Foxy Shazam Release New Album For Free Download

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 14:00

Ohio rockers Foxy Shazam have surprised fans by abruptly releasing a new album called Gonzo and, even better, they’ve made it free! The album is in anticipation of the band’s upcoming extensive tour that kicks off May 27th and sees support coming from Larry and His Flask.

Gonzo was recorded with Steve Albini as engineer and was recorded all at once. Singer Eric Nally states the album, “…was written in a room, recorded in a room, all together. It was a shared experience, and an easier process, and things really started to come out. It was a very organic experience, and it shows.

You can download the album below as well as check out tour dates.

GONZO by Foxy Shazam

Tour Dates:
May 27 Harrisburg, PA Fed Live
May 29 Boston, MA The Sinclair
May 30 New York, NY The Bowery Ballroom
May 31 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
Jun 02 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
Jun 03 Richmond, VA Canal Club
Jun 05 Nashville, TN Exit/In
Jun 06 Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern
Jun 07 Charlotte, NC Amos Southend
Jun 09 Ft Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
Jun 10 Tampa, FL Orpheum
Jun 12 Orlando, FL The Social
Jun 13 Jacksonville, FL Freebird
Jun 14 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
Jun 17 St Louis, MO Freebird
Jun 18 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
Jun 20 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
Jun 21 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
Jun 22 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
Jun 24 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace
Jun 25 Buffalo, NY The Waiting Room
Jun 27 Cleveland. OH Grog Shop
Jun 28 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall


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'Nurse' Fight In This Exclusive Featurette!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 13:47

Sexy starlets Paz de la Huerta (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” Enter The Void) and Katrina Bowden (TV’s “30 Rock”) turn up the heat in the excellent thriller, Nurse (read our review), arriving on 3D Blu-ray (plus 2D Blu-ray and Digital HD UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) and Digital HD April 8 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

The scintillating horror film about a nurse with a secret double life as a murderous vixen also stars Corbin Bleu and Judd Nelson.

Check out this exclusive special features clip in which the cast and crew, including Paz de la Huerta and Katrina Bowden, discuss the action in the film, its strong female leads, and some of the poor decisions made by the men in the film. It even has a few nice shots of Paz in lingerie.

By day, nurse Abby Russell (de la Huerta) lovingly attends to the patients at All Saints Memorial Hospital; by night, Abby prowls nightclubs, luring unfaithful men into dangerous liaisons. After Danni (Bowden), a young, sensitive nurse, joins the hospital staff, Abby pursues her friendship. But when the friendship turns to obsession, Danni spurns Abby, unleashing Abby’s fury and a rampage of terror.

Directed by Douglas Aarniokoski (Animals, The Day), who also co-wrote the film with David Loughery (Obsessed), Nurse comes packed with exclusive bonus materials including a “making of” featurette, a behind-the-scenes video where actors Katrina Bowden and Corbin Bleu film themselves on and off set to give us an inside look at the bloody, good fun they had while filming and an audio commentary with director Aarniokoski.

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INSANE New 'Godzilla' Footage Goes to War!!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 13:06

Warner Bros. keeps dropping atomic bombs of promos for Godzilla, the third of which features the most captivating and incredible look at the film’s title character. Watch at the military attack Godzilla on a bridge, filling him with bullets!

Below is a third promo spot from the Gareth Edwards-directed reboot that roared online just seconds ago.

In theaters May 16, “An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Johnson, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Richard T. Jones, Sally Hawkins, Akira Takarada, Victor Rasuk, Yuki Morita, and C.J. Adams star.

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Exclusive Alternate Poster - The Den

Dread Central - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 13:00

It never ceases to amaze me when total strangers will send me Skype requests, like I'm really gonna go have a conversation with someone I don't know. Maybe I should hire the big bad of the new flick The Den (review) to handle my calls? Speaking of which... check out this exclusive alternate poster!

Directed by Zach Donahue, the film stars Melanie Papalia, Adam Shapiro, David Schlactenhaufen, and Matt Riedy.

Synopsis
After receiving a grant for her graduate thesis, Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Papalia) logs onto a video-chat site known as THE DEN on a mission to explore the habits of its users. During one of her random video-chats, Elizabeth watches in horror as a teenage girl is gruesomely murdered in front of her webcam. While the police dismiss it as a viral prank, Elizabeth believes what she saw is real and takes it upon herself to find the truth.

