There’s a very cool gallery over at eBaum’s World that puts the poster for a classic horror movie right next to its remake. It’s pretty fascinating seeing the classic posters for film such as Nightmare On Elm St., Halloween, Friday The 13th, Evil Dead, and more, next to their “updated” versions, which have a completely different aesthetic.
What I enjoy seeing here is the craftsmanship that went into the originals. Many of the older posters were literal works of art, paintings that someone invested a lot of time and effort into. The new posters lack that passion, favoring a quick Photoshop job over real beauty. Who knows, maybe I’m becoming more and more bitter and jaded in my old age?
We’ve gathered a few examples for you to check out. The rest can be seen at the link above.
Detroit-based electronic rock musician Celldweller (a.k.a. Klayton) is gearing up to release Death, the final chapter in his End Of An Empire series and we’ve teamed up with him to bring you an exclusive first listen to “New Elysium”
The song crackles with electric energy, a dangerous and explosive track that assaults the senses. Tightly distorted guitars riff off notes like bullets from a machine gun while Klayton’s vocals range from melodic croons to cyborg metallic growls. As the song screams out “A new kingdom come/A new will be done/Enter into this/New Elysium“, it’s hard not to feel driven to rise up and challenge the day and any obstacle it throws in your path.
Klayton himself writes:
I was messing with my modular synths and ended up with a groove that reminded me of the early psy-trance stuff I loved. “New Elysium” started there and ultimately fused with metal, neuro, house & a few other things. An added benefit of mixing genres is it keeps me from getting bored.
Two decades ago this very week, Sylvester Stallone rode his Lawmaster bike into frame, dismounted, and brandished his crazy-ammo-packed Lawgiver on the silver screen while shouting at the criminals of Mega-City One. A slow pan glided up the actor’s armored body (including a ridiculous codpiece) to his helmeted face as he belted that classic catchphrase: “I AM THE LAW!”. That’s right, folks, Danny Cannon’s Judge Dredd is 20 years old! An adaptation of the classic 2000 A.D. comic of the same name (itself almost 40 years old), Judge Dredd is a film that should be remembered for a myriad of reasons.
In the promo for the second episode of MTV’s “Scream,” a new murder shakes up the town, while the kids point fingers, one promises there are more murders to come.
It also looks like we’ll be getting that homage to Wes Craven’s Scream come next Tuesday…
If you missed the super tease that looks at the weeks ahead, click here.
The cast of “Scream” includes Willa Fitzgerald, Taylor-Klaus, Bobby Campo, Connor Weil and Joel Gretsch.
In “Scream,” “After a cyber-bullying incident results in a brutal murder, the shocking violence stirs up memories of a killing spree from the past that has haunted some, intrigued others and maybe just inspired a new killer. A group of teens – with two old friends struggling to reconnect at its heart – become lovers, enemies, suspects, targets and victims of a killer who’s out for blood.“
Fox has released a new production still from next year’s hard R hyper-violent X-Men spin-off, Deadpool. If you’d love another look at the Merc with the Mouth in the flesh, don’t hesitate to head on over to our brand new sister site, Villain Smash! Give the entire site a look as well, while you are at it. There you can satiate your Wade Wilson fix, as well as fulfill your ever-growing superhero and comic book addictions & obsessions!
Deadpool is scheduled to hit theaters courtesy of Fox on February 12, 2016. Directed by Tim Miller and penned by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick (Zombieland), the film stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa Carlyle/Copycat, Ed Skrein as Francis/Ajax, Gina Carano as Angel Dust, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and Andre Tricoteux as Colossus.
Pledge hard with these two new promos from FOX’s “Scream Queens,” their new anthology series revolves around a college campus which is rocked by a series of murders and is set in a sorority house. The trailer looks like a hog-posh of Scary Movie and Scream.
Starring real-life Scream Queens Jaime Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts, the series will premiere with a 2-hour episode on Tuesday, September 22nd.
Also starring are Lea Michele, Oliver Hudson, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Skyler Samuels, Billie Lourd, Diego Boneta, Lucien Laviscount, Glen Powell, and guest Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas.
“Scream Queens” comes from Ryan Murphy of “Glee” and “American Horror Story” fame.
“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.”
In Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival, this Glad Hand (Benjamin Michael Marsh) rallies this class of cheery Applicants (Alexis Brandt, Natalie Castillo, Amy Lawhorn & Courtney Ortega) to just say “No” to The Devil’s Carnival.
After triumphant collaborations on 2008’s Repo! The Genetic Opera and 2012’s The Devil’s Carnival: Episode One, cult filmmakers Darren Lynn Bousman and Terrance Zdunich are back with the second installment to their fantasy-musical film franchise.
Announced just last week, the filmmakers are already rolling out goodies, continuing with this character video that sets the stage for bi-weekly releases.
There will be new Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival character videos every Tuesday and Thursday.
For tickets and information on Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival, visit http://www.TheDevilsCarnival.com.
Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival stars Victoriandustrial rocker Emilie Autumn, Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), heavy metal hotties the Butcher Babies, Chantal Claret (Morningwood), Dayton Callie (Sons Of Anarchy), Briana Evigan (Step Up franchise), Brea Grant (Heroes), David Hasselhoff (Baywatch), Kristina Klebe (Rob Zombie’s Halloween), J Larose (Insidious), Mighty Mike Murga (Mini Kiss), Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects), Ted Neeley (Jesus Christ Superstar), Adam Pascal (Rent), rap icon Tech N9ne, Nivek Ogre (Skinny Puppy), Marc Senter (The Lost), Lyndon Smith (Parenthood), Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas), Jimmy Urine (Mindless Self Indulgence), Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria) and Terrance Zdunich (Repo! The Genetic Opera).
Here’s a new “chase” clip from IFC Midnight’s disappointing creature feature Stung, which focuses on two catering staff at a fancy garden party who battle a mutated species of wasp, will be arriving on VOD July 3rd.
Matt O’Leary (Frailty, Death Sentence), Jessica Cook, Peter Stormare and Lance Henriksen (Aliens) all star in the horror comedy, which Trace says “doesn’t leave a lingering sting.”
In Stung, “In a remote country villa set amid foggy rural farmlands, the elderly widow of a pharmaceutical magnate holds an annual garden party for the local elite in honor of her late husband. But the festivities take a grisly turn when a plague of giant killer wasps is unleashed on the unsuspecting partygoers, leaving the caterers Julia and Paul pitted against the seven-foot mutant predators in a deadly fight for survival.”
Benni Diez directs Stung, and Christian Becker and Benjamin Munz of Munich and Berlin-based Rat Pack Filmproduction produce.
Brazilian artist Guilherme Silveira has posted an insanely realistic colored pencil drawing of Jason Voorhees from Friday The 13th to the web and you have got to check it out. The drawing is of Jason’s face (with hockey mask, of course) and upper shoulders and the level of detail is simply incredible. I can’t recall so clearly seeing both of Jason’s eyes, one a rather beautiful shade of icy blue, the other black and soulless.
You can follow more of Silveira’s work via his Facebook page.
Attending the San Diego Comic-Con next week? Well, Bloody Disgusting has (10) PAIRS of tickets to see Warner Bros./New Line Cinema’s The Gallows that’s taking place in San Diego on Wednesday, July 7th at 10pm.
To nab your tix, send an email will YOUR FULL NAME to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please only RSVP if you can attend. Winners will be notified via e-mail with instructions and location.
“Twenty years after an accident caused the death of the lead actor during a high school play, students at the same small town school resurrect the failed stage production in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy—but ultimately find out that some things are better left alone.”
The Gallows is directed by Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff, who we also exclusively interviewed a few months back. There, you can read about the genesis of the film, who it ended up at Blumhouse before getting a release through New Line. They also speak to creating a micro-indie and how they hope they’ve created an iconic villain!
The Gallows stars Cassidy Gifford, Ryan Shoos, Reese Mishler and Pfeifer Brown.
Since Rob Zombie crowd-funded his Halloween horror 31, he’s been sharing all sorts of goodies all the way up to the end of the campaign, and eventual acquisition by Alchemy.
Zombie just released a look at Sheri Moon Zombie as Charly, who “finds herself deep in some real Hell shit.”
“31 follows five carnival workers who are kidnapped the night before Halloween and held hostage in a large secret compound known as Murder World.
Once there, they have 12 hours to survive a terrifying game called 31 in which ‘The Heads’- murderous maniacs dressed as clowns – are released to hunt them down and kill them.”
You can check all photos released so far at our 31 tag hub.
