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Cybernatural Unfriended by Universal

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 20:40

Universal Pictures has given the horror-thriller Cybernatural (review) a new title and release date. The film known now as Unfriended will be in theatres April 17, 2015.

Produced by Timur Bekmambetov and directed by Leo Gabriadze, Cybernatural stars Shelley Hennig, Moses Storm, Renee Olstead, Will Peltz, Jacob Wysocki, Courtney Halverson, and Heather Sossaman.

Synopsis:
While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself exactly one year ago. At first they think it’s a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends’ darkest secrets, they realize they are dealing with something from beyond this world, something that wants them dead. Told entirely from a young girl’s computer desktop, Unfriended redefines found footage for a new generation of teens.

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Demon House – Director Found for Ammons Tale of Terror

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 20:34

We’ve been reporting on the strange Ammons house case for quite some time, beginning with the occurrences themselves, then “Ghost Adventures” star Zak Bagans buying the home after the family fled, and now a director is set to bring the tale to the screen.

Deadline is reporting that Lee Daniels (The Butler, The Paperboy, Precious) will be directing Demon House for Relativity Media. Bagans himself is also putting together a documentary of the same name of his experiences within the home. No word yet if both projects will retain the same title, but given the subject matter, it would make sense to have them as companion pieces.

The film is based on Latoya Ammons and her family, whose life rights made this film possible. They claim to have been victims of a demonic possession that has spanned over two years and counting. Ammons and her family have received international media attention for their accounts, which have been witnessed and documented by the Department of Child Services, the Gary (IN) Police Department, and hospital staff.

The experience began with unusual occurrences in her home over two years ago, including swarms of flies around her porch in the winter and unexplainable creaking sounds in her basement. The events progressed to possessive incidents including her oldest daughter unconsciously levitating above her bed and medical staff witnessing her middle son gliding backward on the floor, wall, and ceiling.

According to Relativity, the DCS case manager witnessed her youngest son growling with his teeth showing and eyes rolled back, locking his hands around his older brother’s throat with no recollection of the incident. Initial psychological exams and exorcism attempts failed to provide explanation or solution for the bizarre events.

Stay tuned.

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Four More Genre Directors Join WE tv’s South of Hell

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 17:30

In addition to well-known horror helmer Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever), an array of respected directors have signed on to direct individual episodes of WE tv’s upcoming original supernatural thriller “South of Hell.” Read on for the details!

The line-up includes Ti West (House of the Devil, The Sacrament), Rachel Talalay (“Doctor Who,” Tank Girl), Jennifer Lynch (“The Walking Dead,” “Teen Wolf”), and Jeremiah Chechik (“Helix,” “Reign”).

WE tv recently announced the cast of “South of Hell,” led by actress Mena Suvari (pictured below) in the dual role of Maria Abascal and her inner demon, Abigail. The cast also includes Zachary Booth as David Abascal, Maria’s brother; Bill Irwin as Enos Abascal, Maria and David’s father and cult leader; Drew Moerlein as Dusty, Maria’s neighbor; Lamman Rucker as Rev. Elijah Bledsoe, a priest with a strong attraction to Maria; Paulina Singer as the Reverend’s daughter, Grace; Lydia Hearst as Southern belle Charlotte Roberts; Slate Holmgren as the local drug dealer, Sweetmouth; and Lauren Velez as Tetra, a spiritual informant.

“South of Hell” is produced by Sonar Entertainment and Blumhouse Television. The premiere episode was written by Matt Lambert. James Manos, Jr. (“Dexter,” “The Shield,” “The Sopranos”), is executive producer and showrunner. Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions (Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Sinister) also serves as executive producer along with Gerard Bocaccio, Stewart Till, Gene Stein, Erica Motley, and Eli Roth.

“South of Hell” (8 episodes of 60 minutes each) premieres on WE tv in 2015. Production is currently under way in Charleston, South Carolina.

