The living dead are running amok in the Wild West in the new flick from Joshua C. Birch and Michael Du-Shane entitled Bullets for the Dead, and we have the sales art and more for you budding buckaroos.
The film stars Christopher Sommers ("Terra Nova," Jucy, The Horseman) and Kathryn Beck (Not Suitable for Children, Burning Man, The Little Things).
Escorting the fiery young Annie Blake and her gang to the sheriff in Blood Gulch, bounty hunter Dalton discovers the remains of an horrific massacre and rescues its sole survivor, a preacher. Before long the group are fighting for their lives against a zombie horde that walks the desert plains eating all the flesh in their path. And as the preacher’s secret unravels, Dalton realizes what he’ll have to do to prevent his wife being resurrected as one of the living dead.
"American Horror Story: Coven" has been kicking all kinds of ass this season, but one of the franchise stars, Dylan McDermott, has been absent from the spooky affair. So will he be returning? Read on for details.
TVLine caught up with McDermott, who had this to say on the subject. "I start a movie called Survivor in January with Milla Jovovich, Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson, and Angela Bassett,” he explained. "But Ryan [Murphy] wants me to come back, and I want to come back. So we just have to figure out the scheduling. To me, [doing 'American Horror Story'] is always like going home.”
"American Horror Story: Coven" Episode 3.04 - "Fearful Pranks Ensue" (airs 10/30/13)
Fiona’s (Jessica Lange) choices rattle a decades-long truce between the Salem witches and Marie Laveau (Angela Bassett). The Council of Witchcraft pays a surprise visit to the Academy with disturbing allegations.
Directed by Michael Uppendahl and written by Jennifer Salt .
"The Tomorrow People" may have landed on the more sci-fi side of the fence, but with Episode 1.04, "Kill or Be Killed," promising to both reveal more of John's back story and feature a family dinner with Stephen, his mom, and Uncle Jed, how could we resist sharing this clip?
"The Tomorrow People" Episode 1.04 - "Kill or Be Killed" (airs 10/30/13, 9-10pm)
UNFINISHED BUSINESS — When Ultra’s most wanted, Killian McCrane (guest star Jason Dohring, “Veronica Mars”), resurfaces after years of being in hiding, Stephen (Robbie Amell) enlists John’s (Luke Mitchell) help in tracking him down. John reluctantly agrees to help but changes his mind when he learns that Killian isn’t after Jedikiah (Mark Pellegrino) as everyone suspects.
Stephen wants to help, but Cara (Peyton List) explains John’s history with Killian, which brings back a flood of memories from John’s past, making him do something he never thought he would do again. Meanwhile, Stephen’s mom (guest star Sarah Clarke) is suspicious of his whereabouts, putting him in an awkward position.
Aaron Yoo and Madeleine Mantock also star. Guy Bee directed the episode written by Nicholas Wootton and Alex Katsnelson.
Another flick on its way to AFM 2013 from Stealth Media Group is the witchy new flick The Coven, and right now we have the artwork along with the sales trailer for you! Check them out!
John Mackie’s The Coven stars Dexter Fletcher, Cloe Mackie, Holly Mackie, and Mark Harris. It's written and produced by Jayney Mackie.
Five young teenagers hoping to witness Pagan activity camp in the woods on Halloween but discover they are part of the ritual when a mysterious biker hunts them down.
More goodies have come our way just in time for this year's American Film Market, and next on tap is another flick which deals with the dead in all sorts of wonderfully wicked ways. Read on for the skinny on Tower of the Dead.
The Ross Boyask-directed zombie flick stars Craig Fairbrass (Dead Cert), Jason Maza, Craig Conway (Dog Soldiers), and Sean Pertwee (Dog Soldiers).
A highly trained armed response team and the arms dealers they were tasked to bring down must team up to fight their way through an oncoming horde of the undead.
AMC has just renewed “The Walking Dead” for a 5th season, and with it the promise of a bunch of people wandering around for another year, arguing and dying. Funnily enough, they’re keeping current showrunner Scott Gimple in the mix, despite their habit of nixing whomever brings them increasing success. It’s kind of a no-brainer, considering that the season premiere drew 16 million viewers.
In fact, AMC even gets in on the joke in their press release. “We are very happy to make what has to be one of the most anti-climactic renewal announcements ever: ‘The Walking Dead’ is renewed for a fifth season,” said Charlie Collier, AMC president. “This is a show that has erased traditional distinctions between cable and broadcast. Its expanding base of passionate fans has grown every season, most recently – and most notably – with the season four premiere earlier this month, which broke viewership records for the series and became the biggest non-sports telecast in cable history. On behalf of the incredible team on both sides of the camera, thank you to the fans and here’s to more ‘Dead.’”
