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Don a Slicker and Check Out These Images from Helix Episode 1.11 - Black Rain

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 12:30

We're surprised there hasn't been much chatter amongst our readers about Syfy's "Helix." There are just three episodes left, and we're loving every second of it! Here are some photos from Episode 1.11, "Black Rain," to get those of you who are also watching ready for Friday night.

The 13-episode series stars Billy Campbell, Kyra Zagorsky, Jordan Hayes, Catherine Lemieux, Hiroyuki Sanada, Meegwun Fairbrother, Mark Ghanimé, and Neil Napier.

"Helix" is executive produced by Ron Moore, creator of “Battlestar Galactica."

"Helix" Episode 1.11 - "Black Rain" (airs 3/14/14)
Peter (Napier) leads the Vectors in a desperate final attempt to spread the virus while the CDC scientists work together and successfully create a cure just as their lives come under threat from Ilaria Corporation's deadly mercenaries.

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Get Your First Look at Matt Ryan as Constantine

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 12:24

NBC has released the first promotional image from its "Constantine" pilot, and of course we have a look at it right here for you. Check it out, and let us know your thoughts!

From the Press Release:
As production begins on the new pilot "CONSTANTINE" — from executive producers Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer and director Neil Marshall — NBC, Warner Bros. Television, and DC Entertainment are today releasing the first official image of series star Matt Ryan in character as John Constantine.

“I’ve been a fan of John Constantine since he was first introduced in 1985. This Constantine, envisioned by Neil Marshall and embodied by Matt Ryan, looks like he sprang directly from the comics’ covers. Fans old and new are going to be in for a treat,” said executive producer David S. Goyer.

"CONSTANTINE" follows enigmatic and irreverent Liverpool con-man-turned-occult-detective John Constantine, who is reluctantly thrust into the role of defending our world against dark forces from beyond.

Featured in hundreds of comic book issues, John Constantine has been a DC Comics staple since his first appearance as a supporting character in Swamp Thing in 1985. The character was subsequently featured in his own bestselling Hellblazer and Constantine comic book series.

UK native Matt Ryan (Layer Cake, "The Tudors," "Torchwood") stars as the title character.

The "CONSTANTINE" pilot is executive produced by Daniel Cerone ("The Mentalist," "Dexter") and David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight films, Man of Steel). Neil Marshall (The Descent, "Game of Thrones") is directing from a teleplay by Daniel Cerone with story by Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer.

"CONSTANTINE" is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television and is based upon characters published by DC Entertainment.

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The Den Director Zachary Donohue Talks Voyeurism, Found Footage, and Webcams

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 12:00

The film The Den (review) brings a whole new, and much-needed, twist to the found-footage sub-genre of horror. Recently director and co-writer Zachary Donohue sat down with Dread Central to talk about his film.

For starters, Donohue discussed what he hoped to convey to the audience with The Den. "This is unlike any found footage movie you've ever seen," he said. "We wanted to create a movie that felt like you were on your own computer screen."

He added, "We wanted to convey this voyeuristic sense that maybe you shouldn't be watching this movie because you're privy to this character's emails, her chats. We really just wanted to tap into that idea of voyeurism."

But more than just peeping in on someone's life, Donohue also wanted The Den to portray the internet as it actually exists. "We wanted to create a funhouse," he said. "This is a movie about the internet, and there's a lot of weird and wild stuff out there. We wanted to generate a lot of scares but say something about the internet right now and present a kinda funny commentary about that. There are some moments in the movie where you should laugh and find [them] funny, not just scary."

The inspiration for the film came from an experience Donohue's writing partner, Lauren Thompson, had that was reenacted quite specifically in the film. "Lauren and I both moved together to LA, and she got a job working for this chat roulette site," Donohue said. "She would go around and poll people about their opinions on the site. So it was a noble cause, but everyone who was on the site was kind of a troll and they would either divert the conversation or just be really weird and silly. She came across this still image of a girl and had a really weird text conversation with her saying, 'Hey, why don't you turn your webcam on? It's a little creepy talking to this disembodied voice...' Well, she was typing to it so it wasn't a voice. She was like, 'This is really weird.' So we just started playing scenarios out in our heads like, 'Hey, what if this is a guy, or what if somebody turned on the camera and you witnessed a murder?' So we really liked that setup. From there we presented it in a traditional slasher formula. And I've always been a big horror guy since I was a kid and always wanted to make a movie like Dario Argento or in the vein of Halloween or The Burning."

