In the history of cinema there are only a handful of iconic horror sounds that you can immediately identify when heard.
One that many forget is the “gurgling” sound from The Grudge films.
The absolutely horrifying gurgling sound preludes the curse’s arrival in the films, which started as a made-for-TV movie in Japan (Ju-On) all the way back in 2000.
Now, thanks to the below YouTube user, you can find out just how long you can stand this grotesque noise before you loser your mind. Listen as the gurgling loops for 12 straight hours. “I thought you might want to put this on to sleep at night, or study, creep people out, pull some pranks, whatever,” jokes crysknife007.
Last year’s Ju-on: Owari no Hajimari (The Grudge: Beginning of the End) marked the seventh Japanese film, making it the 10th in the franchise (if you include the three U.S. The Grudge films). A re-remake is in the works here in the States.
Ju-on (OV) (2000)
Ju-on 2 (OV) (2000)
Ju-on: The Grudge (2003)
Ju-on: The Grudge 2 (2003)
Ju-on: Black Ghost (2009)
Ju-on: White Ghost (2009)
Brian O’Shea, CEO of The Exchange, announced today the acquisition of international sales rights of star-studded animation movie Hell and Back.
Captured in high quality stop-motion, Hell and Back follows two best friends who must rescue their friend after he’s accidentally dragged to hell.
In the vein of South Park and Team America, Hell & Back is an irreverent R-rated comedy which stars Mila Kunis (Black Swan, Ted), Danny McBride (This Is the End), T.J. Miller (Cloverfield), Bob Odenkirk (“Breaking Bad”), Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking), Jennifer Coolidge (American pie), Rob Riggle (21 Jump Street, The Hangover) and) directed by Tom Gianas (“SNL”) and Ross Shuman (“Robot Chicken”), produced by Corey Campodonico (“Robot Chicken”), Alexander Bulkey (“Robot Chicken”) and Eric Blyler (“Robot Chicken”).
The Exchange will introduce and screen the title at the 2015 Cannes Film Market to international buyers.
Hell & Back will be released this fall theatrically nationwide.
Universal and Legendary Pictures just alerted Bloody Disgusting that tomorrow will see the release of the second chilling trailer to Guillermo del Toro’s long-awaited gothic horror Crimson Peak!
But first, they shared with us these stunning new photos to go along with the below motion poster from the pic starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam and Jim Beaver.
“When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay: a place filled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind Crimson Peak.”
Legendary Pictures’ Crimson Peak, in theaters October 6, 2015, is a haunting gothic horror story directed by the master of dark fairy tales, Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy series, Pacific Rim), written by del Toro & Matthew Robbins.
Even though I personally believe most of his later films are pretty terrible, I still believe that director Tim Burton has offered an enormous amount to the horror genre, creating such amazing characters as Beetlejuice, Jack Skellington, Large Marge, and a slew of others that live in film infamy. So, to pay homage to the director who truly helped nurture my adoration of the dark and macabre, I wanted to bring about this quiz to test YOUR knowledge on him and his films!
Below are 15 questions that go over several of his works. I got 14/15 (I misread one of the questions) and this was my result:
Creepy Queen! You know Tim Burton is awesome and have the knowledge to prove it.
Take the quiz below and post your results!
Director/writer Alex Garland is heavily promoting his latest film Ex Machina, the sci-fi/thriller that stars Domhnall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac. However, during a recent interview, Garland let out that the long-awaited 28 Months Later is still something that is brought up and might currently have some forward momentum.
In an interview with Indiewire, Garland states:
About two years ago, Danny started collaborating on the potential to make ‘Trainspotting 2,’ another sequel. In that conversation, an idea for ’28 Months’ arrived. I had a funny idea. I had a sort of weird idea that popped into my head. Partly because of a trip I’d taken. I had this thought, and I suggested it to Andrew and Danny, but I also said I don’t want to work on it. I don’t really want to play a role, and Andrew said, ‘Leave it to me.’ So he’s gone off and is working on it.
Discussing the wait for the third film, Garland explains:
The rights to ‘28 Days’ were frozen, effectively, because they were shared between Danny [Boyle], [producer] Andrew [McDonald], myself, and Fox. After the second one, none of us really wanted to do another. Fox may or may not have, I don’t know.
No further details have been released. We’ll be keeping a very close eye on this situation.
