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Elle Plays Deadly Games with Paul Verhoeven

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 13:00

Any time news of a new Paul Verhoeven film comes around, we’re all eyes and ears. Read on for your first look at his new thriller, simply titled Elle.

Isabelle Huppert, Christian Berkel, Anne Consigny, and Virginie Efira star.

Synopsis:
Michèle seems indestructible. Head of a successful video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle’s life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game–a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control.

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Hitch Hike to Blu-ray with Kino Lorber and Raro!

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 12:00

David Hess, Franco Nero, and a naked chick with a high-powered weapon in her hand all in the same movie? It just seems so right, and that’s exactly what we’re gonna get when Hitch Hike makes its way to Blu-ray courtesy of Raro Video and Kino Lorber.

From the Press Release:
Raro Video and Kino Lorber are proud to announce the Blu-ray release of Hitch Hike, a controversial and rarely seen Italian exploitation thriller directed by Pasquale Festa Campanile starring Franco Nero (Django) and Corinne Clery (The Story of O) and featuring a music score by acclaimed composer Ennio Morricone (The Hateful Eight).

Raro Video brings this cult classic to Blu-ray complete, uncut, and uncensored in a new HD transfer. The Blu-ray will become available on February 16, 2016, with a SRP of $29.95, featuring a new and improved English subtitle translation and special features including a documentary, Road to Ruin (26:29), and a fully illustrated booklet about the film.

Synopsis:
While on a cross-country drive, a bitter writer (international superstar Franco Nero of Django) and his beautiful wife (Corinne Clery, The Story of O and Moonraker) pick up a stranded motorist (David Hess of Last House on the Left infamy). But when this hitcher turns out to be a depraved psychopath, their road trip takes a vicious detour into sex and savagery where the miles are marked in mayhem and vengeance is the ultimate rule of thumb.

Rarely seen in the U.S. (causing it to be named “one of the greatest films no one has ever seen,” IGN), Hitch Hike is a sleaze epic fueled by wild performances, scenes of shocking violence, and a visceral score by legendary composer Ennio Morricone. This RaroVideo release is completely uncut and uncensored and presents co-writer/director Pasquale Festa Campanile’s vision in all its shocking glory.

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Today on VOD: JeruZalem and Martyrs

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 11:13

The big horror release this weekend is William Brent Bell’s creepy doll flick The Boy, which stars Lauren Cohan (“The Walking Dead”) as a woman tasked with babysitting, well, a super creepy doll. But it’s not the only horror option that was unleashed today. Read on for your VOD update!

First up, Epic Pictures Releasing put the award-winning Israeli horror film JeruZalem (review) up for streaming on digital platforms today. Directed by Doron Paz and Yoav Paz, the film is shot from the POV of a Google Glass headset worn by the main character, and was filmed in Jerusalem.

Synopsis:
JeruZalem follows Rachel (played by “Jane the Virgin” star Yael Grobglas), and her friend Sarah (Danielle Jadelyn), two American girls on vacation in Jerusalem. The two follow Kevin (Yon Tumarkin), a mysterious and handsome anthropology student, into the heart of the Old City. The party is cut short when a biblical prophecy comes to pass on the night of Yom Kippur and Jerusalem’s gate to hell is opened, releasing an epic apocalypse. Trapped between the ancient walls of the holy city, the trio must survive long enough to find a way out as the fury of hell is unleashed upon them.

Also out today, via Anchor Bay, is the American remake of Martyrs (review), directed by Kevin and Michael Goetz. It’s available in limited theaters and on Digital HD this weekend, and will arrive on DVD, Blu-ray, and all VOD outlets February 2nd. The film stars Bailey Noble and Troian Bellisario.

Synopsis:
Ten-year-old Lucie flees from the isolated warehouse where she has been held prisoner. Deeply traumatized, she is plagued by awful night terrors at the orphanage that takes her in. Her only comfort comes from Anna, a girl her own age. Nearly a decade later and still haunted by demons, Lucie finally tracks down the family that tortured her. As she and Anna move closer to the agonizing truth, they find themselves trapped in a nightmare – if they cannot escape, a martyr’s fate awaits them…

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Eileen Dietz and Jansen Panettiere Head to Eden Falls

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 11:00

The cast is quickly filling out for Eden Falls, co-written by original Friday the 13th scribe Victor Miller, and we have the early word for you right here!

