Indie Horror ‘Caffeine’ Announced for Xbox One

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 18:07

The story behind the upcoming indie horror game Caffeine is a rough one. Crowdfunding attempts fail all the time, but despite its original, albeit strange, premise and stunning visuals, all three of developer Incandescent Imaging’s funding attempts have been unsuccessful.

I think the issue lies with the footage. Every video I’ve seen makes it looks like a tech demo, rather than a trailer for a horror game. The trailers are visually impressive, but they don’t even hint at its story, which follows a child aboard a caffeine mining starship where everyone has vanished except for a sinister creature that still lurks in the shadows.

That doesn’t seem to have slowed it down, as it was announced at GDC that the game will be bringing its caffeinated brand of psychological terror to the Xbox One later this year.

I spent some time with one Caffeine’s earlier demos. Feel free to check it out below.

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Capcom is Adding Co-op to ‘Resident Evil Revelations 2′

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 17:05

Look, Capcom isn’t perfect. Like everyone else, they make mistakes. Lots of mistakes. Lots and lots of mistakes. One of their more recent fumbles regarded the PC version of Resident Evil Revelations 2, which launched without local co-op — a feature that exists on every other platform — without letting anyone know.

PC gamers were understandably upset, and while most of them turned their anger toward the publisher, others used it to remedy the problem. Realizing they done fucked up yet again, Capcom has decided to do what modders have been doing for a week now and add local co-op to the game themselves.

In an announcement on the game’s Steam page, Capcom said they’ve started working on the issue.

Hello RE fans,

Following Resident Evil Revelations 2 PC player feedback, we’ve got some new information to share. The development team has been exploring various options and we’re in the process of creating a way for players to utilize a local co-op feature

Soon we plan to release a beta branch on Steam which will allow two players to play the Story and Raid modes locally via a split screen. We want to get this feature in the hands of our PC players as soon as possible, so this option may not be 100% polished when it is released. Feedback from those who try it out is welcomed. For anyone who isn’t satisfied with this option, refunds are available through Steam.

We’ll have more specific news to share when the beta branch goes live, so please stay tuned.

If you’d like to try out the beta patch, you can find it here.

The first episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 released last week, followed by the second, which arrived today. The third episode is scheduled to arrive on March 10 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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Don’t Get too Spooked by This ‘White Night’ Launch Trailer

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 16:36

This week is insane. Yesterday, Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 suddenly released on Steam, followed by the arrival of Resident Evil Revelations 2′s second episode, then we’re getting the “narrative survival horror game” White Night and the point-and-click horror adventure game Tormentum tomorrow, then the Zombie Army Trilogy caps it all off on Friday.

I love this job, but I’m also fond of the sun, and I fear I won’t be seeing it for some time.

Heavily inspired by early survival horror games like Alone in the Dark and Resident Evil, White Night is an atmospheric love letter to the genre that draws you into its creepy abandoned mansion with a striking black and white art style and an engrossing story brimming with horror and mystery.

White Night releases tomorrow for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

For a full rundown of all the horror games coming out this month, I highly recommend you take a moment to peruse bazillion this handy guide.

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Which American Horror Story Character Are You?

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 16:00

With all the news coming out about the next season of American Horror Story, I think we should look back at all the fascinating characters that have been a part of the series. From naughty nuns to wicked witches, crafty clowns to ghastly gimps (that was fun), the series has presented some off the wall characters that are well deserving of our attention. So why not have a bit of fun and see how our personality relates to one of the characters in the show!

Below is a quiz that asks 10 simple questions to find our which of the show’s unique characters you are.

I got Tate Langdon, which reads:

You’re a trapped soul in deep denial about your past. You want to be better and you try, but there is something inside you that is holding you back. Until you take responsibility for your actions you’ll forever be lost.

Take the quiz and let us know your results in the comments!

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Nasty Sound Effects Highlight ‘Nina Forever’ Trailer!

