Jovanka Vuckovic Heads to the Apocalypse With ‘Riot Girls’!

bloody disgusting - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 09:32

Clique Pictures producer Lauren Grant announced today that XX director Jovanka Vuckovic will be at the helm for the feature film Riot Girls, Bloody Disgusting learned.

Set in a world where adults have mysteriously died and resources are scarce, Riot Girls tells the story of a teenage girl who is called to action when her brother is captured by rivals and set to be executed. Joined by the girl who has always loved her, and the boy who wants to love her, the threesome tear through the crumbling suburbs on a violent road marked by betrayal, sexual discovery, and brutal justice.

Vuckovic won the 2012 Fantasia Film Festival Best Short award for The Captured Bird (pictured), which was executive produced by Guillermo del Toro. She also wrote and directed a segment for XX, the groundbreaking all-female horror anthology produced by XYZ Films to be released by Magnet Releasing in 2017. She’s scheduled to direct the feature adaptation of Clive Barker’s Jacqueline Ess as well as All My Heroes Are Dead, a thriller based on an original screenplay by Vuckovic.

“I’ve always been attracted to films that break the rules,” says Vuckovic. “Riot Girls isn’t a simple post apocalypse tale, a violent survivalist horror story, a queer romance, or a kids adventure film – it’s all of those things blended together beautifully. I look forward to bringing Katherine’s genre-bending, coming-of-rage love story to life onscreen.”

Riot Girls is written by Katherine Collins, who is currently working on the upcoming Netflix series Lost In Space to be directed by Neil Marshall and was a writer on the first season of the NBC hit Blindspot.

Riot Girls is currently casting.

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Latest “American Horror Story ?6” Promo Suggests It’s All Been an Illusion

bloody disgusting - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 01:15

A brand new promo for FX’s “American Horror Story ?6” has been released and it mixes footage from pretty much every single promo that has already come out for the sixth season. The video uses music from star Lady Gaga’s brand new single “Perfect Illusion”, which you can hear below, which brings up the possibility that everything we’ve seen so far has been a misdirection, even though both TV Guide and Comcast/Xfinity have both suggested that the theme is based upon the promo titled “The Mist“. I guess we’ll have to wait and see when “American Horror Story” premieres next Wednesday, September 14th.

FX CEO John Landgraf explained that when it comes to the teasers, “One is accurate; all the rest are misdirect.” He continued, “We decided, Ryan [Murphy] and I and [marketing president] Stephanie Gibbons, that it would be really fun this year…to keep it a mystery. There is a theme and a setting and a place and time, but we’re not going to reveal it,” per IndieWire.

Sarah Paulson joins Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Romika Annabell Osorio. We’re still waiting to hear if Angela Bassett, Denis O’Hare, Matt Bomer, Wes Bentley, Cheyenne Jackson or Finn Wittrock will return.

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Remember That Anne Hathaway Giant Monster Movie? Here’s a First Look at…Not Much

bloody disgusting - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 20:32

Just a few days ago, we posted that the giant monster film Colossal would be having its world premiere at TIFF. Directed by Nacho Vigalondo (Extraterrestrial, VHS Viral, Timecrimes) and starring Anne Hathaway, the film has been on our radar for well over a year and we’re excited to learn more about it!

However, the latest news from EW doesn’t really offer all that much information and their first look, which you can see below, offers basically nothing. The photo shows Hathaway and co-star Jason Sudeikis at a bar with both looking rather bored. Wahoo.

Meanwhile, Vigalondo tells the site, “The movie’s coming from my obvious love towards monster movies, and I was always intrigued by the possibility of setting a monster movie story in a human scale. This is a monster movie that collides with a small indie drama, which is an interesting collision

The story follows a woman who moves back to her hometown after losing her job and boyfriend in New York, only to discover that she is somehow strangely connected to a giant creature that has materialized over Seoul and is wreaking havoc on the city.”

The film ran into some issues in May of 2015 when it was slapped with a lawsuit that alleged it was an “unauthorized Godzilla film.

Updated with the first clip, which Vigalondo teases to Deadline, “This is from an early part of the film, and shows how Anne and Oscar evolve while the world is in shock. As in real life, massive destruction and faraway tragedies don´t stop our everyday.”

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WORLD OF DEATH EP10 – “Manhood” / “The Table”

bloody disgusting - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 20:00

Sexual exploration is a typical part of anyone’s forge through maturity. Many people welcome a new position, role playing, even toys or props to help keep things “spicy” in the bedroom. In our first short film, “Manhood” we find our main character at the tail end of a dead body trying to get his rocks off. Though definitely not considered “acceptable” by societal standard, he seems to think this is a perfectly good way to fulfill his sexual desires. He thought wrong. Matt Hanchey’s well-shot short film shows us that it’s always best to ask permission first!

Shane Free’s “The Table” shows us the lighter side of death. Wait, is that even possible? In World of Death, anything is possible! A man purchases an antique table for his dining room and is a little too late making a grim discovery as to the original intentions of this particular piece of furniture. “The Table” is a perfect blend of comedy and gore for anyone out there looking for a laugh… and plenty of blood.

World of Death is the web series that fans of independent horror have been waiting for.  Featuring short horror films from all over the globe created by the largest variety of talent that a collection has ever been able to boast, WOD provides plenty of blood, guts, screams and laughs for all fans of the macabre.  And with episodes averaging around eight minutes in length, WOD is the perfect entertainment for a fan base constantly on the go.  Watch it anywhere, at any time, for FREE! New episodes premiere every Monday and Thursday at 7pm CST.


Meet the Filmmakers

Matthew Hanchey of Los Angeles has been working professionally in the industry since about 2010. A Nightmare on Elm Street is without a doubt his favorite horror movie, adding “Nothing comes close.” He currently pays the bills by working on major network TV shows, but you can follow his personal production company at

Shane Free is also from Los Angeles and has been making movies since he was 8 years old. He recently distributed the feature documentary “Hex Hollow: Witchcraft and Murder in Pennsylvania”, which is a true crime story about a farmer in 1928 who was murdered because three men thought he was a witch. It’s currently available on iTunes, Amazon and DVD, more info can be found at

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Kate Beckinsale’s Kid Needs to Learn How to Wash His Hands in This ‘The Disappointments Room’ Clip

bloody disgusting - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 19:44

A new clip from The Disappointments Room has been released and it shows Kate Beckinsale waking up from a nap to see her son staring out her bedroom window. After reassuring him that everything is okay, both are suddenly spooked because his hands are covered in filth. C’mon, they don’t have a bottle of Purell laying around somewhere?

