In their infinite wisdom, Valve knows what you want — or at least they do if you want zombies — because that’s what we’re getting in the third day of Steam’s annual Summer Sale. Day 2 brought the scares, and today they’re following them up with a handful of deals on a few great zombie-themed games, including 7 Days to Die for $13.74 (45% off), Project Zomboid for $10.04 (33% off), and Contagion for $4.99 (75% off).
I haven’t spent much time with the first two games, but if you’re looking to shoot some good old fashioned Romero zombies in their stupid ugly, rotten faces, then Contagion is definitely worth checking out.
For the full list of deals, head on over to Steam.
Slasher homage Kids Go to the Woods... Kids Get Dead was released a few years ago, and director Michael Hall is back with Kids Get Dead 2: The Kids Get Deader, now available on DVD, Blu-ray, Digital, and even VHS! Plus, if you're in NYC, you can attend the film's release party tonight.
Co-written by Hall and Robert J. Huntley, Kids Get Dead 2: The Kids Get Deader is a sexy, violent return to the classic midnight movie slasher genre that picks up where the original left off. The film features horror hostess Peaches McNeil (Samantha Glovin).
We have the trailer, a few photos, ordering info, and details on tonight's screening and after-party below. For more be sure to the visit Kids Get Dead on Facebook.
After years of nightmares and therapy sessions, Casey (Leah Rudick) sets out to find the author of a mysterious novel that foretold the brutal murder of her brother at the hands of a masked maniac.
Meanwhile it’s all boobs, blood, and rock ‘n roll for a group of teenagers at a house party... all except for Brian (Bradley Creanzo), who is buried in Charles Carver’s (Steve Buja) latest novel. When the crazed killer (Alexander Kollar) returns to slaughter their sexcapades with blood-splattering similarity found within the novel, Brian and Casey must struggle to unseal their own fates before it’s too late.
Are they just characters in a story living out the brutal fantasies of a mad man? Or can free will save them from the clutches of a gruesome destiny?
Visit the official Kids Get Dead website, order one of the Kids Get Dead bundles from Darkstar Entertainment, and click here for tickets to the Saturday, June 21st, screening at Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick St., New York, NY. Each ticket will include a wristband good for drink specials at the release party held at Slainte, 304 Bowery, New York, NY. The screening begins at 8PM ET (party at 10:30) so there's still time to check it out!
It's the first day of summer, and we know you're ready to hit the great outdoors, but first we want to make you aware that Horror Decor is releasing another Horror Buddy. If you're a fan of old school zombies - zombie babies to be exact - take a moment to check out their latest.
Going on sale Monday morning is "The Baby" from Peter Jackson's over-the-top zombiepalooza Dead Alive (aka, if you prefer, Braindead). Talk about rowdy infants! Read on for the details.
From the Press Release:
We here at Horror Decor are ready to reveal the latest member of our Horror Buddies family, The Baby. This cute but disgusting little guy wants you to be his new friend! The artwork has once again been provided by the now Horror Buddy expert Matt Ryan.
His height is approximately 21”; he's priced at $50 plus shipping and will be available for purchase Monday, June 23rd, at HorrorDecor.net.
To order yours, visit the Horror Decor website. Please keep in mind that Horror Buddies are handmade and very time-consuming to create so they may take 3-4 weeks to ship.
Also, The Clown, The Farmer, and the Freddy in Space edition Jason are all still available in limited quantities.
Deliver Us from Evil could be closing in on the prize for most TV spots and promos released before its premiere date... and we still have ten more days to go! In the meantime check out today's offering, which includes some audience reactions to the film.
Joel McHale, Sean Harris, Edgar Ramirez, and Olivia Munn star alongside Eric Bana. The film is a paranormal thriller produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Scott Derrickson directs a script he and Paul Boardman (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) wrote.
Related Story: See our Deliver Us from Evil archive here!
Look for Deliver Us from Evil in theaters on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.
New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.
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We've been enjoying the dark tone of the teasers released thus far for BBC America's upcoming "Intruders," and now that the official launch trailer has arrived, we're even more intrigued. When can we finally see the show? Read on for the details and to watch the new preview!
