A24 just sent us the red band trailer for Jeremy Saulnier’s uber-violent Green Room (read our review), which they’re calling a “John Carpenter-influenced, gore-filled horror [film].”
The trailer is spoiler heavy, but has all kinds of horrific moments us genre fans are going to ooze over; I’m dying to know what happens with the machete…
Green Room is set for a New York and Los Angeles bow April 15th, with an expansion planned for April 22nd and Nationwide opening on April 29th, 2016.
The thriller is said to be a brilliantly crafted and wickedly fun horror-thriller starring Patrick Stewart as a diabolical club owner who squares off against an unsuspecting but resilient young punk band.
Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Joe Cole, Callum Turner, Mark Webber, Eric Edelstein, Macon Blair, and Kai Lennox also star.
“Down on their luck punk rockers The Ain’t Rights are finishing up a long and unsuccessful tour, and are about to call it quits when they get an unexpected booking at an isolated, run-down club deep in the backwoods of Oregon. What seems merely to be a third-rate gig escalates into something much more sinister when they witness an act of violence backstage that they weren’t meant to see. Now trapped backstage, they must face off against the club’s depraved owner, Darcy Banker (Stewart), a man who will do anything to protect the secrets of his nefarious enterprise. But while Darcy and his henchmen think the band will be easy to get rid of, The Ain’t Rights prove themselves much more cunning and capable than anyone expected, turning the tables on their unsuspecting captors and setting the stage for the ultimate life-or-death showdown.
Intense, emotional, and ingeniously twisted, GREEN ROOM is genre filmmaking at its best and most original. Saulnier continues to build his reputation as one of the most exciting and distinctive directors working today, with a movie that’s completely different from his previous, highly acclaimed Blue Ruin, but which is just as risk-taking and even more full of twists. The entire cast deliver first-rate performances, but Patrick Stewart gives a transformative and brilliantly devious turn as Darcy—elegant yet lethal, droll yet terrifying, Stewart makes the film simply unforgettable.”
Next Thursday, the Made in NY Media Center by IFP in Brooklyn, NY will be hosting The Sign of An Open Eye: Grimposium 360, a celebration of extreme metal. The event will feature 360-degree world premiere screenings by Canadian filmmakers David Hall, Vivek Venkatesh and Jason Wallin, and the United States premieres of soundscape performances by Norwegian composer Ivar Bjørnson and Canadian artist Owen Chapman.
Grimposium will also be hosting the world premiere of Blekkmetal, a documentary about the one-off 2015 festival that celebrates the original of Norwegian black metal. The documentary features interviews and performance footage of bands such as Enslaved, Taake, and Aeternus.
To celebrate this upcoming event, we’ve got an exclusive first look at Enslaved’s performance of “Jotunblod” from Blekkmetal. You can watch the performance above.
Tickets for Grimposium can be purchased right here.
In this new clip from The Darkness, Silent Hill and Rogue star Radha Mitchell checks the attic after hearing something come from above.
The trailer for Greg McLean’s supernatural horror, also starring Kevin Bacon (“The Following,” Stir of Echoes), displays the journey of a family that returns home from vacation at the Grand Canyon and innocently bring home a supernatural force that preys off their own fears and vulnerabilities, threatening to destroy them from within, while consuming their lives with terrifying consequences.
David Mazouz, Lucy Fry, Matt Walsh and Jennifer Morrison also star in the film opening on Friday, May 13th.
One of my favorite things in the comic book world are one-shots, or stories that run parallel to the main arc of a series.
“Preacher” had some of my favorites, giving us the origins of all of the comic’s characters. And while I’m a bit behind on reading Image’s “The Walking Dead” series, I’m pretty stoked to learn that Robert Kirkman is going to reveal the origin story of Negan, and his barbed-wired baseball bat Lucille.
THR shares the first ever page from “Here’s Negan,” which will be told in 48 pages — with four a month included in Image+. (The latter will also be part of Diamond Comic Distributors’ monthly Previews Catalog and available to buy separately for $1.99.)
What you see below is Negan creating his weapon of choice, which he calls “Lucille”. “The Walking Dead’s” Robert Kirkman and artist Charlie Adlard collaborated on this new miniseries.
This past Sunday Jeffrey Dean Morgan made his first appearance as Negan on the AMC adaptation, which ended in extreme controversy.
