Breaking: Stephen King’s ‘Cell’ Has a Distributor!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 14:22

Breaking news this Thursday afternoon as Saban Films has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to sci-fi horror film Cell, Bloody Disgusting learned. Saban recently came in and saved Rob Zombie’s 31, too.

Directed by Tod Williams (Paranormal Activity 2, The Door in the Floor), Cell is based on the apocalyptic novel of the same name by Stephen King, who adapted the screenplay along with Adam Alleca (The Last House on the Left).

Cell, which has yet to be given a release date, stars Golden Globe nominee John Cusack (1408, Love & Mercy, Being John Malkovich, 2012), Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Django Unchained, Pulp Fiction) and Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan, The Hunger Games).

When a mysterious cell phone signal is broadcast across the network and turns the population into mindless animals, struggling graphic artist Clay Riddell (Cusack) bands together with a small group of fellow survivors to trek across a decimated New England to seek answers and reunite with his son.

“I enjoyed working on Cell and love the way it turned out,” said Stephen King. “Kip Williams has made a scary and thoroughly entertaining movie. But you may want to put your cell phone in the freezer after seeing it.”

Cell was fully financed by Benaroya Pictures and produced by Benaroya Pictures and The Genre Company.

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The ‘Doom’ Cinematic Trailer Will Pump You Up

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 14:22

This Doom trailer isn’t a trailer at all. It’s an experience, a call to arms for any would-be space marine who’s eager to stomp some demon ass. Directed by Joe Kosinski (Oblivion, Tron: Legacy), this is 60 seconds of the finest anti-demon propaganda my eyes have ever seen.

There’s no gameplay here, and that’s okay. We know what it looks like at this point. This is Bethesda’s way of reminding us about the multiplayer alpha that goes live tonight at 10PM ET. It’s closed to the public, so you’ll need to have participated in the beta, or you can use the access code that came with Wolfenstein: The New Order to get in on it.

The alpha runs until Sunday, April 3, at 11:59PM ET.

Doom releases on May 13 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

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‘The Offering’: Demonic Entity Uses New Technology to Haunt

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 14:11

Momentum Pictures is behind the haunting release of Kelvin Tong’s The Offering, in select U.S. theaters and VOD nationwide May 6th.

In the film, “When successful reporter Jamie (Elizabeth Rice) finds out that her sister has died mysteriously, she travels to Singapore to uncover the truth. There, she discovers multiple deaths linked to her sister and must join forces with her sister’s husband (Matthew Settle) in order to defeat a demonic entity that is using new technology to complete an ancient mission.

The synopsis is a bit bizarre, explaining that an ancient entity uses new technology to haunt. Wording like that makes me think of movies like The Net starring Sandra Bullock.

Check out the chilling first official still to go along with some art that teases an epic sacrifice…

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Here’s Another Reason to Get Excited For the ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 14:05

Ridley Scott. Check. Harrison Ford. Check. Ryan Gosling. Check. Denis Villeneuve. Yup, check.

There’s already enough reasons to be excited for Blade Runner 2, the follow up to Scott’s 1982 sci-fi masterpiece that Warner Bros will release on January 12, 2018.

Here’s another: Robin Wright has joined in an undisclosed role.

Wright, who could be an android or a human character, is best remembered as the beauty in The Princess Bride. Now, she’s playing the powerful and gorgeous First Lady in Netflix’s blockbuster series “House of Cards,” overshadowing the dynamite acting prowess of Kevin Spacey.

Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the original) and Michael Green have written the original Blade Runner screenplay based on an idea by Fancher and Ridley Scott. The story takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original.

The previous release confirmed plans to produce prequels and sequels to the iconic science-fiction thriller.

Principal photography on Villenueve’s new Blade Runner film is scheduled to begin this July.

Released in 1982 by Warner Bros. Pictures, Blade Runner was adapted by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples from Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” and was directed by Ridley Scott, following his landmark film, Alien. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Visual Effects, and Best Art Direction) and is now regarded by media and cineastes as one of the greatest movies of all time and the defining vision of the cyberpunk genre.

