New Jurassic World Image Shows Off the Leftovers

Dread Central - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 19:09

Colin Trevorrow's tweeted a new image from the set of the currently shooting Jurassic World and it's safe to say that the main subject of it was anything but safe. Hey... a dino's gotta eat, right?

Vincent D'Onofrio, Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, BD Wong, Andy Buckley, Idris Elba, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, and Nick Robinson star.

Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) penned the script with Derek Connolly and directs. Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, and Pat Crowley produce Jurassic World. In theaters June 12, 2015, this is a new sci-fi terror adventure set 22 years after the horrific events of the original Jurassic Park.

More as it comes.

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New Graphic Reminds Us of Under the Dome's Characters' Connections

Dread Central - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 19:05

A little hazy on who's related to whom and who's living and dead in Chester's Mill after the town has been "Under the Dome" for the equivalent of two weeks? With the Season 2 premiere just a day away, this character map that shows everyone's connections arrived at the perfect time!

The June 30th premiere episode was written by bestselling author and executive producer Stephen King, who also makes a cameo appearance, and was filmed on location in Wilmington, N.C.

"Under the Dome" stars Mike Vogel (Barbie), Colin Ford (Joe), Alexander Koch (Junior), Rachelle Lefevre (Julia), Natalie Martinez (Linda), Dean Norris (Big Jim), Mackenzie Lintz (Norrie), and Britt Robertson (Angie).

The Season 2 newcomers include Brett Cullen, Sherry Stringfield, Eddie Cahill, Grace Victoria Cox, Karla Crome, Dwayne Boyd, and Dwight Yoakam.

Related Story: Visit our "Under the Dome" Archive

"Under the Dome" Episode 2.01 - "Heads Will Roll" (airs 6/30/14; 10-11 PM)
Barbie’s fate lies in Big Jim’s hands, and the Dome presents a new threat when it becomes magnetized. Meanwhile, Julia seeks out the help of a stranger to save the life of a mysterious girl who may hold clues to origin of the Dome.

For more info visit "Under the Dome" on CBS.com, "like" "Under the Dome" on Facebook, and follow "Under the Dome" on Twitter (@UnderTheDomeCBS).




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A Pair of New Life After Beth Stills

Dread Central - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 19:03

On tap are two new images from Life After Beth, a Jeff Baena-written/directed comedy that stars Aubrey Plaza, John C. Reilly, Dane DeHaan, Paul Reiser, and Anna Kendrick. Check 'em out to see how pretty being dead can be!

The film centers on a young man whose life takes a turn for the worse when he attempts to make amends after his recently deceased girlfriend returns from the dead. Look for it in limited release on August 15th.

Synopsis
Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. But when she miraculously comes back to life, Zach takes full advantage of the opportunity to share and experience all the things he regretted not doing with her before. However, the newly returned Beth isn’t quite how he remembered her, and before long Zach’s whole world takes a turn for the worse.

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Take a Long Look at The Possession of Michael King

Dread Central - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 18:55

Anchor Bay has released over a dozen images for the David Jung-directed The Possession of Michael King, and they're all fairly creepy. Check 'em out, and look for more on this one really soon!

The Possession of Michael King Release Details
Anchor Bay Films is releasing the highly-anticipated, terrifying supernatural horror film THE POSSESSION OF MICHAEL KING in theaters on August 22nd and available On iTunes, On Demand, DVD, and Blu-ray on August 26th.

THE POSSESSION OF MICHAEL KING is an intense supernatural spine-tingler from the producers of White Noise and The Haunting In Connecticut, directed by first-time director David Jung and starring Shane Johnson (Starz’ upcoming “Power”), Dale Dickey (Iron Man 3), Julie McNiven (TV’s “Supernatural”, “Mad Men”), and Tomas Arana (Guardians of the Galaxy). The film is written by David Jung from a story by Jung and Tedi Sarafian (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines).

The film tells the story of documentary filmmaker Michael King (Johnson), who doesn’t believe in God or the Devil. Following the sudden death of his wife, Michael decides to make his next film about the search for the existence of the supernatural, making himself the center of the experiment – allowing demonologists, necromancers, and various practitioners of the occult to try the deepest and darkest spells and rituals they can find on him – in the hopes that when they fail, he’ll once and for all have proof that religion, spiritualism, and the paranormal are nothing more than myth. But something does happen. An evil and horrifying force has taken over Michael King. And it will not let him go.

THE POSSESSION OF MICHAEL KING was produced by Paul Brooks and executive produced by Scott Niemeyer and Guy Danella.

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Audition Getting Remade For the US

Dread Central - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 18:41

Well, it took a surprising amount of years to get on Hollywood's "we need our own version of that" radar, but it's finally on its way. The 1999 Takashi Miike film Audition, which was based upon the 1997 novel by Japanese author Ryu Murakami, is getting the U.S. remake treatment!

