Ju-On’s Kayako and Toshio Are Adorable When They’re Not Terrifying People!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:30

For many people, their introduction to J-horror was the Sam Raimi-produced 2004 flick The Grudge, which was directed by Takashi Shimizu, the creator of the original Ju-On series that the remake was based on. Here they met Kayako and Toshio, two very eerie ghosts who have some serious bags under their eyes and are in desperate need of some sunlight.

But when these specters aren’t lurking over your bed or hiding under your sheets, it turns out that the mother/son duo are all about doing everything a normal, living family like to do. They go to the park, eat meals, and just spend some quality time with each other. Well, that’s at least according to the amazing Instagram account that follows the pair through their daily shenanigans!

Check out several examples below and thanks to the awesome folk over at Rocketnews24 for finding this!

あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛(GW前半は近所の公園で) #ゴールデンウィーク #公園 #地元最高 #あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛ #ニャー #さだかや

A photo posted by 伽椰子と俊雄のほのぼの親子日記 (@kayakowithtoshio) on May 2, 2016 at 12:56am PDT

あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛(…成長してる?) #あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛ #ニャー #さだかや

A photo posted by 伽椰子と俊雄のほのぼの親子日記 (@kayakowithtoshio) on Apr 20, 2016 at 12:18am PDT

あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛(新学期早々…) #遅刻常習犯 #あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛ #ニャー #さだかや

A photo posted by 伽椰子と俊雄のほのぼの親子日記 (@kayakowithtoshio) on Apr 10, 2016 at 7:39pm PDT

あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛(魔界・霊界サミットの会場を下見してきた) #あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛ #ニャー #さだかや

A photo posted by 伽椰子と俊雄のほのぼの親子日記 (@kayakowithtoshio) on Apr 1, 2016 at 1:07am PDT

あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛ (インスタ始めました♥) #あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛ #ニャー #さだかや #世紀の対決 #決戦は6月18日 #負けないぞ♥ #公園 #ブランコ #楽しいな

A photo posted by 伽椰子と俊雄のほのぼの親子日記 (@kayakowithtoshio) on Feb 25, 2016 at 7:00pm PST

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Pitch Black is Back, Y’all

bloody disgusting - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 22:22

Pitch Black is back, just as the prophecy foretold.

On July 7, 2011, I published what may very well be the finest 1,256 words I’ve ever written. It was a love letter review of an elusive new flavor of Dew inspired by the woefully underappreciated black grape and infused with the essence of Halloween. That Dew was Mountain Dew Pitch Black.

This is the first soda to earn my fear and my respect. I fear it because of what it did to me one crisp autumn morning back in 2012. It was a Wednesday I’ll never forget. My very own Pitch Black Wednesday.

The day before the horrific incident, an exceptional friend of mine had gifted me two twelve packs of the tasty beverage, earning a place in my heart forever and ever. I plowed through half the cans in no time at all, then, it happened. I had to pee super bad. Like, Jim Carrey in a dog-shaped van bad.

I made it to the bathroom with minimal seepage, like a professional adult, and proceeded to hastily uncoil the beast so I could begin. It didn’t take long for me to realize he was spitting out a sickly green sewage water that lacked the subtle luminescence and warm amber hues I usually see. I came frighteningly close to being traumatized for life that day had I not acted fast and sought answers on Google.

I’m better now, but I am still pretty shaken up about it.

The reason I’m telling you this is so you can better understand what this supremely satisfying soda means to me, as well as what it could mean to you, if you open the still-functioning (for now) arteries of your heart to it.

Mountain Dew Pitch Black is as much a proprietary blend of chemicals and sugar designed by a team of scientists wearing Dew branded lab coats as you and I are people-shaped skin bags filled with meat. It’s so much more than the sum of its parts, just like us. It’s what I imagine Charlie Sheen’s tiger blood tastes like, only better. It’s so delicious, thousands of black grapes willingly volunteer themselves to be drained of their precious juices so they can be reborn as the greatest of mankind’s carbonated inventions.

Prince even dedicated an album to it! Surely you’re sold by now.

You can find out for yourself whether or not Pitch Black is for you by visiting a beverage retailer of your choosing and giving it a try. Go ahead, taste it. Come on, put it in your mouth, you know you want to. Everyone else is, so you should to unless you want to be weird and die alone. What have you got to lose, besides your health or whatever?

Pitch Black is only here for a limited time, unless we enlist Lady Democracy to keep it here until the end of time. As much as I like Baja Blast, it can fuck off back to Taco Bell. There can only be one, and unless that one is Keanu Reeves, it better be Mountain Dew Pitch Black.

Unfortunately, it’s an insanely tight race, with only 1% — one goddamn percent — separating the two. I’m not saying everyone who votes for Baja Blast should die in a fire, but you should vote for Pitch Black.

#VOTEPITCHBLACK

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Simon West Has Awakened the ‘War Wolf’

bloody disgusting - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 20:11

Veteran action director Simon West, who has been developing The Blob for what feels like an eternity, has been set to helm War Wolf, with shooting set for Italy in November, Variety writes.

