Chiller Reveals “Slasher,” ‘Lifeforce’ and ‘Siren’ (Based On the ‘V/H/S’ Segment “Amateur Night”)

bloody disgusting - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 18:14

“I like you…”

On the heels of its most-watched original movie to date (Animal) and the SXSW 2015 premiere of its original movie The Boy, Chiller announces new original content for 2015 and 2016, including its first-ever original series, “Slasher,” and two new original movies, Lifeforce and Siren.

In Siren, a bachelor party becomes a savage fight for survival when the groomsmen unwittingly unleash a fabled predator upon the festivities. Slated to premiere on Chiller in 2016, Siren, written by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, is a non-foound-footage adaptation/spinoff to David Bruckner’s short film “Amateur Night,” one of the segments featured in the 2012 Sundance premiere of the anthology thriller V/H/S.

Chiller’s first original series, “Slasher,” follows the plight of a young woman who returns to the small town where she was born, only to find herself the centerpiece in a series of horrifying copycat murders – based on the widely-known, grisly killings of her parents. The eight-part season serves as the first instalment of an anthology series, where each season exists as a self-contained hybrid of the slasher subgenre of horror films and the traditional murder mystery. Over the course of the “Slasher” series, a variety of mysteries will unfold, building towards a climactic finale.

Developed and produced by Shaftesbury in association with Chiller and Super Channel and distributed by Content, “Slasher” is written and created by Aaron Martin (“Killjoys,” “Degrassi: The Next Generation”) and directed by Craig David Wallace (“Todd and the Book of Pure Evil”). Christina Jennings and Scott Garvie are executive producers. Funded with the participation of the COGECO Program Development and Northern Ontario Heritage Funds, Slasher will commence production in Sudbury this summer. Canadian broadcaster is Super Channel. “Slasher” will premiere on Chiller in late 2015.

Lifeforce, a reimagining of the 1985 classic film (based on Colin Wilson’s novel “The Space Vampires”), follows a group of astronauts who encounter a derelict alien spacecraft hiding an ancient secret. At the vessel, the explorers discover three perfect humanoids who are returned to Earth… and unleash a terrible plague upon the planet. The original film, starring Steve Railsback, Patrick Stewart and Mathilda May, was directed by Tobe Hooper. Lifeforce will premiere on Chiller in late 2015.

Steve B. Harris (Friday the 13th, Amityville: The Awakening) will produce for Diversion3 (www.diversion3.com) along with Mark Altman (Castle, Necessary Roughness) Mark Gottwald (DOA: Dead or Alive) and David E. Williams (Femme Fatales) from a story by Harris, Altman and Steve Kriozere (NCIS, Castle).

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The Phoenix Incident Sheds Light on XLrator Media

Dread Central - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 18:08

XLrator Media continues to fill out its robust genre lineup as the company has acquired the rights to The Phoenix Incident, which is based upon the insanely eerie Phoenix Lights. Don’t know what those were? Look it up, and let your imagination run wild.

Written and directed by veteran gaming director Keith Arem (Call of Duty, Titanfall), The Phoenix Incident chronicles the US military’s alleged engagement with extraterrestrial forces the night of the 1997 Phoenix Lights UFO sightings. Using whistleblower testimony, recovered military footage, and eyewitness accounts, the feature explores four unsolved Arizona Missing Persons cases connected to the incident.

Look for it to beam you up later this year on VOD. In the interim dig on the clip below courtesy of Deadline.

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Rob Zombie Auctioning Off ‘Halloween 2′, ‘The Lords of Salem’ Props

bloody disgusting - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 18:04

There are five days left on director Rob Zombie’s crowdfunding campaign for 31 and he wants to make sure it ends with a bang. That’s why these last few days open up a new form of raising funds: bidding on actual movie props from two previous Zombie films. The auctions are for items from Halloween 2 as well as The Lords Of Salem.

The items included in the auction include Michael Myers’ knife from Halloween 2, Laurie Strode’s shirt from the film Halloween 2 along with a prop book used in the film and an autographed copy of Fangoria featuring the film Halloween, as well as the Black Pig Mask used during the final scene of the Rob’s last film, Lords of Salem.

