Well, here's a real kick in the pants. Fans of Texas Chainsaw 3D are bound to be seething with lots of online angst at this latest news story. If you want to see Texas Chainsaw 3D unrated, you're gonna have to settle for Digital Download ONLY.
Yep, it doesn't matter if you buy the Blu-ray, the DVD, or whatever. The only way you're going to see this film in its unedited form is via digital download. This first was brought to our attention by DC reader Chris E, who pointed us to the official Texas Chainsaw 3D Facebook page, where the following message was printed... "The torture is waiting... In 2 WEEKS, Texas Chainsaw is served early and UNRATED on digital download. Pre-order now on iTunes. "
We did some digging, sent a few emails, and it turns out that is exactly the case. That being said... What do you cats think?
From the Press Release
The pulse-pounding horror film Texas Chainsaw arrives on 3D/2D Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital Copy and Ultraviolet), DVD (plus Digital Copy and Ultraviolet), Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View on May 14th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Texas Chainsaw will also be available for Digital Download on April 30th, two weeks prior to the Blu-ray, DVD and Video on Demand release. The film stars Alexandra Daddario (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief), Dan Yeager (Metal Heads), Tremaine 'Trey Songz' Neverson (GRAMMY® nominated R&B International superstar), Tania Raymonde (TV's "Malcolm in the Middle," TV's "Lost"), Shaun Sipos (The Grudge 2, Final Destination 2), Keram Malicki-Sanchez (American History X), James MacDonald (Phone Booth), Thom Barry (TV's "Cold Case"), Paul Rae (True Grit) and Richard Riehle (Office Space). Also featuring special appearances from four beloved cast members from previous installments of the franchise: Gunnar Hansen (the original Leatherface), Marilyn Burns, John Dugan and Bill Moseley, Texas Chainsaw carries on the legacy of the shocking film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 39 years later.
Texas Chainsaw continues the legendary story of the homicidal Sawyer family, picking up where Tobe Hooper's 1974 horror classic left off. In Newt, Texas, people have been going missing without a trace for decades. Years later and hundreds of miles away from the original massacre, a young girl, Heather (Daddario), discovers that she has inherited a sprawling Texas estate from an unknown grandmother. To claim her estate, Heather goes on a road trip with her friends to Newt but learns that wealth comes at a price when she discovers the horror that waits in the cellar of her new mansion.
The Blu-ray and DVD features extensive bonus materials including audio commentaries, a look back at the history of the Texas Chainsaw series, exclusive interviews with the film's director, producer and writers, plus multiple behind-the-scenes featurettes. Texas Chainsaw will be available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.
- Burning Down the House
- Trapped in the Van
- Carnival Time
- Leatherface in Action
- Hot Times in Louisiana
- Bloody Good Times
If you're in the UK and enjoyed the joint-cracking demonic contortionism of Daniel Stamm's original The Last Exorcism, then you'll be delighted to know you can experience more of the story this June 7th, as The Last Exorcism Part II lands in cinemas courtesy of Studio Canal.
Check out the quad poster and new trailer below!
Deep in rural Louisiana, Nell Sweetzer awakens from an horrific chain of events with no recollection of what went before. Unable to remember her terrifying exorcism, and with the footage from her ordeal making its way out into the world, she is forced to confront the return of the demonic evil that seeks to consume her; this time it doesn’t intend to fail.
Produced by acclaimed horror director Eli Roth, the chilling sequel to the No. 1 box office hit The Last Exorcism is directed by award-winning Ed Gass-Donnelly and sees Independent Spirit Award nominee Ashley Bell reprise her acclaimed role as the troubled and tortured Nell.
Word has just come that we're all going to be waiting a little bit longer to see The Purge as the flick's release has been bumped by a week from May 31st to June 7th. Read on for more details.
Directed by James DeMonaco (writer of Assault on Precinct 13 and The Negotiator), The Purge is produced by Jason Blum of Blumhouse (Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Sinister) and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, and Andrew Form (The Amityville Horror, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) as well as Sébastien Kurt Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13). It stars Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, and Adelaide Kane.