While we wait to find out who Negan’s first victim is, Morgan said this week that he hopes Kirkman’s upcoming Negan backstory comic series will be weaved in onscreen.
“I talked to Robert Kirkman after we did Talking Dead, and he is doing the backstory of Negan right now. But whether or not — or when — we see that, and I hope we do, I can’t answer that. But hopefully we’ll find out more as we go,” he told THR during a conference call with reporters. “I approach [Negan] … like he used to be a used-car salesman. That’s what I know, and there’s not a lot beyond that. … He’s a car salesman who has survived as long as Rick and his gang, so what has he done to get there?”
The first issue of Image+ will hit stands April 27 and will feature other bonus creator-owned comics content.
Horror doesn’t get enough representation in the service industry (not a phrase I ever thought I would say, but here we are), so imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon a horror-themed bar while I was in Scotland one year. There are actually quite a few horror-themed bars in the world, you just have to know where to look. Here are few options to get you started!Frankenstein – Edinburgh, Scotland
This is the one bar on this list that I’ve actually been to, and boy is it a lot of fun! The interior is decked out in a ton of Franktenstein memorabilia and even has an “It’s Alive!” setup with a hanging Frankenstein on a lab table. If you happen to be there on a Sunday, definitely check out their karaoke contest!
Cambiare – Tokyo, Japan
Who would have ever thought there would have been a Suspiria-themed bar in Japan? The bar uses the brilliant color palette from Dario Argento’s classic to a pretty great effect. Just look at those stained glass windows!
The Lovecraft Bar – Portland, OR
This particular bas just so happens to be expanding this year! It also has events going on all the time, so definitely check out their calendar the next time you’re in Portland. The owner seems like a pretty decent guy, too. You can read his story here.
Donny Dirk’s Zombie Den – Minneapolis, MN
“Zombies are attracted to brains and Minneapolis has a lot of good ones.” These are the words that help explain Donny Dirk’s Zombie Den’s existence, and the bar serves as a safe haven from those pesky zombies! Also from the website:
Donny Dirk’s is half cocktail lounge and half dive bar with fancier furniture. We are not a restaurant and our food options are always limited. We have seating for approximately 52 people. We are an intimate venue serving quality beer, fine spirits, housemade infusions, and cocktails made with fresh produce.
This is a nifty little dive bar if I ever saw one. It’s definitely on my hit list!
H.R. Giger Bar – Chur, Switzerland
There’s actually another one of these in Gruyères, but the design of the bar in Chur looks just a bit more Alien-y. Just look at those seats! The bar basically doubles as a museum completely devoted to the artist”s work in Alien, and it’s truly a thing of beauty.
The Slaughtered Lamb – New York, NY
I know I should be focused on the bar itself, which is modeled after a pub straight out of An American Werewolf in London, but those wing flavors sound absolutely amazing. Do you think they’ll ship them to Texas?The Jekyll & Hyde Club – New York City, NY
Located on 7th Avenue in New York City, The Jekyll & Hyde Club warns that anything can happen within its walls. While you are dining, creatures and memorabilia come to life and interact with you, but the club informs all guests that something “unusual” happens every 10 minutes or so. What that unusual thin is, I’m not sure, but hopefully it’s not the same thing every time!
Vampire Café – Shinjuku, Japan
Out of all of the places on this list, the Vampire Café is definitely the most gorgeous one. Just look at the detail put into the décor! Those private booths look pretty cozy too, don’t they?
Have you been to any of these bars? If so, what did you think? If you haven’t, which one sounds the best to you? Let us know in the comments below!
This weekend, Hardcore Henry smashes up the big screen with a first-person action experience unlike any other, and we urge you to head out to your local theater and take part in the fun. If you’d rather stay home, we’ve got some tasty alternatives for you today, as this weekend is a huge one for indie horror. Read on for the rundown!
First up, Mickey Keating unleashes his Darling (review) today on VOD outlets, which our own Ari Drew favorably compared to the early work of Roman Polanski. Keating’s latest stars Lauren Ashley Carter, Sean Young, Brian Morvant, Larry Fessenden, John Speredakos, and Helen Rogers.
Darling follows a lonely young woman who moves into an old, mysterious Manhattan mansion. Hired as caretaker, it’s not long before she discovers the estate’s haunted reputation and troubling past—stories that slowly transform into a backdrop for her twisted and violent descent into madness.
