Listen up, trick-or-treaters! Right now we have the skinny on the single most eagerly anticipated home video release of this year, Scream Factory/Anchor Bay's Halloween: The Complete Collection Blu-ray set.
Loomis once proclaimed that we "don't know what death is." That may bet true, but after this we'll at least we know we'll die smiling!
Halloween Box Set Release Details
Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory proudly announce the bonus features and technical specifications for the September 23rd HALLOWEEN Complete Collection Blu-ray™ set. This new set boasts a wealth of NEW bonus features including 7 brand NEW featurettes, 3 brand NEW commentaries, 4 brand NEW interviews – with many of the participants sharing their thoughts about the franchise for the first time -- and NEW transfers and audio specs on selected titles.
Disc 1 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978)
1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby TrueHD 7.1; Original 1978 Audio in Dolby TrueHD Mono
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Disc 2 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)
Original 2008 Blu-ray with different color timing and special features.
1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby Surround 5.1; PCM 5.1; Original 1978 Mono Audio
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Disc 3 – Halloween II (1981)
1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD MA 5.1
Disc 4 – Halloween II TV Cut (1981) DVD (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)
Standard Definition Full-frame 1.33:1; Dolby Digital Mono
Disc 5 – Halloween III: Season of The Witch (1982)
1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD MA 5.1; Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0
Disc 6 – Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby TrueHD 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Disc 7 -- Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby TrueHD 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Disc 8 -- Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) Theatrical Cut
1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1); Dolby Digital 5.1
Disc 9 – Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) Producer’s Cut (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)
1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1:78:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Disc 10 -- Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Disc 11 -- Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Disc 12 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007)
1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Disc 13 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007) Bonus Disc (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)
Disc 14 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2 (2009)
1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1;
Disc 15 – Bonus Features (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)
1080p, 520p Full Frame, Anamorphic Widescreen 1:85:1, 2.35:1;
DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Stereo, Mono
Is it September 23rd yet?
Hallelujah! Ti West's latest fright flick, The Sacrament (review), is on its way to Blu-ray and DVD; and we have the official specs and artwork for you! Say your prayers, clutch your bibles, and read on for the skinny!
From the Press Release
The “bone-chilling” (The Hollywood Reporter) death-cult thriller from acclaimed director Ti West arrives on Blu-ray and DVD August 19th from Magnolia Home Entertainment under the Magnet label.
Two reporters for VICE Media journey to a remote Central American compound hoping to reunite with the photographer’s sister, who feels out of touch after struggling with a drug addiction. They find an isolated community of true believers devoted to a shadowy but charismatic figure called “Father.” Skeptical at first, the journalists begin to come around to the group’s utopian claims until things rapidly take a very dark turn.
Need a break after fighting past zombies and comic book characters at the Convention Center in San Diego? Overheating in your superhero costume? Did your lightsaber run out of juice? Marriott Rewards will help you refresh and perk up at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina Marriott Rewards Local Perks Lounge, July 24-27 from 2pm-6pm PT.
From the Press Release
While at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, guests who have downloaded the "Marriott Guest Services" application will receive a notification for a "Local Perk."
"Local Perk" is a new initiative that’s part of Marriott Rewards’ "Make It Happen" campaign. Notifications will invite you to enjoy the Marriott Rewards Local Perks Lounge at the hotel, where convention goers will get the chance to relax, charge their electronics at charging stations, feast on complimentary snacks, create a souvenir “gif” at a gif photo booth, and experience other amenities.
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
333 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Just a 7-minute walk from the San Diego Convention Center!
TIME: 2 PM – 6 PM PT
HOW: To access the lounge:
· If you are an iPhone user: download Marriott’s "Marriott Guest Services" application and accept push notifications. When prompted, accept location services and opt into receiving Local Perks. Go stand by a beacon (we will direct you) and you will receive a Local Perks push notification inviting you to enter the Perk Up! lounge.
· If you are an Android user: please see a brand ambassador at the entrance to the Perk Up! lounge to get a tutorial of Local Perks and sign up for Marriott Rewards.