Again, look for it in theatres on June 7th.
In an America wracked by crime, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity—including murder—is legal. The police can’t be called. Hospitals suspend help. It is one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking.
With the quality of "The Vampire Diaries" taking a real nosedive this season, we're hoping its potential spinoff "The Originals" can reclaim some of its past glory. Check out a sneak peek of "TVD" Episode 4.20 featuring fan favorites Klaus and Elijah.
"The Vampire Diaries" Episode 4.20 - "The Originals" (airs 4/25/13)
KLAUS RETURNS TO HIS PAST IN NEW ORLEANS — Acting on a mysterious tip that a plot is brewing against him in New Orleans, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) makes a trip to the town he and his family helped build. Klaus’ questions lead him to a reunion with his former protégé, Marcel (guest star Charles Michael Davis), a charismatic vampire who has total control over the human and supernatural inhabitants of New Orleans.
Determined to help his brother find redemption, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) follows Klaus and soon learns that Hayley (guest star Phoebe Tonkin) has also come to the French Quarter searching for clues to her family history and has fallen into the hands of a powerful witch named Sophie (guest star Daniella Pineda).
Meanwhile, in Mystic Falls, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) continue with their plan for Elena (Nina Dobrev), while Katherine (Nina Dobrev) reveals a surprising vulnerability to Rebekah (Claire Holt) and asks her to deliver a message. Chris Grismer directed the episode written by Julie Plec.
HBO is kicking off another #WaitingSucks campaign for the upcoming Season 6 of "True Blood," and first out of the gate is a new behind-the-scenes video featuring Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse.
Guest stars announced thus far include Rutger Hauer as a mysterious figure with deep ties to Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Jason (Ryan Kwanten), Arliss Howard as Louisiana Governor Truman Burrell, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as do-gooder Nicole, Karolina Wydra as Violet, a strong, sexy, possibly dangerous vamp, Luke Grimes as a circa ’70s-made vamp who is smart, spiritual, and emotionally deeper than any other bloodsucker we’ve seen before, and Amelia Rose Blaire as Howard’s onscreen daughter.
Let's be honest... should a group of gigantic creatures immediately start laying waste to the planet, you'd want someone to be ready and waiting to do something about it, right? Well, rest easy, kids. We are covered!
Look for Pacific Rim, directed by Guillermo del Toro, in theatres July 12th of 2013. Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini, Rob Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., and Diego Klattenhoff star.
From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ epic sci-fi action adventure Pacific Rim.
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When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes--a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)--who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
Now that director Rob Zombie's latest piece of satanic panic trippyness, The Lords of Salem (UK DVD review), is officially laying its curse on UK DVD shelves courtesy of Momentum Pictures, in celebration we have an exclusive new clip to feast your eyes on... if you dare!
A former drug user, Heidi is now clean and works as a rock DJ at the local radio station along with fellow DJs, Herman Whitey Salvador and Herman Jackson. Following one of their regular evening shows, Heidi receives a square wooden box containing a vinyl record; the only indication as to its origin is a note proclaiming “A gift from the Lords.” Assuming it is merely a PR stunt by an ambitious band, Heidi gives the record a spin and immediately begins to experience bizarre flashbacks to a past, long-forgotten trauma triggered by the haunting sounds contained on the record.
Should you want to test the structural stability of your home against blaring resonance, The Lords of Salem official soundtrack is also currently available in the UK.
In honor of CLONED: The Recreator Chronicles duplicating itself on DVD and VOD everywhere tomorrow, April 23rd, we have a new clip for you to sample. Or is it the perfect duplicate of a clip that was once new, but now is new again. There. Just blew your mind, right?
Directed by Gregory Orr, CLONED: The Recreator Chronicles stars Stella Maeve, Alexander Nifong, Jamal Mallory-McCree, John de Lancie, and Laura Moss. For more info keep an eye on the official CLONED: The Recreator Chronicles Facebook page.
