‘Fear Followers’ Basically ‘Halloween: Resurrection’ Without Michael Myers?

bloody disgusting - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:22

Writing team Adam Mason and Simon Boyes have been hired to write internet-themed horror pic for Relativity Media that reminds me of the plot for the 2002 Halloween: Resurrection.

Deadline reports that Fear Followers will “track four college students who run a blog for fear junkies called Fear Followers, searching for the scariest haunted houses in America. They become trapped in one house and must fight for survival while their followers watch live online.

The script is based off a treatment by Jaime Primak Sullivan, who is also a co-producer.

The duo started out collaborating across the pond on the 2006 UK indie genre feature Broken, pictured, and followed with The Devil’s Chair, Blood River, Luster, and Junkie, which Mason directed and co-scripted with Boyes.

Mason and Boyes last year sold spec Equinox to Paramount Insurge and wrote Not Safe For Work for Blumhouse Productions, which Joe Johnston directed.

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‘Quarantine’ Director’s ‘The Coup’ Set For March 2015

bloody disgusting - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:16

Speaking of John Erick Dowdle and his brother Drew, not only do they have As Above, So Below arriving this August, but their The Coup, starring Pierce Brosnan and Owen Wilson, will open in theaters March 6, 2015.

The Thailand-set thriller “centers on an American family that relocates to Southeast Asia, only to find themselves in the middle of a violent coup. They struggle to find an escape route because the new parties in control are executing foreigners as quickly as they can round them up.

The Weinstein Company recently aquired the film for $5M.

The Dowdle brothers, pictured, have directed The Poughkeepsie Tapes, Quarantine and Devil.

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Latest Artwork for She Rises Features a Gruesome Threesome

Dread Central - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:15

At the end of May, Blanc/Biehn Productions released the first official artwork for She Rises, and now today we have a second poster to share, this time featuring a bit of a lovers' triangle. Check it out, and look for lots more soon!

Larry Wade Carrell directs the film, which stars Angus Macfadyen, who also wrote the screenplay, Jennifer Blanc, Michael Biehn, and Daisy McCrackin as the main character, Rosebud.

An ego-driven Hollywood couple are filming on location at a charming bed-and-breakfast run by an innocent young woman. But appearances aren’t always what they seem, and the couple soon learn that what seems beautiful and naïve on the outside can quickly turn into their worst nightmare.

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‘Deliver Us From Evil’ and ‘As Above, So Below’ Get MPAA Ratings

bloody disgusting - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:07

From The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Sinister director Scott Derrickson comes Deliver Us From Evil, which has officially been rated ‘R’ by the MPAA for “bloody violence, grisly images, terror throughout, and language.

Starring Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn, Joel McHale, and Sean Harris, and in theaters July 2, “New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.

Also, directed by John Erick Dowdle that he co-wrote with his brother Drew (The Poughkeepsie Tapes, Quarantine and Devils), the MPAA also rated Universal and Legendary Pictures’s As Above, So Below ‘R’ for “bloody violence/terror, and language throughout.

In theaters August 15, “Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris, the eternal home to countless souls. When a team of explorers ventures into the uncharted maze of bones, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead. A journey into madness and terror, “As Above, So Below” reaches deep into the human psyche to reveal the personal demons that come back to haunt us all.

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Exclusive Clip from The Human Race Counts the Carnage

Dread Central - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:00

Coming on June 13th to VOD, limited theatrical, and iTunes is Paul Hough's acclaimed film The Human Race, and right now we have an exclusive clip for you guys to dig on! Check it out, and get those legs into running shape!

Paul McCarthy-Boyington, Eddie McGee, Trista Robinson, T. Arthur Cottam, and Brianna Lauren Jackson star.

For more info on the film, check out the official The Human Race website and like The Human Race on Facebook.

