Milla Jovovich Pregnant; Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Delayed

Dread Central - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:27

Breaking news is coming in from Milla Jovovich herself regarding the tentatively titled Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. The film has been delayed, but it's for one of the best possible reasons! Read on!

According to Jovovich on Facebook:

"Happy Monday everyone! This was originally going to be a post to tell you how excited I am about flying to Cape Town, South Africa to begin working on Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. But… My husband Paul and I just discovered that we are expecting another baby!!!

So after a lot of discussion, we thought it would be in everyone’s best interest to wait till the baby is born before we set out to try and tackle an RE movie. Between the stunt work and what will become my ever-expanding belly, we didn’t think pregnancy and zombie killing are the best combo! Lol! I imagine the only thing I’ll be killing in the near future is an endless supply of cupcakes. Yikes!

In all seriousness though, we want to make the best movie possible and that would be extremely difficult, to say the least, in my present condition. I would like to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who has been working so hard on the movie in South Africa already and we are so looking forward to working with you all next summer. And when we arrive, it will hopefully be with the newest member of our little family! YAY!

Before I go, i want to also send one more HUGE thank you out to all my amazing fans who have been so patient waiting for the next installment of the RE franchise! YOU ROCK! Thanks so much for understanding everyone! All the best!"

Whatever it's called, Resident Evil 6 will be written and directed by Anderson, and Milla Jovovich will be returning as Alice. It could potentially be the final film in the franchise, which Anderson plans on neatly wrapping up.

More as we learn it!

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Horror Community: Cancer Survivor BJ Colangelo Needs Your Help

Dread Central - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:14

It doesn't matter which horror site is your favorite. The horror community is small, and we're all in the same boat despite any differences. The thing is, we writers? We have no union. No one to take care of us. We all do this mainly for passion as I can tell you none of us is getting rich.

That's why we implore you guys to take a moment and visit horror writer BJ Colangelo's personal blog. BJ contributes to the Day of the Woman website, which is dedicated to offering a female slant on the genre. To say she's an important voice in our community is kind of an understatement.

Recently BJ went through the hell of dealing with an especially violent bout of pancreatic cancer, and though she's managed to thankfully pull through, she's now suffering from the stress caused by some truly crushing medical bills.

In a world where people donate whatever money they can to kickstart movies, games, etc., we can only hope that some of you, if you can, will give a little back to someone who really needs it. As stated, in this community each other is all that we have. Click the above link, read her words, and if you can, click the donate button. Or, if you'd rather go through Paypal, you can do so by emailing your donation directly to brittnahjade@gmail.com. Any amount will help.

Thank you guys so much for even just reading. I now return you to our regularly scheduled ranting and thinly veiled dick jokes.

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Marvel Moves George A Romero’s “Empire of the Dead” Into Act Two!

bloody disgusting - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:31

As I sit here having the Day of the Dead soundtrack wash over me I can’t help but reflect back on the profound impact George A Romero has had on me. His movies were foundational to my love of horror, and he really captured an entire generation of people with his social commentary hidden within flesh eating undead maniacs. His work is quite something to behold, and now his partnership with Marvel has the master of the undead penning a new series “Empire of the Dead: Act Two #1″ 

That’s right. “Empire of the Dead” has already concluded a whole amazing act that is already available at your local comic store. A review of the first volume will be coming from yours truly within the next few days, along with an interview with George himself, but for now, feast your eyes on an early preview of issue one of the second act. It looks to be a delicious blend of vampirism, zombies, and social commentary. Those of you pained by The Strain need not look any further for the vampire fix you so badly crave.

We’re partnering with Marvel to make sure you get every bit of this comic before everyone else. So stay tuned, this is going to be awesome.

 

From Marvel:

This September, Zombie Godfather George Romero’s undead epic begins anew in EMPIRE OF THE DEAD: ACT TWO #1! Written by the horror master himself along with acclaimed artist Dalibor Talajic, prepare for an undead onslaught as zombies and vampires wage war on the walled in streets of New York City! Undead forces are laying waste to the last surviving humans of New York City – but now outside forces seek entry to the once safe haven. An invading militia seeks to take over the Big Apple. The current residents both alive and dead might have something to say about that! 

“They all want what they want, whether it’s right or wrong,” says George Romero of the warring factions in an interview with Marvel.com “So I don’t think you’re going to see a lot of blinking. There’s too much at stake for anyone to give up. Power. Greed. Co-existence. Survival. It’s going to be a fight to the finish.”