With Local Perks, Marriott International becomes the first major hotel company to offer opt-in beacon technology with geo-targeted, mobile offers during a member’s stay. Using beacon technology, participating hotels will send guests push notifications on their mobile devices as they move about the property. Offers will be tailored to the property, ranging from food and beverage to spa to golf. Future plans for Local Perks include Marriott Rewards offers available locally in the neighborhoods surrounding participating hotels.
You're pregnant with twins, your feet hurt, it looks like you're harboring a medicine ball under your shirt, and pretty soon you're gonna have to try to squeeze a watermelon through a straw. Yep, that sucks, but in the end we hear it's worth it. But sometimes families aren't so lucky.
From the Press Release
When a young couple moves into a new home, they find a mysterious doll that changes their lives forever in the horror thriller BABY BLUES, debuting on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital September 2nd from Well Go USA Entertainment.
Po-Chih Leong (Hong Kong 1941) directed this terrifying story of Tian Qing, pregnant with twins, who has a miscarriage and gives birth to only one child. With his wife suffering from postpartum depression, Hao seeks help and discovers a mysterious doll that may be the source of their problems.
BABY BLUES also stars Kate Tsui (Eye in the Sky), Karena Ng (Magic to Win), and Hoi- Pang Lo (The Grandmaster).
A new home brings a fresh start for Hao (Raymond Lam) and Tian Qing (Sing Kwan Janelle), a happily married couple who soon discover she's pregnant with twin boys. But when a difficult delivery leaves the couple with only one son alive, Tian is consumed with grief and postpartum depression. These “Baby Blues” weave an obsessive attachment to a baby doll, presumably abandoned by the previous owner. Before long, mysterious accidents grow into violent episodes that threaten the entire family - and one neighbor's warnings about a curse on their home becomes terrifyingly real...
1981's Graduation Day was a flick filled with boobs and blood. Then there's a few minutes of boobs, followed by several minutes of blood, which are again followed by even more boobs and blood. Sound good? Then you'll be delighted to hear that you'll soon be able to see all those boobs and blood in 1080p HD!
From the Press Release
After the death of a high school track star during a race, a mysterious, fencing-mask wearing killer begins murdering her friends and teachers.
Who could the killer be? Her disgruntled coach? Her angry sister? Her violent boyfriend? As the bodies pile up, a twisted mystery unfolds, slowly revealing itself as it moves towards its bloody climax.
One of the quintessential high school set slasher films of the early 80s, Vinegar Syndrome is bringing GRADUATION DAY to Blu-ray, newly restored in 4K and presented in its original aspect ratio for the very first time on September 9th, 2014!
Directed by Herb Freed GRADUATION DAY stars Christopher George, Patch Mackenzie, Michael Pataki, Linnea Quigley, Vanna White(!), and E.J. Peaker.
Bonus Features: New 4K restoration from the Camera Negative + Interview with Producer David Baughn + Interview with Editor Martin Sadoff + Interview with Star Patch Mackenzie
The first official one-sheet for Leigh Janiak's Honeymoon (review) has arrived, and it's gonna give you wood. And branches. And weeds. Check it out courtesy of Complex.
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.
Newlyweds Paul (Treadaway) and Bea (Leslie) want to spend their honeymoon at a cabin in the woods. But the lovely romantic moment quickly disappears when odd events, such as the appearance of a mysterious light, the unexpected disappearance of Bea, and her strange return, completely hurt and acting differently, are destined to tear them apart.
Magnet Releasing will release the film on iTunes/On Demand and in theaters September 12, 2014.
Another flick playing at this year's Fantasia Film Festival is Michael and Peter Spierig's (Undead, Daybreakers) latest film, Predestination; and on tap right now for all you cats wondering what's cookin' up North is the trailer. Dig it!
The Spierig brothers wrote the original screenplay based on the classic Robert A. Heinlein short story "All You Zombies." It chronicles the life of a temporal government agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to stop future killers.
The directing duo produce with Brisbane-based Patrick McDonald of Wolfhound Pictures and Tim McGahan of Blacklab Entertainment. The film stars Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, and Noah Taylor.
Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must recruit his younger self while pursuing the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.
"Under the Dome" doesn't scrimp when it comes to stunts, and in this new video released by CBS today, series star Mike Vogel and his stunt double, Remington Steele, reveal how they pull off some of the biggest ones on the show.
