When four family members move into a remote English country estate, danger looms when they learn about the original owner’s unhallowed past.
Witness the aftermath of a demonic ritual when Altar arrives on DVD and Digital HD February 17 from Cinedigm and Great Point Media.
Check out this exclusive clip from Nick Willing’ Satanic tale full of ghostly torture and sorcery that’s headlined by Matthew Modine (Full Metal Jacket, Married to the Mob), Olivia Williams (“Manhattan,” The Sixth Sense) and Antonia Clarke (Les Misérables, The Thirteenth Tale).
Altar, filmed in the brooding moors of Yorkshire, England in early 2014, “Follows a family, who moves into a timeworn, dilapidated country mansion in order to restore its former splendor. But, in the process, they awaken the ghosts of the house’s original inhabitants whose curse still looms darkly over the haunted estate. What follows is a hair-raising ordeal of spectral apparitions and demonic possession that threatens to destroy the lives of the desperate protagonists in this early realm and beyond.“
VCR Records has announced that they will be releasing the soundtrack to the 2009 thriller/horror Deadgirl on 12″ vinyl. There are no details yet, such as artwork or release date but their website has teased the release.
The score was composed by Joseph Bauer, who also composed horror films such as Brutal, The Blackwater Valley Exorcism, and Hoboken Hollow. Samples of Deadgirl can be heard through Bauer’s website.
Deadgirl, which starred Shiloh Fernandez, Noah Segan, Candice Accola, and Eric Podnar, follows, “…two teenage friends (Fernandez and Segan) who find a naked woman in an abandoned mental hospital.”
Head below for the trailer.
By Brady Steele / twitter: @mrbradysteele. ‘The Nuclear Man’ finally arrives in Central City. Not only that, Barry Allen’s love life and Flash duties almost exploded everywhere too. This is one episode that slid more into the mushy side of episode TV, with everyone who even remotely has potential for love had their moments. Not to fear, though: there was still a decent amount of action and energy to keep the action flowing.
I’m not sure if the creative team making shows like this purposely try to tie in their episodes into seasonal holidays or events but dang, they were NOT subtle about Valentine’s Day being around the corner. Barry (Grant Gustin) is going on his first date (Again? I thought he did that at the end of last week) with Linda Park (Malese Jow). I have to give a tip of my silver hat (Flash fans know who’s hat I’m using) to the writers of this character so far. She is exactly how I remember Linda being in the comics: strong, independent and smart. She is no cookie-cutter girlfriend and that’s pitch perfect.
Everyone seems to get their tender moments on screen this week too: Ronnie (Robbie Amell) and Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) have a really bizarre reunion (it’s him but not ALL of him) and Professor Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and his wife Clarissa (Isabella Hofmann) somehow kind of reconnect. Even Detective Joe West (Jesse L. Martin) meets a cougar (Chase Masterson) while investigating Nora Allen’s cold case. Again, Iris (Candice Patton) is left floating around the background, unsure if she’s actually happy that Barry is no longer crushing on her. Needless to say, there’s plenty of mushy stuff this time out of the blocks.
Thankfully, there’s also a good amount of action. The Flash saves a jumper (“…on the corner of 52nd & Waid”, DC Comics wink) whilst on a date. Flash and Firestorm tussle and our Scarlett Speedster is taken off of his element (aka his feet) and for a fly-by. The visuals of Firestorm are improving and the addition of the gizmo to separate the two men was a nice nod to the character’s unique costume roots. The Ronnie-as-Stein moments are done quite nicely by Robbie Amell. He’s playing the two characters at the same time which cannot be easy but when Stein is talking, you can definitely tell it’s not Ronnie. There are some cool time travel CSI moments with Cisco (Carlos Valdes) too.
The hooks at the end of the episodes are really good at keeping my attention as to what’s coming next week. That plus the cliff hanger ending plus General Eiling (Clancy Brown) just barking “Get me Firestorm!” gives me an idea of what kind of episode the next one will be without explicitly telling viewers. While a little too sappy this week, I’m still eager to see what happens when I tune in next week.
