SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK

Scary Stories horror movie poster

Trailer for the horror movie ‘SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK’ based on the comic book series of the same name, directed by André Øvredal and created by Guillermo del Toro.

 

It’s 1968 in America. Change is blowing in the wind…but seemingly far removed from the unrest in the cities is the small town of Mill Valley where for generations, the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large. It is in their mansion on the edge of town that Sarah, a young girl with horrible secrets, turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories, written in a book that has transcended time—stories that have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers who discover Sarah’s terrifying tome!”

 

SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK will be in UK cinemas August 2019.

Scary Stories horror movie poster

Pacific Rim. Comic Con Poster Revealed

Comic Con Poster for Guillermo del Toro's Pacfic Rim

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity?s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes?a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)?who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind?s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

Mimic – First Time on Blu-Ray this Halloween

This halloween sees science fiction and horror smash together MIMIC: SPECIAL EDITION, from superstar director Guillermo Del Toro, is released on Blu-ray for the first time on 31 October, 2011, courtesy of Studiocanal.

Originally released cinemas in 1997, this effectively creepy sci-fi horror was Del Toro?s first foray into American cinema and provided English-speaking audiences with an early glimpse of the genius that was to follow in modern classics as diverse as Pan?s Labyrinth, Hellboy and Blade II. This brand new version, re-cut by Guillermo Del Toro himself, is a revelation!

Cockroaches are spreading a deadly disease around Manhattan, claiming the lives of the city?s children. Entomologist Susan Tyler (Mira Sorvino – Mighty Aphrodite, Reservation Road) and her husband Peter Mann (Jeremy Northam ? Enigma, Gosford Park) use genetic engineering to create the Judas Breed to kill off the deadly cockroaches. However, this deadly strain of insect evolves over time, growing as big as people and learning to mimic their movements. The perfect killer is born and humanity is its hunting ground…

A success in its own right, MIMIC: SPECIAL EDITION nevertheless transforms Del Toro?s original into a new feature, much closer to his original vision What?s more, packed with brand new extra features, MIMIC: SPECIAL EDITION is a genuine gift to horror and Del Toro fans this Halloween.

Extras: Video prologue with Guillermo Del Toro, Audio commentary with Guillermo Del Toro, ?Reclaiming Mimic featurette, ?A Leap In Evolution ? The Creatures of Mimic? featurette, ?Back Into The Tunnels ? Shooting Mimic? featurette, Deleted scenes, Storyboard animatics, Gag reel, Theatrical Trailer

Guillermo Del Toro?s Ultimate Collection

Guillermo Del Toro Blu-ray boxset
Guillermo Del Toro Blu-ray boxset

Prepare to be astounded with the upcoming Blu-ray release of Guillermo Del Toro?s ultimate collection on the 25th October 2010 courtesy of Optimum Home Entertainment

?Cronos, a unique, terrifying mini-masterpiece? Empire

?Pan?s Labyrinth, compelling from first to last? BBC

?The Devil?s Backbone, both chilling and rewarding? Film Four

Mexican director Guillermo Del Toro is recognised as one of the world’s most spectacularly inventive filmmakers, balancing visually stunning blockbusters (Hellboy and Blade 2) with smaller, personal projects such as the three revolutionary films brought together in this Blu-ray collection? THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE, PAN’S LABYRINTH and his debut feature, CRONOS. All three picture masters for this triple boxset special were supervised and approved by Guillermo himself and the effect is a visually enchanting masterpiece.

In each of these three beautifully haunting films, Del Toro weaves together black fairy tales with bleak reality. Guillermo has given film fans some of the most intelligent films in modern cinema and this box set perfectly showcases truly incredible talent.

Delve even deeper into the magical fairytale horror of the Guillermo Del Toro Collection with fabulous DVD extras such as behind the scenes footage, cast and crew interviews, featurettes aplenty and audio commentary from Guillermo himself.

