Earlier we shared the first ever image of Olivia Wilde in Relativity Studios’ newly titled The Lazarus Effect, which now hits theaters on February 27, 2015.
Now, in addition to the film’s first poster, we have your first look at the trailer that’s ben playing ahead of The Woman In Black 2.
From what I gathered, the Flatliners-esque film begins when Mark Duplass (Creep) resurrects Wilde in sort of a throwback to Pet Sematary. Only, in a very Event Horizon-like scene, it appears that Wilde’s character is brought back from Hell, and brings along everyone’s own personal demons. It looks pretty cool, and was penned by hot up-and-coming writer Jeremy Slater.
Evan Peters and Donald Glover also star in the pic “about a group of medical students who discover a way to bring dead patients back to life.”
David Gelb directs.
Gotta say we’re really enjoying “Constantine” in the Creepy household, and things continue to get brighter for the dark show based upon DC Comics’ Hellblazer series. Read on for new casting news!
According to EW “Breaking Bad” star Mark Margolis has landed the role of DC Comics sorcerer Felix Faust in the 10th episode of the season, “Quid Pro Quo,” which airs on January 23rd. In it John investigates why thousands of people across Brooklyn have fallen into a mysterious coma, and Chas’ daughter is among them.
Since the early 60s, Faust has been a perennial threat to the Justice League in the comics, now holding ties to John Constantine and Justice League Dark through The New 52-era books.
“Constantine” Episode 1.09 – “The Saint of Last Resorts – Part 2” (1/16/15; 10-11pm)
JOHN PUTS HIS LIFE ON THE LINE AS HE GETS EVEN CLOSER TO THE SOURCE OF THE RISING DARKNESS – CLAIRE VAN DER BOOM AND EFREN RAMIREZ GUEST STAR – In order to fend off a vicious attack, John (Matt Ryan) summons a demon into himself. Chas (Charles Halford), Zed (Angélica Celaya), and Anne Marie (guest star Claire van der Boom) race against time to save John before it’s too late.
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The networks are slowly rolling out the mid-season returns of all our favorite shows, and coming up on the 19th of this month is Episode 2.10 of “The Originals,” entitled “Gonna Set Your Flag on Fire.” Here’s an image gallery for the ep, and it looks like the synopsis isn’t exaggerating when it says “tensions grow.”
“The Originals” Episode 2.10 – “Gonna Set Your Flag on Fire” (airs 1/19/15)
WHEN TWO SIDES COLLIDE — With Vincent (guest star Yusuf Gatewood) on the loose and hellbent on revenge, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) brings Cami (Leah Pipes) to the safe house as he and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) return to the compound. Hayley and Jackson (guest star Nathan Parsons) devise a plan to bring the vampires and werewolves together to consider a truce, but tensions grow when Vincent places a spell on the compound, trapping the two sides together.
Meanwhile, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) grows concerned when Rebekah fails to show up at the safe house, prompting Klaus to confront Kaleb (guest star Daniel Sharman) for answers. Lastly, after accepting her mother’s offer to jump into a new body, Rebekah (guest star Maisie Richardson-Sellers) turns to former Harvest girl Cassie (guest star Natalie Dreyfuss) for help when she finds herself trapped inside an insane asylum.
Danielle Campbell and Charles Michael Davis also star. Rob Hardy directed the episode written by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson.
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Lionsgate has finally set a date for its upcoming flick The Voices, starring Ryan Reynolds and some talking animals! Look for it on VOD platforms and in select theatres on February 6th via Lionsgate.
Directed by Marjane Satrapi, the psychological thriller also stars Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, and Jacki Weaver.
This genre-bending tale centers around Jerry Hickfang, 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.
The first casting news has arrived for the new film from Nicolas Winding Refn, entitled The Neon Demon, as The Wrap is reporting that the lovely Elle Fanning has signed on for demonic duty! Fanning will play an aspiring model who is caught in a world of beauty and demise.
Refn wrote the screenplay with new talent Mary Laws, described only as a horror tale with a young female-led cast.
The picture will be co-financed and co-distributed by France’s Gaumont and Wild Bunch, who were partnered on Refn’s 2013 pic Only God Forgives.
Refn says of The Neon Demon, “One morning I woke and realized I was both surrounded and dominated by women. Strangely, a sudden urge was planted in me to make a horror film about vicious beauty.”
