You excited for the sequel to The Purge? Well then, we can now exclusively confirm for you that the full title of the flick is The Purge: Anarchy, and also a trailer will be hitting THIS WEEK! Read on for details and screenshots!
A Dread Central reader by the name of The Polite Leader (a nod to the first film) wrote in with the news, the images you see below, and a description of what's in the trailer.
The trailer opens with a young couple heading home (looks to be Devil's Due's Zack Gilford and Kiele Sanchez). The young lady is anxious, wanting to get home as quickly as possible (and with good reason). Then - their car breaks down. "No, no! This can't be happening!" "No one's going to help us tonight."
The announcement of the annual Purge kicks in - cut to shots of the city closing up for the night (people leaving the streets, metal shutters dropping, people arming themselves). Our young couple exit their car as the sun starts dropping. Once they hit the city limits, they run afoul of a skull mask-wearing biker gang. Quick cuts of the couple being chased.
"On June 20th..."
The warped version of "America the Beautiful" that graced the previous film's trailer kicks in.
Explosions. A group of wealthy looking folks standing over an elder with various sharp instruments.
A bus full of scary looking tattooed dudes prowls the streets.
Quick shots - the couple looking terrified, a gang throwing molotov cocktails on the streets..
Skull-masked biker basking in the chaos. Our heroes running for their lives. A heavily armed guy opening fire. Then - daylight. A hoodie-wearing guy wearing menacing death's head war paint stares us down from the distance. A creepy looking guy in a plain white mask with the word "god" written on it waves goodbye with his fingers.
"The Purge: Anarchy" title over a shot of a tarnished and torn American flag.
"June 20th. How Will You Purge? #PurgeAnarchy"
The sequel stars Frank Grillo, Michael K. Williams, Zach Gilford, Carmen Ejogo, Jasper Cole, Zoe Borde, Chad Morgan, and Kiele Sanchez.
Look for it in theaters on Friday, June 20, 2014.
Writer/director/producer James DeMonaco returns and will be joined by producers Jason Blum, Sebastien Lemercier, and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, and Andrew Form.
Seems like Armistice, starring Joseph Morgan ("The Originals"), has been on the verge of release for a while now, and finally we have the DVD date for it. And it's not very much longer!
XLrator Media will be releasing Armistice (formerly known as Warhouse) on DVD on March 11, 2014. Matt Ryan and William Troughton co-star. Luke Massey directs.
In the role of Royal Marine A.J. Budd, Joseph Morgan stars in this brutal psychological and supernatural thriller, in which he finds himself trapped in the Warhouse. Imprisoned, he is forced to fight for his life against grotesque, inhuman opponents. He must kill every day or die himself. His one glimmer of hope comes in the form of a diary, left by a former occupant of the house, WWI Lieutenant Edward Sterling, played by Matt Ryan.
A bit of casting news has trickled in today for Jose Pendres' new flick, The Divine Tragedies, and it's a familiar genre favorite! Read on for the details.
From the Press Release
DIVINE TRAGEDIES ANNOUNCES THE CASTING OF KEN FOREE: Writer/director Jose Prendes (THE HAUNTING OF WHALEY HOUSE) and producers Jon and James Kondelik are excited to welcome the badass Ken Foree (DAWN OF THE DEAD, LORDS OF SALEM) to the cast of their new film.
“Ken is not only a good, hard-working actor but has such an iconic presence that he makes everything cool,” says Prendes. “We sent the script to him, and he got back to us the very next day with a simple ‘I’m in’. We are beyond thrilled to have him on board.”
DIVINE TRAGEDIES, based loosely on the famous Leopold and Loeb murder case, tells the tale of Charles Brubaker (Graham Denman, The Haunting of Whaley House) and his half-brother Thomas Lo Bianco (Jon Kondelik, Airplane Vs. Volcano), who concoct a deadly game to test their superior intelligence against the dimwitted masses. This game will eventually lead to murder, and when Genevieve, a beautiful single mother, enters their lives, they finally find the perfect girl for their first kill. But problems arise when they quickly discover that Detective Homer Gaul (Ken Foree), a cop with a very special gift, is hot on their trail.