From the Press Release:
Jansen Panettiere joins the cast of Eden Falls as the main character, Rob Adams. Panettiere (Summer Forever, Ice Age: Meltdown) is the younger brother of Hayden Panettiere, star of “Nashville” on ABC. The film will also star Eileen Dietz (Pazazu from The Exorcist).

Eden Falls is the story of Rob Adams, a freestyle skiing star who corkscrews 720’s into a nightmare paranoid landscape to save Lucinda, the only woman he will ever love.

Eden Falls was written by Michael Coulombe, Martin Rogers, and Victor Miller, three-time Emmy winner and writer of Friday the 13th. It will be directed by Michael Coulombe. The score will be composed by Friday the 13th veteran Harry Manfredini.

Eden Falls is produced by Shaun Cairo.

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Dead Men Tell No Tales in this Trailer

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 10:00

While the production values in the trailer for low-budget horror Dead Men Tell No Tales do leave a lot to be desired, the film still looks like it could be a guilty pleasure. And with a cast including well-know horror actress Genoveva Rossi, they at least have some star power on board.

Nadia White, Rita Christine, and Jenny Jannetty co-star.

Synopsis:
From the warped mind of Dusty W. Fleischman comes the latest feature film from Creepy Crawl Entertainment. This zany comedy is all about the wrong power in the wrong hands. What would you do with the power to control destiny? See what craziness happens when an average everyday guy gets to answer that question.

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Carrier, The (UK DVD)

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 06:00

Starring Edmund Kingsley, Jack Gordon, Josie Taylor, Joe Dixon, James Payton, Karen Bryson

Directed by Anthony Woodley

Distributed by Altitude Film Entertainment

Actor Jack Gordon doesn’t seem to have much luck on planes. After suffering the tortures of a demented killer in the sky in 2011’s Panic Button, he once again finds himself menaced on board a giant flying metal tube – this time, by a deadly global pandemic that has brought the human race to its knees.

Society has all but collapsed, and as the infected are summarily terminated without prejudice on the ground, Craig (Gordon) and his fellow bunch of survivors take to the skies in a 747 hoping to avoid the infection and perhaps make it to somewhere sickness-free.

Unfortunately, this being a genre film, the infection is in fact on board – leading to death and disagreement amongst the inhabitants of the airplane. Most want nothing but to survive, others seem to have given up hope, whilst the intimidating Eric (Dixon) believes that none of them should ever set foot on land again for risk of spreading the contagion further.

A low budget independent feature, funded mainly through Kickstarter, The Carrier often makes it clear to see just how much effort and spunk has gone into its creation. Yet, despite the best efforts of cast and crew, the script routinely fails to rise above the level of generic low-key disaster formula with a touch of zombie-like elements.

Make no mistake; the infected here aren’t crazed, bloodthirsty monsters… they’re simply desperate people, rendered hideously disfigured by the contagion, clinging to life by any means necessary – but their particular perspective is rarely explored in any depth, the narrative seeming to believe that a single moment of emotional connection with one of them is enough to get that message across. Sadly, it isn’t.

There’s a strongly topical idea at the core of The Carrier — that of a fatal, antibiotic-resistant infection quickly overtaking the human race – which should give all of us pause for thought towards the future of medicine… but again, this sinks into the background as the story plods along through an ill-advised second half that takes place entirely on the ground and brings the drama and tension grinding to a halt. So much for an air-based shocker.

Besides the narrative failings, The Carrier’s cast are all on point. Ed Kingsley is strong as the determined pilot who (unsurprisingly) turns out be a self-absorbed toff, whilst Gordon does his everyman thing with the usual aplomb. Northern Irish actor Billy Clarke (previously seen in the cracking The Devil’s Business) is as great as can be expected, whilst the female cast, including Josie Taylor and Karen Bryson, do their best to bring some spark to their threadbare characters.

