Invada Records Releasing ‘Hannibal’ OSTs On 2xLP Vinyl (Exclusive)

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Invada Records have announced that they will be releasing all four volumes of the Hannibal OST on four 2xLP packages, Bloody-Disgusting can exclusively report.

The music is put together in a rather fascinating fashion:

All of the music featured on the Hannibal LP’s hail from the first and second season of the series and have been sequenced in the chronological order they appears on the show itself, allowing for an essential listening experience as dictated by the music’s creator.

The music, which is composed by Brian Reitzell, has received critical acclaim, with many, including myself, who believe that the music is one of the most critical aspects in creating the atmosphere of the show.

The vinyl details read:

Invada will be issuing HANNIBAL across four double-LPs available individually or as a package. The music will be available on collectors ‘coloured’ vinyl and black audiophile vinyl. Each double LP will be housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve and Hannibal Executive Producer David Slade has provided rare photography from his personal collection for the artwork. Each LP will come with a download card

Reitzell is known for his work with director Sofia Coppola (The Virgin Suicides, Lost In Translation) as well as the recent score to the hit video game Watch Dogs, which Invada released.

Below are samples from each volume of the Hannibal OST as well as two gorgeous images of the album artwork.

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‘Godzilla’ Sequel Has Same Writer As First

bloody disgusting - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 22:47

I get tons of hate mail and hate-tweets because of my negativity towards Godzilla. And it’s going to continue right now, but with a little positive approach.

Max Borenstein wrote this summer’s remake, and will be reteaming with director Gareth Edwards on the sequel that’s pegged for a June 8, 2018 release.

While I have my qualms about Godzilla, I’d like to offer one plea to Borenstein: I’m on my hands and knees begging for Godzilla to actually interact with the human characters. That’s it; I don’t think that’s too much to ask, is it? I feel like offering some advice is a way of expressing what I didn’t like about the first, while also suggesting how to make it better. I’m looking forward to the sequel because there’s a lot to learn from the first, and by then Edwards is going to be an expert.

Borenstein wrote the first installment that relaunched the reptile and also penned Kong’s forthcoming origin, Skull Island. The latter was teased at Comic-Con and just got Tom Hiddleston starring and Jordan Vogt-Roberts directing. Borenstein also scripted the upcoming Seventh Son for Legendary.

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Mrs. Voorhees Gets Her Own Printable 8-Bit NES Mask

Dread Central - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 21:51

Last week we shared with you a fan-made 8-bit Jason Voorhees mask that you could print out right in the comfort of your own home, which was a truly awesome gift for those with nostalgic feelings of lovin’ towards the Friday the 13th Nintendo game. But what about the franchise’s original killer? Doesn’t she deserve the same treatment? Today, she gets it!

What many don’t remember about that oddball game is that Mrs. Voorhees was also in it, depicted as a floating 8-bit severed head. Pamela was a mini-boss that you had to beat off before getting to her vengeful son, and defeating her won you special weapons to better arm yourself for that big boss battle.

Courtesy of Jack’s Attic, the same website that brought us that aforementioned NES Jason mask, comes a FREE printable Mrs. Voorhees mask, based on her appearance in the infamous game. With frazzled 8-bit hair and a purple face of doom, Mrs. Voorhees has never looked more terrifying, and we can’t think of a more unique Halloween costume than this one.

Check out both masks below and remember – all you need is a printer and a piece of string!

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Godzilla Sequel Finds a Writer

Dread Central - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 21:17

The sequel to Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla (review) has found itself a scribe who will hopefully remember to write Godzilla into the movie this time. Read on for details.

Deadline is reporting that Legendary has closed a deal for Max Borenstein to write the screenplay for the sequel which Gareth Edwards will direct. Borenstein wrote the first installment that relaunched the reptile and also penned Skull Island.

Related Story: Godzilla News Archive

Legendary and Warner Bros. have dated the sequel for June 8, 2018. Legendary is producing with Mary Parent, and Alex Garcia will oversee the project for Legendary.

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‘Silent Hills’ May Be Delivered Episodically

bloody disgusting - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 20:01

Hold onto your butts, because we may be on the precipice of a new trend that’s about to sweep our favorite genre: episodic horror. I say this because it seems Kojima may be considering employing an episodic format for Silent Hills. The idea was first mentioned in a report on GameSpot, which hints at the possibility of it’s releasing in a way that’s similar to Telltale’s The Walking Dead or Resident Evil: Revelations 2.

I will always prefer to get “all” of the game at once, but I don’t mind bite-sized terror.

If this is the route Kojima wants to take with Silent Hills, I hope the result will be more like Revelations 2, where the plan is to release four episodes a week apart, rather than The Walking Dead, which has seen entire months go by with nary a new episode.

If you missed the wonderfully disturbing concept trailer we were gifted with earlier today, you may want to check it out.

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First Look: Halloween 6: The Producer’s Cut

Dread Central - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 19:37

Having spent a bit of time with The Scream Factory and Anchor Bay’s Halloween: The Complete Collection Blu-ray set, I can assure you that the producer’s cut of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers looks just incredible. Don’t believe me? Take a look for yourself!