Of course the unique thing about The Den is basically the entire film appears to be footage captured on webcams. This obviously would present Donohue with some challenges he wouldn't get if filming in a more traditional style. He spoke about how the webcam approach affected his work. "When we wrote our first draft, we realized a lot of the scares were sort of the same so we had to generate different things as opposed to just a creepy guy showing up behind the girl's shoulder," Donohue said. "A lot of thought went into how we should craft interesting moments that are scary that feel like a traditional horror movie with angles and cutaways. We also wanted to see how we could use the limitations of the webcams to our advantage. It's pretty scary that a lot of times you can't see what's off-frame, and we really wanted to play around with all of the best scenarios for scares with those limitations."

And although it isn't exactly a blood-soaked film, The Den does have some impressive effects. "We did manage to get a few good gags in, but at the end of the day, it was really how can we pull off these violent acts while servicing the story," Donohue said. "It's more about the story; how does the gore serve the story and feel real as opposed to a regular slasher where Jason cuts someone's head off and it's all about that."

Finally, Donohue spoke about Melanie Papalia. She is the lead actress and the face of The Den. There aren't many moments in the movie without Papalia in them so it was important to get just the right actress to play the part of Elizabeth Benton. "The casting audition was very intense because really the movie is all Elizabeth," Donohue said. "So with Melanie we wanted to see if she was interesting when she's not doing much and when she's big, when the scares are happening, can she scream well. That's always important for these kinds of movies. But also, does she bring that intensity that's going to put the audience on the edge of their seats? I'm very delighted that she took the leap of faith because there were a lot of scenes we were doing where it was very bizarre and unnatural. My direction would be like, 'Eyes to the left and imagine there's a thing on the side of the screen. Now move your eyes to the right.' A lot of small things that, when we were done, she'd be asking, 'Was that right?' I'd be able to tell her that it was going to look great, and she'd be really excited about it. Melanie is a very cool person, and she loves horror movies and has always wanted to be in one. It was great working with her because we were both kind of starting out. I'm happy we did this together."

From director Zach Donohue comes The Den, starring Melanie Papalia, Adam Shapiro, David Schlactenhaufen, and Matt Riedy.

Look for it from IFC Midnight in select theaters and on VOD on Friday, March 14th, 2014.

Synopsis
After receiving a grant for her graduate thesis, Elizabeth Benton (Papalia) logs on to a video chat site known as THE DEN on a mission to explore the habits of its users. During one of her random video chats, Elizabeth watches in horror as a teenage girl is gruesomely murdered in front of her webcam. While the police dismiss it as a viral prank, Elizabeth believes what she saw is real and takes it upon herself to find the truth.

Her life quickly spirals out of control as she gets pulled deeper into the darkest recesses of the internet. And eventually Elizabeth finds herself trapped in a twisted game in which she and her loved ones are targeted for the same grisly fate as the first victim.

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Unmask the Official Teaser and New Images from The Laughing Mask

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:30

It was November of 2012 when we first heard about Michael Aguiar's The Laughing Mask, and an update has finally come along with the film's official teaser trailer and some new images. Check 'em out and enjoy a good chuckle!

From the Press Release:
The Laughing Mask is an indie horror co-production from America and Brazil from writer/director Michael Aguiar and production house Bravestarr Pictures. The Laughing Mask was shot and completed in Florida over a rigorous 28-day shooting schedule.

The Director of Photography, William Schweikert, used a Red Epic camera to capture all of the horrifying imagery, while Daniel Mazikowski (The Sadist) handled all the special effects. The cast is compromised of several rising stars including Fran Rafferty, Inge Uys, Gabriel Lee, Sheyenne Rivers, Matt Ganey, and Thomas Noel Smith.

