The ‘Inside’ Remake is Opening Sitges!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 11:06

The 49th Sitges Film Festival will be raising its curtain with the European premiere of Inside, directed by Miguel Ángel Vivas (Kidnapped, Extinction), with screenplay by Jaume Balagueró ([REC]) and his usual collaborator Manu Díez, and starring Rachel Nichols (The Loop, Tokarev, Fantastic Four) and Laura Harring (Mulholland Drive, Inland Empire, Love in the Time of Cholera, The Punisher). It’s an Adrián Guerra and Núria Valls (Nostromo Pictures) production.

The audience’s worst fears will come to life in Inside, the opening film at the 49th Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, which will be taking place from October 7-16th. Once again, the Festival is banking on local production for the opening gala, reaffirming its commitment to Catalan cinema.

Inside’s story follows in the footsteps of the film it’s based on, À l’intérieur, directed by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, and that made an impact on audiences at Sitges 2007 and has become a cult film.

Pregnant and depressed, a young widow tries to rebuild her life following the fateful car accident where she lost her husband and partially lost her hearing. Now, about to go into labor, she’s living in a remote house in the suburbs when, one Christmas night, she receives an unexpected visit from another woman with a devastating objective: to rip the child she’s carrying from inside her. But a mother’s fury when it comes to protecting her child should never be underestimated. Rachel Nichols and Laura Harring play the two main roles in this brutal and bloody hand-to-hand combat.

Inside is produced by Nostromo Pictures, a Barcelona based company that’s behind Rodrigo Cortés’ films Buried and Red Lights; Grand Piano, that opened the 2013 Sitges Film Festival, or the box office sensation Palmeras en la Nieve. It has the thrillers El Guardián Invisible and Contratiempo well under way.

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Guess Who Could Be Remaking ‘An American Werewolf in London’? (Exclusive)

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 10:48

The most difficult subgenre to tackle, in my opinion anyways, is that of the lycanthrope. I don’t know what it is about werewolf movies, but they’re so difficult to get right, which is why it’s always exciting to get new additions like Late Phases or Howl.

While Ginger Snaps may be my own person favorite werewolf film, there’s no argument that John Landis’ 1981 An American Werewolf in London, which won an Oscar for “Best Makeup” (Rick Baker), is the gold standard.

With nearly everything being remade, it shouldn’t shock any of us to learn that An American Werewolf in London, too, is getting the reboot.

We’ve been poking around this for quite some time, but it’s been all but confirmed by the writer behind it – Max Landis. Yes, John’s son, who scripted the awesome Chronicle, as well as Victor Frankenstein and the upcoming “Channel Zero” on Syfy, is allegedly penning a modern take on his father’s classic. Here’s his tweet, which has since been deleted:

Since I get the question all the time:
There’s only one of my dad’s movies I’d ever be willing to try to remake and I’m already doing it.

— Max Landis (@Uptomyknees) August 18, 2016

Update: After this morning’s speculation, Max has since denied the report, although we can confirm that he was in fact developing this project for his father. It’s unclear if he’s working on this or something else as well.

The question is, will it be called An American Werewolf in London or just simply American Werewolf, which would avoid rights issues? I love how easily this franchise could expand… An American Werewolf inJapan? Hawaii? Mexico? Ohio? What we do know is that the project is now at Universal after originally being announced over at Dimension.

Whatever the case, I like Landis’ work, and think that it’s sort of cool that he’s revisiting his father’s classic. And for the record, I’m not anti-remake…I’m anti-bad movies. Landis is a really good writer. Feel good about this.

And just for fun, let’s take a look back to two years ago when Landis hilariously reenacted David Naughton’s transformation scene in a spoof for Cinefix…

Update #2: Bloody-Disgusting has known that Landis has been working on this project for quite a while but what we just learned is that the intention has always been for him to direct! Watch this spot for official news as it comes in.

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New “Morgan” Teaser Goes From Birth to Death

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 09:57

A new teaser for the upcoming sci-fi horror/thriller Morgan has been released. This one mixes footage from the film as well as promotional clips to create a story of the beginnings of Morgan through her childhood and into her adolescence, where shit basically hits the fan and people start to die. You can watch the clip below.

In the film from producer Ridley Scott, which strangely has an Alien vibe, “A corporate risk-management consultant has to decide and determine whether or not to terminate an artificial being’s life that was made in a laboratory environment.

Morgan stars Kate Mara (“American Horror Story”), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), Rose Leslie, Boyd Holbrook, and Paul Giamatti. Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer, and Mark Huffam will all be acting as producers.

The film was directed by Luke Scott and will be released on September 2nd, 2016.

