Fox has just dropped a trio of new posters for “The X-Files” on us, and they may very well be our favorite of the bunch thus far! Check ’em out!
“The X-Files” returns to Fox with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, January 24, 2016 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), following the NFC Championship Game, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, January 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprise their iconic roles as Agent Fox Mulder and Agent Dana Scully in a mixture of stand-alone investigative episodes and those that further the original show’s seminal mythology. In the opening episode, Mulder and Scully take on a case of a possible alien abductee.
The all-new episodes will feature appearances by guest stars including Joel McHale (“Community”), Robbie Amell (“The Flash”), Lauren Ambrose (“Dig,” “Six Feet Under”), Annabeth Gish (“The Bridge”), Annet Mahendru (“The Americans”), Rhys Darby (“Flight of the Conchords”), Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”), and William B. Davis, who reprises his role as “Cigarette Smoking Man.” Three of the episodes are written and directed by Chris Carter, with the remaining new episodes written and directed by original series veterans Glen Morgan, Darin Morgan, and James Wong.
“The X-Files” originally premiered in September 1993. Over the course of its nine-season run, the influential series went from breakout sci-fi favorite to massive global hit and became one of the most successful television dramas of all time. The show, which earned sixteen Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes, and a Peabody Award, follows FBI special agents Scully (Anderson) and Mulder (Duchovny) as they investigate unexplained cases – “X-Files” – for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena. “The X-Files” is a production of 20th Century Fox Television in association with Ten Thirteen Productions. Carter is executive producer and creator of the series. Glen Morgan also serves as an executive producer.
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As fall turns to winter, it is time to turn our attention to the great horror films that have successfully incorporated the chill of the season. While weather is a seemingly unimportant aspect of a film, these movies manage to take advantage of how cold, desolate, and frightening the winter can be… especially in a horror film.
10. Silent Night Deadly Night (1984):
Directed by Charles E. Sellier, Jr., this Christmas-themed horror movie created such controversy that Tri-Star Pictures pulled it from theaters days after it was released. Thankfully for all of us horror fans, it would eventually be re-released. It tells the story of a young boy who was institutionalized after witnessing the brutal murder of his parents by a man in a Santa outfit. In a serious lapse of judgment, he is released as an adult… at Christmastime. Donning a Santa outfit, he decides to let his freak flag fly and exact revenge on anyone and everyone during the most joyous time of year. The movie offended the PTA and a number of other religious organizations, resulting in the picketing and letter writing that eventually got the movie pulled from theaters. Of course, all that negative attention only served to make it even more popular… forever giving it cult status among horror fans.
9. 30 Days of Night (2007):
Horror fans either love or hate this vampire movie set in Barrow, Alaska. Directed by David Slade, the film capitalizes on the lore that says sunlight kills vampires. Since Barrow, Alaska, is about to experience a 30-day “polar night,” it becomes a target for a clan of vampires, who descend with a vengeance. Isolated and unable to signal for help, the townspeople of Barrow must fight for their lives… for the next 30 days. Plus, with all the snow in this movie, it will definitely put you in the mood for the holidays!
8. Dead Snow (2009):
Tommy Wirkola directed this Nazi zombie flick about a group of students that have to battle the undead in the mountains of Norway. Based on Scandinavian folklore that says the dead will rise to protect their treasures, the undead in this film are Nazis who are out to protect items that were never theirs to begin with. This film became a hit with many horror fans and seems to show that whatever is going on in Scandinavian countries, it seems like they have a knack for making great horror.
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Our friends at Crypt TV have released a new One Minute Horror short film (although in this case it’s more like a minute and a half). Entitled Krampus Is Here, the film is “inspired by Krampus,” the new feature film which is heading our way on December 4th from Michael Dougherty.
Krampus Is Here is directed by John Ross, who also helmed The Thing in the Apartment (review).
Episodes are released several times a month and can only be found on Crypt TV’s Facebook page. One Minute Horror may be short in duration but is versatile in the different types of horror portrayed from week to week. From monsters to scares to thrills, One Minute Horror is designed to be easy to devour and geared to be watched multiple times.
Halloween may be over, but Krampus is coming… in fact, he’s HERE!
ONE MINUTE HORROR: Krampus is HereHalloween is over… but Krampus is coming.
Posted by Crypt TV on Thursday, November 19, 2015
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If you’re like most horror fans, you probably have a basic, possibly advanced, plan in mind in the extremely unlikely situation that a zombie apocalypse takes place. You know where to get food and supplies, you can rattle off a few places that offer protection and there’s at least one or two places that will provide you with weapons. Zombies don’t stand a chance, not with you and what you have in mind!
