In a world populated by giant robots and huge behemoths battling it out for the sake of our planet, you have to be careful or you may just end up blowing your own ass off. Good thing this new sign is there to remind us to use caution.
Look for Pacific Rim, directed by Guillermo del Toro, in theatres July 12th of 2013. Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini, Rob Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., and Diego Klattenhoff star.
From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ epic sci-fi action adventure Pacific Rim.
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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.
More Amityville-themed goodness is on its way from The Scream Factory in the form of a Blu-ray trilogy that will have you screaming, "For god's sake, COME OUT!" See what I did there? See?
From the Scream Factory Facebook page...
We teased the following weeks ago but now we will confirm it: THE AMITYVILLE HORROR TRILOGY (consisting of the '79 original, the '82 prequel and the '83 3D entry) will be making its way from us in a Blu-ray collection set before Halloween. That’s a lot of bleeding walls, flies, demons, possessed family members in HD! More specifics (extras, street date, etc.) to emerge in the Summer.
Oh the sweet visions we can conjure in our heads pertaining to watching Diane Franklin engage in filthy incest and seeing the enigma that is Tony Roberts' Caucasian afro in full 1080p! It's what Blu-ray was made for! Bless you Scream Factory!
Good news indeed for fans, but I wouldn't be surprised if someone even puts out the rest of them all on one Blu-ray. There were only, what, nineteen more?
Look for more info on this one soon!
Hot on the heels of yesterday's international trailer debut, we now have another new one-sheet in promotion of Manuel Carballo's (Exorcismus) new some-kind-of-undead flick, The Returned. Dig it!
But what are The Returned, you ask? Humans, ghosts, zombies, aliens, Kardashians? We'll be finding out soon enough.
Kate works at the hospital in the Return Unit, helping those who have been infected by the virus that turns people into zombies. Kate’s dedication to her work is absolute, but few people realize that for her it is also a personal matter; Kate’s own husband, Jason, has been returned.
After various brutal and prolific attacks at the hands of Anti-Return groups and rumors that the “Protein” stock is running dangerously low, Kate fears for Jason's safety. Suspicious of the government's order that all the returned should report to a secure medical facility "for their own safety," the couple decides to flee, taking with them all the doses of “Return Protein” they have. At no point does the couple imagine that the real threat is a lot closer than they think…
Nothing puts you in the mood for your favorite movie or television show better than a great theme song. And nobody, and we mean nobody, does theme songs like the horror genre does. We've got 11 of the best here to prove that point.
"The Sopranos" had a great intro with "Woke Up This Morning" by Alabama 3, and there have been some pretty great cartoon theme songs like "The Flintstones" and "The Jetsons". Hell, even the old "Batman" theme song was a damn catchy tune, but honestly, horror dominates memorable theme songs. Just take a look at the list below, and we didn't even include some great ones like "Pet Sematary" by The Ramones, Dokken's "Dream Warriors" (written for A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors) or "He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask)" by Alice Cooper, written for Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives. (Consider those the honorable mentions! And by the way, upon researching this list, it was so much fun watching the old videos that we even included the honorable mentions for you to watch at the end of the article!) So here, in no particular order, are the Top 11 TV and Movie Horror Theme Songs.
"Dexter" Main Title by Rolf Kent
This playful instrumental is the perfect intro for the serial killer we've all come to love. Perfectly paired with close-up imagery that makes Dex's morning routine look like a number of violent acts, the theme is as quirky and fun as Dexter himself. And the high-pitched triangle ting as Dexter walks away with a knowing grin has become like a starter's pistol for fans of the show, letting us know it's time for the action to begin….Previously on "Dexter"…
Jaws Main Theme by John Williams
Let's move from a relatively new theme song favorite to a classic. This is the definition of a chilling theme song. Used anytime someone wants to represent danger looming, the theme for Jaws is as iconic as they come. Composer John Williams carries quite the pedigree. He's won five Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, seven British Academy Film Awards and 21 Grammy Awards. Not bad. His 48 Academy Award nominations put him second to only Walt Disney. And he was at his best when he composed this memorable number. The movie scared people out of the water for years, and the theme song certainly ran through the mind of many a swimmer who found themselves in unfamiliar waters and started imagining what might be swimming just below their toes.
Psycho Shower Scene by Bernard Herrmann
Hitchcock initially envisioned the legendary shower scene without any music at all. Thankfully the great director knew enough to change his mind when a better option came along. In addition to the stunning imagery of the film, the one additional thing viewers of Psycho can never get out of their heads is the haunting screech of violins. Used perfectly, the memorable music became the theme to represent one of the greatest horror films, ever.
