Ben Ketai’s Beneath, which premiering at the Los Angeles Screamfest Horror Film Festival last October, will be arriving on VOD June 27 from IFC Midnight.
We now have the official poster for the pic starring Jeff Fahey, Kelly Noonan, Joey Kern, Brent Briscoe, Mark L Young, and Eric Etebari.
Heading deep underground, “A crew of coal miners becomes trapped 600 feet below ground after a disastrous collapse. As the air grows more toxic and time runs out, they slowly descend into madness and begin to turn on one another.”
The pic is inspired by true events.
On July 28th, you’ll be able to snag the score for Watch Dogs, the newly released record-breaking video game from Ubisoft that follows vigilante Aiden Pearce as sets out to revenge the death of his niece. The soundtrack will be coming out on vinyl and CD and is composed by Brian Reitzell, the man behind the terrifying tunes on NBC’s Hannibal. The album is out digitally on iTunes.
The release comes from Invada – the label run by Portishead‘s Geoff Barrow – in partnership with Ubisoft Music. You can stream three tracks from the release below.
Keep your eyes peeled for more news about this release and other Invada records in the future!
Rumors were once again swirling recently of a possible Pantera reunion after Phil Anselmo, in a recent interview, stated, “…If there was ever a proper presentation, like, OK, Pantera is back together, Zakk’s on guitar, that would be a massive feeling,” and that a reunion could only happen if, “…the situation would have to be correct.” It got a lot of people hyped up and excited that after more than a decade there might be a new opportunity to see the band live once again.
However, in a recent interview with Revolver, ex-drummer Vinnie Paul has made it more than clear that this will not be happening.
If you had an ex-wife, and it was a pretty bitter split, you might not ever want to talk to her again. Who cares if everybody in the family and your friends want you to say hello again? It’s your choice whether you want to do it or not. And I think a lot of people are selfish. They say, ‘Oh, he oughtta just kiss and make up with Phil and everything will be cool. And then they can go get Zakk Wylde and everything’s gonna be great.’ No, everything’s not gonna be great.
Sorry ladies and gentlemen, looks like Pantera has been put to rest for good.
Anchor Bay Films has set release dates for its supernatural horror film The Possession of Michael King, yet another haunter from Gold Circle Films (White Noise, The Haunting In Connecticut).
THR says that the company plans to have the movie in theaters on August 22 in limited release and available on iTunes, On Demand, DVD and Blu-ray on August 26.
David Jung directs the movie that “Tells of a documentary filmmaker who does not believe in God or the Devil. When his wife dies, he sets out to make his next movie on religion and spirituality, hoping to prove those things are just myth. But in allowing demonologists, necromancers, and various practitioners of the occult to try the deepest and darkest spells and rituals on him, he unleashes a horrifying force.”
Shane Johnson (Starz’ upcoming “Power”), Dale Dickey (Iron Man 3), Julie McNiven (TV’s “Supernatural”) and Tomas Arana (Guardians of the Galaxy) star.
The movie was by Paul Brooks and executive produced by Scott Niemeyer and Guy Danella. The screenplay was written by Jung with a story by Jung and Tedi Sarafian.
Indie developer Krillbite’s debut project, a horror game played from the perspective of a toddler, is slated to release tomorrow on Steam. That means there’s only one day standing between us and the potentially terrifying game that is Among the Sleep. In celebration of that fact, Krillbite has released a new teaser trailer for it that shows off a bit more gameplay footage.
We’ve been hearing some pretty crazy rumors about Jurassic World – a movie we’re very excited about – and now director Colin Trevorrow has confirmed some of those rumors in a vastly informative interview over at Slashfilm.
It almost makes me feel kind of bad that we know as much as we do. Trevorrow is surprisingly honest about what’s right (and what’s wrong) about the rumors, but he’s also equally candid about his disappointment in the fact that this info is out there in the first place.
