Fun New Series “Kill Count” Kicks Off With ‘Friday the 13th’

bloody disgusting - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 13:57

Ten people die in the original Friday the 13th. Plus one snake.

We’re always keeping our eyes on what horror fans are doing over on YouTube, and one fan’s new series just caught our attention and provided us with enough entertainment that we thought it worth sharing with ya. His name is James A. Janisse, and for the past year he’s been developing “Kill Count,a series of vids that break down and analyze the bloodshed in his favorite horror films. What better place to start than with Sean Cunningham’s Friday the 13th, which took the slasher sub-genre into a gory new direction and paved the way for countless imitators.

Not only does James (humorously) take a closer look at every kill scene in the film, but he also provides trivia tidbits and even offers up awards for the best and worst of those kills. Granted, he’s far from the first fan to do this sort of thing, but few have had as much fun doing it.

If you dig it, be sure to follow Dead Meat for new videos every Friday!

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Trailer Teases Prequel/Sequel Comic Series ‘Skull Island: The Birth of Kong’

bloody disgusting - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 13:31

The MonsterVerse continues in the official comic series.

Hitting shelves on April 12th is the first issue of 4-part series Skull Island: The Birth of Kong, which will serve as both a prequel and sequel to this year’s Kong: Skull Island. Set 20 years after the events of the film, the books reveal the origin of King Kong, introduce new monsters and show how the god-like primate has grown into an even larger and more dangerous beast.

A secret team of Monarch operatives, including Houston Brooks (played by Corey Hawkins in the film) and his son Aaron Brooks, return to Skull Island to discover the truth behind Kong and the island he was born to protect. In doing so, they unlock an ancient history of monster conflict, witness the primal war between Kong and an otherworldly ecosystem of deadly new creatures, and finally reveal how this lonely god became the last of his kind. Featuring new monsters and previously unseen Skull Island locations, the book gives fans a chance to see how Kong has evolved since the events of the film.

The comic series will offer new revelations that point to the future of the MonsterVerse.

Check out the trailer and Issue #1 art below!

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[Deleted Screams] Dr. Satan Attacks in ‘The Devil’s Rejects’

bloody disgusting - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 11:55

Deleted scenes have always fascinated me. Some of them are totally useless, while others would’ve made for interesting additions. We focus on the latter scenes in Deleted Screams.

As much as I love House of 1000 Corpses, Rob Zombie’s debut film, it’s The Devil’s Rejects that I consider to be his masterpiece – it’s also, for my money, one of the best American horror films released in the last twenty years. You can say what you want about Zombie as a filmmaker post-Devil’s Rejects, but there’s just no denying that he hit a home run with his second tale about the murderous (but oddly lovable) Firefly family. The ’05 film, a horror/western/road movie, is absolutely brilliant from top to bottom, capped off by one of the genre’s all-time great finales.

House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects, though technically part of the same franchise, couldn’t possibly be more different. Like Tobe Hooper’s two Texas Chainsaw Massacre films, they both feature the same characters, but one is an over-the-top cartoon while the other is a gritty, grounded-in-reality experience. Fans often compare House of 1000 Corpses to the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre, but it actually has way more in common with Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. As for The Devil’s Rejects, it’s a complete tonal departure in every sense of the term.

And it’s because the two films are so different from one another that Zombie had no choice but to nix certain aspects of House of 1000 Corpses when it came time to bring the characters back for the sequel. His 2003 debut introduced Firefly family member S. Quentin Quale (aka “Dr. Satan”), a character who was originally supposed to return for an appearance in The Devil’s Rejects.

Portrayed by Walter Phelan, Dr. Satan appeared in the final act of House of 1000 Corpses – with a medical mask over his face and gnarly surgical apparatus’ attached to his arms, Dr. Satan needless to say made a huge impression in his brief appearance. Naturally, The Devil’s Rejects being a sequel to Corpses, Zombie initially figured that he’d have to bring Dr. Satan back with the rest of the surviving Firefly family members. His idea was that Dr. Satan would be wounded in the opening shootout sequence and then taken to the hospital to commit one last barbaric act.

