Both zombies and vampires are all the rage right now, and World War Z writer Max Brooks capitalized on that earlier this year by launching Extinction Parade, a comic series that depicts a battle between the two breeds of monsters - with us lowly humans caught in the middle.
As reported by the folks over at Bleeding Cool, the comic series from Avatar Press may already be set to come to life on the small screen. Though the news isn't 100% confirmed, Rich Johnston writes that Extinction Parade is "currently in the process of being signed as a TV series for one of the most successful production companies in Hollywood."
Avatar Press has yet to issue any comments about this, so for now this rumor is all we've got to go on.
More as we learn it!
Our buddies over at Ain't It Cool News scored themselves a peek at the sales trailer for the new flick from Lucky McKee, All Cheerleaders Die, and we have it for you right here minus all the clapping and shouting.
All Cheerleaders Die (review) is a remake of a movie McKee made way back in 2001.
Image Entertainment has acquired all US rights to ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE, the high school-set comedy horror-thriller written and directed by Lucky McKee (May, The Woman) and Chris Sivertson (The Lost, I Know Who Killed Me) that premiered this year as the opening night film in the Midnight Madness section at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film was produced by Andrew van den Houten (Funeral Kings, The Woman) and Robert Tonino (The Woman, In the Family) from Modernciné, stars Caitlin Stasey (“Reign”; Tomorrow, When the War Began) and Sianoa Smit-McPhee (“Hung”), and introduces Tom Williamson. The executive producer was Arrien Schiltkamp. The film is scheduled for a theatrical release in spring 2014.
When tragedy rocks Blackfoot High, rebellious outsider Mäddy Killian shocks the student body by joining the cheerleading squad. This decision drives a rift between Mäddy and her ex-girlfriend Leena Miller - a loner who claims to practice the dark arts. After a confrontation with the football team, Mäddy and her new cheerleader friends are sent on a supernatural roller coaster ride which leaves a path of destruction none of them may be able to escape.
How big of an event is the San Diego Comic-Con? So big that here we are several months removed from it, and there are still some goodies coming out. Next on the better late than never block? Some never-before-seen teaser art courtesy of Latino Review.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is scheduled to be released on July 18, 2014, and stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Keri Russell, Gary Oldman, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kirk Acevedo, Toby Kebbell, Enrique Murciano, and Judy Greer.
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.
Terry Gilliam may not be a fan of the idea, but Syfy’s "12 Monkeys" pilot is proceeding, and we have casting news along with info on who the showrunner and executive producers are.
Syfy has cast Aaron Stanford (pictured, The Hills Have Eyes) and Amanda Schull ("One Tree Hill") in the project’s two lead roles. Also joining in key positions behind the camera are Natalie Chaidez ("In Plain Sight," "V," "Heroes") as executive producer/showrunner and Jeffrey Reiner ("Helix," "Friday Night Lights," "Caprica"), who will direct the pilot and also serve as executive producer.
The 60-minute pilot is being produced by Universal Cable Productions and Atlas Entertainment, producer of the original Bruce Willis-Brad Pitt theatrical version directed by Terry Gilliam and released by Universal Pictures. Production is slated to begin in December in Detroit.
Based on the classic hit film, "12 Monkeys" follows the journey of a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race.
Stanford ("Nikita," X-Men: The Last Stand, X2) will play "Cole," a desperate and haunted man from the near future who travels to the present day to stop a deadly plague from being released on the world.
Schull ("Suits," "Pretty Little Liars," Center Stage) will play "Cassandra Railly," a brilliant doctor who is forced to choose between her idyllic life or joining Cole’s mission to uncover the dangerous conspiracy.
Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett ("Terra Nova," "Nikita") wrote the pilot script and are co-executive producers. Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven (American Hustle, Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Trilogy) and Richard Suckle (American Hustle, The International), will executive produce. Roven produced the original film.
After losing one of our original survivors last night on "The Walking Dead," what kind of fallout will the rest of the group experience next week? Here's a look at what's ahead in Episode 4.05, "Internment," for clues.
"The Walking Dead" Episode 4.05 - "Internment" (airs 11/10/13)
Multiple enemies put pressure on Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the group. Could this finally be the breaking point for the survivors and the prison? Written by Channing Powell and directed by David Boyd.
