Polluted Pictures shared with Bloody the first promotional image featuring Tristan Risk (American Mary) and Francisco Barreiro (Here Comes the Devil) in their roles as the pained couple in the feature film Love Sick.
“Love Sick is the story of Rebecca and Marcus who have been together for 10 years and after much deliberation have decided to part ways. After separating and being with others, they quickly realize how hard it is to disconnect from one another. The pain, lies, and betrayal all begin to manifest physically within the both of them as well as infect the others who have become involved with intimately. They love each other so much that it hurts… some more than others.”
Joining the cast are Bill Moseley (Devil’s Rejects), Barbara Crampton (You’re Next), Augie Duke (Bad Kids Go To Hell), Andrew Sensenig (Upstream Color), Camden Toy (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and Ruben Pla (Contracted, Big Ass Spider).
Polluted Pictures is presenting the project for the first time to accredited participants at the Frontières International Co-Production Market that takes place during the Industry Rendez-Vous of the Fantasia International Film Festival, from July 24 to 27, 2014.
The film is scheduled to shoot this winter.
Filmax (the [REC] franchise, Summer Camp) tells Bloody Disgusting that shooting begins July 16 on Sweet Home, with Rafa Martinez at the helm.
Sweet Home is described as a realistic and claustrophobic film that keeps track of the scariest side.
Here’s a translation of the film’s plot: “The plot is situated in a daily environment: a couple decides to spend a romantic evening in a floor of a semi-abandoned building that slip because she works as a consultant for the council house and got the keys. During the evening they discover that a hooded murderer is the only tenant left in the building…and they have become the new target.“
Ingrid Garcia Jonsson (Beautiful Youth) stars with Bruno Sevilla (Mindscape).
Martinez co-wrote the screenplay with Teresa of Rosendo and Ángel Agudo.
Sweet Home, produced by Julio Fernandez for Filmax and with the participation of TVE, will shoot in Barcelona and English.
Although I’m sure many of you know this, there was once an Aliens attraction in San Francisco called “Aliens: Ride at the Speed of Fright.”
The ride was similar to Star Tours and featured Re-Animator star Jeffrey Combs in the ride’s introduction.
Here’s a breakdown as described by Xenopedia.
Aliens: Ride at the Speed of Fright was a motion-simulation ride produced by Praxis Films in association with Iwerks Entertainment. It was shown in 1994 in San Francisco at the Pier 39′s TurboRide Simulation Theatre and was also shown in the United Kingdom at the American Adventure theme park. It was still being shown in October of 1995 at American Adventure.
It was an interactive movie ride. The viewer would sit in a chair that would move, vibrate and jolt, all in an effort to simulate the viewer experiencing what was being shown on the screen. The ride consisted of a pre-movie in which the situation and plot. A Colonial Marine from A-sqaud called Hyer has just returned back to his ship, the New Jersey, having narrowly escaped an Alien encounter on the mining colony Tekeah-3.
He recounts the experience to a Marine Captain and B-squad. The mission was supposed to be a routine reconnaissance for A-squad but they encountered the Aliens – hundreds of them. The Marines activated a bomb and tried to escape. During their retreat, the APC crashed and was badly damaged. Many of the Marines were injured, Hyer included but he escaped to find their dropship destroyed. He found a shuttle on the colony and left the planet.
The Captain is determined not to leave the other injured marines behind and others the B-squad and Hyer back to the colony. Their orders are to rescue A-squad before the bomb goes off. The Sergeant tells his marines and the viewer/rider to buckle in (complete with a shot of the chairs belt buckles) and then the ride begins.
The ride starts with the dropship plummeting towards the colony. According to AvPGalaxy user Corporal Hicks, “If I recall correctly the chair shakes to simulate the turbulence until you land and the APC drives out.” From this point on you’re in the APC, as if you’re the driver. The riders “drive” through the interior of the colony complex, avoiding various obstacles and mounting debris (the chair moving to simulate) until the APC arrives at the wreckage of A-squad’s APC.
