E3 2014: Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Shows off Nemesis System in New Trailer

Dread Central - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 14:28

As if the upcoming Lord of the Rings game, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, couldn’t look any more intriguing, Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment released a new trailer for the upcoming game showcasing some of the intricacies of its main selling point, the nemesis system.

The trailer reveals how past encounters will shape later ones as it promises, "The nemesis system contains personal interaction with your unique enemies. Every enemy will remember their encounters with you."

Defeated enemies can be employed to disrupt the forces of later enemies, while foes that have triumphed over you gloat that they have already defeated you. In a press release Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment says of the game’s nemesis system, "Every enemy encountered is distinct and can evolve to become a personal archenemy through the course of the game." This will provide a unique experience on every play-through of the game as they revealed, "No one else will have an exact same Uruk as the game generates unique, dynamically created enemies."

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor takes place on the night of Sauron’s return to Mordor as players embody the role of Tallion, brought back from death by a spirit of vengeance.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor will be available for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PS on October 7th, 2014. It is currently available for pre-order here and below.

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Few Surprises in New ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ Trailer

bloody disgusting - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 14:21

TWC-Dimension just released another, this time longer, trailer for Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.

To be honest, this looks fairly bad. For me the first film was all about the innovative style, but there’s not much to bring me back. And the visuals somehow don’t look as good to me. Cheaper, maybe.

In theaters August 22, the film is about Dwight McCarthy planing to have his vengeance against the woman who betrayed him, Ava Lord, while Nancy is trying to cope with Hartigan’s death.

Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Eva Green, Josh Brolin, Bruce Willis, Juno Temple, Jaime King, Rosario Dawson, Michael Madsen, Jamie Chung, Dennis Haysbert, Crystal McCahill, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Julia Garner, Ray Liotta and Stacy Keach all star.

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Second Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Trailer Goes Crazy

Dread Central - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 14:18

The second trailer for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has arrived, and it's jam-packed with never-before-seen footage that is bound to get you really excited should you be a fan of the stylistic franchise! Dig it!

Following the groundbreaking film that grossed $160 million worldwide, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For reunites Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller for the next chapter in this trailblazing series.

Weaving together stunning visuals with an uncompromising, hard-boiled plot, the film promises more lurid tales from the various residents of Basin City. With a star-studded cast that includes the legendary Bruce Willis (Pulp Fiction), Academy Award nominee Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler), Academy Award nominee Josh Brolin (Milk), Jessica Alba (Spy Kids 4), and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises), Sin City: A Dame to Kill For ensures an experience like no other!

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The film will be released by Dimension Films in the US and Canada on August 22, 2014.

Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller's visually stunning Sin City graphic novels back to the screen in SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. Weaving together two of Miller's classic stories with new tales, the town's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants. SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR is the follow-up to Rodriguez and Miller's 2005 groundbreaking film FRANK MILLER'S SIN CITY.

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The MPAA Tangos with Demons - Ratings Here for Deliver Us from Evil and As Above, So Below

Dread Central - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 14:10

In a world filled with necessary evils, I still have to wonder just how necessary an evil the MPAA actually is. At times it seems that films just get rated depending on their mood or who's making them. Two new ratings are here for two big horror flicks. Read on for their verdict!

Scott Derrickson's new film Deliver Us From Evil has officially been rated R by the MPAA for “bloody violence, grisly images, terror throughout, and language.” Look for it in theatres on July 2nd.

New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.

John Erick Dowdle's As Above, So Below, which he co-wrote with his brother Drew (The Poughkeepsie Tapes, Quarantine, Devil), has also been handed an R rating for “bloody violence/terror and language throughout.” Look for that one in theatres on August 15.

Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris, the eternal home to countless souls. When a team of explorers ventures into the uncharted maze of bones, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead. A journey into madness and terror, As Above, So Below reaches deep into the human psyche to reveal the personal demons that come back to haunt us all.

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Review: “The Empty Man” #1

bloody disgusting - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 14:09

A fast-paced thriller, “The Empty Man” #1 leaves you with an unsettling presence in your mind after you’ve finished reading. This is a twisted police procedural that puts society’s fears under a microscope. I really want to see where “The Empty Man” series goes after its shocking plot twist.