As you’ve surely seen by now, Zombie filmed that hospital scene, wherein Dr. Satan literally rips a nurse’s (played by Rosario Dawson) throat out. The bloody scene was like something out of a Lucio Fulci film, and the imagery of Dr. Satan in a hospital setting was incredibly cool. In fact, it’s one of my favorite deleted scenes of all time. That said, I’m glad Zombie got rid of it.

The Dr. Satan attack scene may be cool on its own, but I just don’t think it would work within the confines of The Devil’s Rejects. Zombie himself has stated that the reason he cut it is because the character of Dr. Satan would’ve tonally clashed with his vision for the follow-up, and I completely agree. As perfect as he was for House of 1000 Corpses, he just doesn’t fit in the real world that The Devil’s Rejects takes place in. It’d be like Chop Top showing up in the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre; the scene, cool as it may be, would’ve stuck out like a sore thumb.

Go figure. An awesome deleted scene that the movie was actually better off without. Just goes to show that sometimes cool ideas are left on the cutting room floor for good reason!

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Hellboy’s “Hell Water” Cinnamon Whiskey is Coming Soon, Friends

bloody disgusting - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:58

This whiskey was made deep in the bowels of Hell. But not really.

I’m not very picky when it comes to the alcohol I consume. Often, the decision of which booze to take home with me is based entirely on two things: name and label design. If a bottle looks cool and/or has a cool name, I’m going to buy it. Take Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head Vodka, for example. I don’t even like vodka. But it comes in a freakin’ skull, so how the hell can I resist?!

Whiskey is not really a thing I enjoy all that much either, but oh boy am I craving a bottle of Hellboy Hell Water right about now. The new offering from Dark Horse Comics and Prestige Imports is of course based on the Mike Mignola-created comic book character that Ron Perlman portrayed in Guillermo del Toro’s film adaptations, and it’s set to launch on April 14.

It was announced this week that XXX Distillery’s two locations in Sevierville and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee will craft produce, bottle and ship Hell Water to distributors across America.

Hellboy Hell Water is small batch naturally flavored cinnamon whiskey. It is micro-distilled, hand bottled and styled in the old traditional process of making Southern Corn Whiskey. Old fashioned corn whiskey uses only the finest corn, natural ingredients, spring water, glassware and craftsmanship.

Oh and yes, of course Hell Water is 66.6 proof. Because duh.

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Poster Debut for Neil Marshall-Exec. Produced ‘Dark Signal’ (Exclusive)

bloody disgusting - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:41

Hear the fear.

Executive produced by Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, The Descent) comes Edward Evers-Swindell’s Dark Signal on in theaters June 2, 2017 and on VOD and iTunes June 6th.

Bloody has an exclusive look at the art from the film that follows the spirit of a murdered girl who returns with a message for the staff of a local radio station.

Described as part slasher, part ghost story, Dark Signal is said to create a spine-tingling atmosphere with shocking moments of brutality and jump-out-of-your-seat scares.

Siwan Morris, Gareth David-Lloyd, and Joanna Ignaczewska star.

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Anne Hathaway is the Monster on This International ‘Colossal’ Poster

bloody disgusting - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:33

In Colossal, in theaters now, Anne Hathaway stars as a hard-partying New Yorker who uses her mind to battle a giant robot half a world away in Seoul. On this new international art, Hathaway comes face-to-face, well, face-to-toe with her Kaiju self. This film is glorious and should be seen opening weekend.

Our very own Kalyn Corrigan reviewed Nacho Vigalondo’s Colossal, calling it “a clever and fascinating mega monster movie that’s just as deeply comedic and entertaining as it is casually wise and perceptive.

[Related] Want to Turn Anne Hathaway Into a Colossal Monster?!

Gloria is an ordinary woman who, after losing her job and being kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.

