Starring Jemaine Clement, Taika Watiti, Jonathan Brugh
Directed by Jemaine Clement, Taika Watiti
Distributed by The Orchard
The lengths I’ll personally go to in order to convince myself that the next horror/comedy will be a colossal failure is pretty extensive – suspension of disbelief, unwillingness to completely enjoy a little goofy humor, to verbally dissecting the characters down to a cellular level are just a few of the sadistic tactics in my toolkit. Whether knocking it down to a small fragment of itself can at times become a detriment for the most part, as far as some of the more recent attempts have been proven…that is until I scanned my peepers across What We Do In The Shadows, the latest laugh-fest from directing duo Jemaine Clement and Taika Watiti.
The movie follows a quartet of centuries-old vampires, each with their own personalities and hang-ups – we’ve got Viago (Watiti): the bumbling vanity fair dandy, Vadislav (Clement): the brutish playboy of the group, Deacon (Brugh): the rebellious nightstalker, and Petyr (Ben Fransham): a Nosferatu-clone who sleeps in a tomb in the basement of their “home”, a mansion-esque estate that has seen its better days. It still stands to this day, and it is the arena for the everyday bickering and “Real World” like disagreements about undone dishes, messes left in the rooms, and unattended house meetings. Their everyday struggles are legit, and they’re only too willing to discuss them in POV fashion to a camera crew that is tagging along to document the lives of vampires striving to make the most out of their modern surroundings. While the quartet of bloodsuckers live a humbling existence in front of the cameras, showcasing them as the furthest threat imaginable, a new prospect named Nick (Cori-Gonzalez Macuer) is brought in via the noshing fangs of Petyr.
Nick immediately becomes a polarizing entity in the home as he not only learns the ropes, but teaches his masters the ins and outs of the modern life: which nightclubs to hit up for fresh victims, and introducing his human friend Stu, a computer genius into the fray. Each and every character plays off of each other to perfection, and it consequently sets up some hilarious instances – for example:the most simple of disagreements between two of the nightcrawlers turns into an amusing mid-air tussle, and Viago just can’t seem to get that jugular spray under control when he bites a potential victim. All along the way in the film we’re treated to not only a historical look at the typical vampire, but a satirical look at their actions as well – it works on a number of levels, and there are more than enough moments that will give you a sore gut from laughing too much.
All in all, these “shadows” provide just the right amount of darkness, but contain equal rays of light that will make even the most picky of horror/comedy detractors grin with their fangs out.
Not much to go on here just yet but Deadline is reporting that Dreamworks has preemptively purchased an original ghost story pitch from Carter Blanchard, the scribe who most recently rewrote what is the shooting draft of Independence Day 2.
The site goes on to say that the pitch is best described as a full on ghost story rooted in classic Amblin story telling. Blanchard previously sold his time travel story Glimmer to the studio in a heated bidding war.
Like we said… not much to go on. Stay tuned.
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Jeremy Gilbert has had quite a journey on “The Vampire Diaries.” From brother to friend to hunter… this new trailer for Thursday night’s Episode 6.14, “Stay,” covers them all. Check it out as we prepare to say goodbye to series regular Steven R. McQueen.
“The Vampire Diaries” Episode 6.14 – “Stay” (2/12/15)
GOODBYE, MYSTIC FALLS — It’s Jeremy’s (Steven R. McQueen) last day in Mystic Falls, and Elena (Nina Dobrev) puts on a brave face as they reminisce about their past.
Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Caroline (Candice Accola) find themselves growing closer as they prepare Caroline’s family cabin for her mother to live out her final days. While packing up her office, Sheriff Forbes (guest star Marguerite MacInytre) turns to Damon (Ian Somerhalder) for help solving one of her remaining open cases involving Elena’s parents.
Elsewhere, when a violent confrontation with Enzo (Michael Malarkey) leaves Jeremy wondering whether he should leave or not, Matt (Zach Roerig) finds his own life on the line after Enzo lures him and Sarah Salvatore (guest star Tristan Mays) into his dangerous plan.
Lastly, Caroline rushes to the hospital after learning her mother has taken a turn for the worse. Chris Grismer directed the episode written by Brian Young and Caroline Dries.
Related Story: The Vampire Diaries: Four Stills from Episode 6.14 – Stay
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Another found footage anthology is on its way in The Fear Project, and right now we have your first details, artwork, and more! Read on for the goods.
Featuring segments from indie directors Dion Cavallaro, Kenny Collins, Alex Deck, Owen Mulligan, Tobias Nilsson, and Paul Evans Thomas, The Fear Project stars Dion Cavallaro (The Secluded House, Apparition of Evil), Jay Vos (The Smog), Alex Deck, Cain Harrip (Apparition of Evil, The Eidolon State), Brad Jones (The Cinema Snob), Nathan Head (Theatre of Fear, Apparition of Evil), Joel Richardson (The Secluded House, Apparition of Evil), Paul Evans Thomas (The Eidolon State), Owen Mulligan (Dead Static), Michael Ian Sugrue, Tanner Weed, Caleb Bast, Alison Hell Katatonic, and Loyal Ploof.
