nothingbutthenight - Sat, 02/03/2018 - 07:53
 At one point during the final act of Árpád Sopsits’s extremely grim, murkily-lit, based-on-true-events thriller Strangled (A Martfüi Rém), soul-crushed lifer Réti Ákos (Gábor Jászberényi), who has been languishing in jail for the rape and murder of a former girlfriend after his death sentence got commuted to life imprisonment, is marched from his dank prison cell and deposited before the Black Gloves
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Kills On Wheels (2016)

nothingbutthenight - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 16:21
Kills on Wheels is a re-naming for English markets of a film, the second from Hungarian writer-director Attila Till, whose original Hungarian title, Tiszta Szívvel, translates as Pure Heart. A comedy action-drama that actually has heart, and is entirely character-based, is a rare thing in of itself, but, as is being foregrounded much more prominently by the English title than by the film’s Black Gloves
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Lycanimator – Exclusive Trailer Premiere

Dread Central - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 18:00

Time to celebrate some B-Moviedom as we’ve sunk our claws into the exclusive trailer premiere for the upcoming creature feature film Lycanimator! Dig it!

Written and directed by Sébastien Godin and produced by Dustin Hubbard, Lycanimator stars Cayt Fenics, Briana Wyman, Kii Hornick, Toby Johansen, Matthew Scott Kimple, and B-movie legend Joel D. Wynkoop (Girls Gone Dead, Body in a Dumpster, Always Midnight, House of Carnage).

A group of friends go to an abandoned house for a weekend away, only to come across a mad scientist with some monster-making goo. When some of that goo turns one of the group into a hungry, lustful beast – well, let’s just say it spells trouble.

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Death House Shifts Opening Date For National Theatrical Release

Dread Central - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 17:30

Dubbed the “expendables of horror films”, B. Harrison Smith’s Death House has shifted release dates to February 23rd. While this news might be frustrating to those who have been waiting a long time to see the film, it’s actually good news as indie distributor Hannover House, Inc. and theatrical subsidiary Medallion Releasing, Inc. have teamed up with Florida’s Entertainment Factory to bring the film to approximately 100 theaters across the United States! There will be public red carpet events in both Los Angeles (Thursday, Feb. 22) and New York City (Friday, Feb. 23), with many cast members and principal production team present. The film will also be getting a home video and VOD release in June through Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Directed by Smith and co-written by The Texas Chainsaw Massacre‘s Gunnar Hansen, the film is a cornucopia of horror legends, including Dee Wallace, Barbara Crampton, Kane Hodder, Tony Todd, Bill Moseley, Michael Berryman, Debbie Rochon, Sid Haig, Bill Oberst, Jr., and several other surprises! Death House takes place in a maximum security prison where a power outage releases all inmates, leaving a group of visiting VIPs to fend for their lives.

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Lucio Fulci’s Zombie #1 Comic Back in Print TONIGHT at 7pm! Now in its Third Run!

Dread Central - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 17:00

Tonight at 7pm PST, those nuts at Eibon Press are making horror history again with their third pressing of the  first issue of Lucio Fulci’s Zombie.  Those of you who are hard core “Eibonites” know that these guys have been kicking ALL the ass in the past two years, with some of the most incredible, game-changing horror comics of all time, mostly all based on classic horror and sleaze films from the 1980s.

Their series based on the immortal classic Zombie, directed by Lucio Fulci has been  best-seller for Eibon, with the first issue already selling out two print runs!  By popular demand, they’ve brought the issue back into print with a stunning “eibon sleeve” cover that re-creates the classic movie poster as an incredible oil painting by Hollywood monster artist Mike Broom of “The Walking Dead” and The Cabin in the Woods.  Check it out:

This is one of the thing that makes Eibon books totally different, folks.  They all come packaged in these high end record sleeves, that make them highly collectible and super cool.  Inside the sleeve, you get the comic, plus lots of little extras, like collectors prints and such.

Plus, they just informed us that they’re doing an INSANE offer for this weekend only, where you can order all five currently available issue sod Zombie and get the shipping thrown in for free.  Check this out:

It’s a great time to be a horror collector, and those guys have ALL the juice.

Lucio Fulci’s Zombie #1 will be available tonight at 7pm, only through their website,!

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Mr. Disgusting Picks the Best Horror Films of 2017!

bloody disgusting - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 16:01

*Keep up with our ongoing end of the year coverage here*

There is no question that 2017 was one of the best years ever for horror. Just a few years ago I was unhappy that The Babadook topped my best of the year list. It perfectly represented where horror was at the time, being that none of the films deserved the honor of “best of the year”. But then something happened – in 2015, there was an overload of independent films that made choosing a top ten immensely difficult. The momentum continued through 2016, setting the stage for what could easily be horror’s ultimate mic drop.

There’s panic across the board about getting people into theaters. The box office is shrinking. Studio tentpoles are failing. Yet, there stood several horror films that annihilated everything in their path. From Split to Get Out, Annabelle: Creation, and then IT, horror film after horror film continued to take the top spot at the box office, taking in hundreds of millions worldwide. Our genre is quite literally unstoppable right now.

They say when the world is in flames and there’s political turmoil, entertainment has the most to gain, especially horror. It’s pure and unadulterated escapism. People aren’t looking for superheroes to save them, they’re looking for the final girl to stab that bad mother fucker in the back. It’s the fantasy of self-induced power and the fight for survival. Horror movies give us the illusion of control when the world is coming for you, and there’s nothing more satisfying than standing up to life and kicking it right in the balls.

Horror does not discriminate. Horror is unity. Horror is for everyone. Horror is 2017.

Honorable Mention: Downrange (D. Ryuhei Kitamura; Eleven Arts)

Ryuhei Kitamura’s Downrange is quite simple, stranding a carpool of teenagers on the side of the road as an enigmatic sniper targets them one-by-one. The film is 100% pure rage, leaving brains splattered across the hot pavement, and murdering innocent children who accidentally end up at the wrong place at the wrong time. It’s about as mean-spirited as horror can get…and it’s glorious. While typically turned off by films this dark and unforgiving, Downrange is an uncomfortable and unapologetic breath of fresh air. It feels necessary. Horror has gone soft.

It’s also loaded with nonstop thrills that will have audiences on the edge of their seats until the shocking conclusion. It’s been awhile since we’ve seen anything with this much grit and guts, with Kitamura digging down deep to deliver a punch that’s going to knock audiences right on their asses.

Other Honorable Mentions:

  • mother! (D. Darren Aronofsky)
  • Split (D. M. Night Shyamalan)
  • Happy Death Day (D. Christopher Landon)
  • Wish Upon (D. John R. Leonetti)
  • Annabelle: Creation (D. David Sandberg)
10. The Killing of a Sacred Deer (D. Yorgos Lanthimos; A24)

Director Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster) reunites with Colin Farrell (In Bruges) in this frightening thriller about the sacrifices one man has to make in order to protect his family. While Farrell is always entertaining to watch, Barry Keoghan carries this Shakespearean nightmare on his shoulders. Keoghan plays a young boy who befriends a doctor (Farrell) who may or may not have killed his father in the operating room. He’s plotted his revenge. His performance is seductive, manipulative, and even more so unnerving when you find yourself wondering if a young boy is capable of such horrors. The movie is a high-strung slow burn that terrorizes the audience with agonizing tension that’s never released.

