IFC has released a new clip from Jim Mickle's (Stake Land and We Are What We Are) latest flick, Cold in July (review), and we have it for you right here along with a shoe to the nuts!
Look for the film in limited theaters and VOD outlets now.
Cold in July stars Michael C. Hall, Vinessa Shaw, Don Johnson, Sam Shepard, and Nick Damici.
On a hot Texas summer night in 1989, family man Richard Dane (Hall) awakens to the sound of a burglar breaking into his home. In a panic, he shoots the intruder dead—but this nightmare is only just beginning. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when the burglar’s ex-con father, Ben (Shepard), rolls into town, hell-bent on revenge. However, not all is as it seems. Misled by the cops and desperate for answers, Richard embarks on an increasingly berserk, bloodstained quest to discover what really happened that night.
We love viral marketing around these parts because when it's done well, it can be pretty stellar. A new public service announcement came across our desks a little while ago urging us NOT to do a new designer drug called Mech. Read on for the reasons why you should listen.
Head on over to the viral site Don't Do Mech. In the interim you can watch the video below and dig on this startling account of one Australian user's run in with this deadly substance.
We received more information on the reported mech case in Melbourne. On May 30th at 3:47am, a male, mid 20′s arrived into the Emergency ward delirious and complaining of severe stomach pains. When medical staff tried to treat him, he went into a fit of rage destroying expensive medical equipment. While trying to subdue him, four staff were seriously injured. Police on duty at Royal Melbourne Hospital were called to the scene. Bath salts and a speed overdose were suspected, but autopsy has confirmed Mech was present in his system. A jagged metallic structure was excised from his abdomen, the size of a softball. Doctors are still trying to determine what the metallic structure is made of.
Witnesses say the man seemed “possessed” and was speaking incoherently. The scene was described as “gruesome”. The victims body was said to be covered in open lesions. All four medical staff remain in stable but serious condition.
The victims family was notified early Friday morning. They wish their son remain anonymous.
This violent incident ended in tragedy, not unlike previous reports on our soil.
Look for more on this one soon and remember, kids...
Big news is coming out of The Hero Complex Film Festival. The wonderful Sigourney Weaver was on hand to speak about the now 35-year-old Alien franchise, including its sequels and spin-offs, but the big news is that she'd do the long talked about Alien 5 if the situation was right.
Check out the details via Collider.
"I feel after going to a couple of these Comic-Cons and meeting so many fans who are so passionate about the series, passionate about Ripley — that there’s more story to tell; but I don’t know how to do that. I don’t think Alien belongs on Earth popping out of a haystack, which is where I was afraid it was going to go. I feel it should take place in the far reaches of the universe where no one in their right mind would go. There are very few filmmakers that I can think of that I would want to entrust this to. But I can think of a couple… I feel there’s a longing in certain groups of fans when I meet them for the story to be finished because we really left it up in the air and I feel a bit badly about that because I was part of that decision making process. I didn’t want to make four and five in a bundle. I think it’s hard to make these films all in a big lump. You need time to sort of let things resonate so I can imagine a situation where we could at least finish telling her story. I think that would be very satisfying at least to me — although I haven’t done anything about it; but I can understand why that could happen and I certainly know young filmmakers who are interested in doing that. So we’ll just have to see what happens."
Please, video gods... make this happen.
Toronto-based filmmaker Ryan M. Andrews (2012's Sick) is currently in pre-production on his fourth feature-length horror flick, entitled Save Yourself. On tap for you today is the plot crunch, cast list and even a piece of poster art for the not-yet-shot film, and you can expect more about this one real soon!
In the meantime, head over to the Save Yourself Facebook page, to keep tabs on the project.
The film stars Jessica Cameron (Truth or Dare), Ry Barrett, Sydney Kondruss and Tianna Nori.
Five women on a road trip to LA cross paths with a deranged mad scientist.
