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eOne Films Releasing GirlHouse in February

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:30

Trevor Matthews’ directorial debut, GirlHouse, is getting a limited theatrical and VOD release from eOne Films next month, and we have the early details for you here.  Look for it Valentine’s weekend, beginning Friday, February 13th.

Matthews, who also produced the film, starred in Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer and The Shrine. GirlHouse was written by Nick Gordon and stars Ali Cobrin (Showtime’s “Look,” Neighbors, American Reunion), Adam DiMarco (Radio Rebel), Slaine (MC in hip hop supergroup La Coka Nostra), and a bevy of smoking hot girls including Chasty Ballesteros (Final Destination 5, The Internship, Casting Couch) and Erin Agostino (“18 to Life,” You Are So Undead)

In an attempt to make some extra cash while away at college, Kylie (Corbin) moves into a house that streams content to an X-rated website. After a deranged fan hacks in to determine the house’s location, she finds herself in a terrifying fight for her life.


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Exclusive: Enter the Dangerous Mind Clip Goes Deep

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:00

There’s just something about this exclusive clip from Enter the Dangerous Mind that makes us uncomfortable thanks to a nasty case of the shivers. Will it have the same effect on you?

Variance will be releasing the psychological thriller Enter the Dangerous Mind in theaters and on iTunes February 6, 2015.

Jake Hoffman, Nikki Reed (Twilight, Thirteen), Thomas Dekker (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Scott Bakula, and Jason Priestley star. Youssef Delara and Victor Teran direct.

Enter the mind of Jim (Jake Hoffman) – a socially awkward EDM musician with a traumatic past, a tenuous grip on reality, and voices in his head. When he meets Wendy (Nikki Reed), he thinks he might finally have a shot at happiness. But as long-buried memories begin to stir and his crush turns into obsession, Jim finds himself looking into a violent abyss… and he won’t be going alone.

Pulsating with raw energy and an intense electronic soundtrack, Enter the Dangerous Mind is a pitch-black psychological thriller that doesn’t let off the gas for a second as it twists to its shocking conclusion.

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UK Readers: Win Ragnarok on DVD!

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 06:00

To celebrate the release of Ragnarok: The Viking Apocalypse, the fast-paced throwback to the kind of old-school Spielberg action we all grew up on – coming to UK DVD 2nd February 2015 – we have a copy to give away courtesy of Studiocanal.

Think The Goonies meets Jurassic Park, or Indiana Jones with a Lord of the Rings twist. Fast-paced, gripping, but most of all fun, Ragnarok is ridiculously entertaining. And, as a bonus extra, it’ll help Marvel fans swot up on Viking mythology ahead of Thor: Ragnarok. So, exciting AND educational… what more could movie fans want?

“Ragnarok is the closest you’re going to get to a new Steven Spielberg movie in the manner of Jurassic Park or Raiders of the Lost Ark” – Sound on Sight.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply send an email to with the subject line “UK RAGNAROK” and including YOUR FULL NAME AND POSTAL ADDRESS before the competition closing date of February 9. We’ll take care of the rest.

The film is available to order on Amazon now! Look for our review soon.

Titled Gåten Ragnarok in its native Norwegian, the film is directed by Mikkel Brænne Sandemose and stars Pål Sverre Hagen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Bjørn Sundquist and Sofia Helin.

Archaeologist Sigurd Svendsen has for years been obsessed with the Oseberg Viking ship. The only inscription found on the ship is the enigmatic “man knows little” written in runes. Sigurd is sure that the Oseberg ship contains the answer to the mystery of Ragnarok, the end of days in Norse mythology.

When his friend Allan finds similar runes on a stone from the north of Norway, Sigurd becomes convinced that the runes are in fact a treasure map. Together they mount an expedition group, and their adventure leads to “No man’s Land” between Norway and Russia, which has been deserted for decades. Here Sigurd learns the true meaning of the runes – a secret more terrifying than he could possibly imagine.

Please note that this competition is open ONLY to UK readers. Good luck!

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Sundance 2015: The Nightmare Clip Recalls Sleepless Nights

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 19:30

Rodney Ascher’s (Room 277) new film, The Nightmare, will be having its premiere at the ongoing Sundance Film Festival, and right now we have the first clip from the flick. Dig it!

