Wondering what's been happening with the long talked about adaptation of the Stephen King tale 11/22/63? Well, quite a bit actually. Read on for the latest details on who's getting behind it and more.
Deadline reports that J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot is in negotiations for the rights to Stephen King’s bestselling 2011 novel 11/22/63. The transaction is being done through Warner Bros. TV, where Bad Robot is under a deal. The plan is to adapt the book as a TV series or miniseries, likely for cable.
11/22/63 centers on Jake, an unassuming divorced English teacher who stumbles upon a time portal that leads to 9/9/1958 and goes on a quest to try and prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy, which occurred on 11/22/1963. Bad Robot, which just received an early renewal for NBC’s "Revolution" earlier today, had been looking to expand its TV business to cable. In addition to "Revolution," the company has CBS drama "Person Of Interest" also renewed for next season.
The deal for 11/22/63 comes on the heels of CBS’ green light for a drama series based on King’s novel "Under The Dome," which will air this summer.
At the end of March in "Grimm" Episode 2.16, "Nameless," we first met the Wesen known as a Fuchsteufelwild. NBC has released another profile that features this scary, goblin-like creature whose fingernails slice through its victims like butter.
Per the "Grimm" Wiki:
The Fuchsteufelwild (FOOKS-toy-fuhl-vilt; pl. -wilder, Ger. fuchsteufelswild, "furious as a fox-devil") is highly sadistic and loves to play intricate games with its victims. While the nature of the games varies, they all have one thing in common: The victim must guess the Fuchsteufelwild's name, which is always an anagram of the letters that make up the name Rumpelstiltskin. Due to their enormous egos, Fuchstefelwilder will become violent if they feel like they are about to lose and will frequently try to kill their victims. If they know there is no way they can win, Fuchsteufelwilder will often commit suicide. Despite their formidable offensive capabilities, Fuchsteufelwilder prefer to take on their prey one at a time via ambush; likely stemming from their small stature. If faced with multiple well armed foes, Fuchsteufelwilder will run. Fuchsteufelwilder are particularly terrified of Grimms.
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When woged (i.e., changing into Wesen form), Fuchsteufelwilder gain green skin, sharply pointed ears and nose, as well as fangs. Most notably their four fingers fuse into two large digits from which extend razor-sharp fingernails. From their nails drips a highly corrosive acid, which is generated from the muscles in their hands. When the acid is used in conjunction with their nails, Fuchsteufelwilder can cut through flesh like a hot knife through butter. Despite being small in stature, Fuchsteufelwilder can leap incredible heights and distances, even while in human form. Fuchsteufelwilder are highly intelligent and clever, which allows them to concoct their highly elaborate plans. When they woge, their voices get higher and more shrill.
Be sure to tune in tonight (April 26th) for Episode 2.18, "Volcanalis," the show's final Friday night installment before it moves to its new home on Tuesdays beginning April 30th.
We've been following the progress of Michael Coulombe's Ax short film for a while now, and today we learned it's complete, has a new poster, and already has its film fest premiere lined up!
Per the By the C Productions Facebook page: "Ax is done!!!! The movie is effing awesome! Lead actor Todd James Jackson is scary as hell; he's bound to be the go to 'creep' in Hollywood. (He's not really that creepy; he likes puppies!) The sound design is the true winner of the film - Dima K rocked this film. Can't wait to share it with the masses. First up is the premiere at Big Bear Horro-Fi Film Festival on May 18th."
Ax, directed by Michael Coulombe, stars Todd James Jackson and Marita Gomsrud and, along with Cuyle Carvin's By the C Productions, is produced by Coulombe, Bear Claw Films, and Marissa Garay. The cinematographer is Candace Higgins.
A man struggles with the reality that he just killed the woman he loves.
For more info on the Big Bear Horro-Fi Film Festival, stop by SoCalHorroFi.com, where you can buy tickets and see the full schedule. It runs May 18-19, 2013, at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center, 39707 Big Bear Boulevard, Big Bear Lake, California.
With only three episodes remaining in Season 4 of "The Vampire Diaries," all roads lead to graduation day, and we have a preview of Ep. 4.21, "She's Come Undone," along with the synopses of Eps. 4.22, "The Walking Dead" (seriously?), and 4.23, "Graduation" (of course!).
