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New Harbinger Down Trailer Is Monsterific!

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 16:31

Back in May of 2013 we told you about Harbinger Down, a tense, claustrophobic creature film that will feature only practical animatronic and makeup effects. We've followed the movie through every phase including a successful crowd funding campaign. Today the hard work and faith pays off!

Alec Gillis wrote and directed the flick with ADI co-founder Tom Woodruff, Jr. producing. Lance Henriksen, Matt Winston, Camille Balsamo, and Giovonnie Samuels star.

Synopsis
A group of grad students have booked passage on the fishing trawler Harbinger to study the effects of global warming on a pod of Orcas in the Bering Sea. When the ship’s crew dredges up a recently thawed piece of old Soviet space wreckage, things get downright deadly. It seems that the Russians experimented with tardigrades, tiny resilient animals able to withstand the extremes of space radiation. The creatures survived, but not without mutation. Now the crew is exposed to aggressively mutating organisms. And after being locked in ice for 3 decades, the creatures aren’t about to give up the warmth of human companionship.

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New Images, Clips, and Preview of Penny Dreadful Episode 1.06 - What Death Can Join Together

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 16:14

Are you caught up on Showtime's "Penny Dreadful"? With how jam-packed our weekend TV viewing is, we're still a few episodes behind, but if you're ready to look ahead, here are several new stills, a pair of clips, and a preview of Episode 1.06, " What Death Can Join Together."

A profoundly unsettling new saga, "Penny Dreadful" completely reinvents literature’s most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, who are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London.

Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, and Eva Green star.

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"Penny Dreadful" Episode 1.06 - "What Death Can Join Together" (airs 6/15/14)
Vanessa's latest vision leads Sir Malcolm, Ethan, and Sembene to explore a plague ship in search of Mina. Meanwhile, Van Helsing reveals to Dr. Frankenstein more details about the creature that has taken Mina. Later, Vanessa's night with Dorian unlocks something dark within her.

For more info visit "Penny Dreadful" on Showtime, "like" "Penny Dreadful" on Facebook, and follow @SHO_Penny on Twitter. Be sure to also visit the Penny-Dreadful.com website.

Don't forget you can still enter DREAD20 when checking out from Showtime's "Penny Dreadful" store to receive 20% off all "Penny Dreadful" merchandise. The code is valid through December 31, 2014!







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E3 2014: CD Projekt Red Debuts New Witcher 3 Gameplay Trailer

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 16:04

Just when the audience was breathing hot and heavy at the burden of ecstasy that was the Microsoft press conference at this year’s E3, the team behind The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt took the stage.

The definite peak in the excitement was for the purpose of debuting a new gameplay trailer from their upcoming title, The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, which showed off the game’s protagonist, Geralt, on a hunt for a griffon.

We saw some of Geralt’s special abilities as he was able to heighten his senses to locate his prey. In a very promising next-gen touch, after being hit with a crossbow bolt, the Griffon retreated but left a trail of blood which the player can use to track it. Aside from showing gamers that this will be a true next-gen experience, any excuse to make a game bloodier is a good one.

A very promising feature of the trailer was the realistic combat. I noticed how, during a brief skirmish with enemies, they were stunned and stumbled after each blow by Geralt’s heavy bastard sword… a bastard indeed.

The press conference was a showcase of amazing graphics, and Microsoft really appears to be pushing the pace in regard to this field. In a show of graphic ultra fidelity, The Witcher 3 stood out amongst all other titles. Look for this game to quickly be awarded greatest graphics of all time!

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E3 2014: Lara's Back in Rise of the Tomb Raider

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 15:53

The second the climbing axe came out, I got an inkling. By the time I saw the crosshair on a bow, I was screaming, “Oh god, let this be a new Tomb Raider!” My screams of the unholy have been answered as Crystal Dynamics has announced its latest soon to be mega hit, Rise of the Tomb Raider.

The game will pick up where the reissued Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition left off as the trailer shows Lara attempting to pick up the pieces of her life after her horrible encounter with the island cultists.

The developers promise the game will take place across multiple hostile locations. After an outpouring of outrage from fans, the series will return to setting Tomb Raider in its trademark tombs that brought the franchise to fame in the first place.

Rise of the Tomb Raider is coming off of the franchise's very strong showing in Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and already looks to be a must play.

Rise of the Tomb Raider will be available during the holiday season of 2015.

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Universal Cable Productions Acquires Robert Charles Wilson's Spin and Plans Event Series

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 15:42

Universal Cable Productions has acquired the rights to the Hugo Award winning, best-selling science fiction novel Spin by Robert Charles Wilson with the goal of developing it into an event TV series. Read on for the details.

The deal marks one of the first project commitments under Dawn Olmstead, who recently joined Universal Cable Productions as Executive Vice President, Development, and underscores the caliber of genre content and compelling stories in development.

Additionally, the studio has signed Bits and Pieces Pictures' Rob Morrow (“Northern Exposure,” Quiz Show) and Olympus Pictures’ Leslie Urdang (Beginners, Rabbit Hole) to produce, rounding out its growing slate of powerhouse auspices.

"Spin is beloved in the sci-fi world for its dynamic characters and engaging storylines. We’re excited to bring this masterpiece to life with Rob Morrow and the team at Olympus Pictures," said Olmstead.

Spin follows three childhood friends who, while playing one night, witness the stars in the sky mysteriously vanish. NASA probes reveal a black energy barrier has surrounded the earth and time is traveling a billion times faster outside of the barrier. Civilization learns that it has a limited time left before the sun expands and consumes the planet. As the children grow, they go their separate ways trying to save the world from annihilation, but with time running out, will their friendship and mankind survive?

