One of the coolest fan films we’ve seen in awhile was the “Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness,” courtesy of “Slash/Up,” a multiverse fanfilm web-series that was also behind “Sarah Connor vs. Jason.”
Now, they’ve informed us that they’re hard at work on “Ash vs. The DC Dead,” which they say “is basically a gigantic middle finger to the house of mouse.”
Why? Well, they were forced to remove “Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness”, which has now returned to YouTube in all of its glory!
It features Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Wolverine, oh, and Ash using Iron Man’s repulser beam on a zombie. Fuk yeah!
If you thought the 80s were dead — think again! On September 1st, Anchor Bay Entertainment goes full 80s retro with Lost After Dark, a loving but harrowing homage that takes audiences back to the decade when slashers ruled the silver screen. The directing debut of writer/director Ian Kessner, Lost After Dark is said to feature visceral, old-school prosthetic “kills,” and pop songs pulsing to an electronic beat.
“Spring Ball, 1984. Adrienne (Kendra Timmins, Midnight Sun, “Wingin’ It”), a straight-A student, joins her quarterback crush Sean (Justin Kelly, Maps To The Stars, Big Muddy) and some friends in sneaking out of their high school dance for some unsupervised mayhem. The teens’ party plans hit a snag when they run out of gas on a deserted road. They head out on foot and discover a rundown farmhouse where they hope to find help. Instead they find themselves at the mercy of Junior Joad (Mark Wiebe, Sweet Karma), a cannibal killer from an urban legend. After the brutal murder of one of their friends, the group’s quest for help becomes one of survival. Will anyone survive the night?”
Produced by Goldrush Entertainment’s Eric Gozlan and co-written by Bo Ransdell, Lost After Dark features Robert Patrick (Terminator 2, From Dusk ‘Til Dawn), Eve Harlow (“The 100″), Stephan James (Selma), Jesse Camacho (Kick-Ass 2), Elise Gatien (Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days), Alexander Calvert (Lost Boys: The Tribe), Lanie McAuley (Scarecrow), and David Lipper (Black Widower), as well as fun cameos from Sarah Fisher (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”) and Rick Rosenthal (Director of Halloween II & Halloween: Resurrection).
From Kickstarter to the Croisette at Cannes Film Festival – it’s almost a scenario as outlandish as the plot of the retro mythical mash-up. This past weekend Laser Unicorn’s Kung Fury premiered in The Directors’ Fortnight shorts programme.
The VHS was loaded and the 30 minutes of pure nostalgia porn raised the roof with the crowd-funded final film.
Cast and crew attended as the humble director and star took to the stage and read from prompt cards to steady his nerves.
Read no further if you want to remain pure and spoiler free for the online release on May 28th. I’ll leave you by saying Kung Fury is the Avengers Assemble if it had been made in the 90’s. It’s great and I hope it beats Gangnam style as the most watched YouTube video of all time.
The short utilizes the iconic shots from the trailer while expanding on the narrative. From the douche villain skateboard flipping car moment we cut to an arcade machine where some bros get sad at ending their game. Their game is ended when the arcade cabinet transforms more realistically than anything Michael Bay has done before erupting on to the street, flipping people the bird while delivering deadly laser blows to all and sundry. With the disturbance being reported, the police send their best man to diffuse the emergency – Enter Kung Fury!
Arriving on the scene KF takes on the corrupt console in ever outlandish montage moments perforated with tracking & static VHS breaks. After giving him a game over screen we learn about KF’s origin & powers. Through being struck by lightning & bitten a cobra he was born, naturally.
Losing his buddy in a grizzly ninja slice we learn of his reluctance to take on a new team mate in the form of Tricera-cop – a Jurassic partner in fighting crime with an inexplicable British accent & crotch homing bullets.
Hitler & Hackerman are introduced through a hilarious cell phone scene which sets into motion the events that transport KF back to the era of Vikings & dinosaurs.
Making friends through history Kung Fury eventually makes it to Nazi Germany to face off against Kung Führer & his legion of SS Soldiers.
Faux product placement & hand drawn animation connect the other events of the film before a team up across time & the Hoff sung closing credits.
There’s a lot of style, epic one liners & heart but ultimately it’s been seen before through the work of Astron-6 or more recently in Turbo Kid. With the a feature in the works it’s hard to tell if the material can stretch out to a full length version or if the thirst for the absurd throwback culture would have quenched by that point of delivery.