Shouldering much of the tension is Joe Dixon as Eric. Being the supposed antagonist determined to ensure that none of the survivors manage to spread the plague elsewhere, it feels most damning of The Carrier that by the time the third act is swinging around, the prospect of him murdering every other character and getting things over with is much more appealing than anything else the film could do to salvage itself at that point.

So, check your passport’s valid because we’re taking a one-way flight to Pun City: The Carrier is a respectable, if sub-par, indie thriller with a few good ideas behind it… but it just never takes off.

On the special features front, Altitude Film Entertainment bring The Carrier to UK DVD sporting an 11-minute featurette that takes apart the impressive amount of creative effects work that was used to bring the film to life. It’s a real eye-opener and indicative of the hard work that went into creating the final product.

Next to that, there’s a 30-minute “making of” featurette that does everything it needs to do for such a supplement – plenty of on-set footage and interviews abound. There’s also a selection of deleted scenes that were (wisely) excised for pacing reasons, the film’s trailer and a feature audio commentary with director Anthony Woodley, producer Luke Healy and actor Jack Gordon. It’s a good listen given that, as is generally expected for independent films such as The Carrier, all involved have plenty of stories to tell about the adjustments, challenges and creative decision-making that went on throughout the film’s creation. Sadly, it isn’t quite strong enough to make a re-watch of the movie itself much of a recommendation.

Special Features:

  • VFX Featurette
  • Making of Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Trailer
  • Audio Commentary


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Get The Witcher 2 For FREE!

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 21:15

If you own an Xbox One, then my God, are you in luck! From January 21 to February 5, CD Project RED’s fantasy RPG masterpiece The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings will be FREE to download as part of Microsoft’s aim to introduce Backward Compatibility to the console.

This is a pretty big deal as it was one of the top reviewed games of 2011 in addition to picking up a bunch of awards. Rarely does an opportunity come along to pick up such a highly acclaimed game for free so this is, quite simply, an offer you can’t refuse.

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Shudder Teams with Sundance for New Midnight at Sundance Collection

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 20:23

In honor of Shudder’s new partnership with Midnight @ Sundance, the AMC-backed streaming service has created a collection of festival favorites for your viewing pleasure, Midnight at Sundance. If you can’t make it to the Sundance Film Festival itself this year, you can catch some independent horror classics like Trollhunter and V/H/S on your sofa.

Sound up your alley?  Then read on for the official details along with info on a slew of new titles just added to the service!

From the Press Release:
New Year’s Resolutions not working out? Still avoiding the gym like the plague? Nix those plans and spend these wintry months curled up with Shudder’s new additions to its scream-filled library. The AMC-backed horror streaming service will keep your heart rate up this year, no gym membership required.

The curators at Shudder are working hard to bring subscribers the best in horror as we wrap up the first month of 2016, curating additional films for streamers and screamers to enjoy. New titles now available on Shudder include I Can See You, Lips of Blood, Night Tide, Female Vampire, The Long Hair of Death, The Iron Rose, The Hands of Orlac, and The Phantom of the Opera with Cub, Bloody Knuckles, Der Samurai, Nightmare City, and Carved: The Slit-Mouthed Woman exclusive to subscribers.

In addition to new titles, Shudder has partnered with Midnight @ Sundance and will be hosting the first official Midnight Party at the festival this weekend. The service is celebrating the spirit of independent film for fans at home with its new collection, Midnight at Sundance. For 25 years, Midnight at Sundance has proven a terrifying tastemaker, introducing and supporting some of the brightest voices in 21st Century horror. Out in the dark, snowcapped mountains of Utah, at an altitude that challenges the faint of heart, horror has made a chilling mark on Park City. Any many of those films now reside at Shudder.

COLLECTION: Midnight at Sundance
As Sundance’s 25th Midnight gets under way, Shudder has selected past festival highlights for subscribers to stream, including:
• Dead Snow
• Donkey Punch
• Excision
• Grace
• Hobo With a Shotgun
• Septien
• The Pact
• Timecrimes
• Trollhunter
• V/H/S

Shudder is available now for desktop, iOS, Android mobile devices, Roku players, and Roku TV models with more outlets on the way. The service is available for a 14-day free trial with a monthly cost of $4.99, or $49.99 yearly, after the trial ends.