In this psychological thriller from the director of Eagle Eye and Disturbia, Dana and David move from Brooklyn to a once-grand southern mansion with their 5 year old son looking for a fresh start. But Dana’s discovery of a secret room unleashes unexplainable events that test her sanity and slowly reveal the home’s terrifying past.

Kate Beckinsale (Underworld, Total Recall, Mel Raido (Legend), with Gerald McRaney (Focus, The Best of Me) and Lucas Till (X-Men: Apocalypse, TV’s “MacGyver”) round out D.J. Caruso’s (Disturbia, Eagle Eye) all-star cast.

The Disappointments Room is unlocked on September 9th. You can watch the trailer here.

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Fede Alvarez’s ‘Evil Dead’ Getting Blu-Ray Director’s Cut

bloody disgusting - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 19:19

Fede Alvarez is riding high right now after topping the box office two weeks in a row with his horror/thriller Don’t Breathe (review), which I personally loved.

A few days ago, Alvarez was interviewed by Altapeli, where he spoke about the film and also his previous film, 2013’s Evil Dead, where he let slip something very exciting…

[The ‘Evil Dead’] extended cut will come out on blu-ray. Just a few hours ago we talked about the study and it seems that Halloween will be available,” Alvarez tells the site. An extended version aired in the UK back in early 2015 but was a mistake as the distributor apparently sent the wrong master for broadcasting purposes.

This is exciting news as fans have been wanting an extended version ever since the film came out and it looks like now it’s going to happen! We’ll be keeping our eyes and ears open for an official announcement with a release date.

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Sohn Releases “Signal” Video Directed By and Starring Milla Jovovich

bloody disgusting - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 18:57

British-born, Vienna-residing electronic artist Sohn has released a video for his new single “Signals”. The video, which was directed by and stars Resident Evil and The Fifth Element star Milla Jovovich, is a one-take shot of Jovovich with herself projected behind her. The Milla in the forefront is clean and polished while the one projected has makeup running down her face because of tears. It’s a stark clip and one that embraces the dynamic emotions of the song.

Sohn tells Stereogum, “I sent Milla some of my new music while she was in Paris — we got on the phone and she had these beautiful visions of what “Signal” could be visually. It was really clear that she would be the perfect person to bring it to life and it became a real collaboration between friends and artists. We ended up with this incredible, emotional one-take video that just blew me away as I saw it unfold live. As an actor and a director, I feel like Milla somehow managed to translate the heart of the music into images on screen… The performance is so gripping, and the motion and beauty of the shot just blows me away.

Jovovich also explained to the site:

Once I started thinking about how to bring the original concept to life, I became obsessed with bringing projections into the mix. I felt like we could bring the viewer into the mind of the character I was portraying through the different projections, both behind me and on my body, that would be both emotional and visually exciting. What happened on the day was absolute magic; one of the takes was so powerful and really told the story so well that SOHN knew we had the video for his song right then, on the day, totally live. This was something he had wanted right from our first conversations, to make the video completely analog and real and to somehow be able to shoot everything in one take. It is a testament to the focus and skill of our amazing DP Vern Nobles and his crew that we were able to capture the soul of the song in such a seemingly effortless way; no cuts, no tricks. I am so excited that SOHN trusted me to visually bring his music to life and so proud that I was able to put the team together who made this video possible.

Sohn’s Signal can be purchased via iTunes.

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New Poster for ‘In a Valley of Violence’ Pits Light Against Dark

bloody disgusting - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 17:01

We’ve been covering In a Valley of Violence (review), the upcoming non-horror Western, because it hails from Ti West, who has brought us such fantastic films as House of the Devil, The Innkeepers, and The Sacrament. Sure, it doesn’t fall under the horror umbrella but we’re thrilled to see him expand and push his craft in what appears to be a very solid film, one that our own Trace hails as, “…a lot of fun and hilarious to boot.

Today, a new poster for the film came out and it shows Ethan Hawke and John Travolta right around the corner from each other, each with their weapons drawn and ready. You can see it down below.

A mysterious drifter named Paul (Ethan Hawke) and his dog make their way towards Mexico through the barren desert of the old west. In an attempt to shorten their journey, they cut through the center of a large valley — landing themselves in the forgotten town of Denton, a place now dubbed by locals as a “valley of violence.” The once-popular mining town is nearly abandoned and controlled by a brash group of misfits — chief among them Gilly (James Ransone), the troublemaking son of the town’s Marshal (John Travolta).

As tensions rise between Paul and Gilly, Denton’s remaining residents bear witness to an inevitable act of violence that starts a disastrous chain reaction, infecting the petty lives of all involved and quickly drags the whole town into the bloody crosshairs of revenge. Mary-Anne (Taissa Farmiga) and Ellen (Karen Gillan), two bickering sisters who run the town’s only hotel, try to find the good in both men, while desperately searching for their own salvation. Only the world-weary Marshal struggles to stop the violent hysteria, but after a gruesome discovery about Paul’s past… there is no stopping the escalation.

West wrote, directed and even edited the film, which stars Ethan Hawke, James Ransone, Taissa Farmiga, Karen Gillan, and John Travolta.

In a Valley of Violence will release theatrically in select cities and on VOD and Digital HD by Focus World on October 21, 2016.

Cheers to BMD for the reveal!

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“Rick & Morty” Have Invaded the World of ‘Shaun of the Dead’!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 16:47

I was only just turned onto Dan Harmon’s “Rick & Morty” earlier this year. To say that I’ve been missing out on a lot is an understatement, as the show is wickedly smart and ventures into themes and territories that few others will dare to travel.

Thanks to Critters, the two cartoon characters have now descended upon the world of Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead…sorta. You see, Critters took creatures and characters from the show and laid them overtop certain parts of the film, specifically during Shaun’s walk to get some treats to cure his hangover.

It’s wonderfully merged and the scene plays out beautifully, as though the two were meant to be a part of the same universe.

Check it out below!

