Emilie Autumn Dares You To Venture Into Her 'Asylum'

bloody disgusting - 13 hours 9 min ago

Avante garde “Victoriandustrial” artist Emilie Autumn is set to make five appearances on the upcoming Vans Warped Tour where she will be presenting her “Asylum Experience”, an innovative, immersive environment that will thrust concertgoers into a wild world of burlesque performances, circus attractions, theater acts, and, of course, live musical shows. This fantastical alternate reality will be known as “The Asylum For Wayward Victorian Girls.” Based upon the two video teasers, which you can watch below, the event should be something truly incredible and memorable for any attendee.

Direct from the official press release:
Upon entering the all-day-long Asylum Experience, Warped Tour guests will be thrust into a visually stunning world policed by Victorian doctors and lunatic asylum guards, where striped-stockinged inmates attempt escape (will you help them or join them?), talking rats lead you on a hunt for hidden documents that may just secure your freedom, and a mad tea party proves to be more mad than Alice could ever have imagined (ours features an authentic Victorian electro-shock machine). With multiple tents and interactive elements to choose from and explore, numerous characters to follow, and endless secrets to uncover, every visitor will have a completely unique experience impossible to recreate. Audience participation is taken to a new level as the lines between performer and observer are completely blurred.

In the middle of the Asylum Experience festival area lies “The Cell”, the main stage where Emilie and her glittering cast of lunatics will present her musical extravaganza stage show twice daily before being kidnapped and put back in their cages.

Autumn was featured on our “10 Songs That Should Be In ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’” list, which you can see here.

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June 20: Pomona, CA
June 21:San Francisco, CA
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Dates Set for the 6th Annual Grimmfest Film Festival; 2014 Submissions Now Open!

Dread Central - 17 hours 9 min ago

Ever dreamed of getting your movie shown at one of the UK’s leading horror film festivals as well as in cinemas and on DVD and VOD platforms all around the world? Well, here’s your chance to enter Grimmfest 2014!

The 6th annual Grimmfest will run 2nd-5th October 2014 in Manchester, England. Submissions are now open, and Grimm Up North, the team behind the fest, is looking for the best in horror, cult, weird, and fantastic movies.

If you think this applies to your own cinematic offspring, they'd love to hear from you.

This year, for the first time, Grimm Up North, in partnership with Raven Banner Entertainment, will be offering a very special competition for all submitted feature and short films: When you submit your film for festival consideration, you will also have the option of entering the Grand Jury Competition. The feature winner will be afforded the incredible and unique opportunity of having his/her film distributed in the UK by Grimm Entertainment and sold internationally by esteemed genre specialist sales company Raven Banner.

They will also create a Grimmfest 2014 compilation of the best shorts for UK distribution.

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: Now – 25th April (Cost: Short £12.50. Feature £35.00)
NORMAL DEADLINE: 25th April – 15th Aug (Cost: Short £15.00. Feature £38.50)
EXTENDED DEADLINE: 15th Aug – 29th Aug (Cost: Short £20.00. Feature £49.00)

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Deftones Release A New Song From 'Eros', The Last Album With Chi Cheng

bloody disgusting - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 19:45

A year ago today, original Deftones bassist Chi Cheng passed away after being in a coma for several years following a terrible car accident. Although it seems small in the grand scheme of things, one of the losses fans suffered as a result of Chi’s horrible accident was the loss of Eros, the last album that the band recorded with Cheng.

Today, in a very brief statement via the band’s Facebook which read “Chi, We miss you today and everyday,” the band released one of the songs from that album. It’s a musically melancholic track with uplifting lyrics. But it has that signature Deftones emotion and angst. Below you can hear “Smile”.

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Someone 3D Printed A 'Dead Space' Workbench

bloody disgusting - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 18:21

Whip out your power nodes, because Youtuber Psychobob has created a Dead Space 2 workbench. I want this beautiful thing something fierce. This workbench was crafted using a 3D printer, some design software, and an impressive attention to detail. It looks just like it did in the video game, and the fact that it also has a built-in OLED screen and unfolds much like its virtual counterpart only makes me want it more. Read on to see how this mini-workbench was made.

