Does “Destiny” live up to the hype? In this week’s content-packed show, Don and Justin discuss just that, and also, what will the game’s long-term future look like? And just what parties are Don and Justin late to? Edge of Tomorrow, The Bridge, and even “The Walking Dead” to name but a few.
LEGO is now the largest toy company in the world. The expensive little bricks have captured the imagination of youth for decades, and has since been made into a feature film, the incredible LEGO Movie. Now, people are pushing for the creation of LEGO sets from Jaws to Ghostbusters, which has made LEGO cool even for adults.
Custom LEGO makers Minifigs.me has already been at it for quite some time, creating horror-themed LEGO known as “Oh the Horror!”
They’re hoping to add a little jeapordy to your toy-chest with their second series of custom-printed horror minifigures, depicting seven more iconic horror characters!
With names like ‘Pincushion’, ‘Boomstick’ and ‘Creepy Doll’, you don’t have to be a horror aficionado to see they are a tongue in cheek tribute to some of our all-time favourite horror flicks. All of them are fully custom using LEGO pieces and printed directly with state of the art printing technology.
These creepy-cute little guys can be found over at http://www.minifigs.me/horror.
From Christian Sesma, the director of Night Crew, comes Lost Time, a new sci-fi alien abduction indie starring Rochelle Vallese, Luke Goss, Robert Davi, Lin Shaye, Derek Mears and Jenni Blong.
In the film, “After leaving a doctor visit with the worst news, Valerie Dreyfuss and her sister Melissa come to a stop on a lonely stretch of road. Their car is engulfed by a blinding light….12 hours later Valerie wakes to the horror that her sister is gone, nowhere to be found.”
Check out the first trailer, poster and still from the alien abduction film from Spotlight Pictures. The trailer actually looks pretty interesting, mixing in elements of “The X-Files” and Fire In the Sky. I like that possibly the government is working with the extraterrestrial beings?
It’s been close to a year since we last got an update on Ryan Lightbourn’s Sleepwalkers, but the first-time feature director is wrapping up post-production now, and a new trailer has come our way.
The film was written and directed by Lightbourn and stars Ansley Gordon, Amanda Phillips, Tommy Goodman, Ben Owen, and Ben Evans. Producers are Lightbourn, Aviva Christie, Tim Story, and Jesse Fox. It’s only a few short months away from completion and has been submitted to a number of film festivals.
The new trailer for Sleepwalkers, a vicious creature feature, was shot in the bayous and swamps of Florida, helping to create its dark tone. An official release date will follow shortly; in the meantime enjoy this sneak peek along with some new stills.
Sleepwalkers tells the story of five college students as they attempt to enjoy a festive spring break getaway, only to encounter a deadly, nocturnal presence. As horrific events unfold, the group joins forces with a local convenience store owner and a prison escapee. Nighttime approaches, and they must set aside their differences and use their wits to survive.
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In the latest clip from Magnet’s Honeymoon (read our review), now on iTunes, VOD and in limited theaters, “Game of Thrones” star Rose Leslie is discovered deep in the woods naked, bruised and battered.
“Young newlyweds Paul (Harry Treadaway) and Bea (Rose Leslie) travel to remote lake country for their honeymoon, where the promise of private romance awaits them. Shortly after arriving, Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night. As she becomes more distant and her behavior increasingly peculiar, Paul begins to suspect something more sinister than sleepwalking took place in the woods.
Treadaway and Leslie give captivating leading performances as a couple that takes new love to disturbing depths. With romance slowing giving way to terror, writer/director Leigh Janiak puts her unique stamp on this intimate, chilling thriller.”
Leigh Janiak’s festival fav stars Rose Leslie (“Game of Thrones”), Harry Treadaway (“Penny Dreadful”), Ben Huber and Hanna Brown.
Much like the colorful style of the film (see above), /Film shares these two alternate retro one-sheets for The Guest (review), knocking on your door September 17. We’ve also included the theater listings ICYMI.
Directed by Adam Wingard, “A soldier (Dan Stevens) introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.“
Opening day theaters
Empire 25 Theaters
Village Theatre 7
River East 21
Showplace Icon 16
Century Evanston 12
AMC Star John R 15
AMC Livonia 20
Cinemark West Plano 20
ArcLight Hollywood 15
Aventura Mall 24 Theatres
South Beach 18
Cobb Dolphin Cinema 19
AMC Desert Ridge
Pacific Place 11
Love movies about real hauntings? Then be aware – The Paranormal Diaries: Clophill (review) is hitting DVD at the end of the month, and we’re giving away a copy!