“Jose Prendes is one of the most promising up-and-coming directors,” say Ken. “I'm looking forward to our collaboration and working with the producers on this exciting film. I'm very anxious for shooting to begin. I know it will be a wonderful, creative adventure for all of us.”
Filming begins at the end of February.
I'm not sure what it is about Aussie horror, but I love almost all of it. And I certainly love the three movies that Severin Films has announced to Blu-ray later this year. Those looking to junk their DVD editions of Patrick, Thirst, and Dead Kids (aka Strange Behavior) can rejoice!
From the Press Release:
The original killer in a coma classic PATRICK hits Blu-ray from Severin Films on 3/11/14
Aussie horror favorites THIRST & DEAD KIDS will also be issued in Blu/DVD Combos
In the late ‘70s and early ‘80s while films like MY BRILLIANT CAREER and BREAKER MORANT were putting Australia’s ‘New Wave’ on the map, a depraved generation of young Aussie filmmakers was putting a very different kind of movie on screens. Three ‘Ozploitation’ horrors, PATRICK, DEAD KIDS & THIRST, will have their Blu-ray debut from Severin Films, while their sub-label Intervision will issue the definitive compilation OZPLOITATION TRAILER EXPLOSION.
PATRICK: Just as Mark (NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD) Hartley’s highly anticipated remake hits US theaters, Richard (PSYCHO 2) Franklin’s original Ozploitation classic is back… now in stunning HD: A comatose killer is seemingly unresponsive in a small private hospital. But when a hot new nurse begins to question his condition, Patrick will unleash a waking nightmare of psychokinetic carnage. Loaded with Extras including a recently discovered vintage interview with Franklin & the never before available in America Italian track with soundtrack by Goblin (SUSPIRIA, DAWN OF THE DEAD).
DEAD KIDS: Fangoria called it “One of the best horror movies you’ve never seen”: Michael Murphy (MANHATTAN), Dan Shor (WISE BLOOD) and Academy Award® winner Louise Fletcher (ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST) star in this grisly saga of bizarre experiments, butchered teens, New Zealand doubling for suburban Illinois, and a killer in a Tor Johnson mask. This cult favorite – released in America as STRANGE BEHAVIOR – features a hypnotic score by Tangerine Dream, co-written by the Oscar®-winning director of CHICAGO, directed by the producer of TWO LANE BLACKTOP, now loaded with Extras and transferred in HD from the original negative for the first time ever.
THIRST: One of the most unique vampire movies of our time – is back like you’ve never seen it before: David Hemmings (BLOW-UP, DEEP RED) and Henry Silva (THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE) star as executives of an international blood-drinking cartel known as ‘The Brotherhood’. But when they abduct a descendant of Elizabeth Bathory to reboot her depraved legacy, she must escape before the corporation can expand their human ‘blood cow’ dairies and create a vampire master race. Now transferred in HD from the original negative for the first time ever anywhere!
Severin will also be releasing Ozploitation Trailer Explosion, which is a collection of ‘Ozploitation’ trailers, packed with 65 ockers, knockers, pubes, tubes, comatose killers, outback chillers, high-octane disasters and kung fu masters.
Hashtags are another thing that have invaded every aspect of pop culture, and taking a page out of The Asylum's book is the upcoming film #Horror. Read on for the early word on this latest project starring one of our favorite evil lasses!
Deadline is reporting that #Horror, a scandalous noir thriller that marks the directorial debut of Tara Subkoff, has just been shot. The film stars Chloe Sevigny (pictured), Timothy Hutton, Balthazar Getty, Natasha Lyonne, Taryn Manning, Stella Schnabel, Lydia Hearst and Annabelle Dexter-Jones.
It’s produced by Brendan Walsh, Jason Ludman and Oren Segal through Radius Entertainment.