"Intruders," from writer/executive producer Glen Morgan ("The X-Files") will premiere on Saturday, August 23rd, at 10/9c. The series is based on Michael Marshall Smith's novel The Intruders.
Eduardo Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project, Exists) and Daniel Stamm (13 Sins, The Last Exorcism) are directing various episodes. The creative team includes acclaimed production designer Mark Freeborn ("Breaking Bad"). The series is executive produced by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner for BBC Worldwide Productions, Morgan, and Rose Lam ("The L Word").
Related Story: See Our "Intruders" Archive
"Intruders" stars celebrated British actor John Simm ("Life on Mars," "State of Play," and "Doctor Who") and Oscar winner Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite, Norma Jean & Marilyn, Human Trafficking) with James Frain ("The White Queen," "Grimm," "True Blood") and Tory Kittles ("True Detective") and introducing Millie Brown ("Once Upon a Time in Wonderland"), making her debut in a series lead role.
"Intruders" is about a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others.
A contemporary, chilling, paranormal tale set in the moody Pacific Northwest, "Intruders" spins a fascinating and complex web of drama. As strange, apparently unrelated events start happening, multiple storylines - a missing wife, an assassin covering his crimes, a child on the run - begin to intertwine to reveal a conspiracy that will forever change our understanding of human nature.
John Simm stars as Jack Whelan, a Los Angeles cop turned writer who has escaped a dark, violent past for a seemingly quiet life with his wife, Amy. When Amy goes missing, Jack is plunged into an investigation that forces him to confront the sins of his past and reexamine the very foundations he’s built his life upon.
Stay up-to-date by following @BBCAMERICA on Twitter.
Mojang is bringing the sixth skin pack to the XBLA version of Minecraft soon, and this time it will include part of the cast from Undead Labs’ post-apocalyptic hit, State of Decay. It’s a fitting pairing, though I can’t say I recognize any of the character skins, and that’s after spending an inordinate amount of time with State of Decay and both of its expansions.
I suppose none of the characters really stood out to me, at least not in the same way as Telltale’s The Walking Dead, which has also made its way to the popular sandbox game. Check them out below and let me know if any look familiar to you.
Skin pack 6 will be available soon, though we don’t have a price or release date yet.
Waxwork Records has unveiled the details for their upcoming Chopping Mall and Friday The 13th vinyl releases. For the latter, it will be the first time that the soundtrack, which was composed by Chuck Cirino, will be released on vinyl. The release includes a 180-gram fluorescent-pink disc, liner notes by Cirino and screenwriter Steve Mitchell, and full packaging artwork by Australian duo We Buy Your Kids (there will be a limited run of 500 neon yellow variants). This release will drop on July 29th.
For Harry Manfredini‘s Friday The 13th, the album will drop August 29th and feature notes from Manfredini and director Sean Cunningham with artwork by Jay Shaw. There will also be three variants: “Woodland Green and Brown haze with Blood Splatter,” “Deep Murky Green,” and “Blood Filled” (which is limited to just 100 variants).
Head below for artwork and music samples of these releases.
One new series we're really looking forward to is NBC's "Aquarius," starring David Duchovny, and if you are, too, here's a juicy casting update for the show, including who'll be portraying the infamous leader of the Manson family.
Per TVLine, Gethin Anthony (pictured; best known as Renly Baratheon in "Game of Thrones"), Grey Damon ("Friday Night Lights," Oldboy), and Emma Dumont ("Bunheads") have all signed on for the 13-episode "event" series, which stars Duchovny as a cop who goes undercover to track Manson and his brood.
Anthony will portray Manson, described here as the “archetypal authentic hippie freak” whose intense charisma draws young followers to him in droves. A jailbird who has spent half his life in prison, Manson dominates his young female followers through a combination of sex, drugs, and a paternalistic and caring attitude that masks his inner evil. A dark, seductive force of nature, he recruits young Emma Karn (Dumont) to his ranks — but his interest in her may be far beyond the merely sexual. In fact, he may have embroiled her father in a far-reaching conspiracy.
Damon, meanwhile, will co-star as Hodiak’s (Duchovny) new partner — and the two are well matched in their maverick methods and savvy instincts. He helps Hodiak trace the missing Emma Karn, going undercover himself to learn more about Manson.