Check out some excerpts below, but only if you feel like opening your presents early. Maybe you want to save a little bit of mystery for this one? You only have to wait until June 12th of next year to see the whole thing.
On his disappointment in the leaks, “That’s the thing about leaks, sometimes they aren’t misinterpreted or false. They’re real story elements that the filmmakers were hoping to introduce to the audience in a darkened movie theater. But unfortunately, in 2014, you read about it on a computer. Last week was discouraging for everyone on our crew–not because we want to hide things from the fans, but because we’re working so hard to create something full of surprises. When I was a kid, you got to discover everything at once, it washed over you and blew your mind. Now it only takes one person to spoil it for everyone else. I hope whoever leaked it is actively trying to undermine what we’re doing. Because if they’re trying to help, they’re doing it wrong.”
The park is fully functional, “[it] takes place in a fully functional park on Isla Nublar. It sees more than 20,000 visitors every day. There is a luxury resort with hotels, restaurants, nightlife and a golf course. And there are dinosaurs. Real ones. You can get closer to them than you ever imagined possible.”
On the notion of “bad” dinosaurs, “There’s no such thing as good or bad dinosaurs. There are predators and prey. The T-Rex in Jurassic Park took human lives, and saved them. No one interpreted her as good or bad. This film is about our relationship with animals, how we react to the threat they pose to our dominance on earth as a species. We hunt them, we cage them in zoos, we admire them from afar and we try to assert control over them. Chris Pratt’s character is doing behavioral research on the raptors. They aren’t trained, they can’t do tricks.”
That cross-engineered one will be in there, however. “We were hoping audiences could discover this on their own, but yes, there will be one new dinosaur created by the park’s geneticists.”
I’ve left a LOT out. If you want to read the whole thing, head over to Slashfilm.
Blood, a sadomaso werewolf, giallo, time travel and insane Tokyo landscapes are what are being promised in this new horror anthology already being filmed (and close to completion).
Entitled Tokyo Grand Guignol, the movie is a completely indie project from Dice Entertainment, born from the passion of Japanese actor/producer Hiro Ishihara and his 2 associates Gilles Landucci and Yann Moreau.
The film boasts an all-French filmmaking line-up including Nicolas Alberny, Francois Gaillard, Gilles Landucci and Yann Moreau. French fav Xavier Gens (Frontier(s)) allegedly is a huge supporter (whatever that means).
You can see footage from one of the shorts below, as well as some really, really cool imagery.
They’re only seeking $10k, which isn’t all that much, so get involved by clicking over to Indigogo.
Variety reports Wednesday evening that Oscar-nominated writer Steven Knight has been tapped to pen the sequel to Paramount Picture’s sequel of World War Z.
The Orphanage” and “Penny Dreadful’s” J.A. Bayona is still attached to direct with Brad Pitt, pictured, officially attached to star in the zombie sequel, which has its plot details kept under wraps.
While the first movie wasn’t perfect (read my review), it was such a treat for us horror fans to see the zombie subgenre done in such a massive scope. If anything, it was disappointing to see the final act confine itself to an empty hospital. I’m really hoping they take things to an entirely new level with the sequel.
Pitt will produce along with Jeremy Kleiner and Dede Gardner for Plan B.
I almost never ever post about Kickstarter projects, we simply get too many requests and I know that every time I make a post on one it opens the floodgates for more submissions. But the makers of The Mortuary Collection seem to have their sh*t together. And they’re aiming to do it with mostly practical effects.
Directed by Ryan Spindell, the film will be “a stylized (live-action) horror anthology film that fuses the surreal storytelling of “The Twilight Zone” with the goopy aesthetics of “Tales From The Crypt.” Loaded with unexpected twists, dark humor and genuine scares, The Mortuary Collection is classic horror for a contemporary audiences.”
Check out the video and head over to the site for some cool concept art!