Eighty strangers from all walks of life are ripped out of their daily lives and forced to participate in a brutal race to the death. The rules are simple: Follow the arrows or you will die, step on the grass and you will die, get lapped twice and you will die. Only one participant will survive. Race or die. There can only be one winner, but who will survive and for what purpose?

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Official ‘Ouija’ Title Card

bloody disgusting - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 09:59

The spirits tell Bloody Disgusting that the trailer for Ouija, which will open this October 24, 2014 via Universal, is now playing in theaters everywhere. While we wait for it to go online, we have your first look at the title card for the film starring “Bates Motel” and The Quiet Ones‘ Olivia Cooke, with Douglas Smith and Bianca Santos.

In Ouija, a group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.” 

Stiles White directs the supernatural thriller that is produced by Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller (The Purge, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th) alongside Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Insidious series, The Purge), Bennett Schneir (Battleship) and Hasbro. 

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Amazing Artists Reimagine Classic Horror and Sci-fi Movie Posters

bloody disgusting - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 23:45

I love a good fan-made movie poster. There’s passion in them that’s usually lacking in the “official” thing, which is almost always watered down to catch the eye of the largest possible audience. These eschew all that PR garbage in favor of a less restricted, more creative approach. Over at Reelizer, they have a series where artists reimagine posters for classic films like Terminator and Aliens, among a myriad others. I would happily make room for every one of them on my wall.

How about you? Which one(s) do you like the most?

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Waxwork Records Teases Upcoming ‘Friday The 13th’ Vinyl Reissue

bloody disgusting - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 23:09

Waxwork Records has teased their upcoming Friday The 13th vinyl OST reissue by posting a video of the audio going through the mastering process on their Instagram page. The video demonstrates the love that Harry Manfredini‘s classic score is receiving. You can check it out below!

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[E3 2014] ‘Assassin’s Creed: Unity’ Set in Paris, Features 4-Player Co-op

bloody disgusting - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 22:51

Ubisoft spent a significant portion of their pre-E3 conference showing off Assassin’s Creed: Unity, which takes place in Paris and features four player-co-op — both firsts for the series. It looks absolutely stunning, and Paris — the largest city in the series — actually looks alive thanks to the impressive attention to detail, as well as the massive crowds of people that can be on-screen at any given time.

And for the less patient among us, Unity will feature less loading screens than previous entries in the series, since they’re no longer required to enter buildings. It’s planned for an October 28 release.

First, the cinematic trailer.

And here’s some gameplay footage.

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[E3 2014] ‘Bayonetta 2′ Trailer Doesn’t Have Time to Dance

bloody disgusting - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 22:28

A couple E3′s ago, to almost everyone’s surprise, a sequel to Bayonetta was announced. The game didn’t sell terribly well despite receiving universal critical acclaim. In most cases that’s not enough to warrant a sequel, but Bayonetta 2 happening because Nintendo decided to take over publishing, likely in an effort to diversify the Wii U’s portfolio.

At Nintendo’s digital conference, it was revealed the game will come bundled with the first game when it releases later this year. Check out its latest nigh-incomprehensible trailer below.

Bayonetta 2 releases exclusively on the Wii U this October.

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[E3 2014] ‘Devil’s Third’ Brings Guts and Glory to Wii U

bloody disgusting - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 22:08

Ninja Gaiden director Tomonobu Itagaki’s next game, the third person brawler Devil’s Third has had a troubled development, but even the closure of its original publisher (THQ) and the switch to a new engine aren’t enough to keep it down. Earlier today, it was confirmed that the game will be coming exclusively to Wii U.

It’s an unusual pairing, since Nintendo’s historically family friendly approach doesn’t necessarily mesh with the game’s copious amounts of gore and brutality, but at least it’s still coming.

