5 Fav Graphic Novel Adaptations of ‘The Scribbler’ Creator Dan Schaffer!

bloody disgusting - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:01

XLrator Media has released today – in limited theaters, VOD and iTunes – the highly anticipated The Scribbler, an adaptation of the 2006 popular graphic novel by Daniel Schaffer.

Schaffer, who also penned the screenplay, caught up with Bloody Disgusting to discuss his favorite graphic novel adaptations, which include The Crow to Ghost World.

“The Scribbler follows Suki (Katie Cassidy), a young woman confronting her destructive mental illness using “The Siamese Burn,” an experimental machine designed to eliminate multiple personalities. The closer Suki comes to being “cured,” she’s haunted by a thought… what if the last unwanted identity turns out to be her?

Dan Schaffer’s 5 Favorite Graphic Novel Adaptations:

1. GHOST WORLD. This is my favourite adaptation of any graphic novel because it captures perfectly the melancholic vibe that runs through the blue toned art and deceptively simple panel spacing of Dan Clowes’ book. The characters move through a desolate, directionless limbo between their pasts and their futures and this is expertly translated to the screen by way of a brilliant soundtrack and lead actors who perform with a kind of permanent thousand-yard-stare, like they want to look to the future but can’t see past the moment. I don’t know if it was a wonderful accident or all by design but, either way, it’s a great adaptation.

2. THE CROW. The film’s still great even though it’s looking a bit dated now. O’Barr’s book has a purity that you don’t find in any mainstream comic and, in a rare case of Hollywood integrity, the filmmakers seemed to respect that. Here’s a guy with a pen exorcising his demons, coming to terms with loss, and somehow producing this wonderful story. The film could have ignored all that but, for the most part, it preserved the book’s soul and, through Brandon Lee’s perfectly tuned performance, ended up being much more than the sum of its parts, just like the comic.

3. OLD BOY. If Park Chan-wook is filming your graphic novel adaptation then you’ve struck gold! He’s one of the cleverest filmmakers on the planet and OLD BOY in particular is not only a remarkable film for any genre, it’s also a lesson in complex, intelligent and committed filmmaking that all directors could learn from.

4. A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE. Cronenberg changed a handful of details from the John Wagner/Vince Locke graphic novel in his adaptation but he’s always been pretty respectful of his source material – COSMOPOLIS is virtually word for word from Delillo’s novel and NAKED LUNCH is, well, that was unfilmable but he still managed to do something remarkable by getting inside Burroughs’ head. Cronenberg’s a smart guy so if he’s got his fingers all over your work you know that you’re in safe hands and the result going to be something intelligent and not a dumb mess of movie clichés.

5. DREDD. I grew up reading 2000AD, it’s why I got into comics. This film is on the list even though I hated it the first time I saw it. I thought it was a by-the-numbers, two dimensional, video game movie with no soul. But it got stuck in my head so I watched it again to find out why and ended up pulling a complete U-turn. Second time around I thought it was a genius piece of slick, simple, linear storytelling. And I’ve watched it a couple more times since then so figure that out. The two leads were perfect and Lena Headey always rocks. Somebody make a sequel.

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Uni Secretly Developing Out New Monster Franchise

bloody disgusting - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:16

While Universal Pictures secretly develops out their new Universal Monsters franchise, some news sneakily appeared in an article over at Deadline.

Noah Hawley, who shared the Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries for hatching the FX television transfer of “Fargo,” is separately scripting an untitled project at Universal that will be part of that studio’s classic monster franchise push.

No word on which monster will be revitalized on screen, although Uni is working hard on their reboot of The Mummy.

I want to see Van Helsing built up as an awesome character – and to have it all come together in one final Avengers-style epic.

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Zombaby Attacks “Z Nation”! (Exclusive Clip)

bloody disgusting - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:10

We have an exclusive new clip from the widely successful “Z Nation,” airing again tonight on Syfy. In it, you’ll see a zombie baby that gets his fill of gore. This series seriously looks awesome!

Harold Perrineau, Tom Everett Scott, DJ Qualls, Michael Welch, Kellita Smith, Anastasia Baranova, Russel Hodgkingson and Keith Allan star.

‘Z Nation’ starts three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country. A team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood. Although the antibodies he carries are the world’s last, best hope for a vaccine, he hides a dark secret that threatens them all. With humankind’s survival at stake, the ragtag band embarks on a journey of survival across three thousand miles of rusted-out post-apocalyptic America.

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Amon Amarth “Deceiver Of The Gods” Music Video Premiere (Exclusive)

bloody disgusting - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:00

Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with Swedish metal band Amon Amarth to bring you the exclusive N. American premiere of the “Deceiver Of The Gods” video! The video features clips from the upcoming film, Northmen – A Viking Saga, which stars Tom Hopper, Ryan Kwanten, Ken Duken, and features Johan Hegg as Valli. The film is set to be released this Autumn. More information can be found here.

