NECA Reveals Retro ‘Dream Warriors’ Freddy!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 16:55

From the cult classic A Nightmare on Elm Street horror films, NECA’s newest retro clothed action figure is Freddy as he appeared in Part 3: Dream Warriors!

Freddy stands 8” tall and is dressed in fabric clothing similar to the iconic toy lines of the 1970s. He’s fully poseable and truly terrifying – just lift his sweater to see the tortured spirits trapped in his Chest of Souls!
Removable hat included. Blister packaging with resealable protective clamshell features custom artwork created by Jason Edmiston just for this release!

I’ve never liked the way these look online, but in person these retro figures are stunning.

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NECA: Leatherface Is Also Getting a Videogame Figure!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 16:50

Back in February we picked up on NECA’s tease that Leatherface could be joining both Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger as 8-bit video game action figures.

NECA officially announced today a new 7″ Leatherface inspired by Atari’s 1983 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and it’s magnificent.

Now a super-rare find, the side-scrolling game was originally released in 1983 for a popular 8-bit home console.

Leatherface stands 7″ tall and has over 25 points of articulation for great poses. The figure comes with vinyl apron and chainsaw accessory. Special paint deco reproduces the game’s stylized look. Comes in special window box packaging that faithfully recreates the look and feel of the classic video game cartridge box.

I love the gross, green Atari look!

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Live Performance of Telltale’s ‘The Walking Dead’ Reunites Original Cast

bloody disgusting - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 16:43

This week, the actors behind several of the characters that many of us fell in love with over the course of the first season of Telltale’s episodic series based on The Walking Dead will be reunited in San Diego’s Petco Park for a live performance of the season’s more memorable moments. Fan favorites Lee and Clem, voiced by Dave Fennoy and Melissa Hutchison, respectively, will be there, ready to make us weep for just $30.

If you’re craving the salty taste of your own tears, a Walker Stalker Fan Fest ticket will get you access to the show when it kicks off on July 11 at 8pm Pacific. I was unable to confirm whether or not that ticket also gets you a complimentary box of tissues, so I suggest you do the responsible thing and just bring your own.

Unable to make it? Don’t fret, as Skybound will be live-streaming it on Twitch.

Telltale’s series returns this fall with a new miniseries titled The Walking Dead: Michonne — you can learn more about that over here. The third season is slated to premier sometime in 2016.

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R.I.P. Irwin Keyes, ‘House Of 1,000 Corpses’, Passes Away At 63

bloody disgusting - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 16:19

Very sad news as it’s being reported that Irwin Keyes, who played “Ravelli” in Rob Zombie’s 2003 horror film House of 1,000 Corpses, has passed away at age 63.

His passing was reported by family member Rene Galarza, who stated:

It’s with deep sympathy that I’m writing this post. Early this morning my family was informed that our beloved uncle, brother, teammate and friend, Irwin Keyes has had his last curtain call. He is now an angel for us all and will be watching down. Our family wishes to thank all of you who have been a part of his life. He will be missed very much.

Keyes had been acting for nearly four decades, appearing in such films as Disturbed alongside Malcolm McDowell, Nice Girls Don’t Explode, Wristcutters: A Love Story , and an episode of Tales From The Crypt. He was also a voice actor for several video games.

We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family.

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Composer Mikolai Stroinski Discusses ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’

bloody disgusting - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 15:57

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is on everybody’s mind these days, and for good reason. It’s an open world RPG that not only lives up to such hype that it is being compared to games like Red Dead Redemption, one of the last generation in gaming’s most heralded titles.

If you’ve played it, then you’ve most definitely heard the epic, bombastic score that swells underneath the player as Geralt traverses Griffin-plagued lands in search of Yennefer.

The man behind that score is the talented and versatile Mikolai Stroinski, who was kind enough to answer some questions about the skill set involved in scoring video games, how themes evolve over the course of production, and what projects are on the horizon.

BD: You have a variety of credits under your belt. How do you approach working in television differently than video games?

