This shit’s gonna go viral this fall.
Magnet Releasing has pulled back the curtain on the official red brand trailer for V/H/S: Viral, which will complete our V/H/S trilogy when it hits VOD platforms October 23, 2014, with a limited theatrical run slated for November 21, 2014. It will screen this weekend at the ongoing Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas.
The new tape features segments directed by Marcel Sarmiento (Deadgirl, the incredible The ABCs of Death segment “D Is for Dogfight”), Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes, Extraterrestrial), Gregg Bishop (The Other Side, Dance of the Dead), as well as Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Resolution, Spring).
The new trailer is jam-packed with gags and spoilers, but at this point I don’t think we’re trying to keep anything secret. Fingers crossed you guys have as much fun with it as we did! Go forth, check out demon penises, demonic magicians, resurrected skeletons, and then watch this shit go viral!
“A police chase after a deranged ice cream truck has captivated the attention of the greater Los Angeles area. Dozens of fame—obsessed teens flock to the streets with their video cameras and camera phones, hell—bent on capturing the next viral video. But there is something far more sinister occurring in the streets of L.A. than a simple police chase. A resounding effect is created onto all those obsessed with capturing salacious footage for no other purpose than to amuse or titillate. Soon the discovery becomes that they themselves are the stars of the next video, one where they face their own death.”
Patrick Lawrie, Emmy Argo, Heather Hayes, Jessica Luza, John Curran, Justin Welborn, Mary Ralston, Michael Aaron Milligan, Gustavo Salmerón, Marian Álvarez, Xavi Daura, Esteban Navarro, Nick Blanco, Chase Newton, Shane Bradey and Jayden Robison star.
Marcel Sarmiento, TJ Cimfel, Dave White, Gregg Bishop, Nacho Vigalondo, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorehead wrote the screenplays.
Focus Features just released this head-scratching teaser poster for Insidious: Chapter 3.
It’s not at all eye-catching other than the fact that it has a ton of text and a vent at the bottom. I’m incredibly excited for this one, don’t get me wrong, but this is truly a terrible poster. (With that said, my wife is a graphic designer and thinks it’s cool.)
Leigh Whannell, co-creator of the terrifying horror franchise, directs the third film.
The full cast of Insidious: Chapter 3 includes Dermot Mulroney (August: Osage County) and Stefanie Scott (Jem and the Holograms) starring alongside Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, and Mr. Whannell, with the latter trio reprising their roles from the first two movies in the franchise.
In Insidious: Chapter 3, “a twisted new tale of terror begins for a teenage girl and her family, predating the haunting of the Lambert family in the earlier movies and revealing more mysteries of the otherworldly realm The Further.“
Focus Features will release Insidious: Chapter 3 domestically nationwide on Friday, May 29th, 2015.
Huge news from Austin as it has been announced that Mondo has acquired UK soundtrack label Death Waltz Recording Company!
Direct from the press release:
Expanding their global reach for stunningly packaged and highly demanded soundtracks, Mondo and Death Waltz will converge to deliver an even greater offering for music aficionados and film fans alike. With over two decades of music industry experience, Death Waltz founder, Spencer Hickman, joins the Mondo team as Label Manager to lead both record labels in partnership with Mondo Creative Director, Justin Ishmael.
Death Waltz has released the soundtracks to such films as Halloween II, City Of The Living Dead, and much, much more. A unified release schedule for 2015 is being coordinated currently.
Death Waltz is also currently in Austin for MondoCon to promote their “Originals” series, which kicks off with a brand new original soundtrack for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. A second “Originals” title will be announced this weekend.
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with horror punk artist Nim Vind to bring you an exclusive song stream of “Master Spider”! Head below to stream this exclusive premiere, which is pretty damn fun!
Vancouver’s Nim Vind is a heartbreaker from the Island of Misfit Toys. Materializing into the world with a moniker fit for a caped vigilante, his goal is to rescue his love (rock n’ roll music) and escape with it from boring regurgitated clichés and genre border guards, while calling out to his like-minded Outcasts and Outsiders all around the world. Before
“Master Spider” comes from Nim Vind’s upcoming album Saturday Night Seance Songs, which comes out October 14th. You can pre-order the album via iTunes (comes with instant download of “Master Spider”).
Halloween maze fun turns into slasher horror?
The super fun and unique The Houses October Built is getting a limited theatrical run through Image and RLJ Entertainment October 10, and it may just be the perfect Halloween-time indie to seek out.
