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Latest American Horror Story ?6 Promo Draws Rings Around the Others

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 20:33

Someone call Mel Gibson… this latest promo for “American Horror Story” Season 6 shows “Signs” of an alien invasion.  Check out teaser number… 15? 16? 37? 252?  We’ve lost count, but this one draws rings around its competition!  Don’t look up!

“American Horror Story” kicks off its sixth chapter on FX on Wednesday, September 14, at 10 PM ET/PT.

The returning stars for Season 6 are expected to include Kathy Bates, Denis O’Hare, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Finn Wittrock, Cheyenne Jackson, Wes Bentley, Lady Gaga, Leslie Jordan, and Matt Bomer. Cuba Gooding, Jr., is rumored to be on-set as well.

For more info visit the “American Horror Story” Facebook page, and follow @AHSFX on Twitter along with “American Horror Story” on FX.

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Toho Animates Godzilla

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 20:08

The purveyor of all that is Godzilla, August Ragone, just pointed out that after recently registering the domain Godzilla-Anime.com, Toho has just announced its upcoming animated feature, simply titled Godzilla. Curious that they didn’t opt for Gojira, but hey, we ain’t complaining!

Toho Animation is preparing this animated feature for theatrical release sometime next year via Polygon Pictures (Star Wars: The Clone Wars). It will be co-directed by Kobun Shizuno (Detective Conan, Knights of Sidonia) and CG director Hiroyuki Seshita (the Final Fantasy movie franchise, Ajin: Demi-Human). Gen Urobuchi (Psycho-Pass, Gargantia) will write from his own concept.

No story details are available at press time, but the teaser image below seems to showcase what could be a futuristic setting. Stay tuned.

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The Lost Boys Are Found on The CW

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 19:08

Well… can’t exactly say we didn’t see this one coming given the defanging of “The Vampire Diaries.” According to Deadline, The CW has landed “The Lost Boys,” a series adaptation of the iconic 1987 Warner Bros. horror comedy movie from “Veronica Mars” and “iZombie” creator Rob Thomas, Gulfstream TV, and Warner Bros. Television.

Written by Thomas, “The Lost Boys” series re-imagines the cult Joel Schumacher film, which starred Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Haim, and Corey Feldman.

Envisioned for a seven-season run, it will tell a story spanning 70 years, each season chronicling a decade. Season 1 will be set in San Francisco during the Summer of Love, 1967. Each season the humans, the setting, the antagonist, and the story all change — only the vampires, our Lost Boys, who like the Peter Pan characters never grow up, remain the same.

The project, which will explore what it really means to be immortal, is executive produced by Thomas via Spondoolie Productions, his frequent collaborators Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge, as well as Gulfstream principals Mike Karz and Bill Bindley.

It was Gulfstream’s idea to remake “The Lost Boys” into a TV series through the company’s overall deal with WBTV. Thomas, who also is under an overall deal at WBTV, came on board and came up with the new take on the movie that was pitched and landed at The CW in a competitive situation, with two networks pursuing.

Gulfstream Television head Juliana Janes, who was instrumental in putting the project together, will oversee for the company.

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Rainn Wilson to Beat Off a Giant Shark in Meg

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 18:50

More casting news is here for Jon Turteltaub’s Meg, an adaptation of Steve Alten’s killer shark novel; and the cast continues to fill out. According to Deadline Rainn Wilson is the next actor on the menu

Warner Bros’ horror-adventure film centers on a huge shark from another time that wreaks havoc off the coast of present-day China. Wilson will play Jack Morris, a tech billionaire who funds an underwater observation program that unwittingly unleashes the Carcharodon megalodon – a 70-foot, 40-ton prehistoric cousin of the great white.

Jason Statham will portray a former Naval captain and expert deep-sea diver who’s recruited for a likely suicide mission — even though he faced the predator years before and was forced to abort his mission and abandon half his crew. Fan Bingbing, and Ruby Rose co-star.

Gravity Pictures will distribute the film in China, while Warner Bros. handles the pic throughout the rest of the world. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Belle Avery, and Colin Wilson are producing. Executive producers are Wei Wayne Jiang, Barrie M. Osborne, Randy Greenberg, and Gerald R. Molen.

Look for Meg on March 2, 2018.