Visit Shudder to learn more about the service, browse the collection, or to start your free trial today.

 

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The Escapists: The Walking Dead Arrives on PS4 in February

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 19:56

We previously told you about Team17 Digital’s The Escapists: The Walking Dead, a mashup of breakout hit The Escapists with the beloved universe that is Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comic series, and now we know when it will be arriving on the PlayStation 4.

Per the PlayStation Blog, it will be launching on February 16th.

About the Game:
In this unique game, recreated entirely in the charming 8-bit pixel art style of The Escapists, you play as The Walking Dead’s Rick Grimes as he takes on hordes of walkers let loose upon the world.

Rick is in charge of a band of survivors featuring many of the original comic book cast, including Maggie, Hershel, Glenn, and Michonne. Rick must secure the safety of the group by seeking out a safe escape route from each area and manage several dangerous tasks to keep as many of the group alive as possible. The game faithfully matches the timeline of the comics, meaning Rick must first fight his way out of the Harrison Memorial Hospital, arriving at the Greene family farm before visiting destinations such as the Meriwether Correctional Facility and Woodbury.

Protect the living, and escape the dead as you play through the award-winning comic’s epic story.

  • 5 Locations: Tackle 5 of the most infamous locations from The Walking Dead story including: Meriwether County Correctional Facility, Woodbury, and Alexandria.
  • Epic Crafting: Choose from over two hundred + different items to make over 70 tools or weapons to aid your survival.
  • Well-known characters: Interact with all your favorite characters from the comics and recruit them to help you with important tasks.
  • Routines: Make sure you and your survivors keep up your daily routines – it’s important for morale!
  • Guns!: Firearms will now be available to craft or discover – they are handy for keeping walkers at bay!
  • Zombie Hordes: Use your wits and your survivor companions to fend off hordes of hungry walkers.

Check out some screenshots and the announcement trailer below. For more info visit The Escapists: The Walking Dead on PlayStation.com.

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Director Jared Cohn Counts to 6ix

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 19:20

A new horror flick from director Jared Cohn is on its way of the biblical variety as Deadline is reporting that the upcoming thriller 6ix will begin filming in Chicago in May.

Written by Nicholas Celozzi, the story follows a a devout and merciless killer who believes he was born without a soul and seeks to regain it by stealing the “senses” of his victims, using the New Testament Book of Revelation for inspiration. Two detectives are tasked with finding him before it’s too late and six innocent lives are lost.

Cohn is directing with Celozzi producing alongside Jeff Bowler. 6ix is fully funded and aiming for release later in 2016.

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Brain That Wouldn’t Die, The (Blu-ray)

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 12:00

Starring Jason Evers, Virginia Leith, Anthony La Penna

Directed by Joseph Green

Distributed by Scream Factory

There’s a little ironic humor to be found in some of the old ‘50s sci-fi B-movies. Many of the ideas presented as crazy, mad science in those classic pictures are now reality, or at least close to it. Take, for example, the idea of transplants. Swapping limbs seemed a bit farfetched; yet, science was already giving it the old college try (it would be almost forty years before a hand was successfully transplanted). However, swapping heads? That was the stuff of future hope.

Now, here we are in 2016, and scientists have announced plans to perform the first human head transplant next December. The whole point of these old mad scientist films was to shock audiences with grotesque medical anomalies… but more often than not – especially by today’s standards – they’re just shockingly hilarious. This would explain why so many pop up on “Mystery Science Theater 3000” (1988-1999), which this film does – and Scream Factory has included that episode among the bonus features.

The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962, also known as The Black Door during production and sometimes released as The Head That Wouldn’t Die) is the stuff of cheesy sci-fi legend. Dr. Bill Cortner (Jason Evers) pushes the boundaries of medical science beyond what his father (Bruce Brighton), also a surgeon, deems acceptable. Bill has no less ambition than to transplant human body parts from one host to another. He gets the opportunity to put his theories to the test after a horrific car crash leaves him barely scratched while his girlfriend, Jan (Virginia Leith), is decapitated, her headless body twitching in the car’s fiery wreckage. Bill absconds with the head to his countryside laboratory, where his assistant, Kurt (Leslie Daniels), is waiting. Kurt isn’t just an assistant, though – he’s also a patient, as evidenced by his malformed, gnarled little nub of a hand, the result of Bill’s early transplant attempt gone wrong. Another one of Bill’s failures resides in the closet: a mutant, too powerful and hideous to be let out of its locked cell.