It’s 1967, and the era of free love, drug experimentation, and the Vietnam War is in full effect. When the teenage daughter of a respected lawyer goes missing, L.A. Police Sgt. Sam Hodiak (David Duchovny; “Californication,” “The X-Files”) starts asking around. He soon discovers that the hippie kids he’s questioning don’t take kindly to cops, especially one with hair as short as his. Needing the help of someone they will trust, he partners with rebellious undercover cop Brian Shafe, a man who’s more comfortable rolling a joint than patrolling a beat.
It’s not long before they stumble upon a small-time cult leader seeking out vulnerable women to join his cause. From there, they follow this man’s trail down a rabbit hole of drugs, sex, murder, and cultural revolution. Little could they know, however, the guy they’re hunting will eventually become the killer we now recognize as Charles Manson. He was a lost soul who desperately wanted to get into the music scene of the ’60s until something snapped. This is the show that will explore the cat and mouse game between him and the police that will go on for several seasons, ultimately ending with the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders.
Writer John McNamara (“In Plain Sight”) serves as executive producer with Marty Adelstein (“Prison Break”), David Duchovny, and Melanie Greene. “Aquarius” is a production of ITV Studios America and Marty Adelstein Productions.
It's been a few months since we've gotten an update on Altered Perception, but today a new one-sheet has arrived, dubbed the "payoff poster," and we have a look at it for you right here. With the film in the final stages of post-production, expect lots more soon!
Altered Perception, from Blanc/Biehn Productions and Small Red Star Productions, is directed by Kate Rees Davies from a script by Travis Romero with musical composition by Randy Chance.
The film stars Jon Huertas, Jennifer Blanc, Hallie Jordan, Jade Tailor, Danielle Artigo, Emrhys Cooper, Mark Burnham, Larry Wade Carrell, Nick Nicholson, Aileen Burdock, Nichola Fynn, and Matthew Ziff.
Altered Perception is a fast-paced sci-fi thriller that follows four couples as they embark on a clinical trial of a new medication that is designed to help users move past traumatic experiences by altering their perception. As the couples continue their treatment, they begin to question and doubt their memories and eventually their sanity.
This Tuesday sees the release of Once More ‘Round The Sun, the sixth studio release from Atlanta, GA metal band Mastodon. If you haven’t checked it out yet, I posted my 4-skull review review a few weeks ago and I’m still enjoying the hell out of this album. These guys just know how to rock in all the best ways!
So, with the new album coming out, I figured that it’d be fun to look back at one of their older tracks and appreciate the video that went along with it! That’s why this week I bring you “Divintations” from the Crack The Skye album! Full of human sacrifice, skull goblets, abominable snowmen, murderous Neanderthals, and even a dash of cannibalism, it’s the perfect way to end the week!
Check it out below!
Playing as part of Syfy's "Sharknado Week" is the sequel at least 10 people have been waiting for, Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda, and the feisty first clip has made its way online. Check it out!
From the eagerly anticipated premiere of Sharknado 2: The Second One, Roger Corman’s Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda, and Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark to the greatest moments in shark film history, Syfy viewers will be swimming with fin-tastic special programming during the channel’s "Sharknado Week," airing July 26 through August 2.
HIGHLIGHTS OF SYFY’S SHARKNADO WEEK (ALL TIMES ET/PT)
Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark – Saturday, July 26, at 9PM – When the U.S. government creates an exact robotic copy of the original mega shark, this new mecha shark runs wild – with only the original mega shark standing in the way of global destruction. A production of The Asylum, the movie stars Christopher Judge ("Stargate SG1") and Elisabeth Rohm (American Hustle).
Sharkmania: The Top 15 Biggest Baddest Bloodiest Bites – Premieres Sunday, July 27, at 9PM – This original documentary special takes a lighthearted look back at the 15 best shark movie bites of all time. Comedians, actors, and celebrities including Ian Ziering, Brooke Hogan, Richard Moll, Downtown Julie Brown, and Mark McGrath discuss their favorite scenes – fun, ridiculous, and frightening – from classic shark movies such as Jaws to the outrageous Sharktopus and Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus. A production of Associated Television International. Executive producer: Jim Romanovich. Producers: Dan Goldman, David Stephan. Consulting producer: Robert Corsini.
