Indomina Releasing recently announced that it's adding another horror-thriller to its release titles, Outcast, directed by Colm McCarthy, the gripping thriller will street via DVD and Digital On Demand on February 21 through Vivendi Entertainment, Indomina Releasing and Bloody Disgusting Selects. Bloody Disgusting has landed a trio of exclusive clips that not only give you a first look at the film's black magic creature, but also take you deep into a morgue and tack on a tattoo. The critics are clamoring for Outcast, the black magic and witchery horror starring James Nesbitt (The Hobbit) and James Cosmo (Braveheart). Mary (Kate Dickie) harbors a dark history, but must confront her past when a hunter with magical powers (Nesbitt) is assigned to capture her and kill her son. As the terrifying cat-and-mouse game continues, locals begin to die at the hands of an unknown life force and a deadly fear takes hold.
Posted this past Sunday is the latest edition of the Aural Pleasure podcast. In the eighth edition of Bloody-Disgusting's "Aural Pleasure" (has it seriously been this long? You think we would've been canned by now!), Jonny, Bill, and Adam tackle their reactions to the recently released "Silent Hill: Downpour" intro theme, their thoughts on the Grammys and what is going on with the music industry these days, and lastly, who some of our favorite voice actors in video games and movies are. Oh, and then Bill drops a doozy and decides to offer TWO recommendations, leaving Jonny a bit flummoxed. Just another foray into the minds of these three weirdos, I guess. You'll find the episode by reading on or searching for "Bloody Disgusting" on iTunes! Watch for new podcast episodes every weekend!
Updated: BD has confirmed that the first poster is an official international version. We've also discovered a second that's been added below. Bloody Disgusting has landed your first look at the first official international teaser poster for Dimension Films' Piranha 3DD that promises "Double the action. Double the terror. Double the D's." Thanks to BD reader 'FreddyKrueger13' for tipping us off. "Theres something in the water... again. And this time no one is safe from the flesh eating fish as they sink their razor sharp teeth into the visitors of the best summer attraction, The Big Wet Water Park." Piranha 3DD reteams Feast director John Gulagar with writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan. Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, Chris Zylka, David Koechner, Meagan Tandy, Paul James Jordan, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Hector Jimenez, Adrian Martinez, Clu Gulager, Gary Busey, Katrina Bowden, Christopher Lloyd, Ving Rhames, Paul Scheer and David Hasselhoff all star. A release date is still forthcoming.
While Warners twiddles their thumbs making decisions regarding the long-gestured and development-riddled Akira, French filmmaker Fabien Dubois shared his 43-second fan-made trailer for Katsuhiro Otomo's Manga and anime adaptation that's visually remarkable. Too bad Chronicle beat him (and Warners) to it... and captured it better. It's still pretty cool. "Akira" originated in 1988 as a manga and then as an animated film co-written and directed by Katsuhiro Otomo. "Set in New Manhattan, the cyberpunk sci-fi epic follows the leader of a biker gang who must save his friend, discovered with potentially destructive psychokinetic abilities, from government medical experiments."
Thailands first 3D horror movie is ready to take off. From Art of the Devil 2 director Issara Nadee comes Dark Flight 407, a 3-D tale that mirrors Takashi Shimizu's English-language 7500. While we broke the news on the film out of AFM in November, below we've now added the Thai trailer for the supernatural horror opening overseas on March 22. "It will be the darkest flight of your life. Ten years ago, a young air hostess, Neuw, miraculously survived a plane crash. Neuw insists that a vengeful spirit caused that accident, but her belief unsettled those around her and she had to go through a psycho-therapy. Now, the woman is ready to fly again. But on her first flight, New is struck by a disturbing feeling. The plane on which shes working looks familiar, and Neuw realizes that its actually the same aircraft that crashed ten years ago, though it has been repaired and repainted. Gripped by terror, but theres nothing she can do because the plane has already taken off, along with the same vengeful spirits that reside in it. Up in the air, the spirits are determined to take her life this time."
