Some Incredible 'Diablo III' Cosplay To Celebrate The Arrival Of 'Reaper Of Souls'

bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 13:00

Did you hear? The long-awaited expansion for Diablo III hits tomorrow and it’s bringing with it a ton of new content. Reaper of Souls introduces a whole new act to the main storyline that follows the fallen angel Malthael who’s on a quest for the Black Soulstone that contains within it the essence of Diablo and his ilk. You can be sure my review is incoming, I only ask that you be patient — this expansion is huge.

To celebrate the arrival of Reaper of Souls, let’s take a minute to enjoy some intensely cool Diablo cosplay. This must’ve taken forever to make, because the attention to detail is ridiculous. Thankfully, we already have a warrior to fight for us, so you don’t need to worry about this well-crafted Diablo running loose.

This is the work of Filipino cosplayer Krizdel Ingreso. You can see how it was made on Facebook.

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Set Visit Coverage: Actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson Talks Godzilla from the Set!

Dread Central - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 13:00

Not unlike the ‘Big G’ himself, our coverage is unstoppable! Up next is an interview with Aaron Taylor-Johnson from the set of Warner Bros. and Legendary’s upcoming May 16 release of Gareth Edward’s reinvention of Godzilla, stemming from our visit to the Vancouver set last June.

Emanating from director Ishiro Honda’s classic 1954 original of the same name, the 2014 Edwards-helmed Godzilla features actors Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”), Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass), Juliette Binoche (The English Patient), David Strathairn (The Bourne Legacy), Elizabeth Olsen and Ken Watanabe, in a script by Max Borenstein, Dave Callaham and Frank Darabont, which pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Mary Parent and Brian Rogers produce alongside executive producers Alex Garcia, Patricia Whitcher, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira.

(Writer’s Note: Spoilers ahead so proceed at your own discretion.)

“They’ve kept it very classic to the original,” Taylor-Johnson, sitting down with us on the massive soundstage, told us between takes of the look of the titular character.

“I never really saw any of the other versions really, but I guess it went more dinosaur/T-Rex. This has gone back to the way it looked in the Toho version. I think Toho has approval to use the original creatures. I think people will be happy.”

As for the narrative of Legendary’s Godzilla, the film takes place in three separate time periods: the 1950’s (in which the U.S. Navy discovers the last surviving member of an ancient radioactive amphibious species surviving under the waters near the Marshall Islands and metes out a failed attempt to kill it with nuclear weapons), the 1990’s (in which the creature arises to smack the crap out of Japan) and in 2014, in which the appearance of creatures known as ‘M.U.T.O.’s’ (kaiju who look vaguely reminiscent of the creature at the center of the feature Cloverfield) appear, which in turn elicits the return of Godzilla from the depths of the ocean.

At its center however is the estranged relationship between Cranston’s character, a scientist obsessed, and his son, ‘Ford’ (Taylor-Johnson), an explosive ordinance disposal expert in the U.S. Navy, whose lives are displaced emotionally and geographically by the appearance of Godzilla and the ramifications of such.

“I think there’s a lot that relates to family in the relationships (of the characters),” Taylor-Johnson offered of the dynamic between his role of ‘Ford Brody’ and Cranston’s patriarchal ‘Joe’.

“You know, I play a father in this also. I guess we’re aiming for a pretty strong story that people can relate to. To make it feel like we can feel sympathy, or feel something towards these characters, and that we can embark on a journey (with them).”

We queried Taylor-Johnson as to whether the introduction of his character in Godzilla takes place during his childhood years, which he confirmed.

“A kid, yeah. And then we jump ahead fifteen years. In the years, in story terms, is when the radiation thing is happening. The monster is generating over that time period.”

As for his preparation in portraying a U.S. Navy specialist, “We have a Marine Sergeant Major, Jim Dever, who has worked (as a military technical advisor) on many films before onset,” said the actor.

“He did Black Hawk Down and Man of Steel, the next ‘Superman’ movie. He does a lot of movies like that, and is working really closely with us. There’s a lot of military stuff going on throughout this (film), so he keeps an eye on everyone. I spent a bit of time with him. It was really great fun; a new experience for me altogether. We have Navy captains on set to approve things and for us to see how they go about doing things. Everything is as accurate as can be.”

Regarding the physical demands inherent, “It’s a very demanding role, so you have to be pretty fit,” stated the twenty-four-year-old British actor.