“War Wolf is set in 1356, after decades of relentless war between the French and English armies, with English solider Earl Hugo awarded the castle of his enemy, the French assassin Mauchet. But in the walls of the castle and the lands that surround it, someone has reawakened the Loup de Guerre, the ferocious War Wolf of French legend and the nightmarish creature is now on a killing spree.

Producers are Ileen Maisel, Lawrence Elman and Jib Polhemus. West will direct from a script by Andy Briggs and Paul Finch.

Finch, author of the “Heck” crime novels, is currently working on a novelization of the project.

The special effects makeup and costuming for the project will be created by Dave Elsey and Lou Elsey, co-founders of the Igor Studios. The Elseys have worked on Mission: Impossible, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Wolves, for which Dave Elsey won an Academy Award.

West’s directing credits include Con Air, The Expendables 2 and The Mechanic.

Fortitude International will launch international sales in Cannes. War Wolf is the first in a planned franchise of films under a partnership between West, Fortitude International and Amber Entertainment centered around the magical world of the Loup de Guerre.

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‘Purge’ Badass to Battle Violent Father in ‘Wolf in the Wild’

bloody disgusting - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 20:04

Frank Grillo, best known for his role in The Purge: Anarchy and the upcoming The Purge: Election Year and Beyond Skyline, will star in Wolf in the Wild for Awesomeness Films, Variety reports out of Cannes.

The film centers on a young man who is taken in by his best friend’s family after his grandmother dies. Life initially seems idyllic, until he stumbles upon proof that his adopted father may be a violent criminal.

Tonally, the film is meant to be a mixture of Disturbia and Rear Window.

“I’m excited to be working with Awesomeness on a script that is a throwback to suspense thrillers I love,” said Grillo.

Claire Holt (“The Vampire Diaries”) will co-star. Greg Plotkin (Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension) is on board to direct from a screenplay by Mark Mavrothalasitis and Will Frank. Awesomeness chief Brian Robbins and Awesomeness Films head Matt Kaplan are producing.

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Trailer Enters ‘Monsterland’

bloody disgusting - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 19:59

RLJ/Image Entertainment has released a trailer for the June 7th DVD and Digital release of Monsterland, starring Josh LaCasse, Ebon Moss-Bachrach (“The Last Ship,” “Girls”), Eileen Dietz (The Exorcist, Helter Skelter), Trent Haaga (Cheap Thrills, Deadgirl), and John Franklin (Children of the Corn).

The shorts are directed by Graham Denman, Jack Fields, Erik Gardner, Andrew Kasch, Patrick Longstreth, Sander Maran, Robert Mclean, The McCoubrey Brothers, Cory Norman, John Skipp, and Frank J. Sudol.

Amidst a bloody backdrop of chaos and carnage, one panicked, lowly survivor of the Monster Apocalypse takes shelter in a movie theater to buy himself a few extra moments of precious life. Little does he know, he’s taken a flying leap out of the frying pan and smack dab into the fires of hell by attending the last movie marathon he’ll ever see.

Welcome to Monsterland! A terrifying place where savage beasts, carnivorous creatures, and grotesque abominations are the new normal; and the human race is now at the bottom of the food chain.

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‘It Follows’ Director Nabs Andrew Garfield For Next Film

bloody disgusting - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 19:42

After the critical acclaim that was bestowed upon David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows, many were left wondering what the next film would be. Well, now information has come out and it seems that Mitchell is going the noir route with Under the Silver Lake, which has confirmed Andrew Garfield as the star, according to Deadline.

The film is a modern crime thriller and will be set in Los Angeles. Michael De Luca, Chris Bender, Jake Weiner, and Adele Romanski will all be acting as producers. The film will be offered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

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Go Behind-the-Scenes of ‘Creepshow’ with ‘Just Desserts’!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 19:33

Synapse Films Presents
Just Desserts: The Making of Creepshow
Coming to Blu-ray July 12, 2016

When it comes to horror anthologies, which are making a bit of a resurgence these days, Creepshow has always been amongst the best. It may even be my favorite horror anthology, though I’d actually have to think about this before I fully make that claim. The film brought together a few horror icons, most notably George Romero and Stephen King, and now that’s to Synapse Films and Red Shirt Pictures we’ll get to take a look at just how Creepshow came about in the soon to be released Blu-ray, Just Desserts: The Making of Creepshow!

The Never Before Told Story Behind the 80s Horror Classic Comes to Blu-ray This July with JUST DESSERTS: THE MAKING OF “CREEPSHOW” from Synapse Films and Red Shirt Pictures!

For years, fans have been clamoring for the definite word on the making of George A. Romero’s classic 1982 horror anthology CREEPSHOW, the first of his many big screen collaborations with best-selling novelist Stephen King.  Now 34 years later, Synapse Films and Red Shirt Pictures join forces to bring this terrifyingly entertaining story to life in JUST DESSERTS: THE MAKING OF “CREEPSHOW”, a special edition Blu-ray release documenting one of the greatest horror films ever made!