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“Inside” a Big Winner at the 2017 BAFTA Games Awards

bloody disgusting - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:25

One of the best games I played last year was Playdead “Inside”, a stark, bleak and yet harrowing tale of a boy on the run from sort of government facility. While more akin to something like Akira, the game touches on all sorts of classics from Flights of the Navigator to E.T. and even the more recent “Stranger Things”. While it’s something to behold visually, the gameplay and puzzles are what make this a big winner, which it was at the 2017 BAFTA Games Awards.

Playdead’s quiet, thought-provoking Inside was easily the most successful, picking up the awards for artistic achievement, game design, narrative and original property, reports Engaget.

For those who have yet to play, it’s available on PS4, Xbox and Steam, as well as Playdead’s other must-play title, the 2010 “Limbo”.

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Andrew Divoff Wants to Return for ‘Wishmaster 5’

bloody disgusting - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:24

The Djinn has a wish of his own.

The biggest bummer of the Wishmaster franchise is that Andrew Divoff, who played the villainous Djinn in the first two films, did not return for the third and fourth installments in the series. Beginning with Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell, Divoff was replaced in the role by actor John Novak – most fans agree that Divoff’s departure spelled the end of the franchise.

Divoff has been doing the interview rounds and reflecting on the Wishmaster experience in celebration of the franchise hitting Blu-ray recently, and it’s his chat with the website Geekadelphia that really caught our eye. During the interview, Divoff revealed that it was a joint decision for him to leave the series after Wishmaster 2… but he hopes to someday play the Djinn one more time.

When Divoff was asked to reveal one wish, he replied:

Well, you know what, if I had one I might as well go ahead and say it. Wishmaster 5. I will answer the lingering question, I would love to do it again. But whether it is me or not I think the franchise has a lot of life left in it.

The actor also dug a bit into Wishmaster: The Third Millennium, a script he himself penned for the third installment. Of course, the script was rejected and the film never made.

I was a little too well, how should I say, overshooting the mark with what could be expected from special effects at some of the things that were included in my script; like gargoyles on buildings coming to life and coming down into the street and that sort of thing. That would have been, as we had discussed, the budget for that one outweighed the rest of the films. It was called Wishmaster: The Third Millennium. It was written right around 1999 and 2000 and it was basically, you know in anticipation of Y2K and all of that. You’ll remember that was a bit of a panic in the day. There was an American warship in Asia and it is hit by a missile, and all hell breaks loose. Incidentally, there is a meeting going on at the UN and monsters come to life right there and go through the crowd and start ripping it up.

Be sure to read the full chat over on Geekadelphia.

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‘Teenage Ghost Punk’ Trailer…Rocks?

bloody disgusting - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:15

Midnight Releasing has announced today’s Digital HD, Cable VOD and MOD debut of Teenage Ghost Punk. Writer-director Mike Cramer blends the traditional haunted house narrative with the universal themes of young love and teen angst, adding a healthy serving of rock and roll. Teenage Ghost Punk is now available to rent or own on iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play, Vudu, XBox, FlixFling, DirecTV, Comcast, FiOS, AT&T and more.

Adria Dawn (TV’s “Popular”) costars with an exciting young cast of newcomers: Grace Madigan, Jack Cramer, Noah Kitsos in a family-friendly ghost tale. Teenage Ghost Punk has screened at the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival, the Spooky International Horror Film Festival and the Geneva Film Festival, where Mike Cramer took home the award for Emerging Narrative Feature Filmmaker.

Life changes for a cheerleader named Amanda when her family moves to an old Victorian house outside Chicago. While her newly-divorced mom struggles with a new job and her eccentric little brother seems to fit in effortlessly, Amanda tries to find her way in her daunting new high school. Meanwhile, weird things happen in the new house: Knocking sounds, strange guitar riffs in the rain, and unexplained messes. A quirky medium and a bumbling paranormal investigation team search for answers but are scared away an unseen force.

