Cabin Fever: Patient Zero - Release News, Official Artwork, Stills

Dread Central - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 15:20

Alrighty, kids! If you've been waiting for the skinny on Cabin Fever: Patient Zero, then we have all the info you've been itching for! Look for the flick on VOD June 26th and in theatres on August 1st via RLJ/Image Entertainment.

Kaare Andrews directs from a script by Jake Wade Wall. Sean Astin, Currie Graham, and Ryan Donowho star.

Read on for the official one-sheet and a gaggle of gruesome stills!

Synopsis
A group of friends planned the perfect vacation in the Caribbean, but when they head ashore to explore a remote island, their ultimate bachelor weekend devolves into their worst nightmare. After an ill-fated swim in contaminated water, they stumble upon a seemingly abandoned research facility where a deadly, flesh-eating virus has been unleashed.

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Limited Edition 'Valhalla Rising' 2xLP Copies Found And Selling Fast!

bloody disgusting - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 15:18

One Way Static has announced that it has gotten a limited quanity of the deluxe 2xLP Valhalla Rising soundtrack, which was composed by Peter Peter & Peter Kyed. The double vinyl also includes a number of cues by sound designers Giles Lamb and Douglas MacDougall.

Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and released in 2009, the stark and violent film stars Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal) as a mute warrior called One Eye whose travels with a group of Christian crusaders end in bloody fashion.

Pre-orders are available on www.onewaystatic.com (Europe-ROTW) and on www.lightintheattic.net (North America). As I stated above, quantities are limited, so make sure to order quickly if you want a copy! I’ve already snagged mine.



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Edward Furlong and Monica Keena Feel the Aftermath of a Zombie Apocalypse

Dread Central - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 14:58

What's the only thing worse than the world coming to an end? Zombies walking the Earth in its wake, of course. In Aftermath it's Edward Furlong and Freddy vs. Jason's Monica Keena that are tasked with beating off hordes of the undead.

Or fighting off, I should say. Beating off sounds... oh, never mind.

Check out the trailer for the flick, which will be released sometime this year!

Directed by Peter Engert, the film also stars Andre Royo and C.J. Thomason.

Synopsis
When the devastating horror of a nuclear apocalypse becomes a reality, nine strangers find themselves holed up together in a farmhouse cellar. These would-be survivors are faced with dwindling supplies, radioactive air, and the greatest threat of all: the hordes of zombie-like refugees who want in.

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Four More Sign on to Tangle with The Final Girls Including The Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev

Dread Central - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 14:52

Nothing tickles my fancy more than horror movies about horror movies, and Sony's The Final Girls seems tailor-made for fans like ourselves. A handful of new actors have joined the flick so read on for full details!

THR reports that Thomas Middleditch ("Silicon Valley"), Nina Dobrev (pictured; "The Vampire Diaries"), Adam Devine ("Workaholics"), and Alexander Ludwig (The Hunger Games) have all signed on for roles in the horror-comedy, joining the previously announced Taissa Farmiga ("American Horror Story") and Malin Akerman (Watchmen).

Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, the film centers on a girl (Farmiga) who, along with her friends, is mysteriously transported into the world of an iconic ’80s horror flick, which starred her recently deceased mother (Akerman), a famous scream queen. The group must try to survive the movie and defeat its crazed killer.

Middleditch will play a film geek for whom landing in a classic horror flick is a dream come true until it turns into a nightmare. Dobrev will play the alpha ex-best friend. Ludwig will act as Farmiga’s love interest while Devine will be the movie-within-a-movie's appointed teen seducer.

Mark Fortin and Joshua John Miller wrote the script. Michael London and Janice Williams are producing via their Groundswell Productions banner.

Production on the film, which SPWA acquired in February, is taking place in Louisiana.

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Paranoia Sets in During 1971

Dread Central - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 14:46

When it comes to horror movies, the focus is usually on demons, ghosts, monsters, or slashers... but there's another kind of evil out there. One who's silently watching and listening... one with the ability to make people just disappear. One that reared its ugly head in 1971.