"The Addams Family" Theme by Vic Mizzy
To lighten the mood a bit, we must mention this song that was so popular it was actually released as a single. Although it didn't make it too high on the popular music charts, it was unforgettable as television theme songs go. A harpsichord accompanied by perhaps the most famous finger snaps since Arthur Fonzarelli, "The Addams Family" theme song is a wonderfully humorous intro to go with this unique family. Creepy and kooky, indeed.
"The Munsters" Theme by Jack Marshall
And who better to follow "The Addams Family" theme song than our other beloved family of monsters. Nominated for a Grammy Award in 1965, "The Munsters" theme song was frantic for Season One, then ramped up and given even more pizazz for the second season of the show. Although best known as an instrumental, there were actually lyrics written for "The Munsters" theme, which were recorded and released on the album At Home With The Munsters, a must-have for any true classic television memorabilia collector. A fantastic way to remember a lightheartedly horrific piece of television history.
Maximum Overdrive-"Who Made Who" by AC/DC
Certainly not an 'official' theme song, but all AC/DC fans know that "Who Made Who", the title track for the band's first greatest hits album, was written for one reason, to be featured in Maximum Overdrive, the film adapted from Stephen King's short story "Trucks". In fact, the entire Who Made Who album is considered the soundtrack for the film, but it's that title track that represents the film so well. The entire concept of the movie is perfectly summed up in that one song, which is even echoed in a line by one of the characters in Maximum Overdrive before she is unremorsefully gunned down by an huge, unmanned mounted machine gun outside the fateful truck stop which serves as the main backdrop for the film. A better band could not be chosen to craft a horror soundtrack and "Who Made Who" is indeed a great song for this film about machines gone mad.
"True Blood"-"Bad Things" by Jace Everett
Normally country music and horror aren't known to go hand in hand, but country music recording artist Jace Everett nailed a nice horror groove with his song "Bad Things", which would go on to be the theme for HBO's "True Blood". And you may notice the similarity between "Bad Things" and the aforementioned "Woke Up This Morning" theme song for HBO's "The Sopranos". Must be a Home Box thing. And there's something about hearing that line…"I wanna do bad things with you…" that just gets you in the mood to see those vamps and wolves and shifters and all kinds of supernatural baddies fight and screw and do all those bad things with each other. "Bad Things" certainly sums up everything great about "True Blood" and does it in a groovy way.
From Dusk Till Dawn-"Dark Night" by The Blasters
Again, this one is technically not a theme song, but it's played over the opening credits of the movie and is just so damn perfect it had to be included on this list. From Dusk Till Dawn comes across as almost two films in one. You have the initial section following the Gecko Brothers as they try to make their way across the Border into the freedom of Mexico. Then, of course, you have the arrival of our heroes at The Titty Twister family eating establishment and the bloodbath that ensues. "Dark Night" just happens to be the perfect song to blanket that entire adventure. The twangy tune is all groove, as Seth Gecko is, and it works smashingly for this beloved horror romp.
Halloween Theme by The Bowling Green Philharmonic Orchestra
Okay, first we must clarify. As many of you know, the theme song for Halloween was written by director John Carpenter. But as a nod to his hometown of Bowling Green, Kentucky, the director jokingly named himself and the group of musicians organized to perform the music The Bowling Green Philharmonic Orchestra. Well played, Mr. Carpenter. Well played. The music itself is iconic. It screams horror. It screams suspense. The theme to Halloween is unmistakable…and makes a damn fine ringtone as well! One of the best and most memorable pieces of horror music you'll ever hear. Perfect.
The Exorcist-"Tubular Bells" by Mike Oldfield
Damn this song is creepy. Maybe by itself it wouldn't have been so bad. Maybe if we weren't exposed to the most horrific movie of all times before hearing "Tubular Bells", then it wouldn't have become the soundtrack of nightmares. But that isn't the case. "Tubular Bells" is what you hear when taking the escalator to Hades. This is what Satan has as the most listened to track on his iPod. Something about the title recalls The Blue Man Group, but that's where the fun ends. You can't hear this melody and not think about Regan MacNeil, that lonely bedroom window and the long, steep staircase just outside it on the street. "Tubular Bells", like the film it accompanies, is horror at its finest.
