The fifth heart-pounding installment in the action-packed sci-fi comedy-adventure franchise, Tremors 5, is set to release this October on Blu-Ray Hi-Def, DVD and Digital HD. Today, we get new looks at the key cast members, Michael Gross, who returns for his fifth appearance in the Tremors films, as well as new cast member, Scream film series star Jamie Kennedy.
With even more deadly creatures on the loose, Tremors 5 continues the films’ hallmark combination of adrenaline-laced suspense, explosive action and tongue-in-cheek humor.
The film is directed by Don Michael Paul (Jarhead 2: Field of Fire, Sniper: Legacy) from a script by John Whelpley (Tremors 3: Back to Perfection) and produced by Ogden Gavanski (The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Fire, Warm Bodies).
Michael Gross (“Anger Management,” “Suits,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Family Ties,” Tremors franchise) returns as weapons enthusiast and expert subterranean creature hunter Burt Gummer with Jamie Kennedy (“The Cleveland Show,” “Ghost Whisperer,” Scream series) as his new right hand man, tech-savvy Travis. The pair are joined by an international cast as they mount a battle against the deadly creatures that turns out to be far more than they bargained for.
“The theatrical release of the original Tremors in 1990 combined suspense-filled action, sci-fi imagination and witty humor in the tale of a tiny Nevada town terrorized by giant man-eating worms known as Graboids. The Graboids eventually morphed into even more deadly creatures known as Ass Blasters. In this all-new adventure that travels halfway around the world to South Africa, the Graboids and the Ass Blasters are not only bigger and badder but Tremors 5 introduces an additional unexpected surprise that raises the stakes in the battle for survival.“
These days, Halloween has become plagued with franchise characters and a huge lack of originality.
Before there were the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Crow and The Joker, there were… bags, shirts, markers, and a mother/father’s creative touch.
Via Reddit, courtesy of Pinterest, comes this wonderful look back at Halloween 1900. Yes, 115 years ago. How unbelievably cool is this?
Si Spencer’s “Bodies” gives me the resonate feelings of Vertigo’s golden age with a near perfect premise. Four different timelines, four different teams of cops, and one body. Spencer’s story weaves around the reader and provides one of the most thrilling and intriguing premises I’ve ever had the pleasure of digging into. I have no idea where things are headed next, but I’m happy to offer this exclusive peek at what’s to come in next week’s penultimate issue “Bodies” #7.
Coppers undercover, coppers under lovers, coppers on drugs and genocide uncovered. The penultimate tick of the tock before the courtroom dock, the future shock, the hangman’s drop and the doomsday clock.
Art by: Tula Lotay, Meghan Hetrick, Phil Winslade, Dean Ormston
Cover by: Tommy Lee Edwards
Written by: Si Spencer
While NECA has their own Power Loader (and Ripley figures) arriving this year, HGC has revealed two insanely expensive versions of their own that will leave Xeno drool all over your keyboard.
The first, for only $1195.99 you can nab the standard release, limited to 1,000 pieces.
Also available is the HCG Exclusive Release, priced the same, but limited to 300. The HCG Exclusive version also comes with a high quality 24″ x 18″ print of the Powerloader blueprints and specs sheet!
The Caterpillar P-5000 Powered Work Loader, commonly referred to as a Power Loader, is a commercial mechanized anthropomorphic Exoskeleton used for lifting heavy materials and objects. More importantly it was also used by Ripley to defeat the Alien Queen!
Painstakingly recreated from the original blueprints, no detail has been spared to make this the most accurate Power Loader replica ever made.
Presented for the first time ever as a Studio Scale model – exactly the same size as the model used in filming the movie! Standing an imposing 33” tall, and 25” wide this truly is an EpicTM scale model!
Amazingly detailed, it features a webbing operator harness made of real material, a working light-up hazard light on top, and an accurate weathered finish.
As with all Hollywood Collectibles pieces this museum quality Studio Scale model is constructed from heavyweight polystone and mixed media, then hand painted to the finest detail.
Check out these two new clips from Paramount Pictures’ long delayed found-footage time travel pic, Project Almanac (formerly Welcome to Yesterday).
In theaters January 30, 2015, the Dean Israelite-directed film is “about a group of teens who embark on an adventure when they discover secret plans to build a time machine.”
Amy Landecker, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Ginny Gardner, Jonny Weston, Sir Maejor, Patrick Johnson, Gary Grubbs, Allen Evangelista, Anthony Reynolds, and Alexandra Bartee star.
