Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with heavy metal band Noctum to bring you an exclusive first listen to their upcoming album Final Sacrifice, which comes out this Tuesday via Metal Blade Records! And since the album is a fictional horror story, where each song is a chapter in a greater story, we’ve also got guitarist Daniel Johansson and bassist Tobias Rosén comparing each song to a horror movie for you to read below! They take the feel and atmosphere of each track and let you know which horror movie they think best fits the overall aesthetic, which gives these songs an extra creepy feel!
Head on down below for the full experience and be sure to pre-order your copy here!
1. “Conflagration” (Response by David)
Conflagration is the first track, and it is supposed to build up excitement! Thus it feels natural to relate it to John Carpenter’s Halloween. Kinda safe in the beginning but suddenly strikes! It also in some way expresses melancholy that somehow reflects the character of Michael Myers.
2. “Liberty in Death” (Response by Tobias)
The song starts off with a pumping intro and transforms into a rare groove before it hits a straight face punching riff.
The chorus is catchy and the song also includes a melodic stick, “Liberty in Death” possesses a variety of riffs and inspiration.
I would connect this song with the horror movie Night of the Living Dead.
3. ”Resurrected in Evil” (Response by David)
“Resurrected in Evil” is an energy driven track, a resurrection of madness and desperate attempts for revenge. It sort of reflects the evil madness of Freddy Krueger, since he was betrayed and burnt to death. Thus showcasing the reason for his revenge, spread horror and fear.
4. “Deadly Connection” (Response by Tobias)
This is the one instrumental song on Final Sacrifice and a jam song with a lot of playfulness. Every instrument has its party in completing this track.
The strength is that not a single minute feels boring, there’s always something going on. It’s hard to set a horror movie to a song without lyrics but I would probably say Event Horizon.
5. “Void of Emptiness” (Response by David)
“Void of Emptiness” has a smooth feeling, moderate tempo, and an intense guitar solo. Let the smoothness be the plot story of Psycho, and the ending guitar solo is the epic shower scene.
6. “The Revisit” (Response by Tobias)
One of the best tracks of the album in my opinion, there’s just a lot of different riffs and the main riff reminds me of nothing I’ve ever heard before.
Yet again a catchy chorus and all you can think about during the full track is more or less, death. Because of the variety of riffs and the uniqueness of the song, yet filled with death, I would say Hellraiser is the horror movie that most relates to this one.
7. “Burning Will” (Response by David)
“Burning Will” is a groovy song, it’s like the movie The Wickerman, you will have to listen to it a few times to appreciate it. It kind of has some heaviness that was not really achieved on our other songs.
8. “Temple of the Living Dead” (Response by Tobias)
“Temple of the Living Dead” shows the best part of the fast Noctum as well as slower doom side of Noctum. It collides in such a perfect arrangement where your mind might be totally blown away. Because of the two main elements that are pretty far away from each other yet very close I would choose the movie Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
9. “Azoth” (Response by David)
Epic ending for an epic movie: Pet Cemetery. They both include the main components; evilness, blood, excitement and horror. They both have this emotional touch as well, and there by makes it brilliant. Also the ending of “Azoth” feels like complete chaos of resurrection, just like the emotional madness in the case of the Pet Cemetery.
Sounds kind of like a threat, doesn’t it?
The Playlist caught up with director Roland Emmerich who was quite honest when it came to questions surrounding Independence Day 2, so much so that he let it slip that there are “two versions” of the script that have been written.
Asks the site, there’s a version of the script with Will Smith‘s character and a version without? “Yes,” Emmerich confirmed. He also said that the script work by White House Down scribe Jamie Vanderbilt had been completed (on both versions, presumably). Somewhat optimistically, the director remarked that, “It’s looking good [for the version with Smith].“
There are two takeaways from this conversation, which are hinted at the earlier portion of Playlist’s interview in which Emmerich tells them that the film is “a daily battle…The budget, the schedules, the actors…” First, we can assume Smith would get the largest payday, and based on Emmerich’s aforementioned budget jab it we can also assume that there’s a chance they won’t be able to reach an agreement. So, having a script without Smith is incredible smart.
