R&B artist Lawrence Rothman has released a NSFW haunting and captivating video for his track “Oz vs Eden”, which has additional vocals from Charli XCX. Directed by the world renowned photographer/music video director Floria Sigismondi, the video is almost like a collection of living photographs, each scene a sentient painting that has its own life.
Rothman explains to BD:
The theme of the song is that honest moment when you push out your most extreme and unflattering corners of your brain and display them uncensored.
The video conjures the age old struggle of the negative and positive voices we all hear when living in our head to long.
We also have an exclusive quote from Sigismondi that reads almost like a poem. You can read her words, as well as see the video, below.
Director Floria Sigismondi exclusively tells Bloody-Disgusting:
When listening to the song “Oz Vs Eden” I was drawn to the image of a grand house. A mash up of the Garden of Eden, with it’s faded floral wallpaper and a house that can be swept away like the will of man as in Oz. A house that had mystery. You can feel it in the wood, the wall paper, the curtains. When i found the perfect house that reflected these two things, the images that emerged were pastel and soft. I wanted to juxtapose the darkness of the song with beautiful colors and dusty light. I imagined that these characters were beings that were stuck in a sort of limbo, something only a dream could conjure. A place between two opposing forces. The angels and the demons. The place inside all of us. The beauty and the ugliness. The known and unknown.
It’s a good thing no one can hear me scream when I’m being murdered over and over and over again by the phallic shadow monster with a sword for a tail that now haunts my every waking moment — or at least the moments I spend playing Alien: Isolation. It’d be better for me if I possessed even a modicum of skill, but I fear the only thing I’m getting better at is receiving mouth-to-mouth from that horrific nightmare creature.
What I mean to say is you should consider checking out Alien: Isolation – The Collection, for it combines one of the best horror games of 2014 with six months’ of DLC, including all seven of the mission packs, from Crew Expendable to The Trigger.
The Collection is available now for $39.99 on PS4 and Xbox One, or $29.99 on PC.
When it comes to bringing horror to the masses, perhaps no one has done more for the genre than Cassandra Peterson, aka Elvira: Mistress of the Dark! Her years as the host of Movie Macabre as well as her own personal films turned her into one of the most popular horror personalities, one that brought humor, sexiness, and terror, all wrapped up in a delightfully charming persona, to audiences around the world.
I was fortunate enough to be able to take a few minutes of Peterson’s time to chat about Halloween, horror, and some other fun and spooky topics. Hope you enjoy!
If you were to curate your own Movie Macabre of films that came out in the last 10 or so years, which titles would really stand out for you?
Oh god! Well, I like the ‘Paranormal Activity’ movies, although I think the first one is the best. I also really liked ‘Shaun of the Dead’! I was also a big fan of ‘Deathgasm’ and ‘Housebound’. I like when horror movies have some sort of humor in them. I like the rollercoaster of funny then scary and back and forth.
We know that Elvira loves Halloween but does Cassandra Peterson have the same level of passion for the spookiest of holidays? What’s Halloween like for Cassandra at your house?
Well, first of all, I grew up with my family celebrating Halloween as the biggest holiday, which was kind of bizarre back in the lat 50’s and early 60’s. Halloween wasn’t as big of a deal. It was just kids going out to trick or treat. But the reason that it was so big in my house was that my mother and my aunt owned a costume shop. So, from the time I was in second grade, I was the “costume dressing up-ist freak” you ever met! I was SO into Halloween! And I was the luckiest kid in the neighborhood because my aunt and mom would show me the most awesome costume of whatever was the most popular TV show that was on, like Miss Kitty from “Gunsmoke”, which I wore and entered a contest and won a $500 gift certificate. Later on, it was “I Dream of Jeannie” and Ginger from “Gilligan’s Island”.
So, my mom and my aunt would show me these awesome costumes while all the other kids were wearing these really dopey plastic packaged jobs from Sears. So I was the “Queen of Costumes”! People were always wondering what I was going to be wearing, you know? So, no, this started for me with Halloween being the biggest deal in the world. It continued to be my whole life. I would start putting my Halloween costume together in, oh god, Spring! I was born and raised on Halloween!
Can you tell us what you’ll be wearing this Halloween or is that a surprise?