CRONOS

The earliest of the movies in the box set is the acclaimed Cronos. Released in 1993, it’s an inventive and compassionate reworking of vampire mythology, a story of family loyalties as well as alchemy and vampirism.

An old antiques dealer, Jesus Gris, finds a mechanical device called the “Cronos device.? Whilst holding the Cronos it springs open and its metallic legs pierce Jesus? flesh. Once “bitten,” he develops a craving for human blood, and his body grows more and more youthful with each drink. As the addiction spreads through his body, he realises he desires the blood of his innocent granddaughter…

Cronos is peculiarly compassionate, approaching the question of immortality poetically as well as horrifically and humorously.

Blu-ray Extras:

New extra Geometria short film, New extra: Guillermo Del Toro interview, New extra: Director?s notes, Gallery, Guillermo Navaro interview, ?

Guillermo Del Toro audio commentary and Original Del Toro interview.

THE DEVIL?S BACKBONE

2001’s The Devil’s Backbone is a deliciously dark horror that tells the tale of a remote Spanish orphanage during the final days of The Spanish Civil War. Its young inhabitants are brutally terrorised by a spirit that stalks the building?s dark decaying hallways. A story of orphan children battling for survival against the spirit-world building up to a grisly, explosive finale where the children unravel the truth behind the spirit?s haunting.

Blu-ray Extras:

New extra: Video Prologue by Guillermo Del Toro, Of Ghosts And Fauns: Del Toro?s Spanish Civil War, Behind the scenes featurette, Special effects, Trailer, Storyboards, Biogs and Guillermo Del Toro audio commentary.

PAN?S LABYRINTH

Pan’s Labyrinth, released in 2006 to critical acclaim, mingles real life politics and social drama with fantasy and magic to create a masterpiece of modern cinema. An imaginative gothic fairytale for adults set in Spain during World War II, Pan?s Labyrinth is a beautiful, charming, graphic and deadly story of a young girl?s journey to her own fantasy world, created in order to escape a cruel and harsh reality. Entering a mysterious and enchanting world of fairies, fauns and giant frogs, she is told she must accomplish three gruesome, assignments before being able to see her father again.

Blu-ray Extras:

New extra: Motion comics, Video Prologue by Guillermo Del Toro, The Guardian Interview at the NFT with Guillermo Del Toto, The Power of Myth, DVD Comic Sketches: The Pale, the Fairies, the giant Toad and Pan, El Fauno y Las Hadas, The Colour and the Shape, Storyboard/thumbnails, VFX Plate Compare: Guillermo Del Toro and the Green Fairy, Director?s Notebook, The Melody Echoes the Fairy Tale, Mercedes? Lullaby, Poster Gallery and Trailer.

SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival April 2010

The 9th SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival?s programme is announced today with a stellar line-up, including over 40 features, 25 shorts and standout special events, live panel discussions and workshops. Under the banner of ?Life in 2050? SCI-FI-LONDON will take place from Wednesday 28th April to Monday 3rd May 2010 at the Apollo Cinema Piccadilly Circus with satellite events taking place at the Curzon Soho, The Royal College of Surgeons, BFI Southbank and Proud Central Gallery.

The festival opens on 28th April with genetic sci-fi horror SPLICE written and directed by Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Cypher), exec produced by Guillermo del Toro (Pan?s Labyrinth, Hellboy) and staring Adrien Brody (The Pianist, King Kong). This controversial film about DNA splicing won rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival so you don?t want to miss its London debut. Closing the festival on 3rd May is atmospheric space thriller from Switzerland, CARGO, helmed by first time feature directors Ivan Engler and Ralph Etter. A film lauded in early reviews as a sci-fi epic in the making, it will receive its UK premiere at the festival.

On opening night the festival will play host to the Arthur C Clarke Awards 2010, the annual event that awards a prize to the best science fiction novel of 2009. This year the winner will receive a cheque for ?2010. SCI-FI-LONDON will also announce the winner of their 48 Hour Film Challenge which took place in London from 10th-12th April and the winning film will be screened at the opening gala.

