‘Zombieworld’ Anthology Needs Your Short Films

bloody disgusting - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 18:34

Ruthless Pictures, best known for Day of the Mummy, The Black Water Vampire, Frankenstein vs. The Mummy and Mischief Night, are teaming with Dread Central for Zombieworld, an undead-themed horror anthology.

In the film, survivors across the world struggle to overcome horrifying circumstances when a pandemic brings about a zombie apocalypse.

The site is asking for filmmakers to submit their zombie shorts to be included in the film. Winners get $100. The best short will score $500.

Click the above link for full details.

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[TV] Syfy’s Generic “Dominion” Trailer

bloody disgusting - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 18:20
No, that’s not Wonder Woman.

Syfy released the first images and trailer for “Dominion” (via TVLine, which premieres Thursday, June 19 at 9/8c. It looks like a cheesy cross between that defunct “Wonder Woman” series and some lame superhero movie.

It’s based on characters from the 2010 feature Legion, taking to the year 25 A.E. (After the War of Extinction) when an army assembled by the archangel Gabriel (played by Carl Beukes) wages a war of possession against mankind’s survivors. In that fight, the archangel Michael (300‘s Tom Wisdom) sides with humanity, against Gabriel.

It also stars Christopher Egan (Kings), Roxanne McKee (Game of Thrones), Alan Dale (Lost), Anthony Stewart Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Langley Kirkwood (Generation Kill), Shivani Ghai (EastEnders) and Luke Allen-Gale (The Borgias).

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“Dark Ages” Is ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ meets ‘Starship Troopers’

bloody disgusting - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:50

Dan Abnett and I.N.J. Culbard, the team that brought you “The New Deadwardians”, has a new book on the horizon from Dark Horse Comics that is being described as, “Kingdom of Heaven meets Starship Troopers“. The sci-fi fantasy tale takes place in a medieval world when a troop of mercenaries encounter an ungodly creature from another realm. It sounds like it has some cosmic horror influence, and given Culbard’s adaptations of Lovecraft’s work, I’d bet my gold coins on it.

From the press release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ANAHEIM, CA—Dark Horse Comics is pleased to debut Dark Ages, another cosmic thrill ride from Guardians of the Galaxy’s Dan Abnett!

The creators of Vertigo’s The New Deadwardians, Dan Abnett and I.N.J. Culbard, deliver medieval sci-fi action in Dark Ages! The medieval world is locked in war. As a godless mercenary company slogs across Europe in search of sustenance and coin, they encounter a demonic force born not of hell, but of somewhere else entirely!

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Ruthless Pictures and Dread Central Want YOU to Be a Part of the Zombie Apocalypse

Dread Central - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:30

So you've made (or are making) what you think is an incredible zombie-themed short film, but you're having a hard time getting the word out about it. Breaking into the film business isn't easy, but Jesse Baget's Ruthless Pictures and DC are about to kick open the door for you!

Listen up, indie filmmakers: Pre-production on the new anthology Zombieworld has officially begun.

Survivors across the world struggle to overcome horrifying circumstances when a pandemic brings about a zombie apocalypse.

Zombieworld (tentatively titled; subject to change) will be an anthology of blood, guts, and mayhem brought to life by a group of exciting new directors from around the world.

Commenting on the film, Ruthless Pictures producer Jesse Baget (currently in production on the company’s most recent project, Day of the Mummy) said, “As a fan of the zombie genre, I’m excited to be part of this film along with Dread Central. Zombieworld will showcase the unique the vision of young, up-and-coming filmmakers from around the world and inject fresh new blood into the genre.

Here at Dread Central we've always been incredibly indie film-friendly so here's what's on tap for you guys... Zombieworld already has WORLDWIDE distribution from one of the horror genre's finest purveyors so we can guarantee that no matter what, you're gonna get the exposure and notoriety that you deserve. Zombieworld is without question the open door you have been looking for. That being said, here's how to enter.

Send us your entry via the form you see below with a private link or the actual HD file of your film. From there both Ruthless Pictures and Dread Central staff will watch the films and select the best of the best to be included in the project, and selected winners will also nab themselves $100 in the process. But what if your film is the best of the best? Well then, not only will you be included in the anthology, we'll also hand over to you a check for $500.



