#SDCC16: Anchor Bay Reveals Ash vs. Evil Dead and The Walking Dead/Fear the Walking Dead Exhibits

Dread Central - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 19:12

Anchor Bay always has a big presence at the San Diego Comic-Con, and it looks like 2016 could be their biggest year yet!  Read on to learn more about the sights you’ll be able to see at their booth (#4437) on the Convention Center floor.

WHO: Join Anchor Bay Entertainment at Comic-Con for exclusive photo opportunities and limited edition themed swag.

WHAT: Stop by Booth #4437 to take pictures with the toolshed from “Ash vs. Evil Dead” or with live walkers inside the fuselage of the plane from AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead,” and preview “The Walking Dead” Season 6 Blu-ray exclusives.

Additionally, Anchor Bay Entertainment will be giving away “The Walking Dead” and “Ash vs. Evil Dead” bags to attendees as well as Lazer Team and Clown buttons, The Neighbor masks, and “Into the Badlands” and “Fear the Walking Dead” temporary tattoos.

As an added bonus, there will be multiple chances to win various DVDs from the Anchor Bay catalogue.

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Who Goes There Podcast: Episode 75 – The Purge: Election Year

Dread Central - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 18:30

We here at the Who Goes There Podcast are pleased as piss to be the newest part of DreadCentral.com! Every week we’ll be bringing you our uniquely cynical, socially awkward, drunken, no holds barred take on all things horror, sometimes with special guests! So buckle up, buttercups; we’re kicking it off with Episode 75!

Well, the good ole US of A had herself a little birthday. And wouldn’t you know it, we partied the only way you can party when sweet Lady Liberty gets another notch in her belt. Like most of America, we drank some beers, ate some Thai food, watched soccer, and Purged. That’s right… we saw The Purge: Election Year so you don’t have to.

We also talk about Chris’ week from Hell (American), Matt is too stupid or stoned to properly insult Jorge (American), Boysetsfire releases the dogs (American af), and we perv on cosplay girls (Japanese, but America is trying). Don’t tell me my business, devil woman! It’s the Who Goes There Podcast Episode 75!

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#SDCC16: Image Comics Announces Cannibal; Southern-Gothic Series Begins in October

Dread Central - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 18:13

It always makes us happy when some actual comics news comes out of the San Diego Comic-Con, and one of the first out of the gate is Image Comics, which has announced new Southern-Gothic series Cannibal.  Read on for the early details!

From the Press Release:
Image Comics is pleased to announce that New York Times bestselling author Brian Buccellato (Sons of the Devil, The Flash, Injustice), Jennifer Young, and artist Matias Bergara (Sons of Anarchy) are teaming up for a Southern-Gothic horror series set to launch this October.

In CANNIBAL #1 a small Everglades town is hit by a new virus that causes those it infects to crave human flesh. But with no cure in sight, the region has become split over what to do with the victims. For the Hansen family the answer is simple: kill them. However, all of that changes when the virus infects those the family cares about most.

“It’s about a Florida town that is just trying to hold on to their everyday lives at the dawn of a cannibal epidemic,” said Young. “Told through the eyes of the Hansen family, it’s an anti-apocalypse story because mankind is too stubborn to give in. It’s about family and community and explores how people respond to the spread of deadly diseases.”

“These cannibals are just like us. They feel remorse and guilt and don’t want to eat people,” added Buccellato. “But the virus manifests as an insurmountable addiction that builds up until they can’t control themselves. After they feed and sate their hunger, they must face the guilt and ramifications of their actions. At its heart, it’s an allegory for drug addiction.”

Young continued: “In a world where your neighbor, your friend, your barber could suddenly try to eat you, this story is also about mankind’s resolve and deeply-ingrained desire to maintain the status quo—so deep that they will assimilate the idea of cannibals into their normal life.”

This is the second collaboration by Buccellato, Young, and Bergara, following the short story “Jennifer,” which appeared in Sons of the Devil, Volume 1.

CANNIBAL #1 (Diamond Code AUG160575) will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, October 5th.