Halloween Box Set Release Details
Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory proudly announce the bonus features and technical specifications for the September 23rd HALLOWEEN Complete Collection Blu-ray set. This new set boasts a wealth of NEW bonus features including brand NEW featurettes, brand NEW commentaries, 4 brand NEW interviews — with many of the participants sharing their thoughts about the franchise for the first time — and NEW transfers and audio specs on selected titles.

Disc 1 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978)

  • HD Transfer Supervised and Approved by Director of Photography Dean Cundey
  • NEW Audio Commentary with Director of Photography Dean Cundey, Editor Tommy Lee Wallace, and The Shape, Nick Castle
  • Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter and Actress Jamie Lee Curtis.
  • “The Night She Came Home” Featurette
  • “On Location: 25 Years Later” Featurette
  • TV Version Footage
  • Television Spots
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV and Radio Spots
  • Tech Specs: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby TrueHD 7.1; Original 1978 Audio in Dolby TrueHD Mono. Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

Disc 2 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

  • Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter, Actress Jamie Lee Curtis, and Co-Writer/Producer Debra Hill
  • “Halloween: A Cut Above The Rest” Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV and Radio Spots
  • Tech Specs: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby Surround 5.1; PCM 5.1; Original 1978 Mono Audio. Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

Disc 3 – Halloween II (1981) Theatrical Version

  • Audio Commentary with Director Rick Rosenthal and Actor Leo Rossi (Theatrical version)
  • Audio Commentary with Stunt Coordinator/Actor Dick Warlock (Theatrical version)
  • “The Nightmare Isn’t Over: The Making Of Halloween II” Featurette with Rick Rosenthal, Lance Guest, Dick Warlock, Alan Howarth, Dean Cundey, Leo Rossi, and More
  • “Horror’s Hallowed Grounds: The Locations of Halloween II” – Host Sean Clark revisits the original shooting locations of the film
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary from Director Rick Rosenthal
  • Alternate Ending with Optional Audio Commentary from Director Rick Rosenthal
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV and Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery
  • Tech Specs: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD MA 5.1

Disc 4 – Halloween II TV Cut (1981) DVD (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

  • Television Cut with Added Footage Not Seen in the Theatrical Version
  • Tech Specs: Standard Definition Full-frame 1.33:1; Dolby Digital Mono

Disc 5 – Halloween III: Season of The Witch (1982)

  • Audio Commentary with Director Tommy Lee Wallace
  • Audio Commentary with Actor Don Shanks and Author Justin Beahm
  • Audio Commentary with Director Dominique Othenin-Girard and Actors Danielle Harris and Jeffrey Landman
  • Audio Commentary with Cctor Tom Atkins
  • “Stand Alone: The Making of Halloween III: Season of the Witch” featuring Tommy Lee Wallace, Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dick Warlock, Dean Cundey, and more
  • “Horror’s Hallowed Grounds” – Revisiting the original shooting locations
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Tech Specs: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD MA 5.1; Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0

Disc 6 – Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

  • Audio Commentary with Actors Ellie Cornell and Danielle Harris
  • Audio Commentary with Director Dwight H. Little and Author Justin Beahm
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Tech Specs: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby TrueHD 5.1. Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

Disc 7 — Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

  • Audio Commentary with Actors Don Shanks and Jeffrey Landman
  • Audio Commentary with Director Dominique Othenin-Girard and Actors Danielle Harris and Jeffrey Landman
  • Audio Commentary with Actor Don Shanks and Author Justin Beahm
  • Halloween 5: On The Set
  • Halloween 5: Original Promo
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Tech Specs: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby TrueHD 5.1. Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

Disc 8 — Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) Theatrical Cut

  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Gallery
  • Tech Specs: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1); Dolby Digital 5.1. Subtitles: English

Disc 9 – Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) Producer’s Cut (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

  • NEW High Definition Master from the Original Inter-negative
  • NEW Audio Commentary with Screenwriter Daniel Farrands and Composer Alan Howarth (Producer’s Cut)
  • NEW “Jamie’s Story” – An Interview with the Original “Jamie,” Actress Danielle Harris
  • NEW “The Cursed ‘Curse'” – An Interview with Producers Malek Akkad and Paul Freeman
  • NEW “Acting Scared “– A Look at the Film’s Cast with Actresses Mariah O’Brien and J.C. Brandy
  • NEW “The Shape Of Things” – A Look at Michael Myers’ Murders and Mayhem with Special Make-Up Effects Artists John Carl Buechler and Brad Hardin and Actor George P. Wilbur (Michael Myers)
  • NEW “Haddonfield’s Horrors” – The Sights of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers with Director of Photography Billy Dickson, Production Designer Brad Ryman, and Director of Photography (Additional Scenes) Thomas Callaway
  • NEW “Full Circle” – An Interview with Composer Alan Howarth
  • NEW Cast and Crew Tribute to Donald Pleasance
  • Archival Interviews and Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage (approx. 30 Minutes)
  • Alternate and Deleted Scenes (not present en either cut of the film)
  • Teaser Trailer: Halloween 666: The Origin of Michael Myers
  • Tech Specs: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1:78:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Subtitles: English

