Exclusive Motivational Growth Clip Begins to Fester

Dread Central - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:00

On tap right now is an exclusive clip from Don Thacker’s flick Motivational Growth (review). That being said, hurry up and disinfect your hands. Get your favorite salve ready!

Motivational Growth Release Details
Indiecan Entertainment, Parade Deck Films, and Devolver Digital have teamed up to release Don Thacker’s sleeper festival hit MOTIVATIONAL GROWTH (starring genre legend Jeffrey Combs).

The film will hit VOD worldwide on September 30th (via Devolver in most countries and Indiecan in Canada), Blu-ray and DVD in Canada on the same date, and DVD in the US the following week (via Parade Deck) on October 6th.

The DVD release will include a commentary track (with actors Jeffrey Combs and Adrian DiGiovanni and director Don Thacker), a photo gallery, and trailers. The Blu-ray edition will also include some additional behind-the-scenes material.

In Motivational Growth, Ian Foliver (Adrian DiGiovanni), a depressed and reclusive man in his 70s, finds himself taking advice from a growth in his bathroom after a failed suicide attempt. The Mold (Re-Animator star Jeffrey Combs), a smooth talking fungus born of the filth in a neglected bathroom, works to help Ian clean himself up and remodel his lifestyle. The Mold has big plans for Ian, but they may not be as innocent as they seem. A labyrinthine narrative follows, full of colorfully drawn characters and gruesome body horror. “The Mold knows, Jack. The Mold knows.”

Keep up-to-date with the film on the official Motivational Growth website, “like” the Motivational Growth Facebook page, and follow @MotGrowth on Twitter.

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Zombie Killing In ‘The Walking Dead’ Has Never Been More Joyous Than This

bloody disgusting - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:50

It’s almost time for season 5 of The Walking Dead! We’re finally going to find out what Rick meant when he said, “They’re screwing with the wrong people.” We’re going to see if Daryl can find Beth. Basically, questions will be answered and then more questions will be dumped upon us! Oh, and some zombies will be killed along the way.

Speaking of that, how about we celebrate the vast multitude of zombie kills throughout the series by taking a look at a video set to some wonderful “can-can” music?

Video creator Robert Jones says that he, “…counted around 97 kills” and it definitely shows. There are a TON of kills, far more than I actually remembered from the series.

Now, head on below and let the killing commence!

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‘Asmodexia’ Clip Gives Homage to ‘The Exorcist’

bloody disgusting - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:39

We have a pretty gross new exclusive clip from Asmodexia, the feature debut of Marc Carrete (short films “Mal cuerpo” and “Castidermia”).

IFC Midnight has slated it for release on VOD September 26, and has since shared the clip that gives homage to The Exorcist. Watch a car crash, and then exorcism, and then a small vomit of pea soup all over someone’s face…

Asmodexia unspools over five days in the lives of an exorcist and his granddaughter, working in the Barcelona area.

Eloy de Palma is an exorcist pastor roaming the darkest corners of the country with his granddaughter Alba. Their mission is to help those possessed by The Evil One, an infection of the soul that is spreading fast, especially among the most vulnerable members of society: children, mental patients, and drug addicts. There is also a mysterious cult following them, making it more difficult to help those in need. Each exorcism is tougher than the one before, and every battle with Evil reveals a piece of young Alba’s forgotten past – an enigma that if unconcealed could change the world as we know it.

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Nazi Vs. Golem In Steve Niles’ ‘Breath of Bones’

bloody disgusting - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:34

Andrew Adamson, who directed two of the Chronicles of Narnia movies, is attached to helm Breath of Bones, an adaptation of the acclaimed Dark Horse Entertainment comics miniseries, reports THR.

The three-issue story, later collected into a hardback graphic novel, was written by Steve Niles, a known name in the horror comic field (he created “30 Days of Night”), and Matt Santoro. Artist Dave Wachter received a 2012 Russ Manning Award nomination for his gorgeous work.

The unique “Bones” is set during World War II and tells of a British plane that crashes into a Jewish village. The crash brings Nazi attention, forcing the villagers to defend themselves, with one rabbi and his grandson building a Golem creature and bringing him to monstrous life.