The Nightmare is a documentary-horror film exploring the phenomenon of sleep paralysis through the eyes of eight people. Victims of this scary malady often find themselves trapped between the sleeping and awake realms, unable to move but aware of their surroundings while subject to disturbing sights and sounds.

Speaking as someone who has experienced this… let me tell you… it’s VERY, VERY scary. Dig on the clip!

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Sundance 2015: The Witch Conjures a Bidding War

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 19:22

The claws are out and spells are being cast. Watching companies bid on The Witch at Sundance is akin to seeing Boris Karloff and Vincent Price go at it in The Raven. Well… maybe not that exciting.

According to Variety A24 is expected to buy the horror drama The Witch for $1.5 million. Several distributors, including Radius-TWC, expressed interest in the supernatural film set in 17th-century New England. The movie premieres on Tuesday at the Sundance Film Festival.

Robert Eggers directs the film, which has been described as a cross between The Crucible and The Shining. Anya Taylor-Joy stars.

New England in the 1630s: William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassable wilderness. When their newborn son vanishes and crops fail, the family turns on one another. Beyond their worst fears, a supernatural evil lurks in the nearby wood.

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The Strangers 2 Gets a New Director

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 19:14

Honestly, I don’t remember a time when we weren’t talking about a sequel to the 2008 Bryan Bertino film The Strangers. Hard to believe it’s been that long, but it sounds as if the wait is nearly over.

The Wrap is reporting that The Strangers 2 is finally moving forward after spending several years in development. Marcel Langenegger is in negotiations to direct the sequel this spring.

Ben Ketai (Chosen) is the newest writer on the sequel, which follows a family on the verge of sending their troubled teenage daughter to boarding school as they embark on one last family trip to a mobile home park that their uncle runs. Their final bonding opportunity turns to horror when the teenage children discover the bodies of their aunt and uncle, fresh from a recent visit from the Strangers — Man in the Mask, Pin Up Girl, and Dollface.

The night becomes a race to escape for the family, as the masked killers take new pleasure in tormenting their victims in this twisted sequel that picks up where the original’s bloody footprints leave off.

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The Crow Remake Reboots; Luke Evans Exits Project

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 19:07

The original production of The Crow was said to be cursed and resulted in the tragic death of its star, Brandon Lee. Fans were then cursed with a string of ridiculously bad sequels. Now, with a remake on the horizon, it seems as if the idea of just getting the project off the ground is… well… cursed.

The Wrap reports that Relativity and director Corin Hardy are searching for a new star for The Crow reboot, as Luke Evans has officially exited the project to pursue other projects.

Evans was poised to play Eric Draven when F. Javier Gutierrez was attached to direct The Crow, but production was delayed, and with no new start date in sight, Evans was forced to pass and move on.

He made statements to that effect in December during press rounds for The Hobbit, but there was always the hope that Relativity could convince him to stick around as it scrambled to find a new filmmaker after Gutierrez left to direct Rings for Paramount.

Hardy signed on in early December but has been busy with post-production on his feature debut The Hallow, which premieres at Sundance this week. Now that Evans has officially parted ways with the project, Hardy will have the opportunity to put together his own vision for the film.

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Sundance 2015: Eli Roth – Knock Knock Trailer; Green Inferno Release News

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 18:57

With Sundance 2015 currently under way, things have been steadily going bump in the night. Especially for Eli Roth, who hit the ground running with two announcements that horror fans have been waiting for.

First, the news via IndieWire is that the headaches surrounding The Green Inferno‘s long delayed release are about to come to an end. “Here’s the thing: Everyone is working to resolve it. Open Road has been amazing through this entire process. I really love them, they’ve been great. Even with whatever situation World View is going through, everyone is working together to find the best, cleanest, most positive resolution and get the film out in the widest release possible. I think realistically it would be in the August to September range.

Moving on to his newer project, Knock Knock, Roth dropped a trailer on Facebook for fans to dig on. Keanu Reeves stars alongside Lorenza Izzo and Ana de Armas. Check it out below.

Evan Webber (Reeves) is living the dream. Just look at his beautiful, successful wife; his two wonderful kids; and his truly stunning house—which he designed himself. Of course he did. Things are going so well, Evan doesn’t even mind spending Father’s Day alone while the rest of his family heads out for a beach weekend. And then there’s a knock on the door.