Her life quickly spirals out of control as she gets pulled deeper into the darkest recesses of the internet. And eventually Elizabeth finds herself trapped in a twisted game in which she and her loved ones are targeted for the same grisly fate as the first victim.

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Chicago Readers, See 'Oculus' for Free!!!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:53

Bloody Disgusting is giving fellow Chicagoans a chance to see Relativity’s Oculus (review), Mike Flanagan’s indie haunter, before it hits theaters on April 11!

We have a whopping (20) PAIRS of FREE tickets to see Oculus on APRIL 9. You can reserve and download your tickets by clicking here. Hurry before they’re gone!

SCREENING INFO:

Chicago’s Showplace Icon 16
150 W Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60605
7:00PM

The story centers on a murder that left two children orphans with authorities charging the brother while his sister believed that the true culprit was a haunted antique mirror. Now completely rehabilitated and in his twenties, the brother is ready to move on but his sister is determined to prove that the haunted mirror was responsible for destroying their family.

Karen Gillan, Katee Sackhoff, Brenton Thwaites, Rory Cochrane, Annalise Basso and Garrett Ryan all star.

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Josh Anthony Talks Happy Camp

Dread Central - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:30

Produced by Drew Barrymore’s Flower Films, Josh Anthony’s directorial debut Happy Camp tries to add a little something new to the found footage trope. Anthony was kind enough to take some time to speak with us about his love for the genre amd the challenges of taking the trip to Happy Camp.

He also discussed his high hopes for his first film to be successful enough that he’s allowed to make a second. That’s the dream, right?

DC: There are so many found footage films on the horizon and many that came before. Just to separate you from the pack a little bit, can you talk about the story of Happy Camp?

JA: I wanted to try to evolve it a little bit more. When we first started doing this, it was a little bit stagnant and everyone was trying to do the Blair Witch model. I wanted to shoot it as a film. My main goal was characters and relationships, and I think in genre film you still can do that. Found footage and documentary-style films really get a bad rap because if [people] hear [the term], they’ve already shut their brain off.

DC: What made you want to venture into the woods for a found footage film in the first place? Do you like the conceit of found footage? Have you watched a lot of them and do you watch a lot of horror films?

JA: I watch a ton of horror films. I’m a big fan of The Strangers; that’s absolutely one of my favorite films. I just thought it’d be a really clever way to get started. We had a budget and this was the style of film that we could do without blowing the budget and looking reckless. This was a great start for us and everything we wanted to do just fell into place.

DC: In most of these films, the action comes in the last act. Can you hint at what the ending of Happy Camp is so maybe the fans that are a little skeptical of found footage might take the trip to Happy Camp, so to speak?

JA: I wanted to misdirect a little bit and we kind of take a little twist at the end for a little bit more fun into the genre horror film. We try to take a new stab at some of these style of films. They’ve become formulaic and starting it out as a character piece and then making that turn at the end where it eventually goes, I hope they appreciate it. We wanted to have fun and have the audience enjoy and buy into and have fun with the picture, especially towards the end. These films break that fourth wall and allow the audience to be there, which is something that we tried to do, too.

DC: Why is the film set in 2009 and is there any truth to the disappearances in that area over the years?

JA: The number of disappearances, 627, is a fictional number. Up by Happy Camp there are a lot of missing people. We just thought it would be a great start to a genre horror film.

DC: How did Flower Films get involved? I imagine when they first heard the title Happy Camp they were imagining something quite different.

JA: I’d known Chris Miller at Flower Films for a long time and I’d been working with Flower on and off for the last 12 years and I had known that they wanted to get back into genre films. They had done Donnie Darko in the past and I pitched them the idea and they loved it. I just knew they were trying to get back into these genre films so it was kind of a perfect storm.

DC: Is the horror genre something you want to continue being involved in and what are you doing next?

JA: Absolutely. I’d love to do another one. I have a few broad comedies that are circling around and a couple of really good genre thrillers that I think might change things a little bit, too. Now that this baby is put to bed, hopefully we can get an opportunity. That was the whole goal with Happy Camp... just a chance to get to make another film.

DC: Josh, absolutely do the genre thriller; always do the genre thriller!

Happy Camp is now available on VOD through iTunes and Amazon. Give it a watch!

