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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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
Ghostbusters II Special Features
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.
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.
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.
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!
The more I see of Borgman (review), the more interested I become in seeing more, and today we've got our hands on a whole lot more than we've ever seen in the past.
Ahead of tomorrow's limited theatrical release, check out the entire first five minutes of the flick, which are sure to have you itching for more!
Jan Bijvoet, Hadewych Minis, Jeroen Perceval, Sara Hjort Ditlevsen, Eva van de Wijdeven, Annet Malherbe, and Tom Dewispelaere star.
A dark suburban fable exploring the nature of evil in unexpected places, Borgman follows an enigmatic vagrant who enters the lives of an upper-class family and quickly unravels their carefully curated lifestyle. Charming and mysterious, Camiel Borgman seems almost otherworldly, and it isn't long before he has the wife, children and nanny under his spell in a calculated bid to take over their home life. However, his domestic assimilation takes a malevolent turn as his ultimate plan comes to bear, igniting a series of increasingly maddening and menacing events.
Released in 1980, the low-budget sci-fi horror flick Without Warning has faded into relative obscurity over the course of the last several years, never managing to find itself on any home video format. That all changes this summer, when Scream Factory breathes new life into a lost and undiscovered gem. Read on for full release details!
From the Press Release
The hunting season has begun. Earth is the new hunting ground for an alien life form that preys on human fear and feeds on human flesh. Beyond any known terror, mankind is about to become the next endangered species in the 1980 sci-fi horror cult classic WITHOUT WARNING, also known as IT CAME WITHOUT WARNING, from celebrated exploitation filmmaker Greydon Clark (Joysticks, Satan’s Cheerleaders). A non-stop ride into extra-terror-strial mayhem, this highly sought-after sci-fi creature thriller stars Oscar® winners Jack Palance (Batman) and Martin Landau (Ed Wood), Tarah Nutter (Bitter Harvest), Christopher S. Nelson (Roller Boogie), Cameron Mitchell (Blood and Black Lace), Neville Brand (Eaten Alive), Sue Ane Langdon (UHF), Ralph Meeker (Kiss Me Deadly), Larry Storch ("F Troop") and featuring David Caruso ("CSI: Miami") in an early role and Kevin Peter Hall (Predator) as the alien.
On August 5, 2014, SCREAM FACTORY™ is proud to unleash WITHOUT WARNING in a special Blu-ray™+DVD combo pack on home entertainment shelves in the U.S and Canada. This highly anticipated release from SCREAM FACTORY marks the home entertainment debut of this cult classic movie after three decades. Arriving for the first time on Blu-ray™ and DVD, WITHOUT WARNING Blu-ray+DVD combo pack contains insightful bonus content, as well as a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible cover wrap with original theatrical key art. A must-have for horror, sci-fi creature enthusiasts and movie collectors, WITHOUT WARNING Blu-ray+DVD combo pack is priced to own at $26.99.
A group of teenagers head out to the lake for a relaxing camping trip in the mountains. They ignore the warnings of the local truck stop owner and head to their destination. Things go terribly wrong when they run into an extraterrestrial who throws deadly discs that suck the blood of their victims. The group heads back to the truck stop for help from the eclectic group of residents – a crazy war veteran (Martin Landau) and a determined hunter (Jack Palance).
We've seen a handful of different promotional posters for the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, but we can assure you that the one you're about to see is the one you'll most want to tack up on your wall, admire, and possibly even touch yourself to. Seriously. It's that cool.
Check it out below, courtesy of IGN!
Look for the film in theatres on July 11th. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smith-Mcphee, Enrique Muriciano, and Kirk Acevedo. James Franco has a minor cameo.
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.
For more visit the official Dawn of the Planet of the Apes website, "like" Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on Facebook, and follow Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on Twitter (#DawnOfApes).
Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer has had a long and arduous journey to theaters here in the States, initially being heavily edited for mass American consumption. Thankfully, that journey has come to a happy end as the film is set for release on June 27th in its full original form.
Can I get a hallelujah?!
While we wait for the release, check out a brand new piece of poster art for the hotly anticipated flick, courtesy of Vulture, which features star Chris Evans front and center!