Disc 10 — Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

  • Presented in the Correct 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio
  • NEW Commentary with Director Steve Miner and Jamie Lee Curtis, Moderated by Sean Clark
  • NEW “The Making of Halloween H20″ Featuring Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnett, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Nancy Stephens, Adam Hann-Byrd, Tom Kane, Editor Patrick Lussier, Producer Malek Akkad, Producer Paul Freeman, Composer John Ottman, Chris Durand (Michael Myers), Writer Robert Zappia, Stunt Co-Ordinator Donna Keegan, Make-Up Brad Hardin, and Cinematographer Daryn Okada
  • Scenes from the Film with John Ottman’s Original Score
  • Vintage Interviews and Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Tech Specs: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Disc 11 — Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

  • Audio Commentary with Director Rick Rosenthal and Editor Robert A. Ferretti
  • Web Cam Special with Optional Director’s Commentary
  • Alternate Endings
  • Deleted Scenes
  • “Head Cam” Featurette
  • Storyboard Analysis
  • Set Tour with Production Designer Troy Hansen
  • Set Interview with Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Vintage Interviews and Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Home Video TV Spots
  • Tech Specs: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1. Subtitles: English

Disc 12 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007)

  • Unrated Director’s Cut with Audio Commentary by Writer/Director Rob Zombie
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
  • Alternate Ending with Optional Commentary
  • Bloopers
  • “The Many Faces Of Michael Myers” Featurette
  • Re-Imagining Halloween
  • Meet the Cast
  • Casting Sessions
  • Scout Taylor-Compton Screen Test
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Tech Spec: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; Dolby Digital 5.1. Subtitles: English, Spanish

Disc 13 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007) Bonus Disc (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

  • Documentary: “Michael Lives: The Making of Halloween (4-1/2 hours)
  • Tech Specs: Dolby Stereo. Subtitles: English

Disc 14 – Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2 (2009)

  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Rob Zombie
  • Deleted and Alternate Scenes
  • Audition Footage
  • Make-Up Test Footage
  • Blooper Reel
  • Captain Clegg and The Night Creatures Music Videos
  • Uncle Seymour Coffins’ Stand-Up Routines
  • Tech Spec: 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; Subtitles: English

Disc 15 – Bonus Features (Exclusive to Deluxe Edition)

  • John Carpenter’s Halloween – The Extended Version (in HD – TV inserts are in standard definition)
  • Interview with Moustapha Akkad about Origin of Halloween
  • “Halloween Unmasked 2000″ Featurette
  • “The Making of Halloween 4: Final Cut” Featurette
  • NEW Episodes of Horror’s Hallowed Grounds – We go back to the filming locations of Halloween 4, Halloween 5 (with special guest Don Shanks), and Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. Plus the original 2005 pilot for Horror’s Hallowed Grounds featuring a look at the locations of the original Halloween.
  • Horror’s Hallowed Grounds: Fan Edition – A special episode shot with, and for, the fans as they board a bus tour during the 35 Years of Terror convention and visit the locations of Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween III, and Halloween (2007). Hosted by HHG’s Sean Clark with special guests Dick Warlock, Charles Cyphers, Brian Andrews, Tommy Lee Wallace, and Erik Preston.
  • NEW The Making of Halloween 4 Featuring Actors Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Kathleen Kinmont, Beau Starr, Raymond O’Connor, Erik Preston, and Sasha Jensen; Stuntmen Tom Morga (Michael Myers) and George P. Wilbur (Michael Myers); Composer Alan Howarth; Writer Alan B. McElroy; Producers Malek Akkad and Paul Freeman; Special Make-Up Effects Artists John Carl Buechler and Ken Horn
  • “Inside Halloween 5″ Featurette
  • NEW The Making of Halloween 5 Featuring Interviews with Actors Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Wendy Kaplan, Jeffrey Landman, Jonathan Chapin, Frankie Como, Tamara Glynn, Matthew Walker, and Don Shanks (Michael Myers); Producer Malek Akkad; Line Producer Rick Nathanson; and Composer Alan Howarth
  • NEW Interview with Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Burman on Halloween III: Season of the Witch
  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch Radio Spots
  • TV Spots – Halloween 4, Halloween 5, Halloween (2007) and Halloween II (2009)
  • Photo Galleries — Halloween, Halloween 4 and Halloween 5
  • Tech Specs: 1080p, 520p Full Frame, Anamorphic Widescreen 1:85:1, 2.35:1; DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Stereo, Mono

Is it September 23rd yet?

 


 

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The Hunt Begins in This ‘Bloodborne’ TGS Trailer

bloody disgusting - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 19:34

With Bloodborne, From Software is taking everything I loved about their Dark Souls series, including its unforgiving difficulty, and adding a potent dose of horror. In the game’s TGS trailer, we’re treated to more of its gothic environments, freaky monsters and gorgeous visuals.

Bloodborne arrives exclusively on the PlayStation 4 on Feb 6, and when that happens it may very well become one of the console’s first must-have games.

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Peek-a-Boo: A Scary New “Freak Show” Teaser!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 19:31

The latest “American Horror Story: Freak Show” teaser plays peak-a-boo, and ends with a pretty terrific scare! FX is set to debut the fourth season on October 8th at 10:00 PM on FX.

It begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952.

A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.

Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe, Denis O’Hare, Jamie Brewer, and Evan Peters return from previous seasons. New cast members includes Michael Chiklis, Wes Bentley, John Carroll Lynch, Finn Wittrock, Matt Bomer, Patti LaBelle and the world’s smallest living woman, Jyoti Amge.