It’s a completely different world and an entirely different approach. Usually in the television business the deadlines are very short and therefore the pace of work tends to be faster. I have to say that hours of practicing jazz improvisation really comes in handy here – so do the keyboard shortcuts.

Television and film music is all about composing in a linear fashion, meaning the music that plays is not likely to get repeated, much like the scene that it supports. In the world of video games, on the other hand, the pace is much more relaxed with deadlines further into the future. For example, I am just starting a project where the deadline for music delivery is November 2016 which is far enough to let me hopefully come up with something meaningful.

However, the challenge with video game music is making it interactive – in other words, allowing for instant changes in the music which are triggered depending on the actions on the screen. This might mean entering a new area or engaging in a battle and so on. The timing of those events cannot be planned because it depends on how fast the player moves and performs actions on the screen. This requires a composer to build a musical cue from moveable cells which when put together create an artistic whole.

BD: How does the medium of video games require a different skill set than, say, TV?

First and foremost it requires a solid history of playing video games which enables you to get into the player’s chair at any moment and understand the realms of this medium. The element of interactive music has to be comprehended as should the knowledge of the software that takes care of it (called middleware). Video game music has a different pace and narration – just listen to soundtracks from both media and you may subconsciously sense what I’m talking about. A piece of music from a movie might go to a completely different musical place towards the end because that is where the scene that it’s attached to takes it. Generally speaking, a video game music piece will therefore be more stable in terms of musical development.

In TV you need to have a different set of chops – being able to deliver quickly with high production values is one of them. In both cases the more you know about music – the better equipped you are.

BD: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, which you scored, and The Witcher 3 have vastly different aural characteristics. How does the individual project influence what instrumentation and leitmotifs you’ll employ?

Those choices are made based on experiences in the actual genre coupled with some instinct. The Witcher has a unique color spectrum that comes from the incorporated Slavic sound but it is still a roleplaying fantasy game. So instruments like woodwinds and the string section will naturally lay themselves well into the sound palette. Ethan Carter had some horrifying elements which was an impulse for me to use darker colors while maintaining the exploration element. The leitmotif had to reflect that coupled with the boy’s innocence and beautiful nature that surrounds the story.

BD: Going from the Dark Souls 2 trailer to Ethan Carter, then Wild Hunt rounds out a pretty interesting set of credits. How do you go about choosing your projects?

In the case of Ethan Carter and The Witcher 3, I knew they were going to be great projects. I was invited to pitch for them and luckily for me I won. In the case of Dark Souls 2, I was just invited to score the trailer and had no idea whatsoever how huge this project was. Only after seeing the audience’s reaction to the trailer on SPIKE TV I realized that I took part in something really special, which was then confirmed by the fan following my piece has gathered me. I like to take part in projects that I would enjoy as a player or a viewer or those that give me an opportunity to write meaningful music.

BD: How much time with the actual game do you get when you compose? Are you given demos of the game being played, or does the developer bring you into the studio, or is it a combination of both?

I often get a working copy of the game somewhere in the middle of the process of composing the music for it. It almost always starts though with a couple of screenshots and conversation with a producer who tells me the whole story. I must say I really like this method because I use my imagination as a source rather than picture so it might give unexpected but very often suitable results.

BD: What methods do you use for developing your basic running themes in a soundtrack? Do you build the orchestral elements on top of a basic melody, or vice versa?

For Ethan Carter I composed the main theme (that you hear at the end of the game) at my piano. I then “disassembled” the piece, took elements of it and used them to compose some other pieces in the game, therefore giving the game its melodic identity. With The Witcher 3 a couple of themes came lingering from the previous installments of the series and a couple I invented while working on the new game. I composed these new themes with the string section in mind mostly. Naturally if a game needs a certain instrument I compose a theme that fits its capabilities. I can’t really say whether the melody or the orchestra comes first. It differs from one score to another.

BD: The Witcher 3 is quite an expansive game. Some estimates place it at over 100 hours of gameplay. Does that make creating a score more challenging?

