Ashtray Dirt Volume 16

The¬†BFI¬†has announced the first wave of its¬†Gothic¬†season, which features a whole host of screenings and events. Taking inspiration from four different areas, October and November see’s focus on ‘the Monstrous’ and ‘The Dark Arts’. Films screening include¬†Dellamorte Dellamore, The Beyond, Dracula, Werewolf of London, Suspiria, Faust, Vampyr, The Ghoul, Daughters of Darkness¬†and¬†Eyes Without A Face.¬†Also appearing for events are Roger Corman, Dario Argento, Sara Karloff and George Romero…

Sean Cunningham has hinted that a¬†Friday The 13th¬†sequel might be shot in the spring and released in 2015, with a possible television or internet series also in the works…

Death Waltz Recording Co.¬†have announced their latest future releases;¬†The New York Ripper¬†(with below cover art by Nick Percival), Goblin 2013 Tour EP (cover art by Graham Humphreys) and¬†Room 237 (cover art by Sam Smith)…

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Insidious¬†is becoming a franchise with a third chapter confirmed. Whilst James Wan won’t be returning to direct, Leigh Whannell (who wrote and starred in the first two) is rumoured to be writing the script…

London film soundtrack club night Reel Music have announced their Halloween event on November 2nd. Information and a link to buy tickets can be found on their Facebook page

Work has started again on remaking Park Chan Wook’s¬†Sympathy for Mr. Vengence.¬†Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Lost) is the latest director to be attached to the project…

The full line up for this year’s¬†Sitges Film Festival¬†has been announced. Running from October 11th to the 20th, the festival will play host to¬†Mindscape, The Green Inferno, Only Lovers Left Alive, Kiss of the Damned and The Dirties,¬†alongside opening film¬†Grand Piano¬†and closing film¬†The Sacrament.¬†Full details can be found on the official website

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Ashtray Dirt Vol. 4

Hot on the heels of last weeks Friday The 13th news comes the confirmation from Warner Bros. that a complete collection of the franchise will be getting a Blu-ray release this September (guess on what day?!). The studio gained distribution rights from Paramount which will see all twelve films released together for the first time, plus lots of bonus material (official artwork below). Rumours are also bounding around that Paramount are pushing hard to get a sequel to the 2009 remake in production with Platinum Dunes apparently on board to produce…

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A UK trailer has dropped for the film You’re Next. Directed by Adam Wingard (A Horrible Way To Die, V/H/S), the film will now be released on August 30th…

An Indiegogo campaign is currently underway for Zombificador, an anthology horror film which will see Herschell Gordon Lewis return to directing. Starring Todd Farmer and Bill Moseley, details of the project can be found here

Tom Hardy¬†is attached¬†to¬†star in Takashi Miike’s The Outsider. The film will be the Japanese director’s English language debut…

Finally, and for a bit of fun, a new Suspiria themed bar has opened in Tokyo. Cambiare, an Italian bar and grill, has decor lifted and inspired by the Dario Argento film, the perfect place for first¬†dates and good nights out…

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Ashtray Dirt The Third

Following on from last week‘s motion poster, a new still for the Carrie remake has been released.¬†Continuing to tease us with the iconic prom scene, the latest picture see’s Chloe Moretz¬†on her way to the fateful night being accompanied by Ansel Elgort playing Tommy Ross…

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London horror film festival FrightFest has announced that The Conjuring will be the Sleepy Queue free film for this year. The latest feature by director James Wan (Saw, Insidious) will be a free screening for people buying tickets in person from Empire Leicester Square…

Texas-based festival Fantastic Fest has announced that it will begin hosting an international co-production market for genre films called Fantastic Market|Mercado Fantastico. The market will run parallel¬†with the festival and aims to connect projects with sales agents, production partners and distributors. Whilst being an international effort, there will be emphasis on films and filmmakers from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and America…

A trailer has dropped for Insidious: Chapter 2 and see’s the cast of the first film come back for more as they continued to be haunted by a presence. The film will be released over here in September…

Finally, it seems that Paramount have gotten back the rights to the Friday The 13th franchise. Warner Bros. have apparently given up the rights to co-produce another feature in the iconic franchise to have a stake in Christopher Nolan’s new film Interstellar, which happens to be a Paramount property. Whilst no sequel to the 2009 Friday The 13th remake is on the cards at the moment, one wouldn’t be surprised if we did see another pop up in a few years time…