Welcome, weirdos to the BrittNic Creations’ Horror Roundup! Each week I’ll be bringing you some news and products from the horror realm. The topics could include new clips from an upcoming horror film, gothic artwork, unique merchandise, and much more! There’s a mixture of horror goodies for everyone in the weekly Horror Roundup. This will always be a random post. I’d like to think that life and horror aren’t any fun without some absurdity included in them. Now, let’s get to the fun part!
‘Return to Silent Hill’ Filming Has Started!
What is remaining calm? I have no idea what it is because I’m certainly not doing so after witnessing a recent post from Jeremy Irvine. I have always loved the creative and grotesque aesthetic of the Silent Hill franchise. Even the two previous films are held in my horror-loving heart (don’t judge). Irvine stars Hannah Emily Anderson in the upcoming Return to Silent Hill film and the recent filming announcement has me beyond excited. The film will be based on Silent Hill 2, the iconic video game from Konami, with Christophe Gans coming back to direct after working on the 2006 Silent Hill film adaptation. Excited to share updates in a Horror Roundup in the future!
Return to Silent Hill plot summary:
“The film will follow James (Irvine), a man broken after being separated from his one true love (Anderson). When a mysterious letter calls him back to Silent Hill in search of her, he finds a once-recognizable town transformed by an unknown evil. As James descends deeper into the darkness, he encounters terrifying figures both familiar and new and begins to question his own sanity as he struggles to make sense of reality and hold on long enough to save his lost love.”
Toxic Coffin – Officially Licensed ‘Mandy’ Gear & More
Some wicked cool prints, shirt designs, and more are available at a small horror-centered business. The Horror Roundup welcomes a unique twist on the films loved by many fans in the genre. Toxic Coffin is for sure a business to check out if you’re looking for something unique for your collection.
‘Hi-Fear’ Digital and DVD Release
From cult directors Brad Sykes (Plaguers, Scream Queen), Todd Sheets (Goblin, Bonehill Road), Anthony Catanese (Sodomaniac, Girls Just Wanna Have Blood) and Tim Ritter (Truth or Dare, Killing Spree) comes the highly-anticipated final film in the cult hit ‘Hi-‘ trilogy, preceded by Hi-8 (2013) and Hi-Death (2018), HI-FEAR – on Digital June 13 and DVD July 11 from Wild Eye Releasing. Combining basic fears and comic books? At the Horror Roundup, that’s a combo made in heaven.
An ambitious young illustrator is forced to create four of the most terrifying stories imaginable for a new comic book based on basic human fears. But with each story she creates, the stakes become higher and more deadly as she delves deeper into the nature of evil itself.
From producers Brad and Josephina Sykes (Plaguers, Camp Blood, Evil Sister 2), HI-FEAR arrives this summer on digital and DVD, complete with deliciously devilish bonus features including audio commentary and a making-of.
DVD BONUS FEATURES:
- Commentary track by all four directors
- Producer commentary track
- ‘They Came From LA’ – The Making of ‘Day Out of Days’
- Stills Gallery
- Reversible DVD sleeve
‘Malum’ Has Officially Arrived on Digital
Malum, written and directed by Anthony DiBlasi, is officially available for digital purchase and rental. The reimagining of DiBlasi’s past film, Last Shift, debuted on March 31st. Horror Roundup readers can now read my review on the title.
MALUM is a bold and expanded reimagining of the 2014 horror cult classic, LAST SHIFT. On a search to uncover the mysterious circumstances surrounding her father’s death, a newly appointed police officer, Jessica Loren (Jessica Sula) is assigned to the last shift in a decommissioned police station where a notoriously vicious cult saw their demise years prior.
The lone officer at the station, she soon finds herself barraged by terrifying paranormal events, and in the process, is taken on a journey during which she learns the shocking truth behind her family’s entanglement with a demented cult leader. MALUM takes the premise of the 2014 festival hit and flips it on its head, thrusting viewers into an unrelenting, adrenaline-fueled, bloody cult nightmare.
‘The Hole in the Fence’ Psychological Drama Out May 26
The Hole in the Fence, a Mexican-Polish psychological drama directed by Joaquin del Paso, is being released on-demand on May 26th. Written by Joaquin and Lucy Pawlak, the film stars Valeria Lamm Williams, Yubah Ortega, Luciano Kurti, Eric Walker, Santiago Barajas, Enrique Lascurain, Jacek Poniedzialek, and Raul Vasconcelos.
At a secluded exclusive summer camp in the Mexican countryside, under the watchful eyes of their adult guardians, boys from a prestigious private school receive physical, moral and religious training to turn them into tomorrow’s elite.
The discovery of a hole in the fence sets in motion a chain of disturbing events as the boys devolve into a Lord of the Flies-like mob mentality that creates and spreads hysteria in this profoundly disturbing coming-of-age drama that unravels like a horror movie while drawing on actual events. Features an original score by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein (Stranger Things).
The Scream Lab – Tumblers for Every Horror Fan
Being ADHD and a horror fan means I will likely have multiple drinks nearby at any moment and/or I’ll watch something on my screen within the genre. Coming across the profile for The Scream Lab on Instagram, I knew I had to include it in a Horror Roundup at some point soon. This is a brand that deserves the creative horror spotlight. Gems and genius collages cover these tumblers and I’ve become obsessed. I’m a horror fan that always wishes to be extra in any way I can be.
The Scream Lab has a design for John Carpenter’s 1978 horror classic, Halloween, that had me audibly saying “Oh, so pretty and shiny!” Like I’ve said, I am neurodivergent as hell and a visual person. They do more than spectacular tumblers, they also have other products such as keychains, socks, clothing, and even custom orders. Check out this woman-owned small business today!