Donald Lawrence Flaherty directs this MMA-inspired horror indie, Brutal, which isn’t really my cup of tea. They released a very violent trailer, but there’s quite a bit of CGI, and it just looks insanely violent instead of fun and violent. Maybe you’ll dig it?
“Brutal centers on Trevor (Morgan Benoit) abducted from his backyard at the age of fifteen by an unseen alien presence. Forced into nearly two decades of no-holds-barred fights against other abductees inside an unearthly mixed martial arts arena, Trevor has evolved from an innocent boy into a brutal fighting machine. Derek, (Jeff Hatch) an ambulance-chasing lawyer, is the latest lab-rat abductee forced to fight Trevor. As the two men exchange ever-increasing beatings over the course of weeks and months, the brutality of their existence and the true nature of their humanity is slowly revealed.”
The pic features fight sequences created by two of Hollywood’s top stunt performers, Colin Follenweider and Chris Torres.
So Mine Games was originally titled Mine Games before it was retitled The Evil Within, but now it's back to Mine Games. Ya follow? Good. That being said... here's the artwork for the newly retitled to the old title Mine Games.
The movie was set to be released in the U.S this month - under the title The Evil Within - but has been pushed back to September. Directed by Richard Gray, Mine Games stars Briana Evigan (Sorority Row), Julianna Guill (Friday the 13th), Alex Meraz, Joseph Cross, and Rafi Gavron.
A group of friends travel up to a cabin located deep within the forest. Shortly after arriving, they stumble across an abandoned mine and decide to explore the dark and mysterious tunnels. As the group hikes deeper within the mine, they make a shocking discovery that quickly turns their excitement into fear. Hunted by a mysterious force, the group must work together to escape the mine alive.
A really cool indie that many of you should check out is Lawrie Brewster’s Lord of Tears, which can be picked up over at the film’s official website.
Since it’s an indie release, the filmmakers are pushing hard to gain awareness, thus they’ve created this new “prank” video in which the film’s creature, the Owlman, scares unsuspecting visitors at an abandoned hospital.
This is similar to the promotion they pulled on Chat Roulette this past January.
Patrick Cooper loved the creepy indie – you can read his review here.
Not half as cool as the U.S. one-sheet, check out this twister on the Japanese poster for New Line Cinema’s Into the Storm, helmed by Final Destination 5‘s by Steven Quale.
In theaters August 8, “In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot. Told through the eyes and lenses of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking amateurs, and courageous townspeople, Into the Storm throws you directly into the eye of the storm to experience Mother Nature at her most extreme.”
Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Arlen Escarpeta, Max Deacon, Nathan Kress, Jeremy Sumpter, Kyle Davis, Jon Reep, and Scott Lawrence all star.
Welcome to the family…
Acquired by Phase 4 Films, Jordan Barker’s Torment, which features Ginger Snaps star Katharine Isabelle, is getting a VOD platform release on June 10.
We now have the official trailer for the pic that also stars Robin Dunne and Stephen McHattie.
From Filmax, the company behind [REC], “When a family arrives at their remote cabin for a quiet getaway, they find their home vandalized, as the arrival of four psychotic intruders sets the stage for a harrowing life-or-death struggle.“
Bloody Disgusting reader Elena F. e-mailed me explaining that she recently spoke with Kathy Lester, one of the stars of the Phantasm franchise, who revealed that an unconfirmed Tuesday, October 7 release date is about to be announced for Phantasm: Ravager! We’ll update you when the date is officially announced, but for now it appears we’re only a few months away from the return of the Tall Man!!
For the first time in the franchise’s history, a new director is helming the production, one David Hartman.
Ravager, which will be the fifth and final entry in Coscarelli’s classic horror Phantasm series, features Reggie Bannister (a veteran of all five films) in his decades long pursuit of the malevolent Tall Man, and it finally forces him to confront the mysteries at the heart of the Phantasm saga. The entire original cast is back including Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Kathy Lester and Angus Scrimm, along with some great new characters.