Which Horror Video Games Did You Grow Up Playing?

bloody disgusting - Sun, 09/06/2015 - 15:00

I don’t know how it was for a lot of you but for me I spent a lot of my childhood playing video games, either alone or with my friends. I cut my teeth on the original Nintendo, the 8-Bit NES. However, I was also part of the “PC Master Race”, playing tons of computer games whenever I had the opportunity.

I want to see which games you all played when you were growing up to see what kinds of generations we’ve got here on Bloody-Disgusting. To make this easier, I’m capping the age at 12. If a game came out when you were a teenager, it doesn’t count towards games played while growing up.

For me that sucks because then I can’t talk about Clive Barker’s Undying, American McGee’s Alice, Sanitarium, Phantasmagoria II: A Puzzle Of The Flesh, and more. However, I still played some awesome horror games before those years and I’m sharing them ahead!

Let me know your titles in the comments!

Categories: Horror News

Stunning Poster for Sony’s ‘The 5th Wave’

bloody disgusting - Sun, 09/06/2015 - 14:30

Let Me In and Carrie‘s Chloe Moretz battles the impending alien apocalypse in Sony’s The 5th Wave, an adaptation of the bestselling novel that’s the first book in a planned trilogy by Rick Yancey.

In theaters January 15, 2016, “The thriller centers on 16-year-old Cassie (Moretz), who’s on the run after fave waves of increasingly deadly attacks that have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, she meets a young man who may become her final hope.

The footage for the trailer is pretty intense stuff, showing how the aliens slowly destroy our planet before bring on the “fifth wave” of their attack. It’s sort of like a not-so-fun Independence Day mixing various genres from sci-fi to horror.

The poster is just as bleak.

The Disappearance of Alice Creed‘s J. Blakeson is directing from a screenplay by Susannah Grant.

Categories: Horror News

“Ash vs Evil Dead”: Titles and Synopses For Nearly the Entire Season!

bloody disgusting - Sun, 09/06/2015 - 13:28

Usually episode titles are revealed throughout the running season, but thanks to Encore we have 9 of the 10 titles and synopses from Starz’s debut season of “Ash vs Evil Dead”, set to premiere on October 31st.

In the 10-episode “Ash vs Evil Dead” series premiering this fall, “Campbell will be reprising his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons –personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip.

“Ash vs Evil Dead” (see who’s directing here) is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead and is set to premiere on STARZ in fall 2015.

You can read our lengthy interview with Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell by clicking here!

Ep 101 – El Jefe

Ash is baaack! 30 years after his last Deadite fight, badass blowhard Ash Williams unleashes the Evil in an act of stoned stupidity, bringing Deadite mayhem into his life again.

Ep 102 – Bait

Special Agent Fisher is tracking Ash. Pablo gets his first taste of blood in a manic battle, and a revelation changes Kelly’s life forever.

Ep 103 – Books From Beyond

A mysterious woman finds the destruction at Kelly’s parents’ farm. Meanwhile, Ash, Pablo and Kelly reach Books from Beyond with the Necronomicon and Fisher finds herself in another terrifying, inexplicable situation.

Ep 104 – Brujo

Ruby helps Fisher and reveals her family’s connection to the Evil Dead. Ash and team follow a clue from the demon Eligos, but Kelly pays a price.

Ep 105 – The Host

Kelly’s current state puts others in jeopardy. This forces Pablo to make a brave move and Ash to reveal a new side to his character. Ruby and Fisher join forces in pursuit of Ash.

Ep 106 – The Killer of Killers

Thanks to his drug-induced vision, Ash knows what to do with the Necronomicon. Pablo and Kelly notice something ominous. Ash promises to visit Lem, but Fisher shows up for an almighty showdown with her former boss.

Ep 107 – Fire In The Hole

Ash, Pablo and Kelly, now joined by Fisher, arrive at the survivalist camp in the midst of chaos and must go to extreme measures to escape. Meanwhile, more is revealed of Ruby’s mission.

Ep 108 – Ashes To Ashes

Ash attempts to bury the book to end the Evil, but first he must contend with other, more physical things from his past. Fisher faces a horrific change in Ash.

Ep 109 – Bound In The Flesh

Ash battles someone all too familiar, and later hears a message from the Necronomicon. Meanwhile, the deadliest Deadite attacks.