If Jurassic World sucks & when Terminator Genisys inevitably does, turn to Kung Fury on repeat to make everything better in the world.
We told you about Tricia Lee’s upcoming One Drop a little over a month ago, and now, after two years of development, one month of pre-production, nineteen days of principal photography, one day of B-unit shooting, twenty-seven drafts of the script, several buckets of blood, a big pile of guts, many many creatures, and a few sleepless nights, it is in the can! Even better, we have a teaser trailer for the film to share!
With the exception of veteran genre king Julian Richings (“Supernatural,” “Orphan Black”), One Drop was the first horror film experience for several newcomers to the genre: Lara Gilchrist (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Defying Gravity”), Benjamin Arthur (“Working the Engels,” “Less than Kind”), Torri Higginson (“Stargate: Atlantis”), and Mark Taylor (“Flashpoint,” “Instant Star”). The film also features an appearance by Peter Blankenstein (Human Centipede I, II, and III).
The producers told us, “This amazingly talented and dedicated cast poured their hearts into their roles and worked closely with director Tricia Lee to create three-dimensional characters that have rich layers and interesting back stories. They embraced the horror genre with enthusiasm and provided our editor with plenty of scares, stunts, and emotionally raw moments. Lee is one of very few female directors to lead genre projects from beginning to end and tap into something that resonates with audiences around the world. With Tricia Lee and Chris Luckhardt at the helm, our tireless crew was able to bring the script to life, making One Drop’s two-year journey one step closer to finishing. But as we head straight into post-production, we still need help from the fans. With only a few days left on our Indiegogo campaign, their support to help us reach our $20,000 goal will go a long way to ensuring that One Drop will have the highest quality visual effects, a strong sound design, and the perfect music to set the mood.”
Ready to venture back into “Wayward Pines” with us on Thursday? We are already 100% hooked on the show, and if you are too, here are three new sneak peeks of the upcoming Episode 1.03, “Our Town, Our Law.” Here’s hoping they manage to keep up the surprises like Juliette Lewis’ “reckoning” that ended last week’s installment!
“Wayward Pines” Episode 1.03 – “Our Town, Our Law” (airs 5/28/15; 9-10 PM)
Following Beverly’s “reckoning” in the town square, Ethan is shocked by Kate’s participation in the heinous act. Although determined to find his way out of Wayward Pines, Ethan meets real estate agent Peter McCall (guest star Justin Kirk), who gives him a new house.
Meanwhile, Theresa and Ben head to Idaho to find Ethan, who has another run-in with Sheriff Pope.
Cast: Matt Dillon as Ethan Burke; Melissa Leo as Nurse Pam; Carla Gugino as Kate Hewson Ballinger; Toby Jones as Dr. Jenkins; Terrence Howard as Sheriff Pope; Juliette Lewis as Beverly; Shannyn Sossamon as Theresa Burke; Tim Griffin as Adam Hassler; Charlie Tahan as Ben Burke; Reed Diamond as Harold Ballinger. Guest Cast: Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Arlene Moran; Justin Kirk as Peter McCall; BJ Harrison as Receptionist.
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With the title of “Operating Table,” it’s no wonder the new promo for “Teen Wolf” Season 5, which focuses on Tyler Posey’s Scott, left us feeling a bit queasy. Beginning this June, “Bad blood will reign!”
The 20-episode fifth season of “Teen Wolf” kicks off via a two-part premiere on June 29th and 30th.
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We’re still extremely high on the majesty that Mad Max: Fury Road (review) was, and we can only pray that the upcoming video game Mad Max is as good. Hell, even if it’s a tenth as good as the movie, that means it will kick a copious amount of ass.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Avalanche Studios today unveiled the Mad Max “Savage Road” trailer, showing Max, who is left for dead as his cherished Interceptor is stolen by the merciless Wasteland tyrant Scrotus and his warboys. Max must rebuild a powerful new war machine to escape the deadly Wasteland and can only do that with the aid of his quirky sidekick and expert mechanic, Chumbucket.
Mad Max will be released on September 1, 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.