Synopsis
In the vast wilderness of the Klamath National Forest lies the small logging community of Happy Camp. With a population consisting of only a few hundred souls, this mysterious mountain town has become world renowned for its staggeringly high number of Missing Persons Cases.

Walt and Sandy Tanner adopted a young boy named Michael at the age of 9 and brought him home to Happy Camp, where the couple were raising their young son, Dean. Upon Michael's arrival, the two boys shared an immediate bond, and for the first time in Michael’s life, he had a family. After living in Happy Camp for only two years, however, tragedy struck on the afternoon of October 22, 1989, when Dean Tanner was abducted from the family's home. Michael, although in the same room and seemingly the only witness, oddly had no recollection of the violent crime.

20 years later, a grown Michael Tanner has mustered the courage to face his past in an effort to remember what actually happened to his brother on that fateful day. Under the provocation of his girlfriend, Anne, Michael has reluctantly agreed to have his journey documented by a professional film crew. However, what Michael, Anne, and the crew uncover are dangerous secrets about Happy Camp that will change their lives forever...

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Dread Central Live - Los Angeles Residents: SAVE THE DATE!

Dread Central - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:00

We're using our hiatus wisely here at Dread Central by cooking up something to die for! DC Live will be returning to the scare waves on April 21st with a very special event. If you're in the Los Angeles area, you're gonna want to pay close attention!

Details will be coming soon! In the interim if you missed any episodes, head on over to Dread Central Live on Daily Motion and catch up! It's there you'll find every episode along with a variety of bite sized clips for you to digest! Check 'em out!

Dread Central Live is a live, half-hour news/information/talk show dedicated to covering all aspects of the horror genre.

Hosts Staci Layne Wilson and "Gore Whore" Vanessa Gomez will guide viewers on a weekly journey of keeping current in horror via news updates, interviews with genre and mainstream stars and filmmakers, exclusive clips, trailer premieres, as well as exclusive coverage from set visits for horror feature films and TV shows in production. During the interview portions of the show, fans can submit questions via Twitter and Facebook which may be asked on-air by Staci and Vanessa in real time. DC Editor-in-Chief Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton will also make regular appearances, giving his unique “bat’s eye view” perspective on the genre that has fueled a lifelong obsession with the macabre!

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Vinnie Jones Gets 'Fractured' in This Official Trailer

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:45

After playing at last year’s Screamfest Film Festival in Los Angeles, Night of the Demons director Adam Gierasch’s Schism will be released here in the States as Fractured on April 11, through Seven Arts Entertainment’s new genre label, Dark Arts.

We now have the official trailer for the film starring Callum Blue, Vinnie Jones (Midnight Meat Train) and Ashlynn Yenniem (Human Centipede).

In it, “Dylan White, a cook in Baton Rouge with a normal, boring life. Then horrifying visions start to interrupt his waking moments, and he must face the fact that he literally doesn’t know who he is. Following clues that take him to the dark underbelly of New Orleans, Dylan soon finds both his life and soul in danger.

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Mom Pays an Untimely Visit in this Sneak Peek of Grimm Episode 3.17 - Synchronicity

Dread Central - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:45

Nick gets an unexpected visit from his mother in this latest clip from "Grimm" Episode 3.17, "Synchronicity," but that's just the beginning of the troubles that arrive with her! Check it out, and be sure to tune in on Friday night.

"Grimm" Episode 3.17 - "Synchronicity" (airs 4/4/14; 9-10PM)
ADALIND FINDS A SURPRISING NEW ALLY IN HER EFFORTS TO KEEP HER CHILD SAFE – The Resistance’s plan to keep Adalind (Claire Coffee) safe gets kicked into high gear when an unexpected ally arrives to ensure she and the baby make it out of Europe safely.

In Portland, as Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) prepare for their upcoming wedding, Nick (David Giuntoli) and Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) are reminded of their failed proposal.

Related Story: New Stills from "Grimm" Episode 3.17 - "Synchronicity"

Russell Hornsby, Sasha Roiz, and Reggie Lee also star. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Alexis Denisof, and Philip Anthony-Rodriguez guest star.

For more info visit "Grimm" on NBC.com, check out some InstaGRIMMS on Instagram, "like" "Grimm" on Facebook, and follow "Grimm" on Twitter.







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Trailer for 'Thing'-Inspired 'Blood Glacier'

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:33

Check out the official U.S. trailer for Blood Glacier, the festival hit known as The Station from Rammbock director Marvin Kren!

