On tap are two new images from Life After Beth, a Jeff Baena-written/directed comedy that stars Aubrey Plaza, John C. Reilly, Dane DeHaan, Paul Reiser, and Anna Kendrick. Check 'em out to see how pretty being dead can be!
The film centers on a young man whose life takes a turn for the worse when he attempts to make amends after his recently deceased girlfriend returns from the dead. Look for it in limited release on August 15th.
Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. But when she miraculously comes back to life, Zach takes full advantage of the opportunity to share and experience all the things he regretted not doing with her before. However, the newly returned Beth isn’t quite how he remembered her, and before long Zach’s whole world takes a turn for the worse.
Anchor Bay has released over a dozen images for the David Jung-directed The Possession of Michael King, and they're all fairly creepy. Check 'em out, and look for more on this one really soon!
The Possession of Michael King Release Details
Anchor Bay Films is releasing the highly-anticipated, terrifying supernatural horror film THE POSSESSION OF MICHAEL KING in theaters on August 22nd and available On iTunes, On Demand, DVD, and Blu-ray on August 26th.
THE POSSESSION OF MICHAEL KING is an intense supernatural spine-tingler from the producers of White Noise and The Haunting In Connecticut, directed by first-time director David Jung and starring Shane Johnson (Starz’ upcoming “Power”), Dale Dickey (Iron Man 3), Julie McNiven (TV’s “Supernatural”, “Mad Men”), and Tomas Arana (Guardians of the Galaxy). The film is written by David Jung from a story by Jung and Tedi Sarafian (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines).
The film tells the story of documentary filmmaker Michael King (Johnson), who doesn’t believe in God or the Devil. Following the sudden death of his wife, Michael decides to make his next film about the search for the existence of the supernatural, making himself the center of the experiment – allowing demonologists, necromancers, and various practitioners of the occult to try the deepest and darkest spells and rituals they can find on him – in the hopes that when they fail, he’ll once and for all have proof that religion, spiritualism, and the paranormal are nothing more than myth. But something does happen. An evil and horrifying force has taken over Michael King. And it will not let him go.
THE POSSESSION OF MICHAEL KING was produced by Paul Brooks and executive produced by Scott Niemeyer and Guy Danella.
Well, it took a surprising amount of years to get on Hollywood's "we need our own version of that" radar, but it's finally on its way. The 1999 Takashi Miike film Audition, which was based upon the 1997 novel by Japanese author Ryu Murakami, is getting the U.S. remake treatment!
Deadline reports that Terminator, Rambo, and Basic Instinct executive producer Mario Kassar is in the midst of assembling an English-language adaptation for us Westerners. The new Kassar-produced version is based on the original Murakami novel and will transplant the story to an American setting.
In this version, to be directed by Richard Gray (The Lookalike), Audition‘s unlucky protagonist is Sam Davis, who lives alone with his son following the death of his wife seven years prior and is convinced by a filmmaker friend to stage the fake auditions. The former ballerina with a mysterious past he falls for is now named Evie Lawrence, but otherwise details fall closely in line with Murakami’s best-seller.
Gray adapted the script and will tackle a fall shoot for Audition.
The Walking Dead, Hannibal, and Gravity Win Big at the 2014 Saturn Awards; Exclusive Stills and News from the Red Carpet
The 40th Annual Saturn Awards were held this past Thursday, June 26th, and a what great show it was from (as Johnny Carson used to say) "beautiful downtown Burbank"! Here's the full list of winners and more.
Actually, we were high above the city at the famous Castaway restaurant and banquet hall. The Saturn Awards has been held here for the past few years, and it really is a fabulous venue with the best views of the San Fernando Valley anywhere.
Among the winners are Dread Central favorites "The Walking Dead," "Hannibal," The Conjuring, and Vera Farmiga's no holds barred performance as Norma Bates in "Bates Motel." The eye candy and updates from the carpet come from director Neil Marshall; the Curse of Chucky crew - Don Mancini, Brad Dourif, and Fiona Dourif; Insidious 3's Lin Shaye; and more. There's even some Ghostbusters 3 non-news!
