He didn’t drown. He didn’t burn. He’s just a psychopath with a sledgehammer.
Sledge, a ‘bloody’ horror-comedy in the tradition of Tucker and Dale vs. Evil and Shaun of the Dead, premieres on VOD September 2nd and DVD on October 7th.
A spoof of the horror genre, and littered with nods and references to fright flicks of yesteryear, the film fixes on a psychopath who not only believes he’s in a movie and video game but that he’s the hero of this story.
Sledge is directed by John B Sovie II and Kristian Hanson, and stars Dustin Bowman, Stephanie Tupper, Rachel Cornell and Hanson as Adam Lynch.
Deadline writes that Kathryn Morris, pictured, has joined the Sony Screen Gems thriller The Perfect Guy.
Sanaa Lathan stars as a woman who meets the seemingly perfect guy (Michael Ealy), but he turns into a sociopathic stalker when she breaks up with him. Morris will play Karen, the mother of an all-boys family who is a close confidante of Lathan’s character and offers counsel and wisdom about her romances.
This sounds right up Screen Gems’ alley, who started by remaking horror films and turning them into soft thrillers. At least we know what they’re making, now.
Morris Chestnut and Rutina Wesley also star in the film from director David M. Rosenthal and writer Tyger Williams.
ScreenDaily has the beat on Dog Soldiers and The Descent director Neil Marshall‘s next producing project.
Marshall, who also helmed some of “Game of Thrones,” will executive produce Dark Signal, a ghost story being directed by Edward Evers-Swindell.
The script, penned by Evers-Swindell and Antony Jones, “follows a stranded woman who must solve the mystery of a murdered girl whose spirit has returned with a message.”
James Cosmo (“Game of Thrones”) and Cinzia Monreale (The Beyond) star. It is being produced by Jonas Babics and Paul DuBois.
After reporting last week that Dimension Films’ Kristy – formerly Satanic and Random – was available in Germany, a reader was cool enough to send in some early thoughts on Oliver Blackburn’s slasher that stars Haley Bennett, Ashley Greene, Erica Ash, Chris Coy and Lucas Till. Even though it doesn’t sound like a home run, reader ‘Killer Karl’ says that Kristy is still entertaining. It got me excited enough to wish TWC-Dimension would hurry up with a release date,
Editor’s note: The review has been cleaned up for grammar.
Hey Bloody Disgusting, big fan from Germany here and I wanted to send some early thoughts on Kristy, which is now on video here.
I really liked Olly’s ‘Donkey Punch’, and I like slasher films even more. I saw Dimension Films was behind this, so I had really high hopes. Unfortunately, ‘Kristy’ isn’t as good as it looks, bit it’s still worth a watch.
‘Kristy’ follows a girl, named Kristy, who is stuck on her college campus during Thanksgiving break. She’s basically alone, with a lone security guard watching over the dorms. This is when Kristy is confronted by a group of masked individuals intent on tormenting her, recording it, and then killing her live on the web.
The biggest issue I had with the film is that the opening credits ruin the motive. The best thing about good slasher is either the lack of motive, like in ‘Halloween’, or the big reveal at the end, like in ‘Scream’. ‘Kristy,’ on the other hand, reveals the big twist before the very first frame. For me, it took away the suspense and surprise, especially because it was sort of stupid. I don’t think Im ruining anything by telling you that these killers are part of a satanic cult (the movie was called Satanic) who are killing girls named Kristy across the country. So, as part of a mass sacrifice, they’re trying to kill this Kristy. I really wish they hadn’t shown this and left it up to the imagination – why do these people want to kill Kristy? Why do they carve a K in her face?
I really enjoyed that the main killer was a female, which hasn’t been done in quite some time. The masks were very cool, and there were some really good jump scares. Olly did his best job to remove technology from the film, so that the staking and murder spree was more believable. Something else I didn’t like is that, since they’re hunting down Kristy, there are really no other victims. The only people to die are the killers, unlike in a movie like ‘Inside’ which bring in new victims to kill throughout. There’s no violent rampage of Michael Myers tearing through a campus. It’s more of a thriller than a horror film. It’s only a slasher in spirit.