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‘Inception’ Meets ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ In This Wicked Mashup

bloody disgusting - Sat, 09/05/2015 - 21:20

Vimeo user whoispablo has created a very cool mashup of scenes from the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise and Christopher Nolan’s 2010 mindbending sci-fi/mystery Inception, creating a trailer that makes it look like Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is being sent into dreams to face off against Freddy Krueger.

The mashup works incredibly well and the final product is a film that I’d actually be 100% up for watching! Give it a watch below and tell us what other insane mashup ideas you think would work.

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Photos From the Set of ‘Godzilla 2016′

bloody disgusting - Sat, 09/05/2015 - 20:50

The new Godzilla film, which is being directed by both Shinji Higuchi (Attack on Titan) and Hideaki Anno, is currently filming in Tokyo and photos are beginning to appear from the set of the film. Admittedly, they don’t show anything going on but it’s still awesome to know that we’re going to be getting another kaiju film next year from the country that brought us the massive beast in the first place.

TOHO previously announced that filming would begin this fall and they hope to have the film in Japanese theaters by next summer.

Higuchi is under order to keep Godzilla details secret. But he is promising the most terrifying Godzilla that Japan’s cutting-edge special-effects movie-making can muster. Applying to Godzilla is a “hybrid” technology, which has never been attempted in Japan.

#Godzilla 2016 set photos. pic.twitter.com/Uaikga4Eoe

— GMAN (@GMANonScified) September 6, 2015

Moar pics from the filming of my movie. #Godzilla2016 pic.twitter.com/0HthhqSFdZ

— Godzilla (@GodzillaSays) September 6, 2015

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Here’s How You Can Make Your Own Freddy Glove

bloody disgusting - Sat, 09/05/2015 - 19:22

Jason has his machete. Leatherface has his chainsaw. Michael has his butcher’s knife. All of these items can be picked up at any local hardware or kitchen store.

But Freddy? Oh man, Freddy put work into weapon of choice. Hell, A Nightmare on Elm Street opens up with Krueger actually constructing his “finger knives”, the primary weapon he’d use throughout the franchise. In my opinion, that “loving” touch he gave to his glove really allows for a bit of him to go into each kill, a personal stamp, if you will.

If you’ve ever found yourself wanting to create your own replica Freddy glove, then I’ve got just the thing for you!

Below is a gallery that shows step-by-step how you can create your own prop, courtesy of The RPF. My recommendation? Keep the knives dull. You never know what could happen.

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How To Start Getting Into Horror Part Part 16: Conclusion

bloody disgusting - Sat, 09/05/2015 - 11:32

Well my dear readers, this is it. Over 16 posts (and one bonus one last week), I’m made the case for how a non-horror viewer could get into the horror genre, ensuring that with each topic I chose not to throw said viewer into the deep end. Rather, it was all about shallow baby steps, about explaining how to appreciate the genre and all that it has to offer.

We all know how the horror genre gets shat upon by the majority of popular society. Yes, the general public might flock to horror films during fall for that “Halloween experience”, but they don’t support it the way we do. They don’t buy the Scream! Factory Blu-Rays, they don’t go to the horror cons to meet the stars, they don’t hang up posters and art on their walls, etc… As I wrote in my “Why I Love Horror” piece from a few years ago, “We are society’s “The Other”“. But we’re not bad people. We just love our art to have a bit of a darker edge to it.

Even though we are deigned upon, that doesn’t mean we have to slink into the shadows and hide our love of horror away from our peers. In fact, I own it proudly. It’s a badge that I wear with no shame. Horror is a passion for me and, like any other passion, I want to share it.

In Kevin Williamson’s eulogy to Wes Craven, he explained how the director found, “…it was always nice to have “set virgins” for this very reason. They’re contagious. They remind everyone why we’re here — to make magic. I’ve never forgotten that.

The exact same could be said about “horror virgins”. They remind us why we watch horror. They remind us of those times we actually got scared, when we would cover our eyes with our hands and beg our friends, our parents, our lovers, whomever for a blanket to hide underneath. We see our younger selves in those moments and it’s a joyous experience. After all, who doesn’t want to relive or recall those happy, exciting moments from the bygone days?

You can read the entire series by clicking the following link: How To Start Getting Into Horror.