The film’s story involves the loss of family. Jake has lost his wife to a deranged killer – The Laughing Mask. Now Jake’s daughter is missing, and he will stop at nothing to get her back. Jake must team up with Det. Kate O’Malley in order to find The Laughing Mask’s lair and the madman himself. In darkness a father will face one of the most murderous killers ever known: The Laughing Mask.

Director Aguiar says of the teaser and the film: “My idea for this film was to have a thriller and horror film in the vein of Angel Heart (1987) and John Carpenter’s Halloween; I wanted to keep all the effects as practical as possible. This is an old school horror film, and I hope fans will be pleased with the results.”

Synopsis:
The Laughing Mask begins with Jake Johnson. After the brutal death of his wife, Jaycee, and the disappearance of his daughter, Barbara, Jake will do whatever is necessary to capture the man the media has dubbed “The Laughing Mask.” As the corpses begin to pile up, Jake has to find help in the detective skills of Kate O’Malley. Together they will play a deadly cat and mouse game with a killer in order to find Jake’s daughter and avenge the death of his wife. But The Laughing Mask knows of Jake’s desires for revenge, and he has plans of his own.

Look for release details later this year, and for more info in the meantime visit The Laughing Mask on Facebook.

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Dread Central LIVE: Jourdan McClure and Bill Oberst Jr. Talk Children of Sorrow! WATCH NOW!

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 21:53

The latest episode of Dread Central LIVE featuring indie horror superstar Bill Oberst, Jr., and director Jourdan McClure is now live and twitching for you cats! Check it out right here and get the skinny on Children of Sorrow and more!

Dread Central Live airs every Monday at 4PM PT / 7PM ET. Be sure to tune in.

Dread Central Live is a live, half-hour news/information/talk show dedicated to covering all aspects of the horror genre.

Hosts Staci Layne Wilson and "Gore Whore" Vanessa Gomez will guide viewers on a weekly journey of keeping current in horror via news updates, interviews with genre and mainstream stars and filmmakers, exclusive clips, trailer premieres, as well as exclusive coverage from set visits for horror feature films and TV shows in production. During the interview portions of the show, fans can submit questions via Twitter and Facebook which may be asked on-air by Staci and Vanessa in real time. DC Editor-in-Chief Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton will also make regular appearances, giving his unique “bat’s eye view” perspective on the genre that has fueled a lifelong obsession with the macabre!

Dread Central has ALWAYS been brought to you by fans for fans. We consider you guys our peers, and since we don't have - and have never had - a parent company behind us, we like to think that the site and everything it does belongs to you. That being said... tweet us @DreadCentral with your questions and comments, and we'll be answering everything that we can get to in REAL TIME.

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The Devil's Knot Untied in New Trailer

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 20:12

Image Entertainment is bringing The Devil's Knot to us on May 9th, and right now we have the full trailer for you cats with a penchant for true crime cases. Lord knows they rarely come as compelling as the story surrounding the West Memphis 3.

Synopsis:
From Academy Award nominated director Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter) and starring Academy Award winner Colin Firth (The King's Speech) and Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line), comes the true story of a crime that would grip a nation for almost two decades and that continues to be one of the most high-profile trials of all time. Based on the bestseller by Mara Leveritt, DEVIL'S KNOT recounts the trial and conviction of teenagers Damien Echols; Jessie Misskelley, Jr.; and Jason Baldwin in the savage murder of three 8-year-old boys in the small town of West Memphis, Arkansas, in 1993.

Dubbed the so-called "West Memphis Three," the defendants, each of them a social outsider, quickly found themselves up against a community crying out for justice as well as a lack of physical evidence that led police to believe the murders were carried out as part of a satanic occult ritual. Firth stars as Ron Lax in the film, a local private investigator and one of the first people to support the teens in their defense. Witherspoon plays Pam Hobbs, the mother of one of the murdered boys. Together, they allow an uncompromising look at both sides of a town that was torn apart… and will probably never be the same again.