Not sure how Dread-worthy this will be, if at all, as thrillers can be sketchy, but we will report back if there's a need to.

From the Press Release
New York City actor Rich Graff, who recently starred alongside Heather Graham in the rom-com feature film directed by Anthony Edwards My Dead Boyfriend, is gearing up for the world premiere of the dark paranoia fueled thriller 1971, where he morphed himself into daring activist John Raines.

Directed and written by Johanna Hamilton (Pray the Devil Back to Hell) and narrated by John Raines himself, 1971 follows eight ordinary citizens who plotted an intricate break-in of an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, to leak stolen documents and expose the illegal surveillance of ordinary Americans in an era of anti-war activism.

In this riveting heist story Graff plays John Raines, one of the key members of the Citizens’ Commission who not only drove one of the getaway cars but also planned the rollout after the break-in, including the release of documents to the press. During the making of 1971 the perpetrators reveal themselves for the first time, reflecting on their actions and raising broader questions surrounding security leaks in activism today.

Aside from his leading role as John Raines in 1971, Rich Graff stars in the horror/drama Manson Girls by the award-winning director Susanna Lo and can be seen in the drama-thriller Track 3, set to be screened at this year’s Cannes International Film Festival. Graff has also been featured on major US network TV shows including "30 Rock" and "Law and Order: Criminal Intent."

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NBC Births a Pair of New Stills from Rosemary's Baby

Dread Central - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 14:41

Hot on the heels of yesterday's release date news for NBC's reimagined "Rosemary's Baby," the network has revealed two more images from the upcoming two-part adaptation. Check 'em out, and be sure to tune in next month!

“Rosemary’s Baby,” the four-hour adaptation of the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin, will air on NBC Sunday, May 11th, and Thursday, May 15th. The telecast will air each night from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT.

“Rosemary’s Baby” centers on a young married couple who move into a Paris apartment that has a haunted past. After getting pregnant, the wife becomes increasingly suspicious that both her husband and their neighbors will have ulterior motives when her child is born.

The miniseries, from Lionsgate Television, stars Zoe Saldana, Patrick J. Adams, Jason Isaacs, and Carole Bouquet. The psychological thriller was written by Scott Abbott (Queen of the Damned) and James Wong (Final Destination 3, “American Horror Story,” “The X-Files”) and directed by Agnieszka Holland (Europa Europa, “The Wire,” “Treme”).

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Ryan Reynolds Gets Head in New Images from The Voices

Dread Central - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 14:32

One of the more intriguing films that came out of Sundance this year is without question The Voices, which stars Ryan Reynolds and talking animals. Yes. Talking animals. And Ryan Reynolds. Are you sold? Because we're sold.

Empire just scored a couple new images from the flick, which has been praised for its wild and whacky tone. Check 'em out, and expect more soon!

Directed by Marjane Satrapi, the psychological thriller also stars Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, and Jacki Weaver.

Synopsis
This genre-bending tale centers around Jerry Hickfang, a lovable but disturbed factory worker who yearns for attention from a woman in accounting. When their relationship takes a sudden, murderous turn, Jerry’s evil talking cat and benevolent talking dog lead him down a fantastical path where he ultimately finds salvation.

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Experience Life After Beth in August

Dread Central - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 14:29

We told you around the time of the Sundance Film Fest that A24 made a deal for the U.S. rights to Life After Beth, a Jeff Baena-written and -directed comedy that stars Aubrey Plaza, John C. Reilly, Dane DeHaan, Paul Reiser, and Anna Kendrick. Today we have a release date!

The film centers on a young man whose life takes a turn for the worse when he attempts to make amends after his recently deceased girlfriend returns from the dead. Look for it in limited release on August 15th.