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This contest will end on at 12:01 AM PT on September 27th.
The Paranormal Diaries: Clophill Release Details
Image Entertainment is releasing horror film The Paranormal Diaries: Clophill (based on true events) on DVD and digital download on September 70, 2014. Co-directed by Michael Bartlett and Kevin Gates, the film stars Gates, Bartlett, Craig Stovin, Criselda Cabitac, Mark Jeavons, and Rob Whitaker.
Six investigators head to one of the world’s most haunted places to uncover the source of supernatural sightings and phenomena. Known for centuries as a notorious magnet for grave robbers, body snatchers, Satanists, and cultists since the time of The Black Death, the ruined St. Mary’s Church at Clophill plays host to filmmaker Kevin Gates and his team of researchers. Obsessed with unraveling the secrets of this “unholy ground,” they venture into the murky darkness armed with cameras, curiosity, and a need to expose the truth. However, some secrets were meant to stay buried – permanently. Over the course of three chilling nights, it becomes clear that they have unleashed something ancient and evil that has long been hungry to escape into this world.
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Directed by John Suits
The Scribbler is based on the graphic novel of the same name written by Dan Schaffer, who also developed the story for film. And The Scribbler definitely has the feel of a graphic novel coming alive on the screen. Filled with a menagerie of colorful, insane characters and some intriguing sci-fi gadgetry, The Scribbler is a comic come alive.
The story revolves around Suki, a young woman suffering from dissociative identity disorder. She’s crazy. Carrying around about a dozen personalities, Suki finds herself projecting them on a dog and an elevator, and the voices in her head are always giving her all kinds of nutty ideas. However, her doctor considers her almost cured so Suki is staying in a halfway house called Juniper Towers (a ka Jumper Towers), where patients of Dr. Sinclair go after a hospital stay and treatment to try to ease back into society. Unfortunately, that doesn’t ever really happen.
The brooding, mentally unstable Suki is played by Katie Cassidy who does a commendable job in the role. She brings out Suki’s dark side but also has fun with the lighter aspects of her personality that surface from time to time, especially when she’s with Hogan (Garret Dillahunt), the only male resident of Juniper Towers, who realizes he’s in a building with a bunch of women with daddy issues, and he does his best to make the rounds with all of them. Together, Suki and Hogan prove to be an entertaining combination.
Aside from the two leads, The Scribbler is filled with plenty of interesting fringe characters. Juniper Towers has a terrific atmosphere, and the residents are realistic but at the same time almost Wonderlandish. Gina Gershon plays sex addict Cleo; and Ashlynn Yennie plays Emily, who has an irrational fear of clothing (that’s right). But perhaps the coolest resident of Juniper Towers is (fittingly enough for the Wonderland feel) Alice, played by Michelle Trachtenberg. Channeling Sylvia Soska with her look, Trachtenberg is very cool as the dark and threatening Alice. She is the most dangerous resident of the tower, and Suki finds herself having to deal with Alice on several occasions. The atmosphere of the entire film is really fun. Shots inside the residence are always somewhat surreal, and when director John Suits takes the action outside, it has almost a Gotham City feel to some of the scenes.
So here we have our hero, Suki, living in Juniper Towers with Dr. Sinclair’s orders to use the Siamese Burn Therapy machine he’s created to help erase some of the extra personalities she’s carrying around. The only problem is, when you get down to the final few personas, how can you be sure you’re the true one and only that belongs there? You can’t.
The Scribber moves along at a very efficient pace and is fun to watch. The ending of the film, however, makes a bit of a transition from the horror/sci-fi story we’ve watched for the first hour and takes a turn that almost has a superhero feel. Once the mysterious secrets of Juniper Towers are revealed and we find out just what is going on with the Siamese Burn Therapy, things go south a bit in the end. Not to say that the movie doesn’t hold up completely, but once you peel away some of the great fringe characters who helped carry the film through the first hour, some of what is left is less than stellar. Good, but not great.
You can find a bit of everything in The Scribbler. Without a doubt it touches into horror and sci-fi, and even some decent comedic elements exist in it. The intensity of the majority of the film is kind of lost in the finale that feels forced. But when the guy who wrote the graphic novel is also writing the script, I suppose you’ve got to go with what he says.