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Louis Gossett Jr. Joins Extant Cast as Halle Berry's Father

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 20:04

Just when we thought the cast of CBS's upcoming new series "Extant" couldn't get any more impressive, along comes the news that Oscar, Golden Globe, and Emmy winner Louis Gossett, Jr., has joined the project.

Per TV Guide, Gossett will play Quinn, the father of Halle Berry's female astronaut character, Molly. Affable but undependable, Quinn, a retired doctor living out his days in an isolated island community, is out of touch with the world and estranged from his daughter.

Best known for An Officer and a Gentleman and "Roots," Gossett is slated to appear in at least two episodes beginning with Episode 1.04.

"Extant" premieres on Wednesday, July 2nd, at 9/8c on CBS.

Synopsis:
"EXTANT" is a mystery thriller about a female astronaut, Molly (Halle Berry), who is trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.

Goran Visnjic portrays John, Molly's husband; Pierce Gagnon plays their son, Ethan; and Camryn Manheim plays Sam Barton, Molly’s best friend. Michael O'Neill and Grace Gummer also co-star. "Extant" is a co-production of CBS Television Studios and Amblin Television. Steven Spielberg, Greg Walker, Mickey Fisher, who wrote the script, Brooklyn Weaver, Justin Falvey, and Darryl Frank serve as executive producers. Halle Berry serves as co-executive producer.

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Break the Cycle with this Producers' Preview of The Originals Episode 1.16 - Farewell to Storyville

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 18:43

While The CW is airing repeats of most of its shows this week, "The Originals" is new; and here's a Producers' Preview of Ep. 1.16, “Farewell to Storyville," in which exec producers Julie Plec and Michael Narducci discuss if Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah can break their troubled cycle.

"The Originals" Ep. 1.16 - "Farewell to Storyville" (airs 3/11/14, 8-9pm): TRAPPED IN THE CITY OF THE DEAD - Despite Klaus’ (Joseph Morgan) rage, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) is determined to protect Rebekah (Claire Holt) while the three of them are trapped in the City of the Dead cemetery by a witch’s boundary spell.

Klaus and Rebekah trade bitter accusations until Elijah steps in to reveal a long-held secret from the family’s past.

Meanwhile, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) races to free Rebekah, ultimately finding himself forced to make a deal with Genevieve (guest star Elyse Levesque).

Finally, Rebekah and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) connect over their shared concern for Hayley’s unborn baby.

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Jesse Warn directed the episode written by Michael Narducci.

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Meet Uncle Caleb in this Teaser for Tonight's Bates Motel Episode 2.02 - Shadow of a Doubt

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 18:08

Norman and Dylan's Uncle Caleb checks in to "Bates Motel" tonight in Episode 2.02, "Shadow of a Doubt," and a new promo video has arrived to introduce us to him. Check it out, and be sure to tune in... in just a few more hours!

Caleb Calhoun, Norma's estranged brother, is played by Kenny Johnson.

"Bates Motel" Episode 2.02 - "Shadow of a Doubt" (airs 3/10/14)
Norma (Vera Farmiga) tries to distract Norman (Freddie Highmore) from his obsession with Miss Watson by auditioning for a play. A new player in town has Dylan (Max Thieriot) and Remo (Ian Tracey) on edge.

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SXSW 2014: Mondo Unleashes Incredible Godzilla Poster

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 17:35

The restored Japanese version of the mother of all Kaiju movies, 1954's Godzilla, or Gojira for you purists out there, will be playing the SXSW festival on Tuesday, March 11, at 9:30pm, and attendees will receive a copy of a limited edition Mondo poster in promotion of the 2014 film. Check it out!

From the Press Release
A new restoration of GODZILLA: THE JAPANESE ORIGINAL, the monster classic that has spawned six decades of sequels, imitations, and remakes, will debut April 12 at the fifth TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, followed by a national release beginning at New York’s Film Forum, April 18-24.