Even tough it’s lacking, I thought it was fun and really well shot. It is sort of the perfect Friday night rental to see with some friends when you have no idea what to watch.
TWC-Dimension has yet to set a release for the film here in the States. It takes place when the rest of a campus home for the Thanksgiving holiday, Justine spends the weekend in her college dormitory: studying, relaxing and blissfully unaware of the terror that is about to unfold outside in the cold. Suddenly, confronted by a gang of violent outcasts, Justine’s quiet long weekend becomes one long lesson in survival as she is terrorized in increasingly bizarre and brutal ways, leaving it up to her to figure out who her attackers are…and if they can be stopped.
Al Bravo Studios and Chemical Mind Studios have partnered to give horror fans a new thrill with their haunting new film 2 Bedroom 1 Bath (not to be confused with 2BR/1BA, the film that’s insanely similar to the Japanese 2LDK), coming to theaters on Friday, September 5th.
Starring Michelle Hicks (Mullholland Drive, “The Shield”) and Andrew W. Walker (Steel Toes, Against the Wall), 2 Bedroom 1 Bath is the tale of a couple whose seemingly perfect dream home quickly becomes their nightmare.
“The film follows Rachel (Michelle Hicks) and Kevin Foster (Andrew W. Walker), a couple who have finally found the ideal apartment where they can build a future and raise their children. It’s a fresh start for their sometimes troubled marriage, but as they begin to settle into their new home, their plans are quickly interrupted. Strange occurrences in the apartment begin to invade Kevin’s dreams and challenge Rachel’s sanity. The hauntings are so terrorizing that Kevin is forced to delve into the history of their new home and he uncovers a shocking past that threatens to destroy his and Rachel’s future.”
Co-starring Eric Roberts (The Expendables, The Dark Knight), Costas Mandylor (Saw series), and Dee Wallace (The Howling, E.T.), this psychological thriller was written and directed by Stanley Yung.
For more information, visit www.2b1bmovie.com.
Meet Jessica, the newest character in FX’s “American Horror Story: Freak Show”!
Jessica, played by Jyoti Amge, the world’s smallest woman, took a photo with “Freak Show” star Jessica Lange, which was shared on Twitter by co-creator Ryan Murphy.
The 20-years-old Amge is just over 2 feet tall!
The fourth season of “American Horror Story” takes place in Juniper, FL, in the 1950′s.
Returning stars set for “Freak Show” include Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Gabourey Sidibe and Evan Peters, among others, as well as “AHS” newcomers Michael Chiklis, Wes Bentley, John Carroll Lynch and Finn Wittrock.
Jessica and our newest cast member Jyoti Amge…the world's smallest woman. pic.twitter.com/SIPhd4V0pQ
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) August 13, 2014
Until now, the cast of enemies in Sunset Overdrive has consisted of energy drink mutants and bandits, but in the latest trailer we’re introduced to a new enemy: Fizzco’s army of robots. This quirky and colorful post-apocalyptic freerunning shooter — my favorite new sub-subgenre — is doing its best to cram every awesome thing it can, and I absolutely cannot wait for it to release this October. I desperately need something new to play on my Xbox One.
Sunset Overdrive releases on October 28.
I’ve been a champion of Norwegian prog rock/metal band Leprous for a while now. Their 2011 album Bilateral is an album I still blast, not just because of the amazing songwriting or the fantastic technicality but also because it’s just so damn fun! And for the longest time, I’ve been wanting the album on vinyl, which seemed like an impossible pipe dream. But no longer.
Finnish record label Blood Music has revealed details for the upcoming Bilateral vinyl reissue and I’m pretty much losing my mind. The album will be coming out on limited 2xLP multi-splatter with a frosted clear base (unf…) and is going to be available for pre-order in exactly one week.
Now, when I say this is limited, I mean it. There will only be 250 copies released, 100 for the USA/Canada and 150 for the rest of the world, so you better be ready next Thursday to snag your copy. The album will then be released on October 28th.
Head below to check out some artwork plans.
PRE-ORDER: August 20th at 5PM Finnish time (10AM NYC).
RELEASE: October 28th.
* First time ever vinyl pressing of the amazing prog-metal classic.
* 180-gram+ Multi-Splatter [colors subject to change slightly - but relatively similar to what is pictured] on Frosted Clear Base 2xLP.