The two young women (Izzo, De Armas) standing on Evan’s doorstep are where Evan’s dream takes a nightmarish turn. Given co-writer/director Eli Roth’s well-deserved reputation for creating cinematic discomfort, it should come as no surprise what happens next: Things get weird, and then dark, and then much, much, much darker. But this is no splatter film so Roth keeps the horror nice and psychological as Evan’s life—and house—get ripped apart, piece by beautiful piece.


Post by Eli Roth.


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Clinger (2015)

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 11:00

Starring Vincent Martella, Jennifer LaPorte, Julia Aks

Directed by Michael Steves

Everyone remembers their first love: the hand-holding, the awkward glances, the first kiss… and the decapitations. More importantly, it’s the knowledge that your primary crush won’t leave your side, even if they turn into a soul-sucking amorous leech that burrows in deeper than a wood tick into the levels of one’s dermis.

Such is the case with director Michael Steves’ teen-love-gone-wrong Clinger, which should encourage sufficient distance between two youngins when a courtin’. (Sorry to get all “Beverly Hillbillies” on you, but it needed to be said.)

Fern Petersen (LaPorte) is your common high school teen: good at school, readying for her chance to attend MIT come graduation-time, and delicately balancing the scales between her future and her new boyfriend, Robert Klingher (Martella), a baby-faced adolescent who best resembles one of those cute little puppies that will follow its master everywhere, all the time, relentlessly.

While his feelings for Fern are pure and innocent, his incessant presence can be viewed as a nuisance. We’ve got it all on display here: the little gifts, the song he writes for her, and that 1000-yard stare with googly eyes he gives her when right in her face. Torn between the thought of a long-standing relationship with him, therefore impeding her college career, Fern opts for a plan to give Robert the boot, and on the night before she can utter those dreadful severing words, a horrifying accident befalls him and he loses his head… literally, not figuratively.

Well, good old Robert is now in the past-tense; yet, he isn’t ready to leave his love’s side. Yep, Robert is back in paranormal form but doesn’t know it. Stuck in limbo between the living and the dead, his residence is at the local cemetery with dozens of other wayward souls, forcing him to question his own mortality. Fern’s situation seems dour, and without the help of her spaced-out parents (Debbie Rochon and Jeffrey Bean) or her jobless sister (Aks), who is a budding sock-puppet entrepreneur, she turns to maybe the only person who can be of some assistance: her track coach, Valeria (Alicia Monet Caldwell), who doubles as a paranormal investigator/medium of sorts. Robert’s end-goal is to murder Fern so that they can spend eternity together, whether she approves of it or not, and now it’s up to her and Valeria to stop Robert and his newly-assembled band of undead entities from bringing her back to his grave for a very tedious afterlife.

Unfortunately, the presentation is one that can seem a little confusing – while easy to follow, the movie doesn’t seem to pick a direction in which to go. We’ve got all the goofy humor and stereotypes of an MTV-styled teen angst comedy/drama with a smattering of gore and language that would prevent it from being shown all-out on regular cable, and although some performances are within passable levels, others drag it down to the sub-levels of flat-out annoyance. Peterson stands out in the lead role as she conveys both the teenage student that’s fairly adjusted and the grieving (and regretful) ex-girlfriend. Martella also shows a subtle comedic side as the pestering boyfriend, but the overacted displays of Fern’s sister and track coach are not only unfunny, but hard to pass off as characters that you wouldn’t want to shove into a deep, dark hole for all days, never to be heard from again.

When all was said and done, Clinger will prove to amuse the lightest of horror/comedy fans with its moments of casual laughter and vanilla gore, but for the rest of you genre aficionados, I’d request an order of protection against this adhesive specter.

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UK Readers: Win Where the Devil Hides on DVD!

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 06:00

To celebrate the release of Where the Devil Hides, the eerie and atmospheric possession chiller coming to UK DVD tomorrow (26th January 2015), we have one (1) copy to give away courtesy of Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment.