Refn’s regular collaborators, editor Matthew Newman and composer Cliff Martinez, will be joined by The Grandmaster director of photography Philippe Le Sourd on the film. Refn’s partner, Lene Borglum, will produce under their Space Rocket banner.
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If the 20-minute sneak peek of “Eye Candy” that MTV released as the new year began wasn’t enough to pique your interest in the show, then read on because we now have an inside look at what to expect this season to share.
“Eye Candy” centers on tech genius Lindy (Victoria Justice), who is persuaded by her roommate to begin online dating and begins to suspect that one of her mysterious suitors might be a deadly cyber stalker. When her friends at the elusive cyber-police uncover a potential serial killer in Manhattan, all signs point to one of Lindy’s dates. Teaming up with this band of hackers, Lindy works to solve the murders while unleashing her own style of justice on the streets of New York City.
Related Story: Go Behind the Scenes of MTV’s Eye Candy
Along with Justice, the series stars Casey Deidrick as “Tommy,” Kiersey Clemons as “Sophia,” John Garet Stoker as “Connor,” and Harvey Guillen as “George.”
The 10-episode series, which is based on R.L. Stine’s (Goosebumps) best-seller and executive produced by Twilight’s Catherine Hardwicke and Jason Blum (Insidious, Paranormal Activity), debuts on Monday, January 12th, at 10/9c.
And thusly, Bloody Disgusting’s sixth annual FEAR Awards carried on for another day. I hope you aren’t getting sick of these polls yet, because there’s still four left after this one and you won’t want to miss any of them. Or at least I wouldn’t want that.
Today is all about horror-themed DLC. There wasn’t a lot of it last year, but what little we did get ended up being surprisingly great. You can — and should! — choose your favorite below.
For the unfamiliar, The FEAR Awards is your chance to pick the best and worst horror games of the year. I’ll reveal a new category and its respective nominees every day until Jan 10. From there, voting will remain open until Jan 15, followed by a reveal of all of the winners on Jan 16.
Ryan Reynolds’ best friend is violence…
Lionsgate will hear The Voices (review), a genre film starring Amityville Horror‘s Ryan Reynolds, on VOD platforms and in limited theaters February 6.
Directed by Marjane Satrapi, and also starring Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick and Jacki Weaver, “This genre-bending tale centers around Jerry Hickfang, 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.“
TheWrap has the first casting news on Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn’s next film The Neon Demon, stating that Super 8‘s Elle Fanning is in negotiations to star.
Written by Refn and newcomer Mary Laws, Neon Demon is a female-driven horror film that the director’s longtime producing partner Lene Borglum will produce via their Space Rocket banner.
In first plot details, Fanning will play an aspiring model who is caught in a world of beauty and demise.
French titans Gaumont and Wild Bunch are co-financing the film, which will start production in March in Los Angeles.
It’s Time for Magical Thinking with these Stills from American Horror Story: Freak Show Episode 4.11
One show we definitely missed during the holidays is FX’s “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” and it finally returns tomorrow night. The network was a bit stingy in the photo department, releasing just a trio of stills from Episode 4.11, “Magical Thinking,” but they do feature guest star Neil Patrick Harris so at least we have that!
Look for the “AHS: Freak Show” mid-season return on Wednesday, January 7th. Just three episodes remain!
“American Horror Story: Freak Show” – Episode 4.11 – “Magical Thinking” (airs 1/7/15)
Elsa (Jessica Lange) prepares for her move to Hollywood. The Twins (Sarah Paulson) grow enamored with a traveling salesman. Dell (Michael Chiklis) plots Jimmy’s (Evan Peters) escape from police custody. Directed by Michael Goi; written by Jennifer Salt.
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Remember when I was talking about how excited Matt is about Howling II: Your Sister Is a Werewolf finally coming to Blu-ray a bit earlier? Okay, well multiply that by a million, and you have my feelings about the following story.
Word has come across our desk that Coffin Joe himself, the great Jose Mojica Marins, is on board as one of the four directors of the upcoming Brazilian splatter anthology The Black Fables (or As Fabulas Negras for your purists). Even cooler? He will also star.