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Latest American Horror Story: Freak Show Teaser Says Peek-a-Boo; First Footage Revealed!

Dread Central - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 19:10

Another new teaser has arrived for “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” and this one includes a few non-freaks… one of whom will probably never play peek-a-boo again!  Check it out along with a sizzle reel for FX’s fall premieres, which includes a bit of actual footage from the show.

“American Horror Story: Freak Show” debuts October 8th at 10:00 PM on FX. It begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952.

A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.

Related Story: American Horror Story: Freak Show – Official Image Gallery Now Live

Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe, Denis O’Hare, Jamie Brewer, and Evan Peters return from previous seasons. New cast members includes Michael Chiklis, Wes Bentley, John Carroll Lynch, Finn Wittrock, Matt Bomer, Patti LaBelle and the world’s smallest living woman, Jyoti Amge.

“American Horror Story: Freak Show” – Episode 4.01 – “Monsters Among Us” (airs 10/8/14)
One of the only surviving sideshows in the country struggles to stay in business during the dawning era of television. When police make a terrifying discovery at a local farmhouse, the eccentric purveyor of the freak show (Lange) sees an opportunity that will lead her troupe either to their salvation or ruin. Written by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk; directed by Ryan Murphy.

For more info visit the “AHS: Freak Show” Facebook page, check out “AHS: Freak Show” on Tumblr, and follow @AHSFreakShow_ on Twitter along with “American Horror Story” on FX.

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Killer Mermaid (2014)

Dread Central - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 18:47

Starring Kristina Klebe, Franco Nero, Natalie Burn, Dragan Mićanović, Miodrag Krstović, Slobodan Stefanović, Sofija Rajović, Zorana Kostić Obradović

Directed by Milan Todorovic

Geez, just look at the number of names I’ve listed above that end in the suffix “vic.” You should see the rest of the credits.

Speaking of spelling, since American audiences need everything spelled out for them, it seems this new killer mermaid flick originally titled Nymph has been given the more simplistic, straight-to-the-point title Killer Mermaid. While not without its flaws, this Serbian sea monster movie deserves a better moniker than the dopey new Syfy-ish title would imply.

Two American women are on vacation in scenic Montenegro. Well, one American woman and an actress playing an American who clearly struggles at times to mask her natural Russian accent.

Just the lush Balkan locale alone adds an exotic flavor that elevates the production past most low-budget creature features these days. It’s not a location we typically see on screen, particularly in horror movies, so I’d definitely say it speaks volumes that even after watching people horribly killed by both madman and monster, it still looked like a place I’d love to visit.

Kelly is a workaholic magazine writer who has issues with the ocean stemming from a childhood tragedy. I’m thinking if you suffer from a touch of aquaphobia, vacationing in a seaside Mediterranean resort town is probably not your best bet.

Her BFF Lucy looks incredible in a bikini. That’s not just me being lecherous; that really is about all we ever get to know about her. That and she’s still not entirely over her college boyfriend, Serbian playboy Alex, with whom the two are reuniting in this aquatic paradise. Alex has brought with him the fiancée he’s not sure he’s ready to fully commit to so you better believe that leads to some romantic entanglements.

Another handsome stranger joins them as they consider taking a trip out to Mamula, a small island that’s home to an abandoned military prison. When has that not ever ended badly in a movie?

The great Franco Nero doesn’t get nearly enough screen time as a grizzled fisherman, kind of like Quint to the mermaid’s Jaws. He attempts to warn the vacationers that Mamula is a place of great evil they’d be wise to stay far away from. Naturally, they do not listen. If they had, the movie would have been a 30-minute postcard.

Once on Mamula, the solid set-up gets bogged down as the attractive ne’er-do-wells are stalked by a mad fisherman whose primary weapon of choice is a four-pronged boat anchor. Comparisons to I Know What You Did Last Summer were not lost on the writers, who even make a joke referencing that film. I’m tempted to summarize the movie as I Know What You Did Last Summer meets Splash if Daryl Hannah’s siren song turned Tom Hanks into a hook-wielding homicidal maniac.

Perhaps the title should have been changed to Killer/Mermaid or Killer & Mermaid since the mermaid herself is a tad underutilized. Her maniacal minion does most of the legwork, most likely because the mermaid has no legs. The clunky slasher aspect kills a lot of momentum with tunnel chases that go on far too long. I prefer more mermaid and less killer in my killer mermaid movies.

A major opportunity is missed as the siren’s mind-controlling call appeared to be on the verge of transforming Alex into another maniacal minion, only to never really follow through with it. Given the romantic insecurities the subplots are built around, having these men take turns falling under the spell of another woman and turning on their female counterparts could have added an extra layer of both subtext and suspense to all the running and chasing that makes up too much of the mid-section.

A few less-than-convincing CGI shots aside, the mermaid is portrayed by a beautiful half-naked actress who perfectly conveys the seductive side of this mythological predator before she reveals her true face that only an alligator could love. Again, underutilized, as she doesn’t even make a full appearance until nearly the halfway point, and it won’t be until the final 15 minutes that she actually starts getting her fins dirty.