Or, it could be as simple as Smith’s schedule, which has to be pretty heavy even after the release of the atrocious After Earth.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of Vincent Price, one of horror’s greatest icons. Not only did he have a wealth of horror movies under his belt, he possessed a charisma, a charming, engaging presence that few actors since have held. He also had one of the most recognizable voices in entertainment history. When he spoke, it was impossible to not listen. And what he could do with just his voice was nothing shy of incredible, his range of emotion seemingly endless.
Price was born in St. Louis, MO in 1911 and began acting in 1938, when he starred in Rowland V. Lee’s Service de Luxe. His first foray into horror came in 1939, when he starred in Lee’s Tower of London, opposite Boris Karloff. He was most popular in the horror genre in the 50′s and 60′s, starring in such films as The Fly, Tingler, House ON Hanted Hill, just to name a few. Price was also widely used in many film adaptations of Edgar Allen Poe, including House Of Usher, The Masque Of Red Death, The Raven, The Pit And The Pendulum, and more. Price’s last film role was in Tim Burton’s 1990 film Edward Scissorhands. He passed away in 1993 in Los Angeles, CA.
Below are two videos that I feel represent Price. The first is Price reading Poe’s “The Raven”, which I feel shows his love of literature, horror, and the power of his voice. The second is Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, which features a monologue and a fantastically creepy laugh from Price, showing how his work touched those even beyond the silver screen.
R.I.P Mr. Price. Your work will live in infamy and your voice still resounds after all these years.
In honor of the 35th anniversary of Halloween, Jamie Lee Curtis has partnered with global charity auction site Charitybuzz to auction off Michael Meyers masks from her personal collection! The scream queen has generously donated a replica of the mask from the original 1978 film, one of five in her private collection, with signatures from the surviving original cast members (pictured); John Carpenter, Nancy Loomis, Kyle Richards, and more; making this an incredibly rare item for any memorabilia collector!!
There is also a film-used mask from H2O: Halloween 20 Years Later up for grabs, featuring signatures from Michelle Williams, LL Cool J, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Josh Hartnett, and more.
Charitybuzz has even more amazing Halloween-themed auctions this Fall season, from star-studded costume parties to TV show walk-ons! Rob Zombie fans can bid to meet him at the Great American Nightmare Music Festival and watch his live show Nov 2. Heidi Klum is auctioning off the chance for a fan see what outrageous costume she’ll wear to her highly anticipated Halloween Party when they meet her in New York City. Even more of Hollywood’s elite will be in attendance at David Arquette’s Halloween bash at his club in “Bootsy Bellows” in LA. Finally, fans of HBO’s “True Blood” are in for a treat when they visit the set and enjoy an extra role during the show’s last season. For more information about these exciting Halloween auctions, click here.
ScreenDaily reports that Bleiberg Entertainment’s Compound B genre division will introduce AFM buyers next month to Strange Blood.
Photographer and production designer Chad Michael Ward marks his feature directorial debut on the story “about a doctor whose research into a panacea goes out of control.”
Pearry Teo will produce through his Pearry Teo Presents label aimed at discovering emerging genre talent. Rosie Zwaduk and Elissa Eve are also producing while Ehud Bleiberg and Nicholas Donnermeyer serve as executive producers for Compound B.
Production on Strange Blood is set to begin in November on the project starring newcomer Robert Brettenaugh stars alongside Alexandra Bard.
FX continued on its relentless pace this evening with another shock-filled episode of “American Horror Story: Coven”. As always, we’re left with a cliffhanger that should have most of you guys salivating for next week’s episode. If you can’t stand another second of waiting, here’s the promo and now a bunch of images for episode 3.04, “Fearful Pranks Ensue”, which airs Oct. 30 at 10 p.m. EST.
In it, “1961: When an African American teenager is lynched, Marie Laveau, who has no faith in the Civil Rights Movement, takes a ghastly revenge.
