Der Nachtmahr Conjures a Haunting New Trailer

Dread Central - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 11:16

I love coming-of-age stories, especially when they incorporate elements of horror. Because what’s more terrifying than transitioning from a child to an adult? Writer/director Akiz’s horror flick Der Nachtmahr tackles those troubling teenage years with a “psy­cho­phan­tas­magoric” slant. The icing on the cake: a creepy little creature that may be a figment of a young girl’s imagination.

The official synopsis puts a finer point on the plot.

Jarring, disturbing, and thoroughly disorienting, Der Nachtmahr is a psy­cho­phan­tas­magoric coming-of-age story about a teenage girl thrust into an unnaturally symbiotic relationship. Secret raves, drugs, and late nights are par for the course for sixteen-year-old Tina (Carolyn Genzkow) and her friends on the decadent Berlin party scene. When Tina passes out at a party one night, she assumes it was just a side effect of her wild lifestyle — that is, until a mysterious creature begins haunting both her dreams and her waking hours. Tina struggles to make those around her see the thing, but to no avail, and as she becomes ever more unsettled and manic, her parents are forced to get her psychiatric help. But as the little beastie seems to lurk around every corner, she is forced to overcome her fears and forge a bond with the monster.

The official press release also describes the aforementioned monster as a cross between E.T. and Belial from Franken Henenlotter’s classic Basket Case. Sold! If you’re attending this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, then be sure to catch the flick’s North American premiere.

P&I Screening: Friday, September 11, 9:30AM (Scotiabank)
Public Screening #1: Thursday, September 17, 9:00PM (Bloor Hot Docs Cinema)
Public Screening #2: Friday, September 18, 12:00PM (Scotiabank)
Public Screening #3: Sunday, September 20, 6:00PM (Scotiabank)

On your way out, check out the creepy Der Nachtmahr trailer.

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How To NOT Start Getting Into Horror

bloody disgusting - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 11:10

For the past few months, I’ve been writing a series for people who don’t watch and/or appreciate horror. The series, which I’ve simply and lovingly called “How To Start Getting Into Horror” has taken multiple subgenres of horror and made several film recommendations to get someone interested in learning more.

At first, this series was met with no small amount of derision and scorn. Horror fans asked why such a series would exist and how this would even reach the people it was intended for. I’ll fully admit that I need your help in that matter to share it with those people. After all, they’re not going to seek it on their own.

But maybe you, fellow horror fan, have that person in your life that you would love to see at least appreciate your passion. That’s who this series is for. That’s who you share it with. That’s who you take the time to slowly but surely introduce to the films that we hold so near and dear to our hearts.

So, while I know you have the best of intentions to try and bring someone into the fray, sometimes it’s best to take a step back and let them flounder and discover things on their own.

That’s why this week is a small series of lessons to non-horror people who want to learn more (with thanks to Starship Troopers). But these are the ground rules for how to proceed, because we don’t want you to run away screaming. After all, that’s the job of the ancillary characters in the films.

With all that long-winded intro out of the way, let’s hit these rules!

Don’t Do It On Your Own

I know that everyone wants to be independent these days. But you don’t have to be. It’s not a weakness to ask for help or to look up places to begin. Hell, that’s why I wrote this whole series to begin with!

Doing it on your own might work. But there’s a far likelier possibility that it won’t and that’s just statistics talking. Everyone wants to try and prove, to themselves or to others, that they can handle things that are often a bigger bite than they can chew. There’s nothing wrong with starting easy and working your way into something, hence why I recommended films like The Mummy or The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen. You start with something that has horror elements and build from there.

The analogy I think is somewhat appropriate is learning how to play the guitar. Trying to play Van Halen’s “Eruption” immediately after picking up a guitar is impossible. You need to build up the callouses on your fingers first, which takes time. And as you build those callouses, everything else you begin to practice and play becomes easier and more manageable.

Take. Your. Time.

Don’t Ask The “Randy” In Your Life

We all have that friend that’s super passionate about something. I love hanging out with these people because that passion is infectious, it’s contagious, and it’s exhilarating. But many of these people don’t know how to bring it down from a “10”. They want to throw you into their passion pool head first, right into the deep end.