Question – what’s the endgame for this series? Narratively, does the comic button things up? Or is it just a study of people wandering around until they die?
Does this news surprise anyone? Of course not, but it's still great to hear just two days before our Holy Day of Halloween! AMC has renewed "The Walking Dead" for a fifth season AND is keeping Scott Gimple as showrunner.
“We are very happy to make what has to be one of the most anti-climactic renewal announcements ever: 'The Walking Dead' is renewed for a fifth season,” said Charlie Collier, AMC president. “This is a show that has erased traditional distinctions between cable and broadcast. Its expanding base of passionate fans has grown every season, most recently – and most notably – with the Season Four premiere earlier this month, which broke viewership records for the series and became the biggest non-sports telecast in cable history. On behalf of the incredible team on both sides of the camera, thank you to the fans, and here’s to more 'Dead'.”
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, "The Walking Dead" stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Scott Wilson, Melissa McBride, David Morrissey, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman and Sonequa Martin-Green. The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Tom Luse and Greg Nicotero.
"The Walking Dead" Episode 4.04 - "Indifference" (airs 11/3/13)
While on a supplies mission to a local college, members of the group run into multiple hurdles. Things at the prison are getting worse. Written by Matt Negrete and directed by Tricia Brock.
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.
Screening tonight in San Francisco is the indie I Am A Ghost, written and directed by H.P. Mendoza.
We now have the trailer for the haunter starring Jeannie Barroga, Rick Burkhardt, and Anna Ishida. Thanks to Fabien M. for the tips!
“Emily, a troubled spirit, haunts her own house every day, wondering why she can’t leave. With the help of Sylvia, a clairvoyant hired to rid the house of spirits, Emily is forced into a ‘patient/therapist’ relationship, uncovering disturbing mysteries about her past that may help her move on to ‘the next place’.”
The 8:00PM show will have Q&A with director, cast and crew, live performance by Carolyn Oliss and Sandy Mix, and a meet & greet following.
In an interview with Horror Channel UK, producer-director Brian Yuzna revealed that he’s been developing a sequel to his 1989 Society.
“I am actively working on it,” he reveals. “Once again it is all about the financing.
“My idea for a sequel is to have it take place in these super exclusive late night clubs that they have in Hollywood. Once you get in there is always a VIP room or a VVIP room that is off limits…“
Clearly, financing is an issue when you have people like Stuart Gordon taking to Kickstarter. So, we’ll keep you updated with any positive developments.
In the first film that stars Billy Warlock, Connie Danese, Ben Slack, Evan Richards, and Patrice Jennings, 17 year-old Billy Whitney feels alienated from his upper-class Beverly Hills family. He hears a tape recording that seems to indicate that his entire family are having secret orgies. People appear dead one moment but are alive the next, while Billy’s girlfriend’s body appears to twist into abnormal positions. His parents insist that Billy is imagining everything and try to commit him to an institution. Billy slowly discovers the truth – that his parents and the people around him belong to a different breed of people, a secret in-bred society who are capable of melding and shifting their bodies…
This year marks the 35th Anniversary of John Carpenter's Halloween, a birthday that was celebrated earlier this month with a special Blu-ray release of the film by Anchor Bay.
Doing their own part to keep the franchise alive and well, Screenvision has just re-released Halloween, Halloween 4 and Halloween 5 into select theaters - Michael Myers once again slashing his way onto big screens across the country!
At least one theater in nearly every state is playing host to the brand-new HD transfers, with several screenings in the bigger markets like New York and California. The screenings are already under way and continue through Halloween night, with some locations playing all three movies, and others playing only the original film.
You can head over to Screenvision's website for full listings and to find a theater near you!
Many of us have grown up with the young adult horror fiction of R.L. Stine and his Goosebumps series, which serves as the perfect set of genre training wheels for us horror fans with kids. But what if Stine had penned some of horror's most visceral content?
That's exactly what the blog If It Were Stine has done, going so far as to create Stine-like covers and Goosebumpy titles for such classics as Suspiria, Halloween, Friday the 13th, The Cabin in the Woods, Carrie, Fright Night, Videodrome and more! Check out a gallery of them below, and don't forget to hit up the link for even more hilarity!
Seriously... great stuff here! Good on the creator! Now if only these actually existed. I'd pay for Stine remakes. Can't be worse than Platinum Dunes, right?
Universal and Syfy have a new project on the horizon as Universal's Syfy Films division has optioned the rights to the sci-fi short Beyond, with the short’s director on board to produce and helm the big-screen translation.
Raphael Rogers wrote, directed, and produced Beyond, which is about a woman who is the last of a lineage that possesses the ability to teleport across space and time and uses her powers to explore new planets. Rogers, based in L.A., shot the short on a $1,000 budget, served as cinematographer and editor, and was responsible for visual effects.