Today: Queenie has been horribly violated and terribly injured, and Fiona blames Marie. She won’t send Queenie to a hospital; they’ll take care of her themselves to avoid attracting attention… and the wrath of the Council of Witchcraft. But Fiona does send Marie a bloody message… one that will rattle the decades-long truce between the Salem witches and the Voodoo Queen. Meanwhile, Zoe tends to a traumatized Kyle, but when he runs away, she must find him before he can do any more harm. And Madame LaLaurie is worried, because today is Halloween – the day that fearful pranks ensue if the proper offerings are not made. As Fiona scoffs at her superstitions, an enraged Marie prepares for a terrible payback, and a humbled Madame LaLaurie finds herself indebted to Queenie. Myrtle, Quentin and Pembroke, three representatives from the Council of Witchcraft, come to pay a visit; unaware of Queenie’s condition or the violation of the truce with Marie, they come on far graver business – business that could be bad news for Fiona. Myrtle has had dire suspicions about Fiona for a very, very long time. But both Spalding and Cordelia have secrets that will impact the Council’s investigation. Elsewhere, we learn that Hank, too, has a secret. And as Halloween night falls, a terrifying army is raised, the girls go out to search for a missing friend, and Spalding hosts a ghastly tea party.”
“American Horror Story: Coven” stars Jessica Lange, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Taissa Farmiga, Kathy Bates, Gabourey Sidibe, Angela Bassett, Patti LuPone, Emma Roberts, Denis O’Hare, Alexandra Breckenridge, Christine Ebersole, Danny Huston and Lily Rabe.
A new poster has been released for the upcoming Australian horror feature Throwback.
“Throwback follows two modern-day treasure hunters, a female park ranger and an unhinged ex-cop as they tangle with a Bigfoot-type monster known as a Yowie in the remote jungles of northern Australia.”
The film stars Shawn Brack, Anthony Ring, Melanie Serafin, and Vernon Wells of The Road Warrior and Commando fame.
Designed by Brazilian artist Juarez Ricci, the retro-style poster evokes the ’60s/’70s creature features and pulp adventure movies that inspired the film itself.
Writer/Director Travis Bain says he wanted to avoid the clichés of contemporary movie posters.
“From the get-go I knew I wanted an illustrated poster rather than your typical modern ‘floating heads’ Photoshop design,” Bain says. “Juarez’s work reminds me of the old Drew Struzan and Richard Amsel posters I grew up with, so he was a natural choice to create this artwork.”
The new one-sheet poster is available for collectors to purchase here.
Throwback recently premiered at the Bram Stoker International Film Festival in England, and Australian and North American premieres are expected to be announced over the coming months. Already the film has received strong interest from the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in New York, which recently invited Bain to submit Throwback for consideration for their 2014 programme.
Throwback is expected to be released on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD in 2014.
Cartoon Network’s Emmy Award-winning hit animated comedy series “Regular Show” is back with its fifth and most frightening DVD ever, just in time for Halloween! “The Regular Show: Fright Pack” DVD, now available in stores everywhere, features “Terror Tales of the Park II,” the 2-part Halloween special as its lead episode, wherein Mordecai, Rigby, Margaret and Benson tell scary stories on their way to a Halloween party. Also included on the DVD are 12 other hilarious episodes from the first four seasons of the top-rated show created by J.G. Quintel.
Whether you’re a fan of the show or not, you should be entering this contest as we’ll be giving away (2) DVDs that are accompanied by a Mordecai or Rigby Halloween Costume (unfortunately, all that’s left is for female kids)! If you haven’t seen the show yet, I promise that you’ll burn through the entire DVD in one sitting, and then dress up as one of the two characters for your Halloween party! The costumes are courtesy of Spirit Halloween.
TO ENTER: All you have to do is send YOUR FULL NAME and FULL ADDRESS to firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners chosen at random, and must live in the U.S. No PO Boxes.
Along with a character gallery bonus feature, “Regular Show: Fright Pack” will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.82 and features the following episodes: Terror Tales of the Park (2-part episode), Terror Tales of the Park II (2-part episode), Dead at Eight, Jinx, Grave Sights, Ello Gov’nor, Death Bear, Skunked, See You There, Meat Your Maker, The Best VHS in the World, Dizzy, Last Meal, and Skips’ Stress.