EW has posted several photos from the set of AMC’s upcoming spinoff series “Fear The Walking Dead“, which is currently shooting in Vancouver, Canada. The photos show stars Cliff Curtis and Kim Dickens as well as show creator Dave Erickson, producer and comic creator Robert Kirkman, and more. You won’t see much in the way of action or zombies, so don’t get your hopes up too high. Still, it’s great to see the team who is making this a reality.
“Fear the Walking Dead,” which is set in Los Angeles and focuses on new characters and storylines, stars Kim Dickens (Gone Girl, “Sons of Anarchy”) as Madison, Cliff Curtis (“Missing,” “Gang Related”) as Travis, Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) as Nick and Alycia Debnam-Carey (Into the Storm) as Alicia. Also joining the cast as series regulars are Elizabeth Rodriguez (“Orange is the New Black”) as Liza and Mercedes Mason (Quarantine 2: Terminal) as Ofelia.
More photos can be seen at the above link.
Okay, X-philes, this one’s for you! Entertainment Weekly caught up with “The X-Files” star David Duchovny to talk about what fans can expect when the series returns to Fox next year.
“I just read it [the script] about an hour ago, and I started crying reading the first page,” says Duchovny. “It was just so strange to see the names on the page. It had nothing to do with the script itself. It was just like, I’d been talking about this for a long time. We’d been planning it for a long time. It took a long time to get all the people in the same place and get the deal with Fox. So let’s say two years we’ve been talking about doing it. Now it’s the fun part. Now we actually get to do it. That was nice and strangely emotional for me, and I’ll have to figure out how to use that [in the performance].”
Even cooler? Duchovny says he’s open for more after this return.
“I would be open to doing another cycle. I don’t know that I could do a 20-episode version of this show at this point in my life, and I don’t know that Gillian could. But I think everybody is open-ended on what happens after this. Certainly, we didn’t bring it back with the idea of ending it.”
Returning actors announced thus far include stars Duchovny and Gillian Anderson (Mulder and Scully) plus Mitch Pileggi (FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner) and William B. Davis (Cigarette-Smoking Man).
“The X-Files” originally premiered in September 1993. Over the course of its nine-season run, the influential series went from breakout sci-fi favorite to massive global hit and became one of the most successful television dramas of all time. The show earned 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes, and a Peabody Award. Look for “The X-Files” to open on Fox Sunday, January 24, 2016.
David Duchovny is a National treasure.
While he’s an astounding actor who’s criminally underrated, what I love most about him is how honest he is with the press. And now that “The X-Files” reunion is a real thing, he’s being asked about it in every interview.
Just the other day he told EW that he got emotional when reading the new “X-Files” revival script.
“I just read it about an hour ago and I started crying reading the first page. It was just so strange to see the names on the page. It had nothing to do with the script itself. It was just like, I’d been talking about this for a long time. We’d been planning it for a long time. It took a long time to get all the people in the same place and get the deal with Fox. So let’s say two years we’ve been talking about doing it. Now it’s the fun part. Now we actually get to do it. That was nice and strangely emotional for me, and I’ll have to figure out how to use that [in the performance].”
Duchovny got emotional because he was so happy about a project, which is as rare and magical as a unicorn in Hollywood. It makes me emotional knowing that, after all of these years, he’s still this invested in both the character and the project. Duchovny is going to put his all into Fox Mulder’s return, even if it’s only 6 episodes.
But alas, there’s always talk of more, and Duchovny is so dedicated he’d like “The X-Files” to continue past this closing arc.
“I would be open to doing another cycle,” Duchovny said. “I don’t know that I could do a 20-episode version of this show at this point in my life, and I don’t know that Gillian could. But I think everybody is open ended on what happens after this. Certainly, we didn’t bring it back with the idea of ending it.”
Gillian Anderson has been just as vocal about her love of the franchise that launched her career. And being a regular on “Hannibal” is eating up much of her time, as well as a wide variety of other projects. With streaming services taking over the world, I think there’s a lot of opportunity to see “X-Files” go further than 6 episodes. And frankly, I like the idea of short, self-contained stories that get straight to the point. There’s nothing worse having to sit through “filler” episodes just to get to the finale’s big reveal, right?!
FOX is getting ready for a big push, setting “The X-Files” for return on Sunday, January 24, 2016. If it’s as big as I think it’s going to be, be prepared to believe in more than just Mulder and Scully…
Our friends over at IndieWire scored the red band trailer for Felt (review), a horror thriller that follows the real-life story of artist Amy Everson, who struggles to cope with past sexual trauma and the daily aggressions of a male-dominated society. Check it out here along with some new artwork!