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‘Queen Crab’ Attacks on September 29th

bloody disgusting - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 18:32

This looks so silly, but I’m 100% on board! Coming September 29th to DVD and VOD from Wild Eye Releasing is Queen Crab! Written and directed by Brett Piper, Queen Crab looks to pay loving tribute to the classic B-movies. Piper even opted to go with the practical stop-motion animation rather than a CGI crab, which is mostly why I’m so excited. Take a look at the trailer below and let me know what you think!

The DVD release will include an exclusive feature-length commentary with Piper as well as a special effects featurette, a behind the scenes featurette, a blooper reel and trailers.

A meteor crashes into a quiet lake in the remote countryside, awakening a centuries-old beast.  She emerges from the deep and tears through a nearby town and its inhabitants.  The humans must fight for their lives and stop this Queen Crab before she can hatch an army of babies that will overrun the entire world.

Categories: Horror News

DreamWorks Developing Horror/Comedy “Cropsey”

bloody disgusting - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 17:42

DreamWorks and Frank Marshall are currently in the process of developing a horror thriller by the name of Cropsey. The studio is negotiating a pitch to acquire the project from Richard Naing and Ian Goldberg, who will write the screenplay.

The film is apparently going to mix horror and humor along the lines of The Goonies or Gremlins, hearkening to Amblin-styled films.

According to Variety, the film will follow, …a group of adolescents at a summer camp haunted by an urban legend that dates back to the Colonial Period.

The film has nothing to do with the 2009 documentary of the same name.

Categories: Horror News

[Blu-ray Review] ‘Backcountry’ is Sure to Keep You Out of the Woods

bloody disgusting - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 17:32

Backcountry is one of the most surprising movies I’ve watched in recent memory. I couldn’t have possibly had less expectations. And what do you know, I ended up loving it! What a pleasant surprise.

Alex and Jenn, a young couple played by Jeff Roop and Missy Peregrym, head out for a weekend camping trip. This is Jenn’s first camping trip and she’s actually quite scared of what they might encounter. Alex assures her everything will be fine. Having grown up in and around these woods, Alex claims to be an expert so much so that he turns down a map when the park ranger offers him one. The trip starts off fine enough but by day two the couple is lost.

As Alex and Jenn desperately try and find their way in the woods they notice a few signs that suggest a bear might be near by. Before long they actually come face to face with a black bear. Now not only must Alex and Jenn find their way out of the woods but they also have a bear to worry about. I’m no expert, but this doesn’t really feel like an ideal camping situation.

I was pretty much on edge the entire time I was watching Backcountry. Going into the film I knew it was about a bear attack so writer/director Adam MacDonald was working with a pretty sizable advantage to build suspense. The whole time you’re watching you’re waiting for a bear attack. Luckily MacDonald wisely chose not to rely solely on that fact.

Other elements are tossed in to help build the tension. On the couple’s first night in the middle of the woods they encounter a strange individual named Brad played by Eric Balfour. Brad’s an interesting character. He seems like a nice enough guy, just out enjoying the wilderness, no different than Alex and Jenn. And yet, there’s something creepy about him. You can’t fully trust him. This is a great little role for Balfour. He nails it, even pulling off a pretty convincing Irish accent.

I don’t want to spoil too much of the film but the bear does find them and he does attack. While the bear attack scenes are brief, they’re quite gruesome. If you have a weak stomach you may be best suited covering your eyes during these moments.

A heavily wooded area is such a wonderful location for a horror film. The whole time Alex and Jenn are trapped in the middle of nowhere, yet at the same time they’re just on the outskirts of civilization. Head in the right direction and it won’t be long before they reach safety, but head in the wrong direction and they go further and further into the dangerous unknown.

This is what freaked me out so much about Backcountry. I feel like this could easily happen to me. I live in Portland, a city founded in the middle of the woods. This is black bear country. In my mind bears, just like the one in Backcountry, are constantly circling me, just waiting to make their move. This movie just reinforces my thoughts. I already hated camping and thanks to Backcountry I’m now terrified of it.

Backcountry is a supremely scary little flick. How any reasonably sane human being can think camping is a good idea after viewing it is beyond me. Be smart. Don’t go into the woods.

Backcountry is now available on Blu-ray from IFC Midnight and Scream Factory.