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[E3 2014] ‘Alien: Isolation’ May Get Oculus Rift Support

bloody disgusting - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 21:53

Developer Creative Assembly’s upcoming survival horror game Alien: Isolation may be getting virtual reality headset support. At the very least, it’s playable at E3 right now in the Oculus Rift booth. However, Al Hope, creative lead on Isolation, was quick to deny that this is official. Right now, they’re just testing the waters before it’s decided whether or not the game will ship with the functionality built in.

“To be clear, what we announced last night is that we’re showing a prototype of Alien: Isolation on Oculus Rift,” Hope told Joystiq. Check out its latest trailer below.

Alien: Isolation is scheduled to arrive on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on October 7.

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[E3 2014] ‘Sunset Overdrive’ Aims to Turn the Post-Apocalyptic Genre On Its Head

bloody disgusting - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 21:38

There’s no shortage of post-apocalyptic themed video games to choose from right now — more now than there ever has been — and Insomniac Games’ next title, Sunset Overdrive counts itself among them, though you wouldn’t know it by looking at it. It may take place in a world that’s been overrun by a bunch of energy drink induced mutants, but that world is vibrant and colorful.

Sunset Overdrive looks like the breath of fresh air this genre so desperately needs — a bright orange life saver that’s being thrown to us as we wade in a sea of brown and grey survival games. I’m grabbing on; how about you?

Sunset Overdrive releases on October 28 exclusively on Xbox One.

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[E3 2014] Feast Your Eyes On This New ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ Trailer

bloody disgusting - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 21:25

Every time I see more of Dragon Age: Inquisition, I can feel my anticipation rising for it. It looks like a follow-up to Skyrim, complete with epic battles with ancient dragons and gorgeous, expansive vistas to explore. October really cannot come soon enough.

In related news, if you’re planning on grabbing Inquisition for Xbox, Microsoft has scored a deal that will see “premiere content” — whatever that may mean — come exclusively to the platform.

Dragon Age: Inquisition releases on October 7 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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E3 2014: Lots of Blood Shed by the Devil's Third

Dread Central - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:41

Thus far Nintendo has been painting pretty pictures with its E3 offerings. Vibrant colors, spinning yarns, smashing brothers... but there is unseen by most... an underworld... a place that is just as real but not as brightly lit... a darkside! *insert spooky stinger here*

No, we're not talking about a "Tales from the Darkside" video game (though that would fucking rule); instead we're talking about the new game from Ninja Gaiden director Tomonobu Itagaki entitled Devil's Third that is coming exclusively to Wii U. Yes, you read that right!

The game had gone into limbo after THQ shut its doors, but now developer Valhalla Games is ready to offer fans a first look trailer that you will see below. Nintendo "really understood my vision," Itagaki told IGN in an earlier interview regarding why the choice to go with Nintendo instead of the two other gaming heavyweights, "so I felt I really had to work with them."

Make no mistake; Itagaki's aforementioned vision is a dark and violent as they come. That's exactly what the Wii U needs! Look for more on this one soon!

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E3 2014: Bayonetta 2 Release Window Announced; Shipping with Original Bayonetta!

Dread Central - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:28

E3 2014 hasn't been bursting with content for Nintendo Wii U fans who are looking for something a bit darker to mess around with on their little system that could. Thankfully though, there has been one shining light! It's been a long road for us Bayonetta fans, and the end is in sight!

During Nintendo's E3 Direct presentation it was announced that after years of waiting, Bayonetta 2 is finally going to be seeing the light of day this October! We're still waiting on a firm date, but hey, that's at least something.

Platinum Games had even more tricks up their sleeves though... we can now confirm that the original Bayonetta, last seen on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, will be included on the same disc! But wait... there's more! Platinum also announced that there will be special Nintendo themed outfits available for everyone's favorite hairy supernatural minx including favorites such as Peach, Samus, and Link costumes.

The witching hour strikes again. Brimming with intricate battles that take place in, on, and all over epic set pieces, Bayonetta 2 finds our sassy heroine battling angels and demons in unearthly beautiful HD. You’re bound to love how it feels to string together combos with unimaginable weapons and to summon demons using Bayonetta’s Umbran Weave in this frantic stylized action game. Bayonetta 2 is a Wii U exclusive.