It was a star-studded event, including this year’s biggest and brightest award recipients: Malcolm McDowell (Life Career Award), Bryan Fuller (Dan Curtis Legacy Award), Gregory Nicotero (George Pal Memorial Award), and Marc Cushman (Special Recognition Award for his recent book publications on "Star Trek").
None of them stopped to talk with press, but we did catch up with several other nominees and (soon to be) winners.
Director of photography Dean Cundey (with a Michael Myers model) was there to represent the Halloween Blu-ray from Anchor Bay. “I was very pleased to get the chance to be a part of the new transfer and new color timing,” said Cundey of the release. “It really is... closer to our original vision than any other one that’s been put out. Because each release that came out in the past always drifted a little further from the original. This Blu-ray is a completely new look at it and is the most accurate portrayal of the movie since it first came out. I have to thank Anchor Bay for their perspicacity in realizing that I could add something to the Blu-ray release.”
Frank Ilfman, music composer of the well-regarded Israeli horror film Big Bad Wolves, said he believes the score was nominated “because it sets the tone for the movie and is actually like another character. It stands out. You can hear it; it’s very loud. The magic of it is, when you watch the movie, it doesn’t take over. It is very big, but it doesn’t take over. So I think that’s why the Academy enjoyed it… it’s very melodic, and I took a unique approach to scoring such a gruesome subject.”
Abigail Hargrove, who plays Brad Pitt’s character's older daughter in World War Z told us, “I am big zombie nerd! I love 'The Walking Dead.' That is one of my favorite TV shows. I’m not up-to-date, but I binge whenever I can.” As for being on set with the zombies in World War Z, she got a real kick out of seeing them at the craft services table or just standing around talking on their cell phones. She would like to act in more horror films in the future but right now is doing a drama.
Another zombie nerd (and she’s got to be, right?) is Kyla Kenedy, who plays the little girl Mika on “The Walking Dead.” She told us Greg Nicotero once gave her a lesson in applying zombie makeup. What a treat! She said she likes doing the show, though things can get pretty intense. “A zombie once grabbed my foot for real! That was scary.” What’s next for Mika? Is she really gone…? “No spoilers, but Mika is going to go through an even rougher time.”
Neil Marshall, the director of The Descent and Centurion (to name a couple), was on the red carpet to support friends and also to talk about a new movie he produced, Soulmate. Soulmate will enjoy its U.S. debut at the Etheria Film Festival in July, and he couldn’t be prouder of it. Marshall has been working in television more than film lately. His big break came when he was given a last-minute opportunity to direct an episode of “Game of Thrones.” He then directed the premiere episode of “Constantine” and is “about to go off and do another one.”
Director Don Mancini was nominated (and later won) for his Child’s Play film Curse of Chucky. When the announcement came, “I was thrilled! It is so nice to be embraced for your work and be recognized. That doesn’t always happen so it was really exciting when it did happen for this one. I’m very proud of Curse of Chucky.”
The stars of Curse of Chucky, Brad Dourif and his daughter, Fiona, were also on hand to chat about the film. They had nothing but praise for their friend and director: “Don knows what he wants, and that’s what makes him such a good director,” said Brad. “We don’t always agree on how Chucky should say and do things, but I do what he wants. He lets me try things if there’s time, but the bottom line is he’s the director. It’s great to be nominated, but really all credit goes to Don. I’m here to support him and the franchise. Over the years Don has actually been way more involved than most people know.”
Fiona told me she found the challenge of doing stunts in a wheelchair less assiduous than one might think. “The secret of doing stunts in a wheelchair is: The wheelchair does most of the work for you!” She thinks one of the best scenes in the film is when her character gets trapped on an elevator with the evil Chucky doll. “The elevator scene alone took a week to film. That was actually pretty physical. I loved it.”