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 14:34

Holly loves Rob and tries to help him through his grief – even if it means contending with his dead girlfriend Nina, who comes back, bloody and broken, every time they make love.

Premiering at the upcoming SXSW Film Festival, we now have the first trailer for Chris Blaine and Ben Blaine’s Nina Forever, starring Abigail Hardingham, Cian Barry, Fiona O’Shaughnessy, Elizabeth Elvin, David Troughton.

The festival trailer opens with a clip that’s highlighted by super gross sound effects. It’s followed by a bloody montage of shots that definitely pimp out this “fucked up fairy tale”.

Holly wants to save Rob, has fallen in love with him. She is training to be a paramedic and works a dead end job in a supermarket where Rob is the only remarkable thing; lost and angry since the death of his girlfriend Nina.

Drawn into a relationship, the first time they’re in bed together so is Nina. A tangled and bloody mess of broken limbs, she is very much dead but still here, still talking, still angry…

However Holly doesn’t freak out and run – she is determined to be the one who heals Rob’s wounds. She can deal with the dead girl sharing their bed, their lives, their minds. If it’s what Rob needs, it’s what Holly will do, whatever the consequences…

Nina Forever will premiere at the SXSW Film Festival March 14, with additional screenings March 17 and 20.

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Is the Robot Truly Evil In This ‘Ex Machina’ Trailer?!

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 14:22

Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller, Ex Machina. Ahead of the SXSW premiere a trailer has been booted up and really plays up the red herring angle, like, a lot. There’s a lot of playful confusion thrown at the viewer, making it unclear who the real antagonist is: the robot, or the scientist who created her. Oh, and the robot gets sexy by putting on some lingerie, that was interesting…

Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company’s brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac).

Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test—charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan’s latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated––and more deceptive––than the two men could have imagined.

Ex Machina hits theaters April 10.

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‘Lake Placid vs Anaconda’ Premiering This April

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 14:09

Syfy has set a premiere date for Lake Placid vs Anaconda, which pits two franchises against each other in a made-for-TV movie.

A production of UFO Films, look for it to premiere on Saturday, April 25th @9PM.

In first details, “Killer crocodiles and giant anacondas clash in this thriller about corporate greed and science gone wrong.

It stars Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Yancy Butler (Kick Ass) and Corin Nemec (“Stargate SG-1″).

There have been four Lake Placid films, with the last being the 2012 home video sequel Lake Placid: The Final Chapter. The first, starring Bridget Fonda, Bill Pullman, and Oliver Platt, took in $34M for Fox back in 1999.

There are also four Anaconda films, with the last being the 2009 Anacondas: Trail of Blood. Sony’s 1997 Anaconda, starring Ice Cube, Jon Voight, Jennifer Lopez, and Eric Stoltz, made $65M at the box office.

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[TV] “iZombie” Trailer Eats Brains for Clues

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 14:03

She’s not just a badass…she’s a dead, alabaster one.

CW released a new TV Spot for “iZombie,” premiering Tuesday, March 17th at 9:00pm. In it, we learn about how Olivia “Liv” Moore can eat brain and receive clues from doing so…

Olivia “Liv” Moore was a rosy-cheeked, disciplined, over-achieving medical resident who had her life path completely mapped out…until the night she attended a party that unexpectedly turned into a zombie feeding frenzy. Now as one of the newly undead, Liv is doing her best to blend in and look as human as possible. Her appearance passes for “Goth,” with shockingly pale skin and nearly white hair, and her demeanor has gone from exuberant to exhausted.

The change in Liv is baffling to her former fiancé, Major, her mother, Eva, and her best friend and roommate, Peyton, who still has the high-energy, Type-A personality that Liv has completely abandoned. Despite her post-traumatic ennui, Liv has devised a clever way to resist her baser urges to devour fresh human brains – she’s taken a job in the Seattle coroner’s office. In this appropriately dead-end job, Liv can secretly snack on the brains of the many Jane and John Doe corpses that make a final stop in the morgue. Despite carefully covering her tracks, Liv’s brilliant but eccentric boss, Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti, discovers her secret and is surprisingly excited about the scientific possibilities. Dr. Ravi even helps Liv in her search for Blaine, the zombie responsible for her current undead status.

