‘Godzilla’ Roars Back to Theaters In 2018

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:36

Even though Gareth Edwards is developing one of the three Star Wars spinoffs, he’s committing to the return of Godzilla for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, who have slated the sequel for June 8, 2018.

What’s fun about this date is that Legendary’s King Kong prequel, Skull Island, opens in 2016, which could be tied into the franchise and eventually lead to both Kong and Godzilla facing off.

This summer’s Godzilla, which starred Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston, recently joined the $500M club.

Categories: Horror News

Official Hannibal Season 2 Specs Takes a Bite Out of Home Video

Dread Central - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:00

Here at Dread Central we love "Hannibal." Honestly, I still think we don't deserve a show as good as it is! If you haven't watched it, please rectify that situation IMMEDIATELY, if not sooner. With Season 2 about to come home, you have no excuse. Speaking of which...

From the Press Release
Hannibal: Season Two, the next chapter of the smash hit series, will keep viewers on the edge of their seats when it arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital), and Digital HD September 16th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

From Bryan Fuller, the executive producer of TV’s “Heroes” and “Pushing Daisies,” comes the complete second season of the deliciously dark and twisted show.

Based on the characters and elements appearing in the novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris, Hannibal, from Gaumont International Television in association with Sony Pictures Television Networks, stars Mads Mikkelsen (The Hunt) as the iconic Hannibal Lecter, Emmy Award® nominee Hugh Dancy (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie, Elizabeth I, 2005), and Academy Award® nominee Laurence Fishburne (Best Actor in a Leading Role, What's Love Got to Do with It, 1993). The show co-stars Caroline Dhavernas (TV’s “Off the Map”) and guest stars Hettienne Park (Young Adult), Scott Thompson (TV’s “The Colbert Report”), Aaron Abrams (TV’s “The LA Complex”), Gillian Anderson (TV’s “X-Files”), Raul Esparza (TV’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Eddie Izzard (Valkyrie), Cynthia Nixon (HBO’s “Sex in the City”), Michael Pitt (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”), and Katharine Isabelle (Syfy’s “Being Human”).

Premiering to over 4.8 million viewers, Hannibal continues its second season with Will Graham (Dancy) locked in a mental asylum, accused of Hannibal Lecter’s (Mikkelsen) crimes. Jack Crawford (Fishburne) is dealing with his own feelings about Will, and whether his protégé is in fact a cold-blooded killer. With Will locked up, Hannibal becomes Jack’s new consultant on cases. The deadly dance between these characters continues to turn in startling and unexpected ways, in a season that will show nothing can ever be the same again.

Before Hannibal Season 3 airs on NBC, catch up with Hannibal: Season Two, which contains all 13 episodes on three discs loaded with special features that include select episode audio commentaries with the cast and crew, a feature-length documentary on the making of Episode 2.05, featurettes on the style of Hannibal Lector and the prosthetics and effects in the show, cast and crew reflections on Season 2, webisodes, deleted scenes, and a gag reel. The Hannibal: Season Two Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.97 and $39.98, respectively.

Special Features

  • Audio Commentaries on Select Episodes with Cast and Crew
  • This Is My Design Documentary
  • “The Style of a Killer” featurette
  • “Bodies of Lies” featurette
  • Hannibal Season 2: Killer Intentions
  • Post Mortem with Scott Thompson (Webisodes)
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel

    Be sure to visit "Hannibal" on NBC.com, "like" "Hannibal" on Facebook, and follow "Hannibal" on Twitter.

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    Sleepy Hollow Adds Aunjanue Ellis as Abbie and Jenny's Mom

    Dread Central - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:55

    Sure, the character may be assumed to be dead, but in the world of "Sleepy Hollow" there are no sure things, as evidenced by this recent casting news for the character of Abbie and Jenny's mother, Lori Mills.

    Per Entertainment Weekly, Aunjanue Ellis ("The Mentalist") will portray Mrs. Mills. As we'll learn, due to Lori’s mental condition, both Abbie and Jenny were taken from their mother as children and made wards of the state, eventually ending up in foster care.

