The Monkey's Paw Scratches its Way to Blu-ray and DVD

Dread Central - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 17:16

I have fond memories of reading The Monkey's Paw as a child, and Chiller TV's version does a great job of keeping chills steadily running down the old spine. Now you can see for yourself as it's getting set to hit home video.

From the Press Release
One wish. A thousand regrets. Scream Factory presents The Monkey’s Paw from Chiller Films on Blu-ray and DVD on June 17 with bonus features including behind-the-scenes footage, a theatrical trailer, and commentary with director Brett Simmons, cinematographer Scott Winig, and actor CJ Thomason.

After Jake Tilton (CJ Thomason, Sutures) acquires a mystical "monkey's paw" talisman that grants its possessor three wishes, he finds his world turned upside-down after his first two wishes result in his malevolent coworker, Tony Cobb (Stephen Lang, Avatar), being resurrected from the dead. When Cobb pressures Jake into using the final wish to reunite Cobb with his son, his intimidation quickly escalates into relentless murder – forcing Jake to outwit his psychotic friend and save his remaining loved ones.

Also starring Corbin Bleu (High School Musical, Nurse 3D), Charles S. Dutton (Legion), Michelle Pierce ("NCIS") and Daniel Hugh Kelley (Cujo), The Monkey’s Paw is adapted from the renowned short story by W.W. Jacobs and picks up where the story left off.

Special Features

  • Trailer
  • Commentary with director Brett Simmons, cinematographer Scott Winig, and actor CJ Thomason
  • Behind-the-scenes featurette

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    Mark Jones' Vamprechaun Heads to IndieGoGo

    Dread Central - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 17:04

    During his appearance on Dread Central Live, Leprechaun franchise creator Mark Jones (Scorned) talked a bit about his next horror project, Vamprechaun, and now he wants YOU to help deliver the goods!

    "I actually have a new horror franchise that I came up with, and it actually may involve Warwick Davis," Jones told co-hosts Staci Layne Wilson and Vanessa "Gore Whore" Gomez during the broadcast. "In it a vampire bites a Leprechaun, creating a Vamprechaun."

    "So now you have this little vampire, completely different character, completely different prosthetics design... Being that he's little, he'll be biting your ankles instead of your neck because he can't reach it, and he gets all these women... It will be comedy-horror of course, and we're in talks now trying to put that together. I think it will be the next big franchise, and I think Warwick's fans would love it so if we make that happen, that will be next for me. We have a really good script so I think it's gonna work."

    Want to help? Visit the official Vamprechaun IndieGoGo page.

    Synopsis
    What happens when an evil, greedy, wicked little leprechaun is bitten by a bloodthirsty vampire? A bizarre twist on two classic horror monster legends results in a new and original horror creature that represents the worst in both monster breeds. A horrific, malevolent bloodsucker that will thrill contemporary audiences worldwide, while scaring them out of their seats... Vamprechaun!

    A little, evil leprechaun searches for the most precious mineral on earth, more valuable than platinum or gold. A rare substance called... Red-Gold! This precious mineral is known only to exist in the deep, dark, hidden caverns in Ireland and guarded by magical Red Vampire Bats...

    Our leprechaun, in his quest to acquire this Red-Gold, discovers its hidden location... only to be bitten by one of the Red Vampire Bats that transforms him into a... Vamprechaun!

    When "Natural Selection" goes horribly wrong, a new blockbuster comedy horror franchise is born...

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    Watch Us Play: 'Resident Evil 4 Ultimate Edition' Episode 6

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 16:35

    Our Resident Evil 4 playthrough continues today as David and I finally reach the little guy’s castle. In this episode we wonder who’s job it is to put snakes in boxes, discuss how awesome it would be if we could dual wield swords, and I lament having to go through the dreaded water room. Also, those Predator bug monsters kick my ass.