"The Vampire Diaries" Episode 4.21 - "She's Come Undone" (airs 5/2/13)
LET’S MAKE A DEAL — Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) try a brutal new approach to provoke Elena (Nina Dobrev) into turning her humanity back on, and Caroline (Candice Accola) is frustrated when her attempt to intervene backfires. When Elena figures out a way to call the Salvatore brothers’ bluff, they call for backup from a surprising source. Matt (Zach Roerig) gives Rebekah (Claire Holt) some unsolicited advice on her life choices, and she tries to help him in return. Caroline has a confusing and dangerous encounter with Klaus (Joseph Morgan), and Katherine (Nina Dobrev) is suspicious when Bonnie (Kat Graham) makes her an offer that she promises will benefit them both. Darnell Martin directed the episode written by Michael Narducci and Rebecca Sonnenshine.
"The Vampire Diaries" Episode 4.22 - "The Walking Dead" (airs 5/9/13)
SOMETHING WICKED — As graduation day approaches, Caroline (Candice Accola) tries to distract Elena (Elena Dobrev) by focusing on simple tasks like sending out announcements, but Elena won’t be swayed from her new obsession. Sheriff Forbes (Marguerite MacIntyre) calls Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) to the hospital, where someone has been attacking patients. Still trying to force Katherine (Elena Dobrev) to help her, Bonnie (Kat Graham) refuses to give up on her plan to defeat Silas. As a violent windstorm causes a power outage in Mystic Falls, ghosts suddenly appear – some with good intentions and some bent on revenge. Zach Roerig and Claire Holt also star. Rob Hardy directed the episode written by Brian Young and Caroline Dries.
"The Vampire Diaries" Episode 4.23 - "Graduation" - Season 4 Finale (airs 5/16/13)
WHO WILL TAKE THE CURE? — On graduation day Mystic Falls is overrun with ghosts intent on settling old scores and fulfilling their supernatural destinies. Damon's (Ian Somerhalder) life is in danger after a ghostly encounter, while Matt (Zach Roerig) and Rebekah (Claire Holt) join forces to battle a ghost determined to find the cure. As everyone gathers for the graduation ceremony and the ghosts converge, help comes from an unlikely hero. Caroline (Candice Accola) receives a touching and unexpected graduation present, and Bonnie’s (Kat Graham) plan leads to the closing of the veil. Elena (Nina Dobrev) makes a decision about the Salvatore brothers and faces an epic confrontation with Katherine (Nina Dobrev). Finally, Stefan (Paul Wesley) discovers a horrifying clue to the mystery surrounding Silas. Chris Grismer directed the episode written by Caroline Dries and Julie Plec.
Is having someone design you a one-sheet consisting of floating heads like some form of right of passage or something? One would think so. The latest victim of the flaccid and ongoing trend is Swamy Kandan's The Secret Village. At least we also have a new trailer to distract us.
The flick stars Jonathan Bennett (Memorial Day, Mean Girls), Ali Faulkner (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1), Stelio Savante ("Ugly Betty"), and Richard Riehle (Halloween II). Look for more soon!
The Secret Village is a psychological thriller wherein two strangers rent a house together in a small village to research ergot poisoning and the mysterious outbreak of mass hysteria. Rachel is a beautiful journalist researching for an article she hopes will be sensational. Greg is an unsuccessful screenwriter who recently broke up with his girlfriend. The locals are unwilling to talk to outsiders. Ergot poisoning has affected this small village for years, and the mysterious activities are kept a secret by the locals. Greg disappears, and Rachel is left alone to uncover the mystery of the village.
Sounds as if business has finally picked up regarding the FX Network's adaptation of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's vampire epic The Strain. The first lead has been cast, and we expect more to be announced shortly.
Corey Stoll (pictured; "House of Cards") has been tapped as the lead of FX's high-profile drama project "The Strain" from filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and veteran showrunner Carlton Cuse ("Lost," "Bates Motel"). "The Strain," an adaptation of del Toro’s vampire novel trilogy, formally has a pilot order, but FX president John Landgraf has indicated it is being eyed for a series order. The project already has a full writing staff in place churning out scripts, and per Deadline, FX has committed $500,000 to creature creation.
Del Toro will direct the pilot from a script he co-wrote with Chuck Hogan, who also co-authored the books with del Toro. Cuse, who helped develop the adaptation, executive produces alongside del Toro and will serve as showrunner, overseeing the potential series with del Toro. Hogan and del Toro’s longtime manager/producing partner Gary Ungar also serve as exec producers of the project, produced by FX Prods.
