Player Beats ‘The Order: 1886′ in Just Five Hours

bloody disgusting - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 12:30

Developer Ready at Dawn’s Steampunk action horror game The Order: 1886 hits this Friday, and yet there are some people who have already wrapped up its tale of an ancient battle between humans and shape-shifting “half-breeds”. One such player is YouTuber PlayMeThrough, who managed to upload a full playthrough of the upcoming game after having beaten it in just five hours.

Their channel has since been suspended and the video removed, but not before it could be shared by enough people who are now worried that The Order doesn’t come with enough content to justify its full retail price. If it can be completed in five hours, without any sort of multiplayer to pad its content, is it worth its price tag?

Obviously, value is relative. It’s also worth mentioning that this player rushed through the game, but even if it wasn’t, this is the same old “quality vs quantity” debate. For me, it’s about the experience. I’ll take a shorter, more memorable experience over one that’s longer and full of fluff.

Ready at Dawn is refusing to talk about it. They even seem a little defensive, though I suppose that’s understandable when you’ve spent several countless hours over several years pouring your blood, sweat and tears into what looks like a very intriguing and undeniably gorgeous game.

The Order: 1886 releases on Feb 20 for the PS4.

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NECA’s 25th Anniversary ‘Predator’: Another Toy Fair Miracle

bloody disgusting - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 12:29

NECA continues their action figure domination with a very special new Predator that commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Dark Horse comic book!

The Dark Horse mini-series followed NYPD Detective Schaefer (Dutch’s brother), whose investigation of a string of brutal murders leads him to an army of Predators ready to converge on the city. This 8” tall figure recreates the Predator’s appearance on the cover of issue #1, and has all-new deco in comic book colors and shading.

Featuring plenty of articulation and a new ceremonial staff accessory. The deluxe window box packaging uses original comic book art and comes with a special bonus: a commemorative mini-comic reprint of Predator #1!

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[TV] Why Hasn’t “The Walking Dead” Spinoff Been Picked Up Yet?!

bloody disgusting - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 12:05

A shocking piece of informations was hiding within an in depth interview with “The Walking Dead” producer Gale Anne Hurd, who tells THR that the Robert Kirkman spinoff series has yet to be picked up, leaving “The Walking Dead” fans in shambles.

Hurd noted that she had just finished the pilot to a “Dead” spinoff on Feb. 6, but shocked us when she said, “We haven’t been picked up to series yet.”

It’s the middle of sweeps and AMC not picking up the spinoff is sort of shocking, especially considering “The Walking Dead” is record-breaking television. I’m on the outside looking in, so my guesses are as good as yours. My thoughts range from AMC brass wanting the show to be different (and better) than “The Walking Dead” (assuming it’s similar) to them fighting producers over budget (again). Who knows, but at the end of the day it would be shocking to see them pass.

The pilot script was reviewed here a few weeks ago, and it sounded pretty cool.

Per Deadline: The untitled “Walking Dead” spinoff, code name “Cobalt,” takes place during the same zombie apocalypse depicted in the blockbuster mothership series but in a different location (Los Angeles). It revolves around a divorced teacher (Curtis) and a guidance counselor (Dickens), who are working together and are in a relationship. The counselor has two children from a previous marriage, played by Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey. She looks like the girl next door but has a darkness to her, a troubled past that will come back to haunt her.

Creator Robert Kirkman talked about it here.

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What’s Your All-Time Favorite Horror Game Sequel?

bloody disgusting - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 12:00

Next week we’ll find out whether or not Resident Evil Revelations 2 is everything fans of the series want it to be with the debut of its first episode. The original Revelations is arguably the most well-liked entry in the series in some time, not counting remasters, so it’ll be interesting to see how Capcom builds off that.

Back in January, I wrote about some of my favorite horror game sequels, and with the launch of Revelations 2 just around the corner, I figured I’d turn the question to you.

What’s your all-time favorite horror game sequel?