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Drink Up a Sneak Peek of Fear the Walking Dead Episode 2.08 – Grotesque

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 18:14

We’re just days away from the return of “Fear the Walking Dead” to AMC, and it looks like they’re trying to mix things up a bit during Season 2B by splitting up the family members we’ve been following thus far.  One of the show’s most polarizing characters, Nick, is off on his own, embracing his inner zombie down in Mexico… here’s a sneak peek from Episode 2.08, “Grotesque,” in which he finds more than he bargained for on an abandoned road.

“Fear the Walking Dead” is executive produced by showrunner Dave Erickson, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, and David Alpert and stars Kim Dickens as Madison, Cliff Curtis as Travis, Frank Dillane as Nick, Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia, Ruben Blades as Daniel, Mercedes Mason as Ofelia, Lorenzo James Henrie as Chris, and Colman Domingo as Strand. Newcomers include Danay Garcia as Luciana and Alfredo Herrera as Francisco.

“Fear the Walking Dead” Episode 2.08 – “Grotesque” (8/21/16):
Nick’s steadfast search for answers leads him into a deadly dog-eat-dog landscape. A dark piece of his past is uncovered.

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More Behind-the-Scenes Images of the Cast of Stephen King’s It

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 17:31

If you head on over and visit our friends at Lilja’s Library, they’re rocking a copious amount of imagery of the cast of Andy Muschietti’s take on Stephen King’s It. Read on for the goods!

Check out one photo below, and click here for the full bounty! Hi ho, Silver! AWAY!

Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Nicholas Hamilton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, and Jeremy Ray Taylor play the Losers’ Club, seven kids who are terrorized by Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard). In addition, creature performer Javier Botet has signed on as The Leper, and Owen Teague plays Patrick Hocksetter, part of a group of bullies who torment the Losers’ Club.

Andy Muschietti directs from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman and Chase Palmer. Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg, and Barbara Muschietti produce. The story will be spread across two films.

Synopsis:
In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers’ Club come face to face with life problems, bullies, and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.

And here’s a lightened version so you can better see the costume.

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The Purge: Election Year Heads Home in October

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:19

All crime was once again legalized in this summer’s The Purge: Election Year (review), and if you missed it on the big screen, you’ll be happy to know that the franchise’s third installment is already headed home in just over a month. On October 4th, the film will get a standalone release and will be included in a special Purge 3-pack.

The Purge: Election Year Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD combo pack will include deleted scenes and two featurettes: “Inside The Purge” and “Character Spotlight: Leo.”

Below you’ll find the home video trailer and the art for both releases from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment!

Synopsis:
It’s been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for President and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn… or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state.

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Jeff Katz Talks Planned Sleepaway Camp Reboot

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 15:56

Back in 2013 it was announced that former New Line exec Jeff Katz was intent on remaking slasher classic Sleepaway Camp, with plans to produce alongside star Felissa Rose and Robert Hiltzik, writer/director of the original film. What’s the latest on that project? We’ve got an exciting update today!

Speaking with The Movie Crypt, Katz just revealed that his take on Sleepaway Camp is actually a sequel to the original, rather than a remake of it. The film will pick up in the present day and find Angela locked away in Smith’s Grove Sanitarium. Of course, she eventually escapes, seeking refuge at Camp Arawak.

The plan is for Felissa Rose to reprise the iconic role.

You resolve her character while setting up the events of the new movie, which are tied directly to her and in a way which allows you to honor the original but spin off in an entirely new direction,” described Katz, suggesting that the film would serve as both a direct sequel and a fresh new reboot.

Katz says that production will begin as soon as a deal is made.

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Face VR Zombies This Month in Daylight’s End

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 15:45

Zombies have taken over almost every single medium known to man thus far, so it was only a matter of time before they also conquered the realm of VR! The upcoming film Daylight’s End will arrive in theaters on August 26, and a VR edition will be available on the same day.

From the Press Release:
Groove Jones – the Dallas-based virtual reality (VR) studio specializing in the production of 360º commercials and virtual reality – along with DAYLIGHT’S END’s theatrical director and writer, announces the planned release of a VR Edition of the film in conjunction with the theatrical release of the movie when it hits theaters on August 26th.