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Twisted Music Video of the Week: The Metallica Edition

bloody disgusting - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 17:30

I’m a Metallica fan and I have no problems admitting that! They band is, in my opinion, one of the most adventurous metal groups to grace the scene, evolving and changing their styles from pretty much every album they’ve done. While some may say that they sold out, I heartily disagree. The success of The Black Album could’ve led them to record more albums just like it. Y’know, those punchy 3-5 minute tracks that hit hard but don’t enter the realm of fluff and filler.

But they didn’t. Instead, they did something new and exciting for them, which resulted in Load. Then, they went off the beaten path once again with Reload, again with S&M, yet again with St. Anger, before returning to a pre-Black Album era sound, that was still modern and forward thinking, with Death Magnetic.

The point is that the band never settled and listening to anything new from them is always an experience because you never know what’s coming next.

So, to share my love of the group, I want to make this edition of Twisted Music Video of the Week all about one of music’s top selling groups. Ahead are several videos of theirs that all have something “off” or “weird” going on. From the heartbreaking story of “One” to the Bosch-esque visuals of “Until It Sleeps”, these videos all fit into the definition of “twisted”. Massage your neck and warm it up and get to head banging!

Categories: Horror News

Here’s Another “American Horror Story” Teaser

bloody disgusting - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 17:23

The upcoming sixth season of “American Horror Story“, dubbed “Hotel”, will be premiering October 7th and they really want to make sure that it’s at the forefront of your mind. That’s why they’ve released another short teaser that doesn’t show us anything from the series itself but definitely helps in setting the proper mood. While I won’t spoil it, I will say that you won’t enjoy it if you’re freaked out by little kids being, well…freaky.

The full “American Horror Story: Hotel” cast includes Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Evan Peters, Finn Wittrock, Chloe Sevigny, Wes Bentley, and Cheyenne Jackson.

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[Review] Iron Maiden ‘The Book of Souls’

bloody disgusting - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 16:40

It’s been five years since British heavy metal band Iron Maiden gave us The Final Frontier, which was critically acclaimed and topped charts across the globe. Had that been their final album, the band would be able to retire knowing that they were responsible for 15 studio albums over the course of 30 years, massive worldwide tours that would sell out nearly everywhere, and somewhere between 80-100 million records sold globally.

Not ones to rest on their laurels, the band decided that they weren’t through rocking our faces off and are back with The Book of Souls, their longest record to date and their first double album.

For a band with such a long and storied career, can they really put out all the stops and deliver yet another winner for their 16th title or is this book and empty experience?

Let’s throw everything to the side and get straight to the point, okay? This album fucking rocks. Maiden have always known how to “up the irons” and this album proves that age can refine a band, tempering them for further greatness.

The opener, “If Eternity Should Fail”, starts off like an epic Western story is about to be told, strong sci-fi synth pads underneath a desert-like whistle strengthened by a rattle. Vocalist Bruce Dickinson brings forth his theatricality, boldly putting himself forth. When the song fully kicks in, it’s incredibly driving and loads of fun, reminding everyone what we waiting five long years for.

Next comes the band’s current single “The Speed of Light”, which opens with some fever-curing cowbell. This is pure 80’s metal and it has absolutely no shame in wearing that. Still, Dickinson’s voice feels like it struggles a bit in this track, specifically in the chorus when he reaches in the line “Shadows and the stars“. And you know what? For a guy that’s recently turned 57, he still has enough presence and strength to put people half his age to shame.

“The Red And The Black”, the second-longest track on the album, opens with a chorded bass solo and delves quickly into a riff that has that classic Maiden gallop. With a song of this length, it knows how to take its time, really appreciating each passage and ensuring the listener can hear all the subtleties and little flourishes they throw in. Arena-worthy chants of “Woah oh oh whoa oh!” are utterly infectious and I found myself screaming them in my home, probably startling the hell out of my neighbors. The song crescendos to a goose bump-raising climax. This is a track that proves the majesty of Iron Maiden, even 35 years after their debut.