The Scribbler is entertaining and has plenty of action to keep viewers interested. If you can handle an ending that feels like an afterthought, then you’ll dig this one.
7 out of 5
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With the final few episodes of the season, you’d think The Strain wouldn’t waste precious time with plotlines that don’t move the story forward. Would you be surprised to know that “Loved Ones” actually contains no plot progression whatsoever?
That’s right, this episode begins and ends in the exact same place for all of the characters. It’s infuriating. The story feels so padded. It’s stalling against an inevitable conclusion for reasons unknown. It’s almost afraid that the main plot line could be resolved too quickly so it spreads itself too thin for too long.
Let’s get some obvious issues out of the way. The episode begins with Zack magically being able to access the Internet in a world that has had the Internet shut down. (A fact, which we’re constantly reminded of.) He turns on find my iPhone and tracks his mom’s phone with ease. Then Eph says the coming apocalypse can wait, and everyone else is like it’s cool, go find your ex-wife. So he leaves.
It’s amazing too, because he’s looking for this iPhone in a red case, and luckily he’s able to spot it from approximately 100 feet away in the possession of a homeless woman with a badly burnt leg. Hard cut to him wrapping gauze around her burn. Then I hope you like flashbacks! Because this week is like an episode of Pimp My Ride: flashbacks on flashbacks on flashbacks.
What is so important that it requires so many flashbacks to tell the story, why it’s the demise of Kelly Goodweather! As someone who’s familiar the source material, Kelly’s journey should prove interesting, but this week we’re treated to it all at once. We’re constantly reminded of what happened in the past, and this just feels like a last ditch effort to retread old ground in an attempt to stall the major story for one more week.
I enjoy her transformation. I even liked some of her scenes this week. But so much of this defies pacing logic. I feel shortchanged as a viewer. We gained no new information from Kelly’s journey and we didn’t even feel the emotional weight of her demise until the final minutes of the episode. Eph finding the necklace in the basement was enough to know that she was dead. Frankly it would have been more interesting to see Kelly’s story play out last week and have Eph retrace her journey this week. Instead we see it all play out twice, right here, right now.
I digress, but that’s what this episode felt like, a gigantic digression. While I didn’t enjoy most of what last week had to offer I still felt like it inched things along for some of the key players. This week we got no Eichorst, virtually no Abraham, and a couple wasted scenes with Vasily.
The result was a truly painful hour of television that finally got away with establishing the rules of it’s world in favor of focusing on character. But the characters are so scattered and one dimensional that it’s hard to feel anything for them or what they’re going through. The Strain is having a serious identity crisis. It can’t decide on the story it wants to tell, and it’s trying too hard to tell too many stories. Instead the narrative should take a page from the Dark Horse Comic adaptation and really look at cutting the fat from the bloated narrative.
There needs to be a serious change of focus in these final three weeks for me to stick around into season two. Bring back the horror, and show me the world in chaos.
- Matt going to the bathroom before killing Kelly, doesn’t make any sense at all.
- The quick scene of Kelly seeing the internals of humans passing by was fantastic. Just a walking heart, gimme dat blood.
- I loved the weird way the Vampires are just walking around in society. The ones that Kelly viewed were terrifying but too few and far between.
- God damn The Stonehart scenes were useless.
- Really? No Eichorst, or Gus?
- Where’s Quinlan?
What did you think of “Loved Ones” ?
A couple of weeks ago we were challenged by the cast and crew of Muck to take on the ALS #IceBucketChallenge with a bloody twist. Of course we did it, and believe me when I tell you the mere thought of it makes my nuts shrivel back up!
We then challenged Joe Lynch, Adam Green, and Brooke Lewis. Lewis is a feisty spitfire, and that’s just one of the reasons we love our Ms. Vampy! She got together with Staci Layne Wilson (who was filming) and The Purge: Anarchy‘s Jasper Cole to deliver the shiver-inducing goods to you, and we have the video proof right here!
Check out Brooke’s video and imagery below along with ours. Adam, Joe… we’re still waiting…
For more on ALS and what you can do to help (besides dousing yourselves with frigid liquid), visit the ALS Association website.
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The 2014 Son of Monsterpalooza at the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Burbank, CA, is in the books; and right now we have a look at some of the sights for you monster-hungry fiends who couldn’t make it.
