First 'Leprechaun: Origins' Clip Offers Jump Scare, No Leprechaun...

bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 12:43

As a special St. Patrick’s Day treat, WWE Studios shared the first ever clip from Leprechaun: Origins, featuring an introduction by WWE wrestler Hornswoggle (Dylan Postl) who plays the title character.

It’s unusual to see footage so early, considering the release isn’t until an undisclosed summer date, but it’s nice to see that the film is coming along nicely.

I also was impressed with the nature of the footage, which is incredibly dark. If anything, Leprechaun: Origins returns to the roots of the 1993 film that starred Warwick Davis as the little green menace.

Stephanie Bennett, Teach Grant, Bruce Blain, and Adam Boys also star, as well as Rampage and Freddy vs. Jason‘s Brendan Fletcher.

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'Wolfcop' is Like 'Dirty Harry'... Only Hairier!

bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 12:42

Totally bizarre that I ran a story this morning about a movie featuring a werewolf police officer, and now we have details on Lowell Dean’s incredible looking indie, Wolfcop, starring Leo Fafard in the title role.

AICN shared the film’s official poster, while we’ve also posted the trailer below.

In the film, “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. WOLFCOP is one cop’s quest to become a better man…one transformation at a time.

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Get Lost in the Poster for 'The Maze Runner'

bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 12:41

Digital Spy shared the first teaser poster for The Maze Runner, based on the best-selling Young Adult novel by James Dashner.

The sci-fi action film centers on a group of teens who find themselves dropped into a vast maze as part of a mysterious test.

Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Will Poulter and Aml Ameen star in the film, which is directed by Wes Ball.

Dashner has penned four entries in the “Maze Runner” series to date, with “The Scorch Trials” and “The Death Cure” serving as sequels and “The Kill Order” acting as a prequel.

The first trailer will launch at 3am GMT tomorrow (March 18)

The Maze Runner will open in cinemas on October 24.

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[Tribeca '14] Quirky Trailer for Vamp Flick 'Summer of Blood'

bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 12:34

Check out this comical and quirky trailer for Summer of Blood, playing as part of Tribeca Film Festival’s World Narrative film selection.

Directed and written by Onur Tukel, “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 loveable 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 also stars in this dark comedy about love, lust, and humanity.

The 13th edition of the Festival will take place from April 16th to April 27th in New York City.

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Companion Book The Outer Limits at 50 Arrives in Late March; Release Event Details

Dread Central - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 12:30

Between 1963 and 1965, ABC aired 49 episodes of the strange and the macabre in "The Outer Limits" (review). In honor of its 50th birthday, Creature Features is releasing The Outer Limits at 50 and celebrating with a premiere event that coincides with the opening of a new art exhibit.

Synopsis:
Creature Features is proud to present a one-of-a-kind book: THE OUTER LIMITS AT 50, written and edited by David J. Schow, author of the essential OUTER LIMITS COMPANION and the world’s leading expert on the series.

This unprecedented look at the beloved show presents over 150 new pages of rare photographs and collectibles—including many in full color, unearthed here for the first time ever.

Published exclusively by Creature Features, with a lavish introduction by original OUTER LIMITS zine publisher Ted C. Rypel, this limited trade paperback is jam-packed with never-before-published publicity and making-of photos, five decades of rare merchandise, exclusive photos of surviving props, plus stunning, newly commissioned OUTER LIMITS artworks from legendary artists Bernie Wrightson, Tim Bradstreet, Steve Bissette, and more!

The book ships in late March. Click here for pre-ordering info.

Now, as for the book release/art tribute event tie-in, here are the details:

"There Is Nothing Wrong With Your Television Set"
Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 6:00-10:00 pm
Creature Features Store and Gallery — 2904 West Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506

Featuring newly commissioned paintings, illustrations, and sculptures alongside original props and vintage memorabilia from the show.

Participating artists include Steve Bissette, Tim Bradstreet, Norman Cabrera, Monte Christiansen, Ken Daly, Ricardo Delgado, Frank Dietz, John Fasano, Wolf Forrest, Garrett Immel, Phil Joyce, Bob Lizzaraga, Rebecca Lord, Gregory Manchess, Ken Mitchroney, Kemo (aka Ken Morgan), Rafael Navarro, Greg Nicotero, Mike Parks, Jeff Pittarelli, Eric October, Tim Polecat, Mike Soznowski, William Stout, Woody Welch, Bernie Wrightson, and more.

