years. But on October 30, 1978, while being transferred for a court date, a 21-year-old Michael Myers steals a car and escapes Smith’s Grove. He returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, where he looks for his next victims.“
Head over to Printed in Blood to take a look at the reprints and their editions.
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Steven Speilberg’s Cat and Mouse Classic, Duel Comes to 4K
Steven Spielberg’s cat and mouse classic Duel is the one that launched Speilberg’s career into orbit. The made-for-TV movie featured a gentleman driving across the desert and being constantly harassed by someone in an 18-wheeler. Duel shows what Speilberg can do within the runtime for this tightly wound-thriller. Now Duel is coming to 4K.
Duel is one of those films that has held up over the years. Dennis Weaver’s role is subtle and awesome all at once. Speilberg manages to make a film all about a dude in a car really compelling and at times all-out white knuckle.
The synopsis for Duel goes like this:
David Mann (Dennis Weaver), a mild-mannered electronics salesman, is driving cross-country on a two-lane highway when he encounters an old oil tanker driven by an unseen driver who seems to enjoy annoying him with dangerous antics on the road. Unable to escape the demonic big rig, David finds himself in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with the monstrous truck. When the pursuit escalates to deadly levels, David must summon his inner warrior and turn the tables on his tormentor.
The special features ofeeee Duel’s 4K disc include:
PREVIOUSLY RESTORED IN THE 4K FROM THE ORIGINAL CAMERA NEGATIVE
ORIGINAL TV VERSION OF THE FILM IN 1.33:1 RATIO
HDR 10 PRESENTATION OF THE FILM
NEW DOLBY ATMOS TRACK
A Conversation with Director Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg and the Small Screen
Richard Matheson: The Writing of Duel
Photograph and Poster Gallery
Optional English SDH, Spanish, Mandarin, Danish, Finnish, French Canadian, French European, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American Spanish, Norwegian, and Swedish subtitles for the main feature
Duel arrives on 4K beginning November 14.
Get a Look Inside ‘Exorcist: Believer’ in New Featurette
Perhaps the most anticipated movie in this third quarter of the year is The Exorcist: Believer. Fifty years after the original came out, reboot artists Jason Blum and director David Gordon Green are adding to the canon of one of the most beloved horror movies of all time. They even got Ellen Burstyn to return as Chris MacNeil, mother to demonized Regan (Linda Blair) in the first film!
Universal dropped a video today to give fans a closer look at the film before its October 6 wide release date. In the clip, Burstyn gives some insight into the character she created half a century ago.
“Playing a character that I created fifty years ago: I thought she has fifty years of living. Who has she become?” she says in the video.
She has more to say as does Green in this mini featurette. As with most of these videos, there might be light spoilers so watch at your own risk.