Telling a story can be tough,” Niles said to Heat Vision. “It’s the one monster rooted in religion and mysticism, so I wanted to be respectful. I decided to tell it as a World War II fable. It’s a story of a grandfather teaching his grandson how to make a monster to defend his village against a Nazi invasion.

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2014 Fantastic Fest Award Winners Include It Follows, The Babadook, Spring, Dead Snow 2, and Alleluia

Dread Central - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:30

Fantastic Fest 2014 doesn’t officially end until this Thursday, September 25th, but all the premieres are done, which means it’s time to to announce this year’s Fantastic Fest Award winners.

It was an outstanding year for features and shorts, making the job of honoring a select crop all the more difficult, but the Fest’s esteemed team of jurors have done the nearly impossible and chosen the best films of the festival.

The audience awards are presented by accounting firm Maxwell Locke & Ritter, who provided the certified tabulation of ballots this year and are the exclusive accounting sponsor of Fantastic Fest. Dell Precision is the presenter of the prestigious “Next Wave” Award, which honors emerging filmmakers. The winners of the “Next Wave” feature awards are presented with a new Dell Precision mobile workstation.

A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to legendary film critic Leonard Maltin by Alamo Drafthouse and Fantastic Fest co-founder Tim League and his longtime friend Louis Black, co-founder of the Austin Chronicle and SXSW.

AUDIENCE AWARD (Presented by Maxwell Locke & Ritter)
THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA (director Isao Takahata)

Best Picture: IT FOLLOWS (director David Robert Mitchell)
Best Director: Miroslav Slaboshpitsky (THE TRIBE)
Best Screenplay: David Robert Mitchell (IT FOLLOWS)
Best Actor: Lou Taylor Pucci (SPRING)
Best Actress: Amy Everson (FELT)

Best Picture: ALLELUIA (director Fabrice Du Welz)
Best Director: Fabrice Du Welz (ALLELUIA)
Best Screenplay: Tetsuya Nakashima, Maiko Tedano and Nobuhiro Monma (THE WORLD OF KANAKO)
Best Actor: Laurent Lucas (ALLELUIA)
Best Actress: Lola Dueñas (ALLELUIA)

Best Picture: THE BABADOOK (directed Jennifer Kent)
Best Screenplay: Jennifer Kent (THE BABADOOK)
Best Director: Martín De Salvo (DARKNESS BY DAY)
Best Actor: Noah Wiseman (THE BABADOOK)
Best Actress: Essie Davis (THE BABADOOK)

Best Picture: DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS DEAD (director by Tommy Wirkola)
Best Director: Hans Petter Moland (IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE)
Best Screenplay: Vegar Hoel, Stig Frode Henriksen and Tommy Wirkola (DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS DEAD)
Best Actor: Pål Sverre Hagen (IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE)
Best Actress: Sylvia Hoeks (BROS BEFORE HOS)

Best Picture: KUNG FU ELLIOT (director Jaret Belliveau)
Best Director: Tim Grabham, Jasper Sharp (THE CREEPING GARDEN)

Winner: THE STOMACH directed by Ben Steiner
Runner-up: INVADERS directed by Jason Kupfer

Winner: THE VOICE THIEF directed by Adan Jodorowsky
Runners-up: MY FATHER IS A BIRD (director Boaz Debby) and SOLITUDO (director Alice Lowe)

Winner: THE CHAPERONE (director Fraser Munden)
Runner-up: DAY 40 (director Sol Friedman)

Best in Show: BANANA CHALICE (developed by Kyle Reimergartin)

Gold Prize: HAVANA VAMPIRE TERRITORY (director Carlos Lechuga) and THE TURNED (director Andrés Rosende)
Silver Prize: FIERCE (director Francisco Lorite)
Bronze Prize: HURT (director Pablo Proenza)
Special Jury Mention for “Keeping the Spirit of the 80’s Alive”: THE SHADOWDWELLERS (producer Erick Salomon)
Jury Award for Work in Progress and Chemistry Award: FRONDOSO EDEN DEL CORAZON (director Juan Manuel Fodde)
Morbido/Latam Consultation Award: EAT ME (director David Michán)
Invited to Ventana Sur in Buenos Aires for Blood Window / Beyond the Window Coproduction Meetings: HAVANA VAMPIRE TERRITORY (director Carlos Lechuga) and THE SHORE (director Juan Felipe Orozco)
Invited to Ventana Sur in Buenos Aires for Blood Window / Bloody Work in Progress: SCHERZO DIABOLICO (director Adrián García Bogliano)

Andrew Todd

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Win a Haunting Annabelle Prize Package!