"I picked up Spin as a holiday read with the notion of reading something for pleasure and instantly knew it had epic zeitgeist appeal," said Morrow. "This is a giant fascinating ride that is wholly entertaining, portentous, and will speak to all generations worldwide. I'm thrilled to team up with friend Leslie Urdang and everyone at Universal Cable Productions."

Look for more soon!

Book Synopsis:
One night in October when he was ten years old, Tyler Dupree stood in his back yard and watched the stars go out. They all flared into brilliance at once, then disappeared, replaced by a flat, empty black barrier. He and his best friends, Jason and Diane Lawton, had seen what became known as the Big Blackout. It would shape their lives.

The effect is worldwide. The sun is now a featureless disk—a heat source, rather than an astronomical object. The moon is gone, but tides remain. Not only have the world's artificial satellites fallen out of orbit, their recovered remains are pitted and aged, as though they'd been in space far longer than their known lifespans. As Tyler, Jason, and Diane grow up, a space probe reveals a bizarre truth: The barrier is artificial, generated by huge alien artifacts. Time is passing faster outside the barrier than inside—more than a hundred million years per year on Earth. At this rate, the death throes of the sun are only about forty years in our future.

Jason, now a promising young scientist, devotes his life to working against this slow-moving apocalypse. Diane throws herself into hedonism, marrying a sinister cult leader who's forged a new religion out of the fears of the masses.

Earth sends terraforming machines to Mars to let the onrush of time do its work, turning the planet green. Next they send humans... and immediately get back an emissary with thousands of years of stories to tell about the settling of Mars. Then Earth's probes reveal that an identical barrier has appeared around Mars. Jason, desperate, seeds near space with self-replicating machines that will scatter copies of themselves outward from the sun—and report back on what they find.

Life on Earth is about to get much, much stranger.

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Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare Event Returns this Halloween Season

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 15:23

This year Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare is back for its second season, and the event looks to be bigger, better, and more badass than ever. Read on for all the details, which are sure to give a serious pants bulge to all fans of Zombie's films!

From the Press Release
After closing out its 2013 run in Southern California with a record-breaking night for a stand-alone haunted house event in the United States, Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare--the ultimate Halloween horror event--returns for its second year and will make its debut at WestWorld Of Scottsdale in the Phoenix, Arizona, metro region for select nights from September 19-November 1.

The September 19 opening night will feature a special one-night-only concert with groundbreaking musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie himself.

"The first year was such a blast. I am thrilled to be able to take the Great American Nightmare to a new city this year," said Zombie. "My only goal is to make it even sicker than last year."

Great American Nightmare is a fully immersive haunted house experience featuring three attractions based on Rob Zombie’s own horror films: The Lords of Salem in Total Black Out, Captain Spaulding’s Clown School in 3D, and The Devil’s Rejects.

The shocking--and sometimes disturbing--attractions will offer a three-dimensional experience with animatronics and effects, a maze that is the ultimate definition of claustrophobia and fear, sudden chills and startling thrills, and salacious humor that will make patrons scream with fright and laughter.

At Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare, patrons will sequentially enter three different attractions:

The Lords of Salem in Total Black Out: This harrowing attraction--based on Zombie’s 2012 The Lords of Salem independent horror film--is designed to twist the mind. It will accentuate some senses while limiting others. Fear of the darkness, claustrophobia, and fear of the unknown will be preyed on as visitors attempt to traverse this sixty-degree maze.

Captain Spaulding’s Clown School in 3D: This irreverent school of pure terror is a hallucinogenic trip through the mind of Captain Spaulding (House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects). Startle after startle will thoroughly frighten the bravest patrons, who won’t know if they should be laughing, screaming, or crying.

The Devil’s Rejects: The murderous, backwoods Firefly family takes to the road to escape a vengeful police force that isn't afraid of being as ruthless as its target. Guests will become part of the state troopers’ search and destroy mission against the Firefly family, who are wanted for over 75 homicides and disappearances.

In addition, the Great American Nightmare’s Bloody Boulevard will feature freak shows, musical entertainment, roaming characters, themed food and beverages, games, and vendors each night.

Tickets for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare go on sale Friday, the 13th of June, at 10:00 AM PT at GreatAmericanNightmare.com, with prices starting at only $25 for September 20-November 1. Each ticket includes access to all haunted house attractions and the Bloody Boulevard activities.

Tickets for opening night (September 19) include the Rob Zombie concert and will be available starting at only $45. A limited number of VIP packages will also be available for purchase at GreatAmericanNightmare.com. All VIP packages include a commemorative t-shirt and quicker access to the haunted attractions than general admission. Some packages also include a designated viewing area for the concert and a VIP-only bar.

“We’re excited to be bringing Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare to WestWorld of Scottsdale,” says Great American Nightmare producer Steve Kopelman. He continues, “While we really appreciate the tremendous support we received in Southern California, we felt it was our responsibility to bring the terror to as many different people and markets as possible. Great American Nightmare 2014 will build upon the foundation established last year and promises to bebigger and bloodier.”

Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will celebrate the Halloween season on the following dates between September 19 and November 1:

September: 19, 20, 26, 27

October: 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31

November: 1

Hours for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will be 7:00 PM until midnight (Fridays and Saturdays) and 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM (Thursdays and Sundays).

Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare is a creative collaboration between master of the macabre Rob Zombie and preeminent haunted house producer Steve Kopelman. The event is produced by Rob Zombie, Steve Kopelman, and Andy Gould.

WestWorld of Scottsdale is located at 16601 North Pima Road in Scottsdale, AZ, in the Phoenix metro region.

Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare is presented by 98 KUPD in Phoenix.

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E3 2014: Halo: The Master Chief Collection Reveal

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 14:48

As the hatch opens and the vastness of the dead calm of space is revealed, the serenity of it all is so overwhelming. But this is Master Chief, and he’s carrying a spacemine. This was the precursor to a massive explosion in the trailer unleashed by Microsoft during their E3 press conference for Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

Microsoft’s powerhouse event was anchored by the announcement of this upcoming cornerstone of the Xbox One lineupm which is to be in your hungry hands on November 11, 2014, for just $59.99.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is a remix and next-gen update of Halo titles one to four, all seamlessly integrated into one game.

Just when things couldn't get any better, Dan Ayad took the stage and had some major news.

Coupling the advantage of having all four Halo games on one disc with the diminutive attention span of the Twitter generation, players will be able to make a play list of favorites from all four Halo titles. This will allow you to play your favorite moments during the history of the franchise while skipping anything you feel isn't worth a second look.

The other landmark news delivered by Ayad was that the signature multiplayer from Halo 2 will be available in its original form in Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

What is very big contextually about the announcement is that Microsoft has answered back to the problems they have been having of operating at the graphical level of Sony’s PS4: Halo: The Master Chief Collection will run at full 1080P in a glorious 60 frames per second.

And the news just wouldn’t stop, Halo 5: Guardians will be in beta later this year.

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Leprechaun Origins Gets Lucky This Fall; First Trailer

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 14:25

The first trailer from the WWE's Leprechaun: Origins, starring WWE Superstar Dylan "Hornswoggle" Postl, is here along with some release news! Look for it on Digital HD and Video On Demand on August 26th and then Blu-ray and DVD on September 30th via Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

From the Press Release
WWE Superstar Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl stars in Leprechaun: Origins, a brand new take on the horror franchise Leprechaun, reinventing the cult favorite and terrifying a new generation.

The film will be available on Digital HD, Video On Demand, and Pay-Per-View on August 26th and on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) on September 30th. Also starring Stephanie Bennett (Grave Encounters 2), Andrew Dunbar (Alien Trespass), Melissa Roxburgh (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days), and Brendan Fletcher (Freddy vs Jason), Leprechaun: Origins was written by Harris Wilkinson and directed by Zach Lipovsky.

The Blu-ray and DVD include two behind-the-scenes featurettes and will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Synopsis
Backpacking through the lush Irish countryside, two unsuspecting young couples discover a town's chilling secret. Ben (Dunbar), Sophie (Bennet), David (Fletcher), and Jeni (Roxburgh) quickly discover the idyllic land is not what it appears to be when the town's residents offer the hikers an old cabin at the edge of the woods. Soon the friends will find that one of Ireland's most famous legends is a terrifying reality.

Special Features

  • "Leprechaun: An Icon Reborn” featurette
  • “Leprechaun: Behind the Blood” featurette

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    Purge Yourself With a New Purge Anarchy TV Spot

    Mon, 06/09/2014 - 13:40

    All crime will once again be legalized on July 18th of this year, when The Purge: Anarchy invades theaters, and to get you ready for all of the bloody excitement, we have a new TV spot for you!

    The sequel stars Frank Grillo, Michael K. Williams, Zach Gilford, Carmen Ejogo, Jasper Cole, Zoe Borde, Chad Morgan, and Kiele Sanchez.

    Synopsis:
    The New Founders of America invite you to celebrate your annual right to Purge in THE PURGE: ANARCHY.

    Returning alongside writer/director/producer James DeMonaco to produce the sequel to 2013's sleeper hit The Purge are Blumhouse Productions' Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious series) alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers) and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay (Pain & Gain, Transformers franchise), Brad Fuller (The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street), and Andrew Form (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th).







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    Halloween Horror Nights 2014 Is More Dead Than Ever; The Walking Dead Returns!

    Mon, 06/09/2014 - 13:29

    In news that will likely surprise few but nevertheless excite many, the announcement was made today that this year's Halloween Horror Nights event at Universal Studios will once again feature a "Walking Dead"-themed walkthrough, as it has for the past few years.

    As executive producer/make-up man Greg Nicotero explained in the announcement video, which you'll see below, the maze will be based around the show's recently completed fourth season, allowing you to relive and actively take part in its most memorable moments and scenarios.

    Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” events have a more than 20-year history of creating incredibly entertaining, horrifying Halloween experiences that are consistently rated the nation’s best. The events on each coast feature highly-themed, disturbingly real, haunted mazes based on everything from films to nightmares – and streets filled with hundreds of specially trained “scareactors.”

    The "Walking Dead" maze will be coming to both Universal Orlando and Universal Hollywood, and Halloween Horror Nights 2014 will kick off sometime in September, running through Halloween. Head over to the Halloween Horror Nights website to learn more.

    Though I'm willing to bet that those who attend the event every year are probably hungry for something a little different, I personally am quite happy to see "The Walking Dead" returning to this year's Halloween Horror Nights because I'm actually attending for the very first time in my life. One of those bucket list goals I've been meaning to knock off for many years, and I can't wait to take the trip to Terminus!

    From the Press Release:
    After rave reviews from fans on both coasts, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood are bringing back AMC’s “The Walking Dead” to Halloween Horror Nights for an unprecedented third consecutive year. Horror-hungry fans will experience all-new terrifying mazes inspired by Season 4 of the critically-acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning television series.

    This year’s bone-chilling mazes will place guests at the heart of a harrowing journey to seek sanctuary at Terminus, an elusive destination that promises community for all. Mirroring the terror that befell the residents of the West Georgia Correctional Facility, now overrun by savage walkers, the experience will send guests fleeing from the fallen prison into unknown territory as they once again stage a desperate battle for survival against flesh-eating walkers and ruthless humans.

