Saban Films Nabs WWE’s ‘Armed Response’, Starring Gene Simmons and Wesley Snipes

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 14:19

John Stockwell, who once directed the forgotten but excellent Turistas, will see his Armed Response released by Saban Film, who just acquired North American distribution rights from WWE Studios, Gene Simmons and Erebus Pictures.

The film stars Wesley Snipes (BladeThe Expendables 3), Anne Heche (Donnie Brasco, Psycho, “Hung”), WWE Superstar Seth Rollins, Gene Simmons (KISS co-founder, Runaway, Wanted Dead Or Alive, Extract, Why Him) and Dave Annable (“Brothers & Sisters,” Little Black Book, What’s Your Number?).

The sci-fi thriller, written by Matt Savelloni, follows a team of highly trained operatives who find themselves trapped inside an isolated military compound after its AI is suddenly shut down. The crew begins to experience strange and horrific phenomena as they attempt to uncover what killed the previous team.

The film is currently in post-production.

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‘Black Rose’ Murders on the Streets of Hollywood

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 14:13

ITN Distribution, Inc. has acquired North American rights to the action/thriller Black Rose, starring international action star Alexander Nevsky (Showdown in Manila), Bloody Disgusting learned.

Nevsky stars as a Russian Police Major who is enlisted by the LAPD to help solve a series of gruesome murders perpetrated against young women by a sadistic sociopathic killer on the mean streets of Hollywood.

Written by Brent Huff (Chasing Beauty) and George Saunders (The Hunt for Red October), the film was also directed by Nevky. The cast includes Kristanna Loken (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines), Adrian Paul (Highlander: Endgame), Robert Davi (Expendables 3) and Matthias Hues (Dark Angel).

ITN Distribution will be releasing Black Rose in theaters on April 28, 2017.

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Look, No Strings Used in this Magical ‘Sleight’ Clip

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 14:08

Levitation. The oldest trick in the book.

J.D. Dillard’s Sleight quietly premiered at the Sundance Film Festival where WWE and BH Tilt made magic together, acquiring the thriller for release here in the States.

In theaters April 28th, the film follows a young street magician (Jacob Latimore) who is left to care for his little sister after their parents’ passing and turns to illegal activities to keep a roof over their heads. When he gets in too deep, his sister is kidnapped and he is forced to use his magic and brilliant mind to save her.

Here’s a clip from the film in which Latimore shows off a levitation trick. A new trailer was released the other day.

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Chilling Trailer for Icelandic Haunter, ‘I Remember You’

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 14:01

Our regular tipster, Fabien M., has sent us the first international trailer for Óskar Thór Axelsson’s Icelandic horror I Remember You (Ég Man Þig), starring Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Thor Kristjansson, and Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir.

After an older lady hangs herself in a church, a new psychiatrist discovers she was obsessed with the disappearance of his eight-year-old son, who vanished three years earlier. Meanwhile, three city dwellers are restoring a house when they realize it is haunted, and a mysterious child named Bernodus, who disappeared 60 years earlier, is discovered as the link between the two groups.

The film was for sale at the EFM so we’re hoping a U.S. distributor picked this one up.

We also have the international one-sheet, added below the trailer.

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Actual Clowns Are Not Happy About the ‘IT’ Trailer

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 13:04

We cannot wait for IT. Clowns, however, want IT to go away.

Professional clowns aren’t having a great time at the moment, as you might imagine. It seems that everyone has by now caught on that they’re super creepy and worth being afraid of, and that fear (coulrophobia, it’s called) has hit the clown world pretty hard. Granted, this is nothing new.

Real life serial killer John Wayne Gacy (aka Pogo the Clown) did a number on the profession back in the ’70s, and Tim Curry’s frightening portrayal of fictional killer clown Pennywise in the 1990 adaptation of Stephen King’s IT didn’t do much to help matters. And don’t even get me started on the recent rash of creepy clown sightings around the globe, which have effectively ensured that no man, woman or child will ever again trust the grease-painted, smiling face of a clown.

If the profession was dying already, it may have been completely killed off by last week’s nightmarish trailer for Andy Muschietti’s re-adaptation of IT. The film, set for release this coming September, looks to feature a clown even more terrifying than the one we saw back in 1990, and real clowns the world over are worried that the movie will hammer the final nail into their coffin.