“Beneath the fake blood and cheap masks of countless haunted house attractions across the country, there are whispers of truly terrifying alternatives. Looking to find an authentic, blood-curdling good fright for Halloween, five friends set off on a road trip in an RV to track down these underground Haunts. Just when their search seems to reach a dead end, strange and disturbing things start happening and it becomes clear that the Haunt has come to them…“
Bobby Roe directs this new spin on found-footage that stars Brandy Schaefer, Zack Andrews, Bobby Roe, Mikey Roe and Jeff Larson.
Far Far Away Site has more than a handful of first images from FX’s debut three episodes of “American Horror Story: Freak Show”.
Unlike the previous three seasons, “Freak Show” looks very “bright” as the carnival takes to the road. It also looks really hot and dirty.
In Episode 4.01, “Monsters Among Us,” written by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, and directed by Ryan Murphy: “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 sees an opportunity that will lead her troupe either to their salvation or ruin.“
4.02, “Massacres and Matinees,” was written by Tim Minear and directed by The Town That Dreaded Sundown‘s Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. “A citywide curfew threatens to shut down the Freak Show. A strongman from Ethel’s troubled past arrives at camp. Gloria arranges a terrifying play date for Dandy. The Tattler Twins reveal a talent that could knock Elsa from the spotlight.“
Episode 4.03 is titled “Edward Mordrake Part 1,” although there’s no synopsis yet.
Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe and Evan Peters return. New cast includes Michael Chiklis, Wes Bentley, John Carroll Lynch, Finn Wittrock, Patti LaBelle and the world’s smallest living woman, Jyoti Amge.
“American Horror Story: Freak Show” premieres Wednesday, October 8 at 10 PM ET/PT.
Allstate spokesperson Dennis Haysbert (okay, I tease. He starred in “24″) has been cast as one of the leads in Legendary Digital and Crackle’s zombie movie “Dead Rising,” reports TheWrap.
Set during an epic zombie outbreak that a mandatory government vaccine failed to stop, “Dead Rising” debuted on the Xbox 360 console in 2006 and has since spawned a video game franchise that has sold more than 6.5 million copies worldwide.
Zach Lipovsky (Leprechaun: Origins) will direct “Dead Rising,” which is being executive produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura. The 90-minute feature is based on the Capcom property and will mark the first release from Legendary Digital Media.
Sony’s Crackle will give “Dead Rising” an exclusive digital release in the U.S. before the film receives a multi-platform release on SVOD, VOD, DVD and TV, while Content Media Corp. (“Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn”) will distribute both feature-length and episodic formats on international platforms.
Amidst the assault of YA adaptations flooding our theaters nowadays, The Maze Runner feels like the abused stepchild of the bunch. There’s no love triangle. No bullshit soul-searching. No overtly hunky guys taking their shirts off in the rain. Hell, the only girl in the film feels tacked on. Based on James Dashner’s* 2009 novel, Wes Ball’s feature debut is a sharply streamlined and ambitious YA adventure that pushes its PG-13 rating to the limit.
The Maze Runner throws you right into its world. There’s no prologue or drab opening narration explaining what the hell is going on. Instead, we’re shoved right into the middle of it along with MTV Teen Wolf star Dylan O’Brien. He plays Thomas, a young man who awakens vomiting as he’s hurled towards the surface in something like a service elevator. He emerges in the Glade, a massive field that resembles a summer survivalist camp for boys, walled-in by an ominous maze. He’s quickly hazed by the other boys, including a brutish Will Poulter (Son of Rambow) and Aml Ameen, the unofficial leader of the camp.
The camaraderie these Lord of the Flies castaways display is typically reserved for prison camp. There’s a grizzly maturity about all the boys that helps elevate The Maze Runner above its YA kin. It even feels more mature than the Hunger Games films, the reigning champ of YA adaptations. These ain’t no slack-jawed tweens in The Maze Runner. These kids have seen some shit.
As Thomas learns the ins and outs of the Glade, the maze entrance torments him. The boys believe the maze is their way out and they’ve been struggling for three years to solve it. Gradually Thomas’ knack for leadership and inherent resourcefulness emerge, causing strife with Poulter, who’s the resident power-hungry bully. Thomas doesn’t get balls deep into the maze until well into the first hour and that’s where the Grievers come in. These giant biomechanical, spider beasts patrol the maze, leaving trails of boogers and blood in their wake. The Grievers are the only real CGI-heavy aspects of the film, which is cool since Wes Ball runs his own effects company. He could’ve easily laid on a thick glaze of CGI. Instead, The Maze Runner has an edgy, more dirty feel – thanks in big part to shooting done in rural Louisiana.