Can you imagine if someone were to say, “Oh, you want to get into horror? Alright, let me grab my copy of Cannibal Holocaust!” Yeah….no. No no no.

You need someone a bit more chill, a bit more relaxed. Find that friend that’s into the casual horror movie, the one that gives them a few shivers of the spine but not much else. They’re the ones who will give you the best recommendations on what to start with.

And furthermore, many of them will watch it with you, which leads me to my next point…

Don’t Watch Them Alone

Coming back to the first point, you don’t have to try and prove anything to anyone by watching a horror movie on your own. If they scare you, having people nearby who will watch with you is a comfort, a way to feel safe.

Look at the above clip from Scream. It’s a bunch of pals enjoying themselves to Halloween, which is considered one of the scariest films ever made. The movie can subtly mess with you later, haunting you as you walk through your place in the dark, but you’ll always have good memories attached to it. And that makes a big difference.

Some of the best memories we have in our lives, the ones we cherish the most, are the ones that we share with others. Horror doesn’t have to be any different.

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[Review] ‘Last Girl Standing’ Shows That the Massacre is Only the Beginning in the Subversive Slasher Film!

bloody disgusting - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 11:06

The concept of the “Final Girl” has been integral to the slasher subset of horror for decades now. It’s a fascinating concept that compliments an already surprisingly structured area of film. Basically the term refers to the idea of the sole survivor of these bloodbaths inexplicably ending up being a ravaged woman in peril who goes on to live another day. It’s an idea that originally was used to help mass produce a formulaic genre, but recently there’s been a renewed interest in the concept, with the films Final Girl, The Final Girls, and here, Benjamin R. Moody’ debut feature, Last Girl Standing all coincidentally coming out this year and being fascinated with subverting the trope to some length.

Last Girl Standing cleverly starts off by showing us the end of the slasher movie that Camryn (Akasha Villalobos) manages to crawl out of alive. It’s the perfect conclusion to a film that we don’t see, but get all the salient details of in a terribly succinct introduction, right down to the killer wearing some sort of twisted “Leatherface meets Jason” mask (with a healthy dose of Hannibal’s nightmare stag thrown in for good measure). It’s perfect. It knows exactly what it’s doing. And moving forward from this point, you have an optimistic feeling of where all of this might be heading, with it having already displayed a reflexive knowledge of the form; almost as well as Scream does, even (although here the characters are painfully unaware of the ways they’re shaking up the genre). This feeling is present right down to the shot of Camryn getting rescued that feels like it could be straight out of Texas Chainsaw Massacre’s conclusion. You feel like you’re in good hands here, which is a crucial thing for a film of this nature

The film’s goal then becomes showing you Camryn’s life after the massacre and if there can be a happily ever after. Unsurprisingly Camryn is plagued with PTSD pretty badly, which seems like it would be par for the course for any horror film’s epilogue. Even if nothing ended up happening to Camryn in Last Girl Standing, just watching her cope with this stress as she tries to scrape back together some semblance of a life–her own baggage being her biggest enemy here—is a deeply compelling story. It’s an internal horror film much more than it is an external one.

In this sense, much of the point of the film is concerned with whether Camryn is actually being terrorized again by her former slasher (or a copycat), or if it’s all just in her head. This is a decent enough premise, even if it’s one that’s been done before in a stronger context. In fact, much of Last Girl Standing’s novelty that it shows you “what happens to the survivor of a slasher film after the slasher film” ends up feeling more like you’re just watching a sequel to a film that you only saw the trailer for. There are a more than a few scenes that play deeply similar to set pieces out of Scream 2 for instance, an actual sequel that naturally explores what happens after the massacre (not to mention Psycho II, an underrated take on the same idea as well). More than anything the feeling that Last Girl Standing gave me was that I was seeing this pseudo-sequel to a film that didn’t exist and I was robbed of details and motivations accordingly.