Bidding has already opened up today and can be found here. The auctions will end May 10th at 11:59PM PT.

The film’s synopsis reads:

31 follows five carnival workers who are kidnapped the night before Halloween and held hostage in a large secret compound known as Murder World.

Once there, they have 12 hours to survive a terrifying game called 31 in which ‘The Heads’- murderous maniacs dressed as clowns – are released to hunt them down and kill them.

Below is an image of the props available for bidding as well as Zombie’s upcoming tour dates.

Tour dates:
May 30 in Kansas City, MO at Rockfest
May 31 in Dallas, TX at BFD
June 2 in New Orleans, LA at Civic Theatre
June 4 in Simpsonville, SC at Charter Amphitheatre
June 5 in Portsmouth, BA at nTelos Wireless Pavilion
June 6 in Sayreville, NJ at Starland Ballroom
June 8 in Warren, OH at Packard Music Hall
June 9 in Cincinnati, OH at Riverbend Music Hall
June 10 in Milwaukee, WI at Eagles Ballroom
June 12 in Sylvania, OH at Centennial Terrace
June 13 in Flint, MI at Loudwire Live
June 14 in Indianapolis, IN at Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn
June 16 in Pittsburgh, PA at Stage AE
June 18 in Uncasville, CT at Mohegan Sun Arena
June 19 in Big Flats, NY at Tags Summerstage
June 20 in Quebec, Canada at Amnesia Rockfest
June 26 in El Paso, TX at Streefest
June 28 in Grand Junction, CO at Loudwire Music Festival

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Joe Dante’s ‘The Howling’ Is Also Being Remade…

bloody disgusting - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 18:03

While digging for info on the just announced StrangeLand remake, we discovered Emaji, Inc.’s Emaji Entertainment has also nabbed the rights to reboot Joe Dante’s 1981 The Howling, which has seen eight films released that have been based in part of the three novels written by Gary Brander.

This is the first film production for the recently formed Emaji Entertainment, which plans to produce The Howling as the first in a series of films based upon well known film properties.

The Howling featured one of the greatest werewolf transformations of all-time. And we’d hope this new company doesn’t use CGI and instead pushes to deliver something truly spectacular. In it, after a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem.

The Howling, made for $1.5 million, went on to gross $18 million in its initial theatrical release. Between 1985 and 2011 there were seven more Howling related films produced in the franchise, including Howling II in 1985, Howling III in 1987, Howling IV in 1988, Howling V in 1989, Howling VI in 1991, Howling: New Moon Rising in 1995, and The Howling: Reborn in 2011.

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Dee Snider Will Return As Captain Howdy In a ‘StrangeLand’ Remake!

bloody disgusting - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 17:44

After years and years in development hell, Dee Snider is finally returning as the psychotic Captain Howdy.

Emaji, Inc.’s Emaji Entertainment tell Bloody Disgusting that they have acquired the rights to remake Snider’s StrangeLand, the 1998 horror film written by and starring Snider, the frontman of heavy metal giant Twisted Sister.

Dee Snider’s portrayal of Carlton Hendricks aka Captain Howdy in the original film created a character that has become a cult horror legend. Bloody has also learned that Emaji will accompany the singer-songwriter, screenwriter, radio personality and actor back into the dark underground world of ritualistic body modification where victims are lured via an ever pervasive world of social media.

StrangeLand: Disciple is being called a “reboot” but also sounds as if it’s a continuation. My guess is that the film will reference the 1998 film while bringing the terror of Captain Howdy to modern audience. StrangeLand is primed for a modern adaptation as the original was a first-of-its-kind techno thriller where teenage girls are victimized by a psycho (Snider) who lures them using the Internet.

The 1998 soundtrack included an incredible array of bands-System Of A Down, Sevendust, Soulfly, Slipknot, Kid Rock, Coal Chamber, Twisted Sister, Megadeth, Marilyn Manson and Pantera-handpicked by Snider. “Music was intrinsic to me in the first one. We really tried to create the ultimate heavy soundtrack. Music will be important to me again for this film,” adds Snider.

The movie will be set in the “underworld of body modification fetishists, amid the secret sado-masochistic freak societies of perverted pleasures that lurk just underneath the veneer of respectable society,” said Snider back in 2009.