9. Pyewacket (D. Adam MacDonald; IFC Midnight)

One of the biggest surprises of the year was the Adam MacDonald‘s under-the-radar Pyewacket, a frightening coming-of-age slow burn that delivers brooding heavy metal horror. Beautifully shot with impressive performances all around, what’s great about Pyewacket is that it never overplays its hand. MacDonald is never trying too hard to shock the audience and is more determined to make his film believable than anything else. In that regard, he still delivers on his promise and offers up a shocking finale that’s equally crushing as it’s mortifying. Pyewacket is a surprisingly simple movie, but it’s incredibly well made and entertains with the best of them. It’s brooding tension will get under your skin and leave you thinking about it for days after.

8. Tragedy Girls (D. Tyler MacIntyre; Gunpowder & Sky)

Tyler MacIntyre’s Tragedy Girls, powered by Alexandra Shipp and Brianna Hildebrand‘s performances, is fiercely entertaining. Boasted as a “new spin on the slasher genre,” the film delivers on this promise, approaching the killing from a different perspective. While the film is lightning fun, the deaths within it are brutal, Final Destination brutal, directed and edited with precision for maximum impact that surely will have audiences roaring in delight. Tragedy Girls is sweet and salty, the perfect mix of horror and comedy that surely will have you clicking the “heart” button over and over.

7. Brawl in Cell Block 99 (D. S. Craig Zahler; RLJE)

While this isn’t the best genre film of the year, it may very well be my favorite. I couldn’t tell you the last time I obsessed over a movie as much as Brawl in Cell Block 99, which stars a badass Vince Vaughn as a man who must fight his way through several prisons in order to save his wife (Jennifer Carpenter), and the baby inside her. The stakes are off-the-charts high as director S. Craig Zahler threatens the life of an unborn baby, setting the stage for Vaughn to go full Wolverine, brutally annihilating everyone in his path. The best way to describe the film is “Tarantino-lite”, told in a pulp-y, over-the-top manner that results in excessive (unrealistic) gore and ultra-violence. The practical special effects are weird and unnerving, tapping into old-school horror, turning Cell Block 99 into a massive bloodbath. I’m obsessed with this authentic cult midnight movie that’s more fun than anything else you’ll see all year.

6. Raw (D. Julia Ducournau; Focus World)

Garance Marillier delivers a powerhouse of a performance, playing a young vegan girl entering her first year of veterinarian school. There, she reconnects with her older sister, while battling new feelings, emotions, and urges in this coming-of-age horror film that can only be likened to Ginger Snaps.

Julia Ducournau’s film is as riveting as it is tense, chewing on complex issues while also hammering the audience with fucked up sequences (one in particular nearly made me vomit). And as gross as Raw can get, the camerawork and cinematography together are masterful, delivering one of the most gorgeous horror films in years.

Up Next: My Top 5 Horror Films of the Year

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BJ Colangelo’s Top 10 Horror Films of 2017

Dread Central - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 16:00

2017 was one hell of a great year to be a horror fan. “Best Of” lists are one of my favorite things to read as we wind down the year, because it’s a fascinating exploration of taste and personality. No two end-of-year lists are going to be the same, and that’s what makes horror the long-lasting and wonderful genre that it is. While we’re all afraid of something, that something is not universal. I truly believe that this is why horror has maintained the popularity crown of film fans all over the world.

Before I dive into my top 10 list, I have to stress that these titles are the ones that I felt the strongest about personally. This is not meant to be a definitive “these are the only good films worth talking about” list or a list of the most “technically good” horror films. Rather, this is a list of the horror films that struck me to my core, resonated with me long after the final credits have rolled, and reminded me why I love the horror genre as much as I do. With that being said, I present to you my top 10 horror films of 2017.

10) Always Shine

There was a limited theatrical release at the tail end of 2016 for this film, but it finally became widely available in 2017 thanks to the wonderful folks over at Shudder. Directed by Sophia Takal and starring Caitlin FitzGerald (Masters of Sex, UnREAL) and Mackenzie Davis (Black Mirror, Blade Runner 2049), Always Shine focuses on two actresses in differing stages of their career on a trip together to Big Sur, California. More of an atmospheric horror film than a hack-and-slash gorefest, the film is deeply engaging phantasm of a lack of a grasp on reality, molding together with a beetling exertion of ego and insecurity. The terror of this film is deeply rooted in the emotional psychology of these two “friends” and the impossible pressures women place on themselves to find success.

09) Gerald’s Game

Said to be the “unfilmable” Stephen King property, Netflix (who straight up KILLED IT this year) joined forces with emerging modern master of horror, Mike Flanagan to create one of the most tense films of the year. Actress Carla Gugino delivers the performance of a lifetime, and the film features one of the most unsettling gore scenes of recent memory and one scare that sincerely left me paranoid for the remainder of the day following my first viewing.

08) Better Watch Out

Of all my selections, this is probably the one that will garner the most shit in the comments section, because a lot of people HATED this film. There’s an inherent camp association with horror films set around the winter holiday season, and every year we’re bombarded with poorly crafted and hastily thrown together films for the sake of trying to profit off of people looking for Christmas films not created by Lifetime or Hallmark. Every once in a while however, a flick comes out that solidifies its place in the Christmas horror canon, and Better Watch Out is this year’s newest inductee. What starts out as a typical “babysitter home invasion” film takes a hard left out of nowhere and turns into something pretty shocking and a whole lot of fun. This was a big year for child actors in horror, and Levi Miller is more than deserving of this placement.

07) The Lure

Anyone who’s read my previous work on other websites shouldn’t be surprised at all about my addition of The Lure. This absolute tonal clusterfuck is most easily described as Polish sex-comedy horror musical about man-eating mermaids. The musical elements are presented more like Phantom of the Paradise rather than West Side Story, and the art design feels like something out of an Argento fever dream after having watched Hedwig and the Angry Inch for the first time. Probably the least accessible of all of the films on my list, but one that I’ll be revisiting for years to come.

06) The Devil’s Candy

For those that prefer something a little heavier than man-eating mermaid sex musicals, The Devil’s Candy may be your ticket to music driven horror. Created by Sean Byrne (The Loved Ones), this father’s apocalypse is littered with heavy metal music, Satanic visions, and a possessed (and very topless) Ethan Embry. Embry has been cranking out a lot of stellar horror performances as of late, but he’s truly at his best with The Devil’s Candy.

05) Raw

As a lover of the french extremity movement of the early 00s, I was pleasantly surprised with how brutal RAW was as a film in addition to its sincerity. Julia Ducournau’s debut feature is a triumphant celebration of womanhood, and the horrific strength that comes along with embracing one’s true self. Garance Marillier stars in a breakout performance that is nothing short of captivating. It’s an intense coming-of-age story much like Ginger Snaps, but replacing any humor with stomach-churning violence.