Synopsis
Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. But when she miraculously comes back to life, Zach takes full advantage of the opportunity to share and experience all the things he regretted not doing with her before. However, the newly returned Beth isn’t quite how he remembered her, and before long Zach’s whole world takes a turn for the worse.

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Gruesome Let Us Prey Teaser Comes Out to Play

Dread Central - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 14:22

Set to premiere at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival on April 17 is Brian O'Malley's Let Us Prey, which looks to be as blood-soaked and gore-filled as any horror movie released in recent years. And that may very well even be an understatement if this clip compilation is any indication.

Check out the just released teaser for the film, which comes to us courtesy of Twitch!

Let Us Prey stars The Woman's Pollyanna McIntosh and Liam Cunningham ("Game of Thrones").

Synopsis
An enigmatic stranger is detained in the cells of a remote police station one fateful night. From his basement dungeon the charismatic loner begins to take over the minds of his fellow inmates and those of the police officers. He influences them to bend to his evil will, and their latent inner demons explode in a crazed night of blood spilling and mayhem.

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A New Featurette to Get Under the Skin

Dread Central - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 14:17

Scarlett Johansson's extraterrestrial flick Under the Skin opens wider today theatrically, and to usher it in, we have yet another featurette to go along with the previous one. Dig it.

Synopsis
From visionary director Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast, Birth) comes a stunning career transformation, a masterpiece of existential science fiction that journeys to the heart of what it means to be human, extraterrestrial — or something in between.

A voluptuous woman of unknown origin (Scarlett Johansson) combs the highways in search of isolated or forsaken men, luring this succession of lost souls into an otherworldly lair. They are seduced, stripped of their humanity, and never heard from again.

Based on the novel by Michel Faber (The Crimson Petal and the White), UNDER THE SKIN examines human experience from the perspective of an unforgettable heroine who grows too comfortable in her borrowed skin, until she is abducted into humanity with devastating results.







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Avatar Release New Track "Bloody Angel"

bloody disgusting - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:30

Swedish cabaret metal band (that’s how I think of them and I’m sticking to it) Avatar have released “Bloody Angel”, the second single from their upcoming album Hail The Apocalypse (out 5/13 via eOne Music).

Vocalist Johannes Eckerström explains the song: “Bloody Angel is about shame and guilt. You look around and watch all the suffering and while searching for someone or something to blame, you end up in front of the mirror. Everything you touch, you break. Everyone you try to save you hurt and push further away. It is a sad reality of being alive, the fact that the closer you get, the more pain you risk inflicting. You try to stay in the light, spread your wings and aim for the sun. But your eyes and hands are covered in blood and you hit the ground, dragging everything that matters with you. The riff is pretty cool too.

Head below to check out the track and make sure to pre-order Hail The Apocalypse here.


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'All Cheerleaders Die' Stills Deliver On Sex and Violence! (Exclusive)

bloody disgusting - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:17

A movie I think quite a lot of you are going to love is All Cheerleaders Die, which was co-directed by both May‘s Lucky McKee and The Lost‘s Chris Sivertson.

While many horror films boast their “sexy” cast, All Cheerleaders Die definitely nails it (as you can clearly see above) with the casting of Caitlin Stasey, Sianoa Smit-McPhee and Brooke Butler. The pic, based on McKee and Sivertson’s short film of the same name, sort of mixes The Craft with films like May and Lost. There’s plenty of gore, as well as crazy hot girls in their underwear in this revenge story.

RLJ/Image Entertainment is set to release All Cheerleaders Die on all VOD platforms May 8 with a limited theatrical run set for June 13. I’m dying for it to get released because I think it’s right up our alley…

In the pic, “Teenage outsider Maddy is keeping some dark secrets and holding a serious grudge against the captain of the Blackfoot High football team. When Maddy joins the school’s elite and powerful cheerleading squad, she convinces her new friends to help inflict her revenge. After a late-night party goes awry, their plans take an unexpected turn for the worst and all of the girls die. A sinister, supernatural power intervenes and the girls mysteriously appear at school the next day with a killer new look… and some unusual new appetites.”

