Last week we brought you the first trailer for the upcoming indie flick Silent Retreat, and now we have the poster to go along with it. Take a look, and expect more soon!
Silent Retreat is directed by Tricia Lee and stars Chelsea Jenish, Robert Nolan, and Sofia Banzhaf.
In this quiet horror film, Janey is sent to a silent retreat in the middle of the woods for rehabilitation, only to discover that the men who run it are after more than her voice and aren’t afraid to show her what lurks beyond the trees...
Face it. No matter where you go in this world, you have to abide by that area's rules, both spoken and unspoken. Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, I can tell you for a fact that walking two blocks the wrong way could mean the difference between safety and horror.
Why should the Outback be any different?
Directed by Greg Mclean, written by Mclean and Aaron Sterns, and produced by Helen Leake (Swerve, Black and White, Heavens Burning), Greg Mclean, and Steve Topic (Crawlspace), Wolf Creek 2 will be distributed in Australia by Roadshow Films. International sales are being handled by Arclight Films. The sequel will hit Australian theatres on February 20, 2014.
Lured by the promise of an Australian holiday, backpackers Rutger, Katarina, and Paul visit the notorious Wolf Creek Crater. Their dream Outback adventure soon becomes an horrific reality when they encounter the site’s most infamous local, the last man any traveler to the region ever wants to meet: Mick Taylor (John Jarratt).
As the backpackers flee, Mick pursues them on an epic white-knuckled rampage across hostile wasteland. Only one will remain to be dragged back to his lair to witness the true magnitude of his monstrosity. And if the last man standing is to have any hope of surviving where no one else has survived before, he’ll have to use every ounce of cunning to outwit the man behind the monster and become every bit as ruthless as the monster inside the man.
So far we can't find anything not to love about Season 4 of "The Walking Dead"; what about you? Episode 4.03, "Isolation," is coming our way next Sunday, and here are two new images, a preview, and two sneak peek clips.
"The Walking Dead" Episode 4.03 - "Isolation" (airs 10/27/13)
As one group leaves the prison in search for supplies at a local college, those who stay must deal with recent losses while preserving what remains. Written by Robert Kirkman and directed by Dan Sackheim.
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, "The Walking Dead" stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Scott Wilson, Melissa McBride, David Morrissey, Emily Kinney, DanaiGurira, Chad Coleman and Sonequa Martin-Green. The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Tom Luse and Greg Nicotero.
To stay up-to-the-minute on all things walker related, follow @WalkingDead_AMC on Twitter and visit "The Walking Dead" on Facebook. For more be sure to hit up the official "The Walking Dead" page on AMC.com.
Frank Barbiere’s “Five Ghosts” returns this month as an ongoing series. After an incredible first run, Fabian returns in an isolated story that sees him searching for the fabled sword “masamune.” The result is an excellently paced pulp adventure that serves as the perfect jumping on point for the series. Garry Brown’s art will carry you through Fabian’s misadventures with a dropped jaw. There is nothing quite like this out there, it’s easily become one of the best books of the year.
If you love Indiana Jones, but we’re pained to see his latest misadventures on screen “Five Ghosts” is the remedy. This is pure adrenaline pumping pulp adventure at its finest. Fabian is an irresistibly charming protagonist who is incredibly skilled at almost everything without ever feeling too unrelatable. It’s no easy task.
For the uninitiated Fabian Gray is a globe trotting treasure hunter who after an encounter with a mysterious artifact known as the dream stone has the ghosts of five literary characters trapped within him. The opening page will tell you everything, but it won’t give you the goods of all of his powers. (For that I suggest picking up the first trade)
Fabian finds himself in Japan. Like any good pulp hero he kicks ass almost immediately only to be reunited with a past lover. The opening fight scene is handled with incredible care by Brown’s art. The movements of the swordfighting feel dynamic and invoke an insane sense of action. The paneling here makes sure to pay special attention to the blades, which serves as an excellent motif that pushes toward the conclusion of the chapter.
Barbiere throws both the reader and Fabian head first into the adventure. It works wonderfully for the character, as it makes no task seem to insurmountable. The issue moves forward with an incredible balancing act of past history and the current pursuit.