Deadline reports that Terminator, Rambo, and Basic Instinct executive producer Mario Kassar is in the midst of assembling an English-language adaptation for us Westerners. The new Kassar-produced version is based on the original Murakami novel and will transplant the story to an American setting.

In this version, to be directed by Richard Gray (The Lookalike), Audition‘s unlucky protagonist is Sam Davis, who lives alone with his son following the death of his wife seven years prior and is convinced by a filmmaker friend to stage the fake auditions. The former ballerina with a mysterious past he falls for is now named Evie Lawrence, but otherwise details fall closely in line with Murakami’s best-seller.

Gray adapted the script and will tackle a fall shoot for Audition.

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[TV] Robert Kirkman Knows How “The Walking Dead” Will End…

bloody disgusting - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 18:08

The keys to the finale dug out of Scott Gimple.

More fun from the Saturn Awards in California as “The Walking Dead” show runner Scott Gimple – who has been a writer on the series since season two – tells Collider that comic creator Robert Kirkman (thankfully) has an ending in mind for the long running series. One of my biggest issues is that it feels like the wheels just keep spinning instead of just working towards creating a perfect story arc (much like “Preacher” did). And while Kirkman would tell Gimple the end, he would rather experience it month-to-month through the comics.

I would say ‘Yes’ [there is an end-game]. I actually don’t like spoiling myself on the comic. I read it as I go. Robert’s offered to tell me the whole thing so I get general aspects of it. I know the emotional end game of the show but there’s practical aspects, I want to keep with the comic. With these characters, you definitely have to think of the emotional endgame and that is very much a part of where I’m headed. But I want to have the flexibility to change the practicals with the comic and I don’t want Robert to spoil the whole series for me.

Gimple also talked briefly about the forthcoming AMC spinoff, although he indicates that licensing rights could cause the two series to never cross paths.

I have little to do with the spinoff… This I do know. It’s set in the world of The Walking Dead but from what I understand, it’s not like Daryl’s cousin or anything… I would never say never [to a crossover between the shows] because if I was a viewer I would say that sounds awesome. But we’re doing our own show. I also think a crossover might be tough because it would take a lot of [license] within the comic story. We’ll see. When we get to all-out war, who knows? We’ll add another faction. It’ll be the Saviors and the Hilltop and the ‘Spin-offers’.

“The Walking Dead” returns this fall on AMC.

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Major ‘Halloween’ News From ’3D’ to the ‘H6′ Producer’s Cut!

bloody disgusting - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 17:57

Some seriously big Halloween news was reported out of this past weekend’s Saturn Awards in California.

Collider caught up with Malek Akkad, who took over the family business and worked on the five most recent Michael Myers films.

The site covered a wide variety of topics and received very candid answers. The biggest news to break is that the upcoming Halloween box set will include the Producer’s Cut of Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers!

Yes. I can announce that on the box set we will have the Producer’s Cut, finally. […] It’s been around for so many years and people have bad bootlegs, so I’m really happy that we were able to get the right elements and put it all together. And it looks – the transfers great, the sound is great. I think fans are going to be really happy with it.

He also talked a bit how they planned to continue the Thorn plot but Halloween H20 sent them down a new path.

“We did discuss continuing it and, what happened was, we were coming up to the twentieth anniversary and [The Curse of Michael Myers] wasn’t one of the bigger box office hits. So what the studio and I and my father, we got together and said, ‘Let’s do the twentieth anniversary.’ And the only way to do that properly was to get Jamie Lee [Curtis] back. So when you bring Jamie Lee back, it kind of leads to a whole different kind of storyline. It’s focused on the whole, Jamie Lee/Laurie Strode character. So, the Thorn thing faded away with that, but I think that was the right move because H20 was a great movie.”

The writer also talked a bit about Rob Zombie’s remake, and asked about a “rape scene in the hospital” that was deleted out of the final cut of the film.

“It was a bit graphic and we kind of wanted to ride that fine line that, the people that Michael kills, we want to feel for them. So, immediately, the two guys, when they’re… the rape scene. You wanted him to kill them, you start rooting for Michael to kill them. It was that fine line. We wanted it to still be scary and we wanted the kills to still be scary, not root for Michael. I think that was the thinking at the time.”

As for the now defunct Halloween 3D, which is being revived in some unknown capacity, Akkad reveals that they were two weeks away from shooting when The Weinstein Company pulled the plug!

“Todd Farmer and Patrick Lussier did a script. The next day after the last one came out, we were back in production for Halloween 3D. We were about two weeks from going down to Louisiana to shoot it and for whatever reason, the studio thought we were maybe moving a little bit too quickly. I disagree. I think we had a great script and a great team and it would have been a massive hit. But right now we’re currently working on a new script for Halloween 3, so it’s all in the works right now.”

