Demons, man. We all have them. They make us eat too much, drink too much, and engage in activities that we know are bad but we do anyway. In fact they can screw us up so badly that a quick possession every now and again seems like the least of our worries. But in any event...
Word has come that director Seth Grossman (The Butterfly Effect 3) is now in post-production on his latest flick, Inner Demons. Leslie Coutterand, Ashley Sutton, and Susan Ateh star.
An "Intervention"-style reality show crew films an episode about a sixteen-year-old girl, a former A-student who is fighting addiction but may in fact be suffering from something even more destructive: demonic possession. The movie is an inquiry into the truth about her – with symptoms that straddle the disturbing and scary intersection between insanity, addiction, and true possession.
The Blu-ray / DVD release of Guillermo del Toro's monster mash Pacific Rim is upon us and with it comes word that its sequel is already being penned. Read on for more!
In an interview with Empire Magazine director Guillermo del Toro let the news fly. "We are writing the sequel. Travis Beacham and I are writing, so that is active. The decision to green light or not, that’s definitely above my pay rate.”
More as it comes. Pacific Rim is available now on a 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack (3D Blu-ray/2D Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet), Blu-ray Combo Pack (2D Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet), Two-Disc Special Edition DVD, and a Limited Edition 3D Blu-ray Gift Pack.
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From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ epic sci-fi action adventure Pacific Rim.
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
Good things are coming up for Dread Central alum and fave Axelle Carolyn as her new project cooking Soulmate is picking up big time steam. Read on for the latest details and look for more soon!
According to Screen Daily Genesis Film Sales will commence global sales on Soulmate at this year’s American Film Market. It will follow Soulmate’s world premiere at the 46th Sitges International Film Festival this month.
The supernatural thriller stars Anna Walton (Hellboy 2), Tom Wisdom (300), Nick Brimble (A Knight’s Tale) and Emma Cleasby (Dog Soldiers) and marks the feature debut of director Axelle Carolyn, who has acted in Neil Marshall’s Centurion and Doomsday. Carolyn also penned the script.
“Soulmate follows a young woman who retreats to a remote cottage after a failed suicide attempt. She soon discovers the cottage is haunted by its previous owner but decides to remain, hoping to find comfort in the ghost.“
The film is produced by Claire Otway and is a Neil Marshall (The Descent, Dog Soldiers, Centurion) presentation for production company Sterling Pictures. Executive producers on the film are Michael Riley, John Wolstenholme and Doug Abbott for Screen Projex, alongside Belgian co-producer Title Media.
A new clip has arrived for Carrie, and it spends its time administering punishment to itself. I mean, really, man! Sometimes you have to make yourself pay like that weirdo Albino monk from The Da Vinci Code.
Carrie has been rated R for "Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes." Ah, the good stuff! For more information visit WhatHappenedToCarrie.com!
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A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine, is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White (Moore) and her daughter, Carrie (Moretz). Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society. Gym teacher Miss Desjardin (Judy Greer) tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargenson (Portia Doubleday, Youth in Revolt), but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde, The Three Musketeers), regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross (newcomer Ansel Elgort), to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc. Brian De Palma’s 1976 film version of CARRIE earned Oscar nominations for stars Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie.
MGM and Screen Gems’ CARRIE is directed by Kim Peirce and produced by Kevin Misher (Public Enemies). J. Miles Dale (The Vow) serves as executive producer, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Big Love) wrote the script from King’s original story. CARRIE’s creative team includes Director of Photography Steve Yedlin (Looper), Production Designer Carol Spier (Eastern Promises), Costume Designer Luis Sequeira (The Thing), and Editor Lee Percy (Boys Don’t Cry).
Let's go camping! Let's break into the insane asylum! Let's use this Ouija board! Let's pick up that hitchhiker! Let's go swimming in the shark infested water! Let's... not! Here you go, kids! Guaranteed the best damned video of the day!