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‘Death House’ Poster Boasts Its Horror Roster

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 09:43

Over a year ago, we posted a story about a film called Death House, which was being hailed as the “Expendables of Horror”. Starring some of the biggest names throughout the past few decades of horror, the story was based upon a script written by Gunnar Hansen, the man who played the original Leatherface.

The indie production, directed by B Harrison Smith, features the likes of horror fav Kane Hodder (Hatchet, Jason in a handful of Friday the 13th sequels) as well as Barbara Crampton (You’re Next, From Beyond, Re-Animator, We Are Still Here) and Dee Wallace (The Howling, Critters, The Lords of Salem, Cujo, E.T.).

A poster designed by Sean “OddNMacabre” was released for the film, which you can now see below. The tagline promises that “Hell isn’t a place. It’s a sentence.

In the film, “Two federal agents fight their way through nine levels of Hell inside a secret prison known as the Death House. A facility-wide prison break turns their flight into a tour of horrors as they push toward the ultimate evil housed in the lowest depths of the earth.

Also starring are Tony Todd, Bill Moseley, Adrienne Barbeau, Michael Berryman, Debbie Rochon, Barbara Crampton, Sid Haig, Gunnar Hansen, Bill Oberst, and a number of other surprises.

Produced by Entertainment Factory’s Rick Finkelstein and Steven Chase, Death House is directed by B Harrison Smith (Camp Dread, Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard, 6 Degrees of Hell, The Fields). Smith wrote the screenplay based on the original story by Texas Chain Saw Massacre legend, the late Gunnar Hansen.

The pic revolves around federal agents Cody Longo (Piranha 3D) and Cortney Palm (Zombeavers, Sushi Girl, Silent Night) fighting their way into the bowels of a federal prison that holds the worst prisoners on earth.

Practical effects are mastered through the wizardry of Roy Knyrim’s SOTA FX (Gods and Monsters, Ed Wood).

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New “Scream Queens” Season 2 Trailer is “Priceless”

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 09:13

A new teaser for the second season of “Scream Queens” has been released and, according to Jamie Lee Curtis, it’s “…priceless“. The near minute long teaser doesn’t show any footage from the show itself but rather introduces the actors that we’ll be seeing through the season, including one that’s wearing a faux-Hannibal Lecter mask.

Season Two of SCREAM QUEENS graduates from the college campus and into an all-new location, as a terrifyingly funny murder mystery will begin once again. This time, the show will be set in a hospital, where some of the most fascinating and bizarre medical cases are under observation.

“Scream Queens” stars Emma Roberts, Abigail Breslin, Billie Lourd, Taylor Lautner, John Stamos, and Jamie Lee Curtis.

The show is executively produced by Ryan Murphy (“American Horror Story”), Brad Falchuk (“Glee”), and Ian Brennan (“Glee”). Emma Roberts, Abigail Breslin, and Billie Lourd return and are joined by Taylor Lautner, Colton Haynes, and John Stamos.

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Gamescom 2016: Little Nightmares Trailer Will Give You Nightmares

Dread Central - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 20:25

Bandai Namco showed off a new trailer for the recently announced horror title Little Nightmares at Gamescom, and as expected, it looks creepy as hell.

From the Press Release:
Leading interactive entertainment media publisher and developer BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today announces LITTLE NIGHTMARES, a new adventure title that places players in the role of “Six,” a helpless little girl dressed in a yellow raincoat on a mission to escape from The Maw – a vast, mysterious vessel inhabited by corrupted souls looking for their next juicy meal. Developed by Tarsier Studios, LITTLE NIGHTMARES is set to be released digitally for the Americas in spring 2017 on the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.

LITTLE NIGHTMARES presents a grim, shadow-filled adventure through an interactive storyline, outstanding sound design, and a unique art style that is sure to deliver eerie chills and goosebumps. Players will discover that LITTLE NIGHTMARES blurs the lines between dreams and nightmares as they explore The Maw in an effort to escape its nightmarish confines. Gruesome enemies and environments can be found at every turn on this strange vessel; the fate of Six lies in the skillful hands of players.

“It’s taken us about 10 years to come to this moment, to reveal the most exciting game in our company history, a dark, thrilling tale of grotesque misfits!” said Andreas Johnsson – Business Developer & Deputy CEO at Tarsier Studios “Since publishing the teaser last year, we’ve worked day and night to bring the game to life; and now we are beyond excited to show our first original game at Gamescom, LITTLE NIGHTMARES.”

“With LITTLE NIGHTMARES the team at Tarsier Studios is creating a game experience that tackles a subject everyone can identify with, childhood fears and nightmares,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “We’re looking forward to LITTLE NIGHTMARES giving players a heart-pounding adventure, some chills, and maybe a few screams along the way.”