Amanda discovers that her house is haunted by Brian, the teenage punk rock ghost who has been jamming on her roof during rainstorms for thirty years. He enjoys spirited poker nights with a local quintet of teen ghosts from different eras. Amanda and Brian forge an unlikely friendship and feelings deepen, but tension arises when Amanda asks him to the homecoming dance. When uninvited guests arrive at Amanda’s Halloween party, paranormal investigators clash with Chicago’s most badass spirit, and the neighborhood’s past collides with its present. How will Amanda solve her future?

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‘Countrycide’ Trailer Leaves the Trees Covered in Blood

bloody disgusting - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:08

Directed By Brett Kelly, we now have the first images, art and trailer for Countrycide, which looks super indie, but it does spray the trees with blood , guts and even vomit.

In the film, a woman is alone in the woods with a bear trap on her leg. Unbeknownst to her, she is being hunted by predators of both the four and two-legged variety.

Countrycide stars Robin Hodge, Joel Elliott, Peter Whittaker and Andrew Galligan.

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Netflix’s ‘Take Me’ Trailer Kidnaps Laughs

bloody disgusting - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 09:53

The Orchard, who released our Southbound anthology, will release director Pat Healy’s (The Innkeepers, Small Crimes) feature debut Take Me, starring Taylor Schilling opposite Healy, Bloody Disgusting learned earlier this year.

In ‘Take Me’, Ray is in the boutique simulated abduction business. An understandably threadbare market, he jumps at the chance when a mysterious call contracts him for a weekend kidnapping with a handsome payday at the end. But the job isn’t all that it seems. A black comedy that threads the needle between crime thriller and slapstick farce, Take Me is as twisty as it is funny.

The Duplass Brothers (Creep, Baghead) serve as executive producers while Mel Eslyn and Sev Ohanian serve as producers of the film, which will have its world premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, followed by a theatrical and digital release May 5th, 2017. Netflix will be releasing the film on its worldwide streaming platform later this year, we’re told.

The filmmaking team of Take Me recently set up a website promoting the faux-company “Kidnap Solutions LLC” www.kidnapsolutions.com, which claims to be a fully immersive exposure therapy that has been known to cure alcoholism, drug addiction, overeating, nicotine addiction, sex/love addiction and bad habits.

Here’s the official trailer ahead of the premiere.

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We Were So Close to Getting an ‘Aliens’ Cartoon

bloody disgusting - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 09:45

I know in some circles this is common knowledge, but I think there are a lot Aliens fans out there that don’t  realize how close they came to getting a Saturday morning cartoon based on James Cameron’s Aliens! Now, to be clear, I say “Aliens” and not “Alien” because the cartoon would have followed a squad of Colonial Marines as set-up by Cameron’s sequel with some characters he created for Aliens, including Hicks and Ripley, returning as main characters.

The idea for an Operation: Aliens” cartoon emerged as production began on David Fincher’s Alien 3, a film 20th Century Fox was sure would be a hit and re-energize the franchise. Only, instead of taking place on a prison planet, the Aliens cartoon would have followed Ripley and Hicks and a group of Colonial Marines battling Xenomorph threats across the galaxy.

Since toy manufacturers like Hasbro had seen great success producing toys for shows like G.I. Joe, Kenner saw an opportunity to piggyback on a big movie franchise and came on board to produce action figures in support of the cartoon. And while the show never aired, the first line of toys did see the light of day in 1993 as shown in this television commercial.

So, what happened to what might have been your favorite Saturday morning cartoon? While there is no conclusive word as to why Operation: Aliens never aired, many believe it’s due to Alien 3‘s disappointing box office performance. It could also have something to do with the show’s baked-in, hard-edged military violence (through violent shows like G.I. Joe and even the Conan the Adventurer sort of disprove that theory for me).

Whatever the reason, no footage from Operation: Aliens has ever seen the light of day. All that remains are a few low quality screen grabs and an evocative piece of concept art.

Special shout out to Bloody Disgusting reader, Forest T-Rex Thomer, who alerted me to this fascinating bit of Aliens history.