Dread Central - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:00

This is is, kids! Annabelle will be haunting your local theatre next week, and right now we have your chance to score all sorts of spooky gear on us! Read on for details regarding this mega-sized creepy fiesta of items!

So what’s in the bundle, you ask? Holy cow, are you in for a bounty of goodies!

  • Glow in the Dark Playing Cards
  • “Annabelle” Cinch Bag
  • Heat Changing Mug
  • “Annabelle” Eyes Sleeping Mask
  • #I Like Your Doll T-shirt
  • “Annabelle” Paper Mask

To enter for your chance to win, just send us an email at contests@dreadcentral.com including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS. We’ll take care of the rest.

This contest ends at 12:01 AM PT on October 6th.

Scheduled for release October 3, 2014, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.

She terrified you in The Conjuring, but this is where it all began for Annabelle.

Capable of unspeakable evil, the actual doll exists locked up in an occult museum in Connecticut—visited only by a priest who blesses her twice a month. New Line Cinema’s supernatural thriller Annabelle begins before the evil was unleashed.

John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia — a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia’s delight with Annabelle doesn’t last long.

On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now…Annabelle.

Annabelle Wallis (X-Men: First Class) and Ward Horton (The Wolf of Wall Street) star as the Forms.

Oscar nominee Alfre Woodard (Cross Creek, Twelve Years a Slave) stars as Evelyn, a neighbor who owns a bookstore and is familiar with the occult. Rounding out the cast are Kerry O’Malley (TV’s “Those Who Kill”) and Brian Howe (Devil’s Knot) as neighbors Sharon and Pete Higgins; Tony Amendola (TV’s “Once Upon A Time”) as Father Perez; and Eric Ladin (TV’s “Boardwalk Empire,”) as Detective Clarkin.

Annabelle reunites the filmmakers behind 2013’s hugely successful supernatural thriller The Conjuring. James Wan, director of the global hit, is producing Annabelle with Peter Safran. John R. Leonetti, who served as cinematographer on The Conjuring, is directing.

Gary Dauberman wrote the script. Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter and Hans Ritter are the executive producers. Also joining Leonetti behind the scenes are director of photography James Kniest, production designer Bob Ziembicki, editor Tom Elkins, and costume designer Janet Ingram. Joseph Bishara composed the score.
New Line Cinema presents an Atomic Monster/Safran Company Production, Annabelle.

For more on the movie visit the official Annabelle website, “like” Annabelle on Facebook, and follow Annabelle on Twitter.

Good luck!





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[TV] “American Horror Story: Freak Show” Teaser Sees Double

bloody disgusting - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:59

Go back-to-back with another double-vision look at “American Horror Story: Freak Show”! FX is set to debut the fourth season on October 8th at 10:00 PM on FX.

It begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952.

A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.

Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe, Denis O’Hare, Jamie Brewer, and Evan Peters return from previous seasons. New cast members includes Michael Chiklis, Wes Bentley, John Carroll Lynch, Finn Wittrock, Matt Bomer, Patti LaBelle and the world’s smallest living woman, Jyoti Amge.

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No Giger Aliens In ‘Prometheus’ Sequel

bloody disgusting - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:45

Ridley Scott, the man behind Alien and Blade Runner, is out promoting his latest, Exodus: Gods and Kings, which stars Christian Bale as Moses and tells the story of the legendary Old Testament leader.

Yahoo! caught up with the director who turned his attention to two major sequels in development.