In 1993, Blade Runner was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” The film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1993 and is frequently taught in university courses. In 2007, it was named the 2nd most visually influential film of all time by the Visual Effects Society.

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10 Horror Movies That Suffered Excruciatingly Long Delays!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 13:37

With the announcement that the Eli Roth-produced Clown finally getting a U.S. theatrical release after year’s of lying on Dimension’s shelf, it got us thinking about the countless number of other films that  have been made only to be shelved for months (or years) on end. Sometimes it’s just because a movie is bad and the studio wants to hold on to it and release it when the time is right in order to make a quick buck. Other times, the decision to hold on to movies makes absolutely no sense. Anyway, here are 10 of the most notable films

The Green Inferno

After premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival in September of 2013, Eli Roth’s cannibal film was set for release the following September. However, as is wont to happen, financial trouble plaguing the production company caused the film to be pulled from release until September of 2015, where it went on to gross just over $7 million domestically. This was a case where shelving a film did not do it any favors, as two years of hype built the film up too much and by September 2015 word of mouth had died down.

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

This critical flop was set to open on March 2, 2012 but ended up being delayed until the dump month of January the following year. The reason? Because lead actor Jeremy Renner has two movies coming out that year (The Avengers and The Bourne Legacy) and the studio wanted to wait until those movies were released and Renner became more of a household name. The move didn’t work that well domestically (it grossed $55 million on a $50 million budget), but it grossed $170 million internationally, prompting a sequel that is supposedly going to be released later this year.

Carrie

Carrie’s move wasn’t as drastic, just being moved from March to October of 2013. The initial release date made sense, as it would be right before prom season, but releasing it in the horror-centric month of October was definitely a better move. Unfortunately, it only made $35 million on its $30 million budget.

World War Z

World War Z is one of the more notorious films on this list, mainly because of it’s sketchy release schedule. After extensive reshoots and a last minute script re-write, the film was set to be released on December 12, 2012 only to be pushed back six months to June of 2013 so that Paramount could release Jack Reacher that month instead.

Trick ‘r Treat

Man, this one was rough for horor fans. Michael Dougherty’s outstanding Halloween anthology was supposed to be released on October 5, 2007, only to be pushed back indefinitely. It had its first public screening at Butt-Numb-A-Thon in Austin, TX on December 9, 2007 and went on to screen at several more festivals. It was a long two-year wait though, as it wasn’t released on home video until October 6, 2009. They couldn’t even give us a theatrical release?

Case 39

This dud was filmed in 2006 and set to be released on February 8, 2008. It got a small push to February 22, 2008, then a bigger one to August 22, 2008. As if that wasn’t bad enough, it was pushed back again to April 10, 2009 before receiving a final bump to October 1, 2010. To top it all off, the movie was terrible. Poor Renée Zellweger.

The Wolfman

Like Case 39, The Wolfman also saw its release date pushed back several times. First up was November 12, 2008. Then February 12, 2009. Then April 3, 2009. Then November 6, 2009. It finally settled on February 12, 2010. With a worldwide take of $139 million on a $150 million budget, it proved to be one of the more costly flops Universal Pictures had had in quite some time. Shifting release dates weren’t the film’s only problem. The entire production faced issues. A director (Mark Romanek) left the project due to creative differences and a composer (Danny Elfman) left as well. There were six months of reshoots beginning in December of 2008 (just so del Toro could run on all fours as the titular beastie). It was all a big mess.

The Cabin in the Woods

The Cabin in the Woods is arguably  the best movie on this list, so it’s sort of confusing as to why it was delayed for two years. Originally slated for February 5, 2010 by MGM, it was pushed back to January 14, 2011 so that it could be converted into 3D (thank God that didn’t happen). In June of 2010 is was revealed that the film would be postponed indefinitely due to financial problems with the studio. It was eventually sold to Lionsgate and premiered on March 9, 2012 at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX before being released theatrically on April 13, 2012.