The English-language directorial debut of Bong Joon-ho (The Host), the film stars The Avengers’ Chris Evans, The Help’s Octavia Spencer, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Alison Pill, Tilda Swinton, and Song Kang-ho.
Based on the graphic novel Le Transperceneige, Snowpiercer is set in the not too distant future, where a new Ice Age has wiped out most of the human race. With a revolt brewing onboard, the Snowpiercer is a train of Earth’s lone survivors that travels around the cold world.
In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.
RLJ/Image Entertainment have just unleashed the official trailer for the new zombie flick Aftermath, starring Edward Furlong and Monica Keena, and we have this flesh-hungry sonofabitch for you right here. Dig it!
Directed by Peter Engert, the film also stars Andre Royo and C.J. Thomason.
When the devastating horror of a nuclear apocalypse becomes a reality, nine strangers find themselves holed up together in a farmhouse cellar. These would-be survivors are faced with dwindling supplies, radioactive air, and the greatest threat of all: the hordes of zombie-like refugees who want in.
The CW has sent some new artwork for its upcoming series "iZombie" into the digital world, and we've gotta be upfront and honest... it's about as bland as they come. Given the fun subject matter of the show, this is a real misfire. Hey, at least it's early, right?
"iZombie," from Rob Thomas Productions and Warner Bros. Television, is written by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero and produced by Thomas, Ruggiero, Danielle Stokdyk, and Dan Etheridge. Rose McIver stars alongside David Anders and Robert Buckley.
Med student-turned-zombie Liv (McIver) takes a job in the coroner's office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity. But with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse's memories. With the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head. Based on the characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred; published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint.
In addition to being the U.S. Independence Day, Friday, July 4, 2014, is also the date of the world television premiere of the recent remake of Carrie, which is airing on EPIX along with a few other popular "American Psychos."
EPIX will air an all-day tribute to some of the scariest, most psychotic movie characters of all time with its “American Psychos” movie marathon. The films will be available on EPIX, EPIX-On-Demand, EPIX.com, and all EPIX apps.
This tribute to terror includes the aforementioned Carrie, You're Next, Silence of the Lambs, Texas Chainsaw, and several other frightening films. The full schedule follows (all times Eastern):
7:00 AM ET - You're Next
8:35 AM ET - Breakdown
10:15 AM ET - The Frozen Ground
12:05 PM ET - The Usual Suspects
2:00 PM ET - You're Next
3:40 PM ET - Primal Fear
6:00 PM ET - Silence of the Lambs
8:00 PM ET – Carrie (2013)-World Television Premiere
9:45 PM ET - Texas Chainsaw
11:30 PM ET - Carrie (2013)
1:15 AM ET - Primal Fear
3:30 AM ET - The Frozen Ground
5:20 AM ET - You're Next
Are you ready to experience the evil of Scott Derrickson's Deliver Us from Evil? If so consider this latest TV spot a gift from the video gods! Check it out and keep counting the days!
Joel McHale, Sean Harris, Edgar Ramirez, and Olivia Munn star alongside Eric Bana. The film is a paranormal thriller produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Derrickson directs a script he and Paul Boardman (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) wrote.
Look for it in theaters July 2, 2014.
New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.
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Filmmaker Luciano Onetti's Giallo homage Sonno Profondo (Deep Sleep) had its premiere at this year's Cannes Film Festival, and now BrinkVision is set to release it on both DVD and VHS(!) later this year.
From the Press Release:
BrinkVision has announced release dates for Sonno Profondo of August 26th on VOD/Limited Edition DVD and September 23rd on VHS. The VHS is strictly limited to only 200 copies on a red collector's tape and will include some great vintage extras.
Sonno Profondo (Deep Sleep) is a critically acclaimed, award-winning film that brings Giallo back using some of the best 70's horror style filmmaking and design. Critics have called it “a demented piece of art; a fascinating cinematic experience”, “hypnotic, unsettling, disturbing,” and have said that “Sonno Profondo resurrects Giallo.”
The film, which was written, directed, and edited by Luciano Onetti, stars Daiana García, Silvia Duhalde, and Onetti himself. Onetti also served as its cinematographer and composer.