Even with her boss’ enthusiasm, Liv remains resigned to an eternity as a zombie without hope or purpose – until she realizes that with every brain she consumes, she retains a portion of that person’s memories. Liv suddenly begins to experience disturbing and often violent visions from the point of view of the murder victims. Much to the surprise of Dr. Ravi and homicide detective Clive Babineaux, Liv often has detailed knowledge of crime scenes and motives that she can’t easily explain. Posing as a psychic, she works with Detective Babineaux to investigate these crimes and discover who is responsible. It’s not the same as being alive again, but at least she can find purpose in her undead existence by helping Clive solve the murders of those who are indeed fully dead.

The series stars Rose McIver (“Masters of Sex,” “Once Upon a Time”) as Liv, Malcolm Goodwin (“Breakout Kings”) as Clive Babineaux, newcomer Rahul Kohli as Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti, Robert Buckley (“One Tree Hill”) as Major Lilywhite and David Anders (“Once Upon a Time,” “The Vampire Diaries”) as Blaine DeBeers.

Based upon characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and published by DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, iZOMBIE is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Rob Thomas (“Veronica Mars,” “Party Down,” “Cupid”), Diane Ruggiero-Wright (“Veronica Mars,” “The Ex List,” “That’s Life”), Danielle Stokdyk (“Veronica Mars,” “Party Down,” “Cupid”) and Dan Etheridge (“The Carrie Diaries,” “Veronica Mars,” “Party Down”).

“iZombie” premieres Tuesday, March 17 at 9/8c.

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[Advance Review] “Nailbiter” #11 Shows How Buckaroo Makes A Butcher

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:58

“Nailbiter” has always been coy about the slow game it’s playing. Edward Charles Warren stands at the center of it all, toying with the reader. Taunting them to read on, and if your anything like Nicholas Finch, you’ve wanted to beat the answers out of The Nailbiter for some time now. Well with issue 11 you’ll get your wish, but it comes with a great cost, an unprecedented level of violence.

Not our exclusive cover, but I couldn’t resist. Riley Rossmo – everybody.

WRITTEN BY: Joshua Williamson

ART BY: Mike Henderson

PUBLISHER: Image Comics

PRICE: $2.99

RELEASE: April 1, 2015

The Nailbiter has always been the center of this book, even when Williamson has gone out of his way to show us that things are much larger than the titular killer. But, being a reader and being a protagonist are two very different things. Finch can’t see the forest for the trees. He’s become fixated and dependent on Warren for answers, and that will be his undoing. The over-arching question of how Buckaroo makes a butcher may finally be answered in this issue, and it’s much simpler than you could ever imagine.

At its core “Nailbiter” seems to be about obsession. One way or the other every character has an preoccupying theory that drives them to treat people a certain way. Each of the killers are obsessed in their own right, Finch needs the truth, and well Warren, he’s really got a thing for nails. We get to see how deep these compulsions go, and it’s not pretty. As they build from fascination to obsession and boil over with delusion they push a person into a new state of mind.

So Issue 11 begs the question of the nature/nurture debate. It doesn’t necessarily rest its case on either side, but it makes a compelling argument for something so simple that it can’t be ignored. An idea can be infectious, and it almost seems to me that growing up in Buckaroo is succumbing to a self fulfilling prophecy. Of course, this being “Nailbiter” we don’t get enough to actually make a substantial conclusion. But it feels like we’re headed toward a definitive endgame.

The entirety of the issue is thrilling. It’s the perfect way to begin the new arc, and despite a tease offering answers, the only one you’ll get are the conclusions you reach yourself.