"The Twilight Zone" Theme by Marius Constant
There was another theme song for "The Twilight Zone" that was written by Bernard Herrmann of Psycho shower scene fame. However, that melody would be replaced by the unmistakable number we're all familiar with today. It doesn't sound like any other song. When you hear it, you know exactly what it is. It's appropriate to sing it whenever we're confronted with a unbelievable situation. It is…"The Twilight Zone". Quite possibly the most iconic of all the stellar theme songs on this list, Constant's unique music combined with Rod Serling's historic voiceover make this one for the ages.
How do you feel about the small-town intrigue in the show? After what Norman saw in the basement last week, we hope to learn more about the town in tonight's episode. That and more creepy mother-son bonding. It's always a plus to watch Vera Farmiga and Freddy Highmore together.
SPOILER ALERT: Do not read any further if you haven’t watched the episode yet. This is a recap with specific details from this episode. Continue only if you have already watched it.
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When we last left Norman, he went over to Deputy Shelby's house to get the belt. On the way, Dylan saw Norman out in the night and followed him to the house. Observing Norman, Dylan saw the deputy returning to his barking dog. Inside, the deputy yelled out to his dog suspiciously and Norman heard him as the girl woke up. Before Deputy Shelby could react, Dylan rang the doorbell and distracted the deputy. Downstairs, Norman struggled with the scared girl but managed to escape out the window, with Dylan watching him.
When Norman got back to the motel, Dylan confronted him but Norman denied the whole thing plainly.
Norman came out to Emma's house but her dad informed him that she had the flu. He even told Norman about Emma's crush on him and asked Norman to be kind to her.
Norma met Deputy Shelby at a secluded area. After she got into his truck, he started to seduce her again to which she happily responded. They went to one of her motel rooms and had sex. After basking in their post-coital glow, as Norma came out of the motel room, Dylan surprised her. Awkwardly, Norma introduced Deputy Shelby to Dylan but the two men eyed each other suspiciously as the deputy and Norma drove away to get her car. Are you getting a evil vibe from the deputy?
While washing a window at the motel, Normal saw Bradley planting a cross at the ditch where her dad had crashed into. Norman put his arm over a crying Bradley and she leaned on his shoulder. Feeling the closeness, Norman instinctively smelled her hair.
Norma found Dylan putting groceries away in the kitchen. Dylan confronted her about her seeing the deputy and that he didn't trust him. Norma looked a little pensive as she walked out.
Coming out of the DVD store, Norman saw Deputy Shelby and tried to avoid him but the deputy already spotted Norman and started to follow. Crossing into a darkened corner, the deputy surprised Norman causing Norman to drop his DVDs and laughed at Norman's clumsiness. Deputy Shelby confessed that he liked Norma and insisted that he and Norman should get to know each other more. Norman just bristled at the deputy. Deputy Shelby told Norman that they would go fishing despite Norman's protests. As he left, with a smirk, the deputy warned Norman to acknowledge him the next time they saw each other on the street.
Norma was reading up on White Pine Bay's city council meetings when Norman came in to talk to her. Norman told her about the girl he found in Deputy Shelby's basement and about the picture journal. When she asked why Norman went into the deputy's house, he said that she told to go get the belt. She denied having done told him that and started hugging him. She told Norman that he sometimes hallucinated and that she would protect him. Norman left angrily. Sounded like there had been other hallucinations before?
At Deputy Shelby's house, Norma got up from his bed while he was sleeping and went down to the basement. She was relieved when she didn't find anything there. The deputy surprised her from behind. She playfully suggested that she was snooping because she couldn't sleep and went back upstairs. The deputy switched off the lights behind them.
Norman found a bruise on his ankle from his struggle with the girl the other night.
Norman confronted Norma about her whereabouts the previous night. He was up late but she wasn't home then. She tried to calm Norman that he was jealous. Norman confessed he didn't like the deputy. When Norman brought up the girl in the basement, Norma angrily retorted she didn't see anyone in the basement when she was there. Norman insisted he wasn't crazy and tried to show her the bruise on his ankle. When Norman fought her some more, she finally lost her temper and yelled at him to get ready to go fishing with the deputy. She sighed as Norman stormed off.
Out fishing, Deputy Shelby tried to bond with Norman and that he wanted to take care of Norman and his mother. The deputy insisted a little too forcefully that they need to trust each other. When asked directly if he can trust the deputy, Norman lied through his teeth. The deputy seemed to have bought it. Their fishing trip was cut short by a phone call and Norman was visibly joyful for that.
At the docks, Sheriff Romero showed the deputy what the fishing boat caught. It was a severed hand with Keith's watch. "Dumbass" quipped the sheriff. Hmm.. Who was he referring to?