B-squad gets out and carries the wounded marines into their APC while fending off an Alien attack. The Marines then pull out of the complex in the APC. After crashing down a hole, the APC arrives in the Queen’s lair and using the turret manages to kill her. The APC then uses the turrets again to blast a hole to the outside and escapes, making it back onto the dropship in time. As the dropship heads back into orbit, the bomb detonates, then a Facehugger drops into frame.
Aliens: Ride at the Speed of Fright is roughly 20 minutes long with the pre-movie being 10 minutes and the ride itself being 10 minutes. It’s comprised of stock footage used from Aliens (the ships, some close-ups of the Aliens) and original footage shot with the Marines, and obviously the ride segments.
One actor, Jeffrey Combs, would later go on to have some important recurring roles in the Star Trek franchise. B-squad also has two characters that are very reminiscent of Apone and Vasquez from Aliens.
The Colonial Marine costumes are based loosely on the outfits used in the film, but the camouflage appears to be British DPM as opposed to safarilague used in Aliens. They do seem to use replica or similar armor. The weapons used aren’t the Pulse Rifles. They appear to possibly be some modified version of the Chinese Type-56B.
While I believe this is included on the extra features in the box set, here are videos of both the introduction and the ride to see what you missed out on back in the early 90′s.
One of the most frustrating things a horror movie can do is waste an interesting premise. Such is the case with Karl Mueller’s debut feature Mr. Jones, which blows its promising concept of metaphysical dreamscapes and a monster doubling as an avant-garde artist on boring imagery and tired found footage thrills. It feels like Mueller (who co-wrote 2011′s The Divide) came up with notion for a cool and unique film but wasn’t sure how to pull it off.
The film follows aspiring documentary filmmaker Scott (Jon Foster) and his girlfriend Penny (Sarah Jones), who he’s dragged to an isolated cabin out in the desert somewhere. She left behind her entire life so Scott can fulfill his nature documentary fantasy, so when he begins slipping in his filming efforts, some friction between them sparks resentment. It doesn’t help that Scott’s always filming everything with a very awkward camera rig that films what’s in front of him and his own face at the same time. I’m all for innovative techniques in found footage movies, but Scott’s method just seems uncomfortable.
While he’s filming one of his nature segments (which is actually him whining about filming a nature segment), his backpack is stolen by a mysterious hooded figure. When Penny and him go to investigate the man, they discover that he’s the elusive Mr. Jones – a cult figure of the avant-garde art scene who anonymously leaves skull-ridden totems in various locations. Penny compares him to J.D. Salinger and Banksy, only I don’t think those guys lumbered around the desert in a hooded cloak, carting around bones and twigs. Maybe they did, what do I know?
Here the film jumps to documentary style talking head interviews where experts, art critics, fans, etc. discuss Mr. Jones. Some of the folks urge Scott to avoid contact with Mr. Jones because he may be a guardian-like figure keeping evil from the dream world at bay with his totems. Again, this talking-head segment feels like Mueller may be fluffing out the film because of shortcomings in the story.
Scott and Penny see this is as their chance to make a groundbreaking documentary about Mr. Jones, so they do the most logical thing they can think of: break into his house and go through his shit. Even for a horror film these two are a couple of real knuckleheads.
The film takes a startling turns towards balls-out supernatural horror during its third act. There’s a lot of static and visual noise as scenes from earlier are replayed from a different angle, offering up questions of what really happened. There’s a loose idea of changing identities going on, with Scott and Penny’s dream-alter-egos running about because Mr. Jones’ sanctum was disturbed, but it’s tough to tell what the hell is going on during the visual assault that makes up this segment. It’s a whole lotta noise.
Mueller begins with a promising idea, then pads it out with talking head interviews and a barrage of disorientating images. It’s engaging stuff for about 20 minutes, but by the end of the film it felt like Mueller simply didn’t know what to do with all of his ideas.
Mr. Jones is available now on Blu-ray and DVD. No special features are included.