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Things to Keep in Mind When Submitting

  • There is no cost to submit your film.
  • We will be accepting digital files (uploaded private Vimeo and/or YouTube links are welcome).
  • If your film is chosen, you will be required to provide an HD File.
  • Films should be between 5 and 15 minutes long.
  • By submitting your film, you must guarantee that it is your own fully licensed original work (i.e., music rights, etc.).
  • By submitting your film, you will also guarantee that no laws were broken during the filming and making of it (i.e., no animals or people were jeopardized or harmed).
  • Submissions will be accepted beginning April 21st through May 30th. Winners will be announced on Dread Central on June 15th.
  • By submitting your film. you grant us the right to use any footage from the preview screener and all submitted publicity photos and any other materials sent to us pertaining to this entry for the project's promotional purposes, without limitations.
  • Check out terms and conditions BELOW for full contest rules.

    That's it, kids! Get to it, and good luck!

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    Dreadcentral/Ruthless Pictures Zombieworld Short Film Competition Terms, Conditions and Contest Rules

    Any questions please write to: zombieworldfilm@gmail.com

    Definitions. Capitalized words used herein have the following meanings:

  • “Company” means Ruthless Pictures, LLC (“Zombieworld” or “Dreadcentral”)
  • “Entrant” means an individual who has validly registered to take part in the competition.
  • “Film” or “short” means a film which an Entrant sends to the Zombieworld email address zombieworldfilm@gmail.com.
  • “Terms and Conditions” means these Terms and Conditions.

    Posting Conditions.
    In order to post a Film for the Zombieworld Director Competition, the following must be adhered to;

  • Entrant must enter valid contact details.
  • Entrant must accept these Terms and Conditions and agree to be bound by them.
  • Entrant must first upload your short to Vimeo™ or Youtube™ and then link to the Official Zombieworld email address zombieworldfilm@gmail.com.
  • Entrant must not upload any film which contains third party copyrighted material unless you have obtained prior written approval for your use of same.
  • Entrant must not upload any Film which contains branded segments unless you have obtained prior written approval for your use of same.
  • Entrant must keep your Film between (5) minutes and (20) minutes in length.
  • Entrant film should be full frame 16x9
  • Entrant must make sure to have everybody who appears recognizably in your film execute a talent release form
  • Entrant must make sure all music and songs are cleared for use within this competition by the appropriate parties.
  • Entrant must be of legal age in the jurisdiction in which they live.
  • At the Companies' direction, entrant maybe asked to deliver a HD version to the Ruthless Pictures office.

    Entrant must note that your content may become the exclusive property in perpetuity of Ruthless Pictures, LLC, if Ruthless Pictures/Dreadcentral notifies you by email that you are a winner in the competition.

    Content Review.
    By uploading a Film, you agree that:

  • The Company has the absolute right to review and reject at any time any short Film which Company deems, in its sole and absolute discretion, is unacceptable.
  • You understand that Company is not required to give any reason for its determination that a Film is unacceptable.

    Rights.

  • By uploading a Film, you are not transferring any rights of ownership in the Film to Company or any other third party.
  • Members of the public may view Films posted to the Dreadcentral or Ruthless Pictures website
  • After uploading a Film, you are not restricted in your use of the Film and may continue to exhibit it in other venues and online
  • The eventual winners will be announced on May 21st, 2014 and his/her short will be included in the Zombieworld feature film.
  • By uploading your Film, and in consideration for Company agreeing to accept your Film in this competition, you are granting Company an exclusive and irrevocable option to acquire all the rights in your Film should it win the competition. The Company may exercise its option at any time it chooses within 3 months of the end of the competition by notifying you by email. On exercise of the option and payment of a one-off payment of USD$100, the Company shall become the owner in perpetuity of your Film and shall be entitled (but not obligated) to include the Film in the Company’s production “Zombieworld”.
  • Grand prize winner will receive $500 and have their film included in the Zombieworld feature film.
  • If your Film is selected as the winner of the competition you agree to participate in reasonable publicity and promotional activities as required by Company and agree that the Company may publish your name and biographical information via the Company’s website and any other media. If your Film is included in the Company’s production “Zombieworld” you agree that the Company is entitled to publish your name, appearance, and biographical details in connection with the Film.
  • If your Film is selected as one of the winners of the competition you agree, if required by the Company, to enter into a director agreement or similar in connection with your participation in the Company’s film on the usual terms and conditions applying to such agreements.
    Your Representations and Warranties. You represent and warrant that you have the full right and authority to upload and send your Film to the Zombieworld email address zombieworldfilm@gmail.com and that the posting of same will not violate any rights of any persons.