Synopsis:
Charleston, South Carolina, is the most possessed city in the world. Evil thrives there. Something with which 30-year-old exorcist Maria Abascal is intimately acquainted. She wrestles demons for a living. Especially Abigail, the one that lives within her. The one who feeds on damned souls and who’s violated the laws of hell to live on earth—and live on, inside Maria. Now, as they work as one, Maria will discover how personal her battle with evil has become and how far Abigail will go to protect them both. It’s a journey where the unspeakable is just a heartbeat away.

 

 

 

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USA Network Gives a Pilot Order to Supernatural Drama Evil Man

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 17:21

A new “supernatural drama” is possibly heading our way as the USA Network has closed a deal with CBS TV Studios on a pilot order for “Evil Man,” starring Dallas Roberts (“The Walking Dead,” The Grey) and Clifton Collins, Jr. (Pacific Rim).

Per Deadline, the project, which Universal Cable Productions will co-produce, was written by Daniel Taplitz (Breakin’ All the Rules). Gary Fleder (“The River,” Homefront) will direct.

Taplitz and Fleder will executive produce alongside CBS TV Studios-based Eric and Kim Tannenbaum as well as Mary Beth Basile. Filming is slated to begin in early December in Vancouver.

“Evil Man” follows Harry Killas (Roberts; below left), an upstanding, middle-class family man whose life is turned upside down when he is approached by a frighteningly powerful entity and commanded to kill “evil men” or see his family — along with his city — utterly destroyed. However, the gleeful psycho who is meant to be his first target instead begins teaching him how to carry out his new destiny.

Collins (below right) will play Lazlo Kirk, the profoundly evil former war criminal with magnetic charm and a deep, unpredictable violent streak who forces himself into Harry’s life on a twisted mission of personal redemption.

“This supernatural drama is a symbolic tale of good versus evil set in the everyday modern world,” said Jackie de Crinis, EVP Original Programming, USA Network. “It is a highly relatable story that begs the question of just how far we would go to protect our families.”

Look for more as it comes!

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Make a Date With M. Night Shayamalan’s The Visit

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 16:34

There was a time when M. Night Shyamalan’s name attached to a movie equaled box office gold. Now it’s left off of things on purpose. Either way, his new flick for Universal, The Visit (formerly Sundowning), has scored a release date.

Deadline reports that the flick will be in theatres on September 11, 2015. Shyamalan self-financed and shot The Visit in and around his home in Pennsylvania.

Kathryn Hahn, Ed Oxenbould, Erica Lynne Marszalek, Peter McRobbie, Olivia DeJonge, Deanna Dunagan, Benjamin Kanes, Jon Douglas Rainey, Brian Gildea, Shawn Gonzalez, Richard Barlow, Steve Annan, and Michael Mariano star.

Synopsis:
The Visit focuses on a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a week-long trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple are involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day.

 

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See a Few Images from Supernatural Episode 10.06 – Ask Jeeves; Go Behind the Scenes of the 200th Episode – Fan Fiction

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 16:21

We’re still smiling from all the fun to be found in last night’s 200th episode of “Supernatural,” entitled “Fan Fiction,” and also pondering just what that final scene might mean. If you enjoyed it as much as we did, we have a look behind the scenes as well as some highlights from the cast and crew party.

But first be sure to check out a handful of stills from next week’s Episode 10.06, “Ask Jeeves,” that looks to be a spoof of everyone’s favorite board game, “Clue.”

“Supernatural” Episode 10.06 – “Ask Jeeves” (airs 11/18/14)
Dean (Jensen Ackles) is surprised when he checks Bobby’s cell phone and hears a message that says Bobby or his next of kin have been named as a beneficiary in an heiress’ will. Hoping that means extra money, Dean talks Sam (Jared Padalecki) into hitting the road to claim their fortune. However, what they encounter at the house is far from a treasure chest.

John MacCarthy directed this episode written by Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder.

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Annabelle Heads Home This Coming January

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 15:58

A mere three months after haunting theaters, creepy doll Annabelle (review) is headed onto the shelves of your home video collection, and we’ve conjured up all the pertinent details for you today. So read on for everything you need to know!