"Under the Dome" stars Mike Vogel (Barbie), Colin Ford (Joe), Alexander Koch (Junior), Rachelle Lefevre (Julia), Dean Norris (Big Jim), and Mackenzie Lintz (Norrie). Season 2's newcomers include Brett Cullen, Sherry Stringfield, Eddie Cahill, Grace Victoria Cox, Dwight Yoakam, Karla Crome, and Dwayne Boyd.
"Under the Dome" will be at San Diego Comic-Con on July 24th, and we should have more info for you following the panel (details are below).
Related Story: Visit our "Under the Dome" Archive
"Under the Dome" Episode 2.04 - "Revelation" (airs 7/21/14; 10-11 PM)
As conditions in Chester’s Mill worsen, Big Jim and Rebecca (Crome) consider resorting to the extreme measure of population control, which drives a wedge between Barbie and Julia. Meanwhile, clues to Melanie’s (Cox) past and her connection to the Dome are revealed.
Thursday, July 24 - 11:15 AM-12:00 Noon - Ballroom 20 - "Under the Dome": Panel and Exclusive Sneak Preview
The hit summer series is back for its second season, bigger than ever with higher stakes and catastrophic developments that leave no one safe under the dome. The inhabitants of Chester's Mill must decide whom to rally behind as Big Jim continues to fight for the town's trust and allegiance, all while resources dwindle and the post-apocalyptic conditions continue to intensify. There are new faces, bigger mysteries, betrayal of alliances, and monumental revelations about the dome, which will lead to a shocking discovery of what is behind it. Journey back under the dome, where you can't always believe what you see and nothing is impossible. An exclusive sneak preview at what's to come in Season 2 will be followed by a panel discussion with the cast - Mike Vogel, Dean Norris, Rachelle Lefevre, Alexander Koch, Colin Ford, and Mackenzie Lintz - along with executive producer Neal Baer.
On tap right now is the first trailer for Saw V director David Hackl's new film, Grizzly (formerly Endangered, formerly Red Machine), and we continue to wonder just where the hell is this flick already?
James Marsden, Thomas Jane, Scott Glenn, Piper Perabo, Michaela McManus, and Billy Bob Thornton star in the film co-written by Jack Reher along with Guy Moshe from a story by Reher.
In the action thriller Grizzly, a deputy whose mission is protecting the threatened grizzly bear suddenly finds himself conflicted when a massive rogue grizzly wreaks havoc on a local Alaskan community. Enlisting the help of his estranged brother, he enters the labyrinthian Grizzly Maze to track down his wife who’s gone missing before the bear does. As the body count mounts, and an infamous bear hunter enters the fray determined to take down the bear he’s been waiting for his whole life, no one is safe in the harsh Alaskan wilds.
As you may have seen, a news story coming out of Chicago made the rounds across the internet this past weekend, claiming that 112 people had been murdered by a group of teens whose killing spree was inspired by The Purge: Anarchy (review).
It's precisely those kinds of stories that give horror movies a bad name, but thankfully, this one wasn't legit.
The website Cream Bmp Daily reported on the story Friday, which was packed with alleged quotes from both civilians and police officers.
The mass killing was described as a re-enactment of The Purge: Anarchy, taking place shortly after the movie hit theaters on Friday night. The site reported that no arrests had been made and that police would be closely monitoring social media sites, waiting for the teenage killers to brag about their crimes.
Fortunately, the obviously fake story was shortly thereafter debunked by The Epoch Times, who revealed that it was a complete and utter hoax. As it turns out, Cream Bmp Daily is a satire website, and the faux report was their idea of a joke.
Nothing funnier than a mass killing spree, right?! Oy vey.
Related Story: The Purge: Anarchy news archive
The Purge: Anarchy, the sequel to summer 2013's sleeper hit that opened to No. 1 at the box office, sees the return of writer/director/producer James DeMonaco to craft the next terrifying chapter of dutiful citizens preparing for their country's yearly 12 hours of anarchy.
The sequel stars Frank Grillo, Michael K. Williams, Zach Gilford, Carmen Ejogo, Jasper Cole, Zoe Borde, Chad Morgan, and Kiele Sanchez.