Throughout the film Amy tries to take back the power she lost in her sexual assault by wearing costumes that re-appropriate the male form, which ends up pushing her further into a world of her own making.
Once producer/director Jason Banker was introduced to Amy’s world, he became fascinated with her story and her art and decided to make a film based on her experiences that blurs the line between narrative and documentary. Banker co-wrote the film with Everson, who also stars. Her co-stars include Kentucker Audley, Ryan Creighton, Elisabeth Ferrara, and Roxanne Lauren Knouse.
Amy is an artist hanging on by a thread. Trying to overcome a recent trauma while coping with the subtle aggressions she experiences daily from the men around her, Amy’s art turns toward the creation of grotesquely costumed alter egos that re-appropriate the male form. While giving her the sense of power and domination she craves, acting as these characters pushes her further from her friends and into her own world. When she meets Kenny, a seemingly nice guy who wants to understand her, she opens herself up to him – but that vulnerability comes at a dangerous cost.
Based on the real experiences and art of co-writer/star Amy Everson and completely blurring the line between narrative and documentary, co-writer/director/producer Jason Banker’s Felt doesn’t just point a finger at rape culture; it takes a full on swing at it, creating a feminist thriller that audiences will be hard-pressed to shake off.
We learned last month that IFC Midnight will be releasing first-time director Benni Diez’s Stung later this year, but at the time an official date wasn’t announced. That changes today!
Stung will be opening July 3rd in theaters and on VOD.
The film stars Clifton Collins, Jr., Jessica Cook, and Lance Henriksen.
In a remote country villa set amid foggy rural farmlands, the elderly widow of a pharmaceutical magnate holds an annual garden party for the local elite in honor of her late husband. But the festivities take a grisly turn when a plague of giant killer wasps is unleashed on the unsuspecting partygoers, leaving the caterers, Julia and Paul, pitted against the seven-foot mutant predators in a deadly fight for survival.
A delightfully gory horror comedy from first-time director/mad scientist Benni Diez, Stung revels in its outlandish premise, never shying away from the opportunity to showcase the film’s gruesome creations. With its seamless blend of CGI and oozing practical effects, this modern update of the ’80s creature feature is a thrilling and inventive roller coaster ride.
Bloody Disgusting earned today that IFC Midnight’s disappointing creature feature Stung, which focuses on two catering staff at a fancy garden party who battle a mutated species of wasp, will be arriving on BOD July 3rd.
Matt O’Leary (Frailty, Death Sentence), Jessica Cook, Peter Stormare and Lance Henriksen (Aliens) all star in the horror comedy, which Trace says “doesn’t leave a lingering sting.”
In Stung, “In a remote country villa set amid foggy rural farmlands, the elderly widow of a pharmaceutical magnate holds an annual garden party for the local elite in honor of her late husband. But the festivities take a grisly turn when a plague of giant killer wasps is unleashed on the unsuspecting partygoers, leaving the caterers Julia and Paul pitted against the seven-foot mutant predators in a deadly fight for survival.”
Benni Diez directs Stung, and Christian Becker and Benjamin Munz of Munich and Berlin-based Rat Pack Filmproduction produce.
A new featurette has arrived for the upcoming Jurassic World, and this time around we’re given “A Look Inside” the Park. Check it out as you prep for the film’s June 12th premiere!
Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, BD Wong, and Judy Greer star in the film, which will be released June 12th in 3D by Universal Pictures.
Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) penned the script with Derek Connolly and directs. Steven Spielberg and Thomas Tull executive produce, and Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley produce Jurassic World, a new sci-fi terror adventure set 22 years after the horrific events of the original Jurassic Park.
Last chance not to see the creature as its image appears below under the trailers.
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This year, I started posting monthly release schedules because I figured it’d be easier to digest, as opposed to one for the entire year, which I may as well have titled “here’s everything” that’s coming this year. Good luck, suckas!” When I published the release schedule for May, the selection was sparse. Now, this month has become just as saturated with spooky video games as the rest of the year has been. Isn’t this great?
The latest horror game to get a release date is Homesick. The goal of this puzzle exploration game is to explore the abandoned building you’ve been trapped inside for clues that might shed some light on why you’re there and why you’re having horrific nightmares every time you go to sleep.