If you’re unable to attend the opening reception, the exhibit runs thru April 12th during regular store hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-6pm and Sunday 11am-4pm.

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[Toys] NECA's 2014 'Godzilla' Unveiled!

bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 12:28

While other websites are showing you two-week-old images of another ‘zilla toy, we’ve got your first look at NECA’s prototype for the 2014 Godzilla!

Toho Kingdom shared both the 12″ and 24″ HTT versions of the new toy.

The final, unpainted resin 24″ HTT figure is seen below as well as the smaller, painted, 12″ HTT.

Gareth Edwards directs the remake arriving in theaters May 16.

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Dynamite Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Chaos! Comics

bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 12:00

In celebration of Chaos! Comics 20th anniversary this May, Dynamite Entreatment is reviving some of their iconic horror characters for a new “CHAOS!” Miniseries. The six-issue series will be penned by Tim Seeley, with art from Mirka Andolfo, and will bring back the characters of Evil Ernie, Purgatori, Chastity, and a few as yet to be named. Chaos! had some great characters back in the day, and leave it to Seeley to put some life back into them.

From the press release:

Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce that Chaos!, a six-issue miniseries heralding the return of the shared Chaos! Comics universe, will launch its first issue on May 7th, 2014. Popular horror scribe Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, G.I.Joe Vs. Transformers) will be joined the talented artist Mirka Andolfo in reuniting Evil Ernie, Purgatori, Chastity, and more in the cataclysmic Chaos! Comics 20th Anniversary revival. Dynamite will offer several cover editions to commemorate the event, including artwork by J. Scott Campbell, Tim Seeley, Emanuela Lupacchino, Charlie Adlard, Carlos Rafael, Ken Haeser, and Michael Turner.

Dynamite first announced the upcoming Chaos! miniseries during New York Comic-Con 2013, identifying the event as a cornerstone in their celebration of ten years as a comic book publisher. CEO and Publisher Nick Barrucci says, “The year 2014 holds special meaning for the folks at Dynamite, and our staff’s decade of hard work has given us an opportunity to see – and serve as the publishing home for – the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking Chaos! Comics line. Let the spine-chilling, gut-wrenching, mind-blowing shenanigans of Evil Ernie and friends commence!”

In the upcoming miniseries, several terrifying figures – including the undead Evil Ernie, goddess Purgatori, vampire Chastity, and supernatural band of misfits known as The Omen – individually witness visions of the world’s impending doom, and rush headlong into conflict. Some try desperately to avert the nuclear holocaust, out of altruism or self-interest, while others just want to raise some hell. So begins the return of the Chaos! universe on an epic scale, the resurrection of fan-favorite boogeymen and femme fatales amidst a violent, apocalyptic upheaval.

Thanks to a monumentally successful run in the 1990s, the Chaos! Comics universe appealed to a huge demographic of comic readers, those who were – as Seeley puts it – looking for “something dangerous, scary, and sexy to read. Chaos! was like punk music, late night horror movies, and a lingerie catalog rolled into one perfect creation.” Dynamite gave that fan base a hint of the new Chaos! to come when they released the 2012/2013 Evil Ernie miniseries to fan and critical acclaim.

Chaos! #1 will feature a wide selection of cover variants, presented by some of comics’ most talented artists. The Main Cover will be supplied by J. Scott Campbell (Danger Girl). Variant Cover A will feature the artwork of writer Tim Seeley himself, while Variant Cover B showcases Emanuela Lupacchino (Ghost Rider). A Subscription-Only Variant Cover, intended as a reward for dedicated fans who preorder with their local comic shop retailers, will feature the art of Carlos Rafael (Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris). A Blank Authentix Cover will be created for the first issue, featuring blank white space on the cover perfect for convention artist commissions or the creative whims of the do-it-yourself fan.

Additional cover artwork by Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead) and the late Michael Turner (Fathom, Soulfire) will be featured on special Retailer Incentive Original Art Covers, rewarded to and available from select retailers that meet certain ordering thresholds through Diamond Comic Distributors.

In addition to the Retailer Incentive Original Art Covers, Dynamite Entertainment is offering other special opportunities for retailers to support the Chaos! launch in a big way:

Artist Ken Haeser (The Living Corpse) has created a Retailer Exclusive Variant Cover, available for retailers to order through Diamond Comics. Numerous retailers can share the Haeser artwork, but have personalized store names built into the front cover design.

Dynamite also invites retailers to contact their Marketing Manager, Keith Davidsen (keith.davidsen@dynamite.com, 856-312-1040 x114) if they would like to create unique Chaos! #1 Retailer Exclusive Variant Covers featuring artwork not available anywhere else.