Back in 2010 we learned that Robert Englund was also returning as Jackson Roth, and came across the following synopsis on a casting website:

“One year after Carleton Hendricks aka Captain Howdy’s (Dee Snider) sadistic rampage, much more than the physical scars the schizophrenic, sexual sadist gave his victims are left behind. Their lives, destroyed by emotional torment and the media frenzy surrounding the crimes, Detective Mike Gage, his daughter Geneveve and vigilante Jackson Roth (Robert Englund) each have their crosses to bear. But when the badly burned and mentally broken Carlton Hendricks is taken from a state run mental hospital and off his medication by billionaire, media mogul, Morgan LaForce, leader of the body modification/fetish haven called “The Torture Garden”, the door swings wide open for each of Captain Howdy’s victims to find closure… and retribution.”

It’s unclear how much has changed in the years of development, but I personally love Snider’s Strangeland and consider it a cult classic. You?

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Kellan Lutz Takes Part in The Feud

Dread Central - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 17:42

Steven C. Miller (Under the Bed, The Aggression Scale) is back with a new project that will hopefully end up being the bloodiest feud ever! Read on for details.

From the Press Release:
Summerstorm Entertainment and Vandal Entertainment have tapped Kellan Lutz (THE TWILIGHT SAGA, THE EXPENDABLES 3) to star in THE FEUD for director Steven C. Miller (EXTRACTION). Vandal Entertainment Founder Navid McIlhargey is producing alongside Film House Germany’s and Summerstorm Entertainment CEO Gabriela Bacher. Production is scheduled to start this summer, and Highland Film Group (HFG) will introduce the thriller to foreign buyers starting at Cannes.

Based on a script by David Matalon (LEMONADE) and Matthew Altman (SAM & LIZ: A KILLER LOVE STORY), this contained action-thriller follows a mysterious young man, Toland (Lutz), who returns to his rural home town in the Midwest for his brother’s funeral. Going head-to-head with the local crime lord who traps him and his friends in an abandoned farming complex, Toland skews the odds in his favor by using his wits and spectacular skills, allowing him to unlock a greater mystery as they battle for their lives.

Producers Navid McIlhargey and Gabriela Bacher said: “Kellan and Steven quickly established a strong rapport on the set of EXTRACTION. They are sure to take THE FEUD, a clever action film about redemption, to a new level.”

Lutz is represented by Ryan Daly at Zero Gravity Management and WME. Miller is repped by Charles Ferraro at UTA and Aperture Entertainment.

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New ‘Hannibal’ Spot “Bride Of Hannibal” Focuses On Gillian Anderson

bloody disgusting - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 17:41

No marriage is perfect…

A newly released TV spot for NBC’s Hannibal focuses on Gillian Anderson and her character Bedelia Du Maurier. The clip shows that she is posing as Hannibal’s wife as the two move through upperclass society, wining and dining their prey.

What’s interesting about this clip is that there is still a palpable fear on the face of Du Maurier as she interacts with Hannibal. While the story so far makes it seem that she’s fully on his side, I suspect that there is a great deal more to this plot line than we expect.

Hannibal returns on Thursday, June 4th.

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New Hannibal Season 3 Promo Reminds Us No Marriage Is Perfect

Dread Central - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 17:37

What’s this?  Our favorite serial killer will be a married man when “Hannibal” resumes next month?  This latest promo for Season 3 of NBC’s outstanding series gets us better acquainted with the #BrideOfHannibal, played by Gillian Anderson.

“HANNIBAL” — Season 3 kicks off Thursday, June 4, 10-11 p.m. (Episode 3.01 – “Antipasto”)
The dark and haunting series “Hannibal” returns for a third season, revealing the fates of characters hanging in the balance and their continuing psychological cat-and-mouse games.

After the shocking events of the season finale, Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) is on the run in Europe — accompanied by his psychiatrist Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson) — sporting a new identity but servicing the same insatiable appetite. As the lives of Will (Hugh Dancy), Jack (Laurence Fishburne) and Alana (Caroline Dhavernas) converge toward Hannibal again, their deadly dance turns in startling and unexpected ways, and nothing will ever be the same again.

