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Exclusive: Joe Begos and Josh Ethier Talk Almost Human

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 13:00

For their first feature, Almost Human (review), director Joe Begos and actor/editor Josh Ethier have put together an ambitious, effects-heavy alien abduction story that’s as unrelenting as it is exuberant.

An intense ride that shows the love for the Eighties era, Almost Human is a standout first entry for Joe and his crew. Now, through IFC Midnight, the film is enjoying a limited theatrical run and is also available on VOD.

DC: I know House of the Devil, the Ti West film, did a limited VHS run, but there are very few films that get a chance to do it and where it actually makes sense to put it out. Is the VHS of Almost Human just going to be a limited run, or will any copies be for sale? Or are you just handing them out at screenings?

JB: I actually made a hundred of them and I know that they’re giving out about half of them, and then some of them will be with press stuff. So I think they’re going to slowly trickle their way out there. It’s definitely a giveaway and publicity thing only. So they’ll be hard to track down since they’re not for sale. which I think is kind of cool, ya know?

DC: How much credit does Stephen King deserve for getting you guys into horror, and when did you make your first short?

JB: For me, the thing with Stephen King is, with his books and his movies, when I would watch them as a younger kid, I could identify with them because they felt so much like home. It felt like the town that I lived in. Those movies were much more scary because I felt like they could happen at any time. Silver Bullet felt like it was shot in my town, and Pet Sematary seemed like it could’ve taken place ten minutes up the road. I just had a much bigger connection to those movies because of that.

And our first short... I started making stuff when I was around twelve or thirteen and I probably met Josh a year or so later and he joined in pretty quick on that front.

DC: Yeah, I’ve seen Bad Moon Rising; was that the first thing that you guys worked on together?

JB: Yeah, that was only made for a few hundred bucks in our living room. We shot the whole thing in our apartment. We always wanted to be shooting and making something, and I would get so bored with the locations that I had. So I try to make the coolest thing that I can. It’s like, all right, I’ve got a few hundred bucks and an apartment, how could I make a werewolf movie? A couple friends of ours saw it and tried to get it in the hands of some festival directors. Then FEARnet asked us if they could license it. It was something that we didn’t think any more than a dozen people were going to see it. We just wanted to try out some new techniques and some new equipment that we had, and then, all of a sudden, it’s playing in different countries and different festivals. It was pretty bizarre.

DC: So you definitely would say that Bad Moon Rising helped get Almost Human made? Did you start with shorts because it made more sense to do something smaller to hone your skills, or do you have a passion for short film? I’ve always thought to make a feature if you can because it has more of a chance of getting out there and having success.

JB: We started when we were thirteen or fourteen so shorts just seemed like the most obvious thing, just to kind of cut our teeth on it. We always wanted to make a feature, it was just figuring out when the time was right. With Bad Moon Rising, the way that it helped make the feature is when we went to these festivals, people had features that cost a couple hundred grand that were on the same technical level as our short. And these people were profiting on these movies so that’s when we thought, "We gotta make a movie." People always say they got money and then it’s just a waiting game so we just looked at how much we had in our credit line and how much we had in the bank and decided to go and start this. We pretty much self-financed it until it was in the can, and then we started cutting it and using the pieces we weren’t cutting to raise additional money to take us to post. We literally had twenty dollars in the movie account when we wrapped shooting. Because we had made so many shorts, it helped us overcome a lot of the problems in making such a do-it-yourself movie like this.

DC: Yeah, I think you guys only shot for about three weeks so obviously you needed that experience to get all the work done. Is there something you weren’t able to do on set that you didn’t have time for? You’ve spoken of a sequel, but is it more likely you’d move on to something else?

JB: I do definitely want to do a sequel at some point, but I don’t want it to be my next movie. I had just written in so much action and set pieces and effects that by the time we were actually shooting, there was a lot of it that I literally didn’t have time to pull off. Every time there’s a neck snap in the movie, there was supposed to be a much more complicated kill there, but we just didn’t have time so we just went with the neck snap and hurried up and moved on. It was mostly stuff like that, but as a whole the movie is pretty much there.

DC: Josh, so you were pretty much the one breaking necks the entire time. Was acting something you kind of fell into through editing, and was it difficult to edit yourself and all those neck breaks and be objective about your performance?