Northmen – A Viking Saga‘s synopsis:

In the 9th century a group of Vikings, commanded by captain Asbjörn, is approaching Britain, aiming to plunder the rich monasteries in the north of the island. But their ship gets caught in a storm and is smashed to pieces on the rocks off the coast of Scotland, the only part of Britain without any Viking settlements. When Inghean, daughter of the Scottish King Dunchaid, by chance falls into Viking hands, they see the opportunity for demanding a large ransom. King Dunchaid immediately sets his “wolfpack” – a group of mercenaries well known for their savagery – on them. The Northmen with their hostage now have to force their way through the rough highlands, where they meet the brave and mysterious Christian monk Conall. Having the wolfpack close on their heels, a desperate race against time begins. A battle over life and death…

The video’s track comes from the band’s latest album Deceiver Of The Gods, which came out June 2013 and has generated critical acclaim. You can purchase Deceiver Of The Gods physically via Metal Blade or digitally via iTunes.

Amon Amarth online:
Official Website
Facebook
Twitter
Deceiver Sub Site

Tour dates w/Sabaton, Skeletonwitch:
09/25 Riverside, CA Riverside Municipal Auditorium
09/26 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
09/27 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
09/29 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
09/30 Seattle, WA El Corazon
10/01 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
10/03 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
10/04 Calgary, AB Flames Central
10/05 Saskatoon, SK Louis’ Pub
10/06 Winnipeg, MB The Garrick
10/07 Thunder Bay, ON Crocks
10/10 Toronto, ON The Sound Academy
10/11 Montreal, QC Metropolis
10/12 Quebec City, QC Imperial
10/14 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
10/15 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
10/17 Albany, NY Upstate Concert Hall
10/18 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre
10/19 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
10/21 Chattanooga, TN Track 29
10/22 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theater
10/24 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
10/25 Jacksonville, FL Freebird
10/26 Birmingham, AL Iron City
10/27 New Orleans, LA The Civic
10/29 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
10/30 Joliet, IL Mojoes
10/31 Detroit, MI Royal Oak
11/01 Milwaukee, WI The Eagles Club
11/02 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
11/04 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Street
11/05 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
11/07 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/08 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls
11/09 Tucson, AZ Club XS
End Tour
11/16 Tokyo, JP Knotfest 2014

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Relativity to Open ‘The Disappointments’ Room Next Year

bloody disgusting - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:23

Deadline reports that Relativity Studios is set for a busy couple of weeks about a year from now as the company today slated its Kate Beckinsale thriller The Disappointments Room for September 25, 2015, and Halle Berry pic Kidnap for two weeks later.

Director D.J. Caruso’s Disappointments Room — about a couple who move into a new house with their young son only to discover a secret room within the attic where terrible horrors are unlocked — will go up against an untitled Blumhouse horror pic from Universal, along with Sony’s toon sequel Hotel Transylvania 2 and Warner Bros’ comedy The Intern.

Kidnap, which centers on a mother who will stop at nothing to rescue her abducted son, opens October 5, 2015, against Disney’s animated redo of The Jungle Book.

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George A. Romero’s ‘Monkey Shines’ and ‘The Dark Half’ Get Blu Treatment!

bloody disgusting - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:19

This fall, Scream Factory will release The Dark Half and Monkey Shines, two horror favorites from acclaimed director George A. Romero.

Making their Blu-ray debuts on November 18th, 2014, each release also boasts brand new bonus features including all new audio commentaries with George A. Romero, new retrospective featurettes with cast and crew, behind the scenes footage, deleted scenes and much more! In addition, fans who order their copies from ShoutFactory.com will have their order shipped three weeks early!

Monkey Shines: Allan Mann (Jason Beghe) is a bitter, angry and vengeful man ever since an accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. He’s fed up with himself and everyone around him. All that changes when he’s given Ella, a monkey trained to meet his every need. But when Ella begins anticipating Allan’s thoughts, strange and deadly things start happening. And as she stalks and wreaks havoc on Allan’s fair-weather girlfriend (Janine Turner), incompetent doctor and meddling mother, Allan realizes he must stop the cunning maniacal creature…before she fully takes over his mind!

Monkey Shines stars Jason Beghe (Chicago Hope), Janine Turner (Northern Exposure), Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada), Kate McNeil (The House on Sorority Row).

Monkey Shines extras will include:

NEW Audio Commentary with Writer/Director George A. Romero
NEW An Experiment In Fear – The Making of Monkey Shines – An all-new retrospective with Writer/Director George A. Romero, actors Jason Beghe, John Pankow and Kate McNeil, Executive Producer Peter Grunwald, Special Make-Up Effects Creator Tom Savini, Special Make-Up Effects Assistants Greg Nicotero and Everett Burrell and Editor Pasquale Buba (49 minutes)
Alternate Ending
Deleted Scenes
Behind-the-Scenes Footage
Vintage Making of Monkey Shines plus additional interview clips
Theatrical Trailers & TV Spot
Still Gallery

The Dark Half: Based on the best-selling book by Stephen King, The Dark Half tells the story of horror writer Thad Beaumont (Timothy Hutton), who hopes to distance himself from his murder novels and from George Stark, the name he has used to anonymously author them. To achieve this, he cooks up a murder of his own: a publicity stunt that should lay Stark to rest forever. But when the people around him are found gruesomely slain – and his own fingerprints dot the crime scenes – Beaumont is dumbfounded until he learns that Stark has taken on life of his own…and begun a gruesome quest for vengeance!