Mike Henderson simply outdoes himself this month with a two page spread of such brutality and literal gut wrenching horror. It’s a sinister way to show off his skill but communicates how much he has grow as an artist over the course of the series. He’s often played with conventional paneling and has even given us spins on our favorite horror movie tropes, but here he honestly outdoes himself. His visual sense of pacing is unrivalled and will seriously have you on the edge of throwing up your meal. He’s that good.

“Nailbiter” #11 has all the excellent intrigue of the series but focuses solely on character, which gives it a much more cohesive feel than previous issues. I can’t imagine a better way to start the new arc, but if you’re looking for answers you’ll have to make them yourself. Issue 12 brings the tease of a definitive conclusion for Finch’s investigation, but knowing Williamson that’ll just be a misdirect. If you really think about what’s going on, you can certainly see where the series is going without the obvious exposition. I could be wrong, but the seeds in this issue tell me differently.

Nailbiter #11 doesn’t hit until April 1st, but thanks to our exclusive cover reveal, we got an early peek. Make sure you preorder this incredible new issue today! (Diamond Code FEB150514)

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Exclusive Dustin Nguyen Variant Cover Reveal For “Nailbiter” #11

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:53

Man, I simply love “Nailbiter.” Its easily one of the best horror comics currently running, and it features an intriguing set of questions that never quite get answered to my liking. Luckily, Image Comics has recognized that we love it here at Bloody-Disgusting, and has given us the privilege of revealing Dustin Nguyen’s cover for issue 11. The beginning of the third arc “Blood In The Water”  hits on April 1st, but check out this haunting cover, right here, right now, exclusively on Bloody-Disgusting.

In our advance review we said “Nailbiter” #11 has all the excellent intrigue of the series but focuses solely on character, which gives it a much more cohesive feel than previous issues. I can’t imagine a better way to start the new arc, but if you’re looking for answers you’ll have to make them yourself. Issue 12 brings the tease of a definitive conclusion for Finch’s investigation, but knowing Williamson that’ll just be a misdirect. If you really think about what’s going on, you can certainly see where the series is going without the obvious exposition. I could be wrong, but the seeds in this issue tell me differently.”

Make sure to preorder Dustin’s cover using Diamond Code FEB150514, and DON’T MISS THIS ISSUE!

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Metallica To Release Original Demo ‘No Life ‘Til Leather’ Cassette For Record Store Day

bloody disgusting - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:43

In what might be some of the coolest news for Metallica fans, the group has announced that they will be releasing an exact duplicate of their 1982 demo tape No Life ‘Til Leather in limited quantities on Record Store Day, April 18th. The cassette will feature the original artwork from drummer Lars Ulrich’s copy, as well as his handwriting.

Perhaps most cool about this release is that it features the original lineup, including Ron McGovney on bass and Megadeth‘s Dave Mustaine on lead guitars!

The band comments:

In 1982 we recorded seven songs that became our initial calling card known as ‘No Life ‘Til Leather’, and it led us to our first record deal. The rest, as you some of you may know, is history!

On Record Store Day, April 18th that demo tape will be available as a limited-edition cassette (yes, cassette!!) at your favorite neighborhood record store and Metallica.com.

We’ve been digging through the archives, gone to the original source material and re-mastered it to maximize the sound potential for 2015 without altering the original mixes in any way.

Recorded with the first line-up of the band that appeared live as METALLICA, ‘No Life ‘Til Leather’ has never been commercially available until now. Look for expanded versions coming on CD, vinyl and a collector’s set sometime this summer.

We hope you enjoy this little walk down memory lane with us and that you will continue to join us in supporting independent record stores around the world. Visit RecordStoreDay.com for a list of independent retail stores taking part in Record Store Day.

The band has also stated that expanded versions will be coming on CD, vinyl and a collector’s set sometime this summer.

Head below for images.