You feel incredibly informed as Fabian pushes forward. You know exactly what is at stake, and you feel like Fabian is sure to fail. In the end Brown’s art takes full reign. The climax almost explodes off the page. I found myself in a state of constant awe as the power of the samurai was harnessed and Fabian took on an entire room.
The story feels like a separated one shot outside of the already established world, but in the end it all dovetails beautifully. Barbiere builds a self-referential narrative and in turn the world of Five Ghosts grows exponentially.
The final pages of the book offer an exciting tease about what’s to come in the future. After this issue you’ll be certain that “Five Ghosts” is capable of just about anything. For most books this would be worrisome. However, for this book it’s the most exciting thing possible. I have no idea what part of the world we’ll be traveling to next, but I’m certain it will be a thrilling ride. “Five Ghosts” is back and I couldn’t be happier. This series is a breath of fresh air, a real tour de force that provides adventures unlike any other. Get it on your pull list ASAP.
Rating 4.5/5 Skulls
I’ve never been someone who was into Disney films. They just never spoke to me, especially since I’d already read the fairy tales that they were based off of (and that sh*t got SUPER dark). Seeing happy endings come when I knew that things should be far more gruesome and far more meaningful just made those movies seem…boring.
But these images below from artist Rachael Wise take the original fairy tales and give them modern, disturbing twists. Believe me, there’s no singing and dancing when it comes to these stories. They’re highly worth checking out as they bring a whole new dimension to these stories.
“UXB” can stand for a lot of things, but in Colin Lorimer’s new graphic novel it stands for a dark and comic look about losing your humanity. Lorimer does double duty on this ambitious piece. Telling the story of three brothers who survived a massive genocide thanks to the life suits their parents designed just for them. This is an interesting story about surviving the death of humanity while losing the elements that made you human in the first place.
“UXB” has incredibly compelling art. Sketched with insane detail and handled with the utmost care the main trio of characters Das, Muc, and Rifter virtually explode off the opening pages. Lormier gives special attention to introductions, and it’s a helpful tool, defining each of the protagonists right away. Yet, we can’t help but have this certain sense of curiosity. These men have large suits hanging from their midsections, they enter the story like kings, and they seem to be the only humans left.
Lorimer takes a step back. He shows the genesis of how things came to be. Humanity as we know it is dead. Wiped out by genocide. Under the surface of the Earth Das, Muc, and Rif find themselves the subjects of clinical trails. Preparing them for survival in the harsh outside world. They are given suits. Suits, which feed them, empower them, and give them endless entertainment.
First they are resistant, but as we already know, they eventually throw the suits on. Lorimer uses this opportunity to explore the age-old adage from Uncle Ben. Great power and great responsibility, you know the one. The wasteland of London serves to house these supermen as they wander around taking what they please.
Lorimer’s art of the wasteland is absolutely stunning. The sheer level of detail involved in creating his destroyed landscapes is staggering to think about. What’s more is the level of detail involved in the suits themselves. The apparatus that hangs around the boys is alien, oblong, and oddly alluring. It’s cumbersome but Lorimer makes it appealing.
In the end the story starts to falter. Instead of focusing on what it means to have a tool define you, Lorimer opts to tell a story of revenge. A plot that never feels earned. The final chapters feel like the conclusion to another story that we never were part of. Instead the most interesting aspects of the narrative are left with little to no resolution.
The witty dialogue does a lot to establish character. However the characters never really do much to make them likable protagonists. They never really have any in depth conversations in regards to their humanity. We understand that they are angry, but only in the beginning. After years these heroes must have something to say about their suits. Yet, Lorimer pushes past it in light of other “funnier” things.
The most interesting aspect of this book, is the one it ends on. To survive past humanity, these heroes had to sacrifice everything that made them human. They became something else – something alien in order to persist. They never really contemplate this fact, nor do they ever really question why they were chosen. It all feels profoundly simple. Which is all well and good if the other plot points were compelling enough, but here they are not.
“UXB” offers an incredible premise and some breathtaking art. The story meanders to the finish line, but the art carries the book on its shoulders. Together the result is a mixed bag, its not really a story you haven’t read before, but it is a story you haven’t seen before. Which is to say – it’s beautiful. Such is the curse of doing double duty.