“Act Two opens just a short time after the conclusion of Act One, but in that time all of our major players are advancing their interests,” editor Bill Rosemann explained to Marvel.com. “Zombie wrangler Paul Barnum has added fresh performers to his Circus Maximus, the zombies fighting there may be much more capable than even he imagined, Mayor Chandrake continues his seduction of medical scientist Penny Jones, Penny uncovers chilling discoveries about the dual threat to Manhattan’s civilians, the Mayor’s nephew Billy is making his own play for power, and the militia that we saw on the last page of our last issue make a huge discovery that will have everyone watching the skies.                                                                              

What’s worse, the roaming flesh-eaters seem to be growing smarter each day! The ruling class of blood-sucking vampires can barely keep their grip on power as they struggle to battle back the hordes of zombies. As the Southern army begins to pillage the greatest city in the world one thing remains clear – when the zombies, vampires and humans go to war, we all lose. Don’t miss the brand new jumping on point as horror master George Romero continues his zombie epic when EMPIRE OF THE DEAD: ACT TWO #1 hits comic shops this September!  

GEORGE ROMERO EMPIRE OF THE DEAD: ACT TWO 1 (JUL140677)

Written by GEORGE ROMERO

Art by DALIBOR TALAJIC

Cover by ALEXANDER LOZANO
Variant Cover by MIKE MCKONE (JUL140678)

FOC – 8/18/14, On-Sale – 9/10/14

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FullMoonStreaming.com to Bring the Clownish Insanity Back with Killjoy's Psycho Circus

Dread Central - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:27

After the success of their recent web series Trophy Heads, Full Moon Entertainment has decided to fire up another... and this time they're resurrecting one of their most beloved characters to do so. Be prepared for Killjoy's Psycho Circus.

Bringing back the director of the past two Killjoy films, John Lechago, as well as stars Trent Haaga and Victoria DeMare, and adding on Al Burke and Tai Chan Ngo, Killjoy's Psycho Circus promises to be more of the crazy insanity that made audiences fall in love with the clown and his merry troop in the past.

As with Trophy Heads, Killjoy's Psycho Circus will be released in several segments to allow Charles Band and the rest of the Full Moon production team a chance to present the film in a cliffhanger-type series. Then, after the initial web series has run its course, the film will eventually be released in its entirety.

All of this will be going on at FullMoonStreaming.com, where viewers can find thousands of hours of entertainment not available at Netflix or Redbox.

Now here's where you come in. The filmmakers are looking to bring you the best Killjoy experience possible, so to do that they've opened up a Killjoy's Psycho Circus Kickstarter campaign to help fund just a portion of the movie. They'll be footing most of the bill themselves, but every little bit donated will help make this movie even better. And they've got some killer swag to give away as incentives for donations. Check it out!

Even cooler?

Full Moon knows streaming is the future, but DVD is still the present! So they're adding a new tier for the direct-to-video faithful. You'll get Killjoy's Psycho Circus on DVD after the series has premiered via streaming, with all five episodes compiled into a single feature film. Everyone that has already pledged gets the DVD. And anyone that pledges more than $15 gets it, too, because the tiers are cumulative!”

Killjoy's Psycho Circus Synopsis
Killjoy, the demon of vengeance, trickster god, and killer clown, has finally made it to Earth! Along with his gruesome crew of Freakshow, Punchy, and the sexy/psychotic Batty Boop, Killjoy is free to terrorize mortals in new and excruciating ways. But two years down the road Killjoy discovers that life on Earth is a drag, filled with inconveniences such as eating, breathing, taxes, and immigration issues. His crew has left for other jobs, and Batty Boop has gone her own way after a bitter lover’s quarrel. Not to mention that Killjoy is now semi-mortal!

Meanwhile, back in Hell, Beelzebub is on trial for letting Killjoy escape. The only way that Beelzebub can redeem himself is to trap Killjoy’s spirit and bring it back in a box. For this mission he is granted a monumental spaceship capable of destroying entire cities!

Killjoy has finally settled in, starring in his own web series called Psycho Circus, as well as running a movie and merchandise company with the notorious Hambo the Ranch Hand. The challenges of being a producer are nothing compared to the challenges of staying alive after Beelzebub’s assassins appear to kill the demon clown and capture his spirit. Killjoy will have to find a way to reunite his gang of clowns in order to defeat Beelzebub and his minions!

It all comes together in an epic battle in Killjoy's Psycho Circus!

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Donate and Help One of the Bloody-Disgusting Family

bloody disgusting - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:27

In the world of horror, there are a few voices that aim to take the genre and prove that it’s more than just blood and guts. They strive to show how important, powerful, and worthy the genre is and why it should be recognized for its intelligence, its strength, and its creativity.