After their friend becomes the latest victim in a chain of throat-slashing murders, two young men go to the scene of the crime to investigate. While there, they discover a room lined wall-to-wall with old television sets and a plethora of terrifying videos, each containing a piece of the puzzle. What they ultimately discover will change their lives forever.
A very intriguing sounding book is heading our way February 24th from St. Martin’s Griffin entitled The Uncanny Reader: Stories from the Shadows, edited by Marjorie Sandor, and we have all the details right here.
This upcoming short story anthology takes a look at the unease in fiction and fills in the gaps of genres we commonly know as sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal, and magical realism. It features stories that cross borders of time and place written by several well-known authors from the 1800s to today – including Edgar Allan Poe, Shirley Jackson, H.P. Lovecraft, Jonathon Carroll, and Aimee Bender.
Check out the synopsis and cover art below, and if it piques your interest, pre-order your copy from the EvilShop now.
From the deeply unsettling to the possibly supernatural, these thirty-one border-crossing stories from around the world explore the uncanny in literature and delve into our increasingly unstable sense of self, home, and planet. The Uncanny Reader: Stories from the Shadows opens with “The Sand-man,” E.T.A. Hoffmann’s 1817 tale of doppelgangers and automatons—a tale that inspired generations of writers and thinkers to come.
Stories by 19th and 20th century masters of the uncanny—including Edgar Allan Poe, Franz Kafka, H.P. Lovecraft, and Shirley Jackson—form a foundation for sixteen award-winning contemporary authors, established and new, whose work blurs the boundaries between the familiar and the unknown.These writers come from Egypt, France, Germany, Japan, Poland, Russia, Scotland, England, Sweden, the United States, Uruguay, and Zambia—although their birthplaces are not always the terrains they plumb in their stories, nor do they confine themselves to their own eras.
Contemporary authors include: Chris Adrian, Joyce Carol Oates, Aimee Bender, Mansoura Ez-Eldin, Jonathon Carroll, Joan Aiken, John Herdman, Kelly Link, Steven Millhauser, Kate Bernheimer, Steve Stern, Karen Russell, Jean-Christophe Duchon-Doris, Yoko Ogawa, Dean Paschal, Namwali Serpell, and Karen Tidbeck.
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Seven former sisters of the Alpha Kappa Pi sorority and their fabulous gay BFF reunite for a getaway weekend to celebrate a birthday. A few margaritas into the first night, a dark secret is revealed… The cabin they’ve rented is the site of a gruesome mass murder of teenage girls on a sleepover 15 years earlier. Needless to say, the sorority sisters get picked off one by one, and as their number dwindles, so too does their trust in one another.
Crazy Bitches, which debuted to an audience of 800 at Hollywood’s historic John Anson Ford Amphitheatre at Outfest 2014, has since screened in several festivals and will be released on DVD and Blu-ray just in time for Valentine’s Day. It was written and directed by Jane Clark (2014’s award-winning drama Meth Head), and we were lucky enough to catch up with her and haze her with our oh so hard-hitting line of questions:
Dread Central: With a title like Crazy Bitches, how do you explain what this movie is about to people who have never heard of it?
Jane Clark: Well, here’s the fun truth. Whether I’m at a party or a business meeting, when someone asks me what I’m working on and I say, “I just finished a movie called Crazy Bitches,” the response 99% of the time is, “I’ve got to see that.” Usually followed by “I am a crazy bitch” or “My girlfriends and I are crazy bitches.” Or “I know one of those.”
After that, if they want to know what the movie is about, I give them the logline: Seven women and one fab gay guy go to a remote ranch for some R&R, but things go horribly wrong when one by one they are killed by their own vanity.
That usually seals the deal.
DC: I love that you have Guinevere Turner in your movie! Did you know her before, and what’s she like to work with, especially since she is a writer-actor like yourself?
JC: I met Guinevere at a party. We got into a nice long conversation, but neither of us knew the other. Then one of our mutual friends said, “Guinevere, Jane’s making a movie called Crazy Bitches.” And Guinevere said, “I have to be in that.” And our friend said, “Jane, you HAVE to put Guinevere in your movie.” I was like, “Stop badgering me!” Casting is hugely important to me, and I am never going to just stick someone in a movie. But Guinevere is pretty hard to say “no” to, and I had a role open. I finally caved. Besides, by then I’d watched a few things and realized she’s a really good actress. Plus, she had the dainty fragility I had written for the character, and subversively, I loved that this lesbian icon plays a character teetering on homophobia.