    The girls believe their mother was crazy, unstable, even dangerous, and that 16 years ago she committed suicide while in the hospital’s mental ward. However, Abbie (Nicole Beharie) and Jenny (Lyndie Greenwood) will learn the real truth about their mother when new information surfaces.

    "Sleepy Hollow" focuses on a resurrected Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison), who’s pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to America’s founding fathers. Along for the wild ride is a modern-day cop, Lt. Abbie Mills (Beharie).

    Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, and John Noble return, and joining the show this coming season are Timothy Busfield as Benjamin Franklin; Sakina Jaffrey as Sheriff Reyes, filling in for the incarcerated Frank Irving (Jones); Heather Lind as Mary Wells, Crane’s English ex straight out of the 18th century; and Matt Barr as Nick Hawley, an arms dealer who gets drawn into Ichabod and Abbie's work.

    Season 2 of "Sleepy Hollow" will be an expanded 18 episodes, and we should have a synopsis for Episode 2.01 shortly - stay tuned! If you're still not quite caught up on Season 1, the Blu-ray and DVD arrive on September 16th.

    For more info visit "Sleepy Hollow" on Fox.com, "like" "Sleepy Hollow" on Facebook, and follow "Sleepy Hollow" on Twitter.

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    World's Smallest Woman Jyoti Amge Joins American Horror Story: Freak Show

    Dread Central - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:40

    Taking a page from Tod Browning's cult classic Freaks, "American Horror Story: Freak Show" has hired the shortest woman in the world, Jyoti Amge, to appear as a character in the upcoming series.

    Per Wikipedia, Amge (born 16 December 1993), a resident of Nagpur, India, is the world's smallest living woman according to the Limca Book of Records and Guinness Book of Records. On her 18th birthday she was officially declared the world's smallest woman by Guinness Book of Records with a height of 62.8 cm (2'6").

    Her restricted height is due to a growth anomaly called achondroplasia.

    Showrunner/exec producer Ryan Murphy shared the news via Twitter, including a photo of Amge with "AHS" star Jessica Lange.


    Jessica and our newest cast member Jyoti Amge...the world's smallest woman. pic.twitter.com/SIPhd4V0pQ

    — Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) August 13, 2014

    "American Horror Story: Freak Show" begins in October. Jessica Lange, Denis O'Hare, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe, Jamie Brewer, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Finn Wittrock, and Michael Chiklis star in "American Horror Story: Freak Show." Along with Amge, this year's guest stars include Patti LaBelle and Wes Bentley, who'll appear in the Halloween episode.

    For more info visit the "AHS: Freak Show" Facebook page, check out "AHS: Freak Show" on Tumblr, and follow @AHSFreakShow_ on Twitter along with "American Horror Story" on FX.

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    [Rumor] Is This the “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” Plot!?

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:31

    Latino Review has the spoiler filled goods. So, naturally spoilers here, folks.

    DON’T READ ON IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW.

    SPOILERS.

    So apparently they’ve already filmed the end of Batman V Superman and Geek Tyrant tips us off:

    According to the extra, the ending of the film has already been filmed. One of the scenes shot featured Batman breaking into Lexcorp to steal kryptonite, and apparently Lexcorp had somehow gotten ahold of General Zod’s body.

    He went on to talk about the timeframe of the movie and where it picks up, saying that it starts “as the battle between Superman and General Zod ends or is ending (which would explain all the damaged buildings and vehicles we’ve been seeing in photos) and Batman/Bruce Wayne is attempting to make his way to the Wayne tower in Metropolis.”

    Then Badass Digest comes in to corroborate everything:

    I can confirm this. Lex has been gathering pieces and debris from the World Engine and he has used them to synthesize Kryptonite. Meanwhile he has also gotten ahold of Zod’s corpse, and it is the key to his master plan to defeat Superman. He uses that tissue to… well, that would be spoiling. But Superman hasn’t been defeated many times in the past. You can probably connect the dots from here. 

    Oh we can, and we will…

    So we’re getting a live action Doomsday. That’s pretty god damn rad. As long as it’s handled with care, but that would finally allow this team up to make some sense. Especially if Batman wants to kick Supes ass for the ending of Man of Steel and show him how to take of a city, when Doomsday shows up and requires the aid of Wonder Woman. Pure conjecture here but hopefully that’t the direction we’re headed.