Yes, obviously a project like that requires you to physically generate more music, and keeping in mind that it is an epic journey – the music has to be epic, which takes even more time to produce especially if you want the music to be interactive.

BD: Do you, for example, think constantly about how the repeating melodies will connect with the player? How does that affect your musical approach?

This is an excellent question. Yes! I need to plan how many times a piece of music will be repeating so that the melody I compose won’t become annoying. However I still want it to be meaningful and not accidental. What becomes helpful is the fact that if a piece repeats it may do so without the instruments that play the melody which makes it more effective when it finally comes back. Melody is not always the best tool – sometimes, especially in situations where a player needs to focus on solving a problem and make more active use of his or her brain, it’s better to leave the melody out because it draws too much attention.

BD: Which portions of a game score are the most fun to work on: the big, bombastic moments, with lots of varied and chaotic instrumentation, or the quieter sections?

Overall I prefer writing more intimate music – it usually serves a more directed purpose and gives me an opportunity to adjust small but meaningful details of sound. The bigger you get with music the more details you lose. The fact that you called it chaotic sustains my way of thinking. It really shouldn’t be chaotic at all – clarity is the single most important goal in music composition. It takes time to achieve it and also for me is very often a challenging task.

All of the above is not to say that I don’t like to write bombastic music. I was fortunate to be scoring Ethan Carter and The Witcher 3 together at the same time. After a couple of intimate cues it was really refreshing to use some explosive colors for combat cues.

BD: How complete was Wild Hunt when you began working on the score? Music is so driven by feel, at least in my experience. Is it challenging to work on a project like a video game, one that takes years from conception to completion?

I think it was a year and a half to two years into production when I joined the team. The direction of music had already been established so there weren’t many changes during the process. The fact that the music is driven by the feel, as you kindly said, is the result of everything I said earlier. This is the gamer part in me that helps achieve it as well as the interactivity of the score.

BD: What genre of game or film or television really inspires you right now? Are there any projects or game types that you’d like to tackle in the coming years?

I don’t actually have a specific favorite. Ultimately though, I want to do projects that I would enjoy as a receiver. Producers do their best to make those projects awesome which naturally allows them to be accompanied with good music. I think we can equally enjoy a good historical piece as well as a futuristic science fiction… A good horror or an action shooter or something that tells the story with a bit slower tempo. The story is always the key here and the assumption that the gamers as well as the viewers have sophisticated taste. Those are the projects I’m looking for.

BD: What projects do you have coming up? Is there anything you are excited to be working on, or that you’d like to announce?

I currently have three video games and two TV series lined up; however, I can’t reveal the titles just yet.

You can hear examples of Stroinski’s work on his SoundCloud account. The score for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt or his web site, MikolaiStroinski.com.

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International Trailer For ‘Goosebumps’ Features New Scenes

bloody disgusting - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 15:34

Earlier today, the first trailer for the upcoming adventure horror/comedy Goosebumps finally hit the web, showing us a film that looks like it’s going to be a ton of fun as well as being a great family film! Now a second trailer for international audiences has debuted and it’s nearly the same as the first but definitely features some small differences, such as longer clips and new scenes.

[Related Post] Goosebumps Movie Has “…30 Monsters In This Film”

Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.

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Goosebumps hits theaters October 16, 2015.

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‘Sinister 2′ #SDCC Collector’s Cards: Be Careful, Children At Play!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 15:33

Be Careful, Children At Play.

You can’t escape the terror of Bughuul…

…in Sinister 2 exclusive Comic-Con art.

Attending the San Diego Comic-Con? Watch your step – a gruesome “Sinister Sighting” could be lurking around any corner! Sinister 2 will be taking over San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter with a slew of sinister projections from Thursday, July 9th until Saturday, July 11th between 8PM-1AM. Share a photo of the projection that you spot and then post it to Instagram or Twitter with #SinisterSightings for a chance to win a trip to LA with a friend and receive VIP access to Six Flags Fright Fest.

Newly announced, find one of these exclusive collectors cards in Comic-Con or follow @SinisterMovie to get more information on the sweeps, and learn where you can find the next “Sinister Sighting”.