We're just a couple of days away from the release of Stephen King's latest, Mr. Mercedes, which arrives on Tuesday, June 3rd. To celebrate, his publishers have released some promo and teaser videos - one of which stars our old pal Pennywise.
The ever-vigilant Lilja's Library brought the vids to our attention, and if you click the link to their site at the bottom of the page, they'll point you in the direction of more familiar faces introducing King's new book: Danny from The Shining and Carrie from, well, Carrie.
Before you watch the teasers, though, be sure check out King himself talking about the news story that inspired him to write the novel in the first place.
In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands.
In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes.
In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the “perk” and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy.
Brady Hartfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again. Only Bill Hodges, with a couple of highly unlikely allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose because Brady’s next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands.
Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.
My fellow heathens, a fierce new witch hunter is on his way to "Salem" by way of ship, and you'll get a taste of his wily ways in this new clip from tomorrow night's Episode 1.07, "Our Own Private America."
"Salem" explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth behind them.
Related Story: Visit our "Salem" Archive
The series stars Janet Montgomery as the ruthless but vulnerable Mary Sibley, Salem’s most powerful enchantress; Shane West as handsome, hardened war veteran John Alden – and Mary’s onetime love interest; Seth Gabel as local aristocrat Cotton Mather, who fans the flames of Salem’s witch hunt; Ashley Madekwe as Mary’s mysterious, carnal accomplice, Tituba; Xander Berkeley as chief politician Magistrate Hale; Tamzin Merchant as the forthright Anne Hale, an artist with a perilous attraction to Alden; Elise Eberle as the mysteriously afflicted Mercy Lewis; and Iddo Goldberg as outcast Isaac Walton.
In addition to Stephen Lang as the aforementioned witch hunger, Increase Mather, guest starring in the ep are Sammi Hanratty as Dottie, Mary Catherine O'Donnell as Emily, Daniel James as Joe Barker, Sharon Landry as Mrs. Barker, Rachel Whitman Groves as Mrs. Trask, David Jensen as Captain, Morgana Shaw as Mab, and Ben Mouton as Lamb.
"Salem" Episode 1.07 - "Our Own Private America" (airs 6/1/14)
When a shakeup within the coven leaves Mary with more power than ever, she hatches her most nefarious plan yet to bring the witches closer to achieving the Grand Rite. Alden and Cotton, reeling from the aftermath of their interrogation, question the efficacy of the trials while Cotton is left to wonder if his life's work has amounted to anything.
Alden finds himself weaker by the day – a victim of a dream spell that Mary uses to search Alden’s subconscious to locate the Malum – and work out her sexual frustration in the process. Meanwhile, with Mary’s attentions increasingly focused on her old flame Alden and her new pupil Mercy, tension escalates between Mary and Tituba.
Elsewhere, Anne makes an eerie discovery about her father's activities. When Cotton’s father, Increase Mather, makes an unanticipated entrance, Salem and its coven faces the arrival of the most feared witch hunter. Written by Adam Simon and Brannon Braga; directed by David Von Ancken.
Keep your eyes on the "Salem" Facebook page for updates and more info.
Most of the regulars appear in this new trailer for Season 7, the last hurrah of HBO's "True Blood." It arrives in just a few more weeks with a premiere directed by Stephen Moyer, and while we're not expecting a full return to the show's previous glory, we do have hopes that it will end on a high note.
The series follows waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can hear people’s thoughts, and vampires Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård). Created by Alan Ball, the show is based on the bestselling "Sookie Stackhouse" novels by Charlaine Harris.
Related Story: Visit our "True Blood" archive.
Other Season 7 cast members - both old and new - include: Sam Trammell as Sam, Ryan Kwanten as Jason, Rutina Wesley as Tara, Chris Bauer as Andy, Kristin Bauer van Straten as Pam, Amelia Rose Blaire as Willa, Lauren Bowles as Holly, Tara Buck as Ginger, Gregg Daniel as Rev. Daniels, Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette, Aaron Christian Howles as Rocky, Joe Manganiello as Alcide, Noah Matthews as Wade, Bailey Noble as Adilyn, Nathan Parsons as James (previously played by Luke Grimes), Adina Porter as Lettie Mae, Carrie Preston as Arlene, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Nicole, Deborah Ann Woll as Jessica, and Karolina Wydra as Violet.