Joining Marins on the film are fellow directors Rodrigo Aragão (The Monster of the Sewage and Iara’s House), Petter Baiestorf (Fierce Pampas), and Joel Caetano (Bloody Blonde).
Hermann Pidner and Rodrigo Aragão are executive producing, and Mayra Alarcón and Kika Oliveira are the producers. Walderrama dos Santos, Tiago Ferri, Carol Aragão, Cesar Souza Coffin, Milena Bessa, Margareth Galvão, Mayra Alarcón, Dora Dadalto, and of course Coffin Joe star!
Marcelo Castanheira and Alexandre Barcelos are serving as directors of photography on what’s being billed as a bloodbath in Brazilian folklore!
Check out the trailer below, and for more information dig on the official The Black Fables Facebook page!
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None of us are saints. We’ve all got that dark aspect inside that peeks its head out every once in a while to remind us that we’re human and that we are capable of things that we might not be proud of or ever want to see exposed.
But sometimes its best to just let it be known and drag that darkness into the light, even if for a brief moment. So, let’s see what your own personal inner demon is!
I got ‘The Witch’, which reads:
You inner monster is a witch! She is evil, with a bad temper. Although she can be ugly, she is very calculating, and you will need to be careful not to let her out too often!
Take the quiz below and post your results!
Last night “Sleepy Hollow” returned from its holiday hiatus, and while there are still a lot of problems with this season so far (an angel? really?), here’s hoping Episode 2.13, “Pittura Infamante,” which doesn’t air until the 19th, can get things back on track.
One thing that appears to be back on track for sure is Ichabod and Katrina’s relationship; in the first image below they’re actually on a date! If you scroll a little lower, you’ll also get your first look at guest star Michelle Trachtenberg as Abigail Adams.
“Sleepy Hollow” Episode 2.13 – “Pittura Infamante” (airs 1/19/15)
After the mysterious death of an art restorer at the Sleepy Hollow Historical Society Soiree, Ichabod (Tom Mison) and Katrina (Katia Winter) are reminded of a dear friend from their past – Abigail Adams (guest star Michelle Trachtenberg). Meanwhile, Abbie (Nicole Beharie) is shocked by someone’s visit to the police precinct.
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You can’t look out at what’s already inside. Yeah, that scenario can be a real bitch when it comes to your survival chances in a horror movie; but hey, you gotta roll them bones, right? Read on for the first word and artwork surrounding the latest film to revisit this trope.
From the Press Release:
An intense psychological thriller, THE INTRUDERS debuts February 24 on DVD and Digital HD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Miranda Cosgrove (“iCarly”), Donal Logue (“Gotham”), Austin Butler (“Arrow”), and Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan) star in this gripping mystery that will keep audiences guessing until the very end.
In THE INTRUDERS, Rose (Cosgrove), a troubled teenager with a history of mental illness, moves into a new home with her father. Soon after, she begins experiencing strange, seemingly supernatural occurrences inside her home, leaving her struggling to determine whether it’s the kids in town giving her a hard time or if it’s all in her head. The film also stars Michael Luckett (The Basement) and Jenessa Grant (“Reign”).
Directed by Adam Massey from a screenplay by Jason Juravic, THE INTRUDERS was executive produced by Mark Slone with Jeff Sackman and Nicholas D. Tabarrok serving as producers. THE INTRUDERS has a run time of approximately 92 minutes and is rated PG-13 for some violence, scary images, thematic elements and language.
Bonus Features include two all-new behind-the-scenes featurettes:
- The Secrets of The Intruders – The filmmakers and cast discuss the film’s story and psychological aspects
- Making-of The Intruders – An inside look at the filmmaking process and more
Every town has its secrets, as college student Rose Halshford (Cosgrove) learns when she and her dad (Logue) move into a musty, old house. When Rose discovers that the previous tenant mysteriously disappeared, leaving her possessions behind, she suspects her unfriendly neighbors know more than they let on. When Rose reports strange noises coming from inside the house, no one, not even her father, believes her, insisting that it’s all in her head. As Rose’s suspicions grow, she begins to fear that she may be the next victim of whatever or whoever has infiltrated her new home.
We’re still a ways away from the release of Terminator Genisys, though you can expect lots of coverage here on Dread in the coming months. Today we’re serving up an image that we think you’re going to dig so read on!