Oh no, I can tell you right now what I’ll be wearing! I’ll be wearing “Elvira, Mistress of the Dark”! [laughs] It’s the only Halloween costume I’ve worn in 35 years! I never get to wear anything else because I always, always, always work on Halloween and I’ve never had a Halloween where I didn’t have a job. So, it’s my only costume. I always talk about if I could just wear something else for a change. I had a fantasy about it on one of my recent Movie Macabre shows where I was dreaming and I saw myself dressed as a nun, dressed in a burqa, dressed in a mumu with flip flops… Something more comfortable! [laughs]
It’s wonderful to hear that your passion for Halloween hasn’t abated after all these years!
Oh yeah! And besides that, because of Halloween connection, I got really into building the Aurora model kits of Dracula, the Mummy, the Wolfman, all that. I was just so into the horror genre. For me, it was all about Halloween, the spooky, the scary. When horror movies that I was allowed to go see, usually with Vincent Price, I was the the one sitting in the front row. I’ve been into it since I was seven or right years old.
What are some of the most entertaining horror characters that stand out for you?
Vincent Price was my number one idol. I was cutting out pictures of him and putting them on my wall. So his characters, like Dr. Phibes, or anyone that he played in the Roger Corman films that were loosely based on Edgar Allen Poe… Oh! I was a huge Poe fan, too! I had poems and books of Poe.
I did like the Universal characters. I loved the Mummy and the Invisible Man I thought was amazing and, of course, I loved Bela Lugosi’s Dracula. I was raised on the classic movie monsters. Those are the ones I still associate with Halloween and “scary”. I like the whole nostalgia throwback thing.
They all have a charm and elegance to them that I feel like we haven’t seen in horror in a while.
Yeah, there are some great characters that are lasting like Freddy and Jason, but I don’t think they’re as much fun because they’re a little hardcore. They’re great, don’t get me wrong! I love them! But for me? I like the classic horror.
It’s wonderful that you mentioned how Vincent Price was a big idol for you. Do you think there’s anyone today that could take up that kind of mantle?
Wow! Oh man, that’s a tough one! This is like taking a test! [laughs]
I can of looked for that person when I made ‘Haunted Hills’. The character I had in mind for the villain was Vincent Price, period. We were looking at other actors, like Richard Chamberlain, who has an elegant style but isn’t known for horror movies, so I thought he’d make a great choice. Also, believe it or not, Mick Jagger. And then we ended up with Richard O’Brien and I have to say that he ended up being the perfect pick. I wouldn’t really compare him to Vincent Price but he had that whole vibe down. He was elegant, he was English, although Vincent wasn’t English, and I think Richard and I really captured that feeling.
I don’t know if I can think of anyone else that could compare to Vincent Price. I love Bruce Campbell but it’s not the same vibe.
What about you? Do you have anyone you can think of?
Well, I asked the same question on Twitter recently and Stuart Gordon replied that Jeffrey Combs of ‘Re-Animator’ already has taken up that mantle.
Yeah, that’s a great suggestion! He does have that kind of vibe. That is a good one, yeah! He’s such a hard one to replace. He was so unique.
I actually not only met him but we became pretty good friends. He was such a wonderful guy. So funny and delightful and so interesting! I could sit and listen to him talk for hours without getting bored or talking back. So, his loss to me was kind of a double whammy. The loss of an actor and the loss of a friend.
His last performance in ‘Edward Scissorhands’ was just so perfect, so beautiful. What a perfect movie for him to go out on. He played this mad scientist but gentle kind man.
He played a mad scientist with the best of intentions, man with a good heart.
What’s coming up for both you and Elvira?
Well, right now I’m involved with doing my show at Knott’s Berry Farm, which is the largest Halloween venue in the country. The show this year is called “Elvira’s Asylum”, which features singing, comedy, and dancing. So I’m performing four to five nights every week until the 31st. After that, I have Comikaze, which I’m involved in.
And I have a television show that I’m going to be on called “Halloween Wars” on the Food Network and it’s really funny. It has some of the best people in the business when it comes to horror and Halloween. It’s a contest for them to build scenery and food. It’s really awesome and I’m happy to be a judge on that and it’s completely fitting with my appearance.
I also just went to Vegas for the unveiling of my slot machine, which is a pretty freaking state-of-the-art awesome slot machine. It’s going to also entail clips of classic horror films in the slot machine when you hit a bonus. So you’ll see a clip with me commenting on it, which I think is just so awesome!