It’s a tough question to answer, especially since there are so many great sequels to choose from in the horror genre. Silent Hill 2, Dino Crisis 2, Resident Evil 2, Condemned 2: Bloodshot, System Shock 2, Dead Space 2, Diablo II, Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly, the list goes on…

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Graphic Look at ‘Avenged,’ a Very ‘The Crow’-esque Revenge Thriller

bloody disgusting - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 11:41

Uncork’d Entertainment will release the critically acclaimed Avenged (read our review) in theatres and on VOD on March 6, 2015, and on DVD on April 21, 2015.

In a very The Crow-esque story, after a gang brutalises a deaf girl (Amanda Adrienne), her lifeless body is inhabited by the spirit of a revenge-seeking Apache warrior.

A lethal injection of scares, thrills, romance, and the supernatural, director Michael S. Ojeda’s confronting revenge film “delivers on all levels” (Bloody Disgusting) and “deserves to be viewed, discussed, and then viewed again” (The Horror Honeys).

While traveling across country, Zoe, a lovely deaf mute woman, stumbles on a horrific crime – a gang of rednecks slaughtering two Native American boys. Zoe’s brave attempt to save one of the boys seals her fate. She is captured, raped and left for dead. When an Indian shaman finds her clinging to life in a shallow grave he attempts to save her – but something goes horribly wrong. The spirit of an ancient Apache warrior takes host of Zoe’s dead body. So now she walks amongst the living, hell-bent on getting revenge. One by one she slaughters the men who brutalized her, while the clock ticks away on her quickly decomposing body.

Amanda Adrienne, Rodney Rowland, Marc Anthony Samuel and Tom Ardavany star.

Check out a ton of stills and the cover art below!

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[Review] ‘The Mirror’ Is a Mundane Micro-Horror Bore

bloody disgusting - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 11:39

Last February, an allegedly haunted mirror sold on eBay for $155. The sellers claimed that the mirror hung in their London flat for five months and during that time, they suffered terrible misfortunes and witnessed supernatural activity like flickering shadows reflected in its surface. One owner claims he woke up with red scratches on his midsection. That was the final straw and the duo put the bastard mirror up for sale on eBay, fully disclosing the experience they’ve had with it.

Edward Boase’s The Mirror is apparently inspired by this story. In the film, three London flatmates purchase an antique mirror on eBay and set up 24-hour cameras to capture whatever may go down. They’re doing so in hopes of winning a prove-ghosts-are-real contest with a hefty cash prize being offered by the James Randi Foundation (a real life magician and sceptic who has fiercely challenged paranormal claims throughout his career).

Despite some solid performances from the three leads (Jemma Dallender, Joshua Dickinson, and Nate Fallows) The Mirror is as mundane as found footage can get. There are SO many found footage flicks nowadays that the envelope really needs to be pushed to stand out amongst the dung heap (Open Windows and Exists are two recent examples). The Mirror brings nothing new to the table and even manages to snake some beats from more successful entries like Paranormal Activity. The film actually starts out pretty hopeful, with a sense of unease from the start, but this quickly dissolves into a tedious story where it feels like nothing happens for painfully long stretches.

Much of the film’s 80-minute running time is consumed by the three flatmates bitching one another out. Their dynamic is boring: one wants to believe in ghosts, one doesn’t, the girl whines and cries a lot. It’s deep characterization, man. There are some moments of decent gore, but for some reason they chose to spoil the goriest moment on the movie poster. There’s also an attempt at providing the mirror with some mythological backstory, which would’ve been interesting if it was explored further. When the crux of the film is a haunted object, I wanna know more about its history, dammit! Take The Possession for example. It wasn’t the greatest horror film, but at least it was interesting thanks to all the backstory surrounding the Dybbuk box. I would’ve loved to see more of that detective work in The Mirror. Instead Boase on flirts with its history.

The Mirror is available now on various VOD outlets.

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‘The Babadook’ Visits London, Literally!

bloody disgusting - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 11:34

To celebrate the UK release of The Babadook (review, review #2) on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital, the monster himself flew half way across the world to haunt the streets of London. We have pictures to prove it.

Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her out of control 6 year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a sinister monster he believes is coming to kill them both. When a disturbing storybook called ‘The Babadook’ turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the creature in the book is the monster he’s been dreaming about. His hallucinations spiral out of control and as he becomes more unpredictable and violent, Amelia is genuinely frightened by her son’s behaviour.