Lastly, will the potential Halloween 3D follow the characters from the Zombie franchise?

“I can’t talk about it too much right now, but it will definitely keep elements and bring in new elements. But I really want to bring it back to kind of like, the classic – because the last one got a little dark – I want to bring it back to the classic Friday night horror film that people will really like.”

You can catch the entire video interview at the above link.

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What Horror Movie Still Scares You?

bloody disgusting - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 17:00

The problem with watching horror movies all the time is that they lose their effect, their impact to scare. I find myself watching horror movies not for scares (though I welcome them if they come) but rather to see if they have anything original to offer the genre, what kind of FX they use (hopefully practical), how the score interacts with the scenes, etc… I go for the entire package. I go because I want to see what a group of creative people can do when they work together towards a common goal.

But even with all of that being said, there are still some horror movies that, no matter how many times I watch them, I still tremble, quake, and cover my eyes. It is these films that have stayed with me the most for years upon years (well, some of them not quite that long). It is these films that I put on when I actually want to recall what it was like when I first started watching horror and actually feeling fear and dread.

So join me below as I go through a few films that still manage to terrify me. After that, leave a comment with the films that terrify you! I want to know which films get so under your skin that you either relish or abhor watching them again!

The Shining

This movie always has and always will make me shake underneath the covers. Beautifully crafted with excellent music, killer sound design, and stellar acting, The Shining is one of those movies that makes me think, “Holy crap, this could actually happen…” And that’s why I love this movie and why it still scares me to this day, some 20 years after I first watched it.

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The Walking Dead, Hannibal, and Gravity Win Big at the 2014 Saturn Awards; Exclusive Stills and News from the Red Carpet

Dread Central - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 13:42

The 40th Annual Saturn Awards were held this past Thursday, June 26th, and a what great show it was from (as Johnny Carson used to say) "beautiful downtown Burbank"! Here's the full list of winners and more.

Actually, we were high above the city at the famous Castaway restaurant and banquet hall. The Saturn Awards has been held here for the past few years, and it really is a fabulous venue with the best views of the San Fernando Valley anywhere.

Among the winners are Dread Central favorites "The Walking Dead," "Hannibal," The Conjuring, and Vera Farmiga's no holds barred performance as Norma Bates in "Bates Motel." The eye candy and updates from the carpet come from director Neil Marshall; the Curse of Chucky crew - Don Mancini, Brad Dourif, and Fiona Dourif; Insidious 3's Lin Shaye; and more. There's even some Ghostbusters 3 non-news!

It was a star-studded event, including this year’s biggest and brightest award recipients: Malcolm McDowell (Life Career Award), Bryan Fuller (Dan Curtis Legacy Award), Gregory Nicotero (George Pal Memorial Award), and Marc Cushman (Special Recognition Award for his recent book publications on "Star Trek").

None of them stopped to talk with press, but we did catch up with several other nominees and (soon to be) winners.

Director of photography Dean Cundey (with a Michael Myers model) was there to represent the Halloween Blu-ray from Anchor Bay. “I was very pleased to get the chance to be a part of the new transfer and new color timing,” said Cundey of the release. “It really is... closer to our original vision than any other one that’s been put out. Because each release that came out in the past always drifted a little further from the original. This Blu-ray is a completely new look at it and is the most accurate portrayal of the movie since it first came out. I have to thank Anchor Bay for their perspicacity in realizing that I could add something to the Blu-ray release.”

Frank Ilfman, music composer of the well-regarded Israeli horror film Big Bad Wolves, said he believes the score was nominated “because it sets the tone for the movie and is actually like another character. It stands out. You can hear it; it’s very loud. The magic of it is, when you watch the movie, it doesn’t take over. It is very big, but it doesn’t take over. So I think that’s why the Academy enjoyed it… it’s very melodic, and I took a unique approach to scoring such a gruesome subject.”

Abigail Hargrove, who plays Brad Pitt’s character's older daughter in World War Z told us, “I am big zombie nerd! I love 'The Walking Dead.' That is one of my favorite TV shows. I’m not up-to-date, but I binge whenever I can.” As for being on set with the zombies in World War Z, she got a real kick out of seeing them at the craft services table or just standing around talking on their cell phones. She would like to act in more horror films in the future but right now is doing a drama.

Another zombie nerd (and she’s got to be, right?) is Kyla Kenedy, who plays the little girl Mika on “The Walking Dead.” She told us Greg Nicotero once gave her a lesson in applying zombie makeup. What a treat! She said she likes doing the show, though things can get pretty intense. “A zombie once grabbed my foot for real! That was scary.” What’s next for Mika? Is she really gone…? “No spoilers, but Mika is going to go through an even rougher time.”