Bill gets Jan’s severed head hooked up to some tubes and liquids and then he… leaves. For the rest of the movie. Bill’s plan is to find a body for Jan, so as soon as he sees signs of life in her floating head – forget about, you know, talking to her to make sure everything is still working up there – he hits the road. For the rest of the film, Bill spends his time frequenting burlesque clubs and beauty contests searching for a butterface who can part with her better parts below. All the while Jan has completely revived and is absolutely seething at her current situation. Being just a head can’t be much fun. She’s got the brains, and whatever is in the closet has the bulk, so Jan begins to communicate with the hideous closet creature in hopes of hatching a plan that can get them both free.

This movie is absolutely ridiculous through and through. It’s almost as though the filmmakers produced it for the sole purpose of providing comedic fodder. After rescuing and resuscitating Jan’s bodiless head Bill takes off to get her a smoking hot body. Jan, meanwhile, wakes up and almost immediately decides Bill is a scoundrel and she needs to get revenge on him. There is no sense of amazement upon learning she’s miraculously alive following that wreck (as only a head no less!), nor does she try to rationalize any of the decisions Bill has made. It’s just sort of like “Well, shit, here I am nothing more than a head and he’s out gallivanting around town. Better strategize with the mute hulking brute in the closet so we can both get revenge!”

Speaking of which, some things are best left unseen… like the thing kept in the dark for most of this picture. My mind conjured up a thousand different iterations of what this speechless humanoid must look like – and exactly none of my fantasies were visualized once he made a grand entrance. Imagine Beldar Conehead dropped face first into a wood chipper and you can approximate what the make-up effects artists produced. Yowza.

So there’s a whole lot of awful in this movie – so what? Does anyone watch these old ‘50s sci-fi films for their nuanced plotting and cutting edge special effects? God no. These movies are a blast because they harken back to a simpler time. Viewers are usually steeped in old Americana charm and classic Us vs. Them scenarios. It’s akin to enjoying an old-school Saturday matinee on your couch which, to me, is a perfectly fine recommendation.

Presented for the first time in HD, the film’s black-and-white 1.66:1 1080p picture is a nice upgrade over previous DVD editions. Synapse’s release, for example, was windowboxed whereas this edition provides a better approximation of the OAR. The print used here is extremely clean, with only sporadic instances of white flecks popping up. Film grain resolves organically and is very fine. Contrast is very strong, too. Who knew such a notorious turkey could look so good?

An English DTS-HD MA 2.0 mono track capably carries the film’s sound. There’s a subtle hiss present in some scenes, with a few little pops and crackles along the way. Dialogue is balanced well, though, and the score is nicely reproduced. There is an echo heard occasionally, probably due to low-rent sound capture on stage, but otherwise this is a perfectly fine track. Subtitles are included in English.

The audio commentary with film historian & author Steve Haberman and Tony Sasso, who wrote a book on the making of this film, is more interesting than I had expected. For one thing, Haberman views the film with tongue planted firmly in cheek, while Sasso has such a clear reverence for the material you’d think he was watching a bonafide classic. The exchanges between the two are often funny, and both sides do well in providing useful information.

“Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Brain That Wouldn’t Die” – If this show is your kind of humor, you’ll love this extra. Personally, I’ve never been a fan of this sort of comedy (talking heads riffing on movies), so this didn’t do much for me.

“Alternate Model Footage” – This little tidbit features some additional nudity shot for the European market. It features no audio… not that most will notice.

A photo gallery and the film’s theatrical trailer complete the extra features.