Overcome your childhood fears with LITTLE NIGHTMARES for the first time at Gamescom 2016, which will be displayed in BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe’s booth located in the Gamescom Entertainment Area, Hall 8, Booth B20.

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Make Your Own Stranger Things-Themed Title

Dread Central - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 20:01

“Stranger Things” mania continues to roll on with the advent of a new website that will take whatever text you enter and give it that “Stranger Things” look!

Visit Make It Stranger online to get started while we wait for news about Season 2.

“Stranger Things” stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and Matthew Modine.

Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (“Wayward Pines,” Hidden) serve as writer, directors and co-showrunners of the series, and are executive producers along with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen via their 21 Laps entertainment banner (The Spectacular Now, Night At The Museum, Real Steel, Date Night). Shawn Levy also serves as director.

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Gamescom 2016: Dead Rising 4 Footage Looks Like Crazy Good Fun

Dread Central - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 18:29

Some Dead Rising 4 gameplay footage debuted at Gamescom, and as you’d expect, it features a ton of zombie hordes being slaughtered in the most brutal ways imaginable, not to mention some pretty sweet zombie selfies.

To be honest, aside from the reveal of a seemingly super-powered glowing zombie, this new footage doesn’t show us much of what we haven’t already seen; but damn, it’s always great fun to kill waves of the living dead.

Dead Rising 4 drops on December 6th (and Amazon is already taking pre-orders) so we don’t have long to wait until it’s zombie massacre time again.

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Amy Forsyth Stirs Up Creepypasta in Channel Zero: The No-End House

Dread Central - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 17:55

Some quick casting news has come in for the new Syfy series “Channel Zero,” as Deadline is reporting that “The Path” star Amy Forsyth has been tapped to topline the second installment of the horror anthology series, which has been subtitled “The No-End House.”

Inspired by Brian Russell’s “creepypasta” tale, “Channel Zero: The No-End House” tells the story of a young woman named Margot Sleator (Forsyth; pictured), who visits the No-End House, a bizarre house of horrors that consists of a series of increasingly disturbing rooms. When she returns home, Margot realizes everything has changed.

Nick Antosca will return as writer, executive producer, and showrunner for the second installment alongside executive producer Max Landis with Universal Cable Productions as the studio. The six-episode first installment of the series, “Channel Zero: Candle Cove,” is set to debut September 27. “Channel Zero: The No-End House,” part of the two-season original pickup for the show, will premiere in 2017.

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Syfy’s “Channel Zero: Candle Cove” Teaser Trailer Has Bite! (Exclusive)

bloody disgusting - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 17:48

Syfy is getting into the anthology game with “Channel Zero”, which begins on September 27 with the inaugural season, “Channel Zero: Candle Cove”.

“Candle Cover” is an original six-part anthology series based on Kris Straub’s unnerving short story from creepypasta that gained notoriety online. It centers on one man’s obsessive recollection of a mysterious children’s television program from the 1980s – and his ever-growing, dreadful suspicions about the role it might have played in a series of nightmarish and deadly events from his childhood.

We have an exclusive look at the series’ first ever teaser trailer that will strike fear into anyone afraid of the dentist. Instead of a dentist, though, what would you do if you came across a monstrous tooth monster? I believe this is a horror first?!

Independent filmmaker Craig William Macneill directs all six episodes of “Channel Zero: Candle Cove,” which hails from Universal Cable Productions. Nick Antosca (“Hannibal”) wrote the pilot and will serve as showrunner and executive producer alongside Max Landis (Victor Frankenstein, Chronicle).  Harley Peyton (“Twin Peaks”) is writer-co-executive producer. Don Mancini (“Hannibal”, creator of Child’s Play) also serves as a writer-supervising producer.

“Channel Zero: Candle Cove” stars “Newsroom’s” Paul Schneider and Harry Potter‘s Fiona Shaw.

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Gamescom 2016: Agony Dives into the Bowels of Hell

Dread Central - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 17:41

None of us is going to Hell when we die because y’know, it ain’t real, but the upcoming horror game Agony from Polish developer Madmind Studio gives us a taste of what eternal damnation could be like. And it sure doesn’t taste like strawberries and cream.

An extended gameplay video was released at Gamescom, and damn, it looks nasty. This is a vision of Hell that will be haunting our dreams for years to come.

Agony does not yet have a release date, but we’re definitely keeping this hellish adventure on our video game watch list.