    Indemnity.
    You hereby agree to defend, indemnify and hold Company harmless if Company incurs any loss, cost, or expense (including attorneys’ fees), due to any claim by you or any other parties relating to the submission of your film or the posting of your Film on the Dreadcentral official website.

    Notices.
    All notices shall be in writing and shall be delivered by e-mail to each party’s last known email address.

    Entire Agreement.
    These Terms and Conditions and the other items referred to herein represent the complete agreement of the parties relating to the subject matter hereof.

    Amendment.
    The Company reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time by posting notice thereof on its website. Upon posting, the amended Terms and Conditions and the other items referred to herein shall represent the complete agreement of the parties relating to the subject matter hereof.

    Governing Law.
    These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of the United States of America.

    Disclaimer.
    It is possible that Films which you submit may be downloaded or copied by third parties without Company’s permission, and you waive any claim against the Company for such actions.

    Further Actions.
    You agree to execute any and all documents and take any other actions reasonably required to effectuate the purposes of these Terms and Conditions. You grant us a power of attorney for such purposes (it being acknowledged that such appointment is irrevocable and coupled with an interest) with full power of substitution and delegation if you fail to do so within five (5) business days of our written request.

    Execution.
    By clicking the “I Agree” check box and submitting the form above, you are “signing” these Terms and Conditions for all purposes under applicable law.

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    Review: “Translucid” #1

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:28

    Well, shit. This comic is bananas. “Translucid” #1 is the coolest take on villainy that I’ve seen in years. A true psychological look at good and evil. Writers Sanchez and Echert present us with an almost Dom/Sub-type love between superhero and villain, causing all kinds of chaos in its wake. Leading us to wonder, who’s the real villain here?

    WRITTEN BY: Claudio Sanchez & Chondra Echert
    ART BY: Daniel Bayliss
    PUBLISHER: BOOM! Studios
    PRICE: $3.99
    RELEASE: April 16, 2014

    Starting off rather innocuously, we are introduced to our villain: The Horse. He’s a Carmine Falcone-like criminal mastermind (with a Knight chess piece style headdress) fresh out of prison with a renewed sense of psychopathy and an odd determination to prove the dependency of his superhero counterpart, The Navigator. He orchestrates his own abduction in order to show that The Navigator would sooner blow up the Empire State Building than see him perish in its place.

    When The Navigator plays directly into the trick, instead of being pleased, The Horse is angered at the dependency The Navigator shows, and punishes him by forcing him to watch his failure play out in a grand explosive gesture.

    Since the beginning of the comic book hero/villain relationship, it’s always been clear that the two feed off of each other. This comes as no surprise. They never truly want to end each other’s lives, because without one, the other ceases to exist. Good is only relative to the evil it counteracts. “Translucid” definitely explores that notion but smacks it around a bit first. In a standard hero/villain relationship, we find the villain on the sad end of the dependency continuum, whereas “Translucid” turns our hero into a sad, pathetic, almost treacherous, fool-in-love for the villain. To the point where The Navigator’s dependency on The Horse causes more damage than The Horse could possibly do on his own. It’s fascinating. It’s daring. I love it.

    I didn’t think I was going to enjoy this comic book as much as I did. I had the impression that it was going to be the hero/villain equivalency of a bromance film. And for a second during the comic when a reporter refers to The Navigator and The Horse as a “dynamic duo” I thought my initial feelings would be validated. But Sanchez and Echert swing wildly off course as The Horse dominates in emotional stability, completely putting The Navigator (along with his creepy amount of respect for his “nemesis”) in his place. I’m crazy excited to see where the next five issues of this strikingly original comic book will take us.