Hell No comes to us from director Joe Nicolosi and it stars Alex Dobrenko, Ashley Spillers, Jessie Tilton, Sam Davis, Brandon Potter, Sam Eidson, Katie Folger, Sam Van Metre, Deke Garner, Jonny Mars, Zack Carlson, Bryan Connolly, David Hess, Mike Gassaway, Jason Newman, Elise Garza, April Swartz, Isaac Solomon, Marc Calderaro, Matt Van Doren, Drew Daniels, Aimee Thomas, Brock England, Jenniemarie Jemison, Clay Crenshaw, Andrew Matthews, Katie Graham, Will Elliott, Mallory Culbert, and Joey Hood.
If only this were a real film!
Imagine a realm where the most horrifying terrors of the underworld emerge to wreak bloody vengeance upon any who... hmm? What's that? You wanna go literally anywhere else? Yeah, good idea let's get out of here!
We're just a few hours away from "American Horror Story: Coven" Episode 3.02, the Frankenstein-esque "Boy Parts," and FX has provided us with a look at "What's to Come." When the dust settles... who will be the baddest witch in town?
"American Horror Story: Coven" Episode 3.02 - "Boy Parts" (airs 10/16/13)
Fiona (Jessica Lange) helps Zoe (Taissa Farmiga) and Madison (Emma Roberts) deal with a horrible tragedy. Meanwhile, Delphine LaLaurie (Kathy Bates) struggles to adjust to modern life. Cordelia (Sarah Paulson) faces a dark decision about her family.
Written by Tim Minear and directed by Michael Rymer.
The Vicious Brothers (Grave Encounters) are back with a new alien-based flick known as The Visitors and we have some early sales art for you right here. Dig it!
Freddie Stroma will star in The Visitors, the indie feature written and to be directed by The Vicious Brothers. Randy Manis, Kim Arnott, Shawn Angelski, and Martin Fisher are producing.
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...
More on this one as it comes.
Just yesterday we brought you the first word regarding Radio Silence's feature film debut, Devil's Due, and on tap right now we have the trailer and a whole lot more. Dig it!
Twentieth Century Fox has set a date for Radio Silence’s Devil’s Due, featuring “Terra Nova’s” Allison Miller (pictured) and “Friday Night Lights” star Zach Gilford.
The flick is expected to open in theaters everywhere January 17, 2014, hoping to capitalize on the success of The Devil Inside, which performed insanely well in January 2012. Paramount Pictures’ Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones opens January 3, 2014, which means the month will see the release of two found-footage horror movies.
Penned by Lindsay Devlin, the plot of Devil’s Due is being kept secret but is described as female-driven with horror elements. Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett directed for Radio Silence.
The good folks over at Mane Entertainment have decided to share the first teaser video for their next film, Penance Lane, exclusively with the Dread Central audience so dig on the coolest way to get over your hump day!
Filming of PENANCE LANE is set to begin in the first quarter of 2014. Horror veteran B.J. McDonnell (HATCHET III) will direct the script written by Munier Sharrieff (BATTLE CHASERS, BATTLE OF THE PLANETS). Tyler Mane (HALLOWEEN, X-MEN, TROY), Renae Geerlings (HALLOWEEN II, COMPOUND FRACTURE) and Justin Beahm will produce.
Casting for the film is currently under way.
PENANCE LANE is an action-packed horror film that tells the harrowing story of Crimson Matthews, a hardened criminal fresh out of the joint who takes a job as a handyman in a dilapidated house; but the twisted horrors he finds inside are enough to send anyone running. So why does he stay? And what is it about the house on Penance Lane that lures so many in? Set in a former factory town in decline, the film explores both second chances and what people will resort to when they are truly desperate.
Way back in February we told you about an upcoming horror flick called The Devil's Tree, based on a real life urban legend of the same name. Today comes the word that the film is expected to be in the can this December, and a gallery of stills has been sent our way for your viewing pleasure.
Check 'em out below!
Directed by Joshua Petrino, the flick stars Kate Schlagle, Carolina Hidalgo, Bryan Manley Davis, Matthew Milligan and Mark Riccadonna.