Returning with DeMonaco to produce are Blumhouse Productions' Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious series) alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers) and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay (Pain & Gain, Transformers franchise), Brad Fuller (The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street), and Andrew Form (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th).
If you're anything like me, the thought of Vin Diesel kicking witch ass is one that's got you all sorts of excited for his next genre flick, aptly titled The Last Witch Hunter. Those levels of excitement rise even higher with the latest casting announcement so read on!
Per Variety, Michael Caine has joined the cast of Lionsgate’s supernatural actioner alongside Diesel and Rose Leslie. No word yet on what role he'll be playing, though my money's on Father Dolan, who is listed in the plot synopsis you'll find below.
Breck Eisner is directing the film, which sees a semi-immortal witch hunter (Diesel) wandering the streets of modern New York City who is forced to partner with his natural enemy, a female witch (Leslie). The two must stop a villainous witch queen from obtaining a relic and unleashing a plague upon humanity.
Mark Canton is producing via his Mark Canton Productions banner along with Bernie Goldmann and Diesel via his One Race Entertainment banner. Erik Feig, Geoff Shaevitz, and Matthew Janzen oversee the project for the studio.
Five hundred years ago, war raged between humankind and witches, vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world. Armies of witch hunters battled the unnatural enemy across the globe, including Kaulder (Vin Diesel), a valiant warrior who managed to slay an all-powerful Queen Witch, decimating her followers in the process. In the moments before her death, the Queen exacted her revenge by cursing Kaulder with immortality, forever separating him from his beloved wife and daughter in the afterlife. Kaulder has spent centuries hunting down rogue witches, all the while yearning for his long-lost loved ones.
Today, he is the only one of his kind–-the last witch hunter. With the help of Father Dolan, a Catholic priest, and a mystical arsenal hidden beneath New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral, he continues to pursue the renegades and outlaws who endanger humanity. Chief among their adversaries is Belial, a powerful rebel witch who Kaulder believes has found a way to restore the Queen Witch to power and reignite her campaign to destroy the human world.
With the help of Chloe, a goodhearted young witch (Rose Leslie), Kaulder sets out to stop Belial before he can set his plan in motion, but allies in unexpected places keep the evil witch one step ahead in a cunning cat-and-mouse pursuit that will determine the survival of the human race.
Okay, so this is either weird, coincidental, or just plain funny. A new round of stills has arrived for Michael Petroni's second feature film, Backtrack, and it seems as if Adrien Brody has infected everyone with his singular facial expression. See the startling proof!
Petroni's Backtrack is a supernatural thriller that he wrote and is directing with Adrien Brody and Sam Neill in the lead roles. The cast is rounded out by local actors Bruce Spence, Robin McLeavy, Jenni Baird, and Anna Lise Phillips.
The film follows a psychologist whose life is thrown into chaos when he discovers his patients are all ghosts of people who died in an accident 20 years prior.
Jamie Hilton (The Waiting City, Sleeping Beauty) is producing for See Pictures alongside Antonia Barnard (The Painted Veil, The Quiet American) and Petroni.
Ghostbusters is on its way back to theatres completely remastered, and right now we have the special limited edition poster art for ya, There's also a new Blu-ray box set on the way that looks to be to die for. Read on to re-up your geek fuel!
About Ghostbusters' 30th Anniversary
Sony Pictures Entertainment will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its blockbuster franchise Ghostbusters with a series of special events and home entertainment releases.
As a highlight of the celebration, the original 1984 film has been restored and remastered in 4K and will be returning to the big screen, in over 700 locations in the United States and Canada, for a limited engagement starting August 29 (Labor Day weekend).
Commenting on the announcement, Rory Bruer, President, Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures, said, “Ghostbusters is still one of our studio’s most beloved franchises – I was lucky enough to work on the release of the film on its first run so it’s a real thrill for me to see that it’s still connecting with audiences everywhere. On the big screen or in home entertainment, this is a great movie to experience again and again.”
Following the theatrical release of the film, on September 16, fans will be able to own the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray and the Ghostbusters II 25th Anniversary Edition, as that film makes its Blu-ray debut. The Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases of the films will also be available in a two-disc anniversary edition Blu-ray Digibook including both films, as well as a Limited Edition gift set that includes an exclusive collectible Slimer figurine and the two-disc Digibook. This special gift set will only be available for a very limited time with the collectible Slimer figurine being a true must-have for fans. Both films have been fully restored and remastered in 4K and will be presented in high definition on Blu-ray from those 4K sources.