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, Scott Wilson, Melissa McBride, David Morrissey, 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.
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Patricio Valladares' remake of his own film Hidden in the Woods is headed to this year's American Film Market, and right now we have a new sales trailer for you cats to dig on. Check it out!
Hidden in the Woods is a remake of Patricio Valladares' 2012 Chilean horror film En las afueras de la ciudad with Valladares back at the helm. The story follows two sisters raised by their abusive father in a remote locale who must answer to their drug baron uncle when their father is imprisoned.
Michael Biehn stars alongside William Forsythe. Jennifer Blanc-Biehn produces with Loris Curci and Hackybox Pictures. The film's co-stars include MMA fighter Krzysztof Soszynski, Chris Browning ("Sons of Anarchy," The Book of Eli), Ricco Ross (Aliens), Jeannine Kaspar (“House of Lies,” “Nip/Tuck”), Andy Mackenzie (Sushi Girl, "True Blood"), Electra Avellan (Grindhouse, Machete Kills), Mark Burnham (Wrong, Wrong Cops), Jennifer Blanc (The Victim, Wrong Cops), and Richard Gunn (“Granite Flats,” “Dark Angel”) along with Caitlin Keats (Broken English, Kill Bill Volume 2, Treachery), Mark Gantt (The Night Visitor, Among Friends), Evie Louise Thompson (The Call, Heebie Jeebies), Nick Bateman (Hobo With a Shotgun), Cody Hackman (Tapped), Grace Powell (Jacob), Larry Carroll (Dark Horse, Jacob), Cheryl Hawker ("My Name Is Earl"), and Greg Ingram (Machete).
Hidden in the Woods tells the story of two sisters who have been raised in isolation, subjected to the torment of their abusive, drug dealing father. When they finally decide to report him to the police, he kills the two officers and is put in jail. But things go from bad to worse when the girls must answer to their Uncle Costello, a psychotic drug kingpin, who shows up looking for his missing merchandise which is hidden in the woods.
Some more behind-the-scenes images have surfaced from the set of Saw V director David Hackl's new film, Endangered (formerly Red Machine), and they leave us wondering just where the hell is this flick already?
The latest set of images below show off one of the film's main set pieces, the old Trapper’s cabin. The article from which they come also states that the flick, when it finally does arrive, may be a 3D conversion.
James Marsden, Thomas Jane, Scott Glenn, Piper Perabo, and Billy Bob Thornton star in the film.
In the action thriller Endangered, a deputy whose mission is protecting the threatened grizzly bear suddenly finds himself conflicted when a massive rogue grizzly wreaks havoc on a local Alaskan community. Enlisting the help of his estranged brother, he enters the labyrinthian Grizzly Maze to track down his wife who’s gone missing before the bear does. As the body count mounts, and an infamous bear hunter enters the fray determined to take down the bear he’s been waiting for his whole life, no one is safe in the harsh Alaskan wilds.
What if Season of the Witch Wasn't Halloween 3? Have a Look at Fan-Made Trailer for Halloween: Harvest of Souls
Here's something for your post-Halloween hangover. Imagine, it's 1985 and instead of Season of the Witch the filmmakers behind the budding Halloween series decided to stick with The Shape and deliver a third installment featuring Michael Myers.
We've got the trailer!
Actor Lane Hughes (You're Next, V/H/S, A Horrible Way to Die) teamed with director Jay Burleson to create a retro trailer envisioning what Halloween: Harvest of Souls would have looked like. Kudos to the gang for coming up with something that actually looks like a 20-year old VHS trailer. They've even got a cool tale explaining the history of their Halloween 3 to go along with it. Read the backstory and take a peek at the video.
Halloween: Harvest of Souls Backstory
After the failure of Halloween III: Season of the Witch, the rights to the Halloween franchise were lost in the shuffle of a merger, and a sequel to Halloween II was quickly rushed into production by a new team of producers. The new installment, Halloween: Harvest of Souls, was viewed as a direct sequel to the second film and would be a true Halloween III with Michael Myers.