JE: Well, when we started making films in high school, I was the only person that was as one hundred percent available as Joe. So I would naturally end up in front of the camera and then behind the computer when we were editing. I got really used to Joe telling me, "Okay, fall down really hard" or "Throw that over here." When we went to go make the movie, we weren’t going to be able to get the kind of cast that we’d normally love to work with. So he wrote it based on the idea that I could just be an incredibly large, physical presence in the movie. Then, on set, that actually felt like home standing with an axe or a knife and walking towards the camera and walking through the woods at night. We’ve been doing this stuff since we were kids. In editing we actually toned down a lot of my performance because we realized that just silence was absolutely better. Most of the film is just looks and glares and feral action. It wasn’t hard to objectively edit myself just because Joe’s constantly in the room. Of all the directors I’ve worked with, Joe is the most present in the editing room just because that’s how we’ve always worked together.

Almost Human is now available on Video On Demand and is also playing at IFC in New York City.

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Robert Rodriguez Talks the Challenges of Bringing From Dusk Till Dawn to TV and More!

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:30

Recently we had a chance to take part in a Q&A session with visionary filmmaker Robert Rodriguez about bringing a new version of his much beloved film From Dusk Till Down to the El Rey Network! Read on for thoughts from the man himself.

"I was looking forward to the challenge of it," says Rodriguez of the series. "I thought about doing it. Someone had asked about it even before the network, and I said, 'No, Quentin and I control the rights to it. We really wouldn’t want to do it for television unless, you know, at least one of us was heavily involved,' and I didn’t see myself getting into television at that time."

"But then I thought of a way to do it. This whole season takes place from dusk till dawn, and we kind of retold the original Quentin story with the Gecko brothers and Santanico. When I first read the film script, it didn’t really take Mexico into account, and I added that into the original movie... things that I researched on my end... Aztec cultures and mythologies, etc. I found a blood cult that worships snakes, and I included that in the film. The last shot of the pyramid sort of hinted a larger mythology."

"I always thought that was a cool idea that we didn’t get to explore further in the film because it just wasn’t written that way. I left it there just to kind of, you know, tickle people’s imagination about what it could be. Now years and years later when I got involved in the El Rey Network, I thought that would be a great first show to do. A known title to lead people to the network to show them what the network was about, while also having a chance to go re-explore some of those ideas I had researched way back in the first film and expand Quentin’s story to include new characters, new trajectories and story lines for the original characters, and really build that mythology up more with the Santanico cult so that we could follow with more seasons later on."

"The challenge was finding a good new writing team. I would write the original script to the first episode to show how it would be expanded so that they could emulate that style for other episodes. It was just a lot of fun. I mean, Quentin writes the best characters, so to take those characters and expand on them and see where else they could have gone or come from was really, really exciting and fun to work with. I think that what drew a lot of our cast in as well was just getting the chance to play Quentin Tarantino characters in a television series."

So how did Rodriguez prep for a return to this vampire-infested world?

"I went back into my old archives, found original artwork I had done back at the time, original drawings I’d forgotten about, dug up all my own notes, dug up old versions of the script. Found a bunch of handwritten script pages that Quentin had written that we never shot. You know, it was kind of really awesome to go back into the archives and unearth some of the stuff we had done back then that never made it into the film and dig into it and adopt it for this new version. So it’s kind of cool going back."

"The other thing that really hit me was when I was on the bar set, which was a recreation of the original bar. That was like a time machine. There were several people in my crew that also worked on the original Dusk Till Dawn, and it really felt like we had gone back in time. It was quite a jolt to be there again, doing it again in a different way, bringing all the experience that we’ve had since the first film in all these years and bringing that to enhance this new experience. It was pretty amazing. Most people don’t get that experience in their careers."

For more info keep your eyes on the show's Facebook page, the official El Rey Network website, El Rey Network on Facebook, and El Rey Network on Twitter.

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New Dead Sea Clip and Stills Swim On In

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:15

Another new clip is here from the sea-faring indie monster flick Dead Sea along with a pair of stills. Look for the flick to be hitting DVD on April 15th! Enough talk - dig on the goods courtesy of FEARnet!

Synopsis:
Dead Sea follows a marine biologist who reluctantly returns to the town she grew up in, only to encounter the violent paranoia that has overtaken its locals as they prepare for the return of a serpentine creature said to appear every thirty years to feed.