GODZILLA was originally released here in 1956 as Godzilla: King of the Monsters, an atrociously cut, dubbed and re-edited version that inserted American actor Raymond Burr into the action; only an hour was used of the original’s 98 minute running time. Burr does not appear in the original, uncut version, which has an all-Japanese cast including Kurosawa regular Takashi Shimura, who the very same year appeared as leader of the Seven Samurai.

As directed by Ishirô Honda, with special effects by the legendary Eiji Tsuburaya, GODZILLA: THE JAPANESE ORIGINAL is much darker in tone than the dumbed-down U.S. release version, which entirely eliminated the original’s underlying theme: in the Japanese version, the monster is clearly a metaphor for the nuclear menace and the film itself a cry for world peace and disarmament. The American version also cut out all of the original’s astonishing Strangelove-like black humor.

The original GODZILLA holds up as one of the greatest science fiction/monster films ever made, boasting still-impressive special effects, as the radiation-breathing prehistoric monster, awakened after millennia by Hydrogen Bomb testing – and impervious to repeated shelling by the Japanese army – wreaks destruction on Tokyo.

GODZILLA became Toho Studio’s #1 box office hit of 1954 (its #2 that year was Seven Samurai) and was so popular worldwide that the company has since produced nearly 30 sequels and remakes; a statue near Toho headquarters in Tokyo pays tribute to their most valuable property. In 1984, the prestigious film journal Kinema Junpo rated it among the top 20 Japanese films of all time. In 1989, a published survey of 370 Japanese movie critics, Nihon Eiga Besuto 150 (Best 150 Japanese Films), ranked Godzilla the 27th greatest Japanese feature ever made.

A new American version of Godzilla from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, directed by Gareth Edwards (2010’s Monsters), will be released nationally May 16.

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Knights of Badassdom Leaves Forth on its Quest to Home Video

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 17:16

The producer's cut of the flick which is LARPing as a Joe Lynch film, Knights of Badassdom, is coming home to both Blu-ray and DVD; and we have all the details you need to know about its upcoming release.

From the Press Release
Sound the horns and prepare thyself for a most glorious tale of battling knights, spell-casting wizards, fair maidens, and one bloodthirsty demon from the netherworld in KNIGHTS OF BADASSOM.

Starring Peter Dinklage ("Game of Thrones," The Station Agent), Steve Zahn ("Treme," Dallas Buyers Club), Ryan Kwanten ("True Blood," Dead Silence), and Summer Glau ("Arrow," "Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles"), this 2014 theatrical release called "a blast and a half" (Max Nicholson, IGN) marches onto extras-loaded DVD and Blu-ray editions on April 1 from Entertainment One. Cans't thou handle it?

KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM follows three best friends (Dinklage, Zahn, and Kwanten) and dedicated LARPers (Live Action Role Players) as they take to the woods to reenact a dungeons and dragons-like scenario fresh out of the Middle Ages. Trouble arises after they unwittingly conjure up some serious evil in the form of a blood-lusting Succubus from the pits of hell. And as fantasy and reality collide on the Fields of Evermore in an all-out epic battle of make-believe wizards, demons, and assorted mythical creatures, their courage and friendship are put to the test as they attempt to vanquish the evil they have summoned. Will the group prove to simply be foam sword-wielding LARPers or true "Knights of Badassdom?" Art thou ready to find out?

Co-starring Danny Pudi ("Community"), Maragrita Levieva ("Revenge," Adventureland), and Jimmi Simpson ("House of Cards," Date Night), the Blu-ray and DVD editions conjure up some magical extras including interviews with Peter Dinklage, Steve Zahn, and director Joe Lynch; a behind-the-scenes featurette, a Summer Glau: Hottie Montage, and the film's San Diego Comic-Con panel.

KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM was produced by IndieVest Pictures' Mark Burton and Matt Wall and by Kevin Dreyfuss. Daniel J. Heffner, Ketura Krestin, Rizwan Virk, Rich Cowan, and Mike Elizalde executive produced.