For more info be sure to visit “Hannibal” on NBC.com, “like” “Hannibal” on Facebook, and follow “Hannibal” on Twitter.

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‘The Phoenix Incident’ Lights Up ‘XLrator Media!

bloody disgusting - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 17:13

XLrator Media has acquired the viral alien abduction thriller The Phoenix Incident, based on true events.

The conspiracy thriller, written and directed by veteran gaming director Keith Arem (Call of Duty, Titanfall), chronicles the US military’s alleged engagement with extraterrestrial forces the night of the 1997 Phoenix Lights UFO sightings. Using whistleblower testimony, recovered military footage, and eyewitness accounts, the feature explores four unsolved Arizona Missing Persons cases connected to the incident.

We were able to find a few stills, the poster and a clip to go with news that it will be arriving on VOD later this year.

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Martin Freeman Joins ‘Captain America: Civil War’

bloody disgusting - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 16:55

Marvel has announced that Martin Freeman (Sherlock, The Hobbit) has joined the cast of the upcoming superhero film Captain America: Civil War, which will be released on May 6th, 2016. As of now, his character is not known.

Producer Kevin Feige states:

From his roles as Bilbo Baggins and Doctor Watson to Tim in ‘The Office,’ Martin’s range from the dramatic to the comedic has consistently impressed us. We couldn’t be more honored or excited to have such a talented actor join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The Civil War comic series focused on the Superhero Registration Act, a move by the U.S. government to force superheroes to act as regulated officers. Captain America leads a group of mutants who are opposed to this idea while Iron Man leads a group that are all in favor.

The comic story is widely known for having led to the assassination of Captain America, although it should be taken into account that the films have deviated from the comic stories in some rather drastic ways. For example, Ultron was originally created by Ant-Man in the comics, not Tony Stark.

Programme Name: Sherlock – TX: n/a – Episode: n/a (No. 3) – Embargoed for publication until: 07/01/2014 – Picture Shows: ++++PUBLICATION OF THIS IMAGE IS STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 00.01 HOURS TUESDAY JANUARY 7TH 2014++++ Dr John Watson (MARTIN FREEMAN) – (C) Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky

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[TV Review] “Salem” Episode 2.05: ‘The Wine Dark Sea’

bloody disgusting - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 15:16

This is the episode of Salem I have been waiting for all season. The first four episodes of season two have been significantly better than most of what Salem aired during its first season, but they haven’t been able to reach its peak quality. That has changed with this firth episode, titled “The Wine Dark Sea,” which brought Mary and Countess Marburg face to face for the first time.

The stunt casting of Lucy Lawless has undoubtedly increased interest in Salem (even I went back to watch the first season after giving up 3 episodes in when I heard of her casting), and it was clearly a wise decision. Her final scene with Janet Montgomery (who matched Lawless in all her bitchy glory) is one of the best scenes the series has ever aired. Now that most of the cards are on the table the stage is set for a fantastic rest of the season.

Marburg’s plan for Salem isn’t entirely apparent. We know she is interested in Mary since she completed the Grand Rite (something she herself failed to do when Increase foiled her plans), but that’s about it. We did get to see more of her creepy relationship with her son tonight, as they made out again so that he could taste Mary. Oh, she’s also decomposing and must bathe in the blood of other women (witches?) to stay young. You know, standard witch stuff.

The biggest progression of the episode belonged to none other than George Sibley. After Mary continued to promise him treats in exchange for his obedience, George once and for all gave in and began to completely submit to Mary’s will. Michael Mulheren had a great moment in the town hall where you could see him actively deciding to work with Mary, rather than against her. This of course leads to a fantastically creepy moment where he willingly eats the frog Mary must shove down his throat every day.

In hindsight, it was obvious that George was not long for this world, as his compliance would ensure that Mary had too much of an upper hand. Still, it was shocking to see that Marburg had in fact murdered George via her handy dandy human fountain spell. The visual of the frog crawling out of his throat was a nice touch to. This is the ultimate shake-up for Mary, as it cements her placement at the bottom of the totem pole of Salem. Without George’s status to support her, what is she to do? This moment is exactly what Salem needed, and proves that Marburg means business.

