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Read an Exclusive Preview of Jonathan Wood's Sci-Fi/Horror Detective Novel Yesterday's Hero

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 11:30

Yesterday’s Hero, the follow-up to Jonathan Wood's rip-roaring sci-fi/horror detective novel No Hero, arrives tomorrow, September 9th, from Titan Books. As promised when we first learned about the release, here's an exclusive preview entitled "Now."

CLICK HERE to download a PDF of our exclusive excerpt from Yesterday's Hero. The next installment, Anti-Hero, arrives in March 2015.

Synopsis:
Another day. Another zombie T-Rex to put down. All part of the routine for Arthur Wallace and MI37—the government department devoted to defending Britain from threats magical, supernatural, extraterrestrial, and generally odd. Except a zombie T-Rex is only the first of the problems about to trample, slavering and roaring, through Arthur's life.

Before he can say, “But didn't I save the world yesterday?,” a new co-director at MI37 is threatening his job, middle-aged Russian cyborg wizards are threatening his life, and his co-workers are threatening his sanity. As Arthur struggles to unravel a plot to re-enact the Chernobyl disaster in England's capital, he must not only battle foreign occult science but also struggle to keep the trust of his team. Events spiral out of control, friendships fray, and loyalties are tested to their breaking point.

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New Extraterrestrial Poster is Out of This World

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 11:15

IFC Midnight has announced that the sci-fi/horror flick Extraterrestrial, directed by Colin Minihan and written by The Vicious Brothers, will be available on VOD October 17th and in limited theatres on November 21st. Right now we have the one-sheet for you.

The film centers around a group of college friends who travel to a secluded cabin in the woods for a weekend of partying. As the night is winding down, they notice something strange in the sky: a ball of fire descending through the air, crash landing in the nearby forest...

Freddie Stroma and Brittany Allen star in the indie feature produced by Randy Manis, Kim Arnott, Shawn Angelski, and Martin Fisher.

Synopsis
From The Vicious Brothers, the creators of Grave Encounters, comes a different kind of encounter, one of EXTRATERRESTRIAL origin. Still reeling from her parents’ divorce, April (Daytime Emmy winner Brittany Allen) is dragged back to the vacation cabin she spent fond summers at as a child accompanied by a group of friends. Her trip down memory lane takes a dramatic and terrifying turn when a fireball descends from the sky and explodes in the nearby woods.

Lead by her boyfriend, played by Freddie Stroma (Harry Potter & The Half Blooded Prince, Pitch Perfect), the group venture out toward the crash site and discover the remnants of a ship from another planet along with footprints that suggest its alien occupants are still alive. The college friends soon find themselves caught in the middle of something bigger and more terrifying than anything they could ever imagine.

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Artwork and Trailer Celebrate the Day of the Mummy

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 11:00

On tap right now are the first trailer and artwork for the next film from Jesse Baget's Ruthless Pictures, entitled Day of the Mummy. Look for it on VOD and DVD December 9, 2014, courtesy of RLJ/Image Entertainment.

Johnny Tabor directs the film, which stars Danny Glover, William McNamara, Nimi, and Andrea Monier.

Synopsis
Welcome to Egypt, land of the Pharaohs. A place steeped in history and legend, gods and spiritual guides, untold wealth – and the bone-cracking, blood-spilling guardians of its riches.

Jack Wells has arrived in Egypt in search of the famous diamond known as The Codix Stone. His journey leads him to the tomb of the cursed King Neferu, cursed not by name but by nature. With his centuries-old slumber disturbed by timeless human greed, the King rises from the dead with a blood-lust that cannot be staunched and a raging fury that will shred flesh from bone, bringing terrible and tormented death to all who dare witness the Day of the Mummy.

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A Teenage Hunter Arises in Author Dave Zeltserman's The Boy Who Killed Demons

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:30

“Have I mentioned before that I hate demons?” asks Henry Dudlow, the unlikely teenage hero of Dave Zeltserman's The Boy Who Killed Demons. Intrigued? Then read on to learn more about the upcoming novel.

Its release date is October 16th, but first Dave (pictured right) is attending the upcoming New York Comic Con (October 9-12) in The Overlook Press booth. Before he heads to the Big Apple, we'll be chatting with him about The Boy Who Killed Demons so look for our Q&A soon. In the meantime check out the synopsis and cover art below.