One of these voices is BJ Colangelo, who is the owner and voice behind Day Of The Woman, a blog dedicated to studying and honoring the role of women in horror. In a male-dominated industry, BJ’s voice proves time and time again that women are just as strong and capable as the villains they face, the men they suffer, and the scenarios they endure.

But that’s all film, a series of scenes and vignettes that we watch for our amusement. Unfortunately, BJ was hit with horror in real life in the form of pancreatic cancer, a devastating illness that leaves few survivors. But just like the characters she writes about, BJ defeated her villain. Still, no battle leaves the hero without their fair share of scars.

On top of going through horrible procedures and surgeries, including the removal of a tennis ball sized tumor, her spleen, 22 lymph nodes, and 40% of her pancreas, that have left her far less able to work, BJ now faces the crushing weight of medical bills. And that’s what brings us here right now.

You see, BJ used to be a Bloody-Disgusting writer. She’s still heavily embroiled in the horror world. She’s family. She’s one of us. And she needs our help. She has written a post on her own Tumblr but we at BD want to spread the word. We want to do what we can to help her out. And that’s why we’re bringing this to your attention.

If you can donate anything, and any little bit helps, you can help BJ by sending any donations to brittnahjade@gmail.com via Paypal.

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Raze Hits Home With a Thunderous Punch

Dread Central - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:20

Here's the thing... if you missed Raze (review) in theatres, VOD, or DVD, then you seriously missed one of the most ass-kickin' films of the year. So listen up! The flick is hitting cable! Now you have no excuse!

From the Press Release
Directed by award-winning Josh C. Waller, the highly anticipated IFC action-horror film Raze from Cinipix and QUINCY Pictures begins airing on the SHOWTIME Network at 12 midnight TONIGHT.

Raze follows a mysteriously abducted Sabrina (Zoë Bell; Inglourious Basterds), who finds herself in an underground lair led by Joseph (Doug Jones; Hellboy) and Elizabeth (Sherilyn Fenn; "Twin Peaks"), forced to do battle with other innocents for the amusement of unseen spectators. Each of these reluctant warriors has something to lose, but only one will remain when the game is done.

The action-packed horror film also stars Rachel Nichols ("Continuum"), Tracie Thoms (Looper), Bailey Borders (The Change-Up), Rebecca Marshall (Saw 3D: The Final Chapter), Adrienne Wilkinson (Reflections), and Allene Quincy (My 2 Black Girlfriends) as an eclectic group of abducted women who fight each other to the death with their bare hands.

“In every sense of the word Zoë Bell crushes it in Raze.” – Director, Quentin Tarantino.

“Raze raises hell, bashes in skulls, and showing no mercy, Raze is the ultimate midnight movie.” – Chase Whale, ChaseWhale.com

Raze will air on the SHOWTIME Network starting at 12:00 midnight, Tuesday, August 19th, through to September 12th.

For more info check out the official Raze website, and "like" Raze on Facebook.

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‘Shaun of the Dead’ Returns This Halloween!

bloody disgusting - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:09

Even though the long-promised Shaun of the Dead sequel appears to be deader than the zombies in the film, the characters of both Shaun and Ed are going to return in an upcoming Halloween special!

Simon Pegg revealed on Twitter that he and Nick Frost will once again play their Shaun characters in “Phineas and Ferb’s” upcoming Halloween special.

“Phineas and Ferb” is a Disney Channel animated comedy about two stepbrothers who find inventive things to do on each day of their summer vacation such as building a roller coaster out of materials you would find in your everyday home like Popsicle sticks, indoor plumbing, etc. Unbeknownst to them, their pet platypus, Perry, leads a double life as a secret agent.

Here’s news, @nickjfrost and myself will be once again stepping into Shaun and Ed’s shoes for the #PhineasAndFerb Halloween special. W00t!!

— Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) August 18, 2014

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‘A Monster Calls’ On Sigourney Weaver!

bloody disgusting - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 17:46

Aliens and Ghostbusters fav Sigourney Weaver has joined Felicity Jones and Liam Neeson in A Monster Calls, the feature adaptation of Patrick Ness’ award-winning children’s fantasy novel, writes Heat Vision.

Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible) is directing the movie for Focus Features, River Road Entertainment, Participant Media and Lionsgate International.

“A Monster Calls is about a young boy who attempts to deal with bullying at the hands of his classmates, and his mother’s terminal illness, by escaping into a fantastical world through the guidance of a tree monster.

Jones is on board as the mother, while Neeson is playing the titular monster.

A Monster Calls will hit theaters in North America on Oct. 14, 2016.

