Rumor: ‘Dead Rising’ May Be Headed to PS4

bloody disgusting - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 08:00

Capcom may be taking a break from updating the older entries in their popular zombie-themed video game franchise to update the oldest entry in its other, somewhat less popular zombie-themed video game franchise because of course they are. Dead Rising has its tenth anniversary coming up later this year, we already know Capcom is super into re-releases, and it’s cheap advertising for the game’s Christmas-themed reimagining that’s expected this December on PC and Xbox One.

This is almost certainly happening, but here are some achievements for the unannounced port, if you’d like to have a look. Here’s that Dead Rising 4 trailer again, in case you’d like to spend the rest of your day with an endless loop of “Jingle Bell Rock” playing inside your head.

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James Franco May Lead Shane Black’s ‘The Predator’

bloody disgusting - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 15:48

Okay, so this isn’t confirmed yet at all but CAA (Creative Artists Agency) is apparently pushing real hard for James Franco (127 Hours, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) to land the leading role of “Quinn McKenna” in Shane Black’s The Predator, according to PopcornTalk. The podcast stresses that this information is simply rumor at this point and should not be taken as a guarantee.

Personally, I’m having trouble seeing this one. Remember when Adrien Brody was announced as the lead of Predators and a million eyebrows collectively shot up in confusion? Yeah, this is the same thing for me.

Last month, we reported that The Predator was going to begin filming this fall in Vancouver so that it can meet its expected release date of February 9th, 2018.

Over the past few months there as been a lot of news regarding the film, from rumors and possible castings to words direct from Black’s mouth regarding his approach. All of our coverage can be found right here.

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What’s Your Favorite John Carpenter Movie?

bloody disgusting - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 15:00

This past Friday, I got to see John Carpenter live at the Masonic Temple in Detroit. The event was absolutely incredible and a full write-up will be posted in coming days. But seeing Carpenter perform the themes to many of his films reminded me of how lucky we are to have such a robust library to pull from, thanks to his directorial efforts throughout the years.

As I watched clips from his various films, I found myself reminiscing on my thoughts and feelings of each title. From moments of sheer terror to immersive worlds and fantastic music, Carpenter truly is deserving of his nickname “The Horror Master”.

So, to honor him I thought it would be fun to do a ranked list of what you, the readers, feel to be your favorite film of his.

To make this happen, I’ve created the below list where you can both upvote and downvote films based on your own opinion. As the numbers climb, we’ll see which movies rise in the ranks and which ones are left behind.

Alright folk, get down there and get to voting!

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[Fantasia Review] ‘The Love Witch’ Casts a Sexy, Subversive Spell

bloody disgusting - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 13:01

Love is a journey and for widowed witch Elaine Parks, that journey frequently ends with a corpse. Armed with spells and love magic, Elaine gets whatever man she wants to fall head over heels with her. The problem is, none of these men turn out to be the white knight she so desperately craves.

The Love Witch is a spellbinding and hilarious homage to the erotic exploitation films of the ‘60s and ‘70s, with faux Technicolor hues and period décor and costumes to spare. Lurking beneath the gorgeous images is a rather clever exploration of female desires. Director Anna Biller – who also writes, edits, scores, and handles production design of the film – subverts the traditionally macho melodrama to deliver something incredibly shrewd that’s as funny as it is smart. It was a perfect film for the Fantasia Festival crowd.

Star Samantha Robinson melts every frame she appears in with her hypnotically seductive performance as Elaine. After her abusive husband dies of a drug overdose, Elaine is haunted by his memory. To escape, she moves to a small town and takes up residence in a beautiful gothic apartment. There she mixes her potions and paints prophetic works of art that express her desire to be loved.

Her string of failed loves (and dead bodies) drives Elaine into depression. That is until the detective investigating the dead suitors walks through her door. Elaine instantly falls for Detective Griff, played by the obscenely handsome Gian Keys. Theirs is a whirlwind love affair, but as the clues continue to pile up and point to Elaine, Griff has to choose between love and justice.

