Get a V/H/S: Viral Sneak Peek from Vincent Guastini

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

FX artist Vincent Guastini shared with DC a quick look at some of his work on the upcoming third chapter in the V/H/S franchise, V/H/S: Viral. Check it out right here, and look for more on this one A/S/A/P!

From the Press Release
Vincent Guastini of V.G.P. Effects & Design Studio, a Hollywood-based company nestled behind the Burbank Airport, has announced his company's involvement with doing two very elaborate effects-laden episodes of the horror hit franchise V/H/S, the latest one being titled V/H/S: Viral.

Vincent at this time cannot go into specifics but promises when the film comes out or is at least closer to its release, he will give more in-depth information and a picture spread about his involvement, which included an army of undead and some animatronic creatures in both episodes. Meanwhile, here are a few exclusive photos that Vincent can share... a more clear glimpse of what has been released in trailers.

"All I can say at this moment is we pulled out all the stops and I was able to convince one of the directors to go practical for the effects and not use CGI. I think we won the battle and also did some miniature effects as well. All I can say is I had a blast working with both Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson, on one episode, and also working with the highly visual, out-of-the-box take Todd Lincoln had on his episode. They were all different as far as the work process in getting to the final outcome, but in both cases I had a blast. I was given full freedom. The directors cared very much about every shot, and we all met or talked through emails and phone conversations several times and had many long conversations and meetings about all the effects. I love working for these guys; they care, they communicate, and above all they have passion, something I greatly admire when working with guys like this who are that on point and picky as well as very attentive to small details about their effects. Also, having producers Chris White and Brad Miska backing me up all the way was a tremendous asset to me and my crew. I can’t wait for this film to come out so I can talk more about our involvement in-depth and how much we did for this film."

Vincent has been in the make-up creature and effects business for over 20 years. His credits include Dogma, Requiem for a Dream, Last of the Mohicans, Letters of Iwo Jima, Saturday Night Live, and more recently, Sushi Girl, The Devil's Carnival, Cabin Fever: Patient Zero, the upcoming Bryan Singer-produced horror film The Taking, and Twisted Pictures' new franchise movie Havenhurst. Be sure to visit his website at VGP Effects or his company's Facebook page.

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Go Behind the Scenes of Penny Dreadful Episode 1.05 - Closer Than Sisters

Dread Central - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:45

A new behind-the-scenes video has come our way for this past Sunday night's "Penny Dreadful" Episode 1.05, "Closer than Sisters," in which creator and executive producer John Logan discusses Vanessa's (Eva Green) past and her relationship with Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton).

A profoundly unsettling new saga, "Penny Dreadful" completely reinvents literature’s most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, who are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London.

Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, and Eva Green star.

Related Story: Visit our "Penny Dreadful" Archive!

"Penny Dreadful" Episode 1.05 - "Closer Than Sisters" (aired 6/8/14)
Vanessa recalls her past and the events which ultimately lead to Mina's disappearance.

"Penny Dreadful" Episode 1.06 - "What Death Can Join Together" (airs 6/15/14)
Vanessa's latest vision leads Sir Malcolm, Ethan, and Sembene to explore a plague ship in search of Mina. Meanwhile, Van Helsing reveals to Dr. Frankenstein more details about the creature that has taken Mina. Later, Vanessa's night with Dorian unlocks something dark within her.

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Ernie Hudson Has No Idea When ‘Ghostbusters 3′ Will Begin Filming

bloody disgusting - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:40

I love Ernie Hudson, who plays Winston Zeddemore in the Ghostbusters film series, but the dude clearly has no idea what’s going on with Columbia Pictures’ Ghostbusters 3 development hell. I mean, he’s too busy signing autographs at your local comic convention to be in the know, right?

Whatever the case may be, Film Dumpster caught up with Hudson at the Niagara Falls Comic Con (where else?!) and asked him for an update on the long-gestured project that’s currently eyeing Zombieland‘s Ruben Fleischer to direct.

“I think we’re going to start shooting in the fall, or maybe the spring…once again, it kind of changes a bit…and I’m always reluctant to say anything because they tell me one thing and then it doesn’t happen.”

Hudson also speaks on the passing of Harold Ramis.

“It’s unfortune, you know, Harold is not here. Harold was the glue…he was amazing. He was an icon. So you’re going to get a GHOSTBUSTERS, but obviously it’s going to be a GHOSTBUSTERS without Harold.

It’s going to be different. So it [part 3] has to be original and it has to be something that is worth all the 30 years of waiting.”

Hearing him acknowledge that Ramis was “the glue” isn’t comforting at all. I really, really want a new Ghostbusters film, but I want it to have the heart and soul of the first two. The fact that Fleischer has a relationship with Bill Murray is sort of the only thing giving me comfort right now.

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Win a Copy of Killer Legends on DVD

Dread Central - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:30

The documentary Killer Legends will be available on DVD nationwide July 1st from Breaking Glass Pictures, and right now we have your chance to score a copy on us for free. That's right... free. You don't have to do a damn thing other than click for details!

To enter for your chance to win, just send us an email at contests@dreadcentral.com including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS. We’ll take care of the rest.

This contest will end on at 12:01 AM PT on June 30th.

Killer Legends follows filmmakers Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills as they investigate four timeless legends that continue to haunt the American public. Directed by Zeman, the documentary examines the urban legends of The Candyman, The Killer Clown, The Baby-Sitter and the Man Upstairs, and The Hookman.

The DVD release (SRP $19.99) will also include seven special features on the legendary quartet.

Joshua and Rachel travel to Houston, Texas, where they explore the tainted candy legend parents fear every Halloween. In Columbia, Missouri, they compare The Baby-Sitter and the Man Upstairs legend to the unsolved murder of Janett Christman - a babysitter found murdered in 1950. In Texarkana, Texas, the filmmakers investigate the real-life case of a killer known as The Phantom and how it inspired "The Hook" urban legend. The pair then head to Chicago to answer the question of how clowns became so evil and spooky to the public.

Zeman previously directed the critically acclaimed horror documentary Cropsey and said of the upcoming release, "I'm excited to be working with Breaking Glass Pictures again. They helped me make Cropsey a creepy cult favorite, and I'm looking forward to repeating the same success with Killer Legends."

Killer Legends was produced by Gulp Pictures and Storyville Entertainment in association with Gigantic Pictures. It premiered on March 16th on the Chiller Network.

Synopsis:
Many people believe the scariest urban legends are just modern day folklore, campfire tales of axe-wielding boogeymen, haunted mental institutions, and witches in the woods -- the storylines of our favorite horror movies, but often beneath the surface of these harrowing myths lies a horrific truth that's scarier than any fiction.

Through a chilling blend of investigative journalism and what folklorists call Legendtripping, filmmakers Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills embark on a dark journey as they investigate four of our most terrifying urban legends and the real-life crimes that may have inspired them. Peeling back the layers of storytelling, from interviews with shocked detectives to traumatized victims, our filmmakers discover a truth more horrifying than they had ever imagined. Unraveling the mystery behind a legacy that refuses to die, this is an attempt to understand not just what we all fear, but more importantly... why we continue to believe.

Special Features:
-Hook: Phantom Revealed (1:10)
-Making Connections (3:59)
-A Cautionary Tale (2:53)
-Babysitter: Close Call (1:47)
-Clowns: Sinister Suburbs (1:52)
-Family Affair (5:11)
-Candyman: Finger Pointing (1:33)







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‘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.

Synopsis:
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.

Synopsis
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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