While on a camping trip, Tracy, Craig, and Derek (Stella Maeve, Alexander Nifong, and Jamal Mallory-McCree) stumble upon an abandoned laboratory and accidentally trigger a deadly experiment that creates their clones - superior duplicates who plot to kill the kids and take over their identities. Trapped by their captors, the teenagers discover they are no match for their physically stronger, faster, better selves. Their only hope is to unlock the secrets of the Recreator - the scientist behind the experiments - and escape with their lives before they are replaced.
As the opening chapter in a sci-fi franchise about identity and the threat of replacement, CLONED is a film rooted in science-fiction realism and psychological terror that merges the anxious paranoia of Invasion of the Body Snatchers with the teenage angst of the Twilight series.
Starring Stella Maeve (TV's "Golden Boy" and "Gossip Girl," The Runaways) as Tracy Bernstein, a small-town girl with big-city ambitions; John de Lancie (TV's "Star Trek: The Next Generation") as Dr. Frank Miller, a man with a secret who threatens Tracy and her friends during a camping trip on his private island; Alexander Nifong (TV's "Glee" and "Pretty Little Liars") as Tracy's boyfriend, Craig; and Jamal Mallory-McCree (We Need to Talk About Kevin) as Derek, the third member of their group.
Antiviral, writer-director Brandon Cronenberg’s debut feature, posits a future in which celebrity culture has mutated to an extreme that is at once a high-tech and a profoundly intimate nightmare.
It is also a return to the themes of body horror as ushered into light so many years ago by his father, David Cronenberg. There is something of Shivers and Crimes of the Future certainly in the subject matter explored, but from a different generational perspective, with different eyes and hands creating this not-too-distant future state as either a warning or a certain prediction. Cronenberg recently sat down with Dread Central to offer some remarks on the filmmaking process and the origin of the film's themes and subtext.
The genesis of Antiviral was brought on by a real-life circumstance of the writer-director. “Well, I was sick,” Cronenberg remembers. “It was the beginning of film school, 2004, and I was obsessing over the physicality of my illness and the fact that I had something physically in my body that had come from someone else’s body and how that was an intimate thing if you think about it that way. I was trying to think of a character who would see disease as something intimate, and a celebrity-obsessed fan might reasonably see disease desirable if it came from somebody they were obsessed with and want that disease as a way of being physically connected to them. So it kind of developed into a metaphor. I thought it was an interesting frame to talk about that culture. Once I started thinking about celebrity-obsessed fans wanting diseases, it kind of shifted into that kind of discussion of that culture.”
That dystopian culture is not quite so far off as one might prefer to think Cronenberg reports. “The technology is a real thing...You could, so easily, take a cell off of Britney Spears and grow it, so it’s a small step to imagine—for all I know, someone’s tried to do this for kicks already. And I just liked the idea of celebrity consumption being literal consumption.” The ritually cannibalistic, transubstantiative aspects of Antiviral’s central conceit suggest themes beyond merely the technological and the physical. “Celebrity obsession relates to religion. You look at sainthood; it’s the same thing in a way, the way people are elevated almost to the status of gods, and the repetition of images and the physical fetishism of the relics and people claiming to have finger bones from such and such saint...”
Antiviral’s lead, Caleb Landry Jones, gives a striking performance as an increasingly desperate man seeking to solve a mystery and to save his own life. Cronenberg is effusive about his lead actor: “I can’t say enough good things about him. His agent had worked with my producer on a past film, and when we were searching around for people, he said, 'Oh, hey, why don’t you take a look at Caleb?' And so we saw a bunch of clips from things that he’d been in, an audition he’d done for another film. He’s just so exciting. He’s just one of those actors that have that special something and you look at him and he’s immediately interesting. Even if he’s doing something totally mundane, he somehow turns it into something interesting, and so we wanted him.”