The film was made on a shoestring budget, even less than Carpenter's original, and did not feature a return by Jamie Lee Curtis. The character of Loomis returns, still played by Donald Pleasence, but in a limited capacity. To keep pace with the height of the '80s slasher craze, Harvest of Souls featured extreme nudity and gore, and had yet to receive better than an X-rating before it was canned.
Original series producer Moustapha Akkad tied the rights up with a long legal battle, which he ultimately won, and Harvest of Souls was shelved altogether in favor of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, which was released in 1988, three years after Souls was filmed. Until recently, Harvest of Souls was nothing more than an urban legend, the original film print long lost, the knowledge of its very existence scarce. A lone VHS tape, found in an abandoned storage locker, containing the X-rated cut of the film and a very tame 'PG' trailer, recently surfaced and that brings us to the here and now. The release of the aforementioned trailer and proof that this urban legend is real.
We told you about the new flick featuring Kane Hodder, Alice D, back in September; and right now we have the first official trailer for you. Check it out, and look for more on this one as soon as we get it!
Alice D is an independent film written and directed by Jessica Sonneborn and produced by Kristina Page and Christopher D. Maltauro, with cinematography by Eric Latek. Alice D will be attending AFM so we should have more news for you soon!
It stars Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th), Al Snow (WWE wrestler), Josh Hammond (Jeepers Creepers II), Juan Reidinger (Jennifer's Body), Eliza Swenson (Dorothy and the Witches of Oz), Chanel Ryan (Bad Kids Go to Hell), Michael Reed (Exhumed), Sarah Nicklin (The Disco Exorcist), Julianne Tura (Bloody Bloody Bible Camp), Megan Hensley (The Crazies), Aaron Massey (On a Dark Stormy Night), Barry Ratcliffe ("Army Wives"), and Kaylee Signore (The House Across the Street).
In the late 1890s the Davenport House was a famous and successful brothel, until a young prostitute named Alice killed herself there. After her death the brothel became haunted by Alice's ghost and was eventually abandoned. More than a century later, the old structure is renovated into a beautiful mansion. It is still rumored to inhabit the ghost of Alice. Despite this the new owner, the rich and arrogant heir to the Davenport fortune, decides to throw a wild party for his first night in the house.
UK horror/sci-fi film Scintilla has some new artwork and a pretty effective trailer to share. Look for more soon on this tale of mercenaries who discover a radical scientist's shocking creations and must save future generations from a human race genetically spliced with alien DNA.
Scintilla is directed by Billy O’Brien (Isolation). Producers include Lionel Hicks and Craig Conway for Forefront Features and Liquid Noise Films with co-producers Doug Abbott and John Wolstenholme.
The film’s ensemble cast is comprised of John Lynch, Morjana Alaoui, Ned Dennehy, Craig Conway, Beth Winslet, Antonia Thomas, and more.
A double cross left mercenary Jim Powell (Lynch) in a hellhole African prison. Now his release has been paid for by a corporate sponsor, but only so he can be given a new, even more dangerous job. Powell is hired to lead a team deep into a former Soviet state, now in the grip of an illegal uprising. Here they must infiltrate an armed militia base and get into the secret tunnels which lie underneath.
Half a mile underground in this former Soviet nuclear bunker there is a secret bio-tech laboratory. Paid for by unlimited oligarch dollars, it houses one very special scientist: Dr. Irvine (Winslet). Her research is revolutionary. It breaks every law. The results are extraordinary; the potential applications are worth billions.
Powell and his team have six hours underground to kidnap the scientist, steal her research, and get back to the surface. Only thing is, nothing Powell has been told is the truth, and the secret held within the lab is unlike anything he has ever seen before.
He will be lucky to get out alive.
Alan Draven, an author we've been following for several years now, has just released his third novel, Nocturnal Offerings; and he tells us that he considers it to be his absolute best. Read on to check out the cover art and learn more about the book.
Bitternest’s favorite radio disc jockey and debunker of supernatural myths Nick Kubrick is on vacation and on his way to Montreal to surprise his big brother. When he gets there, he finds his brother’s mailbox overflowing with mail and the lawn hasn’t been mowed in weeks. No sign of him anywhere. He decides to stick around town and try to find out where he is.