Mel Magazine just caught up with a few professional clowns, all of whom told the outlet that they’re none too happy about the Pennywise resurgence on the horizon.

Nick “Mr. Nick” Kane told the site:

It’s ruining our business. We just experienced a nice break from the scary clown meme from last October. And just when things are starting to normalize, the IT trailer comes and it’s like, ‘Here we go again.’

Guilford “Gilly” Adams said of the IT remake:

It’s gonna be bad for clowns. It’s a dying profession. And the people who do it and scrape together a living have to grapple with the fact that it’s cool and hip not to like clowns. The ultimate prick in this [IT movie] is that it’s going to turn young consumers away from an art form that’s sweet and nice and not about the Kardashians and Minecraft.

Not all clowns want to eat you, folks. Just, ya know, most of them.

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Rob Zombie: A Defense and Retrospective

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 13:01

Few figures in modern horror are as controversial as the infamous rocker-turned-director, Rob Zombie. Heralded by some as one of the few true “auteur” filmmakers working in the genre today, while simultaneously considered a talentless hack by others, there’s quite the disparity in opinions regarding Zombie within the horror community. While he still benefits from a loyal fan-base, his last few films have been extremely divisive, leaving many to wonder if his early cinematic success was merely a fluke.

As a matter of fact, the once celebrated director of neo-grindhouse classics like House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects has recently come under fire from even the most devoted of fans due to his latest endeavor, the crowd-funded slasher 31. Even as a long-time admirer of Zombie’s work, I can’t quite bring myself to defend 31 as a good movie in and of itself, but it’s obvious that the horror community’s treatment of Zombie after its release is, at the very least, extremely unfair.

To understand why Zombie is still relevant (and perhaps even necessary) in the modern horror scene, we need some perspective on his cinematic upbringing. From the very beginning, the effects of horror on Rob’s music were unmistakable, and it was obvious that this was something he was passionate about. Before turning his attention to film, Zombie had already developed skills as a director with his music videos and concerts, which were all heavily influenced by classic scary movies like Frankenstein and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. It was only a matter of time before he’d try his luck in a different artistic medium.

Originally filmed in 2000, Rob’s first film, House of 1000 Corpses, was released nearly 3 years later, as even then studios weren’t sure about how to deal with his brutal and unique vision. Although now it’s fondly remembered as the movie which introduced us to some of the only original and memorable horror villains of the 2000s, the film was a critical bomb at the time, only developing a cult following years later. Re-watching it nowadays and comparing it to Zombie’s most recent projects, the director’s inexperience is glaring, but the film still carries that messy, passionate charm that put Rob on the map in the first place. Also, Doctor Satan. You have to love Doctor Satan.

Run, rabbit, run!

Having found his footing in the 70s-inspired grindhouse aesthetic, Zombie soon moved on to what is largely considered his magnum opus, The Devil’s Rejects. While technically a sequel to House of 1000 Corpses, the film had its own unique visual and narrative identity and cemented the director as an influential force in the movie industry. This resulted in him being chosen to helm the notorious Halloween remake, which is arguably where most of the controversy surrounding the director began.

In all honesty, no matter who had been chosen to direct the remake, a great deal of moviegoers would still wind up hating the resulting movie. John Carpenter’s film is an undeniable classic, and no one could ever hope to replicate its success. This is precisely why I actually like Zombie’s take on the story, and especially the sequel. He knew that he could never truly duplicate or replace Carpenter’s talent or style, so he created an amalgamation of his own artistic sensibilities and Carpenter’s vision, producing a unique movie with some familiar elements.

These films may not be perfect, but I believe they succeed a lot more than they fail in their attempt to deconstruct the slasher genre by humanizing both Michael Myers and his victims. Strangely enough, the Halloween remake’s (and its sequel’s) biggest flaw might just be the eternal comparison to Carpenter’s original, as these movies, when viewed on their own, are actually quite fascinating. Halloween II is particularly ballsy in its artsy presentation of a deeply psychological story, even if it doesn’t always work or feel coherent. At the very least, Zombie dared to take a risk with the franchise, which is more than most remakes can say.