     

     

    Categories: Horror News

    Apey & The Pea Release Horror-Fueled Vide For “Abraham”

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:00

    Hungarian sludge metal band Apey & The Pea have released an official video for “Abraham”, which comes from their upcoming second full-length album Hellish. The video, which doubles as a lyric video, uses footage from the 1960 classic film Black Sunday, which was directed by the legendary Mario Bava.

    These guys are definitely up your alley if you’re into Pantera, Alice In Chains, and Mastodon. You can snag their first LP Devil’s Nectar via Bandcamp.

    Categories: Horror News

    Explosive First Trailer for Volcano Zombies

    Dread Central - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:00

    Danny Trejo movie number 112,998,296 is officially on its way! Break out the survival gear, Dreadies, because you're about to witness first-hand the glory of Volcano Zombies. Well, at least the trailer for it. Read on!

    From the Press Release
    VOLCANO ZOMBIES, the new horror/disaster feature co-starring Danny Trejo, is finishing post-production, and the producers have just released the first trailer and some additional stills.

    Written and produced by Jeff Miller and Jason Ancona (co-writers and producers of AXE GIANT: THE WRATH OF PAUL BUNYAN), the film's director is Rene Perez (THE DEAD AND THE DAMNED).

    VOLCANO ZOMBIES is about a sheriff who must rescue an estranged family from a mountain during a volcano eruption and fight off a horde of lava-filled zombies that have shot out of the volcano, brought to life by a curse.

    Other cast includes Tom Downey (AXE GIANT, SORORITY PARTY MASSACRE), Moniqua Plante (“Femme Fatales”), Robert F. Lyons (DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW, 10 TO MIDNIGHT), Nicole Cummins (LOGAN), Kevin Norman (“Melissa & Joey”), Kyle T. Heffner (RUNAWAY TRAIN, “Bizarro George” from “Seinfeld”), Julia Lehman (CHEERLEADER MASSACRE 2), Tom Nagel (HILLSIDE CANNIBALS), Jenny Lin (PIRANHACONDA), Robert Amstler (ALIEN SHOWDOWN), and Morgan Lester (JOHN CARTER).

    Trejo plays a Native American warrior who knows perhaps too much about the cursed mountain range.

    VOLCANO ZOMBIES filmed in several locations over three states, including around active volcanoes in Lassen Volcanic National Park, California.

    Miller’s and Ancona’s companies are producing, along with casting director and co-producer Mark Sikes. The film will start making the rounds of distributors this week.

    For more info visit the official Volcano Zombies website and "like" Volcano Zombies on Facebook.

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    [TV] Enjoy “The Strain” Knowing a Second Season Is Coming!

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:52

    Dracula isn’t going to die anytime soon as FX’s Guillermo del Toro-produced “The Strain” has been renewed for a second season.

    Global News has learned the series will be back in production in Toronto in mid-November.

    The sci-fi series about a team of scientists trying to stop an ancient threat to humanity debuted in mid-July and has seen its audience grow slightly from week to week.

    Says the site, production of the first 13-episode season took place in Toronto from September 2013 to late April.

    The series was created by Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim) and novelist Chuck Hogan, based on the pair’s book trilogy.

    “The Strain” stars Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, David Bradley and several Canadian actors including Kevin Durand and Natalie Brown.

    Categories: Horror News

    [TIFF '14] Retro Poster for Giallo Parody ‘The Editor’

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:46

    Part of the Toronto International Film Festival’s Canadian lineup is The Editor, which just gained a retro poster.

    In Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy’s film, “A one-time (and now one-handed) master film editor toiling in the cinematic sweatshops of 1970s Italy becomes the prime suspect in a series of brutal murders.

    Giallo legend Udo Kier stars with Tristan Risk and Adam Brooks.

    The film is said to be a loving tribute to/parody of the gory giallo thrillers of Mario Bava and Dario Argento.

    Check out the festival poster, courtesy of AICN.