From a successful Kickstarter less than a year ago, to toy stores across the country, Warpo is thrilled to announce the “Legends of Cthulhu” retro action figure line releases today.
“Legends of Cthulhu” are the first action figures based on the world of H.P. Lovecraft, and include ‘The Deep One,’ ‘The Professor,’ ‘The Cultist,’ and the ‘Spawn of Cthulhu’ himself, each a 3.75”, retro-styled action figure, sold separately (MSRP $19.99).
With artisan craftsmanship and detailed Method Manufacturing, “Legends of Cthulhu” figures stand easily alongside vintage action figure collections. To ensure an authentic retro look and feel, Warpo enlisted sculptor Eddy Mosqueda (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Masters of the Universe”), and artist Ken Kelly (“Micronauts,” “Manglor Mountain,” KISS’ Destroyer album cover), both pioneers of the look and feel of beloved action figures from the 1970s and 1980s, to work with them to develop Legends of Cthulhu.
“Legends of Cthulhu” retro action figures are available at BigBadToyStore, in comic book stores, and in toy and hobby shops nationwide.
Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment brand, will release the action thriller Roadside on DVD and Digital HD April 14th, 2015.
Written and directed by Eric England (Madison County, Contracted), the film stars Ace Marrero (“Scorpion,” “Body of Proof”), Katie Stegeman (Madison County, Contracted), Lionel D. Carson (“The Unit”), and Jack E. Curenton (“Tim and Eric Awesome Show”).
“Roadside tells the story of Dan and Mindy Summers, who are on a road trip along a desolate mountain highway. When Dan is forced to exit the SUV to remove a dead tree blocking their path, their journey takes a turn. They suddenly find themselves held hostage on the side of the road and trapped in their car by a mysterious gunman. They must fight for their lives in a sadistic game of cat and mouse set against a backdrop of numbing cold, pitch darkness, and raw terror. Roadside drips with suspense until the very last frame.“
Thanks to Bloody regular Fabien M. we have an international trailer and poster for Academy award winner Alejandro Amenábar’s (The Sea Inside, The Others) Regression, although the trailer isn’t in English (but if you look closely you’ll see the Reaper from Bogus Journey!).
Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke (Before Midnight, Training Day) and Emma Watson (Noah, Harry Potter) star in the film that looks to be heavily based around a cult. Regression sees the return of Amenábar to genre, where he previously had great success with Dimension Films’ The Others, which grossed over $200 million worldwide.
“Minnesota, 1990. Detective Bruce Kenner (Ethan Hawke) investigates the case of young Angela (Emma Watson), who accuses her father, John Gray (David Dencik), of an unspeakable crime. When John unexpectedly and without recollection admits guilt, renowned psychologist Dr. Raines (David Thewlis) is brought in to help him relive his memories and what they discover unmasks a horrifying nationwide mystery.”
Regression also stars David Thewlis (The Fifth Estate, Harry Potter), David Dencik (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo) , Dale Dickey (Winter´s Bone, True Blood), Lothaire Bluteau (The Tudors) and Devon Bostick (Diary of a Wimpy Kid).
TWC-Dimension will distribute the film in the United States.
Poster source: Sensacine
While Lionsgate already has heard The Voices (review), a genre film starring Amityville Horror‘s Ryan Reynolds, Arrow Films will release in the UK on March 20.
We now have a UK poster (courtesy of Empire) to go along with the trailer for the horror film directed by Marjane Satrapi, and also starring Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick and Jacki Weaver.
My personal thoughts on the horror comedy is that it reminds me of the old Lionsgate days, meaning that it’s a film destined for home video, and that it’s a good Friday night “what should we watch?” kind of film. It’s neither good nor bad, but will ultimately fill a bland evening without regrets.
“‘The Voices’ centers around Jerry Hickfang (Reynolds), a lovable but disturbed factory worker who yearns for attention from a woman in accounting. When their relationship takes a sudden, murderous turn, Jerry’s evil talking cat and benevolent talking dog lead him down a fantastical path where he ultimately finds salvation.“
Today brings the third entry into our exclusive weekly series of teasing the upcoming My Enemies & I EP Sick World, which comes out March 10th!