Boasting guests like Angus Scrimm, Reggie Bannister, Gunnar Hansen, Ed Neal and Terri McMinn as well as seminars, vendors, a costume contest and walk-through monster museum, Son of Monsterpalooza 2014, which ran September 12-14, was just as impressive as its predecessors.
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The “Scooby-Doo” gang continues their run-in with horror icons as Travis Falligant now imagines the crew on the run from Chopping Mall, Slumber Party Massacre, I Know What You Did Last Summer and even Dr. Giggles.
Assuming he goes forth with a fourth batch of crossover art, what films or creatures would you like to see? How about the Leprechaun? Critters? Cujo? I’m pretty sure he can make one for every horror icon by year’s end.
Men don’t fear swords, they fear monsters.
In a very “Game of Thrones”-esque clip from Universal Pictures’ Dracula Untold, Luke Evans asks to become a monster to save his family.
The Gary Shore-directed version of Bram Stoker’s novella will now open in theaters October 10, 2014.
In the film, “Luke Evans is starring as the most famous of vampires in an origin story that sees a Transylvanian prince risk eternal damnation in order to save his wife and son from a Turkish horde. Barks will play a figure in Eastern European folk tales known as a baba yaga, a beautiful young woman who turns into a savage witch. Kristjansson will play Bright Eyes, an Eastern European taken as a slave as a young boy and now a vicious assassin in the Ottoman Army. Parkinson will play Dracula’s son, named Ingeras.”
Starring Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Zach McGowan, Samantha Barks, Thor Kristjansson and Art Parkinson, the film was shot in Belfast last year.
It’s nearly mid-September, which means plotting and planning for the perfect Halloween costume is, for many people, well underway. After all, putting together the right outfit takes time, it takes dedication, and it definitely requires passion.
Now, there are some tried and true costumes out there that are perfectly fine. You’ve got the Grim Reaper, Jason Voorhees, Waldo, etc… These costumes have survived the test of time and simply work, regardless of who wears it.
But then there are several costumes that are overdone, overplayed, and really, really need to just stop. And we’re here to start a discussion on that concept.
So, read on for my personal three outfits, or outfit concepts, that are just overdone beyond recognition. Then, when you’re done, leave a comment with your thoughts on What Is The Most Overdone Halloween Costume!
Bethesda has announced an incredibly exciting collaboration with Warner Bros. Movie World that will give fans the opportunity to experience the horrors of Shinji Mikami’s upcoming survival horror game The Evil Within in the flesh with a special maze inspired by it. The maze is one of several haunted attractions in their annual Fright Nights event that’s scheduled to kick off next month on Australia’s Gold Coast.
If you’re unable to make the trip but are planning on attending EB Expo in Sydney (Oct 3-5), there will be a “teaser version” of the maze at Bethesda’s booth along with a demo for The Evil Within.
Unfortunately, while there are theme parks here in the States that host Fright Nights events, this attraction has only been confirmed for Australia.
I never thought I’d say it, but I’m intensely jealous of our Aussie readers right now. I mean, as cool as this is it doesn’t come close to making up for the ridiculously inflated prices of new releases ($80) or their awful video games classification board that’s banned Manhunt, State of Decay, Silent Hill: Homecoming and freaking Dark Sector (seriously, Australia? Dark Sector?).
It’s still a win. More than that, this is something our Aussie friends can use to take their mind off the time when a dingo ate their baby while they were busy putting shrimps on the barbie.
The Evil Within hits PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on October 14.
If you ever needed proof that the horror genre is alive and kicking, this list of the remaining horror releases of 2014 ought to give you some hope. In July, I went through this year’s remaining releases in an effort to find every game that may be of interest to those who seek to scratch a very specific itch. I’ve been updating and re-posting this list every month so nothing gets by you.
Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition (PC) – September 5
Murasaki Baby (Vita) – September 16
Doorways: The Underworld (PC) – September 17
Slender: The Arrival (PS3, 360) – September 23
Dark Souls II – Crown of the Ivory King DLC (PS3, 360, PC) – September 24
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (PC) – September 25
Neverending Nightmares (PC, Ouya) – September 26
Silence of the Sleep (PC) – October 1
Alien: Isolation (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PC) – October 7
Costume Quest 2 (XBLA, PS3, PC/Linux, iOS) – October 7
The Walking Dead: The Game Season One & Two (Xbox One, PS4) – October 14
The Evil Within (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, PC) – October 14
F.E.A.R. Online (PC)
Fran Bow (PC)
Grave (Xbox One, PC)
HUNT: Horrors of the Gilded Age (PC, Xbox One, PS4)
Killing Floor 2 (PC)
U55 – End of the Line (PC)
White Night (PC)
Steam Early Access
All but one of the below games have already been made available on Steam Early Access, but since the point of it is to give indie developers a platform to release their unfinished games early and use the funds and feedback to tweak, improve and eventually finish them, I’ve included every horror game on Steam Early Access so you can .