Neil Marshall, the director of The Descent and Centurion (to name a couple), was on the red carpet to support friends and also to talk about a new movie he produced, Soulmate. Soulmate will enjoy its U.S. debut at the Etheria Film Festival in July, and he couldn’t be prouder of it. Marshall has been working in television more than film lately. His big break came when he was given a last-minute opportunity to direct an episode of “Game of Thrones.” He then directed the premiere episode of “Constantine” and is “about to go off and do another one.”

Director Don Mancini was nominated (and later won) for his Child’s Play film Curse of Chucky. When the announcement came, “I was thrilled! It is so nice to be embraced for your work and be recognized. That doesn’t always happen so it was really exciting when it did happen for this one. I’m very proud of Curse of Chucky.”

The stars of Curse of Chucky, Brad Dourif and his daughter, Fiona, were also on hand to chat about the film. They had nothing but praise for their friend and director: “Don knows what he wants, and that’s what makes him such a good director,” said Brad. “We don’t always agree on how Chucky should say and do things, but I do what he wants. He lets me try things if there’s time, but the bottom line is he’s the director. It’s great to be nominated, but really all credit goes to Don. I’m here to support him and the franchise. Over the years Don has actually been way more involved than most people know.”

Fiona told me she found the challenge of doing stunts in a wheelchair less assiduous than one might think. “The secret of doing stunts in a wheelchair is: The wheelchair does most of the work for you!” She thinks one of the best scenes in the film is when her character gets trapped on an elevator with the evil Chucky doll. “The elevator scene alone took a week to film. That was actually pretty physical. I loved it.”

Lin Shaye, who has a cameo in Big Ass Spider (another big winner at this year's Saturn Awards), told us, “I’m here to support Mike [Mendez, the director].” As for other projects, “We are already moving on Insidious 3, which is written and directed by Leigh Whannell.” Yes, Elise will be back in The Further!

Also on hand to support Mendez and Big Ass Spider were the stars of the film, Claire Kramer and Lombardo Boyar. Kramer said, “It’s great to be nominated! Because it’s the little movie that could. Every once in a while, you’re involved with a movie that’s smaller budget, you know, not a big studio film, but something happens – either the right cast or the right producers, the right director, and it’s movie magic. Nobody thought Big Ass Spider was going to have the life it had, and so it’s great to be recognized by our peers.” Boyar concurred and added, “It shows that we had so much fun making it,” and that’s what keeps the fans’ interest. “They can see it. And you have to have fun when it’s a lower budget movie.”

Lastly, we talked with Ernie Hudson of Ghostbusters fame. “What can I tell you about Ghostbusters 3?” he deadpaned. “Absolutely nothing!” he laughed. “Actually, I get all the information from the fans, on Facebook, or email… They tell me what’s going on. But until I see some money…”

While that concludes our coverage, read on for the full details on the winners. Until next year!

From the Press Release:
Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity led the Saturn honors, winning five awards. AMC Television’s "The Walking Dead" and "Breaking Bad," along with NBC Television’s "Hannibal," all brought home multiple Saturn Award recognition as The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films held their annual event, The Saturn Awards, on Thursday night, June 26, 2014, this year being the 40th installment. Over 500 film and television professionals and film enthusiasts crowded the room and cheered on the winners as the awards show unfolded.

On a warm night in the hills of Burbank at the quaint Castaway Starlight Ballroom, the two-hour-plus ceremony honored the best in genre entertainment. This year’s event was hosted by comedian Jeff Ross, who flew in from New York to be a part of what has almost become tradition for him – hosting the Saturn Awards the last 11 of 12 years.

The winners for the annual event included Gravity, which received five Saturn Awards, and Marvel’s Iron Man 3, which was awarded with three Saturn Awards, including Best Actor (Robert Downey, Jr.), Best Supporting Actor (Ben Kingsley), and the inaugural award Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture. Also receiving three awards was Spike Jonze’s Her (Best Fantasy Film, Best Writing, and Best Supporting Actress – Scarlett Johansson).

Television was well represented with both "Breaking Bad" and "The Walking Dead" receiving three Saturn Awards each. "Hannibal" walked away with two major awards, including Best Network Television Series (tied with NBC Television’s "Revolution").

Special Saturn Award recognitions went to writer/producer Bryan Fuller, who received The Dan Curtis Legacy Award, which was presented to him by singer/actress Kristin Chenoweth. Greg Nicotero was recognized with the George Pal Memorial Award, and Marc Cushman earned the Special Recognition Award for his books (Star Trek) These are the Voyages: Season 1 and 2. The Life Career Award was presented to Malcolm McDowell for his rich career in acting. His most memorable roles include Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange and Nicholas Meyer’s Time After Time.

