None of today’s deals are particularly exciting for horror fans — not to say they aren’t exciting, because BioShock Infinite is very much worth $7.49 — but there are a few flash deals and community picked sales that are of note if you’re looking to grow your collection of horror games.
The following deals won’t last long, but for the next seven hours you can grab How to Survive for $2.24 (85% off), Telltale’s The Walking Dead Season Two for $12.49 (50% off), and Gone Home for $2.99 (85% off). Gone Home isn’t a horror game, but it is one that I think everyone should play, so I had to give it a mention.
For these deals and a myriad others, check out Steam.
Leigh Whannell tweeted that The Grey‘s Dermot Mulroney, pictured, will star in Insidious: Chapter 3.
The third film will be directed and written by Whannell, who penned all three films.
Focus Features, which acquired the rights to release Insidious: Chapter 3 from FilmDistrict, plans to bring the film to U.S. theaters on April 3, 2015.
ason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions, which produced both Insidious films, is producing the next installment along with Oren Peli and James Wan. Steven Schneider, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Peter Schlessel, Lia Buman, and Entertainment One’s Xavier Marchand are executive producing.
Principal photography of the movie is scheduled to start next month on July 7th.
It was announced yesterday that Shane Black, the venerable screenwriter behind Lethal Weapon and writer-director of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Iron Man 3, will co-writing and directing a reboot of Predator for Twentieth Century Fox.
Collider quickly jumped on the case and was able to clarify that this Predator, also penned by Monster Squad‘s Fred Dekker, will actually be a sequel.
While the initial report said that Black’s new ‘Predator’ film would be a reboot, Black tells us that he and Dekker see the project as definitely not a reboot, “As far as Fred and I are concerned anyway,” Black said, adding “Why start over, when you’ve all this rich mythology yet to mine?” Black said he doesn’t like reboots generally, but can “really get behind inventive sequels”, noting that he likes “the idea of expanding and exploring the existing ‘Predator’ mythology, rather than hitting the restart button.” He went on to say that Dekker, who’s writing the screenplay, is “perfect” for the project, adding the two had a blast writing the screenplay for ‘The Monster Squad’ together.
Even if it’s a sequel I wouldn’t be shocked if FOX releases it under the title Predator or with a modern spin – The Predator.
Incendiary Features, an Austin-based production company led by producer James LaMarr and director Phillip Guzman, has just purchased the rights to Dead Awake, the new sleep paralysis project by Final Destination creator Jeffrey Reddick, sources exclusively tell Bloody Disgusting. We’re told it was purchased in a six-figure deal.
The screenplay follows a young woman, investigating a mysterious death in her family, who must fight to save herself and her friends from an ancient evil that stalks its victims through the real-life phenomena of sleep paralysis.
Guzman is set to direct with production slated for this fall in central Texas.
Sleep paralysis is a phenomenon in which people, either when falling asleep or wakening, temporarily experience an inability to move. It is a transition state between wakefulness and rest characterized by complete muscle atonia (muscle weakness). It can occur at sleep onset or upon awakening, and it is often associated with terrifying visions, such as an intruder in the room, to which one is unable to react due to paralysis. – Wiki
“Sleep paralysis is a terrifying and universal phenomenon with a rich mythology that dates back to biblical times,” Reddick tells us. “It’s an original and mature horror story. I know Phillip’s directing style and strong vision will give people nightmares for years to come. He adds: “This script has been a passion project for a long time.”
Guzman adds: “I am thrilled about making a horror film that has never been done. Once I read Jeffrey’s skillfully crafted story, I made it my personal mission to make this movie. It’s a serious tale based on a chilling actual condition, but still has all the excitement and scares you’d expect from a genre picture.”
LaMarr promises that the film will feature a “strong female character that anchors this movie.”
Another interesting note out of Wiki is that the original definition of sleep paralysis was codified by Samuel Johnson in his A Dictionary of the English Language as nightmare, a term that evolved into our modern definition. Such sleep paralysis was widely considered the work of demons, and more specifically incubi, which were thought to sit on the chests of sleepers.
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IMP Awards shared a series of posters that ask, “Why do you purge?”
Universal Pictures’ The Purge: Anarchy hits theaters July 18th and stars Frank Grillo, Michael K. Williams, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez, and Keith Stanfield.