The Dark Half stars Timothy Hutton (Leverage, Ordinary People), Amy Madigan (Field of Dreams), Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead) and Julie Harris (The Haunting).

The Dark Half extras will include:

NEW Audio Commentary with Writer/Director George A. Romero
NEW The Sparrows Are Flying Again!: The Making of The Dark Half – An all-new retrospective with Writer/Director George A. Romero, Producer Declan Baldwin, Actors Michael Rooker, Robert Joy, Rutanya Alda and John Amplas, Composer Christopher Young, Special Make-Up Effects Creators John Vulich and Everett Burrell, Visual Effects Supervisor Kevin Kutchaver, Second Unit Director Tom Dubensky and Editor Pasquale Buba (36 Minutes)
Deleted Scenes
Animated Storyboards for the original ending
Behind-the-Scenes Footage – Special Effects and On the Set
Vintage Making of The Dark Half plus additional interview clips
Theatrical Trailer and TV Spot
Still Gallery

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Sony Wins ‘In The Deep’ Bidding War; Described as ‘Jaws’ Meets ’127 Hours’

bloody disgusting - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 09:31

Shark movies continually fail all while Shark Week is the biggest thing on TV. With that, studios will continue to attempt their own Jaws in hopes of breaking through to audiences. First way to achieve this is to focus on a good story and characters – and much like Halloween is the end all of Halloween-themed movies, I’m not quite sure there’s a better shark story than Jaws.

Still, a bidding war just ended on a new Shark-based thriller when Sony Pictures paid high-six figures for In The Deep, a spec script by Tony Jaswinski (Kristy, Vanishing on 7th Street) that had created feeding frenzy all day.

Deadline reports that, tonally, the spec is described as a cross between 127 Hours meets Jaws, with a touch of Gravity thrown in for good measure. “A young woman who is dealing with the recent death of her mother is surfing on an isolated beach and gets stranded 20 yards off shore on a buoy. What lies between her and the shore is a huge great white shark.

It’s said to be an emotional piece for a young twentysomething star. Whomever lands the role will probably end up talking to a volleyball with a face drawn on it.

The film will be produced by former Warner Bros executive Lynn Harris; it is the first project she has put together with Matti Leshem in the new producing shingle Weimaraner Republic Pictures.

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How Much Do You Love ‘Annabelle’?

bloody disgusting - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 09:16

A second TV Spot for New Line Cinema’s Annabelle has arrived, and talk a bit about demons latching themselves onto objects.

Their quasi The Conjuring prequel haunting theaters October 23.

Annabelle reunites the filmmakers behind 2013’s hugely successful supernatural thriller The Conjuring. James Wan, director of the global hit, is producing Annabelle with Peter Safran. John R. Leonetti, who served as cinematographer on The Conjuring, is directing.

John Form thinks he’s found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia—a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia’s delight with Annabelle doesn’t last long.

On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now…Annabelle.

Annabelle Wallis (X-Men: First Class) and Ward Horton (The Wolf of Wall Street) star as the Forms. Oscar nominee Alfre Woodard (Cross Creek, Twelve Years a Slave) stars as Evelyn, a neighbor who owns a bookstore and is familiar with the occult. Rounding out the cast are Kerry O’Malley (TV’s “Those Who Kill) and Brian Howe (Devil’s Knot) as neighbors Sharon and Pete Higgins; Tony Amendola (TV’s “Once Upon A Time) as Father Perez; and Eric Ladin (TV’s “Boardwalk Empire,) as Detective Clarkin.

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Invada Records Releasing Four ‘Hannibal’ OSTs On 2xLP Vinyl (Exclusive)

bloody disgusting - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 09:00

Invada Records have announced that they will be releasing all four volumes of the Hannibal OST on four 2xLP packages, Bloody-Disgusting can exclusively report.

The music is put together in a rather fascinating fashion:

All of the music featured on the Hannibal LP’s hail from the first and second season of the series and have been sequenced in the chronological order they appears on the show itself, allowing for an essential listening experience as dictated by the music’s creator.

The music, which is composed by Brian Reitzell, has received critical acclaim, with many, including myself, who believe that the music is one of the most critical aspects in creating the atmosphere of the show.

The vinyl details read:

Invada will be issuing HANNIBAL across four double-LPs available individually or as a package. The music will be available on collectors ‘coloured’ vinyl and black audiophile vinyl. Each double LP will be housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve and Director David Slade has provided rare photography from his personal collection for the artwork. Each LP will come with a download card

Reitzell is known for his work with director Sofia Coppola (The Virgin Suicides, Lost In Translation) as well as the recent score to the hit video game Watch Dogs, which Invada released.