Lin Shaye, who has a cameo in Big Ass Spider (another big winner at this year's Saturn Awards), told us, “I’m here to support Mike [Mendez, the director].” As for other projects, “We are already moving on Insidious 3, which is written and directed by Leigh Whannell.” Yes, Elise will be back in The Further!
Also on hand to support Mendez and Big Ass Spider were the stars of the film, Claire Kramer and Lombardo Boyar. Kramer said, “It’s great to be nominated! Because it’s the little movie that could. Every once in a while, you’re involved with a movie that’s smaller budget, you know, not a big studio film, but something happens – either the right cast or the right producers, the right director, and it’s movie magic. Nobody thought Big Ass Spider was going to have the life it had, and so it’s great to be recognized by our peers.” Boyar concurred and added, “It shows that we had so much fun making it,” and that’s what keeps the fans’ interest. “They can see it. And you have to have fun when it’s a lower budget movie.”
Lastly, we talked with Ernie Hudson of Ghostbusters fame. “What can I tell you about Ghostbusters 3?” he deadpaned. “Absolutely nothing!” he laughed. “Actually, I get all the information from the fans, on Facebook, or email… They tell me what’s going on. But until I see some money…”
While that concludes our coverage, read on for the full details on the winners. Until next year!
From the Press Release:
Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity led the Saturn honors, winning five awards. AMC Television’s "The Walking Dead" and "Breaking Bad," along with NBC Television’s "Hannibal," all brought home multiple Saturn Award recognition as The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films held their annual event, The Saturn Awards, on Thursday night, June 26, 2014, this year being the 40th installment. Over 500 film and television professionals and film enthusiasts crowded the room and cheered on the winners as the awards show unfolded.
On a warm night in the hills of Burbank at the quaint Castaway Starlight Ballroom, the two-hour-plus ceremony honored the best in genre entertainment. This year’s event was hosted by comedian Jeff Ross, who flew in from New York to be a part of what has almost become tradition for him – hosting the Saturn Awards the last 11 of 12 years.
The winners for the annual event included Gravity, which received five Saturn Awards, and Marvel’s Iron Man 3, which was awarded with three Saturn Awards, including Best Actor (Robert Downey, Jr.), Best Supporting Actor (Ben Kingsley), and the inaugural award Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture. Also receiving three awards was Spike Jonze’s Her (Best Fantasy Film, Best Writing, and Best Supporting Actress – Scarlett Johansson).
Television was well represented with both "Breaking Bad" and "The Walking Dead" receiving three Saturn Awards each. "Hannibal" walked away with two major awards, including Best Network Television Series (tied with NBC Television’s "Revolution").
Special Saturn Award recognitions went to writer/producer Bryan Fuller, who received The Dan Curtis Legacy Award, which was presented to him by singer/actress Kristin Chenoweth. Greg Nicotero was recognized with the George Pal Memorial Award, and Marc Cushman earned the Special Recognition Award for his books (Star Trek) These are the Voyages: Season 1 and 2. The Life Career Award was presented to Malcolm McDowell for his rich career in acting. His most memorable roles include Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange and Nicholas Meyer’s Time After Time.
Following the historical event, guests mingled in the courtyard of the Castaway and were able to view the planet Saturn in the sky courtesy of telescopes provided by Celestron Telescopes Company. This year’s show was directed by Steven Carter and produced by Kevin Marcus, Bradley Marcus, and Aaron Griffith. The executive producer was Robert Holguin, who is the President of the non-profit organization.
