Bigfoot is having a pretty good run through the indie horror scene these days, but few offerings tackle the legendary creature from a realistic perspective. Writer/director David Ford’s Something in the Woods takes a family-friendly approach to the hairy beast, which is honestly something you don’t get from horror flicks too often. Inspired by true events, Woods takes a look at the Hartman family and terrifying experiences with an unruly Sasquatch during the 1960s.
Ahead of the film’s release in stores and on VOD early next year, Ford and company are selling Something in the Woods on DVD via the flick’s official website right now. Interested parties should definitely take a few minutes to check out the trailer embedded below.
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In this sneak peak from tomorrow “Ash vs Evil Dead,” Fisher finds Ash and the cabin, despite his best efforts. It results in some sweet, sweet sexual tension.
In Episode 108, ‘Ashes to Ashes,’ “Ash attempts to bury the book to end the Evil, but first he must contend with other, more physical things from his past. Fisher also faces a horrific change in Ash.”
The final three episodes act as the series’ third act and all take place in the cabin setting up a climactic battle.
What are your expectations?
William Brent Bell (Stay Alive, The Devil Inside and WER) is tapping into the fear of dolls with a new take in STX’s upcoming horror, The Boy, which stars “The Walking Dead’s” Lauren Cohan.
Below we have a brand new TV Spot that strongly suggests you follow “his” rules. For whatever reason I laugh every time Cohan laughs in these trailers. It’s super funny to me. I also love that one of the rules, not shown in this spot, is to feed him. I can’t stand Bell’s previous work, but I really, really want to like this one.
In The Boy , “Greta (Cohan) is a young American woman who takes a job as a nanny in a remote English village, only to discover that the family’s 8-year-old is a life-sized doll that the parents care for just like a real boy, as a way to cope with the death of their actual son 20 years prior. After violating a list of strict rules, a series of disturbing and inexplicable events bring Greta’s worst nightmare to life, leading her to believe that the doll is actually alive.”
The Boy comes to life on January 22, 2016.
Saban Films has announced a March 11, 206 limited theatrical and VOD release for Michael Petroni’s psychological thriller Backtrack, which stars Adrien Brody (The Jacket), Sam Neill (In The Mouth Of Madness, Jurassic Park), and Robin McLeavy (The Loved Ones, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter).
The psychological thriller had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year.
“In Backtrack, troubled psychotherapist Peter Bowers (Adrien Brody) is suffering from nightmares and eerie visions. When he uncovers the horrifying secret shared by his patients, he is put on a course that takes him back to the remote hometown he fled years ago. There in False Creek he is consumed by solving a decades-old mystery that holds the key to his strange and menacing delusions.
Here’s the international trailer.
Director Byron C. Miller describes his indie horror flick The Anatomy of Monsters as “midnight poetry,” which is actually a pretty awesome way to describe a movie. Instead of saying, “Oh, hey, yeah, my movie’s about a bloodthirsty killer,” Miller takes it a step further by saying his endeavor captures “the feeling of late night hours and sinister urges.” With the help of screenwriter Paul Morgan, the filmmaker set out to bring his midnight poetry to life. Color me seriously intrigued.
The official synopsis for the flick unfolds as follows:
Andrew seems ordinary as he prepares for an evening out. He carefully shaves, styles his hair and selects the perfect outfit. As the hour grows late, he decides to make the final preparations by examining his tools for the night: duct tape, rubber gloves, and a large hunting knife. Andrew plans to haunt a bar in order to ensnare an unsuspecting woman but finds that this is more difficult then it appears. He is starting to lose hope of finding someone, when someone finds him…
Sarah notices Andrew as she is sitting alone in the back of the bar. She strikes up a conversation with him. Last call arrives, and Sarah suggests that they get a motel room. At the motel, Sarah is flirtatious, but Andrew quickly dismisses her advances and instead begins to give in to his dark impulses. He produces the large hunting knife and forces Sarah to cower in fear. She begs him to let her go, but he rebuffs her at every turn. Finally he moves in for the kill.
Andrew wavers. Sarah catches this hesitation and sees an opportunity. She begins to talk to him, in a confident voice about murder… and how to get away with it. She can help him to be a better killer if he will only listen…
What follows is a deadly game of wits and a soul-baring confession.