After visiting a landmark tree rumored to be a gateway to hell, a group of friends hold a small house party where, without explanation, they realize they mentally can't bring themselves to leave. Shortly after this revelation, torment and slaughter begins at the hands of a supernatural killer with a warped, sadistic sense of humor.
Time to help you get over your hump day with an exclusive character vignette for the horror comedy Ghost Team One! One look at Becky and you'll wanna hump more than just the day!
Ghost Team One, directed by Scott Rutherford and Ben Peyser, stars Carlos Santos, J.R. Villarreal, Fernanda Romero, Tony Cavalero, Meghan Falcone, and James Babson. It's produced by Hernany Perla Films in association with Flying Monkeys Entertainment and Foresight Entertainment.
The film is available now on VOD and in select theatres.
From the Press Release
Film Arcade and Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) have announced that the independent film Ghost Team One will be released day-and-date in select theaters, on VOD, and on Digital on October 11th. Film Arcade will distribute the film in top markets with plans to focus heavily on college and Latino audiences. PHMD will handle VOD and Digital distribution for the hilarious and subversive horror send-up, which was an official selection at the 2013 Slamdance Film Festival.
Ghost Team One follows two friends who are both trying to impress a girl who believes the spirit of a vengeful madam is haunting their home. They set out to make a documentary about a murder that took place in their house decades ago and, much to their surprise, soon capture some terrifying—and uproarious—supernatural activity that leads them to believe that the ghost is not only real…she’s also into them.
Ghost Team One is produced by Hernany Perla (My Bloody Valentine) and Adam Mutchler, directed by Ben Peyser (Sucks Less with Kevin Smith) and Scott Rutherford (writer on “Workaholics”), and stars actor and comedian Carlos Santos (host of MTV Tr3s’ “Mi TRL”), J.R. Villarreal (Akeelah and the Bee), Tony Cavalero (Son of a Pitch), and Fernanda Romero (RPM Miami). PHMD acquired the worldwide rights to the film in a deal that was brokered by Nate Bolotin and Aram Tertzakian of XYZ Films and Chris Sablan of Original Artists.
When roommates Brad and Sergio accidentally arouse the dead, they team up with a sexy amateur ghost hunter, Fernanda, to expose the evil inside their home. But just as the guys start to get close to their hot new partner, they discover that a horny demon wants in on the action. Now, cameras are up and more than fear is rising in this outrageous romp where only one thing is certain: Someone is gonna get screwed.
NBC's "Dracula" miniseries hasn't even debuted yet, but the network has released an unholy number of stills from the upcoming Episode 1.02, "A Whiff of Sulfur." Here's the first batch of three dozen photos - check back tomorrow for the rest!
From the producers of the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning hit "Downton Abbey" comes "Dracula," a twisted, sophisticated, and sexy take on Bram Stoker's classic novel, proving that some stories never die. The 10-episode series is paired with "Grimm" on Friday nights and will premiere at 10PM on October 25th.
Related Story: Learn Dracula's Origin Story in "Dracula Rising"
"Dracula" Episode 1.02 - "A Whiff of Sulfur" (airs 11/1/13)
Grayson takes Lady Jayne as a lover even as he investigates her lethal connections to The Order of the Dragon. Grayson helps Mina face a critical challenge at medical school. Van Helsing continues his quest to develop a solar vaccine to enable Grayson to conquer sunlight. Jonathan Harker strikes a devil's bargain with Grayson which has unexpected consequences.
Along with Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Dracula/Alexander Grayson/Vlad Tepes, the other cast members include Oliver Jackson-Cohen as Jonathan Harker, Jessica De Gouw as Mina Murray/Ilona, Thomas Kretschmann as Abraham Van Helsing, Katie McGrath as Lucy Westenra, Nonso Anozie as R.M. Renfield, Victoria Smurfit as Lady Jayne Wetherby, Ben Miles as Mr. Browning, and Robert Bathurst as Lord Thomas Davenport.
If you've ever been to rehab, then you are certain of one thing... changing your ways can be a really good thing, but damn it is the road scary along the way. Especially for our troubled hero in Silent Retreat.