From the Press Release:
Like the fictional heroes who have come before him, Henry Dudlow didn’t ask for the gift (or as he sees it, curse) forced upon him. At age 13, when he should have been reading comic books, goofing off with friends, and thinking about high school, Henry discovered that he sees people differently. Instead of his mild-mannered neighbor looking like an average middle-aged man, Henry saw a disturbing creature, a demon.

Now, at age 15, he has alienated himself from his parents, his grades and social life have suffered, and he has thrown himself into the translation and study of ancient texts on the supernatural—not your average teenager’s extracurricular activity.

The Boy Who Killed Demons is written entirely as Henry’s diary, serving the purpose of recording the truth about demons in case he doesn’t survive, as well as documenting the regular dangers of high school: angry parents, a budding romance, and the school’s resident bully. When children begin disappearing throughout the Boston area, Henry’s unasked for calling challenges him to face what his ability allows only him to do: begin hunting demons. In a race against time, Henry must stop a band of demons from opening the gates to hell, all while keeping his sacred duty a secret from everyone in his life.

Filled with the heroism, teen angst, and humor of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Spider-Man, The Boy Who Killed Demons is the latest entry into the unlikely hero canon. Zeltserman’s third horror novel moves with the same heart-racing pace as his previous thrillers and expands to reach a younger audience through its teenage protagonist. This is a book that will scare teens and adults alike, all while reminding them of the perils of growing up.

Synopsis:
The setting is quiet Newton, Massachussetts, where nothing ever happens. Nothing, that is, until two months after Henry Dudlow’s 13th birthday, when his neighbor, Mr. Hanley, suddenly starts to look... different. While everyone else sees a balding man with a beer belly, Henry suddenly sees a nasty, bilious, rage-filled demon.

Once Henry catches on to the real Mr. Hanley, he starts to see demons all around him, and his boring, adolescent life is transformed. There’s no more time for friends or sports or the lovely Sally Freeman; instead Henry must work his way through ancient texts and hunt down the demons before they steal any more innocent children. And if hunting demons is hard at any age, it’s borderline impossible when your parents are on your case, your grades are getting worse, and you can’t tell anyone about your chosen mission.

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Doctor Mordrid to Soon Be Casting His Spells Again on Blu-ray

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:15

The 1992 Full Moon flick Doctor Mordrid starring Jeffrey Combs was originally intended to be a Doctor Strange movie. Unfortunately, the rights reverted back to Marvel before Charles Band could get the film made.

With an actual Doctor Strange movie in the works, it seems fitting Band would give his pseudo-take on the character the Blu-ray treatment.

Re-Animator’s Jeffrey Combs dons his finest Doctor Strange lounge-wear to play enigmatic interdimensional sorcerer/New York landlord Dr. Anton Mordrid, sworn to protect our world by guarding the gates of the fourth dimension from his mortal enemy, the diabolical warlock Kabul (Brian Thompson, "The X-Files"), while also finding the time to for a little romance with a pretty police research consultant tenant (Yvette Nipar, “Robocop: The Series”).

When Band lost the rights to make a Doctor Strange movie, C. Courtney Joyner’s script was rewritten to create an entirely new supernatural superhero with striking similarities to Marvel’s metaphysical superhero. Alas, his only outing would be this lone 1992 feature film.

In a world where Full Moon produced countless Puppet Master, Demonic Toys, Subspecies, and Trancers sequels, how is it we only got one Doctor Mordrid flick? Perhaps because it was one of the more ambitious Full Moon flicks of the time and stop-animating dueling dinosaur skeletons was too expensive to franchise.

Following in the footsteps of Dollman and Trancers, Full Moon has announced plans to remaster Doctor Mordrid in high definition and release it on Blu-ray in a loaded special edition. Extras will include a new commentary with Charles Band and Jeffrey Combs, the original VideoZone featurette from the VHS release, rare video of William Shatner interviewing Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton (who is not in the movie), and uncut behind-the-scenes footage direct from the Full Moon vault.

The Doctor Mordrid Blu-ray will be available whenever the “master of the unknown” decides to re-open the gate to the fourth dimension. In other words, no date announced yet.

Full Moon Entertainment is constantly coming up with new and unique ways to entertain you. Keep up on all the news at FullMoonDirect.com and FullMoonStreaming.com.