Midnight Syndicate, the famed gothic music duo responsible for their CDs that are widely used during Halloween and in haunted houses, have announced that their 18th studio album will be based around the themes of Christmas and the Winter Solstice.
Edward Douglas, one member of the group, explains this decision:
I think there’s a rule that after a band’s been around for ‘x’ years they are required to produce a Christmas album. So, that’s how we got here. In all seriousness though, a Yuletide-themed Midnight Syndicate album is something our fans have been asking us for since we began; this album will not disappoint them.
The other half, Gavin Goszka, adds:
I will say that this album has been particularly challenging because we’re taking songs that are SO familiar and that have been treated in so many different ways throughout the years and trying to make them uniquely our own. We don’t want to make yet another Christmas album – we really want it to stand on its own as something truly original. We hope that it will evoke the spirit of the Yuletide season while also reflecting our ongoing musical style and vision.
Goszka explains what we’ll be hearing on the album:
I’d describe most of the covers on the album as being reinvented, rather than simply adapted. I’ve found myself approaching this material with a very wide palette and a limited sense of allegiance to convention. That being said, it still has to make sense in some way and stay grounded in the familiar. I think we’re stretching our creative wings more than ever here, but there’s still a consistency and overall purpose to it.
The original songs have been a lot of fun to work on. I think the fans are in for a lot of pleasant surprises.
The album will be released at this year’s DragonCon in Atlanta, GA, which runs September 4th-7th (Labor Day Weekend).
“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned…”
When it comes to horror, more often than not it’s women that hold the power and bring about the most devastating of punishments. And when it comes to hard rock, few women are as in-your-face or aggressive as Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey of the hard rock band Butcher Babies, who are gearing up for the upcoming release of their sophomore album, supposedly out later this year.
Both Shepherd and Harvey are huge horror fans, basing much of their lyrics and looks off of the strongest and fiercest women that the genre has to offer. So, when I asked if they’d be interested in each coming up with their own list of the Top 5 Badass Women In Horror, they couldn’t have been more excited!
Now, with their results in, we invite you to see which characters they see stand above all others. It’s a damn good pair of lists, each member offering characters that are iconic in their own rights, all well deserving of the praise they are being given.
Make sure to pick up the band’s music via iTunes.
The next two thousand years of history collide with the most powerful heroes of today in the must-read event of the summer! Here’s your first look inside BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) – the 40-page first issue of the blockbuster Valiant event of 2015 from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, Green Lantern) and the twin artistic talents of rising star Robert Gill (ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER, Batgirl) and Valiant heavyweight Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS, Justice)!
The Valiant heroes. X-O Manowar. Bloodshot. Ninjak. The Harbinger Renegades. Unity. This is how they lived. This is how they died.
Now we know. The Book of the Geomancer has recorded it all. But only a young girl – the last in a line of the enigmatic mystics who protect the Earth known as Geomancers – has seen this future come to pass, from the coming cataclysm to the dawn of the 41st century. Alone with her sworn protector, the Eternal Warrior – a soldier battle-forged across five thousand years of combat – the duo must defy their allies to stop the Dark Age that now threatens to eclipse our world.
Together, they are the number one target of every hero and villain on Earth. Either the Eternal Warrior hands her over…or they take him down. But can even he single-handedly protect one child when the entire Valiant Universe wages war against him?
Beginning in BOOK OF DEATH #1, each 40-page chapter of Valiant’s cataclysmic event epic features a full-length installment of the Valiant heroes quest for the Book of the Geomancer, illustrated by Robert Gill. Then, discover essential visions of tomorrow with never-before-seen sequences of the future, torn directly from the pages of the Geomancer’s book and featuring artwork by Doug Braithwaite! Featuring the last stands of Valiant icons, the first appearances of all-new heroes, and tantalizing clues of future events, BOOK OF DEATH is the gateway to the next decade of the Valiant Universe that will have fans returning to each issue for years to come!
On July 15th, the Book of the Geomancer spells doom for Valiant’s most powerful forces in BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) – featuring covers by Robert Gill (ETERNAL WARRIOR), Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR, Conan), Clayton Crain (RAI, X-Force), Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (Thor), Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), and Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT, Daredevil). Start reading here as all-star creators Robert Venditti, Robert Gill, and Doug Braithwaite begin a thousand-year journey into the future of the Valiant Universe…and rain, fire, blood and war on the heroes of today, only in BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4)!
BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL & DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by ROBERT GILL (MAY151586)
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Alan Wake is a game that’s full of clever ideas, and among the best of them is a fictional series called “Night Springs”. The show is clearly meant to be a not-so-subtle homage to “The Twilight Zone” as everything from the opening tunes to the narrator who introduces each new episode shamelessly rips it off.
Today I realized I haven’t actually watched the series in its entirety, from start to finish. Chances are a solid percentage of you haven’t either, so I figured we might Remedy this with a “Night Springs” marathon. I’m going to assume you’re super excited to get in on this with me, so without further adieu, let’s dive into episode one…
German director Marcus Nispel has seemingly made a career in film doing remakes/reinterpretations. While I thought that the initial outrage at his Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake was unwarranted (even if the film helped set off the whole horror remake circus), I was lukewarm to his Friday The 13th remake. Now as a switch, Nispel has directed (and written) an original property with The Asylum, aka Exeter, aka Backmask. With Nispel’s eye for interesting visuals (that background in music videos helps), my interest was piqued as to just what the man would show this time around.
Patrick (Kelly Blatz) has been hired by Father Conway (Stephen Lang) to restore a burned-out asylum owned by the clergy. According to his little brother Rory (Michael Ormsby), however, that equals having a all-night, drug-fueled party while Conway is away for the weekend. As is seemingly bound to happen, a few of the teens decide to mess around and conduct an experiment involving the dark arts. Unfortunately, the results disturb the vengeful spirits of the asylum, which proceed to possess and slaughter the teens one by one.
As expected, Nispel works his magic with the environment, showing off a suitably grimy and inhospitable asylum. It feels very much like the asylum from Session 9 (which definitely deserves a Blu-Ray release, by the way). The film also exhibits that desaturated look Nispel has used in his other horror films, so you also get grimy-looking but shiny-with-sweat teens. Being that this is a possession film, Nispel also thought enough to sprinkle in a few references to The Exorcist, most notably a spider-walk scene. While that immediately screams ‘cliche’, the film has a few of those moments that poke fun at itself (the do-it-yourself exorcism smartphone app, for instance), which when you approach the film from the right angle, is kind of fun.
Speaking of cliches, the film’s acting certainly qualifies. Apart from Blatz, who plays Patrick as the obvious on-the-ball, take-charge hero protagonist, the rest of the teens are as unlikeable as you could get, complete with lame dialogue. Horny teen couple who plays strip Russian Roulette, the stoner, the best friend who organized the party against the hero’s wishes, and the kid brother who gets possessed. As a result, expect that cockiness and arrogance that leads to deaths that are celebrated, rather than mourned. Speaking of the deaths, while there are plenty of gore scenes that should please, Nispel took the quick cut route and we’re seemingly cheated out of getting an extended look at the after effects.
This ‘cheating’ of gore isn’t the only problem for The Asylum. Going back to those ‘poke fun’ moments, the film’s tone is really out of whack. One moment we have a particularly brutal scene, and in the next it’s more comedic. Granted, Nispel has done this before in his films (the possum bit in Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the implied mannequin sex in Friday The 13th), but here it seems that he’s gone a bit overboard. Also seemingly unbalanced is the film’s pacing, which starts to lose itself midway through, and eventually stumbles over the finish line with an awkwardly-constructed finale. Coupled with the fact that you really only care about Blatz and his brother, it doesn’t make sitting through the film waiting for the teens to get possessed/die any easier.
However, as I said previously, there’s a bit of fun with The Asylum if you come at it with a certain level of expectation. Given Nispel’s past with remakes, those of you who had low expectations with those films will probably get more out of this film because of low expectations. The film isn’t going to scare the crap out of you, nor will it wow you with gore. Nispel’s visuals and camerawork are consistent with his previous work, and the characters aren’t incredibly deep. Simply put, The Asylum is one of those films where you turn your brain off and just let it play with a couple of friends and a case of beer. In spite of all that, here’s hoping Nispel continues to branch out more with his writing and develop it further.
[Interview] Ted Geoghegan Talks Bucking Trends While Honoring His Influences for ‘We Are Still Here’
Ted Geoghegan has been in the horror business for over a decade now. Initially a producer and writer, Geoghegan has moved himself behind the camera for his first feature as a director/writer for the deeply chilling creeper We Are Still Here (our review here). Starring genre staples Barbara Crampton and Larry Fessenden (who Geoghegan fondly refers to as his “drinking buddy”), We Are Still Here is an icy ghost story of the highest order – one that rejects many trends of popular horror films while also paying its dues to the godfathers like Lovecraft and Fulci.