In 1982, Author Stephen King, and Director George A. Romero collaborated on a feature-film tribute to the popular, and often controversial, EC comics of the 1950s.  Told through five terrifying tales of terror, CREEPSHOW was a hit with critics and audiences alike, and has become a venerated horror classic over the past three decades since its release. With an all-star cast, and featuring gruesome and groundbreaking creature and make-up effects by genre legend Tom Savini, CREEPSHOW stands as a horrific and often hilarious tribute to the stories that helped influence (and corrupt) a generation of writers and filmmakers, and now the tales behind the creation of this chilling masterpiece can finally be told!

JUST DESSERTS: THE MAKING OF “CREEPSHOW” is filled with rare behind-the-scenes footage, photographs and other exciting memorabilia.  Featuring over a dozen interviews, including George A. Romero, Tom Savini, Adrienne Barbeau, Ed Harris, Tom Atkins and many others, this Special Edition Blu-ray also contains hours of additional supplemental materials. These are the terrifying stories behind the film that promised you, “The Most Fun You’ll Ever Have BEING SCARED!”

SPECIAL FEATURES

-Audio Commentary with Director & Editor Michael Felsher
-Audio Commentary featuring interviews with Actor John Amplas, Property Master Bruce Alan Miller, and Make-Up Effects Assistant Darryl Ferrucci
-Creepshow Days – An interview with Director of Photography Director Michael Gornick
-Extended Interview Segments with George A. Romero, Tom Savini, and Bernie Wrightson
-Behind The Screams – A compilation of on-set video footage from Tom Savini
-Horror’s Hallowed Grounds with Sean Clark
-Scream Greats Volume One: Tom Savini, Master of Horror Effects with Optional Audio Commentary with Tom Savini
-Vintage 1982 Evening Magazine Segment shot on the set of the film, featuring rare cast & crew interviews
-Behind-The-Scenes of CREEPSHOW Photo Gallery

NOT RATED   2007   90 MINS.   COLOR

BLU-RAY SPECIFICATIONS
Video: High Definition 1080p Widescreen (1.78 :1) Presentation / AVC Codec / Region Free
Audio: DTS HD-MA English 2.0 Original Stereo

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Here’s NECA’s Chop-Top Figure From ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 19:30

Back in July, we posted that NECA was planning on releasing an action figure for “Chop-Top”, Bill Moseley’s character from Tobe Hooper’s 1986 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. The sequel originally confused horror fans upon release as its tone and style were markedly different from the first film, injecting humor, inanity, and color in ways that gave it an almost completely different feel. And Chop-Top was one of the big examples of this shift, ultimately becoming a beloved character that has created his own cult status.

Now, NECA has pulled back the curtain, revealing the retro “Chop-Top” doll in all of its glory (yes, he even comes with his wire hanger and removable wig).

It’s the 30th anniversary of ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2,’ and we’re marking the occasion with the first appearance of Chop Top in our retro clothed action figure line!

From the 1986 film, Leatherface’s sadistic brother Chop Top stands 8” tall and is dressed in intricately detailed and tailored fabric clothing similar to the iconic toy lines of the 1970s. He’s fully poseable and comes complete with tons of accessories: wire hanger, razor, lighter, hammer, removable wig and removable glasses. Blister packaging with resealable protective clamshell features new custom artwork created by fan-favorite illustrator Jason Edmiston just for this release!

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‘Interview With the Vampire’ Still Happening at Universal

bloody disgusting - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 19:23

I find it interesting that Universal Pictures is focusing on two new monster universes, instead of one. The impact of one failure in Hollywood is the apocalypse, so either one Universal Monster movie failing or the forthcoming adaptation of Anne Rice’s Interview With the Vampire doing the same could create shock waves felt through the entire studio. Or, maybe they could be seen as backup for the other?

Whatever the case, Universal is all-in on monsters. While their shared universe is taking over the box office over the next few years, starting with The Mummy, the studio is continuing forth with their latest take on Rice’s Interview With the Vampire.

Josh Boone has just shared a completed screenplay for that he’s co-written with Jill Killington.

Look, here’s proof.

#annerice #vampirechronicles #thevampirelestat

A photo posted by Josh Boone (@joshboonemovies) on Apr 22, 2016 at 7:18pm PDT

Now, what’s important here are two things. First, it’s dated April 2016, which means they just turned the draft in. The conclusion to make is that Universal still wants to bring Lestat back to theaters.

The bigger piece of news that most sites have completely missed is that the cover page states: “Based on the novels ‘Interview With the Vampire’ and ‘The Vampire Lestat,'” Yes, the new adaptation combines both stories, which is sort of brilliant considering the lack of character development in “Interview.”

The new movies are being developed as The Vampire Chronicles, and at one time had Robert Downey Jr. targeted as the new Lestat.

It was acquired by Universal Pictures for Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci on board to produce.