04) IT

If 2017 was good for anything, it was getting people to finally admit that the IT mini-series is sort of terrible and is only beloved because Tim Curry’s performance as Pennywise was iconic. There was a lot of hesitancy when Warner Bros. announced IT was returning as a film, but this film absolutely shattered my expectations. It was heartfelt, well-crafted, entertaining, but most importantly…scary. 2017 was also the year of incredible child actors in horror, and there wasn’t a single member of The Losers Club that I didn’t immediately love and want to adopt as my own. IT has always been a cultural phenomenon but seeing non-horror buffs running to the theatre to check out the film was a truly surreal experience.

03) Super Dark Times

Coming of age films set with a horror background tend to be some of my favorite films, and Super Dark Times was no exception. This one flew under my radar for a hot minute, but it was well worth the wait. It’s a haunting look at the relationships between adolescents and the harrowing loss of innocence that comes with growing up. There’s something about how these characters were created that feels uncomfortably familiar. We all grew up with these kids, some of us may have been these kids. And it makes the film’s horrific reveal all the more of a gut-punch. It’s the heartbreaking reality of what would actually happen if I Know What You Did Last Summer wasn’t an over-the-top slasher but a real event between friends.

02) Tragedy Girls

This film was absolutely tailor-made for me and my tastes. The story follows two best friends who are desperately seeking social media fame as crime reporters. After the two capture a serial killer, they determine the best way to hold on to their new found fame and get the scoop before anyone else would be if they murder people themselves. It’s a biting commentary on the current obsession of “true crime as entertainment” fad wrapped in an instagram perfectly placed bow, but with hardcore brutality that will please any gorehound. Tragedy Girls hashtag SLAAAAAYS it.

01) Get Out

Simply put, Get Out is going to go down in history as one of the greatest horror films ever made. It’s downright terrifying and manages to intertwine the brilliant social critique with effective scares. It’s astounding to see a film that manages to be so unbelievably intelligent, and so genuinely entertaining, while maintaining a sincere sense of dread. Jordan Peele was able to make a film that so many audience members have been thirsting for, and did so by being ambitious, thought-provoking, entertaining, and downright scary. This is a horror film that deserves as much attention as any of the Oscar-bait shilled out every year, but it probably won’t…proving the core value of Get Out to be very, very true.

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David Harbour Talks About What We Can Expect From Stranger Things 3

Dread Central - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 15:00

One of the best aspects of Netflix’s original series “Stranger Things” is David Harbour as Sheriff Hopper. And speaking of Hopper, Harbour recently sat down with Variety and talked all things “Stranger Things” and let slip some cool new info.

But first, he talked a bit about the pressures of going into season two and how season three is feeling a lot easier thus far.

“We all felt a lot of pressure going in, at least I certainly did,” Harbour tells Variety. “You want it to be better. I’m not often proud of the work that I do, but I was so proud of Season 1 that I was almost like, ‘oh s—‘ going into this season. How are we going to top that?

There are horror stories like “True Detective.” The risks that the Duffers took, they had the potential for that sort of thing. This could be really bad. But I think we all hunkered down and we have such a good dynamic, it’s so creative that environment. They wrote some good scripts. Every scene and every day, we just tried to make it sing. I feel like we achieved it.

Now going into Season 3, we’re getting more comfortable. We’re getting better. And I’ve never felt that. The tapestry just seems so broad. A lot of people tell me when you’re on a show for a while, you get bored with it. and I don’t foresee that with this. The tapestry just seems to get larger and more creative. So I’m excited to see where we go next year.”

He then goes on to talk about how we might see more details on his relationship with his deceased daughter in the new season.

“There’s a lot of timeline stuff to explain with Sara as well,” he says. “Sara dies theoretically five years before our story. In terms of the timeline, we say in the first season that I moved back to Hawkins after that experience. And we have me calling my ex-wife, who is remarried and has a kid. There’s a lot of rich material there, and with secrets around Sara and that whole event, which I hope we’ll get into in future seasons. Maybe not in the way you think. But there is a lot more complexity to Hopper’s relationship to Sara’s death. I would love to see them go further into that.”

Harbour then commented on when we can expect to see season 3, saying, “I’m not the authority on any of this. But if you use logic, our first season came out July 15. Our second season came out October 27. Theoretically, if we keep on the same timeline, what’s our next release date? I guess it would be January or February 2019. But I don’t know. I would love for it to be as soon as possible. We just want to make them good, and well takes time. It all goes into shaping a really beautiful product, and that’s the most important thing.”

What did you think of “Stranger Things 2”? Let us know below!

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Skeletor Was Inspired By a Real-life Corpse Inside a Carnival Haunt

bloody disgusting - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 14:54

While He-Man may be synonymous with Mattel’s Masters of the Universe, his arch nemesis may be even more popular.

Skeletor, the Lord of Destruction, made his first appearance as both toy and in comic form back in 1981. He was included in Mattel’s debut Masters of the Universe line before Filmation’s cartoon of the same name exploded the franchise’s popularity in 1983.

While Netflix is jam-packed with new holiday releases, one of the best is a docu-series “The Toys That Made Us”, which recounts the history of several major toy lines from the 1980s. The first half of season one takes us back to the beginning of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe with in-depth interviews with the creative forces behind the mega-franchise. While He-Man was created in response to market research (a disappointing fact that resulted in lightning in a bottle), his arch nemesis was inspired by a real-life carnival haunt.

Former Mattel artist and designer Mark Taylor recounts the backstory behind the creation of Skeletor, which stemmed back to a traumatizing event at a local carnival in which he was certain he saw a real-life corpse. In fact, 60 years later Taylor learned that his encounter at the Pike Amusement Park was in fact real.

“I knew that was a real person,” he explained. “Over 60 years later, I’m watching the Discovery Channel, it turns out he was a real guy and he was really at the Long Beach Pike! It confirmed all my suspicions!”

An article on Slate explained how the corpse ended up in a Long Beach attraction and it’s pretty interesting. The hanging corpse in question was once Elmer McCurdy, an outlaw who died in a gunfight with police 65 years before being found in the funhouse. In 1911, the mischief-making vagabond robbed a train near Okesa, Oklahoma, then took his spoils — $46 and two jugs of whisky — north, where he holed up in a barnyard on the Kansas border. Police pursued him and ended up killing him in a shootout among the hay.

Who knew that one day his corpse would not only inspire one of the greatest villains of all time, but also the legendary toy line that made us as kids? Catch the new series now streaming on Netflix.

Here’s a look at the first ever Skeletor action figure with comic book:

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What Movies Are Coming Out In 2018 That We’re Looking Forward To?

Dread Central - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 14:00

When all is said and done and the history books have been written, many will say that the year 2017 was one of the most successful years our beloved genre has had in box-office history.