Courtesy of IFC Midnight comes Jason Stutter’s The Dead Room, which employs groundbreaking sound design technology designed to increase pulse rates, heighten blood pressure, and temporarily release cortisol in viewers. The film stars Jed Brophy, Jeffrey Thomas, and Laura Petersen.
Step inside the Dead Room, where something sinister guards a home’s horrifying secrets. Inspired by a 1970s urban legend, this atmospheric nerve-shredder follows two scientists (Thomas and Brophy) and a young psychic (Petersen) as they travel to the countryside to investigate mysterious goings on at a remote farmhouse. Skepticism quickly turns to terror, as the researchers’ presence unsettles a seriously angry demonic presence possessing the home.
Upping the haunted house movie ante with visceral camerawork and unsettling sound design, The Dead Room creates a sense of palpable danger lurking in every corner and hallway.
In the heart-pounding thriller Hush (review), from writer and director Mike Flanagan (Oculus), silence takes on a terrifying new dimension for a young woman living alone in the woods. Starring Kate Siegel. John Gallagher, Jr., Michael Trucco, and Samantha Sloyan, the Blumhouse-produced film exclusively hit Netflix today.
Author Maddie Young (Kate Siegel) lives a life of utter isolation after losing her hearing as a teenager. She’s retreated from society, living in seclusion and existing in a completely silent world. But one night her fragile world is shattered when the masked face of a psychotic killer appears in her window. Without another living soul for miles, and with no way to call for help, it appears that Maddie is at the killer’s mercy… but he may have underestimated his prey. As this horrifying game of cat and mouse escalates to a breathless fever pitch, Maddie must push herself beyond her mental and physical limits in order to survive the night.
And finally, Drafthouse Films brings Karyn Kusama’s critically acclaimed latest, The Invitation (review), to limited theaters and VOD outlets today. Written by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, the thriller stars Logan Marshall-Green, Tammy Blanchard, Michiel Huisman), Emayatzy Corinealdi, and John Carroll Lynch.
Will and Eden were once a loving couple. After a tragedy took their son, Eden disappeared. Two years later, out of the blue, she returns with a new husband… and as a different person, eerily changed and eager to reunite with her ex and those she left behind. Over the course of a dinner party in the house that was once his, the haunted Will is gripped by mounting evidence that Eden and her new friends have a mysterious and terrifying agenda. But can we trust Will’s hold on reality? Or will he be the unwitting catalyst of the doom he senses?
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When it comes to delivering you the goods on a daily basis, we strive to stay both fresh and as far removed from what people refer to as “normal sensibilities” as possible. That’s why were always looking for fun ways to celebrate the genre! Enter the recurring feature Mister J’s Sense of Dread
Each week Mister J will dive deep into his psyche to provide you with a new comic of the dreadful variety. From the horror genre to real-life events that tie into it, our new contributor will bring his insane brand of artistry to you, dear reader, with enough reckless abandon and obscurities to make the legendary Charles Addams proud!
Mister J has been drawing cartoons and watching terrible movies for as long as anyone can remember. His work appears in a variety of places but can be seen online daily at mrjcomics.com. Be sure to follow him on Twitter @misterjcomics.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the chuckles. Look for more soon!
Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse have been tapped to write the sequel to Tom Cruise and Doug Liman’s sci-fi sleeper hit Edge Of Tomorrow, Deadline reports.
The site had stated that Christopher McQuarrie was attached to direct, although McQuarrie took to Twitter to clarify that Liman is returning to the director’s chair.
Even though Cruise is the big draw, Emily Blunt’s strong female presence became the staple for why people fell in love with the sci-fi epic. Both Blunt and Cruise are returning after the first took in over $270 million worldwide.
In the film, Cruise played a military officer who is brought into an alien war against an extraterrestrial enemy who can reset the day and know the future. When this officer is enabled with the same power, he teams up with a Special Forces warrior (Blunt) to try and end the war.
As I wrote in my review:
‘Edge of Tomorrow,’ the Doug Liman-directed adaptation of “All You Need Is Kill,” manages to be a hybrid of groundbreaking films like ‘Groundhog Day’ and ‘Matrix,’ utilizing a flurry of fireworks effects and strong character development to create a sci-fi masterpiece.
Shrapnel and Whitehouse were brought on to do a rewrite of The Gray Man, based on the novel by Mark Greaney, at Sony.