This is the first time a movie has been simultaneously released in theaters, as a digital download on iTunes, and as a VR experience. The movie will be available on all major VR platforms, including the HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR. The VR chapter of the film was directed by Dale Carman, Partner & Executive Creative Director (ECD) of Groove Jones.

“We think VR is a powerful storytelling medium, and we knew this movie had the right elements to show it off,” said Carman. “It was an amazing shoot, and we know that people will want to see what we created. Once movie audiences get the full VR experience, we believe this will be the first of many for the industry.”

DAYLIGHT’S END was shot in Dallas and points ranging from East Texas to the West Texas town of Rio (pop. 3) along the famed Route 66. The film is a hard driving action-horror-thriller starring Johnny Strong (THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS, BLACK HAWK DOWN), Lance Henriksen (ALIEN, TERMINATOR), and Louis Mandylor (MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, SINNERS AND SAINTS). The movie focuses on a rogue drifter who’s on a vengeful hunt, years after a mysterious plague has devastated the planet and turned most of humanity into blood-hungry creatures.

The cast and crew of the movie DAYLIGHT’S END regrouped to shoot some special scenes recently in Dallas. These scenes will appear in the VR Edition of the film. Carman collaborated with both William Kaufman (THE PRODIGY, SINNERS AND SAINTS, and THE HIT LIST), the DAYLIGHT’S END’s theatrical director, and Chad Law (THE HIT LIST, ISOLATION, and 6 BULLETS), the writer of the film, on post-production of the VR Edition.

“Seeing what Dale pulled off with this shoot in 360º turned out to be a great experience. He comes with a long resume of directing VR productions and really understands what will and will not work,” Kaufman said. “The look and feel and energy falls right in line with the film.”

Chad Law wrote the story for the VR vignette, in which movie fans will be able to recognize some friendly and unfriendly faces. The VR chapter is a prequel storyline that stars Johnny Strong, returning as “Thomas Rourke,” the dark and dangerous anti-hero in the feature film.

The scene also features the work of noted industry Stunt Coordinator Clayton Barber, who helped the actors with physical scenes that included escaping the undead for both the movie and the VR release. The VR Edition scenes were shot with the Jaunt ONE camera system, which includes 24 separate camera lenses to capture the 360º action.

Groove Jones leveraged their GrooveTech™ platform for the experience that works across all VR devices. The technology allows for the rapid development of VR applications that can utilize HD stereo video content in a 3D environment as well as real-time rendered objects within a 360º space. Several of Groove Jones’ commercial clients have licensed this technology for their brand activations. Leveraging this technology reduced the development time and allowed the team to focus on the story and creative.

“We are thrilled that we were able to get the theatrical team together for this VR experience,” said Carman. “Being agile and forward-thinking, we’ve pulled off something that everyone talks about, but rarely delivers.”

The VR Edition will be released on August 26th, the same day that the film is released in theaters. For more information visit daylightsendmovie.com and  groovejones.com.

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Gamescom 2016: Stunning BioShock Remastered Comparison Trailer

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 15:37

It’s common these days for a remastered edition of a game to be barely distinguishable from the original version, but as we’ve seen in the Gamescom BioShock Collection comparison trailer, the visual improvements are very much on display everywhere you look.

BioShock: The Collection Remastered Comparison Trailer:
It’s Rapture and Columbia like you’ve never seen them before! Experience the opening of BioShock fully remastered in all its glory, and see how your favorite locations are remastered for current-gen consoles in BioShock: The Collection.

Revisit the depths of Rapture, sail through Columbia, and experience a never-before-seen video series with commentary from Ken Levine. All three BioShock games, complete with all single-player DLC, are fully remastered for current-gen consoles in BioShock: The Collection. Available 16 September 2016 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Gamescom 2016: Little Nightmares Trailer Will Give You Nightmares

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 20:25

Bandai Namco showed off a new trailer for the recently announced horror title Little Nightmares at Gamescom, and as expected, it looks creepy as hell.

From the Press Release:
Leading interactive entertainment media publisher and developer BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today announces LITTLE NIGHTMARES, a new adventure title that places players in the role of “Six,” a helpless little girl dressed in a yellow raincoat on a mission to escape from The Maw – a vast, mysterious vessel inhabited by corrupted souls looking for their next juicy meal. Developed by Tarsier Studios, LITTLE NIGHTMARES is set to be released digitally for the Americas in spring 2017 on the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.