While he may be in the midst of pre-production on The Martian, starring Matt Damon, work on the second Prometheus movie is also well underway. And it won’t feature the famous H.R. Giger Xenomorph…

Right now, as we speak, it’s being written,” he tells the site. “I’ve had 15 drafts evolving. I definitely want to do that again because I really enjoyed doing ‘Prometheus’.

The beast is done. Cooked,” he added. “I got lucky meeting Giger all those years ago. It’s very hard to repeat that. I just happen to be the one who forced it through because they said it’s obscene. They didn’t want to do it and I said, ‘I want to do it, it’s fantastic’. But after four (he has conveniently forgotten the ‘AvP’ movies), I think it wears out a little bit. There’s only so much snarling you can do. I think you’ve got to come back with something more interesting. And I think we’ve found the next step. I thought the Engineers were quite a good start.

In a small spoiler, he also reveals a small plot point in the sequel: ““You’ll probably have to go with [Noomi Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw] and [Michael Fassbender’s android David] – without his head. Find out how he gets his head back on!

In regards to a second Blade Runner, “It’s on the charts,” he reveals, “I can’t say when that would be yet, because of [Ford’s] thing with ‘Star Wars’. It’s a sequel – it’s what happens next. It’s quite surprisingly clever.

It sounds like fans will be doing the waiting game even more than Scott as he can’t possibly direct three films at once. Which would you like to see next? Martian, Blade Runner or Prometheus?

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Exclusive ‘Zombeavers’ Warning Signs!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:35

From the producers of American Pie, Cabin Fever and The Ring comes Zombeavers; the allegedly hilarious no-holds-barred schlock horror releasing in the UK on Blu-ray and DVD October 20, 2014.

Announced earlier this year at the Berlin Film Festival, it garnered over 2 million trailer views and became quite the social media and festival sensation. Zombeavers is the horror comedy with hysterical interludes, gross-out gore and old school animatronics.

Check out these pretty hilarious exclusive “Zombeavers” warning signs!

The film follows a group of college students headed out into the wilderness for spring break, unaware of the danger that lurks beneath the lake. Unbeknownst to the vacationers a chemical spill has irreversibly altered the wildlife and Zombeavers are on the prowl. As a weekend of sex, drugs and debauchery gets underway, the beavers close in on their prey and the bloodthirsty beasts really do take the term ‘killer weekend’ to the next level.

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‘The Divine Tragedies’ Poster Drips With Death

bloody disgusting - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:31

Producers Jon and James Kondelik have debuted the trailer for the horror feature The Divine Tragedies.

The trailer shows the brothers Charles and Thomas LoBianco on a terrible killing spree. Shot in bright colours, the trailer shows more of the film’s characters and the brothers’ terrible motivations – to get away with murder!

The Divine Tragedies is based on a brutal crime. The Leopold and Loeb murder case, of Chicago, would shock the world. Two brothers thought they could commit the perfect crime, the murder of a young boy. But, the authorities were hot on their trail. In the film’s story, actor Ken Foree plays Det. Homer Gaul. Gaul is intent on ending the brothers’ wanton killing; he just has to find them first. But, Charles and Thomas have plans of their own.

The trailer was shot by director Jose Prendes (The Haunting of Whaley House).

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From Dusk Till Dawn: Season One (UK DVD)

Dread Central - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 06:00

Starring D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Eiza González, Jesse Garcia, Wilmer Valderrama, Robert Patrick

Directed by Robert Rodriguez, Dwight H. Little, Fede Alvarez, Nick Copus, Joe Menendez, Eduardo Sánchez

Distributed by Entertainment One

From the beginning, it seemed like a concept that could quite easily be a total disaster: taking the core story and narrative path of Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s 1996 genre mash-up From Dusk Till Dawn and spreading it out across a full ten-episode television season. Thankfully, a disaster it is not – sufficiently devoted to the source material to remain closely familiar, but packed with enough new and expanded content to make it its own distinct animal.

From Dusk Till Dawn chronicles the exploits of infamous criminal duo Seth (Cotrona) and Richard (Holtz) Gecko, who are forced on the run after a botched bank heist culminates in an explosion-filled shootout with the local police force. Leaving a trail of bodies in their wake as they make their way across the Mexican Border to meet up with their shady ‘employer’, Carlos (Valderrama), the boys take Christian preacher Jacob Fuller (Patrick) and his two kids – Kate (Madison Davenport) and Scott (Brandon Soo Hoo) – hostage in an attempt to use their family-style RV as a Trojan horse through checkpoints.