The Anatomy of Monsters, which stars Tabitha Bastien (Run, Hide, Die), Jesse Lee Keeter (“Grimm”), and Conner Marx (If There’s a Hell Bellow, “Z Nation”), is available via Distrify Media for an amazingly low price. Interested? Point your browsers to this location to score your very own digital copy. The trailer, as you may already have guessed, resides below.
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With only three more episodes left in the first season of Starz’ “Ash vs Evil Dead“, we’re gonna need some things to tide us over until the confirmed second season airs! So why not bring the music of the series around with you by enjoying composer Joseph Loduca‘s original score?
For those of you who are on the fence about picking it up, below is an exclusive visual soundtrack teaser that gives you samples of many of the tracks you’ve heard and will hear in the series. Rev up your chainsaw, gas up your Oldsmobile, and crank your speakers for this one!
Download your copy of the Ash vs Evil Dead OST via iTunes!
A couple of months is all that stands between us and a colossal story expansion for Techland’s massively popular open-world horror game Dying Light. An expansive new environment, dune buggies, epic loot, evil cultists and a new questline are all coming on Feb 9 with the arrival of The Following, but that’s not the only content we’ll be getting in the coming months.
Techland is pairing this new DLC with a substantial update that will bring with it an array of new features and technical improvements, as well as some bonus water-themed goodies courtesy of the #DrinkForDLC campaign from earlier this year.
The Following will be unlocked automatically for owners of the season pass. Otherwise you can get it for $19.99. The update will be free for all, and if you’ve waited this long to get your copy of Dying Light, everything I mentioned comes bundled with the recently announced Enhanced Edition.
Here’s a full breakdown of what’s changing in the free update:
Nightmare difficulty setting
New Parkour moves
New enemy attacks and behaviours
Enhanced facial expressions
New NPC models
Improved human enemy AI
Improved volatile AI
Greater firearm variety
HUD and video filter customisations
Gameplay quality improvements
Console performance upgrades
Overall game look and feel improvements
A24 has released the final poster for Robert Eggers’ chilling The Witch (read our review), which opens in theaters Nationwide on February 26, 2016.
Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, and Lucas Dawson star in the film rated R “for disturbing violent content and graphic nudity.”
I think the one-sheet is quite beautiful, but what really sells it for me is the perfect quote featured at the top. I haven’t been so intrigued by a critic quote in a long time, and Drew’s statement that The Witch “feels like…something we should not be seeing” only makes me want to see it even more.
“In this exquisitely made and terrifying new horror film, the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are innovatively brought together to tell the intimate and riveting story of one family’s frightful unraveling in the New England wilderness circa 1630.
New England, 1630. Upon threat of banishment by the church, an English farmer leaves his colonial plantation, relocating his wife and five children to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest — within which lurks an unknown evil. Strange and unsettling things begin to happen almost immediately — animals turn malevolent, crops fail, and one child disappears as another becomes seemingly possessed by an evil spirit. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, family members accuse teenage daughter Thomasin of witchcraft, charges she adamantly denies. As circumstances grow more treacherous, each family member’s faith, loyalty and love become tested in shocking and unforgettable ways.
Writer/director Robert Eggers’ debut feature, which premiered to great acclaim at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival — winning the Best Director Prize in the U.S. Narrative Competition — painstakingly recreates a God-fearing New England decades before the 1692 Salem witch trials, in which religious convictions tragically turned to mass hysteria. Told through the eyes of the adolescent Thomasin — in a star-making turn by newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy — and supported by mesmerizing camera work and a powerful musical score, THE WITCH is a chilling and groundbreaking new take on the genre.”
Visit the film’s official website for more.
The Universal remake of Bride of Frankenstein has landed a writer in the form of David Koepp, who wrote both Jurassic Park and The Lost World, according to Variety. On top of that, they’re also reporting that Universal wants to offer the director’s chair and a starring role (probably as the lead) to Angelina Jolie Pitt.
Koepp has written several genre films, including Secret Room, Stir of Echoes, and David Fincher’s 2002 claustrophobic thriller Panic Room.
As always, details are being kept tightly under wraps but the overall consensus is that each of these remakes will take place in modern times and will all be interwoven in a larger universe, much like Marvel is doing with all the Avengers. The full scope of the project is being overseen by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan.
The original Bride of Frankenstein came out in 1935 and starred Boris Karloff as “The Monster” and Elsa Lanchester as the titular character. Directed by James Whale, the film has gone on to become one of the most acclaimed movies of its era, drawing praise and esteem, including its addition to the National Film Registry in 1998 for being “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.”