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    Get a Double Dose of Sneak Peeks of The Originals Episode 1.17 - Moon Over Bourbon Street

    Dread Central - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 16:33

    The full moon may be over, but it's still shining brightly over Bourbon Street in tomorrow night's Episode 1.17 of "The Originals." Here are both a clip and a Producers' Preview of the ep with Julie Plec and Michael Narducci to get you ready for it!

    "The Originals" Episode 1.17 - "Moon Over Bourbon Street" (airs 3/18/14, 8-9pm)
    UNNATURAL ALLIANCES - After accusing Klaus (Joseph Morgan) of doing nothing while their control over the Quarter crumbles, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) makes a move to take matters into his own hands.

    He receives an intriguing offer of support from Francesca (guest star Peta Sergeant), a beautiful woman from a powerful New Orleans family.

    Related Story: Peta Sergeant Talks Patrick's Chills and Tension, Working with Game of Throne's Charles Dance, Joining The Originals, and More

    In an attempt to bring the warring factions of the city together, the Mikaelsons throw an extravagant party, where Klaus offers Jackson (guest star Nathan Parsons) a tempting deal, Elijah and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) share a dance, and a violent fight comes to a surprising end.

    Finally, even as Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) works on a new path to power, he continues to help Cami (Leah Pipes) deal with her Uncle Kieran’s (guest star Todd Stashwick) tragedy.

    Michael Robinson directed the episode written by Michelle Paradise and Christopher Hollier.

    Related Story: Enjoy the Glow from a Dozen and a Half Photos from "The Originals" Episode 1.17 - "Moon Over Bourbon Street"

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    Sony Bringing Several Godzilla Double-Feature Blu-rays Home in May!

    Dread Central - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 16:20

    Sony is releasing several of the best Godzilla flicks from the 90s onto Blu-ray high definition, and we have the skinny on each of them right here for you. May is gonna kick all sorts of monster-sized ass!

    From the Press Release
    Beginning with the introduction of the original Godzilla film in 1954 and continuing through today, the King of the Monsters has entertained generations of movie fans through his big-screen adventures.

    In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the iconic franchise, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will debut four classic Toho Godzilla Double Features for the first time on Blu-ray™ with Digital HD UltraViolet™ on May 6. The ultimate collector’s editions of the action-filled franchise include Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991) + Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth (1992); Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993) + Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994); Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995) + Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000); and Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003) + Godzilla: Final Wars (2004). Each double feature is available separately and features unique cover artwork across the series.

    Franchise fans can also relive the original theatrical trailers and teasers from the series, included within these sets. Additionally, the Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S Blu-ray includes a making-of featurette, while Godzilla: Final Wars includes a behind-the-scenes featurette.

    Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah + Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth

    Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)
    When a mysterious U.F.O. is seen flying over Tokyo, tension mounts, until the craft’s occupants reveal themselves to be friendly aliens from the 23rd century who have come to warn mankind that Godzilla will soon awaken and wreak havoc upon the earth unless he is destroyed. Meanwhile, a double threat arrives in the form of King Ghidorah, Godzilla’s flying three-headed archrival and an evil and all-powerful android. The suspense builds to terrifying levels as the alien’s sinister mission on Earth is gradually revealed and Godzilla must wage a solo battle against these evil forces who want to destroy mankind. High-tech special effects and awesome action highlight this present-day Godzilla epic. Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah has a run time of approximately 100 minutes and is not rated.

    Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth (1992)
    After a series of earthquakes unearth a gigantic orb, a trio of Japanese explorers are dispatched to the mysterious Infant Island to investigate. There they discover the island’s sole inhabitants, miniature twin women whose duty is to protect the mammoth ball, the egg of Mothra! When the explorers attempt to bring the egg back to the mainland, a furious Godzilla awakens from the depths and attacks the party, causing the egg to hatch and forcing its newborn larvae to fend off the gigantic monster. The humongous worm holds its own until help arrives in the form of Battra. When Mothra and Battra metamorphose into flying monster moths, the battle rages on land and in the sky. With two powerful foes to reckon with, has Godzilla finally met his match? Godzilla vs. Mothra has a run time of approximately 100 minutes and is not rated.

    Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II + Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla

    Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993)
    Built with the utmost in 20th-century technology, Mechagodzilla is the ultimate in Godzilla-busting weaponry. Fueled by a nuclear reactor and sheathed in a synthetic diamond shield, the mammoth metal robot is Japan’s greatest hope for ending Godzilla’s reign of terror. Meanwhile, on a remote island polluted by nuclear waste, a team of scientists discover a giant egg in a Pteranodon nest, and bring it home for study. When BabyGodzilla hatches, both Rodan and Godzilla return to claim the cuddly infant as their own. Will their monstrous maternal instincts cause a custody battle capable of destroying Mother Earth? Or will Mechagodzilla prove an effective eradicator, leaving BabyGodzilla an orphan for life? Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II has a run time of approximately 105 minutes and is rated PG for sci-fi monster violence and some language.

    Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994)
    The powers of telepathy enter the ranks of high technology in this supernatural, super-powered Godzilla adventure! The military minds behind Japan’s special Counter G Bureau enter the New Age with Project T, in which a telepathic amplifier is implanted in Godzilla’s brain in order to bring the giant monster under control. And just in time! In a faraway galaxy, the mutant SpaceGodzilla turns its evil eyes toward earth, planning to terminate Godzilla and conquer the planet for its own. With the Japanese Mafia infiltrating Counter G, the Bureau needs all the help it can get. Will Japan’s greatest enemy Godzilla become its closest ally? Amid all the smoke and high-tech firepower, not even the psychics know for sure! Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla has a run time of approximately 108 minutes and is not rated.

    Godzilla vs. Destroyah + Godzilla vs. Megaguirus

    Godzilla vs. Destroyah (1995)
    With a super-charged blast from his nuclear past, a new Godzilla emerges from his own ashes, radioactive and ready to take on Tokyo! The great monster’s nuclear energy is increasing by the minute, and a monster meltdown threatens to vaporize the planet. But when mutant micro-organisms unleash a plague of destruction, Godzilla is Japan’s only hope to destroy them. This victory creates Godzilla’s deadliest challenge yet: Destoroyah. And with Godzilla Junior pulled into the ring, only the Super XIII can put the deep freeze on this three-way monster melee. The action is hot and the special effects are chillin’ in this high-tech, high-powered Godzilla thriller! Godzilla vs. Destoroyah has a run time of approximately 103 minutes and is not rated.

    Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000)
    Five years after Godzilla terrorized the city of Osaka, Japanese scientists have developed a sure-fire way to finally destroy Japan’s monster nemesis. They have created the world’s first man-made black hole, which will trap Godzilla for eternity! But during a testing of this new Dimension Tide, an insect caught in the hole mutates, producing gargantuan eggs that give birth to a new menace: giant dragonfly monsters called Meganula. Meganula queen, the 50-meter Megaguirus, is also on a hunt for Godzilla, needing to steal his energy to survive. From the sky down to the depths of a city’s underground sewer tunnels, Megaguirus, Godzilla, and humankind battle for supremacy. Who will prevail in this high-tech, three-way battle of terror and destruction? Godzilla vs. Megaguirus has a run time of approximately 105 minutes and is not rated.

    Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. + Godzilla: Final Wars

    Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)
    Mechagodzilla, the superior-armed, state-of-the-art, all-robot version of Godzilla, is undergoing repairs after his devastating battle against the world’s monsters. Twin tiny women appear and warn scientists to stop rebuilding Mechagodzilla but their warning goes unheeded. As the great robot nears completion, a series of mysterious incidents rock the world and awaken Godzilla, who unleashes a reign of terror against Tokyo. Mothra joins him and Japan’s desperate Prime Minister has no choice but to launch the unfinished Mechagodzilla against Mothra and Godzilla. But who will fight for whom? And in the end -- will the survivor be monster, robot or man? Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. has a run time of approximately 91 minutes and is not rated.

    Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)
    Godzilla’s 50th Anniversary project and costliest adventure to date out of 28 films. Earth has been relatively peaceful since Godzilla was successfully buried deep in ice beneath the South Pole. Then -- sometime a few years hence -- several of his old nemeses return to wreak havoc on cities worldwide. A huge spaceship suddenly appears and neutralizes all the monsters in a blink. The visitors are “Xiliens,” who take human form and announce they would like to negotiate a peace treaty that would replace the United Nations with a “United Universe.” They are indeed too good to be true, however. It doesn’t take long before their nefarious real purpose is exposed -- conquering Earth. Greatly outmatched, Earth officials decide to de-freeze Godzilla as man’s only hope to vanish the invaders, as well as the monsters they control. Only trouble is Godzilla is still mad at man for freezing him in the first place. Godzilla: Final Wars has a run time of approximately 125 minutes and is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence.

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    Meet Witch Hunter Cotton Mather - One of the People of Salem

    Dread Central - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:50

    Driven by secret obsessions and desire, Cotton Mather (played by Seth Gabel) is the well-educated local aristocrat who fans the flames of the town's witch hunt in WGN America's new series "Salem," and a new video has arrived to introduce you to him.

    In “Salem” witches are real, but they are not who or what they seem. The show, which centers on an epic romance wrapped around this explosive revelation, delivers a bold new vision of Salem – and an even bolder new vision of witches.

    “Salem,” premiering on Sunday, April 20th, enters the world of the most notorious witch trials in history, a period steeped in fear, suspicion, and hysteria. On an expansive set in Shreveport, Louisiana, built to reflect volatile 17th century Massachusetts, “Salem” explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth behind them.

    Related Story: New Photos from WGN America's "Salem"

    Created, executive produced, and written by award-winning writer/producer Brannon Braga (“24,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation, Voyager and Enterprise”) and Adam Simon (The Haunting in Connecticut), “Salem” stars Janet Montgomery (“Human Target,” “Made in Jersey”) as the ruthless but vulnerable Mary Sibley, Salem’s most powerful enchantress; Shane West (“Nikita,” “ER”) as handsome, hardened war veteran John Alden – and Mary’s onetime love interest; Seth Gabel (“Fringe”) as local aristocrat Cotton Mather, who fans the flames of Salem’s witch hunt; Ashley Madekwe (“Revenge”) as Mary’s mysterious, carnal accomplice; Xander Berkeley (“Nikita,” “Being Human”) as chief politician Magistrate Hale; Tamzin Merchant (Jane Eyre) as the forthright Anne Hale, an artist with a perilous attraction to Alden; Elise Eberle (The Astronaut Farmer) as the mysteriously afflicted Mercy Lewis; and Iddo Goldberg (“Mob City”) as outcast Isaac Walton.

    Keep your eyes on the "Salem" Facebook page for updates and more info, including new torture devices every Tuesday!

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    Official Wolf Cop Poster Designed by The Dude

    Dread Central - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:40

    It never ceases to make us giggle every time we report on a movie before anyone has a clue what it us, and then a couple of weeks later it's everywhere. Such is life I guess. In any event, The Dude Designs has premiered a new one-sheet for Wolf Cop, and it simply rules!

    Written and directed by Lowell Dean comes Wolf Cop, starring Leo Fafard. If you're up north in Canada, the flick will hit select CineplexMovies theatres on FRIDAY, JUNE 6th. Check out the trailer and more below.

    Synopsis
    It’s not unusual for alcoholic cop Lou Garou to black out and wake up in unfamiliar surroundings, but lately things have taken a strange turn. Crime scenes seem oddly familiar... Lou's senses are heightened... and when the full moon is out, he's a rage-fueled werewolf. WOLF COP is one cop's quest to become a better man... one transformation at a time.




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    Next Season of American Horror Story Will Have a Carnival Theme

    Dread Central - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:32

    The most persistent rumor about the impending fourth season of FX's mega-popular show "American Horror Story" is that it will have a carnival theme, which has made us quite excited about the potential for such a fun idea. Today comes confirmation of the rumors. Read on!