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Gamescom 2016: Bandai Namco Challenges Your Perception of Reality in Get Even

Dread Central - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 17:30

Developed by Polish studio The Farm 51, the psychological horror title Get Even will be published by Bandai Namco next year. Watch the Gamescom trailer below, and prepare to lose your grip on reality.

From the Press Release:
Leading interactive entertainment media publisher and developer BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today announces GET EVEN, a psychological thriller that will have players questioning their perception of reality and justice. Developed by Polish video game developers at The Farm 51, GET EVEN is set to be released in spring 2017 on the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.

In GET EVEN players take the role of Cole Black, who awakens in an old abandoned asylum.  His sole memory is the attempted rescue of a teenage girl with a bomb strapped to her chest, the rest of his memories wiped away. Players will explore an eerie and destitute world on a mission to discover the truth behind his traumatic memory. GET EVEN’s twisted tale will have players questioning their perceptions of reality and the true meaning of justice as they unravel the mystery of how Cole ended up in the asylum and the fate of that teenage girl. GET EVEN will deliver an unparalleled sense of immersion through the use of Auro-3D acoustics technology from Auro Technologies.

“GET EVEN is the biggest title that has ever been produced in our studio – it features the deepest story and the most advanced technology our teams have ever worked on,” said Wojciech Pazdur, Development Director at The Farm 51. “Thanks to the support we are receiving from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, we have now taken this up to the next level and polished every aspect of the game in ways that were not possible before. Today, we are extremely happy that we can finally show the new face of GET EVEN to both players and media, immersing them into a new experience and asking them to find out: “What is real?”

GET EVEN is currently rated “RP” for Rating Pending by the ESRB. The game will be coming to the Americas for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC via Steam in spring 2017. To learn more about BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.’s other products, go to  bandainamcoent.com or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS or on Twitter at twitter.com/bandainamcous.

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Horrorbilly/Bluegrass Group The Pinebox Boys Announce Fifth Album ‘The Feast of Three Arms’

bloody disgusting - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 17:17

San Francisco horrorbilly/alt-bluegrass group The Pinebox Boys have announced that they will be releasing their fifth studio album The Feast of Three Arms on October 21st.

Featuring 17-tracks, The Feast of Three Arms continues the story of a killer named Willie, who has been the focus of the previous four albums.

On their fifth album, The Feast Of Three Arms, the murder balladeers introduce us to Willie’s cousin, Jubal with No Last Name, and his quest to kill the man that did his mama wrong.

Below is the full track list and there’s a stream of the song “Just a Crush”, which appeared on their 2005 album Arkansas Killing Time.

The Feast Of Three Arms Track Listing:
1. Introduction
2. Mama Had A Third Arm
3. It’s Comfy in My Coffin
4. That Boys is Trouble Pt. II
5. Parmalene
6. Crow Feathers
7. I Killed the Band
8. Our Christian Duty
9. Mighty, Mighty Preacher
10. The Judge
11. Rise
12. Dog Named Death
13. Meet My Wife
14. Blameless
15. Rushee Roo-let
16. The River
17. Bury Me

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Here’s a Grainy Look at Javier Botet’s ‘It’ Character “Leper”

bloody disgusting - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 16:55

Paparazzi photos of Javier Botet’s character as “Leper” have surfaced online and show the character in full makeup, which looks gnarly, to say the least. We’re not going to host the image ourselves but we’ll point you to Lilja’s Library for the best view, although there are several others that you can check out that aren’t nearly as interesting.

Related: Javier Botet: Horror’s Most Terrifying Special Effect!

Yesterday, the first official look at Pennywise in full costume was revealed and it definitely caused a lot of debates. Some find it to be a great outfit while others find it almost comical. Meanwhile, I’ll wait to see Bill Skarsgard in action before I come to my own opinion.

Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Nicholas Hamilton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, and Jeremy Ray Taylor are the modern Losers’ Club, seven kids who are terrorized by Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard).

Creature performer Javier Botet will play The Leper, and Owen Teague plays Patrick Hocksetter, a bully who torment the Losers’ Club.

Muschietti directs from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman and Chase Palmer. Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg, and Barbara Muschietti produce.

In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers’ Club come face to face with life problems, bullies, and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.

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The Exorcist Spins Heads at Halloween Horror Nights; Hollywood Tickets On Sale NOW!

Dread Central - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 16:27

Universal is truly pulling out all of the stops when it comes to making this year’s Halloween Horror Nights event the biggest and scariest one ever! Enter… The Exorcist!

From the Press Release:
Universal Studios Hollywood announces that tickets are now on sale for “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood, including a newly introduced After 2 p.m. Day/Night Combo ticket inviting guests to experience the theme park’s most exciting attractions by day and remain for the terror that awaits at “Halloween Horror Nights,” which kicks off Friday, September 16, 2016.