Obviously a massive undertaking in regards to production, we asked Taylor-Johnson if he himself felt it a ‘massive movie’.

“Not really,” he answered.

“When you think about Gareth Edwards and his ethos of working and what he’s done before, it’s really just as small and intimate as an independent would feel like. It’s very family oriented in a sense. It’s a small group of people and we’re all working together to create great relationships with the filmmakers and producers and the cinematographer (whom) I’ve worked with before. This is my third one with Seamus McGarvey. It doesn’t feel like it’s on a huge scale, and I don’t think I’ve really done much green screen, considering the amount of special effects that will be needed. We’re shooting on location and they put it in afterwards. It’s not being shot in 3D. You don’t get a sense of this huge blockbuster type of feel(ing), but it’s got a raw and intimate energy.”

Given the subject matter, we asked if there is a glimpse of humor within the narrative.

“Not really. It’s more sort of thriller (with) drama and passion,” stated the actor.

“Emotionally in scenes I think I’ve been challenged more so in this than most dramas I’ve been in, which is kind of the reason I wanted to be a part of it. I knew Gareth had such a strong idea of having it full of heart and soul, and he wanted to attack those emotions. It’s really my journey in trying to get my family back together with this thing causing havoc across the world, where you do anything for the one you love.”

As for his perspective of Godzilla itself, “It’s more from the POV of people. You’d be in a car and see it through the (window). It’s like kind of ‘feeling it’. You’re a part of it, the audience. You’re starting to see it, and then it comes on to a TV screen or a news channel. It’s trying to sort of break it up a bit, so it’s not just ‘here’s great big monster fights.’”

We questioned him in regards to the military response to the threat.

“You know, I think it’s the usual thing of being given orders to take something down,” Taylor-Johnson offered.

“They’re also experiencing for the first time how these creatures respond to our weapons and things like that. It’s ongoing. I think the only one who has a different perspective on Godzilla is Ken Watanabe’s character, who is a science technician who has kind of been following it. So you see that through his point of view, what the creatures are capable of.”

Concerning his working relationship with Cranston, “Um, Bryan’s fucking brilliant,” he stated.

“He’s the most professional actor I’ve worked with in a long time. He brings so much energy and preparation (and) he’s always exploring new bits within a scene and giving ideas. It’s what you want, really; someone who will always kind of be there on the other side of the camera to act off of. He’s very giving (and) a warm, wonderful man. He’s really incredible (and) super funny. It’s been great (and I) couldn’t have asked for anything better.”

Given the digital aspects of the production, we queried him on his approach to acting with Godzilla itself.

“There was one time when we were on location... a lot of it is on location, but this is the first time we’ve seen the monster rise up, and I remember saying to Gareth, ‘Well, how big is it then?” And he says, “It’s about 300 feet.’”

Stay tuned for more from producers Alex Garcia and Mary Parent coming soon.

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This 'Godzilla' Poster Shows All!

bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 12:56

This new poster for Warner Bros. Godzilla is the best look at the creature yet, showing a full-frontal look at the giant lizard presumably awakened to save mankind from another giant monster.

In theaters May 16 from Gareth Edwards, the pic is an epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

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New 'Purge: Anarchy' Image Arrives at Your Door

bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 12:50

Via the official Instagram, here’s a new look at The Purge: Anarchy, now opening in theaters July 18, 2014.

The still shows star Frank Grillo arriving at someone’s door, with Michael K. Williams, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez, and Keith Stanfield also starring in the sequel that will finally take to the streets (watch the trailer below).

Returning alongside writer/director/producer James DeMonaco to produce the next chapter of the thriller are Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious), alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers) and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay (Pain & Gain, Transformers), Brad Fuller (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th) and Andrew Form (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th, The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street).

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Buzzed About Feature In the House of Flies Heading to VOD and Limited Theaters in May

Dread Central - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 12:30

Parade Deck Films has acquired worldwide rights to up-and-coming director Gabriel Carrer’s In the House of Flies (review here) from Latefox Pictures and will be giving it a same-day VOD and limited theatrical release in select cities beginning May 9th.

For his third and most diabolical outing as director, Carrer (If A Tree Falls) brings retro 80s psychological terror back to the masses. The film tells the story of Heather and Steven (Lindsay Smith and Ryan Kotack), who find their lives changed forever when they’re suddenly abducted.