In between these films, Zombie also worked on the animated adaptation of his own comic-book, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto. While it’s certainly not on the Disney level of animated storytelling (or musical numbers, for that matter), it was an entertaining romp through a world of schlock and terror and gave us a glimpse of Zombie’s mindscape when making these movies. The film also featured some inexplicably smooth and stylish animation, almost incompatible with its low budget. While his films have always had darkly comedic undertones, this is his most humorous outing to date, and it makes me wonder what a Rob Zombie directed live-action horror comedy might look like.

Why even make a film if it’s not going to star Paul Giamatti as Doctor Satan?

In 2012, Zombie graced us with Lords of Salem, which is, to date, the biggest departure from his usual style. This one was also extremely divisive, with some fans calling it a Kubrick-esque masterpiece, while others deemed it an incoherent mess. Personally, I found it to be a thoroughly enjoyable picture, not to mention scary as hell, but the ending didn’t quite do it for me. Again, however, I feel that Zombie’s unorthodox approach to storytelling and creative execution make up for most of the movie’s flaws. Even so, I’m still not sure what the deal was with that freakish child-Satan thing.

Now, this brings us back to 31. At this point, no one can reasonably say that they expected this film to please everyone, especially when considering Zombie’s previous work, but this seems to be his most hated film to date. Naturally, in a definitive ranking of my favorite Rob Zombie movies I’d place this one last, but even then it’s not a completely awful experience. As is usually the case with Zombie’s flicks, there several creative elements that keep this from being just another bad slasher film (Do I even need to mention Richard Brake’s phenomenal performance?).

These recurring positive elements don’t always make up for the tangled scripts and overused psychotic hillbilly tropes, but they prove that even Zombie’s “failures” have some merit to them, and can still be worth a watch. Interesting flops, if made with passion, can sometimes be more rewarding than a formulaic success. Rob Zombie is one of the few horror filmmakers that managed to carve out his own path in the genre, and even when he stumbles, the result is always intriguing. In an age where audiences everywhere crave originality, what more could you ask for?

Ultimately, your opinion of Zombie’s body of work will depend on your definition of a good movie. More specifically, whether you think it’s more important for a film to take a risk and have its own identity, or to do its best at following a successful formula. At the end of the day, 31 is still a bad movie, but the horror community would do well to appreciate the fact that Rob Zombie is still willing to do his own thing in a world where most filmmakers are forced to either conform or give up. One bad movie doesn’t make him a bad director, and it sure as hell shouldn’t keep him from making more. For now, I’ll be here eagerly awaiting his next film.

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‘Hounds of Love’ Poster Splits the Two Victims

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 12:23

One of the dark horse surprises out of the SXSW Film Festival was Ben Young’s Hounds of Love (read our review), which takes place in suburban Perth during the mid-1980s when people are unaware that women are disappearing at the hands of serial killer couple John and Evelyn White. After an innocent lapse in judgment, Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted by the disturbed couple. With her murder imminent, Vicki realizes she must find a way to drive a wedge between Evelyn and John if she is to survive.

The previously released official trailer is soaked in tension, showing abuse from two various perspectives – the abducted girl as well as the kidnapper’s significant other. The poster echoes this.

Young, who is already in pre-production on Universal Pictures’ Extinction, starring Michael Pena, and written by Academy Award nominee Eric Heisserer, will see his Australian kidnapping thriller hit U.S. theaters on May 12th.

Ashleigh Cummings, Emma Booth, Stephen Curry, Susie Porter, Damien de Montemas, and Harrison Gilbertson star.

[SXSW 2017] Keep up with all of the news and reviews here!

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Scream Factory’s ‘Slither’ Blu-ray Gets Art, Date and Details

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 12:22

We’ve been waiting a long time to add this one to our collection.

We told you earlier this year that Scream Factory was set to bring Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn’s horror-comedy Slither to Blu-ray for the very first time, and today brings more details along with an art reveal. Gunn himself shared the first details over on his Facebook page, revealing that the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of his ’06 film will arrive on July 25th.