But wait a minute! What about your vehicle? Do you have the right wheels in order to survive? Is your car a gas guzzler? Does it have enough space to carry your gear? Can you trick it out with defensive and, if possible, offensive gear?
Below is an infographic that goes over several different kinds of cars and vehicles as well as rating them based upon several criteria. Looking at it, do you think you and your car stand a chance when faced with a horde of the undead? Or are you going to end up a zombie yourself?
Just a couple of weeks ago, we about Fox’s plans to team up with Al Ahli Holding Group to create a series of themed attractions at a new amusement park that will open in Dubai in 2018. Now it looks like AMC’s “The Walking Dead” will be getting an attraction of its own according to Slash Film.
Dubbed “The Walking Dead: Battle For Survival“, the announcement came via the 2015 edition of International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. According to the site, the ride is fully designed and ready to go. All that’s holding it back is a buyer and a home for it to shuffle into. So if you were getting excited to act out your inner Glenn, looks like you’re gonna have to wait a while. However, considering how massively popular the series is, I’d be surprised if it wasn’t picked up in the near future.
Two photos and a video of the ride can be seen below.
— Chandler Desrochers (@ChandlerD8113) November 17, 2015
The Aokigahara Forest (青木ヶ原, also known as the Suicide Forest or the Sea of Trees) is the perfect setting for a horror film given the horrors that have taken place there. There have been several features which took place in the location, and right now we have what’s being called a digital one-sheet for the next one, which is simply entitled The Forest.
Starring Natalie Dormer (“Game of Thrones,” The Hunger Games), Taylor Kinney (“Chicago Fire”), Eoin Macken (The Night Shift), and Yukiyoshi Ozawa, director Jason Zada’s The Forest hits theaters nationwide from Gramercy Pictures on January 8th. Dig on the image along with a new trailer below.
Rising with terrifying grandeur at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan, the legendary real-life Aokigahara Forest is the suspense-filled setting of the supernatural thriller. A young American woman, Sara (Natalie Dormer), journeys there in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. In the company of expatriate Aiden (Taylor Kinney), Sara enters the forest having been well warned to “stay on the path.” Determined to discover the truth about her sister’s fate, Sara will have to face the angry and tormented souls of the dead that prey on anyone who dares come near them. These malevolent spirits lying in wait for Sara at every turn will plunge her into a frightening darkness from which she must fight to save herself.
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We have such sights to show you… Dread Central has joined forces with the Who Goes There Podcast to bring Frights & Pints Horror Movie Night to The Ugly Dog Pub in sunny (and hot as HELL) San Diego! Just because Halloween is over doesn’t mean the nightmares just go away.
Join us on Blackest Saturday for the fun, drink many beers, meet other horror fans, and maybe win yourself some cool horror goodies! Please share this event with everyone you know! It’s FREE!
The event will bring with it a special screening of 1982 classic The Thing! That’s right, one of our favorite films and the story the podcasters named their show after! Not to mention that it’s also one of the best displays of practical effects ever put to film and shows off Kurt Russell’s ability to grow a wicked beard!
Bring your friends and drink away all of your holiday angst!
Start spreading the word and join us Saturday, November 28, 2015, at 8PM PT!
The Ugly Dog Pub San Diego
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San Diego, California 92115
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Fox has annoucned that they are developing an exorcism-themed show titled Haunted, which is based off the Bob Cramner book “The Demon of Brownsville Road”, according to TV Line. The Devil Inside‘s Brent Bell will be writing and directing.
Per the site:
The project centers on a military agent who is partnered with her ex-boyfriend, now a rogue demonologist, to help a family overcome a deadly demonic infestation of their home. The season-long case investigates the true story of one the most haunted houses in America. The believer vs. nonbeliever duo, by solving the mystery of the present, will solve the mystery of their damaged past. At its core the series will explore the age-old question, “Is evil real?”
Cramner’s book came out in August last year and is an autobiographical tale of the struggles he and his family had upon moving into a house that began experiencing, “…strange phenomena“.
The synopsis explains that they experienced, “…objects moving on their own, ghostly footsteps, unsettling moaning sounds…that gradually increased in violence, escalating to physical assaults and, most disturbingly, bleeding walls. Bob, Lesa, and their four children were under attack from a malicious demon that was conjuring up terrifying manifestations to destroy their tight-knit household. They had two choices: leave or draw on their unwavering faith to exorcise the malicious fiend who haunted their home.“
Remember, stay on the path…
A haunting new one-sheet and trailer have been released for The Forest starring “Games of Thrones” fav Natalie Dormer, who ends up at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan where the legendary real-life Aokigahara Forest is the setting of this supernatural thriller.