Following the historical event, guests mingled in the courtyard of the Castaway and were able to view the planet Saturn in the sky courtesy of telescopes provided by Celestron Telescopes Company. This year’s show was directed by Steven Carter and produced by Kevin Marcus, Bradley Marcus, and Aaron Griffith. The executive producer was Robert Holguin, who is the President of the non-profit organization.

And the winners are:

Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture: Iron Man 3
Best Science Fiction Film: Gravity
Best Fantasy Film: Her
Best Horror Film: The Conjuring
Best Action/Adventure Film: Fast & Furious 6
Best Thriller Film: World War Z

Best Actor: Robert Downey, Jr. (Iron Man 3)
Best Actress: Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Best Supporting Actor: Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3)
Best Supporting Actress: Scarlett Johansson (Her)
Best Performance by a Younger Actor: Chloe Grace Moretz (Carrie)

Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
Best Writing: Spike Jonze (Her)
Best Editing: Alfonso Cuaron, Mark Sanger (Gravity)
Best Production Design: Dan Hennah (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug)
Best Music: Frank Ilfman (Big Bad Wolves)
Best Costume: Trish Summerville (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)
Best Make-Up: Donald Mowat (Prisoners)
Best Special / Visual Effects: Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould (Gravity)

Best Independent Film: 12 Years a Slave
Best International Film: Big Bad Wolves
Best Animated Film: Frozen

Best Network Television Series: (tie) "Hannibal," "Revolution"
Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series: "The Walking Dead"
Best Television Presentation of a Limited Series: "Breaking Bad"
Best Youth-Oriented Series on Television: "Teen Wolf"

Best Actor on Television: Mads Mikkelsen ("Hannibal")
Best Actress on Television: Vera Farmiga ("Bates Motel")
Best Supporting Actor on Television: Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad")
Best Supporting Actress on Television: Melissa McBride (pictured below; "The Walking Dead")
Best Younger Actor on Television: Chandler Riggs ("The Walking Dead")
Best Guest Star on Television: Robert Forster (pictured below with Lance Henriksen; "Breaking Bad")

Best DVD/BD Release: Big Ass Spider
Best DVD/BD Classic Film Release: Halloween: 35th Anniversary Edition
Best DVD/BD Collection Release: Chucky: The Complete Collection
Best DVD/BD Television Series Release: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 3, 4, 5

The Dan Curtis Legacy Award: Bryan Fuller
The George Pal Memorial Award: Greg Nicotero
The Life Career Award: Malcolm McDowell
The Special Achievement Award: Marc Cushman

You can find more information about the Academy on the official Saturn Awards website. Keep up-to-date with Saturn Awards details by liking The Saturn Awards on Facebook.

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Proof: There’s Blood In ‘Jurassic World’!

bloody disgusting - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:14

Colin Trevorrow tweeted out a new behind-the-scenes image that proves there will be blood in Jurassic World, which voids my personal perception that this was going to be a straight-up family affair. Knowing there’s violence adds to the weight of the seriousness when said park is overrun by dinos. Color me excited.

In theaters June 12, 2015, this is a new sci-fi terror adventure set 22 years after the horrific events of the original Jurassic Park.

Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, BD Wong, Omar Sy, Judy Greer, Katie McGrath, Lauren Lapkus and Andy Buckley all star.

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Aubrey Plaza Gets Zombified In ‘Life After Beth’ Images!

bloody disgusting - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 15:51

Some girls just want to watch the world burn…

A24 just sent Bloody two brand new images to with the previously released still and posters from Jeff Baena’s Sundance horror comedy, Life After Beth, starring Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, and Paul Reiser.

In theaters August 15, “Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. But when she miraculously comes back to life, Zach takes full advantage of the opportunity to share and experience all the things he regretted not doing with her before. However, the newly returned Beth isn’t quite how he remembered her and, before long, Zach’s whole world takes a turn for the worse.

The zombie pic had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this past January.

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See the Evil in this Quick TV Spot for Deliver Us from Evil

Dread Central - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 15:26

It's barely 15 seconds long, but this new TV spot for Deliver Us from Evil makes some pretty impressive comparisons and big claims. Will it be "disturbing enough to unsettle your sleep for weeks"? We'll find out on Wednesday!

Joel McHale, Sean Harris, Edgar Ramirez, and Olivia Munn star alongside Eric Bana. The film is a paranormal thriller produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Scott Derrickson directs a script he and Paul Boardman (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) wrote.

Look for Deliver Us from Evil in theaters on July 2, 2014.

Synopsis
New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.

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Film4 FrightFest Announces Monstrous Programme!

bloody disgusting - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 13:07

Film4 FrightFest 2014, returning for its 15th year, unveils its biggest line-up ever. From Thurs 21 August to Monday 25 August, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will be at the Vue West End, Leicester Square, to present sixty-four films plus twenty shorts across five screens. There are sixteen countries representing five continents with a record-breaking thirty-eight UK or European premieres and eleven world premieres.