It’s really not a tough decision for him, as Griff doesn’t even believe in love. His inner dialogue is hysterical and the complete opposite of Elaine’s faith in love. While she exudes true love, he’s just interested in having an heir. In one of The Love Witch’s most gloriously ridiculous scene, Elaine and Griff stumble upon a summer solstice Renaissance faire in the woods, complete with minstrels, jesters, and period costumes galore. They revelers stage a mock wedding for Elaine and Griff, complete with a bard singing about love and its many trappings. It’s such a silly scene that fits right in to the weird, stylish pastiche Biller has created.

Shot in rich 35mm, The Love Witch looks absolutely stunning at times, particularly when the lush colors are highlighting Biller’s costumes and mise-en-scène. She uses all of this to not only create a sexy ode to the campy films of the past, but to subvert and present something that feels completely new – despite all the nods.

Alongside Robinson’s sultry performance, The Love Witch boasts of solid cast that nails the campy overacting perfectly. No one goes overboard with it, even soap opera veteran Jeffrey Vincent Parise, who plays Wayne, an English professor who falls under Elaine’s spell. He delivers some of the film’s funniest moments early on, in particular one psychedelic bit involving hallucinogenic drugs and the rainbow lining of Elaine’s coat.

Sexy, subversive, and wholly original, The Love Witch is a wonderfully comedic ode to Technicolor camp. As it sends up those films, it delves into the sexual dynamic between men and women. Or, at least, men and one seriously love hungry witch.

The film screened at the ongoing Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal.

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[Fantasia ’16] Guillermo Del Toro Gets Candid; Talks Pinocchio, Monsters, & More

bloody disgusting - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 11:01

Guillermo Del Toro received the prestigious Cheval Noir Award at Fantasia Film Festival this year and in celebration the fest held a press conference with the filmmaker (unfortunately he’s under the weather so the one-on-one interviews were cancelled, bummer). Over the course of 60 minutes, he discussed everything from his frustration over At the Mountains of Madness to one of his many works in progress, an animated Pinocchio. He covered a lot of ground he’s previously discussed at length, but it was still a joy to sit back and listen to this multifaceted, passionate artist talk.

Del Toro was also at the fest to help promote Creature Designers (read our review), the movie monster make doc he’s featured in. Like he does in the doc, Del Toro discussed at length his emotional connection to monsters, particularly Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein’s monster. He talked about first seeing Karloff’s monster as a life-changing moment. From Frankenstein to Godzilla, he explained that he’s attracted to stories where the monsters are the ones we connect with emotionally and the humans are the real monsters. “I don’t care about the villagers,” he stated about the Godzilla films. Other monsters he listed off as his favorites included Nosferatu, the Alien Xenomorph, and the Gillman.

He became very impassioned when talking about his fight to bring At the Mountains of Madness to the screen. He stated that if we were to see the concept art and effects tests, we would understand why he’s so brokenhearted over the project, which has been in perpetual limbo for years. Getting James Cameron on as a producer was a big win for Del Toro, but disagreements with Universal (especially about their insistence on a PG-13 rating) has stunted the project every step of the way. A $150 million R-rated horror film was just something the studio didn’t have the stones to get behind, but judging from the passion in his voice, Del Toro is not going to abandon his dream project any time soon.

In the meantime, the prolific write-director-producer has plenty on his plate to keep him busy. It seems like every other week a new film is added to his IMDB page. One of those that came up at the press conference really got my interest: Pinocchio. Del Toro confirmed that he’s co-directing/writing the animated film, which he said will follow the original novel much more closely than the Disney version. Pinocchio will be set in Italy between WWI and WWII, a period Del Toro stated is a “good time for a puppet to exist.” He compared his version of the wooden puppet to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, a creation brought into the world and at the mercy of mankind’s viciousness. Del Toro is currently working on a new draft of the script.

He spoke frankly about The Strain, which begins its third season in August, saying that he wasn’t of fan of the lighting in The Master reveal scene and made sure that it was fixed for his next appearance. Even though he’s not the show runner, Del Toro’s sway on the production is evident as he has complete control over all the special effects and color correcting. He talked about the differences working on TV rather than film, stating the “dynamics are very different” and he had to “learn that very fast.”