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Sony Dates ‘Grace: The Possession’ For Home Video

bloody disgusting - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 17:38

Just in time for Halloween, a producer of Sinister and executive producer of Insidious brings a new twist to the classic horror story when Grace: The Possession debuts on DVD and Digital HD October 28th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Alexia Fast (Jack Reacher) plays the title role of Grace, an 18-year-old Catholic girl who moves away to college, never having sipped alcohol, done drugs, or had sex. But something dark comes over her, and her purity is taken as she becomes possessed by demonic forces. The film offers audiences a unique first-person perspective of the possessed like never seen before.

The cast also features Lin Shaye (Insidious), Alan Dale (“Lost”), Alexis Knapp (Pitch Perfect), and Joel David Moore (Avatar).

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Why Was ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ Just Delayed?

bloody disgusting - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 17:30

Sony Screen Gems’ Resident Evil: The Final Chapter was secretly about to go into pre-production, apparently.

Milla Jovovich, who stars as Alice in all five Resident Evil films, popped up on Facebook revealing that she was just about to head to South Africa to begin work on the sixth and final film. The delay? Her and writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson are expecting a second child.

Happy Monday everyone!

This was originally going to be a post to tell you how excited I am about flying to Cape Town, South Africa to begin working on Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.

But… My husband Paul and I just discovered that we are expecting another baby!!!]

So after a lot of discussion, we thought it would be in everyone’s best interest to wait till the baby is born before we set out to try and tackle an RE movie. Between the stunt work and what will become my ever-expanding belly, we didn’t think pregnancy and zombie killing are the best combo! Lol! I imagine the only thing I’ll be killing in the near future is an endless supply of cupcakes. Yikes…
In all seriousness though, we want to make the best movie possible and that would be extremely difficult, to say the least, in my present condition.

I would like to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who has been working so hard on the movie in South Africa already and we are so looking forward to working with you all next summer. And when we arrive, it will hopefully be with the newest member of our little family! YAY!

Before I go, i want to also send one more HUGE thank you out to all my amazing fans who have been so patient waiting for the next installment of the RE franchise! YOU ROCK!
Thanks so much for understanding everyone! All the best! -m

It’s a bummer that production is delayed, but at least we know that Screen Gems is ready to move forward on a new Resident Evil. The bad news is that we’re going to have to wait at least 6-7 months before talk of production resumes. In fact, it could change some of the cast, which is rumored to include Wentworth Miller, Sienna Guillory, Bingbing Li, Spencer Locke, Shawn Roberts and Johann Urb.

In it, “Alice, Jill, Claire, Chris, Leon, Ada, and Wesker rush to The Hive, where The Red Queen plots total destruction over the human race.

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Extended Version of The Shining Takes an Axe to UK's Film4 FrightFest

Dread Central - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 17:08

When The Shining originally hit theaters back in 1980, it ran two minutes longer than the version we're all familiar with, including a hospital scene that Kubrick cut out a week into the film's theatrical run. Now that scene is being put back into the film for a special screening...

...which is, needless to say, a must-attend for all of you UK fans. Read on!

This year's Film4 FrightFest kicks off in London on August 21st, and we've just learned that the extended cut of The Shining will screen on Sunday night, August 24th. The 146-minute version includes a scene at the end of Wendy Torrance in a hospital bed, being told by Mr. Ullman that Jack's body couldn't be found. The screening will mark the first time the deleted scene has been publicly shown since the movie's original theatrical release.

It's interesting to note that Kubrick's horror masterpiece was heavily cut for all past UK releases, typically running a whopping 25 minutes shorter than even the standard US version. We hope this makes up for that, UK fiends!

Head over to the Film4 FrightFest website to purchase tickets to the screening, which again takes place on August 24th, beginning at 6:10 pm. Producer Jan Harlan will be in attendance for a special Q&A session, which is the cherry on top of this tasty treat.

Regularly topping critical lists as a masterpiece of modern horror, Stanley Kubrick’s carefully nurtured ghost story based on the bestseller by Stephen King focuses on the primal fear of murderous family breakdown.

Failed schoolteacher and would-be writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson in an iconic turn) is offered the winter caretaker job at the luxurious Overlook Hotel in the Colorado Mountains. Seeing it as an opportunity to work on his novel in an isolated environment, he moves into the snow-bound edifice with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and son, Danny (Danny Lloyd). But his son has a special mental power – ‘the shining’ – to see things that no one else can and has visions of the previous murders and premonitions of his father’s homicidal tendencies in this scary and resonant classic.

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Son of Frankenstein and Retro-Style NES Jason Voorhees Want Spots on Your Toy Shelf

Dread Central - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 17:04

There's never been a better time than the present to be a horror fan who collects toys, and that's largely thanks to the companies NECA and Mezco. Speaking of which, both companies have just unveiled exciting new offerings so read on to check 'em out!