Are you ready for a monstrous and memorable mayhem of killer claws, cannibalism, cult classics, murderous musicals, chiller thrillers, graphic novel action and sick celluloid masterpieces? Then prepare yourself for the biggest, strongest and most eclectic must-see programme in Film4 FrightFest’s history.

From the opening night turbo-driven thrill-ride THE GUEST to the UK premiere of the closing night mesmeric sci-fi fantasy THE SIGNAL, FrightFest has netted the latest works from genre big-hitters such as Eli Roth (THE GREEN INFERNO), Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins (SHOW PIECES), Tommy Wirkola (DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS. DEAD), Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller (SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR), Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (AMONG THE LIVING), Fabrice Du Welz (ALLELUIA), Nacho Vigalondo (OPEN WINDOWS and EXTRATERRESTRIAL), John McNaughton (THE HARVEST), Adam Green (DIGGING UP THE MARROW), Nicolas McCarthy’ (HOME), Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson (ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE), Adrian Garcia Bogliano (LATE PHASES), Greg Mclean (WOLF CREEK 2), Eduardo Sanchez (EXISTS) and Milan Todorovic (NYMPH).

Plenty of genre movies have been garnering massive critical attention from other signature festivals which FrightFest has embraced, including: the moving and charming LIFE AFTER BETH, the laugh-out-loud crowd-pleaser ZOMBEAVERS, Jennifer Kent’s utterly beguiling THE BABADOOK, the extraordinary German slasher THE SAMURAI, the ‘Glee’-ful STAGE FRIGHT, the Hollywood rags to witches STARRY EYES, the hugely entertaining HOUSEBOUND, the unique R100, the cult of the damned FAULTS, the Kiwi corker I SURVIVED A ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST and Jay Weisman’s sci-fi mindbender SHOCKWAVE DARKSIDE 3D.

Film4 FrightFest has always shone a spotlight on British talent and this year is no exception – sharply spearheaded by Luke Hyams’ unusual X MOOR, Phil Hawkins’ THE LAST SHOWING, featuring horror icon Robert Englund in his best starring role in years, Adam Spinks’ creature feature THE EXPEDITION, John Shackleton’s supernatural horror THE SLEEPING ROOM, Ivan Kavanagh’s sinister THE CANAL, Oliver Frampton’s urban nightmare THE FORGOTTEN, Jeremy Wooding’s wild western BLOOD MOON, Edward Boase’s spooky THE MIRROR and Simeon Halligan’s truly shocking WHITE SETTLERS.

Discovering and nurturing new talent from across the globe has always at the heart of FrightFest’s manifesto and this year’s ever-popular Discovery Strand is testament to this, boasting thirty-eight films which includes THE HOUSE AT THE END OF TIME, the first ever horror movie from Venezuela, Matthew, A. Brown’s startling neo-noir revenge thriller JULIA, Casey La Scala’s rapture survival THE REMAINING, Chad Archibald’s maniac-franchise-in-the-making THE DROWNSMAN, the mumblecore insidious CREEP, the intestinal gag-filled BAD MILO!, the shattering TRUTH OR DARE, the surprising ALTERGEIST, the king of the hill PRESERVATION, the bodysnatching HONEYMOON, Lowell Dean’s hilarious midnight movie WOLFCOP, the cyber chiller THE DEN, the Australian urban legend LEMON TREE PASSAGE, Ben Wagner’s intimate DEAD WITHIN, the giallo-infused ANOTHER, the inevitable WRONG TURN 6 and Ate de Jong’s psycho-sexual horror DEADLY VIRTUES.

Plus there some brilliant documentaries receiving their UK premieres: Alexandre O. Philippe’s Zombie culture reveal, DOC OF THE DEAD and Erik Sharkey’s touching portrait of Drew Struzan, DREW: THE MAN BEHIND THE POSTER. There is also the World Premiere of David Gregory’s LOST SOUL – THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY’S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU.The retrospective selection this year includes restored versions of Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING, Wes Craven’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, Jorg Buttgereit’s NEKROMANTIK and Giulio Paradisi’s cult exploiter THE VISITOR, each with significant talent attachment and presented by writer, critic, broadcaster Kim Newman.

Plus there is a special presentation of James Ward’s mind-bending horror-sci-fi COHERENCE by THE DUKE MITCHELL FAN CLUB @ FILM4 FRIGHTFEST in addition to their infamous, insane in-house party.