And the winners are:
Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture: Iron Man 3
Best Science Fiction Film: Gravity
Best Fantasy Film: Her
Best Horror Film: The Conjuring
Best Action/Adventure Film: Fast & Furious 6
Best Thriller Film: World War Z
Best Actor: Robert Downey, Jr. (Iron Man 3)
Best Actress: Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Best Supporting Actor: Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3)
Best Supporting Actress: Scarlett Johansson (Her)
Best Performance by a Younger Actor: Chloe Grace Moretz (Carrie)
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
Best Writing: Spike Jonze (Her)
Best Editing: Alfonso Cuaron, Mark Sanger (Gravity)
Best Production Design: Dan Hennah (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug)
Best Music: Frank Ilfman (Big Bad Wolves)
Best Costume: Trish Summerville (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)
Best Make-Up: Donald Mowat (Prisoners)
Best Special / Visual Effects: Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould (Gravity)
Best Independent Film: 12 Years a Slave
Best International Film: Big Bad Wolves
Best Animated Film: Frozen
Best Network Television Series: (tie) "Hannibal," "Revolution"
Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series: "The Walking Dead"
Best Television Presentation of a Limited Series: "Breaking Bad"
Best Youth-Oriented Series on Television: "Teen Wolf"
Best Actor on Television: Mads Mikkelsen ("Hannibal")
Best Actress on Television: Vera Farmiga ("Bates Motel")
Best Supporting Actor on Television: Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad")
Best Supporting Actress on Television: Melissa McBride (pictured below; "The Walking Dead")
Best Younger Actor on Television: Chandler Riggs ("The Walking Dead")
Best Guest Star on Television: Robert Forster (pictured below with Lance Henriksen; "Breaking Bad")
Best DVD/BD Release: Big Ass Spider
Best DVD/BD Classic Film Release: Halloween: 35th Anniversary Edition
Best DVD/BD Collection Release: Chucky: The Complete Collection
Best DVD/BD Television Series Release: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 3, 4, 5
The Dan Curtis Legacy Award: Bryan Fuller
The George Pal Memorial Award: Greg Nicotero
The Life Career Award: Malcolm McDowell
The Special Achievement Award: Marc Cushman
It's barely 15 seconds long, but this new TV spot for Deliver Us from Evil makes some pretty impressive comparisons and big claims. Will it be "disturbing enough to unsettle your sleep for weeks"? We'll find out on Wednesday!
Joel McHale, Sean Harris, Edgar Ramirez, and Olivia Munn star alongside Eric Bana. The film is a paranormal thriller produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Scott Derrickson directs a script he and Paul Boardman (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) wrote.
Look for Deliver Us from Evil in theaters on July 2, 2014.
New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.
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What a bunch of babies! Apparently billboards for FX's upcoming "The Strain" featuring some kind of a worm either coming out of, or going into, an eyeball are too much for residents of Hollywood to handle, and they've taken to Twitter to bitch about it.
Okay, so maybe you don't necessarily want to see a close-up of a worm-penetrated eyeball while you're trying to choke down your Egg McMuffin in the morning, but is it really that big of a deal? Well, people need something to tweet about. It can't all be pictures of food and cute cat videos.
And we've heard from some celebs on the Twittersphere regarding "The Strain" billboards. Paranormal Activity 2 star Molly Ephraim herself has spoken out. Ephraim tweeted, "Billboard for ‘The Strain’ or whatever that godforsaken thing is w/ the thing in the eyeball on my street; can I call the Mayor to complain?"
And to really hammer her point home, she followed up with, "NO BUT SERIOUSLY I CAN'T DEAL WITH THOSE POSTERS FOR "THE STRAIN" I NEED THEM REMOVED CITYWIDE."
Funny, horror didn't bother Ms. Ephraim that much when she was cashing those PA2 checks.
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And for good measure, Nicholas Stoller, director of Forgetting Sarah Marshall and writer of The Muppets, did another bit of fine writing when he tweeted, "Hey, ‘The Strain’ billboards: f— you! People have little kids in this city who don't want to be scared out of their goddamn minds!" Really? It's a little gross, that's all. People aren't running through the streets in a terrified frenzy.
Anyway, we've included some other bellyaching tweets about "The Strain" billboards below. For those of you who dig this kind of stuff, prepare yourselves for the series premiere on Sunday, July 13th, on FX.