First up, Figures.com reports that NECA has given its mega-popular 8-bit NES Jason figure a retro makeover, mashing together the video game and the company's MEGO-inspired lines.

A follow-up to their 2013 San Diego Comic-Con exclusive, this version of NES Jason is wearing real fabric clothing and is exclusively available at Toys R Us stores beginning this week. The figure features a removable hockey mask and three weapons: axe, machete, and spear-gun.

As for Mezco, their newest release is a limited edition Son of Frankenstein action figure based on the 1939 sequel. A variation of the previously released figure of Frankenstein's Monster, the 9″ toy boasts ten points of articulation and is covered with scars from his assembly. The monster wears a genuine simulated fur tunic with cloth sleeves, and he stands atop his signature boots, towering over other figures.

Only 500 of the toys will be available worldwide, selling exclusively at the New York Comic Con, which runs October 9th through the 12th. They'll of course be found at Mezco's booth (#1855).

A very limited number will also go up for grabs on Mezco's website on August 22nd so be sure to bookmark the page and check back this coming Friday!

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Artist Elsa Rhae Brings Saw's Billy the Puppet to Life

Dread Central - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:53

While we all wait patiently to see what moves Lionsgate makes with the Saw franchise, artist Elsa Rhae has done one frighteningly fun job of recreating the films' centerpiece character, Billy the Puppet, and bringing him to life! Check it out! It's so worth your time.

Lionsgate is currently actively developing an eighth Saw film based on the franchise created by James Wan and Leigh Whannell. They are looking to get back to their torturous ways and seeking a new direction for the franchise that took over Halloween for nearly a decade.

There appears to be no rush on Lionsgate’s part, however, as they’re seeking the perfect take to move forward. There were rumblings of a remake while many insiders say that they want to continue with Saw 8.

In the interim, if you need to play catch-up, there's also the Saw box set coming out September 23rd, which is insanely cheap for all seven flims. Order that below from the EvilShop.

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5 Favorite Creature Features of ‘Septic Man’ Director Jesse Thomas Cook!

bloody disgusting - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:50

Starz Digital Media’s award-winning horror film Septic Man is now available On Demand, digital download and in limited theaters, with the DVD hitting shelves tomorrow.

Bloody Disgusting caught up with director Jesse Thomas Cook who took some some out of his “shitty” weekend to pick 5 of his favorite creature features!

Bad Milo dir. Jacob Vaughan

“We’d be keen to develop a Bad Milo vs. Septic Man crossover. I watched this film recently and it blew my mind. A man with muddy guts gives birth to a shit monster, the cute and cuddly Milo. Great cast and execution on a totally insane premise for a film.”


Freaked dir. Alex Winter & Tom Stern

“This insane black comedy circus freakshow was my favourite movie in my teenage years, before Braveheart narrowly edged it out. An absolutely stunning ensemble cast of Brooke Shields, Randy Quaid, Mr. T, Bobcat Goldthwait, William Sadler, John Hawkes and Alex Winter himself in the lead role.This bizarre and absurd mutant creature feature was initially shelved by its studio but thankfully was recently re-released on DVD by Anchor Bay.”


Basket Case dir. Frank Henenlotter

“Frank Henenlotter’s low-budget triumph, about a man who carries his deformed Siamese twin around in a basket, had a profound effect on me. I had this film on a fuzzy VHS tape, like it was recorded from HBO or something. This film, along with House Part 2 and Friday the 13th Part 6 were all on the same tape. The twisted special effects and rugged 16mm look of this film gives me nightmares to this day.”


Society dir. Brian Yuzna

“Frequent Stuart Gordon collaborator Yuzna’s directorial debut is this bizarre orgy of a film, just search on YouTube for the Butt Face/Head Scene and thank me later. This completely deranged allegory of class warfare is a must-see for hardcore fans of underground creature features.”


The Fly dir. David Cronenberg

“A huge inspiration for the SPX in Septic Man, Cronenberg’s seminal body horror masterpiece is a ground-breaking creature feature, which launched Jeff Goldblum into the greatest actor of our time. The transformation into Brundle Fly is simply jaw-dropping. On a side note, 10 years after this film was made, I had the great fortune of appearing in the Fly co-star Geena Davis’s blockbuster The Long Kiss Goodnight, filmed in my tiny hometown by Renny Harlin. She had ditched Goldblum by then. It was my first experience in the film industry, standing on the cold streets as an extra for a Christmas parade scene.”


About SEPTIC MAN:

From the creators of Monster Brawl, Exit Humanity, and 2014’s Hellmouth and Ejecta, Septic Man dazzled audiences at the 2013 Fantastic Fest where its star Jason David Brown (Exit Humanity) won “Best Actor” in a horror feature. The film also garnered a prize at Toronto After Dark 2013.