Paranormal – Released on September 12, 2013
Damned – Released on September 26, 2013
The Dead Linger – Released on September 27, 2013
Project Zomboid — Released on November 8, 2013
7 Days to Die – Released on December 13, 2013
DayZ – Released on December 16, 2013
Dead State – Released on February 13
Nosgoth – Released on March 26
Dead Island: Epidemic – Released on May 9
The Stomping Land – Released on May 30
Note: Following months without updates, the option to purchase The Stomping Land has been removed by Valve.
The Forest – Released on May 30
Frozen State – Released on July 1
Darkwood – July 24
Hellraid – Fall 2014
Also worth mentioning is the survival horror MMO Nether (PC), which has left Steam Early Access, but is still seeing a steady stream of updates.
As you can clearly see, there’s no shortage of horror games on the way, so if I missed something you’re particularly excited about, let me know in the comments and I’ll update accordingly.
I don’t think there’s a single person on this relatively small space rock we call Earth that can get away with wearing colors of the neon pastel persuasion. Jason may have pulled it off like a champ in the Friday the 13th NES game, but he’s Jason F*cking Voorhees and I’m pretty sure you’re not. That’s why humanity banded together thousands of years ago to carve out an entire day from every year that would let us wear stupid shit without the fear of being judged.
We call this day Halloween, and if you’re still in the market for a costume, you better listen up.
Many folks consider the 1989 Friday the 13th game to be a strong contender for the coveted title of ‘Worst Game of All Time’. Despite this, we have nothing but love for it here on Bloody Disgusting.
This love is why we celebrate it when a fan beats the now 25 year-old game in just four minutes, it’s why we foam at the mouth for those awesome NECA figures, and it’s why I recently returned to it after what felt like a lifetime for another go with the help of an impressive fan-made strategy guide.
If you’ve ever wanted to wear Jason’s neon mask, but aren’t necessarily willing to drop cash on a replica, this is the next best thing. All you need is a printer, so you can print this out, and a willingness to keep a piece of paper on your face for an extended period of time.
Oh, and a camera. Because if you do go out in public with one of these strapped to your face, I will need pictures.
Unless I’m mistaken, I think this new vignette marks the first time we’ve seen a gun used in Alien: Isolation. We’ve seen Ripley whip out flamethrowers, Molotov cocktails and handmade explosives before, but I don’t remember seeing a gun until now. Anyway, here’s the second video in a new series of vignettes Sega’s using to gently guide us toward the game’s Oct 7 release.
The arrival of the PS4 and Xbox One ushered in a new chapter for video games, and much like almost every console generation before it, the consoles will inevitably be followed by a steady stream of reboots, remasters and re-releases.
Sony and Microsoft’s consoles haven’t even been out a year and Atari has already revealed “reimaginings” of two of their survival horror classics, Alone in the Dark and Haunted House, which will be followed by an HD remaster of the Resident Evil REmake.
This is just the beginning. More will follow, I guarantee it.
Assuming it’s given enough attention to justify a re-release, which classic horror game(s) would you like to see again? I have a working list in my head, but if I had to narrow it down to my top three picks the list would likely include System Shock 2, Silent Hill and Resident Evil 2.
Okay, I’ve shown you mine, now you have to show me yours!
Back in April, I covered a 2D survival horror game called Uncanny Valley. The game follows a security guard named Tom who decides to start exploring the facility where he works in an effort to alleviate the monotony of working the night shift. One of its more intriguing features is what developer Cowardly Creations refers to as the consequence system.
In Uncanny Valley, one mistake can have a detrimental impact on the story. For example, failing to evade an enemy’s attack can injure Tom, making him move more slowly for the remainder of the game. Its developer believes this system will make it more intense.
If a delightfully retro horror game that focuses on a “bone chilling story, exploration and heart pounding action.” sounds as fantastic to you as it does me, you may want to try its (free) demo.