The psychological thriller is produced by Carrer, Chad Archibald, Nathan Hawkins, and Dave McLeod. With a killer score by composer Steve MacDougall, the film also features music from 80s icons Saga and Brighton Rock.

“Parade Deck Films is the perfect home for our little movie, and I couldn’t be happier with what plans they have in store for it," says director Gabriel Carrer.

"The moment I first saw this film, I knew Parade Deck Films had to acquire it. It's a terrific thriller, showcasing solid acting from the lead actors, Lindsay and Ryan. I absolutely love In the House of Flies, and I can't wait to share it with audiences worldwide," says co-president and founder of Parade Deck Films, Michael Ingram.

Two young lovers, Heather (Lindsay Smith) and Steven (Ryan Kotack), find their lives inadvertently changed forever when they’re suddenly abducted. With no idea who has taken them, or for what purpose, the couple struggle to escape. Alone, isolated, and imprisoned in a cold, unforgiving basement, Heather and Steve soon find themselves pawns in the psychological game of their captor. In the House of Flies is “intense, horrific, well acted, and thought-provoking” (Dread Central).

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New Godzilla Poster Goes Full Frontal

Dread Central - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 12:15

Patrons of the electronics store FYE will be coming across their very own poster in support of Legendary Pictures' Godzilla, and we have your first look at it right here for you. Check it out. The weeks are ticking away...

In theaters May 16, 2014, an epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

Making his first appearance in 1954 (Gojira), Godzilla is a giant monster that lives in the sea that comes from the ocean to feed on mankind.

Visit the official Godzilla website here.

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[Exclusive] Nexilva Share Their Top 10 Horror Films

bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 12:00

Hailing from Sunderland, England, Nexilva are bringing their own take on what constitutes a horror movie. The band has submitted their own Top 10 Horror Movie list and some of the choices on here might make some readers cry, “Those aren’t horror!” However, with a little bit of an open mind, it’s actually very obvious these selections fall under the umbrella of our genre. Several of these films deal with truly horrific ideas/themes and, at the very least, they have some super creepy imagery contained within. You can check out the list below.

Also, make sure to pre-order the band’s upcoming album Eschatologies via iTunes.

1. The Matrix – This film is the main inspiration for our track ‘Cybernetic Lucidity’. Humans being harvested for energy by sentient machines while existing inside a simulated reality? It doesn’t get much cooler than this!

2. Alien – Intense, terrifying and claustrophobic. Alien is without a doubt a staple film in the sci-fi horror genre, that also paved the way for badass heroines as lead roles.

3. The Book of Eli – Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis and one hell of a plot twist. That is all… oh, and Mila Kunis…

4. 28 Days Later – This film definitely reinvigorated the zombie genre at the time. As gritty and British as they come, 28 Days Later depicts the breakdown of a country a month after a highly contagious virus is accidentally released. Turning humans into rage filled killing machines. The realistic possibility of an outbreak like this actually occurring is what makes this film all the more grim.

5. Resident Evil – Unlike “28 Days Later”, Resident Evil steers clear of the gritty realism and goes for a Hollywood blockbuster feel, which in turn means that the possibilities within the feature are limitless. The first installment of the sequence of films is particularly chilling. Let’s just try and forget they ever made the second film, or the third, or the fourth… or fifth.

6. The Road – A strong contender for one of the most depressing and realistic post-apocalyptic films out there. No zombies or crazy mutants in this one, just the darkest sides of the human condition coming out to play when an ‘every man for himself’ situation arises. This film really shows the dark side of humanity and how prone we are to destroying ourselves. Which is a prevalent theme in the lyrical content for many songs on the album.

7. The Thing (1982) – An 80′s classic. Kurt Russell battles against a parasitic alien life form that can imitate other organisms, in a remote Antarctic research station. The films induces a feeling of paranoia in a claustrophobic environment much like Ridley Scott’s Alien, and it’s use of practical special effects are second to none.

8. Blade – This film features Wesley Snipes as a vampire, who hunts vampires, and doesn’t pay taxes. This action based horror holds jump scares and a deep storyline which pans over 3 gory films. With many a gruesome vampire death, the Blade trilogy holds its place high amongst critics, with an almost comic book level of accentuated violence.

9. Dawn of the Dead (2004) – This modern remake of George Romero’s classic has been dubbed as one of the best modern zombie/horror films of all time. It incorporates both classic shock horror, jump scares and a sprinkling of black comedy, with a terrifyingly intrusive story which thrusts you into the mindset of the characters, and what you yourself would do in the situation of a zombie apocalypse.