Below are samples from each volume of the Hannibal OST as well as two gorgeous images of the album artwork.

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‘Godzilla’ Sequel Has Same Writer As First

bloody disgusting - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 22:47

I get tons of hate mail and hate-tweets because of my negativity towards Godzilla. And it’s going to continue right now, but with a little positive approach.

Max Borenstein wrote this summer’s remake, and will be reteaming with director Gareth Edwards on the sequel that’s pegged for a June 8, 2018 release.

While I have my qualms about Godzilla, I’d like to offer one plea to Borenstein: I’m on my hands and knees begging for Godzilla to actually interact with the human characters. That’s it; I don’t think that’s too much to ask, is it? I feel like offering some advice is a way of expressing what I didn’t like about the first, while also suggesting how to make it better. I’m looking forward to the sequel because there’s a lot to learn from the first, and by then Edwards is going to be an expert.

Borenstein wrote the first installment that relaunched the reptile and also penned Kong’s forthcoming origin, Skull Island. The latter was teased at Comic-Con and just got Tom Hiddleston starring and Jordan Vogt-Roberts directing. Borenstein also scripted the upcoming Seventh Son for Legendary.

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Mrs. Voorhees Gets Her Own Printable 8-Bit NES Mask

Dread Central - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 21:51

Last week we shared with you a fan-made 8-bit Jason Voorhees mask that you could print out right in the comfort of your own home, which was a truly awesome gift for those with nostalgic feelings of lovin’ towards the Friday the 13th Nintendo game. But what about the franchise’s original killer? Doesn’t she deserve the same treatment? Today, she gets it!

What many don’t remember about that oddball game is that Mrs. Voorhees was also in it, depicted as a floating 8-bit severed head. Pamela was a mini-boss that you had to beat off before getting to her vengeful son, and defeating her won you special weapons to better arm yourself for that big boss battle.

Courtesy of Jack’s Attic, the same website that brought us that aforementioned NES Jason mask, comes a FREE printable Mrs. Voorhees mask, based on her appearance in the infamous game. With frazzled 8-bit hair and a purple face of doom, Mrs. Voorhees has never looked more terrifying, and we can’t think of a more unique Halloween costume than this one.

Check out both masks below and remember – all you need is a printer and a piece of string!

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Godzilla Sequel Finds a Writer

Dread Central - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 21:17

The sequel to Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla (review) has found itself a scribe who will hopefully remember to write Godzilla into the movie this time. Read on for details.

Deadline is reporting that Legendary has closed a deal for Max Borenstein to write the screenplay for the sequel which Gareth Edwards will direct. Borenstein wrote the first installment that relaunched the reptile and also penned Skull Island.

Related Story: Godzilla News Archive

Legendary and Warner Bros. have dated the sequel for June 8, 2018. Legendary is producing with Mary Parent, and Alex Garcia will oversee the project for Legendary.

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‘Silent Hills’ May Be Delivered Episodically

bloody disgusting - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 20:01

Hold onto your butts, because we may be on the precipice of a new trend that’s about to sweep our favorite genre: episodic horror. I say this because it seems Kojima may be considering employing an episodic format for Silent Hills. The idea was first mentioned in a report on GameSpot, which hints at the possibility of it’s releasing in a way that’s similar to Telltale’s The Walking Dead or Resident Evil: Revelations 2.

I will always prefer to get “all” of the game at once, but I don’t mind bite-sized terror.

If this is the route Kojima wants to take with Silent Hills, I hope the result will be more like Revelations 2, where the plan is to release four episodes a week apart, rather than The Walking Dead, which has seen entire months go by with nary a new episode.

If you missed the wonderfully disturbing concept trailer we were gifted with earlier today, you may want to check it out.

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First Look: Halloween 6: The Producer’s Cut

Dread Central - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 19:37

Having spent a bit of time with The Scream Factory and Anchor Bay’s Halloween: The Complete Collection Blu-ray set, I can assure you that the producer’s cut of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers looks just incredible. Don’t believe me? Take a look for yourself!

Halloween Box Set Release Details
Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory proudly announce the bonus features and technical specifications for the September 23rd HALLOWEEN Complete Collection Blu-ray set. This new set boasts a wealth of NEW bonus features including brand NEW featurettes, brand NEW commentaries, 4 brand NEW interviews — with many of the participants sharing their thoughts about the franchise for the first time — and NEW transfers and audio specs on selected titles.