Paco Plaza's [REC] 3 Genesis is gearing up to open in Spain on March 30th, and will hit HD VOD here in the States sometime thereafter going through the 2012 festival circuit. In the meantime, below we've shared the French trailer for the film that's got a fresh look inside the bloodshed. Magnolia Pictures owns theatrical rights, again, with Sony Home Entertainment planning to dump on DVD later. In the film, "Koldo and Clara are about to celebrate the most important day of their lives: their wedding. Everything appears to be running smoothly and the bride and groom and their families are enjoying a wonderful day; that is until some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness. Before they know whats happening, the bride and groom find themselves in the middle of a hellish ordeal, as an uncontrollable torrent of violence is unleashed on the wedding. Amidst the chaos, Koldo and Clara become separated and begin a desperate search for one another. What started off as an idyllic day quickly descends into a nightmare of the worst kind "
Screen Daily reports that Momentum Pictures has acquired all UK rights to our Sundance hit V/H/S! This means that UK readers will now be able to see the horror anthology "about a group of misfits hired to burglarise a house to find a rare VHS tape, only to find more found footage than they wanted to see." The directors are Adam Wingard (You're Next, A Horrible Way to Die, Pop Skull), Simon Barrett (You're Next, Dead Birds, Read Sands), Ti West (The House of the Devil, The Roost, The Innkeepers), David Bruckner (The Signal), Joe Swanberg (Silver Bullets), Glenn McQuaid (I Sell the Dead), along with Radio Silence, the YouTube sensations formerly known as Chad, Matt and Rob (Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Chad Villella). Magnolia Pictures genre label, Magnet Releasing picked up US and Canadian rights during Sundance with an eye toward a fall theatrical release. The film was notable at Sundance when an audience member fainted. The film will also screen at SXSW in March.
Bloody Disgusting was tipped off to the early development of a new horror project from writer Julie Hart. The Keeping Room is a period horror project said to be about William Tecumseh Sherman's Union Army as it approaches two Southern girls and their former slave who defend themselves from the perils of wartime poverty and the attack of Union scouts intent on pilaging their farm. It's incredibly unclear where the horror element is hiding, but I can only hope it's a Civial War between humans and zombies. Lionsgate is developing.
AMC's "The Walking Dead" is back and I'm still not feeling it. Having trouble pushing my way through each episode. I want to love it. Maybe things get better in episode 02.10, "Miles Out". Check out a preview from next Sunday's episode below. Lori gives Maggie some relationship advice in this scene from the latest episode airing February 26 at 9/8c. " "The Walking Dead" tells the story of the weeks and months that follow a pandemic zombie apocalypse. County Sheriff Rick Grimes travels with his family and a small group of survivors, constantly in search of a safe and secure home. But the constant pressure of fighting off death on a daily basis takes a heavy toll, sending many to the lowest depths of human cruelty. As Rick struggles to keep his family alive, he will discover that the overwhelming fear of the survivors can be far more dangerous than the mindless walkers roaming the earth."
From the mind of Paranormal Activity director Oren Peli, and directed by Orphan and House of Wax's Jaume Collet-Serra, the premiere of ABC's The River was considered soft. I haven't had a chance to pick up episode three yet, so you guys will have to tell me what you thought. More monkey's wearing creepy doll masks? I hope so! Anyways, gearing up for next week, below you'll find the first clip from episode 3 entitled "We Leave At Dawn." It will air this Tuesday, February 21.
He may just be the creepiest member of "True Blood"s Vampire Authority -- because he looks harmless, but is quite the opposite. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that young Jacob Hopkins (Priest) has landed the recurring role as the final member of "True Blood"s highest vampire governing body, the Vampire Authority. Hopkins plays "Alexander Drew," one of the Authority's chancellors who was turned to darkness at the age of 9-years-old. Alexander is described as an impetuous vamp who likes to taunt those around him. In addition "General Hospital" and "Cougar Town" actress Carolyn Hennesy will fill the final vacancy on the Authority. Season 5 is currently in production and premieres this summer on HBO.