Episode 7.01 - “Jesus Gonna Be Here” (air date 6/22/14)
A band of rogue H-vamps crashes the vampire-human mixer at Bellefleur’s with shocking results. As Sookie (Anna Paquin) seeks refuge from accusations that she’s somehow to blame for the chaos in Bon Temps, the “one vampire for every human” plan moves forward. In the face of a vigilante insurrection led by redneck Vince (Brett Rickaby), Bill (Stephen Moyer) receives aid from an unexpected source. Written by Angela Robinson; directed by Stephen Moyer.
And the merry-go-round that is Sony's Ghostbusters reboot/sequel continues spinning as some more non-news has hit the Net with regard to the long-gestating project's director. The Wrap reports that a name familiar to the horror crowd is now in the mix...
While doing a story on the shake-up behind the scenes of Marvel's Ant-Man, the site included this tidbit about Ghostbusters III:
Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer is also in the mix for the high-profile [Ant-Man] job, but he just had a baby with his wife, publicist Holly Shakoor Fleischer, and may be reluctant to take a demanding gig that will require such a big commitment. He's also being considered to direct Ghostbusters III for Sony, for whom he directed Zombieland and 30 Minutes or Less, though that project isn't heading into production nearly as soon.
So take that bit of info as you will, and as always, expect more soon.
Production could start as early as this fall, but it's expected to begin early next year in New York. Etan Cohen penned the new script, which is cut from the same cloth as the original films. The original Ghostbusters will have a very small role in the sequel. Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson, who played Ray Stantz and Winston Zeddemore, respectively, are expected to return, though Bill Murray's involvement is questionable. You may recall that Murray had a cameo in Zombieland so maybe Fleischer can get him to commit after all!
Last week we got word that Canadian TV network Space had committed to a second season of "Bitten," their most-watched original series ever, and Syfy is hot on their heels with an announcement of their own...
From the Press Release:
Syfy has acquired the popular supernatural thriller "Bitten" for a second season consisting of 10 all-new episodes. Production on Season 2 will begin this summer in Toronto, and the series, from leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne), will return to Syfy in 2015.
Said Chris Regina, Senior Vice President, Programming, Syfy: "'Bitten' is a fast-paced and edgy series which has found a growing and passionate fan base on our channel. We’re delighted to bring the series back to Syfy next year.”
Said Prentiss Fraser, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Acquisitions, eOne Television International: “We’re absolutely thrilled with the tremendous support and enthusiasm from fans across social media since the debut of 'Bitten.' We look forward to working with the talented cast and crew on another compelling season and continuing our partnership with Syfy in bringing the series back to viewers in the U.S. next year.”
During its first season on Syfy, "Bitten" averaged 1.1 million total viewers based on Live +7 data.
Based on the Women of the Otherworld novels by #1 New York Times best-selling author Kelley Armstrong, "Bitten" stars Laura Vandervoort ("Smallville," Ted) as Elena Michaels, the lone female werewolf in existence. "Bitten" also stars Greg Bryk (A History of Violence, "Rookie Blue") as the Alpha pack leader Jeremy Danvers, Greyston Holt ("Alcatraz" "Durham County") as passionate pack enforcer Clayton Danvers, Steve Lund ("Being Erica") as Nick Sorrentino, and Michael Xavier ("The Best Years") as Dr. Logan Jonsen.