Special Features:

  • NEW High Definition (1080p) transfer from the negative – restored to its uncut version (1.66:1)
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode – THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE (in Standard Definition)
  • NEW Audio Commentary with film historian and author Steve Haberman and writer Tony Sasso
  • Alternate Scene from the International Cut
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery


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You’re Gonna Die Tonight Affirms Sergio Morcillo’s Teaser

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 11:00

In celebration of its recent riot of a screening at Madrid’s CortomaÑia short film festival, comes the first teaser for Sergio Morcillo’s (Metamorphose) latest short film, You’re Gonna Die Tonight.

Presented by Miguel Ángel Vivas, director of the recent snow-set zombie chiller Extinction (review), which starred Matthew Fox and Jeffrey Donovan, You’re Gonna Die Tonight is penned by Álvaro Fuentes, inspired by an original concept from the clearly tormented-but-talented minds of Morcillo and Ismael de las Heras. The short promises a fresh spin on slasher tropes whilst injecting a ‘70s giallo vibe, oozing with eroticism.

If that’s not enticing enough for you, then the biggest selling point, for me at least, is the effects team involved, Inside FX, previously responsible for that rather epic little zombie franchise most of you will likely have heard of… [REC].

Boasting an almighty ensemble cast of household names in Spain, including Mónica Aragón, Antonio Zancada, and Rafa Casette, and produced under the Terror Club and Fonofox banners, this first sneak peek has me convinced this one will be frequenting a plethora of festivals this year…

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Cloverfield Gets a Surprise Spinoff with 10 Cloverfield Lane; Watch the Trailer!

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 10:29

This weekend sees the release of 13 Hours, and though you may not be interested in the film, you will be interested to know that the trailer for the Bad Robot-produced 10 Cloverfield Lane is attached to Michael Bay’s latest. But what the hell is 10 Cloverfield Lane? We’ve got all the details!

A couple years back we reported on a movie titled Valencia, which was to be produced by J.J. Abrams and directed by Dan Trachtenberg. As it turns out, that movie’s actual (top secret) title was 10 Cloverfield Lane, and the bigger secret was that the film is connected to the 2008 monster movie.

As Abrams told Collider, it takes place in the same universe as Cloverfield.

The idea came up a long time ago during production,” said Abrams. “We wanted to make it a blood relative of Cloverfield. The idea was developed over time. We wanted to hold back the title for as long as possible.”

Whoa. How cool is that? Check out the trailer and poster art below!

10 Cloverfield Lane stars John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and John Gallagher, Jr.

Look for it in theaters on March 11, 2016.

Written by Josh Campbell, Matt Stuecken, and Damien Chazelle, the film was directed by Dan Trachtenberg.

Synopsis:
Waking up from a car accident, a young woman finds herself in the basement of a man who says he’s saved her life from a chemical attack that has left the outside uninhabitable.

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Early Horror Comic from Alan Moore and John Wagner Finally Being Reprinted

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 10:00

After being unavailable for over 30 years, the horror comic series Monster, written by none other than the comic book industry’s signature genius/nutcase Alan Moore, the creator of John Constantine, V for Vendetta, Watchmen, etc., with Judge Dredd and A History of Violence creator John Wagner handling later issues, will finally be reprinted as a paperback collected edition this July. Head over to The Guardian for the full story.

The original comic strip was part of the weekly SCREAM! horror anthology in the ’80s but has been incredibly hard to find since then. It follows a deformed psychopath who escapes from his attic prison and goes on a murderous rampage. The black & white and somewhat crowded visuals may seem unappealing to today’s comic audience, but as it comes from two of the most popular creators of all time, I expect it to have a huge fanbase.

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Oxenfree Collector’s Edition Inbound

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 21:45

Only yesterday we bought you news that none other than Robert Kirkman is helping the game Oxenfree to be adapted into other mediums, and with the game being available tomorrow (head over to Steam to buy your copy), we have even more exciting news to share with you: The game’s also getting a very cool collector’s edition.

Stay tuned next week for our full review and also an interview with the developers.

From the Press Release:
Night School Studio, the developers behind OXENFREE, have revealed a new partnership with iam8bit to produce the official Collector’s Edition. This news is on the heels of the studio’s recent co-branding franchise agreement with Skybound Entertainment.