Tickets to this year’s event are available for purchase here, including the Frequent Fear Pass, which allows guests to visit multiple times throughout the event. Guests purchasing the all-new After 2 p.m. Day/Night Combo ticket can enjoy the park’s popular daytime attractions such as “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem,” and “Fast and Furious—Supercharged” on the world-famous Studio Tour by day, then step into the mazes and attractions located throughout the park to experience the terror of “Halloween Horror Nights” for one admission price.

“Halloween Horror Nights” guests can also purchase the popular Front of Line ticket, enabling them to enjoy one-time priority access to all the mazes, attractions, all-new Terror Tram, and the special hip hop dance performances by the returning Jabbawockeez.

Advance purchase for all tickets is recommended as event nights will sell out.

“Halloween Horror Nights” dates are: September 16, 17, 23, 24, 29, 30, October 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 and November 4 and 5, 2016.

“Halloween Horror Nights” brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror inspired by TV and film’s most compelling horror properties. This year’s all-new terrifying line-up includes:

All-New Mazes:

· For the first time ever, supernatural thriller The Exorcist will take possession of “Halloween Horror Nights” in an all-new horrifying maze. In “The Exorcist,” guests will see, hear, feel – and even smell – every iconic levitating, head-spinning, vomit-wrenching, skin-crawling moment from the film. The maze will recreate some of the film’s most haunting scenes, ushering guests into its unparalleled terror as if their very souls were possessed by the devil. They will be paralyzed with fear as they witness the power of the supernatural, scream uncontrollably as they become part of Regan MacNeil’s possession, and run in terror as they try to escape the horrific battle between innocence and evil.

· “American Horror Story” has terrorized television viewers for five suspenseful installments, and for the first time ever, three chapters will come to life in a new frightening maze. Guests will venture through Ryan Murphy’s groundbreaking horror anthology, encountering a plethora of iconic scenes and memorable characters designed to jolt them to their very core. Twisted Murder House scenes from Installment 1 will unleash the evil spirits that possess the Harmon estate, spiraling guests through decades of the tortured dead who previously resided there. From Installment 4’s Freak Show, guests will join a troupe of biological misfits in a sinister sideshow where they will be stalked by the murderous and deformed Twisty the Clown. Finally, guests will succumb to the warped desires of The Countess after checking in to the haunted Hotel Cortez, conceived from the beginning as a torture chamber for its customers, from Installment 5.

· Escaped mental patient Michael Myers makes a homecoming return in “Halloween: Hell Comes to Haddonfield,” an all-new maze inspired by the second film in the classic Halloween horror franchise. Echoing the infamous words uttered by the film’s Dr. Sam Loomis, “You can’t kill the Boogeyman,” the twisted maze will shed new light on the terrifying lunacy of Michael Myers as he scours the streets of Haddonfield and stalks the halls of Haddonfield Memorial Hospital in ruthless pursuit of victims.

· In “Freddy vs. Jason,” demented killer Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street) returns to the scene of the crime, this time accompanied by notorious hockey mask killer Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th) to inflict twice as much terror. Inspired by the 2003 film that brought together two of the biggest icons in horror history, this new experiential maze will thrust guests into an epic battle between Freddy and Jason and a showdown in which the fate of only one mass killer will survive.

· The unspeakable terror embroiled within “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Blood Brothers” maze will pit guests against the unsavory wrath of demented killer Leatherface and his mentally unhinged brother Chop-Top as they unite in misery to expand the family’s cannibalistic enterprise and slaughter a new generation of innocent victims. With the perverse duo at the helm of a grotesque BBQ restaurant staged inside a dilapidated roadside gas station, unwitting guests will soon come to realize the new terror that awaits as the blood brothers continue their hedonistic prey on human flesh.

· Tis the season for “Krampus” as the terrifying dark Christmas legend is manifested into a maze based on the Christmas-themed horror film. The dead of winter sets the stage for the terror that’s about to unfold one cold, dank and dreary Christmas Eve as the fabled anthropomorphic “half-goat, half-demon” horned creature emerges to terrorize those devoid of holiday spirit. Guests will navigate the dysfunctional Engel family home to encounter the evil ancient spirit of Krampus – the dark shadow of Saint Nicholas – and his band of Dark Elves and sinister Gingerbread Men, who cause the family to fight to see the light of day.