Norman was happy that Bradley invited him for ice cream. She liked being with Norman and he was glad about that. Then she talked about the decomposing severed hand that the sheriff found.
Norman rushed home to tell Norma about the found severed hand. Before she could brush it off, the doorbell rang. Deputy Shelby asked Norma to go down to the police station for some questioning.
In the sheriff's office, Sheriff Romero tried to intimidate Norma by telling her he would match carpet fibers found on the hand with the carpets that Norma pulled up that fateful night. He tried to illustrate that Keith was not a nice person and that he'd understand if Norma had killed him. Norma held fast to her denial and even manage to catch the sheriff in a slip up when he asked her where she dumped the carpet. She had the advantage now and then insisted that she couldn't remember where the dump was. The sheriff had no choice but to let her go.
Norma and Norman drove to find the dumpster. Norman even "whatever"ed her and she wasn't happy about that. When she checked the dumpster, the carpet wasn't there anymore. Luckily there was a number she could call. At the county waste site, the gate was locked and Norma started to panic. Norman and Norm fought about not calling the police that night and she confessed that she stabbed Keith many times because she was angry.
When they were home, Norma continued to cry. Helpless, Norman ventured out of the house and came up upon Dylan at the motel. Dylan handed Norman a drink, which he tried to chug unsuccessfully. When Dylan sympathized with Norman that he had to deal with their mom all by himself, Norman told Dylan everything about Keith breaking into the house and raping Norma, about Norma stabbing Keith many times, about the belt Norman kept and hid in the house, and even about the girl in the deputy's basement. Dylan told Norman that he'd help Norman. When Norman received a text from Bradley, Dylan gave Norman brotherly advice in dealing with girls. That was a nice brotherly bonding moment, wasn't it?
At Bradley's house, Norman hung out with her in her bedroom. She took his hand and made the first move on Norman and they had sex. Was that real or a hallucination? Now everything Norman did had become suspect.
Norma woke up but couldn't find Norman. When she found out from Dylan where Norman was, they got into a fight after she slapped him. Was it me or was that struggle almost inappropriately sexual?
The doorbell rang (again!) and she rang downstairs thinking it was Norman. Sheriff Romero and his team was at the door placing Norma under arrest. As she was being handcuffed, she looked at Deputy Shelby coldly.
What happens next? What would Norman do next? Who's angrier, Norman or Norma? Make sure to tell us what you think in the comment sections below.
If there's one thing you can count on, it's that the Devil is red hot as possession films usually result in box office dollars no matter how good or bad. Honestly, we're dying for someone to finally get it right. Can Summit Entertainment's Exorcism Diairies do it?
Does it even stand a holy ghost of a chance?
According to Deadline, Black List scribe Barbara Marshall has been brought on to write Summit's demonic new flick, which is said to be inspired by the book The Real Story Behind The Exorcist by Mark Opsasnick.
Exorcism Diaries is being produced by Roy Lee, Sonny Mallhi and Doug Davison. The project was originally acquired by Summit as a pitch by Adam Simon and Tim Metcalfe. John Sacchi will oversee the project for the studio.
Look for more on this one as it comes.
In terms of making its way from the page to the big screen, I, Frankenstein has had a bit of a rough road. To pave the way for a proper 3D conversion, the flick's release date has now been moved to January 24, 2014.
Directed by Stuart Beattie based on the graphic novel by Kevin Grievoux, the film stars Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney, Socratis Otto, Mahesh Jadu, Caitlin Stasey and Aden Young as Victor Frankenstein.
Set in a dystopic present where vigilant gargoyles and ferocious demons rage in a battle for ultimate power, Victor Frankenstein's creation Adam (Aaron Eckhart) finds himself caught in the middle as both sides race to discover the secret to his immortality.
We're back with another installment of Radio 66.6! This week features the latest news, music, videos and tour dates from the likes of Black Sabbath, Every Time I Die, Rob Zombie, Stone Sour, Terror, Meshuggah, Kid Rock, HIM, Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg and more.
Don't touch that dial!
The artwork for Black Sabbath's 13 can be seen here. You also get a small taste of a new song. The album will be out in June.
Disturbed frontman David Draiman will have a guest spot on a new Megadeth song tilted "Dance in the Rain," which he co-wrote with the band. The new album, Super Collider, is due out June 4th.
Stream Stone Sour's House of Gold & Bones: Part 2 here. The album is out this week on Roadrunner Records.