I will admit I was a little nervous sending her the script because she’s also an awesome writer. And I breathed again when she emailed and said, “Okay, this is great, and I have to do it.” After that she put her writer aside, and from rehearsal through production Guinevere showed up as an actor ready to work. She’s easy, intuitive, and receptive to direction – all the things I treasure in an actor. I’m looking forward to many more films with her in the future. We’re even toying with a project that she’d write, I’d direct, and we would produce together.
DC: There’s more than just Crazy Bitches in this movie… there are a few dumb dudes as well. Can you talk a little bit about how you shaped the male characters and which one is your fave?
JC: Each of the dumb dudes were written for a friend so… not that I’m saying they are dumb, just… oy. Let me start over. I thought about all the lovely qualities each of the actors brought to the table, and I wrote the opposite. Seriously. I thought each would like the opportunity to play something a little against their truth. As to my fave? I love them all for different reasons and all the actors are terrific, but I’d have to say Gareth, the randy ranch hand played by Blake Berris. Mostly because he says some of the most ridiculous lines that I just think are funny.
DC: I see elements of Urban Legends, “Desperate Housewives,” and Friday the 13th in Crazy Bitches… but you’re the writer so please talk a little about your influences and how they manifest in the story as the movie plays out.
JC: Friday the 13th was the first horror movie I ever saw. It was a stay-at-home date, pizza and a movie sort of thing, and it worked just as I am sure the guy planned it. I screamed and grabbed on to him and tucked my head on his chest when it got too scary. That experience was definitely an influencer. I would say the Scream series, most specifically the first one, were influences. I also really love the old school films like The Shining and The Omen, which leaned more on tension rather than gore. And one of my all time favorite films is Pan’s Labyrinth, which strangely enough, I didn’t recall was categorized as horror until I started researching genre films. In all honesty, though, I didn’t seek out horror to watch, nor did I ever imagine that I would make a horror film. Once the idea popped into my head, though, I went back and watched a mother lode of genre movies to educate myself and to figure out what worked in other films and what didn’t so I could apply it to my own project. Since Crazy Bitches is also a comedy with a Mean Girls edge, I also had in mind films like Bridesmaids and Heathers.
DC: The press release says, “Perfect for Valentine’s Day!” Um… I disagree. I know that the PR is often different from what the writer-director might have intended… so, what do you think about how the movie is being presented, and who is the ideal audience?
JC: The downside to being a truly indie filmmaker is that you do everything yourself. The upside is you get to do everything yourself! Though our distributor, Gravitas Ventures, has had an influence on marketing materials like the poster, my producing partner and I came up with the Valentine’s Day release idea because after many festival screenings, people talked about the movie’s playfulness and sex appeal. Then we looked at the calendar, and it was Friday, the 13th of February! So we planted a stake in it.
It might seem counter-intuitive to watch a horror movie on what is traditionally a hearts and chocolates day, and yes, there are some gruesome and at times creepy kills (one slow death scene still creeps me out after watching it dozens of times), but I see that as a Valentine’s lube, if you will. It’s like watching Friday the 13th with my date and snuggling up. I mean, why not watch a film that a) gives you jump-out-of-your-seat moments and squirm-in-your seat murders geared to cause the covering of eyes and clinging of bodies and b) makes your lover a little horny. And if you don’t have a lover, screw it. Get your friends together, have a cocktail or two, and laugh your asses off while you watch a bunch of bitches get whacked. Either way it’s all good.
You’ll be able to find the film On Demand via Time Warner, Comcast, Cox, AT&T U-verse, and Dish Network among other platforms and on iTunes, Amazon, and more beginning Friday, February 13, 2015.
Crazy Bitches, a comedic horror film with a heart, is the perfect, sexy way to spend Valentine’s Day. The film was written and directed by Jane Clark (2014’s award-winning drama Meth Head) and stars the following “bitches:” Candis Cayne (“Dirty Sexy Money”), Guinevere Turner (American Psycho, “The L Word”), Cathy DeBuono (Along Came Lola, web series “We Have to Stop Now”), Blake Berris (“Days of our Lives”), Samantha Colburn (Best Night Ever), Andy Gala (Outsourced), Liz McGeever (The Conjurer), Victoria Profeta (North Country), Nayo Wallace (“Shameless”), and Mary Jane Wells (How to Train Your Dragon 2).
Seven women – sisters of the Alpha Kappa Pi sorority – and their gay best friend reunite for a weekend to celebrate their pal Alice’s birthday. But at the remote ranch where they settle for leisurely days of gossip, girl time, and grub, something soon seems amiss.