Directed by Tricia Lee and starring Chelsea Jenish, Robert Nolan, and Sofia Banzhaf, check out the trailer and more for the flick below.
In this quiet horror film, Janey is sent to a silent retreat in the middle of the woods for rehabilitation, only to discover that the men who run it are after more than her voice and aren’t afraid to show her what lurks beyond the trees...
The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride has become a Halloween tradition of sorts for Dread Central. Its carnival-like atmosphere, dark mazes, and signature ride through Griffith Park always deliver the goods – and for the 2013 edition, it’s better than ever.
Numerous celebrities took to the red carpet to celebrate the grand opening before piling onto the twenty-five-minute ride through the fog-drenched hills and cornfields. Outside, impressive assortments of freaks stalk visitors while live bands play. Delicious circus treats are served, paranormal experts speak on stage and inquisitionists conduct live witch hangings. This is one event where you’ll find as much care put into the stuff outside as in the main attraction itself.
This year’s hayride is easily the best it’s ever been: Highlights include a church of satanic cultists, burning undead children and a weird S&M alien zoo (where this writer shared a tender moment with one sexy alien freak). These are just a few of the things you’ll encounter as maniacs jump on and off your tram and target people’s screaming dates. One undead child even gave me this:
There’s also plenty to do once you’ve left the hayride – from posing for macabre photo ops to watching sword swallowers and Tim Burton-esque stilt-men. And for an extra fee, visitors can attend the Dark Maze, a pitch-black experience where groups are given a strobing lantern and set loose into the darkness where all sorts of creatures await.
If you want to experience all the great Halloween attractions California has to offer, the Haunted Hayride is a no-brainer. The event is currently running now through the end of October (every Thursday-Sunday in addition to Wednesday, the 30th). General Admission is $30, Double Attraction Passes are $39 and VIP passes that surpasses the line wait are $55. $5 Off Discount coupons are available with your purchase of any Sunkist or Squirt soda product at all Southern California Ralph’s Supermarkets. Your purchase supports the LA Parks Foundation, preserving parks for the people of Los Angeles. TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! Visit the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride website for complete details.
Go Behind the Scenes of the Stunts and Special Effects of Grimm Season 3; Extended Sneak Peek of Episode 3.01
Yesterday we brought you video interviews with the cast of NBC's "Grimm," and today we have a behind-the-scenes look at the show's special effects and stunts along with a new extended sneak peek of the upcoming Episode 3.01.
"Grimm" Episode 3.01 - "The Ungrateful Dead" (airs 10/25/13)
NICK’S DESTINY IS UNCERTAIN AS ZOMBIES CONTINUE TO OVERRUN PORTLAND – A panicked Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch), Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), and Rosalee (Bree Turner) enlist Hank’s (Russell Hornsby) help in fending off a zombie hoard while trying to figure out what happened to Nick (David Giuntoli). Knowing the truth, Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) takes measures to help rescue Nick from the clutches of his brother, Eric (guest star James Frain).
Elsewhere, along with the help of the mysterious Stefania (guest star Shohreh Aghdashloo), Adalind (Claire Coffee) finds herself facing her most gruesome task yet in her effort to regain her Hexenbiest abilities. Reggie Lee co-stars; Reg E. Cathey guest stars.
Related Story: "Grimm" Cast Members Talk What's Ahead in Season 3
“Grimm” is a Universal Television and Hazy Mills production starring David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz, Bree Turner, and Claire Coffee. The series was created by David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf and Stephen Carpenter. Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner, and Norberto Barba serve as executive producers along with Greenwalt and Kouf.
Special effects artist Barney Burman talks about the effects of the Season 3 premiere.
Stunt Coordinator Matthew Taylor talks Season 3.
Welcome to Day 3 of our exclusive "Robot Chicken Kill of the Day" event, which features a new hilariously gruesome kill every day this week! So who's next to meet the great plastic ruler in the sky? Read on to find out!