But when Amelia begins to see glimpses of a sinister presence all around her, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about – The Babadook – may be real after all…

Directed by visionary first-time director Jennifer Kent, The Babadook looks set to be the most terrifying release of 2015, as well as one of the most critically acclaimed.

Images: ©Rex Features / Tom Dymond

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Toy Fair 2015: Factory Entertainment Unveiling Zombie SWAT Items

Dread Central - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 12:30

Factory Entertainment, Inc., the Concord, California-based producer of licensed toys and collectibles, will be unveiling a brand new and proprietary concept February 14th through the 17th at New York Toy Fair 2015 called SWAT™: Soft Weapons and Tactics.

Read on for the all the details, and if you’re attending Toy Fair, be sure to stop by Factory’s booth, #4952, to see SWAT in action.

From the Press Release:
SWAT™ captures the fun of thematically stylized fantasy weapons, but executed in soft, safe for work and play materials, with sounds specifically tailored to each piece, and is intended for ages 8+. MSRPs range from $9.99 to $39.99.

Factory Entertainment plans to release a wide range of genre-specific SWAT™ items, the first of which, Zombie SWAT™, will be shown at New York Toy Fair and capitalizes on the global pop culture phenomenon of zombies. The initial arsenal consists of the following zombie-fighting weapons:

  • Butcher Knife
  • Machete
  • Nail-Studded Baseball Bat
  • Chainsaw

Each Zombie SWAT™ soft weapon features a series of sounds created specifically for each piece. When activated, the Chainsaw roars to life, while the sound of the undead is heard in the background. The “thwack” of the Nail-Studded Baseball Bat is pleasingly present while warding off the nearing apocalypse, and the Machete “swooshes” cleanly through a broad path of carnage. For close range, the Butcher Knife’s sharp “snikt” delights as it chops down those who seek to chomp “BRAAAAAINS!”

“One of our goals is to anticipate demand,” said Barry Eldridge, Creative Director of Factory Entertainment. “We’ve all read headlines of various diseases running rampant, and we believe that it’s only a matter of time until the zombie outbreak hits!” Eldridge continued, “With our Zombie SWAT™ soft weapons, training to defend yourself from all things ‘Z’ has never been more easy and fun! Wait, do you hear that? Something’s coming… AHHHHHH!”

Mr. Eldridge was unavailable for further comment.

For more information be sure to stop by Factory Entertainment’s booth at New York Toy Fair, #4952. The invitation is open to anyone brave enough to take up the call to soft-arms.

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Minimalist Posters for Famous Movies Using Only Circles

bloody disgusting - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 12:01

Graphic designer Nick Barclay found inspiration in his hatred of Interstellar.

“I came up the idea while sitting through Interstellar and hating it,” Nick tells My Modern Met when we asked him how his new series came about. “It got me thinking about how in 2001: Space Odyssey a circle could be a main character in a film. So I wanted to see how many popular movies I could break down into circles and still be recognizable.”

The result is a series of minimalist posters for famous films created using only circles. And it’s wonderful.

All are available for purchase here, while other link will take you to the entire series.

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Women in Horror Month – Exclusive Interview With Jessica Cameron

Dread Central - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 12:00

Actress-producer-director Jessica Cameron is actively breaking gender stereotypes in the horror genre. Her multi-award-winning directorial debut, Truth or Dare, is set for distribution this year, and her new film, Mania, is in its final editing stages. She has too many films to count in various stages of production, all while traveling to film festivals and actively connecting with her fans through social media.

Jessica took some time out of her busy schedule to talk with us about her experience as a woman in horror and some of the projects she’s looking forward to this year.

Dread Central: You started your career in fashion before jumping into acting and are now producing and directing films. How has your background shaped where your career is heading?

Jessica Cameron: Honestly, my fashion background has shaped very little related to my career in film. I was raised in a family who ran their own successful company, and that has shaped every element of who I am today, including my work ethic. I was raised in a home where everyone living under the roof was expected to work seven days a week in some form or another. Growing up, I would go to school Monday through Friday and work the evenings and weekends, so working sixteen hours a day on a film set feels oddly normal to me. My father always said that the key to success was being the first to arrive every morning and the last to leave every night. Words that guide me to this day.