Disc 1 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978)

  • HD Transfer Supervised and Approved by Director of Photography Dean Cundey
  • NEW Audio Commentary with Director of Photography Dean Cundey, Editor Tommy Lee Wallace, and The Shape, Nick Castle
  • Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter and Actress Jamie Lee Curtis.
  • “The Night She Came Home” Featurette
  • “On Location: 25 Years Later” Featurette
  • TV Version Footage
  • Television Spots
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV and Radio Spots
  • Tech Specs: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby TrueHD 7.1; Original 1978 Audio in Dolby TrueHD Mono. Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

Disc 2 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

  • Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter, Actress Jamie Lee Curtis, and Co-Writer/Producer Debra Hill
  • “Halloween: A Cut Above The Rest” Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV and Radio Spots
  • Tech Specs: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby Surround 5.1; PCM 5.1; Original 1978 Mono Audio. Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

Disc 3 – Halloween II (1981) Theatrical Version

  • Audio Commentary with Director Rick Rosenthal and Actor Leo Rossi (Theatrical version)
  • Audio Commentary with Stunt Coordinator/Actor Dick Warlock (Theatrical version)
  • “The Nightmare Isn’t Over: The Making Of Halloween II” Featurette with Rick Rosenthal, Lance Guest, Dick Warlock, Alan Howarth, Dean Cundey, Leo Rossi, and More
  • “Horror’s Hallowed Grounds: The Locations of Halloween II” – Host Sean Clark revisits the original shooting locations of the film
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary from Director Rick Rosenthal
  • Alternate Ending with Optional Audio Commentary from Director Rick Rosenthal
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV and Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery
  • Tech Specs: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD MA 5.1

Disc 4 – Halloween II TV Cut (1981) DVD (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

  • Television Cut with Added Footage Not Seen in the Theatrical Version
  • Tech Specs: Standard Definition Full-frame 1.33:1; Dolby Digital Mono

Disc 5 – Halloween III: Season of The Witch (1982)

  • Audio Commentary with Director Tommy Lee Wallace
  • Audio Commentary with Actor Don Shanks and Author Justin Beahm
  • Audio Commentary with Director Dominique Othenin-Girard and Actors Danielle Harris and Jeffrey Landman
  • Audio Commentary with Cctor Tom Atkins
  • “Stand Alone: The Making of Halloween III: Season of the Witch” featuring Tommy Lee Wallace, Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dick Warlock, Dean Cundey, and more
  • “Horror’s Hallowed Grounds” – Revisiting the original shooting locations
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Tech Specs: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD MA 5.1; Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0

Disc 6 – Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

  • Audio Commentary with Actors Ellie Cornell and Danielle Harris
  • Audio Commentary with Director Dwight H. Little and Author Justin Beahm
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Tech Specs: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby TrueHD 5.1. Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

Disc 7 — Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

  • Audio Commentary with Actors Don Shanks and Jeffrey Landman
  • Audio Commentary with Director Dominique Othenin-Girard and Actors Danielle Harris and Jeffrey Landman
  • Audio Commentary with Actor Don Shanks and Author Justin Beahm
  • Halloween 5: On The Set
  • Halloween 5: Original Promo
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Tech Specs: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby TrueHD 5.1. Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

Disc 8 — Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) Theatrical Cut

  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Gallery
  • Tech Specs: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1); Dolby Digital 5.1. Subtitles: English

Disc 9 – Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) Producer’s Cut (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

  • NEW High Definition Master from the Original Inter-negative
  • NEW Audio Commentary with Screenwriter Daniel Farrands and Composer Alan Howarth (Producer’s Cut)
  • NEW “Jamie’s Story” – An Interview with the Original “Jamie,” Actress Danielle Harris
  • NEW “The Cursed ‘Curse'” – An Interview with Producers Malek Akkad and Paul Freeman
  • NEW “Acting Scared “– A Look at the Film’s Cast with Actresses Mariah O’Brien and J.C. Brandy
  • NEW “The Shape Of Things” – A Look at Michael Myers’ Murders and Mayhem with Special Make-Up Effects Artists John Carl Buechler and Brad Hardin and Actor George P. Wilbur (Michael Myers)
  • NEW “Haddonfield’s Horrors” – The Sights of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers with Director of Photography Billy Dickson, Production Designer Brad Ryman, and Director of Photography (Additional Scenes) Thomas Callaway
  • NEW “Full Circle” – An Interview with Composer Alan Howarth
  • NEW Cast and Crew Tribute to Donald Pleasance
  • Archival Interviews and Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage (approx. 30 Minutes)
  • Alternate and Deleted Scenes (not present en either cut of the film)
  • Teaser Trailer: Halloween 666: The Origin of Michael Myers
  • Tech Specs: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1:78:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Subtitles: English

Disc 10 — Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

  • Presented in the Correct 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio
  • NEW Commentary with Director Steve Miner and Jamie Lee Curtis, Moderated by Sean Clark
  • NEW “The Making of Halloween H20″ Featuring Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnett, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Nancy Stephens, Adam Hann-Byrd, Tom Kane, Editor Patrick Lussier, Producer Malek Akkad, Producer Paul Freeman, Composer John Ottman, Chris Durand (Michael Myers), Writer Robert Zappia, Stunt Co-Ordinator Donna Keegan, Make-Up Brad Hardin, and Cinematographer Daryn Okada
  • Scenes from the Film with John Ottman’s Original Score
  • Vintage Interviews and Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Tech Specs: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Disc 11 — Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