The title track opens with a melancholic acoustic guitar passage. If you listen closely enough, you can almost here the gentle sighing breathes of the player. Suddenly, the track slams into a mid-tempo riff that has a badass swagger, a confidence that is worn only by those who walk with a slight sneer on their face. It’s that kind of riff where you rock your head back and forth by the power of your chin, not your neck. I’m not saying that it’s dissonant, becuase it’s most certainly not. But when the passage at 2:16 comes in, there is a melody to it that has this strange heart aching beauty behind it, as though this track desperately needs to prove itself. As the song progresses, it speeds up in pace and the band rocks out some of the trademark fantastic solos. Setting aside that it’s the title track of the album, this song showcases everything that the record has to offer.

Now we jump to “Shadows of the Valley”, which is a big and exciting track. It’s one of those songs that you desperately hope will be on the band’s setlist when you go to see them in concert. The harmonized “whoa ohs” at the end are awesomely stunning and it’s now a life goal to be able to sing along to them next to tens of thousands of people.

The real star of the album is the 18-minute long “Empire of the Clouds”, which opens up with a stunningly beautiful passage. A piano plays over shimmering cymbals and rounded bass tones, strings slowly making their way into the mix. The first couple of minutes sound cinematic, like something from an inspiring fantastical moment. Dickinson comes in over marching snares, his croons and calls making him sound like a figure giving an inspiring speech to the masses.

The song certainly takes its time, really building on each previous passage. It takes over seven minutes to get the guitars really going and, even then, another two minutes before everything comes together in a solid groove. It all culminates in a swirling and dizzyingly off kilter spiral, allowing Dickinson to once again take over and mournfully eulogize the “empire of the clouds”, a sadness that mirrors the ending of the album itself.

The Final Word: Iron Maiden hasn’t lost any of their power, their intensity, or their might. The Book of Souls is the return of a titan and it’s a brilliant reminder of why this band is royalty amongst the metal pantheon.

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Hammer’s ‘The Reptile’ Getting the Mediabook Treatment

bloody disgusting - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 16:32

On September 11th Anolis Entertainment will release The Reptile from director John Gilling. The release will be available in two different mediabooks and a standard Blu-ray. Artwork for all three options are below along with screenshots from the Blu-ray. This Hammer Horror classic was released in 1966 and stars Noel Willman, Jennifer Daniel and Ray Barrett.

Harry Spalding and his wife Valerie inherit a cottage in a small country village after his brother mysteriously dies. The locals are unfriendly and his neighbor Dr. Franklyn (a doctor of theology) suggests they leave. They decide to stay only to find that a mysterious evil plagues the community.

Picture Format: High Definition Widescreen (16:9 1.66:1) 1920x1080p
Sound format: In German DTS HD MA 2.0 Mono/English DTS – HD MA 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles: German (hidden)
Length: 90 min

Bonus Materials:
Audio Commentary with Dr. Rolf Giesen and Volker Kronz /The Serpent’s Tale: Making of The Reptile/British Trailer/American TV commercials/ German advertising/Image Gallery

Incl . 32 – page booklet written by Dr. Rolf Giesen and Uwe Sommerlad (exclusively for Mediabook)

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Remembering Wes Craven: Kevin Williamson and Neve Campbell

bloody disgusting - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 15:30

Screenwriter Kevin Williamson worked with Wes Craven on four incredibly important films, the Scream series, and one that didn’t necessarily receive as much love as other Craven titles, Cursed. We’re not going to talk the merits or mistakes of any of those titles. Rather, we begin this piece to call attention to a fantastic memorial that Williamson wrote with his thoughts on Craven’s passing.

One of my favorite passages was Williamson talking about his experience on the set of the first Scream, where he was a “virgin”:

‘Scream’ was my first film, my first set experience. I was a virgin. There’s one on every show, and I was the one on ‘Scream’. And Wes embraced me from the start. He let me be a part of the process. I didn’t know at the time that this was unheard of on a set. Most directors would have grown annoyed by the writer dogging their every step, asking questions, whispering constantly in the background — but Wes allowed it. He said it was exciting to see my enthusiasm, and it was always nice to have “set virgins” for this very reason. They’re contagious. They remind everyone why we’re here — to make magic. I’ve never forgotten that.

I love that this explains how Craven never lost that passion to create magic, to create something really special. His films always had a certain feel to them and it warms my heart to know that he never lost that excitement.