Anne gets her own little subplot this week, as she casts a love spell on Cotton after Hathorne asks her to marry him. I must say I was quite upset that this required her to kill Mr. Jenkins, her familiar, though I wonder if that is a bit of a no-no in the witch world. Without a familiar, what kind of witch does that make Anne? I’m constantly surprised by how much I am enjoying all of Anne’s scenes this season. Great job, writers! Though credit must be given to Tamzin Merchant, who has been great this season.

Meanwhile, on the “Mercy Tortures and Eats Isaac the Fornicator” show, Mercy is torturing and eating Isaac the Fornicator. This is the only real aspect of the show that hasn’t clicked this season (even Alden has become interesting again), as Mercy has become more of an annoyance rather than someone I want to see win. Plus, there is no way in Hell she will take down Mary. She just comes across as an ignorant child.

Dollie freeing Isaac from his ties was a refreshing change of course for this particular arc. No doubt this will bring Mercy out into the open and into Mary’s (and Marburg’s) crosshairs. I dare say that I hope we see more of Isaac and Dollie’s adventures. They could prove to be quite the entertaining duo (and a better romantic couple than Mary and John). All of this was such a small part of the episode that I will let it slide.

“The Wine Dark Sea” was a stellar episode of “Salem.” It had all of its best qualities on display, a sucker punch of an ending and made enough reveals to ensure that we are in store for some equally fantastic episodes in the future.

Random Notes

  • Those closeups on Marburg’s lips were intense. Also, does Lucy Lawless not age? It sure doesn’t look like it.
  • Alden’s Carrie 2 tattoos keep growing and hurting him. Must suck.
  • Just now realized Mary’s son was named John. That makes sense. I’m very happy I won’t have to keep referring to him as “Mary’s son” from now on.
  • “Your nephew’s words were…unsettling.” -Anne sure is the queen of euphemisms, isn’t she?
  • “He’s threatened to have me examined for witchcraft.” “How unfortunate, since you are a witch.” -Loving Mary schooling Anne. It’s quite hilarious.
  • “I had to endure the sweaty molestations of Mr. Sibley for his power.” -Mary, on how she came to her current status.
  • “What has love to do with marriage in such a world?” -Right-o Anne.
  • Sure does seem like Mercy could just cut out Isaac’s heart and eat it rather quickly. It feels like it shouldn’t take several days.
  • Mary’s pose during her trance on the bed made me laugh.
  • “I will admit you’re impressive…for a common Essex witch.” -Marburg-1, Mary-0
  • “You can put a crown on a sow’s head and it doesn’t make it queen.” -Marburg-2, Anne-0
  • “You arrogant bitch!” -Mary to Marburg. -And Anne comes back swinging!
  • See you all next week! Marburg actually steps foot in Salem then so it should be a real treat!
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Netflix Hidden Gems: ‘The Machine’ Is An Ambitious Sci-Fi Thriller

bloody disgusting - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 15:12

Ex Machina is a brilliant film that is currently in limited theatrical release. If you haven’t seen it, you should definitely seek it out if it’s playing in a theater near you. Now that that’s out of the way, I have to tell you that it is very similar to a 2014 British science-fiction film called The Machine, starring Caity Lotz (Arrow, The Pact) and Toby Stephens (Black Sails). It’s currently on Netflix if you would like to watch it, but trust me when I say it is just as good as Ex Machina. It just never got the same recognition.

The Machine follows the British Ministry of Defence as it begins producing brain implants that allow brain damaged soldiers to  regain lost functions. Lead scientist Vincent McCarthy (Stephens) brings Ava (Lotz) to his team in order to develop a fully conscious and self-aware android. After the program director has Ava killed for being a little too curious, McCarthy maps her brain and develops an android in her image. From there, the film follows McCarthy as he uses Ava as his main test subject for the program.

There are plenty of similarities between Ex Machina and The Machine (for starters, both female androids are named Ava), but The Machine has a larger scale compared to Ex Machina, at least in terms of budget and set design. While I enjoy both films, I think I have to give a slight edge to The Machine, as I believe it to be the more engrossing of the two.