Homesick hits Steam on May 28.
The concept behind Predator is one that’s never been fully realized.
When you step back and really think about it, why do the Predator films only take place in modern day? If these alien beings have been hunting humans for sport for such a long period of time, why haven’t any filmmakers explored a historical battle?
James Bushe has just released his 27-minute long fan film, Predator: Dark Ages, which pits a Predator against a Templar Knight. It’s a really cool concept that imagines a Predator film in the world of “Game of Thrones”.
“Set during the Crusades, the faith and fighting skills of a group of Templar Knights is put to the test when they encounter the Predator. Their battle is the thing Myths and Legends are born from.”
Personally, I think it’s way too long, and while DP Simon Rowling does an astounding job, the Predator costume is a bit clunky as are the fight sequences. Still, it’s worth checking out…
Predator: Dark Ages stars Adrian Bouchet, Amed Hashimi, Sabine Crossen, Ben loyd-Holmes, Jon Campling, Joe Egan and Philip Lane.
Director Paul Feig recently spoke with MTV about his upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, which will feature Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones as the new busters.
In a brief interview, Feig speaks to the dilemma of both acknwoleding the original films, but also not letting it become a distraction. He’s found “balance.”
“You don’t want to pretend the other one didn’t exist, because I think that’s a little too in your face, but you also don’t want to be so slavish to the other one,” said Feig. “I think we found a really good balance. Katie Dippold, who is writing the script with me, is just so good, and so good at kind of going, ’these are the things I love.’ Well okay, let’s do the nods towards that. I think everybody will be very happy.
“The problem is, I’ve got so many amazing women that I know, and I can’t write movies that have enough parts for everybody. There’s so many women I haven’t worked with yet who I’m desperate to work with. I need to keep doing more movies, and more people have to hire these people, and don’t leave it to me, because I can only do so many movies. So Hollywood, start hiring these funny women and giving them movies, please.”
You can watch the short video interview below.
Gremlins, The Hole and The Howling director Joe Dante is back with another genre pic, the zomnedy Burying the Ex, which will be releasing on both UK and U.S. home video June 19th, 2015.
A new trailer has been released for Burying the Ex starring Fright Night‘s Anton Yelchin, Texas Chainsaw 3D‘s Alexandra Daddario, and The Apparition‘s Ashley Greene, and it’s a really good time. It sets up the drama and comedy nicely, being that Yelchin’s girlfriend (Greene) dies, is resurrected, and thinks they’re still together. It gets a little kinky…
Check out our report from the set here.
“Burying the Ex follows Max (Yelchin), an all-around nice guy, and his overbearing but incredibly beautiful girlfriend, Evelyn (Greene). Their relationship takes a nosedive after they decide to move in together and Evelyn turns out to be a controlling, manipulative nightmare. Max knows it’s time to call it quits, but there’s just one problem: he’s terrified of breaking up with her. Fate steps in when Evelyn is involved in a freak accident and dies, leaving Max single and ready to mingle. Max eventually meets Olivia (Daddario), a cute and spirited girl who just might be his soul mate, only to learn that Evelyn has risen from her grave and is determined to get her boyfriend back…even if that means turning him into one of the undead.”
Included in the patch is a brand new map for you to paint red with Zed blood. Volter Manor takes us to a modern fortress that’s set on a Swiss cliff side and practically brimming with secrets. Sounds like the ideal place to “This is Sparta!” unsuspecting Zeds right off the cliff.
The update also introduces a number of tweaks, bug fixes and new achievements, as well as the return of Item Hunts. Owners of the original Killing Floor will likely recognize the voices of Alan Wilson and Mark Hayler, who reprise their roles as Masterson and Briar. The two classic characters will only be unlocked if you own the first game.
The PS4-exclusive teen slasher game Until Dawn has a release date, and that day is August 25. Supermassive Games has been quietly toiling away on what looks like a sufficiently frightening horror game about a gaggle of teens — or maybe it’s a murder of teens — who reunite in a secluded cabin only to find themselves getting picked off one by one by a masked murderer.
That’s plenty exciting, but what’s even more exciting is the fact that just a scant few months are all that stand between us and the first (of many) upcoming slasher games.
Until Dawn stalks the PS4 on August 25.