No plot details were available at press time.
Straight out of EFM we now have two early bits of artwork for Miguel Ángel Vivas' (Kidnapped) apocalyptic tale Welcome to Harmony. Read on to check 'em out and get the latest details.
Jeffrey Donovan (“Burn Notice”) and Matthew Fox (pictured; “Lost”) star in the post-apocalyptic horror movie Welcome to Harmony, which serves as the English-language debut of the Spanish director.
Ahna O’Reilly (The Help), Quinn McColgan (Non-Stop), and Clara Lago (I Want You) co-star.
Jaume Collet-Serra (Orphan) and Juan Sola are producing through their Ombra Films banner along with Hernany Perla (Ghost Team One). Vivas and Alberto Marini adapted Juan de Dios Garduno’s bestselling book Y pese a todo.
Production has begun in Budapest.
Nine years after an infection turns most of humanity into rabid creatures, Patrick, Jack, and Lu, a nine-year-old girl, survive in seeming peace and calm in the forgotten snow-covered town of Harmony. We nonetheless sense that something terrible happened between Patrick and Jack because a deep hate keeps them apart. When the creatures appear again, Patrick and Jack will have to leave behind all rancor to protect the one being who means more to them than anything else.
Some quick news is coming in regarding the new project from Paranormal Activity 3 and 4 directors Henry Joost and Ariel Shulman. THR is reporting that Lionsgate has tapped the directing team to helm Nerve.
Nerve is the company's adaptation of the Jeanne Ryan YA novel being produced by Allison Shearmur.
The novel tells of a high school senior wallflower who, in an attempt to broaden her horizons, joins a global online game of provocative truth or dare while an audience of "watchers" vote and comment. But as she becomes a sensation and advances higher and higher, the game evolves, and soon she finds herself in a dangerous and life-ending situation.
Jessica Sharzer, a writer and exec producer on "American Horror Story," wrote the adaptation.
Your lonesome nights are almost over! "Bates Motel" Season 2 kicks off in just a few more weeks (March 3rd to be exact), and we have another new promo to share... one that's set to music!
Season 2 of “Bates Motel,” starring Vera Farmiga in her Emmy-nominated role as Norma Bates and Freddie Highmore as Norman, premieres on the A&E Network on Monday, March 3rd, at 9 PM ET/PT, with Episode 2.01, "Gone But Not Forgotten."
Season 2 Synopsis:
In Season 2 of “Bates Motel,” executive producers Carlton Cuse (“Lost”) and Kerry Ehrin (“Friday Night Lights”) dig deeper into the twisted world of the Bates family. Picking up from last season, Norman (Freddie Highmore) is fixating on Miss Watson’s death while Norma’s mysterious past starts to haunt the family with the introduction of her brother.
Meanwhile, Norman’s brother, Dylan (Max Thieriot), gets more entrenched in the familial drug war that fuels White Pine Bay and finds himself right in the middle of the danger as Bradley (Nicola Peltz), who remains on the hunt to uncover her father’s killer, is driven to precarious extremes. Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell), is caught up on all fronts as everything in town escalates, and Emma (Olivia Cooke) complicates her relationship with Norman as the duo explore new love interests, bringing new and old characters along for the ride.
Guest stars checking into “Bates Motel” throughout the new season are Michael Vartan ("HawthoRNe," “Alias”), Kathleen Robertson ("Boss"), Paloma Kwiatkowski (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters), Rebecca Creskoff ("The Practice," "Hung"), Kenny Johnson ("Sons of Anarchy"), Michael Eklund (88 Minutes, "Supernatural"), and Michael O’Neill (Dallas Buyers Club, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The West Wing”).
Richard Ayoade's dark comedy The Double is heading to the UK on April 4th from StudioCanal (we get it here in the States a month later from Magnolia Pictures), and to get our mates across the pond ready for it, here's a new trailer.