Listen to a new HIM song tilted "Tears On Tape" here. It's the title track from their upcoming album, due out April 30th on Razor & Tie.
Watch Rob Zombie's music video for "Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown" here. Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor comes out on April 23rd.
Watch Meshuggah's music video for "I Am Colossus" here. It's a cool one. Koloss is out now on Nuclear Blast Records.
Watch Terror's music video for "The Most High" here. Live By the Code is out this week on Victory Records.
Every Time I Die will headline the 2013 "All Stars Tour" with support from Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya, Terror, Stray from the Path, Iwrestledabearonce and more. The full line-up can be found here. Dates and additional bands will be announced soon.
Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg have announced tour dates around the world with Andrew W.K. on vocals. Check them out here.
Dates for Kid Rock's $20 Best Night Ever tour can be found here. Support includes Kool & The Gang, ZZ Top and Uncle Kracker.
Be sure to check back every Monday for the latest music news!
Talk about under the radar... to little or no fanfare Universal greenlit the long talked about flick Dracula: Year Zero, and we even have a star ready to bare his fangs as the title character. Read on for details.
THR reports that Luke Evans (pictured; Fast and Furious 6, The Immortals) has signed to topline in Dracula: Year Zero, now known simply as just Dracula, Universal’s dramatic horror movie telling an origin story of the most famous of vampires. Michael De Luca is producing the project and hopes to start shooting later this year. Commercials helmer Gary Shore is making his directorial debut on the picture.
The script tells of a young prince who, when the lives of his wife and child are put in danger by a bloodthirsty sultan, risks his soul to save them and in the process becomes the first vampire. More as it comes.
A proper DVD release is on its way for co-writers Scooter Downey and Sean Elliot's It's in the Blood starring horror icon Lance Henriksen, and we have a look at the artwork and more! Dig it!
From the Press Release
Awarded 9 stars (out of 10) by WickedChannel.com, the indie horror film IT’S IN THE BLOOD makes its DVD debut April 23rd from Monarch Home Entertainment. One year after a tragic incident tore their family apart, a grieving son (Sean Elliot) and his estranged father (Lance Henriksen – Aliens, The Terminator) embark on a journey into the wild to reconcile. When an accident leaves the father badly injured and strands them, it is up to the son to save them both. However, this wilderness is not what it seems, and as they deteriorate, so too does reality. Horrifying creatures, ghostly apparitions-- are they all in their heads… or could the truth be far more terrible?
Dread Central called the film directed by Downey “one of the finest and most unique independent horror films in recent memory” in its 4-star review.
If Charles Band were a pro wrestler, I’d like to think his entrance music would be Metallica’s “Master of Puppets”. Four new little beasties will be added to his repertoire when Unlucky Charms begins filming any moment now.
Five girls vie for a chance to model diva Deedee DeVille’s fashion line, but they’re soon competing for their lives against four mythical beings, led by the mischievous Farr Darrig. Deedee wants to steal the girls’ souls, but the beings have other plans…
Falling prey to these latest pint-sized predators from the Puppet Master maestro will be Charlie O'Connell (“Sliders”, 2-Headed Shark Attack), Jeryl Prescott Sales (“The Walking Dead”, The Skeleton Key), Anna Sophia Berglund (Playboy Playmate January 2011, “The Girls Next Door”), Seth Peterson (“Burn Notice”, “Providence”), Masuimi Max (xXx: State of the Union, The Devil's Muse), and Nikki Leigh (Playboy Playmate May 2012, Blood of 1000 Virgins).
Now that we’ve met the human characters, allow me to introduce you to the Unlucky Charms.
Farr Darrig: A strange dwarf with a bright red beard. His clothes and hat suggest those of a leprechaun, but not green....instead bright red.
Banshee: An old female hag with straw-like hair and milky-white eyes, dressed in rags, her mouth seeming much larger than it should.
Pookah: A hideous hobgoblin with long sharp claws and wicked needle teeth.
Bloody Bones: A one-eyed cyclops with a necklace of bones not quite stripped of bloody flesh.
Unlucky Charms begins shooting begins this week.
Deadly Walkers is set to release in 2013 for PC and Mac. Players will take on hordes of the undead in this new FPS title that takes place in an apocalyptic London. Can you take on the terror and watch this horrifying first gameplay trailer?!
From the Press Release
Animantz and Dysotek are glad to announce Deadly Walkers, their new gaming title for Mac and PC. Deadly Walkers is a zombie FPS that carries the player in a new dimension of scare. It gives the feel and the breathless emotions of the old zombie movies, like Dawn of the Dead (1978). For the First time ever the player will fight against real zombies, hordes of undead creatures that slowly will surround him and that can be killed only shooting to their head.