I’m not a gambler at all…
Neither am I.
…But that might get me to spend a few dollars! [laughs]
I know, right?! I think people are going to come out of the woodwork to play this thing. It’s 10ft tall and it’s just awesome. You can’t imagine. I’ve never seen anything like that.
Sounds like you’re going nonstop!
I definitely am!
Well, thank you so much for taking the time to talk with me! It’s been a pleasure and an honor!
STX Entertainment, who distributed The Gift, has nabbed a possession thriller penned by Jeff Richard and Mark Bianculli.
Salem Village is described as an edgy period horror set fifteen years after the Salem witch trials. It begins when, “A young woman starts to show signs of possession. Desperate for the truth, the town’s elders put their faith into a man of science to uncover what is truly happening in Salem and put an end to the terrifying events plaguing the town.”
Salem Village draws comparisons to the Sundance smash, The Witch (pictured).
Marc Schmuger is producing for Global Produce. Sheroum Kim will be overseeing for STX.
STX is also releasing thrillers Desierto and Secret in Their Eyes, as well as the heavily buzzed-about first-person POV action/thriller Hardcore.
Red Barrels may be getting ready to share some Outlast 2 news. We won’t know for certain until tomorrow, but a post on the game’s official Facebook page certainly looks like this mystery announcement will be related to the game we revealed exclusively last October.
The timing couldn’t be any better, and I know most of you are hungry to see more of this legitimately terrifying series. In 2013, Outlast ravaged the competition in our reader-picked FEAR Awards, taking home the awards for Best Gore, Best Indie Horror, Scariest Game and our Game of the Year. It set a high bar that its standalone expansion Outlast Whistleblower raised the following year, when it claimed the award for Best DLC.
If this is Outlast 2, fingers crossed they’ll have some actual footage for us. As fun as CGI trailers can be to look at, they’re not exactly accurate representations of what the game will look and play like. The recent Friday the 13th: The Game reveal is a fine example of how to get it right.
Hey stranger, I thought you might like to know that Funcom’s psychological horror game The Park is available now on Steam. You need to be at least this tall before you can ride this emotional rollercoaster of a game, and if it gets to be too much for you, I’ll let you hide your shame in my funnel cake. The powdered sugar doesn’t just absorb your tears, it transforms them into an icing, of sorts. And I will be eating that cake when you’re finished with it. Don’t be weird about it.
Halloween masks sure have come a long way over the years, starting off as charming pieces of plastic with strings and morphing into rubbery works of art that look like they belong on movie sets. Your costume options truly are endless these days, and we hope you’re not taking that for granted.
Bursting onto the scene just a few short years ago, Trick or Treat Studios has quickly become the leading mask-maker in the Halloween game, often recreating looks from our favorite horror films. And this year is their most impressive to date, absolutely loaded with awesomely horrific wearables.
In the hopes of giving you a little Halloween inspiration, here are 10 of Trick or Treat Studios’ best new masks for the 2015 haunting season – all of which make for both great costume starters and equally badass display pieces!
There are few modern movie villains who deserve the right to be called horror icons, but Victor Crowley is definitely one of them. It was nearly 10 years ago that Adam Green gave birth to the hatchet-wielding daddy’s boy in 2006’s Hatchet, and Crowley has since gone on to become a full-blown franchise star – with three films, to date, comprising the Hatchet franchise. This one is special because it’s the first mass-produced Crowley mask that has ever been made available.
Another modern horror icon, despite only appearing in one film to date, is Leslie Vernon, played by Nathan Baesel in 2006’s Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon. The meta horror film is one of the most clever and downright brilliant to come along in the last decade, and despite fans latching onto the movie and its villain, a sequel has unfortunately been unable to get off the ground. While we wait, the officially licensed Leslie Vernon mask has finally arrived – made from a flexible resin.
This year has been all about Jaws, the Steven Spielberg classic celebrating its 40th birthday all year long. Not long after swimming back into theaters, Trick or Treat Studios continues the birthday party this month with one of their most unique Halloween masks to date, depicting Bruce the shark in the final moments of the film – right before Sheriff Brody blew the beast into a thousand gory pieces. If you look close enough, you can even see Quint’s undigested hand sticking out of its mouth!
MORE HALLOWEEN MASKS ON THE NEXT PAGE!