LITTLE NIGHTMARES presents a grim, shadow-filled adventure through an interactive storyline, outstanding sound design, and a unique art style that is sure to deliver eerie chills and goosebumps. Players will discover that LITTLE NIGHTMARES blurs the lines between dreams and nightmares as they explore The Maw in an effort to escape its nightmarish confines. Gruesome enemies and environments can be found at every turn on this strange vessel; the fate of Six lies in the skillful hands of players.

“It’s taken us about 10 years to come to this moment, to reveal the most exciting game in our company history, a dark, thrilling tale of grotesque misfits!” said Andreas Johnsson – Business Developer & Deputy CEO at Tarsier Studios “Since publishing the teaser last year, we’ve worked day and night to bring the game to life; and now we are beyond excited to show our first original game at Gamescom, LITTLE NIGHTMARES.”

“With LITTLE NIGHTMARES the team at Tarsier Studios is creating a game experience that tackles a subject everyone can identify with, childhood fears and nightmares,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “We’re looking forward to LITTLE NIGHTMARES giving players a heart-pounding adventure, some chills, and maybe a few screams along the way.”

Overcome your childhood fears with LITTLE NIGHTMARES for the first time at Gamescom 2016, which will be displayed in BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe’s booth located in the Gamescom Entertainment Area, Hall 8, Booth B20.

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Make Your Own Stranger Things-Themed Title

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 20:01

“Stranger Things” mania continues to roll on with the advent of a new website that will take whatever text you enter and give it that “Stranger Things” look!

Visit Make It Stranger online to get started while we wait for news about Season 2.

“Stranger Things” stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and Matthew Modine.

Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (“Wayward Pines,” Hidden) serve as writer, directors and co-showrunners of the series, and are executive producers along with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen via their 21 Laps entertainment banner (The Spectacular Now, Night At The Museum, Real Steel, Date Night). Shawn Levy also serves as director.

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Gamescom 2016: Dead Rising 4 Footage Looks Like Crazy Good Fun

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 18:29

Some Dead Rising 4 gameplay footage debuted at Gamescom, and as you’d expect, it features a ton of zombie hordes being slaughtered in the most brutal ways imaginable, not to mention some pretty sweet zombie selfies.

To be honest, aside from the reveal of a seemingly super-powered glowing zombie, this new footage doesn’t show us much of what we haven’t already seen; but damn, it’s always great fun to kill waves of the living dead.

Dead Rising 4 drops on December 6th (and Amazon is already taking pre-orders) so we don’t have long to wait until it’s zombie massacre time again.

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Amy Forsyth Stirs Up Creepypasta in Channel Zero: The No-End House

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 17:55

Some quick casting news has come in for the new Syfy series “Channel Zero,” as Deadline is reporting that “The Path” star Amy Forsyth has been tapped to topline the second installment of the horror anthology series, which has been subtitled “The No-End House.”

Inspired by Brian Russell’s “creepypasta” tale, “Channel Zero: The No-End House” tells the story of a young woman named Margot Sleator (Forsyth; pictured), who visits the No-End House, a bizarre house of horrors that consists of a series of increasingly disturbing rooms. When she returns home, Margot realizes everything has changed.

Nick Antosca will return as writer, executive producer, and showrunner for the second installment alongside executive producer Max Landis with Universal Cable Productions as the studio. The six-episode first installment of the series, “Channel Zero: Candle Cove,” is set to debut September 27. “Channel Zero: The No-End House,” part of the two-season original pickup for the show, will premiere in 2017.

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Gamescom 2016: Agony Dives into the Bowels of Hell

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 17:41

None of us is going to Hell when we die because y’know, it ain’t real, but the upcoming horror game Agony from Polish developer Madmind Studio gives us a taste of what eternal damnation could be like. And it sure doesn’t taste like strawberries and cream.

An extended gameplay video was released at Gamescom, and damn, it looks nasty. This is a vision of Hell that will be haunting our dreams for years to come.

Agony does not yet have a release date, but we’re definitely keeping this hellish adventure on our video game watch list.

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Gamescom 2016: Bandai Namco Challenges Your Perception of Reality in Get Even

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 17:30

Developed by Polish studio The Farm 51, the psychological horror title Get Even will be published by Bandai Namco next year. Watch the Gamescom trailer below, and prepare to lose your grip on reality.