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MORGIANA (1972)

nothingbutthenight - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 14:02
Recently cited by director Peter Strickland as a major influence on his new film The Duke of Burgundy (which I have yet to see), Morgiana is an eccentric, gaudily decorative vision of the grotesque, created by Slovak director Juraj Herz in 1971. A fairy tale fantasia that seems to have emerged directly from the same world as the stories of the Brothers Grimm, it’s part Gothic melodrama and Black Gloveshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01771303462033735870noreply@blogger.com0
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Out of the Dark (2015)

Dread Central - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 14:00

Starring Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman, Stephen Rea

Directed by Lluis Quilez

Distributed by Vertical Entertainment

In most horror movies, art TRULY can imitate life (and vice versa) – some spooky sights and sounds, gloomy overtones, and infinitely moronic parents who couldn’t keep track of their children if they were rigged with LED lights while towing a 500-pound lead weight strapped to their ankles; and with director Lluis Quilez’s haunted house exertion Out of the Dark, no greater facsimile could be present than that of all of the prior characteristics that I’ve mentioned… especially the dumb parents.

Our less-than-perceptive progenitors are portrayed by Julia Stiles and Scott Speedman, who as Paul and Sarah Harriman, along with their sweeter-than-sugar daughter, little Hannah (Pixie Davies), are offered the opportunity to take over Sarah’s father’s manufacturing plant in Colombia. Dear old Dad is enacted by Stephen Rea, who offers us the doting grandpa image with a side of backhanded swindler to boot.

The happy family is provided a beautiful home in which to reside that was the scene of a horrific crime some time ago, and now that the blood has been washed away, along with all traces of any wrongdoing, our new residents are gullible and ready to move in. As a local holiday approaches that commemorates Spanish conquistadors locking scores of children in a temple and setting them ablaze (morbid, indeed), we gain a foothold of just who (or what) will be our main source of frights in the film.

Now, on to the uber-attentive skills that Paul and Sarah are blessed with, as wee little Hannah manages to wander off at multiple intervals during the movie, some with quick-locating results and others with frightening aftermaths… okay, not really overly terrifying, but I’m trying to paint the picture here of a couple of people who lose a kid at the drop of a hat, then drop the stink eye on those who opt to bring attention towards their deficient observational savvy. After little Hannah’s final disappearance, it comes to light that the souls of the deceased children are the cause of all the distress. Blindfolded, burn-scarred, and not really shiver-worthy, their appearance is lacking in the scare department.

For a feature that pushes 90-plus minutes, there are more than just a few slogging scenes, unfortunately with little or no reward at the end, and performance wise, the three-headed dragon consisting of Stiles, Speedman and Rea limps harmlessly through the film with little Pixie providing the early chops to outshine them all.

As the movie drew to a close and I stopped glaring at the clock on my wall, I was relieved to arrive at a conclusion that some could grasp as “lackluster,” and suffice to say, I’d much rather be in the dark than out of this one.

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RIP Leonard Nimoy

Dread Central - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 13:49

We have some very sad news to share today as beloved actor Leonard Nimoy, best known of course for playing Mr. Spock in the “Star Trek” TV series and films, has died at the age of 83.

Per The New York Times, Nimoy’s wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a condition for which was hospitalized earlier in the week.

Nimoy did dip his toes numerous times in the horror genre, appearing in “The Twilight Zone,” “Night Gallery,” and “The Outer Limits” TV shows as well as the films Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Them! (1954), and The Brain Eaters (1958).

In addition to acting and directing, Nimoy followed other artistic pursuits like poetry, photography, and music.  He was born in Boston on March 26, 1931, and, along with his wife, is survived by his children, Adam and Julie Nimoy; a stepson, Aaron Bay Schuck; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and an older brother, Melvin.

We here at Dread Central send our condolences to Leonard’s family and friends and say thank you to the man himself for so many years of great entertainment.