In The Forest, “A young American woman, Sara (Dormer), journeys there in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. In the company of expatriate Aiden (Kinney), Sara enters the forest having been well warned to ‘stay on the path.’ Determined to discover the truth about her sister’s fate, Sara will have to face the angry and tormented souls of the dead that prey on anyone who dares come near them. These malevolent spirits lying in wait for Sara at every turn will plunge her into a frightening darkness from which she must fight to save herself.”
In theaters January 8th, 2016 via Gramercy Pictures, The Forest is based on an idea by David S. Goyer.
Natalie Dormer, Taylor Kinney, Eoin Macken and Yukiyoshi Ozawa all star.
Well, shoot. It seems as if the Silent Hill-esque psychological horror game Ashen Falls has gone the way of its inspiration. The duo behind it made the announcement today in a post on the game’s Facebook page, which is still plastered with the incredibly imaginative concept art that left quite an impression earlier this year.
Hi everyone. It’s been awhile since our last update and I’m sorry to say this is not the update we wanted to share with you.
We’ve been quietly trying to see if we could make Ashen Falls happen over the last couple of months. We, Gilles and David, have also been working various contracts so we would able to finance the prototype. However, we’ve come to a point where we have to make a huge investment of time and money to do Ashen Falls right. Unfortunately we’re not able to do that at the moment and it means that we have to put the development on hold.
It really breaks our heart to have to do this, Ashen Falls is very special and dear to us and I hope there will be a way in the future to continue with it, but for now we will have to focus on other things.
We want to thank you all so much for the support, likes, messages, and comments. Your encouragement was the reason we gathered the confidence to even try.
Gilles and David
I sincerely hope that Gilles and David are able to find a way to make it happen. This concept art is far too stunning to leave its potential untapped.
If a horror movie was released in the ’80s and it hasn’t yet been remade, then it’s either completely irrelevant or someone just hasn’t gotten around to it yet. Steve Miner’s House, which hit theaters in 1986, is a favorite among fans, so it comes as no big surprise that it’s up on the chopping block.
In an exclusive interview with Fangoria, House producer Sean S. Cunningham (Friday the 13th) spoke about a modern day take on the horror-comedy gem, revealing that he’s currently developing a remake. Only he doesn’t quite call it a remake because some big changes are being made.
“I’m doing it right now. We are deeply in development,” Cunningham told Fangoria after accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award at the New York Horror Film Festival. “We worked on [a new] HOUSE about four or five years ago and determined that the structure of [the original] is extremely strong and that just remaking it in modern times wasn’t going to improve it and wasn’t going to change it. It would have to be rethought, and there had to be a really good reason to do it.”
“Recently we came up with—and it sounds so obvious—what if we made a gender switch, so that it’s not a man in the house?” Cunningham continued. “Although they’re not involved, imagine HOUSE starring Kristen Wiig or Melissa McCarthy. It wouldn’t be either one of them… well, it could; I mean, that’s a dream. But suddenly we realized, oh wait, then everything would have to adjust. And also, if we did it that way, it would bring back the fun that HOUSE had. So that’s the direction I’m committed to going in. I would love to make that movie, and I hope to be able to keep all the elements of the personal story from the Bill Katt version and still have it be fun.”
Good idea? Terrible idea? Sound off below!
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Described as a visually spectacular drama, Focus Features has set The Orphanage director Juan Antonio Bayona’s A Monster Calls for release on October 14, 2016.
Based on the award-winning children’s fantasy novel, “12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall) attempts to deal with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that explore courage, loss, and faith.”
Lewis MacDougall, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Liam Neeson, and Sigourney Weaver all star.
Bloody Disgusting has the film’s first official trailer to go along with the teaser trailer that’s dictated like a horrific nursery rhyme. I’m excited to see what this “world” looks like!
One of three new one-sheets from Fox’s “The X-Files” revival harks all the way back to the 1993 premiere of the series in which Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) has an “I want to believe” UFO poster hanging on his office wall.
Now, Fox releases a new poster that validates his beliefs, 20 years later, stating “I still want to believe.”
There are two other gems, one of an eye with an “X” in it that’s insanely creepy.
“The X-Files” revival airs on FOX January 24th, 2016.
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson return as Mulder and Scully, respectively, with the iconic Cigarette-Smoking Man (William B. Davis) once again playing a major role.