With all of that in mind, the final panel of the novel offers a beautiful tease for the future. Something I wish was explored a little more in the body of the book, but something so alluring that I would have to come back if the story was continue. “UXB” won’t really push you to the edge of your seat, but it will provide a compelling albeit forgettable afternoon read.
Rating: 2.5/5 Skulls.
The voting period for the fifth annual Reaper Awards is now closed, and The Cabin in the Woods has emerged with the top honors. Read on to see the full list of winners.
A deft blend of horror and comedy, The Cabin in the Woods — directed by Drew Goddard, produced by Joss Whedon, and co-written by both of them — turned horror movie clichés on their head and in doing so captured not only the award for Choice Theatrical Cut but also Title of the Year. The film also won Best Kill for a scene in which a variety of horror creatures escape and attack their captors.
This year's Reaper Awards, presented by Home Media Magazine and DreadCentral.com, honor the top horror and thriller titles released between August 1, 2012, and July 31, 2013. Studios submitted contenders for consideration by a panel of judges in conjunction with a consumer vote.
Top TV collection went to 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment’s "American Horror Story" — Season 1, while Best Title From the Vault went to Shout! Factory’s The Fog: Collector’s Edition.
Here's the full winners list. Congratulations all around!
Title of the Year
The Cabin in the Woods
Choice Theatrical Cut
The Cabin in the Woods
Best Title From the Vault (Catalog or Re-release)
The Fog: Collector’s Edition
Best TV Collection
"American Horror Story" — Season 1
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Best Movie Collection
Daimajin Triple Feature
Mill Creek Entertainment
Best Indie Release
Best Limited Release
REC 3: Genesis
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Best Foreign Release
Juan of the Dead
Best Theatrical Sequel
Paranormal Activity 4
Paramount Home Media Distribution
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
"The Walking Dead": Season Two Zombie Head
Anchor Bay Entertainment
Best Box Art
Lifeforce: Collector’s Edition
Best Big Bad
Bait 3D Sharks at the Supermarket
Anchor Bay Entertainment
“A 3,000 year old vampire wants to suck my blood; must be Thursday.” — Sookie Stackhouse
"True Blood": The Complete Fifth Season
HBO Home Entertainment
The elevators unleash every creature at once
The Cabin in the Woods
Blood-C: The Complete Series
Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Most Anticipated Title
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Exclusive: Last week we showed you an insane new image that went along with a radio interview detailing the horrific true story behind Devin McGinn’s supernatural thriller Skinwalker Ranch. Today, we have an exclusive clip that teases the incredible wolf shown here! I’m getting more and more curious about this film, which opens day-and-date, in Premiere Cinemas across the country and on VOD October 30th. You can pre-order the movie here, and Bloody-Disgusting readers that preorder might still be able enter the promo code BD-EXCLUSIVE to receive a 15% discount off the purchase price (give it a try and see if it still works). And for more info on theater locations and the reported events that inspired it, check out the film’s Facebook page.
To continue on about the true story, we previously shared an exclusive audio clip from a 2006 Coast to Coast AM radio program, featuring journalist George Knapp and research scientist Colm Kelleher, the authors of “Hunt for the Skinwalker“. It is a testimony they got from the family that first moved into the ranch in 1994, about how they encountered a wolf the size of a small horse that was impervious to bullets, even though it was struck numerous times. When they followed the creature, its tracks just suddenly disappeared, as though it had just vanished into thin air, said Kelleher. Before selling the ranch in 1996 to the National Institute of Discovery Science (NIDSci), the research organization Kelleher was formerly associated with, the family lost a total of 12 cattle that were mysteriously mutilated.
“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.
Check out more stills and another clip:
A week or so ago we told you that the 1922 F.W. Murnau classic Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror was seeing a Blu-ray release in the UK. Immediately afterwards we began to wonder... okay well, where's our North American release. Well, it's right here!
A SYMPHONY OF HORROR is resurrected in an HD edition mastered from the acclaimed 35mm restoration by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung. Backed by an orchestral performance of Hans Erdmann's 1922 score, this Kino Classics edition from Kino Lorber offers unprecedented visual clarity and historical faithfulness to the original release version.
An unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, NOSFERATU remains to many viewers the most unsettling vampire film ever made, and its bald, spidery vampire, personified by the diabolical Max Schreck, continues to spawn imitations in the realm of contemporary cinema.