From the Press Release:
Leading interactive entertainment media publisher and developer BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today announces GET EVEN, a psychological thriller that will have players questioning their perception of reality and justice. Developed by Polish video game developers at The Farm 51, GET EVEN is set to be released in spring 2017 on the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.

In GET EVEN players take the role of Cole Black, who awakens in an old abandoned asylum.  His sole memory is the attempted rescue of a teenage girl with a bomb strapped to her chest, the rest of his memories wiped away. Players will explore an eerie and destitute world on a mission to discover the truth behind his traumatic memory. GET EVEN’s twisted tale will have players questioning their perceptions of reality and the true meaning of justice as they unravel the mystery of how Cole ended up in the asylum and the fate of that teenage girl. GET EVEN will deliver an unparalleled sense of immersion through the use of Auro-3D acoustics technology from Auro Technologies.

“GET EVEN is the biggest title that has ever been produced in our studio – it features the deepest story and the most advanced technology our teams have ever worked on,” said Wojciech Pazdur, Development Director at The Farm 51. “Thanks to the support we are receiving from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, we have now taken this up to the next level and polished every aspect of the game in ways that were not possible before. Today, we are extremely happy that we can finally show the new face of GET EVEN to both players and media, immersing them into a new experience and asking them to find out: “What is real?”

GET EVEN is currently rated “RP” for Rating Pending by the ESRB. The game will be coming to the Americas for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC via Steam in spring 2017. To learn more about BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.’s other products, go to  bandainamcoent.com or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS or on Twitter at twitter.com/bandainamcous.

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The Exorcist Spins Heads at Halloween Horror Nights; Hollywood Tickets On Sale NOW!

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 16:27

Universal is truly pulling out all of the stops when it comes to making this year’s Halloween Horror Nights event the biggest and scariest one ever! Enter… The Exorcist!

From the Press Release:
Universal Studios Hollywood announces that tickets are now on sale for “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood, including a newly introduced After 2 p.m. Day/Night Combo ticket inviting guests to experience the theme park’s most exciting attractions by day and remain for the terror that awaits at “Halloween Horror Nights,” which kicks off Friday, September 16, 2016.

Tickets to this year’s event are available for purchase here, including the Frequent Fear Pass, which allows guests to visit multiple times throughout the event. Guests purchasing the all-new After 2 p.m. Day/Night Combo ticket can enjoy the park’s popular daytime attractions such as “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem,” and “Fast and Furious—Supercharged” on the world-famous Studio Tour by day, then step into the mazes and attractions located throughout the park to experience the terror of “Halloween Horror Nights” for one admission price.

“Halloween Horror Nights” guests can also purchase the popular Front of Line ticket, enabling them to enjoy one-time priority access to all the mazes, attractions, all-new Terror Tram, and the special hip hop dance performances by the returning Jabbawockeez.

Advance purchase for all tickets is recommended as event nights will sell out.

“Halloween Horror Nights” dates are: September 16, 17, 23, 24, 29, 30, October 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 and November 4 and 5, 2016.

“Halloween Horror Nights” brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror inspired by TV and film’s most compelling horror properties. This year’s all-new terrifying line-up includes:

All-New Mazes:

· For the first time ever, supernatural thriller The Exorcist will take possession of “Halloween Horror Nights” in an all-new horrifying maze. In “The Exorcist,” guests will see, hear, feel – and even smell – every iconic levitating, head-spinning, vomit-wrenching, skin-crawling moment from the film. The maze will recreate some of the film’s most haunting scenes, ushering guests into its unparalleled terror as if their very souls were possessed by the devil. They will be paralyzed with fear as they witness the power of the supernatural, scream uncontrollably as they become part of Regan MacNeil’s possession, and run in terror as they try to escape the horrific battle between innocence and evil.

· “American Horror Story” has terrorized television viewers for five suspenseful installments, and for the first time ever, three chapters will come to life in a new frightening maze. Guests will venture through Ryan Murphy’s groundbreaking horror anthology, encountering a plethora of iconic scenes and memorable characters designed to jolt them to their very core. Twisted Murder House scenes from Installment 1 will unleash the evil spirits that possess the Harmon estate, spiraling guests through decades of the tortured dead who previously resided there. From Installment 4’s Freak Show, guests will join a troupe of biological misfits in a sinister sideshow where they will be stalked by the murderous and deformed Twisty the Clown. Finally, guests will succumb to the warped desires of The Countess after checking in to the haunted Hotel Cortez, conceived from the beginning as a torture chamber for its customers, from Installment 5.