  • Audio Commentary with Director Rick Rosenthal and Editor Robert A. Ferretti
  • Web Cam Special with Optional Director’s Commentary
  • Alternate Endings
  • Deleted Scenes
  • “Head Cam” Featurette
  • Storyboard Analysis
  • Set Tour with Production Designer Troy Hansen
  • Set Interview with Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Vintage Interviews and Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Home Video TV Spots
  • Tech Specs: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1. Subtitles: English

Disc 12 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007)

  • Unrated Director’s Cut with Audio Commentary by Writer/Director Rob Zombie
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
  • Alternate Ending with Optional Commentary
  • Bloopers
  • “The Many Faces Of Michael Myers” Featurette
  • Re-Imagining Halloween
  • Meet the Cast
  • Casting Sessions
  • Scout Taylor-Compton Screen Test
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Tech Spec: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; Dolby Digital 5.1. Subtitles: English, Spanish

Disc 13 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007) Bonus Disc (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

  • Documentary: “Michael Lives: The Making of Halloween (4-1/2 hours)
  • Tech Specs: Dolby Stereo. Subtitles: English

Disc 14 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2 (2009)

  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Rob Zombie
  • Deleted and Alternate Scenes
  • Audition Footage
  • Make-Up Test Footage
  • Blooper Reel
  • Captain Clegg and The Night Creatures Music Videos
  • Uncle Seymour Coffins’ Stand-Up Routines
  • Tech Spec: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; Subtitles: English

Disc 15 – Bonus Features (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

  • John Carpenter’s Halloween – The Extended Version (in HD – TV inserts are in standard definition)
  • Interview with Moustapha Akkad about Origin of Halloween
  • “Halloween Unmasked 2000″ Featurette
  • “The Making of Halloween 4: Final Cut” Featurette
  • NEW Episodes of Horror’s Hallowed Grounds – We go back to the filming locations of Halloween 4, Halloween 5 (with special guest Don Shanks), and Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. Plus the original 2005 pilot for Horror’s Hallowed Grounds featuring a look at the locations of the original Halloween.
  • Horror’s Hallowed Grounds: Fan Edition – A special episode shot with, and for, the fans as they board a bus tour during the 35 Years of Terror convention and visit the locations of Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween III, and Halloween (2007). Hosted by HHG’s Sean Clark with special guests Dick Warlock, Charles Cyphers, Brian Andrews, Tommy Lee Wallace, and Erik Preston.
  • NEW The Making of Halloween 4 Featuring Actors Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Kathleen Kinmont, Beau Starr, Raymond O’Connor, Erik Preston, and Sasha Jensen; Stuntmen Tom Morga (Michael Myers) and George P. Wilbur (Michael Myers); Composer Alan Howarth; Writer Alan B. McElroy; Producers Malek Akkad and Paul Freeman; Special Make-Up Effects Artists John Carl Buechler and Ken Horn
  • “Inside Halloween 5″ Featurette
  • NEW The Making of Halloween 5 Featuring Interviews with Actors Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Wendy Kaplan, Jeffrey Landman, Jonathan Chapin, Frankie Como, Tamara Glynn, Matthew Walker, and Don Shanks (Michael Myers); Producer Malek Akkad; Line Producer Rick Nathanson; and Composer Alan Howarth
  • NEW Interview with Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Burman on Halloween III: Season of the Witch
  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch Radio Spots
  • TV Spots – Halloween 4, Halloween 5, Halloween (2007) and Halloween II (2009)
  • Photo Galleries — Halloween, Halloween 4 and Halloween 5
  • Tech Specs: 1080p, 520p Full Frame, Anamorphic Widescreen 1:85:1, 2.35:1; DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Stereo, Mono

Is it September 23rd yet?

 


 

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The Hunt Begins in This ‘Bloodborne’ TGS Trailer

bloody disgusting - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 19:34

With Bloodborne, From Software is taking everything I loved about their Dark Souls series, including its unforgiving difficulty, and adding a potent dose of horror. In the game’s TGS trailer, we’re treated to more of its gothic environments, freaky monsters and gorgeous visuals.

Bloodborne arrives exclusively on the PlayStation 4 on Feb 6, and when that happens it may very well become one of the console’s first must-have games.

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Peek-a-Boo: A Scary New “Freak Show” Teaser!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 19:31

The latest “American Horror Story: Freak Show” teaser plays peak-a-boo, and ends with a pretty terrific scare! FX is set to debut the fourth season on October 8th at 10:00 PM on FX.

It begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952.

A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.

Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe, Denis O’Hare, Jamie Brewer, and Evan Peters return from previous seasons. New cast members includes Michael Chiklis, Wes Bentley, John Carroll Lynch, Finn Wittrock, Matt Bomer, Patti LaBelle and the world’s smallest living woman, Jyoti Amge.

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Latest American Horror Story: Freak Show Teaser Says Peek-a-Boo; First Footage Revealed!