Giallo Disco Records has opened up pre-orders for a vinyl edition of Volkan Akaalp‘s score to the Turkish short film Baskin, which is currently going through the festival rotation and winning several awards. Horror director Eli Roth has been quoted as saying the film is, “Disgusting. Disorienting. Brilliant”
Giallo Disco journeys further east with the release of BASKIN. Our first original soundtrack written by Turkish composer Volkan Akaalp for the short film by enfant terrible Can Evranol (To My Mother And Father). BASKIN tells the story of four cops discovering a nightmare of Lovecraftian proportions during a routine investigation. This incredible soundtrack is an eastern twist on the works of Fabio Frizzi, industrially corroded by early 90s R&S Records.
The vinyl comes with a full colour sleeve and two exclusive remixes on the b-side by Giallo Disco heads Vercetti Technicolor and Antoni Maiovvi.
The orders will begin shipping at the beginning of August. Head below to stream the album!
Game creator Edmund McMillen has posted a new track from the upcoming video game The Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth, which is said to be coming out by the end of this year. The track, entitled “Genesis 22:10″, is the new title screen music and is composed by Ridiculon (Matthias Bossi and Jon Evans). You can listen to it below.
The name Bernie Wrightson is synonymous with monster culture and horror artwork. Very few people inspire the term "legendary," but Bernie more than fits the bill. Unfortunately, word has come that Wrightson has just suffered a minor stroke.
The news came from Steve Niles on Twitter, who goes on to write, "He is doing good. I just spoke to him and we were joking around. Please send love and thoughts."
No problem, Steve, and we couldn't echo the sentiments more! Please, if you're reading this, post your thoughts to Twitter sending as many positive vibes as you can using the hashtag #GetWellBernie.
Hang in there, sir! Fight back and we'll fight the good fight along with you! Much love from the D.C. family! Bless you... you're in our thoughts!
Clip numero tres from The Purge: Anarchy has arrived, and it's not just gonna stand by and watch the chaos. It's gonna do something about it, damn it! Check it out (along with TV spot #14), and don't just sit there and pretend you don't see anything.
All crime will once again be legalized on July 18th of this year when The Purge: Anarchy invades theaters. The sequel stars Frank Grillo, Michael K. Williams, Zach Gilford, Carmen Ejogo, Jasper Cole, Zoe Borde, Chad Morgan, and Kiele Sanchez.
Related Story: The Purge: Anarchy news archive
The New Founders of America invite you to celebrate your annual right to Purge.
The Purge: Anarchy, the sequel to summer 2013's sleeper hit that opened to No. 1 at the box office, sees the return of writer/director/producer James DeMonaco to craft the next terrifying chapter of dutiful citizens preparing for their country's yearly 12 hours of anarchy.
Returning with DeMonaco to produce are Blumhouse Productions' Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious series) alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers) and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay (Pain & Gain, Transformers franchise), Brad Fuller (The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street), and Andrew Form (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th).
Click here for a limited time offer in which you can Purge $2 off your advance ticket purchase.
FX's "American Horror Story" series is known for its more than memorable Halloween episodes, and this upcoming season, subtitled "Freak Show," looks to be no different. TVLine just announced the episode's first guest star: P2, The Hunger Games, and Final Girl's Wes Bentley.
They also had some spoilerific info about Bentley's character so if you don't want to know, skip the next sentence.
"Bentley will appear in the show’s two-part Halloween episode (tentatively set to air October 21st and 28th) as Eddie, a dark tormentor from Kathy Bates’ past who is hell-bent on revenge."
Jessica Lange, Denis O'Hare, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe, Jamie Brewer, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, and Michael Chiklis will star.
Ever since its debut back in 2010, AMC's "The Walking Dead" has made a big splash at San Diego Comic-Con, and this year looks to be no exception. Read on for the details of which cast and crew members are heading to America's Finest City!
The cast and producers of AMC’s record-breaking hit series “The Walking Dead” will participate in a panel at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, CA, during which they will discuss what fans can expect in the highly anticipated fifth season, which debuts in October.