"Bitten" is executive produced by J.B. Sugar for No Equal Entertainment, John Barbisan, and Patrick Banister for Hoodwink Entertainment, and Tecca Crosby, John Morayniss, and Margaret O’Brien for Entertainment One (eOne). Daegan Fryklind is showrunner. eOne is the worldwide distributor for the series. "Bitten" is produced by No Equal Entertainment, Hoodwink Entertainment, and eOne in association with Space and Bell Media. Rebecca DiPasquale and Tom Hastings are Production Executives, Drama, Bell Media. Trish Williams is Director of Drama, Independent Production, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Catherine MacLeod is Senior Vice-President, Specialty Channels and Bell Media Production. Phil King is President, CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming.
We're big fans of horror photog Joshua Hoffine here at Dread Central, and so too are the folks at Mezco, who just signed him up for their upcoming book 16 Years of Terror- Art Inspired by The Living Dead Dolls, heading our way by year-end.
From the Press Release:
Award winning photographer Joshua Hoffine is well known for creating some of the most disturbing and horrific images in modern photography.
Often utilizing elaborate and meticulously detailed sets, he eschews Photoshop and relies on props, special effects, costumes, and old-fashioned camera tricks. The end results are lushly cinematic nightmares.
Now, for the first time, he is teaming up with The Living Dead Dolls to create an image for their upcoming book, 16 Years of Terror- Art Inspired by The Living Dead Dolls. The book, set to be published in the 4th quarter of 2014, will feature the work of over a hundred artists, each inspired by The Living Dead Dolls.
"It is a great thrill to be working with Mr. Hoffine," said Mezco's Mike Drake. "We've all been fans of his work for some time now... one of his photos even hangs in the Mezco offices. To have a photographic genius and master of the macabre like him team up with The Living Dead Dolls is both exciting and terrifying. I have a feeling there will be more than a few nightmares once he unveils the unholy spawn of this union."
Added Joshua Hoffine, "I'm excited about working with The Living Dead Dolls. My wife and daughters own several. This project is a fun opportunity to pay homage to a unique and influential contributor to the horror landscape."
Damien Glonek, one of the original creators of The Living Dead Dolls, added, "Any artists out there, if you have Living Dead Doll-inspired art, send us an email at LivingDeadDollsArt@gmail.com before June 6th; we may have a place for you in the book!"
Stay tuned for the official 16 Years of Terror release date and more.
We may not be living in the End Times, but we are certainly living in strange times. Nicolas Cage starring in a remake of a Kirk Cameron movie? The power of Cage compels you to feast your eyes upon the official trailer and new poster for the Rapture reboot Left Behind.
A while back we got to see the first footage from the remake of Left Behind featuring Cage uttering something along the lines of "If my wife had to leave me for another man, it might as well be Jesus." Keep in mind the film is not meant to be a comedy.
No. This Left Behind is from the same people responsible for the Kirk Cameron series, but this time they're aiming for more secular viewers by making the film a bit less preachy and a bit more disaster-y. One look at the trailer, and yes, indeed, "disaster" comes to mind.
The trailer still has nothing on the Photoshop disaster that is the official poster. Who in their right mind approved that? The expression on Cage’s face! As if he’s staring back at the viewer agreeing that he has no clue what the hell he’s doing in this movie either.
Stuntman-director Vic Armstrong helms the reboot that co-stars Chad Michael Murray, Jordin Sparks, and Nicky Whelan amongst those left behind when God raptures all the good and righteous Christians up to heaven, leaving every airplane in the air at the time ready to come crashing down to earth like so many fallen angels.
The trailer swears Left Behind will be in theaters on October 3rd despite looking even more direct-to-video than The Omega Code movies.
Hey, maybe they can remake those films next also starring Nic Cage but as more of a National Treasure by way of the Bible Code. Yep, I definitely smell the "In God We Trust" all over the money those films will mint.
On tap right now we have an exclusive clip from Juno Mak's Hong Kong vampire flick Rigor Mortis courtesy of Well Go USA, and it's bound to bring a great dosage of grim to your otherwise happy weekend. Check it out!
Well Go USA has announced that they'll be releasing Rigor Mortis on VOD outlets June 6th along with a limited theatrical roll-out on the same day. The theatrical listings thus far include New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle, and Honolulu.