    Categories: Horror News

    [Toys] NECA’s 30th Anniversary “Ultimate Freddy”

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:41

    NECA will be releasing an all-new Freddy Krueger action figure, dubbed “Ultimate Freddy”, which not has some early pack shots, courtesy of Figures.

    This deluxe 7 inch collectible celebrates the 30th Anniversary of A Nightmare on Elm Street with a new fully articulated body and a wealth of accessories.

    NECA’s 30th Anniversary Ultimate Freddy features:

    Three new interchangable head portraits (closed mouth, open mouth grimace, and skull face)
    All new fully articulated legs (ball-hinged thighs and knees)
    Alternate severed fingers left hand
    Removable fedora
    New tongue phone
    New dead skin mask
    Deluxe packaging

    Categories: Horror News

    ‘Young Frankenstein’ Gets 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Release

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:32

    The scariest comedy of all time gets resurrected as Young Frankenstein: 40th Anniversary arrives on Blu-ray September 9 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

    Comedy icons Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr and Madeline Kahn star in Mel Brooks’ brilliantly outrageous riff on Mary Shelley’s classic story of “Frankenstein.”

    After inheriting his grandfather’s castle in Transylvania, young Dr. Frankenstein (Wilder) follows in his ancestor’s freaky footsteps as he sets out to reanimate a dead body in Brooks’ “funniest, most cohesive comedy to date.” (The New York Times)

    Young Frankenstein was nominated for two Academy Awards* and two Golden Globe Awards. More than 40 years later, the film has stood the test of time, ranking at lucky number 13 on the American Film Institute’s list of the top 100 funniest films.

    In celebration of the 40th anniversary, fans of Young Frankenstein can also enter themselves for a chance to win an autographed set photo from the man himself, Mel Brooks! Beginning on September 1, fans can go to www.YoungFrankSweeps.com for all the rules and a chance to win (when this eventually goes live).

    Blu-ray and DVD Special Features:

    ● Commentary by Mel Brooks
    ● Interviews with Marty Feldman, Gene Wilder and Cloris Leachman
    ● “Inside the Lab: Secret Formulas to the Making of Young Frankenstein” featurette
    ● Blucher Button
    ● “It’s Alive: Creating a Monster Classic” featurette
    ● “Making FrankenSense of Young Frankenstein” featurette
    ● “Transylvanian Lullaby: The Music of John Norris” featurette
    ● Deleted Scenes and Outtakes
    ● Production Photo Galleries and More!

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    WIN “The Walking Dead” S4 Tree Walker Box Set!

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:31

    August. Baseball season is in full swing. Barbecues have been blazing since Memorial Day. And fans can count another August tradition, when Anchor Bay Entertainment releases “The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season” Blu-ray + Digital HD with Ultraviolet and DVD on August 26th. Each format contains five loaded discs, presenting each episode exactly as it was originally broadcast. The Blu-ray + Digital HD with Ultraviolet presents the episodes in pristine 1080p high-definition and lossless Dolby TrueHD 7.1 audio. As with previous season releases, “The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season” rewards fans with hours of bonus features, including never-before-seen production footage, deleted scenes and audio commentaries, with ultra-exclusive content only available on the Blu-ray release, including additional audio commentaries and several “extended” episodes seen for the first time!

    Another “Walking Dead” home entertainment release tradition, started with the Season 2 Blu-ray set, is the unique concept packaging by renowned collectibles creator McFarlane Toys. Following in the “shuffling” footsteps of Season 2’s “Walker Head” and Season 3’s “Walker Aquarium,” “The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season” will be available in a Blu-ray limited edition “Tree Walker” package.

    WANT TO ENTER TO WIN A “TREE WALKER” BOX SET?! All you have to do is put WALKING DEAD TREE WALKER in the subject line and then send your FULL NAME and ADDRESS to submit@bloody-disgusting.com.

    Winners chosen at random. No PO boxes. U.S. entries only.

    Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, AMC’s “The Walking Dead” enjoyed its most popular season to date, averaging 13.3 million live/same day viewers per episode and 8.6 million adults 18-49. Whether evading walkers, resisting a super flu outbreak, escaping the fall of their temporary prison haven and desperately searching for a sanctuary called Terminus, the on-going story of a group of survivors under the protective watch and leadership of Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Dr. Herschel Greene (Scott Wilson) continues to capture viewers’ imaginations on a global scale.