WRITTEN BY: Cullen Bunn

ART BY: Vanesa R. Del Rey

PUBLISHER: Boom! Studios

PRICE: $3.99

RELEASE: June 11, 2013

Reviewed by Jorge Solis

A message of hope and belief becomes a sneaky brainwashing scheme by a swindling cult leader. Reverend Markoff promises to heal you, the sinner, if you join his special congregation. His sermons have lead to mass suicides and a rising number of serial killings. Though it would be easier just to incarcerate Markoff, somehow “The Empty Man” disease has been spreading on its own. Two special agents, Jensen and Langford, are about to discover a shocking clue that may change everything about their case.   

Interestingly, writer Cullen Bunn takes an in-depth look at how society becomes brainwashed by cult leaders. I had to read the opening pages twice because Bunn examines the media’s fascination with cults in different perspectives. These cult leaders are preying on the emotionally wrecked and weak-minded. Those fanatical types don’t really care about the members of their congregation; they’re just using them. But for someone who has just lost hope, they’ll do anything to get it back somehow.      

Right off the bat, Bunn delivers some witty banter between special agents Langford and Jensen. Their relationship isn’t really romantic, but their bond does go beyond a  loyal sense of duty. I really like how Bunn steers their conversation from being personal to being about work all of a sudden. What I also enjoyed is that these protagonists are two smart cops, who are definitely good at their jobs.

Artist Vanesa R. Del Rey captures a moody atmosphere that usually comes with gritty police procedurals. Agent Langford has this Clark Gable look to him, especially with his mustache and slick hairstyle. Agent Jensen’s character design also harkens back to an actress from a different time period. Because of her combed-back hairstyle and classy wardrobe, Jensen resembles closely to Dorothy Dandridge’s early film work.  

Del Rey places the camera in interesting spots during interrogation scenes. The shots are always taken from a high angle, as if looking down on everyone. Del Rey also makes sure the space is wide enough to fit in both agents. Like in every police drama, there is a mandatory chase sequence, but this one comes with a few surprises.  

An awesome introductory issue, “The Empty Man” #1 has a lot of potential going for it with the story’s mix of cults, serial killers, and police procedural.  I really want to see what happens the second issue.

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Title Card Spelled Out for Ouija; Trailer Coming Soon

Dread Central - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 14:00

The house that the classic monsters built, Universal, announced earlier that Ouija would be hitting theatres this year on October 24th, and right now we have a look at the title card. Sit tight... we also hear that a trailer is well on its way and may be here as early as today!

Bianco Santos ("The Fosters"), Erin Moriarty ("Red Widow"), newcomer Ana Coto, Paranormal Activity 2 actress Vivis Colombetti, Olivia Cooke ("Bates Motel"), Douglas Smith, Daren Kagasoff, and Matthew Settle star in the film, which is being produced by Platinum Dunes, Blumhouse Productions, and Hasbro.

Stiles White is in the director's chair, working from a script he wrote with Juliet Snowden.

A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.

Look for more on this one soon!

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FIGURE “Jason” Music Video Premiere

bloody disgusting - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 14:00

Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with EDM artist FIGURE to bring you the exclusive music video premiere for “Jason”, his upcoming track that is now available for free download right here. Considering that this Friday is the 13th, the timing couldn’t have been more perfect, don’t you think?

FIGURE states:

This video is a sneak peak at my new live visual show “Terrorvision”. Terrorvision will be an intense live show bringing my music to life in concert, on screen, using custom visuals and live performance software to control the music and the video together. It should be really exciting and bring a whole new live element to my shows..

Head below for the video!

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Upcoming Festival Dates
June 25 – Paradiso Pre-Party Seattle, WA
June 30 – Escapade Music Festival Club Series Ottawa, Canada
August 10 – Moonrise Festival Baltimore, MD
August 29 – Ezoo Music Festival New York, NY

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Review: “Wraith: Welcome To Christmasland” #7

bloody disgusting - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 13:59

A satisfyingly finale, “Wraith: Welcome To Christmasland” #7 delivers one last final scare that will leave readers wanting more. Based on Joe Hill’s critically acclaimed novel, “NOS4A2,” readers get a brand new chapter about its chilling antagonist, Charlie Manx. If you love the novel, you definitely need this prequel comic added to your collection. WRITTEN BY: Joe Hill

ART BY: Charles Paul Wilson III


PRICE: $3.99

RELEASE: June 11, 2013

Reviewed by Jorge Solis

Charlie Manx, the tortured driver of the haunted 1938 Rolls Royce Wraith, was not the mastermind behind Christmasland. Someone else had to come up with the never-ending winter fantasy. Now, readers will finally meet the smooth liar who ultimately sold Manx on the idea of a wonderful place where being unhappy is against the law. Find out how this sweet and innocent concept twisted itself into becoming a new place in Hell.