Sinister 2 opens nationwide from Gramercy Pictures on August 21st, 2015.

“The sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit horror movie. In the aftermath of the shocking events in “Sinister,” a protective mother (Shannyn Sossamon of “Wayward Pines”) and her 9-year-old twin sons (real-life brothers Robert and Dartanian Sloan) find themselves in a rural house marked for death as the evil spirit of Bughuul continues to spread with frightening intensity.”

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Get Lost With This New ‘Kholat’ Trailer

bloody disgusting - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 15:31

When the indie horror game Kholat released on Steam last month, its arrival preceded E3 and all of the distractions that come with that convention each year. Its latest trailer serves as a gentle reminder that it’s out, that folks are liking it — our review is incoming — and that you should be playing it. Any game that garners the praise of Pewdiepie and Jim Sterling is worth a look, no?

The game is loosely based on the tragic and very mysterious “Dyatlov Pass” incident that claimed the lives of nine hikers in 1959. That case is still unsolved to this day, because snow ghosts.

Kholat is available now on Steam for $19.99.

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‘Paranormal 5′ and ‘Scouts Vs Zombies’ to Redefine Release Windows!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 15:24

Sick of waiting months and months to see a movie when it exits theaters? What if I told you that you won’t even have to wait anymore, and that two major horror releases could hit your home while also in theaters?

Here’s the details that could be a game-changer.

Paramount Pictures, AMC Theatres and Cineplex Entertainment announced a first-of-its-kind in-theater and digital revenue-sharing initiative that could potentially redefine home digital distribution windowing, reports Home Media Magazine.

Under the agreement, upcoming Paramount releases Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension and the newly titled Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (formerly Scouts Vs Zombies) will be given a wide release this fall with digital home entertainment purchase available 17 days after the film dips below 300 domestic theaters!

In effect, consumers for the first time could get retail access to theatrical movies still showing in theaters.

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension will be released October 23 and Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse will be released October 30.

As soon as they drop into 300 or less theaters, watch for it to hit your favorite VOD platform…

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‘Mortal Kombat X’ Trailer Welcomes the Predator

bloody disgusting - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 15:09

This trailer wants you to know the Predator has finally made his way to Mortal Kombat X. It also wants to show you some of his gadgets, and how those gadgets might interact with the tender flesh of your adversaries. It knows you want these things, just as it knows what you really want, and that’s to see he and Jason square off, even if it’s for a scant few — admittedly awesome — seconds.

The Predator Bundle comes with the eponymous extraterrestrial hunter, as well as three new character skins for Commando Johnny, Infrared Scorpion and Carl Weathers as Jax. This DLC is included in the game’s Kombat Pack (season pass) for $29.99. If you have that, you can grab him now. Otherwise, it can also be purchased separately on July 14 for $3.99.

In related news, Netherrealm has a free gift for everyone with the newly available Klassic Fatality Pack, which adds familiar fatalities for Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Sonya and Johnny Cage.

Mortal Kombat X is available now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

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First Look at Robert Kirkman’s “Outcast” Creeps Into #SDCC

bloody disgusting - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 15:06

Ahead of the San Diego Comic-Con, here’s the first ever look at Patrick Fugit in Cinemax’s new exorcism drama “Outcast,” from “The Walking Dead” executive producer Robert Kirkman!

Based on a comic by Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta, “Outcast” follows follows Kyle Barnes (Fugit) as a young man who has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a journey to find answers, but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.

You’re Next and V/H/S‘ Adam Wingard directs with Reg E. Cathey (“Oz,” St. Vincent), Julia Crockett (The Absence), Wrenn Schmidt (Boardwalk Empire) and Kip Pardue (Ray Donovan) also starring.