Both the Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II Blu-rays come loaded with exclusive bonus materials, including revealing conversations with director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd, as well as never-before-seen deleted scenes from Ghostbusters II and more. The Ghostbusters anniversary edition features the original music video of the Oscar nominated song “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker, Jr., while Ghostbusters II includes the original music video for “On Our Own” by Bobby Brown. In addition, Ghostbusters will contain all previously released legacy content, commentary, and an interactive Slimer Mode, offering fans a picture-in-picture graphical viewing experience.
“To celebrate this milestone anniversary, we wanted to create something new and collectible for fans. These new Ghostbusters Blu-rays will feature the highest quality presentation along with new content that reflects the rich history of this iconic franchise,” said Lexine Wong, Senior Executive Vice President, Worldwide Marketing, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
There's also a new website, GHOSTBUSTERS.COM, where fans can access new franchise offerings, including collectible merchandise, music, and more. Fans can register for updates, unique video content, as well as Ghostbusters news.
There will also be a slew of new merchandise from Sony Pictures Consumer Products to be released. Collaborations include Lego, Mattel, Funko, Mad Engine, and other select items to help celebrate the occasion. In addition, SPCP partnered with Gallery 1988 to create a once-in a lifetime experience, displaying original paintings, limited edition prints, and sculptures inspired by the film.
Finally, Legacy Recordings / Sony Music Entertainment will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the iconic Ghostbusters soundtrack with multiple collectible vinyl LP releases this year.
Fans can follow the action on social media with the hashtag #GB30 or visiting the following sites:
Directed and produced by Ivan Reitman (Meatballs, Stripes) with the screenplay written by Dan Aykroyd (My Girl) and Harold Ramis (Knocked Up), GHOSTBUSTERS is listed as No. 28 on the AFI’s List of America’s Funniest Movies. Bill Murray (Stripes), Dan Aykroyd (Blues Brothers), and Sigourney Weaver (Aliens) star along with Harold Ramis (Groundhog Day) and Rick Moranis (Honey I Shrunk the Kids). Ernie Hudson (TV’s “Oz”) and Annie Potts (TV’s “Designing Women”) also star in the films.
University parapsychologists Dr. Peter Venkman (Murray), Dr. Raymond Stanz (Aykroyd), and Dr. Egon Spengler (Ramis) lose a research grant when their experiment methodology is proven to be bogus. The team decides to go into business for themselves and open ‘Ghostbusters,’ a ghost removal service. After struggling to get on their feet, they are summoned to investigate the strange happenings in Dana Barrett’s (Weaver) Central Park West apartment. What they discover is that all Manhattan is being besieged by ghosts and other worldly demons through a portal in her building.
Ghostbusters II Synopsis
Supernatural superstars Peter Venkman (Murray), Dr. Raymond Stanz (Aykroyd), and Dr. Egon Spengler (Ramis) spring back into action when the infant son of Dana Barrett (Weaver) becomes the target of a powerful demonic force. Reunited with their industrious secretary Janine (Potts) and the nerdy, near-sighted Louis (Moranis), the ‘heroes of the hereafter’ must put a stop to an enormous underground river ready to rot the roots of the entire Big Apple.
Ghostbusters Special Features
Ghostbusters II Special Features
The week is upon us. The San Diego Comic-Con is ready to inundate you with all manners of stimuli, beginning today with AMC unveiling the official banner art for "The Walking Dead" Season 5. Look for more throughout the week.
The cast and producers of AMC’s record-breaking hit series “The Walking Dead” will participate in a panel at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, CA, during which they will discuss what fans can expect in the highly anticipated fifth season, which debuts in October.
“The Walking Dead” panelists include: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Chad Coleman, Michael Cudlitz, executive producer and showrunner Scott Gimple, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Robert Kirkman, executive producer and special effects make-up supervisor Greg Nicotero, and executive producer David Alpert. The panel will be moderated by “Talking Dead” host Chris Hardwick.