Nick rapidly realizes that the city of Montreal isn’t so different from his spooky hometown of Bitternest as a string of bizarre, gruesome murders are shocking the city. After bumping into an old high school buddy named Lance, Nick is invited to a gated community that Lance and his wife designed. It’s a postcard-perfect spot, but there is definitely something odd about the place. No one’s over forty, there aren’t any kids anywhere, and its residents all look like supermodels.
Things come full circle when Nick returns to eerie Bitternest and is approached by private eye Jim Coffin, who requests his assistance to investigate a series of strange, ghastly murders. Are these murders linked to the ones in Montreal? Meanwhile, a mysterious traveling carnival rolls into town. Nick and Jim are in for a few surprises, and when all will be said and done, Nick will never be the same again...
Writer/director MJ Dixon's Slasher House prequel, Legacy of Thorn, is working its way through post-production, and in advance of its first screening in London early next year, a teaser trailer and four new posters have arrived.
The film was shot over two weeks last summer in an abandoned high school in the northwest of England. Based on the oldest character in the Mycho Universe, Thorn is an all new independent feature length production from Mycho Entertainment Group. It harks back to classic slasher movies like Halloween and Friday the 13th but with the usual Mycho twist.
Legacy of Thorn stars Jade Wallis, Johnnie Russell, Craig Canning, and Jane Haslehurst with Aaron Jeffcoat, Stephanie Jezard, Evie Constanti, Anas Belarbi, and Richard Holloran as Thorn and Mem Ferda as Detective Cyphers.
Four years ago, on February 29th, Jessica was a pretty, popular high school girl with everything going for her when, on the eve of her sixteenth birthday, she and her friends faced a deadly nightmare when the local urban legend known only as Thorn became a terrifying reality. Thorn descended on her school in a massacre of blood and terror from which she barely escaped with her life, if not her sanity, intact.
On this night she and a band of survivors resolve to face the unstoppable creature once and for all to put an end to their torment and avenge the deaths of his victims. But can the monster ever be truly stopped, and will they discover the secrets of Jessica’s mysterious past and why she is the one cursed with the Legacy of Thorn?
Young, High and Dead… does that title sound like the story of your life? For those that can relate to it, be sure to check out the British horror/slasher flick which hit VOD on Halloween.
Young, High and Dead was written and directed by Luke Brady and co-directed by Jonathan Brady, Portia Barnett-Herrin, Daniel Fenton and Thabo Mhlatshwa. It stars Hannah Tointon, Louisa Lytton, Philip Barantini, Nigel Boyle and Matthew Stathers.
To celebrate a recent engagement, a group of five friends embark on a camping trip they will never return from. Deep in the forest the group pitch their tents next to the grave of a local missing child. As the killer watches them, it’s not long before a night of drinking and drugs turns into a waking nightmare. When the group awakes in the early hours, they find themselves shackled and chained to trees. Will the group stick and work together in order to exit the situation and the forest alive? Or will the killer leave them all Young, High and Dead?
Our Mr. Dark got an early look at Matthan Harris' The Inflicted (review here) at the 2012 Texas Frighmare Weekend, and now the film's making a run at this year's American Film Market with some updated sales art and a new trailer.
TomCat Films is taking the psychological thriller to AFM. It's written, produced, and directed by Matthan Harris and stars horror icons Bill Moseley (The Devil's Rejects), Sid Haig (House of 1000 Corpses), Doug Bradley (Hellraiser), and Giovanni Lombardo Radice (City of the Living Dead).
Harris also appears as the film's serial killer, David O'Hara. Lindsay Hightower, Charles Duran, Gerardo Davila, Amy Erin Amory, Matt Socia, Terry Spector, Ka Beesler, Allison Victoria, and Ian Maurer co-star.
In 1992 six-year-old David O’Hara witnessed his father, Richard O’Hara, murder his two-year-old sister in Waco, Texas. David also lost his mother two years prior when she died while giving birth to his sister. In adulthood David becomes a psychopath, like his father, and starts kidnapping young women while enrolled in a medical school in Dallas.
