Have you ever wanted to play some Slipknot for your kids but your pesky significant other won’t let you? Aside from committing a felony, my recommendation is to wait just a little bit longer and then get the Twinkle Twinkle My Little Rock Star Slipknot edition! Featuring lullaby covers of some of your favorite Slipknot tracks, it’s sure to be a big hit with the kiddies AND will be mellow enough to ensure you don’t get put into the dog house! And just so you can get an idea of what it sounds like, an official stream of “Before I Forget” can be heard below.
The album comes out July 2nd and is available for pre-order on iTunes.
Have you ever seen Uwe Boll's weirdo slasher flick Seed? Better yet, have you even heard of it? It doesn't matter. Do you remember a couple of weeks ago when we announced a sequel was coming? You either have a short memory or are blocking.
Either way, check out the first official one-sheet for Seed 2 below.
Dr. Boll will be serving as producer on this one with Marcel Walz directing. Caroline Williams, Christa Campbell, Nick Principe, Jared Demetri Luciano, Manoush, Natalie Scheetz, Annika Strauss, and Sarah Hayden star.
Plot details are currently under wraps, but we'd expect lots of hammering, slicing, dicing, screaming, and all around general mayhem. You gotta like that, right? That's just how these movies roll. In the first 2007 film, a seemingly undead man is bound and buried alive but digs himself back to the surface and seeks bloody vengeance on those who caused his suffering.
Stoker hit Blu-ray and DVD today via 20th Century Fox, and we have a look at a special motion poster to mark the occasion! Check it out, and if you dig it, run out and get yourself a copy. And again... don't forget a pair of patent leather shoes while you're out shopping.
From the Press Release
Academy Award® winner Nicole Kidman*, Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode star in this “darkly wicked, beautifully executed mystery” (Los Angeles Times) by critically acclaimed filmmaker Park Chan-wook (Oldboy). Following the tragic death of her father on her eighteenth birthday, India Stoker (Wasikowska) meets Charlie (Goode), her charismatic uncle, whom she never knew existed. When Charlie moves in with India and her unstable mother (Kidman), both are drawn to his charming and calming demeanor. But it soon becomes clear that Charlie’s arrival was no coincidence and that the shocking secrets of his past could affect India’s future...or shatter it completely.
*Actress, The Hours, 2002.
Look for it in stores on June 8th.
The release of one of the spookiest films of the year, The Conjuring, is heading toward you like a runaway ghost train and we have 25 pairs of tickets to give away for an extremely early Los Angeles screening!
Here are the whens and the wheres.... Wednesday, June 26th at the Arclight Hollywood at 7:30pm! Simply click here for your tickets and if you miss out you can also try for them at Bloody Disgusting and Shock Till You Drop. HURRY UP! Once the 25 pairs are gone, they are GONE! Winners with our passes can attend a 6:30pm private reception at the 2nd floor bar area where the film's props will be displayed and Hors D'Oeuvres will be served.
Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. Based on a true story described in the book House of Darkness, House of Light: The True Story by Andrea Perron, The Conjuring tells the horrifying tale of how world renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
From New Line Cinema comes a feature film drawn from the case files of married demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren. The Conjuring stars Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga ("Bates Motel," Orphan) and Patrick Wilson (Hard Candy, Insidious) as the Warrens and Ron Livingston (HBO’s “Band of Brothers”) and Lili Taylor (Public Enemies) as Roger and Carolyn Perron, residents of the house.
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Joey King (Crazy, Stupid, Love), Shanley Caswell (Detention), Haley McFarland (TV’s “Lie to Me”), Mackenzie Foy (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), and newcomer Kyla Deaver play the Perrons’ five daughters, and Sterling Jerins (World War Z) is the Warrens’ little girl, Judy.
James Wan (Saw, Insidious) directs from a screenplay by Chad Hayes and Carey W. Hayes (The Reaping). The film is produced by Peter Safran, Tony DeRosa-Grund, and Rob Cowan with Walter Hamada and Dave Neustadter serving as executive producers. Reuniting with the director are members of his Insidious creative team, director of photography John Leonetti, editor Kirk Morri, and costume designer Kristin M. Burke, and his Saw production designer, Julie Berghoff. The music is composed by Joseph Bishara.
New Line Cinema presents an Evergreen Media Group/Safran Company Production of a James Wan Film: The Conjuring. The film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
The film opens officially in the US and the UK on July 19, 2013.
Los Angeles readers do we have a haunting summer treat for you!