    Review by – Bree Ogden

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    Exorcists Fight Satan’s Army In “The Devilers”

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:15

    Dynamite has a brand new line of creator owned books on the way, one of which is Joshua Hale Fialkov’s “The Devilers”. Fialkov has a great track record in the world of horror comics with “I, Vampire”, “Echoes”, and more recently, “The Bunker”. He teams up with artist Matt Triano for “The Devilers”, which sees the pits of hell unleashed into our world. Dynamite describes the book as the Magnificent Seven of religious horror stories. From the art below, the team is not pulling their punches. Any series that kicks off with a priest in flames is worth a read in my books.

    See more details below along with a list of other upcoming creator owned books on the way from Dynamite.

    From the press release:

    April 18th, 2014, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite is proud to present the first book in a series of creator driven comics, featuring all new characters from the industry’s best and brightest! The Devilers is written by the acclaimed author Joshua Hale Fialkov, working with us for the first time, and accompanied by the incredible art of Matt Triano! Single issues in this line will be priced at $2.99, allowing fans the opportunity to affordably try all of the new series! And to help retailers stock up with confidence, each launch issue will be completely returnable! To sweeten the deal for fans and retailers alike, The Devilers #1 will feature covers by Eisner Award Nominee Jock and a beautiful retailer incentive by the masterful Marc Silvestri! Be sure to look for The Devilers, coming this July to retailers and digital platforms!

    The following creator driven books are a small sampling of titles that will come after The Devilers, beginning August 2014 through 2015, to keep the momentum going, from the best comics has to offer!

    Peter Milligan – Terminal Hero
    Duane Swierczynski – Ex-Con
    Andy Diggle, Angela Cruickshank, and Ben Oliver – Control
    James Robinson – Grand Passion

    More creators and titles to be announced!

    When the world is under siege from the pits of hell, it’s up to The Devilers to set things right. The world’s greatest exorcists pit themselves against Satan’s army, while all of creation hangs in the balance. From the writer of The Bunker, The Ultimates, and I, VAMPIRE comes a horror-fueled adventure through hell itself.

    “Fans of the work I did on I, VAMPIRE will find a continuation of a lot of the themes and ideas I started over there, but in a completely new package,” says best-selling comic book writer Joshua Hale Fialkov, “It’s been a blast to tell a big ol’ supernatural horror adventure story again.”

    “There’s a great tradition of team books in comics and we’ve worked hard to continue that tradition here.” – Joseph Rybandt, Dynamite Senior Editor

    “This series is the ‘Magnificent Seven’ of different religious figures banding together to fight off an evil that will take all of their powers. Joshua is an incredibly gifted writer who has proven that he can tackle any genre. He has an impressive track record from Elk’s Run and Tumor to his I, Vampire, Ultimates, Bunker comic series and more, and I will be biased in stating that The Devilers is his best work to date. His writing is crisp and smart. Add to that the incredible artwork that Matt Triano is delivering, and the unbelievably captivating covers by Jock, and you have an incredible series. This is the first in an incredible line of creator driven books and we’re launching off our creator-driven the line up with an incredible group of creators bring incredible passion for the launch series to help celebrate and usher in for the next chapter at Dynamite.”

    Joshua Hale Fialkov is the Eisner, Harvey, and Emmy award nominated creator of The Bunker, Tumor, Punks, and Echoes. He was the writer of the critically acclaimed I, VAMPIRE for DC’s New 52, and is an architect of the ULTIMATE UNIVERSE at Marvel Comics. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, daughter, two dogs, and a disgruntled cat.

    The Devilers #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ May Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release on July 16, 2014. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of The Devilers #1 with their local comic book retailers. The Devilers #1 will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.

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    Telltale’s ‘The Walking Dead’ Season One is Available Now on Google Play

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:11

    The first season of Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Game has finally made its way to Google Play. The full first season is available now, including the bonus episode 400 Days. If you haven’t spent some time with this fantastic episodic series yet, you now have one less reason to have missed it. Just make sure you bring a box of Kleenexes. You’ll need them.

    In related news, the first two episodes of the second season will hit the Vita tomorrow (April 22). They can be purchased together, along with the impending three episodes, with the $19.99 season pass, or individually for $4.99 each.

    Telltale and Sony have announced the upcoming Vita release of The Walking Dead Season 2. On April 22, the first two episodes will be available on that platform.

    This will catch up those who have been waiting for the handheld version of the title. Each episode will cost $4.99, with a season pass available for $19.99.