David rapes and impregnates one of his victims, Melissa Daniels, in an attempt to replace the family that he lost as a young boy. However, the Dallas Police track down the location of David’s warehouse and rescue Melissa. Enraged, David seeks guidance from his estranged father, and they devise a plan to reclaim David’s "family." Meanwhile, the FBI has added David to their Most Wanted list and joins forces with the Dallas Police in order to catch him. David is hell-bent on getting custody of his baby, Jessica, and he goes on a murderous rampage in an attempt to get her back.
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There's a lot going on to commemorate the 35th anniversary of John Carpenter's Halloween, but the granddaddy of them all is the "35 Years of Terror" convention taking place November 15-17 in Pasadena, CA. If you're lucky, you can score a pair of passes on us!
With guests from every film in the series, this con promises to be the "official, ultimate Halloween experience, 35 years in the making!" It's being held at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green Street; (626) 795-9311.
We have one pair of tickets to give away (transportation NOT included). To enter for your chance to win, just send us an E-MAIL HERE including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS. We’ll notify the winner by Tuesday, November 12th, so you can plan accordingly.
Recently added guests include, in his first convention appearance EVER, Rick Rosenthal, director of HALLOWEEN II (1981) and HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION; Daniel Farrands, screenwriter of HALLOWEEN: THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS; and scream queen Adrienne Barbeau (HALLOWEEN 2007 Director's Cut). Keep your eyes on the 35 Years of Terror Facebook page for updates.
The schedule at press time is below. Yours truly will be hosting a few panels on Saturday, the 16th, so if you're in the neighborhood, be sure to stop by and say hello. Be sure to also visit the 35 Years of Terror website, where you'll find the full guest list, ticket info, and lots more.
5:00pm VIP early access
6:00pm General Admission
Show closes at 11:00pm
10:00am VIP early entry
11:00am General Admission
Show closes at 7:00pm
Tickets for The Horror's Hallowed Grounds bus tour of the filming locations can be obtained over at Horror's Hallowed Grounds.
7:00pm Halloween (1978)
Panel: Brian Andrews, P.J. Soles, Charles Cyphers, Kim Gottlieb-Walker
8:00pm Halloween 5
Panel: Dominique Othenin-Girard, Danielle Harris, Wendy Kaplan, Jon Chapin, Jeffrey Landman, Tamara Glynn
9:00pm Halloween III: Season of the Witch
Panel: Tommy Lee Wallace, Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Alan Howarth, Dick Warlock
1:00pm Shout/Scream Factory Panel
2:00pm Halloween 2 (1981)
Panel: Lance Guest, Billy Warlock, Gloria Gifford, Leo Rossi, Tawny Moyer, Alan Howarth, Cliff Emmich
3:00pm Halloween 4
Panel: Dwight Little, Danielle Harris, John Carl Buechler, Kathleen Kinmont, Sasha Jensen, Beau Starr
4:00pm Rob Zombie’s Halloween/Halloween II
Panel: Ken Foree, Sybil Danning, Kristina Klebe, Renae Geerlings, Malek Akkad
5:00pm Michael Myers
Panel: Nick Castle, Jim Winburn, Tommy Lee Wallace, Will Sandin, Dick Warlock, Tom Morga, Erik Preston, Don Shanks, Chris Durand, Tyler Mane
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We're back with the third installment in our Tabletop Terrors series, and if you're looking to embark on a supernatural adventure in the comfort of your own home, Flying Frog's A Touch of Evil is the game for you!
Flying Frog Productions makes incredibly cinematic board games designed to evoke the feelings of genre films we all love. Using a signature style of artwork featuring photographs of models in full makeup and costumes rather than artwork, their games immediately put you in the movies you love to watch.
In Last Night on Earth, it's your group of survivors versus the zombie apocalypse in a setting reminiscent of the early undead classics. In Invasion from Outer Space, you're dropped in the middle of a Martian invasion of Earth right out of a 1950's drive-in flick.
A Touch of Evil, then, is a Hammer horror masterpiece brought to life in a board game.
The year is 1799, and monsters run wild in the new nation of America. The town of Shadowbrook is beset by a supernatural menace that has infiltrated its populace and feeds on its citizens with impunity. Thankfully, you have arrived: monster hunters prepared to combat the evil and save the town from a terrible fate.
High collars, highwaymen, and classic creatures are the name of the game in A Touch of Evil, all with a Grand Guignol, Gothic feel.