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[In Defense Of] The ‘Pumpkinhead’ Franchise

bloody disgusting - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 15:03

We dust off the ‘Pumpkinhead’ franchise, looking at what makes these films special and why their premise still works

“God damn you!”
“He already has, son. He already has.”

Freddy Krueger. Jason Voorhes. Even Leatherface. These are the murderous icons from horror franchises that people throw their arms up in outrage over and furrow their brows at beyond recognition when various trades announce they’re being remade/rebooted/re-animated. However, when it was recently announced that executive producer, Peter Block of the Saw franchise (as well as The Devil’s Rejects, Crank, and more) was going to be rebooting the Pumpkinhead franchise, most readers cleared their throats in disinterest and wondered, ‘Pumpkinhead,’ is that the kid from ‘Halloween III’? And yet, Pumpkinhead is a horror series that actually has some (deformed) legs to stand on. The franchise goes through a bumpy ride over the course of its four films, but each one manages to reinforce some of the precise themes that the original picture slams into your face so effectively (Although Mortal Kombat XL really wouldn’t be remiss if they threw Pumpkinhead into the next DLC pack along with other totems like Candyman and the Babadook…). With the Pumpkinhead series coming back around, it seemed worthy to explore the power behind these films and what the upcoming reboot should do in order to succeed.

The original Pumpkinhead film that came out in 1988 is by far the strongest of the four films in the series, with a lot of this having to do with Stan Winston being in the director’s chair and his strong vision for this horrific tale. The name Stan Winston is probably ringing a bell for you because he’s the makeup master and effects extraordinaire for iconic horror creatures such as the Xenomorph, Predator, the T-1000, and the sleeker dinosaurs from Jurassic Park. Winston was at the top of his field in the effects department, which is why it was so exciting when he finally wanted to try his hand at directing, with Pumpkinhead being his passion project. Winston’s career as a director could have been huge if Pumpkinhead’s reception went differently, but this is far from a bad first film and should have earned Winston a better filmography as a director than what he ultimately ended up with (don’t expect a feature on A Gnome Named Gnorm coming out of me). It’s worth noting that Winston turned down the opportunity to direct Nightmare on Elm Street 3 in order to direct this, which was a huge gamble, but continues to reinforce his belief and conviction in this idea.

With Winston being such a pro at creating terrifying monsters, obviously the expectations for the beast in Pumpkinhead were appropriately high. I think Winston did a fairly good job here, even if he does bear a little too strong of a resemblance to the Xenomorph at times. Winston has said that Pumpkinhead’s look is meant to resemble a diseased organ, which definitely comes across as well as it reinforcing the idea that revenge corrupts and dries you out. Tom Woodruff Jr. is also doing the duty of the man in the Pumpkinhead suit (who is also the guy scaring your ass off as the Xenomorph in Alien a number of times, too) who lumbers around in a dreadful way. It also doesn’t hurt that the film’s cinematographer is Bojan Bazelli, who would later go on to do the same chilling work on Verbinski’s The Ring nearly fifteen years later.

Pumpkinhead is a revenge story, but what’s so beautiful about the original is how it operates so atypically to a generic slasher film (it’s almost an hour into the movie until Pumpkinhead is conjured and the murders start to happen), when it so easily could. Instead it opts to shade in various details of its cast. There’s a real muted charm to this film that just makes it feel different. It takes its time with its father-son relationship dynamic, making their bond the story before finally getting around to the monster fodder. The focus on Ed and Billy Harley as characters makes the film’s final act work all the better accordingly. The “City Kids” that are in danger are being pursued by Pumpkinhead, who has been called by Ed, but he’s also simultaneously trying to call him off. There are many layers to the relationships in play here, which again adds to some of the great depth of this weird film. It’s also a fair piece of commentary on how the act of vengeance is complicated in itself, pulling you in all sorts of directions..

The most effective, powerful thing about Winston’s film is that it makes you want vengeance as much as Ed Harley (Lance Henriksen) does. His young boy, Billy’s (Matthew Hurley), death is brutal, especially after all the time the film spends building their bond, but his death itself is intentionally meant to hit you like a punch in the gut. He’s mercilessly run down by some asshole teenagers on motorbikes and the film paints them all (at first) as monsters because it wants you to detest them as much as Ed does. Billy’s death is a manipulative, exploitative one, but carefully crafted to elicit a response from you. This is a film that revolves around revenge and vengeance and what better way to embody that by putting you in the same blind rage that its protagonist is feeling?

For a while the film’s working title was even Vengeance: The Demon, indicating how integral this emotion is to this film and character. At a certain point Ed realizes he’s gone too far by summoning Pumpkinhead, trying unsuccessfully to cancel it. That’s not to say that the film’s anger subsides at this point. Rather, Ed’s anger shifts towards himself for what he’s done, which is kind of beautiful. This all boils down to a basic morality play with a lesson trying to be pushed here, even if it’s still evil beating good in the end.

Pet Semetary, for instance, is another film from the same era that also features the death of a young child (in a very similar way), while chronicling the disastrous efforts to right this wrong. Pet Semetary, however, “moves on” rather than wallowing in its anger like Pumpkinhead. We’re given the impression that Ed Harley has very little else besides his son. The scene where Ed carries his son’s dying body away is gutting, but what really is incredible is the look of true hatred that he glares into one of the remaining motorbikers who asks to help (it’s a look that even rivals Donald Sutherland’s final expression in Invasion of the Body Snatchers). This is a film with a horrifying ten-foot demon in it, and yet Henriksen’s rage stare is somehow the scariest thing in the film. Henriksen hasn’t always been given the best opportunities to shine but he absolutely kills it as Ed Harley. You can tell that Henriksen cares a tremendous amount about this character. It’s easy to see how Billy’s death warrants him selling his soul to the devil, so to speak.

The film also plays with the idea of how these teens might not be the worst after all. It looks like they might have even gone to the police or turned on the one “problematic” friend if Pumpkinhead weren’t being brought into the picture. This introduces an interesting idea on vengeance sometimes playing its course naturally without such an intervention. Guilt is certainly eating through most of these teens in the second half of the picture with the horrors of a conscience doing just as much internal damage as Pumpkinhead is doing physically.