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Open World Horror Game 'Grave' Is Coming To Xbox One

bloody disgusting - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 17:04

Previously a PC exclusive, developer Broken Window Studios has announced they’ve joined the ID@Xbox program — Microsoft’s program to get games from indie developers on Xbox. This means their surreal open world horror survival game Grave will be coming to Xbox One. According to a post on the game’s Kickstarter campaign, the goal is to release all versions at once (Windows, Mac, Linux, Xbox One) in early 2015.

There’s a ton of horror games coming to PC and Sony has gone out of their way to sign on a bevy of horror titles for PS4, so it’s nice to see a promising title like Grave come to Xbox One. I’ve played it, it’s pretty great.

This is great news, but Grave still needs help with funding. If this is a game you’d like to help see a release, you can support it on Kickstarter.

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'Contagion' Leaves Early Access, Full Release Available Now On Steam

bloody disgusting - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 16:32

Grab some friends, because Contagionmy new favorite cooperative undead shoot ‘em up — has transitioned out of Early Access in favor of a full release on Steam. This is particularly exciting because this is a horror game that was entirely funded by the gaming community — through Kickstarter — and it’s also one of the first crowdfunded horror games to officially release. I’ve spent a fair amount of time with it already, and loved every minute. It’s atmospheric, smart, gorgeous, and crazy addictive.

Check out its new cinematic release trailer after the jump.

Contagion is available now on Steam for $14.99.

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Captain America Shatters the Oculus

Dread Central - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 16:15

Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all? Actually, it was Captain America, followed closely by talking animated birds. The new haunted mirror movie Oculus still managed to score a fair share in its third place opening weekend.

Opinions have been contentious regarding Mike Flanagan’s Oculus, but audiences showed up this weekend for the first wide release horror film in about three months.

The Blumhouse Productions/WWE Studios co-production got off to a modest start with a $12 million opening. According to Box Office Mojo, that’s about on par with the last haunted mirror flick to hit theaters, Mirrors, which opened to a tad more than $11 million.

Divergent’s fifth place weekend granted another $3.4 million, bringing it to over $125 million domestically. The formula should now be obvious to Hollywood producers looking to adapt female-centric genre novels to films: dystopian future romances, yay; supernatural romance, nay. Twilight time has passed and we are now basking in the dawn of Hunger Games-inspired tweenertainment.

The next big screen installment in the Divergent franchise is already set to roll and it was announced this past week that the final book in the series will be, for absolutely no justifiable reason other than to maximize profits, divided into two films. In retrospect, it’s rather amazing that Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy didn’t end up as six films.

Next week, A Haunted House 2 tries to justify its existence while Johnny Depp threatens our existence by turning into the Lawnmower Man in Transcendence and Disneynature’s Bears celebrates Earth Day by showcasing the “giant, marauding, godless killing machines” that haunt Stephen Colbert’s nightmares.

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'Paranormal' Brings Supernatural Horror To Mac

bloody disgusting - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 15:44

The ridiculously creepy supernatural horror game Paranormal has just made the jump to Mac. If you’re unfamiliar with it, the game follows an artist who’s trying to capture hauntings in his apartment. All of the scares are random, making each playthrough unique from the last. And because it’s an Early Access game, developer Matt Cohen is using user feedback to improve the game through a consistent stream of updates.

Even though it released in 2012, I broke all the rules and included it among my list of 2013′s best horror games. Read on to see why.

If you’d like to chase some ghosts — or get chased by them — you can grab Paranormal on Steam for $9.99.

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If You Enjoy Deafhaven, Then You Should Stream Black Monolith's 'Passenger'

bloody disgusting - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 15:00

Fans of Deafhaven should know the name Gary Bettencourt, who has sometimes served as touring guitarist for the group. Bettencourt is a one-man band who has recorded Passenger under the moniker Black Monolith. It’s a vicious mix of black metal, punk, hardcore, doom, and more that coalesces into an emotionally charged, wildly entertaining album. You can stream the album below (courtesy of Stereogum.

The album will be released April 22nd via All Black Recording Company, the vinyl-only record label started by Deafhaven frontman George Clarke. Pre-orders are available here.

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Mondo Opens Up About 'Coraline' And 'Paranorman' Vinyl Releases

bloody disgusting - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 12:30

Mondo is one of those companies that releases some truly amazing soundtracks. They put out Fabio Frizzi‘s The Beyond, Jerry Goldsmith‘s The Omen, and more, each lovingly crafted and gorgeous sounding.