With the worst seemingly behind them, the Geckos and Fullers arrive at the amusingly-titled ‘Titty Twister’ – a biker bar in the middle of the desert that remains open from dusk ’til dawn – and sit down for a few well-earned drinks while awaiting further instruction from Carlos. Unfortunately, the bulk of their troubles have only just begun as it is soon revealed that the bar is in fact just the topmost section of an ancient Aztec temple that serves as the home and feeding ground of a race of vampire-like snake people.

Yes, I said “snake people.”

While the main flow of this particular story’s first time on our screens remains solidly in place here, Rodriguez and Co. have changed a number of things while digging deeper into others – some to greatly pleasing effect and some to needlessly overwrought levels. The aforementioned change from straight-up vampires to snake people (despite Rodriguez’s hints that he originally thought of it that way, the movie’s creatures were distinctly more bat-like) is initially a bitter pill to swallow and in the early stages threatens to undermine proceedings with an overly goofy presentation – but it soon becomes more comfortable in its new skin as the series develops its deeper, fresh mythology.

The character roster is afforded the temporal luxury of the television format for deeper insights into their personalities, and just about every main player gets their time in the sun (not literally, though, depending on their origins). Rather than his tiny bit-part in the original film, the Gecko Bros’ contact, Carlos, is set front and centre as the villain here, their coming together at the ‘Titty Twister’ being just one part of his nefarious plan for domination over not just Seth and Richard, but his own ancient people. As Carlos, Wilmer Valderrama chews up the scenery in a performance that lies just on the wrong side of hammy – obviously having fun with the material, but falling victim to the sporadically wonky script at some of the least appropriate moments.

Much more time is also given to developing the character of sizzling snake-dancer Santanico Pandemonium (González), taking the perspective of her from a seemingly malignant, succubus-like influence on Richard in the early stages through to a rather more sympathetic creature. In fact, one of the largest achievements of this new presentation is the much more intimate relationship between Richard and Santanico – one that stretches back through visions and ethereal visitations to a time much, much farther back than our entry point and serves to better round out the character originally brought to screens by Quentin Tarantino. Rather than simply being a neurotic/psychotic nutcase with a penchant for wanton violence and the murder of defenceless women, Richard here is a tortured and conflicted soul, his impulses toyed with and manipulated by outside forces that regularly leave him confused, mentally drained, and no doubt covered in blood. Zane Holtz is thoroughly excellent in the role – cold as steel, calculated when in control, but regularly overcome by otherworldly influences beyond his comprehension. And yet, ultimately, he’s an individual on little more than a quest for fulfillment and love.

Opposite him, D.J. Cotrona is in full-on Clooney Mode as he does his best to emulate the mannerisms and speech patterns of his predecessor’s original barnstorming performance. Not that that’s a bad thing at all – Seth Gecko remains as badass a character on screen as he did almost 20 years ago and is in very safe hands indeed with Cotrona.

Jesse Garcia also shines as enraged Texas Ranger Gonzalez, determined to put the criminal brothers either behind bars or in the ground for the convenience store murder of his superior, Earl McGraw (Don Johnson). Drawn into Carlos’ sights due to his dogged determination to bring the Geckos down, Gonzalez winds up having to put retribution on the back burner and fight alongside his rivals for the sake of his family. Garcia brings this angel of vengeance to life with a palpable energy and sense of broiling, righteous hatred that makes him very difficult to ignore.

It isn’t all rosy when it comes to From Dusk Till Dawn‘s first season, however. It often finds itself contending with a very janky script and disappointing CGI, its own dedication to straight-faced B-grade schlock keeping it wobbling precariously on the verge of falling into too self-confident, overblown nonsense – something into which it does regularly slip, as the airy-fairy mysticism gets ever more trite. Repetition becomes a factor (yes, we get the point of the snake clan’s symbol, already), and the production constraints of the new format leave the iconic ‘Titty Twister’ massacre and ensuring battles looking far more stagey than the cinematic counterpart. The expansion of the crotch-gun wearing Sex Machine character into a lecherous college professor – played by Jake Busey – who knows nearly everything there is to know about the toothy residents of the bar is also an aggravating move that simply doesn’t pay off at all beyond adding reams of needless exposition.