Entertainment Weekly have released a handful of new Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice stills from their Comic-Con issue. Among them include further looks at Batman, Superman, as well as director Zack Snyder on set. The highlights, however, are new shots of Gal Gadot and Jesse Eisenberg in character as Princess Diana (aka Wonder Woman) and Lex Luthor, respectively. Head on over to our brand new sister site, Villain Smash, and take a look!
Bruce Campbell is about to unleash the hellish Deadites in “Ash vs Evil Dead,” the television sequel to Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead franchise.
While Ash is the film’s anti-hero, the device that kicks off the terror is the infamous Necronomicon Ex-Mortis, which is bound in human skin and inked with human blood.
EW has the first look at pages within the terrorizing book, which unleashes hell upon Ash and his new sidekicks. The trio were first revealed yesterday in this debut still.
Ash will once again mistakenly awaken an army of evil spirits when the Evil Dead franchise returns with Ash vs Evil Dead this fall on Starz. “This is a guy who thought he could just quietly live a life of quiet desperation and—no,” says Campbell. “He brings it back upon himself and the world, and he of all people must save the world from his own doing. That’s classic Evil Dead. Ash is basically responsible for everything.” Of course he is.
In the 10-episode “Ash vs Evil Dead” series premiering this fall, Campbell will be reprising his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons –personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip.”
“Ash vs Evil Dead” (see who’s directing here) is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead and is set to premiere on STARZ in fall 2015.
You can read our lengthy interview with Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell by clicking here!
You’ll find the previous teaser and full series info by clicking here.
Filmax’s Summer Camp, which looks like a mix between The Evil Dead and [REC], is heading to both Sitges and FrightFest in the UK.
Ahead of the premieres, Bloody Disgusting has a brand new batch of images from the film that stars Fin‘s Andres Velencoso, alongside X-Men: First Class‘ Alex Gonzalez, The House of the Devil‘s Jocelin Donahue, [REC]3‘s Diego Boneta and Zombieland‘s Maiara Walsh.
They star as “unsuspecting American camp counselors who confront a virus unlike any seen before.“
Check out our exclusive set visit here.
Alberto Marini’s English-language Summer Camp is executive produced by [REC] franchise director Jaume Balaguero.
Summer Camp is said to immerse the viewer on an adrenaline-charged journey by providing an innovative approach to the classical concept of teenagers lost in the woods.
This morning the Film4 FrightFest 2015 announced the lineup for their 16th year running Thursday, August 27th to Monday, August 31st at the Vue West End, Leicester Square.
The festival will present seventy-six films across five screens, plus a host of special events. There are eighteen countries representing five continents with a record-breaking sixteen European premieres and twenty-six UK premieres.
In short, it’s jam-packed with indie horror premieres.
While we have the full line up here, below is a massive image gallery that shares a bunch of new looks at some major upcoming indie horror films you can expect to see released through 2016.
Bigger, bolder, bloodier…Film4 FrightFest 2015 marks its 16th year with its largest line-up ever.
From Thursday, August 27th to Monday, August 31st, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will return to the Vue West End, Leicester Square to present seventy-six films across five screens, plus a host of special events. There are eighteen countries representing five continents with a record-breaking sixteen European premieres and twenty-six UK premieres. In addition, there is a further ‘Discovery’ strand at The Prince Charles Cinema, signalling a welcome return to FrightFest’s spiritual home.
FrightFest always takes great pride in platforming the brightest British and Irish talent and 2015 is an outstanding year. Apart from opening with David Keating’s CHERRY TREE, there is the world premiere of Steve Oram’s hilarious and very disturbing AAAAAAAAH!, Dominic Brunt’s sharp-edged female revenge saga BAIT, Ben and Chris Blaine’s sexually charged zom-rom-com NINA FOREVER, Mark Murphy’s tale of twisted minds, AWAITING, Paul Hyett’s much-anticipated HOWL, Adam Levins’ sinister family drama ESTRANGED, Howard J. Ford’s pulsating child-abduction thriller NEVER LET GO, Corin Hardy’s Sundance sensation THE HALLOW, Ruth Platt’s morally-challenging chiller THE LESSON, Liam Regan’s gruesome revenge saga BANJO, Eugene McGing’s supernatural haunter THE UNFOLDING and finally AFTERDEATH, a hellish thriller by new directors Gez Medinger and Robin Schmidt.