Starring Rob Zabrecky, Lisa Howard, Elisha Yaffe
Directed by Joseph Wartnerchaney
It’s a blurred line between love and obsession at times, with one rarely gaining any distance between the other, but when that obsession turns into straight-up unsanitary nastiness, it’s time to get some serious professional aid. In Joseph Wartnerchaney’s Decay, the instance of coveting someone WAY past their expiration date is showcased to loving extremes…”come on Roy, get your hands dirty.”
Rob Zabrecky plays a lonely, reticent man named Johnathan whose days consist of watering his beloved plants, getting the gossip lowdown from an overly nosy neighbor (Jackie Hoffman), and heading off to work at the local theme park. Simple, unobtrusive, yet potentially damaging in the scheme of things, all crushed in between multiple flashbacks to when he was a child, dealing with a mother (Howard), who for lack of a better term, was a crazy bitch. After a botched break-in into Johnathan’s home after they perceive it to be a marijuana grow-house, both of the “burglars” end up on the deceased side of things, and lucky John has found himself a lady-friend…who cares if she’s dead? He doesn’t! His overwhelming need to be accompanied by the female persuasion is severely muddied, and frankly, this chick is starting to get a wee-bit stinky as time goes by.
As the movie rolls on, there isn’t terribly too much along the lines of dizzying action or brutal imagery, just a look at a poor soul who has been on the short end of female affection over the course of his years, and now after he’s obtained one under his roof (hey, I didn’t praise the guy for HOW he did it), his nature is to attempt to care for one, much like his prized flowers that he attends to so diligently…frightening, a little morose, but in the scheme of things, it’s basically what he’s known, and we are all going to watch this bizarre “relationship” start to blossom (sorry, couldn’t resist). Zabrecky holds down the fort quite admirably as the quiet, tortured little child still in a man’s body, and while some could empathize with his situation and even his demeanor, make no mistake, this man is a danger to not only himself, but those around him. There are FAR too many slow points in the film’s progression to give this an overwhelmingly positive review, yet the dragging tempo does aid with the strengthening of the overall story, and while I felt a little detached from the movie in some aspects, I was reeled back in by the intense display of pride and care that Zabrecky’s portrayal emitted – anyone need a good looney-tune in their next film? I know someone who could knock that role out of the park. In the end, I could certainly recommend Decay to someone who knows what it’s like to covet something do dearly…even if it does need a good embalming for freshness purposes.
Bloody Disgusting’s V/H/S spinoff is done!
Tom and I reteamed with director Gregg Bishop – who helmed the magical “Dante the Great” segment in our VHS: Viral – on Siren, which is a feature-length horror film based on David Bruckner‘s “Amateur Night” from V/H/S.
Yes, in case you were wondering, Hannah Fierman returns as Lily, who many of you know as the “I like you” girl from V/H/S!
Bruckner also produced Siren, in which a bachelor party becomes a savage fight for survival when the groomsmen unwittingly unleash a fabled predator upon the festivities.
Siren is having a very exclusive “sneak peak” screening at the Atlanta Film Festival on Sunday, April 10, 2016, 7:30 PM at the Plaza Theatre, Main.
Bishop shared his enthusiasm with us…
” ‘Amateur Night’ is one of my favorite segments from the ‘V/H/S’ series and I just fell in love with Lily as that terrifying, misunderstood monster. David Bruckner and the writers (Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski) have found a really clever way into the story for the feature adaptation and I can’t wait to share it with everyone.
“We shot ‘Siren’ in Savannah Georgia and I grew up in Atlanta, so I’m thrilled to bring this film home to the Hollywood of the South for the very first Exclusive Sneak Peek at the Atlanta Film Festival, which is celebrating it’s 40th Anniversary this year.”
Enjoy a first image above and watch for Chiller’s release plans as we have it.
I’m not sure how I feel about the idea of a live-action video game. I mean, it kind of defeats the purpose of it being a video game in the first place, right? They might as well just call it an interactive film.
But anyway, The Bunker is indeed an upcoming interactive video game, which stars Adam Brown and Sarah Greene. Have a look at the trailer below and decide whether this should be classified as a game or a film.
From the Press Release:
The Bunker is a live-action psychological horror starring Adam Brown (The Hobbit trilogy) and Sarah Greene (“Penny Dreadful,” Assassin’s Creed 3) with a story written and developed by gaming talent behind Broken Sword, The Witcher, and SOMA.