Writer Joe Hill takes readers into the mind of a different character. We see how Charlie Manx eventually became involved with Christmasland and what led to his inevitable downfall. Was Charlie always destined to arrive at Christmasland? Or did someone had to steer him into that hellish destination? I liked that this installment is an origin story, and that the narrative also serves as an connecting piece to the entire comic series.

Hill divides the well-developed storyline into different sections. We first start off with a coming-of-age tale that ignites into a crime tale. After one heist after another, the main protagonists need to feed their temptations with more money. The consumption of greed is never enough for the flawed characters.

Artist Charles Paul Wilson III succeeds in delivering a visual experiment that captures surrealism and magic realism. Each page looks like something out of a comic strip from the 1950s. You feel like you’ve taken a trip to the past but the themes are still modern today. The decorations of Christmas, with the tall trees and wreaths, are still the same no matter how many decades have passed. I’m impressed with how Wilson is able to deliver facial expressions with such little detail. It’s about saying so much by doing just a small tweak to the smile and eyes. Jay Fotos also adds to the ’50s look with his vibrant colors. The primary colors, such as orange and blue, are faded enough to resemble some lost children’s book.

“Wraith: Welcome To Christmasland” #7 closes its last chapter on a thrilling note. I can’t wait to read the prequel comic and the novel back-to-back.

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Gross First ‘Cabin Fever: Patient Zero’ Clip

bloody disgusting - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 13:41

In addition to our massive batch of exclusive stills, we now have the first gory clip from Cabin Fever: Patient Zero, which will be hitting VOD platforms June 26 and limited theaters August 1 through RLJ/Image Entertainment. The clip is a gruesome girl fight that begins after one of the girls says she needs to take the other to a hospital.

Directed by Altitude‘s Kaare Andrews, and starring Sean Astin, Currie Graham and Ryan Donowho, the sequel was penned by genre writer Jake Wade Wall (The Hitcher, Amusement, When a Stranger Calls).

In it, “A group of friends planned the perfect vacation in the Caribbean, but when they head ashore to explore a remote island, their ultimate bachelor weekend devolves into their worst nightmare. After an ill-fated swim in contaminated water, they stumble upon a seemingly abandoned research facility where a deadly, flesh-eating virus has been unleashed.

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Incredibly Detailed ‘Ghostbusters’ Infographic

bloody disgusting - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 13:22

SDRS Creative is getting into the spirit of the 30th Anniversary of Ghostbusters with this absolutely incredible infographic.

Featured below, the graphic begins all the way back with casting, including nearly hired John Candy, John Belushi and Eddie Murphy, working its way to budget, locations, reviews and details on the bustin’ devices like the proton pack and Ecto-1 car.

Expect tons of Ghostbusters goodies as the summer celebration blasts along.

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[Review] ‘Joy Ride 3: Roadkill’ Lacks Spirit

bloody disgusting - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 13:11

Rusty Nail is back! Whether you want him to be or not! I’m not a big fan of the Joy Ride franchise. I thought the first two were okay and that pretty much sums up how I feel about this latest installment, Joy Ride 3: Roadkill. It has its moments but overall feels lifeless and entirely unnecessary. Worst of all, the characters are so lifeless, the film gives the audience no one to root for!

After a prologue in which Rusty takes care of some meth heads who try to roll him, we’re introduced to the real prey. This time around it’s a street racing team that pisses him off. On their way to a race, they decide to test their fate by taking an infamous stretch of highway known for making people disappear. That’s where they run into Rusty, who they narrowly cut off. Like the old school road rager that he is, Rusty trails the team, leading to a bloody game of cat and mouse.

In the last installment, Rusty toyed with the kids a lot, which made the kills a bit more fun. Like the craps game scene. In this one, he just uses various parts of his truck to torture and kill them. That choice works well because it makes the truck almost like its own character, but unfortunately the kills aren’t very inspired. There’s a ton of blood, sure, there’s isn’t any cleverness behind the mayhem though. Rusty Nails himself isn’t an interesting villain either. He’s got no personality and besides throwing some puns around, there’s simply nothing appealing about him.