With such smashes as Stephen King’s IT, Jordan Peele’s Get Out, and David F. Sandberg’s Annabelle: Creation, 2017 will be a tough year to beat. Both in terms of domestic revenue and the sheer quality of the motion pictures themselves.

But 2017 is rapidly disappearing over the horizon and as killer as it was, we need to begin looking forward to horror in 2018. And thus we created this list.

The following collection of titles are all of the horror films set to hit theaters, VOD, and/or Blu-ray in the year 2018. Also included below are the films that currently have TBD 2018 release dates.

So give the list below a look through and start marking your calendars. Let’s hope 2018 Horror gives the amazing year that was 2017 Horror a run for its money!


Insidious: The Last Key – January 5

Usually, the fourth film in a franchise wouldn’t inspire much enthusiasm in me. But Insidious: The Last Key is bringing back the always reliable Lin Shaye, along with Speck and Tucker, for another entry – this time directed by The Taking of Deborah Logan‘s Adam Robitel – and I’m there. The trailers have been sufficiently creepy and I cannot wait to see what Robitel pulls off within the Insidious universe.


Day of the Dead: Bloodline – January 5

I know that I shouldn’t be looking forward to this (second) remake of George A. Romero’s classic as much as I am but I can’t help it. I’m intrigued by the film’s plot, and I’m loving Johnathon Schaech as Max the Zombie aka New Bub. Don’t be surprised if this movie ends up being better than you expect… or worse than I expect. This could go either way. But it will not be a middle of the road film. We’re going to love it or hate it. I’m optimistic.

Mom and Dad – January 19

The new pitch-black horror-comedy by one-half of the directing team behind Crank and Gamer has a killer premise involving a worldwide mass hysteria where, for 24 brutal hours, parents turn violently against their own children. Add crazy Nic Cage and underrated Selma Blair to the mixture and I’m thinking Mom and Dad could be a f*cking blast.

Death House – January 26

‘Two federal agents fight their way through nine levels of Hell inside a secret prison known as the Death House. A facility-wide prison break turns their flight into a tour of horrors as they push toward the ultimate evil housed in the lowest depths of the earth.”

That synopsis should be enough right there. But if it wasn’t, there is also the fact that this film sports one of the most epic genre casts of all-time, with Tony Todd, Adrienne Barbeau, Sid Haig, Michael Berryman, Dee Wallace, Kane Hodder, Bill Moseley, Cortney Palm, Tiffany Shepis, Barbara Crampton, Felissa Rose, Camille Keaton, Larry Zerner, R.A. Mihailoff, and more leading their talents. This movie is a must-see. Plain and simple.


Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built – February 23

We all know the history of firearm heiress Sarah Winchester and her infamous house. This true tale was made for the big screen and it blows my mind that it took so long for it to reach the screen in a substantial fashion. But the real draw here isn’t The Sperig Brothers or the haunted house. It’s Dame Helen Mirren starring in a horror movie. Like the above entry on this list, Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built is a must see. Again, plain and simple.

The Strangers: Prey at Night – March 9

If it feels like we have been waiting for the sequel to Bryan Bertino’s home invasion thriller The Strangers forever now, that’s because it has been 10 godd*mn years since the original hit screens back in 2008. All of that aside, even if this was just a flick called “Prey at Night”, after seeing that slick-ass trailer a few weeks back, I’d still be in line for director Johannes Roberts’ film. You had me at “I Think We’re Alone Now”, The Strangers 2. You had me.

A Quiet Place – April 13

I had already bought my ticket the moment I heard one of my favorite actors John Krasinski (aka Jim from “The Office”) was directing a horror movie. Signed, sealed, and delivered. Then I heard his lovely wife and killer actress Emily Blunt was co-starring and I had to call my little sister to share the wonderful news (not kidding btw). And this was all before the teaser trailer hit. You know the one. Intriguing as hell and showing us Kransinski going full Shyamalan. A Quiet Place just might be at the top of my Must-See 2018 List. Maybe.

The New Mutants – April 13

Truthfully, I’m kind of on the fence about director Josh Boone’s The New Mutants. On one hand, I feel like we already saw this plot play out in FX’s “Legion”, but one the other hand the film sports a great cast and I’m loving the Nightmare on Elm Street vibes the film is putting out there. Add in the mental institution and I can’t help but hope the film captures even the slightest bit of the fun Chuck Russell’s Dream Warriors possessed. We’ll see…

Rampage – April 20

A gigantic monkey beats the absolute ass off a gigantic wolf with an entire city. Then a gigantic crocodile nightmares out of the river to join in on the party. I can live with the fact that the movie stars The Rock. I’m there.

Truth or Dare – April 27

Last month I would have had zero interest in this movie. Nothing against our buddies over at Blumhouse but this flick will no doubt be a PG-13 romp for the kids. However, earlier this month I said the same thing about Blumhouse’s PG-13 slasher Happy Death Day. And that movie ended up being tons of fun. If Truth or Dare can match even half of the pacing, humor, or thrills found within Happy Death Day, I’ll be a happy camper. Oh, and the film stars Lucy Hale from Scream 4. Nice.

Tremors 6 – May 1

I haven’t been keeping up with my Tremors series like I should. But all the same, I’m hoping to catch up sooner rather than later so I can watch Tremors 6 without feeling like I missed something. It was the talk of the artic and milking Graboids that pulled me into this one. Plus I still have tons of love for the original and its blast of a sequel Tremors 2: Aftershocks. Here’s hoping the film is as fun as it sounds. Finger optimistically crossed.

Slender Man – May 18

Slender Man is freaky as sh*t. There is a killer horror film to be made out of the modern day legends and creepypastas. Maybe this film will be it. I hope this film will be it. I mean you can’t make a Slender Man film and not have at least SOME classic moments of pure terror, right? Let’s hope so.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – June 22

My Jurassic Park fandom was reignited in a big way with Jurassic World a few years back. I thought the franchise was as dead as…. well, you know. But then Jurassic World opened Paddock 9 on my ass and had me feeling like a kid again. At least for the final 10 minutes. Here’s hoping the new film will have more magical moments like the previous entry’s “Open Paddock 9” sequence. The fact that Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is bringing back Jeff Goldblum is more than a step in the right direction. “Life… ah… finds a way, yes.”


The Purge 4: The Island – July 4

When I heard that the new Purge movie was going to take place surrounding the events of the first annual Purge Night, I was ready to buy my ticket and take the ride. After all, since the very first film – like many of you out there – all I’ve wanted to see has been how the event came to pass and how “successful” the first go was. The Purge 4: The Island promise to let us in on all of this backstory and I’m onboard. Plus, this being a prequel means we could see the return of Ethan Hawke. If even just in a cameo.


The Nun – July 13

The Conjuring universe series of films has been a mostly hit rather than miss, with this past year’s Annabelle: Creation being a big step up from the original film in a lot of people’s eyes. Let’s hope they keep the ball rolling with The Nun. It’s going to take a lot to make this film anything less than terrifying based solely on the titular entity, but add in Demián Bichir and Taissa Farmiga (“American Horror Story”) and The Nun will no doubt be one of this year’s scariest roller coaster rides.