The Bunker tells the story of John, the last survivor living in a government bunker after a nuclear attack wiped out England. But the bunker holds many secrets, and John must confront his suppressed memories to survive the horrors deep underground…
The Bunker is a collaboration among Splendy Games, Wales Interactive, Green Man Gaming, and All 4 Games.
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We’ve teamed up with Finnish hard rock/heavy metal band Shiraz Lane to bring you the exclusive music video premiere for their new single “For Crying Out Loud”. The title track to their upcoming album, the video mixes performance footage with scenes of the band in a dilapidated tunnel with vocalist Hannes Kett made up to look like a ghostly denizen that sports a straitjacket.
The band tells BD:
The “For Crying Out Loud” music video is a direct continuum for one of our previous videos “Mental Slavery”. The idea to film a sequel came from it came from the fact that Mental Slavery was left unresolved as the main character remained hospitalized. We wanted to give the fans something special and a chance to follow the story to its meaningful and multi-leveled completion, that goes hand in hand with the lyrics and theme of the composition. We are extremely content to let the whole world see our mini-saga come to a worthy ending!
You can pre-order For Crying Out Loud via iTunes.
Consider this a gentle reminder that our Necronomicon and Shaun of the Dead Seventh Box will go to only one Box of Dread acolyte in the month of April!
You have two ways to become a Box of Dread acolyte:
So, hurry and sign up to be a Box of Dread acolyte now so that you would be eligible to win this Shaun of the Dead and Evil Dead April 2016 Box of Dread Seventh Box. You have until 11:59pm ET on April 9, 2016, to sign up!
The items in this set of Shaun of the Dead and Evil Dead April 2016 Box of Dread Seventh Box are:
(i) a copy of the Official Book of the Dead / Necronomicon Prop which was sculpted by Tom Sullivan, the actual FX Artist that made the Book of the Dead for Evil Dead 1 and 2! Cast in high quality latex and foam-filled, which gives the book a solid feel and look as if it came right off the screen.
(ii) Vinyl Idolz figure of Shaun from Shaun of the Dead
(iii) Vinyl Idolz figure of Ed from Shaun of the Dead
Remember, only ONE Box of Dread acolyte who is current on his/her subscription will receive this set of Shaun of the Dead and Evil Dead April 2016 Box of Dread Seventh Box. So hurry and sign up before the April 9th deadline and ensure that your credit card information is up-to-date. We will be choosing the Seventh Box winner right when the April 2016 Box of Dread signup deadline ends on April 9, 2016!
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The Bye Bye Man recounts a series of terrifying events experienced by three Wisconsin college students, played by Douglas Smith, Cressida Bonas and Lucien Laviscount.
Michael Trucco plays the brother of one the students, whose mind has been invaded by the unstoppable Bye Bye Man (Doug Jones).
We now have the first one-sheet for The Bye Bye Man, in theaters June 3, 2016, and also starring Carrie-Anne Moss and Faye Dunaway.
“Set in 1990s Wisconsin, when three college students move into an old house off campus, they unwittingly unleash a supernatural entity known as The Bye Bye Man, who comes to prey upon them once they discover his name. The friends must try to save each other, all the while keeping The Bye Bye Man’s existence a secret to save others from the same deadly fate.”
Stacy Title directed from Jonathan Penner’s script, based on Robert Damon Schneck’s short story “The Bridge to Body Island.” Trevor Macy produced for Intrepid, and Jeffrey Soros and Simon Horsman produced for Los Angeles Media Fund.
Intrepid is behind the film and has produced a few solid horror films from The Strangers to Safe House, Oculus and Before I Wake, starring Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane.
Hulu’s excellent new series, “The Path,” is now streaming every Wednesday.
Its biggest draw is that is stars Hugh Dancy, who broke out during his tenure on NBC’s “Hannibal,” which was abruptly canceled before its fourth season.
Creator Bryan Fuller looked for saviors in Amazon and Netflix, but ultimately it was left without a home – and millions of grieving fans.
Now that some time has passed, Dancy offers a fresh update that’s pretty much the nail in the coffin (for the time being).