UPDATE: Per EW, following all the outcry, the only way FX could "worm" itself out of this predicament was to yank the images. “We are in the process of replacing the key art for 'The Strain' on outdoor media in several locations,” said the network in a statement; however, they would not specify where the changes are being made.
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The ensemble cast of "The Strain" includes Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Natalie Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Robert Maillet, Jack Kesy, Ben Hyland, Miguel Gomez, and David Bradley.
"The Strain" is a high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers wage war for the fate of humanity itself.
You have to wait 2-1/2 minutes before the action begins, but once it does... oh my! This 3-minute long Sharknado 2: The Second One clip gives a good indication of the mayhem to come when the sequel to Syfy's social media phenom Sharknado arrives next month.
In Sharknado 2: The Second One, a freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a "sharknado" on the population and its most cherished, iconic sites – and only Fin and April (Ian Ziering and Tara Reid, returning from the original) can save the Big Apple.
Kelly Osbourne, Judd Hirsch, Andy Dick, Judah Friedlander, Vivica A. Fox, and Mark McGrath also appear in the Syfy Original Movie, which promises cameos by the likes of Perez Hilton, rapper Biz Markie, Salt-N-Pepa's Pepa (aka Sandra Denton), Robert Klein, and professional wrestler/Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle.
Anthony C. Ferrante returns to direct a screenplay by Thunder Levin, who also wrote Sharknado.
Sharknado 2 premieres on Wednesday, July 30th, at 9 PM PT/ET, just a little more than one year after the original Sharknado aired.
Horror movies without Michael Myers in them don't get much more awesome than Halloween III: Season of the Witch, which is finally being accepted for the movie it is, rather than maligned for the movie it is not. Bout time, horror fans. Bout goddamn time.
Speaking of which, artist Aaron Crawford of Cavity Colors has just put up for grabs a piece of limited edition art that pays tribute to the three iconic masks seen in the Halloween franchise's unrelated third installment, which is pretty much a must-own for all fans of the film.
Measuring 16"x20", the fine art print comes signed and numbered by Crawford, with only 100 of them available. If you want to be one of those lucky 100 fans, head over to Cavity Colors to pick one of these bad boys up for just $30.
125 days till Halloween... Halloween, Halloween... 125 days till Halloween...
Just a few short days after the first trailer arrived for Dracula Untold (formerly Dracula: Year Zero), Universal has sent us a fresh batch of new still images that depict the early years of the iconic blood drinker. Drop fang and dig in!
The film stars Luke Evans as the titular bloodsucker alongside Sarah Gadon, Samantha Barks, Thor Kristjansson, Art Parkinson, Zach McGowan, and Dominic Cooper.
Universal’s dramatic horror movie tells the origin story of the most famous of vampires. Michael De Luca is producing the project, and commercials helmer Gary Shore is making his directorial debut on the picture.
Look for it in theaters October 17, 2014.
Luke Evans is starring as the most famous of vampires in an origin story that sees a Transylvanian prince risk eternal damnation in order to save his wife and son from a Turkish horde. Barks plays a figure in Eastern European folk tales known as a baba yaga, a beautiful young woman who turns into a savage witch. Kristjansson is Bright Eyes, an Eastern European taken as a slave as a young boy and now a vicious assassin in the Ottoman Army. Parkinson portrays Dracula’s son, named Ingeras.
20th Century Fox is prepping to unleash everyone's favorite little antichrist, Damien Thorn, onto the masses as apparently another remake is on its way in addition to the previously announced "Damien" TV series. Read on for everything you need to know.
The news comes from Bloody Disgusting, who are reporting that Fox is working with Platinum Dunes to develop a second remake based upon the David Seltzer tale of a little boy with the whole world in his demonic hands.
John Moore directed the insipid 2006 remake (that had a strange fascination with the color red) starring Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, but let's just forget that all happened, mmkay?