“Septic Man follows Jack, a sewage worker who is determined to uncover the cause of the town’s water contamination crisis. During his investigation, he becomes trapped underground in a septic tank and undergoes a hideous transformation. He must team up with a docile Giant and confront a murdering madman in order to escape.

Septic Man was directed by Jesse Thomas Cook (Monster Brawl) and written by Tony Burgess (PontyPool). It co-stars Molly Dunsworth (Bunker 6, Hobo with a Shotgun) and Robert Maillet (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones).

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The Devil's Advocate Comes to the Small Screen

Dread Central - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:44

Continuing the fine tradition of TV shows becoming the new remake/prequel/sequel/premake/etc., a new version is on its way of the 1997 flick The Devil's Advocate, which starred Al Pacino chewing more scenery than any one person should be allowed to. Still... he was magic and far from an "ABSENTEE LANDLORD!!!!"

According to Deadline, producers John Wells and Arnold Kopelson are bringing "The Devil’s Advocate" to television as a potential series. The legal drama with a supernatural twist, from Warner Bros. TV, has landed at NBC with a pilot commitment.

Written by Matt Venne (Bag of Bones, The Exorcism of Molly Harley), the series centers on a public defender who joins a law firm that is run by the Devil himself. In the film version the young lawyer was played by Keanu Reeves with Pacino playing his boss and Charlize Theron co-starring. The film, based on Andrew Neiderman’s novel of the same name, was directed by Taylor Hackford. It grossed $153 million dollars on a $57 million budget.

"The Devil’s Advocate" series is produced by WBTV and studio-based John Wells Prods. with Wells, Kopelson, and Andrew Stearn executive producing and Venne serving as a co-executive producer.

More as it comes!

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Rumor Mill Begins for Universal/Imagine's The Vampire Chronicles Films; Josh Boone in Talks to Direct?

Dread Central - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:40

Well, that didn't take long. Less than two weeks after Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment acquired the rights to adapt author Anne Rice's entire The Vampire Chronicles series, a director is apparently in early talks for the first film.

Per The Wrap (who did post a disclaimer that Imagine told them the news is "completely untrue" but nonetheless stands by its story), The Fault in Our Stars' Josh Boone is the individual in question, and he's being eyed to both write and direct.

The new film won't be a remake of Interview with the Vampire but instead is expected to draw from the second and third books in Rice's series - The Vampire Lestat and The Queen of the Damned - and will likely be faithful to the source material. Hallelujah!

Boone is currently prepping his three-hour adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Stand for Warner Bros. and CBS Films. Casting on that should begin soon with his take on Lestat expected to follow The Stand.

When Universal Pictures acquired the rights to the Chronicles, they set Imagine Entertainment's Brian Grazer to produce along with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Imagine Entertainment president Erica Huggins will oversee the project on behalf of the company while Bobby Cohen will executive produce. They will have access to the entire body of existing and future The Vampire Chronicles novels, including Christopher Rice's (Anne's son) adapted screenplay for The Tale of the Body Thief and her upcoming Prince Lestat, releasing in October.

Look for lots more soon!

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Win A Copy Of ‘All Cheerleaders Die!’ On DVD Plus The Soundtrack On Vinyl! (Contest)

bloody disgusting - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:00

Bloody-Disgusting has got our hands on a DVD copy of All Cheerleaders Die! as well as a copy of the soundtrack on vinyl that we want to give away to one of you lucky (no pun intended) readers!

Directed by Lucky McKee (The Woman, May), the film follows a, “…rebel girl [who] signs up a group of cheerleaders to help her take down the captain of their high school football team, but a supernatural turn of events thrusts the girls into a different battle.

The movie is available to order now digitally via iTunes and "" target="blank">Amazon as well as physically via Best Buy and Target.

The soundtrack, which features original tracks from composer Mads Heldtberg, is out now digitally and the vinyl will be coming out October 7th. Both can be pre-ordered through Amazon.

Head below to find out how you can get your hands on this DVD/vinyl combo!