“Regular Show: Fright Pack” is the latest addition to the show’s growing home entertainment franchise from Cartoon Network, which includes top-selling episodic DVDs “Regular Show: Slack Pack,” “Regular Show: The Best DVD In The World.” “At This Moment In Time” and “Regular Show: Party Pack,” not to mention the recently-released “Regular Show”: The Complete First and Second Seasons Blu-ray and DVD release, which is bursting at the seams with bonus features.
An original animated comedy series from creator Quintel and Cartoon Network Studios, “Regular Show” features best friends Mordecai (a six-foot-tall blue jay) and Rigby (a hyperactive raccoon). The two are groundskeepers at a park owned by Pops, a humanoid-looking lollipop who has spent his entire life there. The job is so deadly dull that the two friends will do anything they can to avoid it. This doesn’t go over well with their boss Benson (an anthropomorphic gumball machine) — but their efforts often result in insane escapades that delight Pops. The series recently won a 2012 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Short-format Animated Program as well as a 2012 Ottawa Intl. Animation Festival Best Television Animation Made for Children. In addition, the series was nominated for a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Award for Best Television Series (Kids).
New episodes of “Regular Show “premiere Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network with multiple replays throughout the week.
So there was a rumor floating around that Metallica was going to be doing a gig in Antarctica later this year. It seemed rather silly and preposterous because penguins aren’t exactly the best audience in the world (although they ARE freakin’ adorable). But lo and behold it turns out that the rumors are 100% true! Below is a message from Metallica’s official website that explains the full details of their upcoming bitterly cold journey!
After over 30 years as a band, we have been unbelievably fortunate to visit just about every corner of the earth . . . except for one. That is all about to change as we are set travel to Antarctica, the only continent that Metallica has never played on until now!! We are partnering with Coca-Cola Zero for one of the most unique and special concert events in our career as we’ll be performing near the heliport of the Argentine Antarctic Base Carlini on Sunday, December 8, 2013.
Latin American fans in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Mexico will be able to enter a contest for the chance to win an Antarctic cruise that sails December 3-10 and will stop at Carlini. We’ll be playing inside a dome on the base and in another twist, the show will be transmitted to the audience via headphones with no amplification . . . a real first for us! The show will also be streamed live for our friends in those Latin American countries who cannot join us at the base and filmed to share with everyone at a later date.
To enter the contest to join us in Antarctica, click here: http://www.coca-colazero.com.ar. Contest entry begins on October 28th.
Pack up those warm clothes and we’ll see you at the bottom of the planet!
A new supernatural thriller is on the way that will see star Will Smith begin to start Selling Time. Let's just hope this isn't a practice run for a stint selling "bling" late night on QVC in like 20 years.
According to The Wrap, Smith is attached to star in the film for 20th Century Fox. Smith does not have an official deal in place, but he is in the process of coming aboard. Coincidentally, he was attached to star in Selling Time several years ago before scheduling conflicts got in the way. Directors are currently circling the project. Expect an announcement soon.
Selling Time follows a man who is given a chance to relive the worst day of his life in exchange for seven years off his life expectancy.
The script was initially written by former DreamWorks Television president Dan McDermott, who will rewrite the script as part of his original deal. Several other writers have taken a crack at the project including Spike Lee and brothers Steven and Derick Martini.
Next week's Episode 5.05 of "The Vampire Diaries" falls on Halloween night so of course the denizens of Mystic Falls are going to a "Monster's Ball." Here are a few photos that show what's ahead for Delena.
"The Vampire Diaries" Episode 5.05 - "Monster's Ball" (airs 10/31/13, 8-9pm)
COSTUME PARTY OF THE DAMNED — On campus, Elena (Nina Dobrev) is touched by a sad and secretive student named Aaron (guest star Shaun Sipos). Elena and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) attend the Whitmore Historical Ball dressed as Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII. At the Ball, Elena shares a dance with Dr. Maxfield (guest star Rick Cosnett), who has a disturbing message for her. Caroline’s (Candice Accola) evening at the Ball takes her from happiness to heartbreak.