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Sing Happy Birthday to a Psychopath

Dread Central - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 18:09

Admit it… at one time or another you’ve either gotten drunk or were thinking about getting drunk down in Mexico. It’s almost like some weird rite of passage. However, such practices can go VERY wrong. Case in point: Happy Birthday.

Directed by Casey Tebo and starring Matt Bush (Adventureland), Britne Oldford, Vanessa Lengies (Waiting), Riley Litman, Steven Tyler (Be Cool), Erik Palladino, Matt Willig, Robert Miano, Sean McKittrick, and Robert Deleo, look for the flick to hit theaters on September 9th.

Synopsis:
On his birthday, Brady finds out his girlfriend has been cheating on him. His best friend, Tommy, decides to take him on a raging drug-induced birthday celebration in Mexico to forget his troubles. Things quickly take a dark turn when the two girls they meet at a bar are connected to a Mexican drug cartel and hold them for ransom. Drugged and tortured, Brady and Tommy now must fight for their lives and find a way to escape a desolate hotel room nightmare in a foreign land.

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Who Goes There Podcast: Episode 74 – The Funhouse Massacre

Dread Central - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 17:57

We know a lot of our listeners hate clowns and got a little uncomfortable with our last episode. So as a way of saying, “Get over it, you pussies,” we did another clown movie!

What happens when a bunch of the world’s most dangerous killers, all housed in the same facility, break out and run amok at carnival? Well, they make a movie about it, and three idiots get together and tell stupid jokes while discussing the movie. You should know that by now. You stupid, podcast listening idiots.  Aunt Maggie was a bitch and got what she deserved! It’s the Who Goes There Podcast Episode 74.

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Who Goes There Podcast: Episode 73 – Clown

Dread Central - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 17:53

God damnit, fuck summer. It’s hotter than two goats in a pepper patch in San Diego, and even our extreme levels of coolness are no match for the bastard sun!

Alia graces us with her pretty face and potty mouth as we debut a sweet new hashtag, throw Chris to the wolves, and ice down our naughty bits. We also talk about the death of Anton Yelchin and the pros of spectral fucking before we put on our rubber noses, squirting flowers and smashing our pies into the face of 2014’s Clown, produced by Eli Roth. I swear, with each week that passes these idiots laugh harder and harder at their own stupid jokes. It really is Old Scratch knocking at the door… it’s the Who Goes There Podcast Episode 73.

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Fathom/TCM Bringing Planet of the Apes to Theaters Again! Win a Pair of Tickets and/or a Collectible!

Dread Central - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 17:43

The legendary 1968 science fiction masterpiece Planet of the Apes is returning to the big screen, crash landing in U.S. cinemas on July 24 and 27 thanks to Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies (TCM).

The duo are working together to bring classics back to theaters with a year-long “TCM Big Screen Classics” series, and if July’s film, the aforementioned Planet of the Apes, sound like something you want to be a part of, you’ve come to the right place. Not only do we have a pair of tickets plus a collectible NECA Apes figure to give away to a Grand Prize winner, but five runners-up will also win the figure on its own!

As part of this special presentation, TCM host Ben Mankiewicz will provide exclusive commentary before and after the feature, offering an inside look at the out-of-this-world classic. The event will screen at more than 650 select movie theaters nationwide, four times only, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time each day.

Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall star in this legendary science fiction masterpiece. Astronaut Taylor (Heston) finds himself on a distant planet ruled by apes who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon, Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist (McDowall).

When it was released in February 1968, the film was a commercial and critical success, also breaking ground with its revolutionary prosthetic makeup techniques created by artist John Chambers. The Planet of the Apes franchise is still going strong today with the 2011 reboot and its 2014 sequel achieving box office success and strong support amongst critics. The highly anticipated third film in that trilogy will debut in 2017.

Tickets are available online at FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. For a complete list of participating theaters, click on the “Theater Locations” tab.