I had the opportunity to sit down with Ted at the Stanley Film Fest…
ON WHY HE CHOSE THIS FILM TO DIRECT:
I was never really bit by the directing bug. And I had written this initially for someone else to direct – like most projects I’m a part of. The longer I worked on it, the more I fell in love with it. So I asked the director that I had initially intended on working on the film with if he wouldn’t mind if I took it on as something I could potentially direct. He was extremely cool about it.
I felt very passionately about it. I brought it to my good friend Travis Stevens at Snowfort Pictures and he brought it to Dark Sky who ultimately financed the film and off we went.
ON SETTING IT IN NEW ENGLAND:
I like sleepy New England ghost stories, mainly because I’m a huge Lovecraft fan. His whole mythos is based around New England. The whole idea of strange things happening underneath a seemingly idyllic community, there was a lot of that going on in this film. There are a lot of subtle Lovecraft references throughout the movie, so small that I don’t think the casual person would ever catch any of them. It’s a part of America I think is quite beautiful and I think there’s something creepy about its beauty. And the idea of shooting it under blankets of snow also just seemed like something that had not been done before.
ON BUCKING TRENDS:
I was very adamant about using as little CGI as humanly possible. I wanted it to feel like the films I grew up watching, which to me felt very real. And to me CGI is so fake that it tends to take away from how I feel about films.
But from a storytelling perspective, I wanted all of the main characters to be in their 50s or later. The four main characters, the youngest of them is in their mid-50s, and the nest supporting character, Dave McCabe (Monte Markham), he’s 82. I feel like the majority of films that I really grew up watching and that had an effect on me were about adults making adult decisions in a completely unreal environment. To me, there’s something really scary about that.
I mean you look at something like The Changeling and it’s George C. Scott with a ghost! I’m currently 35 and for me, I don’t believe in ghosts. But if I suddenly met a ghost today, how I would react to that encounter is monumentally different than how I would’ve reacted when I was 15. And I like to believe that it would be more shocking and amazing if I had a ghost encounter at 55 or 75. There’s so much wisdom that comes with age, but it’’s still fun to stick the wrench in the works. So I think more than anything that’s the trend I wanted to buck the most. I wanted my film to be about smart, likeable adults who are making wise decisions in a totally unreal scenario.
Photo via the Stanley Film Festival
The marketing campaign for “Deadpool” has really been nailing it. We’ve seen glimpses of Ryan Reynold’s title character in all varieties of promotional pieces. It seems the team behind the film is truly embracing the high insanity action and meta nature of the character. Yesterday, Ryan Reynolds took to Instagram to show off his Merc with a Mouth in full-blown action. Looks like a ton of fun.
Armed with accelerated healing powers and a twisted sense of humor, former mercenary Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) goes in search of the man who nearly destroyed his life. Deadpool hits February 12, 2016.
So now the only question remains… does this Deadpool exist in our world or the MCU. Because the next step for the marketing campaign needs to go bigger, and what better way than to have the Merc run his mouth about the “horrible” Marvel Cinematic Universe.
A photo posted by Ryan Reynolds (@vancityreynolds) on May 11, 2015 at 11:13am PDT
Bleiberg Entertainment will introduce Manhattan Undying to Cannes buyers, Bloody Disgusting learned.
Luke Grimes (All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, Fifty Shades of Grey, American Sniper and Sarah Roemer (pictured above; The Grudge 2, Disturbia, Fired Up) are starring in the vampire film helmed by Babak Payami.
Matt Deller pens this taut thriller from acclaimed filmmaker Babak Payami. “A beautiful vampire (Roemer) seeks out an artist (Grimes) to paint her portrait so she can truly see herself for the first time. Their relationship quickly escalates, as does a police investigation into a series of grisly crimes that seemly point back to her.”
Tyler Boehm, Mike Leandro, and Babak Payami produce.
Check out the sales art below.
Will Clarke’s Altitude Film Entertainment is re-teaming with the Tea Shop & Film Company to launch The Plague on Cannes buyers, reports Deadline.
Johannes Roberts (Storage 24, Hellbreeder, Forest of the Damned, F, Roadkill) will direct from a screenplay by Roberts and Ernest Riera.