Meanwhile, Nadia (guest star Olga Fonda) reveals her surprising history to Katherine (Nina Dobrev), and Damon tries to make a deal with Silas (Paul Wesley). Silas’ demand that Damon commit an unthinkable act leads to a violent confrontation.
Kat Graham and Zach Roerig also star. Kellie Cyrus directed the episode written by Sonny Postiglione.
“Walking Dead” star Chandler Riggs, pictured above, and Fantastic Four‘s Ioan Gruffudd, below, will star opposite Bella Thorne and Natalie Martinez in Home Invasion, a thriller being made by Voltage Pictures and Zinc Entertainment, a division of Silver Pictures, reports Heat Vision.
Commercials director Sean Carter is directing the thriller, which has a script by Joseph Dembner.
“The story focuses on a family imprisoned in their own home by intruders who play a life-and-death game in which the mysterious rules become clear as the night unfolds.“
With Riggs and Gruffudd on board, the family unit is now complete. Riggs joins Thorne in playing the siblings while Gruffudd will play the father to Martinez’s stepmother.
Invasion is being produced by Silver Pictures’ Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman, who developed the script, along with Voltage’s Nicolas Chartier and Craig Flores.
Get out your can openers, young lovers! The RoboCop remake has just gotten itself a new release date, and you're gonna need it if you want to access his exhaust pipe. Look for it in theatres on February 12, 2014.
Jose Padilha's film stars Joel Kinnaman as the title hero plus Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Jay Baruchel, Michael Keaton, Michael Kenneth Williams, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Abbie Cornish, Aimee Garcia, and Jackie Earle Haley.
The IMAX release of RoboCop will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Media Remastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
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In RoboCop the year is 2029, and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe, and now they want to bring this technology to the home front.
Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father, and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes its remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s life.
He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.
Clive Barker Penning Script for Hellraiser Remake! Doug Bradley Returns! The Scarlet Gospels Picked Up for Print!
HUGE breaking news, kids! Any day we get to squeeze several massive updates about Clive Barker in one story is a fine, fine day! The headline says it all; read on for details!
From Clive Barker on Facebook
HOT FROM HELL! My friends, I have some news which may be of interest to you. A few weeks ago I had a very productive meeting with Bob Weinstein of Dimension Pictures, in the course of which I pitched a remake of the first HELLRAISER film. The idea of my coming back to the original film and telling the story with a fresh intensity-honoring the structure and the designs from the first incarnation but hopefully creating an even darker and richer film-was attractive to Dimension.
Today I have officially been invited to write the script based upon that pitch. What can I tell you about it? Well, it will not be a film awash with CGI. I remain as passionate about the power of practical make-up effects as I was when I wrote and directed the first HELLRAISER. Of course the best make-up in the world loses force if not inhabited by a first-rate actor. I told the Dimension team that in my opinion there could never be a Pinhead without Doug Bradley, and much to my delight Bob Weinstein agreed. So once the papers are signed, I will open a Lemarchand Configuration, dip my quill in its contents and start writing. I promise that there will be nowhere on the Internet where the news of my progress will be more reliable than here, because the only author of these reports will be Your Infernal Corespondent, me. My very best wishes to you all, my friends.
If that's not enough to send you spinning out of control, how's this little tidbit from Clive's official site?
Clive is delighted to announce that St Martin's Press has acquired world English rights to publish The Scarlet Gospels, his upcoming novel featuring Pinhead and Harry D'Amour. St Martin's anticipates a winter 2015 publication date - more from Clive soon!
And now for something completely different. Honestly, we're not sure what to make of this one just yet. That doesn't mean that we're not eager to take part though! Read on if you're game.
According to Variety, luxury auto brand Infiniti has turned to The Blair Witch Project producers to create Deja View, an innovative new piece of branded entertainment that embraces a choose-your-own-adventure storytelling model and digital platforms, including websites and smartphones, to unfold a mystery.