    “The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season” cast also includes Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Chandler Riggs, David Morrissey, Melissa McBride, Chad L. Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green and Emily Kinney. New characters introduced this season include Sgt. Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz), Bob Stookey (Lawrence Gillard, Jr.), Rosita Espinoza (Christian Serratos) and Dr. Eugene Porter (Josh McDermott).

    Season 5 of “The Walking Dead” premieres on AMC this October.

    Categories: Horror News

    Nekromantik Comes to Blu-ray! Screw The Dead in High Definition!

    Dread Central - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:30

    Get off on the idea of watching hot chicks bumpin' uglies with rotting corpses? Yeah, even the most disturbed amongst us deserve a little high-definition loving as the cult classick Nekromantik is gearing up for its high-definition bow.

    From the Press Release
    This controversial horror film shocked the world in 1987, when it was banned in Germany, censored in Japan, and simultaneously became a huge underground hit in the US (now long out of print).

    Nekromantik tells the story of Rob (Daktari Lorenz), who works at a street-cleaning agency, visiting roadside accidents to clean up the scene. Incidentally, Rob collects the body parts and shares them with his girlfriend, Betty (Beatrice M.)

    When Rob presents a complete corpse taken out of a swamp, their undying love reaches its peak, but soon after Betty gets a more liking towards the corpse and leaves Rob, which takes him to the sick end of his destruction.

    Cult Epics is proud to release Jorg Buttgereit's horror classic in high definition and with new extras, including Jorg's debut short film Hot Love.

    Limited Edition of 2,000 copies that includes Nekromantik collectible artwork by Johnny Ryan and Nekrophilia photo of Beatrice M.

    Look for it online and in stores on October 7th.

    Special Features

  • New Director's Approved HD Transfer (taken from the original Super 8mm negative)
  • New Grindhouse HD Version (taken from the theatrical 35mm print)
  • Introduction by Jorg Buttgereit
  • Q&A with Jorg Buttgereit at the American Cinematheque (2013)
  • Never Before Released Short Film Hot Love (1985) 45 mins
  • Audio Commentary by Jorg Buttgereit and Co-Author Franz Rodenkirchen
  • The Making of Nekromantik
  • Nekromantik Featurette
  • Still Photo Gallery
  • JB Trailers
  • Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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    ‘Leprechaun: Origins’ a Cabin In the Woods Film (Clip)

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:13

    Check out the first clip from WWE Studios and Lionsgate’s Leprechaun: Origins, which stars wrestler Hornswoggle (Dylan Postl) as the title character, in limited theaters August 22. The prequel is also scheduled to hit VOD on August 26th and DVD/Blu on September 30th.

    In the clip, a local talks about Irish folklore before it’s revealed that the group will be heading to a cabin in the woods. Sigh.

    Also starring Stephanie Bennett (Grave Encounters 2), Andrew Dunbar (Alien Trespass), Melissa Roxburgh (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days) and Brendan Fletcher (Freddy vs Jason), Leprechaun: Origins was written by Harris Wilkinson and directed by Zach Lipovsky.

    Backpacking through the lush Irish countryside, two unsuspecting young couples discover a town’s chilling secret. Ben (Dunbar), Sophie (Bennet), David (Fletcher) and Jeni (Roxburgh) quickly discover the idyllic land is not what it appears to be when the town’s residents offer the hikers an old cabin at the edge of the woods. Soon, the friends will find that one of Ireland’s most famous legends is a terrifying reality.

    Special features on the home video releases include both the “Leprechaun: An Icon Reborn” featurette and “Leprechaun: Behind the Blood” featurette.

    Categories: Horror News

    ‘The Evil Within’ Screens Need More Boxhead

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:00

    This year’s Gamescom has been particularly good for horror fans, especially if you’re looking forward to The Evil Within. We’ve found out the game gleefully sets kids on fire, will take between 15-20 hours to beat, has a trio of DLC coming post-release, and will be getting some snazzy alternate box art. That’s great and all, but it’s lacking some fresh screenshots.