From the Press Release:
Discover the secret of what she wants when Annabelle arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital HD on January 13, 2015, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Reuniting the filmmakers behind 2013’s hugely successful supernatural thriller The Conjuring, Annabelle is the terrifying story of where it all began as Annabelle comes to life.

Annabelle stars Annabelle Wallis (X-Men: First Class) and Ward Horton (The Wolf of Wall Street) as the Forms; Oscar® nominee Alfre Woodard (Cross Creek, 12 Years a Slave) as Evelyn, a neighbor who owns a bookstore; Kerry O’Malley (TV’s “Those Who Kill”) and Brian Howe (Devil’s Knot) as neighbors Sharon and Pete Higgins; Tony Amendola (TV’s “Once Upon A Time”) as Father Perez; and Eric Ladin (TV’s “Boardwalk Empire”) as Detective Clarkin.

Annabelle was directed by John R. Leonetti, who served as cinematographer on The Conjuring. James Wan, director of The Conjuring, produced Annabelle along with Peter Safran. Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter, and Hans Ritter served as executive producers for the film, which came from the script written by Gary Dauberman.

Annabelle will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and includes the film in high definition on Blu-ray disc, a DVD, and a digital version of the movie in Digital HD with UltraViolet. Fans can also own Annabelle via purchase from digital retailers.

Synopsis:
She terrified you in The Conjuring, but this is where it all began for Annabelle. Capable of unspeakable evil, the actual doll exists locked up in an occult museum in Connecticut—visited only by a priest who blesses her twice a month.

New Line Cinema’s supernatural thriller Annabelle begins before the evil was unleashed. John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia—a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia’s delight with Annabelle doesn’t last long.

On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now…Annabelle.

Special Features:

Blu-ray Combo Pack

• The Curse of Annabelle
• Bloody Tears of Possession
• Dolls of the Demon
• A Demonic Process
• Deleted Scenes

Standard Definition DVD

• The Curse of Annabelle

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Sony Launches Goosebumps Movie Fan Contest

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 15:54

In anticipation of the feature film adaptation of R.L. Stine’s mega-successful Goosebumps series, Sony Pictures has launched the Goosebumps Movie Fan Contest! Read on for details.

From the Press Release:
To build excitement for the release of the motion picture Goosebumps (in theaters 2015), Sony Rewards has launched the Goosebumps Movie Fan Contest, where fans can share cool content, test their Goosebumps knowledge in quizzes, watch spooky videos, create funny memes, submit fan art, and complete other fun challenges.

By completing challenges and sharing Goosebumps news on social media, fans can climb the leaderboard and win prizes. The current contest’s First Place Prize is a Video Call with famed Goosebumps author R.L. Stine, and Second Place Prize is a complete Goosebumps book collection.

Fans who keep sharing content regularly over the course of the full campaign have the opportunity to win other amazing prizes in the future which may include: a Video Call with Jack Black, a Goosebumps Creature Makeover, signed memorabilia, authentic props from the movie, and more!

To find out more information, enter the contest, and read the official rules, click here!

Once fans have entered, they will receive Goosebumps content by e-mail along with information on how they can earn points by sharing and completing Goosebumps challenges.

Goosebumps will be released in theaters nationwide on August 7, 2015. Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books.When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.

Directed by Robert Letterman. Screenplay by Darren Lemke. Story by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. Based on the Goosebumps book series published by Scholastic and written by R.L. Stine. Produced by Deborah Forte and Neal H. Moritz.

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The Tables Have Turned in this Pair of Clips from The Vampire Diaries Episode 6.07 – Do You Remember the First Time?

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 15:46

It looks like things aren’t going so well for Tripp and his vamp-killing operation in the first of this pair of sneak peeks of “The Vampire Diaries” Episode 6.07, “Do You Remember the First Time?” As for the other one… fans of Dalaric should be pleased by their stroll down memory lane!