    “The Walking Dead” is based on the graphic novel written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. The series tells the story of the months and years after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by sheriff Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. “The Walking Dead” is the number-one show on television for adults 18-49. AMC’s “The Walking Dead” returns for Season 5 this October.

    “This has been an incredible collaboration, and I am thrilled to be working once again with the creative teams at Universal Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood to bring the world of ‘The Walking Dead’ to our dedicated fans,” said Greg Nicotero, Executive Producer and Special Effects Makeup Supervisor for the series. “I can’t wait for visitors to experience first-hand some of the iconic moments from Season 4 in what will be the biggest, most exciting and frightening ‘Walking Dead’ maze to date.”

    About Universal Orlando Resort’s Halloween Horror Nights:
    Universal Orlando's maze will be the largest maze ever created at Halloween Horror Nights. It is literally double the experience and will feature more scareactors in one single haunted house than ever before. Guests will encounter iconic scenes from Season 4 of the hit show – beginning at the prison, fans will enter the cell block where the infection began, escape into the massive Big Spot location with a crashed helicopter ripping through its ceiling, and journey to the dilapidated country club overrun with walkers. These and other incredibly immersive environments culminate to the maze’s finale taking you to the End of the Line – Terminus. This year’s maze will be an entirely new experience, featuring never-before–seen walkers and brand new scares.

    “Bringing a horror property back for a third year in a row is always a decision that is carefully considered. Fortunately, 'The Walking Dead' is unlike any horror brand around. Its appeal spreads across so many types of viewers. Hardcore and casual horror fans alike are watching week after week, and Season 4 offered many new and unique environments and walkers,” said Michael Aiello, Creative Development Director for Universal Orlando’s Entertainment team. “This year we are taking this partnership to the next level, with a monstrous soundstage maze and a scope that is bigger and badder than anything we’ve ever done in the history of our event.”

    About Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights:
    This year Universal Studios Hollywood will bring multiple interactive experiences from “The Walking Dead” to life throughout its “Halloween Horror Nights” event. “The Walking Dead: The End of the Line” will channel the many iconic scenes from Season 4 into a new maze, inviting guests to encounter the terror they viewed from afar. From infected walkers whose bleeding eyes struck a new chord of fear throughout the prison to the walker-filled tunnel on the crusade to Terminus, the ominous attraction will evoke a countless barrage of distressing images that will traumatize guests over and over again. The contemporary urban city streets, towering skyscrapers, brick-faced facades, and industrial exterior movie sets that make up Universal Studios’ world-famous production facilities will serve as the backdrop location for this all-new, frighteningly realistic maze. Swarms of walkers will also reawaken in an all-new terrifying scare-zone located adjacent to the maze.

    The engrossing cult favorite television series will seep into other parts of Universal’s backlot with predatory walkers prowling the secluded wooded areas of the movie studio. “Terror Tram: Invaded by the Walking Dead” will send guests on the daunting path to Terminus, interspersed with landmarks and walkers from Season 4, including the “burned moonshine cabin,” “charred walkers,” and “mud walkers.”

    “'The Walking Dead' is a once in a lifetime property that has greatly expanded and redefined the horror genre,” said John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood. “Our fans are as intense as the walkers when it comes to new interactive experiences that put them at the heart of the show, so it’s our responsibility to create characters and environments that are as authentic to the series as possible. Working in partnership with the show’s Executive Producer and four-time Emmy Award-winner, Greg Nicotero, is incredibly rewarding. His expertise, combined with our vision, delivers the most outstanding and credible ‘Walking Dead’ experience anyone could imagine, outside of being on the show.”

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    Pacific Rim 2 Script Being Developed; Guillermo del Toro Reveals Plot Details

    Mon, 06/09/2014 - 13:18

    In the wake of the box office success of Godzilla, we're willing to bet that we'll be seeing many more giant monster movies on the big screen in the coming years, and one of those films we're definitely hoping for is a sequel to last year's Pacific Rim.

    While nothing is set in stone, Guillermo del Toro has dropped some tasty tidbits about the flick, so read on!

    BuzzFeed reports that despite the fact that Legendary Pictures hasn't yet fully committed to a Pacific Rim 2, del Toro is nevertheless working on the script, with both he and Zak Penn proceeding as if the green light has been given. That's the spirit!

    "We’ve been working for a few months now in secret," the visionary filmmaker told the website. "We found a way to twist it around. Travis Beacham [co-writer of the first film] was involved in the storyline and now I’m writing with Zak because Travis has become a TV mogul."

    Del Toro hopes to tackle the sequel after producing his next project, and he says that it'll pick up directly after the events of the first film, with Charlie Hunnam reprising the role of Raleigh Becket and Rinko Kikuchi returning as Mako Mori.

    "Some people were wondering if we were going to do the prequel. I was never interested in doing that first wave of invasion,” del Toro said. “I’m going for very new, very crazy ideas on the second one, which are very different from the first one — but you will get really great spectacle."

    What are you waiting for, Legendary?! Give this bad boy the green light!!

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    New Dominion Art Raises Hell on Earth

    Mon, 06/09/2014 - 13:09

    June 19th marks the premiere of the Syfy series "Dominion," based on Scott Stewart's 2010 film Legion. In the meantime, check out a snazzy new piece of art for the upcoming series, which makes for a pretty heavenly Facebook cover photo!

    "Dominion" premieres Thursday, June 19, on Syfy (9-10 pm ET/PT).