The panel runs from from 12:20-1:20 pm on Friday, July 25, in Hall H, with an autograph session following from 1:50-2:50 pm in Booth #4237.
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 be sure to hit up the official "The Walking Dead" page on AMC.com.
With the original paranormal thriller "Intruders" heading to BBC America in just about a month, a new trailer has arrived that gives us an extended look at the upcoming series. Check it out, and look for lots more soon.
"Intruders," from writer/exec producer Glen Morgan ("The X-Files"), will premiere on Saturday, August 23rd, at 10/9c on BBC America. The series is based on Michael Marshall Smith's novel The Intruders.
"Intruders" stars celebrated British actor John Simm ("Life on Mars," "State of Play," and "Doctor Who") and Oscar winner Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite, Norma Jean & Marilyn, Human Trafficking) with James Frain ("The White Queen," "Grimm," "True Blood") and Tory Kittles ("True Detective") and introducing Millie Brown ("Once Upon a Time in Wonderland"), making her debut in a series lead role.
Eduardo Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project, Exists) and Daniel Stamm (13 Sins, The Last Exorcism) are directing various episodes. The creative team includes acclaimed production designer Mark Freeborn ("Breaking Bad"). The series is executive produced by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner for BBC Worldwide Productions, Morgan, and Rose Lam ("The L Word").
If you'll be among the masses descending on San Diego this week for Comic-Con, the "Intruders" panel is on Friday, and you'll find all the details below.
Friday, July 25, 2014 - 8:00-9:00 pm - Room 7AB - "Intruders"
BBC America presents an exclusive first look at new original series "Intruders" from writer and executive producer Glen Morgan ("The X-Files") and based on Michael Marshall Smith's novel The Intruders. Celebrated British actor John Simm, Oscar winner Mira Sorvino, director Eduardo Sanchez, and executive producer Julie Gardner join Glen Morgan for a panel discussion.
Related Story: See Our "Intruders" Archive
"Intruders" is about a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others. A contemporary, chilling, paranormal tale set in the moody Pacific Northwest, "Intruders" spins a fascinating and complex web of drama. As strange, apparently unrelated events start happening, multiple storylines - a missing wife, an assassin covering his crimes, a child on the run - begin to intertwine to reveal a conspiracy that will forever change our understanding of human nature.
John Simm stars as Jack Whelan, a Los Angeles cop turned writer who has escaped a dark, violent past for a seemingly quiet life with his wife, Amy. When Amy goes missing, Jack is plunged into an investigation that forces him to confront the sins of his past and reexamine the very foundations he’s built his life upon.
Gravitas Ventures sent over the poster and trailer for their latest release, Shock Value, which will be arriving on VOD platforms on August 1st, or, as we like to refer to it, after Comic-Con, when we will all be happy again. Read on for details.
Douglas Rath directs. Zak Hudson, Anthony Bravo, and Janelle Odair star.
Miles Fowler makes horror movies. Cheap, perverted, blood-soaked schlock-fests that few see and fewer enjoy.
Wallowing in obscurity and desperate to make a name for himself, Miles happens upon a bizarre opportunity when he’s the sole witness to a brutal, real-life murder. Sensing a once-in-a-lifetime chance at artistic (and financial) glory, the z-level auteur decides to build his next project around his new “discovery” – serial killer Nick. But when he finds that Nick is in no way ready for his closeup, Miles must resort to that grandest of Hollywood traditions: blackmail.
Pushed from the shadows into the spotlight, Nick has no choice but to learn his lines, hit his marks, and contain his homicidal urges. When cameras roll, however, “creative differences” might just put everyone’s life in turnaround.
This past May, Berkley Trade released an expanded version of John L. Campbell's Omega Days, and Book 2 in the trilogy, Ship of the Dead, is steaming our way in October. Read on for the official artwork and details, and look for an excerpt closer to the release date.
From the press Release:
Zombies took over San Francisco in John L. Campbell’s Omega Days, the first novel in his terrifying trilogy. The previously self-published eBook shot up to #2 on Amazon’s Top 100 Horror bestseller list and impressively stayed on the list for 17 weeks.
Following different groups of survivors through a plague-ravaged landscape, Omega Days introduced us to an all-out war of survival and redemption. Now, in the stunning sequel, after surviving a massive zombie attack, the survivors have come to realize that they are dangerously short of supplies, ammunition, and time.