With a record number of female directors showing their work this year in both the main sections and in the short film showcases, the return of the ‘Shortcuts To Hell’ competition in association with Horror Channel and Movie Mogul, the ‘Turn Off Your Bloody Phone!’ entries and the usual bloody red carpet gathering of stars, directors and surprise guests, Film4FrightFest continues to be the single most important event of 2014 in the UK genre calendar.

This year’s guest list and the Short Film Showcase entries will be announced soon.

Alan Jones, Festival co-director, said today: “Everything genre-wise you’ve been hearing about – and a whole lot you haven’t yet – has been included in the programme to ensure our move to the Vue will be the most exciting and game-changing genre event of the year. Humbly, we cannot overestimate how much work has been done by Team FrightFest in planning this move in every detail to ensure your complete satisfaction with the venue arrangements, the operating duties and the comprehensive multi-levelled programming. While everything looks to be changing, nothing is fundamentally changing in terms of retaining our unique, all-inclusive atmosphere and the wellbeing of everyone who attends.”

Julia Wrigley, Head of Film4 Channel, added: “It’s fantastic to be back for our eighth year of fear as headline sponsors of Film4 FrightFest. For us, it’s still a great place to get reacquainted with favourite filmmakers and make exciting discoveries, many of which end up on the channel. We can’t wait to settle into a new venue to see what the team has in store for us, while our FrightFest fortnight on Film4 allows viewers to invite the horror and excitement into their own home.”

Festival and day passes go on sale from June 28th. Tickets for individual films are on sale from 19th. Bookmark this spot to get tickets!

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Creepy ‘The Possession of Michael King’ Image Gallery

bloody disgusting - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 12:47

Anchor Bay Films released this hi-res image gallery for the supernatural horror film The Possession of Michael King.

From Gold Circle Films (White Noise, The Haunting In Connecticut), it opens in limited theaters August 22 with an iTunes, On Demand, DVD and Blu-ray release set for August 26.

David Jung directs the movie that “Tells of a documentary filmmaker who does not believe in God or the Devil. When his wife dies, he sets out to make his next movie on religion and spirituality, hoping to prove those things are just myth. But in allowing demonologists, necromancers, and various practitioners of the occult to try the deepest and darkest spells and rituals on him, he unleashes a horrifying force.

Shane Johnson (Starz’ upcoming “Power”), Dale Dickey (Iron Man 3), Julie McNiven (TV’s “Supernatural”) and Tomas Arana (Guardians of the Galaxy) star.

The movie was by Paul Brooks and executive produced by Scott Niemeyer and Guy Danella. The screenplay was written by Jung with a story by Jung and Tedi Sarafian.

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Invada Records Reissues ‘Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon’ Vinyl

bloody disgusting - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 12:17

I was lucky in that I was able to snag a copy of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon on Record Store Day this year. It’s quickly become one of my favorite records to pop on when I’m doing things around the house, like cooking or cleaning. The driving synth-heavy music is obscene amounts of fun and I can’t get sick of it!

But for those of you who weren’t able to pick up a copy, I can understand how you’d be upset and wanting to join in on the fun. Luckily, Invada Records has heard your pleas and has announced that they will be reissuing the vinyl!

Due to overwhelming public demand, we have repressed FC3 on double black 140 gram vinyl.

Please note the LP comes in the same sleeve with the VHS insert (see pic below) and download card but won’t come with the poster, which was exclusive with the pink vinyl version for RSD 2014

Pre-orders have begun here, so be sure to head over to get your copy!

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UPDATED: Billboards for The Strain Are Freaking People Out - Including a Paranormal Activity Actor!

Dread Central - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 11:00

What a bunch of babies! Apparently billboards for FX's upcoming "The Strain" featuring some kind of a worm either coming out of, or going into, an eyeball are too much for residents of Hollywood to handle, and they've taken to Twitter to bitch about it.

Okay, so maybe you don't necessarily want to see a close-up of a worm-penetrated eyeball while you're trying to choke down your Egg McMuffin in the morning, but is it really that big of a deal? Well, people need something to tweet about. It can't all be pictures of food and cute cat videos.

And we've heard from some celebs on the Twittersphere regarding "The Strain" billboards. Paranormal Activity 2 star Molly Ephraim herself has spoken out. Ephraim tweeted, "Billboard for ‘The Strain’ or whatever that godforsaken thing is w/ the thing in the eyeball on my street; can I call the Mayor to complain?"

And to really hammer her point home, she followed up with, "NO BUT SERIOUSLY I CAN'T DEAL WITH THOSE POSTERS FOR "THE STRAIN" I NEED THEM REMOVED CITYWIDE."

Funny, horror didn't bother Ms. Ephraim that much when she was cashing those PA2 checks.