    Categories: Horror News

    Horror Decor Brings the Jason Horror Buddy THIS FRIDAY!

    Dread Central - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:47

    One of the fondest memories I have as a kid is watching littler kids beat the holy hell out of each other with their Wrestling Buddies. A few weeks ago Horror Decor announced a horror-themed variation. This Friday they're taking things to the next level!

    That's right, kids! In association with our own John Squires' Freddy In Space, Horror Decor is releasing the Jason Horror Buddy THIS FRIDAY, April 25th!

    Keep your eyes on the official HorrorDecor website for this must-have item to go on sale. You know you want one! Hell, we want like 50 of em!

    "We here at Horror Decor are very excited to announce our new line of character pillows called Horror Buddies! We wanted to take our pillows to the next level so we took inspiration from a classic comfy toy from the 80's and fused them with characters from our favorite horror films to play with, hug, and chase after your pets with!"

    Check out the big plush guy in all his glory!

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    Ben Templesmith Sends The Tentacles In “The Squidder”

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:45

    This Saturday at Anaheim for WonderCon IDW announced details about Ben Templesmith’s latest Lovecraft-inspired project, “The Squidder”. The miniseries tells the story of a forgotten soldier in a post-apocalyptic world overruled by “tentacled alien overlords”.

    If you’ve been following Templesmith’s career, you know he loves to draw tentacles in all shapes and sizes. This book is the one where he goes all out for some Cthulhu style horror and everything we’ve seen thus far looks stellar. Check out the two covers for “The Squidder” #1 below.

    WRITTEN BY: Ben Templesmith
    ART BY: Ben Templesmith
    PUBLISHER: 44FLOOD/IDW
    PRICE: $3.99
    RELEASE: TBA

    This all-new four-issue series finds an old soldier from a forgotten war in a post-apocalyptic world that has left him behind. He was one of the last of the legendary Squidder Legions. Can a discarded relic with a death wish and a rebellious Squid priestess overthrow humanity’s tentacled alien overlords? Ben Templesmith returns to his roots to finally do the tentacle/Cthulhu-orientated book he’s always promised! The Squidder mixes action, horror, science fiction, and fantasy elements with a touch of Squidly destruction.

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    See the First Teasers for Lifetime's Witches of East End Season 2

    Dread Central - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:40

    Toward the end of last year we learned that Lifetime had renewed its "Witches of East End" for a second season, and with the show's summer premiere approaching, we have a look at two new teaser videos for you.

    "With its great storytelling and amazing cast, 'Witches of East End' is leading a full-blown witch renaissance," said Lifetime Executive VP/GM Rob Sharenow when announcing the renewal. "The show's perfect mix of premium execution with content that is in the zeitgeist is drawing new viewers to Lifetime, and we're very excited to be bringing it back for a second season."

    Season 2 of "Witches of East End" will contain 13 episodes.

    Starring Julia Ormond, Madchen Amick, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, and Rachel Boston as a family of witches, the series has proven to be Lifetime's youngest-skewing original to date. "Witches of East End," based on Melissa de la Cruz's popular novel of the same name, comes to Lifetime from Fox 21 and is executive produced by Maggie Friedman, Jonathan Kaplan, Erwin Stoff, and Josh Reims.

    For more info visit "Witches of East End" on Lifetime, like "Witches of East End" on Facebook, and follow "Witches of East End" on Twitter with the hashtag #DarknessIsRising.




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    Spanish ‘Darker Than the Night’ Goes 3-D

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:40
    There’s nothing scarier than an old woman and her cat.

    The Spanish horror Darker Than the Night (Mas negro que la noche) is showing off some 3-D footage at the upcoming Cannes.

    Bloody Disgusting has the official sales art for the Henry Bedwell-directed pic in which “Greta inherits a huge mansion after her Aunt Ofelia’s death with the only condition of taking good care of her life companion, Becker, a cat. Greta moves in with three girl friends. One of the nights Becker suddenly dies. In consequence, their carelessness will unleash unexplainable events that will make them feel horror in their own skin.

    Zuria Vega, Adriana Louvier, Eréndira Ibarra, Ona Casamiquela, and Margarita Saenz all star.