Bloody Disgusting, in conjunction with DreadCentral and Shocktillyoudrop, has been provided with 25 PAIRS of tickets to a very special early presentation of James Wan’s The Conjuring that will take place Wednesday, June 26th @Arclight Hollywood (6360 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028).
From the director of Saw, Insidious, Dead Silence and the forthcoming Insidious Chapter 2, fans who RSVP and arrive early will be treated to a private reception at the 2nd floor bar area where the film’s props will be displayed and Hors D’Oeuvres will be served. The event starts at 6:30PM (although I recommend arriving early), with the screening beginning at 7:30PM. There may be a special guest or two in attendance.
TO RSVP IMMEDIATELY AND LOCK IN YOUR TICKETS CLICK HERE.
“Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. Based on a true story, The Conjuring tells the horrifying tale of how world-renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.”
In theaters July 19, the film stars “Bates Motel’s” Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor, Joey King, Shanley Caswell, Haley McFarland, Mackenzie Foy, Kyla Deaver, and Sterling Jerins.
Juan Antonio Bayona has made quite a name for himself with films like The Orphanage under his belt, and now the time has come to see what this incredibly capable filmmaker can do on the small screen, specifically for Showtime with "Penny Dreadful."
From the Press Release
Critically-acclaimed, award-winning Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible, The Orphanage) will helm the first two episodes in the eight-episode series order of the upcoming SHOWTIME drama "PENNY DREADFUL" – 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). "PENNY DREADFUL," a psychosexual horror series, features some of literature’s most iconic figures and will begin production in London this fall.
In "PENNY DREADFUL," some of literature’s most famously terrifying characters – including Dr. Frankenstein and his creature, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula – become embroiled in Victorian London. The series weaves together these classic horror origin stories as the characters grapple with their monstrous alienation. This project marks Logan and Mendes’ second major collaboration, following Skyfall, their box office record-breaking James Bond film, which Mendes directed and Logan co-wrote; and their first ever collaboration for television. The project will be produced by Mendes' production company Neal Street Productions.
Bayona is an acclaimed and award-winning director, best known for his work on the hugely successful 2007 horror film The Orphanage and the 2012 Oscar-contender The Impossible, starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts in her Golden Globe and Oscar-nominated role.
We're back with another installment of Radio 66.6! This week features the latest news, music, videos and tour dates from the likes of Between the Buried and Me, Dying Fetus, The Devil Wears Prada, Gwar, Palms, Iwrestledabearonce, Saxon, Kanye West and more.
Don't touch that dial!
The Devil Wears Prada will release their new, as yet untitled album on September 17th via Roadrunner Records.
Unearth have signed a North American record deal with eOne Music. They'll release their sixth album later this year.
In case you missed the news, Rob Zombie will have his own Great American Nightmare haunted house attraction in Los Angeles this Halloween season. There will also be performances from musicians of many genres. Details can be found here.
Stream Palms' self-titled debut album here. The band is made up for Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno and former members of Isis.
Listen to a new Iwrestledabearonce song titled "Thunder Chunky" here. Late For Nothing will be released on August 6th via Century Media Records.
Listen to a clip of a new Norma Jean song here. The band's new album, Wrongdoers, comes out on August 6th via Razor & Tie.
Watch P.O.D.'s music video for "Beautiful" here. Murdered Love is out now on Razor & Tie.
Rap isn't a genre we usually cover around these parts, but Kanye West released a pretty cool American Psycho-inspired commercial for his new album, Yeezus (which is out now). Check it out here.
Between the Buried and Me will perform both parts of The Parallax in their entirety on their headlining tour this fall. The Faceless, The Contortionist and The Safety Fire will join the band. Dates can be found here.
Gwar, Hatebreed and Iron Reagan are hitting the road together for a few shows. Dates can be found here.
Saxon and Fozzy are teaming up for the "Sacrifice and Sin Tour." Dates are here.
Dates for Dying Fetus' tour with Exhumed, Devourment, Abiotic and more can be found here.
Chimaira will headline a summer tour with support from The Browning, Threat Signal, and Dark Sermon. Dates are here.
Attika 7 and Scorpion Child have been added to this summer's Mayhem Festival.
Be sure to check back every Monday for the latest music news!
Lionsgate has announced two new films coming to home video, and we have all the artwork and details for the upcoming releases of Rapture-Palooza and Vampire right here for you! Read on for details.