In developing Deja View, the producers wanted to create an online film that adapts to the viewer, depending on their conversations with the onscreen characters. Viewers who want to participate visit Infinitiusa.com/deja-view and call 877-777-3785 on a mobile phone to start the story.
Directed by Phillip Van, the film re-counts the story of a couple driving in their Q50, unsure of who and where they are, whom to trust, and whom they are running from or to. Viewers affect the characters’ choices and flesh out the plot by having mobile phone conversations with the characters played by Charlotte Sullivan (“Rookie Blue”) and Andrew Pastides (“Hank & Asha”).
Way back in April we got word that BBC America is expanding its "Supernatural Saturday" lineup in 2014 to include a seven-part "Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell" miniseries, based on the novel by Susanna Clarke. Today we know who the cast members are.
From the Press Release:
Eddie Marsan (pictured; "Ray Donovan," The Worlds End) and Olivier award-winning Bertie Carvel (Restless, "Primeval") have been cast in BBC America’s co-production "Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell," based on the bestselling novel by Susanna Clarke and adapted by Peter Harness ("Wallander," Is Anybody There?). The new seven-part drama series is to premiere as part of the channel’s Supernatural Saturday.
Further casting includes Alice Englert (Ginger & Rosa, Beautiful Creatures), Marc Warren ("The Good Wife," "Hustle"), Samuel West ("Mr Selfridge," "Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond"), Charlotte Riley (Wuthering Heights, Easy Virtue), Enzo Cilenti ("Prisoners Wives," "Rome"), and Paul Kaye ("Game of Thrones," "Stella").
The series is directed by Toby Haynes ("The Musketeers," "Doctor Who"), and the producer is Nick Hirschkorn (Five Children and It). It is produced by Cuba Pictures (Boy A, Broken) for BBC One and co-produced with BBC America, in association with Feel Films, Far Moor, Screen Yorkshire, and Bell Media’s Space. It will be distributed by Endemol Worldwide Distribution.
Set at the beginning of the 19th century, England no longer believes in practical magic. The reclusive Mr Norrell (Marsan) of Hurtfew Abbey stuns the city of York when he causes the statues of York Cathedral to speak and move. With a little persuasion and help from his man of business Childermass (Cilenti), he goes to London to help the government in the war against Napoleon. It is there Norrell summons a fairy to bring Lady Pole (Englert) back from the dead, opening a whole can of worms...
Eddie Marsan, playing Mr Norrell, says: “I can't wait to start playing Norrell in this terrific adaptation of Susanna Clarke's novel and to be working with such a cast of actors, many of whom I've admired for so long.”
Jonathan Strange (Carvel) is charming, rich, and arrogant. While trying to secure his beloved Arabella’s (Riley) hand in marriage, he meets the magician of Threadneedle Street, Vinculus (Kaye), who tells him he is destined to be a great magician. A shaken and disturbed Strange initially dismisses the claims, but intrigue overcomes and in an attempt to find his occupation, he tries to practice magic...
Bertie Carvel, playing Jonathan Strange, says: “I read the book some years ago and was totally enchanted. I've been casting spells for the part of Strange ever since. It is a considerable surprise to find that some of them worked!”
Nick Marston, CEO of Cuba Pictures, says: “It has been a passion of ours for almost a decade to bring Susanna Clarke’s extraordinary novel to the screen. Now, thanks to the great support of the BBC, it is actually happening. Peter Harness has written a first-rate adaptation, and Toby Haynes is ready to weave his magic from the director’s chair. There is a huge ambition from the whole team to do justice to Susanna’s work and to bring the book to a brand new audience.”
Filming starts next week, and the series will be filmed in Yorkshire, Canada, and Croatia.
Executive producers are Nick Marston, Tally Garner, and Dixie Linder for Cuba Pictures; Justin Thomson-Glover and Patrick Irwin for Far Moor; and Matthew Read for the BBC. Danny Cohen, Director of Television, and Ben Stephenson, Controller of Drama Commissioning, commissioned the series for BBC One.