The science fiction thriller is written and directed by Brandon Slagle (2012 Shockfest Award Winner - Best Director, The Black Dahlia Haunting) and stars Alexis Iacono (The Penny Dreadful Picture Show, Blue Caprice), Britt Griffith (Syfy's "Ghost Hunters"), Devanny Pinn (Nude Nuns with Big Guns), James Duval (Independence Day, Donnie Darko), Chanel Ryan (Bad Kids Go to Hell, BASEketball), Candace Kita (Barb Wire, "Nip/Tuck"), Jw Wiseman ("Deadliest Warrior"), Tawny Amber Young (The Guilt Trip, Bloodsucka Jones), and KJ McCormick (Syfy's "Ghost Hunters").

Creature effects are being provided by Phil Nichols of Facades FX Lab (Arlington Road, Boggy Creek, the upcoming Bigfoot Wars).

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Gamera Finally Getting Some Blu-ray Love Just in Time for Godzilla's Big Screen Return

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:00

With the mega-sized Godzilla reboot less than three months away, it's no surprise to see some classic King of the Monsters flicks getting Blu-ray releases. Zilla’s big screen return can no doubt be the inspiration for all of Gamera’s classic adventures getting their first-ever US Blu-ray releases.

The films of Daiei Studios’ monster series Gamera are unleashed and available on Blu-ray for the first time! Your favorite giant turtle returns to Earth, leaving no fire-spitting scene behind.

Beautifully captured to their lavish original cuts, viewers can experience four times the thrills of these legendary sci-fi classics like they have never seen before!

Mill Creek Entertainment is releasing what they’re billing as the Gamera: Ultimate Collection on April 29th. The good news is that this is the first time ever any of the eight Showa-era Gamera movies have been released on Region 1 Blu-ray. The bad news is that since this is Mill Creek Entertainment, it remains to be seen what the actual quality of the prints are, and even if they are HD pristine, they’re still cramming four films onto a single one-sided Blu-ray. Depending on how you feel about this next bit, it could be good or bad news; all reports indicate these will be original Japanese language version with English subtitles only – no dub jobs. Volumes One and Two will retail for $19.98 each.

Gamera: Ultimate Collection – Volume One obviously begins with Daei’s original 1965 black & white Gamera that successfully piggybacked off the popularity of Toho’s Godzilla series by introducing the world to the giant flying, fire-breathing turtle and a diluted little boy that believes this destructive prehistoric, radiation-unleashed, city-stomping daikaiju is really his best friend in the whole wide world.

With Gamera vs. Barugon (1966) the turtle-shelled titan got a Technicolor makeover as he protects Japan from a lethal quadruped creature with a battering ram tongue that shoots freezing rays and back spines that launch doomsday rainbows. Seriously, Barugon’s spines can generate an incinerating rainbow of mass destruction.

Gamera would fully take on the mantle of being the friend of children everywhere with his third outing, Gamera vs. Gyaos (1967), in which he contends with his bat-like arch-nemesis for the very first time in order to save Japan and settle a labor dispute all at the same time.

A race of evil alien squids conquering the universe in a UFO that looks like colorful beach balls strung together are the threat to beachcombing children everywhere in Gamera vs. Viras AKA Destroy All Planets (1968). This is the sequel that marked both the beginning of Daei’s cheapness (nearly half the running time is a recap of the previous films) and the beginning of what would become the go-to plotline for almost all of the this era’s remaining Gamera films (aliens disguised as humans along with a giant monster terrorize American and Japanese children until Gamera arrives to save the day).

Gamera: Ultimate Collection - Volume Two begins with my personal favorite, Gamera vs. Guiron (1969). This time Turtlezilla had to travel to an alien planet to save nosy kids abducted by brain-eating alien babes by flambéing their monstrous watchdog: an audacious looking knife-headed behemoth whose knife-head also fires ninja stars. Many consider Guiron to have been the inspiration for the kaiju “Knifehead” in Pacific Rim.

The Osaka World Expo is the battleground for Gamera vs. Jiger AKA Gamera vs. Monster X (1970). This entry marked another rarity for the kaiju genre as the four-legged dart-shooting Jiger is a female adversary. How else to explain it parasitically impregnating Gamera with a little Jiger, forcing children in a yellow submarine to take a fantastic voyage inside their favorite monster’s body?