“The Vampire Diaries” Episode 6.06 – “Do You Remember the First Time?” (11/13/14)
When the past comes back to haunt her, Elena (Nina Dobrev) is forced to face her problems head on. 

After a night out at the annual Whitmore Medical Center Fundraiser, Jo (guest star Jodi Lyn O’Keefe) opens up to Alaric (Matt Davis) about her own tragic past.  Meanwhile, Stefan (Paul Wesley), Matt (Zach Roerig), and Enzo (Michael Malarkey) resort to extreme measures when Tripp (guest star Colin Ferguson) withholds information about his vampire-killing operation, and Caroline (Candice Accola) is in a race against the clock when Sheriff Forbes (guest star Marguerite MacIntyre) gets caught in the middle of a dangerous plan.

Elsewhere, Tyler (Michael Trevino) and Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell) grow closer, and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) stumbles upon a startling clue that renews his hope.  Kat Graham also stars.  Darren Genet directed the episode written by Rebecca Sonnenshine.

Related Story:  New Images from The Vampire Diaries Episode 6.07 Ask: Do You Remember the First Time?

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The Conjuring 2 Haunts Summer 2016

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 15:45

What more can be said about James Wan’s The Conjuring? It was fun, scary, and exactly what the horror genre needed when it came out. Now that Wan has officially signed on to direct the sequel (thank the video gods), the movie has landed a release date!

Look for The Conjuring 2 in theatres on June 10, 2016.

Much like the original film, the sequel will delve back into the case files of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. No word yet on which of their many noted investigations will be showcased, but with Wan back in the driver’s seat, expect it to be scary as hell.

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Exclusive Clip – The Twilight Zone: The 5th Dimension Limited Edition Box Set

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 12:00

This time tomorrow you’ll be able to enter “The Twilight Zone” like never before with the release of The Twilight Zone: The 5th Dimension Limited Edition Box Set, and to celebrate its arrival, we have a brand spanking new and exclusive clip for you!

About The Twilight Zone: The 5th Dimension Limited Edition Box Set:
Image Entertainment is releasing the 41-DVD The Twilight Zone: The 5th Dimension Limited Edition Box Set on November 11, 2014, for an SRP of $349.98. For the first time ever, Rod Serling’s groundbreaking original series (1959-1964) and the classic 1980s series (1985-1989) are together in one limited edition box set. Only 7,500 sets were created.

In addition to the two beloved series (225 episodes combined) and more than 20 hours of bonus features listed below, The Twilight Zone: The 5th Dimension Limited Edition Box Set contains one of four possible collectible 1960s Twilight Zone comic books. Limited edition packaging features 3D black and white lenticulars and a serialized number on each of the box sets.

Over 20 hours of bonus features include:
· New featurettes with never-before-seen interviews
· The “American Masters” documentary Rod Serling: Submitted For Your Approval
· Dozens of audio commentaries previously available only on Blu-ray
· Rod Serling interviews, lectures, and appearances
· Interviews with cast and crew
· Original sponsor billboard
· Isolated music scores


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The Gasp Menagerie – Flying Man in The UK

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 11:00

We’ve all seen footage of “flying suits” by now. More or less, they turn a person into a flying squirrel, providing webbing between the arms and legs much like the gliding rodents, giving a skydiver or BASE jumper the ability to glide in a controlled landing as opposed to the usual drop-like-a-rock method humans have when falling great distances.

The thing is, those guys need something to jump FROM, and back in June over Manchester, UK, it doesn’t look like there was any place a flying winged human could have jumped from. According to the story in the Daily Mail, there were no parachutists, balloonists, or other sources for a guy in a flying suit that day.

Despite this, two airline pilots say they saw just that: a man flying within 100 meters of their plane as they descended to a landing.

At about 3,500 feet, the story says, they sighted the man at about the 11 o’clock position, 200-300 meters above them. The man then flew down the left side of the plane, coming within 100 meters. Both pilots said they expected to see a parachute canopy, but did not. That leaves a wing suit… but as I mentioned, those guys need somewhere to come from… and that day, it doesn’t appear there were any.