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    New Proxy Clip Creeps Up On You

    Dread Central - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:28

    Another clip is here from Zack Parker's Proxy (review), and while it's not as brutal as the last, it definitely serves up the goods just as we like it! Check it out!

    Proxy is on VOD now.

    Alexia Rasmussen, Alexa Havins, Kristina Klebe, and Joe Swanberg all star.

    Synopsis:
    A very pregnant Esther Woodhouse (Rasmussen) is walking home after her latest OB appointment when she is brutally attacked and disfigured by a hooded assailant. When Esther seeks consolation in a support group, she finds friendship and empathy in Melanie (Havins), another mother scarred with tragedy. Esther soon begins to believe that the horrific event might be a bittersweet act of fate. However, friendship and empathy can be very dangerous things when accepted by the wrong people.

    Proxy is a European-style suspense-thriller that promises to challenge the traditional cinematic form. Parker has reunited with The Newton Brothers to compose the score as well as Jim Timperman as Director of Photography to lens the film. A notable addition to Parker’s crew is seasoned Special F/X Make-Up Artist James Ojala. Proxy was shot on location in Eastern Indiana.

    For more info visit the official Along the Tracks Productions website, "like" Proxy on Facebook, and follow Proxy on Twitter.




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    Go Inside Salem Episode 1.01 - The Vow

    Dread Central - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:17

    So, did you spend your Easter Sunday night with the witches of "Salem"? If you answered in the affirmative, then check out this "inside" look at Episode 1.01, "The Vow," and read on for the first details on Episode 1.02, "The Stone Child."

    In the below video executive producer Adam Simon recaps the premiere and provides his inside look at the story of "Salem" and what to expect from WGN America's new series.

    "Salem" explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth behind them.

    Related Story: Visit our "Salem" Archive

    "Salem" Episode 1.01 - "The Vow" (airs 4/20/14)
    John Alden returns from war to discover that the woman he left behind is now married to another man and that his hometown of Salem, Mass., is in the midst of a witch panic in the premiere of this supernatural drama.

    Created, executive produced, and written by award-winning writer/producer Brannon Braga and Adam Simon, “Salem” stars Janet Montgomery as the ruthless but vulnerable Mary Sibley, Salem’s most powerful enchantress; Shane West as handsome, hardened war veteran John Alden – and Mary’s onetime love interest; Seth Gabel as local aristocrat Cotton Mather, who fans the flames of Salem’s witch hunt; Ashley Madekwe as Mary’s mysterious, carnal accomplice, Tituba; Xander Berkeley as chief politician Magistrate Hale; Tamzin Merchant as the forthright Anne Hale, an artist with a perilous attraction to Alden; Elise Eberle as the mysteriously afflicted Mercy Lewis; and Iddo Goldberg as outcast Isaac Walton.

    "Salem" Episode 1.02 - "The Stone Child" (airs 4/27/14)
    John investigates what's really going on in Salem as the fear over witches rises, and Mary prepares to execute a plan.

    Keep your eyes on the "Salem" Facebook page for updates and more info.

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    Fran Kranz Hunted by Bloodsucking Bastards

    Dread Central - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:14

    Fortress Features (The Collector, The Collection, The Hunted ) is in pre-production on the indie flick Bloodsucking Bastards, directed by Brian James O’Connell, and the first casting news has arrived.

    Fran Kranz (pictured, The Cabin in the Woods) stars alongside Pedro Pascal and Yvette Yates. Joel Murray, Joey Kern, Patricia Rae, Emma Fitzpatrick, and Parvesh Cheena co-star.

    According to the Tracking Board, the horror comedy was pitched as “The Office” meets Shaun of the Dead.

    Synopsis:
    A down-on-his-luck cubicle worker must deal with the horrible reality that everyone in his office is turning into vampires.

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    New Poster Found at the Edge of Tomorrow

    Dread Central - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:05

    Poster No. 5 for Doug Liman's Edge of Tomorrow has arrived, and we have every pixel of it ready to help gear you up for the impending alien war. It's coming, ya know. Those extraterrestrials ain't gonna stay quiet for long!

    The Warner Bros. Pictures/Village Roadshow Pictures sci-fi thriller is directed by Doug Liman and stars Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Jeremy Piven, Jonas Armstrong, Tony Way, Kick Gurry, Franz Drameh, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riley, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.