The Showa era of Gamera movies would come to end, along with a financially bankrupt Daei, with 1971’s Gamera vs. Zigra. Japan’s answer to SeaWorld becomes the hunting grounds for bodysnatching aliens led by a colossal goblin shark plotting the enslavement of mankind. They would have gotten away with it, too, if hadn’t been for those meddling kids and their dumb fire-breathing turtle.

Rounding out the disc is the rarest of Gamera flicks (and with good reason): the deplorable 1980 Gamera: Super Monster. Primarily a lame clip show featuring only a few seconds of new Gamera footage, if you like seeing alien invaders being thwarted by kids assisted by sexy Japanese women in Superman-style costumes, then you might find something to like about it.

If you don’t have Blu-ray technology, then Mill Creek still has something for you in the form of the Gamera Legacy Collection, also streeting April 29th. All eight of the original movies being released to Blu, along with the 1990’s “Heisei” Gamera trilogy (Gamera: Guardian of the Universe, Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion, Gamera 3: Revenge of Irys), are being released together in a four-disc DVD set. That’s every Gamera flick sans 2006’s failed juvenile reboot Gamera the Brave all in one collection for $14.98.

Here’s a question to ponder: If the new Godzilla is a mega hit, will some US company try to get in on the daikaiju genre with their mega-sized Americanized reboot of Gamera? I’m fairly certain Disney owns the company that currently owns the rights to Gamera. Just sayin’.

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Official Home Video Trailer for Paranormal Activty: The Marked Ones Checks In

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:30

Paramount just hit us off with the official trailer for their upcoming home video release of Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (review), and we have it for you right here! Check it out!

The so-called "spin-off" will hit Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD outlets on April 8th in the wake of a digital release on March 18th. The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack includes an extended unrated version and some new found footage while the DVD boasts only the theatrical cut.

In the film questions are answered, the mythology is taken ten steps further, and when the witches show up, it's for a hell of a lot more than just to say "BOO." This flick delivers on all counts and is not to be missed. It's nothing short of a gift to fans.

Written and directed by Christopher Landon, the film stars Andrew Jacobs, Jorge Diaz, Richard Cabral, Carlos Pratts, and Eddie J. Fernandez.

Pray all you want. It won't save you. But you can follow Paranormal Activity on Twitter (@TweetYourScream) for more upcoming announcements, as always keep an eye on the official Paranormal Activity Facebook page, and check out official Paranormal Activity on Instragram!

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First Official Stills From Harbinger Down

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:15

Back in May of 2013 we told you about Harbinger Down, a tense, claustrophobic creature film that will feature only practical animatronic and makeup effects. Today we have the first official images from the movie. Check 'em out!

Amalgamated Dynamics' Alec Gillis writes and directs.

Synopsis:
A group of grad students have booked passage on the fishing trawler Harbinger to study the effects of global warming on a pod of Orcas in the Bering Sea. When the ship's crew dredges up a recently thawed piece of old Soviet space wreckage, things get downright deadly. It seems that the Russians experimented with tardigrades, tiny resilient animals able to withstand the extremes of space radiation. The creatures survived, but not without mutation.

Now the crew is exposed to aggressively mutating organisms. And after being locked in ice for three decades, the creatures aren't about to give up the warmth of human companionship.

Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr., are among the most talented and passionate FX men working today, and with Harbinger Down they hope to send a message to Hollywood that there is no substitute for good ol' fashioned practical creatures. And they're taking their approach one step further by hiring the best vets in the business to create models, miniatures and stop-motion techniques to create an experience that feels 100% authentic. How awesome is that?!?

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Watch a Trio of Clips from Hannibal Episode 2.01 - Kaiseki

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:00

We're just a day away from the return of "Hannibal" to NBC, and if you guys are excited as we are, you'll want to devour this trio of new clips from Episode 2.01, "Kaiseki," first thing along with your morning coffee. Friday cannot get here soon enough!

"Hannibal" Season 2 premieres TOMORROW, February 28th.

"Hannibal" Episode 2.01 - "Kaiseki" (airs 2/28/14; 10-11PM)
Will (Hugh Dancy) is determined to fight for his innocence as Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) and Jack (Laurence Fishburne) try to wrap their heads around the fact he’s behind bars.

Meanwhile, Alana (Caroline Dhavernas) faces a strained relationship with Will while Kade Purnell (Cynthia Nixon) with the FBI pays him a visit.

Also starring Hettienne Park, Aaron Abrams, Scott Thompson, and Gillian Anderson.

Related Story: See all of our "Hannibal" coverage here.