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FOX released a new poster for their revival of “The X-Files,” set to return to FOX on January 24th, 2016.
While Mulder and Scully, played by David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, respectively, are the central characters, the one-sheet teases the return of the iconic Cigarette-Smoking Man (William B. Davis)! It reads, “Trust no one.”
The presumed dead Lone Gunmen – played by Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund, and Bruce Harwood – are set to return for an undisclosed arc. Robbie Amell (“The Flash”) and Lauren Ambrose (Psycho Beach Party) signed on as Agent Miller and Agent Einstein, respectively.
The all-new episodes will feature appearances by guest stars, including Joel McHale (“Community”), Annabeth Gish (“The Bridge”), Annet Mahendru (“The Americans”), Rhys Darby (“Flight of the Conchords”), and Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”).
Mitch Pileggi returns as FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner in the new short-stack order of 6-episodes. Joel McHale will play Tad O’Malley, a conservative news anchor who becomes an unlikely ally for Fox Mulder (Duchovny).
Three of the episodes are written and directed by Chris Carter, with the remaining new episodes written and directed by original series veterans Glen Morgan, Darin Morgan and James Wong.
Here at Dread Central we’re all about supporting indie filmmakers. Why? Because they are the backbone of our industry, and you never know when the next Carpenter or Raimi will emerge from the darkness. That being said, we’re also HUGE fans of the film Deathgasm (review), and as a result, we’ve partnered with our friends over at Horrible Imaginings to bring the movie down to our home base: San Diego, California!
The screenings will take place at The Digital Gym theater in San Diego on the following dates:
- Friday, November 6: 10:30 PM
- Saturday, November 7: 10:30 PM
- Wednesday, November 11: 9:45 PM
For more information click here. We couldn’t encourage horror fans more to come down and see this on a big screen! Seize the day, fiends!
Written and directed by Jason Lei Howden, Deathgasm stars Milo Cawthorne, James Blake, Kimberley Crossman, and Stephen Ure.
New kid in town Brodie and bad-boy Zakk quickly bond over their mutual admiration of heavy metal. But when these two metal-thrashing losers unwittingly summon malevolent forces, their dreams of stardom may just have to be put on hold.
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Anchor Bay and Shout! Factory’s joint release of Halloween: The Complete Collection earned the top honor at the 2015 Reaper Awards competition. The Blu-ray collection of all the films in the Halloween franchise also earned Best Collection.
In addition, Anchor Bay’s It Follows won four awards, including Choice Theatrical Cut, Best Digital Release, Best Scream Queen for Maika Monroe’s Jay, and Best Big Bad for the malevolent “It” force.
Anchor Bay also won for Best TV Collection for The Walking Dead: Season Four on Blu-ray.
Shout! Factory’s Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut — Limited Edition won two awards, Best Title From the Vault (Re-release or Catalog Title) and Best Box Art.
The 2015 Reaper Awards, presented by Home Media Magazine and DreadCentral.com, honor the top horror and thriller titles released between August 1, 2014, and July 31, 2015. Studios submitted contenders for consideration by a panel of judges in conjunction with a consumer vote.
2015 Reaper Awards Winners
Horror Title of the Year
Halloween: The Complete Collection, Anchor Bay Entertainment/Shout! Factory
Choice Theatrical Cut
It Follows, Anchor Bay Entertainment
Best Limited Release/Direct-to-Video Title
ABCs of Death 2, Magnolia Home Entertainment
Best Title From the Vault (Re-release or Catalog Title)
Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut — Limited Edition, Shout! Factory
Halloween: The Complete Collection, Anchor Bay Entertainment
Best TV Collection
The Walking Dead: Season Four, Anchor Bay Entertainment
Best Indie or Foreign Disc
The Babadook, Shout! Factory
Spider Baby, Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment
Best Box Art
Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut — Limited Edition, Shout! Factory
Planet of the Apes: Caesar’s Warrior Collection, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Best Big Bad
“It” — It Follows, Anchor Bay Entertainment
Best Scream Queen
Jay (Maika Monroe) — It Follows, Anchor Bay Entertainment
Barbed-Wire Biker — Wrong Turn 6, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Best Line of Dialogue
Pam: “Tell you what. Your god and my god can go to a motel and have a circle jerk for all I care. I’ll be in Hell having a three-way with the devil.” — True Blood: Season 7, HBO Home Entertainment
Witch’s Night Out, Mill Creek Entertainment
Best Digital Release
It Follows, Anchor Bay Entertainment
Best Digital TV Release
The Strain: Season 1, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
As Above, So Below, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Open Windows, Cinedigm Entertainment Group
Leprechaun: The Complete Movie Collection, Lionsgate
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This past weekend marked the theatrical release of Crimson Peak, Guillermo del Toro’s most visually pleasing effort to date. What’s next for the visionary filmmaker? Several potential projects are in the works, including a sequel to Pacific Rim, but if del Toro has his way, he may soon adapt Stephen King.