BREAKING: It’s been a long, hard road out of development hell, and Pinhead isn’t out of the woods just yet.
After years in development, and god awful sequels, Dimension Films is finally embarking on a quest to the seven levels of Hell with Hellraiser creator Clive Barker!
Barker, who hasn’t been involved since Hellbound: Hellraiser II, has officially announced that he will be writing the hellraiser remake for The Weinstein Company – and also revealed that Doug Bradley will return as the iconic slasher!
Halloween has come early!
Here’s a letter to fans from Clive posted on his official Facebook:
“HOT FROM HELL! My friends,I have some news which may be of interest to you. A few weeks ago I had a very productive meeting with Bob Weinstein of Dimension Pictures, in the course of which I pitched a remake of the first ‘Hellraiser’ film. The idea of my coming back to the original film and telling the story with a fresh intensity-honoring the structure and the designs from the first incarnation but hopefully creating an even darker and richer film-was attractive to Dimension.
Today I have officially been invited to write the script based upon that pitch.
What can I tell you about it?
Well, it will not be a film awash with CGI. I remain as passionate about the power of practical make-up effects as I was when I wrote and directed the first ‘Hellraiser’. Of course the best make-up in the world loses force if not inhabited by a first-rate actor. I told the Dimension team that in my opinion there could never be a Pinhead without Doug Bradley, and much to my delight Bob Weinstein agreed. So once the papers are signed, I will open a Lemarchand Configuration, dip my quill in its contents and start writing.
I promise that there will be nowhere on the Internet where the news of my progress will be more reliable than here, because the only author of these reports will be Your Infernal Corespondent, me. My very best wishes to you all, my friends.
Now, we have a brand new red band trailer for the indie, which opens day-and-date, in Premiere Cinemas across the country and on VOD October 30th.
“In 2010 “Skinwalker Ranch” gained media attention after experiencing a wide range of unexplained phenomena. Reports ranged from UFO sightings to livestock mutilation, but maybe most notable was the disappearance of ranch owner Hoyt Miller’s eight year old son, Cody on November 11, 2010. Close to a year later, Modern Defense Enterprises (MDE) has sent a team of experts to document and investigates the mysterious occurrences, which only escalate upon their arrival. The incidents become more violent, causing tensions to rise as the team must decide how far they will go to unlock the mysteries of “Skinwalker Ranch.” The group debates whether the answers are worth risking their lives for, or if they should just call off the investigation and leave the ranch – that is, if leaving is actually an option…”
McGinn stars in the film and also makes his directorial debut.
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IFC Midnight released this awesome one-sheet for Eric England’s twisted horror film Contracted. Written and directed by England, the film stars Najarra Townsend, Matt Mercer, Alice Macdonald, Katie Stegeman, Simon Barrett, Charlie Koontz, and Caroline Williams.
The film opens in limited theaters and VOD outlets (including iTunes, Xbox, PlayStation, Amazon Instant Video, GooglePlay, SundanceNow and more) on November 22 via IFC Midnight.
“Contracted tells the terrifying tale of a young girl who has a one-night stand with a stranger and contracts what she thinks is a sexually transmitted disease – but it is actually something far worse. As things begin to crumble around her, she is sent on a disturbing and bloodcurdling journey sure to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.“
From filmmakers John Campopiano & Justin White, a poster has been released for Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary, the new documentary that focuses on the adaptation of Stephen King’s “Pet Sematary.”
“Unearthed & Untold: The Path to ‘Pet Sematary’ is an independent documentary taking an extensive look at the making of Pet Sematary, the origins of the story, the stories of cast and crew, memories of the Maine locals who helped make the film, and the legacy the film has established among horror fans and scholars of Stephen King’s work. In addition to featuring many cast and crew members never before interviewed about their involvement in the film, this documentary will also take fans on a tour of all the filming locations. With never-before-seen photographs and footage from behind-the-scenes, original props from the film, media coverage of the 1988 production, and new stories about the Hollywood production being on location in Maine, Unearthed & Untold: The Path to ‘Pet Sematary’ is an all-encompassing documentary by fans for the fans.“
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