A mix of Hammer-esque horror and slasher filmdom that transforms into a full-blown creature feature by the end, pacing and story issues aside, it is a notch above most modern low-budget monster movies that tend to also be low on ambition or resources. Killer Mermaid is a Gothic creature feature dripping with atmosphere, sex appeal, and blood. But a little more mermaid action and a lot more Franco Nero really would have helped it make a bigger splash.

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Scream Factory Giving Monkey Shines and The Dark Half Blu-ray Debuts

Dread Central - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 18:09

Though primarily known as the guy who created the modern day zombie as we know it, George A. Romero has also directed a handful of non-zombie gems throughout his career, including Monkey Shines and The Dark Half. This coming November, Scream Factory puts both films onto Blu-ray for the very first time, and we’ve got all the tasty details for ya today!

From the Press Release:
This fall Scream Factory will release The Dark Half and Monkey Shines, two horror favorites from acclaimed director George A. Romero. Making their Blu-ray debuts on November 18th, 2014, each release also boasts brand new bonus features including all new audio commentaries with George A. Romero, new retrospective featurettes with cast and crew, behind-the-scenes footage, deleted scenes, and much more! In addition, fans who order their copies from ShoutFactory.com will have their order shipped three weeks early!

Allan Mann (Jason Beghe) is a bitter, angry, and vengeful man ever since an accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. He’s fed up with himself and everyone around him. All that changes when he’s given Ella, a monkey trained to meet his every need. But when Ella begins anticipating Allan’s thoughts, strange and deadly things start happening. And as she stalks and wreaks havoc on Allan’s fair-weather girlfriend (Janine Turner), incompetent doctor, and meddling mother, Allan realizes he must stop the cunning maniacal creature… before she fully takes over his mind!

Monkey Shines stars Jason Beghe (“Chicago Hope”), Janine Turner (“Northern Exposure”), Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada), and Kate McNeil (The House on Sorority Row).

Monkey Shines Bonus Features:

· New: Audio Commentary with Writer/Director George A. Romero
· New: An Experiment in Fear – The Making of “Monkey Shines” – An all-new retrospective with Writer/Director George A. Romero; Actors Jason Beghe, John Pankow, and Kate McNeil; Executive Producer Peter Grunwald; Special Make-Up Effects Creator Tom Savini; Special Make-Up Effects Assistants Greg Nicotero and Everett Burrell; and Editor Pasquale Buba (49 minutes)
· Alternate Ending
· Deleted Scenes
· Behind-the-Scenes Footage
· Vintage “Making of MONKEY SHINES” plus additional interview clips
· Theatrical Trailers
· TV Spot
· Still Gallery

Fans can pre-order their copy now at ShoutFactory.com.

Based on the best-selling book by Stephen King, The Dark Half tells the story of horror writer Thad Beaumont (Timothy Hutton), who hopes to distance himself from his murder novels and from George Stark, the name he has used to anonymously author them. To achieve this, he cooks up a murder of his own: a publicity stunt that should lay Stark to rest forever. But when the people around him are found gruesomely slain – and his own fingerprints dot the crime scenes – Beaumont is dumbfounded until he learns that Stark has taken on life of his own… and begun a gruesome quest for vengeance!

The Dark Half stars Timothy Hutton (“Leverage,” Ordinary People), Amy Madigan (Field of Dreams), Michael Rooker (“The Walking Dead”) and Julie Harris (The Haunting).

The Dark Half Bonus Features:
· New: Audio Commentary with Writer/Director George A. Romero
· New: The Sparrows Are Flying Again!: The Making of “The Dark Half” – An all-new retrospective with Writer/Director George A. Romero; Producer Declan Baldwin; Actors Michael Rooker, Robert Joy, Rutanya Alda, and John Amplas; Composer Christopher Young; Special Make-Up Effects Creators John Vulich and Everett Burrell; Visual Effects Supervisor Kevin Kutchaver; Second Unit Director Tom Dubensky; and Editor Pasquale Buba (36 Minutes)
· Deleted Scenes
· Animated Storyboards for the original ending
· Behind-the-Scenes Footage – Special Effects and On the Set
· Vintage “Making of THE DARK HALF” plus additional interview clips
· Theatrical Trailer
· TV Spot
· Still Gallery

Fans can pre-order their copy now at ShoutFactory.com.



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Capcom Reveals the Full ‘Resident Evil: Revelations 2′ Teaser Trailer

bloody disgusting - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 18:05

Capcom has released the full version of the teaser they used to announce Resident Evil: Revelations 2 earlier this month. Before you ask — yes, it’s still weird.

In this trailer, a little girl continues her slow motion run through a horde of people with green wristbands before it eventually turns into a mob of ghouls with red wristbands. Not once does she let go of that teddy bear, not even when she seems to find the person she was looking for. Speaking of which, this guy she stops in front of… is he doing the Michael Jackson Thriller dance?

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 hits PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in early 2015.

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First Look: ‘Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers’ Producers’ Cut!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:58

I’m in the middle of binge watching Anchor Bay Entertainment’s and Scream Factory’s Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray set (full specs), and easily the most notable additions to the set is the various versions of the sixth film. I watched both, and actually think there’s good things about each of them – if only there were a way the two could have merged into a Station-like monstrosity!