He touched briefly upon his upcoming film The Shape of Water. There was really no new ground covered on that topic – it’s in English and a very small, personal film, stuff we already knew. Pacific Rim 2 was also brought up, with Del Toro stating he’s wanted to make The Shape of Water for years, so he took a pass on the mech sequel.

One of the more poignant moments of the conference came when Del Toro talked about the birth of his first child. “I saw the baby and I thought, I need to fight for this baby. I’m a very nice guy but if I need to defend this baby’s life, I will. And that’s the way I feel about my movies.” He elaborated more, saying that he learned a very important word in 1997 while film Mimic. That word is “no,” which he said is a powerful tool for a director. “You learn to be a motherfucker.”

It was great to hear Del Toro talk so candidly with the audience about his battles with the studio, love of monsters, and philosophy of film. “I’m not a collector, I’m a religious man,” he earnestly said. That pretty much sums up the man’s obsession with cinema right there.”

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[Fantasia Festival ’16] DAY 1: A Well-Needed Kick to the Face

bloody disgusting - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 16:56

Last night kicked off the 20th anniversary of the almighty Fantasia Festival in Montreal. I’ve been lucky enough to go for the past three years and every year it gets wicked tough to decide which week to go. Not many fests have “weeks” you can pick from, but Fantasia does. It’s the third oldest genre festival in the world and day-by-day the LONGEST film festival in the world. Covering the whole thing seems impossible and I wound up picking the first week again since I’m moving at the end of the month. 20 years down the line, it’s bigger and badder than ever.

For their big 20th birthday kickoff, Fantasia opened with King Dave, a French thriller shot in one take. I really wanted to see it, but was tipped off it was playing without subtitles, so I wound up sitting that one out. It looks awesome, but my college French has faded over the past decade. Fortunately, the next movie more than made up for it: the world premiere of Kickboxer: Vengeance. For a ’90s kid, getting to see a Kickboxer film in a theater with 500 or so rowdy people was the perfect way to kick off the fest.

Van Damme returns, but not as Kurt Sloane. He plays Master Durand, a muy thai instructor who goes full Miyagi on Canadian Alain Moussi (a seasoned stuntman). Moussia stars as Eric Sloane, a top kickboxer who’s invited to fight the vicious, undefeated Tong Po, played by mixed martial artist turned actor Dave Bautista. The dude is a monster in this role and at times reminded me of Mortal Kombat’s Goro, the way he stomps around the ring. Kurt’s brother Eric takes Po on first and is killed in the process, so now Kurt’s fight turns into a path for revenge.

To prepare, he tracks down his brother’s old trainer, Master Durand. Donning a fedora and shades, JCVD hams it up to high hell from the get go. His training methods are “unconventional” (hence the Miyagi connection) and leads to a bunch of comedic moments. Much like the original film, the comedy and action isn’t always balanced well – at times Kickboxer: Vengeance seems like a straight up comedy. Despite this, the fights are truly visceral and slickly shot. Director John Stockwell (Turistas) does an excellent job modernizing the series and for fans of JCVD’s infamous dance sequence, prepare to revisit that glory.

The film played really well to the crowd and cameos by Montreal hometown fighter Georges St.-Pierre had everyone cheering. There’s much more coming from Fantasia, including a slew of horror films I’ll be checking out. Check back for more coverage out of Montreal!

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[Fantasia Review] ‘Creature Designers’ Puts the Almighty Artists Front and Center

bloody disgusting - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 16:52

If you could build a Mount Rushmore of movie monsters, what mugs would you carve into those giant stones? Would you go the classic route, heavy on the Universal icons? Or mix it up with some eighties emblems like Freddie, Mohawk the Gremlin, and the Xenomorph? If you paused and gave these hypothetical questions serious thought, high five. Also, you’re going to flip for Creature Designers: The Frankenstein Complex, a broad, wickedly insightful documentary that highlights the madmen behind the monsters.

From primitive stop-motion to CGI, Gilles Penso and Alexandre Poncet’s doc tracks the history of the art form – with a heavy, heavy focus on flicks from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Which is great, because that’s when the whole glorious concept of “special makeup effects” really took the off. This was the era when guys like Rick Baker, Phil Tippett, Tom Savini, Stan Winston, and Rob Bottin were, as Steve Johnson (The Abyss) puts it, ROCK STARS.