Returning alongside writer/director/producer James DeMonaco to produce the next chapter of the thriller are Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious), alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers) and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay (Pain & Gain, Transformers), Brad Fuller (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th) and Andrew Form (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th, The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street).
Deadline reports that Paragon Pictures has picked up North American rights to Linkin Park bandmate Joseph Hahn’s feature helming debut Mall, which stars Vincent D’Onofrio, Gina Gershon, Cameron Monaghan, Peter Stormare, and James Frecheville in the story of five disaffected suburbanites whose lives come together at a shopping mall following a seemingly random shooting.
Hahn serves as beat master for Grammy-winning rock band Linkin Park and directed dozens of their music videos prior to making his feature debut. D’Onofrio, Joe Vinciguerra, and Sam Bisbee adapted the script from Eric Bogosian’s 2001 novel of the same name. Mall is produced by D’Onofrio alongside Sam Maydew for Silver Lining Entertainment. Hahn most recently directed the music video for “New Divide,” the Linkin Park track that appears in Michael Bay’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and the band’s latest music video for “Until It’s Gone” from their current album The Hunting Party.
Paragon is planning to release Mall this fall after Hahn hits the road on Linkin Park’s Carnivores Tour this summer.
Ever since the first Dead Island trailer went viral, the series has proved to be popular fodder for fan remakes, reinterpretations, and spoofs. This trend looks to be extending to the trailer for the latest game in the series, which Deep Silver debuted at E3 earlier this month. In this video, some fans manage the impressive feat of recreating the reveal trailer, in full, in Grand Theft Auto V.
Once you’re through with this, you should consider checking out the canal chase scene from Terminator, which was also recently remade in GTA V.
Developer Tripwire Interactive has released a new video for their upcoming cooperative horror shooter Killing Floor 2, and this time it focuses on the creatures we’ll be pumping full of lead when the game arrives. It’s been a month since the long-anticipated sequel was revealed, along with details on an exciting — and apparently, incredibly advanced — gore system that Tripwire hopes will take the visceral thrill of mowing down a couple hundred mutants with a few friends to the next level.
Killing Floor 2 doesn’t have a release date yet, but it’s currently only planned to come to PC.
Writer/director Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Sinister) sees his new, ambitious horror film Deliver Us From Evil hit theaters on July 2nd. While I was able to speak with most of the film’s leads during my set visit, Olivia Munn (“The Newsroom”, Magic Mike) didn’t happen to be shooting that day. So I was definitely excited to speak with her about the film for the first time last weekend in Los Angeles.
Munn is quote good in the film, taking on the type role that a lot of other movies and actresses have reduced to one dimension and creating a full-fledged character out if it.
Check out the interview below!
Coming in 2015 to Steam and Xbox One will be the beautiful looking game Cuphead, which is heavily, heavily influenced by the cartoon’s of the 1930′s. Utilizing hand drawn frames that are entirely inked, the game also makes use of live, original jazz recordings.
Cuphead is a single player or co-op run and gun platformer, heavily focused on boss battles.
Head on below for a trailer that has be seriously considering buying an Xbox One!
Music composed by Kristofer Maddigan
Benjamin Hognestad, Piano
Phill Albert, Bass
Kris Maddigan, Drums
Next month the Vietnamese will have something new as the new spooker Hollow (aka Đoạt Hồn) will be haunting local theatres in the land that has brought us so many yummy dishes like Tamarind beef! Sorry... mind drifting... hungry... in any event... read on for a trailer.
From director Directed by Ham Tran, Hollow (Đoạt Hồn) will be opening on July 19th.
A 6-year-old girl falls into a river and drowns. One week later, her uncle, a police captain, travels to a remote village to claim her corpse, only to find that the girl is very much alive. He brings her home, but does not tell her parents that she was found dead. Strange things begin to happen as her family discovers that she is possessed.
In October we’ll be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of James Wan and Leigh Whannell’s Saw, which was put into wide theatrical release on October 29th, 2004. To me this is hugely significant since the film, along with Hostel four months later, helped usher in a new era of horror.