"The Strain" is a high-concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers wage war for the fate of humanity itself.
“To me, having the right lead for 'The Strain' series was perhaps the most important creative task,” said del Toro. “To be able to secure the perfect actor in Corey Stoll sets the project on the right track. To embody a character like Ephraim Goodweather – who transitions through every emotion and situation imaginable and which anchors the narrative of the series – requires amazing talent and craft. Corey has both in spades as he has demonstrated it over and over again.”
While we are enjoying Mads Mikkelsen's portrayal of "Hannibal," we've been looking forward to seeing guest stars like Eddie Izzard and Gillian Anderson pop up on the show so when NBC posted photos from the upcoming episodes in which they appear, of course we had to share.
Unfortunately, Gillian is nowhere to be seen (however, you can catch a glimpse of her here), but Eddie is included along with Lara Jean Chorostecki. Below you'll find several photos from and synopses of Episodes 1.06, "Entrée"; 1.07, "Sorbet"; and 1.08, "Fromage," airing May 2nd, 9th, and 16th, respectively.
"Hannibal" Episode 1.06 - "Entrée" (airs 5/2/13)
A COPYCAT MURDER CONFOUNDS JACK AND COMPOUNDS HIS GRIEF OVER THE PROSPECT OF LOSING HIS WIFE, PROMPTING HIM TO SEEK HELP FROM HANNIBAL - Jack (Laurence Fishburne) and Alana (Caroline Dhavernas) are contacted by a former colleague, Dr. Chilton (Raul Esparza), who believes he has the Chesapeake Ripper in custody; but then one of his patients commits a murder that matches the Ripper's profile. The team determines the Ripper was a surgeon and is still at large when Jack’s former protégé, Miriam (Anna Chlumsky), becomes the next victim. Jack copes with her loss and the prospect of losing his wife by opening up to Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen). Lara Jean Chorostecki and Eddie Izzard guest star.
"Hannibal" Episode 1.07 - "Sorbet" (airs 5/9/13)
WILL HAS NIGHTMARES OF HIMSELF AS A KILLER WHILE HANNIBAL SEES A THERAPIST OF HIS OWN AND BEGINS HIS SEDUCTION OF ALANA - When the BAU investigates a murder involving organ removal, Jack (Laurence FIshburne) believes that the Chesapeake Ripper may have resurfaced, but Will (Hugh Dancy) determines that the victim's murder is the result of an illegal organ harvesting accident. Meanwhile, Will suffers from nightmares where he is Abigail's father, and Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) slowly starts to seduce Alana Bloom (Caroline Dhavernas) and begins to visit his own therapist, Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson). Also starring Hettienne Park, Aaron Abrams, and Scott Thompson.
"Hannibal" Episode 1.08 - "Fromage" (airs 5/16/13)
HANNIBAL IS FORCED TO FIGHT FOR HIS LIFE WHILE WILL REACHES OUT ROMANTICALLY TO ALANA - The BAU investigates a murder in which the killer exposes the victim's vocal cords to literally play them like a cello. Meanwhile, Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) discovers that the killer, Tobias, (Demore Barnes) murdered the victim as an attempt to gain Hannibal's attention but then makes an attempt to take Lecter’s life. Will (Hugh Dancy) is driven to distraction by strange noises in his head and turns to Alana, in a romantic way, seeking peace and stability. Hannibal describes his relationship with Will to his therapist, Dr. Bedilia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson). Vladmimir Cubrt and Dan Fogler guest star.
Say what you will about V/H/S, the film has been incredibly successful, and you know what that means... Yep, a fresh crop of flicks with similar themes that are hoping to capture the same kind of praise. Next up to bat... Death by VHS.
From the Press Release
A battered and mysterious VCR... A bevy of lethal videotapes... These are the building blocks of horror in DEATH BY VHS. A mind-blowing descent into madness and death. Five shocking vignettes, designed to take your sanity and devour your soul! Mild curiosity leads to severe consequences when a couple rents a supposedly cursed video cassette recorder. An urban legend renowned for leaving a trail of agonizing and torturous death. Unbelieving, they take the plunge... And another legend is horrifyingly born... Do you dare give fate a winning hand and test yourself against the hellish consequences of the VHS machine?