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Mr. Jones Trailer Arrives to Send Shivers

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 17:08

The official home video trailer has arrived for Mr. Jones, and we have every startling second of it for you right here. That is, if you find it startling. If not, we have every regular second of it for you anyway. We like to be flexible.

From the Press Release
“Who is Mr. Jones?” To some, he is an enigmatic artist with a unique vision of humanity and our place in the spiritual universe. To others, his very name conjures unimaginable primal fears. But for two young people, he will become their worst nightmare...

From Preferred Film & TV’s Ross M. Dinerstein, the producer of the Sundance Film Festival smash hit The Pact and The Divide, comes Mr. Jones, bowing May 6th on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand from Anchor Bay Films. SRP is $26.99 for the Blu-ray and $24.98 for the DVD.

Having premiered at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in 2013, Mr. Jones will also have an exclusive Los Angeles limited theatrical engagement beginning May 2nd.

Scott (Jon Foster of Stay Alive) and Penny (Sarah Jones of “Sons of Anarchy”) just moved to a remote cabin to escape the pressures of the world and breathe new life into their art. But they’ll soon discover they are not alone: An infamously reclusive artist - known only as "Mr. Jones" - lives nearby. He doesn’t like to be disturbed and only comes out at night when he drags his strange, sinister sculptures deep into the woods. When Scott and Penny’s curiosity leads them too close for Mr. Jones’ comfort, he plunges the young couple into a nightmare world of mayhem, madness, and mind-bending terror.

Diane Neal (“Law & Order: SVU”), Mark Steger (I Am Legend), and David Clennon (John Carpenter’s The Thing) co-star in this startling tale from debut director Karl Mueller (screenwriter of Xavier Gens’ The Divide).

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True Detective Star to Be Murdered in a Crawlspace

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 17:00

There's no question that everyone who's starred in HBO's "True Detective" is gonna be getting quite the rub around Hollywood, and the first out of the gate is Erin Moriarty, who played Woody Harrelson's daughter on the incredible series.

Variety is reporting that Moriarty (pictured) has now landed the lead role in New Line’s Crawlspace. Phil Claydon will direct with The Conjuring’s Peter Safran producing along with Rick Alvarez.

The storyline follows a relocated family who moves into a new home where the previous inhabitants mysteriously were killed by a murderer living in the walls.

Gary Dauberman penned the script. Dave Neustadter and Walter Hamada will oversee for New Line.

Besides her role in “True Detective,” Moriarty has slowly begun building a resume with strong supporting roles in films like Kings of Summer and Fox’s The Watch. She can be seen next in Universal’s Ouija.

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Nicholas Hoult and More Ready to Kill Your Friends

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 16:50

We first told you about the feature film adaptation of John Niven's Kill Your Friends during last year's AFM. Today the cast has filled out in the fullest of ways. Read on for all of the latest details.

According to THR, Craig Roberts (22 Jump Street), Tom Riley (TV's "Da Vinci’s Demons"), Georgia King (Austenland), James Corden (Tony Award winner, One Man, Two Guvnors), and Edward Hogg (Bunny and the Bull) have joined the cast for satirical comedy Kill Your Friends, starring Nicholas Hoult (pictured; Warm Bodies, X-Men: First Class).

The flick tells the story of an A&R man who, desperately searching for the next big hit, takes the concept of killer tunes to a murderous new level.

Directed by Owen Harris, the film is produced by Gregor Cameron (UNIGRAM), Will Clarke (Altitude Film Entertainment), and Len Blavatnik (AI Film andWarner Music Group).

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Official Synopsis Arrives for Grimm Episode 3.16 with Guest Star Sam Witwer - The Show Must Go On

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 16:39

Back in late January we got word that "Being Human's" Sam Witwer is guest starring on "Grimm" this season, and now we have the full synopsis of the episode in which he'll appear, #3.16, entitled "The Show Must Go On," airing on March 21st.

