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New pitch trailer for the Hellraiser reboot arrives and it’s spectacular, Behold Hellraiser:Origins

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As I was saying a few posts ago, the only way this reboot would see a dime of my money is if it was re-imagined. Today, one of the many website we like to browse for film news posted this outstanding pitch trailer for Hellraiser called Hellraiser: Origins. This lavishly fiendish piece of film, was directed by Mike Le Han (Mr’s Peppercorn’s Magical Reading Room) and produced by Mike Le Han and Paul Gerrard(Wrath Of The Titans, Battle LA, TMNT).

Mind you, this isn’t just some fan film, the artist who worked on this trailer have several years experience in the film industry and on top of that, they love Hellraiser. Having guys like this do your film is much better than giving this to some director who is sitting back waiting for offers to come to him or her.

Folks, believe me when I tell you that these guys are coming at this franchise hard and by the looks of their website, they have been at it for awhile. There’s a lot of new imagery they’ve tossed in there, including a brand new look for our beloved Pinhead. Strange how a movie, so sinister, can be created with such love.  I’d certainly hate to see this man’s hard work or the work of the crew behind this trailer, go unnoticed. If cooler heads prevail and Dimension Films doesn’t come at him with a “cease and desist“, I’d say his spot as director on this amazing franchise is as good as gold. Stay tuned to MITNG for more news about the reboot and other news regarding all the Hellraiser happenings.

Now if we could just get Ghost B.C. to do a song for this soundtrack.

Checkout more concept art and behind the scenes images from Hellraiser: Origins after the jump

Official Hellraiser: Origins Website

 

MITNG Celebrates Halloween with 31 Frightful Flicks

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Halloween holds a special place in our hearts here at MITNG.  There is no better time or place to celebrate horror, the macabre, the strange, and the supernatural.

Throughout October, we’ll recommend a different horror flick each day for your viewing enjoyment.  From around the world and many different genres, we hope you’ll discover new gems and remember some old favorites.

Some notable films (like John Carpenter’s Halloween) have been omitted in order to suggest some (potentially) lesser known movies.  We know there are thousands of deserving films out there - we love that! – but there are only 31 days in October, so we’ve exercised some creative restraint.  We encourage you to let us know what your favorites are so we can cover them in the future.  We’ve also provided a few links below if you want to know more about the history and celebration of Halloween.

With that in mind, MITNG is pleased to present 31 days of horror to help you get in the mood for Halloween.  We hope you enjoy.

WARNING: THIS VIDEO IS DEFINITELY NOT SAFE FOR WORK

Want to know what Halloween is about?

Halloween History

ABOUT Halloween

What the Scholars Say

What Neo-Pagans Think of Halloween

Christians and Halloween

Clip from Rhymes for Young Ghouls blends New Jack City with Indian reservations

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I think your really going to like this one. This clip from Rhymes From Young Ghouls directed by native Canadian film maker Jeff Barnaby, harnesses all the elements personified in 90′s films like Menace II Society, New Jack City and Good Fellas…yeah I said it..Good Fellas.

Judging by this clip I have very high hopes for this film. Rhymes From Young Ghouls will premier at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) in September. The film stars Roseanne Supernault, Arthur Holden, Mark Antony Krupa, Devery Jacobs and Glen Gould andis directed by Jeff Barnaby

Full story Via (TWITCH)

Red Crow Mi’gMaq reservation, 1976: By government decree, every Indian child under the age of 18 must attend residential school. In the kingdom of the crow, that means imprisonment at St. Dymphna‘s. That means being at the mercy of “Popper”, the sadistic Indian agent who runs the school. At 15, Aila is the weed princess of Red Crow. Hustling with her uncle Burner, she sells enough dope to pay Popper her “truancy tax”, keeping her out her out of St.Ds. But when Aila’s drug money is stolen and her father Joseph returns from prison, the precarious balance of Aila’s world is destroyed. 
 
Her only options are to run or fight … and Mi’gMaq don’t run.

