Another film has made its Indiegogo goal, and that means we're more than happy for the filmmakers' success and are happy to report about it. The next indie spooker to cross the finish line is Andrew Jones' Apparitional.
Jeffrey Johnson, Linara Washington, Charley Koontz, John Zderko, Bill Lithgow, and Dee Wallace star.
A group of ghost hunters must up their game to compete in the competitive world of paranormal TV shows, leading them to a truly haunted prison with a grisly past that proves to be more than they bargained for.
The great Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke a little bit to his fan site The Arnold Fans about his next movies, and he pretty much confirmed his gig as the star of the next Terminator flick and much more. Including Twins friggin' 2.
"I'm very happy that the studios want me to be in Terminator 5 and to star AS the Terminator, which we start shooting in January," says the former Governator. "I'm also going to do King Conan - to play that role and also to do another Twins movie. So I feel very proud of that. I feel very happy, and I'm looking forward to doing those films."
Skydance Productions and Annapurna Pictures have already set Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar, Shutter Island) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry, My Bloody Valentine 3D) to script the next installment of The Terminator franchise.
Viking zombies. That's right, Viking zombies. The mere premise alone is enough to watch this flick, but we have to wonder whether it's a gimmick or a genuine selling point. Check out the trailer and more to decide for yourself.
Daniel Konze directs. AVIER WOLF - MARIO KASPRAS - FABIO SORGINI - THOMAS BINDER - MARC BLUHM - STEVEN KOURIA - THOMAS PILL - PASCAL DIECKMEYER - ROBIN METZ - STEFAN BÖHME - EUGEN SCHLEGEL - TOBIAS LÜTKEMEIER - PETER BARTA - JAN HAAKE all star. Sorry about the caps and dashes, but I wasn't about to retype every one of those names. Although the name Dieckmeyer made us consider it. It was tempting. Say it. Dieckmeyer. It's fun. Do it. You know you want to.
Check out the loosely translated plot below.
It is a film about the Third Reich, where the Nazis open the gate to Valhalla and hope to be able to win the war with the help of Viking zombies. However, the Viking zombies do not fight on the side of the Nazis and kill everything.
You belong to them now…
After Dark Films proudly announces the fifth film in its After Dark Originals 2 series, Sanatorium, an allegedly terrifying film that authentically captures a Paranormal Investigation TV show’s worst fears.
“On a bitterly cold December night, a paranormal investigations team has set their sights on the bloody Hillcrest Sanatorium to answer the age old question: Is there life after death? With rumors of hauntings and local children gone missing, they may just get their answer the hard way when members of the team mysteriously disappear, leaving behind unnerving evidence…”
Sanatorium is directed and written by Brant Sersen (Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story, Splinterheads), starring Kate Riley (College Humor), Megan Neuringer (Kroll Show) and Don Fanelli (Inside Amy Schumer).
Tired of seeing the same old footage recycled into a myriad of TV spots for World War Z? Yeah, us too. Which is why we were happy to see the first clip arrive - check it out!
Read our World War Z review here!
Look for World War Z in theatres on June 21st. It stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Eric West, Matthew Fox, David Morse, and James Badge Dale.
The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself.
There's nothing like a good haunted house tale to send a chill down the spine, and hopefully that's just what this next one will do! BrinkVision will be releasing the haunting new tale Muirhouse on Limited Edition DVD and VOD on September 17 in the U.S. can Canada.
Muirhouse has been building a steady rep by scaring audiences worldwide with festival screenings at Shreikfest, Monsterfest, Fright Night Film Fest (winning best foreign horror film), and many more.
Check out the goodies below.
In 2007 Phillip Muirhouse began a promotional book tour on supernatural phenomena. As a publicity stunt he was to be filmed inside a local tourist trap, The Monte Cristo Homestead, known as ‘the most haunted house in Australia’. He spent one night in the house. The events which took place were recorded in real time on audio devices and night vision cameras. By morning three people were discovered dead. This is the footage…
We're getting close, kids! We're just a little over a month away from James Wan's The Conjuring beginning to haunt your theatre halls, and the hype wheel has begun turning. Next stop - the very first TV spot!
Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. Based on a true story described in the book House of Darkness, House of Light: The True Story by Andrea Perron, The Conjuring tells the horrifying tale of how world renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
From New Line Cinema comes a feature film drawn from the case files of married demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren. The Conjuring stars Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga ("Bates Motel," Orphan) and Patrick Wilson (Hard Candy, Insidious) as the Warrens and Ron Livingston (HBO’s “Band of Brothers”) and Lili Taylor (Public Enemies) as Roger and Carolyn Perron, residents of the house.
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Joey King (Crazy, Stupid, Love), Shanley Caswell (Detention), Haley McFarland (TV’s “Lie to Me”), Mackenzie Foy (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), and newcomer Kyla Deaver play the Perrons’ five daughters, and Sterling Jerins (World War Z) is the Warrens’ little girl, Judy.
James Wan (Saw, Insidious) directs from a screenplay by Chad Hayes and Carey W. Hayes (The Reaping). The film is produced by Peter Safran, Tony DeRosa-Grund, and Rob Cowan with Walter Hamada and Dave Neustadter serving as executive producers. Reuniting with the director are members of his Insidious creative team, director of photography John Leonetti, editor Kirk Morri, and costume designer Kristin M. Burke, and his Saw production designer, Julie Berghoff. The music is composed by Joseph Bishara.
New Line Cinema presents an Evergreen Media Group/Safran Company Production of a James Wan Film: The Conjuring. The film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
The film opens in the US and the UK on July 19, 2013.
With the weekend approaching, it's more important than ever to behave now. One screw-up and you're bound to be spending your time enduring the Detention of the Dead. So get prepared by watching this new clip.
Anchor Bay Entertainment holds everyone after class with the July 23rd DVD release of Detention of the Dead. This side-splitting mix of zombies and teen angst stars Jacob Zacher (“Greek”), Alexa Nikolas (“The Walking Dead”), Christa B. Allen (“Revenge”), Jayson Blair (“The New Normal”), Justin Chon (the Twilight franchise) and Max Adler (“Glee”).
In addition, fans will be able to experience Detention of the Dead on the big screen at select theaters nationwide on June 28th. The student body feast will also be available On Demand starting June 18th.
THE BREAKFAST CLUB meets ZOMBIELAND in this head-busting zombedy. A group of teenagers trapped in detention fight for survival after their classmates turn into a ravenous zombie horde. Can a cheerleader, a stoner, a jock, a bully, a goth, and a nerd put aside their differences for one night to take on the undead? Will they live to see the morning? Fat chance! This is high school after all.
Bonus features include audio commentary by writer/director Alex Craig Mann and “Detention of the Dead: Behind the Scenes” featurette.
I still remember watching the flick The Swarm within the last couple of years. The flick redefined the word "boredom," and the problem was only compounded by its ridiculously long runtime. Hopefully Lionsgate's new flick Deadly Swarm can get some buzz back!
From the Press Release
The infectious Syfy Channel Original Movie Deadly Swarm is available for the first time on DVD August 13 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Created in the tradition of Arachnophobia and Snakes on a Plane, this horror flick stars Shane Brolly (Underworld franchise) and John Patrick McCormack (TV’s “The West Wing”) and is directed by Paul Andresen (Shockumentary).
Seeking out a cure for his wife’s serious illness, scientist Dr. Schroeder (McCormack) heads deep into a forbidden jungle in Guatemala, trapping thousands of killer wasps. Working with secret military backing, it is Schroeder’s contention that the venom from the wasps’ stingers can be of great medicinal benefit. But when they try to illegally smuggle the wasps into the US, the truck they are on crashes and the wasps are set free to wreak havoc, making a direct path to a small unsuspecting town. It is up to American entomologist Daniel Lang and nosey writer Sandra Kern to stop these deadly wasps – as they lay eggs in their victims to hatch thousands more wasps – before it’s too late.
Veteran scream queen Danielle Harris (Halloween) makes her directorial debut with the horror thriller Among Friends arriving on DVD, Digital Download and Video on Demand August 27 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
Also starring Harris, the film features a murder mystery night gone awry for a group of friends when someone decides to use the evening for revenge. The Among Friends DVD includes an audio commentary.