Check out the original short film below thanks to the voodoo of the Interwebs!
Nuclear Blast Entertainment recently announced that they had signed Killer Be Killed, a new metal supergroup that features (you ready for this?) guitarist/vocalist Max Cavalera (Sepultura, Soulfly), guitarist/vocalist Greg PUciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan), bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders (Mastodon), and drummer David Elitch (The Mars Volta). The band has been secretly locked in a Los Angeles studio where they have been working on their debut album, which is being produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, Gojira) and will see a release in 2014.
Puciato tries to explain, saying, “It’s a bit of SABBATH-y doom, a bit of thrash, a bit of hardcore and punk,” while Cavalera expands, “This is a very special project. It’s a one of a kind thing, with a lot of potential. The album is a mix of heavy, fast and melodic songs.”
Cavalera adds, “I love the idea of Greg, Troy and I singing together, with David Elitch’s amazing drumming. Being a part of this is something quite different for me.”
Puciato comments, “There would be no point in doing this if it sounded the same as our other bands. Of any of our bands, it sounds the furthest away from mine, mainly because Dillinger is [guitarist/founder] Ben [Weinman]’s expression, musically.”
Sanders states, “Having met, created and recorded an album together, this experience has easily exceeded my initial expectations. The collective energy and mutual respect for one another eased the entire process and has been very therapeutic for me.”
The film version of Danny Boyle's award-winning Frankenstein stage play returns to theatres around the world beginning October 31 as part of the National Theatre's 50th anniversary celebration. Read on for details, a new trailer, and to find your nearest cinema.
If you're looking for a special way to celebrate Halloween, this is it. If you haven't seen the play yet (or even if you have), be sure to put it on your agenda ASAP!
Oscar winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, 127 Hours, 28 Days Later) directs a sensational production with Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek: Into Darkness, BBC's "Sherlock") and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, CBS's "Elementary," Showtime's "Dexter") alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation. Frankenstein was written by Nick Dear based on the novel by Mary Shelley.
Frankenstein enjoyed a sell-out run at the National Theatre in 2011 and went on to win several awards, including the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Actor for Cumberbatch and Miller.
Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein's bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.
Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development, and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic Gothic tale.
Tickets are on sale now; find a location near you at NTLIVE.com.
Mane Entertainment's Compound Fracture (review) has scored itself a distro deal with Level 33 Entertainment, and we cannot wait to finally be able to see this bad boy whenever we want to! Read on for details.
From the Press Release
After going on a grindhouse-style tour this year with their first feature, COMPOUND FRACTURE, Mane Entertainment’s Tyler Mane and Renae Geerlings have signed on with LA-based distribution company Level 33 Entertainment for domestic distribution of the film.
COMPOUND FRACTURE, starring Mane, Muse Watson, Derek Mears and Leslie Easterbrook has played in limited theaters across the United States and Canada, and a limited film festival circuit, to glowing reviews, even winning “Best of Festival” at the Hot Springs Horror Film Festival this September. Mane Entertainment and Level 33 are now teaming up for a wider North American release, just as Mane Entertainment has announced their second film, PENANCE LANE.
Written by Geerlings, COMPOUND FRACTURE is a supernatural thriller about a broken family with a history of abuse and dementia that is forced to find a common ground to fight a greater supernatural threat. Muse Watson, who played Ben Willis in I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER, plays the eccentric father of Mane, who portrayed Michael Myers in Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN. Derek Mears, famous for his role as Jason Voorhees in the new FRIDAY THE 13TH, chills as the vengeful spirit bent on destroying the family completely.
Rounding out the cast are Dan Roebuck (“Lost,” “Matlock,” “Glee”), Todd Farmer (JASON X, DRIVE ANGRY), Jelly Howie (“One Tree Hill,” “Dexter”) and Alex Saxon (“The Fosters,” CHAPMAN).
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Gaiman’s award-winning series and the upcoming release of “The Sandman: Overture” (holy shit, it’s tomorrow), ComiXology is having a huge sale. You can snatch up the entire 75-issue epic for 99¢ each issue! Plus, save on more fan-favorite mini-series and one-shots like “Death: The High Cost of Living”. The sale ends on November 4th. Sweet dreams…
The past two weeks have been absolutely ripe with announcements for horror sequels and remakes, or at least suggestions of them. None of the projects are actually in production (a few are in development and we’re taking the word of creatives for the others), but they seem to be on the way! While the natural laws of Hollywood guarantee that at least one of these projects will die before cameras roll, I thought it would be fun to talk about the potential upsides (and downsides) of each film.
Note that I’m keeping this list only to projects we’ve gotten news about during the past month or so. So while the new Friday The 13th is very much on the way – we haven’t gotten an update on it in October so you won’t see it on this list. We’re going to be focussing on the titles you’ve seen splashed on this front page during this hallowed month.