Like recent super-cool indie sleeper-hit The Sacrament, Where the Devil Hides (known in the States as The Devil’s Hand) revolves around a religious cult. Unlike that film, Where the Devil Hides’ cast features some of cinema’s most iconic actors – Colm Meaney, Rufus Sewell and Jennifer Carpenter all turn in career-best performances.

Where the Devil Hides is available to order on Amazon now!

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To be in with a chance of winning, simply send an email to with the subject line “UK DEVIL HIDES” and including YOUR FULL NAME AND POSTAL ADDRESS before the competition closing date of 2nd February. We’ll take care of the rest.

Directed by Christian E. Christiansen, Where the Devil Hides stars the aforementioned trio of Sewell, Meaney, and Carpenter alongside Alycia Debnam Carey, Thomas McDonell, Adelaide Kane, and Leah Pipes.

When six baby girls are born on the sixth night of the sixth month, it spells doom for a religious cult who have prophesied that one of them will be the devil. Elder Beacon (Meaney) resolves to kill the infants but is stopped by one baby’s father, Jacob (Sewell). 18 years later, on the eve of the prophecy’s completion, someone starts killing the girls, one-by-one.

Please note that this competition is open ONLY to UK readers. Good luck!

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UK Readers: Win a Honeymoon… Signed Poster and DVDs!

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 06:00

Come January 26, UK genre fans will get to witness the horrific fates of newlyweds Paul and Bea when Arrow Films releases director Leigh Janiak’s Honeymoon on DVD and Blu-ray. In celebration, we have a special competition for you…

First prize is a combination of an A2-sized poster of the original Honeymoon US art, signed by stars Harry Treadaway and Rose Leslie, and a copy of the film on DVD. In addition to that, four (4) runners-up will receive a copy of the film on DVD!

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To be in with a chance of winning, simply send an email to with the subject line “UK Honeymoon” before the competition closing date of January 25 – then sit back and plan how you’re going to propose to us… since you love us so much and all. We’ll take care of the rest!

Please note that this competition is open ONLY to UK readers.

Honeymoon, the chilling directorial debut of Leigh Janiak, features rising stars Rose Leslie (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”) and Harry Treadaway (Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful”). Janiak co-wrote the film with Phil Graziadei; Patrick Baker and Esmé Howard produced. Ben Huber and Hanna Brown co-star.

Young newlyweds Paul (Treadaway) and Bea (Rose Leslie) travel to remote lake country for their honeymoon, where the promise of private romance awaits them. Shortly after arriving, Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night. As she becomes more distant and her behavior increasingly peculiar, Paul begins to suspect something more sinister than sleepwalking took place in the woods.

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Honor Your Mother with this New Tales of Halloween Video Production Diary

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 21:06

The sixth video production diary has hit the Net for Tales of Halloween, an upcoming anthology featuring a veritable who’s who of contemporary horror filmmakers, and this one takes a look at the perils of mother-daughter relationships with director Axelle Carolyn and co-stars Alex Essoe and Lin Shaye.

Eleven renowned horror movie genre directors have joined forces with Epic Pictures under the name “The October Society” to create a series of interconnected stories, each with a unique Halloween theme for Tales of Halloween. The directors include Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III, & IV), Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate), Adam Gierasch (Night of the Demons), Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy), Neil Marshall (The Descent), Lucky McKee (All Cheerleaders Die, The Woman), Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!), Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red), Ryan Schifrin (Abominable), John Skipp (Stay at Home Dad), and Paul Solet (Grace). Kasch and Skipp are co-directing one of the short films together.

Related Story: More Tales of Halloween Production Diary Videos Released

Tales of Halloween will showcase the following ten short stories:

  • “TRICK” Directed by Adam Gierasch
  • “BAD SEED” Directed by Neil Marshall
  • “GRIMM GRINNING GHOST” Directed by Axelle Carolyn
  • “THE WEAK AND THE WICKED” Directed by Paul Solet
  • “FRIDAY THE 31st” Directed by Mike Mendez
  • “THE RANSOM OF RUSTY REX” Directed by Ryan Schifrin
  • “THIS MEANS WAR” Directed by Andrew Kasch and John Skipp
  • “THE NIGHT BILLY RAISED HELL” Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman
  • “SWEET TOOTH” Directed by Dave Parker
  • “DING DONG” Directed by Lucky McKee