The Omen, from writer David Seltzer and director Richard Donner, starred Gregory Peck and Lee Remick as parents whose son dies at birth and instead secretly adopt an orphan whose mother died at the same time. Only they eventually learn that the child, Damien (played by Harvey Spencer Stephens), is the Antichrist.
Promising nine nights of the world's best new horror, sci-fi, action, and cult movies, the 9th annual Toronto After Dark film fest runs October 16-24, and if you have a project to submit for it, the clock is ticking!
Toronto After Dark Submission Information:
Toronto After Dark Film Festival's 9th Annual Call For Film Entries is now running! The critically acclaimed fest runs for nine thrilling nights in Toronto, Canada, this October 16-24, 2014, and welcomes submissions of all forms of genre cinema.
Accepted categories includes horror, sci-fi, fantasy, animation, crime, action, cult, and documentary films, both short form and feature-length. The final deadline for this year's entries is July 25th. For convenience to filmmakers, both online screeners and DVDs are accepted.
For more info be sure to "like" Toronto After Dark Film Festival on Facebook and follow Toronto After Dark Film Festival on Twitter (@TAD FilmFest).
We told you yesterday that Linkin Park band member Joseph Hahn is getting ready to make his directorial debut with a film called Mall, and today we have the trailer for you cats to dig on. Check it out!
Paragon Pictures has picked up North American rights to Hahn’s feature helming debut, Mall, which stars Vincent D’Onofrio, Gina Gershon, Cameron Monaghan, Peter Stormare, and James Frecheville in the story of five disaffected suburbanites whose lives come together at a shopping mall following a seemingly random shooting.
Paragon is planning to release Mall in the fall after Hahn hits the road on Linkin Park’s Carnivores Tour this summer.
We'll continue keeping an eye on things for ya! Stay tuned.
What does the undead scanner say about his shuffle level? IT’S OVER 9,000! Aside from incorporating Dragon Ball Z’s most memorable quote, Over 9,000 Zombies! gives PC gamers more of what they want: zombies!
On July 2nd Steam users will get early access to the strategic/action zombie game Over 9,000 Zombies! This news was accompanied by an announce trailer, featured below. Developers describe the game as "a retro-style, top-down zombie shoot ‘em up" with the trailer showcasing its action element.
But how should you greet your new zombie neighbors? Developers say, "Burn them. Shoot them. Blow them up." Over 9,000 Zombies! is being sold as a sweat-soaked demon ride through the constant hell of wave after wave of zombie onslaughts.
While the trailer is all action, developers stress a strategic element, stating you will "choose from a massive array of weapons [and] build a fortified base with automated turrets." Over 9,000 Zombies! looks to deliver the perfect marriage between action and strategy, providing the player with some variety.
But you won’t be tasked with facing the gore-drenched zombie horde alone as it has been revealed that Over 9,000 Zombies! will contain co-op play.
What should truly be fun about Over 9,000 Zombies! is a soundtrack by virtually unknown electronic noise behemoths Clearside. Check out that link for a taste of the disjointed brilliance to come.
Several new stills from The Bunnyman Massacre have hit our inbox, and they definitively prove that blood red is the big guy's favorite color to dye your eggs with. I'm not sure why that sounds so dirty, but alas...
From the Press Release
Midnight Releasing is set to unleash the demented Bunnyman Massacre this August on DVD and VOD across North America. Additional information is forthcoming.
Also known as "Bunnyman 2", the film is a drastically improved sequel to the 2011 cult hit Bunnyman, which gained notoriety from a huge amount of press as well as being in heavy rotation on the cable TV channel Chiller.
The Bunnyman character was inspired by the true story of an axe-wielding man in a bunny suit who terrorized residents of Fairfax County, Virginia, in 1970. Going wild with that inspiration, writer/director Carl Lindbergh and his company, ANOC Productions, created and released Bunnyman in 2011. Despite mixed reviews, the film gained a sizable following and has been known to play back-to-back on the cable TV channel Chiller.