Chaos! #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ March Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release on May 7, 2014. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Chaos! with their local comic book retailers. Chaos! will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.

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Exclusive Clip from Flu Is Highly Contagious

Dread Central - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 12:00

We told you about the new Korean horror flick Flu back in January, and time has flown, kids! The flick is hitting DVD tomorrow, March 18th, and right now we have an infectious new and exclusive clip for you that's nothing to sneeze at! Check it out!

Sung-su Kim (Beat, Scream City) delivers the viscous viral outbreak thriller Flu, debuting on DVD March 18th from CJ Entertainment.

The all-star cast includes Hyuk Jang (The Client), Soo Ae (Sunny, A Family), Yoo Hae-jin (Musa-The Warrior, King and the Clown), and newcomer Min-ah Park.

Synopsis
A human trafficker is infected with an unknown virus and dies in a Bundang hospital, covered in red rashes and coughing up blood. Less than 24 hours after the death of the first patient, similar cases are reported all over Bundang. The medics despair over the super-virus that has no known cure, but they soon find hope when they hear of a sole survivor who may have developed antibodies against this ruthless viral mutation.

As medical professionals rush to find the sole individual with the potential key for a cure, fatalities rise, and soon the government has no choice but to quarantine the city. Amidst the ensuing panic, wild desperation, and violence, the struggle for life between the infected and non-infected begins to spiral out of control.

Special Features

  • “The Making of Flu” Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Concept Art

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    Mark Waid Conjures Up 'Doctor Spektor: Master Of The Occult'

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:52

    Dynamite announced that they will release a new series from Mark Waid and Neil Edwards in May, titled “Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult”. The series updates the classic supernatural investigator, bringing him into a modern world with modern monsters. On top of his monster-smashing abilities, he’s also fully embraced 21st century social media. There are also loads of variant covers and special rewards for retailers, so check it all out below.

    From the press release:

    Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce the upcoming May 28th release of Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult #1. The new comic book series reimagines a classic supernatural detective into a monster-hunting media sensation, courtesy of writer Mark Waid (Daredevil) and artist Neil Edwards (Fantastic Four). Doctor Spektor will be the highly anticipated fourth release in the publisher’s successful Gold Key line, which includes Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, Magnus: Robot Fighter, and Solar: Man of the Atom.

    In the new series, Doctor Adam Spektor has spent the past fifteen years travelling the globe, ending the threat posed by werewolves, vampires, ghosts, and other supernatural beings. Beyond his monster hunting, he has become renowned as a television legend, Wall Street wolf, internet mogul, tabloid bad boy, master metaphysicist, and spiritualist. Yet his success has brought him no peace. Some part of him is missing, something he needs, but can’t name. The Master of the Occult is about to find what’s missing… and in a very unlikely place.

    “This project is a blast,” says Mark Waid, one of the comic industry’s leading writers and current writer of Dynamite’s The Green Hornet series. “It plays into all the non-superhero things that interest me – magic, performance, celebrity culture, and the pressures one feels under the public spotlight. Doctor Spektor is a pop-culture illusionist who’s half Criss Angel, half Van Helsing – a demon hunter who has turned vampire-and-werewolf-and-zombie killing into a reality show. Now he’s finally found something that scares even him – and the world watches him crumble when he tries to confront it. Can he redeem himself in the public eye, and in his own?”

    The announcement of Doktor Spektor’s May release follows upon the successful launch of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter #1 in early February. Due to high demand, the first printing of 37,000 units sold out through Diamond Comics (the world’s largest distributor of English language comic books) prior to its on-sale date, a rare feat in the modern comic market. The Turok debut also garnered a huge wave of fan and critical praise, which bodes well for the new Gold Key line of comics, publisher Dynamite Entertainment, and licensor Dreamworks Classics.

    With over twenty-five years of experience in his field, Mark Waid has written a wider variety of well-known characters than any other American comics author, from Superman to the Justice League to Spider-Man to Archie and hundreds of others. His award-winning graphic novel with artist Alex Ross, Kingdom Come, is one of the best-selling comics of all time.

    Neil Edwards is a comic artist based in Wrexham, North Wales, and has contributed artwork to dozens of highly recognizable comic book series, including Fantastic Four, X-Factor, The Mighty Avengers, Captain America: First Vengeance, Dark Avengers, Green Lantern Corps, Iron Man 2.0, The Adventures of Superman, and Shadowman.