· “The Walking Dead” new permanent attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood will have a starring role at “Halloween Horror Nights.” By elevating the scares with more walkers and effects for the nighttime event, “The Walking Dead” creates a no-holds-barred experience that significantly intensifies any other iteration previously developed within the theme park. Coupled with authentic walker make-up effects, sophisticated animatronic walkers, substantially more detailed set design and costuming, and highly recognizable props replicated from the series, the attraction delivers an uncompromised realistic environment that brings guests even further into the most watched show in cable television history.

Scare Zone:

· A terrifying twist on this year’s scare zone, “Halloween Horror Nights” introduces a new themed experience, inspired by Universal Pictures’ disturbing blockbuster trilogy, “The Purge: Election Year,” that permeates all areas of the park. Iconic scenes from each of the frightening films will recreate the turmoil and pandemonium that exists when masked vigilantes hunt for victims during the government’s annually sanctioned killing spree. Like civilians in the movie fighting to survive, guests must rely on their cunning wit, luck and speed as they attempt to outsmart and outlive the anarchy brought about by those who believe in an “eye for an eye.” An original scare zone element will be “The Purge: Gauntlet of Fear” that delivers unbridled fear as guests are funneled through an area of the park to try and escape the horrors of the mass slaughter that awaits them.

Show:

· Back by popular demand, Jabbawockeez, the acclaimed, award-winning hip hop dance crew, returns to the stage within the Special Effects Show venue, donning their signature white masks as they perform a repertoire of innovative, synchronized choreography before an enthusiastic crowd. The all-new, high-energy Jabbawockeez show, created exclusively for “Halloween Horror Nights,” will once again underscore the dance crew’s unique brand of humor as they transport guests into a new realm of gravity-defying dance, elevated to new heights by special effects and pulse-pounding music.

Theme Park Attractions:

· “Jurassic Park—In the Dark,” “Revenge of The Mummy—The Ride,” “Transformers: The Ride—3D,” and “The Simpsons Ride” will be open during “Halloween Horror Nights.”

For more information about “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood, visit HalloweenHorrorNights.com. Join the “Halloween Horror Nights” conversation using #UniversalHHN on Facebook at Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood and Instagram; Halloween Horror Nights on Twitter and Periscope @HorrorNights. Add username “HorrorNights” on Snapchat for nightly live content, and watch the terror come to life on the Halloween Horror Nights YouTube Page.

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Stephen King’s It – First Look at The Leper!

Dread Central - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 16:11

One of the things that has us most excited for Andy Muschietti’s take on Stephen King’s It is the addition of creature performer Javier Botet to the cast to play The Leper. If you head on over to Lilja’s Library, they have some behind-the-scenes paparazzi images of Botet in character.

We have one below; check out the other images here and here.

Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Nicholas Hamilton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, and Jeremy Ray Taylor play the Losers’ Club, seven kids who are terrorized by Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard). In addition, creature performer Javier Botet has signed on as The Leper, and Owen Teague plays Patrick Hocksetter, part of a group of bullies who torment the Losers’ Club.

Andy Muschietti directs from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman and Chase Palmer. Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg, and Barbara Muschietti produce. The story will be spread across two films.

Synopsis:
In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers’ Club come face to face with life problems, bullies, and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.

And here’s a lightened version so you can better see the costume.

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‘The Neon Demon’ Struts the Catwalk to Home Video

bloody disgusting - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 16:08

Amazon Studio’s The Neon Demon (read our review) directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, is a sumptuous horror-thriller, set in the highly competitive and often vicious world of fashion modeling, where the term “eat their own” takes on a decidedly new meaning.

When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will use any means necessary to get what she has.  The film is co-written by Refn (BronsonDrive, Only God Forgives, Valhalla Rising), Mary Laws (”Preacher”) and Polly Stenham; and stars Elle Fanning (MaleficentSuper 8), Karl Glusman (LoveStonewall), Jena Malone (Inherent ViceThe Hunger Games series), Bella Heathcote (Pride and Prejudice and ZombiesDark Shadows), Abbey Lee (Gods of Egypt,Max Max: Fury Road), with Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men,” Drive), and Keanu Reeves (John WickThe Matrix series).

The film will be released on Digital HD & VOD on August 30 and on Blu-ray & DVD on September 27. Special features on the Blu-ray and DVD release include audio commentary with Director Nicolas Winding Refn and Elle Fanning, and two featurettes – “Behind the Soundtrack of The Neon Demon” and “About The Neon Demon.”

Shot in Los Angeles, the “city of dreams,” The Neon Demon, features a driving electronic soundtrack by Cliff Martinez, who previously composed the celebrated scores for Refn’s films Drive and Only God Forgives, and stunning high fashion by costume designer and past Refn collaborator Erin Benach (Drive).