Sharknado 2: The Second One – Wednesday, July 30, at 9PM – In Sharknado 2: The Second One, the sequel to last summer’s global pop culture sensation, a freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a Sharknado on the population and its most cherished iconic sites – and only Fin (Ian Ziering) and April (Tara Reid) can save the Big Apple. The movie, directed by Anthony C. Ferrante from a screenplay by Thunder Levin, also stars Mark McGrath, Kari Wuhrer, Vivica A. Fox, and Judah Friedlander with cameo appearances including Kelly Osbourne, Judd Hirsch, Perez Hilton, Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Andy Dick, Robert Klein, Sandra “Pepa” Denton, Biz Markie, Downtown Julie Brown, Richard Kind, and Kurt Angle, among others. Sharknado 2: The Second One is a production of The Asylum.
Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda – Sunday, August 2, at 9PM – In this new Roger Corman movie, the child of Sharktopus goes toe-to-toe with the latest science experiment "Pteracuda" – half Pteradactyl, half Barracuda – in a battle for monster supremacy. A production of New Horizons Pictures, the movie stars Robert Carradine (Django Unchained) and Katie Savoy ("Living with Models").
It was back during Comic-Con of last year when we last told you about Adam Green's latest directorial feature film, Digging Up the Marrow. The flick is said to be coming later this year, and we may have just gotten our first look at one of... the film's creatures?
Given the aforementioned hashtag, we can only assume this is our first look at one of the many horrors in the film. Digging Up the Marrow is a documentary look at monster art and the reality behind the horrific fantasies. Below you’ll find the newly tweeted image as well as the official teaser poster.
Look for more on this one soon!
It’s hard to believe that Dead Rising made its debut on the Xbox 360 eight long years ago. It was the first game I ever played on the console, and now, six games later and we’re finally getting a feature-length movie adaptation. Now before you get too excited, you should know that this won’t see a theatrical release. Instead, it will premiere as a timed exclusive on Crackle, Sony’s VOD platform, before it’s made available on-demand elsewhere and on physical media.
The Dead Rising film will be penned by Tim Carter and produced by Tomas Harlan, the co-owners of Contradiction Films, which also produced the Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series for Machinima.
“Dead Rising has a built-in fan base and rich characters and plotlines that are ideal for digital storytelling and on target for Legendary’s brand,” said Tom Lesinski, president of content and distribution at Legendary Digital Media. “Crackle and Content are adept at distributing cutting-edge digital content and we look forward to delivering a highly engaging and cool series for a global audience.”
Crackle apps are available for free on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, as well as mobile devices, smart TVs and media players, including Roku, Apple TV and Chromecast.
This really isn’t all that surprising, seeing as the franchise has sold a cool 6.5+ million copies worldwide. Is this something you’re interested in seeing, and if you are, which game in the series — if any — would you like to see adapted? Of the main series, I wouldn’t mind returning to the story teased in Dead Rising 2. I liked the dynamic between Chuck and his sick daughter and I feel there’s plenty there to make a decent film. The other games were a bit shallow, narratively.
Music On Vinyl has posted a video that shows Alexandre Desplat‘s score for the new Godzilla film being pressed onto vinyl. Only 1,500 copies were pressed onto red vinyl while a black vinyl option is available. More information about that release can be found here.
Check out the video below.
For the unaware, Steam’s annual Summer Cheap Games Extravaganza (not real name, though it should be) kicked off yesterday with a few noteworthy deals. Day two is significantly more exciting, at least for horror fans, as it’s slashing prices on a number of horror games.
Today’s deals include State of Decay $4.99 (75% off), The Walking Dead: The Game Season Two $12.49 (50% off), Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs $4.99 (75% off), and Plague Inc: Evolved $10.04 (33% off). That last one isn’t really a horror game, unless you’re a germaphobe, but it’s still very much a game worth checking out.
If you’re interested in getting playing something scary tonight, you can find all these deals and more over on Steam.
I don’t often play adventure games, but when I do, I prefer Dos- err, games of the horror persuasion. That’s why Tormentum immediately caught my eye, because it looks like a living nightmare. The imagery is just fantastic, thanks to some stellar H. R. Giger-esque art. But what makes this game even more impressive is the fact that it’s being developed by a three-man team. Get familiar with it in the trailer below!