Amityville: The Awakening

Yeesh, who knows what is going on with this one? It was supposed to come out on January 2, 2015 but was removed from the schedule before being pushed back over a year to April 1, 2016. Poor test screening responses caused the film to be pushed back again to January 17, 2017. Even with a pretty great cast (which includes Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bella Thorne and Cameron Monaghan), it doesn’t seem like we’ll be in for a good Amityville movie.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

If there’s any reason to delay a film, a pregnancy is certainly a good one. Those fans clamoring for the (hopefully) last Resident Evil film (I’m including myself in that group) must have been pretty disappointed when Resident Evil: The Final Chapter was moved from its September 12, 2014 release date because of actress Milla Jovovich’s pregnancy with husband (and director) Paul W.S. Anderson. Never fear though! It will be released on January 27, 2017.

What are some other films that you feel took too long to get released? Let us know in the comments below!

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Vicky-T Really Really Hates Bunnies in “Protect This Love” (Exclusive)

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 12:00

Sometimes I like to put away the serious music that I’m normally drawn to and listen to something that I can just have fun with. It could be some classic funk, some early 2000’s trance, or even some bubblegum pop. It’s all about whatever I need to put myself in a good mood.

The reason I bring this up is because we’re premiering “Protect This Love”, the new music video from Vicky-T (Victoria Asher) – who by the way is the keyboardist of Cobra Starship and a creator in the Fullscreen network – and it’s the kind of music that puts a smile on my face and a spring in my step.

The video, which was directed/edited/produced by Vicky, shows how a relationship can go from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, ending with rather catastrophic and violent results. I guess sometimes the honeymoon opening of a relationship can sour so rapidly that a bit of resentment builds up and simply boils over in messy ways.

Vicky tells Bloody-Disgusting:

I am super proud of this song and video. The song was inspired by a failing long distance relationship I was in the middle of and the various optimistic and pessimistic emotions I was experiencing every day. The video was inspired by haunting insecurities/past relationship experiences and my desire to kill them off/escape them. This song/video started as being a project that was just for fun and turned a creative venture that means a lot to me. A lot of sweat and tears went into both and I couldn’t be more excited to share with everyone.

You can pre-order “Protect Your Love”, which comes out tomorrow, off of iTunes.

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Happy 10th Anniversary to James Gunn’s ‘Slither!’

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 11:01

10 years ago today, James Gunn (co-writer and director of Guardians of the Galaxy) unleashed his horror-comedy masterpiece Slither upon the world, and nobody went to go see it. Sitting at a mighty comfortable 86% on Rotten Tomatoes (based on 136 reviews) and a 69 Metacritic score (based on 27 reviews), Slither should have been at least a modest success for Universal Pictures, but audiences were either turned off by the comedic aspects of the film or the grossness of it (and it is plenty gross). The film would only gross $7.8 million domestically on a $15 million budget (the worldwide gross was a measly $5 million), making it a flop for the studio. Since then, it has become a fairly popular cult film that remains as one of the best horror films of the 2000s.

From Slither’s Wikipedia page:

Paul Brooks, president of the film’s production company, Gold Circle Films, said the company was “crushingly disappointed” by the gross. Universal distanced itself from Slither‘s poor box office performance, citing their distribution of the film as merely part of a deal with Gold Circle. The Hollywood Reporter speculated that Slither‘s performance “might have killed off the horror-comedy genre for the near future.” Producer Paul Brooks offered this explanation about why Slither failed to catch on with filmgoers:

I think that because it was comedy-horror instead of pure horror is where the problem lay. It’s the first comedy-horror in a long time, and maybe the marketplace just isn’t ready for comedy-horror yet. It’s difficult to think of other explanations.

That’s pretty harsh. Slither certainly didn’t kill the horror-comedy, but it proved that audiences had no desire to see something like that. It was hardly the first horror-comedy to come around in a long time though, since Shaun of the Dead came out just two years prior and it did alright. It wouldn’t be until Drag Me to Hell was released in 2009 that a horror-comedy would actually see decent box office numbers, and that was probably only because that film’s trailer marketed it as a straight horror film. This would end up hurting that film, since audience members probably didn’t appreciate the Looney Tunes humor, and the film saw steep declines in box office numbers in the coming weeks (though it still made a profit).