One of the more colorful and interesting characters in James Wan's Poltergeist-esque Insidious was that of Specs and Tucker, played by Leigh Whannell and Angus Sampson respectively. In sort an obvious direction, Whannell, who is also the franchise writer, revealed that the two goofs with a ghost hunting viewfinder will be back in Insidious 2. "I can say that yes, my character will be seen in Insidious 2," said Whannell to Dread. "It may probably bum a lot of people out, though, to hear this news. It's part of the reason I don't even read the internet message boards anymore; there was this hatred that spewed out from fans saying 'I hated those guys! They sucked! They ruined the movie!' so there will probably be a lot of people out there who will be disappointed to hear that the Specs and Tucker characters will be coming back. (laughs)" We talked to Whannell exclusively the day after the sequel was announced. Here's what he had to say. In the 2011 hit, Josh (Patrick Wilson) and Renai (Rose Byrne) make the terrifying discovery that the body of their comatose boy has become a magnet for malevolent entities, while his consciousness lies trapped in the dark and insidious realm known as The Further.
If you're reading this here on Bloody Disgusting, then you should damn well know that Sam Raimi's original 1981 The Evil Dead was not a comedy, it was straight up scary. While many of you debate whether or not the forthcoming reboot should be comical or played deadpan serious, it's already been decided that they'll be giving homage to the original. Recently cast Jane Levy caught up with The Insider and explains the reboot's tone. "I think the humor in the first one came from the special effects of the time. I don't know that they meant it to be funny ... this one is not funny. It's definitely dark," said Levy, stating the obvious. She adds, "This one is really different. They've changed it a lot, but it's still a pretty gory movie." The site also ran into Bruce Campbell, who stars as "Ash" in the original trilogy. He also confirms we won't see the return of Ash, while also joking about what kind of remake it actually is. "You can expect to have a damn scary horror movie," he explains adding, "There's no Ash character -- The Evil Book is going to torment a new set of kids, so it's a remake, or a re-imagining or ... a re-whatever word you want to use. It's going to be re-scary." Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci also star in the film to be directed by Fede Alvarez for release on April 12, 2013.
We've now scored the first official teaser trailer and shocking release plans for The Devil's Carnival, Darren Lynn Bousman's Repo! The Genetic Opera-esque short that's now in post production. The musical genre film is about a carnival run by the devil. Having just wrapped principle photography here in Los Angeles, Bousman tells THR that the 55-minute short will hit the road in April (that's an insanely quick turnaround) as a 30-city rock tour turning venues into environments that tie to the movie and that will encourage audience participation. There will also be a 13-song album that gets released. Terrence Zduninch, who co-wrote Repo, also wrote the music for Carnival with Saar Hendelman. Zdunich stars alongside Taryn Manning, Bill Moseley, Briana Evigan, Emilie Autumn, J. Larose, Alexa Vega, Ogre, Paul Sorvino, Marc Senter, Sean Patrick Flanery and Slipknot's The Clown. Keep an eye on the film's official website for more soon. Watch the official teaser trailer inside with the full trailer coming this March. Talk below!
[Script To Scream]: Patrick Swayze Used To Live In 'Zombieland' Plus We Talk With Screenwriter Rhett Reese!
A film lives many lives before it ever hits the screen. A script is usually revised multiple times (sometimes dozens) before a single foot of film is exposed (or the digital equivalent thereof). Im not just talking about smaller stuff like dialogue polishes and the addition or deletion of scenes. Many times the core story is reworked in profound ways. Sometimes its downright shocking how different the final film can be from the initial drafts. In this new (semi-regular) feature for Bloody-Disgusting, Im going to take a look at some early drafts of scripts for horror films that you may have already seen and discuss the differences, whether they took a turn for the worse, better or just different. There are also a handful of scripts for sequels and remakes that never happened that are worth checking out - just to see what might have been. These arent script reviews, and only rarely will I be breaking the stories down on a beat-by-beat basis. Im just going to point out some cool, interesting and/or disastrous choices that happened along the way. Each installment will be different, and each installment will be fun. Ill also be including sample pages (when available)* so you dont have to take my word for it! *This applies only to older and previously released films that are already part of the culture. We're not in the business of leaking or sabotaging projects in development. My first installment was a look at Joe Dantes Gremlins, written by Chris Columbus. Today I'm taking a crack at Ruben Fleischer's Zombieland written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Reese was also kind enough to talk with me a little bit about the differences between the draft we're looking at today and the finished film as it appeared in 2009 - so you get to hear a lot of this straight from the horse's mouth. In case you didn't guess, almost every single word below the jump is a spoiler.