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GO SEE 'ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE' THIS WEEKEND

bloody disgusting - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:16

I’m only going to say this once, treat yourself this weekend and go indulge on Jim Jarmusch’s hipster horror Only Lovers Left Alive, starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska.

As I stated before, don’t expect a blood bath; what you’ll see is more of a moody vampire film that some people joke should be the last vampire movie ever made. They’re right. I think Only Lovers Left Alive brings it all around and it’s all been done to death. It’s time for a breather.

I’m a massive fan of the film, but it may not be for everyone. In fact, Ryan Daley liked, but didn’t love it. Evan Dickson was more on my side of the fence. Check out the following clip to get a taste (pun intended) of the film’s mood.

What’s it about? “Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them?

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Here's How 'Wolf Creek 2's' Classic Scene Was Shot! (Exclusive)

bloody disgusting - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 11:40

Even in a desolate desert you need to watch where you drive…

In an insanely spoiler heavy exclusive, we have a must-see featurette that takes you behind the scenes of Image Entertainment’s highly anticipated slasher, Wolf Creek 2, arriving on VOD platforms April 17, with a theatrical run set for May 16.

In the video featurette, watch how director Greg McLean shoots the soon-to-be cult classic sequence where Mick Taylor (John Jarratt) drives over a troop of kangaroo with his truck!

Directed again by McLean, “Lured by the promise of an Australian holiday, backpackers Rutger, Katarina, and Paul visit the notorious Wolf Creek Crater. Their dream Outback adventure soon becomes a horrific reality when they encounter the site’s most infamous local, the last man any traveler to the region ever wants to meet; Mick Taylor (John Jarratt).

As the backpackers flee, Mick pursues them on an epic white knuckled rampage across hostile wasteland. Only one will remain to be dragged back to his lair to witness the true magnitude of his monstrosity. And if the last man standing is to have any hope of surviving where no one else has survived before, he’ll have to use every ounce of cunning to outwit the man behind the monster and become every bit as ruthless as the monster inside the man.

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The Misfits And Fright Rags Team Up For More Wicked Shirts

bloody disgusting - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 11:00

Apparel company Fright Rags has once again teamed up with legendary horror punk band The Misfits to create a double feature of shirts and posters! Artists Gary Pullin and Jason Edmiston were tasked with creating faux movie poster designs inspired by classic Misfits songs. Pullin channels “Hybrid Moments,” while Edmiston asks “Mommy, Can I Go Out and Kill Tonight?”

The shirts are each limited to 400 while the 18×24 screen printed posters are limited to 150. So, you better hurry and pre-order if you want one for yourself!

Head below for the shirt designs.


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Trailer Depicts the 'Aftermath' of Nuclear Apocalypse With Edward Furlong and Monica Keena

bloody disgusting - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:30

Get ready to feel the Aftermath

We’ve discovered the trailer for Peter Engert’s film that reteams Night of the Demons‘ Edward Furlong and Monica Keena, as well as Andre Royo and C.J. Thomason.

When the devastating horror of a nuclear apocalypse becomes a reality, nine strangers find themselves holed up together in a farmhouse cellar. These would-be survivors are faced with dwindling supplies, radioactive air and the greatest threat of all – the hordes of zombie-like refugees who want in.

RLJ/Image Entertainment is to release later this year.

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Does Johnny Depp Star In Kevin Smith's 'Tusk'?! No...

bloody disgusting - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:52

Update: My source responded with an emphatic “I wish,” putting this rumor to rest. Bummer, it took me forever to write this piece…

The Internet investigates, and possibly uncovers quite a doozy.

Fan-site Johnny Depp Zone put on their detective cap and may have stumbled on clues that reveal a part in Kevin Smith’s forthcoming Tusk.