For more info visit "Hannibal" on NBC.com, "like" "Hannibal" on Facebook, and follow "Hannibal" on Twitter.







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Ghostbusters Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Appeared in Los Angeles - Timing Coincidental?

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 22:48

In the midst of all the Ghostbusters related updates while we're still mourning the passing of Harold Ramis, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man made an appearance in the city of angels, Los Angeles.

An inflated, giant Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was spotted on the rooftop of a parking garage at the Petersen Automotive Museum on the busy Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Curbed Los Angeles received photographic evidence of the giant marshmallow man from a tipster and investigated the phenomenon. After contacting the museum for an explanation, Curbed LA learned that the museum was testing the marshmallow man on its rooftop and it could return in the future. The timing of their testing and Harold Ramis' passing was only a coincidence. Ghostbusters' Ecto-1 Cadillac is temporarily on display in the museum's Hollywood Gallery.

Facebook user Mark Blackwell shared this close-up picture of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man!

Can you see the marshmallow man from where you are? Is it still up? Please share your pictures in the comments section below!

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Green Band Trailer Accepts The Sacrament

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 20:42

The green band trailer for Ti West's latest scare flick, The Sacrament (review), has arrived. Check it out in all of its safe for work glory! Hallelujah!

Expect The Sacrament to hit VOD platforms on May 1st, 2014, followed by a limited theatrical roll-out on June 6th.

Directed by Ti West, and produced by Eli Roth, the flick stars Joe Swanberg, Amy Seimetz, AJ Bowen, Kate Lyn Sheil, and Kentucker Audley.

Synopsis
The Sacrament follows two Vice media correspondents as they set out to document their friend’s search to find his missing sister. They travel outside of the United States to an undisclosed location where they are welcomed into the world of “Eden Parish,” a self-sustained rural utopia comprised of nearly 200 members. At the centre of this small, religious, socialist community is a mysterious leader known only as “Father.” As their friend reunites with his sister, it becomes apparent to the newcomers that this paradise may not be as it seems. What started as just another documentary shoot soon becomes a race to escape with their lives.




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She Kills Ron Bonk With a Supernatural STD-Infected Vagina

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:15

Many years ago my life was changed. Not by some tragedy or epiphany, but by a movie so wretched and boring it lives in infamy as what is no doubt the worst movie I have ever seen. That title is held by Ron Bonk's Strawberry Estates, and now... over a decade later THE BONK IS BACK!

Don't get me wrong... Ron is a great guy and a gentleman, and I'm sure he's learned a thing or 10k about filmmaking since that flick was unleashed upon my forever scarred psyche. Even I have to admit his latest effort, She Kills, looks like a boatload of fun.

Judge for yourselves while watching the trailer and digging on the artwork.

Ya know what? Even if She Kills is just okay, it enabled me to write what is probably my favorite headline ever. Well played, Mr. Bonk. Well played.

Written and directed by Bonk, the film stars Jennie Russo, Trey Harrison, Michael Merchant, Jody Pucello, David Royal, and Martha Zemsta.

She Kills tells the story of Sadie, a woman who, after her life is destroyed by a gang called "The Touchers," sets out for revenge equipped with a special superhuman power she previously didn't know she possessed.

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Dracula Reborn in New Artwork and Trailer

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:00

We first told you about Halcyon International Pictures preparing a slate of low budget movies based on classic movie monsters under the "Famous Monsters of Filmland" banner in 2010, but over the years things have changed a bit! Read on for the latest details.

The main change is to the name of the banner itself. Gone is the "Famous Monsters of Filmland" moniker, and in its place we have the far less snazzy name of the "Still Night Monster Movie Series."

Either way, a trailer and some new artwork are here for their first release, Dracula Reborn, which is being billed as a modern retelling of Bram Stoker’s classic novel.

Dani Lennon, Rene Arreola, Linda Bella, Corey Landis, and Stuart Rigby star. Patrick McManus directs.

Synopsis
Set in modern day Los Angeles, the story revolves around Jonathan Harker, a man who had it all... a good job, a beautiful wife, and a family on its way. But in the dark of night a wealthy and enigmatic stranger, Vladimir Sarkany, will come forth to destroy it all. Now, in order to get his life back, he has to join forces with unlikely crusader Abraham Van Helsing and prepare himself to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Forget what you know about the legend... all is about to be Reborn.

