Rick and Morty are back with more sci-fi adventures and family squabbles!
Created and executive produced by Dan Harmon (“Community”) and Justin Roiland (“Adventure Time”) this half-hour, animated comedy series returns for season 2 on Sunday, July 26th at 11:30pm E/P on Adult Swim.
We now have the official Season 2 trailer for “Rick and Morty,” which shows some truly weird science. Where else could you see a Raptor watching an old scientist fight Frankenstein?
“Rick Sanchez (Justin Roiland) is still living with his daughter Beth’s (Sarah Chalke) family and causing more trouble than ever. This season the rest of the family, his son-in-law Jerry (Chris Parnell), grand-daughter Summer (Spencer Grammer) and grand-son Morty (Justin Roiland) are dragged into Rick’s intergalactic adventures, as he faces new threats and mysteries of his secret past are revealed. Can the family survive Rick’s insanity and all the chaos the universe throws at them?“
For those unacquainted, “Rick and Morty” is one of the best new shows on television.
There were three reasons I was all-in on Legendary Pictures’ Kong: Skull Island. Two are gone.
Both Michael Keaton and JK Simmons have exited the latest King Kong film, says Deadline citing that scheduling conflicts are believed to be the principal reason behind both actors’ departures. Thankfully, the masterful Tom Hiddleston remains on board.
The project, which has Jordan Vogt-Roberts directing from a script written by John Gatins and Max Borenstein, pushed back its production start by a few weeks from the fall to before the end of the year.
The story will fully immerse audiences in the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island. Legendary’s story honors the foundations of existing King Kong lore, said the filmmakers, but places it in an entirely new, distinct timeline.
Universal Pictures will release the King Kong-inspired film in 3D and IMAX 3D on March 10, 2017.
The horror genre is known for being filled with unlikable characters, that is why it’s fun to see them all get butchered in unspeakable ways. The best horror films, though, manage to develop at least one extremely likable character so that it hurts when you have to watch them die. The following list features some of the deaths that hit me the hardest upon watching them. What are some of yours?
- Hear The Scream
- Lose Your Mind
These are the three rules posed by new horror comedy Impossible Horror from the makers exploding bear feature Teddy Bomb. Watch the stylish teaser along with a horrifically cute stop-motion animation that explains their influences.
Every night a scream rings out in the same neighborhood.
Two insomniac strangers, Lily the filmmaker and Hannah the game designer, head out together into the darkness to find the cause.
Is it a psychotic killer claiming a new victim?
A murderous ghost out for revenge?
A flesh eating monster?
All of the above with extra chainsaws?
Before they know it, Lily and Hannah have gone from being scream HUNTERS to scream PREY, and an evil force wants them dead. If they can both survive the night, they may just find the answers they’re looking for, but the price will have to be paid in sanity and blood.
If you’d like to be part of the action you have a week or so left to join the Indiegogo campaign.
AMC continues with their short “Fear the Walking Dead” promos that will lead up to the full trailer premiere, presumably after the San Diego Comic-Con panel.
The AMC event will take place Friday, July 10 from 12:00-2:00 PM in Hall H.
Cast and producers expected for “The Walking Dead” include Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Chandler Riggs, Michael Cudlitz, Lennie James and Sonequa Martin-Green, executive producer/showrunner Scott M. Gimple and executive producers Gale Anne Hurd, Robert Kirkman, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert.
For “Fear the Walking Dead,” expect to see Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Frank Dillane, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Lorenzo James Henrie, Ruben Blades, Mercedes Mason, executive producer/showrunner David Erickson and Hurd, Kirkman, Nicotero and Alpert.
“‘Fear the Walking Dead’ takes us back to the beginning of the zombie apocalypse – a time when the world was changing rapidly for reasons unknown, before anyone understood exactly what was happening, when life as everyone knew it was upended and altered in ways no one could have ever imagined.“
Once to be directed by Eli Roth, the classic black & white The Bad Seed is getting a television remake.
Lifetime, the female-driven cable network, has put into development a remake of William March’s novel “The Bad Seed,” reports THR.
From Warner Horizon Television, “The drama centers on Kate, described as the perfect modern woman — a successful working wife and mother, always seeking to give the best life to her daughter. She is confronted with one problem she can’t overcome: her daughter is a relentless, murdering sociopath whose viciousness is matched only by her brilliance. Will Kate be able to learn the truth before it’s too late?”
Barbara Marshall (Exorcism Diaries) will pen the script for The Wolper Organization’s Mark Wolper (History’s upcoming “Roots” reboot, “Bates Motel”).
Looking to get your Amityville fix until the long-delayed release of Franck Khalfoun’s Amityville: The Awakening? Well, the direct-to-video The Amityville Theater will not relieve those withdrawals. The 13th title boasting the Amityville namesake, John R. Walker’s film is set in the infamous town and that’s where the similarities end. Well, that and the sound of flies buzzing a whole lot. It has nothing to do with any of the other films with Amityville in the title and has much to do with other shoddy DTV flicks revolving around a bunch of teens spending the night in a haunted building.