Inspired by John Carpenter’s The Thing, it will be opening in select theaters and VOD platforms May 2.

Janek is a technician on a climate observation station high up in the German Alps, one of a team of scientists preparing their outpost for visit from the Environment Minister. Their routine is interrupted by a strange discovery; a red liquid pouring from a nearby glacier, melted free from the ice crust that is shrinking with climate change. When the ‘glacier blood’ comes in contact with the local wildlife, it causes changes that are at first curious, then horrifying.

Soon Janek and his team have their hands full defending themselves and the station against a growing horde of biological monstrosities. Using every tool at their disposal they must learn to work together to survive the onslaught…

Also check out the trailer and images from the creature feature below!

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More Cast Members Are Seated for Chad Ferrin's The Chair Adaptation

Dread Central - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:30

As promised a few days when we got the first bit of casting news for the feature adaptation of Alterna Comics' The Chair, more names have signed on to the Chad Ferrin-helmed film, and we have all the info you need right here!

On top of an already talented cast featuring Bill Oberst, Jr., Eric Roberts, Derrick Damions, and Jacob Banser, the three new additions are as follows:

Naomi Grossman (pictured; "American Horror Story: Asylum") as the mother of Death Row inmate Richard Sullivan; Susan Eisenberg (the voice of Wonder Woman from the Justice League animated series) as Ms. Prince, the receptionist to Richard Sullivan's boss, Mr. Bates; and Ferrin regular Timothy Muskatell (Someone's Knocking at the Door, Easter Bunny Kill! Kill!) as prison guard Stevenson.

Ferrin directs a screenplay by Erin Kohut and Peter Simeti.

More casting news is set to come out over the coming weeks, including the role of the lead character, Richard Sullivan, so stay tuned! In the meantime follow @theCHAIRhorror on Twitter and visit TheChairHorror.com.

Synopsis:
Richard Sullivan is an innocent man struggling to escape his fate on Death Row. Witnessing the brutal torture and murder of his fellow inmates, will he find a way to survive, or will the insane events of the prison finally consume him? Everything is not what it seems, and sanity is such an easy thing to lose.

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Anti-Mortem Rocks A Badass Acoustic Cover Of "John The Revelator" (Video Premiere)

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:00

Southern heavy metal stalwart Anti-Mortem have teamed up with Bloody-Disgusting for the US premiere of their acoustic “John The Revelator” cover. The classic gospel blues track was originally recorded in 1930 by Blind Willie Johnson and has since been covered a vast amount of times by artists such as Phil Keaggy, Nick Cave, Beck, Steve Vai, and many more. You can see the rockin’ cover below!

Anti-Mortem is gearing up for the release of their debut album New Southern, which will be released April 29th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. You can pre-order the album here.

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Tour dates with Texas Hippie Coalition:
04/03/14 Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD
04/04/14 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
04/05/14 The Loft @ The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
04/06/14 The Palladium Upstairs – Worcester, MA
04/08/14 Revolution – Amityville (Long Island), NY
04/09/14 Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
04/10/14 The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
04/11/14 Another Hole In The Wall – Steger, IL
04/12/14 POV’s – Spring Lake Park, MN
04/13/14 Route 20 Outhouse – Racine, WI
04/15/14 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA


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Exclusive: Matty Beckerman Talks Alien Abduction and The Brown Mountain Lights Phenomenon

Dread Central - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:00

Matty Beckerman’s unsettling extraterrestrial thriller, Alien Abduction, will be landing on VOD and in limited theatrical release via IFC Midnight on April 4th and we had a chance to catch up with the director and discuss all things extraterrestrial.

Based around the real-life Brown Mountain Lights phenomenon down in North Carolina, a vacationing family winds up taking a much longer ride than they had planned for. Below, Beckerman himself talks in detail about the film and what inspired him to look up to the stars to find his latest inspiration.

DC: I’ve seen a lot of found footage movies, more than I care to even mention, and few of them were as effective as this one actually is. The Brown Mountain Lights are based on an actual phenomena, correct?

MB: Oh yeah, it’s very very real. I’ve seen the lights myself and taken video of them and pictures of them. It’s completely real.

DC: In the film, when the family first encountered the lights when they’re woken up in the middle of the night... is that how the lights actually appear or is that more of your spin on things?