    Let’s go ahead and take care of that.

    The Evil Within releases on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on October 14.

    Thanks, Jocifer666!

    Categories: Horror News

    ‘Clowns 3D Music By Slash’ Coming to Halloween Horror Nights!

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:58

    In this new video, Guns ‘N Roses’ legend, Slash, announces a brand new maze inspired by his original music coming to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood.

    Celebrated Grammy Award-winning musician, Slash, hailed as one of the 10 best electric guitar players of all time by Time magazine, is joining forces with Universal Studios Hollywood to compose an original score for the theme park’s hypnotizing new 3D maze, “Clowns 3D Music by SLASH” at “Halloween Horror Nights,” beginning Friday, September 19, 2014.

    While partnering with top recording artists has become a signature of “Halloween Horror Nights,” this collaboration with prolific guitarist, SLASH, marks the first time a musician has created an original maze score for the popular event. This inspired effort comes at a demanding time for SLASH, whose new album “World on Fire” debuts on September 16, 2014, on the heels of his “Let Rock Rule” World Tour performing with Aerosmith.

    Infused with the rocker’s hell-raising electric guitar riffs, the ominous new “Clowns 3D Music by SLASH” haunted attraction is no laughing matter as it unmasks the psychological disorder known as Coulrophobia, a disturbing condition affecting those with an extreme and irrational fear of clowns.

    The psychedelic 3D maze will horrify guests, taunting and tempting them with terror and treats as they parade through “Sweet Licks Frozen Clown Pops Family Amusement Center,” a dilapidated roadside attraction and one-time thriving ice cream factory run by deranged siblings and their mad clown father, Sweet Licks. As this demented trio schemes to restore the family business by luring visitors with free ice cream, guests will soon find themselves on the menu as the key ingredient of a sick new high-protein ice cream concoction.

    “Halloween Horror Nights” 2014 at Universal Studios Hollywood will be “More Dead Than Ever,” as it brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in the living, breathing, three-dimensional world of the most notorious and terrifying creatures in existence. This year’s event will feature a slate of all-new unrivaled film production quality mazes, terror-filled scare zones and a fully re-imagined “Terror Tram” experience, uniquely themed to today’s most definitive horror properties, including, “The Walking Dead: The End of the Line,” based on AMC’s critically-acclaimed, Golden Globe-nominated and Emmy Award-winning television series; “From Dusk Till Dawn,” inspired by Robert Rodriguez’s cult film and El Rey network’s TV series; “Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood,” based on Universal Pictures’ upcoming epic action-adventure; “AVP: Alien vs. Predator,” based on the Twentieth Century Fox film franchise; “An American Werewolf in London,” based Universal Pictures’ Academy Award-winning and genre-defining film, written and directed by John Landis; “Face Off: In the Flesh,” based on Syfy’s hit TV series, and “The Purge: Anarchy,” a new scare zone inspired by Universal Pictures’ blockbuster thriller.

    Categories: Horror News

    ‘Sledge’ Trailer Brings the Hammer Down

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:51

    He didn’t drown. He didn’t burn. He’s just a psychopath with a sledgehammer.

    Sledge, a ‘bloody’ horror-comedy in the tradition of Tucker and Dale vs. Evil and Shaun of the Dead, premieres on VOD September 2nd and DVD on October 7th.

    A spoof of the horror genre, and littered with nods and references to fright flicks of yesteryear, the film fixes on a psychopath who not only believes he’s in a movie and video game but that he’s the hero of this story.

    Sledge is directed by John B Sovie II and Kristian Hanson, and stars Dustin Bowman, Stephanie Tupper, Rachel Cornell and Hanson as Adam Lynch.

    Categories: Horror News

    Screen Gems’ Latest Soft Thriller, ‘The Perfect Guy’

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:44

    Deadline writes that Kathryn Morris, pictured, has joined the Sony Screen Gems thriller The Perfect Guy.

    Sanaa Lathan stars as a woman who meets the seemingly perfect guy (Michael Ealy), but he turns into a sociopathic stalker when she breaks up with him. Morris will play Karen, the mother of an all-boys family who is a close confidante of Lathan’s character and offers counsel and wisdom about her romances.