From the Press Release
This October 8th, Robot Chicken returns to Blu-ray™ and DVD in all of its stop-motion – and Emmy® Award-winning – glory in the latest release from Adult Swim, Robot Chicken Season 6! The top-rated, animated television series from co-creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich continues to bring pop-culture parodies to life in the modern take on the variety/sketch show format that has become its trademark. Featuring all 20 episodes from the series’ latest season on Adult Swim, the Robot Chicken Season 6 Blu-ray and DVD boasts a treasure trove of behind-the-scenes footage and insider-access content – enough to satiate any fan of the series, Adult Swim, and pop culture.
In addition to extensive episode commentary for all 20 episodes, the Robot Chicken Season 6 Blu-ray and DVD contains an impressive list of special features, including:
Robot Chicken is created and executive produced by Stoopid Monkey Productions' Seth Green and Matthew Senreich and their Stoopid Buddy Stoodios partners, Buddy Systems' John Harvatine IV and Eric Towner, who also serve as executive producers. Green and Senreich also write, voice, and with Zeb Wells direct the multiple Annie Award-winning series. Robot Chicken head writers/co-executive producers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root are joined by Season Six writers Matthew Beans, Rachel Bloom, Mike Fasolo, Jessica Gao, Breckin Meyer, Jason Reich, Mehar Sethi, Tom Sheppard, Erik Weiner, and Wells.
Throughout the sixth season, Robot Chicken featured a ton of special guests including Elizabeth Banks, Sarah Chalke, Kat Dennings, Sam Elliott, Ben Foster, Whoopi Goldberg, Lucas Grabeel, Megan Hilty, Gillian Jacobs, Zachary Levi, J.B. Smoove, Liev Schreiber, Jon Stewart, Patrick Stewart, Stanley Tucci, Olivia Wilde, and Alex Winter.
While Machete Kills didn't exactly light up the box office, its star, Danny Trejo, cannot possibly be shining any more bright. Just in time for AFM we have the sales art for his newest flick, A Voodoo Possession. Yeah, we'd expect an eventual title change.
Directed by Walter Boholst for Red Sea Media, A Voodoo Possession explores what happens “When a man must search for his missing brother in a Haitian insane asylum he discovers that all of the patients are possessed by an evil voodoo spirit hungry for sacrifices of blood.”
Haitian insane asylum? Yep! We are IN! More on this one soon!
With Maniac hitting home video, there's some great news breaking for collectors of VHS! That's right, kids! You can get one of the best damned movies of the year on VHS complete with stellar clamshell case and Mondo artwork! Dig it!
From the Press Release
A disturbed young man who gives the mannequins in his story some very lifelike touches is the monster at the center of the shocker of the year. Elijah Wood, in a role unlike any he has ever undertaken, stars in MANIAC, the new macabre masterpiece from the creator of the hit thrillers High Tension and The Hills Have Eyes. The film slashes its way onto Blu-ray and DVD from IFC Films on October 15, 2013. MANIAC will also be released as a highly sought after collectible edition VHS through MONDO VIDEO. A total of 500 copies of this limited edition will be available in a clamshell case with a randomly inserted purple cassette.
In this 21st century Jack the Ripper story set in present-day Los Angeles, Frank (Elijah Wood, The Lord of the Rings) leads a deceptively peaceful life. To the outside world, he's a withdrawn and somewhat eccentric owner of a mannequin store. But his quiet façade masks an inner rage that forces him to brutally kill and scalp the women who get too close to him.
When a young artist named Anna (Nora Arnezeder, Safe House) appears one day at Frank's shop and asks for his help with her new exhibition, Frank develops an obsession with her that threatens to completely destroy his already fragile psyche. Soon the streets become unsafe for any woman after dark as this newly awakened maniac begins to stalk and kill.
A remake of William Lustig and Joe Spinell's 1980 cult classic of the same name, MANIAC, was written by Aja Alexandre, the screenwriter of The Hills Have Eyes, High Tension and Mirrors. The film is an intimate, visually daring, psychologically complex and profoundly horrific trip into the downward spiraling nightmare of a killer and his victims.