    "American Horror Story" writer Douglas Petrie was recently interviewed on the Nerdist Writers Panel podcast, where he was pressed for details about the show's fourth season.

    Though he at first declined to comment, Petrie confirmed the rumors of a carnival theme when they were brought up, saying that the season doesn't yet have a title but that yes, the carnival theme is the rough idea that they're working with.

    Earlier this year creator Ryan Murphy hinted that Season 4 will take place in two different time periods, mainly set in the 1950s, which is the only other piece of information we really know about the season thus far.

    Last we heard, Jessica Lange will be returning for one more go at it, and both Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett have also recently expressed interest in returning.

    More as we learn it!

    For more info in the meantime, visit the show's Facebook page and Twitter feed along with "American Horror Story" on FX.

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    The Hunchback of Notre Dame Returns in Upcoming Miniseries Ugly

    Dread Central - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:28

    Published way back in 1831, Victor Hugo's novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame has been adapted countless times over the years and turned into a handful of feature films and stage plays. Now our old pal Quasimodo is headed for the small screen. Read on for details!

    Variety reports that director Roland Joffe (The Killing Fields, Captivity) has teamed up with FremantleMedia to develop a miniseries titled "Ugly," which is based on Hugo's iconic novel. It will be an eight-part adaptation set in the late 17th and early 18th centuries.

    The miniseries will begin with the birth of a boy to an aristocratic family. The boy is deformed, and his family abandons him by the roadside in a basket, where he is discovered by a troupe of traveling actors. They name him "Ugly."

    The story follows Ugly into adulthood, exploring the nature of beauty and ugliness, what it means to be human, and notions of morality.

    Alongside the story of Ugly, Joffe has introduced a second story strand, that of John Law, a Scottish economist, who is put in charge of France’s finances by King Louis XV. Joffe said that the introduction of Law’s story is one of the ways he is making the story relevant to today’s audiences. Law’s great innovation is the introduction of paper money, which in turn leads to speculation. Law policies cause a financial crisis, which ruins the country.

    FremantleMedia Intl. will introduce the miniseries to buyers at next month’s TV market MipTV in Cannes. Joffe hopes to move into production next year.

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    A Sonogram of the Uncensored 'Proxy' Poster! (Exclusive)

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:25

    The loss of a baby would make anyone go crazy…

    Bloody has your exclusive first look at the censored and uncensored theatrical posters for the April 18 release for Zack Parker’s Proxy, which was acquired by IFC Midnight out of TIFF 2013 (read our review).

    The film will debut on various VOD platforms April 18. It will also be opening in New York’s IFC Center with a Nationwide rollout to follow.

    Alexia Rasmussen, Alexa Havins, Halloween‘s Kristina Klebe, and The Sacrament and V/H/S‘ Joe Swanberg all star.

    A very pregnant Esther Woodhouse (Rasmussen) is walking home after her latest OB appointment, when she is brutally attacked and disfigured by a hooded assailant. When Esther seeks consolation in a support group, she finds friendship and empathy in Melanie (Havins), another mother scarred with tragedy. Esther soon begins to believe that the horrific event might be a bittersweet act of fate. However, friendship and empathy can be very dangerous things when accepted by the wrong people.

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    First Poster Teases Fox's Maze Runner Adaptation

    Dread Central - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:23

    For those looking forward to the big screen adaptation of The Maze Runner, which we've been talking about for some time now, you'll be pleased to know that the trailer will at long last be finding its way out of the maze this week, premiering tonight during MTV's "Teen Wolf."

    In the meantime, check out a slick new piece of poster art for the flick courtesy of Digital Spy, which shows the towering scope of the film's titular maze, along with a teaser of the trailer!

    Look for The Maze Runner, starring Dylan O’Brien, Jacob Latimore, Will Poulter, Kaya Scodelario, Aml Ameen, Blake Cooper, and Thomas Brodie-Sangster, on October 24, 2014. Noah Oppenheim and James Dashner (author of the novel) wrote the script. Wes Ball directs.