Bryan [Fuller] has got plenty on his plate and everybody is busy, which is fantastic, but I think we’re in a place where we can say, “Okay, let’s see what happens in four years.” If we’re able to revisit it, maybe it would be different. I don’t know what shape it would take. I’ve said many times, and it’s completely true, that I would love that. If we were able to come back, maybe taking a few years away for it to reform itself might be the best thing that could happen for it. I certainly think it’s warranted, just by where we got to in the story. Sure, you could start a fourth season, or whatever it would be, with a big splash and see what happens when they hit the water, but I think it would be more interesting to find them a few years down the line.
It’s been reported on multiple occasions that the main cast has become so busy that an immediate reunion would be unlikely, but Dancy seems to confirm that it’s officially off the table for a few years. Could we see “Hannibal” return in the future? It sounds likely, but so far down the line that it’s probably time to release it from our minds.
Back in January Dancy teased Fuller’s plans, which include the “Silence of the Lambs” story arc:
Bryan [Fuller] pitched it to me … well, he, described to me in an overview with what he wanted to do with the 4th season, had there been an interest, and it was really fantastic. It was a complete restart, without describing it — because who knows, God knows, maybe some way we may be able to do it in the future — but it took us back to the first season in a very unexpected way, and made total sense of that cliffhanger ending; it seemed justified. It was born out of a part of one of the books so it was still coming out of that universe, but it wasn’t the Clarice / ‘Silence of the Lambs’ storyline.
The biggest shocker, though, was when executive producer Martha De Laurentiis blamed piracy for the show’s inability to continue on.
This is exactly how I’m feeling right about now…
IFC is dragging The Dead Room to theaters and VOD April 8th.
In the pic from XYZ and Raven Banner, “When a terrified family flees a desolate southern New Zealand farmhouse, two cynical scientists and a young psychic are sent to investigate their claims of a haunting. There they encounter a powerful spirit that will protect the house’s secrets at all cost.
The Dead Room is inspired by the chilling urban legend surrounding a farmhouse in Central Otago, New Zealand. In the early 1970s, two science tutors went to debunk claims a rural house was haunted and uncovered an incredibly disturbing mystery.”
Jason Stutter directs with Jed Brophy, Jeffrey Thomas, and Laura Petersen starring.
Check out the official U.S. trailer above.
I was extremely lucky to catch the World Premiere of Ilya Naishuller’s first-person actioneer Hardcore Henry when it screened in the Midnight Madness portion of the Toronto International Film Festival last September.
What I saw was a new kind of action film, starring District 9‘s Sharlto Copley, that was “filled to the brim with holy shit moments,” and puts viewers into the shoes of John McClane, Ellen Ripley, Jason Bourne, and even James Bond.
The pic takes place from the POV of Henry, who’s resurrected from death with no memory. He must discover his identity and save his wife from a warlord with a plan to bio-engineer soldiers.
Here’s some bits from my review, which can be read by clicking the above link:
As a concept it’s a bit gimmicky, but the mysterious plot and vibrant characterizations of both Jimmy and Akan keep you mentally checked in just long enough for the next “holy shit” moment.
And for a movie called ‘Hardcore Henry,’ it delivers on its promise. Naishuller blasts the audience with one of the most bloody and violent movies in the history of cinema, but manages to keep it fun (even when heads are being ripped apart).
‘Hardcore Henry’ is both the past and future of filmmaking.
Hardcore Henry is now in theaters everywhere. I recommend sitting in the back row to avoid getting motion sickness…
With Arrow Video’s April 12th release date of Bride of Re-Animator right around the corner, Arrow was kind of to provide Bloody Disgusting with this a exclusive clip of the upcoming Blu-ray! Here we see Dr. Herbert West doing what he does best, re-animating!
This looks like it could be the Blu-ray release of the year and it is a limited set that is likely to go fast. If you want a copy be sure to pre-order yours today from Amazon.document.createElement('video'); http://mvdb2b.com/i/share/ARROW/AV048/West%20Re-animates%20a%20Hand_Foot.mp4
The success of Stuart Gordon’s hit horror-comedy Re-Animator meant that a sequel was all but inevitable. The resulting follow-up, Bride of Re-Animator – this time helmed by director Brian Yuzna (Society, Return of the Living Dead III) – would prove that there was a good deal more life (and death) left in the story of Dr Herbert West and his ghoulish exploits.
It has been eight months since the bloody massacre at Miskatonic Medical School. Unperturbed by the disastrous outcome of his previous meddling with the dead, Dr West (again played by Jeffrey Combs) continues his research into the phenomenon of re-animation; only this time, he plans to create life – starting with the heart of his young protégé Dan’s dearly deceased, Meg Halsey. Surely nothing could go wrong?