The first trailer for the Slither conveying exactly what the film was about and balanced the horror and the comedy fairly well, but it probably didn’t do much to entice audiences to come out in droves. It’s difficult to successfully pull off the comedic elements in a horror film in 90 seconds, and Slither is a prime example of this issue. The second trailer (below) used its humor a bit more effectively, but we’ve talked about how horror-comedy can be a hard sell with mainstream audiences before. Hell, this movie seemed to be a hard sell for horror fans too. Where were all of you when Slither was released? That’s not a rhetorical question. I’m legitimately asking. What turned you off of Slither?

It would be appropriate to call Slither ahead of its time. Had it been released today, it may have been more of a sleeper hit, though it is impossible to say. Boasting the talents of (at the time) relatively unknown stars like Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Castle) and Elizabeth Banks (whose most recognizable role at that point was her scene-stealing turn as Beth in The 40-Year-Old-Virgin), they would be able to give Slither the necessary star power it probably needed at the time. Michael Rooker, as the sympathetic villain Grant Grant, may have even pulled in some viewers because of his role as Merle Dixon on The Walking Dead, though that may be a bit of a reach.

Taking direct cues from David Cronenberg’s Shivers, 1986 horror-comedy Night of the Creeps (Gunn also states that Cronenberg’s The Brood was a big influence), and even a little bit of SocietySlither was essentially an homage to Troma Entertainment, which is where Gunn began his career as the writer of Tromeo and Juliet. Interestingly enough, Gunn also wrote the scripts for Scooby-Doo and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed for Universal Pictures before making his way over to Slither. It should be noted that he also wrote the script for Zack Snyder’s remake of Dawn of the Dead, so that probably had more to do with him get Slither off the ground than the Scooby-Doo movies (though I will admit that I enjoy those films too).

I was working at an AMC Theatres when Slither opened on March 31, 2006, so I dragged my sister and then-boyfriend to go see the film with me (for free, so its partially my fault that the film made no money). I immediately regretted taking them. I adored the film, but neither of my movie buddies were fans. It was “too gross” and I was told that I would “never be forgiven” for bringing them to it.  My sister has since come around on the film and even purchased it at some point down the road. I have no idea if the other one has similarly changed his opinion on the film, but I digress. I saw it and loved it, and that’s all that matters!

What are your thoughts on Slither? Were you one of the small few who managed to catch it in theaters during the four weeks it was available to see back in 2006? Or did you regrettably miss it only to catch it later that year (or years later)? If you were late to the game, Tweet an apology to Universal Pictures or even James Gunn, Elizabeth Banks or Nathan Fillion! Track down the production crew and apologize to them! Let them know that you are aware of your mistake and you’ll make it up to them somehow. I say this in jest, of course, but only slightly. Share your fond memories of the film in the comments below, and let us know your thoughts on Slither!

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10 Scary 3D Chalk Art Drawings

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 10:08

Imagine you’re walking down the street, listening to some music and doing a little dance step every once in a while when the groove takes over. It’s one of those rare times when you haven’t a care in the world and you’re just enjoying the day and all it has to offer.

Suddenly, you turn the corner and you’re no longer walking on the street but have suddenly stepped into a nightmarish abyss that looks like something out of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. After a heart stopping moment where you’re sure you’re going to fall to your hellish demise, you suddenly realize that the sidewalk is still there, it’s just been drawn over with chalk. Cue a relieved chuckle and a wipe of the brow and you can now stand back and appreciate just how insane some chalk art can be.

That’s why we’ve gathered 10 examples of 3D chalk art that are right out of any nightmare! Check them out below!

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Iamthemorning’s ‘Lightouse’ is the Soundtrack to a Dark Fairy Tale (Review)

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 10:00

A year and a half ago, I posted about Russian prog folk duo Iamthemorning, writing that their music focused, “…more on the art of the [progressive rock] genre, crafting wonderful tracks with some fantastic songwriting. While my opinions haven’t changed since, that post was focused on the band’s second release Belighted and I’m here to talk about their new album Lighthouse, which comes out tomorrow via Kscope.