“We Can Never Go Home” resonates with me long after I finished the last page. The book is a strange tale of being an outsider and finding a sense of belonging not in a club or a group but through a single person, powerfully communicated on the page by Matthew Rosenberg and Patrick Kindlon. I couldn’t help but feel sharp pangs of nostalgia when flipping through the comic because it captured exactly how I, and I imagine, we all felt during one of the shittiest times in our collective lives. Its incredible realized, poignant, and powerful stuff.
WRITTEN BY: Matthew Rosenberg & Patrick Kindlon
ART BY: Josh Hood
PUBLISHER: Black Mask Studios
RELEASE: March 25, 2015
After a rather tumultuous introduction Duncan sees something special in Madison, a girl who conceivably has everything and a boy who seemingly has nothing. It’s a story you’ve seen before, but never like this. The opening scene does a phenomenal job at selling who these characters are, and the odd attraction between them. “We Can Never Go Home” shows highschool as a breeding ground for isolation. You can’t possibly be treated like a normal human being, and the shitty result is a hierarchy of social status. We all know the one, and we all know where we fit.
But Duncan seems oddly oblivious to it. He walks the line between oblivious and enlightened. Of course he sells it as enlightened but Rosenberg and Kindlon give you plenty of reasons to doubt his claims. Despite this, throughout the issue Duncan and Madison grow closer through shared experience. They find solace in one another. And in a beautiful scene they share a mixtape. Seriously, there is nothing better than sharing music with someone you are into. You can learn so much about a person in the music they are willing to share with you, and in doing so Maddie feels some sort of attraction to Duncan, or pity, who knows?
But what they share leads them to commit something that changes their world forever. For better or worse it remains to be seen. Yet, I can’t help but read into the issue and believe that Duncan isn’t exactly truthful in his interactions with anyone. Perhaps its just me, but there is something oddly melancholic about this book, and in an even weirder way it’s liberating. Perhaps its that classic loss of innocence, or something more, I’m not quite sure yet.
Josh Hood does a phenomenal job at creating a world of teenage drama that feels authentic and violent. His art captures the vulnerability of anyone below the first rung of that social hierarchy and captures body language like it was his second nature. There are a few pages in which he manages to comfortably fill the page with more panels than I thought possible and the book still reads like a dream.
“We Can Never Go Home” will remind you of that ugly time when you thought you were so alone, but enlightens that moment by showing you the beautiful solace one can find in another person. Sometimes rebellion is the best answer, and some people weren’t made for the system they were thrown into. This is a book for everyone who ever experienced loneliness as a teenager, which, last time I checked was just about every single person I knew.
Dethlehem have been known to occasionally step away from their D&D table to melt some faces with their cheeky blend of RPG infused melodic metal. Once in a great while, they’ll also break away from rolling the dice to check out a horror film or two. And what we’ve got is each member of the band picking their top horror film! From sleaze to sci-fi, this list has got something for everyone.
Make sure to pick up the band’s new album Destroyers Of The Realm via Bandcamp.
We just landed the trailer for Adam Green’s Digging Up the Marrow, which will be released theatrically February 20, 2015, and it’s pretty great. The concept is simple, Ray Wise has discovered monsters, and they live in the Marrow. Let’s dig ‘em up!
Image Entertainment’s Digging Up the Marrow was written and directed by Adam Green (Frozen, Hatchet, Hatchet II), and inspired by the artwork of artist Alex Pardee.
The film stars Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, X-Men First Class), Will Barratt (Frozen), and a roster full of horror genre favorites and iconic artists all appearing as themselves.
“When filmmaker Adam Green receives a package from a strange man (Ray Wise) claiming he can prove that monsters exist, he and his crew are taken on a mysterious, fantastical, and terrifying journey into the shadows deep down under the ground below our feet. Digging Up the Marrow is a documentary-style film that blends reality with fantasy in a way that will leave even the most hardcore skeptics believing in the existence of monsters.”
Grey Matter Art has announced their next release for the 4 part artist series for the 40th Anniversary of the film, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
The latest poster was designed by Jason Edmiston, and reflects a gorgeous shot from the Tobe Hooper classic.
This poster will go on sale on their website shop page on Tuesday, January 27th at a random time between 1:00-2:00 PM est.
“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” by Jason Edmiston Poster Details:
Artist: Jason Edmiston
Regular Edition(10 color)-200/$50.00
Variant Edition(10 color)125/$65.00
Printed Edition: D & L Screen Printing
*This poster can be released internationally.
“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” Mini-Subscription:
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4 Regular Edition Posters, one from each artist.
