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Dead Rising: Watchtower Rises with UK DVD, Blu-ray, and Steelbook

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 06:00

Based on Capcom’s mega-hit video game series Dead Rising, film adaptation Dead Rising: Watchtower will be brandishing power tools against a horde of the undead on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK come July 27, courtesy of Animatsu.

Of special note is the rather awesome-looking Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook, which is exclusive to retailer Zavvi and can be pre-ordered here.

Dead Rising: Watchtower stars Jesse Metcalfe, Meghan Ory, Virginia Madsen, Dennis Haysbert, and Rob Riggle and is directed by Leprechaun: Origins helmer Zach Lipovsky.

Synopsis:
Dead Rising: Watchtower takes place during a large-scale zombie outbreak. When a mandatory government vaccine (Zombrex) fails to stop an infection from spreading across the city, four unlikely survivors must evade the zombie horde whilst at the same time discover the root of the epidemic – all signs point to a government conspiracy! Their perilous, action-packed journey to escape and uncover the truth forces them to question what they’re willing to do to survive… and ultimately their own sense of humanity.


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Exclusive: Dig Up Horrors with an Interactive Map of UK Monsters

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 05:00

To celebrate the June 22 UK DVD release of Adam Green’s monsterrific Digging Up the Marrow (review), we’ve got a rather funky interactive map of the UK for you that pulls back the curtain on a number of lesser-known folk creatures from Great Britain and Ireland. Come take a trip with us…

Digging Up the Marrow stars Adam Green, Ray Wise, Will Barratt, Rileah Vanderbilt, and Kane Hodder.

Synopsis:
Filmmaker Adam Green receives a package in his fan mail from a mysterious man named William Dekker (Wise). Dekker claims he can prove monsters do indeed exist and that these grotesque creatures are in fact forgotten, hideously deformed humanoids that inhabit a vast, underground metropolis of the damned!

Determined to discover the truth, Green and his crew embark on a mysterious, fantastical, and terrifying journey deep into the shadows – where they dare to go Digging Up the Marrow!


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Today on VOD: The Nightmare and We Are Still Here

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 04:25

This weekend’s big release is of course the Leigh Whannell-directed prequel Insidious Chapter 3 (review), though that’s not the only new horror film now available for mass consumption. In fact, two of this year’s mostly hotly-anticipated releases are out today, so read on for details!

First up is Room 237 director Rodney Ascher’s The Nightmare (review), which many have touted as being one of the downright scariest movies of the year. The Nightmare is a documentary-horror film exploring the phenomenon of sleep paralysis through the eyes of eight people, and it hits theaters and VOD outlets courtesy of Gravitas Ventures.

The doc’s subjects hail from different backgrounds and walks of life, but share eerily similar visions of malevolent, near-human beings that grow increasingly aggressive the longer the sleep paralysis recurs. Are these just random hallucinations or something more? Rational explanations get challenged by the similarities of the “shadow people” multiple subjects describe looming over them.

Ascher, who has first hand knowledge of sleep paralysis, brings the full intensity of this experience to the screen while maintaining empathy and respect for his subjects. As the film unfolds, distinctions between the documentary and horror genres fade as do easy lines between reality and the imagination.

Hailed by our fearless leader Uncle Creepy as being “an old school spookshow that is NOT to be missed,” Ted Geoghegan’s We Are Still Here (review) also hits theaters and VOD today – via Dark Sky Films. The movie stars Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator), Larry Fessenden (You’re Next), Lisa Marie (Ed Wood) and Andrew Sensenig (The Last Exorcism Part 2).

After the death of their college age son, Anne and Paul Sacchetti relocate to the snowswept New England hamlet of Aylesbury, a sleepy village where all is most certainly not as it seems. When strange sounds and eerie feelings convince Anne that her son’s spirit is still with them, they invite an eccentric, New Age couple to help them get to the bottom of the mystery.

They discover that not only are the house’s first residents, the vengeful Dagmar family, still there – but so is an ancient power. A primal darkness slumbers under the old home, waking up every thirty years and demanding the fresh blood of a new family.

An altogether new take on the haunted house genre that deftly mixes human drama and comedy, We Are Still Here is a couple’s terrifying journey through darkness and loss set against the freezing New England winter.