Joel McHale stars as Tad O’Malley, a conservative news anchor who becomes an unlikely ally for Fox Mulder.
The presumed dead Lone Gunmen – played by Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund, and Bruce Harwood – are set to return for an undisclosed arc. Robbie Amell (“The Flash”) and Lauren Ambrose (Psycho Beach Party) signed on as Agent Miller and Agent Einstein, respectively.
The all-new episodes will feature appearances by guest stars, including Joel McHale (“Community”), Annabeth Gish (“The Bridge”), Annet Mahendru (“The Americans”), Rhys Darby (“Flight of the Conchords”), and Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”).
Mitch Pileggi returns as FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner in the new short-stack order of 6-episodes.
Three of the episodes are written and directed by Chris Carter, with the remaining new episodes written and directed by original series veterans Glen Morgan, Darin Morgan and James Wong.
Here’s a bloody lovely new one-shet for Sony Screen Gems’ undead actioneer, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (trailer), set for release February 5th, 2016.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies focuses on the Bennett sisters – Elizabeth (Lily James), Lydia (Ellie Bamber), Mary (Millie Brady), Jane (Bella Heathcote), and Kitty (Suki Waterhouse) – several badass women who have been trained to brutally slay the undead.
The events begins with the tangled relationship between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England, and is complicated by a full on outbreak of zombies.
Its been rated PG-13 for “zombie violence and action, and brief suggestive material.”
In rising filmmaker Onur Tukel’s latest provocative comedy-drama Applesauce (read our review), a married man is severely tested after a string of twisted, mysterious and frightening events.
Following a world premiere at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, the enthusiastically reviewed film comes to digital EST and VOD from Dark Sky Films on November 24, 2015.
Bloody Disgusting has an exclusive clip from the genre comedy that finds a severed foot in a laundromat.
“Every Tuesday night, radio talk show host Stevie Bricks invites his listeners to call in and share “the worst thing they’ve ever done.” Tonight, Ron Welz (writer/director Onur Tukel) is ready to share his story. But soon after he confesses on the air, someone starts sending him severed body parts. Ron becomes paranoid, terrified. His life begins to unravel. His marriage begins to fall apart. He has no idea who’s tormenting him. Is it his insolent high school student? Is it his best friend? His own wife? In a city like New York, there are eight million suspects and each one could have a bone to pick with someone like Ron.”
Take dark comedy, mix it with noir, add a original and unusual movies of the year.
Applesauce, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, co-stars Max Casella (Doogie Howser M.D., Inside Llewyn Davis, Blue Jasmine), Trieste Kelly Dunn (Banshee, United 93), Dylan Baker (Spider-Man 2 and 3, Secretariat, Happiness), Jennifer Prediger (Apartment Troubles, A Teacher) and Karl Jacob (Pollywogs, The Dictator).
The other week, I asked all of you what your worst fears were, while highlighting a few of my own. One of my biggest fears is cleithrophobia, which is the fear of being trapped or locked in an enclosed space, thereby causing restricted movement. I always thought I was claustrophobic, but this is a much more distinct fear. I can handle small spaces like elevators and small rooms, but when the space is so small that I am unable to move my arms freely, I have a panic attack. Sometimes, even watching someone trapped in an enclosed space causes my heart to race and my head to spin. The films on the following list are scenes that have actually caused me to turn away from the screen.The Descent – Stuck Between a Rock and….Another Rock
The scene where Sarah gets stuck in the extremely narrow tunnel before the cave-in is one of the most traumatizing scenes for anyone who doesn’t like small spaces. Her arms are unable to move and she begins to panic, which is exactly what I would do in this situation.Thir13en Ghosts/Saw V – Wall Splat
These two take the same spot on this list because they’re basically the same scene, though Saw V took it to a much gorier route when Luke from Gilmore Girls Scott Patterson get’s crushed between two glass walls. The idea of walls closing in on you, knowing there is nothing you can do to prevent your imminent death, is absolutely terrifying.Buried – The Whole Damn Thing
If you have cleithrophobia, don’t watch Buried. The whole movie takes place inside a coffin. To make matters worse, there is a scene where a snake gets in there with him, so if you happened to catch Buried in theaters and have cleithrophobia and ophidiophobia, you probably didn’t have the best experience.Aliens – Bishop In the Tunnel
This scene isn’t particularly memorable, but there’s something about the way Cameron frames the shot of Bishop crawling through the piping conduit (for hundreds of meters)
Do any of you also suffer from cleithrophobia? What are some movie scenes that had you sweating bullets? Let me know in the comments below or shoot me a Tweet!