Only a half mile offshore, the U.S.S. Nimitz aircraft carrier has run aground, and with its high steel walls it promises safety, shelter, food, medical supplies, and enough firepower to hold off the coming horde. But what the group quickly realizes is that the ship is actually a vast maze teeming with the relentless dead.
Ship of the Dead arrives in bookstores and online outlets October 7, 2014. Drifters, the final installment, is expected in January 2015. Learn more about the author on JohnLCampbell.com.
In the weeks following the Omega Virus outbreak, survivors form desperate clusters, uniting to defend against hordes of the walking dead. But they can only hide for so long…
Father Xavier Church never wanted to be a leader. Nonetheless, he’s grown attached to his fellow survivors, and he won’t let anyone cause them harm—though he may be the one who inadvertently leads them to destruction…
Ex-con Bill Carnes may crave freedom, but he still prefers sticking with the group rather than fleeing to Mexico with his former cellmate TC. Maybe he’s changing. Or maybe the look in TC’s eyes is more dangerous than the undead…
EMT Rosa Escobedo gave up on hope after she watched the man she loved rise from the dead. But when a patient seems to start getting better, she can’t help but hope for a cure, even if it means risking her life…
As the numbers of the dead swell, the living are running out of safe havens—especially when the biggest threats lie within their own ranks.
CJ Thomason stars alongside Monica Keena and Edward Furlong in the new survival horror film Aftermath. Recently Thomason sat down with Dread Central to discuss his feelings about the movie.
"Aftermath is people surviving, doing everything they can to survive a nuclear fallout," Thomason said. "It's like it would probably happen in real life. They don't know why it's happening. They don't know who attacked."
He added, "They don't know the extent of the attack, and when it comes down to it, the movie is literally just focused on them surviving because that's where we would be. We're not going to have our iPhones updating us. We're not going to have our news media informing us... If you're lucky enough to be around a ham radio, you'll probably know a little bit of information. But it's a claustrophobic look at the survival of nuclear war."
Thomason discussed how the subject matter of Aftermath preys on some true terrors. "What I'm most excited to see is if people recognize that a horror film isn't necessarily a zombie or monster movie," Thomason said. "In actuality, sometimes it's just the potential horrors of life. And I like those movies, like The Vanishing, where you just have this creepy serial killer out there doing things that are mind-blowingly ridiculous and that's scary because that exists. I'm afraid of the possible real monster under the bed, not the fake one. This is one of those situations where there really is a monster under your bed, and Aftermath is the story of it."
Viewers of Aftermath may find themselves reminded of Night of the Living Dead. Thomason spoke on the similarities. "I think that's kind of bred in us by now when it comes to storytelling," Thomason said. "You get these archetype characters that are in Night of the Living Dead. They're kind of in several other survival films. It wasn't necessarily a conversation we had, but I'm sure the writer of the film was influenced by zombie films a lot. Zombie movies are great because it is a survival story and that's the best aspect of it. It's a survival story where all of a sudden the enemy is everywhere and this is the same thing in Aftermath. The enemy is everywhere. There is nuclear fallout happening everywhere and that same survival archetype grows out of that as it would in a zombie film."
So how is it to film a gritty survival horror film? "Horrible, man," Thomason said. "The people were great. The filmmakers were amazing. New Orleans is such a fun city to be in. But I'm not gonna lie. Those were 10-, 12-hour days performing these not fun scenes. It's not fun performing these scenes It's not fun doing survival scenes in the same set every day for weeks and weeks and weeks and months. It was intense. But everyone has fun in different ways and we definitely enjoyed the experience. But the work was intense."
Thomason was incredibly impressed by his Aftermath co-stars and spoke lovingly about them. "I started thinking about it and you've got guys like Ross Britt," Thomason said. "I filmed The Monkey's Paw in New Orleans also and I got Ross Britt onto that movie because he's such a talent. He plays the off-kilter kid with the glasses and I watched him do a table read for this movie and I'm thinking, 'What is this guy doing?' The guy is six-feet tall and kind of athletic and I'm thinking, 'What is he doing?' But then you see him with his character and it's so great. He's such a theatrical actor that it was fun to work with him. Edward Furlong brings this raw mentality to his craft and Monica Keena is someone who has a huge soldier mentality in her life. Monica has an ability of acting like nothing is bothering her and everything is okay even though you can tell that she is a very sensitive individual and there are all kinds of bad things going on. That kind of character is always fun to work with and she brought that to her role."