Now Mondo is getting ready for the upcoming releases of the Coraline and Paranorman soundtracks. Both will be available to order through Mondo’s store on April 22nd but the latter will have a limited glow-in-the-dark variant that will be sold exclusively on Record Store Day (April 19th).

Coraline is composed by Bruno Coulais and utilized the Budapest Orchestra and Choir while Paranorman was composed by Jon Brion, who composed Magnolia and Punch Drunk Love.

Below is a gallery of the images and more information can be found here.

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This Cat REALLY Wants Some Attention

bloody disgusting - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 11:42

Cats are assh*les, no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Seriously, they don’t care about people at all. Hell, they even did a study about it. Which is why the below video is just further evidence that cats are some of the biggest jerks around. This guy just wants to show off his shredding skills, which aren’t bad at all (although the backing track sounds like an 80′s/Nickleback mix). But what happens? His damn cat jumps on his lap and won’t leave. Instead, that little furry bastard even starts biting his hand. What a jerk…

Banner image courtesy of Nightgrowler.

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Learn More About Penny Dreadful's Dorian Gray and Brona Croft

Dread Central - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 11:30

Several days ago Showtime released "Penny Dreadful" character posters for Dorian Gray and Brona Croft, portrayed by Reeve Carney and Billie Piper, and now they're back with a new video that reveals a bit more about them both.

"Penny Dreadful" is created, written, and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Neal Street's Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, "Call the Midwife").

Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, and Eva Green star. Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible) directs the first two episodes.

"Penny Dreadful" is set to premiere on Showtime on Sunday, May 11th, at 10PM ET/PT.

Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. "PENNY DREADFUL" is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama.

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There's Yet Another Grimm in Town in Ep. 3.19 - Nobody Knows the Trubel I've Seen

Dread Central - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 12:30

"Grimm" is taking a quick week off before returning on the 25th for its final four episodes of the season, which include a new grimm who first appears in Ep. 3.19, "Nobody Knows the Trubel I've Seen." Here's a preview.

"Grimm" Episode 3.19 - "Nobody Knows the Trubel I've Seen" (airs 4/25/14; 9-10PM)
A LETHAL NEW PRESENCE COMES TO PORTLAND – Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) investigate a dangerous female suspect (guest star Jacqueline Toboni) leaving a trail of Wesen in her wake.

Elsewhere, Adalind (Claire Coffee) takes measures into her own hands, even if that means forging a dangerous alliance.

Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz, Reggie Lee, and Bree Turner also star. C. Thomas Howell, Alexis Denisof, and Philip Anthony Rodriguez also guest star.

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Gain Some Leverage with this Producers' Preview of The Originals Episode 1.18 - The Big Uneasy

Dread Central - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 12:00

The CW's making sure you don't forget its flagship shows are returning from spring break soon, and next on the promo wheel is a Producers' Preview of "The Originals" Episode 1.18, "The Big Uneasy," with Julie Plec and Michael Narducci.

In this new sneak peek narrated by Plec and Narducci, Klaus is making sure Genevieve doesn't take advantage of her newfound success in the Quarter.

"The Originals" Episode 1.18 - "The Big Uneasy" (airs 4/15/14, 8-9pm)
THE FEAST OF THE BLESSINGS - Genevieve (guest star Elyse Levesque) asks Elijah (Daniel Gillies) to allow her coven to publicly celebrate a traditional feast day, where members of the community offer the witches gifts in return for blessings.

Monique (guest star Yasmine Al Bustami) and Genevieve disagree over what the ancestors want from them, and Genevieve reveals her plan to build the witches' power.

When Elijah focuses his attention on restoring their home to its former glory, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) accuses him of doing it only to impress Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin). Next, Klaus sets a new plan in motion by finding Cary (guest star Jesse Boyd), a werewolf from his own line, and sending him off to find a missing piece of family history.

Marcel lets Thierry (guest star Callard Harris) in on his new plan to rebuild his power, but Diego (guest star Eka Darville) has his own ideas about the future. At the Feast of the Blessings, Monique and Genevieve try to use the ceremony to teach Davina (Danielle Campbell) a lesson, but Klaus intervenes and gives Davina a surprisingly important gift.

While Hayley struggles to decide where her loyalties should lie, the ceremony explodes into violence. Leah Pipes also stars.

Related Story: Things Heat Up in this Extended Preview of "The Originals" Episode 1.18 - "The Big Uneasy"

Leslie Libman directed the episode written by Marguerite MacIntyre and Michael Russo.