For this week’s clip, we’re teasing the track “Fragile Bones”, which has a desperation about it, the lyrics claiming, “Don’t say you know what it feels like!” as the guitars roar and the drums pulsate behind, driving everything forward.
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Reviewed Katy Rex. ‘A Sin To Err’ is all about Peggy running from her employers, labeled a traitor by the men she works beside every day. While the A story is compelling, this episode is so much more. The B story is just as engaging as the main plot, and if you weren’t already hooked on Dottie, you are now.
Because this series only has 8 episodes that are confirmed for this season, it’s a little worrying how much is going on. One thing must be said: Marvel is giving us more than what we wanted from this show. If you’re here to watch Agent Peggy Carter take no shit from anyone and beat up the world with her bare fists while keeping her lipstick flawless, this is your episode.
The psychiatrist from last episode, who worked as a sort of emotional assistant to the engineer for Leviathan, factors heavily into this episode. At the beginning we discover that he and Dottie go way back; at his original recruitment, Dottie stood watch, and even murdered a man for wanting to go home to his family. He’s invested in helping the Strategic Scientific Reserve foil Leviathan– something about this show calls for language like “foil,” the nostalgia is more specific than even the era, it’s specific to the comic books of the forties and fifties.
However, he’s still a psychiatrist first and foremost, so who can blame him for trying to shrink Chief Dooley’s head a little? He also, delightfully, points out that often a female operative is underestimated, more able to fly under the radar, a point that seems to be lost on Dooley and might account for why women keep getting the jump on him. What we would learn if we listened to those around us, right?
Personally, I was pretty into Dottie’s performance from last week, where she was all big eyes and questions about where to go in the Big City, but this week she outdoes herself. Showing up in a lecherous dentist’s office on the auspices of an interview, Dottie waits until the dentist says something pervy about “going the extra mile” and puts his hand on her knee, which gives her the perfect opportunity to kill the fuck out of him with his own dental instruments.
The way the women blatantly punch their opponents, instead of using a projectile to compensate for their size/upper body strength, or outwitting their opponent is something to adore about “Marvel’s Agent Carter.” Dottie kicks this guy’s ass because she is a trained assassin, she has worked hard to be able to do this, and honestly he pokes teeth for a living; how strong can he even be?
I mention these side plots first, because of their crucial connection: with the dentist out of the way, Dottie can take advantage of his window, conveniently located across from Chief Dooley’s office. At first, her sniper rifle is sending the viewer a pretty clear message of what she’ll do with a clear view of the psychiatrist, but even that is not what it seems, as the psychiatrist transmits a message to her in morse: “Need more time to get item. New directive: kill Peggy Carter.” And now that it’s established that our friendly doctor is not what he seems, it’s time for him to turn to Dooley and attempt to hypnotize him. Like I said, straight out of a comic book.
All of this is happening alongside the main plot, which is ostensibly Peggy and Jarvis hunting down the Russian spy (Dottie) that Stark may once have dated, which lends itself to some pretty delightful slapstick- emphasis on slap- when Stark’s numerous exes speak to Jarvis. For the “main plot,” though, it was far from the most exciting or engaging part of this episode. That award has to go to Angie, for the scene in her apartment with the gentlemen of the SSR.
Discovered by her colleagues, Peggy has to go into hiding, but before she blows town she has to retrieve Steve’s blood from her secret stash in her room. This is, of course, the first place the SSR will look for her, which leads to the scene you’ve undoubtedly seen in all the previews and teasers for this episode; Peggy, perched precariously on the ledge to her apartment building, while the Strategic Scientific Reserve tosses her apartment. One thing leads to another, Angie discovers Peggy on the ledge, and has seconds to compose herself and decide what to do when the SSR starts to bang down her door.