Back in December, Smith announced that Tusk – a modern-day monster movie that follows a journalist named Wallace (Justin Long) who finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Michael Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses – wouldn’t be finished in time for the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. He cited that he still had “two more shooting days here in Los Angeles to wrap the flick with our fifth Beatle – the performer playing the role of investigator Guy Lapointe.” A casting that he called the highlight of his career.

Back to the Depp Zone, who compiled the following clues:

-Johnny Depp’s makeup artist, Joel Harlow, has listed Tusk on his resume, which has since been removed.

-VideoETA added this long-shot of a connection: “There is a personal relationship between Depp and Smith that dates back to when their daughters went to school together and they co-hosted poetry events for charity. The age is right and Johnny Depp has the range to pull off just about any sort of character.

-There was gap in January when Depp completely shooting Mortdecai.

-Amber Heard – Depp’s alleged fiance – is in three movies produced by Demarest Films, Tusk‘s production company.

-Lastly, and probably where this all stemmed from, Long did an interview with Long Island Newsday where he stated: “Yeah, the one where a man turns into a war horse. It’s called “Tusk.” Johnny Depp is in that one. I’m working on something coming up later.

We personally sent out a few e-mails this a.m. in hopes of getting confirmation. Watch this spot as new breaks.

In case you didn’t know: Depp is the greatest actor of our time. His range is uncanny.

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'The Final Girls' Casting Becomes Real Life Nightmare

bloody disgusting - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:33

“Silicon Valley” star Thomas Middleditch and “The Vampire Diaries’” Nina Dobrev, pictured above, have joined The Final Girls, a horror comedy from Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions being directed by A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas‘s Todd Strauss-Schulson, writes Heat Vision. Also joining the production are the hilarious Adam Devine (pictured below in Comedy Central’s “Workaholics”) and Alexander Ludwig (The Hunger Games).

Malin Akerman and Taissa Farmiga are starring in the meta movie which “centers on a girl who, along with her friends, is mysteriously transported into the world of an iconic ’80s horror flick, which starred her recently deceased mother (Akerman), a famous scream queen. The group must try to survive the movie and defeat its crazed killer.

Mark Fortin and Joshua John Miller wrote the script.

Groundswell Productions producer Michael London described the project as being “the unlikely child of Back to the Future and Friday the 13th.”

Middleditch will play a film geek for whom landing in a classic horror flick is a dream come true, until it turns into a nightmare. Dobrev will play the alpha ex-best friend.

Ludwig will act as Farmiga’s love interest while Devine will be the movie-within-a-movie’s appointed teen seducer.

Production on the film begins next week in Louisiana.

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Vicious New Look at Lionsgate's 'The Voices'!

bloody disgusting - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:21

Ryan Reynolds’ best friend is violence…

Ahead of its Sundance London screening on April 26, Empire landed two new images from The Voices, a genre film starring Amityville Horror‘s Ryan Reynolds. Both pics display Reynolds, one of him freaking out with a bloodied up knife, the other shows him feeding a bodiless head. Say what?!

Directed by Marjane Satrapi, and also starring Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick and Jacki Weaver, “This genre-bending tale centers around Jerry Hickfang, a lovable but disturbed factory worker who yearns for attention from a woman in accounting. When their relationship takes a sudden, murderous turn, Jerry’s evil talking cat and benevolent talking dog lead him down a fantastical path where he ultimately finds salvation.

No word on release plans just yet. Watch this spot for official details soon.

Check out what people are saying about the film.

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A Pair of 'Godzilla' Featurettes Take a Break From Footage

bloody disgusting - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:20

Taking a break from actual photos and footage, Warners and Legendary share two featurettes that take us behind-the-scenes of Godzilla, in theaters May 16.

From visionary new director Gareth Edwards (Monsters) comes a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless.

An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Johnson, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Richard T. Jones, Sally Hawkins, Akira Takarada, Victor Rasuk, Yuki Morita, and C.J. Adams star.

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