    Synopsis
    Based on the young-adult novel by James Dashner, “The Maze Runner” centers around teen Thomas (O’Brien), who awakens in a rusty elevator with no memory of who he is. What he does come to find out is that he’s been delivered to the middle of an intricate maze, along with a slew of other boys, who have been trying to find their way out of the ever-changing labyrinth — all the while establishing a functioning society within the enclosure they’ve come to call “The Glade."

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    IFC Gives Cold in July a May Theatrical/VOD Date

    Dread Central - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:17

    Director Jim Mickle's (Stake Land, We Are What We Are) adaptation of Joe R. Lansdale's Cold in July was scooped up by IFC at Sundance earlier this year, which has had us itching for a release announcement. Today it has arrived along with a new still, and we've never been so happy about a cold front moving in!

    IFC Films has announced that Cold in July will be given a VOD release on May 23rd, the same date it embarks on a limited theatrical run.

    Michael C. Hall stars alongside Vinessa Shaw, Don Johnson, Sam Shepard, Wyatt Russell, and Mickle's co-writer Nick Damici.

    Synopsis
    How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane (Hal) puts a bullet in the brain of low-life burglar Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when Freddy’s ex-con father, Ben (Shepard), rolls into town, hell-bent on revenge.

    Michael C. Hall brings a shell-shocked vulnerability to his portrayal of Dane that contrasts perfectly with the grizzled badasses portrayed by Sam Shepard and Don Johnson. Directed with an excellent eye for the visual poetry of noir by Jim Mickle (We Are What We Are), this pulpy, Southern-fried mystery is a throwback to an older breed of action film, one where every punch and shotgun blast opens up both physical and spiritual wounds. Twists and turns accelerate as the film reaches its inevitable destination: a gore-soaked dead end. Cold in July is as muggy, oppressive, and hard to shake as an east Texas summer.

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    Avatar Release Official Video For New Track "Hail The Apocalypse"

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:15

    Swedish metal band Avatar have released an official music video for the title track of their upcoming album Hail The Apocalypse. The black and white video, which was directed by Johan Carlén, plays out like a silent film with vocalist Johannes Eckerström cranking a windup music box, ushering in calamitous events.

    Eckerström comments on the new video: “This is our best video to date. I play your friendly neighborhood doomsday prophet. You get to follow me facing the unbelievers & their reactions when chaos ensues. Good times all around & we are using some really amazing special effects to blow up the planet. Oh, and it’s done like a silent movie.

    You can watch the video below. Also, make sure to pre-order Hail The Apocalpyse via iTunes.



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    Get Multiple Looks at the New Godzilla!

    Dread Central - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:06

    So you want a good... REALLY good look at the beast himself in Legendary Pictures' upcoming take on Godzilla? Well then, your prayers have been answered as right now we have multiple looks at one of NECA's collectibles as well as the cover reveal for Godzilla: The Art of Destruction, which we first told you about last month.

    First up, Toho Kingdom showed off both the 12″ and 24″ HTT versions of NECA's latest collectible. The unpainted resin 24″ is seen below with the smaller painted 12″ HTT.

    Next, Insight Editions, Legendary Pictures, Toho Co., Ltd., and Warner Bros. Consumer Products have unveiled the official cover of Godzilla: The Art of Destruction. Learn more here, and look for it on May 13th!

    Check out all the goodies below.

    Gareth Edwards (Monsters) directs an all-star cast that includes Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Johnson, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Richard T. Jones, Sally Hawkins, Akira Takarada, Victor Rasuk, Yuki Morita, C.J. Adams, and Gary Chalk.

    In theaters May 16, 2014, an epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

    Making his first appearance in 1954 (Gojira), Godzilla is a giant monster that lives in the sea that comes from the ocean to feed on mankind.

    Visit the official Godzilla website here.