Some people call it “Torture Porn”, but Mr. Disgusting and I don’t think torture porn actually exists. It’s true that a lot of these films were markedly more brutal than their mainstream predecessors, but to call them porn implies that we’re just patiently wading through the movie to get to the money shots (the kills, in this case). That’s not the case. If anything, I’d argue that some of the sh*ttier slasher movies fill the porn model more fittingly. Films where we’re tolerating flat, poorly acted characters just waiting for the brief moments of pleasure when they’re dispatched. If we’re talking about intent, that’s porn. Saw and Hostel had plenty of interesting ideas and ambition that outstripped the lazy retreads that were littering the landscape and they were unfairly punished with that term.
In the case of Saw, it’s interesting to see how this new wave of horror was initially marketed to the public. Show them too much and they’re turned off, show them too little and you never gain their interest in the first place. I actually think the trailer does a nice job of setting up both Jigsaw’s modus operandi and the queasy concept of sawing through your own foot. It places the focus on the film’s innovative concept, the acknowledgement of which single handedly dispels the notion of “torture porn.”
AMC's "The Walking Dead" Season 4 is coming home, as always, in three different editions - DVD, Blu-ray, and Collector's Edition Blu-ray featuring another round of packaging to die for. Read on for the newly announce official details and more!
From the Press Release
August. Baseball season is in full swing. Barbecues have been blazing since Memorial Day. And fans can count another August tradition, when Anchor Bay Entertainment releases THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON Blu-ray™ + Digital HD with Ultraviolet™ and DVD on August 26th. Each format contains five loaded discs, presenting each episode exactly as it was originally broadcast. The Blu-ray™ + Digital HD with Ultraviolet™ presents the episodes in pristine 1080p high-definition and lossless Dolby TrueHD 7.1 audio. As with previous season releases, THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON rewards fans with hours of bonus features, including never-before-seen production footage, deleted scenes and audio commentaries, with ultra-exclusive content only available on the Blu-ray™ release, including additional audio commentaries and several “extended” episodes seen for the first time!
Another “Walking Dead” home entertainment release tradition, started with the Season 2 Blu-ray™ set, is the unique concept packaging by renowned collectibles creator McFarlane Toys. Following in the “shuffling” footsteps of Season 2’s “Walker Head” and Season 3’s “Walker Aquarium,” THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON will be available in a Blu-ray™ limited edition “Tree Walker” package. SRP is $79.99 for the Blu-ray™ + Digital HD with Ultraviolet™, $69.98 for the DVD and $129.99 for the Blu-ray™ limited edition.
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, AMC’s “The Walking Dead” enjoyed its most popular season to date, averaging 13.3 million live/same day viewers per episode and 8.6 million adults 18-49. Whether evading walkers, resisting a super flu outbreak, escaping the fall of their temporary prison haven and desperately searching for a sanctuary called Terminus, the on-going story of a group of survivors under the protective watch and leadership of Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Dr. Herschel Greene (Scott Wilson) continues to capture viewers’ imaginations on a global scale.
THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON cast also includes Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Chandler Riggs, David Morrissey, Melissa McBride, Chad L. Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green and Emily Kinney. New characters introduced this season include Sgt. Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz), Bob Stookey (Lawrence Gillard, Jr.), Rosita Espinoza (Christian Serratos) and Dr. Eugene Porter (Josh McDermott).
Season 5 of “The Walking Dead” premieres on AMC this October.
To stay up-to-the-minute on all things walker related, follow @WalkingDead_AMC on Twitter and visit "The Walking Dead" on Facebook. For more be sure to hit up the official "The Walking Dead" page on AMC.com.
The first official teaser trailer in promotion of Robert Englund's latest endeavor into evil, The Last Showing, is here; and it is rocking a nice malevolent feel. We dig it! Will you? Check it out and let us know!
The Philm Company is the company behind the film, a $2M psychological horror that was shot over four weeks, entirely on location in the northwest of England.
Cult horror actor Robert Englund (pictured; A Nightmare on Elm Street, Hatchet), Keith Allen, Malachi Kirby (Gone Too Far), Finn Jones ("Game of Thrones"), and Emily Berrington ("The White Queen") star. Phil Hawkins directs.
When a life-long projectionist (Englund) is made redundant, he looks to exact his vengeance on a generation that no longer requires his skills. He traps a couple inside his multiplex cinema and manipulates them into becoming characters in a horror film being captured by CCTV cameras.
The first season of "Penny Dreadful" is winding down next weekend, and we can't wait to see the latest incarnation of a "Grand Guignol"... "Dreadful" style!