As far as the street racing team goes (Kirsten Prout, Ben Hollingsworth, Jesse Hutch, Gianpaolo Venuta, Leela Savasta), I did appreciate that none of them are obnoxious caricatures. There’s no wicked annoying pest, no ditz, no dimwitted jock type – just some normal kids. But much like Rusty Nail, they just don’t have much going on. We don’t get to know them or care about them, so it’s nothing but apathy for this lot. Rooting for the villain is common in horror, but since Rusty AND the kids are so hollow, Joy Ride 3 provides us no one to cheer on.

The script makes some really nonsensical decisions as well. In one scene, Rusty tells the kids to meet him at a junkyard, so one of the kids calls 911. Y’know, so he can tell them exactly where this rampaging murderer is. But then another kid, Jordan, takes the phone and hangs it up. When Jordan gets to the junkyard, he tells them to take the car and find a gas station to call the police. The fuck, Jordan? The cops could’ve been there already!

There a couple very good-looking stunts in the film. Car flips, exploding cars, stuff like that. The eye candy is hardly a band-aid for the desolate characters and script though. The prologue is probably the best part of the movie because it manages to be fun. From there, Joy Ride 3 just goes completely flaccid. For a lazy Sunday matinee it’s okay, but if you’re looking for something with some real juice to it, look elsewhere.

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Director to Director: Award Winner Richard Gale and Paul Hough Talk The Human Race

Dread Central - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 13:00

Director Paul Hough's The Human Race will be available on VOD, iTunes, and in theaters on Friday, June 13. Recently Hough had a chat with fellow director (and actor in The Human Race) Richard Gale (The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon) about his new movie.

We got a chance to eavesdrop on the Q&A between Hough and Gale so that you can dig the conversation between these two top-notch filmmakers below.

Richard Gale: Up until I met Paul Hough, I had never killed anyone before, in a movie or otherwise. I'm first and foremost a filmmaker - I made the horror comedy short The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon, which went viral on YouTube and is currently being developed into a feature film.

Paul Hough: I met Richard on the festival circuit when my film The Angel played at festivals with his amazing short Criticized. The Angel would win one festival and at the next Criticized would win. We became friends and someone I would run my work by for notes.

RG: Paul sent me the script for The Human Race and I loved it—it was the best script a friend had ever given me to read. In it, I was tickled by this one diabolical psychopath who teamed up with his brothers to kill people in a really clever and terrible way. I remember thinking when I first read it—that would be a fun part to play.

PH: On the seventh day of the shoot we were doing the big extra scene that takes place at the start of the movie. I had asked all of my friends to volunteer and come down to be part of the crowd, and Richard graciously obliged. It was a really long day, and as the crowd started to narrow down by the end of the night, I noticed how charismatic Richard actually was as an actor. Coincidentally, an actor who was supposed to be there never turned up for the shoot ,and it occurred to me there and then that Richard should play that role.

RG: It was the same psychopath character I loved when I read the script. There was no way I'd say no. So I became this completely vile, irredeemable character in the movie. I always thought I could play a psychopath, and I have to confess: It was really fun! This guy I play is truly horrible —we’re talking serious depths of depravity—so it’s not something I’d ever get to do under normal circumstances.

PH: Richard goes on a real killing spree and is responsible for a great deal of the deaths in the movie. He just decides to wait and push anyone who comes his way onto the grass. (If you step onto the grass, you die via head explosion.) As we were approaching shooting these scenes, he came to me with a great idea - and that was to use all of the actors from The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon.

RG: I thought it would just be cool. So I called up the leads, Brian Rohan (the Spoonkiller) and Paul Clemens (Jack Cucchiaio—who also stars in The Beast Within), to appear in cameos in the killing spree sequence. It was like playing make-believe, only a twisted, fucked-up, evil version of make-believe. When The Human Race screened at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, I heard that the audience cheered when something painful happened to my character—which made me feel great! That’s when I thought I might have done okay at being bad. Working on The Human Race taught me that acting evil can really be a very good experience!

Be sure to check out The Human Race on VOD, iTunes, and in theaters on June 13.