And that’s how Creature Designers treats these guys. All of them – including Johnson, Phil Tippett, Rick Bakers, Alec Gillis, and Matt Winston, who carries on his father’s legacy – get to deliver their well-spoken two cents about the art. As you can imagine, some of them take issue with the CGI revolution that started with the digital dinosaurs that overshadowed Winston’s practical ones in Jurassic Park. It’s a debate that can go on forever, so it’s great to see old school revolutionaries like Rick Baker admit that, hell, practical effects can’t do everything and combining CGI with practical effects often leads to great results. Johnson, whose ground-breaking beautiful effects in The Abyss lost an Oscar to the film’s digital effects, takes great offense of the digital revolution. “Everyone got an Oscar but me,” he explains.

One interesting topic brought up in the film is that of artist Rob Bottin, whose effects in The Thing are unmatched to this day . After the unstoppable tidal wave of CGI hit Hollywood, Bottin went into exile. He was incredibly prolific in the 80s – The FogRoboCopThe HowlingLegend, it goes on and on – but since then, he’s worked only sporadically and refused to be in the documentary. The participants talk about Bottin like a god and lament his exile.

Filmmakers including Del Toro and the Chiodo Brothers express their deeply rooted love of the art form and for monsters themselves. Del Toro’s emotional connection to monsters is well known, and here he expresses that love on a deep level. That commitment that borders on obsession drives the beauty and dark compulsion of Creature Designers. This doc could’ve been three hours instead of 100 minutes and it would still be engaging throughout. Hearing these masters talk about what they love is truly an amazing experience

For genre fans, there’s going to be no revelation watching the film. There’s a lot we’ve heard before and seen in countless BTS special features. But I solidly think every genre fan is going to be in Heaven, watching folks like Joe Dante, Guillermo Del Toro, Greg Nicotero, and John Landis wax poetic about the monsters they made. If there’s one thing to take away from this doc, it’s that the art of monster design is not going anywhere. Computers be damned.

The film screened at the ongoing Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal.

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SHODAN Cosplay Boldly Brings ‘System Shock’ to Life

bloody disgusting - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 09:00

I can’t imagine that a being as incomprehensibly divine as SHODAN, the megalomaniacal artificial intelligence first introduced to us in the original System Shock, would approve of this impudent insect’s blasphemous attempt to honor such digital perfection, nor its strategic use of pipe cleaners. Unless SHODAN used her lengthy hiatus from video games to rethink her opinion that our very “flesh is an insult to the perfection of the digital,” then this talented cosplayer just doomed us all.

Thanks a lot, cosplayers. We waited over two decades for the opportunity to give an ambitious developer like Night Dive Studios more than $1.03M to remake System Shock, and now I’d be surprised if we get a half-assed thank you before SHODAN returns to force our extinction.

Go ahead and enjoy this cosplay by Carolina Trifoni, for it will very likely be our last chance to feel a spark of SHODAN’s infinite glory.

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Dane Cook Joins the Cast of American Gods

Dread Central - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 18:56

The last time we saw Dane Cook in a horror project was 2011’s Detention, but he’s just landed a role in a pretty big one: Starz’s upcoming “American Gods.”

Cook will portray Robbie, the best friend of main character Shadow Moon, played by Ricky Whittle. According to Deadline‘s description of him, Robbie promises to hold Shadow’s job for him while he’s in prison. Additionally, Robbie is married to Audrey, best friend to Shadow’s wife, Laura (Emily Browning), and he provides another shoulder for Laura to cry on while Shadow is away.

He joins previously announced stars Whittle (Shadow Moon), Browning (Laura Moon), Ian McShane (Mr. Wednesday), Pablo Schreiber (Mad Sweeney), Orlando Jones (Mr. Nancy), Yetide Badaki (Bilquis), Bruce Langley (Technical Boy), Crispin Glover (Mr. World), Demore Barnes (Mr. Ibis), Jonathan Tucker (Low Key Lyesmith), Gillian Anderson (Media), Peter Stormare (Czernobog), and Cloris Leachman (Zorya Vechernyaya).