With special effects master Screaming Mad George (the man behind the infamous “shunting” sequence of Society) on hand to contribute a host of characteristically weird and wonderful creations, Bride of Re-Animator is a more than worthy successor to Stuart Gordon’s original cult classic.
DIRECTOR-APPROVED 3-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
• Brand new 2K restorations of the Unrated and R-Rated versions of the film, approved by director Brian Yuzna
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
• Original Stereo 2.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-rays)
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Digipak packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin
• Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by festival programmer Michael Blyth
• Re-Animator: Dawn of the Re-Animator – the official comic book prequel to the original Re-Animator
DISC 1 [BLU-RAY] & DISC 2 [DVD] – UNRATED VERSION
• Brand new 2K restoration of the Unrated version
• Brand new audio commentary with director Brian Yuzna
• Audio commentary with Brian Yuzna, star Jeffrey Combs, special effects co-ordinator Thomas Rainone and the effects team including John Buechler, Mike Deak, Robert Kurtzman, Howard Berger and Screaming Mad George
• Audio commentary with stars Jeffrey Combs and Bruce Abbott
• Brian Yuzna Remembers Bride of Re-Animator – brand new featurette in which the director looks back at the making of the first Re-Animator sequel
• Splatter Masters: The Special Effects Artists of Bride of Re-Animator – brand new FX featurette with a wealth of behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Robert Kurtzman of KNB, Screaming Mad George, Tony Doublin and John Buechler
• Getting Ahead in Horror – archive making-of featurette
• Meg is Re-Animated – deleted scene with behind-the-scenes footage
• Carnival Sequence – the cast and crew discuss this excised sequence
DISC 3 [BLU-RAY] – R-RATED VERSION – LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE
• Brand new 2K restoration of the R-Rated version
• Behind-the-Scenes Reel
‘RE-ANIMATOR: DAWN OF THE RE-ANIMATOR’ – LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE
• Perfect-bound booklet containing Re-Animator: Dawn of the Re-Animator, the 1992 comic prequel to Stuart Gordon’s original Re-Animator, reprinted in its entirety
Fans of The Wicker Man should be intrigued by the trailer for Peter A. Dowling’s thriller Sacrifice, heading to New York theaters and VOD on April 29th via IFC.
In the trailer, Radha Mitchell (Rogue, The Darkness, Pitch Black, Silent Hill) investigates a mysterious cult after a freshly sacrificed body is uncovered.
“Disturbing secrets lie buried in the bogs of a remote island in this spellbinding thriller. Shortly after surgeon Tora Hamilton (Radha Mitchell) moves with her husband (Rupert Graves) to the Shetland Islands – 100 miles off the coast of Scotland – she makes an unnerving discovery: the body of a young woman with strange symbols carved into her flesh and her heart ripped out. When what at first appears to be the remains of a victim of an ancient ritual turns out to be a fresh corpse, Tora is plunged into a dangerous mystery that may be connected to the dark myths of the island’s folklore.”
Rupert Graves (The Madness of King George, V For Vendetta, Made in Dagenham) also stars.
Team Ninja’s dark supernatural samurai video game Nioh, which we last reported on back in September, will finally be released this year after being announced over a decade ago, as confirmed in a post on the PS Blog.
So although we don’t yet have a firm release date, we can rest assured that we’ll be seeing the PS4 exclusive hack and slash RPG, which is based on a screenplay by the great Akira Kurosawa, releasing within the next eight months. If you can’t wait that long to swing your katana at demons, a demo will be available from April 26 to May 5. They’ve also put out a new trailer which shows some of the monsters that you can expect to slay in your journey across 16th-century Japan.
From the Press Release:
Today we announce the upcoming release of a downloadable demo for samurai-centric, dark fantasy action RPG, Nioh. Developed exclusively for release on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Alpha Demo for Nioh will be available for download and play via the PlayStation™Network Store only between April 26 and May 5.
Aiming to challenge players in a unique way that heightens their sense of accomplishment, this Alpha Demo will offer a rare chance to experience the deep and authentic samurai combat of Nioh and allow access to special rewards! Limited to those who play through the demo, this opportunity will allow players to download exclusive in-game content upon the game’s official launch. All players who manage to clear a stage of the demo will be awarded The Overlord DLC from the PlayStation™Network.
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