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New Video Deconstructs Jack & Hannibal's Fight Scene in Episode 2.01 - Kaiseki

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 11:45

Yesterday we saw a clip from the "Hannibal" Season 2 opener, Episode 2.01, "Kaiseki," in which Jack and Hannibal are engaged in a pretty brutal fight. Today Laurence Fishburne and Mads Mikkelsen, respectively, deconstruct the scene for us.

"Hannibal" Season 2 premieres on Friday, February 28th.

"Hannibal" Episode 2.01 - "Kaiseki" (airs 2/28/14; 10-11PM)
Will (Hugh Dancy) is determined to fight for his innocence as Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) and Jack (Laurence Fishburne) try to wrap their heads around the fact he’s behind bars.

Meanwhile, Alana (Caroline Dhavernas) faces a strained relationship with Will while Kade Purnell (Cynthia Nixon) with the FBI pays him a visit.

Also starring Hettienne Park, Aaron Abrams, Scott Thompson, and Gillian Anderson.

Related Story: See all of our "Hannibal" coverage here.

For more info visit "Hannibal" on NBC.com, "like" "Hannibal" on Facebook, and follow "Hannibal" on Twitter.




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Visit Level X via These New Images from Helix Episode 1.09

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 11:30

We're kind of surprised more of our readers aren't talking about Syfy's "Helix" since it's a great mix of horror, sci-fi, and mystery. If you're still watching along with us, here's a fresh batch of stills from Episode 1.09, "Level X."

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 1.09 - "Level X" (airs 2/28/14)
Secrets come to the light, and unlikely alliances are established when Hatake (Sanada) reveals a startling truth about the real reason the CDC is at the base. At the same time, Alan (Campbell) and Walker (Zagorsky) take on a dangerous mission to destroy what's left of the NARVIK virus.

For more info check out "Helix" on Syfy.com, "like" "Helix" on Facebook, and follow "Helix" on Twitter.




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Full Moon Getting Set to Display its Trophy Heads; Exclusive First Images

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 11:15

Around here we keep a close eye on just what Full Moon Productions has cooking. Why? Because Charles Band and company have given us lots of laughs and frights over the years, and we love them like the Castle Freak's penile nub.

Next up for these cats is a movie called Trophy Heads, and right now we've got the title treatment and first images from the set for you. Band and company are being rather tight-lipped about the project, and thus far we don't have many details.

However, we can in fact tell you that genre icon Linnea Quigley will be starring in the flick alongside Carel Struycken (Lurch from The Addams Family films) and that judging from the images below... this may just be one hell of a bloody ride.

Check out the eye candy (literally) below, and look for more as we get it!

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Bryan Coyne and Jessica Cameron Are in Utero

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 11:00

Actress/director/producer/dynamo Jessica Cameron (Truth or Dare) is back with another project, and we have all the details fit to gestate in your belly for nine months before erupting outward through an orifice that may or may not be the one of choice.

Cameron dropped us a line today to let us know that she's producing and starring in Utero for director Bryan Coyne. Peter Stickles co-stars in the flick, which showcases what happens when an agoraphobic unwed mother finds her psyche unraveling as she becomes convinced that her unborn child is more monster than human.

Yep! We're there! Especially after seeing the artwork below.

The flick is filming now in Los Angeles.

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See the Extended Preview of The Originals Episode 1.15 - Le Grand Guignol

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 10:45

Last night's events on "The Originals" have serious repercussions in the upcoming Episode 1.15, "Le Grand Guignol." Klaus will stop at nothing to get revenge, and here's a preview of what's ahead.

"The Originals" Episode 1.15 - "Le Grand Guignol" (airs 3/4/14, 8-9pm)
A NIGHT AT THE OPERA — In a series of flashbacks to 1919, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) opens up to Cami (Leah Pipes) and reveals details of the devastating secret Rebekah (Claire Holt) and Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) were trying to keep from him.

Elijah (Daniel Gillies) forms an unlikely alliance with Monique (guest star Yasmine Al Bustami) and asks for her help in locating Sabine (guest star Shannon Kane.)

Elsewhere, Thierry (guest star Callard Harris) is reluctant to get involved when Marcel and Rebekah approach him with a plan to take down the witches. Meanwhile, in the bayou, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) is at her wits’ end and holds Sabine hostage in an attempt to get information that will reverse the curse on Phoebe’s werewolf clan.