As we move through the film with Camryn, every step that she takes toward normalcy sees her again being struck by some encounter with her victimizer. Each of these scenes are exhilarating, but they largely begin to feel the same and become repetitive and predictable rather quickly. A different take on them would have justified their presence more, rather than them feeling like they’re padding out a run time. There are so many ways that Camryn could be maybe-stalked and yet the same routes continue to be gone down.

A lot of Last Girl Standing works, but it feels like it’s all setup and once it finally does reveal its true nature, it ends. The film packs a ton into the final fifteen minutes, and maybe they would have been better off if they let this material breathe throughout the course of the film instead. Who knows, it certainly charges the ending in a way that works for it.

In the same vein, the murder scenes are all particularly visceral (there’s no delicate way to kill someone with antlers, I suppose), focusing on aspects like the sound design or the monotony of them as a means of further cracking Camryn’s psyche. This is a welcome approach for the film, albeit one that isn’t fully developed. It’s just nice to see different aspect of attacks being focused on rather than the norm.

One of the more interesting ideas put forth from Last Girl Standing is that the survivors and heroes of these horror films getting caught up in loop and trapped in a cycle that they’re doomed to repeat until the universe eventually allows it to bend (or box office sales hit a level of diminishing returns). The thing is, even when that happens, there’s always going to be one more last girl standing. It’s a Möbius strip of a concept, and even if Camryn’s story is to end here, who’s to say that it won’t continue on through someone else? That is what Last Girl Standing is all about, even if the assembling of that message is a little messy.

After all of this is taken into consideration, the answer of what happens to the last girl standing after the credits roll is appropriately chilling. Even if the film meanders and isn’t wholly original, the final message is a disturbing one and the film goes out on a powerful note. You’ll likely think twice about the next heroine you see surviving the slaughter in a horror film.

You know what’s in store for them, after all.

‘Last Girl Standing’ begins playing in select theaters and is available on VOD, August 31st.

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Michael B. Jordan Slashing Into ‘Blood Brothers’

bloody disgusting - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 10:01

Michael B. Jordan, pictured below, is a fine actor – one who hasn’t stuck to a typecast role or subgenre of film.

The star of Fantastic Four, Chronicle, Fruitville Station and upcoming Creed is said to be in negotiations to star in MGM’s vampire comedy Blood Brothers, a live action adaptation of the Dark Horse comic.

Here’s the comic synopsis: “Nick and Tree have smoked opium with Genghis Khan, had orgies in Michelangelo’s studio, and even fronted a death metal band. But after a century of friendship, these inseparable vampire buddies are on the verge of splitting up. Terrible timing, as an apocalypse-obsessed villain is plotting an end to humanity.

Jordan’s in talks to nab the role of Tree, one of the key leads in the edgy two-hander, which follows two blood-sucking best friends whose relationship enters a crisis, explains this site.

Blood Brothers is pitched as Ghostbusters meets Men in Black.

The pic’s based on the Dark Horse comic series of the same name written by Hit List, Black List, and Young and Hungry List alums Mike Gagerman and Andrew Waller. Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Entertainment is producing the action/comedy, with Keith Goldberg overseeing. Matt Dines, Adam Rosenberg, and Jonathan Glickman are overseeing for the studio.

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‘Pay the Ghost’ Trailer Has Nicolas Cage Losing His Son On Halloween Night

bloody disgusting - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 09:46

RLJ Entertainment released the trailer to the Halloween-themed thriller Pay the Ghost, which will be released in theaters and VOD on September 23, 2015.

Written by Dan Kay and directed by Uli Edel (The Baader Meinhof Complex), Pay the Ghost stars Academy Award Winner Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas, Rage) and Sarah Wayne Callies (AMC’s “The Walking Dead”).

One year after his young son disappeared during a Halloween carnival, Mike Cole (Nicolas Cage) is haunted by eerie images and terrifying messages he can’t explain. Together with his estranged wife (Sarah Wayne Callies), he will stop at nothing to unravel the mystery and find their son—and, in doing so, he unearths a legend that refuses to remain buried in the past.