So, how can you win?  Just send an email to contests@dreadcentral.com including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS along with the DATE, TIME, and THEATER of choice.  (Click here for the full list of theaters to make sure it’s showing in your area.)  You have four choices:

  • Sunday, July 24, 2016: 2:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. local time
  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016: 2:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. local time

This contest will end at 12:01 AM PT on July 19, 2016. Note: By entering this contest, you are consenting to allow Dread Central and its subsidiaries use of your email address.

Don’t want to take your chances on winning?  Tickets to TCM Big Screen Classics: PLANET OF THE APES can be purchased online from Fathom Events.

 

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Spoiler-Free Preview of Netflix’s Stranger Things

Dread Central - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 16:59

Tomorrow, July 15, the ’80s set horror/sci-fi series “Stranger Things” arrives on Netflix, and right now we have a spoiler-free preview to help get you ready for it!

Within the wooded landscape of Hawkins, Indiana, stands the aerial crowned square building that is the Hawkins National Institute. Deep beneath the Institute’s unostentatious exterior is a lab that has made the breakthrough of the century: a pulsating rift to another dimension, a shadowy mirror of our world.

Through this gash in the fabric of space and time, a creature with the insatiable need to consume has crawled, and the residents of the small town are in its sights.

“Stranger Things” follows the quest for Will Byers, a young boy who has been spirited away by the aforementioned beast. The search is conducted by three groups, each of which go down a different trail leading back to the Institute.

Will’s mother, played with unbreakable frantic energy by Winona Ryder, attempts to break through barriers to see her boy. She is aided in uncovering the conspiracy by David Harbour’s Chief Hooper, who seems to be channeling the ultimate ‘80s cop, Tom Atkins.

Group 2 is comprised of Charlie Heaton as Jonathan, Will’s older brother, and fellow concerned student Nancy (Natalia Dyer). The third group, and the true stars of the series, is comprised of the combined force of Mike, Dustin, Lucas, and the mysterious “Eleven” (for more, see my cast & crew interviews here).

To delve into the individual characters would reveal too much plot, but there is a standout performance that was an unexpected delight: Harbour’s Chief Hooper. In a series filled with likable and interesting civilian characters, the law enforcement roles fall into the background as hindrances and obstacles. Here, Chief Hooper is the damaged and charismatic hero who must rely on his intuition and reliance to piece together the mystery without paranormal assistance. The Chief also subscribes to the best philosophy of all: When in doubt, punch a guy out.

During our recent set visit, the Duffer Brothers stated that they wanted to represent the best of the 1980’s horror, thriller, and sci-fi films without making a product that felt or looked like a gimmicky knock-off. There are passive nods to many familiar films from the decade of excess. Nothing, however, is so meta that it becomes a distraction. The keen observer may catch references to Silver Bullet, The Explorers, Rambo, The Goonies, and IT to name just a few.

Filmed in a cinematic style with a color palette reminiscent of E.T., “Stranger Things” invites viewers in via such familiar visuals. The shiny spandex and glaring neon approach genre fans may have feared would return are not present even in the most passing sense. The same can be said for the more cringe-worthy parts of that era’s pop culture. Ears won’t be accosted by pandering colloquialism or mandatory Madonna, but instead by a subtle synth soundtrack courtesy of Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon.

“Stranger Things” does hit some ‘80s tropes that increase the predictability of the main and sub plot lines, but they never reach the point where audience members can pat themselves on the back and say, “Called it!” Where “Stranger Things” does succeed in handling the ghosts of horror movies past is by not giving in to them just for the sake of nostalgia. Major and minor characters maintain an air of realism through their actions and dialogue. A stereotypical list of victim and survivor roles horror fans may expect to find is largely not present, and thankfully so.

To quote Uncle Creepy, “We bleed for this stuff.” “Stranger Things” is a love letter penned in fandom blood and sealed with nostalgia’s kiss.

Disclaimer: This preview is spoiler-free. For a more in-depth review, look for me on an upcoming broadcast of Brainwaves.

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Rob Zombie’s 31 – Malcolm McDowell Gets a Character Poster

Dread Central - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 15:40

There are a few things we can guarantee about Rob Zombie’s 31. It’s going to be brutal and totally gruesome, for starters, and it’s also likely to introduce a couple new villains that will be idolized and soon tattooed on the bodies of horror fans. Would you expect anything less from Zombie? Course not!