The 12-track album features guest appearances from drummer Gavin Harrison and bassist Colin Edwin, both of Porcupine Tree, as well as Mariusz Duda of Riverside and was mixed by Marcel Van Limbeek (Tori Amos).

So you can understand everything I’m talking about in regards to Lighthouse, I’ve placed a stream of it above (courtesy of AllMusic). If you like it as much as I do, make sure to pre-order your copy via iTunes.

True to the album name, the opening track “I Came Before The Water Part 1” gives the impression that we are standing on a jetty, the sound of water gently lapping at the shore, seagulls softly calling in the distance. Vocalist Marjana Semkina then enters with a voice that is pure and effortless, almost as clear as the watery feel that the track aims to invoke. As the song comes to an end, it takes a twist, entering into what almost feels like the onset of a bad dream, dissonant notes chiming like the bells of a child’s toy.

And so begins a musical journey that, as I wrote in the headline, feels like the soundtrack to some sort of dark fairy tale. “Libretto Horror” is the soundtrack to some sort of macabre ballroom dance while “Clear Clearer” shimmers and shines while evoking feelings of yearning and regret.

Meanwhile, “Sleeping Pills” is like a lullaby that would fit perfectly in the nursery of the Wicked Witch. It’s not ugly or bad. Quite the opposite, in fact. However, there is a sinister undertone, an underlying eeriness that haunts. Beautiful pianos mixed with a ghostlike choir and sparse percussion give this track an almost phantasmagorical feel.

My personal favorite track is the title track, which features Duda. Gleb Kolyadin plays the piano with absolutely stunning clarity and dynamics. It’s clear that his performance here is full of passion, love, and emotion. There are passages here that are breathtaking and the contrast between Semkina and Duda in the last third of the song is nothing short of inspired. It’s the kind of song that made me sit back, close my eyes, and drink in every moment.

There are subtle dissonances that run throughout the album, little flashes that give this album a somber darkness that never strays far, even when some tracks bring forth a playfulness, such as with “Too Many Years” or “Matches”.

The album ends with “Post Scriptum”, which takes the melody of the opening track and gives it an almost traditional folk flavor. Putting the album on repeat, you’ll immediately hear how the album flows from beginning to end to beginning again, creating a hypnotic cyclical journey.

Lighthouse is an album that played to some very different parts of my psyche. On one hand, I listened to it as an adult, fascinated with the technicality and the wonderful musical progressions, of which there are a great many. But I also listened to it almost like a child, the music setting my imagination loose to craft and weave my own complimentary stories. There is something magical about what I felt and I cherished every moment.

The Final Word: What Iamthemorning have crafted with Lighthouse is nothing short of a transcendent opus that is nearly impossible to turn off. I strongly urge anyone who appreciates music as a form of art to give this a very serious try.

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‘Alien: Covenant’ Sets Begin Popping Up

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 09:58

Studios have been cracking down on paparazzi photos, so you’re going to have to click overt to AvP Galaxy to view the first ever location photos from Ridley Scott’s soon-to-film Alien: Covenant!

The site reports on news of the crew moving into Fiordland National Park in New Zealand:

“The pictures were taken in front of Mitre Peak, an iconic mountain in the South of New Zealand. They are constructing what would appear to be a spaceship (possibly the Covenant?). In its current state it’s hard to tell for certain what exactly it might be though. Is it just some generic section of the hull or might it be an airlock?”

[Related] Alien Covenant: Everything We Know About Ridley Scott’s Next Alien Film!

In addition, a recent article (that has since been removed from the website) posted by the Otago Daily Times confirmed that Alien: Covenant would be filming in the Te Anau region of South New Zealand:

“Details of exactly what is being filmed, how many people are involved and how long filming will take are shrouded in mystery, but it has been confirmed scenes for ‘Alien: Covenant’ are at present being shot in the Te Anau-Milford Sound area.