The Predator – August 3

Shane “Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang” Black. Fred “The Monster Squad” Dekker. Tom “The F*cking Punisher” Jane. And the Predator. Need I say more? Okay, Yvonne Strahovski and Olivia Munn.


The Meg – August 10

Jason Statham kicks a giant prehistoric shark in the face for two hours. Sold. 


Goosebumps: Horrorland – September 21

I’m a big fan of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps. I really enjoyed the hell out of the original film starring Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, and Ryan Lee, and I’m up for more adventures through the world of this kid-horror series. Hell, the original movie didn’t even touch on some of my favorite tales from the book series (at length) so here’s hoping the sequel will up the ante and bring our charming cast into the world of the books this time around. Sounds good to me!

The House With a Clock in its Walls – September 21

Eli Roth directs this kid-horror adaptation starring Cate Blanchett, Jack Black, and Kyle MacLachlan. For all the flack he gets, I’m still onboard the Eli Roth train. One of these days he is going to make an(other) utter classic of the genre, and The House With a Clock in its Walls just might be that film. Plus, like Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built mentioned above, it isn’t often such a top actress as Cate Blanchett stops by our beloved genre. And that alone deserves a viewing.

Venom – October 10

Tom “Gotham’s Reckoning” Hardy stars as Topher Grace– I mean Eddie Brock in Ruben Fleischer’s take on Marvel’s (debatably) most badass character Venom. What’s not to love? I’ve heard the film will be a mixture of John Carpenter and David Cronenberg, and if that’s even slightly true then this film may finally be the Marvel movie we’ve all been waiting for. I just hope Carnage plays a larger role in the final film than just a post-credits sting. Bring it on.


Halloween – October 19

Recently I wrote an article on the new Halloween film called “Blumhouse’s Halloween: True Sequel or H20 Remake?”, and if that article doesn’t let you know how excited I am about this film, I don’t know what a few more sentences here will do. So let me spell it out: The moment I heard director David Gordon Green (George Washinton) was taking on Michael Myers and Jamie Lee Curtis was returning, I began camping out in from of my local multiplex. And here I will stay until October 19th is upon us. This could be the one, folks.



And there you have it. Those are all of the horror movies with specific 2018 release dates that we know of at the present time. 

What follows here is a list of films that are currently listed as TBD 2018.

They include Mohawk, Nightmare Cinema, Rock Paper Dead, Stephanie, Polaroid, Suspiria, Children of the Corn: Runaway, Hellraiser: Judgment, Moose Jaws, Hold the Dark, The Endless, The Gallows 2, Nosferatu,  and Deep Blue Sea 2.

We will let you guys know as soon as any of these dates change or any of the TBD films get more specific release dates.

Until then make sure to hit us up and let us know which films you are looking forward to the most come 2018 in the comments below or on social media!

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The 5 Most Polarizing Horror Films of 2017

bloody disgusting - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 13:45

*Keep up with our ongoing end of the year coverage here*

No one said all movies had to be easy to watch. 2017 was a landmark year for the horror genre, filled with critical darlings (Get Out, It, Gerald’s Game, Raw) and box office winners (ItGet Out, Split, Annabelle: Creation). There were a handful of films, however, that proved to be more controversial. Loved by some and loathed by many (or vice versa), these films were truly love-it-or-hate-it experiences. In no particular order, these are the 5 most polarizing horror films of 2017. 

1. It Comes at Night

Plot  Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man (Joel Edgerton) has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife (Carmen Ejogo) and son (Kelvin Harrison Jr.). Then a desperate young family (Christopher Abbott, Riley Keough and Griffin Robert Faulkner) arrives seeking refuge.

CinemaScore – D

Rotten Tomatoes Score – 88%

MetaCritic Score – 78

Production Budget – $2,400,000

Box Office (Domestic) – $13,985,117

Box Office (Foreign) – $5,295,814

What Made It So Polarizing? – This is a classic case of mis-marketing. It Comes at Night was advertised as a horror movie about people locked in a house so as to protect themselves from whatever it is that comes at night. The movie is actually a slow burn paranoia drama with horror elements. If your movie title tells people that something comes at night and then the movie doesn’t tell you what that is, it’s not going to go over well. Of course, the “it” of the title is up to interpretation, but it isn’t a physical entity. It Comes at Night is essentially an arthouse film that was marketed as a mainstream horror film, and people felt cheated when they walked out of the theater. Make no mistake: it is a great film, but make sure you go in with your expectations in check.

2. mother!

Plot – Darren Aronofsky’s film follows a young woman (Jennifer Lawrence) whose tranquil life with her husband (Javier Bardem) at their country home is disrupted by the arrival of a mysterious couple (Michelle Pfeiffer and Ed Harris). Their personal family drama spills over into the house leading to the death of their son (Brian Gleeson) and a memorial service held at their house. After the guests leave, the couple who own the house end up at the center of a cult that turns their home into a warzone.

CinemaScore  – F

Rotten Tomatoes Score – 68%

MetaCritic Score – 74

Production Budget – $30,000,000

Box Office (Domestic) – $17,800,004

Box Office (Foreign) – $26,716,995

What Made It So Polarizing? – Much like It Comes at Night, Darren Aronofsky’s mother! was marketed as a home invasion-type horror film. Add to that the star power of Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer (who is on a roll this year) and Ed Harris, and you’ve got a major box office draw of a film. Unfortunately, mother! is not an easy film to watch so extremely negative word of mouth caused the film to flop (domestically, anyway). While many of the events that take place in the film are horrifying, it’s not your average horror film. Essentially an allegory for the Bible (this is my favorite interpretation of the film’s plot), mother! is a film filled with random occurrences that Aronofsky offers no explanation for. Of course, if you buy into the aforementioned allegory then it all makes sense, but it appears that many viewers still weren’t fond of the film (hence that F CinemaScore). The final 20 minutes are filled to the brim with such grotesque imagery and brutal violence that many viewers expecting a more straightforward horror film may have found a bit too disturbing. Is it genius? Or is it pretentious dreck? That is up for you to decide, but there is no right or wrong answer.

3. The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Plot – A cardiac surgeon (Colin Farrell) secretly befriends a teenage boy (Barry Keoghan). He introduces the boy to his family (Nicole Kidman, Raffey Cassiddy and Sunny Suljic), who then fall mysteriously ill. The boy reveals that this is revenge for the doctor killing his father on the operating table three years earlier and it will only end with the death of a family member, a decision he must make.