Gunn wrote:

I’d like to officially announce that after MANY YEARS of waiting, and me endlessly bitching to the rights holders, FINALLY my directorial debut Slither will be available on Blu-Ray. The wonderful folks from Scream Factory will be distributing a brand new edition on July 25 of this year. It will have lots of cool extras including a NEW COMMENTARY FROM ME AND THE CAST. It’s like “When Harry Met Sally” only it’s “When Gunn Met Rooker (and Fillion and Banks and Henry).” These people all changed my life. And Slither is how they did it. Oh and check out the cool new artwork. I love it.

Slither tells “the deliciously demented story of an unnamed evil wreaking havoc on a small town. Intent on devouring all life on Earth, this dark and slimy entity is infecting anyone in its path. Now it’s up to the local sheriff, Bill Pardy (Nathan Fillion), and his team to stop the spread of rampant devastation – and shocking mutilation – before it’s too late.”

The film also stars Michael Rooker, Elizabeth Banks and Gregg Henry.

You can pre-order your copy over on the Shout! Factory website.

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Poster Assures the World that Tom Cruise Stars in ‘The Mummy’

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 12:17

Universal has taken the interesting new The Mummy poster and added Tom Cruise to it, assuring everyone that he’s the star. It’s not a very appealing poster, but I guess it serves its purpose?

Tom Cruise is joined in the Universal reboot by a cast including Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Star Trek Beyond), Annabelle Wallis (AnnabelleKing ArthurPeaky Blinders), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), Russell Crowe and Courtney B. Vance (TV’s “American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson”).

Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.

From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.

The creative team is led by director/producer Alex Kurtzman and producer Chris Morgan, who have been instrumental in growing some of the most successful franchises of the past several years—with Kurtzman writing or producing entries in the TransformersStar Trek and Mission: Impossible series, and Morgan being the narrative engineer of the Fast & Furious saga as it has experienced explosive growth from its third chapter on. Sean Daniel, who produced the most recent Mummy trilogy, produces alongside Kurtzman and Morgan.

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Guillermo del Toro Reflects on Unmade ‘At the Mountains of Madness’

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 11:59

Oh what could have been.

There was a time when Guillermo del Toro was knee deep in a feature film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s 1931 novella At the Mountains of Madness, but it of course never came to fruition. The passion project’s origins date back to 2006, and the plan was for the film to be a rated R affair with a big budget and both Tom Cruise and James Cameron on board to produce.

As most fans know, several studios rejected Del Toro’s pitch, and he was eventually forced to give up on it entirely. He just reflected on the depressing experience in a chat with Collider.

Del Toro told the site:

A lot of people think of directors like Caesar sitting on a chaise lounge like somebody feeding them grapes, and you say, ‘I would like to do Mountains of Madness now.’ And it’s not. You’re a blue collar guy working your way, putting numbers in front of studios, putting [together] stars, packages, whatever, and you have your stuff to move.

We thought we had a very good, safe package. It was $150 [million], Tom Cruise and James Cameron producing, ILM doing the effects, here’s the art, this is the concept, because I really think big-scale horror would be great. But there was a difference of opinion; the studio didn’t think so. The R [rating] was what made it. If Mountains had been PG-13, or I had said PG-13 – I’m too much of a Boy Scout, I should have lied, but I didn’t.

He added:

One day, I’ll show you the art, I’ll show you everything we did. We did over 300 pieces of art, we did storyboards, we did models … we had a whole presentation. You will cry, you will go, ‘Why?’

Maybe it’s best we don’t see. It’s all just too depressing.

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R.I.P. ‘Friday the 13th Part 3’ Star Gloria Charles

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 11:26

Friday the 13th Part 3 is an interesting installment in the franchise because Jason Voorhees isn’t the only threat the film’s main characters have to contend with. They also run afoul of a biker gang at Crystal Lake’s local convenience store; the trio of badass bikers follow them back to Higgins Haven, where they’re eventually killed by Jason. Today we’re sad to learn that actress Gloria Charles, who played the biker known as Fox in Part 3, recently passed away.

Fellow Part 3 star Larry Zerner brought the news to our attention today:

I just learned that Gloria Charles (Fox in F13-3D) passed away in December. She had a great spirit and I’m so sorry to hear this. RIP.