Neve Campbell, who played Sidney Prescott in the Scream films, adds to this idea, explaining how Wes acted right after the scene where she stabs co-star Skeet Ulrich with an umbrella in the first film. “We cut, and from behind the monitor I hear a childlike giggle. Wes is beside himself. He can’t stop laughing. His over-6-foot-3 figure and long limbs float into the room like a gazelle as he chuckles away. “That was great,” he says with a boyish excitement.” She also wrote what might be the most defining and accurate line about Wes: “Wes Craven loved to play! On set, he was like a kid in a candy store. He loved what he did, he was great at it, and he was grateful for it.

Both Bob Shaye of New Line Cinema and Bob Weinstein of Dimension films also share their memories with The Hollywood Reporter, which I highly recommend reading.

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[Blu-ray Review] John McNaughton Makes a Chilling Return with the ‘The Harvest’

bloody disgusting - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 14:57

The Harvest is John McNaughton’s return to the director’s chair after a lengthy absence. Oh what a triumphant return it is. It’s a movie that shouldn’t work but thanks to McNaughton’s skill, and some stunning performances, it does.

Maryann (Natasha Calis) is a recently orphaned pre-teen that just moved in with her grandparents. Already having to deal with the loss of her parents she must now get used to a new environment, new school and attempt to make new friends. Exploring the neighborhood one day she sees Andy (Charlie Tahan), a boy of similar age laying in his bedroom playing Xbox. Maryann knocks on the boy’s window and introduces herself.

Maryann and Andy play Xbox until Andy’s mother, Dr. Katherine Young (Samantha Morton), comes home to find them. She promptly asks Maryann to leave. Katherine is very controlling. She claims Andy is dying and no one can be around him. She even goes through the trouble of visiting Maryann’s grandparents to see to it that Maryann doesn’t come around anymore.

Maryann chooses to ignore Katherine’s request and keeps coming around. Eventually she uncovers some seriously dark secrets being kept by both Katherine and her husband, Richard (Michael Shannon).

The Harvest absolutely shouldn’t work. It shouldn’t be a good movie. The overall premise is quite silly and it goes pretty far over the top in my opinion. This story could easily make for a Lifetime movie. In fact there has probably been Lifetime movies that are very similar to this. A Lifetime exec should be getting McNaughton on the phone right now. If they had him direct all their movies they’d have a bunch of hits on their hands. Come on, Lifetime, get in together!

What lifts The Harvest up and makes it a genuinely creepy and eerie family drama are the performances. Everyone is so damn sincere and earnest. Aside from Peter Fonda, who seemed to only be present to say “far out” and offer strange life advice to his granddaughter, every actor plays the movie completely straight. They treat the material very seriously. This makes it easy for the audience to buy in and enjoy the ride.

Morton in particular is incredible. Her performance reaches so many different peaks of crazy. She’s very frightening at times. Every moment she spends on screen has you nervous because you have no idea what she may do. Morton’s Katherine could give Annie Wilkes a run for her money.

Then you have Shannon in a role that is very different from what I’m accustomed to seeing him in. His portrayal of Richard is at the complete opposite spectrum of Morton. While Morton took things far over the top, Shannon is much more reserved and subtle. Richard is compassionate and tries desperately to remain level headed while Katherine is bonkers from the start. They’re the perfect balance for one another.

If I had one issue with The Harvest, aside from Fonda just being weird, it’s that Maryann doesn’t seem all too bothered by the fact that both her parents died. We never really find out what happened to the parents and it’s not discussed much, but we know it happened very recently because Maryann is just moving in with her grandparents. The grandparents seemed to be much more impacted by the loss. In fact the one good moment with Fonda, and it’s actually quite the sad moment, is when Maryann finds her father’s old baseball gloves in the attic. Ole grandpa Fonda thinks Maryann wants to play catch with him. When he finds out she wants to play with a friend he looks pretty crushed. This is actually a sweet moment. Other this though, Fonda is misused. And Maryann still doesn’t seem too phased by her parents being gone.

The Harvest isn’t a movie everyone will enjoy. The key is buying into what McNaughton and crew are selling early. If you do that you can follow along and enjoy the movie right up to the chilling conclusion.

The Harvest is available now on Blu-ray from IFC Midnight and Scream Factory.