According to the director, Jones’ acting is informed by the actor’s passionate love for film, especially German Expressionist and comedies from the early days of cinema: “He consumes films at a huge rate. He’s way more knowledgeable about film than I am, and he’s ten years younger than me. So he’s coming from a place where he does a lot of that old silent film thing. You can see it in his acting; he’s a very physical actor. Directing him, we talked a lot before we started shooting about the character, and he’s very dedicated and would read and re-read the script and catch things that even I’d forgotten about!”
“For example, there’s one shot, I remember, we were about halfway through the shooting, and after we did the take, he said, ‘Brandon did you like the word I chose? What do you think about me twitching my eye on that word?’ And I was like, first of all it was a wide shot, so I didn’t see that his eye twitched, but I didn’t realize... I mean, as we went on, I realized just how much control over his body that he had. He was picking points in the dialogue to have this little tic and so he had a very detailed technique to take his acting to a strange and wonderful degree. It made it easy to work with him because he just gave me tons of stuff. I would say a little, 'Do this, do that,' give him a little direction between takes, but it wasn’t like I had to draw this performance out of him or anything. He’s just really good.”
Cronenberg’s stimulating collaborative experience didn’t just involve those in front of the camera but also included those behind the lens. Like his director father, David, Brandon prefers to keep the shooting process fresh and improvisatory, which makes maintaining a clear connection with his crew essential. “I never storyboard because I don’t like to have that specific an idea before I get there because I feel like it’s more fun to find it. Also once sometimes you have an idea and then you get there and when you’re with the actors and the sets, it changes everything anyway... [Cinematographer] Karim Hussain came into town like a month before pre-production, and we meticulously went through the script and created a very theoretical shot list because we had no actors or anything, but it was just a way of creating the rules, and we were discussing how and what we wanted to do with it. So we had this general idea, and every night we would have dinner with Karim and [First Assistant Director] Rob Cotterill, and I would say, 'Here are the shots that I’m kind of thinking of,' and ask if they had any better ideas that they wanted to add.”
Cronenberg finds his collaborators to be a vital resource not only for creative ideas, but also for practical ones: “I mean, I think you need a strong sense of what you’re going to do, but at the end of the day it’s about making the film as good as possible, and if you’re working with good people, sometimes they come with great ideas and you should be open to that. Or there were practical things. I would say, ‘Let’s do fifty shots,’ and Rob would say, ‘Um, we’re going to run out of time so why don’t we prioritize and…’ We referred to Rob as ‘The Adult’ because he understands adult things like that.”
DP Hussain played an essential role in achieving the distinctive look of Antiviral: “He’s a better made Swiss Army knife of cinematographers...He’s technically very skilled so there’s no problem there, but he also strikes a good balance where he has his own good ideas but uses them to support your ideas. He gets very quickly, in my experience, what I was talking about, and it was like, 'Oh, okay, here are all these other amazing ideas that are linked to that aesthetic and stuff that we can talk about.' So he was just a great collaborator. He wasn’t a passive technician, but at the same time he wasn’t overbearing and trying to impose his own will.”
With Antiviral Cronenberg establishes himself as a challenging and provocative new writer-director, one interested in using the medium to explore uncomfortable social and psychological terrain. “I wanted to become a filmmaker partly because I needed a job. I didn’t know what to do with myself. I was writing and drawing. I wanted to be a visual artist. And I wanted to write novels and be a musician, and at a certain point I realized that was a very bad approach because you can’t get good at all of that stuff so I thought that film would be a good way to collect all of that. So I went to film school.”
“I think that there’s part of film, and the making of film, that reflects what we do in our day-to-day lives that we take these various experiences and we sew them together into narratives and we see causality in the world, but we’re not really seeing causality directly; it’s all in our heads. And that I find really interesting—that if you take two images, which are shot at different times, and are actual documents, because, even when you’re not making a documentary, every time you’re filming something, you’re documenting it. And the fact that you can cut those documented moments together and they connect to each other and the mind fuses them into some kind of causal narrative is pretty interesting to me. So I’m interested in the fact that it’s an art form based on the play of documented moments in order to trick the mind.”