Lotz should be familiar to most of you, but if she’s not then put her on your radar right away. She’s been fantastic in everything I’ve seen her in, and she gets double duty here playing both the human Ava and the titular Machine. Unsurprisingly, she is convincing as both. McCarthy also does a fine job playing the hero/tortured soul.

The film’s buildup is better than it’s payoff, as it does become more of an action thriller in its final act, but I don’t necessarily think that’s a bad thing. The beginning of the film is more contemplative and focuses on character building, which makes the climax even more cathartic. Also, the ending may not give you all the answers, but it’s a thing of beauty.

Basically, if you’ve seen and enjoyed Ex Machina, log into Netflix and give The Machine a try. I guarantee you’ll enjoy it!

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Famke Janssen To Star In Thriller ‘Every Good Boy Does Fine’

bloody disgusting - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 15:01

Both Famke Janssen and Michael Nyqvist have been locked down to star in the serial killer thriller Every Good Boy Does Fine, which sees Steve Buscemi as the executive producer. The film was written by Jonathan Dees and will be the first English-language film for Finnish filmmaker AJ Annila.

The film follows the story of, “…a young boy Brian, verging on adolescence, a little angry and quite possibly a piano prodigy. But he hates practicing and playing — that is, until he meets music professor Mr. Anderson, who becomes Brian’s mentor and the father figure he needs. If only Brian didn’t increasingly suspect that Mr. Anderson is the serial killer that has been targeting musicians.

Janssen has starred in such horror films as The House On Haunted Hill and Lord Of Illusions. Nyqvist was recently seen in the hyper-violent action/thriller John Wick.

The film will go before buyers at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

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Will You Survive If ‘It Follows’ You?

bloody disgusting - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 15:00

I’m still thinking about how much I enjoyed David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows, which may be one of my new favorite horror films. Apart from the fantastically open story that left a great deal to the imagination, I was also blown away by the score, which was composed by Disasterpeace (interview).

The more I think about the film, the more I wonder if I’d be able to survive if “It” began to follow me. Then I figured, why not ask all of you to see if you’d survive as well!

The quiz this week asks that very same question and I want you to answer a few questions to see if you’d be able to make it should “It” follow you!

I got “You call the police, which states:

You run off to a safe distance and call the police. When the police arrived you bring them to your house where you find your friend lying dead at your doorstep. Things are looking bad for you. As the police bring you away in their car, you look back and see your friend standing on the roof…

IT doesn’t think, IT doesn’t feel. IT doesn’t give up. IT FOLLOWS.

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Kellan Lutz Confirmed For Steven C. Miller’s ‘The Feud’

bloody disgusting - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 14:44

Kellan Lutz (Twilight, The Expendables 3) has signed on as the main character in Steven C. Miller’s upcoming action/thriller The Feud. Production on the film will begin this summer and the film will be introduced to viewers at next year’s Cannes Film Festival, according to The Wrap.

The film, “…follows a man named Toland (Lutz), who returns to his rural home town in the Midwest for his brother’s funeral. Going head-to-head with the local crime lord who traps him and his friends in an abandoned farming complex, Toland skews must use his wits and spectacular skills to battle for their lives.

Miller has directed several horror films, including Silent Night, The Aggression Scale, Under The Bed, and more.

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Trailer For Giallo Thriller ‘The Transparent Woman’ Released

bloody disgusting - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 14:29

A trailer for the Italian erotic giallo thriller The Transparent Woman has been released and can be seen below. Directed by Domiziano Crisopharo, the film stars Italian erotic/pornographic actress Roberta Gemma as well as Arian Levanael.

The film’s synopsis reads:

Anna is a beautiful,fiercely independent blind woman. Due to financial problems her husband Carl has to sell the apartment they lived in. They move in an old house in a remote location surrounded by fields. Anna is not happy there and feels even more isolated as she is most of the time all alone… but eery noises and strange facts lead her to think that someone is in the house too… or “something”.

The film will be premiering at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Tom Hardy Wants To Play The Punisher

bloody disgusting - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 13:14

During his recent press tour for “Mad Max Fury Road” Tom Hardy spoke with Collider about playing The Punisher for Marvel. As Marvel becomes more and more concerned about their live-action universe this is something that would excite everyone.