For the 2010 festival SCI-FI-LONDON boasts a further 12 UK premieres from exciting new Sci-Fi filmmakers across the globe. From the US comes black comedy DRONES, indie alien flick EARTHLING, Sci-Fi Rom-Com TIMER, Vincenzo Natali?s offbeat charmer NOTHING as well as the debut feature from Sandy Collora HUNTER PREY, who made the legendary fan film BATMAN: DEAD END. You can also catch a sneak peek of the Philip K. Dick adaptation RADIO FREE ALBERMUTH staring Alanis Morrisette before its official premiere in the States.
From Mexico there?s clone actioner DEPOSITARIOS and dystopian drama 2033, and from Hungary the surreal thriller ONE and TRANSMISSION – a meditation on a world where all technology has failed. Other features playing include Belgium mockumentary VAMPIRES, futuristic visions from Australia in ERASER CHILDREN and the concept of a ?virtual country? is explored in France?s 8th WONDERLAND.

The ?Focus on Poland? strand, supported by the Polish Cultural Institute, will celebrate classic Polish Sci-Fi. Films include the landmark TEST PILOTA PIRXA (1978), the Szulkin masterpiece GOLEM (1980) and a rare opportunity to see the dark sci-fi based on the Stanislaw Lem novel THE HOSPITAL OF TRANSFIGURATION (1979). The season will be introduced and discussed by novelist and designer Andrzej Klimowski.

On Friday 30th April Curzon Midnight Movies and SCI-FI-LONDON will present Sexed-Up Sci-Fi, a night of themed cocktails, live music and screening of the ultimate cult sci-fi, BARBARELLA at the Curzon Soho. The party will continue at the Apollo Cinema Piccadilly Circus on Saturday 1st May when Bollywood does sci-fi in LOVE STORY 2050 – an all-singing, all-dancing sci-fi musical extravaganza featuring special effects from Weta. Free Indian snacks will be provided in the intermission.

For the first time SCI-FI-LONDON will be hosting a unique art exhibit as part of the festival. LIFE IN 2050 is a contemporary art exhibition at Proud Central Gallery where SCI-FI-LONDON and graphic design studio Transmission has set the dial to 40 years from now and commissioned 22 exciting artists to each create thought provoking and original work. It launches on April 22nd www.life-in-2050.com

SCI-FI-LONDON has a strong tradition of spectacular All-Nighter events and 2010 is no exception! The Starcraft II All-Nighter (SCREAMERS/INDEPENDENCE DAY/THE ABYSS/STARSHIP TROOPERS) celebrates the release of Blizzard?s ?Starcraft II ? The Wings of Liberty? with movies full of mecha, monsters and macho dialogue and the Comedy All-Nighter (SALUTE OF THE JUGGER/ALIEN FACTOR/THE UNEARTHLY/FIRST SPACESHIP ON VENUS) brings together some of the worst films ever made with live comedy and entertainment from the best in London stand-up talent. The Japan Alive All-Nighter (TOKYO GORE SCHOOL/ KAMUI/TAJOMURI/CHANBARA STRIPTEASE) features four live-action treats to get your blood boiling and the ever popular Manga All-Nighter (REDLINE/BLEACH II/FATE/STAY NIGHT/MUSASHI) is guaranteed to be a sell-out. All events take place on Saturday 1st May and include complimentary refreshments and special giveaways on the night.

SCI-FI-LONDON will offer a number of FREE events at the festival including a screening of Spielberg?s MINORITY REPORT and children?s screening of the Doctor Who classic DALEKS INVASION EARTH 2150AD. On May 1st The Royal College of Surgeon?s will host a free Film Treatment Workshop and BFI Southbank will encourage budding comic writers to create a ?Manga Mash-up?.

For the full festival programme visit www.sci-fi-london.com

The SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival runs from Wednesday 28th April to Monday 3rd May 2010
Tickets can be booked online at www.sci-fi-london.com or by telephone on: 0871 220 6000