— Larry Zerner (@LarryZerner) April 5, 2017

The Friday franchise’s beloved third installment was Gloria Charles’ screen debut, and she subsequently appeared in films such as Brewster’s Millions and National Lampoon’s European Vacation. Charles mostly left acting behind in the early ’90s, but she did return to the Friday world when she appeared in the docs His Name Was Jason and Crystal Lake Memories.

We don’t yet know any details about Gloria Charles’ passing, but we did come across a Go Fund Me campaign that was started for her back in late November of last year. The campaign noted that she was requiring “24 hour, around the clock, in-home care” at the time. We also found a touching video on YouTube that pays tribute to Charles’ life, which you can watch below.

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Wicked Cool New Imagery Show the ‘Psychopaths’!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 11:01

Mickey Keating, who is one our favorite genre filmmakers. If you haven’t already seen his black and white masterpiece, Darling, do so immediately. Then check out his , with his survival horror Carnage Park also now on VOD. The dude’s been busy, and has yet to disappoint.

Mickey Keating’s Psychopaths, described as a sprawling, psychedelic ensemble piece that follows several serial killers over the course of a single night, will have its world premiere at this month’s Tribeca Film Festival.

Bloody Disgusting was provided with a ton of new images that makes me think we’re in for a slasher-esque treat!

Over the course of one excessively blood-soaked night, multiple serial killers’ paths cross, leaving a trail of bodies and begging the question: Which psychopath will live to see morning?

The cast includes all sorts of genre vets from The Battery director Jeremy Gardner to Graham Skipper (The Mind’s Eye, Almost Human), Helen Rogers (V/H/S, Body), Matt Mercer (Contracted, Madison County, The Mind’s Eye), Larry Fessenden (Southbound, The Mind’s Eye, In a Valley of Violence), with Sam Zimmerman, Mark Kassen (Alone, Jobs), Ivana Shein (Meadowland, The Woods), and James Landry Hébert (HBO’s “Westworld”).

Keating, who directed the black and white masterpiece, Darling, as well as the “Twilight Zone”-esque Pod and Ritual, also reteams with Carnage Park star Ashley Bell, while also enlisting The Final Girls‘ Angela Trimbur.

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[Exclusive] We’ve Got a Sneak Peek of ‘The Thing’ 35th Anniversary Art Show!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 10:54

You may hate remakes, but we can all agree that The Thing was a great one.

I’m not sure there’s a better remake on this planet than John Carpenter’s practical effects-laden The Thing, released in the summer of 1982. If you do a little number crunching, you’ll realize that this year is the film’s 35th anniversary, and the folks over at Burbank, California store Creature Features are celebrating a little bit early with a special tribute art exhibit this weekend.

The 35th anniversary group art show will have its opening reception on Saturday, April 8th from 6-9pm PDT. The show will run thru Sunday, April 16th during regular gallery hours.

In 1982, Director John Carpenter unleashed a motion picture that shocked audiences and set new standards in terror and special effects. Now, nearly 35 years later, Creature Features & Printed in Blood, Inc. proudly present an unprecedented group art show celebrating this cinematic masterpiece.

This exhibit showcases original work from over 100 artists all over the world, paying tribute to Carpenter’s chilling vision (and a few choice tributes to its original 1951 predecessor).

The exhibit also includes a major sneak peek at Printed in Blood, Inc’s upcoming THE THING Artbook showcasing over 400-pages of original tribute art.

But why wait until Saturday? We’ve just been provided with an exclusive first look at The Thing art show, so take a peek down below for a small handful of pieces that’ll be on display!

Zack Wallenfang

Jon Bogdanove

Tim Cahill

Trevor Zammit

Kyle Lambert

Eric Tengren

Finished my animatronic The Thing toy just in time! This will be for sale at @cfeatures The Thing art show next weekend April 8! #thething #creaturefeatures

A post shared by Emily Connell (@whatemilymade) on Apr 1, 2017 at 10:14am PDT

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Rock Out with ‘Teenage Ghost Punk’ on Digital HD and VOD

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 10:48

Teenage Ghost Punk looks completely ridiculous, I’m not going to deny that. But it also has a bit of a Disney Channel Original Movie vibe to it. I haven’t seen a DCOM since the late 90’s, early 2000’s, but I loved them growing up. If Teenage Ghost Punk manages to capture half the charm and all those cheesiest of those films, then there could be some decent family-friendly horror here.