Visit the official SEGA website to learn more about Bayonetta 2.

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Say Your Vows and Then Watch this First Clip from Honeymoon

Dread Central - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 19:21

The stars of two very popular current TV shows topline Leigh Janiak's Honeymoon (review here), and right now we have the very first clip from the film to share.

Honeymoon, the chilling directorial debut of Leigh Janiak, features rising stars Rose Leslie (HBO’s "Game of Thrones") and Harry Treadaway (Showtime's "Penny Dreadful"). Janiak co-wrote the film with Phil Graziadei; Patrick Baker and Esmé Howard produced.

Ben Huber and Hanna Brown co-star.

Newlyweds Paul (Treadaway) and Bea (Leslie) want to spend their honeymoon at a cabin in the woods. But the lovely romantic moment quickly disappears when odd events, such as the appearance of a mysterious light, the unexpected disappearance of Bea, and her strange return, completely hurt and acting differently, are destined to tear them apart.

Magnet Releasing will release the film on iTunes/On Demand and in theaters September 12, 2014.

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Clip Creeps In From Magnet’s ‘Honeymoon’

bloody disgusting - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 19:20

Magnet Releasing will release Honeymoon (read our review) on iTunes/On Demand and in theaters September 12, Bloody Disgusting learned.

We also landed the first clip from Leigh Janiak’s festival fav that stars Rose Leslie (“Game of Thrones”), Harry Treadaway (“Penny Dreadful”), Ben Huber and Hanna Brown.

Newlyweds Paul and Bea want to spend their honeymoon at a cabin in the woods. But the lovely romantic moments quickly disappears when strange events, such as the appearance of a mysterious light, the unexpected disappearance of Bea and her strange return, completely hurt and acting differently, are destined to torn them apart.

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Get a Taste of What's New in Teen Wolf Season 4

Dread Central - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 18:55

If you're a "Teen Wolf" fan, you've no doubt been enjoying the various Season 4 teasers and promos released thus far by MTV, and now we have a new video to share that provides a look at what's new in the upcoming episodes. Check it out!

Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, and Holland Roden star along with new regulars Arden Cho, Shelley Hennig, and Ryan Kelley as Deputy Parrish. Season 4 also sees the return of Jill Wagner as Kate Argent, JR Bourne as Chris Argent, and Ian Bohen as Peter Hale.

The new season kicks off Monday, June 23rd, at 10PM.

Related Story: Visit our "Teen Wolf" archive!

"Teen Wolf" Season 4 Overview:
In Season 4, still healing from tragic losses, Scott (Posey), Stiles (O'Brien), Lydia (Roden), and Kira (Cho) begin a new semester of school with more human worries than supernatural, while also trying to help their new friend Malia (Hennig) integrate back into society. But Kate Argent’s surprising resurrection brings a new threat to Beacon Hills along with the emergence of another mysterious enemy known simply as The Benefactor.

For more info visit the official "Teen Wolf" website, "like" "Teen Wolf" on Facebook, and follow "Teen Wolf" on Twitter.

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Indie Horror ‘U55 – End of the Line’ Surpasses Funding Goal

bloody disgusting - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 18:53

The indie horror game U55 – End of the Line has surpassed its €32,000 goal on the crowdfunding site Funded By Me with an impressive €43,094 raised. U55 aims to take a page or two out of H.P. Lovecraft’s works, and specifically from the Cthulhu mythology. The game uses an episodic format and will be comprised of nine 45 minute-long episodes, along with three mysterious “bonus” episodes.

U55 made our list of the 30 most anticipated upcoming indie horror games for a reason, and that reason is readily apparent in the below trailer. This game looks terrifying.

For more on U55 – End of the Line, follow it on Steam Greenlight.

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