We finally got our hands on the trailer, thanks to BD regular ‘Fabien M.’
“Good times take a dark turn when longtime friends get together for an ’80s-themed murder mystery party that is soon hijacked by someone from their past. The dinner guests will have to face their lies and secret betrayals as they discover the terrifying lengths to which their host will go to expose the truth.“
Speaking completely for myself, I have a lot of love for Alien 3, and it stands amongst one of my favorites in the entire franchise. Especially David Fincher's director's cut. Today a couple of videos have come to our attention that showcase some behind-the-scenes goodies from the flick! Dig it!
Thanks to Bloody Disgusting for diggin' these things up!
Alien 3 stars Charles Dance, Charles S. Dutton, Sigourney Weaver, and Lance Henriksen.
In the third chapter of the most terrifying saga in sci-fi history, Ripley's (Sigourney Weaver) crippled spaceship crash-lands on Fiorina 161, a bleak wasteland inhabited by former inmates of the planet's maximum security prison. But an Alien was aboard her craft... and soon the body count begins to mount!
Black Veil Brides Release Ultimate Edition Of ‘Wretched And Divine’: Gearing Up For Vans Warped Tour
Hard rockers Black Veil Brides have released an “Ultimate Edition” of their latest album Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones, which was originally released on January 8th, 2013. The deluxe box set has sold out but a CD/DVD version is still available.
This release also comes as the band gets ready to hit the road on the main stage of the Vans Warped Tour. The band will apparently be playing several “never before played” songs on this tour. Head here for tour dates.
Alrighty, kids! It's time to step back for a moment and think about your dear old dad. Or, if he was a prick, take a moment to make sure that you're doing everything that you can to not turn out like he did. Either way, here are some new cards you can send him this Father's Day!
The famed horror team of director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell reunite with the original cast of Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, and Ty Simpkins in Insidious Chapter 2, a terrifying sequel to the acclaimed horror film, which follows the haunted Lambert family as they seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.
Related Story: Check out our Insidious Chapter 2 news archive
Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions is producing (with Alliance financing). FilmDistrict will distribute the film theatrically in the United States, with Sony handling the majority of domestic ancillary rights. Alliance will distribute in Canada, the U.K. (through its Momentum Pictures subsidiary), and Spain (through Aurum); and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions will distribute in all other international territories.
Look for Insidious Chapter 2 on Friday, September 13th! Stay tuned for more as it comes.
The residents of Chester’s Mill find themselves trapped under a massive transparent dome and sealed off from the rest of the world, on the summer series premiere of “Under the Dome,” Monday, June 24. Series is based on the Bestselling Novel by Stephen King, check out a really atmospheric new poster. In the pilot, “When the residents of Chester’s Mill find themselves trapped under a massive transparent dome with no way out, they struggle to survive as resources rapidly dwindle and panic quickly escalates.” Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) directed the premiere episode. “Under the Dome,” a new 13-episode serialized drama based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, is the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town’s inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers about the dome, where it came from and if and when it will go away.
We also have a new look at Vampire Bill (Stephen Moyer) in this weekend’s premiere of HBO’s “True Blood”. In the new season, “The Authority is in flames. TruBlood is in short supply. As Bill comes to terms with his newfound powers after emerging reincarnated from a pool of blood, humans are in open conflict with vampires like never before. Meanwhile, Sookie and Jason must steel themselves for an encounter with their parents’ killer: the mysterious and ancient Warlow.” The pic comes out of today’s EW.
No this has nothing to do with three student filmmakers who head off into the Canadian woods to find a mythical director who was last seen fondling his new flesh. This is a beast of a different kind. Read on for details.