The film, from writer/director Mike Cramer, is now available on all your favorite streaming services including iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play, Vudu, Xbox, FlixFling, DirecTV, Comcast, FiOS, AT&T and more. Plus you can order a MOD DVD from Amazon.

Synopsis:
Life changes for a cheerleader named Amanda when her family moves to an old Victorian house outside Chicago. While her newly-divorced mom struggles with a new job and her eccentric little brother seems to fit in effortlessly, Amanda tries to find her way in her daunting new high school. Meanwhile, weird things happen in the new house: Knocking sounds, strange guitar riffs in the rain, and unexplained messes. A quirky medium and a bumbling paranormal investigation team search for answers but are scared away an unseen force.

Amanda discovers that her house is haunted by Brian, the teenage punk rock ghost who has been jamming on her roof during rainstorms for thirty years. He enjoys spirited poker nights with a local quintet of teen ghosts from different eras. Amanda and Brian forge an unlikely friendship and feelings deepen, but tension arises when Amanda asks him to the homecoming dance. When uninvited guests arrive at Amanda’s Halloween party, paranormal investigators clash with Chicago’s most badass spirit, and the neighborhood’s past collides with its present. How will Amanda solve her future?

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‘Reyes’ Trailer Asks for a Sacrifice

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 10:22

Hailing out of Germany, we worship the official trailer for Uprise Pictures’ Reyes,. It’s a gruesome tale featuring occult rituals and human sacrifice, it is going to be a thrill ride, very far from PG13 rating!

Said to be a gruesome tale featuring occult rituals and human sacrifice, Reyes is directed by Patrick Templin and René Wiesner (ABCs of Superheroes), while produced by Patrick Templin, René Wiesner and Flavio Speglitz.

The film stars Kim Sønderholm (Follow The Money, Sinister Visions) as Mick, a down and out author looking for inspiration for his next book but stumbles into something very sinister in his hometown.

Also starring is Bill Hutchens (Human Centipede 2+3), Shawn C. Phillips (The Corpse Grinders, Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High Aka Vol. 2), Antonio Monroi (Apocalypto, Texas Rising), Patrick Jahns (Bunker of The Dead, Break), Peter Ahlers (Skatecop), Brigt Skrettingland, Dietrich Kuhlbrodt, Aileen Dankyi-Sampong and many others.

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Let’s Have a ‘Pool Party Massacre’ This Summer

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 10:15

Floating Eye Films has released the first trailer and stills for the old school splatterfest Pool Party Massacre.  The debut feature from horror fanatic Drew Marvick, Pool Party Massacre is an ultra low-budget 80’s-inspired slasher that cuts to the flesh and bone of a group of young friends.  With a pounding synth score and a heavy metal soundtrack, Marvick has crafted a loving homage to the body count of 80s B-movies.

Blair Winthorpe, a high-maintenance young socialite, is having a pool party while her parents are out of town. What should have been a relaxing summer day spent tanning for the girls quickly becomes a blood-soaked nightmare when an unknown guest crashes the party.  He finds a garage full of dangerous toys and gets to work stalking and dismembering them one by one.

Pool Party Massacre is expected to premiere in 2017.

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‘Asylum of Darkness’ Clip Premiere (Exclusive)

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 10:10

Wild Eye Releasing unlocks the doors to award-winning filmmaker Jay Woelfel’s supernatural horror feature Asylum of Darkness this April.

Woeful’s “stirring cocktail of supernatural suspense and goosebump-inducing horror” features a superlative cast of sci-fi and horror icons including Golden Globe nominee Richard Hatch (“Battlestar Galactica”), in one his final film appearances.

Tim Thomerson (Trancers, Near Dark, Nemesis) and Tiffany Shepis (12 Monkeys, Tromeo and Juliet, Tales of Halloween) also star in the movie, described as “a striking, spine-tingling horror jaunt, shot in 35mm, that resembles the works of genre icons Lynch and Cronenberg.”