When it comes to the complete package, all involved do manage to keep the goofiness of the material in check sufficiently; combined with the same kind of reckless rock ‘n’ roll attitude found in its forebear, it remains almost as endearing and full of entertainment value as it did the first time around – better in parts, infinitely dumber in others. Yes, all-told I’d rather watch the original movie again over this new interpretation, but it does bring enough of worth to the table to justify its existence – and that bodes well for continuing the adventures of the remaining bunch of characters in the second season beyond the already familiar material.

Entertainment One’s UK DVD release of From Dusk Till Dawn: Season One sports a commentary for the pilot episode that brings in cast members D.J. Cotrona, Brandon Soo Hoo, Eiza González, Jesse Garcia and Zane Holtz alongside director Robert Rodriguez and writer/showrunner Carlos Goto. Other commentaries (Episodes 2, 6, 7 and 10) draft in various other directors, writers and actors including Wilmer Valderrama and Robert Patrick – all of which are well worth a listen, especially those with Rodriguez on the panel.

Besides the commentaries, the choice of special features on the release may look impressive on paper, but it’s a very different story in practice. Of a total circa 70 minutes of extras, nearly half of the offerings are little more than various quick TV spots and promotional materials for the El Ray Network and the show’s various sponsors. Most egregiously, the “SXSW Featurette” is little more than a commercial despite the name! Besides a lengthy and fun Q&A session with Rodriguez and the cast, the extras here feel like little more than a constant sell, and a world away from the kind of open-door production extras that fans would expect to see. Quite disappointing in the grand scheme, but saved from being genuinely poor by the commentaries and Q&A.

Special Features

  • Audio commentary on selected episodes
  • Full length trailer
  • ‘Best Kills’ video
  • On Set: Episode 1 Day 1
  • On Set: The Making of From Dusk Till Dawn
  • Behind the Scenes: “On Set: Brought to You by General Motors”
  • Behind the Scenes: “On Set: Brought to You by Dos Equis”
  • Character Bio featurettes
  • General Motors commercial featuring Seth Gecko
  • Dos Equis commercial featuring Carlos Madrigal
  • Big Kahuna Burger commercial
  • ‘What’s in the Briefcase?’ spot
  • SXSW featurette
  • Q&A from premiere at Alamo Drafthouse with Robert Rodriguez and Cast

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Lineup Announced for 2014 Mile High Horror Film Festival

Dread Central - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 23:52

The fifth annual Mile High Horror Film Festival kicks off in Denver on October 9th, and the weekend of events will include screenings of films both new and old. In fact, this year’s lineup is downright stacked with delicious goodies, so read on for the full announcement!

From the Press Release:

The Mile High Horror Film Festival returns to celebrate five strong years with our best film lineup yet.

This year, the festival expands to include 80 independent horror films from 18 different countries. From slasher maniacs to supernatural spirits, this year’s film lineup is sure to make your skin crawl.

We have several special events lined up that pay homage to the genre: a 60th anniversary presentation of CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON in 3D with actress Julie Adams in person, a 40th anniversary presentation of THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE with the original ‘Leatherface,’ Gunnar Hansen in person, CANDYMAN with horror icon Tony Todd in person, and a 15-year anniversary reunion for THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT with directors Dan Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez in person.

For fans of monster flicks, our films EXISTS (2014 USA), X MOOR, and LATE PHASES (2014 USA) are sure to please. Slasher fans, don’t miss PRESERVATION (2014 USA), DER SAMURAI (2014 Germany), and DEAD SNOW 2 (2014 Norway/Iceland).

If you like psychological thrillers, this lineup is sure to keep the heart pumping all weekend long: THE MAN IN THE ORANGE JACKET (2014 Latvia/Estonia), BLOOD PUNCH (2013 USA), HOOKED UP (2013 Spain), THE RECONSTRUCTION OF WILLIAM ZERO (2014 USA) STILL LIFE (2014 Argentina), and HOUSEBOUND (2014 New Zealand).