From the Press Release
Details of The Cronenberg Project, a multi-platform celebration of the work of one of the world’s greatest filmmakers, David Cronenberg, were announced today by Piers Handling, CEO and Director, TIFF and Noah Cowan, Artistic Director, TIFF Bell Lightbox. Running from November 1, 2013 to January 19, 2014, the core component of The Cronenberg Project is a comprehensive film exhibition titled David Cronenberg: Evolution, curated by Handling and Cowan. The exhibition, which will be presented at TIFF Bell Lightbox in the HSBC Gallery, explores the world of David Cronenberg by tracing his development and progression as a filmmaker through the themes of physical and psychological transformation that define his cinema; from telepaths and scientists to television producers and twin doctors. This also marks the first major original exhibition curated and launched by TIFF that will tour internationally with locations to be announced at a later date.
The Cronenberg Project also includes an experiential virtual museum called David Cronenberg: Virtual Exhibition; a full retrospective of Cronenberg’s films with multiple newly struck 35mm prints and new digital restorations; an interactive digital experience titled Body/Mind/Change, a Lance Weiler project and co-production with TIFF and CFC Media Lab; an art exhibition curated by Noah Cowan and David Liss titled David Cronenberg: Transformation, presented in partnership with the Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art (MOCCA); and two original publications celebrating the film and art exhibitions. David Cronenberg: Transformation will run from September 5 to December 29, 2013 at MOCCA, with the opening reception taking place on September 4 just in time for the Toronto International Film Festival.
“After collaborating with some of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world to bring highly anticipated film exhibitions to Canada, we are excited to reach this major milestone at TIFF Bell Lightbox by originating a show of our own to share with the international community,” said Handling. “This exhibition underscores our commitment as an organization to Canadian film and its legacy, and presenting and celebrating David Cronenberg is a natural choice.”
“David Cronenberg is among the world’s great filmmakers and we feel fortunate to have worked with him on multiple projects over the last 30 years, including the creation of a Special Collection archive in TIFF’s Film Reference Library, which has yielded the most spectacular elements of this show,” added Cowan. “The Cronenberg Project is the culmination of this relationship and we are thankful to David and the many participating institutions and individuals who are collaborating on this enterprise to create a significant global impact on behalf of this extraordinary artist.”
Highlights of David Cronenberg: Evolution include key pieces and materials from Cronenberg’s extensive filmography—including costumes, props, photographs, audio-visual elements, art work and set-design drawings—such as the helmet from Videodrome (1983), the game consoles from eXistenZ (1999), the surgical tools from Dead Ringers (1988), the leg braces from Crash (1996), the typewriters from Naked Lunch (1991), and the pod from The Fly (1986).
David Cronenberg: Virtual Exhibition, launching online and in the CIBC Gallery on November 1, explores Cronenberg’s films through new scholarship and artistic explorations, including essays, academic writing, an interactive map and timeline, and a selection of rare behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Cronenberg’s past and present collaborators. A natural extension of TIFF’s Higher Learning programming and Digital Resource Hub, David Cronenberg: Virtual Exhibition looks to enhance educational opportunities within the academic community and the public at large to stimulate ongoing research in Cronenberg’s filmography.
David Cronenberg: Transformation at MOCCA will feature six new, TIFF-commissioned artworks from leading Canadian and international contemporary artists who share Cronenberg’s inspirations from literature and philosophy—writers such as McLuhan, Burroughs and Ballard—and his fascination with biological horror, the human psyche and the merging of humans and media. Artists featured: Candice Breitz, James Coupe, Marcel Dzama, Jeremy Shaw, Jamie Shovlin and Laurel Woodcock.
Body/Mind/Change, a digital extension of David Cronenberg: Evolution, immerses users/audiences in a “Cronenbergian” world across three platforms—online, mobile, and real life—through an “artificial intelligence recommendation engine” called POD (Personal On-Demand). Users can sign up now at the Mind Body Change website to register for a POD and enter into this story-world experience, which will launch in October and culminate with a physical hub inside the CIBC Canadian Film Gallery. Body/Mind/Change provides the opportunity for the audience to become a part of the exhibition and to explore the dark landscape where Cronenberg’s stories live.
Evolution, the opening celebration for the exhibition David Cronenberg: Evolution, will take over TIFF Bell Lightbox for the evening of Wednesday, October 30, featuring live entertainment, interactive art installations, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are now on sale here, proceeds will support annual film programming at TIFF along with education and community initiatives.