MB: No, that’s what they look like. They are about four or five feet wide and they shoot off in different directions and they float above the mountain line. It’s completely freaky.

DC: When you decided to do a movie about this, what made you feel like the found footage way was the way to go as opposed to more of a narrative structure?

MB: Well, I met with a psychologist who had a patient that was autistic and this patient brought a video camera everywhere he went. That was the way he was able to communicate with the rest of the world and really connect with people was by using this video camera. And I thought it was a terrific medium to tell this story.

DC: It was one of the few found footage movies I’ve seen where there was actually a reason for the camera to be rolling. In terms of creature design, they were all practical, right?

MB: Yeah, everything we did, we had such a small budget we couldn’t afford CG. So, everything we did was all practical and I like the practical stuff more. It looks more authentic and you get that real feeling that something’s actually in the room, it doesn’t move awkwardly. It’s a completely realistic feeling. The actors can react to it the right way, too.

DC: Speaking of the actors, in a lot of found footage some of the dialogue is improvised. Was this scripted? Did you give them an outline?

MB: We had a whole script written but we went off script I’d say 90 percent of them time. We had to get from point A to point B and we gave the actors enough room to improvise and really get into who these characters were. And most of these characters are really just the same people who were the actors. There’s no real difference between them and the people they were playing. It was easy for them to do this ad-libbing.

DC: It all comes off as very natural. Joshua P. Warren, a noted Brown Mountain Lights investigator, appears in the film... did you interview him specifically for the movie or was that pre-existing footage?

MB: No, I interviewed him and all the locals up there, and the scientist at Appalachian State University - the Professor of Physics and Astronomy. Those are real people who have witnessed the lights and know all about it. I interviewed a bunch of locals, too, who claim they’ve been abducted there, who know the lights. That’s all real footage, it’s all authentic … Some people refused to let me put it out because they claim they’d been abducted there, including police officers. These aren’t people who are wacko’s, they’re people who have jobs and who have lives.

DC: Was the flick filmed on location?

MB: It was. Everything was filmed where the real lights are see: Burke County, North Carolina; in Avery County, North Carolina; in Watauga County, North Carolina; and in Bryson City.

DC: Did you guys see anything while you were filming?

MB: Yeah! Totally. I took the whole crew there and we witnessed the lights one night and actually took pictures of it. I put the pictures up on my personal website and put a little blog together on it and the pictures are up there, you can take a look.

DC: Will we be seeing some of this stuff on the DVD extras when we cross that bridge?

MB: I hope so. I just put this EPK of behind-the-scenes stuff together and we’ll see what makes it and what doesn’t.

Again, Alien Abduction, will be landing on VOD and in limited theatrical release via IFC Midnight on April 4th. Don’t get abducted!

Written by Robert Lewis, Alien Abduction stars Katherine Sigismund, Corey Eid, Riley Polanski, Jillian Clare, Jeff Bowser, and Peter Holden.

Synopsis
A terrifying sci-fi story inspired by dramatic found footage, Alien Abduction preys on our fear of the unknown as we follow an average American family who find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time.

While driving to a campsite in the Brown Mountains of North Carolina, the Morris family's GPS malfunctions, and they are lead to a remote tunnel surrounded by abandoned vehicles. The father, Peter Morris, is abducted, leaving his traumatized wife and children to flee and seek refuge in a nearby cabin. There they are horrified to learn that strange lights in the nearby mountains have been linked to alien abduction and human sacrifice for centuries.

When their attempts to alert the authorities are intercepted by the deadly extraterrestrial threat, the surviving members of the family find themselves under siege. A brutal and bloody attack unfolds as we witness the horrors through the lens of the youngest child's video camera.

Learn more over on Alien Abduction's viral website!

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Fear Is Born in this New Teaser for Rosemary's Baby

Dread Central - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:45

Finally a new teaser has arrived for NBC's two-part "Rosemary's Baby" TV-movie that shows off a bit of footage. It's not much, but it does give us an indication of the tone they're going for as well as another nice look at Zoe Saldana's bulging belly.

This new adaptation centers on a young married couple who escape New York and move to Paris with hopes of leaving their sad past behind. After a series of unfortunate events, Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse are presented with an offer they can’t refuse: an apartment at the most prestigious address in the city.

Problem is, it comes with a haunted past and an immeasurable price.