CinemaScore – N/A

Rotten Tomatoes Score – 79%

MetaCritic Score – 73

Production Budget – N/A

Box Office (Domestic) – $2,141,430 (as of November 30, 2017)

Box Office (Foreign) – N/A

What Made It So Polarizing? – Probably the film’s lack of explanation and the overall surreality of the film. The world in Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a peculiar one. The way the characters talk and react to things lead you to believe that this isn’t the “real” world, but rather one of Lanthimos’ design. This is apparently a trait from all of his films (The Killing of a Sacred Deer was my introduction to Lanthimos, so I can’t say for sure), but if you don’t know that going in then you may be taken aback. Also, no explanation is given for the seemingly supernatural events in the film. Things just…..happen. As mentioned above, audiences want to know why things are happening. If you don’t give them that, they will walk out frustrated. The film is splitting audiences right down the middle (even us at Bloody Disgusting were divided, as evidenced by my glowing review and Benedict Seal’s scathing one), but one thing it also does is demand discussion. Whether you love it or hate it, you will want to talk about it the second you walk out of the theater.

4. We Are the Flesh

Plot – After wandering a ruined city for years in search of food and shelter, two siblings (Mariía Evoli and Diego Gamaliel) find their way into one of the last remaining buildings. Inside, they find a man (Noé Hernández) who will make them a dangerous offer to survive the outside world.

CinemaScore – N/A

Rotten Tomatoes Score – 75%

MetaCritic Score – 62

Production Budget – N/A

Box Office (Domestic) – $8,438

Box Office (Foreign) – N/A

What Made It So Polarizing? – Besides the fact that it’s basically porn, Emiliano Rocha Minter’s debut feature We Are the Flesh (review) is quite possibly the most difficult film to digest this year. The film is primarily interested in breaking a plethora of societal taboos, including but not limited to incest, pornography the ingestion of period blood. It can’t be denied that Minter has filmmaking talent (sound design is one of the highlights here), but whether or not you like what he puts on screen is another matter entirely. We Are the Flesh will try your patience in a way almost no other film will.

5. Alien: Covenant

Plot – In Ridley Scott’s second Alien prequel, he crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.

CinemaScore – B

Rotten Tomatoes Score – 68%

MetaCritic Score  – 65

Budget – $97,000,000

Box Office (Domestic) – $74,262,031

Box Office (Foreign) – $166,483,733

What Made It So Polarizing? – This was a case of a film having an identity crisis. It was trying to please too many people at once. You see, after the mixed reaction to Prometheus, 20th Century Fox and Ridley Scott decided that the sequel (and Alien prequel) needed to feature more xenomorph action. That meant that much of what happens directly after Prometheus had to be abbreviated significantly. So basically an entire film (featuring Elizabeth Shaw’s journey to the engineers’ planet) was condensed into a quick 5-minute flashback sequence. This was both a huge disservice to the Shaw character as well as fans of Prometheus, because despite the mixed reception of Prometheus, it does have its fans. Had the remainder of the film been more original it might have had won over more people (I gave it a middling review), but even the xenomorph action is a retread of multiple moments from the previous Alien films (that underwhelming climax included). Still, Alien: Covenant did also have its fans. The problem Fox has now is that half of their audience wants to see a sequel more like Covenant, while the other half wants the series to go back to a style like Prometheus. They need to pick one route to go and commit to it.

Which films did you find to be the most polarizing of 2017? Let us know in the comments below!

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Stephen King Says The Dark Tower Failed Due To PG-13 Rating

Dread Central - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 13:00

This past summer Stephen King’s The Dark Tower finally hit the big screen – with a thud heard around the world. Not only where the reviews less than favorable, neither fans nor general audience dug the film. Which is too bad because actor Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey kicked all kinds of ass.

Well, it turns out that author Stephen King thinks he knows why the film was doomed from the get-go. And in his eyes, it all has to do with the powers that be trying to make the violent book series a PG-13 tentpole film.

“The real problem, as far as I’m concerned is, they went into this movie, and I think this was a studio edict pretty much: this is going to be a PG-13 movie,” King said. “It’s going to be a tentpole movie. We want to make sure that we get people in there from the ages of, let’s say, 12 right on up to whatever the target age is. Let’s say 12 to 35. That’s what we want. So it has to be PG-13, and when they did that I think that they lost a lot of the toughness of it and it became something where people went to it and said, Well yeah, but it’s really not anything that we haven’t seen before.”

Fair enough.

Personally, I think there was much more than just a rating that caused the film to be an utter flop. The script sure didn’t help. Even if you added blood, gore, and cursing to that script it still would have been a mess. Albeit a f*cking bloody and gory one.

Why do you think The Dark Tower wasn’t successful? Let us know below!


Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), the last Gunslinger, is locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim (Matthew McConaughey), also known as the Man in Black. The Gunslinger must prevent the Man in Black from toppling the Dark Tower, the key that holds the universe together. With the fate of worlds at stake, two men collide in the ultimate battle between good and evil.

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Dee Wallace Joins Indie ‘DEAD afterlife’

bloody disgusting - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 12:23

Horror legend Dee Wallace (E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Cujo) has joined the cast of DEAD afterlife, Bloody Disgusting learned.

She is joining an ensemble of horror icons including Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, Weird Science), Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th, Hatchet), and Bill Oberst Jr. (Scream Queens, Criminal Minds).

Imagine watching your own funeral as a ghost and then the unthinkable happens, your undead body climbs out of your coffin and starts killing and eating your friends and family. Pharmaceutical Scientist, Donald Conlee faces this conundrum after he’s murdered and is administered his own “Awake”, super drug. His death was only the beginning of his problems. The Gatekeeper has given Donald a time limit to return his Zombie-self to the ground, or else his soul can never gain entrance into Heaven. To complicate matters, he finds out that his murderer is at the funeral and his girlfriend is in grave danger. How can a couple of disgruntle gravediggers and a hearse driver help Donald’s lost soul find the way? Or maybe the real question is how can the spirit world defeat the living dead?

Also starring are David Gere (Almost Mercy, The Find), Andy Gates (The Blessed Ones, Garden Party Massacre), David Vescio (Hick, Wolf Mother), Mindy Robinson (King of the Nerds, Check Point), WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Diamond Dallas Page (Devil’s Rejects, Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horror), and introducing Professional Wrestling Legend, The Universal Hearthrob, Austin Idol (current manager of National Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Champion, Nick Aldis).

Artsploitation Film’s Michael Joy has written the script for DEAD afterlife described as Night of the Living Dead meets Heaven Can Wait.

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Meagan Shares Her Picks For 10 Best Horror Moments of 2017

bloody disgusting - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 12:01

*Keep up with our ongoing end of the year coverage here*

Horror has had a tremendous year, especially when it comes to box office success. While horror has always been a healthy, profitable genre of film, the massive box office victories from just Get Out and IT alone have really made the general public take notice. It’s not just the mainstream triumphs of horror that’s worth celebrating, but also the simple fact that 2017 ushered in a ridiculous amount of great horror movies. From major theatrical releases to smaller, independent offerings, 2017 has made it extremely difficult to narrow down the best horror films of the year. Instead, let’s look back at horror’s best moments of the year. Warning; there will be some spoilers, but I’ll keep them out of titles and images so you can skip them. From explosive scenes of brutality or overwhelming surprises of fan service, here are horror’s 10 best moments of 2017:

Split – The Final Scene

After a string of not so well received films, M. Night Shyamalan revitalized his career by teaming up with Blumhouse Productions, a production company with an uncanny ability to take a low budget horror film and make massive profits. This also happened to be the case with Split, released in January, a month known as a sort of wasteland for theatrical releases.  Casting James McAvoy as lead antagonist Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man suffering dissociative identity disorder with 23 distinct personalities, was a stroke of genius. McAvoy’s performance was worth the price of admission. But even if you were feeling lukewarm on the film, it was the final scene after the narrative wrapped that landed one of horror’s biggest surprises of the year: Bruce Willis reprising his role as David Dunn from Unbreakable.  Shyamalan just unleashed a secret sequel to his hit from 2000, and none of us knew until the final reel. Brilliant.