Collider: I heard Warner Bros. has a few more superhero movies, maybe one or two that they’re developing [Laughs].

HARDY: I want The Punisher… I want The Punisher, or Splinter Cell, I want something…I don’t know what I want.

You as Punisher could be very interesting.

HARDY: I’m not big enough to be The Punisher, I’m 5’9” [Laughs].

But I actually think that adds to the character.

HARDY: Frank Castle, I would love it. Is that him, isn’t it?

Yeah. It’s Frank Castle.

Marvel recently regained the rights to The Punisher. After two films that failed to capture audiences and the appeal of the character, Marvel could really use an injection of Frank Castle’s lethal brand of justice in their world. Not only would the character fit perfectly in the Netflix universe alongside Daredevil, but he would add an even harder edge that the fans have been craving.

The height issue that Hardy cites is a non-issue since most actors appear much taller on the screen than they do in person, just ask Tom Cruise. In any event, this is hardly a confirmation of Hardy’s investment in the role. But, perhaps now that he’s spoken out about his interest it’s up to Marvel to reach out and make this happen.

At this point even an inclusion in the upcoming second season of Daredevil would be enough for people to go insane. For those of you out of the loop The Punisher is a vigilante who employs murder, kidnapping, extortion, coercion, threats of violence, and torture in his war on crime. Driven by the deaths of his wife and two children, who were killed by the mob during a shootout in New York City’s Central Park, the Punisher wages a one-man war on the mob and all criminals in general by using all manner of conventional war weaponry. In other words he’d give us the most extreme version of the brutality we got glimpses of in Daredevil.

 

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[SFF ’15 Review] ‘The Final Girls’ Is the Real Deal!

bloody disgusting - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 13:11

Horror parodies and deconstructions only work if the filmmaker has a genuine passion and deep knowledge of the genre. If those elements aren’t there, the film typically falls flat on its face. Such is not the case with Todd Strauss-Schulson’s hysterical and immensely heartfelt The Final Girls. Both a searing comedy and clever deconstruction of horror, Strauss-Schulson’s film brought the goddamn house down at its Saturday night screening at the Stanley Film Festival. We were all expecting a horror comedy, but a lot of us weren’t expecting one with such an enormous pumping heart at its core. Or with such a sidesplitting striptease.

The Final Girls is really something special as it manages to pull of its comedic and emotional elements with finesse. For every laugh you belt out you may also shed a tear as well, as Strauss-Schulson explores the trappings of nostalgia and grief and if one can ever truly move on from tragedy.

Max (Taissa Farmiga) can’t live down the ‘80s camp slasher Camp Bloodbath. Her mother Nancy (Malin Akerman) starred in the film, which, like many of its ilk, has developed a cult following not so much for its cinematic prowess as its hammy acting, absurd dialogue, and elaborate kills. For Max, it’s not just a bad movie. It’s a burning reminder that her mom died in a horrific accident before she could really let her know how much she loved her.

Begrudgingly, Max agrees to attend a screening of the film with her best friend Gertie (Alia Shawkat) and her enthusiastic horror nerd stepbrother Duncan (Thomas Middleditch). Max doesn’t really want to go but her hunky crush Chris (Alexander Ludwig) says he’ll be there. Chris’ obnoxiously clingy ex Vicki (Nina Dobrev) tags along, but hell, Max won’t let it ruin her night.

There’s a really amazing part early on when Max is at the screening and her eyes turn warm as she sees her mother’s beauty and grace shine off the screen. You can see how much the sight affects her. It’s such a beautiful moment and the first sign that The Final Girls is interested in more than just clever in-jokes and references. This bitch is going for the heartstrings too.

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A freak accident causes the theater to catch fire and in a frantic attempt to escape, Max leads her crew through the movie screen only to find that by doing so they’ve literally entered Camp Bloodbath. How Strauss-Schulson gradually reveals to the characters that they’re in the movie is hilarious and as they spend more time there, they slowly learn the rules of the silver screen dimension and develop a plan to get back to the real world.

Then there’s the matter of Nancy. Max’s knees nearly give out seeing her mother in all her youthful glory and she’s now confronted not only with her existing grief, but also with the inevitability that she’s going to have to lose her mother all over again. It’s an emotionally crushing scenario that Max refuses to accept. So she sets to change the rules of the game, but at what cost?