The film has an ensemble cast including Pat Healy, Barry Bostwick, Noah Segan, Booboo Stewart, Greg Grunberg, Clare Kramer, Alex Essoe, Lin Shaye, Dana Gould, James Duval, Elissa Dowling, Grace Phipps, Pollyana McIntosh, Marc Senter, Tiffany Shepis, John F. Beach, Trent Haaga, Casey Ruggieri, Kristina Klebe, Cerina Vincent, John Savage, Keir Gilchrist, Nick Principe, Amanda Moyer, Jennifer Wenger, Sam Witwer, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Ben Woolf, Caroline Williams, Robert Rusler, Cameron Easton, Austin Falk, Madison Iseman, Daniel Dimaggio, Natalie Castillo, Ben Stillwell, and Hunter Smit.

Cameos include Joe Dante, John Landis, Adam Green, Adam Pascal, Adrianne Curry, Mick Garris, Lombardo Boyer, Graham Skipper, Stuart Gordon, Greg Mclean, Spooky Dan Walker, and Adrienne Barbeau.

Axelle Carolyn created the concept and brought the filmmakers together for this unique production. Tales of Halloween is being produced by Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson of Epic Pictures Group along with Mike Mendez and Axelle Carolyn. Composers Frank Ilfman (Big Bad Wolves) and Joseph Bishara (The Conjuring) are both attached to the project.

Ten stories are woven together by their shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens, and axe murderers appear for one night only to terrorize unsuspecting residents.

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Tye Sheridan Takes a Detour With Christopher Smith

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 20:57

Around these parts we’re huge fans of director Christopher Smith (Creep, Black Death, Severance, Triangle), so every time word of a new project comes in with him attached, we are all ears.

THR is reporting that Tye Sheridan (pictured; Mud, The Stanford Prison Experiment) will star in psychological thriller Detour, written and to be directed by Smith.

The new film will center on Harper (Sheridan), a young law student who, while grieving for his dying mother, struggles to decide whether he should kill his unfaithful stepfather. Jason Newmark and Julie Baines are producing the film, which will shoot in South Africa.

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TCA Winter 2015: What’s Ahead in American Horror Story Season 5?

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 17:16

With “American Horror Story: Freak Show’s” finale just a few days away, of course everyone is chomping at the bit for the first details of what’s in store for us in Season 5. Well, at FX’s presentation to the Television Critics Association yesterday, the network’s CEO, John Landgraf, said it will be “very different.” Considering how different each season has been thus far, that’s hardly news, so what else did he reveal?

Per TVLine, Landgraf kept mum regarding the theme, teasing, “I know what it is, but I can’t [say]. I have to let [series creator] Ryan [Murphy] do his thing on that… One of the things I love so much… is that it can be radically, radically reinvented in terms of tone, setting, period, characters, cast. I think there’s going to be an unusually large reinvention in between Book 4 and Book 5 relative to, say, between Book 3 [Coven] and 4 [Freak Show].

He did throw us a bone when asked about the show returning to the present day: “That’s my hope, yeah,” he answered.

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As for Jessica Lange’s prior statement that “Freak Show” would be her last appearance on the show, Landgraf neither confirmed nor denied, stating, “Ryan is really, really independent in how he makes these shows and what he does. So I know the setting, I know something about the characters and something about the tone and the time period, but I don’t actually know the cast yet.”

The “American Horror Story: Freak Show” finale Episode 4.13, “Curtain Call,” airs Wednesday night at 10PM.

“American Horror Story: Freak Show” – Season Finale Episode 4.13 – “Curtain Call” (airs 1/21/15)
The Freaks rebel against new management. Dandy (Finn Wittrock) prepares for his debut performance. Elsa (Jessica Lange) arrives in Tinseltown. Directed by Bradley Buecker; written by John J. Gray.

For more info visit the “AHS: Freak Show” Facebook page, check out “AHS: Freak Show” on Tumblr, and follow @AHSFX on Twitter along with “American Horror Story” on FX.

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Beetlejuice 2 Filming in 2015? Winona Ryder Confirmed to Return!