Filibustering aside, Anchor Bay and Scream Factory have shared the following excerpt from the Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers bonus features. In it, producer Malek Akkad speaks to the legend of the Producer’s Cut. You’ll also get a taste of just how good the transfer looks!

Easily one of the most eagerly awaited aspects of the 15-disc Deluxe set, the Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers “Producers’ Cut” unfolds in the clarity of high definition for the first time on September 23rd. And let me tell you, it looks spectacular!

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The ‘Resident Evil’ HD REmake Has a Lot of Achievements

bloody disgusting - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:34

Crisp visuals, full 1080p support, 4:3 and 16:9 widescreen ratio modes, and 5.1 surround sound aren’t the only tweaks Capcom is making with their upcoming remaster of the Resident Evil REmake. They’re also joined by a bevy of new achievements and trophies that should please the hunters of each. Capcom’s treating this like a full retail release, so we’ll have plenty of unlockables to obsess over when the game arrives early next year.

I used to go out of my way for cheevos, but my love for them has waned over the years. I guarantee that won’t stop me from trying to unlock each and every one of these.

Like Taking Candy from a Baby
Finish the game on Very Easy difficulty or higher (10/Bronze)

Not in the Mood to Die
Finish the game on Easy difficulty or higher (10/Bronze)

Take that, Zombies!
Finish the game on Normal difficulty or higher (20/Bronze)

Oh, the Horror
Finish the game on Hard difficulty (30/Silver)

We’re in This Together
Finish the game with Jill and Chris (30/Silver)

The Survival Horror
Finish the game in Real Survival mode (30/Silver)

Ghost of a Chance
Finish the game in Invisible Enemy mode (100/Gold)

Not Just Any Object
Obtain the Stone & Metal Object using Chris (20/Bronze)

Extreme Weed Wacker
Defeat Plant 42 using (Chris 20/Bronze)

Written Word is Dead
Obtain the “Last Book Vol. 2″ using Chris (20/Bronze)

An End to a Poor Girl’s Misery
Defeat Lisa Trevor using Chris (20/Bronze)

You da Man, Chris
Finish the game using Chris (30/Silver)

Grave Digger
Defeat a Crimson Head prototype using Jill (20/Bronze)

The Key Master
Obtain the Helmet Key using Jill (20/Bronze)

Giant Snake Got Nothin’
Defeat Yawn using Jill (20/Bronze)

Where the Magic Happens
Break into the laboratory using Jill (20/Bronze)

Alpha Team’s Finest
Finish the game using Jill (30/Silver)

Get Used To It
Die for the first time (10/Bronze)

First Kills Are Special
Defeat a zombie (10/Bronze)

Not Taking Any Chances
Burn up a zombie (10/Bronze)

Who’s the Hunter Now?
Defeat a Hunter (10/Bronze)

Bravo, Rebecca
Save Chris using Rebecca (10/Bronze)

What a Great Guy
Save Jill using Barry (10/Bronze)

Delaying the Inevitable
Save Richard with a serum (10/Bronze)

That Was Nice of You
Save Rebecca from a Hunter (10/Bronze)

Trust Him
Save Barry from Lisa Trevor (10/Bronze)

Sorry I Made You Wait
Save Jill from confinement using Chris (10/Bronze)

Sorry About the Wait
Save Chris from confinement using Jill (10/Bronze)

The Nightmare Ends
Finish the game saving Rebecca and Jill using (Chris 30/Silver)

I’m a Member of S.T.A.R.S.
Finish the game saving Chris and Barry using Jill (30/Silver)

Every Man for Himself
Finish the game without saving anyone using Chris (30/Silver)

Every Woman for Herself
Finish the game without saving anyone using Jill (30/Silver)

Seeing Red
Defeat a Crimson Head (10/Bronze)

Not Waiting to Exhale
Survive your first encounter with Yawn (10/Bronze)

Deep Sixed
Defeat mother Neptune (10/Bronze)

Spider Sense
Defeat Black Tiger (10/Bronze)

Herbicide
Defeat Plant 42

Don’t Stop Running
Finish the game in three hours (50/Silver)

Racing and Pacing
Finish the game in five hours (50/Silver)

CQC FTW
Finish the game using only your knife (no lighter, Defensive Items, and stomping zombie heads) (30/Silver)

Ink is for Squids
Finish the game without saving (50/Silver)

Break Out the Marshmallows!
Burn up two zombies at the same time with the lighter (30/Silver)

Starsenal
Obtain all weapons (must load grenade launcher with all shell types) (30/Silver)

Passion for Fashion
Obtain all costumes (20/)Bronze

Every Nook and Cranny
Visit all places on all maps (20/Bronze)

Platinum Splattin’ ‘Em!
Earn all trophies (Platinum)

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The Walking Dead – Image Gallery: Season 5 Episode 1 – No Sanctuary

Dread Central - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:54

On tap right now is the first of many images galleries we have waiting in the wings for “The Walking Dead” Season 5. Let’s start from the beginning, shall we? Dig on your first look at Season 5 Episode 1, entitled “No Sanctuary,” along with the official synopsis.

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, “The Walking Dead” tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse and follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home.