Fans of the V/H/S series, we will showcase the Colorado debut of the third installment, V/H/S: VIRAL. To top things off, we will host the 90-year anniversary of the silent classic, THE HANDS OF ORLAC (1924 Germany/Austria) with a live original score performed by Paul Buscarello.

Additional films will be announced soon.

Kick off the Halloween season with us at the Mile High Horror Film Festival. This year’s event takes place Oct. 9-12 at the Alamo Drafthouse in Littleton, and includes feature filmmakers, artists, celebrities and of course all the gore and horror that makes our festival a must see.

For a full list of events and ticket information, visit www.mhhff.com.

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Job For A Cowboy Announce New Album ‘Sun Eater’: Stream New Track

bloody disgusting - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 23:00

Metal band Job For A Cowboy have announced that they will be releasing their new album Sun Eater on November 11th via Metal Blade Records. This will be the band’s fourth studio album and follows Demonocracy, which came out in April 2012.

To announce this new album, the band has released a stream of the track “Sun Of Nihility”, which you can hear below. There are some who state that the song sees the band taking on a more “tech death” approach, which many are lauding.

Guitarist Tony Sannicandro recalled:

This album came together very smoothly. We had the concept before hand and I took it upon myself to try and portray that concept through the music. I took a much more melodic approach than “Demonocracy”: focusing on the structuring and the layering that would complement the story to my ears/

Bassist Nick Schendzielos added:

[Guitarist] Al [Glassman] riffs long and hard for greater the good of everyone involved. He really used a lot of foresight in his revisions during the writing process, creating ample room for me to mood-out the tracks with bass that you can actually hear. in the end I think we really brought the character out in each and every song.

Sun Eater is available for pre-order through Metal Blade.

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Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey and Charles Dance Join Pride and Prejudice and Zombies; US Distro Locked Up

Dread Central - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 20:25

Two bits of info hit the wire late today with regard to the long awaited Pride and Prejudice and Zombies adaptation, one involving a casting update and the other announcing who will be distributing the film here in the U.S.

Per Deadline, Screen Gems has closed a deal for U.S. distribution rights, and the “Game of Thrones” father/daughter duo of Charles Dance and Lena Headey (pictured) have joined the cast. No details were revealed regarding their roles.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies also stars Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote, Matt Smith, Douglas Booth, and Suki Waterhouse. Burr Steers is directing from a screenplay by David O. Russell and Steers.

The film hails from Cross Creek’s Brian Oliver, Sierra/Affinity, and Lauren Selig. It is produced by Allison Shearmur, Sean McKittrick, Natalie Portman, Annette Savitch, Marc Butan, Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson. Exec producing are Lauren Selig, Aleen Keshishian, Ted Hamm, and Sue Baden Powell.

Along with the Screen Gems deal, they’ve sold Latin America, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, and Iceland to Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions.  Sierra/Affinity is selling other international territories.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies mixes the 1817 Jane Austen classic Pride and Prejudice with a legion of bloodthirsty undead. Seth Grahame-Smith’s popular novel plays with the relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England who are faced with the challenge of an army of the “sorry stricken” (i.e., zombies).

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Waxwork’s ‘Friday The 13th’ Woodland Green/Blood Splatter Variant Is Gorgeous!

bloody disgusting - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 20:11

Waxwork Records posted a photo of the “woodland green with blood splatter” variant of their Friday The 13th vinyl, which begins shipping next week. The photo makes it look absolutely breathtaking, with rich, vibrant colors and a wonderful center label that stands out while still being simple. I ordered a copy and I can’t wait to get my hands on it! Check out the photo below.

The soundtrack, which was composed by Harry Manfredini, features package artwork by Jay Shaw.

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Major ‘Pride And Prejudice And Zombies’ News!

bloody disgusting - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 19:45

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies has truly risen from the grave.

Deadline reports on two major developments on the Burr Steers film that mixes the mannered, brain-challenging prose of Jane Austen with brain-eating corpses from hell.