Get Out – The Police Lights

There are so many great moments in Jordan Peele’s directorial debut that it’s tough to hone in on just one. The imagery, the symbolism, and the amazing cast made for one of the year’s best films. Catherine Keener’s Missy sending Daniel Kaluuya’s Chris to the Sunken Place was a tough contender, as were any of Betty Gabriel’s scenes as the tortured Georgina. Throughout all of them, the audience remained in enraptured silence, a rarity for the theater-going experience these days. It wasn’t until Chris gained the upper hand over his treacherous girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) that hope deflated the moment the police lights started flashing on the quiet road. That is, until Lil Rel Howery’s Rod emerges, along with the reveal that it wasn’t the police but a TSA patrol car. It was the moment the audience erupted in cheers, receiving the most cathartic ending possible for both viewers and Chris. It wasn’t Peele’s original ending, but I’m so glad this was the one he ultimately went with.

Better Watch Out – Home Aloned

Chris Peckover’s demented Christmas set home invasion film never takes the expected route, a sort of rarity in the sub-genre. In fact, there’s a point in the story where the entire set up, in which teen Ashley babysits 12-year old Luke only to find themselves victims of intruders, is completely yanked out from under the viewer. From there, it gets extremely dark and twisted. While Levi Miller and Olivia DeJonge’s performances as Luke and Ashley, respectively, would warrant them award nominations in any other context, it’s the scene in which the film Home Alone becomes a verb. Spoiler: The scene where Luke tries to demonstrate how Kevin McCallister’s booby trap involving a swinging paint can would really work in real life makes for one of the most shocking, memorably violent scenes of the year.

Cult of Chucky – That Exclusive Blu-ray Post Credit Scene

Don Mancini’s latest in the franchise dropped on Netflix in October, which is likely where most people caught up on what happened to Nica after the events of Curse of Chucky. The Netflix version still offered that fun reunion of sorts, bringing Nica, Chucky, Tiffany, and Andy Barclay together in one bold sequel. But watching it on Netflix meant missing out on a lot of great gore. Most importantly, it meant missing out on one of the biggest surprises of fan service of the year. The post credit scene, offered exclusively for home release, brought one more important franchise character back into the mix; Christine Elise’s Kyle from Child’s Play 2.When things seemed dire for Barclay, Kyle brought a thrilling beacon of light. The continuity is fantastic, but even more exciting is the prospect of seeing more of a beloved character I’d never thought I’d see again. Well done, Mancini.

Victor Crowley – Adam Green Pulls a Fast One

In August, a special anniversary screening was held to celebrate the 10th year of director Adam Green’s slasher Hatchet. The swamp-dwelling killer, played by fan favorite Kane Hodder, met his final end in Hatchet III, where Green announced he’d finished with this particular franchise, much to the dismay of a rather fervent fan base. Yet it was George A. Romero that convinced Green that Crowley wasn’t finished. Somehow, Green managed to pull off an incredibly difficult secret to maintain, working on a new sequel in the series. For the lucky fans that thought they were seeing an anniversary showing of the original Hatchet were the first to lay eyes on Victor Crowley, instead, with the cast and crew in attendance.  That no one knew or suspected the sequel was in the works made for one of the best, most memorable moments in horror this year.

IT – Rock Fight

There’s so much that made IT such a monstrous hit at the box office. Bill Skarsgard’s take on Pennywise surely inspired a new generation of coulrophobics, and the various ways in which It terrified its child prey was the stuff of nightmares. What really made Andy Muschietti’s adaptation of Stephen King’s beloved novel, though, were the Losers Club and the actors who portrayed them. While Pennywise handled all of the scares, it was the main core of kids that really made you care. So in a film full of standout, chilling scenes, it’s the rock-throwing showdown between Henry Bowers and his bully gang versus the Losers Club. Why? Not only is it ridiculously satisfying to see the group pay Bowers back, but it’s the first time the group becomes whole. It’s not only a major bonding incident, but a crucial practice run for working together to defeat Pennywise.

Annabelle: Creation – Setting up the True Dark Universe

This summer brought a prequel/sequel to less than well-received spinoff of The Conjuring, Annabelle. Luckily, with David F. Sandberg at the helm, this prequel far surpassed its predecessor in terms of quality, story, and scares. Oh, so many scares. As fun and as terrifying as this entry is, it’s the small scene where Sister Charlotte (Stephanie Sigman) shows Samuel (Anthony LaPaglia) a photo of her and her fellow nuns at her old convent. Samuel points out a fifth, creepy nun that Sister Charlotte hasn’t seen before. That nun, of course, is the very same one from The Conjuring 2, in a set up for the upcoming spinoff. This small nod is hugely significant, because this is the precise moment where it hits home that The Conjuring universe is the exact Marvel-like equivalent in horror that the Dark Universe was hoping to achieve, starting with The Mummy.

Gerald’s Game – That Cringe-Inducing Scene

Whether you loved or hated the epilogue at the end of Mike Flanagan’s adaptation of the “unfilmable” Stephen King novel, there’s no denying that you’ll ever forget that scene once you see it. There are a number of creepy moments, especially thanks to Carel Struycken’s Moonlight Man. But the scene that steals the entire show is that in which Carla Gugino’s Jesse uses broken glass to cut deep into her wrist, use her own blood to lubricate, and slowly pull her hand free from the handcuffs, skin and all. The slow, excruciating peeling of her skin, in a brutal de-gloving, was enough to cause actual fainting during its premiere at Fantastic Fest, in Austin, TX.

The Devil’s Candy – Jesse Takes Zooey to School

In a year of insane moments of gore and scares, the moment in which Jesse (Ethan Embry) drives his daughter Zooey (Kiara Glasco) to school, bonding over metal the entire way, seems like a rather bland scene. It is, and it isn’t. It doesn’t offer much in the way of anything remotely shocking, but it does manage to achieve something that most films don’t bother with much; character development. The relationship between father and daughter in director Sean Byrne’s highly anticipated follow up to The Loved Ones was so relatable and endearing that it made you completely invested in their plight. Jesse and Zooey bonding over a mutual love of heavy metal was affectious, but more importantly, it made the stakes extremely high.