    The series stars Christopher Egan ("Kings"), Tom Wisdom (300), Roxanne McKee ("Game of Thrones"), Alan Dale ("Lost"), Anthony Stewart Head ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), and Luke Allen-Gale ("The Borgias"). It follows the perilous journey of a rebellious young soldier, set against a backdrop of the ultimate celestial battle as it touches down on earth.

    About "Dominion"
    Based on characters from the hit theatrical film Legion (2010), "Dominion" is an epic supernatural drama set in the year 25 A.E. In this transformed post–apocalyptic future an army of lower angels, assembled by the archangel Gabriel, has waged a war of possession against mankind. The archangel Michael, turning against his own kind, has chosen to side with humanity against Gabriel. Rising out of the ashes of the 25-year battle are newly fortified cities which protect the human survivors. In Vega (formerly Las Vegas), the largest of these cities, two houses vie for control; and the stage is set for political upheaval and a dangerous power shift. Meanwhile, a rebellious young soldier begins a perilous journey as the war between the human race and the fallen angels hell-bent on their domination escalates.

    "Dominion," produced by Universal Cable Productions and Bold Films, is executive produced by Vaun Wilmott, Todd Slavkin, and Darren Swimmer, along with executive producers Scott Stewart, who co-wrote and directed the feature film Legion, Michael Litvak, and David Lancaster of Bold Films, who produced the original film. Film Afrika serves as the local production entity in South Africa.

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    Exclusive: Ken Kirzinger Talks Vehicular Slaughter in Joy Ride 3: Road Kill

    Mon, 06/09/2014 - 13:00

    1971’s Duel revved the engines of cinematic road-ragers everywhere and put many a vicious vehicle on the old highway to hell. What horror fan doesn’t love The Car, Christine, and Death Proof?

    Those are classics. But what sets the Joy Ride film franchise apart from the rest is that it’s more about the diabolical driver and less about the terrifying truck. Which is not to say the big rig isn’t badass in its own right, but let’s face it: The 18-wheeler isn’t nearly as fun to chat with as actor and stuntman Ken Kirzinger.

    Dread Central: Were you familiar with the Rusty Nail character before stepping into the role?

    Ken Kirzinger: I auditioned for Rusty in Joy Ride 2 but didn’t get the part. Instead it went to a good friend, Mark Gibbon, who I ended up stunt doubling for in the movie. So yes, I was more than familiar. It’s funny how similar the situation was to Freddy vs. Jason.

    DC: We recently chatted with John Jarratt, who also plays a highway murderer (in the Wolf Creek movies). His ongoing schtick is tasteless taunts just before he kills his victims. So, what's Rusty’s defining characteristic?

    KK: A fearless and tireless obsession for seeking personal justice to the extreme.

    DC: Did you have to learn to drive a big rig?

    KK: Yes, I did. Although the great stunt driving sequences belong to Rick Skene, the Stunt Coordinator on the show, and his team. Trust me; it doesn’t handle like my ‘Vette.

    DC: What was one of the more challenging things about the role?

    KK: I have to say there was nothing hard about this. It was fun, the people were fantastic, and I loved playing Rusty.

    DC: Is it just my imagination, or is this the most brutal of the Joy Ride films?

    KK: Yes, this installment has gone way more towards horror. Especially compared to the more psychological thriller based original. Joy Ride 2 was more of a blend, but this one definitely leans more toward the horror genre.

    DC: What's the best kill?

    KK: Ha ha. You are a horror fan. The next one of course! As far as Joy Ride 3 goes… you tell me.

    DC: Well, I wouldn’t say it’s a spoiler since it’s the first kill. But the way it’s all set up, really, er, hooks you. Good, gory stuff.

    Joy Ride 3: Road Kill<./i> is available now via video-on-demand and is coming to home entertainment formats June 17th (DVD, Blu-ray).

    Joy Ride 3 Release Details
    Rusty Nail, the vengeful trucker with a penchant for pain, slams terror into overdrive in this all-new UNRATED chapter of Joy Ride! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment takes road rage to an all new level with JOY RIDE 3: ROAD KILL, arriving on Digital HD June 3 and on Blu-ray and DVD June 17.

    This third hellish installment in the bloody series finds director Declan O’Brien (Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings, Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines) in the driver’s seat for another deadly detour.

    The nightmare begins when a group of young street racers take a desolate shortcut on their way to the Road Rally 1000. But a chance encounter with Rusty soon turns deadly as he stalks, taunts, and tortures his next victims with deranged delight. It’s a full-throttle, pedal-to-the-metal chill ride packed with killer twists and turns!

    Starring Ken Kirzinger (Freddy vs. Jason) as the infamous Rusty Nail, the JOY RIDE 3: ROAD KILL Blu-ray and DVD is loaded with extra features including a variety of deleted scenes, featurettes, behind-the-scenes content, and a gruesome unrated version of the film.

    Special Features

  • Pre-Vis Sequences
  • Road Rage: The Blood, Sweat and Gears of Joy Ride 3
  • Riding Shotgun with Declan: Director’s DIE-aries
  • Finding Large Marge
  • Audio Commentary

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    The Iron Bull Stampedes into Dragon Age: Inquisition

    Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:57

    The slow drips of information continue to trickle out of the coffee machine that is Electronic Arts, letting a few spatterings of info drop into the cancer black decanter ahead of their E3 press conference.

    Following suit with their recent character reveal, they would like you to meet the Christmas morning of violence that is The Iron Bull, the latest addition to the cast of Dragon Age: Inquisition.