From the Press Release
The psychological horror film Vampire arrives on DVD, Digital Download and Video on Demand August 20 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. A Grand Jury Prize nominee at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, the seductive thriller directed by Iwai Shunji (New York, I Love You) stars Kevin Zegers (TV's "Gossip Girl"), Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider) and Adelaide Clemens (The Great Gatsby), with Kristin Kreuk (TV's "Beauty and the Beast") and Rachael Leigh Cook (TV's "Perception"). The Vampire DVD will be available for the suggested price of $26.98.
On the surface, Simon (Zegers) is a dedicated teacher, living a normal life. But he has a dark secret - he is a vampire, compelled to drink human blood in order to survive. Using online chat rooms as his hunting grounds, he searches for suicidal young women who satisfy his hunger and ensure his survival.
Non-believers unite in the satirical, irreverent comedy Rapture-Palooza, arriving on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) and Digital Download August 20 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. From the writer of Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and the producers of Bad Teacher, the laugh-out-loud film features a hilarious cast including Craig Robinson (TV's "The Office," Hot Tub Time Machine), Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect, The Twilight Saga), John Francis Daley (TV's "Bones" and "Freaks and Geeks"), Rob Corddry (Warm Bodies, Hot Tub Time Machine) and Ana Gasteyer (TV's "Saturday Night Live," Mean Girls).
The Blu-ray Disc and DVD include an audio commentary with Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry and Rob Huebel, deleted scenes, a gag reel and a featurette. The Rapture-Palooza Blu-ray Disc and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.99, respectively.
When the apocalypse actually happens and a billion people are raptured to heaven, Lindsey (Kendrick) and her boyfriend Ben (Daley) are left behind in suburban Seattle. Amidst talking locusts, blood rain showers and pot-smoking wraiths, the young couple attempts to live a normal, everyday life. When the Anti-Christ (Robinson) settles down in their neighborhood, things quickly take a turn for the worse, especially after Lindsey finds herself as the object of Satan's affection. With the help of family, friends and a lawn-mowing zombie, the duo set off to stop the Devil from taking an unwilling bride, and they may just save the world in the process.
Get Your Fill of Creepy Crawlies in this Sneak Peek of Primeval: New World Episode 1.03 - Fear of Flying
As we warned you when posting the preview of "Primeval: New World" Episode 1.03, "Fear of Flying," over the weekend, if you're the least bit squeamish about bugs, this might not be the episode for you. But if you're feeling brave, check out this sneak peek!
The 13-episode "Primeval: New World" stars Niall Matter ("Eureka"), Sara Canning ("The Vampire Diaries"), and Danny Rahim ("Eastenders") as a team of animal experts and scientists investigating paranormal events while battling both prehistoric and futuristic creatures. Amanda Tapping, who starred in the Syfy series "Sanctuary" and most recently recurred on "Supernatural," directed several episodes.
"Primeval: New World" Episode 1.03 - "Fear of Flying" (airs 6/22/13):
Evan (Niall Matter) and Dylan (Sara Canning) must travel to the past to save a small airplane that became trapped there after flying through an anomaly.
Some show floor photos from the ongoing Licensing Expo have hit the Interwebs featuring some banner art for Legendary Pictures' upcoming version of Godzilla along with goods from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Ghostbusters, Divergent, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Coming Soon is the one we have to thank for the eye candy, the most curious of which is the Ghostbusters one touting the film's 30th anniversary. Could this be the first real indication that Ghostbusters III is indeed happening, or is it simply an ad celebrating the occasion? Only time will tell.
The rest of the art you see below has either been released before or recycled to mark the available rights to upcoming products based on each film. I don't know about you guys, but I personally cannot wait for my Divergent throwing knife replica, which also makes the ideal coat hook!
Look for more on each of these flicks soon!
A Grand Jury Prize nominee at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, the seductive thriller directed by Iwai Shunji (New York, I Love You) stars Kevin Zegers (TV’s “Gossip Girl”), Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider) and Adelaide Clemens (The Great Gatsby), with Kristin Kreuk (TV’s “Beauty and the Beast”) and Rachael Leigh Cook (TV’s “Perception”). The Vampire DVD will be available for the suggested price of $26.98.
“On the surface, Simon (Zegers) is a dedicated teacher, living a normal life. But he has a dark secret – he is a vampire, compelled to drink human blood in order to survive. Using online chat rooms as his hunting grounds, he searches for suicidal young women who satisfy his hunger and ensure his survival.“
I hate moths. They’re ugly butterflies — I’m not being mean, they know this — and that makes them bitter. That’s why every time I go outside, without fail, one dive-bombs me. If I were able to speak Moth, I’d probably hear its desperate pleas for me to smash its ugly ass into the ground so as to put it out of its misery.