“The Plague shows how mankind’s insatiable appetite for cheap food and consumer goods has pushed many species, once geographically contained, to the brink of extinction. Spanning the Brazilian rainforest to London streets, The Plague tells the story of a devastating, unstoppable outbreak that sweeps the globe.”
The project reunites the writer, director and producer team behind underwater thriller 47 Meters Down, which Altitude handles sales on and starts production this summer.
Roberts recently completed supernatural thriller The Other Side Of The Door for Fox International, which was produced by Alex Aja as well as 42’s Rory Aitken and Ben Pugh.
James Harris and Mark Lane will produce through their Tea Shop & Film Co. banner. Principal photography will begin in summer 2016.
Image Entertainment’s Wolf Creek 2 was awesome. In fact, I like it way better than its Sundance Film Festival predecessor (here’s my review).
While the franchise isn’t a big deal here in the States, it’s quite successful in its home country of Australia.
So, when word came out that a third film was in the works, I wasn’t the least bit surprised. Still, I’m beyond elated.
Manly Movies caught up with John Jarratt, who plays the Freddy Krueger-esque Mick Taylor in Greg McLean’s Wolf Creek films. When asked about a third film, Jarratt had this to say: “It’s being developed, should shoot it next year. Great plot, secret of course.”
In the 2005 Wolf Creek, stranded backpackers in remote Australia fall prey to a murderous bushman (played by Jarratt) who offers to fix their car, then takes them captive. The outback once more becomes a place of horrorin the 2013 sequel as another unwitting tourist becomes the prey for crazed, serial-killing pig-hunter Mick Taylor.
The sequel went for a more comedic and fun spin, so it’ll be interesting to see where McLean takes Taylor in the third.
Award-winning executive producers Ryan Murphy (“Glee,” “American Horror Story”), Brad Falchuk (“Glee,” “American Horror Story”), and Ian Brennan (“Glee”) meld comedy, mystery, and horror in “Scream Queens,” arriving Tuesdays this fall on FOX.
“All hell is about to break loose for the Kappa House sisters of Wallace University when a murder takes place, exactly 20 years after a mysterious death originally rocked their college campus.”
We have the first ever images from the “super-charged anthology series” that’s a modern take on the classic whodunit with a killer cast, including Emma Roberts (“American Horror Story: Freak Show,” Scream 4), Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween, A Fish Called Wanda, True Lies), Lea Michele (“Glee”), Oliver Hudson (“Nashville,” “Rules of Engagement”), Keke Palmer (Akeela and the Bee, “Masters of Sex”), and guest stars Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas (“Kingdom”), among others.
With at least one casualty each week until the mystery is solved, anyone could be the next victim – or the murderer.
After making $100 million features, German director Uwe Boll has crashed back to Earth, hard.
As reported back in December, Boll was utilizing Indiegogo to crowd-source Rampage 3: No Mercy. Brendan Fletcher would return to conclude the trilogy that would follow the 2010 Rampage and its sequel Rampage: Capital Punishment.
We thought the campaign was a hilarious joke as you would have to hawk over $100 before Boll would actually send you a copy on DVD or Blu-ray. Unsurprisingly, the campaign failed hard. When it was all said and done Rampage 3: No Mercy collected $6,375 of his request $100,000. Ouch.
Maybe a second time’s a charm? This time Boll has set up camp at Kickstarter, with an ask of $60,000. As of this writing he’s at $5,696.
In fact, unlike the previous campaign, he’ll ensure you get a digital copy of the film for $10, which I can get behind (I like the first two movies). For $20 you’ll get a signed copy. Yes, you can own a copy of a Uwe Boll signed DVD (if you’re old enough to have enjoyed Boll’s legendary path to becoming a modern Ed Wood, I’m pretty sure you’ll want to nab one of these).
The point it, Boll has come back to Earth. And I can get behind this campaign as it’s not only a reasonable request, but he’s offering even more reasonable rewards. Check out the full campaign on Kickstarter.
‘Rampage 3: No Mercy’ follows Brendan Fletcher as Bill Williamson, a politically motivated mass murderer who escaped death in the previous film, as he takes his fight to Washington to eliminate the ‘political class’. ‘Rampage 3: No Mercy’ will be a gritty, violent, explosive finale that won’t pull any punches. Not only is it an exciting action film, but it also will comment on current events within America, in the way that only Uwe Boll can.