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[BD Review] 'Enemy' Is a Terrifying Psychological Thriller With Double the Gyllenhaal!

bloody disgusting - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 11:54

Deni Villeneuve’s thriller Prisoners was one of my favorite movies of last year. Since then I’ve been eagerly awaiting his new film Enemy, which was filmed before Prisoners, so it’s technically not new. Either way, the auteur potential exhibited in Prisoners is on full display here. Enemy is a wholly independent doppelganger mind-fuck that’s leaving many folks (including me) scratching their heads. It’s also terrifying the hell out of audiences with its shocking ending, which has got to be one of the most unpredictable climaxes in years.

Beneath a thick cloud of Toronto gloom, history professor Adam (Jake Gyllenhaal) lectures his students about the repeating patterns of totalitarianism that threaten society. The Roman Empire, he explains, used “bread and circuses” to control their citizens. Nowadays, governments limit education and censor media to keep society clueless about what’s really going on. These ideas, I believe, are ultimately what the movie is all about. Not on any conspiracy level though – on a very literal one. If, that is, you can piece together the meaning behind all of the questions, answers, symbols, and spiders Villeneuve presents in the film.

Adam would’ve been a drag in Roman times. His chosen forms of entertainment don’t reach beyond grading papers and screwing his girlfriend. Then one night he rents a “cheerful” movie recommended by a coworker, only to see himself playing a bellboy. Or, someone who looks exactly like him – a bit actor named Anthony. Adam becomes obsessed with his doppelganger (who wouldn’t?) and as confrontations between the two men escalate, some unnerving horrors about themselves and society are uncovered. In nature, two of the same thing cannot exist at the same time. This apparently goes for Gyllenhaals as well.

Enemy is based on the Nobel Prize-winning book The Double by José Saramago. Just from a cursory glance at the book’s synopsis it’s obvious Villeneuve and screenwriter Javier Gullón used the plot to create their own Kafkaesque allegory about fascism. That’s how I interpreted it at least, though the second time around I may draw something else from the puzzle pieces Villeneuve peppers throughout.

The film’s prologue is a big clue, I think. Without spoiling anything, it contains ideas that connect to other key themes in the film: control through entertainment, how men treat women, and, most prevalently, spiders. All of these concepts subtly repeat throughout until the film’s horrifying ending, which reinforces Villeneuve’s heady ideas in the most shit-your-pants way possible.

Enemy clearly weighs on the shoulders of Gyllenhaal, who does a praiseworthy job carrying the film in his dual roles. Mélanie Laurent and Sarah Gadon play his love interests with an icy cool demeanor and the always great Isabella Rossellini has a brief but strong appearance as his mom. Her scene is a short one, but has a couple of plot shockers in it, so pay attention.

With Enemy and Prisoners, Vulleneuve proves he’s capable of creating incredible films on an independent and big studio level. I’ve read a few reactions to Enemy that called it “pretentious,” which I think is complete bullshit. It would be pretentious if the film was vague and surreal with no ideas to back it up, but the clues are all there. Villeneuve wants people to figure it out and he respects the audience enough to allow them to do it themselves, rather than get all pedantic on our asses. To dismiss Enemy as an arthouse wank-off is just plain lazy…and that’s exactly how our fascist rulers want us to be, ya dummy!

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It's Nothing Personal in this Promo for Hannibal Episode 2.08 - Su-zakana

Dread Central - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 11:00

The tables are turning as we head deeper into this season of "Hannibal," inching toward the ending we saw (or think we saw) at the beginning. In any event, here's a preview of the next step on our journey: Episode 2.08, "Su-zakana."

"Hannibal" Episode 2.08 - "Su-zakana" (airs 4/18/14; 10-11PM)
JACK INVITES WILL TO REJOIN THE FBI TEAM - When a young woman’s body is discovered inside of a horse, Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) suggests to Jack (Laurence Fishburne) that Will (Hugh Dancy) be brought in to help crack this peculiar case.

Will has seemingly cast aside his suspicions of Hannibal, resuming their doctor-patient relationship, but Alana (Caroline Dhavernas) remains skeptical regarding Will’s true intentions and worries that Hannibal may still be in danger.

The FBI questions the man they suspect to be the killer in their case, but lack of evidence forces them to let him go. Will and Hannibal race to guard the safety of a witness they believe is in jeopardy, but it might be Will’s own judgment that is in peril.