XLrator Media was released Flutter on VOD on November 17th.
“John (Joe Anderson, The Grey) is an out-of-control gambler who will do anything for money. When a mysterious new bookie starts to offer him more unusual, twisted “special” bets with bigger payoffs and greater risks, John’s life spirals into a dangerous world of deceit and dare, with the stakes higher than he can ever imagine.”
Giles Borg directs the thriller starring Joe Anderson, Anna Anissimova, Luke Evans, and even Billy Zane.
Here’s the trailer, stills and art.
Shocking confessions are made as the Red Devil is finally unmasked and the killer revealed in the all-new “Dorkus/The Final Girl(s),” special two-hour season finale of “Scream Queens” airing Tuesday, Dec. 8 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Read a variety of reviews by clicking here to see what you’re missing.
“Wallace University is rocked by a string of murders. Kappa House, the most sought-after sorority for pledges, is ruled with an iron fist (in a pink glove) by its Queen Bitch, Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts). But when anti-Kappa Dean Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis) decrees that sorority pledging must be open to all students, and not just the school’s silver-spooned elite, all hell is about to break loose, as a devil-clad killer begins wreaking havoc, claiming one victim, one episode at a time. Part black comedy, part slasher flick, ‘Scream Queens’ is a modern take on the classic whodunit, in which every character has a motive for murder…or could easily be the next blood-soaked casualty.”
The series stars Emma Roberts as Chanel Oberlin, Jamie Lee Curtis as Dean Munsch, Lea Michele as Hester, Abigail Breslin as Chanel #5, Nasim Pedrad as Gigi, Oliver Hudson as Wes, Skyler Samuels as Grace, Keke Palmer as Zayday, Billie Lourd as Chanel #3, Diego Boneta as Pete, Glen Powell as Chad, Lucien Laviscount as Earl, Niecy Nash as Denise, Nick Jonas as Boone, Ariana Grande as Chanel #2.
Sinister 2 (review), the sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit horror movie, will be arriving on Blu-ray and DVD January 12, 2016.
“In the aftermath of the shocking events in Sinister, a protective mother (Shannyn Sossamon of “Wayward Pines”) and her nine-year-old twin sons (real-life brothers Robert and Dartanian Sloan) find themselves marked for death in a rural house as the evil spirit of Bughuul continues to spread with frightening intensity.”
Blu-ray extras include: Digital Copy of Sinister 2, UltraViolet, Extended Kill Films, Time to Watch Another: The Making of Sinister 2 and a Feature Commentary with Director Ciaran Foy. The DVD comes with the latter two extras.
Next to Poltergeist, Ethan Wiley’s 1987 House II: The Second Story (such an awesome title) scared me to death.
I know that’s pretty embarrassing, but we’re family here at Bloody Disgusting, and I think we can all enjoy a good laugh at my expense.
I was 7 years old and went with some family friends to see it at the theater. When the rotting gunslinger comes rising out of the food trey (see below), it freaked me out so hard that I left the theater and waited in the lobby until it was over. Now, my face turns completely red any time I revisit House II.
Anyways, I have a personally connection to the franchise, and love the first two House films, especially Steve Miner’s 1986 classic in which a troubled writer moves into a haunted house after inheriting it from his aunt.
Friday the 13th‘s Sean S. Cunningham produced the film, and is now planning a remake.
“I’m doing [a remake] right now, Cunningham told Fangoria after accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award at the New York City Horror Film Festival. “We are deeply in development. We worked on [a new] House about four or five years ago and determined that the structure of [the original] is extremely strong, and that just remaking it in modern times wasn’t going to improve it, and wasn’t going to change it. It would have to be rethought, and there had to be a really good reason to do it.
“Recently, we came up with—and it sounds so obvious—what if we made a gender switch, so that it’s not a man in the house?” Cunningham continued. “Although they’re not involved, imagine House starring Kristen Wiig or Melissa McCarthy. It wouldn’t be either one of them…well, it could; I mean, that’s a dream. But suddenly we realized, oh wait, then everything would have to adjust. And also, if we did it that way, it would bring back the fun that House had. So that’s the direction I’m committed to going in. I would love to make that movie, and I hope to be able to keep all the elements of the personal story from the Bill Katt version and still have it be fun.”
Can you imagine a female-centric take on this classic horror story? Personally, I love the idea, and am far from anti-remake. To this writer, a good movie is a good movie, and a bad one is, well, you get.