In the first film, Bill went on a rampage in his hometown of Tenderville, Oregon that left 93 people dead. He disappeared soon after, leaving a video that promised he would rise again…
In ‘Rampage: Capital Punishment,’ Bill took over a TV station in Washington, D.C. Using a hostage camera crew, he let the world witness the carnage. As the police tried to intervene, he detonated explosives hidden within the station, killing everyone inside.
Bill however escaped, and has been waiting, biding his time until now, when he will bring the fight to the President of the United States of America in ‘Rampage 3: No Mercy.’
Fans can be a part of this sequence, by actually appearing as some of the police officers who are fighting, and then are killed by, Bill Williamson. They’ll even get to keep their blood-soaked costume! That’s not all though, with an amazing array of rewards from copies of the new film, posters, screenings, and even an actual speaking role in the final ‘Rampage 3: No Mercy’ movie! One lucky fan will even be able to get the full ‘Rampage’ armored costume from the film.
Jason R. Miller, a friend of the site, is currently in production on Bloodhound, the follow up to his feature directorial debut Unidentified.
Bloodhound is described to us as a neo-noir, docu-style thriller in the vein of Se7en and Nightcrawler.
Miller is also known for producing the indie horror films Frozen, Hatchet 2 and Chillerama.
Ed Ackerman (Frozen, 17 Again) and David Foy (Hatchet 2) star in the film that also features Miles Dougal (Director’s Cut. Detroit Rock City), Jess Allen (Broken Glass), and Silvia Moore (Lords of Salem, Chillerama).
“In Bloodhound, private investigator Abel Walker (Ackerman) along with his cameraman, Jim (Foy), are on the hunt for a missing woman. As they unravel the mystery of her disappearance, they become caught in a sick and violent game that will end in murder.”
Miller is directing from a screenplay he wrote and the film is being produced by Unidentified Productions, which Miller formed with producing partners Parry Shen and Eddie Mui in 2013. James Rossi is executive producer.
Exciting news for Nacho Vigalondo, who directed Timecrimes, Extraterrestrial and one of our V/H/S Viral segments (pictured above), as he’ll be getting behind the camera for the Godzilla-esque Colossal.
Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises, Interstellar) is set to star in Voltage Pictures’ Colossal, described as Godzilla meets Lost in Translation, adds THR.
“Hathaway will play Gloria, an ordinary woman who, after losing her job and her fiancé, decides to leave her life in New York to move back to her hometown.
But when news reports surface that a giant lizard is destroying the city of Tokyo, Gloria gradually comes to realize that she is strangely connected to these far-off events via the power of her mind. In order to prevent further destruction, Gloria needs to determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.”
Voltage Pictures is fully financing Colossal and will launch the project to foreign buyers in Cannes.
Bloody Disgusting scored the first ever footage in the Cannes trailer for Lightning Entertainment’s The Pack, an Australian horror/thriller about a farmer and his family who must fight for survival after a ferocious pack of wild dogs infiltrates their isolated farmhouse.
Directed by Nick Robertson (The Runner), and starring Anna Lise Phillips, Jack Campbell and Kieran Thomas McNamara, we nabbed the new sales one-sheet that asks, what do you do when man’s best friend turns on you?
The Pack is produced by Michael Robertson (The Reef, Black Water, Road Train) and Kent Smith (2:37, The Tree) under their new genre label, Breajout Movies.
Thanks to Fabien M. for the tip!
“The Pack follows hardened farmer and devoted family man Adam Wilson, who is shocked to discover that the last of his livestock have been mauled to death on his rural ranch. Making matters worse, his wife informs him that their home veterinary business is failing, making a comfortable future uncertain for their feisty teenage daughter and young son. When a determined bank representative makes a surprise visit to the ranch to threaten foreclosure on the property, Adam firmly reassures his family that they are going nowhere, and that he will fight for the place that they call home.
Adam plans a celebratory feast that night, hoping to allay everyone’s concerns about the future, but dark shadows lurk outside their isolated farmhouse. A large pack of hungry and ferocious feral dogs circle restlessly in the darkness, thirsty for blood, waiting for their chance to attack. Suddenly the power to the farmhouse is cut and the evil hounds are unleashed, triggering a bloody and desperate battle for survival. With no way to call for help, Adam must protect his family from the violent onslaught of vicious evil howling outside their door!“