Comes with a GMA Tee-shirt.
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Regular, Variant, & Foil Matching Edition Subscription:
4 Regular Edition Posters, one from each artist.
4 Variant Edition Posters, one from each artist.
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AMC released two official images from “The Walking Dead”, which returns Sunday, February 8 at 9pm ET/PT.
There are still no titles revealed, but here’s the synopsis to go with the new images and trailer.
“After the tragic events of the mid-season finale–as well as losing the possibility of a cure in Washington, DC–Rick Grimes’ band of survivors find themselves on the road, surviving day to day and trying to hold on to their shredded humanity and dwindling hope.
Stripped of security and without a direction for the future, some of the group near their breaking point, some find themselves hardened and cold and some just try to grasp on to what little they have left.
Though they are still breathing, the line between Rick’s group and the dead is starting to blur.
Could there be anything at this point that brings them back to life?“
The Hunger Games fav Stanley Tucci, pictured, has contracted for the villain role in Screen Gems’ Patient Zero, starring opposite Natalie Dormer and Matt Smith, writes Deadline.
Stefan Ruzowitzky is directing the Mike Le-scripted action thriller, and Vincent Newman is producing.
In Patient Zero, “an unprecedented global pandemic of a super strain of rabies has resulted in the evolution of a new species driven by violence. An inexplicably immune human survivor with the ability to communicate with this new species must spearhead a hunt for Patient Zero in order to find a cure to save his infected wife and humanity.”
Tucci plays a deliciously evil role: a professor who becomes infected, and highly violent, they explain. He becomes determined to crash the lab that’s working on a cure and thwart the search for Patient Zero.
Ever since Claire Peterson found out that her husband, Garrett, has been fooling around with his secretary, she’s been at a standstill. Claire doesn’t want her son Kevin to grow up without a father in his life, but the trust has been broken. How can she be sure that her husband won’t have another indiscretion? All it takes is one more moment of weakness to bring her whole life tumbling down, and right now, she’s too fragile to leave her broken pieces in his flippant hands. Caught between wanting to keep her family together and trying to hold on to her dignity, Claire kicks Garrett out of the house, and begins raising Kevin on her own. Hesitant to sign divorce papers, Claire keeps her distance, but but remains open to the possibility of one day becoming a real family again. In the meantime, Claire focuses on preparing for another year of teaching literature at the local high school, taking care of Kevin, and the cute neighbor boy that just moved in next door. Noah Sandborn is his name, and despite the fact that he’s developed a friendship with her teenage son, Claire can’t help but notice his glistening, grease-covered biceps as he works on the engine of a car, or that he’s well read for someone his age, or that he spends his free time assisting his sick uncle.
Noah had an accident a few years ago that claimed both of his parents’ lives in a vicious car wreck. While dealing with his grief, Noah lost a few years in the scuffle, and as a result, was held back a few grades. Now, at age twenty, he enrolls back in high school, and finds his way into Claire’s class. The connection between them is clear and instantaneous, but Claire knows that she shouldn’t get involved with someone who’s so young, especially because he’s friends with her son, and she’s vulnerable and in the midst of dealing with her spouse’s infidelities, but most of all, because he’s a student. Still, she finds herself drawn to the boy, and before long, they engage in their own forbidden act. Claire almost immediately regrets her actions, but despite her pleading and reasoning, Noah refuses to listen. He claims that they’re meant to be, and although at first he comes on like a naive child lost to puppy love and prisoner to the power of being with a more experienced partner, soon, his charming, child-like ways turn lethal. Noah begins threatening Claire, stalking her, and acting oddly possessive. As things worsen, Claire must find the balance between keeping her secret quiet, and protecting her family from the crazed, angel-faced psychopath living just across the lawn.
The biggest issue with The Boy Next Door is its failure to comment on the large age gap between Noah and Claire. Like many horror films that have come before it, this film highlights Noah’s jealous, deranged behavior, forcing it to blend in with other cliche beau-turned-bonkers movies. Even if Noah is twenty years old, and legally old enough to sleep with someone who could be his mother, he is still a student of hers, and that aspect is only briefly touched on. The fact is, if it were a young female student and an older male teacher, it would be seen as disgusting and illegal, period. There would be no question about it. However, because it’s a young man and an older woman, it somehow allows for this perverse way of thinking to exist, where their involvement is exploited to argue that this scenario is okay because it’s a fantasy being fulfilled, not a guardian taking advantage of her pupil. In the end, whether the movie wanted to argue that relationships between young people and older people is a positive or negative affair, the important thing is to choose a side! Defending either side and supporting your argument with evidence would have made it stand out from all of the other sociopathic sweetheart thriller gems out there.