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 17:04

This latest tidbit should have fans of the ghost with the most ectoplasing in their pants! In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, writer Seth Grahame-Smith shared a few new tidbits on Beetlejuice 2, stating that director Tim Burton could make the sequel his next film when work is completed on Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

I’ve emailed with Michael Keaton. I know he’s excited about the idea. I know Tim is excited about the idea. Where it stands now is Tim’s got to get ready to make [Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children], and then hopefully we are set, deals are done, and we’re waiting in the wings ready to go right after Peregrine’s wraps up. The ideal timeline is we’re really getting into it toward the end of this year.

It also sounds like Winona Ryder will be back to tally his bananas.

[Burton] was doing press for Big Eyes right before the holiday and was getting the Beetlejuice question and sort of tipped people off that Winona [Ryder] would be back. Which, yes, she will be back.”

And finally…

“I think we landed on the right idea, landed on the right approach. It’s just now making sure that—for me—I don’t want to shit my pants in front of the entire world making a sequel to one of my favorite movies.”

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Adam Green Announces Tour Dates for Digging Up the Marrow

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 17:02

One of the films we cannot wait to see this year is Digging Up the Marrow, a collaboration between Adam Green (Hatchet) and artist Alex Pardee. On February 20th, the film hits VOD outlets and limited theaters, and on tap for you today are the first theatrical listings. Dig in!

Per Green’s website

The “TOURING THROUGH THE MARROW” 2015 tour dates are in! Join writer/director/star Adam Green and artist/executive producer Alex Pardee for a one-of-a-kind special event as they bring DIGGING UP THE MARROW, an audience Q&A, an art exhibit of Alex Pardee’s original artwork that inspired the film, one of their favorite monsters from the film, and exclusive tour merchandise to the following cities:

Thursday February 12th: San Francisco, CA (Landmark Shattuck)

Monday February 16th: Boston, MA (Landmark Kendall Square) – Presented by Rock N Shock

Tuesday February 17th: New York, NY (Landmark Sunshine)

Wednesday February 18th: Austin, TX (Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar) – Presented by Ain’t It Cool News

Thursday February 19th: Los Angeles, CA (Landmark Regent)

DIGGING UP THE MARROW opens in Los Angeles at the Laemmle North Hollywood Cinema on Friday, February 20th, where it will run nightly for the next two weeks. It also hits Video On Demand everywhere that same day (including outlets such as iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Xbox, Sony Playstation, VUDU, GooglePlay, and more).

Tickets for the tour will go on sale soon through each cinema directly. Information about VIP ticket options and the awesome merchandise secured by having a VIP ticket will be coming very soon.

And don’t fear… not only will the film theatrically expand to more cities during the week of March 12th (cities TBA), but more special engagement screenings and appearances will be announced soon! If you live in the USA, there is absolutely a way to see this film in February whether it be on the tour, a special engagement, the theatrical release, or on VOD. And then…

The DVD and Blu-ray (packed with special features) releases on March 24th, and you can support the artists directly by pre-ordering your very own copy autographed by Adam Green right here. Want to know even more about this special tour? Listen to today’s all new Movie Crypt podcast where Adam Green spills the details right here.

The monsters are coming! The official theatrical trailer will be released online later this week, and more details (including a listing of tour merchandise) are coming wicked soon. See you soon, America!

Starring, written by, and directed by Adam Green and inspired by the artwork of artist Alex Pardee, the film stars Ray Wise (“Twin Peaks,” X-Men First Class), Will Barratt (Frozen), and a roster full of horror genre favorites and iconic artists all appearing as themselves.

When filmmaker Adam Green receives a package from a strange man (Wise) claiming he can prove that monsters exist, he and his crew are taken on a mysterious, fantastical, and terrifying journey into the shadows deep down under the ground below our feet. Digging Up the Marrow is a documentary-style film that blends reality with fantasy in a way that will leave even the most hardcore skeptics believing in the existence of monsters.

“DIGGING UP THE MARROW is the result of an incredibly rewarding four-year creative collaboration,” said Green. “It’s a very unique film that doesn’t neatly fit into any specific sub-genre that has come before it. We’ve been thrilled by the overwhelmingly positive response that MARROW has received at early screenings.”

The monsters in the film are vividly brought to life by visionary American artist and trans-media-artistry pioneer Alex Pardee. Under Green’s ArieScope Pictures, the film was produced by Cory Neal and was financed by Neal and Andrew Mysko’s Hacienda Film Co.