Bunnyman Massacre was completed in 2013, and it's obvious that the ANOC Productions crew took notes from the response to the first film. This one is leaps and bounds (pun intended) ahead of the original in all aspects, from the visual quality to the acting, direction, story, and horror elements. Bunnyman Massacre premiered on Chiller over Easter weekend this year.
If you like your horror served with heaps of gore, lots of kills, memorable characters, and dashes of nudity, humor, and general offensiveness, this film is certainly for you. And with a third installment in production, Carl Lindbergh's bloody and furry creation is on track for true horror franchise status.
"Inspired by the fans' requests, Bunnyman 2, aka The Bunnyman Massacre, was born," explains Lindbergh. "With Bunnyman 2 we were able to realize the potential of Bunnyman 1 and at the same time create a franchise that will continue with Bunnyman 3 (which is currently in production.) What I appreciate with The Bunnyman Massacre is that we were able to make a film that really stands apart from all the countless slasher films and deliver a film that is very unique."
The adventures of Joe and Bunnyman know no limit of bloodlust and carnage. Bodies pile up as Bunnyman indiscriminately slaughters anything that crosses his path in a mutually beneficial relationship that gives Joe plenty of beef jerky to sell in his local store.
Another fan favorite horror TV series has confirmed its presence at this year's SDCC with this simple sentence that landed in our inbox: "Hannibal" is on the menu once again at Comic-Con!
So far all we know is that the panel date is Thursday, July 24th, but we expect to be hearing more soon, including the participants (fingers crossed that Mads will make it this year!), so stay tuned.
The 2014 San Diego Comic-Con runs July 24-27 (Preview Night is July 23), and you can be sure Dread Central will be there in full force as usual.
Keep your eyes on the official SDCC website for more info and updates.
In anticipation of the official Blu-ray/DVD release of Derek Lee and Clif Prowse's truly killer vampire flick Afflicted (review), we have an exclusive deleted scene for you to wrap your heads around. Dig it!
Afflicted Release Details
The award-winning, critically acclaimed horror thriller AFFLICTED spreads terror on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital July 1st, courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
AFFLICTED tells the chilling tale of two best friends whose documented journey around the world takes a horrifying turn after an encounter with a beautiful woman in Paris leaves one of them mysteriously afflicted. Written, directed, and co-starring breakthrough filmmaking duo Derek Lee and Clif Prowse, this excitingly original entry in the found-footage horror genre took home awards for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay (Horror Feature category) at the 2013 FantasticFest in addition to awards of recognition at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
Bonus features on both the Blu-ray and DVD include never-before-seen deleted scenes as well as two fascinating featurettes. “Afflicted: Behind the Scenes” takes fans on set for an inside look at the making of this new found-footage horror favorite, and “Anatomy of a Scene: The Window Jump” features the filmmakers on how they utilized a creative mix of practical stunt work and visual effects to pull off one of the film’s more jaw-dropping action sequences.
AFFLICTED was produced by Chris Ferguson and Zach Lipovsky. Executive producers are Jason Dowdeswell, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Stuart Ford, and Zak Pashak.
The film has a runtime of about 85 minutes and has been rated R for disturbing, bloody violence and language.
This terrifying horror thriller follows two best friends who set out on the trip of a lifetime around the world. Their journey, documented every step of the way, soon takes a dark and unexpected turn after an encounter with a beautiful woman in Paris leaves one of them mysteriously afflicted. The film won Best Picture (Horror), Best Screenplay (Horror), and Best Director (Horror) at Fantastic Fest and was the recipient of awards of recognition from the Toronto International Film Festival and the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival. AFFLICTED is one of the most suspenseful and original action horror debuts in a generation.
Universal has finally officially confirmed a sequel to Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim, and we have a message regarding what's planned right here from the man himself. Read on for the goods, a video, and even a release date!