And then the best thing happens, the best part of this show so far (and I love this show, so that’s saying a lot): Angie covers for Peggy. That’s what friends do. And she covers for Peggy by crying into Agent Chad Michael Murray’s chest about her grandmother: “What’s your grandmother’s name?” All the men in the room are visibly uncomfortable, because, y’know, women and tears. Agent Chad Michael Murray is so uncomfortable that he accidentally lets slip that he calls his grandmother “Gam Gam,” and I’m honestly a little unclear on what happened next because I was in tears– of the laughing variety. That was delightful.
With only two episodes left, how can they wrap this up? I know they’re open to a second season, but if we don’t get one, I might cry. If I cry in front of the right men, do you think that will get us our second season?
—Katy Rex writes comics analysis at endoftheuniversecomics.com, comicsbulletin.com, and bloody-disgusting.com. She also writes scholarly articles for various academic journals. She really likes butt jokes, dinosaurs, and killing psychos and midgets in Borderlands 2. She has a great sense of humor if you’re not an asshole. Twitter: @eotucomics Tumblr: katy-rex.tumblr.com Instagram: @katy_rex Email: email@example.com
Now, we all get to mosh together to the festival trailer that’s quite possibly one of the best we’ve ever seen. Watch the blood flow in a heavy metal montage that’s filled with decapitations, spinal cord removals and a shot of a demon getting slapped in the face with a dildo.
Directed by Jason Lei Howden, the trailer for Deathgasm is already a cult classic. How will the movie be? It’s gonna be epic…
Here’s the plot crunch: “New kid in town Brodie and bad-boy Zakk quickly bond over their mutual admiration of heavy metal. But when these two metal thrashing losers unwittingly summon malevolent forces, their dreams of stardom may just have to be put on hold.“
It stars Milo Cawthorne (Blood Punch), James Blake, Kimberley Crossman, and Stephen Ure.
Chances are, if you have any interest in Dying Light, you probably have your copy by now. I found it to be a mostly great horror game that’s held back by many of the same issues that plagued Dead Island, such as an uninspired story and a world that’s populated by eerily animatronic NPCs who sometimes manage to be more unnerving than the actual monsters.
Video games are complex things, and the same goes for the people who play them. No one will ever be able to satisfy everyone, so there’s nothing wrong with a developer that chooses to focus on making a game that’s fun to play over constructing something with a compelling narrative, or realistic characters.
The Last of Us took the opposite approach by constructing a gritty world with a memorable story and cast of characters, the Silent Hill series built its following by being exceedingly creative with its monsters and music, among other things — the list goes on.
So what attracts you to the games you play, and perhaps more importantly, what keeps you invested in them long after their release?
Is it an engrossing story, an endlessly replayable multiplayer, the promise of must-have DLC, a world that’s rich with stunning visuals, what? Your answer doesn’t even need to be exclusive to the horror genre, though I would love to hear what you look for specifically when you’re searching for that spooky scary fix.
Playing as part of the SXSW Midnighters announced earlier today is Ted Geoghegan’s debut feature, We Are Still Here, which stars everyone’s favorite Barbara Crampton Re-Animator, You’re Next), as well as Andrew Sensenig (Upstream Color), Lisa Marie (Ed Wood), and Larry Fessenden (I Sell the Dead).
Dark Sky Films has released a trailer that delivers on all front: blood, scares and creature effects. This one looks awesome!
“In the cold, winter fields of New England, there sits a house that wakes up every 30 years and demands a sacrifice.”
Drafthouse Films has released the official one-sheet for the phenomenal Spring, the stunning new genre-defying supernatural love story from directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Resolution, V/H/S: Viral), opening in U.S. theaters (through Drafthouse) and on VOD (through Filmbuff) March 20th.
“Evan (Lou Taylor Pucci, ‘Evil Dead,’ ‘Thumbsucker’) is a young American fleeing to Europe to escape his past. While backpacking along the Italian coast, everything changes during a stop at an idyllic Italian village, where he meets and instantly connects with the enchanting and mysterious Louise. A flirtatious romance begins to bloom between the two – however, Evan soon realizes that Louise has been harboring a monstrous, primordial secret that puts both their relationship and their lives in jeopardy.“
With the 31 crowd-funding campaign relaunched, director Rob Zombie is officially location scouting the Halloween-themed slasher.