    This sounds right up Screen Gems’ alley, who started by remaking horror films and turning them into soft thrillers. At least we know what they’re making, now.

    Morris Chestnut and Rutina Wesley also star in the film from director David M. Rosenthal and writer Tyger Williams.

    Categories: Horror News

    ‘Dark Signal’ Delivers a Message to Neil Marshall

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:37

    ScreenDaily has the beat on Dog Soldiers and The Descent director Neil Marshall‘s next producing project.

    Marshall, who also helmed some of “Game of Thrones,” will executive produce Dark Signal, a ghost story being directed by Edward Evers-Swindell.

    The script, penned by Evers-Swindell and Antony Jones, “follows a stranded woman who must solve the mystery of a murdered girl whose spirit has returned with a message.

    James Cosmo (“Game of Thrones”) and Cinzia Monreale (The Beyond) star. It is being produced by Jonas Babics and Paul DuBois.

    Categories: Horror News

    Reader’s Thoughts On ‘Kristy,’ Dimension’s Thanksgiving Slasher

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:35

    After reporting last week that Dimension Films’ Kristy – formerly Satanic and Random – was available in Germany, a reader was cool enough to send in some early thoughts on Oliver Blackburn’s slasher that stars Haley Bennett, Ashley Greene, Erica Ash, Chris Coy and Lucas Till. Even though it doesn’t sound like a home run, reader ‘Killer Karl’ says that Kristy is still entertaining. It got me excited enough to wish TWC-Dimension would hurry up with a release date,

    Editor’s note: The review has been cleaned up for grammar.

    Hey Bloody Disgusting, big fan from Germany here and I wanted to send some early thoughts on Kristy, which is now on video here.

    I really liked Olly’s ‘Donkey Punch’, and I like slasher films even more. I saw Dimension Films was behind this, so I had really high hopes. Unfortunately, ‘Kristy’ isn’t as good as it looks, bit it’s still worth a watch.

    ‘Kristy’ follows a girl, named Kristy, who is stuck on her college campus during Thanksgiving break. She’s basically alone, with a lone security guard watching over the dorms. This is when Kristy is confronted by a group of masked individuals intent on tormenting her, recording it, and then killing her live on the web.

    The biggest issue I had with the film is that the opening credits ruin the motive. The best thing about good slasher is either the lack of motive, like in ‘Halloween’, or the big reveal at the end, like in ‘Scream’. ‘Kristy,’ on the other hand, reveals the big twist before the very first frame. For me, it took away the suspense and surprise, especially because it was sort of stupid. I don’t think Im ruining anything by telling you that these killers are part of a satanic cult (the movie was called Satanic) who are killing girls named Kristy across the country. So, as part of a mass sacrifice, they’re trying to kill this Kristy. I really wish they hadn’t shown this and left it up to the imagination – why do these people want to kill Kristy? Why do they carve a K in her face?

    I really enjoyed that the main killer was a female, which hasn’t been done in quite some time. The masks were very cool, and there were some really good jump scares. Olly did his best job to remove technology from the film, so that the staking and murder spree was more believable. Something else I didn’t like is that, since they’re hunting down Kristy, there are really no other victims. The only people to die are the killers, unlike in a movie like ‘Inside’ which bring in new victims to kill throughout. There’s no violent rampage of Michael Myers tearing through a campus. It’s more of a thriller than a horror film. It’s only a slasher in spirit.

    Even tough it’s lacking, I thought it was fun and really well shot. It is sort of the perfect Friday night rental to see with some friends when you have no idea what to watch.

    TWC-Dimension has yet to set a release for the film here in the States. It takes place when the rest of a campus home for the Thanksgiving holiday, Justine spends the weekend in her college dormitory: studying, relaxing and blissfully unaware of the terror that is about to unfold outside in the cold. Suddenly, confronted by a gang of violent outcasts, Justine’s quiet long weekend becomes one long lesson in survival as she is terrorized in increasingly bizarre and brutal ways, leaving it up to her to figure out who her attackers are…and if they can be stopped.

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