10. Black Death – Another gritty British horror/thriller. Set during the time of the bubonic plague in Europe, a group of knights are on a mission to investigate a village that are supposedly bringing the dead back to life. A concept that our new single ‘Necromancer’ is based on. Spoiler alert: Sean Bean dies… surprise surprise.

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Yep, This Is Pretty Much What 'Rust' Is All About

bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 12:00

YouTuber AndrewMFilms has found a hilarious way to wrap up the entirety of what the survival game Rust is all about. This two minute-long video shows a day in the life of the average Joe who makes the unfortunate decision to travel to its unforgiving world, from scavenging for resources to building a base. It ends as it always does, with a random dick’s bullet planted firmly in his head. In Rust, it’s inevitable.

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First Details on the Gave Up the Ghost Segment of Anthology Film Creepers

Dread Central - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 12:00

It was exactly a month ago when we first told you about Creepers aka Horror Anthology Movie Vol. 2, and over this past weekend one of its segments, "Gave Up the Ghost," was filmed. Here's some concept art along with the first details on it.

From the Press Release:
Authors Gregory Lamberson (Carnage Road, The Jake Helman Files) and Jeff Strand (Pressure, I Have a Bad Feeling About This) are collaborating on a film adaptation of Strand's story "Gave Up the Ghost" for the upcoming horror anthology Creepers, executive produced by Mike T. Lyddon of Reel Progress.

Lamberson is producing and directing the short, which Strand adapted himself. Other Creepers entries are based on stories by Joe Lansdale, Edgar Allan Poe, and Lafcadio Hearn. None of the stories have been adapted for film before. "Gave Up the Ghost" was filmed in Buffalo, New York.

"When Mike contacted me about directing a segment of Creepers, I was excited the anthology was being built around literary stories," says Lamberson. "So many horror anthology films fail because they neglect the writing. I've wanted to work with Jeff for a long time and asked him what he had that would make a good short film. His first recommendation is the one we're shooting. He's known primarily as a comedic horror writer even though he writes all types of horror, and we're making a comedy."

Related Story: Production Set to Kick Off on Creepers aka Horror Anthology Movie Vol. 2

"Gave Up the Ghost" is about a desperate novelist (newcomer Drew Bialy) who loses his latest masterpiece when his computer dies. A computer repairman (John Renna, from Lamberson's Slime City Massacre) offers a novel solution to the writer's plight: summoning the ghost of the computer. Paul McGinnis, screenwriter of Lamberson's next feature, Killer Rack, plays the ghost. Additional cast members include Sam Qualiana (The Legend of Six Fingers), Jessica Zwolak (Dry Bones), and Alexander Sloan McBryde (Black Guy on a Rampage). Special make-up and digital effects will be provided by Arick Szymecki.

"As a horror movie fanatic in the 80’s, Slime City was one of my favorites of the splatter classics that I rented, illegally duplicated onto my own VHS tape, and watched repeatedly," says author Strand. "To know that Gregory Lamberson would one day be making a film based on my work would make my teenaged self have a heart attack and die a tragic death.”

"Gave Up the Ghost" will screen at film festivals before being incorporated into Creepers for a DVD release.

For more information visit the official Creepers website.

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Daddy's Little Girl Graduates to DVD in May

Dread Central - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:30

After hitting cable VOD this past January, Chris Sun's revenge thriller Daddy's Little Girl will be landing on DVD in May courtesy of Vicious Circle Films/Breaking Glass Pictures and SlaughterFX. Read on for a look at the flick's new box art.

Writer/director Chris Sun's Daddy's Little Girl will be available on DVD May 13th. The Australian revenge thriller arrives in the US following an impressive festival showing and VOD debut.

At the Pollygrind Underground Film Festival of Las Vegas, Daddy's Little Girl took home the grand jury prize, best director, best overall individual performance by actor Michael Thomson, and best screenplay.

Thomson's co-stars include Billi Baker, Allira Jaques, and Holly Phillips.

After the police find Derek's daughter brutally murdered on the beach, he vows to make the culprit suffer for his actions, even if that person is "part of the family." With careful research into the history of torture, Derek (Thomson) prepares himself and his basement for a week of brutal tactics that will make his daughter's killer feel the pain that he has inflicted upon so many others.