Thankfully, there’s an indie developer out there who seems to feel the same way about Moths as I do. They’re called One Aperture, and their debut game is an atmospheric top-down isometric survival horror game (that’s a mouthful) called Motte Island. It’s still very much a work in progress, but it looks fun and moderately creepy. See it in action after the break.
If you’d like to join the fight against the entire Moth species, you can support Motte Island by voting for it on Steam Greenlight.
Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein will be joining Danzig for a European tour on the 25th Anniversary tour. The group will be performing a set of their classic horror-punk influenced hits. The tour dates can be seen below.
Doyle recently recorded his debut solo album Abominator, which was made available for limited digital release. You can purchase the album on Amazon.
19.6 WED.- UK- MANCHESTER ACADEMY 1
20.6 THURS.-UK WOLVERHAMPTON CIVIC
23.6 SUN. – CLISSON, FRANCE HELLFEST
24.6 MON.- UK LONDON ROUNDHOUSE
4.7 THUR.- OSLO, NORWAY SENTRUM SCENE
6.7 SAT.- GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN METALTOWN
2.8 FRI.- ZURICH, SWITZERLAND KOMPLEX
3.8 SAT.- GERMANY WACKEN OPEN AIR
31.8 WED.- VIENNA, AUSTRIA ARENA
Showtime and producers John Logan and Sam Mendes have hired Juan Antonio Bayona (pictured above; The Orphanage, The Impossible) to direct the first two episodes (out of 8 total) of the psychosexual horror series “Penny Dreadful,” which starts shooting in London later this year.
“The series draws from famous works of literature, posing that some of the most terrifying protagonists — Dr. Frankenstein and his creature, Dorian Gray, Dracula’s Van Helsing and more — come together in Victorian London.”
According to Showtime honcho David Nevins the show is, “very realistic, it’s very grounded; the characters are are in very human form in turn of the century London. There will be one central point, but it’s a fairly ensemble series in the way Downton Abbey is an ensemble.”
So Pacific Rim is poised and ready to become every fanboy's wet dream movie of the summer (we just cannot wait!), and director Guillermo del Toro had some interesting goodies to talk about in terms of the franchise's future.
"We’re been talking about the idea for [the sequel] and working on a pitch,” Del Toro tells Deadline. “And there will be a Mexican Jaeger! Having had two to three years pass from the first Pacific Rim to the second movie, we can also prepare a good video game, continue the graphic novel, and continue the mythology."
Legendary CEO Thomas Tull cautioned about getting too premature about sequel talk before the movie comes out. “We’d like to do it, but it’s up to the audience — ultimately we’ll have to see how it does,” Tull said.
Look for Pacific Rim, directed by Guillermo del Toro, in theatres July 12th of 2013. Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini, Rob Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., and Diego Klattenhoff star.
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From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ epic sci-fi action adventure Pacific Rim.
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes--a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)--who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
Update: Bethesda crashed our little party, the video has been taken down.
This video probably won’t stay up for too long, so I suggest checking it out before Bethesda tears the video down. Youtuber GammersStyle has posted a video recorded during one of the behind-closed-doors press showings of Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami’s The Evil Within. The only gameplay we’ve seen so far has revolved around Sebastian’s trying to escape from a chainsaw-wielding maniac — this video has all new footage, including a bloody hall scene that’s more than a little reminiscent of The Shining and a brief look at that bloody four-armed boss lady.
It’s shoddily recorded and the cameraman has a nasty habit of only capturing the top half of the screen, but don’t let that keep you from enjoying a brief sneak peak of this crazy exciting next-gen horror game.
The Evil Within launches on the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2014.
On June 28th Doppelganger Releasing will launch the Australian horror-comedy 100 Bloody Acres (review) into limited theaters and onto various VOD platforms, and to celebrate this momentous occasion, we have a handful of new stills for you. Dig it!
Written and directed by Colin and Cameron Cairnes, the film stars Damon Herrriman, Angus Sampson, Anna McGahan, Oliver Ackland, Jamie Kristian, and Wolf Creek's John Jarratt.
In 100 Bloody Acres, brothers Reg and Lindsay Morgan are struggling to keep their organic blood and bone fertilizer business in motion. Their secret “recipe” for success (using dead car crash victims in their product) was a huge boon to business, but lately supply has been gravely low. Months have passed since their last find, and an important new customer is now waiting on a delivery. When junior partner Reg (Damon Herriman, "Justified") stumbles upon three travelers stranded on a remote country road, he cooks up a radical solution to their problem and a way of finally gaining the respect of his bossy big brother (Angus Sampson). But when Reg starts to fall for Sophie, one of the intended victims, things get complicated…
The official home video release details have arrived for the new flick from the makers of Zombie Strippers, entitled Alyce Kills, and we have all the info you need right here. Dig it!