“American Gods” is an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel of the same name, which has been translated into over 30 languages and earned numerous accolades including Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker Awards for Best Novel. The plot posits a war brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of mythological roots from around the world steadily losing believers to an upstart pantheon of gods reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity, and drugs. Its protagonist, Shadow Moon, is an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr. Wednesday, a conman but in reality one of the older gods, on a cross-country mission to gather his forces in preparation to battle the new deities.

“American Gods” is produced by FremantleMedia North America. Bryan Fuller (“Hannibal,” “Pushing Daisies,” “Heroes”) and Michael Green (“The River,” “Kings,” “Heroes”) are writers and showrunners. David Slade (“Hannibal,” The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) is directing the pilot and additional episodes. FMNA’s Craig Cegielski and Stefanie Berk are executive producing the series along with Fuller, Green, Slade, and Neil Gaiman. Senior Vice Presidents of Original Programming Marta Fernandez and Ken Segna are the Starz executives in charge of “American Gods.” Starz retains all network pay TV and SVOD rights to the project. FremantleMedia is distributing the series worldwide.

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Andy Palmer Heads to Camp Cold Brook for Joe Dante

Dread Central - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 17:57

Another Joe Dante Presents film is on its way as Terror Time is reporting that director Andy Palmer (The Funhouse Massacre) will be at the helm of the new flick, Camp Cold Brook.

I could not be more excited to be taking on Camp Cold Brook,” says Palmer. “In addition to Alex Carl’s script being one of the scariest I’ve ever read, with great characters and frightening imagery, being able to partner with Renfield Productions and Joe Dante is a dream come true. He’s directed and produced some of my favorite films, and I look forward to not only working with him, but learning so much from him as well.

Petri Entertainment, Busted Buggy Entertainment, and Joe Dante’s Renfield Productions will produce.

Camp Cold Brook centers around a horrific incident in 1993 when dozens of young campers, without warning, stand at attention, seemingly in a hypnotic trance, and proceed to attack not only each other but the staff as well with deadly intent. The survivors then bind their feet with rope tethered to large rocks and drag themselves into the nearby lake.

Twenty-five years later, reality TV ghost hunter Jack Wilson finds himself in a tough spot. His show, “Haunted Places,” is on the brink of being cancelled. In a last ditch effort to spark ratings to land a final season, he and his producers, as well as their trusted cameraman, choose the legend of Camp Cold Brook to try to save their show.

Their arrival begins like any other episode. Cameras are placed, and the team sets up shop in the dilapidated lodge and waits. But this is not going to be a regular episode. The terror here was real, and the 30 are about to rise.

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Expecting a New Abattoir Poster? Now You Have One!

Dread Central - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 17:48

Director Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw IIIV, Repo: The Genetic Opera, Mother’s Day) is telling a highly unique horror story with his latest film Abattoir, which centers on a house that has literally been built out of rooms where horrifying tragedies have occurred. On tap right now we have a shiny new poster for you cats!

Abattoir (review) stars Jessica Lowndes, Dayton Callie, J. LaRose, Joe Anderson, and Lin Shaye. Bousman directed from a script by David Schow, Teddy Tenenbaum, and Christopher Monfette.

A real estate reporter named Julia Talben unearths an urban legend about a house being built from rooms where horrific tragedies have occurred. The investigation ultimately leads Talben and a detective to the enigmatic Jebediah Crone and the answer to the question: How do you construct a haunted house?

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New Poster Causes a Trash Fire

Dread Central - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 17:41

One of the films that made some noise at this year’s Sundance was Richard Bates, Jr.’s Trash Fire, which stars Adrian Grenier; and it was hot enough to land some distro via Vertical Entertainment, which acquired worldwide rights to the flick.

Today we finally have a poster for you!

Angela Trimbur, Fionnula Flanagan, AnnaLynne McCord, Sally Kirkland, Matthew Gray Gubler, and Ray Santiago round out the key cast. David Clark Lawson, Jr., produced with Lawrence Mattis and Matt Smith, while Makan Delrahim served as executive producer.

Bates, Jr., directed Sundance 2012 entry Excision as well as Suburban Gothic.