The Final Girls cast is on point across the board, especially Farmiga and Akerman. They make a solid mother-daughter team and the scenes they share together are really something wonderful. Their relationship is a believable one that helps strengthen the film’s later emotional moments. It also helps anchor the film in the face of its more ridiculous characters, like Adam DeVine’s hyper-macho walking erection that spouts an ever flowing stream of boob jokes and makes sure to mention his biceps every chance he gets.

The Final Girls faultlessly walks the line between horror and comedy and does so with a wealth of genuine emotion and heart. Like Camp Bloodbath, there’s a massive following in this film’s future. But unlike the benchmark bad-good film of Nancy’s career, The Final Girls is just damn good.

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Exclusive Photos From “The Art and Making of ‘Hannibal'”

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NBC’s “Hannibal” is a meticulous macabre creation of near infinite beauty. That praise may seem hyperbolic, but should ring true for those of you who’ve even digested one episode. So it’s no surprise that the fine folks at Titan Books have taken notice and collaborated with the show’s development team to create a beautiful behind the scenes look at what goes into crafting the perfect murder.

The surrealist element to “Hannibal” is on full display here. The show manages to channel your deepest fears and projects them onto otherworldly visions of creature who are alien and threatening. These photos offer a behind the scenes look at Will’s descent into hallucinatory states that push him to see the Stag-Man. A horrid creature who’s leathery black skin absorbs all the light around it. Just when things are going well, the stag-man rears his ugly head and reminds us that nothing is what it seems in this show.

In case you missed it, we called “Hannibal” the best television show of 2014, and are eagerly anticipating the new season. If you simply cannot wait for season three, “The Art and Making of ‘Hannibal'” should serve as the perfect appetizer. At 176 pages, the monster book serves as the perfect companion piece to any cannibal’s coffee table, and should inspire quite the discussion at dinner parties.

“A highly illustrated art and making of book featuring extracts of the shooting scripts of the first and second seasons, exclusive cast and crew interviews, behind-the-scenes photography, production notes, storyboards, Hannibal’s sketches and music notation. This volume would also include detailed sketches of the murder scenes and sets as well as food stylist designs of Hannibal’s most infamous dinner parties. “The Art and Making of ‘Hannibal'” will be a detailed look at the making of this highly original and visually stunning series. This will be a high quality title, lavishly produced and packed with great exclusive content.”

‘The Art and Making of ‘Hannibal'” is now available where ever fine books are sold. Or you can grab it right here from Titan Books.

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‘Human Centipede Part 3 (Final Sequence)’ Gallery Stitched Together!

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Bloody Disgusting just scored a massive image gallery for IFC’s Human Centipede Part 3 (Final Sequence), which will be released in limited theaters and VOD platforms May 22nd, 2015.

The 500-person centipede has finally been assembled and it looks insane, as the trailer teased.

Dieter Laser and Laurence R. Harvey, who played the villains Dr. Heiter and Martin in the first and second films, respectively, are featured. Eric Roberts, Robert LaSardo, Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister, Bree Olson, and director Tom Six also star. You’ll see them all in the footage that Six promises is “100 percent politically incorrect.”

“Bully prison warden Bill Boss (Dieter Laser), leading a big state prison in the US of A, has a lot of problems; his prison statistically has the highest amount of prison riots, medical costs and staff turnover in the country. But foremost he is unable to get the respect he thinks he deserves from his inmates and the state Governor (Eric Roberts). He constantly fails in experimenting with different ideas for the ideal punishment to get the inmates in line, which drives him, together with the sizzling heat, completely insane.

Under threats of termination by the Governor, his loyal right hand man Dwight (Laurence R Harvey) comes up with a brilliant idea. A revolutionary idea which could change the American prison system for good and save billions of dollars. An idea based on the notorious ‘Human Centipede’ movies, that will literally and figuratively get the inmates on their knees, creating the ultimate punishment and deterrent for anyone considering a life of crime. Having nothing to lose, Bill and Dwight create a jaw-dropping 500-person prison centipede.”

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