A number of margaritas into the first night, a dark secret is revealed. The cabin is the site of a gruesome mass murder of teenage girls on a sleepover 15 years earlier. Blood still stains the floor under new carpets, and the killer still runs free.
The women take the ghost story for what it seems – a tall tale on a stormy night – and at first, the story only adds to the romance of the ranch. One girl sneaks off with the hired hand. Another seeks to rekindle her old college flame. But after a third turns up – dead – the story no longer seems silly, and sex is the last thing on anyone’s mind.
One by one they are cut down, victims of the particular vanities they flaunt in each other’s faces. Soon the girls turn on each other, accusing one another of jealousy and murder. As the fun-filled weekend turns into a race against death, they wonder: Which Crazy Bitch will make it out alive?
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We’re keeping a close eye on Trevor Matthews’ directorial debut, Girl House, which begins its limited theatrical and VOD release from eOne Films over Valentine’s weekend; and if you are too, you can check out the film’s soundtrack by tomandandy right now! It releases digitally TODAY, followed a month later by the CD. You’ll find all the details, including the full track listing, below.
From the Press Release:
Lakeshore Records will release GIRL HOUSE – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on February 10th and on CD March 10, 2015. The album features the film’s original score by tomandandy (The Strangers, The Mothman Prophecies) along with an original track performed by Slaine, who portrays Loverboy in the film.
“We tried to develop a suspenseful tone while avoiding cliché. The themes of the film, while obviously contemporary, are also connected to primal human experiences; and it was dark fun for us juxtaposing terror and imbalance with the trappings of modern internet life,” said tomandandy.
tomandandy is a music production company. While they are best known for their work scoring films, their portfolio includes records and art installations as well as music for television commercials and television programs. Andy Milburn was born in Texas and went to Princeton University for undergraduate as well as graduate work. Thomas Hajdu was born in Canada and moved to the US to work on his graduate studies at Princeton University.
Milburn and Hajdu moved to New York after Princeton and started collaborating with film director Mark Pellington at MTV. tomandandy quickly grew, and they built a number of recording studios in New York and later in Los Angeles. Their film credits include Resident Evil: Afterlife, Killing Zoe, Arlington Road, The Rules of Attraction, The Hills Have Eyes, and The Mothman Prophecies; they have worked with artists including U2, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, David Byrne, William Burroughs, Alicia Keyes, and Wes Borland. They’ve also worked with several directors including Roger Avary, Oliver Stone, Mark Pellington, Paul Anderson, Alex Aja, and Bryan Bertino and film producers including Mark Gordon, Greg Shapiro, Jeremy Bolt, Robert Kulzer, and Howard Gordon.
GIRL HOUSE follows a beautiful young college student who, needing money for tuition, moves into a house that streams content to an X-rated website. After a deranged fan hacks in to determine the house’s location, she finds herself in a terrifying fight for her life.
“We really enjoyed the thoughtful and engaging process of working with Trevor Matthews [director] and Nick Gordon [writer],” said tomandandy. “We had meaningful dialogue from the spotting session to the ‘Loverboy’ theme at the beginning of the film until the ending. Their take on the implications of technology and society [was] very interesting, and we were excited to help accentuate that by creating music that was at times technologically influenced, yet often traditionally orchestrated. Our goal was to help to support the visceral experience they captured.”
Brookstreet Pictures presents GIRL HOUSE in theaters on February 13, 2015. GIRL HOUSE – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available digitally on February 10th and on CD March 10, 2015.
1. The Enemy – Supreme Villain (Slaine & Madchild) featuring Rite Hook
2. VHS Sex – Com Truise
3. Good Vibrations – Todd Michael Schultz
4. Let It Be Known – Jesse Rhodes
5. Mountain City Anchor – Connor Scott
6. Love Me So Bad – Jesse Rhodes
7. Way Of The World – Jack Gravina (ft. Quinn Barbini)
8. Loverboy – tomandandy
9. The First Time – tomandandy
10. In The Shower – tomandandy
11. Control Room – tomandandy
12. Loverboy Attacks the House – tomandandy
13. It’s Always Quiet Before a Storm – tomandandy
14. First Kill – tomandandy
15. Let’s Hack the System – tomandandy
16. Hope? – tomandandy
17. No Cameras – tomandandy
Trevor Matthews, who also produced the film, starred in Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer and The Shrine. Girl House was written by Nick Gordon and stars Ali Cobrin (Showtime’s “Look,” Neighbors, American Reunion), Adam DiMarco (Radio Rebel), Slaine (MC in hip hop supergroup La Coka Nostra), and a bevy of smoking hot girls including Chasty Ballesteros (Final Destination 5, The Internship, Casting Couch) and Erin Agostino (“18 to Life,” You Are So Undead).
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From now until the release of our fan-driven anthology with Ruthless Pictures, you’ll be able to find a clip from Zombieworld right here every Tuesday! On tap today a clip that sheds light on a new breed of the undead!