When Owen is forced to confront the past he’s been running from his whole adult life, he and his girlfriend, Isabel, become entangled in a horrifying web of lies, deceit, and murder. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll be scarred for life.

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‘Trash Fire’ Gets a Really Cool Art Poster

bloody disgusting - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 17:31

The Sundance horror film Trash Fire, which we stated in our review, “…will leave you shaken,” is releasing this year through Vertical Entertainment.

Trash Fire follows a man who confronts his past and becomes entangled with his wife in a web of lies, deceit and murder.”

The film was directed by Richard Bates Jr. and stars Adrien Grenier, Angela Trimbur, Fionnula Flanagan, AnnaLynne McCord, Sally Kirkland, Matthew Gray Gubler, and Ray Santiago.

 “When Owen is forced to confront the past he’s been running from his whole adult life, he and his girlfriend, Isabel, become entangled in a horrifying web of lies, deceit, and murder. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll be scarred for life.

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Twisted Music Video of the Week Vol. 240: Firespawn “All Hail”

bloody disgusting - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 17:30

It’s Friday and this week has been hellaciously hot. Since my A/C is broken, my place has been, on average, 85-87 degrees fahrenheit, leaving me to slowly cook from the inside out. And since I’m sitting here suffering in this unbearable heat, I want to give you a little taste of that using this edition of Twisted Music Video of the Week.

Enter Firespawn and their video for “All Hail”, which plays out almost like The Book of Eli meets Fallout 3 with a dash of cult worshippers. It’s all set in a post-apocalyptic world that looks like it’s been scorched by countless waves of flames (basically what my place currently feels like).

Check it out below and have yourself a great weekend!

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The CW’s Friday the 13th TV Show Not Dead Yet

Dread Central - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 17:30

We haven’t heard ANYTHING about the proposed “Friday the 13th” TV show to air on The CW for a while now. In fact, it’s been ages! The good citizens of Crystal Lake over at the Friday the 13th Franchise website, however, have dug up this little tidbit from “a source“:

The show has been shelved with a revisit planned for some time close to April 2017. At that point it will be determined by CW if they can find a story to warrant a series order. If they opt to not go with Friday The 13th at all then the show is open for a different avenue of release. Netflix has long been requested by fans as a destination that would hopefully limit the amount of studio interference.

Stay tuned. In the interim check out these 25 Possible Friday the 13th TV Series Scenarios!

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The ‘Abattoir’ Poster Has Been Expecting You

bloody disgusting - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 17:25

Darren Lynn Bousman is building a new kind of horror with Abattoir, which will also screen at the forthcoming FrightFest this August.

How do you build a haunted house? The enigmatic Jebediah Crone knows how.

“Abattoir centers on a real estate reporter who unearths an urban legend about a house being built from rooms where horrific tragedies have occurred. The investigation ultimately leads to the enigmatic Jebediah Crone and the answer to the terrifying question, ‘How do you build a haunted house?’ 

Bloody Disgusting’s Kalyn Corrigan caught the World Premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival, and wrote in her review:

‘Abattoir’ makes a name for itself for its premise alone, which separates it from nearly anything else in mainstream horror right now. It’s a terrific little idea that if executed correctly, could spans several sequels, as the house allows for many different types of backgrounds to be explored, and future rooms to be filled.

Dayton Callie, Joe Anderson (Hercules), Jessica Lowndes (Altitude, Autopsy) and Lin Shaye (Insidious) also star.

Bousman shot Abattoir in New Orleans from a script by Christopher Monfette.

[Related] Interview: Darren Lynn Bousman Assembles Abattoir, a New Kind of Haunted House Horror Film!

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‘The Neighbor’ Trailer Brings Fear Next Door!

bloody disgusting - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 17:21

We’ve moved in next door to Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton’s latest genre offering, The Neighbor, a crime thriller that reunites them with The Collector producers Brett Forbes and Patrick Rizotti, and star Josh Stewart.

The Neighbor, directed by Dunstan from a screenplay he co-wrote with Melton, is a crime thriller set in Mississippi where a man who discovers the dark truth about his secretive neighbor and what, or who, he may be keeping in the cellar.