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Titan Comics Launching Best of British Month in May

Dread Central - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 13:30

Coming this May, Titan Comics is launching “Best of British” Month, celebrating cutting edge talent and supporting bold new visions.  We have preliminary information on Best of British Month below along with a trailer.

Included in Titan’s Best of British Month are Si Spurrier, PJ Holden, Rob Williams, D’Israeli, Alan Martin, Monty Nero, and many, many more!  Their works will be supported with promotions, events, and press throughout the month, kicking off with Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 2nd.

For more information visit titan-comics.com, and connect with Titan Comics on Facebook and Twitter.

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[TV] “Bates Motel” Promos Go a Little Crazy

bloody disgusting - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 13:20

A&E recently set the premiere for the third season of “Bates Motel” for March 9, 2015, and now has released two more fantastic promos that may actually get me back behind the show.

While it’s already known that Norman’s descent into madness is well underway, nobody expected it to progress this quickly. The promo shows a ton of footage from Season 3 that teases just how dark it will go. Watch your skin crawl as Norman obsesses over “mother” in a series of truly disgusting shots.

“Bates Motel” is a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho, and gives viewers an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates’ psyche unravels through his teenage years.

Series stars Vera Farmiga in her Emmy-nominated role as Norma Bates and Freddie Highmore as Norman.

After a blissful summer of closeness with his mother, living within the safe confines of home and the Bates Motel, Norman’s fears about what really happened with Blaire Watson resurface and Norma questions what really happened. Forced to look at the truths about Norman for the first time, their deeply intricate relationship continues to evolve. Norma finds herself turning to the other man in her life, Norman’s half-brother, Dylan (Max Thieriot) and begins to rely on him in ways that she never expected. This relationship inevitably triggers jealousy in Norman and a new kind of love triangle between Norma and her two sons erupts. Estranged brother and uncle, Caleb (Kenny Johnson) returns to haunt the family throughout the season challenging the family bond even further. Pressures of the outside world take a hold of the family when newcomers Kevin Rahm (“Mad Men,” “Desperate Housewives”), Tracy Spiradakos (“Revolution”) and Ryan Hurst (“Sons Of Anarchy”) arrive at White Pine Bay. After a summer of living at the Bates Motel, Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell) and Norma have grown closer but there will always have that troubling question mark surrounding Norman. Something doesn’t feel right, but spite of his instincts, Romero finds himself continually drawn back to the Bates family — and to Norma. Emma (Olivia Cooke) also determined to find out what is happening to Norman becomes more emboldened, fearless, goes after the things she wants. Familiar face, Bradley (Nicola Peltz) returns to surprise the family and digs up old memories.

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New Bates Motel Promos Go Boom!

Dread Central - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 13:15

A pair of new “Bates Motel” Season 3 teaser trailers have arrived to help kick off your weekend, and of course we have them both right here.  Check out “Changing” and “Boom Boom” for a taste of what’s ahead in just a few more days!

From executive producers Carlton Cuse (“Lost,” “The Returned”) and Kerry Ehrin (“Friday Night Lights,” “Parenthood”), “Bates Motel” serves as a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho and provides viewers with an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates unravels through his teenage years.

For more info visit “Bates Motel” on AEtv.com, “like” “Bates Motel” on Facebook, and stop by “Bates Motel” on Instagram.

Related Story:  New Bates Motel Season 3 Trailer; See it Here and Go Behind the Scenes

“Bates Motel” returns on March 9, 2015, for a gripping third season filled with family strife, murder, and mystery lead by Vera Farmiga (Norma) and Freddie Highmore (Norman). This season focuses on the evolution of the Bates family and dives head first into Norman’s waning ability to stay in denial about what’s happening to him and the lengths he will go to gain control of his fragile psyche. The dramatic events of last season leave Norma (Vera Farmiga) reluctantly more aware of Norman’s mental fragility and fearful of what he is capable of.