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Thrilling ‘Ambulance’ Ride For Heart Patient

bloody disgusting - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 09:38

Phillip Noyce is attached to direct Ambulance, Good Universe and Mythology Entertainment’s remake of the 2005 Danish thriller, says Heat Vision.

The original movie, titled Ambulancen, “told of two desperate brothers who attempt a robbery in order to pay for their dying mother’s health care. The job goes south and during their escape, they steal an ambulance. But things only get worse when they discover it’s occupied by a dying heart patient.

The new iteration re-conceives it as a breathless crime thriller in the vein of Dog Day Afternoon and Heat set in downtown LA.

Mythology principals Brad Fischer, James Vanderbilt and William Sherak are producing the project, which has a script by Chris Fedak, the co-creator of cult television show “Chuck.”

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[TIFF Spotlight] Emma Roberts Possession Flick ‘February’

bloody disgusting - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 09:35

Set to premiere at next month’s Toronto International Film Festival is February, starring Emma Roberts (“American Horror Story”) and Kiernan Shipka (“Mad Men,” Carriers), with Lucy Boynton (Miss Porter), James Remar (“Dexter”), and Lauren Holly (Dumb and Dumber).

In February, “beautiful and haunted Joan makes a bloody and determined pilgrimage across a frozen landscape toward a prestigious all girls prep school where Rose and Kat find themselves stranded after their parents mysteriously fail to retrieve them for winter break. As Joan gets closer, terrifying visions begin plaguing Kat while Rose watches in horror as she becomes possessed by an unseen evil force.

Principal photography took place in Ottawa on the film written and directed by Osgood Perkins, son of legendary Psycho actor Anthony Perkins.

February is produced by Unbroken Pictures’ Adrienne Biddle and Bryan Bertino (The Strangers), Rob Paris’ Paris Film, Inc. (Everly), Zed Filmworks’ Rob Menzies and Alphonse Ghossein of Go Insane Films. Carissa Buffel and Kevin Matusow are executive producing under their Traveling Picture Show (The Quiet Ones) banner along with 120dB Films’ Peter Graham and Steve Hayes, and Arianne Fraser.

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Arcana (Short, 2015)

Dread Central - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 09:30

Starring Iris Cayatte

Directed by Jeronimo Rocha

It just doesn’t get any simpler than this – for the better part of Jeronimo Rocha’s 10-minute Portuguese short Arcana, we see one of the MOST haggard looking witches (Cayatte) you’ll probably ever lay eyes upon (or not want to lay eyes upon) as she sits in a ceremonial circle, preparing to work some magic in order to escape her prison-like atmosphere.

This crone defines the word “unsightly” – with scabrous features, a hellish sneer, and some of the most frightening pupils that will sear through your soul, we spend our time watching her concoct a recipe of rat entrails, chewed-up bug bits, and her own bloody vomit; and you know what? It’s utterly fantastic to behold! Literally no words are spoken, and just her actions are enough to carry Rocha’s short film to the promise land.

Teeming with darkness, Rocha uses just the right amount of shadow and light act as an effective illuminating tactic so that we manage to see enough of this heretic work her evil spell. What’s her plan once she escapes? Well, I guess you’ll just have to surmise that for yourself, but in the meantime, it sure was a disgusting pleasure to watch her pass the time.

Highly recommended.

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NECA’s Ultimate Jason Is So Cool I May Cry

bloody disgusting - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 09:28

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Friday the 13th Part 6, NECA is releasing the definitive collector’s version of Jason Voorhees as he appeared in the 1986 film Jason Lives!

This deluxe 7” scale action figure features a gruesome, freshly unearthed sculpt and over 25 points of articulation.

It’s loaded with accessories, too: removable mask, a machete and a knife that both fit into sheaths on his belt, the fence post that reanimated him and his tombstone.

Packaged in a collector-friendly Deluxe 30th Anniversary window box.

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Yes, Another Look at Lady Gaga In “American Horror Story: Hotel”

bloody disgusting - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 09:16

One FX makes their first “American Horror Story” reveal, they literally open the floodgates.