Sony Screen Gems has closed a deal for U.S. distribution rights, which means that we’ll probably be seeing the film in theaters come 2015!

Also, two of “Game Of Thrones‘” villains, both Charles Dance, below, and the wonderfully evil Lena Headey, pictured above, have joined the cast! Headey is a big genre icon having starred in the “Terminator” series, Dredd, 300 and even Laid to Rest and The Purge!

The film also stars Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcoate, Jack Huston, Douglas Booth, Matt Smith, and Suki Waterhouse.

This mash-up that begins with the tangled relationship between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England, and is complicated by a full on outbreak of zombies.

Latest script is by Steers, who rewrote a previous draft by David O Russell.

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Resident Evil Revelations 2 Gameplay Footage

Dread Central - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 19:43

On the heels of a cryptic trailer released at Sony’s Tokyo Game Show press conference, Capcom has provided four minutes of gameplay footage for Resident Evil Revelations 2.

The demo follows the game’s protagonist, Claire Redfield, along with sidekick Moira Burton as they explore a beast-infested facility.

Instances of suspenseful tension are showcased along with combat sequences against sizable brutes. When the monsters attack, it is possible to shake them off with a rapid movement of the left joystick. Exploration is very linear as Claire follows a predetermined path beset by locked doors that prevent any open-ended gameplay.

Resident Evil Revelations 2 is set for a release in early 2015 on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.

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Two Heads Are Better than One in this Latest Promo for American Horror Story: Freak Show

Dread Central - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 18:48

In case the “American Horror Story: Freak Show” promo teaser we showed you earlier today wasn’t freaky enough, the powers-that-be are back with yet another, and this one wonders: “Are you one of us?”

“American Horror Story: Freak Show” begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike.

This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.

“AHS” Season 4 debuts October 8th at 10:00 PM on FX.

Related Story: Enter the “American Horror Story: Freak Show” Costume Contest

Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe, Denis O’Hare, Jamie Brewer, and Evan Peters return from previous seasons. New cast members includes Michael Chiklis, Wes Bentley, John Carroll Lynch, Finn Wittrock, Matt Bomer, Patti LaBelle and the world’s smallest living woman, Jyoti Amge.

“American Horror Story: Freak Show” – Episode 4.01 – “Monsters Among Us” (airs 10/8/14)
One of the only surviving sideshows in the country struggles to stay in business during the dawning era of television. When police make a terrifying discovery at a local farmhouse, the eccentric purveyor of the freak show (Lange) sees an opportunity that will lead her troupe either to their salvation or ruin. Written by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk; directed by Ryan Murphy.

For more info visit the “AHS: Freak Show” Facebook page, check out “AHS: Freak Show” on Tumblr, and follow @AHSFreakShow_ on Twitter along with “American Horror Story” on FX.

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‘The Order: 1886′ Video Shows Off the Tools of the Trade

bloody disgusting - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 17:49

Ready at Dawn’s PS4 debut The Order: 1886 has gradually become one of my most anticipated games. I love Victorian era London, I love ancient wars between man and monster, I love steampunk weapons and gadgets, and I especially love using those steampunk weapons and gadgets on werewolves.

The latest dev diary for the upcoming game digs into all that steampunk goodness, as well as the process that went into creating each weapon and gadget.

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20 Minutes of ‘Hellraid’ Footage Leaves No Monster Standing

bloody disgusting - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 17:33

If you ever wondered what it would look like if the visceral melee combat of Dead Island and the badass spellcasting of Skyrim was thrown into a medieval fantasy world filled with demons and monsters that need slaying, Hellraid is basically that. Back in April, Techland revealed they had decided to eschew a release on last-gen consoles in favor of bringing their dungeon hack ‘n slash game to current-gen consoles.

The move meant the game would be rebuilt from the ground up to make full use of the new consoles. It also meant it’d look and play better, so few people complained when they announced a 2015 release, rather than its initial fall 2014 window.

As we can see in the video below, this game has benefited greatly from that decision.

Hellraid releases on Steam Early Access later this year, with the retail version hitting PC, PS4 and Xbox One in early 2015.

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