· Escaped mental patient Michael Myers makes a homecoming return in “Halloween: Hell Comes to Haddonfield,” an all-new maze inspired by the second film in the classic Halloween horror franchise. Echoing the infamous words uttered by the film’s Dr. Sam Loomis, “You can’t kill the Boogeyman,” the twisted maze will shed new light on the terrifying lunacy of Michael Myers as he scours the streets of Haddonfield and stalks the halls of Haddonfield Memorial Hospital in ruthless pursuit of victims.

· In “Freddy vs. Jason,” demented killer Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street) returns to the scene of the crime, this time accompanied by notorious hockey mask killer Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th) to inflict twice as much terror. Inspired by the 2003 film that brought together two of the biggest icons in horror history, this new experiential maze will thrust guests into an epic battle between Freddy and Jason and a showdown in which the fate of only one mass killer will survive.

· The unspeakable terror embroiled within “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Blood Brothers” maze will pit guests against the unsavory wrath of demented killer Leatherface and his mentally unhinged brother Chop-Top as they unite in misery to expand the family’s cannibalistic enterprise and slaughter a new generation of innocent victims. With the perverse duo at the helm of a grotesque BBQ restaurant staged inside a dilapidated roadside gas station, unwitting guests will soon come to realize the new terror that awaits as the blood brothers continue their hedonistic prey on human flesh.

· Tis the season for “Krampus” as the terrifying dark Christmas legend is manifested into a maze based on the Christmas-themed horror film. The dead of winter sets the stage for the terror that’s about to unfold one cold, dank and dreary Christmas Eve as the fabled anthropomorphic “half-goat, half-demon” horned creature emerges to terrorize those devoid of holiday spirit. Guests will navigate the dysfunctional Engel family home to encounter the evil ancient spirit of Krampus – the dark shadow of Saint Nicholas – and his band of Dark Elves and sinister Gingerbread Men, who cause the family to fight to see the light of day.

· “The Walking Dead” new permanent attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood will have a starring role at “Halloween Horror Nights.” By elevating the scares with more walkers and effects for the nighttime event, “The Walking Dead” creates a no-holds-barred experience that significantly intensifies any other iteration previously developed within the theme park. Coupled with authentic walker make-up effects, sophisticated animatronic walkers, substantially more detailed set design and costuming, and highly recognizable props replicated from the series, the attraction delivers an uncompromised realistic environment that brings guests even further into the most watched show in cable television history.

Scare Zone:

· A terrifying twist on this year’s scare zone, “Halloween Horror Nights” introduces a new themed experience, inspired by Universal Pictures’ disturbing blockbuster trilogy, “The Purge: Election Year,” that permeates all areas of the park. Iconic scenes from each of the frightening films will recreate the turmoil and pandemonium that exists when masked vigilantes hunt for victims during the government’s annually sanctioned killing spree. Like civilians in the movie fighting to survive, guests must rely on their cunning wit, luck and speed as they attempt to outsmart and outlive the anarchy brought about by those who believe in an “eye for an eye.” An original scare zone element will be “The Purge: Gauntlet of Fear” that delivers unbridled fear as guests are funneled through an area of the park to try and escape the horrors of the mass slaughter that awaits them.

Show:

· Back by popular demand, Jabbawockeez, the acclaimed, award-winning hip hop dance crew, returns to the stage within the Special Effects Show venue, donning their signature white masks as they perform a repertoire of innovative, synchronized choreography before an enthusiastic crowd. The all-new, high-energy Jabbawockeez show, created exclusively for “Halloween Horror Nights,” will once again underscore the dance crew’s unique brand of humor as they transport guests into a new realm of gravity-defying dance, elevated to new heights by special effects and pulse-pounding music.

Theme Park Attractions:

· “Jurassic Park—In the Dark,” “Revenge of The Mummy—The Ride,” “Transformers: The Ride—3D,” and “The Simpsons Ride” will be open during “Halloween Horror Nights.”