Through the eyes of a special forces soldier, the game tells the story, of an apocalyptic plague spreading in the city of London. Nobody knows what is happening in the city, why people are dying, why they are becoming undead creatures. All is has happened so fast, the day after an important meeting of the Laboratory for Disease Control. London is now in quarantine and nobody can escape out from this terror.
The army has been destroyed by the plague, the player is one of the last soldiers fighting this war. The colonel has ordered to find the biological data of the plague and take the blood of the zombie number 0, the First infected civilian. With his blood the scientists of the Laboratory for Disease Control will be able to make a vaccine against the plague and aid million of people.
For more information on the game, check out the officialDeadly Walkers website.
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing is set to release later this year for Xbox 360 and PC. Players will take on the role as the legendary monster hunter Van Helsing in a gothic-noir adventure. A new trailer shows off some of the details of the game's customization features.
From the Press Release
Independent developer NeocoreGames revealed today a spectacular new gameplay trailer and screenshots for The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, demonstrating the much anticipated Rage and Power-up System, whereby players have the ability to tailor skills on the spot. Whether it is killing foes instantly or freezing them in place, players have an enormous selection of abilities to take advantage of while they combat twisted creatures born in secret laboratories.
Enabling players to have up to three active skill modifiers, called Power-ups, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing delivers an abundant amount of pathways to follow within legendary monster hunter Van Helsing’s skilltree. By charging up the power-ups and utilizing Rage points collected from impressive feats, players are capable of taking down the most gruesome bosses and mythical beasts.
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing is a gothic-noir steampunk action-RPG that is set to release on Windows PC this spring and Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft later this year. Players experience fierce battles with familiar supernatural foes all within a dark storyline influenced by Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
For more information on the game, check out the officialThe Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing website.
Gamers are already immersed in the world of "Defiance," and in just one week everyone else will be able to see what all the fuss is about when the TV element of the crossover project premieres on Syfy. Curious? Get a look at what's ahead in this new trailer for the series.
WATCH THE SHOW, PLAY THE GAME, CHANGE THE WORLD!
From Syfy and Trion Worlds comes a revolution in entertainment: powerful scripted drama and a massive online world, united for the very first time. Set on a transformed Earth in the near future, events in the show will impact the game, and players will impact the show, creating an unprecedented immersive experience.
"Defiance" introduces players and viewers to a world where humans and aliens live together on a planet ravaged by decades of war and transformed by alien terra-forming machines. It centers on Jeb Nolan (Grant Bowler), the law-keeper in a bustling frontier boomtown that is one of the new world’s few oases of civility and inclusion. Nolan is a former Marine who fought in the alien conflict and suffered the loss of his wife and child in the war. The trauma transformed him into a lone wanderer in the wilds of this new and dangerous world.
The series stars Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas, Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Fionnula Flanagan, Mia Kirshner, and Oscar nominee Graham Greene. "Defiance" is directed by Scott Stewart (Legion, Priest) and written/executive produced by Rockne O’Bannon ("Farscape"), Kevin Murphy ("Desperate Housewives," "Caprica"), and Michael Taylor ("Battlestar Galactica"). Kevin Murphy serves as showrunner. Defiance is produced by Universal Cable Productions.
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Episode 1.01 - "Pilot" (airing 4/15/13)
The arrival of the mysterious Nolan (Grant Bowler) and his charge Irisa (Stephanie Leonidas) to the town of Defiance marks a threat to the fragile peace that exists between the residents in the premiere of this futuristic drama, which is set in the year 2046, more than 30 years following a war between humans and aliens that left Earth forever changed.
Matrix Games has announced Distant Worlds: Shadows expansion for PC. Players will venture into a new timeline entitled Age of Shadows with expanded ground combat, tech tree and much more. Now lets travel into the dark corners of hyperspace and explore over 1,000+ star galaxies!
From the Press Release
Distant Worlds: Shadows is the highly anticipated third expansion to the critically acclaimed 4X space strategy game. Distant Worlds: Shadows adds incredible new gameplay to the Distant Worlds universe and includes an earlier era in the Distant Worlds timeline, called the Age of Shadows.