Paul McCarthy-Boyington, Eddie McGee, Trista Robinson, T. Arthur Cottam, and Brianna Lauren Jackson star.

For more info on the film, check out the official The Human Race website and like The Human Race on Facebook.

Eighty strangers from all walks of life are ripped out of their daily lives and forced to participate in a brutal race to the death. The rules are simple: Follow the arrows or you will die, step on the grass and you will die, get lapped twice and you will die. Only one participant will survive. Race or die. There can only be one winner, but who will survive and for what purpose?

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Shower Off that Varsity Blood with this New Trailer

Dread Central - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:27

Toward the end of May we got the first word on Varsity Blood, heading our way in August from Image Entertainment, and now we have the film's official trailer to share. Huddle up and check it out!

The film, written and directed by Jake Helgren, stars Lexi Giovagnoli, Debbie Rochon (American Nightmare, Colour from the Dark), Elle LaMont (Machete Kills), and Chris Hlozek (Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies).

Look for Varsity Blood on DVD on August 19th.

This football season, Hogeye High’s Warriors and cheerleaders are out for blood. Unfortunately, someone is out for theirs, and they’ll be forced to take one for the team. After the big Halloween football match, the students are joined by an uninvited guest dressed as their high school mascot armed with a bow and arrow, a battle-axe, and an insatiable appetite for butchery. Soon, they find themselves fighting for more than the winning score as terror becomes the name of the game.

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First Look at Marilyn Monroe Zombie Hunter

Dread Central - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:00

Another historical horror mash-up is headed our way courtesy of indie filmmaker Thomas Churchill, and we have a look at it for you. Are you ready for Marilyn Monroe Zombie Hunter, or are the famous dead better off left buried? You tell us!

From the Press Release
After winning two awards (Best Horror Film & Best Make-Up) for Lazarus: Day of The Living Dead at the New York City International Film Festival, writer/producer/director Thomas J. Churchill (Lazarus, EP: The Emerging Past, Syfy’s "Monster Man") and his producing partner David M. Parks (Lazarus, EP: The Emerging Past) are releasing the first teasers of their next project, the horror/thriller/action film Marilyn Monroe: Zombie Hunter.

Marilyn Monroe: Zombie Hunter will be directed by Churchill from a script he is writing with horror author Joe Knetter and will star model, actress, and scream queen Sarah French as the iconic blonde bombshell turned zombie slayer. David M. Parks will produce. 

The positive response to the film announcement in March created an internet frenzy around this unique concept. Principal photography is slated to take place in Hollywood, California, in late 2014 under the Church Hill Productions/Apothecary Entertainment banner.

After writing Lazarus: Day of the Living Dead, which will have its worldwide VOD release September 9th (DVD/Blu-ray release December 9th), Churchill stated that his inspiration for Marilyn Monroe: Zombie Hunter was “the concept of this incredible Hollywood icon as a cool samurai sword-wielding, kick-ass assassin summoned by our President to be humanity's last hope against zombie domination. [It] just toyed with me, and I needed to get it out of my head, onto paper, and on the screen. The film is going to be a straight-up horror-thriller,” he expounded, “with no room for 'cheese.' Horror and Marilyn fans will be proud of the vision I have in store.”
 Churchill adds the film will be “very much an old-school summer event movie... Kill Bill meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer. They will be very surprised and very pleased with the story we are planning to tell.”

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Watch the First 5 Minutes of ‘Witching & Bitching’

bloody disgusting - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:56

On VOD and in theaters June 13 via IFC Midnight is Alex de la Iglesia’s absolutely bonkers horror comedy Witching & Bitching (read our review), which now has its first 5 minutes online! Also check out a fun motion poster that first appeared at Latino Review.

The pic, which closed the TIFF’s Midnight Madness last September, co-stars teen heart-throbs Mario Casas and Hugo Silva as two ne’er-do-wells who pull a Madrid heist, then flee towards France, only to fall into the maws of local witches at Navarre’s Zugarramurdi, its millennium-old coven center of occult activities.