In a time when stranger danger is ever present, a single father learns that it's the ones you trust most who have to be watched the closest.

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Latest Promo for WGN America's Salem Shows No Mercy

Dread Central - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:15

From what we've seen so far, "Salem" looks to be worth checking out when it debuts in a few weeks. Will you be there when a war from hell begins? Here's a new promo to entice you along with a look at Xander Berkeley as the town's chief politician, Magistrate Hale.

In “Salem” witches are real, but they are not who or what they seem. The show, which centers on an epic romance wrapped around this explosive revelation, delivers a bold new vision of Salem – and an even bolder new vision of witches.

Created, executive produced, and written by award-winning writer/producer Brannon Braga (“24,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation, Voyager and Enterprise”) and Adam Simon (The Haunting in Connecticut), “Salem” stars Janet Montgomery (“Human Target,” “Made in Jersey”) as the ruthless but vulnerable Mary Sibley, Salem’s most powerful enchantress, and Shane West (“Nikita,” “ER”) as handsome, hardened war veteran John Alden – and Mary’s onetime love interest.

Co-starring are Seth Gabel (“Fringe”) as local aristocrat Cotton Mather, who fans the flames of Salem’s witch hunt; Ashley Madekwe (“Revenge”) as Mary’s mysterious, carnal accomplice; Xander Berkeley (“Nikita,” “Being Human”) as chief politician Magistrate Hale; Tamzin Merchant (Jane Eyre) as the forthright Anne Hale, an artist with a perilous attraction to Alden; Elise Eberle (The Astronaut Farmer) as the mysteriously afflicted Mercy Lewis; and Iddo Goldberg (“Mob City”) as outcast Isaac Walton.

Introducing @xanderberkeley as Magistrate Hale, #Salem’s chief politician, who believes in pomp and circumstance.

— Salem (@SalemWGNA) March 22, 2014

“Salem,” premiering on Sunday, April 20th, enters the world of the most notorious witch trials in history, a period steeped in fear, suspicion, and hysteria. On an expansive set in Shreveport, Louisiana, built to reflect volatile 17th century Massachusetts, “Salem” explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth behind them.

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30 Upcoming Indie Horror Games You Should Be Excited About!

bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 10:00

Big budget, AAA horror games are so 2012. This is the year of the indies, and to prove it, I’ve gathered a couple dozen upcoming titles — all from small studios, with many being the dev’s first project — that prove you don’t need big teams and mountains of cash to make a horror game that’s worth being excited about.

Dying Light, The Evil Within and Doom 4 are all on my radar, but the following games aren’t afraid to push the envelope and be daring with their concepts, mechanics, and stories.

Read on for my list of 30 Upcoming Indie Horror Games You Should Be Excited About!

If you’d prefer a more in-depth look at five of the following thirty horror games that I, personally, am most excited about, you can get all that and more in the video below.

Among The Sleep (PC, maybe PS4, Xbox One)

What makes it exciting: From Krillbite Studio, Among the Sleep follows a two year-old boy who wakes up alone in his home during a thunderstorm. A familiar setting is warped by the child’s imagination until it resembles a waking nightmare. Not many games place you in the footie pajamas of a toddler — that unique idea alone makes this worth checking out.

When you can expect it: Spring 2014

Ashen Rift (PC)

In the horror FPS game Ashen Rift, it’s you and your pitbull against a crumbling, post-apocalyptic wasteland that’s brimming with monsters. Your goal is to close something called the “Rift,” which is supposedly the cause of the Earth’s falling apart. If it was me, I’d be too busy teaching my dog how to go for the nuts on command to close any rifts. That’s probably why I’ll never be a video game hero.

Unfortunately, hordes of monsters known as Feeders stand in your way, but it’s okay, because you have man’s best friend. See this game in action after the jump.

When you can expect it: TBA

Asylum (PC)

What makes it exciting: Agustín Cordes is a game designer who’s perhaps best known for his creepy horror game Scratches. His next project, the psychological horror game Asylum, takes the terror to a much larger scale, as it’s set in a massive, decaying mental institute. On top of that, it’s story is inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.

When you can expect it: TBA

Caffeine (PC)

What makes it exciting: This one caught my attention only recently, but a series of unsettling teasers have only managed to grow my excitement for this unusual game. Like Among the Sleep, Caffeine follows a young boy who finds himself alone in an eerie environment, only this time the locale is a caffeine mining station in outer space and the horrors that hunt him are most definitely real.