After murdering a woman, a killer who is traumatized from his childhood memories gets a mysterious envelope slipped under his door. The hunter becomes the prey when he finds out that the envelope contains photos that show him killing the young woman.
Every bit of artwork we have seen for the horror musical Stage Fright (review) has been great. Let's hope that trend extends to its Blu-ray and DVD release. Given all the goodies we've gotten already, if we get some ugly eyesore, we shall riot!
Minnie Driver, Meat Loaf, Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Kent Nolan, Brandon Uranowitz, Ephraim Ellis, Melanie Leishman, James McGowan, Steffi DiDomenicantonio, Ryan Bobkin, Leanne Miller, and Adrianna Di Liello star.
Look for it on Blu-ray and DVD on July 8, 2014.
Starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson wants to follow in her mother's footsteps and become a Broadway diva, but she's stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla soon finds herself terrified by the horror of musical theatre.
The official trailer for Tyler Shields' new film, Final Girl, has hit the interwebs so we tracked it down and now have it for you right here courtesy of Hannibal Classics. Check it out, and look for more on this one as it comes!
Written by Adam Prince, Stephen Scarlata, Alejandro Seri, and Johnny Silver and helmed by celebrity photographer turned first-time director Tyler Shields, Final Girl chronicles the tale of a pack of teenage boys who choose the wrong girl to be the victim of their "initiation."
Abigail Breslin stars as the lead with Alexander Ludwig, Wes Bentley, Logan Huffman, Connor Paolo, Francesca Eastwood, and Michael Trevino rounding out the cast.
Loner Veronica is new to school, shy and vulnerable, the perfect target for a group of teenage boys who lure girls into the woods to hunt and kill them for sport. It’s only after they get her alone that she turns the tables on them, escaping and revealing she’s armed and knows how to defend herself. Little do they know, Veronica is an assassin-in-training, and she’s chosen killing these boys as her final test. When the dust clears, Veronica will find out if she can be the final girl these boys ever have a chance to hurt.
Our Canadian friends will be able to see Discopath (review here) on DVD and digital/cable VOD beginning next week, and today we have a look at the first four minutes of the film along with its new artwork and a few stills.
From the Press Release:
Black Fawn Distribution and Juice are pleased to release the first four minutes of their new acquisition Discopath.
After selling out its World Premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival, Discopath has traveled the world, leaving its ‘70s era disco stamp on festivals from Brazil to Brussels. Now, the award winning slasher has found a home on DVD in Canada through Black Fawn Distribution and on digital and cable VOD via Juice. Discopath is set for release in Canada on Tuesday, June 10th.
“Discopath has become a fan favourite at film festivals everywhere, and it has generated a lot of buzz,” states Black Fawn Distribution’s owner Chad Archibald. “We felt it would be a cool idea to give horror fans a sneak peek. The opening of Discopath really highlights Renaud’s attention to detail and sets up the style for the rest of the film.”
Juice’s president Paul Zimic concurs: “We’re extremely proud of Discopath, and we couldn’t have a more perfect partner to release than the dedicated and twisted minds at Black Fawn Distribution.”
Discopath has been celebrated at film festivals around the world including Fantasia International Film Festival (Montreal), Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (Brussels, Belgium), FrightFest (London, UK), and The Blood in the Snow Film Festival (Toronto), where it took home Best Film, Best Actor, and Best Screenplay honours.
The Discopath DVD will include commentary with director Renaud Gauthier, actor Ivan Freud, and composer Bruce Cameron as well as an exclusive 24-minute behind-the-scenes documentary.
If you're in the US, you can also watch it on Amazon Instant while we await some Stateside distro news.
In the debut feature film from director Renaud Gauthier, a timid young New Yorker in the mid-70s leads an uneventful life until he is fatefully exposed to the pulsating rhythms of a brand new genre of music: disco! Unable to control his murderous impulses that stem from a traumatic childhood experience, Duane Lewis (Jeremie Earp-Lavernge) transforms into a dangerous serial killer exiled to Montreal. Discopath features an unbelievable set design and a killer disco soundtrack (featuring cuts from KC & The Sunshine Band and Kiss).