Along with the clip, check out the film's poster art, trailer, and a gallery of stills below!
In this eerie and chilling contemporary action/special effects-laden homage to the classic Chinese vampire movies of the 1980’s, writer-director-producer Juno Mak makes his feature directorial debut. Co-produced by J-Horror icon Takashi Shimizu, and reuniting some of the original cast members of the classic Mr. Vampire series, Rigor Mortis is set in a creepy and moody Hong Kong public housing tower whose occupants, we soon discover, run the gamut from the living to the dead to the undead, along with ghosts, vampires, and zombies.
RIGOR MORTIS stars action movie veteran Chin Siu-ho (Siu-ho) as a former vampire hunting actor who now finds himself reaching the end of the line as a washed-up star, separated from his wife and alienated from his son. Down on his luck and with barely a dollar to his name, he checks into Room 2442 in the housing estate, an allegedly haunted flat. His aim is to end his misery by doing himself in, but instead Siu-ho is interrupted by some of the other "occupants" of the building including a Taoist master-exorcist (Anthony Chan), a traumatized housewife with a tragic past (Kara Hui), as well as a seemingly benign elderly woman (Paw Hee-ching) who has an empty coffin conspicuously hanging in the middle of her apartment. Soon it becomes apparent to Siu-ho that the people around him and the situation are far from normal. Despite his lack of belief in superstition, Siu-ho is soon thrust into the battle of his life as vicious vampires with unsettled business begin to rise from the dead...
Remains of Dawn Doe Properly Marked Thanks to Marilyn Wick of Costume World and Road Trip of the Dead Team
There's a reason one of those skeletons in Dawn of the Dead looked so real. Because it was! Yikes! After more than three decades, the remains of Dawn Doe are finally memorialized properly thanks to Marilyn Wick and the team behind the upcoming film Road Trip of the Dead.
From the Press Release
Pittsburgh Independent horror documentary film, Road Trip of the Dead, an Evans City Production, has helped raise funds to place a marker on the grave of the unknown skeletal remains used in the 1978 film, George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead. In doing research for the documentary/reality horror film, the group of independent filmmakers stumbled upon a story of a real skeleton used in the 1978 horror film.
Tom Savini borrowed a skeleton, thinking it to be a prop from the late Larry Wintersteller for the production. After the film was completed, Mr. Wintersteller sold the skeleton to Marilyn Wick of the famous Costume World costume shops and Wick Theatre. Mrs. Wick placed the skeleton in her window at the old location until authorities noticed how real it looked. The skeleton was confiscated in 1982 and an autopsy was performed by the famous Coroner Joshua Perper, who later performed the autopsy of Anna Nicole Smith. After the autopsy the skeleton was determined to be the remains of a 35-year old woman which were approximately 100-years old.
All those in connection to the skeleton were questioned and Mr. Wintersteller stated that he knew the skeleton was real and had purchased the skeleton from an Old Fellows Lodge that used it in ignition ceremonies and events. Both Mr. Savini and Mrs. Wick stated they had no knowledge of the skeleton being a real person. The corner added that the effects that Mr. Savini had added to the skeleton were very impressive and seemed like aged flesh. That is actually what had drawn attention to the skeleton in the first place. In late 1982, an Allegheny County Pennsylvania Court Judge ordered that the skeletal remains were to be buried. David Fryer Funeral Home of Pittsburgh donated services including a funeral, limo and grave plot at Mount Lebanon Cemetery also in Pittsburgh.
The plot remained unmarked for the last 31 years until documentary filmmakers Harmoni and William Sanders, Russel Douglas, Lawrence DeVincentz and Matt Blazi decided to make a documentary/reality hybrid film called Road Trip of the Dead headed by Harmoni and William Sanders. Mrs. Sanders and the group decided that it was the right thing to do to finally give this woman a proper marker. Since the remains are unknown, the group and the cemetery decided to mark the grave “Dawn Doe, Unknown Finally laid to rest March 19th, 1983."