Antiviral (review here) stars Caleb Landry Jones, Sarah Gadon, Malcolm McDowell, Douglas Smith, Matt Watts, and James Cade.
Antiviral follows Syd March, an employee at a clinic that sells injections of live viruses harvested from sick celebrities to obsessed fans. Biological communion - for a price. Syd also supplies illegal samples of these viruses to piracy groups, smuggling them from the clinic in his own body. When he becomes infected with the disease that kills super sensation Hannah Geist, Syd becomes a target for collectors and rabid fans. He must unravel the mystery surrounding her death before he suffers the same fate.
More casting news has hit the interwebs for the long talked about flick Solace as Seven Psychopaths' Abbie Cornish has joined the previously announced Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Anthony Hopkins, and Colin Farrell.
Afonso Poyart (Two Rabbits) will direct the production, which is on schedule to begin in May. Solace was written by Sean Bailey (currently president of production at Disney), Ted Griffin, James Vanderbilt, and Peter Morgan. It originated at New Line but never came together so producers Beau Flynn, Tripp Vinson, and Matthias Emcke got it back and obtained financing through Claudia Blumheuber’s Silver Reel.
The story centers on a former doctor with psychic abilities (Hopkins) who is drawn into a serial-killer case, only to find that the killer (Farrell) is a psychic as well - so the two men can detect each other's moves. Morgan is playing a veteran FBI agent heading the investigation of a series of grisly murders. He recruits Hopkins' character to help catch the killer.
Look for more soon.
We're breaking away from our usual horror coverage for a bit, hoping to help out a friend and colleague. Ed Douglas has been a strong voice in the online film community for quite a few years now. He gave of himself and his insight freely, and now is the time to give something back.
Recently Ed fell ill while covering CinemaCon in Las Vegas for ComingSoon.net. As of this writing he is in the hospital battling acute leukemia and has no health insurance. Please join us and show your support as he battles against cancer!
Any amount of money will help. If you can - please click here to donate. Even if you don't have the extra scratch, please keep him in your prayers during what is no doubt going to be an extremely difficult time.
Two new official stills from the upcoming remake of the Stephen King classic tale of Carrie have arrived, and they're home to one big bad mama. Check out the goodies right here, and whatever you do... don't laugh at this chick!
Look for Kim Peirce's Carrie in theatres on October 18th. For more information visit WhatHappenedToCarrie.com! If you're SUPER brave, you can even give the White residence a call at 207-404-2604.
Related Story: Official Carrie News Archive
A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine, is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White (Moore) and her daughter, Carrie (Moretz). Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society. Gym teacher Miss Desjardin (Judy Greer) tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargenson (Portia Doubleday, Youth in Revolt), but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde, The Three Musketeers), regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross (newcomer Ansel Elgort), to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc. Brian De Palma’s 1976 film version of CARRIE earned Oscar nominations for stars Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie.
MGM and Screen Gems’ CARRIE is directed by Kim Peirce and produced by Kevin Misher (Public Enemies). J. Miles Dale (The Vow) serves as executive producer, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Big Love) wrote the script from King’s original story. CARRIE’s creative team includes Director of Photography Steve Yedlin (Looper), Production Designer Carol Spier (Eastern Promises), Costume Designer Luis Sequeira (The Thing), and Editor Lee Percy (Boys Don’t Cry).
I've said it before, and I'll say it again... Oh, what a lovely world we live in when the 1977 shlock classic The Incredible Melting Man can see the light of day on Blu-ray. The Scream Factory has finally announced a release date for this gooey sequel!
From the Press Release
The SCREAM FACTORY invites collectors to dive into 70s gooey cult classic THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN, debuting on Blu-ray for the first time on July 30, 2013. Featuring “excellent makeup effects” (Leonard Maltin) from six-time Best Makeup Oscar® winner Rick Baker (An American Werewolf In London, Ed Wood, Men In Black) and written and directed by William Sachs (Galaxina, Exterminator 2), The Incredible Melting Man delivers the gelatinous goods while humanizing a character rapidly losing his humanity. In short: It’s bloody good! The Blu-ray is priced to own at $19.97 SRP.