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Turkish Horror ‘Naciye’ is Finally on VOD

bloody disgusting - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 09:39

Award-winning Turkish actress Derya Alabora (Innocence, When We Leave, A Most Wanted Man) stars as the title character Naciye (read our review) in Lutfu Emre Cicek’s feature film directorial debut, which originally premiered at the Screamfest Horror Film Festival in 2015. It’s now on VOD with a DVD release set for April 11th, Bloody learned.

In Naciye, “a pregnant couple (Esin Harvey, Gorkem Mertsoz) travels for the weekend to check on the house they rented on a whim for the remainder of the pregnancy. On their first night at the secluded home they encounter the dangerous woman who claims to be its rightful owner.

Naciye was filmed on location during the off-season on the beautiful Princess Islands off the Marmara Coast of Istanbul, Turkey. Empty seaside mansions and gorgeous vistas belie the sinister and dangerous events about to unfold. The idyllic scene turns bloody and horrific as the body count quickly grows.

The film was directed, written, produced and edited by Cicek, produced by Refik Zafer Cicek and Begum Malaz, executive produced by Naciye Sonbay and Ekmel Sonbay with stunning cinematography by Kamil Satir.

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“Scream Queens” Star Billie Lourd Joins “American Horror Story”

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 19:06

Meanwhile, still no word on the future of “Scream Queens.”

Deadline is reporting tonight that Billie Lourd, star of “Scream Queens” and daughter of the late Carrie Fisher, has just been cast alongside Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, and the recently announced Billy Eichner in Season 7 of FX’s “American Horror Story.Character details are being kept under wraps, but the site notes she’s come aboard as a lead.

Eichner will reportedly be playing a close confidant of Paulson’s character.

All we really know so far about the season is that it will be set in the wake of last year’s presidential election, which the entire season will draw some level of inspiration from.

The seventh season of “American Horror Story” is filming this summer for premiere in the fall.

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WORLD OF DEATH Ep. 68 – Magnet / A Woman Scorned

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 19:00

There’s nothing I love more than the story of a woman, fueled by revenge, taking what is rightfully hers, or in this case, taking the life of someone else.  Tonight on WORLD OF DEATH, we take a look at two films where men assumedly get what’s coming to them, and women put to bed the notion of “the fairer sex”.

First in Adam Beal’s THE LITTLE MISSUS, a wife finds out her husband is cheating, and while cooking his dinner, comes up with an inventive way to get her revenge.  I would have loved a little bit more blood and guts here (things you thought you’d never say), but I loved the fun editing and the wife’s expressive acting.  A smirk goes a long way in a film like this.

Next in A WOMAN SCORNED by Jeff Thompson, a woman expertly crafts a poppet in the image of a man, and tortures him from afar in the comfort of her candlelit home. I love the idea of not having to get your hands dirty to enact revenge, and the contrast between the warm candles and the cold exterior where the man is being tortured, but as I said with the first film, I wish there was more blood.  MORE BLOOD I SAY!  I must be a descendent of Elizabeth Bathory…

That’s all for this week darlings, stay tuned next week for more hellish good times on World of Death!

– Jessie Robbins

World of Death is the web series that fans of independent horror have been waiting for.  Featuring short horror films from all over the globe created by the largest variety of talent that a collection has ever been able to boast, WOD provides plenty of blood, guts, screams and laughs for all fans of the macabre.  And with episodes averaging around eight minutes in length, WOD is the perfect entertainment for a fan base constantly on the go.  Watch it anywhere, at any time, for FREE! New episodes premiere every Monday and Thursday at 10am CST.

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Jason Statham Says ‘Meg’ is ‘Jaws’ Meets ‘Jurassic Park’

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 17:54

In related news, I already have a new favorite movie.

After years of killer shark movies being relegated to the Syfy network, last year’s The Shallows seems to have burst open the floodgates. And I couldn’t be happier. Next summer will see the release of director Jon Turteltaub’s Meg, an adaptation of Steve Alten’s terrifying same-named novel. Jason Statham is the star, and he just spoke a bit about the film on the Jim & Sam Show.