Pumpkinhead’s sequel, Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings isn’t nearly as bad as the reputation it’s earned for itself (if anything, it kind of reminds me of the shift between Predator and its sequel—another Part Two that I think is better than people give it credit for). It generally ups the carnage, has Pumpkinhead show up way earlier, and just generally ups the stakes in the way that a sequel should. It interestingly kind of plays connect the dots with the original film’s lore, almost acting as a reimagining of the core concept rather than being beholden to the rules of its predecessor. Almost like how there seems to be different weaknesses and ways to kill the Leprechaun in each of the Leprechaun movies, but the general idea remains the same. There is sort of the implication though that Tommy, the deformed boy from the film’s prologue is the lovechild of the witch and Pumpkinhead, which is a bonkers idea that’s so nuts I can actually get behind it.

Winston might have been out of the director’s chair, but in his place was Jeff Burr who came from Texas Chainsaw Massacre III and The Offspring horror fame. Burr gives it his all, and isn’t in poor form, but Winston’s voice and love for his mission statement is largely absent this time around. Before Burr, Tony Randell of Hellbound: Hellraiser II was supposed to direct the picture before dropping out at the last second. This might have led to a much gorier film, but that being said, there are still brutal deaths in this thing, like setpieces where people get ripped apart, almost as if to prove how hardcore the film is. Then again, Greg Nicotero was also doing the effects work in the film, which might have something to do with it, too. Pumpkinhead II also features Ami Dolenz as Jenny, the Sheriff’s daughter, hot off her stint in Witchboard 2 (mandatory viewing, as far as I’m concerned). Not to mention, Linnea Quigley is also in tow for a scene, making use of the prominent scream queen of the era, who’s seen carnage in horror titles like Return of the Living Dead, Night of the Demons, Silent Night, Deadly Night, and nearly hundreds of others.

Pumpkinhead II might not be a great film, but it is a great example of a surreal revenge yarn. Blood Wings continues to nail the concept and themes that its predecessor introduces, and when it embraces those elements the film is at its strongest. This time Pumpkinhead operates with kill list style efficiency, just knocking off the bullies who wronged Tommy in the past in an almost soothing fashion. Just think of him as a super, super ugly Uma Thurman. Burr also builds an effective habit of setting scenes to violence over ‘50s and ‘80s pop music creating a didactic effect. A lot of these scenes are done in slow motion too, making instances like Tommy’s tormenting all the more surreal and difficult to watch. Burr also pushes a bizarre sense of humor in the film where bizarre allusions are being made to other iconic pieces of horror. The Necronomicon from Evil Dead appears in the cabin in the woods, Pet Semetary’s cinematography intentionally gets sent up and the film is even name-dropped, and the teens hit-and-run with the witch plays eerily similar to the not-yet-released I Know What You Did Last Summer. It’s like the film is trying to prove to you how hip it is.

Part of the charm of the Pumpkinhead series is that there are such loose rules in place with more or less a clean slate being present for each of these films. This series works best as bursts of anger and not some overly complicated connected piece of canon. Pumpkinhead’s curse works most effectively as a cautionary tale, not some plague that’s continually attacking the same person through a number of movies. So although there’s a gap of a dozen years before Pumpkinhead II and Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes, this span of time doesn’t hinder the film any. It’s all just about having a strong revenge story and once again this fresh approach works in the film’s favor.

The third and fourth films in the series are surprisingly decent for a pair of made-for-TV SyFy movies that were released within a year of each other. The third film manages to turn out some effective and shocking murder setpieces, whether it’s one taking place in a church, or another smart one that makes the most of the cramped confines of a jail cell. These two films even feature a surprising amount of Lance Henriksen as they carefully attempt to make ties to the original picture. Henriksen’s reprisal of Ed Harley might be more of an unfortunate reflection on how far his star has fallen rather than genuine love for the franchise, but he’s a welcome addition here. Turning Ed into a plagued ghost that tries to warn people about the dangers of giving into vengeance isn’t the worst progression of that doomed character. He’s still paying for his one indiscretion.

Ashes to Ashes and Pumpkinhead 4: Blood Feud are basically just different revenge parables with the fourth film essentially acting as “Romeo and Juliet Meet Pumpkinhead.” This in itself isn’t a bad framework and in the right hands, you can do a lot with this premise in a creative way. This is hopefully the appeal that Saw producer, Peter Block, was getting excited about when picking up this franchise for re-visiting.

Ashes to Ashes curiously explores the idea of a crooked morgue worker, Doc Fraser, and his funeral staff simply dumping bodies into the swamp as a means of cutting down on costs. When bodies start coming to the surface, the community is understandably outraged and wants revenge for the desecration of their loved ones. It’s certainly not the most usual plot and revenge story to pursue, but that’s kind of why this works. The weirdness of this premise hints at the versatility of the Pumpkinhead franchise where virtually anything that fits under the bracket of “vengeance” effectively qualifies. A corrupt mortician might not be the most compelling story, but it’s better than getting another story about a young boy dying and retreading past events. Meanwhile Pumpkinhead 4 sees a feud going on between the Hatfield family and the McCoys (seriously), and when a McCoy ends up killing one of the Hatfield girls, the Hatfields unsurprisingly summon forth Pumpkinhead to seek vengeance on the whole bloodline and finally put an end to this rivalry.

There are a number of issues with the third and fourth films, but a lot of it comes down to budgetary issues, with the directors doing the most with what they have. Ashes to Ashes and Blood Feud were put into production back-to-back, with a shared budget. While the one-two punch of these releases is clearly a temptation SyFy couldn’t resist, simply making one really good Pumpkinhead movie with a lavish budget rather than two hindered ones might have been the better decision.

Pumpkinhead is also sort of known for its backwoods sort of look with heavy scenes of forestry and the woods. Ashes to Ashes and Blood Feud are both shot in Romania (surely a tax credit reason again relating to budget), which minimizes a lot of the first two films’ iconic backdrop. That being said, these films do reintroduce the twang-y yokel-infused score to the film, which is reminiscent of the first movie’s attitude. It’s these touches and connections to the original picture that show that Jake West (Ashes to Ashes’ director) at least has a strong love for Winston’s film and its monster.

There’s a peculiar tradition where you see a lot of ’80s horror franchises being turned into confusing episodic TV shows, but Pumpkinhead is actually one that would work quite well in the format—and maybe this is something that SyFy was even considering if their films had seen a tremendous response. Just keep telling different stories where Pumpkinhead is plopped in to solve problems. It’s basically a revenge anthology series; a vengeance-based Tales From the Crypt, and who wouldn’t love that? Use Henriksen’s Ed Harley as your host and Cryptkeeper surrogate, and how can you go wrong?