The 2014 deal included the adapted screenplay for “Tale of the Body Thief”. Other novels in the series include the upcoming “Prince Lestat.”

An earlier version of the story, “Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles,” starred Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise in 1994. Rice’s “Queen of the Damned,” also part of “The Vampire Chronicles,” starred Aaliyah and Stuart Townsend in 2002.

Universal has already announced that they are bringing the The Mummy, which stars Tom Cruise, to us in June of 2017 and The Invisible Man, which stars Johnny Depp, in April 2018. But now they’re giving us yet another classic monster tale on February 15th, 2019, with plans for The Wolf Man, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Frankenstein, and Dracula on the way, too.

Competing monster franchises at one studio? What did we do to deserve this?!

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Our Most Anticipated Lovecraftian Horror Games!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 17:00

The Lovecraftian video game curse, if there ever was one, seems to have finally been broken. For a decade, game developers struggled to tell their own stories based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft, from Headfirst’s Call of Cthulhu trilogy, to Guillermo del Toro’s InSANE, and Senscape’s adaptation of The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, it gradually became clear to the few of us who were paying attention that the Old Ones didn’t want it to be so.

And sure, you could ignore the obviously sinister force that connects these unfortunate events by placing the blame on the poor sales of Dark Corners of the Earth, the closure of THQ — or GDT’s penchant for prematurely announcing his upcoming projects — or the general lack of interest in most of these games until after they were canned. Yeah, you could do that.

It doesn’t matter now, because at some point last year, the curse dissipated. Some say it dissolved naturally, but my theory is that From Software vanquished it by showing the Elder Gods what a great Lovecraftian horror game can look like with Bloodborne.

Let’s hope these games don’t disappoint, because Cthulhu might blanket our world in endless night if they do.

Edge of Nowhere is a video game adaptation of Lovecraft’s novella At the Mountains of Madness designed for the Oculus Rift by the makers of Ratchet & Clank. It’s one of our most anticipated VR horror games, mostly due to its stunning visuals, smart use of VR — it’s played from the third-person perspective, rather than FPP, so we don’t get ill — and the generally accepted truth that Insomniac knows how to build games that are enormously entertaining to play.

I think I can speak for Cthulhu and Co. that June really cannot come soon enough.

Release Date: June 3 (Oculus Rift)

The horror adventure game Asylum has been delayed enough times to qualify as vaporware, had Senscape not resurfaced in January to confirm it’s 100% guaranteed to arrive this year. I’m going to choose to believe them, because the other option is too depressing a fate to contemplate for a game as promising as this.

The connection Asylum has to the works of H.P. Lovecraft don’t seem to be quite as obvious as the games with Cthulhu or Madness in their titles. It’s more of a thematic tether that marinates the mood and atmosphere in the creeping dread that permeates so many of his works. It also features one of the largest virtual buildings ever created for a video game, with about 100 rooms to explore while you work your way through its ~15 hour story campaign.

Release Date: Summer 2016 (PC)

Unlike the other games on this list, Giant Sparrow’s first-person adventure game What Remains of Edith Finch doesn’t have a singular story to tell — it has many. It’s a collection of short stories from The Unfinished Swan developer Giant Sparrow that revolve around a cursed family in Washington state, as each story focusing on the life and death of a specific member of the family.

With multiple perspectives and a timeline that spans an entire century — one story takes place in the 1900s, another in the present day — Edith Finch is a narratively ambitious game that explores the “vast and unknowable world around us.”

Release Date: Fall 2016 (PS4)

Moons of Madness is a first-person psychological horror game that promises to take a hard science fiction approach to its outer space setting. It’s being developed by the casual mobile game developer Rock Pocket Games, which recently confirmed it’ll have little “in common with SOMA, even less with Alien and even less with Doom.” I wonder what games, if any, it does have something in common with?

Release Date: TBA 2016 (PC)

After receiving considerable acclaim for their Amnesia mod Penumbra: Necrologue, CounterCurrent Games recently unveiled their plans to return to our favorite genre with the first-person survival horror game The Diary of Arthur Gilman. Unlike their previous work, this will be a standalone release with an intriguing mystery at its core and a branching narrative with multiple endings.

Release Date: TBA 2016 (PC, Linux)

In terms of scale, The Sinking City from Sherlock Holmes developer Frogwares is one of the grandest. Set in 1920s New England, this open-world horror game follows a private investigator who’s been tasked with finding out why the city of Oakmont, Massachusetts is gradually succumbing to an almost supernatural flooding. Solving the mystery that’s consuming the city may be the only way to save it from descending into madness. That, or arm floaties.

Release Date: Fall 2016 (PC, PS4, XBO)

The Call of Cthulhu name brings up a mixed bag of feels. It conjures memories of late-night playthroughs of Dark Corners of the Earth, as well as the wave of disappointment that came when its sequels were canned.

The studio that’s bringing Call of Cthulhu back for an official video game adaptation of Chaosium’s pen & paper RPG is Cyanide Studios (Blood Bowl, Styx) and their collaborative partner Focus Home Interactive. And this time, the Elder Gods tomfoolery will mix elements from RPGs, psychological horror, stealth, and investigation games. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until 2017 to partake in it.