This past week we were treated to the first stills and details from “American Horror Story: Hotel”, the fifth season of the popular anthology series that will star Lady Gaga.

It’s been a Gaga love-fest, with several posts sharing new images and details, the latest being the above shot actually from the premiere episode, ‘Checking In,’ set to air October 7th.

Here’s the plot that came courtesy of EW:

“Built in 1930 by the rich and charming but deeply psychotic James March (Evan Peters), the beautiful art-deco hotel is, in actuality, a labyrinthine structure built to hide March’s murderous activities (think dead ends, secret rooms, endless shafts). This echoes America’s first serial killer, H.H. Holmes, which we detail here.

“In regards to Gaga, the show shifts to present day, where the Cortez is acquired by Gaga’s Countess, described by the site as “a glamorous socialite who attends art openings and fashion shows and maintains her looks not from a steady diet of kale but from imbibing human blood.”

“The Countess is also insatiable when it comes to love and sex, which sets up a macabre love triangle between her, the similarly blood-hungry Donovan (Matt Bomer) and the newly turned male model Tristan (Finn Wittrock).

“Also gravitating around the world of the Cortez are Ramona Royale (Angela Bassett), an actress/former lover of The Countess’ seeking revenge; Iris (Kathy Bates), Donovan’s mother and the front desk clerk; Liz Taylor (Denis O’Hare), a cross-dresser nicknamed by The Countess; Hypodermic Sally (Sarah Paulson), a junkie and friend of The Countess; Detective John Lowe (Wes Bentley), a cop investigating a murderer named the Ten Commandments Killer; and The Addiction Demon, a creature in the vein of Rubberman or Bloodyface, who has no eyes or mouth but does wield a nasty, conical drillbit dildo.”

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From Dusk Till Dawn’s Pulp Origins Explored in a New Featurette

Dread Central - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 21:21

“From Dusk Till Dawn” made my list of the Top 10 horror TV shows you should be watching, and according to Ted’s Season 2 preview, things are really kicking into high gear in next week’s Episode 2.02, “In a Dark Time.”

If you’re curious about some of the series’ influences, then check out this new featurette in which executive producer/showrunner Carlos Coto discusses its “pulp” origins.  In the below video Coto explains how the show’s foundation creates an actual crime drama.

“From Dusk Till Dawn” Episode 2.02 – “In a Dark Time” (airs 9/1/15)
Seth (D.J. Cotrona) and Kate (Madison Davenport) stage a heist, while Gonzalez (Jesse Garcia) endures frightening visions that lead to a grisly discovery. Back at the Twister, Malvado’s (Esai Morales) plans are set into motion by Carlos’ (Wilmer Valderrama) emergence from the labyrinth.

We don’t have a preview of the upcoming ep to share yet so how about an inside look at Episode 2.01, “Opening Night”?



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Ultimate Jason Voorhees Action Figure Slashes NECA to Pieces

Dread Central - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 20:50

Earlier this year at the San Diego Comic-Con, NECA provided us with a sneak peek of their upcoming Ultimate Jason Voorhees action figure, based on his look in Jason Lives. All they had to show off was an unpainted prototype at the time, but now a full gallery has been unveiled. Dig in!

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Friday the 13th Part 6, NECA presents the definitive collector’s version of Jason as he appeared in the 1986 film. This deluxe 7″ scale action figure features a gruesome, freshly unearthed sculpt and over 25 points of articulation.

The figure is loaded with accessories, including a removable mask, a machete and a knife that both fit into sheaths on his belt, the fence post that reanimated him, and his tombstone.

Shipping in late December, Ultimate Jason is packaged in a collector-friendly Deluxe 30th Anniversary window box.

Check out all the images below!

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‘Killing Floor 2′ DLC Dials Up the Heat Next Month

bloody disgusting - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 20:35

“The heat is on” is one way I could’ve described the upcoming Incinerate ‘N Detonate DLC that will be making its way to Killing Floor 2 sometime next month. If there was ever a cast of creatures that deserved to be on the receiving end of a flamethrower, it’d be the series of hideous face-like surfaces that make up the Zed hordes.