DC: What are some of the challenges you face as a woman filmmaker?

JC: I think it would be a shorter list to name the things that are NOT a challenge. Honestly, it’s tough. Every room I walk into, I have to prove that I deserve to be there as much as the male counterparts. So many still in our genre don’t want to take women seriously. I have even had other directors and producers assume that I could not possibly be a real horror fan, to the point that they have quizzed me! (Yes, I pass every time, silly boys.) Even managing a set, when I am the one paying people, there are always a few men that take issue with that and who don’t give me the respect that they give their male co-workers. You would think if they took a job from a woman that they would not have this issue, but alas, some do. Needless to say, I don’t work with people like that a second time. Even the press can be so sexist at times. I cannot tell you how often I see personal attacks in articles related not only to myself, but other women filmmakers, usually in reference to their looks, dress, opinions, etc. Meanwhile, I never see male filmmakers getting attacked for their looks, outfit, etc. I have pointed it out to a few of them, and in one case the writer’s response was literally that I was being a “princess” for complaining. More people need to step up and respond when they see sexist and derogatory comments in articles. It’s not acceptable.

DC: You’ve definitely earned your title as a “scream queen.” Does that title make you feel limited to acting in the horror genre?

JC : Not at all. I feel honored that people care enough to give me the title! I love the horror genre so I am pleased to work so much in it. I personally don’t find the other genres as fun to work in either, and at the end of the day I need to love what I am working on to give it my all. Any day that I get to act is a great day; if it’s in a horror film, that just means that it’s going to be even better! I have worked in other genres, but horror will always be my favorite to watch and act in!

DC: Let’s talk about your weaponry experience. You are a badass.

JC: Thanks! I have been blessed to have worked in more then a few films that have required weapons training. I love the educational aspect of it so I jump in every chance I get to do any type of training. It really helps me connect with my character. The whip is probably my favorite weapon to play with, and if you don’t think that it’s a weapon, let me assure you that it’s quite dangerous if you know how to use it. I can toss lightweight objects from one side of the room to the other, I can cut you, immobilize you, etc. And it’s a lot of fun. I have also received sniper training, various gun training, various sword fighting training, some hand-held combat, tumbling, and kicking training, too.

DC: The LGBT community is very underrepresented in the horror genre. Your upcoming film, Mania, is a “fucked up lesbian love story.” How can other horror writers involve LGBT characters without stigmatizing them?

JC: Honestly, I think just by living without judgement and then writing without judgement. Your characters should be who they are meant to be, and they should be well developed and realistic, at least in my opinion. I also think it’s important to tell original stories – ones that have yet to be told and ones that connect to current audiences. I was blessed to get to meet some active members in the LGBT community when we toured with Truth or Dare, and they are some of my favorite people to this day. With Mania, I just saw this wonderful couple, who loved each other so much that they would fight for the other, and in my mind they were both women.

DC: What women have inspired you in your career? Whom do you learn from?

JC: As an actress I look towards the original scream queen herself, Jamie Lee Curtis. I have so much respect for her, how she has handled her career and her personal life, the projects she selects, etc. As a filmmaker, the Soska Sisters are a never-ending source of inspiration. They also happen to be the most intelligent, passionate, beautiful women I have ever known. Also Mary Harron, whose film American Psycho is one of my all-time favorites; Jennifer Lynch, who’s fought to carve her own path in the film world regardless of who her father is; and of course Jennifer Kent, whose film The Babadook was one of my favorites in 2014! Also, though not female, Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett write really original and strong and vibrant female leads in their films. More, please!

DC: You always talk about how important it is to share what you love. What projects from other women in horror are you excited about?

JC: Pain Killer Jane from the Soska Sisters tops the list. This will be the first time we get to see a strong, female comic book character written and directed true to the material. Any project from Gigi Saul Guerrero. She created some of my favorite short films. I am eagerly waiting for her to tell a longer story. I will be first in line! Jacqueline Ess from Jovanka Vuckovic, which is a tale from Clive Barker that I love. I just know Jovanka is going to go full throttle with it!

DC: What projects can we expect from you in 2015?