The concept of vengeance demons is still a relatively unexplored one. The idea comes up for a bit on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but it’s certainly remained an underdeveloped concept from the series when it ended. Pop culture’s avoidance of this sort of horror means that there’s still room for this deep monster to be expanded upon. It’s not something like werewolves, vampires, or zombies where the lore is already hammered into you and overdone at this point. This would be something new.

Moving forward though, hopefully the new Pumpkinhead film will make the right decisions and not overthink this. There’s a beautifully simple core to these movies underneath all of the witches, magical necklaces, and monsters, and it’s something endlessly human at that. Develop the right revenge yarn, go the practical route for Pumpkinhead rather than CG-ing him up, and you can make this thing work. Let’s just hope this character returning conjures up excitement and nostalgia for the brand rather than people apathetically shrugging and remembering why this character was forgotten about in the first place.

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Comcast/Xfinity Confirming “American Horror Story ?6” Theme?

bloody disgusting - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 13:03

FX has begun airing promos for “American Horror Story ?6” during their regularly programming, which prompted me to skim ahead to next Wednesday’s schedule to set the series to record.

I was surprised to see that on Comcast and Xfinity’s guide here in Chicago the series is listed under the title “American Horror Story: The Mist”, with the debut episode’s title being Chapter 1.

This firms up our story from Sep.1 when TV Guide had listed the series with the same title.

Assuming this is the actual title, I’m not exactly sure why “The Mist” would be some sort of secret, nor how it even implies what to expect on this season. If anything, it’s feeling more and more like a cheap gimmick to keep us talking about it (look at that, it worked).

The strangest aspect of the title, however, is that Spike TV and Dimension Films are currently in production on a new series also titled “The Mist”, adapted from the Stephen King story. This truly and really would suck for them as (in my opinion) the marketing confusion would be pretty prevalent.

FX CEO John Landgraf explained that when it comes to the teasers, “One is accurate; all the rest are misdirect.” He continued, “We decided, Ryan [Murphy] and I and [marketing president] Stephanie Gibbons, that it would be really fun this year…to keep it a mystery. There is a theme and a setting and a place and time, but we’re not going to reveal it,” per IndieWire.

Below is the promo that FX released that bears the same title, which means I guess we’ll be seeing some kind of railroad demon? Could this season be some kind of horror Western?!

Sarah Paulson joins Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Romika Annabell Osorio. We’re still waiting to hear if Angela Bassett, Denis O’Hare, Matt Bomer, Wes Bentley, Cheyenne Jackson or Finn Wittrock will return.

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Faith Can’t Save You From the ‘Incarnate’ Poster (Exclusive)

bloody disgusting - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 13:01

BH Tilt has shared with Bloody Disgusting the exclusive first look at the theatrical one-sheet for BH Tilt/WWE’s thriller Incarnate, starring Battle Los Angeles and I, Frankenstein‘s Aaron Eckhart and Catalina Sandino Moreno (Maria Full of Grace, Che Part 1 and 2).

Brad Peyton (San Andreas, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Cats and Dogs 2) directed from a screenplay by Ronnie Christensen (Passengers, Dark Tide) in which an exorcist taps into the subconscious of a nine-year old boy, played by David Mazouz, who is possessed by a powerful, ancient demon.

WWE star Mark Henry has a cameo.

Here’s the official synopsis for Incarnate, in theaters December 2:

A scientist with the ability to enter the subconscious minds of the possessed must save a young boy from the grips of a demon with powers never seen before, while facing the horrors of his past.

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9 Hilarious Moments from Season 1 of “Scream Queens”!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 13:01

Fox’s slasher parody Scream Queens was one of the most controversial shows to premiere last year. Marketed as a horror series, many viewers were surprised to find out that it was actually a parody in the vein of films like Airplane! or even Scary Movie. It premiered well below expectations and gradually lost viewers as the season went on (even hitting a 1.98 in Nielsen ratings at one point). Lucky for fans, Fox decided to renew the show for a second season, which premieres on September 20th. To celebrate the occasion, we decided to look at some of the first season’s funniest moments. 

1. When Ms. Bean Doesn’t Know How to “Hit It”

The highlight of the pilot episode was an extremely brief moment in which Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts) is ordering her housekeeper Ms. Bean (Jan Hoag), whom she affectionately calls “White Mammy,” around town. Upon leaving the local coffee shop, Chanel tells Ms. Bean to hit it. Poor Ms. Bean doesn’t fully grasp the concept and Chanel’s reaction is priceless.

2. Chanel-‘o-ween

In a rather obvious spoof of Taylor Swifts very real “Swiftmas” (though not nearly as sweet), Chanel would send grotesque gifts to all of her precious donkeys. Sure, it’s a little on the nose, but the image of her driving around in that little pink car is one of the funniest visuals the series did all season.

3. Where are the Dinosaurs?

Ariana Grande’s appearance on Scream Queens was a much-hyped aspect of the series prior to its release, so it came as quite a shock when her Chanel #2 died in the pilot (albeit in a hilarious, Airplane!-style fashion). That wouldn’t be her best moment though. No, her best moment would come from a dream Chanel had in which she spoke to #2’s ghost, and they both lamented the lack of dinosaurs in Hell.

4. Cafeteria Feminism

Sometimes Ryam Murphy’s social and political commentary can be a little heavy-handed, so it was refreshing to see feminism handled in such hilarious fashion during a cafeteria fight on Scream Queens. The sequence skewers critics of feminism and feminists themselves in the way the Chanel’s respond to the male chauvinistic remarks of men, making Scream Queens an equal opportunity satire.

5. Zayday Williams Is Totally the Killer

There’s a running gag throughout the whole first season of Scream Queens in which security guard Denise Hemphill (Niecy Nash) accuses Zayday Williams (Keke Palmer) of being the killer. It probably happens at least once an episode. The whole bit is hilarious in general, but never so much as when Chanel #5 (Abigail Breslin) deduces that Zayday is the killer because her name is an anagram for “I May Slay Liz Daw.” Who is Liz Daw? I don’t know, but clearly Zayday is contemplating slaying her!