For more information about “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood, visit HalloweenHorrorNights.com. Join the “Halloween Horror Nights” conversation using #UniversalHHN on Facebook at Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood and Instagram; Halloween Horror Nights on Twitter and Periscope @HorrorNights. Add username “HorrorNights” on Snapchat for nightly live content, and watch the terror come to life on the Halloween Horror Nights YouTube Page.

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Stephen King’s It – First Look at The Leper!

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 16:11

One of the things that has us most excited for Andy Muschietti’s take on Stephen King’s It is the addition of creature performer Javier Botet to the cast to play The Leper. If you head on over to Lilja’s Library, they have some behind-the-scenes paparazzi images of Botet in character.

We have one below; check out the other images here and here.

Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Nicholas Hamilton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, and Jeremy Ray Taylor play the Losers’ Club, seven kids who are terrorized by Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard). In addition, creature performer Javier Botet has signed on as The Leper, and Owen Teague plays Patrick Hocksetter, part of a group of bullies who torment the Losers’ Club.

Andy Muschietti directs from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman and Chase Palmer. Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg, and Barbara Muschietti produce. The story will be spread across two films.

Synopsis:
In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers’ Club come face to face with life problems, bullies, and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.

And here’s a lightened version so you can better see the costume.

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Fantastic Market 2016 Announces First Wave Screenings and Events

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 15:36

The Fantastic Market at next month’s Fantastic Fest is undergoing a big time change this year, expanding into a full-on industry forum for genre films. The first wave of programs and premieres was just dropped into our inbox, and as always, we’re excited to share the info with you. So read on, fiends!

From the Press Release:
Fantastic Fest is proud to announce the first wave of programing for the 2016 edition of Fantastic Market, the festival’s industry program which runs September 22-25, 2016. Fantastic Fest takes place September 22 – September 29, 2016 at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin, TX.

This year’s Fantastic Market brings significant changes as the event moves from a Latin American-focused genre project market into an industry forum for genre films. Market Director Rodney Perkins says: “We have transformed the market into a full-fledged industry event with screenings, talks, panels, film pitches and special guests from all over the world. Our goal is to become the premiere industry forum for genre films.”

Fantastic Market will kick off with a keynote talk from two of the most knowledgeable minds in the genre world: Ryan Turek (BLUMHOUSE) and Travis Stevens (SNOWFORT PICTURES). Travis Stevens says: “I began my career as a producer at Fantastic Fest and will likely be wheeled back on my deathbed. In the meantime I’m excited to share what I’ve learned about the genre business with the next generation of rule breakers.” Ryan Turek says: “Fantastic Fest has always been a home away from home for me and I’ve attended as a fan, a journalist and a judge. I’m excited the team asked me to return for the market this year. I can’t wait to not only participate, but also check out some amazing genre films. This year looks incredible.”

In addition to the keynote, Fantastic Market will host a number of other talks and panels featuring special guests. Screenwriter and producer Rodo Sayagues (PANIC ATTACK, EVIL DEAD and DON’T BREATHE) will present a special talk about the genre film industry. SpectreVision founders Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah, Josh C. Waller, and CEO Lisa Whalen return to Fantastic Market with another program of unique offerings. SpectreVision has produced such cult favorites as A GIRL WALKS AT HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, COOTIES and THE GREASY STRANGLER, and recently expanded into television, gaming and music.

Finally, the 2016 crop of Fantastic Market film projects reflects the event’s new expanded scope. The initial selection reflects a wide-ranging mix of newcomers and veterans from around the world including people involved in such films as THE VOID, THE HITCHER, HERE COMES THE DEVIL, ABCS OF DEATH, and numerous others. Two projects- JAIRO’S REVENGE and BIRTHDAY PRESENT-were selected through Fantastic Market’s collaboration with Ventana Sur’s Blood Window genre market.

Stay tuned for more announcements regarding Fantastic Market programming, including additional film projects, screenings and other events.

This year’s initial slate of film projects:

IT WAITS BELOW
USA
Director: Eric Red (THE HITCHER, NEAR DARK)
Producer: Soyoung Jung, Brendan McCarthy (LET US PREY, WAKEWOOD), John McDonnell (LET US PREY, WAKEWOOD)
A three-man submarine crew dive to the deepest part of the ocean to salvage priceless treasure from a sunken shipwreck, unleashing a nightmarish extraterrestrial organism they must survive when the sub gets stranded at the bottom of the sea.