Insert Cassette... Press Play... DIE!
Tyler Gallant (HANGOVER 3), Kat Garcia (DEAD IN 5 HEARTBEATS), David C. Hayes (BLOODY BLOODY BIBLE CAMP), Victoria Paege (PIRANHA), and Scarlet Fry (BLOOD MOON RISING, URBAN LEGEND) star.
Deatch by VHS premieres at the Phoenix Comicon on May 25th and is scheduled for a summer 2013 DVD release with Worldwide Multimedia.
Great news for fans who are looking forward to checking out Rodrigo Gudiño's The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh (review) here in the States! The indie film has finally found itself some distribution. Read on for details.
From the Press Release
Image Entertainment, Inc., a subsidiary of RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE), announces the release of the unconventional and haunting thriller The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh, available on DVD and digital download July 30, 2013, at an SRP of $27.97. Starring Academy Award-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave (Letters to Julia, The Whistleblower) and Aaron Poole (The Conspiracy, The Samaritan), the film is written and directed by Rodrigo Gudiño, Rue Morgue Magazine’s founder.
After the mysterious death of the reclusive Rosalind Leigh (Redgrave), her estranged son, Leon (Poole), arrives at her house to take stock of his inheritance. But there’s more to this house than dark corners and dusty antiques. Rosalind has left something behind…and it has been waiting for Leon. Now a force from beyond the grave will pursue him through a night of lurking terror and a desperate struggle to survive.
Called “dark and poetic” by MSN, the film has terrified audiences at more than 30 film festivals worldwide, including Sitges International Film Festival, Stockholm Film Festival, and Whistler Film Fest, and was awarded numerous prizes, including Best Feature at the South African Horror Fest and Audience Jury Prize at Terra Di Siena Film Festival, among others. The film also features an original score by world beat superstar Mercan Dede (Passion of the Christ, Kingdom of Heaven).
The DVD will also feature audio commentary with director Rodrigo Gudiño, a making-of featurette, Mercan Dede featurette, poster and photo gallery, and The Facts in the Case of Mister Hollow short film.
For more visit the official Rue Morgue website, "like" The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh on Facebook, and follow Rue Morgue on Twitter (@ruemorgue).
Leon Leigh, an antiques collector, inherits a house from his estranged mother only to discover that she had been living in a shrine devoted to a mysterious cult of angels. Soon Leon comes to suspect that his mother’s oppressive spirit still lingers within her home and is using items in the house to contact him with an urgent message. Multiple-award winning filmmaker Rodrigo Gudiño has crafted a terrifying new film with a strikingly original narrative technique that looks at the psychology of ghosts.
Another comic property has been optioned in Hollyweird today, but this one might actually work. Fans of Image Comics' Hoax Hunters rejoice! You're favorite paranormal investigators are headed to the big time.
According to THR producer Jeff Krelitz and his Quality Transmedia banner have optioned the screen rights to Hoax Hunters, a comic from Image Comics. Created by Michael Moreci and Steve Seeley (the brother of Hack/Slash creator Tim Seeley), the comics focused on a group of paranormal investigators who debunk mysteries for a TV show called Hoax Hunters. But in reality, the hunters are working hard to cover up and keep the world’s dark forces secret.
Image started running the series last year. Krelitz is seeking writers, with a plan to get a script written and then get the project set up.
More as it comes.
With the success of their My Psycho Sweet 16 franchise and the popularity of genre television, is it any wonder that a TV show based on the Wes Craven slasher franchise Scream has been greenlit by MTV for a pilot?
THR reports that MTV is moving forward with an official pilot order for "Scream" the TV series.
Produced with Dimension Films, MTV is currently in search of writers for the one-hour project while Scream director Wes Craven is in discussions to direct the pilot. Should "Scream" receive a series order, it would be slated for a summer 2014 launch and would join current scripted offerings "Teen Wolf" (also adapted from a film franchise) and "Awkward."
So what do you guys think? Something to scream about or no?
Well now, that was fast. It was just a couple of weeks ago when we told you that Luke Evans had scored the lead role in Dracula (formerly Dracula: Year Zero), and now we already have a release date!
Look for the flick in theatres on August 8, 2014. Universal’s dramatic horror movie tells the origin story of the most famous of vampires. Michael De Luca is producing the project, and commercials helmer Gary Shore is making his directorial debut on the picture.