Look for it stores on November 12th. No word on any special features yet.
The eerie parallels between "The Walking Dead" and Toy Story continue to stun in this latest mash-up video from Jake Woody. Seriously... this is pretty damned awesome and works incredibly well. Dig it!
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Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead stars Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Scott Wilson, Melissa McBride, David Morrissey, Emily Kinney, DanaiGurira, Chad Coleman and Sonequa Martin-Green. The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Tom Luse and Greg Nicotero.
To stay up-to-the-minute on all things walker related, follow @WalkingDead_AMC on Twitter and visit "The Walking Dead" on Facebook. For more be sure to hit up the official "The Walking Dead" page on AMC.com.
“Tomorrowland’s” Peter Dwerryhouse and Cannibal Lipstick‘S Chris West have ALSO been named as part of the Godzilla cast, which is now in post-production for May 16, 2014.
They join the previously announced Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Richard T. Jones, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, David Strathairn, Patrick Sabongui, Yuki Morita, Brian Markinson, Juliette Binoche, Akira Takarada, Victor Rasuk, C.J. Adams, and Ken Watanabe.
“An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.”
The new film will feature a variety of monsters, although none have been revealed – until now. A leaked toy description over at Urban Collector reveals that one of the said creatures is named “MUTO”, and has eight legs. Sounds like the rumored spider-like creature to me, which is similar to Kumonga, pictured, a giant spider kaiju created by Toho Studios that first faced Godzilla in the 1967 Godzilla series film, Son of Godzilla.
“According to the journal of the now deceased Dr. Matsumia, Kumonga was a type of very large spider to dwell in the jungle of Sogellel Island. However, exposure to the radioactive storm created by the UN’s failed weather experiment transformed Kumonga into a 45-meter tall monster.” – Godzilla Wiki.
Gareth Edwards directs the film from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont, and Dave Callaham.
Making his first appearance in 1954 (Gojira) Godzilla is a giant monster that lives in the sea that comes from the ocean to feed on mankind.
If you're a fan of NBC's "Grimm," the first companion novel for the series is heading your way on November 5th from Titan Books, and we have all the details you need right here. Its title is Grimm: The Icy Touch, and it was written by acclaimed author John Shirley.
Back in the 19th century, a Wesen and a Grimm fight to the death. The Grimm wins, but the Wesen’s son escapes and vows revenge.
In the present day, when a torched body is found in an underground tunnel, Portland Police Captain Sean Renard takes one look at the victim’s burned claws and assigns the case to homicide detectives Nick Burkhardt and Hank Griffin. They soon discover that a criminal organization known as Le Touche Givre (The Icy Touch) is threatening Wesen into joining their illegal drug-smuggling operation and brutally murdering those who refuse. But as Nick closes in on the gang’s charismatic and ruthless leader, the Grimm uncovers an ancient—and deadly—rivalry…
John Shirley is a critically acclaimed cyberpunk, sci-fi, and horror writer whose titles include City Come a-Walkin’ and Dracula in Love. He wrote the first screenplay for The Crow. He has also written many other tie-ins including Constantine and Doom. His short story collection Black Butterflies won a Bram Stoker, the International Horror Guild Award, and was one of the Publishers Weekly best books of 1998.
The astounding Indonesian horror Macabre is finally upon us. You will meet the mother of all evil this November when the vicious and violent horror film arrives on home video after screening online for FREE!!
The movie that was too gory for theaters & VOD is making its way online for fans to enjoy for FREE! The Collective and Bloody-Disgusting.com are premiering Kimo Stamboel & Timo Tjahjanto’s blood-soaked feature Macabre on Friday, November 1st. Known as “The Mo Brothers”, the duo has been generating buzz in the world of horror with their upcoming movie Killers. In addition, their involvement with V/H/S/2’s “Safe Haven” segment has been making critics take notice and leaving their fans wanting to see their earlier work.
Macabre will premiere FREE on Bloody-Disgusting.com on November 1st as the latest installment of the “Bloody Disgusting Selects: Movie of the Month” series that launched earlier this summer.
We’ve started to distribute exclusive new looks at the film, with Dread Central debuting the below new clip that’s gushing with gore!.