When a bank heist in the city doesn’t all go according to plan, José and Tony find themselves in possession of some hostages and speeding through the mountains of Spain, hoping to quietly slip over the border. Not wanting to give up his custody days to his ex-wife, José has also brought his son along, for both the robbery and the ride. Little do they know that this is only the beginning of their troubles. When they decide to make a stop in a small tavern in the Basque countryside, the group encounters a series of local wackos. Falling victim to a mysterious spell, they soon find themselves the honored guests of a fractured family of witches who are preparing for an ancient ritual. More colorful characters begin to enter the picture, including a pair of hapless cops hot on the trail, a defecting vixen witch and José’s controlling ex-wife, and the situation spirals further out of control, heading towards a jaw-dropping climax.

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‘Jennifer’s Body’ Director Receives ‘The Invitation’

bloody disgusting - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:31

Jeepers Creepers II actress Marieh Delfino will join PrometheusLogan Marshall-Green, pictured below, in Jennifer’s Body director Karyn Kusama‘s indie thriller The Invitation, reports TheWrap.

The film will co-star Tammy Blanchard, John Carroll Lynch and Michelle Krusiec.

Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi wrote the script, which stars Marshall-Green “as a man faced with mounting evidence that something sinister has taken hold of his ex-wife, who is hosting a dinner party that harbors a terrifying agenda.

Delfino wil play a UCLA professor in the movie, which Hay and Manfredi are expected to produce with Martha Griffin and XYZ Films.

Production is scheduled to start this month.

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Get a V/H/S: Viral Sneak Peek from Vincent Guastini

Dread Central - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:00

FX artist Vincent Guastini shared with DC a quick look at some of his work on the upcoming third chapter in the V/H/S franchise, V/H/S: Viral. Check it out right here, and look for more on this one A/S/A/P!

From the Press Release
Vincent Guastini of V.G.P. Effects & Design Studio, a Hollywood-based company nestled behind the Burbank Airport, has announced his company's involvement with doing two very elaborate effects-laden episodes of the horror hit franchise V/H/S, the latest one being titled V/H/S: Viral.

Vincent at this time cannot go into specifics but promises when the film comes out or is at least closer to its release, he will give more in-depth information and a picture spread about his involvement, which included an army of undead and some animatronic creatures in both episodes. Meanwhile, here are a few exclusive photos that Vincent can share... a more clear glimpse of what has been released in trailers.

"All I can say at this moment is we pulled out all the stops and I was able to convince one of the directors to go practical for the effects and not use CGI. I think we won the battle and also did some miniature effects as well. All I can say is I had a blast working with both Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson, on one episode, and also working with the highly visual, out-of-the-box take Todd Lincoln had on his episode. They were all different as far as the work process in getting to the final outcome, but in both cases I had a blast. I was given full freedom. The directors cared very much about every shot, and we all met or talked through emails and phone conversations several times and had many long conversations and meetings about all the effects. I love working for these guys; they care, they communicate, and above all they have passion, something I greatly admire when working with guys like this who are that on point and picky as well as very attentive to small details about their effects. Also, having producers Chris White and Brad Miska backing me up all the way was a tremendous asset to me and my crew. I can’t wait for this film to come out so I can talk more about our involvement in-depth and how much we did for this film."

Vincent has been in the make-up creature and effects business for over 20 years. His credits include Dogma, Requiem for a Dream, Last of the Mohicans, Letters of Iwo Jima, Saturday Night Live, and more recently, Sushi Girl, The Devil's Carnival, Cabin Fever: Patient Zero, the upcoming Bryan Singer-produced horror film The Taking, and Twisted Pictures' new franchise movie Havenhurst. Be sure to visit his website at VGP Effects or his company's Facebook page.

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Go Behind the Scenes of Penny Dreadful Episode 1.05 - Closer Than Sisters

Dread Central - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:45

A new behind-the-scenes video has come our way for this past Sunday night's "Penny Dreadful" Episode 1.05, "Closer than Sisters," in which creator and executive producer John Logan discusses Vanessa's (Eva Green) past and her relationship with Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton).

A profoundly unsettling new saga, "Penny Dreadful" completely reinvents literature’s most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, who are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London.

Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, and Eva Green star.

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"Penny Dreadful" Episode 1.05 - "Closer Than Sisters" (aired 6/8/14)
Vanessa recalls her past and the events which ultimately lead to Mina's disappearance.

"Penny Dreadful" Episode 1.06 - "What Death Can Join Together" (airs 6/15/14)
Vanessa's latest vision leads Sir Malcolm, Ethan, and Sembene to explore a plague ship in search of Mina. Meanwhile, Van Helsing reveals to Dr. Frankenstein more details about the creature that has taken Mina. Later, Vanessa's night with Dorian unlocks something dark within her.

