Update Rundown: Zulawski’s “COSMOS”, Keating’s “PSYCHOPATHS”, More…


As the wicked world turns, FANGORIA continues to sink our teeth into the latest and greatest in horror happenings. And to keep fright fans informed in a timely fashion, FANGO has rounded up the head-turning headlines from across the lurid landscape for your reading pleasure!

First off comes a report from Deadline, who state that boutique label Kino Lorber has acquired the distribution rights for POSSESSION director Andrzej Zulawski’s latest film, COSMOS. The film, which hit the festival circuit this past fall, wound up as an honorable mention on FANGO’s Top 10 Films we’d hope you see in 2016, and Lorber will ensure that as the report mentions Lorber will give the film a limited theatrical release this summer, followed by a subsequent VOD and home media release in the fall. Stay tuned for more coverage on the film as it becomes available.

Next up is the latest from one of the busiest filmmakers in horror, Mickey Keating, who debuted the poster and plot details for his next film, PSYCHOPATHS, over at Entertainment Weekly. While cast details remain under wraps, the film follows several serial killers over the course of a single night, and is being described as a “sprawling, psychedelic ensemble piece.” With the film currently filming in L.A., PSYCHOPATHS could potentially be Keating’s third film to release in 2016, with his psychological fright flick DARLING and the explosive action-thriller CARNAGE PARK both aiming for releases this year.

Lastly, it seems that Dimension Films will indeed release AMITYVILLE: THE AWAKENING to theaters on April 1st after several delays as they have debuted the latest poster for the film over at Marie Claire. The poster curiously goes heavy on the social media aspect of our lead character (perhaps a sign of Blumhouse’s UNFRIENDED success) and one would assume that a new trailer would be on the way soon as well, potentially paired with the release of THE WITCH this weekend. Another curious element to note is that the film is claiming it is not yet rated, despite previously carrying an R-rating for the cut that was supposed to hit early last year. Does that mean Dimension will be editing the film for a PG-13? Are they holding back the rating as to garner interest without turning off younger viewers off the bat? Only time will tell.

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Ken W. Hanley

Ken W. Hanley is the Managing Web Editor for FANGORIA and STARLOG, as well as the former Web Editor for Diabolique Magazine and a contributing writer to YouWonCannes.com. He’s a graduate from Montclair State University, where he received an award for Excellence in Screenwriting. He’s currently working on screenplays, his debut novel “THE I IN EVIL”, and various other projects, and can be followed on Twitter: @movieguyiguess.

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