Per USA Today, we’ve just been provided with a still showcasing one of the film’s T-800 endoskeletons, which is of course the model that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character is. Check out the nude cyborg below, and expect more soon!
Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as the T-800, Emilia Clarke as Sarah Conner, Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese, Jason Clarke as John Conner, and Matt Smith as John Conner’s ally. Byung-hun Lee, Aaron V. Williamson, Dayo Okeniyi, and J.K. Simmons also star. Alan Taylor directs.
Look for the film in theatres July 1, 2015, via Paramount.
The beginning of Terminator: Genisys, the first of three planned films that Paramount hopes will relaunch the beloved sci-fi franchise, is set in 2029, when the Future War is raging and a group of human rebels has the evil artificial-intelligence system Skynet on the ropes. John Connor (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Jason Clarke) is the leader of the resistance, and Kyle Reese (Divergent’s Jai Courtney) is his loyal soldier, raised in the ruins of post-apocalyptic California. As in the original film, Connor sends Reese back to 1984 to save Connor’s mother, Sarah (“Game of Thrones”‘ Emilia Clarke), from a Terminator programmed to kill her so that she won’t ever give birth to John. But what Reese finds on the other side is nothing like he expected.
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Thanks to M. Night Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense, and his rash of self-masturbatory films with twists, we’re all pre-conditioned to watch for the big reveals in a movie.
Nearly every person I know feels the need to exclaim, “I figured out the twist!,” at some specific point in a film. That’s great, asshole. Movies aren’t video games, and you aren’t supposed to ruin the experience for yourself making guesses all the way through the feature. I guess living in a world of immediacy has its faults, considering people can’t sit still for 90 fucking minutes.
Anyways, I finally caught William Eubank’s sci-fi thriller The Signal, which stars Laurence Fishburne, as well as Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp, Lin Shaye, Robert Longstreet, and Jeffrey Grover.
It follows a group of college students are lured to the middle of the desert by a hacker.
The movie has been out long enough that you shouldn’t be angry if I slightly spoil the movie in revealing that there’s a huge twist – which is the point of this article.
I loved The Signal, and feel like it’s being under appreciated. Why? Because we’re always waiting for the damn twist. Signal easily would have been a blockbuster back in the 1990′s. It has such an insane finale that people would have been talking about it for weeks, and critics would be proclaiming its brilliance upon the world.
Obviously, the cat is out of the bag now, but I still hope to sway you to rent the sci-fi brain fuck this coming weekend and enjoy it for what it is.
Seen in already? Talk below…
Sink your teeth into a pair of fangtastic vampire comedies, Love At First Bite and Once Bitten, on February 10, 2015 for the first time on Blu-ray!
Then, get ready for high-definition haunts with a double feature of Vampire’s Kiss and High Spirits presents a pair of paranormal favorites from the 1980s, available at last on Blu-ray. Vampire’s Kiss includes commentary with Nicolas Cage and director Robert Bierman.
Lastly, on February 24, 2015, make a different kind of New Year’s resolution with New Year’s Evil. Scream Factory’s Blu-ray debut of the film comes complete with bonus features, including new interviews with Kip Niven, Grant Cramer and Taaffe O’Connell and director of photography Thomas Ackerman.
LOVE AT FIRST BITE: George Hamilton is possibly the tannest vampire in screen history in 1979’s Love at First Bite. When Count Dracula (Hamilton) is forced out of his castle to make room for an Olympic training facility, he relocates to New York City in search of discos, blood banks, and the fashion model who just might be the girl of his dreams. Will the Count take a bite out of the big apple — or will its mean streets take a bite out of him? Susan Saint James, Richard Benjamin, Arte Johnson, Dick Shawn and The Jeffersons’ Sherman Hemsley and Isabel Sanford also star in this outrageous romance about a guy who really loves the nightlife.
ONCE BITTEN: Jim Carrey is necking with a vampire in Once Bitten, a 1985 teen comedy also starring Lauren Hutton, Karen Kopins, and Cleavon Little (Blazing Saddles). When a vampire Countess (Hutton) seeks virgin blood, she soon discovers that it’s not as easy to come by as it was in the good old days! When she crosses paths with the still-virginal Mark Kendall (Carrey in one of his earliest screen roles), it’s a race against time to get to him before he gets it on. Once Bitten is a totally 80s teen vampire flick where the bloodsuckers don’t sparkle, but the comedy most certainly does.