Chris Grismer directed the episode written by Declan de Barra and Diane Ademu-John.

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The Ghostfacers Return in these New Images from Supernatural Episode 9.15 - #THINMAN

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:00

We were happy to see "Supernatural" return to the airwaves tonight, and we're already looking ahead to next week's Episode 9.15, "#THINMAN," since it includes the fan favorite Ghostfacers. Here are several new photos and the promo for the ep to get you ready.

"Supernatural" Episode 9.15 - "#THINMAN" (airs 3/4/14, 9-10pm)
THE GHOSTFACERS RETURN — A teenage girl (guest star Ali Webb) is killed, and the final selfie she took before the attack shows a ghostly figure in the background.

Looking for something to keep them busy, Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Sam (Jared Padalecki) head to Washington to find the ghost.

While the two interview the girl’s mother, Betty (guest star Maria Marlow), they are surprised when she starts talking about cold spots and fritzing. When they ask her about bringing up paranormal signs, Betty replies that the “supernaturalists” who called earlier brought it up.

Enter Harry (guest star Travis Wester) and Ed (guest star A.J. Buckley), the famous supernaturalists.

Jeannot Szwarc directed the episode written by Jenny Klein.

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David Anders and More File into iZombie

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 22:16

The first bits of casting news have arrived for The CW Network's latest horror property, "iZombie," and we've got the full details right here for ya on our blood-loving menu! Read on!

Deadline reports that David Anders (pictured) has been cast in Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero’s CW drama pilot "iZombie." He'll star alongside Alexandra Krosney and Malcolm Goodwin.

"iZombie" is a supernatural crime procedural that centers on Liv, a med student-turned-zombie who 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 (Goodwin), she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head.

Goodwin’s Clive is a detective who recently received a promotion from Vice to Homicide but has been floundering for his first two months and is in desperate need of making a case. Though dubious at first about Liv’s “psychic” powers, she demonstrates too much accuracy for him not to take her seriously.

Krosney plays Peyton, Liv’s best friend and roommate who is baffled by Liv’s recent behavior and feels like they’re drifting apart. Anders plays the show’s bad guy, Blaine, an entitled rich kid who bites off more than he can chew in the drug business.

We should have more soon so stay tuned!

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A Release Date Given to The Conjuring 2

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 22:05

Given the box office success of last year's The Conjuring, it was inevitable that a sequel would follow. Today Warner Bros. has set a release date for that sequel, known tentatively as The Conjuring 2. Read on for the when, kids!

According to THR, The Conjuring 2, which will not be directed by James Wan (it doesn’t have a director at all at this stage), will open October 23, 2015. No other movies are on that date at this point in time, although Universal is opening up Guillermo del Toro’s Gothic horror movie Crimson Peak on October 16.

New Line has also slotted an October 3, 2014, date for an untitled horror movie. The company did not disclose details of the project, but since the date is under eight months away, speculation is running rampant that it could be the currently filming Conjuring spin-off Annabelle or the Wan-produced Crawlspace.

We shall see.

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Ghostbusters III Still Expected to Happen Without Harold Ramis

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 21:54

While we're all still mourning from the announcement that the wonderful Harold Ramis has passed on, Sony Pictures chimed in today with a quick update on the status of the long talked about Ghostbusters III.

According to THR, director Ivan Reitman is scheduled to meet with Sony production brass in the coming days to assess how to move forward on the project that is in active development, according to sources. Ramis, who starred in the 1984 original and 1989 sequel alongside Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd, was poised to appear in a third outing in a cameo role -- like Murray and Aykroyd -- that set up a baton-passing to a trio of newcomers.

The script, written by "The Office" writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, will now need to be revamped.

"There will be some repercussions," says a project insider.

A studio source downplayed the impact on the project, however, insisting that Ramis was involved in Ghostbusters III only minimally. Ramis, who co-wrote the first two Ghostbusters, held a first-dollar gross stake in the third film along with Reitman, Aykroyd, and Murray -- a position that will revert to his estate. But no deals have been inked yet, and there have been signs that the principals instead would take break-even cuts in order to get the film off the ground.

"He was always great to bounce something off of, and that will certainly be missed," the source says of Ramis. "But it won't affect the script."

Even before Ramis' death, the script had not progressed enough for the film to begin shooting in 2014. Now, the studio will have to adjust without an on-screen assist from Ramis' Dr. Egon Spengler.

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