Wisely, the film only reveals just enough as it moves along. We only learn about the maze and its origins as Thomas delves deeper. The maze itself is really bleak and reminded me of those shots of Trent Reznor in the pool in the “Perfect Drug” video. The architecture is blunt, with vines and ivy littering its walls. There’s a few notable sections of it, like the “blades,” but it seems like parts may have been left out from the book that included more exciting sections of the labyrinth (anyone read it who can confirm this?).
The young cast does a knockout job effectively conveying the spectrum of feelings the characters endure – from terrifying confusion and defeat to courageous resolve and betrayal. It’s a truly great ensemble of young actors. As Teresa (the lone girl of the group), Kaya Scodelario is not given much to do at all. However, it is refreshing that none of the boys react romantically towards her, forcing an unnecessary subplot. Instead she’s treated just like one of the boys, but overall feels like a last minute attachment by the studios to avoid an all-male cast. Anyone know if she has a larger role in the book?
Rookie Wes Ball and his Maze Runner are definitely not just Hunger Games biters. It’s a far better film than recent YA outings like Divergent and whatever the hell that Mortal Instruments silliness was about. I thought it was more exciting than both Hunger Games combined. The ending is left extremely open-ended for a sequel, gambling on this film’s financial success. If they do continue the story of Thomas and the loneliness of the long distance Maze Runner, I’ll definitely be checking it out.
* His name is Dashner and he wrote a book about a runner? That’s like a guy named Strummer writing a book about a guitar player.
From Here Comes the Devil director Adrian Garcia Bogliano, we now have the official one-sheet for Late Phases, a practical effects heavy werewolf film Patrick Cooper raves about.
Penned by Under the Bed‘s Eric Stolze, Dark Sky’s latest horror offering that stars Stake Land‘s Nick Damici, Ethan Embry, Lance Guest, Erin Cummings, Rutanya Alda, Tina Louise, Caitlin O’Heaney, Karen Lynn Gorney, Dana Ashbrook, and the great Tom Noonan.
In the film, “Crescent Bay is not the ideal place to spend one’s golden years, especially since the once-idyllic retirement community has been beset by a series of deadly animal attacks from the ominous forest surrounding it. When grizzled war veteran Ambrose McKinley (Nick Damici) is forced into moving there by his yuppie son Will (Ethan Embry), the residents immediately take offense to Ambrose’s abrasive personality. But that take-no-prisoners attitude may be just what Ambrose needs to survive as it becomes clear that the attacks are being caused by creatures that are neither animal nor man, and that the tight-knit community of Crescent Bay is hiding something truly sinister in its midst…”
AMC shared a few zombie beauty shots to go along with cast photos and first details for the fifth season of “The Walking Dead”, which premieres on Sunday, October 12 at 9:00pm ET/PT.
It stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chad Coleman, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira and Sonequa Martin-Green.
Season Four of “The Walking Dead” ended with Rick and the group outgunned, outnumbered, and trapped in a train car awaiting a grim fate. Season Five picks up shortly thereafter. What follows is a story that weaves the true motives of the people of Terminus with the hopeful prospect of a cure in Washington, D.C., the fate of the group’s lost comrades, as well as new locales, new conflicts, and new obstacles in keeping the group together and staying alive.
Stories will break apart and intersect. The characters will find love and hate. Peace and conflict. Contentment and terror. And, in the quest to find a permanent, safe place to call home, one question will haunt them… After all they’ve seen, all they’ve done, all they’ve sacrificed, lost, and held on to no matter what the cost…Who do they become?
It is based on the comic created by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard.
Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC
Matt Smith, who recently completed a four-season stint starring in “Doctor Who,” and stars in Terminator: Genisys, has joined the cast of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the adaptation of the Seth Grahame-Smith novel, writes THR.
The long-in-the-works, on-and-off again project is finally going before cameras Sept. 24 with a cast that includes Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote and Douglas Booth. Burr Steers is behind the camera.
“The movie is a horror-comedy spin on Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice.” The heroine, Liz Bennett (James), is pressured by her family to marry into a wealthy upper-class home but chafes at the stiff social mores of Victorian England. Instead, she feels that she should help defend the countryside against the onslaught of a horrifying zombie plague.”
Smith will play Mr. Collins, a parson who is on the lookout for a wife and proposes to Bennett.
Is it just me, or has this season of “Under the Dome” seemed interminable? Finally next week the Season 2 finale, Episode 2.13, “Go Now,” airs on CBS; and we have the ep’s preview and a batch of stills to share.