Release Date: TBA 2017 (PC, PS4, XBO)

Which Lovecraftian horror game are you looking forward to the most?


Which Lovecraftian Horror Game Has Your Pumpedupedness Cranked to the MAX?

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Russell Crowe to Play Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde in Tom Cruise’s ‘The Mummy’?!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 16:52

Universal isn’t fucking around when it comes to adding star power to their forthcoming Universal Monster universe.

Russell Crowe is in early talks to play a Dr. Jekyll-type role, with the character first making an appearance in The Mummy starring Tom Cruise, Variety is reporting.

While other actors — like Johnny Depp in The Invisible Man — will first appear in standalone projects, insiders say some of the classic characters will make cameos in The Mummy as a means of launching spinoff franchises!

Holy. Crap.

The studio tapped Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan last summer to help develop a monster universe for Universal with rebooted versions of the studio’s classic monster movies. Kurtzman is also on board to direct, and will produce alongside Morgan and Sean Daniel.

Universal’s hope is that Crowe’s small role in The Mummy would lead to a possible stand-alone pic for the character, giving Crowe and the studio a new franchise for its monster universe.

The Mummy unwraps in theaters on June 9, 2017.

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Ancient Spirit Attacks ‘The Changeover’

bloody disgusting - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 16:09

Cannes award-winning Best Actor Timothy Spall, pictured in Harry Potter, is set to star in Radiant Films International’s upcoming supernatural thriller The Changeover, to be directed by Stuart McKenzie and Miranda Harcourt, Bloody Disgusting learned ahead of Cannes.

Also starring are Melanie Lynskey (The Intervention), Charlie Heaton (Intruders) and Lucy Lawless (“Ash Vs. Evil Dead”, “Battlestar Galactica,”, “Xena: Warrior Princess”).

Sixteen year-old Laura Chant lives in a low-rent suburb on the edge of earthquake-scarred Christchurch with her mother and four-year-old brother, Jacko. When an ancient spirit attacks Jacko and slowly drains the life out of him, Laura discovers her true identity and the supernatural ability within her, which she must harness to save her brother’s life.

Other main roles are filled by New Zealand up-and-comers Erana James, Stefania LaVie Owen, and internet sensation Jamie Curry.

Stuart McKenzie also wrote the screenplay which is based on the best-selling Young Adult novel “The Changeover: A Supernatural Romance” by New Zealand author Margaret Mahy.

Mahy is internationally renowned as the godmother of the wildly popular Young Adult genre and has won many prestigious literary awards for her work on children’s and young adult books, including the Carnegie Medal twice (UK’s oldest and most prestigious book award for children’s writing); and the Hans Christian Andersen Award (the “little Nobel”), given biennially, and the highest international accolade available in recognition of a “lasting contribution to children’s literature”.

Firefly Films’ Emma Slade is producing and the film is slated to begin principal photography in August 2016 in the New Zealand town of Christchurch.

Visual effects for the film will be created by Peter Jackson’s Park Road Post, a purpose-built post-production facility that provides award-winning sound and picture-finishing alongside industry-leading development of digital workflows. The company has provided visual effects for such films as The Hobbit trilogy, The Lovely Bones, District 9 and recently the US remake of the classic epic Ben Hur.

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“Outcast”: Cinemax Details First Four Episodes!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 15:57

Robert Kirkman’s “Outcast,” directed by Adam Wingard (who did V/H/S and V/H/S/2 with Bloody Disgusting, as well as A Horrible Way to Die, The Guest, You’re Nextand the upcoming The Woods), will premiere on Cinemax June 3rd, 2016, with the cable channel already announcing a second season.

Kyle Barnes has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Now, with the help of the Reverend Anderson, a preacher who has personal demons of his own, the young man embarks on a journey to find answers and regain the normal life he lost. But what Kyle discovers could change his fate — and the fate of the world — forever.

Based on the Skybound/Image comic title by creator Robert Kirkman (“The Walking Dead”) and artist Paul Azaceta, Patrick Fugit (“Gone Girl”) stars as Barnes, a man searching for answers, and redemption, who sequesters himself from those he loves for fear of causing greater hurt.

Philip Glenister (“Life on Mars”) stars as Reverend Anderson, a West Virginia evangelist who believes he is a soldier in God’s holy war against the forces of evil on Earth. An inveterate drinker and gambler, he doesn’t believe God intends people to sweat the small stuff.

Gabriel Bateman (“Stalker”) stars as Joshua Austin, an eight-year-old who lives across town from Kyle. To his family’s dismay, he appears to be in the clutches of demonic possession, but there’s something very different about this possession and its connection to Kyle Barnes.