While we wait, meet Father Murder courtesy of a new character poster.

The cast of 31 includes Meg Foster as Venus Virgo; Judy Geeson as Sister Dragon; Jeff Daniel Phillips as Roscoe; Jane Carr as Sister Serpent; Richard Brake as Doom-Head; Ginger Lynn as Cherry Bomb, Doom-Head’s very special friend; Malcolm McDowell as Father Murder, the owner of Murder World; David Ury as Schizo-Head; Daniel Roebuck as Pastor Victor; Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs as Panda Thomas, the manager of a traveling roadshow known as “The Venus Lux Happy Time Fun Show”; Pancho Moler as Sick-Head; Tracy Walter as Lucky Leo; E.G. Daily as Sex-Head; and Torsten Voges as Death-Head as well as Sheri Moon Zombie, Lew Temple, Sandra Rosko, Bari Suzuki, and Devin Sidell.

Look for 31 in select theaters beginning September 16 from Saban Films and Lionsgate.

Synopsis:
From the visionary mind of the man who brought us House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, and Halloween, comes the horrific story of five carnival workers who are kidnapped the night before Halloween and held hostage in a large compound. At the mercy of their captors, they are forced to play a twisted game of life or death called 31. For the next 12 hours they must fight for their lives against an endless parade of homicidal maniacs.

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‘Happy Birthday’ Has Convinced Me to Never Get Drunk in Mexico

bloody disgusting - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 15:19

A trailer and poster for the torture thriller Happy Birthday has been released and both can be seen below. The movie hits theaters on September 9th.

On his birthday, Brady finds out his girlfriend has been cheating on him. His best friend Tommy decides to take him on a raging drug induced birthday celebration in Mexico to forget his troubles. Things quickly take a dark turn when the two girls they meet at a bar are connected to a Mexican drug cartel and hold them for ransom. Drugged and tortured, Brady and Tommy now must fight for their lives and find a way to escape a desolate hotel room nightmare in a foreign land.

Happy Birthday stars Bush (Adventureland), Britne Oldford, Vanessa Lengies (Waiting), Riley Litman, Steven Tyler (Be Cool), Erik Palladino, Matt Willig, Robert Miano, Sean McKittrick, and Robert Deleo. It’s directed by Casey Tebo.

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Top Five Horror Movies to Stream in Summer 2016

bloody disgusting - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 15:02

We’re deep into summer and the heat is hitting hard. What could be better than staying inside with the A/C blasting and popping on a solid horror movie? And here today to offer five suggestions on great horror movies to stream this summer is our own Jimmy Champane!

Below is a video that Champane created for our YouTube Channel, so check it out and then let us know your favorite horror movies to watch during this season!

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Jason Voorhees Lives On in GTAV Thanks to ‘Friday the 13th’ Mod

bloody disgusting - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 14:01

While we wait on pins and needles (machetes and spearguns?) for Gun Media’s Friday the 13th video game, that doesn’t mean that clever gamers aren’t creating other ways to play the iconic hockey mask killer Jason Voorhees. Case in point, YouTuber Spiderbrian has whipped up a very fun video that uses several mods to turn Grand Theft Auto V into Camp Crystal Lake. You can see the horrific results in the below video, which uses music and audio clips from the original film.

If you’re keen on trying this out for yourself, here’s the mod for Jason, here’s the mod for the forest setting, and here’s the mod for “scene director”. Note that we have no idea how this will affect your game, so you’re installing these at your own risk.

Now, grab these mods, make your own Jason/Friday the 13th scenes, and share them with us in the comments below!

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Enter the World of ‘Don’t Breathe’ in This Interactive Trailer

bloody disgusting - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 13:32

A new trailer-of-sorts for Fede Alvarez’s Don’t Breathe and it offers viewers an interesting chance to take control of where they want to look. In the below clip, viewers are able to look around in a 360 degree environment as Jane Levy and Dylan Minette are trapped in a pitch black basement with Stephen Lang, the man whose house they broke into to rob.