Macabre follows a group of friends whose act of kindness in helping a total stranger leads to a horrific night of terror. Originally released overseas as Darah, the Indonesian-language film was considered too bloody and violent for U.S. theatrical release. “We wanted to give fans a chance to see the movie. And with Bloody-Disgusting’s base of hard core horror fans, it seemed like the right fit to get this movie in front of an online audience for free,” says Gary Binkow, Partner at The Collective.
The Mo Brothers are bringing a fresh new twist to the genre, and we’re excited to be able to bring their earlier work to you guys. If you’re a fan of Inside, consider this a warning: Macabre is literally drenched in gore!
For hardcore horror fans, The Collective is also releasing a Limited Edition DVD of Macabre which will include a 12-minute “Making-of” bonus feature along with several Deleted Scenes. Street date for the DVD is November 5th, and it will be sold exclusively online through Amazon (to add to “Wish List”: click here).
“When a group of friends traveling through the countryside stops to help a young woman, they cannot imagine the nightmare this act of kindness will soon unleash. After accepting an invitation to dinner from Dara, the rescued woman’s mother, the night turns into a crimson-hell for the six friends. Trapped in an isolated home in the woods, the friends find themselves hunted down by Dara and her cult-like family of three deadly protégés—each born and raised to systematically eliminate unsuspecting passers-by for one nefarious reason.”
2013 Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Fest: Full 85-Film Lineup Announced; Albert Pyun to Receive Indie Genre Spirit Award
When Buffalo Screams expanded and re-branded as the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival, we knew they had big ambitions. With a whopping 85 films on their slate for 2013, we'd say they're well on their way!
From the Press Release:
Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival has announced an ambitious slate of 85 films which will screen between Friday, November 8th, and Thursday, November 14th, at the Dipson Amherst Theatre in Buffalo, New York.
Several distinguished genre filmmakers are scheduled to attend:
- Lloyd Kaufman, who will receive the Dedication to Filmmaking Excellence Award, is screening Return to Nuke ‘Em High Vol. 1, billed as a Sneak Preview, as a fundraiser for the Niagara Arts & Culture Center (NACC) in Niagara Falls;
- Roy Frumkes will screen Animosity, which he executive produced for writer-director Brendan Steere; and
- Brett Kelly will screen the horror comedy musical My Fair Zombie.
Albert Pyun receives the Indie Genre Spirit Award in absentia; Road to Hell, his homage to Walter Hill’s Streets of Fire, will screen.
Pyun, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, is unable to attend the festival due to worsening health. “We’re honoring Albert because he represents what this award stands for,” says festival co-chair Gregory Lamberson. “He’s been a tireless force in independent cinema since the 1980s, with films like Radioactive Dreams, Cyborg and Captain America. No matter what studio interference and budgetary challenges he’s faced, he’s continued to build a body of work in multiple genres. To many people these are just B movies, but to him, they’re his art. While others have talked about making movies and chased the perfect deal, he’s done what he loves.”
Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival will show 26 features and 59 short films over seven days. According to festival co-director Chris Scioli, 45 of those films were produced in the United States, including 13 filmed in Western New York; 13 were submitted by Canadian filmmakers; and 27 entries are international or international/US co-productions.
“We wanted to create an international film festival unlike any other in Buffalo or Western New York,” says Lamberson. “Part of that plan involved expanding the scope of our programming to include science fiction, fantasy, horror, action, thrillers, animation, cult and fan films. I’m happy to say we’ll be screening quality films in every one of those categories from all over the world. Chris and I are thrilled by how many filmmakers from outside Buffalo – outside the country! - will be joining us.”
The awards ceremony will be held in the theater on Sunday, November 10th. Advance tickets will go on sale at the Dipson Theatre website this week.
Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival is sponsored by Off Beat Cinema, Alternative Cinema, Seeley and Kane’s Books and Comics, and Western New York Grip & Electric. The Festival will be preceded by Buffalo Film Expo, a one-day event comprised of film discussion panels, to be held on Sunday, November 3rd, at Holiday Inn Buffalo Airport.