Other cast members include: Wrenn Schmidt (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”) as Kyle’s adopted sister, Megan Holter, a child psychologist who makes it her mission to fix the people around her; Reg E. Cathey (HBO’s “The Wire”) as Rome’s Chief of Police, Chief Giles, who has seen enough to know there’s some truth to his friend Rev. Anderson’s assertions about demons; Kate Lyn Sheil (“House of Cards”) as Kyle’s former wife, Allison Barnes, who has lingering doubts about what happened in their marriage; Julia Crockett (“Law & Order: Criminal Intent”) as Kyle’s mother, Sarah Barnes, whose apparent mental illness tainted his childhood; David Denman (“13 Hours”) as Megan’s husband, Mark Holter, a by-the-book small town cop whose temper can get him in trouble; and Brent Spiner (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”) as Sidney, whose dapper appearance and smiling demeanor hide malevolence.

Episode #1: “A Darkness Surrounds Him”

Debut: FRIDAY, JUNE 3 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Other CINEMAX playdates: June 3 (11:00 p.m., midnight), 4 (9:00 p.m., 11:35 p.m.), 5 (5:15 p.m.), 6 (11:00 p.m.), 7 (1:30 a.m.), 8 (10:00 p.m.), 9 (9:00 p.m.) and 23 (7:00 p.m.)

Kyle Barnes (Patrick Fugit) confronts a possession case and begins to delve into the secrets of his past.

Written by Robert Kirkman; directed by Adam Wingard.

Episode #2: “(I Remember) When She Loved Me”

Debut: FRIDAY, JUNE 10 (10:00-10:45 p.m.)

Other CINEMAX playdates: June 10 (11:00 p.m., midnight), 11 (9:00 p.m., 11:25 p.m.), 12 (5:50 p.m.), 13 (11:00 p.m.), 14 (1:35 a.m.), 15 (10:00 p.m.), 16 (9:00 p.m.) and 23 (8:00 p.m.)

Kyle questions his family history.

Written by Jeff Vlaming; directed by Howie Deutch.

Episode #3: “All Alone Now”

Debut: FRIDAY, JUNE 17 (10:00-10:50 p.m.)

Other CINEMAX playdates: June 17 (11:00 p.m., midnight), 18 (9:00 p.m., 11:30 p.m.), 19 (5:40 p.m.), 20 (11:00 p.m.), 21 (1:55 a.m.), 22 (10:00 p.m.) and 23 (8:50 p.m.)

Kyle and Reverend Anderson (Philip Glenister) confront an unusual possession.

Written by Chris Black; directed by Howie Deutch.

Episode #4: “A Wrath Unseen”

Debut: FRIDAY, JUNE 24 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Other CINEMAX playdates: June 24 (11:00 p.m., midnight), 25 (9:00 p.m., 11:50 p.m.), 26 (5:25 p.m.), 27 (11:00 p.m.), 28 (1:45 a.m.), 29 (10:00 p.m.) and 30 (9:00 p.m.)

The intrigue in Rome intensifies as Anderson discovers shocking information about someone close to him. Megan (Wrenn Schmidt) conceals a secret.

Written Robert Kirkman; directed by Julius Ramsay.

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“Wayward Pines: Season 2” Promises Mysterious Events

bloody disgusting - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 15:57

M. Night Shyamalan’s mysterious drama “Wayward Pines” is returning to Fox on Wednesday, May 25th at 8pm ET. So, to give fans a taste of what to expect, Fox has released a 30-second teaser that show’s strange characters, unsettling and uneasy moments, and haunting intrigue.

A 10-episode, intense psychological thriller based on a best-selling novel and brought to life by executive producer and director M. Night Shyamalan, about a Secret Service agent on a mission to find two missing federal agents, whose investigation only turns up more questions.

“Wayward Pines” stars Carla Gugino, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo, and Jason Patric.

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‘You’re Next’ Receives 80’s Style Trailer

bloody disgusting - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 15:46

The 2011 horror film You’re Next is considered to be a genre fave, one that was a throwback to the glory days of violent and body-filled slashers. And one of the big compliments was that it had a strong 80’s vibe to it. And I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that’s why YouTuber Sean Johnson whipped up a trailer for the film but made it look like it was shot from that decade.

It’s a well crafted project, although the filter that’s used and the voiceover treatment seems far more like a 70’s trailer than one from the 80’s. Still, it’s a lot of fun and definitely makes me want to revisit the film! Check it out below.

When a gang of masked, ax-wielding murderers descend upon the Davison family reunion, the hapless victims seem trapped…until an unlikely guest of the family proves to be the most talented killer of all.

Sharni Vinson (Patrick), Nick Tucci (Choose, Undocumented), Wendy Glenn (11-11-11), AJ Bowen (A Horrible Way to Die, The House of the Devil, The Signal), Joe Swanberg (A Horrible Way to Die, V/H/S), Margaret Laney, Amy Seimetz (A Horrible Way to Die), Ti West (The Roost, The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers), Calvin Reeder (V/H/S, The Rambler), Larry Fessenden (Habit, The Last Winter), Kate Lyn Sheil (V/H/S), Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, From Beyond and Castle Freak) and Rob Moran all star.