    “I love how Mark Waid and Neil Edwards are pushing the occult detective concept past all boundaries with the new Doctor Spektor series,” says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “They’re taking all the elements you love about Constantine, The X-Files, and Supernatural, and shining the hot spotlights of Hollywood on them. While most occult detectives do their grim work in the dark, keeping the otherworldly menaces secret for the safety of the world, Adam Spektor flaunts his trade – and his failures – for all to see. We’re proud to work with this spectacular creative team, and excited that Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult will bring something completely unique to horror and superhero comic fans everywhere!”

    Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult #1 will feature a wide selection of cover variants, presented by some of comics’ most talented artists. The Main Cover will be supplied by Christian Ward (Young Avengers, Atomic Robo), and a Subscription-Only Variant Cover, intended as a reward for dedicated fans who preorder with their local comic shop retailers, will feature the art of Eisner Award-winning artist Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie, Black Beetle). A Blank Authentix Cover will be created for the first issue, featuring blank white space on the cover perfect for convention artist commissions or the creative whims of the do-it-yourself fan.

    Additional cover artwork by Phil Hester (Green Arrow), Jae Lee (Batman / Superman), and Ken Haeser (The Living Corpse) will be featured on special Retailer Incentive Original Art Covers, rewarded to and available from select retailers that meet certain ordering thresholds through Diamond Comic Distributors.

    In addition to the Retailer Incentive Original Art Covers, Dynamite Entertainment is offering other special rewards and opportunities for retailers to support the Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult launch in a big way:

    • Any orders of the Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult #1 Main Cover and Subscription-Only Cover will be fully returnable.

    • Artist Roberto Castro (Lords of Mars, Spider-Man Vs. Vampires) has created a Retailer Exclusive Variant Cover, available for retailers to order through Diamond Comics. Numerous retailers can share the Castro artwork, but have personalized store names built into the front cover.

    • Dynamite also invites retailers to contact their Marketing Manager, Keith Davidsen (keith.davidsen@dynamite.com, 856-312-1040 x114) if they would like to create unique Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult #1 Retailer Exclusive Variant Covers featuring artwork not available anywhere else.

    Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ March Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release on May 28, 2014. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Doctor Spektor with their local comic book retailers. The Gold Key releases of Turok, Magnus, Solar, and Doctor Spektor will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.

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    Werewolf Policeman Uses Affliction to Seek Revenge In "The Wolfman"

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:39

    Macmillan Entertainment and Everest Entertainment Group are developing a feature film from “The Wolfman,” the 2008 novel written by Nicholas Pekearo and published by Tor Books, reports Deadline.

    It’s about a lost soul who happens to be a werewolf who struggles with his affliction until he decides to focus on the bad guys who deserve it, including a serial killer preying on young girls.

    Explains the site, this development would be a dream come true by Pekearo, a crime and comic book buff who was just getting his footing as a novelist. He was also an auxiliary policeman for the NYPD who died seven years ago today after being shot six times by a crazed gunman who also killed Pekearo’s partner in Greenwich Village. NYPDThat partner, 19-year-old Yevgeniy Marshalik, was the star of his high school debating team and a student at NYU. The murders created controversy and pointed up the ludicrousness of sending out auxiliary cops who are not allowed to carry weapons. Despite this, and the fact that unarmed auxiliary cops weren’t supposed to engage armed suspects, the duo chased down the gunman after he had already killed a bartender and was looking for other victims. The book was published posthumously in 2009.

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    Climb Sugar Mountain When Holy Ghost People Arrives on DVD this April

    Dread Central - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:30

    After a strong premiere at last year's SXSW Film Festival and currently available on VOD/iTunes, The Butcher Brothers' Holy Ghost People (review here) is arriving on DVD from XLrator Media next month, April 8th to be exact.

    The film is directed by Mitchell Altieri – one half of the Butcher Brothers (The Hamiltons, The Thompsons) – and written by Kevin Artigue & Joe Egender, Altieri, and Phil Flores (the other half of the Butcher Brothers).

    Emma Greenwell, Brendan McCarthy, Joe Egender, and Cameron Richardson star.

    Synopsis
    Holy Ghost People is a Southern Gothic thriller about a teenager searching for her lost sister in the Appalachian Mountains, where she encounters a snake-handling religious cult and eventually learns the truth about her sister's fate.

    Special Features
    • Deleted scenes

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    'Cold in July,' Featuring Dexter, Gets VOD Release Date

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:24

    Jim Mickle is becoming a genre icon, having directed Mulberry Street, Stake Land and We Are What We Are.