The script tells of a young prince who, when the lives of his wife and child are put in danger by a bloodthirsty sultan, risks his soul to save them and in the process becomes the first vampire. More as it comes.
Ride to Hell: Route 666 will release this summer for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. A new action-packed announcement trailer has just been unleashed from the fiery pits of Hell to show some of the two-wheel action ahead on the way across Route 666 to face The Devil's Hand.
From the Press Release
Deep Silver today is putting the pedal to the metal with more details on the upcoming action game Ride to Hell: Route 666. In the world’s first real time tactics beat’em up, players will beef up their pack of road warriors, provide them with the right gear, and take them to the streets in a merciless battle for every mile of the legendary Route 66. The trip starts this summer, when the game is scheduled to hit the PlayStation Store, Xbox Live for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Steam.
Tactics are essential when up against a colorful cast of enemies. Players will be able to bark orders at their fearless gang members to bring them into the right formation on-the-fly with easy, accessible controls. Clever tactics will be rewarded, opening up enemy defenses and allowing you to get in on the action: as the leader of this lawless bunch, you can support your warriors at the front line or issue instructions from the back. Pick up and play action controls allow the players to get involved in the fight at any time. You’ll also be recruiting new members to join your gang, with each one bringing their own special abilities to a fight, from big bad bruisers to sultry medics.
Ride to Hell: Route 666 is set within the Ride to Hell universe, a world of bare-knuckle violence, and rip-roaring motorcycles. Later this year the setting will be extended by two further titles featuring the unique and incomparable biker lifestyle; Ride to Hell: Retribution and Ride to Hell: Beatdown.
Ride to Hell: Retribution tells the story of a lone rider, Jake Conway, a man with either a gun in his hand or a girl on his lap (and on more than one occasion both!). He’s on a merciless path of revenge against a brutal biker gang called The Devil’s Hand, armed to the teeth with an arsenal of deadly weapons to enact his vengeance on foot and on bike. The only law Jake answers to is his own. Hit hard, ride fast and leave 'em in the dust June 2013 for Xbox 360, Windows PC, and PlayStation 3.
The Ride to Hell universe will be rounded out with Ride to Hell: Beatdown, a rock’n’roll brawler set to light up the mobile space, on the go! More details on this title will follow soon. Ride to Hell: Retribution is developed by Eutechnyx, Ride to Hell: Route 666 by Black Forest Games.
To learn more, visit the official Ride to Hell: Route 666 website.
Because there's never a wrong time to cuddle with "The Walking Dead," Funko has a new line of plushies coming in July that we're sure you guys are going to be wanting to add to your collections. Check 'em out!
From the Press Release:
Our dreams have come true! Time to plan a snuggle session with Mr. Daryl Dixon. *swoooon*
Don't worry; Rick Grimes will also be cuddle-fied. And if you are feeling extra brave, give Bicycle Girl and Well Zombie a squeeze...they don't bite, despite their massive brain nibbling chompers. (Do zombies 'nibble'? hmmmm.)
These 7" plushies will be available July 1st from Funko (Amazon will have them a bit later on August 30th). BRAAAIIIINS! nibble. nibble. nibble.
To stay up-to-the-minute on all things walker related, follow @WalkingDead_AMC on Twitter and visit "The Walking Dead" on Facebook. For more be sure to hit up the official "The Walking Dead" page on AMC.com.
Lost Planet 3 will release on August 27th for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Players will return to the harsh environmental conditions that the series is known for to face a new threat. A new multiplayer trailer has been revealed to showcase the horrific journey ahead.
From the Press Release
The latest chapter in the Lost Planet series comes to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC in early 2013. The extreme and unpredictable conditions that characterized the Lost Planet series return, harsher than ever before. Lost Planet 3 reveals new truths about the foreboding planet and the colonial history of E.D.N. III.
Lost Planet 3 introduces Jim, a rig pilot who leaves Earth to take on a hazardous but lucrative contract on E.D.N. III. Working for Neo-Venus Construction (NEVEC) who are preparing the planet for colonization, Jim joins his fellow pioneers at the Coronis base and begins surveying the uncharted terrain and obtaining samples of the planet’s energy supply – Thermal Energy.