The film is produced by Lene Børglum (DogvilleOnly God Forgives), Sidonie Dumas, and Vincent Maraval. Executive producers are Christophe Riandee, Brahim Chioua, Christopher Woodrow (BirdmanKiller Joe), Michael Bassick (BernieThe Ten), Steven Marshall, Michel Litvak (WhiplashDrive), Gary Michael Walters (WhiplashDrive), Jeffrey Stott (2 GunsDrive), Rachel Dik (Old Fashioned), Victor Ho (The World Made StraightFast Food Nation), Manuel Chiche, Matthew Read, and Thor Sigurjonsson. Co-Producers are K. Blaine Johnston and Elexa Ruth.

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Fantastic Market 2016 Announces First Wave Screenings and Events

Dread Central - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 15:36

The Fantastic Market at next month’s Fantastic Fest is undergoing a big time change this year, expanding into a full-on industry forum for genre films. The first wave of programs and premieres was just dropped into our inbox, and as always, we’re excited to share the info with you. So read on, fiends!

From the Press Release:
Fantastic Fest is proud to announce the first wave of programing for the 2016 edition of Fantastic Market, the festival’s industry program which runs September 22-25, 2016. Fantastic Fest takes place September 22 – September 29, 2016 at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin, TX.

This year’s Fantastic Market brings significant changes as the event moves from a Latin American-focused genre project market into an industry forum for genre films. Market Director Rodney Perkins says: “We have transformed the market into a full-fledged industry event with screenings, talks, panels, film pitches and special guests from all over the world. Our goal is to become the premiere industry forum for genre films.”

Fantastic Market will kick off with a keynote talk from two of the most knowledgeable minds in the genre world: Ryan Turek (BLUMHOUSE) and Travis Stevens (SNOWFORT PICTURES). Travis Stevens says: “I began my career as a producer at Fantastic Fest and will likely be wheeled back on my deathbed. In the meantime I’m excited to share what I’ve learned about the genre business with the next generation of rule breakers.” Ryan Turek says: “Fantastic Fest has always been a home away from home for me and I’ve attended as a fan, a journalist and a judge. I’m excited the team asked me to return for the market this year. I can’t wait to not only participate, but also check out some amazing genre films. This year looks incredible.”

In addition to the keynote, Fantastic Market will host a number of other talks and panels featuring special guests. Screenwriter and producer Rodo Sayagues (PANIC ATTACK, EVIL DEAD and DON’T BREATHE) will present a special talk about the genre film industry. SpectreVision founders Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah, Josh C. Waller, and CEO Lisa Whalen return to Fantastic Market with another program of unique offerings. SpectreVision has produced such cult favorites as A GIRL WALKS AT HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, COOTIES and THE GREASY STRANGLER, and recently expanded into television, gaming and music.

Finally, the 2016 crop of Fantastic Market film projects reflects the event’s new expanded scope. The initial selection reflects a wide-ranging mix of newcomers and veterans from around the world including people involved in such films as THE VOID, THE HITCHER, HERE COMES THE DEVIL, ABCS OF DEATH, and numerous others. Two projects- JAIRO’S REVENGE and BIRTHDAY PRESENT-were selected through Fantastic Market’s collaboration with Ventana Sur’s Blood Window genre market.

Stay tuned for more announcements regarding Fantastic Market programming, including additional film projects, screenings and other events.

This year’s initial slate of film projects:

IT WAITS BELOW
USA
Director: Eric Red (THE HITCHER, NEAR DARK)
Producer: Soyoung Jung, Brendan McCarthy (LET US PREY, WAKEWOOD), John McDonnell (LET US PREY, WAKEWOOD)
A three-man submarine crew dive to the deepest part of the ocean to salvage priceless treasure from a sunken shipwreck, unleashing a nightmarish extraterrestrial organism they must survive when the sub gets stranded at the bottom of the sea.

DIRT EATERS
Canada
Director: Chris Nash (ABCS OF DEATH 2)
Producer: Peter Kuplowsky (THE VOID, ABCS OF DEATH 2, MANBORG), Shannon Hanmer (ABCS OF DEATH 2), Ant Timpson (ABCS OF DEATH, DEATHGASM)
A down-and-out woman befriends a squirm of intelligent carnivorous worms, and seeks revenge on the small town officials that turned their backs on her, in this poli-sci-fi horror satire that evokes BLACK MIRROR and TREMORS.

BIRTHDAY PRESENT (REGALO DE CUMPLEAÑOS) – 2016 BLOOD WINDOW SELECTION
Mexico
Directors: Christian Cueva (JIRON), Ricardo Farías
Producers: Adrián García Bogliano (SCHERZO DIABOLICO, HERE COMES THE DEVIL), Andrea Quiroz Hernández (SCHERZO DIABOLICO, HERE COMES THE DEVIL)
When you accept a gift, you also accept its consequences.