    In the screenshot he looms double wide with a weapon slung over his dinosaur back as he laments the number of pieces into which he can divide a foe in a single blow, only to conclude with the promise of more. Couple this with a gargantuan helm, capable of giving Lucifer horn envy, and The Iron Bull has all the makings of a fearsome tank in any adventuring party.

    The Iron Bull comes after the unexpected arrival of precision masochist Sera. The character reveals change the intriguing pace set by EA in the months previous, as they revealed several of the locations players would venture across in their latest quest. These included the winter palace and the fade.

    For all of the professional virgins, like myself, who would rather cast fireball than go on a date, you can see news on Dragon Age: Inquisition during EA’s press conference here today, June 9th, at 12 noon PT. Until then, enjoy your coffee.

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    The RoboCop Saga Continues in New Boom! Studios Ongoing Comic Series

    Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:45

    This year's RoboCop remake failed on a lot of levels, but maybe Boom! Studios will fare better with its upcoming ongoing comic series that continues the storyline of the original film. Here are all the details you need prior to Issue #1's July 2nd release.

    From the Press Release:
    Here at Boom! Studios, the classic 1987 RoboCop film holds a special place in our hearts, so we’re taking the next step to give fans an all-new, ongoing RoboCop series set in that very world.

    Writer Joshua Williamson (Nailbiter, Ghosted) and artist Carlos Magno (Planet of the Apes, Deathmatch) craft a story of crime and corruption that fans of Gotham Central, Stray Bullets, and Incognito will enjoy, bringing the grittiness of RoboCop and Old Detroit to four-color life with an intensity never seen before.

    “Joshua and Carlos are joining forces to bring us the RoboCop we love,” said Boom! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “These guys are both such wonderful creators, and I can tell you the first issue of this series had our bullpen doing backflips in excitement. We pick up right where the first movie leaves off, set in the dark, corrupt, complex world of RoboCop—a world that’s rife with so many storytelling possibilities. Fans of the original film should consider picking this up a Prime Directive.”

    Dive into the harsh world of Old Detroit with RoboCop and his partner, Anne Lewis, following the events of the original film. A deadly and charismatic criminal, Killian, is released from jail. He went into the slammer before RoboCop hit the streets, and now he wants to take out the biggest cop in the city. When OCP wants to take guns off the street, Killian sees it as his opportunity to take on the former Alex Murphy.

    RoboCop #1 arrives in comic shops on July 2nd with a cover price of $3.99. The issue ships with a main cover by Goñi Montes (Clive Barker's Next Testament) and incentive covers available from Carlos Magno and Alexis Ziritt (Loki: Ragnarok and Roll). See all three below.

    Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from Boom! Studios.

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    A Horde of News for The Witcher 3

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 16:32

    The bird wrenches in the eye socket; squelches and snappings emanate from the cavity just before it spews out the back of the skull. My jaw was already agape in petrified adulation, but this was just the appetizer for the big news found in the pre-E3 trailer for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, released today.

    The real shrimp and lobster of the video came at its end - The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, February 24, 2015.

    Finally, a release date for the most anticipated RPG of the near future. This was all revealed via press conference by CD Projekt Red at 2 pm ET today.

    This came with the announcement that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is now available to be pre-ordered here!

    It was accompanied with news that the standard edition of the game will come with additional items such as stickers, a game map, Witcher Universe-The Compendium, and a game soundtrack.

    The collector's edition contains everything found in the standard edition and features a four-pound polystone statuette of the game’s hero, Geralt, battling a gryphon; a medallion; a one-of-a-kind steel box; and a 200-page art book, all of which are contained in a collector’s box.

    The trailer broke a long lull in information or content from the developer since news of its delay from a fall 2014 release earlier this year. The trailer contains many hints at what will be featured in the upcoming game. Graphically, it appears to be a masterpiece. The cut scene visuals look nothing short of magical.

    In the trailer a behemoth bear is displayed in attack mode, and each strand of its brown fur can be seen waving independently as it charges the camera. With the footage appearing to be in-game, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt looks to deliver a rich graphical experience.

    A tidbit of story is revealed as a ruler tells of a mysterious woman who has returned after many years and has the ever sadistic wild hunt chasing her. Geralt is charged with locating her so that the royalty may give her what she deserves.

    A foreboding voice hints at a prophecy and an element of choice in the game’s storyline. Warning: Every decision you make will bring devastation. Each choice will lead to a greater evil.

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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    Eva Green Talks About the Sin City Side-Boob Massacre

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 16:11

    We told you a few days ago that the MPAA was disturbed by the dark circular, barely visible appearance of Eva Green's nipple as well as her side-boob on the latest poster for Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For. Today we have the approved artwork as well as comments from Green herself.

    "Oh, my God, I heard about that," she tells Vanity Fair regarding the uproar. "I find it a bit odd. It seems like it’s all just publicity—a lot of noise for nothing. You have so many more violent things in the movie business, and this is kind of soft."

    She continues, "I’m not naked. It’s suggested. I find it really sexy, actually. It’s kind of beautiful. But if it shocks people, I don’t know what to do about it. I don’t want to upset anybody. I don’t want to be seen as just the femme fatale or put into some silly box. I hope that people will have enough imagination."

    Check out the "offensive" poster below along with the approved one.


    Banned.


    Approved.

    Following the groundbreaking film that grossed $160 million worldwide, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For reunites Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller for the next chapter in this trailblazing series.

    Weaving together stunning visuals with an uncompromising, hard-boiled plot, the film promises more lurid tales from the various residents of Basin City. With a star-studded cast that includes the legendary Bruce Willis (Pulp Fiction), Academy Award nominee Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler), Academy Award nominee Josh Brolin (Milk), Jessica Alba (Spy Kids 4), and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises), Sin City: A Dame to Kill For ensures an experience like no other!