6. Dean Munsch’s Afternoon Reading Session

Jamie Lee Curtis was one of the MVPs of Scream Queens not only because she is one of the greatest scream queens of all time, but because she was able to play so radically against type in the role of Dean Cathy Munsch. Munsch is a sociopathic, selfish awful person. She’s also a total hoot! One of her funniest moments came from the Thanksgiving episode in which Chanel #3 (Billie Lourd) explains how she knows Munsch is a murderer: she saw her reading a Playgirl magazine whilst eating a bologna sandwich, despite supposedly being allergic to bologna. The visual of Curtis reading that Playgirl is too weird to not be funny, and serves as one of the most iconic images Scream Queens ever delivered.

7. Christmas Shopping

What kind of monster would get into stores before they opened the morning of Black Friday and buy all the VR headsets in plain view of the general public? Chanel Oberlin, that’s who. Watching her stack boxes of VR headsets while smiling at the shoppers outside is one of the most demented and hysterical things the character has ever done, and that’s saying something.

8. In Bed With a Goat

It was difficult to pick just one moment from Chad Radwell, the dopey frat boy with a heart of gold (sort of). The best moment had to come in the form of him literally sleeping with a goat. You see, Chad is lactose intolerant, so he keeps a baby goat and cuddles with it at night and rubs its belly so that it will produce more milk for him to drink (since goat milk is lactose milk). It doesn’t make a lot of sense, but it sure is funny.

9. Basically Everything Niecy Nash Says or Does

You know how I stated that Jamie Lee Curtis was one of the MVPs of Scream Queens? Well Niecy Nash was the MVP of Scream Queens‘s first season. There wasn’t a single thing that came out of this woman’s mouth that didn’t inspire immediate guffaws so I’m just going to lump every scene of hers into this entry. Excuse the music in the below series of clips though. It really ruins the whole experience of watching Nash do her thing.

What were your favorite moments from the first season of Scream Queens? Let us know in the comments below!

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Another ‘Ouija’ Trailer to Say “Yes” to

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As I can continue to point out, I seriously cannot believe how cool Ouija: Origin of Evil looks, although I am a huge fan of director Mike Flanagan (Absentia, Oculus, Hush).

The initial trailer was already brimming with insanity, but this lengthy new trailer has even more madness that’s at least guaranteeing the movie is going to be balls-to-the-wall crazy.

Ouija also appears to take a lot of inspiration from James Wan’s movies like The Conjuring and Insidious, but also gives nods to classics such as The Exorcist.

CGI can be killer, but in a film about a haunted Ouija board I think it’s fair game, especially if the filmmakers can pull it off without it feeling cheesy.

The sequel takes place in 1965 Los Angeles where a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their séance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. The youngest daughter is overtaken by the merciless spirit, forcing this small family to confront unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.

Elizabeth Reaser, Annalise Basso, Lulu Wilson and Henry Thomas star.

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Wojciech Golczewski Sends “Transmission 1” (Premiere)

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Two weeks ago, we premiered a track from musician Wojciech Golczewski‘s solo album Reality Check, which came out via Death Waltz Originals. However, if you think that means the Polish composer is going to rest on his laurels then you’re dead wrong. In fact, tomorrow sees the release of his second solo album this year in the form of End of Transmission and we’re here to give you a taste of it with the track “Transmission 1”!

He explains, “’End of Transmission’ is about minimal approach and maximum effect of clean sound travelling through space. It’s made entirely with only Minimoog and VSTi Emulator software. I tried not to overcomplicate things although it somehow feels cinematic not unlike my film scores.

Golczewski is the composer of such horror films as Late Phases, Beyond the Gates, City State, and We Are Still Here.

End of Transmission comes out digitally tomorrow via Lakeshore Records and on cassette and vinyl via Data Airlines later this Fall.

Wojciech Golczewski online:
Official Website

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Beyond Fest Boasts Lineup Including ‘Headshot’, ‘Bad Batch’ and ‘Phantasm Ravager’!

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Beyond Fest, the highest attended genre film festival in the US, is excited to announce its full slate of 2016 programming featuring 27 events and 23 West Coast premieres of mind-bending movie madness. Presented by Shudder, Beyond Fest returns to Hollywood’s famed Egyptian Theatre for 12 days of movies, music and mayhem spanning Friday, September 30th – Tuesday, October 11th to generate funds for co-presenter, the nonprofit American Cinematheque.

With a diverse slate that includes films from all corners of the globe Beyond Fest is proud to open with movie icon Paul Schrader presenting his new feature DOG EAT DOG and a special 40th anniversary screening of TAXI DRIVER. Other hotly-anticipated titles making their West Coast bows include the hyper-explosive coming-of-age cannibal drama RAW, Ana Lily Amipour’s much-anticipated follow up to her alt-cult debut, A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE, the stunning, sonic desert trip THE BAD BATCH, the terrifying adaptation of M.R Carey’s post-apocalyptic horror THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS, and the Mo Brothers’ outrageously hyper-violent action epic, HEADSHOT.

“We really wanted to focus on blending the iconic with the emerging this year” said Beyond Fest Co-Founder, Christian Parkes. “To champion brilliantly provocative films like Julia Ducourna’s RAW and Ana Lily Amipour’s THE BAD BATCH whilst celebrating established heroes like Paul Schrader and Kurt Russell is a primary reason for Beyond Fest’s existence.”

The most beloved genre films are highlighted with four event screenings over the course of this year’s festival. The legend himself Kurt Russell takes center stage with James Gunn moderating for a very special 30th anniversary screening of BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA projected on glorious 35mm. The “ultimate trip” receives the ultimate treatment as Stanley Kubrick’s existential epic 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY screens in 70mm with a 2001-scored Laserium cosmic laser concert and Q&A featuring the film’s two astronaut leads, Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood. The Tall Man returns with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot meticulous restoration of Don Coscarelli’s cult classic PHANTASM: REMASTERED. Coscarelli will be joined with members of the original cast before the West Coast premiere of the series’ final entry PHANTASM RAVAGER. In keeping with the restoration theme, producer Richard P. Rubenstein will be on hand to present the U.S. Premiere of DAWN OF THE DEAD 3-D. Romero’s cult nightmare has never looked better and will be the first laser 3-D feature projected at the famed Egyptian Theatre.