JC: Truth or Dare will be released, which is very exciting. I cannot wait to share this film with the masses. Mania is finishing the edit at this moment, and I cannot wait to show the world my little fucked up lesbian love story. Kill the Production Assistant (which is the documentary on the making of Mania and Desolation) will get completed and be the first truthful look at no-budget indie filmmaking in a feature-length film from my dear friend and wonderful filmmaker Aaron Lane. Desolation, Save Yourself, and A Grim Becoming are all scheduled to start screening at film festivals this year, and Utero is currently being marketed. I have a few more offers on the table for this year but never like to reveal my hand till the contracts are signed! Stay tuned…

DC: What would your message be to other women wanting to get involved in the horror industry?

JC: Understand your boundaries and morals and stick to them! Lots of people will try and get you to compromise in the film industry, and for the most part you will have to comply with them (in terms of acting or actors, casting, locations, schedules, budgets, marketing, etc.), but never compromise your morals and personal boundaries, whatever they may be!

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Exclusive: Craig Engler Talks Z Nation and What’s Ahead in Season 2

Dread Central - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:30

One of the most surprising things on TV last year was Syfy and The Asylum’s “Z Nation.” In the end the show was a lot of fun and home to some of the finest zombie carnage found on TV (and yes, that includes “The Walking Dead”). Bold statement I know, but when you have set-pieces like the Liberty Bell rolling over re-animated corpses or full-on death-by-blender, it’s kind of hard to not appreciate the creativity and awesomeness.

With the show now on DVD, we took the time to talk with one of its creators, Craig Engler, about what came to pass as well as what’s to come.

It’s super-important for us to come up with new zombies and zombie deaths,” says Engler of the series’ main attraction. “We talk about it a lot. We talk about what kinds of zombies there can be. Our show has introduced several different kinds of the living dead, my favorite being the nuclear zombies. In Season 2 we have some really cool things planned. Stuff people haven’t seen before. It’s very important for us to have good and fun zombie kills. That’s what people look forward to. If you just kill the zombies the same way every time, it gets a little boring. We’re always thinking like, ‘Okay, what’s in the environment? If you have an unarmed character in a particular environment, what’s he gonna grab?’ We go into things like what would be around and what would be fun?!?

He adds, “Syfy keeps pushing us to do more and go farther [in terms of the show’s gore]. I’m not going to use the word ‘tasteful’ because I don’t think that’s really applicable to our show, but as long as it’s done well and in the spirit of the show, they’re totally happy. In fact, one of my friends is the network executive who we deal with; he literally just sent me an e-mail yesterday which read, ‘Keep pushing it! We want cool, big, crazy stuff.’ What other studio would tell you to keep pushing the envelope? I was like, ‘Yes! We will do that!

I see people online all the time who say things along the lines of ‘I don’t know what this is, but now it’s my favorite show’ or ‘I thought this was gonna be terrible, but now I can’t wait for every episode,’” Engler said of the public reaction to “Z Nation.” “I always felt that if we could get people to tune in, they would really like it. I love ‘The Walking Dead,’ and our show does share a few things with it, but I wanted to make a show with more action and humor. I’m really gratified to learn that people are enjoying it as I thought that they would. There’s this crazy statistic that there were 330 new dramas or dramas with new episodes that either debuted or returned on TV, so trying to get people to find your show among literally 100s of others is very tricky.

I can’t talk too much about it, but there’s an idea that’s come up for Season 2 that we definitely haven’t seen before in the zombie world,” Engler continues, “and I’m a HUGE zombie fan thanks to the Romero movies and the dawn of the modern zombie as we know it. Whenever we can do something that is new and innovative that we know people are going to like, we jump at the chance. We have several moments like that coming up.

So, beyond Season 2 we were wondering of there was an endgame for the show or if they were working from a specific timetable. “[Showrunner and co-creator] Karl Schaefer and I have talked a little bit about a possible ending. He has a vision for the show’s end which matches the one that I had in mind when I came up with the idea of ‘Z Nation.’ He even has the final scene in mind. We can either take our time getting there, or we can rush depending on what’s going on with the show. It’s an ending which you could see in 5 seasons, you could see it in 7 seasons… or… if something went drastically wrong, we could probably wrap it up quicker. There’s definitely an endgame in mind, but there’s definitely a lot of ground to cover between now and when we get there. What’s really exciting to me about that is I don’t think anyone has any idea where the show is gonna go. I don’t even think this season is gonna go where they think it’s gonna go… in a good way.