Start a new empire before the discovery of hyperspace travel and try to expand into the stars, or play as one of the legendary Pirate factions of the Age of Shadows, competing with new victory conditions to establish an alternate history where the pirates triumphed over the planetary civilizations. The pirate options alone include four completely new playstyles (ranging from Raiders to Smugglers) and new smuggling and mercenary missions. Also included are ship boarding actions and ship and base capture, new Ship Captain characters and pirate raids of planets and space stations.
New gameplay also includes expanded ground combat, with a full new ground combat tech tree, a ground combat resolution screen and multiple different troop types (infantry, armor, planetary defenses and special forces). Ground combat is now animated and resolved from the descent of the first assault pods from orbit to the final battles for planetary control, with new bonuses for combined arms and the effects of the different troop types as well as local space superiority all considered in the outcome.
The expanded tech tree also includes Gravitic Weapons and Tractor Beams as well as additional planetary facilities that allow you more customization on character recruitment. Distant Worlds: Shadows also includes an updated and improved graphical engine that allows for much better performance in the epic 1,000+ star galaxies that many Distant Worlds fans enjoy. The AI is also much improved, especially in terms of the economy and a new comprehensive difficulty setting should mean that even the most experienced Distant Worlds player will find a challenge in Distant Worlds: Shadows. As usual, modding support has been kept up to date with the new improvements.
With brand new gameplay as well as greatly expanded gameplay for all play styles, Distant Worlds: Shadows is an exciting and essential new addition to the vast, living galaxy of Distant Worlds!
For more information, check out the official Distant Worlds: Shadows website.
Zomber Squad has opened its second closed beta server on , and fans are invited to join in on a week of fun and monster chaos! Gamers will be awarded with special items and bonuses which includes free Soma. Read on to learn more.
From the Press Release
Zomber Squad has opened its second closed beta server on Omprus, and you can be a part of it! The beta test will last for one week and we’ll be hosting some awesome events to enrich the experience.
During the closed beta, stay online for 1 hour or more and get rewarded with free Soma and Upgrade Stones, and evolve your Pet to unlock Order Forms and Reebs. At the end of the fifth day after launch, all members of the top 10 Corps will be rewarded with Mad Gainz Passes, and the top 10 Agents by level will be rewarded with tons of free Soma! That’s right - free Soma!
Zomber Squad is a unique MMO for players looking for a bit of a challenge. You’re given the task of controlling up to 3 characters simultaneously in intense battles with the undead. Manage your very own safe district and recruit and train a team of diverse heroes. In addition, PVP is a very large part of Zomber Squad. In the newest update, you can not only enjoy intense PVP combat, but also get rewards for participating! Join Zomber Squad now to get yours!
For more information on the game and/or to signup, check out the officialZomber Squad website.
Word has just come to us that Divergent, based on Veronica Roth's young adult trilogy of the same name, has officially started production. Read on for the initial details, etc. No really... read on. You really should. Don't make me tell you again.
Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF) company, announced today that principal photography has commenced in Chicago on the highly anticipated feature filmadaptation of DIVERGENT, starring Golden Globe nominated Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Academy Award® winner Kate Winslet. The studio also announced that Ray Stevenson and Mekhi Phifer will join a stellar young cast including Maggie Q, Jai Courtney, Miles Teller, Zoë Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Ben Lamb, Christian Madsen, and Amy Newbold. The futuristic action adventure, based on author Veronica Roth's New York Times best seller, will be directed by Neil Burger from a script by Vanessa Taylor. The original draft of the script was written by Evan Daugherty. Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher are producing the project via their RedWagon Entertainment banner along with Pouya Shahbazian. Red Wagon's Rachel Shane is executive producing, alongside John J. Kelly. Summit will release the film theatrically in North America in THE HUNGER GAMES slot on Friday, March 21, 2014.
DIVERGENT is a thrilling adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities, Tris Prior (Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late.
The extremely popular young adult novel Divergent was written by first time author Veronica Roth and has topped the New York Times Best Sellers list ever since being published in May of 2011 by Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins Publishers. The book was written by Roth while she was earning her undergraduatedegree at Northwestern University. She followed her first novel with the book Insurgent, which has also made its way to the #1 position on specific New York Times Best Sellers lists. To date, book sales are now over 3 million copies for both novels combined, and both titles are HarperCollins most successful e-books ever in regards to sales. The studio acquired the film rights to the novel in early 2011 several months before the book Divergent was published.
DIVERGENT marks another strategic foray for Summit into producing material for young adults, building on Summit and corporate parent Lionsgate's leadership in the young-adult genre. Summit's TWILIGHT SAGA franchise has grossed more than $3.3 billion at the worldwide box office, and the first film of Lionsgate's THE HUNGER GAMES franchise is the 13th highest-grossing North American release of all time.