"Grimm" Episode 3.16 - "The Show Must Go On" (airs 3/21/14; 9-10PM)
A WESEN CARNIVAL COMES TO PORTLAND - A double homicide leads Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) to a traveling carnival where the performers are not what they seem.

To get a better understanding of what’s going on behind the scenes, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) go undercover. On the wedding front, Monroe has a really important question for Nick.

In Austria an invaluable member of the Resistance makes the ultimate sacrifice to help Adalind (Claire Coffee). Bitsie Tulloch, Sasha Roiz, and Reggie Lee also star; Sam Witwer guest stars.

Related Story: Grimm Q&A: Reggie Lee Talks Sgt. Wu's Future, His Love Life, the Royal Baby, and More

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Next Season of True Detective to Focus on the Occult

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 15:38

HBO's "True Detective" flirted with being a horror-themed show all season, and one can argue that that's exactly what it was. One thing is certain... last night's season finale would have even the most jaded of Texas Chain Saw Massacre fans drooling. Now, for Season 2, things may be getting a whole lot darker.

We know two things for sure about the show... each season will be a self-contained story, and Season 1 lead actors Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey won't return.

So what's next? During an interview with series creator Nic Pizzolatto, HitFix inquired about the direction next season will take.

"I realize I need to keep being strange. Don't play the next one straight," Pizzolatto said. "This is really early, but I'll tell you [it's about] hard women, bad men, and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system."

Pizzolatto also went on to say that his prose is typically "populated with rich female characters," so maybe we'll be getting female detectives who will act as "mirrors to reflect some aspect of Rust (McConaughey) or Marty (Harrelson)."

Stay tuned, kids!

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DVD and Blu-ray Release Allows You to Escape from Tomorrow

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 15:18

One of the most talked about films from last year was Randy Moore's nightmarish Escape from Tomorrow (review), which was covertly filmed at Disney World. Next month you'll finally be able to see it for yourself. Read on for complete details!

From the Press Release
Featured in IndieWire’s top 5 first features of 2013, and called “a cult classic in the making” (Salon), Escape from Tomorrow comes to DVD and Blu-Ray April 29 from Cinedigm.

Unlike any film ever made, the most buzzed about debut at Sundance 2013 enraptured audiences with the fearless methods used by its writer/director Randy Moore along with its compelling take on childhood fantasy gone awry. Secretly shot at two world-famous theme parks, Escape from Tomorrow uses covert techniques that take guerrilla filming to another level, placing it amongst one of the most revolutionary films in history.

Celebrated by ScreenCrush as one of the best movies of the year and called a “sneakily subversive exercise in low-budget surrealism and anti-corporate satire” (Variety), Escape from Tomorrow takes place in a fantasyland of deliberately crafted childhood dreams. When family man Jim vacations with his wife and children, he is invaded by nightmares in the guise of princesses, happy theme park rides, and fellow tourists. With a backdrop familiar to all audiences as a setting where fairy tales become real, his world suddenly comes crashing down as these enchanting figures eerily turn into horrific characters threatening his very life.

Filled with “stunningly beautiful compositions made all the more impressive by the difficult circumstances of the shooting” (Los Angeles Times), Escape from Tomorrow on DVD features exclusive commentary, including one in which Jim recounts his adventure first-hand, along with a fascinating, must-see look at the making of the film.

Synopsis
The most provocative film from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Escape from Tomorrow should not exist, and yet it does. Like nothing you've ever seen, Randy Moore's directorial debut is a bold and ingenious trip into the happiest place on earth. An epic battle begins when a middle-aged American husband and father of two learns that he has lost his job. Keeping the news from his nagging wife and wound-up children, he packs up the family and embarks on a full day of park hopping amid enchanted castles and fairytale princesses.

Soon, the manufactured mirth of the fantasyland around him begins to haunt his subconscious. An idyllic family vacation quickly unravels into a surrealist nightmare of paranoid visions, bizarre encounters, and an obsessive pursuit of a pair of sexy teenage Parisians. Chillingly shot in black and white, Escape from Tomorrow dissects the mythology of artificial perfection while subversively attacking our culture's obsession with mass entertainment.