Special features to be announced.
He was once the hero… now he’s the hunted! Colonel Steve West has just returned from an incredible history-making flight to Saturn when he is hospitalized with an ailment that baffles the entire medical community. His flesh is melting, and to stay alive he must consume human flesh and blood. The infected Colonel West escapes from the doctors’ supervision and hides in the surrounding community where he begins to hunt for human flesh. Who can stop the Incredible Melting Man?
Here to kick off your work week is an update on the CineTel Films-produced rape 'n revenge flick I Spit on Your Grave Too.
Chatting this morning with director Steven R. Monroe (who is currently wrapping up the film's final edit), he confirmed for us that relative newcomer and actress Jemma Dallender (pictured) is portraying the flick's lead character of "Katie," a Midwest transplant who, upon arriving to New York City with dreams of a modeling career, finds herself abducted to a foreign country. Actors Joe Absolom ("Hatfields & McCoys"), Aleksandar Aleksiev and Yavor Baharov portray her abductors/rapists.
Written by Neil Elman and Thomas Fenton, I Spit on Your Grave Too is slated for a 2013 release via Anchor Bay Entertainment.
Stay tuned for more shortly.
Alrighty, kids. We're gonna be heading back to Antonio Bay in style with the Scream Factory's upcoming stellar release of John Carpenter's The Fog. Read on to find out what special features will be included once Blake and his ghostly cohorts blow in.
From the Press Release
This summer, blood-curdling terror awaits loyal fans and movie collectors as SCREAM FACTORY™ is proud to present the iconic 1980 supernatural thriller THE FOG Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™ and DVD on July 30, 2013. Directed by legendary filmmaker John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing), this spooky and atmospheric tale of a Northern California coastal town under siege by dead souls back for revenge is highly regarded by both fans and critics as one of the true classics of the horror genre. Boasting an all-star cast that includes Adrienne Barbeau (Creepshow), Jamie Lee Curtis (True Lies), Janet Leigh (Psycho), Tom Atkins (Halloween III), John Houseman (The Paper Chase), and Hal Holbrook (Lincoln), THE FOG is a nail-biting ghost story experience that you will never forget!
For the first time on Blu-ray, this definitive collector’s edition home entertainment release of THE FOG features a new transfer of the film supervised by Oscar®-nominated cinematographer Dean Cundey (Jurassic Park, Back to the Future). Presented in anamorphic widescreen, THE FOG Collector’s Edition is packed with bonus content, a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork and a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art! THE FOG Collector’s Edition Blu-ray has a suggested retail price of $29.93 and $19.93 for the DVD.
***Avid fans and collectors please take note: those who order THE FOG Collector’s Edition from ScreamfactoryDVD.com will receive the exclusive 18”x24” poster featuring the newly commissioned artwork! Only 500 posters will be printed, so these are only available while supplies last.***
If the world is truly coming to an end, then screw it; why not stop, have a few pints, and get inebriated? Makes sense to us! That being said, we have a new still from the upcoming film from Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg, The World's End. Check out the goods right here, and look for the flick in theatres on August 23rd.
The World's End is directed by Wright and stars Pegg along with long time buddy Nick Frost, Rosamund Pike, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, and Eddie Marsan.
20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.
Word of a new project coming our way from Clive Barker is always cause for celebration, and today we have a look at his Next Testament, set for release in May by Boom! Studios.
From the Press Release:
This May BOOM! Studios is honored to be the home of the first original comic series created and written by Clive Barker himself - CLIVE BARKER'S NEXT TESTAMENT. With interior art by Haemi Jang (HELLRAISER: THE ROAD BELOW) and covers by illustrator Goni Montes, the twelve-issue comic event is a bold new exploration of religious themes as only Barker can deliver.