Aside from giving us a reason to yell “Kill it with fire!” at our computer monitors, the latest content pack will introduce new achievements, improved audio, new Firebug and Demolitions Perks, and a couple of maps — Evacuation Point and Catacombs — which I refer to as canvases, for I use them to paint red with Zed blood. Players will also be able to vote for maps during matchmaking, as well as use the power of democracy to boot unsavory types before they have a chance to ruin the game.

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New Doom Gameplay Video Takes Violence To A Whole New Level

Dread Central - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 19:45

Next year’s Doom reboot is shaping up to be everything that we know and love about the franchise – brutal, fast paced sci-fi action at its best.

A new developer commentary video shows off the heights that the level of violence in the game, including ripping out a monster’s heart and shoving it down its throat. It really doesn’t get much better than this.

The long awaited reboot will be developed by series creators iD Software and published by Bethesda, and will be released in 2016.

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New Years Day’s Ash Shares Her Top 5 Horror Movies

bloody disgusting - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 19:05

Hard rock group New Years Day will be releasing their third studio album Malevolence on October 2nd that will be followed by a month long US tour.

Vocalist Ash Costello describes the album:

Malevolence is the most personal album we have ever written to date. More than ever you can really feel the blood and tears in these lyrics. It wasn’t an easy process because it was so emotional but what came from it is honest and real. It’s therapeutic and angry but still shows vulnerability.

Our producer Erik Ron will always start an album by asking me “what are you feeling right now?” to which I replied “pissed off.” I think anyone that has suffered through loss, betrayal, insecurity and abandonment will absolutely relate to it. For me, it felt so good to get everything I had been bottling up out and hopefully it helps others in the process.

To celebrate this upcoming release, Costello listed off her five favorite horror movies in a video that can be seen below.

10/03 – San Diego, CA @ Soma Side Stage
10/04 – Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky A Go Go
10/06 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock
10/07 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
10/08 – El Paso, TX @ Mesa Music Hall
10/09 – Fort Worth, TX @ Tomcats
10/10 – San Antonio, TX @ Korova
10/11 – Houston, TX @ Walters
10/14 – Greensboro, NC @ The Blind Tiger
10/15 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
10/16 – New York, NY @ Santos
10/17 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium Upstairs *Rock & Shock
10/18 – Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
10/20 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
10/21 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
10/22 – Toledo, OH @ Frankies
10/23 – Utica, MI @ Hatchy’s
10/24 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
10/25 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective
10/26 – Kansas City, KS @ Aftershock
10/28 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
10/29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
10/30 – Bend, OR @ Volcanic Theatre Rock
10/31 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
11/01 – Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
11/03 – Sacramento, CA @ Boardwalk
11/04 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Atrium At The Catalyst Club
11/05 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction

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‘Mortal Kombat X’ No Longer Coming to PS3, Xbox 360

bloody disgusting - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 18:42

WB Games has just confirmed the last-gen versions of developer Netherrealm’s massively successful fighting game Mortal Kombat X are no longer in development.

“After months of development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has come to the regrettable conclusion that we cannot release Mortal Kombat X for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360,” reads a post on the game’s official forums. “Please know our teams worked diligently to meet the quality standards set by the current-gen versions of the game. We were not able to get the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions to the quality expected of a Mortal Kombat game and are very sorry for not being able to deliver the products as originally planned.”

The publisher is offering full refunds to those who pre-ordered the game for PS3 or Xbox 360. To get your money back, just request a return at the retailer you pre-ordered it from.

Mortal Kombat X is a fantastic game, so while this is an objectively crappy situation for the folks who pre-ordered last-gen versions of the game, I’m glad WB Games isn’t going to risk watering down one of the best games of the year with a disappointing port.

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PC Horror Game Knock-Knock Coming To PS4

Dread Central - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 18:27

The moderately well received PC horror game Knock-Knock will be coming to PS4 on September 10, Developer Ice-Pick Lodge has announced.