    His latest offering premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this past January, and was quickly snatched up by IFC Midnight.

    Cold In July, the Mickle-directed drama that stars “Dexter’s” Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard, Don Johnson and Vinessa Shaw, will be opening on VOD May 28. It will also be in limited theaters, presumably Los Angeles and New York.

    Hall plays a small town Texas man who kills a home intruder and finds his life unraveling into a dark underworld of corruption and violence when the dead man’s father insists on eye for an eye justice.

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    [TV] Confirmed: "American Horror Story" Joins the Carnival

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:17

    The Nerdist Writers Panel podcast just broke the news on the overall arc for the fourth season of FX’s “American Horror Story”, where seres writer Douglas Petrie confirms a carnival theme!

    We just started season 4,” Petrie stated on the cast before confirming that the setting will in fact be carnival-themed, “Yes, it does not have a title. That’s the idea, very roughly that’s the idea.

    The carnival setting has been rumored for some time now, even before the third season, “Coven” had concluded. After the early termination of HBO’s “Carnivale,” it’s kind of exciting to see a new genre series taking on the world of carnies…

    The only other details at this time is that the series will take place in the 1950s and that Jessica Lange will return with a German accent.

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    Tabletop Terrors: Slap Around Your Enemies and Become King of Tokyo!

    Dread Central - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:15

    It's been awhile since we've posted an installment in our Tabletop Terrors series, but since we're getting a new Godzilla movie this year, it seems only right to talk about King of Tokyo from Iello Games.

    King of Tokyo was designed by legendary designer Richard Garfield. He also created this little game called Magic: The Gathering. You may have heard of it.

    What kind of game is KoT? Well, it has the simplest board you'll ever see. The board has two spaces on it.

    Unless a whole bunch of people are playing, you'll only use one of those spaces. It also has dice and cards. Is it a dice game? A card game? A board game?

    YES!

    Each player chooses a monster. These are very cleverly named to avoid all copyright infringement claims but are clearly modeled after big critters we all know and love. The giant ape is The King, the giant radioactive lizard is GigaZaur, the robotic giant lizard is MechDragon, and so on. In the base game the monster chosen really doesn't matter, but in the near-mandatory Power Up Expansion, each one has its own "Evolution" cards that allow them to gain new powers specific to them as the game progresses.

    There's also a Halloween Expansion with two new monsters, Pumpkin Jack and Boogey Woogey (which come with their own sets of Evolution cards); "Costume" cards, and lots more.

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    When play begins, the first player to roll an attack symbol takes over Tokyo. Once there, when they attack, they attack everyone outside Tokyo. However, everyone else attacks THEM. They can only leave Tokyo once they're attacked; then they can choose to switch with their attacker, putting them in the hot seat.

    The problem is, you only score victory points when you're in Tokyo. The first monster to 20 wins the game!

    Every player rolls six special dice on their turn. The dice have numbers and symbols. The numbers represent energy, and the symbols represent attacks and health. Roll 3 of a number, and you collect that many energy tokens. Roll an attack symbol, and that's an attack point. Roll a health symbol, and you regain a point of health.

    It's the dice that drive the game, but as you'll see from the above photo, cards play into it as well. You use your collected energy token to purchase ability cards. These cards provide their owners with special abilities that make them stronger, healthier, or allow them to do more damage to their opponents. Some stick around for good; others are used once and then discarded.

    Using abilities to modify things, players take turns at the dice. You have three chances to finalize your roll. Each roll you can save as many of your dice as you like or re-roll. By doing so, you can shoot for specific goals, such as a focused attack or a gain of many energy tokens.

    Since you cannot regain health if you are in Tokyo, the game becomes a fast-paced slam-fest where players try to take down the current King before they score enough points to win. Managing your health while gaining points is the key to success.

    KoT inevitably becomes a festival of trash talk. A great game to break out with friends, most of the abilities (and the expansion packs' Evolutions) are effectively dick moves. Much like Munchkin, the name of the game is screwing over your friends for maximum gain. Steal their abilities, knock them out of Tokyo, or force them in when they're hurting and can't survive the focus. Either way, the objective is coming out on top, and giant monsters don't play nice.

    Like most of Garfield's games, this is a masterpiece of design. It falls outside most genre staples yet is easy to learn and incredibly fun to play for novice and veteran alike. Once you add in the expansions, you'll quickly find a monster whose style fits yours, and you'll be ripping the limbs off your buddies in no time.