    The film will be released by Dimension Films in the US and Canada on August 22, 2014.

    Synopsis
    Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller's visually stunning Sin City graphic novels back to the screen in SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. Weaving together two of Miller's classic stories with new tales, the town's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants. SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR is the follow-up to Rodriguez and Miller's 2005 groundbreaking film FRANK MILLER'S SIN CITY.




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    Ghostbusters Returns to Theaters in August; 30th Anniversary Blu-ray Set on the Way!

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 15:42

    Back in 2011 Ghostbusters embarked on a bit of a theatrical revival, playing on screens across the country. I was lucky enough to experience the film on the big screen with an audience of fellow super fans, and it was quite frankly the geek equivalent of a religious experience...

    One that I hope every fan of the film gets to experience at least once in their lifetime.

    From the Press Release
    Sony Pictures Entertainment will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its blockbuster franchise Ghostbusters with a series of special events and home entertainment releases. As a highlight of the celebration, the original 1984 film has been restored and remastered in 4K and will be returning to the big screen, in over 700 locations in the United States and Canada, for a limited engagement starting August 29 (Labor Day weekend).

    Commenting on the announcement, Rory Bruer, president, Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures, said, “Ghostbusters is still one of our studio’s most beloved franchises – I was lucky enough to work on the release of the film on its first run, so it’s a real thrill for me to see that it’s still connecting with audiences everywhere. On the big screen or in home entertainment, this is a great movie to experience again and again.”

    Following the theatrical release of the film, on September 16, fans will be able to own the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray and the Ghostbusters II 25th Anniversary Edition, as that film makes its Blu-ray debut. The Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases of the films will also be available in a two-disc anniversary edition Blu-ray™ Digibook including both films, as well as a Limited Edition gift set that includes an exclusive collectible Slimer figurine and the two-disc Digibook. This special gift set will only be available for a very limited time, with the collectible Slimer figurine being a true must-have for fans. Both films have been fully restored and remastered in 4K and will be presented in high definition on Blu-ray from those 4K sources.

    Both the Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II Blu-rays come loaded with exclusive bonus materials, including revealing conversations with director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd, as well as never-before-seen deleted scenes from Ghostbusters II and more. The Ghostbusters anniversary edition features the original music video of the Oscar® nominated song “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr., while Ghostbusters II includes the original music video for “On Our Own” by Bobby Brown. In addition, Ghostbusters will contain all previously released legacy content, commentary and an interactive Slimer Mode, offering fans a picture-in-picture graphical viewing experience.

    “To celebrate this milestone anniversary, we wanted to create something new and collectible for fans. These new Ghostbusters Blu-rays will feature the highest quality presentation along with new content that reflects the rich history of this iconic franchise,” said Lexine Wong, Senior Executive Vice President, Worldwide Marketing, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

    Today also marks the premiere of the new website, GHOSTBUSTERS.COM, where fans can access new franchise offerings, including collectible merchandise, music, and more. Fans can register for updates, unique video content, as well as Ghostbusters news.

    There will also be a slew of new merchandise from Sony Pictures Consumer Products to be released. Collaborations include Lego, Mattel, Funko, Mad Engine and other select items to help celebrate the occasion. In addition, SPCP partnered with Gallery 1988 to create a once-in a lifetime experience, displaying original paintings, limited edition prints, and sculptures inspired by the film.

    Finally, Legacy Recordings / Sony Music Entertainment, will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the iconic Ghostbusters soundtrack with multiple collectible vinyl LP releases this year.

    Fans can follow the action on social media with the hashtag #GB30 or visiting the following sites:

    Ghostbusters on Instagram
    Ghostbusters on Facebook
    Ghostbusters on Twitter
    Ghostbusters on Pintrest

    Directed and produced by Ivan Reitman (Meatballs, Stripes), with the screenplay written by Dan Aykroyd (My Girl) and Harold Ramis (Knocked Up), GHOSTBUSTERS is listed as No. 28 on the AFI’s List of America’s Funniest Movies. Bill Murray (Stripes), Dan Aykroyd (Blues Brothers), and Sigourney Weaver (Aliens) star, along with Harold Ramis (Groundhog Day), and Rick Moranis (Honey I Shrunk the Kids). Ernie Hudson (TV’s “Oz”) and Annie Potts (TV’s “Designing Women”) also star in the films.

    Ghostbusters Synopsis
    University parapsychologists Dr. Peter Venkman (Murray), Dr. Raymond Stanz (Aykroyd) and Dr. Egon Spengler (Ramis) lose a research grant when their experiment methodology is proven to be bogus. The team decides to go into business for themselves and open ‘Ghostbusters,’ a ghost removal service. After struggling to get on their feet, they are summoned to investigate the strange happenings in Dana Barrett’s (Weaver) Central Park West apartment. What they discover is that all Manhattan is being besieged by ghosts and other worldly demons through a portal in her building.

    Ghostbusters II Synopsis
    Supernatural superstars Peter Venkman (Murray), Dr. Raymond Stanz (Aykroyd) and Dr. Egon Spengler (Ramis) spring back into action when the infant son of Dana Barrett (Weaver) becomes the target of a powerful demonic force. Reunited with their industrious secretary Janine (Potts) and the nerdy, near-sighted Louis (Moranis), the ‘heroes of the hereafter’ must put a stop to an enormous underground river ready to rot the roots of the entire Big Apple.