Four character posters for each protagonist in the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot have been released and can be seen below! The posters come after yesterday’s first official reveal. The film, which comes out July 15th, 2016, stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones.
Feig has filmed cameos (in new roles) for many of the original Ghostbusters cast, including Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, and even Sigourney Weaver.
Andy Garcia, Michael Kenneth Williams, Matt Walsh, Neil Casey, and Pat Kiernan also star alongside Chris Hemsworth.
Each outlet that premiered the posters also ran the following additional information about each of the main characters:
*Kristen Wiig plays Erin Gilbert, a particle physicist, academic firebrand, spectral warrior.
*Kate McKinnon is Jillian Holtzmann, a nuclear engineer, munitions expert, and proton wrangler.
*Melissa McCarthy is Abby Yates, a paranormal researcher, supernatural scientist, and entity trapper.
*Leslie Jones is Patty Tolan, a ghost tracker, municipal historian, and metaphysical commando
Today marks the 245th anniversary since Ludwig van Beethoven’s baptism. Alas, there are no records of his exact birth date, so we’re using today because, well…we can.
To celebrate the birthday of the iconic classical composer, who is responsible for some of the most incredible and stunning works of music ever written, we’ve teamed up with metal band Exmortus to premiere a video for their cover of “Appassionata” (Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57), which takes the fast paced original and adds some shred to it!
In fact, drummer Mario Moreno thinks the same thing, saying:
Being classical music fans we thought it would be cool to do another classical piece for “Ride Forth”, and once again we picked something from Beethoven because he’s rad and shreds the keys. What better time to release this track than on the month and guesstimated day he was born?
The track appears on the band’s upcoming album Ride Forth, which comes out January 8th via Prosthetic Records. Check out the cover below!
12/19 Santa Ana, CA – Malones (w/ Flotsam & Jetsam, Holy Grail)
1/5 New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre *
1/6 Trenton, NJ – Championship Bar & Grill *
1/7 Clifton Park, NY – Trickshots *
1/8 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater *
1/9 Worcester, MA – The Palladium *
1/10 Montreal, QC – Foufounes *
1/11 Quebec City, QC – Salle Multi *
1/12 Ottawa, ON – Ritual *
1/13 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck *
1/14 London, ON – APK *
1/15 Rochester,NY – Montage Music Hall *
1/16 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom *
1/17 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar *
1/18 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups *
1/20 Westland, MI – Token Lounge *
1/21 St. Louis, MO – Fubar *
1/22 Joliet, IL – The Tree *
1/23 Cudahy, WI – The Metal Grill *
1/24 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club *
1/25 Winnipeg, MB – The Park *
1/26 Regina, SK – The Exchange *
1/27 Calgary, AB – Nite Owl *
1/28 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room *
1/30 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater *
1/31 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven *
2/1 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre *
2/2 San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside *
2/3 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky a Go Go *
2/4 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick *
2/5 Tempe, AZ – Club Red *
2/6 Las Vegas, NV – LVCS *
2/7 Reno, NV – PB&Js *
2/8 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue *
2/9 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater *
2/10 Merriam, KS – Aftershock *
2/11 Austin, TX – Sidewinder *
2/12 San Antonio, TX – Korova *
2/13 Houston, TX – Scout Bar *
2/14 Dallas, TX – Trees *
2/15 New Orleans, LA – Siberia *
2/16 Tampa, FL – Orpheum *
2/17 Orlando, FL – The Haven *
2/18 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade *
2/19 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub *
2/20 Richmond, VA – Canal Club *
* with Enforcer, Warbringer & Cauldron
There’s been chatter of Universal Pictures remaking Steven Spielberg’s 1975 Jaws since we launched this site in 2001.
Now, Spielberg is heading back to Universal with Amblin Partners, and out of this news came the question of whether or not Jaws was going to get the reboot.
Spielberg tells Deadline that he (personally) would never remake any of his own movies (even though films like Poltergeist still found a way to get remade).
“I would never remake one of my own movies — starting with Jaws — but there are Amblin titles in the library that could inspire new stories that were made popular by the films,” he said. “There isn’t a single title that I’ve earmarked, but yes, I would like to. I will be discussing that with Jeff (Skoll) and Ronnie (Meyer) and Donna (Langley).
“I would never remake Jaws,” he double clarified.
Adds the site: Besides, he joked, he’d have to get the permission from his attorney Bruce “Jaws” Ramer — which everyone knows is the town’s biggest legal shark — in order to use the name again.