Despite the fact that the student-teacher situation is pretty uncomfortable, the truth is, it is nice to have the boy be the desperate, lunatic lover for once, just because it is so rare. Films like Fatal Attraction, Misery, and Swimfan are much more commonplace in a world that detects any giant gesture of affection from females as frightening or plain mental. More often than not, it’s the woman that’s driven totally insane with insecurity when her partner gives her the slightest bit of attention. Also, The Boy Next Door is surprisingly fun, due to cheesy, yet well-timed one-liners from Ryan Guzman. Kristin Chenoweth is the real star of the film, though, swooping in to save horribly cliche moments from being dull and dreary by throwing in smart, sassy comedy and veteran acting chops. Lopez may play the classic novels aficionado, but it is Chenoweth that’s the real teacher in this film, schooling everyone around her with ease. Sadly, Lopez and Guzman can’t quite perform to the bar that to their co-star has set, and fail to provide any real convincing chemistry. Lopez comes across more like she’s slightly bothered than fearing for her life, and it never really feels like she’s in danger.
Lopez’s character Claire can’t seem to learn from any of her mistakes, or how to grab a weapon, no matter how many times Noah threatens her, or even sexually harasses her. Even after he hacks into her email, prints out pictures of their love making, and attempts to sexually assault her in a confined bathroom, she still meets him later, unarmed and doe-eyed, begging like a pitiful victim for him to stop, and not really taking any advances to make sure he does. Perhaps her character would come off as more sympathetic if there were any reason at all to root for her, but it would be the equivalent of cheering on a reality contestant through a political debate — useless and frustrating. Unfortunately, unless you’re going for a few chuckles over silly dialogue and poor storytelling, this movie isn’t one that demands to be seen in the theaters.
From Chris Sparling (writer of the underrated ATM) comes The Atticus Institute, a demonic possession movie set in the mid-1970s. It’s presented in documentary form with lots of talking head interviews and archival footage. Anyone rolling their eyes thinking “found footage,” don’t sweat it. This film’s very light on the POV, shake cam junk. Most of the footage is stationary or security camera-style. Technically, The Atticus Institute is a very well made film. It genuinely feels like a doc you’d catch on the History Channel one night.
Despite its craftsmanship and an interesting premise, the film is ultimately a bore. The period it’s set in is during a time when there was a popular interest in things like ESP and psychokinesis. At the titular institute in Pennsylvania, Dr. Henry West (William Mapother) and his team of researchers perform various tests on subjects who purportedly have psychic abilities. Many of his subjects turn out to be frauds (magnets in the watch!) until along comes Judith Winstead (Rya Kihlstedt).
Judith is the real deal. She displays some abilities the staff describe as “godlike” that violate the laws of physics. Her talent runs the gamut of kinesis: from telekinesis to pyrokinesis. As her powers get progressively more gnarly, Dr. West and his crew are “too excited to be scared.” They call in people from the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency for help, but all the government is interested in is harnessing Judith’s powers for military purposes (no shit, what did you think they would do?).
The Atticus Institute cuts between interviews with staff members, friends, family members, etc. and footage of tests being performed on Judith. As the experiments become progressively more invasive, her behavior becomes increasingly aggressive and violent. The concept of demonic possession doesn’t hit the staff until late into the film though. Even when Judith starts speaking in what seems like gibberish and growling in a deep bellow resembling a gorilla, possession doesn’t cross their mind. It’s set in 1976, a few solid years after The Exorcist came out. How did they not immediately think she’s possessed? Maybe they don’t get out to the movies much.
There’s nothing in the film we haven’t seen before and none of the scary moments are effective. There are some neat little subtle tricks when Judith uses her powers early on (a card bends, a chair moves), but nothing particularly remarkable happens during the tests. It is very well put together and does a fine job mimicking an actual documentary, but overall there’s nothing entertaining or engaging about it. No tension is ever built up and many of the scenes that try to be scary are first introduced by a talking head saying something like, “That one night in the lab…it was crazy.” Then we see what happens and it’s all very anticlimactic. It’s all very tedious. Which the whole movie is, wasting an interesting concept for the same cheap tricks and plot twists we’ve seen before.
The Atticus Institute is now available On Demand and DVD/Blu-ray.
Hailing out of Ireland, here’s the first clip from the film, starring Joseph Mawle, Bojana Novakovic, Michael McElhatton, and Michael Smiley.