“Cathey will play Giles, Rome’s Chief of Police and a poker buddy of Anderson’s. Although he doesn’t believe in possession quite as strongly as Anderson, he’s seen enough to know there’s some truth to his friend’s assertions about demons. Crockett portrays Sarah Barns, Kyle’s mother, who makes young Kyle’s life a living hell. At first, this might seem like the result of mental illness. But Kyle will come to understand that it’s something more. Schmidt is Megan Holter, Kyle’s adopted sister and a child psychologist, who is always on a mission to fix people, especially Kyle. Pardue will play Mark Holter, the husband of Kyle’s adopted sister, Megan, a small town cop whose temper sometimes gets him in trouble. Despite being mildly religious, Mark is a skeptic, who would never believe in something like demonic possession.”

Cast also includes Philip Glenister (Life On Mars) and Gabriel Bateman (Stalker, Annabelle).

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New “Scream Queens” Posters Show That No One Knows How To Wash Their Hands

bloody disgusting - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 14:46

EW has posted several character posters for the upcoming FOX horror/comedy series “Scream Queens“, all of which can be seen below. They’re your standard character sheets, only each and every person’s hands are covered in blood. Time to start guessing the killer!

“Scream Queens” comes from Ryan Murphy of “Glee” and “American Horror Story” fame.

Wallace University is rocked by a string of murders. Kappa House, the most sought-after sorority for pledges, is ruled with an iron fist (in a pink glove) by its Queen Bitch, Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts). But when anti-Kappa Dean Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis) decrees that sorority pledging must be open to all students, and not just the school’s silver-spooned elite, all hell is about to break loose, as a devil-clad killer begins wreaking havoc, claiming one victim, one episode at a time. Part black comedy, part slasher flick, ‘Scream Queens’ is a modern take on the classic whodunit, in which every character has a motive for murder…or could easily be the next blood-soaked casualty.

Starring real-life Scream Queens Jaime Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts, the series will premiere with a 2-hour episode on Tuesday, September 22nd. Also starring are Lea Michele, Oliver Hudson, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Skyler Samuels, Billie Lourd, Diego Boneta, Lucien Laviscount, Glen Powell, and guest Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas.

A pair of promos can be seen here.

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40 Minutes of ‘Resident Evil 0′ HD Footage

bloody disgusting - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 14:36

After I’ve given you nothing for a full week, I thought we might start with an appetizer course of footage from the upcoming Resident Evil 0 HD remaster. Capcom showed the game off at E3 last month — full E3 coverage here — with a meaty demo, a playthrough of which they’ve posted online for the poor saps, like me, who weren’t able to make the trip to LA. Bon appétit!

Resident Evil 0 HD arrives on PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in early 2016.

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Arm-wrestle This Exclusive ‘Dude Bro Party Massacre III’ Clip

bloody disgusting - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 13:17

It’s the The Delta Bi Biannual Bicep Gauntlet and you’re all invited!

Watch this hilarious exclusive clip from the 80’s inspired Dude Bro Party Massacre III (read our review), which is now on iTunes.

A satirical twist on the gory and sexually charged 1980’s slasher genre, Dude Bro Party Massacre III is presented as the only surviving VHS copy of the reviled horror franchise’s third, and final, installment. In the wake of two back-to-back mass murders on Chico’s frat row, loner Brent Chirino must infiltrate the ranks of a popular fraternity to investigate his twin brother’s murder at the hands of the serial killer known as Motherface. As they are picked off one by one, Brent and his fellow Dude Bros must face the terrifying reality that their deadly foe, believed to have been killed (twice!), has returned from the grave (again!), and is hell-bent on the destruction of the Delta Bis.

The film is directed by Tomm Jacobsen, Michael Rousselet, and Jon Salmon, and starring Andrew W.K., Patton Oswalt (Odd Thomas, Dead Rising 2), John Francis Daley (Bones), Larry King, and Olivia Taylor Dudley (Chernobyl, Chillerama).

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‘Not Of This Earth’ Album Sampler Premiere (Exclusive)

bloody disgusting - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 13:00

We’ve teamed up with Terror Vision to bring you an exclusive first listen to their upcoming soundtrack for the 1988 sci-fi/horror film Not Of This Earth! The film, which featured original music by composer Chuck Cirino (The Lair, Chopping Mall, The Return Of Swamp Thing), starred Traci Lords and was produced by Roger Corman.