Dread Central - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 19:10

Another new teaser has arrived for “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” and this one includes a few non-freaks… one of whom will probably never play peek-a-boo again!  Check it out along with a sizzle reel for FX’s fall premieres, which includes a bit of actual footage from the show.

“American Horror Story: Freak Show” debuts October 8th at 10:00 PM on FX. It begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952.

A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.

Related Story: American Horror Story: Freak Show – Official Image Gallery Now Live

Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe, Denis O’Hare, Jamie Brewer, and Evan Peters return from previous seasons. New cast members includes Michael Chiklis, Wes Bentley, John Carroll Lynch, Finn Wittrock, Matt Bomer, Patti LaBelle and the world’s smallest living woman, Jyoti Amge.

“American Horror Story: Freak Show” – Episode 4.01 – “Monsters Among Us” (airs 10/8/14)
One of the only surviving sideshows in the country struggles to stay in business during the dawning era of television. When police make a terrifying discovery at a local farmhouse, the eccentric purveyor of the freak show (Lange) sees an opportunity that will lead her troupe either to their salvation or ruin. Written by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk; directed by Ryan Murphy.

For more info visit the “AHS: Freak Show” Facebook page, check out “AHS: Freak Show” on Tumblr, and follow @AHSFreakShow_ on Twitter along with “American Horror Story” on FX.

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Killer Mermaid (2014)

Dread Central - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 18:47

Starring Kristina Klebe, Franco Nero, Natalie Burn, Dragan Mićanović, Miodrag Krstović, Slobodan Stefanović, Sofija Rajović, Zorana Kostić Obradović

Directed by Milan Todorovic

Geez, just look at the number of names I’ve listed above that end in the suffix “vic.” You should see the rest of the credits.

Speaking of spelling, since American audiences need everything spelled out for them, it seems this new killer mermaid flick originally titled Nymph has been given the more simplistic, straight-to-the-point title Killer Mermaid. While not without its flaws, this Serbian sea monster movie deserves a better moniker than the dopey new Syfy-ish title would imply.

Two American women are on vacation in scenic Montenegro. Well, one American woman and an actress playing an American who clearly struggles at times to mask her natural Russian accent.

Just the lush Balkan locale alone adds an exotic flavor that elevates the production past most low-budget creature features these days. It’s not a location we typically see on screen, particularly in horror movies, so I’d definitely say it speaks volumes that even after watching people horribly killed by both madman and monster, it still looked like a place I’d love to visit.

Kelly is a workaholic magazine writer who has issues with the ocean stemming from a childhood tragedy. I’m thinking if you suffer from a touch of aquaphobia, vacationing in a seaside Mediterranean resort town is probably not your best bet.

Her BFF Lucy looks incredible in a bikini. That’s not just me being lecherous; that really is about all we ever get to know about her. That and she’s still not entirely over her college boyfriend, Serbian playboy Alex, with whom the two are reuniting in this aquatic paradise. Alex has brought with him the fiancée he’s not sure he’s ready to fully commit to so you better believe that leads to some romantic entanglements.

Another handsome stranger joins them as they consider taking a trip out to Mamula, a small island that’s home to an abandoned military prison. When has that not ever ended badly in a movie?

The great Franco Nero doesn’t get nearly enough screen time as a grizzled fisherman, kind of like Quint to the mermaid’s Jaws. He attempts to warn the vacationers that Mamula is a place of great evil they’d be wise to stay far away from. Naturally, they do not listen. If they had, the movie would have been a 30-minute postcard.

Once on Mamula, the solid set-up gets bogged down as the attractive ne’er-do-wells are stalked by a mad fisherman whose primary weapon of choice is a four-pronged boat anchor. Comparisons to I Know What You Did Last Summer were not lost on the writers, who even make a joke referencing that film. I’m tempted to summarize the movie as I Know What You Did Last Summer meets Splash if Daryl Hannah’s siren song turned Tom Hanks into a hook-wielding homicidal maniac.

Perhaps the title should have been changed to Killer/Mermaid or Killer & Mermaid since the mermaid herself is a tad underutilized. Her maniacal minion does most of the legwork, most likely because the mermaid has no legs. The clunky slasher aspect kills a lot of momentum with tunnel chases that go on far too long. I prefer more mermaid and less killer in my killer mermaid movies.

A major opportunity is missed as the siren’s mind-controlling call appeared to be on the verge of transforming Alex into another maniacal minion, only to never really follow through with it. Given the romantic insecurities the subplots are built around, having these men take turns falling under the spell of another woman and turning on their female counterparts could have added an extra layer of both subtext and suspense to all the running and chasing that makes up too much of the mid-section.

A few less-than-convincing CGI shots aside, the mermaid is portrayed by a beautiful half-naked actress who perfectly conveys the seductive side of this mythological predator before she reveals her true face that only an alligator could love. Again, underutilized, as she doesn’t even make a full appearance until nearly the halfway point, and it won’t be until the final 15 minutes that she actually starts getting her fins dirty.