“The Walking Dead” panelists include: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Chad Coleman, Michael Cudlitz, executive producer and showrunner Scott Gimple, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Robert Kirkman, executive producer and special effects make-up supervisor Greg Nicotero, and executive producer David Alpert. The panel will be moderated by “Talking Dead” host Chris Hardwick.
The panel runs from from 12:20-1:20 pm on Friday, July 25, in Hall H, with an autograph session following from 1:50-2:50 pm in Booth #4237.
To stay up-to-the-minute on all things walker related, follow @WalkingDead_AMC on Twitter and visit "The Walking Dead" on Facebook. For more be sure to hit up the official "The Walking Dead" page on AMC.com.
There is something for everyone on this year’s IDW San Diego Comic-Con exclusives list, especially the horror crowd. Read on to see the must-haves IDW is bringing to the big show.
A few exclusives are available for pre-order from IDW’s webstore (if a title is clickable, then you can pre-order it). Fans who pre-order will be able to pick up their items from IDW's booth, #2643. All exclusives will be available during show hours.
Mike Mignola’s Hellboy: Artist’s Edition Variant HC
Mike Mignola is one of the preeminent comics creators of the past 25 years, and Hellboy, his iconic creation, struck a meteoric chord with fans from the very start and has not abated in the 20 years since his debut. Featuring a variant cover from Mignola himself, only available at SDCC! $125, limited to 100 copies, 2 per person
Dave Gibbon’s Watchmen: Artifact Edition Variant HC
Watchmen has been called the greatest graphic novel of all time. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons created a story and graphic narrative unlike anything that preceded it and revitalized the entire art form that followed. Featuring a variant cover from Dave Gibbons, who’ll be signing all 5 days of the Con at the IDW booth! $100, limited to 225 copies, 2 per person
Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft #1 B&W Variant
Relive the acclaimed series’ frightful beginning in black & white for the first time! Gabriel Rodriguez’s original line work is on full display in this very special convention exclusive! $10, Limited to 900 copies, 5 per person
Locke & Key: The Covers of Gabriel Rodriguez Variant HC
This convention exclusive displays an original blue-line pencils and inks cover by Gabriel Rodriguez for the show debut of this Locke & Key covers collection! $40, Limited to 100 copies, 2 per person
Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland Variant HC
This special convention variant features a bloody exclusive cover by Locke & Key co-creator and artist Gabriel Rodriguez for Joe Hill's original new comic miniseries hardcover collection. $40, Limited to 100 copies, 2 per person
Monster Motors Variant Edition
Ghostbusters artist Dan Schoening provides a convention exclusive cover celebrating the madness that is Comic-Con for Brian Lynch’s newest IDW project! $10, Limited to 200 copies, 5 per person
Winterworld #1 Variant
All-new stories based on the Chuck Dixon/Jorge Zaffino classic with Dixon returning to script and Butch Guice doing some of the best work of his illustrious artistic career. Convention exclusive cover featuring Wynn, by Will Rosado! $5, Limited to 200 copies, 5 per person
Locke & Key: Alpha Key
The highly sought after keys made by Skeleton Crew Studios, modeled after Gabriel Rodriguez's designs in Locke & Key, return to the IDW Booth at San Diego Comic-Con with the specially plated edition of the Alpha Key. $25, Limited to 100 pieces, 1 per person
You can see everything IDW has on tap for SDCC 2014 in the below slideshow.
Netflix is promoting their Emmy-nominated original series, “Hemlock Grove,” (read our special report from set), premiering on Friday, July 11th at 12:01 AM PT, by sending press a tongue in the mail, accompanied by a clip from Dr. Pryce.
“Consider it a preview, a promise of more to come, a gift,” he exclaims. The video is part of a viral tying into the Godfrey Institute, a place that turns dreams into progress.
We’ve shared the clip and image below, along with a Season 2 featurette and a look back at Season 1!