Once again, music features prominently with two seismic re scores taking center stage. Furiously blurring the lines between music, film and art, Beyond Fest welcomes a new disciple and an old friend with two seismic re scores. Director, producer, actor, Wu Tang Clan founder and the all-together mythic RZA enters the fray with a roundhouse kick for his epic takedown of a martial arts masterpiece. 18 months in the making, RZA: LIVE FROM THE 36th CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN is a mammoth live re scoring of Lau Kar-leung’s Shaw Brothers classic featuring over 40+ tracks culled from RZA’s monumental catalog. Instrumental tracks, beats, samples and vocal tracks amplify the narrative and Gordon Liu’s revelatory performance.

Returning to Los Angeles is legendary composer Fabio Frizzi and his seven-piece orchestra to perform THE BEYOND: COMPOSER’S CUT. This bold, new take on Lucio Fulci’s gothic masterpiece features a live re score featuring a completely new composition and will play with all original dialog intact. THE BEYOND: COMPOSER’S CUT will be accompanied by an uncut 35mm screening of GATES OF HELL and a very special secret screening with surprise guests.

Celebrating LA filmmaking remains a priority for Beyond Fest with Ti West receiving this year’s ‘LA Spotlight’ for his transformative western, IN A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE. Beyond Fest alumni West will be joined by cast members Karen Gillan, Taissa Farmiga, Toby Huss, James Ransone, and the film’s four-legged star, Jumpy. LA also represents en masse with a midnight blast of animated anarchy as Chris Prynoski’s NERDLAND also gets its LA premiere. The first feature from Prynoski’s Titmouse Animation Studios is a wild descent into LA’s soul-destroying entertainment industry and will feature director Prynoski, writer Andrew Kevin Walker, actor Patton Oswalt, plus others in attendance.

Beyond Fest welcomes the return of genre streaming platform Shudder as its Presenting Sponsor, a partnership that provides 13 screenings (9 West Coast premieres) absolutely free to film fans. Every night, the 90-seat ‘Shudder Theatre’ will feature a brand new film selected from across the world including

Emile Hirsch’s super creepy THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE, Japanese scare-fest SADAKO VS KAYAKO, Morgan Spurlock’s stomach-churning doc RATS, the revelatory Kubrick doc S IS FOR STANLEY, the hands down craziest film of the year THE DWARVES MUST BE CRAZY and two Cinematic Void double bills featuring a premiere screening of Arrow’s 4K restoration of Romero’s THE CRAZIES paired with MARTIN on 16mm and an American Genre Film Archive fundraiser featuring a 35mm monster mash up of NEON MANIACS and STREET TRASH.

If that wasn’t enough, virtual reality engulfs Beyond Fest for the first time with Dark Corner Studios showcasing three of their most terrifying experiences. Led by wunder-director Guy Shelmerdine, guests will be able to watch his breakout VR horror smash CATATONIC, in addition to his new film MULE and Justin Denton’s BURLAP. The Egyptian Theatre will be housing Dark Corner in the hidden reaches of its 90 year old architecture.

See below for the full lineup of newly announced film titles for Beyond Fest 2015.



2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY on 70mm
United States, 1968
70mm, 161 min
Director – Stanley Kubrick
wi. actors Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood in person and Laserium laser concert before screening

Co-presented with Vice & Etheria
United States, 2016
West Coast Premiere, 115 min
Director – Ana Lily Amapour
wi. director / writer Ana Lily Amipour in person

Italy, 1981
West Coast Premiere, 89 min
Director – Lucio Fulci
wi. live re score by Fabio Frizzi + seven piece orchestra and special secret screening before performance

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA – 30th Anniversary Screening on 35mm
United States, 1986
35mm, 99 min
Director – John Carpenter
wi. actor Kurt Russell, moderated by James Gunn in person

Hong Kong / China, 2016
West Coast Premiere, 120 min
Director – Benny Chan

United States, 1983
35mm, 93 min
Director – Lucio Fulci

United States, 2016
West Coast Premiere, 93 min
Director – Paul Schrader
wi. Paul Schrader in person

United States / United Kingdom, 2016
West Coast Premiere, 111 min
Director – Colm McCarthy

United States / South Korea, 1978 / 2016
West Coast Premiere, 127 min, Unrated, U.S. Theatrical Cut
Director – George A. Romero
wi. producer Richard P. Rubenstein in person

Indonesia, 2016
West Coast Premiere, 117 min
Directors – The Mo Brothers: Kimo Stamboel and Timo Tjahjanto

Mexico / United States, 1973
35mm, 115 min
Director – Alexandro Jodorowsky

United States, 2016
West Coast Premiere, 104 min
Director – Ti West
wi. director Ti West and actors Karen Gillan, Taissa Farmiga, Toby Huss, and James Ransone in person

United States, 2016
West Coast Premiere, 85 min
Director – Chris Prynoski
wi. Director Chris Prynoski, writer Andrew Kevin Walker, actor Patton and cast in person

4K Restoration
United States, 1979 / 2016
LA Premiere, 96 min
Director – Don Coscarelli
wi. director Don Coscarelli and cast in person

United States, 2016
West Coast Premiere, 87 min
Director – David Hartman
wi. director David Hartman and producer Don Coscarelli in person

Co-presented with Etheria
France, 2016
West Coast Premiere, 95 min
Director – Julia Ducournau

Hong Kong / United States, 1979 / 2016
West Coast Premiere, 119 min
Director – Lau Ker-leung
features live re score by RZA

TAXI DRIVER 40th Anniversary Screening (wi. DOG EAT DOG)
United States, 1976
114 min
Director – Martin Scorsese
wi. Paul Schrader in person

United States, 1941
71 min
Director – George Waggner
wi. Ron Chaney in person


United Kingdom, 2016
West Coast Premiere
Director – André Øvredal

BEYOND THE WALLS (Free Screening)
France 2016
West Coast Premiere
Director – Hervé Hadmar

THE CRAZIES – 4K Restoration (Free Screening)
United States 1973
US Premiere
Director – George Romero

DOWN UNDER (Free Screening)
Australia 2016
West Coast Premiere
Director – Abraham Forysthe
wi. director Abraham Forsythe in person