A mix of Hammer-esque horror and slasher filmdom that transforms into a full-blown creature feature by the end, pacing and story issues aside, it is a notch above most modern low-budget monster movies that tend to also be low on ambition or resources. Killer Mermaid is a Gothic creature feature dripping with atmosphere, sex appeal, and blood. But a little more mermaid action and a lot more Franco Nero really would have helped it make a bigger splash.

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Scream Factory Giving Monkey Shines and The Dark Half Blu-ray Debuts

Dread Central - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 18:09

Though primarily known as the guy who created the modern day zombie as we know it, George A. Romero has also directed a handful of non-zombie gems throughout his career, including Monkey Shines and The Dark Half. This coming November, Scream Factory puts both films onto Blu-ray for the very first time, and we’ve got all the tasty details for ya today!

From the Press Release:
This fall Scream Factory will release The Dark Half and Monkey Shines, two horror favorites from acclaimed director George A. Romero. Making their Blu-ray debuts on November 18th, 2014, each release also boasts brand new bonus features including all new audio commentaries with George A. Romero, new retrospective featurettes with cast and crew, behind-the-scenes footage, deleted scenes, and much more! In addition, fans who order their copies from ShoutFactory.com will have their order shipped three weeks early!

Allan Mann (Jason Beghe) is a bitter, angry, and vengeful man ever since an accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. He’s fed up with himself and everyone around him. All that changes when he’s given Ella, a monkey trained to meet his every need. But when Ella begins anticipating Allan’s thoughts, strange and deadly things start happening. And as she stalks and wreaks havoc on Allan’s fair-weather girlfriend (Janine Turner), incompetent doctor, and meddling mother, Allan realizes he must stop the cunning maniacal creature… before she fully takes over his mind!

Monkey Shines stars Jason Beghe (“Chicago Hope”), Janine Turner (“Northern Exposure”), Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada), and Kate McNeil (The House on Sorority Row).

Monkey Shines Bonus Features:

· New: Audio Commentary with Writer/Director George A. Romero
· New: An Experiment in Fear – The Making of “Monkey Shines” – An all-new retrospective with Writer/Director George A. Romero; Actors Jason Beghe, John Pankow, and Kate McNeil; Executive Producer Peter Grunwald; Special Make-Up Effects Creator Tom Savini; Special Make-Up Effects Assistants Greg Nicotero and Everett Burrell; and Editor Pasquale Buba (49 minutes)
· Alternate Ending
· Deleted Scenes
· Behind-the-Scenes Footage
· Vintage “Making of MONKEY SHINES” plus additional interview clips
· Theatrical Trailers
· TV Spot
· Still Gallery

Fans can pre-order their copy now at ShoutFactory.com.

Based on the best-selling book by Stephen King, The Dark Half tells the story of horror writer Thad Beaumont (Timothy Hutton), who hopes to distance himself from his murder novels and from George Stark, the name he has used to anonymously author them. To achieve this, he cooks up a murder of his own: a publicity stunt that should lay Stark to rest forever. But when the people around him are found gruesomely slain – and his own fingerprints dot the crime scenes – Beaumont is dumbfounded until he learns that Stark has taken on life of his own… and begun a gruesome quest for vengeance!

The Dark Half stars Timothy Hutton (“Leverage,” Ordinary People), Amy Madigan (Field of Dreams), Michael Rooker (“The Walking Dead”) and Julie Harris (The Haunting).

The Dark Half Bonus Features:
· New: Audio Commentary with Writer/Director George A. Romero
· New: The Sparrows Are Flying Again!: The Making of “The Dark Half” – An all-new retrospective with Writer/Director George A. Romero; Producer Declan Baldwin; Actors Michael Rooker, Robert Joy, Rutanya Alda, and John Amplas; Composer Christopher Young; Special Make-Up Effects Creators John Vulich and Everett Burrell; Visual Effects Supervisor Kevin Kutchaver; Second Unit Director Tom Dubensky; and Editor Pasquale Buba (36 Minutes)
· Deleted Scenes
· Animated Storyboards for the original ending
· Behind-the-Scenes Footage – Special Effects and On the Set
· Vintage “Making of THE DARK HALF” plus additional interview clips
· Theatrical Trailer
· TV Spot
· Still Gallery

Fans can pre-order their copy now at ShoutFactory.com.



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Capcom Reveals the Full ‘Resident Evil: Revelations 2′ Teaser Trailer

bloody disgusting - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 18:05

Capcom has released the full version of the teaser they used to announce Resident Evil: Revelations 2 earlier this month. Before you ask — yes, it’s still weird.

In this trailer, a little girl continues her slow motion run through a horde of people with green wristbands before it eventually turns into a mob of ghouls with red wristbands. Not once does she let go of that teddy bear, not even when she seems to find the person she was looking for. Speaking of which, this guy she stops in front of… is he doing the Michael Jackson Thriller dance?

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 hits PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in early 2015.

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