Originally released for PC in 2013, the game follows a lodger in a creepy isolated cabin in the woods, where his nightmares literally come to life every night, with the goal being to make it until dawn without succumbing to insanity.

Look for Knock-Knock on PS4 on September 10.


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New Z Nation Trailer Was Made for You and Z!

Dread Central - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 17:57

It may not generate the attention or ratings that “The Walking Dead” and its progeny do, but Syfy’s “Z Nation” is a helluva lot of fun, and we’ll be tuning in for sure when Season 2 kicks off on September 11th.  If you plan to be there as well, here’s a new trailer for the show that will help you get ready… with a song!

Excited for S2 but a little rusty as to what exactly went down in S1?  Then be sure to scroll down below the trailer for a quick recap.

“Z Nation” starts three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country. A team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood. Although the antibodies he carries are the world’s last, best hope for a vaccine, he hides a dark secret that threatens them all. With humankind’s survival at stake, the ragtag band embarks on a journey of survival across three thousand miles of rusted-out post-apocalyptic America.

For more info keep your eyes on “Z Nation” on and follow @ZNation on Twitter.


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Fear the Walking Dead Stand-Alone Special to Be a Flight of the Living Dead

Dread Central - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 17:48

With “Fear the Walking Dead” smashing a multitude of cable records, it’s not surprising that AMC is looking to bring more zombie-related programming to the forefront. According to Entertainment Weekly, AMC is producing a half-hour special that will tell a stand-alone story following a group of passengers facing a walker attack on an airline while in flight.

One character who survives that encounter will then join the cast of “Fear the Walking Dead” in Season 2. Previously AMC has had a stand-alone “The Walking Dead” online web series, but the network never used such content to introduce a new character before he or she joined the show.

The airline attack story will debut online and will unfold in chapters that will air during “The Walking Dead’s” on-air telecasts. In other words: You’re watching “The Walking Dead,” AMC cuts to commercial break, and then you get a chapter in the as-yet-untitled stand-alone airline attack drama.

Beyond that details are scarce. Stay tuned.

“Fear the Walking Dead” Episode 1.02 – “So Close, Yet So Far” (airs 8/30/15)
While Madison (Kim Dickens) struggles to keep Nick (Frank Dillane) from crippling withdrawal, Travis (Cliff Curtis) ventures out to find his son (Lorenzo James Henrie) before the city of Los Angeles falls.

Stay up-to-date on all things walker-related by visiting “Fear the Walking Dead” on Facebook and “Fear the Walking Dead” on

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Become Blood Brothers with Michael B. Jordan

Dread Central - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 17:39

Though his stint in The Fantastic Four as The Human Torch fizzled, star Michael B. Jordan is still pretty hot in Hollywood and is ready to tackle yet another comic franchise.

According to The Tracking Board, Jordan’s in talks to nab the role of Tree, one of the key leads in the big screen adaptation of the horror comic Blood Brothers for MGM. The story follows two blood-sucking best friends whose relationship enters a crisis.

The pic’s based on the Dark Horse comic series of the same name written by Hit List, Black List, and Young and Hungry List alums Mike Gagerman and Andrew Waller. Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Entertainment is producing the action/comedy, with Keith Goldberg overseeing. Matt Dines, Adam Rosenberg, and Jonathan Glickman are overseeing for the studio.

Men in Black 3 scribe Etan Cohen recently took a crack at the script, as well as Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly before him. However, sources now confirm that the studio is looking for a new writer/director to approach the project with a more grounded vision, tonally in line with buddy films like Lethal Weapon and 48 Hours.

Pitched as Ghostbusters meets Men in Black, the story follows best friends Nick and Tree, two vampires that have been inseparable party fiends for over a thousand years. Together they’ve smoked opium with Genghis Khan, had orgies in Michelangelo’s studio, and even fronted a death metal band.

Now, after centuries together, a mid-life crisis threatens to send them on their separate ways. That is, until a megalomaniac with an apocalypse fetish threatens to end the human race, forcing the once BFFs to stick together to save the world.

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