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Nighthawk Cinema Presents The Return of... A Nite to Dismember on October 31

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:30

Nighthawk Cinema in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn has a seriously stellar plan in mind for this Halloween. Presenting The Return of… A Nite to Dismember 2014, the Nighthawk Cinema is offering a midnight slate of five classic horror movie sequels for your viewing pleasure.

The lineup for The Return of… A Nite to Dismember includes some amazing sequels. Those lucky enough to be in the Nighthawk Cinema in Brooklyn on October 31 will be seeing (in order of screening):

Evil Dead II (1987),
The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Friday the 13th: Part 2 (1981)
Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)
Return of the Living Dead (1985)

How's that for a kick-ass lineup? Fuck yeah!

The event starts at 12:00 midnight on Halloween, and in addition to the five headlining films, there will be shorts and swag and all kinds of cool stuff. Hell, they're even going to make you breakfast in the morning. Now that's a class act.

For more information visit the Nighthawk Cinema Return of a Nite to Dismember website. Nitehawk Cinema is centrally located in Williamsburg at 136 Metropolitan Avenue between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue.

From the Press Release
Like all good monsters who return from the grave, Nitehawk is bringing back its all-night horror movie marathon with The Return of… A Nite to Dismember! Starting at midnight on Halloween, we will celebrate our second year by presenting only the very best in horror film sequels: Evil Dead II, The Bride of Frankenstein, Friday the 13th: Part 2, Dracula: Prince of Darkness, and Return of the Living Dead. There will also be horror shorts, inspired montages, giveaways, trivia, and a costume contest plus breakfast in the morning. Hosted by Fangoria’s Sam Zimmerman and Nitehawk’s Kris King! Forget trick-or-treating; spend the nite with us!

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Check Out these Horrific Happy Meal Toys

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:00

McDonald's has been serving fast food for decades and has probably stopped more hearts than even the worst of horror's heavyweights. Still, sometimes we cannot resist the allure of that tasty pink slime, especially around McRib season. I tell you this though... if they sold these Happy Meals, I'd be there every damned day!

Artist Newt Clements has added a vast selection of cult movie Happy Meals based upon the kid-friendly crapmeals offered to today's tots.

All we can say is BRAVO! We'd be collecting these things until a need for a bedside defibrillator became as common as a small reading lamp.

Check out a few of our favorites below, and hit up the above link for many more!

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See a Sneak Peek of Intruders Episode 1.03 - Time Has Come Today; Get to Know Millie Brown

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:30

Are you watching BBC America's "Intruders"? Get used to hearing about it because we are hooked! On tap now we have a clip from Episode 1.03, "Time Has Come Today," plus an introduction to Millie Brown, who portrays Madison in her debut lead role on a series.

"Intruders," from writer/exec producer Glen Morgan, is based on Michael Marshall Smith's novel The Intruders. The series stars John Simm and Mira Sorvino with James Frain, Tory Kittles, and Millie Brown.

The creative team includes directors Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Stamm plus production designer Mark Freeborn. The series is executive produced by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner for BBC Worldwide Productions, Morgan, and Rose Lam.

"Intruders" Episode 1.03 – "Time Has Come Today" (airs 9/6/14)
Jack returns home to find Amy sleeping soundly in bed. She has a logical explanation for her whereabouts in Seattle and professes her love to him, only to ask for a separation the next day. Jack is terrified for Amy’s mental state.

Meanwhile, Gary calls with alarming news. Things get dangerous as Madison hitches a ride to Seattle, determined to evade capture. A deal from Richard’s past continues to haunt him. Written by Glen Morgan and directed by Eduardo Sanchez.

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Giant Mutant Spider Attacks! Must-See Video!

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:00

Spiders can give people an extreme case of the heebie jeebies. Myself included. Giant mutant spiders attacking unsuspecting victims? Well, that's a whole other story. If you have the time to watch only one video today, let it be this one.

Actor/director SA Wardęga just uploaded the following prank video to YouTube in which he takes his cute as a button dog and dresses it up as a killer arachnid. The first scare seems kind of silly, but it's all hilarity from there.

As a matter of fact, this has become a favorite video around here, and we're willing to be that you end up sharing it again and again too.

Check it out, and beware of giant webs and multi-legged attackers who are just looking for a good place to poop.

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