The series stars Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes; Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon; Steven Yeun as Glenn; Lauren Cohan as Maggie; Chandler Riggs as Carl; Danai Gurira as Michonne; Melissa McBride as Carol; Michael Cudlitz as Abraham; Emily Kinney as Beth; Chad L. Coleman as Tyreese; Sonequa-Martin Green as Sasha; and Lawrence Gilliard, Jr., as Bob Stookie.

The fifth season of “The Walking Dead” kicks off on Sunday, October 12th, followed once again by “Talking Dead.”

“The Walking Dead” Episode 5.01 – “No Sanctuary” (airs 10/12/14)
We learn the true motives of the Terminans as Rick and the group find themselves in a vulnerable situation. Will they be able to work together? Written by Scott Gimple and directed by Greg Nicotero.

To stay up-to-the-minute on all things walker related, follow @WalkingDead_AMC on Twitter and visit “The Walking Dead” on Facebook. For more info be sure to hit up the official “The Walking Dead” page on AMC.com.

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‘Resident Evil: Revelations 2′ Demo Footage Surfaces from TGS

bloody disgusting - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:52

We have our first look at how Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will play, courtesy of some demo footage recorded off-screen at TGS. The game looks like a blending of the mechanics of Resident Evil 4 with the gritty, gory style of The Evil Within. That’s not a complaint, I’m a fan. It looks like the Resident Evil game fans have been asking for for years.

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 arrives on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in early 2015.

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American Horror Story: Freak Show – Official Image Gallery Now Live

Dread Central - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:40

Alrighty, my fellow freaks! Right now we have an image gallery for “American Horror Story: Freak Show” that showcases most of the cast you’ve been hungering to see! Check it out!

“American Horror Story: Freak Show” debuts October 8th at 10:00 PM on FX. It begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952.

A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.

Related Story: Latest American Horror Story: Freak Show Teaser Says Peek-a-Boo; First Footage Revealed! 

Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe, Denis O’Hare, Jamie Brewer, and Evan Peters return from previous seasons. New cast members includes Michael Chiklis, Wes Bentley, John Carroll Lynch, Finn Wittrock, Matt Bomer, Patti LaBelle and the world’s smallest living woman, Jyoti Amge.

“American Horror Story: Freak Show” – Episode 4.01 – “Monsters Among Us” (airs 10/8/14)
One of the only surviving sideshows in the country struggles to stay in business during the dawning era of television. When police make a terrifying discovery at a local farmhouse, the eccentric purveyor of the freak show (Lange) sees an opportunity that will lead her troupe either to their salvation or ruin. Written by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk; directed by Ryan Murphy.

For more info visit the “AHS: Freak Show” Facebook page, check out “AHS: Freak Show” on Tumblr, and follow @AHSFreakShow_ on Twitter along with “American Horror Story” on FX.

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Tie a Ribbon on this Summary of The Vampire Diaries Episode 6.02 – Yellow Ledbetter

Dread Central - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:38

Yet another song title has been appropriated by “The Vampire Diaries” for an upcoming episode, and as a huge fan of Pearl Jam, I’m really hoping they do justice to the band in the October 9th Episode 6.02, which is called “Yellow Ledbetter.” Here’s the ep’s synopsis, released by The CW today.

“The Vampire Diaries” Ep. 6.02 – “Yellow Ledbetter” (10/9/14)
Knowing she needs to come to terms with the loss of Damon (Ian Somerhalder), Elena (Nina Dobrev) turns to Alaric (Matt Davis) to help her move on with her life.

Enzo (Michael Malarkey) convinces Caroline (Candice Accola) to join him as he tracks down a lead to get Damon and Bonnie (Kat Graham) back, but Caroline is shocked when they make an unexpected detour and uncover what Stefan (Paul Wesley) has been up to. Meanwhile, Matt (Zach Roerig) worries about Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), who is spending time with Sarah (guest star Gabrielle Walsh), a mysterious girl who has recently arrived in Mystic Falls.

Elsewhere, Tripp (guest star Colin Ferguson), leader of the community protection program, makes an interesting confession to Matt about his connection to the town. Lastly, with the Other Side destroyed and gone for good, Damon and Bonnie reluctantly band together to uncover the mystery of where they are and how they are going to get back home. Pascal Verschooris directed the episode written by Julie Plec.

For more info visit “The Vampire Diaries” on CWTV.com, “like” “The Vampire Diaries” on Facebook, and follow “The Vampire Diaries” on Twitter.

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Dennis Haysbert Experiences Dead Rising

Dread Central - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:23

Well, he’s no Frank West, but we now have our first cast member for Legendary Digital and Crackle’s upcoming adaptation of the Capcom game Dead Rising. The Wrap is reporting that one of “24”‘s most memorable presidents, Dennis Haysbert, has signed on for some zombie slaying!

Sony’s Crackle will give the 90-minute feature, directed by Leprechaun: Origins‘ Zach Lipovsky, an exclusive digital release in the U.S. before the film receives a multi-platform release on SVOD, VOD, DVD, and TV.

Content Media Corp. (Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn) will distribute both feature-length and episodic formats on international platforms.

Dead Rising takes place during a large-scale zombie outbreak. When a mandatory government vaccine fails to stop the infection from spreading, the four leads must evade infection while also pursuing the root of the epidemic — with all signs pointing to a government conspiracy. Politics, public paranoia, and media coverage will all play a key role in the movie’s story.