A company spokesman, who declined to be named, said 13 trucks fitted out as camera, make-up, wardrobe and office trucks had been hired “for a few weeks”. Most were already in Fiordland, with the rest on their way south. They were being used for ‘Alien: Covenant’ scenes, he said.

He knew Fiordland was to be a location for ‘Alien: Covenant’ and had heard some filming had begun. Scouts had been scoping locations for the past six to eight weeks, he said. “I know Fiordland is ideally suited to their needs. It is a grand-scale production … which will use Fiordland’s natural scenery overlaid with special effects.”

Michael Fassbender is returning as Prometheus‘ android, David, with Katherine Waterston(Inherent Vice, Jobs, The Babysitters) leading a new crew that included Demian Bichir and the hilarious Danny McBride (“Eastbound and Down”), as well as Alex England (Gods of Egypt), Billy CrudupAmy Seimetz (pictured; A Horrible Way to Die, “The Killing”), Jussie Smollett (“Empire”), Carmen Ejogo and Callie Hernandez (Machete Kills).

Alien: Covenant will blast off on August 4, 2017.

Updated headline 7:40PM

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Alex Garland’s ‘Annihilation’ Feels the Force

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 09:44

Oscar Isaac, who can be seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is reteaming with Ex Machina director Alex Garland for Annihilation, which recently cast Natalie Portman (V for Vendetta, Black Swan) in the lead.

Jennifer Jason Leigh (Amityville: The Awakening, The Hateful Eightm “Twin Peaks”) also stars with Gina Rodriguez, and Tessa Thompson (Creed, When a Stranger Calls).

The film is an adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer novel for Garland and Paramount Pictures, which has Scott Rudin producing.

Garland will write and direct the pic that “follows a biologist who signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply.

Here’s a highlight from his work in Garland’s Ex Machina.

[H/T] iMBD

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‘Deeper’: Submarine Drops Bradley Cooper Into Supernatural Thriller!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 09:32

Max Landis, the son of the great Jon Landis, is booming. He’s currently behind the Syfy anthology series “Channel Zero,” while also having penned Chronicle and Victor Frankenstein (which I thought was actually very good). He also just sold his spec Bright, which will star both Will Smith and Joel Edgerton.

His next major project heads Deeper with The Hangover star Bradley Cooper, pictured, who toplines as a former astronaut hired to take a submersible to the lowest point in the ocean. As the submersible gets closer to its destination, supernatural events start to get involved.

Since James Cameron’s The Abyss and Sean S. Cunningham’s DeepStar Six, I’ve been desperately wanting to see a new deep-sea genre movie.

White God helmer Kornel Mundruczo is also attached to the project, Variety reports.

Sources say several suitors are looking into the spec, including Paramount, Lionsgate, STX, Black Box and Searchlight, with a deal expected shortly.

Landis will also produce with David Goyer and Addictive Pictures.

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Completed ‘Kong: Skull Island’ is “Spectacular and Epic”!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 09:23

My new favorite actor is Tom Hiddleston, who has series range. Never typecast, he’s been all over the spectrum having starred in everything from Thor to Only Lovers Left Alive, Crimson Peak, I Saw the Light and the upcoming High-Rise.

Next up for the thesp is Kong: Skull Island, the King Kong reboot that’s recently completed principal photography for release on March 10th, 2017.

Hiddleston spoke to EW about his role as a man who travels to the mythical island and home of the king of the apes. A team of explorers ventures inside what they find to be a treacherous island.

“We were in Hawaii, Australia, and Vietnam,” Hiddleston told EW. “And they were all completely different, and eventually they will all look like one homogenous island.”

Hiddleston is excited to work alongside a cast that includes Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, and Straight Outta Compton’s Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell — “We had maybe the most diverse and talented cast I think I’ve ever worked with as a whole” — but is extra pumped to also be sharing a screen with the titular gorilla. “He’s the biggest movie star in the history of movies,” says Hiddleston of Kong.