After a blissful summer of closeness with his mother, living within the safe confines of home and the Bates Motel, Norman’s fears about what really happened with Blaire Watson resurface, and Norma questions what really happened. Forced to look at the truths about Norman for the first time, their deeply intricate relationship continues to evolve. Norma finds herself turning to the other man in her life, Norman’s half-brother, Dylan (Max Thieriot), and begins to rely on him in ways that she never expected. This relationship inevitably triggers jealousy in Norman, and a new kind of love triangle between Norma and her two sons erupts. Her estranged brother and the boys’ uncle, Caleb (Kenny Johnson), returns to haunt the family throughout the season, challenging their bond even further.

Pressures of the outside world take hold of the family when newcomers Kevin Rahm (“Mad Men,” “Desperate Housewives”), Tracy Spiridakos (“Revolution”), and Ryan Hurst (“Sons of Anarchy”) arrive in White Pine Bay. After a summer of living at the Bates Motel, Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell) and Norma have grown closer, but they will always have that troubling question mark surrounding Norman. Something doesn’t feel right, but in spite of his instincts, Romero finds himself continually drawn back to the Bates family — and to Norma. Emma (Olivia Cooke), also determined to find out what is happening to Norman, becomes more emboldened, fearless, and goes after the things she wants. Familiar face Bradley (Nicola Peltz) returns to surprise the family and digs up old memories.

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[SXSW '15] ‘Pod’ Clip Opens Both Door One and Door Two

bloody disgusting - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 13:06

Playing in the upcoming South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival’s Midnighters section is Mickey Keating’s hotly anticipated Pod, which will World Premiere at the fest running from March 13 – 21, 2015 in Austin, Texas.

The addition to the first trailer being released, we now have a clip from the horror pic that features Lauren Ashley Carter, Dean Cates, Brian Morvant, Larry Fessenden, and John Weselcouch. In it, two doors are busted open, one teases something terrifying.

In Pod, a family intervention goes horrifically awry within the snowy confines of an isolated lake house.

“After receiving a troubling voicemail, estranged siblings Ed and Lyla travel to their isolated family lake house in Maine to hold an intervention on their increasingly paranoid, war veteran brother, Martin. But the situation rapidly spirals out of control when they discover the house completely ransacked and learn that Martin has constructed an elaborate and horrifying conspiracy theory surrounding a sinister entity that he believes he has trapped in the basement.”

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Top 5 Classic Horror Movies From Poynte

bloody disgusting - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 13:00

Even as we are constantly moving forward in today’s hectic and bustling generation, it always pays to stop, take a moment, and recognize the past and where we came from so as to better understand where we are and how we got here. And that’s exactly what Covington, GA hard rockers Poynte think as well. That’s why they’re here to share their Top 5 Horror Classics!

The band comments:

Our horror fascination is really based in the classics. We’re more into the old horror/slasher flicks. Movies created before everything became CGI’d up. We like true prop gags and a crazy character villain like “Michael Myers” or “Jason”.

This new age stuff where everything is a CGI ghost that floats around just doesn’t hold the same suspense. So, we prefer the original classics. That’s what we chose to rank here. Our Top 5 Horror Classics!

One of the things that stands out after looking back at our list, is the fact that music played a huge part in all of those. Guess it all makes sense now. Ha!

Head on in to see their choices!

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Dreadtime Stories Ready to Uncover Your Darkest Fears

Dread Central - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 13:00

Not to be confused with either our or Fango’s radio drama programs of the same name, a new indie anthology flick called Dreadtime Stories is gearing up for its festival run, and we’ve gotta say it looks pretty damned good!

The flick is coming to us via STX Media, an independent film and PR company based out of Corpus Christi, TX, comprised of director Jacob Grim and executive producer Sal Hernandez. Dreadtime Stories is home to ten tales of terror that seem to run the gamut of everything we could be looking for in a horror anthology!

To keep up on screenings of the film, check out the official STX Media Facebook Page.

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