We’ve seen this kind of technology before, such as in this VR take on The Ring, so it’s really fun seeing studios take a similar approach to market their films.

Three teens who get away with perfectly planned home robberies have set their sights on one last payout that will get them out of crime forever. Their target: a reclusive blind man with millions of dollars in hiding. But as soon as they break into his home, the tables are turned and they find themselves trapped and fighting for survival against a psychopath with secrets of his own.

Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues wrote the script for the project, which is produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert for Ghost House Pictures. J.R. Young, Nathan Kahane, Joe Drake and Erin Westerman executive produce.

Don’t Breathe hits theaters on August 26th.

[H/T SciFiNow]

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Here’s a Trailer for ‘Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens’

bloody disgusting - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 13:19

SyFy has released a trailer for Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens, which can be seen below. The made-for-TV movie will be airing July 31st at 8/7c on Syfy.

Five years after the East Coast was ravaged in ‘Sharknado 3,’ Fin (Ian Ziering) and his family have been blissfully sharknado-free, but now sharks – and ‘nados. – are being whipped up in places (and ways) that are completely unexpected.

The film stars Tara Reid, Carrie Keagan, David Hasselhoff, Gary Busey, Steve Guttenberg, Alexandra Paul, Mindy Robinson, and more, most of whom I’m guessing are in the movie just to say they’ve been in one of the Sharknado films.

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You Saw “The Gunslinger”, Now Check Out “The Man in Black” From ‘The Dark Tower’

bloody disgusting - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 13:05

Earlier today, we got a first look at Idris Elba as Roland Deschain, aka “The Gunslinger”, from Stephen King’s book-to-film adaptation of The Dark Tower. Now, EW has revealed Matthew McConaughey as Walter o’Dim, who is known to readers as “The Man in Black”, a particularly evil individual and the main antagonist of the series.

Talking to the site, McConaughey explains how his character is more a human than a supernaturally trained force of evil. “Obviously there are mythical proportions of good and evil in Walter. But we didn’t want to go overly fantastic. That would drop the humanity. So Walter, for me, is a man who exposes hypocrisies.

Still, he wants to make sure that we know this character is the villain, even taking inspiration from one of heavy metal’s greatest bands. “You know, he’s not literally the Devil, but I sure as hell think about him like the Devil. I think like the Devil would. There’s a great Black Sabbath line that fits the guy very well: Follow me now / and you will not regret / leaving the life you led / before we met.

You can read the rest of the interview and EW’s set visit at the above link.

Related: Idris Elba Teases ‘The Dark Tower’ Lineage

Gunslinger Roland Deschain roams an Old West-like landscape in search of the dark tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.

The film will star Idris Elba as Roland, Matthew McConaughey as the Man in Black, and we’ll also be seeing Fran Kranz, Jackie Earle Haley, Abbey Lee, and Kathryn Wiggins.

Directed by Nikolaj Arcel and produced by Akiva Goldman, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, and Erica Hughes, The Dark Tower will be released on February 17th, 2017.

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The Invisible Man Laid the Groundwork for Truly Evil Movie Villains

bloody disgusting - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 13:01

Some (invisible) men just want to watch the world burn.

With the 1923 release of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Universal Studios began its reign as the leading purveyor of horror cinema, soon thereafter introducing a roster of movie monsters that will forever be the most iconic of all time. Some of the characters were wholly original creations while others were based on earlier literature, but there’s no denying that none of them would exist, as we know them today, if not for Universal bringing them to life on the silver screen. The Universal Monsters, it goes without saying, paved the way for all horror movie monsters we’ve seen since.

If there’s any commonality that links the majority of the Universal Monsters it’s that they are, at the end of the day, tragic figures. Quasimodo, the Phantom, Imhotep, Frankenstein’s monster, the Creature, and Larry Talbot can all be considered reluctant monsters, and one could argue that even Dracula, though decidedly more sinister than the others, does what he does because he has to do it in order to survive. Universal’s monsters were often cursed by forces beyond their control, their terrifying outward appearances masking the sadness and sympathetic humanity that lie just underneath the scary exteriors.