In the weeks before Crimson Peak was released, Guillermo del Toro finally created an account on Twitter, and his tweets have served as a fun insight into the brain of a master filmmaker. Del Toro has been tweeting a lot about the books he’s been reading, leading to an eye-catching revelation about Pet Sematary.
“Book of the Day: PET SEMATARY by Stephen King,” @RealGDT tweeted out the other day. “Unrelentingly dark and emotional. Compulsive reading. Would kill to make it on film.”
“I believe this novel is destined to be made again,” he later continued.
As awesome as this sounds, we must remind you that Jeff Buhler (Midnight Meat Train) is currently working on a new adaptation of Pet Sematary, with Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) attached to direct. That was the plan when we talked to Buhler back in July, but we haven’t heard about the project since then.
Guillermo del Toro’s Pet Sematary. Can you imagine?!
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Paul W.S. Anderson’s Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, currently shooting over in South Africa, will reportedly be the final film in the franchise, and Milla Jovovich returns as Alice. Fighting alongside her, as revealed by the actress this week, will be Korean singer/actor Lee Joon-gi.
Check a new photo from the set below, courtesy of Jovovich’s Instagram account!
Other headline cast includes Ali Larter as Claire Redfield; Iain Glen in the role of Dr. Alexander Isaacs; Shawn Roberts as Albert Wesker; Australian actress Ruby Rose as Abigail; Eoin Macken as Doc; Cuban American actor William Levy as Christian; Fraser James as Michael; and Japanese model and TV personality Rola as Cobalt.
Look for the film on January 27, 2017.
Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, humanity is on its last legs after Alice is betrayed by Wesker in Washington, D.C. As the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead hordes, Alice must return to where the nightmare began – Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.
In a race against time, Alice will join forces with old friends and an unlikely ally in an action-packed battle with undead hordes and new mutant monsters. Between losing her superhuman abilities and Umbrella’s impending attack, this will be Alice’s most difficult adventure as she fights to save humanity, which is on the brink of oblivion.
Working for the last few nights with the incredible 3rd Dan Tae Kwon Do master and actor Joon Gi @actor_jg has been insanely fun and so inspiring. Makes me want to go back to class and brush up on my martial arts skills!
Fans of those damned dirty apes have had much to be happy about these last several years, as the reboot franchise has gotten off to a fantastic start. Set for release in 2017, War for the Planet of the Apes will be the third chapter in the prequel saga, and today the very first image has arrived.
Straight from the set, the behind-the-scenes shot was posted by director Matt Reeves on Twitter, and it calls to mind the memorable finale of 1968’s Planet of the Apes. Reeves recently indicated that the new franchise may eventually run into the old one, and this could be our first tease of that.
Check out the image below!
The film stars Steve Zahn, Woody Harrelson, Chad Rood, Terry Notary, Amiah Miller, and Gabriel Chavarria. Andy Serkis returns as Caesar.
Matt Reeves, who directed 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, is returning to helm from a script by Mark Bomback. Chernin Entertainment, Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa, and Amanda Silver are producing the film, shooting in Vancouver.
The storyline is being kept under wraps.
War for the Planet of the Apes will be released on July 14, 2017.
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The next chapter of the Underworld franchise has finally begun filming, and we have all your early details right here. Read on!
From the Press Release:
Principal photography is under way on the latest installment of Screen Gems/Lakeshore Entertainment’s blockbuster UNDERWORLD series, which has grossed nearly $500 million worldwide. The ten-week shoot will take place entirely in the Czech capital and areas surrounding.