The Collector’s Edition will be on sale tomorrow, January 15, at 9am PT, the same day OXENFREE is making its debut on Xbox One, Windows 10, and Steam (PC and Mac). The Collector’s Edition ($55) will ship worldwide. Players can also purchase the game only for $19.99.

Those that purchase the Collector’s Edition will immediately receive a download code for the game on the platform of their choice, as well as a download code for demo songs from OXENFREE’S supporting character Ren’s band. The physical Collector’s Edition will ship at the end of February.

The OXENFREE Collector’s Edition includes:

  • A GAME DOWNLOAD CODE for OXENFREE. Select either PC/Mac (via Steam) or Xbox
  • An OXENFREE COOLER to keep your beverage(s) of choice nice and cold, large enough to store a six-pack
  • A STASH CAN to discretely store your unmentionables, made from an actual, off-the-shelf can (beer for 21+ and soda for customers under 21 years of age)
  • A CAN INSULATOR referencing locals’ favorite hole-in-the-wall from the game, Seafood Sammy’s Happy Shanty
  • A roundtrip FERRY TICKET to Edwards Island
  • REDHEADED BEDWETTERS DEMO TAPE – an EP of tracks from Ren’s band, the Redheaded Bedwetters. Listen closely, because you might hear something important.
  • A DOWNLOAD CODE for the REDHEADED BEDWETTERS DEMO SONGS featured on the cassette. They may have had a little help from OXENFREE composer, SCNTFC.
  • A foldout TOURIST MAP from Edwards Island. The flipside of the map features a poster image of the OXENFREE key art.

The game was praised as “the first must play game of 2016” by Los Angeles Times and IGN hails it as “the emotional adventure game you need to know about.” OXENFREE was also nominated last week as a finalist in Excellence in Visual Art for the 2016 Independent Game Festival and received honorable mentions in the categories of Excellence in Narrative, Excellence in Audio, and the Seumas McNally Grand Prize.

To pre-order the game’s Collector’s Edition, visit iam8bit.com/store. To learn more about Night School Studio, please check out the official website at http://nightschoolstudio.com/oxenfree/ and follow on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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Contribute to Pupper Master: Axis Termination for a Chance to Be Killed by Blade

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 21:38

It was only a few days ago that we brought you news of some of the incredible rewards on offer for contributing to the Indiegogo campaign for the 11th Puppet Master film, and now, with the campaign nearing its end, they’ve gone ahead and added one of the best perks ever: a chance to be killed in the film.

That’s right; for a mere $2,000 you can be one of six people who gets to die in Puppet Master: Axis Termination. Full details below:

New perk: Get killed by Blade!
Visit the set and be in the new film Puppet Master: Axis Termination. Get onscreen + IMDb Credit. You’ll be on set for 1 day and be featured in a cameo (approximately 10 to 30 seconds onscreen).

Contribution Tier: $2,000
Only 6 available
You’ll also join the cast and crew for meals. This perk does NOT include airfare travel. We will include 1 night of accommodations at a hotel. Also includes: a copy of the script + 2 tickets to the private premiere screening with the cast and crew.

Also available… Supporting Actor Role, which includes: a copy of the script + posters + official signed Full Moon t-shirt + stickers + 2 tickets to the private premiere screening with the cast and crew.

◆ Onscreen Stunt Puppets from the Film (Blade and more!)
◆ Your Photo in the Film
◆ A Cameo Acting Role
◆ Plus a dozen other perks offered, like the amazing Puppet Master Mystery Box!

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Nora-Jane Noone Drowns in The Deep End

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 21:37

More casting news is here for The Deep End as Deadline is reporting that Nora-Jane Noone, whose most recent credit is Fox Searchlight’s now Best Picture Oscar-nominated film Brookyln, has joined the cast of the indie thriller.

The Ireland-born actress will star opposite “The Royals'” Alexandra Park as sisters who become trapped under the fiberglass cover of a public pool.

Matt Eskandari, who helmed IFC Midnight’s Victim and the Bai Ling-starrer Game of Assassins, is directing a script he co-wrote with Michael Hultquis. Citizen Skull Productions’ Mark Myers (Manson Family Vacation, Experimenter) is overseeing production with executive producers Fernando Szew, Sharon Bordas, and Hannah Pillemer.