The Double is directed by Ayoade, who co-wrote the script with Avi Korine based on a Fyodor Dostoevsky novella. It stars Jesse Eisenberg in a dual role along with Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Yasmin Paige, Noah Taylor, James Fox, Cathy Moriarty, Chris O'Dowd, Sally Hawkins, Craig Roberts, and Paddy Considine.
Simon James is a ghost. Friends, family, and coworkers meet his every action with complete indifference. He grimly goes through the motions, hoping for recognition that never comes. All of this changes when James Simon arrives.
Physically, James and Simon are dead ringers. Yet, in temperament, James is everything Simon is not: personable, spontaneous, assertive, and desirable. When James begins to take over Simon’s life, he is forced to act.
Jesse Eisenberg’s fantastic double performance is bolstered by a cast of seasoned character actors who bring Simon James’ gloomy retro world to life. Directed with a deftly comic hand and assured visual technique by Richard Ayoade, The Double is a stylish black comedy with acerbic wit to spare.
We horror fans are constantly begging for original movies. Enough with the remakes, the sequels and the re-hashed ideas. Give us something truly original, and we'll be happy. Ask and ye shall receive, fiends!
Screen Daily reports that The Haunting in Connecticut director Peter Cornwell has signed on to direct Minion, a martial arts horror film. Yes, a martial arts horror film.
Eric Gable and Ben Bostik wrote the screenplay, which tells the story of a farewell party for a martial arts coach that descends into horror. When a party game reveals the man is possessed, the guests must battle supernatural forces as they undertake a twisted ritual of reverse exorcism.
Gudrun Giddings and Christian Arnold-Beutel are teaming up to produce the film.
More as we learn it!
If it weren't for bad news about the long-awaited adaptation of Stephen King's series The Dark Tower, I'm afraid we wouldn't have any news at all to report about it. Read on for the latest bit of non-news.
In an interview with Collider, producer Akiva Goldsman shed some light on the status of the project, essentially confirming what director Ron Howard said at the tail end of last year: The movie is still on the table, but it's nevertheless a long ways off.
"It’s not officially back on and we will never let it go – until Stephen takes it away from us," said Goldsman with a laugh.
He also went on to say that no casting decisions have been made, nor have talks even officially begun in regards to who will potentially play what roles.
Seems all we can really do is sit back and hope that the adaptation happens before we're all too old to enjoy it!
The story centers around gunslinger Roland Deschain and his quest to travel through a Western-style world woven with magic to find the Dark Tower, mankind’s only hope.
Do you love horror movies that take place on Halloween? Throwbacks to 80s slasher flicks? Awesome poster art? If you answered yes to all three questions, then I've got a feeling you're gonna dig what the Honeyspider is spinning up for you!
Check out the first stills and poster art for the indie film, which is currently in post-production and set to hit the festival circuit this coming fall.
Written by Kenny Caperton and directed by Josh Hasty, the film stars Mariah Brown, Frank Aard, Joan Schuermeyer, Rachel Jeffreys, Samantha Mills, Katie Bearden, David Hensley and Ethan Dunn.
It’s Halloween day in 1989, and college student Jackie Blue wants to enjoy a quiet birthday in the midst of a chaotic semester at school. Her friend Amber has other ideas and persuades Jackie to come to the annual Halloween party on campus after her shift at the local movie theater. As the night unfolds, it becomes apparent that Jackie will get more excitement than she bargained for on her birthday this year.
The murder that plays out on the silver screen becomes an ominous parallel to reality, as Jackie falls under a strange spell while everyone around her is turning up dead. All the while, a mysterious stranger watches over Jackie’s every move as she succumbs to hallucinations and slowly unravels. Jackie finds herself helplessly trapped like prey in a spider’s web, and all she can do is try to survive the night!
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A suicide is a suicide. But a whole bunch of suicides, all at once? Well, that's just a little bit suspicious and serious cause for alarm. Don't you think?
Mysterious suicides aplenty fill out the run-time of upcoming horror film The Other Side, coming our way courtesy of AMG Film Partners. Check out the plot crunch and trailer below, and expect a U.S. release this coming spring!