“Z Nation” Season 1 stars Tom Everett Scott (“Southland”), DJ Qualls (“Supernatural”), Michael Welch, Kellita Smith, Anastasia Baranova, Russell Hodgkinson, Keith Allan, and Harold Perrineau (“Lost,” “Oz”). The show is executive produced by Karl Schaefer (“Eerie Indiana”, “The Dead Zone”), who is also the showrunner.

“Z Nation” starts three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country. A team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood. Although the antibodies he carries are the world’s last, best hope for a vaccine, he hides a dark secret that threatens them all. With humankind’s survival at stake, the ragtag band embarks on a journey of survival across three thousand miles of rusted-out post-apocalyptic America.

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Director Tricia Lee Celebrates Women in Horror Month by Announcing One Drop

Dread Central - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:15

February is Women in Horror Month, and few women are working harder in the genre than Tricia Lee. The director of the award-winning films Silent Retreat and Clean Break has been pounding the pavement to secure financing for her next film, One Drop, and we have all the details right here.

One Drop tells the story of Ellie, a drug addict who overdoses and wakes up in the basement of a medical facility. Everyone around her is dead, and she is suddenly nine months pregnant.

With a strong creative team including her long-time partner in crime, writer Corey Brown; co-producer Brigitte Kingsley (The Door, The Dark Rising franchise); and executive producer Michael Baker (Backcountry, Weirdsville), Tricia is thrilled to start shooting her next terrifying vision.

Not only is Tricia a creative director, she’s also a strong and tenacious entrepreneur. Ever since she stepped off the set of Silent Retreat, Tricia has put on her producer hat and hit the ground running on the business plan for her next project. After two years of pitching to angel investors, Tricia is looking forward to putting her director’s cap back on and getting those creative juices flowing again. With many ups and downs along the way, it’s looking like she will able to hit her target shoot date of April 2015.

But before she shoots, Tricia will be making a short jaunt over to Brussels, Belgium, as she was selected to participate in the Frontières@Brussels co-production market that focuses solely on genre projects. Attached to the Brussels International Fantastic Festival (BIFFF), Frontières selects 24 projects from Europe and North America to come together for three days to pitch, network, and create genre magic.

Women in Horror month shines a bright light on the hardworking, visionary filmmakers who are adding a new, female-driven perspective to horror flicks. Tricia’s films have been praised for their strong female leads, and One Drop follows suit. She is excited to be working in a genre that is consistently breaking new ground and can’t wait to get those blood pumps spraying again in 2015!

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Old-School Stop-Motion Inspires “Frankulstein”

bloody disgusting - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:08

Directed by Marie Lechevallier, check out this gorgeous stop-motion animated short that was created old-school using puppets.

“Frankulstein,” a reimagining of the 1931 Frankenstein, was done in cooperation between Volda University College (animation department) and ULSTEIN (a provider of ship designs, shipbuilding and solutions in power and control systems, heavylift, crane & barge services).

Check out some behind the scenes photos.

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Dread Central - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:00

We sat through HOURS upon HOURS of submissions for our fan-driven anthology with Ruthless Pictures, entitled Zombieworld, and with its release on the horizon, we now are unveiling the official list of winners.

Zombieworld was put together for one reason and one reason only… okay, two. First and foremost is to give indie filmmakers a spotlight to get their stuff seen on a worldwide scale, and thanks to RLJ Entertainment and Image Entertainment, that’s exactly what it’s going to do. The second reason… FUN!

What we have here is a grab bag of zombie-themed mayhem that’s home to something for everyone. From the insanely absurd to the dead serious, Zombieworld proves it has guts to spare, and hopefully that means you’ll have a great time watching it. You just never know what you’re going to see next, and that’s that beauty of it!