With NEVEC’s existing Thermal Energy reserve running low the fate of the Coronis mission depends on the natural source of the energy supply being located. Realizing that this is a great opportunity for a huge pay-off and early ticket home to his family, Jim braves the risk of the treacherous environment and threat of the indigenous Akrid. Acting as a home away from home and boasting an array of tools that can assist Jim on the field, the utility rig provides Jim’s safety and is essential for not only his contract work but also his protection against the ever-changing climate.
Lost Planet 3 will deliver a diverse range of gameplay including on-foot battles and intense first person action. With a number of multiplayer modes and a compelling single player experience, Lost Planet 3 will delve deeper into the Lost Planet universe, uncovering hidden truths within the unique and dynamic environment of E.D.N. III.
To learn more, visit the official Capcom website.
Horror fans... you may just want to start booking flights to Austin now as you're reading this because this is the type of announcement that simply does not happen every day. Hell, it doesn't happen every decade! Goblin is U.S. bound to perform Suspiria LIVE with the movie!
From the Press Release
It’s exactly six months before horror and metal collide in Central Texas at the inaugural Housecore Horror Film Festival – the ultimate three-day, underground fan event celebrating the twisted line where horror films and heavy metal meet – taking place in Austin, Texas, the weekend of October 25-27, 2013. Today festival creators – legendary metal frontman Philip H. Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell – announce that influential Italian progressive rock band Goblin will be performing their iconic score to Dario Argento’s 1977 horror masterpiece Suspiria live at Housecore Horror Film Festival.
Marking their first-ever performance in North America, Goblin’s horror rock maestros Maurizio Guarini and Claudio Simonetti will fulfill fans’ dreams and nightmares as they perform their notably eerie soundtrack for Suspiria live during a screening of the classic and revered horror masterpiece.
Says Anselmo of the epic performance, “Goblin is, in my view, one of the ultimate horror bands in the history of the genre. I still listen to them often, especially on tour. To have Goblin play the Housecore Horror Film Festival is like I'm living in a strange, dark dream, where nothing is quite geometrically correct, but I want to keep delving further while Goblin dirges onward underneath the bleak imagery.”
Formed in the early 1970s, the progressive rock group is best known for creating the suspenseful and tense soundtracks for horror movie classics including Joe D'Amato's Buried Alive (aka Beyond Darkness), George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, and Dario Argento’s Deep Red and Suspiria.
"We are beyond excited to bring the sounds of Goblin and Suspiria to the United States for the very first time! And to be able to perform the score before a live audience while they watch Dario Argento's masterpiece on the big screen is incredible,” says Maurizio Guarini of Goblin’s involvement. “We are thrilled that Philip Anselmo has asked us to come perform at the Housecore Horror Film Festival. It will certainly be an event for everyone to remember."
With Suspiria, Argento was able to create a new level of terror by playing with the viewers’ imaginations via his use of screaming, vibrant colors and the horrifying, heavy sounds created by Goblin. The release of the horror classic was a watershed moment for artistic direction in horror films. Rarely before had a horror director leveraged such stylistic flair to expose the depths of our darkest thoughts.
"There are few bands more technically adept at creating an actual atmosphere of tension, occult speculation, or delicate knife-twisting suspense than Goblin. Their use of sonic keyboards and electronic soundscapes is beyond unique,” says Anselmo.
“All hail the mighty Masters of the Macabre Timbres!" he adds.
The Goblin/Suspira screening joins an already heavy list of festival performances, screenings, and special events that have been announced to date, including concerts from Down, Crowbar, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, EyeHateGod, and Warbeast; special guest appearances by noted and notorious filmmakers Coffin Joe, Jörg Buttgereit, and Jim VanBebber; and Void ov Voices – another one time only, metal-meets-horror event with extreme metal vocalist Attila Csihar (best known from iconic black metal band Mayhem) using sonic manipulations to create a live soundtrack for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
Many more bands, special guests, films, and special events to be announced over the next few months.
With just three episodes remaining in Season 8 of "Supernatural," we're glad to see they'll be focused on Sam's attempt to complete the Third Trial. Check out a clip from Ep. 8.21, "The Great Escapist," along with synopses of Eps. 8.22, "Clip Show," and 8.23, "Sacrifice."
"Supernatural" Episode 8.21 - "The Great Escapist" (airs 5/1/13, 9-10 pm)
FEELING LUCKY TONIGHT? — When Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) receive a distressing video message from Kevin Tran (guest star Osric Chau), they set about trying to uncover the Third Trial. The boys make a discovery that sends them to a casino in Colorado to find a mysterious recluse (guest star Curtis Armstrong) who may be able to fill in the holes in Kevin's research.