2013 Film Selections:
Return to Nuke ‘Em High Vol. 1 (USA/Western New York)
Blood Marsh Krackoon (USA)
Dry Bones (Western New York)
The Legend of Six Fingers (Western New York)
Official Feature Film Selections
Atlantis: The Last Days of Kaptara (USA)
Buffalo Boys (Western New York)
Constant Angel (Western New York)
Dust of War (USA)
Echo Dr. (USA)
Empire Gypsy (USA)
Found in Time (USA)
Motivational Growth (USA)
My Fair Zombie (Canada)
Nightmare Box (USA/UK)
Pinup Dolls on Ice (Canada)
Project London (USA)
Road to Hell (USA)
Sick: Survive the Night (Canada)
Squid Man (USA)
Official International Feature Film Selections
Judas Ghost (UK)
The Squad (“Zveno,” Federation of Russia)
On Air (Germany)
The Tiger Mask (Japan)
Wrath of the Crows (Italy)
Official Short Film Selections
Attack of the Killer Bees (USA)
Ave Maria (USA)
Bloody Mary – A Tale of Revenge (Canada)
Broken Wings (Western New York)
Brothers in Arms (USA)
Burn Brightly (USA)
Desert Road Kill (USA)
The El Chupugcabra (USA)
The Family Business (USA)
The Final Five (USA)
Five Points (USA)
Follow the Leader (USA)
The Girl in the Road (Canada)
He’s Not Looking So Great (USA)
His Name is Clown Face (Western New York)
The Horizon Project (Canada)
Kiva (Western New York)
The Liberator (USA)
Little Man of Steel (USA)
Merinthophobia: Fear of Being Bound or Tied Up (USA)
Mirror Lake (Western New York)
Motel Charlie (Canada)
One More for the Road (Canada)
The Outlaw 3: Vengeance is Mine (Western New York)
Rhythm (Western New York)
The Summoners (USA)
Tasha and Friends (Canada)
The Trouble I Got (Canada)
Ugliest Man in Cartoons (USA)
Undead Playground (Western New York)
Wormchild 2: Fresh Flesh (Western New York)
Official International Short Film Selections
The Adventures of Sheriff Kid McLain (USA/Brazil)
Apartment 15 (Italy)
Belly of the Wolf (UK)
The Birth of a Family (South Korea)
The Blow-Ins (Ireland)
Division Azul (Spain)
Environmental Pressure and Species Adaptation (South Korea)
Heat (South Korea)
Kendrick: A Grim Tale of Hatred and Revenge (Austria)
The Last Piper (Norway)
Maid of Horror (Australia)
Memory Sculptor (Japan/USA)
Model 15 (New Zealand)
One Night at the Aristo (UK)
Refugio 115 (Spain)
Tokyo Halloween Night (Japan)
Ugry Night (South Korea)
The Wild Diaries (France/USA)
Keep your eyes on BuffaloDreamsFilmFest.com for updates.
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with Canadian horror pyschobilly punk band The Creepshow to bring you an exclusive first listen to their entire new album Life After Death, which comes out tomorrow via Sailor’s Grave Recordings (pre-order here)! If you head on below, you can hear all 11 infectious tracks of horror-inspired punk goodness, led by new singer/guitarist Kenda (replacing Sarah Blackwood, who joined Walk Off The Earth).
Life After Death is the fourth studio album from The Creepshow. It was self-produced with engineering coming from Steve Rizun at Drive Studios (The Flatliners, Dillinger Four, Ill Scarlett, Protest The Hero, etc…).
We first heard about "Chapter Four," the first installment of a ten-part dark science fiction thriller web series from James Felix McKenney, last June; and now that it's available for download, we have a look at the trailer and word of the next segment: "Chapter Seven."
From the Press Release:
In the tradition of the critically acclaimed feature film AUTOMATONS comes MonsterPants' latest retro science fiction project, "CHAPTER FOUR."
The first episode in a proposed ten-part micro-budget web serial, "CHAPTER FOUR" stars musician, filmmaker, artist, and author Aurelio Voltaire, actress Mizuo Peck (Night at the Museum 1 & 2), actor Matt Huffman (Satan Hates You), and artist and television personality The Sucklord (Bravo TV's "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist"). The project's writer and director is genre-bending DIY filmmaker James Felix McKenney (Hypothermia, Satan Hates You), who is co-producing the series with Lisa Wisely of The Work Room. Eric Branco (Hypothermia, V/H/S) is Director of Photography.