The down payment was made by Mrs. Sanders and group, but $1100 needed to be raised to finish purchasing the marker, preparations and fees over the next year. This was where the story looped back around to the beginning with Mrs. Wick contributing the necessary funds and give Dawn Doe a proper headstone.
Road Trip of the Dead Synopsis
The synopsis of the film couldn’t be truer. A group of friends set out to make a documentary about Pittsburgh Horror Film Locations. The group soon finds out that the horror they love is becoming a reality. The film is currently filming and stars Tom Savini, Gary Streiner and Jim Krut and more Romero stars are being added as they film all across Western Pennsylvania at all the Romero based sites.
Trailer numero dos has arrived for Eli Roth's next film, The Green Inferno (review), and it carries a positive message... Save the Earth and yourself by leaving the jungle the hell alone!
Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, and Sky Ferreira star.
From acclaimed horror director, Eli Roth, THE GREEN INFERNO follows a group of student activists who travel from New York City to the Amazon to save the rainforest. However, once they arrive in this vast green landscape, they soon discover that they are not alone… and that no good deed goes unpunished.
Hot on the heels of the last leaked poster reveal, another new one-sheet has arrived for Scott Derrickson's Deliver Us from Evil. Check 'em both out here and let us know which you prefer. No really... say something for once, will ya?!?
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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Paramount has switched around the releases of two of their upcoming genre films, the newest installment of Friday the 13th and Scouts vs. Zombies. Read on for the details.
Scouts vs. Zombies will open March 13, 2015, the date originally assigned to Friday the 13th, which will now see release 8 months later than scheduled on November 13, 2015.
Sarah Dumont, Halston Sage, Lukas Gage, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joseph Morgan, and David Koechner star in Scouts, directed by Christopher Landon (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones). Andy Fickman, Todd Garner, Bryan Brucks and Betsy Sullenger are producing. The movie follows a group of Boy Scouts who try to fend off a zombie attack in their small town.
Director David Bruckner (The Signal, V/H/S) is in talks to helm the new film in the Friday franchise but has yet to confirm.
On Tuesday, June 3, the Motor City will celebrate RoboCop Day to honor the brave men and women of the Detroit Police Department. There will be a RoboCop appearance and meet and greet, a chance for the fans to check out some screen used memorabilia and...
...the action will culminate with RoboCop throwing out the first pitch for a Detroit Tigers game.
In conjunction with the release of RoboCop on Blu-ray and DVD, RoboCop Day promises to be a memorable event and it's open to all. The afternoon activity takes place at the Detroit Police Department and Public Safety Headquarters, 1301 Third Street, Detroit. Check out the schedule below, and if you're in the Detroit area, you're primary directive is now to be sure to attend RoboCop Day!
From the Press Release
RoboCop Day (Tuesday, June 3) Schedule
12:00 p.m. - RoboCop and Detroit Police Department arrivals
12:10 p.m. - RoboCop presentation and statue announcement
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Fan photo opportunities with RoboCop
1:00 p.m. - RoboCop and Detroit Police Department departure to protect the City of Detroit
7:00 p.m. - RoboCop throws out the first pitch at Comerica Park
About RoboCop Day
To commemorate the Blu-ray and DVD release of RoboCop on June 3, MGM and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment invite the city of Detroit to honor the iconic crime fighter that helped save the city with RoboCop Day. In conjunction with Imagination Station and the Detroit Police Department, RoboCop Day will kick off with a dedication of the new monument honoring the legendary hero that will soon have a home in the city. Fans can also participate in a meet-and-greet with RoboCop, get an exclusive look at the motorcycles and props from the movie, see a mock of the statue, and get free cupcakes courtesy of Just Baked.
Detroit’s police officers have one of the toughest jobs in the U.S., and Fox wants a fun and interactive way to honor them in the heart of the city they protect each day. RoboCop Day aims to celebrate and give people a chance to meet the day-to-day heroes of Detroit and its iconic superhero, RoboCop.
