Hollywood Reporter tells us that Taye Diggs (HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL) and Anita Briem have joined Brandon Routh (SUPERMAN RETURNS) in the cast of DEAD OF NIGHT, a $20-million independent horror film shooting in New Orleans. Kevin Munroe (TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES) is directing from a script by Joshua Oppenheimber and Thomas Dean Donnelly, adapted from the 1986 “Dylan Dog” Italian comic, which features vampires, werewolves, and zombies. According to H.R., “Diggs will play Vargas, the head of a vampire family, and Briem is Elizabeth, one of Dylan Dog’s (Routh’s) potential romantic conquests.”
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POP SKULL – an independent psychological horror film – has been picked up by Halo 8 Entertainment, which will provide a platform theatrical release before moving the title onto DVD July 28:
The film, starring Lane Hughes and Brandon Carroll, was written by Hughes, E.L. Katz and Wingard and produced by Wingard, Hughes, E.L. Katz and Peter Peter Katz.
It depicts the lonely and disjointed life of a young pill addict who is plagued by ghosts.
It played the Rome Film Festival, where Wild Bunch acquired foreign rights.
“Adam Wingard’s brash and gutsy film isn’t a breath of fresh air — it’s a breath of toxic, dextromethorphan-laced air that leaves audiences shocked to the core and proves horror can still be bold and inventive and smart,” Halo-8 president Matt Pizzolo said.