Also starring Aaron Abrams and Scott Thompson with Chris Diamantopoulos and Jeremy Davies guest starring.

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[BD Review] Amusement Park Thriller 'Scream Park' Is Worth the Price of Admission!

bloody disgusting - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 10:48

Writer/director Cary Hill was able able to fund his ’80s slasher throwback Scream Park a couple years ago thanks to Kickstarter. Since then it’s been kicking ass at festivals and now the masses can finally enter Hill’s house of horrors with Scream Park on DVD and VOD. And believe me, guys, it’s worth the price of admission. While the film may suffer from some of the typical low-budget indie trappings, Hill and co. salvage any shortcomings with cinematic finesse and loads of creepy atmosphere.

It’s the final night of business for the Fright Land amusement park. The remaining skeleton crew decide to give the place a thoughtful send off by getting wasted and screwing in the restrooms. The crew is a ragtag group of goths and geeks, with our protagonist Missie (Nicole Beattie) as the only uncategorized one. While the others party, Missie searches the park for her boyfriend, who’s been M.I.A. since closing time. As she scours the park, she runs into two mysterious figures – one with a burlap sack over his head, the other wearing one of those dick-nose masquerade numbers. When they spot Missie the two figures saunter off, but it soon becomes apparent that they’re not there to stay in the shadows.

You see where this is going, I’m sure. Once the two guys, Iggy and Ogre, are introduced, Scream Park does divert a bit from the well-worn path of stalk and slash. Missie has to play detective, and she gradually uncovers the path that led these two hillbilly psychos to the park. Without spoiling anything, it’s a fairly interesting motive to kill a bunch of people. In our world of corporate greed, it’s also a sadly tangible one.

Seeing a film marketed as an “’80s slasher throwback” always makes a siren flare up in my head. A lot of the ones I’ve seen recently sure have plenty of slashing, but disregard crucial aspects like atmosphere, suspense, and characters worth a damn. Cary Hill and co. have their shit together though. Scream Park is a deliberately paced thriller that miraculously doesn’t fall back on any “creepy carnival” cliches. There’s no over-obvious, lingering shots of scary clown faces or played out “creepy carnival” shit like that. They never even go in the haunted house attraction! Iggy and Ogre could’ve easily been carnies or clowns themselves, with caked on makeup and painted on grins, but by making them some local shitkickers, Hill establishes Scream Park as part of a bigger world.

The film was shot at an actual amusement park, Conneaut Lake Park in Pennsylvania. The location immeasurably helps drench the film in atmosphere. A lot of the most tense scenes are set against the carnival lights, which really adds some juice to the horror. My only issue is that I feel like the location wasn’t utilized to its fullest potential. There are a lot of tight shots, making the park feel smaller than it obviously is. No geography is really established either, so it was impossible to tell where characters were in relation to each other. When the location was taken advantage of for a few super wide shots, they’re really chilling.

The acting drags the film down in parts, particularly when all the kids are together. A lot of their dialogue timing sounds awkward and some of the actors inflect really weird. Nicole Beattie is great though – she’s really the film’s linchpin. She plays Missie real sympathetic with just the right amount of toughness. Beattie makes a solid final girl.

Nivek Ogre of Skinny Puppy fame plays Iggy, which might be confusing because his partner in the film is named Ogre, but he’s played by Ian Lemmon. Nivek really hams it up as Iggy, the fraternal sleaze bucket. The first girl he kills, he grinds up on her from behind while doing it – you can tell he’s really getting his rocks off. It’s a funny performance, but at times he goes overboard and it almost seems like he’s in a different movie. There’s a fun cameo by Doug “Pinhead” Bradley too.

There’s really a lot to enjoy in Scream Park. If you can get over the amateur acting it’s a real blast for genre fans. I mentioned earlier the whole “’80s slasher throwback” buzz term, but just ignore that and settle in for a unique, entertaining little ride.

Scream Park is available on DVD and VOD April 22 from Wild Eye Releasing. The DVD includes commentary with Cary Hill and some bloopers.

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Syfy Greenlights Another New Series: Space Opera The Expanse

Dread Central - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 20:02

Syfy continues to ramp up its slate of new scripted dramas with a straight-to-series order for space opera project "The Expanse," based on the book series by James S.A. Corey, it was announced today by Syfy President Dave Howe.