Directed by Jason Horton and written by Jenn Pinto, the flick stars Samantha Esteban, Brian Borello, Linc Hand, and Glenn Plummer. The executive producer is David "Kane" Garcia and the producer is Veronica Rodriguez.
Police are investigating a rash of suspicious suicides, all linked to Dustin Carter, a famous screenwriter. They soon discover that a masked figure is committing the murders and is now targeting Dustin and his family.
You know when you look at something and you say to yourself... "Self, I know I've seen that before." Such is the case with this latest bit of artwork for the upcoming indie flick Eden Lodge. Check it out below alongside the artwork for 2009's Eden Lake.
Maybe Eden is home to some kind of psycho lurking in the woods vacation package? We'll find out soon enough!
The flick from writer-director Andreas Prodromou is currently making the rounds at this year's EFM.
Eden Lodge stars Aggy Kukawka, Cyd Casados, Ivy Corbin and Ben Gardner Gray. According to the logline:
A young family are stranded at the Eden Lodge. The people they meet are being killed one by one. They must fight to save their marriage, their family, and most of all their lives.
What people? The ones who hide behind trees of course.
More on this one as it comes.
Finally some artwork has checked in for Under the Skin, the sci-fi thriller that stars Scarlett Johansson as an alien seductress; and we have every extraterrestrial pixel of it right here for your perusal.
In the film, written by Walter Campbell and directed by Jonathan Glazer, Johansson's character scours remote highways and back roads in Scotland for human prey.
Under the Skin, based on the novel by Michel Faber, arrives April 4th in New York and Los Angeles and April 11th everywhere else so expect more soon. In the meantime check out both the UK quad and the US poster below.
After spending last night exclusively with Rick, Carl, and Michonne, in next week's Episode 4.10 of "The Walking Dead," entitled "Inmates," it's time to see what's up with some of the other survivors. As these new photos reveal, the ep will include updates on Maggie and Daryl.
In addition to the new photos, we also have a second sneak peek of "Inmates." It's the third video below - just beware that the size and quality leave a bit to be desired.
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, "The Walking Dead" stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman, and Sonequa Martin-Green.
The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Tom Luse, and Greg Nicotero.
"The Walking Dead" Episode 4.10 - "Inmates" (airs 2/16/14)
The group members encounter many obstacles in their quest to find stability and safety, but sometimes all they have to guide them is hope. Written by Matt Negrete and Channing Powell; directed by Tricia Brock
To stay up-to-the-minute on all things walker related, follow @WalkingDead_AMC on Twitter and visit "The Walking Dead" on Facebook. For more be sure to hit up the official "The Walking Dead" page on AMC.com.
Here ya go, kids! An exclusive Blu-ray clip from one of the Scream Factory's more popular double feature packages, Visiting Hours and Bad Dreams. Check it out and get your order in for this one PRONTO!
This February, Scream Factory invites you beat the winter blues with a double-feature of two intense 1980s horror favorites making their Blu-ray debut!
In Bad Dreams, the sole survivor of a psycho-led mass suicide awakens from a 13-year coma and begins having visions of the deceased cult leader. Starring Jennifer Rubin (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors) and directed by Andrew Fleming (The Craft).
In Visiting Hours, an opinionated news reporter (Lee Grant) is stalked by a psychopath in a hospital where she is recovering from his first attack on her. Features an all-star cast including Grant, William Shatner, Michael Ironside and Linda Purl.
Available for the first time on Blu-ray on February 18th, 2014, this movie collection boasts original theatrical key art, anamorphic widescreen movie presentations and exciting bonus content.
Bad Dreams Special Features:
Visiting Hours Special Features:
Peter Clines kicked off his four-book Ex- series back in February of 2010 with Ex-Heroes and ended it this past January with Ex-Purgatory. Novels Ex-Patriots and Ex-Communication came in-between...