Thailand 2016
West Coast Premiere
Director – Bhin Banloerit

MARTIN (Free Screening)
16mm, United States 1977
Director – George Romero

MONSTER (Free Screening)
United States 2016
West Coast Premiere
Director – Bryan Bertino

NEON MANIACS (Free screening)
35mm, United States 1986
Director – Joseph Mangine

RATS (Free screening)
United States 2016
West Coast Premiere
Director – Morgan Spurlock

S IS FOR STANLEY (Free Screening)
Italy 2016
West Coast Premiere
Director – Alex Infascelli
wi. director Alex Infascelli in person

SADAKO VS KAYAKO (Free Screening)
Japan 2016
West Coast Premiere
Director – Kôji Shiraishi

STREET TRASH (free screening)
35mm, United States 1985
Director – J. Michael Muro

THE VOID (Free Screening)
Canada 2016
West Coast Premiere
Directors – Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski

Tickets for Beyond Fest 2016 are will be made available for purchase through Fandango and the American Cinematheque on September 8th.

For the latest developments, visit the Beyond Fest official site and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Letters From The Fire Challenge Your “Perfect Life” (Exclusive)

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Just over a week ago, we had San Francisco hard rockers Letters From The Fire featured on the site with their 10 Horror Movies to Watch in a Group. The post not only provided a collection of very solid movies to watch with a group of your pals but it also gave you a chance to meet the band, whose new album Worth the Pain comes out tomorrow via Sand Hill Records.

To give you a taste of what’s to come on that album, we’ve got the exclusive lyric video premiere for their anthemic song “Perfect Life”, which you can hear below.

Frontwoman Alexa Kabazie explains the song to BD:

We are told by society that a ‘perfect life’ consists of going to school, getting a desk job, buying a house, paying taxes, and essentially working your entire life away chasing after some idealized illusion of success. This song basically says, ‘Fuck that!’ It’s about being done with making yourself miserable, chasing after someone else’s version of a ‘perfect life.’

You can pre-order Worth the Pain via iTunes.

Letters From The Fire online:
Official Website

Tour dates:
Sep 08 Trees Dallas, TX
Sep 09 Fitzgerald’s San Antonio, TX
Sep 10 Click’s Tyler, TX
Sep 11 Jake’s Backroom Lubbock, TX
Sep 13 Club Red Mesa, AZ
Sep 15 Vamp’d Las Vegas, NV
Sep 16 Above DNA Lounge San Francisco, CA
Sep 17 Malone’s Santa Ana, CA
Sep 18 The Whisky West Hollywood, CA
Sep 20 Studio Seven Seattle, WA
Sep 21 Hawthorne Theatre Lounge Portland, OR
Sep 22 The Pin Spokane, WA
Sep 24 Diamondz Event Center Jerome, ID
Sep 27 Mesa Theater Grand Junction, CO
Sep 28 Aztlan Theatre Denver, CO
Sep 29 Sunshine Studios Colorado Springs, CO
Sep 30 Aftershock Merriam, KS
Oct 01 Lookout Lounge Omaha, NE
Oct 02 Gabe’s Iowa City, IA
Oct 03 Vaudeville Mews Des Moines, IA
Oct 05 The Cabooze Minneapolis, MN
Oct 06 Wicked Moose Rochester, MN
Oct 07 The Garage Bar Moorhead, MN
Oct 08 BIGS Sports Bar & Billiards Sioux Falls, SD
Oct 09 Bada Brew Crest Hill, IL
Oct 12 Mac’s Bar Lansing, MI
Oct 13 Home Bar Arlington Heights, IL
Oct 14 Q&Z Expo Center Ringle, WI
Oct 15 The Back Bar Janesville, WI
Oct 16 Realm Toledo, OH
Oct 18 The Outpost Kent, OH
Oct 19 Al Rosa Villa Columbus, OH
Oct 20 Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 21 The Machine Shop Flint, MI
Oct 22 Battle Creek Battle Creek, MI

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Clips From Dystopian Cannibal Fairytale ‘Bad Batch’ Bulk Up

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Ana Lily Amirpour follows up her alt-cult sensation A Girl Walks Home with her highly anticipated dystopian cannibal desert trip Bad Batch, which is set to North American Premiere at this weekend’s Toronto International Film Festival before heading to the upcoming Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas.

The Bad Batch is a savage dystopian cannibal fairy tale set in a Texas wasteland where society’s rejects are just trying to make ends meat.

The cast is insane, including Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Giovanni Ribisi, Yolonda Ross, Jayda Fink, Cory Roberts, Louie Lopez, Keanu Reeves, and even Jim Carrey.

Two clips and be circulating online that don’t really offer much more that atmosphere and a shot of “Games of Thrones” star Jason Momoa, who looks like the Hulk.

Bad Batch is at the top of our must-see list for 2016.

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Lucky McKee Chasing Down ‘Don’t Breathe’ Star For ‘Misfortune’

bloody disgusting - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 11:12

Daniel Zovatto, pictured above left in Don’t Breathe, has joined John Cusack in Lucky McKee’s chase thriller Misfortune, says ScreenDaily.

The actor also starred opposite Maika Monroe in Toronto 2014 Midnight Madness selection It Follows (below).

In Misfortune, he will play one of three friends who stumble upon a treasure trove in the wilderness. The friends must deal with a violent embezzler played by Cusack who will stop at nothing to recover his ill-gotten gains. Willa Fitzgerald (Scream: The TV series) also stars.

May and All Cheerleaders Die director Lucky McKee is preparing an October 3 start in Savannah, Georgia, on the thriller from a screenplay by Jared Butler and Lars Norberg.

Lee Nelson, David Buelow and David Tish of Envision Media Arts are producing Misfortune.


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Aussie Thriller ‘Wake in Fright’ Getting Remade

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Channel 10 has commissioned a new version of the Australian movie classic Wake in Fright, writes

Kenneth Cook’s classic novel has already spawned the acclaimed 1971 film starring Donald Pleasance, Chips Rafferty, Jack Thompson, John Meillon and Gary Bond.

Ten’s remake will be a two-part presentation and comes just days after Foxtel announced it is making a new adaptation of Peter Weir’s seventies classic Picnic at Hanging Rock.

Wake in Fright tells the story of John Grant, a young schoolteacher who is marooned in the small outback mining town of Bundanyabba.

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