More as it comes.

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See the Truth Revealed in a New The X-Files Promo

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 19:53

Yet another new promo teaser has arrived for Fox’s upcoming six-episode “The X-Files” event series, and in this one executive producer Chris Carter offers insight into the key themes and character arcs of the new season.  Dig in!

“The X-Files” returns to Fox with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, January 24, 2016 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), following the NFC Championship Game, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, January 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprise their iconic roles as Agent Fox Mulder and Agent Dana Scully in a mixture of stand-alone investigative episodes and those that further the original show’s seminal mythology.

Related Story:  See the Opening Minute from The X-Files Episode 10.01 – My Struggle

“The X-Files” Episode 10.01 – “My Struggle” (airs 1/24/16; 10-11PM ET/7-8PM PT)
THE X-FILES HAVE BEEN RE-OPENED ON PART ONE OF THE TWO-NIGHT SEASON PREMIERE – Thirteen years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of the thrilling series “THE X-FILES” is here.  FOX MULDER (David Duchovny) and DANA SCULLY (Gillian Anderson) have been approached by TAD O’MALLEY (guest star Joel McHale), a popular conspiracy theorist web-TV show host, who believes he has uncovered a significant government conspiracy. With the assistance of FBI Asst. Dir. WALTER SKINNER (Mitch Pileggi), O’Malley seeks to enlist the help of former X-Files agents Mulder and Scully, who have since severed ties with the FBI. Through O’Malley, they are introduced to SVETA (guest star Annett Mahendru), a possible alien abductee who shares shocking information with them that will challenge everything that Mulder has ever believed about the existence of aliens and the government’s role in covering them up.

“The X-Files” Episode 10.02 – “Founder’s Mutation” (airs 1/25/16; 8-9PM ET/PT)
MULDER AND SCULLY INVESTIGATE A DOCTOR WITH UNSCRUPULOUS PRACTICES ON PART TWO OF THE TWO-NIGHT SEASON PREMIERE WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY JAMES WONG – When a scientist suddenly commits suicide, Mulder and Scully investigate what unseen force may have driven him to it. What they uncover is a laboratory where extreme genetic experimentation has been going on for decades, breeding subjects who possess unexpected and dangerous powers – and who harbor deep resentments.

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New Francesca Poster All Dolled Up

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 19:15

Another absolutely beautiful one-sheet is here for Luciano and Nicolás Onetti’s upcoming thriller Francesca. Read on for the goods, and look for more on this one soon!

Luis Emilio Rodriguez, Gustavo Dalessanro, Raul Gederlini, and Silvina Grippaldi star.

Before you gawk at the colorful artwork down below, and it truly is gawk-worthy, let’s bring you up-to-speed on the film’s plot:

It’s been 15 years since the disappearance of little Francesca, daughter of the renowned storyteller, poet, and dramatist Vittorio Visconti; and the community is stalked by a psychopath bent on cleaning the city of “impure and damned souls.” Moretti and Succo, questioned by the ineffectiveness of the police force, are the detectives in charge of elucidating the mystery surrounding these “Dantesque” crimes. Francesca seems to have returned, but she is not the same girl whom everyone knew…

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New Pack Trailer Bares its Fangs

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 19:04

IFC Midnight has just taken the leash off of a new trailer for its latest terror tale, The Pack. Wanna check it out? Okay… aaaaannnnnddddd… FETCH!

Look for Nick Robertson’s feature debut, The Pack, a Kojo Pictures and Prodigy Movies production, in theaters and on VOD February 5th.

Robertson’s film, with a screenplay by Evan Randall Green, stars Anna-Lise Phillips, Jack Campbell, and Kieran Thomas. The Pack was produced by Michael Robertson and Kent Smith and executive produced by Dale Roberts and Elliott D. Yancey.

Synopsis:
A farmer and his family must fight for their lives after a ferocious pack of feral wild dogs lays siege to their isolated farm.. Through a series of frightening and bloody encounters, they are forced into survival mode to defend themselves from the ravenous beasts and make it through the night.

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