In this era of technology, it’s easy to dismiss this as some test flight of new wing suit, but the truth is that there have been sightings of flying men for over 100 years outside the pages of comic books.

From the Brooklyn Batman in 1855 to the Brazilian Birdmen of the 1950’s to the legendary Mothman of the US, winged or otherwise flying humanoids are not all that uncommon. Hell, the UFO Sightings Hotspot sight has a collection of photos and screencaps of a flap of flying humanoids spotted in Mexico in recent years.

So what was it over the skies of Manchester that some have dubbed the “Superman of Macclesfield”? Was it someone trying new wing suit technology? The military testing a new Iron Man-style weapon system? Or was it something stranger: a human or humanoid creature with the power to fly?

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The Walking Dead Video Blowout: Go Inside Ep. 5.05 – Self Help; Sneak Peek of Ep. 5.06 – Consumed

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 23:12

As is their custom, the powers-that-be at AMC have released several “inside”/”making of” looks at tonight’s installment of “The Walking Dead,” entitled “Self Help,” so if you’re caught up and ready for more, check them out right here along with a sneak peek of next week’s Episode 5.06, “Consumed.” Let’s just hope it’s our survivors doing the consuming!

“The Walking Dead” Episode 5.05 – “Self Help” (aired 11/9/14)
A new set of issues confront our group while on a mission. Will they be able to push through and survive these challenges? Or better yet, each other? Directed by Ernest Dickerson; written by Heather Bellson.

Related Story: 8 Times The Walking Dead Paid Tribute to Our Favorite Horror Movies

“The Walking Dead” Episode 5.06 – “Consumed” (airs 11/16/14)
Cautiously, members of our group must venture into a familiar location on a heroic rescue mission. It’s a huge stage, but so are the stakes. Directed by Seith Mann; written by Matthew Negrete.

To stay up-to-the-minute on all things walker related, follow @WalkingDead_AMC on Twitter and visit “The Walking Dead” on Facebook. For more info be sure to hit up the official “The Walking Dead” page on AMC.com.

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Danny Trejo Machetes Volcanic Lava Zombies in The Burning Dead

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 15:23

Since zombie flicks have become a dime a dozen, you really need to have some sort of hook to make your zombie flick stand out. Zombies filled with lava? That’s new.

AFM is that magical time of year when even websites like Deadline find themselves reporting on b-movies with a certain sense of bemusement. Especially when the b-movie involves Danny Trejo as a guy named “Night Wolf” fighting a new breed of undead containing a volcanic creme filling. The site reports that Uncork’d Entertainment is going to uncork a whopper of a zombie flick, having nabbed the North American rights to Rene Perez’s The Burning Dead (formerly known as Volcano Zombies) starring Danny Trejo and Tom Downey (Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan).

Of course, any time you see a b-movie with Danny Trejo getting top billing, you have to wonder if he’s actually the star or the guy in the movie for five minutes whose name they use to sell it. Don’t know why you’d need anything extra to sell audiences on a movie about lava-filled zombies.

The Burning Dead deals with a sheriff who must rescue an estranged family from a mountain during a volcanic eruption and then fight off a horde of lava-filled zombies brought to life by a curse. I can see how this would make the traditional means of dispatching the undead a bit more problematic.

Moniqua Plante (“Nashville”) and Robert F. Lyons (Death Wish II) co-star in the magmatic monster mash from writers Jeff Miller and Jason Ancona.

Expect to see The Burning Dead on DVD, VOD, Syfy, and/or in Walmart $5 bins sometime in early 2015. Looking forward to it. Lava zombies for the win!

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Soulmate (DVD)

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 12:00

Starring Anna Walton, Tom Wisdom

Written and directed by Axelle Carolyn

Distributed by Revolver Entertainment

For her first time out as writer/director of a feature film, Axelle Carolyn has hit a home run with her “quiet” horror film Soulmate. Shot on location in a small village near Powys, Wales, and in a local cottage, the film opens with the powerful scene of protagonist Audrey Barker (Walton) attempting suicide with a straight-edge razor in the bath. Saved from death by her sister, Alex (Emma Cleasby), she retreats to an isolated Welsh cottage to recover and to also deal with her overwhelming grief at the death of her husband, in which she feels she had a hand.