Players are the hunters. As with all Flying Frog games, players choose a character to play in the game. Each character has special abilities and different statistics to aid them in their hunt, and over time they will accumulate items and weapons to protect themselves and attack the seemingly endless waves of horrors infesting Shadowbrook.
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At the beginning of the game, a primary villain is selected. Options in the core set include an animated scarecrow, a vampire, a werewolf, and my personal favorite: the Headless Horseman! Each villain has special abilities and attacks that are triggered during a turn at the end of each round of play. They also have a set of minion creatures that are generated by the game to harass and attack our heroes.
Players can work against each other to try to be the first to defeat the boss villain or, using a co-operative variant, can work together against a much tougher villain in a grand final all-or-nothing battle.
As hunters move around the board using a dice in traditional board game style, they investigate locations, gain gold, and fight minions. Their goal is to locate the lair of the villain and build their forces enough to attack and kill it successfully. The town itself is available to them to build their stats, buy items from a blacksmith, and heal wounds.
The town also has six elders. An elder can be selected to form a hunting party when a player attacks the villain it its lair, but there's a problem: Some of the elders have been corrupted by the villain! If a corrupt elder is chosen, they turn traitor and attack with the villain. Investigating the elders to discover their secrets is another task the players must do while they track the villain, lest their final attack is betrayed and they meet a grisly fate.
As with most Flying Frog games, a "doom counter" clicks up each round, and the villain wins if the hunters have not killed it by the time the clock runs out.
Attacks and some story events are resolved using "stat checks" similar to role-playing games. Rolling against various stats the characters possess, modified by items and skills, decide whether they find a treasure or a trap, hit a minion or are hit by one, and other events. Searching some of the locations in the game uncovers cards specific to that location that move the story forward and bring either fortune or ill to our band of hunters.
This is where the story comes in. Each card has "flavor" text explaining what happens to the player who pulls the card. As the game progresses, these cards tell a story of what's happening in the story being played. Evidence of the lair's location might be found, or an artifact of great power could be located. An ally could be attained to accompany a hunter, or a cache of weapons or gold could be uncovered.
By the time you finish a game of A Touch of Evil, you'll have played through a unique horror "film" beginning to end. The best comparison I can make is an episode of "Supernatural" set in the 18th century. In fact, if Flying Frog ever wanted to dabble in licenses, there's a "Supernatural" board game in here they could create with some new art assets.
Flying Frog games have two features beyond the high quality and unique photographic elements to make them one of my favorite game companies. First, each game comes with a soundtrack CD to accompany the gameplay. The music sets the mood perfectly, creating a much more immersive experience. Second, they always make several expansions for each title. A Touch of Evil has two large expansions that provide a new board to add to the existing town of Shadowbrook as well as new cards, heroes, and villains. Adding these two expansions effectively triples the size of the board! They also have "hero packs" that contain new heroes and a new villain to give even more play. Finally, they have several free villains on their website to print yourself, including a demonic nutcracker for holiday gaming!
A Touch of Evil is a fantastic experience for two or more players who enjoy the classic Hammer films set during the days of muskets and sabers. It's a game of medium complexity that isn't terribly difficult to set up or play. Players with experience in RPG's will get started faster than others as they'll be familiar with stat checks and management. It only takes about as much room as a game of Monopoly with the base set but gets quite large if you start adding the big expansion boards, so be ready if you purchase those.
Pro Tip: I advise adding a copy of "A Touch of Evil" by Judas Priest to your game soundtrack. It provides the perfect end credits song to the experience.
It's the first Monday on the way to Halloween 2014, and right now we have an exclusive look at the home video box art for Insidious: Chapter 2 as well as all the release details. Read on!
From the Press Release
The famed horror team of director James Wan (Saw, The Conjuring) and writer Leigh Whannell (Saw, Saw III) reunite with the original cast in the highly anticipated, spine-tingling follow-up INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2, debuting December 24 on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Fans can delve deeper into “The Further” with more than an hour of bonus materials exclusive to the Blu-ray Combo Pack, including a three-part webisode called “Insidious: Spectral Sightings,” which gives an inside look at the business operations of Specs and Tucker from their early days as paranormal investigators through their investigation with Elise. Cast and crew highlights are also included in the three additional behind-the-scenes featurettes available exclusively on the Blu-ray Combo Pack, including a discussion about making INSIDIOUS 2 and what it was like to film at a haunted location. Fans can unlock secrets from this suspense thriller through two additional featurettes available on both the Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. “Peripheral Vision: Behind the Scenes” takes fans onto the set of the film to see how it was created, and “Ghostly Transformation” follows the make-up effects used to create the ghosts in The Further.
INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 has a running time of approximately 106 minutes and is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of terror and violence and thematic elements.
How deep into the darkness will you go to discover the truth? The terrifying sequel to Insidious follows the haunted Lambert family as they seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. They must rely on familiar allies to exile the demons that follow them and unearth the secret before the evil continues its deadly rampage. Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, and Barbara Hershey reprise their roles in the film directed by James Wan (Insidious, The Conjuring). Directed by Wan from a story by Wan and Leigh Whannell and a screenplay by Leigh Whannell, INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 was produced by Jason Blum and Oren Peli. The executive producers are Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Charles Layton, and Steven Schneider.
Sexy scream queen Jacqui Holland (Dead Ringer, "Desperate Housewives," Monsters in the Woods) has signed to star in The Mangled, the first installment in an intended new horror franchise that boasts a salivating cast of horror icons.
The Kickstarter-funded project sees Holland (pictured) join an ensemble cast of recognizable horror favorites including Bill Moseley (The Devil's Rejects), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes) and Kane Hodder (the Friday the 13th series).
Written, produced and directed by Lawrence W. Nelson II, The Mangled tells the bloody tale of a family celebrating a 25th anniversary on a rainy night in southern Texas when four twenty-somethings come pounding on their door desperate for help. And one of them serious injured. But as the night goes on, we find out the Bates family members have secrets of their own.
As a testament to the film's appeal and its exciting cast, the film's budget has already been raised on Kickstarter - with some 40 days to go!
Before beginning work on The Mangled, Holland will appear as Freya in the Thor film God of Thunder, released in December. She recently filmed a role in Joe Carnahan's upcoming Stretch.
Just in time for this year's AFM (get used to hearing that a lot this month), we have the first word and sales trailer for the new indie flick Morning Star from Luca Boni and Marco Ristori. Check it out along with a bit of artwork.
Adrian Bouchet, Mike Mitchell, Daniel Vivian, Ivy Corbin, David White, Rosella Elmi, and Ally McClelland star.
What's it all about? Why, fighting evil of course! You know... evil. It can be pesky. Especially medieval type evil. That's the worst kind. In any event, check out the trailer below, and look for more soon!
After a pitched battle a man is on his way back home, but it is just the beginning of a journey in a forgotten and dark world. He will meet weird and evil characters and fight for his freedom. Only at the end of his path the man will discover that the world in which he lived has changed forever.
Ladies and gentlemen, step right up! Hurry! Hurry! It's time for you to take your first peek into the latest circus of horrors from the UK, The Midnight Horror Show! They will tear more than your tickets at the door!
From the Press Release
Principal photography is complete on the British independent film THE MIDNIGHT HORROR SHOW, which follows the story of the Moreau family, who travel around the UK putting on an underground variety act for adult audiences. Doctor Deimos Moreau is the father and host of the show. His sons are Trinculo the clown, Apollo the magician, Janus the ventriloquist and his dummy Epimetheus. Deimos' daughter Venus is also in the show as a burlesque dancer. But behind the curtain there is something more sinister going on than simple entertainment. Dare you enter The Midnight Horror Show? You'll never get out alive!
THE MIDNIGHT HORROR SHOW is written, produced and directed by Welsh filmmaker Andrew Jones. Shooting took place throughout October in South Wales, UK. The cast features Jared Morgan as Doctor Deimos, Lee Bane as Janus, Nathan Head as Trinculo, Shireen Ashton as Venus and Sam Harding as Apollo. UK-based company North Bank Entertainment produced the film. Robert Graham of financiers Independent Moving Pictures executive produced.
4Digital Media has acquired UK and Ireland distribution rights to THE MIDNIGHT HORROR SHOW with Hannover House picking up distribution rights in North America and Canada.