    Learn more about King of Tokyo at the Iello Games website.

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    Latest 'Oculus' TV Spot Questions Reality

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:10

    One of the best horror films of the year now has a new TV Spot that questions reality…

    In theater August 11 from Relativity, the new TV Spot for Oculus, from director Mike Flanagan, questions what’s in front of everyone’s eyes. What’s real in this twisted mirror’s evil game?

    Bloody Disgusting was one of the first ever to review the film last September out of its TIFF world premiere.

    The story centers on a murder that left two children orphans with authorities charging the brother while his sister believed that the true culprit was a haunted antique mirror. Now completely rehabilitated and in his twenties, the brother is ready to move on but his sister is determined to prove that the haunted mirror was responsible for destroying their family.

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    'The Grudge: Beginning of the End' Trailer Clicks With Terror

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:06

    When you hear the clicking of her voice, you knows something terrible is about to happen…

    Setting up a 15th anniversary celebration, the Ju-on virus continues to spread through Japan.

    We revealed a few weeks back that Ochiai Masayuki, who directed Infection, Hypnosis and the absolutely atrocious 2008 remake of Shutter, is set to pen and get behind the camera for Ju-on: Owari no Hajimari, or The Grudge: Beginning of the End. The announcement was made at Tokyo’s Akagi Shrine.

    In the latest entry, “An elementary school teacher named Yui visits the home of a boy named Toshio Saeki 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.

    We now have the film’s Japanese teaser trailer for the film that eyes Nozomi Sasaki and Kai Kobayashi to star.

    Filming begins tomorrow with a release date already slated for June 28.

    Ju-on: Owari no Hajimari marks the seventh Japanese film, making it the 10th in the franchise (if you include the three U.S. The Grudge films).

    Ju-on (OV) (2000)
    Ju-on 2 (OV) (2000)
    Ju-on: The Grudge (2003)
    Ju-on: The Grudge 2 (2003)
    Ju-on: Black Ghost (2009)
    Ju-on: White Ghost (2009)

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    Experiment With This Exclusive Clip From The Dinosaur Experiment

    Dread Central - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:00

    It's Monday; you're grumpy and already want the week over with. We're right there with ya! So how about we blow off a little steam by digging on this exclusive clip from The Dinosaur Experiment?

    It’s kill... or be killed... in The Dinosaur Experiment, aka Raptor Ranch, coming to VOD on April 1, 2014, and DVD on May 6, 2014, from Uncork’d Entertainment.

    Fossil Ridge, once believed to be a cattle ranch, is discovered to be a breeding ground for vicious prehistoric velociraptors. When the bloodthirsty dinosaurs escape, the townspeople must fight to survive.

    The Dinosaur Experiment stars Lorenzo Lamas (USA’s "Renegade," CBS’s "The Bold and the Beautiful"), Donny Boaz (The Con-Test, Killer School Girls from Outer Space, The Great Debaters), Declan Joyce (Now Here, Six, Scorched), Lexy Hulme (Lord of Tears), and Jana Mashonee.

    Synopsis
    Fossil Ridge, a quaint little town in Texas, is 100 miles from anywhere... home to one gas station, which doubles as a diner, and not much else. But the sleepy community is abruptly turned upside down when it’s discovered that a local cattle ranch is actually a breeding ground for ferocious velociraptors—bloodthirsty dinosaurs long thought extinct. When the vicious beasts escape, the terrified townspeople must fight to survive the deadly, prehistoric killers.

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    Catch 'Midnight Syndicate Live!' At Cedar Point's HalloWeekends

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:45

    Midnight Syndicate, the composing duo of Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka who are responsible for some of the most widely used Halloween CDs, have announced that they will be premiering a horror-themed multimedia concert entitled Midnight Syndicate Live! Legacy of Shadows at amusement park Cedar Point during their 18th annual HalloWeekends event.

    Douglas comments, “HalloWeekends is the perfect place to launch the first Midnight Syndicate Live! experience. The venue is awesome and will allow us to fully realize the exciting, one-of-a-kind show we envision. We’re also really psyched to be working with a legendary amusement park that Gavin (Goszka) and I both grew up in.

    Cedar Point Corporate VP of Enterainment Charles Bradshaw adds, “Working with these industry leading music producers on a live show is an exciting prospect. The final product is going to amaze.

    There are also some big names in horror attached to this project, including Robert Kurtzman (From Dusk Til Dawn), Gary Jones (Boogeyman, Axe Giant), Beki Ingram (Faceoff), and more.