All Cheerleaders Die! soundtrack track list:
1. Blackfoot Bloodhounds, Bitches – Brooke Butler
2. Medication – All Day
3. Boys Be Dogs, Girls Be Bitches – Felisha Cooper
4. Teasin’ Ass Bitch – A Giant Dog
5. Crazy Wicca Bulls**t – Sianoa Smit-McPhee & Caitlin Stasey
6. Look Out Young Son – Grand Ole Party
7. F***ing Magic Dude – Eli Vargas & Cody Saintgnue
8. Sucka For My Suga – Dueling £ugers
9. Queef & Run – Tom Williamson & Chris Petrovski
10. Let It Go – Matt K Shrugg
11. Mr. Tiny Pee Pee – Brooke Butler
12. Crushed – IconAclass
13. Going To PE – Caitlin Stasey & Sianoa Smit-McPhee
14. Workout Theme 1 – Mads Heldtberg
15. Balls Deep – Tom Williamson
16. Selena – Shay Astar
17. Exactlies – Sianoa Smit-McPhee
18. Workout Theme 2 – Mads Heldtberg
19. It’s Cold – Leigh Parker
20. Saturday Night – John Wesley Coleman III
21. Credit Card – Chris Petrovski & Jordan Wilson
22. Gangsta Cheer – Mads Heldtberg
23. Shave My Ballsack – Eli Vargas
24. Lil Manny B – Mini Death
25. Sweet Sweet Freezer – Leigh Parker & Jordan Wilson
26. F**k Yeah – Sean Spillane
27. She’s Got Me Boss – Chris Petrovski
28. The Grand – A Giant Dog
29. Kinda New To Me – Brooke Butler & Caitlin Stasey
30. Cheerleader Love – Mads Heldtberg
31. I Am A Witch – Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Caitlin Stasey & Reanin Johannink
32. Take A Bite Of My Heart – Sianoa
33. How’s Your Hand? – Caitlin Stasey
34. Ghostcest – A Giant Dog
35. Leena! – Felisha Cooper

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[Review] ‘Varsity Blood’ Is Just Another 80′s Slasher Homage

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Directed by Jake Helgren, who wrote 2012′s Bloody Homecoming, Varsity Blood is another drop in the pool of ’80s slasher homages that the DTV horror market is inundated with. While the film has its moments, overall it’s a frustrating, tedious experience that viewers will most likely dismiss shortly after watching it.

Released on the heels of the wickedly original All Cheerleaders Die, Varsity Blood follows a much more worn narrative path where a group of knucklehead jocks and their cheerleader counterparts are slaughtered by a masked villain. There’s not much originality here, but Helgren does balance the stereotypical characters with nicely sympathetic ones and others who break the mold. One of the main jocks, for example, is actually not a caricature and kind of a nice guy. That being said, the other jocks are beer-guzzling, tail-chasing nimrods that I couldn’t have cared less about.

The film is set on Halloween, always a good sign in my book. The holiday amounts to nothing but set dressing though. Nothing that occurs in the movie, besides a small bit of trick or treating, has anything to do with Halloween. Bloody Homecoming star Lexi Giovagnoli returns as Hannah, the new girl in school who recently transferred after her father was killed by a drunk driver. Her new stepbrother also saw tragedy at the hand’s of a drunk who killed his girlfriend. What does all this backstory amount to? Well, not much. It all gets scrapped later on for silly twists and the infuriating motivation of the killer.

Hannah meets her fellow cheerleaders at an abandoned farmhouse on Halloween night for some “end of the school year partying.” What school district ends its year on Halloween? Were these kids in school all summer? Anyways, the dialogue between Hannah and her friends is pretty fun and even clever at times. One cheerleader refers to her “cheergina” and another tells a trick or treater that costumes are for ” preadolescents and perverts, princess.” It’s the type of dialogue reminiscent of Heathers and Mean Girls, the kinda stuff I love in a high school movie.

Aside from that, there’s not much else to enjoy in Varsity Blood. The killer’s mask is pretty cool (it’s their high school mascot, a tribal mask), though any mystique surrounding him is shattered by the reveal of his identity. His motivation is so painfully stupid I thought it was a red herring at first. Once the kids arrive at the farmhouse, the film is terribly underlit, so even anticipated moments of gore are nearly impossible to make out. In a movie like this, populated with mostly negative characters, the kills are what you look forward to. Varsity Blood takes that away from its audiences. Bummer.

Varsity Blood has some good dialogue and some fun scenes, but overall it’s a lazy, unoriginal film. Save yourself the time and watch All Cheerleaders Die instead. Helgren obviously knows his stuff, but is it just enough to be an homage to ’80s slashers without bringing anything new to to the table? Of course not.

Varsity Blood is available on DVD August 19, if you hate yourself enough to watch it.

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[Screamfest '14] Announces ‘Suburban Gothic,’ ‘See No Evil 2′ and More

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Screamfest, from the festival that brought you such films as Trick ‘r Treat, Paranormal Activity, The Human Centipede and American Mary, announces the first films of the 2014 festival. While many of these films have already played at other festivals, this will be the first time Los Angeles audiences will have the chance to see them!