    The screenplay was written by Dante Harper, Christopher McQuarrie, and Joby Harold.

    Look for the film in theatres on June 6, 2014.

    Synopsis
    The epic action of Edge of Tomorrow unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again… and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.

    For more info visit the official Edge of Tomorrow website and "like" Edge of Tomorrow on Facebook. If you're a tweeter, be sure to use the hashtag #LiveDieRepeat.

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    Report: ‘Resident Evil 7′ to be Revealed at E3 2014

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:55

    Now this is interesting. According to a report by the Sankei Shimbun, a newspaper in Japan, Capcom will be revealing a “major PlayStation 4 title” at this year’s E3. There’s a very good chance this is another Resident Evil sequel. We know Resident Evil 7 is in development and that Capcom plans to try and reinvigorate the series with another reboot.

    It may seem odd that only Sony’s platform was mentioned, but I’m sure the reasoning behind the newspaper’s not mentioning the Xbox has less to do with potential PS4 exclusivity — Resident Evil has long been a multiplatform series — and more to do with the Xbox’s insignificant foothold in Japan.

    Lending a bit of credibility to this being a new Resident Evil game is the fact that Capcom recently held a contest on their Facebook page where they asked fans to share their favorite Resident Evil memories for a chance to be featured in a future Capcom title, likely Resident Evil 7.

    I have some hope left for the series, though its inconsistent quality has diminished much of it. I’ve even ranted about it a few times. I hope Capcom is able to breathe new life into the series, because it’s still one of my favorites.

    Either way, we’ll find out what this is sometime during E3 (June 10-12).

    Sankei Shimbun via Siliconera

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    Exclusive First Look at Darcy DeMoss in Trophy Heads

    Dread Central - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:51

    It's Monday... it seems like forever until Friday arrives once more. So why not spend a moment picturing what your obnoxious co-worker's or boss' or neighbor's head would look like mounted over your mantle. Or... just check out this exclusive look at Full Moon's Trophy Heads.

    Charles Band and company are being rather tight-lipped about the project, but we'll be able to see it soon enough via Full Moon Streaming in June!

    Genre icon Linnea Quigley stars in the series alongside Carel Struycken (Lurch from The Addams Family films) and Darcy DeMoss, whom you'll see pictured below with our previously released goods.

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    New Afflicted Poster Is Bad to the Last Drop!

    Dread Central - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:27

    Another poster is here for the first feature film from Derek Lee and Clif Prowse, Afflicted (review), this one from artist Jay Shaw. Do yourselves a favor, kids; head over to your cable box or click below and order this one NOW! Dig it!

    CBS Films has released Afflicted in theaters and on various VOD platforms. Look for it on iTunes, Amazon, VUDU, Google Play, Cable On Demand, Playstation, and Xbox.

    The film stars Lee, Prowse, and Baya Rehaz. Learn more over on the official Afflicted website!

    Synopsis
    This terrifying horror thriller follows two best friends who set out on the trip of a lifetime around the world. Their journey, documented every step of the way, soon takes a dark and unexpected turn after an encounter with a beautiful woman in Paris leaves one of them mysteriously afflicted.

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    This terrifying horror thriller follows two best friends who set out on the trip of a lifetime around the world. Their journey, documented every step of the way, soon takes a dark and unexpected turn after an encounter with a beautiful woman in Paris leaves one of them mysteriously afflicted. Winner: Best Picture (Horror), Best Screenplay (Horror), Best Director (Horror) at Fantastic Fest, and recipient of awards of recognition from the Toronto International Film Festival and the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival. AFFLICTED is one of the most suspenseful and original action horror debuts in a generation.



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    New The Quiet Ones Image Has Some Red on It

    Dread Central - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:20

    More eye candy is here for Hammer's upcoming spooker The Quiet Ones, and it's wonderfully bloody. Check it out, and then take yer asses to theatres this Friday and see it!

    The Quiet Ones is written and directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2) and stars Jared Harris ("Mad Men," The Ward), Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Erin Richards ("Breaking In," "Being Human"), Olivia Cooke ("The Secret of Crickley Hall," "The Fuse"), and West End theatre actor Rory Fleck-Byrne.

    It's produced by James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through the Gift Shop), Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust, and Simon Oakes along with Steven Chester Prince and Ben Holden in association with The Traveling Picture Show Company (TPSC).