You can watch the video below that takes oyu behind-the-scenes of the planned shoot, which begins this spring.
“31 follows five carnival workers who are kidnapped the night before Halloween and held hostage in a large secret compound known as Murder World.
Once there, they have 12 hours to survive a terrifying game called 31 in which ‘The Heads’- murderous maniacs dressed as clowns – are released to hunt them down and kill them.”
Bloody Disgusting landed this NSFW clip from Anchor Bay’s upcoming old-school horror/slasher, Muck, starring horror legend Kane Hodder and a lot of scantily clad women.
Muck opens in limited theatrical release on Friday, March 13th, then arrives on Blu-ray & DVD on March 17th.
The clip itself is scene with Noah (Bryce Draper) running up to a house to rescue his friends, only to watch his girlfriend (Stephanie Danielson) being thrown out a window naked after being brutally attacked.
“This throwback horror film just raised the hacked-up bar: Horror legend Kane Hodder and Playboy Playmate of the Year 2012, Jaclyn Swedberg star in this scary, sexy, indie shocker that joins a group of friends just as they emerge from the thick, murky darkness of the marshes tattered, bloody, and lucky to be alive. But they will soon find out that the lucky ones are already dead. Muck is packed with old-school gore effects and brutal stunts, without any CGI or apologies. Lachlan Buchanan (“Pretty Little Liars”) co-stars in writer/director Steve Wolsh’s searing directorial debut that unfolds like a blood-stained love letter to horror fanatics everywhere!”
The internet has become a powerful voice for fans that execs listen to. The newly announced Deadpool movie, as well as Spider-Man shifting into Marvel’s hands prove this point.
A month or so back District 9 and Elysium director Neill Blomkamp shared some insanely cool concept art from his Alien movie pitch, which at the time was nothing more than a pipe dream. Now, the director who has become close with Sigourney Weaver (she also stars in his upcoming Chappie) could be gaining legit momentum to go into battle against a legion of Xenomorphs.
“There was a reason,” he telles Collider in response to being asked about the aforementioned art. “I wanted to make that film. I still may make that film. [Laughs] It may happen. But I did it on my own time. Like when ‘Chappie’ was winding down in post and I had available time, I started to work on it. It was also from talking to Sigourney [Weaver] during the making of this. I mean, I asked her about ‘Alien’ all the time.
” ‘Alien’ and ‘Aliens’ are my favorite films,” he adds. “So I genuinely wanted to make that film, I came up with the story, I came up with way more art than I put out and I never officially spoke to Fox about it, but Fox wanted to make it. So, I kind of touched on it and I didn’t know what to do, and I didn’t know if I was just gonna go leave directing for a whole bunch of time and then I was like, ‘I might as well put some art out.’ But I may make it. I don’t know. That’s where it stands.”
The most exciting thing is his relationship with Weaver, who has always been very open about her willingness to return to “finish what she started” by destroying the Xeno home planet. I want to see that movie, badly.
Still, what I love about all of this is that, back in 2013, I begged FOX to hire Blomkamp for a new Alien film. It looks like my wish may come true. How do you guys feel about it? I mean, all of his movies are soaked in Alien references, straight down to sound design and shot selection….
Check out a bunch of his Alien concept art here.
Owen Egerton, who is both an author and filmmaker, is set to get behind the camera for Follow, starring the great Noah Segan (pictured; Looper, Deadgirl), as well as Don Most and Southern Longoria.
Based on “How Best to Avoid Dying,” “In this devilishly clever collection of short fiction, renowned humorist Owen Egerton leads us on a wildly surprising, darkly comic, and often heart-wrenching ride into the terrible beauty of life’s end. With razor wit and compassionate insight, Egerton has a crafted a work that brilliantly explores the pain and wonders of life knowing that with the turn of any corner death could be panhandling for your soul.”