It’s got a sting of The Thing inspiration, and is definitely not for the dog lovers out there.
“When a London-based conservationist is sent to Ireland to survey an area of ancient forest believed by the superstitious locals to be hallowed ground, he unwittingly disturbs a horde of terrifying beings and must fight to protect his family.”
Hardy previously cited classic horrors like The Evil Dead, Alien and The Thing as boyhood inspirations.
Horror punk artist Nim Vind has released a music video for the track “E.S.P.”, which comes from last year’s album Saturday Night Seance Songs. The video mixes performance footage with clips from classic black and white horror movies.
You can snag Saturday Night Seance Songs via iTunes.
I’m not sure how they could possibly know this already, but allegedly a character from the forthcoming “The Walking Dead” spinoff will appear in a Season 6 arc of the hit AMC series.
How is this possible when the spinoff series is a prequel, also set across the country in Los Angeles? Well, even though the site claims it takes place at the same time, I believe there’s a misunderstanding and that this crossover character could be an older and wiser version of him/herself, and have traveled down a long road. In fact, it leaves a question to be answered: what happened that this so-called survivor ended up in Atlanta? It’s a cool conceit, albeit I don’t want this new show to be anything like “TWD”.
The new series is said to revolve around a divorced teacher (Cliff Curtis) and a guidance counselor (Kim Dickens), who are working together and are in a relationship. The counselor has two children from a previous marriage, played by Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey.
The Playlist nabbed the first festival one-sheet for Bruce McDonald’s (Hard Core Logo, Pontypool) Halloween-themed Hellions, which will World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. It features an angel with a loaded gun. What’s she aiming at?
Robert Patrick will star as “Corman”, a tough-as-nails cop who comes to the aid of a teenager (newcomer Chloe Rose) plagued by three malevolent trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Rossif Sutherland (Reign), Luke Bilyk (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”), and Rachel Wilson (Republic of Doyle) also star.
“Strange trick-or-treaters plague conflicted teenager Dora Vogel (Chloe Rose) at her isolated home on Halloween. Under siege by forces she can’t understand, Dora must defend both body and soul from relentless Hellions, dead-set on possessing something Dora will not give them. Set in a visually haunting landscape, Hellions redefines the boundaries of horror with its potent brew of Halloween iconography, teenage angst and desperate survival.“
Magnet Releasing shared a teaser poster for XX, a new horror anthology featuring shorts from Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Jennifer’s Body), Mary Harron (American Psycho, pictured), Jennifer Lynch (Hiss, Surveillance), and Jovanka Vuckovic.
No other details have been released.
The Resident Evil HD Remaster should arrive on your platform of choice later today, if it hasn’t already. I’ve seen variations of the same discussion pop up again and again since Capcom announced their plans to update the GameCube remake, and they tend to go something like, “I’ll play it, but Capcom should have revisited so and so Resident Evil first.”
I adored this remaster, but I get it. Until Capcom stops treating Resident Evil 2 like it’s the red-headed step-child of the bunch, I’m even inclined to agree.
How about you? Which game would you like to see them return to next?
Come January 26, UK genre fans will get to witness the horrific fates of newlyweds Paul and Bea when Arrow Films releases director Leigh Janiak’s Honeymoon on DVD and Blu-ray. In celebration, we have a special competition for you…
First prize is a combination of an A2-sized poster of the original Honeymoon US art, signed by stars Harry Treadaway and Rose Leslie, and a copy of the film on DVD. In addition to that, four (4) runners-up will receive a copy of the film on DVD!
Related Story: NSFW: UK-Exclusive Honeymoon Clip Gets Nasty
To be in with a chance of winning, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “UK Honeymoon” before the competition closing date of January 25 – then sit back and plan how you’re going to propose to us… since you love us so much and all. We’ll take care of the rest!
Please note that this competition is open ONLY to UK readers.
Honeymoon, the chilling directorial debut of Leigh Janiak, features rising stars Rose Leslie (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”) and Harry Treadaway (Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful”). Janiak co-wrote the film with Phil Graziadei; Patrick Baker and Esmé Howard produced. Ben Huber and Hanna Brown co-star.
Young newlyweds Paul (Treadaway) and Bea (Rose Leslie) travel to remote lake country for their honeymoon, where the promise of private romance awaits them. Shortly after arriving, Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night. As she becomes more distant and her behavior increasingly peculiar, Paul begins to suspect something more sinister than sleepwalking took place in the woods.
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