According to del Toro things are ready to get cooking on two fronts. "From now until April 2017, we are going to develop a new animated series for Pacific Rim [to] continue the comic book series that we started with Year Zero and, most importantly, creating a sequel for the film," says del Toro via the below video, which appeared on Legendary's YouTube channel.
"I'm working on this with Zak Penn and Travis Beacham, and we're all very happy to be bringing you more Kaijus, more Jaegers kicking each other's butt!"
Pacific Rim 2, the next chapter of the epic action-adventure, will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D on April 7, 2017.
Look for more soon!
The found footage flick As Above, So Below, directed by John Erick Dowdle (Quarantine, Devil), has gotten a change in its release date. Look for it now on August 29th instead of August 15th as originally reported.
Dowdle wrote the script with his brother, Drew, and the film stars Ben Feldman, Perdita Weeks, and Edwin Hodge.
Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris, the eternal home to countless souls.
When a team of explorers venture into the uncharted maze of bones, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead. A journey into madness and terror, As Above, So Below reaches deep into the human psyche to reveal the personal demons that come back to haunt us all.
Snow White and the Huntsman wasn't nearly as bad as we thought it would be. Yes, it starred Kristen Stewart, who is about as wooden as the trees used to put the original tale on paper, but there was a lot of good to be found. If this latest news comes to fruition, we could all be in luck!
According to Deadline, Frank Darabont's in negotiations to direct the sequel to the original, which Rupert Sanders helmed and which grossed close to $400 million worldwide on a $170M budget.
The studio is considering the movie a spinoff, not a sequel, and sparked to Darabont’s pitch, which focused almost exclusively on Chris Hemsworth’s Huntsman character. It remains to be seen whether Stewart will reprise her role as Snow White.
Original Snow White and the Huntsman Synopsis:
In this spectacular action-adventure, Kristen Stewart (Twilight) is Snow White, the only woman in the land fairer than the evil queen Ravenna (Oscar winner Charlize Theron). Ravenna wants nothing more than to destroy her young rival, but she doesn’t know that Show White has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) the queen dispatched to kill her. Together with a handsome prince (Sam Claflin) enchanted by Snow White’s beauty and power, they assemble an armed force to recapture the kingdom.
This breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale from Joe Roth, the producer of Alice in Wonderland, and acclaimed commercial director and state-of-the-art visualist Rupert Sanders is, in the words of Shawn Edwards, Fox-TV, “a film that soars with creativity, stylistic genius, and amazing battle scenes.”
Things are heating up here in Southern California as preparations are under way for the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con, and one of the first TV shows to announce its presence at this year's event is MTV's "Teen Wolf."
From the Press Release:
MTV announced today that its hit drama series "Teen Wolf" will return to San Diego Comic-Con for the fifth year in a row with a panel featuring the series’ stars on Thursday, July 24. “Teen Wolf” will also have a show-themed booth on the convention center floor for the first time ever.
Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden, plus new cast members Shelley Hennig and Dylan Sprayberry, along with Executive Producer Jeff Davis, will once again take Comic-Con by storm, giving fans a can’t-miss panel in which they will share Season 4 secrets, debut a new mid-season trailer, and answer fan questions. The panel will be moderated by Buzzfeed Senior Editor Jarett Wieselman.
The “Teen Wolf” booth (#3729) will be open to fans all weekend long and will be highlighted by signings and special appearances by cast and crew. The booth will also feature four full days of activations where fans can insert themselves into a custom character poster and create their own “Teen Wolf”-inspired monster. Additionally, MTV commissioned artist Swann Smith to illustrate a limited edition bestiary that serves as a full guide to the creatures of Beacon Hills. The bestiary will be distributed for free throughout the weekend, and Swann will be on hand signing copies at the booth.
On Friday, July 25, MTV will hold a signing with cast members at the Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment booth (#4213), which distributes the DVD. Special Edition Season 3 DVDs that will be exclusive to Comic-Con attendees will also be available for purchase at the Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment booth.