When you can expect it: TBA 2014

Claire (PC)

What makes it exciting: The idea behind Claire is simple: it’s like Silent Hill, if that series was in 2D and had a gorgeous pixelated art style. If you need to be sold after that elevator pitch, I’m afraid I can’t help you.

When you can expect it: TBA 2014

Daylight (PC, PS4)

What makes it exciting: From the makers of the Saw video games, the next horror game from Zombie Studios is the procedurally generated Slender-esque horror game Daylight. It follows a young woman who upon being trapped in a long-abandoned hospital realizes she might not be alone. It’s a horror game of the supernatural variety and it actually finds a novel use for the PS4′s integration by allowing players to trigger in-game scares through the live-stream chat.

When you can expect it: April 8, 2014

Darkwood (PC)

What makes it exciting: Like Daylight, Darkwood uses procedural generation to ensure each playthrough is different from the next. Every time you dive into its creepy, desaturated world, it will be unfamiliar. It also brings with it some of the unforgiving elements of roguelikes, including permanent death.

When you can expect it: TBA 2014

DreadOut (PC)

What makes it exciting: What makes DreadOut exciting? If you’ve been waiting patiently for a new Fatal Frame, it’s mere existence is exciting. More than that, it looks terrifying and comes with a distinct Indonesian flavor.

When you can expect it: TBA 2014

Faceless (PC)

What makes it exciting: This will be the only Slender Man game on this list, but even if you’ve grown tired of the myriad Slender clones we’ve been inundated with over the last two years, Faceless is intriguing because it introduces four-player co-op into the mix. Now you have a friend (or three) to *accidentally* trip as you run from everyone’s favorite Internet-born Cryptid.

When you can expect it: TBA

The Forest (PC)

What makes it exciting: As I said in the video above, The Forest may very well be my most anticipated horror game of 2014. That’s because it looks horrifying, blends two of my favorite movies — Cannibal Holocaust and The Descent — and mixes in an element of Minecraft through base building and resource gathering. Did I mention it looks horrifying?

When you can expect it: May 22, 2014 (Alpha), Full release TBA

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'The Laughing Mask' Completes Filming (Trailer)

bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 09:59

Two years after announcing, The Laughing Mask has completed production.

Here’s a new trailer from the indie horror co-production from America and Brazil from writer/director Michael Aguiar and production house Bravestarr Pictures.

“The Laughing Mask begins with Jake Johnson. After the brutal death of his wife, Jaycee, and the disappearance of his daughter, Barbara, Jake will do whatever is necessary to capture the man the media has dubbed “The Laughing Mask.” As the corpses begin to pile up, Jake has to find help in the detective skills of Kate O’Malley. Together they will play a deadly cat and mouse game with a killer in order to find Jake’s daughter and avenge the death of his wife. But The Laughing Mask knows of Jake’s desires for revenge, and he has plans of his own.

The cast is compromised of several rising stars including Fran Rafferty, Inge Uys, Gabriel Lee, Sheyenne Rivers, Matt Ganey, and Thomas Noel Smith.

The Laughing Mask was shot and completed in Florida over a rigorous 28-day shooting schedule.

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[TV] Kissy New "Rosemary's Baby" Images

bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 09:54

TV Line has a not-so-exciting new look at Zoe Saldana (Star Trek) and Patrick J. Adams (“Suits”) getting it on in NBC’s “Rosemary’s Baby” four-hour miniseries.

We’ve shared the new images, as well as the poster and teaser trailer from the adaptation of the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin. Zoe Saldana plays the new Rosemary.

Red Lights‘ Carole Bouquet, Doghouse‘s Christina Cole and Jason Isaacs also star in the series directed by Agnieska Holland and produced by Lionsgate TV.

It centers on Rosemary Woodhouse (Zoe Saldana), a young wife and would-be mother who, with her husband Guy (Patrick J. Adams), moves into a Paris apartment that has a dark past. After finally getting pregnant, she becomes increasingly suspicious that both her husband and their mysterious neighbors have ulterior motives about the future of her child.

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'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Motion Capture Battle

bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 09:45

Empire posted a pretty cool behind-the-scenes look at Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

What you see is a mo-cap action sequence coming together, with Toby Kebbell’s alpha ape, Koba, tearing his way through a scene at the Ape Village.

In theaters July 11, Matt Reeves directs with Andy Serkis, Keri Russell, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Judy Greer and Jocko Sims starring.