Caliber Media Co., Sundial Pictures and Preferred Content have started production on the talked-about thriller script, Dark Was the Night with lensing taking place this coming Sunday, February 19th. Kevin Durand (Real Steel, Robin Hood) and Lukas Haas (Contraband, Inception) will star in and battle with a never-before-seen monster in director Jack Heller's upcoming horror feature. The script, from Tyler Hisel, appeared on the 2009 Black List of best un-produced scripts, a rarity for the monster genre, under the title "The Trees". " 'Dark Was the Night' centers on the isolated town of Maiden Woods, where a nearby logging company has disrupted the balance of the life in the woods. From the frozen forest, an evil will emerge and threaten the local citizens; their only hope being the local Sheriff and his trusted Deputy." Rounding out the cast are Sabina Gadecki, Heath Freeman and Nick Damici (Stake Land). "Respectful to the success of vampire and zombie movies, we were immediately attracted to Tylers all-new monster mythology," said producer Dallas Sonnier.
Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, has released a red-band trailer for Michael Nickles' Playback, a said-to-be frightening horror film featuring Christian Slater that's now available on-demand with a limited theatrical run planned for March 9. "While digging into their town's infamous past, a group of high school students unwittingly unlock a dark secret, unleashing an evil spirit that takes possession of its victims." In addition to Slater, the film stars Toby Hemingway, Johnny Pacar and Ambyr Childers. We'll have an exclusive interview with Nickles in the coming week.
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has pre-bought all media rights to the Sebastian Silva's untitled thriller starring Michael Cera, Juno Temple, Emily Browning and Catalina Sandino Moreno, which was formerly known as Magic Magic, reports Variety. Pic is written and directed by Silva, whose film The Maid won the Grand Jury prize at Sundance and was nominated for Best Foreign Film at the Golden Globes. "The psychological thriller follows a young American woman (Temple) vacationing with her friends in a remote part of Chile, who begins to mentally unravel and enters into a world of disturbing landscapes and crushing terror." The film is produced by Frida Torresblanco (Pan's Labyrinth) of Braven Films, which is also fully financing the film. Killer Films' Christine Vachon is also producing with Mike White and David Bernad of Rip Cord Prods. Pic is skedded to start production in early 2012.
Audiences will experience thrills and chills from the franchise that brought the epic battle of man and nature to life as Lionsgate debuts the Mimic: 3-Film Set on Blu-ray Disc May 1st. Available for the first time as an HD collection, the set includes Mimic: The Director's Cut, along with Mimic 2 and the Rear Window-inspired Mimic 3: Sentinel - both on Blu-ray Disc for the first time and available exclusively in the set. Telling the complete story of one deadly genetic engineering experiment, each film includes a host of special features, certain to excite and terrify fans of the sci-fi series. A collection housing all three of the original film versions will be available on DVD at the same time, for the suggested retail price of $19.98.
Four years after it was originally discussed (and was deemed "dead" last May), Warner Bros has closed deals with Akiva Goldsman and Overbrook Entertainment to do another installment of I Am Legend, the 2007 hit film. Deadline reports that the intention is for Will Smith to reprise his role as scientist Robert Neville, who was the last man on earth doing battle with a mutated mob in New York City after an apocalyptic man-made virus wiped out the population. A deal was made with Arash Amel to write the script. The film is NOT being called a prequel, which had been rumored for the past few years. But clearly Warner Bros sees more room to roam on a film that grossed $584 million worldwide. The original film is based on the novel by Richard Matheson. No word on director Francis Lawrence yet and Smith will wait to see script before committing.