“Under the Dome” stars Mike Vogel (Barbie), Colin Ford (Joe), Alexander Koch (Junior), Rachelle Lefevre (Julia), Dean Norris (Big Jim), and Mackenzie Lintz (Norrie). Season 2 guest stars include Brett Cullen, Sherry Stringfield, Eddie Cahill, Grace Victoria Cox, Dwight Yoakam, Karla Crome, and Max Ehrich.
“Under the Dome” Episode 2.13 – “Go Now” (airs 9/22/14; 10-11 PM)
A potential exit from the Dome is revealed just as the walls begin closing in on those trapped in Chester’s Mill.
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Here’s the first poster for Wolves, X-Men and Watchmen writer David Hayter’s feature directorial debut.
The pic, starring Lucas Till, Merritt Patterson, Stephen McHattie and Jason Momoa, will be released VOD on October 16th and opens in theaters on November 14th.
“Popular high school student Cayden Richards wakes from a horrific nightmare, only to realize that he’s living it… He is changing into something vicious, unpredictable and wild. Forced to hit the road after the brutal murder of his parents, Cayden tries to hunt down the truth of what he is. In the remote, mountain town of Lupine Ridge, he discovers others like him — Including the beautiful Angelina, a young woman caught between two ancient clans of “wolves”. And when he finally discovers the shocking truth behind his ancestry, Cayden realizes there is only one way to save the woman he loves… A grisly fight to the death, against forces more savage than he could have ever imagined.“
Last night Justin Long participated in a reddit AMA to support Tusk, in theaters this Friday. Hilariously titled, “I’m Justin Long and I’m lonely…let’s talk…please,” the actor responded to fan questions about Smith’s Human Centipede-esque horror, as well as the long-gestured Jeepers Creepers sequels.
As many of you know, Long got his start by starring in Galaxy Quest, Happy Campers, and of course Victor Salva’s creature feature, Jeepers Creepers.
It has been 15 years since the first film hit theaters, and quietly revived the horror genre. Say what you will about the film, but it had a huge impact on the release of true horror. It’s also been 11 years since we saw its sequel, and talk back-to-back sequels have been public for years. What’s the hold up?
“There is a script (it’s called “Jeepers Creepers: Cathedral”),” Long reveals to the AMA crowd. “Gina [Philips] plays the lead in it (which would be awesome to see her come back and kick some ass).
“It’s been tough getting off the ground, financially, unfortunately. According to Victor, I do get my hands on a flashback.”
There you have it, Jeepers Creepers: Cathedral is set to be the third film if Salva can ever find financing. Long would return in a flashback, while Phillips would star.
In the 1999 film, Long and Phillips play a brother and sister driving home for spring break whom encounter a flesh-eating creature in the isolated countryside that is on the last day of its ritualistic eating spree.
“Z Nation,” which took a bite out of 1.6 million total viewers during its September 12th debut, was Syfy’s highest rated acquired scripted series premiere since “Doctor Who” back in 2006.
If you were among them and are looking forward to tomorrow night’s Episode 2.01, “Fracking Zombies,” we have another sneak peek plus a “super” teaser to share.
The 13-episode “Z Nation” stars Tom Everett Scott, DJ Qualls, Michael Welch, Kellita Smith, Anastasia Baranova, Russell Hodgkinson, and Keith Allan.
The series airs Friday nights at 10PM on Syfy.
“Z Nation” Episode 1.02 – “Fracking Zombies” (airs 9/19/14)
In New Jersey the survivors run out of fuel and embark on a dangerous mission to replenish their supply. Meanwhile Cassandra’s past comes back to haunt her.
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with Norwegian hard rock band Audrey Horne to bring you the exclusive music video premiere for “Out Of The City”, a crazy, puppet-filled romp of insanity! The track comes from the band’s upcoming album Pure Heavy, which comes out October 7th (pre-order here.
The band states:
We are proud to present the best music video ever made! If MTV had any self-respect, they would drop all their reality shit and blast OUT OF THE CITY 24/7.
Thanks to Johan and Maria for partying with us! Enjoy, and stay pure heavy folks!
Head below for this wild ride of a video!
The band continues, adding:
This video is a result of the fact that we have used the muppetshow intro in our live shows and that we identify ourselves with this kind of creatures. Its a pluss that these dolls look way better than we do. Johan was into it when we asked if he wanted to hang out with some rather weird puppets, and he brought his wife in case things got out of control. Of course it did so a lot of crazy scenes with Ice Dale had to be removed and cut out. We want to asure that no puppets were injured during the making of this video … except the Ice Dale puppet.
