Review – Scare Package (2020) **31 Days of Horror**

by Bob Ward

Shudder brings us another movie exclusive to their streaming service with the campy anthology movie Scare Package. The main idea intrigued me, 7 different films by 7 different directors. I’m a sucker for any kind of anthology horror flick, so I went in with an open mind and saw what this film had to offer.

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ECHO BOOMERS – Releasing November 13th!

Two-time Academy Award® nominee Michael Shannon (Knives Out) stars in this gripping crime-thriller filled with pulse-pounding twists and turns. A recent college graduate Lance Zutterland (Patrick Schwarzenegger) leaves school in debt, realizing everything he had worked towards was built on a lie. When he is pulled into a criminal underground operation, he finds his peers fighting the system by stealing from the rich and giving to… themselves. With nothing to lose, they leave behind a trail of destruction but with the cops closing in, tensions mount and Lance soon discovers he is in over his head with no way out.”

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Cinephellas Podcast – Episode 89 (Interview with Lin Shaye) **31 Days of Horror**

’31 Days of Horror’ is back and the Cinephellas Podcast  is back and they’re both here to help kick off the 2020 Halloween season! On this episode, Nile Fortner speaks with scream queen, horror icon, Emmy Winner, the legendary and lovely, Lin Shaye. Lin discusses with Nile her new film The Call, which follows a group of friends in 1987 who tormented an elderly woman suspected to be a witch. Once she dies, the friends agree to a 60-second phone call that’s in the elderly woman’s casket. However, someone on the other line picks up. Lin also discusses with Nile, what it was like working with Saw’s Tobin Bell, would she ever consider directing a horror film, and more on this podcast episode.

Check out The Call in limited theaters and drive-ins on October 2nd!

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RLJE Films Acquires ‘ARCHENEMY’ Starring Joe Manganiello

The SpectreVision Film Starring Joe Manganiello to Release in December 

Acquisition Ahead of World Premiere at Beyond Fest 2020

RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, has acquired the North American rights to the action/thriller, ARCHENEMY, ahead of its world premiere at this year’s Beyond Fest.  The film marks the third collaboration between RLJE Films and SpectreVision, after Mandy and Color Out of Space.  ARCHENEMY will be released in Theaters, On Demand, and Digital on December 11, 2020.

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BRIARCLIFF ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES U.S RIGHTS TO BRYAN FOGEL’S ‘THE DISSIDENT’

Briarcliff Entertainment announced today the acquisition of domestic distribution rights to THE DISSIDENT, the highly anticipated film from Bryan Fogel (Academy Award-winning director of ICARUS), and today they released the films first trailer. Following the films world premiere at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year to rave reviews, Briarcliff is planning a theatrical and VOD release in late 2020 along with other events to coincide with the second anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination. HanWay Films will handle international sales of the film. UTA Independent Film Group orchestrated both the domestic distribution deal, and the international sales deal on behalf of the filmmaking team.

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**Official Trailer** THE DARK AND THE WICKED – In Theaters, On Demand & Digital November 6th!

“On a secluded farm, a man is slowly dying. Bedridden and fighting through his final breaths, his wife is slowly succumbing to overwhelming grief. To help their mother and say goodbye to their father, siblings Louise (Marin Ireland) and Michael (Michael Abbott Jr.) return to their family farm. It doesn’t take long for them to see that something’s wrong with mom, though—something more than her heavy sorrow. Gradually, as their own grief mounts, Louise and Michael begin suffering from a darkness similar to their mother’s, marked by waking nightmares and a growing sense that something evil is taking over their family.”

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