JAIRO’S REVENGE (LA VENGANZA DE JAIRO) – 2016 BLOOD WINDOW SELECTION
Colombia/Guatemala
Director: Simón Hernández (PIZARRO)
Producer: Ivette Liang (VENICE)
A documentary about cult terror film director Jairo Pinilla, in his attempt to finance and produce his last dream project he’s been working on for 6 years, THE SPIRIT OF DEATH, the first 3D terror film made in Colombia.

EL CUCUY
USA/Canada
Director: Gigi Saul Guerrero (EL GIGANTE)
Producer: Raynor Shima (EL GIGANTE)
A group of troubled kids at a residential treatment center are forced to work together despite their differences to defeat an ancient creature that is stalking and feeding on all of the naughty children within the facility.

ZERCH
USA
Director: J. Xavier Velasco
Producer: Javier Gonzalez (VALEDICTORIAN)
A police detective investigates a missing person case that leads her to a body-snatcher creature who uses humans as hosts in order to survive.

It Waits Below

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Scream Factory Details Lady in White Blu-ray; Three Different Cuts!

Dread Central - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 15:16

Few movies make for better Halloweentime watching than Frank LaLoggia’s Lady in White, and as we recently learned, Scream Factory is giving it a timely first-ever Blu-ray release this coming September. On tap today? Full release details, which reveal that the 2-disc set will feature THREE different cuts of the classic film.

I don’t want this. I need this. Not in September. NOW.

From the Press Release:
Sometimes it takes a little help from the living for the dead to rest. Scream Factory™ proudly presents Lady in White for the first time ever on Blu-ray on September 27, 2016. This 2-disc set includes the never-before-released full-length director’s cut, extended behind-the-scenes footage, and many more special features.

For ten year old Frankie Scarletti (played by Lukas Haas), school isn’t just a place for learning. On Halloween of 1962, after being forced to spend the night locked in the coffin-like confines of his fourth-grade cloakroom, Frankie discovers the ghost of a little girl who was murdered in the very same room ten years earlier by a serial killer that has eluded the police for the last decade . With the death toll continuing to rise, Frankie, along with the help of the girl’s restless spirit, takes it upon himself to bring the killer to justice.

Originally released in 1988, this thriling ghost tale comes from director Frank LaLoggia (Fear No Evil) and stars Stars Lukas Haas (Witness), Alex Rocco (The Godfather, The Simpsons, The Facts of Life) , Katherine Helmond (Soap, Who’s The Boss) and Len Cariou (Blue Bloods).

Special Features:

DISC ONE – Director’s Cut (117 minutes)

  • EXTENDED Behind the Scenes Footage – production and post production
  • Introduction by Frank LaLoggia
  • Audio Commentary with Frank LaLoggia
  • Behind the Scenes Footage with introduction by Frank LaLoggia
  • Deleted Scenes with introduction by Frank LaLoggia
  • Promotional Short Film
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Alternate Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Behind the Scenes Photo Montage
  • Extended Photo Gallery

DISC TWO – Extended Director’s Cut (127 minutes) & Original Theatrical Cut (113 minutes)

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‘Don’t Breathe’: Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette and Daniel Zovatto Talk About Their Favorite Scenes (Interview)

bloody disgusting - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 14:56

Don’t Breathe is one of 2016’s best horror movies, and its release is just around the corner. Our own Jimmy Champane sat down with the stars of the film, Jane Levy (Evil Dead), Daniel Zovatto (It Follows) and Dylan Minnette (Goosebumps) to talk about staying in Detroit, their favorite scenes and how it feels to die in the trailer. Also, make sure to check out yesterday’s interview with writer/director Fede Alvarez right here.

Related: Red Band ‘Don’t Breathe’ Trailer is “Really Fucked Up”

Three teens who get away with perfectly planned home robberies have set their sights on one last payout that will get them out of crime forever. Their target: a reclusive blind man with millions of dollars in hiding. But as soon as they break into his home, the tables are turned and they find themselves trapped and fighting for survival against a psychopath with secrets of his own.

Related: [Special Report] Fede Alvarez on the Terror of ‘Don’t Breathe’

Don’t Breathe stars Jane Levy, Daniel Zovatto, Stephen Lang, and Dylan Minnette. It was written by Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues with Alvarez directing. The film is produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert for Ghost House Pictures. J.R. Young, Nathan Kahane, Joe Drake and Erin Westerman executive produce.

Don’t Breathe opens on August 26th.

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