* Mastered specifically for vinyl from the 24-bit original mixes, cut at 45 RPM for optimum fidelity.
* 350gsm heavyweight board triple gatefold, utilizing the high resolution original artwork.
* Black inner sleeves.
If you missed the big reveal, during Microsoft’s pre-Gamescom media briefing, Rise of the Tomb Raider was shown off and revealed as an Xbox exclusive. This understandably sent the Internet into a full uproar, as disgruntled fans fumed online about the deal between Microsoft and Square Enix. In an effort to defuse the situation, Microsoft later confirmed that Rise of the Tomb Raider is just a timed exclusive for Xbox 360 and Xbox One, meaning it will come to other platforms eventually.
Because the Internet rarely forgives and never forgets, many fans are still upset. At the time of this writing, nearly 12,000 have signed a petition for the arrangement to be rescinded.
This is just all around bad news. It’s bad for Microsoft, which really can’t take more any more bad press, especially now that the Kinect is all but dead and sales of the Xbox One are trailing the PS4 by a wide margin. It’s also bad for Square Enix, which has only recently found success with the Crystal Dynamics developed reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise.
We still don’t know how long this timed exclusive will last. Tomb Raider is a hot property right now, so I imagine the deal was arranged so Microsoft could tout Rise of the Tomb Raider as a holiday exclusive. My guess is the deal will end in early 2016 — or, at least that’s what I hope.
Rise of the Tomb Raider releases in late 2015.
UK trip hop pioneers Portishead have made a limited reissue of their 1994 debut album Dummy available for pre-order. The vinyl will start with 1,000 copies on blue vinyl before reverting to heavyweight black, both being on 180-gram vinyl. Each record will contain a download card for Dummy. The reissue will not feature any new material.
I can’t tell you the number of times that I’ve listened to this album. It probably has to be in the hundreds. Truly one of the best albums ever released.
You can snag your copy here.
If that season pass announcement had you at all worried about the length of The Evil Within’s campaign, don’t fret, because it’s going to be meaty. Alistair Hatch, Bethesda’s European PR manager, recently tweeted the extremely welcome news that the game’s campaign will take somewhere between 15-20 hours to complete, confirming you won’t have to indulge in any DLC to be satisfied with Mikami’s latest survival horror offering.
Saw some people asking about it – we expect The Evil Within campaign to last 15-20 hours depending on play style and difficulty mode.
— Alistair Hatch (@el_hatcherino) August 13, 2014
The Evil Within is slated to arrive on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on October 14.
Evolve isn’t even out yet and it’s already starting a trend of 4v1 competitive multiplayer modes, which are now being seen in games like Shadow Realms and now it looks like Dying Light will be getting something similar. A new multiplayer mode was revealed at Gamescom today that sounds a bit like the Agent Hunt mode in Resident Evil 6. In it, a team of four survivors are pit against a nearly unkillable player-controlled Hunter — those guys with the frakked up jaws that look like the anti-vampire vampires in Blade II.
I compare this to the Agent Hunt mode because this stranger can join your regular co-op game at any time. This means you may want to stick together when playing Dying Light online, lest you get picked off one by one by a player-controlled baddie. I’m guessing it will optional, something you can opt out of if you’d rather just play with some friends, but this definitely adds an element of suspense to the game if you choose to open your world up to intrusion.
Below is the new Gamescom trailer, in case you missed it.
Dying Light releases in February 2015 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
If you aren’t yet interested in the freaky platformer Murasaki Baby, I’m about to give you a reason to check it out. Famed Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka is creating a track that will appear exclusively in the upcoming game, which follows a child who traverses a surrealistic world brimming with all sorts of horrors in search of its mother. It looks creepy, but it’s a good thing we live for creepy here on Bloody Disgusting, eh?
Murasaki Baby is scheduled to arrive on the PS Vita in September.
It’s clear that Hideo Kojima is an intelligent guy, but even smart guys are capable of making mistakes. Kojima’s mistake was underestimating the voracity with which the Internet picks apart every bit of information it’s given, looking for its tasty bits — or, anything that has a chance of making the front page of Reddit. This is exactly what happened with his clever P.T. demo, which turned out to be a creative reveal for Silent Hills.