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

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[Exclusive] Go First Person Shooter With A Breach Of Silence's "Night Rider" Video Premiere

bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:00

Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with Australian metalcore band A Breach Of Silence to bring you the exclusive music video premiere for “Night Rider”, which comes from the band’s 2012 album Dead Or Alive. The video, directed by Steven Caldwell, is a heavily stylized first person shooter set in the wild west. Full of six-shooters, spurs, blood and death, you can watch the video below!

You can buy the album via CD, iTunes, or GooglePlay.

From director Steven Caldwell:
Every so often as a filmmaker you get an opportunity to work with an amazing team and create something really special. One of my opportunities came when sitting waiting for a disgustingly boring marketing event to start. I was sitting on one of the top levels of one of the Gold Coast’s tallest buildings while a storm lashed around us when my phone buzzed with a new email. It was an invite from my friend and fellow filmmaker, Caleb Graham, asking me if I’d be interested in Directing and Producing a music video for A Breach Of Silence (ABOS). Having not been familiar with their work, Caleb sent me the link for their previous video, “There Will Be Blood” which I thought was masterfully directed by Caleb and backed up by an incredible sound from the band. I knew this was one of those rare opportunities straight away as this was a band going places.

Now, I was warned going into the meeting that they wanted something ambitious, but then I discovered just how ambitious it was. The boys wanted a “Western” Movie/Video Game style with a large number of extras, all in costume along with an old looking town and great effects, on a budget. I quickly called my usual wardrobe person, Kelly Somers who assured me it could be done and our VFX guy, Kerrod Cooper who was happy to work for a solid week on a tiny budget for the fun of it! Thankfully Blair (from ABOS) had remembered going to the Caboolture Historical Village when young so we quickly locked that in and I went there myself on at least one or two occasions to confirm a deal and also with the band a few times prior to the shoot to go over the creative.

The story of the clip is all the band’s and I take no credit for that. What I did was guide the ship and give the clip that epic feel on a shoestring budget. With about 60 people all in period costume, real guns (many of them), an incredible 1st AD in Darwin Brooks (Australia, Great Gatsby) and a beautiful looking clip (thanks Dave Wayland, DOP) I think we achieved that! 

I’ve always looked to film for inspiration when crafting music videos, giving the clip a genre (love story, crime, etc)  and basing colour palettes, shots and intended cutting rhythm, etc with what is often associated with films in that genre. For “Nightrider” I watched films including “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” for the Western vibe and referenced a lot of comic book movies to give it a slight video game look which is what ABOS was after. I always reminded our crew to think of it as we’re making an epic Western, not a heavy metal clip, so shots needed to hold for a long time with the camera locked off on a tripod with the occasional long, sweeping stedicam shot. Otherwise it would have looked like every other rock/heavy metal clip, just with everyone dressed differently.

Thinking as filmmakers doing a Western, we felt we had a chance to contribute to a reintroduction of the genre to our generation who haven’t seen too many Westerns at all. The video game vibe (i.e. 1st person POV, digital blood, etc) was one way to put a new coat of paint on and the other was a camera & edit technique that I’ve never seen used in film before. The technique makes the video appear as if all is still in the frame except for one element that moves.

As I write this and work putting the finishing touches on the music video, I’m really proud of what we’ve accomplished. I’ve done a lot of music videos over the last few years and this is definitely right up there as one of, if not the best. Together with ABOS, we’ve reinvented the Western, making it cool for video game and heavy metal loving Gen X & Y’ers. I am forever grateful to the boys for inviting me along with them into the Wild West!

A Breach Of Silence online:

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R.I.P. Dave Brockie (AKA Oderus Urungus Of GWAR) Dead At 50

bloody disgusting - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 07:15

UPDATE: There is a statement from the band’s manager below.

Incredibly shocking news has hit the internet as it’s being reported and apparently confirmed that Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus of GWAR, has been found dead in his home at age 50. No cause of death has yet been released.

I’m in complete disbelief. I interviewed Oderus just a few months ago when I saw them play in Harpos. He was hilarious, vivid, and full of life. He was impatient at the time it was taking to set up the recording equipment. I watched as he beat the unholy hell out of some crazed fan who climbed up onto the stage (who had been given several warnings).

I can’t even imagine what is happening within the GWAR camp right now. I send my deepest condolences to his friends and family, as well as the fans of GWAR. This is a horrible day for metal.