After awakening in a mental asylum, a patient plans his escape to freedom while fighting off supernatural forces in both the real world, and some that may only live inside his head. But once on the outside, he learns that the life awaiting him is more twisted and dangerous than anything he could conjur in his head, one that is luring him back to the asylum forever.

Written and directed by Woelfel (Season of Darkness, Trancers 6), the film stars Golden Globe Winner Richard Hatch (Dr. Shaker), Tim Thomerson (Detective Kesler), Tiffany Shepis (Hope), Nick Baldasare (Dwight Stroud), Amanda Howell (Ellen), and Frank Jones Jr. (Van Gogh).

Fear the face of insanity with Asylum of Darkness, premiering on VOD April 11.

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Hey, Look, it’s Danny McBride in ‘Alien: Covenant’

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 09:52

Another day, another new look at Riley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, this time giving us a peak at Danny McBride’s character, Tennessee. Not much to see here, although we know, thanks to the trailers, that his character will be side-by-side with star Katherine Waterston as they take on the Neo and Xenomorphs.

Michael Fassbender returns as Prometheus‘ android David (and Walter), with a crew that also includes Demian Bichir, Alex England (Gods of Egypt), Billy Crudup, Amy Seimetz (A Horrible Way to Die, “The Killing”), Jussie Smollett (“Empire”), Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez (Machete Kills) and James Franco.

Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition

Alien: Covenant takes off for Paradise on May 19, 2017.

Here’s a shot of McBride from set that was shared last July.

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New ‘Wolves at the Door’ Images Come to a Window for Help

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 09:42

Not exactly at the door, here are some shots of someone screaming for help at a window while a hippie mellows out in Wolves at the Door, a micro-budget horror movie that was made by New Line Cinema and will be released on Digital HD April 18th through Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

“Arrow” actress Katie Cassidy, who also starred in A Nightmare On Elm Street, will play a part inspired by actress Sharon Tate. Annabelle‘s John Leonetti directed the project that took its cues from the horrifying Manson Family murders that shocked Los Angeles in 1969.

Known as the Tate murders, the event saw members of the Charles Manson cult break into the home of Tate, eight-and-a-half months pregnant, and her new husband director Roman Polanski. The director was shooting in Europe at the time, but Tate was entertaining three friends. They were all stabbed and shot to death multiple times.

Elizabeth Henstridge and Jane Kaczmarek also star.

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Here’s Why Arnold Schwarzenegger Won’t Appear in ‘The Predator’

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 09:08

One of Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s most prominent roles was in John McTiernan’s 1987 Predator where he played Dutch, a commando who battles an alien warrior in the middle of the Central American Jungle. One of his co-stars was Shane Black, who ghosted on-set rewrites for the sci-fi horror classic.

Black is now directing, currently in Vancouver filming The Predator, which is being pegged as a reboot of the classic film that allegedly takes place in everyday suburbia. Back in March 2016, Schwarzenegger teased a potential return to the franchise, explaining that he was meeting up with Black for lunch. It was all speculation at the time, but apparently, the duo was talking about reuniting on The Predator. The bad news is that we won’t be seeing Dutch in the next Predator, and Schwarzenegger’s reason is a little surprising.

“They asked me, and I read it, and I didn’t like it — whatever they offered,” he tells Yahoo. “So I’m not going to do that, no. Except if there’s a chance that they rewrite it, or make it a more significant role. But the way it is now, no, I won’t do that.”

From the aforementioned interview, it sounds more like Schwarzenegger wanted to star as opposed to making a small appearance. This is interesting because he nearly made an appearance in the 2010 Predators as the writers and director Nimród Antal envisioned Schwarzenegger for a cameo, which ultimately ended up featuring Laurence Fishburne in the role of ‘Noland.’

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I actually applaud him here because I don’t think any of us want or need fan service, especially if it were to come off as lame as what they did in the Ghostbusters remake. Black is obviously a phenomenal writer, so it’s hard to think he would be doing Schwarzenegger a disservice, but at least it leaves the door open for future films.

In fact, I think this news also implies that the screenplay is envisioned as a sequel of sorts unless of course, Schwarzenegger would be acting in a new role.

Fox has already staked out a February 9, 2018, release date for The Predator.

What do you guys think about what Schwarzenegger said?

[H/T] AvPGlaxy

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