    Look for The Quiet Ones in US theatres on April 25, 2014, from Lionsgate.

    Synopsis:
    The Quiet Ones (inspired by true events) tells the story of an unorthodox professor who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist. Based on the theory that paranormal activity is caused by human negative energy, the rogue scientists perform a series of tests on a young patient, pushing her to the edge of sanity. As frightening occurrences begin to take place with shocking and gruesome consequences, the group quickly realizes they have triggered a force more terrifying than they ever could have imagined.

    For more info be sure to "like" The Quiet Ones on Facebook.







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    [Tribeca '14 Review] Glossy ‘Extraterrestrial’ Is Frightless

    bloody disgusting - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:16
    Can we officially close the door on alien-themed horror movies?

    After collaborating on a pair of found-footage films (Grave Encounters and its sequel), filmmakers “The Vicious Brothers” are out to prove they’re more than just a one trick pony. With Extraterrestrial, the duo turn in the pixelated supernatural fare for a glossy alien horror film that’s shot like it wishes it were Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

    The Vicious Brothers’ hearts are in the right place with Extraterrestrial, but they end up focusing too much on emulating classics – such as Close Encounters, Fire In the Sky, Alien and Aliens – rather than doing something new and original. The result is a trite piece of sci-fi cinema that succeeds only in showcasing the duo’s actually quite impressive technical chops.

    The story follows a group of annoying teens (of course) gearing up to party at a cabin in the woods. A UFO crashes nearby (this is a really cool looking sequence), causing the group to investigate. After finding the crashed craft, they return to the cabin only to discover they’re being watched by one of the alien survivors. The teens decide to murder it, which motivates the beings’ to get revenge. Even though the drive is insanely clear, The Vicious Brothers feel the need to introduce obnoxious character after obnoxious character in order to overexplain the aliens’ motives to those who might not understand. There’s nothing that takes me out of a movie more than when the filmmakers “dumb it down” for the audience.

    Thankfully, Extraterrestrial carries a serious tone and is finally a shift from found-footage. Unfortunately, its attempt to be scary fails because it never plays with the psyches of its characters. Nobody in the movie’s world believes these kids, yet the viewer knows immediately that the aliens are real, which kills… no… destroys any suspense. Instead, we’re forced to endure a plethora of fake jump scares.

    This begs the question, once again, why aren’t alien horror films scary? Is it because we don’t believe it, or maybe because mass media has over saturated us with what they believe an alien “looks” like? What I’m saying is that, because we’re so familiar with the media’s visualization of aliens, they just aren’t scary anymore. (A perfect example is Freddy’s Dead, a film that literally and figuratively kills the fear of Freddy Krueger.) So, with Extraterrestrial, The Vicious Brothers chose to use “tall grey” aliens, you know, the ones with big, black eyes. They are crazy cool looking (some of the effects work is astounding), but it’s such a familiar look that it’s just not scary. At all.

    (Spoilers follow.) Once the filmmakers enter the UFO, that’s when the homage train starts rolling. The ending is heavily inspired by Aliens and Fire in the Sky but, as stated before, doesn’t do anything new. There’s creepy imagery ranging from black slime to hybrid alien-humans, but none of it has any impact, especially since the footage gets all blurry for artistic effect. This is when I started it get angry.

    And then IT happened. For whatever reason, the filmmakers thought it made sense to have highly intelligent beings give a character an anal probe, with a drill, that kills him. It infuriated me because it destroyed as sense of believability they had built around the aliens, and turned them into cartoonish “South Park” aliens (end spoilers).

    And then, this. Extraterrestrial carries one of the most self-indulgent, trite and awful epilogues I’ve seen in years. Keeping it spoiler free, it refuses to end until everything is packaged up perfectly with a pretty bow on top.

    Even though the movie left me in a bad terrible mood, it’s impossible to ignore the insanely impressive scope, and the fact that The Vicious Brothers have serious talent lurking within their horror-fueled minds. If they could find stronger writers to work with, and stop trying to copy classic films of the past, I think these two could eventually surprise us with something remarkable. As for Extraterrestrial, the only thing alien about it was its ability to further the alien sub-genre, which as far as I’m concerned, is dead.

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