This time around it’s a theater in Amityville, recently bequeathed to Fawn Harriman (Monele LeStrat) following her parents’ tragic death. The estate lawyer urges her to sell the broken down old building, but Fawn figures she ought to check it out and see if she wants to keep it. What better way to make a potentially lucrative decision than to spend the night in the theater with four of her friends who all seem to hate each other.
One of them wants to get in Fawn’s pants, so I can see why that slob is there. But I have no idea why the others agree to this sleepover. They really hate one another it seems. So while this volatile group of teens bunk down, Fawn’s high school teacher (a British transplant) starts investigating Amityville’s past.
Besides it buffing out the film to feature length, I really don’t understand why this teacher subplot was necessary. For some reason there’s even flashbacks to the day before he left England for the States where he’s shown arguing with a local douche in a pub. If that wasn’t mind-numbingly dull enough, there’s also a scene where he goes into a local bookstore, asks if they have any books on local history, and is then directed to the library. That’s a scene I watched with my eyeballs.
Not only are these teacher scenes a drag, they also shatter any inkling of tension the film managed to build up with the kids exploring the theater. As they continue to argue, the kids encounter a litany of tired jump scares and special effects that range from silly to just plain bad. There is one genuinely wicked shot looking up at a balcony I found really effective. I wish there was more stuff like that, but no dice. The film is absolutely miserable from the script to the acting. The lighting is either washed out or too dark and overall just avoid this mess.
And just when it seems like Fawn and her “friends” have reached a dead end, oh look, someone’s brought a Ouija board. I’ll let you fill in the blanks.
The Amityville Theater is now available on DVD if you hate yourself.
Did you enjoy tonight’s premiere episode of MTV’s “Scream”? Are you excited for the next episode? We got your back…
Below is a look ahead at the rest of the debut season in a “supertease” trailer. Be warned, though, as there are quite a few spoilers including the big reveal at the end of the first episode. Also, it appears there will be multiple masks in play, which is an interesting new spin on the series. Does this mean the “fleshy” masked will soon make an appearance? Hmmmm…
Who do you guys think is the killer or killers?
The cast of “Scream” includes Willa Fitzgerald, Taylor-Klaus, Bobby Campo, Connor Weil and Joel Gretsch.
In “Scream,” “After a cyber-bullying incident results in a brutal murder, the shocking violence stirs up memories of a killing spree from the past that has haunted some, intrigued others and maybe just inspired a new killer. A group of teens – with two old friends struggling to reconnect at its heart – become lovers, enemies, suspects, targets and victims of a killer who’s out for blood.“
Ben ‘Yahtzee’ Croshaw is best known for his acerbic and scathing video games reviews on The Escapist, where he’s been gleefully eviscerating video games of the highest caliber, tossing even the sacred cows you hold dear on the grill.
This past week, Yahtzee released a teaser trailer for his Lovecraftian procedural horror game The Consuming Shadow. In it, players must search for clues and spells that can be used to defeat shadowy minions of a Cthulhu-ian creature before time runs out. Failure means immolation on a molecular level, courtesy of the Elder God that’s always watching.
According to Yahtzee’s blog, The Consuming Shadow is a point-and-click adventure game that features permadeath, four playable characters with branching stories and 20 different monsters. The sanity system made popular in games like Eternal Darkness and Amnesia returns with the same punishment, so a psychotic break means game over.
The footage is on the rough side and it doesn’t reveal much other than to let us know we’ll be dying a lot. The game looks to have an almost board game aesthetic, with its widescreen presentation and larger-than-usual interface.
No release date, but The Consuming Shadow will be coming to PC.
Developer Scott Cawthon is going out with a bang with Five Nights at Freddy’s 4, the Final Chapter in the popular indie horror series. Its new teaser image even pays tribute to Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, which may be a sly hint that it’s not the last game — there were obviously way more F13 films that came after the supposed end — or it might not.
Either way, the jump scare-heavy series might be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the next game won’t knock you right out of your furry costume.
The animatronic mascot has been held largely on the outskirts of the last two games, but based on this image, as well as others that have been leaked starting as far back as this April, it appears Freddy will be a fixture in Five Nights at Freddy’s 4. He has been prominently featured in several stills already — a technique Cawthon has used before.
According to the above image, Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 arrives on October 31, 2015.
There’s so much P.T. in this early footage from Allison Road that I would have believed it had someone told me this was the work of Kojima and del Toro. The level of detail in the near-photorealistic environments is particularly impressive, as is the developer’s willingness to take their time building up the dread until you can practically feel it hanging in the air.
Allison Road doesn’t have a release date, it is expected to arrive on PC.
USA Today has revealed that Mondo will be bringing some amazing new products to the San Diego Comic Con, including a vinyl of James Horner‘s soundtrack to the 1986 sci-fi/horror action film Aliens.
Direct from the site, “The deluxe edition features more than a dozen musical cues new to vinyl plus five bonus tracks, and a cover design by artist Killian Eng.”