Statham told hosts Jim Norton and Sam Roberts:

I just did a movie about a shark. It’s a cross between, I’d say, Jaws and Jurassic Park. It turned out really good. I mean, apparently. We don’t know until we see it. It’s called Meg, as in megalodon. 

Interesting to note that Statham was asked if the film was in 3D and he responded “probably.” We previously heard that it would be released in 3D, but this suggests it wasn’t shot in 3D.

Statham, by the way, is not a fan of 3D. The glasses bother him. Me too, Jason. Me too.

Meg will swim into theaters on August 10, 2018.

Alten himself promises the film will be edge-of-your-seat scary.”

In Meg

A deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific…with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crew—and the ocean itself—from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. What no one could have imagined is that, years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature. Now, teamed with Suyin, he must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below…bringing him face to face once more with the greatest and largest predator of all time.

Rounding out the international main cast of Meg are New Zealander Cliff Curtis (The Dark Horse, Risen, TV’s Fear the Walking Dead), Rainn Wilson (TV’s The Office, Super), Ruby Rose (xXx: Return of Xander Cage, TV’s Orange is the New Black), Winston Chao (Skiptrace, Kabali), Page Kennedy (TV’s Rush Hour), Jessica McNamee (The Vow, TV’s Sirens), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (The BFG, TV’s The Missing), Robert Taylor (Focus, TV’s Longmire), Sophia Shuya Cai (Somewhere Only We Know), and Masi Oka (TV’s Hawaii Five-0, Heroes).

Jon Turteltaub directed the film from a screenplay by Dean Georgaris and Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber, based on the New York Times best-selling book by Steve Alten. Lorenzo di Bonaventura (the Transformers films), Belle Avery (Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead) and Colin Wilson (Suicide Squad, Avatar) are producing the film, with Wayne Wei Jiang, Randy Greenberg, Barrie M. Osborne and Gerald R. Molen serving as executive producers.

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‘Hellraiser’ Actor Shares Original Butterball Makeup Test Photos

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 15:31

Butterball gets all the ladies.

It always makes me happy when little pieces of horror history are unearthed. We just discovered earlier this week, for example, a couple behind the scenes shots of Kane Hodder as Leatherface on the set of Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3, and we know there are so many other gems out there just waiting to be unearthed. Speaking of which, let’s take a look at some Hellraiser history!

Over on his Facebook page today, actor Simon Bamford showed off a few previously unseen behind the scenes shots from the Hellraiser set. Bamford played the Butterball Cenobite in the original film, as well as the first sequel, and what he shared today are the very first early makeup test Polaroids for the character. Pretty cool. He also shared a couple photos of his bloodstained Hellraiser script, including a one-page section of a scene that didn’t make the final cut.

You can check out the goodies below.

On a related note, Nicholas “Chatterer” Vince recently shared an awesome makeup test photo that shows off the original incarnations of Pinhead, Butterball, and Chatterer!

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Anne Hathaway Reveals She’s the ‘Colossal’ Monster to Her Friends

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 15:04

In this new clip from Colossal, Anne Hathaway proves to her friends, including Jason Sudeikis, that she’s the monster that’s been tormenting Seoul. What she doesn’t know is that Sudeikis will soon become her rival.

Hathaway stars as a hard-partying New Yorker in the film that opens in theaters tomorrow, April 7, 2017.

[Related] Want to Turn Anne Hathaway Into a Colossal Monster?!

Gloria is an ordinary woman who, after losing her job and being kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.

Our very own Kalyn Corrigan reviewed Nacho Vigalondo’s Colossal, calling it “a clever and fascinating mega monster movie that’s just as deeply comedic and entertaining as it is casually wise and perceptive.

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Something Malevolent Roams ‘The Orchard’

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 14:29

Michael Caissie writer of the Al Pacino, Karl Urban thriller Hangman, will step into the director’s chair for the first time to helm The Orchard, Bloody Disgusting learned.