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Custom Star Wars Masks Turn Stormtroopers Into Horror Icons!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 15:43

It’s May 4th, which means only one thing: Star Wars Day!

Okay, so maybe today isn’t as cool as last week’s Alien Day was for us horror fans, but we appreciate any excuse to turn an otherwise ordinary Wednesday into a day of celebration. Of course, this being a horror website and all, we won’t be going all out for Star Wars Day like some other sites, but we do have a fun little treat for you that combines the world of horror with the universe George Lucas first introduced us to way back on May 25th of 1977.

Few images from the Star Wars films are more iconic than the Stormtrooper masks, which have become an instantly recognizable symbol of the entire franchise. Though badass in design, the masks are quite bland when it comes to colors, making them the absolute perfect canvas for fans to have a little fun with. Customizing Stormtrooper masks has become a popular hobby in Star Wars fandom, particularly thanks to the recent release of blank vinyl masks, and no artist is impressing us more in that department than Charles Clary.

Clary, who in his own words makes “stuff and things, things and stuff,” recently embarked on a mission to turn Stormtrooper masks into our favorite horror icons, and he’s been documenting his unique brand of artistry over on his Instagram account: @CharlesClary. Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and a host of other big screen villains have thus far been introduced into the Star Wars universe by Clary, and in honor of today’s holiday, we wanted to share his handiwork with you.

See if you can name all the horror icons depicted below!

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Full Details on ‘Jeepers Creepers’ Collector’s Edition Blu-rays!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 15:43

Scream Factory Presents
Jeepers Creepers & Jeepers Creepers 2
On Collector’s Edition Blu-rays June 14, 2016

A few months back Scream Factory announced they’d be releasing Collector’s Edition Blu-rays of both Jeepers Creepers and Jeepers Creepers 2. We now know what those Collector’s Edition will include and it’s a lot.

The Scream Factory Collector’s Edition releases are a little bit different than their standard Blu-ray releases. They usually come in a slipcase, are often 2 discs (sometimes more) and they contain a whole lot of special features. These release are comparable to the stuff Arrow Video releases, which is a good thing. These Jeepers Creepers release are going to follow that same pattern which is great for fans of the film.

Be sure to check out Trace’s interesting piece on the films’ director, Victor Salva.

Jeepers Creepers (Collector’s Edition)
On a desolate country highway, two homeward-bound teens (Gina Philips, The Sickhouse and Justin Long, Drag Me to Hell) are nearly run off the road by a maniac in a beat-up truck…  and later spot him shoving what appears to be a body down a sewer pipe. But when they stop to investigate, they discover that the grisly reality at the bottom of that pipe is far worse than they could have ever suspected… and that they are now the targets of an evil far more unspeakable – and unstoppable – than they could have ever imagined!

Special Features:
Disc 1:
•NEW 2K scan of the inter-positive
•NEW Audio Commentary with writer/director Victor Salva, stars Gina Philips and Justin Long
•Audio Commentary By writer/director Victor Salva

Disc 2:
•NEW JEEPERS CREEPERS: Then and Now featuring interviews with writer/director Victor Salva, producer Barry Opper, director of photography Don FauntLeRoy, editor Ed Marx and actor Tom Tarantini (37 minutes)
•NEW From Critters to Creepers – an interview with producer Barry Opper (19 minutes)
•NEW The Town Psychic – an interview with actress Patricia Belcher (16 minutes)
•Behind The Peepers: The Making of JEEPERS CREEPERS featuring writer/director Victor Salva, producer Tom Luse, actors Gina Philips, Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Jonathan Breck and more… (60 minutes)
•Deleted & Extended Scenes including an alternate opening and ending sequence (17 minutes)
•Photo Gallery
•Theatrical Trailer
•Radio Spot

Jeepers Creepers 2 (Collector’s Edition)
When their bus is crippled on the side of a deserted road, a team of high school athletes discover an opponent they cannot defeat – and may not survive. Staring hungrily at them through the school bus windows, the “Creeper” returns again and again. But when the teammates discover that it’s selective about whom it attacks, it will test their ability to stick together – as the insatiable menace tries to tear them apart!

Special Features:
Disc 1:
•Audio Commentary by writer/director Victor Salva and cast members
•Audio Commentary by Jonathan Breck (The Creeper), Brad Parker (Production Illustrator) and Brian Penikas (Special Effects Makeup)