The drama series was the first foray into television by internationally acclaimed horror master Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever). Roth says Netflix supported them taking the series in a “dangerous direction” stating that “they encouraged us to go even further – into a scarier, darker, and sexier place,” he explained. “We guarantee you won’t see anything like this anywhere else on television.”
“Hemlock Grove” is a supernatural thriller which explores the strange happenings in a small Pennsylvania town. The show focuses on the unlikely friendship between the founding family’s young heir, Roman Godfrey (Skarsgård), and gypsy newcomer and outsider, Peter Rumancek (Liboiron). Each holds a monstrous secret that has been unleashed.
“Season two continues with the town coming to grips with the shocking massacre incurred by one of its deadliest creatures. Roman and Peter are now faced with new responsibilities and the realities that come with adulthood. Roman’s relationship with his mother, Olivia, is all but dead as he struggles with his unwanted Upir birthright and the disappearance of his sister, Shelley. Peter moves in with Destiny and is forced to get a job after his mother is sent away. Meanwhile, in search of a new life, newcomer Miranda Cates, embarks on Hemlock Grove with an unknowingly profound effect on Peter and Roman. And Norman, still reeling from the loss of his family, must face the harsh truths that are uncovered about those he still loves. The White Tower looms menacingly over the town as Pryce’s mysterious experiments are questioned and he will be faced with the hardest decision of his career.”
Based on Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name, who is returning? All ten episodes of the one-hour series stars Famke Janssen (X-Men), Bill Skarsgård (“Simon & The Oaks”), Landon Liboiron (“Terra Nova”) and Dougray Scott (Mission Impossible II). The series also stars Madeline Brewer (“Orange is the New Black”), Madeleine Martin (“Californication”), Joel de la Fuente (“Law & Order: SVU”) and Tiio Horn (“18 to Life”).
Excited for Kevin's Smith's Tusk, heading our way this fall from A24 Films? If you'll be at San Diego Comic-Con in a few weeks, you'll be able to watch the trailer debut, but in the meantime we can all enjoy the film's official poster.
In a posting on his Silent Bob Speaks blog today, Smith calls Tusk "the best film I’ve ever made (or at the very least, the most interesting)," adding, "Thank you all for saying #WalrusYes on Twitter last year. Can’t wait to show you the movie."
Tusk, written and directed by Smith and born out of one of his immensely popular SModcasts, stars Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez and Michael Parks. In the horror film Long plays a journalist who finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses.
Producers are Sam Englebardt, William D. Johnson, and David Greathouse for Demarest and Shannon McIntosh for Smith’s SModcast Pictures banner. Jennifer Schwalbach and XYZ's Nate Bolotin are executive producers.
Deep Silver has three Dead Island games in the works right now, and they’re all radically different takes on the popular series. We have Dead Island: Epidemic, a free-to-play ZOMBA (Zombie Online Multiplayer Battle Arena), Dead Island 2, from Spec Ops: The Line developer Yager, and a third game called Escape Dead Island, which was only revealed last week.
Escape Dead Island aims to set itself apart from the other games with its “survival mystery” themes and a nifty cel-shaded art style. It follows Cliff Calo, the son of a wealthy businessman who decides to make a trip to the island of Narapela in an effort to discover the origins of the epidemic.
This box art was revealed around the same time as the game, but I somehow managed to miss it. Because I love each and every one of you, I’m remedying that by sharing it with you today!
Frank Grillo is going to help you survive the night…
We have a new clip from Universal Pictures’ The Purge: Anarchy, in theaters July 18, in which Frank Grillo plays an ass-kicking vigilante badass who takes to the streets to protect the innocent. And then, shit gets insane. This is quite a long clip…
In the film, “A young couple works to survive on the streets after their car breaks down right as the annual purge commences.”
Michael K. Williams, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez, and Keith Stanfield also star.
Returning alongside writer/director/producer James DeMonaco to produce the next chapter of the thriller are Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious), alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers) and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay (Pain & Gain, Transformers), Brad Fuller (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th) and Andrew Form (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th, The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street).