What’s interesting here is that it sounds as if Spielberg is okay with mining the library for franchises to spin off. The latest Indiana Jones is the perfect example of him attempting to push the franchise in a new direction (with Shia Labeouf), even though it failed. I do like that he’s at least trying to keep Hollywood honest, even if that’s just smoke and mirrors.
Jaws is more than a financial success, it’s also historically important being that it was the first ever summer blockbuster. It’s because of Jaws that we get mega-huge blockbusters each and ever summer.
Fans of The Exorcist III, get hyped! According to a recent comment made by director William Peter Blatty over at TheNinthConfiguration, Morgan Creek, “…are planning a new Blu Ray of “my cut”, pretty much confirming that a director’s cut will be officially announced in the near future!
The theatrical cut of the film suffered multiple edits and cuts, including a completely different ending, that Blatty has never been satisfied with. Therefore, seeing a release that he dubs as “his cut” is pretty exciting.
Unfortunately, aside from Blatty’s statement and a few intriguing tweets from Morgan Creek (1, 2, 3), there isn’t anything 100% solid we can offer. We’ll be keeping our ears pressed very closely to the ground on this one, however, as it’s something we’d love to see come to fruition!
Many thanks to Destroy The Brain for the announcement!
Caleb Landry Jones, who was phenomenal in Antiviral, will join Catherine Keener, Allison Williams and Daniel Kaluuya in Jordan Peele’s horror-thriller film Get Out, writes THR.
Peele, known as one half of the comedic duo on Comedy Central’s “Key and Peele,” wrote and will direct the story of a young African-American man who visits his Caucasian girlfriend’s family estate.
Landry Jones, who also starred in X-Men: First Class, recently worked on Doug Liman’s next film Mena, which stars Tom Cruise. He’ll also star in John Michael McDonagh’s film War on Everyone opposite Theo James and Michael Pena, adds the site.
When Konami removed P.T. from the PlayStation store less than nine months after its release, we lost one of the most memorable horror games in recent memory. With no way to re-download it, the demo’s existence was limited to the consoles that still had it installed.
Then, a video game miracle happened.
Instructions to recover the game were recently posted by a member of the Gamexeon forums, and while I haven’t tried them myself, they appear to be working.
Detailed instructions can be found in the video below.
The process for getting P.T. back on your PS4 isn’t too complicated, but there’s still a certain amount of risk involved in getting it back this way. You could get your very own copy of P.T., or a white rabbit might help you escape the Matrix. Anything can happen; such is the magic of video games.
If you do attempt this, let me know how it goes for you.
Maybe Kojima’s new partnership with Sony will gift us with a spiritual successor to Silent Hills. It probably won’t, but it’s a nice thought nonetheless.
Waxwork Records has revealed all details for their 2016 subscription package, including the titles of the four confirmed releases subscribers will be getting and a secret fifth title that is being called “…VERY special“.
Included in 2016 will be the following four movies: 1977’s Shock Waves (composed by Richard Einhorn), 1981’s My Bloody Valentine (composed by Paul Zaza), 1967’s Mad Monster Party, and 1981’s The Howling (composed by Pino Donaggio).
The subscription will go on sale this Friday via www.waxworkrecords.com. The packages will cost $195 in the US and $275 for international (shipping is a bitch, I tells ya).
Full details and trailers can be seen below.
The full details, as explained by Waxwork:
*Five deluxe soundtracks on exclusive colored vinyl
*18% off everything from Waxwork Records in 2016
*An exclusive 2016 Subscription Member T-Shirt
*Waxwork Records Logo Enamel Pin
*Exclusive 2016 Subscriber LP Tote
*No-Hassle and Stress-Free service without the worry of anything selling out
*All Shipping Costs Included
We’ve got a very fun clip from Takashi Miike’s latest horror film Over Your Dead Body, which will be hitting Blu-ray and DVD on January 5th via Scream Factory. The clip shows Ichikawa Ebizō XI pulling up to a construction site where he wants to rest for a few moments. Unfortunately, there’s a ghost who is intent on scaring the absolute shit out of him, up to and including some rather permanent damage. Or does it?
One of the great things that I love about this clip is that it actually shows the ghost disappearing into thin air. How many times have we watched a supernatural horror film and a person looks at a ghost, looks away (with the camera cutting away too), and when they look back the ghost is gone? I always wanted to know what happened during that cut and Takashi Miike showed me exactly that! If for nothing else, I thank him for this!