Zombieworld was put together for one reason and one reason only… okay, two. First and foremost is to give indie filmmakers a spotlight to get their stuff seen on a worldwide scale, and thanks to RLJ Entertainment and Image Entertainment, that’s exactly what it’s going to do. The second reason… FUN!
What we have here is a grab bag of zombie-themed mayhem that’s home to something for everyone. From the insanely absurd to the dead serious, Zombieworld proves it has guts to spare, and hopefully that means you’ll have a great time watching it. You just never know what you’re going to see next, and that’s that beauty of it!
Zombieworld Release Details:
Image Entertainment, in association with Dread Central, announces the DVD and digital download release of Zombieworld. The no-holds-barred, post-apocalyptic film will be available on DVD for an SRP of $27.97 on February 24, 2015.
Zombieworld is a collection of short films focusing on survivors across the world as they struggle to overcome horrifying circumstances when a pandemic brings forth a zombie apocalypse. The collection of blood and guts is brought to life by a group of new and up-and-coming directors from around the world, including Adam Myette O’Brien, Adriàn Cardona, Cameron McCulloch, David Muñoz, Jared Marshall, Jesse Baget, Jonathan Brown, Luke Giudici, Paul Shrimpton, Peter Horn, Tomy Woodard, Vedran Marjanovic, and Zach Ramelan. Each director brings his or her take to a world of mayhem now populated with flesh-eating corpses. Among the brilliant shorts to be included in Zombieworld is Peter Horn and Jared Marshall’s “Dark Times,” a blood-splattered scamper through the woods shot entirely in POV, where zombies, aliens, and even Santa Claus make an appearance.
In Zombieworld there is nowhere to hide…nowhere to run. The zombie apocalypse has come, and our world now belongs to the dead! From Ireland, Canada, Australia, Europe, and all over the U.S., the bone-chilling news reports tell the same gruesome tale: Walking corpses terrorize and devour the living. Only a few desperate humans find the courage to stand and fight for their last chance at survival. But the hordes of undead keep coming, and there’s only one thing on the menu – us.
The DVD will also include the bonus short film “Marathon Apocalypse.”
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It’s been forever since last we had some fresh Halloween news to dole out to you lovable loonies, but with patience comes reward! Read on for the latest on the next return of Michael Myers.
According to THR, Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, the writers behind some of the installments of the hit Saw movies, have been tapped to pen the latest entry of the Halloween horror franchise for Dimension Films.
Malek Akkad, who has been associated with the franchise since the mid-1990s and producing the movies since the 2007 reboot, is producing with Matt Stein. He is the son of Moustapha Akkad, the man who executive produced the original batch of movies.
Rob Zombie directed the reboot and its 2009 follow-up, but no director is attached to the new installment, which has been in development for several years now. Patrick Lussier (My Bloody Valentine) and Todd Famer were at one point working on a Halloween 3D, but since they departed years ago, it’s been quieter than a night in Haddonfield, Illinois.
Sources say it’s not a remake, not a reboot, and not a reimagining. One source said the project is a “recalibration.”
Over the weekend we stayed on alert for a preview of this Friday’s upcoming season (or possibly series) finale of “Constantine,” Episode 1.13, “Waiting for the Man,” and it has finally arrived. You’d think the network might give the show a little push to remind everyone to tune in… or maybe they’ve already given up on it.
In any event, if, like us, you’re hoping there’ll be a second second of the show, be sure to join the #SaveConstantine campaign on social media and let the network know. The current rumor is that Syfy might pick it up and possibly re-brand it so stay tuned!
“Constantine” Episode 1.13 – “Waiting for the Man” (2/13/15; 8-9pm)
A YOUNG GIRL’S ABDUCTION REUNITES JOHN AND JIM CORRIGAN – John (Matt Ryan) and Zed (Angélica Celaya) return to New Orleans when Detective Jim Corrigan (guest star Emmett Scanlan) asks for their help in the case of a missing girl.
Papa Midnite (guest star Michael James Shaw) takes steps toward exacting his revenge on John. Meanwhile, the truth behind the Rising Darkness comes to light. Harold Perrineau also stars.
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The Device, a film we’ve been enjoying here in the States for a while now, is heading to the UK this March from Image Entertainment; and we have all the details you need right here!
The UK DVD arrives March 23rd and will include three audio commentaries.
Deep in the eerie forest lies a mysterious entity waiting to defy nature in a beguiling new psychological sci-fi thriller. Exposing its sinister purpose, the deadly alien invasion on humanity is born in The Device.
Inspired by classic abduction cases, writer and producer John Portanova (The Invoking) skillfully plays on the intrigue of the unknown. Directed by Jeremy Berg, the film stars Angela DiMarco (Trauma), David S. Hogan (Shadowed), and Kate Alden (The Right Place).