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Las Vegas’s Fright Dome Bringing ‘Friday the 13th’ To 4-D

bloody disgusting - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 14:51

The Las Vegas haunted attraction Fright Dome has announced that this year, in partnership with SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment and Warner Bros. Consumer Products to create Friday the 13th 4-D: A Deadly 4-D Experience, which they claim will make them, “…the very first haunted attraction in the world to feature a 4-D show with the iconic brand.

Direct from the official press release:

Horror fans will experience another dimension of terror as Jason Voorhees, the world’s most recognizable horror icon, slashes his way through thirteen kills in thirteen minutes. Jason attacks anyone who enters the grounds of Camp Crystal Lake with every twist and turn. Heightened by hair-raising 3-D and startling special effects; this creepy 4-D experience delivers heart-stopping action. Guests will experience a sensory overload of fear as they come face-to-face with the machete-wielding killer.

The Adventuredome’s state-of-the-art, 4-D Special FX Theatre is a fully immersive experience with an array of in-theater special effects to complement the on-screen show. Seat vibrations, water sprays and other alarming horrors are designed to let guests feel like part of the grim action.

The way this is being pulled off sounds interesting but also somewhat lacking. If I go to a haunted house then I don’t want to sit in a theater, even if that theater basically “comes alive”. I want to actually go through the event myself. Have me sign a release form that gives permission for “Jason” to pick me up and take me away as though I’m one of the 13 “kills”. If I make it through the maze without getting caught, all the better!

More information about all the other attractions offered at the house can be found at the official website.

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Trailer for ‘Curve’ Gets Stranded

bloody disgusting - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 14:30

If you click on over to iMBD you can watch the trailer for Curve, which is getting negative reviews out of FrightFest in the UK.

Iain Softley, who directed Hackers and the awesome The Skeleton Key, got behind the camera for the pic that we’ve also scored the home video art and new still from. Universal Studios Home Entertainment will release, although a date has yet to be set.

“American Horror Story’s” Teddy Sears stars with Julianne Hough in Blumhouse’s micro-budget horror-thriller in which “Hough stars as a young bride-to-be who is trapped in her overturned car off a deserted highway after deliberately crashes it in an attempt to escape a charming, predatory hitchhiker (Sears).

Kimberly Johnson wrote the original script, which she developed with Collet-Serra while the Spanish filmmaker was shooting Orphan. Lee Paterson penned the most recent draft.

Thanks to Fabien M. for the hat tip.

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‘Dollface’ Puts a Twist on Piñatas in this Exclusive Clip

bloody disgusting - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 14:30

Bloody Disgusting has obtained an exclusive clip of the upcoming Dollface and it will have you looking at piñatas in a whole new light! Check out the clip below and let us know what you think!

In 1996, nine college students headed off for a fun weekend at a lake house on Horse Creek.  At the house they uncovered the horrific story of Dorchester Stewart, also known as Crinoline Head, and his doll-maker mother, who once lived in the house. That weekend six students were killed, two survived and one went missing.

Now twenty years later, one of the survivors, Paul Donner, is teaching at the college he once attended. When his students discover an old newspaper article about the tragedy, they decide to visit the old lake house to learn more about Crinoline Head. While looking for answers, they discover something much more terrifying.

Starting September 15, 2015, Dollface will be available from Breaking Glass Pictures & Vicious Circle Films on the following VOD platforms: iTunes, Amazon Instant, Xbox, Google Play, Vudu, and Cable Broadcast VOD. DVD special features include outtakes, extended scenes, and cast auditions.

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Categories: Horror News

‘The Quiet Hour’ Gets UK Release and Art

bloody disgusting - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 14:15

It was reported back in February that Vision Films has picked up worldwide sales rights on Stephanie Joalland’s sci-fi thriller The Quiet Hour, starring Dakota Blue Richards (The Golden Compass) and Karl Davis (“Game of Thrones”).

The pic “takes place in a post-apocalyptic England, where a determined teenage girl must protect her younger brother and defend her parents’ farm in a world occupied by alien invaders.

We now have the cover art for the flick produced by Sean McConville of U.K.-based Frenzy Films who is also developing Black Sky, a low-budget sci-fi horror, and The Car, a supernatural horror in the vein of Let the Right One and The Grudge.

It releases in the UK on September 7th through Spirit Entertainment Ltd.

Thanks to Fabien M.

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