The Orchard is described in the vein of Straw Dogs and Last House on the Left, but with a supernatural twist.

Left alone for the night in their new orchard farmhouse, three teenage sisters soon find themselves at the mercy of some unscrupulous townie boys. The tables are turned, however, when the malevolence that roams the orchard starts to hunt down the boys.

Seasoned actors Tom Sizemore (Natural Born KillersSaving Private Ryan) and Jay Mohr (Jerry Macguire) lead the cast alongside fan favorite Amanda Wyss (Nightmare on Elm Street, Better off Dead) and new faces, Spencer Daniels (TV’s “Mom”) and Will Carlson (Killer App, Hawaii 5’O). Henry Rollins (Feast, Sons of Anarchy) will also make a special cameo appearance.

Arnold Rifkin’s Cheyenne Enterprises (Live Free or Die Hard, Hostage, 16 Blocks) are on board to produce, making The Orchard the third outing for Rifkin and Caissie.

Shooting is expected to begin this Summer in the orchards of Valencia, California.

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10 Years Later, I’m Still Craving Rob Zombie’s ‘Werewolf Women of the SS’

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 14:20

Starring Nicolas Cage as Fu Manchu!

Ten years ago, on this very day, something magical happened. Something that will never happen again, as long as I live. On April 6th, 2007, the double feature film Grindhouse was released into theaters nationwide. To this day, it’s the most fun experience I’ve ever had at the movies.

A big budget love letter to low budget exploitation, Grindhouse was the fitting name given to the double feature of Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof and Robert Rodriguez’s Planet Terror. It was a passion project for both filmmakers, and they went all out to ensure it wasn’t merely a movie but rather a communal experience that would evoke the spirit of, well, grindhouse cinema.

And oh boy did they nail it.

In between the two films, a series of faux trailers promised four movies we were pretty sure we’d never see: Rodriguez’s Machete, Edgar Wright’s Don’t, Rob Zombie’s Werewolf Women of the SS, and Eli Roth’s Thanksgiving. Of course, Rodriguez did end up making Machete a few years later. Ironically, the once-fake film became way more successful at the box office than Grindhouse itself (the double feature experience was a massive flop), soon leading to a sequel.

As for the other three films, they seem destined to forever remain as fake as they were originally conceived to be. My personal favorite of the fictitious trailers? Werewolf Women of the SS, Rob Zombie’s loving homage to Nazisploitation cinema – namely, 1975’s Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS. Zombie put together a fun cast including Bill Moseley, wife Sheri Moon, Tom Towles, Udo Kier, Sybil Danning and even Nicolas Cage for his contribution to Grindhouse, humorously advertised as “the true story about Hitler’s diabolical plans to create a race of superwomen.”

Different than the trailers Wright, Roth and Rodriguez put together, Zombie damn near made a film out of his wacky concept. As he explained to the LA Times shortly before the release of Grindhouse, Zombie shot enough footage to make a half-hour Werewolf Women of the SS movie, which he was pained to have to cut down for a trailer that ran less than two-minutes.

To date, most of the cut footage has never been released – though an extended, 5-minute version of the trailer can be found on Blu-ray. But like the other filmmakers who took part in the once-in-a-lifetime project, Zombie has toyed with the idea of turning Werewolf Women of the SS into a feature over the years. Unfortunately, the box office failure of Grindhouse, along with related rights issues, may prevent it from ever happening. He told SciFiNow back in 2013:

[A feature] was originally the plan and we certainly spoke about the spin-off movies at the time. Of course, they ended up doing Machete, but the others fell to the side. I would still love to make it but it is probably never going to happen because I do not own the rights. The whole Grindhouse thing is owned by Dimension. It is a shame because it would have been a great movie – but when Grindhouse did not pan out to be the success that Dimension were hoping for that was pretty much the end of it.

Never say never, I suppose. You can revisit Zombie’s Werewolf Women of the SS trailer below. Underneath you’ll find a 9-minute featurette about the making of the fake trailer.

Happy 10th, Grindhouse!

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