When can you see it? Thankfully you won’t be waiting long as Anchor Bay has dated it for On Demand and Digital HD on September 6, 2016.

Check out the trailer that we’ve just added below!

Josh Stewart, who also starred in the duo’s The Collection, leads with Melissa Bolona (Shark Lake), Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes), Bill Engvall, Ronnie Blevins (Fear, Inc, Seven Psychopaths), Jaqueline Fleming and Luke Edwards (“True Detective”).

“In the town of Cutter, most people keep to themselves. But when John comes home to find his girlfriend missing, he sneaks into his neighbor’s house, finding his girlfriend and several other kidnapped people tied up in the basement. When the neighbor come home, John is forced to get out of the house alive and lead the group to safety.”

Shaun Redick and Ray Mansfield executive produce with Jason Egan and Tony Sygo.

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CW’s “Friday the 13th” Hasn’t Been Slashed to Death Just Yet

bloody disgusting - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 16:18

Almost a year ago, we heard rumblings that CW was actively pursuing a TV adaptation of Friday the 13th, the long-running slasher franchise that created iconic killer Jason Voorhees. However, just a few months ago news broke that the idea seemed to have drowned before making it to the dock.

While for many people this was a welcome bit of news, others were left wondering, “What if?” For the latter, today gives you a little bit of campfire light through the trees* as sources have told FridayThe13thFranchise that CW is simply putting the series on hold and plans to revisit the idea next April. The site also explains that if not story is agreed upon, the show could potentially move to other networks, including larger streaming services.

Looks like we’re going to have to simply wait until next year to get an update.

*These references doing anything for ya?

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The Tension Experience: Ascension – Tickets on Sale Now!

Dread Central - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 16:01

For those who have been following along, The Tension Experience appeared out of nowhere and promised an interactive horror experience like no other. And they quickly lived up to their word when they plunged me into a paranoia-fueled odyssey that has gone on almost daily for the past 5 months.

Part haunt, part ARG/immersive theatre, and part psyche experiment, Tension is the closest thing to living out a horror movie, and the number of things I’ve experienced could easily fill an entire Stephen King novel.

But everything has been a warm-up act for the main event – ASCENSION – and tickets are finally on sale for the full experience, which begins this September in Los Angeles.

I still have no idea what to expect from Ascension, but the website does a good job laying out the bullet points:

The Tension Experience is a fear-based paranoia, immersive production that will require you to make a series of decisions that will dictate the evening’s outcome. Ascension is only for guests 18 years or older.

– The entire evening will be over two hours once you enter and are checked in.

Tension will blur the lines between reality and fiction. We will use actors, emails, phone calls, live video streams, in-person events, and just about every other avenue to get inside your head.

And if you’re hesitant because you missed out on the previous events, Tension assures that Ascension exists as its own narrative and has even posted a handy Timeline giving a broad overview of everything that’s happened thus far.

So what the hell are you waiting for? Join us… if you’re brave enough.

The OOA Institute would encourage those interested in taking the path to enlightenment to visit The Tension Experience website, “like” The Tension Experience on Facebook, and follow The Tension Experience on Twitter and on Instagram.

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More Lights Out Clips Keep You in the Dark

Dread Central - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 15:50

Lights Out will be bringing screams to U.S. theaters beginning July 22nd, and to go along with our exclusive clip, we have a couple more for you to chew on!

David F. Sandberg directs the film from a screenplay by Eric Heisserer, based on Sandberg’s own short film. James Wan produces alongside Lawrence Grey, Eric Heisserer, and executive producers Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter, Richard Brener, Michael Clear, Jack Murray, and Ben Everard.

For more info visit the official Lights Out website, “like” Lights Out on Facebook, and follow Lights Out on Twitter and Lights Out on Instagram.

From producer James Wan (The Conjuring) and Lawrence Grey’s Grey Matter comes a tale of an unknown terror that lurks in the dark. When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn’t real when the lights went out… and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that had once tested her sanity and threatened her safety.

A frightening entity with a mysterious attachment to their mother, Sophie, has reemerged. But this time, as Rebecca gets closer to unlocking the truth, there is no denying that all their lives are in danger… once the lights go out.

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