Meanwhile, Crowley (guest star Mark Sheppard) is on a winning streak. Castiel (Misha Collins) tries to elude Naomi (guest star Amanda Tapping) and the angels hunting him. Robert Duncan McNeill directed the episode written by Ben Edlund.
"Supernatural" Episode 8.22 - "Clip Show" (airs 5/8/13, 9-10 pm)
FAMILIAR FACES RETURN AS THE THIRD TRIAL NEARS — Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) reunite with Castiel (Misha Collins). Digging through the Men of Letters’ files, they stumble upon an undiscovered film which could be the key to the Third Trial. Metatron (guest star Curtis Armstrong) enlists Cas to mull over problems at home. Meanwhile, Crowley (guest star Mark Sheppard) digs into Sam and Dean's past. Taylor Cole, Graham Wardle, and Cindy Busby also guest star. Thomas J. Wright directed the episode written by Andrew Dabb.
"Supernatural" Episode 8.23 - "Sacrifice" - Season 8 Finale (airs 5/15/13, 9-10 pm)
WHAT MUST SAM, DEAN, AND CASTIEL SACRIFICE TO FOREVER SEAL HELL? — With Crowley (guest star Mark Sheppard) poised to undo all the good they’ve ever done as hunters, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) find themselves cornered. But with Kevin’s (guest star Osric Chau) help, the Winchester brothers bound into one last play against The Demon King. Metatron (guest star Curtis Armstrong) initiates a plan with Castiel (Misha Collins) to take on Naomi (guest star Amanda Tapping) and the bureaucracy of Heaven. Alaina Huffman and Kim Rhodes also guest star. Phil Sgriccia directed the episode written by Jeremy Carver.
A new thriller is on its way featuring Julia Stiles and Scott Speedman, and we have the early word for you right here. Read on for the first details surrounding Out of the Dark, and look for more on this one soon!
From the Press Release
Julia Stiles (Silver Linings Playbook, The Bourne Ultimatum), Scott Speedman (The Strangers, The Vow), and Stephen Rea (V for Vendetta, The Crying Game) star in Out of the Dark, a supernatural thriller presented by Participant Media in association with Image Nation and produced by Colombia’s Dynamo and Spain’s Apaches Entertainment. Participant’s Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King and Nick Spicer of XYZ Films serve as executive producers on the film, which began filming in Bogota, Colombia, this week.
Spanish filmmaker Lluis Quilez is directing the screenplay by Alex & David Pastor and Javier Gullón about an American couple, Sarah and Paul Harriman, who move to Colombia with their young daughter, Hannah, to take over the manufacturing business owned by Sarah’s father and soon realize that the house they’ve moved into is haunted.
Said King, “Given Participant’s mission to illuminate important issues, this is not your average ghost story. You can be sure that there’s a bigger reason why this takes place at this particular house in the Colombian jungle and to this particular family.”
“We are delighted to once again join Participant Media in bringing this smart story to the screen,” observed Mohamed Al Mubarak, Image Nation’s Chairman.
Dynamo’s Cristian Conti, added, “We are excited to be working with Participant to deliver this kind of quality storytelling to Colombia and to take advantage of the spectacular locations and local talent in a way that is authentically international.”
Apaches Partner Belen Atienza said, “Out of the Dark showcases the talent of Lluis Quilez to give life to frightening stories that go beyond the genre to explore deeper emotions.”
Oh, the joy this latest one-sheet for Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim fills us with! It's immeasurable. There's just so much right about it. We suspect many a wallpaper will be made out of this baby. Check it out!
Look for Pacific Rim, directed by Guillermo del Toro, in theatres July 12th of 2013. Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini, Rob Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., and Diego Klattenhoff star.
From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ epic sci-fi action adventure Pacific Rim.
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When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes--a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)--who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
Showtime and "Dexter" have made some beautiful music together, but all good things must come to an end. Check out a new teaser for "Dexter" Season 8 titled "The Final Symphony."
"Dexter" Season 8, starring Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter with guest stars that include Yvonne Strahovski, Bethany Joy Lenz, Rhys Coiro, Charlotte Rampling, Nick Gomez, and Sean Patrick Flanery, premieres on June 30th.