"CHAPTER FOUR" embraces its minuscule budget with a low-fi sci-fi style that takes its cues from a wide variety of influences, including 1950's B-movies, early experimental films, Japanese underground cinema, and 1960's "Doctor Who" episodes. The film is intended to evoke the pre-Internet and pre-home video experience of discovering a cult television series or film for the first time by just stumbling upon it in the middle of the story. Future episodes will be filmed and released out of order to keep the mystery alive and to cause audiences to ask not only, "What will happen next?" but also "How did we get here?"
"CHAPTER FOUR" has a runtime of approximately 9-1/2 minutes and is available NOW as a digital download at MonsterPants.net. This first available episode costs $1.99 to own, and all profits from the sale of "CHAPTER FOUR" will go toward making the next part in the series, "CHAPTER SEVEN." The entire cast of the first episode will be returning with the addition of actors Amy Chang (Hypothermia) and Larry Fessenden (I Sell the Dead).
NBC is really pulling out all the stops to promote its upcoming "Dracula" miniseries, and up next are some new video interviews with five of the primary cast members about their characters. Read on to learn more about Lucy, Mina, Harker, Van Helsing, and of course the Count himself.
"Dracula" is a twisted, sophisticated, and sexy take on Bram Stoker's classic novel. The 10-episode series is paired with "Grimm" on Friday nights and will premiere at 10PM on October 25th.
Along with Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Dracula/Alexander Grayson/Vlad Tepes, the other cast members include Oliver Jackson-Cohen as Jonathan Harker, Jessica De Gouw as Mina Murray/Ilona, Thomas Kretschmann as Abraham Van Helsing, Katie McGrath as Lucy Westenra, Nonso Anozie as R.M. Renfield, Victoria Smurfit as Lady Jayne Wetherby, Ben Miles as Mr. Browning, and Robert Bathurst as Lord Thomas Davenport.
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"Dracula" Episode 1.01 - "The Blood Is the Life" (airs 10/25/13)
New to England, Alexander Grayson hosts a lavish party. He becomes fixated on Mina Murray, a beautiful young woman who looks like his dead former love. Newly engaged to Mina, Jonathan Harker grapples with worries over providing Mina the life she deserves.
Get rehab in the first trailer for Silent Retreat, a new indie directed by Tricia Lee and starring Chelsea Jenish, Robert Nolan, and Sofia Banzhaf.
“In this quiet horror film, Janey is sent to a silent retreat in the middle of the woods for rehabilitation, only to discover that the men who run it are after more than her voice and aren’t afraid to show her what lurks beyond the trees…“
Directed by Joshua Petrino, and starring Kate Schlagle, Carolina Hidalgo, Bryan Manley Davis, Matthew Milligan and Mark Riccadonna, here’s the first batch of images from the indie The Devil’s Tree.
“After visiting a landmark tree rumored to be a gateway to hell, a group of friends hold a small house party where, without explanation, they realize they mentally can’t bring themselves to leave. Shortly after this revelation, torment and slaughter begins at the hands of a supernatural killer with a warped, sadistic sense of humor.”
The pic is based on a real life urban legend.
“10 more days ’til Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Silver Shamrock!”
These awesome figurines honoring Halloween III: Season Of The Witch come from Retroband. The bummer is that they were manufactured in an extremely limited quantity (20 each). The upside is that they look awesome and are a delightfully sinister addition to anyone’s bookshelf (or wherever you keep this stuff). Having seen Halloween III, if I saw these trick ‘r treating I’d be leery of letting my (imaginary) kids eat anything from that house.
The line included both a Skeleton and Pumpkin figure that each came with a TV accessory along with the awesome warning that, “*Each piece [is] individually hand painted so no two are exactly alike.”
Can Retroband be convinced to expand their line without devaluing the investment of the lucky 20 people who got them? Maybe make a few changes to set the new ones apart? Or are you going to be stuck on EBay this afternoon? At any rate, check out their site, they’ve got some cool Night Of The Creeps and Creepshow stuff on there as well. I should also note I found this on the twitter feed of BenDavid Grabinski, who has an uncanny ability to come across cool horror ephemera.