Screamfest kicks off its 14th annual event in Los Angeles on October 14 through October 23 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres (6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028).

· The Creep Behind The Camera (US) – Directed by Pete Schuermann. The Creep Behind the Camera was an actual filmmaker named Vic Savage; a real scumbag whose only real skill was in his uncanny ability to convince the residents of 1960 Glendale, California that he was making the biggest, the BEST monster movie ever made! The true story of Vic Savage, aka Art Nelson and the making of his monster opus The Creeping Terror (1964) is told in the narrative dark-comedy The Creep Behind the Camera. A hilarious and wholly disturbing look at human nature and delusional demagoguery, The Creep Behind the Camera is a roller coaster ride that takes a nostalgic but cautionary look at the era of drive-in cinema at its very worst. Los Angeles Premiere

· The House At The End Of Time (Venezuela) – Directed by Alejandro Hidalgo. A mother imprisoned for 30 years for murdering her husband is released on compassion, but when she returns to her family home the supernatural events that led to the crime return to haunt her and reveal a sinister secret about the building in which she lives. US Premiere

· I Survived A Zombie Holocaust (NZ) – Directed by Guy Pigden. The crew of the New Zealand low budget Zombie film “Tonight They Come!” are filming in the middle of nowhere. The troubled shoot goes from bad to worse when key cast and crew are struck down by a mystery illness. The replacement runner, WESLEY PENNINGTON arrives on set fresh out of film school and bubbling with enthusiasm just in time for the mystery illness to start turning zombie extras into REAL, shuffling, un-dead Zombies. Los Angeles Premiere

· Julia (US) –Directed by Matthew A. Brown. A neo-noir revenge thriller centering on Julia Shames (Ashley C. Williams – The Human Centipede), who after suffering a brutal trauma, falls prey to an unorthodox form of therapy to restore herself. US Premiere

· Parlor (US) – Directed by Devon Downs & Kenny Gage. The film follows six young college hopefuls vacationing and partying in Eastern Europe who get more than they bargained for when they unwittingly get caught up in a maniacal tattoo artist’s fiendish side business. Shot entirely in Vilnius, Lithuania starring Robert Lasardo (Nip/Tuck, Death Race, Human Centipede III) World Premiere

· Refuge (US) –Directed by Andrew Robertson. This apocalyptic genre thriller is set in the American south about a family struggling to survive in the wake of a catastrophic plague. Los Angeles Premiere

· See No Evil 2 (US) – Directed by Jen & Sylvia Soska. Starring WWE’s Glenn “KANE” Jacobs, Danielle Harris and Katharine Isabelle (American Mary). A group of friends pays a late-night visit to the city morgue to surprise Amy (Harris) on her birthday. But the surprise is on them when the one-eyed corpse of brutal psychopath Jacob Goodnight (Jacobs) unexpectedly rises from a cold sub-basement slab. Their wild party quickly turns into a terrifying slay-fest as the sadistic mass-murderer resumes his savage rampage complete with hooks, surgical knives and power saws. World Premiere

· Suburban Gothic (US) – Directed by Richard Bates, Jr. Starring Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds), Kat Dennings (Two Broke Girls), Ray Wise (Twin Peaks) Raymond has a prestigious MBA, but he can’t find work. He can channel the paranormal, but chatting with a cute girl mystifies him. Kicked out of his big city apartment, Raymond returns home to his overbearing mother, ex-jock father, and beer-bellied classmates. But when a vengeful ghost terrorizes the small town, the city-boy recruits Becca, a badass local bartender, to solve the mystery of the spirit threatening everyone’s lives. “The Dead Just Got Deader.” Los Angeles Premiere

Screamfest discovering the new blood of horror and honoring the masters.

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New ‘Kholat’ Trailer Refuses to Reveal its Secrets

bloody disgusting - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 14:58

We finally have our first real look at the upcoming indie horror game Kholat, and thanks to the wonders of Unreal Engine 4, it is looking good. The game is named after Siberia’s “Death Mountain”, where nine students lost their lives on a hiking trip in 1959. I included the incident in my list of creepy real places horror games should visit because of the unsettling mystery surrounding the tragedy. To this day, we still don’t know what caused the group’s untimely deaths.

Kholat aims to explore this real mystery in what looks like a very cold game. The incident is tragic, but it’s our love of the unknown that also makes it ripe for creative interpretation. It really is a fantastic setting for a horror game, and everyone can appreciate a horrifying tale that — unlike most films that claim they are based on almost nothing — really is “based on a true story”.

There’s not much to glean in terms of how the game will play, but I’m really digging the music in this trailer. I hope it’s original.

Kholat is scheduled to arrive on PC later this year.

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