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Make Room for I, Frankenstein in Your Home Video Collection

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 15:13

A few short months after failing to impress the majority of horror fans, the action-packed I, Frankenstein heads home with multiple means of consumption. Read on for full details!

From the Press Release
Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) portrays one of the most iconic horror legends of all time in the gripping adventure I, Frankenstein, available on 3D Blu-ray (plus 2D Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD UltraViolet), along with DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Video On Demand, and Pay-Per-View, May 13 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. This film will be available on Digital HD May 2.

From the producers of Underworld, I, Frankenstein follows Frankenstein's monster (Eckhart) as he becomes involved in a war between two immortal clans. Also starring Bill Nighy (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest), Yvonne Strahovski (TV's "Chuck," TV's "Dexter"), Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, TV's "Rake"), Jai Courtney (Divergent, A Good Day to Die Hard), and Kevin Grevioux (Underworld, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans), I, Frankenstein was written for the screen and directed by Stuart Beattie (30 Days of Night, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) with a screen story by Kevin Grevioux and Stuart Beattie.

The explosive thriller takes place 200 years after Dr. Frankenstein's shocking creation came to life. Celestial forces name the creature Adam and arm him with weapons to defeat the demons that are constantly seeking his destruction. However, soon Adam finds himself in the middle of a war over the fate of humanity and discovers that he also holds the key that could destroy humankind.

Based on The Darkstorm Studios graphic novel "I, Frankenstein" created by Kevin Grevioux, the 3D Blu-ray and DVD are packed with insightful bonus features including audio commentaries with co-writer/director Stuart Beattie and filmmakers Gary Lucchesi, Richard Wright, James McQuaide, and Kevin Grevioux as well as two behind-the-scenes featurettes. I, Frankenstein will be available on 3D Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.

Special Features

  • Audio Commentary with Co-writer/Director Stuart Beattie
  • Audio Commentary with Filmmakers Gary Lucchesi, Richard Wright, James McQuaide, and Kevin Grevioux
  • "Creating a Monster" featurette
  • "Frankenstein's Creatures" featurette

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    Nearly a Dozen Zombeavers Stills to Gnaw On!

    Mon, 03/10/2014 - 15:03

    Be warned, kids! When the Zombeavers promotional dam breaks, you're likely to be flooded with all manner of goodness. On tap right now in support of the flick's appearance at Tribeca are a few new stills that don't shy away from the red stuff.

    The first two pics are the new ones; we're including the rest in case you missed them in our initial Tribeca 2014 Midnight Section lineup announcement.

    Starring Cortney Palm, Lexi Atkins, Rachel Melvin, Hutch Dano and Jake Weary, Zombeavers is an action-packed horror/comedy.

    Synopsis:
    A group of college kids staying at a riverside cabin are menaced by a swarm of deadly zombie beavers. A weekend of sex and debauchery soon turns gruesome as the beavers close in on the kids. Riding the line between scary, sexy, and funny, the kids are soon fighting for their lives in a desperate attempt to fend off the hoard of beavers that attack them in and around their cabin.

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    Another Clip and a Pair of Images Arrive from The Walking Dead Episode 4.14 - The Grove

    Mon, 03/10/2014 - 14:58

    A second sneak peek of "The Walking Dead" Episode 4.14, "The Grove," which aired during last night's edition of "Talking Dead," has popped up online, and we have it for you here along with a pair of stills from the ep.

    Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, "The Walking Dead" stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman, and Sonequa Martin-Green.

    The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Tom Luse, and Greg Nicotero.

    "The Walking Dead" Episode 4.14 - "The Grove" (airs 3/16/14)
    After finding an idyllic place to establish a new shelter, the group starts to question whether it is possible to go back to the way things were. Written by Scott M. Gimple and directed by Michael Satrazemis.

    To stay up-to-the-minute on all things walker related, follow @WalkingDead_AMC on Twitter and visit "The Walking Dead" on Facebook. For more be sure to hit up the official "The Walking Dead" page on AMC.com.







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