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    Pixelated Horror Finds A 'Home' On PS4, PS Vita

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 14:59

    Sony’s arsenal of horror games is impressive and ever-growing. They’ve scored a number of (console) exclusives, like Outlast and Zombie Studios’ procedurally generated game, Daylight. Dead Nation recently returned, this time in HD, with the Apocalypse Edition, and they also have dibs on the still very distant SOMA, a sci-fi survival horror game from Amnesia developer Frictional Games. Now they have Benjamin Rivers’ pixelated horror hit Home, too.

    As for whether or not this version will come with new content, a post on the PlayStation Blog teased it as a possibility.

    “Home received several updates after its original launch to add content and extra features, and everything that’s in the game is making the trek to Playstation. Will you find anything new in this version of Home? Folks who have played the game before know that you can never be sure what you’ll discover the next time you start it up; I’ll be back on the blog to discuss specifics as we tinker around a bit more.”

    Keep the horror games coming, Sony.

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    Tribeca 2014: Trailer Debut for Viewpoints Opener Summer of Blood

    Dread Central - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 14:54

    The Viewpoints section of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival kicks off on April 17th with the premiere of the delightfully twisted Summer of Blood, Onur Tukel's comedic reimagining of the vampire genre, and today the film's trailer has arrived.

    Synopsis:
    Misanthropic and immature Eric faces a premature mid-life crisis after his girlfriend leaves him. With no career and even less charisma in bed, it seems like this lovable loser is beyond hope, until one fateful summer night when a vampire bites him in a Brooklyn alleyway.

    The next day Eric finds his confidence invigorated and his stomach in excruciating pain that can only be cured by one thing... blood.

    Onur Tukel directs and stars in this delightfully dark comedy about love, lust, and humanity.

    The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, will take place from April 16 to April 27 at locations around New York City. For more info visit the official Tribeca Film Festival website, "like" the Tribeca Film Festival on Facebook, and follow Tribeca Film Festival (@TribecaFilmFest) on Twitter and join the conversation by using the hashtag #TFF2014.

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    First Oculus TV Spot Filled With Danger and Deception

    Dread Central - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 14:52

    On tap right now is the first TV spot for Oculus, which has been scaring the hell out of people at early screenings. This one cannot get here soon enough, kids! Check out the goodies for yourself!

    Karen Gillan ("Doctor Who," Not Another Happy Ending), Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent and The Giver), Rory Cochrane (Argo, Parkland), and Katee Sackhoff ("Battlestar Galactica," Riddick) star.

    Related Story: Mike Flanagan Reflects on the Horrors of Oculus

    Oculus is directed by Mike Flanagan from a script he co-wrote with Jeff Howard, based on a short film Flanagan and Jeff Seidman made in 2005. Trevor Macy (Safe House, The Strangers, The Raven) and Marc D. Evans (Safe House, The Strangers, The Raven) produced the film, and Jason Blum, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley, Anil Kurian, D. Scott Lumpkin, Peter Schlessel, Dale Johnson, Glenn Murray, Julie May, and Mike Ilitch, Jr., serve as executive producers.

    Synopsis
    Ten years ago, tragedy struck the Russell family, leaving the lives of teenage siblings Tim and Kaylie forever changed when Tim was convicted of the brutal murder of their parents. Now in his 20s, Tim is newly released from protective custody and only wants to move on with his life; but Kaylie, still haunted by that fateful night, is convinced her parents’ deaths were caused by something else altogether: a malevolent supernatural force­­ unleashed through the Lasser Glass, an antique mirror in their childhood home. Determined to prove Tim’s innocence, Kaylie tracks down the mirror, only to learn similar deaths have befallen previous owners over the past century. With the mysterious entity now back in their hands, Tim and Kaylie soon find their hold on reality shattered by terrifying hallucinations and realize, too late, that their childhood nightmare is beginning again…

    For the latest news and updates, be sure to "like" Oculus on Facebook and follow @blumhouse on Twitter.

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    First Leprechaun: Origins Footage Revealed

    Dread Central - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 14:47

    As promised, the first footage from the WWE's Leprechaun: Origins reboot is here, and though you don't get to spy what WWE Supertstar Hornswoggle looks like just yet, you can definitely get a feel for where the flick is going!