As she is unpacking her car, Audrey is approached by the nosy Theresa (Tanya Myers) from the village with a basket of food for the new tenant of Talbot Cottage. Audrey knows the cottage by another name, Aleath Cottage (ironically Welsh for “without mourning or wailing), and tries to correct the woman, but Theresa will have none of it. The former owner, Douglas Talbot (Wisdom), was a beloved neighbor, and the cottage will always be known as Talbot Cottage. The viewer will see more of Theresa.

Finally ensconced in her new home, Audrey begins exploring, especially after hearing noises in the middle of the night from what turns out to be a locked room. She goes to the apparent landlord, Theresa’s husband, Dr. Zellaby (Nick Brimble), to ask for the key to this room, but both he and his wife say it has never been unlocked since the death of Talbot over 30 years ago. After insisting, Dr. Zellaby returns to the cottage with Audrey and unlocks what they call the “box room,” and Audrey is able to see that there is no one hiding there. Later, after the noises continue, Audrey returns to the door and jimmies it open herself. It is full of Talbot’s belongings, including a gun, as well as letters from his late fiancée, Nell, all of which add to the mystery of the place.

When Audrey has had enough of the noises, she commands the ghost she believes is there to “Show yourself!” and Douglas Talbot does, much to Audrey’s horror. But after her initial shock wears off, she and Douglas begin a bizarre friendship, they both having so much in common.  Death and grief, mostly.

Once Douglas makes his appearance, the film really takes off, and not always in a good way. Carolyn’s “quiet” movie becomes “noisier,” and the menace grows to a shocking moment of confession. I won’t give away any more of the film, but it is one which I recommend watching more than once (I had trouble with the volume on my television and missed a lot of the dialogue between Audrey and Douglas during my first viewing – had to REALLY turn the volume up for the second viewing to hear everything). Their discussions are very important to the core of the film so don’t miss them!

First, I loved the movie’s look. Carolyn found an amazing cinematographer in Sara Deane, who really captures the gloominess of a Welsh autumn as well as the dark hallways of an old cottage on the quintessential Gothic “dark and stormy” night. I would probably enjoy watching Soulmate with the volume off; the images are that amazing.

And the score, by Christian Henson, really sets the stage for the “feeling” of Soulmate. Reminiscent of the horror film The Ring (2002), with all of its stringed instruments, there is a sadness to the score that mixes beautifully with the tale of Audrey and Douglas. And there is also one lone piano that reinforces the feelings of grief and loss that are the major themes of the film. Brilliant choices by Carolyn. I must also give kudos to the sound design department for how subtly they put the sound of the wind in the film. It adds that touch of frisson that fits so well with the overall look and sound of the picture.

My biggest complaint is about actress Anna Walton and her attempts to play the violin. I realize this is a very low-budget film, but surely an actress of her caliber could have taken a few lessons prior to filming! Ms. Walton is a lovely woman, but for Soulmate she wore what looked like very little makeup and appeared very delicate, fragile and haunted looking. Perfect for Audrey! Just move your fingers more when “playing” the violin!

Another complaint is the ending of the film – it is left very open to interpretation, and that might have been Carolyn’s plan. I loved the final shot in the film but wanted to know WHAT HAPPENED?? I suppose I should just go with what I think happened and let it rest; don’t complain about it.

All in all, Soulmate is a lovely, spooky, old-fashioned ghost story in an age where there are very few such films made. Most closely reminiscent of The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, it seems set in another age, when women could fall in love with their ghostly visitors. I was amazed by how “high-budget” it looked for such a low-budget film, and I’m looking forward to seeing what Carolyn does next. Hopefully another ghost story!

The only extras on the US DVD are Carolyn’s two shorts, the wonderful The Halloween Kid and the memorable The Last Post, as well as an interview with Carolyn and the film’s trailer. The UK DVD has the commentary if you have a universal DVD player.