Erik Feig, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group's President of Production, and Gillian Bohrer, Lionsgate's SVP of Production, are overseeing the project for the studio.
Two more actors have signed on for active duty in the upcoming Hidden the Woods, and we've got the skinny for you on the whos and whats right here. Why? Because we're almost like real journalists and can do stuff like that!
Next to join the cast is Chris Browning (pictured; "Sons of Anarchy," The Book of Eli) and Ricco Ross (Aliens). Award-winning actor Michael Biehn (who worked with Ross in Aliens), under his Blanc/Biehn Productions shingle, has begun pre-production and casting for the company’s latest project, the remake of the controversial film Hidden in the Woods (En Las Afueras De La Ciudad).
William Forsythe (The Rock, “Boardwalk Empire”) will play Uncle Costello, and also part of the cast is MMA fighter Krxysztof Soszynski, who recently worked with Michael Biehn on the MMA film Tapped. Biehn will also star in the film.
“I have never seen such a violent film that didn’t feel gratuitous and exploitive,” commented Biehn. “Patricio Valledares did an incredible job to combat that with his original film, and we’re excited to announce that he is on board to direct the English remake.”
In addition to these new additions, Biehn, Forsythe, and Soszynski, the cast includes Jeannine Kaspar (Iron Man, “House of Lies,” “Nip/Tuck”), Andy Mackenzie (Sushi Girl, "True Blood"), Electra Avelan (Grindhouse, Machete Kills) Mark Burnham (Quentin Dupieux's Wrong and Wrong Cops), Jennifer Blanc (The Victim, Wrong Cops), and Richard Gunn (“Granite Flats,” “Dark Angel”) along with Caitlin Keats (Broken English, Kill Bill Volume 2, Treachery), Matthew Alan (Red Tails, "Sons of Anarchy"), J. Michael Trautmann (Here Comes the Boom, "Shameless"), Evie Louise Thompson (The Call, Heebie Jeebies), Nick Bateman (from Jason Eiseners' Hobo With a Shotgun), Cody Hackman (Tapped), and Luke Massy (Thor). Shooting is set to begin in early June in Texas. Patricio Valledares will direct. Jennifer Blanc-Biehn will produce along with Loris Courci, Evelyn Belmar, Time Lock Films, and Valle Studio Films.
“We feel this story needs to be told,” commented producer Jennifer Blanc-Biehn. “It’s based on a true criminal case. Three out of every four women are abused throughout the world so we hope to be able to not only tell a story but also donate some of the proceeds to a few women’s charities to stop the violence.”
Hidden in the Woods tells the story of two sisters who have been raised in isolation, subjected to the torment of their abusive, drug dealing father. When they finally decide to report him to the police, he kills the two officers and is put in jail. But things go from bad to worse when the girls must answer to their Uncle Costello, a psychotic drug kingpin, who shows up looking for his missing merchandise which is hidden in the woods.
Talk about fast! Check out this latest TV spot for Eli Roth's upcoming show for Netflix, "Hemlock Grove." which comes and goes faster than a minute man at The Bunny Ranch. Yeah.... it's that damned fast. Dig it!
From executive producer Eli Roth and developed by Brian McGreevy (who wrote the novel on which it's based) and Lee Shipman, "Hemlock Grove" stars Famke Janssen, Dougray Scott, Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron, Penelope Mitchell, and Freya Tingley.
"Hemlock Grove" is a riveting one-hour murder mystery that revolves around the residents of a former Pennsylvania steel town. When 17-year-old Brooke Bluebell is brutally murdered, any of Hemlock’s peculiar inhabitants – or killer creatures – could be suspects. Through the investigation the town’s seamier side is exposed, revealing nothing is what it seems. Beautiful, terrifying, and graphic, "Hemlock Grove" is unlike anything else in its genre.
The first one-sheet for Elysium, the new film from District 9 director Neill Blomkamp has arrived, and it gives off a very Matrixy type vibe. Still, we're pretty sure that given the talent involved it's gonna kick ass!
Directed by Neill Blomkamp, Elysium stars Sharlto Copley, Jodie Foster, Matt Damon, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner, Alice Braga, and Diego Luna. Look for it in theaters August 9, 2013.
In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) will stop at nothing to preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium – but that doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in by any means they can. Max (Matt Damon) agrees to take on a life-threatening mission, one that could bring equality to these polarized worlds.