The 10-episode order is Syfy’s boldest new series commitment to date. "The Expanse" is produced by Alcon Television Group (ATG), a division of Alcon Entertainment, and marks the company’s first series order.

"The Expanse" does sound a lot more sci-fi than horror so we probably won't be covering it much more but thought fans of the books would certainly be interested in the news about the series, which follows.

Related Story: Syfy Announces Two New Series: "Z Nation" with Zombies and "Olympus" with Gods and Monsters

Academy Award-nominated screenwriting duo Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Alfonso Cuaron’s Children of Men, Iron Man) wrote the pilot and will continue to serve as writers as well as executive producers.

A thriller set two hundred years in the future, "The Expanse" follows the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship’s captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.

Said Howe, “‘The Expanse’ is epic in scale and scope and promises to be Syfy's most ambitious series to date. Bringing this coveted book franchise to television with our partners at Alcon and the Sean Daniel Company is a giant win for Syfy, reinforcing our overall strategy to produce bold, provocative, and compelling sci-fi fantasy stories. 'The Expanse' joins a killer line-up of high-concept, high quality series, along with recently announced original projects ‘Ascension,’ ’12 Monkeys,’ the renewal of ‘Helix,’ and the soon to premiere ‘Dominion.'”

ATG President Sharon Hall states, “‘The Expanse’ is an addictive, sophisticated, character-driven franchise; and Mark and Hawk are the perfect people to steer it. Their script is a totally immersive and accessible sci-fi journey. We are thrilled to be in business with Syfy on this venture.”

Brown and Daniel state: "‘The Expanse’ is one of the most special pieces of material we've ever encountered, and it has been our dream to bring it to life since the moment we read it. We couldn't be more excited to be doing it with this team of all-stars - Mark, Hawk, and our partners at Alcon and Syfy.”

Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson will serve as executive producers with Sharon Hall. Alcon Television executive Ben Roberts will serve as co-producer. Ben Cook will serve as producer. Sean Daniel (Graceland, The Mummy) and Jason Brown of the Sean Daniel Company developed the original pitch with Fergus and Ostby and will also executive produce.

Developed with the Sean Daniel Company as a direct-to-series project, Alcon is financing and executive producing the hour-long, ten-episode series based on the popular New York Times bestselling book series collectively known as The Expanse, written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (under the pen name James S. A. Corey). Abraham and Franck will be show producers.

The multi-installment, best-selling book series is published in 17 countries, including China, France, Japan, Australia, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom. Book One in the series, Leviathan Wakes, was nominated for a Hugo Award as well as a Locus Award, while Caliban’s War was nominated for a Locus Award.

As the sole studio, Alcon retains the much-in-demand worldwide distribution rights. Alcon is currently out to cast and directors.

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Justin Jordan Unleashes Carpenter-Inspired 'The Spread'

bloody disgusting - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 19:52

Image just sent out this sweet image teaser for a new series series from Justin Jordan and Kyle Strahm, “The Spread”. Justin Jordan said of the series that it “could be described as Lone Wolf and Cub in a world eaten by John Carpenter’s The Thing, on the right side of the line”. Even if you don’t read comics, just look at the teaser and it may change your mind.

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God Save Us from this New TV Spot for The Quiet Ones

Dread Central - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 19:45

A new TV spot for Hammer's upcoming spooker The Quiet Ones is here, and it's pretty damned creepy. Let's hope that vintage Hammer vibe will once again live on, shall we? Check it out!

The Quiet Ones is written and directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2) and stars Jared Harris ("Mad Men," The Ward), Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Erin Richards ("Breaking In," "Being Human"), Olivia Cooke ("The Secret of Crickley Hall," "The Fuse"), and West End theatre actor Rory Fleck-Byrne.

It's produced by James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through the Gift Shop), Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust, and Simon Oakes along with Steven Chester Prince and Ben Holden in association with The Traveling Picture Show Company (TPSC).

Look for The Quiet Ones in US theatres on April 25, 2014, from Lionsgate.

The Quiet Ones (inspired by true events) tells the story of an unorthodox professor who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist. Based on the theory that paranormal activity is caused by human negative energy, the rogue scientists perform a series of tests on a young patient, pushing her to the edge of sanity. As frightening occurrences begin to take place with shocking and gruesome consequences, the group quickly realizes they have triggered a force more terrifying than they ever could have imagined.

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