Dave, you brought more humor and theatricality to metal in one show than most bands did their entire career. Rest in peace, sir. You will be missed.

Below is one of Brockie’s last tweets as well as a statement from Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe.

Jack Flanagan, manager of GWAR has issued an official statement:
It is with a saddened heart, that I confirm my dear friend Dave Brockie, artist, musician, and lead singer of GWAR passed away at approximately 6:50 PM EST Sunday March 23, 2014. His body was found Sunday by his band mate at his home in Richmond, VA. Richmond authorities have confirmed his death and next of kin has been notified. A full autopsy will be performed. He was 50 years old, born August 30, 1963.

My main focus right now is to look after my band mates and his family. More information regarding his death shall be released as the details are confirmed.

Blythe wrote via his Instagram: “I got a very sad call tonight from my buddy Chris Bopst, who was one of the original members of GWAR. My friend Dave Brockie, a.k.a. Oderus Urungus, the singer of GWAR, has left the building and taken off back to his home planet. He was 50 years old.

“I do not know details of why he died yet, just that he passed away at home and his roommates found him.

“When someone dies, a lot of the time people will say, ‘Oh, he was a unique person, really one of a kind, a true original.’ Most of these people no idea of what they are talking about; they obviously had never met Dave.

The idea of Slayer protesting Westboro church dudes funeral makes about as much sense as the opposite. Hate begets hate, morons. #publicity

— Oderus Urungus (@TheRealOderus) March 22, 2014

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[TV] Next on "The Walking Dead": Season Finale Promo and Sneak Peak Clip!

bloody disgusting - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 22:28

AMC will conclude the fourth season of “The Walking Dead” next Sunday, March 30.

We now have a promo, clip and new poster for the final episode, “A”, in which “many paths collide; Rick faces sheer brutality; the group struggles to survive.

Michelle MacLaren directs the 16th episode that promises a shocker of a finale.

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[TV] The Bell Tolls for "Salem" in Latest Promo

bloody disgusting - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 22:25

The bell tolls for God, love, and death…but never for mercy.

WGNA continues to unroll promos for “Salem,” debuting on WGNA April 20. Check out the latest entitled “The Bell Tolls”.

On an expansive set reflecting volatile 17th century Massachusetts, “Salem” explores what really fueled the town’s infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth behind them.

“Salem” stars Janet Montgomery (“Human Target,” “Made in Jersey”) as the ruthless but vulnerable Mary Sibley, Salem’s most powerful enchantress – and Alden’s onetime love interest; Shane West (“Nikita,” “ER”) as handsome, hardened war veteran John Alden; Seth Gabel (“Fringe”) as local aristocrat Cotton Mather who fans the flames of Salem’s witch hunt; Ashley Madekwe (“Revenge”) as Mary’s mysterious, carnal accomplice; Xander Berkeley (“Nikita,” “The Mentalist”) as chief politician Magistrate Hale; Tamzin Merchant (“Jane Eyre”) as the forthright Anne Hale, an artist with a perilous attraction to Alden; and Elise Eberle (“The Astronaut Farmer”) as the mysteriously afflicted Mercy Lewis.

In “Salem,” witches are real, but they are not who or what they seem. The show, which centers on an epic romance wrapped around this explosive revelation, delivers a bold new vision of Salem – and an even bolder new vision of witches.

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See a New Poster and Sneak Peek of The Walking Dead Episode 4.16 - A; Go Inside Episode 4.15 - Us

Dread Central - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 22:19

The titles for Season 4 of "The Walking Dead" have been sparse and stark, much like these final 8 back-end episodes themselves. Things wrap up next week with Ep. 4.16, "A," and here's a sneak peek plus another new poster, this time featuring our badass returnee, Carol. Will she survive?

In addition, per usual, you can take a quick look back at tonight's Episode 4.15, "Us," if you're so inclined via the following "inside" look and "making-of" videos.

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, "The Walking Dead" stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman, and Sonequa Martin-Green.

The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Tom Luse, and Greg Nicotero.

"The Walking Dead" Episode 4.15 - "Us" (aired 3/23/14)
Faith becomes a survival tool for some fighting to stay alive.

"The Walking Dead" Episode 4.16 - "A" (airs 3/30/14)
Many paths collide; Rick faces sheer brutality; the group struggles to survive. Directed by Michelle MacLaren; written by Scott M. Gimple and Angela Kang.

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

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