    Ghostbusters Special Features

  • NEW! Who You Gonna Call: A Ghostbusters Retrospective - Roundtable Discussion with Director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd (Part 1)
  • NEW! Poster Art Gallery – Gallery 1988 artwork
  • NEW! “Ghostbusters” Music Video – Ray Parker, Jr.

    Legacy Content:

  • Slimer Mode – Picture in Picture and Trivia Track
  • Commentary w/ Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis & Joe Medjuck
  • 10 Deleted Scenes
  • 1984 Featurette
  • Cast and Crew Featurette
  • SFX Team Featurette
  • Multi-Angles
  • Ecto-1: Resurrecting the Classic Car
  • Ghostbusters Garage: Ecto-1 Gallery Storyboard Comparisons

    Ghostbusters II Special Features

  • NEW! Time Is But A Window: Ghostbusters II and Beyond - Roundtable Discussion with Director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd (Part 2)
  • NEW! Deleted Scenes
  • NEW! “On Our Own” Music Video – Bobby Brown

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    Josh Boone Talks Making The Stand a 3-Hour, R-Rated Movie

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 15:34

    While doing press for The Fault in Our Stars, opening this weekend, director Josh Boone was asked about The Stand, which he is slated to direct; and he had some optimistic words for fans of the massive Stephen King novel.

    "We’re gonna do one, three-hour, R-rated version with an amazing A-list cast across the board," Boone (pictured) told Vulture. "Every single one of those characters will be somebody you recognize and somebody you relate to. And it’s gonna be awesome."

    He continued, "I’m really excited. It’s the most exciting thing I’ve ever got to do in my entire life. If 12-year-old me had ever known that one day I’d be doing this, to even just go back and look at that kid, I’d be like, 'Keep doing what you’re doing!' It’s just crazy. I’ve met so many actors over the years... when I met Stephen King, I hugged him with tears in my eyes. He meant that much to me when I was young. I still say everything I learned about writing I learned from Stephen King. I don’t read screenplays. I don’t read screenplay how-to books. It’s always just establish the character. Establish the character."

    Cast thus far is Boone's Fault co-star Nat Wolff, and we expect more announcements soon.

    The Stand, which is being produced by Jimmy Miller and Roy Lee for Warner Bros. and CBS Films, is a story of good versus evil after a virus wipes out most of the American population. It features dozens of characters (including such memorable ones as the Trashcan Man and Mother Abigail) and overlapping storylines running over many years as it tells of a group of survivors fighting the Antichrist-like Randall Flagg.

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    Severin Films Announces Trio of July Blu-ray Releases: Bloody Birthday, The Baby, and Bloody Moon

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 15:27

    It's always an exciting thing when horror flicks hit Blu-ray for the very first time, and Severin Films has three such debuts in store for us on July 8, inviting us to a Bloody Birthday, allowing us to hold The Baby, and encouraging us to howl at the Bloody Moon.

    Read on for complete release details for all three!

    Bloody Birthday Synopsis
    Get ready for the rarely seen slasher classic from the 80s that may also be the most disturbing "killer kids" movies in grindhouse history: Three babies are simultaneously born in the same hospital at the peak of a full solar eclipse. Ten years later, these adorable youngsters suddenly begin a kiddie killing spree of stranglings, shootings, stabbings, beatings, and beyond. Can the town's grown-ups stop these pint-sized serial killers before their blood-soaked birthday bash? K.C. Martel (E.T., "Growing Pains"), Joe Penny ("Jake and The Fat Man"), Michael Dudikoff (American Ninja), screen legends Susan Strasberg and José Ferrer, and MTV vixen Julie Brown,whose nude bedroom dance remains a landmark of celebrity skin, star in this still-controversial shocker from director Ed Hunt (The Brain, Diary of a Sinner), featuring an HD transfer from the original vault elements.

    Special Features:

  • Audio Interview with Director Ed Hunt
  • Don't Eat the Cake! Interview with Star Lori Lethin
  • A Brief History of Slasher Films Featurette

    The Baby Synopsis
    An A-list director. A jaw-dropping storyline. And depraved depictions of suburban violence, 70s fashions, and "sick love". The result remains one of the most disturbing movies in Hollywood history: Anjanette Comer (The Loved One) stars as an idealistic L.A. County social worker who investigates the case of Mrs. Wadsworth (former 50s starlet Ruth Roman of Strangers on a Train fame), her two buxom daughters, and son "Baby", a mentally-disabled man who sleeps in a crib, eats in a high-chair, crawls, bawls, and wears diapers. But what secrets of unnatural attachment - and sexual obsession - are all of these women hiding? Marianna Hill (The Godfather Part II) and Michael Pataki (Grave of the Vampire) co-star in this psychotic stunner from director Ted Post (Magnum Force, Beneath the Planet of the Apes), restored from the original film negative for the first time ever on Blu-ray.

    Special Features:

  • Audio Interview with Director Ted Post
  • Audio Interview with Star David Mooney
  • Theatrical Trailer

    Bloody Moon Synopsis
    As the "body count" genre stabbed its way into audiences' hearts in the early '80s, EuroTrash auteur Jess Franco (Sadomania, Mansion of the Living Dead) was asked to create his own saga of slaughtered schoolgirls complete with gratuitous nudity, graphic violence, and gory set pieces. But just when you thought you'd seen it all, Franco shocked the world by delivering surprising style, genuine suspense, and a cavalcade of depravity that includes incest, voyeurism, and roller disco. The luscious Olivia Pascal of Vanessa fame stars in this twisted thriller that was banned in England yet is now presented uncut and uncensored - including the complete "stone mill power saw" sequence - for the first time ever on Blu-ray!

    Special Features:

  • Franco Moon - Interview with Director Jess Franco
  • Theatrical Trailer

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