Rob Zombie's 3 from Hell has found its exclusive streaming home, as the ultra-violent horror flick is heading to Shudder early next year. After a long period of anticipation, the movie finally made its way into theaters last month with its home video release hitting store shelves in October. Those waiting to stream the movie will be able to do so in February 2020, as Shudder has confirmed its deal with Lionsgate to bring 3 from Hell to the popular horror streaming service.
"After more than 10 years, Rob Zombie has delivered," says Shudder GM Craig Engler. He adds, "3 from Hell has the grit, blood and bite we'd expect from a highly anticipated sequel to the crucial Devil's Rejects. As we were with Zombie's 31, Shudder is thrilled to shock and shake our members with the return of the Fireflies."
3 from Hell is the third installment of a trilogy, following up Zombie's debut movie House of 1000 Corpses and its sequel The Devil's Rejects. At the end of the prior movie, it appeared Otis Driftwood, Baby Firefly, and Captain Spaulding had all perished in a hail of gunfire, putting an end to their brutal string of murders. 3 from Hell brings back Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie, and Sid Haig as the murderous trio by revealing the three had all miraculously survived their many gunshot wounds. Unfortunately for everyone else, this kind of evil cannot be contained, and it's not long before the Fireflys are killing indiscriminately once again.
Due to his heh, Haig's involvement in 3 from Hell had to be limited to a single scene in the beginning of the movie. Sadly, the actor would pass away just last month, days after 3 from Hell had its theatrical premiere. Stepping in to replace Captain Spaulding for the next killing spree from the Firefly family is Winslow "Foxy" Coltrane, played by 31 star Richard Brake. While Haig's overall presence in the movie is very badly missed, Brake contributes to the new story well in his own macabre and sickening ways. Also appearing in the movie opposite the murderous trio are various recognizable stars such as Dee Wallace, Danny Trejo, Daniel Roebuck, Jeff Daniel Phillips, and Pancho Moler.
Courtesy of Fathom Events, 3 from Hell went to theaters for a special three-day event in September, complete with exclusives for each of the showings. Because of its success, a fourth theatrical date was added for October to give more fans a chance to catch the sequel on the big screen. The movie is turning out to be a hot seller on home video as well, following its release on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD earlier this month. Wal-Mart's exclusive version of the movie comes complete with Foxy's "Disco Sucks" T-shirt shown in the character's mugshot photo, and if you're lucky, you may still be able to find one of these sets in a store local to you.
3 from Hell will arrive on Shudder in February 2020. If you're unwilling to wait to stream it, you can buy the home video version of the slasher sequel anytime. Because it features everything we've come to expect from Rob Zombie by this point in his career, fans of the horror director will definitely need to check this one out in one way or another. This news comes from Shudder.
EXCLUSIVE: Russian director Timur Bekmambetov has never been one to shy away from a technical challenge.
The innovative Unfriended $63m U.S. box office and Searching $75m filmmaker is now working on his latest feature in his home country, war pic V2. Escape from Hell. As we reported when we first revealed the project in February, the film is already notable as the first blockbuster movie to be shot entirely in a vertical format.
Now, as the coronavirus pandemic disrupts film and TV productions around the globe, Bekmambetov and his team are planning to utilize technology to allow them to continue shooting.
This Friday at Lenfilm studio in St. Petersburg, the production plans to film a full air battle scene. To achieve this with minimal social contact, they will place lead actor Pavel Priluchny in a cockpit, with LED screens around him simulating the conflict. The screens will be displaying footage from the video game War Thunder, with Priluchny piloting a virtual plane in the game, dogfighting against real gamers. After shooting, the footage will be brought up to scratch using VFX.
Bekmambetov will direct the sequence remotely using the Microsoft Teams collaboration platform. There will also be a live cast of the shoot which will be broadcast online on social networks by the production.
“V2. Escape From Hell will be the first movie about Word War II designed for GenZ. We would like to narrate this story using modern and high-tech visual means,” Bekmambetov told us. “The shooting inside a computer game will add entertainment to the project and fully immerse the viewer in what is happening on the screen — an experience that today’s gamers get from Russian-made computer games with their high realism and attention to detail.”
“We are making a war film here, and what is broadcast in the news resembles a ‘military communiqué’ related to coronavirus — there is a curfew, food supply interruptions, panicking population, etc,” the filmmaker continued. “If they were going on making their films during World War II, least of all can we give in to despair now. We are looking for new ways to continue making our films, and we are helped by new technologies and a creative approach. This enables an ongoing shooting without exposing the film crew to health risks.”
V2. Escape From Hell is planning to release in 2021 in two formats – a horizontal version for cinemas and a vertical one for mobile phones. It stars Priluchny as Mikhail Devyatayev, a captured Soviet pilot who leads an escape from a German concentration camp by hijacking an aircraft. The story is based on real events, the 75th anniversary of which was marked in February.
The movie is co-produced by Bazelevs studio, Voenfilm and MTS mobile...