    Leprechaun: Origins also stars Stephanie Bennett, Teach Grant (The Tall Man, Devour, Repeaters, “Cult”), Bruce Blain (“Supernatural”), Adam Boys, and Brendan Fletcher ("The Killing," Freddy vs. Jason, 13 Eerie).

    The original Leprechaun, which featured comedic elements, followed an evil leprechaun searching for his pot of gold while avoiding four-leaf clovers. “The tone [of Origins] is going to be a little darker, a little more traditional horror than the Warwick Davis ones that people remember, trying to find a way to please fans of that genre; but at the same time this is really being played for scares,” said WWE president Michael Luisi in an earlier interview.

    Producers are keeping details of Harris Wilkinson's script under wraps to keep the franchise's new direction a secret.

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    Get Teased by the First Ju-On: The Beginning of the End Trailer

    Dread Central - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 14:43

    The first teaser trailer is here for Ju-on: Owari no Hajimari (translated: Ju-On: The Beginning of the End), and it's filled with the kind of sounds that to this day sends shivers down our backs. Check it out!

    Ochiai Masayuki (Infection, Hypnosis and the 2008 remake of Shutter) is directing. Thus far Nozomi Sasaki has been cast along with Kai Kobayashi as the dreaded Toshio Saeki.

    The flick is filming now with a release date slated for June 28.

    Synopsis
    An elementary school teacher named Yui (Sasaki) visits the home of a boy named Toshio Saeki (Kobayashi), who's been absent from school for a long period of time. When she arrives, she re-lives the horrific tragedy which occurred in the Saeki household 10 years earlier. A cardboard box left in a closet holds the key to revealing a long-hidden truth.

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    Monkeybrain Monday Review: “The Fallen” # 1

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 14:36

    While Monkeybrain comics may not specialize in horror, they do specialize in quality comic books. For those of you looking to expand your palette this is “Monkeybrain Monday” showcasing some of the digital titles this smaller publisher has to offer.

    Alex De-Gruchy has crafted a unique story of survival with “The Fallen.” He blends popular genres and tropes to create an entirely new look at survival horror that sees superhumans fighting to survive the apocalypse.


    WRITTEN BY: Alex De-Gruchy
    ART BY: Michael Montenat
    PUBLISHER: Monkeybrain Comics
    PRICE: $0.99
    GET IT HERE: http://www.monkeybraincomics.com/

    Sadly “The Fallen” doesn’t really have anything new to offer the stories it borrows so heavily from. Everything feels borrowed and pre-established. It’s good fun when it works, but if you’ve read something like “Crossed” you know his crazy cannibal antagonists are far from original. In fact they seem tame compared to Ennis’ creation.

    The quiet protagonist of the piece does his best to offer concise amounts of world building in a planet gone to shit but the task at hand proves a little too cumbersome for the issue to handle. Often the exposition feels heavy handed and forced. Instead of feeding the audience in small tidbits everything is dumped on them at once, forcing them to process an apocalypse and a world of superheroes.

    I will admit that the unique way in which the apocalypse was brought on managed to capture my interest. It felt like a natural oversight that might come into play with super powered intellect. With that being said, I think I would have rathered see that moment than having been told about it.

    Michael Montenat’s art is fairly gritty evoking a certain feeling of dread within the pages. It’s crafted in such a way that favors the action beautifully and manages to keep the paneling interesting every step of the way. I was thoroughly pleased with my panel by panel viewing because the action popped and felt organic. The character designs scream regular survivor joe, but other than that the atmosphere of dread really shines.

    “The Fallen” has a lot to offer, but never really follows one of many elements it sets up. Instead it feels thinly spread out over a number of interesting topics but can never really make up its mind as to which one is its focus. It’s a shame because the world building and exposition get in the way of telling an otherwise interesting character study of survivor guilt as a superhero.

    Rating: 2/5 Skulls.

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