The actor also shed a little light on what to expect from the top-secret film. “Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who directed it, had this extraordinary idea,” says Hiddleston. “I don’t want to spoil too much… But it’s a whole new re-conception of the mythology. It essentially follows a group of disparate travelers and explorers and soldiers who travel to an undiscovered island in the South Pacific. And it’s set in a time period where you could conceive that there are still undiscovered places on the earth. What they find on the island is surprising, and then every character has a very different response to it. It’s going to be spectacular and epic, but also the human drama is kind of interesting as well.”

Once Kong: Skull Island is completed, Warner Bros. moves onto both Godzilla 2 and Godzilla vs Kong.

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‘Consumption’ Bleeds Out New Key Art and Trailer

bloody disgusting - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 09:07

Wild Eye Releasing has released a new trailer and artwork for Brandon Scullion’s debut feature, Consumption.

Since the world premiere on the festival circuit, Consumption has been praised by critics. Famous Monsters described the feature as “gruesome goulash of ghosts, cults, and good ol’ demons”.

Wild Eye plans to release Consumption on DVD and Digital HD in July.

A group of friends travel to the snowy Utah mountains for a weekend retreat. One brings with him a dark secret that could destroy their lives forever. As they prepare to face an ancient secret buried in the woods outside their winter resort, an unstoppable evil begins to grow, consuming them one by one. 

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‘Inner Chains’ Has a Gun That Spits Bones

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 22:46

Today, Telepaths Tree confirmed their upcoming biomechanical horror game Inner Chains will be coming to Linux, as well as PC, when it arrives later this year. The game has already raised more than $15k on Kickstarter — enough to reach its first stretch goal — and one more week to reach the next milestone ($20k) so we can get even more eye candy to shoot at.

And speaking of targets, we’re going to lots of them when we start playing around with this game’s arsenal, where the guns spit lightning, hellfire and fucking bones.

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‘Albino Lullaby’ is Playable On the Oculus Rift

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 19:23

Ape Law’s psychological horror game Albino Lullaby: Episode 1 launched on the Oculus store this week, giving early adopters of the crowdfunded virtual reality headset the opportunity to get uncomfortably close to those nightmarish thumb monsters. It’ll come to the HTC Vive on April 5, as well as PlayStation VR sometime later this year.

“From the moment Albino Lullaby played so well on the DK1, we knew we had to move forward with VR in mind at every turn,” said Justin Pappas, Ape Law’ creative director. “We wanted to create a fantastic world for an ordinary person to explore as themselves in the role of the main character, and VR delivers that experience in a way never before so fully realized.”

Episode 2 was supposed to release this month, but it was quietly delayed. We might not get it until January 2017, if its Steam page is to be believed. Steam is expecting Episode 3 on September 15, 2016, so that might be a placeholder.

You can get every episode and the OST with the $25 season pass, or for $10 individually.

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‘Baskin’ Director Back With ‘Housewife’ at Frontières Co-production Market

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 18:40

With the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival fearlessly taking place in spite of recent terror attacks the Montreal born Frontières co-production market will join the event for a third time.  As movie industry professionals from across the globe convene in the city an array of filmmakers will be looking to connect the dots in collaboration, hoping for a charm to birth their genre projects.  Fresh from cracking eggs filled with blood over the Easter long weekend, Baskin director, Can Evrenol is one of the selected few to pitch his newest fear flick.

Put your palm to the screen after taking a look at the exclusive debut of the title treatment for Housewife.  With the tagline of  “There’s Only You, And Your Dreams” it’s a mystery as to who or what the titular character will be.  By the looks of those nails it’s safe to say you will be in the clutches of another nightmare from the Turkish director.

Art by Manolya Urkan

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‘Zombi’ is Free for PS Plus Members Next Month

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 18:08

Sony has announced the next batch of games that will be free for PS Plus subscribers next month, and much like April’s Games with Gold offering, it’s bringing something special for horror fans. The half dozen titles are split evenly among the PlayStation Trinity, with I Am Alive and Savage Moon for PS3, Dead Star and Zombi for PS4, and A Virus Named Tom and Shutshimi for the PS Vita.