But not all of the Universal Monsters were created equal.

After helming Frankenstein and before giving it a sequel with The Bride of Frankenstein, director James Whale introduced The Invisible Man in 1933, based on H.G. Wells’ same-named novel from decades prior. The oddball horror-comedy, most notable for its groundbreaking special effects, centers on Dr. Jack Griffin, a chemist whose dangerous experiments with a drug called monocane have resulted in him literally becoming invisible. Though he at first sets out to find a cure, he soon realizes that his newly-acquired superpower makes life a whole lot more enjoyable.

Being bad? Turns out it feels pretty damn good.

There’s of course something inherently tragic about an experiment going wrong and transforming an ordinary man into a mad monster, but when it comes to Jack Griffin, he’s not exactly a tragic figure. As portrayed by a then-unknown Claude Rains, the titular Invisible Man is a maniacal sociopath who relishes being evil and doing terrible things, laughing wildly as he derails a passenger train, pushes over a baby carriage, and just generally wreaks havoc on a world that he feels jilted by. He’s simultaneously the most human and most monstrous of the Universal Monsters, racking up the highest body count of them all and, unlike the others, thoroughly enjoying the “curse” he’s been saddled with.

An invisible man can rule the world,” Griffin excitedly exclaims. “Nobody will see him come, nobody will see him go. He can hear every secret. He can rob, and rape, and kill!

Thanks to Rains’ brilliantly unhinged performance, the invisible Jack Griffin is without question the most flamboyant and charismatic monster in Universal’s stable, and watching the film today, it’s hard not to view the character as the prototype for a whole new breed of movie villain that came in the wake of Universal’s “golden age.” Cracking wise, singing, dancing, and deriving such a sick sense of pleasure from killing that you can’t help but love him, the Invisible Man was the first monster to fully embrace being a monster, and it’s this character trait that made the 1933 film quite a few years ahead of its time.

Villains in modern cinema are often the coolest and most likable characters in their respective movies, and in that realm, the Invisible Man predates fan-favorite icons like Freddy Krueger and Captain Spaulding by so many years that their origins can at least be loosely traced back to the path Whale and Rains carved way back in the early ’30s. Even Heath Ledger’s portrayal of the Joker, as many fans have noted, seems to have been informed by the gleeful sense of killing-for-the-fun-of-it that made the Invisible Man such a different and unique villain in the Universal Monsters oeuvre.

At a time when movie monsters were reserved and downright reluctant to be, well, monsters, Jack Griffin’s comically over-the-top approach to villainy must’ve been a breath of fresh air when the film came out, and it feels right at home with today’s crop of wicked evil-doers. Whale broke the mold, and he did it in such a way that makes The Invisible Man a classic horror movie that feels surprisingly modern when watched in the present day, well over 80 years after its initial release.

If there’s one Universal monster movie that demands a revisit, it may be this one.

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’31’: Malcolm McDowell’s “Father Murder” Gets a Poster

bloody disgusting - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 12:50

Looks like director/musician Rob Zombie is on a kick of revealing character posters for his upcoming film 31 this week. We say Richard Brake’s “Doom-Head” and Lew Temple’s “Psycho-Head” and now a new poster has been released for Malcolm McDowell’s “Father Murder”, which you can see below.

31, which stars Sheri Moon Zombie (The Devil’s Rejects, Halloween), Golden Globe Nominee Malcolm McDowell (“Mozart in the Jungle,” A Clockwork Orange), Jeff Daniel Phillips (The Lords of Salem) and Meg Foster (The Lords of Salem), follows five carnival workers who are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned, Hell-like compound where they are forced to participate in a violent game, the goal of which is to survive twelve hours against a gang of sadistic clowns.