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Ernie Hudson Has No Idea When ‘Ghostbusters 3′ Will Begin Filming

bloody disgusting - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:40

I love Ernie Hudson, who plays Winston Zeddemore in the Ghostbusters film series, but the dude clearly has no idea what’s going on with Columbia Pictures’ Ghostbusters 3 development hell. I mean, he’s too busy signing autographs at your local comic convention to be in the know, right?

Whatever the case may be, Film Dumpster caught up with Hudson at the Niagara Falls Comic Con (where else?!) and asked him for an update on the long-gestured project that’s currently eyeing Zombieland‘s Ruben Fleischer to direct.

“I think we’re going to start shooting in the fall, or maybe the spring…once again, it kind of changes a bit…and I’m always reluctant to say anything because they tell me one thing and then it doesn’t happen.”

Hudson also speaks on the passing of Harold Ramis.

“It’s unfortune, you know, Harold is not here. Harold was the glue…he was amazing. He was an icon. So you’re going to get a GHOSTBUSTERS, but obviously it’s going to be a GHOSTBUSTERS without Harold.

It’s going to be different. So it [part 3] has to be original and it has to be something that is worth all the 30 years of waiting.”

Hearing him acknowledge that Ramis was “the glue” isn’t comforting at all. I really, really want a new Ghostbusters film, but I want it to have the heart and soul of the first two. The fact that Fleischer has a relationship with Bill Murray is sort of the only thing giving me comfort right now.

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Win a Copy of Killer Legends on DVD

Dread Central - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:30

The documentary Killer Legends will be available on DVD nationwide July 1st from Breaking Glass Pictures, and right now we have your chance to score a copy on us for free. That's right... free. You don't have to do a damn thing other than click for details!

To enter for your chance to win, just send us an email at contests@dreadcentral.com including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS. We’ll take care of the rest.

This contest will end on at 12:01 AM PT on June 30th.

Killer Legends follows filmmakers Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills as they investigate four timeless legends that continue to haunt the American public. Directed by Zeman, the documentary examines the urban legends of The Candyman, The Killer Clown, The Baby-Sitter and the Man Upstairs, and The Hookman.

The DVD release (SRP $19.99) will also include seven special features on the legendary quartet.

Joshua and Rachel travel to Houston, Texas, where they explore the tainted candy legend parents fear every Halloween. In Columbia, Missouri, they compare The Baby-Sitter and the Man Upstairs legend to the unsolved murder of Janett Christman - a babysitter found murdered in 1950. In Texarkana, Texas, the filmmakers investigate the real-life case of a killer known as The Phantom and how it inspired "The Hook" urban legend. The pair then head to Chicago to answer the question of how clowns became so evil and spooky to the public.

Zeman previously directed the critically acclaimed horror documentary Cropsey and said of the upcoming release, "I'm excited to be working with Breaking Glass Pictures again. They helped me make Cropsey a creepy cult favorite, and I'm looking forward to repeating the same success with Killer Legends."

Killer Legends was produced by Gulp Pictures and Storyville Entertainment in association with Gigantic Pictures. It premiered on March 16th on the Chiller Network.

Many people believe the scariest urban legends are just modern day folklore, campfire tales of axe-wielding boogeymen, haunted mental institutions, and witches in the woods -- the storylines of our favorite horror movies, but often beneath the surface of these harrowing myths lies a horrific truth that's scarier than any fiction.

Through a chilling blend of investigative journalism and what folklorists call Legendtripping, filmmakers Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills embark on a dark journey as they investigate four of our most terrifying urban legends and the real-life crimes that may have inspired them. Peeling back the layers of storytelling, from interviews with shocked detectives to traumatized victims, our filmmakers discover a truth more horrifying than they had ever imagined. Unraveling the mystery behind a legacy that refuses to die, this is an attempt to understand not just what we all fear, but more importantly... why we continue to believe.

Special Features:
-Hook: Phantom Revealed (1:10)
-Making Connections (3:59)
-A Cautionary Tale (2:53)
-Babysitter: Close Call (1:47)
-Clowns: Sinister Suburbs (1:52)
-Family Affair (5:11)
-Candyman: Finger Pointing (1:33)

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