Originally a Wii U launch title — when we called it ZombiU — Ubisoft’s post-apocalyptic survival horror game lost some of its magic when it came to the PC, PS4 and Xbox One in August. Critical parts of the game, like the inventory and multiplayer, relied on the Wii U’s GamePad in ways that couldn’t be replicated as well on traditional controllers.

Zombi isn’t the “definitive” edition it needed to be, but it the added polish and small amount of bonus content it brings sort of makes up for that.

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The Super Weird ‘The Curse of Sleeping Beauty’ Trailer

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 17:11

Underworld: the Awakening actress India Eisley stars in The Curse of Sleeping Beauty, about a young man inherits a mysterious estate that holds a legendary secret within its walls. Eisley will play the role of Sleeping Beauty, aka Briar Rose.

We now have the official trailer for the film based on the Brothers Grimm classic, but with a dark, modern twist. It will open in limited theaters on May 13th with a VOD and iTunes release set for May 17th.

Pearry Teo directs the Bleiberg Entertainment production, which was acquired by XLrator Media out of the AFM market in November.

“Thomas Kaiser (Ethan Peck, “Eden”) inherits an ancestral mansion that has been in his family for generations — only to learn that he has also inherited an ancient curse stemming back to the Crusades. Forced into his new role as “protector” — the guardian appointed to keep the evil demons in the house at bay — Thomas teams with an ambitious local realtor (Natalie Hall, “True Blood”) and paranormal cleric (Academy Award nominee Bruce Davison, “X-Men”) to unravel the mystery of the house, while struggling to awaken the beautiful Briar Rose (India Eisley, “Underworld: Awakening”), held captive in a terrifying netherworld seen previously in his dreams.”

“When working on creating this specific vision of Sleeping Beauty, it’s always been my intention to try something that’s never been seen before,” Teo told THR when the project was announced. “We’re drawing on varied things like Silent Hill, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Cell and Insidious for inspiration, but we are creating something that will be very unique, both visually and in terms of storytelling.”

Curse of Sleeping Beauty was produced by Ehud Bleiberg and executive produced by Nicholas Donnermeyer.

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Full “Wolf Creek” Trailer Hunts Down Mick Taylor For Revenge!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 17:05

The hunt for Mick Taylor begins on May 12th when STAN’s 6-hour long “Wolf Creek” miniseries arrives!

I’m both a huge fan of director Greg McLean and his Wolf Creek franchise, which began like an homage to Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and then turned into a fun game of cat-and-mouse in the sequel.

Now, McLean is flipping the franchise on its head with the 6-part miniseries that sets Eve Thorogood is on a mission for revenge.

Ten years since the release of the hugely successful feature film Wolf Creek, creator Greg McLean and star John Jarratt return to give audiences a new take on the legend of Mick Taylor.

‘Wolf Creek,’ a six-part drama series, is a psychological thriller set in the world that fans of the films will recognize – but this time things are different. At first the pattern is familiar: Mick Taylor targets an American tourist family to terrorise and destroy. But the tables are turned when 19-year-old Eve survives the massacre and starts to rebuild her shattered existence by embarking on a mission of revenge.

Eve is played by Vampire Academy‘s Lucy Fry, who is shown preparing for the arrival of Mick Taylor.

Deborah Mailman (Offspring), Dustin Clare (Strike Back), Miranda Tapsell (Redfern Now), Richard Cawthorne (Catching Milat), Jake Ryan (Wentworth), and Jessica Tovey (Wonderland) also star in “Wolf Creek”.

Peter Gawler and Felicity Packard are the writers on the series, which is directed by Tony Tilse and Greg McLean, and produced by Peter Gawler and Elisa Argenzio. The executive producers are Greg Haddrick and Greg McLean with Jo Rooney, Andy Ryan, Nick Forward and Rob Gibson.

The series was shot in South Australia, featuring striking Outback landscapes, all shown in the full trailer for the series!

WOLF CREEK series | courtesy of Stan

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