So which films and directors made the cut? Congratulations to:

Vedran Marjanović for “How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse”

Tommy Woodard for “Dead Stop”

Luke Asa Guidici for “Certified”

Zach Ramelan for “Dead Rush”

Jonathan Brown and Phil Haine for “I Am Lonely”

Adam O’Brien for “Apocalypse Marathon”

Paul Shrimpton for “Teleportal”


Cameron Machullough for his GRAND PRIZE winning entry – “Home”

Zombieworld Release Details:
Image Entertainment, in association with Dread Central, announces the DVD and digital download release of Zombieworld. The no-holds-barred, post-apocalyptic film will be available on DVD for an SRP of $27.97 on February 24, 2015.

Zombieworld is a collection of short films focusing on survivors across the world as they struggle to overcome horrifying circumstances when a pandemic brings forth a zombie apocalypse. The collection of blood and guts is brought to life by a group of new and up-and-coming directors from around the world, including Adam Myette O’Brien, Adriàn Cardona, Cameron McCulloch, David Muñoz, Jared Marshall, Jesse Baget, Jonathan Brown, Luke Giudici, Paul Shrimpton, Peter Horn, Tomy Woodard, Vedran Marjanovic, and Zach Ramelan. Each director brings his or her take to a world of mayhem now populated with flesh-eating corpses. Among the brilliant shorts to be included in Zombieworld is Peter Horn and Jared Marshall’s “Dark Times,” a blood-splattered scamper through the woods shot entirely in POV, where zombies, aliens, and even Santa Claus make an appearance.

In Zombieworld there is nowhere to hide…nowhere to run. The zombie apocalypse has come, and our world now belongs to the dead! From Ireland, Canada, Australia, Europe, and all over the U.S., the bone-chilling news reports tell the same gruesome tale: Walking corpses terrorize and devour the living. Only a few desperate humans find the courage to stand and fight for their last chance at survival. But the hordes of undead keep coming, and there’s only one thing on the menu – us.

The DVD will also include the bonus short film “Marathon Apocalypse.”

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NSFW: KNTRLR “Halogen” Video Premiere (Exclusive)

bloody disgusting - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:00

Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with electronic group KNTRLR to bring you the music video premiere for “Halogen”, a grindhouse-style video that is definitely NSFW. The track comes from the band’s upcoming album The Great Filter, which comes out February 24th via Goodnight Records (pre-order via iTunes).

The video shows a man who becomes obsessed with a gorgeous woman (portrayed by model Sarah Varacalli) at a bar/dance club. He then pursues her to the local motel, where things become a bit violent and naughty. The video is NSFW due to nudity and strong sexual themes, so be careful where you watch it.

If you dig the track as much as I did, it’s available for a free download. Just click on the download button on the Soundcloud stream below and it’s yours!

KNTRLR online:
Official Website

Tour dates:
2/18/2015 Wednesday Los Angeles CA The Lexington Theater
2/19/2015 Thursday Long Beach CA The Prospector
2/21/2015 Saturday San Francisco CA Submission
2/28/2015 Saturday New York NY Gutter

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‘Big Game’ Trailer Introduces a Certified, Grade-A Psychopath!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 10:20

Mike Pereira raved about Big Game (review) when he caught the World Premiere at this past September’s Toronto International Film Festival.

Said to be like a PG-13 Ambling adventure film, “The fate of the most powerful man in the world lies in the hands of a 13-year old boy. Plunged into a deadly game of cat and mouse with only hours to spare, Oskari and the President must team up to survive the most extraordinary night of their lives.

Empire has a second trailer for the film starring Samuel L. Jackson, Onni Tommila, Ray Stevenson, Jim Broadbent and Mehmet Kurtulus.

Directed by Jalmari Helander, eOne will release in the UK on May 8, 2015. Hopefully a U.S. date is following.

If the trailer doesn’t load, click here to watch.


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Stream Music From The Upcoming ‘Cannibal Holocaust’ OST

bloody disgusting - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 10:00

Coming very soon via Mondo/Death Waltz will be the vinyl release of Cannibal Holocaust, which was composed by Riz Ortolani. This release marks the first time that the soundtrack will be available on vinyl. It will feature art by Jock and be released on a stunning “Green Inferno” variant.