“Happy to announce that this spring I’ll be directing my first feature film – FOLLOW,” Egerton said on Facebook. “Follow is a psychological horror set in Austin. I wrote the script based on two stories from my collection ‘How Best to Avoid Dying’. The cast includes Noah Segan, Don Most, and Southern Longoria. I’m teaming up with producers Seth Caplan, Chris Colbert and executive producer Tim League. Thanks for all the enthusiasm!”
DreamWorks has pre-emptively purchased an original ghost-story pitch from Carter Blanchard, the scribe who most recently rewrote what is the shooting draft of Independence Day 2, says Deadline.
The site explains that the pitch is best described as a full-on ghost story rooted in classic Amblin storytelling.
Madhouse Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner will produce with partner Robyn Meisinger and Madhouse’s Ryan Cunningham serving as executive producers.
Blanchard previously sold his time-travel story Glimmer to the studio in a heated bidding war.
A series of grisly small town murders erupts into a supernatural revenge tale in Cold Moon, a horror thriller that begins shooting this month in Louisiana.
It stars Josh Stewart (Interstellar, The Collector, The Collection), three-time Emmy winner Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Robby Kay (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Academy Award nominee Candy Clark (Zodiac), Frank Whaley (Pulp Fiction), Rachel Brooke Smith (A Matter of Time), Laura Cayouette (Django Unchained) and introduces Sarah Catherine.
From the writer of Beetlejuice and The Nightmare Before Christmas, Cold Moon is a chilling tale that takes place in tiny Babylon, Florida, where Evelyn Larkin’s (CANDY CLARK) granddaughter, Margaret (SARAH CATHERINE) is brutally murdered by a mysterious assailant, her body sunk into the black waters of the Styx River – the river where her parents disappeared from their boat ten years earlier. Evelyn is convinced that the murderer is Nathan Redfield (JOSH STEWART), a duplicitous banker, but Nathan, and his wealthy father (CHRISTOPHER LLOYD) own the town, and with secrets of his own, Nathan’s not about to let Sheriff Ted Hale (FRANK (WHALEY) find the real killer. Meanwhile, Nathan’s budding romance with the Sheriff’s comely daughter, Belinda (RACHEL BROOKE SMITH), takes a back seat as Nathan begins to see awful specters hell bent on vengeance, ready to dole out nightmarish deaths to everyone responsible for their departure.
Griff Furst (Mask Maker, Swamp Shark) directs from a script he wrote with Jack Snyder, based on the novel Cold Moon Over Babylon by two-time Hugo Award-nominated novelist and screenwriter Michael McDowell (Beetlejuice). Furst produces under his Curmudgeon Films banner. Furst’s brother, Nathan, is composing the music. Pixel Magic is handling FX.
The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival revealed the highly anticipated features in the Midnighters section, as well as the complete short film lineup, which will debut at this year’s Festival from March 13 – 21, 2015 in Austin, Texas.
Entering its 22nd year, the SXSW Midnighters section is always a favorite with SXSW audiences who relish in the weird, electrifying and sometimes, downright terrifying. Featuring 11 genre films, including nine World Premieres, 2015’s Midnighter slate includes thrillers, sci-fi and dark comedies from a mix of new and veteran filmmakers. These 11 Midnighters are included in the 145 total features screening at SXSW Film 2015.
“Creepy, clever, engrossing, and frightening are just a few words that come to mind when I think about this year’s SXSW Midnighters lineup,” said SXSW Producer & Senior Programmer Jarod Neece. “These nine World Premieres and two Festival Favorites are helmed by five, first-time filmmakers and several SXSW alumni. We will be screening four films a night at midnight during all nine days of SXSW, and we can’t wait to unleash them on the SXSW audiences!”
Scary, funny, sexy, controversial – provocative after-dark features for night owls and the terminally curious
The Corpse of Anna Fritz (Spain)
Director: Hèctor Hernández Vicens, Screenwriters: Hèctor Hernándes Vicens, Isaac P. Creus
Anna Fritz, a famous and beautiful actress, has died recently. Three young men sneak into the morgue to see her naked. Fascinated by her beauty, they decide to become the last people to have sex with her. Cast: Alba Ribas, Cristian Valencia, Bernat Saumell, Albert Carbó