Head below to see what they are and what our hopes are for them!TRICK ‘R TREAT 2
This sequel to Michael Dougherty’s cult classic (at only 5 years old) horror anthology was only announced last night but it’s brimming with promise. For one, it’s actually officially announced by its studio – which gives it a leg up on most of the projects on this list. It’s also incredibly fertile ground creatively speaking since it’s far harder for anthologies to paint themselves into a narrative corner. Our hero Sam has a whole world of carnage open to him! Also, Legendary has seen its clout and influence grow immeasurably in the years since the original Trick got shelved at Warner Bros. I’m imagining they can get their new partners at Universal to release it without all the fuss.
Ridley Scott has been talking this one up lately, and it seems as though they might have overcome some of their development hurdles with the most recent draft of Jack Paglen’s screenplay. As a fan of the first film, I’m hoping the further adventures of Shaw and David are equally visually striking (and hopefully make a bit more sense narratively). Scott still has to shoot Exodus, so this isn’t his next project. We’ll see what the temperature is on this project in 2014 or 2015 when pre-production gets underway (if it ever does – this is one of those sequels that could go either way in terms of actually happening).
It’s awesome news that Dimension has hired Clive Barker to write the screenplay for this, but we’re a long way from the finish line. The script still has to be written and approved, they still have to hire a director (I doubt they’ll let Barker direct it) and they still have to do Doug Bradley’s deal (that shouldn’t really be a problem). Dimension has a history of changing its mind in regard to its horror projects, but, by tapping the original voice of the series, at least this one is off to a comparatively creatively pure start.
ARMY OF DARKNESS 2
Another Dimension project. Harvey Weinstein recently said that he’d been “begging” his brother Bob over at the company “to do the movie and just end it.” He then added, “we’ve milked that cow.” I agree with the last part. Scream 4 was actually better than Scream 3, but I can’t imagine where they’d go from here creatively. It seems to me like the perfect time for the Scream ethos was 1996-1997. Weinstein did concede that “Everyone lived in ‘Scream 4′,” which I suppose means we could finally see a good chunk of the original cast killed off, so that’s something. Still, We Craven is developing the “Scream” TV series for MTV. I’m not sure how eager he’ll be to dive into another movie.
Evil Dead remake director Fede Alvarez has stated that Sam Raimi plans to direct this sequel before Alvarez gets behind the cameras for Evil Dead 2 (apparently Raimi is busy at work on the script). Bruce Campbell has admitted that he’ll star. There’s no studio yet, but these guys don’t seem like the type to just make this stuff up (Campbell has been very circumspect in the past when it comes to talking sequels, so him opening up about it is something). Some fans have complained about seeing an older Ash in action, but I think it would only serve to underscore the humor in a good way. Army Of Darkness isn’t my favorite Evil Dead film, but I’m excited to see where they go with this and I’ll be first in line.
Coming on November 11th via Music On Vinyl will be the vinyl version of the Dredd soundtrack, which was composed by Paul Leonard-Morgan. The 22-track OST will come on 180-gram audiophile vinyl in a gatefold sleeve and it can be pre-ordered via Amazon UK.
Composer Morgan has stated that he was influenced by a track of Justin Bieber’s that was slowed down 800%, creating an ethereal sound that was used heavily during the “Slo-Mo” scenes.
The 2012 film, which featured Karl Urban (Doom) as the title character, showed Judge Dredd and recruit Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby) aim to clear out a tower block from the control of drug lord Ma-Ma, who is manufacturing an addictive drug “Slo-Mo”. This film is easily one of the most entertaining films in recent years and I’ll be bitterly disappointed if a sequel isn’t put together. I think it has an enormous potential to be something incredible.
Head on down for the trailer and track list.
Dredd track list:
She’s A Pass
Mega City One
The Rise Of Ma-Ma
Anderson ‘s Theme
Order In The Chaos
Taking Over Peach Trees
It’s All A Deep End
Judge, Jury and Executioner
Any Last Requests?
You Look Ready
AMC shared with Bloody two images from next week’s “The Walking Dead,” episode 4.04, “Indifference.”
Airing November 3, “The supply mission faces hurdles; the situation at the prison worsens.”
What are your thoughts after three episodes, is it living up to your expectations? What did you think about Carol’s confession?
Camille and Kennerly Kitt, who are known on the internet as The Harp Twins, have posted a dual harp arrangement of “Sweet Dreams”, which was originally written and performed by The Eurythmics but reached a new generation with Marilyn Manson’s more sinister cover. The video, which you can see below, shows the two harpists performing the track next to a moss covered stone home in the middle of a forest (it’d make for a fantastic horror movie location).
Check out the video below.