DIRT EATERS
Canada
Director: Chris Nash (ABCS OF DEATH 2)
Producer: Peter Kuplowsky (THE VOID, ABCS OF DEATH 2, MANBORG), Shannon Hanmer (ABCS OF DEATH 2), Ant Timpson (ABCS OF DEATH, DEATHGASM)
A down-and-out woman befriends a squirm of intelligent carnivorous worms, and seeks revenge on the small town officials that turned their backs on her, in this poli-sci-fi horror satire that evokes BLACK MIRROR and TREMORS.

BIRTHDAY PRESENT (REGALO DE CUMPLEAÑOS) – 2016 BLOOD WINDOW SELECTION
Mexico
Directors: Christian Cueva (JIRON), Ricardo Farías
Producers: Adrián García Bogliano (SCHERZO DIABOLICO, HERE COMES THE DEVIL), Andrea Quiroz Hernández (SCHERZO DIABOLICO, HERE COMES THE DEVIL)
When you accept a gift, you also accept its consequences.

JAIRO’S REVENGE (LA VENGANZA DE JAIRO) – 2016 BLOOD WINDOW SELECTION
Colombia/Guatemala
Director: Simón Hernández (PIZARRO)
Producer: Ivette Liang (VENICE)
A documentary about cult terror film director Jairo Pinilla, in his attempt to finance and produce his last dream project he’s been working on for 6 years, THE SPIRIT OF DEATH, the first 3D terror film made in Colombia.

EL CUCUY
USA/Canada
Director: Gigi Saul Guerrero (EL GIGANTE)
Producer: Raynor Shima (EL GIGANTE)
A group of troubled kids at a residential treatment center are forced to work together despite their differences to defeat an ancient creature that is stalking and feeding on all of the naughty children within the facility.

ZERCH
USA
Director: J. Xavier Velasco
Producer: Javier Gonzalez (VALEDICTORIAN)
A police detective investigates a missing person case that leads her to a body-snatcher creature who uses humans as hosts in order to survive.

It Waits Below

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Scream Factory Details Lady in White Blu-ray; Three Different Cuts!

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 15:16

Few movies make for better Halloweentime watching than Frank LaLoggia’s Lady in White, and as we recently learned, Scream Factory is giving it a timely first-ever Blu-ray release this coming September. On tap today? Full release details, which reveal that the 2-disc set will feature THREE different cuts of the classic film.

I don’t want this. I need this. Not in September. NOW.

From the Press Release:
Sometimes it takes a little help from the living for the dead to rest. Scream Factory™ proudly presents Lady in White for the first time ever on Blu-ray on September 27, 2016. This 2-disc set includes the never-before-released full-length director’s cut, extended behind-the-scenes footage, and many more special features.

For ten year old Frankie Scarletti (played by Lukas Haas), school isn’t just a place for learning. On Halloween of 1962, after being forced to spend the night locked in the coffin-like confines of his fourth-grade cloakroom, Frankie discovers the ghost of a little girl who was murdered in the very same room ten years earlier by a serial killer that has eluded the police for the last decade . With the death toll continuing to rise, Frankie, along with the help of the girl’s restless spirit, takes it upon himself to bring the killer to justice.

Originally released in 1988, this thriling ghost tale comes from director Frank LaLoggia (Fear No Evil) and stars Stars Lukas Haas (Witness), Alex Rocco (The Godfather, The Simpsons, The Facts of Life) , Katherine Helmond (Soap, Who’s The Boss) and Len Cariou (Blue Bloods).

Special Features:

DISC ONE – Director’s Cut (117 minutes)

  • EXTENDED Behind the Scenes Footage – production and post production
  • Introduction by Frank LaLoggia
  • Audio Commentary with Frank LaLoggia
  • Behind the Scenes Footage with introduction by Frank LaLoggia
  • Deleted Scenes with introduction by Frank LaLoggia
  • Promotional Short Film
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Alternate Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Behind the Scenes Photo Montage
  • Extended Photo Gallery

DISC TWO – Extended Director’s Cut (127 minutes) & Original Theatrical Cut (113 minutes)

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