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And for good measure, Nicholas Stoller, director of Forgetting Sarah Marshall and writer of The Muppets, did another bit of fine writing when he tweeted, "Hey, ‘The Strain’ billboards: f— you! People have little kids in this city who don't want to be scared out of their goddamn minds!" Really? It's a little gross, that's all. People aren't running through the streets in a terrified frenzy.

Anyway, we've included some other bellyaching tweets about "The Strain" billboards below. For those of you who dig this kind of stuff, prepare yourselves for the series premiere on Sunday, July 13th, on FX.

UPDATE: Per EW, following all the outcry, the only way FX could "worm" itself out of this predicament was to yank the images. “We are in the process of replacing the key art for 'The Strain' on outdoor media in several locations,” said the network in a statement; however, they would not specify where the changes are being made.

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The ensemble cast of "The Strain" includes Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Natalie Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Robert Maillet, Jack Kesy, Ben Hyland, Miguel Gomez, and David Bradley.

"The Strain" is a high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers wage war for the fate of humanity itself.

For more info visit "The Strain" on YouTube, hang out with "The Strain" on Google +, and follow "The Strain" on Twitter.

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Sharks Invade the NY Subway in this 3-Minute Sneak Peek of Sharknado 2: The Second One

Dread Central - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 10:30

You have to wait 2-1/2 minutes before the action begins, but once it does... oh my! This 3-minute long Sharknado 2: The Second One clip gives a good indication of the mayhem to come when the sequel to Syfy's social media phenom Sharknado arrives next month.

In Sharknado 2: The Second One, a freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a "sharknado" on the population and its most cherished, iconic sites – and only Fin and April (Ian Ziering and Tara Reid, returning from the original) can save the Big Apple.

Kelly Osbourne, Judd Hirsch, Andy Dick, Judah Friedlander, Vivica A. Fox, and Mark McGrath also appear in the Syfy Original Movie, which promises cameos by the likes of Perez Hilton, rapper Biz Markie, Salt-N-Pepa's Pepa (aka Sandra Denton), Robert Klein, and professional wrestler/Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle.

Anthony C. Ferrante returns to direct a screenplay by Thunder Levin, who also wrote Sharknado.

Sharknado 2 premieres on Wednesday, July 30th, at 9 PM PT/ET, just a little more than one year after the original Sharknado aired.




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Takashi Miike’s ‘Audition’ Gets U.S. Remake

bloody disgusting - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 00:04

It’s surprising to me that, even through the J-horror craze, Takashi Miike’s Japanese masterpiece, Audition, has yet to be remake. Yet, here we are, and I want to take some piano wire to my neck…

Deadline reports Friday night that Terminator, Rambo, and Basic Instinct exec producer Mario Kassar is assembling an English-language adaptation of Audition, the infamous 1997 novel by Japanese author Ryu Murakami about a lonely widower who gets more than he bargains for when he puts out a fake casting call to find a new girlfriend. Audition was adapted in 1999 into a cringe-inducing cult film in its own right by Japanese helmer Takashi Miike. The new Kassar-produced version is based on the original Murakami novel and will transplant the story to an American setting.

In this version, to be directed by Richard Gray (The Lookalike), Audition‘s unlucky protagonist is Sam Davis, who lives alone with his son following the death of his wife seven years prior and is convinced by a filmmaker friend to stage the fake auditions. The former ballerina with a mysterious past he falls for is now named Evie Lawrence, but otherwise details fall closely in line with Murakami’s best-seller.

Gray adapted the script and will tackle a fall shoot for Audition.

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Twisted Music Video Of The Week Vol. 141: Kvelertak “Blodtørst”

bloody disgusting - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 17:30

We’ve reached the end of yet another week and I’m feeling like I need to share a video that is bloody, fun, insane, and simply a damn good time. That’s why I’m turning to Swedish metal band Kvelertak for their track “Blodtørst”, which was directed by Torjus Førre Erfjord. The video shows vikings carousing, drinking, eating, and slaughtering pigs. Unfortunately for them, not everything goes as well as they would hope and things go VERY wrong, very quickly. Check out the video below!

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Badass Halloween III Art Print Makes Summer the Season of the Witch

Dread Central - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 17:30

Horror movies without Michael Myers in them don't get much more awesome than Halloween III: Season of the Witch, which is finally being accepted for the movie it is, rather than maligned for the movie it is not. Bout time, horror fans. Bout goddamn time.

Speaking of which, artist Aaron Crawford of Cavity Colors has just put up for grabs a piece of limited edition art that pays tribute to the three iconic masks seen in the Halloween franchise's unrelated third installment, which is pretty much a must-own for all fans of the film.

Measuring 16"x20", the fine art print comes signed and numbered by Crawford, with only 100 of them available. If you want to be one of those lucky 100 fans, head over to Cavity Colors to pick one of these bad boys up for just $30.

125 days till Halloween... Halloween, Halloween... 125 days till Halloween...

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