Trailer for The Philosophers blends Big Brother with the Apocalypse

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Tired of self righteous Facebook memes? Then this play on collegiate philosophical minds games, may be just what the doctor ordered. The Philosophers stars James Darcy as a philosophy professor who decides to conduct a rather elaborate experiment with his students involving a well facilitated bunker in Jakarta. He poses the question to his students, when supplies are low and survival is a must, how important are you and what you can provide…really. It’s an interesting premise, but I couldn’t help wondering if Ethan Hawke was going to pop out somewhere. He’s good like that in films like these.

At an international school in Jakarta, a brilliant but mysterious philosophy teacher challenges his class of twenty graduating seniors to undertake one final thought experiment in order to complete the requirements for graduation. The experiment is to be the most extreme they have ever had to face. Using the power of logic alone, the students must choose which of them would be worthy of a place in an underground shelter built to withstand a fast-approaching nuclear apocalypse. The shelter only has space for ten people, which means certain death for those that are not chosen.

The real-life world of the classroom dramatically segues into the imaginary yet all too real world of the nuclear bunker and the approaching atomic catastrophe. Forced to make impossible decisions, the twenty young students enter an explosive and highly stylised world in which the survival instinct reigns supreme. Murder, deceit, sex and betrayal become the norm as the students strive to survive the impossible scenario. In doing so, they take the audience on an exhilarating journey across multiple realities, each one ever more intense than the last.

THE PHILOSOPHERS will be screening at the Neuchatel Film Festival next month, and Fantasy Film Festival in August.

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Wes Benscoter’s short Hold Your Fire takes bleak to a whole new level

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Wes Benscoter started off his career creating album covers for bands like AC/DC, Slayer and Kiss, but since then he’s reinvented himself as a film director and a damn good one at that. Hold Your Fire reminds me of a video for all the bands I just mentioned so Wes’s final stage of evolution may be complete. He’s successfully recreated his art on film, with a story of war that goes well beyond the point of madness.

Hold Your Fire has been floating around for quite some time since it’s release in 2008, but it appears to be gaining some renewed interest in the U.S.and I believe it’s because this short was just recently uploaded onto Vimeo. This may or may not have been Wes’s marketing plan, but it has a new following and for a film that was shot so long ago, it sure does look pretty current and timeless, the way a good film should look. It’s a heavy film with a strong Alan Parker (Angela’s Ashe’s, Pink Floyd the Wall)/ Terry Gilliam (12 Monkeys, Time Bandits) vibe, none of which is a bad thing. Enjoy!

A ghostly soldier comes face to face with the grim reality of his war-torn existence on the battlefield and beyond in this award-winning short film directed by iconic heavy metal and horror artist Wes Benscoter.

Wes Benscoter Website

HOLD YOUR FIRE from Wes Benscoter on Vimeo.

So much bad at the Everything is Terrible! Holiday Special, and that’s good!

Second trailer for Man of Steel gives me more hope than I expected

“APOCALYPSE NOW” DOCUMENTARY “HEARTS OF DARKNESS” GETS A MAKEOVER

NAME THAT SOUNDTRACK CONTEST : SCIENCE FICTION

Here’s how this works. Each week we are going to try and post soundtracks from films or television shows. The soundtracks could be themed, take for instance this weeks NTS is science fiction. Next week it might be western, action, adventure or whatever. The rules are simple, we will post a Soundcloud stream containing the songs all mixed together and then once you’ve liked our Facebook/ WordPress and Twitter and you’ve placed all the correct answers in the comment section of this post…you win! Keep in mind we wont be posting any of the comments obviously so your answers and address will be intact. You must guess the tracks by giving us the name of the composer, title of song and name of the film/television show it was in.  All comments should contain your name and email address where you can be contacted so we may bestow treasures upon thee. See now that wasn’t so hard was it? The prizes for the correct answer will vary given our budget and who we can score some free shit from, but we promise it will be worth it and the prizes will hopefully get better and better as the game grows in popularity, but the fate of the universe is in your hands. Now let the games begin!

WATCH THIS SCI FI TRAILER ‘TOMO’ DIRECTED BY SUNDANCE AWARD WINNER PAUL CATLING

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