A profoundly unsettling new saga, "Penny Dreadful" completely reinvents literature’s most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, who are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London.
Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, and Eva Green star. As we learned earlier this month, Showtime has already renewed the series for a second season consisting of 10 episodes.
Related Story: Visit our "Penny Dreadful" Archive!
"Penny Dreadful" Episode 1.08 - "Grand Guignol (airs 6/29/14)
Season 1 ends with Vanessa (Green) and Sir Malcolm (Dalton) facing their worst nightmares.
Don't forget you can still enter DREAD20 when checking out from Showtime's "Penny Dreadful" store to receive 20% off all "Penny Dreadful" merchandise. The code is valid through December 31, 2014!
All crime will once again be legalized on July 18th of this year, when The Purge: Anarchy invades theaters; and right now we have all sorts of goodies on tap to help you prep for the must kill event of the year!
The sequel stars Frank Grillo, Michael K. Williams, Zach Gilford, Carmen Ejogo, Jasper Cole, Zoe Borde, Chad Morgan, and Kiele Sanchez.
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The New Founders of America invite you to celebrate your annual right to Purge in THE PURGE: ANARCHY.
Returning alongside writer/director/producer James DeMonaco to produce the sequel to 2013's sleeper hit The Purge are Blumhouse Productions' Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious series) alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers) and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay (Pain & Gain, Transformers franchise), Brad Fuller (The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street), and Andrew Form (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th).
This week Science Channel's Emmy-nominated series "Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman" returns for its fifth season with a look at a potential real-life zombie apocalypse. Yes, Morgan Freeman and zombies in one program. Read on for details about the must-see show!
Titled "Is a Zombie Apocalypse Possible?," the series' fifth season premiere airs on Wednesday, June 25th, at 10pm ET/PT. Check out the official synopsis for the episode below along with some short preview clips.
The eight-episode fifth season of "Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman" also covers such controversial topics as could poverty be genetic and how to crush a superpower.
It is a nightmare that has stalked us for centuries: hordes of human beings transformed into mindless, cannibalistic monsters. Could this civilization-ending nightmare become reality? Scientists have discovered pathogens that turn insects into the walking dead. New strains of viruses are attacking humans every day. Mathematicians have calculated the likelihood of surviving a zombie virus outbreak: They’re not hopeful. Now neuroscientists are discovering how easy it is for us to lose conscious control of our bodies. Are we at risk of becoming puppets? And if we are already in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, would we know it?
Indie developer Endnight Games’ horror debut The Forest has been on my radar for some time. For the unfamiliar, it’s a deeply unsettling horror game set in a forested island on which your plane has recently made a crash landing. Unfortunately, this particular island is home to a ridiculously xenophobic tribe of indigenous mutant cannibals.
Now that I think about it, The Forest is so much more than The Descent meets Cannibal Holocaust; there’s also a bit of Silent Hill and Minecraft mixed in there too. It’s horrifying — watch me (try to) play it below.
If you’d like to brave The Forest yourself, you can grab it now on Steam for $14.99.
As you're probably aware, upcoming horror flick Deliver Us from Evil was inspired by the real-life story of retired NYPD sergeant Ralph Sarchie, who also worked as a demonologist. Needless to say, he's seen his fair share of horrifying shit with those accounts serving as the basis for the film.
In a short 15-minute documentary that's just come our way courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, Sarchie opens up about some of those bizarre cases and even shares chilling footage of a 1992 exorcism.
Check out the documentary, which is a nice little primer for the film, below!
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.
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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Following up last night's premiere of "True Blood" Season 7, HBO has released a super-sized preview of what's ahead before the show reaches its true death. The question beckons: Does anyone care anymore?
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Episode 7.02 - “I Found You” (air date 6/29/14)
A trio of hostages taken in the attack look to a familiar face as a possible liberator from the H-vamps.
Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Jason (Ryan Kwanten) visit the neighboring town of Saint Alice, where a young woman’s diary offers clues to the potential fate of Bon Temps. Spurned by Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis), a desperate Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) turns to Willa (Amelia Rose Blaire) to channel her family past.
Vince (Brett Rickaby) whips his fellow vigilantes into a dangerous frenzy. Pam’s (Kristin Bauer van Straten) search for her maker leads her to a very familiar place. Written by Kate Barnow; directed by Howard Deutch.