Theo James (the Divergent series) returns as Selene’s ally David, reprising the role he played in Underworld: Awakening. British actors Tobias Menzies (“Outlander,” “Rome”) and Lara Pulver (“Sherlock”) take on the respective roles of a formidable new Lycan leader and a fiercely ambitious Vampire, and Charles Dance (“Game of Thrones”) again plays Vampire elder Thomas. Rounding out the film’s stellar international cast are: James Faulkner (“Game of Thrones”), Peter Andersson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), newcomer Clementine Nicholson, Bradley James (A&E’s “Damien”), and Daisy Head (Fallen).
Anna Foerster is the director of UNDERWORLD 5. Foerster, who previously directed episodes of the television series “Criminal Minds” and “Outlander,” is widely known for her work as cinematographer on epic blockbusters such as Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, and White House Down.
The screenplay for UNDERWORLD 5 was penned by Cory Goodman (The Last Witch Hunter, Priest) and based on characters originally created by Kevin Grevioux, Len Wiseman, and Danny McBride. Lakeshore Entertainment’s Tom Rosenberg (The Lincoln Lawyer, Million Dollar Baby), Gary Lucchesi (Million Dollar Baby, Underworld), and Richard S. Wright (The Lincoln Lawyer, Underworld) are producing, as are David Kern (Underworld: Awakening) along with Len Wiseman (Underworld, Total Recall).
Foerster’s accomplished behind-the-scenes team is comprised of cinematographer Karl W. Lindenlaub (The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Independence Day), production designer Ondrej Nekvasil (Snowpiercer), costume designer Bojana Nikitovic (A Good Day to Die Hard), and editor Peter Amundson (Pacific Rim, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans).
Paramount International has just released an animated look back at the Paranormal Activity franchise in anticipation of this Friday’s release of Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension. The video serves to bring you up-to-speed on the franchise by reminding you of all you need to know to be ready for the final chapter.
Look for our review and an interview with director Gregory Plotkin soon!
Plotkin’s Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension will open in 3D on October 23, 2015. Olivia Taylor Dudley, Chloe Csengery, Maria Olsen, Brit Shaw, Aiden Lovekamp, Jessica Tyler Brown, Ivy George, Chris J. Murray, Nathan Brewer, and Michael Krawic star.
The Ghost Dimension follows a new family, The Fleeges – father Ryan (Chris J. Murray), mother Emily (Brit Shaw), and their young daughter, Leila (Ivy George) – who move into a house and discover a video camera and a box of tapes in the garage. When they look through the camera’s lens, they begin to see the paranormal activity happening around them – including the re-emergence of young Kristi and Katie.
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Sleepaway Camp‘s Felissa Rose is a regular ta horror conventions.
Rose and writer-director Harrison Smith are heading up the genre division of the recently-relaunched Carolco Pictures.
Rose and Smith are currently working on bringing Love Bites, the 2010 novel by scream queen Adrienne Barbeau, to the big screen.
This past weekend Rose appeared at Rock and Shock for a Sleepaway Camp panel, which was attended by Broke Horror Fan. There, Rose was telling fans that Resident Evil star Milla Jovovich is in talks to star in the adaptation.
“In talks” can mean a lot of things. For all we know Rose and Smith reached out to Jovovich’s reps and consider that “in talks.” It doesn’t mean for a second that Jovovich is interested, and all of this should be taken in jest until something more official were to be announced.
“Love Bites” is the second novel in Barbeau’s “Vampyres of Hollywood” series. It’s about Ovsanna Moore, a Hollywood siren, horror film legend, cut throat producer and 450-year-old vampyre.
Jovovich is currently in South Africa shooting Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, the sixth and final entry in the franchise.
With Halloween fast approaching, there’s still much to look forward to on the horror front this month. On the eve of the big day, hotly-anticipated horror comedy Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse arrives on the big screen, and today brings a new clip and image. Dig in!
Directed by Christopher Landon (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones), the film stars Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, and Patrick Schwarzenegger.
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse will be released on October 30th.
Three Scouts and lifelong friends join forces with one bad-ass cocktail waitress to become the world’s most unlikely team of heroes. When their peaceful town is ravaged by a zombie invasion, they’ll fight for the badge of a lifetime and put their scouting skills to the test to save mankind from the undead.
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Forget the annual ‘Treehouse of Horror’ anthology-styled episodes of “The Simpsons,” this past Sunday FOX aired a real Halloween-themed episode of the animated series.
