(Article by Robert Lewis) Lionsgate. Sometimes I love them. Other times I loathe ’em. When it comes to hardcore R-rated horror, they’re far from shy. Zombie’s House of 1K Corpses, it’s superior (and much edgier) follow-up, The Devil’s Rejects, Roth’s Hostel…and sadly…it’s lackluster sequel, Hostel II, William Friedkin’s Bug, and the once-entertaining, but now bloated and over-indulgent, Saw franchise are among their recent theatrical releases. Add to that roster the Elisha Cuthbert driven Captivity, Jim Issac’s Skinwalkers and the yet-to-be-announced-for-released Shannyn Sossamon and Alecia Moore (a.k.a. Pink) starring Catacombs, and you’ve got a nice little platter of grue-soaked terror pieces to satisfy that horror hungry gut of yours…
The online film poster database IPM scored an exclusive image of the international one-sheet for the above-mentioned Catacombs. Now approaching its second year without a US release, the Tomm Coker and David Elliot directed horror-thriller, in collaboration with the folks at Twisted Pictures, is said to take place in Paris’ titular Catacombs (the 200-mile deep grave site of over 7 million people) where an American tourist (A Knight’s Tale’s Shannyn Sossamon) is stalked by a mysterious being with a goat for a head.
The underground horror opus has been doing the “release date shuffle” for the longest of time. Once planned for an October release of last year, then switched to a May debut of this year, the latest news is that the film will first premier overseas (July 6th of this year is a mentioned date), with an American release following sometime in 2008.