Related Story: Get Another Look at Rosemary's Baby

Rosemary (Zoe Saldana; Avatar, Star Trek Into Darkness) and Guy (Patrick J. Adams; “Suits”) are incredulous at their good fortune and find comfort in a strange city among their new friends and neighbors, the Castevets. This well-to-do successful older couple takes the newcomers under their wing and become very involved with the Woodhouses’ lives. Things seem to be perfect as Rosemary becomes pregnant and Guy’s career takes off. As their spirited best friend, Guy’s co-worker Julie (Christina Cole), spends quality time with Rosemary in the city, she finds Rosemary’s health worrying and cautions both of them that something isn’t right. Soon there are other signs warning Rosemary to be careful.

Guy seems to be pulling away from Rosemary and spending a great deal of time hanging around with Roman Castevet (Jason Isaacs; Harry Potter franchise). Roman’s wife, the whimsical Margaux Castevet (Carole Bouquet; For Your Eyes Only), assures Rosemary her herbs and holistic medicine will help with the pregnancy, but are they helping or hurting? Rosemary’s quizzical nature leads her to investigate the building and its past residents. She uncovers a dark past and realizes who Roman Castevet truly is. But is it too late? Are the Castavets’ perceived sinister motives legitimate or all in the pregnancy brain of Rosemary?

In this new four-hour, two-part psychological thriller written by Scott Abbott (Queen of the Damned) and James Wong (Final Destination 3, “American Horror Story,” “The X-Files”) and directed by Agnieszka Holland (Europa Europa, “The Wire,” “Treme”), Rosemary quickly finds herself surrounded by peculiar people and startling occurrences. Isolated in her apartment in a city where she doesn’t speak the language, she begins to fear the worst: Guy may have made a pact with their neighbors, promising their newborn as a human sacrifice in occult rituals in exchange for a writing career. To what lengths would someone be willing to go for success and fortune?

“Rosemary’s Baby” is executive produced by Joshua D. Maurer, Alixandre Witlin, and David Stern and produced by City Entertainment, KippSter Entertainment, and Lionsgate Television.

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First Look at Spavine Stitched Together

Dread Central - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:30

Looking for an indie horror fix? On tap right now is your first look at Spavine, which will be having its premiere at the Lagniappe Film Festival in May. Check out the first one-sheet and a handful of stills!

Spavine was written and directed by Tiffany Heath and stars Denton Blane Everett (Psychic Experiment), Tiffany Heath (Mulberry Stains), and Jake Austin. Phil Nichols/Facades FX handled the special makeup effects, including the mask you see on the poster below.

"With this film the Spavine team set out to strike a balance between classic gore like Texas Chainsaw and Hitchcockian psychological suspense," says Heath. "Spavine has an art-house film look but isn't 'snobby' in that it really cares about the audience and gives them the proper dose of gore, terror, suspense, and overall real life madness. There is nothing supernatural in the movie. Every bit of this story could really happen to you... which is the kind of terror that keeps me up at night making sure the windows are locked and the baseball bat is on the nightstand. This was my first venture into the terror genre, and I'm hooked! I had too much fun researching serial killers like Ed Gein and real life stories of animalistic abuse."

"Spavine was one of two films that I helped produce last summer (the other being Clinger), and they couldn't be further apart on the tonal scale," says producer Mel House. "Clinger is a horrific romantic comedy/tragedy with dark moments; whereas, Spavine is dark to the core - blacker than black at times, claustrophobic, unsettling, and gets under your skin in a very real way. Tiffany mentioned Chainsaw... I think, much like that film, the grueling experience of making Spavine probably impressed itself on the footage we captured. It was a brutal couple of weeks in sweltering East Texas... but I think that the professionalism of our bare bones crew, Tiffany's unwavering vision, Phil's sickening (in a good way) FX work, and a truly dedicated cast in Denton, Tiffany, and Jake combined to make something genuinely unique and nightmarish. I can't wait to see it unfold on the big screen in May."