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World War Z 2 Hits the Reset Button?

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 16:54

Given all of the problems that plagued the World War Z shoot, it’s a wonder that the movie turned out any kind of good. With the sequel on the horizon, we have some new details for you.

IndieWire caught up with the sequel’s screenwriter, Steven Knight, who dropped a rather interesting statement on the site.

“I thought, ‘why not? What fun.’ said Knight on his decision to take a crack at the script. “It’s not quite like the other; we’re starting with clean slate. When they’ve signed off [Paramount and Plan B], we’re on.

So would clean slate indicate that we’re telling another story somewhere else? Will Pitt’s character return. Guess we’ll find out soon enough as the article also states that filming is set to commence this coming October. Stay tuned.

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Evil Is Spreading in The Strain Season 2 TV Spot; Infecting FX this Summer

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 16:13

A handful of our favorite shows are returning later this year, including FX’s vampire series “The Strain.” Though we don’t yet have an official date for the Season 2 premiere, we’ve just been provided with a teaser, which urges that the season will be a fight or die situation. Dig it!

As we recently reported, Joaquín Cosío will be joining Season 2 as ‘The Silver Angel,’ a Mexican wrestler-turned-vampire killer. Ron Canada is also on board, portraying New York City’s mayor. In addition, Ephraim Goodweather’s son Max has been recast, Season 1’s Ben Hyland being replaced by Max Charles (American Sniper).

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“The Strain” is a high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.

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Resident Evil – HD Remaster (Video Game)

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 16:05

Developed by Capcom

Available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC (reviewed)

Rated M for Mature

For someone who hates soulless remakes, I sure did pick a funny genre to be interested in. In a genre where there are more series that have a reimagining than those that have been peacefully left as they are, Resident Evil stands out as being a particularly egregious offender. The hyperbole I’m known for is unneccessary here, as Resident Evil / biohazard HD REMASTERED (as it is listed letter for letter on the steam page) is the 8th iteration of the game. 9th if you count the unreleased Game Boy Color version, but I don’t think I have to pad my stats to make my point. Each version has included extras ranging from maybe a couple of guns and costumes to a complete overhaul.

I am going to assume that not all of them came out at full retail price, but I think it is safe to assume that they averaged out to maybe 30 bucks a pop. I know for a fact that the GameCube version was $50 when it came out, and stayed expensive for a good long while (along with the re-releases of Resident evil 2 & 3, which fell far short of the RE1 remake in terms of quality). I’ve heard that the original was also $50, so lets assume the rest came out at the discounted price of $30, since they are charging $20 now for a game that came out in 2002. So, if you had bought every version at release, you would have likely spent $270 on the original Resident Evil

Yes, I realize I said that the game came out in 2002. That is because this is a remake of the 2002 GameCube version, and not the 1996 original. The 2002 GC version and the 2006 DS version stand out as adding a significant amount to the game. The GC version completely overhauled the game, adding new areas, progression, weapons, enemies, bosses, and a complete visual do-over in a new engine. The DS version added a series of touch screen and microphone mini-games, which while not revolutionary were unique enough to make the installments distinct.

This is not one of those installments. The additions that the HD REMASTER version brings to the table are 1) a new control scheme that sucks 2) two new costumes, one for Chris and one for Jill 3) jiggle physics for Jill’s tits. Wow, I’m so glad I paid 20 bucks for wanton bouncing breasts in a new coat of paint. As if they hadn’t disrespected the character enough by turning her from a brunette in police gear into a busty blonde in a cleavage leather bondage suit, now they have to fuck up her appearance in respectable installments.

As for the controls, I played it on the PC, so maybe it works better on the console. I doubt it, since the new scheme moves away from tank controls to directional. This requires a bit of explanation. Resident Evil was designed with tank controls. This means that pushing forward made your character move forward, while pushing left and right made your character rotate in that direction. This is the same as with general direction when the camera follows you like in most games. Forward will always be forward when the camera is behind you. However, Resident Evil uses fixed camera points. Every time you walk off camera, it changes to another preset camera view. This means that pushing up does not always mean forward. In one angle, pushing left might lead you to the left, but in the next angle now you are running straight up. This is why the tank controls worked, since the constantly flipping camera is a cause of consternation and confusion when using WASD.