Zombie has been fighting to have this movie released to the public for a long time. He went through a strong crowdfunding campaign only to be hit twice with the dreaded NC-17 rating, which would’ve severely restricted the viewing potential. After some edits, it got dropped to an R-rating, but Zombie assures we’ll see an uncut version. The new edit still bears all the earmarks of a Rob Zombie film, as it features, “…strong bloody horror violence, pervasive language, sexual content and drug use.

The film is going to be released on VOD platforms on September 16th and in limited theaters on October 21st via Saban Films.

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Here’s Idris Elba as “The Gunslinger” From Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower’!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 11:41

The book-to-film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower is currently filming in South Africa, so leaked shots from the set are popping up left and right. However, we want to show you the high-quality good stuff, which is why we’ve been waiting for an official look at the film. Today brings us that day as a crystal clear shot of Idris Elba as “The Gunslinger” has been released and can be seen below, per EW!

Related: Idris Elba Teases ‘The Dark Tower’ Lineage

Gunslinger Roland Deschain roams an Old West-like landscape in search of the dark tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.

The film will star Idris Elba as Roland, Matthew McConaughey as the Man in Black, and we’ll also be seeing Fran Kranz, Jackie Earle Haley, Abbey Lee, and Kathryn Wiggins.

Directed by Nikolaj Arcel and produced by Akiva Goldman, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, and Erica Hughes, The Dark Tower will be released on February 17th, 2017.

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Artsploitation Films Wants You to Meet ‘The Perfect Husband’

bloody disgusting - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 11:25

Late last year we learned that Luca Pavetto’s The Perfect Husband was getting a Blu-ray mediabook release in Germany from Illusions Unltd. The film now has an American release courtesy of Artsploitation Films. The film will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and exclusive streaming via Vimeo on July 26th and then later in the year on October 25th the streaming will expand to most major VOD outlets.

Check out the trailer as well as the details on the Blu-ray/DVD release below.

Synopsis:
This terrifying psychological horror film follows Viola (Gabriella Wright) and Nicola (Bret Roberts) as they try to reconcile after an unexpected termination of pregnancy puts a strain on their marriage. They decide to spend a weekend in a family cottage in the woods but what was supposed to be a romantic weekend suddenly turns into a deadly nightmare as seething suspicions, maddening paranoia and blind rage explodes around them. A bloody, unsettling thriller from Italian horror filmmaker Lucas Pavetto.

Bonus Features:Il Marito Perfectto (short film) (38 minutes), The Perfect Husband Behind-the-Scenes (24 minutes), Artsploitation trailers

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This Creepy Art Turns ‘Pokemon’ Characters into Nightmare Monsters

bloody disgusting - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 11:01

Gotta catch ’em all. And then kill them. With fire.

Nintendo has another massive hit on their hands with Pokemon Go, an app game that is quite literally sweeping the nation. Just this week, shortly after the launch, the app registered more active users than social platforms like Twitter and Tinder, and if you leave the comfort of your home right now and venture outside, there’s a good chance you’ll see at least a few people out there hunting for colorful little monsters. How will you know? They’ll be holding their phones out in front of them and shambling around like Romero zombies.

Then again, that’s kinda been the societal norm for years now.

It’s hard not to poke fun at the craze, but the reality is that Pokemon Go is getting people out of the house, forcing them to explore their cities and towns in a way they probably never have before. And it’s also bonding people in the way that only silly entertainment really can. It’s both a simple game and yet so much more than a game, and you need only read any news website right now to see just how much of an impact it’s having on our society. Hell, one teen girl even found a dead body while out hunting for Pokemon characters!

Why are we talking about Pokemon here on Bloody? There’s a good reason, I promise.

Artist Gavin Mackey has a passion for reimagining beloved Pokemon characters in his own vision, and the fun project has resulted in some truly nightmarish pieces of art that we wanted to share with you while we’re in the midst of the Pokemon Go mania that’s impossible to escape at the moment. Mackey’s art turns Darkrai into a James Wan villain and Mr. Mime into something out of Guillermo del Toro’s worst nightmares, and characters like Lickitung, Gengar, Vaporeon, and Wobbuffet have also been given the “nightmare fuel” treatment.

Check out the spooky art below!

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