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Prairie Dog Brings Terror to the Farm in Latest Trailers

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 22:30

I’m always down for a good monster movie that favors practical effects over cheap CGI. This may help to explain why you’re reading an article about writer/director C. Blake Evernden’s forthcoming creature feature Prairie Dog right now. Although we don’t get a proper look at the titular monster in the trailers embedded below, the flick certainly shows promise.

An official synopsis awaits your attention.

A lone sheriff of the vast lands and valleys of Brada County is confronted with a dual mystery. A pair of sociopathic criminals being chased across the plains have disappeared, and reports keep surfacing of a large, shadowed animal roaming the farmlands of the county. With the assistance of an environmental consultant and the mayor of the nearby town of Sombra Hollow, the sheriff races to find the connection between the mysteries that haunt the valleys of Brada County.

Prairie Dog stars John Bowers, Kathy Zaborsky, Ashlin Malik, Liam McMahon, Douglas MacArthur, Sebastian David, Daniel Howard, and Carly James. Unfortunately, we don’t have a release to share with everyone right now. In the meantime, hang around the official Facebook page for more info.

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Scream Queens Leave a Pretty Corpse in this New Teaser

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 21:31

With all the teasers they’ve been releasing for “Scream Queens,” you’d think Fox would give us the premiere date already, but nope.  So far all we know is that it will air on Tuesdays at 9/8c this fall.

Skyler Samuels stars as Grace, a new student at Wallace University who hopes to join Kappa Sorority, led by Emma Roberts’ Chanel Oberlin. Keke Palmer plays Grace’s genius best friend. Their co-stars include Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele, Oliver Hudson, Abigail Breslin, Billie Lourd, Diego Boneta, Lucien Laviscount, and Glen Powell. Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas are among the guest stars.

The comedy-horror anthology series hails from 20th Century Fox TV and Ryan Murphy Television. Murphy exec produces with “Glee’s” Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan, and Dante Di Loreto.

Synopsis:
The new anthology series “Scream Queens” revolves around a college campus which is rocked by a series of murders and is set in a sorority house.

Learn more by visiting:
The official “Scream Queens” site: http://fox.tv/ScreamQueens
“Scream Queens” on Facebook: http://fox.tv/ScreamQueensFB
“Scream Queens” on Twitter: http://fox.tv/ScreamQueensTW
“Scream Queens” on Instagram: http://fox.tv/ScreamQueensIG
“Scream Queens” on Tumblr: http://fox.tv/ScreamQueensTB

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Space Rippers Releases Its First Intergalactic Teaser

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 20:56

If you thought ripping and seeding movies was harmless, it’s time to reassess the situation. In California Balloon Films’ upcoming “science-bending spacesploitation splatter-fest” Space Rippers, film pirates discover that seeding movies can result in some serious life-threatening consequences.

Unfortunately, Space Rippers isn’t a sure thing just yet. There are still a few more days and several thousand dollars left on the flick’s official Indiegogo campaign. Be sure to swing by and drop some cash in their piggy bank if you have some extra scratch lying around the house.

In the mood for a synopsis? We happen to have one right here.

For decades, the Space Rippers have orbited Earth, uploading torrents from the last place the law can’t reach. But when public sentiment turns against the sexy squad of amateur astronauts, they risk ripping a legendary cursed DVD, only to release an Anti-Piracy Witch packing malevolent magic and a hunger for Homo Sapiens. Now the Rippers are in a no-holds-barred battle not for Earth’s entertainment… but for its survival.

It’s times like this that I wish I had a ton of cash to throw around because Space Rippers needs to happen. I know I say that a lot these days, but it’s always true. While we’re waiting to see what the future holds for this project, have a look at the trailer below.

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Prep for Under the Dome Season 3 with this Recap of Season 2

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 20:27

“Under the Dome” returns for its third season with a special two-hour premiere on its new night, Thursday, June 25; and in case you’re a bit hazy on exactly what happened during Season 2, you can revisit Chester’s Mill with this recap video that looks back on all the action.  Excited for all new episodes this summer on CBS? They have you… covered.

Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, “Under the Dome” tells the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome.

“Under the Dome” stars Dean Norris, Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Alex Koch, Colin Ford, Mackenzie Lintz, and Eddie Cahill. It is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Amblin Television. Steven Spielberg, Neal Baer, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stacey Snider, Peter Leto, and Tim Schlattmann are executive producers.

For more info visit the official “Under the Dome” website, “like” “Under the Dome” on Facebook, and follow @underthedomeCBS on Twitter.

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Get a First Look at The Strain Season 2

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 19:28

Promising to be darker, more horrifying, but still fun to watch, Season 2 of “The Strain” kicks off Sunday, July 12th; and FX has released a new “first look” video that gives us a peek at what’s ahead.

The award-winning thriller from Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse, based off of the best-selling The Strain Trilogy by del Toro and Chuck Hogan, was the most-watched new cable drama of 2014.

As the second season unfolds, the transformation has begun. It can no longer be denied — New York City is rapidly falling to an evil epidemic, and no one is coming to its rescue. Its citizens must fight or die. Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) and his unlikely allies tried to take down the embodiment of this evil — the Master — and failed.

Now Eph and Dr. Nora Martinez (Mia Maestro) concentrate on creating a biological weapon to wipe out the creatures, while Abraham Setrakian (David Bradley) searches for an ancient book he hopes will reveal the strigoi’s entire history… and possibly a way to kill them. Meanwhile, the Master is out for revenge, unleashing new and even more terrifying breeds of bloodthirsty creatures after our team.  Our team must find a way to defeat him before the infection spreads too far and becomes irreparable… before they become monsters themselves.

“The Strain” hails from showrunner/executive producer/writer Carlton Cuse along with co-creators/executive producers/writers Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. Gary Ungar, J. Miles Dale, Bradley Thompson, David Weddle, and Regina Corrado serve as executive producers. “The Strain” is produced by FX Productions.

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan Talks Returning to Supernatural

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 19:16

If you’re a regular visitor to the site, you probably noticed that several of us here at DC have been less than enamored with the past couple of seasons of “Supernatural,” but this bit of chatter we heard today from Jeffrey Dean Morgan (aka Papa John Winchester) has perked up our enthusiasm more than a little.

As the actor told Collider when asked about a possible return to the show, “I absolutely would love to go back. I haven’t been on the show for 10 years, and I get asked about it in every interview and every time I leave my house… They [the fans] want me back. I do this so that I can make people happy somehow. We do it for our fans, and that’s got such a great fan base that, of course, I want to go back. And I would love to have some resolution for that character and his sons.”

He touched on his relationship with Jensen and Jared, “…Jensen, especially, is like a brother to me. I know he’s my son on the show, but we’ve become very, very good friends. Jared, too… For me, I think it would be so cool to go back and have him [Jensen] direct me. That would be great. I’m proud of them. They’re my sons, and I do look at them in a fatherly way, even though Jensen is like my brother…”

But it has to make sense story-wise, “I would love to go back and work with them again if the opportunity comes. But in saying that, I don’t want it to be a forced deal. I want it to be natural, and I want it to make sense for the story. I would love for John Winchester to have some way to say goodbye, not only to his sons, but to the fan base who seems to be clamoring for him to come back. We’ll see, but I hope. I can’t say, ‘I’ll do the last year,’ because I don’t see an end in sight. But I love them, and I’d love to go do a good, solid arc. I don’t want to just do a hit-and-run. I want to go back and do three [episodes] and really get into that world again. It would be great.”

GREAT indeed!  Powers-that-be, make this happen please!

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Z for Zachariah – First Trailer and Artwork

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 18:51

A new trailer and official artwork have arrived for Craig Zobel’s Z for Zachariah, which was picked up by Lionsgate pre-Sundance 2015. Check them out!

Margot Robbie, Chris Pine, and Chiwetel Ejiofor star. The feature hits theaters on August 21st.

Synopsis:
In a post-apocalyptic world, a young woman who believes she is the last human on Earth meets a dying scientist searching for survivors. Their relationship becomes tenuous when another survivor appears. As the two men compete for the woman’s affection, their primal urges begin to reveal their true nature.

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