When two sisters find a harmless looking object in the woods, they cannot know to what extent it will change their world – and ours – forever. The small black sphere – mysterious, seductive, enticing – conveys a message, a deep, profound biological message that will reshape our world, recasting relationships with the universe beyond our wildest dreams and worst nightmares. It holds the key to our destiny. It holds the secret to a new kind of life. It holds the embryo of a plan of alien invasion. It is so much more than just The Device.
Following its UK premiere at FrightFest 2014, The Sleeping Room, an acclaimed supernatural tale of Victorian revenge, has been acquired for UK release by Second Sight.
The directorial debut of John Shackleton (writer/producer of Panic Button), the film will make its UK debut via On-Demand and Download on 27 April 2015 and DVD on 11 May 2015. Produced by Gareth I. Davies, The Sleeping Room marks Movie Mogul’s second feature.
Orphaned 19 year-old Brighton call girl Blue (Leila Mimmack – “Becoming Human”) is sent by her violent pimp, Freddie (David Sibley – “Downton Abbey”), and his blowsy partner, Cynthia (Julie Graham – Tower Block), to meet a new punter in Brighton, unaware of the horrifying impact it will have on her life.
As Blue begins to fall for the quirky charms of her client, Bill Hepworth (Joseph Beattie – “Hex”), she’s even more intrigued by the grand Regency terraced house that he is renovating, a once infamous Victorian brothel. Together they uncover a secret room that unlocks many dark and terrifying secrets relating to Blue’s murky family past and the death of her mother. A terrible supernatural force is about to be unleashed, and nobody will escape its monstrous power unless a score for a heinous felony is settled.
Awakening demons past and present, Blue is forced to confront her own in this psychological Gothic nightmare that also stars Christopher Adamson (Pirates of the Caribbean), Chris Waller (Fright Night 2), and horror critic Billy Chainsaw.
No artwork has been released yet, but bonus features on the DVD will include:
- “6th Sense” – the original short film by screenwriter Ross Jameson
- FrightFest 2014: Billy Chainsaw in conversation with director John Shackleton
- “Behind the Scenes” featurette
- Behind-the-scenes look at the visual effects
- On-set gallery
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We’re heading into the second half of the second season of “The Originals,” and it’s full steam ahead as a long thought dead member of the family makes her presence known. Check out this sneak peek in which the Mikaelsons react to the return of their sister, Freya.
“The Originals” Episode 2.13 – “The Devil Is Damned” (airs 2/9/15)
FAMILY IS POWER — More dangerous than ever, Vincent (guest star Yusuf Gatewood) remains one step ahead after joining forces with a powerful figure from his past. As the threat to Hope’s life grows stronger, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) realizes he has no choice but to place his trust in his siblings to ensure she remains protected.
Meanwhile, after being presented with an enticing proposition, Kaleb (guest star Daniel Sharman) is forced to make a difficult life or death decision, and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) finds himself in the fight of his life after an unexpected visitor arrives at the safe house.
At the bayou, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) and Jackson (guest star Nathan Parsons) continue to prepare for the unification ritual, but things quickly go awry when they become pawns in Vincent’s dangerous plan. Charles Michael Davis and Leah Pipes also star. Lance Anderson directed the episode written by Christopher Hollier and Julie Plec.
Related Story: Images from The Originals Episode 2.13 – The Devil Is Damned
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Ready for an inside look at tomorrow night’s Episode 6.13 of “The Vampire Diaries,” entitled “The Day I Tried to Live”? Then you’ve come to the right place because we have a preview of the ep with exec producers Julie Plec and Caroline Dries right here!
“The Vampire Diaries” Episode 6.13 – “The Day I Tried to Live” (2/5/15)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BONNIE — Determined to celebrate Bonnie’s (Kat Graham) birthday, Elena (Nina Dobrev) convinces Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) that it’s what Bonnie would have wanted. After piecing the broken ascendant back together, Elena, Jeremy, and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) attempt to send Bonnie a message, but the situation turns dire when they make an unsettling discovery.
Meanwhile, after uncovering Stefan’s (Paul Wesley) secret about his great-niece Sarah Salvatore (guest star Tristan Mays), Enzo (Michael Malarkey) enlists a reluctant Matt (Zach Roerig) to help interfere with her life. Elsewhere, Stefan keeps a close eye on Caroline (Candice Accola) as she unconventionally attempts to cope with everything going on around her.
Lastly, realizing it might be time to move on with his life, Jeremy contemplates leaving Mystic Falls for good. Pascal Verschooris directed the episode written by Chad Fiveash and James Stoteraux.