Julian Demond, captain of industry, has left behind everything to begin a walkabout -- he believes he’s on a mission from God. While in the wasteland, he comes across a figure unlike any other, who calls himself Wick...and claims to be God. Their journey will span the globe, as neither man merely wants to make a mark on the world, but a scar. Created by Clive Barker as an original comic book concept and co-written by Barker with HELLRAISER writing partner Mark Miller, CLIVE BARKER'S NEXT TESTAMENT marks the first time the master of horror has created and written an original comic book series.
“Next Testament is a project that is near and dear to our hearts. It's a story that has been years in the making, and we're thrilled that it's found a home with Boom! Studios," commented Miller. "We promise you something the likes of which you've never seen. Prepare yourselves for a horrific fantasy of Biblical proportions.”
CLIVE BARKER'S NEXT TESTAMENT #1 will arrive in stores on May 29th with a cover by illustrator Goni Montes and carry a retail price of $3.99 under Diamond order code MAR130920. The premiere issue will also feature a retailer incentive cover by Ben Oliver (BATWING) and an ultra-rare incentive cover painted and signed by Clive Barker himself!
If you are an Amityville Horror fan, then believe me you're gonna want to be paying attention to the following story, which features some badass artwork that all collectors should have hanging on the walls of their homes.
Brought to our attention via Collider are the following two prints from Odd City Entertainment. These babies go on sale tomorrow, April 23rd, and if you want one, you need to be both quick and extremely lucky. The regular edition is limited to 225 prints, and the glow-in-the-dark variant is limited to 25(!) copies flat. Follow the Odd City Twitter feed to find out the exact time of sale.
The Amityville Horror by Austin-based artist NE
Here's what NE had to say about the print: "When I was asked to do a poster for Amityville Horror, I was somewhat hesitant. I know the obvious and even traditional way of depicting these movies has always been to predominately show the house as a living thing with glowing windows for eyes glaring back at the audience in a not-so-subtle way. I chose to approach the Dutch Colonial house in a more ambiguous way to show what had brought the Lutz family to live there in the first place. I wanted to show that the perceived promise of the American dream outweighed the ominous presence of the structure. To show this, I chose to depict that house as beautiful, an ideal, yet possessing and off-kilter quality. The font for the title reinforced this strange nature by recalling the European posters of the 60′s and the 70′s. Finally, the choice to make it literally a house on a hill was deliberate. After all, that is the view of it from the boat house."
With the eighth and final season of "Dexter" set to begin in just 2-1/2 months, Showtime is ramping up its promo machine for the series, and we have another teaser to share. In this one the old Dex is back to vetting, stalking, and killing - just how we like him!
"Dexter" Season 8, starring Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter with guest stars that include Yvonne Strahovski, Bethany Joy Lenz, Rhys Coiro, Charlotte Rampling, Nick Gomez, and Sean Patrick Flanery, premieres on June 30th.
Tomorrow night A&E's extremely entertaining "Bates Motel" promises to give us "The Truth" and nothing but the truth in Episode 1.06. Check out a few new stills from the ep to see if they shed any light on the chaos to come.
A&E Network's “Bates Motel” from executive producers Carlton Cuse (“Lost”) and Kerry Ehrin (“Friday Night Lights”) is a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho and promises to give viewers an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates’ psyche unravels through his teenage years.
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The series stars Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Departed), Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland), Max Thieriot (Disconnect), Olivia Cooke (Blackout), and Nicola Peltz (The Last Airbender). Season One also co-stars Nestor Carbonell (“Lost,” The Dark Knight Rises) and Mike Vogel (“Pan Am”). “Bates Motel” is produced by Universal Television for A&E Network. Cuse and Ehrin serve as executive producers for Carlton Cuse Productions.
"Bates Motel" Episode 1.06 - "The Truth" (airs 4/22/13)
Dylan (Thieriot) asks Norman (Highmore) to move in with him. Chaos ensues at the Bates home as Norma (Farmiga) tells Emma (Cooke) that some things are better kept to themselves.