From the Press Release
Chaos unleashes when ALYCE KILLS comes to DVD August 20 from Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment, Bloody Disgusting Selects and The Collective. The nightmarish wonderland of sex, drugs and violence is directed by Jay Lee (Zombie Strippers) and features a killer cast, including Tamara Feldman (Hatchet, "Gossip Girl"), James Duval (Donnie Darko, Doom Generation), Eddie Rouse (Pandorum, Undertow), Larry Cedar (The Crazies), Yorgo Constantine (Fast Five), Megan Gallagher ("Millennium"), Rena Owen (Once Were Warriors), Tracey Walter (Repo Man, Batman), Bret Roberts (May, Nightstalker) and Jade Dornfeld in her film debut as the titular character Alyce.
Panicked by the horror of accidentally pushing her best friend off the edge of a building, Alyce (Dornfeld) becomes entangled in a web of lies with the police about her involvement. When she finds out her friend miraculously survived, Alyce’s life begins to unravel with guilt as she loses sleep, her job and eventually her sanity. Alyce finally decides to take back control of the situation but realizes there is only one way to hide her secret. Watch Alyce’s mind tear itself apart, along with anyone who gets in her way, when ALYCE KILLS arrives on DVD August 20 for the suggested retail price of $14.93. Featuring behind-the-scenes footage, cast interviews and the official trailer, the film will also be available for digital download.
Life takes a downward spiral for Alyce after a night of partying goes terribly wrong and she accidentally pushes her best friend off of a building. Panicked, Alyce lies to the police about her involvement. When she later learns that her friend miraculously survived, she begins to unravel, losing sleep, her job and eventually her sanity. When she eventually decides to take control, she unleashes enough chaos to satisfy any gorehound.
Benjamin Rivers’ 2D survival horror game Home released just over a year ago for PC, and later this week (Thursday, June 20th) it’ll finally find a home on iOS devices. It’ll cost just $2.99 and bring with it brand new content, including new environments to explore. If you’d rather not get your horror fix on the go, Home will be coming to Mac later this summer, complete with all the extra features iOS users will have. Trailer after the jump.
If you simply cannot wait for Thursday, I recommend grabbing the game on Steam for $2.99.
A second set of new stills and new artwork has come our way for The Fourth Kind director Olatunde Osunsanmi's latest film, entitled Evidence, and we have 'em for ya here! Read on for full release details and more!
Look for the flick on premium VOD on June 21 and in theaters on July 19 in Los Angeles, New York, and major US markets, followed by an unrated DVD and Blu-ray release on August 20th.
From the Press Release
Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, has officially slated EVIDENCE from director Olatunde Osunsanmi (The Fourth Kind). The film stars Stephen Moyer (HBO’s “True Blood,” Strange Love), Radha Mitchell (Silent Hill, Man on Fire), Torrey Devitto (The CW’s “The Vampire Diaries”), Caitlin Stasey (I, Frankenstein), and Dale Dickey (HBO’s “True Blood”) and was written by John Swetnam. EVIDENCE will debut on premium VOD on June 21, 2013, and in theaters on July 19, 2013, in Los Angeles, New York, and other major US markets. The announcement was made today by Image Entertainment’s Chief Acquisition Officer, Bill Bromiley.
“Radha Mitchell and Stephen Moyer elevate the film and lead audiences on a suspenseful journey,“ said Bromiley. “Whether they watch EVIDENCE in the comfort of their own home or on the big screen, audiences are left at the edge of their seats.”
EVIDENCE tells the story of a team of detectives (Moyer, Mitchell) trying to piece together what happened at the site of a brutal massacre using a number of recording devices found at the crime scene. The footage reveals a group of bus passengers who were forced to fight for their lives after they crash in the middle of the desert and a mysterious killer violently murders them one by one.
EVIDENCE was produced by Bold Films’ Michel Litvak and David Lancaster, Marc Platt, Adam Siegel, Nik Mavinkurve, Anthony Rhulen, and Jeffrey Stott and executive produced by Gary Michael Walters of Bold Films and Jake Wagner. The music was composed by Atli Örvarsson, known for his work on Babylon A.D., Iron Man, and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.