Synopsis
Plagued by nightmares and obsessive sleepwalking, Darcy Baker can’t purge her mind of the animalistic abuse she suffered as a child at the hands of her mother. When Darcy’s therapist, Ryan, is informed that her family homestead, the very source of her nightmares, has been abandoned, he is eager to get her back there and pull the suppressed memories to the surface in order to start her journey of healing. While Darcy has no interest in walking through the door to that hell, she does have a deep desire to win the love of Ryan and succumbs to his wishes to return to her childhood home. Upon arriving at the decrepit house, she and Ryan discover that the fear mother ignites in Darcy still lives. Even more unsettling, they uncover the existence of ten-year-old Sam, a feral mute, who keeps his secrets dangerously close to his heart. Ryan admirably risks it all to heal both Sam and Darcy, but is their blood bond thicker than the healing waters he has to offer?

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Mastodon States New Album Is Done!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:00

Sludge metal band Mastodon has announced via Facebook that their new album is basically completed and that it is in the final stages of being mastered. This album will be the followup to 2011′s The Hunter.

The band is currently getting ready for their upcoming tour with Gojira and Kvelertak. You can see the tour dates below.

APRIL
29 Portland, OR Roseland Theater

MAY
01 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
02 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theater
03 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
07 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
08 Chicago, IL The Riviera Theater
09 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
12 Buffalo, NY The Town Ballroom
13 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
15 New York, NY Terminal 5
16 Boston, MA The Palladium
17 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
16-18 Columbus, OH Rock On The Range


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Exclusive Afflicted Poster Premiere; Your Chance to Win One!

Dread Central - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:00

Exclusive time, kids! On tap right now is a brand new one-sheet for the first feature film from Derek Lee and Clif Prowse, Afflicted (review), which won big at last year's Fantastic Fest, nabbing awards for Best Director, Best Screenplay, and even Best Picture. Like it? We also have a chance for you to win it! Read on!

The poster comes to us from artist Ryan Lynn and we're giving it away along with 2 other alternate posters (3 posters total) to three lucky winners!

To enter for your chance to win, just send us an e-mail to contests@dreadcentral.com including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS. We’ll take care of the rest.

Please note that this contest will end at 12:01 AM PT on Monday, April 14, 2014.

CBS Films will release Afflicted in theaters and on various VOD outlets on April 4th. Look for it on iTunes, Amazon, VUDU, Google Play, Cable On Demand, Playstation, and Xbox.

The film stars Lee, Prowse, and Baya Rehaz.

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

Learn more over on the official Afflicted website!

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[TV] Latest "Rosemary's Baby" Promo Gives Birth to Fear

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 09:30

Fear is born in a second promo, the first with footage, from NBC’s “Rosemary’s Baby”, their four-hour miniseries adaptation of the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin. Zoe Saldana plays the new Rosemary.

Red Lights‘ Carole Bouquet, Doghouse‘s Christina Cole and Jason Isaacs also star in the series directed by Agnieska Holland and produced by Lionsgate TV.

It centers on Rosemary Woodhouse (Zoe Saldana), a young wife and would-be mother who, with her husband Guy (Patrick J. Adams), moves into a Paris apartment that has a dark past. After finally getting pregnant, she becomes increasingly suspicious that both her husband and their mysterious neighbors have ulterior motives about the future of her child.

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New Look at Dexter in 'Cold in July'

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 09:27

Jim Mickle is becoming a genre icon, having directed Mulberry Street, Stake Land and We Are What We Are.

His latest offering premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this past January, and was quickly snatched up by IFC Films.

We now have a batch of stills from Cold In July, the Mickle-directed drama that stars “Dexter’s” Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard, Don Johnson and Vinessa Shaw. It will be opening on VOD and in limited theaters on May 23.

How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane (Michael C. Hall) puts a bullet in the brain of low-life burglar Freddy Russell (Wyatt Russell). Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when Freddy’s ex-con father, Ben (Sam Shepard), rolls into town, hell-bent on revenge.

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'Amityville' Haunts Daughter (Exclusive)

bloody disgusting - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 09:19

We continue to be on the front lines for all things Amityville with some more casting.

I hear exclusively that McKenna Grace, from “Young and the Restless” has been cast.

Leigh will be playing Joan, a single mother raising three kids all on her own. The family move into the infamous “Amityville” house, only to learn that it has a very dark history. Grace will play the youngest daughter of Leigh’s character.

Disney Channel sensation Bella Thorn was also recently cast.

Maniac and P2‘s Franck Khalfoun will be directing the new Amityville Horror, which goes into production this week in L.A.

The found-footage angle has been dropped from the film, which is to be distributed January 2, 2015 by TWC-Dimension.

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