Cirino tells audiences:

Thank you to the fans who keep this beloved genre alive and well from generation to generation. I’m honored to see this music live 27 years after the fact.

Terror Vision is releasing the soundtrack via limited edition vinyl, which will be packaged in old style ‘tip-on’ gatefold jacket with full color inner sleeve featuring liner notes by Jim Wynorski and Chuck Cirino.

You can listen to the preview below and make sure to pre-order your copy of Not Of This Earth, which comes out July 28th, via Terror-Vision.com or through Bandcamp.

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[Fantasia ’15] ‘A Christmas Horror Story’ Beheading!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 12:40

Having its UK premiere at this month’s Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, Bloody Disgusting has the first ever clip from Copperheart’s latest production, A Christmas Horror Story, a new horror anthology that will warm your heart… with terror! Thanks to Fabien M. for the tip!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as FrightFest presents some festive fright in this Yule-be-sorry anthology set in the small town of Bailey Downs. High school students investigate a mysterious homicide that occurred the prior holiday season, a couple notices their young son is acting strangely after a snowy forest trip to cut down a traditional tree and one family are stalked through a winter wonderland by Krampus, the Xmas demon. Meanwhile at the North Pole, Santa is fending off zombie elves… TALES FROM THE CRYPT meets SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT for frosted Jingle Bell Shock.

A Christmas Horror Story is directed by Grant Harvey (Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning), Brett Sullivan (Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed, Darknet, Orphan Black), and Steven Hoban, the film is produced by Steven Hoban (Haunter, Splice, Ginger Snaps) and Mark Smith (Subconscious Password, 388 Arletta Ave), and executive Produced by David Hayter (Wolves, The Watchmen).

William Shatner, George Buza, Zoé De Grand Maison, Caprice Bauer, and Rob Archer star.

Here’s what the shorts will be about, sources tell Bloody Disgusting.

– A mysterious disease sweeps through the North Pole, transforming Santa’s Elves into the ravenous, flesh-eating Undead! Santa and the Missus wage a desperate battle for survival.

– While Santa tries to stay alive long enough to bring gifts for good boys and girls, Krampus, a terrifying Christmas demon, brings a sack, whip and chains for bad boys and girls. The wicked Bauer family, including klepto daughter Caprice, find out the hard way that Krampus is no myth.

– Scott, a troubled cop on stress leave, takes his 8-year-old son Will and wife Kim to pick out the “perfect” Christmas tree. Unfortunately, the perfect tree is on land owned by Big Earl who is a kind of … guardian. Will goes missing on Big Earl’s land and when he turns up again, he isn’t quite himself.

A Christmas Horror Story is written by Doug Taylor (Splice, Darknet), Sarah Larsen (Darknet), James Kee (Darknet), and Pascal Trottier (The Colony, Hellions).

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‘Goosebumps’ Trailer Channels ‘The Monster Squad’!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 12:33

Ahead of the San Diego Comic-Con, Columbia Pictures unveiled the official trailer for their Goosebumps adaptation, in theaters October 16, 2015, and it’s a good one.

Directed by Rob Letterman, it stars Jack Black as R.L. Stine, who has all of his creations accidentally released. What follows is complete insanity with every creature from the Abdominal Snowman to the Invisible Boy, Wolf Man, Evil Gnomes and even Slappy! It’s like Jumanji meets the classic The Monster Squad, and looks like tons of fun! I truly hope this is a gateway horror film for younger moviegoers.

[Related Post] Goosebumps Movie Has “…30 Monsters In This Film”

Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.

[Related Post] Ranked: “Goosebumps” ‘Night of the Living Dummy’ Episodes!

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Haunted ‘The Dead Room’ Proves to Be Real? (Trailer)

bloody disgusting - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 11:55

Opening in New Zealand cinemas nationwide this Halloween is The Dead Room, which now has a teaser trailer.