The Main screens shine brightly with a vivid, stellar mix of the monstrous, the macabre and the must-see. Apart from our closing anthology TALES OF HALLOWEEN and our ‘gorious’ festive attraction A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY, there is Iain Softley’s cleverly vicious CURVE, Bernard Rose’s stylishly affecting FRANKENSTEIN, Adrian Garcia Bogliano’s masterpiece SCHERZO DIABOLICO, Abner Pastoll’s deranged ROAD GAMES, Alistair Legrand’s genre-bending shocker THE DIABOLICAL, Ted Geoghegan’s well-received ghost story WE ARE STILL HERE, Adam Schindler’s agoraphobic SHUT IN, Francois Simard, Anouk Whissell & Yoann-Karl Whissell’s post-apocalyptic romp TURBO KID, Bruce McDonald’s Halloween horror HELLIONS and Levan Bakhia’s explosive LANDMINE GOES CLICK. Plus, the Israeli Paz Brothers put the grim in pilgrimage with JERUZALEM, director Adam Egypt Mortimer gives us his cutting-edge “feminist slasher movie” SOME KIND OF HATE, first-time director Eric Hannezo gives us his version of RABID DOGS, STUNG lets loose a battalion of giant wasps and Australian director Ursula Dabrowsky bring us her highly unusual shocker INNER DEMON. Completing the main screen mayhem is splatstick psycho-thriller DEATHGASM, suburban shocker SLUMLORD, the brilliantly unnerving EMELIE, the stark, gore-filled NIGHT FARE and JAMES WAN’S DEMONIC.
Embracing the ever-burgeoning independent arena, this year’s increased number of films in the Discovery Screens illustrates the growing global investment in the genre. From Australia and France, Mexico and Russia, Argentina and Peru, FrightFest showcases the most electrifying examples, including world premieres for Jaron Henrie-McCrea’s CURTAIN, Russell Friedenberg’s WIND WALKERS, Padraig Reynolds’ WORRY DOLLS and Benjamin Moody’s LAST GIRL STANDING. There are European premieres for Ben Cresciman’s SUN CHOKE, Kyle Rankin’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEB, Valentin Javier Diment’s THE ROTTEN LINK, John Fallon’s THE SHELTER, Adam Mason’s HANGMAN and Brian James O’Connell’s BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS. UK premieres score highly too with Mickey Keating’s POD, Perry Blackshear’s THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE, John Knautz’s GODDESS OF LOVE, Anthony DiBlasi’s MOST LIKELY TO DIE, Alberto Marini’s SUMMER CAMP, Rodney Ascher’s THE NIGHTMARE, Zak Hilditch’s THESE FINAL HOURS, Pavel Khaleev’s III, April Mullen’s FARHOPE TOWER, Jeffrey Lando’s SUSPENSION, Isaac Gabaeff’s monster mash-up THE SAND, Eduardo Schuldt’s Peruvian horror THE ENTITY, Tyler Shields’ feature film debut FINAL GIRL 14 year-old French director Nathan Ambrosioni’s HOSTILE, Takashi Miike’s OVER YOUR DEAD BODY, David Gelb’s THE LAZARUS EFFECT, Dan Berk & Robert Olsen’s BODY, Isabel Coixet’s ANOTHER ME, Chad Archibald’s BITE, Joe Chien’s ZOMBIE FIGHT CLUB, and Josh Forbes’ CONTRACTED: PHASE II. There is also a special screening for Paul Goodwin’s FUTURE SHOCK! THE STORY OF 2000AD. This selection is bound to cause much heated debate and ecstatic discussion.
If the Discovery Screen Strand has increased in popularity, so has the Retrospective selection. This year audiences will be able to discover an eclectic programme straddling grindhouse to art-house with brand new restorations of the classic HELLRAISER, the giallo masterpiece YOUR VICE IS A LOCKED ROOM AND ONLY I HAVE THE KEY, the exploitation duo MADMAN and THE MUTILATOR, the cult Hammer Horror CAPTAIN KRONOS: VAMPIRE HUNTER, the high camp HAWK THE SLAYER and the high-end horrors TENDERNESS OF THE WOLVES and THE REFLECTING SKIN.