He continued speaking on the talented individuals in the cast. "Naturally, what I love about making films is that when you get to a set, you're not working with people who spend their lives in a cubicle," Thomason said. "You're working with people that have sacrificed a lot for a craft and they're constantly following their intuition and trusting their instincts and that just naturally rounds you out to an interesting individual. I thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed everyone on the set."
And, although this is a non-traditional horror movie. Thomason did indeed still get into the make-up chair. "That is my favorite part of movie-making," Thomason said. "When you get to look in the mirror and want to throw up looking at yourself. That's my favorite. It's just so easy whenever you look like that. When you're walking off set and people look at you like, 'Don't touch me. You look like a freak!,' that's the world's greatest moment, mainly because you can take the make-up off at the end of the day. But it's so easy to perform. It's just like putting on your wardrobe, but this is like a wardrobe times 10 when it comes to power. It's really empowering. On top of everything, it was my honeymoon. We had lost our make-up girl for the last few days, so rather than having to continually do the balding, I just kept it in for three or four days so I wouldn't have to keep doing it and worry about continuity. So I told them just keep it in. So my wife, on her honeymoon, had to deal with the fact that her husband looked like a nightmare."
There are more than a few toe-curling moments in the movie and Thomason spoke on them. "Those scenes were really intense," he said. "Those were super intense scenes. I remember getting ready to shoot one particular scene and just dreading it all day because you don't want to watch this character fall. Thinking about it right now makes me sick to my stomach. I didn't know that character as an actor performing a role. You get to know the character and it's so sad to see this creature that literally can't handle this intensity. And that's so true, man. That is so true. This is one of those situations in which so many of us would crumble in a way we never thought possible. Not everyone is going to be murdered. Some people are going to be eaten from the inside out. And this movie showed characters eaten from the inside out."
Directed by Peter Engert, the film also stars William Baldwin and Andre Royo. Look for it on Blu-ray/DVD August 26th.
When the devastating horror of a nuclear apocalypse becomes a reality, nine strangers find themselves holed up together in a farmhouse cellar. These would-be survivors are faced with dwindling supplies, radioactive air, and the greatest threat of all: the hordes of zombie-like refugees who want in.
We previously learned that in "American Horror Story: Freak Show" Sarah Paulson is portraying a two-headed woman named Dot and Bette, and now, thanks to exec producer Ryan Murphy on Twitter, we have another view of the character on her first day at work.
"American Horror Story: Freak Show" begins in October. But first "AHS: Coven" is heading to the San Diego Comic-Con on July 26th, where the powers-that-be are sure to drop a few more clues about what we'll find in the "Freak Show" so stay tuned!
Jessica Lange, Denis O'Hare, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe, Jamie Brewer, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, and Michael Chiklis star in "American Horror Story: Freak Show." Guest stars include Wes Bentley, who'll appear in the Halloween episode.
Dot and Bette's first day pic.twitter.com/ZKFS1pEGed
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) July 17, 2014
To further get you cats pumped for Kevin's Smith's Tusk, which will be having its trailer premiere at next week's San Diego Comic-Con, A24 Films has released the first still from the flick, which features your first look at stars Justin Long and Michael Parks.
Tusk will take to Hall H on Friday, July 25th, from 6:35-8:05 pm, and the presentation will feature Smith along with stars Genesis Rodriguez and Haley Joel Osment. The event even has a name - “The Musk of Tusk: An Evening With Kevin Smith."
Look for the flick in theatres on September 19, 2014.
Tusk, written and directed by Smith and born out of one of his immensely popular SModcasts, stars Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, and Michael Parks. In the horror film Long plays a journalist who finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses.
Producers are Sam Englebardt, William D. Johnson, and David Greathouse for Demarest and Shannon McIntosh for Smith’s SModcast Pictures banner. Jennifer Schwalbach and XYZ's Nate Bolotin are executive producers.