“Taking its cue from the art of Kabuki, the terrifying tale unfolds within the walls of a theatre where a troupe of players are in rehearsals for a production of Yotsuya Kaidan, a 200-year-old tale of murder, betrayal, and phantasmagorical vengeance — and where life comes to imitate art in ultimately shocking ways.”
Make sure to pre-order your copy of Over Your Dead Body via Scream Factory.
Hideo Kojima doesn’t waste any time. His contract with Konami ended yesterday and he’s already founded a new studio and scored a publishing deal with Sony.
Konami was at their worst earlier this year when they stripped all mentions of Kojima Productions from the promotional materials for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The team that had spent countless hours over several years working on one of the greatest games of 2015 were then turned into contractors, and by July, the studio had closed its doors.
And just as the prophecy foretold, from the still-warm ashes of Konami’s spectacular temper tantrum, a new Kojima Productions has arisen.
“PlayStation’s history is one of game innovation and great new franchises,” said Andrew House, president of Sony Computer Entertainment, in a press release. “Hideo Kojima has been a huge part of that history, and we are therefore delighted that he has chosen to bring his brand new project to life in partnership with PlayStation.”
“I will be taking on a new challenge by establishing my own independent studio, and I am thrilled to be able to embark on this journey with PlayStation, who I have continued to work with all these past years,” added Hideo Kojima. “I cannot wait to deliver, with PlayStation, a game that will become a compelling franchise.”
The studio’s first project is already coming together. Through a publishing deal with Sony, Kojima’s next game will come to the PlayStation 4 first, followed by a PC release after an unspecified exclusivity window. Since Konami owns the rights to both the Metal Gear and Silent Hill franchises, this will be “something completely new.”
Many former Kojima Productions staffers are returning, including Yoji Shinkawa, lead artist for the Metal Gear and Zone of the Enders series.
Kojima Productions already has a new website and an appropriately strange new logo. I might’ve gone with something like a phoenix flying above the smoking husk of a building that would resemble the Konami HQ just enough to be recognizable, but not enough to incite a lawsuit.
1/2 This is new studio's logo. Looks like a medieval knight and also a space suit. pic.twitter.com/AC3j6kfImy
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) December 16, 2015
With Christmas nearly upon us, it seems only fitting that we pay homage to the great swath of Christmas-themed horror movies! And that’s precisely what YouTuber Sanjid Parvez is here to help with!
Parvez took clips from several Christmas horror films, including Gremlins, Krampus, Rare Exports, Saint, and more, and compiled them into a montage that is overlaid by “Carol of the Bells”, as featured in 2015’s A Christmas Horror Story! The end result is a video that wonderfully blends the jolliness of the holiday with the carnage and mayhem that we all know and love!
Enjoy below and Merry Christmas to one and all!
I love that we have a National Film Registry that preserves films for historical purposes. What I love even more is that their knowledge of film is clearly on a level I wouldn’t have expected.
The Library of Congress has added 25 new titles to their National Film Registry, one of which is the Spanish version of the 1931 Dracula, which featured an entirely different cast, shot parallel to the Bela Lugosi-starrer we all know and love.
George Melford directed this alternate version that some consider better than its English-language brother.Carlos Villarías stars as Conde Drácula (as Carlos Villar).
The other genre film added to the Registry needs no introduction: Ivan Reitman’s 1984 Ghostbusters, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Ernie Hudson, and Sigourney Weaver.
Other major films include L.A. Confidential, The Shawshank Redemption, The Mark of Zorro, oh, yeah, and mother-fuckin’ Top Gun. See full list below.
- Being There (1979)
- Black and Tan (1929)
- Dracula (Spanish) (1931)
- Dream of a Rarebit Fiend (1906)
- Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer (1975)
- Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze (1894)
- A Fool There Was (1915)
- Ghostbusters (1984)
- Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)
- Humoresque (1920)
- Imitation of Life (1959)
- The Inner World of Aphasia (1968)
- John Henry and the Inky-Poo (1946)
- L.A. Confidential (1997)
- The Mark of Zorro (1920)
- The Old Mill (1937)
- Our Daily Bread (1934)
- Portrait of Jason (1967)
- Seconds (1966)
- The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
- Sink or Swim (1990)
- The Story of Menstruation (1946)
- Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (1968)
- Top Gun (1986)
- Winchester ’73 (1950)