If you’d like to support Tormentum, feel free to head on over to its Indiegogo campaign.
Holy sh*t. Rian Johnson, who directed the amazing Looper and Brick (along with several great episodes of “Breaking Bad”) will be directing both Star Wars: Episode VIII and Episode IX. Not the spin-off movies, but the actual next two installments in the primary franchise.
Per Deadline, he’ll be taking over from JJ Abrams. “I’m told that Lucasfilm is making a deal with Looper writer-director Rian Johnson to write and direct Star Wars Episodes VIII and IX. Essentially, that means that the intention is for Johnson to take the baton from JJ Abrams, who has gotten the space franchise off the ground and is right now helming Episode VII… Johnson will take over the core film franchise, and he’ll get started quickly and this will be his preoccupation for quite awhile.”
That’s fantastic news for Star Wars. The only real downside is that we won’t be getting a pure dose of Johnson’s unique voice for a while, but since he’s also writing these two installments maybe some of that will work itself in.
Update: He’s writing and directing VIII. He’s writing a treatment for IX. Whether he, or someone else, directs the latter is TBD.
Just yesterday the 18th annual Fantasia International Film Festival made their first major announcement, gearing up to take Montreal by storm with three weeks of inspiration and excitement starting July 17 until August 5, 2014.
Today, Bloody Disgusting is excited to share exclusively the first images from Richard Bates Jr.’s Suburban Gothic, his follow-up to the Sundance success, Excision. It will World Premiere at Fantasia!
“Raymond has a prestigious MBA, but he can’t find work. He can channel the paranormal, but chatting with a cute girl mystifies him. Kicked out of his big city apartment, Raymond returns home to his overbearing mother, ex-jock father, and beer-bellied classmates. But when a vengeful ghost terrorizes the small town, the city-boy recruits Becca, a badass local bartender, to solve the mystery of the spirit threatening everyone’s lives.”
Suburban Gothic is described as an eccentric comedy/horror that stars Matthew Gray Gubler, Kat Dennings, Ray Wise, Sally Kirkland, Jeffrey Combs and John Waters, and riffs on everything from classic supernatural horror and outsider teen comedies to the “Hardy Boys” and “Scooby-Doo”!
Get the first Fantasia announcement here:
Originally conceived in 2008 by bassist Peter G. Shallmin of Kalmath, it’s only now that the world is able to get excited for Escapethecult, a new supergroup that also features guitarist Mike Wead (King Diamond, Mercyful Fate), drummer Tim Alexander (Primus, A Perfect Circle), and vocalist Mattheiu Romarin (Uneven Structure). The band has been working for five years to create their debut album All You Want and we’ll finally be able to hear it before the summer is out.
It was dynamic and exciting start, with blood, sweat and tears shed throughout the process and a long exhausted preparation for the attack. Every day was worth to make it real. We were sincere in our ideas that are embodied in our debut.
All You Want will be released August 18th. Head below for a teaser clip.
We couldn’t be bigger fans of Clive Barker here at Bloody-Disgusting if we tried. Over the past few years the man has made the move into comics with a stellar Hellraiser series, and a whole host of his properties being adapted for the comics page. A few weeks ago his “Cabal” novella was adapted into “Clive Barker’s Nightbreed” from BOOM! Studios. Jorge Solis called issue #1 “An impressive first installment, “Clive Barker’s Nightbreed” #1 delivers a surreal nightmare with exotic and monstrous creatures.”
So it’s with immense pleasure that we’re able to offer an exclusive preview of issue #2, right here on Bloody-Disgusting.
CLIVE BARKER’S NIGHTBREED #2
Author(s): Clive Barker, Marc Andreyko
Artist(s): Piotr Kowalski
Cover Artist(s): A. Riley Rossmo B. Christopher Mitten (incentive)
The Nightbreed have always been with us. As Peloquin makes meat of slave owners, he will soon discover his true hatred for naturals. The only ones to trust are those made of the night. In another time, a world away, Shuna Sassi only knows a life of fear. Will she be tempted to finally give herself the ultimate end?