    I’m definitely going to attend as I’m only a few hours from Cedar Point and it’s always a good time there!


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    Peta Sergeant Talks Patrick's Chills and Tension, Working with GoT's Charles Dance, Joining The Originals, and More

    Dread Central - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:45

    Peta Sergeant joins "The Originals" tomorrow night, but maybe you already caught her over the weekend in her saucy nurse’s uniform in the remake of 1978’s Aussie cult classic Patrick.

    It’s just now available on VOD (unleashed on Friday the 14th), and I do highly recommend it. I never did see the original – but I love the whole idea of a supposedly comatose patient (the titular Patrick, played by Jackson Gallagher) who’s actually sentient… and maybe even evil.

    Deftly directed by Mark Hartley (who previously did the well-received doc on Australian horror films Not Quite Hollywood), Patrick (review here) has a great old-school dread to it I just know everyone will want to see (and here's hoping everyone will want to read this interview with the delightful Ms. Sergeant as well)!

    For you "Originals" fans, on Page 2 Peta gives her take on new character Francesca, a beautiful woman from a powerful New Orleans family who approaches Elijah with an intriguing offer of support.

    Dread Central: I haven’t seen the original Patrick so I was curious to know if you had seen it before you took this on.

    Peta Sergeant: I didn’t before I took it on, but when I was cast, of course, I had to go find it and see what it was all about. And it was fun. It was a fun movie and definitely a product of its time. I think Mark’s done an amazing job. I think he has done a lot more than just remake the original film. He kind of made a whole new film.

    The original Patrick is much a product of that 70s era filmmaking, and it's definitely a product of the times it was made. It's very Goth in cinema and the hospital setting and has florescent lighting. It’s a product of its time, and Mark has really taken all of its ideas and some of the images from the original film and translated them into this amazing Gothic thriller. He actually has translated the genre as much as the film.

    DC: I have to say, I was really impressed when I saw his remake in the context of how beautiful it is. It’s very Gothic with the lighting and the camera angles.

    PS: And it's very chilling too, you know. I think that is something that he struck a balance between - capturing some of the high tension that comes out of that generation of horror films in the past, kind of B-movie. He has kind of enhanced it. He has kept the best parts of that and the worst parts were discarded, and he just reset it in this amazing kind of very chilling atmosphere.

    So I think he has done a great job of balancing out the sort of thriller chiller parts of the movie that don’t exist in the original Patrick. And I think that is something he has done really cleverly, which is what people want. And I think he managed with the production design and what he could with Robbie Perkins and Gary Richards, our DP/Cinematographer; they just created something that is so beautiful to look at and thought of as art house. They really created something brand new.

    DC: Mark’s documentary Not Quite Hollywood made a pretty big splash about the Ozploitation genre and all those films of the 70’s and how they were influenced by lesser-known Australian auteurs. So I know that he is already an accomplished filmmaker, but this is his first narrative film… what made you decide you wanted to sign up for this?

    PS: I believe Mark had become familiar with my work through another film I had just done a year before with Justin Dix called Crawlspace. Justin and Mark were friends and knew each other in long track in Melbourne and from both being huge fans of genre fiction. He contacted me, and we Skyped a conversation. And he really conveyed what he wanted to do with the new film, and a lot of that was in the script as well. You could almost hear the music. But it was very heightened, and I really loved the character. She really drew me in from the beginning. I had a lot of questions about her, but the opportunity to work with Charlie Dance and Rachel Griffiths is something you don’t really say 'no' to.

    I was one of those people that started watching "Game of Thrones" in its third season and was like, 'This is too much for me.' But I am a big fan at that point - it was an around Season Two kind of point - and that is a big opportunity for any actor.

    DC: So what was Charles Dance like, reality vs. expectation?

    PS: Ah, he was amazing! He was fantastic. He's just so delightful. He was just everything you expect a fabulous English gentleman to be. He was absolutely delightful and charming and a bit naughty. He is just a very generous type of guy. I think that was the thing that took me most by surprise. You are just never sure if someone is going to hang out in their dressing room or what they are going to be like, and that’s all fair enough when people are working to be focused and stuff, and there is nothing wrong with that. He was just so much fun and extremely generous, myself and the other actors included, and yes, just a really cool guy to hang out with.

    DC: You also hang out with a guy that is so cool and laid back that he is in a coma in this movie! So what was it like to work with Jackson Gallagher? Was that really him lying there?