Death Waltz/Mondo label manager Spencer Hickman states:

One thing that always stuck out like a sore thumb when viewing Cannibal Holocaust was Riz Ortolani’s score, which is beautifully composed, and recorded, offering a mix of traditional orchestration and early synth work. As a stand alone piece of music it’s staggering and I honestly think that if Cannibal Holocaust had a more traditional horror score it would be even more uncomfortable to sit through. As it stands, Maestro Ortolani’s score offers some respite from the violence onscreen and the juxtaposition between the sights onscreen and musical soundtrack have in my opinion never been bettered.

To tease the upcoming release, three tracks from the soundtrack have been made available for streaming, which you can listen to below.

Mondo will also be hosting an “Anti-Valentine’s Day” feast during a screening of the film. More details on that can be found here.

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Dimension’s ‘Regression’ Trailer, In English This Time!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 10:00

Yesterday we were the very first to share with you international trailer and poster for Academy award winner Alejandro Amenábar’s (The Sea Inside, The Others) Regression, although the trailer wasn’t in English. Now, below we have added for you an English-language version that was released on the heels of our discovery. Again, watch closely and you’ll see the Reaper from Bogus Journey.

Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke (Before Midnight, Training Day) and Emma Watson (Noah, Harry Potter) star in the film that looks to be heavily based around a cult. Regression sees the return of Amenábar to genre, where he previously had great success with Dimension Films’ The Others, which grossed over $200 million worldwide.

Minnesota, 1990. Detective Bruce Kenner (Ethan Hawke) investigates the case of young Angela (Emma Watson), who accuses her father, John Gray (David Dencik), of an unspeakable crime. When John unexpectedly and without recollection admits guilt, renowned psychologist Dr. Raines (David Thewlis) is brought in to help him relive his memories and what they discover unmasks a horrifying nationwide mystery.

Regression also stars David Thewlis (The Fifth Estate, Harry Potter), David Dencik (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo) , Dale Dickey (Winter´s Bone, True Blood), Lothaire Bluteau (The Tudors) and Devon Bostick (Diary of a Wimpy Kid).

TWC-Dimension will distribute the film in the United States.

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‘The Lazarus Effect’ Clip Returns From Death!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 09:49

In this new clip from Relativity Studios’ The Lazarus Effect, opening in theaters February 27, 2015, Olivia Wilde returns from the dead only to ask, “Did I just die?” Creepy!

Evan Peters and Donald Glover also star in the pic about a group of medical students who discover a way to bring dead patients back to life.

David Gelb directs.

“THE LAZARUS EFFECT follows a group of researchers led by Frank (Mark Duplass) and his fiancée Zoe (Olivia Wilde) who’ve achieved the unimaginable- bringing the dead back to life. After a successful, yet unsanctioned, trial on a newly deceased animal, the team is ready to unveil their breakthrough to the world. When the dean of their university learns of their underground experiments, their project is unexpectedly shut down and their materials confiscated.

Frank, Zoe and their team (Donald Glover, Sarah Bolger and Evan Peters) take matters into their own hands, launching a rogue attempt to recreate their experiment, during which things go terribly wrong and one of their own, Zoe, is horrifically killed. Fueled by terror and grief, Frank pushes them to do the unthinkable: attempt to resurrect their first human test subject.

Initially, the procedure appears a success, but the team soon realizes something is wrong with Zoe. As her strange new persona reveals itself, the team quickly becomes stuck in a gruesome reality. They are no longer faced with the question of whether they can bring someone back to life- but rather, the wrath of her return.”

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[TV] Another Joins “Scream Queens”

bloody disgusting - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 09:45

The pack of “Scream Queens” is growing as the series has added actress Skyler Samuels to its ensemble cast as a series regular, Variety writes.

Samuels joins previously announced stars Lea Michele, Joe Manganiello, Abigail Breslin and Keke Palmer. Nick Jonas and Ariana Grande are set for guest roles.

Samuels had a recurring role on Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” playing Bonnie.

“The first installment in the new anthology series revolves around a college campus which is rocked by a series of murders.”

The Fox comedy-horror anthology series hails from 20th Century Fox TV and Ryan Murphy Television. Murphy will exec produce with “Glee’s” Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan and Dante Di Loreto.

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