It took 27 seasons for the writers of “The Simpsons” to finally do a Halloween episode that wasn’t part of the ‘Treehouse of Horror’ series. In fact, I haven’t really enjoyed a ‘Treehouse of Horror’ since its inception nearly 25 years ago.
It was refreshing to see the characters of “The Simpsons” – in their own universe – actually celebrate and enjoy Halloween. Being how popular the holiday is in pop culture, this opened many doors for homage – from haunted attractions to musicals.
In ‘Halloween of Horror’, “When Lisa (Yeardley Smith) becomes scared at the Krustyland Halloween Horror Night, Homer (Dan Castellaneta) is forced to take down his Everscream Terrors decorations. Halloween pop-up employees seek vengeance on Homer for causing them to lose their jobs, and rob his house while Homer and Lisa hide out in the attic. Homer and Lisa light up their stored holiday decorations to attract attention and stand up to the intruders. Nick Kroll and Blake Anderson make guest-voice appearances.“
Considering we’re in the 27th season, it was an okay episode, but still made me giddy to see them finally take the holiday serious. Also, John Carpenter was immortalized in a “Simpsons” episode when Homer and Lisa whistle the Halloween theme!
For those of you who look forward to ‘Treehouse of Horror,’ don’t fret as ‘Treehouse of Horror XXVI’ will air on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT. “On the annual fright fest Halloween episode, Sideshow Bob (Kelsey Grammer) finally kills Bart (Nancy Cartwright), only to reanimate him; Homer (Dan Castellaneta) wakes up with short-term memory loss; and Lisa (Yeardley Smith), Bart, and Milhouse (Pamela Hayden) get super powers from radiation.“
Horrify Me, the award-winning UK studio famous for producing photography of grim horror and scary portraits, has launched a series of images to pay tribute to Cannibal Holocaust. The infamous scene which depicts a young girl impaled on a stake was highly controversial at the time, resulting in the arrest of the director Ruggero Deodato on suspicion of murder. He was of course able to prove his innocence and the film became notorious.
To pay tribute to this ground breaking film and to mark the 35th anniversary of it’s release, Horrify Me recreated the “impaled girl” scene using the exact same technique as Ruggero Deodato. Horrify Me’s creative photographer and artist Rick Jones constructed a prop using well-seasoned timber capable of holding far more weight than it needed, and commissioned an engineer to build a custom bolt which could safely hold a small seat for the model to sit on. The model Harley Rose was briefed on safety and then covered in disgusting makeup ready for her shoot.
“The images have had immense feedback. Cannibal Holocaust fans (and there are a LOT of those) absolutely love my photos and they’ve been a real success. They’ve also attracted some fierce criticism too for their depiction of graphic horror and gore, but that’s kind of the whole point,” said Jones.
Horrify Me uses a lot of makeup and various digital tricks to create stunning images but on this one, it had to be completely authentic. Very little Photoshop work was done to the images, which were shot from a set-up that resembled the original as closely as possible. It wasn’t an easy shoot and took a lot of preparation but the team are happy with the outcome.
Happy birthday Cannibal Holocaust from Horrify Me!
All images courtesy of Horrify Me.
In celebration of the release of Tremors 5: Bloodlines (review) and of course the Halloween season, we now have your chance to score the flick on Blu-ray along with the Tremors Attack Pack that’s home to the previous four flicks!
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This contest will end at 12:01 AM PT on October 26, 2015.
About Tremors 5: Bloodlines:
Michael Gross (“Family Ties,” “Suits,”) returns as Graboid hunter extraordinaire Burt Gummer, with Jamie Kennedy (“The Cleveland Show,” Scream franchise) as his new tech-savvy second-in-command, in this all-new adventure. The latest chapter of the franchise known for its campy humor and voracious monsters features thrilling new special effects, 25 minutes of bonus features, extended scenes, and outtakes, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.
The stakes are raised for survivalist Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) in his most dangerous monster hunt yet. When Gummer’s hired to capture a deadly Assblaster terrorizing South Africa, he and his new sidekick, Travis Welker (Jamie Kennedy), find themselves in a battle to the death against the fiercely aggressive Ass Blasters and Graboids. Discovering that the monsters have evolved into even more lethal creatures, their mission takes on a whole new level of unseen terror — far more than they bargained for.
- Deleted and Extended Scenes
- Tremors 5: Behind the Bloodlines featurette