To celebrate Ex-Purgatory's recent release, Broadway Books has provided us with a full set of the highly acclaimed novels to give away to one lucky Dread Central reader along with a very cool New York Comic Con commemorative poster (the first image below).
To enter for your chance to win, just send us an E-MAIL HERE including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS. We'll take care of the rest.
This contest will end at 12:01 AM, Monday, February 24, 2014.
Book 1 Synopsis:
In Ex-Heroes it’s zombies versus superheroes—a face-off we’ve never seen before—complete with a cast of fresh, interestingly flawed new heroes that will appeal to even the most jaded comic book fans and horror junkies. Los Angeles has been devastated by the zombie apocalypse, devoid of human life—except for one last stronghold, the film-studio-turned-fortress known as the "Mount."
Protecting the city’s last survivors who are huddled within the walls of the Mount are the superheroes Stealth, Gorgon, Regenerator, Cerberus, Zzzap, and The Mighty Dragon. Terrified by the overwhelming responsibility of protecting what may be the last members of the human race and scarred by the horrors they’ve endured, the heroes struggle to hold back the zombie hordes, keep the Mount’s inhabitants alive, and be the symbols of hope the survivors so desperately need. But the heroes are about to learn that the zombies are the least of the threats they now face. Former heroes, their psyches and powers hideously twisted, lurk in the city’s ruins... and just a few miles away from the Mount’s walls waits an enemy with the most terrifying ability imaginable.
Clines, who worked in the film and television industry for fifteen years, has crafted a summer blockbuster in book form, delivering remarkably cinematic action scenes, innovative new heroes and powers, masterful thriller plotting, and character relationships that will engross any reader looking for smart, genuinely page-turning adventure fiction.
Last month ABC gave a pilot order to "Clementine," a "supernatural drama" from The Mark Gordon Co. and ABC Studios, and now word has come on who the lead actress will be. It's someone who'll soon also be seen in a few new horror projects...
Jessabelle and Predestination star Sarah Snook, who hails from Australia, has been cast in the title role of ABC‘s pilot "Clementine," written by Dean Georgaris (Tristan + Isolde, Paycheck) and directed by Michael Dinner ("Justified," "The Wonder Years").
The storyline revolves around a troubled young psychic who sees her life changing in unexpected ways once she decides to stop running from her past and face her fears.
David Strathairn, who last lit up the small screen in "Alphas" and will soon be seen in Godzilla, was recently cast as Clementine's father. Edwin Hodge (The Purge, The Purge 2) will play Dr. Anthony Little, her best friend and confidant. A doctor by trade with a wicked sense of humor, he stands by his psychic friend no matter how complicated life gets.
Look for more soon depending on what the network decides to do with the show.
On tap right now are several exclusive stills from Lou Simon's Hazmat, which is finally coming home to DVD. Why not start your work week off with a little bloodshed? It's good for the soul, we tell ya!
When a prank goes horribly wrong, a group of friends must fight for their lives in the pulse-pounding thriller Hazmat, coming to VOD March 11 and DVD April 1 from Uncork’d Entertainment.
Norbert Velez, Aniela McGuinness, Todd Bruno, Gema Calero, Giordan Diaz, Tom Stedham, Daniela Larez, Reggie Peters, Dennis Spain, Mario Nalini, Massiel Checo, and Brandi Rudicil star.
Presented in widescreen with an aspect ratio of 16 x 9 and 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound, Hazmat won “Best Horror Film” at the 2103 Massachusetts Independent Film Festival and was an official selection of the 2013 Bram Stoker International Film Festival and the 2013 Shriekfest Film Festival.
It’s been years since a chemical plant accident killed 138 employees, including Jacob’s father—which has left Jacob obsessed with the plant ever since. Jacob’s friends lure him to the plant to play a prank, hoping he will come to his senses and realize the plant is not haunted. When Jacob discovers he has been duped, he snaps, picks up an ax, and goes on a rage-filled, killing spree. Now, everyone trapped in the building, pursued by this disturbed ax-wielding maniac, must fight for their lives.