The graphical update isn’t even worth mentioning. It looks slightly better, but not good enough to be passable by even last gen standards. It still looks like a GameCube game. It is easily one of the most gorgeous GameCube games, but it is not a PS4 or XB1 game.

As for the gameplay, it is Resident Evil. Maybe I should elaborate, but this is Dread Central, not the Christan Movie Review. People know horror here, and people know what Resident Evil is. While the 2002 update presented significant changes, it was still fundamentally the 1996 version. If you have played any of the versions between 1996 and now, you have played Resident Evil. I recommend playing the 2002 version if you have not, but I have trouble saying that this is the version you should play.

At this point, it is easy to find the older versions online. I know I shouldn’t talk about piracy as a critic, but realistically any game over 8 years old is available for free online to anyone that knows what Google and an emulator are. Given that reality, remakes now have to offer significant improvements to be worth the expense versus a free option. This game does not. There is no reason to buy this game if you have experienced previous versions.

The one constantly squawked opinion people have when something like this comes out is “what about the people that never played it before?” Okay, sure, some people are children and don’t know what Resident Evil is. Sure, I guess we can just re-release the same shit every year just incase someone just discovered video games yesterday, and for them I’m sure the existence of Resident Evil is underwhelming. Is Resident Evil a game worth playing? It’s a ridiculous question. Sure, at one point it was. Then they came out with more of them, and better versions of it. Sure, the game totally holds up out of nostalgia factor and uniqueness, but then again everything holds up if you forget about all the advancements since then.

Resident Evil is an interesting museum piece. It was a time when clunky gameplay could be made up for with cool puzzles and a unique atmosphere. The story is Grade A USDA certified bullshit, but then again people haven’t cared about the Resident Evil story since the first utterance of “Jill Sandwitch!” The arsenal is limited, mechanics confusing, and puzzles often deliberately frustrating. This was all fine when it came out, but now it sticks out like a sore thumb. Games are supposed to lead you now, giving you clear indicators of where to go and what to do. Playing Resident Evil feels like brute force, pushing the use button on every door until something sticks. There is a logic to it, but one that requires a significant amount of trial and error rather than intuition.

It really hurts to trash talk Resident Evil, since the GC version is one of my favorite games. I beat that game so many times that I can make my way around that mansion better than my own house. If Resident Evil were a boy, I would go gay for it. But the GC version was a bold, huge update. It was a love letter not only to the fans, but to new players as well. It was 8 years after the original, and Capcom realized that they needed to update the game for a new audience. Well, now it is 12 years after the remake, and what we get is just a minor reskin? That isn’t enough to make the version relevant. Consumers should stop accepting subpar remakes out of nostalgia and because of those younguns that never got to see it in the first place. This game should be worth owning, but it just is a sad cash-grab in a market currently sparse because of a console switch.

There should be a different scale for remakes. Rating it on how good it is is stupid, since usually the game being remade is good. You have to judge the re-release based on how much it makes you lose faith in the industry. Shameless add-nothing installments like this are just sad. This game doesn’t get 2 ½ knives out of 5. This is 2 ½ guns in my mouth out of 5.

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NSFW: UK-Exclusive Honeymoon Clip Gets Nasty

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 16:01

This January 26th, Arrow Films will be throwing the confetti out for director Leigh Janiak’s shocker Honeymoon via a UK DVD and Blu-ray release. To get you primed, we’ve nabbed an exclusive look at a particularly nasty scene from the film that you really don’t want your boss (or anyone else of a nervous or sensitive disposition) to see you watching…

Honeymoon, the chilling directorial debut of Leigh Janiak, features rising stars Rose Leslie (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”) and Harry Treadaway (Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful”). Janiak co-wrote the film with Phil Graziadei; Patrick Baker and Esmé Howard produced. Ben Huber and Hanna Brown co-star.

Young newlyweds Paul (Treadaway) and Bea (Rose Leslie) travel to remote lake country for their honeymoon, where the promise of private romance awaits them. Shortly after arriving, Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night. As she becomes more distant and her behavior increasingly peculiar, Paul begins to suspect something more sinister than sleepwalking took place in the woods.

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