During a Metal Gear Solid V press conference held earlier today, Kojima revealed he thought the teaser would go unseen for about a week. This is the reason why he made the final puzzle — which has you wait in a dark hallway for something to happen — so difficult. He even had the quality of the demo lowered so it would look more like an independent production.
Despite its early unveiling, Kojima still considers the reveal a success.
You were also probably wondering why the game is called Silent Hills. Kojima touched on that too, saying it stands for how terrifying the game will be. “Originally we were thinking a game that would make you pee your pants,” Kojima said on Konami’s Twitch channel. “We are aiming for a game that will make you s**t your pants.” Bring it.
As for 7780s, the faux studio behind the P.T. demo? Apparently, the name came from Japan’s Shizuoka prefecture, which is 7,780 square kilometers. One translation for Shizuoka is Silent Hill.
I suddenly have an urge to visit Shizuoka.
If you haven’t played the P.T. demo, you can check it out now on the PlayStation store. It’s incredibly twisted and manages to be cram more scares and atmosphere into roughly 60 minutes than many horror games have in 10-15 hours. If you’d rather get the prize without doing any work, you can watch the Silent Hills teaser below.
They learned who is behind the screenplay, Black List scribe Seth M. Sherwood, who will be penning the teenage years of Leatherface.
The new incarnation will take place before Tobe Hooper’s 1974 cult classic, making it a massive franchise prequel.
Millennium Films is behind the prequel, with Lionsgate in talks to distribute.
Production could start as soon as this winter, says the site, with a director expected to sign on in the coming weeks.
Tomorrow Mondo is dropping a brand new poster for Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn by Randy Ortiz and a couple of Army of Darkness one-sheets from Richey Beckett and Tom Whalen!
All posters have varients and are different vary in availablility. Full details can be found here.
Follow their Twitter for the on sale announcement. These posters will be available online at a random time on Thursday, August 14th.
The announcement yesterday of Silent Hills sent survival horror fans into complete overload. Hideo Kojima, Guillermo Del Toro, and Norman friggin’ Reedus – you’re welcome, Adam – all on one project? It honestly feels like it’s pretty much too good to be true. While I’m hesitant to get my hopes up, I think I’m safe to give this game the full benefit of the doubt.
But when it comes to a game in the Silent Hill franchise, something that is incredibly important is the music. And while people have been drooling over the names attached, I feel that an official composer announcement might amplify the hype level exponentially or, alternatively, cause a great deal of disappointment.
While there is a notable composer in the credits of the teaser trailer, Ludvig Forssell, the lack of an official composer leads me to share several that I feel would be fantastic fits for this latest entry into the series. So, without further ado, below are six composers that I feel would be amazing for Silent Hills!
Here’s something pretty cool that’s on the brink of going viral – 10 years after being taken.
I haven’t been able to find the source of the photo, but what you’ll see below is the actual photo taken by Ed (Nick Frost) during Edgar Wright’s 2004 Shaun of the Dead when Shaun (Simon Pegg) is attacked by a “drunk” zombie.
We’ve also provided the clip from the movie for context.
Gravitas Ventures will be releasing Devoured on VOD on September 2, 2014, Bloody has learned.
Directed by Greg Olliver and written by Marc Landau, the film stars Marta Milans, Kara Jackson, Bruno Gunn and Tyler Hollinger.
“Immigrant mother (Marta Milans; Killer Women, Mala Hierba) works as a cleaning woman at an old New York City restaurant in order to make enough money to pay for her sick son’s operation. With no friends or family, she lives a lonely, desperate existence, saving every penny and sending it home for her son. As his condition worsens malevolent forces living within the walls of the restaurant begin to torment her. She struggles to escape, and return to her son before the evil within the dark walls drives her completely mad.“
We have another trailer for Alien: Isolation, and this time it’s all CGI. I think SEGA has earned itself a non-gameplay trailer after all the footage they’ve shown us already. In this video, Amanda Ripley goes on a hunt for a special part. This task is made a wee bit more difficult than it’d normally be, since she’s also being hunted by a rather tenacious xenomorph.
Alien: Isolation releases on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on October 7.