“It will take what you love most.”
FilmDistrict has provided us with the hi-res official one-sheet for James Wan’s highly anticipated Insidious Chapter 2, as well as a pair of Father’s Day cards that shows that the kid in question is once again in The Further.
Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins, Barbara Hershey, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Andrew Astor, Jocelin Donahue, Danielle Bisutti, and Lindsay Seim all star in the hot sequel directed once again by Saw‘s James Wan.
In theaters September 13, “The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.” As she did in the first Insidious, Oscar-nominated Hershey will play the role of Lorraine Lambert, the mother to Patrick Wilson’s Josh Lambert and the grandmother to the demon-possessed boy Dalton.
A few days ago we heard that Paramount was in negotiations to secure the distribution rights for a fifth Terminator film. The film is being produced by Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures as well as David Ellison’s Skydance Productions. Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry) are writing the script for the fifth film.
With all of that seemingly going well, Arnold Schwarzenegger is sort of confirming his involvement, and the likelihood that he will be playing one of the titular machines. According to TheArnoldFans.com he said, ““In fact, I’m very happy that the studios want me to be in Terminator 5 and to star AS the ‘Terminator’, which we start shooting in January and I’m also going to do ‘King Conan’ – to play that role and also to do another ‘Twins’ movie.”
This is from an actor, so it’s to be taken with a grain of sale until the studio confirms it – but it’s looking good (depending on if you actually want to see this movie). Also? Twins 2!!!
Megan Ellison paid more than $20 million in 2011 to acquire the rights for a new Terminator film. However, she must make a film by 2019 before the rights revert back to the creator of the franchise, James Cameron.
Here’s the first art for the Kickstarter funded Andrew Jones indie Apparitional, starring Jeffrey Johnson, Linara Washington, Charley Koontz, John Zderko, Bill Lithgow, and Dee Wallace.
In the film, “A group of ghost hunters must up their game to compete in the competitive world of paranormal TV shows, leading them to a truly haunted prison with a grisly past that proves to be more than they bargained for.”
Check out the film’s Facebook.
A new trailer for R.I.P.D. has arrived with some international flavor along with a helping of never before seen footage. Looking to keep the undead down and out for good? Then show your support for the Rest in Peace Department!
Universal Pictures' R.I.P.D. stars Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, Stephanie Szostak, Mary-Louise Parker, Marisa Miller, Mike O'Malley, James Hong, Tobias Segal, and Robert Knepper.
Robert Schwentke directed the project, which follows a murdered cop (Reynolds) who is recruited to work in the Rest in Peace Department, a police force comprised of ghosts who battle spirits unready to depart this world. Jeff Bridges plays Reynolds' ghostly partner.
Universal Pictures' supernatural farce has been scheduled for July 19, 2013.
Nick is dead — at least, that’s how he remembers it — and teams up with another deceased detective, a gunslinger from the Old West (played by Jeff Bridges), to work for an elite task force, the Rest In Peace Department (hence the title), to track down the dead on Earth. (Due to overpopulation, some unsettled spirits haven’t gone where they’re supposed to and are hiding out). Technically, R.I.P.D. officers (who are overseen by Mary-Louise Parker) aren’t allowed to kill anyone living and aren’t supposed to interact with anyone from their previous lives, but Nick is haunted by the fact that he was murdered by another cop (played by Kevin Bacon) and can’t let it go.
Here’s both the teaser video and a brand new clip from tonight’s “Hannibal” Episode 1.12: “Relevés”, which airs on NBC.
“After Georgia Madchen (Ellen Muth) dies in an explosion, Will (Hugh Dancy) asserts that the copycat killer is still alive. The BAU team links Abigail (Kacey Rohl) to the Minnesota Shrike victims and plan to arrest herm only to find Will has checked her out of the hospital. Will’s hallucinations intensify, causing him to lose Abigail in Minnesota.
Meanwhile, Hannibal’s (Mads Milkkelson) subtle manipulation convinces Jack (Laurence Fishburne) that Will is capable of murder. Hannibal makes an astonishing admission to Abigail.”
Gillian Anderson and Lara Jean Chorostecki guest star.