The script was written by Tim Carter, who also produces the film alongside Tomas Harlan under their Contradiction Films banner (the same company that produced Mortal Kombat: Legacy). Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers, G.I. Joe) is the executive producer.

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[TIFF '14 Review] ‘Big Game’ Feels Like A Long-Lost PG-13 Amblin Adventure!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:07

Looking back at my childhood, I have very fond memories of going to the cinema with my dad. My first theatrical experience was Superman II and man did it take my breath away. I’ve been hooked on movies ever since. Naturally having kids of my own, I wanted to introduce to them the magic of venturing off to a specific place where we can escape for two hours and go on a unique type of an adventure, the kind that can’t be replicated via even the greatest home theatre system. In a time where more and more kids are exposed to movies via a computer monitor and/or a phone, I wanted to at least acquaint them to the alternative. That also goes with films themselves.

In my opinion, the 80’s gave birth to the finest era of family entertainment, ones that even adults can enjoy equally. Amblin Entertainment which was founded by iconic filmmaker Steven Spielberg and Producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall gave birth to many of the greatest including The Goonies, Gremlins, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and the Back to the Future trilogy, to name a few. They were fun yet realized the importance of a good story and characters we can relate with. They also had an edge to them. Characters cussed and the threat packed enough punch that even the most fantastical of storylines felt grounded. As time went by, Hollywood has watered family films to the point where parents cringe at the mere idea of having to not only spend their hard-earned money towards them but worse; have to devote time to something they can’t connect with. After a long drought Writer/Director J. J. Abrams teamed up with Amblin to make the 2011 nostalgia-filled charmer Super 8. It successfully recreated the feel of that company’s earlier work.

In 2010, Writer/Director Jalmari Helander made his feature debut with the strange and darkly comedic Christmas cult classic Rare Exports. With its impressive technical attributes, Helander emerged as a talent to keep an eye on. For his sophomore feature Big Game there is no doubt he’s the real deal. Set in the Finnish wilderness, thirteen year old Oskari’s (Rare Exports’ Onni Tommila) rite-of-passage expedition is derailed when he encounters an Air Force One escape pod with the shaken President of the United States (Samuel L. Jackson). With a group of terrorists at his tail, Oskari is the President’s only chance of survival. Big Game is an action-thriller in the tradition of Die Hard and Cliffhanger — only it’s geared towards the entire family. This is textbook mainstream screenwriting at its most effective. The story, characterizations and themes are simple yet clearly defined. The two lead characters have an arc and it’s perfectly-executed from point A to B. Everything here has a purpose to the overall scheme of things. These are qualities you find in early Spielberg productions. Who said dumb fun can’t be smart?

Like the most memorable protagonists, the character of Oskari rises to the occasion but not without a personal journey of self-doubt to overcome. His conflict is the heart of the picture. The extremely likeable Onni Tommila nails this arc to the tee. Samuel L. Jackson is rock solid as well. It’s refreshing to see a portrayal of the President where he isn’t action-inclined. That vulnerability along with Oskari’s only helps to strengthen the threat, here played convincingly by Ray Stevenson (Punisher: War Zone) and Mehmet Kurtulus (The Tunnel). The wonderfully chemistry between Tommila and Jackson is the main reason why you are invested in the story. Onni and his real life dad Jorma Tommila once again play father and son, as they did in Rare Exports. While their relationship takes a backseat on this outing, it’s still integral especially to the development of Oskari. There is ample support from the veteran cast that includes Jim Broadbent (Cloud Atlas), Ted Levine (The Silence of the Lambs), Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives) and Victor Garber (Argo). Big Game proves that fine, committed performances can draw the viewer in despite the material being familiar territory.

This is a seriously well put-together action pic. Big Game apparently cost just north 11.5 mil US and if that’s the case: wow! The stunning Bavaria, Germany backdrop gives the film an incredible sense of scale. The wide shots take advantage of the majestic vista. The ambitious visual effects are impressive to say the least, worthy of a tentpole blockbuster. The film doesn’t have an abundance of action set-pieces and may take a tad longer to get to them than it probably should have but what we do get is expertly mounted. With a limited budget, Helander understands that the most involving action sequences are the ones derived organically. The action beats here serve the narrative flow, as well as being character-motivated. Big Game is nicely paced. There is a great build-up to the third act. Once Helander kicks things into high gear, the action is gleefully fun and imaginative. It all pays off satisfyingly in the film’s balls-out, nutty conclusion. These scenes are beautifully photographed, packed with the kind of carefully designed, memorable imagery that graced the action films of the 80’s and 90’s. It’s also refreshing to see a director not feel the urge to cut these moments to pieces. All the more admirable considering this is an indie production.

Big Game feels like a long-lost Amblin title. It’s an absolute charmer, the kind of PG-13 fare that will appeal to audiences of all ages. Like the kid-oriented flicks from the 80’s, there’s enough edge and cleverness to the violence to satisfy adults. Nothing here comes across as a cop out. Helander is a seriously first-rate craftsman. It’s just a matter of time before Hollywood comes knocking on his door. Big Game appealed to the kid in me. Very few movies nowadays achieve that. This captures that contagious fun factor and heart that made me fall smitten with the cinema to begin with. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing it again with my boys on the big screen.

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