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Producers’ Preview of The Originals Ep. 2.06 – Wheel Inside the Wheel – Teases a New Story Within the Story

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 14:21

On Monday night Episode 2.06 of “The Originals” is going to branch out a bit and give fans a whole new part of the show’s mythology. Curious about what’s ahead? Then settle in for a moment to hear exec producers Julie Plec and Michael Narducci discuss the story inside the story of “Wheel Inside the Wheel.”

“The Originals” Episode 2.06 – “Wheel Inside the Wheel” (airs 11/10/14)
A FAMILY BUILT ON SECRETS AND LIES — Fed up with her antics, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) becomes agitated and demands that Esther (guest star Sonja Sohn) release Elijah (Daniel Gillies), whom she has captured. However, Esther reveals a few dark secrets from Klaus’ past in an attempt to make him an offer he can’t refuse.

Meanwhile, Oliver (guest star Chase Coleman) ends up in a dangerous situation, prompting Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) to reconnect with Jackson (guest star Nathan Parsons), who has been living a new life out in the bayou. Elsewhere, Cami (Leah Pipes), who still believes baby Hope’s death was her fault, teams up with Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) and Gia (guest star Nishi Munshi) after she becomes suspicious of her faculty advisor Vincent (guest star Yusuf Gatewood).

Lastly, in a surprising turn of events, Klaus comes face-to-face with a visitor from his past. Matt Hastings directed the episode written by Michael Russo and Michael Narducci.

Related Story: Secrets and Lies Await in these Images from The Originals Ep. 2.06 – Wheel Inside the Wheel

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Enjoy A Feast of Friends with this Image Gallery for Constantine Episode 1.04

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 13:59

Of course we’re not suggesting that you eat your buddies… rather, a demon with a killer appetite is on the loose in Atlanta, and it’s up to Constantine to rein it in in next week’s Episode 1.04, “A Feast of Friends.”

Check out our image gallery for the ep along with a look “inside” last night’s installment, in which writers Mark Verheiden and David Goyer join the cast to discuss the first appearance of Papa Midnite (played by Michael James Shaw) and their inspiration for “The Devil’s Vinyl.”

“Constantine” Episode 1.04 – “A Feast of Friends” (11/14/14; 10-11pm)
When Constantine’s (Matt Ryan) old friend Gary Lester (guest star Jonjo O’Neill) accidentally releases a powerful demon in Atlanta, John is forced to determine exactly what he is prepared to sacrifice in his battle with the underworld. Harold Perrineau and Angélica Celaya also star.

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You’ll Be Dyin’ on a Prayer After Seeing these Photos and Preview of Grimm Episode 4.04

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 13:24

In next week’s Episode 4.04 of “Grimm,” entitled “Dyin’ on a Prayer,” an ancient evil arises and consumes its victims. In other words, it’s just another Friday in Portland! Read on to see a preview of the ep along with a big batch of stills.

Want even more? Then check out these creature profiles of our Wesen of the Week. We get two for the price of one this go-round: the Heftigauroch, bull-like Wesen that are excellent fighters when provoked but prefer to avoid fighting, and the demonic Schinderdiv, which use fangs protruding from their jaws to pin down their victims and puncture their chests. Sounds like a perfect double-date to us!

“Grimm” Episode 4.04 – “Dyin’ on a Prayer” (11/14/14; 9-10pm)
Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) are called to an unusual crime scene with a victim who appears to have died from clay-induced asphyxiation. At the precinct, Wu (Reggie Lee) begins to grow more suspicious of Trubel’s (guest star Jacqueline Toboni ) presence.

At the Spice Shop, Elizabeth (guest star Louise Lombard) makes a major breakthrough with regard to restoring Nick’s powers, while Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) experience cultural backlash as a result of their inter-Wesen marriage. In Europe, Adalind (Claire Coffee) hopes that putting trust in her mysterious visitor will help her escape the dungeon. David Julian Hirsh guest stars; Sasha Roiz also stars.