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Another toothy tale is headed our way from directors Al Franklin and Pamela J. Richardson as Teeth & Blood is getting set to hit DVD on March 10, 2015, via RLJE/Image Entertainment.
Danielle Vega, Glenn Plummer, King Kedar, Michelle Van Der Water, and Sean Christopher star.
A beautiful diva is murdered on the set of horror director Vincent Augustine’s latest film, Chapel Blood. Somewhere between the crime scene and the coroner’s van, the body mysteriously disappears. Meanwhile, the city’s supply of donated blood is being dangerously depleted.
Suspecting a connection between the events, detectives Mike Hung and Sasha Colfax go undercover at the studio to investigate. Their attempt to crack the case quickly turns into a desperate battle for survival when they uncover an age-old war between rival vampire covens that threatens to consume humanity in a final, grisly assault of Teeth & Blood!
Lowell Dean’s insanely fun WolfCop (review) has still yet to make its way Stateside. That all changes on March 10th, however, when a big ol’ howl will be heard in your DVD and Blu-ray collection thanks to RLJE/Image Entertainment!
Written and directed by Lowell Dean, the film stars Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio, Aidan Devine, Jesse Moss, Sarah Lind, Jonathan Cherry, and Corrine Conley.
Officer Lou Garou isn’t the best cop in small-town Woodhaven – in fact, he’s probably the worst. He mostly just looks to avoid anything that could possibly interfere with his goal of getting wasted. One evening during the night shift, Lou investigates a mysterious disturbance at the edge of town and wakes up with a pentagram carved in his chest, heightened senses, and body hair that’s growing at an alarming rate. To solve the mystery of his transformation, he’ll have to take on a case no normal cop would be able to solve, but this half-man, half-beast is not just a cop… he’s a WOLFCOP.
Wondering when you’ll be able to own the new film from Adam Green, Digging Up the Marrow (review)? Well, we have your answer right here! It will be hitting stores online and off on March 24th via RLJE/Image Entertainment!
Don’t wanna wait? We don’t blame you! Read on for the remaining dates for the film’s tour plans!
The “TOURING THROUGH THE MARROW” 2015 tour dates are in! Join writer/director/star Adam Green and artist/executive producer Alex Pardee for a one-of-a-kind special event as they bring DIGGING UP THE MARROW, an audience Q&A, an art exhibit of Alex Pardee’s original artwork that inspired the film, one of their favorite monsters from the film, and exclusive tour merchandise to the following cities:
Thursday, February 12th: San Francisco, CA (Landmark Shattuck)
Monday, February 16th: Boston, MA (Landmark Kendall Square) – Presented by Rock N Shock
Tuesday, February 17th: New York, NY (Landmark Sunshine)
Wednesday, February 18th: Austin, TX (Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar) – Presented by Ain’t It Cool News
Thursday, February 19th: Los Angeles, CA (Landmark Regent)
DIGGING UP THE MARROW opens in Los Angeles at the Laemmle North Hollywood Cinema on Friday, February 20th, where it will run nightly for the next two weeks. It also hits Video On Demand everywhere that same day (including outlets such as iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Xbox, Sony Playstation, VUDU, GooglePlay, and more).
Tickets for the tour will go on sale soon through each cinema directly. Information about VIP ticket options and the awesome merchandise secured by having a VIP ticket will be coming very soon.
And don’t fear… not only will the film theatrically expand to more cities during the week of March 12th (cities TBA), but more special engagement screenings and appearances will be announced soon! If you live in the USA, there is absolutely a way to see this film in February whether it be on the tour, a special engagement, the theatrical release, or on VOD. And then…
The DVD and Blu-ray (packed with special features) releases on March 24th, and you can support the artists directly by pre-ordering your very own copy autographed by Adam Green right here. Want to know even more about this special tour? Listen to the Movie Crypt podcast where Adam Green spills the details right here.
The monsters are coming! See you soon, America!
Starring, written by, and directed by Adam Green and inspired by the artwork of artist Alex Pardee, the film stars Ray Wise (“Twin Peaks,” X-Men First Class), Will Barratt (Frozen), and a roster full of horror genre favorites and iconic artists all appearing as themselves.
When filmmaker Adam Green receives a package from a strange man (Wise) claiming he can prove that monsters exist, he and his crew are taken on a mysterious, fantastical, and terrifying journey into the shadows deep down under the ground below our feet. Digging Up the Marrow is a documentary-style film that blends reality with fantasy in a way that will leave even the most hardcore skeptics believing in the existence of monsters.
“DIGGING UP THE MARROW is the result of an incredibly rewarding four-year creative collaboration,” said Green. “It’s a very unique film that doesn’t neatly fit into any specific sub-genre that has come before it. We’ve been thrilled by the overwhelmingly positive response that MARROW has received at early screenings.”