Raw – Bikini Wax from Hell

Julia Ducournau delivered one powerhouse debut with her coming of age cannibal tale. Part body horror, part cannibal horror, and all parts awkward journey into self-discovery, Justine’s first semester in veterinary school is one I wouldn’t wish upon anyone. After breaking her lifelong vegetarianism in a hazing ritual, Justine’s hunger for meat becomes insatiable. But the most memorable moment in her story comes when her older sister Alexia attempts to give her a bikini wax. When the wax gets stuck on Justine’s skin, Alexia wants to try and cut it off with sharp scissors. Justine’s flight or fight kicks in, literally, knocking Alexia over, causing her to accidentally cut off her own finger in the process. Alexia faints at the sight. Justine does the proper thing by calling an ambulance, but then hunger takes over and poor Alexia is left without a finger to reattach at the hospital. It’s twisted and shocking, and handled with a wry sense of humor that makes this scene one for the ages.

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Wesley Snipes Would Still Love To Play Blade In a Reboot

Dread Central - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 12:00

I’m looking forward to the day when it is inevitably announced that Marvel will be rebooting the Blade film series. I think there are top actors who could take on the role with gusto.

Such as Idris Elba, Get Out‘s Daniel Kaluuya and a handful of others.

But it seems that original Blade, Wesley Snipes thinks that there is one and only one actor who can play the part of the daywalker. And that man is Wesley Snipes.

When anyone asks “Who could be the next Blade?”

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Sneaks at ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ and ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’

bloody disgusting - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 11:41

Universal Pictures shared with Empire Magazine a new image from J. A. Bayona‘s (A Monster Calls) Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, in theaters June 22, 2018.

Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are returning for the sequel, which also stars Jeff Goldblum, along with Justice Smith, James Cromwell, and Toby Jones.

“With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful franchises in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before.”

John Boyega stars as the son of Idris Elba’s Pacific Rim character in Steven S. DeKnight’s Pacific Rim Uprising, headed our way in early 2018.

In the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s film, arriving March 23, 2018“The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prelude to the all-out assault on humanity in Pacific Rim Uprising.

John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous “Kaiju.” Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy by his estranged sister, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi)—who is leading a brave new generation of pilots that have grown up in the shadow of war. As they seek justice for the fallen, their only hope is to unite together in a global uprising against the forces of extinction.

Jake is joined by gifted rival pilot Lambert (The Fate of the Furious‘ Scott Eastwood) and 15-year-old Jaeger hacker Amara (newcomer Cailee Spaeny), as the heroes of the PPDC become the only family he has left. Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they will set course for a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale.”

Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Jing Tian, Levi Meaden, and Adria Arjona also star.

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‘The New Mutants’ Are In Peril In Latest Photo

bloody disgusting - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 11:03

Director Josh Boone promised right out of the gate that The New Mutants was going to be a full-on horror movie, and the trailer indicated that he wasn’t lying about that.

In the film, “five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.”

USA Today shared a new image from the film that displays the cast of Henry Zaga as Roberto da Costa a.k.a Sunspot, a mutant with the ability to absorb and channel solar power; Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar, the Native American telepath also known as “Mirage”; Alice Braga as Dr. Cecilia Reyes, a medical doctor who has the ability to generate a protective bio-field around herself but also has more going on than she lets on; Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin, also known as Magik, who uses teleportation; Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie, a.k.a. Cannonball; and Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair, a.k.a. Wolfsbane, who can turn into a wolf.

Boone directed from a script he co-wrote with Knate Lee.

The New Mutants will arrive on April 13, 2018.

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Channel Zero: Butcher’s Block Gets 4 All-New Creepy Teasers

Dread Central - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 11:00

The third season of Syfy’s “Channel Zero” anthology series is subtitled “Butcher’s Block” and will premiere in early 2018. We’ve already shared a teaser and a poster for the new season.

You can see both of those HERE in case you missed them.

Today we have four all-new teaser trailers for the new season, and you can check them all out below, and then let us know what you think!

I’m up for the new season as I ended up loving the first season “Candle Cove.” I was a bit lukewarm on the second season, but I’m totally up for more Creepypasta-inspired madness.

Bring it on.

The new season is inspired by Kerry Hammond’s creepypasta “Search and Rescue Woods,” and series creator Nick Antosca returns as executive producer, showrunner, and writer for the third installment alongside executive producer Max Landis with UCP as the studio.

Arkasha Stevenson directs the new season, which stars Olivia Luccardi, Holland Roden, Brandon Scott, Krisha Fairchild, and Rutger Hauer.

“Channel Zero: Butcher’s Block,” tells the story of a young woman named Alice (Olivia Luccardi, It Follows). who moves to a new city and learns about a series of disappearances that may be connected to a baffling rumor about mysterious staircases in the city’s worst neighborhoods. With help from her sister, they discover that something is preying on the city’s residents.

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Christina Hendricks Hears ‘Strangers’ At Her Door

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Here’s a new sneak peak photo from Aviron Pictures’ The Strangers: Prey at Night, in theaters on March 9, 2018.

The franchise reboot of Bryan Bertino’s cult classic The Strangers follows the infamous slasher trio of Dollface, Pin-Up Girl, and the Man in the Mask as they stalk their victims in a mobile home park. The photo, courtesy of USA Today, shows the star of the hotly anticipated next installment, “Mad Men’s” Christina Hendricks.

Director Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) is proving to have a uniquely talented eye for staging cool sequences as The Strangers: Prey at Night looks downright entertaining, a complete juxtapose of Bertino’s predecessor.

In the film, “A family’s road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family’s every limit as they struggle to survive.”

Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, Lewis Pullman, and Martin Henderson star, with Emma Bellomy as DOLLFACE, Lea Enslin as PIN-UP GIRL, and Damian Maffei as the MAN IN THE MASK.

Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) directed. Bertino and Ben Ketai wrote the script.

Watch the first trailer here!

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New Shot of Helen Mirren As Sarah ‘Winchester’

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From every room in the house…they’re watching you.

CBS Films is teasing next year’s slate with a new look at Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built, spooking theaters on February 2, 2018.

The image, from USA Today, displays Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren as firearm heiress Sarah Winchester. Based on a true story, Winchester spent decades using her fortune to expand upon her home, and no one is quite sure why. The most common belief? She was cursed by spirits who demanded she never stop building. Jason Clarke, Sarah Snook, and Angus Sampson also star.

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“On an isolated stretch of land 50 miles outside of San Francisco sits the most haunted house in the world. Built by Sarah Winchester, (Mirren) heiress to the Winchester fortune, it is a house that knows no end. Constructed in an incessant twenty-four hour a day, seven day a week mania for decades, it stands seven stories tall and contains hundreds of rooms. To the outsider, it looks like a monstrous monument to a disturbed woman’s madness. But Sarah is not building for herself, for her niece (Sarah Snook) or for the brilliant Doctor Eric Price (Clarke) whom she has summoned to the house. She is building a prison, an asylum for hundreds of vengeful ghosts, and the most terrifying among them have a score to settle with the Winchesters…”

Michael and Peter Spierig (Daybreakers, Predestination, SAW: Legacy) directed.

Check out the official trailer debut here.

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