Plus the Duke Mitchell Film Club is back with a rare screening of REMAKE, REMIX, RIP-OFF a crazy experience of the golden years of Turkish cinema, where demand was high, technical know-how low and copyright law non-existent.
I might receive a lot of backlash for writing this, but I believe in being in honest, so here it goes. Being a movie geek is a lot of fun, but have you ever come across a movie that is highly regarded that you just had no desire to see? Then, when you tell someone that you haven’t seen said movie, tone of two things happen. Either a) the person tell you how amazing it is ad nauseum or b) the person comments on how it’s blasphemy for you to be such a movie fan yet not have seen said movie. Sometimes, I just don’t want to hear it, so I lie and say that I’ve seen the film, and this happens the most when people ask me about Stanley Kubrick’s film adaptation of Anthony Burgess’ novel A Clockwork Orange.
The idea for this post came from a fellow horror fan asking me if I had seen a particular Vincent Price movie. I (unfortunately) have not seen any Vincent Price movies. I know that I may have completely lost some of you with this statement, but it’s true. I fully plan on getting around to them at some point in my life, though. That being said, this person verbally assaulted me for never having seen a Vincent Price movie. Assaulted may be too strong a word, but it was definitely a lecture!
Situations like this happen mostly when I am asked about A Clockwork Orange, a film I have never seen. Someone will ask if I have seen it and my response will immediately be: “Oh yeah, I love it.” End of story. Now, I know the easy thing to do would be to just watch the damn movie, but if I’m being honest (and as I’ve said, I’m all about honesty) I have no desire to whatsoever. I keep telling myself that I have to be in the right mindset to watch it, but I never find myself in that mindset. I’ve even tried (and failed) to read the book!So I just lie and say that I’ve seen it and the conversation can move on to the next topic.
With that in mind, I started thinking about how often I’ve done this. Clearly, it means that I have a lot of movies that I should watch at some point in my life (don’t think I’m a bad horror fan. I’ve seen a lot of the classics, but I’m just highlighting the “big ones” that I haven’t seen). I also started wondering if anyone else has done this.
I realize the irony in this post, since I talk about believing in honest but the entire subject of the post is about how I lie. It is what it is though. What I want to know is: have any of you have ever done this? Or am I just crazy? Surely, there has to be a movie that you just tell other movie buffs you’ve seen so you won’t have to listen to a lecture. Let me know what your answer is in the comments below!
Here’s your first ever look at Daryl (Norman Reedus), Glenn (Steven Yeun), and Maggie (Lauren Cohan) in AMC’s sixth season of “The Walking Dead,” which will be heading to the San Diego Comic-Con on July 10th.
The AMC event will take place Friday, July 10 from 12:00-2:00 PM in Hall H.
Cast and producers expected for “The Walking Dead” include Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Chandler Riggs, Michael Cudlitz, Lennie James and Sonequa Martin-Green, executive producer/showrunner Scott M. Gimple and executive producers Gale Anne Hurd, Robert Kirkman, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert.
There’s no plot details for the sixth season, yet, but we expect “The Walking Dead” trailer premiere to coincide with the panel.
Accompanying the first ever look at Bruce Campbell as Ash in Starz’s upcoming “Ash vs Evil Dead” was an interview with the actor, who is returning to the role that started with The Evil Dead, and ended in Army of Darkness.
In the piece, Campbell called the new series “The Searchers with carnage and mayhem,” which prompted one fan to create the following video that utilized the Searchers trailer over footage from Sam Ramie’s Army of Darkness. It’s actually pretty incredible…
Cynthia Rose Hall has been cast in AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead,” which also stars Kim Dickens (Gone Girl, “Sons of Anarchy”) as Madison, Cliff Curtis (“Missing,” “Gang Related”) as Travis, Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) as Nick and Alycia Debnam-Carey (Into the Storm) as Alicia. Also joining the cast as series regulars are Elizabeth Rodriguez (“Orange is the New Black”) as Liza and Mercedes Mason (Quarantine 2: Terminal) as Ofelia.
“‘Fear the Walking Dead’ takes us back to the beginning of the zombie apocalypse – a time when the world was changing rapidly for reasons unknown, before anyone understood exactly what was happening, when life as everyone knew it was upended and altered in ways no one could have ever imagined.“
“Fear the Walking Dead” and “The Walking Dead” are also heading to Comic-Con. Full details here.