    PS: Yes, there was no double or latex body; it was all Jackson. No dummy body there, ever. He is awesome, but he has this… Actually when I saw the film, when it premiered in Melbourne, I was so delighted to see [something] I didn’t know if they were going to keep in the edit, but they [did]… we all burst out laughing.

    I don’t know if you recall it, but there is a scene when we are changing the bed clothes and Patrick is lying in the bed. I am quite rough with him, you know. We just kept doing it, and Mark was like, 'Just be rougher, rougher, rougher,’ and Jackson… I actually never worked horror movies cause I am scared so easily. They are a lot of fun to make, but I just can't watch them. I am so jumpy. And Mark, he said to me, ‘I now know why you keep getting cast in these movies; it's because you have the most epic scream. You just have a scream made for horror pictures. That is one hell of a set of pipes you got on there.’ And when Jackson found that out, he just made it his mission to scare me whenever possible.

    So we were shooting that scene, and they would call 'Cut,' and poor Jackson just had to lie there hooked up to these bits and had the art department unhook and hook it up. It was just too much. You know when moving the camera it's going to be ten minutes, and Johnny and Peter, you can step aside; Jackson, sorry, you have to lie there. And he just made it his mission to just scare me, which he did very successfully many times that day. And so as a little payback when the cameras were rolling, you might think that’s funny when the cameras aren’t rolling, but wait, I am going to get you when the cameras are rolling. And so as kind of a little payback, I kind of made it my mission to scare him, which he never did. He never even blinked; it was amazing.

    DC: You mentioned that you have been cast in some other horror things. I noticed that you have "The Originals" now. What’s the story on that?

    PS: It’s actually a spinoff from "The Vampire Diaries"… the same creator and producer. It's werewolves, witches, vampires; and these characters are the Originals, which are vampires that cannot die. They have other powers as well. [One of] the Originals [is] a… hybrid. You know… mixed blood in the lineage... So they have all of the supernatural powers in them. They can't die, they are completely immortal, not susceptible to the same things other vampires are, so they live for like thousands and thousands of years. And it's surrounded around the drama [of] everyone knows that family is tough, but what happens when you have to live with your family for thousands of years? (laughter)

    So it's kind of defining the different supernatural elements but also the infighting and betrayal within the Original family. I come in, and when I enter the scene, there are all these different factions and elements all living and plotting…

    When I enter... I kind of find my way in and manage to become the person that is around and make myself a kind of integral part of negotiations. Each faction is represented by someone. The werewolve by somebody and the witches and the Originals. So I kind of come in and become the central leader of the human faction. I think it will be fun; as much as everybody loves the supernatural, I think people will love to go, ‘Oh great, there is a human who is going to be in the faction, too.’ It's like the humans don’t have any power, they don’t have anything going for them, so I kind of come in and go, ‘Yes, we do.’ Which is fun.

    Patrick Synopsis
    When a young nurse begins work at an isolated psychiatric ward, she quickly becomes fascinated with Patrick, a brain dead patient who is the subject of a mad scientist’s cruel and unusual experiments. What starts as an innocent fascination quickly takes a sinister turn as Patrick begins to use his psychic powers to manipulate her every move and send her life into a terrifying spiral out of control.

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    Eric Red's The Guns of Santa Sangre Brings Us Werewolves in the Old West

    Dread Central - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:30

    Writer/director Eric Red (known for the films Near Dark, The Hitcher, and 100 Feet) decided to take werewolves in a whole new direction in his latest horror novel, The Guns of Santa Sangre, set in old Mexico.

    Red's tale revolves around a trio of gunfighters up against a group of particularly hairy adversaries with an Old West background. The Guns of Santa Sangre is Red's second book. He calls it "…the most blood-splattered, furriest, fanged, bullet-riddled, action-packed hell-for-leather ride you've ever saddled up for."

    Synopsis
    They're hired guns. The best at what they do. They've left bodies in their wake across the West. But this job is different. It'll take all their skill and courage. And very special bullets. Because their targets this time won't be shooting back. They'll fight back with ripping claws, tearing fangs, and animal cunning. They're werewolves...

    A pack of bloodthirsty wolfmen has taken over a small Mexican village, and the gunmen are the villagers' last hope. The light of the full moon will reveal the deadliest showdown the West has ever seen—three men with six-shooters facing off against snarling, inhuman monsters.

    The book's available now from Samhain Publishing. For more info on The Guns of Santa Sangre and the author, visit the official Eric Red website.

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