I wanted the alien to play a big role but at the same time incorporate its shape into the materials of the space station, almost like it becomes the station itself, keeping the marines in a steady merciless grip.
Below is a small photo of the majority of the cover. There’s no word yet as to a wide release.
Naughty Dog is definitely working on a sequel to The Last of Us, confirmed actor Nolan North during a panel he hosted at Metrocon earlier this month. North is perhaps best known for being the voice of Nathan Drake in the developer’s other PlayStation-exclusive action series, though he did also portray a character in The Last of Us.
“For now I know they’re doing Last of Us 2, but my character in Last of Us kind of met an untimely demise,” revealed North.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard the post-apocalyptic game may be turned into a series. This past January, Naughty Dog’s Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann told us the hypothetical sequel had been put on ice until after the studio ships Uncharted 4 (March 2016). The game is due next March, so chances are we won’t be hearing anything official until sometime next year.
Anime News Network has announced that a CG-animated series based upon the Vampire Hunter D novels, written by Hideyuki Kikuchi, is in the works through California-based production studio Unified Pictures. That studio will be co-producing the series with Japanese studio Digital Frontier, who was behind Resident Evil: Degeneration. Kikuchi will be a part of the project, as will Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust director Yoshiaki Kawajiri.
Unified Pictures producer Scott McLean states:
I’ve been a fan of Vampire Hunter D since I was a teenager. I’m overjoyed at being able to be a part of creating a new chapter for a story I greatly admire.
More information on this project will be unveiled at the Anime Expo that is being held July 2nd-5th in Los Angeles.
Waxwork Records has posted a short video clip on their Instagram that plays 10-ish seconds of their upcoming Nightbreed vinyl. The record will be available for pre-order next week.
The film, which was released in 1990, was directed by Clive Barker, starred David Cronenberg, and featured a wild, frantic score by Danny Elfman.
Keep an eye on Waxwork’s official website over the next several days for your chance at snagging a copy!
A video posted by Waxwork Records (@waxworkrecords) on Jun 29, 2015 at 2:24pm PDT
Update: Perlman announced via Twitter that the photo was “…was more aspirational than factual.“. Looks like we’re still going to have to wait.
Ron Perlman took to Instagram Sunday night with a rather provocative photo/message. The photo is a poster for Hellboy 2: The Golden Army and shows Hellboy wearing sunglasses. The text accompanying the photo, however, is where things get delicious. Perlman writes, “Lurking… Waiting… And then, poof… One more Roman numeral after the name… As if by magic………..”
While this isn’t a confirmation that Hellboy 3 is in the works, it’s the most optimistic news about the film yet. With director Guillermo del Toro busy on Crimson Peak, Pacific Rim 2, and “The Strain“, among other projects, the timing and scheduling of such a project would be the biggest obstacle should the studios green light the project.
I truly hope the team at the B.P.R.D. get to tackle the forces of evil once again. I’m a big fan of the two films and would love to see Perlman as the “big red ape” once again.
A photo posted by Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) on Jun 27, 2015 at 9:00pm PDT
In their latest collaboration, Syfy and Universal Cable Prods are teaming on horror anthology series Channel Zero from Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra) and Nick Antosca (“Hannibal,” Friday The 13th), reports Deadline.
Each season of Channel Zero will focus on a new story. The first season of the series will be based on Candle Cove by Kris Straub, a short story that originates from the user-generated Internet horror phenomenon known as creepypasta. It tells the story of a mysterious children’s television show from the 1980s and the show’s role in a series of murders and one man’s dark secret.
Antosca will pen the script and Landis will produce and oversee creative direction with Antosca.
Writers Matthew Sturges & Dave Justus along with artist, Travis Moore have taken the wildly popular Telltale Games series The Wolf Among Us and have adapted it into a compelling digital comic series from DC. Today we’re happy to house an exclusive preview of this week’s chapter.
“It’s back to the Crooked Mile for Bigby as he finally tracks down Crane…but an unexpected guest turns things upside down.”
The chapter will be available for download on Wednesday via the DC Comics App, Readdcentertainment.com, iBooks, comiXology.com, Google Play, Kindle Store, Nook Store, and iVerse ComicsPlus.
Tonight sees the premiere of MTV’s “Scream“, which brings the terror of Ghostface to a whole new generation on a whole new medium.
But in order for us to prepare for this new story, we’ve got to take a look back at the victims of the original films. We’ve got to remember their pain and, most importantly, their terror. And what better way to recognize someone’s fear than by looking at the scream that escapes their mouths?
Below are 9 images that show only a mouth. Each one belongs to someone who died in one of the Scream films. Can you tell which mouth belongs to which victim? Let us know how you did in the comments below and good luck!
People die in movies all the time, but it’s rare for a movie (even a horror movie) to kill a kid, especially in a graphic way. Not all movies shy away from killing a child, though. In fact, some show the death in all it’s bloody glory. It may seem a bit morbid, since this entire post is about dead children. Nevertheless, here are 10 films who had the balls to kill a kid!