In the pic from XYZ and Raven Banner, “When a terrified family flees a desolate southern New Zealand farmhouse, two cynical scientists and a young psychic are sent to investigate their claims of a haunting. There they encounter a powerful spirit that will protect the house’s secrets at all cost.

The Dead Room is inspired by the chilling urban legend surrounding a farmhouse in Central Otago, New Zealand. In the early 1970s, two science tutors went to debunk claims a rural house was haunted and uncovered an incredibly disturbing mystery.

Jason Stutter directs with Jed Brophy, Jeffrey Thomas, and Laura Petersen starring.

Thanks to Fabien M. for the trailer tip.

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Bruce Campbell Promises “Ash vs Evil Dead” Won’t Rip Off Fans

bloody disgusting - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 11:23

It’s been all about Ashley J. Williams the past week as Starz has been teasing the Comic-Con trailer reveal of their new series, “Ash vs Evil Dead,” which marks the return of the smart-mouthed, ass-kicking Ash from Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead franchise.

While the trailer won’t arrive until Friday, we were treated to a pair of new stills to go along with the triumphant first look.

Now, EW has more, this time chatting it up with star Bruce Campbell, who reprises the infamous Ash role.

When asked what the tone will be, Campbell revealed “It’s everything! If you watch the show you’ll go, ‘Did he just say what I think he said?’ And then you’ll go, ‘Did I just see what I think I just saw?’ ”

Continuing with the tone, Sam Raimi, who directed the pilot, has been hard at work creating a world they call “Evil Dead-ized”. There’s a special blend for the sets – and special effects…

“We’re creating a world. So, we’re fabricating more stuff than you normally would for a show. Even if it’s, let’s say, a bookstore. Our bookstore doesn’t look like the average bookstore. Our diner doesn’t look like a normal diner. So, it’s all been Evil Dead-ized. So, we’re creating a world. That’s it’s own special effect. And, yeah, we’re using today’s methods and we’re using yesterday’s methods. Sam is a mix-and-match kind of guy. He’s a bait and switch. He’ll show you some stop motion animation, and throw in an old fashion matte shot. He’ll show you a miniature or he’ll show you a little digital. He’s not a one-stop guy. So, Sam’s always, ‘Look here! Look here!’ He’s a magician at heart. I was his assistant. We did bar mitzvahs. So Sam’s always used to the sleight of hand, sort of deal.”

But what should really make fans happy is Campbell’s promise to deliver a quality show… one that won’t rip fans off.

“This is really a nice quality show. I’m gonna feel good about presenting this to people. I really am. They will so not be ripped off by what we’re gonna do.”

He continued: “And I mean that from a horror point of view. The attempted entertainment value? Pretty high! Pretty high! The only difference now is you don’t see the hoses. You don’t see all the tubes that you used to see in the first ‘Evil Dead.’ We’ve moved past that. But when we do blood effects, it’s not digital. The other day, the guy brought in a keg! He had a keg on a cart, with the tubes coming out of the keg. This was a high-pressure situation. And then they hit us the other day with mortars. We’re using kegs to pump this blood. We’re using mortars — like air mortars! — to blow this s—. You kill a monster, it’s ugly.

For more on the series from Campbell, click the aforementioned link.

In the 10-episode “Ash vs Evil Dead” series premiering this fall, Campbell will be reprising his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons –personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip.”

“Ash vs Evil Dead” (see who’s directing here) is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead and is set to premiere on STARZ in fall 2015.

You can read our lengthy interview with Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell by clicking here!

You’ll find the previous teaser and full series info by clicking here.

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Artist Creates Very Cool “Terror” Boy Scout Badges

bloody disgusting - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 11:23

Ryan Sheehy is a former Boy Scout and is proud of the merit badges he’s earned. He’s also a writer and a huge horror fan. By his powers combined (Captain Planet reference, FTW), he’s begun a series of “Terror Badges”, merit badges that are inspired by horror films, legends, stories, and monsters.

Below is a small collection of these badges, so make sure to head over to the Terror Badges Tumblr to see the rest!

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