The monsters in the film are vividly brought to life by visionary American artist and trans-media-artistry pioneer Alex Pardee. Under Green’s ArieScope Pictures, the film was produced by Cory Neal and was financed by Neal and Andrew Mysko’s Hacienda Film Co.
Ever find yourself sitting in your home and thinking, “Man, I wonder if this place has any history… Has anyone died here? Was it violently? Can something… anything still be here?” I know we havem but we’re not wondering any longer.
From the Press Release:
POLTERGEIST the movie, from FOX 2000 PICTURES and METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER PICTURES, is in partnership with DiedInHouse.com to uncover the secrets buried in homes across the US.
Diedinhouse.com is a first of its kind, web-based service that helps you find out if anyone has died at any valid US address. Died In House™ instantly searches millions of records to determine if a death has occurred at that location.
At the end of the Poltergeist trailer (debuting tomorrow, February 5th, at 9:00 am PT), fans will receive an exclusive promo code. Those who visit DiedinHouse.com will, for a limited time, be able to enter the promo code POLTERGEIST to learn the truth about their home. This promotion will be sponsored by Poltergeist the movie, only in theaters July 24, 2015.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering… No one died here at Dread Central HQ.
In the film, which is to be released in 3D, Jared Harris will play Carrigan, a larger than life TV personality who left the world of academia behind to become the star host of basic cable TV show “Haunted House Cleaners.”
Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino, and Jane Adams also star. Gil Keenan directs. Look for the film to be haunting theatres on July 24, 2015.
Dig on the eye candy below courtesy of USA Today.
Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (producer) reimagines and contemporizes the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, the family must come together to rescue her.
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On tap right now we have another clip from Rob Hall’s feature-length version of his web series Fear Clinic. Check it out, and start counting the days to recovery.
Fear Clinic Release Details:
After terrifying audiences from coast to coast – Closing Night Event at Screamfest 2014 Los Angeles and Opening Night Screening at 2014 New York City Horror Film Festival – Fear Clinic, the latest excursion into unrelenting terror, will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on February 10, 2015, by Anchor Bay Entertainment.
The highly anticipated shocker stars horror icon Robert “Freddy Krueger” Englund, Fiona Dourif, Angelina Armani, and Thomas Dekker as well as Stone Sour and Slipknot lead vocalist Corey Taylor in his acting debut. It is directed by Robert G. Hall (Lightning Bug, Laid to Rest, ChromeSkull: Laid To Rest II).
With blood-chilling special effects by award-winning FX creators Robert Kurtzman and Steve Johnson, Fear Clinic will take viewers on an unforgettable journey into the very soul of terror itself. SRP is $26.99 for the Blu-ray and $22.98 for the DVD.
Co-written by Hall and Aaron Drane, the film is based on the critically acclaimed and fan favorite 2009 FEARnet.com series. When trauma-induced phobias begin to re-emerge in five survivors a year after their horrifying tragedy, they return to the “Fear Clinic,” hoping to find the answers they need to get cured.
Dr. Andover (Englund), a fear doctor who runs the clinic, uses his “Fear Chamber” to animate their fears in the form of terrifying hallucinations. However, the good doctor soon begins to suspect that something more sinister may be at work, something that yearns to be more than just an hallucination…
Another new supernatural flick is on its way from Cinedigm, entitled Innocence, and right now we have all the details and artwork you need to plan for when you’re finally ready to give it up!
From the Press Release:
Based on Jane Mendelsohn’s best-selling young adult novel of the same name, the chilling story comes to life in the spine-tingling horror film Innocence, arriving on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD March 3 from Cinedigm. Directed by Hilary Brougher (Stephanie Daley), the eerie feature stars Sophie Curtis (Arbitrage), Kelly Reilly (Flight, Heaven Is for Real), and Graham Phillips (“The Good Wife”).
Haunted by the death and dreams of her beloved mother in a Montauk surfing accident, 16-year-old Beckett and her father, novelist Miles Warner, move to Manhattan and attempt to piece together their shattered life. Now enrolled at the exclusive Hamilton preparatory school, her psychosis and hallucinations intensify with the dubious suicides of current and past students, as does her first love for Tobey Crawford. The discovery that her new school may be run by a coven of beautiful and seductive women who perpetuate their youth by drinking the blood of virgins becomes the ultimate challenge of Beckett and Tobey’s young lives.
Terrifying hallucinations. Dubious suicides. Blood rituals. Welcome to Hamilton Prep. When her mother died in a freak accident, 16-year-old Beckett thought that her life couldn’t get any worse. She was wrong. In an attempt to rebuild their shattered lives, Beckett and her father move to Manhattan, where she enrolls at an exclusive school and even meets her first love. But the young couple’s happiness is thwarted by their chilling discovery about a group of beautiful teachers who will stop at nothing to maintain their youth.