P2, The Hunger Games and Final Girl star Wes Bentley, pictured, has landed an arc on “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” writes TVLine.
In spoiler-y details, Bentley will appear in the show’s two-part Halloween episode (tentatively set to air Oct. 21 and 28) as Eddie, a dark tormentor from Kathy Bates’ past who is hell-bent on revenge, they explain.
The latest incarnation of FX’s anthology hit centers on the last freak show in America in 1952 and stars “AHS” vets Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy and the aforementioned Bates. The cast also includes Michael Chiklis, who will be playing a strongman who’s married to Angela Bassett’s character.
It’s time for another horror quiz! You can’t go wrong with zombies, but rather than find out how long you’d last I want to know what kind of zombie you’d end up being! So, below is a quiz that figures out precisely that. Take the quiz and let us know in the comments below what answer you got!
I took it and got “Congrats You Are The JULIE Zombie From Return Of the Living Dead 3! You are a Sexy & Beautiful Zombie!” Um…right on?
Deadline reports that AMC’s “The Walking Dead” will invade San Diego for its fourth year in a row with a cast/creator panel on Friday, July 25 in the mega Hall H from 12:20-1:20pm.
Panelists will include cast members Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Chad Coleman, Michael Cudlitz, executive producer and showrunner Scott Gimple, EPs Gale Anne Hurd, Robert Kirkman, David Alpert and special effects make-up supervisor Greg Nicotero.
Autographs to follow from 1:50-2:50 PM in booth # 4237.
The trailer is also set to premiere online after the event. We’ll have it for you right here on Bloody Disgusting.
REMINDER! Robert Englund will officially say goodbye to Freddy Krueger at this July’s Flashback Weekend here in Chicago.
The official website announced that Englund, who will be appearing at the convention to sign autographs, will be donning his iconic Freddy makeup that made him famous.
The kicker is that there’s are photo packages with Englund while in character; this is seriously a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Robert Englund’s “Freddy Krueger” makeup will be designed and applied by FX master artist Robert Kurtzman in the same extensive process used in the A Nightmare On Elm Street films.
This one time only event is happening August 8, 2014. Get your tickets here! He will also be signing autographs (without makeup) Saturday and Sunday.
Flashback Weekend is a horror convention with a deeper initiative. Our philanthropic efforts are dedicated to the preservation of the American Drive-In. Flashback Weekend owns and operates the Midway Drive-In located in Dixon, IL to support the film industry and to present classic 35mm horror film festivals. For this reason, all net proceeds from Flashback Weekend and the Robert ENglund Freddy Krueger make-up photo-ops go to the preservation and operation of the Midway Drive-In, located in Dixon, IL.
The Flashback Weekend 2014 line-up features horror legends including Robert Englund, “PHANTASM” 35th anniversary reunion featuring, director Don Coscarelli, Angus Scrimm (THE TALL MAN), and a full “PHANTASM” cast reunion, Lance Henriksen (“ALIENS”, “NEAR DARK”), Jen and Sylvia Soska, Katharine Isabelle, Traci Lords, Zach Galligan, Amanda Wyss, Ronee Blakley, Jennifer Rubin, a “HELLRAISER” reunion (Ashley Laurence, Barbie Wilde, and Nicholas Vance), Charles Band, Chicago Horror Host legend Svengoolie, and more!
Flashback Weekend also features a huge horror vendor room, evening entertainment including “PHANTASM” stars In Concert and Charles Band’s Full Moon Horror Roadshow, Costume Contest hosted by Svengoolie, Sinister Visions Zombie Pin-Up pageant, and more!
Kevin Smith is going to tell you a story.
A24 shared the official teaser art for their upcoming horror film, Tusk, about a man (Justin Long) who is surgically turned into a walrus by a mysterious seafarer (Michael Parks).
The above nasty image shows Long stitched together into one nasty lump of flesh and covered in blood.
The pic, inspired by The Human Centipede, also stars Haley Joel Osment and Genesis Rodriguez. It was acquired by A24 for release later this year.