Disc 2:
•NEW JEEPERS CREEPERS 2: Then and Now featuring new interviews with writer/director Victor Salva, director of photography Don FauntLeRoy, editor Ed Marx and actor Tom Tarantini (22 minutes)
•NEW A Father’s Revenge – an interview with actor Ray Wise (15 minutes)
•NEW Don’t Get Off the Bus – interviews with actors Tom Tarantini, Thom Gossom Jr. and Diane Delano (20 minutes)
•A Day in Hell – A look at the filming of JEEPERS CREEPERS 2 (26 minutes)
•Lights, Camera, Creeper: The Making of JEEPERS CREEPERS 2 featuring writer/director Victor Salva, actors Travis Schiffner, Josh Hammond, Billy Aaron Brown, Eric Nenninger, Nicki Aycox, director of photography Don FauntLeRoy and more…  (15 minutes)
•Creeper Creation featuring interviews with production illustrator Brad Parker, special make-up effects artist Brian Penikas and Jonathan Breck (12 minutes)
•The Orphanage Visual Effects Reel (4 minutes)
•Creeper Composer – an interview with composer Bennett Salvay and writer/director Victor Salva (10 minutes)
•Storyboard Renditions of Scenes Not Filmed – “The Creeper’s Lair” and “Ventriloquist Creeper”
•Deleted Scenes (16 minutes)
•Photo Gallery
•Theatrical Trailer

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What Type of Serial Killer Hides Inside of You?

bloody disgusting - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 15:00

I’m still on a bit of a serial killer high after watching The Silence of the Lambs this past weekend. As a result, I’ve been poking around here and there to satiate my resurged interest in these highly intelligent yet entirely unhinged murderers. And that’s when I stumbled across this quiz which asks What Type of Serial Killer Hides Inside of You?

So, so since I took it, I figured I’d share the opportunity with all of you and give you the chance to find your own personal Bundy! The quiz below has 10 questions that are incredibly simple. You just look at a picture and then choose the word that best describes your feeling when looking at said image. Now, I had a little bit of trouble because some of the words didn’t match what I felt, but I still made do.

I got “Thrill Killer”, which explains:

You’re confident beyond measure and see the world as your playground. You haven’t got much regard for rules and prefer to make up your own as you go along.

You prefer to lead a whimsical life and sometimes do things just to see what happens next. You tend to get bored rather easily and constantly search for the next big thrill.

Go ahead and take the quiz below and let us know in the comments what your result was!

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Artist’s Watercolor Horror Movie Posters Will Melt Your Mind!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 14:01

Thanks in no small part to the many limited edition posters, collector’s edition Blu-rays, and must-own vinyl soundtracks constantly being released by companies like Mondo and Scream Factory, fan-made horror movie art has become more popular than ever before in recent years. Those releases are often adorned with stunning visuals that essentially beg us fans to bust out our credit cards, and they’ve helped to usher in what I can only describe as a golden age for seriously badass alternate horror movie art.

None more badass, I assure you, than the art we’re showing off today.

Wisconsin-based artist Christopher Shy specializes in fantasy and sci-fi artwork that is quite unlike the output of any other artist. Shy, who founded Studio Ronin in 1994, has worked for companies like Marvel, Dark Horse Comics, and Lionsgate, illustrating countless books and graphic novels, and he gained cred here in the horror community when he whipped up the concept art for Marcus Nispel’s Friday the 13th remake. It’s not hard to see why Nispel chose him to help redesign Jason Voorhees, because Shy has a knack for giving bold new life to horror favorites.

By now you’ve seen countless posters for movies like Alien, Ghostbusters, and The Thing, but we can promise that you have NEVER seen art like this before. Ready to have your mind blown? Check out a gallery of Christopher Shy’s gorgeous movie posters below!

You can also purchase several of these right here.

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‘Don’t Look in the Basement 2’ Continues 1973 Storyline

bloody disgusting - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:43

In his feature film Don’t Look in the Basement 2 director and co-screenwriter Anthony Brownrigg continues the story line of the original 1973 ‘Basement’  film directed by his late father S.F. Brownrigg and released as The Forgotten.  This 2015 sequel which Brownrigg tags a “supernatural thriller” is set forty years later when the only known survivor of a mass murder returns to the institution where the grisly killings took place, his presence triggering a series of increasingly disturbing events.

Don’t Look in the Basement 2  was produced by David Rennke (Source Productions) and Daniel Redd (RDM Productions). The film is scheduled for release on DVD/Blu-Ray May 24th from LeglessCorpse Films and on VOD this Summer.

Brownrigg strengthened the connection of Basement 2 to his father’s earlier film by casting Camilla Carr in a featured role and revisiting the Trinity Institute (formerly Westminster College) in Tehuacana, Texas, for four weeks of principal filming.

Dallas’ own Andrew Sensenig stars as Dr. William Matthews with Arianne Margot as Dr. Lucy Mills and Frank Mosley as Dr. Lance White. Megan Emerick, who co-wrote the screenplay with Brownrigg, plays a supporting role as Nurse Jennifer. Jim O’Rear and Scott Tepperman are orderlies Billy and Bishop, respectively. Willie H. Minor, Jr. is Sam Withers, the mysterious returning patient.

Brownrigg earned the Best Picture Award at the 2010 Bram Stoker Film Festival for his film Red Victotia.

Don’t Look In The Basement 2 will be available on a 2 disc special edition Blu-Ray and regular edition DVD. Special Edition Blu-Ray includes feature length on-set documentary shot by Jim O’Rear and the original 1973 film. You can pre-order now at LeglessCorpseFilms.com

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