Directed by José Padilha, RoboCop stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley and Samuel L. Jackson. InRoboCop, the year is 2028 and OmniCorp – the world’s leader in robot technology – sees a golden opportunity to reap billions for their company. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman)–a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured, OmniCorp grabs their chance to build a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and will stop at nothing – no matter the cost to Alex – to make sure the program succeeds. But OmniCorp never counted on one thing: there is still a man fighting inside the machine. The film is written by Joshua Zetumer and Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner, and produced by Marc Abraham and Eric Newman. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Columbia Pictures released RoboCop theatrically on February 12, 2014.
Filmmaker Aaron B. Koontz (Malevolence) dropped us a line via Facebook to let us know that his latest short, Chupugcabra, is now available for mass consumption! So sit up, roll over, play dead, and start watching!
Jeremy King, Courtney Hans, Dashiell Smith, Spencer Greenwood, and Leola L Perez star in the short, which you can dig on below along with a gag reel.
Paper Street Pictures presents its newest horror-comedy short film: THE EL CHUPUGCABRA, an over the top, self-aware genre pic about a young family adopting a Pug and getting far more than they bargained for.
We're one week away from the theatrical release of Alex van Warmerdam's highly intriguing looking flick Borgman (review), which Drafthouse Films unloads on June 6th. In the meantime, check out a highly disturbing new clip from the film, which takes body disposal to a whole new level!
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.
Words alone cannot fully convey the joy writing that headline has brought me. I wish I could squeeze an uncircumcised penis reference into every story. If only for the sheer absurdity of it all. Now, where were we... oh yeah! Attack of the Devil!
Written, directed, and produced by filmmaker Lon Strickland (creator of the International Shit Movie Film Festival), Attack of the Devil bills itself as "quite possibly the greatest piece of web content ever created."
What is it, you ask? Why it's just the greatest giant monster / comedy / musical / horror / sci-fi / socio-religious satire the world has ever known, and you can watch it below RIGHT NOW!
Upon discovering a gigantic uncircumcised penis in the deserts of Iraq, Father Joseph inadvertently awakens a sixty-story high Satan from his ancient slumber. Come to find out the giant penis is for Robo-Jesus, the enormous ancient alien the Vatican is in the process of reconstructing. Yes, Robo-Jesus has an uncircumcised penis, and yes, the Devil and Robo-Jesus find themselves in the clutches of an epic battle. When the priests start singing and the Pope calls for Robo-Jesus' circumcision, morbid curiosity will take you to the end. And trust us... you’ll want to stay until the end.
“This film was my effort to create something original, a giant monster musical comedy, while staying true to the shit movie aesthetic, with over-the-top performances and spending as little money as possible to execute a big budget concept,” said Strickland. “I wanted to make something loaded with extremes and ambiguity while letting the audience fend for themselves, asking is it funny? Is it cool? Is it offensive? I don't know, but it's my kind of art!"
Inspired by "bad as form" comedy, Strickland has had content featured on "The Howard Stern Show" and "Tosh.0." He was a producer on the "Tommy Wi-Show" (featuring the infamous Tommy Wiseau from The Room playing video games on the moon) and worked with Liam Lynch to bring back "Syfl & Olly" (the greatest sock puppet show over conceived).
Attack of the Devil stars Raymond McAnally ("30 Rock," "Boardwalk Empire") as Father Joseph, and also features Timothy A. Bennett (Gingerdead Man vs. Evil Bong, "Jimmy Kimmel Live!").
Do you like folk music? Giant monster movies? How about Satanic heavy metal? You really get it all in this fifteen-minute short film that will remind you never to take the internet for granted. Something this beautifully weird only comes along once in a lifetime so give it a watch, maybe do some research on circumcision afterwards, and most importantly, all praise Lord Satan - for it is he who performs miracles (insert sarcasm (or don’t) here).