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Warcraft Adaptation Alliance and Horde Characters Revealed

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 20:26

Today at the BlizzCon gaming convention in Anaheim, CA, lots of news was revealed regarding the upcoming feature film Warcraft, an adaptation of the World of Warcraft video game being directed by Duncan Jones. Read on for updates on which characters we’ll be seeing in the movie and lots more!

From the Press Release:
Legendary Pictures, Atlas Entertainment, Blizzard Entertainment, and distribution partner Universal Pictures held a panel at BlizzCon today for Warcraft fans in support of the feature film that will appear in theaters on March 11, 2016. The panel marks Warcraft director Duncan Jones’ second appearance at the show, honoring his promise to “show a lot more next year” at BlizzCon 2013. Legendary held its first movie panel at BlizzCon in 2007, when producers Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni discussed the initial plans for bringing Blizzard’s world to the big screen, and today’s panel continues that tradition of giving the dedicated Warcraft fans first access to information and images related to the film.

Panelists included Duncan Jones, the director behind the award-winning sci-fi film Moon (2009) and Source Code (2011); Chris Metzen, Senior Vice President of Story and Franchise Development for Blizzard Entertainment, Bill Westenhofer, the BAFTA and Academy Award®-winning VFX supervisor behind films such as The Life of Pi, and actor Rob Kazinsky (Pacific Rim, “True Blood”), whose character Orgrim was revealed today along with the names of the other characters that each member of the film’s principal cast will play.

Until now the specific characters that the film’s principal cast are playing have been kept under wraps. Today the characters were announced, divided between “Alliance” and “Horde” – the two opposing armies recognized by Warcraft fans across the world.

Legendary also announced a new initiative, inviting fans to join the frontline of the film. By signing up at FIGHTFORTHEALLIANCE.COM or FIGHTFORTHEHORDE.COM, fans can celebrate their allegiance and receive regular updates on the movie from the perspective of their chosen side.

THE ALLIANCE

  • Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel) – The lead protagonist for the Alliance, Lothar is a war hero who has sacrificed everything to keep the people of Azeroth safe.
  • King Llane Wrynn (Dominic Cooper) – King Llane is the leader of the Alliance city of Stormwind and a beacon of hope to its people in a time of darkness.
  • Medivh (Ben Foster) – Known as “The Guardian,” Medivh is a mysterious and reclusive protector who wields formidable power.
  • Khadgar (Ben Schnetzer) – Khadgar is a gifted young mage, embarking on a daring search for the truth.
  • Lady Taria (Ruth Negga) – Taria is the royal Queen of Stormwind, King Llane’s great love and most trusted counsel.
  • Garona (Paula Patton) – Caught between the Alliance and the Horde, Garona is a strong-willed survivor who must decide where her true loyalty lies.

THE HORDE

  • Durotan (Toby Kebbel) – The lead protagonist for the Horde, Durotan is the noble Chieftain of the Frostwolf Clan, battling to save his people and his family from extinction.
  • Orgrim (Rob Kazinsky) – Orgrim is Durotan’s right hand and a brave warrior destined to wield the Doomhammer: a weapon of Orc legend.
  • Blackhand (Clancy Brown) – Known as “The Destroyer,” Blackhand is one of Orc-kind’s most fearsome and titanic warchiefs.
  • Gul’dan (Daniel Wu) – Gul’dan is a supreme Orc ruler, fueled by a dark magic that even he cannot control.

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Get a Sneak Peek of Sleepy Hollow Episode 2.08 – Heartless

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 19:58

Flirting proves deadly in Monday night’s Episode 2.08 of “Sleepy Hollow,” entitled “Heartless,” in which a succubus arrives in town. Here’s a sneak peek plus several stills from the ep.

“Sleepy Hollow” Episode 2.08 – “Heartless” (airs 11/10/14)
Crane (Tom Mison) and Abbie (Nicole Beharie) set out to take down a succubus whom Henry (John Noble) has sent out to drain the life forces out of its victims.

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