VAMPIRE’S KISS: Teetering on the edge of sanity, volatile literary agent Peter Loew (Nicolas Cage) tries to find purpose in his life through a cutthroat work ethic and a hedonistic night life. But when an encounter with a mysterious beauty leaves Loew convinced that he is turning into a vampire, his behavior turns positively outrageous.
HIGH SPIRITS: Daryl Hannah, Peter O’Toole, Steve Guttenberg, Beverly D’Angelo, Jennifer Tilly, Peter Gallagher and Liam Neeson star in this hilariously haunting comedy! When a castle-turned-hotel owned by Peter Plunkett (O’Toole) falls on hard financial times, he comes up with an idea to turn the place into a tourist attraction by billing it as Europe’s most haunted castle. But just when it seems he’ll have to give up the ghost, some real phantoms show up — and they’re none too thrilled about being exploited.
NEW YEAR’S EVIL: Diane “Blaze” Sullivan, the host of a nationally televised punk-rock show on New Year’s Eve, is receiving calls from a mysterious killer who tells her of his plans to off someone at midnight in each of America’s major time zones… and she will be the last.
Starring Roz Kelly (Happy Days), Kip Niven (Magnum Force), Grant Cramer (Killer Klowns From Outer Space), Louisa Moritz (Death Race 2000), Taaffe O’Connell (Galaxy Of Terror) and Teri Copley (We Got It Made), New Year’s Evil injects an “intimate and refreshing viewpoint into what was once a tired old scenario” (Andre Dumas, The Horror Digest)…and then takes you on a non-stop thrill ride of unmitigated terror!
Bonus Features: Audio Commentary with director Emmett Alston, The Making of New Year’s Evil featuring new interviews with actors Kip Niven, Grant Cramer and Taaffe O’Connell and director of photography Thomas Ackerman, Theatrical Trailer.
After the success of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to the Planet of the Apes prequel, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, FOX already began moving on a third film in the franchise.
The currently untitled this film was originally slated for release in the summer of 2016 – but unfortunately things aren’t moving quickly enough for the studio who has shifted the film a full year to a newly minted July 14, 2017 date.
Cloverfield and Let Me In‘s Matt Reeves, who directed Dawn, will return to the helm.
In Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, “A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.“
For the first time in the world, all four Evil Dead films come in one package.
Included is the original 1981 Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, Army of Darkness and Evil Dead (2013).
This collectable pack also features collectible Necronomicon packaging, 16 pages of original drawings and a 23 cm replica prop of the dagger from Evil Dead 2. PLUS Heaps of bonus features and the premiere of the documentary ‘Invaluable’.
Unfortunately, this insane package is only available in Australia.
Thanks to Bloody reader Eloy Camacho for the tip.
Director, producer and writer Rick Bieber (Flatliners) and Ken Clark have partnered to form a new independent feature film production company, MiNDS i CiNEMA.
The first project under the banner will be the demonic love story, The Other.
The psychological horror stars Dominic Sherwood, pictured, as Zach Bradford, a young man tormented by the possibility of descending into the depths of insanity, or worse, become the target of an actual demonization. The terrors surrounding Zach, his family and friends grow to deadly proportions and he is forced to question his sanity and fears for his girlfriend Shawn’s (Charlbi Dean) safety. Once the threat of psychotic behavior reaches its climactic conclusion, Zach is confronted with an unimaginable horrific reality.
Based on a screenplay which was written and will be directed by Rick Bieber, the film will star Dominic Sherwood (Vampire Academy), Jill Hennessy (“Crossing Jordon,” “Law & Order”), Emmy Award Winner Drea de Matteo (“Sons of Anarchy,” “The Sopranos,” Dark PLaces), Charlbi Dean and Sinclaire Schaefer.
“Although unquestionably scary, The Other is also a classic love story with believable characters confronting provocative and somewhat spiritual themes,” said Bieber. “It’s our hope that the new company will produce very commercial films with evocative story lines and strong and well developed characters, regardless of genre. We’re anxious to create an appealing new home for talented emerging and established filmmakers and actors alike.”
The Other begins shooting in Los Angeles in January 2015.