Johan Hegg states:
I must admit I was a bit surprised when my wife and I was asked to be a part of this video, but since we’re good friends with the guys and we both really like the band it wasn’t exactly a hard decision. I really liked the idea for the video, and if you ask me it’s just bloody hilarious!
Maria Rizell Hegg adds:
I really love Audrey Horne. No Hay Banda got me totally hooked and I’ve been a fan ever since. The video shoot was therefor a great honor and it was so easy to work with the band. We’d just put them in a box when it was time to go to the next location.
Director Lukas Hambach:
Audrey Horne is a unique band, blending heaviness with a positive vibe. We felt that combining Johan Hegg and puppets resembling the band members would be an awesome way to underline this mix. Of course this created some challenges, but I’m really proud of the end result and hope people will have as much fun watching it as we had in making it!
Jason Hawkins’ latest indie flick, The Devil Knows His Own, has landed itself distribution; and we have the skinny on when, where, and how you’ll be able to see it! Read on for details.
Wild Eye Releasing has acquired Jason Hawkins’ new horror film for worldwide VOD and DVD release. The film stars Eileen Dietz with Dara Davey and Natasha Timpani playing a married couple struggling to overcome the traumas of the past. The Devil Knows His Own is at its heart a story of two horribly abused siblings who are haunted by their past and decide to return to their childhood home for the first time in 20 years to try to put the demons of their childhood to rest once and for all.
This is the third film from the Gravestone Entertainment Team.
When Jessica and Ethan Ray receive news their grandmother has passed, they believe the nightmares of their childhoods will finally be laid to rest. Returning home for the first time in over 25 years, the siblings reunite, only to discover a mystery surrounds the house they are inheriting. Within the walls of their family estate, the dead do not rest easy, and the horrors of their childhood are nothing compared to the terror that awaits them.
Slipknot are in full promotional mode for their upcoming album .5: The Gray Chapter, which comes out October 21st. They’ve released two singles, “The Negative One” and “The Devil In I”, and have also announced a tour with Korn that will head out this fall.
One of the things that people were incredibly curious about was the new masks that the band would be premiering, which they showcased in the video for “The Devil In I”.
But a closer look is always good and we’ve got a gallery below that shows the masks in .gif format, giving the pictures the appearance of movement.
What do you think of the new masks?
Thanks to the lovely people at StudioCanal, we’ve nabbed a copy of director Lasse Hallström’s latest thriller, The Hypnotist, on DVD to give away to one lucky UK-based reader. Don’t worry – you don’t need to get on our couch to win it. Just read on!
The Hypnotist stars Mikael Persbrandt (The Hobbit), Lena Olin (The Reader, Chocolat), and Tobias Zilliacus (Beyond Enemy Lines) and is based on the best-selling novel by Scandinavian author Lars Kepler.
In the middle of a dark December night, psychiatrist Erik Maria Bark (Persbrandt) is woken by a telephone call from a hospital in Stockholm. Detective Inspector Joona Linna (Zilliacus) asks for his immediate help in treating an unconscious patient suffering from acute trauma. He hopes that Erik will be able to communicate with the young boy through hypnosis, enabling the police to question him. They intend to find out who so brutally murdered his parents and younger sister in order to track down and save his mysteriously missing older sister before it is too late.
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Japanese instrumental rock band Mono have released a stream of “Recoil, Ignite (Part II)” from one of their upcoming albums Rays Of Darkness, which you can stream below. The album, along with its counterpart The Last Dawn, will be released October 18th via Temporary Residence.
The description of both albums reads:
The Last Dawn and Rays of Darkness are a pair of new albums by MONO. Recorded simultaneously yet conceptually and creatively disparate, the two act as both opposing and complementary sides to a story. No strangers to narratives, the twin albums explore familiar themes for the band: Hope and hopelessness, love and loss, immense joy and unspeakable pain. Those elemental parts of life and the complicated relationships they create have never been more resonant through MONO’s music than they are here. Rays of Darkness is the first MONO album in 15 years to feature no orchestral instruments whatsoever. That fact alone is remarkable given the band’s reputation for sweeping, dramatic instrumentals that recall Oscar-worthy film scores. Instead, Rays of Darkness more closely resembles a jet engine taking off inside a small, crowded auditorium. It is MONO’s blackest album ever, a collection of scorched riffs, doom rhythms, and an unexpected contribution from post-hardcore pioneer Tetsu Fukagawa of Envy. The album ends with the smoldering wreckage of distorted guitars and ominous drones playing out a eulogy to the days when MONO shot blinding rays of light through seemingly endless darkness.
You can pre-order Rays Of Darkness here.